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VOLUME LXXIII-NO. 124.
PLAYING AT WAR.
Opera Bouffe Hostilities in
PIEROLA STILL AT PANAMA.
Anxiously Watching the Turn of
(Events in Peru— New Explosive
Discovered in Germany.
Ppeelal to Th- Slors'ino Call.
New York, April 2. — Advices from
Cape Haytien under date of March 2fii say :
An invasion of Santo Domingo and Hayii
on March 10. The attacking force con
sisted of about 160, led by the Insurgent
Generals Pablo Keyes, H. Vasquez and
others. Two men were killed.
The insurgents were repulsed by a force
of 200 Dominican soldiers, led by Governor
Anderson of Samana and his aids, and ten
of the Dominicans lost their lives. By order
of President Hippolyte of Hayti the insur
gents were disarmed and brought here.
The force, including Generals Pablo
Reyes and H.Vasquez, were forced to leave
the country and were put aboard the
•learner Ozauia, to be left at Turks Island.
PIEROLA AT PANAMA.
The Deposed DictatorWatcning Events
New Torus, April 2.— The Hera'd's Pan
ama special si. Ex-Dictator Pierola ol
Peru is still in Pans ma watching for an op
portunity to return to that country and
engage oace more in the management of
He lias sent ageuts to Peru to Inaugurate
his campaign for the Presidency. The
election does not take place until April,
1834, however, and It is believed that Pierola
Is really preparing to attack aud overthrow
President Morales Bermudez before the ex
piration cf his legal term. He is being
closely watched by detectives.
Although the election does not take place
for more than a yesr the party leaders of
Peru are already organizing for the strug
gle. General Caoeres is the official candi
date to succeed Dr. Bermudez, Canevero
Is the candidate of the Civilista party and
Pierola is the man favored by the Demo
The Democratic party has a better organ
ization, but its leaders are awaiting Pierola.
It would be unsafe for that gentleman to
attempt to return now unless ha goes at the
bead of an army. Id many quarters it is be
lieved that he is really preparing such a sen
sational return to the laud over which he
They fleet at Ghent and Discuss the
Brussels. April 2.— The socialists met
In convention in Ghent to-day principally
to determine th* attitude of their party in
ease universal suffrage should be refused
them. This morning 1000 Freuch socialists,
led by the Mayor of Roubai. and several
town councilors, mar .-bed in a body toCi n-
Tention Hall. Ou all sides they were
greeted with the cry "Long live the revolu
tion." After discussing at length the ad
visability of a general strike the congress
this afternoon passed resolutions to the
effect that there should be uo general strike
In Belgium in case the restrictions upon
suffrage should be limited by Parliament to
questions of age and plurality votes ior
heads of families, if, however. Parliament
Thou d g-ant plurality* vote- to prcrerty
owners and holders of university diplomas
the general labor council should be charged
to order at once a strike of all laborers in
SMOKELESS AND NOISELESS.
Reported Invention of a New Explo
sive in Germany.
Berlin, April 2.— A commission of artil
lery experts has been testing for several
days at Jetterbnrg a new explosive which
was Intended to replace ultimately gun
powder in the Geiman army. The explosive
Is a brown, fatty substance of the consist
ency of frozen oil when exposed in ordinary
temperatures. It is not exploded by either
Ignition or concussion. When used in guns
the explosion is obtained through contact
With another chemical compound. The
explosion is almost free from smoke and
the detonation is inconsiderable. The ex
plosive does not heat the weapon sufficiently
to prevent rapid firing, and the cartridges
used are easily refilled. The recoil is very
AUSTRIA'S PEACE FORCE.
A Significant Increase in the Strength
of the Army.
Vienna, April 2.— Despite reported de
nials, it is certain that the War Office is
planning to shortly increase the peace force
Of the Austrian army. The Landwehr is to
be reorganized according to tbo two-year
system, and each of the twenty-five infantry
regiments is to receive an addition of 144
men. The field artillery, moreover, will be
strengthened with twenty-eight batteries.
The total initial cost of the changes Is esti
mated at about 20.000,000 florins.
NO MESSAGE FROM WILLIAM.
AH Others Joined in Congratulating
Berlin, April 2 -More than 4000 men
took advantage of the magnificent weather
to visit Friedrichsruho to-day. Since early
morning crowds have gathered before
Prince Bismarck's home. Among the first
persons from whom Prince Bismarck re
ceived congratulatory messages yesterday
were the Empress Frederick, Prince-George
of Prussia, the King of Saxony, the Regent
of Bavaria and the Grand Duke of Baden.
No message was sent by Emperor William.
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CHAINED WITH ICE.
The Gruesome Story of the Frozen
London, April 2— Captain LilJia of the
British ship John Cooke, which sailed from
San Francisco on November 1 and reached
Queenstown to-day, reports that on January
14 be saw a full-rigged ship sailing anion.
Icebergs. Her destruction, he says, was
Inevitable. The John Cooke got clear of
the icebergs after many hours' peril and
several narrow escapes. Captain L -Iliac.
mates tne length of the largest iceberg as
CO miles and its height as 700 feet.
PROTESTED TO THE PORTE.
The American Minister Objects to His
Letters Being Opened.
Constantinople, April 2.— The United
States Minister has protested to tlie Sub
lime Porte agaiust the opening of letters
sent to him under the Consular seal from
Msrsovan. Barry R. Newberry, Secretary
ef the United Mates Legation, has started
for Marsovan and Cesarea to inquire Into
tbe reports of attacks upon Americans ia
those cities. . —;
MONTE CARLO A MINT.
Extraordinary Winnings of the Legal
ized Gamblers of Nice.
Nice. April 2.— The receipts of the Monte
Carlo Casino during the year which ended
On Friday were larger than in any other
year of its existence. They amounted to 24,
--000,000 francs, aud warranted the announce
ment of a dividend of 305 francs per share,
the largest dividend yet declared. Five
hundred-franc shares are now quoted at
more than 2.00 francs.
a prince in Danger.
Alleged Plot to Blow Up Ferdinand
Sofia, April 2.— dispatch from Berlin
states that three railway officials and lour
The Morning Call.
officers have been arrested tor having
plotted to kill Prince Ferdinand of Bul
garia. The plan is said to have been to
blow up with dynamite the train which will
carry him this week to Viareggio, where he
will be married to Princess Marie Louise,
daughter of the Duke of Parma. No con
firmation of the dispatch has been received.
WAITED TOO LONG.
Gossip From London About Embassa
LONDON, April 2.— President Cleveland
delayed tne appointing of an Embassador
so long that much of the good effect of it
The delay was more regrettable because it
was at Cleveland's request that the British
Foreign Office postponed the announcing of
Sir Julian Pauucefote's promotion. The
President was notified that it was the set
tled intention to promote bim on March 16
and he was notified on Monday, March 20,
that the promotion had actually been
Then he waits ten days ana finally names
Bayard as Embassador. lam afraid Bay
ard is chiefly known to the British public
as the Secretary of State who sent Lord
Sackville his passport.
He lias to share with Cleveland the re
sponsibility fur an act which the English
have always persisted io thinking an act of
rudeness. Sir. Bayard, however, is liked
a::-! respected by those of the English who
know hiui personally.
FOUR WERE DROWNED
Fatal Ending to a Boating
Ten Pleasure-Seekers Upset on Lake
Ponchartrain, Near New Orleans..
Six of Them Saved.
Special to The Morning Call
New Orleans, April 2.— By the over
turning of a sailboat on Lake Ponchartrain
this afternoon four persons, Mrs. Mary A.
Kelly, Miss Agnes and Mamie Klynn, her
nieces, and Miss Effie Kelly, were drowned.
Several others, who formed the party, nar
rowly escaped a similar fate.
The party, consisting of ten people, had
gone out to Milneburg for a picnic. After
lunch a sail was proposed and a cat-rigged
yawl was hired and tho party started out.
In tacking the yawl careened and the occu
pants strove to right her by rushing to the
opposite sale. This capsized the vessel
and ail on board were thrown struggling
into the water.
The screams of the women attracted the
attention of a party of men who were fish
ing some distance away and they put off to
the rescue, saving six people, while the four
victims of the accident sank before their
STEAMSHIPS FOR SALE.
Disastrous Ending of the Brazilian
New Yob*-, April 2.— The steamship
Seguranca of the United States and Brazil
ian Mail Steamship line was seized to-day
at the dock In Brooklyn by United States
Marshal Jacobs on judgments recovered
against the company by several firms that
furnished it with provisions. To-morrow
the steamer, together with her sister ships
of the same line, the Alliance, Advance
an i Vigilancia, will he sold at public auc
tion at the foot of Nineteenth street to sat
isfy various creditor;, and it is rumored
among shipping men that the influential
raet«J)»'r=. •of the eld _'• .!"*»ny, of jeblvlt
William M. lvins is the bead, ha*ve formed
a new company, under the title of the
Standard Steamship Company, and propose
to buy the fleet, thus freezing out the small
THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN TREATY.
The Measure Would Work an Injus
tice to Political Offenders.
New Yoi'.k, April 2.— A lecture on the
Russian-American treaty was delivered to
night by Nicholas Aleimikoff, chairman of
the executive committee of the Russian-
American National League. The clause
relating to political offenders, he said, was
of no benefit to this country, but would
only benefit the Czar. If the treaty be ac
cepted by the American Government, Rus
sian political offenders would be thrown into
the same category with criminal offenders
of that country, ft would be unworthy of
the Government and people of the United
Stales to aid in the barbarous practices of
the Russian aristocracy.
AMNESTY FOR IRISHMEN.
The Assistance of the United States
Government to Be Asked.
New Yoek, April 2.— The municipal
council of the Irish National League and
the representatives of several other Irish
societies, met here to-day and took prelimi
nary steps to arrange for a big amnesty
meeting to be held in this city in tho near
future. The purpose of the meeting will lie
to urge this Government to demand of Eng
land the freedom of the Irishmen now in
English prisons charged with being con
cerned in dynamite explosions in Loudon.
JOINED HIS VICTIM.
E. Ross Smith Dies in the Evanston
Chicago, April 2.— E. Ross Smith, tbe
murderer of Effie Clarke, died to-day in the
police station at Evanston. He never re
covered consciousness after shooting the
girl because she would not become his wife.
The parents of the unfortunate p.air have
requested that the bodies be shipped to
them at Spokane aid Portland respectively.
They will be sent to-morrow after tho in
quest. Memorial services for Miss Clarke
will be held to-morrow at the Northwestern
FOREST FIRE IN NEW JERSEY.
The Flames Reach Within Two Miles
Mill villi-:, N. J.— April The forest
fire south of this city, which started yester
day, burned fiercely all last night, but ts re
ported to be under control this evening.
Considerable damage has been done. The
fire in the vicinity of Carmel, which was
supposed to have been extinguished yester
day, started un again to-day and the high
wind aided in spreading it. This afternoon
it was within two miles of this city and
Fears Entertained at Philadelphia for
Two Overdue Ships.
Philadelphia. April 2.— Considerable
anxiety is felt In shipping circles concerning
the fate of two missing vessels which
should have arrived at their port of destina
tion several weeks ago. The vessel- are
tbe British barkentine Maggie Thompson,
from Sagua, 60 days out, and the Portu
guese bark Faro, from Philadelphia for
Faro, Portugal, 122 days out. It Is feared
that both vessels have gone down with all
hands, numbering twenty-six men.
STRIKE AT THE FAIR.
Three Hundred Union Painters Lay
Down Their Brushes.
Chicago, April 2.— Three hundred union
paintets at the World's Fair struck yester
day lor an Increase of 5 cents per hour.
President Higginbothain declares th_t ■■,_
nutter will be settled to-meriuw 'There
m ll , *,'? °. Btr '** "* carpenters at the
World s I'nir as represented, the men hav
log decided in case of trouble to submit to
arbitration, ' i-
Descendants of Columbus.
Madrid, April 2.— The Duke and Duchess
of Veragua children, left Madrid to-day
for Chicago. * ---.-.,-_.-
Beecbam'B fills will save doctors' bills.
92546 SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 189,'J-EIGHT PAGES.
The Senate May Wait for
* His Report.
A BIASED INVESTIGATION.
Stories That Are Told at Washington
About Cleveland's Special Embas
sador to the Kanakas.
Special to The Mobsino Call.
Washington, April 2. — Tne coming
week in the Senate will witness the con
tinuance of the debate on the cases of the
Senators appointed from western Slates,
with the probability that before Saturday
a vote will be taken.
There now appears to be little, if any,
reason why the Senate should not adjourn
as soon as it is notified by tho President
that lie has no further communications to
send in. It is possible, but not likely, that
the Roach investigation may be called up
by the republicans this week, and it is also
possible that the Senators may remain in
session several weeks longer in order to await
Dlouut's return from Hawaii and act upon
any further proposition the President may
submit in relation to the affairs of the
islands. Blount is expected back here in
about three weeks. Upon arriving at San
Francisco lie may telegraph his report.
This would save live or six days.
lt is said that Blount when lie left here
was prejudiced against annexation. Ha has
invariably opposed any proposition to ex
tend the foreign Interests of the United
States. He opposed any aid to the Nica
ragua canal, and was opposed to the
United States interfering in the Samoan
question; and, while he has not debated
the Hawaiian question recently, be was
against the original reciprocity treaty with
As the delay in the matter of coming to
an agreement with the Provisional Gov
ernment of Hawaii has allowed an oppor
tunity for foreign interests to workup an
opposition there it is fair to presume that
Mr. Blount, if be is left to his own free
will, will report against annexation. At
ltast' that seems to be the opinion of those
who know him best in the House ol repre
ln view of the sta'.enient which appeared
during the last two or three days concern
ing the allowances mode different persons
employ, d in the Bering Sea arbitration tri
bunal the Secretary of State has sent to tho
Consul of the United States in Paris a dis
patch from which the following is quoted:
"Neither the State nor Treasury Depart
ment is responsible for tins mischievous
publication. The administratis*! will do
everything In Its power to maintain the
case ol the. United Slates and support our
agent and counsel before the tribunal of ar
As a result nt the controversy between
Mark W. Harrington, chief of the Weather
Bureau, and J. B. McLaughlin, chief of the
Executive Division Bureau, Mr. Harrington
has demanded of Secretary Morton an im
mediate and full Investigation of tho Ad
ministration Bureau. McLaughlin was
suspended by Harrington for insubordina
tion and recommended to the Secretary for
dismissal. McLaughlin responded by filing
charges of corruption against Harrington.
An investigation of tlie management of the
bureau will be made at once.
A board of revenue marine officers has
been ordered to meet at the Treasury De
partment to-morrow for the examination
of officers for promotion ami of applicants
for" appointment as line officers in the
revenue marine service. There will be
vacancies for about eight men. but the
department will probable be unable to lill
all of them, for the reason that the only
candidates who will be eligible will be such
as have taken the full six years' course at
tire Annapolis Naval Academy, and up to
date there are but two applications of this
desciiption on hand.
'1 he Bureau of American Republics is in
formed that the steamer Imperial has been
chartered to leave Valparaiso, Chile, on
the last of May for San Francisco to convey
a party bound for the World's Fair at Chi
The State Department lias been informed
that the owners of the concession for build
ing a railroad from the City of Mexico to
the Pacific Coast bave deposited 20,0X1 In
bonds with the national treasury, as re
quired under the terms nf the concession.
The builders of the road are to receive a
subsidy cl $12,000 a mile, and it is stated
that if certain proposed changes in the
route— shortening the line and reducing the
grades— are made no trouble will be ex
perienced In securing the capital necessary
to construct it. The road will pass through
the. richest distiict of Mexico, and at the
western terminus, Zlanltanezo, is located
one of the finest harbors on the Pacific
Coast. American and European capitalists
are interested in the enterprise.
EASTER IN THE EAST.
Religion and Fashions Strangely
Washington, April 2. — The perfect
spring day filled the churches this morning
with Easter worshipers, and the streets
this afternoon with promenaders, who
made, the fashionable thoroughfares bril
liant with the gay colors of their costumes.
The principal religious event of the day
was the celebration of pontifical high mass
at St. Matthew's by Monslgnor itolli.
President Cleveland did not attend ser
vice?, but Mrs. Cleveland, accompanied by
Private Secretary Thurber, was in her ac
customed pew in the Fust Presbyterian
New Yoiik, April 2.— Easter Sunday In
New York was an almost Ideal spring day.
Before aud after church services to-day and
during the afternoon Fifth avenue was a
bewildering exhibition of beauty and
The Injured Representative Likely to
Washington, April 2.— The son of Con
gressman llocker of Mississippi, who was
seriously injured last night by being struck
by a cable-car, said this evening that his
father was resting quietly and is perfectly
conscious. The attending surgeon states
that ho could not discover any fracture nor
were there any symptoms of Internal in
juries. With careful and quiet treatment
the physician believed that Congressman
Docker would recover.
THE NAVAL RENDEZVOUS.
The Programme Promulgated by the
Norfolk. Va.. April 2.— The Naval Ren
dezvous Association of Norfolk has pro
mulgated the following programme: April
17th, bicycle races and athletic sports; l'.ith,
races between crews from all ships, native
and foreign; 20th, military parade and
competitive drill, prizes $000, £250 and
8150; '.lit, trades parade, contest between
fire companies, civic societies, fireworks,
international military and naval ball given
by Norfolk city; 22d, Admirals' barges race
and at night a grand pyrotechnic display.
Admiral Gherardi will co-operate with
the Norfolk committee.
Urgent Appeal to Canadians Resident
in the United States.
Chicago, April 3.— A special dispatch to
the Kecord from Toronto, Ontario, says:
The movement for political union with the
United States is developing fast. Almost
everv> town of Ontario and Quebec has its
political-union association, through which
the propaganda is carried on. His believed
that the time has now arrived when the
Canadians resident la the United States
should be asked to assist in the movement.
An appeal to Canadians who have prospered
uuder the institutions. of the United States
was Issued last evening by Elgin Myers,
one of the leaders of the political-union
movement, making an urgent and eloquent
appeal to all native-born Canadians in the
States to help annexation.
JUMPED OVERBOARD AT SEA.
A New Yorker Commits Suicide on a
San* Diego, April The Pacific Mail
steamer City of New York, which arrived
at this port to-day from Panama, reports
the suicide of J. W. Summers, a cabin pas
senger from New York, on the morning of
February 23, who Is supposed to have
thrown himself into the sea. He had been
suffering from melancholia for some days
and had shown suicidal tendency.
Fifteen cabin passengers disembarked
from the steamer at this port, thirty
three going on to San Francisco; also
twenty steerage passenger*. Including
eleven sailors Irom the cruisers Yorktnwn
and Charleston! They were discharged
from the vessels at Brooklyn.
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THE CHOCTAW TROUBLE.
Agent Bennett Negotiating a Settle
ment With Locke.
Dallas, Texas, April '_.— A News special
says: The more the action of the Choctaw
militia in the pending trouble is looked
Into the worse it appear*. Agent Dennett
yesterday took lien Spring's commission
from him as Indian policeman for partici
pating in the attack on Locke's house.
Agent Dennett has left Goodland bearing
propositions for a settlement to be sub
mitted to Locke. it cannot be learned what
the terms are, as there is no telegraph
communication with either point. The
matter will come to a bead to-morrow.
OVER SNOW AND ICE.
C. H. Hamilton Travels 1500 Miles
He Brings Word That His Company's
Steamboat is Frozen in
Special to Tnic M.. UMNO Call.
Seattle, April 2.— A remarkable journey
was recently brought to a successful close
by C. il. Hamilton of Chicago. The young
man Is 22 years of age aud arrived here from
Alaska last night.
He traveled 1500 miles on snowshoes un
the Yukon River in Alaska, and over th-?
divide to Chilkoot la the dead of winter.
being the first white man who lias ever
crossed these mountains at that season. ■
He Is an employe of the Yukon River
Transportation and Trading Company, an.l
left Seattle last July on the initial trip of
the company's expedition. At st. Nicholas,
near the mouth of Yukon River, the expe
dition built a steamboat and started un the
river with 350 tons of supplies. After
steaming up the river two weeks the ice
stopped further progress.
As It was necessary to get word to civil
ization that the boat was frozen In, Hamil
ton volunteered to make the journey, 1500
mil-s, and started November .<; with three
sleds, twenty-one dogs and some Indian
guides. II" arrived at Chllkoot, eighty
miles from Juneau March 20.
THE BIG FIGHT.
Corbett Says He Will Abide by His
Agreement With Coney Island.
New York, April 2. — The Corbett-
Mltchcll match is settled, as far as the
championship is concerned. Even if the
New Orleans club should raise Judge New
ton's bid, Corbett says he will stick by his
agreement with the Coney Islander.
Lawyer Hummel expects a cable from
Mitchell to-morrow, and if the latter is sat
isfied with the $40,000 purse, which is
almost a certainty, the northern maker of
matches will within twenty-four hours have
a paper in bis possession which $20,000
could uot buy.
This same paper is valuable as it is, but
with the signature of Mitchell's represen
tative underneath that of Corbett it will
naturally become more precious. Corbet
admits that his talk of $75,000 and all that
sort of thing was more or less for effect.
LITTLE MISS HARRISON.
The Ex - President's Granddaughter
Suffering From the-Shock.
New York, April 2.— The shock which
little Martbena Harrison experienced from
being thrown out of her baby carriage by a
heavy express wagon, which also knocked
down Mrs. Russell B. Harrison, in front of
the Fifth-avenue Hotel on Friday has had a
serious effect on the child. Little Marthena
has been undergoing electric treatment for
nervous prostration, which followed an at
tack of scarlet fever in the White House.
Mr. Harrison says his daughter's condition
will delay her removal lo the homo of her
grandfather, Senator Saunders, in Omaha.
TOBACCO FACTORY BURNED.
A Seven-Story Building at New York
New Yoek, April 2.— The seven-story
brick building at Second avenue and thirty
eighth street, formerly occupied by W.
Duke, Sons & Co. as a cigarette factory, but
recently by the American Tobacco Com
pany as a manufactory of smoking and
chewing tobacco, was destroyed by fire
early this morning. James B. Duke places
the total loss at $100,000, wholly covered by
Chess Contest in Indiana.
Kokomo, md., Aprils.— great chess
contest between Emanuel Laskar, the Eug
lish champion, and Jackson W. Showalter,
America's pride, will begin in this city next
Wednesday afternoon, and will consist of
a series of ten games up for a purse of
$2000 and the championship.
Railroad Construction in Texas.
San Antonia, April 2.— The work of
construction of the Portland, Monterey and
Gulf road Is progressing rapidly. The con
tractors are now working on the Portland
end of the road, and expect to have the line
completed to Brownsville, Tex., within nine
Assistant to Carlisle.
New York, April 2.— William F. Curtis.
of the law firm of Steams & Curtis, tills
city, confirmed the report yesterday, thai lie
is to be nominated for the post of Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury. The nomination
will be sent to the Senate to-day.
Stricken With Paralysis.
Louisville, Ky., April 2.-Hon. W. 11.
Wadsworlh. a prominent Kentucky lawyer,
and Minister to Mexico under Grant, was
stricken with paralysis at his home in Mays
ville this morning, and it is not thought that
he can live through the night.
Disastrous Fire in Virginia.
Richmond, Vs., April 2.— A disastrous
fire occurred last nigh; at Clarksville, ten
stores, hotels, offices and tobacco-bouses
being burned. A large quantity of leaf
tobacco was also destroyed. Two colored
men were burned to death. The loss Is
Record of the Dead.
Hanover, N. H., April 2.— Mary Learned
Bartlett, wife of ex-President Uartlett of
Dartmouth College, died suddenly this
murolng. .->-•--•-* .-.;.>—--
Chicaii April 2.— Llyod Breeze, a news
paper man well known in the West, died to
night of hemorrhage of tbe s'omach.
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Victim of an Assassin's
DISCOVERY OF THE BODY.
Found on the Lonely Trail to Hook
ers Springs by His Brother,
Special to The Morning Call
Fokt GRANT, Ariz., April 2.— The re
mains of Harry I. Thornton Jr. were found
Friday six miles from the San Pedro Kiver
on the trail leading to the Hooker Hot
Springs. He had been murdered by a rifle
shot through the skull, fired from the left
side anil slightly behind. Death must have
been instantaneous. The body was robbed.
The police have excellent clews, which they
desire to keep private until the arrest of
All doubt has now been dispelled about
the fate of Harry I. Thortou, a son of ex-
Justice of the Supreme Court Thornton.
For some years young Harry Thornton
has been in the stock business in Arizona
and It was his desire to becon a rich cattle
man, as he believed that a fortune was to
be quickly acquired in that way iv Arizona.
About ten months ago lie was in this city
for a short lime, but soon after left to look
after his cattle interest*. He went to as
sume charge of a band of cattle in which
he was interested and drove them down the
San Pedro Diver. The work was not new
to him, but he had never befoie attempted
such a large drive.
Dining his absence he always managed
to Communicate weekly with his father and
mother, and all of his letters showed that he
was in excellent health and meeting with
Suddenly, in November last, his letters
ceased, and as months went by and no word
was heard cf the young man, who.wasonly
-7 years old, the greatest fears began to be
entertained of his safety. Still it was
hoped that nothing serious had happened to
him, as lie had taken a trip. to a wild part of
the country, and was far from both the mail
and the telegraph. But as month after
month rolled by, aud no tidings were heard
of the missing man, tho father and mother
of young Thornton became convinced that
something was wrong, and that their sou
must be hunted up.
Communications were sent to certain mer
chants In Wilcox, instructing them to send
out trailers to iiunt up the young cattle
man, but after mauy weeks it was found
that the searches made proved fruitless.
The only response was, "We have fouud no
trace of your son."
The last place to which young Thornton
bad been traced was Meyer's ranch, which
place he left in November last, about the
time his parents received the last letter.
He stated that he was bound for the
Hooker Hot Springs. Tbe country he pro-
Dosed to traverse is a very rough pari of
Arizona, and in the mountains in the
vicinity resides the famous Indian bandit
known as the Kid.
The springs which Thornton proposed to
visit are but twenty miles from Meyer's
ranch, yet after he left nothing was beard
or seen of him.
Later came information that County
Assessor Patton, after returning from ail
assessing tour down the Sat) Pedro River,
had reported that they had encountered a
band ol cattle that proved to be part of the
... _k young Thornton had taken out with
him. The cuttle were straying at will ever
The family of the missing man finally
concluded that more energetic measures
should be taken to ascertain the truth, as
the strain on the father nnd mother was
So several weeks ago Crittenden Thorn
ton, a brother of Harry I. Thornton Jr., de
termined to undertake the search for his
brother Iv person. Accordingly he made
arrangements for a most thorough search
and started for Arizona. Outside of several
letters reporting progress nothing was heard
from him until the dispatch of yesterday
setting all doubts at rest.
The parents of young Thornton were com
pletely prostrated nt the reception of the
news, and were so overcome with grief as
to be unable to be interviewed.
City and County Attorney Cresswell, a
cousin of the murdered mau, and who in
conjunction with Crittenden Thornton has
taken part iv the endeavor to ferret out tlio
fate of Harry I. Thornton, was seen last
night and questioned as to what further
news had been received.
"Yes," he said, "the poor young man has
been foully dealt with, although I thought
otherwise all along, for I have known men
to be missing In Arizona for very long
periods and always hope against hope.
"It is only a few hours since I received a
dispatch which was sent from Justice
Thornton tome. He had received it fiom
Crittenden Thornton, and It is similar to
the one you show me.
"Several days ago a letter was received
from Crittenden Thornton stating that he
had obtained a number of scouts frum the
Government at, Fort Grant and intended to
make a search that would result in the dis
coveiy of the truth one way or another.
He also had the assistance of the soldiers.
"That he discovered the truth Is seen
from the dispatch which the lather of the
murdered man received to-day. The reason
that the dispatch was not received until to
day, Sunday, while the discovery was made
on Friday lasr, is because the party were
away from telegraphic communication and
had to travel far to reach the wires.
"The dispatch to Justice Thornton stated
that the identification had been complete.
What condition the body was in can only be
conjectured. But the proof that the re
mains were those of young Thornton was
made certain by the discovery of a number
of letters, and among them were some
which lie had received from his parents in
Harry I. Thornton Jr. was born and
raised in California. He was a graduate of
the Hastings College of the Law, but did
not take to active practice. In Cleveland's
first administration he was a deputy under
Sub-Treasurer Brooks and afterward held
a similar position in the Internal Revenue
office. When Cleveland was defeated young
Thornton went to Arizona, where he had
been interested in cattle up to the time of
Theie is no doubt that the family of the
murdered man will take the most vigorous
steps to bring the slayers of Harry 1. Thorn
ton to justice. The family is a powerful and
Influential one, and money will not be
spared to find and punish the assassin who
sent the bullet which laid young Thornton
to his last sleep on the burning sands of
ROCKS AHEAD OF RIVERSIDE.
The Path of the New County Filled
With Legal Obstacles.
San Bernardino, April The man
damus suit instituted by Inez E. Hancock,
a school-teacher of Arlington, against
Comity Superintendent Beatle, to compel
him to draw requisitions on the Auditor for
the payment of her salary, heretofore re
fused on the ground of -the formation of
Riverside County, was to-day decided for
the plaintiff by Judge John L. Campbell.
Tho court stated in effect that Riverside
County had not yet been formed and that
until the election on that question shall be
held San Bernardino County is bound to
pay the teachers as before the passage ol
the act. ~
Attorneys hold that the decision of tho
court not only compels the payment of
teachers' salaries but in case Riverside
County Is formed that an equal amount will
have to be. paid a second time to the new
cot nty, as the act of the Legislature pro
vides that the settlement between the two
counties shall be of the date of tbe paisage
of the act. , It Is held that all moneys paid
out to school districts or otherwise after
that date cannot be considered in the ac
The court intimated that notwithstanding
the fifteenth clause of the act a vote would
have to be taken and division supported by
two-thirds of the voters before the county
can be legally in existence. Much interest
is manifested In the decision of the court
because many people In the proposed county
have thought a vote was not required.
A COUNTERFEITER RECAPTURED
After a Desperate Escape He Seeks
Food and Is Caught.
Seattle, April 2.— Dr. J. D. Methvin,
the counterfeiter who was arrested near this
city last night and who afterward escaped
from the officers was recaptured to-night
and brought to this city. After breaking
through the window' aud escaping from the
officers he jumped into the pond of water
and swam to the opposite side with his
One of the deputy marshals who went in
pursuit was nearly drowned. The coun
terfeiter went to a farmhouse to-day for
food nnd was there raptured. His plant
was complete, embracing molds for all de
nominations of gold, silver and nickels.
TOOK TO THE WOODS.
"Tex" Bronson, the Murderer of
Harris, Still at Large.
Sheriff Kay and a Posse Expect De
termined Resistance When He
Is Brought to Bay.
""Dedal to The J*oßNi?va Call.
ViSAEIA. April 2.— Sheriff Kay of this
county is making every effort to capture
Grant Bronson, who shot and killed William
Harris ten miles southeast of here yester
day morning, but up to to-night the man has
not been found.
Undoubtedly whisky end a frenzied brain
are responsible for 'the bloody deed. The
particulars of the murderous row were re
lated as follows to-day. to the officers by '/..
K. Blankenship, who lives near the Harris
place ou the Woodville road, where the
affray took 1 lace:
"About 5 o'clock in the morning I heard a
rifle shot near my house. On going to the
door I "saw Bronson. He said he fired to
wake me up: said he had a jug of whisky and
I must take some ot it— must fill my bottle.
He extended the jug. but I excused myself
from taking any of it. Then he said I must
sell him a dozen eggs. This I did, and he
sail he would go over and get the old woman
to cook them from him— meaning Mrs. Bill
Harris. "Tex," a nickname for Bronson,
arranged to go to town with me. I got
ready after about two hours and was driv
ing toward the Harris place. When I got iv
sight of the place 1 saw Bronson and Harris
scuffing. Harris had Tex down. The
two men soon got up and Harris went
over and tied his team, which was standing
near by. While he was doing this Brnnson
fired his rifle in the air. Alter tying his
team Harris turned and started for the
house. De entered a door facing where
Bronson stood, and just as he started to
close the door after him Bronson aimed a
revolver in the direction of Harris, and the
instant the weapon was leveled it was dis
charged. Harris fell forward aud disap
peared. Soon after a girl came to the door
andbera-ito scream, "He has killed him —
he has killed him!" at the time Bronson
fired his rifle in the air ami up to the- time
of the fatal shot I called to him several
times to come aud get in the wagon with
me if lie wished logo to town. When I
learned Harris was dead I came to town
and notified the officers. At the time Bron.
son was asking me to take part of his
whisky he showed signs of being partially
"Bronson has been cutting wood for Bill
Dougherty, and he lived in a cabin near by.
He is at most times a quiet man. But when
In a talkative mood likes to tell of his fight
ing scrapes, He says he was formerly a cow
boy. Is about 5 feet o* inches high, weighs
150 pounds, and is light-complexioned.
When Bronson found he had killed Harris
he walked to his cabin, 300 yards away, ana
1 turned and drove to Visalia."
Tho murdered man is known to many per
sons in this county. Last summer lie was a
laborer at the Sequoia mills, and figured in
a shooting scrape. For sport one day be
took a shot at another workman, and shot
off the end of his thumb and wounded him
slightly elsewhere. For this he was nut
arrested, but got his discharge from the
Harris was shot through the body. The
bullet entered at the back and came out at
the abdomen, making a large, ugly hole.
When Undertaker Locey reached the
scene of the shooting this afternoon he
found Harris lying in the middle»of the
floor In the room where ho fell with au
ugly wound through his body.
Bronson walked to his cabin just after
the last fatal shot with a steady gait and in
a manner that seemed to Indicate that a
realization of what he had done bad con
siderably sobered him. He remained In the
cabin an hour, a nd then taking his repeat
ing rifla disappeared. He Is said to be a
strongly made man.
Sheriff Kay and a posse went to the scene
of the murder as soon as the news reached
town. In a few hours Mr. Kay sent to
town for an additional force. From this it
seems that Bronson is trying to escape, as
the country there is heavily timbered. Dur
ing most of the day a crowd remained at
the Jail to see the murderer when he should
he brought in. Only this week Bronson
and Harris came to Visalia together in a
cart and took several drinks together. They
appeared on the best of terms. The fatal
quarrel was probably an impromptu one
caused by too much bad whisky. Neither
of the men are past middle age.
PROGRESS OF YUMA.
Banking Building to Be Erected by
Yuma. Ariz., April 2. The Thurlow
corner, on Main street, was sold to-day to
the well-known millionaire. Dr. W. P.
Book. Tho doctor will put up the finest
building in Southern Arizona on the corner,
the structure to be used for banking and
store rooms on the ground floor and for a
Masonic hall, offices and society lodge-
rooms on the up: floor. Dr. Book will
build himself n residence and will make
Yuma his future home.
DEATH OF T. E. LOSSING.
An Old Resident of Lodi— An Easter
Lodi, April 2.— Thomas E. Lossing, an old
and well-known resident of this vicinity,
died here suddenly early this morning of
heart failure. He was about 60 years of
age, and leaves a wife and grown family.
He was a cousin of Lossing, tbe well-known
historian. fpp —:
Easter was celebrated here to-day by all
the churches, and the floral decorations
were beautiful. A great many people came
from other towns, making it a general cele
SOME RED BLUFF CRIMINALS.
Judge Ellison Sentences Two More
Men to San Quentin. f-'.~ ..
Red Bluff, April 2.— Judge Ellison sen
tenced William Baker to confinement in
San Quentin for two years for -grand lar
ceny Saturday. A stay of execution of
judgment had been granted for ten days.
Also young Dyer was sentenced to one year
in San Quentin for assault with a deadly
weapon. Tills Is Dyer's first offense. /, Ba
ker's age is about 50. It is also bis first
HOT ON THE TRAIL
Tracking the Murderer of
WAS IT THE PORTUGUESE ?
The Suspected Man Displays a Watch
and Money and Then Disappears
in the Mountains.
Special to Tub Jlorninu Call.
Hat.fmoox Bay, April 2.— Sheriff Mc-
Evoy and deputies arrived on this side of
the mountains early this morning and began
their search for the murderer cf Peter Van
On examination of the scene of the mur
der it was found Impossible to track the
man from there, as all his tracks begin and
end at the flume, showing that he came In
and went out on the flume. Where be left
the flume and took to the ground it would
be almost impossible to ascertain.
The officers then turned their attention in
other channels, and this afternoon the off!
cers met a man at Byrne's store, on the
stage road near Crystal Springs Like, who
furnished the first clew that has borne in-,
vestigatiou. The man who gave the inform,
ation is an old man, who has several sons
and grandsous iv business in San Francisco.
One of his grandsons was with him when
the following circumstances took place:
He says he was going from here to the
summit in a cart on Tuesday,- the day of
the murder, and at the foot of the hill a
man asked for a ride. This was about noon
or a little afterward. He was a foreigner,
probably a Portuguese. He had a dark
complexion, a heavy black mustache and
short growth of whiskers. He had on work
ing clothes and a large white hat. He said
he had been fishing on the bay here and
was on his way to the Old Country. He
displayed some rings and a watch. He
wanted to sell the rings, but the old gentle
man would not buy, telling him he had no
The old man suspected something was
wrong and reasoned that the man's object
in showing him the rings was to ascertain
if the old man had any money on bis per
son. Tue Portuguese claimed to bave £400
in ills picket, the profits of one month's
fishing. When they got to the top of the
bill, where the old man turned off another
road, the Portuguese got out and went on
down the road. He carried a roll of cloth
ing, an overcoat and a cane.
Martin Burns says he came on down to
his place, got a drink and continued on
toward San Mateo on the county road.
Other oooide saw the man described, and
he can easily be identified.
The point where he asked for a ride is at
Ilurling's liouse, at tha mouth of the can
yon where the murder was committed, and
the theory is that if lie was the murderer
he came down directly from the scene of
the crime to that spot. He would have had
just the amount of time necessary.
The man who committed the murder
must have been a vicious individual. After
firing the bullets into his victim he took
Vanetli's hatchet and broke in his skull a'ud
chopped and hacked his head aud shoulders.
The blow itself would have caused instant
death, as would at least one of the bullets.
Two bullets were fouud. They were 44
--caliber British bulldog slugs.
The dead man will be buried Monday
afternoon. A Coroner's jury viewed the
remains to-day and will meet again Thurs
day next at 10 o'clock A. m.
Van-It*.'*, brother was over here Saturday
night and helped get the body out. This
brother has* been living near Woodside, ten
miles from here, for three years, but as he
and Peter did not agree well lie did not know
much of Petei's habits, although he says
he is sure that there is money buried some
The officers are using every effort to find
the murderer and an arrest is momentaiily
UKIAH GETTING RELIGIOUS.
More Than Half the Population
Attends Easter Services.
Ukiah, April Tursuant to their time
honored custom, Ukiah Conimandary Xo.
33, Knights Templar, made their annual
pilgrimage this morning to meet with their
Santa Rosa brethren on mutual grounds
and to offer up Easter thanksgiving. The
visiting Sir Knights and filends, to the
number of 300, together with the church
attendance here, combined to make an
Easter-service record of which Ukiah is
proud. The open churches, all of which
were beautifully adorned with great pro
fusion of wild flowers and rich garden do
nations, were the First Methodist, Baptist,
Catholic and South Methodist churches, anil
their combined attendance numbered 792.
This with the Easter worshipers who went
to Santa Kosa makes 1100.
Tne present population of Ukiah is 2200,
therefore the Kistet church attendance is
over half the population.
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT HIMSELF.
Mr. Lyon Is Seriously Wounded While
Getting; His Picture Taken. «
Stockton, April 2.— W. 11. Lyon, book
keeper in the Stockton Savings Bank, was
accidentally shot and very seriously injured
this afternoon, a charge of bird shot cut
ting away the muscles of his left arm, rear
the shoulder, lie was out with ex-Con
gressman Budd in a naphtha launch, ac
companied by their families. Several miles
beyond this city they landed, and Mr.
Budd was taking a picture of the party.
Mr. Lyon, who is an expert hunter, had his
gun with bins, and lo taking the picture he
held the gun in front of him, dropping the
butt to the ground. The charge exploded,
making a frightful wound in his left arm.
Mr. Budd bound up the wound, as there
was danger of bleeding to death. lie was
brought home as quickly as possible and
surgeons were called. Tho wound is very
serious, but it Is hoped that the arm can be
COLONIZATION IN MEXICO.
Scheme of a .Mexican Capitalist to Sell
Land to Negroes Cheaply.
San Diego, April 2.— The colored colo
nization company, which has endeavored to
found a colony on the Colorado River bottoms
in Sonora, has accepted an offer from Tai
esforo Garcia, one of the largest capitalists
in Mexico, of 500,000 acres of land in that
section at 30 cents an acie. The land is to
be inspected this month by a committee from
the colonization company, and if satisfac
tory a number of families will be put on
the land to give it a year's trial. If the ex
periment proves successful 35 per cent of the
aggregate purchase money is to be paid
down and several years will be allowed ly
Garcia in which to pay the remaining three
WANTED TO FIGHT INDIANS.
But They Will Come Horn. Again,
, Sacramento, April The runaway,
boys, Mitchell and Clayton, were arrested
here this evening on their arrival from San
Francisco. They had a little rifle and a lot
of cartridges with them, and were evidently
bound for the Indian country. They will be
sent home to-morrow.
THE DONAHUE RAILROAD.
Reported Land Speculation and De
nial by Judge Overton.
Uriah. April 2.— Judge A. P. Ovorton.
an early day attorney and Judge in Nevada,
but now a Santa Rat* hanker nud one of
the new owners of the Donahue railroad,
was here to-day viewing the town and some
outside acres that some wiseacres say are
likely to be tapped by the road's extension.
When the reporter said it was told him at
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
San Francisco a few days aeo that the road
could be bought at $23 per share the Judge
said: "Another ridiculous story."
"Why, sir," continued the Judge, "Mr.
Foster, Mr. Smith, Mr. Markham and my
self, resident representatives of only two
counties— Marin and Sonoma— bought this
road as a plant to carefully foster, and* our
Mr. Foster Is now occupying the presiden
tial chair from early to late hours everyday,
cultivating with fostering care our every
Interest. We bought this plant to grow it for
the annual frnitago which we calculate thai
It could be made to produce throughout
years to come. We went to the auction sale
and by an easy grade raised the bidding
from $402,000 10 5b50.000-our winning bid—
at $20 23 per share, and I may furthermore
say we attended the sale prepared to carry
the bidding up to 81,0.0,000 or 523 per share,
so you may logically conclude that we are
not around trying to sell at $25. We have
received telegrams from Eastern railroad
men asking us to state our price for the.
road, to all of which we have replied we
have no price, the road is not for sale,"
— — - — — «
THE BRITISH_RED MAN.
Fort Rupert Indians to Figure at th€
Victoria, B. <* April 2. -A party ol
seventeen Fort Rupert Indians— nine men.
five women and two children— under Chiei
Hay-Ath-Kin, arrived from the north this
morning, and will leave lor Chicago Tues
day to illustrate the life an 1 habits of the
Columbia Indians at the World's Fair.
An Important Meeting at Los Angeles
Ontario, April 2.— An important meeting
of the Southern California fruit-growers
will be held at the Chamber of Commerce,
Los Angeles, Tuesday, to consider the pres
ent depressed condition of orage market
and to organize to secure better prices next
SNOW, RAIN AND LANDSLIDES.
Trouble With Heavy Land Storms
Up on Puget Sound.
Tacoma, April 2. Fear inches of snow
fell here this morning, but later ln the day
It began raining. No trains have arrived
from the East for three days. A number of
slides have occurred in the mountain!.
Brer Rabbit Was Numerous.
SACRAMESTO, April 2— At a rabbit-driv"
near Franklin, this county, to-day, soma
1200 hares were killed. About COO persons
attended Hie drive. Another will be held
BURNED TO DEATH.
An Aged Printer Perishes
in the Flames.
Henry Astell Cremated — Tenant-
Driven by Fire From Their
The tenements numbered 241, 243 and
245 Fremont street, owned by W. En
right of San Jose, were burned this morn
The flames broke out in a rear addition
occupied by John Iver and spread so rapidly
through the old structures in front that the
tenants was compelled to fly from their
rooms leaving all that they possessed in the
Old while-haired wcmen stood on the
sidewalk wrapped in blankets, and strips of
.Carpet bewailing tho calamity that had
The firemen worked like Trojans to sub
due the flames but all their efforts were un
availing. -V . •
The three buildings were gutted, and
thousands of dollars' worth of uninsured
properly was destroyed.
When the fire was controlled and the
water-soaked toilers were preparing to de
part they stumbled across a gruesome ob
It was the dead body of a man burned to'
a crisp. "-•'"
The scalp and face had been consumed
and the white skull lay plainly revealed in
the light of tho lanterns.
It's Mr. Asteil," cried an old woman."
"He was my lodger," and she wrung her
hands nud wailed pileously.
; "He worked on Mr. Barry's Star as a
printer," she said, "and was a fine old
The old man who was burned tc death
was Henry Astell, aged 60, and known
among printers as one of the oldest mem
bers of their craft in this State.
Re was seen about an hour before the fire
started, and It is supposed he fell asleep
while smoking and thus set fire tothe build
The damage to the structure is estimated
at S3OOO. Few of the many tenants were
Bishop Kip's Condition.
At 2:30 o'clock this morning Bishop Kip
was still alive and resting easily.
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the people's favorite Spring Mediciue.
Sir. Stmeon Staples
Four Physicians Failed
A Running Sore Five Years
Hood's Sarsapari.la Perfectly Cured
"Taunton. Mass., Jan. 9, 1893.
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I ilien commenced taking Hood's Saisai-arlll.-i, .
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