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, fl Hucharli. Continuing , Mr. GoulJ * ald :
am convinced that Niagara has shown quite equal to , If not better than , , which has hitherto been the best yacht In her class. In a Rood lircezo the Hercshoft cutter Is far away ahead of her opponent , while In races In tight air , which liavo been chiefly of a fluky character , the luck hag boon pretty evenly divided. " Mr. Gould , however , Is not entirely satisfied with the falls which Niagara carries , and he lias ordered a now suit. The main Ball will 1)8 ribbed In the usual way. Instead of cross wise. Mr. Qould applied to the Ratzeys to make the new suit of calls for Niagara , but the patriotism of the famous English fall- makers compelled them to refuse Mr. Gould's proposition , and consequently the new sails are now being made by a firm at Illrken- head near Liverpool. The head sails of will bo made of silk. OKI KNDKIl HfO < II IN TUT. WAYS lll-Umrnril llplnodo nt the ' .nnnchlng of thn lixiipulpil Jntnrnnttnnnl Victor. IJRISTOL , U. I. , June 29. The launching of the yacht Defender this afternoon was not the brilliant success which had been so confidently predicted. After leaving the ways the Defender stuck fast In a combina tion of mud and timber on the shares of Bristol harbor. It was just 12:55 p. m. when the signal for the start was given , and amid the cheers of the assembled guests and spectators the boat started on her trip down the ways , and at that Instant Mrs. F. Oliver Isclln broke a bottle of champagne. across the bows , sayIng - Ing , "I christen thee Defender. " For three- quarters of the distance the yacht glided easily. Then Defender stopped amid the crunching of timbers. The boot was hang ing on the vergeof the water , partly sub merged and fast upon her cradle. The gen tlemen In charge had miscalculated the height of the tide and there was not water enough to float the craft upon which the hopes of so many patriotic Americans center. The tug boats Squldnunk of Newport and nay Point of Pall Hlver , which had been lying off the end of the pier , were hastily called to assist. Hopes were passed about Defender's hull and the tugs began to pull. It was useless for the time. The tide was alowly rising , but It was not high enough , and after a few efforts the tugs desisted. When the boat stopped every ono thought she hnd stuck In the mud. Messrs. Hercs- lioff , on seeing the serious condition of things , telephoned to New IJedford for the giant towbnt Right Arm. A submarine diver v.-ont out to the end of the ways and thor oughly Inspected the cradle and examined her position for fully two hours. He then reported to Nat Hercshoft that the boat was not In tli ? mud , but that the cradle had stuck fast In the ways. Mr. Duncan's theory was that the piled or Joists had swollen after telng placed In the water , so that when the cradle came down the ways were so tight they would not allow It to pass through. When Right Arm arrived , shortly bsfore midnight , preparations wcro at once begun to renew the effort to get Defender off at high tide. The fleet of yachts and small craft In the harbor began to receive acquisitions early and the competition for positions of vantage from which to witness the launching was sharp. Colonla came In from Newport early with the crew of Defender and the men were sent to the yard to assist In preparations for the event of the day. Soon after sunrise the swarm of workmen whose services were needed in the final preparations were on hand and the work began. The ways are almost 300 feet long and the end In twenty- six feet of water. They are built of heavy timber and constructed as If they were meant to stand for years. It took three hours to complete the oiling , and then the attention of the workmen was directed to the fasten ings. A dock was set aside for the use of spectators. Captain Hsreshoff says Defender Is the best yachMiU firm has built. Ho refused , how- qver , to give the dimensions of the boat or any facts regarding her sail area. A gentle man who Is In a position to secure correct information , however , gave to the Associated Ipress correspondent figures as to Defender's dimensions as follows : Length on water line , eighty-nine feet ten Inches ; length over all , 123 feet ten Inches ; draught , nineteen feet ; beam , twenty-four feet. The main mast and \J3om \ are 102 feet In length. The mast Is thirty-five Inches In circumference at the heel and eighteen Inches at the step. The top' mast ls fifty-seven feet long , the gaff ilxty-threo feet ten Inches and the bowsprit forty-four feet. The spinnaker pole Is seven ty-two feet In length and the club top sail pole fifty-one feet. The work on the sails of Defender Is progressing steadily and the riggers who are to put everything In order are hero to complete the fitting out of the boat. It Is expected that the yacht will be In commission In Isss than two weeks. CKUICKU'S IKHtSH IM3I > ON TIIK KOAI ) Sensation : ! Attnok on .looUor Slmnn Iln- Milt * frnm n I'ornllitr Incldnnr. LONDON , Juno 29. If certain reports turn out to be correct Mr. Richard Crokor's col ored Jockey. Willie C. Slmms , Is likely to find himself In the hottest kind of hot water. Slmms has been amusing himself consider ably at Newmarket , and on Monday , June 17 , ho wagered he would drive a trotter from Newmarket to Cambridge and return within an hour , a total distance of about twenty-a'a ' miles. Sims started In a sulky with a com panion and made Cambridge In quick time. .When nearlng Newmarket on the return Ir'p tho. horco dropped dead , and It Is probable that Slmms will be arrested and severely punished as a result of an Investigation Into the affair which the officers of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals began. A special officer ot the society was dls- patchoJ to Newmarket , with Instructions to thoroughly Investigate the story ot Slram's drive to Cambridge , and , If the story of cruelly to the trotter Is proven , a warrant for the Jockey's arrest w.ll be Issued. The officer was also Instructed to find out It the companion ot Slmms In his drive was Mr. Crolccr himself , and If this ehould turn out to bo the case , there may bo serious troublv In store for Mr. Croker as well as for Slmms. The action of the Royal Society for the Prevention-of Cruelty to Animals was due to JeromeK. . Jerome and Henry Labouchcro. The latter says In Truth : "After reading an account ot the performance I expected to announce that Slmms had brought an action for libel , or had been fined the heaviest pen alty for such diabolical conduct. No punish ment Is too bad for a man who would flog a horse to death , and I would cheerfully see Slmms flogged along the highroad and made to run until ho dropped dead. " Mr. La- bouchero's article concluded with calling upon the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cru elty to Animals to thoroughly Investigate the matter. Mr. Jerome writes that ho had sent the details ot the affair to the floyal So ciety for the Prevention ot Cruelty to Anl mats , adding : "Slmms Is a half-caste , who has come to England for a pure gambling speculation. He U employe ! by Messrs. Cro ker and Dvvyor , concerning whom It Is suf ficient to remark that Mr. Croker was cnce prominently connected with that gang cf rascality , Tammany Hall. " The horse belonged to Mr. Croker : was one of the last batch to arrive from Lltch- field , and Its death Is attributed to lack ol condition and not to overdriving on the part ot Slmms In the race agilnst time from Nnwmarket to Cambrlgde and back. Richard Crokor was Indignant when he Isarned of the publication In the Sun and Truth. Jockey Slmms will sue the Sun fcr 10,000 damages. Mr. Croker has addressed the following letter to Henry Lobouohere , the oJltor of Truth : "Appreciating the world-wide reputation yen have for fairness , I am sur- prHd ! ct the prratsraph In the present Issue of Truth with reference to Jockey Slmms having driven a horse to death. As the owner fl the horse , permit me to state the fac's. You quota from the Sun a statement entirely erroneous. Slninu did not drive the horse nn that occasion. I drove him , and there was no wager. Slmms drove another horse Into Cambridge at the fame time , bith being my property. We left Newmarket at 0:30 a. m. and reiched Cambridge at 10:35 : , the dUtance being about thirteen or fourteen mllei. The ho-se thit tiled was driven bick toward Newmarket In a walk , dying enrouto. On the way to Cambridge the animal slipped a slice , and I think a piece of flint caught In the hoof , causing lockjaw. The horse was raxhod at Cambridge , and at the time eliowol no ilgus of approaching death. Ho was a goad horse , equal to the task of traveling the distance Ir m Now market to Cimbrldso In much bettor time It fvcml , The horse's record In Amer'ca ' was 2'13H for a mllo. Slmnn wan unaware cf the publication in the Run until Truth brought U to hit attention. " ARMY MEN FAVOR THE PLAN Advantages of Converting Fort Omaha Into a Military School , EDUCATED CITIZEN SOLDIERS NEEDED Wen Point Ioea Mot Supply Knotigh to Answer In Cmn of Kracrc'ucy Omaha an Admirable Location for Such nn Institute. WASHINGTON , June 29. ( Special. ) "I have no doubt that the plan to turn old Fort Omaha Into a military school will be a success , " says Paymaster General Thaddcus H. Stanton. "At least , I see no reason why It should not be. I think that some time during the-ncxt session of congress legislation will be enacted transferring the property to the state of Nebraska or the city of Omaha and granting authority to establish aa acad emy. The law providing for the construction of Fort Crook also provided that old Fort Omaha , as soon as It was abandoned , should be disposed of by the secretary of war. The probable result would be to either transfer It to the Interior department or to sell It out right. I think , however , the better way would be for congress to pass a law donating the property to the state of Nebraska , so that they can establish such a school as has been proposed , for by that way some good can be accomplished. "On the other hand , no benefit would be derived by disposing of the land as has been provided. No better place could bo found than old Fort Omaha for the establishment of a school of this kind. The grounds are admirably situated and would make a beau tiful surrounding for the buildings. I think that very little expense would be Incurred In erecting the necessary buildings. It Is true that the structures now standing are inade quate and unsuitable for the purposes of a school , but the state could easily afford to appropriate a sufficient sum to fit up the grounds in a satisfactory manner. Such a thing as a military school , located at Omaha , Is just what Is needed , not only for Nebraska , but for that entire section of the west. An Institution for the military instruction of the young men would be ot great benefit to the college boys , for there they could be fitted for admission to West Point , and If they did not des re to continue their military studies by entrance Into the army they would pos sess a store of military Instruction which would be of endless value to them In future life. I was greatly pleased to read the re cent dispatch from Omaha stating that ex- Senator Manderson had brought the subject of a military academy at Omaha to the nt- tent'on of General Schofield during his visit there. Tiie plan Is un excellent one , and I hope that It can be brought to a consumma tion In the near future. " IDEA A GOOD ONE. "The Idea of establishing military colleges Is a good one , " says Inspector General of the Army J. C. Brecklnrldge. "I am In favor of having as many of them as possible , because I think they do a great good. As a prepara tory school to West Point they serve an ex cellent purpose. We should have them In every state , and I think that Omaha Is Just the place where such a school for the state of Nebraska should be located. The proposition to turn old Fort Omaha Into a military school la a good one and should have encourage ment. I am very much Interested In the military training of the young men of Amer ica. The training cannot begin too soon. West Point of course serves a good purpose , and I must confess that I do not believe the country needs another West Point , for that Institution Is ? able to accommodate all thosa who are willing to give up their lives to the Btudy of military scierce and are desirous of entering the army for life. The course there is just what is needed for such men , and the Instruction and training needs little Im provement , although Improvement there , as in everything. Is always possible. "But on the other hand there Is ono other Institution which we should have. if * ls a place where boys and young men can spend a certain period In the study of the uses of war , which can be trought to a good ad vantage In case of an emergency. We want a school where men can be trained who do not Intend to devote their entire life to the army , but are desirous of carrying on the ordinary pursuits of business or commercial life. For Instance , IT we should have a war today we would be In need of volunteers. Probably a million of our seventy millions would come forward , probably more. Now to command and lead this million of patriotic citizens , who , despite their patriotic sentiments and deslro to sacrifice their lives for their country , are not familiar with either the scientific or practical side of war , we would need a certain number of experienced and well trained officers , who also would come forward as volunteers and taka charge. Of course the man wTftnlm the true military Instinct In him will forge to the front sooner or later , but what we need is a sufficient number ot soldiers , who. although not pur suing the practice In ordinary , can take hold and lead our troops from the first. Now , It Is obvious that we should have some Institu tion , or a number ot them , where such men can be trained , NEEDED AS A RESERVE FORCE. "I think this Instruction can be supplied In our military schools and colleges. If wa can have established at various c'tlei throughout our country colleges where young men can attend school just as at an ordinary college and at the * amn time make a systematic study of the sclenco and practice of war they will go out Into the different channels of Ufa net nnly fitted for those special duties , but also possessing a military knowledge , which , should they be called upon In time of war to lead or command bodies of trcops , would beef of Inestimable value , not only to themselves , but to their country. Our West Point does not supply enough of these. Of course our professional soldiers who have been graduated from West Point and entered the army as a life work will be valuable in time of war , but their services would be demanded In an other way , as they could bo placed at the head as managers and commanders of higher grades. It would bo well If we could ImvM colleges where boys could bo taken between the ages of 12 and 14 years and put through a four years' course of study In military tac tics , and after they had finished at these InsUtutlons they would have a knowledge which would be of such use as I have pointed out , or could bo used as a stepping stonn to a higher and more thorough study at th West Point Military academy. Such a pre liminary course would also make It cas'er for the boys to pursue their studies at West Point , as It would servo as an Introduction to their future courses. As I have said , thi proposition to establish a military school al Omaha Is an excellent one. It would bo well to have euch a school as wo have In the Virginia Military Institute , which Is very popular and does a great deal of good. That Is a good model for future Institutions to bi fashioned after , " Quartermaster General Batchelder says : "So far as the state of Nebraska and the boys of that state are concerned , the estab lishment ot a military school at Fort Omaha would be an excellent thing. I have always understood , however , that It was the Inten tion to have the old property , It 1C were turned over to the city at all , converted have the public park Idea superseded by the ot the Idea and have hoped that It would be successful. If , however. It Is desired to have the publls park Idea superseded by the establishment of a military school , I shall favor It , because I think a great deal of good can be accomplished by such an Institution as ls contemplated. In order to build up such a college a number of new buildings will have to bo constructed , as r think the buildIngs - Ings now standing ore practically of no use and will have to be superseded by more modern ones. If we are to gtv our en couragement to the establishment of military schools throughout the country we should have a college In Nebraska and I think that no better pines could be found than the city of Omaha. It Is now a prominent metrop olis and growing all the time. The Depart ment of the I'latte Is an Important ona and Omaha being the headquarters of that de partment. It l.i natural that wo should turn to that city as the best place at which to locate a military college. Preparatory schools for West Point will accomplish much good and they should be encouraged not only for the good they do the boys as In- dlvlduals In the way of making their future military work easier , but since they enable us In the end to send out more thorough and therefore better classes of soldiers. " \Vlll lla UooUad at Itlu tie Janeiro. WASHINGTON , Juna 29. An order bis i been Issued to Admiral Norton In command ot the South Atlantic station to have his flag ship , tho- Newark , now at Montevideo , doijked at Rio do Janeiro , Brazil , there being no dock nt Montevideo largo enough to admit the Newark. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ItiCItVKO : ! THANKS rilO.1I CONQltnSB TostlmoutnU to 1'orelcn tltlicni Who Helped Oat the World' * I'nlr. WASHINGTON , Juno 29. The State de partment has completed a list of fifty-eight names of representative foreign governments who under act of congress were voted thanks for their participation In and assistance given toward making the World's Columbian expo sition a success. The national acknowledge ments are engraved by the bureau of en graving and printing , and express in fitting terms the appreciation ot the United States to each gentleman named of the services ho rendered In behalf of his government to make a success of the celebration of one of the greatest events In history , The men selected were comm'sslonors ' from tho'r respsctlvo gov ernments to the World's Columbian exposi tion , and are as follows : The Argentine Republic , Sencr Don Carlos R. Gallardo , Commander Juan Sinclair At- well ; Austria , Hon. Anton von Pllltsck-Palm- forst , Herr Alexander Poppovlc ; Belgium. Hon. Astero Vercruysso , Hon. Alfred Slmonls ; Brazil , his excellency Marshal Joze Slmeoa do Ollveira , Vlco Admiral J. A. Cordovll Maurlty ; Bulgaria , Prof. Vulko I. Shopoff ; Colombia , Scnor Dr. Carlos Martinez Sllva ; Costa Rlci , his excellency Senor Don Manuel de Poralta , Sencr Don Joaquln Bernardo CJlvo ; Denmark , Mr. C. Mlcholsen , Dr. Emll Mey ers ; Ecuador , Colonel M. N. Arlzaga ; Franco , Hon. Camlllo Krantz , Hon. I'Jmoml B. Uu- wacrt : Germany , Hen Adolrli He-ninth , Herr. Dr. Max ; Rlchtor ; Great Britain , Sir Richard Webster , Sir Henry Trueman Wood ; British Guiana , J. J. Quelch ; Canada , Hon. G. R. R. Cockburn , J. 3 Lirko ; Capo Colony , L. Wle- nar ; Ceylon , Sir John Grlnllnton ; Jamaica , Lieutenant Colonel C. J. Ward ; Now South Wales , Sir Arthur Renwlck ; Trinidad , Harry Vlncont ; Greece , Hon. Charles L. Hutchln- ron ; Guatemala , Scnor Don Manuel Limus ; Haytl , Hon. Frederick Douglass ; Italy , his excellency Marquis Enrico Ungaro , Slgnor Vlncenzlo Zogglo ; Japan , Hon. N. Yamataka , Hon. S. Teglma : Johore. Date Sri Amara d' Raja , Abdul Rahman ; Carea , Hon. Chung Ki ting Wan ; Liberia. Hon. Alfred B. King ; Mexico , Senor Don Miguel Serrano ; Nether lands , Mr. George Blrkhoff , Jr. ; Nicaragua , his excellency Senor Don Horacto Guzman ; Norway , Mr. Charles Ravn ; Orange Free State , Mr. E. R. Crobtor ; Paraguay , Dr. Emll Hassler ; Russia , his excellency P. Gloukhovsky , Mr. C. R. Ragouza-Soustchev- sky ; Slam , Phra Surlya Nuvator ; Spain , his excellency Scnor Don Enrico Dupuy de Lomo , Senor Don A. G. del Camplllo ; Sweden , Mr. Arthur Lcfllcr ; Switzerland , Mr. James Porrenoud , Mr. Arnold Hollnger ; Turkey , Ibraham Hakky Bey , Ahmed Fahrl Bey ; Uru. guay , Don Prudenclo do Murguiondo ; Vene zuela , Senor Den J. M. Larralde. I1KATI1 Or' A WAU MJIKKAN. Gnnrrnl Orocn Clay Minlth Itenchni the Knit of n I.lfp's Cnroer. WASHINGTON , June 29. General Green Clay Smith , once a prohibition candidate for president , a war veteran and In recent years a well known Baptist pastor of Washington , died at his home In northeast Washington at 12:5C : o'clock this afternoon. For several months ho had been In poor health and over a fortnight ago a malignant carbuncle began to develop on the neck. It rapidly Increased and despite the efforts of his physicians blood poisoning set in and the condition of the distinguished patient became alarming. His condition had been very critical during the week , but there woa a noticeable gain yes terday , which gave rise to hopes of his re covery. A collapse occurred , however , shortly before noon today and the patient began sinking and the end soon came. All of the Immediate members of the family were at the bedside. The funeral will occur Monday and will be In charge of the Masonic order , of which General Smith was a member. The Union Veterans' union of the District , of which or ganization ho was recently commander , will probably participate In the ceremonies. The Interment will be at Arlington. CAKLTSLK .1IAKKS OHAXdUS. FUty-Twn ClerkH Kecolvo 1'rnmotlons In the Tri-nntiry Urpnrtmpnt. WASHINGTON , June 29. The secretary of the treasury has appointed Mr , Scott Nesbltt , the present chief clerk of the Internal reve nue bureau , as appointment clerk of the Treasury department In place of Mr. Krctz , recently appointed superintendent of the United States m nt at Philadelphia. He has also appointed E. C. Johnson , the present chief of the Income tax division , as chief clerk of the Internal revenue bureau In place of Mr. Nesbltt. The secretary also made fifty-two promotions , nineteen appointments and seven dismissals In the several bureaus of the department. All of these dismissed will probably bo reinstated within the next thirty days , or as soon thereafter as it Is possible to find places for them. I Hr'tvpr d n Stvr C'nnntorfPit * WASHINGTON , June 29. The secret serv ice officials have discovered a new counter feit $10 silver certificate , series 1831 , chock letter "A , " with W. 3. Rosecrans , register , E. H. Nebecker , treasurer , portrait of Hend- rlcks , small scolloped carmine seal. The note , which Is both poor In color and work manship , Is apparently printed from a wood cut plate and 18 much smaller In every way than the genuine. The word "register" Is spelled "reglst. " The color of the treasury number Is faded blue , almost green , and the numbers are lee heavy. Columbia Will Not Try for 11 flarnr.l. WASHINGTON. June 29. Concerning the speed trial of the Columbia , Secretary Her bert says It Is not true that she has been ordered to cross the Atlantic at her extreme - tremo speed. Said he : "She has simply been ordered to use all her boilers In com ing across , but not to put on forced draught until during- the last twenty-four hours. Such a test as this will not afford the means of comparing her speed accurately with the fastest passenger steamships. " Neurn for thn Army. WASHINGTON. Juna 29. ( Special Tele gram. ) Leave of absence granted : First Lieutenant George W. Van Dcusen , First artillery , two months ; First Lieutenant Au gustus , C. V. Macomb , Fifth cavalry , one month ; Second Lieutenant Richard A. Shut- tleworth , Eleventh Infantry , one month ; Second end Lieutenant Henry S. McCorkle , Twenty- fifth Infantry , four months ; First Lieutenant John Adams Perry , Eighth Infantry , ono month. Iook Lltto a Healthy Hold Kmervr. WASHINGTON , June 29. Today's state ment of the condition of the treasury shows : Available cash balances , $193,826,592 ; gold re serve. $107,532,240. . Hunk M Ur ltd Sernnd Agilgnment. DENVER , June 29. The People's Savings bank was forced to make a second assign ment today. F. J. Spencer was named as assignee. The action was taken for the reason that sufficient funds could not tit , raised to pay the July certificates. The bank has not ben open for deposits since the panic two years ago. At that time J , W. Graham was made assignee. A scheme was devised to pay the depositors by the certificate plan , and In May , 1894 , the bank was taken from the hands ot the assignee and placed under the management of the directors. The director * succeeded In paying the Installments when due until the present one , which Is due Mon day. There are no funds for the payment of this , hence the asslgnement. Ittilni In Kanum and Oklnhomn , WELLINGTON , Kan. , June 29. A steady downpour ot rain , measuring nearly four Inches , has fallen here In the last two days. It came just In the nick of time , to do corn the most good. HENNESSEY. Okl. , June 29. A constant downpour ot rain last night and yesterday flooded everything In the lowlands and creeks are rising rapidly. Corn will be greatly benefited. ( iruiham Will Fllrd In IndlaunpolU. INDIANAPOLIS , Juno 29. The will of the into secretary of state , Walter Q. Gresbam , was admitted to probate In open court today. Of Judge Gresham'8 estate about $13,000 of the property Is located In this city and county. Mr * . W. Q. Groiham U mad * sole executrlt. STANFOR0AS HOT LIABLE n . i _ _ Judge Boss Blttfataod the Defendant's ' De murrer in , Itjs Government Case. ' . . in' .1. PRACTICAL ! Yul SETTLES THE MATTER it i 4 J Btockholileri'Incllvlilunl Mobility Act Tailed After the CoutYiiot U'at Made vrltU the Cov'crniucnt ' Claim U Ono Agtltut the lloait. SAN FRANCISCO , Juno 29. United States Circuit Judge RMS today rendered his de cision on the demurrer of Mrs. Jane L. Stan ford against the suit of the government to recover $15,000,000 from the estate of her late husband. Leland Stanford. The demurrer was austalneJ. Judge Ross allow eJ the gov ernment to change Its former complaint and rcargue Its case If desired. It was Intimated , however , that this step would not affect the case , the law as construed by Judge Ross not favoring the case of the United States. The sustaining of the demurrer was a aur- prtsc , attorneys generally expecting a con trary decision. The court began by reading and explaining the acts and statutes , both state and federal , which had any bearing on the construction of the Central Pacific railroad and Its branches. "AH railroads v > cst of the Missouri river were , " he said , "constructed under the same acts , so U one road was liable to the gov ernment , all of them were liable. In nearly all of the corporations , Leland Stanford was a stockholder , and , together with C. 1 * . HuntIngton - Ington and other Incorporates , he owned 130,880 shares of the stock. The government , according to ( la contract , issued bonds to aid in the construction of this road. Though the road was built under the contract , it was In corporated under the laws of the state. Therefore It became In a way amenable to the laws of California , providing that the stockholders of corporations are Individually responsible for debts contracted by their companies. He held this did not affect Mr. Stanford , 0.3 the government claimed , for the reason that the stockholders' liability acts were passed after the government had made Its contract with the Central Pacific. If those laws had been pasesd before the gov ernment bonded the Central Pacific , how ever , It would have made no difference , as the government had no Intention of making the stockholders of the railroads It bonded personally responsible for the debts con tracted by the company. FORECLOSURE THE REMCDY. "The Central Pacific , " the court continues , "had something of a national tone to It. When It was completed the country was In a state of turmoil. The government wanted quick communication between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. At that time the build ing of the road was a great undertaking an undertaking too vast for private enterprise. So the government , to ass't in the work , Is sued the bonds , and In this way made the railroad builders practically agents of the United States. . It was very plain that In case the railroad did not pay the bonds upon maturity that < the secretary of the treasury has the power to take possession of the roads. The bonds are Identical with a first mortgage. Did the company which became Indebted to the United States promise to repay the money ? " asked 'the ' court. "The statute on this point Is not very explicit , which Is to bo very much regretted , " said the judge. "A promise only Is Implied. There was no ex plicit or unfuVUled' agreement between the corporations nnrt the government. It Is to be observed that ithe lands and bonds were not to bo delivered to the company until the road was equipped. Hero Is found a promise , but Is It an unqualified promise to repay the ' l money ? , "Tho government had no Intention of mak ing these men , .Individually responsible. " said Judge lloss. " .That queston never entered Into the contract. The covenant did not stip ulate that the blccklioIJers should repay the bonds. The acceptance of the bonds was an Implied act of the stockholders to pay them. The stockholders accepted the assistance of the government with the agreement that they should pay for It , that was all. In ac cepting them , of course , It was believed that they wouKl repay them. The question re mains , however , whether the liability rested with the stockholders. There are no common law liabilities. The state law fixes the lia bility of stockholders In proportion to the amount of stock they possess. That law , however , cannot bo held to apply In this case an It was passed subsequently to the making of the government contract with the Central Pacific company. The real question Involved is whether there was a liability proviso. Re verting to the provisions In ttio law of the United States there can bo found no such agreement. The statutes do not hold the de fendants liable. There is absolutely nothing to establish this fact , and I sustain the de murrer and give the plaintiff the power to amend , " concluded Judge Ross. .U > KS KKLBAUK t'KOM A. HAD DEAL Michigan Sinn I'alit a Ills Price fur Land cm Inlrvnyunt's Iteprcientatlon. KANSAS CITY , Juno 29. George P. Fuller of Kalamazoo , Mich. , has asked the United States circuit court to release him from a contract Involving $47,550 , which he entered Into because of his unbounded faith In a clairvoyant. Fuller says that In November , ISD2 ; ho was Induced to purchase 1,415 acres of land In Barton county. Mo. , for $47,550. The land was owned by Augustus De Llssa. Fuller was Informed that the land was sup posed to bo underlaid with valuable mineral deposits. Ho consulted a clairvoyant , Mrs. Kstelle Van Arsdalo , who pretended to find that the land In question was rich In deposits of gold and other valuable minerals. Fuller jumped at the chance and bought the land , giving promUsory notes , $24,000 of which Is yet due. The precious metals did not ma terialize , and the purchaser found that his land was good only for farming and worth about $15 an acre. He learned recently , he says , that Mrs. Van Arsdalo was In the em ploy of De Llssa and was acting under his orders. Fuller claims he has paid $10,750 on the land and that De Llssa has pledged $11,750 of the notes to Innocent parties. He asked the court to enjoin De Llssa from sell ing any more of the notes and wants the court to order him to take back his laud and refund what has been paid on It. * AUA1XHT O.U.Uir.lT.KH II UllKS. Judge Illner Glvoa the runners Loan and Irniit Co. : i Hoavr .Imlenienl. CHEYENNE , June 29. ( Special Tele gram. ) A decree was signed here today by United States Judge Rlncr , giving the Farmers' Loan and Trust company of New York City Judgment on a mortgage against the American Water company of Omaha for $4,159,054.58. 'if the supercodeas bond la filed by the water company , the bond la fixed at $4,500,000. 1'oralta eUlinnnt ) Held for Trial. SANTA FE , 'N. ' M. , June 29. In the pre liminary examliaUdn hero before United State ; ; Commissioner Popa the claimant of the famous Peralta' land grant for 12,000,000 acres In Arizona and New Mexico was held In $5,000 ball tb appear before the United States court here 111 December on a charge of filing a fraudulent claim against the United States. ' Tito defendant , James Pe- ralta-HeavLs. Is'lfying to secure ball , and It Is believed he wlll succeed. Acquitted on 111 * Fifth. Trial. MEXICO , Ma. , June 29. The Jury In the George Lewis murder case today returned a verdict of acquittal. The people In the court room evidenced their approval of the verdict by applauding. Lewis was waiting on Miss Anna Drown against her father's wishes. In a fight with W. II. Urown. the glrl' brother , growing out of the relations , Lewis shot him dead. This U Liwls' fifth trial. Itnldlnc ( inmbleri nt Kt 1'nio. EL PASO , Tex. , June 29. Forty-eight ca piases were executed today against gamblers , who gave $100 bonds In each case. Citizens are determined to put a stop to gambling In spite of the Indifference of the grand jury and city officials. ii. Year-Old CJIrl Commit ) . Kulclde. DENVER , June 29. Blanche Newberger , 15 years old , committed suicide by taking carbolic acid , because she hid been severely scolded for quarreling with her younger sis ter. IT MAY HELP SILVER ( Continued from ) First Page. ) papers that her chaplain , Father Klein , a Jesuit , has also left the Catholic com munion , CURIOUS OLD CUSTOM. A paragraph published this week that the duke of Marlborough had just sent a flag to the queen led the World correspondent to address on Inquiry to the master of Blenheim aa to the origin oC this curious custom , The younfi duke at once sent the following reply : "When Blenheim palace and park were presented to the first duke of Marlborough by act of parliament , ono stipulation of ten ure was that a flag bearing the three French flour do ls ! should be presented by the owner of the palace annually to the sovereign. This flag has to bo presented In the library at Windsor castle on the anniversary of the battle of Blenheim , and It la placed opposite the flag which the duke of Wellington haste to present In the same manner to the queen on the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo. If you Intend writing any detailed account of the matter I should advlso that you come and Inspect the flag for yourself , as It Is hung In ono of the rooms that are open to the public for Inspection on Mondays , Thursdays and Satur days In each week. You will then have an opportunity of making any notes that sugges' themselves to your mind. mind."MARLBOROUOH. "MARLBOROUOH. " The salaries of the seventeen members of Lord Salisbury's cabinet aggregate $450,000 , as against $414.000 paid to the eight members of President Cleveland's ciblnet. or , Including his salary , $114.000. The premier gets no salary as such , but as foreign secretary the marquis of Salisbury gets $20,000 per annum. Each of the other secretaries of state , at well as the chancellor of the exchequer , ai the first lord of the treasury , Mr. Dal four , receives the same salary. The lord chancellor gets $50,000 , and the lord lieutenant of Ireland $100,000. George Curzon , who married Miss Loiter , and who Is poor , receives $7,600 as under foreign secretary. Much surprise Is felt that he did not get a seat In the cabinet. CHAMBERLAIN'S CANDID OPINION. A public opinion of his present chief ex pressed by Mr. Chamberlain eight years ago Is published this morning. "Lord Salisbury , " said his lordshlp'9 pres ent colonial secretary , "constitutes himself the spokesman of the class to which he him self belongs , who toll not , neither do they spin , whoso fortunes , as In his case , orig inated In grants made long ago for such serv ices as courtiers render kings , and have since grown and Increased while their owners slept by the levy of an unearned share on all that other men have done by toll and labor to add to the general wealth and prosperity of the country of. which they form a part. " BALLARD SMITH. CLAIM TO IIAVK CAITUKKD MAGGO Lender of the Mulatto Form * In Culm In n Spanltli Uungenn. MADRID , June 29. According to a report received hero today , General Antonio Macco , the Cuban Insurgent leader , has been cap tured by Spanish troops and consigned to prison pending- orders from Captain General Martinez de Campos. WASHINGTON , June 29. Minister Duptty de Lome of Spain has not received official confirmation of Maceo's capture. If con firmed , the minister regards the capture as a most Important development , as Maceo Is a mulatto who has been at the head of the negroes and his apprehension will , It Is believed , put down the uprising of the blacks. Maceo started his expedition from Costa Rica last spring and has led a large force of negroes who have been operating of late around Santiago dc Cuba. Ho Is a man of much ability and was In charge of the government tobacco plantations In Costa Rica , The latter country took occasion when Maceo started on his expedition to assure Spain that he had no government sup port. Next to Gomez and Marti he had been the moat conspicuous figure in the rebellion. CLOSED A USEFUL CAREER Prof , Huxley Passes Away at London After a Long Illness , FOREMOST SCIENTIST OF HIS DAY Dlitlnculilied lit the Scientific World as n Hold and Original Thinker for Bloro Than Halt Century. LONDON , June 29. Prof. "Thomas Henry Huxley , after a lingering Illness , died this afternoon at 3:45 : o'clock. Prof. Huxley , among all the great scien tists of the modern age , has easily stood at the head. For many years ho has been ono of the most Indefatigable workers la biologi cal science , and ho has especially distin guished himself In the comparative study ot the anatomy of both the vertebrate and In vertebrate animals , and the systematic ar rangement of organisms. Always strikingly original In thought , ho has proposed several bold rearrangements of animals Into new classes. His theory of protoplasm , his able advocacy of the Darwinian theory , and the doctrine boldly advanced by him that the seemingly voluntary movements of animals and even of men are automatic and Independ ent of will , have attracted much attention In the scientific world. Prof. Huxley was born at Baling. Middle sex. England , May 4 , 1825. He became a student of Charing Cross hospital in 1842 , and three years later graduated with high honors at the University ot London. Immediately after his graduation ha was appointed as sistant surgeon , of the royal navy , and In that capacity made a cruise around the globe. In recognition of his observations In natural cclence , made on that cruise , ho was ad vanced rapidly to the head of scientific In vestigation In England , la 1854 he became professor of natural history and Fullcrlan professor of physiology ; Huntlngton professor In ths noyal College of Surgeons from 1863 to 1809 ; president of the Geological and Ethnological societies In 1869-72 ; secretary ot the Hoyal society In 1872. He Is the author of many scientific works , which have a high place In the libraries of the world , among the most prominent of his writings bjlns "The Oceanic Hydrczoa , " "Man's Place In Nature , " "On the Physical Dasls of Life , " and "Introduction to the Classification of Animals. " Killed Ills \Vlfo vrllh nn Ax. NEVADA , Mo. , Juno 29. William Wright , colored , brained his wife with an ax this morning and then escaped. They quarreled last night and Wright was arrested. Ho pleaded guilty this morning , paid his flno and returned home. Mrs. Wright refused to ad mit him , when he broke the door In with an ax and murdered her. Nebrasltan Coining Home , LIVERPOOL , June 29. The Cutiard line steamship Lucanta , which sailed from this port today for New York , had among her passengers Mrs. Alva Vanderbllt , accompa nied by her daughter and son , ex-Judge Curtis of New York , Mrs. Sam Boles of Springfield , Mass. , and Mra. H. T. Oxnard of Nebraska. Slight Front In Wisconsin. MARSHFIELD , Wis. , Juno 29. There was a slight trost hero last night , but little dam- ako was done. Crops are looking flno and give promise of a big yield. liulllon Treated at Denver. DENVER , Juno 29. The value of all the bullion treated at the Denver mint during the fiscal year ending today was $5,614,642 , a gain of $2,374,061 over the previous year. mo rniK jy rnuonnss x.v CHICAGO All the Engine ! In the Department Barn * inoneil to the Scene. CHICAGO , Juno 30. 1:30. : A four-eleven , general , alarm has been turned In for a big flro In the Wholesale- district at Madison street , near Franklin. Marshal Field's and Carson , Pierre. Scott & Co. , largo wholesale dry goods houses , are \vlthln half a block. Two men nra reported to have been carried out of a burning building already , badly burned. . I'owdor Worft * * 'lre < J Ye Thfin n Sonro. OAKLAND , Cal. , Juno 29. Flro broke out this afternoon In the works ot the California Powder company at Hercules Point. The sulphur house was soon consumed , and the fire began to spread In the direction of the storage house , where 600 tons ot giant powder are kept. By heroic work on the part of tha employes the Dames wcro kept from the storage house and the flro at 5:30 : was under \ control , later being entirely extinguished. Hot coals dropped on the woodwork by a plumber started the flro. The loss will b about $15,000. When the news of the flra reached Oakland the whole town bccama panic stricken , as an explosion would havi done enormous damage hero , Worked thn Old , Old Unmet. KANSAS CITY , Juno 29. Frank Smiley , said to bo a notorious confidence man , wanted In Texas , was fined In court here today for trying to play the lock game on A , J , T. Schroff , who had como to town to see the eights. SLEEP Are out of the question when tortured - tured and disfigured with Eczema. It is the cause of more intense ' suffering than all other skin diseases combined. Tender babies are among its most numerous victims. They are often born with it. " < Most remedies and the best physicians - / cians generally fail even to relieve. If CUTICURA did no more than cure Eczema , it would be entitled to the gratitude of mankind. . , - - > . - It not only cures but - "lif r A single application is often suffi cient to afford instant relief , permit ' rest and sleep , and point to a speedy , permanent cure. 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