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VOLUME LXXXTK.-XO. 82. INDIANS IN REBELLION. Tbey Make an Attack on Two Towns in Mexico. A MAYOR KILLED AND BUSINESS HOUSES SACKED. Further Particulars of the Wreck of tho Ship St. Charles — Goveraor Markliam Accepts the Ofler of Santa Cruz to Entertain the Division En- j campment of the National Guard- The Visiting Editors — Greenwood Murder Trial. Special to the Bboobd-UjtxoX. Phu:nix [Ariz. , May 2o.—A telegram from Ouaymas, Mexico, says that on the loth instant 100 Mayo Indians rose in rebellion, attacked the towns of Navjoa and San Ignacio, on the Mayo River, in tho District of Alamas. They marched against the town of San Pedro, but failed in the attack. The Mayor of Navjoa was killed and the principal places of business sacked. At San ignacio the Chief of Police and a brother were killed. Several inhabitants were severely wounded. The j inhabitants of the town bravely rallied, repulsing the Indians and killing fourteen. Governor Torres was notified immediately, and State troops sent in conjunction with the Federal soldiers to pursue the insurgents. The Federal troops, consisting of a portion of the Twenty-fourth Battalion and the Fourth Regiment, commanded in person by General Uandala, Commander of the Department, and < reneral < ttero, Chief of the Mayo section, j intend to make a vigorous campaign against the Indians. General Hernandez is in charge of the State troops of Mayo. Tho i ndians have heretofore been peaceable, and the uprising is a great surprise. It is feared they have made an alliance with the YaquJs. who are concentrating all forces for a prolonged tight, though tho Government ollicials deny any allianoewhatever. Unless the Mayos lay down their arms on tho approach of the troops, a decree of extermination will be promulgated against them, the same as the. Yaquis. The same ad vice says at a recent engagement with the Yaquis near Los i Hares, (.liico Huilo, a Yaqui Chief, was killed, and two of his children captured. EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION. President Cuppellor Speaks in Glowing Terms of Their Trip. San Francisco, May 25.—At a meeting of the National Editorial Association today President Cappeller made his annual address. A poem by Miss Anna Cooper i of Denver, entitled "A Chilean Tale," j was well received. A paper by E. W. Stephens of Columbus, Mo., upon "Tho Newspaper Prolession," was read. President Capeller spoke in glowing terms of the trip across the continent, and the hospitality with which the visitors were received. An invitation from the Mayor of Tacomawas read and received" with applause., as was also an invitation to visit < iregon. A committee was appointed to solicit contributions for the benefit of Fred. Wells, who lost his arm while tiring a ! salute yesterday. The Treasurer of the association, A. H. Lowrieof Elgin, 111., reported cash now on hand to be $1,97S 47. Of this sum $1,622 25 has been collected at this convention, and $356 22 was left over from tho St. Paul Convention. Expenses of the year amounted to Si,.j2.s B*'. Secretary Page gave noth c that all cars containing the editorial party will have to be sent back by special trains. The jarty will leave here early Friday morn- ! ing for a trip to Woodland, Tehama, j Vina, Chico, Dutch Flat, Grass Valley and Sacramento. At 1 o'clock many members of the association attended the reception given to <«eorge W. Childa at B'nai B'rith Hall by the Typographical Union. The affair was s very enjoyable one, and demonstrated the high regard In which Mr. Childs is held by members of the printers' craft. ILL-FATED ST. CHARLES. Survivors Narrate the Story of the Explosion. San Francisco, May 2,5.—Th0 crew of the ship St. diaries, blown up at sea off the Oregon coast ou the 17th inst., arrived here to-day on tho steamer Willamette Valley. The St. Charles lea Nanaimo with a cargo of coal on May 13th, and experienced heavy seas for three days. On the morning of tho 17th the second mate, Mike Flynn, and Charles Lenberg, a sailor, went to the forehatch togefc-some potatoes, taking with them the ship's lantern. Louis Strandburg, a sailor, spoke to the men and saw the mate pass Lenberg the lantern. Lenberg was reaching through the hole into the forepart of the ship and was about to crawl through when the explosion occurred, and Flynn was lifted bodily in the air. He fell at Strandburg's feet with a great hole in the scalp and his lens burned to a crisp. Lenberg was thrown back against the ladder and was terribly cut and burned. Strand burg's board was singed by the flames, which shot from a hole following i the. roar of the explosion. Ned Kiley, a sailor, who was on dock at the time, stales that when the explosion occurred ropes, hawsers and the main batch were hurled from the deck by the force, and the deck opened wide from the after-part of the house to the stern. The spanker-boom was carried away, the wheel-house lipped over and the ship was generally demolished. The j rigging was on tire and the pumps would not work. Captain Chapman was found pinned to the floor in his cabin underan overturned BOfa and bookcase. The Captain's spine - broken and lie was in great agony, j 'i he men extricated him with difficulty I from among the shattered timbers and made baste to get into the boats, as the ' vessel was sinking. There were nine-j teen men. divided among three simll j boats. When last seen the St. Charles' mainsail was on lire and the ship was foundering. The boats were 200 miles from land without a compass. They succeeded in making Cape Foulweather safely and there Captain Chapman died. Lenberg and the second I mate, Flynn. were taken to Newport. , t >r., by the survivors, who then came to this city. Flynn is expected to die. The sailors believed that coal gas, ignited by a lantern, caused the explosion. SCHMIDT TESTIFIES. Gives Ills Version of tho Murder of Mrs. Greenwood. Napa, May 25.—This morning in the Superior Court, during the trial of Carl Schmidt, the alleged murderer of Mrs. Greenwood, allidavits in regard to Schmidt's good character were read. De- I Cendant was then placed on the witness- ' stand and questioned about his family hibtorylor two generations back.the object THE RECORD-UNION. being to show that brain trouble runs in the family and which he inherited. Schmidt is a native of Germany and aged 'M years. He told how he fell in with his com!)anion in crime, alleging his companion tired him to work on a ranch, when sitting on a railrond track near Napa Junction. When in sight of the Greenwood house defendant first learned his employer was not a rancher. "He took three pistols out of his pock-et," said Schmidt, "and two bottles, one of which contained poison, the other something to put a man to sleep. He said he was going to rob the Greenwood house, and all 1 would have to do would be to guard and tell him in case any one came. He said he would kill me if I did not do as he said, presenting a revolver at my head." The remainder of the story of defendant agrees substantially with that of Captain Greenwood, except he says that when Mrs. Greenwood drove to the houso ! his companion, who was acquainted with j her, went out and helped her out of the buggy, and came arm and arm up the i steps, and when she saw her husband i bound hand and foot she sprang back, falling on" the porch. '"Then," paid Schmidt, 'forgetting my pistol was not loaded, I thought I had my companion at my mercy, and snapped the pistol at him." FEELING RUNNING IIIGII. Indignation Over tho Blowing Up of tho Sau Diejio Blacksmith Shop. San Diego, May 25.—There has been a strong current of indignation throughout the city to-day over the destruction of the non-union blacksmith shop by dynamite on Tuesday night. The owner of the building was B. F. Frederick, a prominent Democratic politician. ! Schmidt, a blacksmith, rented it from him. Both men declare that they received a number of threats during tho past Jew weeks. The persons whom they name have, they declared, sworn to destroy their shop, home and other property, and even take lueir lives, unless the shop joins the Blacksmiths' Union. Frederick and Schmidt say they know three men who have maue threats, and will prosecute the matter. This afternoon tho Blacksmiths' Union issued a circular otloring }?luo reward for the detection and arrest of the perpetrators of the outrage, I and denouncing the act. This afternoon George Lemon and his father, who are in the bicycle and locksmith business, found a bomb with a long fuse in the back part of their store. The fuse had been lighted, bui had gone out. Considerable uneasiness is lelt. New Bay Discovered. Ph<KKXX(A. T.), May 25.—A party of prospectors in from the region around the mouth of the Colorado Rivet claim to have found a large bay extending oil the Gulf of California into American territory. The bay had the appearance of being lour miles across, with deep water and high rocky shores. It is located about 96 miles from this city, and it true would revolutionize the commerce ot this section, giving Arizona au ocean outlet on the gulf. The matter will be thoroughly invustigated. Tho Bruner Case. • Sax Francisco, May 25.—Adolph Ottinger, the ticket scalper, appeared in Judge Cofiey's court to-day and was rej called to the witness-stand for cross-exj animation as »to the efforts of Llwood Bruuer to obtain a bribe. Witness said: "We had several conversations. We twice talked about money, but it was only during one conversation that he demanded money." Steamer Wrecked. Victoria (B. (J.), May 25.—News was received last night that on the 14th inst. the Government steamer Quadia struck a reef unknown to the charts on Cjueen Charlotte Island and was at once beached. Captain Goudiu, Professor Maccoun and several ot the steamer's com pan v have arrived here. The Captain says that with proper appliances the steamer will bo lloated without much damage. Murysville Colored Picnic Victims. Marysvillk, May 25.—An inquest was held on the remains of Jesse G. Foulke, who was shot at the picnic one week ago last night. The jury brought in a verdict charging W. EL Lane with murder and Lucien Dynelly with being accessory. Lane is now recovering from his wound and will be arrested. Dynelly is still in jail and makes light of his connection with the crime. Tho Cazadero Robbers. Santa Rosa, May 25.—Haney and Carter, the Cazadero stage robbers, were examined before Justice Brown this morning. Both made a full confession. Haney says Carter grasped the bridle of one of the horses of tlie stage with one hand I while he leveled his rule with the other, ordering the driver to halt and climb down. Carter is but 20 years old. Woman and Her Child Drowned. Nkw Wkstmixmek (B. C), May 2.5. While a small boat containing Mr. and Mrs. Pope and child and another man was attempting to land alongside the steamer K. P. Pitnet to-day, the wind blew the steamer against the boat, upsetting it. Mrs. Pope and her child were drowned, while the two men escaped. County World's Fair Association. Tuba City, May 25.—A number of citizens of Sutter County met here to-day and organized a County World's Fair Association. They prepared a petition to be presented to the Board of Supervisors asking that a tax be levied to raise the necessary funds. Injured by a Fall. NcmTH Sax Juan, May 25.—Yesterday morning John Ferguson, an old resi- { dent of the village of Sebastopol, fell oil"! | the roof of a residence, the bight of about 30 feet, fracturing a rih and bruising himself otherwise pretty badly. Tho physician from here, who attends, states er< gusou will recover. Los Angeles Badly Walloped. San Fkancisco, May 25.—The home team scored an easy victory over Los Angeles this afternoon, winning by a ! score of 14 to 3. 'Ihe Friscos opened np on Balsa in lively style, and when his i curves were being hit hard his team i luilcd to give him proper support. Fire Near Traver. Traver, May 25.—A large barn belonging to O. S. Brewer, four miles east of town, was destroyed by lire last night, caused by the explosion of a lantern. It contained a large amouut of hay and machinery. All were destroyed. Loss, &>,000; partially insured. Sauta Cruz Gets tho Encampment. San Francisco, May 25.—Governor Markham has accepted the ofler made by Santa Cruz to furnish the grounds and expenses for the division encampment of the National Guard on August oth. Knocked Out In the Eighth Round. Portland May 25.—Harry Jones of Spokane, and George Lavigne of Sagiiii-.w, Mich., light weights, met heretonight, and Jones was knocked out in the eighth round. Distress Among Ironworkers. London, May 25.—A movement is on foot to relieve the acute distress among the ironiuiners, and ironworkers of Cleveland, York County. Twenty-three thousand people are idle on account of the colliery strike in Durham. A jiiiiul appeal in behalf of starving people has been made to the O^ueen. SACRAMENTO, THURSDAY MORXTXG, MAY 26, 1892. NATIONAL CAPITAL. Discussion in the Senate on the SHERMAN OPPOSED TO ANY FREE COINAGE MEASURE. l Tli© House Thrown Into Perfect Bedlam During the Discussion of a Bill to Appropriate Funds to Collect Statistics Concerning; the Colored Race—Southern Democrats Charged With Intimidating the Race—The President Conies in lor a Share of Censure. Special to the Record-Union. Washington, May 25.—The Senate tod.iy voted down Senator Morrill's motion to refer to the Finance Committee Morgan's resolution instructing the cominit| tee to examine and report on the ert'ect of the silver law of 1890 on the price of silver bullion, by the vote of 17 to 23. Hill was in his seat, but did not vote. The Democratic Senators who voted yea were Gray, Palmer and Vilas. The Republican Senators who voted nay were Allen, Mitchell, Paddock, Pettigrew, Power, Sanders, Shoup, Squire, Stanford, Stewart, Teller, Wolcott. Morgan modified his resolution by j adding a new paragraph instructing the I Finance Committee to report a supple- j mentary Act providing for the coinage of | gold and silver bullion on ecpual terms as to eacli metal, and authorising depositors of gold or silver bullion to receive a coin certificate for it at iis mint value;. Sherman said it seemed to him that tho approaching political conventions had .more to do with the resolution than the Senate had. This, ho thought, was not tho proper time to debate the question, especially when the executive authorities were engaged in a movement for an international conference. The inevitable effect Of the free coinage of silver would bo to lower the standard of silver, cheapen wagon for labor, uespoil the pensioner, injure e\ cry depositor in savings banks. ' assail the accumulations of the rich and disturb all business of life, and all for what? Simply to substitute silver instead of gold for coinage. 'Die free coinage of silver, instead of being a measure ; of relief for the people, would be tho severest load ever placed on the shoulders of those who depended on their labor for daily bread. He was as much in favor of silver as any of the vVe.-iorn Senators, but the only way in which to make gold and silver work in harmony was to put them on a ratio fixed upon their market value. Stewart opposed an international conference until some of the Powers ex- j pressed in an authoritative way that they i would rehabilitate silver on some terms. Morgan spoke In favorof his resolution, lie referred to Sherman as having headed the march for the utter destruction of silver, and said he (Sherman] was now a candidate for the Presidency, and therefore desired to make friends by saying ho was in favor, if possible, of the equal coinage of gold and silver. Sherman said he had not the slightest interest in the passage of the Act of is 73. The story had been refuted over and over again. The matter went ovor without action. The bill to provide for the punishment of violations of treaty rights of aliens was taken up, but without disposing of it, the Senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE. Washington, May 25.—There was some surprise in the House to-day when Representative Henderson (of Iowa) arraigned President Harrison and the Governors of States for failure to give representation to tho colored people in the convention with the World's Fair. He was followed by Johnson (of Indiana) in a speech eulogistic of I'resident Harrison, denunciatory of the Democratic party in its treatment of the negro in the South, and strongly in favor of the force bill. There was great excitement during Johnson's speech. The House went into a Committee of the Whole this morning on the sundry civil appropriation bill. The lirst subject was the appropriation for a Government exhibit at the World's Fair. Houk iof Ohio) offered an amendment appropriating jIOo.OIW to pay the. expense of collecting, preparing and publishing lads and statistics pertaining to the industrial advance of United States citizens of African descent, from January 1, 18<>J, to January 1, 1N!«, to constitute a part of the Government exhibit. Henderson of lowa said the colored people of the country numbered about one-eighth of tho population, yet the evidence taken by the special committee at Chicago disclosed the amazing fact that neither the President of the United States nor the Governor of a single State, nor the Woman's Commission, nor the Government Commission, nor the local corporation had given representation to these eight millions of people. It was a shame, and he proclaimed it with indignation. Ho believed there were two or three petty little places held by colored men, places that did not rise to the dignity of a barber. The civilized world was interested in knowing what was coming from freedom to those people. Holman made a point of order against Honk's amendment, which was sustained. Johnson of Indiana replied to what he characterized the "remarkable speech of Henderson. The President of the United States, he said, had during his entire life been a linn, unswerving and consistent friend of the colored race. It ought not to be forgotten that the President had stood in lavor of a just measure of national relief, which if passed by Congress would have provided for the supervision of national elections, whereby the colored people of the South would have the right to cast their votes and have them counted. The l'resident had stood for the measure known as the "Force Bill" when men with less courage failed to stand up lor the pledges of the Hepublican party. The allusions to the force bill brought a number of Democrats to their feet \s uh questions, but thooniy one heard was that propounded by l;ichardson of Teni. as to whether the President was in favor of the force bill now. Johnson replied tt.at the President was In lavor of any system of constitutional legislation that would guarantee to the lowliest man of the South the right to cast his vote without tear, favor or intimidation. He proceeded in vehement language to denounce the treatment of the negro by the Democratic party of the South, and as he was as vehemently contradicted by a number of Southern members, the House became a periect bedlam. Borne Democrat made reference to 1876, whereupon Johnson proceeded to review' the Hayes-'I ildeu controversy. The confusion uecame intense. Finally McMifiin rose to a point of order, and Johnson was directed to address his remarks to the appeal. Hooker of Mississippi denied that the people of the Soutli were enemies of the negro. There never had been any disorder save when carpet-baggers and aliens came down there and stirred it up. Cheatham of North Carolina, tho only colored man in the House, regretted that the debate had taken apolitical turn. The colored people should have this appropri- ation. He wanted to see the Democrats and Republicans come together to held the negro, and do something for him. Dockery of Missouri ottered an amendment reducing the salary of Director(ieneral of tho World's Fair to $8,000 and the Secretary to$o,000; also providing that not more than one meeting of the National Commission or Lady Managers be held during !><»;, delegating the powers to the Board of Control. Agreed to. Johnston of South Carolina offered an amendment providing that no part of t lie appropriation be available unless the doors of the exhibition were closed on Sunday. Hooker of Mississippi offered as an amendment to Johnston's amendment a proviso tiiat in no event shall the exhibit made by tho Government bo open to the public on Sunday. Stone of Pennsylvania offered as a substitute for the amendments a proviso that boiore any money appropriated by the bill is paid the managers of the exposition shall rile an agreement to close the exposition on Sundays. Hooker's amendment was agreed to. Atkinson of Pennsylvania o tie red as an amendment to the substitute a proviso that no part of the appropriation shall be available until the Board of Managers give satisfactory assuranco that no intoxicating liquors be sold on the grounds. Agreed to. The committee rose, leaving Johnston's amendment as amended and stone's amendment as amended undisposed of. Adjourned. BOOSRVKLT AND WANAMAKER. Tho Commissioner's Letter to tho l'ostmaster-General. Washington, May 25.—Civil Service Commissioner Roosevelt this morning submitted to the Houso Civil Service Committee a copy of the letter he sent to Post master-General WanamaUer on tho Iflth inst. In the letter Roosevelt says as Wanamaker turned over to the committee the report of tho Postoffice Inspectors in the Baltimore office, in which they charge Roosevelt with unfairness and partiality in the investigation of that office, without common,t ho (Roosevelt) must assume that Mr. Wanamaker assumed the responsibility for tho impertinence of his subordinates. Roosevelt said ho had received no answer to the letter, and was reluctantly obliged to assume that tho Postmaster- Generul made these statements his own. He declined to allow the Postmaster- General to shelter himself behind his subordinates, and assorted that the statements of tho Inspectors are slanderous falsehoods. The committee voted to request the Postmaster-General to furnish a written copy of the report he had said the Assistant Attorney-General had made verbally, in which he held that contributions to primary elections wore not political contributions as contemplated in the civil service law. Washington Notes. Washington, May 25.—Nominations— Thomas A. Rosoberry, Register of the Land Office at Susanville, Cal.; Lafayetto F. Conn of Oregon, Commissioner for the District of Alaska, to resido at Ouualaska. The Treasury balance to-day was stated at 927,089,844, made up entirely of deposits in the national banks, subsidiary silver and minor coin. There is in addition to this amount, however, 922,000,---000 placed to the credit of the disbursing oiiictrs, but nnexpendted. The Treasury Department to-day purchased 495,000 ounces of silver atfO.881(g) >881 d« TURF TOPICS. RACING EVENTS OX MANY EASTERN TRACKS. Attractions Presented the Public at Cincinnati, St. Louis, Gravesend and Chlcagt. Special to the Record-Uxiox. Guaveskxi), May 25.—1n the Parkway Handicap Major Domo made a new record for Eastern tracks for the distance, making it in 1:47, under the weight of 120 pounds. Six furlongs, Kingston won, Fairy second. Time, 1:14. Mile and three-sixteenths. Lepanto won, Castaway second, Sir Gatesby third. Time, 2:03. Parkway Handicap, mile and a sixteenth, Major Domo won, Russell second, Roquefort third. Time, 1:47. One mile, St. Carolus won, Airplant second. Wyandotte Colt third. Time, Six furlongs, Integrity won, Bounce Filly second, Hiram third. Time, 1:04$. Mile and a furlong, Snowball won, Now-or-Never second, Mary Stone third. Time, 1:51$. AT CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May 2T>.—The track was good. Six furlongs, Bagpipe won, Comedy second, Lulu May third. Time. 1:184. Thinecn-sixteenths of a mile, Knott- In-It won, Fakir second, John Berkley third. Time, 1:24*. Six furlongs, Lockport won, Avon DOr second, Lady Jones third. Time, 1:17. Three-year-olds and upward, seven furlongs, Greenwich won. Jack Star second, Low Dudley third. Time, 1:30^. Maiden two-year-ol Is, four furlongs, Poor Jonathan won, Laura B. second, Pearl N. third. Time, 0:30$. AT ST. LOUIS. St. Loos, May 25.—The track was in splendid condition. Six furlongs, Sa;i-saba won, Expense second, J. T. third. Time, l:lt>. Two-year-olds, five furlongs, Enoch Klka won, Duke second, Isabella third. Time, 1:05. seven furlongs, Aloha won, Ed Leonard second, Helter-skelter tiiird. Time 1:S»J. Six furlongs, Costa Rico won. Alice D. second, Content third. Time, 1:16k Six furlongs, Nathan Frank won, Tom Karl second, Gaylord third. Time, l:lt>>. Handicap, one mile, Ethel (iray won, Royal Flush second, First Day third' Time, 1:43. AT CHICAGO. Ciiicaoo, May 25— The track was slow. Mile and seventy yards. Profligate won, Joe Woohnan second, Robin Hood third Time, 2c22£. Haifa mile, Ella H. won, Bla<-k Maria second, Marmaduke third. Time, l:02[. Seven furlongs, Bessie Bialand won'i Morse second, Bettie Prather third Time 130. Milo and a sixteenth.Uncle Frank Avon, Blitzen second, Indus third. No time given. Five furlongs, Bismarck won, Johnetta second, Beatirice third. Time, 1:231. DoIBLK-TEAM TRoTTINi; EUDODRD. Philadelphia, May 25.—The doubleteam trotting record on a regulation track was reduced to 2:13} to-day by Belle Hamlin and Globe at the Beimontdriving track. The team was hooked to a skeleton wagon weighing less than 100 pounds. Stars and strlixjs Distasteful to Them. Moxtueal, May 2£.—Yesterday three petty officers and five men of the artillery garrison entered a number of stores above which the stars and stripes, with the Hags of other nations, were floating for purely det'orative purposes, and compelled the proprietors to take down the American nag. POOR GROVER. His Hopes Shattered So Far as Kentucky is Concerned. WATTERSON'S INFLUENCE CLEARLY SHOWN. The Anti-Clovelandltes Elect Their Chairman Amidst Tumultuons Applauso— "Washington Democrats "Will Not Vote for tho Ex-President Until Ills Namo is Presented by Xew York—New Jersey Stands by Cleveland. Special to the RCOOBD-CXXOX. Louisville (Ky.), May 25.—The idol of the national Democracy was shattered against tho iron will of Henry Watterson in tho Bourbon State to-day. It was Grover Cleveland on one hand and Henry Watterson on the other, and alternately the iniluenco of both swayed the convention, but in the end the counsel of the great Kentucky editor prevailed against tiio admiration of all Kentucky Democrats for the distinguished ex-President. The result must bo attributed almost entirely to tho intluence of Watterson, for even ho will scarce deny that but for tho problem of expediency Cleveland is the choice of three-fourths of the Democratic voters of Kentucky. Watterson's opposition to tho renomination of Cleveland has been on the grounds that the serious division in the Democratic party in Xew York makes the election of either Cleveland or Hill impossible, and that the Democracy must select its Presidential candidate outside of the Empire State if it would hope for victory. Until the very opening of the convention to-day it seemed that the enthusiastic Cleveland men would win the day in their h-rht for unqualiiied instructions for Cleveland. Upon the linal test, however, on tho selection of temporary Chairman, by a vote of 427 to 21)0 a Cleveland representative was defeated by au anti-instruction candidate. Bennett H. Young of Louisville nominated Charles J. BronstOD of Lexington in a speech highly eulogistic of Cleveland, and saying the Democracy of Kentucky should favor the latter's nomination. John S. Rhea of Logan County, on behalf of the anti-Cleveland element, nominated Charles R. Longeof Louisville, in a speech eulogizing Cleveland, but saj-ing thai the Democratic party, in the interest of sixty millions of "people, rises higher than (.rover Cleveland. Let Kentucky put forth a declaration again that she is against unjust, unnecessary taxation, and present the name of Carlisle. An hour was consumed in wrangling over the roll-call, and when the result was announced tho anti-Cleveland men gave a wild yell of delight. Alter speeches by < lhairman Longe and Mr. Bronston,the demands for Wauerson grew uproarious and he was forced to respond. He spoke at some length, saying in part that the situation which faces tne Democrats is a serious one. It cannot bo smeared over with a little goose grease on ono hand nor carried by storm on the other. We are between the devil and tho deep sea, and whichever wav we may turn the weather thickens and the prospect becomes more uncertain. To him there was but one comfort, and that is that their political adversaries are as bad off as the Democrats themselves. Ho asked them r.U as reasonable men to consider tho case calmly and without any interest except tho vindication of truth and right as embodied and alono attainable in the triumph of Democratic principles and tho election of a Democratic President. Watterson further said that he was the enemy of no Democratic, aspirant, nor the friend of any to the extent of placing his personality before his party welfare. In New York he said he was able to see nothing but chaos, and it seemed to him that if the Democracy goes there fora nominee it will walk through a slaughterhouse and open grave. Congressman Breckenridge spoke for nearly an hour in favor of Cleveland. A number of committees and district delegates reported and the convention adjourned until *:;>0 p. m. When it reconvened Congressman Mc- Creary was made permanent Chairman. Nominations for delegates at large were then taken up, and on motion of a Warren County delegate Henry Wattersou was declared delegate-at-large by acclamation, this action being unprecedented in the history of Kentucky conventions. Watterson made a brief speech of acknowledgment. The struggle continued for the other delegates at great length. James A. Mc- Ken/ie and W. C. < )wens were selected, and John B. Castleman had within four votes of tho number necessary. Castleman was finally selected as the fourth delegate, and after the adoption of a platform, the convention adjourned. CURTIS TALKS OF BI.AIN'E. Nkw York, May 25.—George W. Curtis has been interviewed on the political situation, lie said: "'lt is my opinion that Blame meant what heaaid when he wrote that letter. He certainly did not mean to have his name presented. I should bj very much surprised at any change. Blame had no occasion to write such a lotter. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that he would not have taken such a position unless he was prepared to maintain it. There is no doubt that Blame is Ist the most popular Republican. That is obvious. I would bo very much surprised if after all he should accept the nomination." Curtis also said ho did not believe any doubt of boing elected had induced Blaino to write the letter. NKW .TKRSHV DEMOCUATS. Tuknton (N. J.). May 25.—The Democratic State Convention to choose delegates to the National Convention met this afternoon. Judge H. Beasley was made temporary Chairman. The mention of Cleveland's name in his speech caused a great wave of cheers to sweep over the convention. A second later the name of Hill was hissed. Committees were named and a recess taken. The platform declares In favor of tariff reforni, denounces the MeKinley bill and reciprocity, and holds up the record of Cleveland as highly favorable in comparison with the present administration. The delegates to < Shicago are instructed to vote for Cleveland as long as his name is before the convention. The policy of frea coinage, of deprecated legal-tender silver and also further purchase- of silver bullion are condemned, and the opinion expressed that the whole matter of the use of silver as a money metal should be relegated to the future "commercial action of commercial nations. Governor Abbott's action is vetoing the bill for legalizing the Reading combine is approved. Senator McPherson, Governor Abbott. James Smith, Jr., and Miles Ross were selected delegates at large to Chicago. It is stated that ali but Abbott agreed to pledge their votes for Cleveland, but the Governor declined to do so on the ground that lie desired to go to the convention in a higher role than a mere messenger. IK MOCK ATS OF COLORADO. Dexvkr, May 2o.—The Democratic State Convention met this moraine. Colonel B. F. Montgomery was made temporary Chairman. After the appoints uicnt of committees there was a recess. At the afternoon session John Mc- Michael of Pitkin County was elected permanent Chairman. Alter a prolonged wrangle regarding the rules, etc., T.M. Patterson of Denver was electe.l by acclamation as a delegate. Alter considerable balloting the others selected were Dr. Paul, J. Li. Ormau aud Theo. O'Donnell. Tiie report of the Committee on Resolutions denounced the policy of the present administration relative to the romoval of the I'te Indians, asked a modication of the existing tariff laws, and demanded free aud unlimited coinage of ', siiver. It was resolved that the delegates to the National Convention use every endeavor to secure a free silver plank, and that it was the sense of the Demo- j crats of the State that there was little hope ot the election of the Chicago nominee unless such declaration was made. A minority report was presented to the ; effect that the convention support no man for President or Vice-President who is not unequivocally in favor of free silver, and that the delegates to tho Chicago Convention withdraw from the convention if tho candidates and platform are not in favor of silver. It was tabled and the majority adopted. Although tho delegates were uninstructed, every mention of Hill's name was loudly applauded. WASHINGTON FOR CLEVELAND. Vaxcouver (Wash.), May '25.—Tho Democratic State Convention met here to-day for the purpose for the tirst time in the history of the State of choosing eight delegates to the National Demo- j cratic Convention at Chicago. At 10 o'clock the delegation formed in line at the hotel and headed by a band marched to the convention hall, which i was decorated with bunting. Pictures of Giover Cleveland adorned tho walls in several places. Tho convention was called to order by C. H. Warner of Col fax, Vice Chairman i of the State Central Committee, in the i absence of the Chairman. After a brief and appropriate address by Warner a temporary organization was effected by the election of L. If. Plattuer of Spokane Chairman, and Franklin K. Lane of Tacoma Secretary. Tho temporary Chairman made a brief speech, liis references to Palmer and) Uoies were enthusiastically received, but when he mentioned the name of Cleveland the convention rose to its feet and cries of "What is the matter with Cioveland ?" were answered from all directions i by the reply, "lie is all right." The speaker thought the delegation should not be instructed. -Mr. Lane, in response to cries for a ; speech, made a rousing and eloquent talk oi ten minutes, in which he said the manifest choice of the Democracy of this • Mate is Grover Cleveland. [Cheers, lasting five minutes.] "We need not pledge j our delegates. They will go know ing that Washington is for Cleveland, ami they will stand by him until there is no longer any chance of his nomination; but that time they will not see, for the very stars in their courses are making his light. lint whoever may be our leader we will march under his banner to victory." Mr. Lane prophesied victory in the State campaign, because of the iate Legis- Ia re, whieu he characterized as the Legislature of a thousand scandals. 'i lie usual committees were then -ap- ■ pointed, after which tue convention took a rut-ess till 1 p. m. The convention re-assembled at one o'clock. W. I), otolo of Skagit county was elected Chairman. '1 he convention did not adopt a plat- ! form, but through resolutions simply re- j newed its devotion to the principles of the Democratic party, and indorsed the ! administration of Grover Cleveland. The last resolution read as follows: Having full confidence in the delegates who will represont the Democrats of W ashingtoa at the National Convention, we especially refrain from instructing i them. fcigbl delegates to the National Con- j ▼ention were chosen, and the convention adjourned. Immediately after adjournment of the convention to-day, Secretary ilazzard of the State Central Committee sent a dispatch to Senator David Ji. Hill, stilting that not one of the delegates would vote i for Cleveland until his naino was presented by the State of .New York. SXATK PROHIBITION CONVKNTION. Fkksno, May 2f>.—The State Conven- ' tion of Prohibitionists was called to order j this morning. N. C. Winchester of Suiter j was unanimously chosen temporary j Chairman, and made a brief address. At the alternoon session resolutions so- j licitiug the co-operation at the poils of I the Presbyterian Assembly, now in ses- ! sioti at Portland, and the Presbyterian j Synod at Alleghany, Pa., were passed ' aud telegraphed to those bodies. It then i was announced that the convention ' would be asked to raise fc"2,uoo for the j campaign this year. Much of the time of the convention was taken up by speeches. The Committee on Permanent Organisation reported as follows: President ! P. T. Dorey. President of the Los Angeles Farmers' Alliance; Vice-Presidents, Robert Thompson of San Francisco, Garrison Turner of Stanislaus, Mrs. F. M. Cray of Fresno, William P. Miller of Stockton aud Samuel Fowler of Tulare; Secretaries, L. IJ. Scranton of Lake, and ' E. H. Howe of San Bernardino and C. A. Topper of Santa Clara assistants. The convention then adjourned till 9 a. m. to-morrow. OCEAN STEAMSHIPS. New Lino From tho Northwest to China and Japau. Nkw York, May 25.—The announcement that the Northern Pacific has succeeded in establishing a lino of steamers between Tacoma and China and Japan is confirmed here. An arrangement has been completed with an English syndicate company by which the new company, called the Northern Pacific .Steamship Company, has been formed. The President is Sir William Pearce of London, who organized the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. There are to lie three ships under the British Hag. The voyage will be made monthly in each direction, and within a year it is hoped to have a semi-monthly service. The first steamer of the company left Hongkong May'2lst. The line is opened in time to carry part of the tea crop, of which the Northern Pacific has hitherto transported about 25 per cent. Tho Northern Pacific as a company will not have any pecuniary interest in the steamers, the steamship line* taking the ocean earnings and the Northern Pacific the overland earnings on the traffic interchanged. The steamship line will deliver exclusively to the Northern Pacific, but will compete for the exports of the Pacific Coast at all points. TIIK PACIFIC MAIL. New YORK, May 25.—The annual meeting of the Pacific Mail stockholders resulted in the re-election ot the old Board of Directors. The report showed the gross earnings for tho fiscal year were $4,i0y,2<;2; the operating expenses ■:>;.(>-\<>.■»>, and the net earnings fm,207. President George Gould, in his report, says the gross earnings have iru-i but the earnings have decreased slightly, owing to the fact that the company has been compelled to spend a large amount to put the lleet in condition to meet the increased requirements for speed and passengers, to qualify under thesuhsidy lnw for carding (he mails. Vice-President Houston sail the earnings, excluding the amount expended to comply with the subsidy law, were equal to 44 per cent, in the stock. FAST PASSAGE. Nkw York, May 2-s.—The actual time of the steamship City of New York, to Queenstown was H days and 20 minutes equal to 5 days, 18 hours and it) minutes over the northerly course, taking distance into consideration. This is the fastest eastward passage on record, showing an average speed of 20.UG knots. WHOLE XO. 15,791. TRAIN ROBBERS KILLED. Three Men Make a Determined Resistance Against Arrest I TWO SHOT DEAD. BUT THE THIRD MAKES HIS ESCAPE. \ Collision Between Two Fassenaror Steamers on Lake Michigan, in Which One of tho Vessels Wont to the Bottom—Miraculous Escape of the Passengers aud Crow—Appeal Issued to tho People of the Country to Aid tho Flood Sufferers In the Arkansas Valley. Special to the Recokd-Uniox. Jacksonville: (Fla.t, May 25.—Two of the express robbers who held up tho j train at Monroe Junction last Saturday were killed to-day at the liutfalo Bluff bridge, south of I'alatka. The third man j is at large, but will probably be caught; to-night. Just before noon to-day two men left by tho Sheriff's posse to guard the Buffalo j Bluff bridge saw three men coming from j the south on the railroad track. The guards called "Hands up," and the robbers drew revolvers and began firing. Guard Wig<js was slightly wounded, but a load of buckshot from Guard Wurtse's gun killed Robber Williams. The man ; in advance ran toward I'alatka and mado good his escape. The Other man ran the I other way and was shot in the leg by Wurise as he was going. A posse summoned from Palatka! reached the scene in an hour or so, and began .scouiing tho woods. Suddenly from behind tho trees a shot was lired, narrowly missing Dr. Morgan. Morgan returned the shot and tht; man Jell forward. He died in a short time, saying before expiring- that when wounded la< had shot himself in the mouth with his own pistol. In his pocket was a letter, written while he lay in tho woods awaiting the posse. It was addressed to Susan Bedgood, Anbi, tia. ELe addressed her as "Dear Mother," requesting her to ki>s the children for him, and tell them to do better than he hud done. NARROW ESCAPE FROM DEATH. Passenger Steamer Suuk, hut tho Ocoupanta Are Rescued. Chicago, May 2&—I'assengers on tho steamboat Kalamazoo had a narrow escape from death at an early hour this morning. She was u^md from Holland to Chicago, and collided in a fog with tho steamer Pilgrim, bound from Chicago to Saugatac. The vessels met with terrible force, tho Kalamazoo being cut down to the water's edge. Tho panic that ensued was awfui. Women ran from end to end of the boat without clothing, crying for help. Fortunately, however, "the Pilgrim, although her bows wore badly crushed, was not materially injured, and j tho work of rescue began at once, she be| ing brought broadside to the Kalamazoo, ' and in a short time all the passengers and crew were safely transferee!. The Pilgrim then started back for Chicago and ; endeavored to tow the Kalamazoo in, but | the Steamer was so badly injured that she tilled rapidly, and in a short time had sunk to the bottom of Lake Michigan. Most of the passengers' effects were saved. Their escape is regarded as miraculous, and due principally to the fact that the lake at the time was Tory smooth. Had a storm been on an appalling disaster would have resulted. Anna Dickinson's Suit. Nbw York, May 25. — The action of Anna Dickinson to recover $5,000 for breach of contract from members of the National Republican- Committee of l^vs was begun hefore Judge Truax in tho State Supremo Court to-day. Miss Dickinson stated that Ciarkson and Dudley agreed to give her (5,000 lor a courso of lectures. Dudley testified that tho committee had no authority from the Executive Committee to give her more than s;;,--7i)o, which they had done. Judge Truax asked counsel for plaintiffs how they could sue such a committee unincorporated. Court then adjourned until to-morrow, wheu this point will be considered. Detnilne's Story. Melbothnk, May 25.—Tho Age publishes a statement which Deeming made to a jail official shortly before his execution. Deeming said that when Emily Mather (the woman he married in Rainhill and brought to Australia) found he lacked the fortune she supposed him to possess thero were continual quarrels. During one of these he struck the woman three-blows with." an ornamental, battleax, killing her. He carried the body into the yard, cuttingthe throat, and then proceeded to bury the remains in his cottage. He covered the body with cement, which he admitted he bought prior to the murder, but intended its use for making ordinary repairs. Tho Mob J>efeatcd. Dallas (Tex.), May 25.—The determined stand of Sheriff Lewis prevented the mob from effecting an entrance to tho jail last niglit for the purpose of lynching the negro, Henry Miller, who murdered Officer Brewer. He barricaded the jail and told the mob he would defend tho prisoner with bis life. While the mob was battering at the jail door several siiots were lired. Two persons were slightly wounded. The loading citizens counseled moderation and the mob dispersed. Appeal lor Aid. Pine Bliii\s (Ark.), May 25.—The Board of Trade has issued a call to tho people of the country for aid for the flood sufferers in the Arkansas Xi :or Valley. It says the distress la widespread and beyond the power of the people there to care for the destitute. The board asks tor contributions of money, provisions, feed, corn and cotton seed. Those will bo received by the banks at Pino Blufi's. A Husband's Torriblo Deed. Kat.aMAZOO (Mich.), May 25.—Gilbert Koswell and wife lived unhappily for sometime and recently the woman lefc him. To-day she returned home for tho purpose of ejecting her husband, tbo home being hers, when Koswell attacked her with a potato masher, beating her head into a pulp. lie then sent a uullec through his own brain. Rlvor Slowly Falllnu. St. Loins, May 25.—The river is still slowly falling, and the situation greatly more cheerful. In East St. Louis tho schools have reopened. Switching was resumed in most of the railway yards, and business of all kinds i.-> picking up. Quarter of a Million Loss. Scranton (Pa.), May 25. —Dortlinger's cut-glass factory, twelve large buildings attached to the works and O'Connor's store, at White Mills, Wayne County, were burnei to-night. Loss, &idO,C(W.

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