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IIILLSliORO, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1895.
LYNCHERS KEPT BUSY
Four Murderers Strung Up
SYSTEMATIC WUKK OF A MOB
A (linuix Hiiiii'il to Ilnvs limn
llvnoltt-d In the Uidgi! of I.awless
iifM. In NUklynu County.
Yreka, Ciil., August 28. As a
ghastly climax of u reign of lawless
ness m Siskiyou couuiy lor ninny
month past, tlm bud ids of four accused
in in (li'i i i .s ho this liHiriiiug ou the tloor
of u Hie engine-house iii tliu old min
ing town of Yreka. It wuh evident
that Judge Lynch and his juror a liad
boon at work during the night, and
their vurdiut wuh "duath by hanging"
to four miserable wrutohus iu the coun
Tliu victiniH are Lnwruuoe Johnson,
wlio, on July 28, stabbed his Wife to
dentil in tho town of Ktna; WilUani
Null, who sliot Homy ftaytur iu the
back, near Ciillalians, April 21; Lou in
Moreno mid Garland Hum lor, who are
supposed to huvu killed Uoorgo Sears
mid Casper Molororhaus ut Bailey
Hill, August 5. About 0 o'clock u
straggler now mid thuu caught a
glimpse of dark objects hanging around
tliu suburbs of tlio town, but nothing
was thought of it. Dark objects thick
ened until along toward midnight they
inhumed the shape of silent and stem
men, either on horseback or afoot. At
midnight it prearranged plan or signal
drew a small army of some 250 men in
the vicinity of the courthouse square,
while sentinels were placed throughout
the town to ward otf the danger of dis
covery by ollicers. The lire bells were
tied up and the night watchmen were
sent to other parts of the town on sham
errands, ami stragglers wuro detained.
At 1 u'olouk tlio midnight avengers
of justice prepared to carry out their
plans An old rail was taken from the
depot and stretched between two trees
iu i lie court house park, and then they
began n descent upon the jail. A de
mand was niiide upon Deputy Sheriff
Radford for the keys, but he did U''t
yield, Henry Hratlnucht, who was
sleeping iu the jail, heard a oommo
tiiii and opened the door to see what
the trouble was, mid ho was at once
seized by the mob. The doors were
then forced open and Johuson, Null,
Beinler and Moreno wero inarched out
to the court yard. The condemned
men were stolid and took their fate
without, murmur, with the exception
of young Soulier, who begged pitoously
for inciey. His ago is 11). It is said
that tlio scene was a heartrending one,
us young Soulier broke forth in an
agonizing appeal and cried out: "Tell
my dear old mother i am innocent of
Sheriff Hobbs had given strict or
do I'd that in case imj attempt at lynch
ing was made to ring the lire bells and
nrnse the citizens, but tho mob mitici
ji lted this and laid their plana well
' Every person about the Btroets in the
vicinity of the jail was stopped. S. P.
Miles and bam Koup were going to the
house of the hitter's mother, and were
held at the scene of the hanging.
Nearly every soction of the country
was represented in the mob. In fnot,
over since Null's cold-blooded murder
of Henry Hayter, a lynching was freely
talked of in tho western end of tho
oouutry, and when Johnson killed his
wile the avenging sentiment kept on
fermenting. After the Bailey Hill
murder the feeling reached a dangerous
stage. Daring the lyiiohlng some one
nwoke Sheriff Hobbs, who huiried
down town and as ho was going
through the conrthonso a Winchester
was stuck iu his fuoe and he was com
pelled to stand where he was. The
wholo affair was carefully arranged
aud well executed, and not over twen
ty minutes elapsed from the time the
keys were surrendered until the mob
rodo swiftly out of town.
The lynohiug oau in no way rofloot
upon the officers of the oourt. The in
formation in the Null oaso was filed
May 20, mid nuder his plea of inuo
oeuuo the law gave him a right to send
wherovcr nooessiiry to secure deposi
tions iu support of his defenso, which
o ml I not be doue iu le-is time than fll
lowol by tho oourt. This is the only
one of tho four cases which was nt is
sue boforo tho superior court. In the
onsu of Johuson there was a demurrer
to tho information, which was to be
argued this week. The other prisoners,
Sender and Moreno, wero to have hud
their preliminary examinations tomor
row, it haviug beon necessary to post
pone them to that ditto, iu order to al
low the attorney time to prepare the
All day tlio excitement throughout
Siskiyou oouuty has been intense al
though not of condemnation on the
y part of the lynchers, for the general
impression is that Judge Lynoh's sen
tence was a severe though just one.
Especially iu Yreka has excitement
run high, people hurrying from all sec
tions of the country to voiw the ghastly
result of the midnight raid on the
comity jail. Telegrams of inquiry
from newspapers and invdiduals all
up and down the coast have been pour
ing in all seeking particulars of the
most daring wholesale lynching in the
history of the West.
' The coroner's juiy rendered a ver
dict that Johnson, Null, Moreno and
Semler caine to their denth by strangu
Alatinn, at the hands of parties tin
known to the jury. The probabilities
aro that none of the lynohers will be
A Victory for the Poolrnomn,
Snn Franeicso, August 26. Pool
room proprietors triumphed overrace
track officials today. Judge Wallace
decided that poolrooms were not in vio
lation of any existing ordinance.
EVERYTHING HAS WHEELS.
A Herman Preached In Chicago on "The
Kiltie or Uleyeliiig."
Chicago, August 28. Dr. J. Spencer
Kennard, of the Heldcn avenue Bap
tist church, preached last night on
"The Ethics of Bicycling," from the
text: "Behold, he wrought a work on
the wheels," Jeremiah xviii:3. He
said, among other things:
"The entrance of wheels into society
marked the transition from savagery to
civilization. What a vast place this
wheel holds iu human thought and
life. The very constellations move in
cycles, tho earth revolves with double
motion. We think a revolution of the
seasons; time is marked by revolving
wheels; wheels turn the world's in
dustries aud the world's locomotion.
"The latest development is human
ity on wheels. The evolution of the
bicycle and its swift march of conquest
is now ohioHy and universally iu evi
dence. Withiu a year from being an
occasional toy, it has leaped into a do
minion of half a million. It has come
to stay, aud so we must make tho best
of it. A state of things still more 'ser
ious is likely to develop iu the change
of habits aud manners as between the
sexes. We have easily adjusted our
ideas to tho sight of the gentler sex ou
wheels. Nor is there a reasonable
change iu the conventional dress of
that sex to be other than approved in
sofar as it tends to oomfort iu riding.
The stress of the true woman's conten
tion as against the new woman will be
to assigt in maintaining a proper limit,
in guarding against a needless display
of form and assimilation of masculin
ity of appearance.
"Let us welcome the bicyclo as a
boon to humanity and guard its use
from excesses and immoral dissipa
tions, and trust that with chivalric
watchfulness ou the part of both sexes
over each other's sacred prerogatives,
it will bo a blessing to social inter
course rather than a peril."
News From Alaska.
Port Towusend, August 28. Kjell
mau, of Madison, Wis., who took a
party of Laplanders to Port Clarence to
take charge of the government reindeer
stations in Alaska, arrived on the bark
Sonoma this moriniug. The govern
ment now has about 1,000 head of rein
deer, and they aro thriving fast. The
cutter Bear brought over this season
l!i0 head from Siberiu, most of which
are in far less better condition than the
Alaska deer. The herds have increas
ed 800 head, aud only eleven have
died. The Btatious are supplied with
the following number of deer:
Capo Prince of Wales, 210; Port
Clureiico, 500, aud Cape Nome, 200,
Some natives engaged in a personal
encounter, aud four were killed. Oue
man who had a dispute with another
iu relation to the division of a seal,
which each claimed ho, killed, deliber
ately took an ax aud chopped his ad
versary's head voff ja tho latter was
com ing iu through 'an open door. The
other three wore killed by shooting and
Who In America I.aat Year.
Loudon, August 28. At the inquest
today on the remains of Gertrude
Mayston, who was shot aud killed by
her husband, after which the latter at
tempted suicide aud is uow in the hos
pital, the evidence showed that the de
ceased was formerly a member of the
Gaiety oompiiuy under the stage name
of Gertie Hiller, aud that she played in
the United States in 1894 under the
management of Henry E. Abbey. It
was also shown at the inqnest that she
was the daughter of a naval captain,
and that tho married a cabdriver.
Jealousy is supposed to be tho cause of
the crime, as a man named Simpson
wus frequently seen with her.
A Triple Killing.
Butto, Mont, August 28. Word
was reoeived today of a triple killing,
which occurred at Sweet Grass, on the
international boundary. William
Long, a cowboy for the "F"outflt, who
is said to be a whisky smuggler, killed
a mounted policeman named Richard
sou. The two men met noar the mid
dle butte of Sweet Grass, had several
drinks, got iutrt a row aud the killing
resulted. Aftor the shooting Long
went to Toole's ranch, where he is ill
legod to have killed Ira Brown, fore
man of the ranoh. The latter, before
dying, shot and killed Long. Long's
mother lives in Los Angeles.
Second lo the Huston Library.
Chicago, August 28. In a short
time Chicago will take possession of
one of the finest libraries ever erected
and dedicated to the use of the people.
The pnblio library board is letting
ooutracts for 1000,000 worth of deoo
rating aud interior finishing, and when
the artists and workmen have completed
their tasks the great building iu Dear
born Park will be ready for Librarian
Hild and his assistants. I he new
library will represent an expenditure
of $2,000,000. When completed the
Chicago publio library building will
rank second in size and oost to the Bos
Three Hundred Picnickers Poisoned.
Lanorte. Ind., August 28. Three
hundred out of 1 ,000 people were pois
oned at a German pionio in a grove at
Traoy yesterday. A picnio dinner was
served, and it is thought some mis
oreant poisoned the potatoes or drink'
ing water. The victims were attaoked
with violent sickness, and rolled about
on the grcund in agony until medical
aid was secured. As yet none have
died, but many are still very ill.
i Cariboo's Big Dlteh Finished.
Vancouver, B. C. , August 2
Word was received today from Cari
boo that the Cariboo Hydraulic Com
pany's big ditch was completed the
10th iust. and water turned on, so that
the company does not expect any fur'
ther trouble regarding water supply
and will be able to run until the end
of the season.
A SECOND BULLFIGHT
An Exhibition of Cruelty Not
Enjoyed by the Crowd.
HIE HULL'S AGOXIZIXG DEATH
No Attempt IVui Made to Stop It, bat
ut the t lone the Manager Wat
Cripple Creek, Colo., August 27.
Another bull was killed iu the arena of
Gillette today in the presence of 6,000
people, and tliu work was done in all
the regal splendor of Spain aud Mex
ico. Tho lirst bull turned into the
arena was an exceedingly tame animal.
Even after the darts were thrown into
him he refused to tight, and the multi
tude in the seats cried for a new ani
mal. The next animal driven in made
a tight for his life, but its fight was
quickly over. Chivella, the king of
the arena, not only of Mexico, bnt
Spain, made a stab at tho animal and
left him practically dead, but the Mex
icans teased the creature and made
him dart at them. Uiie came within
an ace of losing his life, and there was
great excitement in consequence. Sev
eral women iu the audience fuinted.
At tho ring not a siugle shout of ap
proval was heard, uot au applauding
hand was raised, lor four minutes,
which to many seemed stretched to
teii, the bull had fought with death
and men in the full sight of them all,
blood spurting from gaping sword
wounds just back of his right shoulder,
welling lroni his mouth and nostrils,
decking his own sides and forming
pools upon the ground. For over two
of those minutes the bull stood motion
less, save for heaving sides, as he gave
long gasps for breath. Then he fell.
For a few seoouds he lay quite still.
Then ho slowly struggled to his feet
aud leaned agaiust the heavy barricade
to the building, as if for support, piti
fully weak from tho crimson streams
fuse coloring tho ground about. Then
he gathered himself together and start
ed slowly forward, staggering and wa
vering from side to side, stopping an
instant as there came a fresh gush of
blood from his open mouth, then on
another step. For twenty feet the bull
advanced, weak, bloody and faltering.
Then ho fell again. Still his fresh,
warm blood welled up a little over the
clotted mass upon tho animal's shoul
der, at every step lessening the pulsa
tiou of the heart.
A Spaniard iu the gaudy costume of
tho bullring stepped up to the quiver
ing beast aud sent the sharp poiut of a
sword blade into the neck of the ani
mill, snapping the spinal cord. The
legs of tho bull drew up convulsively,
quivered an instant, then life, clung to
so desperately, aud so long, was gone.
It was simply au exhibition of cruel
ty, and was uot enjoyed at all by the
Over a hundred deputy sheriffs were
iu attendance, aud the manager was
again placed under arrest, but no at
tempt wus made to stop the proceed
ings. Why the Total Id Large.
Tacoma, August 27. Judge Jen
kins, of Millwaukee, and Reoeiver
Payne, of the Northern Paoiflo, left to
ny tor St. Paul over tho Canadian Pa
cific. In regard to tho Chicago dis
patch, stating that the Northern Pa
cific Railroad Company hud lost $10,-
000,000 while under the management
of the receivers, Receiver Payne said,
before leaving, that the amount might
as well have been placed at $50,000,-
000. He siiul that among the money
tho receivers had paid out was the in
terest on the first-mortgage bonds, in
terest ou the collateral trust notes, in
terest on the receivers' certificates, and
interest ou the sinking fund. They
had also paid the expenses of surveying
and platting 7,000,000 acres of rail
road lands, aud had also made improve
ments iu liuiug tunnels with brick and
replacing wood bridges with steel
bridges. He also said the road had
done well under its present manage
New York's Hop Crop in Danger.
New York, August 27. The World
says: I he nop crop in tms state is in
danger of ruin because of the refusal
of nop-pickers to work lor the prices
which the growors are willing to pay
It is reported that the growers expected
to have their crops harvested on the
same basis as the wages of last year,
and the hop-pickers have organized a
union to enforce their demands, and if
these demands are uot granted at once,
they will strike. The hop-pickers in
the counties of Madison aud Oneida,
in this state, claim they are having a
hard time of it. Last year they gup'
posed they would recoive $ 1 a day and
board. When settling, they claim they
were paid, instead of $1 a day, only 30
cents a basket. It was a good worker
who could fill more than two baskets a
The Situation In Ireland.
Baltimore, August 27. Bishop
Foley, of Detroit, the traveling com'
pnnion of Cardinal Gibbons during the
trip through Europe, says of Ireland
that lie found it the impression among
conservative men in that country that
the factionalism iu the rauks of the
Irish party had thrown Ireland back
fully twenty-five years. People seem
dismayed by the wrangling of those
whom they had elocted to parliament.
Grunt's Grandson to Wed.
New York, August 27. The Adver
tiser says: It is reported that Alger
non Sartoris, the only son of General
Grant's dughter, Mrs. Nellie Grant
Sartoris, is engaged to a wealthy
young lady of this city. Her name
has not been made publio. Young
Sartoris is not yet 20 years of age.
IN DURRANI'S DEFENSE.
Counsel's Efforts to Prove an Alibi In
the Williams t ase.
San Francisco, August 27. The at
torneys for Theodore Durraut have at
last consented to make public some of
the important evidence by which they
expect to clear their client of the
charge of murder in the Minnie Will
iams case. They have two witnesses by
whom they expect to prove that Theo
dore Durraut was on Market street at
the very moment when the prosecution
insists that a fiendish murderer was
mutilating the body of the dead girl in
the library of Emanuel church.
Accepting the conclusion of the pros
ecutor that Miss Williams was killed
soon after U o'clock April Si, the defense
will place upon the stand Marius Bur
nett and Edward McPherson.'who will
swear that at that hour they saw Dur
raut down town. The defense will try
to show that the police have the testi
mony of both these young men, but
have given it no thought and no
weight because it would not fit preoon
ceived theories of the crime. Durraut
himself will trace his movements on
that uight, and will have the recoid
and testimony of the Christian Endea
vor Society to corroborate what he
will say. He carried the record with
him from his home. He will swear
that he was busy in their inspection
on the way down town. Burnett and
McPherson will testify that they saw
the book under his arm when he was
down town, and entries in the book it
self will prove that he collected dues
from some of the members, at least, iu
Dr. Vogel'g house.
It is now admitted that Durrant's
story of his movements the night Min
nie Williams was murdered, that he
went to the armory, is untrue. The
story ho will tell in court is that he
started for the signal corps armory, but
became absorbed iu the Christian En
deavor accounts, which he carried with
him, and rode on down town. Then
he met Burnett and McPherson, and
afterward hurried to Dr. Vogel's
TAXES IN NICARAGUA.
The Annual State and Municipal Col
lections Ueing Marie.
Managua, August 27. The annual
national and municipal taxes ou real
estate in Nicaragua are now being col
lected and largely increase the govern
ment revenues. All who neglected to
report in writing over their signatures
before June 1, 1895, to the proper gov
ernment officials, an estimate of their
property and full statements of in
come, including that date, are now
having their values estimated by the
government officials, and are paying
double the tax rate. The following
will illustrate in part these taxes:
One half of oue per cent on net in
comes to the municipality and one-half
of one per cent to the national govern
ment on the valuation of the property.
The net income from merchandise
sales is obtained by deducting the
usual expeuses from clerk hire and
rents, and debts for the merchandise to
citizens of Nicaragua resident in this
oouutry. Foreign indebtedness is uot
allowed. One-half of one per cent is
oollected by the municipality on in
comes from loans; the usual discount
rates on what is considered here first
class paper being 2 to 3 per ceut
mouthly. Coffee estates pay 2 cents
per pound on all exported and one-half
of 1 per cent ou the estimated value of
the estate equivalent annually to
about 7 cents per acre export and 23
cents per acre occupation tax. Many
mineowners declined to give an esti
mate of the value on their property,
referring to the low price on their
muoh watered stock, although they are
running at full time, and working all
their employes and machinery, and
shipping, monthly, bullion containing
35 to 50 per cent of gold. These are
now compelled to pay double rates of
STOPPED BY A WARSHIP.
Chili Claims Guano Fields Which Were
Supposed to Belong to Peru.
Philadelphia, August 27. Captain
Stitch, commanding the British bark
Stuart, now discharging at Port Arago
nitrate taken on board at Taltall, tells
of a peouliar experience he had with
the Chilian authorities at Lobos, a
gnano depot, 200 miles off the ooast of
Peru. The Stuart had been chartered
to proceed to that place aud load guano
for Liverpool. She had reached there
in safety and had on board about 190
tons of cargo, when the Chilian man-of-war
Esmeralda came up and stopped
them taking on board any more cargo,
claiming the land belonged to Chili
and not Peru. The captain was foroed
to leave Lobos and proceed to Taltall,
where the 190 tons was transferred to
a vessel bound for Liverpool, and she
was then chartered to load for Philadel
phia. The captain says that all means
for the handling of guano were de
stroyed by the Esmeralda, and those
engaged in the working of the gnano
deposit were plaoed undei arrest. How
the case will be settled is not known,
but agents of the Stuart will at once
institute proceedings to have the ship
reimbursed for the time and money
lost through the operation.
Pilgrims Still Going to Lourdes.
London, August 27. A dispatch re-
cieved here from Lourdes says that
fourteen additional trains, all crowded
with pilgrims from Paris, arrived to
day. It is alleged that seventeen of
the pilgrims died while on the way to
Lourdes, and that 2,500 sufferers are
there, some of them lying helplessly
about the depot and streets, clamoring
to be oarried to the sacred grotto.
Killed While Fighting the Natives.
Brussels, August 27. Lieutenant
Pelzer, the Belgian officer command
ing the Kassi district of the Congo
state, has been killed while fighting
Condensed Telegraphic Re
ports ot Late Events.
BRIEF SPARKS FOH THE WIRE.
it appenlngs of Interest in the Towns and
Cities of Oregon, Washington
An excursion of 300 people is coming
from South Dakota to see Spokane'
fruit fair in October.
Ida K. Winchester is suing Walla
Wulla for 113,000 damages on account
of a fall on a sidewalk.
Threshing has begun in tho Palouse,
Wash. Some wheat is going forty
bushels to the acre, but the average
will be about twenty-seven.
Pierce county, Wash., fanners have
decided that it is too late to hold a
county fair this year, but have organ
ized ror a big fair next year.
The Warm Springs Indian reserva
tion school will beirin September 1.
The attendance is limited to fifty-five
pupils on account of lack of supplies.
Mr. Hume's Rogue river cannery has '
closed, after a successful season. The
run of fish has been immense, so that
the cannery could not pick all the
It will be impossible for the coming
term of court in Tillamook county,
Oregon., to clear up (he business that
is waiting for it. Over 100 cases are
ou the docket.
One of the prominent features of the
Easteru Oregon fair to be held at
Baker City ou September 23 will be a
mining exhibit from air the mines
tributary to Baker City.
An injunction has been sued out to
restrain Albany's city treasurer from
paying $U,0i3.98 in bonds held by the
Portland Bridge Company. D. B.
Mouteith, a heavy taxpayer is com
plainant. Douglas oounty's assessment roll for
1895 toots up 13,073,062, a slight fall
ing off from last year, owing to a re
duction of 15 per cent on real estate.
The personal tax rolls show the assess
ment of 10,877 horses, 11,288 oattle,
6,005 sheep and 2,792 hogs.
A report from Colfax, Wash., says
the farmers of that vicinity and over
Whitman county generally will come
out in a better condition this fall than
they have for some time. It is owing
to the fact that they have not incurred
any debt during the past year.
Patrick Kervin, one of the promi
nent mining men of the coast, super
intendent of some of the Corns toe k
mines, arrived at Grant's Pass one day
last week aud immediately left lor
Kerbyville. Considerable speculation
is being indulged in as to what is his
Professor Henry F. Wegener, the
newly elected principal of the Tacoma
high school, is a native of New YorJ,
city, but spent his boyhood days on his
father's farm on Loug island. He has
had much experience in teaching, and
has a particular fondness for biology.
He is about 48 years of age.
Mrs. S. C. Slaughter, of Taooma,
and Mrs. F. A. Turner, of Olympia,
are interesting other women in the
state in the cotton states' exposition to
be held in Atlanta September 18 to De
cember 31. It is proposed to have the
women of Washington and their work
represented at the exposition.
The Stevens county auditors office at
Colville, Wash., has been flooded with
mineral location notices during the
past three months. It is estimated
that during that time no less than 300
notices of location of mineral ground
nave Deen niea. xne locations are
pretty well distributed over the entire
F. F. McCully tells the La Grande
Chronicle that the Wallowa telephone
stock is all sold, and contracts have
been awarded to W. E. Beidler and A,
O. Jaoob to set the poles ready for wire
between Wallowa store and Elgin, said
oontraots to be completed by October 1,
1895. The wire will be strung on the
poles as soon as practicable.
The First Baptist chnrch of Seattle
has extended a call to Rev. S. C.
Ohruin, of Boston, and it is expected
that a definite and favorable answer
will be reoeived from him. He has
been connected with the congregation
of Dr. A. J. Gordon's churoh, the
Clarendon street ohurch, of Boston,
and is very highly recommended.
Walla Walla county, Wash., has
1,681 farms, with227,821 aores in culti
vation, 10,493 being irrigated; 90,314
acres of wheat; 2,853 of oats; 13,980
of barley. The wool produced this
year was 150,300 pounds The amount
of capital invested in lands is $3,784,
038, and in buildings 11,275,185. In
machinery the farmers have invested
the sum of $42,728. There are 19
names in ine oonnty and 203 cows
furnishing milk therefor. The capital
invested in the dairy business is
Successful experiments are being
made this year with Mexioan barley in
Whitman oouuty, Wash. This cereal
is beardless aud without hull. A field
sown by Mr. Frew, near Pullman,
yielded seventy-six bushels per acre,
and went seventy-six pounds to the
sack. The grains are so extremely
hard that they will necessarily have to
be crushed before feeding to either
horses or cattle, and crushed or soaked,
or either boiled for feed for hogs. The
grain is so dense and contains such
large amount of nourishment that it
will be necessarily'fed in small feeds
and with a large amount of bay.
DUNRAVEN IS CONFIDENT.
He Thinks the Valkyrie Is Equal to
New York, August 26. A special
to the World from Loudon says:
Just before Earl Dunraven sailed for
America he spoko freely and chreefully
of the approaching contest. He was
highly pleased that the Valkyrie has
arrived safely. Asked if he was un
easy at any report, he replied:
"Not at all. There was nothing to
be uneasy about I consider that she
made a very fair passage. She is a
strong boat and well equipped to
weather any Atlantic gale."
"Do you attach any importance to
opening of seams in her bows?"
"Not the slightest. She evidently
got a bit shaken and the putty worked
out of her seam?. That happens to
every new boat after her first race. It
is easily remedied. We have just re
ceived a cablegram from New York
that the Valkyrie is in perfect condi
tion, and will be got out of the dock
soon and put in trim at once and will
be sailing this week. "
" Will she have an opportunity for
any trials in America before competing
with the Defender?"
"No, there are no boats there with
which the Valkyrie could have a spin."
Will her speed show to better, ad
vantage in light or strong winds?"
How can we tell? Just remember
we have sailed her only three times al
together. What can we tell of her
qualities after such short experience?"
Ihe same question being put to Mr.
Watson, he said:
"The Valkyrie's greatest speed will
be exhibited in a stiff breeze. The
speed of every yacht is shown in a
strong wind, but on what points she
will prove superior to the Defender re
mains to be proved. "
"Do you think the VaSyrie will
Dunraven replied: "If I did not
think so I would not race. We have
done all we could to build the fastest
boat, and I think we 'have a fair
chance. I shall sail on the Valkyrie
in all the races. So will Mr. Watson.
Our crew will number forty-two all
told, with a few extra hands. The
crew are all Englishmen, all young,
active yachtsmen, and I am sure they
will render a good account of them
selves. Some of them have sailed on
Mr. Watson was asked if he consid
ered the Defender a formidable rival.
"Oh, yes; she's a mighty good boat.
You see what she has done with the
Vigilant. By such performances she
has proved herself to be a flyer. The
Defender has shown more speed than
ADLAI VERY AFFABLE.
Made Himself Very Agreeable on the
Taooma, Wash., August 26. Vice
President Stevenson returned here from
Alaska this morning, accompanied by
Mrs. Stevenson, Misses Julia and Leti
tia Stevenson, John C. and W. W.
Stevenson, of Bloomington, 111., the
vice-president's brothers. The journey
was made primarily to improve the
health of Miss Julia Stevenson, who
was greatly ben fi ted by the trip. To
day the party were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. John A. Parker, and received a
number of callers. They leave tomor
row at 7 A. M. , "going direct to Mis
sion, B. C, to catch the east-bound
Canadian Pacific train. They will
spend several days at Banff Springs, in
the Rocky mountains, going thence
home. Mr. Stevenson thoroughly en
joyed the Alaskan trip, and was one of
the most active sightseers of the large
party which went north on the Queen.
At anna tne party was tendered a
reception, which was attended by the
territorial officials, a large number of
the inhabitants and the officers of the
United States steamship Pinta. The
Queen's passengers declare the vice'
president was one of the most affable
men on the steamer. He was promi
uent in all the Bocial festivities of the
excursion, and Wednesday night, at a
meeting of the passengers, he made an
In an interview, he says that the
United States has a rich possession in
the territory of Alaska. He declined
to discuss politics.
The Last of "Wild Bill."
Spokane, August 24. "Wild Bill,"
or W. J. Walters, well known in SdO'
kane, committed suicide in Colfax jail
last night. He was arrested about
four months ago in Spokane for selling
whisky to Indians, and has been kept
in confinement at Colfax. Last night
ne complained oi toothache, and was
allowed with three old men the privi
lege of the outer or large room. Some
time during the night he arose, and,
while the others were asleep, procured
a oord and hanged himself in the jail
Walters obtained the title of "Wild
Bill" from being a wild and reckless
fellow, daring and making gun plays,
ana getting mtq an Kinds of scrapes
and fights, both with white men and
Indians. He was a great horseman
riding all kinds of animals without the
slightest fear. He generally went
neavny armed, and for these reasons
was given the appropriate name of
Cholera Imported From China.
St. Petersburg, August 27. Seven
iieauis irom cnoiera nave occurred on
board the steamer Baikow, which ai
rived at Vladivostok August 6, from
Che Foo, China, since which time six
teen cases and twelve deaths have oc
curred at Vladivostok.
More Mafia Outrages.
Rome.-August 27. The gendarmes
and police surrounded the village of
Favara, near Girginti, and arrested
forty-two members of the Mafia society
on charges of murder and other outrages.
EXCESS FOR AUGUST
Expenditures Will Exceed Re
ceipts by Five Millions.
SO TREASURY OFFICIALS FIGURE
This Is Based Upon the Showing Hade
for the First Two-Third of
the Present Month.
Washington, August 24. Tho ex
penditures of the government for the
first two-thirds of the present mouth
exceeded the receipts by $.,00y,2UU.
Only $1,250,000 remains to be paid on
account of pensions, and the treasury
oflioials estimate that the deficit will
be reduced during the next ten days to
about $5,000,000. The excess of ex
penditures over receipts last month was
The recent payment of salaries at tho
agricultural department in silver dol
lars has called attention to the fact
that on two previous occasions em
ployes were paid in gold. The de
partment books show that August 31,
1893, $19,000 in gold was paid to em
ployes and $800 in gold was paid to
certain employes August 15, 1894. In
commenting on this statement, Secre
tary Morton said that while under the
recent payment there had been strenu
ous objections on the part of those paid
in silver coin, the previous disburse
nient of gold met with no protest
whatever. He added that he would,
if necessary, put into aotual practice
the proposition to pay two Mexican
dollars for every United States dollar
when the present value of 63 cents was
lowered to make the plan consistent.
Officials of the state department
were asked today if the declaration by
Great Britain, that Hawaiia's course
toward British subjects in the last in
surrection was proper, would affect in
any way the the claims of the United
States made on behalf of certain citi
zens involved iu the same affairs.
They replied that, as the United States
and Great Britain were not working in
conjunction, the action of Great Brit
ain could not bind the United States.
The cases of persons claiming United
States citizenship woulJ stand or fall
on the question whether or not each in
dividual had a fair trial.
Unofficial information received at
the navy department indicates that the
Port Royal drydock is not yet all it
should be, and, possibly, if an attempt
were made to dock a big ship liko tho
Indiana or other first-class battleships,
there might be a great deal of trouble.
The weak spot of the dock is at the
entrauce, and whether it is due to tho
soft coudtiou of the soil around the en
trance or some defect in the bulding of
the dock will not be made plain until
the official report of the board that was
present at the time the trial was made.
No statement can be obtained as yet
from the treasury department concern
ing the charges against Congressional
Librarian Spofford, but it is stated
there that even if the published state
ment of the irregularities iu his ac
counts are found to be true, it is un
likely that he will be liable to auv
penalty, except dismissal from office,
should that action be decided on by the
president, to whom he is directly re
sponsible. Hte accounts, it is held,
merely render him liable to the oharee
of malfeasance in office, from which
only dismissal could result.
Acting Secretary McAdoo today re
ceived a note from the Turkish minis
ter to the United States, saying tho
Turkish government had informed him
that a thorough investigation had been
made of the alleged outrages on Amer
icans at Tarsus. It was learned that a
oook in the family of Professor Chris
tie, of St Paul's institute at Tarsus.
had been assaulted by native Turks.
No Americans were concerned in tho
matter or injured. The minister also
stated that the Turkish officers would
be tried and punished. .
DETERMINED UPON ANNEXATION
Castle Says the Hawaiian! Will Have
Chicago, August 24. William R.
Castle, the new Hawaiian minister to
the United States.is at the Auditorium.
en route to his post in Washimttoii.
Mr. Castle was asked how the island
residents felt about annexation to the
United States. He said:
Annexation to the United States is
looked forward to eagerly by every
loyal resident of Hawaii. The onlv
ones who oppose it are the royalists.
Annexation to Great Britain is not in
favor at all. Neither is an American
protectorate. The people desire to be
come a part of the American republic.
Even the natives are besoming advo
cates of annexation, they are realizing
mo uiuwBucd ueiween tne monarchy
under which they used to live aud the
government of the people conducted by
President Dole. Ono would naturally
think all the British residents would
favor the uniting of the islands in tho
realm of Queen Viotoria, but such is
not the case. Many British residents
of Honolulu are strong advocates of
the United States. The annexation
idea is so strong in the islands that I
think it will never be obliterated until
union with the United States is a
He does not expect to take oharge of
the Hawaiian legation until the presi
dent returns to the capital. In the
meantime affairs will be taken care of
by Mr. Hastings, the legation attache.
The general desire, Mr. Castle says, 1
Is for as great an American immigra
tion to Hawaii as possible. During
his stay here he will work hard to
induce American farmers to settle on
the islands. They are most needed
there, and alto the most deiirabl.