THE MORNING GALL. The Largest, Brightest and Most Reliable of All the Dailies. VOL. LXVII.-NO. 137. A GENUINE SURPRISE. Bofllanger Resolves to Return to Paris, The Announcement of the Exiled General Dne to Many Reasons. He Is Said to Be In Great Financial Straits. Will Try to Carry the Coming Municipal Election?. Special by the California Associated Press. London, April s.— Boulanger has resolved to return to France Immediately, and will to-night leave Jersey and proceed direct to Uiauvi.le, a fortified seaport In the Department of Manelie. bis intention Is to co from Uranville to Furls. PARIS, April s.— The conference in Jersey and the report that Boulauger may teturu to France has set all Fails to talking abnut the brave Gen eral. Indeed, the chief of the l'aitle Natiouale Is nothing if not sensational. and he is of the opinion that he is never sensational unless he keeps moving along. There aie pressing reasons assigned by his enemies for his taking Instant action, the most potent of which is he is In the throes of poverty. It is true that Boulanger is In dreadful financial straits; so much so that lie is not only compelled to accept 4000 francs accruing from a recent concert, as staled, for the benefit of those of the Boulaugisl party who bad lost their places or otherwise become financially involved tin ouch devotion to the cause of levlslon, but was re cently obliged to give th« Duchess dXzes his famous black horse and make over his personal eflectstoMme.de Bonuemalu In order to meet his debts at Jersey, which --li.cc lie lett Loudou bHve been 100 truues daily. In these circumstances something had to be done, and be Is now preparing to play his last caul, either win or lose In the coining municipal elections, llmce the c»uluicnce at St. Heller. lioulangei's advisers aieof the opinion ti at the young Duke d'Orleaus will be pardoned. In that event the General i* piepured to cuter Paris at an on ultimo time and give himself up to the authorities that his friends may deiuaud amnesty for him upon the same ground* upon which the Duke may yet lie paiduned. *"" Shortly alter the Duke uf Orleans was sent to Clauveaux In- Irlcuda, In order to keep tils mem ory green, Invited the lutlic to v.me letters to [lie would-be soldier, ami stating lout hH royal highness would, as far as possible, respond »u --lographlcaliy. As the resutc vi this, everybody, II would seem, lias taken advantage of the Invi tation with the hope of geitiug an autograph let ter. To such a deuiee lias this been dove, the newspaper state, that the Duke has received au average of Guoo letters daily. It does no", ap pear tnat he »ii(wi-ii them, as his liuie seems to be taken, up 111 cmntlnu: them. RUSSIA A.Nli CHINA. Tbe Moneoliana Fortifying Against an An t;c;^»'^d Attack. London, A ril 6.— From Shanghai comes the ■Uteuiei.t that the Cbinese are stieugthening tbemselves on the northern frontier against au ippreheuded attack by Russia. Ohlua for several years has been Increasing her military force In the province* adjoining Amour, aud tout foils have been erected «l points most likely to Be turealencd by Kus?lan Invasion.' Chilli could throw abuul 300,000 vt ihe best troop* of the empire into Immediate action in Ihe event of a war with Ku-sia, while tile population to be drawn upon for reinforce d.flits is piactically unlimited. ■ No woid comes fioiii St. Petersburg whether there is any ground lor ihe Chinese fears, but silence Indicates nothing. Bussla is not In the tabu of publishing to me nuild elUi.r her for eiuii or domestic policy. PRUSSIAN HOUSES. A Great National Exhibiticn of Stock to B] ■ Held at Berlin. Berlin, April 5.— A great national horse show will be held hue iv Juue. The purpose of the exhibition is to Illustrate the great results at tained in Prussia and oilier Ueimaii Stales Iv breeding fine noises. A particular feature will be the exhibition of stallions aim marcs raised in the royal Prussian studs at Trakehneu, Oraduz and beberbeck. All its of Germany will be tepiesemed by exinbits of saddle, carriage, wink and heavy dialt horses, Burses will be exhibited under the saddle and Iv single aud double hai ness. ' The Pi luce of Coivey, Presi dent of the Union Cm! 1 , the great snorting or ganization of Goiinauy, will supervise the ar rangements. MISMATKD. Harriaee of a California Pioneer to a Girl of Sixteen Years. Ottawa. April s.— Samuel Krazer, a Scotch man, ai:ed 76 years, who was a gold-miner and aruouaut of J 64 J in California, was married In Burlington to Ills adopted niece, Agele Barr, aged 18 years. The Rev. Mr. Abraham uuwulluely performed the ceremony. Subsequently there was a Reddiuj; supper, which was interrupted by a uauc of lueu aud boys brut on a cnailvarl .inu armed with tiu pjn«, trumpets and rocks. The ancient bridegroom has had au eventful career. He was a gold miner In Australia and later lv California. lit- la reputed to have made and lost ball a duzeu fortunes. Krazer was very fond of the girl, aud has been impatiently walling until she attained her sixteenth year. Aggie also claims to be much Iv love with the old initu. AMERICANS IS LONDON. Esvsral Weil-Ktowa Ladies Att*ni Mr«. 6on- aids' Party. London, April 6.— At Mrs. Ronalds' party to night, her Handsome sou assisting, were present Mrs. John W. Mackay, lira. Bradley Martin, ■Mrs. Marshall O. Robeits, Marclieta Murphy and daughter, Miss Minnie I'ulrston. Mrs. Hue ay wore ■ cream satin trimmed with beaver and gold l.ice, with but lew Jewels. Mrs. Martin blazed with diaiuuuds. Mis. Huberts woie a robe of black velvet aud necklace of niauniliceut pearls. Sir Arthur Sullivau accompanied Mrs. Koualds on the pianu ulieu she saui;. Several society amateurs also helped to make the time enjoyable. IMPJJKIALi KEFOHM. Emparor William Ehnu Down on the Lux uries of Arm? Officers. ' Beki.i.v, April 8.-Tbe work of Imperial re form Is being steadily pushed by (he Emperor. Tlie Military Cabinet lias Issued au Older lii " creating me pay of certain grades of army offi cers, but declaring thai luxurious habits must cease; specifying whai they are and prescribing the peuallie*. Jut- cruel tie.itinent ot prlvale loliilerii is denounced as unworthy to ijeimau ofliceia aud demoralizing ol ihe men. JLSI'LiV I't'NISUKD. Conviction of a Clerk Who Tried to Blackmail Bismarck. Bebli.v, April s.— Ferdinand Bunke, a clerk, attempted to blackmail Bismarck. He wrote threatening letters, In which he said he would make public some of the ex-Chancellor's pie. tended uDeuaes unless (he payment was made to •blmol nfiy maiks. .lie was aliened and ten tcuceu luthiee months' imprisonment. Tula is the man wbo tbiew a bilck at Bismarck a month ago while the '*"" was tuleiluj: the royal castle. ♦ MASSACUIiD BY NATIVES. Horrib'.e Fate of Thirty Shipwrecked Sailors at Mallicollo. Sydney (N. s. W.), Aim 5.-Severe hurri canes In March caused many disasters on the coast of New liebrides. Several stilps weie wrecked at Labour. The Velles was grounded at Mullicollo and Uve whites and tinny natives were diowued. Ihlny others who leached shore weie massacred by natives. HAULBOUUIJUU SNUBBED. The Prince of Wales Refuses to Becognizs Him lit Parjs. Pabis, April The principal subject, of gossip here is the cut mveu the Duke of Marl borouth by Hie Punce of Wales Weduesday. Mirlb(,i(,u (l 1! saw the Prince a the latter paired ifLvXKrii lU "" lils way lo i:a"ue.i. Wednfs flay M.uiijoi(,uijii ■"«,' the Prince an (he Rue St dead Ti^,^ d I'm lli "- T " e i ' ' uce " »™ aead. The cause of the quarrel li unknown. LO.NDOVS POiaOB. Taey Demand Shorter Hours and Increased Pay. • London, April 5 The police have made a demand jor shorter hours and Increased pay. The demand Is accompanied by a threat of a • general strike uuless both rebuilt are agieKd to. A;brni'» E appearance. Pabis, April o.— Alboul's appearanCß at the age of 63 years 011 Hie stave ot me Uraiid Opera •rented a sensation. Sybil Saudeuou, wbo has The Sunday Call. been much overworked, was taken suddenly 111 and the curtain was lowered. Alumil volun teered from i he audience to take Sanderson's place, aud sang through "Norina" with all her old fervor. Behrir.g B'a Hefrotiationi. New York, April 5.— A special London cable gram to the Mall and Express says: The nego tiations concerning the Bebrliiß Sea flsheiles aie progressing most satisfactorily. From all that 1 can hear, arrangements with which both Amer ica and Knglaud are likely to be conteat will be the result. Enelish Horses. London, April s.— The race horse St. Simon, whose stock Is running so well, Is earning tils owner $60,000 a year in the stud. The atalllnu Isouoniy has also been bonked fully for the next three years, the fe s amounting to $45,000 per auuuui. Kn McCrea I- I!l. Loxdom, April s.— Mrs. Snell-McCtea Is very 111, aud has not U-ft her rooms at the Savoy for five dayi. She Is suite i inu mostly from remorse. Green wanders around ihe hotel aimlessly. No one is allowed to see the womau. Chirese V r Opened. London-, April s.— The Times' correspondent at .Shanghai says the decree opening ShuuklUK hns been signed by the Uritl-h .Minister at Felting. French Torr>ed--Boats. Paris. April s.— The Minister of Marine has oidcird the cuustiuciiou of thirty first-class tor pedo-boats. DOM PEDRO. Fears That the Ex-Emperor's Mind Is Gradually Failing. Paris, April s.— Since Hie death of the Era press Duiu I'edro lias not been what lie used to bo. Formerly lie was n cheerful man, but sud denly He became very silent, avoiding company, and sometime* for many days not leaving Ills room. Only lately, however, has tint con duct become a cause of anxiety to his entourage. He is constantly breaking Into fits Of violent passljn for the most trivial causes, and these outbreaks are followed by tits of terrible depression, when he is seen waudei ing about his apartments, moaning and crying like a child. The last outbreak of this description was when he received from the provisional Govern ment at Elo Janeiro tii..- announcement of a very liberal advance of money, which they posed to mace to him on the sales of Ins Brazilian properties. \\ bat caused his fury was tbe preamble or the decree of allotment, tn which v was slated tint Hie object ol me measure was to relieve thewell kuown nn&uclal etnbarraamenta of tiie deposed Emperor. Vi\ le.nliiit; tills Pedro burst Into a furious pas sion and cried out: " What do they mean —la canaille? Do they take :na [or a ! that Ibey sliould lusull me with charity? Write to them at olire. iell Ibeui I refuse tutlr bounty." A lew miuu:*"s :if;er this outburst he broke down and exclaimed: "It Is true, all the same. I am ruined. What will become of me?" Blnee tiieu be apiears to bave got a bxed idea into Ins lie;iil thn be will be left before long enilrely wttboul resources ;tud will die of starvation. HN nnaDCtal posl iou is not a veiy brilliant oue. iiis avaricious sou m-i.iw lefiisen io make an advance ou moneys to which Doiu Pedro is emiiled. The Emueror is too proud to accent any loans from Hie many pi luces and iioientates who have I'Ul thelriui>es at bis disposal. Ii U stal.-d that be Is showing all Ihe symptoms of that paiticular form of mania which leads the ilenest men someiiiues to Imagined that nothing will pieveut them from eveutu.illy dying of st.i ration. Ihe lriuce of Waie", who has just arrived at Cannes, paid a visit to Dom I'edro luesd.iv. TUe ex-£mi>eror revived aud is unpiovlu;;. LOUDLY DENOUNCED. English Officials Censured for the Modus Vivendi Negotiations. Halifax, April s.— Advices from Newlound laud show a high stale or excitement throughout the colony over the fishery modus Vivendi nego tiated by Brilaiu. Newfoundlanders claim that Uieat Britain has nacrliied the sacred rights belonging: to the Island, Demonstrations are being held all over the country denouncing the Downluc-street officials, a great mass-meeting at St. John, at wbieii 4000 people were present passed me strongest and molt denunciatory les oluuous that could be conceived. The speakers were cheered to tile echo. Business was wholly suspended for the day and a procession of lo.ouo paraded the *tr< Ota will] banner*, i lie United Male* flag figured prominently. When ll)e"Slai Spangled Banner" was plated by a dozen bunds CU.OUO per-ous shouud themselves hoarse. Deletions will be dispatched to England, Scotland and Ireland to euli-i public sympathy so that such pressure may be brought to bear on the Salisbury Gov ernment, as to cause II lo abrogate tn- treaty. If this tails the colony will ask lor ledie-s and pro lecttuti from the United ales under annexation. The Fieucu have pulled down several lobster factories at Hawling Point and the Bsneraten there have been called uuon to ami themselves with guns and man the factories with (jailing tuns to end further molestation or encioach meiit. The people aie asked uoi only to reluss to submit in the slightest degree to the tieatr, but to unite In driving the Freud) away from the shores of Xewlouudland. A REIGN OF TERROR. St. Petersburg Prisons Faded With Stn- dents— A Nihilist Plot. London. Anil 6.— An Indescribable relßn of terror is spreading itseif like a black (on over St. Petersburg. All the prisons are so crowded with arrested students that Iniiuomi'lu places ot de teiiiiou ma bein^ piovided. Half the people one meets on thestieet are out striving to secure Influence aud the relt-ase of some son or bi other who Is imnrisoued. Many of these aie young men who belong to pioininenl families, some of whom aie nobl' s, aod the most cruel foicbodinijs are cau^ed by the noderstandlog tuat suine kind of a Nihilist plot lias been dis covered, which i lie authorities mix up In their minds with the students' demonstrations. This means that huudiesd of mere schoolboys, whose only notion was tv protest against the Btupld mismanagement of tueir universities, will be >n,i to deam in Sibei la. THe whole cuiuiiiuiiiiy is paralyzed with de spaiiini; sadness at the prospect. All sorts of wild rumors are circulating in t>t. I'etersbuinus to I lit li la) ot Nihilists said to be proceed liik Mime wlierr In that city aud also about Hie disiuib ance in vaimiii naru. St. I'KTEKsiHKt;, April s.— Tne Czar's nervous au..i-K has been luitlier aggravated by weil ai.ti,«-iitlcMt-n leports of serious discouteut iv Finland, and Urn more ominous revolt o! peasants in Buuan, accompanied wiih uaiuen at^mm the luCal auihoiiiles. He la .il-u iv a eieal -l ale «.I ladlguailoa over the discoveries ol fraud Iv lue Naval De pailmeiit. THE PASSION PLAY. Press and Writers of Paris Divided as to Its Merits. Paris, April s.— The Easter sensation has been what one evening journal calls " Hie Bern haidt blasphemy," being the presentation of " The Passion of Our Lord" mystery. The play or poem was written some time Muce by llaran conn for the Odeon, but It was finally declined there on Recount of the censnr*' disposition to Interfere. The dress rrbflarsal given yesterday as it Is called. Is highly praised by a Urge school of able wilier*, but Ul-tluctlvely literary folk* side with the church in denouncing Sarah, llaraucouit. Hie poet, and the music. To-morrow at the Cathedral of Notre Dame.attlie Madeleine and other chuicSes the participants and those ' who countenanced '• The Passion," It is said, will be •.■xcunimuiilcaled. Tne repetition of the " Mystery" will be prohibited by ■ lie Mlnl-try on ihepieirxi thai there Is danger of a not among the spectators. A TITLE AND FORTUNE. The Minnesota Assistant Secretary of State Notified of a Valuable Inheritance. St. Paul, April s.— Herman Stockenstrom, Assistant Secretary of State, to-day received notice from agents of the Crown at Stockholm, Sweden, that by me death of his father, Count Stockenstioin, he Inherits a title, one of the old est and most prominent In Sweden, and a large estate. The latter consists of landed property which Is entailed and a fortune of $300,000 In cash. Mr. Slockeusirom lias secured leave of ab sence and will sail tor Sweden May Ist to take possession of his Inheritance. Arlt.ni ■ State Exposition Asi-oiation. Little Kock, April 6.— At a meeting lie / here Uili evening a Slate exposllloo association was organized with acapltHl slock of $100,000. ihe following officers were elected: J. H. Me gau li. Koon. Treasurer. SAN FRANCISCO. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL B. 1890-TWELVE PAGES. A STUDENT'S DEATH-TRAP. Frightful Fate of a Harvard Undergraduate. His Preparation for a Steam Bath Costs Him His Life. Several Philadelphia Firemen Overcome by the Fumes of Burning Pepper. Special by the California Associated Press. Boston, April 6. — While trying to take a Bteam bath W. J. Feid, a young Westerner at tending the Howard Medical School, was fatally scalded at Ma bo&rdlug-place here on Thursday, and died to-day. He had the boiler heated thor oughly and then going Into ihe bathroom closed It light, built a seal of chairs over the tub and turned on the hot water faucet. As the tub tilled : lie steam rose.euvelnplug him. The tub filled with scalding water, when the Improvised seal collapsed, dumping the unfoiin nate man iuto the tub. He mauaged to crawl out, but when the door was burst opeu he whs found uu the floor in a horrible condition, liter erally cooked. He died this morning. MILLIONAIKE MANSIONS. Costly Dwellings Being Erected by "Wealthy N\ w Yrrk C;fi9ns. -, New YoitK, April s.— The following costly buildings going up in this city are described by the Tost Ibis evening: H. O. Bavemeyer's house, corner ol Fifth avenue and bixly-slxih Street, will cost $250,000; Samuel Q. Barnes' house, on Riverside drive, will cost (100,000; W. Emlerj Boosevelt Is building a $75,000 resi dence; John S. Wilson's residence will cost t2GO.UOO; Isaac V. liiokaw is building on a J200.000 lot, mid [he buildlug will brine the cost 10 £700,000. It has b mi arranged that no building on the new short street, known as Cen tral J'ark East, shall cost less than (150.000. The laud In this street Is valued at $600,000 and the improvements will cost $2,000,000 more. The lost also says (_'. Y. Hum melon's house on Fifth avenue, will cost near $1,000,000. John li. luiiiau will build on a lot for which be paid $150,000. PICKED VV AT SEA. Ten German Sailors Bescued on the Verge of Stsrvatirn. New TOBK, April s.— The steam«l)ip Snntlaßo baa arrived wnb teu Ueini in sailors ol the bark Lyilia Irom Cuba, who weie lescued at sea. The men weie ou the verge of starvation wbeu res cued. Tli- captain died after belut; taken on board. His dealh was hastened by yellow (ever, out'Ci liiducfd by exposure* The sbtpwrecked Brew lind been floitiii!; about for several days befoie being sithied by ihe Santiago. The latter vessel bad beeu seveial days out from Singapore after a voyage to ilio \\estludl=s. The Lydla foundered In a Rale oH Florida. The Santlano also brought Michael Brennan, a seamau ol Hie ship Albeinarle.i'liaiL'ed wlin mur dering a nhii'iiuie named Henry Tasker while the Aibeiuaile was lying in (.ayida Bay, West Indies. BILLIAKD TOUISNAMENT. Fine Playing at th<> Opening Game Between S'.ofs-e aud Catton. Chicago, April s.— At the opening game of the billiard tournament this evening a large crowd was hi attendance. The tame it.is between Slossou, who played 600 to Cation's 250 points. Klo«sou played a remarkable game, making 135, 77. 74, and 42 as his high runs. Total*— Slog* son, 500; Canon, 134. Fourteen Inch balk Una was the game. Following Is Hie score: Slos*ou — 135, 1, 33, 26, 7, 10. 20, 2. 10. 13. 0, 21, 0, 13, 5, 2, 77, 6, 74, 42—500; average. 25. Canon— 2 3. O. 5. 14, 2, 7, 47. 0, 0, 82, 4, O, G, S>. IP. 11', 0, 1,0—134; average, C 7-10. A JIIUMUH1 1 FIltK. A Philadelphia I i, Ccffee ai.d Spice Manu- !»ctorv Destroyed riiiLADi i.i'iiiA, April 6.— A lire at midnight dettioyed the lea, Cilfee «nd spice house ol Mid delon 4t Co. The Io>« on stock is g£o,ooo. The Favorite Manntaeiurtng Oempany, adjnlulng, carry Inn a laij;e stock ol extracts, w.n daraaßM to lueextent of $16,00 U. Olber los-i-s le^cti an HKgie^aie of (17.000; ttie loss on buildings is $10,l'(A>. Several Dremeo were overcome by smoke and pe^pei fuinc*. SOUTH AMKKICAN TUADK. A Syndicate E in? Organ zed in Ecston to Ba-.'d American V «s°ls. Bosti -n, April B.— lt Is reported that a syndi cate is beiny organized In Hostou to build tweuty steamships to ruua^e in eoattwlse and lorclen trade as soon as the Kauiuhar Tonnage li:ll passes Congress. The plan is to build snips of the best lype for fieiulu aud passenger business; lo build them in American snii yaids, fiiihely of American material and to sail them under (he American Daft, borne will engage iv the Souib Aineiicau tiude. A FAMILY I'OISOXt.D. Two of the Victims D?ad, and the Third Dangerously 111. CHICAGO, Apiil s.— Ueorge R. Noonan of EuKlewuod and tils wife died this moming aud Ilieir daughter Is seriously 111 from the eftecis of |.i .-'Hi that it is Uioaght srsVi ndmiiilstvred last ulght. The seivanl girl, Emms Staik, who Is suspected ■>! t !■•.- cume, left this inorning for Larorte, Intl. The police have been telcgiaphed to arrest her. A tnil re«emblinK the servant boueht Kuii);li on R,its at a dtug-stoie near the scene of the poisoning yesterday. CHINBSB lifclilSLATlON. Further Efforts to D;feat the Passage of the E-.um*ra'i-n Bill, New Yoiik, Aptil s— The Board of Managers of Urn American Bidio Society voted to-day to re quest Hie Senators from this St rie to use their Influence agaiD«l "legislation wtncli sttall ex oltide f i om our innd any persons wnoaie now by oui laws entitled to visit and reside beie." The protect isdiicCied ai£.iiusl theanli-CUaiese bill. ON A BAUFAGB. An Asylum lomate Applies for a Writ of H ibeas Corpus. Kankakke (III.). April s.— Frank Collier, re cently reeoailuitted to the asylum, lias beeu on a ranmtn lor iiit* nail two ■i.ij-. He made, to day, hu application for a wru of habeas corpus before Jiui^e I'inlisbiii v. AN EXTBNBIVK lIKR Over Forty Buildings Bur.ied in a Kew York Tcwn. Rome (N. V.). April 6.— Over forty bulldlnns, many being residences', were buiued at Theresa, JelteitoD County, tills morntng. The loss ap proaches 1360,000. Iwemy-lwo stops aud mi'lj- and iweniy dwellings weie burued. THE MAIIMAN Ml UDKU. A Daughter Arrested on a Charge of Btine en Acccmplicn. Leavenwokth, April s.— Mrs. Mary Itout zahn, daughter of the inuidered .Mrs. Mattman, was arrested (onlKht on a charge of beiiiK an aceomplicn In the killing. She betrayed but ii. tie emotion. — •- — MAKYLiANJD'S KX-TItKASUnEII. Archor's Peculations Found to Have Begun Sir-n After His Election. Baltimore. April s.— lnvestigation reveals that Siale Treasurer Archer's defalcation will teach |170,000. The peculations began soon after ills election in 188 G. Bouds aud Stale se cimiiei were liyi othecued aud mauy coupou bonds were sold outilKht. BLOWN TO FItAGMENTS. Two Lives Lost by a Dymmite Explosion in k. New York Storehouse. New York, April G.— An explosion of dyna mite In Dittmar & Co.'s storehouse wrecked the premises aud blew James JU. liellmelr aaU Max Biiur.z to iiagmeiits. Br therhood Ball. Bt. Louis, April 6.-The Cleveland and Chi cago Brotherhood clubs played here to-day, The former won by a score of Bto 7 Bate lilts -Cleveland 10, Chicago 0. Krrors-Cl"eliud Arrest of a Cle "man. Olean (N. Tr.), April S.-Kov. J bu Douiherly Wood, a Meibodist Minister at I'o it Allegheney, Jl'ii., liat beeu arrested and charged with Mpmj, preferred by Mrs. Alice Wood of Phllllpsburg, V J., wife number one, who claims that Wood married Ida Bell Maun at lluflalo last December lind has been living with her since. She was married to Wood Decembei 28, 1888. Wood is in custody awaiting bail. CEOKGE W. CHILDS. The Bumor That He Has Embraced the Catho lic Faith Denied. Philadelphia, April 6.— George William ChiMs denies ihe rumor that he has embraced the (.11110110 faith, lie says he has no idea of leaving tho episcopal Chinch. Wants an Investigation. Baltimore, April 6.— A special to the Sun says that Captain Unwell of the ship Atlanta has forward charges to the Navy Department alleg ing that he and Lieutenant-Commander Coupen were unjustly suspended by signal and kept under suspension fur several days becau.it! the Atlanta, whose engines weie disabled, failed to keep Iv position when tho squadrou of vvolu tiou was leaving Viliafrauca. Col apse of a Trust. Chicago, April 6.— The Chicago Gas Trust 13 now a thing of the past. It Is said the new company, organized under the laws of New Jersey, has purchased the entire plant and franchises cf the Consumers* and Chicago Gas light and Coße companies, and In future will operate them. The new company is called the Chicago Gas Company. lowa Miners Prppirine to Strike Fort Dodge (Iowa), April s.— Differences In the scale of wages between operators and miners in North Dei Moines Valley, by the miners' re fusal to sign ihe contracts, will precipitate a su Ike. Monday, and a lockout. Three uuadred imiiei swill be out of work. COLOMA'S ARREST. His Inexplicable Conduct When Charged lith Smuggling. New York, April 6.— Michael Colom*,enarget with attempting to smuggle $2."it)o worth of jew elry, was before Collector Kihait yesterday with a written statement that he is a citizen of (Guate mala, aud intended to take the jewelry home as presents io bli family. The Colieotor sen; him to tlie United States District Attorney, as the case has been before the Uulted Stale- Commis sioner. Hefei ring to the arrest of Michael Cnlum.i of Guatemala for smuggling, the Deputy Collector said official repoils of the seizure in.ike Cnlmna'i conduct Inexplicable. " H>* H a nealihy man aud Ikis no motive for smuggling, yet his eveiy act was ih.it of v skilled smuggler," said the officers. He landed wit D IWO mink*, placed iwo coins on ilia top ol the tray of one wneic the Inspector might see them. Finding the. Inspector could uot he bribed lie promptly, beloie th« trunks cnuld be examined, made an entry of them In bund to San Francisco. His poc et* were then searched and some undeclaied Jewels discovered. When Deputy Surveyor Collins asked him If that was all lie cat lied he answered, "Yes," Immediately afterward, another search brought to Itghl dia monds and watcoes concealed In n Deli <■ r. .u : i cl li!s waist and In his hoots, w lieu as ed to x plalo he renlied: " Kveiy one should protect himself." The case ii unlike any other smug gling occurrence. The jewelry is appraised at toooo. AN IMPERIAL AUTHOR. A Fantastic Pamphlet Credited to tbe Fen of Kaiser Ylilhelm. London, April 5.-Eni|ieror William lias been upending a (.Meat deal ot Ills tima lv -lv.lv. Me Is engaged upon the preparation of a speech which he has decided to deliver In person at the opening of the New lieich*tac. The sp ecu will be the buest ever delivered from the Uei man throne, according to current report*, among other things beini; auoiher essay upon capital and labor. The Kaiser !s also credited with the suihnr • hip or a sensational pamphlet ]ti«t published anonymously in Berlin, la which Im perial ".on 1-1.1 la fully explained and Justified, l'tie . .pamphlet gravely n«»<; t that the Emperor Is at lie head of a secret so cleiy which numbers aiming In members Caprivl ana the Minister of War, which has tor Its chief object the reconciliation ol the Democratic pur lie- alienated by llisunrck. The Emperor sees the monarchal principle gradually sinking, but the fact simply stimulates him to daring deeds. The book 1$ pitched in ■ falsetto *ey, highly suggestive of Kaiser \V i ; ii. 'l hi .nut the programme is to melodramatic ami famastic that It tuny well be the creation of M- restless brain, but fur tuo moment the au thoishtp Is discoverable only by conjecture and Influence. THE MISSISSIPPI FLOODS. Another Sericus Break— The River Fall- ing acd the Worst (her. Arkansas Citt (Aik.). Anrtl !>.— The levee just al'ove Catfish l'oint, Miss., has broken, and last night the crrvasse was neatly lion feet wide and veiy deep. lie break is said to be by far the noint one that lias yet occuned on the Mis sissippi side. A tremendous volume of watei Is comiim out of !he cievasse and sweeping every thlug brfoie It. Many head of siock have al ready been cairird away, but no lives have been lost. Thu siiilei inn that will follow the disaster will b-' l'i ea: . llei.fna (Ark), April s.— ltiver men express teais ol a desliuciive rise within ten days below ltcd Hlver. When the oveitluw conies out of ihe iensas swamps they say the Yazoo ami T. usas levees will go. MEMPHIS, April s.— Reports from Ihe flooded secllojis 10-nitlil are sliklii ly more favorable. Heie and iliere the conditions seem worse, but II is believed the worst is over now nil alone "ie line: and unless heavy rain* main inieifeie. the tlver will soon be in the banks again. Thu river heie today fell half an inrli, aud the weather is leponed clear auu cool thruugnoui the val ley. FIRED INTO A CROWD. A White Man Murdered by a Colored Knight Templar. Fittsbuhg, ADrll 6.-Durlng the parade of the colored Knleht lemplari last night a white woman was Jostled by the inarelieis and an un known white man Inirifered. A colored Knight named l.ightei drew his levulver aud tired into the ciuwd, shooiing John O'llara ana Martin Fahey, the founer ihruugl) the lieart, kiiiltiK him In-lanily. Kahey was Hiruck in tlie bacn and will piobabiy lecovcr. Lighter escaped. HAYMILWS RESIGNATION. IteporU Concerning Stanford iincl Jndga Nnwyer Flntlv lii-ulcil. Following the resignation of Creed Ilaymond from his position as chief of llie Southern Pa cific Company's Law Depaitment a rumor has u«en circulated (hat he would succeed Stanford la the United State* Senate. A reporter of The Call Intei viewed Senator Siautoid last eveuinc upou Hie subject. The Senator said ho never replied to newspaper at tacks upon himself; that he now heard the rumor lor the first him ■•, and as far at lie was coucjrned he bad no knowledge whatever of the falter. AiWiher rumor that Judee Sawyer of the Unlt«d stales Circuit Court had resigned to suc ceed Creed Havmoud as chief counselor of the Southern Pacific Company U denied by Jud^e Sawyer as having absolutely no foundation. A Mother's iw q in >m ■. The will of Mary o'Melll has been filed for probate. She died on March 24th, leav ing real estate worth Bll,lf>o. She be queathed a lot at Twenty-fourth and Bart lett streets to her daughters, Louisa M. and Teresa J. O'Neill, ana the residue to her eons, Henry, John and George, and the daughters in equal shares. .1 tul em- i,i by Siltiulntlon. A stipulation was filed in the Superior Court yesterday consenting to a judgment of 81475 in the suit of Fritz Dirking vs. Bridget Kvans, on condition that she con vey a lot on Fair avenue, east of Mission street New Ulrorre tinltl.
Actions (or divorce bave been brought as follows: Mary E. Byrne against P. 0. Byrne, F. A. Koetitz against Ella L. Koetltz, John W. Miller against Maggie Miller and I,ina (Junior against A. Oruuer. Kverythlng to the Widow. Tbe will of Charles Villedieu, who died on tbe Ist, leaving a liquor-store at Post and I.arkiti streets worth $500, lias been filed. Testator bequeathed everything to his widow. acai>emy of. Sciences.— A meeting of the California Academy ol Sciences will be held to morrow evening. : Carl 11. Etgenmann will read a paper un ■_" Some Feature* •■ of. ,: me .;' Fiesll- Water Fauua ol South America." - DESERVED PROMOTIONS. Nelson A. Miles Nominated for Major-General. Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson to Succeed Him as Brigadier. A Bill Introduced Providing for a National Banking System— Amendments to the Articles of War. Special by the California Associated Press. Washington, April s.— President Harrison to-day nominated Brigadier-Geiieial Nelson A. Miles to be IMajor-Ceneral, vice Crook, deceased, aud Colonel Keujannn 11. Urierson to be Briga dier-General, vice Miles, promoted. GENERAL. X. A. MII.KS. General Nelson 4. Miles, who succeeds the late Gt-uerul Crook as Major General, wan bom at WachusettvillH. Mass., August 8. 18:i!>, and waseugaced In a civil occupation previously to the wai. lie joined the Twenty-second Massa chusetts Volunteers, with the rank of Captain, on September i), 186 Lln May of tin- next year be was commissioned a Llr-uteimnt-Cohinel of the Sixty-first Mew York Volunteers, and Colonel of the same reglmettt on September 30, ltfi;-. The next step In his military promotion saw him a Brigadier-General ol the United states Volunteers "(or distinguished services duiing the bat it-s i.r ihe Old Wilderness and * ■ ■ -~ Spottsylvnnia Courthouse, Virginia." This was on May 12, 1804. preceding by only a few month!! hi- being Dre vetted a .Major-General "for highly merliortoiis and distinguished con duct thiouKhoiil the campaign, and p.n tloulai ly for pailaniry and valuable services In the ball of Beam'! Station, Va." On October 21, 1805, (be subject of this sketch became a M.ijor-Geu ernl. He »m mustered nut of the voluuteer service on SeplembT 1, 1866. • I'levlously, July 28. 1800, be had been com mlMloueU a «;iil»nel In the regular army. On March 2, 1807, lie was bievetted a BiiKadler- General and a Major-Urueral In the United States army "for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of t'haucellorsvllle, Va.," and Ills exhibition of the name superior military o,uali lies In Hi battle of bputtsyivama, Va. ■ • ■ lifin'ial Miles served in ihe Department, of Dakoia in 1807, when he did excellent service in j-übjuuitllni: Ihe hostile Sioux, He then held command lv the Derailment of the I'lalte for several years. His eaicer as an Indian lighter commenced In the TON. In 1875, while Colonel of Ihe Fifth Infantry, be routed the Comanches and Kiowas on the Staked Plains. In 1870 he subjugated the .iloux ami drove Bitting Bull across the Can adian binder. In September of the same year be capiuied Chief Joseph's baud of Nez I'erces and hi 1878 subdued the hostile L.iiiu.ics in VelloWKiiiuo Park. In December. 1880, he became Hurdler- Oeneral in the leKular army aud commanded the Department of the Cohiinbm lor live years. In July. 1885, he was assigned to the command of the Department <■! the Missouri and In 1880 was sMit to An/ n.i to ; ii:iisii ihe treacherous Apaches. He foiccd (■eroiuinoN baud of cut tliio.us to -surrender September 4, 1880, fur which service he was iliauked by the I.ems latures of Aiizoiia aud New Mexico uutl pre sented will) a valuable sword at Tiic-nn. Since then he ban commanded the Division of the Pacific It Is believed In army circles that his priniiotiou will result lv his transfer to Chicago. COLO-EL B. H. GKIEKSO«f. Colonel I! iijauiiii H. (Jriersou, who was born atl'it sbuig Julys, 1828. at an eaiiv age re moved to Ohio aud was for a tune subjeijueutly engaged In llio inoduce business al Jacksonville. 111. At the commencement of the war he be came Ald-de-Camp In Cienei.il Prentiss; was in o!e Major of the Sixth Illinois Cavalry In AUL-ust, 18<il; became Colonel on March 28, 1883, and commanded a cavalry bilgade m December of tlie same year. He was eiiiiavti In nearly all the cavalry s^limlshes aud raids In Western Tennesse- and Noithern Misslssippi.and In Apill. 18U3, made a most successful cavalry raid from La uraoge, Mia*., to Baiou Koukc to facilitate Cieneral (Grant's operations about Vuksburg. On June y, 1803, he became a 111 .iMiliei (ietii-ral of voluuteeis and n Major- Urnetal in May. lKtiS. In July, 18tiG, he be came Colonel of the Tenth Cavalry ami was bievelled Bilgadlei and '.aJor-General iv March, 1867, fur his successful mlus through Missis sippi In 1868 and 18G4. He commanded the dis tuel of ludlau Terntory fiom 18t!8 till 1873, and was engaged in active scouliiik, exploia lious.canipaiiius agaioal ;ne Klowas, Coinauclies, Cheyeuues aud other tribes, aud lv removing iv- Inuleis. Foi the six years prior to 1831 he was actively ennaueu In .-coutiUK and exptorinf the country thiouKhout Western Texas, New Mexico, and iv eaißpalKDs against hosulo Indians. In Novem ber, I.s.SG, lie was asslKiied lo me com maud of New Mexico, wilh headquarters al Saula 1-V, N. Mex. He Is now In command at iho Dcuarl uieul of Ai 1.-. ma. CONG KIiSSION Ali ELECTIONS. Favorab'.e Report on the McComas Bill to Prevent Gerrymandering. Washington, April s.— By a parly vote of 7 to 5 tlie Iti'ii-i- Committee on llio election of l'resldeut aim Yice-Piesldeut and Representa tive.- in Couti ess to-day authoiized a favorable rej oil, with amendments, on Hie McCoinas bill, to prevent geriymaudtTlug in tlie Congressional dlsti lets. . Tlie bill provide* Id, a Hie Uepieseula llves to Hie Fitly-second Congress shall be elected from dlslilcls composed ut I Ins same ter rlioiy ana having the same boundaries as those , liom which liepresenlatives lv the FiUy-ilrst Congress were elected. The minority ul tin committee will submit a renoii In opposition to the bill. : The Republican members of the committee held a conference this morning and discussed the question of reporting the •™, national election law. The conference was very brief. It was (lete> mined to report the bill to the full committee, which was asked to prepare a bill to lie submitted 10 a caucus of Republican mem ber!). The Itepubilcao members of the commit lee any llmt the probability Is Hint the measure will bo uf a very mild character, as It will bo largely experimental. COINGKKSS. THE SENATE. A Bill Providing for a System of National Bunking— Measures Passed. Washington, April o.— The Seuate convened at 11 o'clock. Stewart Introduced, by request, bill* for the sale of a poitlon of Lime Point Reservation, In California, and for au lueteased water supply in Pluia County, Aiiz. At 12 o'clock me calendar was taken up and numerous bills pasted. Among them were the following: To provide for the dispoial of In lerestou Virginia's Indemnity ; loeiect au ad ditional llitMniKir oiiiMini; for a nalional mil jeum. and for the relief of Johu Me Beau ot Uinalllla County. Oregon. Ingalls iuliuduced a lull providing fora system of b.tukiui: by the United Stales, proposed by the vt agn workers' Alliance. It provides for the establishment of an Executive Department ot Kjukiuu, with a secretary at the dead, who will receive a salaiy ot $BUOO auuuaily, and four ii--i-t.nn secietarlesal salaries of $5000 each, banking for the people will be done fiee ol coat, cxciv t me assessment of such merely nominal fees as are ueceasaiy to pay eipeuses. Branches shall be established at all postoftices througnoui ihe country mid maiutauied as louii as neces smy. Loans shall be tu,ide on good securtiy and the iiueiest shall be payable on the 31st of December eveiy year. A failure lo pay the interest shall terminate tbe loan, aud after sale of the security the excess ovei the loan, If any, shall be paid to the bonower. The mouey uecessaiy lor the liausactioo of the deparlmeul shall Ih: tin in- in <i by the Tieasuryot the Uuiled Siaie-, and it shall be full lenal-tender for all (it bis and dues wuhlu the Unit, d Stales. The money must be printed by hand.ou sllk-tlneaded paper, at the lluieau ol Engravmg aud i'lhuluifc In the followmg denominations: One, 2, 3 and 5 mills; 1, 2, 3 aud 5 cents; 1, 2, 3 and 5 dimes; 1, 2, 3 and a dollars; 1, 2, 3 and 5 rugles; 1. 2, 3 aud 5coudos($100), aud 1, 2, 3 and o talents ($1000). Dan es presented petitions from the Baptist de nomination In Massachusetts, protesting against the legislation now ueudlng against the Chinese. Mitchell presented demoustratious slgued by representatives of the connneicial bodies od the i'acihc Coa-ii, stating that petiilouem view with alaun auy attempt to repeal the Chinese Ex clusion Act aud earnestly protest against such action. The following bills were then passed: To auihorize ihe Secretary of the Treasury to settle aud pay to ihe owners of private claims the balance of the commissions duo them aud appro priating $550,000 for the purpose. i'loyidiiig fur the Inspection of meats, food, etc. The bill provides that Ihe Secietary of Agrlculiuie may cause to be made a carelui in aiecliou of salted poik und bacon intruded for exportation, with the view to determining Whether the same Is wholesome, sound and lit for human food, whenever the laws, regulations or orders of any fvrdgu couutiy to which such pork or bacon is to be exported shall require the Inspection thereof, and, also, whenever any buyer, seller or exporter of such meats intended for exi citation .-lull request the inspection thereof. It forbids the importaiioa of > any adulterated or unwholesome food, or adulterated wines or liquor*. House hill to provide for town site entiles of laud In Oklahoma. Jill. HOUSE. Amendments to the Articles cf War—Trans portation of Dutiable Goods. Washington, Apill 5 To-day the House convened at noon, aud during the first hour passed uumeious bills which were called up by unanimous consent. There were uoue of Inter est to ihtt far West. The bill was passed amending the Articles ol War so as lo provide mat in tunes of peace gen eral couils-marilal lor the trial of commissioned olUcers shall be appointed only by the President, thu General commanding the aimy or the gen eral otlicer commanding Ihe military division; and also (hat Judge Advocates must uot be pi esen'. at any deliberation of auy couits-uiartlal In close session. In time of peace all eulisled iiitMi cu.ii jieij with onVuses now cognizable by garrison or regimental court-mmllal shall be brought befoie a Summary Court, which shall consist of ihe Hue ofllcer second In rank at the post or Malion or in command of the alleged otW'iitier, who shnll hear uud determine the case, and, when lalUfltd of ihe. guilt of ihe accused, a.ijudne pnnlsbnient. ihe accused may object lo Bueailug by a Summary conn and demand a trial by court martial, which shall be mauled by light. The following bill was passed: That Section 1 of the act entitled "an act to amend the statutes in relation to ihe Immediate irunspoitallou of dutiabl- goods, aud for oilier pui poses," ap proved July 10. ISBO, be, and the same Is here by amended so as lo include Ihe ports of San Diego and Wilmington, in California, Hud that all dutiable guilds or merchandise dellveied at said polls aud disllned for ellhur ports specified in the seventh section of said act shall be en titled to immediate transport to their destina tion. This is provided iv the act which is lieieby a neiided. A SOLDIER HONORED. General L. A. Grant Nominated for Assist ant Secretary of War. Washington, April 6.— The President has nominated Lewis A. Uraut of Miunesota to be Assistant Secretary of War. General Lewis A. Grant of Minneapolis was a lawyer, and ut the making out of the war was a narmer in the Him of Stougliton & Grant, one of the le.'dlug law Brms of Vermont. The senior partner was a brother of Hon. E. P. Sloughton, late Minister to ItiKsla. General Graut I'll tend the at my as Major of i lie Fifth Vermont Rt'Klmeut, September 7, 1801. He ro*o by regular promotion to the rank of Brigadier. General, April 27, 18C4, and commanded the so called Vei mom Brigade to ttie close of the war. This brigade was well known as one of the best nahtlng brigades of Sedgwick's coips, and Giant's record of hard seivice Is second to none. At Cedar Creek he was temporal lly In com n. and of tbe Second Division, Sixth Army Corns, General Getty being at the time In com mand of the coipn. it was on Ihe line held by this dlvMon that General Sheridan formed his forces later In the day. Grant re celv. d tbe bievet tank of Major-Genera! Ocober 19, 1804, for gallaiu and meiitorious sci vie s lv the campalKii before Richmond aud In the Shenaudoah Valley. He was appointed AUHUtt 2U, 1800, upon tbe recommendation ot General U. S. Grant. I.ieuteiiant- Colonel of the Thirty- sixth lnfauny. United Spates Arm}, but decliued t tie appointment. Since the close of the war he has been actively and succes-fully engaged in business, Ii -t at Dcs Molnes, lowa, aud tlieu at Mlnneanolis, wheie be removed about six yeais agn. His appoint ment was lecommeuded by the Mlnuesuta Sena tors, by Mr. Holder, iiifinber from jMluueapolis, aud by tbe Governor aud others from lowa. THE RAILROADS. A Lively Contest Possible to Secure Man- cement of the Atchison. New York, April s.— The Star says a report Is In circulation that the Alcblson Directors could not trace the whereabouts of 25,000 shares of Alchlsnu stock, aud Hut If this amount was In tlie possession of Gould, according to rumor, Uould had about sufficient, will his lol lowing among the Atchison stockholders, to un seat the present man agement. Colonel John J. McCook, counsel and Director of me Atchi son, said to day Hint Ills preseut management had already received pioxles for moie than a majority of the shares voting. The tuist project bad uot been assented to by the majority of the stockholders, but tlie Directors are confident th.it a majorliv will be secured. The Dooks close ou Tuesday (or the annual election. Tlie present ottlcers, lucludiug President Mauvel, will bo re elected. San Dikqo, April s.— The report that the Cii.vamac.i Kailroad. extending uorllieast from the cliy, has been sold to the Southern Paciiic. is cnullimed this afieruoon by a telegram from Sau Francisco. Santa ANA, April G.— Preparations are being made lo resume work on the Sauta Ana iviid Newport rallioad. An assuiance of the cuV stiucllouof tins road is restoring confidence in the section of the country bctweeu heie aud tlie oceau. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. New York. Apill s.— (ieneral Fremont, who has been ill with a severe attack of lullueuz.i, is much Impioved. rmi.AKEi.rniA. April s.— Goldsmith & Co., pantaloon manufacturers, are financially em b.iuassed. Their liabilities are $150,000, aud their assets aie unknown. Kansas City, April 5. -John H. Price, the head book-keeper of Hall & Willis, wholesale liaidware-deulers, has absconded. He is a de faulter to amounts estimated at $4000 to $10,000. BangoK (Me.), Apill 6.— The Hotel West at Greenevtlle Junction was burned this morn ing. Many guests narrowly escaped. Two were badly lnjuied leaping from the wiudows. Detroit. April s.— Charles Pai sliall, backed by the Hammond Packing Company, will estab lish a manufactory of Ice machines In Detroit. It will be stocked at a cost of $1,000,000. New York, April s.— The weekly bank state ment shows « reserve decrease of $2,881) 000 and a specie decrease of $1,144,000. The banks now hold $1,442,000 In excess of the legal re quirements. Cincinnati, April s.— Two hundred carpen teis led heie to-iiay under pay of Hie Cincinnati Southern Hallway in begin building at the new town of Cat lisle, Teim., which, that road will boom lv a big sale Api lotn. Pensioned. Washington, April s.— The following pen sions have been granted toCallfoiulans: Original Invalid— Joseph B. Brothers, Kelseyvllle. In crease—Jacob Jackie, Napa; Joseph Deschamns, Santa Barbara; lleuiy J. Wells, w oodlords. lie- Isnue— John Qiiliiii, Mayfield. Original witlovis— Maiy C. Kaiuey, former widow of leter s. Ta bor, San Ki.incl-co. Minor of Peter S. Taylor, San Francisco. Mexican widows— l.uciuda E widow of Henry ii. Cook, San Jose. Presidential Pcstmasters. Washington, Amll s.— Tbe Fresident has made the foliowitiK appointments: Postmasters —Oakland, Cal., Amusa W. Bishop; Sonoma, Cal.. Miss Kinlly Hope; Heppner, Oregon, Aubuhius Mallory; tvaustou, Wyo., Wilsou Dillen. Acts Approved. Washington, April s.— The President has approv d the acts granting pensions toUeoige H. Smith, Minnlo A. Bailey and Minerva N. X Oliver and the bill providing au Ameilcau register for the steamer San Beuito of California. Mnterinuily Disappeared. Springfield (Ohio), April 6.— lsaac Uobhart of Osbom, Ulilo, Is U)l.<slnK. flc Is woith a quarter of a million, and was last henid ol ou Friday week last at the house ot his sweetheart. A National Bank. Washington, Adi 11 6 J. F. Wardner of Falrliaven, Wash., aud associates have applied to the Comptroller of the Currency forpennls sion to organize the !• int National iiauk at f air haveu. Ordered to the Chirlestcn. Washington, April S.-Cadets B. H. Fuller, Thomas I". Magruder, B. E. Carnev and L. 0. Cole have beeu detached from the Iroquuts aud ordered to me Charleston. Clear of Ice. Peninsula Hauuiuc, April s.— The Ice has nil left the north shore ot Lake Superior aud the haibor la now completely clear, a uiuulU earlier luau usual. THE FEAST OP THE PASSOVER. Inanguration of the Great Jew ish Festival. Services in the Syn«gogn»s— Joyoui Times in the Family Circle-The Mann* and the Ma'.zothi. lASSOVER weck.thegreat- f est religion* celebration of the Hebrew year, be can last evening with tlie Jewish population and was heralded wilh rejoic ings in the family circle and unusual ceremonies In the various synagogues of ibe city. Although the day was not made a noil- day by me closing of places of bu«lness It was recognized as the prelude to an Important event by tue thrones which tilled the synagogues. Toward evening some of the more orthodox He biews closed their stores and spent their tliua la the precincts of their family circle. It is there lhat the true enjoyment of Passover festivity Is felt and the many amusements of the season are observed. These amusements consist of felicitous pleasantries, some ot which have a symbolic significance tn relation to events In the sacred chronicles of the Jcwisb r.ics as found in the Old Testament. Finding the Brrad. For Instance one of these is the finding of the manna. Early In tin; evening the lady of the family gathers up with scrupulous care all ilia fragment* of unleavened oread which she may find around the house, using fur this and all the other acts of the celebration only new utensils. Whatever she may find In the way of unleav ened bread about the house she gathers up and places on a mantel. When the husband come* home he begins to search for It, recalling thereby the time when his ancestors sought for manna in the desert. He carries a dust pan and the wing of a bird as lie goes. The wife follows, carrying a lighted candle, and the children of the family watch with eager interest while their father collects Hie ci limbs and oilers up a prayer of thanksgiving. fvMwi® is iff! "-*■■■■ — Hunting the 3fat:ot!is. Then tlie festivities In real earnest bei?ln. The family gather around the table and pledge pood Hill to all mankind, swearing eternal fealty to their Mend* anil foigiveness and foreeifuluess to their enemies. The niatzoths afe passed around, ana with them a book of psalms, from which the family Join In song. Another custom whk-h prevail! Is one In which the children of the family lake an active part. The father In met home some m.tzoilu and hides ill m soim-where around tlie house, and til- childien nm-t hunt for them. Usually the father seats himself in a large chair with a pil low or cushion behind him. Around this lie hides the matxotb aud the young ones probe about and senk It. Though strictly a family celebration It Is a special and pleasant feature of it that all ■trainers who di'slie lo participate are cordially welcomed. For this purpose a servant Is placed neai the oueu door with Insirnctions lo see that It Is always kept ajar aud that all comeis are welcomed. TJit Door Ajar. This cuitom l« or comparatively recent origin. It !■> said to Imve oeen Introduced in refutation of the -illy slander Urn the blood on the door posts, wlncli was useJ by tho Hebrews In com menioiatlou of (lie marks made by the angel on lil-< lour through the Inuin'i ot the Israelites In i.gynt, was Christian blood. Tlis Hebrews are always ready to welcome Christians who come to visit their synagogues and festival*. There will be synagogue services to-day, but none thrcugtioi't the week. Some of the more orthodox H. biews will keep the celebration up tlnoUßhout the week and hold family sn vices. A MYSTERY CLEARED CP. The Kem'iina of Richard Citrr Found In the IV :i|i- in of the Bay. The supposed mystery surrounding the disappearance of Richard Carr, the potato weigher, win) has been mlssine from his room in the Silver Star Uouse since March 2Uih, was cleared iid last evening by the discovery of his body iv the bay at the foot of Market street The remains were Identified at the Morgue by several intimate friends and also by a number of books and papers iouud on the person. Cerr was a native of .New York and 34 years of age. He has two brothers aud two sisters residing in Iliim boldt County. His friends are of the opin ion that he met several congenial spirits on the uiglit of his disappearance, and after becoming intoxicated walked off iho wharf into tlie bay. lie wan of a happy disposi tion and they therefore know no reason why he should have taken his life. STILL DELAYED. Tbe Steamer Alamed* Brld by the Non- Arrival of the Malls. The departure of the steamer Alameda is still delayed on account of the nou-arrival of tbe English mails, which she will carry to Australia. The Postofflce authorities have not as yet received any notification that the mails wnicli were shipped by the steamer Both nia have arrived in New York. These delays, which are frequent, have given rise to a suspicion that the English Postmaster-General, who is a stockholder in a rival line running to Australia by the way of the Mediterranean Sea and the Suez Caual, is discriminating against the steam ship lino on this coast. By sending the mails from England by slow steamers he delays vessels on this side, and thus throws discredit on them. The Market-Street flub. The Market-street Improvement Club met In Rohweder's Hall hist night. In the ab sence of \ the President, Vice- President T. J. Boss occupied the chair. The Executive Committee reported that Captain M. Doh ler had been employed as an expert in real estate ■in the • matter of opening Market street. He was also appointed to solicit subscriptions | from the property-owners to pay the expenses ol the club in getting the THE MORNING CALL Contains the Most Interesting and Re- liable News. PRICE FIVE CENTS. matter before the Board of Supervisors and perpetuating the organization of thn club. Dr. Miller delivered a long address, in which ho Baid that the city ought to defray the expenses of the damages to property owners, and that the (Jity Attorney had so expressed hiuiseif. He said that the whole city would be benefited by the change of gride, and that there should be no opposi tion. MOCK SUNS. Phenominal Atmospheric Appear- ances Recently Witnessed. The phenomenal atmospheric appear ances recently witnessed in the m.irning sky in the States of New York and Con necticut not being frequent iv temperate climes have aroused much interest as to their cause. Parhelia, or mock *una, and an unwonted serins of rainbows being at mospheric effects may be briefly attributed C a* ■ 1^ . v Xainboir (U nbove oeevrrrd May IS, ISM. totting two hours. As seen from llenicia, CaZ. to moisture existing in such a direction In the atmospheric .strata as to render re peated reflections of the suu or of tne sun light visible to observers. With regard to rainbows singly, it is well known that they are caused by the globules of water In the rainy cloud acting as prisms on the whita rays of sunlight, decomposing them into the true original hues belonging to the light of each of the constituent elements of the sun; while the white sunlight Is the product of a blending of many hues. In passing through n medium of water or at mosphere, rays of light are bent from a straight line in proportion to the density of tlio medium through which they pass. When the ray strikes tlie concave side of the globule of water opposite to the side on which it entered, it is partly reflected back, and being recurved by the refractive pow ers of the globule, forms a faiuter repeti tion of the first arc of colors, external to it, and in a reversed order, the red being in nermost. The astronomer Halley on one occasion saw three rainbows, one of which being produced by the reflection of the sun from tho surface cf a river interlaced tne others, whereas -the series are more gener ally seen in successive layers, with short intervals between them. It is not generally known that each spectator sees a separate arc which accords with his owu stand point. The far more striking appearance of mock suns is seen when the globules of water are condensed into crystallizations of ice, as fre quently occurs in the higher at mosphere, in those filamentary clouds known as cirrus. These crystallizations assume, when the atmosphere is calm, a vertical pos ition, and the suu and moon, if near the horizon, are reflected in them as in a mirror, several images being sometimes seen under favorable circumstances. The halos surrounding these reflections are also due to the frozen globules, wiiirli also in vert the usual order of the rainbow hues, the red being inside instead of outside. Probably some of the rainbows Been in the East were caused by the sun's reflection from water in the vicinity where they were observed. Formerly such appparauce* as mock suns were attributed to those atmos pheric conditions that cause the mirage, but the most recent scientific researches and experiments show ttiat cold in the upper at mospheric strata can produce such effects. The accompanying diagram explains the elaborate extensions sometimes seen in con nection with this phenomenon. This atmos pheric display was observed ut Beuicia, Cal., on the 16th of May, 1653, lasting two hours, but such instances are of rare occur rence in the temperate regions. WESTERN ADDITION BURGLARS. A Brace of Them Arrested fur Several Crimes. For several weeks burglaries have been committed in the western portion of the city. The police have been for a time at sea in the matter of the investigation and could find no trace of the burglars, bus at tributed ttie work to an organized gang from the East. On Tuesday the tool-shop of H. Casebolt, on the corner of Union ami Lacuna streets, was broken iuto aud a quantity of mechan ics' tools stolen. The tlileves left uo clew. On the following niglit the home of J. Case bolt, son of 11. Casebolt, on Harry street, near Greenwich, was entered uud valuables stolen. Tlie cases wt're placed in the hands of Officers Dwyer, Bee aud Harper and they luive found some of the stoleu property in a second-naud store on Pacific street. Ed ward Johusou, a colored youtn, aud JosepJi Theron, a white man, have also been ar rested and charged with tlie two burglaries In question. Booked fur Drunk Afterward. While intoxicated, last evening, a laborer Darned Charles Barry walked over an eni baukment on Montgomery street, between Broadway and Vallejo, and sustained a number of severe bruises about the head, besides an injury to his left eye, which may result in the loss of sight. Tlie place where he lell is considered a dangerous trap, for the reason that no feuce surrounds tiio ex cavation and there is no light to guide the stranger. Aiter dressing his wounds Bafrr was booked fur being drunk. The Use of a >>iur. Andrew M. Davis has sued Charles W. Sozen, Charles Gleneer and M. D. 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