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SACRAMETO DAILY RECORD-UNION.
VOLUME 3_XXX.--NO. H5.
EAST OF THE ROCKIES.
General lies Has Laid Ji-ge to the
HEMMED IN AT THE BAD LANDS.
Marauding Bands in Nebraska—
Striking Miners—Rttmors of
(trBCII, DISPATCHES TO TH* REOOBD-EHlOff.l
MILES i *."■ - SIEGE.
Hi. Troops Surround Three Thousand
11..-'it. - in the Bad Land*.
Washington, January 2d.—General Sfche
field this morning received a telegram from
General Miles, dated Pine Ridge Agency,
January Ist, saying 2,000 Indians, includ
ing about 600 bucks, are now eucamped in
the Bad Liinds, about fifteen miles from
Pine Ridge Ager«y. All avenues of escape
•are closed by the troops. General Miles
says the Indians have gathered some cattle
and provisions and appear to be deter
mined to make thtir fight for -supremacy
at this point. He says he will make an
other elloit to ket them baclt to tbe agency
without bloodshed, aud in order to do so
he bas established a regular siege.
General Schofield said there was no truth
in the report that General Brooke was re
lieved from the command at Pine Ridge.
General Miles, he added, ijas charge of tbe
campaign, and has stationed himself at the
most convenient point for genera! commu
nication with nis forces. »
miles campaign criticised.
The news contained in the dispatch to
General Scbotieid spread quite rapidly over
the departments this morning. There is a
strong party in favor ot a more decided
Btyle of hostilities They say a siugle
assault with intent to kill, if necessary,
would precipitate a battle sj full of lasting
benefit that the loss of a few men would
not be regarded. The theory of tbis argu
ment 3eeuis to be based entirely on the be
lief that a dead Indian is much more val
uable to the (Government than a captured
Indian or one cajoled or frightened into
On the other haud it is contended that
such a campaign as that which is being
conducted by Ihe comcamler at Pine
Ridge is not only feasible, but the only
proper style of warfare, every condition
being regarded. They argue in rebuttal of
the "dead Indian" theory, tbat the Sioux
can be easily subjected and returned to
their reservations it proper means are em
ployed, and they think the present cam
paign is the only way to accomplish that
A prominent War Department official,
commenting upon the Indian troubles, to
day said: "Mark my word—if the reports
are true that the ftier.dlies have joined the
hostiles. leaving nothing behind but the
squaws and children, there will be serious
times. The fict is, the Indians never will
remain contented as long as the Indian
agencies are political appointments. An
Indian Agent knows be must make his pile
in four years, and iJOO pounds of beef
weigh only -too pounds as the result. Then
the Indians go hungry and get restless, and
are easily led oil by the fight-loving bucks.
If Cody"( Buffalo Bill) bad been left alone
he would have settled the whole trouble.
A parley and council of war would have
resulted in a thorough understanding of
what the Indians complained of, and
friendly inclined Indians could easily have
MORE TROOPS TO THE FROST.
Lincoln (Neb.), January 2d.—In re
sponse to the urgent appeals from the in
habitants cf northwestern Nebraska for
protection against marauding bands of In
dians, Governor Thayer to-night seDt tele
graphic instructions to the commanders of
the militia at Fremont. Central City and
Tekamah to leave on 'he first train with
their commands for the scene of action.
These troops will be divided between the
towns of ChadroD, Gordon and Hay
Springs. The First Brigade has also been
ordered to place itself in readiness to march
on short notice.
Should the militia comprised in this
brigade be ordered to move, as now seems
probable, practically the whole National
Guard will be centered on the frontier.
MORE FIGHTING REPORTED.
Omaha, January 2d.—A special to the
Omaha Bee from Pine Ridge says: Four
teen cavalry horses, with saddles and other
equipments on, were brought into the hos
tile camp last night by young warriors. A
scout heard hostiles make remarks to the
eftect that there were fourteen less soldiers
lo fight, and the hostiles lost only two war
riors in getting fourteen cavalry horses, etc.
The scout's report has created a new sen
sation here, which is being followed up by
mci eased activity around the military head
That a battle or skirmish has taken
Elace in which Brooke or Carr's command
aye lost men, there is little doubt.
RUSHVILLE WANTS MORE AID.
Dcs Moines (Iowa), January 2d.—A dis
patch was to-day received at the office of
Governor Boies from the Sheriff at Rush
ville, Nebraska, asking for one hundred
guns for the settlers, saying he could get
none from Nebraska's Governor, as there
were no more left. In Governor Boies' ab
sence no action was taken on this commu
nication, which can hardly le recognized
until it comes through the Governor of Ne
LAWYERS DIO IT,
How the Union Pacific Trouble Over the
Omaha Bridge Happened.
New Yoi:k, January 2d.—A representa
tive benker, identified witb the Presidents'
Association, was interviewed and says:
"The people are mistaken in supposing
the Omaha bridge controversy wilL aflect
the Presidents' agreement. The fact that a
disagreement has been discovered and
prompt steps are being taken to remedy it,
shows that there is a general disposition to
maintain harmonious relations among all
lines, in every particular. The fact is that
certain lawyers, in drawing up the Omaha
bridge contract, overreached certain other
lawyers. The lawyers have made a mie
take, rather than the principals. It took
the principals, however, in the new man
agement of the Union Pacific, a very short
time to discover its full eflects. The new
management has the sympathies of the
outside railroad men as far as the facts are
TO THE FKPEEAL COCBT.
Omaha, January 2d—The injunction
case of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul vs. the Union Pacific was removed to
the Federal Court to-day and the hearing
set for Monday.
The New Tear Looks Promising in
New York, January 2J— The year 1891
opened auspiciously in Wall street today,
and the strength and activity displayed
were unusual for the day after "New Year's
day. especially as it comes at the end of the
week and on Friday, when monetary con
ditions are not generally favorable to ad
Dealings on the whole had less of the
professional appearance than they have had
for a long time. There were realizations as
the day wore along, but no marked im
pression was made upon the prices, which
were the highest -iee'i in aiasy lays.
The close was firm to stro: 3t or about
the best prices of the day.
They Devour tbe Fifth Avenue and
New York, January 21,—Shortly after
._» close of the performance of "Cleo
patra" by the Fanny Davenport Company
at the Fifth Avenue Theater to eight, afire
was discovered in that building.
It spread with marvelous rapidity, and
before long the Fifth Avenue Tneater.
Herrmann's new play-bouse, a dozen
stores, and a whole block on Broadway,
were in Barnes. .
A s'iff wind was blowmg, and despite
the utmost efforts of the fire department,
the buildings mentioned above were gutted.
Tbe Sturtevant House was threatened,
and great excitement prevailed. While at
its higbt there were six explosions of gas
in the Fifth-avenue Theater, which blew
blaairg timbers in all directions, setting fire
to adjoining buildings and nearly causing
the death cf a dcx-*n firemen.
All of the property burned belongs to
the Gilsev estate, and the total damage to
the Fifth-avenue Theater is es'irnated at
Professor Herrmann lost most of his
property in his new theater, and the stocks
of six or eight stores in the block cf Broad
way were very badly damaged.
Ihe Inhabitant* of that Unfortunate City
la a Mute of Alarm.
Pittsbi-s6 (Pa.), January 2d.—The river
to-nighl is 22 fret high and rising slowly.
Several ice g jrges passed down. The Pitts
burg and \Vtstern tracks are covered, but
it is thought the cold snap stopped a flood
in time to save damage here, at least.
Heavy washouts are reported on the
Panhandle and Wheeling Lake roads in
Eastern -Ohio. On the Charleston, W. Va ,
division of the P.altnuore and Ohio bridges
are in danger, and the Kanawha river is
raging. People in the low grounds are
At Johnstown serious alarm exists to
night because of the large amount of ice
upon the river several miles above the city.
Kansas City, January 2J.—The last of
the belated passenger trains stalled on the
Kansas prairii? in yesterday's snow-storm,
did not reach the union depot until 6
o'clock this afternoon. It was the Santa
Fee train from the southwest. The Burl
ing:on and Missouri trains were reached by
relief trains this morning. The passengers
experienced no inconvenience beyond an
unbroken fast from yesterday noon.
Trains were dug out from huge drifts and
arrived here a little before noon.
Denver, January 2d.—A blizzard has
been raging in Nebraska and Kansas dur
ing the past twenty-four houre, aud through
trains on n;arly all through lines are
blockaded by show. Last night's trains
were abandoned in some instances, and all
but one or two East-bound trains scheduled
to leave this morning were abandoned.
Chicago. January 2d. —The forthcoming
number ot the RenUtKia/ Aye will contain a
review of the foreclosure sales and receiv
erships for"1890. During the year there
were sold under foreclosure twenty-nine
roads, aggregating 3.825 miles and about
$182,500,000 of fujded debt aDd capital
stock. TwentyiSix railways went into the
hands of receivers. They embrace nearly
3,000 miles of lines and over $105,000,m00 of
Tampa (Fia). Jjnaary 2d—The Orange
Buyers' Association, which has been on an
excursion to Cuba, have arrived here
homeward-bound. It is composed of
members of firms a*jd their representatives
from the principal cities of the United
States engaged in buying oranges for ship
ment to fruit distributing cities. The
President is T. Moorehouse of California.
While in Havana the members of the asso
ciation were entertained by the Governor-
Epidemic of Small-pox,
St Louis. January 2d.—For some months
past an epidemic of small-pox has been
racing alone the Texas and Mexican bor
ders, as well as in several towns in the in
terior of Texas Yesterday the Mexican
Government took the matter in hand and
sent a corps of physicians to Porfirio Diaz
across from E-^rle pass to vaccinate the
people and isolate those stricken with the
disease. A strict quarantine is enforced on
the American side.
Scottrtjle Works Closing Down.
Scottdale (Pa ). January 21.—The Scott
dale Rolling Miil Company and Pipe
Works and tbe Charlotte Furnace find
Coke Works at this place have shut down
indefinitely. One thousand men are out
of employment. Next week the Frick
Coke Company will close 1 200 coke ovens.
This will throw a large number of men out
of work. The business of the town is al
Work of Dastards.
New York, January 2d. —The west
bound express train on the Lackawanna
road was badly wrecked near West Patter
son hst night, some miscreants having
fixed a switch so that the express was
thrown on a siding where a lot of flat cars
loaded with pig-iron stood. The passengers
were badly shaken up and three trainmen
The »"i<<ry Denied.
Chicago, January 2d.—Messrs Armour,
Morris and Swift of tho big packing firms
declare tbat the statement in the dispatch
from St. Louis to the effect that they were
about to purchase the Union Stock Yards
at that city and the National Stock Yards
at East St. Louis is untrue.
Coal Miners On a Strike.
Pitt-ecf.g, January 2d. —The coal min
ers along the Monongahela river are now
die on account of a strike for an advance
in the price of mining. Three thousand
men are out, and the strikers claim the
strike will be general in a few days.
Ingalls Wanted itt Washington.
Atchison (Kas.), January 2d.—Senator
Ingalls left for Washington last night after
receiving an imperative telegram from
Senators Edmunds and Hoar that party
necessity demanded his presence in the
Buffalo (Minn.), Jannary 2d.—Two
masked robbers entered the office of the
County Treasurer of Wright county last
night and knocked the Treasurer senseless.
They then took $3,500 and fled. There is
no clue to the robbers.
Baltimore, January 2d.—Engineer Gor
nell and fireman Williams were killed in a
collision last night between two trains on
the Baltimore and Ohio Railway. The
other eDginear and fireman were badly
Perished in the Flames.
Corsica (TexJ, January 2d.—The Avenue
Hotel, a wooden structure near the Cotton
Belt depot, was burned last night. Mr. and
Mrs. McDaniel, ot McGregor, Tex., and an
nnknown man and a boy perished.
New York, Jannary 2d —Steinitz won
the chess game to-day. The score now
stands: Steinitz, 4; Gunsburg, 2; drawn, 4.
Amite City (La.), January 2d.—C. G.
Houque, a prominent citizen, was assassi
nated to-night. The murderers escaped.
Middletown (N. V.), January 2d.—The
Frank R. Miller Paper Mill Company has
assigned. Liabilities, $50,000.
Walsh Held to Answer.
Petaluma, January 2d.—Joe Walsh, the
special policeman who some time ago shot
and wonnded Thomas Studdart. had his
examination to-day and was held to an
swer before the Superior Court on a charge
of assault with intent to kill. Bail was
fixed at $5,000.
Cora Phillips Dead.
Los Angele3, January 2d.—Cora Phillips,
widely known as the queen of the demi
monde, died of apoplexy last night. She
leaves an estate valued at $100,000 to $150,
--000. She was noted for many quiet deeds
of charity, and especially to tl m sufferers i
several years ago. She was the wife of Joe !
Manning, the well-known local politician.
SACRAMENTO, SATUIiDAY, 3, 1891.
Revival of the Loier California An
CONGKhSS MEETS ASD ADJOURNS.
A Denver Mining Man Who Will
Test tbe Constitutionality of
the Silver Law.
[SPECIAL DISPATCHES TO THE RECORD-CSIOJJ. |
A Possibility that it Will Soon Belong to
I tv ie Sain.
Washington, January 2d.—"Sooner or
later, and it may come very soon, there is
uoing to be trouble between the United
Slates and Mexico over Lower California."
saiil General Cadwalader, of San Diego, to
a Pott man. "Geographically it is a piece
of country that fits into our area much
more naturally than as a possession of
Mexico. The miners from our side are
continually going down there prospecting,
and if there should be any big gold discov
eries, as it is quite probable, seeing that it
is very rich in minerals, there would be a
rush of people into Lower California who
would no more psy respect to the Mexican
authority or Mexican laws ttan they
would to the Chinese Empire. This may
not be th» origin of the difficulty, but it is
cnly a question of time when trouble wili
arise, and the best thing to do is to dis
count such contingeniy by buying the
country from our Mexican friends. Con
gressman Vandever intends to see if he
cannot persuade Congress of the utility of
such actiq/1 before the present session ex
pircs. I don't know what ihe Mexicans
would want for it, or even if they would
be willing to sell at all, but they are
shrewd people, and doubtless have long
ago found out that the strip is of far more
value to the United States than to them."
.THE ENtiLIBH OCTAPCS.
The press dispatches irom Ensenada,
Lower California, regarding the alarm of
American settlers on the peninsula over
the recent treatment of Americans by Eng
lish land-owners and agenu-^of the London
syndicate, who now control tlie peninsula
under American concession, have created
considerable interest in the matter at the
Private dispatches from Easenada have
also been received at the State Department.
It will b3 remembered, that when an al
leged scheme to capture Lower California
was made public, Colonel E S. Foster, spe
cial ageut of the State Department, was
sent to Lower California to investigate and
report to the Department the real state of
affairs. While he confirmed the report of
the filibustering scheme [to capture the
peninsula, the great volume of testimony
taken by him has never been made public.
In view of the reported agination on the
peninsula, it is believed that the Foster
testimony will be given to the public soon
A good deal of interest is manifested here
over this affair.
if it has no other effect it may r**3ult in
the establishment of a large military post
at San Dieco.
General Vandever, Governor Murray and
General Cadwallader of San Diego, are
using every effort in this direction. To
morrow's Post will contain an interview
with Congressman Vandever regarding the
proposition to purcnsße. At one time it
was a fact that a conditional grant had been
made by the Mexican Government to
what was called the International Com
pany of Mexico. The grant was first
held by . Connecticut parties. They
afterwards transferred it to an English
syndicate, who controlled it in the interest
of the English and against the interests of
the large number of colonists who had
gone into that country from the United
States. While the Connecticut company
owned and controlled this grant they in
duced the investment of large amcuuts of
money by American citiz.-us, mostly living
in Southern California. Contracts which
they entered inti have, since the English
syndicate came into control, been disre
garded, causing an immense loss to the
people living in Southern California.
"I have now in my hands, to be pre
sented to Congress," says General Van
dever, "a petition, setting fjrth substan
tially these facs, signed by hundreds of
the best people i" the southern part of my
district, calling upon Congress to author
ize negotiation with Mexico for the purpose
of protecting their interests, and reimburs
irq them for money of which they have
been defrauded by this English syndicate.
The latter have controlled the peninsula
through military officers, notably Colonel
Scott, of the British army, but this fact,
while unpleasant to Americans, is a smali
matter beside the more important fact that
the English are now establishing a coaling
station at San Quentin on the peninsula.
"Another matter which is too important
for the Government to overlook is this: If
the English are allowed to continue in the
possession of Lower California, they will
control the mouth of Colorado river, one of
the principal rivers of our country, and
one ihat drains a large amount of country
in the States of Colorado, Nevada aud
California. The outlet of this river ought
not to be in control of a European power."
General Murray's presence in this city
has occasioned considerable speculation
among the Western men. It is now be
lieved that he, as well as General Cadwal
lader, are at work urging the adoption by
Congress of Vandever's scheme for negotia
tions with Mexico. It wiil be remem
bered that General Murray, with other Salt
Lake business men, left Utah to engage in
land speculation at or near Ensenada.
WILL MANDAMUS THE MINT.
A Mine-Owner to Test the Constitution
ality of the Silver Law.
Washington, January 2d.—"I am going
to take a pretty bold step," said Judge
Harley B. Morse, the wealthy mine-owner
of Denver. "I am giing to the Mint at
Philadelphia to-morrow or next day and
request the officials there to coin a bar of
silver tbat I s:hall carry with me, ir.to silver
dollars. If my request is refused, then I
shall, through my counsel, apply to the
Courts for a mandamus to compel the Mint
to coin my bullion. lam not alone in this
matter, but am acting for other miners
who, like myself, have grown weary of
watting for relief at the hands of the Gov
ernment. We . have engaged one of the
ablest lawyers in the United States, and
wiil test the constitutionality of the Act
demonetizing silver, the most infamous
piece of legislation in the hißtory of this
It Waa Reduced by Over $11,000,000
During the Fast Month.
Washington, January 2d.—The public
debt is as follows:
Aggregate of interest-bearing debt, ex
clusive of United Sates bonds issued to
Pacific railroads, $619 019,740; debt on
which interest has ceased since maturity,
$1,682,505; aggregate of debt bearing no in
terest, including national bank fund de
posited in treasury under ActofJulvll.
1890, $404,970,-704; aggregate of ce.tificates
offset by cash in treasury, $516,193,242: ag
gregate of deßt, including certificafes and
notes December 31, 1890, $1 541,871.198: de
crease of bonded debt daring the month,
$7,424 Oi?: total cash in the treasury. >,'■: •.
440,650; debt, less cash in treasury, Decem
ber 31, 1890. $SG2 430.531; debt, les3 cash in
treasury, November 30, IS9O, $863 435,939;
net decrease in debt during the montb,
Washington, January 2.l.—Butterworth
of Ohio to-day introduced in the House a
preamble and resolution relative to the
World's Columbian Exposition. The reso
lution provides that ihe President shall in
vite the several States and Territories to
hold suitable memorial services on the 12'h
day of October, 1892, commemorative of
the four hundredth anniversary of the dis
covery of America, and that th*y cause to
be made a urofile statue, painting, tablet or
other suitable memorial illustrative of the
resources, progress and development of
suc X State or Territory, and that such me
morial be placed on exhibition in tbe
group with those from other States and
Territories during tbe said Exposition.
Court Martial Antic pated.
Washington, January 2d.— Th^Xavy
Department is in receipt of a letter from a
Mare Island official stating that serious
trouble may arise from the investigation of
the Alert's condition. It is learned from
this letter that tbe work of Constructor
Foster and the conduction foreman have
been such that they have been compelled
to coudemn their own work", which is just
finished. A Court-martial may follow the
report of the Board.
Washington, January 2d —Cutcheon of
Michigan to-day introduced in the House a
joint resolution, constituting a Board to
consist of two Senators and three members
of the House and two officus each from
the army and navy, which shall take into
consideration during tbe tecess the sub
ject of coast defenses, with special refer
ence to the moat urgent necessities as to
fortifications, armament, defensive ships
Washington, January 21. — Representa
tive Kelley of Kansas to day introduced in
the House a bill directing the Secretary of
the Treasury to print fractional currency
to the amount of fifty millions of dollars.
Washington, January 2d.—The Secre
tary of tbe Treasnrv to day appointed A.
L. Drumruond, of New York, Chief of the
Secret Service Division of the Treasury.
IN THE SENATE.
Washington. January 21.—N0 business what
ever was transacted in the Senate alter meet
ing to day, and an adjournment was taken until
in the house.
The Speaker laid before the house the resig
nation of Markham as member of the Board of
Managers of the Soldiers' National Home. Re
The House then adj-mmed until Monday.
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SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Hon. Thomas Estey, of Marin, is here.
a. G. Davis has returned from Sierra valley.
Ex-State Printer P. L. Shoaffis at the Capital
Lawyer John T. Harrington, of Colusa, is in
G. W. Maxon is back from his Central Ameri
D. J. Simmons will start fjr the East tomor
Assemblyman J. 11. S?well, of Mendocino, is
n the city.
Hon. George Obleyer, of Yuba City, is at the
11. L. Weston, a pioneer journalist of Peta
luma, is tn the city.
Senator F. C. Delong, of Marin, is at the
Golden Esgle Hotel.
R. L Thomas, of San Francisco, is among the
recent arrivals here.
Hon. L, F. Moulton. the we'l-known Colusa
farmer, is at the Golden Eagle Hotel.
Isi M«u»huetz, formerly of this city, but now
of Stockton, peid a visit to Sacramento yester
Senator McComas came up from the southern
citrus belt last evening ana ls at the Capital
The annual party given by the Piaisir Club
at Turner Hall on N*>)W Years Eve was a largely
attended and very pleasant one.
\V. R. Ormsby, Chief Clerk in the Purchasing
Department of the Southern Pacific Company ia
this city, has been transferred to San Francisco.
NewY'eir's callers at the Sutter Club were
handsomely entertained by the members, who
dispensed the hospi-.alities of the club in royal
Senators Goucher, Eli Denison, W. E. Dargie,
F. C. Delong, F. s. ijpragne, Thomas Flint, Jr.,
E. c. Van Voorhies and John E. Hew ill are in
Four State Senatov arrived last evening and
registered at the Golden Eagle. They were
Thomns Flint, of San Benito; fill Dennison.of
Als-m.da; Frauk Spraguo, of Yolo, and George
C. Campbell, of Yal ejo.
"The copartnership with a party named Sher
man," which K. E. Montgomery was to engage
iv at North San Juan, turns out to have been a
life partnership. The hi-ppy coup'.e have gone
to Portland on their wedding tour.
Arrivals at tlie Golden Eagle Hotel yesterday:
Alfred Kroger, M. A. Kmecer, Newi'ork: A. B.
Rutt. C. R. Hoffman, Chicago; J. 7l Phillips,
St. Louis: E. T. rierce, Chico; D. J. Harding,
Boston; W H. Garnett. Dixon; Dr. I. H. Rand
and wife, Portland: Mrs. P. Humbert, Folsom;
George \V. Mafers, Reno; L. F. Moultou; Colusa;
Mrs. Dr. Manson, Fresno; J. H. ArriHiugo, J. \V.
Harpen. Snlsnn; W. A. Hawley. Santa Barbara;
F. C. De Long, iSovato: Matt Storm, city; Geo.
Stiner, Sam Aron. J. F. Bragg, J. F. Fuller, M.
D. Kant, San Francisco.
Last Sunday Abe Wilson, of this city, and
Reka Hardrag, of ban Francisco, were married
at the residence of the bride's parents, 1713
Laguna street, San Francisco. Ktv. Joseph
Levy, of this city, officiated. The parlors and
dining-room were profusely decorated with
flowers and evergreens, and there were about
seventy-five guests present, many of whom were
Sacramentans. Atier the ceremony a sumptu
ous wedding feast was served. The happy
couple were the recipients of many costly pres
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson visiied San Jose for
a few days, but have 6ince returned to Sacra
mento, which wi,l be their future home. They
are receiving their friends at 613 J street.
At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Wal
lace. 919 Sixteenth street, Thomas H. Wallace
and hliza A. CiiGe were united in marriage on
New Yeats eve, by the Rev. Mr. Beechgood,
William C. Halt and Lizzie J. Wallace acting as
groomsman aad bridesmaid, respectively. The
young people weie the recipients of many hand
some aud useful presents fiom their numerous
friends. The bride and groom held a reception
in the evening, and among those present were :
Mr. and Mrs. John Wallace, Mr. a::rl Mrs,
Thomas Stiilwell. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H.
Wallace, Mrs. Billon, Miss Nettie Billou, Miss
Blanch Billou, Miss telle Star et, Miss Margaret
Yule, Miss Lizzie Wallace, Miss Annie Bowman.
E. F. Met o lum, William H.Smith, Henry Gil
man, Thomas H. Hart. William C. Haft, L.
Smith, F. S. Stiilwell. J. B. Billou, William
Ciark, Joe Wallace, John Wallace, Jr. The
evening was spent in singing, speaking and
music till 12 o'clock, when a bouutital repist
was served, after which the company, wishing
all a happy New Year, left for home.
Arrivals at the Capital Hotel yesterday:
W. (i. Ke^all. Santa Barbara: J. H. Roups,
Lake county; H. B. Westman, J. E. McComas,
Pomona; L. A. Rockwell, Traver; J. 11. Seawell.
Ukiah; H. L. Weston, Petaluma, F. G. Hail,
Greenville; T. H. Estey, Nteasio; John G.
Howell, Oakland: W. Page, George Watson,
Folsom; W. B. McKean, San Francisco; H.
Skinner and wife, Benicia: J C. Mulligan, Ne
vada C ty; ' ■ r-i Boggs, W. H Hooper, Court
land; George Ohleyer, Yuba City R F. Schlett
ler and wile, Bursun, Cal ; J. Stephenson,
G. W. Pitts, ttcamer Modoc; A. P. Conklin, Invo
county: Miss May Hembree, T. Stone, city; G. C.
Turner and wife, Lakeview, Or.*, P. L. Shoaff,
Alameda; G. G. Goucher, Fresno; H. C. Silver,
Dixon; J. B. McDonald, Grayson; Mrs. H. Clark
and son, Turlock; R. E. Murray, Stockton; J. E.
Manlove, Perkins; D. H. Cantrell, Arno, Cal.;
J. C. Allen and wife, Michigan Bar: Abb. Sales,
Folsom; E. McCue, San FraDCisco: Charles
Standum, Routiers: J. J. Crawford, Placerville:
J. B. Hayes. San Franci«co: Jos. Johnstou, Fre
mont; W. C. Neasham, Portland; M. E. Clowe,
Knights Landing; W. F. Lennon, Oakland;
Edward Christy, Folsom; Ben Hill, Buisun; D.
B. Walker, Newman; Mrs. Wagner, A. W. Craig.
Wm. C. Jenny, San Francico: J. E. Camp, city.
Decision in the Burten Case.
Ban Diego, January 2d.—A partial de
cision was rendered in the famous Burten
estate today, disallowing all the claims
against the estate and allowing the admin
istrator to ;ell enongh real estate to pay
the widow an allowance of $2od a month
from the time of the filing of her petition,
in #--•'. amounting to about $12,000. The
question of heirship and titles will proba
bly be d-cided soon.
Grass Valley Burglaries.
Geas? Valley, January 2d.—There were
two more burelaries last ni;h'. Maurice
O'Connor's saloon on Mill street wa? en
tered through the back door and a lot of
cigsrs a*-.d bottles of liquors stolen. M.
Spr--ale's place, corner of Mill and Nea!
streets, was entered by breaking in the
glass of tbe front iluer.' Two dollars and a
half wets stolen from the till. The safe
was trieii, but the robbers were not able to
1 free it opsa. Orass Valley has no night
IN FOREIGN LANDS.
A Beief Tbat tbe Home Rule Move
ment is Defunct.
TRYING TO PATCH UP A PEACV.
Advice to Gladstone From a Con
servative Organ—Disastrous Ex
plosion in a Coal Pit—Etc.
[SPECIAL DISFATCHKB TO THK BECOKD-CNIOS.J
SITUATION IN IRELAND.
A Version of tbo Parnell and O'Brien
New York, Janu ry 2J.—Tbe Journal"s
London special says : It is stated oh the
authority of a clcsj friend that the follow
ing is the correct version of what took
place at the conference between Parnell
and O'Brien at Boulogne : Parnell assured
O'Brien that if the latter would lake the
leadership in a spirit lrieudly to Parnell,
the Government would be "squared," so
that O'Britn would not be forced to serve
his term of impiisonment, but. would be
free to return to England or Ireland, and
Parnell would re'ire from the nom:n:il
leadership until the general elections,
when, with O Brien's aid, he would swtep
the country and ride into power again, in a
position of absolute independence, and sit
uated so as to hold the.balance of power in
Parliament with tbe Dish party and force
Irom either the Tories or Liberals a full
home-rule programme. The fact that Par
nell feels able to promise immunity to
O'Brien from Conservative molestation
gives color to the supposition of his au
thority with reference to his own party
and that he will ai-ain make an alliance
wi'h the Conservatives and wreak his re
venge upon the Liberals for attemptirg to
ruin his political prospecs. Well informed
Irish members declare, however, that
should Mr. O'Brien consent to this scheme
for tfce le.irement of Parntli, which they
do not believe will be case the rest of the
programme as ou'lintd Hoove will not be
carried through without a bitter itrnggle.
New York. January 2d —Lute last night
John Dillon was seen concerning the Dub
lin cablegram in which it was state! that
O'Brien had cabled him that Parnell
would retire if O'Brien was made leader of
the Irish party. Dillon said as far as he
knew nothing definite had been accom
plished and as his dispatches were confi
dential he must refuse to divulge their
a conference at nrnLis.
Dcelin, Jannary 2d —Parnell has ar
rived in this city and is holding a lorg
conference with Timothy D. Harrington
and Dr. Joseph Kenny. It is understood
the conference between Parnell and
O'brien will be resumed on Tuesday next.
HOME ROLE DEFUNCT.
London, January 2 i.—The Daily Tele
graph (Conservative) to-day invites the fol
lowers of Gladstone to recognize the mani
festly distasteful fact that Home Rule for
Ireland is defunct. The present policy of
the Liberal party, the Telegraph thinks, is
certain to give way to a ditlerent pro
gramme, while the party itself will at some
time have to make new combinations.
"After next election" says the Telegraph,
"Home Bu'e will be barely represented i*.
Parliament and wili sink to the level of the
radical fads of socialism total abstinence
and anti-vaccination craze."
The same paper further urges the Glad
stonians to disregard the vain imaginings
and return to ancient ways of Liberalism
and advocates the rearranging of Parlia
mentary groups into a great national party
on one side of the House Commons, and
on the other a minority of restless, powerless
Irish separatists, and English socialists.
Several Girls Burned at a School Fete
London, January 2d.—While a school
fete was in progress at Wortley, near
Leeds, yesterday, a strine of Chinese lan
terns with which the grounds were illumi
nated, became detached from their fasten
ing and fell upon the heads of a bevy of
In a moment the dresses of several girls
were ignited and a scene of the wildest ex
citctr.e-t ensued. Other pupils rushed to
the rescue of their comrades and beat out
•he flames with their hands, but in doing
this they suffered severely themselves, a
number being badly burned on the hands
and arms. Fifteen girls were more or less
burned, and it is feared some of them wiU
not survive their injuries.
To the present time four deaths are re
corded as the result of the fire at the school
fete at Wortley, and several of the injured
children are not expected to recover.
London's Working Women,
London. January 2d—The condition of
female workers in the metropolis is at
tracting great inierest. Many women en
gaged in the match-box trade are employed
from 7 in the morning until 10 or li at
night, and on Fridays they often work all
night, tbey providing their own paste and
fuel for drying their boxes, and all this for
from 5s Od to 7s a week. Tbey not only
work, but they almost starve, and, accord
ing to Mr. Labouchere, "to starve is bad
enough, but to work and starve is a hid
London, January -i-—The metropolis is
constantly being horrified by the discovery
of "baby farms" where infants are treated
in the cruelest manner possible. The latest
discovered is at Brixton, on the Surrey side
of the Thames. A woman who gave the
name of Mrs. Reeves was the proprietress.
When the police searched her residence
they found eight emaciated, filthy, sickly
babies crowded into one small, ill-ventilated
room. Some of them will die.
Berlin, January 2d.—A dispatch from
Bochum, Westphalia, announces tbat a
disastrous explosion has takeu place in a
coal-pU at that place. The total number of
lives lost is unknown. The bodies of two
men killed, aud nine injured men, have
been recovered, but it is feared that a num
ber of other miners perished.
The latest dispatch says that nine men
were killed and tea fatally injured.
Expected Exodus of Russian Jews.
London, January 2d.—The Chronicle's
Vienna correspondent says: Reports re
ceived from Russia state that severe anti-
Semitic measures are being enforced and
that hundreds of Jewish shops are being
closed daily, and thousands of families
being expelled from different villages
throughout Russia. A great exodus of
Russian Jews, especially to America, is
looked for in the spring.
Portugal* Debt Increasing.
London, January 2J.—Statistics ju3t pub
lished concerning Portuguesa finances are
of an astonishing character. The debt of
Portugal has increase! 400 per cent, in the
past forty years, acd the Government ex
penses have increased 500 per cent. The
revenue has only trebled meantime, and
the annual deficiency bas become fourteen
times greater than at the beginning of the
Now! Contest Between Noblemen.
London, January 2d.—A match has been
arranged between the Earls ot Shrewsbury
and Lonsdale for a twenty-mile driving
contest, Ir >m L»icesUT to Me;»o:i, eariv in
March. The first live miles isK.be with
single harness, the next live with pairs, the
n-*xt five with riding postilions and pairs,
a:id the last five miles with four-in-hand
mail coacl.es The stake is a large one.
Carnot'* New Tear Reception.
Paris, Jannary 2d.-President Carno'.'s
New Year reception was an especially bril
liant aflair. Monsignor Hotel is, the Papal
Nuncio, who introduced the members of
the Diplomatic Corps, expressed in the
i.ame of all hearty good wishes for the
prosperity of France. President Caruot
replied in similar terms.
Bishop Freppel's Advice.
Pabis, January 2d.—Bisbcp Freppel, at
the recent reception to the clergy, declared
the Catholics must organiz?, not as a party,
hut under the direction of their Bishops,
and "wrest from the Free Masons and free
thinkers the rights aud liberties of which
they have been depr ved."
Effect of the Tariff.
London, January 2d.—According to trade
statisiics puolished to day, i?28,0U0 worth of
Sheffield cutlery was exported during the
past quarter, as against £74 000 worth tbe
previous quarter. This decrease is staled to
be owing to the workings of the new United
i:,<tiling Sea Matter.
LotNDuN, January 2d.—Lord Salisbury is
reported to have sent assurances to Ottawa
that there is no change in the status of the
Behring Sea question, aid will not be until
the United biatts consents lo arbitration,
and that in tbe meantime British subjects
will con'inue to be protected in their law
Charles Hamtord Dead.
Chicago, Jauuarv 2d—A private cable
eraru announces the death at Liverpool of
Charles Bauiford, founder of the great tirm
of Bdmfard Bros , the mest extensive deal
ers in American hog products in Great
Family Frozen to Death.
Londjn. January 2d.—A family of five
persona, tramping through the country,
were found near Cambridge, thu mornitg,
frozen to dea'h.
Senator Peyrat Dies.
Paris, January 2J.—Alphonse Peyrat,
the French author and Senator h dead.
ROBBER LYNCH ESCAPES.
He Coolly Walks Ou; of ,he Police Couit
During tha St s-ton .
San Francisco, January 2.1 —There wa3
coEsiderable excitement over the escape of
a notorious robber from the dock in Police
Judge Kix's Ccu'*( this morning.
J'h'ge R'X had occasion to speak to
Bailiil Duncan, who has fjr yeare had
charge of the dock, and i.ssuon ns Duncan's
hick was tu'tied John E Lynch, Snown as
Jack Lynch, in en a cuarge of robbery,
opeoed the door of the dock and quietly
walked out of the Cout room. When he
got outside it is said he ran rapidly toward
"Did you see a man walk out?" asked
half a dozen persons in chorus of BailifJ
"No," said he, and in a moment he saw
that the notorious Lytch had gone. Offi
cers at once start-d in pursuit, but no trace
of Lynch had be»n found np to noon. On
November 28lh Lynch robbed little Mamie
Mnrphy of $10 in the Irish American sa
loon. The little girl aged 10, had gone to
the saloon to get a bill changed, and as she
was coming out Lynch put bis hand over
her mouth, stole the $10 and ran.
SUNDAY RELIGIOUS NOTICES.
Westminster |-r,--!»vi^rlan Church, cor
ner Sixth and L streets—Preaching at 10:45 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m by the pastor, Rev. R. M. Stev
enson, r-übjects: Morning, "staying tonalities."
Evening: "Are You Happy?'' Sabbath school
at 12:15 p. M. Young Peooie's Meeting at 6:30 p.
v. All are cordially welcomed. *
First Bautixt Church, Ninth street, be
tween L and >I—l'.istor, Rev \V. Ward Willis.
Preaching at 11 a. m.: ' Special Communion
Service." The pastor requests all members to
be present. 7:3): ">'ew Year's Resolves." Sun
day-school. I_':ls. All cordially invited. *
First Unitarian Society, Cattle Hall'
northwest corner of Ninth and I streets—Preach"
iUK at 11 a. M. by Rev. C P. Massev. Sublet;
"The Word Which Was From the Beginning.'
Sunday-school at 12:15. A cordial welcome to
Spiritualism at Fioneer Hall—Sunday
at 2:30 anfl 7:: to. Dr. Tiiylor, inspiration speaker;
Mrs. Prof. ISdiubrirlge, pianist and sopranist;
two clairvoyants will give teste. *
Kminauuel Baprist Church, Twenty-fifth
and N—Rev. 11. B. Hutchins, pastor. Preaching
at 11 a. M. and 7:30. Sunday-school at 12:30. -
Calvary Puptint Church, I street, bet ween
Twelfth and Thirteenth—Key. A. C. Herrick,
wiil preach at 11 A. M. Theme: *'As Thy Days,
N> Thy Strength." Sabbath-school at 12:16.
Washington tchool 3 p.m. Evening service at
7:30, subject: "Lookiug ou the Things of
Others." All welcome. •
Congregational Church, Sixth street'
between I and J—The pastor. Bey. J. B. silcox
will pieaeh at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Evening
thtme: "Ihe Graves of 1890."
Eupllsh Lutheran Church, Fireman's
Hall. Eighth street, between J and X—Rev. W.
S. Hoskiuson, pastor. 11 A. M : New Year serv
ices, baptism, admission of members, prepara
tory services. 7:3 M; Holy Communion. All wiil
be very welcome here. Highland Paik Sunday
school J p. m. »
Sixth-street M. E. Church, betweeu X
and L streets—Preiching by the pastor. Rev.
Arnold T. Needfcam, morning and evening.
Services at 10:15 A. M. and 7:30 p. *_, Evening
subject: "The Camp Fire.'*—first of a series of
military 6ernions. Epworth League at 6; 10 r. _.*
St Paul's Episcopal Church. Eighth
street, betweeu I and J—Rev. John F. yon tlerr
lich, rector. Litany and Holy Communion at 11
A. M Evening pmyer at 7:30 P. v Sunday
school at 1J: 15. Mission school at 3r. M. *
M. E. Church South, Seventh street,
between J and X—Preaching by the pastor, I?ev-
A. C. Bane, at 11 a. m. Subject: "The Apcca
rtptic Horses and Their Kiners." At 7:30 p. M.:
"A Popular Traßedy in Five Acts." «
First Christian Church, Eighth street,
between N and O—J. C. Aganier, pastor Preach
ing at 11 A. M. and 7:^o p. m. Sunday-school at
9:15 a. m. A cordial invitation is given to attend
this church. •
Central *•*.. E. Church, Eleventh street,
between H aud I—Rev. C. 11. Beechgood, pastor.
Services at 10:41 a. m. and 7:SO p. M. Young
People's Meeting at f>:ls p. M. All are cordially
Floience Mission, Third street, between
J and X—Free Gospel Meetings every night in
the week and Sunday at 3:30 r. M. *
Mrs. L. It. Klester, of Dayton, Ohio,
Corresponding Secretary ot the Missionaiy So
ciety of the United Brethren Church, who is a
P)pular speaker in the East, will speak in tbe
nited Brethren Church, corner of Fourteenth
and X, on Sunday morning at 11 a. m. All are
Department One—Armstrong-, Judge.
Friday. January 2,1891.
Matter ol W. B. Walters, insolvent debtor-
Order setting apart property.
Natom* Water and Miniug Company vs. Mar
garet W,ldc—Judgment modified by consent to
?:X>; stay of proceedings for twenty days.
Reclamation District No. 3 vs. J. Grant—Con
tinued two weeks.
Same vs. A. M Tullis—Same order.
Matter of J. F.Fenton, inso.vent—J. A.Parker
appointed assignee; bond S'J.OOO.
J. F. Hill vs. S. U. Miller—Report of receiver
Creditors vs. Wilson & Kinney—Order to pay
$200 preferred claims.
Theresa Julier vs. Charles F. Juliet—Cause or
dered tranterred to Placer county.
Matter of F. Mason, insolvent debtor—Motion
to pay preferred claims continued till the 7th.
Mrs. Nettie Fox vs. J. A. Parker—Demurrer
overruled; ten days to answer.
Department Two—Van Fleet, Judge.
Friday, January 2,1891.
Hoagland vs. Clarke— -übmitted.
F. D. Myers vs. Hli Mayo—Continued to Satur
day at 10 x. m.
M .-? Nevis vs. J. A. Azaveda—Continued to
the 16th, at 1:30 l\ _.
Julius Steinhardt vs. Chris Wahl—Continued
E. Pierce vs. City of Sacramento—Continued.
Estate and guardianship of Helena Leberer, a
minor—Johu liatcher appointed guardian; bond
Estate of Elizibeth Cisco, deceased—Letters
to G. W. Herlow.
Estate ol B. Naughmn. deceased—Order set
tling final account and lor distribution.
i -a*v and guardianship of Mary A. Atkinson,
deceased—continued one week.
E-tate of P. Erauw, deceased—Continued one
Estate ot J. Baviijuler, deceased—Continued
Estate of Margaret Whiteley, deceased—Con
tinued one week.
fcntate ol il Garbe. deceased—The executor,
E. K'.ebits, discharged from his trust.
■ lesol i:. GOf-tan, J. D. Peterson and R.
Labater—Order, of decree of aue notice to cred
lien in each estate.
iville. Jannary 3d —Walter Lemon
of Kern ouii'y threw himself in front of
the east-bound train to day and was killed.
The cans-- of the deed 13 unknown.
WHOLE NO. 12,356.
CALIFORNIA AND COAST.
A Violent Earthquake Shock Felt at
TRAGIC SHOOTING AT TKU KEE.
The Crew of th« Wrecked St ••--.an
Bronght Back to San Francisco
—Perturbed Saloon Men.
.SPECIAL DISPATCHES TO THE RECOBIVrNION.I
MOUNT HAMILTON TREMBLED.
Professor flolden Reports the "evercot
Earthquake Bho< k since 1808
Mount Hamilton. January 2d —A vio
lent eortfcquake shock stopped our stand
ard clock at 18 seconds this nfternum. The
pendulum swings about north and south.
Several ce-lirg-i were cracked iri the Ob
servatory, snd large pieces of plaster were
thrown down in the brick bouses
Bo far as I know no damsge was done to
The earthquake registers indicrtte by far
the severest shock sinca 1868 in N.rtnern
California. Is Intensity was seven on the
Bast fond site. The pen of the duplex
se's cometer was thrown completely o 1 tbs
glass plate. Some definite id.-a of the force
may be had when I say that a swinging*
lamp, making a pendulum of about fifteen
inches in length, whicii is suspended in my
study was still in vibration twenty min^
utes ofier the shock. Framed ph .f.^rapbs
on my mantel were overthrown. It appears
that serious damage would be done to the
heuses here by a shock twice this Intensity,
but it looks ai if tne Observatory would
stand considerably more.
The large telescope has teen tecured to
ils base by four holding-down b.!:s. and it
is as safe as it can be made.
Edward S. Holdeji.
IT SHOOK OTHER PLACES, TOO.
San Francisco, January 2-I.—An earth
quake of two shocks occurred this noon,
the first at exae'ly 12:00:10, as registered at
the Appraisers' building. It wasstarpand
quick. The second was longer and very
marked, with a total duration of about
fifty seconds Tbe direcion, as noted in
differen* parts of the city, was nearly north
west and southeast, though ft Tailed some
points of the cotupas? in different sections,
and one competent observer in tb-e central
part of the city made it wes'. and east for
the first shock, ending with almost north
and south for the second. Tbebeisuiograpb
of Mr. Edmunds, a! Professor Davidson'3
observatory, shows the direction to have
been almost northwest and southeast,
tallying with Professor Davidson's own
observations, made in the Appraisers'
Stockton. January 21. —A rather sharp
earthquake was felt here precisely at 12 m.
The vibrations were south to north.
Lathrop, January 2d —There was a se
vere shock of earthquake at 12:01 p. m. to
day. Houses squeaked, clocks stopped and
lamp-chimneys were broken. There was
no further damage. The seismic influence
was apparently exerted in the direction of
east to west.
Modesto, January 2d.—A sharp earth
quake was felt here at noon to-day. Tbe
shock lasted fifteen seconds. The vibra
tions were north and south.
San Jose. Jannary 2d —At 12 o'clock a
sharp earthquake was felt here. The
movement was north »cd sou h and- it
lasted about fifteen seconds. Clock] were
stopped aud buildings rocked, but no dam
age is reported.
Gilroy, January 2J.—One of the heaviest
earthquakes ever felt here occurred at 12.01
this afternoon. The .duration was k-ss than
half a minnte, but wts accompanied by
heavy rumblings and a sickening swaying
sensation. The gas-n.tturts and movables
swayed and clattered considerably.
Santa Cruz January 2d —At 12:02
o'clock the heaviest eaithqut>ke was felt
here since 1867. The only damage re
ported ihus iar is ihe bre?kiug cf one
show window and slight damage to glasa
jars in the drug-stores.
Salinas, January 2d.—A very severe
shock oi canhqußße was felt here at 12 m.
to day. The vibrations were from north to
Elverano, January 2d.—A severe shock
of earthquake was felt here this af.ernoon
at 12:20. It moved from southeast to
northwest. The houses were shaken np.
Arrival at San Francisco of the Norwe
gian ship Struan's Crew.
San Francisco, Januery 2d—The tug'
Vigilant arrived today with eighteen men
comprising the officers and crew of the Nor
wegian ship S' man, which was found
abandoned last week oy the steamer Scotia.
TheStruanwas bound from Port Dis
covery to Melbourne, and on December 2d,
during a storm, lest her rudder. Th? vessel
was in a water-logged condition, but the
crew stayed with her until December 18in,
when they were taken off by tbe Briiish
bark Tamar E. Marshall, which had been
sighted during the storm and which stayed
alongside until the weather moderated.
Three weeks ago one of the Struan's crew
fell from aloft while setting the signals and
broke both legs. He wa« taken to the hos
pital immediately on being landed, to day.
After taking the men off the Marshall,
headed for San Francisco and was sighted
near the Faraones by the tug Vigilant.
PERTURBED SALOON KEEPERS.
Effect ol the New Saloon I,< ,-. -, i n San
Ban Bernardino, January 2<'.—Tbe new
county saloon license ordita-ice that to.k
effect to-day created consternation among
the saloon men. I provides tha' a major
ity oi the voters in any voting prrcinct. as
shown by the total vote cast ai the lust reg
ular election, may protest against r.r.y sa
loon license being granted in their precinct,
and the Board of Supervisors shail grant
Nine saloons were killed to-day hy these
petitions, two in South Riverside, one in
Redlaud, and one in Hiehiands and three
in American piecir.ct adjoining this city.
Saloons are being located opposite the
Santa Fe depot in this city. Thirty-three
licenses were issued, nineteen for San Ber
nardino, three for Colton, three for Daggett,
three fcr Calico, three for Needles, one for
Barstow and one lor Banning. Other
towns in the county have no saloons.
Los Angklw, January 2d—A meeting
of prominent citizens wss held here to-day
to take steps to secure the entrance of Lop
Angelea into the California Baseball
League. The movement is backed by the
Pacific Cable Company, and it is the inten
tion to establish first-class grounds ou First
street. San Francisco players are well
pleased with their reception here and will
remain for a series of games. Rube Levy
%as not reßrly co seriously irjured as tele
graphed from Ban Diego.
Judge Lynch Hay Take a Band.
Trl-kke. January 2 I—Charles Dunn
shot Alfred Almas this afternoon. Almas
accused Dunn of being one of four men
who tried to rob him New War's eve on
the sidewalk. After quarreling over the
matter this afternoon Dunn struck Almas,
and when the latter returned the blow
Dunn drew a pistol and. placing the muz
zle again-1 Almas' back, Cred. If Almas
dies lynct ing is apprehended.
Butte Coiii;t.i'i< Exhibit.
Marysyili.e, January 2d. —A delegation
of Oroville and Chico C't'zi-s csme down
tc-day to airange for Butte county's ex-'
hibit at the Citrus Fair. Tbey wer? given
one-fourth of the space in the pavilion and
will begin work at once. The work of
decorating the pavilion i« progressing.