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TOLI3IE LX^iX.-XO. 122.
INDIAN TROUBLES.
Hostilcs From Canada Creating
I Much Alarm.
FEELING OP UNEASINESS AMONG
SETTLERS IN NEVADA.
Contrary to Expectations, More of tlie
Warring Tribes A rrived at the Pino
Ridjro Ajr<-::cy Yesterday — Use
Troop* Keeping a Sharp IxjolvoiiL
on Their .Movements.
Special to tlie Kecoud-T'niox.
Pink Redge, Agency, Jan. 11.—Kot
wWintHnding the reports received at
iwadquarters last night, the hostile Indi- '
an* did not come in to-day. They havo
not even reached the mission, as was an- ;
novneed by scouts last night, indeed, to
far as the best information obtainable
goes, the oily reliable fact is that the
Indians have started, and that is all. As
to the time of coming into the agency,
that is a point which does not concern I
the Indians. So many times Indeed, I
have they promised.to <•< -;:e in, without
keeping their promise, that no reliance
c&ti be placed in them.
Father Jute, the Jesuit missionary,
•who ii^s done yood work among the lms
tilos, siiid to-day that lm will believe the
Indians no more. Father Jute resides
at the mission, nearly live miles i'n;m the
agency, li was ;-.t this point that the hos
tUea were to have camped last night.
Father Juto said ii.is atternoon that no
luiiian.s were within live miles of tiic
yla." .
The failure of the Indians to put in an
appearance is a disappointment to Gen-I
era! Miles, who expected them this morn- '
iuii-r. Last night tho General sent al
courier to Captain Offley, commanding
the Second Battalion <v' the Seventh Cay
airy, stationed <m Craven Creek. This
position is about eight miles Cromtha
agency and commands a viow of Gi neral
Brooke's command, the camp ot the Los- j
tiles and the agency.
Captain OOey ropori ■ Lhis afternoon
with his comsnaad to roiniorce ttM gar
rieon hero, in accordance with Giener I
Miles] instructions. A, semi-circle •>/'
troops now overlooks the frii ndiies'
camp and oomniands the agency. This
dispt Bition is made to guard against any
treachery on the part of the friendlies,
few of whom arc above suspicion.
• -.. ot( uaat Taylor, in command ofjhe ■
scouts, lias sent oul one of his uien to |
ascertain tho exact location of the bostilos,
ami the number m<i\ ing this way.
Tins afternoon Lieutenani Bettensi or'
the Ninth Cavalry, came in and a:;
--nounced thatCijlonel 1!- arj ' ■■■ mi
had moved on to White iliver, seven
miles nearer tko agency. Thiscomiaand
is acconrpanied by four companies of the
Second Infantry, under Colon* I VVheaton.
Lieutenant Bretons says hostiles aro
abodt l<_ ii mil's to the left of th«f corn
man '- ■■ ' ; - now maj thing to tiiii
point,;; • ■ ■ .' ..' Ufi sea miles.
i.;:;. ral .r< oke marched about -!x
- i->-:l:.y, a: d his position oh White
< !.... i'.-t tk h ■ ■■;■;■ taken i'. 1-' < 'oloni 1
Oiii.y. '::•.(•.;.•■ , rt>conimaudswill follow
™1 1 n ■ Indians, and are now behind them
but sis miles. Lieutenant Hattens .;■><<•
irts that ri:. [ndis is iire moving
slowly towai ■ ■i-u.
Captain Pierce, ..: i >w agent, arrived
to-day. Ho said, in response to ques- j
tion -. that ■••: I not care :•• *:uk of mat- !
ters at the new pos to-day, preferringto
look over the p.rcoinJ. ana fiunili&rizo
himself with tbo ;>-' lira first.
Seven giri . mmates of the sohool here,
escaped last n'c-.r.. and joined friends out- !
si'! . The; hi vo not yet buen found. !
Tho religious sorvices hereto-day were
very meager. In tho Government
school, where Presbyterian services aro j
usually held, t.io windows were barred,
and about tta • . ■ .. ,■•>:' |
infantry men 'jehind earthworks. Tho
Episcopalian ('. larch ii sttU in uso :i i i
hospital, and it s filled with those injured
at Wounded Knee, l-.. the school just |
beyond f^ithorJ ite hold Catholic service, i
half of the worsAipers being Induins,
the most proiuiucnt oi \ h.om v/aa old
.- I Cloud.
THBHO3TTL3S BTBAB )'i.\l: UtDOB.
WASHiSG'POJf, Jan. Ll.—General Scho
fleld to-nighl i iceivod :. dispatch from
Qen 126 ties al Pine Rid| c stati !g Ih ■
111 ■. • entire bo ly of hostile in Hans, about :
:;,(.. *s in number, have arrived within five
miles ol Pine Ridge, and he"expects that
they will raich the agency to-iuarrow. :
Captain Pieitie's arrival is also reported
by Greaeral Miles.
TROOPS WOT To r.I.AVK.
Xkw ■ r, Jan. 1L Gem raj O'Brien
to-night received a letter from F^atlier
Crafts,at Pine Ridge,saying thathe baa
improved rapidly. Spoakine of the
Wounded Knee light, he says the Indians
■i tii'>., and the troops were not i<<
blatneftjrthe bvholesa ki ling, as every
thing v ■ '■:• >- quarters.
•:• -i!. i - lwl,!.lMi CATTLB.
Pin;- Ride Aoj m ■ U ri. 11. —A band
o!' hostilea this mi ruing killetLa am ibor
of cattle l-;'-'!'.;:::- to th .nit
five miles : hy. Thi I liesi
report at midnight is tn ittl -I. tiles aro i
aboui live irriloa !;-<>m the agency.
1 EQKXT APFEAIi F.i: ABK3.
Bismarck (8. D.), Jan. 11.—Governor
Burke j •• received ;; number of I
telegrams fro n the citizens of Bottirj tau,
Devil's Lake, Willow City and other
places in the northern part of the State,
urg« ntly appealing i'->r arms and ammo- j
nition as a means of protection against i
the lndi:;i:<.
it seems that the movemi nta of several
siiwil bands <>! Indians in the Turtle !
Mountains vicinity have greatly alarmed
the settlers. The ghost dance is in prog
ress in that region, and the Indiana ap-I
peas to bo concentrating In tii-- Turtle j
i.i;t:ui;s on both sides of the Caaarfia i
line. They are well armed and arei
rorudng the Inhabitante x<> Buch an ex
tent that, they are flocking into the vil- '<
lag; b.
Govi rnor Burke sent an agent to tho!
- neof the troubio with 2,60u rounds of
ammunition, and has telegraphed the
War DepartmenJ for 1,000 stands of arms.
Ho is doing everything thai can be done
to allay the fi arsofthe people, which may
in -t be well lound( d.
He has informed Secretary Blame by
telegraph that Endians belonging in Man
itoba hat! come into North. Dakota sod
were menacing the settlers.
A di^; atch *'as recoived from Secretary
Blame mis evening saying thai the Cana
dian authorities !':id been notified and
nrged to ;:;!;<.' j'»•• »;:ijit action to so are the
retnrnoftho Indians to British territory.
. . Governor is also in receipt of a dis
patch&omthe War Department stating
that his request for I,«W si of arms
will be complied with. If thi situation
lov i-morrow, militia will be
s-.-nt.
grams received to-night show that
there is no truth in the reported raid on
Bottineau.
srrri.Y KKEIGIITEK.S ON" A STHIKE.
St. Paul, Jan. 11.—An Oehichs in. I>. i
Bpecißi to the Pioneer Press says: Bed
Blanket and one of Young-Man-Afraid
of-His-HoTses'head chic& arrived here
tiii-^ afternoon with a band of ii>' follow
ers, tm route back to Pine Rid^efromaj
hunting expedition in the Big Horn
Mountains, and Major Parke of the Six
teentfa Ir.i'antry took them in chargeaad :
acuxied General Miles, wlio gave him au- i
THE RECORD UNION
thority to i ;sue five days' rations ai d
!-' ad them on to the agency in charge ol
sort,
■ ■ ' i " strike is on at this point,
this being the supply station for troops
now in thefield. While the Government
had charge <>>' the transfer teams they
paid Al per day, but oa Thursday
last two contractors appeared <>n the i
Bceneand reduced tho compensation so
that the teamstefa would not be able to
makemon than §2 a day, and a well-or
ganized strike ensued. Fourteen car- i
loads of supplies tire now oji the side- '
track, and it i . evident that the three
camps dj troops which are stationed thirty
miles distant must bo running shun of
supplies. Seventy-five teamsters are en
gaged in the strike, and not a wheel lias
turned sine Monday last.
TIIK DAHOEB BEI/TBVED TO HE OVER.
MixxKAi'.a.is. Jan. 11.—A 'trilwto
special from Bismarck, N. D., says:
Uovernor Burks has dispatches this
evening from Adjutant-General Dcvoy,
Major Mc.Kee and Captain Verkey, who
area! Bottineau, stating that the situation
on the Manitoba border is lesssericms. ,v<.
break lias occurred, thongs thclndi
sus are dancing and firing their guns day
and night. Tho satUers havo Bed from
I beir homed by scores.
Tho Governor shipped 2f>o stand of
gnus from Bismarck to-night to be dis- ;
tributed at Bottineau. fie also tele
graphed Senator] Catsey toscothat 1,000
.-i..;i<i Of rifles ailfl UGatling gun were
forwarded by the War D< partment. The
membera of the Legislature who repre
sent the northern counties believe the
danger is about over.
A SKUtMimi RETORTED.
St. Lot i.-, jaii. 11.—A sp.-eul to the
Republican from Reloraine, Manitoba, i
Rays: A report has reached hero thai a !
skirmish occurred this morning between I
Canadian mounted police and Turtle !
Mountain !.,.iians, at :'is!i Lake, on the |
boundary. One poliei i-.an and three In- i
dians are said tolinve been killed, More
policearoon the way i'r«.m Brandon to
tl • reservation. The hostiles uumbcr
400.
MILITIA or.PEr.ED IX ISKADINTSS.
Tacoma (Or.), Janj 11.—Company C,
X. g. A M has received ordareto-fce ready
to move to the scones <>r the reported In
dian trouble in theO'Kahagan country.
GHOST DAVCJB tS NEVADA.
Elico, Jan. 11.—Sam fttcMutlen, a lead
ing rancher of Star Valley, at the head >>i
EJumboldt £Uv or, to-day telegraphed
Sheriff Tnik asking for arms and ammu
nition. There being none in Elko, the I
Sh< riff telegraphed to Governor Colcord
at Carson for s.>:nc.
MeMullen vays thai 2W Indians are
holding a ghost dance i;- Star Valley, and
the situation is threatening. Several
Bannock indiany appeared in tho vicinity \
;; -.•"', days ago, and since theno number i
of Piutes have left Elko for Star Valley.
Theghosi dance is being held half a mile i
from Death Station, Elko county.
Vl' E SCORES I2fDIAJfB.
N.iivTrr Yakima (Wash.), Tun. IL—
Fifty stands of brms were snipped from
here to-day, consigned to Gem ral Curry,
at Spokane Falls, for a Ln< tse of trou- :
ble with the Moses Cndiahs, pn the Col-I
-iV reservation. No trouble is antici
pated iron; tin- Yakima Indians,nlthough :
itii reported that the sale of arms and
ammunition to tlum haa been unusually
large. Tho reservation lerk brings news
that the renegade Indians who Jive along
the line of tho >■.>;!;■>;.. l are now dancing,
but it is believed to be nothing more than
the usual Tainiinanus dance.; for a short
winter and a pood rtin ■ 'salmon.

THE NEW GUN FOUNDRY.
STIibXG ARGfMEXT IX FAVOR OT?
1-iINICIA AS JTIE LOCATION.
The Uclay of the Commission In Hand
ing in its Report tho Subject
of Comment.
Eal to the Eecohd-Uxiox.
Wash kg ton, Jan. U. —Secretary Proo- '
tor, Major-General Schoflcld and General !
Bennett appeared before the Senate Com
mittee on Appropriations yc3terdayand :
submitted strong arguments in favor of
establishing ■■■■ gun foan try on the Pacific ■
t, Th the opinion that
tho Gtovemracni should bnild its own
guns in its own factoi ies and depend upon i
private enterprises for steel forgings.
said that tho completion of the
V*. ...cr. lict arsenal and the establishny m
of another on the coast was io us very im
bant. ,
It is not probable that an appropriation '
can be secured fait this purpose during!
this session of Congress. Oao reason is!
because the board appointetLto examine
ir.tu the facilities for producing steel !
ttgs was dilatory vi submitting :ls !
report The report recommending Bern- :
i'ia was lianded in just one day aner the |
military lortiticatlona i.ill passed tho
. If it Uad i c m pi( ; scv( ral dava
:-• • i er an appropriation might pos »biy
haveb< n • uredsufßcioat lobegin the
work al Benicia.
The appropriatlorl might be secured if
tlio Senate, where tho tullitary appropri-I
;■. bill is now pending, would recom- j
mend it; but Messrs. ri >rrow and Me-
Kenna say that the Senate Appropriation
c;minittcc will r.ot appr iprinte money
.:;'li- ii • foundry i-i Benh-ia, orany- :
w here else, raitil'thcfacillties for produc- j
ing steel forgiag is a matter beyond
bt.
The Commission, in it« report recom
mending an appropriation r.i- tho works
at Benicia, promised to submit the report
•• 1 r • ing soon, but they seem to
tn taking their time, it ts asserted that
a powerful lobby, is at work hero in the
interest of private osanufacturors, who
re» King to obtain pnyatc contracts for j
tho manufacture of guns of suilicient I
amount to warrant theon putting in the'
vary expensive plant required which
would proliably cosi a million or more I
dollars. It i.-- charged that thoy are doing
their utmost to discourage the Govern
jnent /Voi.i its purpose of establishing a '
Government fohndry </ii the Pacific I
. Tho California Associatod Press
lorrespondent it not prepared to confirm
these charges, but it must be confessed]
that affairs in this connection look very
suspicious. Why .did too Commission de-
DLrst report so long? Why was i?
seal i:i j;is;t a day afh rtlio military appro
priation i'iii passed the House? why
does the Commission not lile its report on
tho facilities for producing steel forge
guns, s;» the Senate can take action?
Robberies Last Night.
The thieves were pretty active last ■
eight. A gentleman wearing a Hue silk '
hat was walking on X street, near Sev
enth, just as the fire-bolls rang, and scv
era] persons ran past him on their way to j
the fire. One of them nabbed the gentle- \
man's hai as !;. passed, and that was the
last the owner saw pi it.
At a late hour last night some thiof stole j
:; cardigan jacket belonging to an em- j
5.1. >y iof LheCafe Royal, at Seventh and :
I streets.
Thy watchman at Pythian Castle re- |
i '.•> special officer Brady•* l o'clock i
this morning that he found a Bum trying i
to effect an entrance to the building, but
that be got away before lie Uae watch
man) could get at him.
Fatal Accident In a Mine.
Elk (i.viu.KN- (\V. Va.i, .Tjiti. 11.—On j
the Inclined plane of the Atlantic mine !
'ii-.y. the t-:il>lG broke, fetting the '
car down the plane at a terrific speed.
IVo men were killed and soverul l>;ui!y
iiijuicd.
SACRAMENTO, MOXDAY MOR^TIXG, JANUARY 12, 189:1.
NATIONAL AFFAIRS.
The Senate Passes a Bill in Aid
of Settlers.
BELIEF THAT THE SILVER BILL WILL
EECOME A LAW.
The Outlook for tho Passage of tho
Irrigation >Icnsnrc Vory Dlseour
mgtag-Kills "Which Will Probably
IJo Acted Upon by Congress One
Present Week.
Special to the BSCORD-XTKIOST.
nVasiunutox, .Tan. 11. —Secretary No
ble's letter to Congress in submitting ;ho
recommendations of Land Commissioner
< > rr.il", is at the greatest importance to
thousands of the settlors in California.
Under tho Land Forfeiture Act, passed
last September, over three million acres
of Southern Pacific land was forfeited.
Commissioner QrofPs letter to Congress
is as follows:
"In the matter of the forfeiture of grants
made by Congress i<> aid in tho construc
tion of n\ih-oa<l:-i opposite to and eo-ter
tninous with the portions, of any such
railroads not constructed and in opera
tion on September 29, 1880, the datoofthe
i>. teago of the .*>•;, 2 have tooall attention
u> the tact that the periods limited by th::
Act for the acquirement of. the.rights by,
settlers, purchasers and others, all ran
from th-; date of the passage of the Act.
In the case of settlers' rights, six months
from the date of the passage <>r tho Act 'n
the period limited by tho Act, and as
about throe months have now expired,
and, even wore action taken at once,
more than she weeks more would be
necessary before the hinds determined
upon could be actually opened to entry,
it is apparent that the time that will re*
main <>t' the six months alter the actual
operation will bo but little, perhaps a
month, or even less."
"in some eases, where the forfeiture is
being resisted by the companies, it would
■ Be difficult to state when the matter -will
be finally determined, and i havethere
! lore t<> recommend, in view of the nnmer
i ous complications that have arisen and
the time that must necessarily bo con
surecd in a proper consideration of the
claims of all parties presented before a
Qnal conclusion in the matter can be
reached, that the attention of Congress be
called to tho matter, and, if possible, such
. l( gislatiori be secured to tho end that said
! Act may be so amended that the periods
I fixed'within which the rights granted
may be asserted shall begin to run from
the actual restoration <>f the lands under
t!i" Act, and not irons the date of the pas
sage of the Act. In this way all matters
presented can bo fully considered, and
therighta intended to be given by Con
gress can !u made available to tho parties
Interested;''
In transmittingGrofiPs letter. Secretary
Noble*aays: "Believing as I do, that by
:/ amendment the interests of those
coming- within the pro\ Isions of said Act
Would be mure- fully protected and the
ends intended by said Act more surely
a'-MtmiL I heartily join in the recom
mendation of the Commiss!ortof%??
In response to these communications.
Senator iJolph promply introduced, and
the Senate yesterday passed, a bill carry
ing out the recommendations presented
above. The Souse will probably do like
wise n^xt week. This will have the ef
fect of relieving the Laud Department
settlers of tho complications arising out
of the passage of the Land Forfeiture Act.
IRRIGATION BILL.
! Tho Outlook Not EnoonvaginK for Its
Passago.
Wasiiingtox, Jan. li.—The California
Associated Pros correspondent learns
that although the House Irrigation Com
mittee has agreed to report Vandever's
irrigation'bill, the prospects for its pass
age aro very slim. In the first place,
j owing to the many important measures
now pending before Congress, it would
I"' difficult, if not impossible, to have a
day set for its consideration by the Com
mittee on Rules, which is* composed
mostly ill Eastern men, who earo nothing
for our all-absorbing questions of irriga
. tion of arid lands. Then, ml;;uii, if it came
lupin the House, the Committee on Pub
lic Lands would antagonise it, in the be
| lief that under its provisions it should
more properly come under its jurisdic
; tion, rather than under the Irrigation
I Committee. But even if it passed the
j House, it could never pass the .senate.
Senator Stewart, Chairman of the Se
n:■■ Conjmittee ob Arid Lands.believes
that it was designed wholly in the Inter
est of Pov/ell of the Geological Survey.
The "\>\ Bgbi between Senator Stewart
ami the Powell men would be renewed,
j and it would be impossible to secure
■ any irrigation legislation.
If the Kepublican < iongress fails to look
after its constituency tn the arid region,
whet c-.ui be expected of the Democratic
(Congress? The only representatives of
| the arid land rejeion in the lower House
I of the next Congress who will have any
Influence with the Democrats will be
I>i?:u!! of Montana and McrcusSmith of
Colorado. The outlook is certainly not
i very encouraging-.
WASHINGTON XOTES.
Matters Specially Interesting; to the
Paeiiic Coast.
"vYAsin.vinox, Jan. 11.—The California
delegation wi)l meet to-morrow and go to
the Treasury Department to urge the ap
pointxnent of Frederick Lux as Assistaut
Appraiser at San Francisco.
Senator Stanford has subscribed §1,000
Ito the Conkling statue fund. A dispatch
was received {oMiight from C. A. Seward,
son of the ibnner .Secretary of State, ac
| knowledging its receipt.
i J. J. Hawley of San Francisco came to
Washington Saturday, and was greeted
by the California colony at VVillard's. He
! has business before the Land Depart
ment.
Senator Stanford says that Colonel
w< ndell'fl report rof;arding the bnprove
mentof Wilmington harbor will not be
ready for some ome yet. This is in an-
BWCZ to numerous telegrams and letters
of inquiry from California received by
the d legation.
Representative Motrow has received n
c.•itimunieation ir.>m California regard
ling the recent decision of the Secretary
concerning the line of the United States
.■:.<! British Columbia through the straits
j of Fuca, ekkiming thrt it injuriously af
fecta American interests. Mr. Morrow
will urge Windoin io i'tirther consider his
i : -ion.
A Medical Board will soon lmT^xnntod
to exaadna penstoo cl:u;nan;-i al Napa.
CaL Benator Stanford has been notifiea
In name apjilicanis. and mako sucli rce
ommendatfons to the Pension Bureau on
he may see fit. Tho appointments will all
1 be made on Stanford's recommendation.
WORK BEFORE CONGRESS.
Probable Programme for tlio Present
WNfe.
V.ASHixGTox, Jan. 11.—If the agree
ment made last week is observe 1 by the
Hwurte Wednesday will decide the fate of
the financial bill in that body. The pro- '
cccdingb of the Senate, after the financial [
bBl is out of the waj'. will depend largely
on whether or not. the Republican Sena
tors succeed in holding a caucus, as now
seems likely. If they do, a vigorous
eU'ort will be inado to push the elections
bill. This failing, the apportionment
bill, pension appropriation bill, pending
labor liili, copyright, <>r perhaps Conger
lard or Paddock pure food bill may come
up.
The shipping bill and the appropria
tions bill will Be thc-ehief matter for con
sideration in the House.-
Tlie Sliver Rill.
Washington, Jan. 11.—A California
[Associated Press man, in his rounds to
:i:ght, ran across a group of free coinage
agitators, who wore discussing the silver
Situation at Willard's Hotel. The im
pression prevailed among them that tho
free coinage bill would pass both houses
and be signed by the President.
Senator Stanford thinks that President
Harrison will sign tho bill, but at the
Baxne lime will send a special message to
< 'ongresg, saying that be is opposed to the
bill, but signs it out of deference tp tlie
popular demand.
RAILWAY COLLISION.
An Engine* Thrown from au Elevated
Jtoud to the Street Itelow.
Nkw Yoiuc, Jan. 11.—This morning a
collision occurred on the Third-avenue
line of the Manhattan Elevated road. A
switch engine had occasion to go out of
the main track and the dnnger signal was
set. Disregarding this, the south-bound
train came along at full speed and crashed
into the switch engine, tearing away the
foot-path and railing and throwing the
engine to the street below. The engineer
and fireman were seriously injured. The
collision created a punk; among the four
carloads of passengers on the train, but
no one was hurt. The switch engine,
in failing to the street, struck a wagon
Standing ne:-.r tho curb and smashed it
to fragments.
SENATOR HEARST.
Ills l>catH Looked lor at Any Mo
" iiicnt.
Xi-;w Yonic, Jan. 11.—A Washington
special Bays: Senator Hearst is at death's
door. His family havo given up all hopes
of his recovery, and the relatives have
been summoned to his bedside. They
say he is liablo to pasa away at almost
any time.
The malady, cancer of the stomach, has
grown far more aggravated within the
pact day or two, and tho Senator sutlers
intensely. His seventy-two years makes
the light, for Kfe one-sided, and the news
of his death may now be looked for at
almost any hour. His men of affairs
have been enraged recently in invoicing
his estate, and they say he will leave a
fortune of at least ?;20,(M),U00.
——————-^s|»— -■ —
Horrible Accident.
Ciiicaoo, Jan. 11.—A horrible accident
occurred this morning in the southern
pan of the city. A funeral cortege was on
the way to the cemetery and the hearse,
while crossing State street, was struck by
a swiftly moving cable train and com
pletely wrecked. The driver was proba
bly fatally injured, and the casket rolled
over and over on the ground and was
somewhat damaged. Another hearse was
procured and tho iimera! proceeded.
NEW YORK POLITICS.
TIIE SEXATOUSIIIP TIIE LEADING
TOI'IC AT AJjUAXY.
nm snid to Hold the Winning
Card If lie AVimts
the Place.
Special to the Rkcoko-Union.
Xkw Yohk, Jan. 11.—A Tribune Al
bany special sayft There has been some
palpitation of heart among the Demo
cratic members of the Legislature who
happened to be in Albany to-day, by their
hearing that perhaps the Democratic cau
cus, at which a United Slates Senator will
be chosen, will bo held on Thursday
evening. It will shock a, good many
Democratic Senators and Assemblymen
when they are told oi> Tuesday that they
must prepare themselves to register Hill's
will concerning the Senatorship within
two days, but itcan't bo predicted safely
that none of them will resist the decree.
One of Hill's moves In having the cau
cus held on Thursday -,\ou:d be to learn
the exact extent of Democratic dissent
from his arbitrary course in the matter of
the .Senatorship, if any should be devel
oped at the caucus.
The political gossips in Albany are now
confident that Hill intends to take the
Senatorship, but one of 1 nil's greatest in
timates said to-day that the Governor
vrill not accept the Senatorship unless
there is such a (juarrei ba
tweeri the other candidates that
in order to preserve party unity he S';es
he must himself accept the office. Jl« is
tho choice of the party for Senator, anil
can be elected without the slightest fric
tion.
Smith M. Weed cannot bo elected with
out Hill's support. I should not bo sur
prised if a new man was sprung upon the
Democratic caucus—one not yet men
tioned lor Senator.
QUEER PROCEEDING.
How Buyers of Stolen Goods Squeeze
the Owners.
On Saturday Professor Dah!, late of the
High School, had his overcoat stolen
while in the City library. He visited
several of the second-hand clothing
stores, and finally found it in one of these
shops on X street, between Front and
Second. The proprietor said he had given
a man §1 In cash and a S2 00 pair of shoes
for the garment. He thought ho could
find the man from whom he purchased
it, and went out to search for him, but in
vain.
Professor Dalil took a description of his
desnoiler, and alao searched lor him, but
with a like result.
Then be applied to the police, and an
ollicer was sent with him to recover the
coat. The oriicer advised him that he had
better pay the dealer something, say a
dollar, aw the Litter was out something.
Dahl said it was an outrage fora man to
have to do anything of the kind, and was
against his principles, but that if it was
the custom here he would pay the dollar.
lie offend the proprietor's wile the
money—the proprietor being absent but
she raised a fuss and said they were out
more money on the transaction, and
could not settle for the dollar.
Professor Dah] refused to give more,
and again rfarfted the police headquarters.
!l.- vys he w-'isi ild he would either have
to settle with the man who received the
stolen godda, or go through the expensive
formula of suing out a writ of replevin.
Ai'.d there the matter rests. Mr. Dahl.
■ reputable eiuzen has been robbed: he
finds his property in the pomession of a
man who bought it from the thief forfS —
a coat worth $!0 —and yet he cannot break
through th*fence behind which the sec
ond-hand dealer screens himself, in order
to get his property, without paying out
his own money!
The gentleman very properly regards
the system that either permits or encour
ages such an outrage as a farce on justice.
♦■
Who Owns It?
There was fin old horse lying on I street,
between Eighth and Ninth," last nigbt,
and will probably t>e dead this morning,
as it was not able to rise.
COAST CHRONICLES.
Girl Burned to Death in a Fire
at Alameda.
MAN SANDBAGGED AND ROEEED
AT TACOMA.
A irunter Accidentally and Perhaps
Fatally Shot in Marin County—Grays
Valley liiconvoiik-nced on Account
of the Cold Spoil—Settlers Arrested
for Cutting Government Timber.

Special to tho Record-Union.
Sax Fkahczsoo, Jan. 11.—A fire broke
out at an early hour this morning in the
house of J. K. Lynch, in Alameda.
Smoke was discovered by the servant,
Anna Kunforniann, a Swiss, who aroused
Lynch and his wife and notified a police
man, who turned in an alarm. Lynch
and his wife left the house at once, think
ing that the gil-l did the same. It seems,
however, that she returned to her room
in the attic, presumably to rescue some of
her belongings, and was overcome by
smoke. When the roof and attic foil in
tlie spectators were lioriliod to see the
girl's body, burned to a crisp, resting on
the second-story joists. The lxnly wi-.s
taken to tlie Morgue. The house is al
most a total wreck.
GOVERNMENT TIMBER.
Many Settlers Arrested for Its Wanton
Destruction.
Sax Fhaxcisco. Jnn. 11.—The United
States authorities have commenced a most
active and vigorous prosecution of parties
in the district of Southern California who
have for years past been cutting timber
on Government land. Some twenty ar
rests on this charge have been made
during the past week, and a number of
civil actions to recover damages have
been instituted.
United States Attorney Colo has com
menced suit against the Madera Flume
and Trading Company to recover $68,000
damages for timber cut on Government
land. A large number of special agents
have been at work looking after the cases
for the Government
The United States Attorney states that
the people who have been arrested were
burn in a country where they have been
violating the Jaw. They have seen this
wood around them all their lives, and
have been cutting it all their lives. They
don't know anything about its belonging
to the United States Government.
lie supposed that many of them did
not know that there is a United States
Government. They claim some right to
the land under the old Spanish grants,
but these have been dissolved. " Some
have held claims under the laws of the
United States, but have never proved
upon them. No objection has ever been.
made to their cutting wood for their own
consumption, but they cut it to sell.
(toe cannot drive out of Los Angeles on
any of the high county roads that he does
HM meet some one coming in with a lead
of wood which he has cot on Government
land, and is hurrying it.io the city to tell.
This is what authorities wish to stop.
Besides, it is asserted that the wholesale
manner in which the timber has been and
i* being cut in the mountains is Interfer
ing with the water sheds and injuiing ir
rigation interests.
ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL.
The Xew Church Dedicated With Im
pressive Ceremonies.
Sax Fkaxcisco, Jan. 11.—St. Mary's
Cathedral, the largest on the Pacific
Toast, was dedicated to-day with impres
sive ceremonies. All the principal State
and municipal officers.had been invited,
and many of them attended. Right liev.
Bishop Spudding of Peoria, 111., preached
the sermon at mass. The evening sermon
was delivered by Archbishop Gross.
Archbishop Kiordan was celebrant at the
dedication and mass. Bishop Mora cele
brated the solemn high vespers.
The new cat lied ml is situated on tho
corner of Van NoSB avenue and O'Farrcll
street, and is :i magnificent structure,
built of pressed brick with granite trim
mings. The cathedral has been in course
of construction for several years, and is
nosy completely finished.
The church proper, including the steep
approach, covers an area of liW feet in
length ami 100 feet in width, and with its
corner campanile risen a bight of 230 feet
I above the curb. It in constructed entirely
of red brick, and adorned with soil gray
toned granite triminlnffß. and corbelled
cornices, and is spanned by a frame roof
covered with slating. Its broad facade,
with a tall gable llankcd by a tower on
either side, is approached by a granite
llight of forty steps, sixty feet
wide, which for gentrous and mag
nificent effect has no equal in. this coun
try. A subordinate tower rises to a hi^ht
oi 100 feet, while the principal tower, or
campanile, rises to twice that altitude,
bearing upon its summit above an octu
g.inal-ibrmcd belfry of iron construction.
Tho total east of the cathedral was
8300,000. The corner-stone was laid in
May, l«>7.
SAN RAI'AEL XOTES.
A Hunter Accidentally aad Perhaps
Fatally Shot.
Sax Rafael, Jan. 11.—Joseph Lees,
aged Si, an old resident of Marion County,
who has been confined in jail here await
ing examination by the Commissioners of
Insanity, died this morning.
Geo. Newman of San Francisco, while
out hunting quail yesterday afternoon,
met with what may prove a fatal accident.
He and two others were about to pitch
their tent for the night, when Newman
went to take his gun from the wagon. It
was in some way discharged, badly shat
tering his face and completely severing j
his ear. Doctors went to the scene of the I
accident and fixed him as comfortable as j
Eos.sible. It will be some days before he
c can be removed home.
SAXD-BAGGED AST) ROBBED.
Tacoina Footpads Ilellevc a Rural Gen
tleman of Ills Money.
TAf-oMA, Jan. 11.—Willis Webb, of
Henderson I!ay, 30 years of age, was
Band-bagged at the Northern Pacilic Rail
road wharf depot yeftterd&y evening and
robbed c>i' |?60. Uebad ju^t adUTaome
ji!i'i>city, ;iiul witll llii' <-.\y'n pro<-pc<!> in
bis p.orket was about to tsike the b<Mt l\ir I
home.
'l'lic v.harf waa thronged with people,
lint UkOM who saw lnin lying «>n the
ground and heard him screaming for help
thought he was drunk and paid no atten
tion to him. Webb is not iutully injured.
Finn Signs DooJey.
San Francisco, Jan. 11.—Manager
Finn, of the S:\n Jose Baseball Club, an
nounces that he has signed as tirst-base
man, Charles Dooley. I>ooley played
with the Oaklands last season, and it was
supposed that he had signed with that
club for another season.
Another Pioneer Passes Away.
San Leasdro, Jan. 11.— W. W. Keid
died at this place this morning. Mr.
Reid was one of the oldest merchants in
this town, having settled here in the early
lifties. Ue was leleoted Town Trustee in
the early days of the town's incorpora
tion, and held the office for many terms.
At the time of his death he was Chief
of the Fire Department.
Mrs. McDowell's Murderer.
Mkucep, Jan. 11.—Hale, tho man ae
rasod as the murderer of Mrs. McDowell
at Vint's Creek, Merced County, on
Thursday night last, was brought to
Merc-ed to-day.
Crass ValU\j- in Darkness.
Grass Vai.t.ky, Jan, ll.—The town
has no electric lights to-mght. the
water power that runs the dynamos
being frozen. Tho miners* aro still all
idle.
THE RAILROADS.
,
The Sew Agreement a JJeiioflt to All
J'nrties.
New Tobk, Jan. IL—Concerning the
agreement of the Western Tralfic Associ- j
ation, C. P. Ikiiilingion s:iys: "Both the |
people avlio use the railroads and the j
people who own them will bo benefited j
by the agreement, it' it is faithfully !
carried out. The rates are now too low
and nnstable, and benefit too few people.
They want reasonable and stable rates.
They do not want to see rail
roads worn out carrying business at
1111 remunerative rates. I think the ar
rangement will continue better than any
the roads ever had before the agreement
is carried out. Discrimination among
shippers will be slopped. The roads
might bo joined the same as those of the j
Southern Pacific Company—that is as |
coed a plan as any. I do not I
believe any road in the country
works so near tho people as
those in the Southern Pacific system.
There ought to be more than three" groat
carrying companies in this country.
The outlook for the general prosperity of
the country was never better. Money is
going to be plentiful, and there are going
to be less wild-cat schemes. Railroads
will not be built on genius for a long
time to come."
CLEARING-HOUSE RETURNS.
Business Transaetotl During the last
AVeolc.
Boston, Jan. ll. — Clearing-house statis
tics: New York. 1919,938,000, a decrease of
0.5; Boston. J96,978,000, a decrease of 4.3;
Chicago, ?.HVv~)2,OOO, au increase of 23.5;
Philadelphia, #71,1*2,000, an increase of
2.5; St. Louis, §2-1,]07,000, an increase of
9.1; San Francisco, $16,324,000, an increase
of 4.5; Baltimore, j18,0T6,0Q0, a decrease of
17.3; New Orleans, 115,6^,000, a decrease
0f0.5; Cincinnati, $13,808,000, a decrease
of 1.5; Pfttsburg, $12,340,000, a decrease Of
l'J.5; Kansas City, 39,285,000, a deer ease of
2.2: But&do, 18,15000, an increase of 04.5;
Galvcston, 58,154,000, an Increase of 304.6;
Minneapolis, 56,699,000, an increase1 of .'s.s;
Omaha, 14,611,000, a decrease of 4.1; Den
ver, $4,441,000, a decrease of 5.9; St. Paul,
54,418,00(i, an increase of 3.5; Portland,
()r., |2431,000, an increase o:" 22.5; Seattle,
*1,3(»<.(IOO, an increase of 34.3; Tacoma,
K59.000, an increase oT l.i.S; Los Angeles.
si.2l2.iMH», a decrease of 17.0; Salt Lake,
$2,070,000, no comparison. Total of the
principal leading cities, a
decrease of 1.5.
DIAMOND ROBBERY.
THE GEMS TAKEN FROM A STORE
IX LOS ANGELES.
Tho Owner Rofu--.es to Divulgo the
Same of the Man Suspoctod
of the Theft.
Special to the REConn-Uxiox.
Los Angeles, Jan. 11.— A 812,000 <iia
mond robbery has just come to light. On
the evening of the 7th L. R. Wagner, a
jeweler, reported at police headquarters
the loss (>;" a pocket book and diamonds,
supposed to have dropped out of his
pocket while out driving. An advertise
ment was also inserted in the papers
offering £500 reward for tho return of the
property and no questions asked. No
description of tho property was given,
nor the probable value.
Wagner now says the diamonds wore
stolen from a desk in his store, and the
loss is about §12,000. He says a Sun Fran
cisco man came in his store and ho
showed him the diamonds, and then
placed them in a drawer of his desk and
went riding. <)n l:is return the diamonds
:md pocket book Merc missing. Nd trace
of either was found. Wagner refuses to
give the name Of the man who was in
t!ic store, and w ho went riding with him,
and declines to give any .particulars
beyond that the diamonds arc stolen and
the loss is $12,000.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Charles T. Jones w at to the bay yesterday.
Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph P. Whittiker, of Gaii,
have gone Last.
Oscar A. Tolle. of the San Fmncisco Asses- |
sir's office, \vi:s in town yesterday.
Mrs. Elinor Tciil. of Los Angeles, 1b in this I
<it.\ us tide :;'...v-t Of Mrs. 11. 1!. BixrkenlHd.
Cbarelcs !■'. Reed, thu well-known rancher |
and miner, now of Aubu.ru, is very ill in San
Kraiicisc>.
Mis. Sarah McLaueUs. of Gait, left on Sat- j
urday for her home in Ellworth, Kansas. SSbC
expects to return wit!:iu a month, accom
panied by her husband.
G. \V. Towic ami wUb, of Placfcr, have gone i
to l'aso Bobles Springs, S:»n l.ui.s Oolspo I
county. Mr. Towlc is saobrlag with rheumav
tisiii and hopes to get relief i;i tho mud batfaa. I
Mr. an.l Mrs. John Miller, of Walnut Grwvc, !
nTecontemplatla« v trip to Old Virginia, the I
State where Mr. Miller wat; born and misert.
ttbasbeen twenty yean tineo hewasthen!.
nnd lifi is BOlliewUat umaoufi U> return ana
wltuess the uiuny changes which have oc
curred.
Miss Clyde liny. Miss IC.vlie Wrlaton, Miss
Jennie Gibbons and Mi.-.s « V 11;-. Pugltt have re
turned to the Sim Jose Normal, otter spending
a merry Christinas at their homes in Gait.
Charles Bay and Miss Kittie Bay have ,
also returned yi Haa Jose, at which cltythoy
are attending Che high school.
A plea-ant birthday Surprise party was ten
dered to Mis. George S. rmoiiet on Saturday
evening at her residence. 700 hiuriOi street,
on the aaniversary of her flfiy-seeond birth- 1
day. Those present wire: .Mrs. Baser, Mrs. i
Iluub. M'-s. Fullerer, Mrs. Klniiunn, .Mrs.
Hooper, Mrs. I'nwii;. Mrs. Lemay, Mrs.Bter-
BtS, Mr. and Mrs. Jtnsen, Mrs. Jlartnuui,
Miss Emma Haab, Miss ijiiiie Bbmann,
Miss Carrie Khniiann. Mi~- Uoca Futterer
Miss l'iii!li::e Schu,it/er. MISS Maud NftJICC,
.Miss Mary Lemay, Miss Etema I'-inu.-uiu,
Fred. Blrekte. lii-rinaii J'.vcr.s, KU. Meyers.
Charles Jensen, Eddie Jensen.
BRIEF NOTES.
Folsom'a y outig folks havo caught the I
roller skating fever, and a rink has been j
opened there.
On the evening of the Kd, the Cnlo-1
(lonian club will celebrate the one liun-|
dred and thirty-second anniversary of j
Kohert Barns' birth by a promenadecon
eerl and ball at Turner Hall.
Tho vicinity of Spenccvillc, Nevada j
County, is ihAv the inviting field for
quail hunters. Two sportsmen from i
Nevada City killed fourteen dozen quail
in two days during the past week.
Tho other day in Gait, Miss Kittie
Browster was awarded the pri/.e for the
most popular young lady In thai town by
a vote of tho audience at a puWic enter
tainment. Herman Smith took first prize
"on looks,'" s. K. Zfewcomb on age, be
in;-; s:, years. Mrs. donah, on age, 82
years, and the champion pie eater of (Jalt,
Eddy Siinguenctte, was awarded a prize,
so says the Gazette.
WHOLE NO. 13,3G3.
IN OTHER LANDS.
Twenty Thousand People Greet
Parncll at Limerick.
HE DENOUNCES GLADSTONE AND
MCARTHY.
Two Steamers Collide Off the Const of
Scotlr.nd —Hotli Vessels Sink, and
Thirteen TJves are Ixsst—Tho ltoute
to Victoria Xyanza, Africa, IH>
clarcd Insecure.
Special to the-ltEcor.D-U.viox.
LIHKKtCK, Jan. 11.—Fully 20,000 per
sons assembled here to-day to greet Par
neH, thousands coming from all adjoin
ing counties. He made 8 long speech.
He held that Gladstone caused the present
trouble by his mandatory letter. Refer
ring to Gladstone's denial of the accuracy
of his statements regarding tho interview
at Ilav.arden. Paniell road .-> letter he h:ul
written to Premier Rhodes at Cape of
Good Hope, a warm friend of home rule,
only three months after the interview,
making the same assertions.
Another important fact, yet unre
vealed, Paraell said, he would now pu'o
llah; Twenty-four hours before issuing
his manifesto he saw McCarthy, to whom
ho told what ho intended to do, and gave
an outline of the statement lie was pre
paring to issue as a manifesto. Mc-
Carthy, he had reason to know, placed
his intentions before Gladstone. [Hissoh.]
McCarthy also communicated to him
Gnsdgtone's observation upon the outline
of the manifesto, and there was no refer
ence whatever then made by Gladstone
against the manifesto on the ground of a
breach of confidence. [Cries of "Hear,
Hear."']
Teaching tho present position of the
land question, Parnell thought that tho
action of the liberals toward the land
bill proposed by the Government showed
thai the Liberals had no genuine land
policy.
Limerick, Jan 11.—The leaders of the
Liberal party, in order to conciliate the 1
radical section, abandoned the idea of
land purchase, and, in order to conciliate
the Whigs, refused to entertain proposals
for the reduction of rents by means of
amendments to the Land Act of iksi, by
conferring upon the future Irish Parlia
ment the power to deal with the question;
It was, therefore, perfectly useless for
the Liberate to talk about home jade at
all, because home rule, so restricted,
would bo a Bham. Whatever might be
tin- motives of the Irish members who
oppose him, it was certain that they were
not in a position lo sit in judgment OH
him or pretend to express the opinion of
the counties.
Paniell snid ho could not forecast tho
resuli of the present negotiations without
a l'reach of confidence. He thought, how
ever, that O'Brien would not object to his
saying that, so far, the negotiations.had
resulted in agreeing, and that they fully
recognized that the future steps will have
to betaken by other men upon whom
a very grqat responsibility will rest, if
Mr. OTirien anrfnimseti are not able to
pursue nogol iations with an assured hopo
o' at .-eoss [cheers]. As soon as the future
o) the lii:h question was secured ho
would cheerfully retire from the leader
ship of the Irish party. The futuro
would vindicate him fully.
SOCIALISM.
Cardinal Manning says a Tew Words
OS tho Subject.
Loxnox, Jan. 10.—The Chronicle pub
lishes an account of an interview v.ith.
Cardinal Manning regarding the article
in the .*>". James Gazette, In which the
Cardinal was condemned as a Socialist
because of a letter written by him to a
Paris publication. The Cardinal argued
that it was impossible to defend Social
ism, because any attempt to do so was
mot by three distinct Socialistic schools,
all of which denied the accuracy of tho
definition, therefore ft is more useful to
know what Socialism is not.
"In the first place," said the Cardinal
"the society of man is not of human but
of Divine creation. It is founded upon
three great laws of authority. Tho whole i
of our legislation is ess< ntially social, for !
the protection of property and labor, in
Contrast, Socialism claims supreme power
to change, reform, even to create tho
foundation and principles of political
parties.
"Secondly, tlie correction of social evils
should bo conservative of the life and
health of society. Socialism, on the other
hand, identifies the social e\ils with,
society itself, and kills the patient to
curd his maladies. For example,
the Socialist considers thochicf evil of the I
times the accumulation of property In a
few hands, and to cure it some Socialists
would deny the right of property to indi
viduals, which is founded radically in
tho law of nature.
"Social legislation will show how, by j
just legislation, which pervades the
whole system of taxation, to redress these
inequalities. The poor law, \
the abolition of tho corn law
and the laws of succession to
real property and income tax arc all
just social laws, founded npoa tho first
principles of bumac society, as strictly
conservative of the comniomreslth. Can
not Hie saying that other similar laws* are
not required, or tii.-.t thoy have reeoiven
their full dovclopraont? 1 a;n content
with saying that any one c.allirg such
lawn socialistic does not know what so- ,
c.ialUm means."'
sersA3asa collision.
Doth Vessels Sink anil Thirteen Lives
arc .Lost.
LoKDO3r, .Tan. 11. -The Britannia, from
Leith, came into collision with the
steamer Hear, from (Jrangemouth, in
Firth of Forth, Scotland, at an early hour
this morning. Tho Hear sank immedi
ately, and twelve of tiie crew wero lost,
the others being readied by the Britan
nia's boats. After tho •joUiftion tho
Britannia, which was badly damaged,
transferred her forty-fivo passengers to
the steamer Thames, and was taken iv
tow by that vessel
The hawser connecting tha vessels soon
snapped asunder and before another lin«
could be carried to the damaged vcssA
she gave a plunge and sank beneath the
waves. Fortunately, the crew bad put
on life-belts, and all, with the exception
oC the Chief Engineer, managed to Keep
afloat until picked up by boats from tho
steamer Thames.
' liMßt-al Slivi-rskofTs Murderer.
Madrui, .lan. 11.—Tho man arrested at
Oloton suspicion of being Padlewski, the
murderer of General siiver-koir. is ex
hibiting symptoms of insanity. The po
lice have convincing proof of his identity,
and French police agents are now on their
way to Olat.
Bmta I'li^ha to lslame.
London. Jan. 11.—Advices from Zanzi
bar aro to the elicit, that the route to
Victoria Nyanza is again insecure. Tha
blame for this state of ailaiis is laid upon
Emm Pasha.
Many chicken roosts have been raided
in Gait during tho past week by the fest
ive trump.

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