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VOLUME LXXX.-XO. 129.
BlYOffl THE ROCKIES.
Much Uneasiness Among tbe Hos
MORE ARMS TURNED OVER TO THE
Ex-Governor Thayer Applies for an
Injunction Kestralning Boyd From
Occupying tho Executive Chair In
■Nebraska—Governor Hill Nominated
ibr Senator from Xew York—Con
Hpr-eial to the RECor.n-Uxios*.
Pink Uidoe, Jan. 10.—Moro nervous
ness is noticeable among the Indiana this
morning than has been noted for a mini- j
ber of days. This is occasioned by a va
riety of circumstances.
Many of tlie Rosebud Indians fear to |
leave this agency lest on their way to the
former place they be killed by the soldiers.
Some of them, however, have already re- |
turned, and mon 1 will follow to-day.
The collection of arms has been any-'
thing but satisfactory, only 164 guns hay- !
ing been surrendered up to date.
Newsof the murder of Few Tails and
four of Ids band also tends to inflame
the Indian-; here. The shooting is uni
versally condemned as a cold-Hooded
This morning the Indians rounded up j
their (ionics and herded them mar their j
village, while the Indians themselves
bang around tho tepees and silently watch
General Miles, who is annoyed at this,
has put off indefinitely the date ofhis de
Colonel Shatter last night broke up
three gambling dens and destroyed the
The commanders of several camps bad
a conference with General Miles at l
o'clock to-day, having been especially I
summoned for the purpose.
This afternoon one or the Indian police
discovered the bodies of four dead In
dians in tiie creek at Wounded Knee.
One was a boy, two were girls, and the
ourth an old squaw. They were evi
dently victims of the Wounded Knee I
.'*. meeting of commanders of the vari
ous detachments of troops was held this ;
afternoon to decide upon certain tactical
movements, and at the same time the
genera] situation was canvassed. The
uneasjness among the Indians in tiie
morning rather died away this afternoon,
and Two Strikes came in with thirty of
his men and delivered up twenty guns,
mostly of obsolete pattern. The uneasi- ,
ness among the Indians to-day was
caused by the news of the killing of Few
Tails and his party, told in yesterday's
dispatches, they being firmly convinced
thai he was massacred without reason.
On account ofthe bad effect on the
young bucks, General Miles has ordered
forage for twenty days longer, and will
himself remain here until everything is
* A band of Cheyennes will start to-mor
'fow if.- the Tongue River^permission
having been received from Washington.
General Miles hopes thai he will ulti
mately be]** rmitted to separate th** hos
i ilc- and send them to the agencies where
Omaha, Jan. 19.—Orders Were received
at the Quartermaster's ofthe Department
to-night rescinding the Instructions to
discontinue Bending rations to Pine
Ridge, and ordering ten days' rations
forwarded for troops in the field. The
new ordi r indicates that the troops will
not be withdrawn as rapidly as intended.
The Gubernatorial Contest In Nebraska
Before tbe Courts.
Lincoln (Neb.), Jan. 19.—Notice was
servi *1 to-day on Governor Boyd that ex-
Governor Thayer would apply to the
Supreme Court for an Injunction restrain
ing him from acting as Governor. The
injunction will come up in the court on
Thayer's petition alleges that be was
forced to give up bis apartments for fear
that he would be removed by force and
Ex-Governor Thayer was seen to-night
by an Associated Press representative,
and expressed great indignation over the
reports sent out concerning his menial
condition. He is a trifle weak, but will
be in Ids usual health after a few days'
rest. His mind is not affected in the
SOKTB DAKOTA SENATORSHIP.
Biskabck :X. I>.), Jan. 19.—T0-mor
ri*-.- balloting begins for United states
Senator. The Democrats bave caucussed
and agreed to support ex-Secretary M. 1..
McCormick. The- tight of Field on the
nublican side against there-election of
Gilbert A. Pierce has been so determined
thai ail efforts to bold a Republican can
ons thus lar have failed. It is probable a
majority of the Democrats, after casting a
c mplimi otary vote for McCormick, will
vote for a low-tariff Republican. Tierce's
friends are sanguine.
HOVEY Nominated Tor. SENATOR.
Lndianapqjjs, Jan. IS.—-The Republi
can Senatorial caucus to-night wa.s brief,
but exciting. On the tir>t ballot Gov
ernor Hovej received the nomination by
a majoi ity of three over Charles W. Fair
banks, who received seventeen votes.
liK\'VKi:..i;iti. i;i.—The Republican cau
cus to-night renominated S< nator Teller.
The row in the Legislature, however, has
not yet been compromised,and the mat
ter has been referred to the Supreme
I'KXXSVI.V AN-T.v DEXOCRATB.
IT.M:i:t-.i:t i«;..Tan. 10.—The Democratic
members of the Legislature, in joint cau
cus, dominated ChauneoyT. Buck as a
candidate for United States Senator, a
resolution was adopted calling on Con
gress to drop partisan m< asm es and pass
taws a * de.i to foster tlie impoverished
business interests ofthe country.
HIM, AM) EVARTS NOMINATED.
Am-.any, Jan. li.—The Demo-rats in
joint caucus unanimously nominated
Governor Hill for United states senator,
and the Republicans nominated Senator
Evans also unanimously. The Demo
crat's have exactly enough members to
KANSAS r.tr.MKKs' AT.LTAN< E.
TOPEKA, Jan. 19.—The Alliance mem
bers of the Legislature, in caucus, unani
mously chose Edwin 11. Snow for Stale
Printer. The suooees in agreeing upon
tins oilice. which is a very important
one in Kansas, leads them to think lhat
they can easily agree on the second candi
Indianapolis. Jan. !!•.—The Demo
cratic members to-night unanimously re
nominated Senator Voorhees.
First Annual limner of tho Camp at
STEW York, Jan. 19.—The first annual
dinner of the Confederate Veteran Camp
of New York to-night brought together
many prominent men from all parts of tne
Union. Tiie camp is said to be the -first
ex-Confederate organization north of the
Potomac. Miss Winnie Davis, who was
the honored guest, was greeted when she
entered the bill with a rebel yell given
with a vigor hot equaled since the days
of 1865. The mention ofthe name of Gen
eral Grant in the difterent speeches
brought forth cheer after cheer. His
name was spoken with that of Lee, and
Thomas A. Young pledged the energy of
every member of the camp to complete
the monument of General Grant His
memory was drank in silence, all
Chicago, Jan. 19.—The Pacific Rail
way Company confessed judgment to-day
in the Circuit Court in favor of Charles
P. Morse, on a note executed on January
'ith to E. W. Russell by C. B. Holes,
President ofthe company. Over a year
ago the company was organized in Chi
cago tor the purpose if operating a rail
way in California. 1; s said the company
never did any business except create
some debts. A note gi\ en to Russell was
subsequently assigned to Morse. There
wa.s no levy made, so the attorney said.
Tunnel Company incorporated.
At.i:\xv, Jan. l!t.—A company with
$3,000,000 capital wash ncorporated to-day
to construct a tunnel between New York
< ity and Brooklyn. Austin Corbin heads
the directory, and among tlie others on it
is Secretary of the Navy Tracy. Among
the subscribers are A brain S. Hewitt,
Levi P. Morton, F. P. 01eott,C. P. Hunt
ington and Calvin S. Brice.
New YmiK, Jan. Ul.—A meeting of the
iirst mortgage bondholders ofthe Oregon
Improvement Company was held to-day.
About twenty bondholders were present,
and V. I',. Olcott presided. Oleott after
wards said arrangements were almost
perfected (or the discharge of the receiv
ers, the payment of tlie floating debt and
tho back interest, and for the return of the
road into the hands of the stockholders.
Arsenic in tho Coffee.
LEXfN-.-roN- (Ky.)', Jan. 19.— Daniel Fra
zier is dead, and his wife and Mr. and
Mrs. Peter White, all colored, are dying
from the effects of arsenic administered
in their coffee by a 17-year-old daughter
ot White, who was ugly because she had
State Senator Dead.
Omaha, Jan. I!).—A special to the Oma
ha Bee, from Missouri Valley, says that
Senator I). Cidy Stanton, soil ofEEza
beth Cady Stanton, died this morning
after a lingering illness. He was promi
nent in the reconstruction of tlie Southern
TorEKA (Kan.), Jan. 19.—The Executive
Committee of the Farmers' Alliance,
which has been investigating the connec
tion of state President McGrath with the
noted Turner letter, to-night made a re
port completely exonerating McGrath.
Aji Opium Smuggler Sentenced.
Indianapolis, Jan. 19.—1n tho United
States Court to-day Charles T.abelle, "king
Of opium smugglers,•" recently captured
in the State of Washington, was sentenced
to eighteen months in the Michigan City
Penitentiary and a fine of t'loo.
Mrs. Carnegie 111.
New Yoi'.K, Jan. U'.—Mrs. Andrew
Carnegie, wiio has been recovering from
a recent severe Illness, is suffering from a
relapse, which it is hoped will proveonly
Calilornla Pioneers Celebrate.
Chicago, Jan. lit.— The California Pio
neers held their annual banquet to-night.
Similar events are reported from New
York and Baltimore.
IN FINANCIAL STRAITS,
AMERICAN NATIONAC BAXK OF
KANSAS CITY SUSPENDED.
Lack of Confidence of Depositors
the Principal Cause of the
Special to the Record-Union.
Kansas City, Jan. 19.—The National
Bank Examiner for Missouri took charge
of the American National Bank of this
Ciiy this morning. The capital stock of
tho bank is sl.i">o,000.
No statement of the liabilities or assets
can be obtained. During the early part
of last week it became known to mem
bers of tho .Kansas City Clearing-house
Association that the bank was in need of
assistance. A meeting of the association
was called and a resolution adopted as-,
Buring the American that upon a proper
showing assistance wonld be rendered to
the amount of $1,000,000.
A committee was appointed to examine
Ibe collaterals, and on Saturday tin v re
ported lhat the paper offered was not such
as the banks Of the association would ac
This decision made the failure of the
bank inevitable, and the Bank Examiner
assumed charge of the concern.
As a result of tlie failure a great deal of
uneasiness has been created among de
positors in the Kansas City Safe ana Sav
ings Deposit Bank and the other banks,
which are supposed by many to be con
nected with the American National Bank,
f here is a run on the first-named bank,
which is paying all depositors promptly.
and the officials claim they can meet all
President Stimson, in a public state
ment says: ''Tiie cause ofthe failure of
'.he American National Bank seems to
have been the indefinite lack of confi
dence which has pervaded the business
world the past few months. A rumor
gained currency three months ago that
the bank was not in tlie best condition.
A withdrawal of deposits followed im
mediately, and with tho growth of the
unfavorable reports increased to an
alarming extent. <>n the Ist of October
the bank's statement showed deposits of
.-■>. 300,000. December i!»tii they bad fallen
off to $2^)00,000, and on Saturday night,
when the Clearing-house Committee
made an investigation, they aggregated
only $1,400,000. The cash 'available at
that time was •vitxi.'HKi. An increase be
gan with the Stringency of the Eastern
money markets, and when the bank
found itself obliged to negotiate a loan of
gßoo,oooin the East It was compelled to
give as collateral gilt-edged securities.
''When these drains upon the hank's re
sources became generally known, confi
dence was impaired. The members of
the clearing-house could not agree upon
any plan of assistance, and the Bank Ex
aminer was notified by President-Stim
son. A clearing-house meeting was lirst
called without our knowledge, and other
banks voluntarily offered us assistance, if
needed. Unfortunately, tbe meeting be
came publicly known, causing increased
rumors which resulted in ;; run on Fri
day and Saturday, and We then applied
to the clearing-house for aid, but they
t'iiied to agree on a plan of assistance,
and we were obliged to close, although,
in my opinion, this ought never to have
occurred, as the bank had always been
solvent. Deposits will )>e paid in full,
and if the assets are properly handled
the stockholders should get back a large
part a* their original investment,"
The liabilities are estimated at $2,250,
--000, and the assets nominally at Ifcl.'jOO.
--000. Other bankers do not anticipate any
bad effects on other houses.
SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MOKSnOfG, JANUARY 20, 1891.
Closing of the Northern California
KING KALAKAUA LYING AT THE
POINT OF DEATH.
Opening Day of the Pacific Coast Field
Trials at Bakei-sfield—An Unfortu
nate Woman Commits Suleldo at
San Francisco—The Washington Sen
atorial Fight—Chinese Cigar Fac
Special to the Record-Union.
Makysvii.i.e, Jan. 19.—T0-day was the
eighth and closing day of tlio Citrus Fair
of Northern California. Yesterday there
was a good crowd at tiie pavilion, and a
huge number of visitors availed them
selves of tlio beautiful day and roads and
drove about the city and country, view
ing tho citrus fruits on the trees and in
specting the resources of the place.
To-day there was a fairly good attend
ance. The doors will close at 12 o'clock
Nearly 10,000 people visited the fair on
Saturday, and the gate receipts amounted
to over 91,300, whicli was moro than tho
whole week of iast year.
The management has been at great ex
pense preparing for tiie fair, but they
have accumulated a surplus of between
$2,000 and $3,000, which will be reserved
for future lairs.
Most of the oranges in the pavilion
have been sold to wholesale dealers, and
much will be placed on exhibition at
other places. Placer will ship her pro
ducts to Seattle, and Colusa and other
places to San Francisco.
Inquiry among the exhibitors ascer
tains the fact that the awards of premi
ums give general satisfaction.
HER TItOITBEES OVER.
An Cnfoitunato Woman Commits
Sax Francisco, Jan. 19.—Annie Gal
lagher, tiie divorced wife of a fireman,
went to the home of her parents on Ii x Ky
Street, a small avenue near Stabler Street,
between Filbert and Greenwich.
Slie was feeling unhappy and was dis
gusted with the worid. The disgraceful
life she was leading was weighing on her
conscience, and she determined to die
rather than longer sutler. In order to
pass ( |i!jetly ay, ay s!u* had provided her
self with a vial of morphine, which Bhe
had secreted in her dress pocket.
.She was a young woman of abouts2s
years, and the mother of two children,
who are living* with her parents. After
the usual salutations, she became very
despondent, and told her parents she
meant to commit suicide. They tried to
reason with her, but slie would not be
comforted, and found relief in tears.
While sobbing bitterly her little daughter
kissed her and said. ""Mamma, don't cry."
Tlie mother turned, and with tlie re
mark, "That's the. last time you'll call
mo mamma," lied into an adjoining
How soon afterward she took the poison
is not known, but at i o'clock slie was
found in an unconscious condition and
Strange to say, it was not until 11
o'clock at night that a physician. Dr.
Finney, was summoned. He found tbe
woman in a very pecarious condition,
and worked on her all night without get
ting any favorable symptoms. In the
seven intervening hours the drug had
ample time to work its way throngh tbe
despondent woman's system. The doctors
did what they could to save ber life, but
without success. Tiie body was taken to
the Morgue to-day.
Bitter Contest Between Friends of
Squire und Calkins.
Oeympia (Wash.), Jan. 19.—Balloting
for United States Senator begins at noon
to-morrow. The contest between the
friends of Senator Squire and those of W.
H. Calkins of Tacoma has been very
bitter, and to-night tho friends of the two
aspirants were on the point of coming to
During the day Squire's friends circu
lated a call for a Republican caucus, and
to-night had obtained fifty-six signatures,
two-thirds of the Republicans and one
less than a majority ot all the members of
When Calkins' friends heard ofthe suc
cess ofthe call, they complained that they
had not been invited to attend, and be
came very angry.
It was then decided to read the call
from the staircase of the hotel, and invito
all Republican members to participate.
Tho call was read, and then a loud call
was made to have the names read. Kep
rescntative Meany started Lo read them,
but was interrupted by jeers nn the part
of Calkins' supporters. He persisted,
however, and then a number of Calkins'
supporters started up the staircase, tbe
evident purpose being to capture the pa
per. Meany was surrounded by his
friends and a fierce struggle ensued, in
whicli the paper was torn in pieces? The
rival factions struggled on the stairs lor
some minutes, but no one was hurt.
Tho Republicans have signed a call for
a caucus and agreed to abide by its choice.
This gives Squire a majority of oue on
lie Is Reported Lying at tho Point of
Sax Francisco, Jan. 19. — King
Kalakaua of the Hawaiian Islands is
lying at the point of death at the Palace
Hotel, sulfering from Blight's disease
and urameia. Colonel McFarlane, tho
King's Chamberlain, stated to an Asso
ciated Press reporter to-night that the
King is very low, and his illness is most
Tlie disease took a sudden turn for tlie
worse this morning, and the King has
been in a semi-unconscious state ever
since. For forty-eight hours he has been
unable to take solid food, and is nour
ished with milk and brandy. He is at
tended by a fleet surgeon, Wood, of the
Charleston and Dr. Sawyer. The physi
cians are greatly alarmed, and have held
several consultations to-day with promi
nent physicians of this city.
Rear Admiral Brown to-night sent a
telegram to tlie Navy Department at
Washington telling ofthe King's condi
tion, and the Hawaiian Minister was
notified by Consul-General .McKinley.
At 2 o'clock to-night Consul-! ioneral
McKinley stated that the King was likely
to die at any moment. Rev. Dr. Church
ot the Episcopal Church, of which tho
King is a member, to-night administered
a sacrament to the royal invalid. Tlie
King has been sick for aliout ten months,
and came here for his health.
Extensive Preparations Being Made
for the Coming Season.
Sax Francisco, Jan. 19.—Salmon can
ning companies operating plants in
Alaska, and having main offices in this
city, are making extensive preparations
for the incoming season. The exodus of
vessels will commenseearly next month.
It is said that the pack in Alaska during
the coming season will lie much loss than
the past year. Ofthe forty odd canneries
in Alaska not over thirty will be worked
this year. The fleet oi vessels, usually
numbering over fifty, will be less.
Tlie canning industry last year gave
employment to 8,000 men, including sea
men, clerks and eanners, but a prominent
local canner estimates that less than 1,000
will be worked this year.
i'he eight canneries located on Kodialc
Island intend entering into a combine
this year. It is proposed by the syndi
cate to adjust tlie wages of fishers and
dana-era to an agreed standard and afford
mutual help to each calmer.
No Contempt Proven.
San Francisco, Jan. 19.—Tho Omega
Water and Mining Conipany wa.s fined
j?5,000 by Judge Hawley this morning for
disobeying a decree of the Court, which
was made some time ago, preventing the
company from continuing to wash debris
and :-liekens into streams tributary to the
In the caso of Woodruff vs. The North
Bloomfield Gravel-mining Company,
.Master in Chancery Houghton decides
that the claim made by the plaintiff, that
the company was guilty of contempt of
court in continuing to wash debris and
Blickena Into tlie streams tributary to the
Yuba River was proven, and no con
tempt on the part of the conipany was
shown by plaintiff and the matter should
This morning Judge Hawley concurred
in the views ofthe master in Chancery.
Pacific Coast Field Trials.
- Bakkrseiei.d, Jan. 19.—Tiie field trials
commenced to-day. The winning dogs
were Senator (Jouclier's English setter
Elite, M. I>. Walter's English setter Leo,
and Post & Watson's English setter Pe
tronelia. The judges were R. T. Vande
vert, W. C. Nelson and W. T. Payne The
day was delightful.
The work was ordinary, the birds few,
and water scarce. The attendance was
large. The Derby will be finished on
Portland, Jan. 19. — The long-con
tested case regarding the appointment of
a guardian for Linda and Ben llolladay,
minor heirs of the late Ben llolladay, was
to-day decided ter the appointment of C.
I?. Bellinger. Ihe appointment is tho re
sult of a compromise between the rival
contestants, Mrs. 11. Campbell, the chil
dren's grandmother, and Genera) Bulbs
Ingalls, who was appointed in the moth
Shooting at San Hernardlno.
Ran Bernardino, Jan. 19.—David Pat
terson was shot through the lungs to-day
by Robert Krret. The latter worked for
Patterson, but left Saturday and de
manded his pay. He waa told that he
could not have it until the regular pay
day. To-day he made the same demand.
and as Patterson was walking away shot
him. Errct escaped to the mountains.
Sudden. Death. '*
Ybbx \, Jan. 19.—X. I). Juliet, a promi
nent citi/.cn of Siskiyou County, and a
millionaire, died suddenly at.his home
near hero on the evening of the 17th. He
was a pioneer, coming here at a very
early date, and was a native of Switzer
land, aged 78 years.
CABSON, Jan. 19.—The Legislature con
vened to-day. H. A. Comins was elected
President pro torn, of the Senate, C.
BrickneU Speaker of the House, and
Thomas Menery Speaker pro tern. After
organization both houses adjourned.
Chinese Cigar Factory Seized.
Sax Francisco, Jan. 19.—Tlie cigar fac
tory of Luni Tang A- Co., containing 114,
--880 cigars, worth about |6,000, was seized
to-day by revenue officers on a charge of
selling cigars without stamps.
NAPA, Jan. 19.—L. Fosanelli, manager
of the California Pomace Company here,
fell into a tank of boiling pomace this
morning, going in up to his waist. He is
horribly scalded, and will probably die.
Arizona's Governor Welcomed.
TUCSON, Jan. 18.—Governor Irwin and
family arrived this morning. The party
was met at t.ila Bend by delegations from
Tucson, Yuma, Tombstone and Phoenix,
and escorted to the Capitol.
Austin B. Sparry Dead.
Stockton, Jan. 19.—Austin B. Sperry,
of tho firm of Sperry ft Co., died this
evening. His illness was the result of a
severoeold contracted about three weeks
ago. Deceased was 31 years of age.
Held for Murder.
San Francisco, Jan. 19.—After a brief
examination Judge Rix this afternoon
held Sidney Bell to answer without bail
for tlie murder of Samuel Jacobson, on
August 17th last. *
Death of an Old Pioneer.
Shasta, Jan 19.—Me Allen, an old pio
neer of Shasta, a prominent Mason and
member of the Red Bluff Commandery
Knights Templar, died at this place las:t
Parnell Will Not Settee Except on Ills
LONDON, Jan. 19.—Parnell lias no in
tention of retiring except on terms that
will increase his present influence and
secure his ultimate ascendency. The suc
cess ofthe Limerick demonstration was a
surprise to his friends and ids enemies.
It has yen a new impetus to tho Parnell
Leadership Committee which is being
organized in Ireland with branches in
England and Scotland. Tlie names al
ready enrolled till an entire page of
United Ireland, and a London oilice will
be opened immediately. In a word. Par
nell will have to be reckoned with, and if
ho goes it will be on his own terms.
The failure ofthe British fund in aid of
tlie Irish national struggle, which Mas
started by some separatist legislators, has
been complete and ignominous, and its
operations havo been indefinitely sus
pended. Only about £3,000 have been
collected in the course of several months,
and the bulk of this money has been sub
scribed by a few wealthy- partisans.
Items of General Interest From tlie Old
London, Jan. 19.—Bangkok, the capital
of Siam, had a $TjOO,OOO fire to-day.
At Mozambique, an American named
Moon is under arrest for inciting the
African chiefs to rebellion against the
The .Spanish Cabinet has decided to do
away with all treaties of commerce with
other countries except that with Morocco.
Xews from Glasgow lato to-night says
the Scotch railroad strike is on again
stronger than before the recent lull.
Burns, the London agitator, is responsi
ble for the change.
A draft of Jthe new convention be
tween Spain and England as being can
At Xontwich, Eng., yesterday, forty
nine school children were trampled by
a rampant cow. There were two deaths.
The Chinese port of Chun-Khing will be
opened to foreign powers. The Chinese
authorities have decided that the Czar
ewiteh shall be properly received, despite
the Shanghai Viceroy, who declined the
Russian state reception because he be
lieved him less nnportant ; than himself.
Extremely Cold Weather Through
out the Continent.
GREAT SUFFERING AMONG THE
Treaties of Commerce Discussed in the
Chamher of Deputies—Prospect of
au Early Sctlemcnt of tlio Dispute
Between England and Portugal-
Special to the RZCOBD-HXION.
Bbsxxr, Jan. 19.—Reports from all parts
of the country show that the thermome
ter lias touched many degrees below zero,
Fahrenheit, but that the cold is bearable
in the absence of wind. The ice here is
eighteen inches thick.
The sea between Siralsund and Rugen,
five miles in width, is alive with skaters
and sleighs. Ponds are frozen to the bot
Twenty-one head of deer in the royal
forest at Ben rath have died. In Holland
and Belgium the severity of the snowfall
put a stop to railway and street car traffic.
Thousands of men arc engaged in clear
ing the roads.
On the coast of Holland the sea is frozen
for a great distance. There is a bank of
ice on the shore of extreme beauty.
Advices from Naples report tlie death of
two persons from cold. The Italian rivers
aro incumbered with ice. The roof of a
school for boys at Sandematrio gave way
beneath the burden of snow and ice, and
tlie whole mass went crashing into the
sehooi-room below. Twenty-two pupils
On the frontier, near Geneva, a man was
found frozen to death.
Several vessels havo been wrecked in
the Bay of Biscay and a number of lives
lost. Gales throughout Europe are tlio
severest of tho year.
VKBmsr.fi IX IUSTUKSS.
Bkbun, Jan. 19.—Several steamers in
the ice-blocked river Elbe lost their pro
pellers by dashing against the ice fioes.
A number of vessels parted their
anchor chains, and are drifting helplessly
in the stream. The strongest cannot
leave the harbor of Cuxhaven on ac
count of the ice. Citizens are assisting
the military to blast tho ice with
COLDEST OF THE YEAR.
Paths, Jan. 19.—Saturday and yester
day the most intense cold' of the winter
was experienced throughout France.
Yesterday an aged man was found
frozen to death in his lodging sin tiiis
'I'he thermometer yesterday touched 7°
above zero. Fahrenheit, at Macon, 9°
here, 12° at Toulouse, and 5° at Orenoblc.
Wilis an* frozen at Perpignan, where
a man has been found frozen to death in
the street. A woman was found frozen
to death in bod at Kpignal, where the
thermometer indicates 4° below zero.
Slight snowfalls are reported from the
Dispatches from all parts of France tell
of great inconvenience and suffering,
caused by the intense --old weather. The
harbors of Toulon and Laseyno aro
frozen over, for the first time on record.
The olive crop in the department of Card
is fast being ruined. Whole communes
in tlio neighborhood of Perpignan, in
Pyrenees, are cut off from communica
tion, and wayfarers were frozen to death.
At Saragossa, Spain, the mercury is 14°
Fahrenheit, and snow is falling. A large
number of vessels are ice-bound at Bor
Packs of wolves and wild boars are in
vading the isolated districts. The animals
have become desperate through hunger
and fearlessly prowl about the houses, to
the great consternation ofthe people. The
same state of affairs exists in Spain.
Advices from Algiers aro to the effect
that the country is covered with snow
and traffic is blocked.
The municipal authorities to-night
lighted hundreds of tires in the streets of
the city, and large numbers of wretchedly
poor persons crowded around them to ob
tain some relief from the intense cold,
which prevails. Every effort is being
made to relieve the great distress, and the
Palace De Beaux Arts lias been converted
into a night shelter for the homeless,
and is provided with a soup kitchen.
The municipal! buildings elsewhere are
also used for similar purposes.
SUFFERING AMONG THE PEOPLE.
London, Jan. 19.—The severity of the
weather recently experienced in Great
Britian is increasing. There is much suf
fering among the poorer class, and from
various sections of the country come ac
counts that many cattle, and iii many in
stances, human being were frozen to
death. Several trades are at a standstill.
A lady was found to-day frozen to death
in a railroad carriage at one of the stations
in this city.
COVERED WITH ICE.
Kiel, Jan I!).—The Baltic sea, so far as
can be seen from the light-house, is
covered with ice. The Lake of Constance
is covered with ice. Navigation is sus
Vienna, Jan. 19.—Nearly all the roads
and railroads throughout Austria are
blocked with snow, causing considerable
delay. In addition, a number of towns
are completely isolated, and are likely to
remain so for somo time. These towns
are suffering from inability to renew
Tho British Minister Intrusted "With
tho Settlement of Disputes.
London, Jan. 19.—The latest blue book
on Portuguese affairs says that after what
has taken place at Lisbon, Lord Salisbury
would not again sign a treaty with Portu
gal until a vote of the Cortes has ratified
such a measure. Tho British Minister,
Glynn Petrie, has been intrusted with
the power to arrange a settlement of all
matters in dispute.
hopes of an amicable understanding.
Paris, Jan. 19. —The Journal dcs Debuts
gives prominence to an interview with a
high Portuguese official on the relations
between Portugal and England. The of
licial expressed himself hopeful that an
amicable understanding would be reached
on all points of dispute. Such an under
standing, he said, would havo a most
salutary effect on the domestic politics of
Portugal. It would put an end to all talk
of an Iberian federation for oft'ensiveand
defensive purposes, and make impossible
a double revolution in Spain and Portu
gal, which enthusiastic Republicans have
been talking of. The Journal attaches
much weight to tho opinion expressed.
and thinks they will probably bo verified
TREATIES OF COMMERCE.
The Subject Discussed in tho Chamber
Paris, Jan. 19.—1n the Deputies, Bour
geois proposed the renunciation of all the
existing treaties of commerce, including
those containing the favored nations
clause. He extolled the system of reci
procity as the best means of protection.
Itibot, Minister of Foreign Affairs, did
k not share the views entertained by Bour-
geois. On the contrary, ho would snare
no effort to renew certain treaties, but on
an amended footing. The Government
wished to restoro Franco to complete
freedom of action in the matter of tariff.
Tlie Chamber approved Rihot's course,
by voting by a large majority to pass to
the order of the day.
Ribot, in answering Bourgeois, also
said: "Would you destroy the treaty
with Mexico at the very moment Blame
is trying to get South America into the
London, Jan. 19.—Latest advices from
Chile show there is no improvement iii
tlie stato of affairs there. It was an
nounced to-day that a portion ofthe Brit
ish South Pacific, squadron was ordered to
leave Panama for Chilean waters without
delay. It is also understood tho Admiral
has received instructions to take all the
steps considered necessary lo protect ihe
interests of British subjects in Chile and,
according to report, he will not allow the
war vessels of the insurgents to interfere
with the loading or unloading of British
vessels in Chilean waters.
I'kri.tn, Jan. 19.—Itis announced here
to-night that Lieutenant Ticdcmanu lias
received from Zanzibar a telegraphic
message to the effect that Baron "Wiss
mann lias suddenly developed signs of
A confirmation of iho above would
seem to be contained in the announce
ment made to-day that Baron Wiss
mann's recall is due to the fact that ho is
Buffering from a cerebral affection.
Berlin, Jan. 19.—Further details are
learned of Koch's experiments. They
show that many thousands of guinea pigs
have been cremated after the work of vivi
section was completed. The researches
being carried on are attended with con
siderable danger. It is "reported that five
scientists died after testing the glanders
Denial by the Pope.
Paris, Jan. 19.—The Pope denies that
he has written, as alleged by the cable
agency, to President Harrison in regard
t" the treatment ofthe North American
PRESIBKXTAL MESSAGE OX THE
CKOW ISDIAX AGUEEMKST.
The Democrats in the House Re
sort to Obstruction
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington. Jan. 19.—1n the Senate
to-day Gorman argued against the cor
rectness of the ruling made by the Vice-
President on Friday to the effect that a:i
appeal from a decision is not debatable lie
cause the question itself on which the de
cision was made (a motion to lay on the
table) was an undebatable one. Morton
held that the decision was absolutely
right. The discussion kept up some time,
when Gorman withdrew the motion. It
is thought to be something in the nature
of a flank movement against the closure
Mitchell presented a resolution (which
went over) calling on the Secretary of
War for copies of all recommendations
and statements of Boards of Trade, as to
a site for a gun factory on the Pacific
The elections bill was taken up, and
George spoke. He remarked in the
course of his speech that much had been
said about the new Constitution of Mis
sippi, which was less liable to abuse than
those of several other States. He as
serted that the Constitution of Oregon
(adopted in 1!557) contained provisions
prohibiting the immigration of negroes
and practicably outlawing them.
Dolph said the Constitution was framed
whin Oregon was hopelessly under the
lead of Genera! Joe Lane, "it had not
since been amended.
George dwelt on ihe matter at some
length, saying, in response to the ques
tion of Dolph, that these provisions may
not be expressions of the judgment ofthe
people of Oregon of the present day, but
they were their expressions at that time,
and the people of Oregon have not seen
fit to withdraw them.
The Vice-President laid before the Sen
ate a message from the President, trans
mitting the agreement with the Crow
Indians for the sale ofthe western part of
their reservation in Montana.
Hoar moved that the adjournment to
day lie until noon to-morrow., to give
the Senators an opportunity to attend the
funeral of Mr. Bancroft.
George resumed his speech, but yielded
for an executive session, and the Senate
IN THE HOUSE.
Washington-, Jan. 19.—The intention
of the Democrats of the Houso to resort
to obstruction tactics until the determina
tion of the Senate on the elections bill
was manifested this morning, when Bland
demanded the reading of Saturday's pro
ceedings, instead of in an abbreviated
'Ihen Milis moved an amendment to
the journal relative to the refusal of tho
Chair to recognize Ids motion to recon
sider the vote by which Friday's journal
Cannon inquired whether it was in
order to move the previous question on
the approval of the journal.
The Speaker, after examination of
Mills' motion, recognized Cannon. Then
i•■•me a chorus of Democratic demands
for tho reading of the amendment, which
said the ruling of the Speaker i>i disap
proved by the House.
The Speaker, regarding the amendment
as not proper, recognized Cannon's de
mand. On a standing vote, the demand
wae rejected, but the Republicans gath
ered strength and seconded the demand
yeas 1*1(1. nays i(CJ.
Thereupon Springer took to the floor.
an<l for some time the House was enter
tained by a discussion which went on
between himself and Speaker Heed.
Springer said that never before tbe first
session of ihis Congress had a motion to
reconsider—a privileged motion—been
denied by presiding officers. He offered
to the remarks of the Speaker addresses
made in Xew York State during the last
campaign about overturning precedents
of the last hundred years. The verdict
of tlie American people had condemned
the rules of the Speaker.
Speaker Reed had read several decisions
made by Speaker Randall^ showing that
the latter refused to entertain similar ap
McKinley took the floor and said no
body could deny that the motion made hv
Mills was purely dilatory, and it was the
duty of the Chair to refuse to entertain
the appeal. It was manifest to the coun
try that for the last six weeks the whole
effort of the Democratic side had been to
obstruct public business. The whole
purpose of filibustering was that it should
be impossible, if the Senate should pass
tin- ili-.ti.ms bill, to pass that bill through
Flower of Xew York retorted: "We
accept that issue, and stand upon it."
A iter further discussion the journal was
The Senate bill for tho relief of Sarah
E. Ferine was passed.
Concord (X. H.), Jan. 19.—The Demo
crats have nominated Charles A. Sinclair
| for Senator.
WHOLE SO. 15,370.
Execution of Eubanks for Mur
dering His Daughter.
HE DEEPLY REGRETS THE AWFUL
Whisky and Card-Playing Lead to the
Killing—Ho Warns Young Men to
Floe From Temptations—History ol"
the Tragedy for Which Ho W«s
Special to the Bkcohd-Uxxon.
San Jose, Jan. 19.—J.**mes M. Eu
banks was hanged in the jail yard at 11:50
this morning for the murder of bis
daughter Ida at Los Gatos on December
Tho murderer was a man of immonso
size, weighing over 200 pounds.
On reaching the scaffold at the ond of
tlie march from his cell, he suddenly
stepped ahead of his escorts as though
loath to accept their proffered aid and
anxious t v hurry the expiation of his
lie mounted the steps of tlie death deal
ing machine with a firm tread and looked
about upon tho assemblage with an ex
pression of complacency and --©dgnatiou.
At the conclusion bf a short prayer by
his spiritual adviser, Eubanks raised his
eyes to heaven and muttered:
"Oh. .lesns, 1 give myself to thee. Tby
will be done. I hope this will bo a warn
ing to others."
Tiie noose was then adjusted by Deputy
Sheriff Hadeler, of San Francisco, and
Captain John Castle, also a San Francisco
Deputy Sheriff, drew* ihe black cap over
tin: doomed man's eves. Throughout the
terrible ordeal Kubauks stood alone.
planted Attn as a marble column to tho
At 11:50 o'clock tn the minute tho trap
was sprung, and tho child-slayer was
wafted lo eternity. He dropped live feet,
and must have been killed instantly.
The body hung an inert weight, and
only tiie slightest twitching ofthe fingers
At the end of eight minutes tho attend
ing physicians declared that the pulsa
tions had entirely ceased, and the body
was cut down and taken to an under
After the corpse had been lowered it
was found that the tightening rope had
cut the flesh of the neck, and ihe breast
was covered with the blood which Slowed
from the wound.
The body will bo sent to Los Gates to
be interred by a brother ofthe dead mur
HIS LAST STATEMENT.
Before going to the scaffold he had tho
following statement prepared:
COUMTT .Uin, ]0:50 A. M.. Jan. 19,1891.—
I acknowledge and deeply repeal before God
and my fellow-men the awful crime that has
brought me to this sad end. Ido not seek to
screen myself in any wise. Yet mv early ig
norance of God's word, my bad 'habits of
liquor-drinking and card-playing, leading me
into all manner of trouble, lei] me into this.
So far was I gone in sin that a lew daws before
my great crime I attempted my own life, but
was hindered by a merciftd Providence. All
these things I would warn voting men to floe.
When I came to this jail mv heart was as
lianl as a flint, but the warning of mv father
to tnake my peace with God-and my brother's
entreaties and the faithful labors of some kind
Christian friends who have visited me in my
trouble, bavc led me to seek God ami hope iii
his mercy through the Lord JesuaChrist I
rely upon the promises of God's word for for
giveness of all my sins, and if such a sinner as
1 have tieen is forgiven I don't think there is
any man on earth but may be forgiven if he
turn to the Lord.
1 am grateful to all my friends for their
kindness to me in these days, and mv last
thoughts are for my children and that my fate
shall be a warning to others.
•lAMKS JI. EITBANKS.
The crime was most atrocious, delib
erate and cold-blooded
About 9 o'clock on the morning of tho
tragedy he borrowed a double-barreled
shotgun from Z. Wheatbn under the pre
tensethat he was going to hunt ducks.
To others he spoke about going to hunt
robins and asked for ammunition to load
the gun with. Finally he borrowed ten
cents and with that procured ammunition
sufficient for his purpose and then went
to the Heath House, which is located on
Main Street in Los Gatos. Going to tho
kitchen door, Eubanks looked in and saw
his daughter Ida, who was employed as
a waiter there. As she never spoke after
tbe shot, what took place between them
is reported only by Eubanks himself, for
nobody else was in the kitchen at tho
time. He said that he took that opportu
nity of remonstrating with her and trying
to persuade her to do differently norn
whal lie accused her of doing, and when
she refused to be influenced he drew up
his gun and tired. Who fell where sho
stood, backward from her murderer, and
when found was lying on her hack gasp
ing her iast, with arms and feet wide ex
tended and a charge of shot in her heart,
lie tried to shoot himself and failed, and
then tried to cut his throat and tailed.
lie pleaded guilty, but withdrew tho plea
and was convicted.
XULI, AND VOID.
Decision Against a Council Ordlnanoo
in Kansas City.
Kansas City, Jan. 19.—An ordinance
passed by the Common Council last year,
whereby over twenty square miles was
added to the city limits, wa.s declared null
and void by the Supreme Court this
morning. The court decides that Inas
much as the city limits are defined by
tho charter, it would be necessary to
amend the charter to extend the limits.
The ell".--ts of the decision will be far
reaching, and probably result in almost
interminable Litigation. Aldermen havo
been elected from tlie annexed districts,
taxes levied and collected, imnrovemouts
made, etc., and thoreisaquestJon whether
the r-ydihanoes of tho Council .since its en
largement aro valid. The city officials
aro greatly perturbed. Tiie population of
the city is reduced by 12,000.
China Will I!o Represented at the Co
Chicago, Jan. 19.—After mouths of ne
gotiations, the World's Fair Directory and
the Michigan avenue property owners
have agreed Sipou a plan for the occu
pancy of tho lake front by five exposition
Ali doubt as to China's action in regard
to tho fair has been dispelled. Charles
Denby, United States Minister to Peking,
has announced officially t<> the World's
Columbian Exposition officials that, as
tho result of many interviews with the
Emperor, the Chinese Government has
decided to participate in the exposition.
Promoter-General Handy has appointed
Dr. Thomas Weston, of .Xew York, as
foreign exchange editor, with headquar
ters at Chicago. He has had wide expe
rience in tho class of work for which he
has beeu chosen.
Puns, Jan. 19.—Advices from Senegal,
West Africa, sbitcs that Commander
Archinard, of the French troops, has
ronted a remnant of the Sultan of Ab
madous' forces and has taken I.SOO
prisoners, including all tho Sultan's