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VOLUME LXXX.-OsO. 130.
England Agitated Over Our
"Large" Pacific Fleet.
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FUNERAL SERVICES OF THE LATE
Bill Reserving the Rights of Settlers
on Public Lands—Favorable Re
ports on the Nominations of a Coin
Commission—The Indian Appi-cprl
ation *8111 Completed—Wash!—gl on
Special to the Record-union.
Washington, Jan. 20. —Secretary
Blame was asked by a representative of
the Associated Press to-day it the State
Department had learned the cause of the
"war" excitement a fortnight since in
London. lie replied that he had just re
ceived a copy of the London Times of
January oth, In which he found a dis
patch from the regular American corre
spondent, dated Philadelphia, January
6th, as follows:
"The naval orders recently issued indi
cate the gathering of a formidable ,\ nior
ican ileet in the Pacific waters before tlie
Behring Sea fishing season opens. Eleven
war-ships and live revenue cutters are
now or w_l soon be there, having ninety
guns and 2,025 men. Seven other steam
ers, it is rumored, wiU be chartered for
revenue duty, increasing the fleet to
twenty-three shi|-s. with 118 guns and
3,000 men, in -hiding two of the tastes! and
most powerful Oi the new cruisers, the
San Francisco and Charleston."
Blame 1 aid on receiving this unfoundi .1
and mischievous telegram that he Bent it
to the Navy Department, and bad been
informed by Secretary Traey that there
had been this winter a small'IT na\ al force
on the I'a. is. • than at any time In the Ins)
ten years. The whole number of ships
is five, the nuns forty-one, and the num
ber of men 856.
Blame added that he thought the cor
respondent of the THmet owed an expla
nation to the American people. There
was no excuse whatever for transmitting
erroneous statements to Furope.
THE .COKBESPONDENT EXPLAINS.
Philadelphia (Pa.), Jan. 20. —Jo I
Cook, financial editor of the Ledger, and
correspondent of the London 'Phm.es In
this city, was seen to-night relative to
his dispatch to the Times regarding tho
mobilization of a Beet of United States
war vessels in Behring Sea. He said ids'
dispatch was a brief summarization of a
long dispatch in the New York Times ot
January sth, from Annapolis, giving in
dei iii the names of the yeast Is to be con
centrated, and the number of guns and
men they would carry.
THE RAILROAD AGB______TT.
On Friday a Special Committee Meet
ing Will Consider it.
W \suiNiiTON, Jan. 20. —The Committee
cm < lommerce ofthe House badannounced
that ii would to-day consider the resolu- I
lion introduced some days ago byAnder-
S son ol ECatuns, directing the Interstate
Commerce Commission to Inquire into
the agreement of the railroad Presidents
in the West. Anderson went before the I
committee this morning and seemed
greatly surprised that the resolution
which had i.cc:: referred to tiie committee
had not been heard from in an official
way. He at ome declared tfaat'_ome
railroad scoundrel had caused it to be
misplaced." Soon after he introduced
another n solution of a like character, and
it was referred to the same committee,
lie says he will see-that it is not assaulted
en route io the committee by the strong
railroad lobby which he says is in attend
ance. He went back to the committee
again and succeeded in gelling a special
meeting for Friday to consider the reso
lution, which directs the interstate Com
merce (k>mm_~tion to ascertain the exact
conditions and provisions of the railroad
agreement, and report if there is any law
now iiie. t will interfere with the organi
zation, and ii'not, what legislation would
be necessary p> enable the people to pn >-
tect themselves in court against the com
bination. To a California Associated
Press representative, to-day, Anderson
said he was determined to get the resolu
tion passed nnd investigation ordered.
At le:.s . !)•■ would get it through the
Home, and from the strong sentiment
now arousing among the people wes'l oi
Chicago, he believed the Senate's serious
alt; ntion would soon i c attracted to it.
Attorney Boyd-of the Southern Pacific
Railroad said: "Oh, Anderson is arail
roadcrank; Hehas tided many times to I
attack our railroads roughly, but the
common sense of the House has always
prevented his success."
WASH! N<.TON NOTES.
Favorable Report on the BUI Fmposln |
:> Discriminating Tax on Tens.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The House
Ways and Means Committee ordered a
favorable report on the bill to Impose a
d_t_riminatingdnty of ten percent, on all |
teas imported from countries which dis
criminates against the United States,
Senator Manderson to-day introduced a
MU making appropriations at $100,000 tor
do exploration and survey ofthe interior
of Alaska. A similar b_J isnowonthi
in answer to a resolution calling for
copies of the account of Davenport as
Commissioner of the Circuit Court of the
United States District of New York for
188G to 1890, ii'.ehisive, the Acting Secre
tary of the Treasury to-day sent a state
ment showing that Davenport bad ren
dered no accounts for such services.
Senator M itcheU to-day off< red his pro
posed amendment to the Sundrj Civil
bill, appropriating §60,00P for a river light i
aw lal station on.Goqu_lo River, '
Oregon, and $300,000 for repairs to tin
light at Yaquine Bay, Oregon.
The Department of State is informed
that Bocas Del Torn, in the United Stal -
of Colombia, has been made on op n
1 .' . th • Panama and < 'olon.
The Inti rcoutinontal Railway < 'ommis
nonheldan adjourned meeting to-day,
but transacted no business, the delegates ■
fromßratil and the Argentine not 1
The two leading papers of Venezuela
re.-, ntly prii .! art! I s saying thai th<
MoKinloy Id!! was being sadly fell in the
Venezuela markets, ana caking the <-'< -. -
ernment n> 0 I a . ■■•rids grave a
a. .ing thai the remedy oonsists in a '
treaty of reciprocity, <
Thomas J. Parren of Los Angeles, a;
;- D.Gaini an I ii. s. Lubbeckarein
Representative Geary has been'deal :
a member ofthe Democratic Congr -
aional Committee, vice Claude, resigned.
A GOOD M _ASTJ3_B.
Bill Reserving Bights to Settlers on i
Washington, Jan. 2 :tnr San
ders' bill reserving rights ;•> - -.n
--quircd by them to public lands before i!
passage of the Act of ISBB, reserving ir- '
rigs ble lands from settlement, is of greaJ
Importance to t!.-.'' if s tilers id
California and ether Pacific Slates. In
order that its provisions may lie clearly
understood it is given !>elow in full:
"Any settler who nwy have filed upon,
made improvement on or acquired any
rights under the existing laws in or to
any public lands prior to the selection or
survey of the same, or any part thereof,
for purposes of reservoirs, ditches or
canals, shall be entitled to retain and
maintain all his rights the same as if no
such selection, ditches or canals had been
made, until auchAime as tho President
may, by proclamation or otherwise, de
termine whether such lands are necessary
pr required for the purposes set forth in
the Act of October 2,1855, and no entry
shall lie held tor cancellation until such
proclamation shall have been made."
It is probable that this bill will become
. LAST SAD RITES.
Funeral of Goorjro Bancroft, the Ven
Wa&HTKQTON, Jan. 20.—The funeral of
the. venerable historian, George Bancroft,
took place this morning at St. John's
Protestant Episcopal Church, and was at
t nded by a Large and most distinguished
gathering. Among those present were
the President and Mrs. Halford, the Vice-
President and Mrs. Morton, the Cabinet
officers and their wives, tho British and
am! German Ministers, and nearly all the
other members of the Diplomatic Corps.
The navy, army and Congress were rep
The remains were encased in a hand
some black cloth-covered casket with
silver ornaments and bearing on its lid a
heavy silver plate. The floral tributes
•ai re beautiful. The services were simple
and brief, and wereconducted by Rev. Dr.
Douglas, rector of the church. The re
mains were taken lo the Baltimore and
''In., train for transportation to Worees
b r, Mass.. where the interment will lie
THE NEW GUN FOUNDRY.
Action Regarding It Postponed in the
Washington, Jan. 20.—Mitchell _ res
olution of yesterday, directing the Secre
tary qf War to furnish information con
cerning tiie facilities for producing steel
forginga on (he Pacific coast, was post
poned onto to-morrow by request of
The latter thought that the location of
a gun foundry should not be restricted to
!!■■ I acific coast, but that the interior of
tho country ought to be'coAsidered.
Allison, as Chairman of the Committee
on Appn priations, will, of course, exert
quite an influence in the selection of.a
Site, as the money must be appropriated
by his committee for the purpose, but he
v.iil probably not oppose Benicia's selec
tion when be ascertains thai the location
of a foundry in the interior would, not be
feasible, according to the report of the
Washington. Jan. 20.—The Collector
of Customs at Detroit lias been informed
that fish caught in nets or other devices
belonging to American corporations or
individuals only are entitled to the prlv
ilegeof free entry. Fish caught in nets
or other devices owned by a company
en trtered under the laws of Canada, and
composed principally of foreign stock
holders, are subject to duty, notwith
standing the apparatus may bo operted
by an American citizen. The Collector
was also informed that tho rights of
American corporations in fish privileges
are identical with those of American citi
A Customs Collector Criticised.
WasH-NOTON, Jan.2o.—Captain Hooper,
in'his report submitted to the-Secretary
of the Treasury on the expedition of the
United States revenue cutter Corv.-in for
the relief of the vessel Dare, wrecked off
He- coast of Vancouver, takes occasion to
criticise the Port Townsend Collector of
Customs and the revenue steamer Wol
cott's commander for failure to report the
arrival of the wrecked crew in Victoria,
and attributes their non-action to either
indifference or cowardice.
( 'aptain Hooper and his men. being inl
aw are of the sale arrival of the crew at
Victoria, continued their vain search, and
experienced^ many hardships and great
Fees of United States Court Officers.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The bill which
passed the Senate last session to increase
the toes of certain officers of the United
States Courts in Washington. Oregon,
Idaho, Nevada. Wyoming and North and
South Dakota was to-day reported favor
ably by the l!.:'^e committee having it
in charge. J',y mistake, the statute in
vogue relntiu!? to California clerks, was
repealed by tiie Senate bill, which had
the effect of reducing their fees. This
mistake was corrected in to-day's report.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The Finance
Committee of the Senate to-day directed
thai favorable reports be made upon tho
nominations of Nathanielß. Hill, of Col
ored-, Lambert Tree, of Illinois, and
William A. Russell, of Massachusetts,
commissioners io consider the establish
ment of an int. rnational coin or coins,as
recommended by ihe Internationa] Amer
Washington, Jan. 20.—Fair weather
prevails, except in the St. Lawrence Val
ley and tho northern portion of the Lake
region, where local snows are reported,
ami in Central Texas, where rains con
tinue, it Is generally warmer cast of the
Mountains, and slightly colder at
northern Rocky Mountain stations and
on the -North Pacific.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—California pen
sions: John Hodgt s, Kfuevo; Thomas H.
Lee, Ceres; Justice Rice, Los Angeles;
Morgan Sweeny, _"ountv_le; Henry
Gripn, Los Angeles: .John M. Rcid.
Buckeye; James W. B__, Winters.
Indian Appropriation 801.
Washington, Jan. 20. — The House
Committee on Indian Affairs has nearly
completed the Indian Appropriation bill.
It carries $0,950,000, all increase of >_'•>,
--233 over the current year.
Death of a Rottrod Naval Officer.
Was__noptqn, Jan. 20.—The Navy De
partment Is mi. irmed of the death at I lot
Springs, Arkansas, of Lieutenant-Com
mander Charles 11. Black, retired.
Tlie San Francisco ami North Pacific
Boat! EloCtS Oflleers.
San FnANascoi Jan. 2.).—The annual
::• Ugof the San Francisco and North
Pacific Railroad ntaS held to-day. The
. of the company shows that last
year was the most prosperous since the
opening of any portion at the lines oper
1.-.li detaQs ofthe expenses, earn
ings and profits will be issued in the rejr
oiar r..p."- f. now in course ofpreparation.
... . ... Directors resulted as
_ John <■'. Bargin, Peter J. Mo-
Olynn, P. N. Lii enthnf. Alfred L, Selig
m■:!•. Henry T. Scott, Cnaries F. Hanlon
ami Russell J. Wilson.
Subsequently the board made the i'ol
lowing appointments: President. .John
J". Bargin; Vice-Preaidont, Philip n.
Lilicnthai; Treasurer. Alfred L, _e_g
raanj iiccretary, Thomas AY. Me'lish;
<:'iut:ii Manager, EL C. Whiting: Gen
eral Passenger Agent, P. .!. McGMynn;
:i Freight Agent, W. H. Mc-nton;
AssistanJ General l-'rei-cht and Passenger
Agent, W. J. Mc.Mullin; General Counsel,
Charles F. Hanlon.
SACBAMEMO, WEDNESDAY MORNIKG, J__UAEY 21, 1891.
A Grand Military Review Ordered
at Pine Ridge.
PEARS OF AN OUTBREAK AMONG
Tho Chicago Gas Trust Surrenders Its
Charter—Bold Train Robbery in
Texas — Mil waukee and St. Paul
Railroad Conductors aud Train Dis
patchers Give Notice of n Strike.
Special to the Record-Union.
Pixe Ridok, Jan. '20.— General Miles
has succeeded in allaying, to a great ox
tent, the excitemont under which the In
dians labored yesterday over the killing
j of Few Tails.
The first large beef isstio under tlie
new agent, Captain Pierce, takes place
to-morrow. Fifty-live hundred people
will be fed. This time one beef will he
issued to twenty-two people instead of
thirty, as formerly. This increase greatly
pleases the Indians.
General Miles is selecting the ten chiefs
from both the Ogallalas and Brules to
Mini to Washington to get their case be
fore the Interior Department. They will
be accompanied by F. U. Lewis, Special
Indian Agent, who has arrived for that
Captain Baldwin, of General Miles'
stall, was buried this morning.
Ten more guns were turned in to-day.
GENERAL REVIEW ORDERED.
Pink Ridge, Jan. 20.—A great military
review was ordered this evening by Gen
eral Miles to take place to-morrow.
Practically all the troops at the Agency
will participate. There is a belief that
tins display willjbc the last feature of the
campaign, and that the Indians will be
duly impressed with the number of
soldiers available to suppress any up
' reneral Miles lias sent word to the In
dian ch-.efs that they mast not look anon
the movement of the troops in reviewing
_a one directed against them, but rather
as an evidence that the campaign was
drawing to a close.
PREPARING iDB AX OfTHRKAK.
RiVKii Falls (Minn.), Jan. 20.—Ex
citement prevails here over the report
that the Red Lake Chippewaa are prepar
ing for an outbreak.
Results of Ballots for United States
Pierre (S. D.), Jan. 20.—The first bal
lot for Senator to-day in the House stood:
Moody (Rep.) 53, Harden (hid.; 22, Cross
(Ind.) 11, Wardell (Ind.) o. Trip]. (Dem.)
19, Preston (Rep.) 3, Elliott, Melville and
Gifford (Rep.) 1 each. .Senate— Moody _>,
Trip]) ti, Wadell 7,' Cross 4; Cosaiid 3,
Hardin 2, Congressman Pickton 1.
Moody received all the Republican
votes but six, but falls ten short of enough
to elect. Several Independents are known
to favor Moody as second choice. The
Republicans are not eonlident, but aro
Topeka (Kan.), Jan. 20.—The Legisla
ture, in joint session, to-day elected Ed
win SL Snow, Alliance caucus nominee,
for State Printer. Snow polled every
Alliance and Democratic vote and won
Bismarck (N. d.), Jan. 20.—The ballot
for Senator to-day resulted: Senate-
Pierce (>, llansbrough 4. Miller .1. Ball
3, Lounsberry 4, Muir 4, Met 'urmaek li.
House—Miller!!, Pierce ".i, llansbrough
<i, Ball 6, stimmel 2, Muiro, bounsberry
l, McCormack is, Lamourne l. Rourke l.
The joint session will be held to-mor
HaHKIHHUHO, Jap. 20.—Senator Cam
eron was re-elected to-day. The ballot
in the House stood: Cameron, 11:!- T3sg
gart, 7; Dr. Flood, 3; Judge White. 1;
Cbaunoey F. Black (Dem.), 77.
In the Senate it was: Cameron, 31;
Black, 17: Sibley (Dem.i. I.
Taggart, While and Flood represented
the outspoken opposition to Cameron
among the Republicans.
The joint session will lie held to
Raleigh, Jan. 20.—Senator Vance rc
ccived an over* helming maioritv in the
ballot taken in l.olli houses or the 'Legisla
Altjan v (ST. V.), Jan. 20.—Both branches
ot the Legislature voted for United states
Senator to-day. There were six absentees
in tlie Assembly. The ballot, taken gave
Kvartsa majority over Hill. The joint
Bession will be held to-morrow, when all
the Democrats are ex]ieeted to be present
and. as a result, elect Hill.
Thomas C. Piatt was interviewed on
the H_lnomination. Be said: "Hill will
place a formidable barrier in the way of
his nomination tor the Presidency by ac
cepting the Senatoiship. I don't feel
called on to say a word over Hill's self
immolation, and leave the funeral ora
tions to the members of the Democratic
Denver, Jan. 20.— The Senate this
morning- elected Teller to succeed him
self. The "regular" and "combine"
Houses met separately, and each gave
Teller a majority.
Hartford, Jan. 20.—Both brandies of
the Legislature, voted for United States
Senator to-day. The Republicans in both
branches voted for Senator Piatt, while
the Democrats scattered. The joint ses
sion will be held to-morrow.
SrniNoFiELD (111.), Jan. 20.—The two
houses ofthe Legislature to-day voted for
I nited States Senator. The vote on the
Brat ballot stood: House—Palmer
(Dem.),./; Oglesby (Rep.), 73; Streeter
!". M. B. A.), 3. Senate—Palmer. 24;
Oglesby, 27. No candidate received a
CHICAGO GAS TRrST.
The Directors Decide to Surrender Its
CnicAGO, Jan. 20.—The Chicago Gas
Trust has decided to surrender its char
ter and wind up its business as soon as
possible. This was decided upon at a
recent meeting ofthe Directors, but has
just been made public. The anti-trust
laws, as expounded in a recent decision
of ths Illinois Supreme Court, showed
that the trust could not leenllv hold stock
oi its constituent companies, and the
Directors were probably further spurred
to action by a recast announcement of
Attorney-General Hunt that he would
begin quo warranto proceedings.
President Billings says an effort will be
made to organize a new corporation in a
form which will comply with the law.
The details are not yet niapinxl out in re
gard to the effect of dissolving the trust
on the stock. He thought it could not be
hurt. It is based on tlie properties of the
different companies in the trust, and the
dissolution of the form of the trust will
not affect it.
In the plan of reorganization it isunder
stood that the individual companies will
retain their identity.
A Minister Arrested In Peru for Hold
ing Religious Services.
New York, Jan. 20.—The arrest and
imprisonment of Francis Penzotti, a
Methodist minister in Callao. Peru, has
created wide comment in religious circles.
That in these enlightened days a man
could be imprisoned merely for holding
religious exercises, and then, after hav
ing been acquitted of the charges against
him, is still held a prisoner, subject to a
decision from a court, which, immedi
ately upon receiving the papers, took a
recess for two months, leaving him to
Buffer in a filthy dungeon, surrounded by
the lowest class of convicts, is an as
Senor Don Felix Zeganra, Peruvian
Minister to tho United States, says the
story of the persecution of. Penzotti re
flects undeserved discredit upon the civ
ilization and Government of Pern. He
says: "It seems strange to me that Pen
zotti was not bailed out of prison. He
represents a wealthy body aud the priv
ilege of bail is extended generally, being
denied, of course, in capital offenses."
PALACE CAR PATENTS.
A Temporary Injunction Issued in
Favor of tlio Wagner Con pany.
Chicago, Jan. 20. —The Wagner Palace
Car Company won a temporary victory
over the Pullman Company to-day, in a
decision by Judges Blodgettand Gresham,
in a long-drawn-out vestibule case. In a
recent case before Judge Coltin, ot the
United States Circuit Court for Massachu
setts, it was held that Wagner was in
fringing on the Pullman patents, and an
injunction was issued. Then Pullman
asked that the Lake Shore and Michigan
('entral roads be enjoined from using the
vestibule," but Judges Gresham and
Blodgett to-day refused this until a full
hearing can be had.
The court hold that the patent granted
Sessions in November, 1887. involved the
same improvements, and that it was not
shown that Pullman had a prior right to
the patent The case, therefore, is still
Strike of Railway Employes.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—The Chicago and
Erie Railway has a serious strike on
hand, the strikers being conductors and
dispatchers. A month ago dispatcher
Scott, at Huntington, md., made a serious
mistake in giving an order, which was
discovered in time to prevMit serious
work. He was discharged. On the
other dispatchers threatening to strike,
the company changed the sentence t<>
thirty days' suspension. Now it is al
leged by the conductors and dispatchers
thai Scott has been dismissed, and they
notified General Manager Tucker of a
strike, to begin to-night. The strike will
probably affect the road to Salamanee.
Genera] Manager Tucker says only the
conductors and dispatchers are out, and
that tho engineers, lircman and brake
men refused to join the strike.
Rold Train Robbery.
BnowNsvii.i.E (Texas), Jan. 20.—At
noon yesterday a train on the Rio Grande
Railroad between here and Point Isabel
was wrecked and robbed by fifteen men.
They placed obstructions on the track,
derailed the train, held up the passengers
and got away with about§2o,ooo in Ameri
can money, which was en roaie for .New
Orleans. The passengers were relieved of
money and valuables. The Sheriff and a
posse aro scouring the coniitw for the
robbers, who are doubtless safe in Mexico.
Ended Ills Life.
Chicago, Jan. 20.—News has been re
ceived here that N. B. Swartwout, of Chi
cago, committed suicide at New Orleans
last night. Swartwout was a well-known
resident of II ighland Park and intimately
associated with Professor Klisha Gray,
the electrician. Four years ago ho went
to California and speculated in lands at
Pasadena, but held oil too long and lost
everything. No cause is known for the
"Wlndow-Glnss Factories Slmt Down.
Pittsbi'ru, Jan. 20.—Word has been
received that nearly a dozen window
giaai factories have shut down on account
of an overstocked market and low prices.
Others are oxpected to follow. The de
proaalon is attributed to tlie failure of the
propose consolidation called tho Ameri
can Glass Company.
MoN-TGOJircrtv (Ala.), Jan. 20.—1n the
State Senate to-day the bill making an
appropriation for the World's Fair ex
hibit was laid on tho table to await the
late of the elections bill in Congress, the
Senators holding tnat if the elections bill
became a law it would injure the State so
as to render the inducement of immigra
Electric Works Bnrned.
Chicago, Jan. 20.—The extensive works
of tho Standard Metal Manufacturing
Company and Belding Electrio Motor
Company were burned this morning.
Loss t_M>oo, with insurance to three
quarters of that amount.
Killed His Divorced "Wife.
Toledo, Jan. 20.—"Sesh" Earnest to
day probably fatally shot his divorced
wife and then killed himself. The shoot
ing was the result of her refusal to re
Murder and Suicide.
Fixdlay (Ohio), Jan 20. — Horton
Sharkey, a boarder at the Wickham
Hotel, killed the proprietress, Mrs. Aus
tin, and suicided to-day. The quarrel
was over a board bill.
Duel by Cowlmys.
SanMeßS (Wyo.), Jan 2\— Two cow
boys fought a duel on a ranch near here,
having quarreled over cattle. One was
fatally wounded. The names are yet un
Palo Alto Belle.
Lima (Ohio), Jan. 20.-J. C. Tineman
has just purchased Palo Alto Belle for
§15,000. She was sired on Senator Stan
ford's farm, and has a record of 2:22 ias a
"World's Fair Bnildlntr.
Chicago, Jan. 20.—The World's Fair
Directors to-night formally ratified the
agreement to put five of the exposition
buildings on the lake front, close to the
center of tlie city.
Power and Long Released.
Baltimore, Jan. 20.—Manager Barnie,
ofthe Baltimore Baseball Club mailed
to-day to California the release of Captain
Tom Power and center-fielder Long.
Glasgow (Mo.), Jan. 20.—Oliver
Thixen, colored, was hanged by a mob
near Fayette to-day for an attempted as
sault on a white girl.
An Editor Drops Dead.
New York, Jan. 20.—Charles P. Jones,
an old editorial employe ofthe New York
Times, dropped dead to-night.
London, Jan. 20.—Word has been re
ceived from Japan that the recently
opened Parliament-house has been de
destroyed by fire
Contest for Senator in the Wash
PROCEEDINGS OF THE STATE BOARD
Troops on the Trail of the Indians
who Murdered Cllquito Smith In
Arizona—An Incendiary Fire in San
Mateo County—Los Angoles Orange
Special to the Record-Union.
Olympia, (Wash.), Jan. 20.—There was
no ballot for Senator in the House to-day.
Metealf, of Stevens county, arose and
charged Harry Clarke, of Spokane, with
attempting to bribe him to vote for Cal
kins, and deposited with the Speaker
§500 paid him. There was great excite
ment when the charge was made. The
House adjourned till to-night to investi
A test vote shows that Squire will have
forty-six votes in the House.
A motion was carried appointing a com
mittee of five to investigate tl^e charge of
bribery, aud the House adjourned till
8 p. m.
The Investigation Committee met to
night and examined Representative Met
ealf. Ho said that Harry Clarke gave
him |QOO last night and said he would
receive $1,000 for voting for Calkins.
In the House to-night a vote was taken
for United States Senator. Squire re
ceived 12, Calkins 15, Carroll (Dem.) 17.
In the Senate this afternoon the vote for
I mted States Senator was Squire 15, Cal
kins 14, Acting Governor Laughton 1,
Carroll (Dem.) 4.
The total vote of both houses is as fol
lows: Squire 68, Calkins 29, < 'arroll 21
Laughton 1, Edward Kidridgo 1.
STATE BOA15I) OF TRADE.
Cheap Excursions to He Arranged
From Seattle to This State.
San Francisco, Jan. 20.—Tho State
Board of Trade met at tho exhibition
room in the Bancroft building this after
noon. Eugene J. Gregory, of Sacramento,
presided. The following were present:
Joseph Emery of Alameda, T. J. Rice
of Stanislaus, A. B. Caldwell of Stanis
laus, J. K. Rapp of Contra Costa, Dr.
Smith ol* Palermo, Erskin Greer of Sac
ramento, R. B. Blowers of Woodland,
Jesse 1). Carr of Monterey, W. H. Mills
and John P. Irish of San Francisco, A
Caminetti of Amador, J. X. Piatt of So
lano and John Q. Brown, Managei.
W. H. Mills reported that "California
on W Heels" was at Seattle to-day. He had
received information that a great many
emigrants to that place have found that
the country cannot be cleared rapidly
enough to furnish them openings for a
livelihood, and that the development of
that section is not equal to tho immigra
tion. Believing that a number of those
emigrants could be persuaded to settle in
California, he had sent three members of
the board to aid the officials In the car dur
ing its travel through the northern States
on this coast. He suggested arranging
cheap excursions from that place to this
State. The report was approved.
BT. G. Rice reported that he was gather
ing statistics which would enable him to
provide a clas of literature for emigration
purposes which would equal that so dili
gently given out by the people of the
southern part of tho State. He also '
stated that he is endeavoring to direct
emigration from the East to the San Joa
quin and Sacramento Valleys, and break
the monotony of seeing emigration con
tinually directed to the extreme south- i
crn part ofthe State. .
John P. Irish said that his observation '
in the East led him to believe that Cali- '
fornia was not benefited by the literature '
sent there from the southern part of the '
State. The literature contains too much
reference to tho production of tropical '
fruits, and does not, as it should, identify '
with tropical fruits the hardier fruits of
the SUite. He advised that the literature I
sent from northern sections should also !
contain reference to the production of
John P. Irish moved the adoption of a
resolution favoring the readjustment of
the assessment on growing trees and
vinos in this State, inasmuch as the pres
ent rate worked a hardship upon those
who are necessarily without any revenue
from their land until the trees and vines
bear. The resolution was unanimously
The following financial report was pre
sented and approved: Balance on hand
October 1, 1890, 81,7! _ 97; receipts for Oc
tober, §1,731; for November, 81,198 50;
for December, $1,838 85; total, §0,559 32.
Disbursements for October, 81,410; for
November, $1,375 70; for December, 81,
--321 57; total, 84,107 27: balance on hand
January 1, 1891, 82,452 05.
The resolution of W. H. Mills, recom
mending that, in case the Legislature .
makes an appropriation for an exhibit at
the World's Fair, that provision be made
against the use of the money for sectional
exhibits, was adopted.
J. S. McCue. of Marin county, advo- !
cated that, instead of expending 830,000
upon an exhibit at the World's Fair that
amount of money bo used to enlarge
"California on Wheels" from three to ten
He argued that the traveling exhibit
was taken to the doors of the people of the '
United States, while the World's Fair ex- '
Libit would be forgotten a day after it was »
gazed upon. He moved that the Legis- <
htture be petitioned to appropriate 830,000 1
a year for two years for the purpose of "
advertising the resources of the State. "
His motion was not approved. 1
OX THEIR TRAIL.
Troops in Hot I"_rsuit of Cliqulto
Smith's Murderers. I
Los Anoei.es, Jan. 20.—A dispatch was !
received at the headquarters of the De- ;
partment of Arizona te-day from Lien- j
tenant Clark, in command of the detach- <
ment of troops and Indian scouts in pur- '
suit of the band of Apaches who killed
Cliquito Smith three days ago at Meises
Canyon, just north of the Mexican bor
der. A horse and one rifle that tho In- 1
dians were obliged to abandon have been I
found. The trail is very fresh, and, tin- <
less snow interferes, these Indians will lie <
Smith was a lone rancher in the can- !
yon. He was killed In his house, and his
body was horribly mutilated. The trail
shows that there were three Indians in
the party, and they are believed to be i
renegades from Mexico, whither the trail •
The army authorities here claim that the ]
treaty with Mexico should lie so amended
as to permit United States troops to cross
the border. As it is now, they can cross
only when in close pursuit of hostile In- ,
dians, and must return immediately upon
losing the trail.
Warrants Out for the Arrest of Inter- .
Albaxt, (Oregon), Jan. 20.—As a re
sult of the trouble in the Evangelical '
Church at Sweet Home, a Deputy Sheriff '
left the city this morning, armed with a
j warrant for the arrest of six of the paitici-
pants, Rev. H. I. Bittner, presiding
elder of the Bowman faction of the
church; Rev. C. A. McElroy, George
Slavin, Rudolph Spring, Samuel Noth
inger, Sr., and Samuel Notbiuger, Jr.
Thomas Morris was the complaining wit
The complaint alleges that the defend
ants committed a riot by unlawfully and
forcibly breaking into the Evangelical
Church in Oregon.
The Deputy Sheriff, on his way to
Sweet Home met Rev. Bittner. He was
arrested and released on his own recog
Bittner says he went to Swoet Home
to assist Rev. Mr. McElroys in a pro
tracted meeting which he was holding in
peaceable possession of the church.
Rev. Thomas A. Yost and the anti-Bow
man followers, it is said, barricaded the
church door from within, and placed a
guard before the door and one on the in
side, armed with deadly weapons.
Bittner further stated that several clubs
and formidable weapons were left inside
the church by the other faction, whe tied.
A rock was thrown at Bittner as ho en
tered the pulpit.
The case will come up for preliminary
examination in the Justice Court.
Piicenix (A. T.), Jan. 20.—The Acting
Governor's message was delivered to-day.
It recommends the cutting down of the
expenses of the Territory, the abolishing
ofthe office of Geologist and Immigra
tion Commissioner, and a reduction in
the salaries and expenses at the peniten
tiary, and the salary of tlie Normal
School Superintendent, and that the San
itary Commission expenses be borne by
the cattlemen. It advocates Statehood,
a north and south railroad, a reform
school, an increase in the salary of Auditor
and Legislators, a funding Act, a Terri
torial militia law, the retaining of the
office of Attorney-General, with a reduc
tion of salary to one-half, and also the
freights and fares bill.
The Vacant Judgeship.
Marysville, Jan. 20.—Petitions in be
half of E. A. Davis and M. E. Sanborn
for tiie appointment of the Superior Judg
ship. made vacant by the death of Judge
Keyser, are being widely circulated. A I
large delegation went to Sacramento to- I
day to wait on the Governor. Davis was
formerly Senator from Sutter and Yuba
counties, and Sanborn was formerly Dis
trict Attorney of Sutter county.
•Judge Calkins said tiv.it if Clarke paid
Metealf money U> vote for him it was
« Lihont his (Calkins') knowledge.
rka said he had been working for !
• ' Ikins. au<l urged Metealf to vote for
liii.!. lie denied, however, that he had
. ! [(leal;' any money,
Tnecnd I.i r;.' FI re.
Mh.hrae, Jan. 20l—At 11 o'clock last
night a fire was discovered in one of the
sheds adjoining the well-known San
ihuno House, at San Bruno, owned by
Dick Cummings, and In a lew minutes
the fire was beyond control. The fire
spread so rapidly that nothing of value
w::s saved. The stable, sheds and hotel
were burned to the ground. The loss is
in the neighborhood of 810,000, partly
covered by insurance. An attempt was
made on the 13th instant to burn this
place, but the fire was discovered and ex
tinguished before any damage was done.
It is supposed to be of incendiary origin,
and every attempt will bo made to dis
cover the guilty parties.
An Escaped Convict Captured.
Portland, Jan. 20.—Detective Joseph
Day this morning arrested William Long,
alias Jones. In November, 1887, Long
was tried in San Diego County, Cal., in
connection with what is known as the
"Great Eastern Burglary." He was con
victed and sentenced to" twelve years in
San Quentin. While being convevod to
prison he eluded the Sheriff at Oakland
wharf and has till now avoided recapture.
Long is an old-timer, having served, pre
viously to his last conviction, two sen
tences for similar offenses, committed in
San Francisco. Ho will be returned to
California at once.
Change of Venue Granted.
Portland (Or.), Jan. 20.—1n the State
Circuit Court to-day the application of
Sandy Olds for a change of venue was
granted, and he will bo tried in Washing
ton county for the murder of Emil Weber,
committed In May, 1889. Olds has already
been tried in Multnomah county three
times. In the first trial the jury dis
agreed. In the second and third trials he
was convicted of murder in the first de
gree and sentenced to be hanged, but the
Supreme Court reversed the verdict in
Result of tho Field-Trial Derby.
Bakersfield, Jan 20,—The second day
of the field trials is ended, the derby
winners being: First, M. D. Walter's
English setter Leo R,; second, James I.
Watson's black pointer Old Black Joe
II.; third, the California Kennel's (C. N.
Post's) English setter Petronella.
Birds were found in abundance, and
the weather was delightful. The judges
were same as yesterday.
To-night the draw for tho ail-age stake
will be made, and the annual meeting of
the club will be held. To-morrow begins
the all-age stake.
Lumber Vessels Bar Bound.
Eureka (Cal.), Jan. 20.—N0 vessels cx
eept tho two passenger steamers have
crossed the Humboldt Bar outward
bound since the 11th instant. Thero are
eighteen lumber-laden vessels, including
four steamers, now waiting an opportun
ity to depart. The delay is occasioned
by the uncertain state of the Humboldt
A Snicide Identified.
Stockton, Jan. 20.—The name of the
man who committed suicide by shooting
himself last night is believed to be T.
Custer, of San Francisco. He came here
on the 10th and registered at the hotel,
but made no acquaintances. He was
without money, and had only a sil
ver watch. His valiso contained only a
few traps, of no value.
Los Anoeles, Jan. 20.—The orange
growers to-day formed a preliminary or
ganization to protect their interests.
Every orange-growing district in this
section was represented. The object is to
take steps to counteract what is consid
ered an unfair advantage taken by buyers
Portland, Jan. 20.—The extradition
proceedings against William Stewart
Cook, alias McDonald, who is held on a
charge of forging a will in England, were
concluded this afternoon, ancf Cook was
held to await the action of President
Fairfield, Jan. 20.— J. W. McKenzie,
who was shot yesterday by W. Foote, at
Teal Station, died to-day. McKenzie
leaves a wife and two children in Scot
Liberia Colonization Scheme.
Atlanta (Ga.), Jan. 20.—Excitement
among the negroes over the colonization
in Liberia, a scheme being engineered by
the United States and Congo National
Immigration Steamship Company, does
not abate. It is estimated that 2,000 ne
groes came to Atlanta from Texas and
Mississippi to wait for the promised ship,
which has not come, and the cold weather
ofthe past few days found them in such
destitution that the city in many instances
has been compelled to aid them. Then
is some talk of bringing the matter before
WHOLE KO. 15,371.
A Jewish Banker Arrested on a
Charge of Bribery.
CAUSES OF THE PRESENT TROUBLE
IN CHILE. ,
O'Brien Says a Satisfhetory Agreement '
Has Been Reached Regarding the
Irish Trouhles—The Mystery Sur
rounding tho Death of tho Duke of \
Bedford Solved-It was a Case of i
Special to the Record-Uxion. I
St. PETERsnuRG, Jan. 20.—A well- ,
known Jewish banker named Baron j
Ginshurg last week waited on Durnovo, '
Minister of the Interior, and asked him .
to try to alleviate or postpone the carry- |
mg out of the edicts for the repression of
During the interview the Baron handed
the Minister an envelope containing a
check for one million roubles, payable to .
the order of Durnovo, and indorsed by
the Mendellsohns of Berlin.
Durnovo subsequently gave the Czar
the note. The Czar gave orders for tho
an es-. of Baron Ginshurg.
The Siaron declared that the check was
not „;ven as a bribe, but as an ordinary .
bam: mg transaction. Upon an investiga- I
tion ... the books, it was proved that tho
?!'';.'' ".V 1* received In the usual manner
fiom Berlin. The Czar then ordered tho
p. !.er released and the cheek returned,
nsburg refused to take it. Tho
•-. hereupon ordered half of the money
g..' to the Red Cross Society and tho
Ptii i ndfused tor tne relief of the poor.
Which Led to tho Present
• " York, Jan. 20.—A member ofthe
ttrm of Grace A Co. was interviewed on
the troubles now existing in Chile. Ho
not make known his business dis
ps bes, but stated that the Custom-houso
"■■'•'• loaedand business at a standstill.
"I <■ difficulty," he said, is simply this.
Quitea considerable number of influen
tii! mleans are dissatisfied with tho
pies Mt electoral system, which, in point
oi -. gives the retiring President tho
appointment ot his successors. They
havo petitioned President Balmaeeda to
cull .ogether a constituent assembly to re
vise tiie whole electoral system before tho
coming election. This, it seems, he re
fused to do; hence the troubles. We have
no means of knowing wha4 the outcome
-is ill be. Political principles divide tho
country, yet we believe that the opponents
ot General Balmaeeda are as disinterested
and patriotic as he. We hope and be
lieve the trouble will be arranged peace
ably, but we feel assured that the credit
ot the country and the foreign capital
there invested are as safe in the hands of
one party as with the other."
Substantial Progress Made Toward a
Settlement of the Trouble.
Paris, Jan. 20.—O'Brien says in answer
to a question as to what had been the re
sult of the conference with Dillon: "It is
difficult, under the existing circum
stances, to make any statement with
respect to the conference, as it is still
necessary for us to preserve silence in the
matter. Dillon and myself are in
lull agreement, have made substantial
progress toward a settlement which will
be satisfactory to the British, as well as
to our own sentiment. There has not
been a single day's needless delay. Wo
shall not leave France without exhaust
ing every effort for peace, and a very few
days now must determine the result."
Dillon signified his approval of this
The Duke of Bedford Suicided. '
London, Jan. 20.—The mystery sur
rounding the death of the Duke of Bed
ford has been cleared up. He suicided
and shot himself through the head. Ho
had been suffering from extremo and
acute congestion of the lungs.
Rivers Covered With Ice.
Madrid, Jan. 20—Tho rivers Tagms
and Ebio, at Naragoosa, are covered with
ice, the first time since 1829.
Business Men of Boston Opposed to the'
Boston, Jan. 20.—Faneuil Hall was
packed to-day with business men of Bos
ton, gathered at the call of Mayor Mat- ,
thews, to formally protest against the free
coinage of silver.
A number of addresses were made. Gen- >
eral T. A. Walker deprecated the admis- n
sion into tho Union of new States to
neutralize the influence of the older com
munity. The freo coinage of silver is
dishonest and destructive.
The principal speech was mado by
Hon. Edward Atkinson. Ho said, in
part: "A small fraction of Senators from
the remote border States have combined
together as reuresentatives of the silver
mines, rather than of the people, to force
into circulation a dollar made of silver
which will not meet the test by which tho
just unit ol" value must be tried—a test by
fire.The silver dollar is not a true standard.
It may he worth seventy, eighty, ninety,
or even a hundred cents for awhile, and
yet no one can tell what it will be worth
the next week, month or year. Such a
dollar is not lit to be the standard, or unit
of value of a great commercial nation.
Faneuil Hall, he said, calls upon tho
great West, and the great West will surely
respond. We do not call upon sparsely
settled border States, whose little product
of the silver mines is not equal in value
to the hens' eggs annually produced in
the barn-yards of the country,and not
even equal in value to the poultry and
eggs of poor New England.
"Thelarmers, workmen, manufacturers
and all tho solid sense of this country are
against the measure."
In conclusion, Mr. Atkinson said: "Let
us call upon the Executive and the Leg
islature of the State to sec to it that an
Act is passed to this end, that in all con
tracts entered into after the passage of
this Act, in which dollars are named tn
promise, the courts shall construe that
the dollar meant and promised is the best
dollar that can be mode—a dollar in gold
"In this course we will be justified by
law, by the action of California in another
emergency, and the record of our great
commonwealth, which throughout all
time has maintained its promise according
to tho intent and meaning of whatever tho
law of the legal tender may have been.
We shall be justified, again, by the act of
our great country, first among nations,
that of having issued, under the stress of
war, its own notes for the purpose of col
lecting a forced loan, and has paid, or
stands ready to pay, the debt in the best
dollar that can be coined—a dollar made
otgcM or its equivalent."
Moris -'gainst free coinage were