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VOLUME LXXX.--XO. 132.
Progress Made bythe Expedition
to Death Valley.
CHINESE DRIVEN OUT OP MILTON,
At tho -San Jose Athletic Club Delnney
was Knocked Out hy McCarthy in
the Twentieth Round—A Hospital
Patient at Santa Rosa Cuts His
Throat from Ear to Ear.
Special to the Record-Union.
Kkkler (CaL), Jan. 22. —Communica-
tions just received from the Death Valley
expedition, dated Lone Willow Springs,
January l.th, give the personnel of the
party as it entered the valley as follows:
Professors Palmer, Fisher, Coville, Fun
ston, Bailey, Nelson and Dikeman and
four assistants, eleven in all, with seven
teen animals, Professor Stevens of San
Bernardino being unable to join the ex
pedition until later in the season.
The entire party left Lone Willow
Springs on the 15th, and will separate
after entering the valley into two parties,
avid camp as follows: Professors Palmer,
Coville, Fisher and Funston at Furnace
Creek, near the north end and on the
ajast side of the valley; Professors Bailey,
Kelson and Dikeman at Bennett's Wells,
situated about the center of the valley
and very close to the line of the greatest
depression from the sea level.
After remaining at Bennett's Wells
long enough to investigate that locality,
Professor Bailey and party will start
Kouth, skirting the southern end of the
valley, thence up the east side to the
Armagosa desert. About the same time
Professor Palmer ami party will push on
northward, both parties eventually meet
ing at the oasis.
Each party will be met at intervals by
a supply wagon, which will secure neces
sary provisions at Daggett, each party
carrying enough to last until the wagons
can get around again, to avoid overload
ing the field transportation.
The party will travel sixty miles from
Lone Willow Springs before reaching
water again. Facilities are at hand for
carrying two hundred gallons, enough
for three days, which will enable them to
reach the water in the valley.
The naturalists expect to accomplish
their work in the valley in about six
weeks, after which they will declare war
on the mammals in the Funereal and
Panamint Mountains. Great success is re
ported in their undertaking, many rare
specimens having been secured in Pana
THE PALMER TRIAL.
Testimony Taken in Behalf of tho De
San Francisco, Jan. 22. —Tn the Palmer
forgery case, yesterday afternoon, W. A.
•'eft, -i Sacramento attorney who has been
in the employ of Palmer, denied that any
tin-• ho had tried to "steer" witness Boh-e
against Senator Fair in reference to his
Tho defense also introduced in evidence
letters written by expert Angus to Chief
of Police Lee of Sacramento, which
showed that from November 1, IS9O, wit
ness Clarke has been receiving $10 a
■month from Senator Fair, out of which
he supported his wife and child. Captain
Lee was informed that Senator Fail
would make no promise to Clarke for the
future because, if discovered, it might af
fect the prosecution of Palmer.
Other witnesses testified to unimportant
anatters, and the ease went over until to
George A. Bigelow, who was super
seded as bookkeeper on the Fair ranch by
Clarke, was the first witness called this
morning. He testified that at the request
of Palmer he balanced the books and
counted the cash on hand when he va
cated liis position.
It will be rembered that Clarke swore
that before he left the office he entered in
pencil on the cash-book a bill of the
Southern Pacific Railroad for freight,
$1 30, and when he returned he discovered
the entry changed to $130 in ink.
Witness Bigelow testified that he found
in the office a receipt on a printed blank
for said freight, dated January 20, 1888,
reading as follows:
Received from Heed ranch one hundred and
thirty dollars, in full for above aootmnt.
11. J. I'AI.MKK, per C.
On tho back of this receipt is the follow
ing promissory note:
Knh.ht's Landing. Feb. 1,1889.
One day after date, for value received. I
promise to pay H. J. ______r or order one
hundred and thirty dollars, with interest from
date until paid at the rate of 1 per cent, per
month. Wm. P. Ci.akkk.
On tho witness-stand Clarke testified
that he gave this note to Palmer to cover
the deficiency in order to retain his posi
tion on the ranch.
Barney Henderson, a Chinese herder
on the Fair ranch, testified as to the man
ner he kept the time of workmen.
Charles S. Neal, a former confidential
clerk for Fair, was recalled as a witness.
He contradicted the testimony of Fair as
to a certain conversation between Fair
and Palmer under a tree, which he acci
SWEET WINE PRODUCERS.
Tho Protest Aaralnst Additional Reve
nues on Their Products.
San Francisco, Jan. 22.—At a meeting
of the sweet wine producers at the Viti
cultural Commission's rooms to-day, F.
A. West and George West, of Stockton,
were present; also Julius P. Smith and
C. A. Wetmore, of Livermore; CL H.
Jfcirby, of Fowler; Hermann C. Eggers,
a»f Fresno; E. L. Watkins. of the San
Gabriel Company; Juan Galligos, of San
Jose, and others.
The main question discussed was the
action of the Internal Revenue collectors
in requiring additional revenue on sweet
wines that contain more than ten per
cent, of alcohol before fortification.
A telegram was sent to the Internal
Revenue Department, requesting the sus
pension of the order until a more thor
ough investigation was held in relation
to the matter.
McCarthy Knocks Delancey Out In the
San Jose, Jan. 22.—The glove contest
between Jack Delancey and Mick Mc-
Carthy took place before the San Jose
Athletic Club to-night, and resulted in a
victory for McCarthy in the twentieth
round. The men were well matched, and
the contest was very scientific.
Delancey did most of the leading up to
the seventeenth round, and had worn
himself out to a great degree. At this j
time McCarthy commenced his work,
and found his opponent a comparatively j
easy prey. With left-handed jabs and |
right-handed upper-cuts McCarthy fol- |
lowed Delancey over the ring. McCarthy I
showed superior generalship, and won by j
his waiting tactics.
When McCarthy saw his opponent was
growing weak he stated in to finish him. j
In the nineteenth round McCarthy j
knocked Delancy through the ropes. He
was up at the end of eight seconds, and
was knocked down again, but arose at
nine seconds. McCarthy hit him in the
jaw, knocking him through the ropes
near his corner, and tho call of time saved
In the twentieth round Delancy fought
gamely, but was too weak, and was
knocked through the ropes at his own
corner. He made a struggle to rise, but
Mas counted out.
Preparing for Government Engineers.
Marysville, Jan. 22.—At the call of
the- Mayor a meeting of Yuba and Butter
Counties'citizens was held this evening
to arrange for a reception of the United
States engineers, who will arrive this
week to Investigate the navigation of tho
rivers. Tlio following committee was ap
pointed: Mayor Hufstetter, A. C. Bing
liam. Edwards WoOdrufl*,W. T. Kllis. Jr.,
A. H. Wilbur, L. P. Farmer aud T. li.
Hall. The committee are t>> furnish all
information possible to _ne engineers rela
tive to our commerce.
A Despondent Hospital Patient.
Santa Rosa, Jan. 22.—A patient named
Sampson, in the County Hospital, suffer
ing from Bright's disease, attempted to
commit suicide by cutting his throat late
yesterday afternoon. He was (band in
the wood-house several hundred yards
from tlio building, lying unconscious in
a pool of blood, with his throat cut from
ear to ear. He used a dull knife. 'Un
wound presented a horrible appearance.
The Comity Physician, Shearer, has
hopes of saving the man's life.
SEATTLE (Wash.), Jan. 22.—The par
tially decomposed body of a man was
fonnd to-day in a trunk in the woods
near Smith Cove, by two Norwegian fish
ermen. The trunk was concealed on the
summit of a lofty clay hank, and the spot
is only accessible by water. The position
of the trunk indicated that it had been
hastily deposited. The men left the i rank
as they found it andcame to tlie city for
the Coroner, who will investigate at once.
Opium Smugglers on Tidal.
Seatti.k, Jan. 22.—During the trial of
ex-police officers Raymond and Clovette,
for opium smuggling, in the United
States Court to-day, Collector of Customs
C. It. Brad-haw testified thai during his
entire term not a single can of prepared
opium had been entered for duty at tbe
Custom-house. Tiiis astounding state
ment shows the extent to which opium
smuggling is carried on.
Chinese .Must Go.
Prniii.eton (Or.), Jan. 22.—A report
come from .Milton, n few miles from here,
that the Chinese were driven out of the
town last night by a mob Of 100 men.
They went to the Chinese quarter and !••<!
the celestials out with ropes around their
necks. It is thought __c mob consisted
of discharged railroad section hands ami
their sympathizers in Milton. The Chi
nese were pretty roughly handled, and it
is said two of them were" badly hurt.
At the Field Trials.
Ba___BSF____3, Jan. 22.—"Ladies' day"
at the field trials was very largely at
tended. A tine lunch was spread at the
grounds. In the rnnning-off of the ail
age stake for first prize, the contestants
were Black Joe 11., winner of the second
series, and Patti Croxteth. The latter
won the heat and first prize. Birds were
ii.a very abundant. To-morrow the sec
ond and third prizes will be contested lor.
suicide at Winters.
Winters, Jan. 22.—A young man,
Louis Taylor, son of Colonel C. L. Tay
lor, of San Francisco, committed suicide
this morning at 7*20 O'clock at the Occi
dental Hotel by blowing out his brains
withapistoL The muzzle ofthe pistol
had been placed in his mouth.
Held to Answer.
Chico, Jan. 22.—George Wilson, who
was arrested one week ago for attempting
to murder his wife, had a preliminary ex
amination this morning" and was held
under $1,000 bonds to appear before the
Suits on Promissory Notes.
Tacoma, Jan. 22.—A suit lias been com
menced in the Superior Court by tlie
Northern Pacific against (i. \V. Hunt, tlie
railroadman, for the recovery ot $155,
--000, with interest due, upon three prom
Tacoma, Jan. 22. —The customs officers
to-day seized 145 taels of unstamped
opium. The drug was found in a trunk
on tlie Northern Pacific wharf. The
trunk was consigned to EL 15. Edmunds,
Carson* (Nov.), Jan. 22.—Speaker of
the Assembly Bicknell has inslructed the
Sergeant-at-Arms to refrain from selling
spirituous or malt liquors in the Capitol
building during the session.
Guns for the Victoria Nnvy-Ynrd.
Victoria (8.C.), Jan. 22.—The bark-
Formosa, 173 days from London, arrived
to-day. Her cargo includes a lot of guns
for the navy-yard.
THE ELECTION BILL.
Nine Republican Senators Will Oppose
Washington, Jan. 22.—Your corre
spondent is informed to-night upon re
liable authority that the Republicans will
allow the Democratic Senators to debate
the cloture rule for several days, and
then cut them off short by an arbitrary
ruling of Vice-President Morton. The
Democrats will squeal and squirm, but it
will avail them naught.
According to tlie programme, as given
to the California Associated Press by a
leading Democratic Senator to-m'ght, the
opponents of the elections bill w_\\ desert
the Senate chamber, leaving only one man
on deck, probably Gorman. They are in
doubt as to whether Stewart, Teller, Jones
and Wolcott will be willing to join with
them in filibustering. If not. their hopes
of breaking the quorum will be dissi
It is said by a prominent San Francisco
man, who is a close friend of Stanford's,
that at least nine Republican Senators
will vote against the elections bill. The
Democrats do not rely on this number.
A Director to Succeed Governor Mark
ham Not Vet Appointed.
Wash in uton, Jan. 22.—At the meeting
of the House Committee on Military
_______ to-day it was stated that Van
dever's resolution providing for the ap
pointment of George J. Bonebrake of
Los Angeles, vice Governor Markham,
resigned, as manager of the Board of Di
rectors of the Los Angeles Soldiers'
Home, had not been reported favorably,
because since his resignation Governor
Markham liad sent a telegram withdraw
ing itibr a time. Colonel Smedburg has
filed a letter w-ith the committee from
Governor Markham recommending him
for the appointment of the vacancy.
Bonebrake is recommended by General
Vandever as above stated.
"I want you to tell me," said one pretty
girl to another pretty girl, "how can you
travel in the ears as much as you do and
prevent men from speaking to yon." *'I
chew gum," was the simple answer;— D
etroit Free Press,
SAC__t_______E_NTO, FELD AY MOR]S TrtsG, JANUAEY 23, 1891.
Amounts Agreed Upon for Pacific
PROVISION MADE FOR THEIR CARE
Twenty Thousand Hollars to be Placed
in the Hands of tho Indian Commis
sioner to Expend for Irrigation Pur
poses on the Pnclfle Coast Reserva
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, Jan. 22.—Chairman Per
kins iias furnished the California Associ
ated Press with the appropriations as
agreed upon for the Pacific Coast Indians
for the fiscal year ending June9o, 1892.
The report will be submitted to the House
For the pay of tho agents: At Warm
Springs, 51.2U0; Klamath Agency, fl,200;
Grande Hondo Agency, $1,200; Siletz
Agency, $1,200; Umatilla Agency, $I,2<K>;
Neafa Hay Agency. $1,200; Yakima
Agency, $1,800; Colville Agency, $1,500;
Puyallup (consolidated) Agency, end rac
ing the Nesqually and Snohomish
and Qdfnault Agency, .1,(500; Tulalip
Agency, $1,200; Hound Valley Agency,
$1,-00- Hoopa Valley Agency, &200;
Mission Tule River (consolidated:
Agency. $1,600; Nevada Agency, $L,500;
Western Shoshone Agency, $1,500;
Nez Percee Agency, $1,000; Colum
bias and Colvilh-s—for annuity for Chief
Moses $1,000, for annuity for » Uief '17
--naskei snio, for employes.s6,ooo, for sup
port and civilization, and for 1». Wamish
and other allied tribes in the State of
Washington, including the pay of em
ployes, 57,(K10; confederated bands of
Middle Oregon, and pay of employes,
$8,000; for the support, civilization and
instruction of _______th£ and Modocs, and
other Indians of the Klamath Agency in
Oregon, including the pay of employes;
$5,000; for the support and civilization of
the Shoshone Indians in Nevada, includ
ing the pay of employes, $18,000; for the
support aha civilization of the 'i onkawa
Indians,,and*-for seeds and agricultural
implements, $5,000; for the support of ami
civilization ofthe Walla Walla,Cayose
and I'liiatilla tribes, including the pay id'
employes, $6,500; for the support and
civilization of the Yakimas and oilier In
dians at sai<l agency, including the pay of
General ami incidental expenses of the
Indian service in California, including
traveling expenses of agents and support
and civilization of Indians at Round Val
ley, Hoopa Valley, Tule River and
Mission Agencies,slß,ooo; and the pay of
tiie employes, including one carpenter
(for Hoopa Valley Agency), at the same
ag< ney, $9,000; iv all, 5_7,000.
For general incidental expenses ofthe
Indian service, including the traveling
expenses of agents in Oregon and the
support and the civilization of Indians at
the Grande Roods ami Siletz Agendas,
$10,000- and for the pay of employs at
the same agencies, $3,000; in all, $l*kOoQ.
General incidental expenses of tlie
Indian service, including traveling ex
penses of agents in Nevada and the sup
port and civilization of Indians located
on Piute, Walker River and Pyramid
Lake Reservations, and the Piutes uo
Western Shoshone Reservation, $16,500;
and pay of employes at same agencies,
$6,000; in all, 8_2,-><.o.
For support of Indian pupils, at Sl". r>
per annum each, necessary out-buildings,
repairs, and fencing at tlie Indian School
at Salem, Or. (formerly the Forest Grove
School), and pay for the Superintendent
of said school at $2,000 per annum, $54,500;
for the support ami education of one hun
dred Indian pupils at St. Honiface's In
dustrial School at Banning, Cal., $_2,500.
Kor general incidental expenses of the
Indian service in Washington, including
the traveling expenses of seven agents
j ami the support and civilization of the
Indians at the Colville and Nisqually
Agile ies, and tlie pay of employes, iii-
Hiiding a physician for the C<eur d'Alene
For support of Indian pupils, at $175
per annum each, necessary out-buildings,
repairs and fencing at the Indian School
at Carson City, New, and for the pay of
the Superintendent of said school, $1,-00,
in all £25,000.
Chairman Perkins says $20,000 will be
appropriated to bo placed in the hands of
the Indian Commissioner, to expend in
irrigation on the Pacific Coast reserva
tions at such places as the Commissioner
THE SILVER POOL.
Testimony Taken Before tho Invest i
Washington, Jan. _2.—The special
committee on the silver pool this morn
ing examined Senators -Stewart, Teller
and Wah-ott. They denied all knowledge
of a pool.
K. N. Hill, a lawyer, said that one J.
W. Hcdenberg, a real estate man from
Chicago, came to him last spring and
talked over the silver legislation, and
showed what he said were certificates for
1.000 ounces of silver each, suggesting
that, if witness could sell some on a
margin of $_5 per 1,000 ounces, he would
be paid one certificate for every four
shares sold. Witness said lie might sell
some to business friends, but Hedenl.erg
interrupted him with tho statement that
lie wanted the certificates sold to nieiii
bers of Congress.
Witness did not want to go into the
tiling. Ho had no knowledge of any
certificates being offered to members of
Congress. Witness had written some
essays on bi-metallisin, which had ap
peared in the Congressional Record.
Dinglcy asked if they were delivered
as speeches, but witness laughingly an
swered that he did not know what was
done with them.
James A. George, who said he ran a
provision store in this city, had heard the
conversation between Hill and Hcden
berg. Hedcnberg had told him that he had
got a pool organized hat held a million
ounces of silver. Hedenberg wanted
witness to see the Southern members, and
said he did not want free coinage, but the
Witness told Hedenberg that he was a
freo coinage man, and if he knew of a
Congressman going the other wav he
would expose him. Hedenberg. in reply
to the suggestion from witness, said that
ho (Hedenberg), coming from Chicago,
ought to see the Illinois members. He
replied that he would look after them,
and wanted witness to see the Southen.
members. After the statement that wit
ness was a free coinage man, however,
Hedenberg dodged him constantly.
VERY EXPENSIVE LtTXTRY.
It Costs Money to Try a Murderer In
Washington, Jan. 22d.—From the fol
lowing communications it would seem
that justice by jury trial in Alaska is a
very expensive luxury.
Attorney-General Miller is in receipt of
a letter from Marshal Porter, at Sitka,
saying that the trial of murderer Clark]
who killed Agent John Hemingway, of
the Alaska Commercial Company, takes
place next month. Subpenas cannot be
served for lack of funds for tho transpor-
tation of witnesses. It becomes neces
sary, therefore, for the Government to
furnish a revenue-service vessel for the
transportation of witnesses.
He urges upon Congress the importance
of favorable action, and says there are
many revolting murderers nt large, and
the citizens are entirely dependent upon
Congress for the protection of life and
Territorial Attorney Johnson indorses
the recommendations, and says twelve
witnesses will be required in the trial of
Clark, and it will cost about §1.000 for
each transportation via San Francisco.
So it would be economy for the Govern
ment to furnish a vessel. Judge Bugbee
indorses Mr. Potter's letter.
Attorney-General Miller says §15,000
should lie appropriated annually in'order
to cover the 1,500 miles between Sitka and
Secretary Windona transmits these
communications to Congress, and concurs
with the recommendations therein con
tained, and says a vessel should sail from
San Francisco not later than March 15th
The documents wero referred to the
Committee on Appropriations, and the
suggestions will probaDTy be carried out.
Special Report ou Their Irrigation in
Washington, Jim. 22.—Joseph Nim
mo, Jr., has presented a special report to
Secretary Rusk on the reclamation of
arid lands in the State of Washington.
Be reports an abundant rainfall between
the Cascade ranges. The attention of the
department is asked to the fertility of the
Skagit belts on Puget Sound.
lie reports no progress towards the
construction of irrigation work in the
valley of Yakima since the Senate Com
mittee's visit in 1880, but says a great
work is contemplated by tlie Northern
Pacific, Yakima aud Kittitas Irrigation
Company. The work is to cost several
million dollars. Tiie Northern Pacific
Railway Company having contributed
iis land at a very low price, is rendering
gnat aid to this work.
He reports the Winars Valley Im
perfectly irrigated, but considers it re
claimable. Franklin County possesses a
rich soil, but is barren and "without Irri
Hi- states that a plan is suggested to
take out a canal at the head of the Priest
!';.j.ii!s, which would cover a large por
tion of these Irrigable lands. The' Walla
Walla country produces barley, wheat
and oats without irrigation, but the fruit
and vegetables are in need of irrigation.
The Walla Walla River supplies water
H>r tl.is purpose. No fertilizers of nny
>".: are used on wheat lands, and irriga
tion at Walla Walla is done 'in the row,"
and not liy Hooding them.
Favorable Rerun. Regarding Califor
Washington, Jan. 22.—The monthly
crop bulletin; just issued bythe Agri
cultural Department, says the California
corn crop is good and above the average.
The hay crop was also a good one, but
prices are low. The hop crop has been
-rood in-quality, and is bringing in good
The fn-lt crop, though not generally so
large, on account of the prices realized in
tin Eajstern markets large additional
plantations will be made the coming win
The grape crop has also been unusually
good in quality and qtiHiility wherever
the vineyards were healthy. Raisins and
dried grapes were (iamaged in some sec
tions by early rains, but not to any se
As near as can be ascertained the wine
crop of the State wiU be about 15,000,000
gallons <>f more than average quality,
anil as the' old stocks were mostly cleaned
out before the vintage, __edemands of
trade are constantly increasing, and we
may hope for a revival ofthe industry in
the next few years. Prices of grapes for
wine making have advanced fully one
third, and a hopeful feeling prevails.
However, the ravages of phylloxera and of
the southern vine disease hate been very
serious, and the area of productive vine
yards will he very much decreased. The
planting of American resistant vines
•Offers the only effectual remedy.
Marriage of Morton Mitchell and Mis.
George C. Lndd.
Washington, Jan. 22.—'Ihe marriage
OfMblton Mitchell of Boston and Mrs.
George S. Ladd of San Francisco was the
sensation this evening, after the fact be
came known. The greatest secresy had
been maintained over the arrangements,
ami the circumstances prevented two or
three friends who were invited from being
Tlic marriage took place at St. John's
Church at half-past 6,and only a small
wedding party and three newspaper
writers were present.
The bride came into the almost empty
church leaning ou the arm of Charles
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Miii-hell drove hack to the Shoreham, and
started to-night for New York, intending
to sail in a couple of weeks for a tour of
Mitchell is a cousin of Vice-President
Rumor has it that Mrs. Ladd's engage
ment was two days old. The marriage
was set for Tuesday last, but owing to
unforseen events it was postponed until
this evening, Sho wore her first wed
Tho Measure Has Many Advocates In
Washington, Jan. 22.—A letter from
Boston to the National Silver Committeo
says that if they will hold a meeting in
Boston, a bigger crowd will be present
than at the anti-silver meeting at Faneuil
Hall several days ago.
Edward Curtis, of San Francisco, was
appointed a committee of one to confer
with the Farmers' Alliance to secure their
co-operation in the efforts for free coinage
legislation. Curtis had a conference with
Congressman-elect Livingstone of Geor
gia, Humphreys of Texas, Powderly and
others. They were enthusiastic, and
promised to go in a body to the Capitol, if
necessary, and also to see tho President.
They asked Curtis to be present to-mor
row, when they will pass a resolution in
favor of free coinage, and promised any
further assistance they could render. T.
V. Powderly says the Knights of Labor
Bids for Furnishing the Iron Work for
tho New PostofHce.
Washington, Jan. 22.—Jos. McGuire,
Wm. Gutenberger and Palm Bros, of
Sacramento, the Phelps Manufacturing
Company, Bigelow & Little and Rix «fc
Firth of San Francisco, and Clark, Bat
ten & Co. and the Dearborn Foundry
Company of Chicago to-day made bids
for the iron contract for the beam work
of the Sacramento Postoffice building.
The contract is to be awarded in a few
Hugh Logan and O. WViDoane have
been appointed pension examining sur
geons at The Dalles, Oregon.
Alfred T. Perkins of Alameda, Cal., is
G. C. Simmons of Sacramento is regis
tered at the National Hotel.
Placed on the Retired List.
Washington, Jan. 22.—Brigadier-Gen
eral Benet, Chief of Ordnance of the
army, was to-day placed on the retired
list, having reached the age of 62.
High Waters Throughout the New
FIERCE GALE BLOATING ALONG THE
Factories and Houses Flooded—One-
Third of Wilkesbarrc, Pa., Under
Water—Pleasant Valley, N. V., Sub
merged, and thoP-._tle Driven Into
the Second I • luch S'liforiny.-
Special to the ReCvUH-UNtoK.
New York, Jan. 22.—Much rain has
fallen over the New England and Middle
States to-day, and to-night from many
points come tidings of freshets and threat
ened floods. Bridges are being swept
away in Dutchess County, New York. In
the Mohawk Valley there is an immense
ice gorge near Tribes Hill, and the people
on the low lands fear a flood.
On tho lower Hudson all day there has
been the fiercest gale and rain-storm of
the season, aud some places are com
At Highland Light, Massachusetts, a
terrific southwest gale is likely to cause
considerable damage in the bay and about
A terrific rain-storm, accompanied by
winds, prevailed at Danbury, Connecti
cut, doing a vast amount of damage.
Still River has risen, and the lower lloors
of factories are flooded, and the streets
were almost impassable. The schools
closed, and business was practically sus
pended. Several washouts occurred on
the New York and the New England
At Waterburv, Conn., the rivers are
rising. Merchants are flooded out and
the factories closing.
The large shop of the Norton Jewelry
Company at Chartley, Mass., nearly com
pleted, was blown to the ground. Near
Mouson, Mass., the main roads are sub
merged and piled with ice, which has
crushed the telephone and telegraph
poles. Houses and barns are flooded,
and stock is suffering.
Several points in Vermont report wash
This morning water came pouring
down on the hills west of Harrington,
Mass., and in a short time the sewers
wen- choked up and the streets, stores
and houses flooded, causing great dam
A terrific rain-storm swept over
Wyoming Valley, in Pennsylvania. Over
one-third of Wilkesbarre is now under
water, and traffic is completely suspended
on the street railways. The gorge in the
Susquehanna River extends thirty-seven
miles, and it is feared that to-day's storm
will cause the river to back up and flood
The dam at Hibernia, N. V., on Wap
ping Creek, broke, adding the water of
the large pond to the already swollen
stream. The rush of ice and water
moved the large iron bridge on the Cen
tral New England road. The iron high
way bridge was destroyed, and part of
the mill at Hibernia torn away.
At Pleasant Valley the people were
driven into the second stories of their
houses, and were only able to get about
People residing in the vicinity of Cape
Henry were terrified last night bythe
Storm. The houses swayed and trees
were uprooted. The wind reached 05
miles mi hour. This morning the water
in the Eouaatonicand Naugatuck (Conn.)
Rivers began rising, and by noon seven
feet of water was falling on the dam. The
meadows and Derby Driving Park are
flooded. All the factories are closet! and
sentinels are stationed to watch the dam.
This evening the gate-house on the
west end of'the long dam began to waver,
and live minutes later was twisted around
by the mass of ice and snow, and a sec
tion of the dam three feet deep and three
hundred feet long went out. The alarm
was given and the people rushed from
their houses. An immense volume of
wider rushed down the river, and a paper
mill and Daggett's postal-card factory
were badly damaged.
The railroad trestle was carried out. and
several factories will have to remain
closed. Great excitement prevails, but
no further serious damage is reported.
The dam, which is 500 feet long and 22
feet deep, <-ost a million dollars. It is
pretty badly damaged.
LOS ANGELES CABLE SYSTEM.
No Grounds for Criminal Prosecution
Against the Management.
Chicaho, Jan. 22. — Holmes, speak
ing ofthe story in a morning paper about
the alleged irregular practices in connec
tion with the building ofthe Los Angeles
cable railway system, and the floating of
securities, stated that the New York
bond dealers may have sent an agent
here to investigate the ______ of the com
pany, but that there was any ground
whatever in the transactions for criminal
prosecution is absolutely untrue.
The bonds were issued with the ap
proval of the stockholders, who also de
cided that the road should lie built by
temporary loans, and when finished the
bonds would be divided among the stock
holders pro rata. Tho road was so built,
hut in the meantime money became
scarce, and the stockholders, with few ex
ceptions, refused to take the bonds, and
the notes were left in the banks. The
efforts to sell the bonds to outside parties
wero unsuccessful because of general
In regard to the alleged misrepresenta
tion in value of the Los Angeles road,
Holmes says the books were kept in Los
Angeles, and in one of the reports sent
here there was an accidental clerical error
in the ten thousand column that made a
great difference in the showing. Jt de
ceived him, as well as the stockholders.
During the first year of the operation of
the road Los Angeles was visited by dis
astrous floods wiiich made its operation
linancially disastrous. Still, he says
the city is rapidly growing, and the fran
chise runs fifty years, With a little
waiting there is no reason why any stock
holder should lose a dollar.
Prospects for a Compromise in the
Helena (Mont.), Jan. 22.—80 th parties
to the legislative deadlock havo been
caucusing all day. The Democrats to-day
made a proposition that the two Houses
come together with twenty-eight Re
publicans and twenty-seven Democrats,
the latter to have the organization of the
The Republicans, in accepting, asked
for a division of the offices, and that the
proceedings of the rival houses be ex
punged Irom the journals. This the
Democrats refused. It is probable, how
ever, that some agreement will be
reached by Monday, as the Republican
House has adjourned until Saturday.
THE NEBRASKA GOVERNORSHIP.
Lincoln (Neb.), Jan. 22.—The joint
convention of the Legislature to hear the
election contest met this morning, but at
once took a recess until 2 p. m., when the
decision of the Supreme Court on the
legality of the proe.edings will be for-
mally delivered. The court holds that
the signature of the Governor and Lieu
tenant-Governor to concurrent resolu
tions are necessary to make acts of the
joint convention valid.
This leaves the Independents in some
what of a dilemma. They must proceed
to pass another concurrent resolution,
and this will take about six days if
Governor Boyd refuses to sign it. Under
to-day's decision no contest can be held.
They assert that a resolution calling for a
joint session to contest the right of the
Governor to the seat should be legal with
out his signature, but the State Constitu
tion is mandatory on that point. There
is some talk of their dropping the contest.
If they do, the only obstacle in Boyd's
way will be the proceedings to test his
citizenship, instituted by ex-Governor
NO MATERIAL CHANGE.
Piekre (S. D.), Jan. 22.—The third and
fourth ballots for Senator were taken to
day without material change.
Bismarck (N. D.), Jan. 22.—The Legis
lature took nine ballots for Senator to
day without result and few changes.
THE DEMOCRATS FAVOR VILAS.
Madison (Wis.), Jan. 22. —The Demo
crats in the Legislature in joint caucus
to-day nominated for United States Sen
ator William F.Vilas.
Springfield, Jan. 22.—One ballot was
taken in the joint session of the Legis
lature to-day for United States Senator.
It was without change from yesterday.
Adjournment was then taken till to-mor
VALUABLE LETTERS STOLEN.
A Thief Gets Hold of a Chicago Batik's
Chicago, Jan. 22.—Tho foci has just
transpired in regard to the theft of a very
valuable package of letters belonging to
the Northwestern National Bank. Yes
terday morning tlie bank's messenger
called at the Postoffice for the bank's
mail. He was given part of it, and was
told to call for the remainder in fifteen
minutes. Just before the expiration of
that time a young man who evidently
overheard the conversation with the
messenger, called for the remaining mail.
It was given to him without question,
and nothing more thought of the matter
till the arrival of the regular messenger.
By that time the thief had escaped. It is
supposed the stolen package consisted of
about sixty letters, containing from $100,
--000 to H50,000, mostly in drafts, checks
and other non-negotiable papers.
BEHRING SEA CONTROVERSY.
D. O. Mills Believes It Should be Sub
mitted to Arbitration.
New York, Jan. 22.—D. O. Mills is
largely interested in the North American
Commercial Company, which has a leaso
ot the seal islands in Behring Sea. He
says: "It seems to me that the main
question involved in this whole contro
versy, from its beginning to the present
time is the protection of the femalo seals.
The case of Say ward is merely an incident
in the case. Whether or not a decision by
the Supreme Court upon this appeal will
be taken by the British Government as a
ruling upon other previous seizures. lam
unable to say; how the controversy will
end, I have not the remotest idea; but I
believe it should be submitted to arbitra
Situation at Pino Kiclge.
Pine Ridge, Jan. 22.—Orders for mov
ing away the various commands now in
the field are being prepared. Forty more
guns w _re turned over to General Miles
this evening. Several girl inmates of the
Indian boarding-school have run away,
having been induced to do so, it is stated,
by their parents, who told them the
structure was to be burned down by the
THK WOUNDED KNEE BATTLE.
Chicago, Jan. 22.—Assistant Adjutant-
General Corbin was asked if the official
report on the investigation at the
Wounded Knee battle condemns anyone,
and he replied that it finds that Colonel
Forsythe was unmindful of the instruc
tions issued by General Mines against
the very thing that happened that day.
The reports that the inquiry freed the re
sponsible persons from blame are errone
Kansas ICity (Mo.), Jan. 22.—The run
on th; Kansas City Deposit and Savings
Bank ended this morning. Sinco Mon
day it has paid out $150,000, and is pre
pared to pay in full the amount of depos
The Central Bank was absorbed to-day
by the Merchants' National Bank, which
will pay all claims. The Central Bank
went out of business because the profits
were too small to pay an adequate interest
on tho capital.
An Austrian Connt's Daughter.
New York, Jan. 22.—1t is stated that
Count George Szirmoz, of Austro-Hun
gary, has been in this city three weeks
hunting for his seventeen-year-old daugh
ter, who was stolen from a convent abroad
by a former mistress of tho Count, who
thus sought revenge. Traces of the young
Countess have been found in the low dens
Of Thompson street, where it is believed
the abductor placed her, but the girl can
not be found.
Suicide at New York.
New York, Jan. 22.—Julius Lundell,
29 years old, a servant in the household
of Collis P. Huntington, shot and killed
himself this evening in a cellar of the
lattcr's house. He saw his brother off for
Europe to-day, and when he returned
home his manner indicated that he had
been drinking heavily.
Deed of a Jealous Wife.
Brocton (Mass.), Jan. 22.—Mrs. Lud
wig Anderson to-day gave her three chil
dren, aged five, four and two years, mor
phine, and took a dose herself. She is
dead, and her children are not expected
to live. Jealousy of her husband was the
A Dishonest Salesman.
New York, Jan. 22.—William C. Dun
can, city salesman for the diamond house
of Lcwishon & Co., in Maiden Lane, has
disappeared with §30,000 worth of dia
monds and pearls. Inspector Byrnes is
working on the case.
OF AFRICAN DISCOVERIES.
Some Illustrations In Which Due Merit
and Credit -Should bo Given.
The history of African geographical dis
coveries for more than thirty years past,
says the Illustrated News of the World, is
a topic so wide and complex that in mere
passing allusions ono cannot enumerate
all the actions of merit. In our recent
memoir of the late Sir Richard Burton it
was stated, and justly, that he was the
first European traveler who reached Lako
Tanganyika, accompanied by Speke, but
that Speke first discovered Lake Victoria
Nyanza, which was afterward explored
by Speke aud Grant, while Sir Samuel
Baker was the discoverer of Lake Albeit
Nyanza, and of its outlet in the White
Nile. But the river called the Victoria
Nile, which connects the Victoria Nyanza
Lake with the Albert Nyanza and the
White Nile, was first explored, in 1871,
by Colonel Chaille Long, chief of staff to
From Urodogani and from Nyamyongo,
where Captain Speke was stopped twelve
years before, Colonel Long descended
this river by by canoes to below M'rooli,
discovering the Gita' Nzige Lake and
I^ike Koja oo Ibrahim, and proving its
connection with the Nile. This import
ant geographical discovery is attested to
by a letter from General Gordon, and
General Long's merit ought not to be for
WHOLE NO. 15,373.
The American Hog Discussed ia
GLADSTONE CONGRATULATED ON HIS
Twelve Persons Injured In a Railway
Wreck in Mexico-Death of the Sis
ter of tlie Late Emperor William-
Intense Cold Weather Prevails in
Italy-An Editor to bo Expelled
Special to the Record-Union.
Berlin, Jan. 22.—1n the Reichstag to
day Barth, a member of the Deutsch
rreisinnige party, moved to repeal the
prohibition of pork and bacon.
Secretary Yon Boetticher said despite
the increased stringency measures taken
in America to suppress trade in bad hog
products, there was still no guarantee
that Germany would be sufficiently pro
tected from the danger of trichinosis. He
asserted that 7 per cent, of tho American
hogs were affected with the disease, as
against B per cent, of German hogs.
Schmidt, of the Freisinnige party,
urged tho necessity of supplying the
working people of Germany with Amer
ican meat, which is considered cheaper
than Germany's meat.
Broetucl of tho Deutseh Freisinnige
party held that it was un-christianbko
to make the people's necessities dear in
this barbarous manner.
Yon Boettiches further said that the
English-American people did not eat raw
mP sue5 ueA as is consumed in Germany.
I he Reichstag then adjourned.
It Was the Most Splendid Since the
London, Jan. 22.—Gladstono has tele
graphed a reply to a correspondent at
Hartlepool, who wired Gladstone his con
gratulations upon the victory of the Glad
stonian candidate, as follows: "The elec
tion is, from the time and circumstances,
by far the most important since 1880. The
limits of a telegram preclude giving my
full meaning, but all must see the simple
figures of the poll reduce to dust and
ashes the declarations of Lord Salisbury
s!. r,J? enry James, Grot-hen and the Duke
ot Westminster upon what they call 're
The Daily News, commenting on the
victory ot Furness in the Parliamentary
election in Hartlepool, says: "It is the
most splendid victory since the Eeneral
The Chronicle claims the victory for tho
labor unions, the leaders of which had
told the members to support Furness, be
cause ho had tikeu a pledge to employ
only union labor, while Gray, his op
ponent, had refused to take the pledge.
The Tirnea say the election at Hartle
pool reveals a danger that the Unionists
should never lose sight of.
The Standard says: "Though it is no
guide as to the result of a general election,
the election in Hartlepool serves to give a
point to Lord Salisbury's warning."
A SETTLEMENT WILL SOON BE REACHED.
London, Jan. 22.—Parnell, when ques
tioned to-day as to whether ho expected
good results from O'Brien's and Dillon's
efforts, was very reticent, saying that the
matter had passed out of his hands. He
believed that a settlement will be effected.
After tho Hartlepool victory Gladstono
cannot hesitate about giving the assur
ance demanded by Parnell. Sexton said
privately yesterday that there was a sub
stantial settlement. He believed that
McCarthy has already obtained from
Gladstone the assurances that Parnell re
Harrington and John Redmond went
to Boulogne again to-day at the request
ot O'Brien and Dillon. Their visit will
probably bring the situation to a close.
Duke of Bedford.
London, Jan. 22.—The Coroner's jury
renders a verdict to the effect that tho
Duke of Bedford killed himself by firing
a bullet through his heart while tempo
rarily insane. The papers denounce the
efforts of officials to suppress the facts.
At the inquest it was learned that the
Duke was alone when he committed sui
cide, having dismissed Ii is nurses just a
moment before the fatal bullet was fired.
The Coroner states that the inquest was
held at the late residence of the Duke,
and nothing out of the usual course oc
curred. The jury was chosen in the
usual manner and the house was open to
Tho Emperor's Birthday.
Berlin, Jan. 22.—1t has hitherto been
the custom to celebrate the anniversary
of the reigning Emperor's birthday by
illuminations in Berlin. Emperor Will
iam has forbidden this hereafter, saviua:
§25,000 to the Suite.
Railroad Wreck In Mexico.
City of Mexico, Jan. 22.—A train on
the National Railway was wrecked to-day
at Acamharo, some one having loosened
the rails by drawing the spikes. Twelve
persons were injured.
Sister ofthe Late Emperor Dead.
Berlin, Jan. 22.—The Grand Duchess
of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. sister of the
late Emperor Wiliiam, is dead.
Diamond Cutting In Amsterdam.
Last year was a very serious one for
the Dutch diamond industry, which was
nearly paralyzed by the action of the De
Beers Company of Kimberley in reduc
ing the production of tho raw diamonds
from 4,000,000 to 2.000,000 carats per an
num, in order to keep up prices. The
price of raw diamonds rose more than 100
per cent, at the mines, and it proved im
possible to obtain a proportionate advance
far the cut article. This stato of things^
says the British Consul at Amsterdam in
his last report, coming on top of too great
an inflation in the cutting industry in
Amsterdam, created tho greatest distress
among the diamond workers, who, as a
class, havo the reputation of being very
For several months at tho close of tho
year orders for out diamonds were alto
gether wanting, and not only were a
great number of families reduced to abso
lute destitution, but most of tho new
cutting mills, which have been erected of
late, were closed, and will probably have
to be devoted to other purposes. Since
the close of the year the position of the
diamond works rather improved. Tho
price of cut diamonds has risen so far as
to give some margin for the cost of cut
ting, etc., but the demand is by no means
sufficient to keep the mills and diamond
workers of tho city employed. A good
deal of cutting is now done there for Lon
don account direct— London Times.
For one year Dr. Henry Scblieman was
a resident of Indiana, the object being to
secure a divorce from his tirst wife, a
Russian woman whom he married in St.
Petersburg. She declined to leave that
country because she desired to bring up
their children in the orthodox Greek
Church; so Schlieman left them all his
Russian possessions and was granted an
1 Indiana divorce in 1809.