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VOLUME LXXX.-KO. 134.
Great Havoc Played to Telegraph
and Telephone Wires.
COMMUNICATION FROM NEW YORK
Messages ITave to be Sent by Rail to
Adjoining Towns for Transmission
West— Xew Jersey and Pennsylvania
Also Suffer Much Inconvenience.
Special to the Record-Uniojt.
[Storms throughout the East, which
caused the destruction of the telegraph
wires, prevents the Record-Union from
giving its readers the usual amount of
Eastern news this morning.]
Telegraphic Communication Is Badly
New York, Jan. 125.—The violent wind
and snow-storm in this city last night
and early this morning proved one of the
most disastrous to telegraph, telephone
and electric wires that has ever visited
this city. Poles and wires are down all
over the city. Many narrow escapes are
recorded, and the fire alarm and telephone
service is rendered nearly useless. A big
force of men were put to work repairing
the damage as early as C o'clock this
So serious is the condition of affairs
that Chief Inspector Byrnes sent out the
following instructions to all police cap
tains this afternoon:
"The recent storm having impaired the
fire telegraph lines, you will instruct the
ollicers on patrol that when lires occur,
after sending in the alarm in the usual
manner from the fire-alarm box, to go at
once to the nearest fire engine-houso and
The city to-night is in darkness, save
as far as gaslight is concerned. By much
delayed trains come reports of the otter
prostration of all means of communica
tion in and from the outlying towns to
This morning seven huge telegraph
poles on Fourth avenue were broken off
close to the ground, falling with a great
crash into a cut of the New York Central
Kailroad, effectively blocking the track.
The passenger train came thundering
down the track, and could only be stopped
Within a few foet of the wreckage.
At 210 East Broadway an immense tree
fell into the street and narrowly escaped
hitting a carload of street-car passengers.
in its descent it carried down an immense
number or wires of all descriptions.
All the telegraph poles on Seventh ave
nue, from Forty-seventh street to Fifty
ninth, are lying Hat on the pavement.
Tho heavy poles o:i Fifty-ninth street
and Eighth avenue suffered the same
late. One of the poles is hanging directly
over the entrance of R oosevcit's ilospitai,
suspended by wires.
At the corner of Fifty-ninth street and
Ninth avenue the elevated railroad sta
.'• dis partially crushed by tailing poles.
-Tt 7 o'clock in the morning a line of im
mense poles fell with a crash, carrying
not less than 150 wires and numerous ca
bles two inches thick, in which were in
cased from 40 to 75 wires oach.
On Chambers street the electric light
wire was carried down by a falling pole
and struck the street car horses, killing
one of them instantly. A number of
iires were started by the electric light
•wires, but were extinguished with tri
At 4 o'clock this morning the wind was
blowing 35 to 45 miles an hour. The
storm opened in the Gulf of Mexico on
Friday and increased in severity until it
reached Cape Hatteras and New York at
10:45 last night.
The rain changed to snow about mid
night, and continued until 10 a. m. to
day, and nine inches fell. It is thought
that the blizzard does not extend more
than a hundred miles inland.
The Western Union is badly crippled,
nil wires being down but three, anil those
are now working in the Western circuit,
connecting Albany, Rochester, Buffalo
and Chicago. The work of repairs will
take several days. Thousands of men
will leave to-night to repair the lines.
The storm extended over the entire re
gion from Boston through the lower
Eastern States, Southern New York, New
Jersey, Delaware and south of Maryland.
At 8 o'clock this morning there were
only a few wires running from the West
ern Union office, and at t) o'clock nearly
every wire was rendered useless. At one
time communication to Philadelphia,
Albany and Boston was entirely cut off.
The wires to Albany were the first to re
sume working, which was at 10 o'clock.
During the day telegraph matter has been
sent by train from here to points in New
England and New Jersey to be for
AT JERSEY CITY.
Jersey City, Jan. 25.—The storm has
niado Jersey City a farted town. There
is not an effective wire to be found either
by telegraph or telephone, tire alarm or
electric light. Save for the submarine
cables to New York and Brooklyn, the
isolation is complete.
The same is true of Hoboken. The
Western Union wires arc dead on the
West Shore Railroad, and the only hope
south is said to be by the New "Jersey
Central Railroad line. All poles on the
vast Hackensack meadows are wrecked.
The entire police and tire force of Jersey
City and Hoboken are on duty to quell
HABBXBBuas (Pa.), Jan. 25.—The east
ern part of the State was visited by a
severe snow-storm last night and this
morning. Passengers from Philadelphia
report the storm very severe there, great
havoc having been done to telegraph and
telephone wires, and telegraphic couimu
cication is practically suspended.
KANSAS SENATORIAL FIGIIT.
The Alliance Caucus Decides to Un
seat Two Republicans.
TorEKA, Jan. 25.—The Farmers' Alli
ance held a caucus to-day, and it was
stated that most important action was to
be decided upon. It was also stated that
two Republican representatives were un
seated, which reduces Mr. Ingalls' forces
and adds two to the Alliance. The first
thing at to-morrow's session will be to
scat the contestants in time to give them
a vote on the Senatorial question. This
action will increase the vote of the Alli
ance in joint ballot to ninety-four and
will reduce the Republican vote to sixiy
foux. The Alliance will then have thirty
plurality over the BepabUcaas and a ma
jority of twenty-one over ail.
It will require eighty-three votes on
■joint ballot to elect, and the Alliance men
are all confident that they will elect an
Alliance man on the first ballot to-mor
row to succeed Ingalls.
Speaker Elder said, to-day, that by no
possible means; could iiigalls be re
elected. Ninety-one members, he said,
are in honor bound to vote against
Ingalls, sad he had no doubt that tho
two members to be seated in ntaoo of the
Republicans would also give their pledges
to the same effect.
It was at hist night's caucus that these
pledges were criveo. After tlio various
candidates had pressed their claims, it
was decided to defer balloting until Mon
day, but a resolution was adopted and
signed by all the members declaring that
all the subscribers to the document would
vote to the last against Ingalls.
Senator Ingalls to-day held numerous
conferences with his friends, and they say
Ingalls will succeed himself. The Alli
ance, they say, will be unable to agree
upon a candidate, and that enough votes
will finally go to Ingalls to elect him.
The Senator was visible to-day to all
callers. lie would have nothing to say,
however, about the Senatorial question to
CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.
Fatal Results Attend Two Fires in
Jersey City, Jan. 24.—A lire broke out
this evening in the cellar of a hardware
store on Pavonia avenue. Just as the
liremen had got a line of hose into the
cellar, two barrels of turpentine exploded,
badly wrecking the lower portion of the
building, killing Chief Engineer Henry
Farrier, and fatally injuring hoseman
McDonald, while three other liremen
were painfully bruised and cut.
Engine 2so. 3, while on its way to the
fire, was struck by a Pennsylvania train,
anil driver Dinan was instantly killed.
The lire in the hardware store was sub
dued with slight loss.
At a tire in a tenement house on Green
and Essex streets this evening, John
Goosman was burned to death, and a
woman badly injured by jumping from
A Society Beinj* Stormed to Assist Art-
ists In Their Studies.
Nkw Yoisk, Jan. 25. —John Armstrong
Chandler, husband of Amelie Kives, and
great-grandson of William Astor, has or
ganized a society for defraying the ex
penses of American artists while studying
abroad, if they are unable to pay their
own way. He has raised $11,000 in Lon
don, part of which he contributed (§2,500),
and 814,000 here, lie expects further
voluntary contributions. The candi
dates are selected by the art institutions
in the Slates in which they live. They
will then be examined by a jury, and the
successful one will be kept abroad live
years. On their return the artists must
teach an art class for two years.
Dynamite Fiends In West Virginia.
Bluefield (W. Va.), Jan. 25. —The
fourth instance in which houses in this
vicinity have been blown up with dyna
mite occurred here last night. The home
of James Collins was demolished on
Thursday night. Moses Henry's store
was partially wrecked the same night,
and William Koan's dwelling was de
molished and several persons injured.
Three arrests have been made. The
town is terrified.
His Final Jump.
Niagara Falls, Jan. 25. —To-night the
keeper of Goat Island saw a man come
mil of a bridge and start up the island
hill toward the falls. Just as he reached
the bridge the stranger jumped over the
bridge from Bath Island to Goat Island
into the rapids, climbing onto a cake of
ice, which soon plunged into the swill
current and was carried out of sight,
passing over the falls. His identity is
Reciprocity Treaty With Hawaii.
New Yobs, Jan. 25. —The Tribune's
Washington correspondent says that
early and favorable action in the House
may be looked lor on MeKinley's bill,
providing that nothing in the Tariff Act
shall be held to repeal or impair tho pro
visions of the reciprocity treaty with
Hawaii. MeKintey has strong hopes
that the bill will pass the House without
much opposition or protracted debate.
New York, Jan. 25. —The genuine
Koch lymph looks like rye whisky. The
physicians say that the bogus lymph is
made here of glycerine, colored red, and
looks like the real article. The use of
the bogus lymph is dangerous, and the
physicians will take steps to prevent its
Fatal Railroad Collision.
Butte (Mont.), Jan. 25.—1u a collision
on the Northern Pacific to-day, 11. W.
Lord of Devil's Lake. X. D., was killed
and eight others badly injured. Lord
was a member of Congress from Michigan
before going to Dakota.
Senator Hearst Kestlng Quietly.
Washington, Jan. 25. —At ',i o'clock
Senator Hearst was resting quietly.
IS ITE A VICTIM OF in.S FATHER'S
The Physicians Apprehensive of a
Stroke That May Cause
Special to the Recop.d-Uniok.
London, Jan. 25. —Notwithstanding the
denial of the German newspapers that
the Kaiser is afflicted with anything like
a cancer, it is regarded as significant that
he never took much interest in the dis
covery until it was reported that lymph
would euro cancer. From that time the
Kaiser showed gre-it interest in the
remedy, and bestowed honors and prom
ises liberally on Koch. The Landtag has
not yet carried out the promises, and the
Kaiser himself is not as enthusiastic as he
New York, Jan. 25. —A >Smi Berlin
special says: The Emperor's health in
spires more or less anxiety as his nerve
restlessness increases, owing to the ag
gravation of the malady of his ears, from
which be Buffers. The physicians are
always apprehensive of a sudden stroke,
which may render him incapable of
governing, as well as reigning, in which
ease a regency would have to be ap
The Emperor himself would appear to
have some consciousness of this, as he
hr.s lately evinced a desire to maintain
better relations with his mother.
The enemies of the Empress are afraid
that if the Emperor at once begins to rely
on his mother for* counsel, she will be
come the virtual Empress of Germany.
There is no process of cooking which
requires so much cue and is so. often
neglected as boiling. This is the most
extravagant method of cooking any meat
if the water in which the ment is cooked
is not utilized aa stock. Of necessity no
tneal can be boiled without losing some of
its noariahißg qualities and enriching the
water in which it is cooked. The French
process of braising, by means of which
iiic:'.t is closely covered and slowly boik-d
in a. stock which bjeeomen gradually ab
sorbed by the meat, is the only one by
which tho ment dons not sutler actual loss.
There should be a slight ebullition at the
edge of the pot, nothing mure. This
ebullition should be kept up steadily un
til the meat is tender, and no longer, as
nothing is more injurious loanyuoiled
dish than to allow tea boiling to stop, or
to cook it alter it is done.
Beecuaji's pills cure bilious, nervous
SACBAMESTTO, MONDAY MOBNTNXJ, JANTTABY 26, 1891.
Belief That the Trouble Will Soon
NO CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ARMY
The Uprising the ltesult of President
Balmaceda's Broken l*ronilses to
Effect Reforms In Municipal Affairs,
and Ills Action In Dissolving the
Special Session of Coujrres&.
Special to the Reci^s^-Union.
Paius, Jan. 25.— AdMiral Latorre, of
the Chilean navy, noted as the capturer
of the Peruvian ironclad liusscar in the
war between Chile and fl'eru, has been
sent by President JJulnuueAa, of Chile, to
Europe, to supervise the building of war
ships for that country.
In an interview to-day, Admiral
Latorre denied that the Chilean n.ivy had
been unfairly treated, as compared with
the army, in the distribution of Peruvian
war honors. There was no animosity, he
said, between the army and navy. The
two bodies*hardly ever meet, and there
was small chance of a feeling of jealousy
existing: between the officers of the two
branches of the service. The Admiral
did not know why the navy should head
the revolution in Chile, except that the
chivalrous notions of the oJßoen might
make them the readiest to respond to an
appeal for a revolution. The naval ofli
cers, he said, must have acted on a gen
erous impulse. Being far from the im
mediate center of atVairs, they must have
been carried away more by sentiment
than by any real knowledge of the situa
Admiral Latorre said that if the army
joined the movement the end of the revo
lution would only be a matter of a few
days, lie thought a conflict between the
army and navy entirely improbable. The
navy, he said, could not easily blockade
the whole coast, owing t o its great ex
tent, while the Admiral of the British
fleet would eventually object to a block
ade by calling the attention of the com
mander of the blockading licet to the fact
that ho must not interfere- with the
commerce of neutra lpowers.
The conflict between President Balma
cedaandthe Chilean Congress, said Ad
mirnl Latorre, might have arisen
from a suspicion that the President was
trying to influence the public mind and
intrigue in favor of the man whom he
wishes to succeed him in the Presidency.
Balmaeeda is also accused of having
broken his promise to effect municipal
reforms, and iti addition a cause of the
irritation was his action in dissolving the
special session of Congress.
Admiral Latorre believes the revolu
tion will be speedily settled. He is of the
opinion that Balmaceda, as soon as he
sees the current of feeling really against
him, will withdraw from the Presidency.
The Admiral does not think any naval
officer will sutler for having taken part
in the revolt, as all have acted in a body
in response to the summons of Congress.
Btkxos Ayrks, Jan. 25.—A dispatch
from Chile says that tho rebels have bom
barded CoroneL and that several persons
■were killed and wounded. The Govern
ment troops are trying to surround the
insurgents in the Coquiniba District.
THE IRISII TROUBLE.
The Basis of Settlement Still Under
New York, Jan. 25.—A World's Bou
logne-sur-Mer special says: The rival
Irish factions have been talking at the
Hotel' dv Louvre for two days, but they
are apparently no nearer a settlement of
the tiresome dispute than ever.
McCarthy and Sexton are fresh from
Hawarden, whither they went to get an
assurance for Parnell's demands as a
price of his retirement. If Gladstone had
refused these assurances there would
have been an end to the negotiations at
once. Their continuance shows that
some basis of settlement is under dis
The first thing McCarthy did on seeing
O'Brien and Dillon was to telegraph to
the Bantry faction at Dublin to stop all
agitation against Parnell until the Bou
logne meeting was over. This also indi
cates the issue of the conference to bo
hopeful, as otherwise McCarthy would
not obstruct any Parnell campaign.
The World's London correspondent
talked with Parnell yesterday before he
departed for Ireland, and asked him
whether he had any tidings from
"I have not," he replied, "but I have
telegraphed, and expect an answer on my
arrival from Dublin."
"Do you believe the difficulty will be
"I can't say," said Parnell, "because I
have no knowledge of the views with
which Messrs. McCarthy and Sexton
went to Boulogne. My position is quite
clear. I don't see why there should be
The prolongation of the conference
looks as if an agreement is possible.
PARNELI, ADDRESSES A LARGE MEETING.
WatBKFOSD, Jan. 25.—Parnell to-day
addressee] here the largest meeting during
the oaxnpaiglL He said that Hartlepool
had declared entirely for him in the re
cent election, audit depended upon Irish
men themselves as to what kind of home
rule they would obtain. He admitted
that he was too amiable with Gladstone
at Hawarden, but promised that he
would not repeat that mistake, lie had
never known anything to be got out of
the negotiations with Gladstone, and was
glad they had been broken oIF.
A body of McCarthyites held a counter
demonstration at Mullinavat.
A SCATHING LETTER.
Dublin, Jan. 25.—Archbishop Croke
accompanies his subscription to the fund
for the family of a Protestant lector with
a scathing letter, reproaching Parnell for
doubting the Catholic treatment of
Protestants, after himself receiving a
testimonial of SLW.OOO from them.
SUGAR INDUSTRY IN CUBA.
The Prevailing (old Weather a Bcnent
to Growing Cane.
Havana, Jan. 25.—The continued
northerly gales which have prevailed
since New Year's have reduced the tem
perature all over the Island of Cuba, and
this will be noted as the coldest winter ever
known in this latitude. The mercury has
fallen as low as 5S° and 59°. The cold
weather is favorable to the development
of cane, which is in splendid condition,
and sugar-making is now general
throughout the island. The estimates
for a very large crop will l>e greatly re
duced on account of frequent fires among
the standing cane, many of which, no
doubt, were incendiary, and largo quanti
ties of growing cane have been consumed.
The loss to planters will be immense.
The lower House Dissolved and New
Vienna, Jan. 25.—The Town House of
the lleichsrath was dissolved by an un
| expected decree published in the official
journal to-day. The elections will be
held immediately. Count Yon Taafe, the
Premier, desires a new Conservative
majority in the House, having abandoned
dependence on the Bohemian and Slav
members, whom he considers unreliable.
The elections for the new Austrian
Reiehsrath will be held in March. Count
Yon Taafe was induced to dissolve by
fear of conflicts on the budget and other
The Gazette publishes an election mani
festo article, attributed to Finance Minis
ter Duaajewski, which is the most liberal
ever issued by the Government. The
manifesto reminds the nation that legis
lation must be adopted to the spirit of the
times, and promises that the next Parlia
ment will deal with the social questions.
It makes a large bid for the support of
the young Czechs, hinting at the autonomy
of the various races under Emperor
Francis Joseph as desirable. The fatter
is the most important feature of the mani
The London Authorities Greatly Agi
tated Over the Matter.
London, January 25. —It is stated
on high authority that there is a
great dynamite scare among the
authorities, who have received informa
tion from their agents in America that
a dynamite section is actively preparing
to resume operations.
The headquarters are said to bo in
Philadelphia and Kansas City. The au
thoritiea aro increasing their vigilance,
and detectives swarm at (Juecnstown,
Liverpool, Southampton and other ports.
Police guards have been increased
around the public buildings, and the au
thorities aro considering the advisability
"f issuing orders for a close examination
of the luggage of passengers arriving
from the continent and the United States.
Prince Bnudouln's Death.
Brussels, Jan. 25. —The court goes into
mourning for Prince Baudonin for three
months. It is stated that the real cause
of his death was internal variola, a new
form of disease observed here lately.
The King lias ordered the fact of the
Prince's death concealed from his aunt,
Princess Charlotte, ex-Empress of Mex
Brussels, Jan. 25.—The report that
Princess Henrietta, who is seriously ill,
had been informed of the death of her
brother, Prince Bsndoulxt, i« incorrect.
The physicians attending the Princess re
fused to allow her to be told.
Flood in Kelfjtum.
Brussels, Jan. 25.—A thaw has set in
here and floods have resulted. The river
Seine is much swollen. The low-lying
suburbs of Brussels are Hooded iivo
feet, food being conveyed to the inhabit
ants of the Hooded quarters by boats.
The village of Ankerghem was sud
denly submerged to-day, and the people
forced to tlee from their homes to escape
drowning. Many cattle perished.
Inundations are reported at Charleroi,
Thuin, Marchiennes andl Dinant, all at
tended with immense damage to prop
Twenty Years' Penal Servitude.
Paris, Jan. 125.— Peter Vladimiroff,
aged 19, a rich Russian, lias been con
victed of murdering his paramour, Mine.
Carmine Freycinet, at Ville d'Avray, in
October last. Owing to extenuating cir
cumstances attending the crime, vladi
liiiioll' has been sentenced to twenty
years' penal servitude, and will not be
allowed to reside in France for ten years
after the expiration of his sentence with
out special permission from the authori
Hamburg, Jan. 25.—Four thousand
unemployed workmen held a meeting to
day to consider measures looking to their
amelioration. They resolved to send a
petition to the Senate asking that the
landlords be prohibited on the next quar
ter day from evicting tenants unable to
pay their rents; also asking that loans of
50 marks be advanced to the destitute
women from the State funds, and that the
poor children in the public schools be
supplied with a hot meal daily.
Ottawa, Jan. 25. —Le Canada, the
French organ of Sir Hector Langevin,
the leading man in the Cabinet after Sir
John Mac Donald, says that a dissolution
js probably decided on, and a general
election will most likely take place in
The Official Gazette yesterday contained
no notice of a dissolution. There is cer
tainly a Cabinet crisis on the question of
Xew York, Jan. 25.—A Herald Paris
special says Sarah Bernhardt left Havre
yesterday morning for New York. She
took fifty huge trunks full of the finest
wardrobe ever taken to America. She
opens in San Francisco on April 24th.
May 2d she starts for Australia. She will
open again at San Francisco on Septem
ber 28th, and will go thence to London,
Now York and St. Petersburg.
Submarine Volcanic Eruption.
Rome, Jan. 25.—The volcanic disturb
ances in the sea between Genoa and
Spczzia culminated to-day in a sub
marine volcanic eruption.
Fifty-Two Were Killed.
Berlin, Jan. &.— Fifty-two persons
were killed by the explosion at the Hi
bcrnia colliery at Gilsenkirchen yester
Sue "Will Marry a Princa.
Paris, Jan. 25.—1t is rumored hero
that Mrs. J. C. Aver is to marry Prince
Dolgourki, of Russia.
Xo One Need Drown Now.
An Italian has just arrived in London
with an "instantaneous, self-expanding,
life-saving bolt," by which he expects to
enrich himself from the pockets of the
people who are nervous at sea. It
lias already been adopted by the princi
pal steamship companies of Italy. The
unique feature of this new life-saving belt
is that it may be worn around the body
while promenading about the decks dur
ing the day, and is not even taken off in
ued. It weighs about twice as much as
one of the ordinary canvas or leather
belts sold for general use. In its finished
state it is about the last thing in the world
that a prudent man would place confi
dence in if he was to attempt to jump for
his life from the deck of a sinking vessel
into the sea. But the moment the belt
touches the water, two chemical sub
stances contained in it are instantly
united and it begins to inflate with gas.
What these substances are is the invent
or's secret. He claims that one belt will
keep the most heavily clothed person
atioat for forty-eight hours. For ladies
the belts are made of silk, for men of
canvas.— Boston Transcript.
To Marry a Sioux. ' '
One of our sweetest pastoral poets is, so
it is reported, about to marry a Sioux In
dian. The lady is Elaine tioodale, a Gov
ernment school inspector in Dakota, and
the man is D. Kastman, a graduate of
Dartmouth,College,and now at Pine Ridge
Agency. sliss Goodale spent her child
hood at her mountain home in Berk
shire County, Massachusetts. At a very
early age she began to write verses, as
did her likewise talented sister Dora.
During the last ten years both sisters
have contributed much beautiful verse to
the magazines. Four or five years ago
Eliiine was appointed a Government day
school teacher in White River Camp,
Lower Brulo Agency, Dakota,
Meeting of the Directors of the
A STOCKTON PRODUCE MERCHANT'S
A Member of the Notorious Howard
Family of Kentucky Arrested for
Murder — Mystery Connected With
a Shooting at the Cliff House-Ob
ject of Klnc Kalakaua's Visit to the
Special to the Record-Union.
San- Francisco, Jan. 25.—The Directors
of the California Baseball League met
this afternoon. There were present Di
rectors Finn, Harris, Robinson and En
right, with President Mone in the chair.
The transfer of the franchise of the San
Francisco Club from Manager Finn to
Henry Harris was ratified by the Direct
ors, and San Jose was granted a franchise
in place of Stockton.
The election of oflicers followed, and
John T. Mone was re-elected President of
the league for the ensuing year. He was
also made Treasurer of the association.
T. W. Hobsou, of San Jose, was elected
Vice-President, and Henry Harris Sec
The Committee on Constitution and
Rules were allowed two weeks' further
time in which to make their report. A
Committee on Schedule was appointed to
make a report in two weeks.
The season will commence on March
22d and will close on November 22d. The
league will be composed of San Francisco,
Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland.
The Oal.lands Defeated by the Call
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—An audience
of nearly a thousand persons witnessed
the ball game between the Oaklands and
Californias this afternoon. The game
was ragged in spots, but still the playing
at times was above the average. A num
ber of put-outs and assists were of a phe
nomenal class. In the fourth the Cali
fornias secured the lead, and it was
again increased in the fifth, and the Cali
fornias won by a score of 12 to S. Van
Halireu and Leveque did the pitching.
The former was not hit hard outside of
the fourth and fifth innings. The hits
made off of Levequo were generally scat
OAKLANIJS. TB. K. B.lf. BS. PO. A. E.
Hardie, c 1110 7 10
Thompson. 3d b 3 0 0 0 0 3 0
Ci. Van Ilaltren, p... 4 2 10 0 3 1
Sharp, c. f. 4 12 0 10 1
C.Van Haltren,lstb 5 1 2 Oil O 2
Levy, 1. f. 4 0 O O O 0 0
Quay, r. f. 5 1 1 o o 0 0
Kilcy, s. s 4 110 2 5 2
Mcegan, 2d b 3 110 3 3 4
Totals 3G 8 9 0 21 14 10
CAI.IFOEKIAS. T.B. R. Bit. BS. P.O. A. E.
Ctikiil, 1. f 5 110 110
Brown, c 5 12 16 0 0
P. Sweeney, 3d b 3 10 0 12 2
C. Sweeney, 8. s 5 O O O 1 1 0
Hanley, c. f. 5 1 0 0 C O 1
Furrcll, r. f. 5 3 4 0 2 0 0
Powers, Ist b 5 2 2 0 9 0 1
Creamer, 2d b 2 2 0 0 1 4 o
Leveque, p 3 10 0 0 10
Totals 38 12 9 1 S7 1 4
Runs by innings—
Oakland* 100040300— 8
Californias 10073100 *—12
Earned runs—Oakland, 2; California, 1;
Two-base hits—Casey, Sharp, C. Van Haltren,
Powers, Farrtll. Sacrifice hits—Leveque, Van
Haltren, Levy. Kirst base on errors—Oak
land. 2; California, S. First base on called
balls — Oakland, 0; California, 4. Left on
bases—Oaklands, 8; California, 7. Struck out
—liy Van Hultren 4; by Leveque, 4. Hit by
pitcher—Creamer, Thompson. Double plays
Meegan. Iteilly and Van Haltren. Passed
balls—Hardie, 2: Biowu, 1. Wild pitches-
Van Haltren. Umpiro—Sheridan. Scorer—
BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD.
Mystery Surrounding a Shooting Near
the Cliff House.
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—A young man
who says his name is C. H. Allen, and his
home in Brownsville, Pa., is lying at the
Receiving Hospital with a bullet-hole
through his head, the ball having entered
the right side of his face, just below the
jawbone, and, taking an upward course,
passed out on the other side of the face,
just below the cheek-bone.
Just about dusk last evening people at
the Cliff House heard two pistol shots in
rapid succession, the sound coming from
the beach to the south. Hurrying in the
direction of the sound, they found Allen
lying on the sand bleeding from the
wound described. He was taken to the
Cliff House by J. M. Wilkins of that es
tablishment nnd two fishermen, named
H. P. Stevens and W. C. Plesby. From
there he was removed to the Receiving
Hospital in the new City Hall patrol
Drs. Bunker and O'Brien state that the
wound is not necessarily fatal.
Allen's story is that he arrived in this
city in the morning, making his way
from Omaha on a freight train. At Sac
ramento he met a man who gave his name
as Southerly, and the two came from Sac
ramento to San Francisco together. In
the afternoon they went to the beach,
where Allen's Sacramento acquaintance
seized his watcli and tried to make off
with it. Allen struggled with his assail
ant, and drew a revolver to defend him
self. Smithley grappled with him, and
in the struggle Allen's weapon was dis
charged twice, the second shot passing
through his own face, as described. Allen
says that Smithley then took the watch
and ran away. The police aro disinclined
to believe Allen's story, and suspect that
he attempted to commit suicide.
SAFE-CKACKKKS AT WORK.
A Stockton Produce Merchant Loses
Six Hundred Dollars.
Stockton, Jan. 25.—Safe-crackers en
tered the grocery store of Hammond it
Yardley last night and broke on" the com
bination and one handle from the safe.
They were frightened away by a dog, and
departed without securing anything.
The safe of C. V. Thompson, a produce
merchant, about two blocks from the po
lice office, was robbed some time last
night. Thompson had been collecting in
the country yesterday, and returned on
the 5 o'clock train. Being too We for the
bank he deposited &iOO in his ssfe. The
burglar drilled a hole in the safe, broke
oil" the tumbler, ransacked all the papers,
but took nothing other than the coin men
The French Slowly Gaining Possession
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—The bark
City of Papeete arrived Saturday from
the Tahiti Islands. She brings news that
the French Government is slowly gaining
possession of the islands. The island of
Raietea, seventy miles from Tahiti, is
now the scene of the principal trouble.
Over 5,000 people inhabit the island, and
the French have bribed one of the chiefs,
with about 2,000 followers, to consent to
French rule. Fully 3,000 natives are
camped in the mountains and are waging
war on the bribed chief. The French
have two men-of-war there, but do not
interfere. Many of the chiefs hope that
the United States will take possession of
the island, and are accordingly resisting
the French. The natives are supplied
with arms and ammunition by schooners,
Real Object of His Visit to the United
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—C01. Geo. W.
McFarlane, Chamberlain of the late King
Kalakaua, who was prevented by illness
from returning to Honolulu on the
Charleston, has nearly recovered. He
said to-day that the real object of Kala
kaua's visit to the United States was to
readjust the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty,
and bare it taken out of the operation of
the McKinley bill.
In fact, he had delayed his departure
so as to hear from his Minister at Wash
ington,and if his illness had not prevented,
he had intended to make a flying visit to
Washington to see the President and Sec
retary Blame in person on the subject.
His influence during tho hist session of
the Hawaiian Legislature prevented any
action being token by them on the sub
ject for fear it would make the question
Shortly before the King's departure
from Honolulu he made his will, which
was intrusted to Colonel MacFarlane,
and by him locked in the safe at the
Chamberlain's office. What it contains
will not be known in Honolulu uutil the
Colonel arrives there.
Tho King, according to the Chamber
lain, has left a considerable estate, his in
come being over §100,000 a year, made up
of a salary from the Government and
over 8<30,000 derived from the income of
the Crown lands. This income will go to
tho new Queen, as it is inalienable.
WANTED IN KENTUCKY.
A Member of the Notorious Howard
Tamily Arrested for Murder.
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—Wilson How
ard, a member of the notorious Howard
family, of Harlan County, Kentucky, was
lodged in the City Prison here to-day en
route to Missouri, where he is wanted for
murder. Last August Howard was con
victed for robbing a stage in Calaveras
Comity, and, under the name of Charles
Brown, was sentenced to eight years in
San Quentien. The Kentucky officials
disclosed his true identity, and in
order to return him to be tried for mur
der, Governor Markham pardoned him a
few days ago. As soon as Howard was
released, two Missouri officials took him
into custody. The officers left to-night
with the prisoner on the overland train.
Howard admits having killed eight men.
Death of a Catholic Priest.
Los Angklks, Jan. 25. —Rev. Father A.
Roussel, pastor of the San Luis Obispo
Catholic Church, died in this city to-night
of dropsy, alter a lingering illness. Father
Roussel was one of the oldest and best
known priests on the lower coast, having
come around tho Horn thirty years ago.
He was formerly pastor of churches at
Watsoiiyille and Santa Cruz. He was 08
years of age. The remains will be taken
to San Luis Obispo for burial.
HE REPLIES TO BLAUfE'S LETTER
The Diplomatic Representatives In
dorse His Action In the Bar
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—Hon. Lan
sing B. Mizner, lato Minister to Central
America, to-night gave out for publica
tion a copy of his reply to Secretary
Blame's letter of censure for his action in
the Barrundia affair. The letter is dated
Mizner acknowledges the receipt of
Blame's letter and a copy of the Presi
dent's message to Congress, in which the
restoration of peace in Central America is
ascribed to Mizner. Mr. Mizner then
"I am at a loss to know how my con
duct of a mere incident of the war—the
attempted arrest of a single person—
should meet with the President's disap
proval, when it is remembered that the
incident occurred on the 27th of August,
the very day when the first condition of
the basis of peace—to wit, the retiring of
the armies from the frontier in forty
eight hours—was about to be carried out
under my directions as dean of the
diplomatic corps, necessitating my con
stant presence at the legation to compose
any difficulties that might arise.
'"'On the 25th of August the two hostile
armies—estimated at 10,000 on each side —
after several battles, confronted each
other on the frontier, awaiting the efforts
of the diplomatic corps to effect peace,
which, as stated by the President, was
consummated through the active efforts
of the representative of the United States
(Mizner) on the next day, so that on the
27th, 2sth and 29th of August, the
all-absorbing question was peace to
over two millions of people, and
the arrest of a citizen of Guatemala on
one of our merchant ships, either in time
of war or peace, was an inconsiderable
matter compared with the vast interests
involved; as no one could possibly forsee
that the person to be arrested would
resist, nor could it be supposed that the
person was armed, and would first fire
on his benefactor, the Captain
of the ship, or that any fatality whatever
Mizner says he is sure a full investiga
tion by a Congressional Committee would
exonerate him fully. He cites the Gomez
wise, and declares it similar to the Bar
He closes as follows: "In the Presi
dent's tirst annual message it wus said
that 'diplomacy should be frank and free
freni intrigue,' thereby implying that
it had not been so in the past. If, as
must be conceded, Guatemala had un
doubted right to arrest Barrundia, would
it have been 'frank' to have thrown any
obstacles in the way of tho exercise of
''On the contrary, would it have been
an 'intrigue' to have abetted the Captain
of the Acapulco in evading the plementry
international law, as we exercise the
right to arrest all kinds of offenders on
foreign merchant ships when in our
"On the 4th of July last. Captain Pitts
permitted the authorities of Salvador to
arrest Sonor Delgado, Minister of Foreign
Relations of that republic, and take him
against his will from the steamer Aca
pulco, as per his artidavit sent you. It
would seem that the same privilege should
have been extended to Guatemala. These
Republics liavo in a most emphatic man
ner, in banquets and written communi
cations, thanked me for the good offices
in making peace, in which the people al
most en masse have joined. Tho entire
Diplomatic Corps in Central America,
excepting tho Representative from Mex
ico, have in writing indorsed my course
in the Barrundia ease.
"Believing that under all circumstances
I acted in strict accordance with the law
of nations, and being absolutely certain
of the rectitude of my own intentions, I
submit my action and unprecedented
treatment to the considerate judgment of
WHOLE NO. 15,375.
Electrical Method of Robbing the
MANNER IN WHICH THE COINS ABM
Officers of the Government Secret Senr*
ice Endeavoring to Trace the Coins
Through Different Hands and Locat*
Short-weight gold coins arc becoming
annoyingly common in the metal circu
lating medium. Bankers and others who
handle this character of money are fre
quently coming across light pieces. The
discovery, a few days since, of nearly
$300 in light two-and-a-half dollar gold
pieces tendered in payment of custom
duties by a prominent importer, has, by
directing attention to the subject and ex
citing scrutiny, led to tho detection of
numerous pieces short in weight, show
ing that there is in operation a systematic
scheme for robbing the Government by
stealing metal from coins. Officers of the
United States Secret Service are now at
work in Philadelphia, says the Inquirer,
endeavoring to trace the coins through
different hands and locate the offenders.
This process of robbery, which is fa
miliarly known as "sweating" coins, was
formerly practiced to a large extent, but
of late years few instances of it have come
to the attention of the authorities. It is
not highly profitable, and at best under
the old methods of extracting the metal
it did not afford muckmoro than a living.
From a careful examination of the liglit
pieces which are now being found, it is
quite evident that the thief is not doing
his work by the old hand method of
shaking the coins in a bag and then gath
ering the dust by means of quicksilver,
but that ho has brought into requisition
the rapid agency of electricity.
The service of an ordinary galvanic
battery and some cheap acid is all that is
necessary to conduct the operation by the
electric process. The scheme is similar
to that employed in plating with gold by
electricity. The coin is placed in the
fluid, and attached to it are wires from
the poles of the battery leading to another
piece of metal prepared to receive it in
the form of plating, the metal to be re
moved from the coin. The battery being
set in motion, sufficient gold to form a
plating is quickly transferred, and, as it
is removed uniformly from all parts of
the coin, the liability of disfigurement is
reduced toa minimum. The only effect is
to blur the characters slightly.
An authority at the mint has estimated
that about fifty eentis worth of gold can
be removed in this way from a ten-dollar
gold piece without exciting the suspicion
of the casual observer. To the skilled
eye of an expert, however, the effect is
generally apparent at a glance, and it
does not always require the scales to de
termine whether the coin is correct or not.
In the New York Sub-Treasury there is
one man, Tandy by name, who by years
of experience in the handling of coin has
becomo so expert in his judgment that
he can tell by mere touch, with closed
eyes, whether a piece is of spurious metal
or whether it is a genuine coin that has
been tampered witu. In this respect ho
is not approached by any other person in
The electric process of stealing from
coins is not altogether a new scheme.
The Government officials a few years
ago captured in New York a band of
Italians who were operating extensively
on this plan. Few but foreigners prac
tice "sweating" in this country. It is an
institution of theft much more common
in Europe than on this side of the At
lantic, and those who operate here are
usually persons who have been driven
from their country for the same reason.
The enterprise does not yield sufficient
inducement in the way of easy labor and
large returns to tempt the average native
born swindlers, and it is mostly monop
olized by a class content to live on littlo
and hoard small savings.
Before the discovery of the use of elec
tricity for plating "sweating" was done
with the use of bags. A buckskin sack
similar to the sacks used by Western
miners to gather gold in was the favorite
instrument. After the coins were well
shaken in this the dust was beaten out,
and the particles collected by means of
quicksilver, which rapidly forms amal
gamation. When sacks of a cotton ma
terial are used they are burned and tho
stealings collected by reduction in a
crucible. Some idea of the readiness
with which gold can be removed from
coins in this manner is found in the re
sult of a series of investigations made
years ago in the Mint in this city. By
these it was shown that ,<JS was lost by
abrasion every time a million of dollars
in gold coin was handled.
The experiments were conducted with
bags containing $5,000 each, and it was
shown that the mere lifting of the 200
bags, making up a million dollars, to a
truck to be removed to another vault, re
sulted in the loss stated and that their
transfer from the truck again made a sec
ond similar loss.
Gold while in circulation is handled less
than any other medium. It is usually
kept in the vaults of banks for demand
rarely made, and for this reason tho loss
by abrasion is but about one-half of one
per cent, in any twenty years. In a
twenty-dollar gold piece, the standard
weight of which is 510 grains, the Govern
ment allowance for loss by abrasion is
2.58 grains, but except in cases where tho
coins have been tampered with by
"sweaters," the loss rarely exceeds this
By direction of an order issued some
time ago by the Treasury Department at
Washington the light 82 50 coins found
the other day were stamped with "L,"
indicating that they were light. Shortly
after the late Daniel M. Fox was ap
pointed Superintendent of the Mint
in this city the Secretary of the
Treasury Issued a similar order. A stamp
was procured, but protests being made,
Superintendent I ox's attention was
called to the matter, and he decided that
he had no authority in justice to mutilate
the property of another, so the stamp was
put away and never used at the Mint.
Light coins rinding their way into the
Custom-house will not, however, receive
such courteous consideration.
The name of the importer who tendered
tho light $2 50 pieces has been withheld
by the Custom-house authorities with a
view of facilitating the tracing of tho
coins through other hands and the cap
turing of the "sweater."
Thomas Gresham has left at this office
a couple of relies that have been handed
down for 200 years. One is a small
hatchet, resembling the one Goorgn
Washington used, that was given him by
his mother, who died sixteen gears ago
at the age of Bfi. It was given her by her
grandmother when she was quite young.
The other is a, pint flask that is known to
be 125 years old, as it has been in his
father's family that long. It is a queer
luoking, short round liask, with the face
of George Washington blown in the
sides. He will now givo these relics to
his children. — American Recorder.
Mr. Wickwire —"This is going to be a
cold winter. I feel it in my bones."' Mrs.
Wiekwire—"That's the first time I knew
you believed in the goosebone theory."—