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VOLUME LXXX.--NO. 135.
Cameron Testifies in the Silver;
BUSINESS TRANSACTED BEFORE THE
Bepublican Senators Surprised at the
Action of the Senate on tho Cloturo
Resolution and Elections Hill—Ac- ;
tlon Taken by State Legislatures— j
Senator Hearst Improving In Health, j
Special to the Recop.d-Union.
Washington, Jan. 26.—Tn the silver j
pool investigation to-day Senator Cam- j
eron testified that he bought silver on
margin in the early part of June, before
the silver bill was passed by the Senate,
and disposed of it before the bill became
a law. He had no knowledge of any
other Senator, Representative or official
of the Government having any interest
.in the purchase of silver. Cameron said
he bought the silver just as he would any
other commodity, and gave the matter no
thought. He never knew Owenby, and
never talked with other Senators about
the silver pool.
John Tanner of Illinois knew nothing
of the silver pools or transactions except
one dealing of his own.
A correspondent of a Chicago paper, R.
D. Bogart, was questioned relative to the
statement made in his dispatch, he hav
ing said, among other things, that Con
gressman Flower was in the pool. He
said he was repeating what was com
monly said among the correspondents.
He had no personal knowledge.
Dunnell, correspondent of the New
York Times, was asked concerning the
dispatch sent by him, saying in substance
that if Payne and Dingley, members of
the committee, had known that the reve
lations regarding Camerom would lie
made they would have been reluctant to
enter into the investigation. Dunnell
said he got his information from a gen
tleman whom he thought had spoken the
truth, and ho woujd consult the person in
question and see if he would consent to
give his name to the committee. Dun
nell had no personal knowledge regard
Congressman Flower took the stand.
He said he never bought a dollar's worth
of silver uor certificates in his life, and
had no knowledge of the pool.
BELIEVES POOLS EXIST.
Chicago, Jan. 2(j.—J. W. Hedenberg, of
this city, whose name came before the
Silver Pool Investigating Committee
lately, said to-day that he will testify be
fore the committee on Saturday. In an
interview he says he has no personal
knowledge of the existence of a silver
pool, but believed such pools have ex
isted and still may exist. When he was
dealing in silver bullion certificates he
sought to learn of the existence of such
pools, believing that the parties con
nected with them would have reliable in
formation regarding facts that might in
»*uence them. lie was unable to open
communication with, such parties, how
Hedenberg said to his mind the evi
dence that partisan influences controlled
silver legislation is strong and conclusive.
XJXTTED STATES SITREME COURT.
Business Transacted Before tho Higher
Washington, Jan. 20.—The Supreme
Court to-day rendered an opinion direct
ing that the cases of C. E. Cook and six
others, convicted in the Circuit Court of
the United States for the Eastern District
of Texas for murder committed in "No
Man's Land," be remanded, with in
structions to grant a new trial.
The Attorney-General admitted that
the ruling of the Judge at the trial -was
eroneous, and this is the ground on which
the action of the court was based. The
court, however, decided against the
prisoners on the other points in issue.
The Supreme Court has announced a
decision reversing the judgment of the
Court of Claims awarding the Central
Pacific Railroad SU»S,ti2l in its suit against
the United States. The question upon
which the case turned was whether or
not, under the Thurman Act, in comput
ing the net earnings of the company
there should first be taken out of the ex
penses incurred not for running the
road and for repairs, but for betterments
and improvements, whereby the perma
nent value of the road is increased.
The court holds that these expenses,
under the terms of the Thurman Act, be
taken out of the net earnings, and says
the language of the Act seems to pre
clude any charges for improvementa
being taken out of the gross receipts be
fore deciding the amount the Govern
ment shall retain for the sinking fund.
A motion was made to-day in the Su
preme Court by Solicitor-General Tall to
advance for argument about lifty-seven
cases of Chinese who, it is alleged, en
tered this country at San Francisco in
violation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
The Chinamen are at large, and the cases
tame here from the United States Circuit
Court for the Northern District of Cali
The United States Supreme Court to
day announced some important changes
in its rules designed to meet cases brought
before the court, principally for the pur
pose of delay. The changes are framed
especially to meet habeas corpus cases.and
are the result of proceedings recently had
in the Jugiro electrocution case. The most
important change is the requirement that
all appeals, writs of error and citations,
unless specially ordered otherwise, must
be made returnable to the Supreme Court
within not exceeding thirty days from
the decision of the lower court. * Unless
the record and case is docketed within the
specified time, the case must be dismissed
by the court, if in session, and by the
clerk during the vacation time.
They Were Not Prepared for the Ac
tion Taken by the Senate.
Washington, Jan 20. —Senator Aldrieh
and most of the Republican Senators to
day were completely surprised at the ac
tion of the Senate in laying aside the
cloture resolution and taking up the ap
portionment bill. There was no expecta
tion of any important vote, and one Re
imbliean Senator was absent attending to
)epartment business when the vote was
taken, and it was with difficulty that a
pair was arranged for him. Senator Stan
lord was absent and unpaired. The future
course of events depends lHrgely upon
him, as Aldrieh says if Stanford agrees
to support the rule he will ask the Senate
to resume its consideration immediately.
The Post says that Senators Aldrieh and
Stewart, whose statements in reference
to Senator Stanford's position, are radi
cally different, left this evening for New
"York to see Stanford. The Post says
the general belief at the capital is that the
cloture resolution and elections bill have
both received their death blow.
EFFECT OF THE BILL ON THE WORLD'S
Albany, Jan. 20. —A resolution was
Introduced in the General Assembly to
day providing that if the elections bill is
pasaed by Congress New York will make
no appropriation for nor take any part in
tho World's Fair.
Indianapolis, Jan. 26.—The House to
day, after a long and vigorous debate,
adopted a resolution to the effect that the
passage of the elections bill would render
the\\ orld's Fair a sectional affair, and if
the measure becomes a law, no appropria
tion should be made by Indiana. The
Democratic members of tho Senate cau
cused on the matter to-night, and a mo
tion to make the resolution a party meas
ure was defeated by the vote of thfl Chair
man. As there was not a full attendance,
another caucus will be held to-morrow.
Madison- (Wis.), Jan. 2C.—A story is
current here in political circles that a
combination has been entered into
between Democratic members of the Leg
islature of Wisconsin, Indiana and other
States where the Democrats are in the
majority, to adopt the tactics of some of
the Southern Legislatures, and oppose
legislation for the World's Fair appropri
ations if the elections bill passes.
Charlhston (W. Va.), Jan. 20.*-The
House to-day, after an acrimonious dis
cussion, passed by a vote of 40 to 20 a reso
lution that in the event of the passage of
the Federal elections bill the State would
make no World's Fair appropriation.
Senator St. Clair, the World's Fair Com
missioner, is making a vigorous fight
against it in the Senate.
Senator Hearst Improving.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Senator Hearst
is better to-night. The symptoms of
blood poisoning which were manifest a
day or two ago have disappeared, and
Dr. Ward, who has been in constant at
tendance, will return to New York this
3 a. m.—No chango reported from Sen
ator Hearst's residence. He was sleep
The Behring Sea Case.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Tho Behring
Sea case did not come up in tho Supreme
Court to-day, for the reason that the case
under argument Friday was not yet dis
posed of and the rest of the day will be
needed to conclude argument. The Behr
ing Sea mutter, therefore, goes over until
to-morrow. The court was filled with
spectators, who were disappointed at the
failure of the case to come up.
Bill to Compensate Crow Indians.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The President j
has sent to the Senate a lettorjfrom Secre
tary Noble recommending favorable con
sideration on tho bill appropriating §187,
--(KM) to compensate the Crow Creek In
dians, of South Dakota, for losses sus
tained in receiving less land per capita in
their diminished reservation than is re
ceived by the Indians occupying other
Washington, Jan. 20.— J. D. Ferguson,
the National Hank Examiner, was called
to the stand by the Ravin Investigation
Committee, but aside from securing in
formation already made public with re
gard to the Kaum note indorsed by Lemon
and held by tho National Bank, no facts
W. A. PFEFFER NOMINATED BY
The Republican State Central Com
mittee Concedes His Election
to the Seat.
Special to the Record-Union.
ToPBKA (Kan.), Jan. 20.—The Alliance
forces hold their caucus to-night for the
purpose of naming some one from their
number who can harmonize the discord
ant elements of their party.
If such a one is found the first engage
ment will occur on Tuesday.
Ingalls will then be elected by the Sen
ate, there being in that body thirty-eight
Ingalls men, one Democrat and one Alli
If the Alliance men stick to their cau
cus man they will have ninety-three
votes in the House to twenty-four Repub
lican and eight Democratic ballots. Then
on Wednesday there will come a joint
session, when all will depend upon the
ability of the Alliance to keep their forces
If they succeed in tin's the session may
end before nightfall.
The lngalls men are relying on the old
soldier element in the Alliance throwing
themselves on the side of lngalls, when
he shall march into the House from the
Some of the knowing ones assure you
that no caucus action on earth can prevent
One of the prophets says : "To-mor
row petitions will be read in the House
from every Grand Army post in Kansas
asking for the re-election of lngalls."
These petitions do not come from the
posts themselves, but from the leading
men in each post. This will get around
the objection that the G. A. K. is non
The lngalls organization is in the
hands of live of the shrewdest men
that ever went into a contest. Living
ston, the President of the New York
Alliance, is using his influence with the
soldier element for lngalls.
He shows letters which are said to be
from the Southern Alliance, in which
they state that if the Alliance comes into
power they will cut off the pensions of
the old soldiers. This is having an influ
ence, momentarily at least.
The Alliance is preserving the strictest
secrecy, holding their meetings in dark
rooms, and it is difficult to get anything
out of them unless you have the Alliance
birthmark, the Alliance grip and the pass
From appearances it would seem that
Willetts is the most promising one among
their number for the Senatorship, but
they will not talk about him.
llarris of Leavenworth is doubtless the
ablest man in the Alliance and represents
every principal combination; but he is an
ex-Confederate, and it is doubtful if the
large soldier contingent would support
him for that reason. Congressman Simp
son is ruled out from the contest by the
Alliance resolution that no member-elect
to Congress shall be eligible to the United
INGALLS' FORCES MORE CONFIDENT.
Topeka, Jan. 26.—The lngalls forces
seem more confident than ever to-night.
They are all working like beavers, and
the city is full of Grand Army men, all
of whom seem to be for lngalls.
Another Alliance caucus was held to
night, every Alliance man being present.
The -utmost precautions were taken to
prevent any news of what was going on
At 12:30 the caucus was still in session.
It is known that Judge Pfeffer, editor of
the Kansas former, was in the lead up
to the tenth ballot, and Speaker Elder
was running next, with Willetts third.
Later—W. A. Pfeffer, editor of the
Kansas Fanner, was nominated by the
Alliance caucus on the nineteenth ballot,
and the caucus adjourned.
A BALLOT WILL BE TAKEN TO-DAY.
TorriCA. Jan. 26.—1n spite of the vigor
ous opposition on the i>art of the Repub
licans Leedy and Maxwell were seated
to->lay by the Alliance, displacing Boyer
and Rood, Republicans.
Representative Showalter introduced a
petition from the G. A. R. of Sumner
County praying for the re-election of ln
galls. It was placed on the journal. A
resolution was adopted providing that a
ballot on Senator be taken in the House
SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MOKNTXG, J^]STUAHY 27, 1891.
EFFECTS OF THE STORM.
Terrible Wreckage of Wires in
New York City.
A FOREST OP POLES STREWN ABOUT
1 The Same Condition of Affairs Reported
at Jersey City, Boston, Philadelphia,
nud Towns Throughout the New
England States —Houses Unroofed
Along the Jersey Const.
j Special to the Record-Union:
New York, Jan. 26.—Yesterday's
storm was by far the worst that the tele
, graph companies have ever had to deal
! with. An idea of the wreckage may be
gathered from the fact that out of 1,500
wires running Into this city, the Western
i Union had but three wires working this
i morning. The others, with many of the
j poles, He beside railway tracks, across
j fields and in trees.
The Postal Telegraph Company had
j not one wire working out from this city,
while the Metropolitan Telegraph and
! Telephone Company estimates '2,000 of its
wires laid low.
The total damage to the companies
' named will not bo far from *o'X>,ooo.
Two weeks' unceasing effort will be Te
-1 quired to get the wires back into the con
| dition which existed before the storm.
In New York City proper the number
j of wires down is roughly estimated at
; 4,5(10, and the poles down 250. In addi
tion to the forest of poles strewn about
the streets, as many mure were hanging
iin a dangerous condition. Immense
j gangs of men were busy all day remov
ing the snow and wreck.
It was impossible to report any coming
| vessels from the Highlands or Sand)
Hook, as not only were the wires down,
bat a heavy veil of mist hung over the
! bay. The steamships Bretagne and Au
| rania came in this morning incrusted in
' snow and ice. They were due yesterday,
j but owing to the severity of the storm
were compelled to slacken speed. As far
as could be seen from the barge office to
day the bay was strewn with vessels with
their rigging and canvas coated with ice.
The damage done to telegraph and tele
: phone service in Brooklyn is estimated
i at $i 50.000.
At Jersey City the fire-alarm system
was rendered useless.
The New York Stock Exchange was
completely cut off from all quarters, but
the Loin ion and bear traders had great
fun in hammering everything in sight.
Wilkesbarkk (Pa.), Jan. 20. —Yester-
day's slorni was very severe throughout
this section of the (State. Telegraph, tele
phone and electric light wires are down
in all directions, and communication is
interrupted in the country. Much dam
age was done by the snow breaking down
trees, crashing barn roofg, etc.
NEW E.NOLAND STATES.
Boston, Jan. 26.—The storm In this
city yesterday completely demoralized
the fire-alarm telegraph, and the entire
force of firemen patrolled ihc city all
night. The telegraph, telephone and
electric light companies also suffered
heavy losses. The same condition of af
fairs is reported from several other points
in New Kngland.
Fall River reports that the sound boats
had a hard time, but arrived safely.
At Manchester, N. H., the storm lasted
nine hours, fifteen inches of snow falling.
Nashua, N. H., reports the worst storm
of the season, with twelve inches of snow,
Advices from Sea Grit, Ashbury Park,
Long Branch and other points report
great damage along the Jersey coast. The
surf cut into the bluff and beach at many
points, houses were unroofed and all wires
blown down. As far as can be learned,
no vessels are ashore, although several
have been seen in distress outside.
At 10 o'clock to-night the Western
Union reported fifteen wires to the West,
a gain of twelve since morning. There
is no communication yet with Philadel
phia, Washington or Southern points.
TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION CUT OFF.
Belviderf N. J.), Jan. 26.—The storm
was very se\ jre all through northern
New Jersey. All telegraphic and tele
phone communication is cut off and rail
road trains delayed. In some parts of
this county the snow-fall was very heavy.
General Miles and Staff Depart for
Pine Ridge, Jan. 26.—General Miles
and staff left for Chicago at noon, leaving
Colonel Shatter in command at the
agency. The work of disarming the In
dians is to be continued. The Indians
will be conducted to the dilferent reserva
tions by the soldiers. At the expiration
of thirty days, if everything remains
quiet, the First Cavalry is to return to
California, and, at the end of sixty days,
Major Henry's command is to go to Fort
LIEUTENANT CASEY'S SLAYER.
Chicago, Jan. 26.—Lieutenant Cham
berlain, who arrived to-day from Pine
Kidge, says the slayer of Lieutenant
Casey is a graduate of the Carlyle (Pa.)
Indian school, and a son of a prominent
The murderer was about to be turned
over to the soldiers for trial, when the
news of the murder of the lin 1 inn Few
Tails by the whites was received. The
Indians then said they would deliver
Casey's murderer when the murderer of
Few Tails was brought in, and both
hanged together. Casey's murderer is
still being shielded.
Assistant Adjntant-General Corbin re
ceived a telegram from General Miles to
night stating that he leaves to-morrow for
Chicago with about thirty Indians, in
cluding Kicking Bear arid Short Bull.
They will be kept at Fort Sheridan, Chi
cago. This is not the delegation going to
Omaha, Jan. 26.—A special from Rapid
City, S. 1)., says that a party of roving
Indians made an attack upon the ranch
of Noah Newbanks Saturday night, but
when Newbanks and his men returned
the volley they retreated. Blood-stains
were found in the snow next day, and it
is supposed that some of the Indians were
Business Transacted During the Past
Boston, Jan. 26.—Clearings for the
past week: New York, $621,779,000, a do
crease of 9.8 per cent.; Boston. $88,317,000,
a decrease of 5.4; Chicago, £7(5,131,000, an
increase of 21.5; Philadelphia, $66,917,000,
a decrease of 12.0; St. Louis, $21,447,000, a
decrease of 1.0; San Francisco, $13,679,000,
an increase of 31.5; Baltimore, $13,719,000,
a decrease of 3.0; New Orleans, $16,168,000,
a decrease of 8.9; Cincinnati. $12,790,000,
an increase of 3.5; Pittsburg, $13,902,000, a
decre4.se of 13.4; Kansas City, $7,531,000, a
decrease of 12.2; Galveston," $6,915,000, an
increase of 225.5; Minneapolis, $5,445,000,
an increase of 40.8; Omaha, $3,891,000, a de
crease of 5.8; Denver, $4,047,000, a decrease
of 15.2; St. Paul, $3,900,000, an increase of
1.1; Portland, Or., $1,938,000, an increase
of 65.8; Seattle, 81,051,000, an increase of
37.7; Tacoma, t»46,000, an increase of 57.8;
Los Angeles, $689,000, an increase of 51.5;
Salt Lake, $1,5)42,000, no comparison. To
tal for the principal cities, |1,067,778,550, a
decrease or 5.1.
The Traffic Association Fixing Per
centages of Roads.
Chicago, Jan. 26.—The special meeting
of the committee of the Transcontinental
Association, which was to have been
held here this morning, has been post
poned, owing to the absence of some of
the members. This leaves the field open
for the meeting of the Western Traffic
Association, and they are now in session.
It will probably take several days to
complete the work of establishing the
territorial division of the new association
and agreeing upon the' percentages of
traffic to be allowed each road at competi
tive Missouri river points.
A POINT FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS.
Washington, Jan. 20. — The House
Committee on Commerce reported favor
ably the bill allowing tho railroad com
panies to make special rates and give re
duced rates to commercial travelers.
South Dakota I^ear!slatui*e.
Pierrk (S. D.), Jan. 20.—Two ballots
were taken for Senator to-day and
Moody lost two votes. The House had a
lengthy session this evenining, the
Funionists trying to seat the other few
contestants from Lawrence County.
Blake, Independent, was seated in place
of Fowler, Republican, and the House
adjourned. The opinion prevails that
: Moody will be defeated,, and it is likely
that Governor Mellett or Senator Mel
ville will be taken up. The Republicans
are greatly depressed over the unseating
of Fowler, and it looks as if the Fusiou
ists will unseat others.
Colcmius (Ohio), Jan. 20.—The au
thorities at San Francisco have asked for
information concerning Stewart E. Bell,
alias Sidney Bell, under arrest charged
witli the murder of Samuel M. Jacobsen
in that city on August last. The charge
is based on the confession of a man named
Campbell, supposed to have beeu an ac
complice of Bell. The family of 801 l re
sides in Columbus. Ile'ran away from
home when twelve years old, going to
Brazil and Australia. When he returned
he engaged in daily labor, and had sev
eral personal encounters with hid father
and others, finally leaving for California.
bheop-Sliearers and Butchers Strike.
Chicago, Jan* 20. —It is stated to-day
in the local papers that a general strike
pf sheep-shearers and butchers at the
stock-yards for higher wages is immi
nent. This afternoon forty butchers at
Armour's and twenty at the' Morris House
Btrnck. Their places were quickly filled
ami the Indications to-night are that no
general strike will take place.
Milwaukee, Jan. 20.—Freddy Hack
breath and August Priese, dged 12, while
skating to-day, were seized by three
older boys, who said th«y wanted "to
make niggers of them,'" and held their
faces over a log tire until they were horri
bly burned. The boys will be disfigured
for life. The young fiends escaped.
Fatal Railway Colllftloii.
Topeka, Jan. 26.—New* was received
late to-night that the Union Pacific train
carrying the Seventh Cavalry collided at
Irving, Kansas, to-night with another
train. Both engineers and firemen are
reported killed, and several soldiers badly
Cattle Thieves Arrested.
Pierrk (S. L>.), Jan. 26.—Tom Hetlnnd
and Charles Thompson, ranchmen, were
arrested here fox stealing range cattle on
Bad Kiver. The extensive cattle stealing
done by them the past two months has
been charged to tho Indians until within
a few days.
Freedmcn's Aid Society.
Cincinnati, Jan. 20.—The Freedmen's
Aid Society of the Methodist Espiscopal
Church, organized twenty-five years ago
to promote education and religion among
the freedmen of the South, is holding a
jubilee here, celebrating the work of a
The Kud Near at Hand.
Newbers (111.), Jan. 26.—The thirtieth
day of the strange fast of George Harris
lias almost exhausted his wonderful vi
tality, and it is now only a question of
hours when his unnatural desire to dio
will be gratified.
Dishonest Land Office Receiver.
Austin- (Tex.), Jan. 26.—When the
new administration took charge of the
General Land Office last Tuesday the ac
counts of the Receiver of the office, Hon.
O. H. Hollingworth, were found to be
short about $12,000.
A Lover's Deed.
Gleswood (Minn.), Jan. 26.—1n Ben
wade Township this morning Christ
Abrahamson, aged 18, killed Annie
Simonson, aged 15, and suicided. The
girl had refused to marry him.
Kansas City, Jan. 26.—A special from
v\ iehita, Kan., says: The savings bank of
Wichita has closed its doors. Liabilities,
181,000; assets, 875,000.
New York, Jan. 26.—Ex-President
Cleveland was a guest of honor at the
Police Captains' banquet; responding to
the toast "Our Country."
CANNING AND PICKLING TIME.
It Has Now Arrived and the Ladles
Are All Excitement.
"Dear me," she cried, as they met on
the street, "but I was just wondering
how you came out with your tomatoes."
"They were splendid."
"So were mine. Got all through with
"So have I. Made any catsup?"
"How did it come out?"
"Mine didn't. I'm afraid it didn't boil
quite long enough. Have you got a recipe
"Then for mercy's sake let m» have it.
I've lost the one I had last year."
"And you'll come over and taste it?"
"Thanks. My husband is worrying for
fear we shan't have any. Does your re
cipe call for tomatoes, cabbage, onions,
pepper, horse-radish, red pepper, carrots,
potatoes, celery, parsley, egg plant^cinna
mon and currants?"
"I am quite sure of it."
"So glad! I can use it one day for chow
chow and the next for mince pies. I'll
send the girl over after dinner."— Detroit
Kings and Journalists.
The uncomplimentary terms applied to
journalists recently by Emperor William
recall by contrast the words used by
King Humbert, of Italy, in speaking of
the members of that profession. At one
of the court balls at the palace at Rome,
the King summoned a miniber of editors
to his side. After referring with expres
sions of admiration to the important work
done by the press and to to the difficult
and powerful work of the editors, he
added: "Gentlemen, I have often said
that I should wish to be a journalist were
I not a King."
No Attachment Issued Against the
0. and W. T. Railroad.
A MURDERER HANGED AT SANTA
A Drunken Man Attempts to Murder
a Saloon Keeper in Napa County-
Rich Ore Strike In Arizona—Bur-
Klary at Nevada City—High Winds
Special to the Recoiid-Union.
Wat,la Waixa (Wash.), Jan. 26.—As
sistant General Manager Herman of the
O. and W. T. road, who is also Treasurer
of the road, denies that any attachment
ment has been issued against the O. and
W. T., and further that the O. and W. T.
does not owe the Northern Pacific any
thing on account of freight collected by
them. He says that the business relations
between the two companies is as it has
been for the past two years. The suit in
stituted for §130,000 is a personal matter
of C. W. Hunt's, and will not in any way
interfere with the present business rela
tions between the two railroad companies.
Herman says the attachments arc for
notes given by Hunt in liquidation of
freight bills of the Northern Pacific dur
ing the -construction period. It is not
true, he says, that tho suit was com
menced to influence the sale of bonds,
wbicfa Hunt has nearly consummated.
History of tho Crime for Which
He Paid the Death Penalty.
Santa Barbara, Jan. 26. —Ramon
Lopez was hanged here this morning for
the murder of Mary Dezirello on October
The execution took place in the pre
sence of about 150 people. The arrange
ments were all perfect and the execution
was completed successfully.
Lopez slept well last night, and this
morning ate a hearty breakfast. Ho ex
hibited no signs of emotion. He had said
farewell to his mother and brother the
night before, and his only attendant to
day was the parish priest.
At 11 o'clock the little procession issued
from the jail door, Lopez and the priest
in the lead. The doomed man walked
firmly and held a crucifix clasped to his
breast. He mounted the gallows' steps
without assistance and never quivered or
changed countenance while the fatal
noose was adjusted.
Father Cainpiona, who accompanied
him, addressed the crowd briefly, saving
that Lopez had asked him to say that he
acknowledged his crime and that his pnn
ishment was just.
At 11:04 Sheriff Broughton gave the sig
nal and the prisoner was hastened into
eternity. His neck was broken with the
fall and death was instantaneous. He
never moved a muscle nor was there the
faintest quiver or movement of the body
perceptible. In fifteen minutes the body
was cut down and taken to the under
taker's, and will be buried to-morrow.
His crime was a particularly atrocious
one. He had forced his attentions on
Mary Dezirello, a young and highly
respected girl, and had for months perse
cuted her with advances which she re
She was engaged to be married to a
young man in San Francisco, and on
October 20th, shortly after learning of her
engagement, Lopez called her out of a
neighbor's house, and alter demanding
an explanation from her shot her through
As she lay dying on the ground he
stepped over her, and, with fiendish ma
lignity, tired shot after shot into hor
The crime aroused tremendous public
feeling, and a vigilance committee was
formed to handle him.
Sheriff Broughton hurried the prisoner
off to Ventura, and as he was not safe
there, afterwards to Los Angeles, where
he was kept a month, when lie was
brought back, as the jail here was strongly
He was tried in December. His de
fense was an aggravation of the crime.
He declared that his victim had been
criminally intimate with him, which was
clearly proven to be false.
He was convicted after a trial lasting a
week, the jury being out only ten min
His crime, trial and execution all oc
curred in less than 100 days.
"DRIXK DID IT."
Man Arrested at Yountville for an At-
tempt to Commit Murder.
Napa, Jan. 26.—John Murphy was
lodged in the County Jail late last night,
charged with an attempt to commit mur
der. He entered a saloon at Yountville
about 8 o'clock last night, where Matt
Vandeluer and Jack Holmes were stand
ing at the bar in conversation. Approach
ing Vandeleur he said: "I am going to
kill you," and he began shooting at him.
In the confusion that followed Vandeluer
received a bullet in the elbow and one in
the hip, while Holmes was shot just
above the groin and in the arm.
No reason for the shooting is given,
save that Murphy says he lodged in the
house over the saloon and Vandeluer was
making too much noise around there.
They had some words on the subject a
few days ago, and last night Murphy was
drunk and felt ugly, so he proceeded to get
even. As the officers were bringing him
to town he frequently said: "Drink did
it. I didn't."
Holmes will die, but Vandeluer will
Reduction in Rates Asked For.
San Jose, Jan. 26. —W. P. Dougherty
addressed the Common Council to-night,
asking that it take some action toward
effecting a reduction of insurance rates.
It is stated that the risk in this city is
small, as it is built of redwood, has a
splendid fire department, and fires are of
infrequent occurrence. Three hundred
thousand dollars are paid out yearly for
insurance, and only $30,000 comes back.
The council decided to appoint a commit
tee to confer with the insurance managers.
Interest to Shippers.
San Francisco, Jan. 26.—The Southern
Pacific Company announces that regular
trains have been put on the Poso and
Porterville branch at trunk line rates;
also, that the company would carry goods
to the Los Angeles Citrus Fair, which
opens on March 3d, at regular rates, and
return the same free of charge. In the
case of perishable articles, a discount of
50 per cent, will be made to the shipper.
Rich Ore Strike.
Clifton (A. T.), Jan. 26.—A rich pocket
of sulphide of silver ore has been struck
in the Granville District, about seventeen
miles from here in a northwesterly di
rection. The place cannot be reached
with wagons, as the country is exoeed-
ingly rough. Five tons of ore have been
taken out. The extent of the ore body
cannot be determined as yet. W. H. H.
McMillard is the discoverer. Consider
able excitement prevails.
Marln County Notes.
San Rafael, Jan. 26.—The trial of
Prescott Sawyer for assaulting a boat
man named Franz has been set for
Wednesday next, subject to the comple
tion of the case now on trial.
The trial of Antone Lujan on a charge
of murder was commenced here this af
ternoon, Judge Murphy presiding. A
jury has been secured and two witnesses
Clifton (A. T.), Jan. 26.—P. L. B. Good
win, attorney for Nelson and Jorquez,
wife murderers, states that Governor
Murphy has again reprieved them until
the loth of February, in order to learn the
decision in the Davis case, which was ap
pealed to the United States Supremo
Court from this Territory. The legal
aspect of the Davis ease is similar to that
of Nelson and Jorquez.
Burglary at Xevada City.
Nevada City, Jan. 20.—Between 1 and
2 o'clock this morning the safe in the
meat market of Colley Bros, was robbed
of £550 in coin and §200 worth of jewelry.
The robbers broke off the combination
knob and punched the lock back so as to
slide the bolts. A man sleeping in a
boarding-house adjoining heard the blows
of the sledge, but thought it was some
body cutting wood.
Crusade Against Chinese.
Pexdlkton (Or.), Jan. 26.—Officials of
the Union Pacific Company are at Milton
investigating the recent crusade against
the Chinese. It is reported here that the
Chinese will be re-employed as section
hands at Milton, and that the people of
that plaeo have been advised that if they
countenance another attempt to drivo the
Chinese out all trains will goby their city.
An Engineer Accidentally Shot.
San Diego, Jan. 26.—John Heuston,
an engineer on the Southern California
Railroad, was accidentally shot yesterday
while hunting near Oceanside by a young
man named Frank Fegmeyer, the charge
of shot lodging in Heuston's leg just be
low the knee and almost completely sev
ering it from the body.
Opposed to County Division.
San Diego, Jan. 26.—The Board of Su
pervisors to-night passed and sent to
their representatives in the Legislature a
resolution requesting them to oppose all
measures for county division that did not
submit the' question to a vote of the en
tire county to be divided.
Cruiser San Francisco.
San Francisco, Jan. 26.—The new
cruiser San Francisco came down from
Mare Island to-day, and at once steamed
outside. It is understood that she has
gone to make the Government trial trip,
with nouo but Government officials on
Death from Trichinosis.
Downieville, Jan. 26.—About ten
days ago two Italians living near here
killed a hog and ate some of the meat
raw. To-day one of them died of trichi
nosis, and the other is not expected to re
Death From Dissipation.
San Francisco, Jan. 20.—Bruce Doug
las, -who claimed to be the nephew and
heir of Robert Percy Douglas, fourth
Earl of that name, died at the County
Hospital yesterday, as the result of
dissipation and pneumonia.
Santa Maria, Jan. 26.—The want of
rain for the pasturage is beginning to be
felt. All other crops are doing well.
Fruit planting is progressing rapidly.
Uneasiness Among Mining Men.
Carson, Jan. 26.—There is considerable
uneasiness among mining men on ac
count of a proposition by the Legislature
to tax patented mining claims in Nevada.
Terrific Wind in Nevada.
Carson, Jan. 26.—A terrific wind is
blowing in Carson to-day. The sky is
SENATOR STANFORD COMES XQEAB
MEETING IHS DEATH.
His Cab is Turned Upside Down
in the Streets of
Special to the Record-Uxiojt.
New York, Jan. 26.—Senator Stanford
came near losing his life to-day. About
10 o'clock he and his Private Secretary,
John B. McCarthy, took a cab at the
Windsor Hotel and started for the Amer
ican Institute building to look over his
great consignment of trotters from Palo
Alto that will be sold at auction to-mor
In Fifty-ninth street the cab collided
with a street car, and was turned bottom
upward. The Senator and McCarthy
stood on their heads for an instant, and
then found themselves doubled up in the
roof of the vehicle, with the cushions,
lap robes, etc. The cab's wheels were
spinning in the air, and the horse, re
leased in some uncertain way, was gallop
ing down the avenue. The doors were
badly jammed, and the occupants were
unable to force their way out.
Stanford was bleeding profusely from a
cut in the left temple, and his right arm
and shoulder were much bruised. Mc-
Carthy's nose was cut, and blood was
dripping from a skin wound in the fore
Passers-by had to run to their assist
ance, and right the cab. The two men
crawled out more dead than alive, and
walked to a drug store, where their
wounds were dressed. The Senator wa«
determined to sco his horses, and re
turned to the hotel where another cab
was hired, which took him and his Secre
tary to the Institute.
They remained there about an hour,
but Stanford's shoulder pained him so
severely that he could not enjoy the visit.
When he got back to the hotel "the house
physician took him in hand and bathed
nis shoulder with hot water.
At 7:30 the Senator went to bed, badly
shaken up, but suffering less pain. He
must return to Washington on the 9
o'clock train to-morrow morning, as he
has a dinner engagement with the Presi
A Boston lawyer who resides in the
suburbs is the owner of a dog that cer
tainly possesses the instincts of an at
torney. The other day he saw another
dog carrying oft' a tempting-looking bone.
A second dog followed at a short distance.
The lawyer's dog quickly conceived a
plan of action worthy of an eminent legal
mind. He immediately brought action
against the dog with the bone. The third
dog at once quickened his pace and lost
no time in instituting supplementary
proceedings in his own behalf. This as
sistance proved equivalent to a decree
for the plaintiff, for the lawyer's dog left
the third dog to bear the brunt of the
litigation, and, seizing the bone, fled to
his own kennel, where possession was
truly nine points of the law.
WHOLE NO. 15,376.
IN FOREIGN LANDS.
No Agreement Reached Between
Parnell and O'Brien.
ALARMING INCREASE OP LEPROSY
Many Houses Destroyed and Nineteen
Persons Killed by an Avalanche In
Italy—A Conflict Between Kail road
Strikers and Police In England—
American Imports In the Congo
Special to the Record-Union.
London, Jan. 26.—N0 compromise has
been reached yet between the two wings
of the Nationalists, and the indications
are that there will not be at present. The
O'Brien waiting game is sapping the
energies of the patriots and destroying '
their influence. Parnell is, meanwhile,
tightening his grip. He shows much vi
tality for a man who, as Healy puts it,
"was hung at Kilkenny and cut down at
Remonetlzation "Of Silver.
Berlin, Jan. 16.—1n the Reichstag to
day Herr Kardoff proposed that the Ger
man Government open negotiations with
America with reference to the remonetiz
ation of silver. Herr Bamberger and Dr.
Kock, President of the Reichbank, op
posed it, holding that there was no ground
for interfering with the present standard.
No Truth In the Reports.
London, Jan. 26.—Home Secretary
Matthews says there is no truth in the
sensational reports sent to the United
States by a cable agency to the effect that
there is a great dynamite scare among
the authorities here, owing to informa
tion received from American agents.
American Goods In Apia.
Brussels, Jan. 26.—A special declara
tion to the Government at Washington
was formulated by the Congo State au
thorities, and signed yesterday. It gives
assurance that American imports will
meet with the most favored nations treat
ment on entering the Congo State.
Riotous Railway Strikers.
London, Jan. 26.—Conflicts occurred
last night between the Greenock Rail
way strikers and the police. The North
British Railway lodged an arrestment of
the fund of the Scotch Railway Servants'
Society, claiming £2U,(XX> damages from
the society for causing the present strike.
leprosy In Russia.
Odessa, Jan. 26.—The authorities are
alarmed by the increasing prevalence of
leprosy among the poorer classes of
Russians and Jews. It is believed that
some emigrants to America have carried
the disease with them.
Paris, Jan. 20.—News has been re
ceived from Buenos Ayres that Kennedy
has been appointed as mediator between
the Chilean Government and the insur
gents. It is added that President Bal
maceda offers to resign.
Madrid, Jan. 26.—Spain has accepted
the proposal of the United States for the
negotiation at Washington of a reciprocity
treaty relating to American trade with
French and German Sailors at "War.
Bordeaux, Jan. 20.—There was a seri
ous scrimmage to-day between German
and French sailors, and a number were
dangerously wounded with knives.
Nineteen Persons Killed.
Rome, Jan. 20.—An avalanche at Flor
esta to-day destroyed eleven houses and
killed nineteen persons.
The Emperor's Son Baptized.
Berlin, Jan. 26.—The Emperor's
youngest son was baptized under the
name of Joachim Josef Humbert to-day.
PACT AND FANCY.
Charity is obliged to begin at home
when 110 one will start it abroad.— New
Water is the embleni of truth, but the
soap men always use it in making a lye.
— Jiinr/hamton Leader.
"What is this, mamma?" asked Jim
mie. "What is what, darling?" "This
big spoon." "It is a big spoon, little
man." And Jimmie was satisfied.
"If you gave less expensive presents to
people you could have better apartments
than these." "I know; but shouldn't get
half so many good dinners."— Harper's
The wicked stand with immunity in
slippery places, whereas a small banana
peel flings the heels of the righteous to
the sky like unto the heels of the lazy
mule. — Dallas News.
Harry—"Your remarks, Miss Jennie,
are so spiced with wit that they quite take
my breath away." Jennie—"I'm glad of
that, for your efforts with cloves have
been flat failures." — New York Herald.
"Let us see —a cynic is a man who is
tired of the world, is he not?" the young
language student asked. "No, no, my
child," the knowing tutor replied. "A
cynic is a man of whom the world is
Mr. Wilgus—"So you decline to con
tribute anything? Remember, Brother
Gotrox, there are no pockets in shrouds."
Old Gotrox—"Of course there are not. A
man's shroud is furnished by his heira."
— Indianapolis Journal.
Gay—"l feel like a new man to-day."
Bright—"Do you? Glad to hear it. Per
haps you can see your way clear to pay
that little bill." Gay—"l'm a new man,
I told you. You can't expect me to
assume the liabilities of the old concern."
— Boston Transcript.
Mistress—"That was a very nice letter
of Patrick's, offering you marriage,
Mary. What shall I say in reply for
you?" Mary—"Tell him* mum, if you
plaze, that when I get my wages raised
next month, that I'll begin to save for the
Sitting Bull's language was a conglom
eration of pure Sioux, impure English,
and decayed French. When he swore he
used all three so fluently that the record
ing angel with his stonograper and type
writer could not take down and charge
up all his oaths.— Grand Rapids Herald.
Custom-House Officer—"This is queer.
I find among your effects a barrel of
chestnuts. We shall have to seize these."
Traveler—"O, that's all right. They come
under the exemptions as'tools of trade.' "
Custom-House Officer — "How's that?"
Traveler —"I am a newspaper para
"Ipray you father, let me wed!"
The maiden passionately cried,
"For BeKinuld X dearly love,
And much I long to be his bride.
"And I should then a husband have
Both good and true beyond dispute:
And dearest father you would liave
A worthy son-in-law to boot."
"Aha!" exclaimed her lusty sire,
"There's nothing me could better suit;
I feel exactly in the mood
To bay* tbla son-in-law to boot."