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VOLUME IXXX.--NO. 137.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES.
fhe Farmers' Alliance Will Enter
National Politics.
THE INDIAN SITUATION REVIEWED
BY GENERAL MILES.
Palo Alto Stock Eagerly Sought After
by Eastern Horsemen—Fatal Boiler
Explosion In Michigan—Proceedings
of the Council of American Feder
ation—Nominations Made by the
Director-General of the World's
Fair.
Special to the Record-Union.
Omaha, Jan. 28.—The National Farm
ers' Alliance had a lively discussion at
to-day's session on the amendment to the
constitution to exclude women from
acting as delegates, and it was finally
voted down.
The amendment making all laboring
men eligible to membership was tabled
by a large vote.
The remainder of the morning was oc
cupied in discussing minor changes, and
a recess was taken until 2 o'clock this
afternoon.
In the afternoon the report of the Com
mittee on Kesolutions, which was quite
lengthy, was considered by paragraphs
and adopted. It begins with the follow
ing preamble:
W'herkas, Owing to the opposition that has
been heaped upon us by grasping monopolists,
capitalists, trusts and combines, we believe it
.is time for action; anil whereas, the National
Farmers' Alliance, in convention iissemblrd.
does most emphatically declare against the
present system as manipulated by the Con
grem of tbe United States and the legislatures
of the several Suites. Therefore, we declare in
favor of the holding of a convention to nomi
nate eondidiites for the offices of President
and Vice-President of the United States. In
this preliminary convention the representa
tion will be one delesate from each State in
the Union.
The resolution favors tho abolition of all
national banks, and that the surplus
funds be loaned to individuals upon hind
security at a low rate of interest: declare
for the Australian ballot law; demand the
foreclosure of mortgages held by the Gov
ernment on railroads; discountenance
gambling in stocks and shares; favor the
election of President and Vice-President
by the popular vote.
As the Farmers 1 Alliance of the United
States largely outnumber anvother class of
citizens, they demand the passage;of laws
of reform, not as a party measure, but for
the good of the Government. The Alli
ance shall take no part as partisans in the
political struggle as affiliating with the
Republicans or Democrats.
The interstate commerce laws should
be so amended and enforced as to allow
all railroads a reasonable income on the
money invested.
The'resolutions further demand that the
mortgages on the Union and Centra]
Pacific railroads bo Joreolosed at once
and the roads be taken charge of by the
Government and run in the interest of
the people with a view to extending both
lines to the Eastern seaboard.
The conference with the F. M. B. A.
representativea to-night decided that the
two organizations could affiliate, but not
consolidate.
HOSTILE IXDIAXS.
Interview With General Miles as to
Their Final Disposition.
Chicago, Jan. 28.—When asked this
morning as to the final disposition to bo
made of the Indians now at Fort Sheri
dan General Miles said: "That is to be
determined in the future, now that Sit
ting Bull and other chiefs have been
killed, and I have most of the other Indi
ans left without leaders, and there is no
danger of a further outbreak on tho res
ervations.
"These men I brought to Chicago are a
crowd of outlaws. The 300 Indians ar
rested were sent to Fort Sully. All oth
ers are now under the control of military
authority, and back on their reservation's
or on their way there. I could not tell
what kind of a movement might be at
tempted in the spring, and I brought the
ones now at Fort Sheridan as a measure
of precaution.
"The chiefs who went through to Wash
ington are not dangerous. The Indians
who remained neutral were not disarmed,
for the reason that it would have been an
injustice to have treated them as hostiles.
With the hostile tribes only a few guns
•were left—simply enough for their per
sonal protection. I anticipate no further
trouble, and if there is another war with
tho Indians it will be an entirely different
matter."
General Miles has detailed the follow
ing officen to each command a compand
or Indiana as scouts, to be enlisted at
Pine Ride Agency: Lieutenant Willis O.
('lurk, Twelfth Infantry; Lieutenant God
frey H. McDonald. First Cavahv, and
Lieutenant Joseph S. E. E. Byron,
Eighth Cavalry.
h ree and unlimited coinage is favored,
and that the volume of currency be in
creased to. $T>o per capita. A demand is
made that all paper money be placed on
equality with gold.
Another resolution declares that, "We,
as land-owners, pledge ourselves to de
mand that the Government allow us to
borrow money from the United States at
the same rate of interest as do banks. All
mortgages, bonds and shares of stock
should be assessed at a fair value.
United States Senators should be elected
by popular vote; the laws regarding the
liquor traffic should be so amended as to
prevent the endangering of the morals of
our children and destroying the useful
ness of our citizens.
'•We believe women have the same
rights as their husbands to hold property
and we are in sympathy with any law
that will give our wives, sisters and
daughters full representation at the polls
Our children should be educated for hon
est labor, and agricultural colleges
should bo established in every State."
Liberal pensions are favored, also the
passage of the Conger lard bill.
Recess.
CAUSE OF LABOR.
Meeting of the Executive Conncil of
the American Federation.
NBW York, Jan. 28.—At a meeting of
the Executive Council of the American
Federation of Labor yesterday the circu
lar issued by Powderly, requesting all
labor organizations to send delegates to
the conference to organize a third party
in conjunction with the Farmers' Alli
ance, was brought up, but it was decided
to pay no attention to it, as it was thought
unwise for a labor organization to med
dle with polities.
The miners' demand for eight hours
may next be taken up.
It was resolved to levy an assessment
of two cents a week per capita for five
weeks on members of all the unions con
nected with the federation.
It is said there are favorable prospects
for a demand for eight hours to be
granted without any strikes, as employ
ers and employees are holding confer
ences all the time with good results.
The committee which recently went to
the convention of bricklayers at Toronto
to ask the Bricklayers' National Union to
join the federation, reported that the
THE RECORD-UNION.
bricklayers had decided to refer the mat
ter to the individual unions. The chances
are, they reported, that they would join
after awhile.
PALO ALTO TROTTING STOCK.
Prices Realized at the Second Day's j
Sales.
New York, Jan. 28.— The sale of Palo
Alto trotting stock continued to-day.
Among the horses sold were Caroline, a
chestnut stallion by Piedmont, for £1,400;
one of Electioneers daughters, out of Ivy,
a brown filly, $1,800; bay colt, by Wools
ley-Jnnita, $1,250; Luella, by Electioneer-
Lilly 8., $2,700; bay filly, by Electioneer-
McCa, $7,200. (This is the highest
price so far in the sale); Mohawk Manille,
a chestnut filly by Whips-McCa,
$2,600; bay colt, by Norval or Mo
hawk-McCa, $1,300; bay colt, by
Electioneer-Minnie C., $3,000; Maid of
'88, Nephew-Madeline, by Electioneer,
?1,075; Minto, Woolsey-MayHower, by
Mohawk, §«,000; bay colt, Electioneer-
May-Day, A. Clarke, Butte City, £3,200;
Fancy, Norval-Meeca, by Mohawk Chief,
S1.500; bay colt, by Electioneer, $1,900;
Leiton, Electioneer-Miss Peyton, by
Glengarry, J. C. Warr, £1,070.
The total sales approximate 550,000, an
average of about ?1,000 per head.
"WORLD'S FAIR.
Several Nominations Announced by
the Director-General.
Chicago, Jan. 28.—Director-General
Davis to-day handed the Executive Com
mittee the following nominations for con
lirmalion: Professor J. H. Barrett, Chief
of the Chicago Electric System, for Chief
of the Electrical Department; J. H.
Reynolds, Chief of the Horticultural De
partment; J. V. F. Skiff, one of the Colo
rado Commissioners, Chief of the Mining
Bureau; Martin Ryan, a North Dakota
Commissioner, Secretary of the Electrical
Department.
Ihe Executive Committee to-day
listened to the plea of representatives of
the National Live-stock Association, ask
ing that §20,000 cash prizes for a live-stock
exhibit. It wan exhibited by the Di
rectors that a liberal sum should be set
aside for the purpose, and the subject
made the special order tor the next meet
ing.
Lynching Party Foiled.
Xew Orleans, Jan. 28.—The Pica
yune 1 s Austin, Texas, special says: It de
veloped yesterday at San Marco that a
lynching party of delermined men had
made up their minds to hang Colonel
George H. Snyder, the wife-murderer,
last night. The Sheriff spirited the pris
oner away and placed him in jail here.
Marshal Campbell's Body Found.
Chicago, Jan. 28.—The body of B. H.
Campbell, ex United States Marshal for
this district, who mysteriously disap
peared two months ago, was found in tho
river near Kuss-street bridge this morn
ing. It was much swollen and disfigured,
but the features were still recognizable.
Robert Hay Hamilton.
Nkw York, Jan. 28.—1n spite of the
sensational rumors and conjectures about
Robert Ray Hamilton being still alive,
his family and friends in this city adhere
to the belief that the report of his'death in
Idaho brought East by J. O. Green ia ab
solutely correct.
Fatal Holler Explosion.
Meredith (Mich.), Jan. 28.—A boiler
in the Herbison saw mill, near here, ex
ploded to-day, destroying the mill and
killing Albert Finch and George Badder,
and seriously injuring six other men.
The owner of the mill, Herbison, may
die.
Confirmations.
Washington, Jan. 28.—Confirmations:
P. H. Downing, Collector of Customs at
Arlington, Cal.; Colonel Flagler, Chief of
Ordnance, witli rank of Brigadier-Gen
eral; A. W. Bailey, Postmaster, Evans
ton, Wyoming.
President of Cleveland College.
Cleveland, Jan. 28.—William Gay
Ballentine, Professor of Greek at Berlin
College, was elected President of the col
lege this morning, succeeding Charles S.
Fairchilds.
Bank Closed.
Atchison (Kan.). Jan. 28.—Tho State
National Bank of this city closed its doors
this morning and will go into voluntary
liquidation. The bank has a capital
stock of $250,000.
Murder In tho First Degree.
Chattanooga (Term.), Jan. 28.—The
Grand Jury has found an indictment for
murder in the first degree against Judge
\\ arder for killing banker Fugette.
Tho Offer Withdrawn.
K«w York, Jan. 28.—The Olympic
Club, of New Orleans, has withdrawn the
offer of $7,500 for a contest between Mc-
Auiitfe and Carroll.
EASTERN LEGISLATURES.
•A COMPROMISE AGREED UPON IN
MONTANA.
Vilas and Pfeffer Formally Declared
Elected United States
Senators.
Special to the Record-Union.
Helena, Jan. 28.—After twenty-four
days of the double-headed Legislature,
the Democrats and Republicans have
agreed on a plan of compromise. The
rival houses are to meet aa one body, the
Republicans to have twenty-eight mem
bers and the Democrats twenty-seven.
The Democrats are to have the Speaker,
subordinate officers and control the com
mittees. The compromise was drawn up
by Senators of both parties, and will be
signed to-morrow.
Speaker Witter, of the Republican
House is dying of pneumonia. His wife
died of consumption this morning.
Speaker Comely, of the Democratic
House, is also very ill with pneumonia.
SOUTH DAKOTA.
Pierre (S. D.), Jan. 28.—One ballot was
taken for United States Senator to-day,
with no material change, excepting the
loss of live votes by Moody.
CONNECTICUT.
Hartford (Conn.), Jan. 28.—Tho
House this morning received the report
of the committee appointed to canvass
the vote for State othcers.
The committee states that it is unable
to determine that any person has been
legally chosen to nil any of the State
olhces except Comptroller, to which the
face of the returns mdicatcs that Nicholas
Straub, a Democrat, had been elected.
The House concurred in the report.
NEBRASKA.
Lincoln (Neb.), Jan. 28.—Tnthe Senate
to-day a resolution was adopted favoring
the election of L'nited States Senators by
popular vote. A resolution congratula
ting Kansas on the defeat of Ingtuls was
lost.
VTLAS ELECTED.
Madison (Wis.), Jan. 28.—Colonel Vilas
was formally elected by the joint con
vention of the Legislature to-day to suc
ceed United States Senator Spooner.
PFEFFER ELECTED.
Kansas, Jan. 28.—The vote for United
States Senator in joint session to-day, re
sulted in the election of Pfeffer.
SACRAMENTO, THURSDAY MORNESTG, JANUARY 29, 1891.
THE MINE DISASTER.
Over One Hundred and Fifty Lives
Sacrificed.
ALL THE COKE REGION BOWED
WITH GRIEF.
Sixty-three of the Victims laid to Rest
in a Common Grave — Sorrowful
Spectacle at the Scene of the Horror
—Little Known as to the Cause of
the Explosion.
Special to the Record-Ukiok.
Scottdale (Pa.) Jan. 28.—A1l the Con
nellsville coke region stood to-day with
bowed form and reverent head while
sixty-three of the dead miners takeu
from the Mammoth shaft were shrouded,
coffined and laid to rest for their long
sleep. The. remains and mourners were
carried to St. John's the Baptist's Ceme
tery atScottdnle in a special train. Along
the road hundreds of ditizens turned out,
and wherever it halted great crowds
gathered.
Over three thousand persons were pres
ent as the bodies were placed side by side
in a common grave. The coaches behind
the baggage-car with the corpses were
crowded with sobbing women and sad
faced men.
The scenes at tho cemetery were very
affecting. Not until the bodies were be
ing placed in the grave did tho women
and children seem to realize the full ex
tent of their bereavement, and then a
pitiful chorus of cries and moans was
heard.
THE LIST INCREASES.
H. C. Frick, owner of the mine, says
there were in all ICO men working in the
mine at the time of tho accident, nine of
whom escai>ed with their lives, some of
them badly injured. The rest, or 151
men, were either killed outright or suffo
cated by the terrible fire-damp.
There had been found up to 2 this after
noon 110 bodies, and of this number fifty -
three were identified.
SCENES AT THE MINE.
Xobody slept at Mammoth last night.
In every home in the little mining ham
let there was mourning. Little one-story
houses scantily furnished were illum
inated with tallow candles. Mother, wile,
sister or sweetheart sobbed in silence.
Atter the explosion yesterday tho
news of the awful fate of scores
of miners at work in tho shaft
spread rapidly among the mines
and miners' homes. Couriers carried the
dreadful news hither and thither. Fami
lies were dashed from the comforts of
home into the depth of grief and despair.
The scenes at these miners' cottages can
readily be imagined.
Within an incredibly short time tho en
trance to the shall swarmed with an eager,
anxious crowd—men, women and chil
dren— some of whom could only with
great difficulty be kept at a safe distance.
As the bodies of the victims, mangled
by the terrible force of the explosion or
burned almost out of human semblance,
were brought up from the yawning
depths the crowd of watchers pushed for
ward to the pit's mouth for ■ glance of
recognition.
The hearts of wives and mothers stood
still in fear, lest the loved ones wero
among the dead. Tears coursed down
bronzed and bearded cheeks and wero
(iashed away by brawny hands that had
swung the pick for many years.
The rescuing party proceeded with
their grim task and the crowd of watchers
silently looked on.
Fifty coliins arrived from Pittsburg
this morning, and another half-hundred
will reach here to-night. An additional
order for twenty-five more was sent this
morning.
The cause of the explosion has not
been determined. The Coroner is on the
ground, and a through investigation will
be made.
The rescuing party are working with
energy, and the wreck in the shaft is fast
being cleared up.
AN OFFICIAL, TALKS.
An official of the Friek Company said
this morning: "It may never be known
how or why the explosion occurred. An
accumulation of tire-damp was probably
the cause, but it was never known to ex
ist in any quantity before. In fact, it
may be said that the Mammoth mine has
been free from damp. There is a theory
tliat a pocket of natural gas was reached,
and that the operation of the ventilating
fans now prevents any accumulation of
it. It is not necessary that every one in
a mine should be killed when ah explo
sion occurs. The explosive may stay in
one particular section and not permeate
the entire mine, unless tho volume is so
freat as to force it to every part of the pit.
D this case the gas was confined to one
portion, and the miners who were in
other localities escaped."
AN UNEXPECTED ACCIDENT.
Never in the history of American coal
mining has there been such an unex
pected accident, with such complete anni
hilation of all within its reach.
The Mammoth mine has been notable
always as being particularly free from
gas. Hundreds of safety gauge lamps
were provided for the minors by the
company, but they were never used, as
they were regarded as unnecessary.
In their stead the men wore familiar
little open flame lamps on their hats.
The mine boss had put the night shirt to
work and found nothing to arouse his
suspicion.
Eustern "Weather.
Washington, Jan. 28.—The storm
which was central in western Colorado
yesterday morning has moved eastward,
and is now apparently central over the
western portion of Indian Territory.
General ruins prevail from the Gulf coast
northward to the upper Mississippi and
Missouri Valleys. Snows are reported
from Nebraska, South Dakota and Rocky
Mountain stations.
The temperature at Chicago to-day was
32°; Cincinnati, 42°; St. Louis, 48°; Win
nipeg, 18 J above.
Plan to Educate Art Students.
New York, Jan. 28.—John Armstrong
Chandler is diligently at work furthering
his plan for establishing funds to educate
needy art students. He will start for
Boston on Friday, and seek wealthy
patrons of art there to organize an insti
tution of art. He will then go to Chicago
and other places in the West. His pres
ent intention is to visit every State and
Territory to explain the details of his
scheme.
International Press Club.
Pittsbcrg, Jan. 28.—At the Inter
national Press Club Convention, the Com
mittee on Plans and Scope reported the
constitution and by-laws, which were
adopted. The association will be here
after known as the "International League
of Press Clubs." The object is to bring
into close and friendly relations the press
clubs of the world and promote a more
fraternal and helpful feeling among the
members.
Very Few Cattle Being Fed.
Kansas City, Jan. 28.—The Livestock
Indicator of this city has special reports
from the principal cattle-feeding districts
of Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, which
show that very few cattle are being fed as
compared with last year, and that it is
the intention of feeders to ship those
which are being fod to market before
June. The number is estimated at less
thun half that of last year.
EASTERN TURF EVENTS.
Results of the Races at Gloucester and
New Orleans.
Gloucester, Jan. 28.—The races to
day were run over a heavy track, with
tho following results:
First race, five-sixths of a mile, Gold
step won. Repartee second, So So third.
Time—l:l4.
Second race, threo-fourths of a mile,
Lee S. won, McPherson second, McCabe
third. Time—l:29*.
Third race, nine-sixteenths of a mile,
P. J. H. won, Jim Gray second, William
Henry third. Time—l:o4*.
Fourth race, seven-eighths of a mile,
Carnegie won, Vevay second, Bohemian
third. Time—l:44.
Fifth race, one mile, Chieftain won,
Darling second, Refund third. Time—
1:59j.
AT XEW ORLEANS.
New Orleans, Jan. 28.—The races to
day were run over a slow track.
First race, nine-sixteenths of a mile.
Ivanhoo won, Castillian second, Ireland
third. Time—l:ols.
Second race, five-eighths of a mile.
Schoolgirl won, Sohn G. second, Ireland
third. Time— has*.
Third race, eleven-sixteenths of a mile,
Void won, DanL. second, Pritchett third.
Time—l:l44.
Fourth race, three-fourths of a mile,
McMurtv won, Gilford second Ruffla
third. Time—l:l9i.
Prcscott Sawyer on Trial.
San Rafael, Jan. 28.—The trial of
Prescott Sawyer, son of United States Cir
cuit Judge Sawyer, who is charged with
stabbing a boatman named Herman
Franz, was commenced to-day. Several
witnesses were examined, and testified
that Franz knocked Sawyer down, and
hen walked away. Sawyer followed him
and stabbed him in the back three times.
Franz fell to the floor, and Sawyer kicked
his prostrate body repeatedly. The case
is attracting great interest here, as young
Sawyer moves in the best society.
FREE COINAGE BILL
A BOSTON I>EL,EGATION OPPOSES
ITS PASSAGE.
Five of the House Committee Will Op
pose, and Four Favor,
the Measure.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, Jan. 28.—Immediately
after the Coinage Committee was called
to order this morning the question as to
when the vote on the bill should be had
in the committee was raised.
The delegation appointed by Che Bos
ton mass meeting was present, desiring
to be heard.
Bland of Missouri asked unanimous
consent for the vote to bo taken on the
bill next Wednesday. Tho Boston dele
j gation could be heard, and he would be
willing to come here every day for a
week if necessary, bat there should then
be a vote. Bland wanted the vote on
Wednesday, and thought thoro should be
some agreement to bring tho measure be
fore the House. A long discussion ended
in the adoption of the motion by Bland
: that the committee proceed with the hear
ing to-day and meet again to-morrow.
The Boston bankers were then given a
hearing, and William Higginson having
| been selected to present their views, spoke
,to the committee for half an hour. He
i said that much of the financial depression
felt during the last few months was due
to the agitation of the silver question.
Bartine interrupted and inquired if
there were not other reasons for the de
gression, lie insisted that in fact very
| little trouble was duo to the silver agita-
I lion, but most of it due to the fact that
! there had not been enough silver legisla
tion.
It appearod from the meeting to-day
that of the committee Walker, Comstock.
Knapp, Faylor and Tracy will be united
in a vigorous protest against the free
coinage of silver, while Carter, Bland,
Williams and Bartine would press its
claims.
It is understood to-night that Edward
Atkinson of Boston will to-morrow sub
mit an extensive paper against the bill.
He is a well-known statistician on ques
tions ot political economy, and his figures
in this case will conform to the wishes of
the anti-silver men.
It is thought that Bland's suggestion
for the committee to take a vote not later
than Wednesday will prevail, and in this
way the measure will speedily reach the
House.
THE PRESIDENT WAITED UPON.
Washington, Jan. 28.—The committee
of the Boston business men called on the
President this morning and discussed in
formally the silver situation and opposed
free coinage.
The President, it is understood, was
non-committal, and said it would be emi
nently improper for him at this time to
give any expression regarding his views
on silver or his future actions.
Chinefse Exclusion Act.
Buffalo, Jan. 28.—Six Chinamen and
two white men were arrested in this city
last night, charged with a violation of the
Chinese Exclusion Act.
One of the white men, James M. Miller,
is believed to manage the Canadian end
of the underground railroad that has been
running Chinamen into the United States
by the wholesalo of late.
Bank Burglar Arrested.
Xew York, Jan. 28.—David Cronin,
who served a term in the California peni
tentiary, was arrested on Monday just as
he and his gang were on the eve of a
bank burglary. Cronin is an expert bank
burglar, and recently completed a five
year term in England for ;robbery. The
police have been shadowing him since
his return from England.
The Swatara.
New York, Jan. 2S.—A Herald Wash
ington special says: It is denied at the
Navy Department that the old tawatara is
to be sent to Chile. It is doubtful
whether she ever goes to sea again. The
Department has not abandoned the pur
pose of sending one or more vessels to
Chile. It is supposed the San Francisco
will be sent.
Expense attending the movements of
petty German officials is illustrated in the
ease of the Saxon commission for esti
mating the damages to crops during the
maneuvers of Saxon troops. The com
mission traveled twenty miles at an ex
pense of $50 to assess damages estimated I
at $2, but subsequently scaled down to 85
cents. A report that this sort of bureau
cratic extravagance was frequent has led
Chancellor yon Caprivi to order that
"such trips shall bo undertaken in the
future only when large sums of money
are at stake."

■A Colorado man killed a sheep and
hung it up and dressed it. He was still
at work when a mountain lion crept be
tween his legs, pulled the mutton down,
and, although given a good kicking, held
fast and got away. The man wasn't a
bit thankful that he wasn't taken in place
of the meat. I
COAST CHRONICLES.
An Army Surgeon Kills His Wife
and Then Suicides.
A DECISION OF MUCH INTEREST TO
WINE-MAKERS.
Three Sailors Drowned by the Capsiz
ing of a Boat—Project on Foot for
the Consolidation of All Fruit Can
ning Establishments in the State-
Rain at San Diego.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, Jan.* 28.—Surgeon
William D. Dcitz, of the Fifth Artillery,
stationed at Alcatraz Island, this morn
ing shot and killed his wife and then
committed suicide by shooting himself.
A shotgun was the weapon used, and both
bodies were badly mangled.
Mrs. Deitz was found lying on the lioor
shot through the heart, and her husband
lay close by. The bodies were found at
11 o'clock, and as Deitz was seen outside
of his quarters at 6 o'clock this morning,
the shooting must have occurred between
those hours.
Dr. Doitz and wife had lived on the
island about two years, and had one
child, a boy three years old.
The deceased surgeon entered tho army
in 1883, and had the rank of Captain. He
was of a jovial disposition, and appar
ently lived happily with his wife. It is
generally believed that he was insane
when ho committed the.deed.
The Coroner's jury held an inquest
this evening on the bodies of Surgeou
Deitz and wife, and rendered a verdict
that Dietz had killed his wife thon him
self.
Two pieces of paper were found in the
room. One consisted of rambling specu
lations on life, and was headed "Medita
tionos Morituri." The other read as fol
lows: "Look out, Watty, dear little boy.
Wave him."
In the longer note was a short reference
to manuscript that some tirm wa3 about
to publish. It is believed that it was the
work on this subject that caused the tem
porary derangement resulting in suicide.
W. 1). Dietz was a native of Georgia,
aged 30, and his wife, Ella, was about 23.
IMPORTANT DECISION.
A Hilling of Interest to Swcot-Wlne
Makers.
San Fbancisco, Jan. 28.—Internal
Revenue Commissioner Mason has just
rendered a decision of great importance
to the sweet-wine makers of California.
He formerly ruled that grapes could not
run over 20} per cent, of sugar in order to
make sweet wine.
As a majority of California grapes run
over that figure, tho growers would have
been put to great expense if the ruling
had Seen enforced. In order to obviate
such trouble, Internal Revenue Collector
Sears telegraphed to Washington,- sug
gesting the following plan:
"I recommend that a quart sample of
each cask of wine be taken in the pres
ence of a sweet-wine maker, deputy col
lector and gauger, the samples to be a
true and agreed upon average of the same
wine of each cask, the bottles to be sealed
and labeled, numbered and signed by the
sweet-wine maker, deputy and gauger.
When the samples have been taken, the
labels signed and attached, then the order
for detention to be revoked and the wine
returned to the owners for sale or re
moval, the samples to be held as evidence
in all cases arising. It would seem that
the Government is thus fully protected,
while the wine makers are protected
from possible financial complications, if
not insolvency."
To this telegram Commissioner Mason
yesterday replied that the plan might be
followed, except in cases where tho par
ties are guilty of fraud.
A>'OTITER TRUST.
The Fruit Canneries of the State to bo
Consolidated.
San Francisco, Jan. 28.—The Chronicle
says that last Saturday a meeting of rep
resentatives of the Various fruit-canning
establishments was held in this city for
the purpose of deciding on sonic action
to better their business.
It was decided to form a syndicate with
a capital of $5,000,000, the owners of the
canneries agreeing to sell their establish
ments on a basis of two-thirds cost and
one-third of stock in the syndicate. It
was announced that 82,000,000 was in the
bank for purchasing the canneries.
The new syndicate will be called The
California Fruit Canneries Limited, with
50,000 shares of stock at $50 per share.
Eleven trustees shall govern the consoli
dation, which shall run for fifty years.
Each cannery shall remain under its
same management as at present, the gen
eral direction of business, however, lying
with the committees. Other canneries in
addition to these first joining may be pur
chased from time to time.
All the owners of canneries in the State,
with one exception, have joined the
compact, and 15,000 snares of stock were
subscribed for. •
Committees on Finance, Selling, Audit
ing, Manufacturing and Purchasing of
Canneries, consisting of three members
each, were appoint or).
WATERY GRAVE.
A Boat Capsizes and Three Sailors are
Drowned.
San Francisco, Jan. 28.—About 10:30
to-night nine sailors of the ship Reuce,
which had just arrived, left the vessel in
a boat under control of a runner of the
Sailors' Home, of this city. They and
their luggage greatly overweighted the
boat, and though the bay was perfectly
quiet, she began to ship water and cap
sized almost immediately. The men
clung to the boat for a time, then three
sailors attempted to swim to the schooner,
but were drowned. The United States
steamship Albatross, which was anchored
in the stream, heard the cries of the men,
and a boat went to the rescue and saved
the other six sailors and the runner.
The names of the drowned men are
William Blum, William Murray and
Stephen Tyde. The rescued men were
sent on shore, and though much ex
hausted, will easily recover.
Crop Outlook In Yuba and Sutter.
Marybville, Jan. 28. — The strong
north wind which has been prevailing
for several days is very unwelcome to
farmers and orchardists. Though grain
is not suffering for want of rain, it would
be very welcome. The grain is nearly
all up and growing nicely. The acreage
is the largest even known, and with
sufficient rain immense crops will be
raised. The orchardists are planting ex
tensively. Between two and three thou
sand acres will be planted in Sutter and
Yuba counties this si>nson.
Mining Salt.
San Francisco, Jan. 28.—An action
was begun in the Superior Court this
morning by E. S.* Chester and W. E.
Straut against W. S. Chapman, E. W.
Chapman and F. F. Stone. The plaintiffs
allege that on the 9th of October, 1889,
they entered into an agreement with the
defendants whereby it was agreed to sell
ono-half of the stock of the Idlewild Gold
Milling Company to the defendants for
$.V), 000. Under this agreement thephiint
ifl's deeded to the defendants property
in the Garden Valley mining district in
Xl Dorado county. Of the $50,000 only
$5,000 was paid, and no accounting lias
been made of the management of the mine
since. The court is therefore asked to
cause an accounting to be made.
Fruit and Vegetable Cannery.
Eugene (Or.), Jan. 28.—A committee
from the Eugene Board of Trade, to
whom was referred the matter of es
, tablishing a first-class fruit aud vegetable
cannery, met last night and considered
the matter thoroughly. It was finally de
cided to raise a bonus of ?o,OOU to be given
some competent man to take hold of the
enterprise. The bonus will undoubtedly
be raised at once, and if satisfactory re
sults do not come from that, then a com
pany will probably be incorporated with
?15,000 capital, and business pushed to
success.
Opium Imports.
San Francisco, Jan. 28.—The Clironicle
states that a joint resolution is soon to be
introduced into the California Legisla
ture asking Congress to prohibit the im
portation of prepared opium, and limit
that of the crude drug to the amount
needed for medicinal purposes. Collector
Phelps has prepared tables of the opium
importation at this port. In eleven years
1,3|i8,004 pounds of crude and prepared
opium, valued at £7,810,493, have been im
ported.
Six Damage Suits.
Salem (Or.), Jan. 2S.—To-day papers in
six more damage suits against the South
ern Pacific Railroad Company were filed
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, mak
ing tho total number of cases already
filed twelve. The aggregate amount of
damages asked in the six suits last insti
tuted is £8t>,275, and of the twelve $185,225.
All of these suits grew out of the train
wrecked at Lake Labish in November
last.
Nevada City Burglary.
Grass Vali,ky, Jan, 2S.—Last night
M. Sproul's siiloou, on the corner of Neal
and Mill Streets, was entered by burg
lars. Tho cash-drawer was broken open,
but no money was obtained. The burg
lars had tools along for attempting the
safe, but were evidently frightened away
before doing that work. They left their
tools behind. The tools were stolen from
Duukley's blacksmith shop.
Afflicted With Trichinosis.
Downikvillk, Jan. 28.—Four persons
named Trebino, living near here, have
been attacked witli that rare disease
trichinosis. John Trebino is dead, one
other is still dangerously sick, and two
are thought to be out of danger. They
ate half-cooked pork on December 29th.
in blood sausages. A post mortem re
vealed trichina in the muscles of John
Trebino.
An Editor Wedded.
San Francisco, Jan. 28.—Alfred Hol
man, editor of the Seattle Post-Intelli
gencer, and Miss Caroline Durbrow,
youngest daughter of the late Joseph
Durbrow, of this city, were married this
evening at the residence of the bride's
mother. The nuptials were solemnized
by Key. J. Sanders Reed, rector of Trin
ity Church.
Death of a Pioneer.
Red Bluff, Jan. 28.—John P. Hale, 74
years of age, ex-Sheriff of Shasta and
Tehama Counties, late Under Sheriff
of this county, Mexican war veteran
and a pioneer of California,' died here last
night ami was buried at 2:;<0 p. K. to-day.
The remains were followed to the grave
by a large number of persons.
Railroad BulUlinj?.
Ontario, Jan. 28.—Track-laying on the
Southern Pacilic extension at Chino be
gan to-day. >' early one hundred men
are engaged. The grading is nearly fin
ished. Ihe company expect to open the
line in two weeks.
Dttraron Again Arrested.
Los Angeles, Jan. 28. — James M.
Damron, recently acquitted on a charge
of forgery, was again arrested to-day on
three charges of forgery preferred by J.
vS. Chadwick, formerly Damrou's friend.
Oregon Legislature.
Salem, Jan. 28.— The upper branch of
the Legislature to-day passed the Aus
tralian ballot law. The House passed the
bill yesterday.
Rain at San Diego.
San Diego, Jan. 28.—Rain commenced
at an early hour this morning, and up to
this evening one inch has fallen.
WASHINGTON NOTES.
SENATOR HEARST REPORTED AS
RESTING COMFORTABLY.
The United States Steamship Omaha
to be Assigned to the
Pacific Coast.
Special to the Record-Untox.
Washington, Jan. 28.—The United
States steamship Omaha is in a very bad
condition according to advices received,
and her future service will be limited if
these reports be true, and it has been de
cided to assign her to the Pacific station
as soon as she can be put In some kind of
condition, which is expected to be
within the next three months. She will
discharge her officers and crew at Pan
ama, and another crew will be sent from
the East by a mail steamer.
At the Washington navy yards yester
day was performed a successful experi
ment of putting a steel jacket on one of
the two twelve-inch guns to be carried in
the forward turret of the coast defense
vessel Monterey, now in course of con
struction at the Union Iron Works, San
Francisco.
Ensign W. S. Howard is detached from
the United States Steamship Thetis and
ordered to the coast survey.
Senators Stanford and Hearst have re
ceived copies of the resolutions adopted
by the Board of Trustees of Fresno thank
ing them for their efforts in securing the
appropriation for the Fresno Postoilice
building.
In compiling the complete census of
California, which was published in these
dispatches several weeks ago, Fresno and
Alameda were left out by a clerical error.
A corrected list made public to-day by
the Census Department gives Fresno
10,818 and Alameda lI.KS. In other re
spects the report as published was cor
rect.
Herman L. Chase will be appointed
Receiver for the Spokane National Bank
at Spokane Falls, Wash.
In the House to-day Representative
Wilson, of Washington, read a memorial
from the Chamber of Commerce of Spo
kane Falls, favoring the free coinage of
silver.
Senator Hearst was reported as very
comfortable at 11 p. m.
California pensions: Benjamin C.
White, Los Angeles; Carlos Whitmore,
Stockton; Richard B. Mason, National
Military Home; Annie, widow of Augus
tus Tession, San Francisco; Milton L
Young, Waterville: John Hopkins.
WHOLE KO. 15,378.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
The McKiniey Bill Has No Dam
aging Effect on Italy.
AMERICAN PORK TO BE ADMITTED
INTO GERMANY.

Sir Charles Tupper Will Visit "Wash
ington to Open "Negotiations for a
Commercial Treaty With Canada—
Xilttle Faith Placed in the Rumored
Retirement of Gladstone From tho
Leadership of tho liberals.
Special to the Kecord-Union.
Rome, Jan. 28.—.Signor Grimaldi pie*
sented tho annual financial statement to
tho Chamber of Deputies to-day. It
shows a deficit for 1891 of six million
franc. A deficit of 40,000,000 francs yearly
is expected for tho next throo years.
Increased duties are proposed on oil
seeds and mineral oils, as well as
various economics, chieliy in the military
and public works budgets.
The McKiniey law, he stated, ban had
no damaging effects upon Italy. A com
mercial understanding with France is
hoped for.
RECIPROCITY WITH CAXADA.
Sip Charles Tupper Going to Washing
ton to Open Negotiations.
Ottawa (Ont.), Jan. 28.—Sir Charles
Tupper has been summoned to Ottawa
from London to take charge of the nego
tiations for a reciprocal commercial treaty
at Washington.
Sir Charles, who sails from Liverpool
for New York to-morrow, will bear dis
patches from Lord Salisbury regarding
the re-opening of the question of reci
procity, which he will submit to Secretary
Biuinc.
In view of the approaching elections
and the fact that tho main issue of tiio
campaign will be the question of closer
commercial relations with tho United
States, it is imperative that Sir John Mac
donald should have some definite propo
sal to go to the country with, and Sir
Charles is called upon to see what ho
can do at Washington regarding the mat
ter.
In the Commons.
London, Jan. 2S.—ln the Commons
yesterday Sir William Guyer Hunter
moved that the resolution of th
House in June, ISBO, forbidding Charles
Bradlaugh to take oath or affirm, be ex
punged from the records as subversive.of
the rights of electors. Gladstone sup
ported the motion, but suggested omit
ting the words, "subversive of the rights
of electors." The motion as amended
was passed.
The News declares that Smith's accept
ance of the Bradlaugh motion in the Com
mons last night was due to the discovery
that the refusal would result in the de
leat of the Government.
Sardou's '•Tliormidor."
Paris, Jan. 28.—It is reported to-day
that the members of the company
of the Theater Francaise have in
body tendered their resignation. This
action, it is said, is in consequence of tho
withdrawal of Sardou's play, "Thermi
dor," following the Socialistic riots. It is
also said that should the determination to
suppress the play prove final, Coquelin
will leave France for a long tour of other
countries.
American Pork to bo Admitted.
Berlin, Jan. 28.—1t was reported in
the lobby of the Reichstag to-day that the
Government is about to rescind the law
prohibiting the importation of American
bacon and ham, at the same time direct
ing that such imports be subjected to a
special inspection at all of the ports of
entry..
A Vagruo Rumor.
London, Jan. 28.—The News ignores
the Chester CouranVs statement about
Gladstone resigning the Liberal leader
ship.
Sugar BUI Rejected.
BKBZJK, Jan. 28.—The Reichstag com
mittee rejected the sugar taxation bill in
its entirety on second reading.
Some Familiar Social Nuisances.
"While Life is showing up its list of
'Social Nuisances,' there's one I hope it
will not forget," remarked Miss Blank to
her brother.
"Which one is that?" asked ho rather
indifferently,
"It's the woman who always has a re
cent purchase to show you which she de
scribes as 'something entirely new,' just
as if she had sonic commercial monopoly.
You are in the position of having to
abandon all hope of having anything
like it, or else declare yourself a shame
less imitator at once."
"I know a nuisance which beats two of
that for obnoxiousness," remarked Mr.
Blank, after a mcMiieut's pause.
"Who is it?"
"It's the girl who assumes that, becauso
you have taken her into dinner and can
not get away from her for three hours,
she is necessarily upon confidential terms
with you. She tries to force you into
abusing your best friend, who sits oppo
site and hears just enough of what she
says to think you are abetting her. Gen
eral conversation has no charms for her.
She insists upon giving you the freedom
of her entire mental economy, and is
obviously displeased if you seem unap
preciative of the compliment. Start her
on a good objective theme of universal
interest, like baseball, for instance, and
she hasn't a word to say about it."
"That reminds me of something I heard
about yesterday," said Miss Blank. "It
was a Progressive Conversation party,
.and it works like this: Thechairs are tied
into pairs, each pair being devoted to a
special topic of discussion. The guests
who occupy them talk of the prescribed
subject until, on a given signal, every
lady moves one seat forward, while her
companion moves one seat back. Judges
walk up and down and decide who talks
the best upon the greatest variety of
topics. Think of the possible injustices,
since one would always, according to the
depravity of coincidences, have to discuss
the topic least suited to the companion of
the moment. Suppose, for instance, you
found yourself beside Clara S., to whom
you have been twice betrothed, and had
to turn felicitous sentences on the subject
of 'The Supreme Virtue of Constancy.'
Wouldn't it be awkward V—Kale Field't
Washington Letter.
Proper Precaution.
"Never throw stones at a carter when
you are alone," said a small Canadian
boy to the painter of his portrait, who he
had taken into his confidence. "You
must always have another boy with you
when you throw stones at a carter."
"Why?" "Because when the carter gets
down to run after you, then the other
boy can throw stones at the horse and
start him up, and the carter will be
obliged to leave you alone and go to take
care of his horse. Always have another
boy with you when you throw stones at
a carter."— Boston Transcript.
Bbschak's Pills euro sick headache.

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