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VOLUME LXXX.--STO. 146.
THE SILVER PROBLEM.
Senator Stewart Worried as to
His Party's Fate.
W MUST ADVOCATE SILVER OR
Tree Coinage Democrats Very Much
Disturbed at the Action of Three of
Their Members on the Coinage
Committee—Bland Insists on Apply
ing tho Party Lash Unless They
Change Their Views.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, Feb. B.—Senator Stew
art is evidently not in a very amiable
frame of mind toward his party. lie
said to-night: "After a very thorough
canvass of the Republicans in the Senate
■who are silver men, I feel authorized in
stating that they are perfectly satisfied
with the situation, so far as silver is con
cerned. The only anxiety which they
eeem to feel is for the Republican party.
The fact that this is the last opportunity
that the party will have to deal with the
silver question renders tboir action of
great political importance. If they array
themselves against silver, and continue
to fight the battle of contraction for the
bondholders and gold men, they must go
out of power in IB8&. The gold lobby,
however, regard the defeat of the Repub
lican party of little consequence, and
boldly proclaim that whatever party is in
power, they always have and always will
control the two oflicers who administer
the finance, namely, the President aud
Secretary of the Treasury."
THE DEMOCRATS MUCH DISTURBED.
Washington, Feb. 8. —The Democrats
are very much disturbed over the feet
that three out of live of their party on the
Committee on Coinage, Weights and
Measures are against the silver bill.
Uland and Williams are the only Demo
crats on the committee who favor the
bill, and they are doing all in their power
to get the party to take some action to
force Viiux, Tracy aud Wilcox to act
The Democratic caucus last night,
■which was attended by only six mem
bers, was to consider this matter, at the
solicitation of Bland and Williams. The
attendance and interest shown did not
-meet the expectation of Bland, and he in
sists on applying the party lash more
vigorously, and holding another caucus
early in the week, lie thinks that he
will be able to force Vaux and Wilcox
THE McKINLEY BILL.
An Effort to be Made to Modify Its
Washington, Feb. B.—Cecil Brown, a
member of the Honolulu Legislature and
a prominent lawyer, arrived to-night,
and while he is quite reticent about mak
ing known his business here, it is learned
from an acceptable authority that the ob
ject of his visit is to urge upon Congress
, the importance of correcting the McKin
ley bill in order to make it conform to
the Hawaiian treaty. lie talks very
freely on that question, and while he
does'not say he will seek a hearing before
the Ways and Means Committee of the
House on the subject, it is understood
that he will do so.
To a California Associated Press repre
sentative McKinley said that he con
sidered it his duty to give the matter his
personal attention, and he would do so.
Ile was watching for a favorable oppor
tunity to call up the bill. This was not a
question of high or low tariff, or free
trade, according to his judgment, but
simply a question of honor, in which the
I'nited States is deeply interested.
He said there would be no trouble
■whatever in passing the bill in the House,
and, quoting his language, "You can just
tell your California people that they need
have no fears about the matter, it will
certainly be corrected."
The California members are watching
the matter closely, and they refer to it as
one of the matters that must be disposed
of at this session, and regard it as of un
usual interest to California.
In the Senate Sherman has recently
made two attempts to call up the matter,
and at one time Carlisle said he wanted a
little time to secure some data relating to
the question, and a second time Carlisle
was absent and consideration went over
by Senatorial courtesies. It is under
stood that he intends to oppose making
any correction to conform to the treaty
stipulations, and in this will be backed
by his party. He will take the position
that the tariff law should not favor one
country more than another, and he sees
in this another opportunity to make a
grand nourish of trumpet, in accordance
with the old-time Democratic doctrine.
It is not thought that the Democrats in
the Senate will take enough interest in
the decision to filibuster and prevent a
vote being reached. The bill, however,
is conceded to be at their mercy in the ab
sence of a cloture rule to shut them off.
Rapid Progress Made by Both Honses
the Past Week.
Washington, Feb. 8. — The two
branches of Congress made rapid progress
during the last week in the transaction of
public business, but it is the general dis
position to do even more work daily
In the Senate this week the naval ap
propriation bill will probably be called
up to-morrow, after final action Is reached
on the eight-hour bill, and the District of
Columbia and diplomatic and consular
appropriation bills will be reported from
the committee during the week. The
other measures that will probably inter
vene are the copyright bill, Indian depre
dations bill and the Nicaragua Canal bill.
It is within the bounds of possibility that
an elFort will be made to attach the free
silver coinage rider to one of the ap
propriation uills, in which case some
delay may result.
The appropriation bills will probably
continue to absorb nearly all the time of
the House for some days to come, and
the prospect for any general legislation
during this week is iiot bright.
The silver bill and the report of the
Ravin investigation committee are sub
jects which may be precipitated upon the
1 louse during the week, but in what form
it is impossible to predict.
Returns From California In Many
Washington, Feb. S.—The Population
Bureau of the Census Department is hav
ing trouble in all the Pacific Coast States,
and especially in California, owing to the
defective returns made by the enumer
ators. In many instances the returns
fail to give the townships, and in some
cases the population of the small towns is
not segregated from the rural population
in the same townships, outside of the
town corporation limits.
One of the Division Chiefs said to-day
that in some localities it would be impos
sible to make out correct returns. It is
paid that the bureau has under considers-
tion the question of having a recount in
certain rural districts.
The Measurements at Xew Tork Pro
Washington, Feb. S.—O. M. Tittman,
of the Board of Weights and Measures
branch of the Coast and Geodetic Survey,
has made a report on the investigations
into the accuracy of the standards used
by the Customs Appraisers of Philadel
phia, Boston and New York. In the
polarizcope tests of sugar he finds that
the New York measurements which have
been complained of as tax too low. arc as
near, if not nearer to the true .standard
than those made at Boston or Philadel
phia. At both the latter the office valua
tions are apparently decidedly more
erratic and variable than those arrived at
in New York.
Mall Service In California.
Washington, Feb. B.—Senator Stan
ford is giving some attention to the im
provement of the mail service in tho
northern part of California. In company
with Captain T-angdon of Orovillo he per
sonally visited the Postmaster-General
yesterday and urged that the large num
ber of petitions which have been on tile
for months be acted upon im mediately.
Assay Commissioner Leneh.
Washington, Feb. B.— Frank A.
Leach of Oakland arrived to-day and will
leave to-morrow for Philadelphia to at
tend the annual meeting of the Assay
Commission, which convenes on the 11th
instant and will remain in session three
! or four days.
Kesult of a Lover's Quarrel.
Chicago, Feb. 8.—A barber named
Jesse Osborn, while intoxicated to-night,
shot and dangerously wounded Miss
Blanche Clement. He then shot himself,
probably fatally. The couple have been
engaged, but quarreled.
Tragedy at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Feb. B.—Adolph Trauer
beck to-night shot and mortally wounded
his wife and then suicided.
CONSUL-GENERAL XEW IS SUM
MONED TO WASHINGTON.
It is Thought to Mean That Ho Will
be Tendered tho Vacant Sec
Specie! to the Recohd-Uniox.
Ksw York, Feb. B.—A gentleman of
more than local prominence, who has
long been identified with public affairs,
and who is reputed to be thoroughly
informed regarding the inside workings
of the present Administration, and who
has just returned from a visit to Wash
ington, said to-lay:
"Thursday afternoon, last, President
Harrison cabled General John C.
Xew, Consul-General at London, to
come to Washington at once.
It will be remembered that when
Harrison was making ' up his
Cabinet New was anxious to be appointed
Secretary of the Treasury, but his friends
urged upon him that lie could not then
afford to sacrifice the Consul-Generalship
for Secretary of the Treasury. The Con
sul-Generalship would certainly yield
him £-25,000 annually, and besides would
give many legitimate opportunities for
increasing that sum.
''Unless Xew decides that the hand
some income from the Consul-General
ship, with its freedom from care, is better
than the Secretaryship, -with its perplex
ities (leaving out the impulses oi ambi
tion), he will probably lie the next Secre
tary of the Treasnry. This is tho settled
opinion of those who are l)est informed
as to the President's purpose.
"it is known that New has studied the
whole British question thoroughly from
an international standpoint. As he is a
man of great discretion and caution, be
sides thoroughly an American, his views
are of the greatest importance. President
Harrison folly realizes this, and knows
that he will want at his command the
best, fullest and motrf accurate sources of
information. This tact alone makes New
the strongest possible candidate for the
Secretaryship of the Treasury."
FOIL PLAY SUSPECTED.
Mysterious Disappearance of a Restau
San Francisco, Feb. B.—On Wednes
day, January 29th, Charles Prentiss, em
ployed at a new restaurant being fitted
up at 733 Market street, received a note
from its proprietor, L. 0. Riggs, that he
had been called to Sacramento to attend
the funeral of his wife's sister. Since that
time no word has been heard from Kiggs,
and letters and telegrams sent have re
mained unanswered, aud all eliorts to lo
cate him have failed.
When he left here he had a large
amount of money in his possesion. lie
spent some (W.oOO in ritting up the new
building on Market street for his new
business. His friends fear he has met
with foul play, while others acribe his
disappearance to other causes.
Mr. Stanley's Morher-ln-Law.
Speaking of Mr. Stanley's courtship,
Mrs. Tennant said: "Henry wooed a
long time before he won. I did not give
my consent at once. When he came to
mo and pleaded for Dolly's hand 1 s;iid:
" 'No, Henry; Dolly is all that I have
left and I cannot, shall not, pact with her.
The mother-in-law in England plays a
lonely part. She is not welcome to her
daughter's household; her visits must be
few and brief, They have taken my
other daughter away—l cannot part witli
'•Henry pleaded long and eloquently;
at times he would almost weep. The
tears would till his eyes and he would
choke with emotion.
"One day he said: 'I am all alone in
the world; I have neither father nor
mother, brother nor sister; I am perish
ing of loneliness. I know nothing of and
care less for the customs of the country.
I want your daughter to be my wife;
give her to me, and do you at tlie same
time become my mother, father, brother,
sister and all!'
"'Henry,' says I, 'do you mean it?'
" 'I do,' be answered, firmly, and I saw
determination flashing from the same
eyes before which the ferocious barbar
ians of Ujiji had quailed and under
which the hostile hordes of inhospitable
Njandja had melted away like the mists
of tho morning.
" 'She is yours!' I cried, and then I
added,'and so am I!' Now, that," con
tinued the proud mother-in-law, "is, in
brief, the story of his wooing. lam his
as inseparably and indissolubly as Dolly
is. I shall never leave him. I regard
him as one of the noblest and most lov
able men on earth and I have no other
ambition than to aid him with the benefit
of mv counsel and experience; knowing
this, he is over the paragon of affection
and gentleness, and I am certain that no
woman—at least, no Knglish woman—
ever had a more tractable or more obedi
ent sou."— Eugene Field in CJticago Nam*.
First Tramp—"What would yer do, ef
yer had a million?" Second Tramp—
"Choost vat I vas doing now—noddings
at all,"— Texas B(f(uig<t.
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MOKNTBTGr, FEBRUARY 9, 1891.
INCENDIARIES AT WORK.
Several Attempts Made to Burn
Sioux City, lowa.
FOUR BUILDINGS ARE FIRED IN ONE
A Sea Captain Claims to Have Been
Imprisoned In a Ccal Mine for
Three Years for Capturing Walrus
In Russian Territory — Tho Aator
House Suicide Identified.
Special to the Recoud-Usion.
Sioux City (Iowa), Feb. B.—An alarm
of tire was turned in from the Hunt
school building at 7:30 p. m. A high wind
was prevailing, and the entire Fire De
While the companies were working on
this lire, another alarm was turned in j
from a four-story brick occupied by
Toleston & Stetson, wholesale grocers.
The firm is one of the largest in lowa,
doing a heavy business in Nebraska,
South Dakota and lowa. The building,
together with its contents, was entirely
destroyed. The total loss is §200,000; in
While the lire was raging in the grocery
house Lyons' gun store, less than two
blocks away, was discovered to be on
tire. The badly crippled Fire Depart
ment sent one of the hose teams to work
on the building, but it being a two-story
wooden structure, was soon burned,
together with its contents.
The upper floor was occupied by two
patties, and it is reported that two chil
dren have bcou burned to death, but this
is not verified.
The excitement was something seldom
known here. Those who were able to be
out, and numbered by thousands, gave
the firemen valuable assistance.
The tires wore clearly the work of in
cendiaries, done, it is supposed, for the
purpose of robbery, It is now thought
by many that it is the same gang that
tried to burn the little town of Corring
ton, just across the river, three weeks
An attempt was made at 11:30 A. M. to
start anrtther tire in a second-hand store
in Pearl street, but the blaze was discov
ered in time to prevent much damage.
A Sea Cnptaln Imprisoned in a Coal
Mine Tor Three Years.
Boston, Feb. B.—The Herald to-mor
row will publish the story of Captain
Morris relating to his experience as a
prisoner for three years in a Siberian coal
Captain Morris says he was Captain of
the schooner Helena, which sailed from
Yokohama April 11, 18K5, on a cruise for
walrus. They captured walrus in Rus
sian territory, and the schooner was cap
tured by a Russian gunboat.
The schooner and crew were taken to
Vladivostoek, where they were tried and
convicted of violating the seal and tishing
laws. They were condemned to impris
onment in a coal mine for three years.
They were obliged to send up ten tons
of coal per day for tho tirst year and six
tons per day for the other years. If the
stated amount of coal did not come up no
rations would be given them.
Captain Morris was fastened to a Pole,
tho chain between them being eight feet
long. After being fastened the Captain
saw no one but the Pole until liberated,
not being allowed to leave the mine dur
ing the entire three years, sleeping on the
floor of the mine and subsisting on rice
At the end of three months his com
panion died, but no one came to release
him from the body. At tho end of fif
teen days the Captain cut the Polo's body
in two with a shovel and got it upon a
load of coal.
When Morris came out lie found that
F. C *'rocker, of Searsport, Maine, one of
his crew, had just been released. To
gether they walked ISO miles to Vladivos
tock, the Russians refusing them trans
portation. They were coal-begrimed,
ragged and sore from the bites ot vermin.
An American vessel took them to
Nagasaki, where the United States
Consul provided them with clothing, and
they took their first hot bath in three
Tho Consul furnished them with trans- !
portatkm to Yokohama, from whence i
they went to San Francisco. Morris
finally reaching Boston, his native place, j
last November. Last Friday he left the I
house of his friends to come to this city,
and since that time he has been missing.
ITS MISSION EXPOSED.
Discovery of Another "Molly Majiuire"
Society In Pennsylvania.
Shenandoah (Pa.), Feb. B.—William
and George B. Batsairage.^latt. Molduzes
and John Lalurinkus, four Polanders,
have been committed to the County Jail,
in default of $2,500 bail each, for murder
ously clubbing and stabbing live of their
fellow-countryman who were instru
mental in having a friend of one of the
accused sent to jail for assault and high
T*he men named are the ringleaders of
a society which has for its main object
the avenging of wrongs done its mem
bers, and the payment of all expenses of
members who get into trouble before the
The discovery of the society's existence
is of great Importance. Of late it has
been almost impossible for the common
wealth to convict Poles of crimes, on ac
count of testimony put up in favor of the
accused. This kind of testimony is now
believed to have been supplied'bv pro
fessional witnesses, members of the so
CATIIOLICS IX WIS XSIX.
Rivalry Existing: Between the English
Speaking and German Priests.
Milwaukee, Feb. B.—The organization
here of an American Catholic Clerical
Union, composed of English speaking
priests of the Milwaukee province, is
interpreted as the first step in what may
be a bitter contest against German
supremacy. For years the Arch
bishop and three Bishops of the
province have been German, and
the German priests outnumber the
,Englisl!-speaking priests three to one,
although numerically the English-speak
ing laiety is fully as strong as the Ger
The recent appointment of Bishop
Katzer as Archbishop was a great disap
pointment to the English clergy, who have
now formed an organization with a view
to securing proper recognition, and they
will appeal direct to Rome for the
appointment of an American to succeed
A Test Ordered or Latham's New In
Chicago, Feb. B.—The United States
Government has ordered a test at Fort
Sheridan of a new gun, nine and a half j
feet long, said to be capable of throwing j
dynamite or other high explosive shells 1
a distance of five miles thousands of times
in succession without becoming over
heated. The inventor is Louis Gallium of
The chief feature is the use of liquified
carbonic acid gas delivered automatically
along tho entire length of the bore at the
instant of the discharge, not only as an
absorbent of the heat generated, but as a
"cooler" alter the charge has left the gun.
By another device pneumatic pressure is
'produced with powder.
Shonld the invention prove a success,
Oatham expects that the existing sys
tems of coast defense will be revolution
Chicaoo, Feb. 8.—Manager Floto ar
rived in this city to-d:iy, and when asked
what he was going to do about Hall's
challenge to Fitzsiminons, said he had
not made up hi.s mind yet. Fitzaimmons
did not stay in the city, but went to
Heloit, Wisconsin. Barney Allen, how
ever, who represents Hall, is determined
to force Fitzsimfaons into a tight with
his man, if possible, and says Fitzsiin
mons' manager will have all he can do to
3ta ye off that event.
Prominent Railroad Ofllelal Dead.
Prnsm-KG. Feb. «.—J. N. McCnllough,
First Vice-President of the Pennsylvania
lines west of Ptttsbnrg, and s central
iigure in the railroad niaiuigeineut for
thirty years, died at his residence in
Allcghauy City this morning of }, renoral
debility. His estate is said to be worth
The Asior llouso Snlcldp.
Nkw Vhkk, Feb. tf.—The Astor House
suicido, w!io was identified as Fred
Evans, at San I-'iv.neis.-o. and by P. H.
NuninL-r as a member of the Edgar fam
ily, has n-nv been recognised by K. 15.
Atman, of Alabama, as Fred Evans, tho
former manager of a plantation near
I'arcwell Dinner to Corbott.
Xk-.v Yop.k, Feb. B.—Jim Corbett left
for tho West, this afternoon, and after fill
ing engagements in the Northwest will
go tho Pacific Coast to train fcr his light
with Jackson for aijlu.OU) purse in May.
He was given a farewell reception and
dinner by me of the athletic associations
of this city.
ORGANIZED LABOR IUSSA.TISFIED
WITH THE miIKCTOUY.
A Claim Made That Implied Agree
ments lluvo Been
Special to the Recomj-Union.
Chicago, Feb. B.—Organized labor of
Chicago hotly asserted itself to.day re
garding the World's Fair. It was at a
regular meeting of the Trade and I^abor
Assembly, a body said to represent 47,000
workingmen, and one of whoso members
was given a seat in the World's Fair Di
rectory in recognition of $300,000 sub
scribed by workingmen to the guarantee
fund of the fair.
Intense interest is manifested in tho
subject, as there had been much discus
sion beforehand in the meelings ot indi
vidual unions. The excitement began
when James O'Connell, President of the
Assembly, offered resolutions that when
it was first proposed to hold the- World's
Columbian Exposition in Chicago organ
ized labor was appealed to by the pro
moters of that institution to assist them
in securing tho needed legislation in favor
of Chicago; that the members of the vari
ous trades unions and labor organizations
of Chicago subscribed liberally to the
stock; that the implied inducements held
out by the promoters to the working peo
ple of Chicago was thut in nil work done
on the buildings union labor should be
recognized, and have preference over
scab labor, and that tho present World's
Fair Directory indicate a refusal to recog
nize union labor, but threaten to employ
indiscriminately non-union tabor, there
by Hooding the labor market of Chicago,
with the ultimate design of destroying
the trades unions; therefore be ii
Jlc.sulvijJ, That we, as union mon. pro
test against this treacherous action of the
World's Fair Directors, and unioss im
mediate action is taken by that body to
redeem their implied pledges given in
regard to union labor, we shall deem it
our duty to oppose in every way any
further legislation, either municipal,
State or National, in favor of said exposi
tion: and we hereby recommend all
workingmen who subscribed for stock to
decline to pay any further assessments
until proper assurances aregivun that the
implied pledges will be kept. And be it
Resolved, That unless satisfactory as
surances nro given by the directors that
their indicated action will \k\ changed, we
shall deem it our duty to ask the co
operation of organized labor throughout
the country to assist us in making our
In an instant a dozen men were on the
floor, and peppery speeches containing
some pointed personal-ties followed.
O'Connell said: "We will make the Di
rectory put a regiment of soldies around
the ground if they employ scab labor.
The day has passed when organized labor
can be ignored in the great public enter
prises of this kind."
The resolutions were carried without
A committee was appointed to work in
conjunction with thecommittees appoint
ed by the Central Labor Union and Car
penters' Council, and these committees, it
is understood, will wait on the Mayor and
ask him to issue a manifesto showing the
number and condition of the laboring
men of Chicago. They will also go before
the World's Fair Directory with the above
resolutions, and ask further that eight
hours constitute a day's work in the con
struction of the World's Fair.
A Thrllllner Composition.
I was in one of Brunswick's schools
yesterday, where I picked up the follow
ing thrilling composition, written by a
12-year-old girl, which is one of the best
pieces of Knglish as she is "spelt" that I
have yet seen: "A right suite little buoy,
the sun of a great kernal, with a rough
around his neck, Hue up the rode as quick
as a dear. After a thyme he stopped at a
gun house and wrung the belle. His tow
hurt him and he kneeded wrest. He was
two tired to raze his fare, pale face. A
feint mown of pane rose from his lips.
The made who herd the belle was about
to pair a pare, but she through it down
and ran with all her mite, tor foar her
guessed would not weight. But when
she saw the little won, tiers stood in her
ayes at the site. 'Ewe poor dear! Why
•Jew you lye hear! Are yew dying?*'
'Know,' he said. 'I am feint.' She boar
hun inn her arms, as she aught, to a room
where he might be quiet, gave him bred
and meet, held a cent-bottle under his
knows, untied his cholar, rapped him up
warmly, gave him a suite drachm from
a voil, tillat last he went fourth as hail as
a young hoarse."— Brunswick Times.
It is frequently stated that Merino sheep
arc light leeders compared with the mut
ton breeds. An experiment was made last
winter at the Michigan Agricultural Col
lege Farm, where five Merino sheep,
weighing 435 pounds, were fed in one lot,
and five Southdown sheep, weighing 680
pounds, in another lot, The effort was
made to feed just what they would eat
clean. Although the lot of Southdowns
were 245 pounds heavier in the aggregate,
yet they did not consume more Bay than
ITALY'S CABINET FORMED.
Marquis di Rudini Succeeds Prime
THE NEW MINISTRY WILL PURSUE A
Secret Alliance Signed Between Guate
mala and Honduras Against San
Salvador—Latest News Concerning
the devolution in Chile — Elevon
Men Browned b- i..u> at-,.king oJ
Rome, Feb. B.—The following Cabinet
will be officially announced to-morrow,
with the probablo addition of Villard as
Minister of Education; Marquis di Ru
dini, Premier, Minister of Foreign Af
fairs ad interim and Minister of Marine;
Signor Colombo, Minister of Finance;
Nocotera, Minister of tho Interior; Lu
zatti, Minister of the Treasury; Pelloux,
Minister of War; Branca, Minister of
Public Works ad interim and Minister of
Posts and Telegraphs; Ferrais.Minister of
THE NEW PRIME MINISTER INTER
Berlin, Feb. B.—A Rome correspond- I
ent of the Bertimer 2'agcblatt had an in
terview with Marquis di Rudini, the new
Italian Prime Minister. In tho course of
conversation the Marquis declared him
self thoroughly liberal, and expressed
confidence that he would receive ih ) sup
port of the whole Chamber. He said that
while he was no friend of clericalism, ho
considered the systematic persecution of
the Church would be both useless and
objectionable. He predicted the abolition
of the system of voting known as scrutin
de liste. A dissolution of Parliament, he
said, was not contemplated by the new
Toueliing upon foreign affairs, the
Premier described himself as a warm
friend of the Dreibund. In regard to the
domestic policy of the Ministry!).' *aid
that retrenchments were project, d in
every department of the Government.
IT WILL BE SHORT-LIVKD.
Rome, Feb. B.—Tho leading Italian
newspapers do not look with favor upon
the new ministry, and they all express
the opinion that it will bo short-lived.
Of the ministers. Nicotera and Branca are
members of the Left, Pelloux is neutral,
and the others belong to the party of the
Right. With Signor SaracCO, not in the
Cabinet, Catholic support of the new min
istry is very uncertain.
Latest' Intelligence From, the Seat of
Lima (Peru), Jan. B.—The mail steamer
Arequipa brings the following news up
to January 27th from Valparaiso:
The steamer Imperial, which was
taking on board 2,000 men for Iquique,
was attacked at night by the revolu
tionist torpedo boat Blanco, but the tor
pedo boat was repulsed after several
hours' fighting, and the Imperial man
aged to leave Valparaiso. She landed the
troops she had aboard at Patillo, near
The Government has issued a decree
promising those of its troops not taking
part with the revolutionists 25 per cent,
additional pay. Another Government
decree provides that the families of loyal
soldiers killed or wounded shall receive
pensions equal to full pay.
Taltal and Chaneral are the only ports
taken by the revolutionists. The Cham
pion was the only foreign man-of-war at
Valparaiso, while the Acorn was at Co
quimDo and the Pheasant at Iquique.
The cruisers Almirante Lynch and
Almirante Condell are not in possession
of the revolutionists, these two new ves
sels having been detained by the Chilean
Government at Montevideo.
Joaquin Godoy, late Chilean Minister
to Peru, has left Santiago, via Cordil
lcros, on a special mission. It is believed
I to be in connection with the now ships
j being built.
At Santiago the army is rapidly in
creasing. Twenty-five hundred persons
left on the Chilean, steamer Romulus,
which was chartered by the Government.
A train lilled with prisoners was
stopped by.XX) "primativas" workmen,
who liberated the prisoners and took the
train to Iquique, having first killed the
The ports of Coquimbo and Pisagua
have been retaken by the Government
In Pisagua a band of workmen who ap
plied to the Government for bread had
their application refused by the Governor,
and were fired on, many of them being
Port Valparaiso is still blockaded, but
steamers manage to get in and out after
being overhauled by the blockaders. Any
boat moving away after 5 p. m. is fired on
from the shore.
A great many notablo people in San
tiago have expressed a desiro to sell
or mortgage their property, but the Gov
ernment has protested against such
transactions, and it is feared that con
fiscation will follow. People of the bet
ter classes are siding with the revolution
Jovino Novoa, Minister of Peru during
the Chilean occupation, is a prisoner. He
is seriously ill.
The National League Circulars Dis
tasteful to the Catholic Clergy.
Dublin, Feb. B.—A pastoral letter from
the Catholic Primate was read in the
Catholic Churches throughout Ireland to
day condemning Parnell's conduct and
warning those engaged in the Boulogne
negotiations to take care that the compro
mise reached be definite, as the country
will have the last word to say on their
NATIONAL LEAOUE CIRCULARS.
Dublin, Feb. B.—Several Irish bishops,
following the example set by Arch
bishop Walsh, have written letters to the
clergy of tho dioceses in opposition to
Harrington's appeal to members of the
National League to reorganize, in view of
the general elections. Archbishop Walsh
advised the clerical members of tho league
U> combat such Parnellite packing by re
fusing to join in the trickery.
In reply to Archbishop Walsh, Har
rington says the Archbishop misjudges
the objects of the League's circular, which
is similar to those issued annually by the
League. Harrington says he informed
Dillon and O'Brien, before issuing the
circular, that, in consequence of the col
lapse of the American tour, he had de
termined to ask the League branches to
help the evicted tenants. Harrington ad
vises the Archbishop not to commit the
priests too hastily to a policy which will
lead to two hostile camps in every par
Guatemala and Honduras Allied
Against San Salvador.
City Mexico, Feb. B.—lt is reported
i here that a secret alliance has been signed
j between Guatemala and Honduras
j against San Salvador.
| A Guatemalan, dispatch says that Gen-
eral Cayetano Sanchez died to-day at
Fattenaugo from shot wounds inflicted
by soldiers. General Sanchez was
arrested several days ago for insubordi
nation. Yesterday he attempted to escape,
tiring at the guards. The soldiers re
turned the fire, fatally wounding him. The
Government has ordered a Court of
Inquiry into the case.
Guatemala is preparing for war, and is
bringing the army up to the standard
required by law.
Royalist Meeting In France.
Paris, Feb. B.—At a meeting of 3,000
Royalists in Kimes to-day Comte de
Haussonville denounced tho Lavegerie
doctrine of adhesion to the Republic. He
said he recognized Cardinal Lavegerie's
authority in matters of religion, but not
in those of politics. The speaker's senti
ments were loudly applauded by the
A Lesson to Salisbury.
London, Feb. B.—The Chronicle this
morning says: "Mail advices show that
v o have lately come dangerously near to
t -felting the allegiance of Kewfound
.d. We hope that Salisbury has prof
-ed from the lesson of such disregard of
the colonial wishes."
London, Feb. B.—The steamer Chis
wick, bound from Cardiff to St. Nazaire
with a cargo of coal, struck a sand-bank
off Scilly Island on Thursday and sank.
The Captain and ten seamen were
The Emperor's Chief of Staff.
Berlin, February 8. —General Yon-
Schleeffen has been appointed by the
Emperor as Chief of Staff of the imperial
army, to succeed Count Yon Waldersec.
Ottawa (Ont), Feb. B.— The sawmills
and a million feet of lumber owned In
clines McLaren, at New Edinburgh, was
burned to-day. Loss, £125,000.
Death of a Millionaire Oil Producer.
Washington (Pa.), Feb. B.—John Mc-
Keown, a millionaire oil producer, died
at his home this morning, aged 53. Ho
had been troubled for months with a
difficulty in breathing, attributed to
asthma. His wealth is estimated at
A BLIZZARD RAGING IN SOUTH
The Steamship Polaria Encounters a
Terrible Gale on the
Sjm clal to the Record-Union.
St. Pacl, Feb. B.—At noon to-day s%nv
bogan falling in this city, and there has
been a promise of a blizzard during tho
afternoon. The storm was pretty general
iv tho Northwest, although North Da
kota seems to have escaped to a consider
able extent. In South Dakota the storm
that was raging at Rapid City lias ex
tended over the entire State. Aberdeen,
Huron, Pierre and other points report a
very severe blizzard.
A I'kmcer Prat correspondent at Pierre
says: The worst blizzard since 1888 has
been raging here since last night, with
little prospect of cessation. The ther
mometer went as low as 20° below zero
this morning, and it has been freezing all
day. It is doubtful if trains will be able
to get through.
A Huron correspondent says a snow
storm to-night developed into a gigantic
blizzard, almost equal in fury to that of
January, INSS, the wind blowing at a
velocity of from thirty-live to forty miles
At 7 o'clock to-night the thermometer
was 10° below zero at St. Vincent, Minn.,
12^ below at Minnedosa, 8° below at Fort
Buford and 4° at Moorehead, Minn. The
blizzard did not appear in North Dakota
to-night, but is con lined to South Dakota,
Nebraska, lowa, Minnesota and Wis
consin, being severest in South Dakota.
SNOW-STORM IN NEBRASKA.
Omaha, Feb. B.—There was a heavy
snow-storm here to-day, nearly bloekaa
ing street-ear traliie. Reports from all
portions of ihe State show that the storm
was very severe. In the northwestern
part a blizzard has been raging for twelve
hours, and the people dare not venture
away from their houses. In the southern
part the snow has drifted from four to ten
THE TRERMOMETER AT ZERO.
Lincoln (Neb.), Feb. B.—At midnight
the thermometer ranged around zero and
a strong wind was blowing. The snow
fall at this place i» very light. Hastings
and Nelson, to the west, report heavy
snows and a blizzard raging, and all
through trains from tho west are de
Denver, Feb. B.—The weather through
out Colorado and New Mexico turned
very cold last night, and by this morning
the mercury dropped from 8° to 12°, and
to-day has been pronounced the coldest
of the season. Snow fell in many places.
Dispatches from Albuquerque N. M., re
port great distress among the stock, and
especially sheep, which are freezing to
ALBANY IN DARKNESS.
Albany, Feb. B.—The effects of the
storm in this city can be summed up
briefly by saying that the present condi
tions here are, on a smaller scale, exactly
what they were in New York City two
weeks ago. The city is in darkness, it
being unsafe to connect the electric light
wires, and no electric cars were running
for the same reason. The fire-alarm, tele
graph and telephone wires are all down.
At Auburn the wires are all down and
the city is in darkness. A large number
of shade and fruit trees were blown down
Great damage was done to the large
orchards of this vicinity. In Mohawk
Valley over a foot of saow has fallen since
6 o'clock last night. Other places report
considerable damage done by the storm,
and trains are somewhat delayed.
AN OCEAN STEAMSHIP DISABLED.
New York, Feb. B.—The steamship
Polaria, regarding whose safety much
anxiety was felt, reached port to-night,
five' days overdue. Her foremast was
gone, the engines out of order, and she
presented a battered appearance gener
Captain George Busch said:
"The 27th of January was particularly
a stormy day. In the afternoon a gigan
tic wave struck 113, and tons of water
came rolling on the deck. Above the div
of surging waters, a sharp crash was
heard and tho big foremast was seen
hanging level with tho main-deck over
the starboaid side. The forward bul
warks had been carried away, and could
be seen dancing off the wave crests. The
stairs leading from the quarter-deck to
the main-deck was gone, and the sheet
iron end of the cabin compartment bnrst
in. Portions of the bridge are missing,
and the iron guard-rail is broken. A small
boat has been carried otl". It was a nar
row escape from an ocean grave. No one,
fortunately, was seriously injured"
Polite Beat—"Can'V you accommodato
me with $3?" Banker—"Man alive! You
make me nervous. Why do you always
j ask for $3, instead of asking for $1 or $2?"
Polite Beat—"Mr. Money-bags, if you
think you understand the begging busi
ness better than 1 do, just you beg for a
while and let me be banker."— Texas
WHOLE KO. 15,387.
"I WANT YOUR MONEY."
A Footpad's Attempt to Hold Up
a Grocery Merchant.
HE NOW LIES IN THE RECEIVINa-
Althongh ITe Is Battered Almost Be
yond Recognition, the Police are
Satisfied That He is the Same Party
Who Lately Committed Two Bold
Daylight Robberies—Account of His
Special to the Record-Union-.
Sax Francisco, Feb. B.—Tho sensation
of the day around police headquarters
was the capture of a footpad night before
last by William Ring, a grocer on the
comer of Nineteenth and Castro streets.
The robber himself was of course the
center of attraction, and all day long a
stream of officers went to and from the
Receiving Hospital, where he lies, most
of the *inie unconscious, in a vain hope of
being ablo to recognize him as an old
time criminal whom they had met be
fore. The condition of the man is a very
critical one, for Ring did his work thor
oughly and battered the robber nearly to
death. He has no less than seven frac
tures of the skull, three of which were '
trepanned yesterday, and his face is not
in a condition to make recognition easy.
Since his arrest the man has given four
or live different names, all of them prob
-1 ably being fictitious, but Frank Quinn,
] as lie called himself last, is the name he is
1 booked under.
Chief of Police Crowley is satisfied that
IJuinn is the same man who boldly made
several men throw up their hands while
he robbed a grocery store on Seventeenth
and Sherwood streets and at 207 Main
William King, who. single-handed,
captured Quinn and beat his head with .
scale weight, called at the hospital to-d;.y.
although it had been reported that he ii:f .
received injuries in hit fight with t!. ■
nocturnal visitor to his plnco which we>
of 80 serious a nature as to confine him ;-t
his bod. Besides a few scratches on :.;.-,
hands. King has suffered no damage.
King states that the man came into
front part of his place, which is divi.
from the bar-room by a partition, when
he was about to close up at H p. k. Win n
asked what he wanted, he gave no an
swer, and pointing to the little dog in tho
store and rubbing his leg, he claimed to
nave been bitten, slinking out of tho
> front door at the same time.
"I had read about these grocery-store
robbers," said Mr. Ring, "and I did not
like the fellow's looks, so 1 just put a big
scale weight into my pocket and fol
lowed my customer to the sidewalk,
where I found him leaning against a
whisky barrel. J
"I told him he lied when he said my
dog had bitten him, and asked him
sharply what business he had around my
I place at that hour of the night. '1 want
i your money; that's my business,' was the
! answer I received, and then I saw two
, | pistols leveled at me. Of course I got
mad, and just struck the fellow with tho
weight right on the forehead. He fell
■ and 1 grappled with him. He snapped
I 1 one pistol, but it did not go off. Pretty
soon 1 managed to wrench one of his
guns out of his hands and to throw it
some distance, and after that I succeeded
■ in getting the other pistol away from him,
which I used in 'clubbing him over tUe
head until he cried for mercy. 1 then
i turned the subdued robber over to the
To-night the robber, who gave his name
as Frank Irvin, was given morphine to
which he is accustomed, and then he gave
an account of himself. He says that i."
came here from Seattle about four months
ago, and was unable to find work. Satur
day night ho went into Ring's store I
buy a package of cigarettes, when a do
bit him. He complained, and was driven
out of the store by Ring, who hit him
with a weight. He then tried to use hi
pistol, but waa too weak.
A GENUINE XORTHEtt.
Several Vessels Damaged by a Illgli
M'iud at San Francisco.
Sax Francisco, Feb. B.—A genuino ■
norther, entirely unheralded save by a
rapidly falling barometer, came down
i on the harbor Saturday night at
9 o'clock, and hourly increased in
violence, until 10 this morning, when
it was at its hight, tho wind blowing at
the time forty miles an hour. Vessels
that were not securely moored received
severe bmnpings, but as far as can be
learned very little damage was done dur
ing the blow.
The most serious casualty reported was
that of tho steamer South Coast running
afoul of the big ship A. G. Ropes. The
South Coast was somewhat cut up around
the stern, while the Ropes had her side
badly scraped amidships. She will prob
ably have to put in several new streaks.
The bark John Woster also suffered by
the South Coast dragging across her stern,
several timbers and the rail being
The steamer was rescued from her per
ilous position by the tug Vigilant, which
slewed her around to her berth again.
The ship Alex Gibson, mooreu to the
Harrison-street wharf, is quite high in
the water, and during the night of tho
blow she was bumped quite heavily
against the dock, smashing the string
piece, her own bumpers and several
The pilot boat America was forced by
the wind against the head of the Lom
bard-street wharf, but managed to get
At the seawall various vessels moored
alonside received the full force of tho
blow and were obliged to seek the stream
Canadian Pacific Railway.
Vancouvkh (B. C), Feb. B.—The Cana
dian Pacific Railway bridge across Fraser
River at Mission Station was opened yes
terday. It is expected that the line to tho
boundary will be completed in two
months, when through trains between
Vancouver and Seattle will be put on,
connecting at Mission with the trans
j continental train. The time occupied be
i tween Vancouver and Seattle wilt lie five
i hours. The bridge opened yesterday ia
j 3,000 feet long.
Excursionists at Merced.
Merced. Feb. 8. —Seven cars, with
about2so excursionists, arrived at Merced
from Stockton this morning. A number
of expert wheelmen were among tho
; passengers. Many of the excursionists
were from the Lake Yosemite and Rot
terdam colony. The weather was pleas
ant and spring-like. The Stocktouians
■ left at 4 o'clock this afternoon, apparently
; well pleased with the trip.
, The Fresnos Defeated.
Fresno, Feb. B.—The All-Californians.
j defeated the Fresnos this afternoon by a
i score of 6to 5. Heavy batting and a few
errors characterized the game. A large
| crowd was in attendance.
An irritated throat is soothingly treated
by Dr. D. Jayne's Expectorant, an old
established curative for coughs and colds,»
I and all bronchial and long troubles.