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VOLUME LXXX.--KO. 147.
BEYOND THE ROCKIES.
The Victims of the Grand Tunnel
Mine Disaster Rescued.
NEARLY FIVE DAYS WITHOUT FOOD
A Member of the Western Traffic As
sociation Asserts That All the Rail
roads of the Northwest Will Soon
be Operated Under One Manage
ment— Minors' Strike In Fennsyl-
Special to the Recokd-Union.
Wilkesbarre, Feb. 9.—lntense joy
prevails in the Grand Tunnel over the
rescue, this morning, of three entombed
miners imprisoned in the Susquehannu
Coal Colliery, last Wednesday, by water.
The party were found in an almost ex
hausted condition from its 110 hours' im
prisonment, and it will require care to
bring the members through.
When the accident occurred some
thought the men might possibly have
gotten out of reach of the water, although
the idea was scouted by the majority.
The rescuing party has been steadily at
work ever since, however, determined to
learn the fate of the men. At an early
hour this morning they heard a faint cry,
and soon could talk with the- imprisoned
men, who said they "were alive, but for
God'B sake hurry."
In a few minutes more the rescuers
made a raft and pushed their way to a
little chamber at the head of the cross
heading, where they were found, lying
in a cramped position, with the water ill- ;
most up to them. They were quickly i
tiiken out into the open air, where doz
ens of their comrades hugged them and
welcomed them as the dead come to life.
Nourishment was given them, and in a
few days they will be all right. They |
did not suffer much from hunger, the!
greatest misery being thirst and the j
cramped position in which they were i
forced to remain.
He Threatens to Sue the Sergeant-at-
ArniH of the House.
Chicago, Feb. 9.— J. A. Owenby, the
silver-pool witness, returned from Wash
ington to-day. He threatens to bring suit
against the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
House and others, whom he holds re
sponsible for his arrest while there.
In an interview he said that he had a
great quantity of evidence that he was
not permitted to give, which would have
showed that he and Donald, the New
York bank cashier, had an explicit un
Owenby declares that a member of
Congress from Nebraska, whose name he
gave, offered him $2,500 to testily as to the
facts known to him in regard to the silver
Owenby charges that several of the
Congressional committee made every ef
fort to render his testimony "as farcical
■^i* their investigations."
He exhibited a number of telegrams
and letters signed "Donald," which he
said were from the cashier of the Hanover
National Hank. They were worded in a
very guarded manner, and their meaning
was not apparent.
Owenby said he had a cipher for use in
communicating with Donald. He says
that in "due time" he will give the names
of other members of Congress besides
Senators Cameron and Representative
Ketcham, who, he says, were implicated
in the "pool."
Ten Thousand Miners Go Out on a
Pittsbitrg, Feb. 9.—A strike in the
Connellsville coke region was inaug
urated this morning, and by to-morrow
morning every mine and coke works in
the region will be closed. About 10,000
miners went out to-day, and they will be
followed to-morrow by 6,000 coke-draw
ers. The strike is against a reduction in
wages and for advanced wages of 12J
cents per ton, A long struggle is inevit
The workers say they are well pre
pared for a strike and declare that they
can maintain it for a period of nearly
three months before any one will suffer.
A riot occurred at the Fort Hill Coke
Works. A number of drunken Hunga
rians attacked yard boss Snyder and
beat him unmercifully. They also beat
a man who was assisting Snyder so badly
that his death is momentarily expected.
All tlie Roads in the Northwest to be
Run Under Olio Management.
Chicago, Feb. 9. —A special from New
York tells of another gigantic consolida
tion outlined to a reporter by one of the
prime movers in the Western Traffic As
sociation. He asserts that before the end
of this year all the roads in the North
west will be under one management.
This would include the Northern Pacific,
Canadian Pacific, Burlington, St. Paul,
Northwestern and Great Northern.
This means an aggregate of 25,000 miles
of road. ExactlyTiow the consolidation
will be accomplished the gentleman
would not state, but he says the plan is
now being worked out, and has met the
approval of the several roads.
Passenger Train Wrecked.
Mason City (la.), Feb. 9.—The north
bound passenger train on the Burlington,
Cedar Kapids and Northern was derailed
near Randalia this afternoon. Three cars
went down the embankment. The train
was heated by steam, except the mail car,
and the stove there turned over, setting
fire to the car, which was entirely de
stroyed. Twenty-five passengers were on
the train, and all were badly shaken up.
Some suffered fractured limbs, but none
were thought to be fatally injured. The
wreck was a very bad one, and it is mar
velous that no fatalities resulted.
It Caused a Sensation.
Rat.eigii (N. C.l.Feb. 9.—ln the House
to-day, when the bill to repeal the char
ter of the Petersburg and Weldon Rail
road was under consideration, a sensation
was caused by the reading of a letter to
the President of the road irom D. H. Rit
tenhouse. formerly Secretary to Presi
dent Polk, of the Farmers' Alliance,
dated Washington, December 31st, in
which he raised objections to its repeal
and invited an interview.
B. A. Hagjjln 111.
New York, Feb. 9.—Since the middle
of November Ben Ali Haggin has been'
extremely ill, and the physicians do not)
expect to see him out for several months. I
He was first confined to his room for a j
month with malignant scarlet fever, j
Then came an attack of gastritis, which
led to neutritis, from which he is now
suffering. His wife and children will ar
rive from Europe in a few days.
Chicago, Feb. 9. —In referring to the
/ demands of. the Union Labor J Assembly
made at yesterday's meeting, President
Gage, of the local World's Fair Directory,
said to-day that there is no intention to
treat the trades unions unfairly, and that
he had no doubt satislactory arrange
ments will be arrived at. The matter will
be taken up at the next meeting of the
Findlay (Ohio), Feb. 9.—Five table
glassware houses in Pitt3burg, one in
Wheeling, one in Fostoria, and one in
Findlay, to-day joined in an application
for a charter for a new trust. The com
bination is to be known as the United
States Glass Company, with a capital of
$1,000,000. This is said to be the beginning
ot a combination which will soon take in
all the table glassware factories of the
Gift From Stanley.
Cleveland, Feb. 9. — Major Pond,
Henry M. Stanley's manager, announces
that Stanley has decided to give all the
gifts which he has received from the
crowned heads of Europe and other ad
mirers, to General Booth of the Salvation
Army for the cause of helping the poor of
London. The gifts are valued at nearly
Visible Suxiply of Grain.
New York, Feb. 9.—The visible sup
ply of grain, as compiled at the Produce
Exchange, is as follows : Wheat, tSftSOfiOO
bushels, a decrease of 400,000; corn, 2,592,
--000 bushels, a decrease of 50.000; oats, 3,
--218,000 bushels, a decrease of :-;08,000: liar
ley, 3,000,000 bushels, a decrease of 94,000.
"Ho Wasn't In It."
New Orleans, Feb. 9.—Billy Woods
of Denver knock Mike,Conley, the Ithaca
I giant, out in two rounds at the Audubon
j Athletic Club. The fight was for £1,000,
' three-quarters to the winner. Bob Fia
simnions and Bob Carroll seconded
Woods, Conley'"wnsn't in it."
The Deadlock Unbroken.
Pierue (S. D.), Feb. 9.—ln the first
ballot for United States Senator to-day
twenty-five different persons were voted
for. There were a great many absentees,
! but all are expected here to-morrow.
; Many lending politicians express doubt
| as to any election by the Legislature.
Double Tragedy In Wisconsin.
Clintonville (Wis.), Feb. 9.—Charles
Knock, a resident of Leopolis, shot and
killed his wife and himself one day last
week. Tho bodies were not found until
\ Saturday evening:. Tho face of Mrs.
Knock had been partly eaten oft' by a cat.
Fight Declared Off.
Boston, Feb. 9.—The Puritan Athletic
Club telegraphed George Dixon's mana
ger this afternoon declaring the match
between McCarthy and Dixonoff, as they
could not get a suitable place to hold the
Doatli of a Descendant of IJooue.
Kansas City, Feb. 9.—Theodore F.
Warner, a pioneer of Northern Missouri,
who started in business with the famous
Ben Holliday, of the Overland Stage sys
tem, died last night. He was tho great
grandson of Daniel Boone.
New York, Feb. 9.—Arnoux, Chair
man of the Pan-American Congress, hay
issued a call for a meeting of the General
Committee of Two Hundred to take place
in Washington April 10th next.
A BUZZARD RAGING THROUGH
Several Persons Frozen to Death in
Nebraska —Tornado in
Special to the RECOErz-UxiON.
Cheyenne, Feb. 9.—A terrible blizzard
has been raging throughout this vicinity
the last twenty-four hours. Stockmen
are apprehensive of severe losses of cat
tle. No West - bound trains reached
Cheyenne yesterday over the Union Pa
cific or tho Burlington.
A relief train with provisions has been
sent out to the fast mail and overland
flier, which is stuck in the snow forty
miles east of here.
FATAL BLIZZARD IN NEBRASKA.
Omaha, Feb. 9.—The storm ceased last
night in Nebraska, and is succeeded
by severe cold.
Specials to the Omaha Bee show that a
number of lives were lost in Nebraska
during the blizzard. The wife of Milton
Cuminings, a farmer near Rushville, who
started from town for home on Saturday,
was found dead in her buggy within forty
rods of a neighbor's house. Eddie Chid
ster and Stephen St. Peters, 14-year-old
Kearny boys, who had been out hunting,
were found frozen to death in a cornfield.
M. L. Lisscnt, residing three miles north
of Chadron, is supposed to l)e buried un
der a big snowdrift, and searching parties
are looking for the body.
Rapid City (S. D.), Feb. 9.—The bliz
zard wore itself out during the night, and
by the arrival of ranchers from the out
lying points the extent of its severity is
becoming known. So far uo loss of st»>ck
is reported. A young man named Grant
Bay and a school teacher, Miss Gray, who
left town with a team during the blizzard,
were found by cowboys some distance
Irom the road. They hsul been overcome,
and it is feared they will die.
FOURTEEN DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
Hikon (N. D.), Feb. 9.—Reports from
various parts of the State concerning the
snowstorm indicate that the heaviest por
tion of the storm was in Jim River Val
ley, Huron being nearly the center. The
wind attained a velocity of fifty miles per
hour, and the thermometer this morning
reaching fourteen degrees below. The'
heavy snowfall in Jim Rivar Valley is
hailed with delight, because of the moist
ure it will afford.
TORNADO rN ALABAMA.
Birmingham (Ala.), Feb. 9.—A tornado
struck Helena this afternoon, unrooting
and badly damaging several buildings.
Two or three people were painfully in
jured. The storm went on in a north
easterly direction, and it is reported to
have struck Talladega.
IT REACHES TEXAS.
San Antonio, Feb. 9.—The coldest
blizzard for the past two \ ci:\s reached
here last night, and before midnight the
mercury had fallen 44 degrees, with the
wind blowing thirty miles an hour.
West of here the zero point was reached,
and a high wind scattered the flocks and
SIGNAL SERVICE REPORTS.
Washington, Feb. 9.—The storm last
night over the Mississippi Valley from
lowa southward developed into a decided
storm center near Lake Michigan. Gales
on the lakes, blizzards in the Northwest
and northers on the plains, reaching
Texas, are now prevailing. Gales may
be expected on the Atlantic Coast, and a
cold wave over the-States east of the Mis
sisissippi River. On the Gulf Coast the
norther is likely to be very severe.
Heavy snows are causing blockades in
the lake regions and Atlantic States
north of Maryland.
Chicago, Feb. 9.—The temperature at 8
o'clock this morning was as follows:
Chicago, 32°; Cincinnati, 36°; St. Louis,
24° above, and Winnipeg, 32= below.
SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MOK2srSTG, FEBKTJABY 10, 1891.
The Railroad Ticket Office at
FATAL EXPLOSION IN A NEVADA
Destructive Wind-Storm in San Ber
nardino County — Newspaper Con
solidation at Seattle—The Oregon
Improvement Company's Receiver
Soon to be Removed — Financial
Statement of the Northern Cali
fornia Citrus Fair.
Special to the Reookd-Uxiox.
Marvsville, Feb. 9.—Yesterday be
tween 10:30 a. m. and 4 p. >i. the railrond
! ticket office was entered and &1M taken, j
j The thief unlocked the outside and inside
j oilice doors and turned the combination
j oir the safe. The burglar box had not
been locked. The thief opened it and
took about $;JJO, leaving a §250 check, i-0
wrapped in paper and some small coins.
J There were no marks of violence, r.nd the
j work was evidently done by a man fa
miliar with the surroundings.
Agent Baird left the oflice at 10:30 and
| did not return until I o'clock. He found
j the safe door open and the money gone,
but everything else in good order. All
; the other employes went to Woodland on
;an excursion. Kami says it is his per
sonal loss, as he should hove locked the
burglar box. Much mystery surrounds
i (he case, and the police have no itloa who
! the culprit is.
Baird lias been agent here for twenty
I years, and during that time the sate h;i*s
been tapped throe times, but unsuccess
ful ly. About one year ago the office was
entered and a line revolver taken, but
j nothing else was disturbed.
Marysville baa been overrun with
swindlers, burglars unit murderers since
! the opening of the recent < UtrttS Fair.
Nearly all the work is done by traveling
i men. ■• Only two captures have been
made—one tor burglar.,- and one for rob
bery. The culprits were sent to the State
Prison for six years ouch.
HUUGLARY IN OREGON.
Corvalt.is (Or.), Feb. 9.—lJurlare last
I night broke open the safe of Fisher's
Flouring Mills and stole county warrants
and other papers to the value of #500.
Several hundred dollars in an adjoining
drawer were not disturbed.
OREGON IMPROVEMENT COMPANY.
An Opportunity Offered to Preferred
Stockholders to Purchase Bouds.
Portland (Or.), Feb. 9.—A circular
has been received here from the New
York office of the Oregon Improvement
Company that the company has offered to
the preferred and common stockholders
of record an opportunity to purchase §4,
--000,000 of the consolidated 5 per cent, gold
bonds, authorized on November 1, 1889,
due in 1939, and now held in the treasury
of the company, at 70 per cent, and ac
Stockholders of record in February 4,
1891, of any number of shares may make
application for the purchase of these
bonds by addressing the Farmers' Loan
and Trust Company of New York City,
who will make allotment on equitable
terms to them in proportion to their un
divided holdings and the amount applied
for. This option will remain open until
Friday, February 3d.
All bonds have been underwritten by
Lee, Higginson <fc Co. of Boston and a
syndicate of bankers, who will take all
the bonds not applied for by the stock
These bonds are the ones which were
recently admitted to sale by order of
United States District Judge Deady. It
is probable that within thirty days the
property will be returned to the com
pany and the receiver discharged.
MARTSVILLE CITRUS FAIR.
It Was the Most Successful Exhibition
of the Kind Ever Held.
Marysville, Feb. 9.—The Executive
Committee of the State Citrus Fair of
Northern California held a final meeting
this afternoon to wind up the business of
the late fair. The reports of the officers
and Chairmen of the sub-committees
were road and adopted.
The reports show that the county sub
scriptions amounted to $1,000; individual,
81,080; gate receipts, £i,138; total receipts,
$11,000. The principal expenditures
were: Advertising, $1,531; decorations,
$1,200; labor, $1,300: citrus fruits for deco
rative purposes, $1,200; total expendi
tures, $11,071, leaving a surplus of $526.
This amount has been turned over to the
Advertising Committee. They will ex
pend it on a special edition of an illus
trated paper advertising Northern Cali
fornia for circulation in the East.
Resolutions thanking President Ride
out, Secretary Harney, Superintendent
O'Brien, Treasurer Peacock, Manager
Skinner, W. A. Lawson, editor of the
Marysville Appeal, and to the ladies who
assisted in the decoration of the pavilion
were read and adopted.
It was resolved to hold the association
together for the purpose of making ex
hibits at future fairs. This was undoubt
edly the most successful fair of the kind
NORTHERN GRAIN SHIPMENTS.
Merchants Refuse to Pay the Hlgn
Rates Asked by Ship Owners.
Portland (Or.), Feb. 9.—Owing to the
scarcity of wheat in many o/ the North
ern and Northwestern States, and the
high prices demanded for charters here,
all wheat from Eastern Oregon and
Washington is being shipped East by
rail, and not a pound is coming here.
Four or five train-loads have gone East
daily over the Union Pacific and North
ern Pacific for the past six weeks, and
there is not more than a million bushels
left in the warehouses in the inland em
pire, and about a million more in the
hands of the farmers.
Shippers say if the charters had been 40
shillings per ton, but little wheat would
have gone overland, but the ship owners
knew there was a large crop, and thought
their demands must be complied with, so
50 shillings has been demanded, and in
some instancies paid, and the result will
be that by May the ships will be begging
for cargoes, and there will be none for
them, as all the wheat here has been pro
Professor Hllgard Discovers Discrep
ancies In the Tests Made.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 9.—Professor Hil
gard, of the University of California,
claims to hare discovered a serious error
in the Government tables for the termina
tion of alcohol in sweet wines by the sac
charometer. It is announced to be a ter
mination by volume, but Hilgard says it
is one of weight, which involves a'dis
crepancy of one-fifth between the Gov
ernment test and his own. It places
wine-makers in jeopardy for having too
much or too uttlo alcohol, and changes
the class into which their wines are put,
thus inflicting upon them a great' Injury.
Professor Hilgard has sent his informa
tion to Commissioner Mason at Washing
The Walls of a Sugar Factory Suc
cumb to tho Wind.
Pomona, Feb. 9.—A heavy desert*wind
at Chino yesterday blew down one-third
of the walls, of the sugar factory, which
were thirty feet high and 150 feet long.
Tho width of the building is eighth feet.
There were no braces and the workmen
at work on the walls previous to thetwind'
warned the builders that it was not safe
without a brace. Rebuilding has 'com
menced. The repairs will cost 3}0,000.
There was no other damage in Chlnjo.
COLD AT DOWNIEVILLE.
Downieville, Feb. 9.—There haa! been
very cold weather the last few days. The
mercury went down to 20°. There is some
Ice in the river this morning. Water is
scarce for miners, who are fervently
praying for a good rain-storm.
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY FUNDS.
Tho District Attorney Objects to *Tholr
Heine Deposited With itanks.
Stockton, Fob. 9.—To-day the District
Attorney again refused to accept a bunk
| certificate of deposit as cash intho County
I Treasury, and with the Auditor and
Chairman of tho Board of Supervisors
wej'.t to five local banks where tbe money
was on deposit and counted the same.
It h:is always been the custom to do
-1 posit the Bounty funds in tho local banks,
j as the county "has no secured place for
I keeping it. The District Attorney mi
i Ntructed the bunk officials to seal up the
I sacks of the coin and keep the county's
money so the officers can count the
Identical coin next month. The Treoa
: laer xays he y, iil Ue-.'ji tho money in the
banks or resign his office.
Not Vet identified.
San Francisco. Feb. P.—Tho police
have not yet positively identitiod the
j robber whose skull was crushed in l>y
i William Ring, on Saturday night. The
j injured man's condition was slightly im
proved to-day, and if the prayere of the
police can help him he will live and be
tried for robbery. They are anxious that
be may be given a term of life iinurisoii
! incut as a warning to other desperadoes
who are operating so boldly.
Kef used to Canvass the Vote.
Causon (Nov.*, Fob. <>.—The joint com
-1 inittoo of both houses of the Nevada
j Legislature met to-day and decided that
| the voting population of ibis State knew
nothing or the Constitutional Convention
When they voted for it, and a lone
wrangle ensued in both bodies. A final
: decision was reached that the insttor was
j submitted to the deople wrongly, ami
; was wholly unconstitutional, and refused
to canvass the vote.
Dubols' Election to be Contented.
Boise City (Idalro), Feb. 9.-vso the
House of Representatives this morning a
resolution to ballot for another United
States Senator was passed by a vote .-of 19
to 17. A ballot is to be taken ijVeuch
house to-morrow, and on Thursday there
will be a joint sr-y.sion. Claggett has
twenty-eight votes in' his oonjbiiiation.
Dubois' friends soy they have no fears as
to the outcome of the contest.
Red ItlulT Items.
Red Bluff, Feb. 9.—James B. Roberts,
an old resident, prominent Knight
Templar and highly respected cftizen,
died at midnight Sunday from consump
tion. The funeral will take place to
morrow at 2 p. m., under the auspices of
the Masonic fraternity.
Sunday night was the coldest of the
season. Thin ice formed on water in the
streets. There was damage to fruit crops.
Citrus Fair for Riverside.
Pomona, Feb. 9.—An immense mass
meeting in progress resolved to take no
part in the citrus fair at Los Angeles, but
to join with Riverside and Orange Conn
ties in a citrus fair at Riverside, begin
ning on March 3d. There was great en
thusiasm. A committee was appointed to
go to work at once. They mean business
Baseball at Fresno.
Fresno, Feb. 9.—The All-Californias
played the Fresno Club to-day, with Ca
hill and Hardie as a battery for the visit
ors, and Stapleton and Stanley for the
home club. The visitors made eight base
hits off Stapleton, and Fresno made ten
base hits off Cahill. Score—All-Califor
nias G, Fresno 4.
Kern County Teachers' Institute,
Bakerspield, Feb. 9.—The Teachers'
Institute commenced here to-day. Pro
fessors P. M. Fisher, of Alameda, and C.
T. Meredith and forty-eight teachers
were in attendance. State Superintendent
J. W. Anderson will be here to-morrow.
Seattle, Feb. 9.—lt is stated to-night
that the Evening Times has been sold to
W. E. Bailey, proprietor of the Evening
Press. The consideration was about $50,
--000. The Times will be merged into the
Pre&i to-morrow, and the paper will be
known as the Press-Times.
Murder Trial Commenced.
Bakersfield, Feb. 9.—The trial of P.
Bernamayou, for the shooting and kill
ing of Joaquin Commache in an alterca
tion at Tehachipa on the 27th of Septem
ber last, was commenced in the Superior
Victoria (B. C), Feb. 9.—The owners
of the steamer Eton, which was in col
lision with the City of Pueblo, have
libeled the latter vessel forsWo,ooo. Bonds
were given and the steamer was not de
A Miner Killed.
NEVADA.Feb. 9.—Yesterday morning at
the Eagle Bird mine of Maybert a pre
mature blast killed Sigward Hanson and
severely wounded Harry Woolburn.
Los Gatos Water Works.
Los Gatos, Feb. 9.—Surveys were com
menced this morning for the water works
to supply Los Gatos.
Why He Was Proud.
Two negro vagabonds, who have been
up before the Justice innumerable times,
happened to meet in the corridor of the
court-house. One of them held his nose
high in the air and put on a great deal of
style. The other was in custody of a
policeman. The prisoner said to his
"What's de matter wid you, niggah?
Has you won de big prize in de lottery
dat yer hold yer head so high?"
"I doesn't want ter be familiar wid de
criminal element I don't know yer,
"Well, den, what does yer blow yerself
out so much for? We haa been in iail
for weeks and weeks togedder. We has
stole chickens togedder more dan forty
"I wants yer to understand dat for
once I doesn't come inter dis court
house in de capacity ob a malefacter.
On dis hear proud occasion I am here in
de capacity ob a witness an' I wants ter
be respected according."
The Russian Government has issued an
order forbidding the employment of
Austrian workmen either in agriculture
or manufactures. Laborers of this
nationality are conducted to the Austrian
frontier every day by hundreds.
CLERKS FOR CONGRESSMEN.
The Matter Creates a Lively Bat
tle in the House.
REPRESENTATIVE BIGGS SPEAKS ON
He Characterizes the Amendment as a
Salary-Grabbing Selieme, and Says
That Every Member AVTio Votes for
the Proposition Will Merit Politi
cal Condemnation at the Hands of
Special to the Recokd-Uxion.
Washington, Feb. 9.—A lively battle I
occurred in the House to-lay during the i
consideration of the sundry civil appro- !
prhition bill. An amendment was oiTered
in Committee of the Whole to allow each
member a clerk or secretary at a salary
of £100 per month during the session of
Congress. This attempt has been made
annually for a long time by members
who think thut their duties aro just i'-s
onerous and they are entitled to have sec
retaries as well as the Senatots.
The opposition to this amendment was
very decided. The speech of Represent -
tive Biggs, of California, v.as probably
the most interesting made either for or
gainst the proposition. When it be
comes known Uuit "Biggs of California"
is going to speak on any subject there is
(>:■ liveliest kind of inuwii in a moment.
Whatever may b<; said turairiet Uiggs by
his poliiieal enemies, one tiling is certain
ttretwhen lie ris^s to spest!? he always
oomj&amla Hie attention of the House in
a moat flattering degree, The press gal
lery mny be empty when the old gentle
man rises in Ins place to addfess the
enmr, but before he proceeds tar it is
noised about that Biggs of California has
the Boor, and the gallery is instantly
rilled. !lu generally selects his own \ an
tage ground, too.
After he had caught the Speaker's eye
to-day, and had been recognized, he ran
back to the r«;r of the House and took a
stand beside Butterworth of Ohio, who
championed the amendments for clerks
to the members. Without more ado
t?ig<rs sailed Into Butterv.-oi-th, and pre
dicted that if the ohi.> Congressman's
name was rocorded umoiig- the "'nyes" on
this iniquity salary-grabbing proposition
his political career would end disas
trously, and be would not only be
damned by his constituents, but would
also meet the sumo fate in the next world
Mr. Bigo-s said that on this very propo
sition of allowing clerks to Congressmen
iwhich he had always opposed stoutly)
his constituents hud indorsed his action,
and had increased his majority from 700
to 1,500. «
"Did Daniel Webster or Henry Clay
ever vote for a salary grab?" With a
voice of thunder Biggs shouted "No "
and called for a glass of water.
He said that any men who voted for
this soltish scheme would merit political
damnation, and he expressed a fervid be
lief and liojm; that evorv man who sup
ported tho salary grab would go to—(here
the hammer fell).
"For God's sake, Mr. Speaker, give me
a little more time."
This request was granted by very un
animous consent, and this was his pre
"Mr. Speaker, I have so far withstood
temptation offered on every hand in Con
gressional life, and now in the autum of
my political career, when I am about to
retire in the full belief that my good con
stituents love and honor me, I am re
solved to resist any temptation to selfishly
promote my own private interests by im
posing a heavier tax on my constituents,
whose burdens are hard enough to bear
under existing circumstances.
; "My services in Congress belong to the
people, and I expect to receive no reward
except the salary which is fairly allowed
me under the existing law. With this
compensation I will be content, if in ad
dition, at tho close of my career I merit
and receive the commendation of my
people in the expression, 'Well done,
good and faithful servant.' " [Applause.]
A further amendment was offered and
adopted increasing the salary of clerks to
members to $tf per day during the session
of Congress—the same compensation that
is allowed secretaries to Senators. This
amendment must pass the open House,
and some members who favored it in
Committee of the Whole will be loth to
have their names recorded aye on what
may be called a salary grab.
However, it is the general belief that
the House will pass it, and that the Sen
ate will do likewise, because each Sena
tor has an ax to grind himself. They
are trying to have the salaries of their
own secretaries paid ad interim.
Representative Vandever says he is not
in favor of the House amendment. He
observed that the Democrats were always
ready to indulge in all kinds of extrav
agances when they did not have to pay
for them. He said that this particular in
dulgence would be charged up to the Re
publican Congress, while the Democrats
would reap all the benefits. Another
reason General Vandever assigned for
his opposition, is the fact that under this
arrangement the floor of the House will
be always crowded with clerks and sec
retaries, and it is overcrowded under the
MISS KATE DREXEL.
She WIU Devot© Her Life and Fortune
to the Cause of Education.
Pittsburg, Feb. 9.—Miss Kate Drexel
will take her final vows at the Convent
Mary on Thursday, and hereafter devote
her life and fortune of over seven mill
ions to the education of the Indian and
negro races. Cardinal Gibbons, Arch
bishop Keane and other eminent clergy
men of the Catholic Church will be pres
The Pope has approved her plans for
the new order, to be known as the Sisters
of the Blessed Sacrament. The mother
house of the order will be at Adalusia,
near Philadelphia, and work on the con
vent will begin next month.
I Baron de Hirsch's Generous Donation
In Their Behalf.
New York, Feb. 9.—The trustees of
the Baron de Hirsch fund have signed the
trust deed prepared by the Baron, and on
March Ist will draw on him for two and a
half million dollars. The trustees are
Myer S. Isaacs, President; Jacob H.
Schiff, Vice President; Jesse Seligman,
Treasurer; Julius Goldman, Secretary;
Oscar S. Strause, Henry Rice and James
H. Hoffman, Trustees. The general
agent of the fund is Adolphus 8. Solo
There are no restrictions in the agree
ment drawn up by Baron De Hirsch
which would hinder the Trustees in ex
pending the money given in a direction
where it would do the most good to
Hebrew emigrants accordingly to their
The income of the fund is about ten
thousand dollars a month, and it will be
devoted entirely to the relief and educa
tion of Hebrew immigrants and their
children who come to this country.
The trustee* have established branch
committees in Philadelphia, Baltimore
and a number of other places. Rooms
have been rented here and fitted up for
school purposes, and the Hebrew chil
dren of newly arrived immigrants are
sent here to learn the English language.
The trustees have, within the last six
months, found employment for nearly
three thousand people. The trustees
make no gifts of money, but give it as a
loan, and the borrower gives a note, pay
able iv installments. Mechanics are
furnished with instructions and tools,
and money is given for support when it
is needed, but it must be returned. No
interest is required.
The refusal on the part of the Russian
Government to accept a gift of twenty
five millions from the Baron for the edu
cation of Russian Hebrews was the in
centive which induced him to give the
fiind for the benefit of those Hebrews
who come to this country.
Al Farrow Wins a Race at Guten
Gutexberg, Feb. 9.—Following are
First race, seven-eighths of a mile, Bo
hemian won, Innocence second, Ozone
third. Time, 1:32.
Second ra.^e, three-quarters of a mile,
Goldstep yon, Dixie second, Shotover
third. Time, i:li>i.
1 Third raw, thirteen-eixteenthsefamile,
Hope Colt won. Clan Porter second,
; Koeeville third. Time, 1:271.
Fourth race, five-eighths of a mile,
Sunday won, Rttncocaa saeond. Time,
Fifth race, one and one-sixteenth of a
mile, Al Farrow won, Mario Lovell sec
ond, I •.■e berg third. Time, 1.553}.
Sixth iT.ce. seven-eighths of a mile,
Wonderment won, Harry Ireland sec
ond, Laadseii' third, rime, 1:34].
Glotjcestkk, Feb. !».—The races were
: run to-day in a rainstorm with the fol
First race, three-quarters of a mile,
Amalgam won. Mangold second, Mac-
Grregoc third. Time, 1:331.
Second race, three-quarters of a mile,
Sir Rae wen, Covee second, Glideaway
thirl. Time, 1:36 J.
Third race, thirteen-sixteenths of a
mile, Lithbert won, <4is>noki second, Ben
etit third. Time. U4IJ.
Fourtli race, five-eighths of a mile, Ap
ponmt'.ux won, Qarnegie second, Chief
rain third. Tirr.e., lilSj.
FiiVh race, one mile, Gounod won, Ed
ward second, Friar third. Time, .l-.Wi.
They Fought, V.Jtli Shotguns.
Scjuuoent (Ala.), Feb. 9.—John Old
shue and T. ,i. Bfcck lought withshot
gunsove'r the ownership of a limekiln.
Beck is dead. Qldshue lied.
A CONFLAGRATION AVERTED.
AN ATTEMPT MADE TO FIRE A
BUILDING AT SANGER.
A Night Watchman Apprehends the
Incendiary, and Lands Him
Special to the Record-Union.
Fkesno, Feb. 9. —Sanger has rceenHy
been the victim of three disastrous cou
ilagrations, and that a fourth did not
occur is due to the efforts of the night
watchman of the Rose Block, who suc
ceeded in extinguishing a lively blaze.
About 2 o'clock this morjiing, while the
watchman was making his rounds, he
saw a man touch off some loose shavings
In the rear and against the wall of the
Rose Block. He hastened to the spot,
and after extinguishing the flames
started in pursuit of the incendiary,
whom he captured and turned over to
He proved to be a man named Edward
Schooley, well known to all the officers ,
in the country, having served many
terms in the_ county jail for being drunk
and disturbing the peace, but was never
before charged with a serious crime.
Schooley was locked up in the county
jail this afternoon, and refused to talk of
his crime. He had carefully planned the
burning of the building, having piled up
shavings and a lot of inflammable rub
bish against the building which he fired.
It is believed by many that Schoolev
also set fire to the Pattison block, which
was destroyed a short while ago.
CURRENT NEWSPAPER WIT.
A German Count—Ems, zwei, drei!—
Though a needle is never known to
speak it generally carries its point.
Scales are the only things that can stay
where they are and steal a weigh at the
Mrs. Wiekwire—"I heard to-day that
Mrs. Figg called me a vinegar-faced old
thing. The idea." Mr. Wiekwire (sooth
ingly)—"Oh, well, she simply meant that
your lace had no flies on it."
"I saw something on the street to-day
that I never saw before, and I have lived
in this city thirty years." "What was
it?" "A messenger-boy running with a
message." "Where was the tire?"
A man, desiring to have a pet dog li
censed, facetiously asked the clerk if the
dog had to make a personal application.
"No," was the reply; "yon, as next of
kin, can take out the papers."— New York
An arithmetical dog—"But why do you
call your dog Thirteen?" "Don't you see
he's lame?" "Yes, but what has that to
do with it?" "Why, he puts down throe
and carries one, doesn't he?"— Munsey's
Simpkins—"Who is that pretty woman
in bathing?" Bilkins—"A rich widow,
I believe." Sinipkins—"Rich, you say?
Any incumbranees?" Bilkins (looking
at bather carefully)—" Don't see any, do
you?"— M. Joseph News.
Mr. Cuml>erback—'Tsn't that Misa
Wulker? They say she's such a jolly girl
—I should like to meet her." Miss Stone
wall—"Your chances are pretty good, as
she doesn't ride much better than you do,
and you may be thrown together."
EI'ITAPH ON A UAKF.I:.
We knecil not weep, we douglinot know
But that he'll win the heav'nly prize,
Perchance, lie took some of hit JTBtf.
If so, then he will surely rise. —Ejmch.
"Have you got your scales with you?"
said the trout to the sucker. "I have,"
answered the sucker. "Why?" "Well,"
said the trout, "I'm going to take that
fly, and I'd like to be weighed before I
leave the brook, just for my own satis
Doctor—"l see just what's the matter
with you. You need something strength
ening. Eat a plate of oatmeal, boiled,
every morning for breakfast," Patient—
"I do, doctor." Doctor (equal to the occa
sion)—" Then leave it off."— Sew York
"I vas in great luck." "Howvas dot?"
"Vy, I find $&*) yesterday belonging to
dot miser Marx, and yen I gif it back to
him dismorning he never sharge mono
interest for der use of dot monish for
twenty-four hours." "Marx vas getting
shildish."-2V*. Y. Sun. 8
They lingered in the gloaming
Ifc'netkth the star-lit sky,
Yet oft unto his hearing
There came from her sigh:
He marvelled at her sadness
And longed to ask her why.
Then as he pressed her closer
He lisped: "Why dost si^'li?''
"Ah, Gus." said she, "I cannot
Tell unto thee a lie.
The trouble is I've eaten
Too much spring chicken pie."
WHOLE ?TO. 15,388.
DOMINION OF CANADA.
An Appeal to the Electors by Sir
HB BEGS THEM TO REMAIN LOYAL ]
TO THE QUEE2T.
Reciprocity with the United States
Only the Forerunner of Annexa
tion—Advantages to be Derived by
Remaining* Under the Broad Folds
of the Union Jack.
Special to the Record-Uniox.
Toroxto (Ont.), Feb. 9.-Sir John
Macdonald has published an address to
the electors of Canada, in which he says: \
As in l&'ji-i, and again in 1887, so in 1891,
do the questions relating to the trade and
commerce of the country occupy the
foremost place in the public mind. Onr
policy in respect thereto to-day is what it
has been for the past thirteen years, and
is directed by a firm determination to '
foster and develop the resources of the
Dominion by every means in our power
consistent with Canada's position as an
Integral portion of British Empire. To
that end we have labored in the past; and j
we propose to continue in the work to
which we have applied ourselves of '
building: up on this continent, under the <
this of England, a great and powerful
Dealing with the policy of the opposi- s
tion, he says: "Unrestricted reciprocity
would, in my opinion, inevitably result !
m the annexation of the Dominion to the i
United States, although its advocates in '
Canada deny such to be the case "
Sir John continues: "To the descend- i
ants of the pioneers who settled this
country, and the multitudes of English
men, Irishmen and Scotchmen who emi
grated to Canada, that they might build"
up now homes without ceasing to be
British subjects, I appeal, and ask you
what have you to gain by surrendering j
that which your lathers held most dear? ■
' I nder the broad folds of the Union I
Jack v/e enjoy the most ample liberty to \
govern ourselves as we please, and at the 1
same time we participate in the advant- ,
ages which flow from association with an
Empire as mighty as,the world has ever
seen. The great question which you will 1
shortly be culled on to determine resolves '
itself into this: Shall we endanger our
possession of the great heritage be- .
queatbed to us by our lathers \
and submit ourselves to direct
taxation for the privilege of having !
our tariff fixed at Washington, with IJ
prospect of ultimately becoming a por
tion ot the American Union? I commend
these issues to your determination, and
to the judgment of the people of Canada,
with unclouded confidence that you will
proclaim to the world that you resolve to
show yourselves not unworthy of the
proud distinction you enjoy of being
numbered among the most dutiful and
loyal subjects of our beloved Queen." ,
New Ministry Approved by King num
Rome, Feb. 9.—King Humbert has ap- I
proved of the following Cabinet: Di Ru
dini, Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs
and ad (ttferim Minister of Marine; Sco
lombia, Finance; Nicolari, Interior; Luz
zati, Treasury; Pollux, W;ir; Bianca,
Public Works, and ad interim of Posts
and Telegraphs; Ferrais, Justice; Chi
mini. Agriculture; Viilari, Instruction.
It is stated that a saving of twelve mill
ion lire is possible in the naval estimate.
An examination shows that the finances
of the Marine Department are in great
disorder. For instance, jvhile only 12,108
men are afloat, estimates were made for
provisions for 17,ti00 men.
The Reform, Crispi's organ, declares
that the new Ministers' are all at variance
with one another, and it is doubtful if
France will adhere to the proposed com
mercial arrangement with Italy.
King Humbert has offered Signor Crispi
a title of nobility.
Signor Branca, Minister of Public.
Works, to-day said that the new minis
terial programme will deal chiefly with,
economics in the public service. ,
TITE EMPEROR'S nEAXTH.
It Is Exciting Apprehension In Court >
LffSTKOT, Feb. 9.—The state of Emperor .
William's health is exciting most serious
apprehension in Court circles in Berlin,;
but it is high treason to mention the sub- •
ject. There is reason to fear that the
painful ear malady from which he is suf
fering is threatening to become itnniwr
There seems to be some ground for be
lief that the csmso .of the death of Prince
Baudouin, of Belgium, was due to sup
pressed small-pox. Every member of
the Royal household, from the Grand
Marshal down to the brushers, has since >
been carefully vaccinated.
Peace In Central America.
New York, Feb. 9.—Pr.-sident Baxrif^
los, of Honduras, telegraphs Consul-Gen
eral Buiz that the rumors about the revo- \
lution in Honduras and Central America..)
are untrue, and to all reports contrary..j
All Central America is at peace and bus
ily engaged in gathering the coffee crop,
which will be the largest Guatemala has-,
yet produced. \
President Bogran, of Honduras, tele
graphs : "Complete peace reigns in Cen- '
tral America. Honduras is all right."
British Grain Market.
London, Feb. 9.— The Mark Lane Ex- \
prefix says: English wheat is-lirm. Price* '
of foreign wheat are supported. Russian
is 6d. higher. California is firm. Barley
is firm. Oats are strong and corn steady.
At to-day's market the best English
wheats were well held, foreign excepting;
white sorts dropped Cd. under abundant
On the Field of Honor.
Pakis, Fe\j. 9.—ln a duel to-day be
tween Larroumet, a Director of the
Academy of Fine Arts, and Conder, of
the Echo Dv Paris, Larroumet was
wounded in both hands.
A Model Young Man.
Train up a child in the way that he
should go, etc. New. York Truth puts an
old chestnut into a new husk in this
Fussy old gentleman to a chance travel
ing lady companion:
"Have you any children, madam ?"
"Yes, sir; a son."
"Ah, indeed! Does he smoke?"
"No, sir; he has never so much as
touched a cigarette."
"So much the better, madam; the use
of tobacco is a poisonous habit. Does ha
frequent the clubs?"
"He has never put his foot in one."
"Allow me to congratulate you. Does
he come home late?"
"Never. He goes to bed directly alter
"A model young man, madam—a model
young man. How old is he?"