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VOLUME LXXX.--XO. 148.
Three More Ballots Taken But no
REPUBLICANS REFCJSE To'sUPPORT
THE FARMERS' CANDIDATE.
Bnmor that the Farmers' Association
Members Will Fihally Vote for Pnl
mer, in Consideration of Democratic
Support for the Alliance Candidate
for Senator In South Dakot.i.
Special to the Record-Union.
Si'i:ini.i-ii:i.i>, Fob. 10.—The Rcpubli
ea a Steering Committee hold a meeting
tibia morning at which three F. M. 15. A.
reprc-vniatives were present. The latter
were informed that tlic Republicans were
unable to come to any conclusion in re
gard to the proposition involving the ;
Dam s of Streeter, Mooro and Stelle.
Chairman Fuller asked the farmers :
■whether they would be willing to enter
tain a counter proposition from the Re- !
publicans, suggesting certain Republican
candidates from whom the P. M. B. A.
■would be invited to tidte dunce.
"I will state to you frankly, gentle- '
men," said Cockrcll, "that I think it will
be useless for your committee to make
any proposition of that kind to us. I feel
satisfied we can never consistently sap
port b regular stalwart Republican for
United States Senator."
The conference came to an end without
any conclusion. The Republicans then
issued a call tor a joint Senatorial caucus :
this evening, at which the question of j
formally accepting or rejecting the propo- j
sition of the farmers Will come up for set- ■
W ben the first ballot was taken in joint i
assembly it showed the F. M. V,. A.'men J
had dropped Streeter for John P. Stelle.
the editor of the Progressive Farmer of j
Mt. Vernon. Three more ballets were
taken and the Democrats moved for a
recess until ■': p. m. The motion failed to
receive a majority of the votes and the
balloting was resumed.
The Senatorial outlook is not very
promising ior the Republicans to-night.
Alter a live horns' caucus they could not
agree to accent the proposition of the
Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association
members to combine on one of the lat
ter's candidates, and referred the whole
thing back to the Steering Committee.
with power to act. It is not likely, how
ever, that any agreement will be reached.
The disquieting development is the an
nouncement that a scheme is on foot to
work '"reciprocity" with the South Da
The plan is, that if the Farmers' Mu
tual Benefit Alliance of Illinois will vote
for Palmer (Dem.), the Democrats in
the South Dakota Legislature will vote
for an Alliance candidate. In this man
ner the Democrats would knock out two
A dispatch from Pierre, S. D., says that
the Endependenta there say they have
heard nothing of such a plan, but the
Democrats seem to be posted on it, and
assert that either a, Democrat or an Alli
ance man satisfactory; to them will be
Boon '•'.■•(• led.
The Republicans in Illinois and South
Dakota are considerably alarmed over
these developments. An Alliance Con
gressman, Jerry Simpson, of Kansas.
has been in Springfield. The Fanners'
.Mutual Benefit Alliance delegates are in
favor of Palmer (Dem.) against any Re
Proceedings of the National Conven
tion Held in New York.
New Yoiik, Feb. 10.—The convention
of the Xational Association of Builders
was continued to-day. Richard Smith of
Omaha offered a resolution setting forth
that convict labor was frequently brought
Into contact with the builders, to their se
rious detriment, and asking the proper
authorities to pass a law to make the price
of convict labor work the same as the cur
rent prices of the regular trade.
'!"h''report of the Committee on Arbi
tration calls attention to the fact that one
of the fundamental principles of the de
claration of principles ofthe Xational As
sociation reads that employers in the
building trade should recognize that
there ore great opportunities for good in
associations of workmen, and while con
demning improper methods on the part
of such associations, they should be ready
to aid them in all honorable purposes.
The committee believe it absolutely neccs-
Bary that there should be an association
of employers and workmen to serve as
representative bodies in cases of disagree
ment, and it is Uie duty of the National
Association to ■ recommend a definite
method of arbitration, which shall fully
recognize the rights of both employer's
Other matters were discussed.
GENERAL SIIEItMAX ILL.
His Condition Lnst N'.cHt Said to be
New Yokk. Feb. 10.—The condition of
Genera] Sherman, who is Buffering from
erysipelas, is so much improved that the
physicians pronounced him out of
danger, but say it will beat least a month
before the patient can leave the house.
A. notice posted on the door of General
Sherman's house to-night says: "The
door-bell insist not be rung." An at
tendant was kept at the door to answer
immediately the u:iir-1v of any caller.
Drs. Janeway and Alexander were in the
bouse I" stay all night. Notwithstanding
nil this, the attendant at the door said
that the General was a little better than
the day before, and erysipelas had not set
LATER.—General Sherman's daughter
v:is seen and asked the true Cuts. She
said: "His condition to-night is very
serious. but not hopeless. The doctors do
not look for any change until to-morrow
evening at the earliest. Erysipelas has
a, and lather is suffering a great deal
The Strike In Pennsylvania Swelled to
Pittsbcrg, Feb. 10. —Dispatches from
the Coiir.elLsville coke region report that
the strike of coke-workers and miners is
general, 10,000 men being out. All the
plants have dosed down.
DOTTED MEItS wor.KKr.s.
CoiiUMBCa 'Ohio;, Feb. 10.—The first
annual convention of the United Mine
Workers of America, opened this morn
ing, with fully three thousand delegates
3entfrom fifteen States. The object
. : the convention Is to make arrange
ments for the Inauguration of an 8-hour
day on May l. 1S»1. The sentiment of
tiic speak rs seemed to Li- that every
thing waa in good shape for ~ monster
strike Bfay next if the demand lor a
I shorter day is disallowed.
The convention listened to an enthusi
astic address by President Gompers on
- the prospects of the eight-hour question,
President Rao. in his report took strong
ground in favor of eight hours a day, and
urged islj to get ready for May Ist, when
a move will be male by the miners.
Secretary Watehorn cave a detailed
statement of the affairs of the order. It
new lias a total membership of over 70,
--000, both the Knights of Labor and Pro
gressive Unionists being about equal.
Their elforts are all directed in one chan-
Prohlbltlon In Xorth Dakota.
r.isMAHOK, Feb. 10.—The deadlock in the
House over the submission of the prohi
bition amendment lasted all night and
until 2 o'clock this afternoon. Enough
votes were mustered at l:-"J0 to defeat the
motion to reconsider the vote ■whereby re
sulmii.ssion was defeated, and the House
then adjourned, immediately reas
sembling, however, for to-day's session.
Another motion to reconsider resubmis
sion was made, and, after another light,
the matter was made the special order for
Western Passenger Association.
Chicago, Feb. 10.—Chairman Finley,
of the Western Passenger Association,
has notified the General Passenger Agents
of the Union Pacific, Deliver and Kio
Grande, Bio Grande Western and Colo
rado Midland, that the lines in his
association will refuse to honor tickets of
their issue requiring the signatures of
purchasers! when such signatures are!
omitted, it having been discovered that
the roads named have been departing
from the rule.
Decision Against "Clubs."
St. Louis, Feb. 10.—A decision by the
Court of Appeals to-day will probably re-
Bait in the closing ap of a hundred or i
more "clubs," most of which were or- !
! organized for the purpose of evading Hie
liquor law as a private <-iui>. The court
holds that no person in the S'.ute may
lawfully engage in the practice of selling
liquors by the drink without a dram-shop
Suieido of a Bwedlah Artist.
New York, Feb. 10.—Madame Augusta
Berg, a Swedish artist, 40 years of age,
living at the Metropolitan Hotel, died
i;i^t night from the effects of morphine,
supposed to. have been taken with sui- :
dual attempt. No cause is assigned for
i the act. The Swedish Consul says she. is i
I well connected in Stockholm, and has a
! daughter in school there.
] Players for Colonel Robinson's Team.
Chicago, Feb. 10.—Captain O'Neil of'
! the Oakland club left for home to-night, I
taking with him Cantfllion, who played
with him last year, and Martin MtiQuuid
of Chicago, whose signature he secured.
It was understood that when McQuaid
: was released from Minneapolis Monday
he would sign with Portland, but lie de
cided in favor of Oakland;
ratal Railway Collision.
F.r.MiUA (N. V.), Feb. 10.—A Lacka-j
wanna passenger train collide:! with a ,
freight near Dansville late to-night. The !
engineer, fireman and a brakeman are ■
said to have been killed, and a number of
people badly hurt.
liATkh.—It is learned that none of the l
passengers were fatally injured, although
badly shaken up.
Death of an Ex-Supreme Justice.
Lawrence (Mass.), Feb. 10.—Wm. M.
Morton, ex-Chief Justice of the Massa
chusetts Supreme Court, died this even
ing, aged 72.
Ended in a Draw.
St. Paul. Feb. 10.—The tight to-night
between Denny Kelliher and Black
Pearl lasted ten rounds, and ended in a
THE EXAMINING BOAIUVS REPORT !
RECEIVED AT "WASHINGTON.
Permanent Appropriations Recom
mended for the Improvement
of the Channel.
j Special to the Uecord-Uxiox.
Washington, Feb. 10.—The report of I
| the Board appointed to make an examin
atkm of the Sacramento River has been!
j received by the War Department, and it ;
j will be made public to-:norrow. The j
j War Department officials guarded the re- j
port very carefully, and even refused to
let a California Congressman .see it before
it was transmitted to Congress.
Secretary Proctor in his statement will!
s;;;>- that the board appointed under tho '
provisions of the river and harbor appro- !
priotion bill of September, 1.590, to make
a preliminary examination of the Sacra
mento and Feather Rivers, in California,
has submitted to this department a re
port of theirinvesiigatfon.
The recommendations of the board may ;
be summ&rized us follows: First, a pro-;
manent yearly appropriation not to ex-1
ceed $25,000 for the improvement and ;
preservation of the channels and banks \
by use of a snag-boai and crew on the I
Sacramento River above the city of Sacra- i
mento; second, a specific appropriation
of 9275,006 for tin! closure of Jacob Slough, j
on the east bank ofthe Sacramento River
above the city of Sacramento; third,si
specific appropriation of!J300,000 for treat- i
'in nt of toe Yuba. near and above
. Marysville; fourth, a specific annual ap- '
propriation of $£0,000 for the improve-!
ment of the navigable channels of Feather
1 j The board concludes its report with the
following language: "In closing the re
port the board desires to say that a levee '
system, in a great part already existing, i
needs to be projected: and completed tor
the Feather River, in order to secure the
| maximum improvement of which it is
The report of the Board is made direct
i to Krigadier-Ceneral Chief of Engineers, !
Thomas L. Casey-, and is by him trans
mitted to Secretary Proctor. Kach mem
ber ofthe California delegation, except!
Senator Hearst, waa seen to-night by the
California Associated Press correspondent
and asked about the prospects for secur
i insr the appropriations, or at least a part
tof them, as recommended by the Sacra
j mento River Commission. Noneof them
j had s< on the report, but when told of the
j recommendations contained in it. they
seemed gratified and thankful that the
board had even recommended this small
outlay of money ior these important im
, All ofthe California Representatives in
< longress take-more or leas interest in the
Sacramento River, as they all regard it
as one of the most important matters that
; eon erna the State of California.
i! McKenna probably takes a livelier in
, terest in the matter than any of the
others. McKenna Ihinkfc that the appro
priation recommended by the board is a
iiin-c pittance to what it should be. "The
i • iik' ot the Sacramento Valley have lor
i years been hoping against hope that Con
gress would do something for the river.
! The boards heretofore appointed have
; never taken a broad view of tho situation.
aud it has been like nulling teeth to get
■ the Government to do anything at all for
■ i "The appropriations recommended by
• I the River Commission will, of course, be
i ! better than nothir.gr, and perhaps we
j ought to be thankful to 'get this much.
The next thing to accomplish is to get
i | Congress to carry out the recoinnienua
, i tions. The commission's report came in
| so late that the prospects for getting an
r appropriation at this Congress are not
i very bright, but with a strong eilort we
i may ix; able to get an appropriation in on
tht; sundry civil appropriation bill, which
I i is now pending in the Senate."
SACEAMEXTO, WEDNESDAY MdßmtfG, FEBRUARY 11, 1891.
Terrible Work of Two Villains in
Napa County. .
A WEALTHY RANCHER'S WIFE MUR
DERED IN COLD BLOOD.
The Ilusbimd Tied and Drugged, and
Afterward Shot Twice by tne As
sassins, "Wlio Succeed in Kscap
ing—Lynching "Will Probably Fol
low Should They be Captured.
Special to tho Record-Union.
Napa, Feb. 10.—A crime, which is too
horrible to bo depicted by words, wad
committed at the Greenwood ranch, six
inilos south of this city, last evening, tho
news of which was brought to town this
About (> o'clock last evening, as Captain
J. O« Greenwood was on ihe way to his
boose from the bain, where lie had been
to milk his cows, h<> was met by two wel
dressed strangers. and upon meeting hii
they each presented a pistol at him ati<
shouted : "Throw up your hand: ." v
i;ivr entirely ai ill ■■[■■ mercy, bo compile*
•i. ' ;Ik y took him to tho house, entere<
the kitchen, and there tied him band am
toot r after ■which thoy compelled him
drink three or lbisr s-.vallows of a liqrt
from a bottle which they bad. Th
proved to be a drag to take away h
sensoa, for he gradually lost all foolii
Vv"liil«> Mr. Greenwood was doing tl
bain chores, his wife had driven to a
neighbor's nearby to get the mail,and
about the time the two men Luid him well
tiud ami dragged she returned. As she
came up on to the porch one of the men
met her and made a grab at her. She
dodged quickly back and fell oil" the
porch. The other man then came to the
tssistanee and Mrs. Greenwood was
dragged into the kitchen, where she, too,
w:>.s bound and drugged.
Jsy this time Mr.-Greenwood had be
Mrs. Greenwood's body-was found by
him i&ter ona. bed in a bedroom near-at
hand; It fa presumable that the robben
took her there and finding that she made
resistance killed her.
Mr. Greenwood partially recovered
consciousness about 11 o'clock, as near.ns
he ian toll, and after a great struggle
broke the cord from his legs and made
his way to the bedroom to tind his wife
As he returned from the bedroom to the
front hall he was again met by the rob
bers and they then shot him twice, both
bullets entering his left cheek. One
ranged downward and he spit that out of
hie mouth with a tooth which it tore out,
and the other went upward and the
physician removed it from his scalp this
morning. He will probably recover,
though the nervous shock is fully as
96 ■ ere <>n him as the injury received. Ho
was so weak from the loss of blood and
the drags admifcisterefi that he lay on the
floor in the hall where he was shot until
this morning, when he roused a little and
crawled out to the road, whore a passing
neighbor was given the alarm and assist
ance was called.
The house had been ransacked from top
to bottom, and it is evident the men were
alter plunder, but Mr. Greenwood says
there was only §1 in the house, so their
reward was small.
The victims of this awful affair*were
highly respectable he being a
a wealthy farmer, and they have lived
here for many years. He is sixty years
old and his wife was a few years
Much feeling is expressed among the
citizens of the county, and if the men who
perpetrated the deed can be found it is
probable no court of justice will have any
opportunity to consider the ease.
Mr. Greenwood says he never saw the
men before, and no clew as to who they
axe is left, save that one of them left his
bloody shoes, and they may possibly help
solve the question.
The horse which Mrs. Greenwood
drove to llie neighbor's last evening was
foahd near the barn this morning. The
whole rig shows hard driving and it is
presumed that the men drove it a long
distance after committing the crime and
then turned it loose to conic home alone.
Napa, Feb. 10.—The story of the crime
as told by Mr. Greenwood, who still sur
vives, is thai just before dark last night
he was doing some work near the house
in the rear, and two strangers approached
him and asked tor work. Upon being
told that he needed no help tliey asked
for something to eat. lie explained thai
his wife was away and there was nothing
prepared to serve them with.
At this they both drew revolvers, and
one of them said, "Throw up your hands;
what we want is money."
They then inarched him to the house,
entering the kitchen. There they tied
his hands and compelled him to drink a
liquid which proved to be a drug to take
away his senses.
About this time Mrs. Greenwood, who
had driven to a neighbor's, returned.
(M'.e of the men went out on the porch as
she came up, and dragged her into the
kitchen, where they tied her hands and
feet and gave her some of the drug.
For some time after this Mr. Green
wood was left in the kitchen alone while
two men went with Mrs. Greenwood in
tho bed-room near by. He says they
| were gone, he thinks, about half an hour.
I when they returned and took him into
the front halL and tied him securely, and
I after going all over the house they took
the horse and bnggv which Mrs. Green
! wood had left standing in front of the
house and drove away.
For about an hour he worked to free
: himself, and finally broke the cord which
! bound his feet. He went at once to the
; bedroom where his wife lay, but as his
hands were securely tied behind him, he
could do nothing but call to her. (She did
not answer, and it is probable that the
drug had made her unconscious.
After some minutes he sank down be
hind the bid nearly unconscious, and lav
there until he heard the clock strike 11.
i About that time the men returned, and I
! finding him in the bedroom, took him
back to the hall and retied and gauged
him, after which the leader of the two
placed his pistol close to his (Green
i wood's) left cheek and tired twice One '
, bullet went through the cheek and tore i
i out a. tooth, and stopped in his mouth,
| while the other ranged upward and was
removed from the back of the neck this
morning by a physician.
The fiends evidently presumed that he
was dead, and left him. They went into
; the bedroom, where Mrs. Greenwood
was, and shot her through the head kill
Soon all was still, but not knowing I
; whether they were really gone, Green- I
i wood did not dare to make any move !
but hud there quietly until it began to I
be daylight, when he worked his feet
loose and made his wav to the road I
: where he gave tho alarm to a passing i
neighbor, who, after removing the gag i
called the neighbors to help and brought
the news to town. &
• sfr Vr re(; mY ood presented a pitiable '
sight. He had lain in his own blood all '
night, and the blood and powd«r smoke '
hud so smeared his face that he was 1
hardly recognizable. It is thought that
with good care lie will recover, lie is a
man oftio years, while his wife was not
A description of the men, as given by
Mr. Greenwood, is as follows: The
leader was an American; about 5 feet 10
inches high, large build, d;>rk com
plexion and mustache, and wore a stylish
suit of clothes and a soft hat. The otJ^.r
man was a Swede, light compjexioned,
medium size, light mustache, OHiek, low
crowned hat, and a dark suit of clothes.
One of the men left his shoes, which
were spattered with blood tnd wore
ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION AT EED
Red Bluff, Feb. 10.—A mun named
Wilkinson was arrested last night for
firing a gun into the residence of Mr.
Wadsworth, near Hooker Station, this
county. One ball was mashei on the
stove and another ball passed close to tho
headftof Wads worth and his two daugh
ters asleep in a bed-room hear the
kitchen. Wilkinson was examined this
morning, and held in £1,000 bonds to ap
pear before the Superior Court. He is
now on trial for grand larceny in stealing
and appropriating the ties ofthe rai!ro.;d
company. Len Harris, the company's
detective, is aiding the Sheriff in fer
retting out tli3 guilty parties.
Oregon Legislative Doings'.
Salem (Or.), Feb. 10.— The House
yesterday passed a bill appropriating
SjoO.ooo for Oregon's exhibit at the World's
Fair. . -jffl ,
The House to-day passed the pill divid
ing the State into two ('oujjressional Dis
tricts. The First District is to include
Eastern Oregon, Miiltiioinah County and
tho oilier Columbia River counties. Tho
Second District comprises the Willamette
Valley and the southwestern counties, to
gether with Klamath and Lake.
Sweet Wine Manufacturers.
Sax Frakcisco, Fe'i. 10.— The Execu
tive Committee of the association of sweet
wine manufacturers met tc-dajfc It was
decided to call the association "the Sweet \
Vv'iue Men's Protective Leagued Severed !
names were submitted for appointment j
as delegates to visit Washington to push ■
sweet wine legislation, but no appoint
ment was made. It is understood, how
ever, that C. A. Wetmore will be elected
as a delegate.
Mf.hckd, Feb. 10.—diaries Reynolds,'
aged 12 years, killed his brother Bert,
aged !), this afternoon by the accidental !
discharge of his gun while out hunting
on the Merced liiver. The charge
entered the back of the neck, making a
fearful wound and causing instant death.
The boys are sons of Richard Reynolds, a
well-known tanner on the Merced River.
Suicide at Sea.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 10.—The steamer
City of Pueblo arrived to-night from
Victoria. The Captain reports on the
way down that Mrs. Clorinda Rlley, of
Victoria, jumped overboard and was I
drowned. Her brother-in-law states that
siie was a native of Ontario, Canada, and
ihat she was on her way to visit her
mother at Ontario, California. She had
recently experienced money losses.
An Ex-Convict. •
Sax Fkamisco, Feb. 10.—The true
name of Frank Quinn, who wns badly
battered with a weight when heitftempled
to rob the grocery of Ring UroJpers lust
Saturday night, is Jack u'Neiilf He re
cently completed serving a sentence in
the State prison, where he was Jem from
an interior county for larceny. He lies
at the Receiving Hospital in a precarious
Death from La Grippe.
NArA, Feb. 10.—Dr. E. T. .Wilkins,
resident physician ofthe State Asylum
for the Insane here, died at 12:30 o'clock
to-day. He was sixty-six years of ago
and has been in charge of the asylum
here for nineteen years. He was a pVoni
inent Mason and Knight Templar and
highly esteemed throughout the State.
His ailment was la grippe.
Bag Plant for Washinjrton.
Oi.ympia (Wash.), Feb. 10.—The Senate
to-day passed the House bill appropriat
ing 81(10,000 toward the establishment and
maintenance of a bug plant ai the Walla
Walla Penitentiary- The mill will eon
taia tifiy looms, and will be modeled
after that of San Quentin, Cal.
Found Dead in Ills Bed.
Santa Kosa, Feb. 10.—Lee Ames, son
of C. (i. Ames, formerly Treasurer of San
Francisco, was (bond dead in his bed
Ihis morning. Death is supposed to have
resulted from excessive cigarette smok
Fuilure of a Hardware Company.
Pkxdletox (Or.), Feb. 10.—The Pen
dlelon Hardware and Implement Com
pany has assigned. Assets, jf-J-J.OOO; lia
bilities, 128,000. It is said the failure was
caused by the pressure of Oregon cred
Murder In tho First Decree.
Sax Rafakl, Feb. 10.—The jury in the
case of Lee Doon, charged with the mur
der of William N. Shenton on December
L'd last, to-day rendered a verdict of guilty
of murder in the first degree. Sentence
will be pronounced on Friday.
Snow in Oregon.
Union (Or.), Feb. 10.—The heaviest
snow and wind-storm of the season has
been raging all day.
THE SECRET OUT.
KEASON OF GOV. IIILL'S ACCEPT
ANCE OF THE SENATORsSHir.
It Was Because of a Letter "Written
Him From the Pen of Henry
Special to the Record-Uxiojj.
Bamimori;, Feb. 10.—The Am to-mor
row will publish a dispatch from
Washington referring to the report that
the conclusion of Governor Hill of New
York to conic to the Senate was bectusa
of a letter written him by Henry Watter
son. last November.
The letter is printed in full. In it Mr.
Wattersou says that outside of the State
of New York there is a well nigh unani
mous demand among the Democrats for
the nomination of Cleveland too strong for
the party managers to resist. If II ill
should come to the Xational Convention
with the New York delegation solid
against Cleveland, he would be over
"You are powerless to prevent," adds
Watterson, "but you can defeat the elec
tion of the ticket. There are Democrats
in every part of the Union who believe
you did this in ISSS. I know it to be
false, but it will cling to you as long as
you live, and will meet you in every Na
tional Convention if it be nofdissipated
by some act on your part great enough to
blot it out. In default of this, if you have
any hope ofthe Presidency, it will defeat
that. If you could reconcile it with your
judgment to make peace with Cleveland,
and take the delegation to the National
Convention in 1892 to put him in nomina
tion, you will save the party and place
yourself upon an elevation you can never
attain if you fail to do it. You would be
received by the country with enthusiasm,
and I don't see how you could be kept
out of succession. On the other hand,
even if yon succeeded in defeating the
nomination of Cleveland, you will stand
upon a sinister and dangerous ground,
with a stormy future before you."
THE WHITE METAL.
Conference Held by Republican
AN EFFORT TO BE MADE LOOKING TO
St. Louts Merc-annts Appear Before
tlio House Committee uud Vicor
ously Protest Against the Pasßn«o
of the Bill—Adjournment of the In
ternational Monetary Conference.
Special to the Record-Uxios?.
Washington-, Feb. 10.—The silver
question continues the chief topic, of dis
cussion on the House side of the Capitol,
, and to-day matters have taken a new
sliapo. Tho silver Republicans had a
conference last night, at which there was
a pretty general and free interchange of
views. It was determined to make an
effort looking to tho free coinage of
tho American product, with a seigniorage
charge on foreign sliver, in a quiet way.
The advisability oi 1 holding a party cau
cus on tiiis proposition will beiaooted.
Those in charge oj' the plan are not very
sanguine of aucceag, and at present the
situation :s full of complications.
The "Democrats, it has been found, aro
not as*a rule willing to favor any meas
ure which does not provide for absolute?
and unlimited free coinage, while to a
very considerable uuiulier of Hepubli
eans the free coinage of the American
product is almost, if not quite, as objec
tionable RS the bill which passed the
Senate. In view of the mqny difficulties
in the way, the silver men are moving
riJst::,ioNV hka'rd dy the committee.
WaSHISOTOU, Feb. 10.—The Hous,-
Coinage Commit tea assembled this morn
ing. Ueorge Leighton and E. A. Hitch
eotsk ofst. Louis, representing merchants
and manufacturers with « capital of $100,
--000,000 who signed th# memorial .against
the passage ot the froo coinage bill, were
present, and* the former addressed the
committee. ''The memorial signed In St.
Linus." he said, "did not have the signa
ture of a single banker or capitalist."
Leighton said lie believed the world was
| now in such dose business communica
tion that an international bimetallic ar
rangement might be. effected on a proper
ratio, but that nothing could bo accom
plished if this country started out with
the determination to force the acceptance
of its views. Notwithstanding the cry of
interested parties be maintained the great
body <>;' tli" industrial people ofthe West,
and especially oi Missouri, were opposed
to free coinage.
Witness having stated it was necessary
that tiie currency should be of a metal
whose value varies least,, and that metal
was gold, Carter oalled attention to the
(act that silver never \ nried so greatly as
gold between IS-JS and 1880, atul then
asked why the use of bolh metals would
not constitute a more unvarying standard
than either oftbeui separately', a* experi- j
encehad shown alternately but not shmil- !
taneously tlnit the supply of silver had
Witness, in reply, said he was a bimet
allist, but believed the free coinage of sil
ver, without an international agreement,
would not mean bimetallism, but the use
of silver only. That the silver agitation
had greatly affected business, he said, was
shown by the fact that notes and new
bonds now in many instances were made
payable in gold by contract. The silver
advocates might say the gun was not
loaded, but the substantial point was that
a good many people believed it was
loaded, and nothing should be done to
disturb confidence when business was in
a very satisfactory condition. In the end
it would be the consumer and tho pro
ducer, and not the business men, who
would have to bear the burden of the
wide fluctuations. Commerce would aj
ways take care of itself and would always
charge a premium that would more than
cover the rise taken. In his judgment,
this country watt already adding too much
silver to the currency of the country, and
if it kept up it would inevitably result in
our getting on a silver basis. All the talk
about public sentiment in favor of free
coinage was bosh. It was a manufactured
sentiment that did not exist.
INTERNATIONAL StONETRYY CONFER
Washington, Feb. 10.—The Interna
tional Monetery Conference has ad
journed until March 23di The reason as
signed by n prominent member waa the
fact that the legislation now pending in
Congress may materially change the situ-
I ation of silver, and until the question is
disposed of it is not thought advisable to
further discuss the subject of interna
They Aro Flatly Denied by Chairman
Washington, Feb. 10. — Chairman
Dingley, of the Silver Pool Investigating
Committee, referring to the latest state
ment of Owenby, made in Chicago, llatly
denies the gentleman's allegations. As
to Owenby's complaint that he was not
permitted to give certain information,
Dingley said that the papers in question
were admitted by the committee, and
both Owenby and Donald questioned
Regarding the names which the com
mittee did not allow him to give, Dingley
.says Owenby testified that he hau no
personal knowledge of their connection
with the alleged speculation, having heard
of them from Littler, Cunningham and
others. These gentlemen were .called,
and denied that they ever told Owenby
anything of the kind, and said tjaey had
no information on that matter.
Snpreme Court Circuits.
Washington, Feb. 10. —Senator Hoar
reported to-day from the Judiciary Com
mittee as an original measure a bill to
provide for the division of the judicial
district of the United States into ten cir
cuits. The circuits, as now constituted,
embrace nine districts. The bill as re
ported increases the number to ten, and
makes some changes in the boundaries.
The bill provides that the Chief Justice
and Associate Justices be assigned by the
court to the circuits and a new allotment
be made whenever it becomes necessary
by reason of the alteration of any circuit
or new appointment to the Supreme
t Exported Cattle.
Washington, Feb. 10. —Stockbridge,
from the Committee on Commerce, to
day reported to the House a bill to pro
vide for the safe transport and humane
treatment of cattle exported from the
United States to foreign countries.
It authorizes the Secretary of Agricult
ure to examine all vessels carrying ex
j port cattle from ports ofthe United States
!to foreign countries, and to prescribe
| rules and regulations for their proper
"Washingto*.-, Feb. 10.—Assistant Sec
retary Spalding has informed a cor
respondent that raw sugar not above
16 Dutch standard in color received in
bond prior to April Ist will be exempt
from duty on withdrawal for consump
tion after that date, by virtue of the pro
visions of paragraphs 241 and 726, and
sections 1 and 50 of the tariff Act.
United in Marriage.
Washington, Feb. 10.— W. F. Whar
ton, First Assistant Secretary of State,
and Miss Susan Clay, daughter of Rich
ard Clay, United States Consul-General
to Canada, wore married this afternoon.
United States District Judge.
Washington, Feb. 10.—James H.
Beatty of Idaho was to-day nominated
for United States Judge for" the District
A Resolution Ajrainsl Participation In
the AVorld's I'alr.
Carson (New), Feb. 10.—Assembly
man Menary introduced a concurrent
resolution to-day as follows:
Wmkkkas. It has corns to our knowledge
that a nuinlM-r of members of the Chicago
Hoard of Trade have petitioned Congress not
to pan the Free Coinage Aci. and wSeraas, It
is apparent that the people of Chicago feel no
Interest in our weiiiiiv, out on the contrary
have manifested a positive enmity for the
great fodast ry of our Mate, therefore bo it
Resetted, That, Nevada a*a state take no
part in the World's Columbian Exposition to
bo hold in Chicago in 189: i.
The measure »h similar to that intro
duced in the Colorado Legislature. The
feeling in >"yva:l:i is very bitter against
the Chicago Board of Trade. The reso
lution will undoubtedly be defeated, but
this attitude shows the condition of things
in this .State.
The Alila Train Robbers.
Delano, Feb. 10.—A dispatch received
here this morning from the Sheriff of
Tnlare County stales that lie, in company
with a posse from Bokersfleld, had shot
two men near San Luis Obispo. The
men were trailed all the way from the
scene of the train robber; at Alila. There
«re no further particulars, and it is sup
posed thai the men refused to surrender
and showed tight.
SaS Luis Ori-ipo, Feb. s.—Nothing is
known here of the reported shooting of
the Alila train robbers near this place.
Tin- Sheriff has not hetfrd of it.
General Cutting Resiuns.
Sax FitAXCisro, Feb. 10.—Brigadier-
General John T. Cutting, commanding
the brigade of the National Guard, has
forwarded his resignation to Governor
Markiuun. He will leave for Washing
ton in a few days to prepare fyr his Con
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
THE PACIFIC CABLE AJVIENDMDXT
AGREED TO IX THE SEXATE.
Commander Relter's Action in the
Bnrrunilia Affair Discussed
in ill.- Ilouse.
Special to the Record-Uxiox.
Washctoton, Feb. 10.—The House bill
to revise the wages of certain employes
of the Government Printing Office was
taken up and passed, with a substitute
providing that all night employes be paid
20 per cent, in addition to the amount paid
for day labor.
son, Haw ley and Gorman appointed con
ferees on the part of the Senate. Dawes,
Plumb and (jorman were appointed con
ferees on the part of the Senate on forti
The naval appropriation bill was then
taken up and Hale made a statement as
to its provisions.
The first amendment reported from the
Committee on Appropriations was the
following: To enable the President to
cause careful soundings to be made be
tween San Francisco an<! Honolulu for
the purpose of determining the practica
bility of laying a telegraphic cable
between those points, &iO,Wio, or so nrach
thereof as may be necessary, and the
President is hereby authorized to direct
the use of any vessel or vessels belonging
to the United States in making such sur
vey. It was agreed to after remarks by
Gorman to the effect that it was not to be
regarded as committing the Government
in any way to the proposition that the
Government was to lay the cable.
The item of 625,000 for equipment and
arms for naval militia in various States
was challenged by Carlisle, and ex
plained by Hale as applying to certain
States that had organizations for drilling
and training for naval services, just as the |
land militia had for land service.
Carlisle opposed the item. He thought l
it merely the beginning of a bounty sys- i
The paragraph was amended to read
"for arms," instead of "equipment and
arms," and agreed to—3l to 15.
The next amendment was one provid
ing for a drydock on the Columbia River
or on Pugct Sound.
• Allen moved a substitute fixing the
site at Port Orchard or on Pugct Sound.
No action reached on the amendment.
A message from the President, with
the correspondence relating to the con
duct of Commander Reiter, was present
ed and referred to the Committee on
The President's veto message on the
bill for a public building at Dallas, Tex.,
with the action of the House passing the
bill over the veto, was presented and re
Eulogies were delivered on the late
Representative Walker of Missouri, and
the Senate adjourned.
IX THK HOCSE.
Washington, Feb. 10.—In the Hou/so
the House bill increasing to §100 a month
the pension of the widow of General
Ouster was passed.
Unanimous consent for the Committee
on Coinage, Weights and Measures to si,.
during the session of the House was
The House then went into Committee
of the Whole on the legislative appropri
In the general debate the Barrundia ease
was revived by Dalzell of Pennsylvania,
who defended the action of Commander
Reiter. The public reprimand adminis
tered to the Commander by the Secretary
of the Navy, he said, was unwarranted
and unjust. Dalzell affirmed th:it Guate
mala bad a right to arrest Barrundia while
on board the Aeapuleo. Was there he
asked, one law to be followed when'we
faced Guatemala and another when wo
faced Great Britain. France or Germany t
He said, "May." The killing of Burundi*
could not do the American tlagany harm
It never had been the function of our Hag!
it was not now, and it never would be, to
protect criminals, to defeat the admistra
tion of justice, to defy well recognized
principles of international law in the
ports of any power, whether great or in
Lodge of Massachusetts and Poliver of
lowa defended the action of the Secretary
of the Navy.
Boutelle of Maine said he would not
have written the letter to Commander
Reiter that the Secretary had published,
and if he had written it he would not
Fithian of Illinois opposed the shipping
bill, and attacked Charles Hill, Secretary
of the Shipping League, on account of his
statement that he (Fithian) was a British
emissary. He denounced the statement
as a lie and the author as an unmitigated
Farquhar of New York briefly defended
the bill, and without disposing of it tho
committee rose and the House adjourned.
WHOLE TsO. 15,359.
A Correspondent Tells of Theik
Cruel Treatment in Russia,
THE CZAR COGNIZANT OF ALL THAT'
IS TAKING PLACE.
He Kefnses to Allow a Document to ba
Published Asking the Public to
Remember that the Jews are llu
man Beblgp, and Should be Trontittt
Special to the Record-Union.
London, Feb. 10.—The St. Petersburg:
correspondent of the Telepraph writes at
length of the persecution of Jews, which
he says, has been, if anything, more
marked sineo th«- potation from Guild
Hall, London, was returned without
comment by the Czar. Russia's reply to
the respectful petition consists of secret
circulars ordering the officials to vigor
ously administer the anti-Semetic law, .
and supply the legal deficiences by their
The correspondent says the Poles, after
the rebellion of 1.584, were less inhumanly,
treated than the Jews arc to-day. The I
Jews, through the wretched life they are .
forced to live, are physically degenerate,
and becoming a most striking embodi
ment of human life continuing in spite of
the gradual decay of the vital functions.
General Gourkee, Governor of War
saw, with a knowlege of this, issues the
most stringent relations as to the exam
ination of young Jews for military re
cruits, harrassing those found physically
unable to bear arms by repeated cruel \
examinations, dragging iii >m several
times a year from their homes to the ex
amining stations, many miles away, they
I being compelled to go on foot, chaiued
witli convict gangs.
The strange anomaly is the conduct of
Prince Dolgouroff, Governor 1 of Moscow,
who has been obliged many times to turn
to wealthy Jews for monetary assistance, ■
and is indebted to them. In* his district.
the Jews are treated with marked len
Referring to the report that the Czar
does not know of the enormities perpe- <
trated in liis name, the correspondent
says the truth is that the Czar knows i
enough to convince him that the Jews
arc more cruelly treated than horses, cat
tle or swine, which are eared for as the
gifts of God.
A number of eminent Russian literary
men recently addressed a declaration to
the public and journalists asking them
to remember that the Jews were human
The Government refused to allow the
declaration to be published. A personal
friend of the Czar laid the document be
fore him with an humble request from
the authors for its publication. The Czar
read both papers and Hung them away.
THE IRISH QUESTION.
Hopes for o Peaceable Settlement ~So\r
Frtr. in.—A Herald Ixm
don special says: Communications are>
| still going on between the two sections of
the Irish party, and Gill has left for Bou
logne. Hope of a peaceable arrangement
is now very feeble among both sections
of the party, and the members of the
McCarthy section complain that Parnell
is constantly altering and raising his con
The points on which Parnell takes ex- ■
ceptions to the charter assurances given \
by the Liberal leaders are, it is said, the I
land question and imperial vote. It is
now generally believed that the negotia
tions will end in a failure, and that the •.
rupture in the Irish party will continue '
during the remainder of this Parliament.
It is intended to hold a meeting of tho
McCarthy section to-morrow. McCarthy 1
will then make a statement on the posi- )
tion of affairs, and give a history of the -
nosrotiations on which he and his col
leagues have been engaged. It will be
for a meeting to decide whether any j
further efforts are to be made to effect a /
reunion of the party, but a number of
McCarthy's followers are in favor at once
of breaking oil' negotiations with Parnell.
It is stated that, even in case Parnell \
should resign the leadership of the Irish
j party for the present Parliament, he will;
I ronsider himself free to prosecute his '
j campaign in Ireland, sit independently
on the Irish questions in the Ilouse, and,
after the general election, lie would claim )
the right to be renominated as Chairman
of the party.
""WELD CAT" BAXKE2.
A Decided Sensation In Paris Over His
Paris, Feb. 10. —A decided sensation
has been caused by the disappearance of
a well-known private banker, Victor
Mace, who, it is learned, left debts
amounting to $1,000,000,
Five years ago he opened an establish
ment, doing a business which in America
would be denominated "wild cat," offer
ing interest on deposits averaging as
high as 10 per cent, a month. He adver
tised widely, and conducted afUftrs in so
plausible a manner that he accumulated
a very largo clientage. Rumors have
frequently been afloat regarding the in
stability of his promises, but he always
managed to reassure tho depositors, fre
quently telling them that hi; had inside
tips on the financial situation, etc.
The latter part of last week, however,
more serious rumors became current, ana
tho depositors besieged the bunk only
Ito find Mace absent. The police had to
phye a guard over the institution to save
it from being s;u-ked.
To-day they produced a letter from
I Mace saying that he leaves his creditors
all the money lie has —one million francs
—and is going to suicide. Few people
believe he will do this.
His accounts show that he owes at
least 20.000,000 francs to depositors.
"Will Not Seek Re-election.
Londux. Feb. 10. —Justin Huntley Mc-
Carthy, son of the leader of the anti-
Parnell faction, announces that he will
not seek ro-clection to Parliament, as he
is absorbed in literary pursuits.
Peasants Devoured by Wolves.
Vik.nx v, Feb. 10.—Horrible reports of
depredations by wolves are received from
| Szanda, Hungary. On Baron Wodiauor's
estate, alone twenty peasants have been
! devoured by the ravenous beasts.
j Large Purse for Slavln and Sullivan.
London, Feb. 10.— The Ormonde Club
offers a purse ofSln.ooo for a boxing
match of ten rounds between Slavin and
He I>kln't Sal!.
JBKSBT City, Feb. 10.—Henry Krae
mer of Los Angeles, Cal., secured passage
on a steamer bound for Antwerp, and was
to have sailed to-morrow. This evening
he was buncoed out of $240.
Two Miners Killed In a Snow-slide.
Tkllcride (Col.), Feb. 10. —A snow
slide in the San Beanardino mountains
curried five miners down the valley, kill
ing two and injuring the others.