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VOLUME LXXX.--XO. 149.
Henious Crime Planned by a Mem-
ber of the Whisky Trust.
THE PLOT UNEARTHED ON THE EVE
OF ITS CONSUMMATION.
Georfje J. Gibson Arrested at Chicago
and Charge*! with an Attempt to
Bri!>e a Government Official to Blow
Up the Shtifeldt Distillery—A Dynn
mito Machine nnd Other Evidence
I'ound In His Possession.
partnient, turn- In this «-Uy, arc true, oneof
the most diabolical of dynamite plots, in
volving great loss of life and properly,
has been discovered, and its consumma
tion prevented just on the eve of its pat
ting into effect. The Western Distiller
and Gattle Feeders' Association, better
known as the whisky trust, is a corpora
tion with a'capita] stuck of $35,000,000, and
controls the price of iiiprli wines through
ont the country, as it controls all of the
distilleries, with two or three exceptions.
The most important distillery outside of
the combination is that of 11. H. shufeldt
of this city, and it \v;is against this con
cern that the plot was arranged.
George J. Gibson of Peoria, 111., arrived
at 0 o'clock, and on complaint of Solicitor-
General Hart of the Treasury Depart
ment, who came here from Washington
for the purpose, was arrested as he was
alighting from a carriage at the door of
the Grand Pacific Hotel, and hurried
Hi-loss the street into the Government
building, where he was locked up. 'Die
arrest was made as quietly as possible,
and the tad was not made public until
some hours afterward.
The charge laid at (iilison's door is that
he ottered Government Ganger T. S.
Dewar, who is on duty at Shmeldt's dis
tillery, a bribe to blow up the distillery
Solicitor I fart tells the story of the plot.
He s:iys Gibson opened communication
with Dewarsome time ago, telling him at
first that Shufoldi's con.•cm was' in the
way, and that they were trying to get it
out of the way. Finally he ottered Dewar
Mo.ikjo, and then increased the offer to
925,000. to blow up the concern.
Gibson told him he had a dynamite
machine that could be exploded between
two large tanks, releasing and setting on
lire a sea of alcohol. There would be
plenty of time for Dewar to getaway,
and he was the only man who could
place the machine, because of the fad
that as a Government ganger he had ac
cess ii» all parts of the building.
"Gibson lied," said Jlart, "when he
told Dewar tin* machine would not go oil"
until he had time to get out, for it would
have exploded at once, killing the man
who placed it before he could possibly get
away, thus destroying the only evidence
against the trust people, and at the same
time saving to them tie $25,000 bribe. In
* addition to the destruction of Dewar and
' the 'buildings, the success of the plol
meant unquestionably the death of 160
men working in tin; place. As i say, De
war, under our instructions, went the
.length of the conspiracy to the point of
doing the diabolical deed, and when Gib
son was arrested he was waiting uneasily,
expecting to hear of the explosion aiid
destruction ot all these lives and all that
"We have in our possession evidence
to substantiate Dewar's offer— the dyna
mite machine, the letters of contract' be
tween Dewar and Gibson, and, in fact,
everything. The ease is practically over
so far as our department is concerned.
Tho case is made."
"Have you any evidence to show that
others of ihe trust besides Gibson wero
implicated in the conspiracy?" Avas asked
of Mr. Hart.
"While we might reason that lie was
not alone in this, and that somebody
higher up in the trust was the re
sponsible party, we have not a bit
of evidence tending to implicate any
one else. Everything we have points
to no other person. The machine, the
materials to make, it effective, and the
inculpating documents were in a, satchel
which Gibson" carried at the time of his
arrest. Some unknown person, who had
a knowledge of the conspiracy, warned
the owners of the distillery on Monday
of the danger which beset them, and fix
ing the date of the explosion for yester
day or to-day, and they wero carefully
guarding the premise's' day and night.
Two previous attempts, which were at-'
tribnted to the whisky trust, but not
proved, were made to destroy the Shu
feldt distillery with dynamite. One of
them occurred two years ago last
falL Detective Dan Oougblin, of the
city police force, was detailed on the
case, and it was while at work on
it that he made the acquaintance of
a little German named John P. Xunz.
Both of them were afterwards tried for
complicity in the assassination of Dr.
Cronin. Coughlin is serving a life sen
tence for the crime, but Kunz was ac-
This afternoon Gibson was taken befort>
United States Commissioner llayue. and
released on bail of 1*40,009. He declined
to make any statement in regard to the
In an interview to-nigh t£Gibson de
nies knowledge of any internal machine.
He asserts that he. had no dealings with
Dewar. and intimates (hat it is a conspir
acy against him (Gibson .
The Government officers are exceed
ingly confident, however, and say they
have the ease well in hand.
It was learned to-night that the infernal
machine was an ingenious device. A
gun-barrel loaded with powder and a
steel bullet was set into a can with an In
flammable liquid under it.
Dewar was to put the machine under a
vat and pour a chemical into the vent
hole. This would Ignite the liquid am!
the powder would explode. The bullet
would go through the bottom of the vat.
m I !!;<■ alcohol v. ould pour down on the
IXTKNSE BUBPKISE AT PEOHIA.
Pkouia, Feb. 11.—The arrest of J.
Gibson in Chicago teddy caused intense
surprise a( the trust headquarters.
Nobody could be fount! this afternoon.
President Gavnhui went to Washing
ton t«-!i days ago; and is siill there,
although his relatives and friends dq not
know what hotel he is at. His son'said
to-night that if las father desired to say
anything on the Bubj< t be would make
his views known, otherwise not.
The whisky m< n here ass<:; that Gib
son's arrest was ii:.' result of a on-: .
on the part of the anti-trust distillery. He
!::*s been 8 resideut of this city since r-7!\
\.!.i ;i he ca'.'.-.v hero !'--i'i'.i Cleveland and
entered the ozcplormenj ot t!>" Monarch
distillery as bookkeeper. When the
trust was ibrdicd in Itv'i. he was elected
Secretary, and has since Ki<it:!':
tion. He made money rapidly, and is
now rated at **l. r>o,oi!o.
Mayor Clark, formerly a member of
the association, s;;i.i to-night : "Gibson is
not such s fool as i<> <i :i! with ri ganger in
such a terrible affair, if it were t;-ue."'
There is a rumor to-night that United
States detectives, who were here some
time ago, gained entrance to the trust
headquarters and searched ii carefully.
leals sufficient to destroy all the distill
eries in the world. It is known that
:>lhcers were here, but the Rtory about
searching the headquarters cannot be
traced to any reliable source. Several
prominent whisky men will go to the aid
rwo Massachusetts Banks Close Their
Byer (Mass.), Feb. 11.—The First Na
tional and North Middlesex Savings
Banks closed their doors to-day. There
ire ugly rumors wfloat concerning them.
H. E. Spaulding, Cashier of botli insti
tutions, has been missing from town since
Monday evening, and where he has gone
no-one knows. The exact financial con
dition of the banks is not known. The
books will be examined at once.
Last week SpaukWng ascertained that
the Directors of the North Middlesex
Bank were about to have it examined,
when he left home, not saying when he
would return. Colonel Ncedham. for
merly the Bank Examiner, has advised
the banks not to pay out any more money
until there has been an official investiga
tion. He stated that a letter has been
found which indicates that Cashier
3pau\ding has been speculating in stocks.
Investigation tends to show that both
banks are solvent, the North Middlesex
especially so, as none of its funds have
been tampered with. If there is any loss
it will fall on the national bank.
Spaulding Avas a regular member of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,and was
considered a man of sterling habits and
Commissioner of Savings Banks Locke
■said tiiat from a superficial examination
he should think the saving bank all
right. The only chance for discrepancy
ii; on the pass books of depositors.
Bank Inspector Getchell has arrived to
examine the condition of the National
Bank. The last balance sheet of the
North Middlesex Bank showed assets
sura liabilities of $196,000:
The Supreme Court this evening issued
in injunction restraining the North Mid
dlesex Savings Bank from paying out
my money until an investigation of the
finances has been made.
Exploration of Alaska.
Washington, Feb. 11.—Representative
Tutcbeon, from the Committee on Mili
ary A flairs, to-day reported to the
loose, with favorable recommendations,
he Senate bill appropriating $100,000 to
■liable the Secretary of War to provide
or an exploration of survey of the inte
•ior of' Alaska.
TIIE HEIIO OF MANY BATTLES
Ail llopo Given TTp—His Death Likely
to Occur at Any Moment-
Special to the Record-Union.
New York, Feb. 11.—General Sherman
was very low this morning. His condi
tion has not changed for the better since
last night. At (h3O A. >t. Dr. Alexander
was waiting for tho arrival of Dr. Ed
ward O, Janeway, with whom he was to
hold another consultation. Last night?
the General only spoke when addressed
and asked to take medicine. The mem
bers of the family were about the bedside
all night. If he lives through the day tho
crisis will have passed.
The doctors announced after consulta
tion this morning that the condition of
General Sherman was less favorable than
yesterday. The General suffered consid
erable pain last night, and is constantly
Shortly before noon Dr. Alexander,
when asked for the latest news of the sick
General, said: "The General passed the
worst night he has had since he was taken
ill, and it is not too much to say that his
condition this morning is extremely crit
ical. He is very much worse than yes
terday morning, and the slight improve
ment that was observed during the day
has been entirely lost. The change tame
after midnight, and since that time he
seems to have been gradually sinking.
Iho worst feature of- the case is
that he seems to lie most of the
time in a state of coma, and can only be
roused when food is administered. The
only nourishment he has taken for sev
eral days is whisky and milk, and at times
ho declines that, especially during the
iast twenty-four hours. He does not
seem to suffer much pain, and it is this
weakness and gradual sinking that we
are r.fruid of."
On Wednesday night General Sherman
went to the Casino, in company with
many army and navy officers, and caught
a bad cold. During Sunday erysipelas
developed, attended by a high lever.
The disease spread rapidly, and yester
day his face was badly swollen anil pain
At 1 o'clock General Sherman's son
said that his father was slightly better,
but not enough to give much encourage
At 2:30 it was stated that there was no I
change in the General's condition, which
is extremely critical. Ho was evidently
slowly dying, and was only aroused
when spoken to.
At 4 r. m. General Sherman rallied.
Ihe doctors were so much encouraged
that they have hopes of his recovery.
The condition of the General this even
ing was still considered precarious, but
the success with which ho battled this I
afternoon was the foundation of new I
hopes for his ultimate recovery. In tho
afternoon he frequently rallied suili
i-iently to recognize members of his
family and some old friends admitted to
the sick chamber.
General Kwing says that when roused
General Sherman is intelligent and free
from all hallucination, but yesterday and i
to-day he has been much oi'the time in a !
state <ft semi-coma. He moves with 'Teat;
difficulty and pain.
The doctor's bulletin, issued at 10
pclock to-night, says the General lost but
little during the day, and his condition is
about the same.
President Harrison telegraphed twice
to-day lor news of the General's condi- !
Feb. 12,-—At 1:20 this mrrning General!
Siiermtin's son telegraphed Senator Sher- i
man thai the General was worse, and
urged him to come to the house. At the
same time an offlda] bulletin was sent
out, s.ivjng there was no change in his
A: l; 50 this (Thursday) morning Miss i
Sherman sent a telegram to General i
shcrman]s brotb.Gr, Senator John Sher- '
man. saying: "Papa ismticb worse. You ;
>•'■■• r Rome at otu'o."
Senator Sherman reached the house at
2:2<) A. M.
■!:I<| a. ?.i.—Death is expected at any
At !:-r> the doctors issued the following '
:.-.,!: "General Sherman h*s bean I
rr wing worse during the night. He
will probably survive but a few hours."
I'ostofEce Clerk Arrested.
Washington,, Feb. 11.—The Chief
Postoiiiee Inspector was to-day advised
of the arrest at Ogdon of Receiving clerk
Kelson I!. GcorgeoftheOgden Postoffice,
Bharged with th> embezzlement of a So.ooo
registered package, sent on January Ist
last from Sacramento, Cal.. to Omaha,
Neb. The money was recovered.
JSACRAMEXTO, THURSDAY MOEKIKG, FEBRUARY 12, 1891.
Turning Hawk and Other Indians
Before the Commissioner.
SERIOUS CHARGES MADE AGAINST
The Indians Accuse the Seventh Cav
alry With Shootlner Down Inno
cent Women, While They "Were
Standing Under a Flag of Truce,
and With Showing Xo Mercy to
| Special to the REConn-UNiojr.
Washington-, Feb. 11.—The Indian
i conference closed to-day, and the Indians
will siart home on Friday. The feature
of to-day's talk was the story of the fight
jat Wounded Knee. Turning Hawk said
j that at a given time, when the men had
j delivered up their guns, they were sepa
! rated from their families and taken to a
! certain spot. A crazy man, a young
' man of bad influence, fired his gun, kill
' ing an officer. Other Indians began draw
j ing knives, although they were exhorted
. from all sides to desist, and firing began
j iiiimediately on the part of the soldiers,
i All the men, who wore iv a bunch, were
; -killed right there, and those who escaped
■ that first lire got into a ravine, and as
they went along the ravine for a long dis
! tance, they were pursued on all sides by
! soldiers and shot down. The women had
no firearms to tight with. They were
standing off at a dillen nt place, and
when the firing began those of the men
who escaped the first volley went in one
direction up the ravine, gad the women
went m a different direction through an
I open held, but met the same fate as the
I American Horse said that when the
firing began the people who were stand
ing iimmediately around the youn<»- man
who fired the first shot were* killed, and
! then the soldiers turned their guns on the
! women who were in the. lodges, standhi"
--! there under the flag of truce. Of course,
as soon as they were fired upon they lU d.
There was a woman with an infant "in her
arms killed as she almost touched the
Hag of truce. Right near the flag another
was shot down. Her child, not knowing
that its mother was dead, was still nurs
ing, and that was a very sad sight.
The women, as they were fleeing with
babies on their backs, were killed to
gether, and women heavy with child were
also killed. Aftermost of the Indians
had been killed, a cry was made that all
those not killed or wounded should come
f<>rth and they would be safe. Little boys
who were not wounded came out of their
places of refuge, and as soon :is they came
in sight a number of soldiers surrounded
and butchered them.
Commissioner Morgan said to the in
terprecer: "I wish you would say to him
that those are very serious charges 10
make against the army. I do not want
any statements that are not absolutely
true, and I want anyone here that feels
that the statements are too strong, to cor
American Horse replied: "Of course it
] would have been all right if only the men
were killed, but the fact of the killing of
the women and more especially the
young boys, and girls, who are to make
up the future strength of the Indian peo
ple, we feel very sorely."
Commissioner—"Does American Horse
know these things of his own personal
knowledge, or lias he been told them?"
American Horse—"l was not there be
fore the burial of the bodies, but I did go
thero with some Indian police, and many
people from the agency, and we weiit
through the battlefield and saw where
the bodies were from the tracks of blood "
Key. Mr. Cook, a Sioux half-breed,
: pastor of the Episcopal Church at Pine
i nidge Agency, among other things, said:
' Much has been said about the good
I spirit with which the members of the
; Seventh Cavalry went into that action.
It has been said that a desire to avenge
<'usttr's death was entirely absent from
j their mind. In coming toward Chicago,
j ill company with General Miles, 1 talked
with one of his own scouts, who was
! almost killed because he was compelled
: lo fly with the Indians, being fired upon
; by men whom he tried to serve and help.
: He told me that after he recovered from
iiis fright he succeeded in getting amom'
! the soldiers. After they all got in from
: killing the Indians, an officer of high
rank—he did not know who—came to
him ami said: 'Now we have avenged
i Coster's death,' and this scout said to
him, 'Yes, but you had every cause to
hght for your lives that day.' These
j poor Indian people did not have that
I opportunity to protect and light lor them
After 'several others had spoken the
Commissioner declared the conference at
FOKTIFICATIOX OF SWEET WEVES.
The Kcvenue Commissioner Says the
Government Tables are Correct.
Washington-, Feb. 11.—Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Morgan is having
more trouble about the fortification of
sweet wines in California. Until to-day
he had no information for the public.
The despatches he received from one of
his depufies yesterday about the matter
was supplemented this morning by a
message from Professor Hilgard, chemist
at the California State University, stating
that the department had evidently made
a mistake in the table relating to the
fortification of sweet wines. The tables
as printed showed volume for the basis
ot calculation, while the calculation hud
evidently been made with reference to
weight, This, as will be scon, in time
would have forced the wine producers to I
use less idchohol than the law allows, and
in ir.rn would endanger ihe wines.
On receiving the dispatch Commis
sioner Mason instructed Richards, who
has charge, of the chemical department,
to make another examination. Richards
spent the day looking over his work, and
reported to Mason to-night that he had
made no mistake; that the tables are cor
M:ison snid to a California Associated i
Press representative to-night that he had '
no doubt but that the department was !
correct, and added: "But when a chemist
as eminent as Professor Hilgard says we
are wrong, we are quick to look into the
mattor. I never lot my pride interfere
with my acknowledging mistakes, and if i
your California man had been proven >
correct I would have thanked him for the I
correction, and the California wine men ;
would have been allowed to re-open the :
barrel and re-rectify."
Professor Elliot's Statements Confirmed.
Regarding Their Extermination.
"Washington-, Fob. 11.—The report of
Professor Elliot, the commissioner ap
pointed to investigate the condition of
the seal fisheries, was not among the '■
documents presented to Congress to-day, j
It is held by Secretary Ulaine. The re- I
ports of special agents tend to confirm
what Professor Elliot found out, that un
less the killing of seals is stopped for a
period ot years, it won't be long till there
will be no seals to kill. Last year the
North American Company, which got a
lease from the Government, killed 21,000.
It had a right to kill 60,000 the first year
and 100,000 each year following. The old
Alaska Seal Company has gone out of
Professor Elliot thinks that the abso
lute stopping of seal-catching for about
seven years would make the fisheries
once more valuable. Should any arrange
ments be made for preventing any seal
catching during a given period, the
United States will not be liable to the
North American Company for any failure
of contract. The company took the lease
subject to such conditions.
Silver Pool Investigation.
Washinuton» Feb. 11.—The silver pool
investigating committee resumed its ses
sions this morning, and Congressman
Dorsey of Nebraska said he desired under
oath to make a statement. He called at
tention to an interview with Owenby,
who was somewhat) notorious and not un
known to fame, in which Owenby said
the Nebraska Congressman told him
there was §2,000 waiting i'or him if he
would forget what he knew when he went
on the witness-stand. Dorsey said ho
was satisfied that his colleagues, Laws
and Connell, had never seen Owenby. If
Owenby meant him (Dorsey), he pro
nounced him an infamous liar in all that
the term implied. He (.Dorsey) had never
been interested directly or indirectly in
Bills Before Congress.
Washington, Feb. 11.—Representative
Vandever of California has presented to
tho House a report in favor of the pas
sage of the bill heretofore reported from
the Irrigation Committee, to provide for
the segregation of public lands into irri
gation districts, and the transfer of tho
lands to the several States, on condition
that they slittll construct irrigation works.
Senator Stanford to-day proposed an
amendment to the sundry civil hill to in
crease the limit of cost for the purchase of
a site for a public building in San Fran
Strubleof lowa, from the Committee on
Territories, to-day reported favorably the
bill to open the Cherokee outlet iv Indian
Approved by the President.
Washington, Feb. 11.—The President
has approved tho Act granting to tho
Umatilla Irrigation Company a right of
way through the Umatilla Indian Reser
vation; an Act to prevent the counter
feiting or manufacture of dies, tools or
other implements used in counterfeiting,
and providing for the issue of secret war
rants in certain cases; an Act amending
the Act for the regulation of commerce;
an Act to provide an additional Justice of
the Supreme Court of Arizona.
Commercial Agreement to be Made
New York, Feb. 11.—A Washington
special to the Times says: It is under
stood the President is ready for the an
nouncement of a proclamation of reci
procity with Venezuela, similar in terms
to the agreement just reached with Brazil,
and which will take effect about the same
time with this agreement. While the
commerce of Venezuela is not as large as
that of Brazil, the United States for sev
eral years has enjoyed a much larger pro
portion of the importing business than
any other nation dealing with the Venez
The total exports of Venezuela in 1888
were little more than §11,000,000, and their
imports about $),ooo,otio. of this amount,
the Venezuelans took from the United
States more than §2,000,000 in 18NS, and In
1888 that country took from the United
States products to the ftniotint of gei,OOO,
--000. This included about $iOO,OOO worth
of breadstulls, principally wheat Hour;
about $000,000 worth of cloth, *400,000
worth of manufactures of irou and steel,
and more than jBOUfIOQ worth of provis
ions and dairy products in 188JS. Last
year we imported a little more than $10 -
000,000 altogether. While the United
States sends more products to Venezuela
than any other foreign nation, the im
ports from tho United Kingdom, Frame
and Germany together are larger than
those of the United States.
The proclamation of the President
would have been made a day or two ago,
as it was expected the agreement of
Venezeula to the propositions of the
United States would bo received by the
last steamer. The papers are on the'way,
however, and will arrive by the steamer
due in New York February 18th or there
SAID TO BE INCORRECT.
Washington, Feb. 11.—It is learned
on the highest authority that the state
ment that a reciprocity agreement will be
concluded with Venezuela is incorrect.
WILL DEAL ONLY WITH THE REFORM
Toronto, Feb. 11.—The Telegram, on
What it calls unexceptionally high au
thority, says that Hon. Mr. Laurier holds
in his pocket a letter from Secretary
Blame, in which tho Secretary distinctly
refuses to negotiate with any party in
Canada but tho Reform party, upon tho
question of a commercial union.
DENIED BY JiI.AINE.
Washington, Feb. 11. — Secretary
Blame makes a positive denial of the
statement telegraphed from Toronto re
garding the letter to Laurier. He says ho
h;is not written a letter lo any Canadian
since he became Secretary of state.
DEADLOCKS t N BBOKEST.
I Xo Senators Yet Chosen From Illinois
and .South Dakota.
Springfield (111.), Feb. 11.—The Re
publicans to-day presented the F. M. B.
A. men a list of candidates from which to
choose a United States Senator, but they
refused to consider any of the names, say
ing it was useless txvncgotiate further.
The Republicans decided to go into ioiut
assembly and after two or three ballots
change oil' to Lindley, and later to the
other candidates on the list presented to
theF. M. B. A. When the joint assem
bly met, every member responded to
roll-call and the first ballot showed no
change from the votes of yesterday. On
the seventy-seventh ballot the Kepubli
j cans voted lor Cicero J. Lindley, but the
! farmers refused to change from BteUe.
The ballot resulted: Palmer 101, Lindley
Two more ballots were taken this after
noon without change.
Pierre (S. D.), Feb. 11.—The Inde
pendents' caucus last night decided to
drop Campbell and nominate State Sena
tor Kyle instead, while in the Republi-
I can caucus Moody was decided on again
ias the party nominee. Two ballots were
, taken to-day, the last one resulting:
! >Joody 68, Kyle 59, Tripp 24, Dillon 4,
I Mellette 1, Dewarte 1, Campbell 1, with
! twelve paired.
The report that a combination of Inde
pendents and Democrats was being
; formed to secure the election of a Demo
j crat from Illinois and a Farmers' Alli
ance from South Dakota had the effect of
, uniting the Republicans, and they will
hereafter doubtless vote together for ono
nmn. The Independents seem disposed
to follow the same order.
The Illinois-South Dakota combine is
treated with little credence among lead
ing politicians here.
Snow at Sls.son.
Sisson, Feb. 11.—Light snow fell dur
ing the past twenty-four hours. Tho
nights are cold, the thermometer reach
ing 25°. The mining interests of tho
county will suffer unless heavy rains oc
Cnrco, Feb. 11.—While out driving this
morning, J. T. Dunn was thrown from
his buggy, breaking his thigh-bone and
badly cutting his feee. His recovery is
Sutter County's Sheriff Sues for
an Increased Salary.
THE ALILA TRAIN ROBBERS STILL
Captain Greenwood, One of the Vic
tims of the Xapa Tragedy, ltestlng
Comfortably — A San Francisco
Brewer Killed by a Policeman—A
. Packingr-Ilouse Destroyed by Fire.
Special to the Record-Dsion-.
Marysville, Feb. 11.—Sheriff Harkey
of Slitter. County to-day brought suit
against Treasurer Cope to compel him to
pay an increased salary for January. The
action is broughttodeterminetowhat class
of counties Sutler belongs. It is claimed
that according to the amendment to the
Constitution Suttor County belongs to
the thirty-nino and one-half class in
stead of the forty-first. There is consid
erable difference in the salary of county
officers. The Auditor drew his warrant
for a larger amount, but tho Treasurer
refused to cash it. The case will bo
watched with much interest.
ALILA TRAIN KOBBERS.
Tho Report That Two of Them Were
Killed Xot Belioved.
Tula re, Feb. 11.—The report tele
graphed to San Francisco that two of the
Alila train robbers were killed by a
Sheriff's posse in San Luis Obispo is not
believed to be correct. None of the posse
has returned or even been heard from.
Tho last heard from Sheriff Kay he was
at Santa Margarita, from which place he
was heading for San Luis. v.
It is now ascertained beyond a doubt
that the robbers were in this city on the
Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the rob
bery, leaving here Thursday and going to
Two men came here and were joined by
a third, putting up their horses at a livery
Accurate descriptions of the ineli have
been secured and are as follows:
< )ne man fully six feet high, weight
about 190 pounds, very fair complexion,
very small mustache, blue eyes, and was
an expert at poker. He wore new square
toed calf boots and was about 28 years
old; was well built, had a full face and
rode a dark bay hoi-se about sixteen hands
high and weighing about 1,050 pounds.
The second man was about five feet ten
inches in hight, dark complexion, small
dark mustache, which looked as if it had
been dyed; full face, weight 175 pounds
and about 29 years old. He rode a light
bay horse about fourteen hands high and
Which would weigh about 900 pounds.
The third man was about 21 years old,
of light complexion, no mustache, and
his weight was about 100 pounds.
THE XAPA TRAGEDY.
Captain Greenwood Resting Comfort
ably—lteward for the Assassins.
Napa, Feb. 11.—Captain J. (.£. Green
wood, whose home was the scene of the
awful tragedy in which his wife was
killed and himself wounded yesterday, is
resting comfortably. He has authorized
Sheriff McKenzie to oiler a reward of
SI,UOO for the arrest of the perpetrators of
the crime. It is expected that the Hoard
of Supervisors will also offer rewards.
.No further clue has been found to indi
cate who did the deed.
Sheriff McKenzie to-day sent otit a de
scription of the men, and with all his
force is vigilantly hunting them.
Killed by a Policeman.
Sax Francisco, Feb. 11.—Police officer
J. V. Cavanaugh shot and killed John
May, a brewer, at 12:30 o'clock this
morning, on the corner of Fulton and
Buchanan streeta. He saw three men
emerge from a doorway on Buchanan
lie gave himself up at the Central
Police Station. He denies that lie in
tended to either hit or kill May, and says
ho simply wanted him to halt and give
an account of himself.
May, in company with Henry Getz and
Charles Jadke, was posting boycott cir
culars against the National Brewery
when he was shot by Policeman Cavan
augh. Fearing arrest, they attempted to
escape. Cavanaugh is held on a charge
Arrested In Portland.
Portland, Feb. 11.—The police to-day
made the following arrests: Harry Wicks,
on a warrant issued from San Diego,
Cal., charging him with obtaining money
under false pretenses. The offense con
sisted in passing a worthless $150 check.
<>. W. Miehjing, who is wanted in
Sioux City for forging a §1,500 draft on a
Sioux City bank.
Kiehard Stahl, the well-known com
poser and leader of the Natural Gas Com
pany orchestra, has been arrested for
felony and embezzlement. It is thought
the warrant was sworn out by Kreling
Bros, of San Francisco, and the arrest
grew out of a misunderstanding regard
ing a theatrical matter. Stahl was re
leased on his own recognizance.
f-jan Bernardino Xotes.
San Bernardino, Feb. 11.—The long
tunnel in the Bear Valley andJAlessandro
pipe-line was completed yesterday, It is
2,1i00 feet long. Six miles of the two-foot
steel pipe-line are in. Thero are four
more to lay.
Over 2,000 acres of the Alessandio tract
are being planted to orchard this season.
A hot water mineral well has been
struck at Moreno in the Alcssundro tract
at a depth of 250 feet.
Fresno, Feb. 11.—The packing-house
of A. D. Barling, near Malaga, was de
stroyed by lire last night. It was the
finest in the county. Fifteen thousand
boxes of raisins and a largo quantity of
vineyard material were burned. The loss
is about 934,000; insurance, $23,000. A
force of hands was engaged in preparing
raisins for shipment, and it is supposed
the fire caught from a spark from the eij-
Newman, Feb. 11.—Mrs.*B. F. Robin
son of this place had n very serious acci
dent yesterday by getting her right leg
broken just above the ankle by jumping
off the train while it was moving. Mrs!
Kobinson got on the train to see some
friends, and the train backed up to do
some switching, and when it started to
pull up again she thought they were
going on and she jumped off.
Another Pioneer Gone.
Merced, Feb. 11.—John B. Paulk,
aged 82 years, an old Tuolumne County
pioneer, died in this place to-day at the
residence of his daughter, Mrs. George
Powell. Paulk was a native of Massa
Woodland, Feb. *11.—Main street in
this city is being paved with bitumen.
The City Trustees will soon give the citi-
Zens an opportunity to vote on a proposi
tion to bond the town for $100,000 to con
struct a City Hall, water works and a
system of sewerage.
E. H. Baker, for years proprietor of the
Exchange Hotel, was stricken with pa
ralysis last night, and is in a critical con
A Murderer Discovered.
Sax Bernardino, Feb. 11.—Arnold,
the murderer of David Patterson at the
asylum grounds a few weeks since, has
been discovered at Alamo, Southern Cali
fornia. Sheriff Seymour and a man who
is well acquainted with Arnold, started
for San Diego last night. From there they
will sail to-morrow for Ensonada, to get
An Unknown Man Killed.
Berkeley, Feb. 11. —An unknown
man was killed by the 11 o'clock local
train from San Francisco last evening at
University avenue. The body was man
gled beyond recognition, and there was
nothing on the person of the dead man
by which he could be identified. The I
fragments were i m i oi] to the Morgue.
No Definite . ngWBT ut Prpsetlt.
San Francisco, Feb. 11.—Tho Cali
fornia Athletic Club received a telegram
from Fitzsimmons to-day Baying t tat he
would give no definite answeff about
meeting Hall until after the termination
of his "theatrical" engagement.
Ex-President Cleveland Decidedly Op
posed to It.
New York, Feb. 11.—Several hundred
people assembled at Cooper Union to
night to oppose the free silver bill, in I
response to a call of the Reform Club.
Among the letters of regret was one
i from ox-President Cleveland, in which
Ihe says in part: "It surely cannot be I
necessary for me to make a formal ex-1
pressjon of my agreement with those who I
believe the greatest perils would be initi- I
ated by title adoption of the scheme em
braced in the measure now pending in
Congress for the unlimited 'coinage of
I silver at our mints.
"If we have developed an unexpected
capacity for assimilation for a largely in
creased volume of currency and even if
we have demonstrated the usele.ssuess of
such increase these conditions fall far
short of insuring us against disaster, if in
the present situation we enter upon the
dangerous, reckless experiment of free,
unlimited and independent silver coin
Resolutions condemning unlimited sil
ver coinage were passed.
Kx-Seeretary-Treasurer Fairchild was
the chief speaker in opposition to the
BANKING SYSTEM IN CHINA.
BUMOBS OF CONCESSION'S MADE TO
AN AMERICAN SYNDICATE.
The China Minister Says He Is In no
Way Connected With the
Washington, Feb. 11.—At various
times since the present Minister from
China, Tsui Kwo Yin, came to this
country, there have been rumors of the
formation of a great American syndicate
that was to be given control of the
national banking system of China and
management of the railroad and tele
graph interests of that country. The
syndicate was said to be formed under
the auspices of the Chinese legation in
this city, and a statement was made that
the corporation would receive large
grants and valuable concessions from the
These rumors have been denied by
representatives of the Chinese Govern
ment in this city, but have como to life
again| every time with unerring regu
A month or two ago the Chinese Min
ister went to New Haven on business
connected with the purchase of a large
amount of small arms for the Chinese
Government. The information was at
once sent thai the sale was made through
the influence of this syndicate. This was
denied on the following day, but there is
no doubi that the Minister was provoked
about the whole business.
According to statements made at the
legation to-day, one of the promoters of
this syndicate has a Chinese servant who
is on intimate terms with the servants :it
the legation, and is thus enabled to keep
his master informed of the movements of
the Minister and of his secretaries, and
it is complained that as a result the Min
ister never takes a trip but lie rinds this
enterprising indivk'ual in the same oar
with him, giving people the impression
that the two are on the best intimate busi
ness and social terms.
Before his departure for Peru on Mon
day evening Minister Tsui wrote otti a
statement which covers the matter pretty
fully. The statement was in the Minis
ter's own handwriting, and likewise in
the Chinese language. As translated by
his Secretary, the statement is as follows:
•'The attache, Tv, lias resigned to go
back to China. Ho is not commissioned
by mo to transact any official or other
business at all. All rumors about con
cessions to bo had in China for the pur
pose of constructing railways or opening
national banks, or tor othcrlike business I
enterprises, and all .statements involving !
any connection on my part, or any iurer
est of mine in any such ei;rerprises, are
utterly and absolutely false. lam nnder
no instructions from my Government
connecting me with any such schemes. 1
have n<"> power in the matter, nor have J
any influence that would over be used in
| Gooil Prospects Ibr l!ain Vcstcrilay
but no rrc^jipitiil.lon.
The Signal Service temperature at sa.
X. and S r. M, yesterday was :'A° and 58",
while the highest and lowest tcinporature
was 58? and 3-I°, with gentle southerly
winds, and a cloudless sky. Thebarom
etrics] readings at 5 a. >r. undo i\ m. were
30.01 and 30 inchos. respectively.
Tlie liighestand lowest temperature one
year ago yesterday was W J and :^, with
no rainfall, and one year ago to-day (><>"
and 42°, without any precipitation.
The relative humidity or thefTjryness
of the atmosphere yesterday was 44 per
cent, of complete saturation, which point
is expressed by 100. The prospects for
raJn&y on Tuesday appeared to be good,
but there was no precipitation from the
dubiously damp-looking clouds.
The Patti Rosa Company concluded its
engagement at the Metropolitan Theater
last night before a light audience. The
play was "Margery Daw." The thinly
settled auditorium in no wise lessened
the vivacity of Patti Kosa.
The Katzenstein-JJrownlee elocutionary
recital at Pythian Castle last evening,
was a very interesting affair, and was
fairly well attended. Messrs. Katzeii
stein and Brownlee arc both good elocu
tionists, particularly the former, and each
of their selections was warmly applauded.
At the Metropolitan Theater this morn
ing the sale of seats for the Lotta engage
ment begins. There is no ohargo for
WHOLE isO. 15,390.
O'Brien Issues Another Statement
on the Situation.
ONLY A REUNION CAN SAVE TriT
Parnell llcfuses to Recede froai His
Position, Which 110 Says is Consis
tent—He Will uot Submit to Dic
tations fro;n Gladstono and the
Special to the Recokb-Usios.
London-, Feb. U.—William O'Brien
has issued another long statement or the
Irish situation. He .says the experience
of the past rive weeks, gathered from per
sonal interviews, letters and newspapers,
oourptetoly confirms his conviction that
only a reunion can save the Irish cause.
Referring to tho recent Boulogne Con
ference, he says: "I c-annot too strongly
I express with what feelings we found tho
! settlement, so vital, shipwrecked al tho
last moment liymero contests of words
and phrases— contests which, to my
| mind, oiler shockingly inadequate ex
cuses for committing the country to a
snuggle involving eonseqnences so ap
In conclusion, O'Rrien says: "Ono of
I the .saddest things in this tragic business
j is that circumstances rendered it impossi
ble to give an organized effect to the
overwhelming public longing for a recon
ciliation, while the Held is held by heated
partisans who have done, their worst )>y
exasperating language and insulting sus
picions, scarcely veiled threats and
rumors and intrigues to make a word of
pence-making impossible. The irrecon
cilubles of all sections have carried tbo
clay. Dillon and myself cannot longer
stand between them and their deplorable
work. We can do nothing more until
we have recovered freedom of action by
getting through with the sentence stand
ing against us."
Mr. O' Brien expresses a hope that the
inevitable conflict forced upon tho
country may be conducted without per
sonal bitterness, so when the unhappy
passions of the hour exhausted them
selves all may again co-operate in the
Dillon, in a short statement, admits that
he has been largely influenced to mediate
by the vindicative action of Parncll's-i
most prominent opponents. The per-'
aonal element in the <;ruggle has in
many minds hopelessly obsuored tho
great public issues, and dVivcu thousands
in Ireland and America into Parncll's
camp who otherwise would have opposed
his continued leadership. Events have
fully borne out O'Brien's views as to the
methods of compromise, but from the be
ginning of the negotiations powerful in
aueneee were working on both sides
against peace, and we are riow compelled
sorrowfully to announce a failure.
In an interview to-day Parnell do-'
clared that he would not recede from his
position, which he said v, as consistent, i
tie would not, he said, submit, to dicta,- '
tion from Gladstone and the priests.
The McCarthyite members who were
seen in the lobby of the Commons to-day
say that Parnell's refusal to come to
amicable terms will stiffen their attitude
and increase their resolves lo resist his
claims. It is not certain that all points
will be settled at to-morrow's meeting.
pabxell's better to o'ukikx.
London, Feb. 11.—Parnell, in a letter to
O'Brien, says: "The last information Gill
conveyed to me on oar negotiations being
of final character, I conclude that nothing
is left to be done on m y part bat to bring
our endeavors to a close. I regret that it
has not been rendered possible for me to
consider the national interest so safely
guarded that I could feel that there would
bo no danger to the cause in my now sur
rendering the responsibility which has
been placed upon me, and which 1 have
accepted from the hands of our nation and
our race. I regret that no course is left
but withdrawal from the negotiations.
The seul of confidence which covers what
has passed between us prevents inviting
public judgment, but if it is ever moved,
1 am confident it will be held that I did
everything in my power consistent with
national interests to promote peace and
reunion. Whatever side true Irishmen
take they owe you thanks for your el
London, Feb. 11.—Tho Standard says
it is understood that Parnell took excep
tion to the inadequate assurances given
in regard to the right of Imperial veto
and the Irish representation at West
minster. The Irish campaign will be
baaed upon a principle of insistence to
The News assumes also that the negoti
ations failed because the Liberal leaders
declined to give any assurance regarding
the home rule bill.
Tho Times says O'Brien's "lachrymose
genius wails through the turbid and in
flated sentences of the manifesto like a,
Sxroncv (N. S. W.), Feb. 11.—A fight
for a purse of £509 took place hero yester
day, between Joe Goddard, the Austra
lian pugilist, and .loe Choyuski. ot' San
Francisco. At the end ot" four louti^i >
the referee declared Goddard the victor.
tJodilanl, who bears the title, of "OSjun
pion of Barriers." has been the wiiiu<?r of'
many battles. One of his best lights was
with l'eter Jackson, whom he defeated :n
an eight-round glove contest. Choynaki
is well known ;it SonFrancteco, whoro
Svdnky. Feb. 11.—Thr fight for tho
heavy-weight championship of Australia
between .loe Guddard of Sydney and Joe
• imynski of California resulted iv
Chuynski's defeat in the fourth roand.
Goddard weighed nearly fifteen pounds
more than < hoynski. Goddard forced
the light from the beginning and rained
blow after biow on ChoynskPa body, and
the latter succumbed to a punch in the
Failure of Cross.
London", Feb. 11.—A dispatch from.
Buenos Ayres suys that information re
ceived from the Rio De La Plate district
shows the locusts aud drought have ro
dttced the maize crop to a quarter of what
the crop was in ISO'J.
Clara WiUinins has commenced suit in
the Superior Court for a divorce from
Joseph A. Wiliiams.
The case of E. W. Jones vs. J. A. Parker
and D. <J. Ncwinau, has been transferred
from San Kranciseo to the Superior Court
of this comity. The suit is to receiver
SSSi 86, alleged to be duo for work and
"Mrs. A. J. B." sends a communication
for publication. The Rkcord-Ukios
will pay n<» attention to communications
not accompanied by the uuine of tho
author — not for publication, but as aa
evidence of good faith.
Tho Seottdale Strike-.
PiTTSßciso. Feb. 11.— Scottdalo dis
patches report no indications of a settle*
jnctil of the coke strike. Every plant in
the district is now involved and a long
struggle is anticipated.