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VOLUME L.XXX.--XO. 158.
IN MEMORY OF SHERMAN.
Memorial Services by His Old
AN INTERESTING RECITAL OF ARMY
Grand Army Men Meet to Honor tlio !
Great Soldier's Name—An Kloquent
Tribute from Congressman-Elect (
Bowers to the Dond Hero.
Sherman memorial services were held
at the Sixth-street M. E. Church last i
evening, under the auspices of the Grand j
Army Posts of this city. The members j
of Stunner, Warren and Fair Oaks Posts
and the Sons of Veterans met at their
hall early in the evening and marched iv
a body to the chorea.
It had been expected that Governor
Markham Mould preside over the assem
blage, but his physician advised him not
to expose himself to the storm. Assem
blyman Cargill, who is a veteran of the
war, then accepted an invitation to pro-I
side. Rev. Dr. Hammond officiated as i
chaplain, and several selections were:
rendered by the choir.
Congressman-elect Bowers, of San,
Diego, delivered the memorial address,
My only excuse to you for taking a j
few moments of your time is that 1 served |
as a private soldier of the Union under
General Sherman in the memorable At
lanta campaign, and, as a soldier, to meet
with you on this the anniversary of the
birth of the tirst great American General, |
the chief architect under whose skillfull
directions the foundations of this mighty i
empire of freedom were laid broad and
deep and strong, and tho superstructure
erected thereon—which our great com
rade bo wisely and stoutly defended—to
add my humble tribute to his memory. :
Y<.u will not expect anything new to be I
said of him, for is not his history, his
deeds, written on the hearts of the Amer- !
ican people? We can only honor our- i
selves by honoring the memory of him !
to whom the nation owes so much, whose !
comrades yesterday laid in his grave i
while the nation stood uncovered, and I
where we trust his ashes will rest for ages
t" come under the flag he served all his i
I well remember the first time I ever
saw Sherman. Our regiment had wan-j
iered away front Missouri down into
Arkansas. There at daylight one morn- I
ing Marmaduke with soo men attacked ;
our wagon train having with it about KH.t ;
men all told, with the sicK included, the
main body of the regiment having fool
ishly crossed the ri vi rand was eight miles [
away when we were attacked. Of course j
There oould be but one result —only about
twenty oi us escaped, and met the regi
ment coining back to the field. They
found forty-five of our wounded and
dead on the field. The dead were buried,
and the wounded placed on a small
steamer, to be taken to Memphis,and I
was one of the men detailed to care for
them on the journey. !t was a Bad jour
ney tor me, Cox among the mortally
.wounded was a young boy,a relative,
•whom I had known from infancy. On
the tirst night he died, and, wrapping a
sheet about his poor body, I carried it out
and laid it beside the rail on the stern
deck. We arrived at Memphis the second
day, and our wounded were taken to the
Overton Hospital. This done, I, with the
other men, was waiting in the general of
fice for permission and directions ti> rejoin
my regiment. While there, an officer
with epaulets on bis shoulders, attended
by two Lieutenants, came up the stairs,
and after talking with the surgeon in
charge, went on to the upper Boor. After
he had gone, one of the ward physicians
asked 111 • - surgeon in charge who that
officer was. The surgeon replied: "Why.
that is crazy Sherman."'
It was some days before my regiment
came op the river, so that I could join it. j
and during tiiose days i learned that that
surgeon who bo flippantly referred to the
great soldier, was a good, honest, capable
and intelligent man; a man in the right
place; B patriotic man. lie but gave voice i
io the thoughts of many, patriots at the
For years before the outbreak, men felt
that the conflict was coming; that it COOld
not be avoided or compromised, aspatri-j
otic citizens had labored to. Lincoln
sounded the warning. He saw that the
two diverse and antagonistic forms of
civilization that came across the sea from
England and grew side by side, the one
planted by the cavaliers upon the banks!
of the James River, under which privil- j
eged classes should govern, and labor
should be servile, and the other planted
on the rock-bound const of New-England
by the Saxon Puritans, under which la
bor should be free and honorable, and all
should share in the benefits and privileges
of administering the Government, could
not go on together, that the lime was near
ly at hand when one form or the other
must give way and disappear, or the na
tion go to pieces.
Bnt when this conflict had actually be
gun; when armies were in the field —even
after tierce battles had been fought—none
seemed to realize what a mighty conflict
it was destined to be, and how tar-reach
ing its results. Perhaps BO man in the
nation had a clearer vision of the future
than Sherman. His associations at West
Point and in the army gave him an in
sight into ; he material ol which the oppos
ing elements were composed. And so.
when asked his opinion as to the probable
duration ol the straggle to pot down the
rebellion, and the number of men re
quired, he, with characteristic courage and
frankness, declared "it would take three
years and half a million of soldiers," and
Vie was immediately pronounced crazy.
• Bat soon all came to realize its fearful
magnitude, and all the nations of the
earth watched the great conflict, the result
of which would touch them all. For the
first time a great nation, that had taken
its place as tile peer of any, that was
without a king or prince or lord of any
degree, that had successfully passed the
lirst Hinl Second, was now come to the
third and last ordeal which, all nations
must pass by inexorable law. it was now
to be demonstrated whether this nation
could withstand the assault from within.
A 1 Last came the Appomatox —and peace.
Again the old flag floated from the hither
to the thither shore, and over all the
Bpacebetween the southern gulf, and the
inland northern seas; and for the tirst
'line no slave bent beneath its sacred
folds. The fool spot inherited from the
beginning was washed away in the storm,
and tlie grand sentence in the Declaration
of Independence, which before was a glit
tering lie, was made the living truth.
Thanks and eternal honor to the memory
of the man buried yesterday, who fought
to make ii true.
The next lime I saw Sherman was
when his division passed by our eainp in
Tennessee, on its way to Chattanooga.
My camp-mate called to me to come and
see "Sherman's Hummers."' It was not
a dress parade. It was kite in the after
noon and the foragers were there with
their accumulations. Boma on mules,
some on horses, some riding in old bug
pies, and one man had a sulky and mule.
Tb~ere were motley patches in the line,
but everyone was moving forward whh
an alert step. -There seemed no
laggards. They knew only that
Bherman was going somewhere, and
they were going with him. They had
faith in their leader —that made it so
much easier for them to follow him.
We all know of the deplorable jeal
ousies that existed during the first years
of the conflict—the want of faith among
commanders, the intrigues of politicians,
and the consequent demoralization of the
army. And this continued until tho im
mortal Cominander-in-Chief gave the
command of sill the armies to the great
triumvirate. Grant, Sheridan and Sher
Then came faith. True and honest to
each other, true and honest to their
country, moved by one impulse. They
were invincible. And now the last one
lias gone, following with his brother
commanders their illustrious chief into
the great unknown.
The last time I saw Sherman was at
Kenesaw Mountain, I was sent from
there, with many others, to Hospital .No.
1 at Chattanooga, where all of the sick
and wounded of Sherman's army wore
sent. The boys wen fond of telling anec
dotes of Sherman. One man told how,
one day, Sherman was walking :dong
when the men were throwing up trenches
before Atlanta. The men were tired, but
were working with a will and despera
tion, Sherman, walking too near," was
hit by oni 1 of the shovelors, who, without |
looking up. shouted: "Get out of the way,
there!"' One of the men said to die shov
eler: "Do you know who you are talkiii"
to?" Without looking up, he replied
that he didn't can; if it was Julius Ciesar
—he would get hit if he didn't get out of
"That's right my man. Never mind
me. Throw up the dirt, and if I get in I
the way it's my fault."
At another tune, alter a weary march !
in the rain and the mud all I
day and until late in the evening,
ami the army had halted. Sherman
with other officers and enlisted men were |
standing around one of the aampfires |
when a private came up wet, muddy, tired ]
and utterly demoralized. He hud become \
separated from his regiment since dark, i
and was trying to find it, and was cursing i
everything, high and low, as is the wont !
of a demoralized soldier, and wound up I
by cursing Sherman. "Here you, do you i
know who are talking to?" said one of
tii" officers. The man looked up and
saw Sherman standing there, and one of
the'officers ordered the demoralized man
under arrest. "Oh," said Sherman, "let
the boy talk : he's tired and wet and cold.
Here, give him a cup of coffee, and let
him go on to his company." These inci
dents show tho character of the man. I
Educated at West Point under the strict- i
est discipline,, yet he was "a man
among men;" he knew that his army—
his private soldiers—wore men, not there
for |13 per month, but there for the; same
purpose he was —many of them educated,
refined men —and while maintaining dis
cipline, he treated his soldiers as men.
For once the world has seen the General
and the private soldier comrades; that is
wiry we loved him.
It is related that one evening Napoleon
entered the tent of a young officer a
moment after the signal for "lights out" I
had been sounded. The officer was just
dosing a ietter to his young wile and had j
delayed only a moment to put out his
light that he might direct it. Napoleon
said to him, add as a postcript to your !
ietter these words: "I shall be sluit at j
daylight to-morrow morning for disobey- j
ing orders," And he was shot to death at i
daylight Can any of yon imagine that a
Sherman could be so wanton, so devilish
cruel ? No. Such crimes come from
ambitious tyrants, not from patriots.
And now comrades, I do not know how
it may seem to you, but to me it seems
as if the Hag that Sherman carried on his j
inarch to the sea and planted on the shores j
where it was lirst torn down, waves i
across the wide sea to the thither shores— |
a warning and an invitation. It says to
the Nihilist, to the Anarchist, the Com
munist, whatever color of reason Siberia
and the knout may have given for your
existence in Russia, or the cruelties and
oppressions of kings or aristocrats in any
\ country, when you come under this Hag
you must drop those things at onee—for
there is no color of reason for your con
tinued existence as such under this flag,
for here are found all the conditions
that patriots in all ages, in all countries
have sought for, fought for and died j
I for, the freedom and manhood of man.
j But you may come as a man and be one
of us; to you shall be opened every
avenue and every privilege enjoyed by
another you may have. What you hon
estly earn for the support of yourself or
family, that you may keep and enjoy,
ami no man or number of men shall for
bid you at atiy time to do honest work
when opportunity affords for the support
Of yourself and family; that yon may
make your own bargains as a freeman
ought, and that no one shall be permitted
to rob you of your honest earnings, your
time or your (air opportunities. Hut the
freedom and privileges accorded to you
you must accord to every other man.
Anything more than this—anything less
than this—anything different from this
is tyranny, and tyranny comes not
always from Kings.' The methods that
have grown up in countries where men
are not free have no excuse for existence
i here. This is what the Hag that coy
. ered our comrade yesterday said tome.
Was it alone because Sherman was a
great General that strong men shed tears
lat his funeral? Was it for this that the
old colored man with the Grand Army
badge on his breast knelt down by the
roadside and with tears rolling down his
; cheeks prayed for Sheman. as the caisson
i with the poor frame that could no longer
! hold his great soul passed by? No. It
j was because he helped to "lift up the !
t weary and oppressed, to break the
shackles, to make broad the measure of
I freedom. Comrades, if it is not well with
him in the hereafter, what hope have we?
It is your duty and mine to help preserve
all that this man won for the freedom of
At the Metropolitan Theater this even
ing Goodyear, Flitch and Schilling's
Minstrels will appear. Tho company is
very large, and by tho Eastern and San
Francisco press is indorsed as a troupe of
unusual excellence. It has a fine brass
band and a superior orchestra. The first
part scene is mounted with great rich
ness of stage draping, in the way of
plush and silk hangings, heavy ta
pestry, silken fringes, and gold and sil
ver lace, anil the costumery of the
performers is in variety and elegance said
to surpass any attempts in that direction
made by others. The company, besides
being a minstrel troupe of good vocalists
and negro specially performers, is also a
variety troupe. It has acrobats, athletes,
shadowgraphists, dancers, a fine vocal
sextet, instrumental soloists, a classic
posing group, and others. The very
warm commendation the company
received from all the leading news
papers of San Francisco Justify anticipa
tion of a superior entertainment to-night
by the new minstrel and variety combi
The Hop Market.
William Noakes. Son A: Collard, hop
factors, of London. Kng., in a circular
letter sent out under date of February
;">th. say, concerning the condition of the
"Warmer weather seems to have
brought a somewhat increased demand,
but not to the extent that was expected.
The condition of the market is firm, and
even dearer for the lower descriptions of
hops, which are the only kind for which
there has been any regular demand.
'"Of Atlantic hops our market is almost
entirely denuded, and of Pacific Coasts
tiie supply has cousideraly declined.
'•Choice States are worth to-day £10 to
£10 10s. and Pacifies £9 to £9 95."
Hound for Folsom.
Deputy Sheriff Costello came up from
San Francisco last evening with two
prisoners named Jacob Eriokson and
Qong Ok Wey, each under sentence of
two years in the Folsom Prison—the
former for assault with a deadly weapon,
and the latter for grand larceny*
SACRA3IENTO, MONDAY MOKNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1891.
An Unusually Heavy Storm Pre
vails Throughout the Coast.
THE SACRAMENTO RIVER REPORTED
Prospects for a Prolonged Downpour —
Little Damaijo Done, and the Farm.
ers are Joyful—Xo Doubt it is the
Heaviest Storm of tlio Season.
Special to the RECOitD-U nion.
Sax Fkancisc-o, Fob. 22.—Reports from
all over the Coast show stormy weather
and continued rainfall.
The Signal Service reports show the fol
; lowing rainfall for the past twenty-four
j hours: Olympla, .loot* an inch; Portland,
j .27; Winnemueca, .2(i; Red Blulf, 1.11; Sac-
J ramento, 1.10; San Francisco, .89; Fresno,
! .40; Los Angeles, 1.94; San Diego, .1)4;
i Yunia, .04.
The signal officer says: "Rain or snow
I will continue in all districts during the
I night, and probably Monday will also be
I stormy in Northern California. Rain
! will continue on Monday in Southern
1 California and Nevada, with snow in the
I mountains, accompanied by high south
j erly winds. During the present storm in
i California tho winds have varied from 30
I to 50 tmiles per hour, with marked in
creaseotf the coast."
The furious rain storm from the south
east, which set in Saturday morning,
j continued with unabated severity all
| Saturday night and Sunday. Rain fell
; In torrents during frequent squalls, and
I the barometer continued falling. The di
rection of the wind in the bay changed
from southeast this morning to south and
increased in velocity until at 5 P. m. it
was blowing at the rate of seventy miles
Out on the bay the water was compara
tively smooth, occasioned by the direc
tion of the wind, but a strong tide was
I flowing and this, with the heavy wind,
made navigation difficult.
No accidents of any moment were re
ported, although small vessels moored to
the docks received a severe shaking up.
, A barge on the Mission Flats, loaded
j with lumber, was capsized by the strong
i wind and her cargo was strewn around
for some distance. No one was on board
at the time.
Ships at anchor in the bay held their
j ground pretty well, although they re
ceived tho full force of wind and tide.
I There were only two arrivals during the
day, the steamer Corona from San Diego
and the steamer Acapulco from Panama.
The ferry-boats made all their trips on
time, but there was very little travel
either way. The high wind played havoc
with the lumber piles on East street.
j Towing was dispensed with during the
i day, various movements being postponed
until wind abated. The departures were
! limited to three steamers.
Dttnbxcib, Feb. 22. — After twelve
i hours of heavy snowing the storm
changed to rain at 11 p. m. last night.
since then it has been a heavy and con
tinuous rain. The north-bound Oregon
express arrived to-day on time, but is
still held here on account of a rock slide
a mile above here. Two work trains are
at the slide with a large force of men. and
doing all possible to clear tho track. They
expect to let the south-bound express
I down this far to-night, when the north
bound train will goon up. There are sev
eral slides below here, so the train for
San Francisco will be delayed. The snow
is melting with the rain, and the river and
streams are rising rapidly.
Sisson, Feb. 22. —The snow changed to
rain this morning. There has been a
heavy rain all day, with a strong wind.
Snow-shovelers are in demand at SI an
hour. Slides are again occurring in the
canyon bel^v Mott, delaying the trains
Nevada City, Feb. 22.—The rain,
which began falling yesterday noon, has
continued unceasingly. It is"still snow
ing at most points north and east of here,
excepting at Downievflle, and as the
temperature is falling at the latter place
snow is expected there hourly. The
streams in this vicinity are booming.
North Sax Juan, Feb. 22.—The past
week has been cold and blustering. Yes
terday morning the rain commenced
again, falling lightly all day until night,
when it developed into a storm, contin
uing all night. There are no signs of ces
sation. There is a heavy fall of snow to
wards tho summit.
Soxora, Feb. 22.—There has been a
heavy rain in the last twenty-four hours.
The wind is blowing a gale, and there is
a prospect oi" this being the heaviest
storm of the season. There is a heavy
snow in the mountains.
Red Bluff, Feb. 22.—The storm con
tinues without any indication of stop
ping. No material damage has been
done here or in the country. Over five
inches of rain had fallen up "to (i i». M. to
day. The river is rising slowly, but ia
only up to the ton-foot (mark. Trains
from the north and south are on time.
CHZOO, Feb. 22.—The rain storm still
continues. The Sacramento River is
rising very rapidly at this point, and will
probably overflow the lower lands again.
No damage has been reported thus far,
Martinez, Fob. 22.—A furious gale has
been raging here since last night and
still continues, accompanied by heavy
showers. As yet it has not done damage
to any extent. Railway traffic is stopped
| this evening by a landslide between here
i and Port Costa. The slide will probably
be cleared away by morning.
San RafakZh Feb. 22.—1t still continues
raining here. The prospects for heavy
crops were never better in this county.
The storm gives no signs of abating.
Gh.roy, Feb. 22.—Kain fell in con
stantly-increasing quantity last night,
and continues to-day in heavy showers,
with but little prospect of stopping. The
precipitation east of here, in tho Santa
Cruz Mountains, has been very heavy,
and the streams are running bank-full.
There are some fears of a repetition of the
floods of last winter, but no damage is
SAB Bernardino, Feb. 22.—A heavy
rain has been falling ever since yestorday
afternoon. The rainfall is over three
inches. The total lor the season is over
fourteen inches. A telephone message
from Bear Valley reservoir shows the
rainfall there nine inches in twenty
hours. The rain is warm, taking the
j snow off the mountains. The rainfall at
Riverside is 2.40 inches. The wind isstill
southeast, and it is raining hard, with
prospects for a continued storm.
All the streams are rising rapidly. Lit
tle Creek washed out the motor bridge,
this side of Colton. The Santa Ana
River is high and rising. A break in the
railroad at Cajon Pass prevents the Santa
Fe overland from coming through to
night. It is the heaviest storm of the sea
WIRES ALT- DOWN.
Sax Fraxcisi-o, Feb. 22.—This city hns
little or no telegraphic communication
with the East to-night, the storm having
I broken all of the wires.
[Sacramento was in about the same fix
last night. The wires were down on
all sides, which accounts for the incom- J
pleteness of the telegraphic news in the
Record-Union this morning.—Ed.]
HE HAD PARTNERS.
Jack Tucker Exposes Several of Ills
Jack Tucker, who was on Saturday
convicted in Judge Van Fleet's court of
grand larceny, in lleecing a man named
Moore of §250 at a thieving hokey-pokey
game in a back room of Cousidine's
saloon, has seen fit to unburden himself.
He informed the ollicers that he was not
alono concerned in tho robbery, but that
men named Blanchard, Brown, GafTney,
Baker and Lrrvensoii were equally guilty
with himself. Warrants were "accord
ingly issued for their arrest, and three of
them —Brown, Blanchard and Gaffney—
are now behind the bars.
Brown was arrested across the river in
Washington, Blanchard was found by
officer Farrell abed in his room, and
Gaffney was picked up in one of his
usual haunts. The other parties had not
been found last night.
'fucker is reported to have said that
Blanchard received §l.'ioof the boodle, and I
the others $10 each for their services as
cappers for the game.
The recent upheaval in criminal circles,
and the vigorous manner iv which thieves
and thugs have been dealt with of late, is
already having a good effect. It is a no
ticeable faot that since the arrest of the
Hurley-Murphy gang there has not been
a case of garroting reported, whereas, up
to that time,men were held up and robbed
almost nightly; and the breaking up of
tho pestiferous, nest of card thieves, of
which Tucker seemed to bo the king-pin,
will remove another very bad element
from our midst. Let the good work go
The Mosa Canyon Tragedy.
San Diego, Feb. 22. —Two more ar
rests have been made on a charge of mur
der in connection with the famous Mosa
Canyon tragedy, in which three persons
were killed. Levi P. Stone and I). M.
Breedlove were arrested to-day and re
leased on $5,000 bail. George Morris and
Archibald Freeman were arrested yes
terday and were also admitted to bail in
the same amount. There is still another
warrant out in the case, making live
issued by Judge Dudley on complaint of
It was not a bngTy robe that Jack
Williams is accused *of having purloined
from Wilson's stable, 'out a coat and vest,
the property of J. H. Hadder.
"California On Wheels" Returns From
Its Long Journey.
Northern and Contrnl Counties Missed
a Great Opportunity for Ad
vertising Thbir Products.
"California on Wheels" arrived here
yesterday afternoon! by the local train
iriui^ft'illovvs, and j was sidetracked at
11; W^at Old of tht; depot. It consists of
three cars, two of them containing ex-
Ihibitaof fruit ami ( "rer products of the
State, the third being occupied by the
gentlemen having charge of the exhibit.
The train was not expected to arrive
here until this morning, hence very few
people were at the depot. The curs will
be thrown open this morning at &30
o'clock, and those who wish to see what
iiiis been shown to the Eastern people in
the way of California products can avail
themselves of the opportunity at any
time up to Tuesday afternoon. The ex
hibit may possibly be here longer if the
managers receive special instructions to
that effect, but as yet none have been
forwarded to them.
A LONG JOURNEY.
S. J. Mathes, of Los Angeles, Superin
tendent of the exhibit, and E. B. Smith,
who has also assisted in showing visitors
through the cars during the entire trip,
were seen yesterday by a Rbcord-Union
reporter, and they gavo a few interesting
notes of their journey over the United
"We started out on the third day of
December, 1.HN9," said Mr. Mathes, "anil
here we are in Sacramento again on Feb
ruary 22, 1881. We have been traveling
now nearly fifteen months, and we've
been on the go all the time. These cars
have traveled over fifteen thousand miles
of railroad, and, as nearly as I can esti
mate, fully 1,500,000 people have visited
the exhibit. We have been royally treat
ed by the people of the East, and I know
this has been
A ORAND ADVERTISEMENT FOR CALI
"Visitors have wondered at what they
saw in these cars, and very often it was
impossible to convince them that certain
fruits or nuts could be and were grown in
this State. Why, scores of people have
doubted my word when I told them that
almonds and olives grew here. They
would not believe it, and when they were
shown the oranges and apples they mar
veled at the size of them. Both of our
carslMhave been boarded by crowds ot
people wherever we have stopped, and
while those on the inside were looking at
the fruit, hundreds would surround the
cars and wait until they had an opportuni
ty to see the exhibit.
"We were very lucky." continued Mr.
Mathes, "in avoiding accidents on our
trip. We have been before and behind
them, but were never detained by one for
»ny length of time. In Wisconsin the
engine ol our train ran off the track on a
bridge, but did not overturn the cars. A
few of our glass jars were broken, and
the front platform badly shattered, but
the damage was soon repaired.
INDIFFERENT TO THEIR INTERESTS.
"There was one thing we lacked, and
that was a sufficient quantity of green
fruit. We ought to have been aide to
give people now and then a sample of
what we showed them in the exhibit, but
we could not do so. True, we received
regularly every week during our Journey
through the East different varieties of
fruit and vegetables from Los Angeles,
but Northern California practically paid
no attention to us, and the people of this
section of the State can blame themselves
for not taking advantage of the golden
opportunity that was offered them to ad
vertise their section. The southern farm
ers naturally get most of the praise, be
cause they were continually sending
something that was fresh and inviting to
the eyes of visitors. The only things sent
us from the northern part of the State,
during our entire trip, were four boxes of
grapes from Mr. Murphy, of Brighton,
Sacramento County, and
A SQUASH FROM BUTTE COUNTY.
I We did the best we could with these and
the preserved fruit to show the people
what Northern California was able to pro
duce, but it was nothing to the showing
that the people of this section should have
"In the past two weeks we have stopped
at Yreka. Redding, Red Bluff, Marvs
ville, Chico, Willows and Woodland, and
told the people there that they had not
taken the interest they should have in the
exhibition. We soon convinced them
that they were negligent in that respect,
and we were assured that they would do
better when the cars were started out
From this city "California on W Theels"'
will go to Stockton, and thence to Oak-
J land, which is the end of its journey.
WRECK OF THE ELIZABETH.
Five of Her Seamen Washed j
Ashore at Bolinas Bay.
THE CARGO DISTRIBUTED ALONG
THE COAST FOR MILES.
Three Tntllnns Arrested for the Mur
der of tho Tuoluimio Bridge-Tender
—Ono of Them Confesses — That
Elaine Dispatch Traced Up.
Special to the Record-Uxiox.
San Francisco, Feb. 22.—The life-sav
ing crew which started for the wreck of
tho Elizabeth over the hills from Sausa
lito last night, returned this afternoon
with news that live of the crew of the
Elizabeth had been washed ashore alive
at Bolinas Bay. They are:
W. C. Barclay, First Mate.
J. G-runwald, seaman.
Carl Leffert, seaman.
Lewis Murray, seaman.
C. Ader, seaman.
The bodies of three men were seen in
the rigging of the ship.
Tho live who escaped were found by i
people living in the vicinity and cared
for. It is thought the rest of tho crew,
instead of being carried into tho smooth
waters of Bolinas' Bay, were dashed to
death on tho jagged rocks.
Tho Elizabeth went to pieces during the
night, and her cargo is distributed along I
tho coast for miles.
The life-saving crew encountered tre
mendous difficulties in reaching the
scene of the wreck. They arrived at
Sansaiito after 12 o'clock with tho cart
containing the life-saving apparatus. A
Portuguese stable-keeper was aroused,
and, although ho had fourteen horses in
the barn, he stolidly refused to let the
men have any horses. Thereupon the |
life crew volunteered to drag the cart
themselves. The men were rigged with
harness and they pulled the cart through
rain and wind fourteen miles over the
hills to Timber Cove.
The roads were rough and the men
were nearly exhausted when they arrived
at the cove.
About 1 o'clock this morning, when
daylight came, nothing could be seen of
the wreck. A search was commenced,
and about three miles further north what
remained of the Elizabeth was found.
Tho shore was carefully searched for !
members of the crew, but nothing was i
At Bolinas Bay the life-crew ascer
tained, as before stated, that five men had
reached tho shore alive. As nothing
more could be done, tho life-crew re
turned to San Francisco. They will at
tempt to reach what is left of "tho wreck
by boat to-morrow.
It is now known that Captain Collcord
and seventeen of the crew of the wrecked
ship have been drowned. A tug went to
I the scene of the wreck this morning, but
found nothing of the Elizabeth. She had
gone to pieces during the night.
Henry Smith, one of the life-saving
i crew, found the wreck at 1&30 this moru-
I ing. He found the ship's remains to be
a mass of rigging, timbers, boxes, cases
and barrels lifting and heaving on the
swell and surf. Amid the wreckage he
saw three bodies of men tangled in the
rigging. He tried to get the Portuguese
ranchers to help him get the bodies out,
but they refused, and busied themselves
in getting out plunder from the wreck.
Smith managed to get one of the bodies,
which was that of a Chinaman.
The body of Captain Charles Henry of
the life-saving crew, who was lost over
board last night, was found tloating in
the water near Tiburon this afternoon.
The life-preserver on the body kept it
afloat, and Henry undoubtedly died from
Captain Colcord of the Elizabeth was an
old trader and master, and this was his
fourth voyage on the Elizabeth, in which
he owned an interest. The ship was
valued at $750,000 and her cargo at §125,
There were on board the vessel at the
time she struck twenty-nine persons all
told. The starboard watch consisted of
second mate Pendleton, nephew of the
original owners of the vessel, tho boat
swain anil eight men in the forecastle.
The port watch comprised chief mate
Barkley, the boatswaiiv, eight men and
an ordinary seaman.
Besides these there was a carpenter, a
Russian Finn, and a cook and steward,
both Chinamen. The Captain, his wife,
son and daughter made up tho twenty
TIIE DEAD IIKRO.
Tribute to the Momory of the Late
Sax Francisco, Feb. 22. — Memorial
exercises were held in the First Congre
gational Church this afternoon in honor
of General Sherman.
General John Gibbon presided, and
George A. Knight delivered the eulogy.
The regular army officers were present
in uniform, as were the officers of the
National Guard of California. Repre
sentatives of foreign Governments were
also in attendance.
Los Anoklks, Feb. 22.—Memorial ex
ercises in honor of General W. T. Sher
man and Admiral D. B. Porter were held
at the Simpson Tabernacle this afternoon.
All of the local Grand Army posts,
Ladies' Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans
and five companies of tho Seventh Reg
iment, X. G. C, participated.
Brigadier-General E. P. .Johnson, was
master of ceremonies. General Alexan
der McDowell Cook of the Department of
Arizona, delivered an oration upon Gen
eral Sherman, with whom he was inti
mately acquainted. General H.G.Roll
ins delivered an address upon Admiral
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Tbe Slayers of tlie Tuolumne IJridge
Milton, Fob. '22. —News Las arrived
here that the men who murdered Lhe
bridge-tender and his friend and then
burned tiie bridge across the Tiioluimie
Kiver, on the night of February Ist, have
been captured by Sheriff Thorn, oi' Cala
veras County, in an Indian camp near
the scene of the murder. They are In
Sheriff Thorn has found some flour and
wool dßattreases in the possession of the
Indiana which Jmd been takeu from tbe
toll-house after the Murder.
<»ne of tho suspected Indians has made
a full confession, implicating two others
of his tribe.
THAT BJ.AIN'E IJISPATCII.
The Author of tho Forgery Makes a
Seattle (Wash.), Feb. 22—The author
ship of tho forged telegram purporting to
have come from Secretary of State Blame,
which was read at the spike-driving
ceremonies at the boundary on February
14th, has been traced to a man named
The Maine Chamber of Commerce in
vestigated the matter and Gerrish con
fessed having composed it, and says he
did so at the request of P. D. Harkness,
Postal Telegraph operator at Blame.
At a meeting of the Chamber ot Com-
ineree a resolution was adopted con
demning the forgery, and calling upon
the Postal Telegraph Company to punish
A LUXATIC RUNS AMUCK.
He Causes n Commotion ou a Railroad
Bagdad (Cal.), Feb. 22.—As the first
No. 3, being the delayed passenger train
of yesterday, was approaching Bagdad,
on the Atlantic and Pacific, this morning,
a passenger named Edward Noa, of Stella,
Neb., was overcome by a lit of temporary
insanity, and. drawing a pistol, shot
Toud Osmond through the chin and
cheek, resulting in a painful but not dan
Noa then turned his murderous weapon
upon S. Fleming, shooting him danger
ously in the shoulder and lung.
The man then sprang from the rapidly
moving train, ran a short distance into
the greasewood and oat his own throat,
severing his windpipe, before the train
could be stopped and the passengers and
crew interfere with him. The three
wounded men were taken to Daggctt,
where Noa was tamed over to the aatnor
ilics in a dying condition, and his victims
were givt>n medical attendance. It is
thought both will recover.
PORTLAND'S RACE TRACK.
Discovery Made That It is Tarty Feet
Ovex* a Mile.
Portland (Or.), Feb. 22.—The sensa
tion in turf circles here yesterday was the
report of the civil engineers who have been
surveying the city race track, and report!
it about forty feet longer than a mile. Tho j
reason for the records made here always I
j having boon two or three seconds slow is i
thus made evident. The short turns will |
be cut off, and all turns thrown up to tlic
A California trainer, in an interview
to-day, promises that the Northwestern
circuit will Vie covered this year by the |
following California stables: Frank Dc- i
Poister, by Mulkey; Dan Dennisou, EL I. I
Thornton, Mr. Murray, Lee Shaner, S. K.
Trefry and WillOber.
Flro In a Dry Goods ITotise.
Colfax (Wash.), Feb. 22.—A lire oc
curred yesterday morning in the dry
goods house of Wheeler, Mottar & Co., in
Fraternity block, destroying the block
and damaging the entire stock. The loss is
estimated at £20,000, covered by an insur
ance of £10,000. The lire is supposed to be
caused by the crossing of the electric
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE TREATMENT.
A Society Held Uesponslble for the
Death ot Ono of Its Members.
Dks Moonss (Iowa), Feb. 22.—Much inj
terest has been felt here in the investiga
tion of the death of William Protzeman,
who, it was alleged, died under the Chris
tian Science treatment. Protzeman was
24 years old, and had good health until
December 17th last, when he was attacked
with a cold which finally grew into
The jury found that he received no
medical treatment, except "silentprayer;''
that all dietary rules were disregarded,
and that he was otherwise neglected. The
conclusion of the jury is that Protzeman
came to his death by reason of the prac
ticing upon him of the teachings of an
association of persons calling themsleves
Christian Scientists, and from no other
The jury further says that in their opin
ion Protzeman would have lived bad
proper medical treatment been given to
It is expected that arrests will be made
CURRENT NEWSPAPER WIT.
She—"l think cigarette-smoking is
something vile. What do you smoke
mostly in Chicago?" He (of the Lake
I City)—" Hams."
The moon borrows her light from the
sun, which may account for the fact that
Luna is frequently reduced to her last
quarter. — Jlu-s/on Transcript.
"I love to sit before a blazing fire and
watch the figures in the flame." " Vhell,"
said Isaacs, "dher bleasure oft dat de
pendts larchly on dher insurance."
'Tis better to give than receive, no doubt,
As :i rule. In the way matters go.
Except in the matter of kissing, and then
It's a stand-off—aa far as we know.
"No use," exclaimed an impecunious
debtor to an importunate creditor, "you
can't get blood out of a turnip." "I know
that," responded the creditor, "but un
less I get that money, I'll have gore from
"That house," remarked a citizen,
pointing out an edifice to a visitor, "was
built by ill-gotten gains." "It belongs to
an embezzler who escaped punishment. 1
suppose?" "Oh, no; it was built by one
of our prominent physicians."
When night has let her curtains down, with
low and plaintive hum,
Mosquitoes, thirsting for our blood, uround
our pillows come;
AV'e watch, we wait with bated breath while
strikes the midnight chime.
And hit our cheeks a stinging slap and miss
'era every time. — Boston Courier.
Widower—"l would like you to design
me a headstone."
Marble-cutter—"What kind would you
like? We have—"
Widower—"I would like a pretty heavy
one. And you might make it in tho j
shape of an anchor—something that will
hold, you know."
Bebuzt, Feb. 22.—At a dinner given by
Ilerr Ebarth to the members of the
Reichstag, Dr. Windthorst offered a toast
in honor of United States Minister Phil
In offering the toast the Clerical leader
said that America, notwithstanding
its temporary madness, shown by
the adoption of the new tariff law,
was still a model, by imitation of which
Germany might Insure the spread of
happiness and liberty among tho people.
'Ihis sentiment was heartily applauded
by Kickert, Schroder, Bamberger, Sie
mens and other political leaders present.
Books In Chains.
In Europe, long before the days of
printing, books were fastened to shelves
or desks in libraries mid churches, to
guard against their being stolen, and also
to prevent one student gaining an unfair
advantage over another by securing the
loan of a book from a too amiable libra
The libraries of the English universi
ties wore .-hained until the latter part of
tho eighteenth century, when on account
of the inconvenience of using them, tho
chains were removed. It is recorded
that at King's College a man was paid Ul
7s in 17n7. t\>\- nine days' labor in taking
the fetters off the college books. Accord
ing to the Antiquarian, there are, how
ever, a few chained libraries still remain
ing in England. The largest of these is
at the cathedral church of Hereford, and
is the one genuine survival of an old mo
nastic library. It consists of about 2,000
volumes, of which 1,/iuO are chained.
There are rive book-cases, and the re
mains of two others.
The catalogue, which is also chained,
classified the books, many of which are
in manuscript, in eight divisions. Each
chain is from three to four feet long, ac
cording to its position, so that every vol
ume can be placed on tho reading desk.
In the center of these chains are swivels,
which are useful in preventing their en
Hereford possesses the latest, as well as
the oldest, collection of chained books in
the kingdom, the library of 2sr> volumes,
which was bequeathed to All Saints'
Church as late as IS7I.
WHOLE XO. 15,399.
WILL HASTEN LEGISLATION.
Only Eight More Working Days
Left for Congress.
EFFORTS TO SECURE ACTION ON THE
Return of tlio Sherman Funeral Party
— FbhmU Begins Ills Elc-ctlon
J"i;iiit—Revolt orGovernment Troops
In the Province of Cortlaba.
Special to the Recokd-Untos.
Washington, Feb. 22.—0n1y eight
working days remain of the Fifty-first
Congress, and from now until the 4th of
March the proceedings in both branches
will be marked by haste.
The chief effect in both houses will bo
to secure early and complete action on
the appropriation bills, of which but two,
the army and fortification, have yet be
come laws. The status of the remaining
appropriation lulls is as follows: The
| naval hill awaits the approval of the con
i ference report by the House; the pen-
I sion, District of Columbia and military
j academy bills are in conference; the dip
! lomatic and consular bills are awaiting a
conference by the House; the sundry
civil bill has been reported by the Senato
committee and is on the Senate calendar;
I the legislative, executive and judicial
I appropriation bills and the Indian appro
priation hill are in the Senate committee,
and the postoffice. agricultural and gen
eral deficiency bills await the action of
THE IRISH (JI'KSTIOX.
15oth Factious Preparing for an Actlvo
New York, Feb. 22. —A Tribune Lon
don special says: P:irnoll has already
started for Ireland to begin his campaign.1
against his opponents. The tight will bo '
to the bitter end, and ho will bo a rash,
man who ventures to prophesy the ro \
Additional heat is thrown into the com
tli'i by the squabble over the £S,oo(£
which McCarthy and Parnell agreed t» :
withdraw from the cash funds in Franco •
for the benefit of evicted tenants.
The McCarthyitea divided their quota,
of live thousand pounds to the object
named, while the National League, which
now dances exclusively to Parnell's
piping, seems to have done little or
] nothing for those tenants tor whom it
made itself responsible. It devoted tho>
whole, or greater part of the sum. it is
said, toward paying an overdraft granted
the League by the Hibernian Hank.
The Healeyite section doubts tho pay
ment of this overdraft, alleging that Par
nell pocketed the whole sum for require
ments of party warfare. That section is
seeking to put pressure on Parnell
through O'Brien, il lie can be got at in
prison, to compel Parnell to explain how
the money was expended. This result
seems undoubted, that in consequence a
large number of tenants, failing toreceivo
further help from tho National League,
fearing that such help will be intermit
tent, have decided to make terms with
The anti-Parnellitcsare at present fear
ful that owing to this squabble over the
allocation of the eight thousand pounds,
Parnell will consent to nothing more
being withdrawn from the thirty-six
thousand pounds now lying in Paris. It
is thought that he can better atl'ord to
keep this money locked up than his op
ponents. The latter have consequently
to look for financial help elsewhere.
Some wealthy English Kadieals prom
ised to assist them, hut these cannot bear
the drain of supporting the evicted ten
ants and maintaining ihe poorer members
of the Irish Parliamentary party, who 1
hitherto have been in Parnell's party,
bat have now deserted him, therefore it
has been decided to obtain what help
can be got from rich Knglish Kudk-als,
and at once to organize a fund especially
devoted to evicted tenants.
With the last-named object in view,
Abraham Kenny and Flynn arc to join
T. P. O'Connor in America, while T. I)'
Sullivan and Cox will start at once on a
begging mission to Australia. Tho
money collected through these sources
will bo passed to tho Tenants' Defense
Committee, controlled by the McCarthy
ites, wholly beyond the reach of Parnell.
Tim latter dare not oppose these missions
n favor of evicted tenants, but he has
certainly no intention to follow similar
Wherever he goes in Ireland ho wilU
find the priests not only against him, but*
in many cases will discover that they have
prepared a way for his rivals. The latter
have been consolidating and tho organi
zation will shortly launch the Irish Xa-j
tional Federation as an opponent of tho
The McCarthyites have mapped out tha
country into districts,elaborated a per--.
feet system for meeting Parnell at every '
i point, and to follow him in every town.
ITbe Government Troops Jiovolt and
Capture the I'ulace.
Paris, Feb. —. —Advices received by
the <;<mloi.i from Buenos Ayros are thaS
the Government troops had revolted iv
the province of Cordaba and have secured
tlic Governors palace.
In consequence of this uprising a stato
! of siege has been declared throughout the
President Pellegrini lias ordered that
most vigorous measures be taken to sup
press-: tlie outbreak.
MATCHED AGAINST TirE LAW.
Pn^illst Kyan Arrested and Taken to
Chicago, Feb. 22. —Tommy Ryan, tho
I pugilist ■who whipped Dan Neodham at
Minneapolis a few nights ago, -was ar
rested yesterday afternoon by an Indiana
Sheriff armed with proper requisition
papers, and hustled off to Indiana to
answer a charge of having engaged in a
prize fight in that State two months ago.
Ryan's friends rushed out and got a writ
Of habeas corpus, but reached tho depot
just in time to see the train pulling out.
They telegrapbed to Indiana to have him
Before leaving Ryan said: "It is a big
blulf to get stutT out of me. Indiana))*
wanted to soak me for a good round tine,
having heard of my winnings up North,
but it wouldn't go."
The Funeral Party Keturns.
CoLVMBfs (O.), Feb. 22.—The special
train bearing tho family, relatives and
friends of the late General .Sherman
passed through this city this afternoon on
its return trip East. Just as the train
left St. Louis Rev. Father Sherman re
ceived a telegram from tho Comte do
Paris, who is in Spain, expressing tho
wannest sympathy for the loss sustained
in the death of his illustrious father.
Goddard Coming to America.
Sydxky (N. S. "VV.), Feb. 22.—Joe God
dard, who recently defeated Choynski, is
going to America. Goddard will chal
lenge Slavin, Jackson, Corbett and Kil