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VOLUME _LXXXI.--_NO. 10.
ADJOURNED WITHOUT DAY.
Closing Scenes of the Fifty-first
IHE HOUSE GOES OUT AMID A
BURST OF SONG.
Eloquent Valedictories by Vice-Presi
dent Morton and Speaker Reed—A
Vote of Thanks to the Retiring
Speaker Adopted by a Strict Party
Voto—Representative Cannon Comes
In for a Share of Applause.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, March 4.^Thc House of
Representatives of the Fifty-lirst Con
gress went out in a burst of song. The
vocalists of the House on the Republican
side gathered in a body near the front
row of the desks, headed by Coleman of
Louisiana, Yardley of Pennsylvania,
Striven of New York, and Wade of Mis
souri, anil as soon as the House was de
clared adjourned they started up "March
ing Through Georgia," which was taken
tip Ity the great mass of Republican Rep
resentatives, who made the hall ring, to
the great delight and edilication of the
A Democratic chorus, headed by Rep-
Bentative-elect O'Xeil of Missouri, re
torted with the "Doxology," but their
voices were soon drowned in a superior
volume of sound from the press reporters
having taken up the hymn. Republican..
Bod Democrats alike ceased singing to
listen to that of their sometime critics,
Whose full, resonant -horns was very
Burrows and Allen of Michigan, Cole
man and Yardley struck up "Our Father
land" as the closing notes of tlfe "Doxol
oey" died away, and the Republicans
joined in very generally. The effect was
line, as was the singing of "John Brown's
Body," taken up immediately alter.
The occupants of the press'gallery for
the last numbers on the programme" ren
dered, ".'ood-by, Congress," "Good-by,
My Lover, < h.od-by," and "lie's a Jolly
Good Fellow," and it was with regret on
tie- part of the immense throng on the
floor and in the galleries that the im
promptu musicale came to an end.
All the greater part of tho morning
there was an intermittent babel of shou
for recognition from anxious members
the House, who crowded around the ope
space in front of the Speaker's desk an
i. sorted to loud calls, vociferous remar!
and all manner of devices to attract a
l< ration. Tiie House was in a critica
mood, and those members who we
fortunate enough to catch the Speaker
eye, found that they still had a hard roat
to travel to the Presidential haven, for
was not an easy matter to secure the nc
essary two-thirds majority to hat
the rules suspended and their bil
_ Meanwhile, tho conferees on the d
ficiency bill, the only appropriation b
remaining to be acted on, were earnest
< ii.leavoring to remove the stumblin
blocks in the way of an agreement.
The House rapidly tilled as the fina
adjournment loomed up, less than thr
hours off while in the galleries standi:
room had ceased to be available some tin
previously, and throngs of people jamni
The Republicans inthe House nailo.
their colors to the mast, determined to g
out of power as agressivc, defiant and
full of light as they gave been at any time
during the session.
No Democrat having prepared the usual
vote of thanks to the Speaker, McKinley
rose and ottered a resolution thanking the
Speaker for the able and impartial man
ner in which he had performed his duties.
.Mills demanded the yeas and nays, and
when at last the -vote was announced the
Republicans rose en masse, clapping vig
orously and moving papers and books,
and making the air resound with cheers,
the volume of sound being swelled by
applause in the galleries. The applause
was renewed more vigorously than before
as speaker Reed entered the hall to re
lieve Burrows of Michigan, who was .
temporarily in the chair.
The Democrats jeered at the demonstra- |
tion. Bland and McClammy shouted out I
retorts to the Republican applause that
were lost in confusion.
Cannon came in for a mild ovation as
he presented the conference report on th
deficiency bill —the last report he woul
have to make. His Republican co
leagues sprang to their feet, giving hit
cheer alter cheer aad tossing whateve
was on their desks into the air in tumul
uous cyclonic commendation of Cannoi
Breckinridge of Kentucky, amid a]
plause by the Democrats, made a grae
lul little speech eulogistic of the trea
nient the minority had received Iron
Cannon, but the Republicans were char
of joining in the acclamations, being cv
dently of the opinion that Breckinridge
remarks were retlexively in some inea
ure iv derogation ofthe Speaker.
Mr. Reed is not the first Speaker wh
has been refused a vote of thanks by th
opposition party at the close of Congres
He is thirteenth on the list against whon
resentment has thus been manifested.
This concluded the necessary wor
of Congress, anil the remaining time wa
chiefly consumed in efforts to secure th
passage of local or private bills.
On the Senate side, the scenes, while o
a more dignified nature than those of th
House, were nevertheless animated am
spirited. The gallery opposite Vice
President's Morton's chair was reserve*
forthfi diplomatic corps, and was we
filled with members of foreign legation
•and the only vacant scats in any part o
the gallery were those reserved for th
Washington, March 4.—The Sena
resinned its session at !» a. m. with tl
\ i. c-I'iesident in the chair.
on motion of Sherman the Senate wei
into executive session. It was 10:45 whe
the doors w. re reopened.
The Clerk ofthe House appeared at th
bar with a message announcing that tl
House had agreed to the conference re
port on the general deficiency'bill.
Immediately afterwards Hale pre
sentcd the same conference report to tl
Senate and moved its adoption. Agreed
After the passage of the House bill to
•supply artificial limbs to pensioners
every three years, instead of live years,
the conference report on the bill for tho
reorganisation of artillery and inl'antrv
fiiccs ot the army was reported and
The House hill for the issue of a com
aiission to Phiiip c. Johnson as Rear Ad
miral in the navy and deliver it to the
tvidow, was passed.
The House bill for the protection of
lives of miners in the Territories was
A resolution was offered by Mitchell
Instructing the Judiciary Committee to
inquire and report as to the date when
laws relating to Chinese restriction will
.spire, whether in ISfti or ist'4; also when
.he Chinese Exclusion Act of lt_sß shall
expire. He explained that the object
-\ .i- lo have new legislation on the subject
before existing laws ceased to operate.
The resolution was agreed to.
At half-past eleven, McPherson, Clerk
if the House, presented the Senate de
acieney bill, enrolled and signed by the
speaker, and it was immediately signed
j>y the Vice-President and carried to the .
When no other business remained to be
transacted, the Vice-President arose and
made his farewell speech. He said:
*'I am admonished by the dial that tho
life of the Fifty-lirst Congress has ended,
and that the hour of separation and fare
well has again arrived. The record is
made up and has gone into history. Xo
one can be so unmindful as we, a part of
the fact, that all are not with us who an
swered to the first roll call of this Con
gress. Three members of this body, all
taken from one side of the chamber,'have
answered the last summons and gone out
forever from tho haunts of men. They
were well worthy of the love we bore
them, and will be cherished in the hearts
of the people as able, honorable and pa
triotic public servants.
"Without previous experience as a pre
siding otlicer, I came with distrust to tho
discharge of the duty imposed by the
Constitution upon the Vice-President in
his relation to his Senate, certainly only
of an unfaltering purpose to do right, and
of the patience and forbearance of this
great body. I acknowledge with grate
ful sensibility the courtesy and kindness
which, even in critical and complicated
situations, the members of the Senate
were accustomed to accord me, and the
honor conferred by the resolution just
adopted in my absence from the chair.
Wit.li the earnest hope that each member
of this body may be blessed in every re
lation in life. I now declare the constitu
tional period of the Fifty-first Congress
as having been completed. The Senate
stands adjourned without day."
Ot TIIK IIOVSK.
Washington, Marcli I.—After the con
ference report on the copyright bill had
been agreed to in the House, in the early
morning hours, Funston of Kansas pre
sented a conference report on the agri
cultural appropriation bill, but the House
refused to accept it—_4 to 115. A further
conference was ordered.
The conference report on tho legislative
appropriation bill was agreed to.
Cntcheon presented a conference report
on the bill for tho reorganization of the
army. Rejected—_<> to 54.
Cntcheon moved a further conference.
Rejected—s4 to SB— thus defeating the bill.
The Senate bill was passed to incorpo
rate a National Conservatory of Music of
Burrows of Michigan having taken the
chair, McKinley offered the following:
Resolved, Tlmt the thanks of this House be
presented Hon. Thomas 11. Reed for the able,
Impartial aad dignified manner In which he
has presided over its ilciivi_-i_tlons and per
formed the arduous and important duties of
Mills demanded the yeas and nays.
Then Breckenridge of Kentucky paid
a warm tribute of respect to the Chair
man of the Committee on Appropria
tions (Cannon). On the Uoor. in commit
tee and iv personal contact, he said, Can
non always earned the gratitude of gen
tlemen on the Democratic side. [Ap
plause from both sides of the Camber.]
The conference report on the deficiency
bill was agreed to, thus disposing of the
last ofthe general appropriation bills.
Speaker Reed then rose and said:
"After two long and stormy sessions,
in some respects unparalleled ia a hun
dred years, the House of Representatives
ofthe Fifty-first Congress will soon pass
with a completed record into the history
of the country, and its work will follow
it. What wo have done is in a large
measure political. Whatever is political
rouses the sternest, most turbulent, most
unforgiving passions of the human race.
Political action can never be justly
viewed from a near standpoint. "Timo
and distance are needed for ripe judgment
and the verdict of history is the only ver
dict worth recording.
"To state in language which would
seem to me to be inadequate, the achieve
ments ofthe IT ouso would not be suitable
to this time or to this place. Nor is it in
the least needful that I should here and
now rekindle the old disputes or fan the
dying embers of struggles past and gone.
"Whether we have disposed of the
question of finance with wisdom and
broad statemanship, time will surely
siiow. Whether in the things we have
done and the things we have attempted
for the furtherance of human liberty, we
were actuated by high and honorable mo
tives, will be visible to all the world at no
distant day. Our actions are catalogued
j aud all enunciation and praise by our
j selves would be in vain. If our deeds do
not praise us, our words cannot. Confi
dent as I am <_f the verdict of time on
; what we have done, I am still more confi
■ dent that the highest recommendation
will be given us in the future, not for
what measures Aye have passed, valuable
as they are, but because we have taken so
long a stride in the direction of responsi
"Having demonstrated to the people
that those who have been elected to do
their will can do it, henceforth excuses
will not be taken for non-performance,
and a government by the people will be
stronger in the land.
"Toward those who have opposed what
a majority of the House desired, wo can
i have no unkindly or personal feeling.
I Whoever offers battle to old convictions
I and faith must expect battle, and the
I vigor of resistance must always bear somo
I proportion to that vigor.
"To the members on my left, with
whom I am politically associated, I beg to
I tender my most sincere and heartfelt
; acknowledgment. Xo man ever re
ceived more ungrudging and unflinching
support, or from a band more patriotic.
"I am proud to acknowledge in all that
has been done, that I have been but one
in a multitude, and that the honors of tho
fifty-first Congress belong to you alone.
I now declare this House adjourned with
Several Changes Made in Contract
Nkw York, March 4.—The convention
of delegates of tho National League this
afternoon, adopted a new contract which
virtually does away with the reserve
clause and gives the players more rights.
"Form A" of the contract is for a seven
months' season, with a renewal of the
clause for one or more successive seasons.
"Form B" is for a term of years without
the renewal clause, with the salary divided
into twelve monthly or twenty-four semi
monthly installments, with the prom
ise of exemption of players from any serv
ice whatever between seasons, except
obedience to regulations as to physical
training and moral discipline by tho
player. Both forms will be regular, and
discretion will be allowed to the clubs
and player to execute either.
It was ofli.-ially announced this evening
that tiie schedule would not be given out
When the league adjourned to-night,
they announced that tlio Cincinnati peo
ple were authorized to go ahead and per
fect the organization of their club.
THE MYSTERY SOLVED.
Banker Heegluud Tells How He Was
McPherson (Kan.), March 4.—The
mystery surrounding the shooting of C.
A. Heegluud, President of the Second
National Bank, which suspended Mon
day, is partially cleared up. The wounded
man recovered consciousness for the first
time to-day. He says he started for Kan
sas City on the Sunday night train, on
business, but at Harrington stayed too
IX at the lunch counter and missed the
n. He came back to McPherson on
morning train, and as he was walk
home, abouto o'clock, some one came
to him and shot him in the breast. It
iso dark he could not see the assas-
He managed to reach home, but
n lost consciousness. No motive for
shooting is known,
he Bank Examiner has taken charge
the institution. The liabilities are
ut $2.50,000, with more than enough
_ts to prevent loss to both depositors
SACKAMEJSTO, THURSDAY MO_R_NT_*Gr, MARCH 5, 1891.
Hypnotism Leads to the Suicide of
Two Hebrew Students.
ANOTHER FRIGHTFUL MINE ACCI
DENT IN PENNSYLVANIA.
American and English Capitalists In
vesting In Ontario Mining Proper
ties—Plans Laid Out for tho «__rounds
nnd Uulldiugs for tho World's Fair
at Jackson Park.
Special to the Record-Union.
Ci_.ci_.nati, March 4.—L. Frauenthal,
of St. Louis, and Ernest Salinger, of Phil
adelphia, two students at the Hebrew-
Union College in this city, were found
dead in their room this morning. Tho
young men took their own lives, accord
ing to a preconcerted arrangement.
It is asserted by fellow students that
the young men must have been demented
on tiio subject of hypnotism. Salinger
for a long time had been a firm believer
in it. Frauenthal formerly scoffed at it,
but latterly Salinger had won him over
and seemed to have complete control over
him. For some timo past Frauenthal
has been falling off, mentally and physi
cally, and frequently complained of
pains in his head.
They left a joint note asking that their
families be notified, but vouchsafing no
Salinger was still alive when found,
and said before expiring that they had
agreed to die together. His diary had an
entry saying that he was going to end liis
Prices Realised ut tho Second Day's
Sale In New York.
New York, March 4.—The second day's
sale _of the blooded California trotting
stock opened at 10 o'clock this morning.
According to the scheduled plan of tho
sale, L. J. Rose's stud from Los Angeles,
Cal., was to have been up this morning,
but tho horses failed to arrive and a tele
gram was received by the auctioneer
which stated that delays had occurred on
the road and the stock only reached Chi
cago this morning. The sale was put
over to Friday morning.
G. Valensin's consignment of Sidney
stock was then sold as follows: Black
filly by Sidney, dam Rose Leaf, by Buc
caneer, 81,850; Fleet Boy, by Sidney, dam
Flight, by Buccaneer, §1,200; Marietta, by
Sidney, dam Mary, by Buccanner, $1,526;
black filly, by Sidney, dam Highland
Lass, by Brigadier, §1,000; Charles Q..
chestnut colt by Sidney, dam Alice C. by
Wilkes Boy, 81,500; Moss Rose, bay filly
by Anteeo, dam Luclla, by Nutwood. \Y.
H. Crawford, Lexington, Ky., §2,2.50;
Tone, bay filly by .lunis, dam Sultan
Queen, by Sultan, G. J. Haslcy, New
This closed the sale, an average of
which was §f.79 per head. The Burke
stud, of Menlo Park, Cal., was next put
up and the following sales were made:
Luck, bay filly by Eros, dam Nettie Nut
wood by Nutwood, §1,500; La Paloma,
bay filly by Eros, dam Nettie Nutwood
by Nutwood, 81,225.
Auctioneer Kellogg announced that
the Stimson stud, which was on the
schedule for to-morrow, had been de
layed on the road, and the Thompson.
Forbes ifc Russell stud would be offered
in its place.
The Burke stud average was only |587,
the fifteenth sale, and this average was
still further reduced by subsequent low
Quite a number of Valensin colts wero
suffering from colds, induced by a change
from the equitable California "climate to
that of the East, hence they were not for
General Plans of the Grounds and
Chicago, March 4. —The general plans
of the grounds and buildings for the
World's Fair were comploted to-day.
Jackson Park is divided into five parUs,
of which the one to the north, the ground
already improved, is reserved for Stale
and foreign Government buildings, with
a possibility of an art palace.
The main exposition is to front on a
lagoon, and the east will be a curved nier,
extending far into Lake Michigan,"and
made beautiful with buildings and orna
mentations designed by sculptor St.
The State buildings will be disposed on
streets laid out for the purpose, giving
each as near as possible a place of equal
prominence. The administration build
ing is to be surmounted with a gilded
douie rising to the hight of the audi
The contractors having in hand the
work at Jackson Park announced to-day
that they will advance the wages of la
borers to 81 75 per day on April Ist.
Electric lights are to be put up, and work
will be continued night and day in eight
BIG MINING DEAL.
American and Eugllsh Capitalists In
vest in Ontario Property.
Chicago, March 4. —It is announced
here that papers have just been signed for
the transfer ofthe sUver mines known as
the Badger, Porcupine and West End,
located at Port Arthur, Ont., to Herbert
M. Nichols of Denver, who is said to be
acting for the syndicate composed of
Englishmen and Americans. The single
sale is said to aggregate an a.nount ap
proximating ten million dollars. These
three mines produce one-half the silver
taken from Port Arthur district. The
operations of this syndicate are the direct
result, it is said, of silver legislation in
the United States, and negotiations, it is
claimed, aro now under way for some im
portant mining properties in old Mexico
and Colorado. The identity of the pur
chasers is kept secret, but Lew Meyer of
this city, attorney for the syndicate, says
the Americans interested are New York
and St. Paul capitalists.
Important Matters Dealt With at
Washington, March 4.—At the morn
ing session of the convention of State
Railroad Commissioners to-day, resolu
tions were adopted declaring it compe
tent for Congress and the Legislatures of
the various States to regulate, within
their respective spheres, the rates of
freight and passenger traffic and travel,
subject only to legal and constitutional
limitations; and that uniformity is de
sirable in congressional and State legisla
tion ou the subject of rates, to the end
that the public regulation of rates may
be practically reached by active co
operation between State and interstate
On the convention reassembling in the
afternoon a resolution was reported,
which was unanimously adopted, that a
committee be appointed to urge upon
Congress the imperative need for action
by that body calculated to hasten and in-
sure the equipment of freight cars through
out the country with uniform automatic
couplers and with train brakes and equip
ment locomotives with driving wheels,
and to present and urge the passage of a
A resolution continuing the committee
on reasonable rates, with instructions to
report to tho next conference such further
facts and suggestions in connection with
the subject as may be doomed desirable,
was adopted, as was also a resolution
that the committee to whom the subject
of automatic couplers and continuous air
brakes was referred be requested to con
sider and report to the next conference of
Railroad Commissioners upon the expe
diency of requesting national legislation
upon the subjc*ct of lighting and heating
Another Frightful Mine Accident.
Wtlk__s_.aiii.__ (Pa.., March 4.—A
frightful accident occurred at the Notting
ham colliery at Plymouth, to-day, by
wliieh three men wero killed aud two
others seriously injured. Fivo men were
sent into the old working and instructed
to use safety lamps, but they disobeyed
the orders and the naked iight which
lhey carried ignited a large body of gas.
A terrible explosion followed.
Left tho Money In His I>t*esser.
Cincinnati, March 4.—David J. Bryan
of Indianapolis reported to tho police to
day that ho had been robbed in a street
car 0f'.10,000 in bills.
Some time after Bryan had notified the
police of his loss he received a telegram
from Indianapolis telling him that he
had left the money on his dresser, aud
his wife would forward it to him by ex
Six Men Drowned.
Princeton (Ky.), March 4.—News has
been received here that a raft with six
men on board, which started from this
place Monday for Paducah, on the Cum
berland River, is lost, and the men
Census Conspirators Sentenced.
St. Paul, March 4.—Stevens and Bau
dot, two Minneapolis census conspirators,
were" to-day sentenced to lines of *"'_,ooo
and 81,000, respectively. The cases
against the others were dismissed.
MEASURES THAT WERE DISCUSSED
ES THE SENATE AND HOUSE.
Over Two Thousand Bills Enacted
Into Laws During the
Special to the Rfcokd-L'nion.
Washington, March 4.—Of the work
of the Fifty-first Congress, three meas
ures, any of which in intrinsic import
ance and popular interest would be suf
ficient for a national issue, stand forth
prominent among all others. First, the
McKinley tariff bill, which became a law;
second, the silver bill, on which a first
session compromise was effected based on
the monthly purchase of 4,500,000 ounces
of silver, which, in turn, was followed
by moro radical measures that failed of
passage, and, third, the Federal elections
bill, which, after a protected struggle,
failed in tho Senate to reach a decisive
vote. Tho radical innovation in the rules
of the House added interest to its pro
ceedings, and the determined but fruit
less efforts to adopt the most vital of
these innovations formed a part of the
latter part of the sessions of the Senate.
Even in its mortuary record Congress
was remarkable, the call of death having
summoned no fewer than twelve of its
Representatives and three of its Senators.
'Ihe total appropriations for this Con
gress will probably reach a billion of
During the Fiftieth Congress, 101 bills
were vetoed and during the Fifty-first
Congress, 14. Among the bills which be
came laws are these: The copyright bill,
private land court bill, postal subsidy
bill, Indian depredations claim bill, tim
ber and pre-emption law repeal bill, cus
toms administrative bill, general land
forfeiture bill, bill to relieve the Supreme
Court by the establishment of an inter
mediate Court of Appeal, United States
Judges' salaries bill, World's Fair
bill, Wyoming and Idaho admis
sion bills, anti-lottery and anti-trust
bills, reapportionment bill, immigration
bill, bill to ratify agreements with
various Indian tribes and to pay
friendly Sioux §500,000, bill to reduce
the lees of the pension agents; ', bill to pay
the French spoliation claims, meat in
spection bill; bill to prevent the importa
tion of adulterated food and drink; live
cattle and hog inspection bill: bill appro
priating §1,U00,000 for the improvement of
the Mississippi river; bill to permit
sorghum sugar manufacturers to use
alcohol without the payment of a tax;
bill to limit to 00 per cent, of tho rates
charged private parties the rate land
grant railroads shall charge for the trans
portation of Government troops and sup
plies; bill for the relief of settlers on the
Northern Pacific Railroad indemnity
lands; bill to permit tho export of fer
mented liquors to a foreign country with
out the payment ofa tax; bill to apply
the proceeds of public lands and receipts
from certain land grant railroads to the
support of agricultural and industrial
colleges; bill to extend tho timo of pay
ment for public lands in cases of failure
of crops; Dill to set aside the Big Tree
tract in California as a public park; bill
for the inspection of cattle steamers, to
secure a moro humanetreatmeiitof cattle.
The Blair educational bill, the bill for
the appointment of an alcoholic liquor
Commission and the S-hour claiuiß bill
were defeated on test votes, while among
those which, after passing one House
failed of action in the other, are the bank
ruptcy bill, Conger lard bill, and army
The Paddock pure food bill, Nicaragua
Canal bill, Pacific Railroad funding bill,
and interstate commerce bill to permit
limited pooling are among the measures
which failed to reach a vote in either
The following are some of tho Senate
bills which failed to pass the House: To
provide for the free coinage of silver; en
larging the rights of homesteaders and
pre-emptors on public lauds, reviving
the grade of Lieutenaut-General of the
army, and for the exploration and survey
of the interior of Alaska.
The following House bills failed to pass
the Senate: To transfer the revenue ma
rine service to the navy, and for the relief
of telegraph operators during the war.
Among the measures ou which neither
House acted (except in some cases by
committees) were the sub-treasury and
farm mortgages bills, the service pension
bill, Canadian reciprocity resolution, bill
to encourage the construction of an inter
continental railway, postal savings bank
and postal telegraph bill, Butler bill to
aid negroes to emigrate to Africa, woman
suffrage and prohibition constitutional
amendments, income tax bill and vari
ous other radical financial and political
In the Fifty-first Congress 14,0.33 bills
were introduced in the House and 5,129 in
the Senate. In the Fiftieth Congress 12,
--054 were introduced in the House and
4,000 in the Senate,
In the Fifty-first Congress 297 joint
resolutions (or 28 more than in the Fif
tieth.! were introduced in the House. In
the Senate 109 joint resolutions (24 more
than in the Fiftieth) were introduced.
The bills that became laws during the
Congress just ended numbered 2,180. In
the Fiftieth Congress 1,824 bills were en
The Late Floods in Arizona Rap
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE BY WATER
The Report That the Murderers of
Mrs. Greenwood "Were Seen In San
Jose Pronounced a Fake —Rail Con
nection Mado With tho Canadian
Pacific—Quick Voyage of Schooner.
Special to tho Record-Union.
Piicenix (Ariz.), March 4.—The floods
which have menaced Arizona for sev
eral weeks are now abating and there is
no prospect for any additional rainfall.
Telegraph communication from this city
was only restored yesterday.
Phumix will be cut ofl' from railroad
communication for several months, tho
bridge ofthe Maricopa and Ph.enix Rail
road being washed out across Salt River
aud the bridge across the Gila rendered
■ess by a change in the river chan
The Phoenix and Salt River valleys are
but little injured by the flood. A num
ber of adobe houses of slight value were
destroyed. The heaviest damage was to
the railroad company and canals. Nearly
all of the mountain streams became tor
rents, and many small farms were de
Tiie Hassagampa is higher than during
the timo the Walnut Grove dam broke
The only lives known to be lost during
the good in this vicinity were several
much damage done at ensenada.
San Diego, March 4.—Tho steamer
Manuel Dublan arrived from Ensenada,
Lower California, this morning, and the
passengers report that a great deal of
damage was done there by the late storms.
The soap factory is a total wreck, having
been undermined and turned nearly un
side down. Considerable damage was
done to the woolr-n mills, and a large
building in course of construction for a
fish cannery was totally destroyed. The
soap factory is to be rebuilt on higher
ground. A wheat field of 100 acres, be
longing to the International Company,
was completely washed away.
UP THE SACRAMENTO.
Redding, Marcli 4.—The sun is shining
brightly and a north wind prevails. The
river is not unusually high. No Hoods
Colusa, March 4.—There are no breaks
in the river levees. The water is rising
slowly, and is 25 feet 0 inches.
There was a report of a break at Howell
Point, but a man just from there reports
no break in the leveo, and the prospects
on Grand Island were never bettor. The
wind has shifted to the north, and if it
continues will drain the tule, leaving the
reclaimed land free from back water.
Nicolaus, March 4.—Tho danger of
overflow from the river is past, though
the water is still above the danger line.
It has fallen sixteen inches here. The
backwater in the tule is still rising and
has covered about 2,000 acres of grain
land. A strong south wind would do
much damage. The barometer is still
low and the weather is cloudy. The wind
Red Bluff, March 4.—The rain ceased
last night. It was clear and cold to-day.
The river is falling slowly. No damage
was done by Hoods, nor is there a pros
pect of an overflow. The river is 18 feet
above low water.
THE GREENWOOD MURDERERS.
A San Jose Printer Gives Information
as to Their Whereabouts.
San Jose. March 4.—lnformation was
secured here early this morning which
seems to point to the fact that the two
murderers of Mrs. J. Q. Greenwood at
Napa on tho morning of February 10th
have been in Sau Jose. The information
comes from Heard Easton, a printer, who
is well-known here. He was in Napa at
the time of the murder, and his story,
which is given in his own words, is ex
Ho stated as follows: "I saw the Napa
murderers yesterday afternoon in the
Why Not saloon on the Alameda. I saw
them tho evening before the murder was
committed. I was sitting in the Indenti
cal saloon at Napa. They asked nic to
drink, and after we had taken one drink
the tall man asked me if I wanted to
make some money. The tall man's
name is Frank Hamilton. The Swede's is
Qua Classen. At least that is what they
told me. Hamilton asked me ifi wanted
to make some money. I replied yes, and
asked how it was to be made. He
answered, 'Come with me to a certain
house down the road where an old man
lives, and we will get some stuff.' I said
'No, I've got some money,' and they left.
They mentioned no names, but they
talked in a bragging manner as if they
felt positive about getting it. They took
me into the back room, and Hamilton
showed me a pistol, ropes and gags, and
he said that these would get him the
money. The erimo was committed next
day. That is the last I saw of the men
until yesterday afternoon, as said before."
ONLY A FAKE.
San Jose, March 4.—The report that
the Greenwood murderers had been seen
in this city proves to be a fake, invented
to gull a new reporter. There is no truth
TIIE CHAIN COMPLETED.
Rail Connection Now Made With tho
San Francisco, March 4.—The Pas
senger Department of the Southern Pa
cific Company was served with a notice
to-day that on March 20th the Seattle,
Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad will
complete its connection with the Canadian
This means that there will be, for tho
first time, an all-line rail from Mexico,
clear up this coast into British Columbia.
The Sunset and its connections make
travel from Mexico to this city possible.
From here to Portland the Shasta route
furnishes the line of rail. Thence to
Seattle the Northern Pacific tracks must
bo traversed. From Seattle the Lake
Shore runs up to the Dominion boundary,
crossing it and striking the Canadian
Pacific tracks at Mission, forty miles east
This connection renders a circular all
rail trip of the United States and Canada
a possibility, as the Canadian trains can
be run clear through from Quebec to
Portland, San Francisco, New Orleans,
New York, and back to Quebec.
Special Passenger Train Runs Seventy
Miles an Hour.
Ogden (Utah), March 4.—The Emma
Juch Opera Company, en route to Og
den from the North, were to-day delayed
in Idaho by a snow blockade. A special
train was made up ou this side of tho
blockade and all the passengers and bag
gage were ti"ansferred. The special ran
seventy miles an hour for 250 miles, ar-
riving here at 10 r. X. Emma Juch car
ried out her engagement to a packed
house. The performauee lasted until i_
o'clock in the morning.
The run from Idaho here was the fast
est ever made in the West. The plucky
little diva insisted on the throttle being
pulled wide open. Many of the timid
chorus girls fainted from fear.
MOOSA CANYON TRAGEDY.
Constable Freomuii Held on a Charge
San Diego, March 4.—ln the Moosa
Canyon tragedy case before Justice Dud
ley to-day defendants Levy Stone,
Breedlove Morris and James Stone wore
discharged from custody, upon recom
mendation of the District Attorney, on
the ground that there was not sufficient
evidence to convict them of having fired
the fatal shots, but Deputy Constable A.
J. Freeman, who was one of the posse
which did such fearful execution, and
who is alleged by the only eye-witness to
the affray to be the man who killed Mrs.
Burnham and Percy Going, was held
upon a charge of murder.
Box Manufacturer Boycotted.
San Francisco, March 4.—The Execu
tive Committee ofthe Federated Trades
to-day declared a boycott against tho San
Francisco Box Factory. This is stated to
be the beginning of an extensive war be
tween the Federated Trades and the Box
Manufacturers' Association. The union
demanded ofthe manufacturers that they
unionize their shops, and tliat the men
should be given nine hours' work a day
with ten Hours' pay. Tho chief man
among the box manufacturers to oppose
tho demands of the union was Mr. Car
rick of the San Francisco factory.
Probably a Murder.
Red Bluff, March 4.—James Raglin,
aged 64, was found dead in a cabin in the
mountains near Paskenta Monday morn
ing. There aro suspicions that he was
murdered by his son Dick, who is now in
jail awaiting a preliminary examination.
Tiie Coroner held an inquest last night,
and found that his neck was broken and
he was bruised on the left arm, shoulder
Superior Judgo on TrlaL.
__,"___«__ (Wash.), March 4. — The
House to-night passed a resolution re
moving Superior Judge Moreys B. Sachs
of Port Townsend, who has been on trial j
several days before a joint convention of
the Senate and House on a charge of
malfeasance in office. The Senate will
vote on the resolution to-morrow
Sailing Record lowered.
Victoria (B. C), March 4.—The
schooner Geneva, Captain Steward, ar
rived to-day from Halifax, N. S., making
the trip in 110 days, the fastest time on
record. The Geneva is owned by Hall A"
Goepal of this city, and will be used for
A Murderer on Trial.
Yreka, March 4.—The trial of Frank
Cochran, who is charged with the murder
of Kate Dcfrcese on the Ist of last October
at Sisson, was begun to-day. The trial
promise- to be a long and interesting one,
owing to the high pitch of public feeling.
"Wrestling Matcli Postponed.
San Francisco, March 4.—The wrest
ling match between Joe Acton and Me-
Leod, which was to havo occurred to
morrow uight, has been postponed for
two weeks, Acton having badly injured
one of his feet.
Fresno, March 4.—The jury in the
case of William G. Lane, on trial for the
murder of William Caniield at Sanger,
to-night returned a verdict of guilty as
charged, with a recommendation to life
Victoria (B. C), March 4.—To-mor
row's election is the all-absorbing topic
here. Both parties held meetings to
night, and the feeling runs high. A large
vote will be polled to-morrow.
Drowned in the Verdi River.
Tucson (A. T.), March 4,—A telegram
from Globe announces the drowning of
John Kennedy of that place in the Verdi
CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT.
Report of the House Committee on
Washington, March 4.—Representa
tive Lehlbach to-day made a report to the
House on the result of the visit of the
Sub-Committee of the Immigration
Committees of the House and Senate to
the Pacific Coast to investigate tho Chi
The report says tho number of Chinese
in this country is decreasing in conse
quence of the Exclusion Act, although
not as rapidly as the committee deemed
desirable, this being due to the difficulty
in enforcing the law.
It is recommended that two steam
launches be secured for use on Puget
Sound to prevent Chinese immigration
by way of British Columbia aud to sup
The report deals at length with the
well-known fraudulent methods by
which the Chinese gain admittance into
the United States, dwelling particularly
upon tbe practice by Chinamen of suing
out writs of habeas corpus and giving
worthless bonds as security. To meet
this evil, it is suggested that no China
man be allowed to become surety for an
other unless ho deposits in the bank,
either in money or interest-bearing se
curities, for the amount of the bond.
The report expresses the opinion that,
if the present law is strictly enforced, it
will not be long before the Chinese race
in the United Mates will be extinct.
The Chinese quarter in San Francisco
is spoken of as a pest-breeder, which
should not be tolerated in any Ameri
can community. The Chinamen are in
veterate gamblers, and their lotteries, the
report says, flourish to such an extent
that it seems impossible such a state of
affairs could exist except with the con
nivance of the authorities.
The Chinaman is described as having
his good qualities, and being industrious,
but the committee is of the opinion tliat
to rescind the Chinese Act would surely
result in the whole Pacific Coast being
overrun with Chinese, with resultant seri
ous labor troubles.
The .committee recommends that tlio
present law be kept in force and vigor
The committee says that the Collectors
of Ports of" Port Townsend, San Francis
co and San Diego havo been found to be
good anil efficient officers, each supported
by acorns of men fully alive to their du
ties, and that the exclusion law is admin
istered as effectively as the limited force
at command will allow.
Delaware's Missing Securities.
Wilmington (Del.), March 4.—The
missing State securities presumably have
been located. Dr. Henry Ridgely, Presi
dent of the Farmers' Bank of Dover, who
ex-Governor Cochran says took $047,440
of the missing securities to Philadelphia
for safe-keeping in 1875, to-night said the
State's transactions in that year were with
the Philadelphia National Bank, and it is
supposed that the securities are now in
The Copyright Bill.
London' March 4.—The Times is sur
prised at the passage of the copyright
bill by the Americans, and says this con
quest of civilization has been long in
coining, but at last it is our pleasurable
duty to welcome it.
WHOLE _NX). 15,408.
Terrible Deed of a Provincial Gov
ernor in Madagascar.
PETITION PROM THE POPULACE RE
SENTED WITH VENGEANCE.
Two Hundred and Seventy-eight Mem
bers of Leading Families Put to
Death for Asking tho Government
to Protect Them From Cruelties.
Special to the Record-Union.
Paris, March 4.—News of a horrible
massacre comes from Madagascar. Rami
asatra, Governor of tho Province of Bela
nond, resenting a petition from the popu
lace to the Government to defend them
from cruelties, massacred 27S persons, in
cluding men, women and children belong
ing to leading families.
The slaughter continued for several
days. The agonies of victims were in
many eases protracted. Sometimes their
limbs were gradually dismembered, their
heads were sawn off, and their bodies
thrown to the dogs. Many of the women
were outraged. The survivors were forced
to erect a trophy composed of the heads of
Popular fury has caused tho Govern
ment to announce that the offender will
He Expresses Ilfmself on the Subject
London, March 4.—-At a banquet of the
Chamber of Commerce to-night, Lord
Salisbury said the hostilo tariffs and ex
cess of protection feeling were only
clouds on a bright outlook for commerce.
In America, however, ultra-protection
has been changed by the people in tho
last election. Reverting to tho labor
question, he said that the eight-hour pro
posal attacked a vital principle of indi
Parliament had no right to interfere
with adults; he would be no party to leg
islation to tie an industrial effort or cramp
the freedom of trades. If the eight-hour
day was conceded to miners it would bo
impossible to withhold it from other
trades, and once we pass a rubicon sep
aeating us from the domain of socialism
our commercial and industrial suprem
acy would be lost and difficult to recap
London, March 4.—The stock market
was restless and depressed to-day on
vague rumors of impending failures in
the silver trade, as the result of the de
cline in the price of rupees, and in Mexi
can and Denver and Rio Grande shares
and other securities.
Inquiries at the several commercial
houses, including that of Thomas Morgan
& Co., failed to confirm the rumors. The
general belief is that the rumors origin
ated from the liquidation of a prominent
.South American firm, which hss been iv
progress for a week past.
In its financial article, the Times de
clines to believe that there is any serious
danger of important failures.
The Standard is more pessemistic. It
fears "undertakers will ho called in to
prominent South American firms under
stood to be in difficulties."
Germany Mill Exhibit.
Berlin, March 4.— A committee ol*
merchants, appointed to consider the
question, to-day decided in favor of mak
ing an exhibit at the World's Fair in.
Chicago. Tho committee also decided to
request the Minister of Commerce and
Industry to nominate an Imperial Com
missioner of the World's Fair, whoso
duty it shall be to obtain all the facilities
possible for a proper exhibit, and to ar
range for a conveyance to Chicago of tho
goods of German merchants sent for ex
hibition purposes, and to make all other'"
Excitement In Financial Circles.
Buenos Ayres, March 4.—There is
considerable excitement in financial cir
cles, and fears are expressed that thero
will be a run on the provincial bank. A
conference between President Pelligrinii
and his ministers and the managers of,
private banks was a stormy affair. Thej
ministers demand a loan of §100,000,000 '
paper from the native deposits in tho
banks. The managers of the banks re
fused the Government demands. A
forced issue of paper money to the\
amount mcntioneclis feared.
Sydney Wants Free Trade.
Sydney, March 4.—At the Australian!
Convention to-day Sir Henry Parkos.
moved that a Federal Parliament be es~,
tablished, composed of a Senate and;'
House of Representatives; that free trade.;
bo adopted throughout the federation;;
that authority to impose customs duties;
be vested in the Federal Government)
and in Parliament, and that the military
and naval defenses be entrusted to the.
Federal forces under ono command. T
Tho Queen's Drawing-Room.
Lon don, March 4. —The drawing-room.
held by the Queen to-day at Buckingham.
Palace was notable for the unusuallyi
large and brilliant attendance, due in a
.large measure probably to the presence of
Empress Frederick of Germany, and a
desire upon the part of many to bo pre
sented upon this occasion, as a token of
sympathy with her in her recent un
pleasant experience in Paris.
No Change in Italy's Policy.
Rome, March 4.—ln tho House of j
Deputies to-day Premier Rudini said'
there was no change in the foreign policy '
of Italy. France has been loyal to her •
pledges as to Tripoli. Both Italy and
France equally and frankly desire to im
prove their already friendly relations.
Death of Leonard Jerome.
London, March 4. —Leonard Jerome ot
New York, whose health has been pre
carious for some timo, died last night.
The funeral will take place in London on
Friday. The remains will be taken to
America for interment.
Tho Ministry of Uragnay Resigns.
Montevideo, March 4.—The Ministry
of Uruguay has resigned and a Cabinet
of Conciliation has been formed.
Reign of Terror.
Birmingham (Ala.), March 4.—An
alarming condition of affairs exists at
Carbon Hill, Walker County, the scene of
the recent riots. Namber's gang, who
started the trouble with the miners last
month, secrete themselves in bushes near
town every night and fire into passengers
with Winchester rifles. The waiting
room of the depot was fired into and a
dozen houses nave been robbed. Tho
Sheriff says he is powerless to stop it.
Threats have been made to kill leading
citizens, and Superintendent Whitfield is
here to-day to take some action in tho-'