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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 12.
A Schooner Captain Suicides by
Cutting His Throat
TWO COUNTIES IN IDAHO IN A
STATE OF ANARCHY.
Brutal Fight at Glen Ellen, Sonoma
County—One of the Participants in
tho Greenwood Murder Believed to
Have Boon Captured In Santa Clara
Special to the R_.cord-U_.ion.
San Francisco, March 6. — Charles
Norton, Captain of the coasting schooner
Free Trade, committed suicide about 8
o'clock this morning by cutting his
throat on board the vessel and then jump
It seems that about a week ago Norton
cut his left hand. He did not think much
of the injury, and prepared to start on a
trip up the coast. Tho vessel was lying
out in tho stream, but blood-poisoning
developed, and during the past three
days he had been under medical treat
ment. He had the injury dressed last
night, and then went to liis home at 322
Bitch street. During the night he sutl'ored
greatly from his injured hand, and to
ward morning became somewhat deliri
He got up, however, about 7 o'clock
and went to Meiggs' wharf, where ho
took a boat and was pulled out to the
vessel. He immediately went to his
cabin, where lie procured a razor and cut
his throat from ear to ear. He then ran
on deck and jumped overboard. A boat
waa lowered and he was rescued before
hr sank from sight, and being still alive
was taken to the Receiving Hospital for
treatment. He died thore about 0 o'clock
and the body was taken to the Morgue.
On February 10th Norton was married
to the daughter of Richard Doughertv,
living at 322 Iliteh street.
He was a native of Sweden and 39 years
Rumor of a Conspiracy to Seizo tho
Chicago, March O.—C. H. Gladding, of
San Francisco, an importer of sugar and
thoroughly acquainted with Hawaiian af
fairs. is in the city. In speaking of tho
dispatches which said that General Vol
ney V. Ashford was at the head of tho
conspiracy to seize the Government, he
"I believe the report, for I know what
kind of a man tho General is. Some three
months ago I had a talk with him at San
Francisco. He told me at that time that
tin-native party was weak, and that the
missionary party is not overstrung.
" 'What is wanted,' he said, 'is some en
terprising man to head a movement to
secure sympathizers from both parties.'
"I relieve now that the enterprising
man he had in his mind was none other
than himself. He was in London, lam
certain, two weeks before the King's
death, but he must have reached Hono
lulu on the steamer Charleston, which
conveyed Kalakaua's body home, for he
seems to have been on board during the
"The General, although ho has not been
officially connected with tho army for
many years, had the entire confidence
and respect of tho soldiers, and also a
large following among the missionary
"liis brother lor several years held
some high official position at Honolulu,
and was probably in sympathy with the
movement to take possession of the Gov
"I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn
when tho next steamer arrives from Hon
olulu that Volney V. Aahlbrd, the llli
noisan, i.s handiing tho reins of the Ha
waiian Kingdom. King Volney I. doesn't
Mr. HotVnung. Hawaiian Charge d'Af
fairesatthe English court, who is in the
city to-night, laughs at tho story of
Ashford getting up a revolution. Ho
says such a thing is extremely improba
ble. He does not think that the Queen
asked the Ministry to resign, but if she
did it was probably on tho advice of
Wilcox. HotVnung does not anticipate
Speaking of commercial matters, he
said that Hawaii may negotiate a recipro
cal treaty with Australia, which would
take much trade away from the United
One of the Participants Has an Eye
Sonoma, March o.—Yesterday a most
brutal fight took place in Glen Ellen be
t\\ ivn two mon named Collins and
Burke, employes at the Home for Feeble-
Mioded < 'hildreu. The latter was knocked
down by Collins, and while prostrated on
the ground was kicked in the face in a
most brutal manner. One of Burkes
eyes WM kicked out, so that it hung on
the man's cheek by a mere shred of
flesh. It was replaced in the socket, but
it is thought that the sight of the organ is
destroyed. Collins was arrested aud is
now in jail.
Oi-YMi-iA, Marcli o.—The Senate to-day
amended and passed tho World's Fair
bill by increasing the amount of the ap
propriation from §50,000 to §100,000. It is
thought that the Houso will not concur
in the amendment, and as there is only
one more day of the session, it is prob
able there will be no appropriation made
at all, owing to the amount of business
unfinished. A strong pressure is being
brought upon the Governor to call an
THK HOUSE CONCURRED.
Olympia (Wash... March »>.—The House
to-night concurred in the Senate amend
ment increasing from 850,000 to §100,000
the appropriation for the World's Fair
Decided In Favor of Defendant.
Los Angeles, March o.—ln the United
States Circuit Court this morning a de
rision was rendered in the case of the
United States vs. the Southern Pacific
Railroad Company, the Court giving
judgment for the railroad. The case iu
volvesa large area of lands claimed by
the Government to have been illegally
patented to tho railroad company, by
reaaon of boing embraced in the limits of
a Mexican grant to San Jose.
Judge Rose held against the rail
road and Circuit Judge Sawyer in its
lavor. Where the Judees dissent the
opinion ofthe Circuit Judge prevails, and
a decree was therefore rendered against
the Government. J. H. Call, counsel for
the Government, at once gave notice of
an appeal to the Supreme Court of the
U ni ted States.
In a State of Anarchy.
Boise City (Idaho), March 6.—Dis
patches from Bellevue state that Alturas
and Logan Counties are in a state of an
archy because all officers have been
legislated out of office by the passage of a
law creating Alta and Logan Counties.
It will be some timo before tho new offi-
cers t<vbo appointed by the Governor can
qualify. Justices of the Peace are throw
ing cases out of court for alleged want of
jurisdiction, and no legal paper can be
recorded. Absconding creditors have the
right ot way out of tho country, and even
the Treasurer of Logan County refuses to
receipt for money offered to be paid into
Suicide nt Napa.
Napa, March 6.—This morning about 7
o'clock a man named Christian, a French
man, committed suicide at the cream of
tartar works in Spanishtown. Ho used a
double-barreled shotgun for the purpose,
pulling the trigger with one of his toes
after pointing the muzzle to his throat.
The top of his head was blown otl'.
Christian had been drinking very freely
of green wine for a week past. His
brother, the owner of the works, was in
San Francisco at the time. He has a
number of near relatives living in Hayes
Drowned In Stockton Channel.
Stockton, March 6.—Charles H. Aek
erson, an old resident of San Francisco,
os.-aped from the Pacific Hospital here on
the 22d ultimo, and all trace of him was
lost until to-day, when his body was
found in the Stockton Channel, about
two miles from tho city. He was Chief
Engineer of tlio San Francisco Fire De
partment many years ago, but of Lite
years had been a successful contractor.
His mind became unsettled some time
ago by reason of overwork. He was
brought here by his family last Decem
Marysville, March 6.—Word reached
here this evening that a tornado or whirl
wind started at Brown's Valley yester
day and passed between here and Wheat
land. It tore up everything in its course,
demolished a tank house, barns and
fences, took fence panels 150 yards in the
air, and moved a 1,000-pound barlev
crusher twenty feet. It wen', very slowly,
and in a zigzag course. No lives were
lost. It was going south at last accounts.
A Drummer Suicides.
Susanville, March 6.—Julius Drey
fus, last employed as a drummer for H. Le
baron Smith, clothior, of San Francisco,
committed suicide this morning by shoot
ing himself with a 44-caliber British bull
dog pistol. The causo was despondency
over want of money and employment. Ho
has been here several months. He was
aged 00 years. He has a family in San
Francisco, and was a brother of Jacob
Dreyfus of Austin, Nevada.
The Greenwood Troaredy.
San Jose, March 6.—A man who is sup
posed to be one of the Napa murderers
was arrestedat Gilroy yesterday. Hegives
the name of Frank Smith, and answers
perfectly the description of one of the
men who murdered Mrs. Greenwood.
San Francisco, March o.—Filmore S.
Bookman, a street contractor, was shot
and probably fatally wounded by J. M.
Daly to-night. No cause is known for
the shooting, but it is thought that Buck
man owed Daly money. Daly was ar
Arrested for Embezzlement.
Seattle (Wash.), March t—Edwin
Tonkin, city agent of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad in this city, was arrested
this evening for embezzlement. He is
said to be five thousand dollars short in
his accounts. The money was lost in
Woman and Five Children Drowned.
B Clifton (A. T.), March o.—The mail
contractor on the Green route reports
that a Mexican woman and five children
were drowned at Solomonville, while en
deavoring to cross the Gila River on a
Death of a Wealthy Citizen.
Marysville, March o.—Herman Ber"-,
the wealthiest man in Sutter county, died
of pneumonia hero this afternoon, aged
OUR DEFENSELESS COASTS.
AN ARTICLE ON THE SUBJECT BY
The United States Equal to Any Emer
gency In Case Trouble Should
ial to the Record-Union.
Washington, March 6.—An article
contributed to the New York Truth, by
ex-Senator Ingalls, wliieh created ranch
comment, is in substance as follows:
"The annual shriek about our defense
less coasts, and the bombardment of New
York, Philadelphia and Boston, has not
been omitted. A yearly pamphlet de
scribing blood-curdling incidents and the
appalling consequences of war with Chile
and Spain in 1905 havo boenisent to each
Senator and Representative in Congress.
Editorial estimates in the metropolitan
press of the amount of property within
tho reach of Italian iron-clads in the
lower bay, and the ransom that can be
extorted from merchants and bankers,
have all been submitted and filed away
for use again in IK>2. Their purpose is to
reconcile the people to the passage of the
naval appropriation bill, and to enor
mous and profligate expenditures in time
of peace for ships, fortifications and mu
nitions of war.
"The capacity of the United States to
create a navy iv an emergency was
demonstrated in the rebellion. Tiie duel
between the Monitor and Merrhnac in
Hampton Roads revolutionized naval
warfare, and the problem lias since been
to construct armor that no projectile
could penetrate, and then to invent pro
jectiles which no armor could resist.
"The European nations have been con
ducting these expensive experiments
hitherto, and the ships of 1880 are already
antiquated. Dynamite and other explo
sives complicate the situation, and the
navy we are now building at a cost of
$50,000,000 will be as worthless in btuOas
Roman galleys. England. France anil
Italy would gladly sell us their fleets at
50 percent, of their cost. Tbe millions we
are squandering on vessels hail better be
spent for earth-works and powerful guns
to command every road-bed, channel and
harbor which a hostile fleet could
threaten or assail.
"Is there any necessity for spending
millions every year for "naval defense?
Our policy is pacific. Our only enemy is
England, and she is under bond to keep
peace. No other nation is so vulnerable,
and none so detested. She has incurred
the resentment of the human race by
centuries of injustice. England kicked
us when we were helpless and feeble. She
sacked and burned a defenseless capital.
She kicked Ireland, she kicked Egypt,
she kicked Hindoos, Zulus, lloers and
Chinese, but she is not in the habit of
kicking her equals. In our civil war she
fl she could, short of open hostility,
troy the Union, and then apologized
lid the damages,
tely we had another contention
seal poaching in Behring Sea. A
belli could easily have been found, if
wanted, and we were assured that danger
was imminent. Immense appropriations
were promptly voted for fortifications
Stlie navy, and then, when the
nal hair was standing on end, Eng
suddenly came into our Supreme
t as a suitor and submitted the
whole controversy to that great tribunal.
It was reassuring, but it was laughable,
IN FOREIGN LANDS.
Australian Colonies Considering
the Question of Federation.
TARIFF DUTIES THE PRINCIPAL
Latest Returns From tho Canadian
Elections Givo tho Conservatives
a Majority of Twenty-four Over the
Liberals, With Five Constituencies
"Vet to Hear From.
Special to the Record-Union.
Sydney, March 6.—At to-day's session
ofthe Australian Federation Convention
Monro advocated uniform duties between
tho federated colonies, but he added that
the interests of Victoria, a protectionist
colony, must be guarded, and the confer
ence would fail to do its duty if it al
lowed the important manufactures which
have been created in the colony of Vic
toria to be ruthlessly dealt with.
Mcllwraith said that if the resolutions
in regard to the tariff passed, Federal
Government could readily be formed,
even though all colonies did not join in
the federation. The resolutions implied
free trade within the federation and pro
tection against the world. Absolute free
trade was impossible, owing to the ne
cessity of raising a revenue.
Deakin of Victoria said the work of
forming a common tariff was a question
involving millions of pounds invested in
industries built up by protection, and a
guarantee must be obtained that the
federation would preserve those interests.
The Constitution should require that the
existing tariffs should only be reduced to
a certain percentage in a certain number
Discussion in the Relchstng Over the
Building of New Ironclads.
Berlin, March 6.—During the debate
on tho motion for the second reading of
the navy budget in the Reichstag to-day,
Herr Richter said it was impossible for
the country to bear the rapidly increas
ing burdens which were imposed upon it.
Dr. Windthorst, leader of the Center,
said ho would support the decision of tho
committee. Germany, however, could
not bear to support a navy equal in
strength to that of England. In con
clusion, Dr. Winthorst said: "Let the
Government submit not fine words, but
a practical scheme for strengthening the
navy, Tho Government's proposals have
created terror throughout Germany."
Chancellor Caprivi said tho ministry
wero unanimous in the opinion that more
money would not bo desired. Tho Chan
cellor proposed that the vote for two new
ironclads be returned to the Budget Com
mittee, where an agreement could be ar
rived at. Windthorst agreed.
Herr Richter contended that the reve
lations of the committee in regard to the
navy, especially in regard to the new
ironclads, not exceeding fifteen knots an
hour, evoked universal astonishment.
Admiral Hollmanu, Secretary of State
for the Marino Department, did not dcuv
Richter's statements, and admitted that a.
speed of seventeen knots was not at
tained. The department, ho said, con
sider fifteen knots satisfactory, especially
as the vessels were well built and well
Richter denied that the Radicals wished
to express the idea that thoy had no con
fidence in the navy. They simply
wished to ventilate the whole question of
the navy budget in the interests of the
Sir John Maedonald Claims a Majority
of from 33 to 35.
Toronto, March o.—Tho latest returns
from yesterday's elections show a Gov
ernment majority of twenty-one with six
constituencies to be heard from. Accord
ing to the revised returns there will bo
115 Conservatives and 04 Liberals.
SIR JOHN'S ESTIMATES.
Ottawa, March (s.—Sir John Maedon
ald was completely exhausted to-day.
He expects to be all right again in a few
days. In an interview with an Associ
ated Press correspondent to-day, ho esti
mated his majority at between 33 and 35.
London, March 6.—The Globe this
evening, referring to the Canadian elec
tions, says: The Canadian Government
now has free hands and can conclude the
negotiations with the United States
which were pending before the elections.
The Globe adds: The most gratifying
feature of tho result is its significance as
a protest against annexation.
The St. James Gazette says it is a source
of pride and pleasure to Englishmen to
note the response made to the annexation
cry, adding: "Though England may
sometimes be proud ofthe progress made
by Anglo-Saxon America, sho has more
fondness for the fair young daughter of
the empire for adhering to the old Hag."
INDIFFERENT AS TO THE RESULT.
Washington, March o.—Secretary
Blame said this morning that ho bad
nothing to say in regard to the Canadian
election, except that there seemed to be
in some quarters a belief that President
Harrison's Administration is interested
in the election. "As a matter of fact," he
said, "the administration is utterly in
dill'erent as to the result. None of the
Cabinet took any interest in the matter,
and cared less about it than the Canadians
usually do about our elections."
Latkr. —The following table shows the
lirtestest standing of tho parties in the
Province. Con. Lib.
Ontario 45 45
Quebec _>8 36
>ova Scotia 16 • 5
New Urunswick _ 13 2 I
British Columbia. 5 0'
Manitoba „_. 4 1
Northwest Territory 4 o
Man Kdward Island „ 2 4 I
Total 117 93
Conservative majority, 24. There are
five constituencies to hear from yet.
The Insurgents Maintaining a Strict
Blockade at Iquique.
New York, March 6.—An Iquique let
ter of February 9th to the Herald says:
The insurgents are maintaining a strict
blockade oil this town, and it is only a
question of a few hours or days when
they will have complete control of every
thing in town.
The German steamship Bianea arrived
at Callao on the 21st of January, and re
ported that she had sighted tho Chilean
corvette Abtad doing guard duty in the
Straits of Magellan. The officers of the
Bianea also reported having seen Ad
miral Lynch sailing through the straits
toward the Pacific
While the Bianea was lying at Caronel
its oflicers saw the Esmeraldos fire re
peatedly on the forts of tho tower. This
was due to the fact that the people of the
town had fired on the boat from the fort.
The shells from the guns of the Esmer
aldos drove the. rebel troops on the shore
i inlaud. Quite a number were killed and
SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNING-, MARCH 7, 1891.
wounded, and the townspeople abandoned
The Secretary of War has been actively
engaged for some time in dividing the
land forces, aud is arranging them so that
the coast can bo protected against the
rebel navy. He lias at last accomplished
his task. General Joso Francisco Gona
is General in Chief.
A San Diego letter of February 6th says:
Everything is at sixes and sevens here.
Great insecurity is felt by everyone. Co
quille and Serena have succumbed to tho
revolutionists, and now the inhabitants of
those places are lending the rebels all aid
in their power. The sailors and mariners
from the men-of-war Huascar and Ama
zona landed at Taltal, and, aided by the
populace, drove the Government officials
out and took complete possession of both
At Piesagua the same result is reported.
The steamers Cachapoal, Aconragua,
Liniari, Atata and Amazonas, belonging
to the South America Steamship Com
pany, have been captured, armed and
pressed into the revolutionary party.
Tho Cachapoal was sent to Pisagua, and
thero opeued tire on tho Governmen.
forces, and during the combat tho rebels
destroyed 250,000 rounds of cartridges and
captured fifty-three prisoners within
four hours after the siege commenced
along the coast.
The Champion is in Valparaiso, tho
Acorn in Coquimbo and the Pheasant in
Iquique. Ihe Warspito is momentarily
No foreign newspapers are permitted to
enter the republic save under a severe
censorship on the nart of tho Govern
The port of Arica has just been
blockaded by the insurgents, who have
also taken possession of the telegraph
lines. Ten thousand dollars have just
been paid by the Government to.tlie West
Coast Cable Company for damages sus
tained through tho forced suspension of
its cable service.
London, March G.—A dispatch to tho
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Chile says information received from
official sources shows the Chilean insur
gents are short of ammunition, and they
therefore refrain from making an attack
upon the Capital, where tbe troops aro
well armed and are prepared to make a
defense. President Balmaceda's parti
sans are of the opinion that a vigorous
effort upon the part of the Government
troops will quell tho rebellion.
Berlin, March 6.—The Tageblatt pub
lishes a dispatch from Zanzibar, stating
that Wissmann has defeated tho Kibosh
tribe, and in so doing he killed 200,
wounded 60 and captured fifty of tho
tribe's men. Tho German loss was two
men killed and fifteen wounded. The
Germans captured 00,000 head of cattle
and a quantity of ammunition and ivory.
Tho Old Czechs Retire.
Pbaoue, March 6.—A manifesto has
been issued by the Old Czechs upon tho
recent elections. They declare that, since
the result of the elections shows the do
sire of tho people to adopt a policy differ
ent from that followed by the men who
have grown gray in the ser>'ico of the na
tion, tho leaders of the Old Czech party
will retire from public life.
Tho Massownh Massacre.
Paris, March 6.—Lieutenant Livraghi,
Chief of Police of Massowah, who is ac
cused of murdering rich uatives for the
purpose of plunder, asserts that exalted
personages instructed the Massowah po
lice to assassinate 800 Inatives. The pub
lic is much excited over the affair and
demand a stringent inquiry.
PARNELL ASSURED OF STRONG
SUPPORT IN AMERICA.
Tho Rumors That Burdcttc-Coutts Is to
Be Named in a Divorce Suit
[Copyright, 1891, by N. Y. Associated Press.]
London, March 6.—Parnell's delegates
to America will leave on Sunday. They
aro greatly hastened by cable assurances
of warm and widespread support of their
United Ireland contrasts tho departuro
and prospects of O'Connor, Kelly, Red
mond and Harrison with tho partial col
lapse of tho McCarthyites' mission
preparations. Tho McCarthyites at first
arranged to send Abraham, Kenney and
Flynn to act with O'Connor. Abraham
refused, Kenney and Flynn were sur
prised, and T. P. O'Connor packed up his
traps to come home. Now a single em
bassador, Mr. Fox, goes to represent tho
failing faction. The firmest English
friends of tho McCarthyites aro beginning
to despair of their ability to mako head
way against tho vigor of the Parnellites.
Parnell has shown his usual skill inthe
selection of his emissaries. All, except
ing Harrison, are trusted Nationalists,
and can appeal with a confidence based
upon past personal history to Irish-
Parnell's speech at darken well pointed
to a bid for the labor vote. It was also
meant to entice Davitt, but only stirred
up Davitt's bile.
Writing to tho Labor World, Davitt
predicts that Parnell will not humbug
the workmen. He denounces him for
making a hypocritical proi'essioii of in
terest in labor whilst actively fomenting
racial feuds between the English and
Irish democracies, and accuses him of
being ready to wreck the home rule
movement to pave the way for a compact
like that of 1888.
Philadelphia papers havo been received
here in which Mr. Burdett-Coutts is
named as a defendant in a divorce suit,
and frank allusions are made to the par
ties concerned. Even tho most careless
gossipers would not have associated Bur
dett-Contts with a scandal in England,
where his character and modo of life have
placed him above suspicion.
The mistakes made by the American
papers have been as great a shock to the
Baroness as to her husband. The latter
to-night writes the Associated Press to
stato that the report that there is a prob
ability of his being implicated in a di
vorce suit is absolutely untrue. With
reference to the affair as linked with
another name, it is now known that uo
publicity is probable.
Since the San Francisco fracas, when
Mr. Mackay vindicated his wile's honor,
the other party, instead of prosecuting
Mackay on the spot, has done nothing in
the way of vindication, unless inspiring
suggestions emanated in some of the
American and European papers that
Mackay assaulted him from behind.
Mackay's London solicitors, in prose
cuting the Anglo-French paper for libel,
believe that they have hit upon the origin
of the incitement to the libelous article,
and it will add additional interest to the
proceedings if proof is produced connect
ing the San Francisco incident with the
press attacks in Paris.
The work of taking the census of tho
British Empire began Thursday in India.
It is expected to show 280,000,000 inhabi
tants in India, against 254,000,000 in 1881.
The British Isles will be taken a month
hence, and it is estimated that the popu
lation will show an increase of 15 per
Lord Lytton has come from Paris to
have a conference with Lord Salisbury on
possible issues arising from Empress
Frederick's visit to Paris. He does not
fear that the relations between France
and Germany have been seriously
strained. He tacitly blames the Empress
ibr her imprudence.
iidemned Murderer Kills Him
self to Evade Capture.
_>RE DISCOVERED OP VALUE TO
Persons Instantly Killed Whilo
ing to Cross a Railroad Track
rront of a Train—Fatal Explosion
ated in tho llennessy Murder
to the RncoitD-tTxiox.
ecus; (Iowa), March 6.—Dan Porter,
_ed to be hanged for murder at
r, 111., on March 20th, and who
1 from jail on Sunday, shot and
himself to-day to evade capture.
farmers armed with Winchesters
icked a suspicious-looking negro,
.roved to be Porter, through tho
o a house near Fairmount, Mo.
l tlic farmers demanding Porter's
tier, he gave up a revolver and
but told tho captors to shoot him
would shoot himself. One of tho
s then tired a shot, but without
Potter then pulled a revolver from
ket and shot himself in the head,
body will bo taken to Quincy to-
A DESPERADO EXECUTED.
Seville (Mo.), March o.—John Os
liingtou was hanged at 10 o'clock
oriiing for the murder of Sheriff
r, of Cooper County. Turlington
iesperado of the worst kind. His
s one series of crimes. It was one
go this month, when confined in
ire for assault, that he shot and
Sheriff Cramer, for which crimo
ay suffered the extreme penalty.
A NEGRO HANGED.
castle (Del.), March o.—Shakes-
Reeves, alias Jacob Sharker (col
ivas hanged hero at 10:50 o'clock
orning, for folonious assault com
upon little Gracie Clark, a white
leven years old, near Newcastle,
tbeae its, 1890.
An Ore Discovered Which Will Provo
Renefleial to Iron-Workers.
Boston, March o.—George A. Clarke, an
experienced iron-worker of this city,
claims to have discovered ore in the
Rocky Mountains which ho believes is
new to the world. He says of it:
"I took specimens ofthe ore to assayers
in Cincinnati, Chicago and Boston, and
no one of them could tell me the name of
the mineral. Then I began here a series
of experiments, mixing it with molten
iron. It combined perfectly with iron,
Id I found tliat only a small quantity
is necessary to increase the fluidity of
a metal. It rendered tho iron ductile
d in low grades acted as a purifier,
ie product of tho alloy was a homo
neons metal of very fine pores, capable
a higher finish than before. I found it
vo tho metal a greater density and a
_at increase iv its tensile strength. It
Clarke produced a handful of the ore of
the substance that looked like fine sand
stone, save that it was black, and many
pieces of it presented highly polished
surfaces as smooth as bits of glass. Clarke
refused to state the locality ofthe find.
THE IIENNESST MURDER.
One of tho Accused Creates a Sensa
tion by His Actions.
New Orleans, March 6.—When Politz
was brought into court this morning his
face blanched and he looked badly fright
-I*l. He was taken into the private
ice of the Sheriff, where he created a
isation aud fell into a furious rage,
ving his hands in the air and beating
breast. "Mama, mama, my wife, my
l'e," he screamed, and then threw hinl
f violently on tlio lounge and cried.
i lay there for a long time, whilo two
nities tried vainly to pacify him. Sud
dy he jumped up agaiu, and once
ire he tore his hair and pleaded for
rcy. Then he began to act like a ray
. maniac, and it required the combined
)rts of two deputies to prevent him
in doing himself harm. He made a
<h for the window and attempted to
ow himself out, but was held and
ally overpowered by tho officers and
urely handcuffed. It is said that
litz's mind is giving way under the
at strain, and that ho is unable to con
Now Process Discovered by a Japanese
I!ntCAGO, March o.—The Takamine
rmeut Company, organized by the
isky trust to exploit the now process
whisky-making invented by the
>aneso chemist, Takamine, has in
ased its capital stock to tea millions.
a salient point in the process is a mi
be or ferment cell of superior power,
duced from tho fungus growth on
.. Its use permits the completion of
nentation in forty-two hours, as
inst seventy-two heretofore, besides
a'.ly cheapening it and enlarging the
ume of production from alike quan
■of grain. A calculation based on the
put of maltsters, brewers, distillers
[ others usin_r ferments, makes the
rly value of the discovery equal to
Morrow's Name Being Pressed for tho
E" idereship of tho Ninth District.
lsiiington, March 6.—lt is believed
Morrow will surely be appointed to
ew Circuit Judgeship of the Ninth
n Francisco District. It is said that
dent Harrison regards him as a very
able lawyer, and entertains a warm per-
Sl regard for him. A meeting will be
at Senator Stanford's house to-mor
morning, and from there the Cali
fornia delegation will go to the White
House to urge Morrow's appointment.
Another matter that will be settled to
morrow morning will be the Internal
Revenue Collector for the Southern Cali
fornia District. The principal candidates
are Representative Vandever and H. Z.
Osborne of Los Angeles, Quinn of San
Francisco, who is backed by Senator
elect Cutting, and H. J. McCusick of
Cutting arrived here to-night from
New York, but returned immediately.
He will be back again to-morrow, and
will press Quinn for the appointment
EMATILLA INDIAN RESERVATION.
Instructions Given to Land Oflicers in
Relation to Sale of Lnnd.
Washington, March 6.—The Com
missioner of the General Land Office to
day issued instructions to the Register
and Receiver of the Land Ofliee at La
Grande, Oregon, in regard to the sale of a
portiou of the UmatUla Indian Reserva-
The Commissioner says the law directs
that these lands bo offered for sale to the
highest bidder, at not less than the ap
praised value, and in no case less than
§1 25 per acre. The lands are classified
as timbered and untimbered, and the
amount allowed to each purchaser is lim
ited to 160 of untimbered land and an ad
ditional forty acres of timbered lands.
No person will be permitted to purchase
timber land unless he is also a purchaser
of uiuimbered lands.
The instructions stato that the terms of
payment for tho uutimbered lands arc
one-third of tho purchase price in cash
and one-third in two years from the date
of sale, with interest at o per cent. Tho
land officers are instructed to call atten
tion to the improvements on tho land as
being offered at the appraised valuation
thereof in addition to the prico of the
land, and that such improvements must
be paid for in full at the time of purchase.
Every purchaser is required to make an
affidavit that tho land is bought for his
own use and occupation.
Good Reason for Disappearing-.
Yankton (S. D.), March G.—Frank
Buck, a German, who for several years
operated a private bank at Freeman,
Hutchinson county, South Dakota, mys
teriously disappeared two weeks ago.
Fears wero entertained that ho had been
murdered aud robbed. To-day he was
heard from in Canada. He is alleged to
be a defaulter in a largo stun, and the
Sioux City (Iowa) banks and loaning
companies are victims.
Louisville (Ky.), March 6.—Near
Mount Sterling this morning, William
Ferguson, a farmer, 7S years old, and his
son-in-law, B. C. Watts, were found dead
from poisoning. A grand-daughter,
Grace Boyd, is dying from tho same
causo. Tne poison was arsenic, and was
put in tho coffee, evidently by some
enemy of tho family, who slipped iv
from outside whilo breakfast was cook
Port Huron (Mich), March 6.—Dan.
McMahon, a farm hand, who yesterday
killed Annie Murphy aud then attempted
suicide, was brought into court this
morning. His wounds had been dressed
and the doctors declared him convales
cent. He pleaded guilty, was sentenced
to imprisonment for life, and was taken
to prison on tho afternoon train.
Sheep nnd "Wool.
Boston, March 6.—Tho Boston Com
mercial Bulletin will publish to-morrow
statistical articles based upon the Agri
cultural Department reports, in whicli it
is shown that the total number of sheep
in the country to-day is 43,-.51,130, against
44,330,072 in IS9O, aiid consequently tho
wool clip will be five million pounds less
than last year, when it was 270,000,000
Pottsville (Pa.), March 6.—The burst
ing of a fly-wheel in Weldy's powder
works, near Tamaqua, this afternoon,
caused a terrific explosion and the fatal in
jury of two employes. For a lime there was
great excitement, as it was supposed the
fire would communicate with the powder
house, in which a large quantity ot
powder was stored.
Lima (O.), March 6.—At Sharkey's
Crossing this evening Lyman Hyde and
two daughters, aged 10 and 23, were in
stantly killed while trying to cross in
front ofa freight train. 'The horse balked
while on the track, and the frightened oc
cupants became too bewildered to attempt
to save themselves.
Death of Ex-Senator Hill.
Atlanta (Ga.), March o.—Ex-United
States Senator Joseph Hill died at Madi- ]
son to-day. Ho twice represented his
district in Congress, and was United
States Senator from Georgia when the
war broke out, and again in 1668.
DINNER GIVEX BY TnE FEDERAL
CLUB AT NEW YORK.
Speeches by Congressmen Reed and
Special to the R_rcor.D-UNroN.
New York, March 6.—Chauncey De
pew presided to-night at a dinner given
by the Federal Club, at which mauy
notables were present.
Mr. Depew, in his remarks, said: "I
am hero to-night much to my surprise.
TheCorouor's jury holds me responsible
for all the accidents on the railroad. Dis
missing this, however, I will say that we'
are here to-night as Republicans. There are
no mugwumps to doubt our faith in this
world and tho next. We aro present to
give greeting to Republican leaders in
Congress. Wo welcome Reed and Lodge,
and regret that McKinley is not here. A
Republican properly constituted has
nothing to defend. Tho Republican
party always won its victories by being
aggressive. We are happy in the fact that
the party of Garfield and Blame, of Lin
coln and Grant, is the party of Mc-
Kinley and Reed."
Dcpew then introduced Speaker Reed,
who was received with great applause.
He said, in part: "Half the struggie in
life is to get a hearing. When Christopher
Columbus discovered America it took
him three months, but it took half his
life to get a chanco to discover it. An ad
vertisement is au absolute prerequisite to
the sale of goods, and your best advertis
ers are your enemies. I will challenge
the world to point to an equal of the
Fitly-first Congress forthe great good it
has done. We have dono more than
passed great measures. We have shown
to the people that it is possible to have a
responsible government. This country
to-day, with its 00,000,000 of people, can
not be governed as when it had 3,000,000.
Our Government has got to be the growth
ofthe necessities of our people, and can
not be.adopted from any other land."
Mr. Reed spoke of the increased work
of Congress, comparing the work of tho
one just closed with its predecessors, and
added: "What I claim for the House of
Representatives is not what it has done,
but what it has rendered possible for all
time to be done."
Tremendous applause followed Reed's
Congressman Lodge, in his remarks,
said that he was not content with the
value ofthe declaration, "I am a Repub
lican." The Republican platform stated
the party to be the party of honest money.
The declaration to that effect was too
vague to suit the speaker, but the killing
of the proposition for free silver showed
that the party was in favor of honest fi
nance. It was also a party for civil serv
ice reform, and these facts explained
what he meant when he said "I am a
Of the last Congress Lodge said: "We
have given the minority rule a deadly
blow; we have crippled obstruction; we
have proved to the American people that
the House can legislate, and mado it im
possible for any majority in mture to
escape responsibility by the miserable
excuse that the minority would not let it
Civil Ser%ice Commissioner Roosevelt,
General Woodford and Judge Annoux
WHOLE NO. 15,410.
THE LATE SENATOR HEARST.
Preparations Completed for Bring
ing His Remains to Califoruia.
THE FUNERAL TRAIN LEAVES WASH
INGTON THIS EVENING.
ommlttces From the Senate and House
Will Accompany the Body to San
Francisco, Wlioro tho Interment
Will Tako Place on Friday Noxt.
pcclal to the Record-Union.
Washington, March 6.—The funeral
rain carrying the remains of the lato
enator Hearst, which leaves here to
norrow evening, will be an imposing
flair. In a composite car, which will l>»
eavily draped with black, will be car
ied tho body. Tho catafalque open
which the body will rest is also elabo
rately draped with mourning emblems.
Next to the composite car will bo a six
teen-section Pullman sleeper, in which
the House committee will travel. Tho
committee, as finally nu„o up, is com
posed of Representatives McComas,
Cluuie, Gibson, Washington, Millikeu,
Sherman, Rocker, Geary nnd Hutch.
Another Pullman sleeper will be for
the use of the Senatorial committee,
which consists of Senators Stanford,
Pugh, Stockbridge, Vance, Falkner,
Bate, Berry and Sawyer.
The Pullman dining-car "Capitol" will
be a permanent attachment.
Mrs. Hearst, Mr. W. R. Hearst. Mrs.
Follansbee, John W Tederburn. and per
haps one or two others, will occupy pri
vate Pullman cars.
Senator and Mrs. Stanford and a few of
the wives and daughters of the commit
tee members will be in Senator Stanford's
private car, which will bring up tho rear
of the train.
The occupants of the two private cars
will have their meals prepared and served
privately, each car being eomi.letely
equipped with cooking and dining facili-.
The train will be run to Chicago as tho.,
second section of the W restern Express,.
which leaves the Pennsylvania depot at
Trw o'clock. From Chicago tho route,
will be over the Chicago and Northwest- ■
em. Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific*
to San Francisco, arriving at the latter 1
place on Thursday next at 12:15 r. m.
After the interment, which will proba-j
bly take place on Friday, the party go,
southward, and although there have been I
no definite arrangements as to the return,
the party will prohably leave Los Angeles
on the following Monday or Tuesday for
the East via New Orleans.
All the funeral arrangements will be in
the hands of Sergeant-at-Arms Valentino,
ofthe Senate, assisted by Captain Merritt.
The dotails of tho trip and all railroad
mutters will be attended to by Col. Robert
A. Parke, of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
who accompanies the train on its long
Sketch of the Plan for Mexlco rs Ex
hibit nt tho Exposition.
Washington, Marcli 6.—Lieutenant A.
C. Baker, the Commissioner sent on be
half of the Columbian Exposition to
Mexico, forwards an interesting sketch
of the plan for the Mexican exhibit at tho-'
exhibition, prepared and submitted to'
tho Government of Mexico by well- -
known artists of that republic.
This plan represents the history of-
Mexico from tho Aztecs to the present
time, and is a history of tho human race
and human habitation in this country.
Lieutenant Baker says the exact draw
ings and plans of tho grounds will bo-s
given, and the artistic skill of thoso en-'
gaged upon the enterprise warrants the
assurance that it will be carried out in a
manner creditable to the Republic o**
There has been received at the Latin-
American Bureau of tho Columbian.
Exposition five of the Cuban newspapers?
which givo interesting accounts of the
meetings of tho Commissioners to the
exposition appointed by tho Governor-
General of Cuba.
Tlio President's Risrht to Appoint tho;
New Judgo of Idaho Questioned.
Washington, March (i.—A queer com
plication surrounded the question of the**
United States District Judge for Idaho.*
Tho President appointed Mr. Beattio for'
the place. Ho failed of confirmation.
The point has been made that as this is a)
new oftico, it can only be filled by and.
with the advice and consent of the Senate, j
and the President's attempt to till it hay- '
ing failed, he cannot appoint a man now
and have him serve until the Senate can J
act on the nomination.
Under this view no vacancy such as
tho President is authorized to fill until *
the Senate can pass upon it exists. An
other view is that it is a vacancy within
the meaning ofthe law, and ho bas to fill'
The question is under consideration at
the Department of Justice.
Remains of Mrs. Miller.
Washington, March C—The remains
of Mrs. Miller, widow of tho late Senator
Miller, of California, are to be taken to
San Francisco for interment. The body -
is now in the Hutchinson vault at Rook
Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Colver, daughter
of the deceased, will accompany her
mother's remains, which will be trans
ported in the Sullivan private car "Wan
derer," leaving hero on Thursday, tho
Washington, March 6.—The Col
lector of Customs at San Francisco has
been authorized to refund certain moneys
erroneously collected by him on account
of expense incurred in weighing coal en- -'
tered for draw-back, providing tbo claim
ants aro not barred by the limitations.:
found in Section 2932 of the Revised'
Statutes, or Section 1-1 of the Customs Ad
Medals of Honor.
Washington, March «.—Secretary
Proctor to-day awarded medals of honor
to the foUowing-named enlisted men for
gallantry in the action of Wounded Knee:
First Sergeant Jacob Trautman, Troop 1,
Seventh Cavalry, and Corporal Paul H.
Wi iucr and privates Joshua B. Hartzog,
<;<->. Green and John Flood, ail of Light
Battery E, First Artillery.
Senator Dubois' Seat.
Washington, March 6.—lmportant
steps have been taken iv tho settlement of'
the contest over the seat of Senator Du
bois of Idaho. His name has been put on
the roll of Senators, and he will receive-
Jus pay as the duly elected United States-
Senator from that State. Senator Ed
munds says tho law aud precedents sus
tain this action.
Now Cruisers Accepted.
Washington, March 6.—The cruisers
Philadelphia and San Francisco have
been formally accepted by the Secretary
of tho Navy.