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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 23.
The Receiving Ship Vermont Run
Into by a Steamer.
IWO LIVES LOST IN A TENEMENT
Senator Power of Montana Thinks the
Silver Advocates in the Last Con-
Rress Made a Mistake in Trying to
Adopt a Measure Providing for the
. Absolute Free Coinage of Silver.
Special to the Record-Union.
Nkw York, March 19.—Just before
dawn this morning the United States re
ceiving ship Vermont, lying off Cod
dock, at the Brooklyn navy yard, was
run into by an unknown steamer ocean
bound. The Vermont at tbis writing is
full of water, and it is feared she will
The crash tore a hole twelve feet square
in her bow.
The colliding steamer rebounded again,
crashing into the Vermont, and tore her
side along tho water-mark, ripping her
There was a lively panic on board.
The sailors were sent spinning from their
hammocks and the officers from their
bunks. Nobody was injured, but much
of the interior furniture was damaged.
The unknown steamer veered around
and made with all possible speed for the
lower bay. As soon as the marines got
their senses together, the first launch at
hand was started out in pursuit, with
sailors for duty. The steamer had a start
of twenty minutes, and np to this writing
nothing has been heard either of her or
the launch. When the collision occurred
the steamer was hailed by sailors of the
Vermont, but the crew of the vessel re
fused to disclose her name.
Senator Power of Montana Does Not
-Favor It at Present.
New York, March 19.—United States
Senator Power of Montana in an inter
view says he thinks the silver advocates
in the last Congress made a mistake in
trying to adopt a measure providing for
the absolute free coinage of silver. The
Senator is rated as one of the most ardent
of silver men, and his own State is full of
bullion-owners. He said, however, he
did not think it was sound policy to
jump too quickly to the free coinage of
"It will not do for three silver-produc
ing States to attempt to dictate the finan
cial policy of the whole country," he
said. "Colorado, Montana and Idaho, of
course, want to dispose of their silver at
the best possible prices. I think tho rest
ofthe country is willing to act fairly with
these States if they do not ask too Hutch.
1 do not believe it best to adopt free coin
age while bullion is worth onlysl per
ounce. When legislation is enacted that
will advance the price of bullion, which I
hope will soon come, 'ree co'nage will
* .Senator Pow.r _s at the J'ifth-avenue
Hotel nursing a wrist sprained about one
week ago as he was alighting from a car
Director Leech Consults New York
Financiers on tho Subject.
New York, March 19.—Director of the
Mint Leech was at tho assay office to-day
and had a long consultation with Super
intendent Mason, but nothing could be
obtained in regard to the subject of the
conference or whether it would result in
any further attempt to prevent gold ex
After leaving Superintendent Mason
Leech had an informal conference with
several bank officials in regard to the re
fusal to sell gold bars for export.
•Some of the bankers are understood to
have approved the action, but others, who
were in favor with Secretary Windom,
. condemn it.
It is generally believed that a large
amount of gold coin will be taken to
morrow for shipment on Saturday.
A Journalist Appointed as Chief of Ono
of the Departments. .
CnrcAGo, March 19.—Louis H. Aymer,
connected witb the Inter-Ocean, has been
appointed Chief of the Foreign Depart
ment of the Bureau of Promotion and
Publicity of the World's Fair, vice Dr.
Weston, deceased. It now transpires
that neither the Government nor the local
directory has money to construct the pier
for the proposed line-of-battle ships for
the naval exhibition, and in all proba
bility the vessel will have to be built on
SOUTH DAKOTA MAY BE REPRESENTED.
Yankton (S. D.), March 19.—The Com
mercial Club of this city has decided to
make a vigorous effort to unite all the
principal cities of South Dakota iv a pro
ject to have the State represented at the
World's Fair in 1593, the Legislature hav
ing failed to make an appropriation. The
progressive men of the State will make
the matter a private enterprise.
* Two Persons Burned to Death In a
Tenement House Fire.
New York, March 19.—Two lives were
lost and twenty-two families made home
less by a fire to-night which gutted a
six-story double tenement at 215 "East
Twenty-ninth street. The dead are Peter
O. Ryan, aged 50, and his sister, Mary C.
l.yan, aged 55.
The fire was extinguished about 9 p.
m., and the firemen began a search ofthe
rooms in the Burns building, and on the
top floor found the two bodies. Death
was caused by suffocation. From the
agonized expression on both faces it was
evident that death was attended with the
It Proved to Be Alum.
Chicago, March 19.—Hattie Juers, a
nurse girl in the family of Albert J. Snell,
Chicago, son of the murdered millionaire,
has been arrested on the charge of larceny
and it is stated that she attempted to
poison Mrs. Snell. To-day the chemist
who analyzed part of the wine used by
Mrs. A. J. Snell and supposed to contain
poison, was unable to find traces of either
arsenic or sugar of lead. Mrs. Snell's
symptoms indicated one of these poisons.
No charges of poisoning have been
brought against the maid. The crystals
found i_» ber trunk are now said to be
Lincoln (Neb.), March 19.—A little
over a week remains of the time allotted
for the legislative session. A vast amount
of work remains undone, and a resolu
tion was introduced in the House to-day
providing for night sessions. The Farm
ers promptly voted this down, but passed
iv its stead a'resolution providing that
the House shall hereafter meet at 6:30
Tho House passed the bill appropri
ating SSO,O<JO for the World's Fair. It
will probably go through the Senate
Suspended for Six Months.
Cleveland, March 19.—The verdict in
the case oi the Rev. Howard MacQueary,
for heresy, was made public to-day. Mac-
Queary is suspended for six ruonths, and
if he does not retract during that time,
his suspension becomes expulsion.
Howard MacQueary received the official
notice of his sentence from Bishop Leon
ard this morning. MacQueary pro
nounced the verdict unjust, and says he
will not submit to it, but will leave the
church, announcing his intention of'
preaching for some other* church.
Patrons of Husbandry.
Lansing (Mich.), March 19.—Tho dis
satisfaction existiug in the Supreme or
ganization of the Patrons of Husbandry
caused a change of management and the
election of an entirely new set of Supreme
officers to-day. W. H. Lake of Michigan
is Supreme President. The question of
independent political action will be mado
a sort of local option question with each
Pittsburg, March 19.—After partaking
of prepared meat purchased at a corner
grocery yesterday, James M. Nolen and
wife, well-to-do residents of the East
End, were seized with symptoms of
arsenical poisoning. Nolen died in great
agony this moruing, but his wife* will
probably recover. The caso is being in
Jacksonville (Fla.), March 19.—Secre
tary Proctor is hero on his tour of inspec
tion ofthe barracks along the southern
sea coast. He will go to San Antonio,
Texas, and thence proceed to the Pacific
Coast aud north to inspect the location
ofthe proposed new gun foundry, return
ing eastward from Portland, Or.
No Fears of an Indian Outbreak.
Pierre (S. D.), March 19.—Captain
Baldwin, of the Fifth Infantry, United
States Army, who is just returning from
a tour of tho Indian country, says the ab
origines at the dill'orent agencies aro in a
most peaceful mood, and that no trouble
need be feared from them this summer.
Senator Stanford and "Wife.
Ithica (N. V.), March 19.—Senator Le
land Stauford and wife are here as the
guests of President White. The Senator
is making a careful study and inspection
of the university here, for guidance in
connection with the university he is
building in California.
Jefferson City (Mo.), March 19.—The
Stato Legislature has passed the anti
trust lull, making it a misdemeanor, pun
ishable by fine of fiOO for each day that
any corporation is a member of a trust
which has in view the advancing of
Accident to Canal Works.
Savlt Ste. Marie (Mich.), March 19.—
The coffer-dam at the canal caved away
last night and Collins & Farwell's plant
is under water. The work on the new
lock will be delayed about six weeks, as
the lock pit is filling up with water.
Oleomargarine Factory Seized,
Providence (R. I.), March 19.—The
large oleomargarine factory of the Provi
-1 c Dairy Company has been sp 5:".. by
a revenue agent on a charge oi snipping
Ex-Governor Robinson Dying.
Elmira (N. V.), March 19.—Ex-Gov
ernor Lucius Robinson is sinking rapidly
JOE M'AULIFFE FAILS TO STOP
JIM DALY IN EIGHT ROUNDS.
A Twenty-six - Round Fight Between
Special to the Recohd-Union.
Hakrishurg (Pa.), March 19.—The
much-talked-of prize-fight between Joe
MeAulitle, of San Francisco, and Jim
Daly, of Philadelphia, took placo in the
vicinity of this city to-night. Nearly
three hundred persons witnessed the
The terms of the fight were that Daly
should stay six rounds for a purse of
$1,000. This he managed to do, and al
though receiving a lot of punishment,
was almost as fresh as his burly opponent
at the finish.
It is only fair to McAuliffe, however, to
state that he broke the first knuckle of
his left hand in tho fourth round, and was
incapacitated from hitting tho Quaker
City man as hard as he might otherwise
McAulille weighed 210 pounds and
Daly lti_. Two-ounce gloves were used.
Round I—McAulille feinted with his
left, and drove his right into Daly's wind.
The latter retaliated with a wicked upper
cut, which just missed. An upper-cut
from McAuliffe fell short, and then Daly
rushed, swinging ou to his neck.
Round 'Z—The Quaker city boy cleverly
dodged a hard swing, but caught another
in the face. Both sjxirred for wind, and
then Joe drove his man to the ropes. Mc-
Auliffe was mad, and sending his right,
smashed Daly on the nose and drew first
Round 3.—MeAulitle gave his opponent
a rib-roaster, knocking him down. He
was soon up, and the round ended in a
Round 4.—The hot fighting was begin
ning to tell, although each continued to
slog, and MeAulitle knocked Daly
sijuarely off his feet.
Round s—McAuliffe5—McAuliffe drove Dalv to tbe
ropes, where each caught a couple of hot
ones, Daly being knocked down.
Round 6—Daly hit McAultro a hard ono
on the neck, the San Franciscan attempt
ing two terrific swings, which were
harmless. Daly gave MeAulitle a smash
over the heart and was knocked down,
but got up again in the required time.
There was another clinch, alter which
McAuliffe tried to push Daly down but
failed. Time was called soon after.
Under the terms of the meeting Daly
was declared the winner. Neither man
was much marked, Daly showing the
Leonore (111.), March 19.—Link Poor,
of Streeter, 111., and Martin Flaherty, of
Providence, R. 1., bantam-weights,
fought for nearly two-hours this morning
for a purse of $500 and a side stake of
$.'.OO. The struggle was a fierce one
throughout. The Rhode Island man had
the best of it from the start, and was de
clared the winner at the end of the
twenty-sixth round. From the twentieth
to the twenty-sixth Flaherty hit his op-
Eonent at will, and in oueround knocked
im down four times. Billy Myers was
one of the seconds for Pope.
PURSE FOR M'AELIFFE.AND MEYERS.
New Orleans, March i9.—Tbe Olym
pic Club has otlered a purse of $5,000 to
McAulitt'e and Meyers lor a glove con
test, to take place in about six weeks.
McAuliffe is to answer within four days.
Kennedy, Meyers' backer, is here.
SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MORXIXG, MARCH 20, 1891.
Weavervilie and Redding Stage
Again Help Up.
THE STEAMER BATAVIA GROUNDED
Another Arrest Made in Connection
With tho Killing of "William Trim
mer in El Cajon Valley—A Farm
Laborer Accidentally Killed on
Roberts Island—Tho Stockton Polico
Stop a Bloody " Boxing Exhi
Special to the Record-Union.
Redding, March 19.—The Weavervilie
and Redding stage was robbed again this
evening about a mile and a half from
Redding, some twenty yards this side of
where the stage was stopped a week ago
Saturday night. It is presumed to be tho
The robber stepped out from behind a
tree disguised with a barley sack over his
head. Pointing a pistol at the driver,
Ed. Brackett, he ordered him to throw
out the box. Brackett threw out the
Shasta Wells, Fargo & Co.'s box, when
the robber told him to throw out the
other box. The driver then threw out
the Weavervilie box.
A lady passenger on board with the
driver and a male passenger inside were
not disturbed. No messenger was
aboard, and the treasure was light.
Ed. Graham, the driver who was shot
in tho other robbery, is getting well.
One of the Canadian Pacific Vessels
Meets With a Mishap.
Astoria, March 19.—This morning the
steamship Batavia, coining down from
Portland, would not answer her helm in
making the bend of the channel above
the wreck of the Sylvia de Gresse, near
Tongue Point, and although orders had
been given by the pilot to back at full
speed, the vessel could not be stopped
until she had grounded.
Tho Batavia has aboard 1,535 tons of
flour, and went down the river yesterday
bound lor Vancouver, B. C. The liata*
via is an irou vessel, owned by the Guion
Line, and is one of the three"ships char
tered liy the Canadian Pacific Company
to run between Vancouver, China and
Japan. The crew numbers about sixty
men, in command of Captain Hill.
The tide has fallen live feet, and tho
ship is still setting upright, showing
eleven feet or water forward and fourteen
aft. Tho opinions of pilots aro divided
as to the kind of bottom the ship rests on.
It is claimed that the immense amount of
iron in her hull and the great number of
bulkheads in the steamer will save the
vessel, even should she be resting on
KILLING OF TRIMMER.
Tho Only Kyc-Wltness to the Affair
Placed Under Arrest.
San Diego, March 19.—Jesus Marquez,
the only eye-witness to the fatal duel in
El Cajon Valley some time ago between
Francisco Cota and William Trimmer
over visits of the latter to Cota's sister,
and in which Trimmer was killed, was
arrested to-day at the Pacific Beach race
track. A warrant has been out for his
apprehension for several days, but he has
managed to keep out of the way.
Cota is on trial before the Superior
Court charged with the murder by young
Trimmer's father, and Marquez is al
leged to have .been an accomplice. It
will be remembered that the Coroner's
jury at El Cajon discharged both from
custody upon Marquez's testimony, but
he was shortly rearrested on complaint of
the elder Trimmer, who charges a con
spiracy between Cota and Marquez in tlie
murder of his son.
Two Thoroughbred Mares Imported
From Australia for Sacramento.
San Francisco, March 19.—Dr. Ross of
Sacramento arrived from Auckland, New
Zealand, to-day on the steamer Mariposa.
He brought two very fino thoroughbred
mares purchased at tho annual sale ofthe
Sylvia Park Breeding farm.
One of them, mimed Fleurette, is by
Robinson Crusoe, out of Rose of Den
mark by Stockwell, out of Marchioness
by Melbourne, out ot Cinozolle by Touch
stone. Sho is iv foal to the celebrated
Fusee, the other, is by Mascot, out of
Titania by Orest, out of Queen Mali by
Lambton, out of Blanche by Hirdcatcber.
Fusee is in foal to St. Leger.
The mares, after a few days' rest, will
be taken to Dr. Ross' ranch, near Sacra
TIIE PRESIDENT'S VISIT.
Letter From Private Secretary Ilalford
Relative to the Subject.
San Dieco, March 19.—Mayor Gunn
to-day received the following letter rela
tive to the President's visit to this city:
Douglasn Gunn, Mayor of Stan Diego —
Mv Dear Sir : Iv answer to your tele
gram ofthe 13th inst. I beg to say that the
President has not as yet even determined
definitely upon the proposed trip to tho
Pacific Coast, and of course no details
whatever have been arranged. I think it
quite likely, however, that he will con
clude to go. If so I will have your tele
gram, with other invitations of a similar
character, so that they can have his atten
tion when arrangements come to be com
pleted. E. W. Halford,
Fight Stopped by the Police.
Stockton, March 19.—The police this
evening stopped a bloody "scientific box
ing exhibition" at the Aurora Club
rooms, in the northern part of the city,
and took the names of many persons
there. The contestants were boys, and
they fought hammer and tongs, bringing
blood so it colored their stripped bodies.
Then the police rushed in and stopped the
fight, but made no arrests. The club
managers had received notice early in tho
evening tbat their exhibition would not
be allowed, but the crowd wanted the
sport. The matter will be laid before tho
District Attorney to-morrow.
Farm Laborer Accidentally Killed.
Stockton, March 19.—John Jurgens, a
farm laborer, aged 21 years, was accident
ally killed on Roberts Island, this after
noon. He was driving a team attached to
a big roller, used to pack the farming
land. The horses became frightened and
ran away. Jurgens feU under the roller,
and was so injured that he lived only a
few hours. He was unmarried, bat has
State Teachers' Convention.
San Diego, March 19.—The State
Teachers' Institute is still in session. The
morning session was short. The princi
pal paper was by Hon. J. W. Anderson.
J ihe afternoon was devoted to au ex.co.r- I
sion to the Sweetwater dam at Tia Juana,
returning via Coronado. A special train
of seven cars with 500 teachers went. The
excursion returned to San Diego at 8 p. m.
The evening session was largely attended.
At the concluding session to-morrow
morning tho business will bo wound up
and an excursion had on the bay in the
Firo ln MarysviUe.
Marysville, March 19.—A fire was
discovered at 11:30 o'clock last night in a
two-story brick building in Chinatown,
corner of First and C streets, and owned
by Herman Berg, deceased. About 100
Chinamen were sleeping in the building.
There were so mauy rooms and tho
smoke was so dense thai the firemen
could make littlo headway. Tho fire
burned several bouses. Tho loss is §2,000,
fully covered by insurance.
Visalia, March 19.—A man named
Ringgold, of Fresno, dropped dead in
front of the Palace Hotel this evening,
presumably from heart disease.
The proposition of the Dawson Packing
Company of San Jose to establish a can
nery here has been accepted. A subsidy
of and a site were given tho com
Seven Years at Sau Quentin.
Yreka, March 19.—Frank Cochran,
who was found guilty of manslaughter
; for tho killing of N. G. Do Freese at Sis
son last summer, was this afternoon sen
tenced by Judge Sweeney to seven years'
imprisonment at San Quentin.
Elmira, March 19.—The residence and
contents of C. A. Hough, five miles north
of town, was burned last night. Loss,
?2,000; no insurauce. The fire originated
from an incubator in an adjoining build
Death of a Respected Citizen,
Grass Valley, March 19.—Charles
Fritz, proprietor of tho brewery here, a
benevolent and respected citizen, died
Henry Aveling, the Actor, Takes His
New York, March 19.—Henry Ave
ling, an actor well known in the pro
lession, committed suicide at tho Sturte
vant House yesterday. Ho left some
letters, in ono of which ho bequeathed
everything he possessed to William Shel
don, ofthe ".Mm the Penman" Company.
He asked Sheldon to prevent Miss Milton
Willctto from appearing in any of his
He left another letter addressed to an
actress named Clara Thojppson, saying:
"We could not live as we wished, and I
go into tho great futurity. Find mo
there, my darling, if you can."
A letter was found among his effects
signed by Marguerite Benison, demand
ing that he make some provision for her
subsistence. She is an actress with whom
ho came to this country in 1879, and thoy
passed as man and wife. In IHS7 Aveling
married Miss Milton Willett., and they
lived together until within a year, when
she 'began divorce proceedings on tlu*
ground of insufficient support and in
compatibility of temper.
Tho Clara Thompson referred to said
she had no knowledge of Aveling's in
tended suicide. .
General Wheaton Says the Defendant
Is Incapable of Commanding.
Omaha, March 19.—The first witness
called in the eourt-marti..i of Captain
Catley this morning was General
Whe.rton. He said that Catley did not
accompany his command into the field
from Pine Ridge, and witness did not be
lieve him capable of commanding under
fire. Tho Captain had been onco court
martialed for cowardice in the face of In
dians in Idaho, and found guilty, but the
findings of the court was reversed by
President Hayes and Catley reinstated.
The accused cross-examined General
Wheaton, and asked him if he (Wheaton)
had not been onco court-martialed. Alter
objections and a lively wrangle. General
Wheaton replied that he had nover been
arrested and tried. Captain Catley then
asked the court to send for witnesses by
which lie said ho could impeach General
Wheaton's testimony, and show that they
would not believe him under oath, but
the court refused to comply with the re
Lieutenant Turner testified that the
officers of the Secoud Regiment believed
Catley unreliable and not capable of com
manding a company off the parade
Adjourned until to-morrow.
They Adopt Resolutions Denouncing
Discrimination Against the Race.
Cincinnati, March 19.—The National
Convention of Colored Editors, having
elected officers, adjourned until next
year, to meet in Philadelphia. A com
mittee was appointed to visit President
Harrison and urge him to appoint a col
ored man on the Columbian Exposition
Commission; also to urge the claims of a
colored man for one ot the Judges of tho
Ninth Judicial Districi, recently created.
A committoe was appointed to organize
a plan for the Colored Press Association
lor the dissemination of news.
The Committee on Ways and Plans re
ported against any idea'of expatriation,
but favors immigration from over
crowded districts bf the South to the
West and Southwest. Regret is expressed
at tho failure of Congress to pass the
Blair educational bill and the elections
The "Jim Crow" cars on Southern
roads aud all plans of discrimination in
places of public resort and amusement
are denounced as au outrage. The penal
system ofthe South is severely criticized,
and the ballot laws of Florida, South Car
olina, Tennessee and Mississippi con
THE SECRET OUT.
Confession Made ln the Famous Lilla
Hoyle Murder Case.
Worcester (Mass.), March 19.—The
famous Lilla Hoyle murder mystery of
September, 1887, has been explained
through a confession made by Alice
Hoyle to her aunt, and by the latter given
to the public. The two girls were sisters
and both loved tho same man. This man,
Thomas McQuaid, seemed to show a pref
erence for Lilla, andthis made Alice mad.
Alice said in her confession that McQuaid
had told her ho would marry her if they
could get Lilla, who was in a delicate con
dition, out of the way. This was done
by the girl, her uncle, McQuaid, and an
other man, so the confession goes, and the
body was disposed of. After the deed
was committed Alice lived with her uncle
and aunt, who concealed the crime. Some
time after the girl eloped with her uncle,
and her aunt, in revenge for that, gave the
details of the crime to the public.
Victims of Land Sharps.
Omaha (Neb.), March 19.—The firm of
M. G. M. Baldwin <fe Co., which opened
an office in this city some time ago, and
secured many local victims by advertis
ing for men to go to Seattle, Tacoma, and
other Washington points to take up tim
ber claims, evidently did an extensive
business outside. An attorney from
Orange City, lowa, who to-day visited
Omaha, to investigate the matter* said that
thirty men from that town had each in
vested $25 with the firm. Baldwin's
office has been closed since the Govern
ment agents got after them.
The Court of Claims Preparing
to Adjust the Losses.
OVER NINE THOUSAND CASES TO
BE ACTED UPON.
A Report Current ln Washington That
I'resident narrlson Has Notified
Minister Phelps 'a .t Un'oss- Ger
many Withdraws the _hBS • .ctions
Apainst tho Importation of Ameri
can Meats Ho Will Close tho Ports
Against Imports From Germany.
Washington, March 19.—Tho Court of
Claims expects to begin work on the In
dian depredations claims by the first of
May. The initiatory stops have already
been taken in over one hundred cases.
This consists of the claimant or attorney
notifying the court that a certain case
will be filed. None have been filed yet
under the recent Act. As the court must
first formulate tho rules of practice, the
members of the court are now engaged in
preparing these rules.
Most of the claimants live in tho far
West, and they will hire attorneys resi
dent of Washington to represent them.
The curbstone shyster lawyer in Wash
ington is preparing for this great feast.
The law happily limits their feo in each
case to 15 per cent, of the amount secured,
else the claimant would havo to be con
tent with the satisfaction of winning his
suit, while the more substantial benefit
would go in lawyers' fees.
The Indian Bureau has passed upon
6,519 cases, and these, it is thought, can be
disposed of by the court with facility.
The bureau has before it three thousand
claims to be yet considered.
A member of the court said to-day that
tho claimants should bear in mind that
those losing their property by Indian
depredations between July 1, INOS, and
March o, 1891, would be allowed only
three years in which to file their claim.
The President Determined Upon Sum
mary Measures Against (.Vriunny.
New York, March 19.—A Washington
special to the Mail and Express says that
i'resident Harrison is determined upon
summary measures to relieve American
pork, which is the subject of so much
German opposition. Mr. Phelps has
'been notified by the State Department, at
the request of President Harrison, to de
mand ofthe German authorities that the
embargo be at once removed, elso the
President will proceed to exercise the
authority given him by the last Congress,
and by proclamation he will close our
ports against German imports. The an
nouncementamounts to nothiugless than
a threat and tlie result will be interesting.
State Department officials refused to dis
cuss the matter this morning. Thero is
no doubt a communication has beon sent
to Minister Phelps, for tho President so
iuformed a Senator who called upon him
THE REPORT NOT CONFIRMED.
Washington, March 19.—A report was
current here to-day to the eflect that
President Harrison had sent a communi
cation to Minister Phelps at Berlin in
forming him that unless the Government
removed the embargo on American pork
he would closo the United States ports
against certain classes of German im
The President could not be seen this
evening, but Private Secretary Halford
said he had not heard of any such letter.
First Assistant Secretary of State Whar
ton said he knew nothing about the mat
ter, and didn't know such a step was con
Secretary Blame, when soon this even
ing, said he.was not aware that the Presi
dent proposed to talce any such actioiL
A Convict In a Penitentiary Sngirests a
Way to Secure Enlistments.
Washington, March 19.—A life con
vict in Wisconsin's penitentiary has
written to the Secretary of the Navy sug
gesting that iv view of a deficiency in
the number of enlisted men in the navy,
tho department might find a large amount
of material for its need in the peniten
tiaries of the country, where there are
many young men who would be pleased
to serve the country on shipboard, in
stead of remaining in prison.
The writer suggests that the good be
havior of these men might be assured by
a provision that they shall bo discharged
at the end of their terms of enlistment if
their conduct is good.
Washincston, March 19*.—A special
dispatch from Madison, Ind., to-day says
that, contrary to all reports that Treas
urer Huston will remain in oflice, Huston
has written to a friend in that city that he
expects soon to return to Indiana for
good. Mr. Huston refused to confirm or
deny the statement in the telegram.
Mr. Huston is said to be in bad health,
and is very anxious __.■ relinquish the
Treasurysliip, ami that hi is personally
embarrassed by the delay in the accept
ance of his resignation.
Wreck ofthe Galena.
Washington, March 19.—The report of
Lieutenant-Commander Bicknell upon
the wreck of tho United States steamer
Galena places the resnonsibility for the
loss of the Galena aiid Nina upon the
officers of the tug, who failed to respond
to orders from the Galena when the
breakers were seen. High praise was
awarded to ensign Field for his energetic
and courageous services, and to the crew
for the discipline maintained uuder the
Washington, March 19.—The follow
ing pensions have been awarded:
Washington: Original — George M.
Oregon: Original—Philip Eder, Wm.
H. Crosley. Increase —Andrew Ellis.
California: Original navy—John Hulft's,
Martin L. Higgins, Albert Moranviile.
Additional—Edward Wachsmith. Orig
inal widows—Sarah A., widow of Amos
R. Babcock; Louisa E., widow of Redeu
Washington, March 19.—The follow
ing Postmasters were commissioned to
day: Elisha L. Giddings, at Armona,
CaL; John Mardine, at Lurquoise, A. T.;
Daniel L. Haley, at Staley, Wash.
Mrs. M. B. Wright was appointed
Postmistress at Merle, San Diego County;
A. Dunndass was appointed Postmaster
at Willomina, Polk County, Or.; D. T.
Davis was appointed Postmaster at Car
bonado, Pierce County, Wash.
Oakland Tidal Canal Brldce.
Washington, March 19.—A contract was.
to-day awarded to Ransom A_ Cushing, of
San Francisco, for constructing the piers
for the Oakland tidal bridge. The consid
eration is ?14,430. Tho piers aro to be
made of concrete, and are to be completed
by tho first of July.
Land Decisions Affirmed.
Washington, March 19.—1n tho caso
of T. A. Crump vs. A. J. Shirk, involv
ing land in tho Lakevicw (Oregon) Dis
trict, the decision of tho Commissioner is
FUNDS FOR PARNELL.
The Delegates to America Speak Be
foro a Meeting in Now York.
New York, March 19.—0' Kelly, Red
mond and Harrison, agents of Parnell,
to-night addressed their first meeting to
raise money for the Parnellites. Twenty
five h.mdred to three thousand persons
attended tho meeting, which was held in
Cooper Union. Michael Breslin presided
at the meeting. John Dovoy was also
upon the platform.
O'Kelly, in a speech, attributed tho ne
cessity of the appeal for money to the fact
of Parnell's dispute with the other faction
of the Irish party, and tho consequent
tying up of the tS_oo,<)oo emergency fund
in Paris. He adjured his hearers to con
tribute if they wished an independent
Irish party in Parliament.
Refining to the Irish party differ
ences, he said that when the question
comes to be settled in Ireland some facts
not known by tho public will bo de
Kedmond and Harrison spoke briefly.
Tho mention ol Heaiy and McCarthy's
names were greeted with cries of "Judas"
Resolutions indorsing Parnoll were
Branch No. 8 of the Irish National
League turned over tlu* |SOO in its treas
ury. Other subscriptions were an
nounced. Baskets were passed around
among the people present, asking them
A statement was subsequently made
that with the collections of the evening, of
wiiich $1,430 were for admissions, at the
first Dillon and O'Brien meeting here
last fall, the sum of 330,001) wa** realized.
Letters Interrogatory Issued ln the
Case of Barnard vs. Lee.
Boston, March 19.—Judge Colt, of the
United States Circuit Court, has made an
interesting decision in the case of Leon
Barnard vs. Henry Lee and others, pro
prietors of the Union Safe Deposit
Vaults, to recover the value of §150,001) of
securities belonging to the Bishopric of
Tournai, Belgium. The securities were
brought here and deposited by Barnard.
They were afterward delivered by the de
fendant to the Clerk ofthe Massachusetts
Supreme Court under order of the court
in tho suit brought in Barnard's name,
but which he asserts was without his con
sent or knowledge.
Judge Colt's decision grants the defend
ant's motion that the court issue letters
interrogatory to the court at Tournai to
take the depositions of the Bishop of
Tournai and his Vicar-' 'enerai, and that
letters interrogatory issue to tako the
deposition of M. dc Mot and ____. Bour
geois, the latter a Commissary of Police
The letters interrogatory are novel, and
this is tho first time that they have ever
been issued by the Circuit Court for this
circuit, and are perhaps tho first that have
ever been issued from any Circuit Court
of the United States in any action at law.
Cordage Works Eire.
Elizadktii (N. J.), March 19.—The
fears that Adam Schrieber, an aged em
ploye, had perished in the llames of the
Blizabethport Cordage Works'fire were
confirmed this morning *w the discovery
of his bones in the ruins. Superin
tendent Williams estimates the loss at
STOO.OOO. The company was fully insured.
Williams said the company Avoiild imme
NEW ORLEANS TRAGEDY.
'FOREMAN SELIGMAN APPEARS ON
He Declares Tliat He "Was Not Bribed
—A Prominent Italian Believes
tho Killing Justifiable.
Special to the Record-Union.
Nkw York, March 19.—A Tribune
New Orleans special says: The two sensa
tions of the day here have been the ap
pearance in public of J. M. Siligman,
foreman of the Hennessy jury, and the
alleged declaration of John Roephi, a
much respected Italiam, who had lived
in New Orleans for over forty years, that
he considered the lynching entirely justi
Seligman has never left the city, al
though at tirst pressed to do so. He says
that he was never bribed, and that in
spite of all the vituperation heaped upon
him, ho would render the same verdict
again on the same evidence.
The New Orleans Italo-Ames-icano will
on Saturday publish Rochhi's written
statement that ho merely said he was
glad the affair was not ono of race. He
was pained to think tho innocent had suf
fered with the guilty, and that as much as
he deplored the sad deed, it would teach
the Mafia a severe lesson to the advan
tage of the hard-working and peaceful
members of the Italian colony.
John Succi, editor ofthe Itaio-Avter
icano, uttered these prophetic words:
"The trial will proceed. The culprit is
sougnt and must be found. Conscientious
scruples will be silenced. What is im
perative is to satisfy public opinion. This
accomplished, it matters little that the
price may even be the lives of half
a dozen of our countrymen. If
the Italian colony has not stamped
out the Mafia, it is because no
Italian and no American has ever
proved it. What have existed are local
feuds and a bandit league established
in 1881, by that accomplished rufiiian,
Esposito, on Sicilian lives."
Everybody in New Orleans knows
Zuccaand speak well of him. Even at
this late day there is much idlo vaporing
and fuming. Blame is roundly abused
for not confining his letter to Governor
Nicholls to a simple request for the facts,
although the letters to Parkerson aro
printed without condemnation that call
lor the blood of the jurors.
An evening sheet also charitably hints
at a suspicion that the protesting jurors
are being ••drilled in pretty much the
same fashion as the witnesses for the de
fense were drilled for the trial."
The Pirayune and other serious jour
nals print strong editorials calling for a
revision of the State jury system that
shall provide for tho payment of jurors in
criminal cases, the admission of a verdict
by nine of the twelve, and the selection
of men of high character as court officers,
Sherills and Jury Commissioners.
The New Delta, referring to the recent
lottery legislation, asks pertinently: "Is
it worse to bribe a Jury than to bribe the
ALARM IN VIRGINIA.
Pittsburg (Pa.), March 19.—A special
to the Times from Wheeling, W. Va.,
says news has reached here that about
2,000 Italians working on the Pittsburg,
Ohio Valley and Cincinnati Railroad and
the Apipe line, about eighteen miles be
low Bellaire, are organized and drilling
in companies. They are also receiving
guns. It is said thoy have organized on
account of orders received from Chicago.
People in the vicinity are considerably
WHOLE ISTO. 15,421.
THE UTOPIA DISASTER.
Five Hundred and Sixty-two Per
sons Lose Their Lives.
THE CAPTAIN OP THE STEAMER'
ARRESTED POR NEGLIGENCE.
Maurice Heaiy Accepts the Challenge
to Contest the City of Cork With
Parnoll—Supporters of President
Balmaceda Joining tho Insurgents-
Belief That Chile's President Will
Soon Fleo From the Country.
Special to the Record-Union.
Gibraltar, March 19.—A revised offi-'
eial count of the lost and saved passen
gers and crow of the ill-fated Utopia
shows that thero were SSO souls on board.
Tho saved include 290 steerage passen
gers, two saloon passengers, three Italian
interpreters and twenty-three of the crew,
making the loss 562. '
Captain McKeague of the Utopia has
been arrested for wrongful acts, improper
conduct, negligence and mismanage
ment. Ho was released on bail.
The accounts given by the divers who
are engaged in the work on the wrecked
steamer of the terrible sights they wit
nessed on the vessel still further increase
tho appalling character of the catastrophe.
These men say they found tho hatches
and chart-room of tho Utopia closely
packed with bodies of the unfortunate
passengers, who had become wedged into
an almost solid mass in their frantic rush
to reach the decks.
WITH MILITARY HONORS.
Gibraltar, March 19.—The funeral of
the two British men-of-war men drowned
I Tuesday while helping to rescue the pas -
senecrs of the steamship Utopia, occurred '
I to-day. The men were buried with mili
Maurice Heaiy Will Contest the City
of Cork With Parnell.
London, March 19.—The acceptance by
j Maurice Heaiy of the challenge given by
Parnell, in his enthusiasm of his St. Pat
rick's Day reception, to contest the city
of Cork, has been received with delight
! by his followers, the McCarthyites and
English Liberals. Although the voice of
the city seems to be for Parnell, the Mc-
Carthyites claim that a majority of voters
| are against him.
I They further claim that his adherents
: include nearly all those whose names
| were stricken oif the voting list at the
! late scrutiny of voters. The Bishops
i throughout Ireland have already been re
| quested by telegraph to aid in the coming
contest financially and with their moral
support, and it is stated that at a meeting
ofthe McCarthyites a committee was ap
pointed to solicit funds for the struggle.
At this moment, however, it is not cer
tain that Mr. Parnell will enter tho field.
Heaiy has requested Parnoll to name tho
day when they shall resign, and hopes
Parnell will not resort to the tactics of
i committee-room No. 16 and tlic* Boulogne
! conference to escape the judgment of the
TIRED OF PRIESTLY DOMINATION.
Dublin, March MW— United Ireland
says the people havo become tired of
priestly domination which plays into tho
Hands oi" English politicians, arid will no
longer submit to it.
The Board of Guardians of Navan havo
rescinded the vote of confidence in Par
nell, but tho Drogheda comoration will
Harrington and Glancv, Parnellites,
were not permitted to hold a meeting at
Sligo yesterday, they being roughly han
The New Chief Justice Has Started the
AriA (Samoa), per steamship Mariposa
to Associated Press, March 19.—Tho
United States man-of-war Iroquois has
gone to Tahiti, on her way to Honolulu.
There is at present no man-of-war of any
nationality at the islands.
The American Land Commissioner has
not yet arrived, and is anxiously looked
for. Robert Haggard, the English, and
j Mr. Eggert, the German Commissioner,
are both here, hut can do nothing toward
taking up the question of land titles.
The Chief Justice has started the mu
nicipality going, and six Councilors havo
been elected, but they arc also prevented
from sitting, as the President has not yet
The sunken United States frigate
Trenton broke in two amidships during
the heavy weather recently, owing to the
fact that both decks had been taken out,
weakening her. The work of wrecking
her has been temporarily stopped.
Policy to be Pursued by the Conserva
Halifax (N. S.). March 19.—Professor
Weldon, one of the most prominent men
in the Conservative ranks in the Canadian
Parliament, when asked the future Con
servative policy, replied: "To immedi
ately make overtures to tho Imperial
Government for a larger trade with tho
British islands is the party's duty. Ido
not think the British people appreciate the
significance of the recent elections. Tho
time has now como when England must
choose between abandoning Canada or
agreeing to an Imperial tariff that will
give Canadian products a preference in
tho English markets in return for a pref
erence for British mauulactures in Can
Nkw York, March 19.—Tho Wm-ld's
Buenos Ayres correspondent learns to
day by way of the trans-Andinc telo
graph that President Balmaceda's posi
tion is hourly getting to be more and
more precarious. Not a day passes but
that a number of soldiers upon whom ho
had depended desert to join the insur
Telegraphic communication has boon
reopened between this city ami Valpa
raiso, and it is currently predicted that
the wires will shortly Hash the news that
Balmaceda is a fugitive from Chile.
American Naval Vessels Praised.
London, March 19.—At a meeting to
day of the Institute of Naval Architects,
Biles, a member of the council, warmly
praised tho latest American naval con
structions, saying they quite equaled and
sometimes surpassed European construc
tions of a like nature. Biles added, tho
latest American vessels wore weU worth
careful study upon tho part of English
London, March 19. —The Judiciary
Committee of the Privy Council on ths
appeal from Victoria Australia, has con
tinued the right of Colonial Governments
to prevent the landing of Chinese tared*