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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 30.
ANOTHER WAR CLOUD.
Feelings of Apprehension Prevail
ing in European Circles.
SOMETHING OCCURRING BEHIND THE
Xiord Sallsbnry Holds a Conference
With Lord Knutsford and Mr. Cur
rlo of the Foreign Office Relating to
the Protection of Belgium—France
and Russia Prepared for Simulta
neously Mobilizing Their Troops.
[Copyright, 1891, by N. Y. Associated Press.]
London, March 27.—Lord Salisbury,
just before starting for San Remo, held a
long conference with Lord Knutsford
and Mr. Currie, of the Foreign Office.
Tho work of supreme difficulty, requir
ing the most delicate handling, was con
fided to Currie, relating to the engage
ments of England to protect Belgium.
King Leopold, during his recent visit,
pressed for an auswe-r as to what practi
cal co-operation Kngland would give
under the existing treaty for the defense
of Belgian neutrality in the event of war.
Lord Salisbury, according to report,
promised English aid by fleet and con
tingent troops, if needed to defend Ant
werp, leaving the Belgium army free for
defensive operations in the forts of
Something is occurring behind the
BOenes in European diplomacy which
sharpens the apprehension that a final
move in the game preluding war will
not lie long delayed, li is reported that
mi agreement has been reached between
the French and Russian Governments in
regard to a simultaneous mobilization of
troops in the event of war. Tho heads of
the European Powers seem to be in
formed of the Russian scheme of attack,
which is likely to declare itself in the
Tho question of Belgian neutrality is
ultimately associated with England's at
titude in such a conflict, and it will be
Salisbury's justification if an agreement
with King Leopold conies up in Parlia
Lord Knutsford damaged his reputa
tion among the Conservatives through
his tactless treatment of the Newfound
land matter, lie required coaching by
Salisbury, who is blamed within his own
circle for allowing the Colonial Minister
too l'reo a hand.
Sir Charles Dilke, in a newspaper arti
cle, discloses the source of uneasiness
prevailing among the Ministerialists,
"if," lie says, "strange foreign arbitrat
ors, picked up in the Russian Foreign
< Ulice and elsewhere, should for political
reasons declare against us, then the
modus Vivendi under the Knutsford bill,
becoming an Act, will have to bo forced
on the colonies by deeds of civil war. If
Newfoundland was an American State
France would sell her right iv live min
utes to the United States. She only re
fuses to sell them to England because
she is irritated about Egypt."
The Irish campaign grows hotter. Healy
having accused Parnell and Valentine
Dillon of inciting the assault on him, will
be used by Dillon when the contest is
The language used on both sides is be
coming utterly unrestrained. TheParnell
ites, in a Dublin evening organ, calls the
McCarthyitea "Stinking carrion floating
on the stream of corruption." It apolo
gizes for Dalton's attack on Healy as
provoked by "libellous work conducted
under eminent Christian patronage."
The priests' practical roponse to the
continued abuse of their order has been
to suppress the circulation of the Parnell
(iver 2,000 dissenting ministers have
signed a protest against Sir Charles Dilke's
return to public life. He insists that he
■will stand as a candidate for Parliament
until ho receives an official veto of the
Liberal chiefs. He has invited tho opin
ion of Morley and Harcourt, without re
sponse. Schnadhorst, the Liberal caucus
chief, opposes Sir Charles' candidacy on
the ground that it would alienate thdu
sands of dissenters.
COUNTY OFFICES BURNED.
Valuable Documents Dating Hack for
Cork, March 27. —While the Judge was
summing up to-day in tho case of the
Government against O'Brien, Dalton and
others, the court-house was set on fire,
and but for the coolness of the police and
the Judge many people would have been
injured. As it was. in spite of tho panic,
all were gotten out safely. The police are
investigating the allair.
The flames spread rapidly and the
court-house, including the Municipal
Council chamber ana city and county
offices, were totally destroyed. Some of
the archives were saved, but many docu
ments, BOOM) ot them dating back ibr cen
turies, were destroyed. When the llag-
Btait' which surmounted the building
burned away and the Union Jack fell
into the flumes the onlookers set up a
great cheer. The fire is attributed to a
Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Shot
Dead In the Street.
Sofia, March 27. —This evening while
Premier Stambuloff and Minister of Fi
nance Baltchieff were out walking, a man
kuddcnly confronted them and fired three
shots from a revolver, killing Baltchieff
instantly. A crowd immediately col
lected, "but tho assassin succeeded in
escaping in the darkness. Some people
vho witnessed the shooting declare that
the assassin was accompanied by three
other men. The greatest excitement pre
vails. The police surmise that it was in
tend. M to assassinate Premier Stambulott",
ami that Balu-hieffwas mistaken lor him
in the darkness.
O'Shea's Übel Suits.
Dublin, March 27.—It is announced
that Captain O'Shea has brought suit
against the Catholic Bishop of the united
dioceses of Galway and Kilmaeduaeh, the
Most Rev. Francis J. McCormick, and
against Canon John O'Mahoney of the
Catholic diocese of Cork. Captain O'Shea
sues the reverend gentlemen mentioned
for alleged libelous utterances in regard
to his relations with Parnell, which have
been attributed to the Bishop ofGalway
and Canon O'Mahouey in the public
Mafia at Work in Austria.
Vienna, March 27.—A dispatch from
Kufersteiu, a town of the Tyrol, near the
Bavarian frontier, says that a prominent
merchant was assaulted in broad day
light by an Italian, who, when arrested,
proved" to be a member of the Mafia. He
killed the merchant in mistake for aeom
patriot, whom he had been detailed by
the Mafia to put out of the way. The
murder has created great excitement, and
a feeling of dangerous indignation is
growing against the Italian society.
Act of a Madman.
Belfast, March 27.—At a charity ball
JH Stragaddy, County Donegal, last night,
an insane man suddenly appeared, armed
with a double-barrelled shotgun, aud be
fore he could be disarmed the madman
bred both barrels of the gun among the
dancers. One young girl was shot in the
back, and was removed from the ball
room in a dying condition. The mad
man was arrested.
Leghorn, March 27.—The National
Bank of Italy and the Bank of Tuscany
are intervening to save the creditors of
embarrassed houses in this city. The
crisis is due to the suspension of a large
sugar refinery in Annona. It is believed
that the present troubles are exaggerated,
and the houses involved will be able to
tide over the difficulties.
A Woman of Many Husbands.
Paris, March 27.—A handsome Eng
lish woman named Emeline Neal was ar
rested in this city for marriage frauds.
She inveigled forty-three men to marry
her by advertising herself as a wealthy
widow. The last victim was a Viscount
who almost ruined himself by gambling
'•v Good Prospects of Success.
Madrid, March 27. — Tho Hispano-
Americau treaty negotiations show good
prospects of success. The only trouble
is tho Americans insisting upon the
maintenance of the McKinlcy tariff in the
matter of superior Havana tobacco.
Failuro of a Banking Firm.
London, March 26.—Corradini <fc Co.,
bankers and merchants, of Leghorn, have
failed. Liabilities, 20,000,000 francs. Other
linns are implicated in the failure.
Poor Crops In Russia.
Odessa, March 27.—The winter wheat
crop in the south of Russia is very un
promising. Small farmers are in a hope
less condition iv eonsequonce.
Count and Countess Drowned.
Vienna, March 27.—Count Arthur
Kessclstadt and Countess Anne Freis
were drowned to-day by a yacht capsiz
ing in a squall.
AMONG THE FIGHTERS.
Kilraln Says Ho Is Willing to Meet
Slnvln In tho King.
Baltimore, March 27.—William Mul
doon received a telegram from Joseph
Harris, Jim Haltz' financial backer, dated
at Port Townsend, instructing Muldoon
to make a match with Fitzsimmons.
Fitzsimmons' challenge money on de
posit in Chicago was not covered, Mul
doon says, because Harris understood it
to be a challenge to Pritchard. Harris has
$1,500 deposited in San Francisco to bind
a match for Hall with Fitzsimmons, and
Muldoon says he is ready to put up £500
here as a preliminary bond to secure the
Kilrain, who was with Muldoon, said of
the Slavin match: "I hardly understand
why Slavin should offer 85,000 to Sullivan
in case he failed to whip him in six
rounds, and only otter to venture $3,000
in the same number of rounds with my
self. He also makes an otter of presents
to lesser lights in the fistic arena. If none
of the others accept, I am ready to meet
Slavin or any other man looking for a
Muldoon said Slavin's challenge was
meant for an advertising boom.
The Lato Rain of Much Benefit to ]
Fruits and Cereals.
Gilroy, March 27.—About a quarter of
an inch of rain fell last night, which will
be beneficial, providing no frost comes,
the only thing now feared by fruit-raisors.
Crop prospects never were better. The
total rainfall for the season is 14.5 inches.
For the same date last year 37.89 inches.
Mary^ville, March 27.—Rain fell this
afternoon amounting to .12 of an inch,
making 13.54 inches for the season, against
34.13 inches last year. The farmers, and
particularly fruit-growers, are delighted
with the crop prospects, and say that the
indications were never more favorable.
Fruit is backward, but most of the trees
have blossomed. Much thinning will
have to be done.
Carson (^»ev\), March 27.—There was a
drizzling rain throughout the day yester
day, with a heavy storm in the moun
tains. The Signal Service reports a storm
approaching from the northeast.
Wreck of the Strathairly.
Elizabeth City (N. C), March 27.—
Tho four survivors of the British ship
Strathairly say they think the weather
and the inability to take observations was
the cause of the wreck. Tho men arc
thoroughly exhausted from exposure,
and in a bad condition. Tho vessel struck
, at 4:40 Tuesday morning, and before day
light had gone to pieces. The Captain
and navigator had been on the bridge
for three days and nights, and being un
able to get an observation recorded himself
at Bobie's Island. Tho life-saving crew
succeeded in getting a line to the vessel,
but the men on board were so benumbed
by exposure that they wore unable to
haul it in.
A Bank Reported in Trouble.
New York, March 27. —There were re
ports about Wall street this afternoon
that tho Mechanics' and Traders' Bank
of Broom street and Broadway was hard
pressed for money and the Directors were
having difficulty in getting assistance.
Meyer Thalmesseriger, who was Presi
dent up to January 13th last, said to
night that he considered the bank in a
sound condition. In the November trou
bles they had to borrow one million dol
lars of clearing-house certificates, but
these were repaid.
President Boskowitz could not bo seen
Fatal Shooting and Suicide.
"Tacoma (Wash.), March 27.—John
Fornens, a gambler and bartender, was
shot and fatally wounded this evening by
his mistress, Mollie Adams, Jealousy
was the cause.
E. E. Sloan, aged 27, committed suicide I
to-day by taking ten grains of carbolic
acid. Despondency and inability to ob
tain employment were the causes. The
deceased is the son of Rev. Mr. Sloan, a
minister who established the first Pres
byterian church in this State.
Purse for Fitzsimmons and Hall.
Poktland, March 27.—A dispatch from
Astoria says that the Astoria Athletic
Club has has raised a 317,000 purse for a |
fight between Bob Fitzsimmoiis and Jim
Hall. Fit/.siuimons' backer, who is in
Chicago, wired his acceptance of the otter.
Hall, who is now in Portland, accepted
the terms to-day. The date of the fight
has not been decided, but it is to take
place before August loth.
Eight Years at San Quentin.
Redwood City, March 27.—Gregoor
Silva was to-day sentenced to eight years'
imprisonment at San Quentin for assault
to commit murder on Salvator Garcia,
a saloon-keeper at Halfmoon Bay. The
trouble occurred last winter, when
Garcia refused to give Silva, who is an
ex-convict and was drunk, more liquor.
Silva was tried this week and found
guilty by the jury-
The Feat Accomplished.
New York, March 27. —Zoe Gayton,
the actress, who started from San Fran
cisco several months ago to walk to New
York on a wager, arrived at 0:25 o'clock
to-night, thirteen days ahead of time.
She is said to have walked 3,395 miles in
six months and twenty-six days, and
will receive for her trouble about "$1,300.
SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNTNG, MARCH 28, 1891.
A Norwegian Bark Wrecked Off
the Coast of Florida.
THE CAPTAIN'S WIPE AND CHILD
AND EIGHT SAILORS LOST.
Steps Taken by the Temperance Alli
ance in lowa to Reopen the Ques
tion ot the Prohibitory Amendment
to the Constitution, Which Was
Annulled by the Supremo Court.
Special to the Record-Uniov.
Norfolk (Va.), March 27.—The Nor
wegian bark Dictator, from Pcnsacola,
Fla., for England, with lumber, and
carrying a crew of fifteen and tho Cap
tain's young wife and 3-year-old boy,
came ashore in a strong easterly gale this
morning two miles north of tho Virginia
Beach Hotel. Tho weather was so thick
that tho vessel could not be seen until
9 o'clock, and then she was in tho break
ers, broadside on, a quarter of a mile
The crews from two life-saving stations
were promptly on hand, but could not
I use tho boats, because of the tremendous
surf. They tried repeatedly to lire a life-
J lino over the ship, but tho guns could not
deliver the lines so far.
The ship finally succeeded in getting a
line ashore tied to a barrel, which the
surf carried in. A breeches buoy was
quickly rigged and sent out, but unfor
tunately the sailors seemed ignorant of
its use, and work was delayed until the
ilfe-savers wrote instructions and sent
them to the ship in a bottle over tho life
line. The crew then proceeded to carry
out the directions.
The first man was delivered ashore in
eight minutes, and seven others were res
cued before sunset, four coming in a life
boat, which was capsized in the surf.
They were rescued with great difficulty,
The beach was lined with people from
the country houses and hotels, and to a
spectator the anxiety and suspenso was
At nightfall there were still nine per
sons on board, including tho captain, his
wife and their little child. The <uiptain
urged his wife to take the buoy and come
ashore, but she steadfastly refused to leave
her husband and child, as only one could
be brought at a time. Soon after dark the
bark went to pieces in a tremendous si a,
and the captain's wife and three sailors
Just before the ship broke up the cap
tain jumped into the sea with his son
strapped to his back, and reached shore
alive, but the boy was lost, making a total i
of eight lives. The list of saved is Cap
tain J. H. Jorgensen, Second Mate Ander
son and seven sailors.
The captain reports that he was trying
to make Hampton Roads, having been
disabled by a hurricane. Since tho 12th
instant, for four days, the sun had not
shone, and the woather was so thick last
night that they struck the breakers before
thoy could see the coast.
PROHIBITION IN IOWA.
Another Test Case to bo Brought Be*
foro tho Courts.
Dcs Moines, March 27.—President
Harvey of the State Temperance Alliance
took steps to-day to reopen the question
of the prohibitory constitutional amend
ment. This amendment was passed by
the Legislature and voted on by the peo
ple in 18S2 and carried by 30,000 majority.
Owing to a clerical error, the same was
annulled by the Supreme Court and the
present prohibitory law then passed the
The Temperance Alliance, through its
President, still insists that the amend
ment is a part of the Constitution of the
State, notwithstanding the decision of
the Supremo Court, the people having
passed the same in their sovereign capac
ity and removed it from the jurisdiction
of tho courts.
President Harvey to-day demanded of
Secretary of State McFarland a certified
copy of the Constitution of the State, in
cluding this amendment. McFarland re
fused, and said the amendment was not a
part of the Constitution, and, therefore,
not a matter to be certified from his
offi.ee. Harvey then had served upon Secre
tary McFarland the original notice, set
ting out that a petition would be on lile
immediately in the District Court, asking
a writ of mandamus against the Secretary,
compelling him to certify as demanded."
Secretary MeFarland will take steps to
make a defense in the case.
The steps taken by the alliance caused
much styprise, and it is the general topic
of comment. It means the opening up
before the Supremo Court the whole con
stitutional prohibitory question, and in
teresting developments are anticipated.
LA GRIPPE MICROBES.
A Chicago Doctor Thinks He Hns Mode
an Imi>ortant Discovery.
Chicago, March 27.—Dr. W. G. Gen
try of this city has secured in a novel
way what he thinks is undoubtedly a
microbe of la grippe. The doctor has
been studying tho peculiar iniluenza
since its appearance ■ over a year ago. He
found that thirty-four years ago, and
again sixteen years ago, la grippe was
epidemic among human beings, and that
seventeen years ago it attacked horses,
causing the well-remembered "epi
Dr. Gentry was inclined to believe that
| the earth at intervals passed through a
| stretch of space impregnated with what
astronomers call "star dust."
Several days ago it occurred to him
that ho might trap some of the dust, or
microbes. Carefully polishing a blank
microscope slide, he took it out of doors
and passed it through the air. Placing
the slide under his microscope, he
counted seven heretofore unidentified
microbes. He had the slide mounted,
and then, obtaining some mucous from a
patient altheted with la grippe, found in
I it microbes identical in every respect
with those caught in the air.
The microbes, as described by Dr. Gen
try, are generally of a round form, vary
ing occasionally in outline, but always
distinctly marked by a series of lines
surrounding them, Radiating from these
lines are others, which resemble fine, ir
Western Trafllc Association.
Chicago, March 27.—Six commission
ers of the Western Traffic Association, it
is reported, to-day considered the matter
of the sugar rate cut from the seaboard to
Kansas City by the Kanawha Dispatch of
the Missouri-Pacific. As a result of their
deliberations it is reported that Chairman
Midgley has telegraphed Jay Gould de
manding the discharge of the Missouri-
Pacific otlicial who authorized the cut
rate. A reply to this demand will be
awaited with much interest, as it will be
a severe test of the stability of tho
Western traffic agreement recently
Omaha, March 27.—What is suspected
to be an attempt at poisoning of the fam
ily of J. S. Hascall, a prominent politi-
cian, was brought to light to-day. Last
Tuesday, while Hascall was * way from
home, five members of his household
were taken suddenly sick aftjr dinner,
and the next morning Mrs. A nderson,
the housekeeper, died. Tho rthcrs are
recovering. Tho family kept tLo matter
quiet until to-day, but tho probabilities
are that the housekeeper's body, which
was buried at St. Edwards, Neb., will be
exhumed and an inquest held.
Haskell is divorced from hir wife and
it is alleged that the Anderson woman
was the cause of tho separation. It is
claimed that threats had been made that
she would not dio a natural death.
Death of a Pioneer Citizen of Chicago.
Chicago, March 27.—John M. Douglas,
one of Chicago's pioneer citizens, and for
a number of years Vice-President of tho
Illinois Central Railroad, died last night
of pneumonia, following an attack of la
grippe. Mr. Douglas was a native of New
York. After coming West ho practiced
law at Galena, IU., for several years,
coming to Chicago in IS7O, to accept tho
position of General Solicitor for tho Elli
nois Central. He served that company in
various capacities until IS7G, when ho re
tired. In 1881 he was receiver for the
Ohio and Mississippi road.
IjirKc Iron Works Purchased.
Philadelpuia, March '27.—I'ho ship
building linn of David Craim & Sons
has closed negotiations for tho purchase
of tho Port Richmond Iron Works of tho
I. P. Morris Company. The considera
tion is said to be a largo one. By this
purchase tho Cramps secure one of the
largest iron works, in the country and ad
jacent to their own ship-yard. Among
iron men, tho Port Richmond Works are
famous throughout the United States.
I They cover about live acres of ground and
employ about 500 hands.
Tho Examiner Reticent.
New York, March 'It.— John Green
ough, who with General Thomas exam
ined the accounts ot tho Louisville, New
Albany and Chicago ltoad to verify tho
statement made by an oiflcial in regard
to the floating debt, returned to
New York to-day, Greenough refuses to
talk on the matter yet. It is said the par
ties to the syndicate are: Tho East Ten
nessee Company, which agrees to fur
nish S>IX),000; the Brooklyn Trust Com
pany, and Dr. Breyfogle, $000,000.
Texas Fever In Missouri.
Jefferson City, March 27.—The Texas
fever is now raging among tho stock in
Missouri, and is causing some alarm.
The State Board of Agriculture, in session
here, this morning adopted a resolution
requesting the Governor to issue a proc
lamation quarantining cattlo from the af
fected sections. The Governor announced
that he would issue a proclamation with
out delay, prohibiting tho bringing of
cattle into the State from Texas, Arkansas
and Indian Territory,
Tho Galena Wreck.'
Vineyard Haven (Mass.). March 27.—
Steam pumps have been put aboard tho
United States steamer Galena, ashore at
Gayhead, and an effort will be made to
clear her out and save what is in her
Efforts will bo made to lloat the Galena.
The coal and light articles havo been
removed from the tug Nina.
Tho tug Triana, ashore on Cuttyhunk,
is breaking up rapidly. Her boilers and
machinery will be removed.
Woman Murdered in Xow Jersey.
Camden. N. J., March 27.—The dead
body of Mrs. Ncllio Ryan, a woman
about 40 years of age, wits discovered
early this morning under a clump of
trees. It is thought the woman was out
raged and killed. The woman was last
soi-n in the company of a negro, but
whether he killed her or not is not
Connecticut's Governorship Muddle.
Providence (R. I.), March 27.—Gov
ernor Bulkeloy of Connecticut has sent a
requisition for Thomas Garnet, who is
now in the Penitentiary here. Governor
Davis, when asked if he would recognize
the requisition, said, notwithstanding he
thought Morris the legal Governor, he
would, as the document bore tho seal of
Tho Strike in tho Coko Region.
PrrrSBUBO, March 27.— Affairs in the
coke region were quiet to-day, though
the operators aro gaining steadily. In
spite of the obstinacy of the men, two
new plants of the Frieke Company started
to-day. Tho labor officials assert that the
men who have gone to work did so under
a false impression.
Eastern Baseball liwglia.
Cincinnati, March 27.—The National
League of baseball clubs held a secret
meeting at the Grand Hotel to-day.
Nothing definite is known, but it is be
lieved the question discussed, and per
haps decided, will be whether or not to
turn the Cincinnati club over to the com
pany organized by John T. Brush of
Chicken Thief Killed.
Kansas City, March 27.—Tho farmers
in the vicinity of Roswlalc have been
sull'erinw from tho depredations of
chicken thieves. A number of them
placed spri'ig guns in their chicken
houses and last night an unknown man
was killed by one of them, lie was
probably a professional in the business.
Tiffin (O.), March 27.—There was a
riotous demonstration last night at
Bloomvillc in connection with a temper
ance crusade, a mob of people attacking
the saloon of William Miller, and not
only completely destroying tho stock,
but partially demolishing the building.
Bad Place for Tramps.
Dover (Del.), March 213.—Th0 House
has passed the Senate "tramp" bill, pro
viding that all vagrants and vagabonds
may be arrested and set to work for sixty
days breaking stone for mending the
Secretary Proctor in Texas.
San Antonio (Tex.), March 27.—Secre
tary Proctor spent yesterday inspecting
Forts Davis, Hancock and Bliss. His re
ported retirement from tho Cabinet, July
Ist, he said is pure gossip.
Tho Challenge Accepted.
CniCAGO, March 27.—T0-night Jake
Schaeffer accepted Eugene Carter's ohal
lengo to a match game of billiards, 600
points, balk-line, to be played in Chicago,
for the championship of the world and a
purse of $500.
Tl:e Bell Telephone.
Boston, March 27.—The Government
to-day granted an extension of three
months in which to introduce evidence
before the examiner in the case against
the American Bell Telephone Company.
Burned to Dcatli.
Bangor (Me.), March '27.—Tho house of
Mrs. Caroline Tuck, at Haynesville. was
burned this morning. Mrs. Tuck's body
was found among the charred remains ot
Louisville (Ky.), March 27.—T0-night
is the anniversary of the great cyclone in
this city a year ago. Three large meetings
were held in commemoration of the
Death of a Wealthy Coffee Merchant.
New York. March 27.—Charles Ar
buckle, a millionaire coffee merchant, is
dead. His remains will be cremated in
The Round Valley Commission
Hands in Two Reports.
WI-IITE SETTLERS PROTEST AGAINST
THE MAJORITY REPORT.
They Claim That One of tho Members
Was Appointed Contrary to Law,
Ho Being a Member of tho Interior
Department—Tho Treasury Depart
ment Announces That It Is Pre
pared to Redeem all Four-and-a-
Half Per Cent. Bonds.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, March 27.—Tho Com
missioners appointed under tho Act of
Congress to appraise the lands occupied
and improved by settlers on tho Round
Valley Indian Reservation, survey tho
lands and reduce the reservation by oiler
ing tho surplus acres for sale to settlers,
has submitted its report, which says in
Alter surveying about 103,000 acres of
land in all, among which was about 5,000
acres of fertilo valley land, thoy decided
that about 40,000 acres, including the val
ley land, should be reserved for the use
of the Indians and the remainder opened
to settlement in quarter sections, instead
of in tracts of 010 acres.
Thoy report that thoy have appraised
tho settlers' claims and allowed them an
average price of about §.">0 an acre for tho
best lands which,with the improvements,
aggregated about £70,000. Other appraise
ments to bo made will swell this to con
Twenty-five thousand dollars was ap
propriated when the Commission was
created, and latterly §70,000 more was ap
propriated, making tho total amount
available about 8100,000. About $5,000
has been spent by the Commission in
salaries and expenses, etc.
Tho Commission represents that certain
wealthy settlers in that region of the
country are grasping and avaricious, and
are greatly angered over being deprived
of certain valuable lands as contem
plated. They have used these lands in
grazing cattle for so long that they are
disposed to consider them as their own.
They are angry because tho Indians are
to have tho best of the land allotted to
them. Indignation meetings were held
when it became evident that they were to
be deprived of these valuable lands, and
Indian Agent Willsey, an efficient and
worthy officer, was burned in effigy.
They also induced the half-breeds to
drink liquor, and inflamed their minds
and incited them against the Commis
Commissioner H. C. Hunt dissents
from this report. Ho thinks that about
twenty-five or thirty thousand acres
would be sufficient for tho Indians now
there, and that. 5,000 acres of fertile valloy
land would alone be sufficient for their
support. The whites are willing for the
Indians to have all tho valley lands, and
also 10,000 to 20,000 acres of uplands for
timber and grazing purposes. The In
dians are anxious to secure the valley
lands in severalty.
Hunt says the majority of the Commis
sion arc acting seemingly without respect
to the common good, and in defense of
the unanimous wish of tho whites, and
disregarding the Indians' wishes. He
says tho Indians are not successful stock
growers, and as it is not the policy of the
Government to encourage hunting and
fishing, a species of idleness, among res
brvatiou Indians, five thousand acres,
with the uplands above referred to, would
be amply sufficient for them.
He says by following his plan future
contention of tho whites for the Indian
lands would be obviated, whereby if the
majority report is followed the whites
will never be satisfied till they get more.
In conversation with your correspond
ent Commissioner Hunt complained
that a San Francisco paper treated him
unfairly in publishing only one side of
the controversy over this "matter, and
that the people of Lako and Mendocino
Counties were complaining of this treat
President Harrison has received a let
ter from the white settlers in that region
protesting against the reservation of such
a great quantity of land for the Indians,
and saying that two President must have
been imposed upon when he appointed
Commissioner Smith as a "disinterested
party," as the law required. Smith is an
employe of the Interior Department.
KIN'CAID MURDER TRIAL.
Tho Prosecution Rests Its Caso—Testi
mony Tor tho Defense.
Washington, March 27.—The trial of
Charles T. Kincaid for the murder of ex-
Congressman Taulbee was resumed to
day. After putting in some cumulative
evidence the prosecution rested its case.
and General Grosvenor made the opening
address for the defense. He said tho tes
timony to be presented would show how
Kineaid acted in self-defense. Grosvenor
recalled Samuel Donaldson, and asked
him if about two weeks before the shoot
ing he did not remember standing on the
lloor of the House with Taulbee and a
newspaper correspondent named Frank
Morgan, and. looking up to the press gal
lery, remarking to Taulbee, "You ought
to go up there and cut that rascal's guts
out," or words to that character?
Donaldson denied the utterance.
Grosvenor asked Donaldson further if
he was not indicted at the close of his
term as clerk of the Davidson County
(Term.) Court for embezzlement of public
funds; whether he was not a defaulter to
the State Treasury to the extent of 8.5.000,
and whether he was not short in his ac
counts as doorkeeper of the House to the
extent of 8700.
Objections were made and sustained to
Several physicians testified to Kinoaid's
feeble and nervous condition at the time
of the shooting.
P. S. Heath, a correspondent, was
called, but the attorney for the prosecu
tion objected to his' being questioned as
to threats he had heard made by Taulbee,
■ arguing that .such testimony -was not
proper until testimony tending to show
self-defense has been presented.
The Treasury Ready to Redeem Fonr
aud-a-llalf Per Cents.
Washington, March 27.—The 4J per
cent, loan, of which a little more than
$00,000,000 is now outstanding, will ma
ture on September Ist next. The Treas
ury officials say there will be no trouble
•whatever in meeting it, and that it was
regarded as a matter of so little concern
that it was not thought necessary to bring
it to the attention of Congress.
The Department stands ready now to
redeem these bonds with interest to ma
turity, and the small amount presented
each day is taken as an indication that
the holders are in no particular hurry to
dispose of it.
A prominent official said this afternoon
that the Department will be able to re
deem them all on the date of maturity,
if they shall be presented, but the history j
of all Government loans indicates that j
there is no possibility of such a thing,
and that it will be found that a large
amount of those bonds will not be pre
sented for redemption for many months
after the interest has ceased to run.
While the available cash balance in the
Treasury is now only about §13,000,000,
the Government has about .*."|0,O00,O00 ad
ditional on deposit in the national banks,
which can be used in case of necessity.
General Rosecrnns to Bo Removed.
Washington, March 27. —It is said this
afternoon, on good authority, that the
President has determined to remove Gen
eral Rosecrans of California, now Kegister
of the Treasury. The Nebraska Senators
have a candidate they, are pressing for
this position. They urge that lioseerans
is a Democrat and has held the office for
live years, and that ho draws pay as a re
tired army officer, so that it will work no
great hardship upon him if he is deposed
irom office and a Republican appointed
in his stead. It is not learned who will
be his successor.
Concerning the rumor that he was tired
of the bitter light of the Republicans to
oust him from office, General Rosccrans
said to your correspondent to-night that
he didn't intend to resign and he didn't
believe the President intended to remove
(jnlnu Receives the Appointment.
Wasiiixutox, March 27.—The Presi
dent has directed the appointment of J.
C. Quinn of California as Collector of In
ternal Revenue for the First District of
California (San Francisco), in place ofW.
If. Sears, deceased. Mr. Qninn is at
present Assistant Postmaster at San
Washikgton, March 27.—The offerings
of silver to-day amounted to 33!t,(H>0
ounces, of which 115,000 ounces were
purchased at prices ranging from .9SIO to
Pope I.co Tssuos an Apostolic Benedic
tion Upon tho Exposition.
Chicago, March 27.—A local paper
says that Pope Leo XIII. is out with an
apostolic benediction upon the World's
Fair and the pain to erect a monument in
honor of Christopher Columbus at liuenos
Ayres. The communication says in part:
"Columbus, in accomplishing, by his
genius and perseverance, such a great
deed has been tho fountain in both
hemispheres of so great influence upon
mankind that few men can be compared
with him. Hoping that the honors
rendered him will serve to stimulate the
World's Columbian Exposition at Chi
cago, we give to your project the praise
that it merits, and at the same time as a
token of fraternal love we give the apos
It is stated that the art directorship of
the World's Fair has been tendered to
Professor Halsey C. Ives of the St. Louis
School oi Fine Arts.
TIIK LOCAL DIRECTORY.
Chicago, March 27.—President Lyman
J. George and his fellow directors, who
have guided the World's Fair matters
from its inception, completed to-night
their term of office for which they were
elected. In a valedictory address, Presi
dent (Jage reviewed the great work so far
accomplished, gave a synopsis of the
financial status of the great exposition,
j and drew a picture of the future, strong
i with assurances of success.
Mr. Gage refused to accept any salary
for his work as presiding officer. He
was frequently applauded during the ad
dress, and tendered a unanimous vote of
H^Oage some time ago declined a re-elec
tion as President, but will probably con
tinue a member of the directory. It is
understood also that he will now become
President of the First National Bank, of
which institution he has been actively
identified for many years.
Tho election of new Directors will oc
cur early in April. It is said that a sharp
struggle will occur for supremacy in the
board, the railroads which have interests
antagonistic to the Illinois Central hav
ing, it is said, combined tneir forces as
I against that corporation.
The final act of tho outgoing Directory
was to confirm Theodore Thomas' ap
pointment as Musical Director of the fair,
and Wm. L. Tomlins as Choral Director.
The Directors also approved the circu
lar letter to the Governor of each State,
requesting the appointment of represent
atives to attend a conference to be held at
Chicago, for tho purposo of securing har
monious action, and, if advisable, placing
a certain portion of each Stato exhibit in
the central building.
It ia announced to-night that tho Na
tional Commission will meet hero on
LONDON, March 27.—A Chronicle Rome
correspondent says an influential body of
political and newspaper men are agitat
ing in favor of the Italian Government's
refusing to participate in the World's
Fair at Chicago in reprisal for the recent
tragedy in New Orleans.
The Chronicle thinks Lord Salisbury's
official recognition lias assured tho suc
cess of the Chicago World's Fair by in
ducing other nations to follow.
Science of Dentistry.
"While scientific attention to the diseases
of the teeth is of comparatively modern
origin, there is reason to believe that
dentistry, In a rude form, has been prac
ticed, from early times. One of the mum
mies of the Egyptian Kings is provided
with a set of upper false teeth, the plate
being made of carved wood, closely fitted
to the mouth, the teeth represented by
brass bosses or studs. Sncn a set would
not enable perfect mastication, but, of
course, was far preferable to the baro
gums. It baa also been discovered that
several of the Egyptian mummies have
teeth tilled with gold, while more than
one contemporary of the Pharoahs h»d
his teeth improved by filling the cavities
witli a composition, the nature of -which
has not yet been discovered. Artificial
teeth are alluded to by several of the
Greek and Latin writers, and by Galen
in tho second century, but how, or of
what materials tho teeth were made, we
are left to conjecture. Most of ihe practi
cal progress in dentistry has been made
since the beginning of the present cent
ury. A French dentist named JDubois
was tho first to color the gums of artifi
cial teeth, so as to cause them to resemble
nature, and at the time his discovery was
regarded as an immense step in the art of
making teeth. Scientific dentistry was
introduced into this country by Dr. Le-
Mair, a surgeon who followed LaFayette,
and tho business was given a considera
ble impetus by the fact that General
Washington was compelled to supply the
deficiencies ofage by a set of teeth, carved,
plate and all, from blocks of ivory. They
were for both upper and lower jaw, and
were held in place by small strong springs
The President of France.
The President of France is chosen by a
majority vote of both branches of Par
liament, sitting together as a joint assem
bly, and his term is seven years. Usu
ally, however, be is compelled to htep
down from office by pressure from Par
liament before his term ends. The Con
stitution gives him the authority to select
a ministry, which must comprise mem
bers of Parliament; to conclude treaties
with foreign nations; to appoint to the
chief military and civil posts; to pardon
offenders, and, in concurrence with the
Senate, to dissolve the Chamber of Depu
ties and bring about a new election.
These are the chief powers of the Presi
dent. The present Executive—Carnot—
was elected on December 3, 1887.
A Racine, Wis., woman has been ex
pelled from church because she went to
sleep during the sermon, snored and
made laces at the pastor.
WHOLE NO. 15,428.
LARGE WINERY SEIZED.
The Company Charged With Mar
keting Unstamped Brandy.
A REVENUE OFFICER IN CHARGE OP
An Exciting Scene in the Spokane
Theater-A Gambler Fatally Shoots
Ono Woman, Seriously Wounds
Another anil Then Suicides—Xo
vada County's Sheriff Held to An
swer Beforo the Superior Court.
Special to the Record-Union.
San-Francipco. March 20.—News wan
received from the Internal Revenue au-
I thorities to-day that the property of tlio
well-known Gallcg.is Wine Company at
Irvmgton had been seized on Thursday.
■ Revenuo Agents Thomas, Nelson and
Kennedy have been making searching in
vestigations into probable liquor frauds
practiced upon the Government. Their
work lias carried them into all portions of
the State, and the various wineries have
been looked into. The seizure of tho
Gallegas plant is one of the results of tho
careful surveillance exercised. Tho
agents repsrted to Head Agent Eldridgo
certain facts in connection with the win
ery, and at the latter's suggestion Deputy
Kennedy proceeded to Irvington on
Thursday and formally took possession
of the immense plant.
The revenue officers are very reticent
about relating any facts of the seizure.
The Gallegas Wine Company is owned
by several persons, principal among
whom is Juan Gallegas, whose name is
incorporated in the company's title. Tho
winery was established at Irvington over
ten years ago. It consists of two largo
brick buildings, one used in the manu
facture of wine and the other as a brandy
During tho past four or five years the
company has placed a largo amount of
wine and brandy on the 'market which
was principally sold to Eastern jobbers,
who sent their agent here to purchase it
in large lots.
The revenue laws impose on brandy a
tax of 90 cents per gallon, which must l*j
paid beloro it leaves any of the bonded
warehouses, and in any case within tliree
years after its manufacture. It is alleged
that the Gallegas Company lias been man
ufacturing and marketing brandy on
winch the tax had not been paid, and that
quantities of brandy, have been surrepti
tiously used in tho fortification of sweet
wines. Part of the brandy was discov
ered at the distillery, and considerably
more at the bonded warehouses, where it
had been placed by the company, pend
The seizure was a peculiar one, in that
it was made for infractions of levenuo
laws committed as far back as 1389.
When the seizure was made several
hundred thousand gallons of wine on tho
premises were included. All the brandy
in the distillery and in the bonded ware
houses was also seized. The total value of
the plant seized, including the buildings,
outhouses, land and product, is estimated
by persons familiar with the company's
affairs, to be not less than §200,000. An
exact inventory of the property may sen
sibjy increase the amount.
Tho seizure is one of the largest
of the kind ever made by the
local revenuo authorities. It is under
stood that tho claims of the authorities
will be contested by those interested in
the Gallegas Company, and a long siege
of litigation in the United States Courts
may ensue before the seizure is linally
confirmed. Meanwhile Deputy Kennedy
has taken possession of the winery.
There is considerable wine under process
of manufacture, and rather than allow it
to become a dead loss, the Government
will retain enough of the regular em
ployes to complete the work.
TRAGEDY AT SPOKANE.
A Gambler Shoots Two Women and
SroKAxrc (Wash.), March 27.—A mur
der and suicide occurred at the Casino
Theater at 2:30 o'clock this morning.
Charles Elliott, a faro dealer, had been
occupying the box nearest the stage on
the right side for about an hour, when he
was seen to lean forward from the box
and fire threo shots- at tho performers on
the stage. He then placed tho muzzle of
the revolver in his mouth and lired again,
tho bullet going through tho top of his
head. One of the shots entered" the left
breast of Mabel de Babian, a variety
actress. Another bullet entered tho back
of Carrie Smith just above the left hip, in
tiicting a dangerous wound, which may
prove fatal. About halt an hour after the
shooting Mabel de Babian expired. Ma
bel de Babian was about 23 or 24 years of
age and quite pretty. She was a general
favorite with her associates.
In the pockets of tho dead man was
found a number of cartridges and the fol
lowing note adressed to Lulu Durand:
•'I have wanted to carry out my purpose,
but have not hail v favorable chance yet. It
was an olrl score, but I hail to fool with you.
I trust to good luck and a good shot to accom
plish my purpose. Ciias. Elliott."
The fact that Lulu Dur.ind was on tho
stage at tho time of tho shooting makes
clear the fact that she was tho one whom
he was shooting at.
Carrie Smith, who was shot in the back,
was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital,
find at last accounts was somewhat im
proved, and the doctor believes she stands
a good chance of recovery. The ball en
tered her back and struck a rib, making
a wound which is not necessarily fatal.
Lulu Durand stated that she believed
that Elliott intended the shot for her, hz*>
being somewhat behind the other girls
Farmers' Alliance In Orepron.
Bawnr, March 27.—D. S. Cole, National
Organizer of the Farmers' Alliance, will
speak at the Opera House to-morrow
afternoon. Since his arrival a few weeks
ago in Oregon ho has organized eight
local Alliances, five in Linn County and
three in Marion. This entitles Linn to a
County Alliance, which wiil soon be
organized. The Organizer thinks he can
organize a local union in Salem to-mor
row and he is anxious to form the County
Alliance. He will visit the whole of tho
Accident to a Blind Filldler.
Stockton, March 27. —Charles Drew, a
blind fiddler, who travels from town to
town and plays on the street corners, fell
down a stairway in his lodging-house to
day, breaking his collar-bone and ter
ribly bruising his face. He was taken to
tho Receiving Hospital for treatment, and
the oilicers found $1,200 in a buckskin
sack fastened to a string around his neck.
He money was put in the jail safe.
Nevada County's Sheriff In Trouble.
Nevada City, March 27.—As a result
of the preliminary hearing before Justice
Mulley, Sheriff Dunster this morning
was bound over in tho sum of 5500, to be
tried in the Superior Court for being una
ble to perform nis official duties by reason
of intoxication. Conviction of this offense
carries* removal from office,