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Successful Test of a New Wire
Gun for Naval Warfare.
FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT IN
Several Vessels Go Ashore In a Storm
Off the Atlantic Coast—Captain Cat
lev Acquitted by the Court Martial
and Ordered to Return to his Com
Special to the Sc>"i>ay-U?tiow.
New Yop.k, March 28. —The new wire
gun, invented by John Hamilton Brown
of this city was tested to-day at Fort
Wadsw#rth by navy and army officials.
All present expressed themselves satis
fied that Ihe new gun was an improve
ment on the others that have been pro
duced in this country.
The new invention is essentially a wire
gun. An inner tube, made up of numer
ous steel segments is wound with steel
wire at a tension of 270,000 pounds to the
square inch. This so compresses the seg
ments that no possible powder pressure
will open the inner surface of the tubes.
In winding the wire a tension-regulator
is employed, by means of which the ten
sion at which the wire is wound is
brought to one-tenth of an ounce of uni
formity thoughout the entire mass. Fi
nally the completed gun is bored out to
receive the lining-tube. Tiiis tube is
only inserted to protect the cone.
At tho first discharge the gun was
charged with two pounds and eight
ounces of powder, the result of the press
ure being 41,500 pounds to the square
inch. For the second test three pounds
and one ounce of powder were used, a
close calculation placing the pressure at
l,ut)O pounds to the square inch. This
placesthe capacity of the Brown guv far
above any of the big guns now in U9e.
Several Vessels Reported Ashore on
tho Atlantic Coast.
Baltimore, March 28.—The American
ship Parthia, bound fromiNew York to
San Francisco, was caught in the snow
storm which now prevails olfthe Atlantic
Coast, lost three of her topgallant masts
and two yards and put into Hampton
Roads for shelter. Tho Parthia was on
her maiden voyage. She left New York
March 20th and encountered a heavy
storm. After the storm abated Captain
Carter determined to put about for New
York. When otf Winter Quarter Light
ship ho was caught in the present storm
and put into Hampton Roads for shelter
and repairs. All incoming vessels report
heavy gales and rough weather, which
hr-s caused more or less damage.
Lewes (Del.), March 28.—Five vessels
are reported ashoro along the Delaware
coast. It is not thought any lives were
Norfolk (Va.), March 28.—A report
has just been received here that a cotton
laden ship is ashore at Ocracoke inlet,
just north of the Hatteras.
IN WEST VIIKfIXIA.
Martixsburo, March 28.—The wor3t
snow-storm in years has just ceased. It
lasted forty hours, and about six feet of
snow has fallen. Trains are delayed on
railroads. The storm extended far into
Winchester, March 28.—Tho storm
still continues here. Snow has been fall
ing forthirty-eighthours, and has reached
a depth in some places of nearly three
feet. The county roads are impassable.
SNOW IN PENNSYLVANIA.
PiTTsnuRG, March 28.—The heavy
snowstorm which prevailed here last
night and this morning has ceased and
tho weather is clearing. In the outlying
districts the fall of snow reached a depth
of live inches.
Lancaster, March 2S. —The snowfall in
this county is about over. The snow on
a level measures about nineteen inches,
and the turnpikes and country roads are
blocked with drills from rive to seven
feet. The Reading and Columbia Rail
road is badly blocked. A number of
ireight trains ar ebeing abandoned. One
train is unable to proceed with three en
gines. The telephono service is also
HabrxsSTTßO, March 28.—The snow-
Btorin which prevailed in this section
Fincf yesterday afternoon is now over.
The country roads arc impassable, but the
passenger trains on the several railroads
are arriving and departing on time.
Chicago, March 28. —The temperature
this morning at 8 o'clock was as follows:
Chicago, 34^; Cincinnati, .'ki°; St. Louis,
36°; Mew York, .'ki ; Winnipeg, 22° above.
Tho Nntlonal Commissioners Assem
bling ut Chicago,
Chicago, March 28. —Referring to his
appointment as Musical Director of the
World's Fair, Theodore Thomas said to
day that he was not prepared to talk
about his plans yet. The World's Fair
being intended for a symbol of the
world's achievements, the plans for the
musical entertainments must necessarily
bo novel, grand and better than anything
E resented before. Within a few months
o will return to Chicago to make this
city his permanent home, and will then
devote himself to the work.
The National Commissioners aro be
ginning to arrive for the purpose of
attending next week's meeting.
L. F.. Johnson hns been appointed to
look alter the World's Fair representa
tion among the colored people of the
The Evening iVwssays: "It was learned
to-day that President Palmer s;-nt to
every commissioner a private letter stat
ing that it would be useless to attempt to
■sociable again, and the letter strongly
advised a dissolution and even a dis
continuance of "hustling" for tho fair.
These letters caused an incessant fire of
i orrespocdenee between the commis
sioners, with the result that a meeting
will be held."
Commissioner McDonald of California,
in an Interview, said: "This fair has got
to be a national matter or else we won't
have any fair. We shall consider this
financial issue from top to bottom, and if
we are not accorded proper treatment —
well, you will see no lair. This idea of a
lobby going to Washington and decry
ing the commissioners as a lot of mer
cenary men we won't stand."
LADIES' EXECUTIVE CtiMMITTEK.
Chicago, March 28.— Mrs. Potcer
Palmer, President of the Hoard of Lady i
Managers of the World's Fair, has an
nounced its Executive Committee. Mrs. i
Palmer says she divided tho country into i
lour parts of equal population, and se
lected six ladies lroiu each part, and that
she divided the honors as equally as she
could between ihc political parties. The
Executive Committee wiil meet here on
Among the members are: Mrs. John A.
Logan. Washington, *D. C; Mrs. E. L.
Bartlett, Santa Te, N. M.; Mrs. P. P.
Rue, Santa Rosa, Cal.; Mra. E. W.
Alien, Portland, Oregon.
ITALY WILL ACCEPT.
Rome, March 23.—The Italian Minister
THE SUNDAY UNION.
of Commerce, in an interview as to the
delay in Italy's acceptance of the invi
tation of the United States to be repre
sented at the World's Fair, said the invi
tation is certain to be accepted, and that
the delay is due to the fact that the neces
sary papers have not been received from
the Foreign Office.
St. Louis, March '28.—A special to the
Republican from Little Rock says that
Major Adams, one of Arkansas' World's
Fair Commissioners, has resigned be
cause the Legislature has refused to make
an appropriation for a State exhibit. Gov
ernor Eagle proposes to send a special
message to the Legislature urging that
an appropriation be made.
Largo Increase In the Exi>ort to Ens
land, Franco and Germany.
Chicago. March 28.—The first permit
for the inspection of cattlo for export to
Europe under the new law was issued
to-day to Nelson Morris of Chicago.
Morris received a dispatch this afternoon
from Secretary of Agriculture Rusk an
nouncing the fact.
Information was also received showing
the marvelous results of the inspection
system, while yet in an imperfect opera
tion before tile passage of the new law.
The official figures of Secretary Rusk
show that during January and February
of this year. Great Britain received from
the United States 53,400 head, Germany
1,351, Belgium2Bs and France 134. These
figures, it is explained, siiow an increase
in the foreign cattle trade in the United
States for the two months of 1891 over a
corresponding period of last year of nearly
32 per cent.
Fatal Railroad Wreck.
AsnLAND (Penn.\ March 2S.—While a j
freight train on tho Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad was ascending a grade'
from Locust Summit last night the loco
motive jumped the track near Barry
Station and rolled down the embank
ment, carrying with it thirty-two freight
cars. Engineer Walker and fireman
Oches, also Frank Myers, a passenger en
gineer who was riding to his home, were
instantly killed. The conductor is prob
ably fatally injured. The cause of the
wreck is attributed to spreading rails.
New York, March 28.—Tho Mail and
Express says: At Sheepshead Bay the
horses are not as forward as at the other
two island tracks, excepting the string of
James Shields, who will have a powerful
stable this year. James Rowe has six
there, but is not hurrying them. Of tho
Hearst contingent Tournament is the
most inquired after, bat he is not being
hurried. The rest of the string do not
seem of much account, and it will take a
great deal of clever management on Al
bert Cooper's part to place them so they
can earn brackets.
New Yobk, March 28. —California rai
sins have had a rather freer movement
tho past few days, but with irregular
prices. Three-crown, loose, are selling
at SI 25(Sil 50 per box as to brand and
condition. Fine layers were picked up
at 81 7.0, some very good stock at 91 60
and inferior as low as ?1 45. Three-crown
in bags sold in moderate quantities at 54
@6o here, tho latter for very choice, and
5c in Boston.
Captain Catloy Acquitted.
Chicago, March 28.—A special dispatch
from Omaha says that Captain Henry E.
Catley of the Second Infantry has been
acquitted by the court-martial. General
Brooke, commanding this department, is
not pleased with the finding of the court,
saying that he does not see how such a
verdict was rendered on the evidence.
Captain Catley has been ordered to rejoin
his company. •
New Master Wanted.
Columbus (Ohio), March 2.S.—Repre
sentatives of the Shawnee Iron Point
Coal and Iron Company applied to the
United States Court for a master to take
charge of tho affairs ot the company.
Charges are made that President Welch
and others fraudulently misappropriated
8115,000 in bonds together with several
thousand dollars profits of tho company.
ANNArons, March 28.—Out of a class
of fifty-two Naval Academy cadets about
forty-seven, it is expected, will be gradu
ated in June. The honor of graduating
at the head of the class is said to be be
tween cadets Frank B. Zahn of Pennsyl
vania, Henry G. Smith of Ohio and
Horatio G. Gillmor of Wisconsin.
Imprisonment for Life.
Goshkn (Ind.), March 28.— The jury in
the Calkins murder trial found Hendryx
guilty, and fixed tho penalty at impris
onment for life. Mrs. Calkins saved her
self by turning State's evidence. Hen
dryx and Mrs. Calkins got Calkins' life
insured for $0,000, and a week later de
coyed him out on the river and drowned
An Effort to Float tho Galena.
Vinkyarp Haven (Mass.), March 2S.—
An effort is being made to float the
United States steamer Galena at Gay
Head. It is found that she could bo
pumped out without much difficulty, and
at high water she lies nearly afloat in her
bed, but the sand that has piled up
around her has prevented her from being
Kansas Wheat Crop.
Galvkston, March 2S.—ln answer to
an inquiry made by the Galvesion Cham- |
ber of Commerce into tho condition of
the wheat crop in Kansas, the replies re
ceived show that tho present acreage is
not only larger than ever, but the wheat
crop has never been in such fine condi
tion at this season of the year.
Death From. Trichinosis.
Milwaukee, March 28.—Tho third j
member of the Runke family is dead of I
trichinosis. The boy, Edward, six yenrs
of ago, died this morning, after Buffering
intensely. Mrs. Runke, the mother, can
Benjamin Franklin's Heirs.
Philadelphia, March2B.—Judge Pen- i
rose to-day dismissed the petitions of the
descendants of Benjamin Franklin, who
claimed an accumulated fund of about
$100,000 held by the cfty in trust.
Death of an Editor.
PiTTSßrnc. (Pa.), March 28.—Nelson P.
Roed, editor and proprietor of the Pitts
burg Coiitjnrrci'il Gazette, died to-night
of pneumonia, following an attack of la
General Evrlng's Residence TVurned.
Yosxkbs 'X. V.'i, March 2p.— General
Thomas Ewirg's handsome residence and
its contents were burned to-day. The
family barely escaped with their lives.
Killed by a Fall of Rock.
(Jallup (N". M.\ March 28.—A. E. Cr.s
sidy, Pa; Lynch and a Frenchman were
killed this morning in Hie Caledonia coal
mine. Rock iel! on them.
Explosion In a Ecunery Still.
Lima (Ohio). March 2S.—The still at the
relinery exploded to-day, fatally injuring
; one man and seriously injuring several
Boston-. March 2S.—The Boston Car
Spring Company is financially embar
rassed. The debts are about §110,000.
SACRAMENTO, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1891.
An Almost Perfect Imitation of
the £2 Note Discovered.
THE MATTER LAID BEFORE THE
Now Certificates of the Same Denom
ination "Will Probably Soon be Is
sued, to Take the Placo of Those
Now in Circulation—Census Bulletin
Issued Giving the Population of
the Smaller Cities of California.
Special to the Sunday Union.
Washington, March 28.—A sensation
lias been caused at the Treasury Depart
ment by the discovery of a counterfeit
two-dollar silver certificate, so nearly
perfect as to be almost impossible of de
tection. The paper with a silk thread
through it, is for the first time almost
perfectly imitated in the counterfeit just
discovered. So far as known, it has been
used in counterfeiting the two-dollar cer
tilicate of the series of 1886. It is esti
mated that there are now nearly 540,000,000
of theso notes in circulation, and the
problem before the Treasury department
is how to <ret them back into the Treasury
and substitute a new series without em
barrassment, before any considerable
quantity of counterfeit notes get into cir
This was the subject of a secret confer
ence at tho Treasury Department this
afternoon, between Secretary Foster and
leading officials of the Bureau of En
graving and Printing. It was practically
decided to suspend the printing of two
dollar silver certificates, and institute a
new series of the same denomination.
These will contain a vignette of Secretary
Witidom, and will be issued as soon as
the necessary plates can bo engraved. It
will take about two months to prepare the
plates, and in the meantime the Govern
ment will exert its utmost endeavors to
secure and destroy tho plates and other
paraphernalia used in the manufacture of
Population of Some of California's
Washington, March 28. —The Census
Bureau to-day announced the population
of some of the smaller towns in Califor
nia. Superintendent Porter said to-uay
that the returns madoby agents in Cali
fornia were more unsatisfactory than in
any other Stato, and he was unable to
give the reason for it, as all had been fur
nished with tho same instructions and
I given the same attention by the depart
The great difficulty originated in tho
faot that in the smaller towns the enum
erators failed to keep the corporate limits
of the town separate from the township.
The agents who failed to make correct
returns have not been paid, and it is
likely their vouchers will be suspended
for some time.
The announcement to-day is as follows: ,
Antioeh. f)29; Auburn, 1,012; Kakersfield,
2.650; Cioverdalo, 763; Collax,(>BC: Colton,
1.303; Davisvilli', <>21; Dixon, 1,087; Down
ievilJe, 1,022; Fort Bragg, !»45; Hanlbrd.
!4ti; Hay wards, l,4!.'f>; Hollister, 1,2.tt);
lone, 701; Lakcport. 991; Livermore, 1,386;
Madera, iWH: Martinez, 1,854; Mayfield
precinct, including tho town of Mayfield,
1,098; Menlo Park district, &s<i; Merced,
1,811; Modesto, 2,395; Monterey, 1,657;
Nevada, 2,524; Newman, t>24; Paso Ro
bles, 830; Port. Costa, 821; Porterville, 60;
Redwood, LSSB; Rio Vista, 658; Rockliu,
1,056; St. Helena, 1,705; San Leandro,
2,016; San Pedro, 1,241; Santa Ana, 3,028;
Santa Barbara,.s.Bß4; Selma, 1,147; Sisson,
550; Sonoma, 757; Suisun, 488; Truckee,
1,360; Tulare. 2,t>07; Ukiith, 1,627; Vaca
ville, 70S; Williams, 401; Willows, 1,170.
The New Bank at Kansas City Ready
Washington, March 28.—The Comp
i trolier of Currency received a telegram
1 to-day from the Examiner in charge of
tho American National Bank of Kansas
City, Mo., saying that the entire amount
of capital o!" the bank ($500,000) had been
paid in, and tho bank will open ior busi
ness on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Examiner says: The bank has
$1,700,000 In tho vault, including 9635,000
which had been taken from the bank by
the Examiner, and which has just been
restored by order of the Comptroller of
Comptroller Lacey to-day received the
official report of Examiner Hepburn in
regard to tho Washington National Bank
of New York, but refused to disclose its
contents. He has addressed a communi
cation to Hepburn, suggesting that only
two courses are open if receivership is to
In the first place, the Comptroller can
levy an assessment of fifty per cent, upon
the capital Stock, which would reinforce
the assets of the bank by $150,000 cash.
This could bo done, however, in case the
directors and large stockholders would
agree to advance for tho shareholders not
prepared for immediate payment. In
case tiiis amount is paid in the Comp
troller wodld permit the bank to resume
business, and the amounts due depositors
and creditors would be immediately
In case resumption is impracticable,
the Comptroller suggests that £357,000, in
addition to the immediate available assets
already in hand, would enable the bank
to pay the creditors promptly in full,
I whereupon they could vote to go into
voluntary liquidation and dose the afiairs
of the bank themselves. This might be
raised upon a pledge of loans and discounts
of tho bank, supplemental, if necessary,
by a personal guarantee of the larger
If one of these plans is not adopted, it
| will bo his duty to appoint a receiver and
i close tho bank up in the usual way.
A Case Involving J-and In the Sacra
mento District Settled.
"Washington, March 28. —In tho case
of K. A. Stretch against W. E. Robinson,
and Joseph Rehling against W. E. Rob
inson, involving land in the Los Angeles
District, Assistant Secretary Chandler
has decided that Departmental action is
unnecessary owing to Steteeh's with
drawal of the appeal.
In the case of Milton M. Crary against
Ralph Boles et al., involving land in the
Sacramento District, the decision of the
commissioner is approved, and the com
missioner instructed^ to cause the mineral
entry to be cancelled. The claim is
known as the "Boles placer claim," and
was located April "JO, 1877, and the case
conies np on an appeal by Boles et al. in
August, isS5. Crary tiled a protest against
the issuance of a patent to Boles et al.,
alleging that the land was not mineral in
o haracter, and that they had not com
plied with the law prior to entry. The
— epartment holds that the land is practi
cally of no value for minerals.
Washington, March 28. —The propri
etors of the job printing officers have
been notified by tho typographical union
that a higher rato of wagefe must be paid
for a less number of hours' work. It
has been resolved by all the inoro prom
inent employers to refuse tho request.
They intimate that the attempt at increase
is a part ol"a plan formulated by Govern-
In t Printing Oifice employes to bring
>ut, if possible, a change in Congres
nal sentiment which will restore the
ijes in the national office to fifty cents
• hour and bixty cents per thousand
Washington, March 28.—Tho Secre
tary of the Navy has authorized a second
trial for the gunboat Beunington, which
failed by 87-horse power to develop tho
contract requirement of 3,400-horse
pott-er. The trial will take place on Long
Island Sound next Tuesday, and the con
tractors, >*. P. Palmer ct Co., who are
having made some changes in tho pitch
of the propeller, are hopeful of meeting
Washington, March 2S.—W. H. Still
man of Friendship, N. V., was tho first
witness in tho Kincaid trial He testified
that ho was an eye-witness t- • the tragedy.
Several witnesses were examined dur
ing the day, but nothing new was elic
ited. Tho counsel argued for and against
tho admission of testimony as to the
"Washington, March 28.—Director of
the Mint Leach said to-day that after July
next it was probable no more silver dol
lars would be coined, but silver certiti
cates would be printed instead.
Washington, March 28.— G. H. Hardy
has been appointed Postmaster at Dar
win, Inyo County, Cal., and J. E. Maplo
at Greeubasin, Marion County, Or.
FEELING OF UNREST PREVAILING
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
Semi-official Organs Advised to Ignore
Reports Which. Indicate Aggres
. [Copyrighted, 1801, by N. Y. Associated Press.]
Berlin, March 28.—Semi-official or
gans are .advised to ignore the renewed
war alarm, anS not to notice reports com
ing rrom various sources which indicate
early aggrqssivo action on the part of
France andßussia. Persons high in offi
cial circles refuse to say more than that
the intentions of Russia to abandon her
attitude of reserve has been for some
time known to the chiefs of tho Dreibund,
and that nothing can happen for which
they are unprepared.
The recent indiscreet assertion of Signor
Crispi, ex-Italian Premier, that war was
certain to occur during the current year,
has elicited from official papers at Vienna
comment to the effect that Signor Crispi
is no longer in the secret of the great
events, and has become incompetent to
prophesy, and that what he says ought
not to disturb the tranquillity of Europe.
This sort of denial, however, is not re
assuring, as the fallen statesman is known
to possess ample infoinu:. ..' relating to
both the political and military powers of
Europe. It is believed in Bulgaria that
the murder of M. Daltchieff, Minister of
Finance, is the opening of a game of
secret intrigue, preceding open conflict.
CJTho conferring by President Carnot of
the Grand Cross of tho Legion of Honor
upon Baron de Nohrenheim, the Russian
Ambassador at Paris, is merely a part of
the general effusion of the alliance, and
of endearments exchanged between
France and Russia. The Czar- to-day
decorated M. Briois, a military attache of
the French Legation, personally present
ing him with an Order, set with brill
iants, and also giving him a rare ma
lachite vase, and a portrait of himself and
the Czarina. Briois will shortly return
to Paris. Ho is thoroughly conversant
with Russia's project for the mobilization
of her forces, and upon his return to
Paris some scheme for simultaneous ac
tion will bo agreed upon by the French
war otlice. It is for tiiis reason that the
Czar has conferred upon him a distinc
tion never before accorded to a military
In an interview had with General
Obroutchouf to-day by a representative
of the Reichstag, the General declared
that the unceasing rapidity of Russian
preparations will er.ablo tho Czar before
tho "dose of the present year to abandon
his attitude of peace and forco any issue
he may deem necessary to obtain his
ends under the head lino of "The
Strategetie March of Russia Westward."
The Ilcichsrotc details the concentrat
ing movements of tho Russian troops
cantonncd in Poland, Padolia and Vul
h-ynea Provinces, which now form one
The Government bill which is now in
course of submission to the Landtag
dealing with the Guolph fund, will bring
into publicity the hidden history of Bis
marck's disposal of large sums. If the
] Freisinuigo party get a chance, tho
whole secret of the payments to the press
and police by Bismarck's agents, if"they
were drawn from the fund, will be
come a matter of public account. The
Liberal papers are already trying to trace
No ono suggests that the Prince used
money for other than political purposes,
but the organ of the Liberals demands
that the ex-Chancellor be compelled to
make restitution for 350,000 marks given
to Dr. yon Boetticher, and other pay
ments drawn from tho iund.
The candidate of the Freisinnige party
for the Reichstag in Gpestemunde, find
ing no support, has withdrawn, leaving
the contest to Bismarck and the Socialist
candidate. Nobody doubts that the
Prince will receive a great majority. The
warmth of his reception at Altona, and
the extent of the preparations through
out the country for the celebration of the
seventy-sixth anniversary of his birth,
on Wednesday, prove tho uuabated pop
ularity of the Prince.
The Society of German Industrials will
present the Prince with a silver table
service of immense value. The subscrip
tion for this was so groat as to enable tho
comniittee to purchase a piece of land
adjoining Friedrichsruhe, which will be
added to the Prince's domain. With
growing doubts as to the Emperor's cal
low wisdom being a poor substitute for
the ex-Chancellor's genius and experi
ence, national sentiment awakens to
The report that the treaty of commerce
with Austria was concluded was prema
ture. Negotiations are still progressing.
The Coke Operators' Strike.
PiTTsurßO, March 28.—The operators
struggling to resume work with coko
plants in the Connellsville region are not
making a great deai of headway. It was
learned" to-day that comparatively few of
the strikers have yet gone back to work,
notwithstanding that they are in a de
plorable condition financially. As the
light ia now lor eight hours a day, in ad
dition to other demands, their call for
assistance made on the Knights of Labor
and American Federation will likely
meet with a favorable response.
Prominent Louisiana Democrat Dead.
New Orleans, March 28. — Colonel
John McEnery, who the Democrats claim
was elected Governor of Louisiana in
I&T2, died to-day.
An Ex-Deputy Postmaster Placed
A JURY IN THE OLSEN CASE NOT
Tho JTuneral of the Late Minister
Swift at Toklo, Japan, Attonded
With Stato Honors*—A Young Lady
of Stockton Sues a Wealthy Land
Owner of Fresno for $75,000 Dam
ages for Alleged Slander.
Special to the Sunday Uxiox.
Mauysville, March 28.—Thomas J.
Riley returned to this city this morning,
and was soon after arrested on a warrant
sworn to by Thomas P'arreil charging
him with embezzlement. Two years ago
Farrell was Postmaster at Marysville
and Riley was chief deputy. Tho office
was conducted in a very loose manner,
and Riley suddenly skipped,
An examination by the Postoflice In-
sppetor showed a deplorable condition of
affairs. The shortage was variously esti
mated at between §700 and $2,000, which
Farrell and his bondsmen made good.
Other offices were concerned, as Riley
had borrowed stamps from Yuba City,
Gridley, Colusa and Red Blufl".
Riley had not been heard of until his
return this morning. He said he wont to
Mexico, where he stayed some time, and
then went to Los Angeles. While there
lie was stricken with paralysis. When
sufficiently recovered he resolved to re
turn to Marysville and clear himsolf. He
denies taking mere than $85, which he
says was his own money. He said the
office was run very loosely, and that Far
rell was in the habit of taking what
money he wanted out of the safe without
making any record of it. He was utterly
incapable of conducting the business of
the office himself.
Farrell claims Riley was in arrears
$3,500, and that additional charges will be
made against him upon the arrival of the
United States Marshal to-morrow.
Riley was always considered an exem
plary young man.
STAGE ROBBER CAPTURED.
He is Believed to bo tho Party Who
Held Up the Woavorvillo Stage.
San Francisco, March2B.—A Chronicle
special from Los Augcles says: Henry
Miller has been arrested by United States
Marshal George E. Gard, and is now in
jail in this city. He is wanted for robbing
and rifling the United States mail, and is
belioved to be the party who held up the
stago running from Redding to Wcaver
ville on March 7th last, and shot tho
driver in the elbow because he refused to
obey his command to halt. The samo
man held up tho same stage on tho 10th at
the same place, and robbed the box and
Miller has a long record of criminal
deeds, extending back over a period ot' i
ten years. He is said to have been a lone
stage robber since l.^J. Miller was
jailed, but on the same night that he was
captured ho made his escape by filing the
I cnains that bound tho iron on his legs,
and for one hundred miles walked with
them still on. He finally succeeded in
escaping to Texas. In INSB he turned up
in Arizona, and committed several rob
beries. He was arrested, pleaded guilty,
and wns sentenced to serve twelve years
at Yuma. He was pardoned and came to
this city, and followed the vocation of
cane maker, which trade he had learned
in the penitentiary.
On b obruary 'Jiith he left the city, say
ing he was going to Santa Barbara. About
March Ist Marshal Gard learned that
Miller was wanted lo,r robbing the mail,
when ho stopped tho Florence stage in
18S8. On the 22d inst. Miller returned to
this city and was immediately arrested
The circumstances point unmistakably
to the fact that Miller is the lono high
wayman who held up the Watsonvilie
stago on the 7th and 19th inst. When he
left Los Angeles ho had about §20, and
when ho returned in his pockets were
found three pieces of retort gold and fivo
or six nuggets or chispas, worth about
£50; He had a Colt's revolver and car
He claims that for four weeks ho has
been working for a frieud in Ventura, but
declined to give tho nume of the friend.
He never has been to Santa Barbara. The
party who did the Wcavervillo job oper
ated the same as Miller always has in the
Miller will bo returned to Arizona
Tuesday to answer to tho Federal law.
SUIT FOR SLANDER.
A Young Lady of Stockton Snes a
Wealthy Land Owner for Damages.
.Stockton, March 28.—Miss Zua Dan
iels, daughter of Ro,v. E. R. Daniels, min
ister of the Seventh Day Adventists faith,
now residing here, to-day brought suit
against M. J. Church, a wealthy land
and ditch owner of Fresno County, to re
cover judgment for 875,000 damages for
Plaintiff", in a verified complaint, alleges
that at Lane's Springs, Calaveras County,
in February of this year, and at other
times. Church spoke of her falsely and
maliciously, meaning to impute to her a
want of chastity, ana in so doing caused
her to be shunned by the residents of her
place of abode and by her iormer friends
Each of the three allegations is made a
separate cause of action, and on each the
young lady asks damages.
Mr. Daniels, father of tho plaintiff,
preached at Fresno some time ago, and
was in the employ of Mr. Church as book
keeper and amanuensis.
SAX QUENTI3J PRISON:.
Xew Appointments Made by "Warden
Sax Francisco, March 28.—Yesterday
afternoon the Prison Commissioners met
and confirmed tho following appoint
ments by Warden Hale: Captain of the
Yard and ex-olik-io Deputy Warden,
John C. Edgar of San Mateo (ex-Sheriff);
Resident Physician, Dr. Mansiield of
Oroville; Commissary, J. L. Tharp of
San Francisco; Storekeeper, C. K. Alden
of Alamcda: Chaplain, Rev. A. Drahm of
Sonoma County; Front Gatekeeper. John
C. Jamison of Alamoda County; Receiv
ing and Shipping Clerk, P. T. Holmes of
fMin Francisco; Sergeant First Watch, Ed
V. Ellis of San Francisco: Sergeant Sec
ond Watch. Benjamin White of Santa
Cruz; Convicts' Steward, Mr. Ohappeller
of Los Angeles; Matron, Mrs. C. E.
Dutcher of Healdsburg; Laundryman,
George H. Rogers of Sacramento; Usher,
A. Or. Uinman of Santa Clara.
THE LATE MINISTER SWIFT.
His Funeral at Toklo Conducted With
San Francisco, March 23.—Ex-Con
gressman Morrow yesterday received the
following dispatch from the Chief Clerk
of Secretary Blame:
Washington, D. C, March 27,1891.
Hon. W. W. Morrow: Secretary Of Legation
telegram of March 13th says: Minister Swift
buried. Greatest honor. State funeral by
the Government of Ills Imperial Majesty.'
Any further information will be sent you as
soon as received.
Sevellon A. Bxowh, Chief Clerk.
Mr. Morrow said to-day that this seems
to indicate that the customary national
etiquete is, being observed. The phraso
"buried" means undoubtedly temporary
disposition of the casket in a vault. It is
customary where a diplomatic represent
ative dies abroad for tho Government of
the country to which he is accredited to
offer to send home the remains in state.
It is very likely that this will bo done in
this instance. Mr. Morrow thinks that
the dispatch to tho State Department will
be followed by a letter from the Japanese
Government tendering an escort of a war
vessel to this country. For this reason it
is unlikely that the remains will arrive on
the next steamer from Japan, but a letter
from the Japanese Department of Foreign
Affairs, addressed to the Secretary of
State, will probably arrive at that time.
Identity of tho Murdered Actres3.
Spokane, March 29. —The identity of
Mabel de Babian, the variety actress shot
|:o Friday morning, is still a matter of
lbt. Tho manager ot the Casino
cater says he never heard of her going
the name of Nina Hay ward, although
member of the .Sea King company,
w- here, says she once traveled with the
y Tonipleton company. Manager
lyward, of the Auditorium, says her
me is ilown, and she was once the wife
Paul Bown, formerly a well-known
or with Paul Kauvar company. The
toner will open her trunk this attcr-
Dn, and may rind letters throwing more
lit upon the matter. She came here
t winter with the Mabel Francis Bur
No Jury Yet Obtained.
Merced, March 2S.—Tho Olsen case
was called in court again this morning.
The special venire, for which an adjourn
ment was taken on Wednesday, was pres
ent, and the tiresome examination of jur
ors resumed and continued until f>:3o this
evening, when the venire was exhausted
without getting an additional juror. Tho
court then ordered another venire of forty
to be summoned to appear Wednesday
morning next. So far one hundred
jurors have been examined and only
Los Angeles, March 28.—George M.
Em, formerly cashier at the Santa Fe
t, who was charged with having
n §5,000 from the railroad company,
acquitted this evening. Tho jury
out about an hour, and took only two
its. The trial has lasted a full week.
:in's defense was that he never saw
uoney after he tied it up in tho sack
ordered it sent to the bank for de
;. The evidence against him was
Theater Management Sued.
etlaxd (Or.), March 2S.—Esther
tis, formerly the leading lady at Cor
s Musee and Theater, to-day entered
against J. P. Cordray <fc Co. to re
r the sum of $17,744 for breach of con
and damage done to her reputation.
Change in Superintendents.
E*~KE&Ain> (Or.), March 23.—Superin
3nt Crocker of the Pacific Division of
Inion Pacific Railway has resigned
Edward Cookingham, late assistant
rintondent, has been appointed to
ic Reception to Senator Voorhies.
tter Creek, March 28. —Senator E.
oorhies of Amador County returned
3 this evening and was tendered a
Baseball at Mercod.
March 2S.—The Merceds de
d the Fresuos to-day in a baseball
3 by a score of 18 to $.
League Unjoined From Pay-
Ing Johnson for Cincinnati Club.
Cincinnati, March 2S.—Judge Bates of
the Common Pleas Court, to-day, upon
application of the Association Club, en
joined the league from paying to Al.
Johnson a draft for §25,000, given him for
his interest in the Cincinnati franchise.
Among the theories as to the effect of this
decision, is one that it will enable the
association to obtain an order for a re
ceiver for the Cincinnati Club with tho
sale of its effects, so that they can pur
chase the grounds now claimed by the
The League delegates have been in ses
sion all the afternoon. It is stated they
have practically closed the arrangement
to place tho Cincinnati Club in the hands
of A. T. Brush of Indianapolis and his
associates, who are Cincinnati men.
The League delegates have deposited
the money, subject to tho order of Treas
urer Young, to be paid to Johnson upon
his compliance with the requirements of
the contract. The restraining order, they
say, will only have the effect of prevent
ing Young from paying Johnson in full
Before leaving for homo to-night tho
League delegates ratified the contract be
tween O'Noill and Johnson, relating to
the purchase of the Cincinnati Club.
Miss GabrlQlle Greeley to Wed Rev.
Frnuk Monti-ose Clendenlii.
New York, March 2S.—Miss Gabriella
Greeley, daughter of Horace Greeley,
founder of the Tribune, is engaged to bo
married to Rev. Frank Montroso Clen
denin, rector of St. Peter's Protestant
Episcopal Church, of Westchester.
Rev. Mr. Clendeuin is the son of
George Clendenin, of Washington, D. C.
He graduated at the Columbian Uni
versity, Washington, aud afterward the
Princeton Theological Seminary. He
remained in the Presbyterian church
only one year, and during that time was
litor of the Presbyterian church at
shville, Illinois. In 1887 he went over
.he Protestant Episcopal Church, and
iime rector of St. George's church at
Seville, 111. After three years he went
Cleveland and remained there until
", when he became rector of St. Peter's
Rochester (N. V.), March 2S.—At the
Bijou Theater to-night Matsadi, "The
J:tp," and Hugh Leonard, ot'Belfast, New-
York, wrestled for SIOO a side and the
middle-weight championship of the
world. Leonard won the lirst fall in
seventeen minutes and the second in
three minutes by catching hold of the
Japs legs and throwing him on his head.
A Canal Dam Gives Way.
Ottawa, March 28.—Tho dam at the
junction of Kideau River and Ridoau
Canal, gave away partially to-day.
Great efi'orts are being made to save the
darn. Should they fail, New Edihburg
will be flooded. The residents along the
river banks have in the meantime
abandoned their houses.
Fire at Little Rook.
Little Rock (Ark.), March 28.—C. T.
Adlos, paint and oil house; W. K. Hutt,
groceries; The Dollar Store, and Mrs. B.
J. Johnson, millinery, were burned to
night. The losses will reach $100,000;
Railroad Depot Burned.
Camden (N. J.), March 28.—A fire to
night destroyed the depot, ferry slip and
houses and eighteen passenger cars of the
Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railroad
at Kaigher's Point. The los 9is $aO,COO.
Parnell Makes a Triumphal
Entry Into Sligo.
I BUT IS SUBSEQUENTLY ATTACKED
BY BIS OPPONENTS.
A Fierce Struggle Ensues at tho Town
Uiill, in Which tho Irish I^eador
Claims to Ilavo Been Assaulted by
One of tho Residents of tho Town,
and Was Forced to Desist From
Special to the Scjiday Uniojt.
Dt:bltn-, March 28.—Parnell made a
triumphal entry into Sligo to-day. He
was escorted by fifty carloads of support
ers from the rural districts, armed with
blackthorns. He was received with cheers
by the towns-people.
Davitt and his supporters afterwards
made a counter display.
Previous to the arrival at Sligo of Dav
itt, a fight with blackthorn sticks took
place on the steps of tho town hull. Sub
sequently Parnell complained that he had
been assaulted during the affray by one
I of the residents of the town.
The voting classes there were unmis
takably hostile to Parnell. The struggle
on the slops of the town hall, in which,
Parnell claimed to have been assaulted,
was a fierce one, but the Parnellites, as
! sistedby the police, finally overcame their
■ opponents. On returning to tho hotel,
Parnell made an attempt to deliver a
speech from one of tho windows, but was
I compelled to desist, owing to the hooting
and yelling of tho Mc( 'arthyiw s.
Davitt, on the contrary, was welcomed
to the town with the utmost enthusiasm.
OCR RELATION'S WITH ITALY.
The 3fow Orleans Tragedy Said to Bo
tho Only Stumbling Block.
Rome, Mureh 28. — Louis Coutenein,
I President of the Xew York Italian
I Chamber of Commerce, had an interview
with several members of the Italian
Cabinet in regard to the prohibitive duties
placed by Italy upon American pork,
concerning Italy's participation in the
Chicago World's Fair, and other matters
alfecting tho commercial relations of
Italy and the United States.
Coutenein, in conversing with an As
sociated Press correspondent after the
interview, said he received a&aranees
that all the matters referred to would Ijo
favorably considered. He was con
vinced that the Italian Government w;ts
anxious to 00-operate with tho United
States to do so, unless upon the failure of
the State of Louisiana or the Federal au
thorities to Institute proceedings against
the Xew Orleans lynchers compels a
withdrawal of Baron Fava from the post
as Italian Minister to the United States.
XOT RACE HATBBD.
Paris, March 28. —Apropos of the re
cent lynching of Indians at New Orlean ■>,
| tho Italian Consul of this city, Slgoor
[ Reflsmahn, in au interview with an Asso
ciated Press correspondent, sr.id that tho
members of tho Italian colony here did
not believe that race hatred had anything
to do with the affair.
The Consul added: "When I repre
sented Italy at Constantinople, a secret
society known as the Mafia mi very
strong there. Its agents committed two
murders, both of the victims being kfuott
because they were suspected of having^
an intention of betraying tho Malm's
Pvomlse of a lively Duv.
Paris, March 28.—The Ist of May
promises to be a lively day in Paris,
whatever it may be in the rest of Europe.
Revolutionists of every sliado have
! agreed to participate in a great niani
j festation, which is to have for its objeel
I the limitation of the working (Irj* to eight
I hours. At Lyons the working people :iro
• preparing to make the day memorable.
| Tho Government has no apprehension of
i any disorder that cannot be dealt with,
| but it is feared that the comparative dull
ness of trade in Lille, Lyons and other
manufacturing centers may stimuliUo
The Murder of Raltchleff.
Sofia, March 28.—Excitement over t':o
I mnrdcr of Minister 15altchieff continues
j intense. Over thirty arrests have been
I made. The gendarme who was following
i Stamboulotf and Baltchieffsays four men
j suddenly confronted them and began llr-
I ing. Stambouloir escaped by having just
| before dropped somewhat behind Balt
chieft". The official organ echoes the uni
versal opinion when it says that the hand
of Russian diplomacy is seen in the mur
der, and that StamboulotFwas the intend-
I cd victim, not Baltchieff.
liOSmatt, March 28.—Tho great £1,000
billiard match between John Roberts, Jr.,
champion of the world at English bill
iards, and Wm. J. Peale, spot-stroico
! champion, was concluded this evening.
I The conditions wore 24,000 points up, spot
j barred, Peale receiving 12,000 points start.
Although Roberts played in a masterly
I fashion, ho was unable to overcome tho
big handicap, and when the contest closed
only succeeded in running up a score of
21,410 points. Peale's actual score was
| 12,000 points.
Tho Tlpperary Riot.
Cork, March 28. —The jury in the trial
' of Michael O'Brien, Dalton and others
I charged with rioting aud assaulting tho
! police at the time ot the trial of O'Brien
: and Dillon at Tipperary, to-day an
-1 nounced that they were unable to agree
j on a verdict in the ease of Gill and Dalton,
j but rendered a verdict of not guilty as to
j the other prisoners.
Commercial Treaty With Spain.
Paris, March 28. — General Foster,
I Special Envoy of tho United States to
j Spain, in his efforts to arrange a cotnmcr
j cial treaty expresses himself as confident
that his mission will be successful. Gen
; <r;il Foster said he expected to be able to
! return to tho United Stales in May.
Flro on Board a Steamer.
Liverpool, March 28.—A fire occurred
last night in the hold of the Innian Line
steamship City of Now York. The
ilames were speedily extinguished. The
I cargo was much damaged by water.
The hull of the City of New York ia
Caprlvl WlllfN'ot be Retired.
Berlin, March 28.—A quasi-official de-
I nial is given to the rumors of the retire
ment of Caprivi from the Chancellorship
lof the Empire. The Kaiser has already
arranged for Caprivi to accompany him
in the autumn maneuvers.
Failure of a Dry Goods Firm.
London- (Ont.). March 28.—Tho whole-
I sale dry goods house of John Birreli A
Co. tailed to-day. The liabilities are
! £250,000 and the assets estimated al
Prince Napoleon's Will.
Rome, March 2S.—The will of the lat<
I Prince Napoleon leaves everything h<
| possessed to his son, Prince Louis.