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VOLUME LXXXL--NO. 51.
The Republican League Convention
Convened at Cincinnati.
SPIRITED ADDRESSES BY PROMI
Secretary Blame's Conrse In Relation
to the Difficulty "VVith Italy Result-
Ilng From the Xew Orleans Trasredy
Comes ln for a Goodly share of
Praise—A Little Breeze Created by
a Delegate From Indiana.
"Special to the Record-D nion.
Cincinnati, April 21.—"Delegates to the
Republican League Convention arrived
in great numbers on the morning trains,
and at headquarters everybody is busy
wiih the preliminary arrangements.
Music Hall, where the convention is to
be held, is beautifully decorated with
flags and bunting.
Soon after 1 o'clock President Thurston
called tho convention to order. After
prayer, W. S. Squires, President of the
Ohio League, spoke.
Mayor Mosby mado the opening ad
dress of welcome and was followed by
ex-Governor Foraker, who welcomed the
delegates in behalf of the State.
Ex-Governor Foraker said tho Repub
licans of Ohio were simply Republicans.
Thoy sometimes had contests which they
Regarded as purely their own, but in na
tional issues thoy never falter. No Re
publican candidate for the Presidency
had ever tailed to get Ohio's electoral
Continuing, ho said: "The Republi
cans of i >hio cherish with grateful recol
lection and appreciation tlie name and i
memory of Abraham Lincoln. [Ap
plause.] Thoy have a just pride in tho
stalwart loyalty of Grant [applause], !
und enthusiastic admiration and devo
tion tor the greatest living American —
James G. Blame. [Prolonged cheering.]
You seem to lie alfocted the same way >
[more cheering], and well you may, tor
Mr. Blame has given us a magnificent j
After reply to the speeches of WOIcOUIO. j
President Thurston delivered his address.
He described at considerable length the
Objects of the league, and said Ithad no \
desire to assume control of the party
machinery or usurp the functions of any
committee intrusted with campaign man
agement. It addressed itself to the intel
ligence and patriotism of the American
p ople, and proposed by honest methods
and fair means to commend Republican
principles to their judgment. The
membership of the league, he said, was j
already 1,000,000, made up of men from !
every walk in life. Speaking of tho '
i Rimers' Alliance movement, he said its i
importance must not be underestimated
by the Republican party. The hope of
tin- Democratic party to-day, he declared, I
was based on Its ability to*combine with !
the Alliance on tiie electoral tickets in the i
Western States and thereby throw the I
tion of President into the House of
Representatives. He said if the Kepubli
•**■ is expected to hold the allegiance of
tin Western people they must see to it
that Western interests aro recognized,and
Western demands given a fair considera
tion in legislative and administrative
affairs. The result of tlie late Congres
sional elections, the phenomenal growth
of tho Farmers' Alliance has been herald
ed by the Democracy as the fore-runner
of Republican defeat and the abandon
ment of the pi otective system. True, the
enactment of the McKinley bfll so near
election day that its practical effects could
not be determined, or the falsehoods eon*
cerning it refuted, cost the Republican
party thousands of votes. But before the
ii"xt Presidential election its beneficial
effects will have become apparent, and If
any of it-- schedules prove excessive or
unjust, the Republican party stands
ready to correct its own mistakea, with- •
out destroying the foundation of the !
principle of Amertcaai protection. The
Farmers' Alliance was undoubtedly an
important factor inthe last election*. It
was first organized in the Southern j
State-, where it has declared and proven
itself a faithful ally and supporter of the !
Democracy. Its organization in the
West lias also been < ncouraged by the
] democratic party, as Its membership must
be drawn largely from the homesteaders
and veterans whose votes have heretofore
made the prairie states certainly and re
liably Republican. The low prices of
1889, and tne short crops of 1890, brought
great hardships and hnancial distress to
agricultural West, and the fanners
naturally turned toward a movement
which at once enlisted their sympathies
and seemed to promise almost immediate
relief. The time was also most oppor
tune for political demagogues, outcasts
from both parties.
Judge Thurston said the secrecy ofthe
Alliance was in opposition to tne spirit of
American liberty, which rejoices in free
speech and an hoinst exchange of senti
ment. The speaker touched up the Mug
wunips in a vigorous manner, and gave
»me attention to affairs of the South,
faying, that the shot-gun, bummer, vote
buyer and demijohn must be banished
fr< >ra every polling place
Referring to the New Orleans lynching,
Judge Thurston said: "Of one thing let
nil Christendom take notice, [f other
nations rid themselves of Anarchists, cot
tbn pins and laxaroni at our
expense, tbe American people will pro
themselvea. < hirGovernmeut stands
ready to make ample reparation for every
vj rong done to real citizens of any foreign
DOV Dr, but, s.. long as we have a" Ilt-pub- .
administration, with .lame-, >
Bin - - rotary of State, no apology
J""' IU e\ er be oftered, ami not a dollar ever j
b paid for the killing of any rod-handed '
outlaw, though the navies of all ISurope
should thunder at our harbors and the]
"i" the Republic should once more
' a million muskets for its defense.
"i lie New Orleans incident baa aroused
public opinion on the subject of immi- ;
gration and the naturalization lav -■."
«> n, Judge Thurston declared !
that now was tbe time to begin the cam
paign of island that the old guard of
the parts mus< XIV) , p1 .. ( . r U) [hl> VOUI1K(1 ,.
Judge bowers t Vermont In resw
ing to the address of welcome, said this
was not a body to nominate men. but to
provide a way to elect them after they
were properly nominated by the party's
, • iblished m. thod. But it was Wr to
consider principles, and he went on to
name so::. • that should animate the
party. He beli< v< i m the rulings of Tom
i; cd. who had found a way to make tbe
dumb speak. Referring to the New Or
leans incident, he aaid it waa time Co
Garden should be closed until the appli
cant for admission should show an hon
, st purpose, and that be would become a
itll and honest (-in/, n.
At the conclusion of the speeches com
mittees were annotated and an adjourn
ment taken until to-morrow.
.Just before adjournment delegate Colo,
of Shelbyville, Ind., created a breeze by
declaring that he would oailamc Ling to
denounce the treatment accorded to Pres
ident Harrison, lie was quickly sur
rounded by other delegates and quieted.
'1 he complaint arose lrom the allusion of \
Foraker to Blame as having "given ns a j
magnificent Administration/ 1 * Sole, how
ever, subsequently called ■ meeting of]
the Indiana delegation, and proposed
that formal action be taken in the matter, i
It was decided to refer the matter to the
Committee on Resolutions, inasmuch as
it was thought likely that Foraker did
not intend to convey the meaning that
Blame was the ruling spirit of the Ad
ministration, but that he meant to com
pliment the administration of the State
Cleveland and TnE silver question.
New Yubk, April 21.—The Telegram
this afternoon printed a statement that
State Treasurer Stephens, of Missouri,
called on ex-Presidont Cleveland with
letters from Governor Francis and other
leading Missouri Democrats, in orderto
secure from Cleveland a more thorough
exposition of his views on the silver
question than was given in the letter re
cently widely circulated.
Replying to questions, Cleveland said,
according to Stepiiens, that (ac question
should be thoroughly discussed before
1892, that there may be no danger of a di
Stephens reminded him that the West
ern Democrats wanted to know, if Cleve
land was elected in 188- and tlie free
coinage bill passed, would he veto it, no
matter if he knew the majority of tho
party favored it?
Cleveland replied: "If I should bo
elected President in 1892 the bill would
not roach me until 1894, as Congress
would not moot until December, 1898, so
that is a bridge that we had better not
cross till we come to it. What would be
bad for the country to-day might
be neeessru-y in lsiq. As tho .volume of
business increases it is necessary to in
crease the currency. When tne law
passed providing for tlio coinage of
$2,000,000 monthly. 1 feared the result.
for I thought it would prove an injury to
the business interests of the country, for
a time at least. However, the laws
proved a benefit for the country.
in my opinion, the country vas
ready for the change. When the
present law providing for L 9_,500,000
per month passed I thought the measure
too radical, and that it might have
tho effect of driving gold out of the coun
try, but in this 1 was mistaken, and both
those opposed to, as well as those who fa
vor free coinage, believe the present law
s wise one, in so far the country has ben
efited by it. Witii the rapid strides the
country is making, it is impossible to say
what financial measures we maybe ready
for in 1892. In forming my views upon
the subject I did not alone consider the
interests of any one section of tho coun
try, i have been unable to see how free
coinage could fail of being an injury to
every section of the country, believing
that it would drive gold out of
circulation. As we are in a great
measure dependent upon the Eu
ropean markets for our products,
we are obliged to tako them into con
sideration. When I have suggested a
monetary conference of representatives
of other Governments with our own
which could agree upon a new standard of
values, my suggestions have been scoffed
at by Europeans. I am delighted that
the people arc now engaged in such a
thoughtful consideration of the subject,
and that by 1892 they will have decided
whether or not we arc ready to handle all
the Bilvenof the world."
Stephens gavo the above account of his
visit to a reporter this afternoon.
A representative of the Associated Press
called at Cleveland's office to ascertain if
the interview was accurate. Cleveland
said In- had not talked with any one on
the silver question for publication. He
had not read the article, and could not,
therefore, say whether the statements
credited to bim Mere accurate in the ex
pression of his views or not.
Hi >.VTANA ELECTIONS.
CHICAGO, April 21.—A Helena, Mont.,
special says full reports from Montana
municipal elections show that the Re
publicans havo captured every city in
which party linos* were drawn except
Butto, whore the Democrats elected the
Mayor and a majority of the Council.
THE FLORIDA BKHATOBBHUP.
Ta__AHASSEK, April 21.— After the
twenty-fifth ballot, which resulted: Call
56, Speer 39, Blexam 2, last night, the
Democratic Senatorial caucus adjourned.
Henrietta Lane has commenced suit for
divorce against (J. Dane.
Contracts for supplying the County
Hospital with moat, bread and groceries,
and for certain repairs, will be let by the
Supervisors on the Sth of May.
The <' rangers' Picnic Committee adver
tises for proposals for the bar, ice-cream
and refreshment privileges at the picnic
to be held at Graham's < 'rove on May 2d.
Deputy Sheriff McClure of Los Angeles
came up yesterday with a prisoner named
William Thompson, sentenced to the Fol
som Prison for two years for grand lar
a committee consisting of C. M. Camp
bell, Walter Wylie and E. E. Averv has
1 n appointed to select a place for the
annual union picnic of the Sunday
S'-hools of the city.
This evening being tho nve. of the Jew
ish Passover, a short service of song will
beheld at 7 o'clock. Tho Passover ser
mon will be delivered by tlie Rabbi on
Friday evening at 8 o'clock during the
A couple of D stroet courtesans aro
mourning the loss of their male partners
and considerable of their jewelry and
coin. Such things are of too common
occurrence, however, to excite more than
D.J.Simmons sold at auction yester
day the following properly: Lot at Fif
teenth and E streeto, with three small
es,toS. Dwyer, "J-,500: lot at six
teenth and <; strcts, 10x160, with small
. to Mrs. Catherine Carroll, $1,800;
lot at Fifteenth and <; streets, and twenty
feet at Fifteenth and F streets, io S. 0.
NOTE AND COMMENT.
The twenty-four-page edition of the
. published at Madera,
I'r,-no Comity, by -John M. McClure, is
an excellent illustration of what alive
newspaper man may do for his neighbor
hood. It is handsomely Illustrated, and
the descriptive matter is of such a char
acter that it is bound to attract home-
Si i iters to Madera and l'resiio County.
The Oakland Enquirer says: "The
fastest and lies: newspaper printing press
to be found on the Pacific Coast, outside
of San Francisco, with the Bingle excep
tion of the ne-.v press of tho Sacramento
Record-Union, has just i.ccii received
m Chicago and is now being set np in
: the basement of the Enquirt >■ building."
The Enquirer will not be disappointed in
it-; new press, for it was made by the < io-s
Printing: Press Company, of Chicago, the
j builders of tbe Record-Unioh press,
| whose work Is not excelled by any pr« ss
; builders in the country.
Department One—Grant, Presidina:.
T i -n.w, April :>]st.
Rtroup \ ■>. Wood £ Co.—Continued.
beth Ray vs. J. A.. Parker et ok—De
cree of foreclosure granted.
.1. fi. McKune \>. A. T. .1. Reynold—Cause
■ •-.'. ;i.e'. costs taxi d to plalnUG*.
lVoiio vs. Frank . I duction—Verdict
Manufacturer vs. Agent
L. Lamas languished, in the city prison,
whither be a*as landed hy officer Biggins
on a charge of embezzlement.
An ancient Mexican dame named Angel
King is his accuser, she Is a tamale
builder, and Dana/, was employed to
work tbem off among the denisens of the
I ncr saloons. Angel alleges that besquan
dredsome ofthe proceeds in drink and
tailed to make good his delinquency.
Hence the wherefore.
•In its half century of business not a
pass ngeroftbe millions who have
i crossed the Atlantic in the Cunarders has
i been lost.
SACEAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MOUNLNTa, APRIL 22, 1891.
THE HONORED GUESTS.
A Perfect Ovation Tendered the
Party at El Paso.
MEXICO PARTICIPATES IN THE
Fonr Carloads of Heavily Armed Pink
orton Guards En Route to the
Scenes of the Strikes in the Coke
Regions—Trouble Certain to Follow
Their Arrival—Street Railway Lines
Tied Up in Detroit.
Special to the Record-Union.
El Paso (Texas), April 21.—Tho Presi
dential party arrived here at 10 o'clock
this morning. Tho reception here was a
perfect ovation, Americans and Mexican
1 representatives of President Diaz vicing
j with each other in their efforts to honor
President Harrison. Tho city was elab
orately d trated with American and
Mexican colors, and the troops of both
countries were drawn up at the station to
receive tlie distinguished visitors. When
tin party alighted from the train a salute
of twenty-one guns was fired.
Governor Carillo of Chihuahua and his
staff, and General Range! with a battery
Of artillery ami a military band partici
pated in the reception as representatives
of President Diaz of Mexico, who was
unable to be present.
The Chief Magistrate was received by
the committee and escorted to his car
ri tge—an open barouche drawn by four
j gray horses. Seated with him were Gov-
I ernor Carillo, General Range! of Mexico,
I and General McCook. Othor members of
the party occupied carriages with promi
nent local and Mexican officials. A pro
cession was formed, including Uuited
States and Mexican troops, Grand Army
i posts, Confederate "Veterans, Fire De
partment, civil- organizations and colored
citizens. The distinguished visitors wore
escorted tothe Court-house, where for
mal addresses wore made.
The Court-house, Mexican Consulate
and other places were literally covered
with brilliant decorations.
As tiie President mounted tlio platform
the Mexican military band played "Hail
I to the Chief,' 1 while the Mexican battery,
stationed on the Mexican bank of the
Rio Grande, fired a salute of 21 guns.
The address of welcome was delivered
by General Malloy, after which Governor
Carillo of Chihuahua."""Colonel Yillancu
va, representing President Diaz, and Gen
eral Rangel of tho Mexican army also
President Harrison, in response, said
ho received with great satisfaction tlie
tributes of respect which had been
brought by the Governor of Chihuahua
j and representatives of the army of Mex
] ico. lie desired to return to them, and
I through them to the people of Mexico,
and to that illustrious and progressive
statesman who presides over her des
tinies, not only a sincere personal regard,
but the assurance of the friendliness* anil
respect of the American Government
and people. "I look forward," said he,
"with interest to the larger development
of our trade; to the opening of new lines
' of commerce and new avenues of friend
ship. We have passed that year in our
history, I hope, when we were aggressive
and unpleasant neighbors. We do not
covet the territory of any other people,
but we do covet their friendship and those
trade exchanges which are mutually
Genera] Stanley and his aids, who had
j escorted tlie Presidential party from Gal
veston, left them here, being relieved by
General McCook and aids, of tho Depart
ment of Arizona, who will accompany
I them lo Arizona. Governor Prince, of
j New Mexico, joined tho party at this
After a visit of two hours here the
Presidential party left for Tucson, A. T.
Tic sox Ariz., April Jl.—Tho elegant
special train bearing tho Presidential
party arrived at Tucson at 8:20 o'clock,
Pacific time, promptly on schedule time.
The principal incidents of the run from
El Paso were short stops mado at Deming,
N. M., Bowie, Wilcox ami Benson,
Arizona. The President was received at
each of these places by a military salute,
and was heartily cheered by the people.
The national colors wero conspicuous
e\ l ry where.
The President made a short speech at
Deming in which he said : "My fellow-
Citizens, it gives mo pleasure to tarry for
a moment here, and receive, out on these
broad and sandy plains the same evidence
I of friendliness that has greeted me in the
The Presidential party had a royal re
ceptionai Tucson, which was brilliantly
Illuminated in ids honor. A salute was
fired and hells wero rung, and a large
, and enthusiastic crowd gathered at te
station. The President made a speech
from tho r.-ar platform, and afterwards
shook hands with all within reach.
The train left at *fc3o p. __ for Los Anee
SAX DIEOO IX HO-EDAT API'KARAXi'K.
B_s Diego, April2l.—The city presents
a gala-day appearance, and grand prepar
ations are being made for the President's
reception here on Thursday. General
Eli H. Murray left for Los Angeles this
evening to escort the Presidential party
from that city to San Diego, which on Its
arrival will be immediately taken to the
Hotel Del Coronado.
Clifton (A. T.), April SL—Advices
from Lord-burg, state tliat tho President
ial train arrived at 3-30 P. M., and was
met at tho depot by the entire town.
Postmaster Keasle, oil behalf of the citi
zens, handed President Harrison a ease
Of elegant specimens of silver ore. mined
in tin- vicinity, and inscribed: "Protec
tion tothe Chief Industry of Our Terri
tories; Give us Free Coinage of Silver."
The President responded: "T thank
you very much for this elegant souvenir,
and assure you thai due care will be
taken of your best interests,"
Tlie speech was received with throe
cheers, other members of the party
were introduced and greeted with cheers.
THE OOVEBNOB AT COLTON-.
Colton, April ».— Governor Mark
ham arrived here this evening en route to
Yuma, to meet the President. Great
preparations aro being made for the
President's reception bere to-morrow.
THE I'KIAI'EXT's MOVEMENTS CHANGED.
San F&AKCISCO, April 'Jl.—President
Harrison has definitely sotted tho ques
tion of his movements In this city and
elsewhere from Saturday night. April
23th, to Monday morning, May 4th. The
committee appointed on Saturday night
last to get aa boar or two additional for
Sacramento sent a strong telegram to the
President to-day, and received his
answer. He maps out the programme
which he says he wants "strictly adhered
Tho programme is as follows: Arrive
here on tho night Of April 2.".th; a public
reception will be held for two hours at
tiie pavilion; Andl 2<ith, rest; April27th,
drive to tiie park, review of school child
ren at |he park, lunch at the Cliff House
return via the Presidio, and at nighl an
official reception; April 28th, excursion
on the bay and launch ofthe Monterey at
4:JO o'clock i\ .m; night, dinner with Sen-
ator Stanford; April 29th and 30th. Palo
Alto, Monterey and Santa Cruz; return
Friday morning. May Ist, at U):15. Re
view of the children's* May-day festival
at the pavilion, and reception to the
Grand Army of the Republic; night,
bauquet. Leave for Sacramento at 12:15
Saturday morning. May 2d, and remain
iv Sacramento from Sto 10 o'clock. Re
turn to Oakland at 1 o'clock in the after
noon, and arrive in this city at 4:1")
o'clock. Rest Saturday night and Sun
day, and on Monday morning depart for
The programme changes tho grand ban
quet from Saturday night, May 2d, to
Friday night, May* Ist; does away with
the Grand Army reception on Friday
night, may Ist, and divides Saturday,
May 2d, originally given entirely to Oak
land, between that' city and Sacramento.
Five Hundred Pinkorton Men Sent to
tho Coke Regions.
PlTTsm-RG, April 21.—Four carloads of
heavily armed Pinkorton guards arrived
at the coke regions to-day. It is thought
these men are to tako the place of the
militia as the Governor will not allow
tlie National Guard to be used to evict
THE STRIKERS AXORV.
SroTi-DAi.E (Pa.). April 21. -The strikers
are very angry over the news that 500
Pinkorton men will be placed on guard
in this region to-morrow. Their coming
I means further troublo, which will cer
tainly follow, owing to the hatred iv
! which they are hold.
; A meeting Of the Executive Board of
! tho Mine-workers this evening made
preparation in financial and othor ways
to prolong the tight.
Five hundred or six hundred Italians
are also on the way here to tako the places
of the strikers, and this causes more bit
A dispatch from L'niontown says a
noted Socialist named Jonos is coining
into tho region to-morrow to hold mass
! meetings. The labor leaders say they are
| not in sympathy with him, 'but it is
I known that the Socialists are the most
determined of tho strikers.
DETROIT STREET-RAILWAY STRIKE.
Detroit, April 21.—Some of the lines
of the Detroit street railway are com
! pletely tied up this morning, and others
are running under polico protection, as
; the retult of the strike of 150 conductors
i and drivers.
The trouble was caused by the railway
officials refusing to reconsider their do
j cision in regard to tho discharge of sov
| eral employes and in regard to a change
in the method of the payment of wages.
It is thought the troublo will bo short
lived and will end in the total rout ofthe
men whose action is considered ill-ad
No cars are running to-night, but the
company asserts that the back-bone of
the strike is broken, aud that they will
be all right to-morrow.
RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS.
A Gold Medal to lie Presented to tho
Most Efficient Clerk.
Washington, April 21.—The General
Superintendent of the Railway Mail
Service will present a gold medal to the
clerk in the whole service who makes,
during tlie year ending December 31,
1891, the best examination record.
Tlie rules are : First—The examination
will bo upon thoso States for which tho
clerk competing distributes mail when
on regular duty. Second—Clerks below
class the, after having passed upon the
States regularly distributed by them
Will take up such other States, aa "are dis
tributed by the clerks in higher grades
upon their own lines, after wnich they
can make their own selection from such
other States as may be distributed in
their own division, and after that may
make a selection from adjoining divis
ions. Third—Only the last examination
upon any scheme or State will be placed
to the credit of the clerk competing.
Fourth—Tlie knowledge of connections
and obedience of orders will bo its prime
considerations in making tho award.
Fifth—None but a clerk regularly em
ployed in the railway postoffices can com
pete for this medal.
The Situation Becoming Critical.
MOUHT Pleasant (Pa.), April 21.—
During the evictions at Morewood this
afternoon, many exciting scenes occurred.
At the house of Martin Wergenski, the
deputies wore attacked by a woman mob
of tliree hundred people on the outside
and had to be dispersed by tlio militia.
Affairs at .Morewood are somewhat criti
cal at tiiis hour (midnight.i Early in the
evening crowds of strikers broke in the
windows of tho houses from which the
people were evicted and began dancing.
The dance will likely end with a tight.
Birmingham (Ala.), April 21.—Some
body removed tho fish-plates and caused
the rails to spread, wrecking the pas
senger train on tlie Alabama and Great
Northern Railroad early this morning.
near Springville. The engineer ami lire
man woro scalded to deafen, but none of
tiie passengers woro injured. It is not
known who the miscreants are.
Little Rock (Ark.), April 21. —A
family moving from Tennessee to Texas
were poisoned while in camp in Boone
County by a centopede being accidentally
boiled in their codec. The mother and
two small children are dead, and the
father and two other children are seri
Six Men Fright fully .Burnett.
BBABDOCB l Pa.), April 21.—8y an ex
plosion of gas in the Edgar Thompson
Steel Works to-day, six men wore fright
fully bamed. Throe will die.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
D. Hijnnan, of Winters, is spending a few
days In the city.
The many friends of Mr. A. S. Hopkins will
be pained to learn that he ia seriously il' He
litis not been in good health Ibr a* vcar or
more, but on Sunday night last lie* hart a
severe hemorrhage of da- stomach, vhieh has
left him very weak. Last evening he was
resting easily, but his family ieel much anx
iety about him.
The Boy Soprano.
By permission of tho Vicar Choral of
Wistmlnster Abbey, the London soprano
solo boy, Master Frederick Williams,
will give concerts in St. Paul's Church
Monday afternoon and evening next, as
sisted hy Mr. Harris, organist, and oth
ers, liis success in San Francisco has
been very groat and in musical and choir
circles he has been all the rage. Hois Eng
land's representative hoy soprano soloist.
He is but 10 years of aire, but interprets
the most difficult arias in the great orato
rios with marvelous sweetness, power
and brilliancy. He is indorsed by Dr.
Martin, of St. Paul's Cathedral, Poarco.
the composer, of Cambridge, and Turpin,
editor of the London Musical Standard,
all high authorities, as a singer of beauty
and purity of voice, artistic [phrasing,
clear articulation, and a treble of great
beauty in tho quality of its tone.
In a Bad Fix.
"Why is that you treat me with such
disdain?" asked a young society beau of
a married lady.
"As long as you aro not on good terms
with my husband I cannot possibly treat
" This is a horrible dilemma," respond
ed the gilded youth, "if you show me
any attention your husband ictuses to
Speak to me, and unless h<~- is friendly
you give me tho cold shoulder. I never
was in such a fix."
THE GRAND ARMY.
Preparations Completed for the
Encampment at Santa Cruz.
ANNUAL MEETING OP THE STATE
BOARD OF TRADE.
Excitement on 'Change Over a Rise in
Wheat—A Partner of Shinn and
Dorsey Sontoucod to San Quentin
for Twenty Years—Tlio Blood Horse
Association Races Resumed—Ter
rible Accident to a Domestic In
Special lo the Record-Union.
Sajtta Ckuz, April 21.— The annual
encampment of the Orand Army of tl
Republic convenes in this city to-morrow,
conjointly with a meeting and annual
convention of the Women's Relief Corps.
i The city is profusely and beautifully
I decorated in honor of the event. Allar
l rangements arc complete for tlie entcr
i tainment of the delegates, a large number
of whom arrived this evening. There
will be a reception al the pavilion to-mor
row evening, a grand parade on Thurs
day, and a camp-fire on Friday evening,
in addition to the business meetings of
the or ler.
STATE BOARD OF TRADE.
Proceedings of tiie Meet ins Held at
s.in Francisco Yesterday.
San I'hanircsco, April 21.—At the reg
ular meeting of the Slate Board of Trade
to-day, Vice-President W. IT. Mills pre
In relation to exhibits it was said that as
the season advances and the Stale gathers
her harvest in all its diversity, the board
will be aide to present a liner and a more
beautiful exhibit than over before.
J. A. Morrissey oi' Stockton of tho Spe
cial Standing Committee reported that
j half the basement of the new Crocker
building maybe secured for an exhibi
Incidentally the World's Fair exhibit
was discussed. Mr. Mills asserted confi
dently that unless a collective display be
made at Chicago, that the appropriation
cannot be used legally, for the display
cannot otherwise be classed as a Califor
On motion of W. 11. Mills, Messrs.
Irish, Chipman, Beach, Hutchinson. Da
vis, Mills and Boggs were appointed a
committee to report on tho value of irri
gation-district bonds, the report to be
such that it may be of information to cap
Tho Executive Committee proceeded to
elect a General Manager. John Q. Brown
(present incumbent), E. 11. Smith and E.
W. Muslin were proposed. Eighteen
votes were cast, of which Maslin received
nine, Brown six and Smith three. Mas
lin was declared elected, thus unseating
Brown, who has held the position for
three aud a half years.
Heavy Transactions and a Ileavv Rise
San Francisco, April 21.—The local
wheat market rose to §1 03} this morning
but tho feeling was easier later in tho
day. Some heavy transactions took placo
on 'Change, and the shorts seemed quite
as active as the longs. A rumor on tho
stroet to the effect that a broker had
failed developed tho fact that S. W. Sears,
a member of the board, had been caught
short, and that some of his contracts have
been bought in. It could not be termed
a failure, all his engagements having
been filled to date. Under existing
arrangements, it is almost impossible for
a broker to fail for any great amount.
He is compelled to cover his margins by
a cash payment as tbe market advances
or declines, and if the rule of tho
exchange were carried out the money
would be deposited in bank subject to "a
call on settlement accounts.
ROYAL AKCII MASONS.
Tne Grand Chapter Convenes in An
San Francisco, April 21.—The Grand
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons met this
morning. In the opening meeting of the
annual session representatives were pres
ent from sixty-five subordinate chapters.
The steady growth of the Order during
i tho year was reported, and the finances
are in a gratifying condition.
The afternoon session was devoted to
balloting for the ensuing year, with the
following result: Milton ilills Mvrick
of San Francisco. Grand High Priest;
! William B. Davis of Sacramento, Deputy
("rand High Priest; Charles R. Gritman
of Napa, Grand King; Ellison L. Craw
ford of Georgetown, Grand Scribe; 11. T.
Graves of San Francisco, Grand Treas
urer; Thomas 11. Caswell of San Fran
cisco, Grand Secretary.
BLOOD HORSE RACKS.
A Large Crowd Attends tho Meeting
at San Francisco.
San Francisco, April 21.—The Blood
Horse Association races were resumed
to-day, with a fast track and a largo at
The first race, the Stanford purse,
three-year-olds and upward, one and one
eighth miles, Rinfax won, Kylo second
Second race, Simpson purse, two-year
olds, tive furlongs, Yo Tambeau won,
Dolly McCone second. Time, 1:02}.
Third race, nurse of £400, throe-year
olds, seven-eignths of a mile. Rosebud
won, Acclaim second. Time, 1:2')"..
Fourth race, Racine stakes, two-vear
olds, three-fourths of a mile, Centella
won, Harold second. Time, 1:16.
Two Ranchers Settle a Dispute With
San Francisco, April 21.—A Chroni
cle's Fresno special says: Sylvester. Tira
do and Francisco Olives fought a duel
yesterday at Cantua Canyon, eighty miles
from Fresno. Olives was killed, and
Tirado has been arrested and taken to
The men owned adjoining sections of
land, and had had numerous disputes
about trespassing cattle, and finally
agreed that tho next time they met they
would light it out. Both were armed
with revolvers, and commenced bring at
ea.-h other at a distance of forty yards.
They closed in, and at twenty yards
Tirado scut a bullet through Olives' neck.
Eureka (CaL), April 21.—"Much con- I
cern is expressed at the present condition
of Humboldt Bay. Tho mail and Gov
eminent supply steamers havo been de
tained for several days on account of tho j
shoal channel. The Chamber of Com- /
merce last night considered a memorial |
asking the "Secretary of War to innneili
ately use the available residue of the ap- j
propriation to protect the north slip. Tho
matter was hold over till Major lleur is I
consulted. The pilots and steamer Cap
tains united in urging Immediate meas
ures to relieve the threatened commerce
of the port.
Olsen Murder Trial.
Merced, April 21.—1n the Olsen case
to-day the time was occupied in tho cross
examination of Dr. Sherman, micro
scopical expert. A sensation was caused
by the Btatement of Richai-d Reynolds
that he saw a man pass a package to one
of the jurors whilo the attention of the
court was occupied by the lawyers. The
juror hastily concealed the package. Rey
nolds has been summoned to appear be
fore tlie court to-morrow, and tho matter
will be investigated.
Shinn and Dorsey's Partner.
Pt.acervii.lk, April 21.—John Woods
has been sent to San Quentin for twenty
years for burglary, lie entered Shep
herd's store at Georgetown ia February
last. and also had a prior conviction in
Alameda in 1870 agaist him. Ho was
formerly associated with Shinn and Dor
sey, the stage robbers, and prevailed upon
the -Judge to send him to San Quentin as
Shinn and Dorsey were at Folsom, and
ho feared troublo if sent there.
General Roger at Vancouver.
Yancovvkii (Wash.), April 21.—-Gen
oral Ruger arrived this morning and as
sumed command of the Department of
the Columbia. A salute was tired in ac
cordance with tiie custom upon his ar
rival, after which the officers of the post
and department staff were received by
the General, it is considered probable
that General Kautz will be put in com
mand of this department until his retire
ment next January.
Portland (Or.), April 21. — Helen
Christen, a domestic employed at the resi
dence of Joseph Holder, in Sunny-ids,
met with a terrible accident last night
which will doubtless prove fatal, she
was engaged In ironing clothes and acci
dentally upset a lighted lamp, which ex
ploded, setting fire to her clothes and
completely enveloping her in flames. Be
fore the flames could be smothered her
clothing was entirely consumed and her
flesh was fearfully burned.
Marysville, April 21.—A barn be
longing to T. A. Galbraith of Sutter
County was burned this morning. Loss,
§1,500; no insurance.
A Deputy United States Marshal is in
town to-day serving aubpenaes on several
witnesses to appear before the United
States Grand Jury at San Francisco on
Friday, when T. J. Riley will be exam
ined for embezzlement while Deputy
Postmaster of Marysville two years ago.
Southern California Editors.
Los AWoei.ks, April 21.—The Southern
California Editorial Association have
elected their President, Scipio Craig, and
11. Z. Osborne, editor of the Los Angeles
Evening Express, delegates to the National
Press Convention at St. Paul, July 14th.
They will co-operate with the Northern
Calilornia Editorial Association to bring
tlie session of the National Association to
California next year.
Fourth of July.
Redwood City, April 21.—Extensive
efforts are being undertaken in Redwood
< ity for the celebration of the Fourth of
July. At a meeting last night over $500
was subscribed. It is intended to make
it a county affair. Suite Senator Frank
Mc< rowan, of Humboldt County, will de
liver tho oration.
Barn and Horses Burned.
Tracy, April 21.—John Chrisma's barn
was burned this afternoon. Four horses
were burned to death and about ten tons
of hay lost. No insurance.
Chrysanthemums in Japan.
Ot all the blooming plants that adorn
Japanese gardens, the chrysanthemum is
tho one most carefully cultivated. Its
blossoms aro regarded as symbols of
longevity, and the ninth month, accord
ing to tho old lunary calendar, was called
"the month of chrysanthemums," and
special festivals were kept for the purpose
of seeing the beautiful national flower. In
fact tho Japanese imperial coat of arms
is nothing else than a chrysanthemum of
The rich employ special gardeners to
cultivate the plants in their parks, and
the poor delight themselves by purchas
ing some in pots for a few cents. In "tho
month of chrysanthemums there is not a
house in the whole empire where tho
dwellers do not havo some species of this
tiiis flower. But the Tokio populace
havo peculiar tastes. They resort to a
street called Dangozaka, whore it has bo
come a custom from ancient days to have
the chrysanthemum flowers arranged in
the shapes of human beings and of tho
lower animals. Tho street is situated on
the slope of a hill. As you approach it
flags and banners of various colors
beckon you to come, and as
you enter tho street the show
keepers invito you to see their skill.
You pay the admission fee of a few cents,
and arc led by a man who explains to you
the scenes exhibited, Which represent
some acts of a drama. Tho costumes of
the personages aro made of chrysanthe
mums, and their faces, Which are carved
in wood and plastered, represent the faces
ofthe most celebrated actors of the time.
The illustrations represent the Btreet
scenes, the sign-boards of the shows be
ing made of flowers; the first scene ofthe
forty-seven ronins, Ogiya-Kumngayc,
which is exhibited on a revolving stage
that is to say, the stage rests on a pivot,
and is turnod by meu under the floor to
change the scenes; Miyamoto Musashi
killing a devil with his sword; and Kiku
jido. the nymph of chrvsanlhemums.
Those figures are flrst made of bamboo
frames, and thou the chrysanthemums, in
pots, are fastened to the frames in such a
manner that the steins and pots cannot be
seen by the visitors. The flowers form
ing tlie figures therefore, having roots,
last about a month. Some showmen went
so far last year as to introduce phono
graphic reprodin-tions of tho voices of tho
actors whom the figures represent. On
clear days the street is crowded by old
and young, who regard the shows as one
ofthe important events of the year.—
Sir Christopher Wren could never have
dreamed of tlie amount ot money thai, in
future generations would bo expended
on churches to afford the conveniences
which, in these days, are considered nec
essary for ordinary comfort. It is said
thats2s,ooois tho cost of introducing tlio
new system of heating in Trinity Church
in this city. To afford opportunity for
the introduction of the improved system
of heating, hy moans of indirect radiation,
it was required tliat every piece of tiling
in tiie church should be removed. When
this was accomplished trenches four feet
deep, and nearly as many in width, were
dug in tlie several aisles, in front, of the
chancel, and at the rear of tho church. In
these trenches conduits were built, by
means of which hot air will bo conveyed
to all parts of the edifice. Beneath each
pew a small iron pipe is inserted, con
nected with the conduit, through which
the heat will bo distributed to a radiator,
concealed from view by a molding of gal
vanized iron, painted to correspond with
the woodwork, at tho base of the pews
fronting upon tho aisles. Instead of ob
taining tho power required for operating j
the new system from tho Steam-Heating j
Company, tho Trinity Corporation will
put in a plant of its own.— Architecture
About the only farm work that cannot
now successfully be done bY machinery
is husking corn. It is still done about
the same old way.
WHOLE NO. 15,449.
THE DARK CONTINENT.
British Settlers Preparing for a
Fight With the Portuguese.
GUNGUNHAMA ASKS POR ENGLISH
Mtlltary Circles in London Excited
Over tho Refusal of a Battalion of
the (.roundler Guards to Obey an
Order to Parndo in Full Marching
Order—lnfluenza Raging In London
—A Majority or tho Inmates of a
Largo Hotel Down With tho Dis
Special to the Record-Union.
London, April 21.—Advices from Cape
Toarn confirm the statement previously
cabled that the British settlers iv Mash
onaland and Minacaland are everywhere
preparing for a light with the Portuguese.
Gungunhama has sent messages repudia
ting allegiance to Portugal and asking to
be taken under the protection of the
English. The chief is said to be deeply
enraged at the ahduetion by the Portu
guese of two of liis sons and one daughter
as hostages. The sons were taken to
Portugal to be educated and tlie daughter
is detained at Mozambique. Gungun
hamawas frightened into submission at
first, but a British trader lias informed
him thai tho Portuguese would not dare
to injure tho children, and now he wants
The young Chief Fmbati of Cungun
hama's kraal, to whom the daughter was
to have been married shortly, has already
started with a band of warriors to fight
the Portuguese. The British South Afri
can Company's leading representatives
in London have held a meeting to discuss
the Sonth African question. Opinion
was freely expressed that unless Portugal
promptly ceased her high-handed meas
ures the company would have to tako
action in defense of its charter rights.
THE NATIVES REVOLT.
London, April 21.—The natives id" Por
tuguese Guinea, on the west coast of
Africa, revolted and hoisted the French
Hag. In battles with tlie Portuguese tho
rebels routed them, killing -ioo native
levies and four Portuguese ollicers.
IMMKDIATK XX lI.ANA TION DEMANDED.!
London, April 21.—The Proas Associa
tion announces that Lord Salisbury hafl
directed Sir George Glynn Petre, British
Minister at Lisbon, to demand from tho
Portuguese Government an immediate
explanation ot' the seizure of British ves
sels at Beisa, and if respose is not satis
lactry, Lord Salisbury will insist upon
MILITARY C-BCIJSg EXCITED.
The Grenadier (.nurds Refuse to Oboy
an Order to Parade.
London, April 21.—There was great
excitement in military circles this morn
ing, when the men of tho Third battalion,
Grenadier Guards, quartered at Chelsea
Barracks in tiiis city, refused to obey an
order to parade in full marching order.
The oldest members are tlie more discon
tented portion of the battalion. The men
having tho longest terms of service woro
placed under arrest and an investigation
into the cause of the mutiny was com
menced. The men declare that they
have been long subjected to a series of ex
cessively annoying drills, for which
thero is no cause or reason. They say
tho drills are not ordered with a view of
perfecting the battalion in military ma
neuvers or in the manual of arms, but
solely for tho convenience of their offi
THE FISHERIES QUESTION.
Belief That the Conference Has Como
to an Understanding.
London, April 21.—1t is currently re
ported that the conference between tho
Newfoundland delegates and Lords Salis
bury and Knutsford has been of a satis
factory character, and promises a prac
tical and definite agreement—both sides
St. John's (N. P.), April 21.—0n Satur
day many Newfoundlanders in schoou
ers assembled in the bay of Deste, deter
mined to sell herring to the fishermen of
St. Pierre. The bait cruiser interfered,
and tho fishermen resisted some of tho
cruiser's crew being injured. Tlie fishcr
meu are rioting and threatening. Tho
troublo was evidently instigated by St.
St. Pierre influence. The Government
has despatched more steamers.
Killed His Family and Snleidod.
London, April 21.—A farmer named
Bonn, in a province of Austria, to-day
killed his wife and four childron with a
hatchet, and then hanged himself, be
caused of financial troubles.
Learning to Walk.
People sometimes ask: At what age can
we seat a child in a chair ; when put him
on his legs ; how old must ho be beforo
wo teach him to walk? The answers are
easy. He must not bo mado to sit up till
lie has spontaneously sat up in his bod
and has been able to hold his seat. This
sometimes happens in the sixth or seventh
month, sometime:- later. This sitting po
sition is not without danger, even when
betakes it himself; imposed prematurely
upon him, it tires the backbono and may
interfere with tlie growth, so the child
should never be taught to stand or to
walk. This is liis alfair. not ours. Placo
him on a carpet in a healthy room or In
tlie open 'br, and let him play in freedom,
roll, try to go ahead on his hands and
feet, or go backward, which ho will do
more successfully at first - it all gradually
strmgthens and hardens him. Some day
he will manage to get upon his kneos.
another day go forward upon them, and
then to raiso himself up against the
chairs. Ho thus learns to do all ho can,
as fast as lie can, and no more.
But, they say, he will be longer in
learning to walk if ho is loft to go on his
knees or liis hands and feet indefinitely.
What difference does it make if, explor
ing tiie world in this way, he becomes
acquainted with things, learns to estimato
distances, strengthens Ids legs and back,
prepares himself, in short, to walk better
when he gets to walking? The im
portant thing is, not whether he walks
now or then, but that he iearns to guido
himself, to help himself and to have con
fidence in himself. I hold, without ex
aggeration, that education of the chaiao
ter is going on at the same time with
training in locomotion, and that tho way
one iearns to walk is not without moral
importance.— Popular Science Monthly.
Mr. Dana's salary as editor of the New
York Sun has been increased from $25,000
to $50,000 a year; that of his son Paul from
§150 a week to §15,000 yearly; and a simi
lar increase from a like sum was made
for Chester Lord, the managing editor.
Business Manager Laffan's stipend was
increased to §25,000 a year. The Sun is
said to have made moro money last year
than in any other year of its existence.