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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 136.
QUAY STEPS DOWN.
Ko Longer Chairman of the Re
publican National Committee.
TREASURER DUDLEY ALSO RESIGNS
The Collector of Customs of New
York Resigns Ills Office Because,
lie Claims, the Department at
"Washington Allows IQm to Exer
cise No Authority Over Matters
Connected With the Office.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, July 29.—The National
Republican Executive Committee met
here this afternoon. Of the thirteen mem
bers, there were present but seven—Chair
man M. S. Quay of Pennsylvania, Vice- !
Chairman J. S. Clarkson of lowa, Secre- !
tary J. S. Fassett of New York, Treas
urer W. W. Dudley of Indiana, Samuel
Fessenden of Connecticut, Garrett A.
Ilobart of New Jersey, and J. M. Haynes
The lirst business was the consideration
of accounts growing out of the last cam
paign, submitted by Treasurer Dudley.
Colonel Scott of Omaha made a speech
in favor of holding the next Republican
National Convention in that city. A largo
mass of correspondence was also laid be
fore the committee.
Many activo politicians in different
parts of the country had suggestions to
make and conclusions to draw, from the
outcome of the last Congressional elec
tion. Some pointed out the dangers of
the Alliance in their States, and sub
mitted ingenious plans to meet its threat
ened inroads on the party's strength.
Others referred to various grievances and
the cause of dissatisfaction among Re
publicans, which might be overcome by
Nome discussion followed as to the time
and place of meeting of the full National
Republican Committee, and it was finally
decided to intrust tho selection of a place
of meeting and the exact date to Chair
man Quay and Secretary Fassett. with a
proviso that the meeting shall take place
i:i November. The time-honored custom
of allowing six months' notice of the
meeting of" the nominating convention is
to be observed. This action is an indica
tion that tho next National Republican
Convention wiU be held not later than
After electing W. J. Campbell of Illi
nois a member of the committee, in place
of George Davis of tho same State, the
committee took a recess for two hours.
Tho evening session was held with
closed doors. The lirst business was the
consideration of the following letter:
"Wash inoton, July 29th.
"7io.i. J. sioat Fkueett, Secretary of the i
National Republican, Committee —Dear I
Sir: This is to apprise you that I have j
to-day forwarded to Hon. ;William An- i
drews, Chairman of the Republican State j
Committee uf Pennsylvania, my resigna- j
tion as a member of the Republican Na- I
tionai Committee from that State. Yours '
truly, M. EL Qvay."
Upon motion of Mr. Clarkson tho fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
li ltcsolred. That we accept, against our
judgment, and with much doubt as to
the wisdom and expediency of it for the
party's interest, the action of Senator
Quay in his resignation as Chairman and
member of the National Committee. In j
submitting to it with so much reluctance i
and regret, we desire to express from
oar-own knowledge of facts his promi- j
nent service to the party our sense of
deep obligation, under which he has 1
placed tho Republican party, and tho j
cause of good government and j
patriotism in the United States. j
lie undertook the leadership of'
the doubtful cause in a time
when the Republican party was dis- j
heartened and the Democratic party con
fident in power of the supreme control in
the Government and Nation, and when
the odds of the contest were against our
party, and by his matchless power, un
equalled skill in resources, and genius
to command victory won for his party an
unprecedented victory, in the face of ex- j
pooled defeat. We know, as no one else !
can know, that tho contest which lie
waged was one of as much honor and \
fair methods as ot" invincible power and I
triumphant victory, and that it was
largely won by the power of his supreme
generalship and unfailing strength as a
political leader. I n the great contest of i
1888, in months of severe effort and dur
ing years ot" close personal association !
with him, we have learned to know tho j
nobility of the man, and we desire in this i
conspicuous manner to place on public •
record for the present and future, as an
answer to the partisan assault ofade-l
(bated enemy oar testimony m spprecis-
Uon of his pnblic services and personal
The Auditing Committee reported that
after a thorough Inspection all money
«ss found fully accounted for. and re- j
commended that the Treasurer's accounts
be approved and the committee express
to him its sense of great obligation for j
this faithful and efficient services.
The Chairman then read the following
letter, dated at Washington:
M3_V> the Executive Committee cf the Be- \
publican National Committee Dbab]
Fi.ii.NDs and Associates: Inasmuch
ss yon are about to reorganise the Execu
tive Committee for the Immediate pro
montory work of the approaching Presi
dential election in LBB2, and as my > >usi
ness engagements will demand all my
time and attention during the coming
. ■ :tr, 1 am compelled to sever the pleas- ;
Sttt relations which havo existed and still
exist between us. I therefore tender my]
resignation as Treasurer of your commit- ;
i ■'• and of the Republican National Com
mittee. Respectfully yonrs,
"\\. W. DUDLEY."
The committee immediately adopted
"/.' iolved, While wo are left by Mr.
Dudley's own Wish no other course than
to consent to his retirement from the
committee, ws feel that lus action de
prives tho committee and the party of the
In valuable and loyal services of one who
has proved himself one of the able., and
most faithful mi n of his time in every
field Of honorable contest and patriotic
purpose as a soldier, winning in his 1
hood the stars of a General in the Union :
army, ss a public official, serving with
equal f:dehty his country in prom
inent places, and iii the political
field with hke smbition for the
nation's gone.. ;!■• has proved him
always worthy the respect and ftdutir •
tion of his country men. in h.s whole
public, career in ""tft.finh ger.
and with generous nature he has
given freely timi and labor, never thii
Ing of private profit or persons] emolu
ment. His whole lift! is Eenerous pi
of his manliness, purpose and patriotism
ps a citizen. Speaking from what we
know of his rare abilities and unusual
devotied to th-. party and country, we
would express this grateful evidence
what we know the Republican party
owes him for his services In so many of
Its contests, and especially in the mem
orable struggle in 1888. We part from
him officially with sincere regret, and in
doing so put on the records of the com- ;
mittee tliis expression of the party's
gratitude and porsoual friendship In |
which we know he will so worthily be
The resignations of Chairman Quay
and of Treasurer Dudley were then for
mally accepted and laid on the table, sub
ject to approval by the full Republican
National Committee at the next meeting.
Mr. Clarkson was elected Chairman of
the Executive Committee, and Mr. Ho
bart Vice-Chairman, in place of Mr.
Clarkson. The Chairman was author
ized to select a Treasurer to succeed Dud
ley. Tho Committee then adjourned.
He Resigns His Ofllce Because Power
"Was Taken From Him.
New York, July 29.—Collector Joel
B. Erhardt this morning announced that
he had tendered his resignation as Col
lector of the Port of New York. The
Collector refused to give any reasons for
his action. The resignation is to take
effect August Ist. The resignation has
been in the hands of the President for
several weeks, but he has taken no offi
cial action on it.
WHY HE RESIGNED.
New York, July 29.—Collector Erhardt
has givcm out in reply to various ques
tions put to him touching his resignation
of the Collectorship, the following state
ment: "I resigned because tho Collector
has been reduced to a position where ho
is no longer an independent officer, with
authority commensurate with his re
sponsibility. I have given bonds for
8200,000. I have received for the Govern
ment during the twenty months last past
§322,097,135, and a small time was per
sonally responsible for enormous values
in money and merchandise. My duties
are necessarily performed through about
1,500 employes. lam not willing to con
tinue to be responsible for their conduct
unless I can have proper authority over
them. The recent policy of the Treas
ury Department has been to control the
details of the customs administration at
the port of New York from Washington
at the dictation of a private individual,
having no official responsibility. The
Collector is practically deprived of
power, while he is left subject to all re
sponsibility. Tho office is no longer in
dependent, and I am therefore obliged to
take this action."
Cape May, July 29.—The President
has accepted the resignation of Joel D.
Erhardt as Collector of tho Port of New-
York, and has designated J. Sloat Fas
sett of Elmira, N. V., as his successor.
Mrs. Searles' Funeral.
Lawrence (.Mass.), July 29. — The
funeral services of Mrs. Mark Hopkins-
Searlos were held to-day at the mansion
in Methuen. The funeral was strictly
private, none but those having invita
tions being admited to the house or
grounds. Tlie services were conducted
by Rev. Charles Sweet, rector of St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, assisted by
Rev. Charles S. Oliphant. The remains
were taken in the afternoon to the mag
nificent tomb just completed in tho
Methuen Cemetery, opposite the late
residence of the cteceased. Whether or
not this will be the final resting place of
the body, Searles declined to state.
Eons Distance Conversation Machine.
Buffalo, July 29.—C. V. Broughton,
Secretary and Manager of the Buffalo
Seal and Press Works, is working on an
electrical machine for conversation at
j long distances. He is not yet prepared to
I give out the details of his plan, as the
I foreign patents have not yet been ob-
I tamed. He lias been at work on the
j scheme for a year, and has spent 34,000.
| The medium used is electricity. It is not
I a system of* signals, he says, nor any
i thing of the kind. The President's rnos- j
j sago or tho coutouts of a newspaper may !
be transmitted to a vessel ten miles dis
tant with ease. Ho will be ready very
soon to show its operations to the world.
An Armory Badly Damaged by Fire.
Chicago, July 29.—Tho Second Regi
! ment Armory, on Lake Front, was badly
j damaged by fire this morning, and a
! large number of uniforms and arms were
| entirely ruined by fire and water. The
I Hibernian Rifles and A Troop of tho
! First Cavalry also loso their accoutre
j ments. The losses will exceed $25,000.
The firemen had a dangerous fight, as
j the regimental powder magazine is in the
! building, but by a plentiful use of water
they succeeded in Keeping the fire away
j from it.
Battery D Armory adjoining escaped
Crackers Coins: Up.
Chicago, July 29.—A dispatch from
Omaha says: It has been announced
here that the New York Biscuit Com
i pany has sold and leased its factories at
i Minaha, Denver, Cedar Rapids and Dcs
Moines to the National Cracker Com
pany, which is composed of stock holders
lof the American Biscuit Company. The
', local managers have also been ordered to
advance prices to the standard. It is fur
ther stated that in future the American
I Company will control the trade west of
j Chicago, and the New York Company
j east of there, thus avoiding competition.
Eastern Ball Games.
Pittsburg, July 29.—G00d all-around
playing made the visitors easy winners
i to-day. Score: Pittsburg 2, Cincinnati
jB. Batteries—Baldwin and Mack; Mul
! lane and Harrington.
Ni.w York, July 29.—80 th clubs
played well. Score: Brooklyn 5, Phila
delphia 4. Batteries—Lovott and Kins
low; Gleason and Clements.
Boston, July 20.—The Boston-New
j York game was postponed on|account of
Sag Harbor (L. I.), July 29.—During
■ circus procession hero to-day the
Peconic Bank was robbed of §3.500. All
j the clerks but one were on the street
J watching the procession, and that one
had Uft his desk to watch the procession
t through the front window. Tho thief
1 entered by the back door, seized a pack- !
ice of money and ran out the same way
hie entered, being soon lost in the crowd.
! Tbe robber has not lx en captured.
Passenger Ti _iln Wrecked.
St. Louis, July 20.—A Republic special
from Seavey, Ark., says: At 1 o'clock to
day a passengi r train on the Iron Moun
tain load was wrecked about s mile south
of Judsonia. Wet weather mado the
roadbed soft, causing the rails to spread.
The train left the track on a curve. sin
gular lo relate, nobody was killed, and
than a dozen injured. It is thought
the injuries ot" none will prove serious.
No Change Probable.
New Yokk, July 2. >.—Kiornan's News
Agency says to-day: Nobody here knows
anything definite about tho Hopkins-
Searles stock- Huntington, who knows
m much '■"' an> _.M.dy. asserts that "Mrs. J
Searles 1 death will cause no change in the
management or the policy of the South
ern Pacific. Mtnh of the talk by tiio
papers in their financial articles is* only
_tnnV has no substantial basis."
sum Jones Jtotten-Egjrod.
Houston (Texas.. .Inly 2.".—While
preaching to a largo audience here to
night, and when in the middle of his dis
course, some peotricon the outside turned
oat I ana rotten-egged Rev. Sam
Jones and his audience, most of whom
were ladies. Th. re is great indignation
i*lt, and trouble may ensue.
•lames Gordon Bennett Indicted.
"may York, July 29.—.Tames Gordon
ett has been indicted for publishing j
j an account of tho Sing Sing electric oxc
| cutiou. [
SACRAMENTO, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1891.
Needham Awarded the Purse in
His Fight With Mahan.
THE LATTER GIVES UP ON ACCOUNT
OP PAIN IN THE HEART.
An Engineer Killed in a Railroad
Tunnel In the Siskiyou Mountains
—The Last Spike Driven on tho
Electric Road Connecting San Fran
cisco and San Mateo Counties—Tho
Hot "Wave at Auburn Broken.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, July 29.—Dany Need
ham of St. Louis and Billy Mahan of San
Francisco met in a fight to a finish for a
$1,500 purse at tho Occidental Club to
night. This was their second meeting,
Needham having defeated Mahan in
forty-three rounds at Seattle last fall.
Mahan weighed 130 and Needham 138
The men lost no time In getting to work,
Mahan cutting the face, while Needham
w.uted to get in a right-hand knock-out.
The latter caught a corker on the nose in
the first, but stopped a rush in the second
with a right that nearly lioored Mahan.
Mahan punished Needham with both
hands in the succeeding rounds, landing
on all portions of the St. Louis boy's
anatomy, while the latter still waited with
his right. Mahan was warned several
times against punching too low, but
claimed that Needham knocked his hand
Needham landed two hard rights in the
ninth, bringing blood to Mahan's nose.
The latter continued to lead, and the first
good exchange came in the eighteenth.
Mahan was then bleeding at the ear, and
was exasperated at Needham's coolness.
The nineteenth was a hot round, and
it looked as if Mahan would tight himself
In tlie twentieth Needham met him
with a left and right, swelling tho left
eye, and bringing blood from the mouth.
Mahan was apparently groggy when the
round closed, while ISeedham seemed as
fresh as at tho beginning.
Needham refrained from pushing mat
ters. Mahan was freshened, but his left
hand jolts did less damage than Need
ham's occasional counters, which seldom
failed to raise a lump or draw blood.
Mahan several times dropped, appar
ently to avoid punishment, and at tho
close of the twenty-ninth he came to the
center of the ring and said he had a terrible
pain under the heart, and it was impossi
ble for him to stand punishment longer,
and he would give up the tight.
Ho was cheered by many of the specta
tors on leaving the ring for the gameness
he had shown during the fight. His face
bore traces of considerable punishment,
while Needham, save for a swelling on
the left cheek and a slight putlinessof
the rib lflesh, was apparently unmarked.
FIGHT UP NORTH.
Watt.a W.u.la .Wash.), July 29.—
Early this morning Billy Pool of St. Paul
| and Sack Bane, an unknown, fought
eleven rounds with gloves just serosa the
i Oregon line. The first two rounds were
I in Bane's favor, but in tho third round
he began to weaken, and in the sixth he
was almost knocked out by Pool. From
that time on the fight was' all in Pool's
favor. At the end of the eleventh round
the referee noticed Bane put something
into his belt, and upon examination it
was found that ho had been using a piece
Jof iron in his right glove. The tight was
immediately awarded to Pool. Bane's
face was badly disfigured.
An Engineer Killed in a Tunnel In the
Ashland (Or.), July 29.—The first seri
ous accident that has occurred on the
Southern Pacific Railroad line in the
Siskiyou Mountains happened to-day,
and resulted in the death of Engineer
Jack Itochefoat, and the serious injury of
Fireman Fitzpatrick. Just as the over
land passenger train had entered the big
tunnel the engine parted from tho train,
and tho coupling chain broke when an
attempt was made to recouple iv tho tun
The train was pulled by two engines,
j and a dense smoke from the rear engine
j enveloped the occupants of the head
engine, and they were not able to endure
it for the fifteen or twenty minutes that
the train was detained in tlie tunnel, and
Engineer Rochefort and his fireman,
Fitzpatick, attempted to climb down
from tho call, but were so nearly suffo
cated that they fell in the darkness,
Rochefort with his left arm across tho
rail. Tbe rear engineer did not know
the condition of the men in the head
engine, and in backing out of tho tunnel
to remedy the coupling the drive-wheel
of the engine ran over and cut off Roche
fort's left arm. Ho was dead from loss of
blood when found.
Fitzpatrick is doing well, and will come
out all right. It was thought several
other trainmen were nearly overcome in
rescuing their comrades, but all come out
A special engine took Company Sur
geon Parson to tho scene upon receipt of
Rochefort has been running on this
division for several years, and was well
liked, He leaves a family.
A Constable Captured Maddux, tho
Nearro, at LodL
Stockton, July 29.—Maddux, who eo
capod recently from the Sacramento jail,
whore he was held as a supposed accom
plice in the murder of Ball at Marysville,
was caught to-day by a Constable at
Antonio Pararagna, the Italian gar
dener who has had a bullet in his brain
for ten years, was to-day sent to the in
sane asylum, where ho has been sent
: several times during the past ten years.
He attempted to commit suicide ten years
ago, when a young man. Tho bullet j
from the pistol entered his skull on the ]
right, above and a little back of the ear. \
If ranged upward and lodged in the brain
near tue crown of the head. It produced i
no effect other than pain, and tho blood
soon ceased to flow from the hole in tho
skull. A few days afterward he Mas
brought in from his father's gardens near
this city and committed to the asylum.
This is the fifih time ho has been arrested
A SALOON QUARREL.
It Ends In One of the Participants Be
ing Mortally Wounded.
San Francisco, July 29.—1n a saloon
quarrel this morning Tony Sehrage and
Richard Ken/.el exchanged several shots.
Tho latter was shot through the leg and
Sehrage was probably fatally wounded.
Sehrage had just returned with Keuzel J
from an extended tour in Mendocino
County and they were presumed to bo the '
Ho states : "I was with a barkeepor,
| whose name I do not know, on California
street, when Kenzcl came up and delib
[/"•ately knocked me down and beat me.
"Shortly after I was in the saloon,
when Kenzel suddenly threw the door
open and drawing a pistol shot me in tho
side, saying, with an oa|., 'Take that:
you have been talking about me.' I had
a pistol, but did not have time to draw it,
and if Keuzel is shot he shot himself."
The Last Spike IMven.
Sax Francisco, July "*_».—The cere
mony of driving the last spike which
connects the counties of San Mateo and
San Francisco by the new electric rail
road, took place near tho So .thorn Pacific
depot at Ocean View at 11:80 this morn
ing. A large number of prominent citi
zens of this city were present, together
with many from* San Mateo County. The
spiko was driven in the rails which cross
the county line by Behrend Joost,
President of the San Francisco and San
I Mateo Electric Railroad Company.
i Henry P. Bowie officiated as Master "of
Ceremonies, and made the opening re
j marks. Roy. E. B. Spaulding delivered
a prayer and William M. Bunker an ad
dress, after which Mr. Joost drove the
Christian Church Meeting.
Santa Cruz, July 29.—Each train to
day has brought now arrivals for the
j State meeting of the Christian Church at
I Garfield Park. Tho following pro
gramme of public services was carried
out to-day: At 9:."J0 a. x.—"The Best
Method of Evangelization and the ( are of
tho Weak Churches," a paper by W. A.
Gardner of Woodland; review, by J. E.
Denton of Santa Cruz, and discussion by
C. B. Ware, R. N. Davis _nd R. L. Mc
i I atten.
At 2 p. m. —"The Atonement," a paper
Y>y J. W. Kelsey of Willows; review, by
W. H. Martin of Fresno; discussion, by
W. Webb, E. R. Childers and P. 1 .
Rowlins. A sermon was preached in the
tabernacle this evening by C. B. Cone of
Preparatory School for Girls.
Mayfif.lp, July 29.—A preparatory
school for girls will be opened on tho
grounds of the Lei and Stanford Junior
i University on the 10th day of September
i under charge of two graduates of the
Harvard Annex, who have also taken
post-graduate studies in the University
of Michigan. The school will prepare
the girls for admission to tho university.
Students will have the benefit of at
tendance on the lectures in the university,
and also have access to tho university
Trcckek, July 29.—At the close of the
| preliminrry examination of Malcolm
! McDougald for the murder of Michael
I Lanahan, Justice Liggett held tho de
: fenda.nt for involuntary manslaughter,
and fixed his bail at §5,000. McDougald
was accused of killing Lanahan by beat
ing him over tho head with a pistol on
the Gth of July, and the examination has
been prolonged over three weeks.
The Hot Wave at An End.
Auburn, July 2. .—The hot wave that
has been with us for about twonty days
is broken. Yesterday the thermometer
ranged from 70° to 90°, or 10 c lower than
it has been for three weeks. It is still
cooler this morning, the thennon%eter
being as low as 00°.
Tho Cloudburst at Austin.
Austin (Nev.), July 29.—The in
clement weather has passed. All availa-
I ble help is at work clearing the streets of
i debris. It is estimated the loss will be
i §0,000. j
OCEAN MAIL SERVICE ACT.
American Steamships to Bun to Blvor
New York, July 9 .— One of the first
and most important results of the passage
of the Ocean Mail Service Act will be the
I establishment of an American line with
the River Platte ports. Ono of the pro
posals of the Postmaster-General calls
for steamers of 5,000 tons from New York
to Buenos Ay res, touching at Montevideo
on tho outward course, and arriving in
eighteen days. These steamers are to
sail once in three weeks, and make seven
teen voyages a year. In returning from
Buenos Ayres they are allowed to stop at
j Santos and Rio, at "the contractors' option.
The voyage from Rio is to be made in
Bids will be made by the New York
and Cuba mail line. li* the bids are ac
cepted three ships exceeding 5,000 tons
each, and capablo of making sixteen
knots, will be built for tho service.
These vessels will be superior in every
respect to any steamships now under the
Tlie European nations have nionopo
j lized tho trade of the Platte countries,
! owing to the lack of direct steam com
munication with New York. American
exporters have been compelled to ship
their goods by sailing vessels, or else
have them transhipped at Hamburg or
Rio, with increased transportation
charges and serious delay. The mail
service has been very bad, requiring any-
I where from thirty to forty days. With
direct steam service by sixteen-knot
ships the mails will go down in eighteen
days, and there will bo a rapid develop
ment of trade.
The Now York and Cuba line has also
j offered a bid for tho Mexican, Havana
j and South Cuban service, in accordance
wiih the revised proposals of the Post
LOST HER WATCH.
A California Woman's Experience
With a Boston' Sharp.
New York, July 29.—A Boston special
says: A young and giddy California
woman is in town, who is ready to tear
her hair out in her mortification at the
publicity which her indiscretions have
iorced upon her. She has a husband, the
Sheriff of one of the most important
counties of California, who is doubtless
wondering why his wife does not return.
Sho is hanging around Boston, hoping to
recover a valuable diamond-studded
watch which was stolen from her under
very peculiar circumstances.
On June 11th she stopped in Boston on
her way home, and put tip at a big West
End hotel. During the evening sho
formed tho acquaintance of an agreeable
young man, and the friendship became
so strong that the young man forgot to go
home. When she awoke about 5 o'clock
In the morning her companion was miss
ing, and her diamond-studded watch and
chain, which had been given to her by
her husband, had gone with him. She
did not daro to return home without the
watch, and reported tho fact to tho pro
prietor of the hotel. He sent for the
police. The fair owner of the missing
watch has advertised a reward of £100 for
CHOKED TO DEATH.
Fatal Ending ot a Quarrel Between
Glencove (L. I.), July 29.—Richard
Undcrhill, a farmer of Glenhead, a vil
lage threo miles from here, recently em
ployed two negroes, David Goncom and
Thomas Channel, to work on his farm.
They roomed together in the upper part
of an outhouse. During last night they
fought in their room, and Channel was
choked to death by Goncom.
Concern, who is covered with wounds,
says because he refused to take a drink
of whisky from a flasd offered by Chan
nel the latter attacked him with a razor.
Finally Goncom succeeded in clinching
his assailant, and was compelled to choke
him to death.
A Wellington, Kas., man sold two
Jirairie dogs last week to a New-York man
THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.
Lord Salisbury Reviews the La
bors of the Present Session.
MUCH ACCOMPLISHED OP BENEFIT
TO THE COUNTRY.
The Church Tarty in Mexico Believed
to Have a Concealed Candidate Who
W Till bo Put Forward to Defeat the
Re-election ol President Diaz—Let
ters From Guatemala Report Two
Attempts to Assassinate President
Special to the Record-Union.
London, July 29.—Lord Salisbury, in a
speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet to
night, reviewed the labors of the present
session of Parliament. He said hard and
valuable work had been dono, and the
obstruction formerly hindering legisla
tion had almost disappeared. He rejoiced
at the passing of the education bill as cal
culated to support a system of religion
which tho people loved.
Regarding Ireland, Lord Salisbury add
the Government had applied a successful
remedy to the evils long suflered there
and could look back on its policy with
satisfaction. Five years ago he had ex
pressed the belief that Ireland must be
governed resolutely. Balfour's success
was largely due to the fact that those
serving under him were assured that
they would be supported and not handed
over to their enemies. Balfour's admin
istration owed its success to persistence
and resolution. [Cheers.] Respect for
the law followed, the people feel
ing resistance to the law futile.
"The Land Act," Lord Salisbury said,
"will be found not to bo a temporary pal
liative, but a permanent cure for the
troubles of many g< .lorations. It would
| draw closee the bond uniting the two
countries. England in the last election
declared against the severance of the
bond, and I believe the decision is irrev
Referring to the foreign powers, Lord
Salisbury said ho never knew a period
when the people were more tranquil. In
South America alone there was a weary
quarrel aud constant disorder. Tlie Eng
lish Government has been pressed to ar
bitrate in the Chilean dispute and in the
adjustment of Argentine linances, but
England could not undertake either task.
Tne Premier spoke of the value of tho
visits of Emperor William and the Prince
| of NapleH in assuring the world of the
fieaceful bias of the great powers, lie
loped in the eourseof a few weeks to wel
come to England the fleet of the French
Republic. [Cheers.] There had been
talk, he continued, of certain treaties
threatening the peace ot'the world, but he
knew nothing of them.
CHILE'S NEW PRESIDENT.
The Insurgents Deny His Right to be
Paris, July 29.—The Chilean Congres
sional party lias issued a statement to the
effect that the election of Viscona as
President of Chile is null and void for
several reasons: Because as President
of the Cabinet he organized a coup de
clat in January last, thus violating the
constitution, because the election was not
carried out in conformation writh the law
relating to elections; because only part of
the country voted, and because the elec
tion occurred during a suspension of the
tribunals charged with the settlement of
Washington, July 29.—Tho Chilean
Congressional envoys deny emphatically
the truth oi the reports from Santiago
to tho effect that thousands of soldiers of
tho Congressional army at Iquique have
refused to leave there when ordered to
Atacama, because they had received no
The Government of Balmaceda, they
assert, has made no progress since the
commencement of the revolution, and
each month since it began has experi
enced a loss. These losses, the envoys
say, have been as follows: In January,
tho navy; in February, the province of
Tar3paea; in March, the province of
Antafogasta; in April, the province of
Tacna; in May, the province of Atacama;
in June, Lobos Guano Islands, and dur
ing tho present month, the Valley of
Los Angeles, July 29.—An officer of
the Charleston gives it as his oxiinion that
if Balmaceda sueeeds in getting his three
ships from France the war will be prac
tically ended. The prospect of their ap
pearance on the Chilean Coast is regarded
with horror by the insurgent party. The
officer also stated that Balmaceda held all
tho southern part of Chile, which is the
food-producing part of the country. The
Congressional party have the northern
part, where the nitrate fields lay, which
are unyielding and profitless at present.
Balmaceda has money, is feeding his
troops and paying them, and can prolong
the war. The Cougressioualists nave no
money and little food and are having a
very hard time.
The officer stated that there was no
money in Iquique. Every firm issues its
own currency. The currency of the
country is paper and it has depreciated to
25 cents on the dollar from the gold stand
ard. Pill-box lids are a medium of circu
lation in Iquique. A round lid is good
for 25 cents, and an oval lid goes for 50
cents. A mercantile firm issuing these
stamps its name upon them and is sup
posed to redeem them in gold coin some
time in the future, and meanwhile honor
them with their face value in goods.
SKAT OF GOVERNMENT REMOVED.
Coquimbo, July 29.—The Junta's seat
of government has been removed from
Iquique to Copiapo. A garrison has
been left at Iquique with an intondeuto
to collect nitrate duties.
A WAR CLOUD.
Belle! That a Great struggle is Soon to
London, July 29.—The opinion of tho
army is practically the opinion of every
influential Russian, and when the officers
of the army talk Avar, and are impatient
of peaco, ewii the Czar is obliged to lis
ten, if not yield. All thd correspondents
agree that the demonstrations at Cron
stadt were of a warlike character. Xo
sentiment was breathed that did not sig
nify an alliance of Russia and France for
war. and, while no reflections were ut
tered on England, in any of tho formal
speeches or addresses, the utmost hostil
ity, mixed with contempt, was expressed,
more especially by the Russians, for Ger
many and the'Kaiser. The general im
pression given to the correspondents was
of a brilliant assemblage, who looked
upon each other and acted and talked as
allies in a grand strugglo soon to come.
Tho grandeur of tho dinner given by
the Czar to the French officers may be
•judged from the fact that 650 pieces of
Eold plate figured on the imperial table,
loth Moscow and St. Petersburg wero
drawn upon for means to make a display
barbaric in its magnificence, and far ex
ceeding the Queen's state dinner to the.
Kaiser. The scene was Oriental rather
than European, and gave sufficient proof
of the vast treasures accumulated by tho
Romanoff family in the course of the
centuries of the empire.
THE CZAll's TELEGRAM.
Paris, July 29.—The text of the Czar's
telegram to President Carnot, in regard to
the visit of the French fleet at Cronstadt.
is as follows: "The presence of the fleet
is fresh testimony of the profound sym
pathy uniting France aud Russia. I have
at heart to express to you my warm satis
faction on this account.''
OUR SISTER REPUBLICS.
Movement on Foot to Defeat Diaz for
President of "Mexico.
St. Louis, July 29.—Late advices from
the City of Mexico to tho Associated
Press say that two American papers,
published in that city, are making con
siderable noiso over the recent letter of so
called Prince Iturbide, which is now
used as a banner cry by the Church
party, who seem to have some concealed
candidate against Diaz, and aro using
this foolish, ignorant boy and his backer,
Verdugo, to cover up appearances.
The creation of three new archbishop
rics aud live new bishoprics by the Pope
is considered significant. The Indians,
who form nine-tenths of the population,
are very loyal to the clergy.
President Diaz is again "well enough to
attend to executive business, but be bears
traces of recent Buffering. 11 is wifo
wishes him to go to Europe for rest, but
his ambition keeps him here, and will for
some time yet.
The pross is more restricted than ever.
The Governors of the different States are
coming here to consult with ex-Presi
dent l.tonzales. All this gives rise to
many rumors. The President is known
' to have had a serious misunderstanding
; with the Minister of Finance.
Letters from Guatemala says two at
tempts have been made on the life of
President Barrillos, and a revolution is
DAY OF MOURNING.
Burial of the Victims of the St. Mando
Paris, July 29. Crowds of people, es
timated at 25,000, gathered this afternoon
at St. Mande to witness the funerals of tho
victims of the railroad disaster of Sun
day. The crowds were so great that it
required the Prefect of the Department
of tho Seino and a strong detachment of
troops to keep the route of tho funeral
Thore were twenty-four hearses in line
from the town hall to the cemetery, and
thousands of mourners followed the
bodies to tho grave. All tho houses at
St. Mande were draped with crape em
blems, half-mast ed Hags and other signs
of general mourning. The air was filled
with the wailing and crying of friends
and relatives of the dead, many women
reaching such a pitch of excitement that
they went into hysterics, while others
Breach of Promise Case.
London, July 29. — The sensational
breach of promise case of Miss Valeric
Wiedmann against Captain Robert Hor
ace Walpole, in which the plaintiff asked
£100,000 damages, and which has been in
and out of the courts more than two
years, resulted on June 17th in a verdict
for 91,500 damages; hut Captain Walpole
took the case to the Court of Appeals, and
to-day that court reversed the verdict of
the lower court, holding that thore was
no corroboration of tho statements that
defendant promised to marry her.
Not a Political Mission.
St. Petersiu _.<., July 29.—Tho Novo
1 Vremya to-day publishes an interview
with Admiral Gervsis, of the visiting
French squadron, in which he declares
that he has not been intrusted with a
political mission to Russia, but only to
convey the friendly sentiments of "the
French Government and its people. The
ente between Russia and France, the
Admiral declares, is analagous to that
between members of tho Dreibund, and
Deaths In tho Alps.
Vienna, July 29.—Albert Fessler, an
opera-singer, aud Anton Mohr, a lace
merchant, who ascended the lofty Sol
steinhutre, in the Tyrolese Alps, refusing
the services of guides, perished of cold
and starvation, having lost their way.
An Italian banker named Anton An
dres has beeu killed by falling over a
precipice while ascending the Sagro Sau
michelo part of the Alps.
London, July 29.—A Geneva paper
says that tho St. Petersburg police re
cently arrested twenty-six officers con
nected with a conspiracy to kill the Czar
and force the Czarowltz to establish a con
stitutional monarchy. The officers, all
but two of whom were nihilists, offered
desperate resistance to tho police, and
seven nihilsts were killed and seven
Pritehard Challenges Mitchell.
New York, July 29.—Tho Police Ga
zette has a special cable from London
saying that Ted Pritehard has challenged
Charley Mitchell to tight for $5,000 and
the championship of England. Pritehard
says he is not going to the United States,
but is willing to light oither Fitzsimmons
or Hall for $5,000 a side and allow ex
Heavy Rains In India.
London, July 29. — Dispatches from
Bombay state that thero have been heavy
rains and serious floods in that presi
dency, and the roads have boon damaged.
Sixty miles of railroad have been in
jured by washouts. The rivers in the
district of Poonah are swollen and thou
sands of acres of land submerged.
The Cahonsly Incident.
Rome, July 29.—The letter of the Pope
to Cardinal Gibbons, in which he con
demns the suggestions of Ilerr Cahonsly
and the St. Raphael Societies in regard to
appointing Roman Catholic Bishops in
the United States of the same nationali
ties as the people to whoso spiritual wants
they minister, has been published here.
Sugar From Cuba.
Havana, July 29.—The amount of
sugar exported from the island from De
cember 1, 1890, to June 30, 1891, to the
United States, is 3,252,000 bags, 22,489
hogsheads and 405,131 tons.
Fourteen Persons Drowned.
Essen (Prussia), July 29.—Fourteen
persons, employes of tho water works
here, were drowned to-day while crossing
the river, by the capsizing of a boat.
London, July 29. — Dispatches from
Mecca state tho death rate from cholera is
140 per day at that placo and thirty daily
Four Men Killed by the Collapse of a
Pittsburg, July 2. .—The puddling de
partment of tho Frankstown mill, on
Second avenue, collapsed this morning,
killing four men and injuring eight
others. The men were engaged in erect
ing a building when the supports gave
away and the entire structure came down
with a crash.
Toledo (O.), July 29.—A boiler ex
ploded in a sash and door factory at Cuui
niings. Will Moore was instantly killed.
Three others were severely injured and
-may-die. The building.was demolished.
WHOLE KO. 15,534.
Census Report of the Incumbran
ces on Homes and Farms.
OVER TWO MILLION FAMILIES LIVE
ON PROPERTY UNDER LIEN.
Tho Navy Department Announces th©
Names of DIHK ___l_ll Caudidates lor
Positions at tho Maro Island Navy
Tard Under tho Civil Service Rules
Recently Adopted by Secretary
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, July 29.— The count of
farm and home transcrij .s, mado in ac
cordance with the mortgage-collection
clause of the Cessna Act, has been com
pleted by the Census < Ulieo. There were
returnod by enumerator* 2,401,930 farms
and homes occupied I y owners which
were incumbered by mortgagee. This*
includes some about which the enumer
ators made no report, and which belong
partly to a class of hired nnd partly to a
class owned free, as well as partly to a
class owned and incumbered. Until this
unknown quantity, due to the failure of
enumerators, is eliminated, it may be re
garded as approximately true that two
and a quarter million of the twelve and
a half million families of the United
states occupy and own incumbered forma
and homes, and that ten and a quarter
million families occupy farms and homes
either hired or ownci I tree. The propor
tion of hired and owned free homes and
farms will bo know n when the popula
tion division completes the count of re
turns pertaining to them.
The preliminary results indicate that
the average debts for farms in lowa is
1719. and the average for form and home
Si, 140. If these averages hold good for
tbe UnionS^he Incumbrance on farms
and homes of the United States occupied
by owners is about (2,565,000.000.
The sUoceaa of this investigation, Super
intendent Porter says, baa been for be
yond tho anticipations of the most ex
perienced Statisticians, and the result
will be of immense interest and value to
the nation. The first volume relating to
the recorded indebtedness will probably
go to press this year.
Incomplete returns from several
Western States indicate that farms and
houses are mortgaged for about one-third
of tho value put on them by the owners.
XAVV-YARD BMPIiOI BS.
Successful Candidates for Positions at
Washington, July 2!'.—The Navy De
partment has approved the report of tho
Board of Examiners fox master mechan
ics at the Mare Island Navy-yard, and
has tilled all positions by the appoint
ments oi the candidates mentioned. In
the case of N. ('. Hilton, designated for
the position of master shipwright; i>.
Harrington, for master ship-fitter: C. J.
Phelps, for master anipsmith, ana M. G.
Winchell, for master plumber, the board
said they were the best qualified of the
applicants offered, but not having tho
special knowledge desirable for the posi
tions, the department deferred action.
The board designated the follow ing in
dividuals as best qualified for the respect
Construction Department — Master
Shipwright, X. ('. Hilton of Vallejo;
Master Joiner. Charles Daly of Vallejo,
Master Shipfitter, Daniel Harrington of
Oakland; Master Shipsmith. Charles .1.
Phelps of Vallejo; Master Plumber, M.
C. Winchell of Vallejo; Master Roat
builder, Thomas Vice of Vallejo; Quar
tcrman, calker in Charge, J. W. Jaimison
of San Francisco; Quarterman, painter in
charge, Matthew Cturravan of Valleio,
Quarterman, in charge of laborers, J. w.
Monroe of San Francisco.
Steam Fitting Department—Foreman
Machinist, K. B.Hussey of Vallejo: Fore
man Patternmaker, Aug M. Street of
Vallejo; Foreman Molder, Henry Dim
mick of San Francisco; Foreman" Boiler
maker, George J, Campbell of Vallejo;
Foreman Blacksmith, Luke Burke of
San Francisco: Loading Man. copper
smith, Charles B. Hand of Vallejo.
Equipment Department—Master sail
maker, William .1. Wood Of Vallejo;
quarterman rigger in charge, John Shean
of San Francisco,
Yards and Docks Department—Fore
man mason. W. H. Dennis of Vallejo;
foreman laborer, William J. Sargent of
Vallejo; machinist in charge, George W.
Morton of Vallejo.
With reference to certain trades involv
ing special training in the building of
hulls of modern steel warships, the board
states that in its opinion none of the can
didates presenting themselves -possessed
the special knowledge desirable. The
trades referred to aro as follows: Master
shipwright, none of the candidates ap
pearing: before the board were fully qual
ified for the position, owing lo their
ignorance of iron and steel building;
master ship fitter, none of the candidal, s
appearing before the board evince that
knowledge of machinery and machine
tools that is desirable for this position,
most of tho candidates being plate-iron
workmen; master shipsmith, nonooftho
candidates appearing beforo tlie board
evince that knowledge of modern smith
work in steel ship construction that the
board deems desirable; master plumber,
none of the candidates appearing beforo
the board evince that knowledge of
plumbing and ventilation desirable'in
modern naval construction.
Wasttington, July 29.—A. Mann has
been appointed postmaster at Chineso
Camp, Tulare County, vice C. F. Wade.
removed; Peter Jones, at Durban., Butte
County, vice J. H. Skinner, removed; 1 _
P. Fuller, at San Antonio, San Bernar
dino County, vice J. B. Churchill, re
John R. Murray has been commissioned
postmaster at Greenville, and Jackson
Dennis at Sutter Creek.
His Services Rewarded.
Washington, July 20.—The Secretary
of the Treasury has directed tho payment
Of $5,000 to James Mcintosh of San Fran
< isco, as a reward for information which
resulted in the seizure at San Francisco
of opium valued at $15,i>.>2. This i 3 tho
maximum of the informer's fee allowed
Naval Academy Appointments..
Washington, July 28.—The following
have been appointed to the Naval
Academy: W. H. Stanley ol" California,
J. R. Monoghan ol' Washington and D.
W. Todd of California.
New Yokk, July 29.—In tho case of
Kafan Brothers, Boone it Co. against
the Collector of Sun Francisco for a
wrongful assessment of duty on an im
portation of gray and black astrachans,
the United States Board of General Ap
praisers to-day decided in favor of the
protestants. The duty was assessed '"-5
cents per pound and '65 per cent, ad va
lorem, as woolen clothes, while the im
porter claimed assessments under para
graph 'iiio as manufactures of worsted.
The decision is an important one and haa
long been looked for.