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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 137.
MARYLAND DEMOCRATS.
An Enthusiastic State Convention
Held at Baltimore.
SENATOR GORMAN RECEIVES THE
LION'S SHARE OE APPLAUSE.
The Will of Mrs. Searles Filed lor Pro
bat© at Salem, Mass.—She Bequeaths
All Her Property, of Whatsoever
Kind and AVheresoover Situated, to
Her Husband, Edward P. Searles,
His Heirs and Assigns, Forever.
Special to the Record-Uxion.
Baltimore, July 30.—1t is well known
that United States Senator Arthur P.
"Uorman is a candidate for election by tbe
next General Assembly of Maryland, and
that bis namo is mentioned frequently
for Presidential honors. Attention has
been centered upon him, and also upon
tho State Convention of his party, which
was held here to-day. Although Senator
Gorman wus unable to be present, the
convention was unanimously for him, as
is shown by the resolutions adopted, and
frequent and rapturous applause when
ever his name was mentioned. Not only
does tho platform recognize his signal
services to tbe Democracy, but a special
resolution endorsing him for re-election
to tho Senate gives evidence of tbo esteem
in which he is held. One enthusiastic
speaker said that "the leader iv the de
feating of tho Force Bill would be the
next President of the United States."
lion. Barnes Compton, Chairman of the
State Central Committee, called the con
vention to orelcr.
Ex-Governor Henry Lloyd was so
le.-ted Chairman.
The preliminary organization being
completed and nominations in order, Dr.
Frank T. Shaw of Carroll County placed
in nomination Frank Brown for Gov
ernor. He was declared the nominee by
acclamation.
Tho other nominations, also mado by
acclamation and amid much enthusiasm,
were:
John P. Coo of Baltimore for Attorney
ney-O oneral.
J.Frank Ford of St. Mary's County,
Clerk of the Court of Appeals.
Marion de Kalb Smith of Kent County
for Controller.
From first to last the convention was
more of a ratification meeting and ova
tion tf> Senator Gorman than a party con
vention.
THE PLATFORM.
The platform after commending the
candidates nominated, takes up mat
ters of national interest, and contrasts
unfavorably the Administration of
l'resident Harrison and the late Ke
pnhlican Congress with the Administra
tion of President Cleveland anel a Demo
cratic Congress. It declares the Republi
can Administration and Congress have
disregarded the pledges of the party with
regard to Civil Service Reform and the
redaction ot taxes incident to tho tarilf.
The Civil Service of the Uniied States, as
a whole to-day, it declares is a partisan
organization, doing political service for
the Administration by which it is em
ployed.
l'resident Harrison and a Republican
Congress found, on advent to power, a
large surplus in the Treasury left by an
economical Democratic Administration.
The surplus told a plain tele to the peo
ple, demonstrating that taxes imposed by
Republican Administrations are in ex
oeas of the needs of a government econom
ically administered, and therefore un
necessary and unjust. In place of the re
duction which the people were led to
expect, the finances of the country have
been mismanaged, and wild speculations
and commercial disasters have followed
in its train. The surplus was wasted in
extravagant expenditures and the unjust
and unne .e-ssary taxation continued.
The Republican party found on the ad
vent of Harrison to office tho people no
longer divided by sectional lines, but
pre>sperous and thoroughly uniteel. The
Republican party, through the agency of
the speaker of tbe House of Representa
tives, deprived Democratic Representa
tives ot their rightful seats and sought to
perpetuate its power and destroy the
autonomy of several States by means of
the notorious Force bill. Tbo Democratic
party ia deeply grateful to the Senators
and Representatives who contribute" 1*! to
defeat that obnoxious measure, and more ]
especially to the Hon. Arthur P. Gorman,
whose leadership contributed Largely to
it-~ defeat.
The existing tariff system, tho plat
form declares, casts unneoeaaary burden
upon tho people, tends to aoeumulate
enormous wealth In the hands of the few
and to promote monopolists. These
abuses, it believes, can only be oorrecteel
by tho election of a Presielent anel Con
gress pledged to a careful and thorough
revision of the tarilf system.
A dollar In gold coin and a dollar in
silver coin should be of equal exchange
able value, the platform eleclares, in all
tho markets of the Uniteel States, and
any attempt to depreciate by legislation
either of those metals ought to be depre
cated and condemned.
The platform closes with an indorse
ment of Senator Gorman ibr re-election
by tbe next Legislature to the Senate.
MBS. SEARLES' WILL.
All of Her Property Bequeathed to
II(>r Husband.
Sm.f.m (Mass.), .Inly 30.—The will of
tho late Mrs. Mary Hopkins-Searles of
Methuen was filed for probate to-day.
She bequeaths all her property of wliat-
Soever kinel and wheresoever situated to
her husband, Edward F. Searles, bis
heirs, executors, administrators and as
signs forever.
In the document she says: "The omis
sion to provide in this will for my
adopted yon. Timothy Hopkins, is inten
tional, and not occasioned by ace id ont or
mistake."
The will, which ia dated July 16,1
further Baid: "Whereas, my said hus
band this day makes a will in my favor,
Ido now declare my intention and my
understanding his intention, that he bo
firee at any time during my life, without
notice to me, and after mv death, if he
survives me, to caned and revoke his
said will, or make ;l! iv will or wills, codi
cil or codicils, and shall have entire free
dom to dispose by auch new will or codi
cil, or in any othei manner, whether by
deed, sale, gift or otherwise, all or any
part of hiH property, and I reserve simi
lar freedom and rights for myself during
his life and aftor his death,'if I survive
him."
The executors of tho will are Edward
J". Searles, Thomas E. Stillman and
Thomas Hubbard, who are exempted
from giving bonds. The witnesses to the
will are William W. Dodge of Cambridge,
Charles M. Thornton of Lawrence, Mass.]
and William O, Norris of Methuen. The
above comprises the entire diction of the
will, save fifty or seventy-live words of
legal verbiage.
M'JXTAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR CALI
FORNIA.
San Francisco. July 30. -Judge Cotfey
to-day beard the petition of J. S. Sever
ance to be appointed special administra
tor of the estate of Mr... Searles in Cali-
THE RECORD-UNION.
fornia, and for an order revoking the
special letters issued to Public Adminis
trator Freese. After several witnesses
had been examined Attorney Sullivan
arose and said that the Public Adminis
trator elid not wish to occupy any hostile j
attitude in connection with the estate, I
and that he did not want to have custody
Of the property.
Judge Coffey—By consent, the order
appointing the Public Administrator I
special administrator of the estate is re
vokod and J. S. Severance is appointed |
instead. The bond is fixed at $100,000.
Attorney Craig said a bond had been {
drawn for .3120,000, with Charles F.
Crocker and W. E. Brown as sureties.
This bond was thereupon accepted by
tho court.
a contest probable.
San Francisco, July 30.—Russell Wil
son, attorney lor Timothy Hopkins,
son of the late Mrs. Mark Hopkins-
Searles, and wbo is now in Japan, suited
to-day that unless Mr. Hopkins was
treated right by .Irs. Searles' will ho
would certainly make a contest.
HORRIBLE CRIME.
An Insane Patient Kills the Asylum
Fireman With a Hammer.
Eloin (111.), July 30.—A horriblo crime,
for which tbe author will not suffer, oc
curred at the Northern Illinois Insan
Hospital here to-day. Fireman George
Lindsay had for a helper John Anderson,
a quiet patient. They were in tho coal
house, no others being present, and the
lunatic, possessed with a sudden mad
ness, killed Lindsay with a heavy ham
mer, being caught in the act of thrust
ing tbe unconscious dying man into the
furnace. Anderson is a man of 45, whose
mania is of a religious nature, and it is
six years since he came from Rockwood.
He had never before showed homicidal
tendencies. The Coroner's verdict holds
nobody guilty of the blame.
Labor Troubles.
Kansas City, July 30.—Chief Arthur,
of the Brotherhooel of Engineers, came
here to-day for the purpose of settling
a grievance botween the engineers of
the Kansas City elevated road and Re
ceiver Edgerton of the road. The en
gineers object to a reduction from 82 75 to
£2 47* per day, and the discharge of seven
engineers, appointed as a Grievance Com
mittee. Chief Arthur, on behalf of the
engineers, made a proposition to Eelger
ton to work for §2 70 per day, which was
refused, and the conference ended. It is
very probable that the engineers will go
out on a strike. Chief Arthur promises
them the support of the Brotherhooel in
the event that they decide to strike.
Church Factional Case Decided.
Cleveland, July 30.—This morning
Judge Hamilton decided the injunction
ease against the Evangelical Association.
He enjoined the Board of Publication
trom making up the deficiencies in the
salaries of Bishops Eishcr and Bowman
or paying money to the Illinois, Dcs-
Moines, Oregon or Platte River Confer
ences. The court found the expulsion of
Bishops Eisher and Bowman according
to church discipline, and that there was
no evidence of prejuelice or fraud on the
part of the trial conferences. The decis
ion is a decided victory for the minority
faction.
Fatal Railway Wreck.
Louisville, July 30.—A freight train
on tho Cincinnati Southern was derailed
near High Bridge this morning. Five
cars went down the embankment. It is
reported two brakemen were killed. A
wrecking train sent to tlie assistance of
the wrecked train collided with another
freight train, and the emgines and a large
number of cars were smashed. William
Kinley, fireman, was kilied. The en
gineer, Ben Carroll, was hurt. The
wreck is now rapidly burning. Tho loss
will be very heavy.
Rumors of a Cabinet Change.
New York, July 30.—A .S'.7. Washing
ton special says: Secretary Noble's res
ignation is in the hands of the President.
Noble is not here to confirm this an
nouncement. He is at Richfield Springs,
N. V., but the information comes from
such a source that its truth is accepted.
It can be said that the Secretary retires
from the Cabinet with tho bost of feeling
between the President and himself. The
step is taken after due consideration, and
his resignation is accepted with regret by
the President.
Indians Converted to Christianity.
CwiOAOO, July 30.—A dispatch from
Dulutli, Minn., says Captain Jack Craw
ford has returned from a trip to the north
ern part of Vermillion Lake, and reports
that Frank Potter, a half-breed, and Mrs.
Dempsoy of Stillwater, Minn., have for
three months past been working among
tho Chippowa Inelians on the reservation
and have converted nearly all to Chris
tianity. A few days ago the Indians
I gathered all their idols in a big pile and
l.urnod them.
Violent Wind and Rainstorm.
Williamsport (Perm.), July 30. — A
violent wind and rainstorm occurred here
this afternoon. Portions of the town
were flooded two or threo feot deep. The
storm did much damage. On the south
ride thirty-five houses were wholly or
partially blown off" their foundations. At
least one houso collapsed before the in
mates were able to get out, and Mrs.
Frodoracey was probably fatally injured.
Will Probably Die From tho Injuries.
Elizabeth (N. V.}, July 30.—William
McAdams will probably die of the terri
ble injuries inflicted by the light-weight
lighter James E. Liddy and two others.
Liddy married McAdams' sister and
abused her. McAdams to-night called
Liddy to account iv the saloon of tho lat
ter. Bottles and a hatchet were used on
McAdams' heaei with sickening results.
Unjustifiable Strike.
Harrisbcro (Perm.), July 30.—Presi
dent Weihe of the Amalgamatetl Associa
tion has decided that the Steelton strik
ers had struck contrary to the rules of
the association, and a eemimittee has been
appointed to make terms with the com
pany for a settlement of the trouble.
The Nicaragua. Canal.
New York, July 86.—President War
ner Miller of the Nicaragua Canal sailed
for Europe to-day. Miller Bays he has
money enough in sight to carry th"c work
of the .anal along for two years without
making further financial arrangements.
Iltarh-Prleod Horseflesh.
Hartford (Conn.., July 30.—Tho roan
gelding Harry MeNair, by Alleghany
Boy, has been sold to H. C. Bingham of
this city, by McNairof Chamb. rsburg,
Pa., for £5,000. The gelding trotted a i
mile on the Charter Oak Park track in
2:21.
Died a norriblo Death.
MiDDLEBoRei (Mass.), July 30.—0n the
State Farm it is aflirmeel that a woman
elied a terrible death ou Tuesday, another
yesterday, and a third is now in a criti
cal condition, all from sly elrinking of
wexxl alcohol used in the paint-shop.
The Cherokeo Indians.
Vinita (I. T.), July 30.—Next Monday
the Cherokeo election for Chief and sub
ordinate oilie-es takes place. The sale of
the strip and allotment of lands, together
with preparations for statehood, are the
principal issues.
Now York Republicans.
New York. July 3d.—Tho Republican
State ComntiMee has decided to hold the
State Convention at Rochester, Septem-,
ber oth.
SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MOR-STI-NGr, JIX-LY 31, 1891.
DILLON AND O'BRIEN.
; The Two Irish Patriots Released
From Prison.
I
! BOTH RENOUNCE ALLEGIANCE TO
PARNELLS LEADERSHIP.
Tho Pope Appoints a Commission of
Cardinals to Reorganize the Cath
olic Missions—Heavy Rains Cause
Floods In India in Which Three
Hundred People and Countless
lumbers of Stock Were Drowned.
Special to the Record-Union.
Dublin, July 30.—Messrs. William
O'Brien and John Dillon, tho two Irish
Members ot Parliament who have been
undergoing sentences of six months' im
prisonment for inciting tenants of the
Smith-Barry estate at Tipperary to resist
the payment of rents, were released from
Galway Jail this morning.
Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien showed but
slight traces of having suffered from tho
rigors of continement in jail, and, in fact,
seem to be enjoying the most perfect
health.
Large crowds of peoplo wore gathered
out-ride the jail long before the hour for
the deliverance of tho two imprisoned
Irish leaders, and when the latter did ap
pear thoy were greeted with loud shouts
of "Stick to Parnell," intermixed with
others, "Down with Parnell."
Many atldresses of congratulation upon
their release were offered, and after re
plying briefly to the addresses of wel
come and shaking hands with a number
of the most prominent peoplo present,
beith Dillon and O'Brien entered Mrs.
William O'Brien's carriage and wero
driven, followed by repeated cheers and
showers of good wishes, to the residence
of Bishop McCormack, where the entire
party were entertained at breakfast.
Dillon and O'Brien receiveel addresses
at Athlon© and Mullingar. Dillon, re
sponding, said ho believed in the near
future the party would be again uniteel.
On arrival in Dublin Dillon and
O'Brien wero met by an immense crowd
composed of both sections of the party.
Dillon, in conversation with several Mc-
Carthyites, promised in the event of byo
electious contested by tbe Parnollitos be
would intervene in support of the Mc-
Carthyite candidates.
won't accept parxell's leadership.
London, July 30.— Tbe Exchange Tele
graph Company says Dillon and O'Brien
nave declared they cannot again accept
Parnell's leadership.
EiIMETT ON THE FACTIONS.
Liverpool, July 30.—President Em
mett of tbe American National Federa
tion, accompanied by William J. Lane
aud by Maurice llealy, Members of Par
liament for Cork, sailed from Liverpool
yesterday for New York on board the
steamship .Majestic. At Queenstown to
elay Emmett was presenteel with an ad
dress on behalf of the Town Commis
sioners. Replying, Emmett said: "Tho
Irish in America will always give mate
rial support to the party approved by the
Irish people, but not one cent to a faction.
If O'Brien and Dillon speak against Par
nell then American apathy wiil disap
pear."
CATHOLIC MISSIONS.
Commission of Cardinals Appointed to
Reorganize Them.
Rome, July 30.—The Holy See has just
appointed an extraordinary commission
of Cardinals to reorganize the Catholic
missions. Two years ago Cardinal Sime
oni prepared and communicated to the
Pope a plan of reforms, in order to better
regulate the action of the propaganda.
But the coming of General Simmons from
England on a special mission to Pope
Leo in reference to colonial questions had
the effect of postponing the execution of
projected reforms, as the propaganda did
not wish to awaken the idea that reforms
were made in consequence of arrange
ment with England. Any suspicion of
such arrangement would have aroused
the greatest jealousy in France. Leo,
who has always been in favor of missions
taking a leading part in the work of col
onization, has revived the projects of re
form.
Inquiry of the commission of Cardinals
will, it is said, extend over the wholo
apostolic church. The Vatican does not
intend to let the question of social reform
drop, now that the Pope's cncylical let
ters has been published. It is stated that
inquiries are still being made and instruc
tions sent to prelates of all countries to
encourage Catholics to do their utmost
towards ameliorating the condition of the
poor and effecting social reforms urged in
the encylical. The recent economic crisis
at Rome has almost ruined many groat
ancient families, such as Borghese, Sci
arra and Barberoni.
CHILEAN REVOLUTION.
The Portuguese Government Asked to
Refuse Aid to Balmaceda.
Lisbon, July 30.—The Congressional
party of Chile, through its representa
tives, has appealed to tbe Portuguese
Government not to allow Portuguese sub
jects to embark on the new Balmacedan
war vessel, Presidente Errazuriz. Tho
Government has not yet replied to the
communication.
It is stated that the British Charge d'Af
faires has declared that if he is not al
i lowed to see the Englishmen who are
I suppeised to be on beiard the Chilean war
: vessel, ho will have them forcibly re
leased by a British warship when the
Presidente Errazuriz reaches the open
sea, and is no longer enjoying the protec
tion which Portuguese waters afford her.
It is asserted that the Presidente F.rra
zuria will sail to-day. Her commander
yesterday promised to leave Lisbon im
mediately tf his purser, who was arrested
for en Mating men for the Balmacedan
service, was released. This request was
refused.
GOVERNMENT FORCES STRENGTHENED.
Coquimbo, July 30.—The Government
forces stationed here have been materially
increased by the recent arrival of a reiii
forceuieut of two thousand men from Val
paraiso. If the insurgents take this town
they will have to fight hard. Balmaceda
has lost no opportunity to strengthen his
position here.
THE FLOWERY KINGDOM.
The Attacks on Missionaries Still
Continue.
San Francisco, July 30.—Tbe Bteam
ship City of Peking arrived this evening
from Hongkong and Yokohama, China.
The trouble in the Yang Tso Valley has
spreael as far as lehang, China Island.
The mission station in Sbasi was burned
down, and an attempt made by tho mob
to capture the steamer.
Riots have also occurred at Harmen
and Fsung Ming. A church was pillaged
and considerable damage dono.
There is a feeling of uneasiness at other
places in the north which have not been
allayed,but a large number of gunboats on
the Yang Tse checked tho rioters.
The imperial edict reducing the Chinese
garrisons throughout the empire, impos-
ing a new tax on salt, and requiring the
whole of the likiu on opium for imperial
purposes, is mentioned as one of the
chief causes of the present ferment.
Passenger Steamer Sunk.
San Francisco, July 30. — Advices
from Yokohama stato that the following
telegram, dated July 13th, was received
there: July 12th—At _} a. m. the steamer
Tamae Marue of Hokodole, wdtile return
ing from Sato with 820 laborers on beiard,
came into collision with the steamer
Migoshi-Mam, off Shiragami. The
Tamae Maruo immediately sunk with a
loss of 200 persons drowned and missing.
The Captain and first oflioor and sixty
laborors reached shore.
Twenty-flve Years Exiled in Siberia.
Breslau, July 30. -Jacob Koton, ex
iled to Siberia twenty-five years ago for
taking part in a Polish revolt, escaped
last Easter anel has just reached this city,
where he has made himself known.
Though but 40 years of age his hair is
snow white, and his face a mass of
wrinkles. He has lost all his teeth, and
his beard has every mark of old age.
Ho described his sufferings eluring his
long exile as agonizing. Ho is wholly
destitute, and ia being cared for by
friends.
Boxing Contests In England.
London, July 30.—1n tho Commons to
day Cobb, member for Rugby, referred
to the recent Pritcbard-Smith fight, aud
urged tho Government to take stringent
steps to stop a revival ot illegal tights
uneler pretense tbat they are simply glove
coutests or boxing bouts. Matthews,
Home Secretary, said if evidence was
forthcoming, showing the boxing contest
to be of an illegal character, all concerned
would bo prosecuted.
Riotous Street-Car Strikers.
To .louse, July 30.—Tho strike of em
ployes of horse-car railroads has assumeel
serious proportions. The strikers to-day
demolished the kiosks on the principal
thoroughfares, and tried to destroy the
tracks of the roads. The elragoons had to
be calleel to the scone of the disturbance.
During a charge made by the cavalry
upon the crowds upon the boulevards
many people were injured aud a number
of arrests made.
Koch's Treatment for Tuberculosis.
Berlin, July 30.—Dr. Thamm of Dus
seldorf has issued a report to the effect
that he has managed by the Koch system
to bring about a complete cure in 40 per
cent, of the cases tuberculosis which
he has treated, an;| satisfactory results
occurred in 45 per Sent, of the other cases
treated by the same system. Naturally
the followors of Koch aro elated.
Three Hundred- P<_ople Drownekl.
Bombay, July 30.—Fifteen inches of
rain has fallen the past twenty hours.
The towns of Mahoodo and Bhownugger,
iv the province of Gujerat, are flooded,
and the water is breast high. Three
hundred peoplo and countless numbers
of stock have been drowned.
All Quiet at Samoa.
Sydney (N. S. W.), July 30.—Advices
from Samoa, dated July 21st, state that
Mataafa romaips peacefully at Mali and
all was quiet when tho dispatch was
sent.
Tho St. Mande Disaster.
Paris, July .'JO.—The railway company
will have to pay 3,000,000f for damage
claims resulting from tho St. Mande dis
aster.
Tuberculosis Congress.
Paris, July 30.—At tho Tuberculosis
Congress Drs. Jacobi anel Page of New
York were mado honorary Presidents for
America.
Gorman Budget.
Berlin, July 30.—Tho final budget of
the empire for tho year 1890-91 shows a
surplus of 15,148,201 marks over the esti
mate.
Death ot an Authoress.
London, July 30.—Jessie Fothergill,
the novelist, died to-day. She was the
author of the "First Violets," and other
works.
COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION.
FOREIGN COMMISSIONERS CORDI
ALLY RECEIVED EN PARIS.
Franco Expects to Make the Flnost
Exhibit at Chicane She
nas Ever Made.
Special to the Record-Union.
Paris, July 30.—M. Favette, Chief of
' the Ministry of Commerce and Indus
tries, granted tho Chicago Fair Commis
sioners a most e.ordial interview to-day,
Ho asked the Commissioners numerous
questions in regard to the fair, and re
ceived satisfactory replies. He assured
the Commissioners that the position of
France toward tho Word's Fair never
had been doubted, and that she was now
more ardent than ever, and her interests
would be well represented.
Ho said he had sounded the Chambers
of Commerce in various cities and found
them decidedly favorable to French rep
| resentation. France expected to make
the finest exhibit at Chicago she had ever
j mado. Numbers of leading artists had
j promised the most important examples
of their works. They would need about
12,000 square feet of wall space, and as
the French interest in the exhibit would
be so great they would like to secure a
separate building for a French art elis
play.
In addition to tho art space, Franco de
sired 5U.000 feet reserved for three months,
until her exact necessities could be deter
mined. He had already secured most
favorable terms from the steamship com
panies, namely, that freights be paid only
one way. The exhibits would thus bo
returned free.
Favette questioned tho Commissioners
in regard to the report that tho American
railroads had combined to charge exces
sive ratos from New York to Chicago.
Butterworth assured Favette that tho
report was uutrue, and showed him a
telegram from the President of tbo exhi
bition officially stating that exhibits
would be returned free of freight charges.
Having satisfied Favette regarding an
effective protection for patents and copy
rights, tire risks on exhibits, the effect of
the American contract labor law on at
tendants, and cafe and restaurant privi
leges, the deputation emphatically de
nied that any desire existed to favor Ger
man exhibitors at the expense of
exhibitors of any other nations. Space
had not yet be.en allotted, they said, and
Franco could chooso both position anel
extent of hers.
Concluding, Favette expressed great
pleasuro at the interview, and appointed
a meeting for Saturelay to discuss the eie
tails.
The deputation then visited Reid, tho
American Minister, who conducted them
to the Foreign Office. Minister Ribot
gave them a most cordial reception. He
said he was pleased that France was the
first nation to accept officially the invita
tion to take part in the fair, and was con
fident she would bo splendidly repre
sented. The Chambers, ho added, would
bo asked to vote an adequate appropria
tion for France's exhibit.
The Commissioners dined with Mr.
Roid this evening. M. Ribot and other
French Ministers were among the guests.
FATALLY WOUNDED.
A Quarrelsome San Joaquin Farmer
Comes to Grief.
SHOT THROUGH THE NEOK AND
BODY BY A LABORER
A Suit for Divorce Brings Out Some
New Facts Concerning the Supposed
Drowning of a Woodland Lady-
Sharp Shocks of Earthquake at San
Diego and Yuma—A Grass Valloy
Minor Meets With a Fatal Accident.
Special to the Record-Union.
Stockton, July 30.—Harry Patton, a
laborer residing at Lockeford, in this
county, this evening shot Pete Nelson, a
renter farmer, through the neck, and also
through the body just above the heart.
Doctors say that Nelson cannot live.
Last Sunday Nelson was drunk and
noisy, and Constable Dial, to quiet him,
put haneleuffs on him with the assistance
of Patton and others. Nelson was drink
ing again to-day, and followe .1 Patton
about tho town. The latter told him to
go away, but ho kept after Patton, and
shortly after 8 o'clock to-night Nelson
took hold of Patton, and the latter shot
twice. Patton has a wife and several
children, but Nelson is unmarried. The
shooter is in custody at Lockeforel, and
will be brought to the County Jail in the
morning.
AN OLD CRIME EXPOSED.
An Inn Liv On Trial for a Muiiler Com
mitted Twenty Years Ago.
Victoria (B. C), July 30— Chin Ha
Mot, a stalwart Cowichan Indian, who
speaks English fluently and dresses like
a white man, was up lor a preliminary
tearing Wednesday, on a charge of mur
dering Isaac Cloak, an aged man in 1871.
The principal witness was the discarded
mistress of tho Indian, who states the
prisoner told her he knew that Cloak
lived alone in an isolated cabin and bad
quite a sum of money in the house. The
prisoner tolel her he went to the house,
choked Cloak to death and then set fire to
the house to conceal the evidence. Only
a heap of bones was found in the ashes of
the house, anel it was supposeel at the
time that Cloak was accidentally burned
to death. Another Indian, said to be
implicated, is now at the Eraser River
canneries and oilicers aro hunting him
op.
THE WOOLEY TRAGEDY.
One oi" the Prisoners Makes an At
tempt to Escape.
Portland (Or.), July 30.—A special to
the Evening Telegram from Seattle says a
report from Wooley, tho scene of Sun
day's shootiug of Deputy Sheriff Poor,
states that Terry, who is under guard,
attempted to escape last night. Tho nine
Chinamen who were brought to Seattle
yesterday will be examined before a
notary to-day. It is expected their testi
mony will indicate who fired the first
shot. If it was Inspector Baird, who
was discharged from custody at Seattle
yesterday by Justice Terry, he will be re
arrested. A well authenticated rumor
from Wooley says there are 160 pounds of
opium buried there. Some of the cus
toms inspectors are suspected of standing
iv with the smugglers.
State Prisoners Attempt to Escape.
Yuma (A. T.), July 30.—This morning,
when eighty convicts employed in build
ing a town levee along the Gila River
were turned out from the Territory
Prison under charge of the prison guards,
two Mexicans, Francisco Lopez and Gal
brino Lopez, at the rear end of the line,
jumped upon guard Rice, and took his
rille away and tried to brain him. Rice
drew a revolver and fired, wounding
Lopez in the back. The other prisoner
attempted to run away, but was soon
halted b„y the Superintencient. Both con
victs aro in the penitentiary for long
terms, and are old offenders.
A Mystery Cleared Up.
Woodland, July 30.—0n June 13th last
Mrs. Kitty Winninger, wife of J. W.
Winninger of Wooelland, disappeared
from Santa Cruz. She left a note saying
she had drowned herself, and her hat and
shawl were found on the beach. Since
then Mr. Winninger has mourned his
wife as dead. A few days ago, however,
he commenced proceedings for divorce,
and related how his wife, instead of
drowning herself, had eloped to San
Francisco with a young man. His first
intimation tbat his wife was alivo was
when ho received a note from her seeking
for a reconciliation.
Pine Nut Minos.
C4BSON (Nev„}» July 30.—Rich strikes
continue to be mado in Pino Nut. One
prospector struck rich rock on the even
ing of tho 28th, and walkeel to Genoa, a
distance of twenty-five miles,*_o get it
recorded, fearing claim-jumping. Jack
son, the mining expert, left this morning
to inspect it in the interest of San Fran
cisco capitalists. Companies are being
formed preparatory to incorporation and
floating tho stocks.
New Freight Rates.
Portland (Or.), July 30.—The North
ern and Union Pacific Railroad Com
panies have finally agreed upon new
joint rates from Eastern Washington and
Idaho to Portland, Seattle and Tacoma,
and the rates have been made public. The
reduotion applies to grain, flour, feed and
mill-stuffs. From points on tho two lines
where the old rate was $6 50 per ton the
now rate is So 75. The new rate is a cut
of about 1. per cont.
Sharp Earthquake Shocks.
San Diego, July 30.—An unusually
sharp shock of earthquake, lasting sev
eral seconds, was felt throughout tho city
this morning at 6:15. On the hill the
houses were made to squeak audibly.
Yuma (Ariz.), July 30.—At 6:20 this
morning shocks of earthquake, three in
number, were felt hero. The shocks
were quite severe, running from west to
east. damage was done.
School Building Burned.
San Mateo, July 30. — Tho public
school building here was burned to the
ground to-day. The fire started in a
woodshed in the rear and spread rapidly,
fanned by a brisk wind. The school was
in session, but the scholars were got out
without injury. The building had just
been repaired and repainted. Nothing
was saved. There was some Insurance.
Draggt>d to Death.
Baker City (Or.), July 30.—Nows has
just been received from Bridgeport that
Harrison Huskin, while rieling a wilei
horse, was thrown. His foot caught iv
the stirrup anel he was dragged to death.
Funeral of Mrs. Scrlvner.
Modesto, July 30.—The funeral of Mrs.
Scrivner, wife of Hon. J. J, Scrivner, ex-
State Prison Director, of San Francisco,
took place this afternoon from the resi
dence of her mother, Mrs. G. W. Branch,
ami was largely attended. Her eloath oc
curred at Clove rdale ou Monday last, anel
was very sudden. The deceased was a
native of this county, anel was well
known.
Acepiltted and Rearrested.
Bakersfield, July 3e>.--Tho trial of
Nellie White, for shooting and killing
James J. Jewell last February, took place
this week. Tho jury disagreed. Jewell
was an old soldier. The woman at the
examination was acquitted in Justice
Old's Court. The G. A. R. Post here be
lieving he wa.-. ipurdered, one of its mem
bers had her rearrested. She will be
tried again.
Sulolde at Soquel.
Santa Cruz, July 30.—The body of an
unknown man, about 85 years of age,
was found on the roadsieio near Soquel
this afternoon .with a bullet through his
brain from a pistol lying near. Appear
ances indicate a suicide. He had be>en
dead several hours. Nineteen dollars in
me>ney and somo papers were found in
tho pockets, but tbero was nothing to
givo a cluo to his identity.
A Miner Killed.
Sutter Creek. July 30.—Phil Dough
erty, a minor working in the open cut of
the Rector Gold mine, while wheeling
ore e>n,a trestio six feet high, was over
balanced and fell, striking his skull, anel
elieel ono hour after the accident. De
ceased was 54 years of age 1, a native of
Ireland and unmarried. He recently
came from lone City.
Two Sealing Schooners Selzeel.
San Franciso, July 30.—Tho steamer
Bertha, which arrived from Koeliak,
Alaska, to-night, reports that she was in
formeel by the steamer Elsie that tho
sealing sclmoners La Nymphaand Mollio
Adams, in Behring Sea, had boen seized
by United States vessels for taking seals
in tho sea.
Tho Coyote Bounty.
San Francisco, July 30.—Attorney-
General Hart to-day saiel ho thought ho
would havo to declare tho law offering a
bounty for coyoto scalps unconstitutional,
on the ground that while it provides for
an appropriation, no mention of an ap
propriation is made in the title.
Cruiser Charleston.
Santa Bauuara,July 30. —The Charles
ton arrive_1 tbis morning. A large num
ber of people visited tho ship this after
noon. A ball and re^ceptiem will be given
to-morrow night in honor of the officers.
She will leave here Saturelay.
An Alaska Surveying Paxty Returns.
San Francisco, July 30.— J. H. Turner
and party, who went to Alaska for the
Coast and Geoeletic Survey two years
ago to make a survey of the country, re
turned on tho steamer St. Paul from
Ounalaska to-night.
Tho Murelei*ers of Sailor Brown.
San Diego, July 80.—The trial of
Breedlove anel Wilson for the murder of
the sailor, Brown, began in the Superior
Court to-day.
The Boycott Raised.
Chicago, July 30.—The Chicago and
Grand Trunk Railway of Canada to-day
lifted the boycott against the Chicago «.t
Alton Road. This is believed by somo
to be the beginning of the end. The
success of the Alton In securing the
Grand Army business for itself and the
Wabash Road brought about this result.
It is said that in many parts of the West
the ticket-agents have baneled them
selves into in a sort of secret society for
the purpose of fighting their enemies and
favoring the friends e>f the Alton. Tho
prediction is mado that not a few of the
Eastern lines will promptly accept the
opportunity afforded by the Grand Trunk
to abrogate their agreement.
Davis Will Contest.
Butte (Mont.) July 30.—The cross-ex
amination of J. C. Sconce was continued
to-day without imparing tho testimony
in any material point. Mrs. Mary A.
Downey, mother of tho alleged forged
will, was then put on the stand.
She testified to being present at
her father's house when the will
was said to havo been signeel and dated,
led to tho events which took place in tho
room. She also testified to having seen
the will in the house on subsequent occa
sions. On cross-examination her testi
mony was unshaken.
The Railways.
Omaha, July 30.—The L Tnion Pacific
this morning granted tho Rock Island
and Milwaukee tho use of tho bridge
track until tho new rules of the schedule
are completed.
RAILWAY receiver asked for.
Austin (Tex.), July 30.—The Attorney-
General has filed an application for a re
ceiver for the Texas Grand Trunk road.
Already a suit is pending for tH6 forfeit
ure of tho company's charter for failure
to keep tho road in good condition.
"Every Barrier Shall Be Burned."
Abingdon (Va.), July 30.—The trial of
Dr. John A. P. Baker for the murder of
his wife by poisem began here Ito-day.
Mrs. W. R. Gilmor was the first witness,
and told how she first met Bqker as a.
family physician. She told of thoir crimi
nal intimacy, his declaration of love to
her, plans for poisoning her husband,
etc. When asked if Baker ever mado
threats concerning the taking of his
wife's life, she said he told her "every
barrier shall be burned."
Cardinal Gibbons' .arrow Eseapo.
Baltimore, July 30.—Cardinal Gibbons
had a narrow escape from a serious acci
dent this afternoon. While out riding
the horses attached to his carriage were
frightened by a fractious horse a young
man was riding, and started ou a break
neck run down Mount Royal drive. Tho
Cardinal's driver, however, retained pres
ence of mind and ran the horses against
tha stone gates, causing them to fall, and
stopped the carriage.
Tho Scheme Frustrated.
Chicago, July 30.—The Treasury De
partment received information a few
days ago through a Chinaman in this
city that attempts would bo mado to
smuggle across the border thirty Mongo
lians who had landed at Vancouver. It
was the intention to drop them off by
twos and threes between Winnipeg anel
Montreal and conduct them se<retly
across tho border. The information re
sulted in a frustration of the scheme.
United In Marriage.
New York, July 30.—Adjutant Wm.
Wallaco Windoll and Adjutant Ida
May, of tne Saivation Army, were
married to-night by Mrs. Ballington
Booth, wife of Commander-General
Booth, who acted in the absence of her
husband. The wedding was a notable
one from the fact that it is tho first timo a
marriage knot has been tied by a woman.
Colliery Fire In Pennsylvania.
Ashland, July 30.—A fire in the Le
high Company's No. 5 colliery at Lost
Creek is still burning. Tho town itself is
destroyed. The men expect soon to have
the fire under control.
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Well-Known Business Man Shot Dead.
Defiance (OJ, July 30.—George Crotts.
a well-known business man. was shot
dead to-night by Harry Wiley, a real
estate agent. It is said tho murder was
the outcome of a trial over a lawsuit.
WHOLE KO. 15,535.
POSTOFFICE EMPLOYES.
Promotions to be Made Solely oa
Civil Service E-Wuuations.
STRONQ POLITICAL PULLS WILL KO
LONGER PREVAIL.
Archbishop Ireland Interviews Com
missioucr Morgan In Relation to
tho Rumors That tho Money* Re
ceived From tho Government hy
tho Bureau of Cathollo Indian
Missions Had Not Beet- Properly
Expended lor the l>oneflt of the
Schools.
Special to the Reco..u-(Txiox.
Washington, July 30.—The first com
petitive examination for promotions ir.
tho Postoffioe Department under the
Postmaster-General's ree»>nt Jordor took
plMe to-day. The Postmaster-General
was present at tho examinations, and
made a brief address to the clerks. In
which he spoke encouragingly of tho
prospects opened ap to employes of the
department by tho new departure. He
gavo them assurance that hereafter ad
vancement in the department will depend
solely upon tho results of these examina
tions and their oflieo records. Hitherto,
he saiel, a person that obtained a place in
the department landed at th.'loot of the
staircase, and stayed there until "strong
baiking" or "powerful influence." push* d
them upwards, and assured them that
such a custom should no longer prevails.
CATHOLIC INDIAN MISSIONS.
Archbishop Ireland Interviews Com
missioner Morgan.
Wamii.nc ;ton, July ; _'.—Archbishop
Ireland of St. Paul, Minn., called upon
the Commissioner of Indian AtTairs to
day anel had an interview, during which
the Commissioner desired the statement
made that he has received satisfactory as
surance that no part of the money ro
ceived by the Bureau of Catholic Indian
Missions from the Government for tho
education of Indian children has been
useel for expenses of the bureau, but tho
entire amount has boon paid to anel usod
by school* for which it was Intended.
W____ I.X lAHU.Y TKKATI.I).
Bai.ti mokk, July :.).—in conversation
with a reporter to-night regarding tho
controversy between tlie Bureau of Cath
olic Indian Missions and the Commis
sioner of ludian Atl'aiis, Cardinal <;ib
bons said that after the investigation he is
satistied that unduo importance had b. v
attached to the recent controversy. Ho
does not see how the change in the man
ner of preparing contracts, deemed ad
visable t>y Commission Morgan, can In
any manner elfect the real interest ut* the
Indians, and therefore it is a point which
should not disturb the Catholics.
The Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions
is still in a position to labor in many
fields of usefulness. Archbishop Ireland.
who visiteel the commissioner received
ample and positive assurance of his elis
nositiou and intention to treat Catholic
Indian Schools with eeiuity and gener
osity.
The Cardinal added that Archbishop
Ireland is porsemally satisfied that Mor
gan's assurances will be cai ried out, and
that ho (the Cardinal) has every reason to
believe the President and Secretary of tho
Interior aro benevolently elisposed to
warel tho Catholic Indian Schools and will
treat them in a just and equitable manner.
ALIEN CONTRACT LABOR ACT.
A St. Louis Manufacturer's Attention
Called to Its Provisions.
Washington, July 30.—The Secretary
of tho Treasury has written F. G. Xeid
ringhaus of St. Louis in reply to a query
regarding tho importation of skilleel
workmen lor his tin-plate mills, saj'ing
that no regulations have been issueel by
tho department prescribing the forms re
lating to that subject. It is not the prac
tice to express opinions or make advanced
rullugs on hypothetical cases that may
arise, but lest Xeidringhaus might draw
improper infercuces of tho permission,
his attention is called to tho iifth section
of tho Alien Contract Labor Act, anel a
suggestion made that tho Secretary is not
prepared at this time to oxpresß any
opinion as to whether skilled labor for tho
St. Louis Stamping Company cannot bo
otherwise obtained than by importation
of alien laborers. Tho Secretary does not
Understand that it was the purpose of tbo
Superintendent of Immigration in his
recent letter to Neielringhaus to express
any opinions other than those involved
above.
Land Decision Rovorsetl.
Washington, July 30.—1n the care of
J. C. Harnish vs. M. O. Wallace, involv
ing lanel in tho Sacramento district tho
decision of tho Commissioner is roversexi.
Tho Commissioner is instructed to recall
tho order for a hearing on tho petition'b t
Harnish.
SENATOR QUAY.
Interviewed Cone-ernlnj_r His Reslprntna
From tho National Committee.
Philadelphia, July 30. — Senator
Quay arrived hero this ovening. In an
interview ho spoke freely of his resigna
tion from the Republican Naliona_r*Com
mittee. "I was merely desirous of re
linquishing the Chairmanship," said he,
"and in order to do that it was necessary
that I should withdray entirely from tho
committee. I had previously made
several attempts to resign. I first made
up my mind to withdraw on Saturday
night following the Presidential elce; tioii
of ISSB. I was persuaded not to carry out
my purposo then. In IS.X), while in
Florida, I wrote Mr. Clarkson asking
him to call the committee togother to con
sider my resignation. Shortly after this
other attacks began on me, and of course
I could not resign under tire. Recently
I concluded that the timo had arrived,
when I e-ould properly sever my connec
tion with tho committee, anel I did."
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nALF-BREED CHILDREN.
Considerable Comment Ralsod byaDo«
elslon of the United Statos Court.
St. Paul, July 30.—A St. Pierre, S. D.,
special to the Pioneer Press says: Consid
erable comment has been aroused by tho
decision of the United States Court in re
gard to the status of chilrlron born of an
Indian woman and white or citizen hus
band. The case was that of the United
States vs. Ward, on a charge of selling
liquor to a half-breed. Tho evidence was
that the half-broe.d in question had a ne
gro father, who was a citizen, ami an In
dian mother. Tho decision of the eon rt
is tlfat children follow the status of their
father, and heuco are citizens of tho
United States, and amenable only to its
laws. If the decision holds good it will
effect the ownership of the greatest parts
of lands taken up in tho vicinity of Fort
Pierre and Stanley, across the river from
Pierre, as it is nearly all hold by squaw
men's children or their wives.

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