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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 163.
SITUATION IN CHILE.
The Capital Said to be in the Hands
BALMACEDA'S WHEREABOUTS AS
Conspiracy Discovered In Rio Grande
do Sul, In Which. Many Prominent
I Persons Aro Involved, tho Object
of Which Was to Make nn Attempt
to Overthrow the Present Govern-
Bpecial to the Record-tinrox.
Vai.pai.aiso, Aug. .'.O. —Santiago has
been formally surrendered. The triumph
of the Congressional party is complete,
and peace and quiet may be looked for in
Chile beforo many days have passed.
Representatives of Balmaceda havo
asked for a conference with a view to sur
Tho request was readily granted and
General Baquedano, formerly Com
mander-in-Chief of the Chilean army,
was requested to act for the ( loogre&sion
alists. A meeting was hold and the terms
of surrender were arranged.
To ell intent the Capital is now in pos
session of the Junta, and within a few
hours it will be actually in charge of their
ollie-rs. A few days more and the Junta
will form a Provisional Government,
which they insist must be recognized as
the only legitimate (iovrniim.it of < 'bile,
and the work of reorganizing and re
habilitating the country can proceed.
The insurgent tieet came into the bay yes
terday morning and found! convenient
Senor Hon Claudy Vicuna, who was
elected President to succeed I.alma.
and who is now a refugee aboard the< ler
man flagship, acknowledges the defeat of
the Government ia final, and that any fur
ther resistance would be simply a useless
waste of force and destruction of life and
property. This seems to be the general
0 inion among the adherents of the Gov
tin-, vjotory coxi.i.med.
.Va.s_ljn._ton, Aug. 80.—A dispatch
dated Valparaiso, August 29th, has been
received at the Navy Department from
Rear-Admiral Brown. It says: "The
insurgents have possession ofthe city of
Valparaiso, taken ye .- cday morning
after very sanguinary engagements. The
ivernment bad the advantage of a good
position, but used bad generalship. The
troops were disaffected. The insurgent
ships were not present. The forts were
not engaged. The Almirante Lynch
■with three second-class torpedo Boats
were captured. The foreign Admirals
demanded a guarantee in protecting tlie
lives ami property of foreign subjects. I
have a hundred men at the Consulate.
Many refugees are aboard. The provis
ional President is here."
Tiie following dispatch was received
this afternoon by Montt, one ofthe Con
1 .' Wi. ... August .Oth.
Tbe Junta of tbe Congressional Govern
• is en route for Santiago n -diy.
_. The dispatch from Admiral Brown to
the Navy Department was tbe only in
niation received here to-day by the
Government officials of the situation in
Chile. Nothing further has been heard
firom the Consul at Valparaiso since his
dispatch announcing the surrender of
that city to the insurgents. Nor has any
thing been received from Minister Egan
al Santiago. Jt is believed by the officials
ct the spite Department, notwithstand
ing dispatches to the contrary, that Santi
ago is still in the hands of Balmaceda,
They base this opinion on the fact that
t • department has not been informed by
1 ran of its capture. They say he-would
certainly have notified the department
; the city been surrendered, as there is
no interference with the cable line via
Buenos Ayres so br as the department
know., it is reliably reported thai the
Chilean Minister received word to-daj
that Balmaceda was still in possession of
Santiago, and had not fled. The only
news received here by the envoys of the
< n l party", besides the dis
patches fi-opi iquique, was a message
from Lima stating that Santiago is in the
hands of the Congressional party, and
that they have established temporary au
thority looking to the safety of persons
and property, and that Balmaceda's
v. hereabouts are unknown.
BA LU v ! DA RJBSIi .NS.
Pabis, Aug. 30.—Agents of the Chilean
Congressional party received an official
dispatch from Santiago saying that the
Congressional party is in control of the
capital, and that Balmaceda fled Friday
night, resigning in favor of General
LAST ACT OF THK BLOODY PHA ma.
Ni.w York, A.ug. 30. The //
••able ad vie— of date Valparaiso, August
b, says: The Characal regiment ofthe
Congressional army took formal posses
. ;» of Santiago to-night, and practically
the last act in the bloody drama of the
revolution which has torn Chile to pit
I tbe past seven months is closed. The
iiai city was in the bands of a bl
thirsty mob last night,and whileil was
unable to satisfy its murderous instincts,
I -r roved a vast amount of property.
tnasthe news reached Santiago
yesterday of the overwhelming defeat of
tho Government troops on the heights of
Placilla, and the Call of Valparaiso, and
t. i people knew Balmaceda's power was
gone, their enmity to his Government
broke forth. The cry was raised that the
President should be killed, and the mob
started tor his house, it grew in num-!
hers and fury as it went through the
streets, and by the time it seached the
• cutive mansion was ripe for any
I i ly deed. A short shrift would have
I n allowed the President had he
< ...'ht. The Mood-thirsty fury of the
i -a as balked.
Fhen B desire for revenge found vent in
i application of the torch. Soon Bal
i a hou_ was a mass of flames.
Before it bad been destroyed the mob
j. . shed off to the house of Senor Goday,
• ilinisiter of the Interior and an ard
ent Balma< edist. and set are to his house.
Then the residences o'i Balmaceda's
mother, General Barbosa, Senora Mc-
Kennaand Eastman, Government news
liapei offices and houses of several prom
ttt officials were burned to the .round.
The city waa panic-stricken, business
i nended and the people, outside of the
_ h, kept close to their houses. The
c. Ure department and army wasde
i rauzed, anu made no attempt to main
• dmaceda, when he heard of the
1 of Va paraiso, sent tor General Ba
quedano, Commander of the Govern-
B 'U troops in Santiago, to meet him. A
< mcil of war was held at Velasquez at
which President Balmaceda and the lead-
Qacedites were present. Tin
situation was thoroughly canvassed, and
j, was d« cided to surrender the capital.
Baquedano was given oharge of the
< » and authorized to arrange the terms
of surrender. Word was sent to General
< nto that all troops in Santiago had de
. ;. ! adhesion to the Congressional
party, aim that Santiago was at his dis
posal. The Characal Regiment was or
dered to proceed to Santiago to assist the
Government troops in preserving order j
and.nrepare the _a_Tac__sfor2,o6oaddi
tional troops. Accompanying the n.,.
yuent was Senor A. L. "Zimirauo, who I
will for the present net as Intcndentc of
lt is learned that the city of Santiago is
in a terrible state. Jn addition to the de
struction done by the mob, it is threat
ened with the eruption of all the desper
ate characters in ihe surrounding coun
try. General Baquedano has posted a
regiment in the cordon about the city to
prevent outlaws firom entering the city,
but it is an almost hopeless task.
General Canto and stall have left Val
pariso for Santiago with additional
troops. A new chiel of Police of Santiago
aud new Bailroad Administrator havo
It is asserted on good authority that
Balmaceda went by special train to Tal
cahuano yesterday. There he will make
connection with the Condeli and Impe
rial, and in one of these vessels make for
Buenos Ayres or MoUteviueo. if this is
so he will probably escape.
Comparative order has been restored in
this city. Rioters caught in thoir work
were summarily dealt with, many being
shot, but rioting was not stopped until
property worth §1,-00,000 had been de
Many tyrannical acts have been per
petuated here since January by Govern
ment officials, and every warship in the
hay has its quota of refugees. This gave
rise to a bitter feeling on the part ofthe
Congressionalists, particularly against
Americans, for Admiral Brown has given
asylum to many unpopular officials on
board the San Francisco and Baltimore.
Admiral Drown of the San Francisco
tins afternoon had a Long conference with
Junta Leaders, and the irritation against
the Americans has been Bubdued. The
Junta is exceedingly anxious to secure
recognition from the United State., uid
is nuw hopeful that it will be accorded
Numerous Government officials have
been arrested, but such have been
assured of a (air trial beiore the proper
authorities when quiet is restored. Montt
and General Camo say there will be no
measures taken toward the formation ol
a new Government until all the members
ofthe Junta arrive hen- from Iquique.
tt is hardly probable that an (lection will
he held for some time, and in the mean
time the Junta will be in control.
The ambulano Bervice lias been simply
iceful. Hundreds of wounded men
were left on the battle field to die, who
might have been saved if prompt m os
uresof relief were taken. The surgeons
Of foreign warships have dune the most
valuable service in caring for the
wounded, and had i. not been for their
hard, effective work, tbe sufferings ofthe
wounded soldiers would nave much
greater. Especial credit is die the medi
cal staffs Of the United States ships San
Francisco and Baltimore.
It has been ascertained' that 800,000
pesos in silver was shipped on the Brit
ish slo._p of war Espiegle, The Senior
British naval officer lure is making
every effort to communicate with the
Captain ofthe Bspiegle with a view to
detaining the bullion, if possible, itis
supposed tb.u Balmaceda intended to use
the money to make payments on account
of the new cruisers, Pr< sidente Erraz
uriz and Presidente Pinto.
CRUISER PR_SIDE_TE I'INTO.
Bi.e.i.i;., Anu-. 30.—The commander ol
the Chilean cruiser Presidente I'iu.o has
asked the German authorities for permis
sion to dock his vessel at Kiel.
REJOICING Al BALMACEDA'. i.M,;..
London, Aug. 30.—The Berlin cor
respondent of the Times says that the
British man-of-war blspiegle consented
to carry Balmaceda's silver only after an
American man-of-war had declined the
tempting offer to perform the same serv
ice. The press of both Berlin and Paris
rejoice at tne fail of Balmaceda.
Plot to Overthrow the ('nvernment in
New York, Aug. 30.—Advices received
in this city from Brazil, via Montevideo,
give the details of a conspiracy which was
discovered in Kio Grande do Sul, and in
which many prominent persons are in
Rumors have been current in Buenos
A., res and even in liio Janeiro for a long
time that the enemies of the present Gov
ernment were preparing to begin a revo
lution in Rio Grande. Strict watch was
placed on tiie persons suspected, and tin
matter was finally abandoned by the
Government as untrue. It now seems to
bave been founded on fact. The plan
was to .attack all the armories which it
was known would remain faithful to the
< rovernmeni and * apture them.
While a party of travelers were driving
in tbe outskirts of Salla it begin to rain,
and. looking lora place in which to go in
order to gel out of the rain, they saw in
the midst of the woods three or four huts.
They entered, and to their surprise found
them piled up with long narrow ho.\es.
.mall barrels or kegs and square hoxes
of wood. Close inspection showed them
to be kegs of powder and cases of rifles
and boxes containing ammunition.
As soon as the rain had subsided the
trav< lers went to the city and told their
nnd to the authorities, when a detach
ment of soldiers was at once sent t< the
spot and a guard on the huts established.
<>n tho ame night a negro was captured
just as he was about to enter one of the
Fpoii being searched important papers,
containing a list of persons friendly to
the movement, were found in bis pos
session. He also had among his papers
the plan of the two armories and a list of
the otlicers and men who would be most
likely to make a light for the Govern
WORLD'S GRAIN HARVEST.
Tlie Crop of Wheal and Rye Below the
Vitnna. Aug. 30.— The Hungarian
Government has issued an estimate ofthe
world's grain harvest, based upon Con
sular reports irom all parts ol the world.
The yield of Wheat is estimated at from
723,000,000 to 7:.' . hectolitres, and
rye at from . 0 t0360,000,000 he -t"
being 44,000,000 to 50,000,000 hecto
litres below the average for wheat cud
from 90,000,000 to 100,000,000 heectolitres
below the average for rye. Austria re
quires to import trom 10,000,000 to 12,0 '.
-000 ii. f .litres of wheat and 6,000,000 hec
tolitres of rye, Germany 10,000,000 hecto
litres of wheat and from 23.000,000 to 26,
--hectolitres of rye. and France 30,
--000,000 hectoliters of wheat. Hungary
hectolitres <<t' wheat, but in rye there is a
large deficiency. In Russia the wheat
surplus amounts to 16,500,000 hectolitres,
and the ry.- deficit amounts to 40,000.000
to 45,090,000 hectolitres.
Advised to Adon. a Pacific Attitude.
Paris, Aug. 30.—The Servian Govern
ment has communicated with Rf. Ribot,
French Foreign Minister, regarding the
Porte's diplomatic intervention between
Bulgaria and Servia, tbe Porte having
protested against Servia massing troops
< stensil ly for maneuvers on the Bul
garian frontier. It Is reported that Ribot
advised Servia to adopt a pacific attitude
and refrain from an offensive demonstra
tion against Bulgaria.
Will be Kadfl Free Ports of .Entry.
PARIS, Aug. 30.—The journal of tlie
Chamber of Commerce states that the
Belgian Government will declare Ant"
worp and other Belgian ports free ports,
aiming to make Belgium the warehouse
of Europe. Many French and other
European firms would not heeita c to
transfer their business to Belgium in
order to escape the burdens of protective
Every workman in Japan wears on his
cap and on his hack an inscription giv
ing his business and his employer's
SACKAMEJSiTO, MONDAY MOEXING, AUGUST 31, IS9I.
A Large Portion of Winnemucca,
Nev., Burned to the Ground.
BUT ONE BUILDING IN THE LINE OP
• THE FIRE ESCAPES.
Closing Day's Races at fPotnlnma and
Chico—A -JOggor at Rockport Tvlllcd
by a I_ojr Rolling Over Illm—Burg
lars Blow Open a Sale at Stockton
and Secure Valuable Jewelry.
Special to the Recohp-Un-ton.
WnrsßanrocA, Aug. 30.—A disastrous
fire occurred here to-day. It originated
in some unknown way in the outbuild
ing of -John Schmidt's boo! and shoe
store, and spread with great rapidity.
The water works failed utterly, and in
three hours every building in the line of
the tire, except the fire-proof First Na
tional Bank building, had been utterly
destroyed. The Loss amounts to 9190,000,
witli about 860,000 insurance.
The principal Lasses are aa lollows : X.
Levy A Co., general inerehandi.se. Loss
875,000, insurance 940,000; John Schmidt,
b.»ot and shoe store and residence, Loss
£12,000, no insurance; Charles Diehl,
bakery, resid< me, saWion and an ither
buiidiug, loss §10,000, partially insured;
Masonic Hall, loss 920,000, insur
ance 912,000; the Silver State office,
loss $4,000, insurance 92,500; gas works
93,000; Judge Bonnifield's law of
nce and business house on Main
street, loss 91,200, .insurance 9500—he
saved his extensiye law Library: George
K. Walker, undertaker establishment,
Loss $1,000, insurance 9500; Charles Wur
telle, variety and fruit store, $2,000, no
insurance; George Luther, saloon, loss
••_.o'_. no insurance; Henry Busch, two
buildings, loss 93,000, no insurance; L.
Hoffman, store, loss (5,000, no insurance;
F. L. Fellows, saloon and building, loss
93,000, no insurance; Mrs. s. \v. Ruse,
Lodging-house, loss 92,500, no insurance;
Mrs. a. i. Gibson, postoffice building,
p - §1,000, no insurance; also her resi
dence, loss 92.000, insurance 9800: Mis.
Mary Brown, building, loss 91,000, par
tially insured; McAllister's residence,
- >,000, no insurance; Miss Lou Chap
pelle, building, loss 9800, no insurance;
Henry Warren, dwelling, loss 91,000, in
surance 9300; Pascal's residence, loss
93,000; Mrs. Winde's residence, loss 91,000,
ON THE TURF.
(losing Day olthe Races at Petaluma
P_T._i.r_._. Aug. 30.—There was a
small audience at the race track yesterday
to witness the last day's event ofthe
First race, trotting, 227 class, Ned
Locke won. Flora <;. second, Maud C.
distanced. .Best time, 2:24 J.
Maud Dee had a walk-over for the four
year-old distri. t stake.
Gold Medal won the free-for-all pacing
race, Princess Alice second. Best time.
Silkey won the special pacing race,
Lucy S. being distanced. Time, 2_28.
Orrin Hickok drove Stamboul an ex
hibition mile in 2::.o, the Last quarter be
ing made in 0:335, a 2:14 gait.
Chico, Aug. 30.—"Yesterday's races fin
ishe I the hest week ever held here. The
track was speedy and the races good.
Wilkes won the yearling tro. in :!:__o.,
Escort second. Maud I>. third.
Trotting, 2-:27 class, Loara '/.. won,
Diana second, Sidney J. third. Best
Pacing, 2:20 class, starters Our Dick.
Tom Ryder and Belle Button. Our Dick
led to the last quarter, when Belle Dutton
caught him, and both made a whipping
finish, our Dick winning, Tom Kyder
ihird. Time, 2:195.
Second heat. Tom Ryder led round to
the wire, Our Dick a neck behind, Belle
Button third. Time. 2:1 _.
Third heat, our Dick won by a neck,
Tom Ryder second, Belle Button thud.
Time, 2.18 J.
Fourth heat, Our Dick and Belle But
ton came under the wire in a dead heat,
Tom Kyder a good third. Time, 2_2L
Fifth beat, Tom Ryder first, Belle But
ton second. Our Dick third. Time, 2.24.
The last neat was postponed on account
of tlie darkness. The live-eighths of a
mile dash was declared oil".
KEY ADA COUNTY FAIR.
Nevada City, Aug. 30.—The fair to be
given here, beginning next Thursday and
continuing five days, promises to be one
of the i-i'st in every way sine.- the Seven
teenth Agricultural District Association
was organized, seven Rears ago. Entries
of more than 100 horses, including some
of tbe fastest on the ecast, have been
made, and purses aggregating 910,000 will
be given for the races, which are to take
place at Glen Brook Bark. Grass Val
ley has tho pavilion this year, in pursu
ance of the established custom oi alter
nating it between that place and this city.
Grass Vai.i.uy, Aug. 30.—Hundreds
Of people are arriving to see the fair this
week, and great interest is being mani
fested. Superintendent Dodge of the
pavilion has complete arrangements
made and numerous exhibits are being
received. The mines will be especially
New York, Aug. 80.—The great fu
turity race was run yesterday afternoon
on the track of the Coney island Jockey
Club. The event carried the richest
stakes in the world, and tliis is the way
the result was announced by the judges:
His Highness first, Yorkville Beiio sec
ond, Dagonet third. Time, 1:1,. I-.. The
distance . as three-quarters of a mile.
Judge Hebbard Sentence . llim to Ton
Years at san Quentin.
San FRAKCIBCO, Aug. 30.— J. A. Kim
ball appeared in Judge Hebbard's court
yesterday to be sentenced for forging the
name of A. D. Wilder of the Southern
Pacific Company to a check for 986 on the
Crocker- Wool worth Bank. Council for
the defendant stated that no motion
would be made for a new trial. Kimball
then made a speech, stating that he had
objected to a new trial because his attor
neys proposed to advance the insanity
plea. "F am not insane," he added, "but
lam innocent of this crime. My convic
tion was the result t" f__e testimony antl
the over-zealous efforts of the detectives
who had the case in charge. 1 solemnly
declare thai the prosecuting witness, J.
Okerblad, who Identified me as tie- _ er
son who indorsed the forged cheek at the
hank, did not tell the truth, for what rea
son 1 do not know, unless inducements
were held out to him by the detectives."
Kimball, in conclusion, reaffirmed his
innocence, and asked the court, for the
sake ol* his wife, to suspend judgment
and permit him to leave the state.
"I have no option." said Judge Ileb
bard, "hut to impose upon you the min
imum penalty lor your crime, winch is
ten years: that I have decided to do. The
judgment of the law and the sentence of
ihe oourt, therefore, is that you be con
fined in the State prison at Foisom ibr
Kimball has served a term in prison
for a forgery committed in 1882. He is a
middle-aged man of good address. He
served in an Indiana tegiment during
the last years of the uivil war, and
states that his father is the present
Postmaster in Ogden, L T. T. At the time
of his arrest he was employed in the
offices of the Southern Pacific Railroad
1 Vacaville Fruit Sales.
Vacaville, Aug. 30.—According to a
statement published in the Enterprise
yesterday there have been shipped to
Eastern points 374 carloads of green fruit
and 4.'} carloads of dried fruit, being
largely in excess of tbe number shipped
at the same timo hist year. Edward
Fisher of the Bank of Vacaville states
that §2(55,000 have been paid growers for
fruit so far this season, a sum slightly
less than last year at this time. In con
sequence of the low prices very little
dried fruit has changed hands and re
turns are, therefore, behind.
County Ilitrli School Defeated.
Anaheim, Aug. 30.—At yesterday's
election the country precincts rolled up
solid majorities against the Ounty High
School. Santa Ana, being the place se
lected for the site of the school, gave 180
majority against the school. The returns
in from nineteen precinctsigive32oma
jority against the school. Then'are six
small precincts to hear from. Had the
campaign lasted two weeks longer the
majority against the school would have
been much larger.
• i.u.i.am), Aug.».—An electric car ran
into a horse car at the crossing of Four
teenth and Grove streets to-night, badly
injuring the driver and another man on
the platform. The horse cars have the
right of way, and the driver expected the
electric car to stop, bnt it did not doso.
Both cars were idled with passengers.
The crossing is a dangerous one, and
there have been in the past several nar
row escapes from accident there.
Burglary at Stockton.
Stockton, Aug. 30.—The safe in Cra
nilli Bros.' grocery store was blown open
some time during last night. There were
i\x<- employes sleeping in the rear ofthe
building at the time of the burglary, but
did not hear ;hc disturbance. The burg
lars made away with a gold watch val
ued at and a diamond ring valued at
880, together with |5 change from the till.
Ills Neck Broken.
West, out, Aug. 30.—Alexander C.
Broadfootwas killed in the logging woods
at Rockport yesterday by a log rolling
over him, breaking his neck. He leaves
four children in Allenford, Ontario.
The first carload of sugar from the
Chino factory was shipped to Los Ange
les on Saturday. Several other cars are
ready for shipment.
The official estimate of damage by tlie
pecent cyclone on tlie island of Martin
ique, places tiie amount at §10,000,000. It
is estimated that 378 people lost their
The recent imperial ukase prohibiting
the exportation of rye from Russia, does
not refer to ports on the White Sea. there
fore large exports of that cereal are ex
pected from that quarter.
Ivan Caryll, the Belgian composer,
has filed a petition for divorce from his
American actross wife, formerly Oerai
dine Llmar, naming as co-respondent
Horace Sedgcr, manager of the Lyric
A telegram to a membei of the com
pany with which Jim Corbett is trav
eling says: Corbett answers Mitchell that
he will fight him to a finish with gloves
for . 10,000 a side, the match to take place
four months after signing the articles
before the athletic club offering tho
All the northwestern part of Faulk
County, South Dakota, was burned over
last night by a fire twenty miles wide
and extending from Faulkton fifty miles
northwest. The farmers are ruined. For
the space of twenty miles no grass is left
for slock. The damage cannot be esti
mated yet. Not less than twenty town
ships have been desolated by this "terrible
Professor Hogan, a balloonist, fell at the
Exposition Grounds in Detroit, Saturday
afternoon. He had ascended nearly a
mile, aud was preparing to cut loose his
parachute and descend when he lost his
hold and fell to the ground. Hig body
was mangled beyond recognition, every
bone being broken. Thirty thousand
people witnessed the catastrophe. Hogan
was a brother of Hogan who made an
ascension in Campbell's airship in New-
York some years ago and was lost.
An Apt Rebuke.
There is a Unitarian clergyman who is
not without a power of "keen retort, and
who is none the less gifted with the grace
to command his tongue rather than allow
his tongue to oommand him. 110 has in
lis congregation one of those women who
make a pretense of frankness an excuse
for rudeness, and who are given to boast
ing that they are plain-spoken, when the
truth is that they are Simply ill-bred and
insolent. This especial lady is wealth}-;
and there are not many in the list of her
acquaintances who dare rebuke her,
albeit they do together console oach other
for the wounds thej' suffer from her
tongue by abusing her roundly.
It chanced that one evening the lady
and the clergyman were partners at
whist at the house of a common friend,
and s.» successful were they that they
won almost every game for the evening.
Like people who are fond of having their
own way the lady was in high humor
Over this success, and when the play was
over she pushed back her chair from the
table witn the characteristic and graceful
remark to her partner :
"You do play a good game of whist,
Mr. Blank. If you only prbachedas well
as you play whist it would be a treat to
go to church to hear you."
The clergyman was quite equal to the
occasion. He kept his temper and his
face under perfect control as he replied:
"Thank you, Miss Sharp, but you
know anybody can learn to play whist,
while genius and good breeding come by
grace of God." —Boston Courier.
A Smart Dog.
Senator Kennaand Senator Blackburn
are great sportsmen as everyone knows.
Each is the owner of a pointer, the rela
tive merits of which they are frequent lv
engaged in discussing in tho cloak-room's
of the Senate, much to the annoyance of
their more staid colleagues. The other
day Kenna said to Blackburn, lighting
a fresh cigar:
"Joe, you may talk as much as you
like about your dog. but mine won't go
i >ut with me when the cartridges don't tit
An audible smile went around the
room, and everybody thought well, for
once, .loe Blackburn has been beaten at
his own _rame. The junior Senator from
Kentucky, however, was equal to the oc
casion, ilo looked at Kenna for a mo
ment and then quietly remarked:
"Well. Kenna. I admit that your dog
exhibits an intelligence almost akin to
reason, but I don't mind backing mine
■gainst him. I was _Ln the fields one day
with that dog, and a man 1 wasn't acq
uainted with came along near us. My
tog pointed at him. 1 called to the dog,
hut nothing would induce him to move.
So I went up to tho stranger.
"sir,' I said, 'would you oblige nio
with your name?'
" 'Certainly,' replied the stranger; 'mv
name is Partridge.' "
Without another word Kenna took
Blackburn's arm and both disappeared
in the direction of the Senate restaurant,
followed by the shouts of their friends.
—New York Tribune.
MRS. SEARLES' WILL.
Twenty-One Relatives Give Notice
of a Contest
THEY CLAIM THAT UNDUE INFLU
ENCE WAS USED.
Bx-Consrcssmnn "William I_. Scott
"Rapidly Sinking:—Collision in Ohio
Between a 1 ___a.lit and an Excur
sion Train—Tho Bear Car on the
Latter Train Totally Demolished,
But Xo rsnoniigwis Killed.
Special to the r_F.cor.t>T TXTO*.
New York, Aug. SO.—Edward F.
Searles will not be allowed to enjoy
Mark Hopkins' millions without a strug
gle. Twenty-one new claimants to Mrs.
Hopkins-Searles' estate have appeared,
and notice of a contest was sent last week
to Great Barrington, Mass. Several
claimants have Joined hands with Timo
thy Hopkins, and this probably Induced
him to decline recently an oiler of five
millions and not oppose the probate of
the will On September 17th he will file
his claims, which will be the opening
wedge for one oi* the most sensational
will contests on record.
During the past week Lawyer Russell
Wilson of San Francisco, representing
Timothy Hopkins, has been in this city
consulting with Butler, Stillman .. Hub
bard, counsel for Searles. Lawyer
Frank Rogers also notified Searles* law
yers last Thursday of his intention to
contest Mrs. Searles* will on the ground
of insanity and undue influence i>v ber
husband. He represented the Hebbard
family, Becond cousins of Mrs. Searles.
He also said he intended joining hands
with Lawyer Russell Wilson.
It appears that .Mrs. Searles had many
poor relatives whom she occasionally as
slsted. Some received a regular yearly
income. To William IL Hebbard she
said: "You will all he remembered
handsomely in my will. You are not so
numerous that I cannot afford to make
you large bequests."
Insanity and undue influence are the
basis ofthe suit to be brought by twenty
one new claimants. They allege that
Searles illegally used influence by circu
lating false stories about them. They
charge that Searles informed Ids wile
that her relatives wee only a lot of beg
gars awaiting her death.
It is also charged that Mrs. Searls had
tits ot emotional insanity: that she was
violent at times, and frequently had no
control 'over her mind. The Hcbbards
will submit documentary evidence to
show that Mrs. Searls was" partly insane
at times. This will also be supported
by Timothy Hopkins, who, it is charged
that on several occasions he suffered vio
lence at the hands of his mother by adop
One of thecousins, Nathaniel Hubbard,
lives in this city. He says: "1 was al
ways on the best of terms with Mrs.
Searles. as we all were, until Edward
Searles interfered. He wrecked her
mind and drove her insane. We never
doubted that she would keep her promise
to remember us in her will."
"Tnis wiil was tiie work of Searles and
poor Mrs. Hopkins did what was asked.
My papers and letters show a most
gisantic conspiracy it I am not greatly
mistaken. My two brothers, William 11.
Hebbard and (-eorge Hebbard, and I took
all over all our letters. We found sev
eral letters promising that we would all
be w ell remembered in the will."
The Hebbard contestants are Nathaniel
Hebbard. (ieorge Hebbard, William H.
Hehbard, Harriet Hebbard, James
Smith and Mrs. Jane A. lloliingsworth,
tirst cousins; Alonzo Hebbard, Elisha
Hebbard, Mrs. Josephine Davis and Mrs.
Charles Wheeler, second cousins.
The Sherwood contestants are Hyman
Sherwood, Lydia Sherwood, Detsio Sher
wood, Hester Sherwood and Mary Sher
wood, lirst cousins.
Prices Realized at the Sales in tho
Fast on Saturday.
CHICAGO, Aug. 80.—Tbe Porter Brothers
Company sold yesterday at auction for ac
count of California Fruit I'nion shippers:
liartlett pears. §1 75@2 20; tiros prunes,
75c@$l; Crawford peaches, 70c@?l 10;
nectarines, -lOf'.GOc; Tokays, §1 65@2 B_
Muscats, §1 10. .1 56; few poor condition,
»ior. sr>c; Fellenberg prunes, SI 1«*>; Japan
plums, $1 50; yellow clings, $1 10(a,l 15;
Black Prince grapes, 65c.
Chicago, Aug. 30.—The Earl Fruit
Company sold California fruit at auction
as follows : Bartlett pears, 81 80@2 2..
Late Crawford peaches, 75qfc$fl; Orange
cling peaches, Soc@sl 15; Susquehanna
peaches, I _>cfa.sl; Golden-cling peaches,
5.1 05; Hungarian prunes, Si 25; Gros
prunes, Bsc<£ il; Japan plums, _ 55@1 60;
Muscat grapes, poor condition, half
crates, S_)e..< Si HO; Tokay grapes, _ SO'^
2 30; nectarines, §1 25.
< >.MAH.\, Aug. 30.—The Porter Brothers
Company, agents for the California Fruit
Union, sold threo carloads of California
fruit yesterday, realizing for Bartlett
Dears, $175@2 25; peaches. 90c@$l;
plums, 75c@fl; Muscats, SI 25@1 50;
Black Prince grapes, _._ 1 25.
Business Transacted In the Principal
Cities IM.rine. the Past Week.
Boston, Aug. 30.—Clearings: New
York, 1548,412,900, a decrease of 12.7 per
cent.; Chicago, 5.0,057,000, an increase of
8.1; Boston, 575,7!i5.000, a decrease of 6.9
por cent.; Philadelphia, $55,558,000,
a decrease of 10.6 per cent.; St.
Louis, 570,550,000, an increase of 15.4 per
cent.; San Francisco, 5i8,442,000, an in
crease of 8.8 ncr cent.; Baltimore, §13,
--208,000, an increase of 7.7 per cent.; Cin
cinnati, 810,812,000, an increase of 3.0 per
cent.; Pittsburg, SI 1,26-1,000, a decrease of
W.O per cent.; Minneapolis, §0,358,000, an
increase of 1!.5 per cent.; Omaha, §3,605,-
DOOjja decrease of 26.9 per cent.; Denver,
£3,931,000, a decrease of 13.4 per cent.; St.
Paul, §4,249,000, an increase of 17.7 per
cent.; Duluth, §1,084,555, a decrease of 4.1;
Galveston, §1,560,000, an increase of
-'..'_ per cent.; Portland, Or., §716,000,
an increase of 7.5 per cent.; Salt Lake,
1160,705, a decrease of 8.5 per cent.;
Tacoma. §559,000 a decrease of 11.3;
Seattle 9731,000, a decrease of 42.5 per
_ent.; Los Angeles, 9688,000, an increase
of 57.3. Sixty cities in the United States
and Canada show a total of §954,2^5,000, a
decrease ofß.l percent.
The "Wizard to Placo the Concern in
England on a Commercial Basis.
Nkw York. Aug. 30.—Edison, who has
long been feeling his way with his phono
graph in England, is at length about to
(dace tho concern on a commercial basis.
___ preliminary campaign, under Colonel
Hournand's generalship, has been adroitly
md ably managed. The phonograph has
been liberally lent for charitable purposes,
lias chronicled the words of Gladstone, the
songs of "Madame Patti and Lord Tenny
son reading his own poems, but no money
baa been taken on behalf of tho nroorie-
tors. Now- a scheme is on foot to dispose
of tho monopoly of one class of phono
graphs in Groat Britain. Tho project has
been privately brought before a numbei
of capitalists, who are asked to form
themselves into a syndicate to take ovei
the concern. Seventy-five thousand
pounds is asked, and for this sum Edison
undertakes to deliver in London a thou
sand phonographs in complete working
IN LUCK AGAIN.
A Clerk Falls Heir to Ills Third
Nkw York, Aug. 30. — Constantino
Ashargan, a young man who has been a
millionaire twice and is now clerking for
$10 a week, is in luck again. A number
of years ago he inherited a million dollars
upon the deatii of his lather, a wealthy
manufacturer of Athens, and proceeded
to cut a large swath. By the time he
was 25 years of age lie was penniless.
Shortly alter his mother died, leaving
him another million. Hy diligent appli
cation he managed to squander this in
eight years, w hen he came to this coun
try, landing at San Francisco and beating
his way to New York, where he has
since resided. Now an uncle in Alexan
dria has died and left him a third fortune.
Constantine says he will take care of this
PEC I I.IAR CASE.
I A Young Man Loses Eve __ Sense Hut
Thnt of Feel ins?.
Muskegon (Mich.), Aug. 30.—An ex
traordinary case bas been dcvi .oped at
Whitehall, near this city, ' ieorge Heard,
a young man aged 'Jl years, has been (■(Mi
lined to his bed for the past three months,
during seven weeks of which time lie has
been in an unconscious condition. He
seems to have lost every s,use save that
Of teiliug. When be is touched on the
arm, with a slight downward pressure,
'< he will raise his arm; when an attempt is
i made to move his head to tbe right, he
will turn it to the left, in order to feed
the patient, four teeth had to knocked
out. as it was impossible to Open his
month either to insert food or to extract
the teeth. The attending physician pro
nounces it a case of cants.
A Settlement Effected.
Nkw Yokk, Aug. .10.—A settlement ol
tho affairs of John F. Plummer has been
effected. His creditors and those of his
brother, Albert T. Plummer, have fully
discharged them from all claims, retain
ing, however, all claims against William
S. Darling, ofthe firm settlement, due in
part to the belief of the creditors that
Darling disposed of a greater part of the
assets of the firm, and also in conse
quence of a concession of certain claims
against the assigned estate.
Severe Storm Bajrfng.
ASBtJRX Park (N, J., Aug. 30.—A
severe north.east storm is raging along
the New Jersey coast to-night. Much
damage being done. The surf is running
twelve and fifteen feet high. Several bad
cuts have been made in the Ocean Grove
beach. At Long Branch tlie bath-houses
were undermined and are toppling i^wr,
and the fish-house of William Van Dyke,
at the foot of Nortii Path avenue, Pong
Branch, is entirely undermined.
The Venezuelan Treaty.
Washington, Aug. 30.—1t is stated on
good authority that the reported rejec
tion by the Government of Venezuela of
the reciprocity treaty with the United
States is incorrect. Tlie treaty was not
rejected, but the Government sent it
back asking that it be modified, for the
reason that the concessions contemplated
would decrease the national revenue 30
per cent. The Venezuelan Govornment
is willing to concede half that.
-Loauuo and Association.
Chicago, Aug. 30. —The percentages of
Eastern clubs to and including Saturday
are as follows:
National League. Pre. Am. Ass'c'n. Prct.
Chicago .17 boston 704
Boston 587|St. Lonis _;...
New York 561 Baltimore 558
Philadelphia 524 Athletic 61 :>
Brooklyn 463 Columbus 45S
Cleveland .4 19 Milwaukee 426
Pittsbuig 4to Washington ;if>o
Cincinnati 396 Louisville 349
Railroad Collision in Ohio.
Chicago, Aug. : :o.—This morning a
coal train on the New- York, Lake Erie
and Western road collided with an excur
sion train on the Baltimore and Ohio at
Lodi, 0_ The rear car of the excursion
train, containing twenty-eight passen
gers, was thrown from the track, being
totally demolished. Four people wero
painfully injured. The others escaped
with a bad shaking up.
Ex-Conjrressman Sehofleld Dead.
Warren (Pa.), Aug. .*io.—Judge G. W.
Schofield died this morning of heart
disease, aged 77. lie was a member of
tho thirty-eighth, thirty-ninth, fortieth,
forty-first, forty-second and forty-third
Congresses; Kegister of the Treasury un
der President Hayes and appointed Judge
ofthe Court of Claims by President Gar
field, retiring last July.
Illicit Distillers Arrested.
Desoto (Miss.), Aug. 30.—Marshal
Wilkes and deputies, who followed the
notorious Bob Simms and gang of illicit
distillers and murderers from Alabama,
early this morning captured eight ofthe
gang near here. Simms himself evaded
Death ot a Promlnont Banker.
Tyler (Tex.), Aug. .'lo.—Colonel Thos.
It. Brown, senior member of the bank
ing house of Bonner A Homier, and ono
ofthe Receivers of tho International and
Great Northern Railroad, died hero this
Turned Over to tho Southern Pacific.
Dallas Aug. 30.—The Trunk
Railway was turned over to the Southern
Pacific Company yesterday afternoon.
Major Charles Dillingham represented
the Southern Pacific.
Ex-Congressman Scott Very 111.
Erie (Pa.), Aug. 30.—Ex-Congressman
William L. Scott is said to be rapidly
sinking. The physicians have deckled to
tako him to Newport to-morrow.
Bicarbonate Works Burned.
NATRONA (Pa.), Aug. 30.—The bicar
bonate department of the Pennsylvania
Salt Company was destroyed by lire this
morning. Doss, §100,000.
The Austrian Empress.
Paris, Aug. 80.—A dispatch to tho _Es
tafette from Vienna says that the Austrian
Empress shows signs of insanity. She
is very eccentric, among other things de
siring bizarre costumes in which to ap
pear in public. Medical experts called
by the Emperor have pronounced the
case a grave one, being associated with a
Between 00,000,000,000 and 100,000,000,000
codiishes are taken from the sea around
the shores of Newfoundland evory year.
A single cod yields something like 3,500,
--000 eggs each year, and over 8,000,000,000
have been found in the roe of a single
cod. A herring of six or seven ounces in
weight is provided with 30,000,000 ova.
After making all reasonable allowances
for the destruction of eggs and the young,
it has been calculated that in three years
a single pair of herrings will produce
The Czar, Czarina and the Grand Duke
Alexis have started for Finland in the
imperial yacht Berjava.
WHOLE Tno. 15,561.
PINE NUT MINES.
They Arc Not the Great Find That
Has Been Reported.
THE PEOPLE WARNED NOT TO BE
Governor Coleord of Nevada Says tho
Reports Havo Been Greatly Kxnj;
eorntod, and Does Not Think Then.
is Anything Very Promising at Pino
Special to tho Record-Union.
San P«AHcXBCO, Aug. 30.—Governor
Coleord of Nevada arrived in tliis city
yesterday. In relation to a dispatch
which contained ji statement made by
Senator Haines regarding the reported
rich strike of quid at Pine Nut, th. Q :
ernor said that he did not desire to say a
Word against Senator Haines, who was
his friend and a very good man. Haines
was one of Nevada's World's Fair Com
missioners, and was thoroughly capable
and meant well. The trouble was lie
sometimes became too enthusiastic Gov
ernor Coleord said that Haines had never
in his life been a practical coining man,
and knew nothing about prospecting ox
judging the probable value «,t" a vein.
Even if he had been inside Zirn's shaft
he was not capable of telling whether tho
outlook was promising or not, and it was
simply ludicrous lor him to compare i
little strike like that at Pine Nut to Bodie
in its palmiest days. To class Pine Nut
with it could not have any other result
than to send thousands and thousands of
people to a part of Nevada which might
not produce anything of considerable
Governor Coleord gave his reasons in
detail for not believing tha: there was
anything very promising at Pine Nut.
As a man who had been a practical miner
and ppospector the best pari of his life,
and who had worked in and been eon
nocted with mines almost to the day be
took oiliee, he said he felt confident that
he understood the business very well.
The trouble with Pine Nut was that prac
tically nobody vouched for it but /.im,
an ignorant miner, /.irn had a partner.
a half owner in tbe mine, one Schultz
who had not yet said that lie believed
there was a big mine in sight. Until
Schultz said something every good
mining man who knew him would be
doubtful about the real value of tho
strike. Th.- Governor declared that
Schultz, B butcher in ("arson, was an
honest man and that if anybody could
get him to say thai the rumors about
Pine Nut were true it would be time
enough to believe them. Schultz had
been giving Zirn a "grub stake"' for
years, and now that the latter had a strike
Schultz would not, or at hast had not
said whether this was a good one or not.
This, in the opinion of the speaker, was a
suspicions circumstance and might well
be taken into consideration by in. n con
templating a trip to Pine Nut."
Governor Coleord said farther that be
had himself prospected the very country
Zirn's alleged strike was in and had not
seen any good indications on the surface.
If there was anything there beyond s
mere deposit it was remarkable indeed,
and a contradiction ol all prospectors'
The one feet, though, that, in the belief
of Nevada's Governor, ought to deter
men from rushing to Pine Nut, is that all
the claims for a distance around havo
already been taken up and thero is noth
ing left for anybody who has not plcntv
Governor Coleord, who has just re
turned from Calaveras County, will leave
at once for tlie Pine Nut mine, as he be
lieves that the boom has now reached a
stage where it is his duty as (Jhief Execu
tive of Nevada to announce definitely
whether or not there is any truth in the
sensational statements that havo been
printed concerning it.
THE COPYRIGHT LAW.
Speculations Upon it and Its Opera
In some friendly remarks on the new
copyright law, the London TYmeasays
that it is a subtle Question whether the
ellbrt to command the vast new public
which is opened to him will not modify
the aims and the style of the British
author. May not tho desire to please a
large and uncultivated public somewhat
degrade tho character of Hritish litera
ture? For. says the Times, "it is an
humbling thought that the widest circula
tion that any American author has at
tained during recent yoars was reached
by a certain Hey. E. P. Roe, who lately
died. Mow Mr. Roe, with all his virtues,
was not a man whom clever writers
should set themselves to imitate.''
The Times, however, might relle< _. that
although the largest circulation attained
by journals in London is that of those of
which little is known, the fact does not
affect the quality of the Junes or tho
Spectator. Moreover, the writers who
set themselves to imitate others do not
found a literature, nor is their Imitation
due to the desire to iind an audience. It
is the instinctive tribute to a power
which fascinates and commands." The
imitators of Byron merely expressed in
that way, but unconsciously, the force of
his fascination. It was not a device of
authors to sell their wares.
The Times, however, says truly: "Tho
best work of which a man is capable—
this is what is most likoly to bring him
success." For tho production of such
best work fair play is a cardinal condi
tion, and that is largely provided by the
new law, whicli embraces artists no less
than authors. Even if nobody should bo
pecuniarily benefited by it, everybody
will feel better.—Harper's Weekly.
LUNACY IN A CAT.
It Had a Crazo for Being Run Over by
The jovial driver was speeding alon .
one of the dark avenues where tho elec
tric light is subdued considerably by
heavy foliaged trees, says tho Buffalo Kj
press. Just then a little fox terrier took
it into his head to give chase to a black
cat, which mado straight for the street
ear and seemed bent on passing under
"What became of that cat?" inquired
one of the passengers who wondered
whether it was possible for a member of
tho feline tribe to get ground to powder
in this way and no sound to he heard.
"It dodged ami went from under again,"
replied another passenger who had been
watching the movement.
Then it was tho driver's opportunity to
astonish his audience. He did so after
tliis fashion: "< >n my rounds on the East
Side there used to be a cat that would sit
out in the middle of thotnu-k. and allow
horses and car to pass over without budg
ing an inch."
••What!" exclaimed an incredulous in
dividual, "do you mean to say that tho
_ame cat used to sit regularly out on the
street and allow tlio car to pass over it
without getting hurt?"
"Fact," replied the driver. "The cat
seemed to have a craze for that sort of
thing, and wasn't a bit afraid of horses or
This, if true, is as striking an evidenco
of tho intelligent observation ofthe horso
is it would seem to be a proof of the lu
uacy of this particular cat.