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VOLUME LXXXII.--NO, 40.
LATTER DAY SAINTS.
Resolutions Promulgated by the
Mormon Church Conference.
STATEMENTS MADE BY THE UTAH
Claim Mnde that the Church Exercises
No Influence Over Members in Po
litical Matters —Xo Coercion or
Other Influence Whatever Exer
cised by Church Leaders.
Special to the Rkcord-Uniow.
Salt Lake, Oct. G.—At to-day's ses
sion of the Mormon conference, a lengthy
set of resolutions was adopted relative to
a statement made by a majority of the
Utah Commission in a recent report to j
the Secretary of the Interior. The reso- j
lutions set forth that tho commission
made many untruthful statements con
cerning the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saiuts, and the attitude of its
members in relation to political affairs.
The General Conference, in these reso
lutions, deny most emphatically the asser
tion of the commission that the church
dominates its members in political mat
ters, and that the church and State are
United. Whatever appearance there may !
have been in the past of a union of church
and State, the cause was, say the resolu
tions, that those holding ecclesiastical
authority were elected to civil authority
by a popular vote.
"There is no foundation or excuse for
the statement," say the resolutions,
"'that the church and State are united in
Utah, or that the leaders of the church
dictate to members in political matters.
N<J coercion or any other influence of an
ecclesiastical nature has been exercised
on us by our church leaders in reference
to which political party we shall join, and
we have been and are perfectly free to
unite with any or no political party, as
we may individually elect. Tho People's
party has been entirely and finally dis
solved, and our fealty henceforth will be
jo such national political party as se?ms
to us best suited to a republican govern
The resolutions further declare that the
members of tho conference do not be
lieve there has been any polygamous
marriages solemnized among the Latter
Day Saints during the period named by
who commission, and denounce the state
ments which convey the idea that such
marriages have been contracted as false
md misleading; protest against the per
versions of fact, principle and intent con
tained in the report of the commission
and declare that the manifesto of Presi
dent \Yoodruir forbidding future plural
marriages was adopted at last October's
conference in all sincerity and good faith,
and that they have every reason to be
lieve it has been carried out in letter and
The conference appeals to the press and
I !e of the country to accept its united
aration and protest; to give it pub
icity and aid in disseminating the truth,
falsehood "my be refuted and justice
• ioiie to a people continually maligned
and almost universally misunderstood.
Following this, a declaration signed by
President Woodruff George Q. Cannonj
and .Joseph F.*»Smit!i, was adopted saying j
1 hat the commissioners' report of polvg
: moua marriages was utterly without
ndation in truth, and repeating in the
most solemn manner the declaration by
'resident Woodruff at the last general j
conference, that there has been no plural
marriages during the period named: that i
polygamy lias not been taught, and that
the practice lias been strictly forbidden. ;
After the usual election of officers, the |
present incumbents being retained, the
Salt Lake, < >ct. o.— The Tritome (fien
tile) says the conference to-day resolved I
itself into somewhat of a political meet
ing. The most prominent men in the
councils of the church delivered ad-:
< rosacs. The commission report, says
the Tribune, has stirred Mormondom to
il> depths, and tho leaders, in an en
■ 1 ivor to counteract the influence the
report will have on Congress when their
I >ng-cherished object of making I'tah a
. k tate is presented, are moving heaven
and earth. The Tribune asserta that the
language of the speakers was such as to I
1 aye no doubt that adi vision of the party
lines was made under direction of the
< Lurch, and that its ultimate object is to
OalUbntia Not Yet Sure of Soonrlns a
"Washington, Oct. (!.—lt is not likely i
that any one will be ablo to discover for
j certainty whom Mr. Harrison has se
-1 toted for Government positions until
j ftor the November elections, but it is
believed that he has already made up his
Mind on the subject. It is thought that
le now contemplates using two Cabinet'
1 ppointments to strengthen himself in
New England and on the Pacific Coast.
< ircuni-tslices may arise which will
i iake the President want Mr. Miller to
remain in the Cabinet, sad, of coarse, if!
t icy should, ih<> Attorney-Genera] would
< soommodate himself to the President's
i iterests; but the present expectation of
both the President and Mr. Miile; is that
(he latter will retire from the Cabinet to
j >n the bench. It is believed then that!
t California man, probably Mr. Bstee,
md Governor Cheney of New Hamp
shire will be appointed to the Cabinet
incies. It is urged by Senator Chand
ler that the appointment of Mr. Cheney •
\ uld greatly SSSist him in his work tor
the President in New England, and that
Sr ecretary Proctor is of the same opinion.
1 Mll.l> 9EAXBB SUPKEME COURT.
Important Oases to Come Up at tin-
WaBHIHOTOH, Oct. 6w—At the October
t^nii of the Supreme Court of the United
;es, which meets next Monday, the
1 rat eSS* to come up will be I hat of
'."homas Henry Cooper, owner of the
;• liooner S.iyward. brought to test liie
( 11 stion of tho jurisdiction of the ' r.ited
States over the seal fisheries in Behring
The lottery case is set down for argu
ment after the Say ward case is disposed
< I". This case involves the question Of
t te eonstitsjtionality of the recent imti
-1 ittery legislation.
Following this will be heard a number
of cases bearing upon the constitution
ality of the McKinley Tariff Act.
OPIUM ni: \li:ks.
A. Chinese Capitalist's Advice to m«
Countrymen in Mew York,
Xkw Y<!-..:>.<"•■!. <;.-- The F.rtmn-j Sun
(nvs: The local CtritMßSQ who are intcr
< ,1 En opium-selling beldanother meet-
I ia^t night in tne office of Wong Foo
BgMayor, 16 Mott street. Ah l'i::g,
tiie Chinese capitalist, who is Interested
In largo amounts in a score of smuggling
c iterprises, presided. He denounced the
American Government, and said no one
Id Interfere with tho Chinese. He
[sed opium makers to go right on, and
not even bcther about locking the door.
"So long as you are not caught in the act
of cooking," said he, "you cannot be
convicted." Tho result "of this gave a
lirraer and more settled feeling in China
town last night. Busincsswill go mer
rily on, and home-made opium can be
obtained at any place on the list at the
rate of $11 per pound.
Blalne, Jr., Divorce Suit.
Sioux Falls (S. D.), Oct. 6.—The an
swer in the famous divorce suit of Marie
Nevins Blame vs. James G. Blame, Jr.,
was served upon Mrs. Blame to-day. She
asks for a divorce and the custody of her
child and for suitable alimony. Blame,
iv his reply, denies that he deserted
his wile, but asserts that she deserted him.
He pleads poverty, and says he lias an in
come of but $2,<XX) a year, which will
cease the Ist of December next.
A Corrected Hoport.
Washington, Oct. f>.—The Department
of State is informed by the Legation of
the United States at Lima that the report
of the assassination of four American
miners at Cajamaraquilla, Peru, is incor
rect. Am attack was made on them by
Indiana and one of the miners was
wounded. The others escaped, with the
loss of all their property.
Killed at a Railroad Crosstab.
Stafleton (Staten Island). Oct. <L —A
wagon containing four persons—a man, j
woman and two children—was struck by '
a railroad train at a crossing in Gifford j
this morning. The man and woman
were instantly killed and the children
were picked up in a dying condition.
Secretary Blalno Not 111.
ArorsTA, Oct. 6.— The report that '
Secretary Blame is again ill has been
circulated, but it is unfounded. Mc-
Connick Blame, Em moms 1 little son, has
been dangerously ill, but is now better.
This fact probably gave rise to the i
rumor of the Secretary's illness.
Two Persons Shot in (be Back.
Paris (Tex.), Oct. 6.—Deputy Sheriff
Caston and a bartender were found mur
dered in a saloon at Arthur City this
morning, both being shot in the back.
The cause of the murder is not known.
A "Woman Murdered*
WiLKESTiAKRK (Perm.i, Oct. G.—Mrs.
Arthur O'Donne'.l was found dead in her
bed this morning wilh several slab
wounds in her back. There is no clew to
No Hope for the Burled Miners.
Pottsvim.k (Perm.L Oet 6.—The res
cuers at the Richardson colliery have
given up all hope of rescuing the en
SAN FRANCISCO'S GRAND JURY.
NO DECrSTOX YET REACHED AS
TO ITS LEGALITY.
The Supreme Court Dismisses the
Agreed Case—A Test Case
Before the Court.
Special to the Recokd-Un ro!7.
San Fuan< is; o, Oct. G.—Attorney-
General Hart tiled a lengthy petition for
a writ of review in the Supreme Court
to-day, touching uion the inipanelment I
of the present Grand Jury, and together I
with Creed Haymond, counsel for
Stephen T. Gage, under attachment for
contempt for failing to comply with a
summons of the Grand .Jury, presented
an agreed case covering the points passed
upon by Judge Murphy in dismissing
Presiding Judge Eeatty, however,
stated that the case as agreed uj>on by the
counsel presented no controversy which
the Supreme Court could be called upon
Replying to Attorney-Geneal Hart's
statement, that the State would be at an
expense for the trials arising from the In
dictments that might be found by an
illegal Grand Jury, Justice Beatty stated
that he understood there was a series of
questions involved that the public might
be interested in, but that a person under
indictment could apply to th" Supreme ;
Court lcr a writ of prohibition.
The court in bank, Justice McFarland
being the only one absent, decided that
theoase presented no points in the eon-j
troversy that could be taken up by the !
Supreme Court and dismissed the writ.
Attorney-General Hart, in an interview
later, claimed tliat this course \irtually
established the legality of the jury 'a ads.
A VttST CASE.
San Francisco, Oct. B.—To-day Judge
Wallace issued an attachment for Bdgar I
B. Haymond to appear before him to]
show cause why he should not be fined
for contempt in failing to appear before
the Grand Jury as ordered.
Shortly after 2 o'clock Haymond ap
peared in court to answer lor "tho alleged
District Attorney Barnes read the aili
<ia\ it of Foreman Henley by which Hay
tnond was charged with having refused to i
answerasubpt na, after which EEaymond
stated that he had good reason for refus
| ing to obey the orders ofthe Grand Jury.
Prior to being served vrith a suopeni De
partment Twelve of the Superior Court
; had decided that the Grand Jury was an
Illegal body. "I nder the circutustan
<•• a/ 1 s:iiil fciaymond, "I do not feel like
wasting my time in attendance on ■ body '
> which has no 1« gal right t<> sit as a Grand
Judge Wallace smiled and asked the
District Attorney if he had anything
further to say.
Mr. Barnes merely said that he would
submit the cas ■ <>n the fact&
Mr. Haymond asked leave to tile a copy
of Judge Murphy's opinion in the Chute
contempt case, which Judge Wallace
The court then added: "I held in the
case of Kiehard chute that it wasoon-
I tempt to resist tiie process of this Grand
j Jury. I have since had no reason to
change my opinion. Tho defendant La
lined .s"»iHi and committed to jail livodavs.
The Sheriff will execute the order of the
Haymond left the courtroom with Un
der Sheriff Deveny, and proceeded to the
Supreme Court for a writof habeas corpus.
On being requested to issue a writ of;
habeas corpus, Chief Justice Beatty de-I
dined to do so on ins sole responsibility,
tie called in the other Supreme Court
Justices, and alter half an hour's consul
tation a writ was Issued, returnable at 2
:•. m. Thursday. Five hundred dollars
cash bail wasrequired and immediately
Maymond is acting in the ease as a
friend of the Grand Jury, having refused
(■> appear before them solely for the pur
pose of retting the Supreme Court to de
cide the question as to whether a witness
tan question the legality of the present
Alaska Packers' Association.
San FraISCXSOO, Oct. S. The Alaska
Packets' Association, comprising con
[ling interests in the thirty-three sal
mon canneries of Alaska, has been formed
here. Tiie association is controlled by
the following Hoard of Trustees: S. M*.
j Smith. <i. W. Hume, J. N. Knowles,
Charles Hiraoh and E. B. Beck, with \v.
i. Bradford as Secretary.
Found Dead In Bed*
PKTAi.rMA, Oct. (s.—Smith D. Tow no.
one of tho oldest and most respected ciii-
I sens of this city, was found dead in his
j bed this morning. Heart iailuro is sup-
I posed to be the cause
SACRAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1891.
WORLD'S RECORDS LOWERED.
The Palo Alto Two-year-old Arion
Trots a Mile in 2:15 3-4.
BELL BIRD REDUCES THE YEAR- j
Throo Brldco Carpenters Killed by Be
ing Run Into by a Train on the
Narrow Gauge Road Near Tomales
—Opium Seizure at Marysvlllc—The
State Grange in Session at Hay
Special to the Record-Union.
Stocktok, Oct. o.—To-day tho first
record meeting on the new kite-shaped
track took place, and those who were for
tunate enough to be present were well
repaid for the time spent. Past time was
expected to be made over the new course,
but no one anticipated the surprises in
stove, two world's records 5 eiujj broken.
Tlse meeting held here to-day shows
that the new kite-shaped truck is in the
best possible oondition, and is as fast, if
not faster, than any oth< r course. Seven
teen records were lowered to-day, and
two world's records were broken. The
timers were closely watched by horse
men, who bad watches on every heat, and
the general comment was that the records
were closely figured.
.Marvin came out behind the famous
two-year-old stallion Arion, by Elec
tioneer, out of Marietta, entered to beat
his record or 2121, made in a race at the
Slate Fair a lew weeks ago. Arion was
accompanied by a runner, and went off
easily. ]I<> went the first quarter in 0:345,
the half mile in 1:08 Hat, the three-quart
ers in 1:425, and made the mile in 2:15*.
Axion thus beat the world's record of 2:18.
held by Suno!.
The Falo Alto stable yearling IJell
Bird) by Electioneer, out of Beautiful I
Bells, was brought out to go against !
Cloraigu for a purse and beat the world's
ncord of 2£9s. The filly acted .splen
didly, and led to the quarter post in 37i
seconds, tin.' half-mile in 1:13£, ihree-qnar
tera in USOJ and the mile in &295, beating
the world's record two seconds.
Balkan, uy Mambriuo Wilkes, and
owned by Irvin Aver.-- of Shu Francisco,
was driven by Hickok to 'teat his record
of s^:2li. lie trotted without a skip in
Electricity, another Palo Alto horse,
went against liis record of 2:±J, and made
the iiiiie Ln*2:l7f.
Guide, A. T. Hatch's horse, by Direc
tor, was driven to beat his record of 2:20 i,
and did it iv 2:17^.
Azmoor, an Electioneer, went against
2:24 1, and made the mile in 2:20^. .Mon
trose, a three-year-old, made a record of
Hickok drove Mount Hood, by Eros,
in a race, and made afecord of 2:lV,*.
Clarion, an Klectioneer, made a record
Thornwood, by Hawthorne, made a
record of 2:2:' }.
Maude, a Stockton mare, got in a mile
in -:'■'><>, winning a race.
Mount Vernon, by Nutwood, was
driven by Hickok to beat his record of
2:21 s and made the mile in 2:18?. He is
ten years old, and is an old campaigner,
and is owned here.
Tiny, a two-year-old, by Electioneer,
made a record in a race against Richard's
Electxina, of £28$.
Electric, a three-year-old, won a heat
in 2:27 i.
Wild Bee, by Piedmont, and Kay
Tiiorne, by Hawthorne, were matched.
Wild Bee made the mile in 2:";0;, while
Ray 'i borne won the race in 2:285.
Another meeting will be held next
Tuesday, when, if the weather is good,
Palo Alto will go against his record. It
is expected that Sunol will go about a
week from next Tueslay.
&ACXKQ AT OAKL.AND.
• iaki-.vni', Oct. 6.—The first race, one
I mile and a sixteenth*, Acclaim won, Al
montsecoad. Time. I:-}: 1;.
Second race, five-furlong heats. Inker
man won, Ida Glenn second. Best lime,
Third race, six furlongs, Esperanza
| won, Ragna second. Time. 1:16.
Fourth race, seven furlongs, Delmar
won, Fanny F. second. Time, i:2. vU,
i: \ci N(; AT IToJ.'.iSTKH.
HOXXISTBR, Oct. li.—'Hi" second annual
fair of tin Sun Benito County Agricult
ural Association opened to-day and will
continue through the week. There was
an immense crowd at the race-track.
The first event, trotting, was won by
Bator Light in three straight heats. Best
Second race, half mile and repeat, Val
ledore took the first heat, Dairy Maid
took the .second and third. Best time, !
0:51}. Decision to-morrow.
Third rac t \ trotting, Mary O. won the
first and third heats. Matthews took the
secoud. Best time, 2:2.»;. The race was
then postponed until to-morrow on ac- !
count of darkness.
Sr-anvil; 1:, Oct. 0. — Second day's
races. The first event,trotting, Fearless
won, Bessie McClelland second. Best
i lime. 3:1).
Second race, special, seven-eighths of a
niiic, running, Snuff Hox won, Snapping
Andy second. Time, 1:34.
Third race, trotting and pacing, half
mile and repeat, Klldeer won. Best
Fourth race, running, three-quarters of
a mile and repe.it, I Htawa won. Time,
Three Uridire Carpenters Killed on tho
North Pacific Const iload.
Sah P.afakt,, Oct. 6.—A bad accident,
resulting in the death of threo men and
the serious injury of a fourth, took place
this morning near Tomales, on the North
Pacific Coast Kailroad. Freight train 35,
running northward, had got about two
i miles beyond the station at Tomales
i when a hand-car was sen on the track
directly ahead. There were six men on
the hand-car, all of them bridge carpen
ters employed on the road, who were »o
ing to their work.
The men on the hand-car realized their
danger at the same moment that the en
gineer saw them. They made the utmost
endeavor to get out or the way. Engi
neer Flliott, who was in the cab, did his
utmost to stop the train, but he was on a
down grade and the tracks were slippery,
and lie was barely able to lessen the
-peed before tho cowcatcher had struck I
the hand-car and thrown it, a broken
wreck, off the track.
Just before the locomotive struck the
hand-car two of the men jumped and es
caped with little injury. Three men
were killed outright and one was badly
The men who were killed are named
Ceres, Brown and Proctor.
The accident took place just before 6
o'clock, while it was still dark.
Convened in Annual Session at Hay-
Havwards, Oct. 'J.—The State Grange
convened in this place this morning with
a large attendance, the State being well
The assemblage hall presents a fine ap-
pearance with the banners of the different'
granges suspended along the hall, while
the Master's chair on the platform is a
banner of agricultural curiosities, back
of which is the wonderful exhibit of the
Paso Kobles experiment stations, an ad
junct of the State University that was
exhibited at tho San Luis Obispo County
Fair, and was awarded a special gold
medal. It comprises 104 varieties of
grain, and embraces every country in the
world, almost, from the Himalayas,
Russia, Germany, Franco, Switzerland,
Turkey, Algiers, Africa, etc. These
samples were all grown on one acre of
land and include all of the finest varieties
of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelts, also a
full collection of forage plants and
grasses, buckwheat and ramie. The ex
hibit is in charge of Richard D. Cruick
enshank. Superintendent of the Univer
sity of the California Agricultural Sta
tions at Paso Kobles.
The decoration of the town with mon
ster pumpkins, beets, etc., shows very
forcibly that this valley beats the world
lor everything in this line, as well as
fruits, and the visitors are delighted with
the way they are being treated.
CAPTAIN T. E. FRAS.EU DEAD.
Woll-known for t)><> Part 110 Took In
Building the* Lli-k Observatory.
San Francisco, Oct. 0. — Captain
Thomas E. Fraser, well-known here for ,
the part he took in constructing the Lick j
Observatory, died to-day at Banning, San
Bernardino County. A dispatch was re
ceived from Mrs. Fraser about noon an
nouncing the sad news, and stating sim
ply that the remains would be taken to
San Jose for interment.
Captain Fraser was born in Nova Scotia
about 1850. He came here soon-after at
taining his majorityij He became a warm j
personal friend of James Lick, tiie pio
neer philanthropist. Captain Fraser is
credited with influencing .Mr. Lick in
choosing Mount Hamilton as the siteof
the great observatory. He went to Ban- }
ning about two years ago and bought a
ranch, besides considerable town prop- j
arty. The work of planting 100 acres in
fruit trees and superintending t'.ieir c:;n:
in the extreme heat i$ presumed to have
injured his health.
Tho Orbit of Barnard's Comet.
Mount Hamilton, Oct. G.—Professor
Campbell has calculated tho orbit of the
comet discovered hero by Professor Bar
nard on October 2d, and finds the follow
ing elements: The time pf the perihelion
passage in November is eight days, eight
een times the earth's distance. These
computations show that the comet is
moving very rapidly toward the south.
It is not increasing in brightness and
will not be visible to the naked eye.
Hours, Greenwich time; longitude of
the node, 215 deg., .')8 ruin.; Omega. 2t52
deg., ti mm.; inclination of tho plane of
the orbit, 75 deg., 50 mm.
Fifteenth District Fair.
Visalia, Oct. 6.—The Fifteenth Dis
trict Agricultural Fair opened here yes
terday. The gate receipts were larger
yesterday than at any preceding time of
the association's existence. There were
three races at the track yesterday and tho
same to-day. Portervilie, Tulare City,
Hanford and Traver are represented in
tho pavilion. The Visalia Hoard of Trade
occupies one fourth of the hall with a
Marysvii.le, Oct. <s.— li. 51. Thomas,
Revenue Inspector, found two eases of
unstamped opium, weighing about 120
pounds and valued at $2,000, in the depot
here yesterday morning, and confiscated
the same. It was shipped by Teele A Co.
of San Francisco to a largo Chinese house
(Hong Wo \, Co.) of this city. Thomas j
has returned to the Bay and the opium is j
in charge of a keeper here.
The Dalton Case—Valuable Horse Dead. !
Visalia, Oct. o.—Nine jurors were se
cured to-day in the William Dalton case, j
on trial for the Alila train robbery, ex
hausting a venire of eighty jurors. A
venire for thirty more jurors was issued
by the court this evening.
H. P. Perkins' two-yejtr-old colt Ro
sieris died yesterday, after running a sec
ond heat. Three thousand dollars had
been offered for the animal.
Central Baptist Association.
Sax Francisco. Oct. (>.—The eleventh
annual meeting of the Central Baptist
Association opened to-day in this city.
Seventy-two delegates were present. Of
ficers were chosen for the ensuing year
as follows: Moderator, Ucv. W. H. Lit
tourette of Alameda; Secretary, Itev. Dr.
Efartwell; Treasurer, P. D. Code, present
Burned to Death.
WIWBTTB (Wash.!, Oct. <>.—A two-story
frame building was destroyed by fire
Sunday, and Mrs. Wagner find her two
children, aged 10 and 3, respectively,
wore burned to death. Another child
was seriously burned, and there are
small hopes of his recovery.
San Francisco, <>ct. (').— Vincenco Del
lergo was slabbed twice by Nicolo Sol
venio and probably fatally wounded this I
afternoon during a drunken quarreL
!>e]lergo has a wife and four children.
Both men were Italian fishermen.
Grand I.odiro Good Templars.
Vaixkjo, Oct. «;.— The Qtand Lodge, I. |
O. G. T., convention met in this city this j
morning at 10 o'clock. When the lodge
WSScalled to order sixty-two delegates
were present, while forty-seven wore in
waiting to take the Grand Lodge degree, j
Clarence Addison Puts a Bullet in
Life ITad No Charms for Him, and lie
Preferred to Die—Tho Wound
a Painful One.
This morning, shortly after 1 o'clock, a
pistol shot was heard on Eighth street,
between J and K. Officers Wilson and
Ferral wore on the scene immediately,
and found a man lying on the sidewalk
with a bullet hole in his head just above
the right ear.
Upon being questioned he said be had
been shot by a tall man with a white hat,
whose name ho did not know. A pistol
was found a few feet away, and the olticers
then accused him of attempting suicide,
which he stoutly denied.
He said his name was Claranee Addi
son and that he was a pattern-maker at
the railroad shops. He also claimed to |
be a member of the Hussar Band.
At the Police Station, upon being ques- :
tioned by Captain Lee, be admitted that
he did the shooting himself, and the only
excuse that he gave for the act was that
life had no charms for him and he pre
ferred to die.
The wound is not thought to be dan
gerous, although tho bullet is still iv his
head aud he is suffering great pain.
DISTRESS IN RUSSIA.
Entire States Being Deserted on
Account of the Famine.
PEOPLE LIVING ON ONE BISCUIT
William Ilenry Smith, First Lord of
tho Treasury and the Government
Leader In tho House of Commons,
Is Den<l—Terrific Gale iv tho Irish
Sea—Six Workmen Killed by an
Explosion of Gas.
Special to the Ki:cok:>-Union.
r. -ton, Oct. 6.—Cable advices from
. Russia say that entire state- are being
deserted on account of the famine. They
also assert that a new law has been made
; forbidding tiie sowing of seed this fell, so
that the acreage next year will
not be sufficient for the home
supply, still less for export. So
great is the distress that people have
been driven to pillaging each other, th-st
setting fire to villages, then robbing the
By the united charities of the Govern
ment and people a biscuit a day is al
lowed every individual in the famine
district. The distress is a greater menace
to the Government than all efforts of
Nihilists. The famine may cause a revo
lution where the love of liberty has
failed. Aid Ls being sent in by Holland
•lews and Nihilist societies of America.
The latter have sent (5,300.
TO AID THE DISTBESSBB.
St. Pjstebsbubg, Oct. 6.—The Qrwtk
'l'ltiiia announces that the officers of toe
Imperial Guard have decided not to drink
champagne at any regimental banquets,
and to contribute the money which
would have been so spent to the peasants
of the famine-stricken districts. All
classes of citizens here, following the es
ample of the Czar, have resolved to aban
don all entertainments during the winter
and contribute the money thus saved to a
fund for alleviating the distress of the
Most at the public officials announce
their intention to devote a certain per
centage of their salaries to the same pur
pose, and workmen have decided to give
a proportion of their humble WSges.
Even children will offer their little sav
ings. Collections have been taken up at
tiie churches every feast day. A stream
of relief is coming in through wide chan
nels, but the system of distribution, it is
said, is very defective.
WILLIAM ETJRNBY SMITH.
Death of the Government Leader In
tho House of Commons.
London, Oct. ti. Right Hon. William
Henry Smith, First Lord of the Treasury
and Government leader in the House ot
Commons, who has been ill for some
time, died this afternoon.
Mr. Smith, who was one of the repre
sentative business men of England, is
popularly reputed to have left a fortune
of about $10,000,000. Smith made favor
able progress toward recovery until yes
terday, when he became worse owing- to
a recurrence of gout. This morning hi.s
condition became critical, and ho died at
3 p. m.
William Henry was born in Duke
I street, Grosvenor Square, London, June
24, ls-U5. lie was educated at the Gram
| mar School, Travistock. In July, 1865,
i he unsuccessfully contested Westminster
in the Conservative interest, but his can
didature was renewed withsuccessin .No
vember, isw-i, when be defeated John
Stuart Mill, lie continued to sit for West
minster down to 18S5, when alter the Re
distribution Act he was returned from
the Strand, being again elected In LBB6. 1 ie
was Financial (Secretary of the Treasury
from February, 1874, till August 8, 1877,
\\ hen he was appointed First Lord oi the
Admiralty and a Cabinet Minister, iv
succession to the late Ward Hunt.
He went out of ollice on tho retirement
of the Conservatives in April, 1880, and
was appointed Secretary of War in UJBS,
on thu formation of the Conservative
Government in June of that year. On the
resignation of Sir William Hart Dyke in
January, LBS6, W. H. Smith was ap
pointed Chief Secretary for Ireland, but
the Salisbury Government fell immedi
ately afterward and he held the appoint
ment lor but six days, in Lord Salis
bury's second administration he was ap
pointed Secretary of State for War. When
the Ministry was reconstructed, on the
resignation oi Lord Churchill. Mr.
Smith became First Lord of the Treasury
and leader of the House of Commons.
Mr. Smith was a member of the lirst and
second School Boards lor London, his
retirement in 1574 being occasioned by
the pressure of official duties. The i'v.i
yersity of Oxford conferred on him the
j honorary degree of D. C. L. in 1879, and
he was presented with the freedom of
the Stationers' Company in 188»'. He
was a magistrate for Hertfordshire and
the Liberty of St. Albans. and a mem
ber ot tho Conncil of King's College,
Balfour will succeed Smith as Con
j servative loader in the Commons, if the
influence of the powerful Carltoa Club
and tho opinion of the Conservative
party as a whole rules in the decision to
i>o made by Lord Salisbury. On the
other hand, if the negotiations now pend
ing lor the reconstruction of the Cabinet
based on the absorption of Liberal-
Dnionists are. effected, Goschen will
claim the leadership.
An intimate friend of Goschea tells an
Associated Press correspondent that
Lord Salisbury, during the critical period
of coalition, gave written assurance that
Goschen should have the leadership if
Smith retired, the latter's health being
Gladstone has wired the following mes
sage of condolence to relatives of Mr.
Smith: "I have received with grief the
news of Mr. Smith's death. I shall long
retain recollection of his kindly nature,
line qualities aud distinguished devotion
to public service."
Fatal fJas Kxplosion.
Beklin, Oct. (!.—The gas pipes at No. 2
Mark Graven Strssßß were out of order
and a number <>f workmen were sent to
make repairs. The pipe leaked badly
and by some carelessness a light was
brought near the pipo and a fearlul ex
plosion followed. Six workmen who
were near the pipe were instantly killed,
and several persons in the neighborhood
were hurt. The house was badly
wrecked and set on fire, but the fire did
not prove a serious one.
Wind and ltaln Storm.
Halifax (X. S.), Oct. O.—A special
cablegram from Bermuda says: A tre
| inendous wind and rain storm has been
1 raging here for two days. All the incom
! ing steamers experienced very rough
weather. It took the mail steamer 1 U.art
Castle seven days to make the run from
St. Thomas to Bermuda. The steamer ran
short of coal, and with difficulty reached
port, having to burn the vessel's wood
Ltvkrpoot,, Oct. G.—A tcrritic gale pre
vailed in the Irish Sea last night. Threo
vessels were wrecked near Holyhead.
The crews were saved. The storm is in
creasing in violence, having reached the
force of a hurricane. Its area is extend
An American Vessel Damaged.
London, Oct. 6.—The American ship
George P. Manson, from Newcastle, N.
s. W., for San Diego, was spoken Octo
ber 3d, partially dismasted. The vessel
speaking her tried to tow her, bat her
efforts were unsuccessful. Tho hull of
the Manaon was not damaged.
The Czar at Copenhagen.
CopKMiAcjjEN, Oct. G.—The Czar and
Czarina, King and Queen of Greece, and
other members of the Imperial family of
Russia and the royal family of li recce,
arrived here to-day.
Suit Which May Result In n Change
of the Controlling! Power.
San Kai-v.i:i., Oct. O.—A case of great
moment, which may result in a change
of the controlling power of the Donahue
Railroad, was heard before Judge F. M.
Angellotti in the Superior Court yester
day. The Donahue read is conceded to be
a most profitable holding. It embraces a
main road from San Francisco to I'kiah,
a Sonoma branch, Donahue branch, Se
bastopol and Ouerneville branches. The
road traverses a section of about one
hundred and seventy miles of tho most
fertile valleys in the State.
The hearing wasson a petition filed by
creditors of the estate of the late j.
Meroyn Donahue. The prayer stated ;
that the claims of petitioners had been
filed and allowed over a year ago, and
that no disposition was ever shown to
><'t;le said claims. The First National
Bank, by S. G. Murphy, President, has
the largest claim, amounting to $30,000. j
There were also two claimants for loser
After arguments iby the attorneys.
Judge Angellotti rendered a decision'in
favor of the petitioners, holding it to be
the duty of the executors toatoncesel)
such portion of the estate as would enable
them to pay the creditors. Mr. Hanlon, !
on behalf of the contestants, tiled an ob
jection, and further hearing was contin
ued to Wednesday.
It is rumored that a local stock com
pany Will be formed and an interest j
bought and held in this State.
Rio ';•!.', Oct. <;.—The Ontario
Fruit Combany has shipped a carload of
Sultana raisins and a carload of dried
grapes. This is the first shipment of rai
siws. from this county this season.
MUCH-TALKED-OF RACE BETWEEN
DIRECT AND HAL POINTER.
Each Horse TaKes a Heat, When Dark
noss Nec('-.sltates a Postpone
Speoinl to tho Rkcoud-Unton.
Terse Haute (Ind.), Oct. G.—Twelve
thousand people wont to the racetrack
to-day to see tho much-talked-of Hal
PointerrDirect nice. There was much
excitement about 8 o'clock when Presi
dent ijams appeared in the stand and an
nounced that Salisbury had declined to
start Direct; that the association was pre
pared to pay the money to tlie winner of
the race, llanilin was ready to start his
horse, and rather than disappoint the
people would send him a mile against
his record of 2ri)93. At 4:30, however,
[Jams announced that Salisbury had
changed his mind aud would start his
At 5 o'clock the two pacers scored up, |
and after several breaks the word was
given, with Direct at Pointer's saddle.
This position was .maintained to the
quarter in 0:35. On they went to the half
in I:o.'|. As a double team they passed
the three-quarter, and then a drive be
gan. Pointer was maintaining a light
lead and answering every stroke when,
\\ ithin a hundred feet of the wire, Starr,
with a magnificent drive, brushed Direct
with a terrific burst of speed, and the
heat was his, the last, quarter having been
clone in 0:31, the last eighth in 0:13$.
In the second heat Gcers changed his
tactics, and in scoring brought Direct
down to the wire at a heartbreaking gait.
After a splendid start they went to the
quarter in 0:34, the half in 1:07, and then
the light began. Down the third quarter
the pace was quickened to a killing one.
In 1:32 they went to the third quarter.
Then the lash began to fall upon the
stallion, and the two drivers, using every
art known to the profession, urged on
the Hying steeds. Slowly but suroly Hal
Pointer closed in. At the distance-stand
he was at the stallion's neck, halfway
he was even, and so they remained to
within tifty feet of the wire, whenGeers
forced him ahead and he went under,
winner by a nose.
1 >arknes3 coining on the remainder of
the race went over until to-morrow. The
he ;t was made in 2:11.
< Hher results wory as follows:
Wabasfa stakes two-year-olds, value
|1,600, Triumph won, Yalso second. Best
The 2:16 pace, $2,000, Grant's Abdallah
won. Prank Dorth second, Lee 11. third,
strong Hoy fourth. 15est time, 2:15.
AT JK'JOMK PARK.
Jkuomi: Park, Oct. 6.— The track was
dry and dusty. One thousand and four
hundred yards, Kaceland won, Chesa
peake second, G. W. Cook third. Time,
Handicap, mile and a quarter, Banquet
won, Masterlodc second, My Fellow
third. Time, 2:123.
Handicap, six furlongs, Dr. "Wilcox
won, Fagot second, Refraction Filly
third. Time. 1:1* 1.
Mile and an eighth, dead heat between
Key del Rey and Pessara, Picnicker
third. Time, 1:58$.
One mile, Milt Young won, Carroll
second, Luella B. third. Time, 1:4*;.
Five furlongs, Delusion won, Belle of
i'lluun second, Vernon third. No time.
Louisviixk, Oct. (J. — This was the
opening day of the fall meeting. Half
mile, Irish Chaf won, Empress Frederick
second, Critic third. Time, 50*.
<'ne mile, Ed. F. Shelby "won, Col.
Wheatley second, John G. third. Time,
Six furlongs, Curt Guun won, Chief
Justice second, Lake Breeze third. Time,
Mile and an eighth, Eli Kindig won,
Tom Rogers second, Prince of Darkness
third. Time. 2K££.
Mile and a sixteenth, Hydy won, Inso
lence second, Bob Forsytho third. Time,
One mile, Portuguese won, Clark sec
ond, Viola Guild third. Time, 1:45.
Chicago, October 6.—Jockey Fox was
ruled oft' the Garlield track to-day for
pulling Louise M. in the second race.
Six larloug>, Tramp won, lowa second,
Lela third. Time, 1:15$.
Six furlongs, Koley Boley won, Louise
M. second, Tom Stevens third. Time,
Mile and a sixteenth, Rimini won. Hin
doo Lass second, Somerset third. Time,
One mile. Silver Lake won. Santa Ana
second, Silverado third. Time, 1:42^.
Forerunner and Kildarc fell.
Six furlongs, Nellie Pearl won, Carls
bad second, Walter third. Time, 1:17.
One mile, Ernest Race won, Lorenzo
second, Guido third. Time, 1:43.
WHOLE XO. 15,593.
CANADA TOOK THEM,
But Charged a Head Tax of Fifty
THE RESULT OP A COURT RULINQ
ON THE EXCLUSION ACT.
Tho Import of tho Massnero of White*
bgr ludians In Mexico Discredited—
Tho Seizure of tho Schooner Otto
Not on Aeconnt of mi Irregularity
In Her Papers, But TTnoan—of an
Violation of tho ModlM Vivendi.
Special to tho RBOoS2>*TftaO2f.
Briru.o N. V.), Oct. o.—To-day at
noon the Deputy Marshal's men took
four Chinamen to the Jerry for deporta
tion, acting QBder instraetiona ol Judge
Coffee of the Federal Court, who had
ruled that they were to he returned to
Canada, as the country whence they
came. When tho lour < hinanirn arn\ ed
at l-\>rt Brie, Ont, on the opposite si.:
the Niagara River, a dilemma presented
itself. Two had certificates of entranoa
to Canada and were accepted. The other
two had none, and wore refused per
mission to land. They remained «>n
board the boat, and were ferried back to
Here they were not allowed to alight
because of the Exclusion Act, and so
they remained on board the ferryboat
I plying back and forth between the two
countries, taking in the river Boenery,
bul very much in doubt whether they
would ever set loot on dry land again.
Tho Captain of tho boat was almost as
much distressed as the Chinese, He
feared thai be might have to engage them
as deck bauds, since he could not land
thorn anywhere as passengers. Finally
the Canadian authorities agreed to their
landing in Fort Erie, provided they paid
the entrance Bee. This the t lelestials will
ingly agreed to d<>. Each produced the
required amount, fSQ.
Prices Realized at Yesterday's Sales
in the lln -^t.
CHICAGO, Oct. o.—The Porter Broth
ers Company sold to-day at auction for
account of California Fruit Union ship
pers Bartlett pears at $305@3 10; Duchess,
8^: B. d'Anjou pears, 91 <x>(«- 15; Buerre
dn Cornice pears, |] 65@2 55; Buerre
Hardy pears, |2 ni; Buerre l>iel pears,
Si -Jofai 7.">; Fellenberg prunes, ffl 20@
1 .'55: Silver prunes, 85e@l 10: Coee i.a:.>
Red plums, $1 05@l 15; peaches, 75c(a;$l;
Tokays, double, $1 55(g)S 55; single, 7"
i'! «v; Muscats, single, 05c@$] 3W; double,
2 40; Cornichon grapes, double, |2 -V>:
single, |1 25; Buerre Clairgeau pears,
$2 05; White Doyennes, 82 25.
CHICAOO, Oct. 6.—The Earl Fruit Com
pany sold California fruit at auction as
follows: Duchesn p« ars, si mi; choice,
:-i ;;ik-< 2 4it; Buerre < llairgeau pears, •
2 85; Salway peaches, 90c®?l m; Mn
gcapes, half orates, 90c@4Q 06; Tokay, \
(<ul 50; quinces. fi(i 1 .:<>.
AT NKW ViiKlv.
Nkw York, » »et. B.—The Porter
Brothers Company sold to-day at auction
lor account of California Fruit Union
shippers Solway peaches at '.'.">c<<si 20;
Georgia late peaches, Slw | 10; Heath
Clings, *i i<»: Levy Clings, ?"i 20; pears,
common, Si 2D(a I 7f>; half Tokays, si $5
<■■ i 65; half Muscats, Usc@fl; Black Ham
burg grapes, 85c; Rose de Peru, £1 cf>.
Nkw YORK, Oct. 6.—The Earl Fruit
Company sold at auction California fruit
as follows; Tokay grapi B, double crates,
>■■;'(.•> 60; half crates, $1 -I.V-.-1 60s Corni
chon grapes, 81 80; Strawberry Cling,
.Salway Freestone and <;eorgo Cling
p> aches, $1 1O(»: 1 1."); liennaii prunes,
§1 W(u,l GO.
MiNXKM'in.is (u-t. 6. — The Porter
Brothers Company sold for account of the
California Fruit I'nion, two cars of fruit,
pears, $2@2 "io; peaches, 75c@$l; quinces,
SL 25<a I 50.
Minm:.\l'hi,is Oct. B.— The Kari;Fruit
Company sold California fruit at auction
as follows: Buerre Hardy pears, $1 80;
Buerre Claikgean pears, $1 75; Gros
prunes, Si 10; quinces, M 50.
AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, Oct. 6. —Ginocehio
Brothers sold to-day for account of Cali
fornia Fruit Union pears at §1 75(>»;2 2j;
plums, >•! -■"" • l m).
SEIZURE OF THE SCHOONER OTTO.
It "Was for a Violation of the Modus
Washington, Oct. 6.—The statement
contained in the dispatch from < »ttawa,
published in the papers that tho British
sealer Otto was seized by the United
states ship Mohican on account of irregu
larity In her papers, is pronounced at the
Navy Department without the slightest
foundation. Reports have been received
at the Navy Department from Commander
Cotton, commanding the Mohican, show
ing the Otto was seized August olst for a
violation of the modus vivendi; that she
was taken in the Bearing Sea, twenty
miles northwest of Unimak Pass, with a
full sealing outfit and forty-eight seal
skins on board. It further appears that
live days before the seizure was in ado
Commander Cotton had received an ol-
Dcial letter from Commander Turner,
senior British naval officer at < Mmalaska,
slating that he considered tho Otto a just
and lawful capture. No question aroso
in reference to her papers. The otto was
delivered two days after her capture t<>
the commanding officer of her Majesty's
ship Pheasant at Ounaiaska.
THE ALLEGED INDIAN MASSACRE.
Tho Story Not Credited by White Col
onists in Mexico.
Sax Antonio (Texas), Oct. 6.—Dr.
Plutarco Orneli.-N the Mexican Consul in
this city, was asked concerning the
i alleged massacre of nearly two hundred
j white colonists in the Salancingo district,
j state of Hidalgo, Mexico, by Indians.
Ho stated that the published report waa
the first intimation that he bad received
of tb&affair, although he receives daily
reports by telegraph from the seat of tho
Government of Mexico. "I am con
vinced," said he, ."that the report is un
founded^ or that it has been greatly exag
gerated. The story of the massacre as
given by Mr. Parton looks very improb
able, to say the least. I have telegraphed
the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the
City of Mexico, asking him as to the
truth of tho report, and will probably re
ceive an early answer.' 1
The Rush Ordered Up North.
Washington, Oct. G.—The revenue
steamer Hush, which has just returned
from a cruise in the Arctic Ocean, ha 1*
been ordered to return to the Seal Islands,
and remain there in company with tho
Hear until December Ist. she is now be
ing titted out at San Francisco. This is
in accordance with the original plans.
The Rush's return to San Francisco
was due to the &ct that while in Bearing
Sea she (ailed to receive supplemental or
ders to remain there until December Ist.