VOLUME LXXXII.--.NO. 52.
THEIR WORK COMPLETED.
Last Day's Session of the Ecumeni
cal Methodist Congress.
ZNT3RESTING PAPERS READ AT
Contradictory Humors About the Res
ignation of Pension Commissioner
Rati m—The Conference of Apprais
ers at Now York Doci_lo Some Im
portant Poinds Regarding Customs
Duties —Secretary Spaulding Ren
ders a Decision Concerning the
Landing of Chinese Without Cer
Special to the Recoro-Union.
Washington, Oct. 20.—The twelfth
and last day's session of the Ecumenical
Methodist Council opened this morning
with Rev. Dr. Allen of the "We.leyan
"Methodist Church of England in the
After the adoption of resolutions for
tho appointment of a deputation from
representatives of the conference to visit
the Pan-American Council at Toronto
D 'xt year, and amendments to the reso
lution presented yesterday relative to the
creation of an Executive Commission to
make arrangements for the next Ecu
menical Conference, the topic of the day,
"The Outlook," was taken up.
The first essay of the session on the
subject of "Christian Resources of the
Old World.'' by S. Simon of the Wes
leyan Methodist Church of Kent, was
read. Mr. Simon said'the men who are
in closest touch with the masses of the
Bnglish people aro impressed with the
fact that while the theories about Christ
ian religion fail to arouse interest, the
living and personal Christ is regarded
with increasing enthusiasm. Speaking
of the resources of Christianity in the
Old World, the question is, "Are the
ministers aud workers of the English
•lurches prepared to avail themselves of
this condition of public mind?" Tho
rapid diminutionox the evangelical party
in the Church of England is an ominous
turning from the Episcopal Church,
the speaker unhesiiatingly declared that
the evangelical non-conformists of Eng
land were prepared to minister to the
ie. ire for a living Christ. In closing, he
-aid: "As Christians, we welcome the
assistance of everyone wiio aims a blow
at evil and shields that which is good.
After all, our confidence chiefly rests in
men and women who confess Christ as
their master, and believe His gospel is
the true remedy for the sins ana sorrows
of the world."
Bishop Keene said he was much dis
turbed at the spirit 01 higher criticism
shown especially by British Wesleyans.
1 ie abjured his brethren to take the prob
lem of evolution home with them, and
eet down and look at it. There is noth
iug in the Darwinian theory, if you
knock tho time out of it. He advised his
English friends to get rid of this doctrine
of evolution, this bomb, lest it blow
them up. "This is the tivst great fissure in
.:■■■ .Methodist iaith," said he.
At the afternoon session a resolution
tdopted stating that the conference
views with deep concern the subtle and
■nt efforts ot the Roman hierarchy
to make its power felt outside Its ■ wn
proper sphere in many lands, to the
i< _rinu_.it and danger of the civil and
religious liberties of the people. Tho
feels bound to remind mem
bers that the churches represent the
- icred rights and privileges they enjoy,
won for them by the sacrifice and fidelity
■ their forefathers, and to call on them to
unite with the members of other Protest
ant churches in maintaining their great
inheritance of freedom, and handing
down the same intact to succeeding gen
The last assay of the conference was on
tbe "Church of the Future," read I
Dr. Buckley, editor of the New York
i vacate. He spoke of tlie
evil portents of the present time, men
tieoing t-utinefedishonesty, lack of self
denial, extravagance in living, relin
. dsbments in atarge part by the church
►1 its Sabbath to the world, eta "But
only one Bide," said he. "and there
umerous tendencies of a hopeful
ti >:;s seeking after spiritual piety may
be expected. No union of Protestantism
.nanism Is possible. The ultimate
.lurch will enforce no theory of iv pira
tion; itwill have a simple yet compre
. Ed revealing th. essei tials of
..lvation, the mania for making new
upon points upon which Inspiration
ipoken. it will give place to
"hristian liberty exhibited hy St •
and indorsed and iUustrated by St. Paul,
md cant will disappear; Christian
living will be midway between I
'ism and luxury; science and roligioh
will walk hand in hand through till Uie
•. There may be irreligiou a scientists
.ml sou." Christians ao ignorant <>r timid
as to fear that an increase of knowh
the sphere of nature necesaarilj Implies
istraetlon of faith."
Key. Dr. Dawson of England said the
first note of the church of the future
would besunpUfication. '100 long had
he church been keeping its eye upon
heaven and failing to see injustice on
earth. Deanocracy in state meant dem
ocracy in church.and the most demo
hurofa would win. Christian.w< re
rollowers of a divine socialist, if men
not gel : • -. -aii .ni of Jesus, tb< y
would get the aodaliam of the devil. Tho
. .ii of Jesus did not make v - all
squat It made us all brothers. The
hurch should not ignore evolution, and
i church willfully blind could not be the
church of the future.
At the conclusion of the last addr
request of the business committee. Dr.
Stephenson presented resolutions voic
ing the thanks of the conforence in vari
lie made a Speech, in
noving the resolution, treating It '
ions. He referred to tiie hospitality
-.own foreign delegates, - tc; r< I _red to
.:.. President's * isit to the eonf<
md said he had done honor to the
tnd to hims_h'. an i at I a nol
to tho heads ; coni
• v m the world. Dr. Stej :
.... ul to the As .... iated
which haiq done tor this
crday what had never i m done for a
diet conference before in sending
800 papers the admirable address
The resolutions wero unanimously
entire audience rising and
Bishop Hurst of Washington briefly j
responded, and the second t&cumenical ;
Conference, after half an hour's pr..
adjounn d sine die.
WASHINGTON not: -.
Confllctlns Reports < Onoernlng Raum's
\Y.\. nixr.TON. Oct. _'*.—The /V,/s.ys
positively that the resignation of Pension
Commissioner ltaum is in the bands of
• ■•tary Noble, to take effect November
h. Mr. l.aum, who has just returned
from Chicago, denies the story. It is also
Stated that ex-i 'overnor Steele of Okla
homa is on his way here to succeed him.
The United States Supreme Court to-
day denied the application for tho post
poneroeat of the hearing of the suit
brought here from California to deter
mine whether title to land in Caliiornia
belov,- the high-water mark was originally
vested in the United States or the State of
California. Presiding Justice Field said
the case was merely a suit over a land
latent; that no important constitutional
question was involved, and that it did not
need a full bench for its trial. The case
will, therefore, come up for urgumcut to
ward the close of the week.
Iv his annual report to the Secretary
of the Interior Governor Prince of the
Territory of New Mexico refers at length
to the beneficial results which he thinks
will accrue from the settlement of the dis
puted Spanish and .Mexican land claims
by the Court of Private Land Claims,
recently Organised. The Governor in
sists that, from any point of view, New
Mexico is entitled to statehood.
Tiie Secretary of the Navy to-day
signed a contract with the lowa Iron
Works of Dubuque, la., for Uie construc
tion of torpedo boat No. 2. similar to the
Gushing, lor the sum of $I__3,__)o. It is to
be mI- 120 tons displacement, and must bo
completed within a year.
Among tlie callers on the President to
day was Representative McKennawith
Judge McFarland, wife and daughter, of
California pensions: John P. Letner,
Seth 11. Haskell, Frederick Seaman, W.
11. Lorimier, Francis Silver, John Hola
han, William R. Tolles, Sarah F.Perry
Lucy E, Wilkins, Anna M. Whitbreck,
Important Points Decided by a Con
ference ol* Appraisers.
Ni-.w York, Oct. 20.—The conference of
local appraisers will be concluded to-day,
after a meeting of great importance in
the matter of securing uniformity of
An important decision was made in re
gard to certain samples of superior Ha
vana lea] tobacco, which, it was decided,
should be classed as Havana fill. r. and
dutiable at 35 cents per pound. The de
cision affects all tobacco manufacturers,
and especially Detroit manufacturers.
The question as to tlie classification of
maltose or extract oi" malt, of which Cal
ifornia is a large importer, was decided.
It is to be made dutiable at _<» ncr cent, ad
valorem, under paragraph 338.
When th" conference adjourns, Ap
praiser Charles M. Leavy of San Fran
cisco will confer with the Hoard of United
States <.eneral Appraisers on the classifi
cation of Chinese silk handkerchiefs and
rice. An attempt is being mado to im
port 33,000,0 4) perm is of rice from China
to be entered as uncleaned rice, which
will affect the market considerably.
Leavy wants a decision to the etlect that
it is cleaned rice.
CHINESE ALLOWED TO I_A_.D.
A Decision of tho Supreme Court Sus
Washington, Oct. 20.—1n the case of
the Chinamen who left this country for a
visit to China before the last decision of
the Supreme Court concerning Chinese
restriction was male, and wdio several
days ago arrived at the port of San Fran
cisco without any certificate of prior resi
dence, secretary Spaulding to-day di
rected that as ttiey appeared to be acting
in entire good faith, and since they left
this country before the Supreme Court
decision was rendered, tliey be allowed
to land, alter lirst giving a surety bond
under promise to produce the necessary
certiheato within four months from date.
Run on a Savings Bank.
Yonkkhs (N. Y.i, Oct. 20.—Thero is
much excitement in this city to-night
over a run on the Yonkers Savings Bank
made this afternoon. A report was
started that the bank was in financial
trouble, and a rush made by many de
positors. Although the officers promptly
denied the report, at least 2,000 persons
drew out their deposits, amounting to
Natural Gas Explosion.
Pittsruru, Oct. 20.—8y an explosion
of natural gas in the cellar of a building
this morning live persons were injured,
one fatally. The concussion was terrific.-,
wrecking the lower floors of the structure
and breaking the windows a block away.
The building then burned. Loss, fTo.OoO;
Largo Flre at Pnoanlo.
Passaic N. J. , Oct, 20.—The great
warehouse and its contents, <• -nsi .ting of
1,000 barrels of wine, of the Spear .New
Jersey Wine Company, was. burned this
morning. The office and plant of the
Passaic Item, located in the building, was
also destroyed. Lo.-s, 9100,000; insurance
N.:\v York, Oct 2".—The Purnesia,
from Glasgow, reports cyclonic weather.
< vie cabin passenger's skull wasfractured
while the ship was Lurching. Two in tbe
_' died and were _»uri< A at sea.
One boat was stove in an. one funnel
Duties on K. rosene Reduced.
Washington, <.<... nt.—Tlie Depart
ment of -late is informed by a dispatch
from the I uited State* Minister at Pekin
tbat the < 'biceee Government has reduced
the customs on Imports of kerosene from
■lo to 2S c __ts per case.
ANNUAL MEI.TIN.; OF TIIF. STATE
Assoc; ati oar.
Delegate Green Gives an Outline or tlie
Ends Accomplished by thr. Eejj
ialatlve < omm'.tt...
•Spociai to the EUtCOBD-USIO-..
Los iV.KOE_.__S, Oct. lU—Tho annual
meeting of the Mate \ ■ |on of Irri
gation Districts common <■• 1 to-day.
i here was a goo I attendance of represent
atives from various irrigation disti i<-i- of
the St .le. Th- ODJOCt of the meeting i.s to
form a more perfect organization; to el-ft
officers for the ensuing year; to bring
aboai co-operative action in mar,
inigation district bonds; to formulate
plans and take initiatory stems looking to
the procuring of needed legislation a year
benoe, as well as to i feetanUy forestall
aud prevent the eoaotmeat of laws inimi
cal to the lest interests -of the district
The meeting was called to order by J.
W. Nancs of Ferris. President of "the
State Association. The convention ro
electe I the old officers.
in response to a call for a report, from
the Legislative Committee, <._v.n of
Colusa addressed the convention, recit
ing wh_t he and his associates had done
in Sacramento during Use ■fission of the
Legislature. An effort had been made to
have tlio irrigate a law amend6.l. There
I was violent opposition to the law. and a
'. weil organized lobby was In attendance,
fighting the amendments, lie miti that
1 the irrigators of the Slate arc under obli
gation to UnviTiior .Markham for his in
fill then behalf, 'ihe speaker re
ferred to the efforts of <-eneral VViUey
and himself iv San __ffU_clSCO among the
capitalists- It was very discouraging at
first, but tbe prejudice was at last in a
i measure overcome.
Green was followed by General Willey
in an address, and a general discussion
then took plate.
SACRAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, IS9I.
QUEEN OF THE TURF.
Sunol Succeeds in Lowering the
World's Trotting Record.
SHE CLIPS HALF A SECOND OFF
OF MAUD S. TIME.
The Milo Made Without a Skip In
2:03 1-4 on tho Stockton Track-
Advertiser, a Three - Year - Old,
Trots In 2:IG, Lowering Ills Rec
ord Six Seconds—Palo Alto, Bell
Bird and Arion to go Against Their
. Records To-Day.
Special to the Record-Union.
Stockton, Oct. 20.—Sunol beat the
world's record on the Stockton track to
day, making the mile in __06_, beating
Maud S.s time by half a second. It was
a fast mile from the start and the mare
tinished strong. Marvin did not like the
wind that was blowing up to noon, and
said he would not start Sunol unless the
wind died out. He was urged to make
the attempt, as the day was warm and the
track fast, and at 4 o'clock he concluded
to bring her out, as the wind had gone
down. He jogged her three miles, and
she seemed to fed just right The track
i was rubbed down for the attempt, and
Sunol was driven out for a start, just
before 5 o'clock. A doable set of timers
had been kept busy during the other
racing, and six watches were held on
Sunol, so there could be no question about
The mare had been driven four miles,
one rather fast, when sho was found
ready for the event of her life. Tim
O'Brien of the Palo stables was stationed
at the half-mile with a runner to accom
pany Sunol to the finish, but she went
alone the nrst half mile. Marvin nodded
for the word on tlie tirst attempt. Presi
dent Shippee shouted "(io," aud Sunol
went out to win the record that Marvin
has been working for so long.
Sunol was guided along just insido the
center of the track which had been pre
pared for her, and Marvin cautioned her
with his long-drawn-out "whoa," tokeep
her from becoming too excited. She
went to the quarter post in ..I_> seconds,
and kept on at her wonderful stride to
the halt-mile post in I:U_ Hat. Here Tim
O'Brien came into the raco with tho
runner. The mare came around the turn
la>ter than any man on the grounds ever
saw a trotter go, and reached the three
quarter post in 1:37. It was a great race
against time as she came down the stretch.
As she tinished, the excited timers
shouted: "She's got it! She'll beat it!"
Sunol came home in a magnificent finish.
Marvin knew he had the race, and he en
couraged the mare all the while, calling
on her, but not using the whip. Every
body shouted as she went under the wire
It was the gamest finish ever seen on a
race track. Six timers compared their
watches, and they were exactly the same,
2:084. There Avas no watch On the grounds
to dispute the correctness of the records,
except to make it taster by a quarter of a
second. The crowd yelled like a lot of
crazy men, and cheer after cheer went up
for Sunol and Marvin.
Marvin was greatly pleased with the
result, but be was quiet and had little to
say. He said to a reporter that they will
hammer at that figure a long time.
Previous to Sunol's great feat, Marvin
came out first with Advertiser, three
years old. and drove him a mile in 2:16
fiat, lowering his record six seconds. His
quarters were .-."J-, l-o__k 1:-0 i, 2:10.
L. U. Shippee. s Kilrain then trotted
against 2:24, and made the mile in 2:22f,
Palo Alto stable's Lady Kingwell, by
Electioneer, went against her record of
2:17 and made the mile in 2:1 ...
Fred Talbot's Mount Hood went against
_.:_•>' and made the mile in 2:22/.
Shippee. a Captain Thorn, a pacer, three
rears old, record ______ made a mile in
A. T. Hatch's Guide, by Director, went
against her record of 2:l7^'. lie was
driven by Hickok, and reduced his rec
ord to 2:10*.
Martin Carter's Lida .V., a pacer, by
Nutwood, went against 2:2;, and on the
second attempt made a record ot 2:is;.
John McCloud's Mount Vernon, by
Nutwood, reduced his record from 2:lSj
L. 0. Shippee's Tbornwood, by Haw
thorn, lowered his record from 2:2i)i to
Calo Alto's Hazel, by Clay, made a
record of 2_28 in a match with Hailstorm,
Tlie Palo Alt.) stallion Palo Alto, 2:12];
!"■•  Bird, holding the world's record for
yearlings, 2:27,, and Arion, winner of the
world's record for two-year-olds, _.15i,
will go against their records to-morrow]
Several others will also start.
LOS a.m;i:i,i;s RACKS.
- Ano':i.ks, Oct. 20.-Four thousand
people attended the second day of the
Sixth Di-trict Fair. Following is a sum
mary of the day's events:
1 nfinished -:_. trot, McKinney won,
Lu.-y B, second. Best time, ___7_.
Three-year-old trot, Redonde won.
Theorasecond. Best time. __.:_-i.
Half mile dash for two-year-olds, won
by Capristano, Bridal < iirl second.
Time. 0:49 J.
Mile dash, .John Trent won. Guadalupe
second. Time, i: i_ .
BOBBERY NO. TWO.
Tho Bedding and Altura-s Stucco Held.
'« ii li.v Highwaymen.
RfiDBXXG, Oct. 30.—Soon alter the stage
robbery last night, Under Sheriff Ross
and Charles i »vei _iol/.er went across the
river in search of highwaymen, and
found two men in a field who are be
lieved to be the parties wanted. Their
Hacks led to the river, where it is thought
that after rob! ing the stage they had
crossed in a skill". The men are lodged in
Tliis morning Postmaster Moo at Mill
ville brought word that tho Redding and
Alturas Stags had been robbed near the
Draper Place, twelve miles this side of
Millville. by two men masked, one armed
with a shotgun and the other with a
pistol. They took the Wells, Fargo __
Company's box and also the mail. This
i.s the tirst time the mail has been
touched. The 1 ._, . is not known, but it
is thought to be light.
The Chamber of Commerce Asks for a
Ship for an Armory.
San Francisco, Oct. 20_—At a meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce to-day the
Committee on the Establishment of a
NaVal Training Ship asked for more timo
in which to make a report, which was
S. t;. Hilborn was called upon to speak
concerning tho organization of the Naval
Reserve. He reported at some length,
alluding to the fact that this chamber
was the father of the bill under which
the reserve whs established, influence
will be necessary to induce the Navy l»e
--; art ment to bring down here a ship from
Biare 'Island for an armory. He moved
that the President of the chamber be au
thorized to indorse for the chamber a
memorial for a ship to be used as an ar
mory. It was so voted.
THE STEAMER TIIETIS.
Safe Arrival at Ban Francisco After
Her Trip to Behrlng Sea.
San Francisco, Oct. 20.—The United
States steamer Thetis arrived in port this
afternoon, thirteen days from Ouna
laska. Tho vessel warned over thirty
sealers while in Bel-ring Sea, but made
no seizures. The officers do not believe
the report that the sealers are hiding until
the coast is clear, when they will
raid the seal islands. After reaching
Ounalaska the Thetis made a cruise of a
few days to the eastern boundary of
United States waters. The officers knew
nothing of the seizure of the J. Hamilton
Lew is by tho Russians.
The Mohican was to have left Ouna
laska three days after the Thetis, so that
she may be in at any time. The Bear left
for the Pribylofi* Islands on September
30th, and w ill leave for home some time
The last days which the Thetis spent
in Behring Sea the weather was very
bad and once on the trip down sho had to
heave to. Since she left here in July she
lias not had a case of sickness on board,
and all hands returned in good spirits.
OREGON PACIFIC ROAD.
Order of Sale to Liquidate Indebted
ness to Employes.
Corvalt.is (Or.), Oct. 20.— T. Edgerton
Hogg, receiver of tlie Oregon Pacific Rail
road, appeared in the State Circuit Court
to-day to show cause why he should not
be removed. The petition was filed by
the employes, who have claims against the
company amounting to nearly $100,000.
The Judge ordered that tho road be sold
as soon as proper advertisements could
be made, and the proceeds applied to the
payment of the employes. The attorney
for the bondholders announced tliat he
would file a petition for a removal of
Receiver Hogg, accompanied by an assur
ance that all operating expenses and
wages due the employes would be paid if
the court would appoint anew receiver
satisfactory to the bondholders. The mat
ter was continued till Friday next.
WRIT OF REVIEW DENIED.
Decision Affecting Ki.-lroad Ratos in
Salem (Or.), Oct. 20.—1n the State Cir
cuit Court to-day Judge Boise denied the
application of the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific Companies for a writ of
review against the Railroad Commis
sioner, and decides that tho Commission
has power to fix rates, and has properly
exercised the same. That its reduction of
freight rates was made after properly
considering the value of the roads and
the cost of service. The railroads are
given until Friday to show cause why
the rates adopted^ by the Commission
shall not go into etlect.
San Francisco, Oct. 20.—One hundred
and seventy-five tael boxes of opium
were found this morning on the steamer
Lakme, which arrived from Seattle
Saturday. The opium was found in
lockers in the Steward's apartment,
which had been covered with pictures.
The seizure is regarded as important, be
cause it is out of the usual procedure to
search coastwise vessels, and because it
was ascertained that the opium was a
fresh importation from China.
Temcscal Tin Mines.
Riverside, Oct. 20.—Telegrams were
received here to-day from Boston capital
ists seeking information about the Teines
cal tin mines. This important industry
is awakening interest throughout the en
tire East. Not a day passes without let
ters, telegrams and samples of pig tin
being forwarded to political and financial
centers beyond the Rockies. Massachu
setts and Ohio have called for most of this
information so far.
Death of Two Sonora Citizens.
Sonora, Oct. 20.—Charles Crofoot of
Glen Ellen, who W3S kickel by a vicious
stallion two weeks ago, died this morn
ing from the effects of the injury.
R. D. Moore, a resident of this place for
the past twenty-five years, died in Santa
Crux of glanders contracted from a pet
horse. The funeral took place this after
noon under the auspices of tho Masons.
Riverside Bui .in. Crop.
Riverside, Oct. 20.—Raisin packing
began here to-day. The receipts of tho
packing-houses aro very liyht thus far,
but continued good weather like that of
the past five days will result In the rapid
crowding of the pack. Prices remain un
changed. The best offered for prime
London-layers is .'i.e. (.rowers are re
fusing to sell, and many propose packing
and shipping on their own account.
Los Gatos Electric Railway.
LosGatob, < »ct. _o. -The Town Board
of Trustees last night granted F. Chap
pellet and others a franchise to operate
an electric railway through the town.
This is part of the Hay wraids, San Jose ami
Los Gatoasystem. By it the rate of fare
lrom Los Gatos to Oakland will be __•
cents. The present rate i._ $1 (50.
State Farmers' Alliance.
Los _____.o_____B_. Oct. 20.—Tho State Con
vention of the Farmers' Alliance met to
day, with 200 delegates present. Presi
dent Cannon presided. Colonel L. L.
Folk, National President, is also here.
The proceedings are secret. Colonel Polk
delivers an address to-morrow evening.
Tacoma, Oct. 20.—Edward A. Albert
son, the defaulting Cashier of the Fidelity
Trust Company, arrived hero 10-night.
He was arraigned in the Superior Court
and pleaded not guilty to tho charge of
General Howard Points Out Ways for
Washington, Oct. 20.—General How
ard, commanding the Department of the
East, in his annual report devotes much
space to coast defenses. Many fixed tor
pedoes and submarine mines have been
constructed for New York, San Fran
cisco and Boston, but new guns and mor
tars aft. needed for those points. He calls
special attention to the work of fortifica
tions on this side of the Atlantic by Eng
land, anu augmenting her fleet since we
began strengthening our navy, and
speaks of the necessity of our having
fortified points as a basis of proper de
fense at convenient intervals along our
The Hawaiian Kingdom.
Washington, Oct. 2<). - Archibald
Cleghorn, Collector-* j eneral of Hawaii,
and father of the heir apparent, Princess
Kaiulani, is in Washington. He was
presented to tho President to-day by
Acting Secretary of Stato Wharton. Mr.
(leghorn is on bis way to Hawaii from
England, where, according to Signer c.
C. Moreno, he has been to complete ar
rangements by which tho islands will
pass into the control of tho English with
or without tho consent of the" natives of
Hawaii. Mr. Moreno says he is very
sure of this. He says Mr. Cleghorn only
visited the President iv order "to pull the
wool over his eyes.
The air space is pronounced as effective
for ice anil cold-storage houses as any
filling, but it must be a dead-air space.
REIGN OF TERROR.
Convicts on the Siberian Railway
Escape From the Guards.
INMATES OF FARMHOUSES MUR
DERED FOR THEIR CLOTHES.
Influenza Epidemic in Victoria and
-Vow South .Vales —Yellow Fever
Increasing; at Rio Janeiro —At a
Large Mass Mooting Held at Stony
Point, a Resolution Was Unani
mously Carried by a Rising Vote
Favoring Annexation With the
Special to iho Kecord-Union.
Shanghai, Sept. 24.—Vladivostock is
undergoing a reign of terror. Fourteen
convicts employed on tho new trans-
Siberian Railroad have escaped from the
guards, and the only means they have of
providing themselves with private
clothes is by a succession of murders.
They have already made fivo victims,
three inmates of a farmhouse, one French
naval officer belonging to a squadron in
port, and a Russian bandmaster. No
arms can bo purchased in Vladivostock,
and those who have weapons keep them
ready for instant use, as everybody fears
an attack from the convicts. Tho latter
murder people for their clothes, and if
anyone attempts to save his life by giving
the escapes clothes, he will Immediately
be charged as an accomplice by the Rus
IMPERIAL MILITARY SYSTEM.
Salisbury Asks for a Report of the Con
dition of Defenses In Canada.
Ottawa (Ont.), Oct. 20.—The Home
Government called upon the Governor-
Qeneral to request the Minister of Militia
to submit to His Excellency at the earliest
possible moment for transmission to
Downing street the report on the de
fenses and fortifications of Canada, which
was prepared somo timo since under tlie
supervision of his department. Lord
Salisbury's Administration is preparing
military estimates and revising the
whole imperial system of outlay for pur
poses Of offense and defense, and requires
this information from Canada as part of
the data for revision. Major-, .en. una]
Herbert, commander of the military in
Canada, it is understood, has made a gen
eral report to the Imperial Government
on the militia system of the Dominion.
The report which the Minister of Miiitia
has been requested to transmit to London
is a moro elaborate one than this, and \
covers far more ground, with greater
particularity oi detail.
Annexation Mass Meeting.
Stony Point (Ont.), Oct-. 20.—Despite
the storm and knee-deep mud, a mass
meeting to agitate annexation to tho
United States was held here to-day with
Israel Desjardines, who has been one of
the most active conservatives in the west,
in the chair. A resolution indorsing
political union was carried unani
mously by a standing vote. There was
intense enthusiasm as the speakers an
nounced urgent requests pouring in for
meetings at many points.
Fete Day at Russia's Capital.
St. Pktersruro, Oct. 20.—The capital
of Russia to-day is having a fete, the oc
casion being the fifty-fourth anniversary
of the battle of Navarino. It was made a
special celebration because of the launch
ing of the three new Russian ironclads,
one of them, the Navarino, being a battle
ship of immense size and power. These
iaunchings took place in the presence of
all the foreign naval attaches and crowds
Rritrt, Oct. 20.—T0-day the Socialist
Congress passed resolutions favoring the
creation of socialist literature for the
young, and providing for the issue of a
vade mecnm (constant companion) and
tho formation of a statistical bureau, lt
rejected the proposal to form a school of
elocution for training oratorical agitators
In behalf of the cause of socialism.
Removal of Jews Ordered.
St. Pbtkbsbubo, Oct. 20.—1n view of
possible complications with China in re
gard to Pamir and other territory, the
Governor of Trans-Baikal has ordered
the removal of all Jews residing within
a hundred kilometers of the frontier, to
prevent the Jews acting as spies for
Duty on American Pork.
Paris, Oct. 20.—The Senate Tariff Com
mittee again debated the subject of the
admission of American pork to-day,
finally deciding in favor of the proposi
tion to impose a duty of 25 francs per 100
kilos, instead of 20 francs, as passed by
the Chamber of Deputies.
Rto Janeiro, Oct. 20.—1n the Chamber
of Deputies to-day a bill restricting the
issue of paper money passed a second
reading—loo against 12. The Deputies
also voted in favor of the abolition of the
law rendering obligatory the payment of
tariff dues in gold coin.
Canadian Canals Opon on Sunday.
Mo.s-ti.kat., Oct. 20.—Canadian canals
will be opon on Sunday to facilitate the
transmission of grain to Montreal for the
steamships. It is likely the canals will
be kept open on Sundays for the re
mainder of tho season.
MEi__.oiri.NE, Oct. 20.—An epidemic of
influenza, similar to tliat which prevailed
recently in Europe and America, is preva
lent in Victoria and New South Wales,
and ha., prostrated many people. The
deaths are not numerous.
Yellow Fever Increasing.
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 20.—Dispatches from
Santos announce that yellow fever is in
creasing. The Government has ordered
the vessels at Santo, lot) in all, to go out
side the harbor until it is their turn to
The Uruguayan Cabinet.
Montevideo, Oct. 20.—The Minister of
Finance, Don Alcide Montero, who ten
dered his resignation on Saturday, has
withdrawn it, aud will remain in the
Ontario's Secretary of Stato 111.
Ottawa (Ont.), Oct. 20.—Hon. J. A.
Chapleau, Secretary of State, was stricken
with heart failure to-day, and his condi
tion is serious.
A Singing Master Dead.
London, Oct. 20.—Signor Sacfate, the j
famous singing master, whose pupils in
clude Dereszkes, Frank Novara, Madame
Grossi and other well-known singers,
died in Naples.
Great Floods Prevail,
Madrid, Oct. 20.—Advices from Al
meida, in Andalusia, report the preval
ence of great floods in that vicinity. The
town of Albex suffered greatly.
Gold for the I'nitod States.
London, Oct 20.—Bullion to theamount
Of .-.1j0.000 was withdrawn to-day for
shipment to New York.
WOMEX AS VOTERS.
Many Applications for Registration in
Chicago, Oct. 20.—At tho coming elec
tion in November a Superintendent of
Schools is to be chosen, and to-day was
the day of registration for that event.
Applications for registration by women
were very numerous, especially in tho
fashionable districts, and they came well
posted on the law and methods of pro
cedure under the statute said to be In
their favor passed by the last Legislature.
In sonic places the Boards of ..ogistra
tion declined to receive their names. In
others their names were put upon the
registry books with all of tho blanks
tilled except that stating whether or not
the person is a qualified voter. This
leaves the ladies a ngh-ing chance at the
polls. The chance, they say, they pro
pose to take the fullest possible advantage
of. In tho suburban towns many wo
men's names were put on the register.
tn the aristocratic circles of Evanston
tlio members of tho Board of Registra
tion did not appear at the polling-place,
and about a hundred prominent ladies
met and formulated a statement setting
forth the facts. In this city a formal pro
test against the refusal of registry was
made before the Election Commissioners
by two ladies, wdio propose to make a
More Commissioners to be Sent Abroad
--Standing Committee on Awards.
Chicago, Oct. 20.— Director-General
Davis was authorized by tho Board of
Control to-day to name threo special
commissioners to go to European coun
tries not visited by the last commission;
also one for Mexico. It is supposed that
the first will be composed of Commission
ers Thatcher of New York, Seaweil of
New Jersey and Vice-President Bryan of
tho Chicago Directory. The Mexican
Commission will in.dude Director-Gen
eral Davis,Commissioners St Clair, Mar
tin. Dalo and Masse v. and President
Maker of the Directory.
The Standing Committee on awards is:
Smalley of Vermont, King of lowa.
Thatcher of New York, Brltton of the
District of Columbia, McDonald of Cali
fornia, Seaweil of New Jersey, Williams
of Tennessee. Lowndes of' Maryland.
Andrews of North Carolina, Cochran of
Texas, Hundley of Alabama and Hop
kins of Washington.
Papers Read at tho Annual Session of
tho American Association.
Kansas City, Oct. 20.—The nineteenth
annual session of tho American Public
Health Association began here to-day.
Delegates were present from all parts ot
tho Cnited States, Mexico and Canada, to
discuss matters pertaining to tho health
of the people. A number of papers were
read, ono of the most Interesting being
by Chief Justice Morton of tho Kansas
Supreme Court on "Tho Necessity of
More Stringent Legislation to Repress
Empiricism." He said it was one of the
worst obstacles in the path of progress of
medicine. There could be no doubt that
the practice of theso empirics was a harm
to any community, and they should be
repressed. The Legislatures of tho vari
ous Slates had power to regulate empiri
cism in medicine, and it was their duty to
provide such regulations. A vote of
thanks was extended Justice Morton for
BONNER IS HAPPY.
GREATLY ELATED OVER SFNOL'S
lie Thinks She Is the Greatest Piece
of Horseflesh ln the World—she
Will be Taken Enst Soon.
Special to the Record-Union.
Nkw Yokk, Oct. 20.—Concerning the
marvelous performance of Sunol at
Stockton, Bonner says: "I regard Sunol
as the most wonderful animal ever
foaled. I hesitate to comparo her best
with Maud S.s, as the latter made her
record over a regulation track, and as all
horsemen know tho kite-shaped track,
over which Sunol trotted jTesterday, is a
trilie faster than a regulation one. Still
it is a glorious record. The best previ
ous time over the same kind of a track is
2:0:'., made by Allerton. To show you
how much superior I regard Sunol to
Maud S., i v. ill say that I paid §40,0:!0 for
Maud S. and $41,000 for Sunol.
"I do not look upon this new and fine
record of Sunol's as quite as good as that
of Maud S. over a regulation track. I
think she will probably not excel Maud
S. marvelous speed. These are two
horses I regard as nearly evenly matched.
"Senator Stanford, from whom 1 pur
chased Sunol on November 2, 15..), has
written to me that Sunol will trot in 2:00.
He knows more about her capabilities
than I do, and ho may be right. I be
lieve her performance of 2:10.} as a three
year-old is greater than this, hor record
as a tive-year-old, and 1 think every
horseman will agree with me in this
"The three fastest trotters in the world
are, in my opinion, Maud S., Sunol and
Nancy Hanks. Ido not expect to live to
see any horse trot a mile on a regulation
track in 2:00, nor do I expect ever to see
another three-year-old equal Sunoi's
time of 2:10}. Somo enthusiasts hope
that the record may be eventually
brought down to two minutes, or very
close to that figure. I think 2:05 0r2.06
on a regulation track probably will bo
the limit. We have not yet had enough
experience with the kite-shaped track to
teli what may be accomplished on it.
Thero aro only a fow of that kind of
"Charles Marvin has written to mo
that the kite-shaped track being new is
somevJhat slow. Ho says that alter the
fall rains, in a week or so, the track will
be packed and solid, and that Sunol w ill
reduce, perhaps, by a fraction of a^econd,
her present magnificent time.
"Maud S. is now breeding, but I believe
that when she is in perfect condition and
good training she can trot in 2:07. I also
believe that .Sunol can equal Maud S. on
a regulation track. Nancy Hanks has
trotted over a private track which is fast,
the soil being elastic, in 2:09.
"I wouldn't have bought Sunol if I had
not thought her the finest piece of horse
flesh in the world. After Senator Stan
ford accepted my offer for her, I let her
remain a year with him in California. I
expected to bring Sunol P.ast several
weeks ago. She struck lame, and I de
cided to let her stay in California. 1 will
brine: her here about November Ist,
probably a w-eek or so later, and will jog
her on tho roads for awhile. In the
spring I will have her put in training to
beat the record over the regulation
There is a doctor by the name of Miller
in nearly every town in Missouri.
WHOLE NO. 15,605.
THE WEST'S INTERESTS.
The Transuiississippi Congress Or
ganizes and Gets to Work.
DIVISION OF SENTIMENT ON THE
Horrible Murder Committed by Will
iam Coy ot Washington, Ma—
After Killing Ills Victim, tho Mur
derer Chops tho Body in 1 Mooes
With an Ax and I.uriostho Remains
OB a Mountain Side — Six People
Killed by the Ditching, of a Pnassn
ccr Train on the |B__r_ln«t___ Road.
Special to the I.E. .n.n-I/Niox.
omaha, Oct. aa—The T-_ms_n____i___ppi
Congress organized permanently tliis
morning by the election ol' Charles s.
Thomas of Denver as Chairman. SeCI. -
buries were appointed and tho Commit
on Resolutions named. Tho _o__gr____
then took a recess until 2 o'clock this
In the afternoon a number of resolu
tions were Introduced. Mr. Nasson offered
one for the appointment of a committee
of three from each of the corn-producing
States represented to devise ways and
means for tlie Introduction of com food,
and disseminate in foreign countries tiio
method of its use in America.
Miller of Nebraska Introdoced a resolu
tion expressing tho opinion that most Of
the national laws that have been enacted
for the regulation pt Interstate common o
have been but a hindrance, and should
Martin SfcGinnesa of Montana dis
cussed free coinage, and urged that silver
be placed side by side with gold.
Mr. Crews of Kansas ottered a resolu
tion opposing tho free coinage of silver as
calculated to unsettle the finances of the
country. The resolution was aceei ted
with applause from tho anti-tree silver
Bushnell of Nebraska introduced a
resolution petitioning the President to
appoint a representative citizen of the
-ransmiss-ssippj states upon the Inter
state Commerce Commission.
Buchanan of Colorado Introduced a
resolution favoring free and unlimited
coinage of silver. Tiie freo silver nun
then had their round of applause, and it
\\ ais a great one.
Thomas of Minnesota introduced a
resolution declaring that tho transmis
sissippi states should petition Congress
to open v channel from the great hikes t >
tbe seaboard through which large ves
sels might pass.
Adjourned until to-morrow.
Horrible Mnrder Committ«.i by "Will
lam Coy In Massachusetts.
Pittsi.-iku> i.Mass.i, Oct_».—William
Coy to-day confessed to the murder of
John Whalen, whose body was found
buried on a mountain si.le at Washing
ton, Mass., last Tuesday. He says he
learned on Tuesday, August 29th, that
Whalen had planned t-> elope with his
wife, and on reaching homo late that
night went to Whalen*-. room and found
a lot, of his wife's clothing in it. Whilo
there Whalen came iv and a quarrel fol
lowed. Whalen seized an ax and struck
at Coy, who grappled with him. lie suc
ceeded in getting the ax, whereupon
Whaien seized a club and tried lo strike
Coy. As he did so Coy hit him with tho
ax. smashing his skull and killing him.
Coy says he then cut Whalen _i throat
open with tho ax to make sure of him,
and dragged the body out Then he cut
the bloody pieces, ont of the carpet and
burned them, after which he took
Whaien's body up the mountain, cut tho
legs off and buried the remains. lie as
serts that he acted in self-defense.
More Receipts at Montgomery, Ala.,
Than Can bo Handled.
MoNT.soMr.uY, Oct. 20.—This city is
cotton-flooded. Every side street lead
ing to the Various warehouses and com
presses is packed with cotton which can
not be handled. The receipts are 28,000
bales in excess of anything known in
former seasons. The railroads absolutely
refuse to handlo the staple unless time
conditions aro allotted, and the com
presses havo over li»,ooo bales which they
cannot work oft, while the city authori
ties have suspended the regulations
against the pressing of cotton after night
fall. The trouble is not that the crop will
.show any enormous increase, but tho
weather for picking has been so lino that
the work of gathering it is fully six
weeks in advance of former seasons.
.Vent Bnek on the Agreement.
CiiNwf.o, Oct. 20.—A confidential cir
cular has been issued to agents by General
Agent McDowell of the New Ontario and
Western Road notifying them that com
missions will bo paid on all prepaid or
ders secured by them on transcontinental
passenger business. This has created
much surprise, as the road is one of the
trunk lines that signed the agreement to
pay no commissions itself, and to do no
business with any road that does. What
the Board of Hidings will do about it
is vow a question.
Tho Stallion _____ Blaize.
N i:w York, Oct, 20.—The stallion St.
Blaize, purchased by Charles Reed, was
sent to Fairview Farm, at Gallatin,
Term., to-day. Mr. Reed refused to en
tertain any offers of advances on tho
price paid by him, Including $125,0v'0
offered by J. B. Haggin. St. Blaize has
been insured for $50,000. Tho tirst maro
to be bred to him will bo Reporter, and
the price will be &500.
Blown Up "With Giant Powder.
Atchison (Kas.), Oct. 20.—The office of
the Missouri River Stono Company was
blown to pieces this morning with giant
powder. Twenty men working in a
quarry near by were covered with debris,
but no one was seriously hurt. As thero
was no powder in the ollice. tho explo
sion is supposed to be the work of dis
charged employes, and a reward has been
Denver and Rio Grnndo Directors.
Denver, Oct 20.—At the annual meet
ing of the Denver and llio Grande Railway
to-day George Coppell, R. T. Wilson,
Adolph Engler, W. Mortens, C. C. Bea
mans, J. Lowber Welch, Edgar Smith,
Kdward T. Jeffry and Edward C. Wolcotc
wore chosen directors. The meeting was
entirely harmonious. The new directory
meets in New York on November oth.
ratal Railroad Accident.
BuKi.iNaTON (lowa., Oct 20.—1t is re
ported that Burlington passenger train
No. 5, which left Chicago at G o'clock thi _
evening, is ditched between here and
Galesburg. The engineer and five pas
sengers wero killed. Thero are no par
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