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VOLUME LXXXII.--NO. 51).
TROUBLE OVER A LAWSUIT.
An Attempt Made to Assassinate
a Los Angeles Capitalist.
THE WOULD-BE MURDERER TAKES
HIS OWN LIFE.
An Old "Resident of Monterey Ends His
Existence By Shooting ITlmself In
tho Head With a Shotgun—Gentle
Showers of Bali: Throughout the
State From tl*. * Northern Boundary
nnd as Far South as Monterey
Ppociai to the Record-Union.
Los Angeles, Oct. 2S.—G. J. Griffith,
a prominent capitalist and owner ot tho
Eos Felise Rancho, was shot near the
Catholic Cemetery this evening by a man
named r.urke, who almost immediately
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head, dying instantly. Mr.
Griffith and his wife had gone to the
Catholic Cemetery. The latter was at her
mother's grave, strewing it with flowers.
JMr. Griffith sat in a buggy near tho sex
tm's house, when Burke came up from
the road. lie had evidently followed the
couple, knowing that the cemetery was
their destination. Without warning, the
man fired the contents of one barrel of a
shotgun at Mr. Griffith, several shot
striking him in the back of the head and
one or two striking liis right temple. Mr.
Griffith fell forward aud out of the buggy.
Keeovering from the first shock, he got
up and started to run around the house,
when another shot as tired, the charge
entering his back. Griffith is painfully
but not dangerous y wounded and will
►ver. The gun was loaded with small
birdshot, to which fact he owes his life.
In speaking of the cause of the shoot
ing, Mr. Griffith said lhat some time ago
burke sued him for $15,000 damages, al
iening that he had slandered him | Burke),
and interfered in the sale of the Los Fe-
Rancho to an English syndicate.
Burke had bonded the property, and
lived on il for some time. Tlie case went
;ist Burke. It was appealed to the
(Supreme Court, to again be decided in
"Mr. Griffith's favor. Papers found on
Eurke's person indicate that the deed
Gentle Showers Throughout the North
ern and Central Counties.
SAUNAS, Oct 2S.—lt started raining
here this afternoon, and has continued up
to the present, with indications of a heavy
downpour during the night. The ranch
ers are ready for rain, having completed
nil their work aud waiting for rain so as
to begin plowing. Stockmen aro in fear
that the fall will not be enough to start
green feed, bnt enough to ruin tho dry.
However, the general belief is that their
doubts and fears will be removed by this
Modi.sin, Oct. lis.—Rain commenced
falling this evening at 6o'clock, and gives
promise of raining all night.
ETON, < >ct. 2s.—The first heavy
rain of the season fell to-day, commenc
ing at 1 o'clock thia afternoon. Thirtv
jonr-hundredths of an inch fell during
tin- alternoon. Horsemen say it will im
prove the new track, and it will be in fine
condition alter a day's sunshine.
R.BDDINO. Oct. _>\—(juite a heavy rain
fell last night and continued to-day. This
i- the first good rain of the season.
Kin I.i.i it, < >et. 28.— ■ Rain commenced
felling this morning at 5 o'clock and eon
tinned until nearly noon. About half an
inch fell. Tlie wind is from the south
V ith Indications of more rain to-day.
Chico, Oct. 28.—A welcome rain fell
■ Uy for an hour this morning, con
i.nuiug at intervals since. There is very
little damage to dried fruit, as most all of
it has been gathered in. There is slight
damage to some rasins. Quite a strong
i- ith wind is blowing and the rain is not
Vi ha Crnr, o,t. _-".—Several sprinkles
of rain fell during the forenoon, giving
promise of welcome ahowers before long.
I/i" farmers are anxious for rain, aiid
fruit and grspe-growets havo about fin
i caring lor their crops.
Orovillk, Oct 28.—A heavy rain fell
1 c to-day for five hours—the first rain
«■ ;he season.
■i.'■.'•< \, October 28.--A drizzling
In here this morning at daylight
continued until noon, making tho
i* . cts sloppy. The prospect is for aeon-
I to-night. The weather is warm
and the a Ind west.
I. R 1 1 N\\ <)(>l> M CRDER.
"ihe Preliminary Examination of Daw
son and Woldrnll' Postponed.
Xai-a. Oct, _s.—This was the day set
for the preliminary examination of
George Dawson and Joe Woidrutl", who
s*rc charged with murdering Mrs. Captain
< mwood in February last. A contin
i nee waa granted the defense, of course
there is much interest manifested in the
case, rime was so revolting, and
Irom the tact that the prosecution holds
what purports to be the written confes
sion of Woidrutl that he did tho shooting.
f'hureh Disposing of Ills Property.
i".\, <><•;. 28.—A short time alter
the verdict was rendered in the slander
BUit of Mis* I'anielH against M. J.
< 'hutch, the wealthy Fresno ditch-owner,
yesterday, his son-in-law, Horace Mann,
•pled here a deed from Church
transferring to his son-in-law the Lane's
"Springs property in Calaveras County,
consisting of I,(KSS acre*-. Why the deed
-w as recorded here, w hen the land is in au
• r county, is not known. To guard
against any further transfers the attor
neys for the young lady have recorded in
the counties where Church has real prop
i . a transcript of the judgment lor
1 he Scotch Defeat tho Amorleans.
Sam FKANCTHOO, 0ct.28.— Another enor
mous and excited crowd attended the In
ternational tug-of-war to-night. Ger
many defeated Italy in twenty-two mm■
: Norway won Irom Sweden in six
minutes and forty-four seconds: Scotland
best .Vim ii<a in thirty minutes and four
-1 ■■ eeconds; Denmark outpulled Lug
land in two minutes and two seconds;
Ireland defeated Canada in three minutes
and thirty second j,
Chinese Arrivals at Vancouver.
Va.vch! vkh, Oct. :>.—-The Collector at
this port gives from his oilicial records a
elatemeut of the new Chinamen landed
and paying poll-tax, and also of the
< 'hinsnien taking tickets-of-leave, show
ing 1,180 arrivals and 862 departures in the
pine months ending with September.
re are to-day nearly 2fiQo liekets-of
leave unreturnei in the last three yeara.
SO many remain at their home every
Elisor to Select Trlul Jurors.
San frsANCISOO, Oct. 28. — Superior
Judge Wallace has issued an order ap
p anting A. S. llallidie as Elisor to select
trial jurors for the trial of the cases lie-
fore his court. Seventy-two men are to
be summoned to appear in court Novem
ber 7th. It is expected that the men in
dicted by the Grand Jury will come for
trial before this court.
Bay District Paces.
San Francisco Oct. 28.—The attend
ance was small at tlie Bay District races
to-day. Five furlongs, for throe-year
olds, Queen Alta won, Blodinette second.
One mile, two-year-olds, Zaklivar won,
Annie Lewis second. Time, 1:47.
Six furlongs, all ages, King Hooker
won, Ida Glenn second. Time, 1:18b
One mile, handicap, Captain Al. won,
Revolver second. Time, 1:4*3.
Flro at Col ton.
Cor.TON, Oct. 28.—A fire broke out in
tho Kelling Building at 4 o'clock this
morning, completely destroying tho
building, which was occupied by Mrs.
Hathaway, cigars and tobacco, and Geo.
boalich, boots and shoes, and up-stairs liy
the Cottage Home Restaurant. The total
loss will amount to over §10,000; insur
Two Wealthy Sheep-Ownors Killed.
Holrrook, Oct. 28.—Herman Lopez
and Rafael Cadez, wealthy sheep-owners.
were shot and killed this morning by two
cowboys named Crawford and Bell. The
shooting was the result of a quarrel over
An Old Resident Suicides.
Holeister,. Oct. 28.—Joseph Fostein,
an old rosidont of this county, committed
suicide this evening liy shooting himself
in the head with a double-barreled shot
Suicide of a state Convict.
San Rafael Oct. 28.—China May, an
Indian convict in San Quentin, commit
ted suicide in his cell last night by hang
GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS.
CORRESPONDENCE AS TO "MATTERS
President nuntinj_ton Replies at
"Length to a Letter From Grand
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, Oct. 2S.—Some weeks
ago Hon. Jeremiah Lynch wrote in tho
name of the Grand Jury to C. P. Hunt
ington, President of the Southern Pacific
Company, inquiring whether it was by
his direction that Creed llaymond, chief
counsel of the Southern Pacific, was act
ins as attorney for Stephen T. Gage and
Richard Chute, tho recalcitrant witnesses.
Mr. Huntington replied to-day as fol
.Southern Pacific Company, Office )
of the President, 2.3 Broad \
Street, N. V., Oct. 19, 1881. J
Hon. Jeremiah Lynch, Chairman of the
Committee on Legislative Abuses of the
Grand Jury of ihe (Sty and County of
San Francisco —Dear Sir: Your valued
favor of the 7th is received, and its con
tents are carefully noted. I had also
heard through the public press of Califor
nin much of the matter referred to in
your communication, to wit: That the
Grand Jury of the City and County of
San Francisco wore iv session, and were
making inquiries to ascertain whether
thero was any truth in the rumors that
were floating about the State to the effect
that certain members of the last Legisla
ture and others in high places had done
things that were legally and morally
wrong; further, tbat S. F. Gage and
Richard Chute had failed to answer the
Call of the < 'rand Jury.
Youthen write, referring to the "legal
advocates" of those parties: "Foremost of
these legal personages is Creed Ray
mond, who is understood to lie the lead
ing counsel in California of the Southern
Pacific Company. You are President of
that corporation, and, therefore, I address
you, desirous to know if this action of
Mr. llaymond is of yonr knowledge and
Replying to this question, I answer
no. 1 did not know that Colonel llay
mond was in the case until 1 tew it in the
California papers, and I will say to you
that 1 am very sorry he has had any
thing to do with the matter. I cannot,
however control Mr. Raymond's action,
as tho Southern Pacific Company has
been in the habit of allowing any of its
counsel heretofore to take outside busi
ness where he could attend to it without
neglecting the interests of our com
pany. 1 particularly regret this action
by Colonel llaymond, becauso I have
been told, and I think saw it iv some of
the California papers, that the matters re
ferred to in your letter had taken a politi
cal turn, so to speak, and while I cannot
believe such to be the case, yet the sug
gestion of it has made me more anxious
that no one connected with mo in the ac
tive management of the Southern Pacific
Company should allow himself to take
part in this or any other movement in
California that was even suspected of
having political inclination.
I have been and still am determined to
get the Southern Pacific Company out of
politics, and confine it to its legitimate
business of transporting persons and
property. It ha* been meddling xritb it
too long. Every officer of the company
has a*- iiun-li as he can do, if lie does his
duty, in taking care of the properties that
arc controlled by the present organiza
tion, as the greatest possible economies
must be practiced in order to give any
returns to tho shareholders. Therefore
the employes of the Southern Pacific
I ompany havo no time, or should have
none, to give to matters political.
1 Know, also, that the people aro jeal
ous, and rightfully so, I think, of any in
terference by corporations with their po
litical prerogatives, which is ono of the
reasons why rates have been forced down
so as not to remunerate those who have
spent so much time and invested so much
capital to create these properties. Hut
the good sense oftbe people*will soon
correct the evils of low as well as high
rates, as soon as they know that corpora
tions, as such, are not used for purposes
< .Iher than those for which the law allowed
them to bo created.
I notice your request that I do what I
can lo assist the Grand Jury by "in
structing employes of the Southern Pa
cific Company to render proper and neces
sary assistance to that body." 1 will
write to Mr. A. N. Towne, our General
Manager, and ask him to do all that he
can consistent with his duty to BO assist
you, and will send him a copy of this let
You ask further, that I allow the Grand
Jury to examine certain books oftbe
Southern Pacific and Pacific Improve
ment Companies. Those Looks cannot
Le taken from the othces where they be
long without great inconvenience to the
companies that keep their accounts in
said bioks. Many of the booksof many
<>t the companies in California that I in
part control, including the two above
named, have been taken from their
proper custodians into the courts, and
I think to the Grand Jury rooms,
to the very great Inconvenience oi
the companies, and I think in no
case was the public benefited, nor has the
public, as l remember, ever claimed that
they were benefited. Nevertheless, I
would willingly give to the Grand Jury,
and, of course, through them to the pub
lic, all books of tho companies named
in your letter, if I thought they would
show where any money had been used
fof dishonest or unlawful purposes. I
have been opposed to using any money
from the company's treasury for any
political purposes. I am, yours very
truly, C. P. Huntington.
SACRAMENTO, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 1891*
THE CZAR'S DOMAIN.
Germans Being Expelled From
Russia in Great Numbers.
A SYSTEM OP RELIGIOUS PERSE
CUTION CARRIED ON.
Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Prop
erty Destroyed liy Forest Fires In
Indiana—Tho New Cruiser Detroit
Successfully Launched Before a
Large Crowd of People at tho
Columbia Iron Works of Baltimore.
Special to the Record-Union.
New York, Oct. 28. - Among the pas
sengers on the Mi ijestio, which arrived
to-day, was Dr. Walter Koiupster, Spe
cial Immigration Commissioner, who has
made an exhaustive investigation of tlie
Itussian phase of the subject. Concern
ing his trip and results of it. Dr. Kemp
ster said he could saj>- nothing until his
oilicial report was made.
"I will speak on one subject, however,"
said he. "It is with reference to the (ier
mans, who are being expelled from
Russia iv great numbers. This is being
done in spite of tho fact that there has
been no ukase issued ordering the ex
pulsion of Germans. They are being
forced out by a system which the people
of this country cannot understand. Hith
erto their villages have been allowed to
elect their own President. Last fall an
order was issued that all persons elected
to such positions should 'kiss the Russian
Christ.' All these Germans being Roman
Catholics, have naturally decided not to
do this, hence they are debarred.
"(Hher methods of persecution are
practiced," said Dr. Kempster. "If the
Germans desire to build any churches or
repair existing structures they are re
quired to submit plans to the Holy
Synod. This body always raises the esti
mate from hundreds to thousands, pre
cluding the possibility of having the
work dove. The German language is not
allowed now to be taught in the schools.
All this is nothing more than religious
persecution. The consequence is that the
Germans, who are wretchedly poor, are
selling their small holdings at any price
and leaving Russia. -Many are going to
the Argentine Republic, while others aro
comiug here." Dr. Kempster says they
form the most desirable immigrants for
Speaking of the forthcoming report of
the commission, he said when the report
is published it will be the text of every
newspaper aud lor every pulpit in the
Successfully Launched In tho Presence
of a I„irt*e Crowd.
Balti.mokk, Oct. 28.—At 3 o'clock this
afternoon the new steel cruiser Detroit
was successfully launched iv the presence
of a large crowd of people. Florence N.
Ma!-ror, the four-and-one-half-year-old
daughter of President Malster of the Co
lumbia Iron Works, where the steamer
was built,christeued the Detroit. "Cruiser
No. 10," as the Detroit has been desig
nated, is one of triplets, two of which are
being built here and tho third at Doston.
They aro known as the _,000-ton cruisers.
Their machinery is to develop 5,-too horse
power, which should drive the vessel at
: tlie rate of eighteen knots per hour. Their
length is Su feet, beam 37 feet, draught
; l_} feet. The armament consists of eight
• 4-inch and two .-inch rapid-tiring, hreech
j loading riiies. The secondary battery is
i composed of ten rapid-firing and revolv
ing cannon. Six torpedo ports are pro
vided. The rig is that of a two-masted
I schooner. The normal coal supply for
on Unary service is _00 tons, but the bun
ker arrangem* nt is such that 435 tons can
be carried, which will not only aild
greatly lo her ability to keep out an ene
my's projectiles, but will admit of her
! steaming almost 10,000 miles at a speed of
| eighteen knots per hour. The motive
1 lower is furnished by two triple expan
sion engines of a vertical inverted cylin
der of the direct acting type.
The launch waa a perfect success. Lit
tle Florence Malster christened tho
cruiser amid an uproar from every steam
vessel and locomotive in the vicinity.
The sister cruiser No. 9. the Mobile, will
be launched in about a month.
IMPRESSIVE C KKKMONTES.
Consecration of Rev. Isaac Nicholson
to the lii*-.hoprlc of Milwaukee.
-__n__D_U_ni__, Oct. 28.—Impressive
ceremonies marked this morning's con
secrations of Rev. Isaac Nicholson to the
Hishopric of Milwaukee. The event took
place in the Episcopal Church of St.
Marks. The edifice, from tho ground
lloor to the organ loft, was tilled to over
sowing, while hundreds were unable to
gain admission. Over 200 clergymen
trom all parts of the country and sixteen
liishops were present. Bishop McLean
of Chicago otliciated as celebrant. The
sermon was delivered by bishop Crafton
of Fond dv Lac, \\ is. The oath was then
administered to Bishop Nicholson, while
tho choir rendered the litany. The cere
mony concluded with the congregation
joining in singing the hymn, 'Praise to
the Holiest." The formal enthronement
of the new Bishop will take place in Mil
waukee noxt month.
CONVENTION OF MILITIAMEN.
Grand Encampment to be Held During
the "World's Fair.
Chicago, Oct. 2S.—At to-day's session
of the Convention of Militiamen it was
decided to hold a National Encampment
at Chicago during the World's Fair and
that the camps be located within a radius
<>f twenty miles from the exposition
grounds. August 5, 1808, was de
cided upon as tho date of the beginning
of tne encampment. It was decided that
each member of tlie convention be au
thorized to exert all honorable means to
secure the passage hy Congress of suit
able legislation and appropriations to
hold an encampment where only regular
army soldiers and regularly enlisted" Na
tional Guards will be allowed to partici
pate in the encampment.
SUFFERING IMOLI) AGONIES.
Patients ia a Pennsylvania Hospital
Dyin_ lor Want of Treatment.
Pittsbcro, Oct. 28.-- A Uniontown
(Perm.) social says: Tho residents of
Fayette County generally aro stirred up
over the discovery that the patients in
the Connells\ illo Hospital are lying there
helpless without a spark of fire iv the
building aud are suffering untold agonies.
Miss Gaddy, the Superintendent, says
she cannot help it, as the Committee of
Trustees has the heating apparatus to
look after, and it has never been fixed
for use since last spring. Deputy Sheriil
«'rawford visited the hospital on business
yesterday and found ono patient lying at
the point of death from pneumonia, con
tracted after coming to the hospital, his
physician says, because there was no lire
in the building. The patients all tell the
same story. The only lire in the buihi-
ing is in tlie kitchen, where the Superin
tendent has been compelled to move her
office, and there water is heated and
placed in gum heaters, which are put in
the beds of patients, but they are totally
Thousands of Dollars' Worth of Prop
erty Destroyed in Indiana.
Evansville (Ind.-, Oct. _*••*.—Forest
fires along the Evansville and St. Louis
and Evansville and Indianapolis
Railroads are still raging, thou
sands of dollars' worth of property being
destroyed. At English, Pigeon and
Maekey stations tlie people are terror
stricken and are making tire guards to
save the town. Trains are forced to go
through clouds of sparks and smoke.
There is great loss to lumber and grain.
Nothing but heavy rain can check tho
Burr vile c (Tex.), Oct. 28. — Forest
fires are doing much damage in this
county. Some apprehension is felt for
the safety of villages.
Littlk Kock i Ark.), Oct. 28.—Forest
fires are raging in Monroe County. Much
cotton has been destroyed.
TIIE FAMOUS ANDOVER CASE.
Professor Smyth Wins His Case Before
tho Supreme Court.
Boston, Out. 28.—The decree of the
Board of "Visitors has been set aside in
tho famous Andover ease. Tho decision
of the Supreme Court is on the ground
that the trustees aro not made parties to
the original proceedings. The decision
means victory for Professor Egbert E.
Smyth, who was expelled from Phillips-
Academy in Andover, and doubtless ends
the struggle that has been before the pub
, lie for over live years.
The decision covers only one of the
many grounds of the appeal set out by
I Professor Smyth's lawyers, namely, that
the Hoard of Visitors acted unjustly and
illegally in refusing to allow tho Hoard
of Trustees to have a share in the trial.
Technically, the effect of Uie decision is
to send the case back to the Board of
Visitors for a now trial.
The Chief Justice alone dissents in a
Ocean Mall Contracts.
Nkw York, Oct. 28.—A director of Pa
cific Mail says: "We understand the Pa
cific Mail bids Avill all bo accepted for
mail contracts, except on the route from
New Orleans to Aspinwall, where we bid
on fourth-class vessels and the contract
called tor third-class. Tlie bids on this
route will probably be advertised for
again. Tho Pacific Mail, therefore, will
probably be awarded three routes, viz.:
San Francisco to China, San Francisco to
Panama and the Mexican Coast, and New
York to Aspinwall."
Sho Attempted Suicide.
Denver, Oct. 28.— W. P. Burgess, who
came to Denver Sunday in search of his
Wife, who eloped with C. F. Stem from
Columbus. Ohio, received a telogram
from Seattle, which stated that Mrs.
Burgess, at the residence of hor sister in
j that city, was critically ill from tho
j etfects of a dose of morphine, which she
i took with suicidal intent on learning of
I her husband's action in having Stem ar
rested. Stem had his preliminary hear
ing and was released on 96,000 bonds.
Shipments of Oats.
Nkw York, Oct. li**-.—Six steamers
were engaged to-day to load with oats for
prompt and forward deliveries. A
: broker in the export of oats trade says
I the domand abroad has been occasioned
jby practical failures of tho crop in
Europe, which turned out very poorly
j and the weight is next to nothing to the
bushel. The oats aro needed there for
feed for livestock and tho crops are not
Got Away W rith the Safe.
Atchison (Kans.), Oct. 28.—While the
central branch of the Union Pacific train
was lying at Leonora at an early hour
this morning, the express messenger
i went out to help switching. After tlie
train pulled out lie discovered that some
body had gotten away with Ids safe,
which contained a large amount of
money. There is no clew.
A Confederate Reunion.
Richmond (Ya.'i, Oct. 28.—At the an
nual meeting of tlie Society of the Army
of Northern Virginia speeches were made
| by General Early, Taliaferro, Rosser and
Field. Tho last named said: "I under
tandthe Confederate Hag cannot be un
urled at the World's Pair. If that is the
ease let us never have another World's
Fair in this country."
Newman (Ga.), Oct. 28. -Within the
last twenty-four hours three fires oc
curred here in the cotton warehouses,
causing a combined loss of about J*200,000.
The firo was evidently the work of an
incendiary, and Wily Argo, a desperate
character, who has a grudge against tho
city, has been arrested on suspicion.
A Train Bobber Confesses.
San Antonio (Tex.), Oct. 28.—James
Lansford, one of the men arrested upon
the charge of being implicated in the
Southern Pacific train robbery, has con
fessed his guilt. He claims to have been
forced into joining Fields, Elint and Wel
lington, the other robbers, by threats
upon his life.
A Powder Mill Explodes.
YorsosTOWN (O.), Oct. 28.—This morn
ing tlie glaze mill of the Ohio Powder
Works, located four miles north of the
eify, exploded, killing two men, Joseph
Maagsanid Ben Somans, and completely
destroying the mill. The mutilated re
mains of the men were scattered over a
Cause of a Broker's Sulcldo.
Boston, Oct. 28.—A local paper prints a
story to tho effect that the suicide of
Irving A. Evans, the broker, was due to
the action of his partner in certain busi
neOS transactions, who refused to perform
his part of tho contract in a deal which in
volved a loss of some S.'J.'iO.OOO.
Fatalities of Two Old People.
SHOALS (Ind.), Oct. 28.—The farmhouse
of William Elliott, near here, was burned
last night, and Elliott and his wife, both
nearly SO years of age. tried to save
some of their effects. The old lady was
burned to death, and the old man is prob
ably fatally burned.
Sovereign Grand Commandor Elected.
Nkw York. Oct. 2S.—Tho Supremo
Council of tho Sovereign Grand Inspec
tors, Thirty-third Degree, A. and A. S.
Rite,Oftbe United States, to-day elected
John T>. Gorman of New York Most
Puissant Sovereign Grand Commander.
Carter Badly Beaten.
Milwaukee, Oct. 28.— Tho billiard
match to-night between Eugeno Carter
and Frank Ives, for 9-00 a side, resulted
in an inglorious defeat for Carter. The
totals were: Ives, 000; Carter, 188.
The Brazilian Minister.
New York, Oct. 28.—Dr. Salvador de
Mendoca, the Minister from Brazil to this
country, was a passenger on the steamer
Majestic, which arrived this morning
A Vi. ..: lii Flames.
Rap Claire (W Ls.i, Oct. 28.—A report
reached here late to-night that the village
of Rice Lake was on lire, and likely to bo
destroyed. There are no details.
The Island of Hondo Visited by a
DESTRUCTION TO LIFE AND PROP
ERTY VERY GREAT.
An Investigation luto the Condition of
an Orphanage Asj-lum in County
Kildaro, Ireland, Shows a Deplor
able State of Affairs—Tho Children
Subjected to Inhuman Treatment,
and Eound to lie In the Filthiest
Special to the Recoiid-Union.
London, Oct. 28.—Dispatches received
this evening from Japan announced
that tho telegraph wires beyond
Hiogo and Osaka wore down. It was
j added that there had boon an
earthquake at Hiogo, and a rumor was
current that a groat amount of property
was destroyed, and the loss of life con
siderable. Hiogo is a seaport town of
Japan, on the island of Hondo, and situ
ated about twenty-two miles by rail from
Osaka. Hiogo is a fine harbor, at tho
head of the dull* of Osaka, and adjacent
to Kobe. It is lighted with gas, and has
a number of tino public buildings. Tho
seaport referred to has an extensive for
eign and coastwise trade, and the popula
tion in ISSo was about 40,000 souls.
Osaka is also on the Island of Hondo,
and on the sea twenty-three miles south
west of Kisto, to which place, as well as
Hiogo and Kobe, railways have been
built. Osaka has a large foreign trade,
arsenals, groat castles, machine shops.
City Hall, mint, college and academy,
and is traversed by canals, over which
are more than 1,100 bridges, some of iron.
This city has many theaters and other
! places ot amusement, nnd also I,9ooplaces
lof worship. In point of size it is tho
third or fourth city in Japan, but in social
( affairs, fashion, commerce and industry
lit takes first rank. Osaka has a popula
tion, according to the census of ISM. of
| about 350.000.
A private telegram, dated Hiogo, re
ceived to-night, says that a sovere shock
of earthquake was experienced at Osaka,
and the destruction of both life and prop
erty was very great. So severe was the
shock that a number of houses were
thrown to the ground and many occu
pants caught in the falling buildings and
crushed to death. A largo number of
persons succeed in escaping from their
homes, only to meet death in the streets.
There is no means at present of estimat
ing the total loss of life. In tact, details
are very scarce. AU telegraph wires are
broken in the districts affected by tho
Calling of the poles. A private dispatch,
however, says it is known that in Osaka
alone the death list contains the names of
•300 residents of that city.
Wash in(.ton, Oct. 28.—Neither the
| State department nor the Japanese Lega-
I tion have received advices of the reported
| earthquake shook in Japan to-day. The
[Japanese Minister said to-night that tho
last earthquake in Japan which resulted
in great loss of life and property, oc
curred about thirty years ago, at this
season, and in tlie same locality as the
one mentioned to-day.
DEPLORABLE STATS OF AFFAIRS.
Inhuman Treatment of Children at an
Orphanage In Ireland.
Durlin, Oct. 28.—Startling testimony
was given to-day at the trial of Rev.
Samuel Cotton, rector of Carnogh, County
Kildare, charged with criminal neglect
and ill-treatment of children in the Car
nogh Orphanage. Cotton has conducted
the affairs of the orphanage many years,
and has received large sums of money
by subscription. During the investiga
tion children were found in an emaciated,
filthy, ragged condition, covered with
parasites. The toes of one, it was testified
to, had rotted off*. Another, a girl, had
been chained by the legs to a log.
The rooms oi the orphanage were found
in the tilthiest possible condition. In
tho kitchen was found a baby, six weeks
old, covered with dirty rags and dying of
cold and inanition. Other children in the
same department were crouched around
a small tire almost frozen and half
starved. All were weak and sickly, and
growth stunted by treatment received
under Cotton's management.
Tho sanitary condition of the whole es
tablishment was horrible. Some of tho
beds used by the unfortunate children
were merely old boxes and packing
eases filled with stale hay. It was also
shown that all the children were kept in
a perpetual state of terror by Cotton, and
it would be difficult to imagine a more
deplorable or blamable state of things.
Cotton was committed for trial.
ALL WANT PEACE.
Jules Simon Does Not I'h ink a Enro-
I>can War Probable.
Paris, Oct. 2S.—Jules Simon, in an in
terview to-day, said he did not think war
probable. Ho added: "While I was in
Berlin as a delegate to the International
Labor Congress, Emperor William told
me that he desired peace, and the tone in
which he said it left no doubt in my mind
that he was sincere. The Czar also wants
peace, and France will not be the nation
to commence hostilities in Europe."
Simon is quoted as declining to venture
to say whether or not the Franco-Russian
entente included an agreement to expel
England from Egypt. In this connec
tion, Simon said ho did not credit Russia
with having any designs to conquer In
dia, but that Russian expansion in Asia
was only natural.
Tragedy at a Circus.
Berlin, Oct. 28.—During a performance
of orff's Circus at New Ruppin Monday
night Madame Borchardt, a favorite
equestrienne, galloped into the ring,
bowing and smiling toward a group of
oilicers, who testified their admiration by
loud applause. Her husband, the clown
of the circus, became wild with jealousy,
and drawing a revolver, shot the woman
dead in the ring. The auditorium was
crowded, and the spectators ol tho trag
edy were nearly thrown into a panic by
the horrible scene. The murderer was
quickly removed by the police and the
show w as stopped for tiie night.
Immorality In Berlin.
Berlin, Oct, 28.—The JRcichsanzeigcr
iofficial), by [order of Emperor William,
comments editorially upon the deplorable
immorality prevailing in Berlin. Con
tinuing, the Dcichs<tn:eigcr enjoins the
local authorities to adopt energetic meas
ures for the suppression of men who live
upon the earnings of prostitutes. The
police, tho inspired newspaper adds, must
act without scruple in the suppression of
News from Emiu Pasha.
Berlin, Oct. 2H.—Tageblatt publishes
advices from the Catholic mission at Vic
toria Nyanza, which say that Emm Pasha
and Dr. Ktuhlmann crossed Albert Ny
anza July *_4tn, and it was expected that
they had already arrived at Wadolai. Dr.
refers writes from Kilimanjaro under
date of August last, saying that district
was very populous, and the inhabitants
capable of great development.
Boodlo Scandals In Ontario.
Ottawa (Ont.), Oct. 2S.—Contractor
Connelly, whose firm defrauded the Pub
lic Works Department out of nearly
§1,000,000, was arrested this morning on a
charge of conspiracy. Wholesale arrests
in connection with tlie boodle scandals
will be made. Detectives ..re hunting fox
Contractors Murphy and Thomas Mc-
Floods In Spain.
Madrid, Oct. _B.—Heavy rains havo
prevailed since yesterday in the Province
of A rag on, and tho rivors GallegO and
Giloca havo overflowed. The Ebro is
still rising, and several houses of Agua
ron, a villago in the Province of Sara
eoasa, has been destroyed by Hoods,
The inhabitants sought refuge in tho
Separate Sohoola iv Canada*
Ottawa, Oct. 28.—The Supremo Court
Judges to-day gave judgment in tho ap
peal agaiust the Act of tho Manitoba Leg
islature abolishing separate schools.
They unanimously condemned the Act
as being ultra rues and. assert the rights
of Catholics to have their children edu
cated in separate schools.
Iho Cambridgeshire Stake--..
London, Oct. 'IH.— The race for tho
Cambridgeshire stakes, one mile and 240
yards, wasruu at tho Newmarket Hough
ton meeting to-day. The Prince of Wales
had three entries for the slakes. Hie
victor was W. W. Fulton's Comedy, Lord
Hastings'' Breach second and tho Prince
of Wales' Derelict third.
The French Cheer tho Russians.
Paris, Oct. 28.—Tlie Russian cruiser
Dimitry Donskay has arrived at Brest.
Upon reaching that port she was cheered
by enormous crowds of people and was
otherwise given a grand reception after
she had exchanged salutes with the forts
and the French flagship.
.John Dillon Assaulted.
Cork, Oct. 28.—John Dillon waa stoued
while passing through tho streets this
evening, and one man struck him a heavy
blow on the leg with a stick, badly in
SOUTHERN PACIFIC EARNINGS FOR
THE PAST NINE MONTHS.
Tlio Business of the Pnoific System Far
Ahead of Any Similar Period In
the History of tho Head.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, Oct 28. — Secretary
Lansing, of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, sent a report to No if York to-day
that will make President Huntington
smile. The report shows that the earn
ings of tho Pacific system of tho com
pany for the nine months ending October
1, 1891, were as follows: From passeugor
business, fia,<N_,__fl :U; freight, §1»;,50'»,
--101 94; miscellaneous, $664,087 02; total.
127,225,008 30. This is far and away ahead
of the total for any nine months in tho
history of the system. The operating ex
penses for that period were $15*843,462 61,
leaving net earnings of $11,382,13968.
For the same period last .-ear the total
earnings of tho Pacific system were $25,
--584,72] 72, operating expenses §K>,017,
--754 GO, and net earnings ?"9,2(T7,567 12, the
increase for the first nine months ot" tins
year over those of the last being §2,114,
Tho figures for the month of Septem
ber, which havo just been compiled,
make the following showing : Passenger
earnings, 11,233,336 50; freight. $2,342,
--786 pi; miscellaneous, §77,091 92; total,
§-V*o"*,Bl4 *>4. Tho operating expenses
were $1,989,057 90, leaving net earnings
for the month of §1,064,570 68.
For the reason that there was a 30 per
cent, increase iv the amount expended
for repairs on equipment and a much
larger percentage in the renewal of rails
and addition ot new equipment, the net
earnings for September of this year were
$77,'iN' less than for the same month last
year. Deducting fixed charges of §9,474,
--210 70 irom the net earnings thus far this
year there is a surplus over expense of
any and every kind of s*2,o<X^OOi> in round
numbers, as against only §44,9">9 53 for
the same period last year.
As October, November and December
are always the best months of the year
for the system, and as traffic is greater
now than ever before in its history, it is
safe to say that tho Pacific system's sur
plus for the year will be §2,750,t;00.
The surplus of the Atlantic system
lines from El Paso to New Orleans will
be as is shown by returns already re
ceived, fully as great as last year, or
§1,250,000, and it may be much more.
Adding the surplus of this latter system
for last year to that of this year gives a
grand total surplus of §4.000,000. This is
nearly double that of 1899, which was
§2.."JOO,000, and is moro than double that
of any other year in the history of tho
This large increase in the surplus is ac
counted for by the fact that the traffic of
1891 has been far heavier in volume than
that of any other year. In former years
the company was often hard-pressed for
cars to accommodate its traffic, but this
year it has had a sufficiency.
The green fruit shipments figure
largely in tho increase of traffic, as do
also thoso of canned goods, raisins and'
ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY.
Celebration of tbo Centenary of the
Seminary of St. Mary.
Baltimore, Oct. 28.—8y a grand pro
cession and ceremony of pontificial mass
was begun to-day in the Cathedral of
Baltimore the celebration of the centen
ary of the Seminary of St. Mary. Tho
students of St. Charles' College, priests
and seminaries of St. Mary's Seminary,
resident and visiting priests, Vicar-Gen
erals, Abbots, Monsignors, Bishops and
Archbishops, numbering altogether not
less than 3,000, composed the procession.
Cardinal Gibbons assisted at tho mass.
The sermon was by Bishop Kane of*
Wheeling. After the services the students
and seminaries returned to the seminary,
and there at 2 o'clock was given a grand
banquet to the Cardinal, Archbishops,
Bishops, clergy, seminaries and students,
in honor ol" rounding out tho first 100
years of St. Sulpiee in the United States.
New York, Oct. 28.—Jim Corbett tele
graphs from Harrisburg that he accepts
the challenge of Peter Maher to fight for
a purse of §5,000. He has deposited §1,000
with the Herald to bind the fight with
Charles Mitchell or Slavin, and those are
the men he is anxious to meet, if this
nu:iey is not covered by December 15th
he will fight Maher before tho athletic
club offering the largest stake, the win
ner to get not less thau §10,000. He
thinks that Maher has not yet proven
himself in the championship class, and
Mitchell and Slavin are first entitled to
Portland (Me.), Oct. 28.—Elliott King,,
after Solon Chase tho most noted leader:
in the greenback movement in Maine,
was found dead this morning. Heart
disease was tho cause.
WHOLE NO. 15,612,
Her Reply to Egan's Demands for
REFUSES TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE RECENT OUTRAGES.
Tiie Officials or Valparaiso Also RefoS*
to Guarantee the Safety of Ofßcajra
and Sailocs or tho Baltimore Com
injr Ashoio at Xiyht -Tho \ oaMl
Practically P.oycot te.l- U is Thought
That Decisive Act ion Will Soon be
Taken by thia Government.
j Sj>o,-iat to !h* RBCORJfi* Vvvt.v.
Santiago (Chile,) Oct -.y.-Tho
j Chilean Government has replied fo Min
j ister Egan's demand for au explanation
lof tho recent attack upon the American
j sailors. Tho r.piy is couched iv very
strong language, and it is nudersl
that it amounts to a refusal to accept the
responsibility of th« , u iair. Ihe Statn
Department at Washington has been no
tified. Minister Egan, Commander
: Schley, and Consul McCreery arc oon
j suiting together, and it is thought <\'"--<
j action will be taken nod-,. Tho State
j part men t';- orders in reference to the
I matter are very strong.
i The Intondente of Valparaiso has re
! fused to guarantee the safety of market
boats coming to that city early in the
•morning from the United States war
| ship Baltimore, or tho safety of off!., rs
|of that vessel coming ashore at night.
There is a practical boycott on the Balti
more. No American sailors are allowed
Great excitement has been canted hero
by toe report that the Chilean Legation
in Washington baa lice:* attacked.
EGAN Itl.A.MKli foi: tiie TBOITBIdS.
Washixuton, oct. 28.—Senor Monti
the < hiican Envoy hero, who has been
regularly appointed, but whose creden
tials nave not arrived, called on Secretary
Blame to-day and bad a long talk con
cerning tho murderous assault upon tho
American sailors in Valparaiso. Senor
Montt explained the details of the all
which had come to him in bis official
capacity, and he charged that Minister
Egan is really responsible for all the
trouble existing between Chile and tho
1 nited States. He said that during the
revolution in Chile, when the Congres
eionalists endeavored to make a secret
advance on Valparaiso and surprise Bal
maceda's troops, the United Stat
Baltimore played tbe part of a spy. He
charges that the Baltimore discovered
that the Congressional army was making
a forward movement; that the vessel,
which should have maintained a neutral
attitude, steamed along tne coast and
along the landing places where the in
surgents wore located; that the Baltimore
then hastened to Valparaiso and reported
to Mr. Egan. who immediately laid the
tacts before Balmaceda.
The victorious party claims that their
plans were divulged to the enemy
through Egan'B interference and that at
the battle which ensued they suffered the
loss of at least 1,000 soldiers as the direct
result of Egan's espionage.
As it is understood that the Baltimore
was active as the agent of Balmaceda and
Egan. the populace is bitter toward that
vessel, and thai accounts for the attack
upon tho crew.
OOTB NAVAL Ft.KKT.
New York, (>et. 28.--t nilv a short time
would be required for the United States
to assemble a formidable naval force
against Chile. Two war ships, the Balti
more and San Francisco, are already on
the ground and two more, the Vorktown
and Boston, are now at sea on their way
to Chile. The Yorktown started more
than two weeks ago and will soon be on
baud, while tho Boston left here this week.
Six moro ships could start for South
America with scarcely any delay, if re
quired. They aro tbe Miantonomah,
Chicago, Petrel, Atlanta. Vesuvius and
The Miantonomah is now at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, and was unex
pectedly put in commission Tuesday.
She is a costly and powerful vessel, and
would be a dangerous antagonist for al
most any ship afloat, while chile has
nothing to compare with her. Extensive
alterations and repairs havo just been
finished. She was originally built of oak.
and has since been rebuilt, and *)-.• now
shows tlie latest design for a vessel other
class, and is heavily armored with
mingled steel and iron. She js a double
turreted monitor, and each other turrets,
which is armored like the rest of the
vessel, has two 10-inch rilles, each
capable of throwing a 500-pound st. el
projectile. She has two 5-pound and two
S-pound rapid firing guns, two ''7-milli
meter revolving cannon, and two gatling
guns. Sho could go to sea almost at one,*.
Tho Chicago is in the North River and
the Petrel at the navy yard, and both are
ready to start on any duty that might be
expected of them at a moment's notice.
The Vesuvius needs no preparation, and
is separated from Chile only by the
length of the voyage. The Philadelphia
and Bennington are both at the navy
yard, and it would be a question of only
a few days to get them ready for sea,
The Concord is also at the navy yard, but
sho needs repairs, and could not be pot
ready so soon. Tho crews of such ves
sels aa could soon bo in Chilean waters
would number altogether nearly four
thousand marines, and could be brought
together at the Brooklyn Navy Yard or
auy other convenient spot, from Boston,
Philadelphia, Washington and Norfolk.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC: EMPLOYES.
Stvlccly Enjoined From Borrowing
Money at Usurer's "flutes.
San Francisco, Oct. 28.—-So great has
been the complaint from tbe heads of de
partments of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, that their men wero not attending
strictly to business because of their finan
cial troubles, that Vice-President c. I*.
Crocker has issued a circular which is
aimed at tho money-borrowing practice
so prevalent among subordinates at
Fourth and Townsend streets.
In this circular it is declared that the
practice of borrowing money at usurious
rates is prohibited among the company's
employes. Mr. Crocker points out the
fact that the practice is one which load
to great distress of mind, and unfits tlie
man for tho performance of his duties in
the office. He is convinced that so great
lias become the system, so highly injuri
ous to the peace of mind of the Snbordi •
nates and so detrimental to the in.
of the company, that he can no longer
afford to keep in his employ men who
permit themselves to become victims of
He declares that every man in the com
pany's employ who borrows or lends
money in the way referred to will be
summarily discharged. In conclusion,
he states that any employe who does not
settlo all outstanding notes made to
usurers by December 31st will "bo dis
missed from the railroad service.
Some of the men are very angry over
the issuance of the circular, while others
think it is beneficial, and all heads of de
partments agree that Mr. Crocker has
done a wise thing.