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VOLUME LXXXII.-XO. 62.
Inhuman Treatment of Americans
by Valparaiso Police.
DRAGGED THROUGH THE STREETS
BY MOUNTED POLICE.
P. A. 11. Carter, Minister to the United
States from Hawaii, Dies, at New
York, Alter a Long Illness—lntense
Anxiety in lowa Over the Outcome
of To-morrow's Election.
Imperial to the Record-Union.
Nov. 1.—Secretary Tracy
this afternoon received the following dis
patch from Captain Schley dated yester
day : "Petty Officer Johnson, in whose
arms Riggan was killed, declares that the
act was done by the police guard. Ap
prentice Williams reports that he was
arrested by mounted policemen, who
placed catgut nippers around his wrists
and started the horse on a gallop, throw
ing him down. Coal Heaver Quigley.
while trying to escape from the mo!>, WM
struck with a sword by a police officer.
Apprentice Talbot was arrested, and on
his way to prison was struck repeatedly
by the police. Petty Officer Hamilton
was dangerously wounded >nd while un
conscious was literally dragged to prison.
One of my people, trying to make him
comfortable, was threatened with the
butt of a musketand made to desist. The
prisoners were examined secretly, the
presence of an officer sent by me to the
<ourt being denied. Before their dis
charge the men wero required to sign a
paper. Keinhart askod the court official
the meaning of this paper. He was in
formed that it was a mere form suiting
that the signer was not engaged in tho
trouble. Two of my men are dead, three
dangerously wounded and about fifteen
slightly injured. The surgeons believe
the wounded are out of danger."
Paris, Nov. L—The animosity felt by i
Chilean residents here against the United
States is reflected in au interview with
a prominent member of the Chilean com
munity in Paris, who attributes the enmity
of the American (Government to the Chile
ans' refusal to enter the customs union
proposed by Secretary Maine. "Several
Chilean statesmen," said he, "exchanged
views with Bhiino, assuring him that as
soon as there was visible any advantage
that the United States could grant Chile
in return for a surrender of her European
irade, tho proposed customs union wou'd
have some chance of acceptance. Unable
to do this, the Washington (Government
would not forgive Chilean resistance to
their pet scheme.
"Her spite was shown in the pursuit of
the Itata, which was treated like a slave
dhow. It required all the authority of
tho Paris agents of the Chilean Congress
to prevent tho Ksmeralda from fighting
the United States cruiser Charleston.
Further proof of hostility wns found in
the action of Admiral Brown in watch
ing the insurgents at Quintcro, and re
porting their movements to Balmaceda.
The attitude of the United States over the
state of affairs was unjustifiable. The
Washington Government ought to have
awaited the result of official inquiry, re
lying upon the operation of Chilean jus
tice, which is equal, if not superior, to
American justice. The reports that tho
Valparaiso police used bayonets must bo
groundless, for their only weapon is a
ONE CArsK OF TIIEIK HATRED.
Chicago, Nov. I.—Ramon Estuvillo, a
native Californian, at the Palmer Houso
to-day, said : "People of Spanish blood
are pretty much all alike, and I think I
understand the Chilean situation better
than a man of English descent naturally
would. The Chileans hate Americt-.nst
not on account of the Itata incident, or
any recent occurrence. Those incidents
merely aggravated a feeling dating far
back —to tho time of the discovery of gold
iti California. There was a great demand
for provisions in San Francisco then,
California not being the great wheat-pro
ducing State it is to-day, and Hour was
imported from Chile in large quantities.
This brought San Francisco and Valpa
raiso into close communication, and
thousands of Chileans went to the newly
discovered gold fields.
"It was just after the Mexican war, as a
result of which there was bitter feeling.
The natives looked upon immigrants as
intruders. Numbers of natives became
outlaws, and many murders and robber
ies were committed, while a number of
Chileans-were murdered and robbed by
American miners, and the race hostility
became so intense that many Chilean
miners returned to their own land. They
took with them the story of their inhos
pitable reception and the nation has
smarted under what it deemed wrongs to
its subjects ever since. The average
Chilean hates tho American bitterly, and
this is one reason for it."
DOES NOT FEAR A WAR.
London. Nov. I.—ln an interview with
United St-ites Minister Lincoln he ex
presses the opinion that Chile news is
exaggerated and there is no possibility of
■\\ ar. Ho also expresses the hope that a
settlement will be attained in a few days.
FROM A BRITISH STANDPOINT.
London, Nov. I.—The Times' corre
spondent at Valparaiso reports as follows:
"Evidence gathered from all hands ap
pears to conclusively prove that the
American squadron acted the part of
spies for BaltnaceMa, and that, second
only to the Dictator's troops, the most
effective assistance to the cau.se of oppres
sion was received from Minister Jbgan,
the American squadron and the Wash*
ington Administration, the two latter
having probably been deceived by Min
ister Kgan from the first. I have abso
lutely verified from ex-official sources
Minister Egan's intimacy With and obse
quiousness to Balmaeeda. The concensus
of documentary and other evidence com
pels a belief in the accuracy oi the charge
that Admiral Brown imparted the result
of his visit to Quinteros to Balmaaeda'a
Oilicials. Admiral Brown's statement
that he took a British naval oriicer to
Quinteros is unti ue.
"At Coquimbo I received proof that
the Americans described the situation of
the CongresMonalist troops and the licet
in northern Chile. The American cable
was cut at Iquique under protection of
nn American man-of-war to enable Bal
maceda to control opinion abroad. The
feeling of the nation under the circum
stances may easily be understood, but
Chileans of all classes separate the Amer
ican nation from its representatives'
connection with these gross aggravations.
Vpon unproved, if not unfounded
charges, Minister Egan, in order to cover
his unsustainable position, has addressed
three hostile notes to the Chilean Gov
ernment, hoping to create difficulties in
subsidiary questions under shelter of
-which he and Blame might escape.
"The Government is acting with the
greatest prudence, and will endeavor to
satisfy all just demands of the Tinted
States, ignoring the insolent attitude <'f
Bgan, Blaise, in partnership with Egan,
has succeeded in leaving an imperishable
Landmark in South American history
which neither the pan-American confer
ence nor the intercolonial railway can
eHace. The alleged dying declarations of
Balmaceda concerning counsels given
liini by Mr. Egan and other declarations
upon United States affairs are pure inven
To-.Moitow's Election tho Sole Object
of Public Attention.
Dcs Moixks, Nov. I.—The politicians
have not been able to keep the Sabbath
entirely free from politics. The election is
the sole object of public attention. Anx
iety over the outcome has never been so
intense. Both parties have an organiza
tion that will reach every precinct in tho
State. The vote in cities like Dcs ftfoines
will probably be the fullest that was ever
cast. Instances are frequent in which
voters temporarily hundreds of miles
from home have been sent for at the ex- i
pense of the campaign fund. Jioth ;>ar- !
ties are very hopeful. The Farmers' Al
liance (Oeala faction) is maintaining its
campaign with considerable tenacity.
Their candidate (Westfall) estimates his
vote at from 25,000 to 40,000. The Re
publicans and ] 'emocrats concede him
not to exceed 15,000, The Legislature is
a matter of much speculation by n.h
parties. The Alliance men are begin
ning to assert that tiiey will succeed in !
securing the balance of power.
Wine Industry In Brazil.
Washington, Nov. l—Late informa
tion as to the rapid development of the wino j
industry in Southern Brazil shows that a j
decided improvement lias taken place in J
the quality of the product, though it still j
baa a sharp ta.ste. Notwithstanding this
delect, good prices arc obtained for it. It I
is more remunerative than coffee. The j
Government has taken steps to foster tho j
culture of the vino by granting for two
yours free transportation for products
Over State railways, and has provided for j
the establishment of an entomological i
and phylloxera station, with a vineyard
attached, lor the dillusiou of information j
as to vine culture.
Soldiers' Arrears Claims.
WASHlßCgroir, Nov. I.—Second Auditor
Patterson, in his report to the Secretary
of the Treasury, suggests that the revised j
statutes be modified so as to authorize j
the Second Auditor to disallow clams for
arrears of pay and bounty in cases where
the records of bis oflice"shows that a .sol
dier or his heirs have received all they
are entitled to under the law, provided
that if the claimants arc dissatisfied they
may, within six months, appeal to tho I
Second Comptroller, otherwise tho '
Auditor's action shall be deemed final i
and conclusive, subject to revision only !
by Congress or the proper courts.
PoRTSMotTJi (N. EL), Nov. I.—Early
this morning the residence of George
Scott, Vioe-Preßident of the Portsmouth.
Brewing Company, was entered by rob
bers through a rear window. The thieves
proceeded to the room occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Scott, removed all their clothing
from the room, then chloroformed them.
Obtaining a key to the safe they ritled it,
securing between four and five thousand
dollars in money, several articles of
jewelry and valuable papers. They also
took a gold watch and a diamond fro::i
Mr. Scoit's shirt. The total value of the
booty secured was $7,000.
Death of Minister Carter.
NewTobe, Nov. I.—P. A. 11. Carter,
Minister to the United States from
Hawaii, died here this morning at 1:;j0
o'clock at the Everett House. Death was
tho result of a long illness. Ho suffered
from organic disease that developed into
dropsy, lie took a trip abroad lor the
benefit of his health, but derived no ad
vantage from it. He arrived here Sep
tember 24th last, and has been confined
to his bed almost constantly since then.
He was attended by his wife, three
daughters and one son, G. R. Carter of
New Okleans, Nov. I.—A Picayune's
Austin, Tex. special says that A. L. Lee,
who shot and killed Editor Bowan last
summer, will be taken from jail and con
veyed to Frio County for trial. It is re
ported that much ill-feeling exists, and if
ihe rumors are true bloodshed is immi
nent. Governor Hogg has ordered the
State militia at San Antonio to hold them
selves ready to proceed to Frio County at
a moment's notice.
River Improvement Convention.
Kansas City, Nov. I.—The Commer
cial Club of this city has called a conven
tion, to meet here December 15th and
lGth, to urge upon Congress systematic
improvements of the Missouri and Lower
Mississippi Rivers. Delegates will be
here from Montana, Colorado, Dakota,
lowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Il
linois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas,
Mississippi and Louisiana.
A Coal Company Attached.
DriA'TH (Minn.), Nov. I.—Attach
ments aggregating 1700,000 have been
issued against the Iron and Coal Com
pany of Minnesota. The corporation is
composed principally of Englishmen,
and it is charged that the English holders
have a scheme to look alter individual
interests, regardless of the interests of
A Nebraska i'.ank Robbed.
Omaha (Neb.), Nov. I.—A special from
Homer, Neb., says: The State Bank was
robbed this morning by two masked
men of ?1,600. The robbers wont to the
Cashier's residence and compelled him,
at tho point of a revolver, to accompany
them to the bank and open the safo, alter
which they Bagged and bound him. The
Suicide of an English Oflloer.
Kkw Yobk, Nov. I.—Captain Algernon
Homer, 4o years old, formerly a captain
in the British army, and of late in the |
employ, it is said, of the English secret
service, committed suicide Sunday after
noon in bis room at the Victoria' Hotel
by shooting himself through the ri-^'it
temple. No cause is assigned for the
Breach of Contract Suit.
Boston, Nov. I.—Edward B. "Welch
has scored a partial victory in his suit
to recover SiiO.OfO from Inventor Edison
for alleged breach of contract. Defend
ant made a motion in the United States
Circuit Court to appoint an Auditor to
hear plaintiff's claim, and tho Judge has
denied the motion.
Kansas City. Nov. I.—The American
Library Association excursion party ar
rived last night, en route from salt Lake
City to the East Tho party, which is
composed oi President Samuel s. <ir en
of Worcester (Mass.] and thirty-five
other members of the association, left
tor Chicago this morning.
Will Bring Suit for L,ibol.
Pittseurg, Nov. I.—A Commcrdfl-
Gnzette's Beaver special says: Senator
i Quay has instructed his counsel to com- j
menoe suit to-morrow morning in Phila
delphia against .James Kerr. Chairman of
tho Democratic State Committee, foi
(VX» damages for libel and conspiracy to
The Prohibition Law Constitutional.
Bismarck (N. D.), Nov. L—By a de
cision tiled yesterday, the Supreme
Court sustained the prohibition law in
[every particular. The casp was the
i noted one of John Haas of Fargo, and the
I only question on appeal was that of the
I constitutionality of the law.
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, IS9I.
KEPT HIS WORD.
Charles Schmidt Remains Alive
in Prison but One Day.
HE FULFILLED AN OFT-REPEATED
Hanlan Defeats Stephenson in a Throe-
Mile Boat Ilaco at Victoria. Reduc
ing tiie 'World's Record Throe Sec
onds—Acclaim Runs a Fast Mile at
the Bay District Track.
■Special to tho Record-Union.
San Rafaki., Nov. I.—Charles Schmidt,
coniederate'of the notorious Sidney Bell,
was found dead in his cell at San (Juentin
prison this morning. Schmidt was
brought to the prison yesterday. Just
before being photographed ho placed a
piece of folded paper in his mouth and
then took a drink of water. It is now be
lieved that the paper contained morphine.
He was then locked in a ceil and became
unconscious. His cell mates called the
attention of Captain McLean to his con
dition, but McLean paid no attention to
them. They heard Schmidt moaning
throughout the night, but could do noth
ing for him. In the morning he was
dead. Tho Coroner's Jury met to-da3",
but adjourned to await an analysis of his
The crime for which Schmidt was im-
I prisoned way a mysterious one. Over a
I year ago Samuel Jacobson, a prominent
young Hebrew, was. shot late at night
j and killed. Before he died he claimed
that ho was attacked by two highway
men near his house, and resisting them
the tall one shot him. Jacohson'a story
: was disbelieved, however, and a number
lof sensational accounts have boon pub
i Hshed, all agreeing, however, that he was '
shot inside his house, either by a mem
ber of his family or by a man who was
visiting one of his female relatives. Af
ter a while three nun were arrested—
Sidney Bell, Edward Campbell and
Charles Schmidt. It was abundantly
| proved that they all had been holding up
belated pedestrians in the city, and the
j first two agreed well with Jacobeon's de
scription of his murderers. Campbell i
finally turned State's evidence and con- |
fessed. He and Bell had held up Jacob- I
j .son, who resisted and was shot by Beii. I
Schmidt was not present at the shooting, I
but ho testified to many corroborative!
details. 801 l was convicted of murder in !
the lirst degree, and Campbell was set
Schmidt, however, was tried for other
robberies, convicted and sentenced to
SanQoentin for fifteen years. He then
claimed that he had been induced to
swear against Bell by the police, who
promised to release him, and declared
that his testimony was all false, ami that
Bell was innocent. This brought out a
new crop of romances in regard to the |
I Jacobson murder. Bell has rich friends
| in the East, who are working hard to
save his life. The authorities disbelieved
j Schmidt's confession of perjury, and
he was sent to SanQuentui yesterday.
He had often said that ho would never
remain there alive and has kept his
OVERLAND FREIGHT RATES.
Vice-President Stubbs Expresses Ills
Opinion on the Subject.
Ban Francisco, Nov. L—J. C. Stubbs,
Third Vice-President of tho Southern
Pacific Company, who has just returned
from the East, said yesterday that there
was apparently little prospect of tho
Eastern lines consenting to participate in
tho reduction in rates on dried fruits and
canned goods adopted by the Transconti
nental Association. "The representatives
of those roads," he continued, "say that
there is more profit in hauling Eastern
goods to Montana and other parts of the
country where the trade is not controlled
by the California fruit men than there is
in carrying the California product to the
East. If the reduced rates can he secured,
however, we mean to get them."
Spejfking of the California Traffic Asso-
I elation, Mr. Stubbs said: "It will be all
?ery well if the merchants refused to bo
guided by tho anti-railroad agitators,
r'rom the standpoint of tho railroad I
thinK. tho movement will do no harm. I
do not sec how it can result in tho build
ing ot a competing line, though I am con
fident, aside from any inducement that
may beheld out by tho San Francisco
people, that a competing lino will come
here before very long. 1 do not say that
it would be good policy for tho Santa Fe
to build to this city, for it already has a
line here by virtue of its contract with
us, but it will probably take such a
j course. The only reason, however, for
its building the line is the local traffic
which it would secure. In respect to
this its competition would not hurt our
system, while as for through business it
is already a strong competitor."
BAT DISTRICT RACES.
Tho Colors of the Talent Lowered—
Fast Time Made.
San Francisco, Nov. I.—Three sur- j
j prises wero sprung on the talent at the
Blood-horse races yesterday afternoon,
as they succeeded in picking only one
winner out of four races, and the price of j
the one "good thing" prevented much j
plunging. Nevada was tho tip for the i
lirst race, but Acclaim downed her easily i
in fast time, then Revolver upstt the fol
lowers of .John Treat in a very speedy
six and one-half furlongs, Lodowic beat j
I two others in the long-distance race, on
: which tiiere was little betting, and the
I reputation Of Oregon Eclipse as a re
| peater drew all the money from the
! knowing ones, as the comparatively un
[ known Fox won the five-furlong repeat
race in a canter in two fast straignt heats
and Inkernian got a place, and great,
• therefore, was the downfall of tho clever
I division. Immediately after the first
race a drizzling rain set in and con
tinued during the remainder of the after
noon, to the great discomfort of the soec
First race, one mile, all ages, Acclaim
j won, Nevada second, Marigold third.
I Time, 1:40 1-5.
ad race, six and a half furlongs. !
Revolver won, John Treat second, Ke^al
third. Time, 1:21 3-5.
Third race, three-year-oids, one and
three-quarters miles, Lodowic /won,
Mero second, Joe Harding third. Time
Fourth race, all ages, five furlongs, Fox
won. Inkerman second, Oregon Eclipse
third. Time, 1:01 l-">.
OAR AND SHELL.
| Ilaulan Rrenksthe Record in a Contest
Victoria (B. C), Nov. I.—To-day's
race at Shawnigan Lake resulted in a
victory for Kanlan. The contest was a
good one, and all the conditions were
favorable. It was witnessed by about
600 persons. At 2:60 o'clock Ilanlau made
his appearance, followed by Stephenson.
The moment time was called Hanlan got
down to work and sprang to the lront
with n thirty-six slmke, Stephenson
making forty, which he soon let down to
thirty-one, but ho soemed to labor hard.
About a mile away Hanlan made a spurt
and got ahead. Stephenson lost his
course, going about fitly yards out. Han
ian put in his best work after turning the
stake, coming in first in 19:20, three sec
onds ahead of the record. Stephenson
was considerably behind.
Tho Granipns Safe in Port.
Sax Fraxcisco, Nov. I.—Tho steam
whaler Grampus, Captain H. Norwood,
j arrived yesterday from the Arctic. This
| is the vessel about which numerous re-
I ports have been published to the effect
• Lhat part of her crew had been massacred
vhile wintering near the mouth of tho
McKenzie river. Everyman who sailed
from this port on March 22, lbW, camo
back yesterday safe and sound, with the
exception of Second OhiccrJ. A. Dray
ton, a native of the Bnrbadoes, aged 32
years, who died of dropsy over a year
Doblo Will Xot Handle Sunol.
Stockton, Nov. I.—Charies Marvin
yesterday received tho following tele
gram from Robert Bonner referring to
the report that Dobio is to Lave charge of
Sunol next year:
NXW York, Oct. Sl.— Clinrlat Marvin, Stock
ton: There is a telegram published in one of
mc daily paten from Terra Haute stating
that Sunol is to be wintered in thai City. That
;n not .so. After you deliver her hero, I intend,
; :is you know, to jo,' her on the road this win
tt, and next spring if you should bring a
, stable Bast, you can nave her in preference to
;ii.y other man. BOBSST BONN'KR.
Tho Iron-molders' Strike.
San Francisco, Nov. 1.—It is confi
dently stated that the iron-molders?
j strike, which has been going on for twenty
j months, is to bo declared off by the men.
j Tho terms upon which this will be
i brought about are not as yet known in
i detail. The molders will make large con-
I cessions, tho principal one of which is
i that in future ail foundries will be what
are called "open" shops, tho union allow
ing its members to work in shops where
non-union men are employed.
Sax Francisco, Nov. I.—Results of
tho international tug-of-war tournament
for Saturday, October 31, 1891:
Scotland vs. Canada, won by Scotland.
Time, 19m. 20s.
Germany vs. Norway, won by Ger
many. Time, 44m. 60s.
Denmark vs. Ireland, won by Den
mark. Time, 2m.
America vs. Germany, won by Amer
ica by default.
Sudden Death at CoUax.
Colfay, Sept. I.—Mrs. Rashburn of
lowa Hill died suddenly at the depot Fri
day morning. She was taken suddenly
I ill in tho waiting-room, ancHainted three
| times. After recovering from the last
| fainting spell tho poor woman went out
! side into tho frosty night air, hoping it
I would revive her. A few minutes later
j express messenger Douglass came along
! and found her lying on tho steps dead.
lessen County Hoard of Trade.
SrsANViLLE, Nov. 1. — Tho Lassen
County Board of Trade was organized
yesterday, wiih Superior Judge W. T.
Maston as President. John C. Davis as
Vice-President, 1). C. Hyer Secretary and
Ike Knoch Treasurer. Jules Alexander,
E. B. Dodge. T. B. Sanders, A. L. Shinn,
L. L. Bruheck. P. Hines, D. Knoch, B.
11. Leavitt, John T. Masten, Jake Cohn
and M. Asher were eieetod Directors.
A San Francisco Supervisor Dead.
Sax Francisco, No\t I.—Supervisor
Henry Evans died this morning of
Bright's disease, after a lingering illness
of several months. Henry Evans was
born in Cornwall, England, in 1844, and
came to San Francisco in 18U7. He was
elected Supervisor of tho First Ward at
the last municipal election. Ho lea-es a
wife and two children.
An Embezzler Arrested.
Mountain Vikw, Nov. I.—Charles
Curtis, who ombczzled Government
money while acting as money order clerk
in tho Postoffice at Carpentcria some
time ago, was arrested here to-day. 11a
will be turned over to the Government
officials in tho morning.
MARRIED TO HER BROTHER.
Means Resorted to by a (Jerman Girl
to Secure Her Rolo:isi>.
New York, Nov. I.—Among the emi
grants landed at tho Barge Office to-day
was a Qerman family named Muller,
composed of mother, son John, aged 2(5,
md daughter Marguerite, aged 22, besido
a son-in-law and his two children. The
family debarked from the steamer Prince
Bismarck. The daughter was in an in
teresting condition, evidently near its
culmination. When questioned by tho
bureau officials, she indicated that her
brother John was responsible therefor.
The officials, not knowing of the relation
ship existing between the pair, told Mar
guerite that unless she and her betrayer
tnarried they would both be sent back to
Germany. Both parties expressed a
willingness to be married. They were
escorted to the residence of a minister
near by, and tho ceremony was per
After the ceremony it was found that
ihe mother had railroad tickets for Elgin,
Illinois. She was found and told that her
daughter had been married. Sho ex
pressed astonishment, demanding to
kiiow who her new son-in-law was. Be
ing told, she threw up her hands and
I -shrieked. "Why, that is my son; they
are brother and sister !"
Upbraiding recriminations by the
mother and sister followed, while the
son, brother and husband looked on in
j stolid indifference. The girl persisted
i that John was the father of the unborn
! child, while the mother protested that a
! soldier in Mecklenberg, Germany, was
j responsible. John would make no state
ment. The mother succeeded in inciting
belief in tho German soldier story, ana
j the conclusion was reached that the girl
had implicated hoi brother in order to se
cure her release from the Barge Office.
BENEFITS OF RECIPROCITY.
Company Organized In Brazil to Deal
With the United states.
Washington, Nov. L—The Bureau of
American Republics is informed of the
organization and charter of the Interna
tional and Commercial Industrial Com
pany of Brazil with officers and a deposi
tory at 67 Ruad de Marco, Rio de Janeiro.
The capital is at tho start ?1,600,000, all
paid in and authority is granted for an
increase to $4,500,000. It is tho intention
of the company to do business exclusively
with the United States, and to this end it
will undertake the agency for manufact
urers, and in the execution of orders
will guarantee payment, and whenever
necessary or advantageous to the buyer
or seller, will arrange to pay on delivery.
Particular attention will be given to the
complete outfitting of railways, supply
ing of rolling stock, furnishing and put
ting up iron arid steel bridges and fur
nishing and erecting plats for the manu
facture of sugar. '1 ho Bureau says the
company is highly indorsed by banks of
Kio de Janeiro, the management being in
the hands of competent and experienced
gentlemen, which is a guarantee of suc
cess. The recent treaty of reciprocity has
led to the organization of the company.
Baltimore, Nov. I.—Most Rev. Dr. P.
L. Chappelue was consecrated this morn
ing as coadjutor to Archbishop Xalpernts
of Santa Fe, N. M., and Titular Bishop of
Axabi&so. Asia Minor.
IN FOREIGN LANDS.
Desperate Fight Between Two
Mexicans and an American.
ANOTHER COLLISION EETWEEN
The Residence of tho Princo of Wales
at London Destroyed by Fire—The
Loss of Lire by tho Recent Earth
quakes on tho Island of Hondo Es
timated at Ten Thousand.
Special to the Recokd-Uxiox.
City of Mexico, Nov. I.—At the min
ing: camp of San False, near Buenaven
tura, Coahuila, there was a sanguinary
battle recently between John F. Moulton,
an American, and Antonio Ventura and
Leonardo Rodrugucs, Mexicans. The
Mexicans fell upon Moulton, knives in
hand, and he defended himself with a
dagger. At the conclusion of the fight
Ventura was dead, Rodrugucs had four
dagger wounds in his body, and Moulton
was badly slashed.
John N. Contreras, earthquake prophet
at Guana Juato, forecasts a trembling for
either Puebla or Vera Cruz between the
Sth and 12th of November.
Deputy Juan A. Mateos presented a
national divorce bill to the Chamber of
Deputies on Friday night. The house
was packed from floor to ceiling with
spectators, and nearly every Deputy was
present. The bill is very similar to the
New York law. Not a State of Mexico
has a divorce law, and it is doubtful if
tho one proposed will leave the Chamber,
o^vingtotlle general Catholic tendencies
of the masses.
THE IRISH FACTIONS.
Rival Meetings the Cause of Another
Cork, Nov. I.—Parnellite and anti-
Parnellite meetings to-day were again
divided by a large force of police. Nev
ertheless the Parnellites managed to
throw a good many stones over the heads
of the police at Mr. O'Brien's meeting.
The McCarthyites replied with similar
missiles, and a serious conflict followed.
The police were utterly unable to keep
order, many persons being injured.
Earlier in the day an attack was made on
.". band of music in O'Connell street. The
instruments of the musicians were
smashed and a number of persons in
jured. Thy Parnellitea marched in pro
cession, an American Hag and a portrait
of Parnell being carried at the head of
Mr. Redmond, Parnellite Parliament
ary candidate, in a speech declared that
it was Impossible for Dillon and O'Brien
to be independent. Gladstone was their
master in England and Tim Healy their
master in Ireland. During the meeting
Mr. Kedmond was presented with an
enormous shillalah. Both meetings were
largely attended. Much rowdyism was
manifested at various times by roughs,
who even attacked women and children!
Tho Princo of ;Wales» Residence In
Loxdox, Nov. I.—Early this morning
the top floor of the Prince of Wales' resi
dence was discovered on lire. An alarm
was promptly rung, and soon the greatest
excitement prevailed. An hour later the
whole upper part of the building was in
flames, and in a few minutes the roof
collapsed with a tremendous crash. The
reflection of the flames was visible
several miles around. The several tire
brigades on the scene were assisted by
hundreds of volunteers, including an en
gine company sent by the Great Eastern
Railway i 'omjiany by special train. The
second and third floors of the building
were gutted and their contents destrove.L
The lower rooms were greatly damaged
by water. The total amount of the dam
age is estimated at = fl5,(;0i). The Prince
and family were absent at the time. It
is supposed the lire was caused by a
spark from a flue, which smoldered dur
ing the night.
A Telephono Wire Detached by Boys.
With Serious Results.
Panama, Nov. I.—Saturday a naked
telephone wire was detached by some
street arabs so that it hung from its sup
port to the ground, trailing over the cir
cuit a\ ires from the electric light plant.
A police officer commenced to haul it in.
The act of drawing it caused it to cut
through the rubber insulation of the elec
tric light wire. The ollieer received a
shock which rendered him unconscious.
A great crowd gathered, and before the
electric light company could be notified
to shut oft" the current, a horse hitched to
a cab was driven over the wire and
killed. The cabman while attempting to
extricate his animal from the harness,
thinking he had simply fallen, was struck
1 on the forehead by a swinging wire,
I which burned through his skull almost to
! the ears and there remained. The electric
fluid literally filled the man's head, and
in a moment his brain and eyes became
completely incinerated. The flesh and
skin smoked and sizzled until they also
i were reduced almost to ashes. During
j all this sparks played about his head in
an awful shower, his eyes literally glow
! ing and radiating with the consuming
• tire. No other casualties.
FRIGHTFUL LOSS OF LIFE.
Ton Thousand People Killed by the
Loxdox, Nov. 1. —A private dispatch
received here from Japan says the loss of
life by the recent earthquake in tho island
of Hondo and other places was very great.
Over 2,000 persona were killed and 18,000
houses were destroyed in the Province of
Nagoya. Five thousand houses were de
j stroyed and that number of people were
killed at Gifu. The towns of Kano and
j Kasamatsa are also reported to have been
! destroyed, together with fifty miles of
railroad. The estimate of the total loss to
life may be over 10,000. There have been
many wrecks about the island of Hondo
as a consequence of the disturbance.
Central American Notes.
Sax Joss (Costa Rica), Nov. I.—An
epidemic resembling la grippe has at
tacked many persons here.
Rumors from Nicaragua are to the
effect that a number of persons will be
exiled in addition to those already driven
from the country, before long.
The epidemic of smallpox which re
cently prevailed in Honduras is over.
Collision Between Soldiers.
Paris, Nov. L—A Portuguese mail
j boat from East Africa, just arrived at
Marseilles, reports a recent collision be
tween British and Portuguese soldiers at
Lorenzo Marques, in which two were
killed and fifteen injured.
steamer Contract Declared Forfeited.
City of Mexico, Nov. I.—The contract
1 between the Executive and Salvador Malo
for tho establishment of a line of steamers
between China and Mexican-Pacific ports,
has been declared forfeited by the Mexi
can Government. The concession called
for four yearly trips from Hongkong to
Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, on tho Pacific Coast,
aud two only were made.
Refugees Must First be Expelled.
Paris, Nov. 1.—Foreign Minister
Ribot, having urged De Giers during his
recent visit to Madrid to try to persuade
tho Czar to visit France, was told that it
was first advisable to expel all Russian
refugees, and it is supposed that they aro
preparing to make a clean sweep of them
over the Swiss frontier.
Export of Cereals Prohibited.
Pakis, Nov. 1.—A telegram was re
ceived at the Russian Embassy hero an
nouncing tho issuance of an ukase in
Russia prohibiting, from to-day, the ex
portation of all cereals excepting wheat.
The Russian Government has assigned
another 32,000,000 roubles to the distress
Duty on Flour In Paraguay.
Washington, Nov. I.—The Bureau of
American Republics has information that
the new law of Paraguay, taking effect
to-day, imposes an import duty of ten
per cent, on the tariff valuation of Hour.
Madrid, Nov. I.—The Rothschilds will
renew the Spanish loan of §10,000,000, and
will advance $20,000,000 more in gold to
the Bank of Spain. The contract will be
signed on Wednesday.
In Sympathy with tho United States.
Tf.oumsf.h (Ont.). Nov. I.—A strong
branch of the Continental Union, whose
object is political alliance with the United
States, was formed hero last night.
Cardinal Lavlsrcrlo 111.
PaBIS, Nov. 1.—Cardinal Lavigcrio is
seriously ill at Algiers. The Pope has
sent his blessing to the Cardinal.
UNCLE SAM'S TROOPS.
Recommendations Urfjcd by Adjntant-
Washington, Oct. SL—Adjntant-Gen
eral Kelton, in his annual report, speak
ing of the now system of examination for
promotions, says the initiatory examina
tions have disclosed a gratifying degree
of proliciency in regard to routine duties.
All incapacitated officers have been re
tired, except seven, whose cases are
pending. The recommendation for
increased pay for non-commissioned
Officers was urgently renewed, and it is
recommended that honorable service of
not less than ten years in the army- shall
constitute a claim on the War Depart
ment for appointment to certain civil
The actual number of desertions from
organized commands of the army is tti
per cent, of their total mean strength.
The moral tone and material interests of
the army have been improved by can
teens. The Adjutant-General makes
many recommendations, among them
that a bounty bo given to men on their
discharge after ten and fifteen years'
SOAP AND WATER.
Shall "We Dispense With Our Daily
Though we must express a personal
predilection lor soap and water, wo are
willing to admit that, if we all give up
washing except when it is absolutely
necessary to remove foreign substances,
there will be one or two signal advant
ages. For example, there will be a na
tional saving of many millions. The
soap bill is an important item in many
households, and its virtual suppression
would probably allow many little extra
luxuries. When the reaction has taken
a steady hold of us, this no doubt will bo
worked out in detail by the "Anti-Wash
ing League" or by the "Society for the
Maintenance of Personal Cleanliness
without the Use of Ablution." We shall
be told how the money now annually
spent in soap would buifd twenty lunatic
asylums, a hundred orphanages, live
hundred public halls, and give a bath
bun to every other child educated in
schools receiving a Government grant.
Again, the ceasing of all ceremonial
and luxurious ablution would save an
enormous amount of time. Persons with
beards sometimes calculate that in the
| time employed in shaviner, their bare
chinned friends might learn Spanish,
Dutch, or Portuguese, or instruct their
offspring in the elements of geometry.
In the same way, the time we have spent
"in wooing, in watching, and pursuing"
the soap round the washing basin may
be profitably employed "in benefiting
our fellow-creatures," in carrying on our
business, or, as far as the morning wash
is concerned, in obtaining a few more
moments of repose.
Then, too, we cannot help thinking
that the banishment from the national
conscience of the idea that washing is of
supreme importance will be exceedingly
beneficial. Up till now the washing mo
tive has too deeply dominated our race.
! We have come to look upon water as
meant primarily to wash in, as an aid to
ablution rather than a thing of beauty.
A story of a Somersetshire peasant will
illustrate what we mean. The individual
in question had never seen the sea till he
was taken to Weston-super-Mare on a
"choir treat" excursion. Naturally the
! Vicar, the curate and the rest of the ten
j ors, trebles and basses, as soon as the es
planade was reached, gathered round to
see how the lirst sight of the ocean would
strike the natural man. Will it be be
lieved that the words struck from him
by the view of "the unlurrowed deep"
lying in vast expanse before his eyes
were these: "If I'd known what her were
j like, I'd have brought down a bit of soap
and had a good wash"? The iron—or
rather the soap—had entered so deeply
into his soul that ho could only conceive
the sea as a huge washing place.
Again, the reaction against washing, if
it comes, will help to bring us and foreign
nations more into sympathy. At present
"their scorn of washing arid our love of
soap"'—the. shade of the bard of Twicken
ham, of whom it was said that all his
enemies Wished him was "a little denti
frice and soap." will pardon our travesty
prevents anything like a real community
,of feeling. It may be remembered how
the French lover sadly refused the at
tempt of winning the hand of the young
English lady of whom he had become
enamored. He dared not marry her, for
were they to be united, "she would wash
me, and then I should die." When
Britain thinks like the rest of Europe on
the soap question, such heartrending sit
uations Will not be created.—The Spec
Had Learned Too Much.
A true story is told of a farmer's dog
who had been found guilty of obtaining
goods under false preienses. He is ex"
tremely fond of sausages, and has been
taught by his owner to go after them for
him, carrying a written order in his
mouth. Day alter day he appeared at
the butcher's shop, bringing his master's
order, and by-and-by the butcher became
careless about reading tho document.
Finally, when settlement day came, the I
farmer complained that he Avas charged !
with more sausages than he had ordered.
The butcher was surprised, and the next
time Lion came in with a slip of paper
between his teeth he took tho trouble to
look at it. The paper was blank, and
farther investigation showed that when- '
ever the dog felt a craving lor sausages he j
looked around for a piece of paper and
trotted oIF to the butcher's. The farmer
is something out of pocket, but squares
the account by boasting of his dog's in- !
Electricity is now used in heating flat
irons used in tailor-shops.
WHOLE ]NO. 15,G15.
Several Large Buildings Burned
at Beverly, Massachusetts.
NEARLY A QUARTER OP A MILL
ION DOLLARS IN LOSSES.
Governor Buchanan Takes Measures
to Securo tho Arrest and Convic
tion of the Leaders of tlie Brloc
villo Riot-Farmers and Stockmen
In North Dakota Suffer Greatly by
Special to the Kkcord-Union.
Bkverly (Mass.), Nov. 1.-Tho moat
disastrous fire which ever gained head
way in this town, to-day caused a total
loss of nearly $200,000. It started in a
large box factory on River street, owned
by G. H. Allen of Lynn. The bftildint
was seventy-five feet square and set on
hills over Danver's River. A high wind
prevailed. Salem, Peabody, Lynn and
Marblehead were called on for aid. The
flames leaped from the Allen building to
j a four-story wooden shoe factory, owned
by Woodbury Bros., and the building
was soon doomed. The lire then can-.-lit
on a two-story wooden dwelling across
the street. Adjoining was a three-story
building occupied by Woodbury Bros.
for the storage of shoes and sole leather.
i This building shared the late of the
others. Showers of sparks fell on a
freighthouso and carshed of the Boston
and Maine Railroad, and it was totally
consumed, together with live parlor cars.
At one time twenty touement houses and
barns in the vicinity were ou lire, caused
by sparks. Insurance, about §100.000.
THE imiCEVILLE OLTBKEAK.
The Governor Offers a Reward for the
Arrest of the Itobbers.
Knoxville (Term.), Nov. I.—Governor
Buchanan arrived to-day to confer with
I Attorney-General Picklo on the outbreak
at Briceville. This evening he issued
two proclamations, one ottering a reward
of 3-">,000 for the arrest and conviction of
the leaders of the Bricoville riot and an
another oilering a reward of $25 each for
j the capture of the escaped convicts.
Everything is quiet at Briceville. Asa
precaution the guards at Olivers have
j been hugely reinforced, and if the stock-
I ado should be attacked vigorous resist
ance will be made. The Governor will
I not call out the militia at present lie
! will depend upon the civil authorities to
AX INDIGNANT PUBLIC.
Chattanooga (Term.), Nov. I.—A ru
mor is current here to the effect that a
secret understanding exists between the
miners throughout the State to liberate
all convicts working in the mines. In
consequence, it is thought that the next
move will be made on Oliver Springs.
j A Tray City and Inman special to the
Times says that the Briceville miners i\ -
j sumed work yesterday morning. The
J convicts are scattered, a majority llceing
jto the mountains of Kentucky. The
I matter has created great oxcitement hero,
and the outcome is looked forward to
I with interest. The failure of the Legis
lature to adjust the diiliculty is the
foundation of the present lawlessness,
and the public is very indignant.
Tho Maverick Nutionnl Bank of Boston
Will Suspend Payment.
Boston, Nov. L—The MavericK Na
tional Bank will suspend payment to
morrow morning. The decision to close
the doors -was reached after a protracted
conference of the Clearing-hou.se Com
mittee of the Boston National Bank, Sun
day morning. It is stated positively that
the failure will not entail any widespread
The olhcial announcement of the
suspension was made by the Clearing
house Committee this evening in a call
for a meeting of the members of the
Clearing-house to-morrow morning to
take action upon tho proposition recorn
| mended by the committee that all banks
composing the association unite in mak
ing advances in cash to depositors in the
Maverick bank. The call states that tho
object of making these advances is to re-
I lieve a temporary embarrassment of de
j positors, and that the bank was dosed by
the National Hank Examiner, acting un
der instructions of the Comptroller of
The immediate cause of the suspension
j was the suicide of Irving Evans, and tho
talk which followed it. The loss caused
j the bank by dealings with Evans is not
I large enough to seriously injure it, being
! not more than $200,000, but the talk of the
street made the loss far groater. The
facts in the matter are in no sense dis
creditable to Mr. Potter. The deposits in
the bank ten days a«*o amounted to moro
than §10,000,000. During last week more
than 51,700,(Xi0 was withdrawn. Friends
of the bank's management assort that it
will pay depositors dollar for dollar. A
Receiver will be appointed.
Saturday's Sales at Chleauo and Kan
Chicago, Nov. I.—The Earl Fruit Com
pany sold California fruit at auction a3
follows: Keillor pears, $3 70; Easter
Buerre pears, §1 20f«,l 50; Winter Neilis
pears, §1 75^2: Glout Morceau, §1 8
•i 85; d'Alencon, $1 80(^2; Vicar, %\ 55;
Buerre Gris, §1 56; quinces, §1 20; plums,
%V<xA 40; peaches, ?1 20.
< urcAoo, Oct. 31.- The Porter Brothers
Company sold to-day at auction for ac
count of California Fruit Union shippers
peaches at 70c; Winter Neilis pears, $i 75;
Tokays, $2 30; singie crates, 650@f1;
singlo crates Cornichon grapes, §1; Black
Ferrara grapes, 70e; singly crates Empe
rors, 6o(asoc; single crates Muscat grapes,
■ §1 10.
AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, Oct. 31.—Ginocchio
Brothers, agents for the California Fruit
Union, sold one car of California pears,
realizing for Vicar pears, £1 75; Ensto*-
Buerre pears, §1 65.
Forest Fires in North Dakota.
Mandan (N. D.), Nov. 1. — Persons
from Oliver County tell of tho severe ex
periences farmers and ranchmen had
with the recent prairie fires. More dam
age was done than first supposed. Sev
eral thousand tons of hay were lost, laigc
| ranges burned, and it is estimated that
twenty settlers had their homes and
stables burned. John Day had a flock
lof 40) sheep cremated. Three settlers,
named Nelson, Hunter and Smith, lost
their horses and cattle, as well as build
A Suicide's Body Identified.
New York, Nov. I.—Detectives at Fort
i Lee (N. J.) have positively identified tho
body of the suicide found Saturday at
Englewood (X. J.) as Wm. Miller, who
brutally murdered Minnie liheinhauser
in this city on Friday,