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VOLUME LXXXII.-NO. 79.
Trial of St Pierre for the Killing
of Superintendent Colman.
DEFENDANT CLAIMS THAT HE ACTED
Two Masked. Men Hold Up an Express
Messenger on the Missoula and
Coeuer d'Alene Railroad, and at the
Point of Guns Force Him to Open
the Safe and Give C'p All the Money
It Contained, Two Thousand Dollars.
Special to the RecortvUn josr.
Downikvii.le, Nov. 20.— The prosecu
tion in the ease of the People vs. St.
Pierre, for killing Colman, the Superin
tendent of the Ruby Mine, closed yester
day noon. The defendant was put on the
witness stand. On the evening of the
homicide St. Pierre went on duty at the
usual hour. About 9 o'clock he saw de-
OOasod leave the boarding-hall, pass a
lumber pile and then walk in the direc
tion of where he i St. Pierre) was stand
ing. When Colman came withiu talking
distance; defendant told him that he in
tended to leave the employ of the com
pany, at which remark deceased evi
dently became angry and cursed defend
ant, saying the so>uer he went the better
for him, at the- same time picking up a
very large rock, with the evident inten
tion of throwing it at defendant, who
warned him that if he threw the rock he
would shoot him, exhibiting his revolver
as he made the remark. Deceased paid
no attention to the warning, but threw
the rock in the direction of St. Pierre's
head, who, at the same moment, in self
defense, tired at Colman. The first bul
let did not, defendant believes, take any
effect on the deceased, who again bent
forward to pick Dp another rock. While
in this position St. Pierre tired a few
i-hots in succession, which proved fatal
and caused the death of Colman.
Hon. C. W. Cross, of San Francisco is
assisting ex-Judge Howard in the defense,
and Hon. .1. M. Walling of Nevada City,
R, W'ehe and District Attorney T. L.
Ford are assisting the prosecution. The
town is crowded with people.
A PAIR OF SWINDLERS.
They Are Xow Engaged In the Opium
San Francisco, Nov. 20.—Last Wed
nesday the steamer Oceanic brought news
irom Honolulu that two men calling
themselves Douglas and Bloom had ap
peared there in the yacht Beagle and had
been arrested at the instance of 11. Levy,
who claimed to be agent of the New
South Wales Government, and stated that
the men were defaulters in a large sum.
The men were arrested on a charge of
smuggling coin, in order to hold them
until the extradition papers arrived, but
were finally released. H. Levy, the de
tective in the case, is now in the city. He
suites that the men's trae names are Bell
:..ud Davis. They have a long record of sue
to! and unpunished swindles. The
last was the organization of the Australian
Banking Company. The bank pros
pered, and the men purchased the Beagle,
;■. 50-ton cutter.
< >ne night lour months ago they trans
ferred £9.000 of the bank's money to the
yacht and Bailed away. It is stated that
tbey are now engaged in opium smug
gline. The yacht has large supplies of
small arms and a cannon or two on
board, and could not be captured except
by a war vessel.
BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY.
Eastern Capitalists Looking for Loca
tions for Refineries.
Sax Diego, Nov. 20.—Auditor E. H.
Miller has Returned from a few days'
trip over the county with two representa
tives of Eastern capitalists. These mon
eyed men have two sugar refineries in
course of construction in this State, and
their agents have boon looking over San
Diego County to see what arrangements
could be made with ranchers in regard to
the raising of beets in large quantities for
manufacturing into sugar. The company
■will pledge itself to pay £1 GO per ton for
the product if it contains 12 per cent.
sugar, and will add twenty-live cents per
ton for every per cent, over that amount.
If satisfactory arrangements can be made
n refinery will be constructed in San
To Start for Records.
Stockton, Nov. 20.—George Starr has
arrived here with Mr. Salisbury's horses
to drive lor world's records. He lias in
charge the famous stallion Direct, with a
trotting record of 2:18J and a pacing
record of 2:00; Reavis' trotting mare Vie
31., whose record is 2:l.\U: Eastern, a two
\ car-old colt, and >I on bars, 2:ls, owned
by Don Leathers. These horses will be
driven at the record meeting to-morrow,
bat Starr does not expect to give them
v lust miles for a week.
Sullivan Discharged From Custody.
San Uaiakl, Nov. 20.—After being
confined in the County Jail for fifty-four
days on a charge of sending weapons into
Ban Quentin Prison with intent to aid
prisoners to escape, 8. W. Sullivan was
to-day discharged from custody by order
of Superior .Judge Angellotti." Sullivan
ied some weeks ago on this charge,
but the jury could not agree, and after
Icing out thirteen hours were discharged.
The popular verdict was that Sullivan
Fire at Keif Bluff.
Red Bluff, Nov. 20.—A terrific fire
started this evening in a house occupied
by E. CL Herzinger, adjoining the Salva
tion Army barracks, probably caused by
a lamp exploding, and before any one
could enter (lames enveloped the whole
building, also burning the Salvation
Army building and lurniture. and a resi
denoe on the east. Barns and outhouses
on the alky were also consumed. All
The Tables Turned.
IlKAi.psßfKO, Nov. 20.— T. L. Neely,
an ex-oflicer, at a late hour last night at
tempted to arrest a man, supposed to be a
1 kiah stage robber, who was camped in
i p gulch back of the cemetery. Nee
ly's shotgun missed liro. and the man
c srpowered the ex-oflicer and tied him
to a tree and then decamped. Friends of
Ntr-]y came to his assistance and he was
relcttsed. Neely thinks ho knows the
man and can identify him.
Death of a Snn Diejro Citizen.
San Diego, Nov. 26.—Djr. D. B. lloflT
i:!:m, one ot' tho Oldest and best-known
ranchers in Southern California, died at
at his homei several miles from this city,
t'>-diiy, aged i:2. He was a United States
Army Post Surgeon here ibr several years.
• soto <ifiv«- n>.
: an Francisco, Nov. 28.—Joe Soto and
George Lavigne fought al the Pacific
Athletic Club to-night. Soto gave up at
the end of the oOth round. He claimed
that his right hand was lost in the iirs<-
round, and the left had later. A doctor
stated that his left hand was strained
somewhat, but no bones broken. The
light was a slow one, marked by Soto's
clever dodging and Lavigne's two-handed
Admiral Brown's Flagship.
Vallejo, Nov. 20.—The United States
steamship San Francisco arrived this
afternoon, and exchanged salutes with
the yard battery. She did not lie in the
stream long. At 5 o'clock she was in the
dock and shortly thereafter was on the
blocks. An abundance of electric lights
enables the men to work overtime. No
work will be done on Sundays. The ship
wMI get away again in about eight days.
Bold Robbery In Idaho.
Missoula (Mont.), Nov. 20.—Yesterday
afternoon two masked men entered the
Northern Pacific express car on the Mis
soula and Cueur d'Alene Railroad, and at
the point of their guns made the express
messenger open the safe and give up all
the money it contained—§2,ooo. The
robbery occurred between Dorsey and
Mullan, near the Montana and Idaho
Snow on the Cucamonga Range.
Ontario, Nov. 20.—There was a light
rain in the mountains yesterday, but
none in the valley. There is snow this
morning on Baldy and the Cucamonga
Range, the latest that snow has appeared
on the mountains in six years. The dates
for live years are: 18s<3, October 10th;
i-v 7, October 10th; 1888, October 17th;
1889, October 13th; 1890, October 10th.
Tailed to Agree.
Modesto, Nov. 20.—The jury in the
murder case of H. T. Fuller, after being
out all night, came into court this fore
noon and were discharged, as they could
not agree. They stood nine for acquittal
and three for manslaughter. This is the
second trial and the District Attorney
moved to dismiss, and the matter was
taken under advisement.
Napa, Nov. 20.—Webber Berryman,
who has been on trial in the Superior
Court for two days, was acquitted Thurs
day night by the jury. Berryman was
accused ot robbing Section Hand Kil
martin of §15 in coin.
Death of a Pioneer Farmer.
Merced, Nov. 20.—John Morley, a pi
oneer farmer of this county, a native of
New York, aged 55 years, died at his
home in this city this morning.
Kicked by a Mule.
Yt-ra, Nov. 20.—Charles Best, while
hitching up mules this morning, was
struck by one of the animals, breaking
Portland, Nov. 20.—Clearances, $413,
--000; balances, $50,(*X>.
IMPORTANT STEPS TAKEN BY THE
An Enelish Tenants' Rights Bill to be
Incorporated in Their
[Copyrighted, 1891, by N. Y. Associated Press.]
London, Nov. 20.—The Liberal leaders
have decided to incorporate in the plat
form approved at the Newcastle confer
ence an English tenants' rights bill. This
decision is one of the most important
steps the chiefs of the party have ever
taken. The question of ameliorating the
position of British farmers has long been
recognized as ripening toward liberal
legislation. This resolution is hastened
by a movement of the Conservatives in
the same direction since the great Liberal
victory in South Molton. The history of
i the Conservative party presents no change
more surprising than that which has oc
curred on the English land question un
der the dread of what would happen to
to the landlord's interests through an up
rising of laborers and farmers under the
The tenor of opinion of leading Con
• servatixes at the Carlton Club Wednes
day was that the laborer must have
power to acquire small plots of land
cheaply and through a simple method,
and the State must also assist farmers to
become owners after a certain number of
years without paying more than the cus
tomary rents. This has been communi
cated to Lord Salisbury, with an addi
tional appeal from the party agents to the
clfect that English land legislation pre
cedes everything else at the next session,
and if a measure be presented acceptable
to the agricultural interests triumph in
stead of disaster will be the result of the
(Government's appeal to the country.
The British Government will send a
delegation to the International Confer
ence on Emigration, which opens at
Paris on Wednesday next. Major
Braekett, Special Foreign Agent of the
United States, will attend. Secretary
Foster's instructions to Major Brackett,
in denning the position of the American
Government, state in substance that the
Government and people of the United
states are not adverse to the immigra
tion of meritorious, self-supporting per
sons, but public opinion and the laws of
the country are crystallizing definitely in
opposition to the further immigration of
persons belonging to the helpless, de
fective and criminal. He suggests that
j some method of effective inspection of
immigrants is desirable, and any proper
measure will receive hearty co-operation
in the United Slates.
The English trade councils have taken
up a definite position on the necessity of
regulating the immigration of aliens.
j The committee also favors a bill on lines
of the United States labor contract law.
The Attorney-General, in opening the
session of the Society of Arts, appealed
I to the manufacturers in their own inter-
I ests to be fully represented at the Chicago
I fair. He referred to the efforts of the
I United States to divert trade from South
I America and other countries loAmeri
! can centers. The easy access to Chicago
from Australia, China aiid Japan would
bring tothe fair more traders from those
! countries than over visited European ex
hibitions. Both British trade and Brit
ish prestige woold suffer n&leas the dis
; play of British goods rivaled anything
shown*! the fair. The Indian Empire
w • Id be fitly represented.
Prince of Wales passes many hours
::t the bedside of his son, Prince George,
who is ;11 with typhoid fever. It is
thought now that the Prince will ro
Queen Victoria will go to Florence in
March. From there >;he will visit ex-
Empress Frederick at Kronburg. After
ward she will be the guest of Emperor
William at < 'oblentz.
A Scotch minister, a bitter anti-Papist,
i sent to the Queeen a number of pam
phlets issued by the Protestant Alliance,
-^e:l her to accent them, as she had
endeared herself to her subjects by
preferring a simple Presbyterian to cor
rupt Papish worship while a resident of
Scotland. The Queen's private secretary
retnrnetl the publications with the curt
statement that the Queen was unable to
works of a controversial character,
rge Butler, who was the Secretary
of Ajison Bortingsme, while the latter was
the American Minister at Pekin, has
died in a Hongkong hospital.
The population of the Fiji Islands is
SACRAMEXTO, SATUBDAY MOHNINO, NOVEMBER 21, 1891.
Final Coup Given to the Anti-j
THE THIRD PARTY TO NOMINATE A
Rumor That Ex-Senator Sewell of Xew I
Jersey Is to Receive the Appoint- j
ment of Secretary of War ~ The I
University of California "Wins an
Important Land Suit —Contest for
National Republican Convention.
Special to the Record-Union-.
Indianapolis, Nov. 20.—The Alliance
this morning gave a final coup to the Anti-
Sub-Treasury people by barring t.ates of i
Missouri from the meeting of the Alii- I
ance. This was done by a resolution ex- j
eluding "all Alliance men who are not
vouched for by the Chairmen of
the respective State delegations."
Leonard refused to vouch for
Gates, and although he bore creden
tials from his State Alliance ho
was forced to retire. The Anti-Sub-
Treasury people made prompt response by
issuing a call for a convention of Anti- !
Sub-Treasury Alliance men at Memphis j
on the ltith day of December prox.
The call declares that, as the Supreme
Council declined to hear a protest against i
Che Sub-Treasury and land loan schemes I
and Government control of railroads and I
telegraph lines, it has been decided to j
issue a call for a National Convention of
all Anti-Sub-Treasury Alliance men in
the United States to hoar and consider
this protest and take such final action in
the premises as may seem proper and
best for the general welfare.
The morning session of the Alliance
was chietiy devoted to the consideration
of the demands and recommendations
from the State Alliances. The most im
portant action taken was the adoption of!
a resolution demanding a constitutional;
amendment disfranchising Federal office
holders during terms of oitice.
The Farmers' Mutual Benevolent As
sociation adjourned to-day after amend
ing the constitution so as to admit men
over 18 to membership. It also resolved
not to amalgamate with any organization
until the February meeting, the dele
gates to that meeting being instructed to
vote for independent political action.
The Alliance also changed their constitu
tion to admit women.
The Anti-Sub-Treasury people pub
lished a lengthy article reiterating the
charges made against McCune at the
Ocala meeting, and charging him with
wrecking the Texas Alliance Exchange.
The Reform Press Association throat
ens to bolt the Alliance if the State
Agents' Association carries out the pur
pose of making all purchases through the
National Union Company.
The People's party men are best satis
fied, asserting tuat they have secured all
they came for. To-night the National
Executive Committee issued an address
to the people of the country, which says
that the People's party will have a candi
date for President in the field in 1892;
that no influence of the old political or
ganizations or aggregated capital can pre
vent the hearty and unanimous coming
together of all the labor forces of the
country, whether employed in the work
shop, mine, or on the farm. The people
have beheld, it says, with growing alarm
the continual advance of tho conditions
carrying every day farther away from the
principles and traditions of the founders
of the Republic, and the nearer abyss in
which we can see only crushing oli
garchy or dreadful alternative of revolu
tion and anarchy. It is for the purpose
of saving the free institutions by the
peaceful instrumentalities of education
and the ballot that the People's party has
The address devotes some space to the
scoring of railroad corporations, corrupt
Legislatures, debauched jurors and
judges, and banking corporations, which
make or wreck, as their interests dictate,
and says tho daily newspaper press h:;s
become coerced by its business necessities
into becoming an instrument to bind
the shackles of serfdom on tho limbs
of a free people, to confuse their minds by
sophistry, fill their ears with falsehood,
uphold everything destructive of public
good, and crush everything that would
help the people.
"As a striking instance of the colossal
lies with which the people are misled,"
says the address, "we point to the vote of
the People's party this year in Kansas.
Nine-tenths of the people of this country,
in consequence of the gross misrepre
sentations of the press,' believe the Peo
ple's party vote of Kansas this year fell
off greatly from that of last, while the
fact is it actually increased about 11} per
cent. The Republican majority was re
duced in South Dakota from 1O,(KX) in 1890
to 2,700 this year, while in Nebraska the
People's party came within 3,<KK) votes of
defeating the combined power of both
the old parties, and elected eleven Dis
The address is signed by 11. E. Taub
eneck, Chairman; Robert Schilling, Sec
retary, and M. C. Kan kin, Treasurer.
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
The University of California Wins a
Washington, Nov. 20.—Assistant Sec
rotary of the Interior Chandler has
affirmed the decision of the Land Com
missioner, which affirmed the action of
local officers recommending that lots 1, 2,
;} and 4, section 3, San Francisco, be
awarded to the University of California,
and that the adverse pre-emption Sling
and homestead entry of James Robinson
and William Wyman be rejected, in so
far as they conflict with the university
claim, for the reasons that the State's
claim was vitiated by its application to
have the land surveyed, ami that at th.it
time Robinson and Wyman had not set
tled upon the land, and that they had ac
quired no rights under the homestead or
There is a rumor that General Sewell of
Nov.- Jersey will receive the appointment
to the vacancy occasioned by the appoint
ment of Secretary Proctor to a I nited
: Suites Scn:itorship. Sewell was a I'riga-
I dier-General during the war. He was a
I'nircd States Senator and is entitled to
the designation of "Senator" Sewell, but
the pride he Uikes in his army life makes
him prefer the title of General to that of
Senator. He has also been Governor of
Is'ew Jersey, and is now regarded as the
leader of the Republican ranks of Now
Secretary Foster Avas at the Treasury
Department this morning and appears
entirely recovered from a slight cold,
which is reported to have caused his hur
ried departure from New York yester
Three hundred and twenty thousand
ounces of .silver were purchased to-day at
prices raugins from ,9ii«s to .1*498.
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
The Contest Between "Rival Cltlos Ac
Washington, Nov. 20.—The contest
between the rival cities for securing the
. National Republican Convention of 1692
I was actively begun this uiorniug. wheu
the delegation from Omaha opened its
headquarters here. The Omaha delega
tion is the first to reach the city as a body,
although the vanguard of workers for
some of the other cities are already in the
field. The Minneapolis delegation reached
the city this afternoon. Delegations from
San 1- rancisco and other places will ar
rive to-night and to-morrow.
The Minneapolis delegation, strength
ened by the addition of live members
from St. Paul, have begun hard work in
Preparation for next week's struggle.
San— rancisco was the first of the cities
to hang out her banner this morning, and
Ed. Curtis was on hand bright and early
to receive any visitors that might come
his way. An Omaha man came down
into the city from the Arlington Hotel
this morning, with a broad smile on his
lace. He said: "Those Pacific Coast fel
lows take the cake. I found Felton and
Curtis in a little room, seated on opposite
sides of a round table, with a box of
cigars 1 >etween them, and everyone that
ventured into the room was offered a
cigar and requested to work for San
But the Omaha man was not strictly
truthful in his facetiousness. Though
the rooms secured for the San Francisco
crowd are not as well situated or as large
as some of the others, they are not in
ferior rooms by any means.
Fora while this morning Curtis was
obliged to bear the brunt of the battle
alone, but he was after a while reinforced
by Felton and McKenna, and later on by
Congressman-elect Bovvers, and all of
these gentlemen were in and out during
the entire day. At about 2 o'clock De-
Young arrived, and to-night Messrs.
Guinn, Trumbo, Booth and Alexander
The New Yorkers will arrive in line
style to-morrow morning. They expect
to cut a great dash and carry everything
livery one seems to have something
good to say abotit San Francisco and her
people. If there is a protracted light, it
would not be surprising if she secured
the convention. The opinion generally
expressed is that Chicago will win. There
is talk of a combination between cities
west of the Mississippi river. The cities
of the West will, if this arrangement is
carried or.t,throw their combined strength
of twenty votes to the strongest one of
these Western candidates.
More Satisfactory Tlian tlio Traininjr
Signor Domino, biographer of clowns,
bareback riders and circuti people gener
ally, has written a curious lot of reminis
cences of the Russian, l>uroir, the most
ikinous trainer of trick animals in the
Duroff was originally an instructor in
Latin and modern languages in a Kussian
high school, lie practiced then his pow
ers over domestic animals —lirst of all his
dog—and declared that the docility of
dogs, cats and geese are far greater than
the docility of school children. He has
never altered his judgment iv this re
spect. He quit teaching boys, therefore,
and joined an itinerant circus, to the
scandalizing of his former colleagues.
Domino met him one morning in the
empty ring of the Circus Schumann. Af
ter talking a few minutes Durollsaid:
"And now you must excuse me for an
hour, as I have a class to instruct at this
"But surely you haven't gone back to
teaching!" exclaimed Domino.
"No, no; you don't understand. I have
just begun teaching, in fact. The recita
tion in question is by rats and mice."
Domino got permission to listen to the
recitation. Durolf fetched a lead chest
and set it down in the middle of the ring,
lifted the cover a little and then began
chirping, trilling and whistling on a little
lead tlute. A mouse stuck its head
through the crack under the cover, tum
bled out and trotted gayly to DurofPs
feet. Another mouse followed and then
a big vat plunged out into the ring. It
marched gravely up to Duroff and scram
bled round the bottom of his trousers.
More rats and mice followed till some
thirty were scratching and squealing at
Durolfs feet. The clown stepped a few
yards backward and his little Hock fol
lowed. He fed them cake and retreated
again. They followed, and he rewarded
them as before. Thus he led them around
the ring several times. When three or
four of them fell behind the procession to
play or fight he attractod their attention
by tossing sand at them. Finally he in
vited them to come up, and in an instant
they were on his shoulders, in his coat
pockets, and racing up and down the
back of his head. He caught three rats
by the tail, swung them round and then
let them shoot off into space. The in
stant they struck they were up again.
They rau back to Duroff, climbed to his
shoulders and got the samo treatment
again. After an hour of this the flute
was laid aside and the rats and mice were
packed away for the day.
Durolf was the tirst man to train a pig
to grunt accompaniments to songs, dance
round a ring and jump and waltz to
orders. He had then also taught a rooster
to crow at command, and had instructed
successfully a goose in the business of
fetching and carrying. Domino, after
discussing these triumphs of training,
asked Duroff whether or not he ever tired
of his new occupation ami wished to re
turn to instructing boys as he had done
once in a Russian high school. Durolf
did not catch Domino's exact words, and
"Instruct children? Instruct animals?
These are two processes which can
hardly be compared. The dilticulties
vary so—there is no comparison."
"Yon misunderstand me," explained
Domino. "I acknowledge that your
work now is more difficult - "
"More difficult? More difficult?"
shouted Duroff. "You must bo crazy.
Why, it is easier—indoscri babfy
ea iier. I would rather teach ten
pigs than a single child. I would
rather teach live geese than a boy.
A pig or a goose never forgets, is never
impudent, is never noisy. But a child!
With it you never know where or how to
begin, and when you stop—bumps! all
Tlioso Divided Skirts.
The following extract from a letter
written by a LticaiX. V.) lady, who is
spending 1 some time at Chautauqua. v. ill
doubtless be read with no little interest
by many of the ladies remaining at
"Chautauqoa has a new fad, and it has
taken hold with a grip that is a.s enthusi
astic as it is firm and as oontagioßS as
J'hautauijua lads usually are. It used to
i>i' said that the young ladies who come
lure lor the summer were the ones mlh>
wrrite to some of the newspapers for hor
oscopes and to others for a cure for
freckles. Well, those girls have either all
been married off or have died, for those
here this year are swimming on the high
tide of dress reform, ami, under the lead
ership of Mrs. Frank Stuart Parker of
Chicago, propose to revolutionize the
world. The first step in the matter was
l>y the 'Woman's Club,' which held a
secret conference, presided over by an
other revolutionist named Emily nunt
ington Miller, and from which every man
was excluded. Mrs. i'arker took the
iloor and exhibited an array of dresses,
skirts, tights, nnderclothing, etc, both
<>n and eff her splendid figure, in a way
that captivated every woman present
and there weie a great many of us, I as
sure you. All the time she was snowing
her wonderful clothing she was tarrying
on a harangue against the present mode
of dressing that made every corset, every
wuistband. every garter and every clumsy
l>ettieoat in the room ache. As she pro
ceeded she warmed up to the subject and
became so enthusiastic that she irot both
feet m one 'legl of a divide*! skirt, and
then we all laughed."
The Imperial University at Tokio
Japan, is probably the largest in the
world, having an enrollment of 2,(j00
scholars and a faculty of forty members.
It is under Government control.
Ex-President Cleveland Denies a
NOT MAKING A FIGHT FOR THE
ELECTION OF MILLS.
11l Health Forces John D. Rockefeller
to Retire From the Presidency of
the Standard OH Company—A Ten
nessee Fanner Poisons Four of His
Creditors — A New York Senator
Special to the Record-Untox.
New York, Nov. 20.—The Recorder
says: Grover Cleveland authorizes the
statement that he is taking no part in the
contest for the Speakership of the House;
that he is as much a friend of each candi
date as ho is of the other; that he has
never declared himself as favoring Mills
more than Crisp or Springer or McMil
lan, and that he is neutral in respect to
the organization of the House of Repre
sentative. Cleveland made this expres
sion of his views to an eminent politician
and persona] friend, who went to him last
Thursday in behalf of one of the candi
dates for the Speakership,and asked him
why he was allowing his name to be used
in Mills' interest to the prejudice of
t i isj), Springer and McMillan.
"It is not true that I have said I wanted
Mills to be Speaker, I'replied Cleveland,
in substance. "1 am a friend of Mills,
but I am also a friend of Springer, and
Crisp, and McMillan. Jam equally in
terested in the canvass of these gentle
men, and any use of my name by friends
of Mills is unwarranted and unjust to
"THEY'RE GONE HOME."
A Tennessee Farmer Poisons Four of
Milan, Nov. 20.—News of a horrible
poisoning case comes from a point twenty
miles southwest of here. Four cattle
drovers went to the house of John Rogan
to collect some money due them. Rogan
thought they meant to levy on his cattle.
This maddened him and he determined
on a deadly revenge, but, concealing his
thoughts, he smilingly invited the quartet
to remain for supper.
Slipping from the room he took a quan
tity of "Rough on Rats" and poured it
into a jug of whisky. During the meal
the whisky was brought out, the doomed
men drinking freely. Rogan poured his
liquor down his boot leg. The debauch
continued far into the night, and one by
one the men expired in terrible agony.
A neighbor passing the house next
morning heard screams issuing from the
place, and stopped to investigate. On the
tloor of the dining-room he found the
bodies of Jack liarker, Tom Haley, Sam
Wilson and Will Hager. Crouched over
them was the form of Rogan, a raving
maniac, screaming, "They're gone
home !" The crazed man is under arrest.
No Longer President of the Standard
Pittsburo, Nov. 20.—The Recorder
says: It is a fact that John D. Rocke
feller has virtually retired from the Pres
idency of the Standard Oil Company. Al
though apparently not generally known,
it is a matter of common gossip in the oil
trade. Rockefeller is undoubtedly a pretty
sick man. It has not been formally
announced that he has relinquished the
duties of President, but enough informa
tion has leaked out through reliable
channels to warrant the assertion that
such is the case.
Daniel o'Day, who for the past decade
has been so close to Rockefeller that it is
said the latter never made an important
business move without consulting him,
has succeeded to the responsibilities of
the I'residency. It has been denied that
O'Day has been made President of the
company, but it is a fact, nevertheless.
ON THE TURF.
Results of Yesterday's Races at Nash
ville and Chicago.
Nashvili,k, Nov. 20.—The track was
slow. Mile and a sixteenth, Ruby Hayne
won, Miracle second, Mean Enough
third. Time, 1:11$.
six furlongs. Lady Blackburn won,
Eshelby second, Zeke Hardy third.
Five furlongs, Goldstone won, Tom
Elliott second, Springawav third. Time
One mile. Sam Farmer won, Ireland
second, J. T. third. Time, 1:464.
Nine-sixteenths of a mile, Henry Jenk
ins won. Pearl Rivers second, Frank
Phillips third. Time, O:5'J.
Chicago, Nov.2o.—The track was slow.
Five furlongs, lago won. Governor
Wheeler second, Swifton third. Time,
Haifa mile, Jennie S. won. Hannah
Moberly second, Umatilla third. Time
i':. 1 .
Six furlongs, Duster won, Eugenic sec
ond, oakditle third. Time, 1:1!».
Five furlongs, Wheeler T. won, "Wood
pecker second, Maggie Jordan third.
Five furlongs, Falerna won, Spectator
second, Miss Patton third. Time, 1:19$.
Monthly IJulletln Issued by the Agri
"Washington, Nov. 20.— The Agricult
ural Department's monthly crop bulletin
says of California: Corn has been a good
crop, while Irish potatoes are more than
an average crop. They are not lirst-class
In quality and they do not keep well.
The grape crop promised well, but early
rains caused rot. The storms were fol
lowed by hot, dry north winds, Which
caused the grapes to shrivel ao that they
contained out little juice. Red grapes
especially were difficult to ferment. Ap
ples are a good average crop, though dam
aged in many places by the codlin nioili
where the trees were not sprayed. The
pear crop was equally good, though it
also sutlered from the ravages. of the
norther. Almonds and walnuts were an
average crop, and the production is in
creasing rapidly. New and large planta
tions are being made every year, olives
are a fair average crop, and the produc
tion is also increasing as the trees be
come older and new plantations come
into bearing. Sugar beets seem to do
well, especially on alkaline lands, which
are improved by them, and this industry
promises great results.
New York State Senator Dead.
Hudson (N. V.), Nov. 20.—Senator Gil
bert A. Dean died this morning. This
I'aves, as the returns now stand, the Sen
ate with sixteen Republicans, fourteen
Democrat! and one Independent.
A Binding-Twine Trust.
Chicago, Nov. 20.—The Evening Post
says the National Cordage Company, or
"liindinc-Twiue, Trust," has purchased
the entire binding-twine plant of William
Derring & Co., in this city, for $250,000.
This purchase, the Post says, gives the
trust the entire control of the oinding
twine industiy in America.
Swindled His Customers.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20. — Giacinto,
Epifairio, an Italian, who for the past six
years has carried on a steamship agency,
general store and banking business
among the poor class of his countrymen,
is believed to have absconded with up
wards of §50,000 belonging to his cus
tomers. He is believed to have gone to
New York, whence it is thought he will
make his way to California.
Prize Flshters Matched.
New Orleans, Nov. 20.—The Metro
politan Athletic Club has matched Andy
Bowen of New Orleans and Austin Gib
bons of Paterson, N. J., to fight for a
purse of $2,500 on December 22d. The
winner of this fight is to challenge the
winner of the Carroll and Myers fight,
which takes place at the Olympic Club
Panic at a Fair.
Pittsburu, Nov. 20.—The explosion of
a gasoline stove this afternoon at the
Auditorium, where a fair was in pro
gress, caused a panic, and a number of
persons were slightly burned and bruised.
The Wolf Story Untrue.
St. Paul, Nov. 20.—The story pub
lished here yesterday that wolves had
killed and eaten three children near this
city proved to be untrue.
Captain of the Brooklyn Nine.
New York, Nov. 20.—John Montgom
ery Ward signed a contract to captain and
manage the Brooklyn baseball nine dur
ing the season of I*9-.
Abilene (Tex.), Nov. 20.—W Tilliam H.
Frizzle was hanged hero at 2 o'clock this
morning for the murder of his wife last
Death of a Supreme Justice.
Indiana (Pa.), Nov. 20.—Judge Silvas
M. Clark of the State Supreme Court died
IN FAVOR OF TIEE PRINCIPLE OF
Congress Asked to Pass Laws by
Whlch Silver Shall bo Coined
Equally With Gold.
Special to the Record-Union.
Denver, Nov. 20.—The Committee on i
Resolutions appointed by the Mining
Congress agreed upon their report, de
claring that certificates of theGoverument,
backed d"ollar for dollar by gold or silver,
or silver coin on deposit in the Treasury of
the United States, is safe and sound cur- i
rency and has been approved by the peo
That the first National Mining Congress
is unalterably in favor of the principle of
That scold and silver—not one to the ex
clusion of the other — are the money
metals of the Constitution.
That gold and silver used for monetary
purpose should have equal rights, and to
that end it is demanded of the Congress
of the United States the enactment of
laws by which silver shall be coined free
in all mints equally with gold, and to
have with it full and unrestricted mone
tary power, and that they may be in ratio
of 10 to 1, and when coinage is repre
sented by Treasury notes each dollar
shall represent 412} grains of standard
silver of 25.8 grains gold.
Wh BBKAS, The Supi eaie Court of the United
Slates has decided "that tbti tXept.Os of
mmen-i lands from "rants made uy ao..\ct of
c ongreus s.iould be considered to apply.only
to sue); 1 mis sis were at the time of the grant
known to be so valuable for Uieir minerals a-i
tojusuty tlu- expenditure for their extrac
tion;" and whereas, this dictum of the Su
preme ( our:, if it should become a law, would
invest the Pacillc railway companies holding
urants oi land from the (Government with a
vast number at tne best mines disco-vered
within the limits of said grants by pros
pectors a;ut miner?, who bave located thereon
in liood faith and developed and sold therein
in honest belief tl a" said grants wore limited
t > agriculn r U lam.s only, us declared in Acts
ot (jongresa makin, th'-m.
Resolved, That tiiistou^resa protest asainst
any construction cl tin s;atuusof the United
State* which will result In such Bvstem ot
wii< 1 -sale confiscation and ( o .istqaont en
rich* c it of ih>- j.rreat conibi atious alna ly
enjoying the 1 ou .ty of the Government, and
calls upon the representatives oi the people in
Congress assembled to take such prompt and
Immediate action us nwy be within the cou
stitui o lal prerogative to destiovthe thieat
ened v..n = er.
, ReaolwtL, That h; Alien Act, so far as it
operates to exeluue foreign capital from in
vestment in mining lands In Territories, is
false in principle and pernicious in etlect, and
demands its immediate repeal.
At the mining congress this morning
R. C. Powers of Arizona, an avowed ad
vocate of free coinage, occupied an hour
in discussing the use of silver from the
earliest days of the world's history to the
E. H. Brown of Aspen said America
should declare for the parity of metals.
At this juncture Senator Stewart arose
and announced that he did not own one
share of Comstock stock, thus refuting
an old allegation.
Judge Harley Morse of Colorado spoke
for twenty minutes in favor of free coin
Martin Maginnis of Montana de
nounced Campbell in a scathing manner
for bis cowardice in not advocating the
platform upon which he was nominated.
Congressman G. A. Cassidy of Nevada
declared that every man, woman and
child in Nevada were united in favor of
free and unlimited coinage. Cassidy ad
vocated the forcing of the political parties
to make that question the dominant issue
ot the next campaign.
In the afternoon E. C. Ho well of Cali
fornia made a speech, placing his State on
record as in favor of free and unlimited
General Doniphan of Missouri and
Dennis Sheedy of Colorado also spoke
eloquently in favor of free coinage.
Judge Goodwin of Utah made an ad
dress, in the course of which he said he
did not believe the lower house of Con
gn-s would pass a free coinage bill this
winter, unless with the hope of the Presi
dent vetoing it. He thought they would
come to their senses, however, in time.
He then moved that the resolution for
free coinage of silver be passed by ac
The Connecticut delegates objected to
the passage of the resolution by acclama
tion, and the roll of States was called,
with the following result: For free and
unlimited coinage of silver, 481; against,
8. \Vhen Connecticut was reached great
enthusiasm was manifested by the dele
gation from that State announcing their
vote in favor of Iho, resolution, and when
the vote of Canada and Russia was an
nounced in favor of the resolution there
was another scene of confusion. When
the total vote was declared the delegates
went wild, and it was some time before or
der was restored. A resolution was passed
asking Congress to enact a law protecting
agriculturists, encouraging and rehabili
tating hydraulic mining and preventing
the tiaiiiiiiing of navigable streams, also
to protect, the forests of the mountains
and encourage the culti%-ation of trees.
It was decided that the next convention
be held at Helena, and the congress ad
A thrifty woman in Xew York pawned
her husband's set of teeth in order to
raise money for the rent.
WHOLE NO. 15,638.
GROWING MORE CRITICAL.
Great Dissatisfaction With the
Present Regime in Brazil.
PONSEOA IN DANGER OP BEING
Archduchess Louise and Prince Fred
erick Augustus Resign Titles to
Their Thrones In Order to be Mar
ried—Bill to be Introduced in the
Reichstag Making Gambling in Ar
ticles of Consumption a Criminal
Special to the Record-Untoi*.
London-, Nov. 20.—The news concern
ing the situation in Brazil continues to
be very meager. The Provisional Junta
in authority in the state of Rio Grande
do Sul is taking active measures to
strengthen its position and to maintain
the opposition to Fonseca's dictatorship.
Baron Lucerna, President of the Fonseca
Cabinet, has sent a dispatch to the Junta
offering on the part of the Dictator to
recognize any local government that the
people of Rio Grande do Sul may prefer,
on the sole condition that peace and tran
quillity be first restored. To this oiler the
Junta replied that the forces would only
disarm when Fonseca shall have resigned
and the National Congress shall have
The Exchange Telegraph Company has
further advices from Rio de Janeiro this
afternoon. According to these the condi
tion of affairs throughout Brazil is rap
idly growing more critical. Everywhere
discontent and dissatisfaction with the
present regime are becoming more pro
nounced. Instead of tranquillity and ac
quiescence in Fonseca's assumption of
dictatorial power there is vigorous oppo
sition and increasing agitation. In gen
eral terms, the political condition of the
country is described as closely bordering
In spite of the efforts of the Govern
ment to reduce Rio Grande do Sul to obe
ence by force of arms or to win its alle
giance by concessions, it is now generally
admitted at Rio de Janeiro that that State
will adhere to its attitude of opDosition to
the Dictator. More than this, everybody
whose opinion is entitled to weight be
lieves the State will be strong enough to
maintain its independence, as reports
from there show the Provisional Junta is
well supplied with funds, and is daily in
creasing the effective strength of the
The Exchange Telegraph Company
dispatch farther declares that Fonseca's
death is probable at any moment. Though
it is known that Fonseca is ill, this state
ment is not supposed to refer to his death
by natural causes. It is taken to mean
that there is extreme danger of his assas
sination or the sudden and powerful up
rising of an incensed opposition, who will
overthrow the present regime and mako
away with its head.
KXTIIEME HJUtVOTTS PROSTRATION.
London, Nov. 20.—A dispatch received
here this afternoon from Brazil says that
Fonseca's principal ailment is extreme
TIIKKATKNKT) MARCH ON RIO JANEIRO.
Buenos Ayres, Nov. 20.—Advices from
the disturbed Brazilian State, Rio Grande,
tell of the difficulty the insurgents ex
perience is securing sufficient arms.
The dispatch announces that General
Osorio, who commands the insurgent
forces of Rio Grande, has issued a mani
festo in which he threatens to inarch on
All for Love.
London, Nov. 20.—The Times' Vienna
dispatch says an imposing ceremony
took place at Hof burg yesterday in the
presence of the royal family. Ministers
and Cardinal Archbishops, the occasion
being the formal renunciation by Arch
duchess Louise of Tuscany and Prince
Frederick Augustus of Saxony of their
titles to their thrones, prior to their mar
riage. In the evening a State banquet
was given at the palace.
The Salvation Army.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 20.—The au
thorities of Helsingfors, capital of Fin
land, are taking stringent measures to
suppress the Salvation Army. Orders
have been issued that all publications in
the interest of the army be suppressed,
and newspapers have been warned to
make no mention whatever of any mat
ters regarding the Salvationists.
BehrinK Sea Dispute.
Ottawa (Ont.), Nov. 20.—1t is learned
from well-informed quarters that infor
mation has been received here that either
the Emperor of Germany or the Presi
dent of the Swiss Republic will be asked
by the British Government to represent
Great Britain in the Arbitration" Com
mittee to be appointed to settle the Behr
iug Sea question.
Bill Against Speculators.
Berlin, Nov. 20. — A motion, sup
ported by the Conservative party, was
presented to the Reichstag to-day, de
manding that the Government introduce
a bill placing the Bourses under the con
trol of the State, and rendering persons
who gamble on time bargains, especially
in articles of consumption, liable to crim
Telegrraph In Chile.
Santiago, Nov. 20.—The Commission
has granted the Brazilian Cable Company
permission to connect Valparaiso with the
eastern Chilean frontier, where Sir Pen
der has undertaken to connect it with tho
fcuenos Ayres line. The American com
panies will also connect with Buenos
Ayres from here.
Franco to Furnish Russia "With Monoy.
Paris, Nov. 20.—GauJoifl says: Nego
tiations are almost concluded by which
the Bank of France will provide the Rus
sian Government with 1.">0,0<>0,000 silver
roubles, so as to enable that country to
resume specie payments.
A Vessel Saved.
London, Nov. 20.—The German bark
J. C. R. Fleeger, from San Francisco,
June 20th, for Bremerhaven, before re
ported ashore at St. Leonard's, has been
gotten oft and is being towed to London.
Her cargo is intact.
Infected With Yellow Fever.
London, Nov. 20.—Advices received
from Santos declare that port infected
with yellow fever. All other Brazilian
ports are also suspected of being infected
with the disease.
Tho Vanderbllts In Paris.
Paris. Nov. 20.— W. K. Vanderbilt and
family have arrived here. They will
make a long stay.
Queen Victoria is said to possess some
very old watches. Among them are two
little ones, by Bregnet, supposed to be
100 years old. One is a repeater, the other
a blind man's watch. Both of these are
in constant useand keep good time. They
are about tho size of a two-shilling piece,
and have silver dials.