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VOLUME LXXXII>-SO. S9.
Friends of Crisp and Mills Very
Sanguine of Winning.
SPRINGER SHOWING UNLOOKED-FOR
Annual Report of United States Treas
urer Nobel-er—Hearing Closed In
the Three Cases Before the Supreme
Court Involving the Validity of the
McKinley Tariff Act—The Monthly
Weather Crop Bulletin.
Kpccial to the RecortvUnion.
Washington-, Deo. 2.—There seems to
be practically little change in the Speak
ership sit ui.tion this afternoon. All live
candidates continue to express cheerful
confidence. There are no signs of any
Withdrawals prior to tiie first ballot, and
nothing as yet to demonstrate tho ability
of any one of the candidates to transfer
bis strength to another in the event of his
withdrawing. The friends of Crisp and
Mills continue very sanguine of winning,
and are working for an early termination
ofthe contest. They still say they expect
to see a break among the supporters of
Springer, McMillan and Hatch alter the
_______ or second ballot.
At Crisp's headquarters it is said two
or three votes have been transferred to
him from the doubtful column. Mills is
hopeful of considerable accession of
strength to come between now and Bator
day. There see;;sed to be a general dis
poaition this afternoon to admit that
Crisp at present is doing exceedingly
Well, but his opponents insist that he has
reached the limit of his strength, and
would bo unable to obtain a majority of
the total vote.
McMillan and Springer say they will
keep in the fight to the end, believing
the contest between Mills and Crisp will
have no result except to necessitate the
choice of another candidate, in which
event each of these gentlemen hopes to
bo the choice of the caucus. Hatch,
though not yet so active in the canvass,
ex presses a similar opinion and hope.
During the afternoon estimates wero
m ide of the strength of the candidates.
Crisp's friends counted between 93 and
'• •■names for him on tho first ballot. A
conservative supporter of * Mills said ho
had nearly 75 votes. This, he thought,
would be increased by Saturday. The
chief work to-day -was directed against
i printer's forces, aud reports were cur
rent of a break in favor of Mills. Springer,
however, said he was holding his own.
'i he Illinois candidate has shown more
strength than anyone was willing to
concede him-at first, and one of his lieu
tenants said thai Springer had at least
> votes to be cast in his favor on the
TJ. S. TKEA-l _._.U\S REPORT.
Statement of tho Revenues nnd Dis
bursements the Past Year.
Washington, Dec. 2.—Treasurer of the
1 Fnited States Nehecker has submitted
his annual report to Secretary Foster.
iho ordinary revenues of the Govern
ment for tho past fiscal year were £3.2,
--612,4-7, or $10,408,535 less than the year
before. Not ordinary expenditures, ex
clusive ofthe amounts paid in premiums
on bonds purchased, (355,372,694, an in
crease of $57,636,198. The surplus reven
ues were then cut down from $105,344,496
7,239,762, which last summer was ap
plied to the reduction of the public debt.
Postal revenues amounted t0565,762,908,
and the expenditures to $72,087,580, an in
crease of about £5,000,0it0 on both sides.
The redaction efi'ected during the year
in the principal of the bonded debt'and
circulating notes which cannot be re
issued amounted to and re
quired an expenditure ol" $126,991,494, in
cluding premiums on bonds purchased.
- sum was made up by takingsß9,
--751,731 from the reserve in the treasury in
addition to the surplus revenues of the
year. The consequent reduction in an
nual interest charge was _4,.'J-____.n! >__.
According to revised figures the amount
in the Treasury on the 36th of June ex
clusive of certificates in circulation, for
which the Treasury held deposits, was
81,676,078,102, of which siMi.4li_.oli* be
longed to the Treasury and $1,495,666,083
in circulation. There was a net loss
•;' gold, a net gain of upward
• 10,000,000 in other money and a conse
quent contraction of about $9,000,000 In
the whole volume.
The Treasurer computes that during
the past ten years there has been an aver
■.jierease of $52,200,000 from the end of
June to December, in the amount of
money actually in circulation, followed
tn average decrease 0f514,200,000 from
the end of December to the end of June.
The in. rease realized in the past year has
been nearly double this average" of ?..:.,
000,001', and in the last two years the
average has been exceeded l>y £_:',000,000.
An unusually large amount of notes of
small denominations has been sent out to
ihe West and South since the first of
July, chiefly from deposits in the Sub-
Treasury at New York. The aggregate
up to tho middle of November reached
upwards of $49,000,000, as against $61,000,
--ir the whole preceding year.
.Measures of improvement in the con
dition of coinage, particularly silver,
have been effected, nearly $1,000,000 of
uncurrent coin in tho Treasury being re
stored to full weight. As a result of this,
and some special efforts in other direc
tions,, the amount of fractional silver in
the Treasury has been much reduced.
Many inquiries for silver specify new
coins, li is believed but for the preju
dice against all coins showing any wear
the Treasury would long since have been
relieved of a good portion of its load of
Jractional silver. The Treasurer points
oat that this prejudice, in the case of sil
ver coins, is altogether groundless, since
they derive currency, not from weight,
but from the stamp of the mint, and aro
received al the Tr. a_snry for full value as
long as the stamp can be recognized, pro
vided the loss of metal is due to natural
00,000 national bank notes
were re_ee__ed--_n amount much above
Percentasre of Increase of California
Cities of Over :»,O<K) Population.
Washington, Dee. -.—Superintendent
Porter has issued a bulletin of California's
population by minor civil divisions, the
principal figures of which have hereto
fore been printed. Twelve countiesshow
decreases within the past ten years. The
largest numerical increase in urban popu
lation is found in San Francis -o with
65,038. Los Angeles coming next with 39,
--212. in cities and towns of over
population the following is ihe percentage
of Increase: San Francisco 27.8, Los An
geles 300.64, Oakland . Sacramento
23.16.5 an Jose 43.71, San Diego 512.78,
. 0, Fresno j
872.84, Vallejo 5.95, Santa Barbara i>-_-_>•',
Santa Cruz 43.50, Santa Rosa 4__3t>, Pass- !
dena 1,148.95, Eureka 84.06, Napa 17.50,
San Bernardino 1..-l. Wsrysvifle (de- j
7.64, I'etaluma 11.00, S.'uta Ana
410.27, San Rafael 44.55, Woodland 35.9..
Xo census was returned in Is
Berkeley', Kiv*cr..ide or Pomona, which I
have since become places of considerable
THE M'KINLEY ACT.
The Hearing of the Cases Involving Its
Washington, Dec. 2.—The hearing of
the three cases involving the McKinley
Act closed in the Superior Court to-day,
with a brief argument by Mr. Clark of
Solicitor-General Tail opened for the
Government the case brought here by the
United States on appeal from the decision
ofthe Circuit Court of the United States
lor tbe Southern District of New York in
favor of Balm &.Co. This case involves
the validity ofthe Dengley Worsted Act.
The point of much interest in connection
with this Act is that the well-remembered
question of "no quorum" is raised. The
gist of the Solicitor-General's argument
is that the House had power to make the
rule under which the bill passed.
Edwin K. Smith of New- York argued
the importers' side of the case, maintain
ing that it was necessary to show a man's
presence by his action.
Justice Brewer said the point seemed
to be that it was necessary that a man
should be heard and not be seen, and
asked how it would be if a man answered
by telephone the roll call. Could he bo
Smith was doubtful on that point, but
thought he might be, perhaps, if the
House put his name on the journal.
Attorney-<;eneral Miller closed the case
with a brief argument in favor ot the
WEATHER CROP BULLETIN.
November "Was Colder Than Usual
East of the Rockies.
Wa--._mx.sto_., Dec. 2.—The monthly
weather crop bulletin says: November
has beou colder than usual over the entire
country east of the Rocky Mountains,
aud warmer than usual west of tiie
Rockies. Two cold waves during the
month were attended by unusually cold
weather, producing temperatures from
one to two degrees lower than ever pre
viously recorded for this season of the
year, and carried the frost line south over
Northern Florida. During the month the
precipitation was in excess generally
throughout the central valleys in the
lake region and the Dakotas, while less
than usual on the coasts, and from Texas
north to Nebraska. The heavy rain falls
over the winter wheat region doubtless
resulted in some benefit to tho crop, but
- much as expected, owing to the
recent low temperature, which has left
the ground frozen. The warm wave is
now extending over the central valleys,
and will cause thawing weather through
out^ tho winter wheat region.
DEATH IN THE FLAMES.
Five People Lose llieir Elves in a Fire
Detroit, Dec. 2.—The most unfortu
nate accident that has visited Detroit since
the burning of the Tilden School a couple
of years ago, took place about 2 o'clock
this morning. A fire broke out in the
grocery store of George J. Reis, 322
Orleans street, and communicating to the
dwelling house overhead, smothered
to death Charles Reis. aged 22, and his
brothers Josie and Eddie, aged 11 and 7
years. The latter children were found in
bed and the older boy was discovered by
a fireman on the floor before the window,
as if he had attempted to make his escape
by that egress. The father and mother
were found locked in each other's arms
at the foot of tho stairs leading out into
the yard. They were burned to a crisp
in endeavoring to reach the open air.
Two otiier children, Max. aged 15, and
Tony, aged 12, and a hired giri. whose
name could not be ascertained, escaped
by jumping out of the windows into tho
arms of the police and firemen.
TIIREI. CHILDREN PKBXSH.
Little Rock (Ark.), Dec. 2.—Captain
MaxweH's store at Dewitt was burned
last night and three children in it per
two lives lost.
Cleveland, Dec. 2.—Two men, the
engineer and fireman, lost their lives to
day by the burning of the steam barge
James E. Peace.
Detroit, Dec. 2.—Last night, through
some machinery getting out of order, the
flow of natural gas was suddenly shut off,
remaining so seme time, when the flow
was resumed. (Jas permeated tho houses,
in each of which all were asleep. Al
though patrolmen were at once sent out
to notify the people of the danger from
asphyxiation, several persons were not
reached until they had suft'ered greatly.
It is thought there will be no fatalities.
Explosion of Dynamite.
Xvack (N. V.), Dec. 2.—A dynamite
factory at Haverstraw was blown up this
afternoon, M. Wad worth, Peter Carloss,
Joseph Williams, Joseph E. Adler and
Perry Lounsberry being instantly killed.
The first four, who were employes, were
literally blown to pieces. The last
named, who was in a boat near the
factory, was instantly killed, while his
companion, sitting within a few feet of
him, escaped injury.
St. Paitl, Dec. 2.—Julius Rosenthal
and Miss Ida Gees were arrested to-day
as accessories in the plots of incendiaries
arrested last night. The evidence secured
showed that Michaels and his accom
plices had been engaged in their criminal
work for the past year.
Suppressing Obscene Literature.
Milwaukee, Dec. 2.—Anthony Corn
stock of New York, agent of the Society
for the Suppression of Vice, has confis
cated §1,000 worth of books and photo
graphs found in possession of C. N. Cas
par, sn antiquarian book-seller. Caspar
nas been arrested.
Death of an Army Officer.
Philadelphia (Pa.), Dec. I.—George
W. McKee, Major of Ordnance in the
United States Army, who had been in
command ofthe Frank ford arsenal about
•r. died hist night at the arsenal of
New York's Election Board.
Albany, Dec. 2.—The State Board of
Canvassers was called to order this morn
ing. All the members were present.
ir canvassing the vote for Congress
men the board adjourned until to
Royalty in Austria.
"He is a fine-looking fellow," said an
Australian lady not long ago, as she
looked at his highness, the Archduke
Franz Ferdinand, in his carriage. Her
le readied the ear of the Public
Prosecutor, who, deeming the word "fel
low"' disrespectful, ordered her arrest,
an 1 she was sentenced to six months'
imprisonment. Tbe lady was rich enough
.ile to appeal to the Supreme Court
in Vienna, which ordered her release.
When the Emperor of Austria recently
visited Koichembcrg, a woman who was
v of a street through which th-
Emperor was to drive, grew impatient
I and exclaimed "Es Ist zu dumm" (It is
■■ii'-. She was instantly arrested
for contempt of royalty, und sentenced
jto three months' imprisonment. In
' Austria it is an indictable offense to ne
: saluting the Emperor when he ap
y. sis In public. A few weeks ago a uni
versity student in Vienna was arrested
for this offense of omission. He only got
off by pleading that the sight of the Em
peror had so dazzled him that he lost his
i presence of mind.
SACIUMENTO, THURSDAY MOr__NTNGr, DECEMBEK 3, 1891.
CRUISER NEW YORK.
Successful Launching of the New
Vessel at Philadelphia.
FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WIT
NESS THE CEREMONY.
The New Warship, AVhen Finished, to
he tho Most Formidable Cruising
Vessel That Has Ever Flown the
Stars and Stripes, and Will Also be
the Largest and Most Powerfully
Entjlned Steamship Ever Built Out
side of European Shipyards.
Special to the Record-Union.
Philadklphia, Dec. 2.—The United
States armored cruiser New York was
launched this afternoon from the yard of
the Cramp Shipbuilding Company in the
presence of 15,000 people, included among
whom were the Secretaries of the Navy.
Treasury aud Interior Departments,
United States Senators. Congressmen,
high naval officials and representative
business and professional men from all
parts of the country. Miss Helen Page, a
daughter of Beaver Page, Secretary of tho
Union League Club of New York, broke
the traditional bottle of wine upon the
great steel ram of the cruiser as she slid
from her wooden cradle into the Delaware
River and christened her the "New
For weeks past preparations have been
making by tho Messrs. Cramp for to-day's
launch, and unusual interest was excited
in the construction of the cruiser by rea
son of the vessel marking an era in the
annals of American shipbuilding.
Through Secretary Tracy about 5,000
invitations were sent out. President Har
rison. Secretary Blame, Secretary Rusk,
Governor Hill, <_overnor-elect Flower
and Governor Pattison were forced to de
cline the invitation, owing to the pressure
All the preparations for the launch had
been made to-day, when two special
trains, one from Washington and the
other from New York, having on board a
distinguished company from those cities.
rolled into tho shipyard. The guests, as
they alighted from the two trains, were
welcomed by Charles Cramp, President
ofthe Cramp Shipbuilding Company.
Two platforms' had been erected—one
directly beneath the bows of the cruiser
and the other on au adjoining wharf.
The christening party, headed by Cramp
and Secretary Tracy and about 150 spe
cially invited guests, made their way to
ward the stand beneath the bows of the
cruiser. The other stand was crowded
with about 5,000 people, and after those
with cards had been admitted, the gates
;of the yard were thrown open and about
15,000 people in all collected to see the
New York go off.
After Secretary Tracy, Miss Pago and
the balance of the party had taken their
places, the shoring that held the cruiser
in place was knocked away, tiie con
structor gave the warning call to Miss
Page, the great steel hull trembled from
stem to stern antl then began to move
down the tallowed ways.
Just as the cruiser started Miss Page
struck the bottle she held in her hands
against the keel that was slipping by her
close above her head, and as wine flowed
from the broken bottle she cried out: "1
christen thee New York."
A shout went up from the crowd when
it saw the cruiser begin to move, steam
whistles shrieked and handkerchiefs,
tiags and hats waved. Faster and faster
the vessel rushed down the smoking
ways, until with a plunge that sent a wave
surging over the neighboring wharves,
the future pride of the navy slid into the
water. The impetus shot the cruiser half
way across the river when two anchors
from her how were let go and she swung
slowly around with the tide.
After tho launching a collation was
served in the moldroom ofthe yard.
Secretary Tracy before returning to
Washington expressed himself greatly
pleased at the success attending the
•"description of THE YKSst.!..
When the New York is finished she
will be the most formidable cruising ves
sel that has ever flown the stars and
stripes, aud in addition she will be the
largest and most powerfully engined
steamship ever built outside of European
shipyards. If the design of her builders
is fulfilled there is nothing alioat to-day
of her class that will be able to steam
from her or to engage with her with any
great hopes of victory. The New York
will carry a battery of six 8-inch breech
loading rifles, twelve 4-inch raping firing
guns, eight .-pounders, Tour gatlings and
six torpedo tubes.
Following aro the principal dimen
sions, etc., ofthe Now York: Length on
the water line, 380 feet 6.0 inches; breadth
of beam, 04 feet; mean draught, '23 feet 3.5
inches; displacement, 8,150 tons; maxi
mum speed, 20 knots; sustained sea
speed, 18.5 knots; complement of officers
aud men, 475; coal endurance for a total
capacity of 13,000 miles. The New York
will be a twin-screw vessel, propelled by
four separate engines, each having the
power m 4,500 horses. The electric light
plant will fcave a capacity of 10,000
amperes and wiU include 7,000 incandes
cent lights. In-addition there also will
be four search lights. The vessel will be
1,500 tons heavier than the Maine and
1,850 tons heavier than the Texas. Com
pared with the English ships of the
Agamemnon, Ajax and Warspite class,
the New York will be laster by three
knots than the swiftest of these vessels,
and her radius action 0,000 miles greater.
She has the advantage, also, in a broad
side and turret armor, which, being
nickel steel, will offer greater resistance.
Though the English guns may be a trifle
longer than tlfose of the New York, the
lattei's superior maneuvering qualities
will enable the vessel to select its own
fighting range and the 8-inch Americsn
srun has demonstrated itself to be fully as
effective as the ! .2 inch gun of the Eng
lish with a range of 2,500 yards. On the
broadside the New York wiil be pro
tected by one partial belt of armor,another
ol Water-excluding material and a com
plete protective deck in the wake ol the
machinery spaces. A belt of thin armor
is worked between the protective and
berth decks. The total thickness of
the metal on the sides throughout the
space is five inches. In addition to this
protection a large supply of coal can be
stowed on the armor-deck, forming an
additional safeguard against serious dam
age near the water line. Tho barbettes,
on which the eight-inch guns will be
mounted, are ten inches thick, and the
conical revolving shields on the guns are
seven inches. The sleeping armor, be
tween the upper and gun decks beneath
the barbettes, is five inches and the am
munition tubes below aro of the same
thickness. On the broadsides the three
incn gun will be also nrotected by partial
barbettes two inches thick. In "the sec
ondary battery the four-inch rapid-firing
guns will be mounted in armored spon
sors lour inches thick, with protective
shields closely covering the ports. One
torpedo tube will be li>_.■•■ i in the stem
and two on each broadside, all above the
water line. The eight-inch and four-inch
guns are twenty-five and sixteen and a
half feet respectively above the water
line. In addition to the protective deck
the New York will have three other com
plete decks, a large flying deck, or bridge,-
upon which all her boats can be carried,
and two military masts, which will be
fitted with double fighting tops for the
machine guns. Having a free board of
twenty feet from the water to the upper
leek, she will be able to fire her guns
and maintain her speed in a seaway that
would render smaller ships entirely
Chicago Anarchists Fined.
CnicAuo, Dec. 2.—Justice Woodman,
before whom the cases of the Anarchists
arrested at the meeting held November
11th are being tried, to-day decided that
the assemblies raided were unlawful
ones. He fined the leaders ?100 each and
the others SlO each. These fines, at the
instance of the City Prosecutor, were at
once suspended. This action was pre
sumably taken for the purpose of avert
ing an appeal to the higher courts. It is
understood, however, the defendants will
Fatally Shot by His Wife.
Buffalo, Dec. 2.—John Hayar Gar
diner was fatally shot this morning by
his wife, with whom he had not lived for
over a year. The shooting occurred on
the street. Gardiner ran into a saloon
and Ids wife followed and fired three
more shots, all taking effect. The woman
stood over the prostrate body flourishing
her pistol until the ambulance arrived.
Children Crashed to Death.
West Supi:kior (Wis.), Dec. 2.—Last
night tw-o boys, August Swan and Ar
mour Clover, did not return home, and
to-day their remains were found in a
frozen sawdust pile. They had dug a
hole in it and tho crust had fallen in and
crushed them to death.
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
Philadelphia, Dec. 2.—Samuel Pol
lak, aged 51, a restaurant proprietor, this
morning shot and fatally wounded his
wife and then killed himself. The cause
CniCAGO, Dec. 2.-~John T. Dickinson,
Secretary of the National Commission of
the Columbian Exposition, denies that he
has resigned his position to accept oilice
with a railroad company.
Boston, Dec. 2_—The Chicago, Burling
ton and Quincy's October statement
shows the net earnings to be £59,000, an
increase of fc-S.OOO.
A SAD STORY.
CYRUS W. FIELD BROKEN IN
HEALTH AND PENNILESS.
Left Without a Dollar by tho nand of
an Injrrate and Dlsgraccd Son—
His Condition Critical.
Special to the Rkcord-Unioh.
Nkw Yop.k, Dec. 'J. —Fifty-one years
ago to-day a New England youth known
as Cyrus West Field stood at the marriage
altar full of vigor, hope and sturdy ambi
tion. His hope bore him up in his work,
and his ambition had been rewarded
with medals, with Knighthood, and with
the thanks ofthe United States Congress.
Hand in hand the New England youth
and his helpful wife came honorably
down through half a century of time,
almost to the present day_ Little more
than one week ago, however, the woman
iie wedded on the day of his majority
To-night, bereft of wife and wrecked
in fortune, and penniless by the hand of
ah ingrafts and disgraced son, Cyrus W.
Field lies dying at 7__ years of age in a
handsome home that no longer shall be
his. Edward M. Field, the son who
wrecked the linn of Field, Lindley,
\\ eiihers _fc Co., is an inmate of Vernon
House, a private insane asylum" near the
village of Mount Vernon. Mrs. Edward
M. Field lies dangerously ill at the home
of her brother, Dr. Lindley. Mrs. I). A.
Lindley, daughter of Cyrus W. Field, is
believed to be on her deathbed.
This expresses in a lev words Iho piti
ful condition of a family which a few
weeks ago was envied for its wealth.
happiness and social eminence. Tbe fact
that to-day is the fifty-first anniversary
of Cyrus \V. Field's marriage adds a new
sadness to the story ofthe day.
A member of the family to-night came
from the-bedside of Cyrus Field and said:
'He is completely broken in health and
Spirit. Bereft of his wife, his fortune,
and crushed by the fact that his favorite
son had financially ruined the family
and made a mental wreck of himself, tiie
unfortunate old man feels that death
would be a welcome solace to him. lie
feels that his namo has been tarnished,
notwithstanding the fact that he has sacri
ficed his all to keep his son from bank
Dr. Fuller, the family physician, said :
"He may linger for several days, and he
may die in a few hours."
Edward Field appealed to his father re
cently for assistance to prevent the fail
ure of the firm, all his resources having
l3een used lip. His father consented to
assist him and authorized him to take
certain securities from the strong box for
tbe purpose. The son, however, took
every negotiable security there was in
the box. But even that''did not prevent
the firm's downfall. It is believed that
all that remained of Mr. Field's once
great fortune, before this fresh trouble did
not exceed §1,000,000, and of that not a
dollar is left. How much Edward suc
ceeded in getting from his father is not
known, but it is said to have been $300,
--000. The balance was believed to have
been in unencumbered real estate which
his house, which he sold this week,
formed a part.
That Cyrus W. Field is now penniless
tells the fact that he was supposed to
have been a special partner in the linn
of Field, Lindley <__ Co. for $500,000, until
March Ist last. On that date the firm re
organized, and the senior Field was sup
posed to have withdrawn this !R500,000.
It is now believed that the £500,000, if it
existed at all in tiiat way, was never
withdrawn, but was lost, and that its loss'
brought about the reorganization and in
troduction of new members, and that
Edward M. Field's speculative course
continued, with the result that the money
of all the partners was lost, as well ss
the half million belonging to his lather.
The statement has frequently been
made by the assignee that the two part
ners, Lindley and Weichers, were inno
cent of all knowledge ofthe firm's condi
tion, and that it has been going on until
the failure is laughed at by bankers and
brokers. The remark made by Assignee
Gould has been the subject of much com
ment to-day. Mr. Gould said: "It
seems to me a greater part of the money
lost by the operations of E. M. Field was
lost right hereby partners in the firm."
Still Gould could not begin to give any
estimate ofthe assets and liabilities ofthe
To show the difficulties he labored
under, he * said: "Suppose the parties
should come here and pay large sums of
money to one of the partners, anil sup
pose this money was paid right out again
by that partner to other parties, then
these transactions might not appear in
the books. Now I have a suspicion that
ibis very thing has taken place."
Edward 81. Field, after the alleged des
perate attempt upon his life, has been
removed to a private insane asylum at
Mt. Vernon by order of Judge McAdam.
In affadavits the physicians declare that
Edward M. Field is a lunatic, dangerous
to himself and to others. Members ot
the family deny that he attempted sui
THE CHINESE UPRISING.
Reports Concerning the Disturb
ances Greatly Exaggerated.
NOTHING YET DONE TO PUNISH THE
SLEADERS IN THE OUTRAGES.
Dom Pedro's Physicians Very Uneasy
Regarding tho Ex-Emperor's Con
dition—Epidemic of Influenza In
creasing in Severity in France and
Germany—Further Testimony In the
Russoll Divorce Case.
Special to tho Record-Union.
Paris, Dec. 2.—A priest, who has long
been engaged in foreign missions, re
cently returned here from the mission iv
Manchooria, and in an interview in re
gard to the startling events which have
occurred of late in that land he expressed
doubts as to the truth of the reports toll
ing of the massacre at the Belgian mis
sion. He was unable to believe the story
that tho insurgents' were occupying
towns and not meeting with any resist
ance. "The Government," continued the
clergyman, "had 10,000 troops at Lead
Long, all armed with the latest and most
improved stylo of European weapons.
They were also supplied with Krupp
guns and thoroughly drilled in military
tactics." He estimated tho number of
Christians in Manchooria amounted to
IMPKUIAL GOVERNMENT NOT IN DANGER.
Berlin, Dec. 2.—Dispatches received
hero to-day from Pekin state it is offi
cially announced there that reports of
disturbances in Mongolia are grossly ex
aggerated. The movement.the dispatches
add, is purely a local one and entirely
devoid of danger to the Imperial Govern
ment. Notwithstanding the receipt of
these dispatches, it is believed that the
revolutionary movement is of much
greater import than the Chinese Govern
ment would have tho outside world be
London, Dec. 2.-A cable dispatch re
ceived from tho British Consul at New
Chwang, a treaty port of China, in the
provice of Manchooria, states that rumors
were recently current in New Chwang
that the people in the country 150 miles
to tiie west had arisen in revolt against
the authorities. 'Ihe dispatch adds, how
ever, that the. rising is now reported to
have been suppressed. The Consul fur
ther says that a Presbyterian missionary
reports that a band of bandits recently
looted a village in tho province of Shine
King. The missionary says that such
an occurrence is nothing unusual in the
winter season. The people as a whole
throughout 'the province are friendly to
native Christians and to Europeans.
STRENGTH OF TH X INsIRGENTS.
Pekin, Dec. 2.—Advices received by
fchel Government as to the strength of the
insurgents in the field place the total
number of men at only 1,500. To judge
from the activity in military circles, how
ever, tiie Imperial authorities do not
place implicit confidence in the reports
reaching them, and they are making
preparations to deal with a much larger
force than that which is said to be bead
ing toward tho capital. There are now
6.000 imperial troops guarding places
along the great wall, where it is expected
the rebels will attempt to force a passage.
Advices received by the Government
further state that the movement, instead
of being a concerted rising against the
Emperor, is nothing more than a scheme
of private vengeance. The wife of a
leader of an armed band of marauders
was forcibly abducted, whereupon he
started through the country on a mission
of vengeance, instructing his followers to
make uprisals upon the inhabitants.
THE MCAPItKa OO UNPUNISHED.
Van. ouvkk (B. C), Dee. 2.—The
Shanghai correspondent of the Japan
Daily Mail, under date of November 4th,
says : Nothing has yet been done to pun
ish the leaders in the Tshang outbreak.
The Viceroy of Nanking and Governor
of Naingsu jointly sent a memorial to the
throne expressing their horror at the re
cent outbreaks against foreign missions,
and their condemnation at the abandoned'
wretches who dared take part in them.
The Europeans look upon this document
as prepared for the purpose of deceiving
.Ministers of foreign countries, and in the
face of this comes a manifesto issued by
the people of Hunan, and translated by
Rev. Griffith John, D. D. This document
contains no reference to any disloyalty to
the existing dynasty, dispelling the ex
cuses put forward by the Chinese Gov
ernment and bringing the matter to a
simple issue, and that issue is the exclu
sion of foreigners. Mr. John points out
that Li Hung Chang promised that there
would be no more riots and destruction
of foreign property, but now that
Hunancse manifesto declares that for
eign mission buildings shall not be
burned, but they will be confiscated to
the use of Chinese.
The Li Hung Chang correspondent says
they diverted the tieet to some noint on a
pretext of inspection, and never sent a
vessel near Yangtse during the outbreak.
The main cause of the outbreak against
the foreign missions still continues un
checked, for the filthy and lying publica
tions have not been checked. These had
been issued from six pawnshops, but tho
offenders had all purchased the Mandarin
rank, and the Magistrate, in his report to
the Viceroy, exonerated the real otfenders
and threw the blame on suppositious dead
The correspondent concludes: "The
Hunanese are certainly defiant, and they
will not'be effectually curbed until apart
of the province is opened to foreign trade,
whether they like it or not. Thero would
be no difficulty in opening Yah Chow,
and teaching these braggarts that they
cannot defy the strength of Europe."
RUSSELL DIVORCE CASE.
The Testimony for Plaintiff Con
London, Dec. 2.—lnterest in the suit of
Countess Russell against her husband,
Earl Russell, for judicial separation, was
enhanced by the publication of the pro
ceedings yesterday, and long before the
opening of the court every seat was
taken. Immediately upon tho opening
of court Sir Charles Russell took up his
cross-examination at tho point where it
was broken oil'yesterday by the adjourn
ment of the court. Sir Charles put some
questions to the witness regarding the re
lations between the Karl and Roberts,
and tried in every way to lead her to con
tradict herself. The witness, nowever, !
persisted in the statements she made I
yesterday regarding Roberta. She also j
repeated the statements she made con
cerning the information furnished her by
Dowager Countess Russell, Lady Agatha
Russell and Rollo Russell.
Dr. Goodsou then took the stand and,
ju response to a question by Sir Charles,
said the Countess was suffering from
spasmodic dysmenorrhea, a disease ac
companied by hysteria. The Countess,
iiowever, was a strong-minded woman
and the trouble was not likely to causo '
hysteria in her case.
Eliza Vale, the maid who found the I
Countess in a faint on the floor of her j
room, testified that on this occasion she
heard the Countess pleading with the
Earl. Afterward witness found her mis
tress lying naked on tho floor.
With the presentation of this testimony
the evidence for the Countess closed.
Sir Charles Russell then spoke in de
fense of the Earl. Sir Charles, in sub
stance, said he would limit himself to the
broad issue of the case. The sole object
of the present suit was to force the pay
ment of alimony by the Earl. Sir Charles
then proceeded to rebut the charges of
cruelty. He asked the jury not to be
carried away by a clever and engaging
woman, telling them tho story was un
true in all its essential details. The
woman was so perverted as to put tor
ward the Roberts incident in order to
support a hopeless case by odious impu
tations. These imputations, Sir Charles
declared, were also against another man,
whose name and reputation might have
been blasted by them if he had not stood
high in the opinion of his colleagues. Ac
this point the court adjourned.
A mob surrounded the law courts at
the close.of the day's proceedings, and as
the Karl left ho was hooted at and at
tempts made to strike him. The police
endeavored to protect him, but the
crowd overpowered tnem, and tbe Earl
was obliged to seek rcfugG in the Temple.
Being still followed, however, he jumped
into a cab and succeeded in getting away
amid the jeers and hisses ofthe mob.
A Year of Mourning.
St. Pi.TEKsr.rno, Dec. 2.—Next j-ear
will be kept as a year^f deepest mourn
ing throughout Poland, in memory of
the loss of her independence, July 17,
1792. It will be the one-hundredth an
niversary ofthe splendid tight of Kosci
usko at Dubienka where he held his posi
tion with 4,000 men for live days against
18,009 Russians. All the women of Poland
will wear nothing but black ail the year,
and large firms who deal in gown and
dress materials, millinery and jewel-y,
are ordering everything black in prepara
tion for this universal demand.
B Knox, Dee. 2.—The epidemic of in
fluenza is increasing in severity, and ow
ing to the large number of influenza pa
tients supplementary barracks at the
Moabit Hospital have been opened for
their accommodation, all the ordinary
wards there being full.
Paris, Dec. 2.—The epidemic of influ
enza has increased, and deaths from tho
disease occurred here last week by the
Dom Pedro Very 111.
Paris, Dec. 2.—The condition of Dom
Pedro, ex-Emperor of Brazil, is exciting
the gravest apprehensions. He was at
tacked by a chill yesterday, and despite
tbe attentions of his physician, he has
since continued to grow worse. His
physicians will hold a consultation.
They express much uneasiness regarding
the ex-Emperor's condition.
Emlu Pasha's Position.
Berlin, Dec. 2.—ln a private letter to a
friend in this city, Emm Pasha says he
has never received any written confirma
tion of his appointment as German Com
missioner in Africa. "I am," he writes,
"in a peculiar position, leading a German
expedition without knowing whether I
have been definitely appointed."
Signs of War.
Berlin, Dec. 2.—One hundred women
are engaged in Spandau rolling paper for
cartridges. This work has heretofore
been done in the prisons, but that source
of supply is not sufficient to meet present
pressure in tbe Royal Arsenal. The gun
casing department is working night and
day. . «.
Yellow Fever Raging.
London, Dec. 2.- Advices from Santos
state that owing to the prevalence of yel
low fever at that port 120 vessels were de
layed there, waiting the discharge of car- j
goes. Some vessels are departing for ]
other ports with the cargoes with which
they were laden on their arrival.
Germany and the "World's Fair.
Berlin, Dec. 2.—The Budget Commit- j
tee of the Reichstag has voted 900,000 j
marks to be devoted for providing aI
proper German exhibit at the Chicago
Columbian Exhibition in 1893.
OFF FOR MEXICO.
A Tour Which May Result In a Big
San Francisco, Dec. 2.—Daniel M.
Burns, George K. Wells, Clarence Water
house and M. IL Higgins, Private .Secre
tary to Governor Markham, will sail to
morrow for Mexico on au inspecting tour
ofthe famous San Yicenteand Candelaria
Mines. The main purpose cf the trip is
to close an immense mining deal in which
J. W. Mackay, James L. Flood, Colonel
Burns, Governor Markham and a Lon
don syndicate are interested. Several
months ago the syndicate bonded tho
San Vicente property, in Sinaloa
District, and tho present expedition is
almost sure to result in the purchase of
the mine for over 52,000,000. Tho San
Vicente is one of the oldest Mexican
mines, but has never been worked by
A Young Girl's Room.
A young girl's room may be as full of
costly articles as wealth can make it, or it
may be the result of taste and ingenuity
with but trifiing expense, but the one
who looks in upon it can, if choosing to
take the pains to do so, tell at once the
character of the occupant by the mere ar
rangement or disarrangement of the
place. There is, of course, the pretty ar
tistic ensemble that at first glance seems
to be only confusion, but which resolves
itself into a harmony of form and tint,
any change in which would be discord,
which tells something interesting con
cerning the artist in the arranger. Then
there is the precise and prim manner, in
which everything is at right angles:
every book is exactly in position on every
other book; no folderols are allowed;
nothing thai indicates a waste of time or
a love of pleasure, and everything that
indicates methodical, utilitarian and ex
acting traits, with little love of beauty,
indicates a character that will possibly
by-aud-by make iit'e a burden to every
one in the house. There is the oonfasion
again, which is disorder, where, every
thing lias been tossed at random; th
no place lor any thing, and nothing is in
its place, thus telling a lamentable tale of
its first cause. xVnd then there is the
abode of neatness without fanatical and
pragmatical effort for it. of order without
primness, of grace and spotlessness com
bined, a room where a little of the artist
is to be seen, a littie of the precision and
something of the perfect love of order
without its caricature.—Harper's Bazar.
First American Flag.
A flag of thirteen stripes and twelve
stars, now-owned by Mrs. H. K. p. Staf
ford of College City, Mass., is the firsi
American Hag ever saluted by any for. : n
nation. It was presented to John Paul
Jones by tho ladies of Philadelphia.
Floating from the mast of the Bon
Homino Bichard in its engagement with
the English vessel Serapis, it Avas shot
away and fell into tho water. James
Stafford, father of M rs. Stafford's hus
band, sprang into the water and saved
it. After the war was over it was pre
sented to him for meritorious service.
Tsul Kno Yin.
Tsui Kno Yin, the Chinese Minister at
! Washington, is greatly interested in as
j tronomy, and frequently retires at 7
I o'clock and rises at 3 in ordor to pursue
' his favorite studies while the streets are
[quiet. His wife is a little woman with
! diminutive feet, who spends much of her
j time in retirement, only appearing on
( such state occasious as render her appear
ance a necessity.
WHOLE NO. 15,042.
j Rough Weather Encountered by
an Ocean Steamer.
I WINDS OE HURRICANE FOROB, AND
SEAS MOUNTAIN HIGH.
Sevoral Districts in San Diego County
Vote to Issuo Bonds for tho Pur
pose of Building Irrigation Canals-
Governor Mark-ham Appoints Dan
Burns as Police Commissioner of
San Francisco to Succeed tho Late
R. P. Hammond.
•'•'•pccial to the Recojvd-Un-iox.
Vancoever (R. C), Dec. 2.—The Can
adian Pacific steamer Empress of China
arrived this morning. She left Yoko
hama November 19th, and had a very
stormy passage, with head winds of
hurricane force and the sea ran moun
tains high. When off the Aleutian Is
lands a wave stove in a steel lifeboat and
i swept it over the hurricane deck, tho
J water rushing down the funnels and grat
j ing, extinguishing the fires in some of tho
• furnaces. The mail boat was carried over
a spar on the ship's deck by the force of
the wind. She weathered tho storm
bravely,.and reached port on time, aud
with only one boat slightly damaged.
A NEW CORPORATION.
Prospectus Issued of tho California
Foreign Market Company.
San Francisco, Dec. 2.—The pros
pectus of a corporation known as the Cal
ifornia Foreign Market Company, re
cently organized by the State Board of
Trade for tho distribution and sale of
California fruits in foreign markets, has
been issued to horticulturists and per
sons interested in such matters through
out the State. The circular announces in
■ detail the provisions under which the or
! ganization is established, and solicits tho
co-operation of all California iruit-grow-
I ers. The corporation is to have a capital
stock of 110,000, divided into 1,000 shares
of the par value of $10 each, payable in
two installments, one upon the comple
tion of the corporation and the other as
I called for.
j The management ofthe enterprise shall
devolve upon five Directors, and it shall
be its purpose to introduce into tho
j foreign markets fruits, nuts, wines and
brandies, and such other products as may
! require the aid ofthe corporation.
Among those who have already sub
scribed are N. P. Chipman, J. S. Emery,
E. J. Gregory. Tyler Beach, J. A. Mor
rissey and A. Gallatin, each of whom
have taken ten shares, and Mr. Lubin of
Sacramento, who has subscribed for
Several Districts iv san Diego County
Vote to Issue Bonds.
San Dieco, Dec. 2.—Returns have been
received from several districts where
elections were held in the last few days
for the formation of irrigation districts
, and voting bonds. Fall Brook District,
I formed some months ago, voted by a
; large majority to issue $400,000 worth of
l»on.Is. Linda Vista, embracing 42,000
acres, tho nearest district to this city,
| voted to i<sue $1,000,000 worth of bonds.
The vote in I >tay District, embracing over
I 80,000 acres, resulted in a large majority
in favor of forming a district. The per
fection of Linda Vista and < >tay Districts
i will add over 100,0o:) acres of irrigatod
land to the immediate resources of this
CALIFORNIA NATIONAL BANK.
Examiner Chnmheriuin Completes tho
Compilation of His Report.
San Diego, Dec. 2.—Bank Examiner
Chamberlain has finished the compihi
i tion ot his report of the condition of tho
j recently suspended California National
, Bank, and sent his report to the Comp
j troller of Currency at Washington yes
! terday. He says he is not permitted to
j make public, the substance of the report.
1 Any information must come from the
I Comptroller of Currency. He will leave
I to-day to inspect other banks in his dis
| trict, having placed 8. F. Zombro of San
I Bernardino in charge of the suspended
Held to Appear.
Merced, Dec. 2. — The preliminary
examination of Julian Lamarie, charged
with cattle stealing, took place beforo
Justice Hicks to-day. The testimony of
Lawson's agents as to Lamarie's corrall
ing and making away with a young beef
which hnd been purposely branded on
[ the belly by the owner was strongly cor
!ro bo rated by circumstantial evidence
and positive evidence of other witnesses.
Defendant was held in the sum of $2,500
to appear before the Superior Court.
During tho past fifteen years Lamarie has
been arrested on a number of occasions
for cattle and hog stealing, but he has al
ways escaped conviction.
A Murderer Convicted.
PBXSKO, Dec. 2.—This afternoon the
jury in the case of Thomas Wasboo
Kelley, accused of killing one Michael
Kinney in the rear of the Front-street
saloon two or three months: since, re
turned a verdict of murder in the first
degree, and fixed the penalty at lifo in
the penitentiary. Kelly and Kenny had
a quarrel in the saloon, and the former
laid in wait for the latter alter he came
out of the saloon aud stabbed him to the
The Earthquake In Japan.
VA>:ri;rvi:;i (B. cy, Dec. 2.—Advices
from Japan by the Empress of China,
give later news regarding the great cart li
ke of October 23th. Careful figur
ing now places the number:)!' dead at 7,
--and the injured at 10,130, with 89,030
buildings wholly and 28,625 partially de
stroyed. Over 14,000 people ii ive been
rendered homeless and destitute.
Wants ro Bo Released on Ball.
Sax Fnvvi .so, Deo. 2.—Actor M. B.
Curtis, "Sam'l of Posen," who is held in
jail pending trial for the murder of Po
liceman Grant, sued out a writ of
habeas corpus this a.'iornoo;., the wri;,
made returnable before the Supreme
Court to-morrow night. Curtis desires
release on bail.
Dun Burns Secures tho Place.
Ran Francisco, Dec. _L—Governor
Markham to-day appointed Dan Burns
ss Police Commissioner to succeed the
iate R. P. Hammond.
Shasta County Dried Fruit.
Anderson, Dec. I.—A car of dried
prunes was shipped from here direct to
Chicago last night. This is the eighth car
Phosphorus is now being made byc.ee
tricity. The principal manufactory is in
England, wliere it is anticipated fully
1,000 tons will be made annually.