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VOLUME LXXXII.-XO. 94.
Crisp Sworn in as Presiding
Officer of the House.
COMMITTEES APPOINTED TO WAIT
ON THE PRESIDENT.
"Largo N'nmber of Vacancies Exist ing
ln the Senate Standing and Select
Committees—Census Bureau Bulle
tin Issued on the Subject of Trans
portation by Water on the Pacific
Coast—Tlie Chile Incident to Form
One of the Principal Subjects
Treated in tlio President's Message.
"Special to the Record-Unto:*.
Washington, Dee. 8. — The excited
feelings so apparent throughout the
Speakership contest had no part in lhe
proceedings of the House to-day. When
McMillin came in many members who
had not been with him in the fight
rushed up io shake hands and tell him he
made a good stand against the inevitable.
•Springer had on his coat lapel a bright
scarlet pink, which had been the emblem
of his campaign. Having cast his vote
and influence to Crisp, he was in high
favor \\ ith the victors.
When the nominations for Speaker
wero made this morning that of Heed
was the only one greeted with applause.
Jerry Simpson, acting for the Farmers'
Alliance party of nine, nominated Wat
son of ('eorgia, and smiles spread over
the House. When Judge Holman placed
Crisp in nomination the Democrats re
served their applause for tho moment
when he should be declared elected and
escorted into the House, hut at tiie name
Of "Keed the eighty-three Republicans
made all the noise consistent with their
numbers, and their votes were cast in
peculiarly loud voices to show that they
During the roll-call, Mills stood back
behind the rail on the Democratic side,
and when his name was called vol- d with
his usual depth of voice and earnestness
of manner. Hoar and Williams of Massa
chusetts, who were Milis' most active
workers, did not vote.
Tho silence of the Democratic side re
mained unbroken while the tellers
counted the vote—Crisp 2385, Reed 83,
Watson B—but8—but when the clerk announced
that Crisp was elected Speaker a wild
burst of applause tilled the House. As
Mills and Reed conducted the speaker to
the chair all the members stood up in
their places clapping their hands and
Washington, Dee. B.— Immediately
after the reading of the journal the oaths
were administered to Jones of Ar
kansas (re-elected), Dubois of Idaho and
< Sail of Florida. The papers in the mi I
of the credentials of Davidson, the claim
ant for Call's seat, were referred to the
( oinniittee on Privileges and Elections,
with instructions to report at an early
• lay. A like reference was made of the
papers in the case of Claggett, claiming
the seat of Dubois.
The Senate then took a recess till _" v. >i.
Oh reassembling, another recess was
taken to 3 o'clock, after the appointment
Of Sherman and Harris as a committee to
join the House committee in a visit to the
At 3_. the Senate adjourned until to
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.—When the House
convened this morning there was a large
At noon Clerk McPherson called the
body to order, and on motion of Holman
the election of Speaker was proceeded
Holman placed in nomination Charles
F. Crisp of Georgia.
Henderson of Illinois nominated Thos.
B. Reed. [Applause on the Republican
Simpson of Kansas nominated Thomas
U. Watson of Georgia.
Tellers were appointed and the ballot
The roll-call resulted : Crisp 228, Reed
83, Watson 8.
Mills and Springer were heartily ap
plauded when they recorded their votes
The Clerk announced the result and de
clared Crisp duly elected Speaker, amid
a storm of applause.
The Clerk then appointed Mills and
Reed as a committee to escort the newly
elected Speaker to the chair. The ap
pointment was received with applause,
not unmixed with laughter.
In a few moments Crisp entered, with
Mills and Reed supporting him on either
arm, and his march down the aisle was ■
perfect ovation, the Democrats in mass
rising and giving him cheer after cheer,
and the Republican members rising also.
When quiet was secured. Crisp said:
Oenth man of the Hornet of Representatives:
For the great honor you have conferred upon .
ite I return heartfelt thanks. 1 shall vn
deavor to discharge the office oi B_* alter with
courtesy, witb Drmness and with absolute im
j aitiality. [Applause. Let us unite Ln tbe
hope thai our labors here may result in the
•. net ment of tbe prosperity, honor and
glory Of oar beloved country. [Applause.] I
urn now ready to take the oath of office.
The oath of office having been adminis
tered by Holman of Indiana, tlie work of
-.wearing in the members of the Fifty
second Congress then began. When this
was concluded a resolution for the ap
pointment of Kerr for Clerk, Voder for
t-ergeant-at-Arms, Turner for Door
keeper and Dalton for Postmaster was
Henderson of Illinois offered as a sub
stitute a resolution for the appointment of
the present officers, with the exception of
Chaplain, for which office Charles B.
Ramsde-1 was named. Disagreed to.
dolman's resolution was then agreed
with an amendment offered by
ringer for the appointment of William
Milhurn as Chaplain.
he newly elected officers were then
m in and a resolution adopted dixect
'he Clerk to notify the President of'
lection of the Speaker and the Clerk. !
motion of Holman the Clerk v. as
ted to inform the Senate that the
<c had elected its Speaker and a J
im being present it was now ready
c Speaker appointed Blount, i
ireckenridge of Kentucky, a com
;e to join a simitar one from the Sen
to inform the President that Con
s was in session with a quorum !
resolution was adopted directing the \
aker to appoint a Committee on
dcs, Accounts, Enrolled Bills ■ d
.ileage, each to consist of the same j
lumber of members as in the Fiftieth |
< ongress,and referring the roles of the J
1 ist Congress to the Committee on Rul
It was ordered that the daily hour for '
the meeting of the House shail be 12
The House then proceeded to the draw
ing for seats. A resolution, the effect of
which was to permit Reed, Holman a
O'NeHl of Pennsylvania to select their
_, :its in advance, was adopted.
At the conclusion of the call the House
adjourned until to-morrow.
REPUBLICAN KEXATJS CAUCUS.
Action Taken Concerning tho Repre
<-oiit:'.t"oa on Committees.
Washington Dec. B.—The Republican
Senate caucus to-day appointed a com
mittee to reorganize the committees. The
committee assumed a task of greater
magnitude than is usual in such cases.
Serious inroads have been made by
death, resignation and failure of re
election in the ranks of the Senate as it
stood at the close of the Fifty-first Con
In the forty-two standing and thirteen
select committees there are not less than
seventy-two vacancies, including six
chairmanships in the list of standing
committees and one in the list of select
committees. The Committee on Finance
retains every one of its thirteen mem
bers, while Senator Sherman's Commit
tee on Foreign Relations has lost five of
its nine Senators. The Committees on
Judiciary, Education and Labor and
District of Columbia each lost three
members, including the chairman.
Other committees have been depleted in
a like manner.
When the House Committee on Elec
tions is appointed, and proceeds to con
sider the contested election cases which
will come before it, for the first time it
will have as a basis a digest of reports of
testimony and legal questions relative to
the elections which came before previous
Congresses. This digest is Intended by
ClerK Rowcll to assist the members in
reaching au impartial conclusion touch
ing the law ami precedent applicable to
any election contest.
THE COMING MESSAGE.
Tho Chile Matter Will be One of the
Principal Topics Discussed.
CHICAGO, Dec. 8. — A Washington
special says: The President's coming
message to Congress will have one sen
sational feature. The Chilean chapter
will be the most vigorous utterance that
has been contained in an executive mes
sage for a long while. It will show that
the seriousness of the situation has at no
time been underestimated by the Presi
dent and Secretary of state Blame.
There will be no hint of recalling Min
ister Egan. If anything is to be said on
that point it will be more likely a word
of praise than anything else. The ques
tion upon which the President wants to
give Congress the fullest information re
lates to the attack on tiie sailors of the
Baltimore and the unsatisfactory action
of the Chilean Government. The differ
ence between that attack and the New
Orleans lynching will be fully explained.
And then a hint may be given that it
may yet become necessary to present our
ultimatum to the Chilean Government.
Every naval commandant in the United
States has received instructions to tit out
and put in commission all the seagoing
men-of-war lying in American waters,
and the result is that two powerful flee
now have their bows turned toward the
President Harrison will probably hint
to Congress the steps wiiich it may be
necessary for tho United States to take in
order to insure reparation, tiie meaning of
which will be threefold—indemnity for
outrage, punishment for offenders and
apologies to the flag insulted.
Why lie Declined to Vote for Crisp for
Speaker on Roll-Call.
WAsiiiNfiTox, Dec. B.—Sherman Hoar
of Massachusetts, when asked why he
did not vote for Speaker on roll-call to
day said: "Last fall I stated that in the
coming contest for the Speakership I
would vote for no candidate who would
not promise to use his influence, if elected
Speaker, against the consideration of bad
financial legislation and the extension of
silver coinage. When Crisp became the
candidate ol the party I sent to him and
him to give me this promise, which
he declined to do. There was then noth
ing for me to do but refrain from voting
for him. In my judgment, however, he
will do exactly what he refused to prom
ise to do, namely, use his iidluence as
Speaker against the consideration of
measures looking to the extension of
coinage of silver. 1 feel fairly sure such
will be his action, but as I could not eet |
his promise he could not get my vote."
TIIK DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION".
An Effort Reins: Made to Have It Held
In San Francisco.
Washington, Dec. B.—The Executive
Committee of the National Democratic
Committee has decided to call the meet
ing of the National Committee at the
Arlington Hotel, Washington, D. C,
January 21, 1892, to decide upon the time
and place for holding tho Democratic con
The following was sent to-day to the
members of the National Executive ' *om
mittee of the Democratic party:
iuNTi.K-.fKN: Wears authorized by a com
mittee of lour hundred representative citi
zens of San "francisco to respectfuly invite
through you the meeting of the National
atic Convention of 1892 at the city of
s;ui Francisco. \v< respectfully represent
thai a convention ball a;m hotel accommoda
tions can be furnished in San Francisco Bur
passing any thai can be found elsewhere,
should this Invitation be accepted the com
mitte* will furnish free transportation for all
delegates to and from san Francisco, and to
the visitors thereat on excursion rates or SSO
Cor the round trip west of Chicago, St. Paul,
S;. Louis and New Orleans: Tbe committee
guarantees reasonable hotel rates.
The letter is Bigned by T. Geary, A.
("aminetti, Edmund Curtis and JohnC.
Reciprocity With Germany.
WASHINGTON. Dec. B.—While it is im
possible to obtain official acknowledg
ment to that effect, it is known that a
commercial convention under the reci- ■
procity clause of the McXinley Act has
been practically concluded ' between
Germany and the United Stales, and that
the President will soon issue a proclama
tion announcing the fact. The conven
tion contemplates the free importation of
Germany's sugar into the United states,
and a reduction of duty on American
cereals imported into Germany from live
to three arid a half marks.
Washington, Dec. 4.— W. S. McAllis
ter of Mississippi, Chairman of the Na
tional Committee of the Anti-Sub-Treas
ury Alliance, who has been making a
tour of the States where his party is
strongest, found awaiting him letters
from his fellow-oommitteemen urging
him to postpone the date oi the National
Convention called for Memphis, Teun.,
December 16th. He has decided to do
this, and to-day issued a notice postpon
ing the convention to a date to be named
Departure ot* the Atlanta Delayed.
Washington, Dec. S.*-The departure
of tho Atlanta for her new station in
the South Atlantic waters will be de
layed a few* days by reason ofa change of
commanders. An order was issued to
day relieving Captain Phillip from the
command of the vessel and ordering Cap
tain Higgin on to that duty. Lieutenant
Mason is also detached from the Atlant a
WABH-WOTOIf, Dec. B.—The Cabinet
met to-day as usual, out the session -was
a short one. The State, War and Treas
ury Departments were not represented.
Chief Page of th© nouse.
Washington, Dec. B.—-J. T. English,
nephew of W. D. English, will be made
Chief Page of the House of Representa
Secretary Foster Improving*.
Washington, Dee. 8. —Secretary Fos
ters case shows decided improvement
SACRAMENTO, AYEDNESDAY MOKXING-, DECEMBER 9, 1891.
HEAVY WINDS AND RAINS.
Considerable Damage Done by the
Storm on Puget Sound.
A HURRICANE PASSES OVER CAR
SON CITY. NEVADA.
Tlio "Rainfall in the State the Heaviest
Thus Far This Season -Trains De
layed In the Siskiyou by a Heavy
Fall of Snow—Death of an Oeto- i
trenarlan at Xapa—Two Members of
San Bernardino's Board ol" Super
visors Resign Their Office.
Special to the Rkcord-Union.
Portt.a.nd, Dec. B.—The storm Sunday
night and yesterday did considerable
damage on the Sound. Many tree-were
blown down across the railroad tracks, j
Several washouts were encountered on
the Lake Shore, and Eastern trains are
The storm extended over the entire
northwest, from British Columbia to the
California line, and east to Montana. On
Puget Sound steamers were delayed by
the heavy wind, but no serious dam
age to shipping has been reported. At
Fairhavon, Wash., last night, a team of
horses standing on the wharf was blown
into the bay and drowned, and a small
sloop was broken from its moorings and
sunk. The storm subsided last night, but
the telegraph wires are still badly crip
pled. In the Cascade Mountains snow
fell heavily and trains were delayed sev
eral hours on account of snow and falling
Si'okani: (Wash.). Dec. B.—A heavy
snowstorm prevailed hero yesterday, de
laying traffic on the railroads for several
hours, but a warm wind has followed and
the snow is inciting.
Asm.and, Dec. S.—Unusually heavy I
rainstorms have prevailed in Southern
Oregon and Northern California since
iast night. Heavy snow has fallen on
the Siskiyous, interfering seriously with
trains on the Son thorn Pacific The south
bound passenger, leaving at noon to-day,
was delayed by snow and an icy track
live hours between Ashland and" Siski
you at the summit of the mountain. The '
northbound overland, due here at 4:10
this afternoon, cannot get here until late
KAIN IN THE STATE.
San Fk_*CISCO, Dec. B.—Tho rainstorm |
which commenced here to-day extends !
over the northern and central portions ofi
the Slate, and seems to be traveling south.
At many points the rain is the heaviest of
the season. Rain is reported at Tracy, !
Petaluma, Napa, Stockton, Marysville, !
Nevada, Sonoma, Oroville and" Chico.
Heavy snows have fallen in the mount- I
DrNSMrin, Dec. 8. -Snow commenced :
falling this morning and has continued
all nay, but has nearly stopped now. It !
is three feet deep. The snowplows are j
running ahead of all trains. The south- !
hound passenger is about seven hours '
late. The weather is warm and the snow
Corning, Dec. B.—There was a light
hail during the night. At 8 o'clock it
commenced raining. There will be a j
good fall. Business is good and farmers
HURRICANE IN NEVADA.
Carson (Nev.), Dec. B.—A hurricane of
sixty miles an hour passed over this city |
to-day. The thick plate glass in the
Bullion and Exchange Bank was forced
in and cracked in several places by the !
wind. Lake Tahoe was lashed Into a
foam. Peculiar weather has prevailed the
last twenty-four hours. The thermome
ter in tho State Meteorological ('dice rose !
12° in one minute, and is still rising.
DEATH OF AN OCTOGENARI AX.
Uorn in San Francisco "When There
Wero but Three Houses There.
Nai'.v, Dec. B.—Mrs. Martha Higuerra
Fryas died hem to-day. She was horn in
San Francisco when there were but!
three houses there, and has seen the en- J
tire growth and development of Califor
nia. Her exact age is not known, but it
is thought to he about loi years. At one I
time she was wealthy, owning a huge :
tract of land in tiiis county under a Mex
ican grant, but complications arose and !
her property was all taken from her af
ter lengthy litigation, and she died poor.
TRANSPORTATION DV WATER.
Census Dulletiu Rotating to the Subject
ou This Coast.
Washington, Dec. B.—The Census
Bureau to-day issued a bulletin on the
subject of transportation by water on the
I'aciiic Coast, considered as an industry.
The information tarnished relates to the
business of transportation by water as
carried on in 1888 by all craft over live
tons registered in the ports of Caliiornia,
Oregon and Washington. Information is
given in detail in fifteen tables, from
wiiich the following summary is drawn:
Total craft. 1,842; value, " S_:s,u;'7,''7o;
freight movement by ton, 8,818,363: gross
$20,<£28^18; expenses, * 17,274,809.
County Officials Resisrn.
San Bkunakoino, Dc-. 8.-At this
afternoon's session of the Doard of Super- j
visors two members -Q. W. Garcelon of
Riverside and 11. Glass of Highlands—re- j
signed as members of the board, and j
their resignations were accepted. The
other three mem hers of the board—J. N. j
Victor of this city, I. W. Lord of Cuca- |
monga and J. A. Johnson of Daggett—
worked unanimously together and de
cided to enlarge and rebuild the present
Courthouse, at a cost of about K_SO,OOQ.
<iarcelon and Glass opposed this ex
penditure. Their reasons for resigning
are not yet given to the public.
New Bank for Woodland.
Woodland, Dec. B.—Articles of incor
poration of the Yolo County Savings
Bank were filed with the County Clerk
to-day. The subscribed capital is 9300,000.
following are the Directors: 11. P. Mer
ritt, A. 1). Forter, Amos Gable, IL C.
liable, P. Ej. Langenoar. D. N. llershey.
John Wohlfrom, M. T. Kmmett and Geo.
Woodward. The place of business is
Woodland. The new bank is a strong
corporation, and will open in a few weeks.
Wants of Sauta Ana.
Santa Ana, Dec. B.—At a meeting of
the Santa Ana Board of Trade last even
ing a committee was appointed to call on
the Santa Fe and ask that the line
from San Bernardino be extended to
Santa Ana. as was first agreed upon, and
another to ask the railroad companies to
make Santa Ana a terminal point, with
freight rates the same as San Diego and
Los Angeles. It was also resolved to at
tend the beet-sugar meeting at Garden
Grove Wednesday evening.
Los Angei.es, Dec. B.—A Southern Cal- )
ifornia Immigration Convention was held
ben to-day, in pursuance of a call is- j
sued a month ago by the Chamber ofi
Commerce. Representatives were pres-
ent from the southern counties, and a
permanent organization was effected.
Another meeting will be held on the loth
inst., when a constitution and by-laws
will be adopted and workicommenccd.
A Day of Sorrow.
Maktink:-, Dec. B.—The funeral of
Postmaster Morgan H. Bailhache took
place this afternoon, and was attended by
a large number of citizens, members of
the G. A. K. and county officials. Busi
ness almost ceased, Hags were placed at
half-mast, the county ofhees closed and
general sorrow was expressed by the
A Long; Sentence.
Woodland, Dec. B.—ln the Superior
Court to-day Judge Prewett denied the
motion for a new trial in the case of Dan
Bemmerly, and sentenced him to twenty
two years in Folsom, an increase of tive
years over the tirst conviction and sen
Petaluma Poultry ShoAv.
Pktm.ima, Dec &—The poultry show
opened at tiie Agricultural Park Pavilion
Lo-day, and was well attended. Over
1,500 fowls, beside pigeons, rabbits, cats, [
dogs and birds, have been entered for ex
Resiling Repairs on the San Francisco.
VaU-EJO, Dec. 8, —Tfcß men at the navy
yard are working overtime to get the
cruiser San Francisco ready for sea on
Friday. Nothing further is known.
STATE BOARD OF TRADE.
BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT YES-
Tl: R1) AY' S MEI :ti X ( i .
Consideration of the Question of Es
tablishing a Market for Califor
nia Fruits In Loudon.
Special to the RecorivUnion.
San Fbancisco, Dec. B.—-The regular
weekly meeting of the State Board of
Trade was held to-day, Eugene Gregory
Of Sacramento presiding.
The Finance Committee reported $882 50
collected from subscriptions luring No
vember. There were Si,.dl on hand at
the beginning of the month. Disburse- j
ments footed up ?1,381, leaving a cash
balance December Ist of $8_ 45.
A letter was read from Leonard Coates
of Napa relative to the proposition to
market California fruits in London. He
reported that a grand fruit show is to be
held th« re in W92 and he suggested that
here was an opportunity for California
to make a display which would be of
lasting value to the State.
Messrs. Mills, Chipman and others
spoke favorably of such an exhibition
and of the movement started at the last
meeting of the board to organize an asso
ciation, whose object should be to open
up the English market for our fruits.
A letter, was read from a gentleman who
desired his name to be withheld at pres
ent, applying for the position of manager i
of the proposed fruit headquarters in
London. He has had an experience of
eighteen years in the fruit trade abroad,
and expressed confidence in the future of
the European market for our fruits.
General Chipman said Englishmen
who have come lately to Tehama County
express the Opinion that London alone
could take all our fruit product if the
trade were pressed.
James Gilbertson, representing the
fruit house of L. Wurzburg _ Co. of Lon
don, spoke favorably of the idea and
promised the co-operation of his house
and its many agencies.
I>. C. McAfee mentioned several ap
plicants for the place Of manager, among
them Mr. Newing, who has been bring
ing British colonists to Kern County.
Displays of fruit have lately been sent by
him to London and Liverpool. Queen
Victoria lately accepted a box oi* Kern
County peaches, the Earl of Gosford, who
owns a ranch in Kern, being influential
in transmitting the gift to her majesty.
The < 'oinniittee oa Resolutions handed
in a report concerning the resolution in
reference to indorsing the Trafnc Asso
ciation, favoring the action taken. The
report was adopted, with an amendment
approving the building of canals, im
provement of waterways, and to assist in
starting new ocean and river steamship
President Gregory announced the ap
pointment of the following standing com
Auditing and Finance Committee—J. S.
l-raery, Tyler Beach, A. A. Hibbard;
Committee on Immigration—John P.
Irish, E.W.Jones, Mark L. McDonald,
<'. •'. Hutchison. Jesse D. Carr; Com
mittee on Exhibition—J. A. MorriSsey,
.". B. * oldwelL s. H. Cole, Joseph W.
Davis, E, Greer; Committee on Printing
and Advertising—William 11. Mills, E.
W. Maslin, <'. M. Francis; Committee on
Agricultural and Industrial Resources of
the State —N. J. Chipman, George C.
Perkins, Albert Gallatin, Mark L. Mc-
Donald, John Boggs.
Perpetrators of a Double Murder in
Chicago, Dec. B.—The mystery of the
murder of Mrs. Leggenhagen and son a
couple of weeks ago was partly cleared
ap to-day, and Herman Kraatz is under
arrest, accused with being one of the per
petrators of the double murder. The
police and Coroner have been at variance
as to whether the mother and son sui
cided after slaying the other, or whether
both were murdered by a thief or desper
To-day, when the inquest was about
finished. Kraatz betrayed nervousness
upon betagquestioned about his financial
relations with Mrs. Leggenhagen, as well
as to his movements at the time of her
death. The problem of the method of the
murder was brought to light by the dis
covery of a robbery in the room where
the bodies lay. and it is believed that the
mother and son were smothered to death.
Kraatz is the husband of the dead
woman's stepdaughter. The police are
investigating the whereabouts of his two
The curious fact is that Kraatz's father
and uncle years ago fought each other
with knives after a quarrel. The uncle
killed his man, went insane, and died in
an asylum. What relation, if any,
Kraat-S wife has to the murder of her
stepmother and brother does not appear,
but it is known that tho girl had bitterly
complained of the dead woman's habits.
Chicago, Dec. B.—Six furlongs, First
Lap won, Diamond Dick second, Red
stone third. Time, l:_*-3.
Five furlongs, Katurah won, Hannah
Moberly second, Cruikshauk third.
<me mile, Duster won. Quotation sec
ond. Wheeler T. third. Time, i-_JJ.
Five furlongs. Critic won, Glenoid sec
ond, Promise third. Time, 1:00\.
Five furlongs, Fred Knox won, Swif
ton second, Johnnie Green third. Time,
Field Growing: Stronger.
New York, Dec. B.—Cyrus W. Field is
growing stronger every day and his spir
its are brighter. Mrs. Lindley, his daugh
ter, is still seriously ill.
Boat— of Bishop Gallnjrher.
N*_W ORLEANS, Pec. B.—Bishop Gal
lagher of the Episcopal diocese of Lou
isiana died last night of heart disease,
AFFAIRS IN CHILE.
Minister Egan Refuses to Give Up
BALMACEDAN SOLDIERS KEPT IN
Switzerland's President Tenders His
Resignation—Decision (Rendered in
the Maybrick Insurance Case—The
Reports of the Mine Accident In
"Russian Poland Greatly _xa_rg-er
ated— Tragedy In a French Consul
ate in Spain.
Special to the Record-Union.
Santiago, Dec. B.—A communication
was sent to United States Minister Egan
Saturday by the President of the Cham
ber of Deputies, requesting permission to
serve citations on the refugees now in the !
American Legation. Mr. Egan wrote to |
Minister Matta, asking him by what j
authority the President of the Chamber j
of Deputies sent such a communication
to him. He was, he said, accredited to
Chile, and did not recognize the right of
the President to officially communicate
with him in any way except through the
Benor Matta apologized, but made a
similar request to which Mr. Egan re
plied that the request was not admissible
unless he received specific instructions
from the United States, as the refugees
were in the legation under extra-terri
i Respite the efforts of the Government it
transpires that 1,000 revolvers are miss
ing from the artillery barracks at Santi
ago, and it is (eared that some conspiracy
is on foot. Tlie soldiers here are eon
lined to their barracks, the marine artil
lerymen at the forts of Valparaiso have
been replaced by sailors from the fleet,
and such soldiers of Balmaceda as are
now in prison have been placed in soli
tary confinement and are not permitted
to hold any communication with the out
si, Ie world.
The persecutions and boycott of Balma
ceda's army officers may result seriously
soon. They say: "We cannot let our
v.ives and children starve.'" Unless the
restrictions are soon removed trouble is
to be feared.
HKNLRAL VALASQUEZ SURRENDERS HIM
Valparaiso, Dec. B.—General A'ap
quez. who was Minister of War under the
Balmaceda regime, and who upon the
fall of Valparaiso sought temporary
refuge in the German Legation, left that
asylum some time ago and has since been
in hiding. He surrendered himself to the
military tribunal to-day, after having re
ceived guarantees from Intendente Lira of
Santiago that he would be dealt with
It transpires that British Minister Ken
nedy was not aware of the shipment of
silver by Balmaceda on board the British
vessel Espeizle after she had sailed from
ELerr Gatschmidt, the German Minis
ter, it would seem, had entered into an
intrigue with Thomson, correspondent of
the London Times, whereby the latter
was to use his paper a^ B CSttpsw to stir
up ill-feeling through misrepresentations
of the United States and its representa
TnE WORLD'S FAIR.
Views of French Exporters Concern
ing: Their Participation.
Paris, Bee. B.—An Associated Press
correspondent has been making in
quiries among a number of exporters
concerning their participation, in tho
Chicago World's Fair.
Ernest Tourdclet, member of the Paris
Chamber of Commerce, said though the
McKinley bill discouraged them greatly,
they could not abdicate from their hold
on the American markets, and that the
leading French exporters would make
every effort to present excellent exhibits.
A prominent Marseilles wool exporter,
M. Hanerwein, said the principal manu
facturers there did not yet show much
interest in the undertaking, but this feel
ing may change.
Another Marseilles exporter said their
Chamber Of Commerce had been re
quested by the French Government to
endeavor to attract exhibitors, and has
done so, but up to the present no demand
for space has been requested. This
probably might change.
A firm ot Lyons silk exporters said
there was very little enthusiasm there,
but some manufacturers have signified
their intention of participating. The
slowness is attributed to the effects of the
A firm of upholstery manufacturers of
Roubaif said the tariff so interrupted
their trade that there was no encourage
ment to undergo the expense necessary
to prepare an exhibit. They are con
vinced, they said, that the manufacturers
of North Prance wiil generally abstain
Similar expressions as to lack of ad
vantage to French manufacturers and
merchants in making exhibits at the Chi
cago exposition were made by many other
exporters and manufacturers.
THE FRKNCH NAVY.
Unabated Activity In the Building: of
Paris, Dec. B.—ln a debate on the naval
estimates in the Deputies to-day, Barbey,
Minister of Marine, said tbe building of
ships for the navy continued with una
bated activity, and within ten years
eighty-one ships would be built, includ
ing six ironelaids and fifty swift cruisers.
Next year the navy would have over 200
torpedo boats. France, he said, was the
only nation that had solved the problem
of submarine navigation, and wouhl soon
possess a submarine navy that would
give results as yet unaUained. New
quick-firing guns, with effectiveness su
perior to anything ever before achieved,
have also been added to the armaments
of the republic. In view of the extent of
preparations and readiness for war,
France ought to feel secure, he said. The
speech was received with enthusiastic ap
Maybrick Insurance Case.
London, Dec. B.—The Court of Appeals
has decided in the Maybrick case that the
insurance company must pay the amount
of insurance to the executors of Mr. May
brick. holding that the policy was only
payable to them and not to the wife as
assignee. Mrs. Maybrick is now* serving
a life sentence for the murder of her hus
band, so the money will be paid to the
executors of the deceased, who must first
pay the creditors of the estate and then
devote the remainder to the children of
tlie deceased. The wife as assignee, owing
to her crime, could receive nothing.
Switzerland's President Resigns.
Bkrnk, Dee. B.—Dr. Welti, President of
Switzerland, has resigned, owing to the
plebiscite taken a few days ago, which re
sulted in a majority of the electors voting
against the Government's purchase of the
.Swiss Central Railway Department.
Dr. Welti also resigned his member
ship in the Federal Council, of which j
body he was President. When the other
members of the Federal Council learned
of his action, they unanimously asked
him to reconsider it.
Gloomy Outlook in Russia.
Warsaw, Dec. 8. —It is learned on good
authority that the failure of crops is not
universal. In Caucasus the harvest is so
abundant that grain is rotting at the sta
tions for want of rolling stock to carry it
away. There is much reason to suppose
that there will be a famine next year also.
Autumn wheat is seriously injured by
rain, and very probably the spriug crops
in many Eastern Governments will turn
out no better than this year, indeed, the
outlook in Russia is very gloomy, aiul
everyone is preparing for a*sad winter.
Situation ln Rfo Janeiro Critical.
Rio Janeiro, Dec. B.—The situation in
the State of Rio Janeiro is becoming criti
cal. The opposing forces are arming
themselves. Governor Partello holds
Nictheroy. The insurgents have estab
lished a provisional government and
selected Parahoa as the capital. They are
organizing for an attack on Nictheroy.
The Government is apathetic.
Tragedy In a French Consulate.
Madrid, Dec. B.—A dispatch from San
Sebastian, an important port in the pro
vince of Guicuzcoa on the Bay of Biscay,,
says the Chief Chancellery of the De
partment of the French Consulate there
shot and killed the French Consul, De
St. Sauveur. He then shot himself to
death. No reason is given for the double
British Bark Stranded.
Liverpool, Dee. B.—The vessel which
was stranded in the river Mersey last
night was the British bark Hannah
Landles, which sailed from Liverpool
December 7th for Astoria, Or. Tiie
twenty-six persons on board of her were
Only Four Were Killed.
St. Petersburg, Dee. B.—A dispatch
from Nifka, in Russian Poland, states
that the first report of the colliery acci
dent there was greatly exaggerated and
the loss of life, instead of being 180, as
first stated, was not more than four.
A Steamer Badly Damaged.
London, Dec. 3.—The steamer Victoria,
which struck a pier and was unable to
make the harbor last night, arrived safely
at Dover this morning, but was badly
damaged. The passengers state that they
passed an awful night.
St. Petersburg-, Dec. B.—Owing to the
absence of forage in the famine-stricken
districts, a great number of horses are
being exported to prevent them from
starving to death.
Murder and Sule'de.
London, Dec. B.—At Heanor, Notting
ham, to-day, a man strangled his wife
and then committed suicide by drowning
himself in a cistern. No reason is given
for his action.
Government Treasury Robbed.
St. Petersburg, Dec. B.—A dispatch
from Vladivostock says thieves robbed the
Government Treasury thero of 1250,000.
The thieves entered and escaped from
the Treasury by an underground passage.
St. Pbteksbttro, Dec. B.—A fire broke
out in Moskatalnaia street this evening,
and is still burning fiercely. Several
chemical warehouses were destroyed.
King George Has Chickcn-Pox.
Athens, Dec 8. —King George is suf
fering from an attack of chicken-pox.
THE BARNABY MURDER.
Outline of the Prosecution Explained
by tho District Attorney.
Denver, Dec. B.—The trial of Dr.
Graves, charged with the murder of Mrs.
Barnaby, was resumed to-day. District
Attorney Stevens made the opening ad
dress. He gave a graphic account of
Mrs. Barnaby's life from the time of her
marriage, her friendship for Graves, the
final misunderstanding, her unfortunate
trip West and her death in this city. He
then proceeded to show the jury upon
what facts and circumstances he relied
for tlie conviction of tho defendant. He
"it is a fact which we will establish to
your satisfaction that at the time Mrs.
Barnaby reached Deuver on this last
fatal trip it was her intention to take
from Dr. Graves all the property and
money in his control and invest it in
business in this city, and that she was
seriously thinking of changing her will
and cutting off Graves, who was a bene
ficiary to the extent of §_5,h00, and also
drawing an annual salary from her of
_v"»,<X)O. We are prepared: to prove the
package, containing the fatal bottle,
mailed in Boston, was stamped with
stamps purchased in Providence, and it
is evident this was done for the purpose
of misleading the recipient. The ad
dress and inscription on the package
were in a disguised handwriting, which,
we are satisfied, we will be able to prove
to you is the handwriting of Graves."
Stevens concluded: "We will show
you, gentlemen, that Graves Is the only
person iv the world who could have any
motive for the destruction of this lady.
We will show by circumstantial evidence
that this bottle of Fowler's solution was
prepared and mailed by the defendant.
We propose that this prosecution shall
stand upon its merits, without regard to
what the defense has interposed."
Editorial Comment by the Press of
New York, Dec. B.—The editorial com
ments of the morning papers in this city
upon tho Speakership result are as fol
•The Herald says: It is all right. The
object of the contestants has not been to
elect a fitting and well-equipped Ciiair
m;m simply, but to push the claims of
Cleveland or Hill in the coming Presi
The World says: The choice is signifi
cant of the dpminence of b prudent spirit
in the great Democratic majority.
The Times: The election of Crisp by
the coalition and demagogy of Hill, the
spoilsmongering of Tammany, the pro
tectionism of < 'orman and Brice, the half
corrupt, hall fanatical free-silver move
ment and the old South, must inevitably
give pause to men who believed the Dem
ocratic party to be the fit instrumentality
for the accomplishment of tariff reform
and for a clean and honest administration
of the Government.
The Trihur.e: The two wings of the
Democratic party have been fighting each
other with all the intensity of men who
have rooted convictions, and whose con
victions are, moreover, supplemented
by personal interests of the gravest na
ture. If the Western and Southern pol
icy should bo adopted, Cleveland would
have to stand aside for somebody else.
No wonder there is intense feeling, and
the result of the decision which the caucus
finally has reached cannot yet be defi
The Sum This result is a triumph for
the conservative forces in the Democratic
ranks, and a kick at the Mugwumps. It
makes brighter the prospect for electing
a Democratic President.
Wisconsin Town in Flames.
St. Paul, Dec. B.—New Richland. Wis.,
i.s on fire, and help has been called for
! from St. Paul. A message received ex
j presses fear lest the town wiil be de
WHOLE KO. 15,047.
They Object to Whites Settling on
Tongue River Reservation.
THE AGENT NOTICED THAT AN
ATTACK WOULD BE MADB.
A Texas Grand Jury Imprisoned for
Contempt In Summoning a Judge
on tho Bench to Appear as a Male
factor — Four Persons Killed and
Nineteen Others Dangerously In
jured in Monday's Wreck Near
"White Plains, Missouri.
Special to the Record-TJnton.
Mii.es City (Mont.), Dec. B.—Orders
have been received from headquarters iv
St. Paul for the troops at Fort Keogh to
go to the Cheyenne Agency, as the reds
were dancing in violation of order and
have notified the agent that they intend
to make an attack. Since the order from
the General Land Office id lowing those
settlers who claim prior rights within tiie
reservation to make final proofs thereon,
trouble has been feared, and the Indians
have made threats.
Three settlers came in from Tongue
River and say the Indians have noticed
surveyors at work locating claims, and
declare that the white men shall not hold
ranches within the reservation. While
they are in a most threatening mood no
active hostilities have yet occurred. A
number of troops are now at the reserva
NO TROUBLE ANTICIPATED.
St. Paul, Dec. B.—This afternoon Gen
eral Merritt sent his aide. Lieutenant
Oscar J. Brown of tlie First Cavalry, to
the Tongue River Indian Agency in Mon
tana to investigate the reported Indian
trouble. No trouble is anticipated, and
troops have merely been sent as a pre
THE REPORTS DISCREDITED.
Chicago, Dec. B.—Army officers in this
department are inclined to discredit the
reports telegraphed here that the Chey
ennes at the Cheyenne Agency have
gone on the warpath. Captain liuggins,
of General Miles'stat I.*, says it is hardly
possible that tiie Cheyennes will at this
time attempt an outbreak. They are,
however, dissatisfied because the whites
uho settled on thei*- reservation wen' al
lowed to remain, with a likelihood of
getting a patent for their lands. The
number of Cheyennes is greatly over
estimated in the dispatches, and instead
of 2,000 there are not more than oUO able
bodied men on the reservation.
TIIE TABLES TURNED.
A Texas .Judge Orders a Grand Jury
New Orleans, Dee. s.—A Times-
Democrat San Antonio, Tex., special
says: There is considerable excitement
here to-day over the arrest of the Grand
Jury. There is a fine offSO hanging over
each member, imposed by Judge King,
w ho held that they were in contempt in
serving an attachment on him while he
was on the bench. Tho attorney acting
in their behalf left here to-night with a
petition to the .Supreme Court, in session
at Tyler, for a writ of habeas corpus.
Meantime the Grand Jurymen are in
jail. An indignation meeting was held
by those in sympathy with the jury to
night. Most of the lawyers say the ac
tion of Judge King is correct; that the
Grand Jury had no right to summon a
.1 udge on the bench to appear as a male
Four Persons Killed aud Nineteen In
jured lv the West Plains Disaster.
W EST Pi.Aixs (Mo.), Dec. S.—The wreck
which occurred two miles north of here
last night was more disastrous than first
reports indicated. The scene that fol
lowed the collision was horrible. In the
caboose of the construction train wero
twenty-lour men, and not one of them es
caped injury, lour were killed and nine
teen others dangerously hurt, some of
them fatally. Many neighboring farmers
were quickly ou the scene ot disaster,
and did everything in their power to al
leviate the in jurea. Those injured, who
could be removed, were taken to the hos
pital at Fort Scott. Of the injured, Ben
Martin and a lew others will die. The
cause of tlie wreck was ihe neglect of the
conductor and engineer of the construc
Sawtelle Murder Caso.
Concord (N. H.), Dec s.—ln the Saw
telle case to-day considerable comment
was caused by the tact that the skull sup
posed to bo that of Hiram Sawtelle had,
when found, no teeth whatever in the
upper jaw, and but si.x front teeth iv the
lower jaw. Mrs. Sawtelle Btated to-day
that her husband bad several teeth in the
upper jaw, and those of the lower jaw
were good and regular.
Held for Manslaughter.
Tuknton* (N. J.), Dee. B.—The con
ductor aud engineer of the train wiiich
obstructed the course of the New York
express, causing a collision ou Thursday
last on the Philadelphia and Heading
Railroad, have been held to the Grand
Jury on a charge of manslaughter by the
Extra session of Missouri Legislature.
St. Louis, Dec. 8. — A special from
Washington says: Governor Francis has
informed a representative of the Glob -
Democrat that ne has decided to call an
extra session of the Legislature January
loth next lor the purpose ol redistricting
the Stat .
Liquor Question in South Carolina.
Coi.imius (S. C), Dec. B.—The House
of Representatives has passed tlie Childs
bill to prohibit the manufacture and sale
of spirits and intoxicating liquors in
South Carolina except under certain re
strictions. The bill now goes to tho
Chicago, Dec. B.—in the tug-of-war
contests to-night at Lattery B Armory
the Americans won two successive \ ic
tories, defeating Italy and France. Scot
land defeated England and Ireland beat
Shot to Death.
Cohmiua (S. Cl, Dec. B.—Yesterday
Dick Lundy (colored) was shot to death
in jail by a mo!> for the murder of .lames
Ouzta, the sou of the Sheriff of Edgefield
Russell Sar.e Much Better.
New York, Dec. B.—Russell Sage is so
much better to-day that he took a drive
in Central Park. The other victims of
the explosion are recovering.
Bath (Me.), Dec B.—The United States
gunboat heretofore known as No. "> was
successfully launched this afternoon.
I She was christened Maehias.