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VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 181.
A Startling Confession of
Crime in Texas.
Two Brothers Testifying
' Against Each Other.
Ex-Hpeaker Randall's Death Momen-
Sixteen Persons Poisoned By Eating Wild
Turkey—The Carpenters' Strike Still
On in Chicago.
Associated Press IMspatehcs. I
Dallas, Tex., April 10. —Charles ami
"Commodore" Miller, indicted for rol>
bing an express car on the. Texas and
Pacific road, near this city, a year ago,
were placed on trial today. After the
robbery no clew could be obtained to the
perpetrators. Several months later the
Millers were arrested for another crime.
Charles turned State's evidence and
confessed that he and his brother com
mitted the express robbery, bad raped
two white women, robbed stores and
residences and sand-bagged pedestrians.
Tbe case has been tried from time
to time, but without coming to a convic
tion or acquittal. The "Commodore"
had always until today maintained his
innocence, but when he learned that
Charles had turned State's evidence and
' would go free, he hastened to confess,
himself, and told of more crimes than
Charles had made known. This caused
a sensation in court, and the case was
adjourned until the 12th.
The Carpenters Feeling Confident of An
Chicago, April 10.—The carpenters
strike is still on, and the men are confi
dent. The owners of large buildings
nearly completed are growing impatient
and threaten to put the contracts into
new hands. On the strength of this
there was a movement among some
of the members of the Master
Carpenters' Association, to dis
solve that body and allow its in
dividual members to make what terms
they see fit. Influential members of the
association, however, are opposed to this
One hundred cigar-rollers at the
Columbia factory today joined the
strikers who went out yesterday.
At a lengthy meeting tonight, the
Master Carpenters' Association de
cided to continue in their refusal to
recognize the strikers' union, but per
mission was given the members, as in
dividuals, to employ men at such wages
as they choose to pay.
K.\ M> A 1.1. SINKING.
The Ureat Statesman's Death Moment
Washington, April 10. —Randall con
tinues to grow weaker, and the end is in
sight; but no one can tell how much
longer he may be able to continue to
struggle for life. Any hour may witness
his last moments, or his life may be
prolonged several days. He retains
strength enough to move about in bed,
but his life is now hardly more than mere
existence. Opiates are given him to
make him easier. -Most of the time
he is only semi-conscious. He has not
for two weeks been without fever. He
takes nourishment well. At 2 o'clock
there is no change worthy of note in his
This evening Randall's strength suf
fered another depletion, and be is
weaker than in the morning. At mid
night, however, he is resting easily.
AN INDIGNANT COMMISSION.
The Vagaries of Kailroad Men De
nounced in Strong Terms.
Kansas City, April 10. —The Kan.sas
Railroad Commission today ordered the
Leroy and Coney Valley line, leased by
the Missouri Pacific, to put on a daily
passenger train, and, commenting on
the fact that the dwellers in the country
adjoining the road, who voluntarily
taxed themselves tto suppor the road,
are compelled to ride in a caboose on a
freight train, says: "While this is going
on tens of thousands of dollars are
being wasted by the railroad company
in what is called a passenger rate war, a
species of amusement which certain
young men conducting the passenger
tariff traffic indulge in when they get
tired of playing baseball. They ought
to be Bent to Jericho until their heads
have grown, and sober-minded men put
in their places."
Sixteen Persons Poisoned by Partaking
of Wild Turkey.
LrTTLE Rock, Ark., April 10.—The
poisoning of two whole families is re
ported from Browing station, Franklin
county. Sixteen persons were pois
oned, and at the latest accounts twelve
are in a precarious condition and not
expected to survive. William Browing
shot a large wild turkey gobbler,
and invited the family of George Haines
to dine with him. After partaking of
the turkey all were taken ill. It is sup-
Eosed that the turkey had, just before
eing shot, eaten some poisoned meat
set for wolves.
The Alleged Benders Released.
Oswego, Kan., April 10.—Mrs. Griffith
and daughter, of Niles, Mich., brought
here some time ago on suspicion of be
ing the notorious Mrs. Bender and
daughter, were released today on a writ
of habeas corpus by Judge Collins, posi
tive affidavits being filed showing they
were in Michigan at the time the crimes
Vanderbilt Rumors Denied.
New York, April 10. —The statement
that the Vanderbilts rre securing repre
sentation on the directorate of the Union
Pacific were emphatically denied to
night by Chauncey M. Depew.
Mra. Booth Dying.
London, April 10.—Mrs. Booth, wife
of the commander-in-chief of the Salva
tion Army, is dying of cancer.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
The House Committee Begins Considera
tion of the Senate Bill.
Washington, April 10. —The House
committee on Pacific railroads entered
upon formal consideration of the Senate
bill providing for the settlement of the
Government indebtedness of the Union
and Central Pacific roads. The first five
sections, covering the case of the Union
Pacific Company, were approved with a
few changes, the most important of
which is reducing from I! per cent to 1 %
per cent the interest to be paid by the
company upon the bonds falling due
during next five years. This is a
partial concession to the wishes of the
company, which desired low rates of In
terest for the first ten years. Provision
is made, however, for capitalizing the
difference between the Ipercent rate
and full 3 per cent for five years, so that
the effect of the change is to reduce tbe
amount of payments for the time, but
make tbe final payments heavy enough
to cover the differences. The committee
also struck out of the fourth section the
clause relating to the Government guar
antee of the bonds.
Killed With a Billiard Cue.
Chicago, April 10. —Jennie McGarvie,
a white woman mysteriously found dead
on Garfield boulevard a few weeks ago,
was killed by the blow of a billiard cue,
and the man thought to be her mur
derer, Alex. Rice, (colored,) is locked
up. Rice says Doc Linsev killed her,
but the police think Rice did the deed.
Linsey, W. O. Pelkey and Geo. Gibbons
(also colored) are also under arrest.
A CUSTOMS UNION.
THE PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
ADOPTS A POLICY.
The Argentine Republic, Chili and Para
guay Dissent from the General Plan.
An International Banking System.
Washinoton, April 10. —The Pan-
American Conference today adopted the
report of the majority of the committee
on a customs union, with three dissent
ing votes —Argentine Republic, Chili
and Paraguay. The report recommends
in substance that reciprocity treaties be
negotiated between the several repub
lics, each making concessions that the
peculiar products of all may be intro
duced free into the others. The com
mittee on port dues reported it imprac
ticable to completely abolish the charges
now Imposed on vessels, and made rec
ommendations as follows, which were
adopted: That all port dues be merged
in a single one, to be known
as tonnage dues, this charge
to be assessed upon the total carrying
capacity of the vessel, each government
to fix for itself the amount to be charged,
but with due regard to the general policy
of the conference upon the subject,
which is to facilitate and favor naviga
tion ; that there be excepted dues
charged or to be charged under unex
pired contracts with private companies;
that the following be exempt from
tonnage dues: Transports and vessels
of war; vessels of less than twenty-live
tons; vessels which shall have been
compelled to put into port by reason of
damages suffered at sea; yachts and
other pleasure boats.
The conference at the time of adjourn
ment had under consideration the report
of the committee on banking. It says
the future development of commercial
relations will depend as largely upon
the development of international banking
facilities as upon any other condition.
The foreign commerce of the West
Indies, Mexico, and South and Central
America, last year, amounted to $1,095,
--545,000 in United States gold. The total
exchanges, of commodities, between tbe
United States and the countries south,
aggregated $282,902,408. Foreign banks
reaped a profit of a commission of three
fourths of one per cent, on a large pro
portion of these sums, which, together
with interest and difference in exchange,
might be saved to the several countries.
The report recommends the passage
of a law by the United States incorporat
ing an international American bank,
with ample capital, with the privilege
on the part of the citizens of the several
countries of the conference, to take
shares in such bank pro rata to their
foreign commerce; the bank should
have no power to emit circulating
bank-notes, but should have all the
other powers now enjoyed by a national
bank of the United States as to deposit
and discount, issuing letters of credit,
making loans, etc., and generally to do
whatever can already be done by the
great banking firms who are carrying
on business under the laws of general
partnership. The report recommends
to the governments represented the
granting of concessions for international
banking, and especially a bank organ
ized as above, with branches or agencies
in the several countries.
The committee suggests to the United
States delegates the desirability of sub
mitting the report to the President,
with the view that, should-he deem it
proper, he may recommend to the Con
gress of the United States the enact
ment of a charter for an international
American bank, for the benefit and en
largement of the commerce of the
The Pioneers Started.
Boston, April 10.—sA party of 150
members of the Society of California
Pioneers left today on a special train for
a trip to California. The journey will
take thirty-seven days.
Chicago, April 10.—A delegation of
California pioneers from this city will
join the New England tourists on their
arrival here, and go west with them.
San Andreas, Cal., April 10.—The
trial of Ed. Coughan, who was indicted
by the grand jury last December for the
murder of John Lamporter, commenced
here Monday, and ended at 11 o'clock
last night. The jury returned in ten
minutes a verdict of acquittal on first
Halifax, April 10. —The steamer
Siberian, which arrived today from
Glasgow, passed four large icebergs, one
of them a monster, estimated a mile in
FRIDAY MORNING, At»RIL 11, 1890.
A Royal Salute Accorded the
The Big Cruiser on Another
The Prohibitionists Select their State
Chinese Smugglers in the Toils at San
Diego ■ Another Hold-Up On the
Associated Press Dispatches.l
San Fkancisco, April 10. —Tbere was
considerable excitement along the water
front last evening when the new cruiser
Charleston came down from Mare Island
navy yard. She was seen from tho
barge office at Meiggs's wharf by the
inspectors who were waiting for the
China steamer Oceanic, and Deputy
Surveyors of Tort Varney, (iaskell, and
several other customs officers put out for
her in a small boat, with the revenue
marine flag flying at the stern. Although
the cruiser is not yet open to the publio, j
the party being in the service of the Gov
ernment, were welcomed on board. The
Charleston came to anchor about 6 j
o'clock, in line with the revenue cutter i
Richard Rush and the United
States coast survey steamer Hasler.
She was saluted by all the shipping
and ferryboats in the harbor, and just
as she dropped her anchor the Various
church bells in the city tolled out the
Angelus; Oakland steamers sounded
their whistles and went a little out of
their course to get a closer view of the
cruiser; men cheered and ladies waved
their handkerchiefs. The Charleston's
band responded with the "Star Spangled
Banner." Everything on board was aa
neat as could be desired. Her main
battery of six guns frowned on the bay,
and two small machine guns were swung
in military masts aloft. At sunset the
colors were lowered to the music of
"Columbia," and the guns and arma
ment were covered for the night. The
Charleston went to sea .this morning
about 9 o'clock. She will make a si x
hours' run and return this evening.
Gen. Bldwell and Rev. A. M. Hough at
the Head of the State Ticket.
San Francisco, April 10.—The Prohi
bition convention this morning appointed
a State central committee, consisting of
one representative from each county.
The platform was then read, and after
considerable discussion and expressictf.?
of opposition to several features, it was
adopted as reported, after which the
convention took a recess till afternoon.
The platform endorses the platform of
the national Prohibition party; de
nounces high license; denounces the pay
ment of State money in promoting
wine-making; expresses distrust in all
the old parties; favors Government
ownership of telegraph lines and rail
roads; demands woman's suffrage and
more rigid Sunday laws.
General John Bidwell, of Chico, was
unanimously nominated for Governor.
The following were nominated candi
dates for the remaining offices on the
ticket: Lieutenant-Governor, Rev. A.
M. Hough, of Los Angeles; Secretary of
State, F. E. Gould, of Santa Barbara;
State Treasurer, H. French, of San Jose;
State Comptroller, Mr. Winchester, of
Sutter county; Attorney-General,
Chaunoey M. Dunn, of Sacramento.
The following nominations were also
made: For Superintendent of I'ublic In
struction, Miss S. M. Severance, of Santa
Clara; for Surveyor General, E. M.
Chase, of Solano.
The nomination of Supreme Court
Judges was referred to the central com
mittee with instructions to nominate
For Clerk of the Supreme Court, Dr.
J. S. Price, San Diego.
For Congress—First District; I/)renzo
P>. Scranton, Napa; Second District, J.
S. AVhitwell, Stanislaus; Third District,
Rev. Fclkner, Solano; Fourth District,
Rev. J. Rowell, San Francisco; Fifth
District, E. F. Howe, San Francisco;
Sixth District, F. R. Dougherty, Pasa
For Railroad Commissioners —First
District, R. D. Hart, Sacramento; Sec
ond District, H. H. Luse, San Francisco;
Third District, Dr. J. D. Miller, Pasa
Activity of Highwaymen in the Ylcinlty
Auburn, Cal., April 10.—There was
another robbery on the Forest Hill road
today. On Monday the stage was stood
up by two masked highwaymen, and to
day Ira Burke, a teamster for Reuder,_of
Forest Hill, was returning to the city
with an empty wagon. He was halted
by a lone highwayman about one and a
half miles from Auburn. He passed
over $5, and the robber said he knew
Burke had more. The robber jumped
into the wagon to look for more money,
and Burke jumped on the tongue of the
wagon; in doing so he loosed the brake
and the team started. The robber
ordered him to stop, but he said he
couldn't; the robber then shot at him
twice. This scared the team into a run,
and the robber decamped. From Burkes
description he is the larger of the two
stage robbers that operated on Monday.
IN THE TOILS.
Prosecution of the Chinese Smugglers
at San Diego.
San Diego, Cal., April 10.—Williams,
master of the Portuguese fishing boat
captured Wednesday morning with ten
Chinamen aboard, was brought before
Commissioner Ward today and made a
statement that he was hired by a
Chinese merchant here, named Ah Jou,
to bring the Chinamen from Lower Cali
fornia to this port. This is the second
trip for him, having landed nine China
men here about a week ago. His state
ment also implicates other Chinese
merchants here, for whom warrants
have been issued. Ah You was arrested
and committed to jail without bail. Ah
Quong was also bound over in tbe sum
of $1,000. Williams was also sent to
Oakland Dowiu Stockton In an Inter
• stinir Contest.
Han Francisco, April 10.—There was
a remarkable exhibition of ball at the
Haight-street grounds this afternoon.
The Oaklands defeated the Stocktons by
a score of 23 to 21, after Stockton had
twice won the game. There were few
brilliant plays, a great many glowing
errors, some hard hitting and poor pitch
ingand in-fielding. It was anybody's
gai6e up to the last innings. Oakland
stafted up with a rush, and it looked
lik* a sure thing for the men from across
th4bay, but Stockton braced up and ob
tained the lead. Then the Stockton
mm p]«yed a little worse than their op
ix*ents and allowed Oakland to pass
th*u, and with eight runs in the eighth
innings Oakland won the game. In the
si*h innings, after nine hits had been
mjde off Ciahill, Chase was put in to
pi'ich for Stockton, and finished the
gt jie. Cobb was batted out of the box,
ai ji in the eighth innings Meegan took
h ! place.
To Explore Alaska.
i MM Francisco, April 10. —The United
Sates coast surveying steamer l'atter
sdn sailed from here this morning for
Alaska, having on board a party of ex
njprers from New York, whom she will
Hid at Juneau. The Patterson will
mend about seven months making sur
veys in the northern seas.
Death of a Printer.
■ San Dikoo, April 10.— W. W. Win
chester, ex-president of the San Diego
Typographical Union, and well know n
on the Coast, died here this evening.
STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN
HIM AND STANFORD.
They Refuse to Talk, but Creed Haymond
Lets the Cat Out of the Bag—Crocker
Couldn't Smooth the Trouble Over.
San Francisco, April 10. —Both Senator
Stanford and C. P. Huntington deciined
to be interviewed today when newspaper
representatives sought to inquire into
the personal differences that are said to
have arisen between the two men. Creed
Haymond, general solicitor of the com
pany, was asked: "What do you think
will be Mr. Huntington's policy in the
administration of the affairs of the com
"Well, he has already announced his
policy; whether he will be able to carry
it out or not I can't tell. Maybe the young
men of the State could tell; they are the
people who are now running things."
"What are the facts cf the interview
between Crocker, Huntington and Stan
ford in New York when the proposition
that Stanford should resign is said to
have been first made t".
"You know there has been some feel
ing between Huntington and Stanford
for some time. When Colonel Crocker
went East he hoped to smooth over the
trouble. He returned thinking he had
done so; so this thing is as much of a
surprise to him as to anybody else;
I did not read, all of Mr. Huntington's
remarks before the Board of Directors. I
read only as far as his reference to Mr.
Stanford's election as United States
Senator. There was not a cent of this
company's money used for that
purpose, though Mr. Huntington
may think so. It sometimes
happens that a railroad company
may think it wise to contribute to the
funds of one or both parties. A large
corporation like this has very many
sources of expense which are not gener
"Who will be your successor as head
of the law department, Mr. Haymond?"
"Harvey S. Brown will be the man, I
"Is it true, as has been said, that your
resignation was caused by the fact "that
you were a close friend of Senator
Stanford, and aided him in his political
"Senator Stanford never had any po
litical ambition. The full history of
that campaign never has been published.
Some day it may all come out and then
it will be seen that his inter
ests were those of the State.
He had to accept the nomination
to save the Republican party from utter
ruin and destruction. The reason why
Sargent was not elected Senator is
known probably to only three men in
the world. One of them is called Hay
"Will the Senator be a candidate for
"Oh, yea; and he will be elected. I
waa not out for him before, but I now
The Seceders Organize an Independent
San Francisco, Aprii 10. —The Con
vention of Independent Nationalists,
composed of the seceders from the regu
lar State Nationalists Convention, opened
in the Palace hotel today, with J. W.
Hynes, of San, Jose presiding. A plat
form was adopted demanding Govern
ment ownership of railroads and tele
graph lines; ownership by municipal
ities of street railways, water, gas and
light; the election of United States Sen
ators by direct vote of the people; the
adoption of the Australian bajlot system,
and other measures.
A resolution was adopted declaring
that this is the only legally authorized
and organized convention of the Nation
alists, and Colonel C. E. Dailey, of Los
Angeles; Mrs. Roberts, P. R. Martin
and Albert Curtin, San Francisco; J. K.
Moore, San Jose; G. W. Owen, Santa
Cruz, and Prof. J. P. Gerlock, Oakland,
were elected a department committee to
have charge of the party's w*ork until
the next convention meets. J. W.
Hynes, of San Jose, was elected chair
man of the next convention, to be held
in I.os Angeles.
From the Mouth of the Thames.
Hamburg, April 10. —The Hamburg-
American Steamship Company has de
cided to send their steamships from
Fielburyport, at the mouth of the
Thames, instead of from Hamburg. This
service will commence in November
Postmaster for Santa Paula.
Washington, April 10.—The President
today sent to the Senate the nomination
of Harney Hardison to be postmaster at
Santa Paula, Cal.
RIOT AT VALENCIA.
An Anti-Carlist Insurrection
Incendiarism and Bloodshed
The Mobs Dispersed by Troops—Many
Lord Salisbury Snubbed at Monte Carlo.
Stanley Talks About the Dark
Associated Press Dispatches.:
Madbld, April 10.—The arrival of the
Carlist leader, the Marquis D'Errallbo,
at Valencia today was made the occasion
of an anti-Carlist demonstration. Thous
ands of anti-Carlists met at the station,
and followed tbe Marquis to his hotel.
They smashed many windows, and tried
to set fire to the hotel, when a detach
ment of troops charged and dispersed
the mob. Many persons were wounded.
A mob of 2,000 persons invaded the
Carlist club and set fire to the furniture.
When the firemen came the mob tried
to obstruct them. Another mob tried
to burn a church, but was prevented
by a detachment of troops. The troops
have failed, however, to disperse the
constantly gathering crowds, who have
built two barricades in the streets. The
military authorities have taken posses
sion of the city, and the whole garrison
is under arms.
At midnight the rioting continues. The
troops have made several charges. Many
persons have been injured and some
killed, though orders were given to avoid
bloodshed as long as possible.
Several members of the Carlist club
fired revolvers into the crowd and three
were wounded. The mob also attempted
to attack the Jesuits' college. Order
was restored after midnight. The troops
occupy various points throughout the
STANLEY IN EUROPE.
Tho Great Explorer Interviewed Upon
Hia Landing- in Italy.
Brindisi, April 10.—Stanley arrived
here today en route to Brussels. Speak
ing of Emm Pasha, Stanley said he did
not believe he would attempt to recon
quer the equatorial province. An im
mense effort, he declared, would be
necessary to eject the Madhists, who
have overrun the province. With refer
ence to the claim made by the Germans
to territory in Africa, Stanley said he
was astonished at their pretensions.
They apparently claimed the whole of
Ihe country. Stanley also stated that
the Aruwhipmi forest, which belongs to
the Congo Free State, was enormously
rich, especially -frith rubber trees, richer
than the Amazon forests. This section
of Africa, he declared, would be the rub
ber reservoir of the universe.
London, April 10.—The Herald prints
an interview with Stanley, in which the
latter maintains that the Germans in
fluenced Emm while he was sick. Stan
ley thinks the Germans intend to annex,
and will act on these plans. If Germany
secures the lake regions, he says, it will
destroy the whole value of the British
coast possessions. The conquest of the
Soudan would cost £3,000,000, and no
Government in Europe has the stamina
to undertake it.
His "Ludship" Refused Admission to
the Casino at Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo, April 10.—The English
colony is agitated at an "indignity" to
which the British Premier and his wife
were subjected last evening at the
Casino. It seems that Lord and Lady
Salisbury appeared at the entrance to
the Casino without tickets, and admis
sion was refused them. I,ord Salisbury
sent for the British consul and
demanded an interview with the
Casino officials. On the arrival
of the consul explanations were
made and tickets promptly procured.
At the same time the officials made the
humblest apologies for the inconvenience
and annoyance to which the distin
guished visitors had been exposed. But
Lord Salisbury's indignation could not
be appeased. As his identity had been
doubted, he produced a blank passport,
signed it officially in the presence of the
abashed and apologetic officials, and
stalked away, refusing to enter the
The Island Empire Building Up a Great
San Francisco, April 10. —The steamer
Oceanic, arriving today from China and
Japan, brings the following news from
the latter country:
Treaty negotiations are still going on,
and it is even reported that fresh
proposals were sent home by the last
French mail steamer. They are be
lieved to be less favorable to "foreigners
than were the last.
Owing to the scarcity of snow this
winter, anticipations generally point to
a poor wheat harvest in Japan this year.
The United States steamship Marion
will leave for San Francisco on the 24th
Annual returns of trade have been
published, and show an increase of live
Before the end of February, 1892,
eight new war vessels are to be added to
the Japanese navy, three to be com
pleted this year, and the remaining
live before the date mentioned above,
and thirteen more before 1894.
BANISHED FROM ROME.
Objectionable Newspaper Correspond
ents Expelled From Italy.
Rome, April 10.—Lavalette, corres
pondent of the Paris Figaro, and Gruen
wald, the correspondent of the Frank
furter Zeitung, have been expelled from
Italy on the ground that they sent re
ports calculated to injure the financial
credit of the kingdom. The representa
tive of the Havas news agency has also
'Arrested for Kyraud.
City ok Mexico, April 10.—A man
coming from Acapulco and registering
here as Baron Paulan was arrested on
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suspicion of being Eyraud, the French
murderer, whom he resembles. He was
finally released, as there was no positive
proof against him. However, it is the
general opinion that he is Eyraud. He
is still watched.
Captured in Canada.
Winnipkg, April 10.— R. E. H. Smith,
who skipped from New York in January
last with a disreputable woman, and
afterwards cashed a bogus check on
the bank at Natchez for $30,000, was ar
rested here by a Pinkerton detective
yesterday. He will be returned to
Natchez. Smith was an employee of
the Corbin Banking Company of New
York, and is said to be a defaulter to a
considerable extent to that institution.
Deaths of Noted Foreigners.
Viknna, April 10.—Archbishop Eder,
of Salselmrg, died today.
London, April 10.—Saffi, who with
Mazzini and Arinellini, formed a trium
virate in 1848, when the people drove
Pope Pius IX from the throne and
established a republic, is dead.
Nkw York, April 10.—Broker Pell, of
Sixth National Bank fame, was surren
dered this afternoon by John McDer
mott, one of bis bondsmen. McDermott
refuses to say why.
A French Duel.
Paris, April 10. —Borroggilione, form
erly a member of the Deputies, and Ed
wards, Director of the Mint, fought a
duel today. Edwards received a wound
in the arm.
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN MEET
The Silver Question Gives Them Much.
Anxiety—The Presidential Vote All
That Stands in the Way.
Washington, April 10.—A caucus of
Republican Representatives was held
tonight. The silver problem threw
everything else in the background.
Chairman Conger, of the coinage com
mittee, explained the Windom bill as
modified. He believed the meas
ure strong, and calculated to meet
the public demand for a liberal
supply of money. A Representa
tive from one of the new AVestern States
was for free coinage, and declared it
could be established without danger and
with benefit. Representative Walker
advised the Republicans to support the
In the course of debate the Senate
committee's proposition to coin four and
a-half millions of silver monthly was dis
cussed and found some adherents. One
of the objections made to the House com
mittee's bill, was that there was no in
ducement for anyone to sell silver to the
treasury at the market price, as he
could more readily sell it at
the nearest market to individuals.
To this the answer was made that the
beneficial effect would still obtain ; that
the price of silver would be steadied and
kept at the maximum.
A feature of the debate was the re
markable strength of the free-coinage
men, and as an Eastern member said,
the House is apparently restrained from
passing a free-coinage bill, only by fear
of the Presidential veto.
McKinley championed the committee
bill, and Cannon showed a decided lean
ing toward a compromise between the
House and Senate propositions. No
attempt was made to vote on any propo
sition except one providing for tne ap
pointment of a committee of sixteen,
including the Republican members of
the coinage committee, to consider the
entire subject, consult with the Repub
lican Senate committee, and endeavor to
arrange a project for next Monday night's
The committee of Republican Senators
charged with the duty of framing a
silver bill to secure the support of the
majority of the Senate, held a long meet
ing tonight at Senator Sherman's house.
It is understood nothing definite was ac
complished, and another meeting will
be necessary. There are two proposi
tions before the committee, one to
authorize the unlimited coinage of silver
bullion produced in the United States,
the second to limit the amount of silver
to be coined to sixty millions a year, to
be purchased by the Secretary of the
Treasury without regard to the place
produced. The impression prevails that
the latter proposition will be adopted.
A Collision at Sea.
London, April 10. —The steamer North
Cambria, from Baltimore, arrived this
morning at Dover with her bows stove,
and five of her compartments full of water
She collided last night with the passen
ger steamer Avoca, from London for
Dublin. The Avoca sank. No lives
were lost. There were twelve passen
gers and thirteen members of the crew.
Boats were lowered from the Cambria,
and when the Avoca sank they were
A Popular Candidate.
Santa Cbuz, April 10.—At a mass
meeting this evening to nominate
municipal officers, two-thirds of the
total vote of the city was cast. Robert
Effey received the nomination for Mayor
by seventy-seven majority over ex-
Senator Dr. Benjamin Knight. Effey
was Mayor of the city from 1884 to 1888.
An Unidentified Body.
San Diego, April 10.—-The Coroner has
returned from his trip to hold an inquest
on the body of a murdered man, discov
ered by two miners several days ago, in
a lonely cafion in the vicinity ot Pine
valley. He had been shot in the head
and through the left breast. The re
mains were brought to this city.
A Little Girl Ravaged.
Napa, Cal., April 10. —Over two weeks
ago a criminal assault was committed on
a little 10-year-old girl of this city. Yes
terday Homer Moss, of Chiles caiion,
by whom the girl was employed to care
for several children, was arrested for the
crime. The girl was badly hurt.
Stockton, April 10. —The city assess
ment just completed* makes the valu
ation of all tne pMMrty in Stockton
nine million wven'hundred thousand