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Teller Talks to the Point on
the Silver Question.
He Gives the Administration Some
Antl-SllTf r Men Endeavoring to Recover
Lost Ground—Frank Coomb* Con
firmed aa Minister to Japan.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, April 20. — After the
usual morning business, today, Sher
man notified the senate that further ex
amination of the Chinese immigration
question had convinced the committee
on foreign relations that the existing
Chinese exclusion legislation would not
expire till 189!, and that there was,
therefore, no pressure for immediate
action on the question. He would,
however, call it up for the convenience
of the senators who desired to epeak on
Thereupon the silver resolution offered
by Morgan was taken up, and Teller pro
ceeded to address the senate upon it.
Teller declared that the revolt against
the Republican party in 1890 was not on
account of tariff legislation, but against
the party's currency legislation. The
great metropolitan Republican journals
represented the president as against the
wishea of the house and senate on the
silver question, and standing aa a safe
guard for Wall street and the money
bags. The silver bill lacked a majority
in the house today, because the Demo
cratic party was afraid that if the Demo
crats in tne house put themselves on
record on the question of free coinage, ,
the state of New Yr rk would caat her
vote for the Republican party.
He said the banks of New" York city
had organized ihemselvea for the pur
pose of defeating silver legislation. He
ventured to say that there waa not a
national bank in the United States
which had not been appealed to by the
organization to contribute funds and in
fluence to defeat silver legislation. What
•was the policy of the Republican party
in regard to silver? The Republican
administration was elected on a platform
declaring for the use of both gold and
silver and condemning the policy of the
Democrats to demonetize " silver.
But when they came here a proposition
for the purchase of silver bullion, mak
ing the United States treasury a conduit
through which silver could paaa into
India, was made, and that waa all there
was of it. It was a question of that or
nothing, and we pteferred nothing. We
won in the fight for free coinage in this
body, but lost iv the house, although I
never doubted there was a clear major
ity there favoring free coinage, and it
was only restrained from expressing its
wish by undue and improper executive
Teller said his attitude on the force
bill, which he denounced as the most
infamous bill which, iv his opinion, ever
passed the threshold of the senate, has
no relation with the question of silver,
and said there ia no tiuth in the state
ment that he and the rest of the com
mittee to which the bill was referred,
contracted with the senators on the
other side for their support on the free
»:ninage. hill. If the Minneapolis con
vention would antagonize silver, the
four silver-producing states would never
be able to act in co-operation with the
eastern Republicans in the senate or
any other body.
At the close of Teller's speech, San
ders made a brief statement, in which
he declared that the state of Montana
was one of the four eilver-producing
states which Teller referred to as likely
to be lost to the Republican party, but,
he declared, it would uot separate from
the party save as a matter of tearful
The senate then, on motion of Sher
man, went into executive session, after
which it adjourned.
The house, after preliminary business,
resumed consideration of the Noyes-
J&ockwel! contetted election case.
Wheeler, of Ahbatua, criticised the
Cobb followed, reviewing the legal
aspect of the cage. Manner spoke in
favor of Rockwell, and pending further
discussion the house adjourned,
A BPECIAL SILVER MEETING.
A special meeting of the national sil
ver committee appointed by the first,
national silver convention, held at St.
Louis, in November, 1889, was in pro
jsreEß today in this city. The object of
the meeting ia to consider the propriety
of calling another national silver con
vention, with a view to more thoroughly
organizing all who favor the restoration
of free silver bimetallic coinage in the
United States, the national executive
committee considering that in view of
the recent action of congress, exigen
ces have arisen which demand imme
ANTt-SII.VEK MEN ON THE ALERT.
It appears that the anti-silver men
will make an effort to recover the
ground which the silver men assert they
have lost through the vote in tiie senate
yesterday upon Kyle's amendment to
the Arizona funding bill, for when the
lull was laid before the house today,
Smith moved non-conenrrence
in the eenate amendments (the princi
pal one being the "lawful money"
amendment), and ask a conference.
The motion carried.
The offers of silver to the treasury
today were 648,000 ounces; the amount
purchased, 543,000 ounces at $0.8745 to
The senate in executive session con
firmed the nominations of Frank L.
CoouatH of California as United States
minister to Japan and John R, Tanner
of Illinois aa assistant United States
treasurer at Chicago.
THE PENSION SCANDAL.
AmsiNtant Secretary Bussey Denounced
as a Fel«n l>y Ex-Clerk Dugan.
Washington, April 20.—William T.
Ford was again examined by the Raum
iuveatigai;ing committee today, lie dis
claimed, in a most emphatic manner,
that he ever had an evil thought in
relation to Mrs. Wright, who charged
him with making improper proposals to
her and. persecuting her because uhe
rejected his advances • or that he offered
*ny intiult to her or to anyother woman.
James Dugan denied that he was
clerk to Representative Hollowell, and
charged a consideration for pension
It transpired during Dugan's teßti
mony that Assistant Secretary Bussey
prevented his reinstatement in the pen
sion office after he was dismissed. Du
gan charged that Buesey failed in Louis
ville for $300,000 and settled at the rate
of 15 cents on the dollar. Witness
claimed that Bussey, instead of being
assistant secretary of the interior,
should be wearing convict stripes at
Baton Rouge, and characterized him
further as "an infernal scoundrel."
Harvey L. Maddox, clerk for several
representatives (Harter, among others),
teatified that he called up cases in other
districts than Harter's on hia (Harter's)
congreaaional slipa. but it availed him
nothing, as the practice was discontin
ued. Aa aoon as Harter learned of the
practice he instructed witness to dis
continue using his slips and refund the
money, which he did in two cases.
BERING SEA MODUS.
Arrangements for the Patrol of the Sea
Washington, April 20.—General Fos
ter of the state department, Acting Sec
retary Spaulding of the treasury, and
Acting Secretary Soley of the navy, had
a conference today regarding the en
forcement of the Bering 6ea modus Vi
vendi. The general character of the in
structions to naval and revenue vessels
was agreed upon and they will be for
warded at once. The vessels selected
for the Bering sea are the Yorktown,
Mohican, Adams, Ranger, Rush, Cor
win and Albatross.
The president will issue a proclama
mation in a few days promulgating the
modus vivendi and warning citizens of
the United States against ita violation.
Tbe British ministerand the secretary
of stale are now making arrangements
for the exchange of the ratification of
the treaty of arbitration.
London, April 20.—The St. James Ga
zette, commenting on the ratification by
the United States senate of the conven
tion providing for the renewal of the
Bering sea modus vivendi, says: "The
Americana are to be congratulated upon
seeing reason, and Lord Salisbury upon
having performed a surgical operation
which enabled them to do so without
seriously hurting the feelings of the pa
WILLIAMS WAS SHEAR.
MORE ABOUT A FORMER LOB ANGE
The Man Who Stole Mrs. Catering's
Money Turns Out to Be a Notori
ous Convict—The Hid wells
The bold operations oi the matrimo
nial shark and confidence operator
Charles H. Williame, who, in the spring
of 188S, won the affections of Mrs.
Catching of Los Angeles, married her
and then ran away with $2000 which she
had saved, attracted the attention of
George Bidwell, who is lecturing in San
Frnncisi :> about his experience as a con
vict in England, says the Examiner.
When it was intimated that the Austra
lian butcher Deeming was really Will
iams, Bidwell read the accounta of the
frauds perpetrated by Williams and
learned all that he could about the ap
pearance of the man and his habits,
and at last recognized in him a notorious
ex-convict, who has left a trail of crim
inality in all his movements since he
was liberated from Sing Sing peniten
tiary in 1884.
Bidwell first knew Williams under the
name of Shear, a man who gave that
name having called at the Bidwell home
in Hartford, Ct., early in 18S9. Shear
asked for sympathy and assistance, and
was urgent in his request to be given
shelter and somethiEg to do. He had,
he Baid, been long a convict at Sing Sing
for a forgeiy on the Park bank of New
York, and "had since his release been
repeatedly thrown out of employment
when recognized as an ex-convict and
having the story told to his employers.
Shear showed considerable polish and
general knowledge. He was an txcel
lent penman and a good talker, and
claimed to be "sick of crooked work."
"Iwantjouto help me up in the
world," he said to Bidwell, and co im
pressed that sympathizer that Shear
was given a place under the Bidwell
roof and permitted to eat at the family
table. Mrs. Bidwell was not told about
SJiear'e history, and soon came to be
lieve in him as an unfortunate and
Bidwell tried him in many ways and
found him very capable, so that it was
not surprising that when, two months
after Shear's application for help, Mrs.
Bidwell urged her husband to give him
regular employment, the request was
heeded and the man put on a regular
footing as a clerk for his benefactor.
Shear's clothes were shabby, and as
an advance in a salary way, he was fitted
out with new and good clothing, includ
ing everything necessary to enable him
to appear well. Shear was a good clerk
for a time, and the Bidwelis considered
themselves fortunate in having him,
until one day he was handed several
checks and requested to have them
cashed, aud with the proceeds buy a
money order to be sent to England to a
sister of George Bidwell, who was in
that country laboring to secure the
liberation of her brother, Austin Bid
well, then undergoing imprisonment for
Next day George BidweM ascertained
that the checks had been cashed and
that his clerk had levanted with the
It did not seem possible that any man
could be so black-hearted as to deprive
the sister in England of what was essen
tial to her support in a strange land,
but Shear had baseness sufficient for the
Warden Brush of Sing Sing reported
that Shear, alias Williams and a half
dozen other names, had been confined
Bidwell's search for Shear developed
the fact that that worthy had a wife
living in Jobnsbury, Vt., but that he
had married at least three other women
and run away after getting what money
they had. When last heard ol by Bid
well, Shear, alias Williams, wen in Kan
sas city, intending to go west. Then all
trace of him waß lost until the recent
intimation that the man Williamß who
swindled Los Angeles might be Deeming
of Australian infamy.
Buckaron Kill and Ills Eard.
Templkton, Cal., April 20.—Buckaroo
Bill and his paid, who stole two horses
and two saddles from here, escaped near
Mojave, after a hard chase. One horse
and one saddle were recovered. The
San Bernardino officers are now in pur
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THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, U892.
STRYCHNINE IN THEIR TEA.
A Wholesale Poisoning Case at
A Bridegroom and Bride Among the
More Earthquake Shocks in Central Cal
ifornia—Repairs Begun at Winters
and Vacaville — Pacitiv
Associated Press Dispatches.
Petaluma, Cal., April 20.— Daniel
Shaw is dying; his affianced bride, Miss
Annie Hinkston, is very ill, as are also
her nlother, Mrs. Hinkston, Mies Allie
Hinkston, an adopted daughter,and her
aunt, Mrs. Carter. All are suffering
from strychnine poison administered
by some unknown person. Mr. Shaw
and Miss Hinkston were to have been
married today, and last night the bride's
aunt, Mrs. Carter, came from San Fran
cisco to attend the weddiog. When she
arrived the family had gone to the
ranch, but she entered the house and
prepared supper for the family, pending
their return. Mrs. Carter made tea,
taking the materials from a jar in the
house. Shortly after supper all the
members of the family became ill, aud
in order to relieve their Bufferings
drank more tea. Those who drank the
most tea were the sickest, and finally
doctors were sent for. They found that
strychnine had been put in tbe tea. All
are now out of danger except Mr. Shaw
and Mrs. Hiokston. Realizing hia criti
cal condition, Mr. Shaw wished to be
mariied before he died and the cere
mony waa performed thia afternoon.
Shaw is still alive, but it is not thought
he will live.
Three More Shocks Felt at Winters—Re
pairing the Damage.
Winters,Cal.; April 20.—Three shocks
of earthquake have been felt here since
yesterday morning. The last one was
at 8 a.m., the first at 2:05 a.m. and an
other at 5 a.m. At the creek, one mile
above town, there are fissures several
inches wide, from which gas eacaped,
making a hisaing sound. The water was
thrown out of the creek on to the banka
on either eide, to a distance of twenty
two feet, by the explosion. The
solid bank? on each side of the
creek were broken off for a distance
of seventy-five yards and thrown
into the creek, almost filling the bed up.
The damage is estimated at $100,000, at
the lowest figure now. Tbere is not a
house in town that is not damaged, and
the homes of William Baker, J. R.
Wolfskill and William Brinck are
damaged beyond repair. The occu
pants have moved out, as the buildings
are unsafe. Tbe Hotel Devilbiss is
badly damaged, as ie the bank and
Masonic hall. The ground floors of the
two-story buildings suffered most.
Vacaville, Cal., April 20. —The peo
ple are at work fixing temporary sup
ports for buildings and clearing away
rubbish. Contractors are on hand and
the work of permanent repairs going on.
The Odd Fellows* building will have to
be rebuilt from the foundation. The
town has been filled with curiosity
seekers, and telegrams have kept pour
ing in from relatives and friends. There
is a general feeling of thankfulness that
the qaake was attended with no
loss of life. The town's loss
in previous years by fire has
kept the place back. It has been
burned down four times, the last being
on election night, 1890. The active
movement for brick buildings has re
ceived a quietus. The general senti
ment, in view of the quake, is that
one-story, ceiled buildings, are good
enough for the people of this town. A
good many people left town last night
to sleep in ihe country.
Altogether seven shocks have been
felt since sunset last night. Tbe only
effect was to hurry the demolition of
the crumbling walls. The greatest need
at present is chimneys; there probably
is not a sound one in town.
SHOCKS FELT ELSEWHERE.
April 20.—A slight shock
of earthquake occurred here this morn
ing. No damage was done.
Grass Valley, April 20. —An earth
quake kbeck occurred this morning
about z o'clock, lasting twelve or four
teen seconds. No damage.
Nevada, Cal.. April 20.—Mild shocks
of earthquake were felt here at 10 o'c'ock
last night and 2:05 this morning.
WORLD'S FAIR CONVENTION.
Eighty Delegates Sleet at San Francisco
—The State Commission.
San Francisco, April 20. — About
eighty delegates from thirty counties ol
the state attended the world's fair con
vention this afternoon. Vice-President
Phelan of the state commission, in call
ing the convention to order, said Cali
fornia's building would be next to the
best at Chicago. He promised frse
transportation for all state exhibits, and
referred to the county government act,
which permitted all coanties to make
appropriations. The importance of get
ting the counties to make appropria
tions through their boards of super
visors, was urged. Ellwood Cooper of
Santa Barbara was elected chairman.
As a preliminary to the meetingof the
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THE SCARE AT VACAVILLE.
world's fair convention this afternoon,
a meeting of the California state world's
fair commission was held. An execu
tive session consumed an hour's time,
and a good deal of this time was taken
np, it is understood, with a discussion
over the appointment of Professor La
Motte, to gather a fish exhibit at a
salary of $300 a month.
Private Secretary Higgins, represent
ing Governor Markham, stated that the
latter had consested to accept the resig
nation of Commissioner Thompson of
the Seventh congressional district. To
fill the vacancy, it wae announced the
governor had appointed C. W. Ferguson
Captain Thompson was then re
elected secretary and general manager.
President Scott and Vice-Preßident
Phelan were also declared re-elected for
Mrs. Anna M. Reed of Laytonville,
one of the board of lady managers, was
formally authorized to deliver addresses
throughout the First congressional dis
trict and institute ladies' world's fair
The board of lady managers held a
session, which was also executive.
State Board of Horticulture.
San Francisco, April 20.—At a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
atate board of horticulture, the date for
holding the State Fiuit Growers' con
vention at San Jose was fixed for No
vember 22d to 25th. inclusive. Com
missioner Block of Santa Clara waa ap
pointed director, and Hon. J. A. Clay
ton Prof. Allen and Captain Wbitton of
Ban Jose appointed assistant directors.
A resolution ordering a full investiga
tion of diseases affecting peach trees,
was adopted. It waa decided to appoint
three special agents to collect statistics
on horticulture for the next annual re
FOR HIS HONOR.
Why Major Bonebrake Went to Wash
A dispatch to a San Francisco paper of
Tuesday, from Washington, among other
things, aays :
Another turn was given the difficulty
over electing a manager of the Santa
Monica National Home for Disabled Vol
unteers today by the arrival of Major
George H. Bonebrake. Tomorrow morn
ing he will appear before the house mili
tary committee and answer the charges
made against him by personal enemies.
In that explanation he proposes to an
swer all that has been said against him,
and will explain bis connection with the
Semi-Tropic company, showing that he
was more sinned against than sinning,
and that he was the only man in the
concern who lost any money: that his
actions in the matter were entirely hon
est, and that at no time was he aware of
any conspiracy to swindle. In support
of his statement Major Bonebrake will
present the affidavit of the United States
district attorney of Lob Angeles, and
even a letter from President Harrison,
should it become necessary.
He will make thia explanation, he
say-, not because of any charges made
against him in the committee, but be
cause certain newspapers have attacked
him, either directly or by innuendo,
without knowing the facts in the case.
After this explanation he will withdraw
his name from further consideration by
the committee r.s a member of the board
of managers. . . .
Major Bonebrake came to Washington
primarily to attend the annual meeting
of the hoard of managers. He has been
very ill, and there is no doubt that hia
health has much to do with his with
i drawal in this instance, as well an for
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Notice for Publication of Time for
Proving Will, Etc.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF
California, county of Los Angeles—ss.
In the matter of the estate of Nellie
Notice is hereby given that Wednesday, the
11th day of May, 1892, at 10 o'clock a m.
of said day, at the courtroom of this court,
Department Two thereof, in the city of Los
Angeles, county of Los Angeles, and state of
California, has been appointed as the time and
place for hearing the application of H. M.
Tuayer, praying that a document now on file
in this court, purporting to be the last
will and testament of the said deceased, be
admitted to probate, that letters testamentary
be Issued thereon to said S. M. Thayer,
st which time and place all persons in
t' rested therein may appear and contest the
Dated April lti, 1802.
T. H. WARD, County Clerk.
By w. L. Warbes, Deputy.
S. L. Seaman, Attorney. -1-21 lot
Wanted Bids for Building Pomona
HPHB BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TUB CITY
1 ot Pomona, Los Angeles county, California,
hereby calls for bids for building two school
'uildlngs to be built iv the city of Pomona,
reudy.fm occupation by September 15,1892,
at places to be designated by said board, ac
ciTiling to plans, specifications and details
mode by C. H. Brown, architect, of Los An
seles, which plans, specifications and details
ur.i now on file with the secretary oi this board
and with said nrchitect.
All bidders will be required to present with
their bid a certified cheek amounting to 10 per
cent of such bid as a guarantee of good faith
lor the performance thereof, which check will
be returned on rejection of bid, or on signing
contract Contractor will be required to fur
nish satisfactory security for performance of
Ms contract. Blank bids will bi furnished by
the secretary of this board on application, and
no other form will be accepted.
Bids will be received by the secretary of this
board up to and until 10 o'clock, May 4 1892,
at which time the bids will be opened by this
board; and the board reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
liy order of the board of education of the city
of Pomona, California.
J. A. DRIFFILL,
Secretary of the Board of Education of the
City of Pomona. td
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