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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
CAUGHT IN THE COLD.
Great Loss of Life During
NAMES OF THE VICTIMS.
The Weather Still Severe in Cali
fornia—Heavy Snows in
I Associated Press dispatches to the Herald]
Lincoln, January 15.—Reports of
fatalities from storm are
still coming in. Mrs. P. Smith was
frozen to death at Woodham. John
Sparks, ex-member of the Legislature,
was found frozen dead nine miles
from Beatrice. Emil Crossman, of
Peru, a farm laborer, was found dead
within twenty yards of his house. A
child named Bedine is reported miss
ing near Nebraska city.
All the trains are delayed.
St. Paul, January 15.—Additional
fatalities from the cold weather, re
ported are: Adrain, Minn., Mrs. Nut
son, of Bushmore, found frozen to
death. Two men at Pringham, la.
Two men between Marion Junction
and Bridgewater, one man near White
Lake, two boys and ninety-five head
of cattle near Larch wood, fa., and
four school children near Lennox.
Huron, Dak., January 15. —The
young son of James Newcomb return
ing from school has been found frozen.
Adam Gerner, of Iroquois, has not
been heard from.
Garry, Dak., January 15. —Chas.
Staltzenberg, of Altainonr., started to
procure a cotfin for his dead son and
has not been heard from. Tho two
children of Joseph Hutchinson, living
west of here, perished while going
home from school.
Sioux Falls, January 15. —A lady
teacher named Jacobson aud a pupil
named Ginde Crunslom, a farmer
and two others, names not known,
have been found frozen to death in
Yankton, D,ik., January 15. —At
Lesterville Jacob Krutz died from
cold and his wife was badly frozen.
Frederick Milbeyer may die from ex
posure. Another man, name un
known, is known to have been frozen.
Three deaths are repotted from Tyn
dall, Bonhomme county, and two
girls near Wakenda, Clay county.
Flandrf.an, Dak., January 15.—1t
is reported that a lady school teacher
in tho northern part of this county
was frozen to death.
Miller, Dak., January 15. —The
body of J. W. Cassler, a wealthy far
mer, lost in Thursday's blizzard, was
found this morning about two miles
from his house.
Faulkton, Dak., January 15. —
Emma Lamar, a school teacher, south
west of here, and Carrie Uman, a
pupil, were frozen to death on Wed
Aluert Lea, Minn., Jauuary 15.—
Last night was the coldest' of the
season, the thermometer going as low
as 42 below. O. A. Egge of Harland
evas frozen to death.
■Omaha, January 15. —The bodies of
an old lady, named Mrs. Chapman,
and her two grandchildren, lost on
Thursday near Stuart, Neb., were
A TEXAS NORTHER.
Sr. Louis, January 15.—Dispatches
from a dozen points in northern Texas
say that the blizzard reached that
part of the State yesterday afternoon,
and that the mercury fell from 40 to
05 degrees, reaching almost zero at
some points. A high wind prevailed
and sleet and snow fell in an unpre
cedented manner. Advices from the
Panhandle say that the mercury fell
to 2 degrees above zero, and that cat
tle were drifting before the storm and
LATEST REPORTS —THE COLD CONTINUES.
St. Paul, January 15.—Last night
and to-day have been exceedingly
cold all over the Northwest. At
Brainard it was 58 below zero at 5
o'clock this morning, and at Bird
Island 88 below this morning. At
Fairbault it was 47 below last night;
at Duluth it was 34 below to-day; and
at Clearwater it was 63 below this
THE TEMPERATURE AT CHICAGO.
Chic ago, January 15.—Sixteen be
low zero was recorded at the Gov
ernment thermometer here at mid
night, and there are indications that
the mercury will go much lower be
fore daylight. Four below was the
highest" temperature reached during
the day. The total absence of wind
mitigates the cold materially. There
is much hardship in the poor districts
of tho city, however, and the police
stations and other public shelters arr
crowded to their utmost capacity by
Tne Severity of the Weather Not
Petaluma, January 15.—The creek
was covered with ice this morning
some distance below navigation.
The thermometer registers seventeen
degrees, the lowest ever reached here.
Riverside, January 15. —The ther
mometer' this morning was twenty
Santa Rosa, January 15.— Last
night was the coldest of the season;
the mercury went down to fourteen.
Santa Cruz, January 15.—T0-day
was the coldest day ever known here
At daybreak the thermometer was
from four to eight degrees below zero.
Sacramento, January 15.—A cold
wave is visiting here, the second in
severity in the city's history. The
mercury registered nineteen to-day.
The Storm iv Arizona.. |
Kingman, Ariz., January 15.—The j
severe storm of last week has abated,
but the weather continues cold. This
morning was one of the coldest of tho
season, the mercury registering five
degrees above zero. The snow at this
place has been four inches deep, and
in the mountains and canons from
two to six feet. The roads are rend
ered impassable. Mining operations
are suspended. Stockmen are also
Killed by a. miaatep.
Portland, Or., January 16.—The
body of Angus McKay, second mate
of the British bark Peebloshire was
found lying on the ice this morning
partly submerged and with the face
badly cut. Ho had been spending
part of the night with the mate of
another vessel and it is supjiosed
that on his return he slipped on the
gang plank and Ml a distance of
thirty feet, staking against the vessel.
To Join the Union.
San Francisco, January 15. —At a
meeting of tho non-union employees of
the Kroling furniture factory to-day,
the terms on which they would enter
the union were agreed upon, and a
committee appointed to confer with
the federated trades.
THE STOVE-PIPE HAT.
A Scathing- Criticism of this la
In another and better world we
shall prot>>bly know why European
gentlemen persist in wearing tall silk
hats. What can be said against them
would fill an encyclopedia. They are
hard, and easily blown off, yet are
brittle and easily dented. They are
so absolutely unbeautiful that no
sculptor, however realistic, could put
them on a statue; and they spoil any
picture into which they are intro
duced. Their shape and their
hue are all against them from an
u-sthetic point of view. That, how
ever, it may be said, is no matter if
they are handy, convenient, every-day
articles of attire. But they are not.
A tall silk hat to look well at all times,
requires almost as much care as a
baby. Its owner or his valet must
brush it and smooth it man> times a
day. Its pristine radiance does not
last long, and one of the most painful
signs of genteel poverty is the treach
erous shine on an old silk hat that
has been renovated again and
again by a luckless wearer who can
not buy another. Why, then, does an
article which is so objectionable from
many points of view still retain its su
premacy ? Englishmen have given up
the universal shaving of thirty years
ago, and now everybody, from the
duke to the dustman, is at liberty to
wear beard, whiskers, imperial or
mustache, to shave half his face, all
or none, exactly as he likes. The cus
tom of strapping trousers under the
boot, leading to accumulation of mud
on men's lower garments, is abandon
ed. Our ulsters and other wraps are
sensible, protective garrnouts. In
fact, we have reformed everything ex
cept the tall hat. We discard it when
we travel, or when we go to the country
or the seaside; it is not worn in a boat
or on a bicycle; it is superseded by
the crush hat for opera, theatre or
ball. In London, beforo dinner, how
ever, the sign and stamp of the "gen
tleman" is the tall hat. A few men
here and there defy conventionality
and fashion, and carry, even in the
House of Commons itself, the wide
awake or the pot hat, but they do so
at their own risk. They are bold men,
and the beholders infer odd opin
ions under the eccentric covering.
What can be the reason of
this long reign of the tall
:iat? The Swiss, under William Tell,
refused to bow down to Gessler's
;hapeau; have we no patriot to lead
is in revolt? Long ago, when daring
nen first wore beards, there were old
Tories who prophesied woe. They
Dointed out. that Socialists from France
md banished Anarchists from other
ands all wore beards; and if English
nen took to hairy faces they might
ilso take up atheistic aud revol
utionary sentiments. These ex
les also wore soft, shapeless hats,
md the tall silk hat of English
espectability would, it was said,
ollow the razor into disuse. The
irophecy has not been fullilled.
ieards have come in. The bankers
md merchants who, before 1860, dis
nissed young men for wearing mous
aehes, now intrust their cash and
heir checks to clerks with luxuriant
lair upon lip and chin. Perhaps the
ime may come when a low hat, soft
ir hard, round or shapeless, will be
qualiy permitted ou the fashionable
treets or fashionable men, and when
.rtists can dare to paint
•oung Englishmen in their hats as
hey live. But the hour has not yet
truck. The late Lord Dalhousie, we
ust learn, was rebuked by the Duke
if Cambridge for appearing in Rotten
low as a "'rounder." A Gold Stick
ti Waiting, his royal highness re
narked, must not show himself in
mblic without a tall hat. It was
iqnivalent to "Roland the Just with
ibbons in his shoes" —whose appear
ance at the court heralded, so tbe
lourtiers thought, the horrors of the
If we look at the matter closely, we
nay find some reason for this appar
mtly unaccountable clinging to the
all silk hat. Male costume in Eng
and has been leveled very much. A
lerk can wear a suit of clothes that
>y gaslight it is difficult to distinguish
rom tho evening dress of a duke or
nillionaire. So far good, for it precludes
he richer man from flaunting his
vealth, and it enables poor men
o mix on easy terms in
racial intercourse with persons who
lave ten or fifty fold tlWr in
come. The silk hat, however, remains
;he one article of attire which the
ioor clerk or artisan can not wear day
iftepday and keep bright and smooth
without an amount of trouble or ex
pense he can not really afford. A
ashionable young man can take care
}f his new silk hat, be careful where
tie lays it down, aud take it up ten
lerly. A clerk who has to rush
ibout the city with money or
messages can not indu'ge in
these fopperies; he must wear some
thing that can stand rough usage and
hasty handling. The silk hat, there
fore, is valued because, when seen
day after day, polished, perfect and
ever new, it indicates comparative
leisure or comparative wealth. It is
the seal and stamp of the man who
can brush it or get it brushed and
who can renew it when he likes.
Oliver Wendell Holmes on his
recent visit was Btruck with the
religious reverence which English
men have for their hats in contrast to
the carelessness of Americans. This
is because we have a larger leisured
class, who can "devote their whole
minds to it," $k Leech's dandy said
about his neckties. While, howevert
we recognize the excuse, we do no j
admit its reasonableness. Surely
Englishmen will not wear forever the
most inartistic article of dress evei
devised —the n»Trow-brimmed stove
pipe headgear, still fashionable, in
the shape of the tall, glossy silk hat
MONDAY MORNING. JANUARY 16. 1888—TEN PAGES.
DEVOURED BY FIRE.
A Church Burned to the
Ground at Minneapolis.
HARD WORK FOR FIREMEN.
Three Warehouses Destroyed in
New York—Heavy Losses to
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Herald 1
Minneapolis, January 15. —At 8:30
this morning Are was discovered in
the Church of the Eedeemer,(Univer
salists). It was caused by the jani
tor's son [starting a fire in a furnace
which was undergoing repairs. The
firemen found it almost impossible to
reach the flames, and fought them all
day with the mfercury rangingjfrom
twenty-two to thirty below zero.
Nothing but the walls are left. The loss
is placed at $70,000, with insurance of
$50,000. During the day nine firemen
were overcome by the dense smoke
which poured from the building.
A DISASTROUS BLAZE.
New York, January 15. — Three
five-story brick buildings, 54, 56 and
58 Warren street, were completely
gutted by lire to-day, and the adjoin
ing building, No. 62, badly damaged.
The loss on the buildings is $50,000,
and on the stock of the eighteen firms
occupying them $100,000.
A RESIDENCE RUINED.
Salem, January 15.—The residence
of T. G. Albert in the University ad
dition caught fire from a chimney ilue
to-day and burned almost to the
ground. Most of the furniture was
saved. Loss, $1000; insurance, $500.
A ROUNDHOUSE BURNED.
Fort Worth, January 15.—The
Missouri Pacific roundhouse, with
twelve locomotives, burned to-day.
Loss, 100,000; partially insured.
Favorable Report of its Finan
Santa Fe, N. M., January 15. —The
Herald, in a statement of the financial
condition of New Mexico, says:
"Governor Ross urged the Ljiat Legis
lature to fund the outstanding war
rants and bring the Territory at onco
on a cash basis. Though the
Legislature neglected doing so,
it took away the tax-paying power of
the warrants, providing for the issue
of sale bonds, and paying the current
expenses for eight months. The in
creased taxable values for 1887 and
the prompt payment of taxes for that
year, so improved the financial con
dition of New Mexico that within the
present year all tho vrarrants out
standing and to be issised during the
year will be paid. The Territory's
bonded debt of if-iOO.OOO and the ex
penses are covered by the rate of tax
Immigration is increasing, and
there is a great investment of Eastern
Successful Kabblt Drives at
Bakersfiei.d, January 15. —To-day
a rabbit drive was made here. Close
palings a quarter of a mile long were
set at right angles leading to a rab
bit proof corral of 160 by -10 feet. A
number of sportsmen on horses and
others on foot surrounded and worked
slowly toward the corral, until a
space of five acres was enclosed by
the line of boaters. The rabbits be
came thicker than sheep, and many
were killed with clubs carried by tht*
walkers. The rabbits were forced
into a corner near the corral, and:
finally cooped up like sheep. Those
afoot followed, and the slaughter
began. In the first;drivo, over 1500
were killed. In the' second at least ,
1200 rabbits were piled two feet deep I
in the corner of the corral. Weekly
rabbit drives will bo held nnder the
patronage ai Haggin & Carr.
Released and Rearrested.
Chicago, January 15. —W. J. Gal
higher, just released from Joliet pris
on, where he served a term for par
ticipation in the notorious ballot box
frauds, nearly depriving ( : eneral Lo
gan of his seat in the Senate, lias been
rearrested for forgery committed eight
years ago, in forging the name of
Abraham Bronson, of Philadelphia, to
a note for a small amount. A habeas
corpus hearing will take plf>ce to-mor
row in his behalf and if denied he
will be take* to Philadelphia.
I'niois Printers Biured.
Louisvilm, Ky., January 15. —None
of the striking printers of tie Courier-
Jounuxl returned to their cases, and
at 5 o'clock yesterday morning their
places were filled. An hour later
President Aiinison. of the-Internation
al Typographical Union, called upon
President Haldenian, of the paper,
and sought a conference but Halde
man told him that the new men had
been put on to the cases to stay.
St. Lshjis, January 15. —Advicss
from Mexico say that President Diaz
and Cabinet have announced that they
will (lb all in their power to encourage
American emigration, especially iaato
Lower California and tho lands cf.the
International Company. In defiance,
howover, to the oati-liberal agitation
against such immigration, the Ad
ministration is determined to enforce
the law prohibiting foreignors from
acquiring title to real estate within
twenty leagues of the boundary lines.
Shipwrecked Seamen Saved.;Bj
Saoua, January 15.—The schooner
Luis G. Robel, from Boston, picked
up and brought to thi3 port seven
sailors of the American bark D.
Chapin, which foundered on the
voyage from Turk's Island to Boston.
The survivors say that the captain,
one Bailor and the cook died of thirst
and huriger after ten days' exposure
in an open boat.
Burial of Dr. Itlearos.
San Francisco, January 15. —The
funeral services of the late Health Of
fficer Dr. JohnL. Meares to-day, were
attended by a large number of citizens
and civic organizations. The remains
were interred in the vault of Mrs R.
Porter Ashe in the Laurel Hill ceme
Full Confession Regarding the
Robbery in Mexico.
Ei. Paso, Tex., January 15.—A
special the Examiner says: Doc I lines,
alias Judd the suspected Mexican
train robber, has confessed to
the Mayor at Paso del Norte
his complicity in the robbery.
He says: "The leader of the band
was Charles Small there being five
others besides Small aud myself,
three coming down from Arizona,
one named Hutchison. Our head
quarters for the last two week were
the Beathes ranche, nearly 60
miles south of Chihuahua. On
the night of the robbery we
reached Mapula Bend an hour before
the train arrived. Hutchinson held
up the engineer and fireman and I
went for the express agent. I got for
my share $100 in Mexican silver and
$50 in Mexican gold. I had the gold
in my boot when arrested." Hines
refuses to give his true name.
A telegram from Chihuahua an
nounces the arrest of the gang's leader
by Mexican soldiers about 30 miles
below there. All the men will un
doubtedly be shot, as this is the pen
alty for train robbery in Mexico.
THE K. OF 1.. TROUBLE.
Important manifesto Issued by
the New York Branch.
New York, January 15. —The dis
satisfied members of the Knights of
Labor of New York and vicinity have
followed the example of their breth
ren in Chicago, Cincinnati and Phila
delphia, and at a mass meeting on
Wednesday appointed a provisional
committee against the present manage
mentof the order. The committee to
night issued a long manifesto, couched
in much the same language as that
prepared in Chicago, giving their rea
sons for rebellion, and calling on all
the local brandies to join them.
OBSERVATIONS IN JAPAN.
What Dir. Sargent of New Haven 1
Heard and Saw in the Far East.
Mr. I. B. Sargent, the groat New 1
Haven manufacturer, is on a tour .
through the East. His latest letter, .
printed in the New Haven Register,
is dated "Asia, September, 1887." It
deals with the Japanese and their
wages. Hakodate, from" which Mr.
Sargent writes, is a city of 40,000 peo
ple. Missionaries, says Mr. Sargent, ,
are abundant in Hakodate. They are
Methodist, Baptist and Congregational, ,
Catholic and Russian Greek. All have (
good schools, with from 50 to 500 pu- j
pila each, in which sciences are taught ,
in the Japanese language, and Chris- (
tianity is also taught as much as pos- ,
aible at the English-speaking mis
sions. The reading eft he Testament in
English is generally consented to, not
for the religion in it, but for the learn
ing of the English language. Ability <
to read and speak the English lan- I
guage is highly prized by the Japan- I
ese, Still, the missionaries are doing -
much good in bringing before the <
Japanese other ideas, other ways, 1
different costumes, chairs, tables, >
knives and forks and-spoons, better -
houses, creating new wants in the
Japanese mind and spreading a knowl
edge of the English language, so bliat
the new wants can bo the more easily '
supplied and commercial dealings in- [
creased by free trade English manu
facturers. All over Asia American \
missionaries are beating the bush, '•
and free trade England is catahing J
"I supposed," said Mr. Sargent, "I
should be free from newspaper inter- 1
views in Asia, but I had not besn in
Hakodate over one day betae a
scholarly gentleman approached me. I
He had, he said, the honor of repre- t
senting the Hakodate newspaper, and <
wanted to ask some questions. He 1
wanted to know my fall name, resi- '
(donee, occupation, number of people i
employed, object iv coming to Japan, i
j and many other matters connected
! with my visit and business, all of
j which, with my replies lie committed
to paper in the "most advanced re",sort- (
I orial stylo. He took mo to see the
manufacturing establishments a£ Ha
kodate, one of which is a small ,
foundry and machine shay well i
filled with tools,
nearly all idle, and the other a saw
mill." Tha sawmill, as all Japanese
sawmills are, is a union sawmill.
Whether the rules of tho Sawyers' i
Union are profitable for the members
af the union and most profitable for
the whole jieople is more than I know
or care. But they do not allow saw
ing to be done in Japan except by
man puwer. Mills run, by steam
powor and water power have been
erected and tried, with bad results to
the saws and machinery, and capital-
(ists were taught a lesson. In the
Hakodate sawmill were eighteen saw
ryers, working, in their every-day,
street, home end working clothes—
i:that is, as naked as they were
born, except with a very narrow
piece of liner, cloth tied around their
loins, the ends meetuijj and forming
% covering in front and. underneath.
Eaih man had a saw horn eighteen,
inches to four feet, according to tlae
diameter of the log he worked at*
and sawed lub log into boards. One
end of the log is raised on a'hcise'
higher tlian the sawyer's head, and
tiie sawysr, with his saw made t > :.ut
only wh.sn pulled, stands under, the
log and works for forty silver cents
per day— equal to only thirty cents in
gold coin. There is no other kind of
1 sawmill in Japan. The guild or
1 union of the sawyers and that of the
' carpenters, and lhat of the cabinet
! makers are all very strong,
1 and go together, as I am
1 informed and rule out all wood
• working labor-saving machinery,
g because of the presumed .liability to
r throw members of these guilds out of
, employment. Whether these rules
hive had the effect, after a trial of
1 2000 years and more of their enforce
• ment, to raise or keep up the of
• members is of no concern to employ
'• ers. Whether the necessary high
l > price of board* sawed by such a slow
it process has had anything Jto do with
• the substitution of mud for lumber in
houses for workingmen, with the ab
sence of bedsteads, tables and chairs
from the farm laborers', mechanics'
6 and workingmen's houses is of no
f- concern to the rich who can afford to
c buy boards at the current prices.
Latest Advices from Across
DIXEY IN THE LAW COURTS.
Near Princeton, Minnesota, a
Swede Kills His Wife and
!Asociated Press Dispatches to tho Herald, i
Dublin, January 15.— Freeman's
Journal says that Blunt has made a
statement of the ground on which he
fears the Parnellites are imprisoned.
While in the south of England in
September he met Balfour, whp said
that he intended to imprison physically
the weakest of the Parnellites,
adding that he felt sorry for Dillon,
who had some good about him and
who would die in prison as he would
get six months and was in bad health.
After the Mitchelstown affair, Blunt
warned O'Brien and Dillon, aud to
this he says he attributes Balfour's
virulence at the trial and that he
feels unsafe in the hitters' hands.
Balfour says: " The story is a
ridiculous lie. Ido not believe Blunt
ever made the assertion attributed to
THE AUBTItO-RUSSIAN DIFFICULTY.
Vienna, January 15. —It is stated
that Count Kalnoky in reply to Prince
LobanofT, the Russian Ambassador,
who has given intimation as to the
movements of Russian troops, Said
that he had taken note thereof and
could respond by saying that Austria
cherished equally peaceful intentions
but it would be for military councils
to judge of the situation created by
the advance of troops. Reports are
current that the second Caucasian
army corps here have been ordered to
proceed to the Austro-Roumanian fron
tier. It is stated that tire government
has decided to begin the movement
of troops at an early date. It will
send large reinforcements of Hunga
rian troops to Transylvania and War
The Journal semi-officially an
nounces that barracks to the number
of eighty will be constructed at three
points on the Russian frontier —Su-
valki, Kalviria and Maryampol.
PRESENTS JTOR THK POPE.
Home. January 15.—Archbishop
Ryan has handed to the Rector ol the
American Seminary, President Cleve
land's letter, with a volume of the
American Constitution, dedicated to
the Pope. The Rector will present
them on the occasion of the Pope's
reception to the American Bishops, in
order to avoid putting his Holiness to>
the fatigue of giving a special a«r
FRANCE AND AMERICA,
Paris, January 15. —Minister Mc-
Lean, in a letter to the Marquis Ro
chambeau regretting his inability to
attend'the banquet, says that it' is to
the ancient association of I'!rench and'
American soldiers on the battlefields
of the New World that is due the
strong current of sympathy whichhaß
never ceased to draw France and
A COWARDLY COXSWAIN*.
Dublin, January 15. —As aresult of
the official inquiry into the less of the
ship Alfred D. Snow, the coxswainof
the Dunsmow lifeboat, who resigned
his position rather than attempt' to
save the crew, has been pronounced
guilty of cowardice. It is held.that
the crew would undoubtedly have
been saved if the lifeboat -had'been
RIOTING IN IRELAND, '
Dublin, January 15. —A conflict
occurred at Gweedare yesterday be
tween peasants and a party of police
collecting rates. A woman was stab
bed with a bayonet, a girl wounded
with a truncheon and other persons
more or less seriously injured. Two
arrests were made.
THK GRAND OLD MAN.
London, January l$i —Gladstone,
through the newspapers, has again re
turned thanks for the large number
of birthday congratulations whifch he
received. The Daily *£«,>• saye that
there is n© foundation for the report
that Gladstone is going to Rome.
UREVY VEIU ,3ICK.
Paris,. January 1 jv—Ex-President
Grevy suffered a second siroke of,
apople~j/ last Monday* He has since
been confined to bed.- Physicians are
visiting-him twice jaily. iiis condi -
tion Ims been kepi< secret as long a>
hurt wan a huntcbu.
P.u»s, January 15. —While hunti&R.
at Rambouillat yesterday Geneial
Brager was severaiy wounded in tie
hip .by the accidental discharge of
the keeper's gio. President Caraot
i?£S one of the hunting party.
A SLIGHT SKIIUMSII.
Gonstantino?.le., January 15.—The
two bands who organized a rising in
Bulgaria were defeated by Tnikish
soldiers before thay crossed the
St. Petersburg, January 15.—Lord
Kandolph ChurchM visited General
He Brlns>*an Action for Criminal
■Abel Against iHumford.
Kansas City, January 15.—Henry
E. Dixey, the actor, has filed affi
davits charging the Kansas City
Times with criminal libel. The papers
were served on Dr. Mumford, the
editor, yesterday evening and he was
released on his own recognizance to
appear Monday morning. The trouble
' arose from a sermon by evangelist
j Sam Small on Friday night, in which
ihe charged Dixey with gambling in
. San Francisco. Dixey tried to have
f Small called to account, and failing in
. that instituted suit against the paper.
, Small has been subpoenaed as a wit-
l An Atrocious Crime.
1 St. Paul, January 15.—A Princetor
j special says: A Swede living twentj
> miles from here is said to have killec
5 his wife and seven children by chop
o ping off their heads with a broad-axe
IA boy of 14 jumped from the up
stairs window and escaped. When
asked what he had done, the mur
derer replied: "What I intended) to
do for a long time."
A BOILER BURSTS
An Does Considerable Damage at
Portland, January 15.—A station
ary boiler in the kitchen of the Gar
field house exploded this morning. A
half-breed Indian girl employed in the
kitchen was struck by a piece of the
boiler and had her ribs broken.
She was blown toward the win
dow, through which she crashed,
cutting her face and hands very
badly. She was taken to the hospital
and may recover. The explosion
completely wrecked the kitchen and
so alarmed the boarders in the ad
jacent dining-room that they ran over
the landlady, Mrs. St. Clair, and
tramped her severely in the hurry to
No Cause Can be Assigned for
the Rash Deed.
Auburn, January 15.—At the Cor
oner's inquest to-day over the remains
of Samuel Ralston, death was shown
to be deliberate suicide. Deceased
left a brief letter addressed to his
mother saying that he was sorry for
the deed, but nothing more, and all
are at a loss to assign the cause, unless
it be ill-health. W. Gi Ralston was
present at the inquest, and brought
his brother's remains to Auburn to
be taken to San Francisco to-morrow.
Guayaquil (via Galveston), January
15. —The war council has-senieneed
to death Luna and Veles, two revolu
tionary chiefs taken lately in the pro
vince of Mandoi.
Great disorders are occurring in the
church. Several of the clergy have
been confined by the Bishop and
others have been ordered to pay fines.
Many scandalous articles concerning
the affair appear in the press.
Cut Down by the Cars.
Sharon, Pa., January 15.—Stephen
and Samuel Byer and Joseph Katep
were strnck by the New York fast ex
press on the New York, Pennsylvania
and Ohio railroad yesterday evening,
and instantly killed. The "men-were
in a buggy when the express struck
them. They were all married, and
New York, January 15.—A benedt
tendered to Miss Munier, leader of
the choir of the Anti-Poverty Society,
and who lost her position in St.
Stephen's Church and in other Cath
olic institutions through her stand in
defense of Dr. McGlynn, netted her
$150*8* the Academy of Music to
Indianapolis, Ind., January VSi —
Hon. Oscar B. Cord, once Attorney
General of (the State, a prominent and
widely known lawyer, died to-night,
aged 58. He was prostrated on
Tuesday by a stroke of apoplexy frem
which he never rallied.
Cholera lv Chill.
Lima*, (via- Galveston), January 15,
—The latest cholera returns cabled
by the Peruvian Medical Commis
sioner in Chili shows a decrease, but
the epidemic- continues in full forca in
the southern provinces.
A Novel Suicide.
BmaVOJ/Ot, January 15.—Mrs. V/yatt
attempted suiside, by drowning here
yesterday because her son, upon vhom
she depended mainly for her support,
was to be masrried.
The End Approaching.
Msntor, Ohio, January I|J—
Grandma Garfield is constantly grow
ing weaker and it is thought that she
cannot live but a few days.
Death o* Cicn. Underwood.
Boston, January 15.—Gen. .A. B.
Underwood, for twenty-two yenrs sur
veyor of the port of Boston, died yes
te:».lay afternoon of pneumonia..
Darwin's Theory of Coral Isl
And now comes the great iesson.
After an Interval of more than thirty
ftve years the voyage of tha -Beagle
has been? followed by the voyage 05,
the Cliaiienger, famished with all
the ueweßt appliances of soisneo and
manned by a scientific oiaff mors
than competent to turn them to tha
best iiieount. And what is one of
tho many results that havi been add
ed to siur knowledge of nature— to
our estimate of the traa character
and historj'of the globe we live on?
It is that Darwin's theory is a dream.
It is not only unsound, but it is in
many respects directly the reverse of
truth. With all his powers of obser
vation, Darwin in this matter
fell into errors as profound
as the abysses of: the Pa
cific. All the acclamations with
which it was received were as the
shouts of an ignorant mob. It is
well to know that tha plebiscites of
science may be as dangerous and as
hollow as those of pslitics. The over
throw nf Darwin's speculation is only
beginning to be known. It has been
whispered for some time. The
cherished dogma has been dropping
very slowly out of sight. Can it be
possible that Darwin was wrong?
Must we indeed give up all that we
have been accepting and teaching for
more than a generation? Reluct
antly, almost sulkily, and with
a grudging silence, as far as
public discussion is concerned,
the ugly possibility has been contem
plated as too disagreeable to be mucl
talked about. The evidence, old anc
new, has been weighed and weighec
again, and tho obviously inclining
rest has been looked at askance many
times. But, despite all averred looks
I apprehend that it has settled to iti
place forever, and Darwin's theory o
the coral islands must be relegated to
the category of those many hypotheses
which have indeed helped science fo
a time by promoting and provokini
further investigation, but which ir
themselves have now finally "kieket
the beam."—[Duke of Argyll in Pop
ular Science Monthly.
When a man gets to be a " society
leader," you can generally look for
him at the tail end of every proces
! sion.—[Burlington Free Press. ,
The Work Mapped Out for
the Ctoning Week.
NOMINATIONS 1 TO BE DECIDED.
A Speech on finrrent Politics
Expected fi sm Senator
I Associatied Press Dispa'.<*eg to the HttBALD]
Wasihesgton, January 15.—Tht Sen
ate is expected to go into secret
session after the morning hour to
morrow and enter at oace upon tho
consideration of the nominations oi
Lamar, Vilas and Dickinson, and con
tinue in secret session until these b»
The direct tax bill, whiclf has been
discussed at length in the morning
hours, will probably be voted upon
within two or three days, aad Sens
tor Blair will try (to secure action this
week upon the education bill.
The Deficiency bill is in thcr hands
of the Bub-committee of the Commit
tee on Appropriations and will be
brought into the Senate in time for
action before next Saturday. "I tegular
order" will be temporarily laid} aside
from time to time, whenever the
Senate wish to deliver speeches on
other subjects, and among thor ex
pected events of this nature is a speech
bearing probably upon current politics
by Senator Ingalls.
If Chairman Crisp of the House
Committee on Elections, can
complete his report upon Car
lisle's contested election by noon
to-morrow the matter will be at
once laid before the House, and aa
the question of highest privilege,
will command immediate attention,
should the report not be ready, it win'
be the order to-morrow for the com*
move to suspend the roles
and pass measures that have received
their sanction. Only a few commit
tees will be able to take advantage of 1
this opportunity, for the reason tha*'. g
the time has been insufficient with
the majority in which to perfect tber
bills referred to them.
CUSTOMS CHARGES. (
Nevr Schedule Advocated, at the
Wool men's Conference.
Washington ,January 15. —After the
adoption of resolutions at tha Wool
Conference yesterday a committee
consisting of Columbus Delano, of
Ohio, President of the National
Wool Grower's Association; Wm.
Whitaaan, of Boston, President of the
National Association of Wool Manu
facturers ; and Edward A. Green, of
Philadelphia, President of the Phila
delphia Wool Merchants' Association,
was appointed to present to Congress
a schedule of the customs duties
adopted' by the Conference, and the
convention adjourned sine die.
THE SCHEDULE ADOPTED
By the conference is similar in many
respects to the tariff of 1867. All the
classes remain identical with the ex
isting wool tariff rates. The duties,
however, are increased as follows:
On wool of first class and second class
where the value is 32 cents or less per
pound, an addition of II per cent, at
valarorn. is added to tbe existing duty
of 13' cents per pound; where the
value exceeds 32 cents per pound, an
addition of 10 per cent, ad valorem**
thepresentsate of 12 cents per pound..
On wools of this class, the value of
which is twelve cents or less per J
iwand, the duty is increased one-half' §
cent to three centß per pound; where- I
the value exceeds twelve cents per
pound, thc-duty is increased from five- I
to-six cents per pound.
No wool shall be included in class- j
three, which shall be imported for
any purpose other than the manufac
ture of carpets or low grade blankets. |
The existing duty on wool or skin re- I
mains untouched, with the exception 1
of sheep skins and unmanufactured j
imported woolens, washed orunvrash
ed, on which the duty is fixed at thir
ty per cent ad valorem on skins alone. I
Suicided Through. DespondßSie"?P? |
Mar?sville, January 15. —William 1
Henry, a sheepherder, who until
lately has been in the employ of §
i Touta, in Colusa county, comnsitted
suicide at the United States Hotel
early this morning by taking a dose 9
of strychnine. lie was without J
mesas and was suffering mentally. . 1
Sin Francisco, January 15.—St. J
Loais 0, New York 5, was irtie score j
to-day's game. King and Bushone 1
formed the battery for St. jLouis and |
Van Haltren and Brown, for New I
York. Attendance, 9,0091
Tulare, January 15.—A boy named g
Heury Peterson, while stealing a ride, j
was run over by cars, this afternoon
and instantly killed. His body was Cttul
in two at the waist.
A Victim to Pneumonia.
Washington, January 15.—Georgnjj
Walker, late Con3ul-General of the>J
United States in Paris, died of pneu- J
monia at his residence in this city thin |
afternoon, aged <J4.
A Reporter's Luck.
Occasional wisdom of the wordraM
kind among Bohemans is worthy ofj9
remark, says the New York WorULIM
Twelve years ago a young reporter cm
the Tribune, who was enabled to earnfl
$18 a week, had an opportunttygM
to go West. In a few weeks ■
he came back, drifted about a
among his friends and raisota
$5000 and went back again. Thjgjfl
sum he invested in a cattle ranch
i north of Cheyenne. A couple of d*v"~3B
: ago he turned up on Broadway wiUt'afl
' large and violently developed deslriM
ito illuminate the town. He is noifejfl
- worth a cool $500,000, and comes wU
; New York every winter to celebratniß
i Upon these occasions he " blowsin jj
1 several thousand dollars within thMfl
- or four months, and then he goes BSM
to Wyoming and watches his cstfl
for the rest of the year. The boalnH
1 has its drawbacks, but the ex-reposjjl
r declares with emphasis that on JM
• whole he wouldn't exchange it for mt
ion a newspaper at $18 a week. M