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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
A PAYING BUSINESS.
An Overland Train Held
Up in Arkansas.
THE EXPRESS CAR RANSACKED.
Remarkable Coniposun Displayed
By the Thieves—A Biir
[Associated Press Dispatches to thcHKHALL 1
St. Lot-is, Mo., February 29.—1t is
reported tiiat the St. Louis, Kansas
aud Texas express train was robbed at
Kingsland, Ark., early this morning.
The exprees messenger lockod the
doors, but the robbers smashed them
in and secured $2,000.
Later dispatches give further details
of the robbery. At 1 o'clock this
morning, when the north-bound ex
press was about a mile from Kings
laud, tha train suddonly came to a
standstill, and the conductor stepped
to the door to see what was wrong.
As ho opened the doer a bullet
whistled by his head, and he at once
retired inside the car, where he re
mained during the trouble. The rob
bers went to work in
A COOI. AND SYSTEMATIC WAV.
They boarded the engine and com
manded the engineer and fireman to
get down from the box. Taking the
fireman arid engineer with them the
robbers ordered them to call on the
messenger too|>en the car. They did as
ordered, but he refused to show up.
They then began a fusilade which
lasted wliile attempting to force their
way into the car. The fireman was
ordered to take the slash bar from
the engine and hreak in the door of
the car. He obeyed, but as he could
not g»>t in, after ten minutes delay,
the robbers proceeded
TO SET THE CAR ON KIKE.
This forced the messenger to open
the door and tho engineer and fire
man were made to get into the car
first, their bodies thus protec ing the
robbers as they clambered In. The
messenger opened the safe without
further trouble and the contents wore
quickly transferred to a sac*. The
exact amount taken is not known
though late reports state that between
$5,000 and $10,000 is about w hat was
stolon. Some place tho loss much
higher. A sheriff and posse arc in
pursuit of the robbers. The passen
gers and miil car were not molested.
A Dl Slit ING E«TEUPRISE.
• * '» tlorn of a mammoth
Canal In New Mexico.
Albuquerque, N. M., February 29.
—The survey of the canal contem
plated in Southern New Mexico is
about completed. The report states
that it will be necessary to commence
at a point near San Luis on the Rio
Grande. The cost of the construc
tion to Santa Antonio, N. M., will be
about $28,000 per mile, as the ground
is very rough. From the latter point
to about ninety miles over the Jorando
de Muerte the work will be easy, and
and will only cost about $17,000 a
mite, with the exception of a tunnel a
mile and a half long, which is esti
mated to cost about $13,000. The
canal is surveyed for 130 miles, and
the total cost foots up to $4,970,000.
Tbe completion of this canal and the
reservoir scl erne will bring under
cultivation over 3,000,000 acres of
arid laud. The originator of the
scheme, General G. B. Bowman, is
now at Washington soliciting Con
gressional aid in the matter.
KILLED IN A HOTEL.
Tragic Termination of a Dispute
ut Las Animas, Col.
Denver, February 29. —A Republi
can Bp , "'lil i'om Las Animas, Col.,
•'jays: M. F. O'Reilly, contractor of
the new Court House here, was shot
and killed by Fred A. Hall, a well
known architect of Denver, at the
Leland Hotel at noon to-day. The
County Commissioners thought that
O'Reilly was using inferior material
for the building's construction, and
sent for Hall to come down, inspect
the building and make a report.
Hall's report justified the opinion of
* the Commissioners, and while being
read at the session of the Board,
this morning, O'Reilly violently at
tacked Hall. Friends separated them
and kept them apart until noon.
When the latter entered the dining
room of the hotel O'Reilly again at
tacked him, knocking him down.
While lying on the floor Hall pulled a
revolver and fired four shots, three
taking effect in the body of O'Reilly,
who staggered into the office and fell
dead. Hall was arrested, but imme
He Bequeaths Large Sums to De
Washington, February 29. —The
will of the late W. W. Corcoran was
offered for probate to-day. The
greater portion of the estate, which is
valued at $300,000 is bequeathed to his
grand children, George P., Louise M.
and William C. Eustis, to be held in
trust for them for ten years. Several
legacies of $4,000 and $5,000 are left
to other relatives and similar amounts
to various orphan asylums in the dis
trict. $100,000 is left to/jme Corcoran
• art gallery and $50,00Crto the Louise
All the Evidence In.
Salt Lake, U. T., February 29.—
The testimony in the suit of the
United States against the Mormon
Church before Examiner Sprague con
cluded to-day and will be submitted
to the Supreme Court to-morrow.
The evidence to-day related to the
transfer of the church property. It is
claimed in the matter of tithing that
the printed forms have been changed
in order to avoid the law and it now
makes the tithing appear as a free
Result ef the Land-Jumping.
Salt Lake, February 29.—The
committee appointed at the meeting
of the City Council last night, to-day
with Mayor Armstrong and the Legia-
late Committee, proceeded to Ar
senal Hill and selected a tract ul
twenty acies on which to build a
i: <>s i-. M's, i. i» «jon pkom i ses.
About »«00,000 Worth of Liabili
ties to be Settled.
Chic Attn, February 29.—Maurice
Roseufeld, the principal broker for
Harper in the big wheat deal last
June, has made a compromise with
all but a few of bis creditors, and was
paying claims to-day. All creditors
who are members of the Chicago
Board of Trado get twenty-five per
cent, of their claims, and the New
York Stock Kxchange creditors forty
per cent. The total liabilities o-ving
to the Board of Trade members are
$500,-000, and the Stock Kxchange
IN BLACK AND WHITE.
Revelations Regarding tbe
Opium Ring operators.
Wathrtown, N. V., February 29.—
The report of United States Treasurer
Agent Norris Winslow on the opium
smuggling cases, discloses the fact
that a large con-ignmont of goods,
which was very probably opium, was
shipped from a station in this country
on November 10, 1887, consigned to
M. H. Whitney of Kansas City.
A letter from Mrs. Whitney contains
an account, with the following
items for traveling expenses: From
Portland to Seattle aftd return three
times, 187.66; to Erie, Pa., from
Portland, $100, and other charges.
She claims that a balance is due her
of $3.19. Letters from Chinamen
about shipments of sweet honey and
money due them are also contained
in the report. There is also a letter
to Major Brooks, Collector of Cus
toms, complaining that the Govern
ment officers of Puget Sound pui-
IHjsely allow and encourage
Muuggling. The letter is signed "An
American Citizen." Another letter
of which the seal is broken, though
the stamp is uncancelled, is to Major
Brooke, Collector at Port Townsend,
W. T., from T. R. Stevens, of Vic
toria, B. C.| and declares that Gard
ner not only owned the chest that
was seized there, but also the opium
that waa in it. Ho*v these letters
came into Gardner's possession i 3 un
known. Other letters indicate that
Gardner is a man of many aliasos.
NO till ART • If. iilVEv.
Negroes massacred In South
San Francisco, February 29. —An
Examiner special from Houston, Tex
as, says: A shocking massacre oc
curred at Spanish Camp, 00 miles
west of here on Sunday morning. The
settlement is composed of Mexicans,
negroes and white desperadoes. A
negro cabin was set on fire and the oc
cupants deliberately shot down as
they ran out. Five were killed out
right and one severely injured while
two were burned to death in the cab
in. Another negro was caught and
hanged to a tree. The butchery was
the outcome of a suit for the posses
sion of some land recently decided in
favor of the negroes.
AN I NLUCKY VESSEL.
Use Runa Aground, at San Diego
on Her first Trip.
San Diego, February 29. — The
schooner Newark is ashore just out
side with a cargo of 175,000 feet of
lumber' The master of the Newark
had never been to this port before.
He arrived outside last night and at
tempted 'to sail in. He missed
the channel aud struck ground
on the north island just opposite
Ballast Point. The boat leaks badly,
and if the storm holds, will go "to
pieces before morning; she is .break
ing up now. She was a uew vessel
aud on her first trip. The loss is
$0,000 on the vessel and $4,000 on the
cargo. Tbeinsuiance is not known.
She is owned by C. L. Dingley & Co.,
of Sin Francisco.
Increased Appropriations Neces
sary for Efficient Service.
San Francisco, February 29.—Sur
veyor-General Hammond has written
to Samuel J. Randall, Chairman of
the House Commit tee on Appropria
tions, asking for $50,000 this year, as
against $33,000 last year. He says
that in the ten years previous the
appropriations averaged $55,000 an
nually, snd unless an inciease is
allowed it will be impossible to do
justice to the immigrants seeking
homes in this State, to continue the
examination of the Spanish grants
and to carry on the business of the
Tit INK-LINK 'RAFFIC.
An Agreement "ade Regarding
New York, February 29.—The Ex
ecutive Committee of the Trunk
lines met to-day and discussed the
alleged "pro-rating with the Western
roads." It was decided that pro
rating or "special rate" business shall
cease after March 3d next, and from
that date forth the rates will be the
same as before the demoralization oc
curred west of Chicago. As a precau
tion against any underhand dealings
regarding export rates, it was decided
that bureaus of billing and weighing
should be immediately established at
all the western terminals of the trunk
CROWDED WITH CRUISE US.
Condition of Affairs at 'Frisco's
San Francisco, February 29.—A
case of smallpox Has developed among
the Chinese passengers on board the
steamer San Pablo, which arrived in
this port a few days ago, and the ves
sel has been placed in quarantine.
"Things are getting into a bad tan- <
gle out in tVie quarantine grounds,"
said Traffic Manager George U. Rica,
of the Pacific Mail and Occidental
and Oriental Lines, "It looks to
me as if the companies will
soon have the south quarantine
grounds dotted with hulks. There is no
question but that something must be
done by the Government or State or
city to pro vide emple quarantine faci
lities. .Our steamers are tied up;
our patrons are complaining that their
THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 1, 1888—TEN PAGES.
wares are being delayed, and it means
thousands of dollars "of loss every day
that one China liner is detained. The
companies are not the only loosers,
for tho merchants of the city and
East suffer heavily."
Large Importation of Agricul
San Francisco, February 29.—The
first solid through train of agricultural
implements that ever crossed the con
tinent, arrived here to-day. It con
sists of twenty cars, and was consign
ed to a local firm of agricultural im
plement dealers. The train made the
unusual time of nine days
from Madison Wis. via Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul,
the Union Pacific and the Central Pa
cific lines. The shipment is valued
at $48,000, made up of mowers and
sulky hay rakes. It is said to be the
largest shipment ever made by any
one importing house on the coast. It
will be "followed in two weeks by an
other through train of twenty cars of
Mineral I ands are Open to the
Use of tbe Public.
San Francisco, February 29. —The
Supreme Court has affirmed the judg
ment and order of the lower court in
the case of the Chicago Quartz Mining
Company against John Oliver, an ac
tion to quiet title. The plaintiff claims
that an under mining patent was issued
in 1883, to defendant under a patent
issued to'the Central Pacific Railroad
in 1870. The land is a government
grant to the railroad compauy, and the
question to decide was whether the
grant waß reversed from the above
year. The Supreme Court decides in
favor of the plaintiff, as it is spec
ially provided for in theact of .Congress
governing the grant stating that all
mineral lands are excepted from rail
IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING.
Two Noted Confidence Men
Taken to Prison.
Fresno, February 29. —L. Varner
aud J. P. Knapp, two operators in
bogus checks, who suddenly departed
from here on Saturday night, after
representing themselves as capitalists
and who entered into several con
tracts to buy some valuable city and
country property, have been captured
at Berenda, and were jailed in this
city to-day. At Modesto they passed
a bogus check on a San Diego bank
in payment of a hotel bill, wbich an
hour later was found to be wortldess.
CHUCK VS. GARRISON.
A Dispute Regarding Grain
Threshing In Fresno County.
San Francisco, February 29. —The
State Supreme Court to-day affirmed
the judgment of the lower court in
favor of plaintiff, in the case of Chuck
vs. Garrison. Chuck claims.that Gar
rison and Farra are indebted to him
$138 for threshing grain in Fresno
county. The case was defaulted, but
Hawley Bros, hardware company
filed a complaint, and claimed that
they owed the thresher. The plain
tiff entered a general denial, which
was sustained by the lower court, and
judgment was entered for the plaintiff.
A General Disagreement.
Portland, February 29. —G. W.
Hunt has brought suit against the
Oregon Pacific Railroad to recover
$80,000 for work done, aud $8,000 for
neglect on the part of the company to
fulfill the terms of a contract.
Nelson Bennett, another contractor,
also sued the company soon after
work was stopped, for $500,000. The
company recently brought suit against
Hunt for $150,000 for non-performance
A Poorly Constructed Roof.
Kansas City, February 29. —At
noon to-day a portion of the roof of
the. nearly completed Midland Hotel
collapsed and fell. Of the sixty men
in the building all escaped with their
lives except Frank Edison, who was
instantly killod. Jack O'Brien was
fatally injured, and ten others were
hurt. The hotel was the project of
Norman B. Ream and other Chicago
capitalists. The loss by the crash is
A Brutal Murder.
San Francisco, February 29.—A
Belleville, Texas, special says: Tim
Forsyth, the son of the Sheriff of
Panola county, has been arrested for
the murder of County Treasurer Hill,
and charged with cutting off the lat
ter's head with a hatchet and taking
a large amount of money. Forsyth
confesses to the crime. The widow
of the murdered man has lost her
Short of Cash.
San Francisco, February 29.— The
failure is announced to-day for $60,
--000 of the firm of Rossetter & Smith,
importers of calf skins, shoe findings
and shoe machinery. They were do
ing business on borrowed capital.
Bad debts are stated to be the cause
of the failure.
Want More Pay.
Albuquerque, February 29. —A
brakemen's strike on the Atlantis and
Pacific, between Williams and Peach
Springs, is probable. The committee
are conferring with the railroad offi
cials. An advance in wages is de
A Watery Grave.
Portland, Ogn., February 29.—The
schooner Zampa arrived at Astoria
to day from San Francisco. During
her passage Geo. C. Jensen, second
mate, fell overboaid while reefing
sails and was drowned.
Wrested from the Sea.
San Rafael, February 29. —The
1 body of Thomas flhristianson, who fell
from the schooner Alameda at Sau
salito ou Fridayy«has been recovered
and was brought here to-day.
Tucson, February 29. — Governor
Luis Torres and party were enter
tained to-day by the citiiens of Tuc
son and to-night a grand reception
waa given at tbe Commercial Club
rooms in his boner. 1
THE HEATHEN HORDE.
Stewart's Bill to Restrict
their Coming Here.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE LIMITED.
Animated Debate Over the Pro
posed Additional Pension
f Associated Press Dispatches to the II skald ]
Washington, February 29. —In the
Senate to-day a bill to amend the
Chinese Restriction Act was reported
favorably by Sherman from the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations. The bill
provides that the words "Chinese
laborers" and "Chinese passengers"
shall be held to include and mian any
persons of the Chinese race without
regard to the government to which
the Chinese may owe allegiance, and
without regard to the port, place or
country from which he or she may
cjme to the United States.
Tne second section provides that all
Chinese laborers who departed from
the United States between November
17th, 1880, and June 6th, 1882, having
at the time of departure the right to
return to the United States under
provisions of the treaty between the
United States and the empire of
China, bearing date November 17,
1880, shall avail themrtelves of such
right so secured, and return to the
United States within six months after
the passage of this act. Every Chinese
laborer so departing, who fails to re
turn to the United States within said
six months, shall be taken and
deemed to have waived his right to
return under the provisions of the
treaty, and shall forever thereafter be
excluded from the United States.
Section three reads as follows: that
the certificate provided by the Act of
of May 2, 1872, to be jdelivered to
Chinese departing from the United
States for the purpose of identification
on their return shall, ninety days
after the passage of this act, be such
as the secretary of the treasury shall,
from time to time, prescribe. And
the secretary of the treasury shall
have the power to make all needful
rules and regulations to prevent entry
into the United States of any Chinese
who are denied the right so to enter
by any act of Cong ess, and the acts of
Congress relating to the entry of
Chinese into the United States are
hereby amended so as to conform
with such act.
Sherman, from the Committee on
Foreign Relations, reported a resolu
tion as an amendment to the one
offered by Stewart requesting the
President, in view of the difficulties
and embarrassments which bave at
tended the immigration of Chinese
laborers under the- limitation of the
treaties with China, to nominate a
treaty with the Emperor of China
containing a proviso that no Chinese
laborers shall enter the United States.
THE MOUNT ItOOD PARK.
Mitchell offered a resolution, which
was agreed to, instructing the Com
mittee on Public Lands to inquire
into the propriety and advisability of
having seven or eight townships of
the public domain surrounding and
including Mount Hood, Oregon, set
apart as a national park.
A bill to provide for the compulsory
education of Indian children, as
amended by Vest, was passed. It
makes it the" duty of the Secretary of
the Interior to establish an industrial
boarding school on every Indian
reservation upon which there may be
located any Indian tribe number
ing 500 or more adult Indians.
The pupils ure to bo taught
the branches of useful labor in addi
tion to the usual studies in primary
classes. Nothing in the bill is to pre
vent the education of Indian children
in schools outside of the reservations
with the consent of their parents or
guardians, and no provisions of the
act are to apply to the five civilized
tribes, nor to the Osage Indians of the
Call offered a resolution which was
laid over, instructing tho Committee
on Public Lands to report that Ihe
bill declaring all patents for public
lands issued by the Secretary of the,
Interior without the authority of the
law, be declared absolutely void, and
requiring the Attorney General to
brings suits to vacate and set them
A bill providing for, a National
Art commission, to pass upon works
of art to be purchased by the Govern
ment, was taken up and passed.
The Senate then resumed consider
ation of the bill granting pensions to ex
soldiers and sailors incapacitated for
the performance of manual labor, and
providing for pensions to dependent
relations of deceased soldiers and
Wilson, of lowa, moved an amend
ment, to insert the words "from
infirmities of age," so as to pension
all ex-soldiers suffering "from infirmi
ties of age or from mental or physical
In the debate which took place.
Plumb delivered an eloquent eulogy
on the army.
Vest said that they had heard a
good deal about almshouses and
veteran soldiers. In the State of
Missouri there were no Federal
soldiers in almshouses, and he was
proud to say that there were no Con
federates either. The South to-day
was covered with maimed and crip
pled soldiers who had been shot and
shelled for their honest convictions,
and they asked for no pension, and
would not take it. God be blessed that
they were not in almshouses, and
none of them had ever been seen
begging for bread. Whence, then,
came the talk of Federal soldiers
in almshouses? They were not
there. He was tired and sick
of the insinuations of robbery and pre
fences of hypocrisy in the name of
true and gallant soldiers of the Union.
He would give every disabled or
dependent soldier of the Federal
army, and the widows and orphans of
those who lost their lives in service
the last acre of land and the last dol
lar. He would have done the same
for the Confederate soldiers "if God
had blessed our cause." Why this
talk that Congress has not done
enough for the soldiers when
THE OOUNTBY HAS PAID OUT
Since 1865,1883,000,000 tor pensions,
a liberality unparalleled in the history
of the wo:ld. The great military
and political organization, the Grand
Army of the Republic, had thrown its
lance into the debates of Congress
and sent bills to its accredited Sen
ators for the purpose of being enacted.
When the President of the United
States had honestly and bravely dis
charged his executive duty and votood
an enactment which he considered
improper he had been threatened by
officers of that organization with per
sonal insult if he dared to
make his presence known in the
city where it held its annual
meeting. There was a limit to
human endurance. He (Vest) had
voted for pension bills, coerced by
his position, because he had been a
Confederate and because he was
honestly anxious for the honor and
glory of the country. He had voted
for them because he wanted to evi
dence to the world that the men
with whom he had acted in the un
fortunate strife respected the soldiers
of the Union, and were willing to
give hem even more than they de
manded. "But there is a limit, and I
have reached it. I will be driven no
further by claim agents and plunder
ers in the garb of soldiers. For hon
est and real soldiers I am willing to
vote any amount of pensions."
Vest went on to Hay that of the
2,300,000 men enrolled as soldiers
during the four yea-s of the war,
APPLICATIONS PROM 1,200,000
For pensions, on account of disability.
Who believed tlvit they were
honest applicants? Who believed that
these pension bills had not degener
ated into political abuse, which cried
aloud for redress ? He had a great re
gard for many of his friends
on the opposito side of the
chamber and in the words which
he had spoken he had wished to give
an opportunity to some of them who
had barked back in the contest of the
bill, to throw his shining lance among
the "Confederate brigadiers," and try
to carry off the Republican nomina
tion for President. A recent despatch
from Paris had caused political can
didates to become as thick " as leaves
in Vallambrosa." The doors of the
Republican party were now open, and
Presidential candidates were coming to
the front without limit as to
quantity or locality. The Senate
had been engaged for some days
past in a political auction for
the soldiers' votes. The vote first
came from his friend from Nebraska
(Manderson), backed by the Grand
Army of the Republic, and he (Vest),
had listened with real gratification.
Even that Senators' flings at the
President of the United States had
not detracted from the general merit
of his bid for the soldier's vote, and
when he received a floral tribute as a
token of regard from his admiring
constituents, he (Vest), had but one
single suggestion to make, and that
was that the lilies should
have heen embroidered over
the portals of the White House.
When the Senator from Nebraska took
his seat he (Vest) had thought
that the bid was in his favor; but the
Senator from Maine (Frye) had
"caught the eye of the auctioneer—
the Grand Army ot the Republic—
and had gone one better." That
Senator was prepared to vote a pen
sion to every man who had served a
day in the Federal field. He (Vest)
was about to "knock down" to the
Senator from Maine, when his friend
from Kansas (Plumb) came to the
front and outdid Frye by an amend
ment which would increase our ex
penditures $50,000,000 or $75,000,000.
He (Vest) had then been strong
ly of tho opinion tbat the
prize should be given to tbe
Senator from Kansas, but then the
Senator from Illinois (Cuilom) had
come to the front and made a bid
which had staggered his convictions
as to the propriety of closing the sale.
Since that time he had been in a con
dition of anxiety waiting to hear from
other bidders in
hie oreat national auctiok.
The Senate had not yet heard from
his dulcet-tongued friend from lowa,
(Allison), nor had the Senate heard
from the distinguished Senator from
Ohio, (Sherman), who, in such a con
test ought certainly to come to the
front and bid something for the vote
which candidates thought was
to determine the contest. Neither
had the Senate yet heard Lorn
the presiding officer (Ingalls), who
had been nominated by tbe District
of d lumbia. Every one knew that
the District of Columbia only acted
from the most unselfish motives, He
(Vest; would rather have a nomitnt
tion from the District of Columbia
than from any State in the Union, be
cause every "one knew that it come
from the heart and never from the
pocket. No man, woman nor
child in the District had
any other object in view than
the promotion of the national honor
and prosperity. Also when he read
in a Democratic paper last Sunday
that the presiding officer of the Senate
was a nominee of the Senate, he had
said, "Eureka, we have found the
man at last; the question is finally
In conclusion Vest said: "My con
victions require me to vote against
the bill, and I say now that I hope it
may 'die the death' in the other
branch of the National Congress, and
if not there at the hands of the execu
tive. If that be unparliamentary
make the most of it."
COMMENTS ON VEST'S SPEECH.
Teller replied to Vest. If there
was some little diversity of opinion
among the Republicans as to who
was to be their standard-bearer his
Democratic friends were not in that
position. The Republicans were not
disturbed by conflicting opinions and
interests even if they had a large
number.of prominent men who would
make a President but the Democratic
party was compelled to admit it had
but one man who was a suitable and
Piatt here read an extract from
Cleveland's letter of acceptance,
against the policy of a second term
and intimated that it must be a mis
take to consider Cleveland a candi
date for nomination.
Teller repeated that notwithstand
ing that, the Democratic jparty had to
day no other man whom it would dare
to put in nomination. He replied to
some of Vest's statements regarding
the pensions and said that they came
with had grace|irom the Senator in his
attempt to castigate the Republican
side of the chamber for its votes on
this or any other pension bill.
Plumb also replied to Vest. The
Senator from Missouri bad nothing!
but words of contempt and ridiculel
for soldiers of the Union. The Senator
was welcomed to the position he ha<!
assumed. He had enlarged the scope
of debate not for the special purpose
the ridiculing Senators supposed to be
Presidential candidates, but for the
purpose of arguing against the whole
idea of pensions to Union soldiers,
whether disabled or otherwise.
After further debate the S -nate ad
journed without action.
An Important Revenue Question
Washington, February 29.—1n
committee of the whole to-day the
bill authorizing the Secretary of the
Treasury to purchase bonds with the
surplus revenue was considered. Mills,
of Texas, and McKinley, of Ohio,
carried on the first part of the debate
McKinley making a long speech at
tacking President Cleveland's refusal
to apply the surplus funds to the re
demption of bonds.
Weaver, of lowa, followed with an
aitack on the National banking sys
tem, which put in certain banks im
mense sums of money, and during
•lie present administration had been
presided over by ex-officials of the
Reed, of Maine, Brecknnridge, of
Kentucky, and Randall, of Pennsyl
vania, participated in the debate,
after which McCreary, of New York,
offered an amendment, which was
accepted by Mr. Mills, providing that
the bonds so purchased or redeemed
shall constitute no part of the sinking
fund, but shall be cancelled by the
Secretary of the Treasury. The com
mittee then rose and the bill was
The bill relating to postal matters
A bill wait passed dividing the State
of Minnesota into two collection dis
tricts, and making St, Paul a port of
entry and St. Vincent a sub-port.
The nomination of Major Rat h bone
to be Consul-General at Paris, was
to-day recommended to the Commit
tee on Commerce.
Chairmau Mills authorizes the state
ment that the Tariff bill will be laid
before the full committee of Ways at
i s session to-morrow.
The eulogies of late Congressman
Moffat, of Michigan, were then deliv
ered and the House adjourned.
Washington, February 29. —The
delegation appointed by the Kansas
City Oklahoma convention had a con
ference wiih the President to-day
upon the questions involved in
Springer's bill to provide Territorial
government for Oklahoma and the
Public Lands Strip.
A Rendezvous for Journalist*.
San Diego, February 29.—The San
Diego Press Club was organized to
night by a large delegation of city
and country members. A prase comf
mittee on Constitution and By-Laws
was appointed, to report at a meeting
two weeks from to-day, when perma
nent officers will be elected.
To be Tried for Murder.
San Francisco 1 February 29. —The
empanelling of a jury in the trial of
Quang Lee, the Chinese highbinder,
who in 1886 killed Yee Yum, mem
ber of a rival gang, was commenced
by Judze Sullivan to-day. The kill
ing of Yee Yum grew out of the trial
of Lee Chuck.
Lost His Reasou.
San Diego, February 29. —G. Frenz,
who came to this city in ill health a
few months ago from Cleveland, 0.,
and who has since been engaged iv
real estate speculation, by which he
has cleared about $25,000, hss be
Archibald on the Stand.
New York, February 29.—The ex
amination of Trustee Archibald, of the
Standard Oil Trust, was resumed to
day. Consideration was had of the
railroad arrangements, but nothing
definite was elicited.
Public-Spirited Policy. P£T
San Dikgo, February 29. —The Na
tional City trustees have issued a call
for an election to bond the city for
$150,000 for sewers, streets and pub
Wilkesbarre, Pa., February 29.—
During a concert here this evening
Elma Di Murska fainted away on the
stage and late this evening her life
was said to be despaired of.
Utilizing Ihelr Discovery.
Santa Ana, February 29. —A new
gas company has been organized and
the stock subscribed for piping and
lighting Fairview with natural gas.
A Celebrated Case.
New York, February 29.—The
Grand Jury yesterday by a vote of 18
to 5, decided to find no indictment
against Jay Gould and Russell Sage.
Washington, February 29. —D. L.
Regna has been appointed postmaster
at Arcadia, and J. B. Smith at Thomp
son, Los Angeles county.
However much the people may
differ among themselves as to the
best method of preventing a surplus
and reducing taxation, there are not
many of them who will take the
monstrous position that the way to
avoid a surplus is to waste on ex
travagant and unnecessary measures
the proceeds of taxation. Whether
there is a surplus or deficit, the duty
of Congress to be economical in ex
penditure as is consistent with good
administration remains the same.
And here is where John Sherman
makes his mistake.—[New York Sun,
We hope ; now that the President
has given his official recom i endation
to the propositions of the majority of
the Pacific railway commissioners,
and now that the committee on Paci
fic railways of the House of Repre
sentatives has signified its willingness
to present a bill in accordance with
these suggestions, that, so far as the
Union Pacific railway is concerned,
its relations with the government
may be finally adjusted under a plan
tbat will secure to the latter the full
payment of every dollar it haa ad
vanced to the company, with interest
thereupon.—[Boston Herald, Ind,
Earthquake in the North
ern Part of the State.
EXCITEMENT AT PETALUMA.
Gleaning* Gathered in Kailroal
Circles—Heavy Bain in
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkkaldl
San Francisco, February 29.—A
slight shock of earthquake was felt
here at 2 :57 this afternoon. A shock
is also reported from Santa Kosa and
Petaluina, where it was more severe.
In the latter place people rushed from
their houses in alarm.
AT OTHER POINTS.
San Rafael, February 29.—A sharp
shock of earthquake was felt here
this afternoon. The vibrations were
from east to west.
Healdsburo, February 29.—Alight
earthquake shock was felt here this
afternoon. The vibrations were from
north to south.
Sonora, Cal., February 29. — A
sharp shock of carthouake was felt
heie at 2:50 this afternoon. The
vibration was from north to south.
Santa Rosa, February 29.—The
severest earthquake ever felt in this
city occurred this a'teruoon at 2:56
o'clock. The oscillation was south
west to northeast.
TRACK AND TR 11.11.
Fresno Anxious lo get tits Sam
Jo*quin Valley Road.
San Francisco, February 29. —The
Committee of citizens who left Fresno
two day b ago to confer with the directors
of the San Francisco and San Joaquin
Valley Railroad, regarding the build
ing of that line through Fresno, held
a meeting this afternoon with Messrs.
Poulsell and Paige representing that
road. The railroad people said tbat
the Committee could go home and
make what showing they
could do toward offering
guarantees of a depot ground,
terminal facilities, and such other
proposals as might be made on behalf
of the citizens to the road. They
said that the company would grade to
about the point where the line wonld
naturally turn east, and it wonld de
pend on what Fresno could offer in
determining whether the road con
tinued on south, as at first intended,
or only connected with Fresno by a
branch road. The committee inti
mated that they would make
an attempt to secure a money
guarantee of $250,000, and tel
egraphed to Fresno, calling a
meeting for to-morrow eight to take
np tbe question and outline a definite'
proposition for the consideration of
the railroad people. The committee
left here to-night.
A PLEA FOB MUSSEL SLOUOH.
A petition, signed by some 400 resi
dents of the Mussel Slough digjuctf*
Tulare county, has been i resented to
General Manager Towne, of the Sou
thern Pacific, asking for better rail
road facilities on the fifty miles of tbe
Goshen division between Goshen and
Huron. There is only one train daily
each way. The residents ask to have
two other trains put on, one to con
nect with the south-bound Atlantic
express, reaching Goshen at 3:27
a. m. , and another to connect without
delay with the north-bouad overland,
A. 4 P. ROLLING STOCK.
New York, February 29. — The
Mail and Esrprens Kays: The business
of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad
Company has so increased that they
have been obliged to make arrange
ments with a syndicate for $500,000
for new equipments. The trust wiU
provide fifty new engines, to be paid
for in sixteen semi-annual payments,
with interest at six per cent., the
principal being about $500,000. One
thousand two hundred cars will be
built and paid for in the same way.
They will probably cost about $600,
THE PAIR VIEW LINE.
Santa Ana, February 29. —A special
train of thirty carlo<tds of new ties
arrived from San Pedro to-night for
the Santa Ana, Fairview and Pacific
Railroad. Grading on this line to
the new town of Fairview is expected
to commence next week.
Heavy Rain I a lllng-Wash-Out
San Diego, February 29.—Rain has
been coming down in torrents this
afternoon, accompanied by high wind.
The rainfall for the season is far
above the average.
San Lucas, February 29.—A heavy
hail storm visited this place to-day,
lasting an Lour, and it then began
Yuma, February 29. —It has been
raining all day east of here. There
is a washout near Mohawk Summit,
but the extent of the damage is un
Tucson, February 29.—A strong
gale from the southwest, followed by
a general rain, occurred to-night.
A Husband's Vengeance.
Houston, Texas, February 29.—
Last night H. H. Moore shot and
killed Frank Ricord near Eagle Lake,
in Colorado county. Ricord had pre
viously insulted Moore's wife.
Determined to Die.
Marysvills, February 29.— J. O.
Cousins, the mulatto whom the doc
tors several weeks ago pronounced
affected with leprosy, made a fifth
and successful attempt on his life last
evening, by swallowing the contents
of a bottle of laudanum.
Sacramento, February 29. —The
Governor has appointed Benj. R.
Thurtliff trustee of Napa Tnnane
Asylum for a term of four years to>
succeed the term expired.
A Protracted Trial.
San Fkancisco, February 29.—1t at
thought that the trial of John A. Dkm-
Imig for the murder of Henry Baftr
ban yon will not be fiilidsHT bete*
the end of tbe week.