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FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Gladstone's Irish Home Rule
The Document Found After a
A Labor Amendment to the Queen's
The Cloture Soon to Be Applied to tlie
Debate on the Speech — Panama
Canal Affairs—General For
By the Associated Press.
London, Feb. 7.—ln the commons this
evening Gladatone aaid he voiced the
feeling of all parties in rieing to propoee
that debate on the queen's address
ahould have a precedence until con
cluded. Then followed a spirited de
bate, during which Healy accused Bal
four of obstruction to government
measures, and Gladstone stated he
would be forced to apply the cloture if
the debate on tbe address was protracted.
The auggeition of tbe cloture met with
the disapproval of the Irish members.
Gladstone's motion to give precedence
was finally approved and tbe debate was
Some excitement waa caused in the
course of tbe day by the disappearance
of tbe Irish home rule bill. Gladatone
missed in the morning the portfolio con
taining the bill as well as drafts of other
measures. After a long and exciting
search it waa found in Gladstone's
private room. There is still a mystery
how tbe portfolio got there.
Keir Hardie, a labor member, moved
an amendment expressing regret that
the address had not -mentioned the
wideepread mieery among the working
men of Great Britain. The government
should take Bteps to alleviate the imme
diate distress by ordering that through
out workshops the minimum wages be
Bixpence per hour for a week of 48 hourß,
and that ail government contractu bo
given out in England. The time was
ripe also for the regulation by law of
the hours of railway employees. The
government, moreover, ahould establish
home colonies on unused laud where tho
unemployed could find an opportunity
to earn bread.
Howard Vincent, Conaervative and
fair trader, supported the amendment.
John Gorst, financial secretary of the
treasury in the last Salisbury cabinet,
spoke strongly for Hardie'g amendment.
Mundella, president of the board of
trade, taunted the opposition with the
workingman. Mundella announced
that tbe ministers would regard the vote
on the amendment as a vote of confi
dence. The amendment was Jost, 270 to
109. The house then adjourned.
The result of the debate in the house
this evening ia that the ministers have
decided to apply the cloture on Friday
in case the address be still under dis
cussion at that time. Their purpose is
to clear the way for introducing the
home rule bill next Monday.
PANAMA CANAL AFFAIRS.
The Fall of the French Cabinet Again
Paris, Feb. 7.—The fact that the
chamber of deputies decided that there
ia no cause for the prosecution of sena
tors and deputies against whom M.
Franquevillo, the examining magistrate,
found true bills caused the greatest dis
content in tho political world. The fall
of the oabinet seems inevitable.
The chamber decided that no caae waa
made against Deputy Rouvier and Sena
tors Doves, Grevy and Renault, against
whom Magistrate Franquevilie reported
Late this afternoon it waa announced
tbat ex-Deputy Gobron had been com
mitted for trial.
After hearing the charge againet him
was dismissed by the chamber, Senator
Grevy sent to M. Monchicourt, the judi
cial liquidator of the Panama Canal
company, a check for 20.000 francs, the
amount credited to Grevy on the
Thieree counterfoils aa having been de
livered to him in 1880.
In the chamber today Deputy Ange
lies spoke at length in favor of the gov
ernment obtaining from Colombia a
prolongation of tbe canal concession and
asked the ministry whether any Bteps
to this end had been taken.
Ribot replied guardedly that the gov
ernment must decline to interfere di
rectly in tbe matter. Tho government
would aid the judicial liquidator, how
ever, to a certain extent iv hia eflorta to
get an extension.
Deputy Gautbier insisted tbat the
government must accept the responsibil
ity which Ribot declined. If the stock
holderd lost the hundreds of millions
already expended through the hesitancy
of the government to interfere, the gov
ernment would have to answer for the
consequences. . -
Ribot replied that tbe object of Gau
tbier and his colleaguec apparently was
rather to make political capital than to
assure the future of tbe canal.
Before s> vote was taken on the order
of the day, Tirard, minister of finance,
evoked loud applause by declaring tbat
as long as be ahould hold office no issti
tution connected with the government
ahould bo in anyway tied to the Panama
The order of the day was voted, 374 to
The executive committee appointed at
a meeting of the Panama canal stock
holders on January 10th has issued a
statement that the minister of finance
anß official receiver have approved a
plan for continuing work on the canal
without applying for an extension of
the conceaeion from Colombia. Tbe
commutes takes the ground that De
Leseeps' original six-year concession is
Henry Cotter, a director of tbe Pan
ama canal and a defendant in the Pan
ama trial, waa liberated this evening.
The recall of the Duke of Orleans
from Africa is Baid to be tbe prelude of
the abdication of the Count of Paris in
his son's favor.
The X ing and Qaeen nf Greece Visit the
Scene of Desolation.
Athens, Feb. 7. —The king and qneen
of Greece have arrived at Zante. When
the royal couple landed there was some
cheering, followed by almost complete
quiet. After the exchange of greetings
between the kiug and the civil and
military authorities, the king and queen
drove through the mined streets to
ascertain tbe extent of the damage done
by the earthquakes. Thousands of the
inhabitants followed the royal carriage
in silonce. Most of. the churches for
which the city is celebrated are wholly
or partially wrecked. Hardly a fine
building on the main streets is left un
injured. Many must be reconstructed
from tbe foundation before they can be
reoccupied. No efiort has been
made yet to repair the damage, as me
chanics fear to work in the city, and the
owners are apprehensive that each day
may bring another violent shock. The
city is shaken daily by slight shocks and
the inhabitants who have fled the city
fear to return for more'than an hour or
two at a time.
The royal party will remain on the
island three days.
Despite the large amount of supplies
already sent to Zante and the prepara
tions to send more, the island ia threat
ened with a general famine. Three
more heavy shocks were felt yesterday.
In one village 85 houses were destroyed
and many lives were lost.
A MANITOBA SENATOR RISKS TO AN
He Will Make an Attaok on the Cana
dian Paciflo Road—Some Kicking
Abont the New American
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 7.—Benator Boul
ton of Manitoba will shortly make an
attack on the Canadian Pacific road, in
tbe senate. He has given notice of the
following resolution: -
Whereas, The competition of the Ca
nadian Pacific railway is a source of
irritation to the government of the
United Stateß, and threatens to inter
fere with the international courtesies
that have been reciprocal in tbe bond
ing privileges, and has sailed forth from
tbe president of the United States
recommendations to restrict the bond
ing privileges between the countries in
the transport of Canadian trade through
United States territory ; and
Whereas, The construction of that
branch of the Canadian Pacific intended
to diverge from the main line at or near
main line with the Sault Ste. Marie
(system of the Canadian Pacific, and will
have the effect of diverting the trade
and traffic of Canada with and weet
of Regina through the United States
for over 1000 mileß, instead of through
Canadian territory, and competing with
tbe railway" of the states through that
1000 miles of country ; and
Whereas, Such divergement is not in
the interest of tho people of Weßtern
Canada or in accord with the spirit of
their national policy, and renders them
no competition while weakening the
earning power of tbe main line of the
Canadian Pacific between Regina and
North Bay, and enhancing rates on their
produce seeking western markets;
Resolved, That, in the opinion of
thia house, the charter for this branch
line Bhould be cancelled.
THE CATTLE QUARANTINE.
The announcement from Washington
that Canadian cattle are to be sched
uled by the United States, caused no
little excitement among the govern
ment's followers who begin to realize
that President Harrison meana business
in tbe matter of retaliation against
Canada. It is generally agreed among
politicians that it will be only second to
the McKinley bill in its effect
on Canada, for the Washington gov
ernment has by this Btep absolutely
placed the Canadian farmer in a position
of moßt serious disadvantage. Hemmed
in by the tariff and now deprived oi any
possibility of sending his cattle to the
nearest market, for no farmer could af
ford to bear the expense of a 00 days
quarantine, the Canadian agriculturist
is indeed in a miserable plight. The
dispatch said it was decided to quaran
tine Canadian cattle at Buffalo 90 dayß
because of pleuro-pnenmonia.
WILL NOT HURT CANADIAN TRADE.
* Toronto, Ont., Feb. 7.—Cattle dealers
here say the scheduling of Canadian
cattle by the United States government
will not seriously affect Canadian trade.
An occasional cargo goes to England via
Portland or Philadelphia, and tho stop
page of this would not be felt. In 1891
cattle to the value of only $21,000 were
shipped to the United States, out of a
total to all countries of $7,745,000.
A British Victory In India.;
Calcutta, Feb. 7.—The British forceß
making war upon the Kacbyen tribes
won a decisive advantage over the en
emy by capturing their stockades in tbe
Sima district. Tho stockades were car
ried by assault. The Kachyena made a
fierce resistance but were finally over
come with a loss to the British of two
killed and six wounded. Twenty-four
Kachyena were killed.
A Dntch Steamer In Distress.
London, Feb. 7.—The Dutch steamer
Schiedam, from Rotterdam January
18th, for New York and Baltimore,
passed Weaver point this morning, mak
ing for Queenßtown under sail. Tugs
towed her into port. She experienced
16 days of terrible weather and had fire
in her coal bunkers several days.
Cholera In Marseilles.
Paris, Feb. 7. —The Marseilles corres
pondent of La Liberte says within the
last four days 60 persons died in Mar
seilles of a choleraic disease.
Household Omnia and Hardware
Of every deacription at the W. C. Fur
rey company, 159 to 165 North Spring
atreet. The finest atock in this line in
DOINGS AT SACRAMENTO.
Assemblyman Johnson's Trial
Begun Last Night.
The Committee Room Packed
They Expected Sensations and Were
Personalities Kxchangod by Attorney
Clanle end Railroad Commis
sioner Rea—A Fight Mar-
By the Associated Press.
Sacramento, Feb. 7.—The investigat
ing committee mot this evening to try
the caae of Aasemblyman Johnson of
Santa Clara, whom Railroad Commis
eioner Rea of San Joae charges with of
fering to aell hia vote for $100. S. M.
Shortridge represented Rea and A. J.
Clunie and H. C. McPike championed
Johnson's cause. The committee room
waa packed to the doorß with members
of both houses, expecting a aenaation.
Rea testified that Johnson had come
to hia office in company with Major
Barrington, editor of a San Jose paper,
who introduced him, stating tbat John
son wiahed to borrow $100, offering a
promissory note indorsed by Barring
ton. Rea told of a conversation in
which tho understanding was arrived at
that $100 would be given Johnson for
hia vote. He said Johnson told him he
wanted to get in righfc, not only on the
railroad commission,but on other issue?.
Johnson produced a card and marked
the names of other assemblymen who,
he eaid, would champion any cause if
sufficiently compensated. Rea eaid this
card was now in the poßßession of the
cashier of tbe Bank of San Jose.
Attorney Clunie cross-examined Rea
on the lettev received by Speaker Gould
from Rea charging Johnson with offer
ing to receive a bribe. Rea testified
that the letter was dictated by him with
suggestions offered by his attorney.
Personalities were indulged in and
Clunie accused Rea of being a disburs
ing agent of tbe Southern Pacific end
the instigator of dirty work for that cor
poration. Reo used the word "liar" in
connection with Clunie, and said if the
committee would lot protect him he
would protect himself. The committee
threatened to dispense with the pres
ence of counsel in tbe case.
Rea was excused temporarily, and
Caßhier T. J. McGeoghen of the San
i>B.ui. ttiu £iand. l't.prro de
posited with him in January by Rea
were prodtioed. Among iiuun. wac tho
card purported to have been marked by
A grand rush made by assemblymen
present to tee if their names were among
those on it caused laughter. The names
marked were those of Aseemblymen
Hurley, Jobneon, Schoebel, Schleainger.
Johnson was sworn and testified that
be had never made a mark on the card;
never knew any of tbe gentlemen whoso
names were on the card, except Schoe
bel, whom he had not aeon for a long
The committee adjourned until to
The mem tiers of the assembly are con
siderably excited over the affair.
Doings of tbe State Lawmakers at Yes
Sacramento, Feb. 7.—ln the assem
bly today, Talbott presented a petition
from Santa Barbara favoring the crea
tion of Santa Ynez county.
Barnes' resolution favoring free coin
age of silver waa defected.
The bill to create the county of Ma
dero from part of FreEno county, was
read for the first time.
The bill to create another superior
judge in Alameda county was recom
mended and passed.
The committee on elections reported
in favor of seating McGowan, Republi
can. His eeat was contested by Decour
Among the bills introduced was one
by Curtie, providing for juint primary
elections of all political parties.
Androua offered a concurrent resolu
tion relative to liens in Los Angeleß
The constitutional amendment abol
ishing poll taxes was defeated.
The speaker appointed a committee
on tbe part of the assembly to draft reso
lutions in memory of Hon. E. B. Price.
The proposition to allow a bouus to a
new railroad to terminate in San Fran
cisco, which was reported favorably by
the committee on corporations, was dis
cussed for an hour and made a special
order for Friday.
After some timo was taken up by the
second reading of bills the house ad
In the senate today a number of bills
were introdnced, among them one by
Everett, providing that all retail liquor
licensee shall exceed $50 per quarter.
A bill was passed to abolish the com
missions or fees charged by the state for
the collection of ad valorem taxes.
Tbe third reading of the Riverside
county bill waa made a special order for
THE GOVERNOR OCT AGAIN.
He Appears Once More at the Capitol—A
Hatch of Appointments.
Sacramento, Feb. 7. —Governor Mark
ham made hia first appearance at the
capitol this morning after three weeks'
indisposition. The governor hag made
the following appointments, which were
referred to the senate this afternoon:
Daniel T. Cole of Sierra, harbor com
misaioner, vice C. O. Alexander.
J. B. Brown, Humboldt, brigadier
general, Sixth brigade, vice J. W. Freeae,
Cbaß. P. Ellis, San Francisco, trustee
California homo for feeble-minded chil
dren, vice Mrs. Lathrop, resigned.
Ohaa. W. Lock, San Francisco, regent
state university, vice Horatio Stebbins,
whose term expired March, 1894.
Mark Ivory, Contra Costa, state pris
on director, vice Charles Sontag.
Chester Rowell, Fresno, regent state
university, to succeed himself.
Arthur Thornton, San Joaquin, di
rector of the insane asylum at Stockton,
to Bucceed himself.
J. D. MacDonough, San Joaquin, di
rector Stockton aßylum, vice Dorrence.
H. O. Southworth, San Joaquin, di
rector Stockton asylum, vice R. S.
The following are appointed to consti
tute the new state board of health : C.
W. Nutting, P. 0. Remondino, W. G.
Cochrane, J. Lame, W\ ft. Cluobs, C. A.
Ruggles, W. F. Wiard.
KIDNAPING ON THE SOUND.
Another Outrage Perpetrated by Union
Tacoma, Wash, Feb. 7.—A gang.of 20
union sailors boarded tbe steam
schooner Signal, at Seattle this morning,
put pistols to the heads of four non
union sailors and the watchman, and,
under the threat of death, took them off
the vessel. Captain Bendergare was
asleep at the time, and knew nothing of
the affair until some hours later. This is
the result of trouble between the Coaßt
Seamen'e union and non-union sailors,
the former declaring that non-union men
muat leave the ships. Kidnaping out
rages of this kind aro becoming quite
common on tbe sound.
A MIGHTY INUNDATION.
UNEQUALLED FLOODS IN QUEENS
The City of Brisbane Almost Swept Oat
of Existence—Buildings 00 feet
High Submerged—Great Loss
of Life and Property.
Brisbane, Feb. 7.—The water is 40
feet deep in tbe principal street of the
city tonight, and in the Buburbs it cov
ers buildings 60 feet high. Five hun
dred bouses have been demolished.
Hundreds of families have lost their
homes and left the city in bonta to seek
shelter on higher ground. All the gas
and water pipes are destroyed and the
city is in darkness. The governor came
to the city in a boat. He save all the
towns between Brisbane and Ipswich
are submerged. This ia the greatest
dieaster in the history of the caibny.
The city continues to be completely
isolated by ihe ilooda- In the region
about Wide bay hundreda of houses
have been demolished by the mailing
waters. Thousands of destitute people
I have taken refnge in the hills. Business
I ie completely auspended.
The tUWßptfj *s ten city rrro
comuleieiy aiilmiewd. bnope and their
! contents are almost a total loss, as the
flood came on so rapidly that only a
small part of the stocks were removed.
All tho inhabitants are crowding to tbe
higbor paits of the city.
Ia consequence of the interruption of
railway and telegraphio communication
only scanty information about the dis
aster in other parts of Queensland is
obtainable. At Maryborough, in March
county, 30 persona were drowned. Moat
of the town ie under water. The town
is deserted by fully two-thirds
of its inhabitants. Tiaro, another town
on the Mary, is also under water.
The list of the daad grows hourly,
many bodies being found in houBOB
which were supposed to have been de
At Ipswich, Queensland, 20 miles
from Brisbane, 22 persons are known to
have perished in tho flood and it ie
feared the loaa of life ie much greater aB
the swollen river ie covered with wreck
age from which a horrible stench arises,
doubtless caused by the bodies of human
beings and animate entangled in the
STANFORD STARTS EAST.
Despite His Ili-Ilenltli tho Senator Re
turns tv Washington.
San Fbancisco, Feb. 7.—Senator Le
land Stanford left thie evening on a
special car fcr Washington, D. O. He
was accompanied by Mrs. Stanford and
his secretary. It is tho intention of the
eonator to remain in Washington until
the end of the eoseion of the senate.
Very lately bis physician feared he
would not be able to be present
at this session for Senator Stanford has
not been ac well ac ho had hoped. De
fective circulation in hia lower limbs
crippled him and kept him close to his
residence at Menlo Park. Last wook lie
improved sufficiently to bo able to walk
with an attendant partly supporting
him. and the change was co hopeiul and
promising that he at once decided to
leave for tho capital city. Excepting
the weakness of his limbs Senator Stan
ford was in good health when be left
the city this evening.
A San Diego Embezzler.
San Dikoo, Feb. 7.—An em
bezzlement charge for $100 was
brought by Manager Plimpton of
the Rubs Lumber and Mill com
pany againet R. A. Bird, superintendent,
of the company's planing mill. The
preliminary examination was held be
fore Judge Dudley tbie morning and
Bird was given 24 hours to get bondß
men for an increoue of bond from $500
to $10,000. The hearing was continued
Flra at Bed lilufr.
Red Bluff, Cal., Feb. 7.—The Tre
mont.bouee and contents were destroyed
by fire laatnight. Tho loss on tho hold
is $20,000; insured for $14,000. John F.
Fisher'a grocery store, Schlussbuin's
clothing store, and S. E. Murphy's
liquor Btore were also destroyed. A
number of small linns sustained minor
losses. The total loes is aboul^s3s,ooo.
A Useless Commission.
St. Helena, Cal., Fob. 7.—The Napa
county wine-growers' union has adopted
a resolution asking that the state viti
cultural commission be abolished as
Successful men secure fine tailoring
With pleasing fit from H. A. Getz, 112
Weßt Third street.
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FAIR WEATHER, FOLLOWED
RV RAIN: WARMER WINDS,
SHIFTING TO SOUTHERLY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Russian Extradition Treaty
Senator Turpie Opposes One of
A Political Twist Given tho Debate
on the Car-Coupler BUI.
Retrenchment in Appropriations Argued
in the Houae During Considera
tion or the Legislative Bill.
By tho Associated Press.]
Wasuinoton, Feb. 7.—The senate com
mittee on foreign relatione today re
ported the Russian extradition treaty,
with an amendment to the effect that
attempts to murder the czar or any
member of the royal family shall be con
sidered non-political offenses, regardless
of what the motive of the criminal might
be, and that being non-political should '•
be extraditable. Thia clause waa pro
ductive of a great deal of debate, Turpie
being tbe champion of the right of
asylum, but tbe committee was finally
sustained. Turpie was not satisfied
with this action and introduced a reso
lution intended as an offset to the terms
of tbe treaty. The resolution declare*
it to be tbe sense of the senate that
what is known as political offenses ought
not to be extraditable and no treaty
should be approved which proposes to
take from the courts of the United States
the right to determine whether or not
any offense is political under the law of
nations. The resolution was ordered
The senate then took up the automatic
car-coupler bill. Chandler managed to
give a political twist to the debate. He
brought up the resolution in the na
tional Democratic platform which de
nounced the Republican party and the
Republican Benate for not having pro
vided legislation for protecting railroad
employees, and insisted that the posi
tion of many Democratic senators
against the bill was inconsistent with
party fealty. He twitted them with
the fact that only seven of them voted
veßterday to take up the bill for the re
peal of the Sherman act, know
ing the declaration. of the
national Democratic convention on
the Bubject of silver and knowing 'the
entreaties of the president-elect to have
the Sherman act repealed before the
4th of March.
After considerable debate the bill
■went OTeT"wTm3UT action.
The senate bill for the relief of the at
signs or legal representatives of John
Roach, deceased, to pay the balance due
on the United States ship Dolphin,
$8105, was taken from the calendar and
passed. The senate then adjourned.
Spirited Debate on the Legislative Ap
Washington, Feb. 7. —In the house
today tbe senate amendment to the
Harter bill of lading bill were concurred
in. The house then proceeded in com
mittee of the whole to the considera
tion of the legislative appropriation bill.
Dingley said tbe appropriations made
by this congress would reach $1,038,
--000,000, against $908,000,000 made by
the Fifty-first congress, an increase of
$50,000,000. If there ahould be no tariff
legislation to disturb it, the revenue for
the fiscal year of 1894 would un
doubtedly reach (405,000,000, and
the expenditures should not ex
ceed $390,000,000, and would not
if the river and harbor expenditures
should not exceed $15,000,000, which ia
$2,000,000 more than ever before ex
pended in one year. If they should go
up to $33,000,000, aa contemplated by
the action of tbe house, there would in
evitably be a difficulty next year. The
tariff legislation foreshadowed would un
doubtedly diminish the revanue, unless
the duties should be made low enough
to enormously swell importations. The
wools and woolens bills passed by the
i house at the last session would sur
render $9,500,000 revenue on wool and
$19,500,000 on manufactured wool, on
the basis of importations tbe last calen
dar year, and it would require an enor
mous increase in importations of
woolen goods to make good the loss.
Dockery estimated a probable defi
ciency to June 30, 1894, of $16,996,500.
Taking the statement of tbe secretary of
the treasury, he said, the conclusion ia
irresistible that the public expenditures
must be materially reduced, taxation in
creased or a new issue of bonds made to
meet the impending liabilities.
Tbe bill was then read for amendment
and amendments offered, respectively,
by Wheeler to reduce tbe compensation
of members of congress to $4000, and
by Miller to reduce tbe compensation of
the president to $25,000, were rejected.
De Armocd (Democrat) of Miaaouri
offered an amendment providing that
until places in the classified service i
shall be distributed among the adher
ents of the several political parties in
proportion to their respective members, -
as shown by the vote cast at the last
presidential election, no applicant, un
less be be the adherent of a political
party which has not had its fair propor
tion of employees in inch service, shall
be eligible to examination or appoint
ment under the civil service law.
Lodge made a point of order against
the amendment, which was defended by
De Armond. The chair, however, ruled
tbe amendment out of order.
Fickler made a vigorous attack against
the provision of the bill providing for a
commission to inquire into the working
of the executive departments, and with
out disposing of the paragraph the com
mittee roee and the house adjourned.
WORK ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
Tne Secretary of the Treasury Explains
Why It Is Delayed.
Washington, Feb. 7.—The speaker
laid before the house today a communi
cation from the secretary of the treas-
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