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VOLUME LXVII— NO. 137.
The Rate of Discount Raised
;•'*•• The President" of the Imperial Bank
. Carries His Point
;;:■ England's Gun-Boats Ascend the Zambesi
Despite Portuguese Protests.
'.'•'-'■• Special to The Mousing Call.
London, Oct. 14.— A correspondent of the
• Standard in Berlin says a majority of the
."-. C.it tni! Committee of the Imperial Bank of
. Germany strongly resisted the proposal of
the President of the bank to raise the rate
of discount to 5% per cent. The President
.-'..' thereupon convoked a meeting of a special
"...committee of the Directors and three dele
gates from the Central Committee, and bis
.point was carried by a small majority, re
sulting in the advance announced Saturday.
It is expected this action will result in an
•';-.' advance of 1 per cent in the Bank of En
-..' gland rale of discount.
... - - The Standard, in its financial article, says
an advance in the discount rate of tlie Bank
of England will be avoided. A rise woulu
strain credit throughout Europe. If Ger
many is wise, the Standard says, she will
- -seek the gold she needs elsewhere than in
> : 'A ; THE SOCIALISTS.
• Their Future Policy Mapped Oat by the
Halle Conrr'ss— Nr-w Delegates.
." Halle, Oct. 14.— to-day's session of
•'•the Socialist Congress a resolution declar
... ■ ing that Socialists should seek to obtain
. their objects only through the enactment of
laws by Parliament was passed.
: The congress agreed to appoint, a commit
tee to inquire into the disputes between the
'.-• Socialist Parliamentary leaders and the
Berlin opposition. Resolutions were adopt
ed declaring that the Socialist Deputies in
_. the Reichstag should continue to urge the
demands of tho Social Democrats against
ruling the middle classes. Their legislative
activity .should be directed toward the im
provement of the position of tlie working
classes, both politically and economically.
The party should also maintain the existing
right of coalition until full liberty of meet
ing and association has been reached. Lieb
trii'cht aitiiontcd the onslaught agiinst
Parliamentarianism in the press to a misun
derstanding. The nation lound fault with
Parliament not because the people's rights
were not belter studied by that body, but
. because of the stupidity of its indifference to
the subject. Several foreign delegates made
ibeir first appearance to-day. and were re
. ceived with enthusiasm. An especially
warm welcome no- given to Fran Marx, the
daughter of Karl Marx, and Mine. Guesde
. anu Ferroul, who represent the French So
:•*. Amsterdam, Oct 14. A meeting of So
cialists was held here to-day to diseu«.s the
manifesto issued by an agitator named Tin
dall, formerly au officer in the Dutch
Army, regarding national defense. The
King recently refused an aitdeno to
'find all, who thereupon charged tie .minis
'; try with a violation of the" Constitution,
' basing his ac usation on the ground that tlie
.-' King, if sane, ought to be visible; otherwise
a regency should be established. Tindall
to-day made a speech demanding the estab
lishment of a regency. A resolution to the
effect that the interests of royalty had been
.... seriously prejudiced and that the crown has
lost prestige was adopted.
.--•• THE NATIONALISTS.
The Charges Against O'ifahoney Disin tstd.
Declined Their Appointments.
• Dublin, Oct. Roman, prosecutor for
. the Crown, has dismissed the case ag;iiust
O'Mahoney, whose illness prevents his at
Timothy Healy argued that the evidence
given against O'Mahoney equally affected
.. alt the defendants; that the charge against
V him having been dismissed, the charge
against all the defendants should also be
•dismissed. The Court took note of liealy's
objection and allowed the Crown to proceed
■•..- . with the prosecution.
. .Constable l.t nan", one of the witnesses,
'-. testified that he was employed by the Guv
:•*' eminent to shadow various persons, and in
. the course of a severe cross-examination was
forced to admit that John Motley's name
~ was included in the li-:.
•' 'lhe Irish Times sa'S William A. Gramm
-;-... ; r.n Timothy Harrington, who were ap
pointed members of the committee to visit
.- the United Stat -to soli it aid for the Irish
;.".- cause, have refused to accept the a 'point*
' ; , ments.
•■'..'.- London-, Oct. 14.— The Standard's Paris
correspondent says: It is reported that Dil
lon and O'Brien have just passed through
■''•'■■ '. Pari-, en loute to Rome.
Pabis, Oct 14.— is reported that Bil'on
■ and O'Brien have left Chateau-grit for I'm-.-,
. and will go to Havre on Fiiday and imba k
"---' lor America on Saturday.
REFUSED TO BE RESCUED.
The Captain of a Disabled Bark Declines As
■p\' antares and Is Downed.
'-r-.-,-. Quebec, Oct 14.— The bark Melbery left
: : .' -Quebec October Ist for Greenock, timber
'•■'•/ laden. October sth, in a terrib'e gale, she
.'.' sprung a leak. On Tuesday, the 7ih, the
.-; Norwegian ship Nightingale offerei to take
off the ci ew, but Captain Olsen refused to
•.leave the ship. On Sunday the ship struck
i. ledge near Roy's Island. Captain Olsen,
the pilot and fifteen of Ihe crew started in
• the lona boat for the shore, but the boat cap
• sized and only the pilot reached the shore.
All tie others were drowned. Two of the
"wen left on the ship succeeded in swimming
. ashore, and four others are still on ihewreck.
A i i Iljrt is being made to get them off. The
bit. nit is the worst known in years.
ENGLAND ANU PORTUGAL.
British Gunboats Ascend th: Zambesi Despite
. Lisbon, 0:t 14.— The Governor of Mo
zambique in a dispatch dated the llth inst,
confirms the reports of the entry of British
. -gunboats into Zambesi River. The Portu
guese protested against the advance of the
.' Biitish fleet.
The new Cabinet to-day took the oath of
. ■■'. allegiance to the King. The Ministry is a
. Coalition one.
..". .Loxdox. Oct 14.— Tlie prospects of politi
. cal complications glowing out oi the diffi
culty between England ami Portugal caused
a decline in London tills morning In all
'.. sorts of securities, and Americans suffered
•':' with the rest. It is rumored that a huge
■*, outside house is in trouble.
A Dnal Lie.
': * : Montreal, Oct. 14.— Religious and social
'*** circle- were shocked to-day when it became
'"..known that one of the most popular and
polished clergymen In Montreal has been
lending a double life. Last summer Bey,
■ .'■ A. B. Crochet appeared in a French-Cana
dian village, ainl introduced himself as Mr.
■.•.Benjamin. He was accompanied by a young
'-.'■'. woman of '20 ".ears. Some time afterward he
departed from the village, leaving the woman
. behind, and a few days ago a child was
J born. Crochet has confessed his wrong,
and will quietly accept his punishment,
.-..: which is expulsion from the Presbyterian
Ui.fit to Eeipn.
. The Hague, Oct. 14.— The Prime Mm.
. ;•' ister informed Parliament to-day that the
;." conference had decid-d that King William
..'■ill, who is cow nearly 74 years of age. is
.•' unfit to reign by reason of his illness. s He
; has reigned since 1849. • He has been con
fined to his room in Castle Van Loo for,
•. many month*, and is lcoked upon more as a
.' . misanthrope than an invalid.
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-.'- French Discipline
•v.: Paris, Oct. 14.— Captain Diiant, General
'••'. Bbulanger's son-in-law, has been ordered
•'. from Tunis to Bizert as ft disciplinary niea
- auri-j the ca "tan having announced the pub
•. . lication of in, new book without having first
. obtained permission of the Minister of War.
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**"*K; . A Monument Unveiled.
;.* Berlin, Oct. -ra-l-rince Frrde rick Leo
pold to-day unveiled the monument in tho
,". ; . • ' "" ' ■ ■ '
■ ■ ■ ■
The Morning Call.
Theirgarten to Gotthold Ephraim Bossing,
the illustrious German author and literary
reformer, who died in 1781. Yon Bot-ttieher,
Secretary of the Imperial Home Office aud
representative of the Chancellor; Ur. yon
Gnssler, Prussian Minister of Ecclesiastical
Affairs and Instruction, and a number
of other high officials were present. The
clergy, who do not approve of the life or the
writings of Bessing, refused to take any
Affair* in cine.
Berne, Oct. 14.— Tho Conservative Gov
ernment In Ticino agreed to assume power
again to-day. The conditions made by the
Bundesrath in the reinstating of the former
Government are that Colonel Kuenz'i shall
have direction of the police and tlie control
of elections; that tlio right to veto any po
litical acts of cantonal authorities shall bo
retalmdby the Fe..eral Government, and
that the Conservatives will send -delegates
to a conciliation conference. Respiui, the
head of tho Conservative Government, has
Canaliia Expert Duties Removed.
Ottawa (Ont), Oct. 14.— An extra edition
of the Canadian Gazette has been issued con
taining a proclamation removing the export
duties upon spruce and pine logs; also, tho
expurt duiies anon shingles, bolts of pine or
Ci dir and cedar logs capable ot being made
into shingle bolts. Xo reason for this action
is assigned, except that it has appeared to
the Government desirable in the public in
terest to remove the export duties men
H-va! Officers at tha Danish Court.
Copenhagen, Oct. Li— King Christian
gave a dinner at the palace yesterday to the
officers of the United States cruiser Balti
more. United States Minister .and Mrs.
Carr were also present. The King proposed
the health of President Harrison. Carr
toasted the health of the royal family.
Tne King and Queen and Crown Prince will
sit the Baltimore on Thursday.
L-.bor fig tation.
London, Oct. 14.— At a meeting of the
Trades' Council to-day it was resolved to
call del gates to a meeting to he held Octo
ber 23.1, representing 153,000 men, to con
sider the raising of £20,000 forthe Australian
strikers. The striking Scotch furnace men
have issued an appeal to the public and
trade associations for assistance. They re
quire £700 weekly.
The dock dispute has been settled on a
basis of the payment of 1 shilling a ton for
unloading, instead of the hour rate.
French riff Bill.
Paris, Oct. 14.— The French Government
has decided to submit to the Senate and
Chamb.-r a bill providing a maximum
French tariff on goods from countries whose
customs regulations are unfavorable to
French products, and a minimum tariff on
imports from couutiies whose tariffs are
Evidences of a Wreck.
Loxdox, Oct. 14.— A number of casks of
tallow, tearing various marks, have been
rescued from the water at Land's End.
Some of them are marked "Armour, Chi
cago." A number of carcases of sheep have
been v. ashed ashore at Hartland. This
wrckage is probably from vessels lost in
the fog. The weather lately has been Quiet,
Stdxey, Oct. 14.— 1n a speech in the
Chamber to-day the Premier declared the
present stiike in Australia had been almost
as disastrous to the country as a bombard
ment would be. The Government, he said,
was determined to be supreme.
Paris, Ocr. 14.— The Americanist -Con
gress form all? opened to-day. Professor
Qnatrefages welcomed the delegates and
warmly praised the labors of American
savants in their archaeological research.
Took the Funds With Him.
St. Catiiebixes (Out). Oct. 14.— A. M.
McCrae, Secretary and Treasurer of tne
Sicurity Loan and Savings Company, has
disappeared, together with 825,000 ot the
__ — ♦. „ ._,
Grand Duke. Nicholas.
St. Peteeshurg, Oct. 14.— Grand Duke
Nicholas, who became insane during the
army mauuvers in Volhynia, will Le sent to
the Crimea to spend the winter.
Accider. .a..y Killed.
Wixxir-EG. Ot. 14.— William Gnsset
was killed yesterday at Mission Station, on
the Canadian Pacific, by the accidental dis
charge of his gun while out hauling.
Thr-e Persons Burned to Death.
Berlin, Oct. 14.— 1n a firo on the Schn
nachtbagen estate, near Schwerin, to day,
three servants were burned to death and
mauy cattle perished. -
Digaa to A' tack Sur.kim-
Cairo, Oct Osman Dlgna is prepar
ing to attack Suakim. Arrangements are
being made to send reinforcements.
Stories of Cannibalism Told of British
Ottawa (Ont.), Oct 14.— Mrs. Tate, who
has just returned from work among the In
dians of British Columbia, says among the
heathen Indians of the province women are
slaves and are always degraded. They have
their heathen feasts still. A short time ago
she came across a feast where there were 800
people engaged. A short time before this
they went to their northern station, where a
cannibal feast was he d, in which tlio canni
bals bite a dead body, aid also bite living
people. Some of the children who came
home had been cruelly bitten in this way.
The devil's dance, which has been prohibited
by legislation, goes on about the same.
There are four "religious biters," or dog
eaters. These men hide in caves, where
they fast for days ami then come out iv a
frenzied state. Sometimes they bite raw
flesh out of human bodies. When they can
not get human flesh they will seize a living
dig, tear it up and devour the flesh. This is
to appease the angry devils. Disease and
sickness is spread by these cannibals. There
is a Whisky feast, for the purposes of which
the tribes get whisky trom Victoria sufficient
to fill a canoe, and m: n, women and children
dip into the canoe until they are all mad
drunk. Then they fight and stab each other,
and the friends of those who have btien mur
dered, when they become sober, slash their
own bodies with knives.
Mrs. Tate relates a shocking story of the
superstitions of these Indians. when an
infant is brought into the world they kill a
crow, te.r out its heart and put it palpi
tating on the child to ward off disease. De
formed or puny children are killed or al
lowed to die. Girls are married at 8 and 9
years, in one case a girl of 13 was forcibly
taken from home to be married to a man
who already had two wives. They beard
the child screaming as -lie kicked and
scratched the man who was carrying her
off. If tin* child is pretty and the other
wives good-natured she has not a bad time,
but generally she is made to work, and
when she becomes useless they take her out
on a little islet and leave her to lie there.
One of the most hoirible stories was about
the "Devil's Cane," a poisonous shrub, with
which old women are beaten. After ciisti
gation the body swells up to an immense
size, and the v. omen are left to die in awful
agony. : t*t'\*:^ .t*'.v
j. Ef-Election of Senator Morrill.
Mostpelier (Vt), Oct. 14.— in the Sen
ate to-day Justin S. Morrill received 27
votes for United .State.-' Senator, and Edward
J. Phelps I. in the House Morrill received
157, and Phelps 56. Both Houses will meet
in joint session on Wednesday and formally
announce the election of Mr. Morrill.* ~ •*.
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The War Against Car-Stoves.
Albany, Oct. 14.— war against car
stoves is progressing. The Court of Ap
peals affirms the order fining the New York
and Mew Haven road, the principal Hue to
New England f r. m New York, $7000 for
placing healing-stoves in cars,
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The Population" cf N-w York City.
New York, Oct. 14.— police census
was completed this afternoon and shows the.
New York City population to be 1,710,715.
an increase of 11)7,214 over theCJovcrntnent
.... «. . .
Ship Farct-aied by San Francisco Parties.
Thomastoj*' (Me.), Oct. 14.— The ship
Snow aud Burgess, 1655 tons, now loading
with spars fur Boston, has been sold to San
Francisco parlies lor 850,000,
SAN FRANCISCO. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, I^9o-EIGHT PAGES.
Sensational Safe-Opening Test
in a Chicago Hotel.
The Door Quietly Unlocked Without the
Use ot Tools or Explosives.
A Wonderful Operation Witnessed by Con
cealed Detectives — The Burglar
Placed Under Arrest.
Special to The Morning Call.
Chicago. Oct. 14.— A safe-opening test,
which in its sensational accompaniments
discounts the wonderful feat of Johnstone,;
the mind-reader, took place in the Hotel
Wayne early this morning. The. operator
was Henry E. Adams, a young man from
Minneapolis, who eamo to Chicago some
weeks ago and took rooms at the Wayne.
There lie became acquainted with a young
man who, although Adams did not know it,
was a cousin of the proprietor. Within the
past few days Adams proposed to him to
rob the hotel safe. He was to get up at 4
o'clock in tho morning and do this. The
hotel proprietor was advised "by his
cousin, who at the same time pretended to
be an accomplice in Adams' plot. Two de
tectives were hidden in the oilice last night,
and this morning at the appointed lime
Adams came in. The wondering officers
watched him, without tools or explosives,
prepare to open the massive safe,
although it was evident lie did uot know the
combination. He pared the nail of tho
index finger of his right hand until the
blood vessels were exposed. Then, by plac
ing the sensitive wound on the knob of the
combination lock lie < ould distinguish tbe
movement of tho tumblers as they fell. For
an hour ho worked, while the detectives
scarcely dared breathe. At last there was
a sharp click an 1 Adams swung back the
door. With a sigh of relief he reached into
the safe and laid ills hands on a package of
bills. But much to bis discomfort, the offi
cers stepped forward at the same moment
and placed him under est.
The Governor's Reasons for Calling an Extra
Columbus (Ohio), Oct. 14.— The Legisla
ture convened in extra session this morning.
After reading the call, a joint committee
waited upon the Governor, who submitted
his mess ige, which was read and referred to
the Judiciary Committee. A recess was
then taken till this afternoon.
Tho message sets forth that the session
was called because of the deplorable condi
tion of the public: service at Cincinnati, and
for the purpose of securing necessary legis
lation to give the people the opportunity to
select members of certain boards at the No
vember election. The Governor says it is
unnecessary to enumerate the charges of
crookedness which have been made, and
concerning which they are informed, and
the time has come to adopt a new charter
for Cincinnati as already proposed. He
calls the attention of tho Legislature to the
fact that it failed at the first session
to provide that the people might select
members of Town Boards and that
the members of the same may be
elected in the future. The Governor has
been shorn of the power to remove as under
the former law. The Governor says the
board started out all right, hut soon Became
en object ot suspicion and bad repute, and
be cited press notices from the Cincinnati
papers of opposite polities as to the cor
ruption in granting franchises to Eastern
syndicates, etc., and the report of numerous
corrupt positions. These things were so
notorious that whether true or not the
Board ('1 Public Improvements had lost its
usefulness. He cited the reports that posi
tions on the Decennial Board had been pur
chased, and concluded that the reputation
of both bodies was such that the people
should be given an opportunity to express
themselves. The message appeals to tho
Legislature for tho restoration of homo
rule, and expresses the opinion that the
members of these boards should not be fear
ful of going before the people for election.
The message cites the statement of a promi
nent citizen that Cincinnati has to-day the'
lowest grade of political morals of any city
in the country.
SWEPT 11Y FIRE.
Deplorable Condition of Affairs Among North
Fargo (X. Dak.), Oct 14.— T. S. Sanner
hill, one of the Railroad Commissioners of
North Dakota, resides at Antelope, west of
the Missouri River. He reports a deplora
ble condition of affairs among the ranchmen
in bis district, resultant from the recent al
most unprecedented prairie fires. Between
the Hart ant Cannon Ball rivers and in the
valleys of both the destruction has been al
most complete, while about Kill Deer Moun
tain anil east of Ihore nothing is left for the
stock to live upon. At the Riverside Ranch,
at the mouth of the Little Hart River, Goo
tons of hay and 300 head of cattle were
burned. At Parkins' ranch, on the Cannon
Ball River, the loss was Hie heaviest.
Hieke's ranch lost everything except the
buildings. In all the settlements in the val
leys of. the Hart the Cannon Ball and Ibe
Knife rivers the loss has been heavy, the fire
traveling with such fury as to go completely
through the villages, in almost every in
stance in the valleys small farmers "have
lost their crops anti feed for winter. The
wind blew a hurricane. At Riverside Ranch
the firebreaks were 800 feet in width, nud
the flames leaped over them. The ranch
men are inclined to lay these fires to the
Indians from fort Yates Reservation who
come up into the valley and have driven the
game south. They burn the prairies behind
them to prevent the game from going back.
The ranchmen propose to take the matter
before the authorities to prevent a repeti
tion, j*-, -.. t
THE MORMON CHURCH.
Statements From President Woodruff and the
Governor of Utah.
"NEW York, Oct. 14.— The Independent
will publish to-morrow articles received by
telegraph from President Woodruff of the
Mormon Church and Governor Thomas of
Utah. Concerning the actum of the Mor
mon Conference, October Bth, forbidding
polygamy, President Woodruff says: "The
action of the congress is conclusive. Tlie
lunch has no disposition to violate the
laws or defy the Government. The revela
tion of God requires us to obey the consti
tutional laws of the land. Judge Zane has
recognized tbe action of the church as sin
cere and final, and lias rescinded the rule ex
cluding Mormon aliens from naturaliza
Governor Thomas says: "The manifesto
of the President of the church has been con
firmed by tbe conference. It comes with
the force of a new revelation, and whatever
doubts may have existed as to the purpose
and effect of the manifesto as first sent out,
they now seem to have been removed. The
Gentiles rejoice that the contest begun so
mauy years ago against polygamy has finally
triumphed, for they believe that never again
will polygamy flourish on American soil.
Tbis is the most important event that has
occurred in the Mormon Church in ye irs,
and it is believed will result in greatly ad
vancing the material interests and prosperity
of the Territory."
Radical Changes Suggested in the Chapter on
Pittsburg, Oct. 14.— Revision Com
mittee of the Presbyterian Church ad
journed finally to-night. The revision, of
the chapter on foreordination was finally
finished yesterday, and though it Is Hot
ready for public inspection Chairman Rob
erts vouchsafed the information that there
were some **adical changes to be made. The
tenth chapter, relet ring to the final disposi
tion of infants and idiots, was under consid
eration to-day. • ..
The chief discussions of the Committee
were upon Chapters < 111, VI, IX and X.
Many of the . : questions j were referred to
committee*, to report at an adjourned meet
ing in Washington. The discussions of the
committee were thoroughly harmonious, and
the agreements reached thus far practically
unanimous. The committee is confirmed til
the belief- that the report will be finally
adopted, and will receive the approval of
the General Assembly and be adopted by
ARREST OF A BROKER.
Charged With Circulating False State mints
to Influence Stock Quotations.
New York, Oct 14.— S. V. White yester
day caused the arrest of Alfred M. Parker,
a well-known money-broker, for circulating
false statements to influence the price of
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western stock.
Among other things he said White would
"break" within sixty days. The case will
be pushed in the courts. The penalty is
three months and a lino of $3000. Parker
lias been in Wall street for more than thirty
years. lie was formerly in the California
shipping business, in the firm of which his
father was the bead. 110 figured conspicu
ously in Brie speculations, and it is said he
came near "cornering" Daniel Brew. He is
said to have lost about $300,000. Friends
have sometimes expressed doubts about bis
mental equilibrium. Common comment
seemed to be that probably Barker was
merely a tool in circulating the statement
about While. : j.',-*
Killed in a Duel.
Lexington (N. C.), Oct. 14.— some
time John McKary has been suspicious of
the relations between his wife and Oscar
Barringer. A short time ago he ordered
Barringer out of his house and warned him
to keep away on penalty of trouble. Bast
week, however, Barriuger sent a no*e to
Mrs. McKary asking for a meeting It fell
into the hands of the husband, who sent
word to Baninger he must leave the State
or fight a duel. Barringer decided to light
aud the men met last Saturday. Barringer
was killed, and McKary has find.
THE DEAD JUSTICE.
Preparations for the Funeral of tls Late
, . Samuel F. Miller.
Washington', Oct: 14.— The arrange
ments for Ju-ti.e Miter's funeral were com
pleted to-night. Tho services will take
place Thursday aft -moon, between '2 and 3
o'clock, in the Siipiene Court room at the
Capitol, asd i- accordance with Mrs. Mil
ler's desires 1 1 •• ceremonies will bo of the
simplest character. At the conclusion of
the services, the remains will bo placed in
a special car attached to the regular train
on lhe Pennsylvania road, leaving here at
7:4o o'clock, arriving at Chicago on the bil
lowing evening, and Keokuk at 10 o'clock
Saturday morning. The funeral at Keokuk
will take place from the Unitarian Church
immediately alter tho arrival of the train.
. The honorary pall-bearers will probably
be Chief Justice Fuller and the Associate
Justices of the Supreme Court.
At a meeting of the Supreme Court of the
United States to-day, Chief Justice Fuller
and all the Associate Justices, except Mr.
Justice Field, were present. The Chief
Justice said: "It is with feelings of pro
found silliness that I announce the death of
the Senior Associate Justice of this court,
Mr. Justice Miller. No business will bo
transacted, and the court as a mark of re
spect to tho memory of its eminent asso
ciate, will adjourn until Monday next."
All tho district courts adjourned to-day
out of respect to the memory of tho de
Messages of condolence were received
from' Justice Field aud" wife, Judge
Gresham, Senator Edmunds, General Sher
man, C. 0. Wait**, sou of the late Chiei Jus
tice, Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks and many
Among the telegrams received by Mrs.
Miller was the following from ex-President
Cleveland: "Accept my sincere, sympathy
aud condolence in this sorrowful hour. May"
you receive consolation and pity from God s
unfailing store, and may you uiid a ray In
the remembrance of your husband's noble
devotion to duty and his priceless services to
his country." -
Detroit, Oct 14.— worst storm . of
the season is reported from up the lakes
this morning. At Oscada many vessels
which had taken refuge in the harbor
dragged their anchors and narrowly escaped
going ashore. A considerable portion of
the new breakwater is gone.
Pittsburg, Oct. 14.— Tlie storm In West
Virginia Monday night did great damage to
crops, buildings and railroads, particularly
along the Mouongahela Rive; and its tribu
taries. Communication with the Upper
Monongabela has been entirely suspended.
Only one life has been lost by the storm so
WiiU'Ki.lNO (W. Va.), Oct. 14.— Further
report's regarding Si^tny night's flood Indi
cate great ifomage in interior counties.
In Trouble Again.
New York, Oct. -Mrs. Scofield, for
merly of San Francisco, who figured some
time ago in a case somewhat notorious by
the death of Broker Hatch, who was killed
while escaping from her house, is once more
in trouble. She was charged with the fel
ony of 5250 in the Jefferson Market this
morning and held for trial. It is alleged
that the money was taken from a tenant for
advance rent, upon whom she turned the
key, excluding her from the premises after
she secured tho cash.
Chicago, Oct. 14.— The National Car-
riage-build -rs' Association began its eight
ieth annual convention hero to-day, with a
large attendance. Various reports read
showed that trade was increasing, but an
unusual dearth of skilled mechanics and
small marginal profits were some of the un
favorable conditions presented. The tech
nical sel 00l rccntiy opened in New York
is reported as nourishing and receiving
hearty support from members all over the
country. --" ••■■•- :'
Cr-nferscce of Railroad Presidents.
Chicago, Oct. 14.— Presidents of the
lines in the Interstate Commerce Railway
Association held a meeting to-day and dis
cussed the railway situation for some time.
They hardly seemed to think the emergency
sufficiently strong to justify them in doing
anytiiing now toward a reorganization of
the associatior, or attempting to straighten
out the complications that exist iv freight
and passenger tariffs.
A Prisoner Wanted for He rso-St eating.
Chicago, Oct. 14.— A Deputy Sheriff from
Kansas is here to try to take back to that
State Frank Woodruff of Cronin case
notoriety, when lie is discharged to-morrow
from Bridewell, where he was sent a year
ago by the criminal court. Woodruff is
wanted in Kansas for horse-stealing, but it
is doubtful, owing to some technicality, if
he can be extradited.
Frightful Giant Powder Explosion.
Lead vim: (Colo.), Oct. 14.— A terrible
explosion occurred in the Ivanhoc-Busk
tunnel on the Midland road, thirty miles
west of here this morning. A workman
was entering the tunnel with a box of giant
powder and accidentally knocked it against
the wall. It exploded, killing two men and
frightfully injuring eight others, six of
whom will die. It is impossible at present
to gel a list of the killed and injured.
Houston (Tex.) Oct. 14.— Great excite
ment prevails over the abduction to-day by
a man and woman of Celeste Games, the
six-year-old (laughter of Colonel William
Games of Austin. They snatched her from
her nurse when the latter was out walking
with lhe child, and drove rapidly away in a
carriage. No trace of them has yet been
Charged With Stealing Poataee Stamp*.
New York, Oct. 14.— Oscar C. flosg and
Charles M. Unit, employes of Henry Clews
& Co., bankers, are charged with stealing
postage stamps from the firm. Their pilfer
ings ranged from $10 to 980 ft week, and it
is believed will aggregate $2000. They de
stroyed circulars given them to mail and
pocketed tne stamps. Both belong to good
families. . .
Troubles Ended by Suicide.
St. Louis, Oct. Richard Brown, a
member of a firm of wood-carvers, suicided
to-day by jumping off Ends' Bridge into the
river, a distance Of ICO feet. He left a note
hoping for pardon for adopting such mean*]
of escaping from his troubles. . : - s ■■■- pr.
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Washington, Oct. 14.— The President to
day appointed Charles A. Garter of the firm
of Gaiter & Chipman, Red Bluff, United
States District Attorney for the Northern
District of California, vice Carey, resigned.
Trying to Prevent Reciprocity
With Spain. ;
An Assertion That the - "Favored Nation
Clause" Would Be Ylolatod.
A Decision of the Supreme Court That
~ Contradicts the Statement—Arrange
ments for Belknap's Funeral.
Special to The Morsin-o Call.
Washington, Oct. 14.— Dispatches from
London assert that Spain cannot negotiate a
j reciprocity treaty with the United .States for
' the Cuban trade without violating the
i "favored nation clause" in her existing
i treaties with other nations. It is said at the
I Department of State that this point was
discussed and finally decided in 1884, whin
Minister Foster negotiated a reciprocity
treaty on the same basis that is now pro
posed, and is now revived, not by Spain, but
by the commercial interests of Great Britain
for au obvious purpose. -The United States
also has a "favored nation clause" in most
of her commercial treaties, but ibis will not
embarrass the Government in the negotiation
of reciprocity treaties or arrangements with
other nations, because ' the Department of
State has uniformly held, from the time of
Mr. Jefferson as Secretary of State down tn
Mr. Blame, that the "favored nation clause"
ouly applies where privileges are granted
freely and without consideration ; but
, wherever special consideration is maae tho
! condition of "the favor granted or received,
the "favored nation clause" doe.-, not apply.
This interpretation lias been recently sus
tained by the Supreme Court of the United
States, in its opinion in tho case ot Burtram
vs. Robertson, October term, 1886. This
case arose under the Hawaiian reciprocity
treaty, it tains claimed that sugar and
molasses imported from tho islaud of St.
Croix, colony of Denmark, should be ad
mitted free of duty under the "favored
nation clause" of the treaty between the
United States and Denmark, because like
articles were admitted irom the Hawaiian
islands. The Supreme Court rejected the
claim, stating that "the treaty with Den
mark does not bind the United Slates to
extend to that country 'without compensa
tion privileges which they have conceded to
the Hawaiian Islands in exchange for valu
MAY 111* reprimanded:
Eisign Wright Gats Into Tionble With the
-" Havy Department. "
New York, Oct. 14.— The Tribune's
Washington correspondent states that En
sign Wright may be reprimanded under
navy regulations for his interview in New
York on the Barrundia affair. The corre
spondent adds: While the department does
not intend to deny officers the privilege of
expressing their views, it reserves authority
to restrict expressions which might involve
theGovenimcntor embarrass its administra
tion. Wright's remarks remove all possible
blame from the commanding officers of tiie
Banger and Thetis, and with the removal of
this blame the implication is that* Mizner
bears the responsibility. -Commander Belter
of the Thetis, the senior officer in the
.waters, had reported to the Secretary of the
navy that the Minister took charge, and the
; results, whatever they, might be, followed
Mizner's action. The State Department has
asked for a conference with Belter, and he
■ ."".as been detached and is expected on the
next steamer, It is said that Blame desires
to learn t' c exact condition of affairs, pend
ing any final disposal of the matter. Upon
Beiler's testimony may depend tlie continu
ance in the diplomatic service of Mizner.
HOME AGAIN. |
President Harrison and Party Return to
Washington, Oct. 14. — The President
and party returned to Washington this
morning at 8:45 o'clock. Ills journey was
in one sense very pleasant, and in an
other very trying to the President's endur
ance. The party are well pleased with the
hospitality which they everywhere received.
As soon as the President breakfasted ha
and Mrs. Harrison paid a visit of condolence
to the lnmily-rf the late Justice Miller.
The President also ordered the flag on the
White Douse at half mast. -
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Duty on Stnrch. v
Washington, Oct. 14.— Assistant Secre
tary Spaulding has sent letters to the Col
lectors of Customs at New York, Portland,
Oregon, and Port Townsend, Wash., calling,
attention to the provision in Schedule G of
the tariff act whereby "stnrch, including
all preparations, from whatever substance
produced, fit for use as starch," is dutiable
at the rate of '2 ceuts per pound, in older
that in view of the large quantities of so-called
root flour, sago flour, tapioca Hour, farina,
etc., heretofore Imported for the purpose of
being used by Chinese as starch, and which
were admitted free under the old tariff law
for root flour, etc., the same may be sub
jected to a thorough and careful examina
tion to determine whether in the condition
in which they are imported such articles are
fit for use as starch If so found, they should
be subject to the payment of a duty. *
— - — —
Washington*, Oct 14.— following
California patents have been granted:
Mahlon K. Biser, Los Angeles, washing
machine; Nelson Gibs Jr. and L. E. and W.
E. Brown. National City, insecticide; John
Dander, San Francisco, fly paper; Ells
worth D. MiddlekaulV, Stockton, churn ;
James M. Miller, Vacaville, verge wire for
clocks; James li. Phelps, Sacramento, har
ness; John M. Pray (assignor of one-half to
11. 11. Lieinead), Los Angeles, pipe-tongs ;
Joseph F. Prizgent, Los Angeles, shirt
measuring appliance; George 0. Richards
(assignor of one-half to \V. T. Tuckwell),
Sisson, tire-tightener; John C. Shelley,
Stockton, cable railway; Thomas W. C.
Spencer. San Francisco, automatic throw-off
♦- — ■ —
Harbor- L'cfinso Ham. j
Washington, Oct. 14.— The plans are
completed for the proposed twin-screw,
armor-plated, harbor-defense ram, upon the
design of Admiral Amnien. Advertisements
for proposals are now in course of prepara
tion. - The vessel's dimensions are follows:
Length over all 243 feet, length of water
line 342 feet 2 inches, extreme bread' 43 feet
5 inches, breadth on water lino 41 feet 10
Inches, draft amidshlp 15 feet. The vessel
will lave a displacement of 2050 tons, in
dicated horse-power of 4*500 tons and a speed
of 17 knots.
The Cheyenne Cornmis'ion. i
Washington, Oct. 14. — Major-General
Miles, United States Army, has been
detailed as a member of the commission
created by an act of Congress approved
August P.", 1890, to negotiate with the North
ern baud of Cheyenne Indians on the
Tongue River Reservation, Montana, : and
with the band of Northern; Cheyenne In
dians on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South
Dakota, foi such modification of the treaty
and other - rights as may bo deemed de
sirable. ■.'■-.' ; 'a 5--:*'.;-'. ?'
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In Honor of Eilknm I
Washington. Oct. 14— Acting Sec
retary of War to-day Issued a general order
in regard to the death of General Belkn.p.
The War- Department will be I draped in
mourning thirty days after the receipt of
the ; order at each military post, aud seven
teen guns will be fired.
General Belknap's funeral will take place
on Thursday, at 10 o'clock, from St. John's'
Episcopal Church, after which the remains
will be taken to Arlington Cemetery for in
terment ___________ .-. :.-.--
Important Propositions to Be Considered at the
Annual Convention. '
Pittsburg, Oct. 14.— twenty-seventh
annual convention of tho Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers begins here . to-mor
row. s*. The Executive Committee was in ses
sion to-day. ' One feature In the line of new
business is a proposition to accept ineuiber
bersl'ip In the United Order of Railway
Employes. Chief Arthur would not express
any views on this matter, saying It was for
the convention to decide. It is understood
General Master Workman Powderly of the
Knights of Labor will lay an important com
munication before the convention, but its
nature is not known.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Independent Stock-Yards to Be Established in
Kansas City, Oct. 14.— An Intended ex
tension of the business of the Farmers' Al
liance of the Southwest was discovered to
day, when it was learned that they were
about to establish independent stock-yards
in Kansas City. The alliance in Texas,
Nebraska and lowa are back of the scheme.
Fifty acres of land adjoining the present
stock-yards is the site of the new yard. By
maintaining their own yards the fanners be
lieve they can save much money in market
ing cattle by doing away with commission
men and a great part of other expenses.
New Yoke, Oct. 14.— The troubles origi
nating at the time of the Classen bank
wrecking syndicate have caused much dis
cussion in Clearing - house methods. A
radical departure was proposed by ex-Post
master-General James in the shape of a
resolution that hereafter the New York
Clearing-house shall clear only members of
the association. The mutter has been dis
cussed several months, and the Clearing
house this afternoon refused by a vote of
two to one to sanction the scheme. The plan,
therefore, remains the same as before for
the association, and the big banks still clear
for the little banks.
Thousands of Officers Follow Mrs. Booth
to the Grave. -
Loxnox, Oct. 14.— The funeral of Mrs.
Catherine Booth, the wife of General Booth,
who was known as '"the mother of the Sal
vation Army," took place to-day and was
made the occasion of a great demonstration
by that organization. The weather was ex
ceedingly disagreeable, a murky fog envel
oping the city. But despite this, thousands
of persons assembled in the streets to wit
ness tlie funeral procession. The route from
the Thames embankment, where the army
was mustered, to Abney Park Cemetery,
where the remains wero interred, lay
through the densely populated district of
Stoke Newlngton. The entire route was
lined with dense crowds, and s the windows
of the houses weie thronged. All the rail
ways entering London ran excursion trains,
and the throng in the city was augmented
by immense numbers of Salvationists and
friends from the provinces; also a large at
tendance from foreign countries. The army,
attired in uniform, wearing a white badge
of mourning, was everywhere conspicuous.
The crowd surpassed in numbers that which
gathered to witness tlio show ou Lord
Mayor's day. The demonstration is con
vincing proof that the Salvation Army
wields a powerful influence throughout the
The remains of Mrs. Booth were taken
from the Olympia dining the night and con
veyed to the headquarters of the army, on
Queen Victoria street. Here the coffin was
placed upon a kind of gun-carriage, on
which were the deceased's bonnet and Bible.
When the procession had been formed to
day the gun-carriago was drawn into posi
tion in the line, the members of the Booth
family took their places and the procession
started from the embankment. There were
fifteen bauds in line. All mose who took
part in the procession wero officers of the
army, privates and friends not being allowed
to march. Thousands of persons entaiel
the cemetery to witness the last rites.
The gloominess of the scene was added to
by the dense fog, which never lifted during
the proceedings. When the procession en
tered tlie cemetery the gun-carriago was
drawn beside the open grave, the coffin re
moved by officers of the army and lowered
Into the earth. General Booth stood at tho
head of the grave and read the burial serv
ice. The officers of the army from various
parts of England, the British Colonies,
America, the Continent and Asia delivered
Meeting of th Olympics— The Occidental
The Directors of lhe Olympic Club had a
long session last evening, and decided that
all competing members of clubs who are rep
resented in the P. C. A. A. A. will be ex
tended the privilege of training at the
Olympic grounds for field-day contests.
It was also decided to hold a juvenile out
door field day to be followed by a juvenile
exhibition in the gymnasium, this latter to
take place in February next.
All clubs members of the P. C. A. A. A.
will be Invited to give an exhibition in the
gymnasium, which will consist of boxing,
wrestling and general athletics. The object
of this move- is to give a general impetus to
athletics, and, if possible, bring about a
friendly feeling of rivalry among the asso
ciate athletic organizations. As a matter
of course the Olympic will, on 'invitation,
return the compliment by appearing at auy
other of the clubs, whenever they are pre-"
pared to reciprocate.
A resolution was passed to invite only
members of the press to the next boxing
tournament. The Directors will alter the
seats of the press-stand and make everything
as pleasant as possible for the reporters.
In future the servants of the club will be
uniformed. The board has passed on its
by-laws and forwarded them to the club's
attorney for approval.
Prizes will be given only for world,
American and local records made nt open
events, and the gentlemen selected to judge
the boxing tournament are: J. D. Spreck
els, Ilall McAllister and Gaston Ashe.
OCCIDENTAL COI'ItSING CLUB.
The officers of tho Occidental Coursing
Club met last evening at -'1 Kearny street
T. J. O'Keefe presided. The business trans
acted was mainly of a routine character,
but arrangements were . made for the
Thanksgiving day meeting, which promises
lo be the most interesting coursing event of
the year, it is expected that the stake for
the all-aged contest will amount to $200 and
the remaining prizes will be equally valu
able. - :' ■ ' : . :p7 :■ -~-f
DUE TO NATURAL CAUSES.
Answer of tlio Stenmstitp Company In the
City of Cliester-Oc.-tiiilc Collision.
The Oceanic Steamship Company filed
answers yesterday to all the complaints for
damages growing out of the City of Chester-
Oceanic collision, whereby several passen
gers lost their lives in this harbor about two
years ago. The company declares that the
accident was not the result of any careless
ness on the part of its officer*, but avers that
it was altogether duo to natural causes.*
The answer shows that on the morning of
the catastrophe a light and variable fog pre
vailed in the straits. Tho Oceanic was en
tering tho port, her speed being what is
known as "dead slow." When the City of
Chester was sighted two blasts of ". the
whistle were sounded, meaning thereby that
the Oceanic was starboarding, and the City
ol Chester made a similar response.
But the latter was not steered iv accord
ance with her signal, or, if the pilot per
formed his duty, the steamer failed to obey
her helm. * The engines of the Oceanic were
reversed at full speed, but not in time to
prevent the collision. For these reasons the
company demands judgment in its favor. *
P. ink of California.
The Twenty-sixth annual meeting of The
Bauk of California Was held yesterday
morning. The following Board of Directors
for the coming year was re-elected : F. G.
Rowlands. Charles Mavuo, Adam Grant
Jerome Lincoln, Meyer Lewis, H. H. Hew
lett, A. K. P. Harmon, Antoine Borel, J.
B. KandoL J. M. Allen and William Blood.
The balance sheet shows the assets of the
bank on October 1, 1800, to be $15,787,187 34.
The average monthly cash movement of the
bank during the year has been $70,882,537 02,
giving a total annual movement of $850,
--800,451 40. • ■•••.■'• * -'.i-v !*<?U-n*
pps-:P. Swiss Kills Club.
At Ik* .,..,,..1 r ,nf,„r. Nt ..... ........ i...-. *
At tun annual meeting oi me memoers 01
the Swiss Rifle Club the following officers
were elected for The ensuing year:. [ P. A.
Giauniui, President: i A. Hugucnin, Vice-
President and Treasurer: F. Gehrot, Secre
tary; J. Lfieman, Shooting Master: P. A.
Gianuini and Henry Steinegger, Trustees. 1
." " Saved in Time. V
Charles Heard attempted to rob a sea cap
tain named Joseph Roberts yesterday morn
ing in a salo in at 630 Commercial street. .He
had Roberts pinned : to • the floor with ; his
knee when i Officers * Scott : and * Wells ap
pealed and : arrested : him on a charge of at
tempt at robbery.
: :-IB]'>>->io>^x»>>>r-c»'>>*«r«roc i c<:«i ; c»>>>^>>3oJ^
W THE WANTS OF THE PEOPLE! 1-
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V THE "WANTS" OF THE CALL ARE THE 8
A WANTS OF THE PEOPLE. NO FAKES OR X
C; STUFFERS APPEAR IN ITS COLUMNS. *?
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"DEAR WEE WEE."
Some Interesting Letters Read
A New York Divorce Suit Discloses a Pe
culiar State of Affairs.
The Plaintiff's Admissions to the Woman
She Charges With Winning Her
Special to Tin Mok.vixo Call.
New York, Oct. Some very peculiar
letters from Mrs. E. E. Porter to Mrs. Louise
J. Smith, who is suing her husband, Clifton
Otis Smith, for a limited divorce, mainly lie
cause of his alleged intimacy with Mrs.
Porter while Mis. Smith was in California,
and some equally peculiar letters from Mrs.
Smith in California to Mrs. Porter in this
city, where Mrs. Porter was sub-letting the
Smith apartments at 361 West Twenty
second street, Mr. Smith retaining "a loom
there, were put in evidence yesterday at
the trial in lhe Supreme Court. Mrs. Por
ter was a widow, and Mrs. Smith seems to
have been playing grass widow on the Pa
cific coast. The lirst letter introduced at
the trial was from Mrs. Porter to Mrs.
Smith. After describing a poker party in
the New York flat, Mrs. Porter wrote :
Now, dearie, stay at home, beautify yourself
and Improve all you can In music, reading, e,c -
You have such a lovely face, eyes, hair, lies and
good figure. Say to yourself, "II Clinlou does
not love me, I will at leant teach li i m to be proud
of me hi days to come." It would be moie loan
folly to giieve or bemoan your fate, hard and
loveless as lt Is. Uo you ililuk If in the nrst four
years of your married life, while l.iiin, nope,
youlli, love and all the glamor of passion was
only being unfolded to your lives; do you bo
lieve, If you were not nappy iv tlio-.e days, that
Trie, ii six, eight, ten, fifteen or twenty year had
come and gone you would have climbed any
nearer the golden summit of love's own joy?
Ab, no Indeed, association dulls ilia liner feelings
and blunts the edge of the suave politeness a
lover gives his sweetheart. You have all the at
tributes to Charm and bring scores of people
about you. Go out lo walk, drive, play, read and
keen yourself free fiom care and sorrow. So
when you next see "My Lord" he will Hud you as
active and courtly as when first be knew you.
Your devoted friend, Lillian E. M. Pokxkb.
Mr-. Smith, a grass widow in far-away
California, seems not to have been altogether
sad, as shown by her answer:
Los Angeles, March 8, 1839.
My Very Dear Friend : 1 am veiy happy here.
Last week I bad company— my beau. He is
bringing or sending mo something every day.
He bas invited me lo go out to the beach and
many oilier places ana buys me delicious fruit
and candies. How I love to he courted. A very
handsome gentleman called the oilier day. Now
1 Know he Is all broken up on me. Oh, dear 1 I
have more than 1 cau man i.e. Louise.
A few months laer Mrs. Smith again
wrote to Mrs. Porter:
LOS AXGELF.S, Aug. 5, 1880.
My Dear Good Friend : You ask me about
my beau. The one I wrote aboul Is an Eastern
man, handsome and wor h from **75,u00 to
$100,000, about 35 years old, beautiful leelli
and soil roust. telle, very Intelligent and lias
traveled all over the world. You say you are
practicing all you can on tlie guitar. lam de
lighted to hear it. Clifton said in his letter you
played nicely, and you entei lamed him so much.
1 am sine that's veiy lovely ol you when be loves
music so deai ly. Louise.
Here follows a letter without a signntur-*.
but proved to be in the handwriting ot Mrs.
October 18, 1889.
My Dear Wee Wee: I told you as far as 1
could what my expeiience wilts Wilton's dispose
lion has taught me. Simply lie must oe humored,
pelted, cajoled, sympathized with, and all liltle
things, like pins on his cushion, etc., must be le
llglously looked after; m fact, treat hun like a
spoiled chilli. You must banish all your aches
ana' palus, loos blight aud pretty and smile.
."Smile anti be a villain still." His is a peculiar
temperament, and one must study, study 11, lo
know bow to be sure to please him. .*. p-.-f;
In this letter also, Mrs. Porter plainly
tells her "Bear Wee Wee" that it is lioye
lees for her to expect ever to win back
"Clifton's" love. '-' ■ --•■ p. •;•
DETECTIVES AUK EST ED.
Denver Officers Chircel With F<.'.-e Imprison
ment and Brutal Assault.
Denver, Oct. 14.— An excitement was
created hero this afternoon when it was
learned that the Grand Jury had indicted
Chief Loar of the City Detective Force, and
Detectives Clark, Watrons, Crocker and In
gersoll for false imprisonment, with assault
to kill and assault and battery against
Watrous. The complaining witnesses are
Dan Sinks and B. P. Smiley, who were im
prisoned and brutally assaulted by the
officers for the purpose of extorting a con
fession to a crime for which they were ar
rested and which they claim they knew
nothing of. Charges of corruption against
the police force will also be investigated.
Success rf the New Billot Eyat m.
.. Newark (N. J.), Oct. 14.— The new Ballot
Kefoiiu.J-..i\v was tried to-day at the city
election fo?l'.ie first time and worked satis
factorily. : There was a falling off in the
voting, one-third less votes being cast. than
last year. This falling off is attributed to
the new system. Many supposing it to be
complicated mil undesirous of . displaying
their ignorance remained away -from the
polls. The city went Democratic by a large
Iron and Steel Workirs.
Chicago, Oct. 14.— English and Ger
man* iron and steel men have broken up into
parties, under the guidance of the local com
mittee, and are visiting points of interest iv
and about the city.
The visitors consumed the whole day in
sight-seeing."! To-night they left the city,
half of them going north to the Lake Supe
rior iron region, and the remainder going to
the new iron mills in Alabama. : ... ■
Pulitzer Withdraws Frcm th? World.
New York, Oct. 16.— World will an
nounce to-morrow that, yielding to the ad
vice of bis physicians. Mr. Pulitzer has
withdrawn from the editorship, and thecon
trol of the World has been vested in the Ex
ecutive Board of its principal editors.
H'.l -r's Cus.'ssor.
New York, Oct. 14.— The Sim's Wash
ington correspondent iutimntes that the suc
cessor to Justice Miller will be Attorney-
' Eianlcr-'s Return.
Auburn', Oct. 14.— An impromptu recep
tion was given Senator Stanford on the
arrival of his special train this afternoon.
Judge J. T. Kindale delivered a short ad
dress of welcome, and Snator Stanford
responded in a very pleasant manner. He
spoke ol his early remembrances of Placer
County and expressed surprise and delight
at the evidences of prosperity everywhere
Sacramento, Oct 14.— Senator and Mrs.
Stanford, accompanied by her brother,
Harry Lathrop, ariived here this evening.
An impromptu reception was gotten up.
An address of welcome was delivered by
A. L. Hart. Senator Stanford responded at
some length, telling what he saw in Europe,
and contrasting the condition of the people
there with those in America..
Stockton. Oct. 14.— Senator Stanford
and party will arrive in Stockton at 11:30
to-morrow and remain two hours, f
Fire at Merced.
' Merced, Oct. 14.— A fire at 9:30 o'clock
this evening destroyed a frame building on
Front street owned by J. Jacobs and oc
cupied •by Bederman & Martin, butchers,
and Ilagenyes Gomez's paint-shop. The
loss is about S2OOO. The cause of the fire is
unknown. .-: *--*>
Ncedham Defeats Mahan.
Seattle, Oct. 14.— Dannie Need ham of
St. Paul and Billy Mahan of San Francisco,
light-weights, fought at the Pavilion to-night
with four-ounce gloves for a purse of SIOOO.
Muhnu was knocked out in the forty-third
n.'r.ub'.can Mectine at BaVerifin.
Bakebsfield, Oct. 14.— W. W. Bowers,
candidate for Congress, J. K. McDonald;
candidate for State Treasurer, and Colonel
Budlong of Tulare addressed a large l meet
ing here to-night. *:-V-:%.
Bacea at Spokane Fa'ls.
Spokane Falls, Oct 14.— fall race
meeting and exposition of the Fair Associa
tion opened to-day. Tbo three-minute claw,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Kanipeska won, Challenger Chief second,
Annie B third. Best time, 2:35. The sec
ond race, 2:24 class, Mary C won, Truello
second. Starlight third. Best time, 2:34%.
The roadsters' race, Claud C won tw» heats
aud the race was postponed till to-morrow.
M. E. CHURCH SOUTH.
List of Appointments Announced by tha
Pacific Conference Yesterday.
Santa Rosa, Oct. Following is a list
of the appointments made by the Pacific
Conference of the M. E. Church South this
San Francisco District— C. Christian,
Presiding Elder: Centenary Church, Dr. J.
Hannon; Oakland, K. Boy us; Sacramento,
A. C. Bane; San Jose, W. G. Swan; Ala
meda, to be supplied; IlollUter, Samuel
Brown; Salinas, Joseph Emory; Gilroy, J.
D. Dossey; Mountain View, T. L. Duk;
Walnut Grove, W. P. Andrews; Lincoln,
W. E. Edmonson; Wheatland. 11. J. Allen;
Gait, J. C. Hyden; Bear Valley, G. li.
Newton; Perm Valley. J. R. Comoton; J.
Giuwell, I. C. Barton an 1 J. M. K:ce, super
annuated; San Lucas, William Armstrong;
Japan Mission. W. E. Townsend. -
Santa Rosa District— liaukiu, Presiding
Elder: Santa Rosa, T. ■ H. B. Anderson;
Petaluma, A. P. Few; Ufeiih, T. A. Akisen;
Cioverdale and llopland, Z. P. Millingtou;
Healdsburg, A. L. Paul; Lakeport, VV. E.
Phillips; Potter Valley, G. B. Bauer;
Bockville, J. H. Neai; Elmira, C. X. Gotil
der; Winters L. C. Ben fro; Woodland, R.
P. Wilson; Knights Landing, B. BLKussell;
Anderson Valley, William Winters; J. C.
Simmons, President of the Pacific Methodist
College; 11. M. Mr-Knight, Agent Pacific
Methodist College; L. B. Uarkiss, Ira Tay
Colusa District— M. B. Scarborough, Pre
siding Elder: Colusa, li. J. BiigKs; Chico.
R. A. Reams; Butte City, F. M.Stanton;
Vubi City, D. T. Belel; Willows, M. J.
Gough; Maxwell, W. D. Taylor; Red Bluff,
William Miller; Biggs and Pennington, J.
B. Batchelder; Orlaud, supplied by F. Vf.
Sharborough; India i Valley, E. H. Boggs;
Anderson, L. A. Dielard; Arbuckle. J. G.
Sheedon; Corning, J. M. Roberts; Millville,
A. W. Wallers; Big Valley, J. S. Hook;
Ono, J. if. Brown.
Merced District— Vf. J. Mahon, Presiding
E der: Merced, E. A. Garrison ; Plainsburg,
J. P. Winters; Modesto, F. Page; Bin
den, P. N. Blankinship; Mariposa. \V. A.
Baker; Stockton, Jess.- Wood; I.os Banos,
J. M.Ward; Sonora, R. F. Beasley; Ma-'
dera, J. C. Pendergast; Green Mountain,
B. T. Reed; Irvingiou, J. W. Ray.
Fresno District — A. L. Hunt, Presiding
Elder: Fresno, CO. Steele; Big Dry Creek.
11. Beak; Selma, K. A. Sawyer; Kingsburg,
W. F. Coffin ; Will Flower, to he supplied;
Dauub.i. A. Oldham; Visalia, B. F. Earnest;
Woodville, Joel ilextry ; Bakerslield, to be.
supplied; Lemoore, C. J. Needhatu; Porter
ville, to be supp.ied; Matt's, Valley, to be
supplied. ;;■/:. ■■ r-.-_.-. ■--.:.......
Extensive Fire at St. Helena.
St. Helena, Oct. 14. A fire br.k9.out
this morning at 5 o'clock in a small stable
alongside the Europa Hotel. The fire
was communicated to the Europa Hotel
(Vasconi & Fomi, proprietors), thence
to the second-story store of G. Rossi and the
Commercial Hotel, and covered almost a
block. The fire was discovered by W.
i'aj ling, a milkman. Tlie alarm was im- '
mediately given and the department was
promptly on baud, but owin; to a bitch in
getting the water on promptly the flames
gained considerable headway. When tne
water was turned on tha volunteer firemen
did splendid work and checked a conflacra
that at one tune bid lair to cover three times
the district. The cause of the fire is un
known. It is thought to have been in
The losses are as follows: D. Fried" & Son,
Commercial Hotel and contents, $6000, in
surance 13300; O. Caueppa, two-story build
ing, $2000, insurance unknown; G. Rossi,
furniture, wagou and contents of stable,
$500, no insurance; G. Rossi, lrame hotel,
$'.2000, insurance $1000; A. Forni, furniture
and stick, $1000, insurance unknown; J. C.
Potter, building and fences, $1000, insurance
£400; -B. - Jsaliiuena, - damage to building,
$100. ■ There were other small damages, the
loss aggregating about $200. Many lodgers
in the hotel lost (heir baggage and clothing,
aggregating $500. .
ALONG THE KAIL.
The Agents' Agreement Gone to Smtll
It is a generally recognized fact among '
the members of the new Passenger Asso- .
elation that the recent agreement, drawn up
and signed with so much solemnity, for the
purpose of abolishing rate cutting, has been
much broken, aud that the whole affair is a
genuine farce, entered into by the agents ■'■
with the sole purpose of keeping ueae ; in the
family, of which the Southern Pacific agent
claims to be at the head. This is not the
first passenger agreement entered into by ■
the agents of Eastern lines at the behest ot !
the agent referred to above. They meet at '
Fourth and Townsend at a call of their •
Chairman, and, with faces long and solemn,
agree to do this and that regarding the pay- '.
merit of commissions.
They leave the scene of their delibera- •
lions at the Southern Pacific ufnVe and ridi- •'
cule their own actions. They laugh at the '
person who suggests that passenger bust- ■
ness can be conduct-id without paying com
missions, an if asked why such contracts .
are made, reply: "Oh, to please the powers '
that be." Despite agreements and the de- •
nials of a very few . agents that com- *
missions v paid, the fact remains
that all offices -in tliis city pay com-- .
missions. The local ageuts^are instructed
from the head office to do*So, they have'
always done so, and must do so in 1.-c- future
or lose their trivel to competing lines.- >
is the only method of inciting a lively com
petition in the ticket business, a method that
has been in vogue since the establishment ".
Eastern agencies here, and one that must of 5
necessity continue until abolished.
Professor Joseph Allen of the EneuT-er *
Corps of the Northwestern and late of Yale *
College is here on a visit ■ .*
CD. Newton, chief clerk of the passen
ger department of the Delaware.Lackawanna •
and Western, is in the city.
Hairy Butterfiald, Wisconsin Passenger •
Agent of the Santa Fo.is here on a vacation. •
ilurltiurt of tho Union Pacific is due from
the south to-morrow.
Charles Knowlton, Agent of Raymond <fc '*
Whiteomb at Philadelphia, is here. .
- A Phillips excursion arrived yesterday with
eighty-two people from Ho-tnn. * .
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