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VOLUME LXVII-NO. 163.
A Corroboration of Stanley's
Major Barttelot's Inhuman Treatment of
Bonaey Believes the Commander of the
Sear Guard Was Insane— Jamison's
Sketches of Cannibalism.
Special to The Morning Cam.
London, Nov. 9. — The Times this
morning publishes a three-column state
ment from Bonney, who opens by re
gretting that Barttelot's brother forced
the disclosure ot a painful story. Bonny
says Stanley only heard of the poisoning
suspicions from him on the 26th of October.
Konney says Barttelot and Jamiescn, after
questioning the Arabs belonging to Stan
ley's previous expedition its to the fate of
Tocock and others, expressed the opinion
that Stanley would poison anybody, He ad
mitted that runio s to that effect were cur
rent in Europe, but nothing was ever proved
Penney confirms the report that Barttelot
a^ked him for tasteless poison with which
to remove Tippoo. a nephew of Selim, with
whom he had had a quarrel. Bon
ney hid all the poison and Barttelot
did not make any further attempts to
poison Tippco. Bonuey confirmed the state
ment that Barttelot deliberately bit a
woman. For this Barttelot would have been
lynched if Bonney had not rescued him.
Bon ney has not the slightest doubt that the
boy Soudi died from the effects of a kick
given him by Barttelot.
INHUMAN TREATMENT OF a boy.
He confirms the statement that the mission
boy, John Henry, who acted as Interpreter,
died from the effect of 300 lashes. He did
not desert, as stated, but was left on the
road. The boy was afraid to come back be
cause lie had sold Barttelot's revolver
to procure food. The Major, recaptured
the boy, aud bail him publicly sentenced to
be shot, not intending to carry out the sen
tence. The whole dim) threatened to de
sert if the sentence WHSCirried out. Bart
telot then exclaimed: "By , I will
give him 300 lashes." Henry became in
sensible after receiving thirty lashes. Tne
scene was the most horrible he (Bonuey) ever
saw. Mortification set in and the tiesh of
the victim fell in pieces to the ground. His
body swelled to twice its ordinary size and
he died in twenty-four hours.
' MI'RDER OK A CHIEF.
Bonney tells of the unprovoked stabbing of
the chief Ungunga by Barttelot with a pen
knife. He declares that the best of feeling
prevailed in the village till the Major ar
rived, when be Immediately caused trouble
by extravagant demands and threats. Bonney
confirms several other statements, and tells
about the killing of Nauzibari by barttelot,
who, after beating the man frightfully with
a staff, smashed his skull with it
THE MUItDER OF BARTTELOT.
Bonney confirms Stanley's account of the
murder of Barttelot, except that B.irttelot
had not a cypress staff but a re
volver in his hand, and punched
and ki' '*.."d the woman. Bonney jastift
the sentence of death of the Sandanese
soldier Burgan Mohammed, but says Stanley
Is entirely correct in stating that Barttelot
projected an expedition of his own, by which
it »a- planned to reach Casati and not to go
to Unyoro. Bonuey threatened that he
would enlist the assistance of the Arabs to
frustrate this plan and therefore it was
FEELING AGAINST BARTTELOT.
He never thought Stanley was dead.
With regard to Stanley's charge against him
of a lack of interference, Bonney says lie is
glad Barttelot's blood is not on his head, as
it would have been hid he violently resisted
and tried to stop Barttelot's doings.
Had he done this — the whole
camp so execrated the Major —in a
moment, on the raising of Bonne*"*"* hand,
Barttelot would have bee i torn limb from
limb. Bonney admits that combined action
might have succeeded, but the rela'ions of
the officers were ton strained, and a single
written protest would have made the protester
a marked man, and It was no slight matter
to incur Baritelot's dislike. Bouncy declares
that lie has no doubt of the correctness of
Jamiesou's story. Jamieson showed him
a cannibalistic scene sketch and described
it In detail. Six sketches are now in the
possession of Jamieson's widow. Th»y
represent the tying up, killing and carving
of a girl, the distribution of flesh to the
natives scrambling for pieces, and cooking
and feasting. Bonney declares he told
Barttelot's brother the whole proceedings,
and that had he published a complete diary
they would have thrown much light on tho
affair. He says :
In conclusion, he can only believe that
Barttelot was insane. Heiwrote to this ef
fect in 1886 to Sir Walter Barttelot, relating
his reasons fur this belief, and he thought it
a pity that the de.id man's relatives failed to
take this charitable view.
THE JAiIIESON INCIDENT.
A communication appears in this morn
ing's Times, in which he gives the names of
persons who informed him of the Jameson
incident. He says Jamieson said if such
a charge were brought against him
ho would deny it. He also says a clergy
man in London had seen a negro's head
and neck which Jamieson had sent home to
be stuffed. Stanley adds that he could
not have believed the story himself
had not Jamieson appeared to glory
in the fact that he was the only white mail
who had seen cannabilism. The Times calls
upon the Barttelots and Mrs. Jamieson to
publish everything in their possession in
order that the whole dreadful business may
be cleared up.
THE EMIN RELIEF COMMITTEE.
The Emm Relief Committee publishes a de
nial of the statements that they desired to
■ quire Emm's ivory rather than to leseue
Emm's life. The committee say they only
stipulated if the ivory was found it should
b« used to defray their expenses, but that
none was received. The expedition cost
them £14,350. Stanley gave his services
gratuitously, besides throwing up en
gagements of the value ol over £10,000,
and further, generously placing at the dis
posal of the committee all sums which the
press might pay for his letters on the expe
dition, which sums amounted to £2000.
Stanley was personally responsible for the
selection of members of his staff and the
agreements made with them.
THE REAR GUARD DIRASTER.
The Tillies yesterday printed an In
terview with Herbert Ward, who de
clares he never saw Barttelot commit any
acts reflecting on his honor or that Stanl-y
himself had not committed, tic was shocked
that such personalities had been published
and sorry to think that Stanley, in defend
ing himself.should seek to enbroll him (Ward)
In a quarrel lacking every sentiment of chiv
alry tor the dead and consideration for the
living. Speaking from his own knowledge, he
declared that Barttelot never used excessive
cruelty. He says Stanley, in is opinion,
fails to attribute blame for the disaster to
the rear guard where it should be laid,
namely, upon Janssen, Administrator of the
Congo state, who neglected to send a steamer
up to the camp.
- Boston, Nov. ft— Lieutenant Troup again
- talked yesterday about Stanley's latest state
ments. He denies that there was, while he
was in the YamDuya camp, any log-book or.
other record of "cruelties" signed by him.
Stanley's insinuation that' he (Troup) was
Influenced by Barttelot's family not to dis
cdose affairs at Yambuya Is utterly false.
(Stanley has failed to make any new charges
and lias not brought any proof that lie
(Troup) acted contrary to written instruc
New York, Nov. 9.— At a dinner in honor
of Stanley, given by the Union League
to the Stanley .Club last night, the fol
lowing prominent persons woie present:,
Cbauncey Dcpew, Murat lialstead, Goneral
Greedy and Senator Hawley.
-."-• The Heat Qneition in G-rmasy.
..* Berlin, . Nov. 9,— The . meat question,
Which has reached a stage where it becomes
The Morning Call.
a public calamity and scandal, has at least
one good feature to recommend it.
It has taught the German people
to devise means for coping with
the difficulty by their own exertions. Breed
ing rabbits on the French system is being
universally adopted, and it is now proposed
to devote attention to sea fisheries, which
have been shamefully neglected.
PRONOUNCED A SUCCESS.
Satisfactory Results of Experiments With Dr.
Koch's Consumrt V) Rem-dv*.
Berlin, Nov. 9.— Professor Bergman in
oculated fifteen consumptive patients Thurs
day by Professor Koch's process, and on
the following day exhibited one of the pa
tients before a number of physicians in
order to show the change that had resulted
within twenty-four hours. The Borsen
Courier says it lias authority for the state
ment that Professor Koch's remedy has
proved to be successful. * .
The Swedish Government will send the
renowned medical authority. Dr. Tot
stenssen to Berlin next year to study
Professor Koch's method. After his re
turn the Government will build a free
hospital for consumptive patients at Jjeolido.
Other governments are expected to follow
suit. A big building in Spencerstrasse is
being got ready as a laboratory for the pre
paration of Professor Koch's lymph.
GERMANY AND ITALY.
Significance of Chancellor Caprivi'i Recent
Visit to Bom*.
I\ome, Nov. 9.— Prime Minister Crispi's
organ, the Riforma, says the visit of the Ger
man Chancellor to Italy is an event over
which the two nations should rejoice, as it
affords a fresh confirmation of the existence
of the friendly relations between the two
countries. It is a political event of the
first order, Indicating a change of system
and belief in high quarters in the existence
of other forces belter adapted to combat
socialism than the conservative parte,
which will be replaced by the middle class
of liberals. But tho turn of the con
servatives will come around again. The
July overthrow of monarchy hi France
proved that the middle class Is capable of
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BREACH OP FAITH.
A London Broker Expelled From the Stock
London, Nov. ft -A rare incident in the
history of the Stock Exchange occurred
during the past week. It was the action of
the Executive Committee in expelling from
the institution Tercival Preeston, a broker,
for breach of faith with a client. It seems
the client had ordered Preeston to sell a
large parcel of Mexican securities, but the
broker, disregarding the interests of his
client, first sold foi himself, thus spoiling
his client's market
A FIERY LETTER.
Caro-i Poy'e Pretest! Against Parnell'a
Duplin, Nov. 9— Cation Doyle has pub
lished a fiery letter exhorting Irishmen to
reject Pamel'i* suggested alternative, or any
other land iurcba.se scheme leaving out
one hill of tiie tenantry, as Parnell's
scheme does. He declares that the very
stones of Jlitchcllstown and Tipperary, red
with the blood of their murdered brothers,
would rise in mutiny at the thought of such
a re-establishing of hated landlordism. The
letter caused a great sensation.
A POPULAR DEMONSTRATION.
Enthusiastic Reception of Sa-rasta by the
Residents of Barcelona.
Barcelona, Nov. 9. — Ex-Premier Sa
gasta, who is making a political tour of the
country, receive! an ovation here to-day.
On his arrival he was carried from the rail
way station to a carriage on the shoulders of
the crowd. Tnen the horses were unhar
nessed and the carriage dragged iv triumph
through the streets.
DISSATISFIED WORKING. MEN.
An Eieht-Honr and Univ-trsi'-Suffraiye Move
' ment in B-k-inm
Brussels, Nov. .9.— Meetings were held
throughout Belgium to-day in favor of the
eight-hour working day aud universal suf
frage. Many speaker" advocated a Belgium
Republic. Money was collected in antici
pation of a general strike. Bills were
thrown over the barrack-walls in Brussels
enjoining the soldiers to co-operate with
Cheers for Yon Caprivi.
Milan. Nov. General Yon Caprivi
left lor Berlin this morning, after bidding a
cordial farewell to Prime Minister Crispi.
As the train moved off the Chancellor was
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Earthquake in Mexici.
City of Mexico, Nov. P.— A heavy shock
of an earthquake was felt at 1:1." o'clock
this morning in Guaynias, causing great
fright, but doing little damage.
Comte de Paris and Duke of Orleani.
London, Nov. The Comte da Paris
and Duke of Orleans, accompanied by their
suites, have arrived at London.
Balfour Snfferin? From a Cod
Dublin, Nov. 9.— Balfour Is confined to
his rooms in Dublin Castle with a severe
cold, the result of exposure on his tour.
Building Measures adopted by the London
Loxno.y, Nov. 9.— The London County
Council has resolved by a decisive majority
to enter upon the most important scheme
yet undertaken by any municipal authority
for housing the poor, They voted to*spend
£1,500,000 in buying some acres in Betlinal
Green and pulling down and rebuilding the
houses They had the lezal power to re
quire the landlords to put their premises in
a sanitary condition, and they might have
dealt with part of this large district them
selves, calling upon the landlords to deal
with the other part. Their decision prob
ably commits them to very large enterprises
in the future as well as now.
Lord Cburchi'l is going to Egypt next
week and will not be home for the autumn
session. The season being over, which was
a very successful one lor him, he finds noth
ing in England attractive enough to keep him
during the season's fog. His Health is very
Mr. Booth, sometimes called "Solvation
Booth," is winning some notable converts
to his vast social regeneration scheme.
Archdeacon Farrar has written a letter
abounding in adjectives ami emphasis and
hopes to be able to send him, early next
year $250. Cardinal Manning writes a let
ter in which he calls him "Hear General
Booth," and reminds him that he (Cardinal
Manning) had written a book, or perhaps a
pamphlet, entitled "A Pleading for the
Worthless," which would show his "Dear,
dear General Booth how completely
my heart is iv your work." More remark
able than the pecuniary support promised
by Archdeacon Farrar or the platouic ap
proval of Manning are the expressions
which Booth lias extracted from the Bishops
of the Church of England. The Bishop of
Exeter declares that he has read "In Dark
est England" with interest, and he. hopes
with profit. The Bishop of London, none
other than worldly wise Dr. Temple, has
been an earnest reader of the book. The
Bishop of Lincoln candidly says that the
object is one in which all agree, and there
upon preaches a short sermon with the
"Cross of Christ" for his text. Other Bish
ops take refuge in hopes aud pious wishes
that good may come.
Kinglake's illness is of a nature which
leaves little or no hope for his recovery. It
Is now mere than a year that lie has suffered
from cancer in the mouth, for which lie has
endured one operation. The malady re
turned, as usual, and the surgeons think it
useless to attempt further relief. His life Is
probably a question of weeks, if not of days.
Archdeacon Farrar delivered an earnest
address this morning at Westminster Abbey
in support of the scheme of General Booth
for the redemption of England's poverty
stricken masses. : The Abbey was crowded
to its utmost capacity, and thousands were
unable to gain admission. Twenty leading
clergymen of Great Britain have signed an
appeal to the people to raise £100,000, which
Booth thinks would be required to success
fully carry out the enterprise. : The Prince
of Wales has ; written Booth f heartily ap
proving of the scheme, which he , describes
as "an intelligent and promising effort to
aid the people, whose welfare is near my
SAN FRANCISCO. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER ; , 10. 1890-EIGHT PAGES-
A STRANGE ROMANCE
Brother and Sister Courted and
Escape of Seven Prisoners at Kansas
Tbe Chicago Anarchists Commemorate the
Third Anniversary of the Executions. .
Murder and Suicide. -
Special to The Mobnino Calx*
Kansas City, Nov. ft— A most remark
able romance came to light to-day. Twenty
five years ago two babes, brother and sis
ter, were abandoned in Castle Garden, New
York City, by their parents. They were
adopted by different people. The girl
lived with her fostermothcr, Mrs. Evans, in
Philadelphia. The boy was adopted
by a man named Barr and grew up,
and learned a trade and went to Philadel
phia. There he met Miss Evans, fell in love
with her, and in due course of time they
were married and came to Kansas City to
live. A couple of years ago Mrs. Evans died,
and soon after a relative In Canada died intes
tate, leaving a large fortune. Detectives In
searching for Mrs. Evans' adopted child,
discovered the story and told it to Mr. and
Mrs. Barr. Mo issue has resulted from tha
marriage. Legal proceedings will at once
be taken to annul it. The brother and sis
ter will then take possession of the fortune.
THE IRISH FAMINE.
The American Committee Does Not Want
Money at Present.
New York, Nov. The American Com
mittee for the relief of the famine-stricken
in Ireland has issued a public statement an
nouncing that it temporarily withdraws its
appeal to the American people. The state
ment says that while at the time the appeal
was issued there was no reason to believe
the distress would be relieved otherwise
than by American generosity, the British
Government has since been spurred to in
vestigate the matter and to under
take a system of public works In
the distressed districts which, by af
fording partial relief, will at least
postpone the famine. The committee lias
good reason to believe that this sudden ac
tivity on the part of the British Government
is largely due to the prompt sympathy and
support spontaneously offered from this
country, and accordingly congratulates the
American people on having secured for the
sufferers in Ireland a substantial hone of
relief without the expenditure of a dollar.
It has also been represented by the visiting
Irish delegates that it would produce an in
terfering element in Irish politics if aid In
any shape should be sent to Ireland by any
charitible agency before the present re
sources of the Imperiled peasants were ex
The situation of the political parties in
Ireland is peculiar, and the committee is
strenuously anxious to avoid creating new
complications by Interference of any sort.
These representations of the accredited en
voys of the Irish people are therefore en
titled to consideration, so long as there is no
immediate danger of actual suffering by
famine. When that point is reached, If it
does come, the committee will, with the full
approval of the Irish leaders, renew its ap
peal. The crisis will come about the close
of the year, and it will then be apparent
whether the pledges of the British Govern
ment are to lie kept and whether the relief
measures provided under its auspices will
Boston, Nov. 9.— The Irish leaders held a
reception this afternoon at the Boston
Theater, which was packed with people.
Speeches were made by all the delegates.
Another meeting was held to-night at the
Globe Theater. The receipts at the two
meetings aggregated £5000. in addition to
which the audience pledged about S3GOO.
They Commemorate the Third Anniversary of
Chicago, Nov*. 9.— Armfuls of flowers,
sympathetic speeches and a parade of two
thousand people marked the celebration to
day of the third anniversary ot the execu
tion of the Anarchists. Decorum character
ized all the exercises. The speeches, in com
parison with the old-time, fiery utterances,
were mild almost to lameness. The weather
was cod and cheerless. The procession
marched through several down-town streets
with banners furled nnd draped with crape.
When the special train readied the ceme
tery, the procession again formed and
marched past the graves, each so
ciety, as it went by, depositiug its
floral offering, until tho graves were
piled high with a mass of red nnd white
flowers in various designs. The crowd then
assembled hi front of tho small platform
and listened to speeches.
George Schmeidinger said that • the pur
pose of the assemblage was to commemo
rate the minder of their comrades by the
machinery of capital.
L. S. Oliver said the memory of the noble
dead will stir the laboring mm to do and
dare, and when that time comes let some
body beware. "Though scaffolds and gib
bets were built at every cross-read, let us
have courage. Comrades, onward."
11. E. Bartholomew in his address said
that the excitement over the assassination
of Lincoln was as nothing compared with
the influence of the hanging of the An
archists. Ho eulogized the dead as new
John Browns. Other speeches were made
iv German and English, aud the crowd qui
Chicago Parkers Deride to Establish New
and Improved Yards.
Chicago, Nov. 9.— The Chicago packers
of canned meats at -a meeting yesterday de
cided to advance prices a quarter of a cent a
pound localise of the Increased cost of tin
under the new tariff. They also considered
tho plan of moving the stock-yards and
various packing-house plants to a point
south of the city and nearer the lake.
After the meeting. Armour said the yards
will be removed. It was shown to be
feasible to establish new and greatly im
nroved yards and packing-houses, with
better facilities for handling stock and at
less cost. The present yards will be used
for other purposes.
FOR POISONING BIS WIFE.
A Chicago Street-Car Driver Arretted on a
Chicago, Nov. 9.— William Bennett, a
street-car drive.', was arrested to-night
charged with poisoning his wife. A year or
so ago Bennett married a well-to-do widow.
A short time ago she was 111 and called In a
physician. After taking the medicine
for some ' time it was discovered
that Instead of getting better she was grow
ing worse and an investigation by her
friends resulted in the discovery of tho fact
that Bennett had been systematically adul
terating her medicine with carbolic acid. She
will probably die. / . -
Ha Minns to Appropriate the Senator-hip
New Yoiik, Nov. 10.— As time goes on it
becomes more evident that Smith M. Wood's
pronunciamento that lie, and he alone, was
to be United States Senator in case the
Democrats carried the legislature was mode
without authority. The Tribune's corres
pondent telegraphs . that Governor Hill de
nies having made any pledges to Weed. It
is also pretty clearly . understood : among
politicians in that city that Bill means to
appropriate the Senatorship himself. : •■'■.-■
A BREAK * FOB LIBERTY.
Seven Prisoner j ■ Escape, Bat Five Are Be-
Kansas City, '■■ Nov. 1 9.— Seven desperate
negroes escaped from the County . Jail this
morning by knocking : down the jailer, who
let them out into the corridor to empty the
slops, and taking away his keys, lie was,
seriously injured, but will recover. ; Five of
the prisoners were I recaptured during the
day, only one, Peter Jackson, offering any
resistance. He bad the jailer's revolver
and tried to kill two of the policemen, but
was clubbed nearly to death. ■ Green Held,
a murderer, and Richard Pendleton, a high
wayman, are still at large.
BLOOD FOR BLOOD.
First Ex-cation in Colorado Under the New
'-• Law. •
Canton City (Colo.), Nov. Noverto
Griego was hanged in the State Penitentiary
at 6 o'clock last night for the murder of W.
C. Underwood, at Trinidad, last June
This execution was the first' to take
place under the law requiring the
death sentence to be. carried ■ out with
in the walls of the , prison, and pro
hibiting the press from publishing any ac
count of It. The State press, however, dis
regarded this clause in the law. The hang
ing was guarded so well by Warden hem
pine that it was after midnight before it be
came known outside the walls. "
CHICAGO GAS trust;
Order Disbarring the Association from Holding
Stock Id Any Other Company.
-;; Chicago, Nov. C— Judge McConnell v en
.Shred a sweeping order yesterday disbarring;
the Gas Trust from holding any stock, aveji
a minority, in another gas company or electric
light company. Tills is in accordance with
bis decision rendered some days ago. Coun
sel for the trust excepted to the entry of the
order, and the Supreme Court will Settle as
to the legality of McConnell's judgment ol
A CABINET HUMOR,
Report That Secretary Tracy Will Be Tendered
a Supreme Court Appointment. ] -
Cn attanooga (Term.), Nov. 9.—- The ,
Times will publish . to-morrow morning a'
statement that Hon. 11. Clay Evans, the
present Congressmen from this district, who
was defeated by the Democratic nominee
last Tuesday, will be a member ot President
Harrison's Cabinet, succeeding Secretary
Tracy, who will be tendered a seat on the
Supreme Bench. .
The Only Repub'icen Coneressxnin in South
Carolina to Be Counted Out
Columbia (S. C), Nov. 9.— Thomas E.
Miller, the only Republican in this State
elected to Congress is to be counted out in
the Seventh District because his ballots
were smaller than those provided by law.
A Draw Fight.
Memphis, Nov. 9. — A fight between
"Reddy" Brennan of Streator, 111.,; and
Tommy Danforth of New Orleans was de
clared a draw at the end ol the eighth round
on account of darkness.
The first round of the fight was very tame.
In the second Brennan knocked Danforth
over the ropes, but the latter quickly re
gained his feet and drew the first blood
from over Breunnn's left eye. After: this
there was considerable iu-fiehting and some
good exchanges, but no serious work. In
the latter part Jot the seventh Prenoan
knocked. Danforth down, and when he
arose grasped him about the neck and was
beginning to pummel him when the rci '.tee
Final Disposal of Young Line-la's Remains.
Springfield (Ills.). Nov. ft— Robert T.
Lincoln, Minister to England, arrived yes
terday with the body of his son, who died
abroad. He was met at the station by mem
bers of the Lincoln Monument Association,
who escorted Lincoln and the remains of his
son to Oik Bidge, where the body was de
posited in a monument erected to the mem
ory of the boy's illustrious grandfather.
The interment was without ceremony. • :
New York. Nov. 9.— The Mail and" Ex
press' St. Petersburg correspondence says:
According to news from Vladivostok, that
maritime province this year lias sup* I . "da
large quantity of furs. As many as 4500
sables, 700 foxes and 900 bears have been
killed, and the furs, which were sold on the
spot, brought from 10 to 12 rubles per
sable, and an average of 20 rubles each for
fox and bear furs.
Thi Insurance Swindle.
New York, Nov. 10.— The World says
that the alleged letter of Edgar to V. H.
Sumner has had the effect to satisfy the
authorities that an Insurance swindle was at
the back of the whole* mystery. The au
thorities agree that Sumner holds the key
to the mystery, and that he has strong
reasons for not giving it up.
New York, Nov. 10.— Berserker's Upson
Elizabeth races are as follows: First race,
Forerunner or Guildcro; second, Senorlta
or Kiley: third. Sir John or Prince James;
fourth, Bush Bolt or I'isa filly; fifth, Edn T
or St. Patrick; sixth, Cracksman or King
stock; seventh, Kerapland or Jackrose.
To Grciee the Washington Monument
NORWICH (Conn.), Nov. 9.— Charles Tay
lor, known as Steeple Charley, has been
hired to oil the Washington Monument.
The outside shaft lias became dry and
gritty on account of the weather. To grease
it all over will take about six weeks. Ho
will be paid SoWiO.
Pacific Coast Defense.
New York, Nov. 9.— Commenting on
General Miles report, the Sun says: With a
gun factory at Bonecia and a navy- yard on
Puget Sound, the Pacific Coast could begin
to supply it- own defenses just as it is now
supplying new war-ships of the best sort for
the Pacific and Asiatic, stations.
A Scow Wrecked.
Milwaukee, Nov. 9.— The scow Becker
was wrecked off Ahnapee this morning, and
the cook, Bernard, was lost. The" other
members of the crew remained in the rig
ging five hours, and are in a serious con
dition as the result of exposure.
Chief Wheatcn Acquitted.
Ei.mira (N. V.). Nov. 9.-C. S. Wheaton,
ex-Grand Chief of tho order of Railway
Conductors, was tried here yesterday on a
charge preferred by Grand Secretary Dan
iels nnd acquitted. Daniels failing to sub
stantiate the charges.
A Beautiful Young Woman Murdered.
«. Fort Wayne (lnd.), Nov. 9.— Miss Ida
Snyder, a beautiful young woman, was shot
and killed to-day by Bert Short, her lover,
who was insanely jealous because attentions
were paid her by other young men. Short
Sprinting Record Broken.
New Youk, Nov. 9.— Wendel Baker, ft
crack sprinter ;of the Berkeley Athletic
Club, broke the record for 200 yards
yesterday, doing it in 20 seconds, one-fifth
of a second better than the best previous
Railroad Men Strike.
Greenock (Mass.), Nov. 9.— a meeting
of railway men held here to-day it -was de
cided to go out on strike, on account of the
companies refusing to either lessen the hours
or submit the men's demands to arbitration.
. -^ _ .
The Irish De'erntei.
Boston-, Nov. 9.— O'Brien, Dillon and
other Irish delegates arrived here last even
ing. They were greeted at tho depot by a
tremendous throng, and afterward held a
reception at the Parker House.
Sinner to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley.
. New York, Nov. 9.— An elaborate dinner
was given to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and
their party at the Plaza Hotel, by Colonel
and Mrs. Finley Anderson. The room was
elaborately decorated for the occasion.
Mr. Quiy's Resignation.
Washington, Nov. : 9.— lt is understood
that a meeting \of tho Republican National
Committee will bo called within the next
two or three weeks to consider tbe impend-'
ing resignation ol Chairman Quay.
C troll-, Slayer Justine!.
, A Alontgomeiiy, \ (Ala.), Nov. 9.— Chief of
Police J Gerald, who ': killed ~; Cuttrcll, the
notorious ! ex-Mayor I of 'Cedar .Keys, Fla.,
has been acquitted -on the ground of justi
A World's Fair Apt-ointment.
Chicago, Nov. 9.— Daniel H. < Buruham,
a well-known architect, was yesterday ap
pointed by the World's Fair Directory Chief
of Construction with a salary of $12,000 per
CEREALS AND FRUIT.
Work of the Department of
Secretary Rusk Reviews : the Experiences
of the Past Year. .
How Tariff and Sliver Legislation Benefits
. tbe Farmer — Efforts to Stamp Oat
Diseases on Vine and Tree.
Special to Thk Morning CAI.U
.. Washington, Nov. The Secretary of
Agriculture has presented his annual re
port to the President By comparing the
prices at Chicago for October 16th of 1890
and of 1889, lie shows a marked increase in
the values of agricultural products, es
pecially cereals. A tabular statement of
the agricultural exports of ' the last fiscal
year, including live animals, barley, hay,
potatoes, hops, cheese, eggs, flax, wool,
tobacco, wines, etc., old and new tariff rates
being given for each, indicates a material
Increase in import duties on these articles,
and shows each to have been imported in
considerable quantities. ■
: effect of LEGISLATION.
, The Secretary says that, without ignoring
the effects of natural causes' in enhancing
values, it is evident the economic legislation
of the last session of Congress has directly
benefited the farmers. The improved value
of cereals has,' lie believes, been largely due
to the silver legislation, which, moreover,
has lessened the influence of Russia aud
India, our wheat competitors in the British
. CATTLE AND PORK EXPORTS.
Our increased export trade in cattle and
animal products is another cause of con
gratulation, which he traces to the energetic
and effective measures adopted for tha eradi
cation of pleuro-pneumonla and to the grow
ing appreciation at home and abroad of the
department's ability to supnress or effectu
ally control contagious annual diseases. He
declares that not a single case of contagious
pleuro-pneumonia has been alleged to exist
among American cattle shipped to British
ports since March last' Similar energy has
been directed to our pork interests. The
Secretary stro igly recommends an inspec
tion law, more comprehensive than the
present one, for all animals slaughtered for
the interstate or foreign trade. "
THE SUGAR BEET.
The outlook for the home sugar industry
is considered favorable. An analysis by
the department chemist of beets grown in
various States from seed distributed last
spring indicate a high per cent of sugar, and
affords' what is regarded as a conclusive
proof that large sections of the country are
adapted to the successful culture of the
sugar beet The practical results obtained
In Nebraska an 1 Kansas, he says, demon
strata the feasibility of homo-grown sugar
-In the Bureau of Animal . Industry, ar
rangements have been perfected for a dairy
division, the establishment of which was
delayed somewhat by the lack of necessary
legislation, Co-operation, with experiment
stations, has been undertaken on important
lines, including experiments with grasses in
arid regions and the trial of new economic
plants, and a collection of agricultural
statistics of roports on growing crops and of
the probable supply of staple products In the
markets of the world.
The production of raw silk as an In
digenous industry, is referred to In not very
encouraging terms, though Its importance is
emphasized by reference to imports of raw
silks, which have largely increased during
the year, and aro valued this year at up
ward of 824,000,000, but the necessity for
favorable legislation as well as lor improve
ments in machinery is insisted upon. En
couraging words are spoken with reference
to flax culture. Secretary Rusk believing
the recent changes in the tariff on linons,
will servo to encourage manufacturers to
provide a market for home-grown flax.
Irrigation and an artesian supply of fl'atcr
are made subjects of special refereuoe.
THE WEATHER 11UREAU.
Reference is made to the forthcoming
transfer of the weather bureau to the De
partment of Agriculture, with a declaration
of the Secretary's desire to widen the pres
ent scope of the bureau so as tv increase its
benefits to agriculture. He also insists
strongly upon the necessity for more, fre
quent representations of the department at
meetings of agricultural and kindred so
The possibility of serving corn-growers
throughout the country by extending the
market lor Indian corn in foreign countries
has engaged the Secretary's attention with
the result that he has appointed a special
agent abroad, having special qualifications
for this duty, to investigate and report upon
the possibilities of promoting the consump
tion of Indian corn in European countries.
In concluding his report he says: "A
careful review of the past year and a gen
eral survey of the agricultural field to-day,
betoken a marked improvement in the con
dition of our agriculturists, and promises
well for their future well being." He ends
by declaring that he looks forward with
confidence "to the time when in thohigh
quality of its work, as well as in the magni
tude of its enterprise, the agriculture of the
United States shall not only lead all other
Industries in this . country, but shall be
leader in this great industry of all other
Concerning silk he says: "I stated in my
last report that in regard to silk culture
the real question to be determined as to the
possibility of establishing tills industry in
tho United States is that which concerns
the reeling of silk and the conversion of co
coons into marketable thread. While I
have looked for, assistance iv the solution
ot this problem and the improvement of
machinery for reeling silk, 1 have neverthe
less become quite convinced that, even
with such machinery perfected, it would be
neces-ary for manufacturers to have some
encouragement, either in the shape of duty
on im i or ted raw silk or a bounty for suet) .
as might be produced in the United States.
"The Importance of this subject and the
desirability of establishing such an industry
are beyond dispute, and as though to
strengthen the claim on behalf of home
grown silk we find as great an Increase as
nearly -.*> per cent on the imports -of manu
factured silk during the - past fiscal year
over the preceding one, tho Imports of this
product lor the fiscal year ending June 30,
1889, being in value $19,333,229,' and for the
fiscal year ended June 30, 1890, 124,331,887.
Under these circumstances I confess that it
would be a source of great regret to me to
see the abondm-nicnt of all efforts locking
to the establishment of silk raising in the
United States, but I 'cannot but reiterate
my conviction that to all the improvement
In mechanical devices which American in
genuity can bring about must bo added the
benefit of legislative encouragement. Should :
some bill embodying this idea become a law.
during tho coming winter, it will afford mo
great pleasure to bo the instrument for exe
cuting it and creating for this industry a
blighter outlook than at present exists.
"The division of vegetable pathology was
the first agency in this country to I introduce
the use of fungicides for grape diseases, and
it is estimated as a result of its work that
nearly five thousand grape-growers in all
parts of the country treated their vineyards
for milldew and black rot in : 1890, and the
amount of fruit saved in this way will vary
from 50 to 90 per cent of the crop. ■ Labora
tory | work has been pushed : forward with '
i vigor, the principal subjects under Investi
gation being pencil yellows, California grape
disease, pear blight, cottou disease, bacterial
disease of oats and so-called "rots" of sweet
potatoes. The laboratory investigations of
the " California | grape disease have been '
mainly in tbe line of bncterilogical study of
diseased parts of the vine supplemented by
inoculation experiments, with . a view to de
termining minions and non-conta-ni
nous nature of the malady. Numerous lacta
bearing on this subject have beeu accuuiu
lated, and these will ' be shortly embodied,
together with the result of field observa
tions and experiments, In a report soon to
"In May of this year a special agent en
gaged in this work and was granted leave of
absence without pay for six months in order
that he might visit France, Spain, Italy and
Northern Africa In search of information
that will aid him in his work. For many
years the vineyards of these countries have
been ravaged by diseases, which, according
to published accounts, is very similar to the
one ■in California. It was claimed that
within the past two years the disease had
almost entirely disappeared from certain
portions of Italy, and it was principally to
get some definite information in regard to
that matter that the agent desired to person
ally inspect European vineyards. It is honed
that his investigations will -enable him to
throw some light on the best means of com
bating the California trouble, which has al
ready devastated thousands of flourishing
vineyards, causing losses almost beyond
calculation. . - , - -
"The peach-yellow's work is being prose
cuted with vigor along prictfcally the same
line followed the last year. Some important
results bearing on the treatment of this dis
ease has been obtained, but as yet I 'icy are
not sufficiently conclusive to warrant their
publication. Experiments have been made
with the use of hydrocyanic acid gas under
tents, as a remedy for the red scale. In the
last report a statement was made that the
cost of this remedy had been greatly reduced
by experiments made by one of the Califor
nia agents, and further experiments have
developed the means by which the process
may be easily rendered more efficacious and
the expense still furtherreduced...
- "The question of the damage to the grape
by phylloxera in California has been taken
up and certain vine-growing regions of the
State have been visited by an agent, who is
making tests and observations.
FLORIDA SCALE INSECTS.
"The division has been appealed to In ref
erence to possible danger by the importation
of the destructive Florida scale insects into
California, a matter which has attracted a
good deal of attention the past season in the
latter State. It seems that frequent acci
dental importations of these scales, \ es
pecially of the purple scale, long scale and
chaff scale, have been made, but in no case
have the insects been destructive. It is,
therefore, argued by many that the climate
of the Pacific Coast is not favorable to their
Increase, while others hold opposite views,
and are much alarmed. The Department
Etymologist is of the opluioiCthat while
there are some grounds for the former be
lief we cannot exercise too much care in
preventing the carrying of these destructive
scale insects from one section of the world
to another. _ . * ■
. "I have, therefore, been particularly
careful to have plants received from foreign
countries and to bo shipped to different
States carefully disinfected before such
shipment, as I am very anxious that the
department, shall not be the means of
further dissimenating obnoxious species. I
earnestly recommend that similar precau
tions be taken by all nurserymen and hor
ticulturists in shipping plants to other
States. In view of the success that has at
tended Ah importation of the Australia*
lady bug to prey upon the fluted scale in Cali
fornia, public attention has been specially
drawn to this manner of destroying injuri
ous insects through the instrumentality of
their natural enemies, but success in any
instance is not likely to follow without the
most complete, thorough and intelligent
direction. Oar entomologists, fully realizing
the importance of this question, have made
various efforts onriiig the year, so far as
they can be made with the assistance of
foreign correspondents equally interested in
the subject, to import desired species and to
reciprocating by sending others abroad."
THE MILITARY ACADEMY.
Superintendent Wilson'! Report on the Con
dition of West Point.
Washington. Nov. 9.— Colonel Wilson,
Superintendent of the West Point Military
Academy, in his annual report, says: There
were 294 cadets at the academy on Septem
ber I,* .1889. Since . that date there
has been a loss of eight by resignation,
22 -by discharge, two by death and
'54 - by ' crndoatlon. "* There - nave "been - 81
new cadets admitted since, making a total of
289, four of whom were admitted September
1, 1890. Colonel ' Wilson makes a point of
the disadvantage under which candidates
who enter in September are placed from lack
of drill and instruction which their more
fortunate classmates have acquired during
the summer encampments. lie earnestly
urges, except under extraordinary circum
stances, that no further September appoint
ments be made, and that Juno candidates
be notified a sufficient time In advance of
reporting to permit him to prepare for ex
The condition of the corps of cadets as
regards drill, discipline and instruction has
During the yenr the health of the com
mand was less favorable than usual, and
upon examination it was found necessary to
recommend extensive improvements in the
sewerage and plumbing.
In view of the limited period allowed for
field artillery drill it is urgently recommend
ed that another battery of new 3.2-inch field
guns be supplied to the academy.
The sea-coast and siege batteries
are also reported to be in
bad condition, as three guns had burst dur
ing the year, fortunately, without serious
results. Those supplied in their place are
old guns, which were used during tin-
War of the Rebellion, and the Superin
tendent says it would be criminal on his
part to endanger the lives of the cadets by
practicing with these obsolete pieces. lie
recommended that, in their stead, new 5-inch
breech-loading steel guns be furnished." He
says, also, that battery instruction should
be placed upon an Independent footing, and
that fitly horses and thirty artillerymen
should bo furnished.
THE ENGINEER CORPS.
A Board Appointed for the Examination or
Officers for Promotion. ..."
Washington, Nov. 9.— Under the pro
visions of General Order 128, October 29, 1890
a board of officers— to consist of Colonel
George H. Mendel). Corps of Engineers;
Coknel Basil Norris, Surgeon; Lieutenant-
Colonel William 11. H. Benyaur, Corps of
Engineers; Major George M. . Sternberg,
Surgeon, and -Major Ilium H. Heur,
Corps of Engineers— is, by direction of tho
Secretary of War,' appointed to meet at the
call of the senior member thereof in San
Francisco, California, to examine such offi
cers of the Corps nt Engineers as may be
ordered before it, with a view to determin
ing their fitness for promotion, as contem
plated by an act of Congress approved Octo
ber 1, 1890. The junior member will act as
Recorder.- By direction of the Secretary of
War, Second Lieutenant James J. Sleyler,
Corps of Engineers, will report in person to
Colonel George H. Mendell, Corps of En
gineers, President of the Engineer Examin
ing Board In San Francisco, at such time as
he may designate for examination for pro
motion, and at the conclusion of his examina
tion will return to his proper station.
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POLITIC A THICKER
Deception Said to Have Been Resorted to in
Washington, Nov. 9. — Dr. R. H.
Graham has just returned from Ohio. .He
says that the campaign in McKiuley's dis
trict was the most exciting one he has ever
witnessed in the State. : All sorts of tricks
were resorted to, mid money flowed as
freely as water. The Democrats were out
early and got in some effective work before
the Republicans learned of their operations,
and It ' was then too late to -do enough ef
fective hedging. - The Democrats sent out a
number of young men with wagon loads of
tinware \ from farmhouse to farmhouse, and
asked exactly twice the value of buckets,
pans and kettles. . "Housewives," said the
Doctor, "lifted their hands in holy horror
and wanted to know why a 23-ceut bucket
had doubled its price in sue.i a short time.
The ■■ McKinley bill did it, was the I cry in
every instance, and :it • is, of course, not
necessary to say what the women thought
of both Major McKinley and his bill."
The Alaskan Census.
Washington, Nov. 9.— The bulletin from
the census office upon the census of Alaska
is composed of >an introductory statement
from | Superintendent Porter and a letter
from Special Agent Peiroff describing his
experience in organizing a force of enumer
ators and collecting statistics.'- He began his
work on February 10th last, when he divided
the Territory into eight divisions and organ
ized a force of assistant special agents for field
work from residents familiar with the lan
guage and country. Enumeration is nearly
completed, but the returns have been re
ceived only in part, and some cannot be had
until next spring. ,-: Mr. Petroff's journey in :
. Alaska foots up about 12,000 miles and the
distances .there traveled by. bis assistants
probably foot up more. The superficial area
of the Territory is estimated at 570,000 square
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FIRE BUGS CAUGHT.
A Bold Conspiracy Unearthed
at San Jose.
Ex-Governor Booth's Claim to Valuable
The . Chinese Murder at Victoria— Transfer
of Extensive Stock Ranches to a
Special to Tub MosNiys CUcr..
Saw Josk, Nov. 9.— A bold conspiracy to
burn a building for the insurance was un
earthed by officers heie yesterday and J. H.
Aiken, Nat Goodwin and Charles E. Bran
son are now under arrest. Aiken Is a sa
loon-keeper, with a stock worth £300, which
is Insured for $1800. He made an agree
ment with Branson, his bar-keeper, to burn
tho saloon tor $200. Branson info lined the
insurance agents, Roberts, Austin & Darby,
and an officer was given the knowledge.
On the advice of the District At
torney it was concluded to let the
fire be set and have a man present to
smother it out. The man did not show up,
and the building burned about half down.
It was the property of James Phelan. The
loss is $500 on the insurance companies.
The agreement between Aiken aud Branson
was overheard by two concealed witnesses,
and it is probable that Aiken will go across
the bay. The other losses were the Y. M.
C. A., $200,' covered by insurance; Fletch
er's auction-house, 8300, covered, and R. H.
Hines' grocery, $100, all covered by Insur
Ex-Gcvemor Booth'- CI m to Valuable Mm
CAESOX, Nov. 9.— On Saturday, L. T.
Hatfield of Sacramento, the attorney for
Newton Booth, ex-Governor of California,
and his associates, instituted an action in
the United States Circuit Court of this dis
trict against Alfred Welsh and others, ask
ing fur a partition of the Illinois, Sand
Mound, Nevada, White Pine and Bluruing
ton mines, in the Lodi mining district, Nye
County. D. A. Bender of this city was ap
pointed receiver to take possession at onco.
These mines are very valuable, and have
been good producers, and have been noted
throughout Central Nevada for the past
three years. Bender will . continue the
work, employing the same or an equally
force as formerly.
Trensfer o' Extensive Ca: tl'-B-sach Property.
Victoria (B. C.), Nov. 9.— The transfer
of the extensive ranches of Van Volktnburg
Brothers, situated in Nicola and Chilcoten
districts, and of their wholesale and ret til
stores in Victoria, Vancouver and New
Westminster, was consummated yesterday,
the British Columbia Cattle Companybeiug
the purchaser. The • transfer is £f\ im
portant one, and the new company will
greatly increase the number of stock on the
ranches and introduce sheep-raising while
the sale of meat will be continued as here
tofore. . The company is composed of men
of wealth and experience and under their
direction it is expected r that the business
(mfll -p by Van Voikcnburg Brothers will
be largely increased. R. L. Cawston, one
of the members of the corporation will be
The Chinese Murder in Victoria.
VicroniAlß. C), Nov. The following
particulars have been learned concerning
yesterday's Chinese murder: The murder
er's name is Fong Ling Ding, and that of
the murdered man is Fong Ah Tang. The
latter was a recent arrival from China and
both were members of the same society.
The prisoner says the murder resulted from
a quarrel about money matters.
Statement of the Different Clearing Houses
for the Week
Boston, Nov. 9. — The clenrins-hoiise
statement for the past week is as follows:
New York $743,832,000, an increase over
the same time last year of 6 per cent; Bos
ton $125,767,005, increase 24.3; Chicago $92,
--428,000. increase 31.1; Philadelphia $77,
--822,000, decrease 2.4 ; St. Louis $23,971,000.
increase 10.9; Pittsburg $15,554,000, increase
12.T; San Francisco $17,3?2,000. decrease
2.6; Baltimore $14,152,000, increase
10.5; Cincinnati $14,059,000, Increase
20.9; New Orleans $13,660,000, increase
3.0; Kansas City $10,415,000, increase 126;
Milwaukee $8,222,000, increase 44.2; Gal
vtston $8^392,000. increase 399; Minneapolis
$9,230,000, increase 22.5; Omaha $5,056,000,
increase 21.9; Denver $5,019,000, increase
13.4; St. Paul $5,214,000, decrease 11.7; Port
land $2,508,000, increase 17.8; Tacnma
$1,359,000, increase 70.4; Seattle $1,375,000,
decrease 51.5; Los Angeles $771,000, in
crease 1.1; Salt Lake $1,591,000, no compari
son. Total exchanges all leading cities
United States mid Canada $1,284,502,874,
Increase 17.9 percent
the Wal'-Street Vrgnnte accused of Trying
to Ruin Jrhn Wanamaker.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9.— The Philadel
phia Inquirer, in its financial, article yester
day, referring to the depression in the stock
market, says : "The third cause of the de
pression is the attempt of Jay Gould to
bring disaster upon John Wanamaker, the
Postmaster-General, for his urging the bill
for the establishment of a postal telegraph
service, which will, of course, compete with
the Western Union Telegraph Company. Mr.
Wanamaker is v member. of the Beading
Syndicate and Is reported to hold 50,000
shares of stock. Gould has succeeded in
ruining almost every man who has crossed
his path and the evidences are multiplying
that lie is trying to rut tiie screws upon the
Philadelphia merchant. Such attempts are
simply Infamous and fortunately in this
case the effort « ill be defeated, but in order
that the spite of a mud be gratified the
whole commercial community must suffer."
Paris, Nov. 9.— The strikes at St. Etienne
are over, the employers having conceded the
demands of the men.
Washington, Nov. 9.— California pen
sions: Charles. O'Neill, San Francisco;
Adeltert Payne, Redlands; Theophile Bro
dow.-iki, San Francisco.
New Yokk, Nov. The weekly bank
statement shows: Reserve increase, $3,246,
--000. The banks now hold 82,541,000 less
than the requirements. •
"■'■ Lisbon. Nov. 9.— The Dla announces that
Lord Salisbury has accepted Portugal's pro
posed modus vivendi regarding English and
Portuguese possessions in Africa. , ;
■ London, Nov. 9.— The condition of - Dr.
Bright, Master of University College, Ox
ford, who was shot by Kate Rtordau Thurs
day, is improving. '1 lie woman was ar
raigned before the Mayor of . Oxford this
morning and remanded to prison. •
5 City of Mexico, Nov. 9.— his last
message i to <■ Congress President . Diaz an
nounces that a 80,000,000 loan has been ne
gotiated. It was not proposed to create a
new debt, but it was simply to meet another
mode of payment of present indebtedness to
the railroads. ..■••-.-■-
St. Petersburg, Nov. 9.— The Ministry
of the Interior has shipped - a magnificent
jasper vase and mar pedestal through
the United '-: States Consular- Agency at
Cronsiadt as a present -to Professor oimon
Newcomb, at Washington, from, the Pol
Murder and Suicide.
Corsica:* a (Tex.), Nov. 9.— William G.
Vnllie, a ' railroad - conductor, ' last night
killed his wife and then suicided. The cause
of the tragedy is uukoown.'^BgN9HS9sßS|
A D. relict Steamer.'
New Orleans, Nov. ; 9.— The steamship
Gussie, Captain - Brown, of >' the i Morgan
i Line, between Bluefields, Nicaragua, and
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
New Orleans, is overdue, ami fears" are « -
tertained for her safety. She left Biu-
fields October 30th witU a cargo of fruit
consigned to the Southern Pacific Corapanv.
There were half a dozen passengers besides
the crew, probably of twenty persons. She
Is an old side-wheel steamer.
DUCHESS OF MARL-BOROUGH
D.fficulties Encountered in an Attempt to
Bikmixoham, Nov. 9.— lt Is no secret that
the Ductless of Marlborough has tried In
every possible way to raise money, and it is
well known here that the American trus
tees of the Hamersley estate have done
their best to frustrate her benevolent inten
tions. At the money-lenders In London
willing to take her reversionary interests as
security, special stress has been laid on the
security of a particular lot of 1 mds about
which there appears tube complications of
title. ■ - ■
THOSE IDAHO OPALS.
Young -William Leaaure'a Find That El*
I'sili.r !>.-,,,., .1
A year ago William Lessure dug a well
near his house. The volcanic rock that
underlies the alluvial | deposit, in . all this
Palouse country - was thrown in pieces be
side the well. Mr. Leisure's only son, 13
years old, began finding beautiful stones in
the vol- .nib formation. His father said it
was glatsi, but the boy persisted. "I know
they are worth a ' good deal, because they
are so pretty," the boy would say.
' For a year be has been hunting for the
pretty stones. His father scolded him and
told him to go to work at something useful;
but the boy bung around tha well. He went
down into it and threw un loose volcanic
rock, aud these he broke to pieces looking
for the pretty stones. The father began to
despair of ever making a useful man out ot
Last Saturday Mr. Allen, a Jeweler, was
out hunting. He stopped at the Lessure
well for a drink. As he raised the cup to
his lips he saw something sparkle In tbe
rock before him. His experienced eye told
him that be had found a beautiful opal.
Mr. Allen glanced around him. and it was
not long before he was staking a mineral
claim ou William Lessure's ranch 600 feet
wide and 1500 long, with all the etceteras
of corner stakes, and the notice that he had
located a mineral claim there. Mr. Lessure
was astonished to see his valuable . land
taken without so much as by your leave. He
was simply paralyzed when Sunday came,
and with it hundreds of Moscow people.
Lawyers, doctors, real estate men and
nearly everybody else went on William Les
sure's ranch and began staking minerel
claims. Mr. Lessure was not In it. -He was
told that he would be given bonds to in
demnify him for the loss of his land, and ho
acquiesced for the time. Nut less ■ than 000
acres in all were staked that day. Some of
it is school laud and some belongs to neigh
The formation where the opals are found
is a volcanic one. At Lessure's well there
is about seven feet of earth. Then comes a
soft volcanic rock, which la easily removed.
It is porous, with air spaces running through
it. The white opal is found through this
formation. Next beneath is a haul volcanic
rock, very difficult to work. The beautiful
specimens so freely exhibited here are found
in this rock. It is not known how far down
The excitement over the discovery at
Lessure's has caused a revival of the talk
about the earth formation through the Pa
louse country. Below the surface here at
Moscow there is ample evidence that a well
defined surface forty feet below the exist
ing surface once bore a luxuriant vegeta
tion. Not a well is dug in Moscow, but
old logs in various stage* of decomposi
tion are found and bavo to be
removed. Once, in a well .'forty feet
in the lava formation, a peach-pit was
found. > Wise people say that the great
tragedy of Pompeii and Ilerculaneum had
been preceded by one infinitely more terrible
In the Palouse country, and lava and ashes
from. great volcanoes, now long since ef
faced, had been poured out on the plain. At
some stage of the game nature went into
the opal business and scattered her product
in the lava. But all this is for wise people to
decide.— ldaho Statesman.
THE EVIL ONE TO BLAME.
Poetic Notice of a Servian Landlord of
Hi* if-'. Death.
The proprietor of a hotel at Nisch, in
Scrvln, gives notice of the death of his wifo
In all the Servian papers in the following
manner: "With a heart full of sadness I
hereby give notice of the death of my be
loved wife, Sophia, who died by her own
baud, aged 32, last Sunday. For nine years
we lived happily together, and to me in her
youth and beauty she was ever as a flower
laden with the dew of early morning, an or
nament to my home and* the pride of my
" Last winter the evil one sent a wicked
Major to my house, who prosecuted my poor
wile until he succeeded in seducing her in
nocent heart. When I found them out my
beloved Sophia was so filled with shame at
her sin that she fired a revolver at herself,
thus redeeming her good name, but leaving
me. an unhappy man for the rest of my life."
After this poetical communication the be
reaved husband declares that whenever ha
succeeds in finding "Sophia's Major lis will
certainly give him up to the police.— Loudon
YOD.NG BU KULAKS.
Captured Near an" Important Jewelry
I- 1 , 1, ishinent.
A couple of young men were discovered
standing in front of the jewelry establish
ment of Shreve & Co., last night by Special
Officer Thomas Field. Their actions were
suspicious and he signaled to Officer Briggs
for assistance. When the two officers made
a descent upon them it was found that there
were three in the crowd. They fled but were
soon overhauled and two of them captured.
On being searched, burglars' tools were
found on them. Fields believes that thry
are the same parlies who robbed Mike
Steiner's saloon on the corner of Bush and
Trinity streets yesterday morning, and they
were accordingly booked for burglary. They
gave the names of William Ward and Joseph
McDonald. Neither of them is over 17
years of age.
Lee v.' nil Carried a I'latol.
Lee -Wan, a Chinaman, employed as a
cook at the Spring Valley Water Works
reservoir, had some trouble on Stan an
street, near the park, yesterday afternoon
with three boys. After calling him a variety
of names they .threw stones at him. To
scare them off he drew a pistol and pointed
it at them. Officer Woods arrested him and
charged him at the new City Hall Station
with carrying a concealed weapon.
Fire in the Baldwin Hotel.
. The alarm from Box 47 yesterday morn
ing ,at 3:54 o'clock was for a fire in the
cbeniical-ioom of the Baldwin Hotel. It is
located at the foot of the elevator-shaft, and
as the smoke arose it created much alarm in
the house. The flames were extinguished
in a few moments, however, after damage
to tbe extent of $100 bad been done.
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