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JAMES A. iiAUWICK,
Senreant, .Signal Ccr^3, 17. a A.
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Wasiii.noiok, February 22d. — Indications for
Southern California : Fair weather. For middle and
north Pacific coasS ngioa: P^rt'y cloudy weather,'
with local ra us. . ,
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
In New York Government bonds are quoted at
117J (or is of 1907 ; 114£ for4Js; 1002 for 3J«; Iter
liag, H 8504 90 ; silver bars, 114.
s-.;rin Lotion, 62J ; consols, 100 1-K1; 6 per
cent. United State* bonds, extended, IC3J ; 4s, 1 laj ;
In Sin Francisco half dollars arc quoted at ) dis
count to par ; Mexican dollars, 891 c.
Ihe Suck Boards were not in session at San
Francisco yesterday. They will start in again at
9:30 a. H. M-day.
An offer of land] for Jewish refugees is made from
It If probable that the steamer London, from Lon
don for New York, has been wrecked.
A horrible talc of suffering by a shipwrecked crew
conies from Uuaytsa-:, if ex.
An account of the deplorable state of affairs in the
Mississippi valley is given this morning in a dis
patch from Memphis.
A general rainstorm on this coast is predicted- by
the Signal .rvice officers.
Flour is now taken ham S in Francisco to Calves
ton, Tex. , by the Southern Pacific for 00 cents per
Ex-Confederate ssldi.ri yesterday presented Mrs.
GarSeld with rympithetic and eulogistic resolutions
on the death of the late President.
So official notice v to be sent to St. Petersburg by
Bismarck of Skubeloff's speech.
Active measures are taking in all directions for
the relief of the I'.u&so-Jc.v refugees.
Bradlaugh was expelled from the British House of
Commons vestordij by a vote of 291 to S3.
Three women an two men were drowned at Padu'
can, Ky., yesterday.
The hlackfect Indians arc committing murderous
outrages is the North west Territory.
Senator Edmunds is to succeed Hunt in the
United States Supreme Court.
At Sand Point, Idaho, Tuesday, E. T. Wolsej was
shot and killed by T. M«Clecry, a gambler.
A grand pigeon-shooting tournament took place
yesterday at Nana
Yesterday was generally observed as a holiday
throughout the East.
Snow in the streets of t^uehec is from four to five
A shipment cf sixty tons of wheat v ill be made at
Marysville to-day for Oalveston, Tex., over the
The Democratic State Convention of Oregon will he
neld at Portland on April sth.
Rich god discOTer'es are reported on the Yakon
river in Britith Co'.'JOibia.
The Chinese quarters at the Wellington coliiery in
Britibh Columbia were liurued Saturday.
General Skubelofl has been ordered to return im
mediately ti> St. Petersburg.
Since the ls>t of January G7O deaths from scarlet
fever have occurred in Philadelphia.
At Worcester, Mass., Solomon Richards was shot
and fatally wounded by his eon, whn confesses that
iiis purpose was murder.
M. Rouseau, Madame Nilsion a husband, died yes
terday in a Paris insane asylum.
A man, wife and six children were drowned by
the capsizing of a skiff in the overflowed district of
The authorities are making a determined war
upon gambling at Chicago.
Lar,e anti polygamy meetings were held last night
at Chicago and Milwaukee.
Mrj. CojKI lloyt, a daughter of Qaual Wirifield
Soott, died in New York yesterday.
SARGENT AND HIS ENEMIES.
The malignity of Mr. Sirgent's enemies
may be regarded as the most satisfactory
evidence that they do not believe what
they say when they affect to know that he
will not become a member of the Cabinet.
A3 regards the scurrilous attacks of the
New York Sun, nothing of course can be
predicated. They represent nothing more
than the base spite of an evil-minded and
corrupt journalist named Dana, whose no
toriety as a liar will outlive all his other
claims to posthumous celebrity. At Wash
ington, on the other hand, are congregated
as villainous a gang of scoundrels as the
whole country can furnish. All the thiev
ing raiders upon the Treasury, all the Star
route robbers, the claim agents, the pension
agentß, all the swarming land thieves, all
the vila brood of venal rascals who spend
their dirty lives in attempts to bribe some
body to let them steal something, arc rep
resented in that city. And it happens un
fortunately that these knaves are often
able to secure the dissemination of such
misrepresentation? as they concoct to bol
ster up their fraudulent enterprises. Now
ex-Senator Sargent has in the course of
his long public career been in collision
with not a few of these thievep. He
knows them and their ways. He is
specially well versed in the habits
of the genus called land thief.
And it is because these wretches fear him,
and because they know from past expe
rience his incorruptibility, that they are
now doing their venomous best to prevent
him from becoming Secretary of the Inte
rior. And when we see their activity and
their persistent abase we are encouraged,
for we know that these despicable curs are
only howling bcciuse they are afraid that
their nefarious schemes will be frustrated,
and beca.ue they have reason to know that
their gams will be up when Sirgent goes
into the Interior Department. If they
thought he was not destined to fill that
position they would hive dropped him
long ago. They have not the confidence in
President Arthur's reticence which they
pretend. They know well enough that
there was nothing vague or indefinite
about the intelligence which called Mr.
Sargent to Washington. Thew know that
the President is not likely to stultify him
self after what has passed, or to take npon
himself the burden of making impossible
excuses and explanations to Mr. Sargent's
friends. In fine, these vociferous rascals
understand very well that though the
Ides of March have come, they have not
The friends of Biaine are apparently
beginning to realize that the Shipherd
business can neither be laughed out of
Court nor be poah-poohed. The more it is
examined the more serious a matter the
Peruvian Company* project appears, and
while it may became necessary presently
to admire the audacity and far-reaching
scope of the enterprise, there is increasing
reason to apprehend that there will be no
opportunity to applaud the morality of
those prominent public men who were
associated with it. It may be that Con
gress will prefer to let the eubjet drop, as
being of altogether too dangerous and ex
plosive a nature to make political capital
out of. But it is not probable that the
main facts can be i-uppressed, since too
many persons are interested in making
them known ; and when they are fully
revealed the indications are that the prin
cipals will have what Kabelais used to call
"a bad quarter of »o hour."
SAN F RAN CISCO'S DANGER.
The people of tjan Francisco are cm- I
fronted by a great danger, and one moreover !
■.vhich thtir authorities appear disinclined j
to face boldly. The condition of the city
sewers is co bad that an epidemic is feared. •
At a joint meeting of the Health and Police ■
and Street Committees of the Board of j
supervisors, held on Tuesday, Health OfiV |
eer Meares, in rtp!y to question?, faid that
" the sewera were in a terrible condition,
" it being impossible for them to be in a
" worse condition. This was especially
" the case south of Market street, where
" the sewers were titled with decaying and
" putrid vegetable and organic matter.
" Many of the sewers in the side streets
" were filled with offensive matter to the
" depth of three or four fe< t, and as many
"of them were lower than the main
" sewers, there was no opportunity for the
" putrid mass to flow cff. The house
" sewera were not properly trapped, and
" the miasmatic ga3es arising were con
•' Btantly being innalcd by the inmates,
" who, having become accustomed to
" breathing it, did not notice its presence,
" although it was continually sapping their
•• vitality and rendering them more vul
" ncrable to disease. Again, many of the
" sewers were constructed of wood, and
" had became broken and cracked, allow
" ing the putrid, deadly fluids to be
" absorbed by the surrounding earth,
"which gave forth the miasmatic gases,
" thu3 increasing the danger to life." Dr.
Meares farther expressed the belief that
the increase in the rate of mortality,
amounting at present to between forty and
fifty deaths a week, was caused by the con
dition of the sewers, and that measles and
diphtheria were both present in the city in
an epidemic fcrm. The Superintendent of
Streets testified that the sewers south of
Market street "were filled to within a foot
" of their top with one mass of corruption,
" which had collected from the houses for
" years past." Dr. Simpson said there
was no question but that the city could not
go on much longer as it is, but "how the
" work was to be done he did not know."
When flushing the sewers was proposed
it wa3 doubted whether this process would
move the masses of tilth which had ac
cumulated in many of the sewers, and it
was a'so questioned whether the sewers
would stand any considerable hydraulic
pressure without bursting. One medical
man said that he thought"* competent
" Commission of engineers should investi
gate and recommend a system of sewer
" age to the city." Another concurred in
this idea, but members of the Board
gloomily observed that it would be impos
sible to effect any radical reform without a
large expenditure, and that this would in
volve an increase of taxation. The remark
was made that perhaps the community
would prefer an increase of the tax-rate to
an increase of the death-rate, but the ques
tion of taxation seemed to have completely
upset the Supervisors. Finally they pro
posed that the sewers should be fumigated,
but even this was not settled, and then an
adjournment was had. Fumigation under
the circumstances would probably be use-
less. So long as the sewers are half filled
with decomposed matter they will continue
to produce gases dangerous to life. Nothing
less than a thorough cleansing- of the sew
ers can make San Francisco safe from an
epidemic. But it is not easy to flush sew
ers many of which are lower than the
mains into which they discharge, while
according to the testimony some of them
run up-hill. And the fact that attempts
have been made to flush them, and that
these attempts have failed to remove the
deposits which are now doing the mischief,
ought to convince the Supervisors that this
method cannot be relied upon.
Probably the only practical remedy
would be to dig out the choked sewers,
and even that is full of danger, far it in
volves the transfer of this decomposed
matter to the surface, where, no matter
what precautions are taken, it must give
forth its poisonous gases even more freely
and to greater effect than at present. In
fact the situation of San Francisco is very
serious, and unless the Supervisors can
summon courage to risk the unpopularity
attendant npoti an increase of taxes, it
seems by no means unlikely that they may
have to encounter the still more formidable
charge of having invited an epidemic by
their slothfulnoss. The condition of the
San Francisco sewers is one of the conse
quences of popular government, as illus
trated in municipal administration. The
construction of the sewers has been based
upon no system. No engineering science
has been employed in the work. But
political jobbery has for the most part con
trolled it, and the same influence has
caused bad work to be accepted and paid
for at exorbitant rates. There is nothing
new about the experience. It has been
that of all our large cities', nor can any
change for the better be expected so long
as the political system continues to pro
vide for the survival of the Unrlttest in
office, and reverses the laws of Nature in
selecting the most incompetent for the
most important functions.
The people of Sacramento, however, need
not congratulate themselves in this connec
tion. For if Sin Francisco has bad sewers,
this city has no sewer 3at all. For a quar
ter of a century this community has been
storing up the germs of disease in the soil
upon the surface of which it dwells. The
refuse and ezcrementitious matter of
twenty thousand people is being thus laid
away in reserve, to permeate the soil, to
Bap the health of the people, and in the
fullnees of time to bring upon them the
penalty which is certain to follow every
such sustained neglect of hygienic laws.
To us, as to San Francisco, is presented
the choice between a higher tax-rate and a
higher death-rate, and though during dry
winters we now fare tolerably well, we
have yet had sufficient warning, in the
rapid rise of disease when the flood waters
are draining off in the spring, during wet
seasons, that the evils we have ourselves
created wili not much longer remain dor
mant. A scientific system of sewerage is
in truth as necessary to the health of every
community as a sufficient 6upp!y of good
water, food and fuel. In matters of this
kind, however, the modern world is not
very far ahead of the ancient world, and
the popular acceptation of even funda
mental hygienic truths is so much less
earnest than the popular abhorrence of high
taxation, that communities often choose to
run the risk of disease and death, rather
than bear the expense which is necessary
to their sifety. So far Sacramento has
failed in her duty to herself on this point,
and if San Francisco should do the sam?,
we at least need not affact superior wis
When we see that the deservedly in
famous McGarrahan claim has once more
been forced before a Congressional Com
mittee, it is impossible not to suspect thit
the impudent old claimant hae, or tnicks
be has, succeeded in breaking down the
virtue of some members of that committee.
l For it ia simply not passible to admit that
acy new evidence, anything whatever to
justify a reopening of the case, has been
brought forward. The McGarrahan claim
has all theae years been fought en contin
gencies. The projectors have issued bonds
jas the Tichborne claimant did, and these
bonds have been hawked everywhere, and
have been used in all manner of attempts
to procure the favor of persons supposed to
have judicial or Congressional hflutnce.
All this lias been cjmtnontalk at Washing
ton for years, and so shameless have been
the mantuvers of the claimants that it is
no longtr possible for a Congressional Com-
nittee to undertake an investigation of the
case without subjecting iiself to sharp sus
picion. And it is a mere truism to say
that no such committee could reverse the
:oncurrent and repeated decis : ons of the
Courts and of Congress in tins case with
out convincing the country that it had
sold itself, and without consigning every
one of its members to political death and
asting infamy. And it Deems the more
•necessary to say this because Midarrahan
has lately been re presented as expressing
confidence that he will get his case re
opened, and because he has already begun
to make a bed for tlie committee to fall
on, by impeaching the honor of every
Judge who has passed upon the matter
hitherto. The meaning of this menace is
too plain to be mistaken, and it cannot be
questioned that the committee is in dangei
of committing t>uicide.
GERMANY AND SKOBELOFF.
A dispatch yesterday from Berlin states
that the German Government has deter
mined to demand from Russia the retire
ment or discharge of General Skobeloff
from the army. That v>, to use a some
what slangy phrase, "a strong order."
The Czar must bo exceedingly. desirous of
maintaining the entente conliale with Ger
many if he accedes to it. He must be 60
desirous of proving his friendship for Ger
many as to be willing to incur the bitter
hostility of his own army officers, from first
to last, for necessarily they will all take
the part of Skobelcff in this quarrel. And
suppose the Czar either will not or cannot
comply with the request of the Berlin
Government? That request looks very
much like one made for the express pur
pose of insuring a refusal. In that event
what will Germany do ? Under the cir
cumstances the situation teems favorable
for extreme measures, and the Czar's posi
tion is most difficult. No doubt he should
not have allowed Skobeloff to say what he
did, but having permitted it he cannot
abandon his general. Germany's move, if
it is as stated, is a critical one, in short.
FIGHTING FOR DELAY.
It is said that the Mormon lobby are
fighting to delay the enactment of anti
polygamic legislation. No doubt they are
doing this, but unless they are very power
ful and Congress is very venal, they cannot
succeed. The sentiment of the country
has demanded the prompt passage of an
effective law in this connection, and the
issue has now reached a stage at which
postponement cannot be proposed without
rendering the proposers liable to the sus
picion of venal motives. No Congressman
can side with the polygamists either openly
or covertly, and we do not think any Con
greseman will attempt such a course.
AN EPIDEMIC THREATENS SAN FRAN
Dr. Meares, of the San Francisco Board
of Health, said at a meeting of the Health
and Police Committees of that city Tues
day afternoon that he had examined a
number of sewers in the. southern part of
the city, and had also talkrd with the
Superintendent of Streets, and from his
observation and information was able to
state that the sewers were in a horrible
condition. Many of the sewers were con
structed of wood, and had not only be
come saturated with the impurities of the
sewage, but had impregnated the ground
for some distance around them with the
deadly miasmatic poißon. During heavy
rain-storms the pressure of water di«placts
the poison in the soil and causes it to be
distributed in the neighborhood of the
sewers, to breed pestilence and occasion
death. Dr. Meares referred to the deplora
ble sanitary condition of the city in 1576,
when an epidemic of zymotic diseases
every month swept hundreds of victims
into untimely graves. He had no
hesitation in asserting that the
present alarming death rate had been
swelled to its disheartening proportions by
bad sewerage. In some cf the narrow
streets south of Market the side sewers
are lower than the main drains which are
supposed to drain them. These sewers
can therefore only serve as generators of
foul gas, which escapes into the other
sewers, and finding its way through de
fective traps, infects dwelling-houses. No
place in which there is a defective trap is
exempt from the deadly influence of these
gases, for, being many times lighter than
the atmosphere, they range along the sew
ers until, finding an outlet, they escape
perhaps on the summit of Nob Hill. The
doctor thought that in fact the higher por
tions of the city were more exposed to
danger from sewer gas than are the lower
places. Dr. Meares advocated aß} stem of
ventilation of the sewera, and cited tht
Geary-street sewer as an example of the
advantage of giving sewers a free out
let to the open air.
Superintendent Graham described some
of the towers as filled within six inches of
the top with filth, and that men could not
be hired to go into them to clean them.
■ Dr. Simpson said San Francisco must
submit to either a high tax rate to clean
the sewers, or else a high death rate. The
sewers mc3t be reconstructed, but it would
do present good to clean them out. Some
of the sewers absolutely run up hill, and
some have no outlets at all.
At the meeting of the Board in the even
ing the committee reported the result of
the investigation, stating the necessity for
immediate and thorough woik in the
cleanaiDg and repairing of the sewers, but
regretted that the lack of funds precluded
the performance of the work aa thoroughly
a* it should be done. As the next best
thing they reported a series of resolutions,
which were adopted, directing the Super
intendent to proceed forthwith and con
tinue with all diligence for two weeks, with
the entire force of workmen in his depart
ment, to cleanse the towers and cesspools,
beginning with those in the lowest parts of
the city ; directing the Street Committee
to furnish whatever disinfectants the Jsiard
of Health shall recommen i for the work of
purification ; and instructing the Chief
Engineer of the Fire Department to render
all assistance iv his power in the work.
The Wettest Place in the World. —
Tr.e rainfall at Cherrapungi, a small Indian
station in southwestern Assam, is believed
to exceed that of any other known plaoe.
Cherrapungi occupies the summit of one of
the Khasia hills, at an elevation of 4.100
feet. The hills rise abruptly from low
plains, and lie directly in the courss of the
southwest monsoon from the Bengal coast.
Surcharged with moisture, the air currents
sweep across the lowlands aad are detiecte i
upwards by the lvii-, the expansion of the
currents on rising causing a fall of temper
ature snd condensation of moisture. The
effect is surprising, for while the low plains
have an avtrage yearly fall of about 100
inches of rain, the annual rainfall of Cher
rapungi is 493 inche?, or more than 41 feet.
As a comparrison, it may be stated that
the annual rainfall of the United States is
from 12 to 50 inches, being greatest near
■ Gentlemen : Your Hep Bitters' have bean
of great value to n.e. I was laid up with
typhoid aver for over two months and could
get do relief until I tried v>ur Hop Bitten.
To three gaffetiag from dtbility rr any one ia
feeble he&lsb, I cordially recommend them.
J. O. SToETZtL,
*; 83 Fulton street, Chicago, 111. ;.-"-
Ere fancy yon consult, consult your
purs 3. — [Franklin.
LVST NIGHTS DISPATCHES TO THE RECORD
SHOCKING STORY OF SHIPWEECK.
In an Open Beet Without Food or Water
for Fifteen Days.
03SERVANCE OE WASBIKCSTOM'S BIRTHDAY
Grand Pigeon-Shooting Toornament of the
iiapa Sportsman's Club.
etc Eie Etc.
< U.I I 'Oli.M.t.
Ob*erYnnce of Wellington's Kin Inlay.
San Francisco, February 22 1. — The anni
versary of the birth if Washington was em
erally celebrated in the ' city to-day. The
federal acd municipal office*, public schools
a; d places of business generally were closed,
and the national emblem was thrown to the
breeze throughout the city and from shipping
in the harbor. In the afternoon the militia
were reviewed on Van Xe.-s avenue by Gov
ernor Perkins, assisted by Colonel Smedberg
Ybeka, February ■ 221. — Washington
birthday was recognized here by a howling of
Saga. .■ . .-;■• • ~ : .x;.:}^., ::^.
Martsville, February 22]. — Washing
ton's birthday was 1 uot generally observed
here. Toe schools, banks and public offices
are closed ; otherwise business goes on as
usual. Services were held in the Catholic
and Episcopal churches.
Chico, February 22d.— Washington's birth
day was observed as a half holiday here.
Early this morniug the Chico Guard turned
out CO strong for parade and target practice.
The citizens bad contributed some twenty
prizes to be competed for, and a s--| ! .rn!M
fcore was made. In the afternoon the fi:e
department turned out f?r parade and exer
cise, and gave a fine exhibition. This even
ing a grand ball is in progress, given by the
Chico Guard. The day was mild and pleas
ant, and many people from the country werj
Grass Valley, February 22 1. — The day
was celebrated in Grass Valley in fine style.
The Mexican War \eteran* met and elected
a number of honorary associate*, moat of thi
associates being gentlemen who had served
iv the army or navy. The Veterans and
their friends then formed in procession, end
to the music of fife aud drum marched through
the principal e treets. They had a fine din
ner at the Glenbror.ke Hotel, at which
speeches were made, toasts prjpcsad and bat
tles were fought over again. The celebration
was a great gucceeg.
Santa RO3A, February 22d. — Washing
ton's birthday was not observed here in any
manner. The Episcopaltacs and Catholics
du'y observed Ash Wednesday by services,
etc. The day has been gloomy in the weather
aspect, and rain began to fall this evening,
with tokens of a continuance till morning.
San Jose, February 22d. — The anniversary
of Washington's birthday passed very quietly
here. Company B, Fifch Infantry, went to
San Francisco, to take part in the parade
there, hence there was no parade here. Flag 3
were displayed from all of our public build
iiigs, and nearly all the business bouses were
closed. None of the newspapers were ifsued.
The only amusement to-night is the social of
the Unity Congregation at the California
Watson ville, February 221. — Almost
every tlig in this town hi^ been flmtiog to
the breeze all day. McCook Post, G. A. 8.,
give an entertainment to-night for tho benefit
of the Veterans' Home fund.
Los Angeles, February 221. — The day lias
bten generally observed as a holiday. The
backs and offices were closed all day, and at
noon the principal business houses closed.
Portland, February 22d.— The only ob
servance of WVshinston'a birthday was the
closing of the b inks asd a few places of busi
ness and a parade by the Emmet aud Wash
Mr -iil'i r Indications.
Portland (Or.), February 22J.— Bsrorneter
Yrf.ka, February 22d. — Our extended cold
spell broke up today, acd the snow is rapidly
disappearing under the it flueuca of a strong
breeza from the siutheaer, which has pro
vailed all day. Heavy clouds are ciniing up
from tha south, and unless the wind changes
to tt]3 north the prospects are good for a
warm rain. The barometer ia falling, and
now marks 27. 40.
Chico, February 221. — The weather la
cloudy and waim. Thermometer 6'l", barom
eter 29.G— having fallen four points to day.
Martsvili.e, February 22J. — At 7 o'clock
this evening there is a southeast breeze. The
fky is cloudy. Temperature 56°. Rain is ex
Ehigbakt Gai-, February 221— The
weather is clear, with the wind light south
west. Thermometer 3G°. There is co barom
Pbinxktok ( "Vjlusa connty), February 22d
The weather has turned warm, and it is now
raining, with a good prospect fur mm?. It ii
Xapa, Febiuary 22 I.— The Napa Sports
man's Club held a grand shoiting tournament
today. Five hundred dolkra were distrib
uted &s prizes, and over 500 pigeons were
Napa, February 22J. — The Club pr>z» — a
pold medal — was won Vy Frank lia^sford.
Che three prizes donated by citizens were
woa by John Kean. J. H. Bamstt, of Sarta
I! ifsj, after thootintr a tie with F. A. Maekey,
won the first prize of SS4. Maekey received
the 6ecmd priz^ of 864. Frank Uassford re
caived the third prize. There were thirteen
entries from abroad, and the shooticg passed
Galt, February 22d— A. Whitaker, of the
firm of Whitaker & R*y, was seriously in
jured to-day by being thrown from hia sulky
by the fierce falling. The injuries are nut
Wheat Shlpmeuts- Indigent Insane.
Mabtsville, February 22J. — Sixty tons of
wheat will be shipped to-morrow from this
city for (lalveston, Tex., over the Southern
Pacific. Five hundred tons have been shipped
to San Francisco from Yuba City the past
few weeks. These shipments are made to es
cape the heavy local taxation for levee pur
Dr. Wilkins, of the Napa Asylum, new
hen, says that institution is crowded, acd
gets more thaD is share of the indigent iisine
;ja'.ient< of the State. He is Irving to make
arrangements to have patients from this ju
dicial district henceforth m,t to Skckton.
.tiit!-.M.in<i|i;>:y i v Tulnre « Unlit;.
Hankorii, February 22 1.— T0-day the Tu
lare Uouoty Anti-Mouopoly League unani
mously adopted a platform for the coming
State ompiign. It presents at cnniaderaMf
length the evils claiojed to result from the
various formiof monopoly. Oxuit-a will soon
be sect out for general publication.
Horrible Tale or -lilpvi r <■!, .
Tucson, February 22 i. — A special to the
Star front Guaymas Bays : Captain Stoning
ton of the steamer Newbern. sighted an open
boat iff Los Scdros, on the Lower Calitornia
oast. Approaching it, three men. a woman
and two children were discovered in an ema
ciated and half • crazed condition. They
proved to be the remnaat of the crew of a
British birk, the name of which cnuld not he
ascertained. They were dependent upon the
ehments for fifteen days, having neither food
nor water, and had made up tbrir minds to
resort to cannibalism when the Newbern hove
in tight. They were the Captain, \>U wife,
two children and two seamen. Almost im
mediately after biardiog the Nf wbern one
child and one of the teamen died. The next
day the woman was delivered of a healthy
child, though the mother was etili insectible.
They were treated kiudly by the <theereof
the Xeabern acd the citizens of Guaymas.
All are slowly recovering.
' ':. Mornttn Memorial lo ('im;r(<>.
■:. Salt Lake, February 22d.— following
will appear in the Tribune tomorrow, m>r..
irig :> ' **L»t night all Utah was fl> >ded with
printed tnemoii»U iotended to be sect on to
(JjßKiew, and begging that body not to inter
fere with ' the t polygamous practices of the
Mormon Church. Toe memorial sets forth
that the young people of Utah are fully in
accord with the doctrine cf polygamy, and
they v consider ;C that VI the ~ * practice :cf
the -same 3 by if their ;J parents /? his § baen
uniformly pure ■/ and • eanoblit g. 9, Fur I sev
eral -?i days ' piet >; these ;"• petitions ■- have
:e B'- sent in / bundles ■ '; ill 07. Utal , '
and yesterday was ' the day set apart tojd j
the I grand " work " of » obUiuicg 5 tii;natureß.
Etch school was | car.vasfed, arjd every little
bay and girl old enoaich to hold a pen wait re
quirt dto sign. The Bishop* nihdo addresses
to I each I school, and ! said : "We ; would |be
ashamed to know ! that any little boy or girl
would r«fus3 to sign this paper. (You don't
amount to anything if you do not: Yon will
simply be 1 joked upon •as '■ nothing. Your
-- - . - ':''■'■-•■ ')'. '■:■:■. '■' •-"'".-' •" -, :. ' '■;.■ ■■"■.■" ■'- '■:?•
names will go to Washington, where the big
Congressmen live, and tney will all read
your names." After this appeal none would
reima to sigp, aud as the line filed out of the
do">r each one sU-md. Many who signed
weis in the piimer cla;e, learning the alpha
bet, and unable lo read. If they cnuld not
make a legible scrawl, the teachers or Bish
ops would get permis.-ion to wiite the name
for them. The children 1 ■ k-d upon
the thing as a sort of diver.-ioo, which
broke the monotony of the regular routioe
of fchoul life, and had the petition memo
rialized Congrese to give th>m all the small
ptx, the i-iguiug would have gone ou juat the
same. List nijjht meo went from house to
house getting signatures. Children were
made to fUn, and grown people who refused
knew that they would be cut off from the
Church anr l their business ruit;ed. In many
instances, however. Mormons refused to sign
the vile document, and politely declined to
havo anything to do with the pttitiors. Oue
lady, when requested to tijn, gave the caller
the following answer: "I have lived in
polygamy, and I will not si;»u the nasty doc
ument, or allow any ctild of mina to sign it.
We all loathe and despise it, _ and we
d m't propose to say over our signatures
that we like i l -. It looks to me
as if the hour of deliverarco for Utah was at
hand, and lam glad of it." There are plenty
more grown Mormsns who see the handwrit
ing on the wall, and feel that the iniquitous
reign of the priesthood in Utah is over. Ex
pulsi.m from the Church dops not mean what
it did when Brighaw, the Li>n of the Lord,
lathed Ms tail and clashed his yellow fangs at
hia frightened followers. In every village
and hamlet in Utah last night men were
tramping about with the petitions. Tele
graphic dispatches went f>rth from the
Church to complete the work in a pingle
nL'ht, and there w»3 not a Mormon house or
cabin in the Territory that was not vis
ited by the vile-minded curs, atk r ng little
children to indorse their own shame and
that of their parents. Theee tiunatures
will all be eolheted in Salt Lake
as Boon as possible, and a monster petition
several hundred feet long will be sent to Con
gress, calling upon it to forbear to strike the
blow. While the petition is going thousands
of mother?, who compelled their children to
sign because they dare not do anything cl.-c,
will be on their knees prajing for a happy
deliverance from polygamy and better days
for Utah. A fe>7 year 3 ago the Mormons
were telling the Gentile 3to tret
up and leave the country, if it
did not suit them. They were
bullying and arro^aut to the last degree.
Now tbey see the last ditch just a few feet
ahead, and they are on their knees suppli
cating for mercy, and cliugifg to the very
men that they used to iosult and abuse. The
petition ii the last kick of the Church in the
unequal fiyht. The petition* are too lite,
and will belike whistling to stop a tornado."
Ailviees froui Portland.
Portland, Februiry 221. — This afternoon
a meeting was heU in the Young Men'.jClirie
ttan Association Hall, to express views re
garding polygamy. Thsra wa3 a large at
The Stite Demrcra'ic Central Committee
met this afternoon. Seventeen counties were
represented. A State Convention is called to
meet in Portland April sth. Primaries are
called fer March 2o;h, and County Conven
tions, for a cboica of delegate?, March 29th.
The apDortior.tnent gives 201 delegates.
The Republican Ceutral Committee meets
to-morrow afternoon to select the time and
placa for holding a State Convention.
Hew Gold Field — Chinese Quarters
Victoria, February 22d. — Last summer a
man named Barney Johcston went to Chil
ean, crossed thn coDst rf.nge and reached a
point fifiy miles from F.irt Selkirk, on the
Yufeon river, at the mouth of Lewis river.
There he found a gold bole running c.croßflthe
country from east to west, the same as in
Cassiar, Ominica and Cariboo. He pros
pacted, and cbtalued fine grid everywhere
along the line of this belt, which of cour?e ho
did not explore fully, as it had taken him alcng
time to get in, and very little of the season
was left to work. Tee rock he Faw all pre
sented a first-clns 1 ! appearance, and he feels
sure that there will he a Q urishinu country
there this summer. Indians aud fur-beatirg
animal-* aro numerous ia the country, the
altitudo of which is not s » great ca that of
Cassiar, and the climate better. The di^;
qin^s lie in about the sixtieth parallel of
latitude. North c.-f this dejjree the b undary
of British Columbia does not extend, and
although the new gold field lies in Biitish
territory, it undoubtedly owes allegiance to
the Northwest Territory.
Tho Chinese quarttM at the Wi l'ington
colliery were det-troyed by fire on Saturday.
Lus3 about S1 : 000.
Cari.in, February 22 I. — Passed here to
dny, t > arrive in Sacramento f.o-m .rrow :
Vonden Bu<nche, Germai y : J. M. £>3vie-!,
Mrs J. H. Lyman. M. McKinstrF, B. W.
Wolffehon, San Francisco; E Bites ard
wife, D. W»lthpr. W. R. Grief, Frederick
BernhaH, New York ; L. Lyo?, Sin Jose;
.1. W. Youncr and wife, Carson ; Edgar G.
Jones, Billimore, Md ; Henry M'ller, Old-
Cigo ; Gt tmigr.int passenger?, ipcludiiiir 40
males, to arrive ia Sacramento February 24:h.
Newhall, February 221. — Pasced here to
day, to arrive iv Sau Francisco to-morrow :
L. Janin. wife and sod. Oakland; Alexindc-r
Campbell, Tucson ; W. Banecke, Frark
fordon, Me.; A. Yon W«gner, Prague, Ger
many ; J. T. Nichols, Laui^iana ; D. ivicb,
Tombstone. A. T.; W. F. Aleyerp, H. B.
Keying. W. H. MoraD, AY. A. ilay, T. P.
Tracy, J. W. Pavnp, San Francisco ; S. 0.
Beckwith, New York ; Charles Wood aud
wife. Dmville ; Colonel M. Gage, Kivemde ;
J. G. Denr.ing. Laa Argcles ; A. G. Riets,
Inriepenrlence, O-.; L Kaufman, Sau An
tinio, Tex ; William P. Alexander, San
Kifael ; W. F. Kumpf, Kansas City.
Omaha, February 22d. — Left here to-day,
ti arrive in Sacramento February 2Cth :
I«aac Cooper, New York ; W. P. Lamb, Chi
cago ; D. P. Thompsor, Paul Schu z?, Port
land, Or.; F. J. Hoovey, Boston ; George A.
Steele, St. John, Mich.; Mra. Bowman,
Madison, Wi.'. ; J. L. St. Clair, Montreal ;
Mrs. F. W. Lenders, Baltimore ; Williaci
Kansas City (Mo.), February 22J.—
Passed Top?ka, Ki<., tn-day, to arriva in San
Francisco February 27th: T. S Phillips,
Chicago; Mrs A. (> Milne, A. H. Patter
son and wife, F. Diykster, Miss H. M. Ted
tord, San Francisco.
"Mi Personal Knowledge of the tff ect
of St. Jacobs Oil on bumf, sprains and bruises
lpads me to express mvoelf stwnglv in favor
of the Grea* G«rm»n Rimer'y." writes Fratik
S. BrowD, K^rlh Attleboro', Mass.
Thousands 01 Womkn have been entirely
cured of the most stubborn cases of female
weakness by the use of Lydia E. Pinkliam's
Vem=tahle Compound. Send to Mr*. Lydia
E. Pinkhaai, No. 233 Western Avenue, LynD,
Mass, for pamphlets.
The oil spring lately discovered near Gil
roy on the land of Mrs. Oualey, is attract
ing considerable attention.
Habiti'AL Costiveness rfflicts trillions of
the American people. Kidney-Wort will
OENEBAL SOTIOLS. V
■ For Fine 4'ake*, Ire Cream, etc., Ihr
BEST AND CHEAPEST MEALS, fro to HENRY
FISHER, No. 508 J St.. bet. Fifth and Sixth. fe?3-lm
Fhofofrru nlis .*>l perdoze n.— "TheXlmhle
Sixpence Be tcr Than the Mew Shilling 1" If you
waul GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS, at a reasonable price,
iro to BEALS 1 GALLERY, No. 415 J street H. S.
DEALS, Operator. i-, lin :
The best Meals In the city at Petcmnn'ii,
618 and 620 J street. -.-- - d7-tf
The only «enntne Milh Bread, delivered
every morning, by W. F. PETERSON. 620 1. <IT«
■ Dr. ' Rlcnrd'« KtMoratlve PllU.— liny
none but the genuine. A specific for exhausted
vitality, physical debility, impotence, wasted forces,
etc. Ap;>r ve<l by the Acidern? •■' Medicine of Paris
and by the medical celehriti of the world. : Agents
for California and the PaciSe States, J. G. STEELE
& CO., 635 Market s'reet (Palace Hotel). San Fran-
circo Sent by miil or express to any part of the
country. Box of 80, SI 50; of 100, *2 75; of 200,
*5 ; of 400, $S. Preparatory Pills, $>. ■- Send for
Circular. _______ ■■''" : - fe?2 3p ! m^.
.Dr. I.a ltlnr'« seminal I'lIN rare all
cases of Seminal Weakness, Loss of Vnror, Nocturnal
Fmission!", lmpo *'ncy, Nervous and Physical Debil-
ity, ami all th class of complaints arisine from x-
cess, liidi» iei or Abuse. ; The old fii:d in this
remedy a fountain of youth, and 'he vounir a ta'e-
truard and protection. ; UK. I.A lI A K' ■ StMI>AL
PILLS niton the S'-xrnl organ", debilitated from
whitsver cau«e, to their pristine vtiror. ■- Pfice,
$2 50 per ho'tle. Sent C. O. D., by txprew, to any
address, secure from observation. : Adilre-x all or-
ders to A McBOYI.B & CO., l>ni(ftri»ts, P>»tornce
Box 1932, San Francisco. > r -_ -'■'■ ;;. ;; _~: ' - 13 3p6m
H' FHHtR, XOS 0* AVD .110 J STREET,
a " Sacramento ' has )n-t taken the Uholesile
of San Frai.cisc-i. CR'CKKHS fold at low.st S*n
Fr»nci»co pro «, with difference in 'itno and 1 right
in f»vnr of purchasers Also, FISIUK'd CHi'l E
C->SKE«fTI<»N'»,it I"* «' murk et rat •. fr22-Stifim
STcINWAY, «i SONS' PIANOS.
AHEYMAN, SOLE AGENT, l^iutr' a
. street, bet. Sixth and Seventh, eß g'iTCSgl
opposite Court-hotjae V PIANOS TOJ J V I 1 1
LET. ■ Pianos fold oa instil. menu *-■-.• fe9-3plm :-
Sacramento, February 22— By Rev .IT H Rice
WillanJ Gibbs to Miss Hattie May EHred.
Sacramento, February 22— By Rev. I. E. I)*inell,
J William J. Cooper to Belle S. Leary. (no cards )
Sacramento. February 21— By liev. Dr. *ndtr«on,
John H. Bollard to Julia t. HoliiJa, both of Yo:o
county. ■ -'■'" ■;■•
Sacranunto, February IS— By Rev. H. H. Rice,
Nelae P. Pearson to Ida J. Franson, both of this
■ city. , ■ .-■■■
San Francisco, February IS— Mace Constine to Eva
. Sanders. : .
San Francisco, February 21— Theodore A. Eisen to
Annie M. Bennett.
San Francisco, February 21— John D. Miller to Mrs.
Cornelia O. Gross.
San Francisco, February 19- Joseph Rosenthal to
Itosa Hirsch. '
Sacramento, February 12— Wife of Thcs. CuMivan, a
Nevada City, February Wife of Charles Grimes,
Sacramento, February A'fred Spink», a native
of Alabama, 62 years, 5 months aud 10 days.
[Funeral notice hereafter.J
Slough House, Cosumnes river, February 22 Ruth,
daughter of W. 11. and L. B. Russell, 2 months
and 19 days.
College City, Colu=a county, February B— Clayton
Comer, 22 years.
Special l«x'intii> or Sacramento ±.
Commandery, No. 2, Knights Templar at <*b^w*
the Asylum, THIS (Thursday) EVENING, | ';."
at 7 o'clock. Sojourning Sir Knights are |^|
courteously invited to attend. By order jAAI
tOKNKLIUS KhLLOGG, E. C.
A. A. Rkdixoton, Recorder. fe23-lt
Fine Shirts, linlir • 0.-ir, Collar*, •ml-,
etc., to order at MASO.VtS Factory, 1 28 J st. fe23 lm
A NORWEGIAN GIRL WISHES A SITUATION
' tj do upstairs work or help do housework.
Call at No. 515 O street, between Filth and bixih.
The following ;;ii:ir:.iny !-. on every
par huge :
THE CMAHA WHITE LEAD CO.
Manufactures only one brand of WHITE LEAD, and
that is Perfectly Pure and never adulterated in any
form; therefore we guarantee this and every other
package of LEAD sold by us to bo Perfectly Pure
Carbonate of Lead. S. E. LOCKE, Manager.
WE OFFER TO THE TRADE THE OMAHA
Brand of Perfectly PUKE WHITE LEAD,
In lots to raft, at lowest market rates.
£T This LEAD stands at the head, and is guaran-
teed to be unsurpassed for fineness, whiteness and
—WE ALSO OFFER —
In cases, guaranteed strictly pure, at
67 l-2o Per Gallon,
62 1-2 cents Fer Gallon (in barrels),
Nos. 71, 73 Front st., Sacramento.
M.L POTTS, M. D,
L 2EB O *S? "CJ 3E& 3ES
THIS <Tluir.d»y) i:Vi:\IXG, FKB. •»3d,
— os —
THE CIRCULATION OF THE BL'JOD,
Lungs, Heart, Liver, Sfeln, Kidneys, Etc.
Causes of i:iaa> prevalent and fatal
•Hm'bsi'k, ami haw to avoid them.
FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 24TU,
TO HUSBANDS AND WIVES !
Wlicn no Gentlcinnn Mil' be ailinltted
unless accomtiuiiJed by a Lady.
SATURDAY EVENING, FEB. 25tm, -
On Love, Courtship and Marriage I
£3" Evening lectures are for both sexes. THIS
AFTERNOON and FRIDAY AFTERNOON MRS.
DR. POTTS will lecture to LADIES O.SLY.
Whole Course Tickets— Six Lectures- not in-
cluding lecture to Husbands and Wives, *1.
Eveninsr Course Tickets (three lectures, not in-
cluding lecture to Husband and Wives), 50 cents.
Afternoon Course Tickets (three lectures), 59 cents.
Admission to Husbands' and Wivea' Lecture, 25
Any Single Admission, 23 cents.
For sale at the door. Evening Lectures commence
at 8 o'clock. Afternoon Lectures at 2:30 o'clock.
Drs. POTTS * HARRISON cm be consulted
FREE OF CHARGE at flic Golden Eagle Hotel.
Hours from 8 A. St. to 1 P. If.
Ladies' entrance on Seventh street. felO St
■ MJUHUW) TO— —
SERGEANT P. F. BUCKLEY,
Right General Guide, by the members of
CO. A, FIRST ARTILLERY REGIMENT, N. G. C,
: AT TURNER HALL,
FRIDAY EVEMNC, II BUI l!!V M, 1887.
TICKETS, FIFTY CENTS. The following ladies
and £entlea:cn have kindly volunteered to take part
in the literary exercises :
Mr?. Dr. A. E. Brune, Mr. Buchanan,
Mrs. GR. Han'brow, .Mr. bdillargeon,
Mrs. Adiiie Carter, Mr. Albert Hart,'
Mies Amelia 801.1, Senator W. A. Cheney.
Programme under direction of lira. Addie Carter.
Friday and Saturday Evenings,
Prof. SantaneM! »
Prof. Santaiielli I
IN HIS TREAT EXPOSE CF SPIRITUALISM !
IN HIS CREAT EXPOSE OF SPIRITUALISM I
: IN HIS CREAT EXPOSE OF SPIRITUALISM!
THE PROFESSOR WILL EXPOSE, IN FULL
Light, all the Tricks and Artifices used by the
following so called Mediums :
KATY KI!tC, D4YKSP»RTBItOS.. '
DX. !»LI.UE, A\S\ >H FAY,
; FOX MMi r '-.
And many others who hire claimed the attention
of tte public.
--'t3T..Tht Prof.-. -or will proTr, l> OPFJr
; LtCIIT. that all lb'»e ■■ wllll Mrdtamit
are' I It \t l>S. Hint c.vplnlii cacu and cierj
Tilck |>rrfuriucd by them.
ADMISSION, ----- 50 AHO 25 CENTS, v
IST Doors open at 7 o'clock ; performance com-
mences at 8 o'clock.' le2Vst
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1882.
Tempzratttbb Yesterday: j Tekpkbat(TßK CoßßEhi>t»wNo Day, 1881:
Higheet 58 I Highest, 64
Lowest 33 | Lowest 48
TEMPERATURE YESTERDAY IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO.
[Special by Telegraph — Courtesy of the Record-Ukiok.]
NEW YORK. CHICAGO.
Highest, 30 Highest 26
Lowest 24 Lowest, 11
THE RE3INANTS OF EMBROIDERY,
IN 4 1-2 YARD PIECES,
ARE READY FOR YOU 10-DAY.
IT IS A CHANCE TO
MAKE A DOLLAR GO A LONG WAY.
IF INTERESTED, CALL EARLY.
THE INVOICE OF LADIES' MUSLIN
UNDERWEAR-SPOKEN OF YES-
TERDAY-WILL BE RE ADI FOR
INSPECTION NEXT TUESDA Y.
Early this Spring we shall have
one of the largest and finest stock of
HATS ever brought to this coast.
Liberal orders arc being placed with
the best Hat Makers in the East, and
we are determined there shall be
nothing new of merit in Spring styles
and shapes which will not be found
on our shelves. As yet but few new
Hats are out, and so by the time
more appear and you are ready to
buy, we shall be prepared to serve
you in a most full and generous
One of the best values in the SHOE
ROOM is a line of 3IEN'S ALEXIS
SHOES, with glove tops and double soles,
$2. Are well- fitting, neat and splendid to
Illustrated Price List
And Samples !
FREE ON APPLICATION.
MEN'S STRIPED WORSTED C A SSI-
MERE SUITS, frock style and silk bound,
$14 SO. Very good for business or dress
We are opening tip a new line of Heavy -
bodied, Full Shaped, Well Finished MEN'S
HATS. Price, $1 SO.
FULL-SIZED HORSE BLANKETS,
$1 2S, $1 40 and $1 SO, See what large
Eastern buying ivill do.
MEN'S BLACK HERRING-BONE,
DIA GON A L S UITS, $6 SO.
LADIES' SOLID COLOR HOSE, s\
cents a pair. |
MISSES' FINE GOAT, LACE SHOES A
good for school wear, $1 40. . '. |
We can imagine the need of nothinim
finer in VALISES than ivill be found hereM
All kinds, all sizes, all grades in abundanceM
GENTLEMEN'S CLUB VALISES, of finM
orange leather, $4. 1
Nos. 400, 402, 404, 406, 408 X St., Sacramento, ffl