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publishes a greater volume
of news and choice literary
matter than any other
weekly in the United States.
A Stricken Mexican Community-
Homicide in Tehama— Carey and
Del mas— Alaskan News.
Distress Caused by Continued Earth
quake* at H:i\isi»e, Mi-.xlco.
KooAUta, December 9th. — A gentleman
writing from Bavispe, Montemma District,
Sonera, gives the following regarding the
condition of the people in that district:
Since the great seismic disturbances on
May 3d last, there have been but few days
that this section of Sonura lias not experi
enced a shock of earthquake. The longest
interval between the tremblings was a little
over two weeks. At this the residents of
town who had escaped death from tumb
ling buildings on the night of its destruc
tion commenced rebuilding the stricken
town. They had no more than fairly started
before the earth began quivering and again
they were obliged to n-treat to their misera
ble huts on ' Refuge Hill.'
•While of late there have been some
adobe buildings erected, there are but few
occupied, owing to the regular recurrences
of the shocks every afternoon. Sometimes
they are stronger than others. When the
earth becomes humid, either by rain or
other atmospheric changes, the quaking is
both sudden and severe. The people, who
have remained in a constant state of terror,
are in a terrible state of destitution. The
food and clothing, which was furnished by
Uie State and by private subscription, has
been exhausted. Mid must come soon or a
great loss of life will result.
9t rnc&nra and hibkby.
" Winter, though comparatively mild
when contrasted with an Eastern one, is
severe upon the pour, half-sheltered sur
vivors. Their clothing is not suflicient to
keep them warm. To this add the pros
pects for starvation, and you will have a
picture that is both glaring and strange in
its rarity in the West. All who possess the
means to enable them to leave go. Only
those who through sickness or the lack of
funds cannot leave stay. There are some
150 people on ' refuge liil!.' nearly all with
out provisions. What food there X how
ever, is generously divided among all.
'' The. surface configuration of the coun
try isnaturally changed from the appear
ance it lirst presented after the. succession
of heavy shocks in May. The displacement
of earth then noticeable about the table
lands and valleys has disappeared. The
huge caverous crevices are generally clos
ing. Water that burst out in streams is
still flowing, and were it not for the daily
cjuakes this section would lie prosperous. 1 '
They Call Twelve Degrees Above Zero
Cold Ip in All-in.
ICopj/rigU, U--7, l-j t. : tc California Anociattd Prat.]
SITKA (.Alaska), December Ist (via Nana
imo, December Bth). — The mail steamer ar
rivt'.l last night with a small mail, a small
passenger list and a very small freight.
The weather for the week has been cold
•tr, with fresh gales from the north
east. The Dnited Slates District Court luis
been in session for the la~t week. There
has been considerable excitement in town,
on account of the several murder cases to
be tried this term of the Court.
The trial of Fuller, who murdered Arch
bishop Seghers last winter on the Yukon,
has been going on lor several days. Jt was
given to the jury some forty-eight hours
ago, and up to the present time they Lave
not agreed on a verdict, bat it is under
stood that they report eleven for murder in
ihe first degree and one for manslaughter.
.U.iimuu ii has been very cold for the
iust ten days, with heavy gales from the
north, the thermometer going as low as 12 C
above zero. This we consider very cold
weather for this time of the year.
The cold weather reduced the supply of
water so much at the Alaska Mill and Min
impany'B works that they had to start
up their large engiue.s to run stamps.
It in reported that they have s!ruck it
very rich in one of the tunnels in the
TreadweU mine. They have struck a large
body of ore in the tunnel running on the
line between the TreadweU and B
mines, which yields .■?.-> ,000 to the ton, and
everybody in the camp is going wild over
■ i ike.
There were about one hundred and fifty
men wintering on the Yukon and there
will be about five hundred men going up
from here in the spring.
There is considerable excitement about a
nrike on the Yncatel. Borne parties ar
rived here this week with black sand which
assayed as high as $60 per ton, and they
report that there is a very large quantity
of it. Several people are lilting out for
Litigation Over Valuable Mining Prop-
ertj in Trinity County.
ICtpfri/U, 1887, I'll On California. Associated /"ress.l
I'liFsui Gulch, December 9th. — From
the .driver <>f the Wearerville stage we
learn that a heavy law suit has been on
trial at Weaverville since Monday last, and
will no! probably be ended tins week. The
Brown Bear Company brings suit to eject
E. 15. Lamb and others from the Red
Diamond, and over fifty witnesses are in
attendance. The great value of the prop
erty, over $250,000, causes great interest in
the case, and the ( uiirt-room is crowded.
The plaintiffs are represented by Hon. Clay
W. Taylor, of Shasta, and J. W. Philbrook
and .l."\\ . liartlett, of Trinity county. The
defense is conducted by Hon. J. \V.
Turner. Yesterday the Court permitted
the defense to amend their answer, setting
up a forfeiture for failure to comply with
the Acts of Congress, and the opinion is
generally entertained that the defense will
be sustained, and that the defendants will
I il.il Shooting Affray Between Two Men
la I I'liiiui'i County.
[Copyright, ISS7, by tlie California Associated /Yes*.]
Ked Hi iff. December 9th. — A shooting
scrape occurred at 5 o'clock this afternoon,
the principals being Wm. Edwards and
<jeorge Scott. The trouble was over the
former's wife. Edwards and his wife have
i tot enjoyed domestic happiness for some
ii \onths. and have lived apart. Recently
ne 'attempted to secure his child, but failed,
a ni 1 this preyed upon his mind. At the
rim « stated he went to John Scott's place,
gout °f to wn . he hearing that his wife was
aboui < to leave here. He met Scott, a
young ' "egro nipn, at the place, and hot
words passed between them. Edwards
drew 1" 8 pistol, so report goes, and dis
charged il i wounding Scott in the right
shoulder • Scott then pulled his pistol and
rapidly fi. "«1 three times, shooting Edwards
in the" face, . band and heart. Edwards is
dead, and 1 « fi wbmliib are in the Coroner's
charge. I'u blic opinion sides against Scott,
although he .fc Ka 'd to have tired in self
KOft;H •■ TH K NATIVK-i.
Ibe Fonap« A l«»rißlnes Decline Iteing
Made T. v*ets fur Rides.
Sax Pbaxcxsco, D V>?mber !Hh.— [Special.]
—The Alt.>ii. dpta ' fi Roßenluad, has ar
rival from Buiarita.*"- bringing informa
tion that the missiona ty jrig Morning Star
had been there in the t «riy part of Septem
bar ami imparted Ihe neiw J "-t (he natives
of Ponape, who had bvVru converted to
Christianity by the Ameiican Missionary
Society, had driven the Si.'auisn Governer
lately put there by that coi.'utry into the
sea and killed him. The trouble was
brought about by some order to- work. On
their resisting it, ho undertook to punish
them by staiiiiini: them up in a Jaif and
shooting them.
Morrow* Case Goes Over for Trial Six
Weeks Hence.
ICopfrigU, 1887, fey A« Cai\J»rnia Associated Press. )
S^nta Kosa. December 9th.— Robert F.
Morrow and his counsel, W. W. Foote.
and Colonel (Jeorei Pipurnoy, tot t.ki
prosecution, arrived in this city to-night,
the occasion 'being the setting of the Mor
row case. The defense is represented by
the local atttorneys, Henley and Oates.
Attorney-General G. A. Johnson was pres
ent, and insisted on putting the case for
trial on the 24th of this month. W. W.
l'oote read a telegram from Hall McAllis
ter which stated that he was engaged in a
case in San Bernardino that would last
several days. Foote insisted on the case
going over till after the holidays. Johnson
objected, as he will then be at Washington
engaged iv the railroad tax cases. Finally
the Attorney-General consented to setting
the case for Tuesday, January 24th, with a
stipulation that if he was still absent the
case would go over one week to give him
an opportunity to arrive.
Ilunilreds of Loaded Cars at Ogden Wait-
ing for Locomotives.
XC'ipyrigU, r.ST, by &c California AisccxaUd J'r<3s-l
Salt Lake, December !ith.— Your corre
spondent has investigated the rumors of a
freight blockade at Ogden. The officials
there say they keep everything moving,
but are troubled by the want of enough
engines. Tney have a large quantity of
coal going west, but give preference to
other freights. Railroadmen here say the
movement of freight through Ogden has
been delayed lor a day or two because of
There are 75 loaded east-bound cars from
the Central Pacific waiting for Inion Pa
cific empties, as the Central does not allow
its own cars to go East if it can be helped.
The Union Pacific officials say the emp
ties will be on hand no doubt by to-mor
row, if they are not in the yards now.
Then there are 2i"> loaded west-bound
freight car 3 from the I'nion Pacific, wait
ing for the Central Pacific to furnish mo
tive power, which is looted for any day.
This temporary delay caused the story of a
freight blockade
The United States District Attorney De-
nies a Washington Press Dispatch.
Sax Fbakcibco, December '.Rh. — [Special.]
General Carey stated to your correspondent
to day that the Washington press dispatch
of this morning, relative to his consent to
the appointment of Delmas as his assist
ant at the time therein stated is absolutely
false. He says Mr. Montgomery never
mentioned the matter of the employment
of Delmas until Wednesday, the 2Wh day
of October ; that the first time Montgomery
mentioned the subject to him Montgomery
informed him that he had been in
consultation with Delmas ; that he had got
ten his terms, etc., and asked Carey whether
he had any objections ; that Carey at once
replied that he had serious objections, and
proceeded to state them without reserve;
that Montgomery was not out of his olßce,
nor his; presence, from the time the matter
was first mentioned until Carey had fully
stated bis objections, and that he at no
lime assented to the appointment.
Bchool i'l Design Awards— Suicide— The
Highbinders All Quiet.
San Fb/LUCHSCO, December itth. — [Special.
At the School of Design this evening the
A very gold medal, for excellence and pro
gress in the art of painting, was awarded
to Guy liose. The special gold medal for
artistic skill went to George K. Lyons, and
the Alvord gold medal for crayon studies
to Lillian Bollinger.
Martin Draymen, supposed to be insane,
entered a saloon nn Sacramento street this
afternoon and asked for a glass of beer.
He then drew a razor and cut his throat.
He died in the hospital four hours after
All is quiet in the Chinese quarter to
night. The Si Siu Bar gang of high
binders offered a big sum of money to
their antagonists to withdraw their fighting
The headquarters of the Tammany
Club (Democratic) is being fitted up in an
elaborate style at 313 Bush street, formerly
the County Committee headquarters.
Collector linger Decides to Take Is'iie
with the C. S. District Court.
Sam Francisco, December l»th. — [Special.]
— It is reported that Collector Hager will
contest the right of the Federal Judiciary
to interfere in his duties, claiming that
their acts are extra-judicial and clearly an
infringment of the executive right reposed
in bis office. He said be had issued orders
to his subordinates to resist the service of
writs of habeas corpus on behalf of Chinese
women on the steamer City of l'eking.
A Gale Drives the ltark Tidal Wave
Ashore at Port Hudson.
Port Townsenh, December 9th.— About
midnight last night a southeast eale sprang
op, during which the bark Tidal Wave,
owned by the Port Madison Mill Company,
drifted ashore on Point Hui'son. within a
abort distance of this place. No communi
cation could be had with the vessel last
night. All hands are still aboard, and she
lies in a position where the crew can reach
a safe shore if necessary to abandon her.
The Gilroy Cannery.
)Copyrigtit t ISS7, by Uie California Associated A*en.]
Gileoy, December 9th. — The cannery
stock was all taken (20.000 shares) in one
day. and a company will be incorporated
next week. The plant will be ready for
operation early next season. This favorite
project has been much talked of, but here
tofore it was apparently impossible of ac
complishment. It has now given new
Hie to the prospects of south Santa Clara
Murder, Not Accident.
\Copyright, 1&67, by U*e California Associated J'rtss.}
Napa, December iHh.-Antone, reported
accidentally shot last Sunday, proves to
have been murdered, and William Taylor
has been arrested. The latter had an alter
cation with Antone Sunday, and he and
one Lang went to Antone's cabin, where
Taylor killed Antone. The story of acci
dental shooting while quail-hunting was
made up by Taylor and Lang. The latter
since the inquest has confessed.
Installation at Redding.
[CepynglU, lfcST, by V& California Associated Press. I
Bjedduto, December 9th.— The Redding
Lodge, F. and A. M.. publicly installed
their officers-elect last night. The lodge
rooui was crowded with ladies and visiting
brethren. After the ceremonies a bounti
ful repast was partaken of. Speeches, songs
and sociability were indulged in until early
this morning.
Santa Kosa Items.
| Covyriyht, ISS7, by Ute California Associated Prtss.\
Santa Rosa. December 9th. — J. F. Naugh
ton, Sheriff E. P. Colgan's. Under Sheriff,
yesterday resigned his position, and J. D.
Barnett, of this city, has been appointed to
fill the vacancy.
C. A. Neilson was adjudged insane to-'
night, and ordered taken to Napa.
The East Side Railroad.
iCajiyrtfM, ISS7, by Uie California Associated Pras.l
Fresno. December 9th. — A force of 500
men arrived here to-night, supplied with
al'.the stock and tools to grade and con
struct the branch of the Southern Pacific
from this city east. Work will be com
menced on Monday.
Death ot I. S. Kalloch.
',Copyrit/hl t 1557, 6f Che California .Uiectaicu 7'r^j.i
Whatcom. December 9th. — Dr. I. S. Kal
loch, ex-Mayor of San Francisco, died here
of diabetes to-day. He had been sick for
some time.
Will Make No Contest.
{Copyright, ISST, by the Ca'.i/crr.ia A:sociattu Press \
Av.ej.es. December :)th.— The City
Council has decided to issue cemrieaies to
the officers elected last Monday.
The Militiamen are Heady.
San Frascisco, December 9ib. — [Special.]
— The Brigade Assistant Adj-Jtant-Ge:ieral
waitt-,1 on Chief Crowley this .afternoon
and, on behalf of General Cutting, offered
the services of the militia in case they
should be needed in the event of an out
break among the Chinese highbinders.
A i I meeting of tbeChico Board of Trade
on Thursday evenine. General Bidwell
made an oiler to the Board to donate a tract
of fifty acres of bis land, lying a mile and
a half from town, to the" State Board of
Forestry for an experimental station.
Press Opinions on Blaiue's Rejoinder
— Republicans and the Tobacco
Tax— -Stanford's Proposed Bill.
Aiiiln •■-, of the National Committee to
American Voters.
W December 9th. — The call
for the nest National Republican Conven
tion has been issued by the committee to
the Republican electors of the United
States, fixing the Convention at Chicago,
June 1!'. 1888. It reads :
Republican electors in the several States,
and voters — without regard to past political
affiliations, dillerence or action — who be
lieve in the American principle ot a pro
tective tarifi' for the defense and develop
ment of home industries, and the eleva
tion of home labor ; who would reduce
the national taxes and prevent the accumu
lation of a surplus in the Treasury, in
harmony with this principle; who are op
posed to the attempt, now more openly and
avowed tnan ever before, to establish a
policy which would strike down American
labor to the level of the underpaid and op
pressed workers in foreign lands; who favor
naval and coast defenses which would en
able the L'nited States to conduct interna
tional negotiations with self-respect; who
gratefully cherish the defenders of the coun
try; who condemn and resent the con
tinued and unjust exclusion of rapidly
growing Territories, which have indis
putable title to admission into the
sisterhood of States: who favor free
schools and popular education ; a free
and honest ballot, and a fair count : the
protection of every i-itizen of the United
States in his legal rights at home and
abroad ; a foreign policy that shall extend
our trade and commerce to every land and
clime, and shall properly support the dig
nity of the nation, and the promotion of
friendly and harmonious relations and in
tercourse between all the States — are cor
dially invited to unite under this call in
the formation of a national ticket.
Each State shall be entitled to four dele
gates at large, and for each Representative
at large two delegates, and each Congres
sional District, each Territory, and the
District of Columbia, to two delegates.
The delegates at large shall be chosen by
State Conventions railed in not less than
twenty days alter published notice, and
not less than thirty days before the meet
ing of the National Convention. Congres
sional District and Territorial delegates
shall be chosen in the same manner as the
nomination of members of Congress are
made in the same district. An alternate
far each delegate shall be elected in the
same manner and at the same time. All
notices of contest must be tiled with the
National Committee, in writing, accom
panied by a printed statement of the
grounds, which shall be made public.
Chairman Jones has appointed the fol
lowing committee to visit Chicago and ap
point a local Committee of Arrangement?,
ta take charge of the preparations for the
Convention: J. S. Clarkson, of Iowa: A.
L. Conger, of Ohio ; G. A. Hobart, of New
Jersey; Powell Clayton,of Arkansas; Cyrus
Leland, Jr., of Kansas; Church Howe, of
Nebraska: N. W. Cuney, of Texas. Chair
man Jones and Secretary Fessenden are
member-; of the committee, ex-officio. The
committee elected J. S. Clarkson Chairman,
and a sub-committee, with full power, con
sisting of Clarkson, Conger, Clayton, Jones
and Kessenden.
Kt'l>ul>lii :iti- In Congress to Attack the
Tobacco Tax at Once.
[Copyrijltt, IS>7, by the California. Associated J'r'ia. [
Washington, December 9th. — It is re
ported that a resolution will he introduced
in the House at an early date by a promi
nent Republican for the repeal of the to
bacco tax. This resolution, if not smoth
ered by the Ways and Means Committee,
will be pressed for consideration as rapidly
as possible! and passed, with the expectation
that the President, in view of his message,
may veto it. The whole question of the
propriety of abolishing internal taxes be
fore reducing customs duties will thus be
brought up for discussion.
To the President's message, as contained in
his Paris interview with the New York
Tribune correspondent, is accepted as the
joinder of the issue on the tarill question
with Cleveland. That Blame will receive
the Republican nomination at Chicago on
June 19th is regarded as a foregone con
The Star to-ni^ht says : " His opponents,
while privately expressing doubts as to his
strength, particularly in New York, appear
to have no hopes of stemming the tide that
has set in his favor. Every political move
seems to turn in his direction, so far as the
nomination is concerned. His strength in
New York is questioned by many. It is
said that the stalwart element in that State,
though quiet at present, is as strong as
ever, and will be as potent against Mr.
Blame on election day : that he will have
the same opposition to contend with
that confronted him in 1884, and that
his chances of carrying that State
will be lessened by meeting this time
with a united Democracy, strengthened by
Cleveland's administration. Buteventhis,
it is thought, will be powerless to defeat
him in Convention, and it is claimed for
him by his friends that, with the platform
he has laid down for himself, he can carry
Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, North
Carolina and Alabama. The Democrats
concede that he could carry Virginia by a
Inr^re majority, should the Democrats in
the House fail to repeal the tobacco tax,
and he would stand the same chances un
der those circumstances ia North Carolina."
Cleveland* Message Causes Him to Ma-
terially Change His Plans.
London, December 9th. — Friends of
Blame have asserted that he had, until the
publication of the President's message,
given up all idea of becoming a candidate,
upon the ground that he did not believe
the Republican party could succeed.
Upon the direct issue of free
trade and protection he, however,
believes the Republicans can carry New
York, Connecticut, New Jersey and In
diana. He has had a number of consulta
tions with friends since the appearance of
Cleveland's message, and it was upon his
resolution to again permit his name to be
used as a candidate that he once more de
clared himself in his home organ as an un
swerving advocate of the protection theory.
Senator Stanford's Proposed Correction
of the Naturalization Laws.
[Copyright, IS.^7, by Uie California Asst-cialcd Pros.!
Wasiii.-u;ton, December Oth. — Senator
Stanford will a bill in Congress,
at the first opportunity, to amend the
naturalization laws 90 as" to provide that no
person immigrating from a foreign Jcoun
try to the United States can become a citi
zen until after a residence of twenty-one
years in the land of his adoption. Mr.
Stanford thinks that men of foreign birth
should pass through the same period of
probation before becoming citizens as is
exacted of the sons of Americans by birth.
No man born in this country can be a
voter until he has reached the ape of
twenty -one years. Foreigners who may be
unable to either speak or write the Eng
lish language, can come to the United
States under the existing laws, and after
live years' residence become voters and
citizens, having made the necessary
previous declarations.
Tlie Ex-Secretary Certain to be Confirmed
as Associate Supreme .Justice.
'Copyright, IS£7, tf the California JsstK"iattd Press.]
Washington, December 9th.— There is
but little, if any. doubt as to the con firma
tion of ifessrs. Lamar, Vilas and Dic.Wn
soq, nominated to be respectively Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court. Secretary or
tin? Inferior and Postmaster-General. "Mr
Lamar made quite a number of enemies as
Secretary of the Interior, on account of his
decisions against wealthy corporations, and
they would like an opportunity to knife
him. They will not have this opportunity,
as Senators Stanford and Stewart have de
clared their intention of votimr for him,
and there will be others injthe Republican
camp who will stand by him. No objec
tion is urged against the confirmation of
either Vilas or Dickinson.
Democratic and Republican Journals'
Comments on Bluiue'H Interview.
New York. December 9th. — In com
menting on Blame's message, the Ti>ne?
says: "This, then, is the sum of
Maine's policy, and as he is the
leader of the Republican party at pres
ent, it must be taken as the poiny ot the
Republicans until they repudiate it, and it
would be well for them to hasten to do it.
It is not a policy that it can go before the
country with."
The Tribune says: "Blame in Europe
speaks as an American. Cleveland in
America speaks as a British manufacturer,
anxious to be admitted without any charge
to a sLare of the best aud largest market in
the world."
The World a&yt: "The Maine statesman's
interview is, in fact, a proclamation that
Blame considers himsf-if to be the chesen
champion of protection, and that he is
ready to enter the Presidential list again as
such. President Cleveland stands for this
purpose. Blame comes forward as a
champion of the opposite idea. The Dem
ocratic party could not ask for a better is
The .Sim says: ''If brother Blame enter
tains such loose notions of the relation be
tween the Federal Government and States,
it strikes us that he would be a conspicu
ously until person to intrust with the man
agement of the nation's financial affairs. "
The House of Political Corruption.
[Copyright, ISoT, ly Uic California Associated Iras.}
New York, December !lrh.— The begin
ning of ISSB will witness the almost com
plete alienation of the Republican element
from the government of this city and the
establishment of the Democracy in full
contral of all the departments. "This has
not been the case before since 1557. With
the exception of the Police Board, the Re
publicans will have no representation as
chiefs in any single department of the
Republican Caucus Committee.
Washington, December 9th.— The Sen
ate Republican Caucus Committee finished
its list of committee assignments at 2
o'clock this afternoon. A Republican cau
cus is called for to-morrow morning.
Exaggerated Reports of the Eflectg of the
Lute Oregon Storm.
\CojtyrigU, ISS7, by tlic California. Associated Prets.]
Portlakd. Decjmber 9th.— Reports show
that previous reports of damage by this
weeks rain-storm in Oregon ar.d Washing
ton Territory have been exaggerated. The
Northern Pacific line between here and'fa
coma, which was reported washed out for a
section of twenty-five miles, is in running
order to-day. The track was submerged in
a few places, but the water subsided last
The Oregon Railroad and Navigation
line has suffered no damage. The Narrow
gauge lost one small bridge. The principal
loss is in logs, which were carried out of
the small streams into the Columbia river
and lost. This loss is variously estimated
at from $30,000 to ;£50,000. No damage has
been done in this city. There are very light
rains to-day, and the water is subsiding in
all directions.
An Kfl'ort to Have Villard's Projected
Portland Hotel Completed.
f Copyright, 18S7, by lf,c California Associated iVctt.l
Portland, December 9th.— A meeting of
citizens was held to-day to consider a
measure looking to the completion of the
hotel begun here four years ago by Henry
Villard on the block bounded by Morrison",
Yanibill, Sixth and Seventh streets. It is
opposite the PostolHce. A proposition was
submitted offering Mr. Villard a bonus or
$150,000 to complete the building «
ing to the original plans, and to furnish
and operate it as a first-class hotel. The
proposition is also open to any other per
son or corporation. It is understood that
Villard has tacitly promised to use his best
efforts to secure the completion of the ho
tel. There was subscribed to the fund at the
afternoon's meeting $52,000, and it is be
lieved that the entire amount can be raised
within a week.
Why We ll.vvi: Choueea. — In spite
of the remarkable success of sanitary poli
cing in the suppression of Asiatic cholera
in Calcutta — or possibly because of that
success?— the local Commissioners of health
have actually dismissed the corps of sani
tary inspectors that were employed a year
ago at the solicitation of their Health Offi
cer, Dr. Simpson, who complains bitterly
in his late report of this glaring exhibition
of indifference and stupidity. As Calcutta
and its region are the grand fount and ori
gin of this world-devastating plague, it he
comes an international question, and the
right of every country to demand of the
Government that lias assumed control of
that region to use all possible means to
stamp out the infection at its fountain
head. It would be eminently fit, and per
haps effectual, for other countries to place
an embargo on the commerce of Calcutta
in their ports until this obvious duty of
its authorities should be recognized. The
experience reported in the above-cited pas
sage from our files abundantly proves that
the extinction of Asiatic cholera is within
the power ol the British authorities in In
The Hotel in Yosf.mite.— J. J. Cook,
lessee of the Stoneman Hotel, accompanied
by D. F. Baxter, arrived in the city last
Saturday. They left Yosemite on Tuesday,
the 129 th nit Four inches of snow had
fa'len in the valley the first day of the
gtorrn, and at Tamarack Station and other
points on the summit it was eight inches
in depth. A private letter from Wawona,
under date of Monday, December sth, saya
the storm had compelled a temporary sus
pension of work on the Chilnualna'trail,
which will probably be left in an unfin
ished condition till spring: but the bridge
above the upper fall will undoubtedly be
completed this season. The weather'has
cleared up, and the snow was rapidly dis
appearing. Mr. Cook trot all his furniture
into the hotel just ahead of the storm. The
water supply pipe is laid, and even-thing
in and about the hotel is ready for the re
cepiinn of guests when the tourist season
commences. — ;>'. F. Call.
State Board of Trade.— The rooms of
the State Board of Trade are now full of
wonderful productions of the State. A
very Qne exhibit has been received from
Marin county, and is being placed at one
end of the hall. There is a border of palm
leaves and Japanese bamboo around the
collection. The bamboo is green and fresh
from the sea-girt county. Large photos of
Marin scenery, in heavy oaken frames,
diversify the shelves of fruits, wines,
vegetables, etc. There are good specimens
of silk from San Rafael, and large mangel
wurzels from the same vicinity, one meas
uring three feet nine inches in length and
eight inches in diameter. Shasta county
hss asked for information regarding the
mode of affiliation with the Board, and at
the same time shipped an exhibit, which is
on the way. — Baa I'rancitco Call.
A Sheep Slaughter.— Last Tuesday,
during the heavy storm, a portion of the
fence on the railroad near Whitney's
Station, Placer county, was in some
manner thrown down, and a band
of aheep belonging to J. T.
Whitney strayed through the gap and
wandered along the track until they came
to a cut which protected them from the
weather, where they huddled close together.
During the night a train came along, and
now Mr. Whitney mourns the loss of 170
sheep. The entire track from one end of
the cut to the other was bespattered with
blood and wool, and presented a very san
guinary appearance.
The stakes in the C'araey-McAuliffe fight
have been withdrawn, and {he fight is now
entirely off.
The Metal Boom— Baby Pianists-
Herr Mint Allowed Bail— Jake
Sharp Very 111— Etc.
The President Meets " Rum, Romanism
Mud Rebellion" Face to Fam.
\CopjrifU, IS.S7, Ij tUe California -iaociattd I'rtSsA
Washington, December 8 h. — President
and Mrs. Cleveland gave a reception at the
White House thifl morning to delegates to
the Evangelical Alliance of America.
There were about 1,500 ladies and gentle
men in the party. When all thst could
gain admittance to the east parlor were as
sembled, the President and Mrs. Cleveland
entered by a private door. Mrs. Cleveland
wore a tawn-colored silk dress trimmed
with green and gold braid, and wore no
William E. Dodge, or New York, in a
short speech thanked the President and
Mrs. Cleveland for the opportunity given
the members of the Alliance to pay their
respects, and the President replied ma very
appropriate manner. Mr. Dodge then in
tioducee the delegates to Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland. The venerable Dr. McCosh, of
Princeton, was the first one introduced, and
he was very cordially welcomed by the
President and hia wife.
The thirteenth minister who was intro
duced to Mr. Cleveland was Rev. Dr. Bar
chard, of New York, who, about three
ytars ago, on a similar occasion, in New
York, told Mr. Blame about " Ruin, Ro
manism and Rebellion."
As Burchard was presented a broad smile
passed over Cleveland's face, Mrs. < .'lce
land laughed, and the crowd broke out in
spontaneous appluuse and laughter. The
reverend gentleman seemed surprised by
the warmness of the reception, and, shak
ing hands very rapidly with Mrs. Cleve
land, he moved along in the line.
A Chicago Millionaire Figures in a Sen-
satlonal Divorce Case.
Chicago, December Oth. — James I). Car
son, the General Manager of the Chicago
and Western Indiana Railroad, and also
the General Manager of theßelt-Line Rail
road, has been made the defendant in a
sensational divorce suit, instituted by his
wife, Mary Oakley Carson.
The case was the first one filed in the
Circuit Court yesterday, but the bill was at
once suppressed "for service.'' Mrs. Car
son's solicitor refused absolutely to disclose
the contents of the bill, or even" to say who
the complainant was. it was ascertained
from other sources, however, that the lady
makes startling accusations of cruelty, un
faithfulness and drunkenness.
She is the daughter of James W. Oakley,
a millionaire tanner, who lives in a stately
mansion on Drexel Boulevard. She was a
few years ago a leading society belle here.
The defendant is the son of John It. Carson,
the railway magnate, the President of the
Louisville. New Albany and Chicago Rail
road, and a Beveral times millionaire. The
Court officials are very reticent regarding
the affair, and refuse to allow the bill to be
.Subjects Discussed at the Conference of
the Evangelical Alliance.
Washington, December 9th. — At the
opening of the Conference of the Evangeli
cal Alliance this morning. Rev. Dr. Storrs'
paper on " The Necessity of Co-operation
now in Christian Work,"' was read by Dr.
Chamberlain of Brooklyn, Dr. Storrs being
111. The paper alludes to the perils arising
from the misuse of wealth, illiteracy, and
estrangement of many from the church.
The great thing needed is to gather up and
concentrate our power.
Bishop Harris, of Michigan, said it would
be madness to remain divided in this hour
Of danger. We must be equally opposed
to imperialism and socialism. The bible,
the Sabbath and liberty of conscience must
be defended. In the West, in small towns
several churches, by their competitons, af
ford a spectacle to make thedevil laugh and
angels weep, and in citiesthe need of union
is equally great. Our divisions have im
poverished our love for man.
The Typhold-I'over Epidemic Along the
Slonongahela River.
PmsBDBO (Pa.), December 9th. — The
typhoid-fever epidemic continues to.spread,
and physicians of the district south of the
Monongahela river are so overwerked that
they barely get more than three or four
hours rest out of the twenty-four. One
physician has from li"> to 150 patients un
der treatment. The disease is of a mild
type, and but few deaths have been re
ported. It attacks the young and old alike,
among the new cases of the past twenty
four hours being a child three years of age
and a woman eighty-one years old.
Since Wednesday, thirty-four new cases
have been reported to the Board of Health.
Bad water is said to be the cause of the out
A Chance for the California Copper Mines
to Open Up Again.
New York, December 4th. — A lioston
dispatch says an Eastern metal firm has
oilered to take the entire production of all
the copper mines in this country, except
Calumet and Hecla, for the ensuing year at
154 cents per pound. The syndicate appar
ently intends buying every ton of copper
until the market prices reach $S0 per ton.
The extraordinary advance in iron in
Glasgow duriDg the last three days has,
according to private cables, had the effect
of rousing the speculative spirit to an ex
traordinary pitch on the other side. New
York metal men say the excitement in the
European iron market is naturally having
a great effect upon all subsidiary metals
over the whole world.
N' End of Juvenile Muglcal Genhnes in
This Country.
Shew York, December Uth. — The playing
of Joseph Hofmann, the wonderful 10-year
old pianist, has occasioned a general search
here for youthful phenomena on the stage.
At Dockstadter's Minstrels yesterday a
dozen prodigies appeared in answer to an
advertisement. Fannie Xaegeli, 8 years
old, played a Weber waltz astonishingly.
Gussie Kent, a year older, showed surpris
ability. Gavin"Granville and the young
sters made free with Beethoven and other
revered composers, while the playing of
Albert Weinstein, who indulged in classi
cal compositions, elicited general comment.
The result showed that child pianists are
plenty here.
A Chicago Jail Prisoner Fonnil Armed
With a Pistol and Ammunition.
Chicago, December !)th.— The authorities
at the count}- jail are said to be much wor
ried over the discovery of the possession of
contraband articles by prisoners. Follow
ing the sensation caused by the Lingg
bomb and the Engel poison. "it is now as
serted that one of the most desperate crim
inals in the jail was discovered the other
day to have in his possession a revolver and
ammunition. The jail officials suppress all
information, but it is asserted that there
was a well-conceived plot to arm several
noted criminals in the jail, when a plan
would be carried out for escape by shooting
down the guards, if necessary.
Secretary Whitney's Hngaboo Again Un-
der Discussion.
Washington. December !»lh— The report
of Captain Bunce. commanding the cruiser
Atlanta, and the indorsement of the Bu
reau officers of the Navy Department upon
the subject, were made public to-day. The
only new phase of the matter is "the in
dorsement of Secretary Whitney, which
disposes of the subject in the "following
language : " The Department deems that
t)je Atlanta shonid have some continuous
service before the changes are made.
The suggestions of Captain Bunce
are valuable and entirely proper.
Doubtless, without any expectation that
comments upon the ship would be
treated as anything else than professional
discussions for the benefit of the depart
ment in the future, many of the criticisms
have been discussed heretofore, and some
of her known defects were intentionally
overlooked by her designers for the pur
pose of securing benefits in other direc
tions. Aside from the lack of speed, she
represents a type with merits and defects,
and the balance can be struck after she has
had service. None of the alleged defects
have been reproduced in subsequent ves
sels now in course of construction."
California Pensions.
[Copgrt&t, 1887, Ij tt' Cattfm nia Aaociclcd 2Vett.J
Wamiinhton, December (»:h.— The fol- I
lowing ;>t-nsions have been granted to resi
dents ot California : A. H. Powers, Sacra
mento; Edward Power, 1). 1.. Forts. San
Francisco; 11. W. Nutt, Woodland ; Jas.
M- Bniden. Oroville ; J. B. Mackey, Confi
dence; A. L. Noles, Sonora; Joel Hiatt,
Healdsburg; W. A. P. Ahrteig, Col fax j D.
N. Cruson, Oakland.
Jacob Sharp's Ilenlth.
. . .-. i 7, by the < ■„aAt o , tal Pros.]
New YORK, December 9th.— Jacob Sharp
is reported to-day by his physician to be so
ill that death at any time should not occa
sion surprise, Jif improved immediately
after his reiei.S3 from Ludlow-Street Jail,
but has grown weaker *inr.e. Only a few
intimate friends are permitted to see him.
The coiitinement in jail during the hot
weather is said to have worn on him badly.
He is aged ~2 years.
Not Ready for Statehood.
1 CopyrigU, ISS7, by U,e California Associated rresi.i
Washington, December 9th.— Delegate
Voorhees, of Washington Territory, will
not ask for the admission of that Territory
as a State at the present session of Con
gress. Next year, however, he will make a
strong bid for its admission.
Sensational Arrest.
Peoria, December 9th. — A great sensa
tion was caused last* evening by the arrest
of Hartman Plagg, the Marshal of South
Peoria, a very prominent man in politics.
It seems that he was yesterday indicted by
the Grand Jury for the murder of hfs
father-in-law, Joseph Colditz, on the sth of
July, 1880. On Die evening of that day
Mr. Colditz was found dead, with a bullet
hole through bis heart. The weapon was
found within three feet of Colditz's body.
The jury brought in a verdict that he was
murdered by unknown parties. Plagg
says his arrest was caused by his sister-in
law for purposes of blackmail.
Death of a Veteran.
Washington-, December 9th. — Captain S.
S. Jilacklbrd. formerly of the Capitol po
lice, dropped dead on Indiana Avenue
about hulf-past 10 o'clock this morning.
He was originally from Ohio, but after serv
ing throughout the late war and losing one
arm in battle he came to this city, and was
for several years Captain of the Capitol Po
lice. Subsequently he became connected
with the Agricultural Department.
Eoil Out on Rail.
New York, December 9th.— An applica
tion was made to-day in the Supreme Court
for the admission to bail ot Johann Most,
in wuose case an appeal has been taken
from the judgment of the Court of General
Sessions. The application was granted and
Most was released on $5,000 bail.
The Glass-workers' Strike.
Pittsbcku (.Pa.), December 9th.— This
afternoon President Smith, of the Ameri
can Flint-Glass Workers' Association, or
dered a general strike of table-ware work
men, to take effect to-morrow. The strike
will be against the rules and the scale
adopted by the manufacturers.
Three Seamen Lost.
Lkwhs (Del.), December 9th. — Captain
Vaneman, of the coasting schooner Nellie.
S. Jerrell, reports that last evening the
Jerrell was struck by the steamer Algiers,
from New York for Galveston, and -link
immediately. The steward and two men
were lost.
ISascball Matters.
Cincinnati, December 9th.— At the meet
ing of the American Baseball Association
to-day a resolution was adopted raising the
admission rate from 25 to 50 cents.
A Baseball Reporters' Association was
formed here to day.
Western Union Denial.
New Fobs, December nth. — Both the.
President and General Manager of the
Western Union Telegraph Company cor
roborated the statement made in London i
to-day denying the reported disagreement
between the Western Union and the Cable
The G. A. K. Encampment.
Columbus (O.), December 9th.— The Ex
ecutive Committee of the Council of Ad
ministration of the Grand Army of the
Republic has decided to hold the next
grand encampment at Columbus in the
second week of September ne.xt.
Not Guilty.
Sioux City (la.), December 9th.— The
Arensdorf jury reported at 9 o'clock this
evening a verdict ot not guilty.
A Dinner to Cli mberlaln.
Washington, December :uh. — Secretary
and Mrs. Whitney gave a handsome dinner
this evening to Hon. Joseph Chamberlain.
Congressman Thompson expects to have
every Republican working on Mare island
_ Bull tights are in progress in Paso del
Norte, Mexico, and many exciting scenes
are being enacted in the ring.
John Keenan, of Jake Sharp boodle
fame, is investing large sums of money in
Canada, presumably for his pals.
William Taylor has been arrested at Napa
for manslaughter, for killing an Italian
named Antone, in the redwoods, last Sun
Military authorities at Halifax say that
the story circulated last night of an attempt
to explode the gun-cotton tank at George's
Island was a hoax.
The jury in the case of Le Roy, for the
killing of F. M. Fridges, at Visalia, after
being out sixteen hours, brought in a ver
dict of manslaughter.
At Winslow, thirty miles west of Hol
brook, A. T., a cowboy named John Taylor
attempted to ride into Page's saioon ; and
was shot dead by the bartender.
John Hutcheson. Governor of British
Columbia, left suddenly on Monday night.
It is said that he is a defaulter to a small
amount. He is supposed to be at Port An
Armstrong Brothers & Co., of Glasgow,
the largest operators in the iron ring, have
failed, owing to the rise in the price of pig
iron. The iron markets there are excited,
and there is a great amount of speculation.
A good many veneered buildings are be
ing put up in San Diego. These are wooden
structures built inside the fire limits, in
closed with a single brick wall on the
sides, so as to comply with the city ordi
Coffee as a Germicide. — Professor
Heim, as quoted in the Canada Health
Journal, lias recently by many and careful
experiments shown that caffeine is death
to micro-organisms, that infusions of ani- i
mal matter in coflee may be exposed to
the air without gathering mold, that the
bacilli of cholera cannot live in coffee, and |
that under its influence, the microbes gen- j
gated in pus perish forthwith. The value '
of coflee in typhoid and malarial fevers J
has been long known, but has been attrib
uted to the tonic effects of the caffeine on !
the nervous system. By Heim's showing, I
however, results seems to be due to thi- '■
antiseptic properties of coffee.
* Ma-ntfaitlrk of Fas.— lt i, said that j
eight pin manufactories in New England
produce annually 2,000,000 packs of pins.
Each pack contains 3,360 pin?, which
makes a total yearly production of 6,720,
--000,000 pins. These are usually put up in j
large cases — each case containing 672,000 j
pins. In England the daily production of
i.in- b estimated at 15,000,000. An au- ;
thority on the subject says: "Themanu-;
facture of pins is regarded as one of the !
greatest prodigies of the diversion of labor, '
furnishing, as it does, 12,000 articles for '
the bum of 75 cinU, which requires the '
united diligence of fourteen skillful op
Paupers Sneaking in Through Can
ada—Goblet Gives Up Cabinet-
Making— The Czar-Ete.
A Humored Spirited Military Council of
Vienna, December Stb.— lt is reported
that at a military council held to-day
Archduke Albrecht and Count Kalnoky
favored a waiting policy on the part of
Austria, but General Yon Berk and other
officials advised immediate activity. The
Kraperor decided in favor of moderation.
Count Kalnoky declined to send a note to
Russia, because he thought this would
likely precipitate matters.
Ckacow. December 9th.— Orders have
been issued to place the Fifth, Seventh
and Eleventh Russian Army Corps on a
war footing.
The Czar on Tuesday, received the com
manders of these corps, Generals Schach
orfski, Aller, Dandeville and Poluboia
rinoff, all of whom were afterward present
at a military council.
Goblet Gives Dp the Task of Forming a
New Cabinet.
Paris, December 3th. — M. Goblet has in
formed President Caxnot that, owing to the
refusal of several statesmen to join him, he
is unable to form a Cabinet. The President
has, therefore, made another appeal to AI.
Follieres to undertake the task. M. Follieres
will inform him of his decision to-night.
The dissension among the Republicans
London, December !>th. — A dispatch re
ceived here from Paris states that M.
Follieres has agreed to form a Cabinet, and
it is thought that he will select several
Ministers who were in theßouvier Cabinet.
Paris, December 9th.— The Cabinet is
almost composed. Folliers will be Minis
ter of the Interior and President of the
Council, ltouvier of Finance, Flourens ot
Foreign Affairs, Perron of War, Berby of
Marine, Spuller of Public Instruction,
Bailiant ot Public Work, Faye of Justice,
Dautresmes of Commerce, ?nd Develle of
Squalid Iteings Seeking; America by Way
of Canada Ports.
Montreal, Deo ruberliib. — On thesteam
ship Parisian's last trip to the St. Lawrence
she landed, among her immigrants, a dozen
of the most squalid and miserable men,
women and children who have ever been
seen here. It is thought that these un
fortunate creatures, who have been wander
ing about the outskirts of the city for the
last fortnight, living on charity, must be
Turks, as they speak no language with
which any one here is conversant. Seven
or eight of them succeeded in getting over
to Quebec yesterday, and have been loafing
around in a most objectless manner through
the streets, exciting general surprise and
The police finally had to arrest one man
and two women for persisting in sitting
down in doorways, impeding the ingress
and egress. Whenever one of their num
ber was spoken to by the constable the
parly exhibited a card bearing the words
" I'rotected Vaccinated."' It is said that
these poor people are here on their way to
the back-door of the United States, by
which they hope to get into that country,
the laws of which prohibit their entry.
Americans here are indignant that such
miserable wretches should be allowed to
use the Canadian soil as a roadway across
the border.
Particular:! of the Attempt to Explode
the Halifax Fort.
Halifax, December Oth.— ln spite of the
denials of the story of an attempt to blow
up the Halifax Fort, the Tribune says:
In the center of the harbor, and nearly
opposite the principal part of the
cilv. is a small island, not over
20li yards square. On this island is
one of the stronp-yt forts in America.
At present it is used as the headquarters of
the Submarine "Mining and Torpedo De
pot. A tank has been built there which
contains many tons of gun-cotton. About
11 o'clock last night the daughter of one of
the soldiers on the island was surprised
to see three men working at the gun-cotton
tank. She gave the alarm. When
some of the soldiers arrived on the
spot two of the intruders took to their
heels. The third, finding he was alone,
started after them with the remark, "I ain't
going to do all the dirty work!" Before
they could be captured they got into a boat
and were soon out of sight.
If the men had fired the gun-cotton
tank, the whole island would have been
blown out of existence.
Home Rule, Not Disunion.
Glasuow, December Oth. — Delegates of
the Scotch Home-Rule Union who have
been making a tour of Ireland, have re
turned and report that the Irish people are
eager for peace, that their demands are
moderate and that the National League is
the chief agency for the maintenance of law
and order. Thes* say they are convinced
that the Irish are Home-Rulers and not
Separatists. No one in Ireland fears relig
ious 'persecution. The delegates declare
that the measures taken by the present
English Government are ineffective and
irritate the mass of the Irish nation.
Russian Students on a "Toot."
Moscow, December 9th.— A large crowd
of University students made an attack to
day on M. lirigalolT, the Government In
spector. They ulso hissed Count Kapnist,
Rector of the University, and engaged in
other riotous demonstrations. A force of
Cossacks was called out to suppress the
disturbance. The troopers charged upon
the students, applying the knout vigor
ously, and the crowd was quickly dis
persed. Several hundred students were ar
Doesn't Like Balfonr.
Dublin, December 9th.— Lord Mayor Sul
livan, who is a prisoner in Tullamore jail,
has been notified that he will be allowed to
receive visitors for two hours daily, pro
vided he promises that no documents shall
pass between him and the visitors. Sulli
van says he will accept the concession, if i:
does not emanate from Balfour.
Czar and Emperor.
St. Petersp.cpj:. December 9th.— The
Czar gave a banquet last night to the
Knights of .St. George, and offered a toast
to the health of Emperor William, who is
the oldest Chevalier of the order. The
band played the Prussian national anthem
when the Czar offered the toast.
The Pope* Temporal Power.
Vienna. December 9th. — At the Catholic
| demonstration to complete the congratnla
: tory address to the Pope, a strong feeling
was manifested in favor of the restoration
of the papacy to temporal power.
Sexton's Generosity.
I IK'hi.i.n. December 9th. — In consequence
of the imprisonment of his colleagues.
Sexton will abardr.n his usual shrievalty
banquet and distribute £100 among the
poor instead.
The Financial l'alse.
Ix)NDoy, December 9th.— The stock mar
kets opened strong this moruins, but have
since become weaker on the rumors that
Connt Kalnoky, the Austro - Hungarian
Prime Minister, had resiLrr.etl.
A ''Hoo-doo'il" Ship.
London, December 9th.— The British
bark Embletou, which arrived at Queens
town from San Francisco, reported that on
the voyage one seaman committed suicide,
is the only paper on the
: coast, outside of Ban Fran
cisco, that receives fall Asso
ciated Press .iv snitches from
all psrts of the world.
WHOLE NO, ] 1,435.
another was drowned, and a third fell and
broke his leg and arm.
I'riin <• and Pugilist.
London, December 9th.— John L. Sulli
van boxed witii Jack A.shton in the pres
ence of the Prince of Wales to-night. The
pngilist was introduced 'o the Prince who
expressed himself OS delighted with the
Limerick Police Fooled.
DpßLnr, Doiember 9th —The memorial
to the Manchester martyrs was unveiled at
Limerick to-night. The police were sur
prised, and did not interfere. Six thousand
persons were present.
A Representative Colored Man of North
Carolina Inspecting TIU« Section.
Marcus I.angly, an intelligent colored
citizen, arrived in Sacramento yesterday
from the eastern portion of North Carolina.
He comes here to spy out the land, and
make arrangements fur an immigration of
his people to thus coast. A representative
of the Rucohp-Pbiow met Mr. Langly last
evening, and found him to be an Intelli
gent and interesting gentleman. He was
delighted with California and wit!: Sacra
mento. After baing introduced, In- handed
the reporter some manuscript, remarking,
"Those are my credentials, .sir." Ttiey
reud as follows:
C'oxvili.e, Pitt CotWTT, N. C.,1
November 26, 1887. 1
TO all the sr who are Interested in the improve
ment of the laboring classes ot men these loiters
arc mhlrcssed, to inform them that the many
friends of Marcus I.angly have reposed
dence iv him t<> go od a mission to California to
view the situation and report back to them. Wo
see newspaper reports that wages are higher in
California tlian in any other State in the
T'nion, and that colored labor is prefer
able to Chinese labor. This i.s a big thing
lor the laboring class of men who be
lieve that Americana should rule America,
should ameliorate her laborers, and choose
Marcus Lang}? to aid in the work by telling the
truth on Cafllbrnla, It may prove inoru ability
lor him to say ihat he is a Primitive Baptist
preacher, with such familiarity and power ol
speech to disseminate correct information to his
Signed by William H. King, Sheriff of Pitt
county; J. I). Murphy, Henry Sheppard, J. J.
Perkins, F. J. Johnson, Kyant iietk'.lne '
The document waa indorsed by E. A.
Moyc, C'.erk of the Superior Court "of Cox
county, who testified to the integrity of
Mr. Langly and the signers of the paper,
and had the seal of the county attached.
"How did you come to get the California
fever,'' ijueried the repor!< r.
'Well, I'll tell you, sir. Times are very
hard on poor people in North Carolina.
We cannot get Meady employment, and
when we do wages are very poor indeed,
and on the other hand provisions are bigh.
!f a man gets forty cents a day for labor he
is doing well, and $2 60 per week for the
best labor is called high. In the cotton
picking season this year we could only get
thirty-live and forty cents a hundred.
Every day our streets are crowded with
forced idlers, and the county roads are ful!
of people with their blankets on their backs
trudging from place to place in search ot
work. We heard of California. Some of
our people can read, and a few California
papers ft 11 into their hand's, anil the won
derful things we read of made us beiieve
that this was the land of promise. Here
we c.jiild get plenty of work and good
wages. Ho a 1 were we to get here, and how
were we to prove tne correctness of those
stories was the first thing to consider. I
am very well known in that portion of the
State by the colored people, and they unan
imonsly agreed that I should go into this
unknown country, that I should penetrate
this far-famed paradise and report to them
the result of my investigations. 'We were
all poor, and how was I to get the money
necessary to make the trip. I preached
several sermons and took up collections,
but the poverty of the people was such
that it was impossible to ra ; se the funds
necessary in this manner. My first collec
tion was sixty-three cents, my last one one
dime, i made up mind that my people
must have a deliverance. I determined tc
be their Moses, and, selling my hogs am?
cattle, leaving my family with sU m ..i
rations, 1 am here.
''You rsk how I came to bring up in
Sacramento. Well, I'll tell you. I took a
map of California, and looking for the
Capita] I found it was Sacramento. I did
not know a soul in this State ; neither did
any of my people. So I thought I would
write to your Governor. I wrote him, am'
here is his reply :
Bach wtfnto, October 17. 1887.
Maxait iAmgly, OoxvUle, PUt Counts, North turr.
Una— I>n.*r: Sii:: Yours on he tth i!i>lanl has
been received. The < lovernor desires me to say
in reply that he would be glad to welcome c.
large immigration of your people to California
Personally, of course, he has no means at his
command to assist too. and as the Legislature is
not in session, and will not be until January.
1889, he would have no authority to act. lie
believes it wouKl t>c hettor for the Lett interests
oftbe stiite If colored labor could be iutroduced
here, so as to force out Chinese or coolie Ijlkjt
but how to do it is the proposition ." At the
present writing, no delinitc or useful informa
tion could be given you. bat the Governor de
sires me to say that be will lake the subject Into
earnest consideration, and will write* to you
again, Yours, truly,
M. D. Boiu-ck, Private Secretary.
" You notice the Governor said he would
write me again. Weil, hp did not, but
we were so woll-pleased with his letter
that we concluded to call and see him
anyhow. I wrote him on the Ist that ]
wouhl call on him on the 9th and yes
terday I was as good as my word. T
called at the Capitol and was kindly re
ceived by the Governor and his Private
Secretary, Mr. Bornck. To find such gen
tleman in such highsocia! and political sta
tions manifest so much interest in myself
and my people, was an unexpected pleasure.
The Governor will assist me, so he says, in
making arrangements so that my people
can at some future time come to California
and take positions as laborers now occupied
by an objectionable class. The families
that I represent, and those tor whom I de
sire to secure situations, aro first-class in
every respect, honest, honorable and in
dustrious. Those that are not are as well ofi
in North Carolina as they aro here, and
will never get to California fhrongh any
assistance of mine.
" How do I like California? Well,
sir, the fondest dreams of my life are real
ized. The paradise that has been written
about is a perfect Eden. The climate, the
coil, the productions and the people, from
what I can see and learn are an improve
ment on those of many other portions of
the globe. Tue man who cannot live
happy and contented in this country, with
her fruits, flowers and evident prosperity,
would not be contented in that mansion,
the keys of the front door of which are hek 1
by St. Peter."
He said the fare- from Charlotte, North
Carolina, to Sacramento, is $50 2. r >, and he
would like to make arrangements with
parties desiring good laborers to bring out
a dozen or more families. They will work
out the money advanced for their fare. 1
want to get my people, that is the good
ones, out here. To be blessed on earth is
to get a passport from North Carolina to
California. Mr. Langly became very en
thusitlsUu of the coil and productions,
when ho narrated what he saw from lin
ear windows in the last two hundred miles
of his journey.
" I .im told," hesaid "that Chinese domes
tics are getting from $3 to $8 per week, j
would like to till all those places with
good intelligent boys and girls from North
Carolina. We do not want the earth, and
would be satisfied with the wages paid
Chinese labor. Wo can give you as good
cooks, waiters, cab-drivo^, gardeners, field
workers as the world can produce, f can
and will vouch for their honesty and in
tegrity. From what I have learned to-day
I can see that there are openings for many
Of my people who can fill places now
occupied by the Chinese, and make for
themselves from $1 to $1 50 per day, and
others where they can get steady employ
ment at from $40 to $50 per month and
board. Keally, sir, I am co.-utrained to
say that the California papers have not
■ lieil : about their country, but on the con
trary have not to.d half. lam here to
Ex-UGngre*snian K. <'. Deering, who dicti
at Osage, la., was born in Denmark, Me.
In 1850 he went to California, where he
made considerable money, and returning to
Maine in ]So 2, he embarked in the manu
facture of paner.
Mrs. Maugic Montgomery, a young rutr
ried woman, stabbed her husband. Aler
der Montgomery, in the abdomen, dnrinp a
quarrel, at their residence, in Green Point
H. V.. Thursday night.

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