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Confidence is re
ported in the recovery
of the Crown Prince of
"At Christmas, play and make good cheer,
For Christinas comes but once a year.''
I dare say there is no person in the State
who has ever seen a more pleasing sight in
a Dry Goods Store than the RED HOUSE
presents to-day. There are between thirty
and forty departments in our Stores. In
front of each department there has been
placed a Christmas Tree from twelve to
fifteen feet high. Each tree is trimmed
with goods representing the Department
it is in, besides athousand fantastical things
of many colors and shapes. On WEDNES
DAY EVENING NEXT we shall decorate
these trees with hundreds of wax candles,
all of which will be burning at the same
time. This will be a brilliant sight for the
little ones to see. The public are cordially
invited fco see this illumination. Children
must be accompanied by their parents.
Some of the Many Things in Our Toy Department :
And a thousand other small trinkets too
numerous to mention. Each day this week
we shall have new novelties to show the
Nos. 714 and 716 J Street,
629 J" STmEIET.
Louis Roederer
IT HIT X I-A nil. (Sweet or Rich).
I- r.i >\vs i. \ 1:1 i. (Dry).
The Finest Champagnes in the World.
The Old Stylo of Wax Capsnle has
heon discarded, the present style of
packing boinar more neat and cleanly.
CAKTE KL.tSCHE, White Label, White
Foil Capsule and White Star Seek
URAND TO SEC, Brown Label, Brown
Foil Capsnle and Brown Star Neck
B6T" To avoid imitation, see that
each and every Bottle bears
the Private Label of
Sole Agrents for the Paciilc Coast.
Having the Wax Capsules.
X WINKS AND 1.1.Jl oils.
116 and 118 X St., bet. Front and Second, Sae'to.
Sacramento, Cal-, Wholesale and Retail.
jay We take pains to supply what other deal
era canoot find. 4p-Ur
Bazar, No. 609 X street. Christmas tree lan
ems two for 5 cents; toy dishes, 5 cts. a set. ipft
Plod] Goods, Albums, Novelties iv Ivory
ami (iold Picture Frames, Steel Engravings
Etchings and Pastille Crayons. «- All Btvles
of Picture Frames made to order. Call and' see
for yourselves. •13-lptojul
A. WALTER, 824 J ST.
«- Look at the delirious Holiday Goods. Candy
Toys and Fruits. ALL HOM*K-MADK.lplm
House Furnishing and Builders'
49- Mechanics' Fine Tools a Specialty.
No. 7<M J .*t., Sacramenlo. Cal. n3O-lplm
constantly on hanl a large supply of Spare
ribs, Tenderloin, Pigs' Keet, Pigs' Heads, Hame
Bacon, Lard, shoulders. Smoked Beef, Cooked
Meats, and a full supply of Choice Sausages of
all kinds, at WX and 1022 X STREET. 05-lmlp
i:e* tott tvish
To make both ends " MEET,"' see that
neither end is bone, or go to
C. WEISEL & CO., 726 and 72s L st.,
*»• Fine Pork and Bologna Sausage constantly
on hand. Pure Kettle-Rendered Lard, and a
No. 1 Breakfast Bacnn a Specialty. Ip3m
. 729 to 7 5 J street, and fitted up his shop in
tirst-elass style, with newch«ire ol the latest
improved pattern, is now prepared to accommo
date those desiring a clean shave. Hair-cutting
and sh&mpojing a specialty.
n26-lplm J. W. GILE3.
lAI d 1018 . 102 ° FIFTn STREET. BACRA.
LI/ ID, memo. NEUBOI'RG & LAGES, Pro
prietors Manufacturers of Malt and all kinds
of Meals. Would call special attention to our
Kiln-dried Commeal, Oatmeal, etc. Also, deal
ers in Hops, Corks, Produce, Grain, Feed and a
general assortment of Brewers' Supplies.
«-Exchange sold on all principal cities in
Europe. lp
Train Robbery in the Texas Wilds-
Congressional Topics — The
Zunis and Chinese.
The Stockton Convention Apparition
Threatens to Materialize A^tin.
{Copyright, ISS7, h'j the California Associated Press.]
Washington, December 11th. — While
Special Agent Chalmers, of the Depart
ment of Justice, has not completed the re
port of his investigation of District At
torney Carey's oflice.no doubt is entertained
here that it will rellect seriously upon the
competency of that official. As far as
known, Mr. Carey's accounts are in per
fect condition, and no reflection upon his
integrity will be made. The complaint
against him seems to be that he is un
familiar with the rules of practice in Fed
eral Courts, which differ materially from
the practice in State Courts. Several in
dictments drawn by Carey have been de
feclive in form, and Justice Field last sum
mer, sitting on the bench in the Circuit
Court of California, called attention to this
fact. Carey's refusal to employ Delmaa as
associate counsel in the Benson cases, until
directed to do so by the Department of
Justice, has, it is believed, revived the old
Stockton Convention fight, and those who
opposed Field in that Convention will try
to oust Carey. That Chalmers will be un
favorable to Carey seems evident, and on
the basis of that report an attempt to cause
his removal will be made.
Probable Repeal of Several of the Land
Laws Now in Force.
[Copyright. 18S7, by the California Associated Press.\
Washington, December llth.— People
interested in the legislation that may come
before the Public Lands Committee may
be interested to know that the forfeiture of
the railroad land grants, except two or
three aggravated cases, will not be pushed
as vigorously as last year, but that the pre
emption, timber-culture and desert land
laws will be repealed ; additional safe
guards against fraudulent acquirements of
the public lands adopted ; an Act passed to
prevent, by circumvention rather than
prosecution, the illegal fencing of the pub
lic lands, and adoption of regulations to do
away with the deposit system in surveys,
and to secure more rapid and accurate sur
veys of the public domain.
There is some opposition to any tinker
ing with the Alien Land Act, but the al
most unanimous demand of the Governors
of Territories in their reports this year for
an exception in favor of allowing aliens to
invest in mines, will probably have some
effect on Congress.
How the Ensuing Week is Likely to be
Consumed iv Washington.
[Copyrigld, 18,^7, by the California tuartitni Press. \
Washington, December 11th.— The Senate
is expected to formally elect its committees
to-morrow, thus ratifying the work which
the Republicans on their part have already
performed in caucus, and which the Demo
crats will have accomplished before the
body is called to order. Little besides the
introduction of bills is likely to occur dur
ing the remainder of the week in the open
sessions of the Senate.
The President has before him 3t>o mes
sages nominating Postmasters alone, all of
which have been appointed during the re
cess of Congress, and which messages he
will send to the Senate as fast as he can ex
amine and sign them. It is possible some
of the Cabinet nominations "already sent
to the Senate may be reported for action
before the end of the week. All the im
portant committees will hold sessions dur
ing the week for the purpose of organiza
Short sittings and long adjournments
may be expected in the House of Repre
sentatives this week. The Speaker will
appoint the Committee on Rules within a
day or two, and a recess for two days will
probably be taken, in order to allow the
committee an opportunity to consider and
report upon various propositions already
introduced looking to the amendment of
the former rules.
Mr. McCreary's resolution requiring ap
propriation bills to be reported to the
House by committee within sixty daya
after their appointment, during the long
session, will probably be speedily and
favorably reported by the Committee on
Disposition of the Chairmanships of Most
of the Senate Committees.
Washington, December 11th. — The fol
lowing are the principal changes in the
Chairmanships of the Senate committees :
Palmer, Agriculture and Forestry; lfale,
Census: Chase, Civil Service and Retrench
ment j Frye, Commerce ; Quay, Expenses
of the Several Branches of the Civil Serv
ice; Farwell, Expenditure of Public
Money ; Stockbridge, Fisheries ; Paddock,
Improvement of the Mississippi River;
Hawiey, Military Affairs; Stewart, Mines
and Mining; Teller, Patents; Mitchell.
Transportation Routes to the Seaboard ;
Wilson of lowa, Revision of the Laws ;
Aldrich, Rules; I'latt, Territories; Stan
ford, Public Buildings and Grounds; Sa
bin, Railroads; Hiscock, Centennial of
Constitution sind Discovery of America ;
Chandler, Indian Traders : Davis, Pen
sions : Sawyer, Postoffices and I'ostroads.
Dolph takes Harrison's place on the
Committee on Foreign Relations. Bowen,
Mitchell and Quay take the places of Con
ger. Wilson and Mahone on the Committee
on Postoffices and Postroads.
The Democrats received eight minor
Chairmanships, being an increase of one
over the last Congress. The list has been
handed to Mr. Beck, Chairman of the
Democratic caucus, who has called a cau
cus for Monday.
[Copyright, ISS7, bxj the California Associated Press.!
WASiiiNGTOx.December 11th. — The mem
bers of the various State delations, with
but few exceptions, have had conferences
and arranged for the representation desired
of their different merubera on the House
Committees, and have submitted their lists
to Speaker Carlisle. The California dele
gation is one of the exceptions. Most of
the members have expressed their individ
ual preferences to the Speaker already, but
no concerted or harmonious action has yet
been taken. There is some talk of a con
ference this week, but nobody seems in
clined to move in the matter.
Some Rllla to be Introduced by Senators
Stanford ami Stewart*
f Copyright, 18S7, hy the CaiifomiLi Associated J'riss.]
Washington. December 11th.— Repre
sentative Morrow will, when the oppor
tune moment arrives, introduce a bill in
the House to increase the amount of the
appropriation for the purchase of a site
for a public building in San Francisco, to
cost $000,000. Senator Stanford, being the
Chairman ot the Committee on Public
Buildings and Grounds, will probably take
the initiative in securing an increase in the
appropriation. Senator Stanford will in
troduce in the Senate the following bills,
most of which are in form identical with
those he introduced in the last Congress :
A bill to encourage co-operation.
A bill to enable California to take lands
in lieu of lGth and 36th sections, when
found to be mineral lands.
Granting to California five per cent, of the
net proceeds of the sales of land iv said
To credit and pay to the several States
ana Territories money collected under the
direct tax Act levied in IS6I.
lo provide mortars and heavy guns for
the armament ot forts and vessels for coast
To extend the time of residence for
naturalization from five to twenty-one
years, ami several other bills for therelief
of persons who have suffered from Indian
deDredations and various other causes.
Senator Stewart has two bills of impor-
tancs that he will present to-morrow. One
is to provide for the issuance of coin certifi
cates to circulate as money. It provides
that any person may deposit at any mint or
as;ay office of the United States both gold
and silver bullion and receive coin certifi
cates therefor.
Senator Stewart will also introduce a bill
to encourage irrigation, which enacts that
public lands, where irrigation is necessary
or desirable, shall be divided by lines drawn
between lands which are so "situated that
irrigation is practicable and the lands for
which water cannot be obtained for the
purposes of irrigation. All places which
can be used for reservoirs to hold water for
the purpose of irrigation shall be surveyed
and reservoiis constructed for that purpose.
The right of way for ditches and canals for
the purposes of irrigation on public lands
is reserved, and all sales of public lands
hereafter made shall be subject to this reser
vation ; provided, if damage is caused by
the destruction of the improvements made
upon lands in obtaining the right of way
for such ditches and canals compensation
shall be made for the actual damage to im
provements, and no more.
Ex-CominUsloner Sparks Laboring for
Lamar's Rejection.
V"l»jri.jht, 1887, by the California Associated Press-l
Washington, December 11th.— Ex-Land
Commissioner Sparks arrived here last
week from Illinois, and he is accused of
engineering the tight against the confirma
tion of Secretary Lamar to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court. The exist
ence of a coterie of hold-over Republican
clerks in the Land Office has been discov
ered, whose purpose was to gain Sparks'
confidence, encourage him in his pet land
theories, and thereby insure their retention
in office. It is charged that one of the
clerks in the Land Office is supplying
Sparks with material for his attack upon
Lainar, and it is said that this clerk has
strong influence with the Acting Com
missioner Stockslager, whose chances for
promotion he spoiled the other day by ad
vising him to refuse to comply with an or
der of the Secretary iv the adjustment
of the Omaha land grant, which had been
practically passed to patent by the Secreta
ry's late decision. "It was the Commis
sioner's duty to attest the correctness of the
clerical work of the office in making ad
justments by signing lists of selections to
be sent to the Secretary. Lamar was in a
hurry, and asked for the lists. Stockslager,
under the advise of the clerk above men
tioned, sent back word that he could find
no authority of" law enjoining him to sign
these lists, thus intimating that the Secre
tary's decision w?s wrong.
The Secretary at once sent one of the
chiefs of the law division to the Acting
Commissioner with a message to the effect
that if the Omaha lists were not forthcom
ing in two hours a new Commissioner of
the General Land Office would have to be
provided to carry on the work of the office.
In half an hour the lists were before the
Secretary, but it has spoiled Stockslager's
hope of becoming Mr. Sparks' successor.
Shipments of California Wine and Brandy
for November.
New York, December 11th. — During the
month of November the- receipts at this
port of California wines by the Pacific Mail
Steamship Company and by vessel direct
from San Francisco amounted to 227 tiSl
gallons, as against 52,55(j in November,
ISSti, and 11!),1!X} gallons the same month
of ISSS. The totals for eleven months of
this year amounted to 1,150,518 gallons.
This is 4118, 7i!5 gallons more than arrived
in the same time last year. In 1885, up to
the end of November, New York had re
ceived 1,126,512.
Of California brandies, the receipts dur
ing November were 2,788 gallons, making a
total for eleven months of this year of 20,
--!»70 gallons. Last November 2,200 gallons
arrived, and in 1886, up to the end of that
month, 18,2 til gallons arrived. The receipts
of cherry-juice at this port are largely "on
the increase. The receipts during Novem
ber were 457 casks, as against 1!"7 casks last
November, and 208 casks in the same
month in 1885. The total receipts for the
first eleven months of this year were 3,241
casks over the receipts for the same time
last year. In 1885, up to the end of No
vember, we had received 1,780 casks.
Bold It i ii< lit h Rob a Railroad Train in a
Texan Wilderness.
Little Ro<-k, December 11th.— The
north-bound passenger train on the St.
Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railroad was
boarded on Friday night by three masked
men at Genoa, a small station ten miles
from Arkansas. They mounted the engine
and compelled the engineer to stop at a
dense wood, two miles from the station.
The robbers then broke in the express
car door, overpowered the messenger and
forced him to unlock his safe, from which
they secured $40,000 and escaped into the
forest without disturbing the passengers.
Conductor Nichols made several attempts
to get out and protect the express matter,
but the robbers' Winchesters soon drove
him back.
The Governor has offered $200 reward
and the express company $500 each for the
capture of the men.
The whole country surrounding the scene
of the robbery has been alive with posses
scouting for them. The authorities feel
confident they will ultimately capture
Postal Clerk Johnson doesn't know accu
rately, but thinks the robbers must have
gotten $10,000. A good deal of Louisiana
lottery funds went up, in small denomini
tions. The leader of the robbers was much
agitated, and the mail clerk told him he
was more scared than he (Johnson) was.
Johnson said he would know one of the
men anywhere.
There was a panic among the passengers,
who seemed paralyzed with fear.
After gutting the express car the robbers
entered the mail car. Johnson expostu
lated that that was Uncle Sam's dominion,
and that they had already a good deal of
booty, and if they disturbed the mails it
would go hard with them. One replied,
" That is so," and they would not touch
the mails.
Steel Rolling Mill* Forced to Close
Through Fear of Free Trade.
Chicago, December 11th. — A special from
Joilet, 111., says : The Joilet Steel Company
have, since the issuing of President Cleve
land's message, posted up notices that their
rolling mills will close on December 23d in
definitely. Superintendent Smith, when
spoken 10 by a correspondent, said he could
not tell when, the mills would start. He
said that one year ago to-day the mills had
orders for 80,000 tons of rails for ISB7 de
livery, but to-day they have not orders
for a single ton of rails for 1888 de
livery. He did not know the reason. He
thought perhaps the railroads were waiting
to see what Congress would do. He judeed
from President Cleveland's message that
an attempt would be made to reduce the
tariff to a basis of revenue only. That
would cheapen the price of rails to such a
degree that the rp ilroads could save a good
deal of money by waiting.
Charles Albert Berry Declines the Pas
torate of Plymouth. Church.
New York, December 11th. — In Ply
mouth Church this morning, Rev. Dr. Ly
man Abbott read from the pulpit the fol
lowing cablegram :
To PmfcKsor liossiler H*. Raymond : Charles
Albert Berry gruels Plymouth', appreciates its
confidence, reciprocates its affection and prays
for its prosperity, but cannot accept the pastor
ate. The home claim is inexorable, and duty
here commands. Letter mailed you. God bless
and guide you.
The announcement was an unforeseen
blow. Much excitement followed.
Prof. Cushing Traces the Zudl Tongue
to an Oriental Origin.
\Copyntjkt, ISS7, by Uie California Auodaied Prat.\
Washington, December 11th.— The Sun
ibiu Capital says: " Frank Cushing, well
known for hi- archaeological investigations
among the Zuni Indians, is now in San
Francisco devoting himself to Chinese sub
jects. He has been attending the Chinese
theaters, ami claims to have made the re
! markable discovery that the Chinese
I mythic language is the same as the Zuni,
end further says he ■will agree to translate
any myth represented on the Chinese stage
by ii:pans of his knowledge of the Zuni
l»:-i -in ..sriui: Outlook for the Saloon
Business in Philadelphia.
{Copyright, ISS7, by O,c California Associated Press. ]
Philadelphia, December llth.— Thenew
high license law passed by the last Legis
lature promises to drive out of the liquor
business not only those who cannot afl'ord
to pay the $500 license fee, but also many
wealthy dealers, who will find it impossi
ble to secure bondsmen to become respon
sible for their faithful compliance with the
law. Up to the close of business yester
day only 350 applications for licenses for
the next year had been filed with the Clerk
of the Court of the Quarter Session. This
is considered a small number, in view of
the fact that there are about 0,000 saloons
in the city. The proprietors of saloon in the
Fifth, Sixth. Eighth and Ninth Wards
will sutler to a greater extent
than those in any other section of the city,
for want of bondsmen. As the law has
been interpreted, the bondsmen must live
in the ward where the saloon is. Iv the
Fifth tiiore are 309 saloons, and in the
Sixth Ward 2tio saloons. If all these
places should be relicensed, there would
have to be 138 different bondsmen, and
there are not enough resident property
owners iv these wards to make up this
Rumored Destruction of an Entire Da-
kota Family by Fire.
Chicago, December llth.— A Nemt spe
cial from Boron, Dak., says: A re
port reached Huron to-day that the farm
house of Michael Harris, fourteen miles
from Wessington, was burned last night,
and that the entire family of nine persons
were hurned to death.
Another report says that Mrs. Harris and
six of her seven children perished, and
that Mr. Harm and the oldest child, a
daughter, escaped severely burned.
Two Children Foot It a Hundred Miles
to See Their Mother.
St. JosEni (Mo.), December llth.—
Sammy and Willie Baldwin, 12 and 14
years old respectively, tapped at the door
of the insane asylum here at midnight on
Thursday, and in accents at once pathetic
and heartrending begged that they be al
lowed to see their insane mother, who is
confined there. The two little wanderers
came from Kearney, Mo., over 100 miles
away, and walked every step of the dis
tance. They were allowed to see their un
fortunate mother, but a big constable ar
rived and took them back home. They
were satisfied to go back, having accom
plished their purpose.
A Plucky Sherift Stands Off a Determined
Mob In Kansas.
Concokdia (Ks.), December 11th.— An
armed mob surrounded the jail at Leoti
this morning and made an attempt to lynch
Thomas Allen, coutined on a charge of
being implicated in the killing of Coulter
and Ramson last February. The mob
opened a heavy fire on the jail with Win
chester rifles, but were repulsed Dy Sheriff
Edwards and his deputies. Several of the
mob were severely wounded.
A Fatal Love Scrape.
[Copyright, ISB7, by 0* California Associated Press.]
New York, December 11th. — George
(iorhain Bond, 25 years old, committed su
icide at the Gilsey "House early this morn
ing by shooting. He was associated with
his uncle, A. C. Huidekeeper, in a ranch in
Dakota, and had considerable property.
He had no money troubles, and diappoint
nient in love affairs is supposed to have
caused his suicide. Among the relatives of
the dead man are General Avery S. Huide
keeper, Postmaster of Philadelphia and
now Vice-President of the Metropolitan
Telephone Company in this city, who is a
cousin of Bond's mother, and "Rev. James
Freeman Clark, of Boston. His mother
was a daughter of Alired Huidekeeper, of
Meadville, Pa.
Help for the Irish Cause.
Lincoln (Neb.). December 11th.— At the
regular meeting of the local branch of the
Irish National League, President Fitzgerald
made a speech deploring the slowness with
which the wealthy Irishmen of America
were responding to his recent appeal. Ire
land was" never in greater need, and he
urged redoubled efforts to help the anti
coercion roll of honor. He handed in his
own name for an additional $500, and
$1,200 were subscribed in a very short
Haggin as a Copper King.
Ni:\\ York, December 11th. — James B.
Haggin, the well-known Pacific coast
miner, landowner, cotton grower and turf
man, is at the Murray Hill Hotel, which is
contiguous to the residence of his son. It'
is believed he has been attracted eastward
by the advance in copper. The Anaconda '
mine is producing largely. The enforced
shut down of the Calumet and Hecla,
caused by another tire, places the Anaconda
in the fore as a copper producer, and Hag
gin will push things while the boom lasts.
A l':i-t'.r Gives < p tin- Fight.
Newark (X. J.), December 11th. — Rev.
Hugh O. Pentecost this morniiig resigned
his position as parson of the Beilville Av
enue Congregational Church. His promi
nence in the Labor movement and candi
dacy for Mayor on that ticket at the last
charter election, and his utterances in re
gard to the Chicago Anarchists had es
tranged him from some members of the
Deiupsey ami Reagan.
New York. December 11th. — The Rea
gan-Dempsey middle-weight light has again
been postponed. It was thought that it
would take place at Nyack last night, but
did not. It will take place on Tuesday. It
is said that Dempsey wants a change from
the London prize-ring rules to the Marquis
ot Queensberry rules. This is denied by
Dempsey's friends, who say he can whip
Reagan and bet $100 to $sOO.
California Fruits.
Chicago, December 10th. — A very light
trade in California fruits was noticed during
this last week. Pears and plums are about
the only fruit on the market. For plums
there is little or no demand. J'ears hold
steady, and sell in a small way as follows :
Vicars, $1 75 ; Winter Nellis, $2 to $2 25 ;
Glout Morceau, $2 to $2 25 ; late red plums,
in twenty-pound boxes, $1 25 to $1 50.
The Gentle Anarchists.
Chicago. December 11th.— The first of
the Anarchists' entertainments was held
in Northside Turne* Hall last evening, and
consisted of gymna3tic exercises, dancing
and beer-drinking. Socialist T. J. Morgan
announced that, contrary to the programme,
there would be no speeches. He ihought
it was as well, when they looked to New
York and saw the outcome ot the Most
Commissioners to be Banqueted.
Cincinnatti, December 11th.—Arrange
ments have been made by the Commission
ers of the Centennial Exposition, to be held
here ne>: t year, to give a reception and ban
quet to the Commissioners appointed in the
various States. The time appointed is
Wednesday evening next.
It van Nothing; to Laugh nt.
Chicago, December I,lth. — A Htm spe
cial from Cairo, 111., says that Joseph
Houser (colored), recently "appointed Pen
sion Agent, was seized by a mob at La
Forge, Mo., yesterday, aud* beaten until he
was in a serious condition.
Knocked Silly, but Not Dead.
Nsw York, December 11th. — Senator A.
H. Colquitt, of Georgia, addressed the
American Temperance I'nion at Chicker
ng Hall to-day. He emphatically declared
that Prohibition was not dead in Georgia,
despite its recent defeat.
The Color Line.
Washington, December 11th. — Judge
Sncll, of the Police Court, yesterday fined
George W. Harvey, a restaurant-keeper,
$IOU lor refusing to serve a colored lawyer
named Hewlett.
The Week's Business.
Boston, December 11th. — The managers
of the leading clearing-houses in the United |
States report Jbe total gross exchanges for i
the week ending December loth to be $1,
--029,212,111., a decrease of 15 3 per cent.
Elks in How York.
New York, December 11th.— The annual
Convention of the Grand Lodge of the
benevolent and protective of order Elks
opened here to day.
Ferry's Close Call-Twenty-two Lives
Lost—BiHiuarck Has a Sud
den Attack— Etc.
__ ,
The English Press Declares that Cleve
land Means Free Trade.
London, December 11th.—A dispute is
going on in America, so say New York
telegrams, regarding the British opinion
upon President Cleveland's message and
the effect of his policy, if adopted, on Brit
ish trade. There is no ground for dispute.
No Englishman doubts that if the United
States would adopt free trade British
fabrics would speedily drive American
fabrics out of the American markets.
'• Your employers," said a great English
employer, "dare not reduce wages to our
level. How can they compete with us if
they do not." There is the whole ques
tion. When Cleveland's message came
over the English papers, carried away with
delight, spoke out freely. They have since
been warned that British support is not
precisely what, the American President
wants when he attacks American interests.
So they are more cautious. But their first
deliverances are conclusive. Neither the
Times nor any other journal cares a straw
about Cleveland's reservations in favor of
the manufacturer.
"The President," said the Daily Iftwt,
" does not seem to perceive the meaning of
his own words. Cleveland's proposal, in
spite of all attempts at limitation, is equiv
alent to a declaration for free trade, pure
and simple."
The standard, too, ridicules what it calls
his soothing parenthesis about considering
the interests of American labor. He de
mands in effect that there should be a
tariff for revenue purposes only.
The weekly journals all hold similar
views. The Etetumist, the leading finan
cial journal of this country, expresses itself
with reserve for the reason above given,
but its article is a long panegyric on Cleve
land's message from a purely free trade
point of view. "President Cleveland is to
be honored for his outspoken advocacy of
free trade," says the Economist.
The Spectator is plain spoken and em
phatic. " The President's terse and telling
message has struck a blow at American
protection such as could have never been
struck by any Fair Trade League. He
said exactly what he thought in tne boldest
and plainest language, told the people
what is good for them to hear. We shall
look with great curiosity to see whether
the American people really like candor and
plain speaking best, or whether they prefer
Presidents who endeavor to hit the exact
line between wind and water.'
The Saturday Review is a bitter enemy of
America. It is now the President's eulog
ist. "He declines cautiously," says our
' lifelong foe, '• to dub himself a free-trader,
but he takes up the free-trade position
without disguise, and he and the leaders of
the Democratic party have taken up again
the old free-trade policy of the South Caro
lina politicians."
The great provincial journals at Man
chester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds,
Newcastle and elsewhere all unite in this
lyrical celebration of Cleveland in his new
character of the manufacturers' best friend.
To represent the English as anxious lest
free trade in America should result in
making America a formidable competitor
with England in the markets of the world
is the shallowest of futile disguises. The
free-trade dogmatists are bound to affirm it
as a logical consequence of their theories,
but they afftrui it with their tongues in
their cheeks.
Attempt to Assassinate Ferry in the
Chamber of Deputies.
Paris, December 11th. — The city was
thrown into a fever of excitement yester
day by an attempt on the life of M. Ferry.
It appears that a man named BerckeiD ap
peared in the lobby of ihe Chamber of
Deputies and asked 'to see both M. Ferry
and M. Goblet. The latter did not respond
to Berckein's request for an interview, but
M. Ferry did, and on his appearance
Berckein drew his revolver and fired three
times at him.
Ore of the balls struck Fern- in the
chest. This wound, however, was not seri
ous, as M. Ferry was able to proceed to a
hospital, where an examination revealed
the fact that two of the bullets struck
Ferry. The first passed around the chest,
slightly penetrating the flesh, and the sec
ond went through the Heshy part of the
thigh. After his injuries had been at
tended to at the hospital Ferry returned to
his home on foot.
Berckein slates that he is one of a band
of twenty revolutionists.. The band drew
lots, and it fell to him to commit the crime.
Berckein declares that he swore to kiil
In consequence of the attempt on the
life of Ferry there were many heated quar
rels in the Chamber of Deputies between
the Moderates and Radicals. llouvier
joined in the discussions, accusing the Rad
lcals of provoking weak-minded persons
to deeds of violence. Several scutHes en
sued, and it is expected they will lead
to duels.
Paris. December 11th. — A bulletin issued
this evening says the condition of M. Ferry
is satisfactory.
Paris, December 11th. — M. Ferry has
been feverish to-day, and it i 3 feared his
wounds will be aggravated. He has re
ceived thousands of cards ard letters, and
Senators and Deputies of all parlies have
called at his residence and signed the
The would-be assassin, when examined
by the Judge of Instruction, declared that
he was sorry he had not killed Ferry, and
expresses the hope others would be more
Midnight — The condition of M. Ferry is
now less favorable.
Paris, December nth.— The would-be
assassin of Ferry 13 the author of various
pamphlets and the inventor of several ma
chines, the failure of which reduced him
to poverty and brought on occasional at
tacks of insane exaltation of mind. He
promises to reveal the names of his accom
plices on Tuesday, if the gang does not at
tempt to assassinate some of the members
of the llouvier Cabinet before that day.
A Graphic Sketch of the Crank Who Shot
Jules Ferry.
[Record- Union'. < SpccUU Cubln/nvn— Copyrighted
by the Xew York Ttjfmut |
Paris, December Hth.— Yesterday's at
tempt iv the lobby of the Chamber of Dep
uties by an outside fanatic oi the Guiteau
sort to assassinate Ferry stirs the political
world to its deepest depths. legislators
and others in influence, of whatever opin
ion, and the upper class of the social strata,
are crowding to make inquiries about the
condition of the wounded man. The early
bulletins were optimistic, but the iates't
one is not so good. It recorded a " resiWss.
and feverish night, with ecchymosis ex
tending over the regions of the heart anu
liver, and rest needed." It is siznsd by
Drs. Worms and T. Relat.
The would-be assassin is 52 years old.
with short, wiry, grizzly-bionde "bair ami
beard. His surname is Hercklmm. The
name he assumed to hide his Jewish origin
is Aubertin. He is the son of a small iron
master near Metz, who, failing in business,
hanged himself. Aubertin i'»of the "Wan
j dering Jew" type. He has been all over
I Europe, and
Disclosing a singular adaptability to
new situations .^d elasticity under
vicissitudes. lie has patentee,
many inventions, has published school
books, including a Thesaurus of Frencl.
Works ; has* been a music teaeuer ; the
maker of stained-glass panes ; a mat: mil
liner; a photographer, and lately a profes
sional blackmailer. Like Guitteau. he hv>
much vanity. He has the French taste for
dramatic effect, and the Jewish passion for
mystification. He pretends that he be
longs to a secret society and was ordered to
shoot Jules Ferry and Charles Ferry. Gen
eral t erron 13 also marked for assassina
tion He says he tried to borrow money
for the purpose of proceeding to the Ver
seilles Congress and assassinating Ferry
Carnofs election recalled him, but seeing
Ferry s hand in the President's difficulty
in forming a Ministry, he determined to
carry out bis original intention.
Another Frenchman Throws Up the Job
of Cabinet-Tinkering.
Paris, December llth.- M. Fallieres to
day informed President < Utrttoi that he had
found it impossible to :orm a Cabinet on
the basis of the concentration of the Ke
pubhean groups, and had therefore aban
doned the attempt. The President has
charged Senator Tierard to try to form a
Paris, December 11th.— M. Ti°rard
thinks it will be impassible to form a Min
istry without the assistance of the Radical
Left. He will therefore abandon the task
The impression prevails that M. Floquet
will be summoned to form a Cabinet.
Whelmi's Murderers.
Dl-iilin, December llth.— The trial of
the seven wen indicted for manslaughter
lor killing Constable Whelan was con
cluded yesterday. The jury returned a
verdict of guilty against O'Leary and four
other prisoners. O'Leary was sentenced to
ten years imprisonment; the other four to
seven years each.
IlruiUangh and His Bradaul.
London, December 11th.— Bradlaugh will
notify Lord Salisbury that immediately
upon the reassembling of Parliament he
will move that a committee be appointed
to inquire whether or not Salisbury sent t\
check to assist the fair trade meeting in
Trafalgar Square in IS.S(>.
Good News from the Crown Prince.
Berlin, December 11th.— The Tiki- ■ i"
says it has authority for the statement that
iecent medical examinations proved that
the healing process was progressing favor
ably in the Crown Prince's throat.
Blsinurck Taken Suddenly 111.
Havbubo, December 1 lth.— Advices from
Frederichs-ruhe say that Prince Bismarck
was seized with a sudden illness yesterday.
The attack speedily passed oft", but his phy
sician advises rest and abstention from
Great Loss of Life.
London, December 11th.— Twenty-two
persons were drowned in the recent hurri
cane off the Orkney Island.
Haggin, Dwyer and Belmont Seeking
New Racing Stock.
1 Copyriglii, 18S7, by the California Associated Press.]
Nkw Yobk, December 12th. — Philip
Dwyer, Ben Ali Haggin and Trayner Uowe,
start for Lexington to morrow to bid
against each other for certain of Congress
man W. L. Scott's race-horses, which are
to be sold at auction on Thursday. Rowe
goes a.s the representative of August Bel
mont, who seems bent on having
the most powerful stable in the
Union next year. Belmont does not
propose to endanger the usefulness of
George Oyster and ilai-eland, by permitting
the Haggins and Dwyers to oppose them
with youngsters like Teatray, Torchlight
and Satan. His absolute safety lies in the
ownership of these colts, which promise to
develop into high-class three-year-olds.
The Dwyers. having lost the crack of
their stable, must pick up some better colts
than they now possess if they would con
tend for the three-year-old stakes.
The Haggins are in the same iix, their
sole dependence being Fitzjarues, the one
promising colt remaining out of the lot of
some fifty with which their stable began
the season.
Montana Morrisey may want to buy, and
Senator Hearst, too, may put in hi's bid.
Competition among these men is likely to
cause Teatray, Torchlight and Satan" to
fetch fancy prices.
A Cirl Elopes With an Indian Supposing
Him to be a Spaniard.
[Copyright, 1887, by t)u California Am iatei J rot]
Niai.ara Falls, December 11th.— The
elopement of the daughter of Rev.Aogustns
Schwitzer with David Litthjobn, a full
blooded Tuscarora Indian, whoshe thought
was a Spaniard, became public
to-day. Scbwitzer lives in Salamville,
near the transit of the Central
Railroad. His daughter Pauline
vrill be 17 years old in February. Last
> immer she came here with * several
friends en an excursion, and while
on <;>r\t Island she missed her companions
ami met ilie Indian and :i*ked him to
as ist her in looking for them. He made
himself co agreeable that bo acquaintance
followed. He lolu her he was a Spaniard.
The acquaintance ripened iuto love, and
lately arrangements were made by letter
for an elopement. She left her home on
Monday and took the train for Niagara
Falls. Some letters written by Littlejohn
and found in her room accounted for her
A Stage MaiiHger Kings Down the Cur-
tain for the Last Time.
Cincinnati, December 11th. — James
O'Connell, the stage manager of Charles
Andrews' "Michael Strogoft" Company,
was struck dead by an electric curnnt
which came down the bell-wire when he
rang down the curtain at liobinson's
Theater last evening. Mi^s Collins, whom
he was to marry, was almost heart-broken
by the event.
An Immense Winery.
Senator A. Caminetti, of the Springdale
Farm, Amador couDty, is proposing to erect
one of the largest" and best-appointed
wineries in the State. The building is to
be five hundred feet long by four hundred
feet wide and six stories, or seventy-two
feet high. He has already advertised for
bids for its construction, and when the con
tract is awarded, the work will at once be
commenced and pushed forward to com
pletion. The building is to be supplied
with elevators, worked by steam, and
crushers, operated by the. same power.
The crushers are to be placed in the upper
story, nnd from them the juice of the grape
will How through pipes info large
tanks placed on the fifth floor.
From these it will be run into ferment
ers on the fourth floor, which will also
be operated by steam. From the ferment
ers it will again pass through pipes into
large receiving tanks, where it will be al
lowed time to settle. From the rirst floor,
which will be made watertight, a pipe line
will be run to the railroad depot at lone, a
distance of Bixteen miles. This will be
constructed of seven-inch steel pipe, laid
six feet underground, and having a decline
of six feet to the mile. Here a warehouse
will be built, where the wine will be drawn
into casks, ready for shipment. By means
of the pipe line the heavyexpense of trans
porting the wine from Springdale Farm to
lone will be avoided. The enterprise is a.
grand one and no doubt will be successful.
— *'. F. Mitch hi t.
(■v[ircsssirmf;le is rapidly OOmillg inf - !';ivnr
in the Western Stiites, this wood being
amoug the most desirable known. It is
almost if not «|iiitu eniuil to ?wJw<jod.
Qimmlnhi nf this woo<i nmrbt seen in
cemeteries of Delaware, which M9e in gooxl
preservation after the lapse o| li"l years.
It is reported tliat a Clucapo .-irin has con
tracted for 15,000,000 cypnm shingles to
lie taken tip the Missis-sipjii from I*la(|tie
mine, La., to Chicago. Tiiis promises at
an early day to become as Important a
feature of the building trade as the pop
ulir white shingle has Wen in that region
in ths past. There is an almost unlimited
-apply of the cypress in the extreme South.
— Mining und .SWenfi/Sc i¥t* «.
The young men of Suttar Creek are pre
aring to entortain their young lady friends
on New Year's Day, as" the latter, taking
advantage of their leap year privilege, pro
pose to do the calling.
WANTED— Some one
who can form a Min
istry for the President
of France.
WHOLE NO. J 1,436.
An El Dorado Youth's Sad Accident
—Placer County Products Going
South— Giant Powder Freak.
The Exhibit to be Sent from Ilaeer
County to Lou Angelni.
Aunt-rat, December llth. — A very enthu
siastic meeting of the Placer County Board
of Trade was held here yesterday after
noon. About $700 was raised by small
subscriptions for the purpose of semling an
exhibit of Placer citrus fruits to LO3 Ad
geles at once. More money i 3 guaranteed
and a car containing 20,009 oranges and a
tine display of olives, lemons, persimmons,
etc., will be sent on Tuesday. A building
nas already been rented for exhibition pur
poses in the heart of Los Angeles, and th«
truit will be shown there for two weeks.
Ihe committee from Placer who will have
charge of the exhibit will take charge of
any fruit sent by- the other northern coun
ties, if thoy choose to send it and show it
along with that of Placer.
The Trial of McGord *»ids In Auother
San Francisco, December lltb.—[Spe
cial.]—The McCord jury was discharged
this morning, being unable to a«ree. It
stood live for oonvic.ion to seven for ac
Result of an Attempt to Thaw Out
Frozen Giant- Powder.
Pioche, December 11th. —On Friday
evening, at the Onondairamine, HoyalCity,
when the day shift quit work, three or four
Bounds of giant powder were placed be
hind the large cast-iron stove iv the ore
house to thaw. The thawing was a suc
cess. When the blacksmith returned from
supper the orehouse and adjoining black
smith shop were spread out over the dump
arc! iiot a trace of the stove could be found.
As the night shift was in the mine no one
was hurt.
Yaqui Indian liuudn Committing Depre
dations in Souora.
Kooalek, December 11th. — A band of
disaffected Yaquis is committing many rob
beries near La Bacanita. Sonora. Cattle
has been run off by them every day of
late, and sugar-cane fields devastated in" the
Sudden Death in th« .Mountain,.
[Cvpyrujht, ISS7, by U,e California Associated Fmt.\
Fort Bragg, December 11th.— E. H. At
wood, aged 22 years, a nephew of Captain
R. H. Atwood, of East Oakland, and well
known in San Francisco and Oakland, left
Mendocino City the latter part of Novem
ber, in company with Frank llalpin, to
locate timber land in the vicinity of Eel
river, Humboldt county, but was taken
suddenly ill, and after a sickness of two
days died, and was temporarily buried in
the forest by his traveling companion.
Captain Awood yesterday telegraphed a
request that the remains be removed from
their present resting-place. The remains
will be sent to Oakland for interment.
The Alleged ISogus Agent.
\Copyrigld, IS.S7, hy the California Assotialrd l'rns.\
Ban Jose, December 11th.— Chief of Po
lice Brown received a telegram this even
ing from Chief Ballantjne at Ogden, stat
ing that the Wild West show departed from
that place six weeks ago. H. L. Vauder
bilt, who made contracts yesterday with
two San Jose parties, claiming himself to
be the advance agent, said that the show
played at < >gden O n the !'th, and produced a
schedule of dates for different towns, on
which Ogden was marked for the fxh.
This proves conclusively that all Vander
bilt's alleged telegrams "and contracts with
railroads, etc., are fictitious.
Destructive Gale Down South.
\Cojnprighl, ISB7, by tlic California Associated rrtts. I
Sax Bernardino, December 11th.— A
heavy norther prevailed here last night.
Considerable damage was done in the de
struction of several line large signs, awn
ings, etc. The large Harlem Hotel, a
wooden structure, situated at Harlem
Springs, four miles east of this city, was
blown down. The building was about
ready tor lathing. The loss will be consid
Sail Accident to a. Boy.
\ Copyright, 18S7, by the California Associated !*>!■ ]
Placervii.le, December 11th.— James
Kies, aged I~> years, son of George <). Ivied,
while out huntinc yesterday evening,
slipped and fell in such a manner as to dis
charge his gun. The contents entered his
brain to the left of his nose, ranging up
ward, the boy is still alive, but the attend
ing physician has no hopes of his recovery.
Grasshopper Supply Cut On".
[Copyright, ltiST, by tin California AaociaXui l'rca.\
Pi.A'-euviu.e, December 11th.— Indian
Dick was sentenced yesterday to the Fol
soni prison for twenty-five years for the
murder of his squaw.
Sunday Morning SuU-niv s.
San Fbawcibco, December 11th. — [Spe
cial.]—Hen-y F. Price, the starter on the
Slitter-street cable road, shot himself in the
month this morning and died almost in
stantly. Xo motive is known.
Joseph Schmitt, a young German, com
mitted suicide at the Ahlbom House this
morning by ga3hir.g his throat with a com
parer. No reason has been found for the
Not Hi.- Han.
Nevada City, December lltb.— The roan
seen at (Quaker Hill and reported to the
officers as being Thorn, was captured by
Sheriff Lord and proved to be William
ISryan, who had just been discharged from
the county hospital, where he had been
under treatment for delirium tremens. He
bore but little resemblance to the fugitive
Will Not Incorporate.
Vacavii.le, December 11th. — At a meet
ing of citizens yesterday to discuss the ad
visability of incorporation it was voted
down unanimously. The meeting decided
to appoint a committee to solicit funds to
improve the roads of the township.
Fatal Accident mt Imk Anaelei).
Los AxiiKLEs, December lltb. — Thomas
Rose was killed and several othar workmen
badly injured by the derailment of a traia
of flat-cars here this evening.
Raining Up North.
[Copyright, 1587, by Vvt California, .iuociaied /Yew.l
Yrika, December 11th.— A heavy rain
■tona commenced this evecing.
enough b:le beins eatreted from the bloo<l
to produco aaturc's owa ( ntliaitie. The treat
ment ol't'onstipation tect not consin merely In
unloading the 'xnvels. 'I he mtdiriiif must not
only act &» a purgative, but be a tonic as well,
ami no\ jirodc.ee after its use greater costive
ness. Torec'iire a re^umr hnb:t i.C bnily with
out ctaKEgtD',} the d:ft or iliM>rKitul/iu2 the fcjrt
"My attention, afur ntSfediig with Constipa
tion lor two or tlirw >oirs. w, is called to Sim
mons Liver Retjulwor, nnd. havina tried almost
ererjthbig elsa, cnnclinte.l to try it. i first took
a wtnfltlni«fn'_ an<l a:ter« aid reduced the dose,
tna teaspoo'jfu', its per dlrectkuv, after each
meal. 1 f'juiid that it hi d >ne mefo much
pood that \ eentinued it until 1 toc.-k two bottles.
t-ioca tUen I hay.- not experieneeil nny difli
cnlty. l keep it la my hon«e, ami wonM not be
witt .out it. but have no n»e for it, it h.vrim;
cn>d in.-."— <;f.o. W. mm-. A<M-tant Ucrk B»
r^jior Court, BJbb county. ••■•.

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