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NATIONAL CAPITAL. important Opinion Regarding Tim- ber Lands in California. COMMANDER REITER DENIED A TRIAL BY COURT-MARTIAL. Bill Introduced to Cure the Defects Now Existing in the Mineral* Land Act—Changes Made In the Fortiflca- j tlon Bill by tho Senate Committee— The l»resident Dissatisfied with the Free Coinage Bill. Special to tho Recokd-Uniox. Washington, Jan. 16.—Assistant At torney-General Shields, in response to a j request of Secretary Noble, to-day sub- j milted an opinion as to tho legality of the steps by the Interior Department to pre vent the Kawoah colonists from cutting timber in the Big Tree groves of Cali fornia. Instead of proceeding by injunction, General Shields «ays he would suggest i the following three modes of procedure: ! First, to recognize the legality of the ap pellant's right to entry on land under the homestead law or Timber Act, as tho case may be, and to order a hearing to estab lish the question as to their bona fide in tent. Scond, to refuse any recognition 9f the claimants'rights in the premises, *nd reject their applications on the j ground that the lands are embraced in a j reservation set apart by an Act of Con fross; or third, to institute legal proceed ngs to eject the parties from the lands, tod let all questions regarding their fights in the matter bo settled by the courts. "Tho Assistant Commissioner suggests that the first method would be a just and proper one, except that for the declared determination and present defiant atti tude of the claimants. Where Ih'al en tries have been allowed by the local ofli cers on lands within the limits of the res ervation, in my opinion no action will lie against the entry, so long as the entries remain uncuncellcd, but in case of lands therein embraced in mere filings which do not reserve the lands, I am of the opinion that the Secretary of the Interior has authority under the Acts to direct the removal of any persons upon said reser vation without his permission, notwith standing said persons might have filed entries for lands under pre-emption of the tnmbeaor stone Act (•-!<> stat., 89). "Where any of said lands have been entered under the homestead law, and tho entrymen have not acquired title thereto, they may be restrained by a temporary injunction pending a final disposition of their claims by the De partment from cutting timber for sale, and not for the purpose of clearing and cultivating the land. If tho department is of the opinion that any entries of land within the reservation have been made in bad faith, or contrary to law, hearings should lie promptly ordered, alter due notice to determine the validity of the same, and the case should be made spe cial, in view of the public interests In volved in the preservation of the reserved lands. "I am therefore of the opinion, and so advise you, that neither of the methods suggested by the Assistant Commis sioner should be adopted, but that, first, the final entries of any of said lands, prior to executive withdrawal or legis lative reservation, prima facie valid, should be recognized as valid until duly canceled by the Land Department; second, that parties who have not made entries of said lands, but have merely made filings thereon, and are cutting timber therefrom, should be considered trespassers and removed from the re servation; and where it shall appear that the homestead entry men, who have not completed their title to the tracts cov ered by their entries, are denuding the land of timber for the purpose of saie. and not for the clearing and cultivating .of the soil, proceedings should be insti tuted in court to restrain them from cut ting such timber until the validity of their entries shall be duly determined by the land department." SnNERAL liANDS. Bill to Cure tho Defects In the Exist ing Law. Washington, Jan. 16.—Representative Carter of Montana, from the Committee on Mines and Mining, to-day reported to the Hbuse, with an amendment, the Senate bill to cure the defects in the ex isting law, with relation to mineral lands, etc. The bill, as reported, makes a number of changes in the existing law, among them being provisions preventing loca tions of mining claims by persons who neglect to perform the annual assessment "work thereon, limiting the amount of placer ground that can be patented under one application to forty acres, and defin ing mineral land as lands containing todesor rock in place bearing gold, silver, annabar or other valuable metals or material —metal in quantity sufficient to justify any reasonable person in expend ing money or labor thereon. It also "permits incorporated cities or towns to locate townsites on mineral lands subject to certain restrictions, and provides that where mineral lands are re served from the operations of land grants proof shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Interior of the character of land for which the patent is sought under such grant. FORTIVIC ATIOX BILL. Changes Made as Reported to the Senate. Washington, Jan. 16. —The principal changes made in the fortification bill re ported to the Senate were as follows: The omission of the appropriations for the improvement of the torpedo station at Yerba Buena Island, Cal., and §100,000 for carriages for steel breech-loading sea coast guns. Reductions were made in the following Items: Torpedoes for harbor defense from S1OO,(XH) to 180,080; casemates and galleries lor submarine mines, from $100,000 to$50,000; gun and mortar batter ies for San Francisco and other seaports. from 11,600,000 to 1750,080; oil-tempered steel for heavy caliber guns, from $1,000, --000 to 9000,006. The only increase made by the commit tee is from $100,000 to S3io,obo for appro priations for experiments by the Fortirt catiou Boarti. A new item was added, us follows: For breech-loading rifles, sea coast mortars, cast-iron, hooped with steel, 12-inch caliber. $400,000, provided contract may lie made for not more than one-half the inortiir> herein provided for to be constructed on the Pacific coast, at the discretion of the Secretary of War. The second section of the*bill of hist year authorizing the Secretary to pur chase guns of s, lo and 12-inch caliber, ami authorizing the expenditure of sj, --//5,000 for that purpose, which is shown to be inadequate an the results of eocent proposals, has been modified by the com mittee hgr increasing the expenditure to £4,250,0001 ami by the addition of a provi sion reserving (50,000 for powder, pro jectiles and casts, and another provision THE RECORD-UNION. authorizing the Secretary to provide a less number than 100 guns. COMMANDER JUEITEB. Secretary Tracy Denies Him a Trial by Conrt-Martlal. Washington, Jan. 16.—.Secretary Tracy has written a letter to Commander Reiter, who was censured for his action in the Barrundia affair, denying the request for a Court-martial, and telling him that the Department regards his case as finally disposed of. The Secretary says, in part: "You state that the Department's action in your case constitutes a public reprimand, and that this punishment can only be legally in flicted by a sentence of :i naval general Court-martial. Your statements show that you are ignorant of the iirst princi ples of naval discipline. The assumption that the Secretory of the Navy cannot pronounce a rebuke in poblid or private upon an officer for breach of discipline or failure of performance of duty without obtaining tqo sanction of the court is an . unheard of proposition. The Department impartially awards praise <>r blame to an officer who deserves one or the oilier, as the occasion may arise, and the practice is as old as the Department itself." The Secretary abo reminds ihe com mander that he was not censured without j j being heard, as he (the Secretary) granted ! him a personal interview, during which j he was given the fullest opportunity to make any statement. * Standard Time Wiintod. Wakhlnotow, Jan. 16.— Dr. Eggleston | of the Columbia College, delegate from j the American Society of Civil Engineers, j called on Senator Evarisaud Representa tive Flower to-day and presented a mem j orial of the society urging Congress to legalize the adoption of a standard time throughout the United States. Later in the day bills for this purpose were introduced in Congress. It is desired to secure Congressional action in order that it may form a basis of j similar ai-lion by the Kiiropean Govern j meal:-* and the adoption ol' a standard division of time throughout the world. Mokelumno River. Washtxutox, Jan. 16.—Brigadier-Gen eral Casey, Chief of Engineers, to-day ! transmitted to Congress, through Seere- ' tiiry Noble, a report of Major W. EL • Hcuer, of the Corps of Engineers, on the | preliminary examlnatiao of the Mokel umne River, ('alilornia. Major Hover re ports that no snagging is at present re | quired on this river, but that certain ol)- | i structions exist in the vicinity of Snod j grass Slough and New Hope Landing, in ihe nature of shoals, bars, etc. The ex amination was made incidentally, and lie estimates that the needed improvements can be made at a cost of §7,100. Bounty on sugar. Washington', Jan. 16.—1n response to a request of the Treasury Department for an opinion as to whether the Tariff Act, authorizes the Commissioner of Internal | Revenue to issue the licenses therein pro- I vided for prior to April, 1891, and to pay manufacturers a bounty on sugar pro duced between May -:Ist and July 1, 1891, the Attorney-General renders an opinion that it was not intended by the Act that bounties should bedemundablo on sugars produced prior to the lirst day of July next. The Free Coinage Hill. Washington, Jan. 10. —While it is im possible to obtain an authoritative state ment from the President in regard to the silver bill, he intimates very broadly to gentlemen who have conversed with him on the subject that he is very much dis- j satisfied with the measure in its present ! shape, and will certainly veto it unless it undergoes a material modification before j submitted to him. lie is in entire accord I with Secretary Windom on the subject, and the hitter's opposition to free coinage is a matter of record. Cruiser San Francisco. Washington, Jan. 10. — Commodore John Irwin, Commander Lewis Kempif, Chief Engineer George L. Burnap, Lieu tenant John C. Wilson and Naval Con structor Joseph Ecaster were to-day ap pointed a board to conduct the final trial trip of the cruise/ San Francisco in the vicinity of San Francisco, beginning on the 4th inst. Senator Hearst's Condition. Washington, Jan. 16.—At 12:45 this morning Senator Hearst was resting com fortably. There was no change for t tetter or worse in his general condition. SHREWD POLITICAL SCHEME. HOW THE DEMOCRATS MAY SE CUKE THE PRESIDENCY. Presidential Electors to be Voted for by Congressional Districts. Special to the Record-Union 1. "Washington, Jan. 1(5. —Congressman Tarsney of Kansas City said to-night to the California Associated Press corre spondent that his brother, Timothy Tarsney, who was at one time a member of Congress from Michigan, and is now a prominent Democratic politician of ; that State, has written to him that the I Michigan Democratic Legislature will ! change the State's method of choosing Presidential Electors by allowing each Congressional district to elect one, and two for the State at large. "The same thing will in all probability be done in Wisconsin," said Tarsney, "and it will give the Democrats at least two-thirds of the elcctor.il votes of those Suites." If this plan is carried out, tho Democrats will be in position to say to New York, "Wo do not need you, and Cleveland will be nominated and elected as a candi date of the great West." "Ifallof the States should adopt this 1 method, we would have a Democratic , President in full accord with the Demo cratic House," said Tarsney. Cleveland's friends may have concocted this scheme so as to be independent of N. \v York State in the election of 1892. Tarsney was asked if there w;is not some constitutional provision which reg ] ulatid the manner of choosing the elec toraJ colleger "Xo, sail/he, "each State lias a right to regulate its own elections, and if the Michigan people choose their Presiden tial elector* by Congressional districts i they have an undoubted right to do so." After this mode of choosing electoral ; delegates is adopted by certain Northern States, it is purposed to so gerrymander ; them that a good majority of congress ] ioual districts will be Democratic. It is oonfcssed tliut the sehvuie, as above set forth, sounds rather startling, not to say sensational, yet Tarsney is regarded by all who know him as a man ox sense, ! and too conservative to broach such a scheme as above, unless there seemed some probability of carrying it out. Ex-Congressman Timothy Tarsney ■ was regarded cs a brilliant man by his | colleagues in Cuneross, and stands very- Ing!! in Michigan Democratic circles. If the Democrats of that State Legislature ! contemplated a radical change of this j character, Timothy Tarsney would un -1 doubiedly bo one of the first to hear of it. SAORAMEXTO, SATURDAY MOB]STOGr, JA^JARY 17, 1891. COAST CHRONICLES. A Mexican Mining Suit Satis factorily Adjusted. AN INDIAN HANGED IN BRITISH CO LUMBIA. An Ex-Ctounty Clerk of San Diego Snort in His Ac-counts — TTio Marysvllle Citrus Fair Continues to Draw Laifjo Crowds— Award of T*rlzes— Tho Piiyallup Reservation Lands. Bpeefal to the Bsoobd-Uhiow. San Francisco, Jan. ii>.—The suit in the Superior Court brought by Alvinza llayward and others for the recovery of > ' moneys ]>:iid to the Aguayos brothers, of j : Mexico, in the purchase of the Mulatos j mine, has been dismissed. Itappean that Mr. Doudc, a Mexican i lawyer, wrote to Mr. llayward early in I the present mouth, stating that the ! Aguayos were willing to make a settle-j ni'iit, and requesting that an authorized | agent be sent to Mi xico to arrange mat- I ters. Captain C. F.g:-.n was sent as agent, and agreed on a basis of settlement. The j Aguayos agree to pay Messrs. il;;yward, Hobart and Crocker $1,427,000 of the pur chase money and ftH),OtK» out of the output of the mine sinco 'they have controlled ii. The Aguayos retain $152,000 in cash. Before the mine was purchased by llay ward and his colleagues, several experts went to Mexico to examine it. They took out during the daytime sacks of ore, which were sealed up in bags and locked up in an adobe house at night. They i claimed that the Mexicans managed to ! gain entrance to the house, and, despite I the fact of the bags being sealed, con trived to insert a small funnel through j the mouths, and thus introduced quanti i ties of tine gol.V-dust. Naturally, when t!;e ore went through the mill, the yield was rich, and Haywurd & Co., in Septem ber, 1889. paid to W. Loaiza, of this city, as the Aguayos' agent, $310,000 in cash j and $565,0U0 in promissory notes. When Superintendent Montgomery ! went to work the mine he immediately ! informed his principals that the ore bad bea& salted. Suit was then brought in San Francisco against Loaiza to recover the money paid. Haywants' notes, f 180, --<.nif> worth of securitcs and ;f-iitK>.<MM) in cash were turned over by Loaiza, but i;2t>o,<>oo had been loaned to' the firm and the bal ance expended on Aguayo's orders. Loaiza disclaimed any connection with the matter beyond acting as Aguayo's agent. The Superior Court appointed J. C. Maynard as receiver, anil now that the I suit is dismissed, the receiver will trans fer all the properties in his hands to the rightful owners. Death Record. Red Bluff, Jan. 10.—Alexander Ves ial, lather of ex-Sherilf Geo. W. Vestal, a pioneer California resident of Tehama County, 85 years of age, died last night. lie will be buried by the Masonic fra ternity to-morrotv. E. S. dishing, ex-Sheriff of Tehama County, an old mid highly esteemed citi zen of the county, died Wednesday. lie i was buried to-day, lie was collector of | the Antelope Water Company at tho time ! of his death. Nevada (Cal.), Jan. 10.—A. L. Wood ! ruff, for many years one of the leading merchants of San Juan Ridge, died last night at his home in Columbia Hill, lie belonged to the Masonic Order, anil was a Knight Templar. The funeral will take place in this city on Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of Manzanita Lodge, of .North San Juan. . Marysvllle Citrus Fair. Mauysvjl,i,e, Jan. lo.—The filth day of the fair was as inttvesting and well at tended as the previous days. There was no excursion, but all regular trains were crowded. Great preparation is being made for the excursionists to-morrow. Telegraphic advices state that over l.iiiH) people are to arrive. The fair manage ment lias decided to continue Sunday and Monday to accommodate those unable to attend before. The award of prizes was made to-day. Butte County received the tirst prize, Yuba the second, Slitter the third, Placer tho fourth. Thcrmalito gets the premium for navel oranges. Ail Indian Hanged. New Westminster (B. C), Jan. IC— An old Indian named Sumach was hanged in the jail-yard here this morn ing. He was so weak that lie had to be helped to the scali'old, and was held up while the noOBC was being adjusted. The drop fell at 8 o'clock. Sumach was about 75 years old. He is believed to have com mitted a number of murders. Tin; crime fur which he was hanged was the murder of Louis Bee, a half-breed, whom he shot and killed while fishing in Lillicoot Slough September Bth. Alter murdering Bee Sumach took the body in his canoe and sank it in the stream. He was tried, convicted and sentenced on November 10th. The Puyallup Keservatlon. Tacoma, Jan. I(3.—The commission ap pointed by President Harrison to inves tigate the question of the opening of tho opening of tho Puyallup Reservation arrived here to-day. It is composed of ex-T'irited States Senator C. B. Drake of Washington, D. C,, Judge George B. Kinkeati of Lexington, Ky., State Sen ator B. F. Harriss of Kokomo, Ind., C. B. Titus, Secretary, and J. C. Cressou, Stenographer. They expect to remain hero about two months, during which time they will hear testimony from the Indians and citizens. Sliort In Ills Accounts. San Diego, Jan. 10. —The Board of Supervisors to-day ordered the District Attorney to commence suit against tho bondsmen of ex-County Cierk M. D. Hamilton to recover §4,420, as it has been discovered that his accounts are short to that amount. Hamilton was formerly Mayor of this city, and has held other prominent positions. He retired from the office of County Clerk on the tirst of this month, and the shortage was dis covered soon afterwards. Unfortunate speculations are supposed to account for the niissiug funds. AMUSEMENTS. The Metropolitan Theater was crowded in all parts last night to see Fay Temple ton and Charley Reed in the farce and burlesque, "Miss MeGinty." It is an odd mixture of song, character acting, dance and witticism. As a play it amounts to little. But there is plenty of good burlesque in it, notably that on an act of Camille. Miss Teinpletou has not much to do, but is piquant, graceful and proves her versatility by a clever dis guise, some graceful dancing, some neat sougs and 1 several burlesque acts. If the audience expected a show in which • the female form is displayed in '•undress," it was griev ously disappointed. Tho costuming, indeed, was severely proper and plain. The most merriment was created by Charley Reed and Dan Daly. Reed is as good as ever, original and very droll, and he won great applause. Daly is one of the best eccentric low comedians and character actors we have liad hero in many a day. Everything he did set the audience into roars of laughter. The singing was much above the average in nicfa troupes, and one duet between Daly and Miss Templeton, in which many new songs were shown to bo old ones with variations in time only, was a charming and very amusing thing, C. V. Senmon and Wm. F. Mack are also good eccentric actors, and the latter a good basso. The laughter of the audience was almost con tinuous, and the applause more than bountiful. The people were evidently well pleased. They came to be amused and tney certainly wero gratified. To night will be the last appearance of the company here, as it opens in Sun Fran cisco at tho New California Theater Mon day night. Tho "Fete of Nations" drew another full house at the Opera House last night. There was the grand march, the Colum bia tableau, tho living game of chess, a Swiss Section tableau, with piano solo by .Miss Gertie Gerrish, the reception of General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, Delsartc evolutions by Miss Pullman's class, ;i ' pretty song by Miss .Jennings, a tableau Iby tho Colonial Section, a fine new drill i by Miss Kewen's corps, a Venetian scene and then dancing. Atff o'clock to-day j there will be a matinee, with all the best i features of the week and several new ones. I The Admission to all pnvts of the house ] will be ii"> cents. To-night the '•Fete" 1 concludes with, a grand fancy dress party, j ditneing commencing at 8 o'clock. Mine. . John & Son have brought to the city a j quantity of lino costumes, which are at : room 7, Saenimento Bank building. There will be a good orchestra, and the , todies have made every arrangement for | a successful party. $300,000 OR NOTHING. Money Required for a State Exhibit at the World's Fair. Morris M. Eatee's Argument Beftwe the Judiciary ComzaitteeS of tho Legislature. Hon. M. M. Estee appeared before a joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees last evening, ana made an extended and forcible argument in favor of Assembly Bill No. 100, provid ing for the appointment of seven com missioners, to lake charge oFthe proposed State exhibit at the Columbian World's Fair in Chicago, and appropriating the sum of $300,000 for the purposes of the ex hibit. Both committees were largely repre sented, and the members manifested a deep interest, in the subject linger discus sion. Mr. Estee lirst met and disposed of the alleged constitutional obstacles in the way of the proposed legislation. He then dwelt at considerable length on the gnat importance attaching to a proper exhibit of the products aijd natural resources of California at the World's Fair. A collection such as California could and should make would be one of the chief wonders of a world's exhibition, it would include useful products, the ex tsnt Jtad variety of which no'other p.; - tion of the globe can equal, both vegetable and mineral. It would bo the most at tractive display ever witnessed in one collection. In order to make this collection and to properly display it, the commissioners could not get along with less than the sum asked, which is $300,000. At iirst a half-million was talked of, and various other sums had been proposed, but after a careful consideration of the subject the Executive Committee of the State World's Fair Convention had arrived at tiie con clusion that a proper exhibit—one that would do honor to California—could probably be made for $300,000, but not for any sum loss. A member of the committee asked Mr. Estee what would be the result if the Legislature should give but $200,(100, and he replied that the committee having the matter in choree would either have to go out and try and get the other $ioo.ijuo sub scribed or abandon the enterprise. And it was no easy matter to prevail on tho moneyed men of the Stale to contribute such a large sum of money. They are not, as a rule, the producers, and they recognize the act that the class to be di rectly benefited by a splendid and com prehensive display would be the pro ducers of the State. For this very reason tho people's representatives in the Legis lature, coming from all sections of the Stale—the agricultural and mining dis tricts —should take a deep interest in the matter and appropriate the necessary sum from the public treasury. "I do not come here to beg this of you, gentlemen," said Mr. Estee. "The com mittee does not come begging this money. The demand therefor comes from the people at large —the farmers, and miners, and mechanics, and manufacturers—those who pay the taxes and who expect to reap untold benefit from a display of their products before tho eyes of* the world.*' In conclusion, Mr. Kstee warned the committee that tho Legislature would be held responsible in the matter. No other opportunity, he said, would occur within another century when so much might be accomplished for the good of the State and at such little cost to tho people. He and his hearers would be long dead and forgotten before California would again enjoy such an opportunity to attract the world's attention to her vast and varied resources. "If you pick up a newspaper in New York," he said, "you may perhaps dis cover a three-line telegram from Califor nia announcing that a murder had been committed, but that is all. You rarely find anything calculated to inform the people of the East of the greatness and possibilities of this State, of which they are, as a rule, totally ignorant. They do not know what we have out he.»-e.'and lienco they do not know of what develop ment our vast resources are capable. The opportunity is at hand to educate them; let us avail ourselves of it." As the committees could not act jointly in the matter of recommending the bill, further consideration of it was deferred until each committee might further dis cuss and act upon it separately. From the remarks of members of the joint committee, however, tho impression ob tained that the bill would be recommended for passage. — ♦—■ ■ "DEACONESSES." Miss Bancroft's Lecture on This Sub ject Last Evening. In spite of postponements and some confusion in notices, there was quite a good-sized audience to hear Miss Ban croft speak on her chosen theme of "Dea conesses." The lady is an eloquent speaker, showing a high degree of culture and a thorough mastery of her subject. She traced the origin of the deaconess work back to the time of the Apostles, and, showing its decline in the Middle Ages, pointed out the causes and sugges tions that led to its revival by Fleid ncr in Kaiserburg in ISWS. She spoke of tho effort now being made by the Methodists on the Pacific Coast to start a deaconess home in San Francisco, and urged her Methodist hearers to aid practically in promoting this good work. Her very tine address, so full of infor mation, so eloquent and so persuasive, cannot fail to do much, good to tho cause she represents. ACROSS THE ROCKIES. Important Indian Conference at Pine Ridge. THE BRULES ADVISED TO SURREN DER THEIR ARMS. Many Operators on the St. Panl Kail- I road Go Out on a Strike— Sensa- j tional Developments Looked for In I the Kansas Lcsislatcre Over tho Election off United States Senator— lluiiroart Accident. ! Sped*] to the Kkcord-Ukion-. Pink Kiihik Agkncy, Jan. 16.—This i afternoon an important conference took ! place on invitation of tho Ogallalas in Jhe j vicinity of the friendly camp. Six linn ! drod Brules were present. Tho Ogallal:is ] : had prepared a feast of hot coffee and ! I boiled dog. The only white men pre3 --i ent were Lieutenant Taylor of the Ninth J Cavalry, Commander of the Ogallalas | ' scouts and ex-agent M.Gillicuddy. All I the prominent Ogallala and Brule chiefs! ! were present. American Horsemndea strong talk in j favor of the Indians complying with j General Miies' disarming order, and say ing that the chiefs should return to their homes and bring their young men up to respect their white friends, dissuade them from violence and compel the children to return to school. Short Bull said many of the Rosebud Indians wanted to come to Pine Ridge, j because they knew they would be treated better there. They were starved at Rose bud sometimes. They wanted to live With their brothers in one place. The I people carried lies about the Indians when they were soperatetl. High Pipoand Two Strikes also spoke, ] and were followed by Standing Soldier, a ; line young chief, a member of tho Tayioi scouts. He said some had conifi to the agency to make trouble, and had killed friendly Indians. That had caused the soldiers to be sent against them, and made General Miles command them to toy down their amis. Ho hoped all of them would comply with the order, be cause it would bring peace a^ain. A sliort time ago he had brought to White Hat (Lieut. Taylor) a £003 many of Sil- ; ting Bull's men. They were now in' camp. They had been well treated, and j their ponies fed with grain and hay. If Big Foot and his hand had ojiee comein i they would have beon "treated in the same ; manner. Tho trouble which came to him was brought on by his own people. Dr. XfcGillicuddy then gave the In- ' djans a talk, in which he pointed out the : errors they had made. He advised them | to obey instructions in future. Lieutenant Taylor was asked by the Indians to speak. He said he knew very many Ogallalas, and was satisfied that they were friendly. He did not know the Brules so well, bat felt that there were good men among them. The trouble they had experienced had been occa sioned by a variety of circumstances. In the greater part of the Indian troubles, be had observed that the Indians always had a good excuse, and he t^jpught they had some excuse in this VRtimce. The trouble wav now over, and if they wished to remain m peace, all they had to do was to comply with the orders of Gen eral Miles. Those who had good sense should set the exam pie toand control the young men. They had turued in very j few guns, and every one knew they had many more. The Great Spirit had so fur this winter given extraordinary good weather. If a blizzard should now come up, their children and women would die, and they and the soldiers would sutler. He hoped they would immediately com ply with General Miles' order, so that the soldiers could soon go home. If they did, some of the chiefs would l>e taken to Washington to state their grievances to the Great Father. Their rights would bo recognized by the present officers over them. The council closed in tho best possible humor, the Brules having listened in tently. Good results are expected from the council. Up to this evening tho Indians have turned over fifty-one guns, out of about 1,400 Which they are believed to possess. Standing Elk's and Little Chief's bands of Cheyennes left here to-day for the Tongue River Agency, a distance of about 400 miles. They are accompanied by Captain Ewers, whose duty, among other things, will bo to satisfy the settlers along the route that the Indians are peaceable, add no danger need bo appre hended. The transfer is made in pursu ance of an agreement entered into several months ago by General Miles and the other Cheyenne Commissioners, at tho request of the Cheyennes, who are not able to live in peace with the Sioux. The disposition of the various bodies of troops remains unchanged. LABOR TROUBLES. Operators on the St. Paul Railroad Out on a Strike. Milwaukee, Jan. 16.—Just seventy two operators and station agents em ployed on the linos of the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul system quit work to-day. General Manager Earling says: "Tho road is prepared for any emergency, and at every station where an operator quit work another is ready to take his place, so that tho telegraphic business of the road suffered no delay. Tho men in volved in this affair really h;ul no griev ance, and were deceived by tho Order of Railway Telegraphers. There has been no reduction in salaries, but simply an equalization." It is said that out of forty-six lowa men men who went out, thirty-four were em ployed on tho Council Blulfs division. At some of tho lowa stations the wires were tampered with and the switches left open, but no serious delay resulted from this. SERIOUSLY CKirPI.ED. Chicago, Jan. lfl. —Grand Chief Thurs ton of tho order of Railway Telegraphers and the Grievance Committee of station agents and telegraph operators on the lines of the St. Paul road are in confer ence in this city. According to their statement the road is seriously crippled by the strike. They claim to have ad vices that 400 of the 450 on the line are out, and that additional resignations are constantly being received by telegraph and mail, making the knock-off practi cally unanimous. The railroad officials claim that only a few men are out and that their places have been promptly filled, but it is claimed by the representative operators that one of the officials' clerks, siding with the strikers, carried a telegram to the strikers' headquarters this morning on the sly, which announced that large numbers are quitting. QUIET AT KANSAS CTTT. Kansas City, Jan. IC—The St. Paul railroad officials here say they have re ceived no word that any of their operators have resigned. The Kansas City division is working all right, and local operators are at worn as usual this morning. AT CEDAU RAPIKS. Cedar Rai-ids, Jan. I(5.—A strike of the agents and operators of the St. Paul road was inaugurated this morning. TWENTY OUT OP FIVE HUNDRED. Minneapolis, Jan. 16.—Assistant Gen eral Superintendent Williams said that of about 500 operators on the division under him just twenty had resigned. He stated that the business had not been inter rupted in the least, as plenty of incu are to >c had. None of the men have gone out here. KANSAS LEGISLATUKE. Senatorial Developments Soon Ex pected. Kansas Citt, Jan. 16,—A special to the Time* from Topeka, Kan., says: Sensa tional developments in the Senatorial light may be expected soon. The Farm ers' Alliance, in caucus last night, de- I cided to unseat seven Republican mem bers of the lower house and seat seven contestant Farmers' Alliance candidates. When this fact became known to the Republicans of the Senate, it is said they decided to adjourn thfl Senate on the very day that the Republicans of the Lower House are unseated. The adjournment will be sine die, and will prevent the holding of a joint session to elect a Sena tor. The choice of a Senator to succeed Ingalls will then devolve upon Governor Humphreys, who, it is said, will name Ingalls. Jjirge Firo In Philadelphia. PiiilaiuvLimiia, Jan. 16.—A fire broke out at a late hour to-nieht in the carpet j mills of John and James Dobson, at the ; Falls of the Sehnylkill, a suburb of this city. The carpet mill is located in the center of a group of six mill buildings, i composing O ne of the largest establish ; merits of the kind in the United States. ; At 1:80 a. m. the six-story carpet and j plush mil], the wool storage house and I the Brussels carpet mill were completely j destroyed. The tire is still burning fiercely, but is believed to be under con trol. The losses will probably aggregate Heath of an Actress. ChkUlSO, Jan. IC—Miss Lillian Owen, of fcbe Sol Siiiith Russell company, who was journeying eastward from San Fran cisco to wed Charles Kent, of the Stuart Robson company, died here to-day, after a short illness, of pneumonia. She was taken "ill at Salt Lake, but managed to continue her journey until i she reached Chicago. A consultation of physicians was held at Salt Lake, advis ing that she come on here. Her sister I and mother, who came from San Fran cisco with the company, were present when she died. The body will be em balmed and shipped to San Francisco. Guilty of Imprudence. PiTTsnriw, Jan. 10. —Rev. T. J. Riley, i a Methodist Episcopal minister of Brad dock, Pennsylvania, whose trial by the I church committee lias been in progress two weeks, was found guilty to-day of j imprudence and umninisterial conduct. The charges were preferred by W. T. Morrick, who alleged that lliley alienated the affections of his wife. Declared to bo Sane. New York Jan. 10.—Alfonso Rtcpham, who shot and killed ex-Judge Reynolds ; last May, was to-day pronounced sane by o majority of the commission of three ap pointed to inquire into Stephanfs mental condition. He will now have to stand trial on a charge of murder. Tho nnmllton Will Case. Nr.w York, Jan. 16.—Mrs. Evangeline J L. Hamilton, as a witness in her own be half, was the leading attraction in tho will contest to-day. She denied that she ever introduced Mann as her husband, or ever i entered into a marriage contract with ! him. She never lived with him as his wife. Knllroad Wreck In Georgia. Atlanta (Ga.), Jan. 16. —News has just been received from Madison of a wreck on the Covington and Maeon road, in which the Athens passenger train was thrown down a sixty-four-foot embank ment. Ten persons were injured, bat none fatally. SHE TOOK MORPHINE. Mrs. Casper Quarrels With Her Hus band and Attempts Suicide. She Objected to Living With Her llus i»;niil*s Parents and Says She Was Unhappy. Mrs. Joseph W. Casper, who resides at 314 P street, attempted to commit suicide j by taking poison last night, but was pre > vented from taking a fatal dose by her husband. The couple live at the residence of the I husband's parents, and have been mar i ried ten years. As soon as Mrs. Casper had swallowed the poison, one of the boys in the house rushed out to summon a doctor and on the way met officer Gibson and told htm about it. The latter tele phoned to the police station and asked that a physician be sent to the place. Officer Gibson, special Mclaughlin and a Record-Union reporter then hur ried to the house and found the woman lying on a bod in her room. The hus band was sitting by her side. She was IN A STUPOR And hardly able to articulate, but after a few minutes rallied and told her story. Her husband joined in the narrating, and between the two the history of their lives since they were married was detailed rather minutely. They were married ten years ago in'JLhc East, and after living there for several years they quarreled, and the husband concluded to leave her and come to California. Sho remained in Ne braska with friends until last August, when at the solicitation of Casper, she started for this .State to live with him again. Sho claims that he promised not j to take her to the home of his folks, but : when she arrived he told her that they j would both have to stop at his flrthers I house. There was no serious disruption until Thursday night when husband and wife quarrelc<i. Yesterday morning Cas per went to his work as usual at the estab lishment of Postel <fc Schnerr, and his wife started down town about 10 o'clock in tho morning. Sho returned at noon and remained alone in her room during the rest of the day. .She w;is called to supper but made no answer. After Cas per nad finished his meal, he went up to the room and the quarrel was renewed. In the midut of it, Mrs. Caspar seized a paper of MORPHINE POWDER, Which was lying on the table and began to pour the drug into her mouth. Her husband knocked the poison from her hand alter she had taken a considerable quantity, and prevented her from swal lowing any move of it. Mrs. Casper says that her husband has not treated her right. She says she told him she did not want to live with his parents, but she had to give in, when she found she was alone ! and without friends in this State. She says she felt bad because he always "sided" with his parents against her. Caspars father says his son's wife , drinks freely, and will not accept tho j good advice of anybody. M rs. Casper was out 01 danger last night ,at last accounts. She refused to tell of ' iicer Gibson where she bought the mor | pliiue. WHOLE NO. 15,368. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Latest Developments in the Home Rule Agitation. MINISTER LINCOLN WELCOMED AT LONDON. A Turkish Embassador Attempts Sui cide—Tho Sugar Tax In Germany to be Abolished—Death of the Earl of Dovon—A Ix>ndon Jonrnal Urges tho Strengthening of tho Pacific Squadron of tho British Nary. Special to the Record-Uniox. London, Jan. 16.—Timothy Healy has telegraphed the Fall Mall Gazette deny ing that William O'Brien or O'Brien's father-in-law or family received Barry or himself in an uncordial manner while in Paris. Healy says O'Brien's relations are not Parnellites or sympathizers with Par nellites. Ho adds that Barry and himself were warmly welcomed, and that O'Brien is as determined an opponent of Paruell's leadership as he is himself. Tho Pall Mall Gazette quotes Parnell's statement of Sunday last while address ing a meeting at Limerick, that he was perfectly satisfied with the length he traveled with O'Brien, and says the con flicting accounts of the Boulogne confer ence furnished by Parnell and Healy, both claiming O'Brien, are not surprising. Tho Gazette adds: "English Liberals are impatient and deprecate the shilly shallying. O'Brien is doing all ho can to destroy English Liberal confidence, and is himself the greatest obstacle to a suc cessful issue of home rule." Harcourt writes: "If the Irish people and tho Irish Members of Parliament continue to maintain towards the Eng lish Liberals the attitude of friendly co operation, consultation, mutual good will and honorable confidence which ex isted before Parrttell fell, there is no rea son why they should not, with entire respect for each other's independence, work together as hitherto for the same objects and with a spirit of equal assur ance of ultimate success. If their posi tion towards you remains the same, our position towards them is unchanged. Then we are confident as ever that the future of homo rule is secured and that nothing will happen. The demands for a separation mean hostility to England, not an honorable alliance. If the Irish people ratify such a policy, homo rulo has no chance, and ought to have no chance." EARL OF DEVOX. lion. William Reginald C'ourtonay Passes Away. London, Jan. 16.—The death of the Right Hon. William Reginald Courtenay, Earl of Devon, is announced. He was born April 15, 1807, and succeeded his father March 19, 185f>. The noble Earl, who was educated at Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, was a Follow of All Souls' College, Oxford, and an Honorary D.C.L. of that university, Ho was -ailed to the bar in 1832, and repre sented South Devon from July, 1841, till January. 1849. In the last-mentioned year he was appointed a Poor-Law In spector, which office he held until the latter part of 1850. From 1850 to 1859 Lord Devon was Secretary of the Poor-Law Board. He was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in Lord Derby's third ad ministration, from July, 1866, to May, 1867, and President of tho Poor-Law Board from the latter dato to December, 1868. Minister Lincoln "Welcomed. Southampton, Jan. 16.—The Saale, from New York, with United States Minister Lincoln on board, has arrived. He declined to bo interviewed on the Behriug Sea matter. London, Jan. 16. —Linooln arrived hero at 10 o'clock, this morning from South ampton. The start'of the American Le gation was awaiting his arrival and gave Him a warm welcome. The party imme diately entered carriages and were drivcu to Lincoln's quarters. The report that Blame will communi cate with Lord Salisbury through Lincoln on the Behring Sea question is not con tinued. Tho Meeting a Failure. Paris, Jan. 16.—An effort made to night to hold a Revisionists' meeting in the Gobelins Theater ended in a complete failure. The assemblage was turbulent throughout, owing to the presence of a crowu of Boulangists, who conducted themselves in a most disorderly manner. Goblet, on rising to speak, was assailed with insulting vociferations, and finally quitted the theater. The voices of other speakers were drowned in the uproar, and finally the noisy assemblage dis persed. Attempted Suicide. Vienna. Jan. 16.—Sadullah Pasha, the Turkish Emhassador here, attempted sui cide yesterday with illuminating gas, and will probably die. It is believed that family troubles was tho cause, as his wifo is suffering from an incurable disease, and his daughter recently went insane. Tho British Navy. London, Jan. 16.—Tho Chronicle urges the Government to strengthen the Navy in the Paciiie so as to guard the British subjects in Chile. The paper adds that nothing should bo neglected while tho dilliculty with America and the trouble in the soutli exist. Hindoo Marriage Code. Calcutta, Jan. 16. —Representative orthodox Hindoos to-day held a meeting, effecting an organization to formally pro test against the Government's bill amend ing the marriage code, raising the age of consent from 10 years to 12. Sugar Tax to Bo Abolished. Berlin, Jan. 10.—Tho committee of the Reichstag having the matter in charge has approved of the abolition of tho sugar tax, provided the bounties an; main tained until all the countries interested have concurred in the abolition. Potato Crop In Ireland. London, Jan. 16. —The Irish Registrar- General, in his report on the potato crop in Ireland, announced that 780,901 acres were planted in 18!H>, as against 787,234 the preceding year, and the yield decreased 1,U37,15W tons. BRIEF NOTES. The Union Hotel is running again with new proprietors. The suit of Herzogvs. Tod hunter has been dismissed on motion oft be plaintiff- Yesterday afternoon Senator E. M. Preston delivered an able and interesting nddreaa to the students of Atkinson's IJusiness College on the subject, "Obser vution and Apprehension." .» Dallas (Tex.), Jan. IC—A. C. Petrie .t Co., wholesale dealers in lumber, assigned this afternoon. Assets, §240,000; liabili bilities, $190,000.