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VOLUME :LXXX.--]tfO. 127.
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.

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