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VOLUME LXXX.--XO. 132.
COAST CHRONICLES. Progress Made bythe Expedition to Death Valley. CHINESE DRIVEN OUT OP MILTON, OREGJN. At tho -San Jose Athletic Club Delnney was Knocked Out hy McCarthy in the Twentieth Round—A Hospital Patient at Santa Rosa Cuts His Throat from Ear to Ear. Special to the Record-Union. Kkkler (CaL), Jan. 22. —Communica- tions just received from the Death Valley expedition, dated Lone Willow Springs, January l.th, give the personnel of the party as it entered the valley as follows: Professors Palmer, Fisher, Coville, Fun ston, Bailey, Nelson and Dikeman and four assistants, eleven in all, with seven teen animals, Professor Stevens of San Bernardino being unable to join the ex pedition until later in the season. The entire party left Lone Willow Springs on the 15th, and will separate after entering the valley into two parties, avid camp as follows: Professors Palmer, Coville, Fisher and Funston at Furnace Creek, near the north end and on the ajast side of the valley; Professors Bailey, Kelson and Dikeman at Bennett's Wells, situated about the center of the valley and very close to the line of the greatest depression from the sea level. After remaining at Bennett's Wells long enough to investigate that locality, Professor Bailey and party will start Kouth, skirting the southern end of the valley, thence up the east side to the Armagosa desert. About the same time Professor Palmer ami party will push on northward, both parties eventually meet ing at the oasis. Each party will be met at intervals by a supply wagon, which will secure neces sary provisions at Daggett, each party carrying enough to last until the wagons can get around again, to avoid overload ing the field transportation. The party will travel sixty miles from Lone Willow Springs before reaching water again. Facilities are at hand for carrying two hundred gallons, enough for three days, which will enable them to reach the water in the valley. The naturalists expect to accomplish their work in the valley in about six weeks, after which they will declare war on the mammals in the Funereal and Panamint Mountains. Great success is re ported in their undertaking, many rare specimens having been secured in Pana mint Valley. THE PALMER TRIAL. Testimony Taken in Behalf of tho De fense. San Francisco, Jan. 22. —Tn the Palmer forgery case, yesterday afternoon, W. A. •'eft, -i Sacramento attorney who has been in the employ of Palmer, denied that any tin-• ho had tried to "steer" witness Boh-e against Senator Fair in reference to his testimony. Tho defense also introduced in evidence letters written by expert Angus to Chief of Police Lee of Sacramento, which showed that from November 1, IS9O, wit ness Clarke has been receiving $10 a ■month from Senator Fair, out of which he supported his wife and child. Captain Lee was informed that Senator Fail would make no promise to Clarke for the future because, if discovered, it might af fect the prosecution of Palmer. Other witnesses testified to unimportant anatters, and the ease went over until to day. George A. Bigelow, who was super seded as bookkeeper on the Fair ranch by Clarke, was the first witness called this morning. He testified that at the request of Palmer he balanced the books and counted the cash on hand when he va cated liis position. It will be rembered that Clarke swore that before he left the office he entered in pencil on the cash-book a bill of the Southern Pacific Railroad for freight, $1 30, and when he returned he discovered the entry changed to $130 in ink. Witness Bigelow testified that he found in the office a receipt on a printed blank for said freight, dated January 20, 1888, reading as follows: Received from Heed ranch one hundred and thirty dollars, in full for above aootmnt. 11. J. I'AI.MKK, per C. On tho back of this receipt is the follow ing promissory note: Knh.ht's Landing. Feb. 1,1889. One day after date, for value received. I promise to pay H. J. ______r or order one hundred and thirty dollars, with interest from date until paid at the rate of 1 per cent, per month. Wm. P. Ci.akkk. On tho witness-stand Clarke testified that he gave this note to Palmer to cover the deficiency in order to retain his posi tion on the ranch. Barney Henderson, a Chinese herder on the Fair ranch, testified as to the man ner he kept the time of workmen. Charles S. Neal, a former confidential clerk for Fair, was recalled as a witness. He contradicted the testimony of Fair as to a certain conversation between Fair and Palmer under a tree, which he acci dentally overheard. SWEET WINE PRODUCERS. Tho Protest Aaralnst Additional Reve nues on Their Products. San Francisco, Jan. 22.—At a meeting of the sweet wine producers at the Viti cultural Commission's rooms to-day, F. A. West and George West, of Stockton, were present; also Julius P. Smith and C. A. Wetmore, of Livermore; CL H. Jfcirby, of Fowler; Hermann C. Eggers, a»f Fresno; E. L. Watkins. of the San Gabriel Company; Juan Galligos, of San Jose, and others. The main question discussed was the action of the Internal Revenue collectors in requiring additional revenue on sweet wines that contain more than ten per cent, of alcohol before fortification. A telegram was sent to the Internal Revenue Department, requesting the sus pension of the order until a more thor ough investigation was held in relation to the matter. GLOVE FIGHT. McCarthy Knocks Delancey Out In the Twentieth Round. San Jose, Jan. 22.—The glove contest between Jack Delancey and Mick Mc- Carthy took place before the San Jose Athletic Club to-night, and resulted in a victory for McCarthy in the twentieth round. The men were well matched, and the contest was very scientific. Delancey did most of the leading up to the seventeenth round, and had worn himself out to a great degree. At this j time McCarthy commenced his work, and found his opponent a comparatively j easy prey. With left-handed jabs and | right-handed upper-cuts McCarthy fol- | lowed Delancey over the ring. McCarthy I showed superior generalship, and won by j his waiting tactics. When McCarthy saw his opponent was growing weak he stated in to finish him. j In the nineteenth round McCarthy j THE RECORD-UNION. knocked Delancy through the ropes. He was up at the end of eight seconds, and was knocked down again, but arose at nine seconds. McCarthy hit him in the jaw, knocking him through the ropes near his corner, and tho call of time saved him. In the twentieth round Delancy fought gamely, but was too weak, and was knocked through the ropes at his own corner. He made a struggle to rise, but Mas counted out. Preparing for Government Engineers. Marysville, Jan. 22.—At the call of the- Mayor a meeting of Yuba and Butter Counties'citizens was held this evening to arrange for a reception of the United States engineers, who will arrive this week to Investigate the navigation of tho rivers. Tlio following committee was ap pointed: Mayor Hufstetter, A. C. Bing liam. Edwards WoOdrufl*,W. T. Kllis. Jr., A. H. Wilbur, L. P. Farmer aud T. li. Hall. The committee are t>> furnish all information possible to _ne engineers rela tive to our commerce. A Despondent Hospital Patient. Santa Rosa, Jan. 22.—A patient named Sampson, in the County Hospital, suffer ing from Bright's disease, attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat late yesterday afternoon. He was (band in the wood-house several hundred yards from tlio building, lying unconscious in a pool of blood, with his throat cut from ear to ear. He used a dull knife. 'Un wound presented a horrible appearance. The Comity Physician, Shearer, has hopes of saving the man's life. Ghastly F!ud. SEATTLE (Wash.), Jan. 22.—The par tially decomposed body of a man was fonnd to-day in a trunk in the woods near Smith Cove, by two Norwegian fish ermen. The trunk was concealed on the summit of a lofty clay hank, and the spot is only accessible by water. The position of the trunk indicated that it had been hastily deposited. The men left the i rank as they found it andcame to tlie city for the Coroner, who will investigate at once. Opium Smugglers on Tidal. Seatti.k, Jan. 22.—During the trial of ex-police officers Raymond and Clovette, for opium smuggling, in the United States Court to-day, Collector of Customs C. It. Brad-haw testified thai during his entire term not a single can of prepared opium had been entered for duty at tbe Custom-house. Tiiis astounding state ment shows the extent to which opium smuggling is carried on. Chinese .Must Go. Prniii.eton (Or.), Jan. 22.—A report come from .Milton, n few miles from here, that the Chinese were driven out of the town last night by a mob Of 100 men. They went to the Chinese quarter and !••<! the celestials out with ropes around their necks. It is thought __c mob consisted of discharged railroad section hands ami their sympathizers in Milton. The Chi nese were pretty roughly handled, and it is said two of them were" badly hurt. At the Field Trials. Ba___BSF____3, Jan. 22.—"Ladies' day" at the field trials was very largely at tended. A tine lunch was spread at the grounds. In the rnnning-off of the ail age stake for first prize, the contestants were Black Joe 11., winner of the second series, and Patti Croxteth. The latter won the heat and first prize. Birds were ii.a very abundant. To-morrow the sec ond and third prizes will be contested lor. suicide at Winters. Winters, Jan. 22.—A young man, Louis Taylor, son of Colonel C. L. Tay lor, of San Francisco, committed suicide this morning at 7*20 O'clock at the Occi dental Hotel by blowing out his brains withapistoL The muzzle ofthe pistol had been placed in his mouth. Held to Answer. Chico, Jan. 22.—George Wilson, who was arrested one week ago for attempting to murder his wife, had a preliminary ex amination this morning" and was held under $1,000 bonds to appear before the Superior Court. Suits on Promissory Notes. Tacoma, Jan. 22.—A suit lias been com menced in the Superior Court by tlie Northern Pacific against (i. \V. Hunt, tlie railroadman, for the recovery ot $155, --000, with interest due, upon three prom issory notes. Opium Seizure. Tacoma, Jan. 22. —The customs officers to-day seized 145 taels of unstamped opium. The drug was found in a trunk on tlie Northern Pacific wharf. The trunk was consigned to EL 15. Edmunds, Portland, Or. Nevada Legislature. Carson* (Nov.), Jan. 22.—Speaker of the Assembly Bicknell has inslructed the Sergeant-at-Arms to refrain from selling spirituous or malt liquors in the Capitol building during the session. Guns for the Victoria Nnvy-Ynrd. Victoria (8.C.), Jan. 22.—The bark- Formosa, 173 days from London, arrived to-day. Her cargo includes a lot of guns for the navy-yard. THE ELECTION BILL. Nine Republican Senators Will Oppose its Passage. Washington, Jan. 22.—Your corre spondent is informed to-night upon re liable authority that the Republicans will allow the Democratic Senators to debate the cloture rule for several days, and then cut them off short by an arbitrary ruling of Vice-President Morton. The Democrats will squeal and squirm, but it will avail them naught. According to tlie programme, as given to the California Associated Press by a leading Democratic Senator to-m'ght, the opponents of the elections bill w_\\ desert the Senate chamber, leaving only one man on deck, probably Gorman. They are in doubt as to whether Stewart, Teller, Jones and Wolcott will be willing to join with them in filibustering. If not. their hopes of breaking the quorum will be dissi pated. It is said by a prominent San Francisco man, who is a close friend of Stanford's, that at least nine Republican Senators will vote against the elections bill. The Democrats do not rely on this number. ♦ SOLDIERS' HOME. A Director to Succeed Governor Mark ham Not Vet Appointed. Wash in uton, Jan. 22.—At the meeting of the House Committee on Military _______ to-day it was stated that Van dever's resolution providing for the ap pointment of George J. Bonebrake of Los Angeles, vice Governor Markham, resigned, as manager of the Board of Di rectors of the Los Angeles Soldiers' Home, had not been reported favorably, because since his resignation Governor Markham liad sent a telegram withdraw ing itibr a time. Colonel Smedburg has filed a letter w-ith the committee from Governor Markham recommending him for the appointment of the vacancy. Bonebrake is recommended by General Vandever as above stated. ♦ "I want you to tell me," said one pretty girl to another pretty girl, "how can you travel in the ears as much as you do and prevent men from speaking to yon." *'I chew gum," was the simple answer;— D etroit Free Press, SAC__t_______E_NTO, FELD AY MOR]S TrtsG, JANUAEY 23, 1891. INDIAN APPROPRIATIONS. Amounts Agreed Upon for Pacific Coast Reservations. PROVISION MADE FOR THEIR CARE AND EDUCATION. Twenty Thousand Hollars to be Placed in the Hands of tho Indian Commis sioner to Expend for Irrigation Pur poses on the Pnclfle Coast Reserva tlons. Special to the Record-Union. Washington, Jan. 22.—Chairman Per kins iias furnished the California Associ ated Press with the appropriations as agreed upon for the Pacific Coast Indians for the fiscal year ending June9o, 1892. The report will be submitted to the House to-morrow. For the pay of tho agents: At Warm Springs, 51.2U0; Klamath Agency, fl,200; Grande Hondo Agency, $1,200; Siletz Agency, $1,200; Umatilla Agency, $I,2<K>; Neafa Hay Agency. $1,200; Yakima Agency, $1,800; Colville Agency, $1,500; Puyallup (consolidated) Agency, end rac ing the Nesqually and Snohomish and Qdfnault Agency, .1,(500; Tulalip Agency, $1,200; Hound Valley Agency, $1,-00- Hoopa Valley Agency, &200; Mission Tule River (consolidated: Agency. $1,600; Nevada Agency, $L,500; Western Shoshone Agency, $1,500; Nez Percee Agency, $1,000; Colum bias and Colvilh-s—for annuity for Chief Moses $1,000, for annuity for » Uief '17 --naskei snio, for employes.s6,ooo, for sup port and civilization, and for 1». Wamish and other allied tribes in the State of Washington, including the pay of em ployes, 57,(K10; confederated bands of Middle Oregon, and pay of employes, $8,000; for the support, civilization and instruction of _______th£ and Modocs, and other Indians of the Klamath Agency in Oregon, including the pay of employes; $5,000; for the support and civilization of the Shoshone Indians in Nevada, includ ing the pay of employes, $18,000; for the support aha civilization of the 'i onkawa Indians,,and*-for seeds and agricultural implements, $5,000; for the support of ami civilization ofthe Walla Walla,Cayose and I'liiatilla tribes, including the pay id' employes, $6,500; for the support and civilization of the Yakimas and oilier In dians at sai<l agency, including the pay of employes, $10,000. General ami incidental expenses of the Indian service in California, including traveling expenses of agents and support and civilization of Indians at Round Val ley, Hoopa Valley, Tule River and Mission Agencies,slß,ooo; and the pay of tiie employes, including one carpenter (for Hoopa Valley Agency), at the same ag< ney, $9,000; iv all, 5_7,000. For general incidental expenses ofthe Indian service, including the traveling expenses of agents in Oregon and the support and the civilization of Indians at the Grande Roods ami Siletz Agendas, $10,000- and for the pay of employs at the same agencies, $3,000; in all, $l*kOoQ. General incidental expenses of tlie Indian service, including traveling ex penses of agents in Nevada and the sup port and civilization of Indians located on Piute, Walker River and Pyramid Lake Reservations, and the Piutes uo Western Shoshone Reservation, $16,500; and pay of employes at same agencies, $6,000; in all, 8_2,-><.o. For support of Indian pupils, at Sl". r> per annum each, necessary out-buildings, repairs, and fencing at tlie Indian School at Salem, Or. (formerly the Forest Grove School), and pay for the Superintendent of said school at $2,000 per annum, $54,500; for the support ami education of one hun dred Indian pupils at St. Honiface's In dustrial School at Banning, Cal., $_2,500. Kor general incidental expenses of the Indian service in Washington, including the traveling expenses of seven agents j ami the support and civilization of the Indians at the Colville and Nisqually Agile ies, and tlie pay of employes, iii- Hiiding a physician for the C<eur d'Alene Reservation, 81(5,000. For support of Indian pupils, at $175 per annum each, necessary out-buildings, repairs and fencing at the Indian School at Carson City, New, and for the pay of the Superintendent of said school, $1,-00, in all £25,000. Chairman Perkins says $20,000 will be appropriated to bo placed in the hands of the Indian Commissioner, to expend in irrigation on the Pacific Coast reserva tions at such places as the Commissioner may direct. THE SILVER POOL. Testimony Taken Before tho Invest i p-iitlng Committee. Washington, Jan. _2.—The special committee on the silver pool this morn ing examined Senators -Stewart, Teller and Wah-ott. They denied all knowledge of a pool. K. N. Hill, a lawyer, said that one J. W. Hcdenberg, a real estate man from Chicago, came to him last spring and talked over the silver legislation, and showed what he said were certificates for 1.000 ounces of silver each, suggesting that, if witness could sell some on a margin of $_5 per 1,000 ounces, he would be paid one certificate for every four shares sold. Witness said lie might sell some to business friends, but Hedenl.erg interrupted him with tho statement that lie wanted the certificates sold to nieiii bers of Congress. Witness did not want to go into the tiling. Ho had no knowledge of any certificates being offered to members of Congress. Witness had written some essays on bi-metallisin, which had ap peared in the Congressional Record. Dinglcy asked if they were delivered as speeches, but witness laughingly an swered that he did not know what was done with them. James A. George, who said he ran a provision store in this city, had heard the conversation between Hill and Hcden berg. Hedcnberg had told him that he had got a pool organized hat held a million ounces of silver. Hedenberg wanted witness to see the Southern members, and said he did not want free coinage, but the llouse bill. Witness told Hedenberg that he was a freo coinage man, and if he knew of a Congressman going the other wav he would expose him. Hedenberg. in reply to the suggestion from witness, said that ho (Hedenberg), coming from Chicago, ought to see the Illinois members. He replied that he would look after them, and wanted witness to see the Southen. members. After the statement that wit ness was a free coinage man, however, Hedenberg dodged him constantly. VERY EXPENSIVE LtTXTRY. It Costs Money to Try a Murderer In Alaska. Washington, Jan. 22d.—From the fol lowing communications it would seem that justice by jury trial in Alaska is a very expensive luxury. Attorney-General Miller is in receipt of a letter from Marshal Porter, at Sitka, saying that the trial of murderer Clark] who killed Agent John Hemingway, of the Alaska Commercial Company, takes place next month. Subpenas cannot be served for lack of funds for tho transpor- tation of witnesses. It becomes neces sary, therefore, for the Government to furnish a revenue-service vessel for the transportation of witnesses. He urges upon Congress the importance of favorable action, and says there are many revolting murderers nt large, and the citizens are entirely dependent upon Congress for the protection of life and property. Territorial Attorney Johnson indorses the recommendations, and says twelve witnesses will be required in the trial of Clark, and it will cost about §1.000 for each transportation via San Francisco. So it would be economy for the Govern ment to furnish a vessel. Judge Bugbee indorses Mr. Potter's letter. Attorney-General Miller says §15,000 should lie appropriated annually in'order to cover the 1,500 miles between Sitka and Oonalaska. Secretary Windona transmits these communications to Congress, and concurs with the recommendations therein con tained, and says a vessel should sail from San Francisco not later than March 15th next. The documents wero referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and the suggestions will probaDTy be carried out. ARID LANDS. Special Report ou Their Irrigation in Washington. Washington, Jim. 22.—Joseph Nim mo, Jr., has presented a special report to Secretary Rusk on the reclamation of arid lands in the State of Washington. Be reports an abundant rainfall between the Cascade ranges. The attention of the department is asked to the fertility of the Skagit belts on Puget Sound. lie reports no progress towards the construction of irrigation work in the valley of Yakima since the Senate Com mittee's visit in 1880, but says a great work is contemplated by tlie Northern Pacific, Yakima aud Kittitas Irrigation Company. The work is to cost several million dollars. Tiie Northern Pacific Railway Company having contributed iis land at a very low price, is rendering gnat aid to this work. He reports the Winars Valley Im perfectly irrigated, but considers it re claimable. Franklin County possesses a rich soil, but is barren and "without Irri gation. Hi- states that a plan is suggested to take out a canal at the head of the Priest !';.j.ii!s, which would cover a large por tion of these Irrigable lands. The' Walla Walla country produces barley, wheat and oats without irrigation, but the fruit and vegetables are in need of irrigation. The Walla Walla River supplies water H>r tl.is purpose. No fertilizers of nny >".: are used on wheat lands, and irriga tion at Walla Walla is done 'in the row," and not liy Hooding them. CROP BULLETIN. Favorable Rerun. Regarding Califor nia Products. Washington, Jan. 22.—The monthly crop bulletin; just issued bythe Agri cultural Department, says the California corn crop is good and above the average. The hay crop was also a good one, but prices are low. The hop crop has been -rood in-quality, and is bringing in good prices. The fn-lt crop, though not generally so large, on account of the prices realized in tin Eajstern markets large additional plantations will be made the coming win tor. The grape crop has also been unusually good in quality and qtiHiility wherever the vineyards were healthy. Raisins and dried grapes were (iamaged in some sec tions by early rains, but not to any se rious extent. As near as can be ascertained the wine crop of the State wiU be about 15,000,000 gallons <>f more than average quality, anil as the' old stocks were mostly cleaned out before the vintage, __edemands of trade are constantly increasing, and we may hope for a revival ofthe industry in the next few years. Prices of grapes for wine making have advanced fully one third, and a hopeful feeling prevails. However, the ravages of phylloxera and of the southern vine disease hate been very serious, and the area of productive vine yards will he very much decreased. The planting of American resistant vines •Offers the only effectual remedy. QUIET "WEDDING. Marriage of Morton Mitchell and Mis. George C. Lndd. Washington, Jan. 22.—'Ihe marriage OfMblton Mitchell of Boston and Mrs. George S. Ladd of San Francisco was the sensation this evening, after the fact be came known. The greatest secresy had been maintained over the arrangements, ami the circumstances prevented two or three friends who were invited from being present. Tlic marriage took place at St. John's Church at half-past 6,and only a small wedding party and three newspaper writers were present. The bride came into the almost empty church leaning ou the arm of Charles Warren Stoddard. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Miii-hell drove hack to the Shoreham, and started to-night for New York, intending to sail in a couple of weeks for a tour of undetermined length. Mitchell is a cousin of Vice-President Morton. Rumor has it that Mrs. Ladd's engage ment was two days old. The marriage was set for Tuesday last, but owing to unforseen events it was postponed until this evening, Sho wore her first wed ding dress. FREE COINAGE. Tho Measure Has Many Advocates In Boston. Washington, Jan. 22.—A letter from Boston to the National Silver Committeo says that if they will hold a meeting in Boston, a bigger crowd will be present than at the anti-silver meeting at Faneuil Hall several days ago. Edward Curtis, of San Francisco, was appointed a committee of one to confer with the Farmers' Alliance to secure their co-operation in the efforts for free coinage legislation. Curtis had a conference with Congressman-elect Livingstone of Geor gia, Humphreys of Texas, Powderly and others. They were enthusiastic, and promised to go in a body to the Capitol, if necessary, and also to see tho President. They asked Curtis to be present to-mor row, when they will pass a resolution in favor of free coinage, and promised any further assistance they could render. T. V. Powderly says the Knights of Labor will co-operate. WASHINGTON NOTES. Bids for Furnishing the Iron Work for tho New PostofHce. Washington, Jan. 22.—Jos. McGuire, Wm. Gutenberger and Palm Bros, of Sacramento, the Phelps Manufacturing Company, Bigelow & Little and Rix «fc Firth of San Francisco, and Clark, Bat ten & Co. and the Dearborn Foundry Company of Chicago to-day made bids for the iron contract for the beam work of the Sacramento Postoffice building. The contract is to be awarded in a few da vs. Hugh Logan and O. WViDoane have been appointed pension examining sur geons at The Dalles, Oregon. Alfred T. Perkins of Alameda, Cal., is in town. G. C. Simmons of Sacramento is regis tered at the National Hotel. Placed on the Retired List. Washington, Jan. 22.—Brigadier-Gen eral Benet, Chief of Ordnance of the army, was to-day placed on the retired list, having reached the age of 62. STORMY WEATHER High Waters Throughout the New England States. FIERCE GALE BLOATING ALONG THE HUDSON. Factories and Houses Flooded—One- Third of Wilkesbarrc, Pa., Under Water—Pleasant Valley, N. V., Sub merged, and thoP-._tle Driven Into the Second I • luch S'liforiny.- Experience.' I Special to the ReCvUH-UNtoK. New York, Jan. 22.—Much rain has fallen over the New England and Middle States to-day, and to-night from many points come tidings of freshets and threat ened floods. Bridges are being swept away in Dutchess County, New York. In the Mohawk Valley there is an immense ice gorge near Tribes Hill, and the people on the low lands fear a flood. On tho lower Hudson all day there has been the fiercest gale and rain-storm of the season, aud some places are com pletely flooded. At Highland Light, Massachusetts, a terrific southwest gale is likely to cause considerable damage in the bay and about Provinceton. A terrific rain-storm, accompanied by winds, prevailed at Danbury, Connecti cut, doing a vast amount of damage. Still River has risen, and the lower lloors of factories are flooded, and the streets were almost impassable. The schools closed, and business was practically sus pended. Several washouts occurred on the New York and the New England railroads. At Waterburv, Conn., the rivers are rising. Merchants are flooded out and the factories closing. The large shop of the Norton Jewelry Company at Chartley, Mass., nearly com pleted, was blown to the ground. Near Mouson, Mass., the main roads are sub merged and piled with ice, which has crushed the telephone and telegraph poles. Houses and barns are flooded, and stock is suffering. Several points in Vermont report wash outs.' This morning water came pouring down on the hills west of Harrington, Mass., and in a short time the sewers wen- choked up and the streets, stores and houses flooded, causing great dam age. A terrific rain-storm swept over Wyoming Valley, in Pennsylvania. Over one-third of Wilkesbarre is now under water, and traffic is completely suspended on the street railways. The gorge in the Susquehanna River extends thirty-seven miles, and it is feared that to-day's storm will cause the river to back up and flood the valley. The dam at Hibernia, N. V., on Wap ping Creek, broke, adding the water of the large pond to the already swollen stream. The rush of ice and water moved the large iron bridge on the Cen tral New England road. The iron high way bridge was destroyed, and part of the mill at Hibernia torn away. At Pleasant Valley the people were driven into the second stories of their houses, and were only able to get about in boats. People residing in the vicinity of Cape Henry were terrified last night bythe Storm. The houses swayed and trees were uprooted. The wind reached 05 miles mi hour. This morning the water in the Eouaatonicand Naugatuck (Conn.) Rivers began rising, and by noon seven feet of water was falling on the dam. The meadows and Derby Driving Park are flooded. All the factories are closet! and sentinels are stationed to watch the dam. This evening the gate-house on the west end of'the long dam began to waver, and live minutes later was twisted around by the mass of ice and snow, and a sec tion of the dam three feet deep and three hundred feet long went out. The alarm was given and the people rushed from their houses. An immense volume of wider rushed down the river, and a paper mill and Daggett's postal-card factory were badly damaged. The railroad trestle was carried out. and several factories will have to remain closed. Great excitement prevails, but no further serious damage is reported. The dam, which is 500 feet long and 22 feet deep, <-ost a million dollars. It is pretty badly damaged. LOS ANGELES CABLE SYSTEM. No Grounds for Criminal Prosecution Against the Management. Chicaho, Jan. 22. — Holmes, speak ing ofthe story in a morning paper about the alleged irregular practices in connec tion with the building ofthe Los Angeles cable railway system, and the floating of securities, stated that the New York bond dealers may have sent an agent here to investigate the ______ of the com pany, but that there was any ground whatever in the transactions for criminal prosecution is absolutely untrue. The bonds were issued with the ap proval of the stockholders, who also de cided that the road should lie built by temporary loans, and when finished the bonds would be divided among the stock holders pro rata. Tho road was so built, hut in the meantime money became scarce, and the stockholders, with few ex ceptions, refused to take the bonds, and the notes were left in the banks. The efforts to sell the bonds to outside parties wero unsuccessful because of general financial stringency. In regard to the alleged misrepresenta tion in value of the Los Angeles road, Holmes says the books were kept in Los Angeles, and in one of the reports sent here there was an accidental clerical error in the ten thousand column that made a great difference in the showing. Jt de ceived him, as well as the stockholders. During the first year of the operation of the road Los Angeles was visited by dis astrous floods wiiich made its operation linancially disastrous. Still, he says the city is rapidly growing, and the fran chise runs fifty years, With a little waiting there is no reason why any stock holder should lose a dollar. EASTERN POLITICS. Prospects for a Compromise in the Montana Legislature. Helena (Mont.), Jan. 22.—80 th parties to the legislative deadlock havo been caucusing all day. The Democrats to-day made a proposition that the two Houses come together with twenty-eight Re publicans and twenty-seven Democrats, the latter to have the organization of the Houses. The Republicans, in accepting, asked for a division of the offices, and that the proceedings of the rival houses be ex punged Irom the journals. This the Democrats refused. It is probable, how ever, that some agreement will be reached by Monday, as the Republican House has adjourned until Saturday. THE NEBRASKA GOVERNORSHIP. Lincoln (Neb.), Jan. 22.—The joint convention of the Legislature to hear the election contest met this morning, but at once took a recess until 2 p. m., when the decision of the Supreme Court on the legality of the proe.edings will be for- mally delivered. The court holds that the signature of the Governor and Lieu tenant-Governor to concurrent resolu tions are necessary to make acts of the joint convention valid. This leaves the Independents in some what of a dilemma. They must proceed to pass another concurrent resolution, and this will take about six days if Governor Boyd refuses to sign it. Under to-day's decision no contest can be held. They assert that a resolution calling for a joint session to contest the right of the Governor to the seat should be legal with out his signature, but the State Constitu tion is mandatory on that point. There is some talk of their dropping the contest. If they do, the only obstacle in Boyd's way will be the proceedings to test his citizenship, instituted by ex-Governor 1 nayer. NO MATERIAL CHANGE. Piekre (S. D.), Jan. 22.—The third and fourth ballots for Senator were taken to day without material change. NO RESULT. Bismarck (N. D.), Jan. 22.—The Legis lature took nine ballots for Senator to day without result and few changes. THE DEMOCRATS FAVOR VILAS. Madison (Wis.), Jan. 22. —The Demo crats in the Legislature in joint caucus to-day nominated for United States Sen ator William F.Vilas. IN ILLINOIS. Springfield, Jan. 22.—One ballot was taken in the joint session of the Legis lature to-day for United States Senator. It was without change from yesterday. Adjournment was then taken till to-mor row. VALUABLE LETTERS STOLEN. A Thief Gets Hold of a Chicago Batik's Mull. Chicago, Jan. 22.—Tho foci has just transpired in regard to the theft of a very valuable package of letters belonging to the Northwestern National Bank. Yes terday morning tlie bank's messenger called at the Postoffice for the bank's mail. He was given part of it, and was told to call for the remainder in fifteen minutes. Just before the expiration of that time a young man who evidently overheard the conversation with the messenger, called for the remaining mail. It was given to him without question, and nothing more thought of the matter till the arrival of the regular messenger. By that time the thief had escaped. It is supposed the stolen package consisted of about sixty letters, containing from $100, --000 to H50,000, mostly in drafts, checks and other non-negotiable papers. BEHRING SEA CONTROVERSY. D. O. Mills Believes It Should be Sub mitted to Arbitration. New York, Jan. 22.—D. O. Mills is largely interested in the North American Commercial Company, which has a leaso ot the seal islands in Behring Sea. He says: "It seems to me that the main question involved in this whole contro versy, from its beginning to the present time is the protection of the femalo seals. The case of Say ward is merely an incident in the case. Whether or not a decision by the Supreme Court upon this appeal will be taken by the British Government as a ruling upon other previous seizures. lam unable to say; how the controversy will end, I have not the remotest idea; but I believe it should be submitted to arbitra tion." Situation at Pino Kiclge. Pine Ridge, Jan. 22.—Orders for mov ing away the various commands now in the field are being prepared. Forty more guns w _re turned over to General Miles this evening. Several girl inmates of the Indian boarding-school have run away, having been induced to do so, it is stated, by their parents, who told them the structure was to be burned down by the Brules. THK WOUNDED KNEE BATTLE. Chicago, Jan. 22.—Assistant Adjutant- General Corbin was asked if the official report on the investigation at the Wounded Knee battle condemns anyone, and he replied that it finds that Colonel Forsythe was unmindful of the instruc tions issued by General Mines against the very thing that happened that day. The reports that the inquiry freed the re sponsible persons from blame are errone ous. Financial Notes. Kansas ICity (Mo.), Jan. 22.—The run on th; Kansas City Deposit and Savings Bank ended this morning. Sinco Mon day it has paid out $150,000, and is pre pared to pay in full the amount of depos its, 9900,008. The Central Bank was absorbed to-day by the Merchants' National Bank, which will pay all claims. The Central Bank went out of business because the profits were too small to pay an adequate interest on tho capital. An Austrian Connt's Daughter. New York, Jan. 22.—1t is stated that Count George Szirmoz, of Austro-Hun gary, has been in this city three weeks hunting for his seventeen-year-old daugh ter, who was stolen from a convent abroad by a former mistress of tho Count, who thus sought revenge. Traces of the young Countess have been found in the low dens Of Thompson street, where it is believed the abductor placed her, but the girl can not be found. Suicide at New York. New York, Jan. 22.—Julius Lundell, 29 years old, a servant in the household of Collis P. Huntington, shot and killed himself this evening in a cellar of the lattcr's house. He saw his brother off for Europe to-day, and when he returned home his manner indicated that he had been drinking heavily. Deed of a Jealous Wife. Brocton (Mass.), Jan. 22.—Mrs. Lud wig Anderson to-day gave her three chil dren, aged five, four and two years, mor phine, and took a dose herself. She is dead, and her children are not expected to live. Jealousy of her husband was the cause. A Dishonest Salesman. New York, Jan. 22.—William C. Dun can, city salesman for the diamond house of Lcwishon & Co., in Maiden Lane, has disappeared with §30,000 worth of dia monds and pearls. Inspector Byrnes is working on the case. OF AFRICAN DISCOVERIES. Some Illustrations In Which Due Merit and Credit -Should bo Given. The history of African geographical dis coveries for more than thirty years past, says the Illustrated News of the World, is a topic so wide and complex that in mere passing allusions ono cannot enumerate all the actions of merit. In our recent memoir of the late Sir Richard Burton it was stated, and justly, that he was the first European traveler who reached Lako Tanganyika, accompanied by Speke, but that Speke first discovered Lake Victoria Nyanza, which was afterward explored by Speke aud Grant, while Sir Samuel Baker was the discoverer of Lake Albeit Nyanza, and of its outlet in the White Nile. But the river called the Victoria Nile, which connects the Victoria Nyanza Lake with the Albert Nyanza and the White Nile, was first explored, in 1871, by Colonel Chaille Long, chief of staff to General Gordon. From Urodogani and from Nyamyongo, where Captain Speke was stopped twelve years before, Colonel Long descended this river by by canoes to below M'rooli, discovering the Gita' Nzige Lake and I^ike Koja oo Ibrahim, and proving its connection with the Nile. This import ant geographical discovery is attested to by a letter from General Gordon, and General Long's merit ought not to be for gotten.. WHOLE NO. 15,373. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The American Hog Discussed ia the Reichstag.' GLADSTONE CONGRATULATED ON HIS RECENT VICTORY. Twelve Persons Injured In a Railway Wreck in Mexico-Death of the Sis ter of tlie Late Emperor William- Intense Cold Weather Prevails in Italy-An Editor to bo Expelled From Italy. Special to the Record-Union. Berlin, Jan. 22.—1n the Reichstag to day Barth, a member of the Deutsch rreisinnige party, moved to repeal the prohibition of pork and bacon. Secretary Yon Boetticher said despite the increased stringency measures taken in America to suppress trade in bad hog products, there was still no guarantee that Germany would be sufficiently pro tected from the danger of trichinosis. He asserted that 7 per cent, of tho American hogs were affected with the disease, as against B per cent, of German hogs. Schmidt, of the Freisinnige party, urged tho necessity of supplying the working people of Germany with Amer ican meat, which is considered cheaper than Germany's meat. Broetucl of tho Deutseh Freisinnige party held that it was un-christianbko to make the people's necessities dear in this barbarous manner. Yon Boettiches further said that the English-American people did not eat raw mP sue5 ueA as is consumed in Germany. I he Reichstag then adjourned. GLADSTONE'S VICTORY. It Was the Most Splendid Since the General Election. London, Jan. 22.—Gladstono has tele graphed a reply to a correspondent at Hartlepool, who wired Gladstone his con gratulations upon the victory of the Glad stonian candidate, as follows: "The elec tion is, from the time and circumstances, by far the most important since 1880. The limits of a telegram preclude giving my full meaning, but all must see the simple figures of the poll reduce to dust and ashes the declarations of Lord Salisbury s!. r,J? enry James, Grot-hen and the Duke ot Westminster upon what they call 're cent events.'" The Daily News, commenting on the victory ot Furness in the Parliamentary election in Hartlepool, says: "It is the most splendid victory since the Eeneral election." The Chronicle claims the victory for tho labor unions, the leaders of which had told the members to support Furness, be cause ho had tikeu a pledge to employ only union labor, while Gray, his op ponent, had refused to take the pledge. The Tirnea say the election at Hartle pool reveals a danger that the Unionists should never lose sight of. The Standard says: "Though it is no guide as to the result of a general election, the election in Hartlepool serves to give a point to Lord Salisbury's warning." A SETTLEMENT WILL SOON BE REACHED. London, Jan. 22.—Parnell, when ques tioned to-day as to whether ho expected good results from O'Brien's and Dillon's efforts, was very reticent, saying that the matter had passed out of his hands. He believed that a settlement will be effected. After tho Hartlepool victory Gladstono cannot hesitate about giving the assur ance demanded by Parnell. Sexton said privately yesterday that there was a sub stantial settlement. He believed that McCarthy has already obtained from Gladstone the assurances that Parnell re quires. Harrington and John Redmond went to Boulogne again to-day at the request ot O'Brien and Dillon. Their visit will probably bring the situation to a close. Duke of Bedford. London, Jan. 22.—The Coroner's jury renders a verdict to the effect that tho Duke of Bedford killed himself by firing a bullet through his heart while tempo rarily insane. The papers denounce the efforts of officials to suppress the facts. At the inquest it was learned that the Duke was alone when he committed sui cide, having dismissed Ii is nurses just a moment before the fatal bullet was fired. The Coroner states that the inquest was held at the late residence of the Duke, and nothing out of the usual course oc curred. The jury was chosen in the usual manner and the house was open to the public. Tho Emperor's Birthday. Berlin, Jan. 22.—1t has hitherto been the custom to celebrate the anniversary of the reigning Emperor's birthday by illuminations in Berlin. Emperor Will iam has forbidden this hereafter, saviua: §25,000 to the Suite. Railroad Wreck In Mexico. City of Mexico, Jan. 22.—A train on the National Railway was wrecked to-day at Acamharo, some one having loosened the rails by drawing the spikes. Twelve persons were injured. Sister ofthe Late Emperor Dead. Berlin, Jan. 22.—The Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. sister of the late Emperor Wiliiam, is dead. Diamond Cutting In Amsterdam. Last year was a very serious one for the Dutch diamond industry, which was nearly paralyzed by the action of the De Beers Company of Kimberley in reduc ing the production of tho raw diamonds from 4,000,000 to 2.000,000 carats per an num, in order to keep up prices. The price of raw diamonds rose more than 100 per cent, at the mines, and it proved im possible to obtain a proportionate advance far the cut article. This stato of things^ says the British Consul at Amsterdam in his last report, coming on top of too great an inflation in the cutting industry in Amsterdam, created tho greatest distress among the diamond workers, who, as a class, havo the reputation of being very thriftless. For several months at tho close of tho year orders for out diamonds were alto gether wanting, and not only were a great number of families reduced to abso lute destitution, but most of tho new cutting mills, which have been erected of late, were closed, and will probably have to be devoted to other purposes. Since the close of the year the position of the diamond works rather improved. Tho price of cut diamonds has risen so far as to give some margin for the cost of cut ting, etc., but the demand is by no means sufficient to keep the mills and diamond workers of tho city employed. A good deal of cutting is now done there for Lon don account direct— London Times. .*. For one year Dr. Henry Scblieman was a resident of Indiana, the object being to secure a divorce from his tirst wife, a Russian woman whom he married in St. Petersburg. She declined to leave that country because she desired to bring up their children in the orthodox Greek Church; so Schlieman left them all his Russian possessions and was granted an 1 Indiana divorce in 1809.