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VOLUME LXXX.-KO. 134.
STORMY WEATHER. Great Havoc Played to Telegraph and Telephone Wires. COMMUNICATION FROM NEW YORK SHUT OFF. Messages ITave to be Sent by Rail to Adjoining Towns for Transmission West— Xew Jersey and Pennsylvania Also Suffer Much Inconvenience. Special to the Record-Uniojt. [Storms throughout the East, which caused the destruction of the telegraph wires, prevents the Record-Union from giving its readers the usual amount of Eastern news this morning.] TERRIBLE STORMS. Telegraphic Communication Is Badly Affected Thereby. New York, Jan. 125.—The violent wind and snow-storm in this city last night and early this morning proved one of the most disastrous to telegraph, telephone and electric wires that has ever visited this city. Poles and wires are down all over the city. Many narrow escapes are recorded, and the fire alarm and telephone service is rendered nearly useless. A big force of men were put to work repairing the damage as early as C o'clock this morning. So serious is the condition of affairs that Chief Inspector Byrnes sent out the following instructions to all police cap tains this afternoon: "The recent storm having impaired the fire telegraph lines, you will instruct the ollicers on patrol that when lires occur, after sending in the alarm in the usual manner from the fire-alarm box, to go at once to the nearest fire engine-houso and report." The city to-night is in darkness, save as far as gaslight is concerned. By much delayed trains come reports of the otter prostration of all means of communica tion in and from the outlying towns to New Jersey. This morning seven huge telegraph poles on Fourth avenue were broken off close to the ground, falling with a great crash into a cut of the New York Central Kailroad, effectively blocking the track. The passenger train came thundering down the track, and could only be stopped Within a few foet of the wreckage. At 210 East Broadway an immense tree fell into the street and narrowly escaped hitting a carload of street-car passengers. in its descent it carried down an immense number or wires of all descriptions. All the telegraph poles on Seventh ave nue, from Forty-seventh street to Fifty ninth, are lying Hat on the pavement. Tho heavy poles o:i Fifty-ninth street and Eighth avenue suffered the same late. One of the poles is hanging directly over the entrance of R oosevcit's ilospitai, suspended by wires. At the corner of Fifty-ninth street and Ninth avenue the elevated railroad sta .'• dis partially crushed by tailing poles. -Tt 7 o'clock in the morning a line of im mense poles fell with a crash, carrying not less than 150 wires and numerous ca bles two inches thick, in which were in cased from 40 to 75 wires oach. On Chambers street the electric light wire was carried down by a falling pole and struck the street car horses, killing one of them instantly. A number of iires were started by the electric light •wires, but were extinguished with tri lling damage. At 4 o'clock this morning the wind was blowing 35 to 45 miles an hour. The storm opened in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday and increased in severity until it reached Cape Hatteras and New York at 10:45 last night. The rain changed to snow about mid night, and continued until 10 a. m. to day, and nine inches fell. It is thought that the blizzard does not extend more than a hundred miles inland. The Western Union is badly crippled, nil wires being down but three, anil those are now working in the Western circuit, connecting Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and Chicago. The work of repairs will take several days. Thousands of men will leave to-night to repair the lines. The storm extended over the entire re gion from Boston through the lower Eastern States, Southern New York, New Jersey, Delaware and south of Maryland. At 8 o'clock this morning there were only a few wires running from the West ern Union office, and at t) o'clock nearly every wire was rendered useless. At one time communication to Philadelphia, Albany and Boston was entirely cut off. The wires to Albany were the first to re sume working, which was at 10 o'clock. During the day telegraph matter has been sent by train from here to points in New England and New Jersey to be for warded. AT JERSEY CITY. Jersey City, Jan. 25.—The storm has niado Jersey City a farted town. There is not an effective wire to be found either by telegraph or telephone, tire alarm or electric light. Save for the submarine cables to New York and Brooklyn, the isolation is complete. The same is true of Hoboken. The Western Union wires arc dead on the West Shore Railroad, and the only hope south is said to be by the New "Jersey Central Railroad line. All poles on the vast Hackensack meadows are wrecked. The entire police and tire force of Jersey City and Hoboken are on duty to quell any tire. IF PSENSYLVAXIA. HABBXBBuas (Pa.), Jan. 25.—The east ern part of the State was visited by a severe snow-storm last night and this morning. Passengers from Philadelphia report the storm very severe there, great havoc having been done to telegraph and telephone wires, and telegraphic couimu cication is practically suspended. KANSAS SENATORIAL FIGIIT. The Alliance Caucus Decides to Un seat Two Republicans. TorEKA, Jan. 25.—The Farmers' Alli ance held a caucus to-day, and it was stated that most important action was to be decided upon. It was also stated that two Republican representatives were un seated, which reduces Mr. Ingalls' forces and adds two to the Alliance. The first thing at to-morrow's session will be to scat the contestants in time to give them a vote on the Senatorial question. This action will increase the vote of the Alli ance in joint ballot to ninety-four and will reduce the Republican vote to sixiy foux. The Alliance will then have thirty plurality over the BepabUcaas and a ma jority of twenty-one over ail. It will require eighty-three votes on ■joint ballot to elect, and the Alliance men are all confident that they will elect an Alliance man on the first ballot to-mor row to succeed Ingalls. Speaker Elder said, to-day, that by no possible means; could iiigalls be re elected. Ninety-one members, he said, are in honor bound to vote against Ingalls, sad he had no doubt that tho two members to be seated in ntaoo of the Republicans would also give their pledges to the same effect. It was at hist night's caucus that these pledges were criveo. After tlio various THE RECORD-UNION. candidates had pressed their claims, it was decided to defer balloting until Mon day, but a resolution was adopted and signed by all the members declaring that all the subscribers to the document would vote to the last against Ingalls. Senator Ingalls to-day held numerous conferences with his friends, and they say Ingalls will succeed himself. The Alli ance, they say, will be unable to agree upon a candidate, and that enough votes will finally go to Ingalls to elect him. The Senator was visible to-day to all callers. lie would have nothing to say, however, about the Senatorial question to the reporters. CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. Fatal Results Attend Two Fires in Jersey City. Jersey City, Jan. 24.—A lire broke out this evening in the cellar of a hardware store on Pavonia avenue. Just as the liremen had got a line of hose into the cellar, two barrels of turpentine exploded, badly wrecking the lower portion of the building, killing Chief Engineer Henry Farrier, and fatally injuring hoseman McDonald, while three other liremen were painfully bruised and cut. Engine 2so. 3, while on its way to the fire, was struck by a Pennsylvania train, anil driver Dinan was instantly killed. The lire in the hardware store was sub dued with slight loss. At a tire in a tenement house on Green and Essex streets this evening, John Goosman was burned to death, and a woman badly injured by jumping from the window. COMMENDABLE UNDERTAKING. A Society Beinj* Stormed to Assist Art- ists In Their Studies. Nkw Yoisk, Jan. 25. —John Armstrong Chandler, husband of Amelie Kives, and great-grandson of William Astor, has or ganized a society for defraying the ex penses of American artists while studying abroad, if they are unable to pay their own way. He has raised $11,000 in Lon don, part of which he contributed (§2,500), and 814,000 here, lie expects further voluntary contributions. The candi dates are selected by the art institutions in the Slates in which they live. They will then be examined by a jury, and the successful one will be kept abroad live years. On their return the artists must teach an art class for two years. Dynamite Fiends In West Virginia. Bluefield (W. Va.), Jan. 25. —The fourth instance in which houses in this vicinity have been blown up with dyna mite occurred here last night. The home of James Collins was demolished on Thursday night. Moses Henry's store was partially wrecked the same night, and William Koan's dwelling was de molished and several persons injured. Three arrests have been made. The town is terrified. His Final Jump. Niagara Falls, Jan. 25. —To-night the keeper of Goat Island saw a man come mil of a bridge and start up the island hill toward the falls. Just as he reached the bridge the stranger jumped over the bridge from Bath Island to Goat Island into the rapids, climbing onto a cake of ice, which soon plunged into the swill current and was carried out of sight, passing over the falls. His identity is unknown. Reciprocity Treaty With Hawaii. New Yobs, Jan. 25. —The Tribune's Washington correspondent says that early and favorable action in the House may be looked lor on MeKinley's bill, providing that nothing in the Tariff Act shall be held to repeal or impair tho pro visions of the reciprocity treaty with Hawaii. MeKintey has strong hopes that the bill will pass the House without much opposition or protracted debate. Koch's Lymph. New York, Jan. 25. —The genuine Koch lymph looks like rye whisky. The physicians say that the bogus lymph is made here of glycerine, colored red, and looks like the real article. The use of the bogus lymph is dangerous, and the physicians will take steps to prevent its sale. Fatal Railroad Collision. Butte (Mont.), Jan. 25.—1u a collision on the Northern Pacific to-day, 11. W. Lord of Devil's Lake. X. D., was killed and eight others badly injured. Lord was a member of Congress from Michigan before going to Dakota. Senator Hearst Kestlng Quietly. Washington, Jan. 25. —At ',i o'clock Senator Hearst was resting quietly. EMPEROR WILLIAM. IS ITE A VICTIM OF in.S FATHER'S MALADY* The Physicians Apprehensive of a Stroke That May Cause Ills Death. m. Special to the Recop.d-Uniok. London, Jan. 25. —Notwithstanding the denial of the German newspapers that the Kaiser is afflicted with anything like a cancer, it is regarded as significant that he never took much interest in the dis covery until it was reported that lymph would euro cancer. From that time the Kaiser showed gre-it interest in the remedy, and bestowed honors and prom ises liberally on Koch. The Landtag has not yet carried out the promises, and the Kaiser himself is not as enthusiastic as he has been. ANXIETY INCREASING. New York, Jan. 25. —A >Smi Berlin special says: The Emperor's health in spires more or less anxiety as his nerve restlessness increases, owing to the ag gravation of the malady of his ears, from which be Buffers. The physicians are always apprehensive of a sudden stroke, which may render him incapable of governing, as well as reigning, in which ease a regency would have to be ap pointed. The Emperor himself would appear to have some consciousness of this, as he hr.s lately evinced a desire to maintain better relations with his mother. The enemies of the Empress are afraid that if the Emperor at once begins to rely on his mother for* counsel, she will be come the virtual Empress of Germany. Economic Cookery. There is no process of cooking which requires so much cue and is so. often neglected as boiling. This is the most extravagant method of cooking any meat if the water in which the ment is cooked is not utilized aa stock. Of necessity no tneal can be boiled without losing some of its noariahißg qualities and enriching the water in which it is cooked. The French process of braising, by means of which iiic:'.t is closely covered and slowly boik-d in a. stock which bjeeomen gradually ab sorbed by the meat, is the only one by which tho ment dons not sutler actual loss. There should be a slight ebullition at the edge of the pot, nothing mure. This ebullition should be kept up steadily un til the meat is tender, and no longer, as nothing is more injurious loanyuoiled dish than to allow tea boiling to stop, or to cook it alter it is done. Beecuaji's pills cure bilious, nervous ills. SACBAMESTTO, MONDAY MOBNTNXJ, JANTTABY 26, 1891. CHILE REVOLUTION. Belief That the Trouble Will Soon Be Settled. NO CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ARMY AND NAVY. The Uprising the ltesult of President Balmaceda's Broken l*ronilses to Effect Reforms In Municipal Affairs, and Ills Action In Dissolving the Special Session of Coujrres&. Special to the Reci^s^-Union. Paius, Jan. 25.— AdMiral Latorre, of the Chilean navy, noted as the capturer of the Peruvian ironclad liusscar in the war between Chile and fl'eru, has been sent by President JJulnuueAa, of Chile, to Europe, to supervise the building of war ships for that country. In an interview to-day, Admiral Latorre denied that the Chilean n.ivy had been unfairly treated, as compared with the army, in the distribution of Peruvian war honors. There was no animosity, he said, between the army and navy. The two bodies*hardly ever meet, and there was small chance of a feeling of jealousy existing: between the officers of the two branches of the service. The Admiral did not know why the navy should head the revolution in Chile, except that the chivalrous notions of the oJßoen might make them the readiest to respond to an appeal for a revolution. The naval ofli cers, he said, must have acted on a gen erous impulse. Being far from the im mediate center of atVairs, they must have been carried away more by sentiment than by any real knowledge of the situa tion. Admiral Latorre said that if the army joined the movement the end of the revo lution would only be a matter of a few days, lie thought a conflict between the army and navy entirely improbable. The navy, he said, could not easily blockade the whole coast, owing t o its great ex tent, while the Admiral of the British fleet would eventually object to a block ade by calling the attention of the com mander of the blockading licet to the fact that ho must not interfere- with the commerce of neutra lpowers. The conflict between President Balma cedaandthe Chilean Congress, said Ad mirnl Latorre, might have arisen from a suspicion that the President was trying to influence the public mind and intrigue in favor of the man whom he wishes to succeed him in the Presidency. Balmaeeda is also accused of having broken his promise to effect municipal reforms, and iti addition a cause of the irritation was his action in dissolving the special session of Congress. Admiral Latorre believes the revolu tion will be speedily settled. He is of the opinion that Balmaceda, as soon as he sees the current of feeling really against him, will withdraw from the Presidency. The Admiral does not think any naval officer will sutler for having taken part in the revolt, as all have acted in a body in response to the summons of Congress. CORONET, EOMBAP.DED. Btkxos Ayrks, Jan. 25.—A dispatch from Chile says that tho rebels have bom barded CoroneL and that several persons ■were killed and wounded. The Govern ment troops are trying to surround the insurgents in the Coquiniba District. THE IRISII TROUBLE. The Basis of Settlement Still Under Discussion. New York, Jan. 25.—A World's Bou logne-sur-Mer special says: The rival Irish factions have been talking at the Hotel' dv Louvre for two days, but they are apparently no nearer a settlement of the tiresome dispute than ever. McCarthy and Sexton are fresh from Hawarden, whither they went to get an assurance for Parnell's demands as a price of his retirement. If Gladstone had refused these assurances there would have been an end to the negotiations at once. Their continuance shows that some basis of settlement is under dis cussion. The first thing McCarthy did on seeing O'Brien and Dillon was to telegraph to the Bantry faction at Dublin to stop all agitation against Parnell until the Bou logne meeting was over. This also indi cates the issue of the conference to bo hopeful, as otherwise McCarthy would not obstruct any Parnell campaign. The World's London correspondent talked with Parnell yesterday before he departed for Ireland, and asked him whether he had any tidings from Boulogne. "I have not," he replied, "but I have telegraphed, and expect an answer on my arrival from Dublin." "Do you believe the difficulty will be settled?" "I can't say," said Parnell, "because I have no knowledge of the views with which Messrs. McCarthy and Sexton went to Boulogne. My position is quite clear. I don't see why there should be any difficulty." The prolongation of the conference looks as if an agreement is possible. PARNELI, ADDRESSES A LARGE MEETING. WatBKFOSD, Jan. 25.—Parnell to-day addressee] here the largest meeting during the oaxnpaiglL He said that Hartlepool had declared entirely for him in the re cent election, audit depended upon Irish men themselves as to what kind of home rule they would obtain. He admitted that he was too amiable with Gladstone at Hawarden, but promised that he would not repeat that mistake, lie had never known anything to be got out of the negotiations with Gladstone, and was glad they had been broken oIF. A body of McCarthyites held a counter demonstration at Mullinavat. A SCATHING LETTER. Dublin, Jan. 25.—Archbishop Croke accompanies his subscription to the fund for the family of a Protestant lector with a scathing letter, reproaching Parnell for doubting the Catholic treatment of Protestants, after himself receiving a testimonial of SLW.OOO from them. SUGAR INDUSTRY IN CUBA. The Prevailing (old Weather a Bcnent to Growing Cane. Havana, Jan. 25.—The continued northerly gales which have prevailed since New Year's have reduced the tem perature all over the Island of Cuba, and this will be noted as the coldest winter ever known in this latitude. The mercury has fallen as low as 5S° and 59°. The cold weather is favorable to the development of cane, which is in splendid condition, and sugar-making is now general throughout the island. The estimates for a very large crop will l>e greatly re duced on account of frequent fires among the standing cane, many of which, no doubt, were incendiary, and largo quanti ties of growing cane have been consumed. The loss to planters will be immense. AUSTRIAN KEICHSRATH. The lower House Dissolved and New Elections Ordered. Vienna, Jan. 25.—The Town House of the lleichsrath was dissolved by an un | expected decree published in the official journal to-day. The elections will be held immediately. Count Yon Taafe, the Premier, desires a new Conservative majority in the House, having abandoned dependence on the Bohemian and Slav members, whom he considers unreliable. The elections for the new Austrian Reiehsrath will be held in March. Count Yon Taafe was induced to dissolve by fear of conflicts on the budget and other questions. The Gazette publishes an election mani festo article, attributed to Finance Minis ter Duaajewski, which is the most liberal ever issued by the Government. The manifesto reminds the nation that legis lation must be adopted to the spirit of the times, and promises that the next Parlia ment will deal with the social questions. It makes a large bid for the support of the young Czechs, hinting at the autonomy of the various races under Emperor Francis Joseph as desirable. The fatter is the most important feature of the mani festo. DYNAMITE SCARE. The London Authorities Greatly Agi tated Over the Matter. London, January 25. —It is stated on high authority that there is a great dynamite scare among the authorities, who have received informa tion from their agents in America that a dynamite section is actively preparing to resume operations. The headquarters are said to bo in Philadelphia and Kansas City. The au thoritiea aro increasing their vigilance, and detectives swarm at (Juecnstown, Liverpool, Southampton and other ports. Police guards have been increased around the public buildings, and the au thorities aro considering the advisability "f issuing orders for a close examination of the luggage of passengers arriving from the continent and the United States. Prince Bnudouln's Death. Brussels, Jan. 25. —The court goes into mourning for Prince Baudonin for three months. It is stated that the real cause of his death was internal variola, a new form of disease observed here lately. The King lias ordered the fact of the Prince's death concealed from his aunt, Princess Charlotte, ex-Empress of Mex ico. PRINCESS HENRIETTA. Brussels, Jan. 25.—The report that Princess Henrietta, who is seriously ill, had been informed of the death of her brother, Prince Bsndoulxt, i« incorrect. The physicians attending the Princess re fused to allow her to be told. Flood in Kelfjtum. Brussels, Jan. 25.—A thaw has set in here and floods have resulted. The river Seine is much swollen. The low-lying suburbs of Brussels are Hooded iivo feet, food being conveyed to the inhabit ants of the Hooded quarters by boats. The village of Ankerghem was sud denly submerged to-day, and the people forced to tlee from their homes to escape drowning. Many cattle perished. Inundations are reported at Charleroi, Thuin, Marchiennes andl Dinant, all at tended with immense damage to prop erty. Twenty Years' Penal Servitude. Paris, Jan. 125.— Peter Vladimiroff, aged 19, a rich Russian, lias been con victed of murdering his paramour, Mine. Carmine Freycinet, at Ville d'Avray, in October last. Owing to extenuating cir cumstances attending the crime, vladi liiiioll' has been sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude, and will not be allowed to reside in France for ten years after the expiration of his sentence with out special permission from the authori ties. Unemployed Workmen. Hamburg, Jan. 25.—Four thousand unemployed workmen held a meeting to day to consider measures looking to their amelioration. They resolved to send a petition to the Senate asking that the landlords be prohibited on the next quar ter day from evicting tenants unable to pay their rents; also asking that loans of 50 marks be advanced to the destitute women from the State funds, and that the poor children in the public schools be supplied with a hot meal daily. Dissolution Probable. Ottawa, Jan. 25. —Le Canada, the French organ of Sir Hector Langevin, the leading man in the Cabinet after Sir John Mac Donald, says that a dissolution js probably decided on, and a general election will most likely take place in March. The Official Gazette yesterday contained no notice of a dissolution. There is cer tainly a Cabinet crisis on the question of dissolution. Sarah Bernhardt. Xew York, Jan. 25.—A Herald Paris special says Sarah Bernhardt left Havre yesterday morning for New York. She took fifty huge trunks full of the finest wardrobe ever taken to America. She opens in San Francisco on April 24th. May 2d she starts for Australia. She will open again at San Francisco on Septem ber 28th, and will go thence to London, Now York and St. Petersburg. Submarine Volcanic Eruption. Rome, Jan. 25.—The volcanic disturb ances in the sea between Genoa and Spczzia culminated to-day in a sub marine volcanic eruption. Fifty-Two Were Killed. Berlin, Jan. &.— Fifty-two persons were killed by the explosion at the Hi bcrnia colliery at Gilsenkirchen yester day. Sue "Will Marry a Princa. Paris, Jan. 25.—1t is rumored hero that Mrs. J. C. Aver is to marry Prince Dolgourki, of Russia. Xo One Need Drown Now. An Italian has just arrived in London with an "instantaneous, self-expanding, life-saving bolt," by which he expects to enrich himself from the pockets of the people who are nervous at sea. It lias already been adopted by the princi pal steamship companies of Italy. The unique feature of this new life-saving belt is that it may be worn around the body while promenading about the decks dur ing the day, and is not even taken off in ued. It weighs about twice as much as one of the ordinary canvas or leather belts sold for general use. In its finished state it is about the last thing in the world that a prudent man would place confi dence in if he was to attempt to jump for his life from the deck of a sinking vessel into the sea. But the moment the belt touches the water, two chemical sub stances contained in it are instantly united and it begins to inflate with gas. What these substances are is the invent or's secret. He claims that one belt will keep the most heavily clothed person atioat for forty-eight hours. For ladies the belts are made of silk, for men of canvas.— Boston Transcript. To Marry a Sioux. ' ' One of our sweetest pastoral poets is, so it is reported, about to marry a Sioux In dian. The lady is Elaine tioodale, a Gov ernment school inspector in Dakota, and the man is D. Kastman, a graduate of Dartmouth,College,and now at Pine Ridge Agency. sliss Goodale spent her child hood at her mountain home in Berk shire County, Massachusetts. At a very early age she began to write verses, as did her likewise talented sister Dora. During the last ten years both sisters have contributed much beautiful verse to the magazines. Four or five years ago Eliiine was appointed a Government day school teacher in White River Camp, Lower Brulo Agency, Dakota, COAST CHRONICLES. Meeting of the Directors of the Baseball League. A STOCKTON PRODUCE MERCHANT'S SAFE ROBBED. A Member of the Notorious Howard Family of Kentucky Arrested for Murder — Mystery Connected With a Shooting at the Cliff House-Ob ject of Klnc Kalakaua's Visit to the United States. Special to the Record-Union. San- Francisco, Jan. 25.—The Directors of the California Baseball League met this afternoon. There were present Di rectors Finn, Harris, Robinson and En right, with President Mone in the chair. The transfer of the franchise of the San Francisco Club from Manager Finn to Henry Harris was ratified by the Direct ors, and San Jose was granted a franchise in place of Stockton. The election of oflicers followed, and John T. Mone was re-elected President of the league for the ensuing year. He was also made Treasurer of the association. T. W. Hobsou, of San Jose, was elected Vice-President, and Henry Harris Sec retary. The Committee on Constitution and Rules were allowed two weeks' further time in which to make their report. A Committee on Schedule was appointed to make a report in two weeks. The season will commence on March 22d and will close on November 22d. The league will be composed of San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland. BASEBALL. The Oal.lands Defeated by the Call fonilas. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—An audience of nearly a thousand persons witnessed the ball game between the Oaklands and Californias this afternoon. The game was ragged in spots, but still the playing at times was above the average. A num ber of put-outs and assists were of a phe nomenal class. In the fourth the Cali fornias secured the lead, and it was again increased in the fifth, and the Cali fornias won by a score of 12 to S. Van Halireu and Leveque did the pitching. The former was not hit hard outside of the fourth and fifth innings. The hits made off of Levequo were generally scat tered. Score: OAKLANIJS. TB. K. B.lf. BS. PO. A. E. Hardie, c 1110 7 10 Thompson. 3d b 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 Ci. Van Ilaltren, p... 4 2 10 0 3 1 Sharp, c. f. 4 12 0 10 1 C.Van Haltren,lstb 5 1 2 Oil O 2 Levy, 1. f. 4 0 O O O 0 0 Quay, r. f. 5 1 1 o o 0 0 Kilcy, s. s 4 110 2 5 2 Mcegan, 2d b 3 110 3 3 4 Totals 3G 8 9 0 21 14 10 CAI.IFOEKIAS. T.B. R. Bit. BS. P.O. A. E. Ctikiil, 1. f 5 110 110 Brown, c 5 12 16 0 0 P. Sweeney, 3d b 3 10 0 12 2 C. Sweeney, 8. s 5 O O O 1 1 0 Hanley, c. f. 5 1 0 0 C O 1 Furrcll, r. f. 5 3 4 0 2 0 0 Powers, Ist b 5 2 2 0 9 0 1 Creamer, 2d b 2 2 0 0 1 4 o Leveque, p 3 10 0 0 10 Totals 38 12 9 1 S7 1 4 Runs by innings— Oakland* 100040300— 8 Californias 10073100 *—12 Earned runs—Oakland, 2; California, 1; Two-base hits—Casey, Sharp, C. Van Haltren, Powers, Farrtll. Sacrifice hits—Leveque, Van Haltren, Levy. Kirst base on errors—Oak land. 2; California, S. First base on called balls — Oakland, 0; California, 4. Left on bases—Oaklands, 8; California, 7. Struck out —liy Van Hultren 4; by Leveque, 4. Hit by pitcher—Creamer, Thompson. Double plays Meegan. Iteilly and Van Haltren. Passed balls—Hardie, 2: Biowu, 1. Wild pitches- Van Haltren. Umpiro—Sheridan. Scorer— Stapleton. BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD. Mystery Surrounding a Shooting Near the Cliff House. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—A young man who says his name is C. H. Allen, and his home in Brownsville, Pa., is lying at the Receiving Hospital with a bullet-hole through his head, the ball having entered the right side of his face, just below the jawbone, and, taking an upward course, passed out on the other side of the face, just below the cheek-bone. Just about dusk last evening people at the Cliff House heard two pistol shots in rapid succession, the sound coming from the beach to the south. Hurrying in the direction of the sound, they found Allen lying on the sand bleeding from the wound described. He was taken to the Cliff House by J. M. Wilkins of that es tablishment nnd two fishermen, named H. P. Stevens and W. C. Plesby. From there he was removed to the Receiving Hospital in the new City Hall patrol wagon. Drs. Bunker and O'Brien state that the wound is not necessarily fatal. Allen's story is that he arrived in this city in the morning, making his way from Omaha on a freight train. At Sac ramento he met a man who gave his name as Southerly, and the two came from Sac ramento to San Francisco together. In the afternoon they went to the beach, where Allen's Sacramento acquaintance seized his watcli and tried to make off with it. Allen struggled with his assail ant, and drew a revolver to defend him self. Smithley grappled with him, and in the struggle Allen's weapon was dis charged twice, the second shot passing through his own face, as described. Allen says that Smithley then took the watch and ran away. The police aro disinclined to believe Allen's story, and suspect that he attempted to commit suicide. SAFE-CKACKKKS AT WORK. A Stockton Produce Merchant Loses Six Hundred Dollars. Stockton, Jan. 25.—Safe-crackers en tered the grocery store of Hammond it Yardley last night and broke on" the com bination and one handle from the safe. They were frightened away by a dog, and departed without securing anything. The safe of C. V. Thompson, a produce merchant, about two blocks from the po lice office, was robbed some time last night. Thompson had been collecting in the country yesterday, and returned on the 5 o'clock train. Being too We for the bank he deposited &iOO in his ssfe. The burglar drilled a hole in the safe, broke oil" the tumbler, ransacked all the papers, but took nothing other than the coin men tioned. TAHITI ISLANDS. The French Slowly Gaining Possession of Them. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—The bark City of Papeete arrived Saturday from the Tahiti Islands. She brings news that the French Government is slowly gaining possession of the islands. The island of Raietea, seventy miles from Tahiti, is now the scene of the principal trouble. Over 5,000 people inhabit the island, and the French have bribed one of the chiefs, with about 2,000 followers, to consent to French rule. Fully 3,000 natives are camped in the mountains and are waging war on the bribed chief. The French have two men-of-war there, but do not interfere. Many of the chiefs hope that the United States will take possession of the island, and are accordingly resisting the French. The natives are supplied with arms and ammunition by schooners, supposedly American. KING KALAKAUA. Real Object of His Visit to the United States. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—C01. Geo. W. McFarlane, Chamberlain of the late King Kalakaua, who was prevented by illness from returning to Honolulu on the Charleston, has nearly recovered. He said to-day that the real object of Kala kaua's visit to the United States was to readjust the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty, and bare it taken out of the operation of the McKinley bill. In fact, he had delayed his departure so as to hear from his Minister at Wash ington,and if his illness had not prevented, he had intended to make a flying visit to Washington to see the President and Sec retary Blame in person on the subject. His influence during tho hist session of the Hawaiian Legislature prevented any action being token by them on the sub ject for fear it would make the question more difficult. Shortly before the King's departure from Honolulu he made his will, which was intrusted to Colonel MacFarlane, and by him locked in the safe at the Chamberlain's office. What it contains will not be known in Honolulu uutil the Colonel arrives there. Tho King, according to the Chamber lain, has left a considerable estate, his in come being over §100,000 a year, made up of a salary from the Government and over 8<30,000 derived from the income of the Crown lands. This income will go to tho new Queen, as it is inalienable. WANTED IN KENTUCKY. A Member of the Notorious Howard Tamily Arrested for Murder. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—Wilson How ard, a member of the notorious Howard family, of Harlan County, Kentucky, was lodged in the City Prison here to-day en route to Missouri, where he is wanted for murder. Last August Howard was con victed for robbing a stage in Calaveras Comity, and, under the name of Charles Brown, was sentenced to eight years in San Quentien. The Kentucky officials disclosed his true identity, and in order to return him to be tried for mur der, Governor Markham pardoned him a few days ago. As soon as Howard was released, two Missouri officials took him into custody. The officers left to-night with the prisoner on the overland train. Howard admits having killed eight men. Death of a Catholic Priest. Los Angklks, Jan. 25. —Rev. Father A. Roussel, pastor of the San Luis Obispo Catholic Church, died in this city to-night of dropsy, alter a lingering illness. Father Roussel was one of the oldest and best known priests on the lower coast, having come around tho Horn thirty years ago. He was formerly pastor of churches at Watsoiiyille and Santa Cruz. He was 08 years of age. The remains will be taken to San Luis Obispo for burial. EX-MINISTER MIZNER. HE REPLIES TO BLAUfE'S LETTER OF CENSURE. The Diplomatic Representatives In dorse His Action In the Bar rinnlla Affair. San Francisco, Jan. 25.—Hon. Lan sing B. Mizner, lato Minister to Central America, to-night gave out for publica tion a copy of his reply to Secretary Blame's letter of censure for his action in the Barrundia affair. The letter is dated December 31,1590. Mizner acknowledges the receipt of Blame's letter and a copy of the Presi dent's message to Congress, in which the restoration of peace in Central America is ascribed to Mizner. Mr. Mizner then continues: "I am at a loss to know how my con duct of a mere incident of the war—the attempted arrest of a single person— should meet with the President's disap proval, when it is remembered that the incident occurred on the 27th of August, the very day when the first condition of the basis of peace—to wit, the retiring of the armies from the frontier in forty eight hours—was about to be carried out under my directions as dean of the diplomatic corps, necessitating my con stant presence at the legation to compose any difficulties that might arise. '"'On the 25th of August the two hostile armies—estimated at 10,000 on each side — after several battles, confronted each other on the frontier, awaiting the efforts of the diplomatic corps to effect peace, which, as stated by the President, was consummated through the active efforts of the representative of the United States (Mizner) on the next day, so that on the 27th, 2sth and 29th of August, the all-absorbing question was peace to over two millions of people, and the arrest of a citizen of Guatemala on one of our merchant ships, either in time of war or peace, was an inconsiderable matter compared with the vast interests involved; as no one could possibly forsee that the person to be arrested would resist, nor could it be supposed that the person was armed, and would first fire on his benefactor, the Captain of the ship, or that any fatality whatever would occur." Mizner says he is sure a full investiga tion by a Congressional Committee would exonerate him fully. He cites the Gomez wise, and declares it similar to the Bar rundia affair. He closes as follows: "In the Presi dent's tirst annual message it wus said that 'diplomacy should be frank and free freni intrigue,' thereby implying that it had not been so in the past. If, as must be conceded, Guatemala had un doubted right to arrest Barrundia, would it have been 'frank' to have thrown any obstacles in the way of tho exercise of that right?" ''On the contrary, would it have been an 'intrigue' to have abetted the Captain of the Acapulco in evading the plementry international law, as we exercise the right to arrest all kinds of offenders on foreign merchant ships when in our port? "On the 4th of July last. Captain Pitts permitted the authorities of Salvador to arrest Sonor Delgado, Minister of Foreign Relations of that republic, and take him against his will from the steamer Aca pulco, as per his artidavit sent you. It would seem that the same privilege should have been extended to Guatemala. These Republics liavo in a most emphatic man ner, in banquets and written communi cations, thanked me for the good offices in making peace, in which the people al most en masse have joined. Tho entire Diplomatic Corps in Central America, excepting tho Representative from Mex ico, have in writing indorsed my course in the Barrundia ease. "Believing that under all circumstances I acted in strict accordance with the law of nations, and being absolutely certain of the rectitude of my own intentions, I submit my action and unprecedented treatment to the considerate judgment of my countrymen." WHOLE NO. 15,375. SWEATING GOLD. Electrical Method of Robbing the Government MANNER IN WHICH THE COINS ABM REDUCBD. Officers of the Government Secret Senr* ice Endeavoring to Trace the Coins Through Different Hands and Locat* the Offenders. Short-weight gold coins arc becoming annoyingly common in the metal circu lating medium. Bankers and others who handle this character of money are fre quently coming across light pieces. The discovery, a few days since, of nearly $300 in light two-and-a-half dollar gold pieces tendered in payment of custom duties by a prominent importer, has, by directing attention to the subject and ex citing scrutiny, led to tho detection of numerous pieces short in weight, show ing that there is in operation a systematic scheme for robbing the Government by stealing metal from coins. Officers of the United States Secret Service are now at work in Philadelphia, says the Inquirer, endeavoring to trace the coins through different hands and locate the offenders. This process of robbery, which is fa miliarly known as "sweating" coins, was formerly practiced to a large extent, but of late years few instances of it have come to the attention of the authorities. It is not highly profitable, and at best under the old methods of extracting the metal it did not afford muckmoro than a living. From a careful examination of the liglit pieces which are now being found, it is quite evident that the thief is not doing his work by the old hand method of shaking the coins in a bag and then gath ering the dust by means of quicksilver, but that ho has brought into requisition the rapid agency of electricity. The service of an ordinary galvanic battery and some cheap acid is all that is necessary to conduct the operation by the electric process. The scheme is similar to that employed in plating with gold by electricity. The coin is placed in the fluid, and attached to it are wires from the poles of the battery leading to another piece of metal prepared to receive it in the form of plating, the metal to be re moved from the coin. The battery being set in motion, sufficient gold to form a plating is quickly transferred, and, as it is removed uniformly from all parts of the coin, the liability of disfigurement is reduced toa minimum. The only effect is to blur the characters slightly. An authority at the mint has estimated that about fifty eentis worth of gold can be removed in this way from a ten-dollar gold piece without exciting the suspicion of the casual observer. To the skilled eye of an expert, however, the effect is generally apparent at a glance, and it does not always require the scales to de termine whether the coin is correct or not. In the New York Sub-Treasury there is one man, Tandy by name, who by years of experience in the handling of coin has becomo so expert in his judgment that he can tell by mere touch, with closed eyes, whether a piece is of spurious metal or whether it is a genuine coin that has been tampered witu. In this respect ho is not approached by any other person in the world. The electric process of stealing from coins is not altogether a new scheme. The Government officials a few years ago captured in New York a band of Italians who were operating extensively on this plan. Few but foreigners prac tice "sweating" in this country. It is an institution of theft much more common in Europe than on this side of the At lantic, and those who operate here are usually persons who have been driven from their country for the same reason. The enterprise does not yield sufficient inducement in the way of easy labor and large returns to tempt the average native born swindlers, and it is mostly monop olized by a class content to live on littlo and hoard small savings. Before the discovery of the use of elec tricity for plating "sweating" was done with the use of bags. A buckskin sack similar to the sacks used by Western miners to gather gold in was the favorite instrument. After the coins were well shaken in this the dust was beaten out, and the particles collected by means of quicksilver, which rapidly forms amal gamation. When sacks of a cotton ma terial are used they are burned and tho stealings collected by reduction in a crucible. Some idea of the readiness with which gold can be removed from coins in this manner is found in the re sult of a series of investigations made years ago in the Mint in this city. By these it was shown that ,<JS was lost by abrasion every time a million of dollars in gold coin was handled. The experiments were conducted with bags containing $5,000 each, and it was shown that the mere lifting of the 200 bags, making up a million dollars, to a truck to be removed to another vault, re sulted in the loss stated and that their transfer from the truck again made a sec ond similar loss. Gold while in circulation is handled less than any other medium. It is usually kept in the vaults of banks for demand rarely made, and for this reason tho loss by abrasion is but about one-half of one per cent, in any twenty years. In a twenty-dollar gold piece, the standard weight of which is 510 grains, the Govern ment allowance for loss by abrasion is 2.58 grains, but except in cases where tho coins have been tampered with by "sweaters," the loss rarely exceeds this limit. By direction of an order issued some time ago by the Treasury Department at Washington the light 82 50 coins found the other day were stamped with "L," indicating that they were light. Shortly after the late Daniel M. Fox was ap pointed Superintendent of the Mint in this city the Secretary of the Treasury Issued a similar order. A stamp was procured, but protests being made, Superintendent I ox's attention was called to the matter, and he decided that he had no authority in justice to mutilate the property of another, so the stamp was put away and never used at the Mint. Light coins rinding their way into the Custom-house will not, however, receive such courteous consideration. The name of the importer who tendered tho light $2 50 pieces has been withheld by the Custom-house authorities with a view of facilitating the tracing of tho coins through other hands and the cap turing of the "sweater." Georgia. Holies. Thomas Gresham has left at this office a couple of relies that have been handed down for 200 years. One is a small hatchet, resembling the one Goorgn Washington used, that was given him by his mother, who died sixteen gears ago at the age of Bfi. It was given her by her grandmother when she was quite young. The other is a, pint flask that is known to be 125 years old, as it has been in his father's family that long. It is a queer luoking, short round liask, with the face of George Washington blown in the sides. He will now givo these relics to his children. — American Recorder. Mr. Wickwire —"This is going to be a cold winter. I feel it in my bones."' Mrs. Wiekwire—"That's the first time I knew you believed in the goosebone theory."— Indianapolis Journal.