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VOLUME LXXX.--NO. 135.
NATIONAL CAPITAL. Cameron Testifies in the Silver; Pool Investigation. BUSINESS TRANSACTED BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT. Bepublican Senators Surprised at the Action of the Senate on tho Cloturo Resolution and Elections Hill—Ac- ; tlon Taken by State Legislatures— j Senator Hearst Improving In Health, j Special to the Recop.d-Union. Washington, Jan. 26.—Tn the silver j pool investigation to-day Senator Cam- j eron testified that he bought silver on margin in the early part of June, before the silver bill was passed by the Senate, and disposed of it before the bill became a law. He had no knowledge of any other Senator, Representative or official of the Government having any interest .in the purchase of silver. Cameron said he bought the silver just as he would any other commodity, and gave the matter no thought. He never knew Owenby, and never talked with other Senators about the silver pool. John Tanner of Illinois knew nothing of the silver pools or transactions except one dealing of his own. A correspondent of a Chicago paper, R. D. Bogart, was questioned relative to the statement made in his dispatch, he hav ing said, among other things, that Con gressman Flower was in the pool. He said he was repeating what was com monly said among the correspondents. He had no personal knowledge. Dunnell, correspondent of the New York Times, was asked concerning the dispatch sent by him, saying in substance that if Payne and Dingley, members of the committee, had known that the reve lations regarding Camerom would lie made they would have been reluctant to enter into the investigation. Dunnell said he got his information from a gen tleman whom he thought had spoken the truth, and ho woujd consult the person in question and see if he would consent to give his name to the committee. Dun nell had no personal knowledge regard ing pool. Congressman Flower took the stand. He said he never bought a dollar's worth of silver uor certificates in his life, and had no knowledge of the pool. BELIEVES POOLS EXIST. Chicago, Jan. 2(j.—J. W. Hedenberg, of this city, whose name came before the Silver Pool Investigating Committee lately, said to-day that he will testify be fore the committee on Saturday. In an interview he says he has no personal knowledge of the existence of a silver pool, but believed such pools have ex isted and still may exist. When he was dealing in silver bullion certificates he sought to learn of the existence of such pools, believing that the parties con nected with them would have reliable in formation regarding facts that might in »*uence them. lie was unable to open communication with, such parties, how ever. Hedenberg said to his mind the evi dence that partisan influences controlled silver legislation is strong and conclusive. XJXTTED STATES SITREME COURT. Business Transacted Before tho Higher Tribunal. Washington, Jan. 20.—The Supreme Court to-day rendered an opinion direct ing that the cases of C. E. Cook and six others, convicted in the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Texas for murder committed in "No Man's Land," be remanded, with in structions to grant a new trial. The Attorney-General admitted that the ruling of the Judge at the trial -was eroneous, and this is the ground on which the action of the court was based. The court, however, decided against the prisoners on the other points in issue. The Supreme Court has announced a decision reversing the judgment of the Court of Claims awarding the Central Pacific Railroad SU»S,ti2l in its suit against the United States. The question upon which the case turned was whether or not, under the Thurman Act, in comput ing the net earnings of the company there should first be taken out of the ex penses incurred not for running the road and for repairs, but for betterments and improvements, whereby the perma nent value of the road is increased. The court holds that these expenses, under the terms of the Thurman Act, be taken out of the net earnings, and says the language of the Act seems to pre clude any charges for improvementa being taken out of the gross receipts be fore deciding the amount the Govern ment shall retain for the sinking fund. A motion was made to-day in the Su preme Court by Solicitor-General Tall to advance for argument about lifty-seven cases of Chinese who, it is alleged, en tered this country at San Francisco in violation of the Chinese Exclusion Act. The Chinamen are at large, and the cases tame here from the United States Circuit Court for the Northern District of Cali fornia. The United States Supreme Court to day announced some important changes in its rules designed to meet cases brought before the court, principally for the pur pose of delay. The changes are framed especially to meet habeas corpus cases.and are the result of proceedings recently had in the Jugiro electrocution case. The most important change is the requirement that all appeals, writs of error and citations, unless specially ordered otherwise, must be made returnable to the Supreme Court within not exceeding thirty days from the decision of the lower court. * Unless the record and case is docketed within the specified time, the case must be dismissed by the court, if in session, and by the clerk during the vacation time. REPUBLICANS SURPRISED. They Were Not Prepared for the Ac tion Taken by the Senate. Washington, Jan 20. —Senator Aldrieh and most of the Republican Senators to day were completely surprised at the ac tion of the Senate in laying aside the cloture resolution and taking up the ap portionment bill. There was no expecta tion of any important vote, and one Re imbliean Senator was absent attending to )epartment business when the vote was taken, and it was with difficulty that a pair was arranged for him. Senator Stan lord was absent and unpaired. The future course of events depends lHrgely upon him, as Aldrieh says if Stanford agrees to support the rule he will ask the Senate to resume its consideration immediately. The Post says that Senators Aldrieh and Stewart, whose statements in reference to Senator Stanford's position, are radi cally different, left this evening for New "York to see Stanford. The Post says the general belief at the capital is that the cloture resolution and elections bill have both received their death blow. EFFECT OF THE BILL ON THE WORLD'S FAIR. Albany, Jan. 20. —A resolution was Introduced in the General Assembly to day providing that if the elections bill is pasaed by Congress New York will make THE RECORD-UNION. no appropriation for nor take any part in tho World's Fair. Indianapolis, Jan. 26.—The House to day, after a long and vigorous debate, adopted a resolution to the effect that the passage of the elections bill would render the\\ orld's Fair a sectional affair, and if the measure becomes a law, no appropria tion should be made by Indiana. The Democratic members of tho Senate cau cused on the matter to-night, and a mo tion to make the resolution a party meas ure was defeated by the vote of thfl Chair man. As there was not a full attendance, another caucus will be held to-morrow. Madison- (Wis.), Jan. 2C.—A story is current here in political circles that a combination has been entered into between Democratic members of the Leg islature of Wisconsin, Indiana and other States where the Democrats are in the majority, to adopt the tactics of some of the Southern Legislatures, and oppose legislation for the World's Fair appropri ations if the elections bill passes. Charlhston (W. Va.), Jan. 20.*-The House to-day, after an acrimonious dis cussion, passed by a vote of 40 to 20 a reso lution that in the event of the passage of the Federal elections bill the State would make no World's Fair appropriation. Senator St. Clair, the World's Fair Com missioner, is making a vigorous fight against it in the Senate. Senator Hearst Improving. Washington, Jan. 20.—Senator Hearst is better to-night. The symptoms of blood poisoning which were manifest a day or two ago have disappeared, and Dr. Ward, who has been in constant at tendance, will return to New York this evening. 3 a. m.—No chango reported from Sen ator Hearst's residence. He was sleep ing quietly. The Behring Sea Case. Washington, Jan. 20.—Tho Behring Sea case did not come up in tho Supreme Court to-day, for the reason that the case under argument Friday was not yet dis posed of and the rest of the day will be needed to conclude argument. The Behr ing Sea mutter, therefore, goes over until to-morrow. The court was filled with spectators, who were disappointed at the failure of the case to come up. Bill to Compensate Crow Indians. Washington, Jan. 20.—The President j has sent to the Senate a lettorjfrom Secre tary Noble recommending favorable con sideration on tho bill appropriating §187, --(KM) to compensate the Crow Creek In dians, of South Dakota, for losses sus tained in receiving less land per capita in their diminished reservation than is re ceived by the Indians occupying other diminished reservations. llaum Investigation. Washington, Jan. 20.— J. D. Ferguson, the National Hank Examiner, was called to the stand by the Ravin Investigation Committee, but aside from securing in formation already made public with re gard to the Kaum note indorsed by Lemon and held by tho National Bank, no facts were elicited. KANSAS SENATORSHIP. W. A. PFEFFER NOMINATED BY TUE AXLIANCE. The Republican State Central Com mittee Concedes His Election to the Seat. Special to the Record-Union. ToPBKA (Kan.), Jan. 20.—The Alliance forces hold their caucus to-night for the purpose of naming some one from their number who can harmonize the discord ant elements of their party. If such a one is found the first engage ment will occur on Tuesday. Ingalls will then be elected by the Sen ate, there being in that body thirty-eight Ingalls men, one Democrat and one Alli ance man. If the Alliance men stick to their cau cus man they will have ninety-three votes in the House to twenty-four Repub lican and eight Democratic ballots. Then on Wednesday there will come a joint session, when all will depend upon the ability of the Alliance to keep their forces together. If they succeed in tin's the session may end before nightfall. The lngalls men are relying on the old soldier element in the Alliance throwing themselves on the side of lngalls, when he shall march into the House from the Senate Chamber. Some of the knowing ones assure you that no caucus action on earth can prevent this. One of the prophets says : "To-mor row petitions will be read in the House from every Grand Army post in Kansas asking for the re-election of lngalls." These petitions do not come from the posts themselves, but from the leading men in each post. This will get around the objection that the G. A. K. is non political. The lngalls organization is in the hands of live of the shrewdest men that ever went into a contest. Living ston, the President of the New York Alliance, is using his influence with the soldier element for lngalls. He shows letters which are said to be from the Southern Alliance, in which they state that if the Alliance comes into power they will cut off the pensions of the old soldiers. This is having an influ ence, momentarily at least. The Alliance is preserving the strictest secrecy, holding their meetings in dark rooms, and it is difficult to get anything out of them unless you have the Alliance birthmark, the Alliance grip and the pass word. From appearances it would seem that Willetts is the most promising one among their number for the Senatorship, but they will not talk about him. llarris of Leavenworth is doubtless the ablest man in the Alliance and represents every principal combination; but he is an ex-Confederate, and it is doubtful if the large soldier contingent would support him for that reason. Congressman Simp son is ruled out from the contest by the Alliance resolution that no member-elect to Congress shall be eligible to the United States Senate. INGALLS' FORCES MORE CONFIDENT. Topeka, Jan. 26.—The lngalls forces seem more confident than ever to-night. They are all working like beavers, and the city is full of Grand Army men, all of whom seem to be for lngalls. Another Alliance caucus was held to night, every Alliance man being present. The -utmost precautions were taken to prevent any news of what was going on reaching outsiders. At 12:30 the caucus was still in session. It is known that Judge Pfeffer, editor of the Kansas former, was in the lead up to the tenth ballot, and Speaker Elder was running next, with Willetts third. Later—W. A. Pfeffer, editor of the Kansas Fanner, was nominated by the Alliance caucus on the nineteenth ballot, and the caucus adjourned. A BALLOT WILL BE TAKEN TO-DAY. TorriCA. Jan. 26.—1n spite of the vigor ous opposition on the i>art of the Repub licans Leedy and Maxwell were seated to->lay by the Alliance, displacing Boyer and Rood, Republicans. Representative Showalter introduced a petition from the G. A. R. of Sumner County praying for the re-election of ln galls. It was placed on the journal. A resolution was adopted providing that a ballot on Senator be taken in the House to-morrow. SACRAMENTO, TUESDAY MOKNTXG, J^]STUAHY 27, 1891. EFFECTS OF THE STORM. Terrible Wreckage of Wires in New York City. A FOREST OP POLES STREWN ABOUT THE STREETS. 1 The Same Condition of Affairs Reported at Jersey City, Boston, Philadelphia, nud Towns Throughout the New England States —Houses Unroofed Along the Jersey Const. j Special to the Record-Union: New York, Jan. 26.—Yesterday's storm was by far the worst that the tele , graph companies have ever had to deal ! with. An idea of the wreckage may be gathered from the fact that out of 1,500 wires running Into this city, the Western i Union had but three wires working this i morning. The others, with many of the j poles, He beside railway tracks, across j fields and in trees. The Postal Telegraph Company had j not one wire working out from this city, while the Metropolitan Telegraph and ! Telephone Company estimates '2,000 of its wires laid low. The total damage to the companies ' named will not bo far from *o'X>,ooo. Two weeks' unceasing effort will be Te -1 quired to get the wires back into the con | dition which existed before the storm. In New York City proper the number j of wires down is roughly estimated at ; 4,5(10, and the poles down 250. In addi tion to the forest of poles strewn about the streets, as many mure were hanging iin a dangerous condition. Immense j gangs of men were busy all day remov ing the snow and wreck. It was impossible to report any coming | vessels from the Highlands or Sand) Hook, as not only were the wires down, bat a heavy veil of mist hung over the ! bay. The steamships Bretagne and Au | rania came in this morning incrusted in ' snow and ice. They were due yesterday, j but owing to the severity of the storm were compelled to slacken speed. As far as could be seen from the barge office to day the bay was strewn with vessels with their rigging and canvas coated with ice. The damage done to telegraph and tele : phone service in Brooklyn is estimated i at $i 50.000. At Jersey City the fire-alarm system was rendered useless. The New York Stock Exchange was completely cut off from all quarters, but the Loin ion and bear traders had great fun in hammering everything in sight. IN PENNSYLVANIA. Wilkesbarkk (Pa.), Jan. 20. —Yester- day's slorni was very severe throughout this section of the (State. Telegraph, tele phone and electric light wires are down in all directions, and communication is interrupted in the country. Much dam age was done by the snow breaking down trees, crashing barn roofg, etc. NEW E.NOLAND STATES. Boston, Jan. 26.—The storm In this city yesterday completely demoralized the fire-alarm telegraph, and the entire force of firemen patrolled ihc city all night. The telegraph, telephone and electric light companies also suffered heavy losses. The same condition of af fairs is reported from several other points in New Kngland. Fall River reports that the sound boats had a hard time, but arrived safely. At Manchester, N. H., the storm lasted nine hours, fifteen inches of snow falling. Nashua, N. H., reports the worst storm of the season, with twelve inches of snow, obstructing travel. Advices from Sea Grit, Ashbury Park, Long Branch and other points report great damage along the Jersey coast. The surf cut into the bluff and beach at many points, houses were unroofed and all wires blown down. As far as can be learned, no vessels are ashore, although several have been seen in distress outside. At 10 o'clock to-night the Western Union reported fifteen wires to the West, a gain of twelve since morning. There is no communication yet with Philadel phia, Washington or Southern points. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION CUT OFF. Belviderf N. J.), Jan. 26.—The storm was very se\ jre all through northern New Jersey. All telegraphic and tele phone communication is cut off and rail road trains delayed. In some parts of this county the snow-fall was very heavy. TILE INDIANS. General Miles and Staff Depart for Chicago. Pine Ridge, Jan. 26.—General Miles and staff left for Chicago at noon, leaving Colonel Shatter in command at the agency. The work of disarming the In dians is to be continued. The Indians will be conducted to the dilferent reserva tions by the soldiers. At the expiration of thirty days, if everything remains quiet, the First Cavalry is to return to California, and, at the end of sixty days, Major Henry's command is to go to Fort Robinson. LIEUTENANT CASEY'S SLAYER. Chicago, Jan. 26.—Lieutenant Cham berlain, who arrived to-day from Pine Kidge, says the slayer of Lieutenant Casey is a graduate of the Carlyle (Pa.) Indian school, and a son of a prominent .Sioux—No Water. The murderer was about to be turned over to the soldiers for trial, when the news of the murder of the lin 1 inn Few Tails by the whites was received. The Indians then said they would deliver Casey's murderer when the murderer of Few Tails was brought in, and both hanged together. Casey's murderer is still being shielded. Assistant Adjntant-General Corbin re ceived a telegram from General Miles to night stating that he leaves to-morrow for Chicago with about thirty Indians, in cluding Kicking Bear arid Short Bull. They will be kept at Fort Sheridan, Chi cago. This is not the delegation going to Washington. HOSTILITIES RENEWING. Omaha, Jan. 26.—A special from Rapid City, S. 1)., says that a party of roving Indians made an attack upon the ranch of Noah Newbanks Saturday night, but when Newbanks and his men returned the volley they retreated. Blood-stains were found in the snow next day, and it is supposed that some of the Indians were wounded. CLEARING-HOUSE RETURNS. Business Transacted During the Past Week. Boston, Jan. 26.—Clearings for the past week: New York, $621,779,000, a do crease of 9.8 per cent.; Boston. $88,317,000, a decrease of 5.4; Chicago, £7(5,131,000, an increase of 21.5; Philadelphia, $66,917,000, a decrease of 12.0; St. Louis, $21,447,000, a decrease of 1.0; San Francisco, $13,679,000, an increase of 31.5; Baltimore, $13,719,000, a decrease of 3.0; New Orleans, $16,168,000, a decrease of 8.9; Cincinnati. $12,790,000, an increase of 3.5; Pittsburg, $13,902,000, a decre4.se of 13.4; Kansas City, $7,531,000, a decrease of 12.2; Galveston," $6,915,000, an increase of 225.5; Minneapolis, $5,445,000, an increase of 40.8; Omaha, $3,891,000, a de crease of 5.8; Denver, $4,047,000, a decrease of 15.2; St. Paul, $3,900,000, an increase of 1.1; Portland, Or., $1,938,000, an increase of 65.8; Seattle, 81,051,000, an increase of 37.7; Tacoma, t»46,000, an increase of 57.8; Los Angeles, $689,000, an increase of 51.5; Salt Lake, $1,5)42,000, no comparison. To tal for the principal cities, |1,067,778,550, a decrease or 5.1. RAILWAY NEWS. The Traffic Association Fixing Per centages of Roads. Chicago, Jan. 26.—The special meeting of the committee of the Transcontinental Association, which was to have been held here this morning, has been post poned, owing to the absence of some of the members. This leaves the field open for the meeting of the Western Traffic Association, and they are now in session. It will probably take several days to complete the work of establishing the territorial division of the new association and agreeing upon the' percentages of traffic to be allowed each road at competi tive Missouri river points. A POINT FOR COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS. Washington, Jan. 20. — The House Committee on Commerce reported favor ably the bill allowing tho railroad com panies to make special rates and give re duced rates to commercial travelers. South Dakota I^ear!slatui*e. Pierrk (S. D.), Jan. 20.—Two ballots were taken for Senator to-day and Moody lost two votes. The House had a lengthy session this evenining, the Funionists trying to seat the other few contestants from Lawrence County. Blake, Independent, was seated in place of Fowler, Republican, and the House adjourned. The opinion prevails that : Moody will be defeated,, and it is likely that Governor Mellett or Senator Mel ville will be taken up. The Republicans are greatly depressed over the unseating of Fowler, and it looks as if the Fusiou ists will unseat others. Information "Wanted. Colcmius (Ohio), Jan. 20.—The au thorities at San Francisco have asked for information concerning Stewart E. Bell, alias Sidney Bell, under arrest charged witli the murder of Samuel M. Jacobsen in that city on August last. The charge is based on the confession of a man named Campbell, supposed to have beeu an ac complice of Bell. The family of 801 l re sides in Columbus. Ile'ran away from home when twelve years old, going to Brazil and Australia. When he returned he engaged in daily labor, and had sev eral personal encounters with hid father and others, finally leaving for California. bheop-Sliearers and Butchers Strike. Chicago, Jan* 20. —It is stated to-day in the local papers that a general strike pf sheep-shearers and butchers at the stock-yards for higher wages is immi nent. This afternoon forty butchers at Armour's and twenty at the' Morris House Btrnck. Their places were quickly filled ami the Indications to-night are that no general strike will take place. FiendlsiTYouths. Milwaukee, Jan. 20.—Freddy Hack breath and August Priese, dged 12, while skating to-day, were seized by three older boys, who said th«y wanted "to make niggers of them,'" and held their faces over a log tire until they were horri bly burned. The boys will be disfigured for life. The young fiends escaped. Fatal Railway Colllftloii. Topeka, Jan. 26.—New* was received late to-night that the Union Pacific train carrying the Seventh Cavalry collided at Irving, Kansas, to-night with another train. Both engineers and firemen are reported killed, and several soldiers badly injured. Cattle Thieves Arrested. Pierrk (S. L>.), Jan. 26.—Tom Hetlnnd and Charles Thompson, ranchmen, were arrested here fox stealing range cattle on Bad Kiver. The extensive cattle stealing done by them the past two months has been charged to tho Indians until within a few days. Freedmcn's Aid Society. Cincinnati, Jan. 20.—The Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Espiscopal Church, organized twenty-five years ago to promote education and religion among the freedmen of the South, is holding a jubilee here, celebrating the work of a quarter century. The Kud Near at Hand. Newbers (111.), Jan. 26.—The thirtieth day of the strange fast of George Harris lias almost exhausted his wonderful vi tality, and it is now only a question of hours when his unnatural desire to dio will be gratified. Dishonest Land Office Receiver. Austin- (Tex.), Jan. 26.—When the new administration took charge of the General Land Office last Tuesday the ac counts of the Receiver of the office, Hon. O. H. Hollingworth, were found to be short about $12,000. A Lover's Deed. Gleswood (Minn.), Jan. 26.—1n Ben wade Township this morning Christ Abrahamson, aged 18, killed Annie Simonson, aged 15, and suicided. The girl had refused to marry him. Bank Failure. Kansas City, Jan. 26.—A special from v\ iehita, Kan., says: The savings bank of Wichita has closed its doors. Liabilities, 181,000; assets, 875,000. Ex-President Cleveland. New York, Jan. 26.—Ex-President Cleveland was a guest of honor at the Police Captains' banquet; responding to the toast "Our Country." CANNING AND PICKLING TIME. It Has Now Arrived and the Ladles Are All Excitement. "Dear me," she cried, as they met on the street, "but I was just wondering how you came out with your tomatoes." "They were splendid." "So were mine. Got all through with your peaches." "Yes." "So have I. Made any catsup?" "Yes." "How did it come out?" "Fine." "Mine didn't. I'm afraid it didn't boil quite long enough. Have you got a recipe for chow-chow?" "Oh, yes." "Then for mercy's sake let m» have it. I've lost the one I had last year." "With pleasure." "And you'll come over and taste it?" "Yes." "Thanks. My husband is worrying for fear we shan't have any. Does your re cipe call for tomatoes, cabbage, onions, pepper, horse-radish, red pepper, carrots, potatoes, celery, parsley, egg plant^cinna mon and currants?" "I am quite sure of it." "So glad! I can use it one day for chow chow and the next for mince pies. I'll send the girl over after dinner."— Detroit Free. Pi-ess. «. Kings and Journalists. The uncomplimentary terms applied to journalists recently by Emperor William recall by contrast the words used by King Humbert, of Italy, in speaking of the members of that profession. At one of the court balls at the palace at Rome, the King summoned a miniber of editors to his side. After referring with expres sions of admiration to the important work done by the press and to to the difficult and powerful work of the editors, he added: "Gentlemen, I have often said that I should wish to be a journalist were I not a King." .♦ COAST CHRONICLES. No Attachment Issued Against the 0. and W. T. Railroad. A MURDERER HANGED AT SANTA BARBARA A Drunken Man Attempts to Murder a Saloon Keeper in Napa County- Rich Ore Strike In Arizona—Bur- Klary at Nevada City—High Winds In Nevada. Special to the Recoiid-Union. Wat,la Waixa (Wash.), Jan. 26.—As sistant General Manager Herman of the O. and W. T. road, who is also Treasurer of the road, denies that any attachment ment has been issued against the O. and W. T., and further that the O. and W. T. does not owe the Northern Pacific any thing on account of freight collected by them. He says that the business relations between the two companies is as it has been for the past two years. The suit in stituted for §130,000 is a personal matter of C. W. Hunt's, and will not in any way interfere with the present business rela tions between the two railroad companies. Herman says the attachments arc for notes given by Hunt in liquidation of freight bills of the Northern Pacific dur ing the -construction period. It is not true, he says, that tho suit was com menced to influence the sale of bonds, wbicfa Hunt has nearly consummated. MURDERER HANGED. History of tho Crime for Which He Paid the Death Penalty. Santa Barbara, Jan. 26. —Ramon Lopez was hanged here this morning for the murder of Mary Dezirello on October 20, 1890. The execution took place in the pre sence of about 150 people. The arrange ments were all perfect and the execution was completed successfully. Lopez slept well last night, and this morning ate a hearty breakfast. Ho ex hibited no signs of emotion. He had said farewell to his mother and brother the night before, and his only attendant to day was the parish priest. At 11 o'clock the little procession issued from the jail door, Lopez and the priest in the lead. The doomed man walked firmly and held a crucifix clasped to his breast. He mounted the gallows' steps without assistance and never quivered or changed countenance while the fatal noose was adjusted. Father Cainpiona, who accompanied him, addressed the crowd briefly, saving that Lopez had asked him to say that he acknowledged his crime and that his pnn ishment was just. At 11:04 Sheriff Broughton gave the sig nal and the prisoner was hastened into eternity. His neck was broken with the fall and death was instantaneous. He never moved a muscle nor was there the faintest quiver or movement of the body perceptible. In fifteen minutes the body was cut down and taken to the under taker's, and will be buried to-morrow. THE CRIME. His crime was a particularly atrocious one. He had forced his attentions on Mary Dezirello, a young and highly respected girl, and had for months perse cuted her with advances which she re pelled. She was engaged to be married to a young man in San Francisco, and on October 20th, shortly after learning of her engagement, Lopez called her out of a neighbor's house, and alter demanding an explanation from her shot her through the body. As she lay dying on the ground he stepped over her, and, with fiendish ma lignity, tired shot after shot into hor body. The crime aroused tremendous public feeling, and a vigilance committee was formed to handle him. Sheriff Broughton hurried the prisoner off to Ventura, and as he was not safe there, afterwards to Los Angeles, where he was kept a month, when lie was brought back, as the jail here was strongly fortitied. He was tried in December. His de fense was an aggravation of the crime. He declared that his victim had been criminally intimate with him, which was clearly proven to be false. He was convicted after a trial lasting a week, the jury being out only ten min utes. His crime, trial and execution all oc curred in less than 100 days. "DRIXK DID IT." Man Arrested at Yountville for an At- tempt to Commit Murder. Napa, Jan. 26.—John Murphy was lodged in the County Jail late last night, charged with an attempt to commit mur der. He entered a saloon at Yountville about 8 o'clock last night, where Matt Vandeluer and Jack Holmes were stand ing at the bar in conversation. Approach ing Vandeleur he said: "I am going to kill you," and he began shooting at him. In the confusion that followed Vandeluer received a bullet in the elbow and one in the hip, while Holmes was shot just above the groin and in the arm. No reason for the shooting is given, save that Murphy says he lodged in the house over the saloon and Vandeluer was making too much noise around there. They had some words on the subject a few days ago, and last night Murphy was drunk and felt ugly, so he proceeded to get even. As the officers were bringing him to town he frequently said: "Drink did it. I didn't." Holmes will die, but Vandeluer will probably recover. Reduction in Rates Asked For. San Jose, Jan. 26. —W. P. Dougherty addressed the Common Council to-night, asking that it take some action toward effecting a reduction of insurance rates. It is stated that the risk in this city is small, as it is built of redwood, has a splendid fire department, and fires are of infrequent occurrence. Three hundred thousand dollars are paid out yearly for insurance, and only $30,000 comes back. The council decided to appoint a commit tee to confer with the insurance managers. Interest to Shippers. San Francisco, Jan. 26.—The Southern Pacific Company announces that regular trains have been put on the Poso and Porterville branch at trunk line rates; also, that the company would carry goods to the Los Angeles Citrus Fair, which opens on March 3d, at regular rates, and return the same free of charge. In the case of perishable articles, a discount of 50 per cent, will be made to the shipper. Rich Ore Strike. Clifton (A. T.), Jan. 26.—A rich pocket of sulphide of silver ore has been struck in the Granville District, about seventeen miles from here in a northwesterly di rection. The place cannot be reached with wagons, as the country is exoeed- ingly rough. Five tons of ore have been taken out. The extent of the ore body cannot be determined as yet. W. H. H. McMillard is the discoverer. Consider able excitement prevails. Marln County Notes. San Rafael, Jan. 26.—The trial of Prescott Sawyer for assaulting a boat man named Franz has been set for Wednesday next, subject to the comple tion of the case now on trial. The trial of Antone Lujan on a charge of murder was commenced here this af ternoon, Judge Murphy presiding. A jury has been secured and two witnesses examined. Reprlves Granted. Clifton (A. T.), Jan. 26.—P. L. B. Good win, attorney for Nelson and Jorquez, wife murderers, states that Governor Murphy has again reprieved them until the loth of February, in order to learn the decision in the Davis case, which was ap pealed to the United States Supremo Court from this Territory. The legal aspect of the Davis ease is similar to that of Nelson and Jorquez. Burglary at Xevada City. Nevada City, Jan. 20.—Between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning the safe in the meat market of Colley Bros, was robbed of £550 in coin and §200 worth of jewelry. The robbers broke off the combination knob and punched the lock back so as to slide the bolts. A man sleeping in a boarding-house adjoining heard the blows of the sledge, but thought it was some body cutting wood. Crusade Against Chinese. Pexdlkton (Or.), Jan. 26.—Officials of the Union Pacific Company are at Milton investigating the recent crusade against the Chinese. It is reported here that the Chinese will be re-employed as section hands at Milton, and that the people of that plaeo have been advised that if they countenance another attempt to drivo the Chinese out all trains will goby their city. An Engineer Accidentally Shot. San Diego, Jan. 26.—John Heuston, an engineer on the Southern California Railroad, was accidentally shot yesterday while hunting near Oceanside by a young man named Frank Fegmeyer, the charge of shot lodging in Heuston's leg just be low the knee and almost completely sev ering it from the body. Opposed to County Division. San Diego, Jan. 26.—The Board of Su pervisors to-night passed and sent to their representatives in the Legislature a resolution requesting them to oppose all measures for county division that did not submit the' question to a vote of the en tire county to be divided. Cruiser San Francisco. San Francisco, Jan. 26.—The new cruiser San Francisco came down from Mare Island to-day, and at once steamed outside. It is understood that she has gone to make the Government trial trip, with nouo but Government officials on board. Death from Trichinosis. Downieville, Jan. 26.—About ten days ago two Italians living near here killed a hog and ate some of the meat raw. To-day one of them died of trichi nosis, and the other is not expected to re cover. Death From Dissipation. San Francisco, Jan. 20.—Bruce Doug las, -who claimed to be the nephew and heir of Robert Percy Douglas, fourth Earl of that name, died at the County Hospital yesterday, as the result of dissipation and pneumonia. Rain "Wanted. Santa Maria, Jan. 26.—The want of rain for the pasturage is beginning to be felt. All other crops are doing well. Fruit planting is progressing rapidly. Uneasiness Among Mining Men. Carson, Jan. 26.—There is considerable uneasiness among mining men on ac count of a proposition by the Legislature to tax patented mining claims in Nevada. Terrific Wind in Nevada. Carson, Jan. 26.—A terrific wind is blowing in Carson to-day. The sky is cloudless. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE. SENATOR STANFORD COMES XQEAB MEETING IHS DEATH. His Cab is Turned Upside Down in the Streets of New York. Special to the Record-Uxiojt. New York, Jan. 26.—Senator Stanford came near losing his life to-day. About 10 o'clock he and his Private Secretary, John B. McCarthy, took a cab at the Windsor Hotel and started for the Amer ican Institute building to look over his great consignment of trotters from Palo Alto that will be sold at auction to-mor row. In Fifty-ninth street the cab collided with a street car, and was turned bottom upward. The Senator and McCarthy stood on their heads for an instant, and then found themselves doubled up in the roof of the vehicle, with the cushions, lap robes, etc. The cab's wheels were spinning in the air, and the horse, re leased in some uncertain way, was gallop ing down the avenue. The doors were badly jammed, and the occupants were unable to force their way out. Stanford was bleeding profusely from a cut in the left temple, and his right arm and shoulder were much bruised. Mc- Carthy's nose was cut, and blood was dripping from a skin wound in the fore head. Passers-by had to run to their assist ance, and right the cab. The two men crawled out more dead than alive, and walked to a drug store, where their wounds were dressed. The Senator wa« determined to sco his horses, and re turned to the hotel where another cab was hired, which took him and his Secre tary to the Institute. They remained there about an hour, but Stanford's shoulder pained him so severely that he could not enjoy the visit. When he got back to the hotel "the house physician took him in hand and bathed nis shoulder with hot water. At 7:30 the Senator went to bed, badly shaken up, but suffering less pain. He must return to Washington on the 9 o'clock train to-morrow morning, as he has a dinner engagement with the Presi dent. Sharp Dog. A Boston lawyer who resides in the suburbs is the owner of a dog that cer tainly possesses the instincts of an at torney. The other day he saw another dog carrying oft' a tempting-looking bone. A second dog followed at a short distance. The lawyer's dog quickly conceived a plan of action worthy of an eminent legal mind. He immediately brought action against the dog with the bone. The third dog at once quickened his pace and lost no time in instituting supplementary proceedings in his own behalf. This as sistance proved equivalent to a decree for the plaintiff, for the lawyer's dog left the third dog to bear the brunt of the litigation, and, seizing the bone, fled to his own kennel, where possession was truly nine points of the law. WHOLE NO. 15,376. IN FOREIGN LANDS. No Agreement Reached Between Parnell and O'Brien. ALARMING INCREASE OP LEPROSY IN RUSSIA. Many Houses Destroyed and Nineteen Persons Killed by an Avalanche In Italy—A Conflict Between Kail road Strikers and Police In England— American Imports In the Congo State. Special to the Record-Union. London, Jan. 26.—N0 compromise has been reached yet between the two wings of the Nationalists, and the indications are that there will not be at present. The O'Brien waiting game is sapping the energies of the patriots and destroying ' their influence. Parnell is, meanwhile, tightening his grip. He shows much vi tality for a man who, as Healy puts it, "was hung at Kilkenny and cut down at Boulogne." Remonetlzation "Of Silver. Berlin, Jan. 16.—1n the Reichstag to day Herr Kardoff proposed that the Ger man Government open negotiations with America with reference to the remonetiz ation of silver. Herr Bamberger and Dr. Kock, President of the Reichbank, op posed it, holding that there was no ground for interfering with the present standard. No Truth In the Reports. London, Jan. 26.—Home Secretary Matthews says there is no truth in the sensational reports sent to the United States by a cable agency to the effect that there is a great dynamite scare among the authorities here, owing to informa tion received from American agents. American Goods In Apia. Brussels, Jan. 26.—A special declara tion to the Government at Washington was formulated by the Congo State au thorities, and signed yesterday. It gives assurance that American imports will meet with the most favored nations treat ment on entering the Congo State. Riotous Railway Strikers. London, Jan. 26.—Conflicts occurred last night between the Greenock Rail way strikers and the police. The North British Railway lodged an arrestment of the fund of the Scotch Railway Servants' Society, claiming £2U,(XX> damages from the society for causing the present strike. leprosy In Russia. Odessa, Jan. 26.—The authorities are alarmed by the increasing prevalence of leprosy among the poorer classes of Russians and Jews. It is believed that some emigrants to America have carried the disease with them. Chilean Revolution. Paris, Jan. 20.—News has been re ceived from Buenos Ayres that Kennedy has been appointed as mediator between the Chilean Government and the insur gents. It is added that President Bal maceda offers to resign. Spain Accepts. Madrid, Jan. 26.—Spain has accepted the proposal of the United States for the negotiation at Washington of a reciprocity treaty relating to American trade with Cuba. French and German Sailors at "War. Bordeaux, Jan. 20.—There was a seri ous scrimmage to-day between German and French sailors, and a number were dangerously wounded with knives. Nineteen Persons Killed. Rome, Jan. 20.—An avalanche at Flor esta to-day destroyed eleven houses and killed nineteen persons. The Emperor's Son Baptized. Berlin, Jan. 26.—The Emperor's youngest son was baptized under the name of Joachim Josef Humbert to-day. PACT AND FANCY. Charity is obliged to begin at home when 110 one will start it abroad.— New Orleans Picayune. Water is the embleni of truth, but the soap men always use it in making a lye. — Jiinr/hamton Leader. "What is this, mamma?" asked Jim mie. "What is what, darling?" "This big spoon." "It is a big spoon, little man." And Jimmie was satisfied. "If you gave less expensive presents to people you could have better apartments than these." "I know; but shouldn't get half so many good dinners."— Harper's Bazar. The wicked stand with immunity in slippery places, whereas a small banana peel flings the heels of the righteous to the sky like unto the heels of the lazy mule. — Dallas News. Harry—"Your remarks, Miss Jennie, are so spiced with wit that they quite take my breath away." Jennie—"I'm glad of that, for your efforts with cloves have been flat failures." — New York Herald. "Let us see —a cynic is a man who is tired of the world, is he not?" the young language student asked. "No, no, my child," the knowing tutor replied. "A cynic is a man of whom the world is tired." Mr. Wilgus—"So you decline to con tribute anything? Remember, Brother Gotrox, there are no pockets in shrouds." Old Gotrox—"Of course there are not. A man's shroud is furnished by his heira." — Indianapolis Journal. Gay—"l feel like a new man to-day." Bright—"Do you? Glad to hear it. Per haps you can see your way clear to pay that little bill." Gay—"l'm a new man, I told you. You can't expect me to assume the liabilities of the old concern." — Boston Transcript. Mistress—"That was a very nice letter of Patrick's, offering you marriage, Mary. What shall I say in reply for you?" Mary—"Tell him* mum, if you plaze, that when I get my wages raised next month, that I'll begin to save for the weddln' things." Sitting Bull's language was a conglom eration of pure Sioux, impure English, and decayed French. When he swore he used all three so fluently that the record ing angel with his stonograper and type writer could not take down and charge up all his oaths.— Grand Rapids Herald. Custom-House Officer—"This is queer. I find among your effects a barrel of chestnuts. We shall have to seize these." Traveler—"O, that's all right. They come under the exemptions as'tools of trade.' " Custom-House Officer — "How's that?" Traveler —"I am a newspaper para grapher."—America. "Ipray you father, let me wed!" The maiden passionately cried, "For BeKinuld X dearly love, And much I long to be his bride. "And I should then a husband have Both good and true beyond dispute: And dearest father you would liave A worthy son-in-law to boot." "Aha!" exclaimed her lusty sire, "There's nothing me could better suit; I feel exactly in the mood To bay* tbla son-in-law to boot."