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VOLUME LXXX.-NO. 136.
TERRIBLE CALAMITY. Explosion of Fire-Damp in a Pennsylvania Mine Shaft OVER A HUNDRED MINERS MEET THEIR DEATH. Sbrty Families Left Wholly Dependent on Charity for Sustenance—Every thing Being Done to Supply the Widowed Mothers and Children With tho Necessities of Life. Special to the Record-Union. Scottdale (Pa.), Jan. 27.—8y an ex plosion of fire-damp in the mammoth shaft of the H. C. Fricko Coke Company to-day, eighty sturdy miners were ush ered into eternity and a number seriously Injured. The explosion occurred this morning ibortly after 0 o'clock, and it is supposed it was the result of the ignition of a minor's oil lamp. The after-damp, which fol lowed the fire-damp explosion, suffocated nearly every workman. A few men, realizing the full ituation, fell to the ground, thereby preventing the gas from striking them. The persons not killed are in such a critical condition, that their deaths are momentarily expected. Up to this writing fifty bodies have been recovered, all without a sign of life. The fire which broke; out after the explo sion was soon extinguished by immense fans which were pa! in operation. The gaa has about all been driven from the pit, and tlio work of rescuing the en tombed miners commenced. The mammoth plant embraces 009 ovens, one of the largest plants in the coke region, but it is hard of access. It is situated near the United Works, where an explosion recently destroyed the entire shaft. The affair has cast a gloom over the en tire coke region, and to-night hundreds of miners are Hocking to the scene of the disaster, offering assistance. The appalling loss of life in the Dunbar rttmater is more than overshadowed by the destruction of life in the Mammoth calamity. The news spread throughout the- entire coke region with great rapid ity, and everybody was awe-stricken. Coffins have already been ordered for eighty persons from Mt. Pleasant under takers. No one escaped from the mine in condition to tell the story of the awful disaster. It is estimated that there are sixty wives and families left wholly dependent on the charity of the world ior sustenance by this disaster. In fact they are almost penniless, as the plant has not been run ning full for sometime, and work has been scarce. Everything possible will lie resorted to to supply the widowed mothers aud children "with the necessi ties of life. The Fricke Compaq- will act liberally in this direction, and Master Workman Peter Wise has sent an appeal for aid to the miners and cokers of the region. Lat;:ii— At midnight it is stated that 110 men were killed in the explosion. Sixty bodies have been taken out so far. The mine is again on lire, and it is feared all other bodies will be cremated. MOBS DETAILS. This evening a partial story of the dis aster was obtained. An unexpected flow of gas was struck, and the miners working in the headings connected with flags No. 2, 3 and 4 were all killed. The fire boss, as is his duty, hail been in the mine and examined the working places. His mangled body lies at the morgue. The only evidence that he attended to his duties are the regular certificates of inspection received from him this morning, which guaranteed the mines safe. The miners knew these certificates had been tilled out and went to work. They never returned. Superintendent Keighly, who was Mine Inspector in Dunbar District when that horror occurred, was at the mine when the explosion took place. He immediately called for volunteers, and gathering a few about him, descended the shaft. Be fore doing so he notified General Super intendent Dinah, and that gentleman or dered all the mine Superintendents in the region to the scene. When the volunteers entered the mine a sight impossible to picture met them. A bank of cars, mules and, more terrible than all, men, were piled in a compact mass against the ribs, or walls of coal, and not a living thing was in the wreck age. It was almost as solid as the coal itself, so terrific was the force of the explosion. This obstruction was removed with difficulty, and they entered a veritable chamber of horrors. The firstobject they discovered after leaving the main entry was a gum boot. In it was the leg of a man. Further on, they found a human head, but nowhere in sight was the trunk that had borne it. But in a few minutes, after ■walking a short distance, surrounded by dangers unseen, they found the trunk, and the ragged neck with blood oozing from it told the story of the appalling disaster. Working their way in, they found bodies strewn all along the gang viiy. One unfortunate met his death while on his knees in prayer, with his hands clasped and his eyos uplifted. His body waa found in this position. It was a pathetic picture. While all this was occurring, people of the region were concentrating at the scene of the disaster. Women and chil dren and relatives und friends of the un fortunate victims rushed to the mouth of the pit shrieking and sobbing, and the scene was one never to be forgotten. Following tlitfm came the physicians and undertakers from Seottdale," Mount Pleasant and Greensburg, and after them Father Lambing of Scottdale, who went among the bereaved with words of sym pathy and condolence, besides urging the men to greater work in rescuing any who might be alive and imprisoned. The services by the physicians were little needed, for every man in the build ings where tho explosion occurred was killed. None were injured and lived. Dead bodies were brought up every few minutes. Every corpse was covered, and no one even ventured to inquire which body it was, for they knew every one in that part of the mine at the time of the explosion was dead. Superintendent Keighly was sorely dis tressed. He had been in'two other mine disasters, the Dunbar and Youngstown, but this was far worse. He said: "No man living knows the cause of the accident, and it will never be known for it certainty. Not so many were killed by the explosion, but the" dreaded after damp came, and the unfortunates suc cumbed to it. This is shown by the fact that only those bodies in the immediate vicinity of the most wreckage were mutilated." One of the foremen connected with the mine said that safety lamps were not used, as the presence "bf^as was not sus pected. John W. Bell, fire boss at Heckla No. I, said: "About two years ago there was an explosion of gas at this mine, and one man was burned to death. No safety pumps were used here. There was too jnuch work for one boss, anyhow. They discharged one a couple of weeks ago to •educe expenses, and one man has been forced to do'the work. I managed to se pur» the last report of the Mine Inspector, THE RECORD-UNION. and it is a very important document just now." The latest examination of the mammoth mine by the State Inspector was made on January ltith. It shows that at the inlet, which is a slope a mile or more away from the shaft, there was 55,080 cubic feet of air entering. The general condition of tho mine was marked as fair. Superintendent Lynch said to-night that he thought it possible in drawing ribs or pillars some miner tapped the gas. All lights were open and the gas was an unexpected thing. Up to 1 o'clock sixty have been re covered. Every live minutes a corpse is brought to the surface and passed through the line of watchers without comment, save the expression of "another one." It is impossible to obtain a list of tho dead, as not even tho bosses knew who went down in the nioeniug. FATAL RAILROAD COLLISION. Particulars of the Accident to a Special Military Train. Topeka, Jan. 27.—The particulars of the collision between the passenger train and the special bearing United States troops from Pine Ridge, which occurred last evening on the Union Pacific, near Marysville, Kan., have been received here. The special train consisted of seven passenger cars and twenty-four freight cars, and had on board 400 soldiors. Part of the Seventh Cavalry and ISat tery E of the Light Artillery were bound for Fort Riley. Three engines and several cars are a complete wreck. Sergeant Schortbat, of the Light Bat tery, and private Meil, of Troop G, Seventh Cavalry, were killed. Captain Godfrey, of Troop D, and Sergeant Sharp, of Troop G, were seriously injured, and several other non-oommiadoned officers and privates were painfully hurt. Lizzie Dennett, of Lincoln, Neb., had hefearm broken and her head cut, and baggageman Kimball, conductor Flynn and one or two others were slightly" in jured. A number of cavalry horses were killed. The conductor of the military train, whose carelossncs is responsible for the wreck, has disappeared. Xew Barbed "Wire Company. Chicago, Jan. 27.—The barbed wire manufacturers, after a lengthy discus sion, have decided to form tho Colum bia Patent Company, to handle and con trol the barbed wire patents alter they are purchased from Washburn & Moeii. Instead of a tribute to the latter firm each manufacturer will pay $1 per ton royalty to the new company and the profits of the company will l>e distributed among the stockholders. Washburn <fc Moen will lie paid in the neighborhood of £300,000 for tho patent. The company will be organized within a C tuple ol a months. Passenjror Agents' Meeting. Chicago, Jan. 27.—A meeting of the passenger officials of the transcontinental and trans-Missouri lines was held to-day to consider the complaint of Salt Lake City, Utah, of high rates, as compared with those to Montana and California. No action was taken, pending the arrival of the Salt Lake committee to-morrow. A majority of the roads favor equalizing the rates by advancing those to Montana, instead of cutting them to Salt Lake, but it remains to be seen what will be done. The Brooklyn Bridge. NewYouk, Jan. 27.—1t was thought the great mass of snow Sunday subjected the Brooklyn suspension bridge to a great and perhaps a dangerous strain. Chief Engineer Martin has been calculating the extra weight on the cables and the result of his investigations show the strain was insignificant compared with the strength of the cables. He calculates the snow on the bridge at 400 tons, about the weight of four trains. The dellection of the cable is so slight that it is not noticeable. Tariff Bill and Ueelproelty. Springfield (Mass.), Jan. 27.—The ag ricultural papers which a short time ago announced the result of the postal card votes of 110,000 farmers from all parts of the country on Presidential preferences, has compiled the result on the tariff. It sho-vys a considerable majority for the MeKinley bill; an overwhelming demand for Blame's scheme of reciprocity, and an almost equally strong protest against re ciprocity with Canada. Kay Hamilton Reported Alive. Philadelphia, Jan. 27.—The Times to-morrow will publish a story in sub stantiation of the report in regard to Robert Ray Hamilton being alive and residing in Sydney, N. S. W., under an assumed name. The statement was made to a re porter by an intimate friend of Hamilton, and the truth of it is vouched for by sev eral letters he received from Hamilton since his alleged death. World's Fair. Chicago, Jan. 27.—The first stake was driven and the first spadeful of earth turned on the Lake Front to-day in con nection with the World's Fair. Prepara tions began by the erection of a tempo rary building to be used by the Chief of Construction and his assistants. Some property-owners opposite Lake Front Park threaten an injunction. International Press Club Convention. PiTT.snuRG (Pa.), Jan. 27.—The first In ternational Press Club Convention opened in this city this morning. Sixty dele gates were present frem the principal cities of this country and Canada. Foster Coatoß of New York was elected Presi dent. After the appointment of a com mittee to prepare plans for organization, the convention adjourned. Durango Steel Company. Chicago, Jan. 27.—The Directors ot the Durango Steel and Iron Company of Mexico, representing interests of eight millions, to-day considered propositions from an English syndicate to purchase the company. The matter was referred to a committee. Death of Mrs. Flack. New York, Jan. 27.—Mrs. Flack, for merly the wife of ex-Sheriff James A. Flack, died this morning. Her illness dates from the day she discovered tho perfidious method her husband took to rid himself of her by a fraudulent di vorce. Futnl Shooting Affray. New Orleans, Jan. 27.— J. B. Davis was instantly killed and his brother Sam uel fatally injured in a shooting affray wtth David Leatherinan, at Pointe Cou pee Parish, over money matters. Disaster at Sea. New York, Jan. 27.—A steamer just arrived from the Windward Islands re ports that the bark Nova Scotia was wrecked the first part of this month and the Captain and oilicers and six men were drowned. General Miles in C'hicncro. Chicago, Jan. 27. —General Miles, with forty-eight Indians, arrived this evening from Pine Ridge. Thirty of the bucks were taken to Fort Sheridan and eight chiefs will be sent on to Washington. Hearst's Condition Improved. Washington, Jan. 27. —The improve ment noted in Senator Hearst's condition improves, and he is very comfortable. At 4 a. m.—No change was reported from Senator Hearst's residence. Eastern Temperature. Chicago, Jan. 27. —The temperature this morning at 8 o'clock was as liollowa: Chicago, 32°; Cincinnati, 36°; St. Louis, 44°; W iunipeg, 18° above SACRAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MOKNTST&, .LANTJAIIY 28, 1891. POLITICAL CIRCLES. The Senatorial Question in Kansas Settled. W. A. PFEFFER WILL SUCCEED SEN ATOR INGALLS. Ex-Senator Vllas Elected as Senator to Succeed Spooner of "Wisconsin—Pro ceedings of the Farmers' National Alliance at Omaha—The Nebraska Legislature Approves the Senate's Action on the Election Bill. Special to the Record-Union. Topeka, Jan. 27.—When the next Congress meets the seat of Hon. John James Ingals will be occupied by Wil liam Alfred Pfett'er, of the Farmers' Alli ance, -who in the joint session of the Kansas Legislature to-morrow will be formally declared elected United States Senator. The predictions of the "knowing ones" that the Alliance would be unable to agree upon a candidate, and that its fail ure to agree would disrupt tho organiza tion, went wide of their mark. The cau cus was harmonious last night, and on each ballot the one receiving the lowest vote was dropped from the list until the choice was made. The rumors of a deflection in the vote in the House to-day were likewise proved unfounded. The proceedings of both Houses were of an orderly character. In the House fifty-three petitions from G. A. B. veterans throughout the State, for re election of Ingalls, went over under the rules. When the result of the ballot was announced, the Alliance men went wild and cheered for several minutes. The ballot for United States Senator re sulted : House—Pfeller 90, Ingails '£t, Hlairo. Senate—lngalls 35, PfefferSJ, Blair (Dem.), Congressman Morrill and Sena tor Kelly 1 each. William Alfred Pfetfer was born in Cumberland County. Pennsylvania, in 1831, and is of Dutch parentage. In 1850 he caught the gold fever and went to California, where he remained two years. He made considerable money and returned to Pentislyvania, and soon after removed to Indiana and later to Missouri. He served during the war in the Eighty-third Illinois Volunteers. At tho close of the war he settled at Clarkes ville, Term., practicing law, and in 1.570 he moved to Kansas, taking up a claim. At different times he edited various papers, served in the State Senate, and was a delegate to the National Republi can Convention in 18S0. In that year he moved to Topeka and assumed editorial control of the Kansas Farmer, and after ward bought the paper. He has been en gaged in the publication of that paper ever since. The paper was of wide cir culation among the Kansas farmers, and had much influence over them. He joined the Farmers' Alliance move ment a year ago, and in the spring of last year began a bitter determined warfare ugainst Ingalls' re-election. Up to a year ago Pfeffor was a stanch Republican, when he joined the Farmers' Alliance. He outlined his policy as Senator to the Associated Press representative to-day. He said that he favored the absolute and unlimited coinage of silver and a conser vative expansion of the currency along other lines. He was in favor, he said, of protection to home industries, but be lieved that the best protection did not always result from a high tariff. Protec tion by tariff as a general principle, ho said, was wrong. A high tariff should be called in to aid only individual struggling industries. He now favored an average ad valorum duty of 20 per cent. He is opposed to the force bill. Senator Ingalls in an interview this afternoon said he had no plans for the fu ture except that he knows he will remain in Kansas. MOODY LOSING GROUND. Pikiire (S. D.), Jan. 27.—Two ballots for Senator were taken without result to day. Moody has released the Republican caucus, but will not withdraw from tho race. His vote fell to-day on the last bal lot to 39, against 72 yesterday. All sorts of speculation is being indulged in. NEW JERSEY LEGISLATURE. Trenton, Jan. 27.—1n both branches of the Legislature last night a resolution was made the special order for Tuesday next denouncing the clot-lions bill and declaring the State will withhold the Ap propriation for the World's Fair if the bill becomes a law. VILAS ELECTED. Madison (Wis.), Jan. 27. — Vilas received a majority over Spooner to-day when both Houses of the Legislature voted for United Suites Senator. The Democrats of the Lower House this morning passed, under suspension of the rules, a bill to repeal the Bennett compulsory education law. NO RESULT REACHED. Springfield (111.), Jan. 27.—After tho thirty-seventh ballot for United States Senator had been taken without result the joint session adjourned till noon to morrow. OPPOSITION* TO TITE ELECTION BILL. Lincoln (Nob.), Jan. 27.—Resolutions were adopted in both branches of the Legislature this morning approving: the action of tiie United States Senate in refusing to consider the force bill. Indianapolis tlnd.), Jan. 27.—The Senate, this evening, alter a long debate, adopted the Houso resolution not to make an appropriation for the World's Fair if the elections bill becomes a law. An adverse report from the committee on the bill requiring the American Hag to be floated over the school bouses was con curred in. farmers' national alliance. Topeka, Jan. 27.—The eleventh annual : meeting of the Farmers' National Alli ance convened here this morning. A re solution was adopted excluding all per sons not members of the alliance from the sessions. About one hundred and fifty delegates were present. The morn ing session was consumed in routine business and the reading of President Powers' annual address. President Powers, in his address, advo cated the general organization of t rales unions and Knights of Labor with the Alliance. No effective arrangements of a national character for the conduct of tho business industries of the country can be made and prove of benefit without being in effect the laws of the organization which adopts them. To prevent a general and continual conflict with the laws, tho Government itself must be controlled by these societies. For the attainment of this object, Powers opposed a new political party as not prac ticable for industrial organizations, as the platform on which the party might be formed would soon become obselete. He asked his hearers to witness the two parties which have divided the Govern ment for the last thirty years. He fa vored independent political action, and believed in the men pledging themselves to vote for good men or good measures, because the majority of any party or class of men may demand it." He outlined the plan of action as fol lows: "Let the Alliance discuss and agree upon such measures as it deems expedient to form a basis for political action for this year and next. Place this by correspondence before the otbdSr great industrial organizations, and with their concurrence let a convention be called to compare views and adopt as a national platform a concise set of principle? which can be cordially supported by all. Pub lish them to the world ; disseminate them and prepare for the great struggle in 1892." Powers thought the subjects on which those principles wore founded were included in the following list: Money reform, ballot reform and the suppres sion of any vice tolerated by law to imperil our national prospurty. Powers dwelt at length on the money question, and advocated the loaning of money by the Government to the work ing people without interest. If money is thus furnished by the Government, ita hoarding will soon be stopped, and all tho money will soon be in circulation. Ho urged that the Government should take the railroads into their own hands, and furnish a service for the people which the corporations have failed to do. This could be brought about either by purchase or confiscation. Land reform was only lightly touched upon. Powers advocated taking tho right of franchise from tho ignorant and vicious and giving it to women. In conclusion, Powers said: "There was a time when the corporation and moneyed oligarchies looked upon us with contempt. That condition is changed. The enemy is already marshaled for bat tle. Wo must conquer, or sutler igno minious defeat." At the afternoon session a resolution by a delegate from Illinois, expressing the "wish of the National Alliance that the Legislature of Illinois select for United States Senator a man favorable to the wel fare and prospects of the Alliance," was adopted and telegraphed to Springfield. A resolution to send a similar telegram to Kan Baa urging Pfefler'a election was lost, after a delegate from Kansas had de nounced him as no friend of the fanners, although tho editor of a farm paper. National Lecturer Ashby read a report showing the order in a flourishing condi tion, five new States having organized during tho year. He urged the organiza tion to keep out of polities. An effort will be made to form a co operative union, and a conference will be held in Chicago on February Oth with the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association. CONGRESSIONAL. EUSTIS MAKES AN EXPLANATION IN TIEE SENATE. A Veto Message from tho Presi dent Laid Ueforo tlio House. Social to the Record-Uxiox. Washington, Jan. 27.—Tho Senate met at noon, and tho journal of Thursday (covering tho proceedings of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday),iwas read and approved. Eustis, rising to a personal explanation, read from the Washington Post the fol lowing sentence: "Mr. Eustis was also brought from home, although he did not arrive until after tho vote had been taken." Ho said that the statement was wholly inaccurate. Ho had been In tho Chamber an hour before the first vote was taken, was present when the vote was taken and did vote. He deemed it proper to make an explanation benyse of the importance of the votes yesterday. The credentials of Stanford and Irby, as Senators-elect from California and South Carolina for the term beginning March 4, IK'tl, were presented, read and piuced on file. Thoso of Stanford were criticised by Hoar as unsatisfactory in form, the Governor undertaking to "com mission Stanford instead of simply certi fying to his election." Harris suggested that there was abund ant time before tho expiration of the pres ent term to have them put in form. Among the petitions presented and re ferred was one by Frycin favor of having potatoes received by the Government and treasury certificates issued thereon at §1 per bushel. The House bill to prevent counterfeit ing was panned, with amendments. Dolnh's resolution in relation to the power of the minority to compel the at tendance of absentees went over. The House bill for the payment of In dian depredation claims was considered until 2 o'clock, when the apportionment bill was taken up, the question being Davis 1 amendment to give an additional member each to Arkansas, Minnesota Missouri and New York. No action was taken, and the Senate soon adjourned. IN THE HOUSE. Washington-, Jan. 27.—1n the House the approval of the journal occupied half an hour. Springer of Illinois, rising to a question of privilege, offered a resolution reciting the Speaker's conduct yesterday in de ciding that a motion to be dilatory was unlawful. McKiatey of Ohio made a point of order that the resolution was not a privileged one, the Speaker having exercised his right under the rules to decido a motion to be dilatory. The Speaker did not think that the action of the Chair in decidingamotion to bo out of order on the ground that it was dilatory, could be made :i question of privilege. If it oould be, then the pur pose of the rule preventing dilatory motions was nugatory. He sustained the point of order. Springer appealed, and McKinley moved to table the appeal. The motion was agreed to—yeas 138, nays 10(5. The Speaker laid before the House a message from the President vetoing the bill authorizing Oklahoma City to issue bonds to railway companies. The bill passed tor a railway bridge over the Missouri River between Council Bluffs and Omaha. The House then went into Committee of the \\ hole on the Military Academy appropriation bill. In the course of the general debate, Rogers, of Arkansas, referred to the recent Indian war as unprovoked and indefensible. The Wounded Knee affair was the most shameful murder in the annals of our history. Flower tavored a" searching investiga tion into the causes of the war. Peel, of Arkansas and Cuteheon. of Michigan defended the army, and courted a thorough investigation. After some talk by Spinolaand Bland on thf) "Force Bill," the committee rose and the House adjourned. REAL ESTATE SWIXDLE. Two Prominent Men of Chicago Under Arrest. CmcAGO, Jan. 27.— C. Perry Byan, widely known in Grand Army circles as the "youngest soldier of tho Rebellion," ami Henry Hart, formerly a Board of Trade man, are under arrest, charged with a real estate swindle. It is asserted that they paid a small sum on a large tract of land south of this city, and ad vertised lots for side in exchange for grocery stores, saloons, etc. As soon as the deed of the property was made over to them they would mortgage it and let the business run itself. It is needless to say that the deeds they gave for real estate were valueless. It "is aaserted that they have netted $20,000 from many victims. The exposure came about through a widow named Graves, who followed Byan from St. Paul a few months ago, under promise of marriage. When she learned that he already hail a wife and children she exposed the scheme to the police. COAST CHRONICLES. The Orchards Around Portland Alive With Song Birds. TWO MEN BURNED TO DEATH AT SAN JOSE. Mrs. Bailouts Painting Sold to a Resi dent of Australia—A Man Stabbed to Death with a Pitchfork at Spo kano Falls—Holstein Convicted of Forging "William McJ^ano's Name on Pension Vouchers. Special to the Rbcokd-ITxiojj. Poktlaxj) (Or.), Jan. 27.—Large flocks of goldfinches, bullfins, European rob ins and other birds, descendants of those imported by the Society for the Importa tion of Song Birds, have returned from their winter immigration and are making the orchards In the vicinity of the city vocal with their sweet songs. Linnets and some other birds have remained here all winter, and are perfectly at home in the gardens about town. The society is so well pleased with the success of its experiment that it has or dered another thousand dollars' worth of nightingales, black thrushes, song thrashes, black starlings, linnets, sky larks, European red-breaster robins, American mocking birds, etc., which will arrive here about the middle of March, and, after being exhibited a few days, will be turned loose. All of these birds are insectivorous, and will be useful in destroying orchard pests, as well as in furnishing melody. The Legislature" has passed an Act pro viding for the protection of both im ported and native song birds, and their nests and eggs. FATAL FIRE. Two Men Burned to Death at San Jose. San Jose, Jan. 27.—At 1:30 this morn ing a fire broke out in the Central' lodg ing-house, on San Fernando street, in the roar of the Lick House, and the building was wholly consumed. It was one of the oldest buildings in the town. The fire was confined to that houso and the shops in front. Two men were burned to death. There names are: John Foley, a laborer, 52 years old, and Charles Nofd, a Swede bar keeper. Michael Burns was badly burned about the side and face, and injured on the right side by jumping from a porch. Sixteen people were in the house and buildings at the time. The property was owned by Jamos Phelan, and the loss is about $4,000, with no insurance. A. Schule, the keeper of the house, lost $1,500. Ho was insured for ?800. W. W. Lawrence, boot and shoe store, lost §500. The laundry lost $200; no insurance. A saloon and a barber shop were also destroyed. "MORSIXG." Mrs. Ballou's Picture Sold to an Aus tralian Gentleman, San Francisco, Jan. 27.—Considerable comment was created in art circles to-day owing to the reported sale of Mrs. Ada L. Ballou's celebrated picture of "Morning." This was the piece that was given noto riety a few months ago when the Direct ors of the State Fair at Sacramento re fused to allow it to be placed on exhibi tion in the art gallery, claiming that it was too obscene and suggestive. The picture has just been sold to T. W. Stanford, brother of Senator Leland Stanford, who is a resident of Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Stanford is a very wealthy gentleman, and is said to pos sess the finest and most valuable art gallery in Australia. The selling price of Mrs. Ballou's famous painting is unknown. A Forger Convicted. San Francisco, Jan. 27.—The jury in tho case of F. M. O. Holstein, on trial in the United States Circuit Court on eleven charges of forgery, this evening returned a verdict of guilty in eight cases. Hol stein was iudieted on thirteen charges for forging the name of Wm. McLano on pension vouchers and obtaining about $700. He left the State, but was arrested about three mouths ago in Dcs Moines, lowa. Tho Jury Disagreed. Los Anoeles, Jan. 27.—Tho trial of Walter C. Lockwood, ex-City Justice, on a charge of embezzling 8300, has been in progress for four days. The jury, after be ing out twenty-four hours, were unable to agree, and were discharged. They stood eleven for conviction to one for acquittal. The Judge has excused tho dissenting juror from further service on the panel. Killed With a Pitchfork. SroKASE Falls, Jan. 27.—Alfred Call, tho boss of tho street grading camp, killed Thomas King, another foreman, iv a stable in this city, near the Union Pa cific passenger depot, with a pitchfork yesterday afternoon. They quarreled over the shoeing of horses, and one at tempted to draw a revolver on the other, (.'all then stabbed King with a pitchfork, inliicting fatal wounds. There were no witnesses to the affray. An Ex-Shorlff Drowned. Merced, Jan. 27.—John Clark, ex- Sherillot MariposaCVrunty, was drowned at Mormon Bar, in the Merced River, yesterday. A man had started to cross the river in a boat which capsized. Clark jumped in to save the man and was drowned, while the man whom he at temted to rescue escaped. Clark was onn of tho most popular men in Mariposa County. HLs body has not yet been re covered. Olive and Vino Company Formed. Marysville, Jan. 27.—An olive and vine company was organized this even ing with a capital stock of &">O,OOO, all sub scribed. The company will purchase 100 acres of land at Colmena and plant it to olive trees, with two rows of grape-vines between each row of trees. Tho Lake Tabish Accident. Salem (Or.), Jan. 27.— J. S. Bartholo mew, who was injured in tho Lake Tab ish Railroad accident on November 12th, to-day began a suit against the Southern Pacific Company to recover §28.200. Six suits have already been commenced, the total damage asked being $97,950. lie Is Wanted In New York. Portland, Jan. 27.—Charles Pscher nosfer, who is wanted in Rochester, N. V., on a charge of grand larceny, was this evening turned over to the chief of the Rochester detective service, and that ! ofiicer will start East immediately with his prisoner. They "Will Meet lv Sacramento. San Francisco. Jan. 27.—Tho Execu tive Committee and Board of Directors of the California World's Fair Association will hold a meeting on Thursday for the purpose of taking steps to explain to the Legislature the necessity of an appropria tion. The Wounds Proved Fatal. Napa, Jan. 27. —John Holmes, one of the men shot by Murphy at Yountville on Sunday night last, died to-day from his wounds. Vjindeleur, tho other vic tim of Murphy's pistol, is resting easy, and his physicians hope for his recovery. Charges of Bribery. Olympia (Wash.), Jan. 27.—Represent ative Frame (Dem.) created somewhat of a sensation by stating that he had been ottered §5,000 to vote for Senator Squire. Snow railing at Slsson. Sissox, Jan. 27.—After a heavy north wind, snow began falling this evening and still continues. Australian liallot System. Salem (Or.), Jan. 27.—A bill to provide for the Australian system of ballot passed the House this afternoon. PAJ.O ALTO STOCK. Good Prices Realized nt tho Sale In Xow York. NewYottk, Jan. 27.—At the sale to day of trotting stock bred at the Palo Alto Stock Farm of Leland Stanford, the first fourteen horses sold ranged from $200 to §1,0.50. with tho exception of Al moner by Alban, out of American, which was sold for $2,950, and a bay lilly by Electioneer, out, of Barns, for §1,300. Among others sold -were the following: Bay colt, Electioneer-Beatrice, A. J. Wil lis, Marlborongh, N. J., $3,100: bay colt, Electionoer-Clair, Schinclbach * Park, Wheeling, W. Va.. 31,500; Carind, chest nut filly, Piedmont-Cora, Robert Steele, Philadelphia, $l,;i00; bay colt, Election* eer-Eity, Gustavous Cornells. Water bory, Conn., S1.050: Electrical (brother to Express), bay colt, Eleetionecr-Estkcr, A. .J.Welch, $3,500; bay filly. Electioneer- Frolic, W. H. Dickerman, $2,f>00; brown filly, Xorval-Gazclle, Charles Ridgelv, •1,850; brown filly, Norah-Gcrtie, J. H. Sciuiltz, §3,500; brown colt. Electioneer* Helpmeet, Thomas Wallis, Baltimore, Md., $2,000; Guest, bay filly, Piedmont - Guess, J. Malcom Forbes, Boston, $1,025. There were 43 horses sold in all, and about $43,000 realized. BENICIA MAY LOSE IT. A PROPOSITION TO RELOCATE THE PROPOSED GtTV FOUNDRY. Senator Dolph Offers an Amendment Which Causes All the Trouble- Mitchell's Move. Washington*, Jan. 27.—The action of Senator Mitchell in calling on the Secre tary of War for all memorials, petitions and other documents from the Pacific Coast Boards of Trade, etc., concerning facilities for producing steel forges for big guns on the Pacific Coast, created the suspicion that Oregon would attempt to cheat Benicia out of her proposed gun foundry. This suspicion was well founded. Senator Dolph has reported an amend ment to the fortifications bill appropri ating one million dollars for the erec tion of suitable buildings, the purchase of machinery, etc., for an ordnance foundry at some point on or near the Pacific Coast, and authorizing the ap pointment of a new board of army and navy officers to select a site for the same. No money is to be expended for the foundry until the site is approved by the President. The amendment appropriates $5,000 for the expenses of the board. Senator Dolph was seen by a California Associated Press representative to-day, who said to the Senator: "I see you have introduced an amendment providing for the appointment of a board to select a site for an ordnance foundry at some point on or near the Pacific Coast. It seems to bo understood out there that an army board, appointed for that purpose, has selected Benicia." Senator Dolph said : "My amendment is identical with the bill reported from the Committee on Coast Defenses last session. My report was made after our committee had examined numerous experts, includ ing General Benet, Chief of Ordnance, General Miles, and other army officers. It was afterward offered as an amendment to the army fortifications bill." "But the fortifications bill, as finally passed, restricted the location on the Pa cific Coast to Benicia, didn't it?" the cor respondent suggested. "That was tho interpretation put upon it by the Army Board," said Senator Dolph j "but it must be understood that the action of this Army Board is not final. Congress can establish its foundry where it pleases." Senator Mitchell's resolution request ing information from the Secretary of War concerning steel forgings was laid on the table to the Senate to-day at Mitchell's request, it being understood that the Army Board report on steel forgings, which was submitted yesterday, will come from the Public Priuler to morrow and be laid before each Senator. Between the Oregon Senators, the Watervliet Arsenal and lobbyists repre senting certain large iron firms, Benicia stands in danger of losing her prize. It will be remembered ihat the Army Board submitted its report on tho guh foundry site just one day after tho pas sage by the House of the fortifications bill, thus preventing the incor poration of an appropriation to commence work at Benicia. But this last report on steel forgings was pre sented on the very day that the fortifi cations bill was presented to the Senate, giving Senator Dolph good time to get in his report appropriating §1,000,000 for the esrablishmeht ol a gun foundry at some point on the Pacific Coast and appointing a new commission to select a new site. It is probable Senator Dolph will be successful in having the amendment passed by the Senate. It will then go back to the House, and our California representatives will fight hard against Dolph's amendment. When the last fortifications bill passed. Morrow, in the Appropriations Committee, re stricted the location of the gun foundry on the Pacific Coast to Benicia, and when it was reached it was amended to read simply "some point on tho Pacific Coast." When the bill went back to the House again Morrow, by hard work, succeeded in having his former clause restored. It is probable ho will be successful a second time, but it is by no means certain. NECKO EXODUS. Many JLeaving Alabama for Oklahoma Territory. Birmingham: (Ala.), Jan. 27.—A big exodus of negroes from this State to Okla homa has set in. Fifty families of negroes left here yesterday for Kingfisher, and they will be followed in a few days by 200 f.iuiiiics. A negro by the name of Foster, from Leavenworth, Kan., has been among the negroes here some timo working up the business. He represents to them that they can secure rich farming lands in Oklahoma for almost nothing, and that if enough of them will go they can secure absolute control of the Govern ment of the Territory. The latt«r seems to be tho principal in ducement. A nnmber of negroes who owned good farms here have sold out everything and will join in the oxodus. WHOLE ITO. 15,377. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Latest Particulars Concerning the Revolution in Chile. DIPLOMATS DISCOURAGED AT THB OUTLOOK. Tho Italian Government Occupying Itself Diplomatically Regarding tho Successor to Pope Loo—Emperor William Celebrates His Thirty-sec ond Anniversary— Grout Rejoicing Anionß the Poople of Germany. Special to the Recorb-Un-iojt. London, Jan. 27. — Dispatches from Chile via Buenos Ayres bring further par ticulars concerning tho revolution oa Chile. The rebel Chilean -war vessels at Porto Cpquimbo fired shots into the town, proliably at the troops defending tho coal deposits. Troops from Valparaiso are oc cupying Laserena in force. Tho insur gents have blockaded Tonyoly Hay, thirty miles from Coquimbo. Tongoly is con nected by rail with Tam&ya and Ovallo, the latter town being in turn connected by railroad with Ccquimbo. Torbarallis is also blockaded by rebel forces. Three thousand Government troops havo boon sent to reinforce the Government garrison at Tongoly. Later advices say thai tho reported bat tle was fought at Tongoly. The rebels have occupied Liniache Alto, a town only twenty-live miles from Valparaiso. At Limacho Alto the rebel forces took possession of the national factories and expolled the director and adherents of President Balmaeeda from the town. The rebels have also occupied QuilJotn. in tho province of Valparaiso, fifty miles from Santiago, on tho Anconagua, twenty miles from the Pacific. The property of foreign residents is suf fering considerably from tho rebellion, in spite of the efforts of tho representatives of foreign powers to protect the interests of the citizens of the various countries they represent. The action of the diplomatic representa tives has been so discouraging to those of ficials that they have formally informed the Chilean Government that they will embark on board of the vessels of the fleets of foreign powers if the conflict con tinues. President Balmaceda, in his reply, has asked the Ministers and Consuls to delay taking any action for a few days, as ho hopes to be able to suppress the rebel lion, within that time. THE POPE'S SUCCESSOR. The Italian Government Wants One Favorable to Italy. [Copyrighted 1891 by N. Y. Associated Press.] Home, Jan. 27.—The Vatican has been advised that the Italian Government is occupying itself diplomatically regarding the successor of Pope Leo, in order to prevent the election of a Pope uufavor ablo to Italy and favorable to France. Premier Crispi will endeavor to demon strate to the triple alliance that in view of the hostile spirit which exists in high quarters it is to the interest of the allied cabinets to prepare for the coming con clave. Everyone at the Vatican, how ever, appears serene, partly because the Pope still enjoys perfect health, and again because the Sacred College can in case of necessity, meet elsewhere than in Rome. In conversation, a highly placed per sonage said the times have passed when foreign Cardinals accept the veto ot the monarchies. Absolute liberty will hence forth be the principle on which the con claves work. The personage in question said it was difficult to determine the probabilities of the next conclave. Various candidates have been mentioned, but none decided upon. Under the extraordinary condi tions of the conclave held abroad, and in the midst of European complications, it is to be presumed that the Cardinals would choose a neutral foreign Pope, for example, Manning, of England, Gibbons, of Anieriea, or Malinci. It is to be borne in mind, he said, that the foreign Cardinals ere long will form a majority in the social college. With the development of Christianity the church needs more Cardinals in America, Australia, Canada, China and Africa, and this will modify essentially the condi tions of the papacy. Further the world i is becoming Romanized, and it is neces sary that the papacy should become uni versal. From this it is evident that the Popo can no longer be exclusively Italian. Manning and Gibbons have especially gained in ecclesiastical opinions during these latter limes. "DOWX WITH SAKDOC." His Ploy at a Paris Theater Creates a Jilot. Paris, Jan. 27.—After the second per formance of Sardou's '"Themidw" last night there was a-riot in tho streets iiear the theater by the disorderly conduct of extreme partisans of the revolution who were ejected from tho theater. They hissed the audience as it left tho theater and shouted "Down with Sardou!" "Long live the republic!" In the streets a free fight followed be tween the Extremists and the police, and it was with difficulty the audience passed through. A number of arrests were made. More violent scenes were expected to night, but the play was withdrawn. Thft rising of the curtain wns a signal fora violent revival of cries of "Vive Thcrmi dor," "abas ThermJdor," etc. The tunuilt increased in violence until the younger Coquelin stepped before tho curtain and said he was compelled to an nounce that the performance would pro ceed no further, and the ticket money would be returned. The audience de parted greatly excited, but no serious disorder ensued. Emperor William Celebrates. Berlin, Jan. 27.—The three oldest children of Emperor William aro suffer ing from severe colds, but the physicians state that they are in no danger. Emperor William celebrated his thirty second birthday araid scenes of great rejoicing. The city is eaily decorated. The Emperor presented the Castle Guard with now colors, remarking that tlicv were copied after those of Frederick the Great, which a "shameless enemy carried off to France." Numbers of decorations were distributed. Glasgow Railroad Strike. Glasgow, Jan. 27.—A band of masked strikers yesterday severely maltreated a number of men working in the locomo tive sheds of tho Caledonian road at Strathaven, and did much damage to property. The strikers are stoning tho firemen and engineers of passing trains and doing all they can to annoy the com pany. Egyptians Capture Handonb. Scjakim, Jan. 2/.—The Egyptian troops to-day captured Handoub from the rebels. A skirmish later with a band of rebels resulted in the killing of two Egyptians and. a number of, rebels.