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Further Particulars of the Loss
of the Steamship Utopia.
Heartrending Scenes on Board tho
Sinking Steamer—Hundreds of Peo- I
pie Seen Vainly Struggling to Es- I
cape the Terrible Fate Which ;
Stared Them ln the Face—Tho ■
Divers Report That There are ;
Hundreds of Bodies iv the Sunken :
Special io the Record-Union.
London, March IS.—The agents in this
city of the Anchor line, to which the j
Utopia, wiiich sunk in Gibraltar Bay yes- j
tcrday, belonged, have been informed
that the Utopia waa struck abaft tho en
gine room, ami tliat she .sank stern fore
most, five minute.-; after the collision, in
seven fathoms of water.
The agents announce that they find
it difficult to ascertain tlie exact number
oi lives lost, but they say that I'M Italians
wore saved; that eight bodies liave been j
washed ashore, and tliat there aro 173 per
sons rescued from the Utopia alive on j
board the British warships.
The agents add that the force of the j
gale, which still prevails in Gibraltar j
Bay, prevents people on the shore from i
communicating satisfactorily with the
commanders of the warships, so they are
unable to ascertain the names ol* the sur
Several boats belonging to tho fleet
were wrecked while engaged in tho
Gibraltar, March IS.—Another ac
count of tho disaster attributes it to the
fact that the British warship Anson was
drifting liefore the gale aud rammed the
Utopia abaft the funnel.
The Utopia was impaled on the spur of
the Anson's ram and almost immediately
sank. Everything possible was done by
the officers and seamen. Four seamen
were washed overboard and drowned
from one ofthe warship's steam launches,
while taking part in the rescue.
The scene after the collision was fright
ful. One side of the sinking steamship
wa.s crowded with 700 immigrants shriek
ing with terror. Tothe right and left of
the sinking vessel wore tho monster bat
tle ships Rodney and Anson pouring the
light ot thoir powerful electric reflectors
upon the disabled steamship.
The Anson's boats were lowered imme
diately after tho collision, as were also the
boats from other vessels of the British
Channel squadron, tho Swedish man-of
war Freyn and the ship Amber.
Here and there were the warships' small
boats manned by blue jackets who
strained every nerve as thoy bent to their
oars in the heavy sea, striving gallantly
to roach the drowning passengers.
Un shore tho news of the disaster spread
quickly. An enormous crowd soon
gathered on the parade, and great excite
ment prevailed.
The sea was so heavy that the boats of
the rescuers could not with safety ap
proach the wreck, so they woro com
pelled to lie to leoward, where thoy picked
up peoplo as they were swept from the
dock. As the Utopia bows settled
"Was witnessed from the boats. Those
still on board the sinking steamer made
a sudden rush en masse to the fore-rig
ging, struggling for their lives and vainly
seeking piacos of refuge. Twenty min
utes later the forecastle was submerged,
and a larcc number of persons gathered
there who had not dared to leap over
board with the hope of being picked up |
by the boats, and who had failed in their
efforts to ascend the rigging, were carried
away by tho waves. A steam pinnaco |
rescued all others who had taken refuge I
in the main rigging, but the last ones-!
were not taken off until 11 o'clock at i
Wliile the steam pinnace belonging to
tho British ironclad Immortalite was en
gaged in the work Of rescue her screw
fouled and she drilted on the rocks. Two
of her sailors were drowned. Tho re
mainder wero rescued.
Petersen, the Swedish quartermaster,
who had been steering the Utopia a short
time before the collision, says that just
before the vessels came together he went
below. While there he felt the shock of
the collision, and rushed from below, but
before he reached the main deck the
Utopia hud gone broadside upon the spar
of the Anson's ram. The commander
of the Utopia, Captain McKcaguc, accord
ing to Petersen, was on the steamship's
bridge until the last moment.
Petersen adds that as tho Utopia was
crushed by the Anson's mm, lie clamber
ed up the davits of one ofthe steamship's
boats and cut the ropes holding it. He
had no time, however, to lower the boat
away, as the bows of the Utopia had
passed beneath the warship, and it was
evident the passenger steamer was rapid
ly sinking. Soon after, the boats of the
Anson having been promptly lowered,
one ot the niaii-ot'-war'scuttersran along
side the Utopia, and Petersen managed to
jump into her.
lie says while on board the Utopia after
the collision, he was surrounded by a ter
rible mass of human beings, fighting
their way dcsperatily and savagely, rc
esgdless of sex or ago, towards the boats.
Men. women and childien tumbled and
climbed over each other in that horrible
tight for a chance to escape from drown
ing. One poor woman, who was rescued
by the Anson's blue jackets, went raving
niad when she wus convinced her chil
dren were drowned.
There were similar distressing inci
dents by the score, the most awful of all
occurring when the Utopia, with a final
desperate lurch, sank with her human
freight clinging about her, and drew hun
dreds of living persons down with her.
Many of those who had sprung iuto the
water, as they saw the steamship could
not float many moments longer, were
then also drawn down in tho awful whirl
pool caused by the Utopia's disappear
ance. Sonic came to the surface again
for a tew moments before sinking finally
!n their watery tombs. Others, iriore
lucky, were able to cling to pieces
of the wreckage, floating spars, oars,
•gratings, hatchways, boats, lite-belts, etc..
and this kept them above the water until
resetted by the war-ships' boats.
But. as usual in such cases, the weaker
succumbed more readily. Shieking,
praying women sank to rise no more
-with their terrified oll'spring clasped to
their breasts. Childien clung to their
parents so desperately as to, in several
cases, cause death to both, whore they
might have escaped had better judgment
been used.
The divers and boats' crews who have
been at work all day in the efforts being
made by the British naval authorities to
recover'as many as possible of the Ixxlies
of passengers and crew of the sunken
steamer Utopia, have at this hour (4 p. m.)
recovered ninety bodies.
Among those saved from the sinking
vessel by the boats of the men-of-war
were twenty of tlie Utopia's crew. C. G.
Davis of Boston, a saloon passenger, is
among those reported missing. The
officers and crew of H. M. S. Anson
stated that lhe Utopia fouled with the
ram of the Anson and thus caused the
damage which resulted in the passenger
steamer sinking. The Anson's officers
assert that no blame can be attached to
the war vessel.
At4::JO p. m. it was announced that tho
official report of the number of persons
on board lhe Utopia shows that when sho
left Naples the steamship had 880 souls on
board, including the passengers and
crew. Of this number oniy 311 have been
saved. Thus 509 of her passengers and
crew are either drowned or missing.
The officers of the Utopia, in talking
about the catastrophe, say thej' will never'
forget the scenes that followed tho col
lision. The Italians were thrown into a 1
state of complete and cowardly panic.
They yelled frantically and fought madly
to reach tho forecastle. A few of tho mar
ried men brought their wives with thorn,
; but the majority of tho Italians acted more
I like boasts than men. The forecastle and
I riffgi'iiK were soon crowded, and tho ves
sel began to settle down.
Presently an explosion with a deafen-
I ing report occurred iv the forecastle, kill
! ing many and throwing others into the
: sea. Lukily tlie masts hold and remained
some yards above the water as tho vessel
| touched the bottom. From forty Us fifty
persons were resetted from the masts.
Among the acts of valor at tho hight of
the gale was that ofa British middy, who
put off'alone in a dingy for tho purpose
ol" rendering assistance to persons cling
ing to the wreckage.
j Another hero was a seaman on the iron
• clad Rodney, who boldly plunged into
I the sea and, after a desperate struggle,
succeeded in saving one of tho women
floating in the water.
The (livers who went down to-day re
port that there are hundreds of bodies in
the steerage and between the docks.
Many bodies came ashore to-day.
Princo Napoleon.
Rome, March 18.—The body of Prince
| Napoleon is lying in state in the Mortu-
I ary Chapel improvised in the house in
which he died. The body is clothed in a
black frock coat, and the Cross
| of the Legion of Honor, and that of
| tho Italian Order Annuiiciana are upon
the dead Prince's breast. King Humbert
I has officially ordered that tho interment
j of the remains of Prince Napoleon shall
take place in the royal ervpt of the
Church of La Superga at Turin.
Rome, March 18.—In the Chamber of
Deputies to-day the President delivered a
eulogy on Princo Napoleon. It was
moved that an address of condolence be
sent to tho relatives, and a committee
was appointed to attend the funeral. This
action was taken, and tho Senate adopted
similar resolutions.
Chile Revolution.
Buenos Ayres, March 18.—A dispatch
received here from Valparaiso states that
Mayor Valduvieso of tliat city has gone
over to the insurgents, after winning
over to their cause the garrison, which
deserted the fort aftor spiking the guns.
The ex-Government troops then seized
. President Balmaceda's transport, the
Maidia, which was anchored in the har
bor, and which was loaded with Gatling
guns, rifles and ammunition. After this
the Mayor and garrison embarked on
board the transport and departed north
ward to join the insurgents. This is a
tremendous blow to President Balma
ceda's prestige, and his cause may now
be fairly said to be on the wane.
Telephone Between London and Paris.
Paris, March 18.—The inaugural of
telephone talk between London and Paris
by the new land and submarine cable lino
yesterday, was a notable event in the his
tory of rapid communication in Europe.
Mrs. Roche, wife of ____. Roche, Minister
of Industry and tho Colonies, had tho
honor of uttering the first words over tho
new line. M. Roche then held a conver
sation with Henry Cecil llaikes, of Great
Britain. Earl Lytton, British Embassa
dor at Paris, and M. Deselves, Director-
General of the Posts and Telegraph De
partments, also spoke to Mr. Raikes.
Colonization Scheme.
London, March 18.—In its final report
the Parliamentary Committee on Coloni
zation does not advise a general exten
sion of the system of State-aided emigra
tion, except in case of the congested dis
] tricts of Scotland and Ireland. The com
mittee suggests that the provisions ofthe
Irish land bill, dealing with the congested
I districts, be applied to Scotland, and ad
vises that tho experiment of sending 100
' Crofter families to America be repeated,
also the adoption ofthe proposal of Brit
ish Columbia of a loan ol" i.100,000 to
assist colonization.
Gladstone's Narrow Escnpe.
London, March 18.—It has transpired
that Gladstone, after his speech at Hast
ings yesterday, had a narrow escape from
a serious accident. Tho coachman who
was driving the carriage wiiich took
Gladstone to the railroad station, lost
| control of the horses, and thoy were
, stopped with difficulty. The coachman
j was fined for drunkenness to-day, the
charge against him having been preferred
by the police.
Dr. Windthorst's Funeral.
Hanover, March 18.—The interment
of the remains of Dr. Windthorst, late
leader of the Catholic party in Germany,
took place here to-day. Delegations from
j the various Catholic associations and a
large numberof members of the Reich
stag took part iv the procession.
Colonel Mapleson Married.
Paris, March 18.—Colonel Mapleson,
the English impressario, was married
yesterday to MisslLaura Schirnior Byron
in this cily.
Unfounded Rumors.
London, March IS.—The Times' corre
spondent at Rome says the recent stories
of massacres at Massowah are unfounded.
Tippoo Tib Paralyzed.
Zanzibar, March 18.—Tippoo Tib is
j stricken with paralysis, the rigtitarm and
side being affected.
National League of Musicians.
Milwaukee, March 18.—The conveu
| tion of the National League of Musicians
spent a large portion of the morning in
wrangling over the report of the Commit
tee on Credentials. The convention
, adopted a resolution of thanks to Secre-
I tary Tracy for his refusal to permit the
: Marino Band of Washington to come in
i competition with other musicians.
! The convention Unanimously indorsed
I the low pitch for orchestras, lt is some
times referred to as the French pitch, and
1 is a quarter-tone lower than the hi<*h
i pitch.
President Wolsieffer, in his annual ad
i dress, urged the establishment ofa luusi
: cians' home.
The Body Identified.
New York, March 14.—The body of
"Fred Evans of England," the mysteri
ous Astor House suicide, has been dug
up and finally and fully identified as
Wright, the supposed murderer of Kut
linger, the murdered man found on
Staten Island.
Jumped Over Niagara Kails.
Niagara Falls, March is.—a man
jumped over tho Niagara Falls at Pros
pect Point this afternoon. He came from
the West this morning, and had a ticket
for New York, via the West Shore rail
road. He was about 21 years of age, good
looking and well dressed.
General Fremont's Remains.
New York, March 18.—The remains of
General Johu C. Fremont were takeu to
Sparkill, Roeklaud County, yesterday,
and buried in Rockland Cemetery.
Four Persons Burned to Death in
a Tenement House Fire.
An Attempt Mnde to Poison tho Wife
of the Murdered Man's Son—Tho
Nurso Girl Placed I'nder Arrest—
A White Powder, Kesembllng That
Found ln the Medicine and Wins
Taken by Mrs. Snell, Found in the
Nurse's Trunk.
Special to the Record-Union.
New York, March 18.—At an early
hour this morning the discovery was
made that tho brick tenement house No.
u7H A Hou street was on fire. The build
ing was live stories high and was filled
with people.
Tho lower story was occupied by a
liquor saloon owned by Justice Alex
ander. Tho second tloor was occupied
by the families of Solomon and Max
Goldstein, tho third by that of Harris
Green burg and the fourth by Marion
Kidsello and family. . Bernard Jaster,
with his wife and childreu, lived on the
top floor.
As soon as the fire was discovered an
alarm was turned in, but tho llames
spread rapidly, and wheu the firemen
arrived the whole building seemed ablaze.
A few streams of water produced an
effect and the fire was soon under con
trol. The outer walls wero left standing,
but tho whole interior was completely
Most of the inmates were asleep when
the lire broke out and the flames spread
so rapidly that the escape of those in the
upper stories was cut off. Three mem
bers of the Jaster family on the top floor
were burned to death—Bernard Jaster,
aged 50, Betsy Jaster, aged 13, and Sarah
Jaster, aged 10. Minnie Jaster, aged o_J,
was burned about the face, and Henry
Jaster, aged 19, was burned ou the hands.
Abraham Goldstein, a boy three years
of ago, was thrown from the third-story
window and fell to the sidewalk. He
was injured internally and will probably
die. All the injured wero removed to
Bellovue Hospital.
The building was owned by James R.
Grlswold of this city. The "loss on tho
building is 810,000 and on the furniture,
§5,000; entirely covered by insurance.
Another body was recovered this even
ing—that of Philip Elchisky, a tailor.
Elizabeth (N. J.), March 18.—Tho
Elizabethport Steam Cordage W Torks
were burned this afternoon. The loss is
$jOO,OOO. Mix hundred persons are thrown
out of employment. The linn is well in
When the fire broke out there were in
the works about tive hundred operators,
mostly girls, and a great panic ensued.
Ali escaped without injury, however.
Tlie Jury Declares Him to bo of Sound
New York, March 18.—The jury de
cided to-day that Louis Armand, who
has been persecuting Mrs. Charles B.
Alexander for the past thirteen years by
(railing at her home and by writing her
exceedingly affectionate letters, is sane.
Five doctors declare him insane, but
the jury say he is not.
Mrs. Alexander is the daughter ofthe
late Charles Crocker. Armand was ar
rested February sth, after ho had been
loitering around tho Alexander houso, at
No. 4 West Fifty-eighth street, for an
hour and a half, ringing the door-bell,
peeping iuto the windows and peering
into all carriages that came near tho
He told policeman Sana Hcimcr that
Mr. Alexander had entered into a con
spiracy to murder his wife, aud that ho
had prevented the murder by getting a
warrant from Judge Andrews for Alex
ander's arrest.
Armand is 40 years old, and prepares
boys for Harvard, Yale and Princeton by
tcachiug them French, Greek and Latin.
He told Judge McAdam that he had been
"juggled into the Ward's Island Asylum
for Lunatics." He admitted that ho had
called at the Forty-first stroet police sta
tion and asked Captain Warts to arrest
Mr. Alexander two hours before his own
arrest, but this ho explained was duo to
the fact that he had been drinking wine
and whisky. He had told Captain Warts
that Alexander was going to kill his wife.
Mrs. Alexander testified that thirteen
years ago Armand taught her French for
two months. Then he was discharged
by her father. Mrs. Alexander did not
tell the court, but it is a fact that Armand
was discharged because he had made up a
neat package of letters written him by a
certain woman and handed them to her
with a fine gesture, saying, "See what I
am sacrificing for you." Ever since that
discharge Armand has followod Mrs. Al
After an hour's deliberation tho jury
declared Armand sane and ho was dis
charge*!. Judge McAdam warned him
not to bother the Alexander family any
A New Chapter In the Troubles Un
Chicago, March IS.—A new chapter in
the troubles of the Snoll family was un
folded to-day, which bids fair to have
sensational developments. A few days
ago Hattie Juerst, a nurse-girl employed
in the family of Albert J. Snell, son of
the murdered millionaire, was arrested,
charged with larceny. Now comes a
j story that the larceny was only a part of
the charge.
For several weeks Mrs. Sncll's health
has beon failing rapidly. Finally, it was
noticed that a tonic she was taking was
having a decidedly bad effect. One day
she found in a bottle a white sediment,
which the doctor said was not part of the
touic. Then wine was substituted, but
the samo bad effects followed, and the doc
tor told Snell that his wife was being poi
soned. An examination disclosed the
presence in the wine ofthe same powder
found in the tonic.
Detectives were employed, and Hattie
Juersts' arrest soon followed. In her
trunk was found S3OO worth of Mrs.
Snell's property and a vial of white pow
der, apparently identical with that found
in the tonic and wine bottle. Both pow
ders have been submitted to a chemist,
and pending his report the attorney for
the Snells refuses to talk further about
the case.
Two gentlemen intimately acquainted
with Tascott, who has long been sought
for, left for Aberdeen, South Dakota, this
afternoon, to see if the suspect uunder ar
rest there is really the mau.
Fatal Explosions.
Pittsburg, March IS.—The name of
the miner killed in the mine explosion at
Girardville, Pa., is Frederick Bonnhunt,
aged 40 years. Hans Wittaman and
John Gustavison were injured. Six
other workmen were burned and cut by
being hit with hot sl*.*; and flying bricks,
but their injuries are not serious.
Ashland (Pa.), March IS. —While a
gang of men were drilling rock in a tun
nel at the Centralis Colliery a can of
powder exploded, probably fatally injur
ing three men.
The Crovasao Widening*.
New Orleans, March 18.—The cre
vasse at White House plantation is now
-.00 feot wide. Tho water is going through
with groat force. A large portion of Jef
ferson Parish will bo inundated, and the
loss will be very great. Already the
Southern Pacific and Texas Pacific Rail
roads are cut into at this point by the
Probably Gone to Canada.
St. Louis. March 14.—James S. Ensor.
a Notary Public and attorney-at-law,
well known in business and social circles,
has disappeared, and it is said he has ap
propriated some $8,000 loaned to him by
lriends to whom he promised, so goes the
story, a return on their investments of 10
per cent, a month.
Death Of Lincoln's Partner.
Springfield (111.), March 18.—Wm.
11. Henderson, Abraham Lincoln's law
partner and author of the "Life of Lin
coln," died to-day of la grippe, at his res
idence, near this city, aged 7_ years. His
youngest son, William, died* six hours
before, of the same disease.
Ono of the Uelrs Found.
New* York, March 18.—Lawyer Bra
man has found Julia A. Putnam, whom
Charlotte O. Jones (colored) of Oakland,
Cal., left a half interest in an insurance
policy of §.1,000, but has not yet traced her
other cousin aud legatee, Sylvia John.
Thirty-Three Round Mill.
Denver, March 18.—Pat Allen, of
Omaha, and Lawrence Farrell, of Chicago,
heavy weights, fought a thirty-three
round mill twenty miles from ihis city
this afternoon, for a purse of 9500. Far
rell won the fight aftor badly punishing
the Omaha .man.

Patrons of Husbandry.
Lansing, March 18.—The supreme or
ganization of the Patrons of Husbandry
is holding a meeting hero. Unanimity
does not prevail, and it is doubtful
whether independent political action will
be adopted as recommended by the Stato
Tlie Oldost Postmaster Dies.
Dubuque (la.), March 18.—Celestine
Kaltenbach, the oldest Postmaster in tho
United States, died this morning, aged 78.
He was appointed Postmaster of Potosi,
Wis., in 1838, by President Van Buren,
and has held the oflice continuously.
Six Years' Imprisonment.
New York, March 18.—Judge Bene
dict of tho United States Court sentenced
General Peter A. Classen to six years'
imprisonment in tho Penitentiary for
wrecking tho Si_^th National Bank.
Tlie Bill Killed.
Lincoln (Nob.), March 18.—In the
Senate this morning tho report of the
committeo to indefinitely postpone action
on tho two-cent passenger rate was
adopted. This in effect kills the bill.
Stallion Sold.
Trot (N. V.), March 18. — Gurdion
Conklin, of Glen Falls, has sold his Elec
tioneer stallion O-overnor Stanford to a
Now York horseman for 815,000.
Gone Ashore.
W toodiiull (Mass.), March 18.—Tho
steamer Hercules of tho Philadelphia
Coal Company went ashore on Naushon
Island thi3 moruing.
The London " Times" Approves tho
Action of Parker-son and
His Followers.
Special to the Record-Union.
Nkw Okleans, March 18.—The Grand
Jury to-day began the investigation of
tho killing of the Italian prisoners and
tho causes which led to tlie miscarriage of
justice. Bribery has been accepted as
answer to tlie latter question, and detect
ive O'Malloy and tho jury camo in for a
large share of the day's inquiry.
Washington, March 18.—Baron Fava,
tho Italian Minister, to-day received re
ports from the Italian Consul at New Or
leans in regard to the killing of the Ital
ians there on Saturday. These reports,
it is said, sustain tho position of Baron
Fava in his protest to Mr. Blame of.
March 13th, with relation to the inaction
of the authorities of Now Orleans before
and during the shooting.
thk killing approvkd.
London, March IS.—The limes in an
editorial on the New Orleans tragedy
says: It is all very well to reprobate a
resort to violence, but in such circum
stances as these, what way is there for
emancipating a community from intoler
able tyranny except by a resort to vio
lence ? The law requires a trial by jury,
and trial by jury lias been reduced to a
farce by the knowledge possessed by
every juryman that if he convicts a mem
ber of the Mafia his lifo is not worth a
week's purchase. It is really a misuse of
language to speak of resort to violence.
The standing rule in New Orleans is tho
rule of violence, and all Parkerson and
his followers have done is to accept the
conditions prescribed by the Mafia. All
rests ultimately upon force, and when the
courts are dominated by criminals whom
they exist to punish, nothing remains
but to go back to tirst principles to etlect
their! deliverance. Let lawless violence
be abandoned by all means, but, "que
Messieurs les assassins, commenccnt."
Among the men who wore lynched thero
may have been some who did not actu
ally fire at Hennessy, but it is not pre
tended that there were any who wore not
members ofthe detestable society that
desired his death. That being the case, it
is impossible to feel any very acute dis
tress because in the midst of the violence
they had rendered indispensable they
have been somewhat more severely pun
ished than if they had been leniently
dealt with.
New Orleans, March 18.—Thero was
a sensational and fatal shooting to-night
growing out of the Italian case. Frank
Waters, _r newspaper reporter, who was
intoxicated, was abusing tho citizens'
committee, and those connected with tho
Hennessy case, when Captain Arthur
Dunn, one of the counsel for the State,
came by. Waters shouted at him: "There
is one of them now. Why don't he take
it up ?"
Dunn advanced toward Waters, who
drew a pistol, and began firing. Dunn
quickly drew his. Waters fired six shots
and Dunn tive. Waters fell dead with
one bullet through his face and another
through his head. Dunn was shot twice,
in the right breast and abdomen. He is
believed to be mortally wounded.
The men for a long time have been po
litical enemies. Dunn for many yeara
has been a leading politician.
During the shooting two bystanders
were very slightly wounded.
An Unknown Man Jumps From
a Bay Ferry Boat
Tho Detectives nre Confident tho Dal
ton Brothers, Now Under Arrest nt
Ylsalia, Wero tho Parties Who At
tempted to Commit the Train Rob
bery at Allla—An Illinois Colony
Purchases a JLargo Tract of -Land
in Merced County.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, March 18.—As tho
North Pacific Coast Railroad Company's
steamer Tamalpais was about abreast of
Arch Rock on the 0:30 i*. M. trip last night
the passengers wero startled by a cry of
"man overboard." The man had jumped
over the railing. After lowering a boat
and searching the bay for about twenty
minutes nothing was seen ofthe unfortu
nato man.
Tho description of the man shows that
he was well-dressed in a black Princo
Albert coat and ping hat. He had gray
hair and mustache, was about five foot
nine Inches in height. Ho was a stranger
on the boat.
The Entire Estate Bequeathed to the
San Francisco, March 18.—Tho will
ofthe late Senator George Hearst was
filed for probate to-day by tho widow,
Phcebe M. Hearst, who is made solo ex
ecutrix. The will states that Senator
Hearst recognized tho fact that his wife
is legally entitled to one-half of his entire
estate, in all being community property,
and he also bequeaths to her absolutely
the remaining one-half.
A provision is made that if Mrs. Hearst
marries again one-halfof the estate re
verts to his son, William R. Hearst.
The will Mas executed in this city in
1880, and was attested by Lloyd Tcvis
and Irwin McAfee. William R. Hearst,
the only child of the Senator, is recom
mended to tho caro of his mother, with
confidence that she will suitably provide
for him.
Second Day's Proceedings ofthe State
Teachers' Institute.
San Diego, March 18.—The Stato
Teachers' Institute continued its
session to-day. Papers were read by C.
H. Hayes of Riverside, Superintendent
H. McG. Martin of Santa Rosa, D. Syle
of Santa Barbara and Superintendent
Molyneaux of Pomona. Hon. J. W. An
derson was a visitor this afternoon, and
made a short address.
Tho election of officers resulted : W.
W. Scamans of Los Angeles, President;
H. J. Baldwin of National City, Emily
Rice of Chico, C. M. Gaylcy aud G. W.
Lackey of Ontario, Vice Presidents ; J.
P. Greeley of Santa Ana, Secretary ; J. T.
Hamilton of San Francisco, Treasurer.
Riverside was selected unanimously as
the next place of meeting. Tho evening
session was largely attended, to listen to a
lecture on "Evolution" by Professor
John Dickinson of the University of
Southern California, at Los Angeles.
A Portion of tho Southern Pacific
Road Inundated.
San Francisco, March 18.—News has
been received in railroad circles of this
city that the break in tho Mississippi
levee above Grosse Tete has practically
closed the Sunset route between Lafayette
and New Orleans, a distance of 100 miles.
As a large proportion of what is known
as railroad traffic is sent to and from the
East from Sun Francisco over this route,
the break might readily havo proved a
serious disaster to tho Southern Pacific
j Company. But the difficulty has been
fully and promptly met by tran
shipping freight at Galveston and divert
ing the passenger traffic over the othor
southern roads by way of 151 Paso, San
Antonio and Houston.
Nearly the whole flooded space be
tween Lafayette and New Orleans is tra
versed by the railroad on trestle-work,
and the assumption is that this is all
gone. It will take at least twenty days to
reopen communication if the Mississippi
falls enough to permit the break to bo
gotten at.
Detectives Positive the Dnlton Broth
ers are tho Parties Wanted.
Merced, March 18.— Detectives aro
here to-day tracing up tho history of
William Dalton, who has lately been ar
rested in San Luis Obispo, because of his
supposed connection with the Alila and
Pixley train robberies. Dalton is a
brother of the other Dalton's now in jail
at Visalia. He resided near Livingston,
in this county, for about five years, and
was well known, having married tho
daughter of a prominent rancher in that
neighborhood. No one ever suspected
him of being in the train-robbing busi
ness. Ho was quite active in politics
when here. The whole Dalton family,
however, back in the Western States, arc
not of tho law-abiding class, and the offi
cers claim that the robberies were com
mitted by them without a doubt.
Abner Paggett Loses Ills Life In a
Snow-Storm ln Washington.
Spokane Falls (Wash.) March, 18.—A
TRcview special from Mullen says: The
mystery surrounding the uisappearance
of Abner C. Paggett was solved to-day.
A rotary plow clearing tho track of tho
Northern Pacific lifted his body from a
drift into which it had sank over a mouth
ago. Paggett was visiting relatives at
the Stegis House, over tho divide, and
started out to walk to Mullen, a distanco
of 12 miles, to take thocrain for Spokane.
He was caught in a mountain storm and
must have wandered about for several
days, as pistol shots were heard threo
days after by a solitary miner living in a
cabin in one of the gulches.

Railroad Agent Arrested.
Albany (Or.), March 18th. —E. P.
Rogers, Assistant General Freight and
Passenger Agent of the Southern Pacific
Company, was placed under arrest here
to-day, on an indictment by the Grand
Jury here, for violating Section 4 of tho
Hoult law, in discriminating in freight
charges on grain shipments from Tan
gent and Fillersburg, Linn County, to
East Portland. Mr. Rogers arrived from
Portland this evening and was released
on his own recognizance. The case will
come up before Judge Boise to-morrow.
Held for Murder.
Ukiah, March 18.—The preliminary
examination of J. N. Copell, who shot
tho two Harmon brothers in Laytonvillc
last week, was held to-day in Justice
Pago's court. Saul Harmon lias died
from the effects of his wounds, and Copell
was held to answer beforo the Superior
Court on two charges, viz.: murder and
assault to murder, with bail fixed at
05,000 on the former charge and $2,000 on
the latter.
Now Colony for Merced.
Merced, March 18.—A syndicate of
.iirmois from Illinois have purchased
the entire Deano colony, consisting of 300
twenty-acre tracts. Tho colony is located
about three miles west of this city, and is.
adapted for tho culture of figs, prunes
and raisins. Every twenty-acre tract
will be occupied liy a family. The peo
ple are all Americans and Presbyterians.
A number of them arrived here last Sun
day, and the work of improvement will
begin at once. A church, school-house,
etc., are intended to be built during the
summer. The colonists who buy pay §50
per acre for tho land, inclusive of water
A Book-Kecpor Suicides.
Spokane Falls (Wash.), March IS.—
Eugene Boardnian, book-keeper for M.
Seller <__ Co., committed suicide at Coeur
d'Alenc City last night by jumping into
the lake.
Mr. Boardnian was a sufferer from over
work, and went to the lake for his health.
His brother missed him from his side iv
the night, and went in search of him,
finding his body in tho water.
Mr. Boardnian leaves a family hero.
During tho day he had been in good
spirits. Tho rash act is believed to have
been the result of an attack of temporary
Tulare County Notes.
Hanford, March IS.—Tho West Side
railroad construction force lias reached
very near King's River, at Kingston, and
part of tho force came over to Armona to
day to begin operations. It is expected
that the line will be completed to Armona
in April, including tho bridge across
King's River.
The salo of the Laguna Di Tacho Ranch
of forty-nine thousand acres, is reported
to an English syndicate for one million
Two Deaths at Los Angeles.
Los Ancjei.es, March 18.—John F.
Casey, formerly Chief Switchman for the
Santa Fc road at the Needles, died in the
City Jail here to-day, the result of a pro
tracted spree. He has prominent rela
tives in Chicago.
Joseph Johnson, who was injured by a
piece of timber falling on him while put
ting up a bridge, died at the hospital to
day, y
Dry Xorther.
Sonoma, March 18th.—A dry north
wind has beeu prevailing in this valley
for several days. It has had the effect of
retarding spring plowing and arresting
the growth of vegetation. As these
northers are usually of short duration,
and aro always followed by rain, no fears
aro apprehended of serious damage to
Tlie Citrus Fair Closed.
Los Anoei.es, March 18.—The Citrus
Fair closed to-night, after a successful
run of eight days, the interest being sus
tained up to the last moment. The re
ceipts were over §9,000, or an average of
over $1,000 a day. The fair will be repro
duced in Chicago early in April. The
Secretary leaves to-morrow to complete
Gompers in Portland.
Portland, March 18.—Samuel Gom
pers, President of the American Federa
tion of Labor, arrived here this morning
from San Francisco. He was met at the
depot by a delegation from the Federated
Sandy Olds' Fourth Trial.
Hillsboro (Or.), March 18.—The jury
was completed to-day in tho fourth trial
of Sandy Olds for the murder of Emil
Weber in Portland in May, 18S0. The
examination of witnesses begins to-mor
Tho Laßlancho-Mitchell Contest.
San Francisco, March IS.—The Di
rectors of the California Athletic Club
met to-night and decided to turn over the
La Blanche-Mitchell contest to a detective
agency for investigation.
Rain in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, March IS.—Rain com
menced this evening, with indications of
continuing throughout the night.
Ex-Senator Ingalls Says It Has Como
to Staj*.
Bai.timore, March 18.—Ex-Senator In
galls of Kansas, talking on the Farmers'
Alliance to-day, said: "This movement is
building greater than a majority of tho
peoplo of the eastern slope are willing to
admit. It presents one ofthe most inter
esting political problems of the country.
Here in tho East, where the industries
and employments are diversified, its
progress is not appreciated and the
strength it is gaining not understood. In
the West, a purely agricultural section, it
has taken a deep hold oif the public mind,
and the evolution of movement is closely
watched by our deepest thinkers and po
litical economists.
"These farmers havo concluded that
thero are wrongs existing that need ad
justment. The growth of the organiza
tion is not ethereal or spontaneous, but
has come with a strong under-current of
reason that will ultimately land it on a
sound foundation, which will defy all
efforts of political agitators to shalte. I
think it may be compared to tho feeling
of Republicanism which swept over the
country from 18.50 to 1800.
"This result might be more quickly
could the Wes; and South find a common
ground on which to stand. The East and
North have recognized all along, and
have very adroitly prevented any coali
tion. Tho sections are, however, becom
ing apathetic alike to appeals and men
aces, and when one dies out and the othor
is allayed, we may look for a coalition
that will produce tangible results.
The existing political parties, however, i
may, by their platforms and candidates j
nominated, make such concessions to the I
Alliance as to cause its members tore
turn to their respective folds with the
belief that the evils that thoy seek to re
dress will be reformed in their house
Several Leaders Arrested on a Charge
of Extortion.
Rochester (X. V.). March 18.—At tho
investigation of the clothing cutters' lock
out here by the State Board of Arbitra
tion, a scheme by which money is ex
torted from firms by the Clothing Cut
ters' Xational Union was shown by
voluminous correspondence between the
manufacturers in this city and Walter S.
Westerbrook, Secretary of the Cutters'
Union, and James Hughes, Chairman of
the Executive Board of the Union.
Westerbrook has been arrested in New
York, Hughes is under arrest in Phila
delphia, and James McGuire in custody
in Chicago, on charges of extortion. They
will be brought here.
James A. Wright, District Organizer of
the Knights of Labor, who arrived here
this morning from Philadelphia, together
with John C. Theim and Frederick A.
Archer, of this city, were arrested imme
diately after the morning's session of tho
Board of Arbitrators, on a charge of con
WHOLE NO. 15,420.
Comparison of Appropriations for
the Past Two Congresses.
The Special Commissioner to tho Re
public of Colombia Reports That
He Das Secured a Remarkable Col
lection of Antiquities for Exhibi
tion at tho World"**. Fair—Tho
Cruiser San Francisco to he Sent
to Join tho Baltimore in Chiloan
Special to the REConn-UsioN.
Washington, March IS.—Messrs. Al
lison and Cannon, Chairmen respectively
of tho Senate and House Committees on
Appropriations, have prepared state
ments making a comparison of the appro
priations of the Fifty-first with tho
Fiftieth Congress. The statement of
Cannon shows that during the Fiftieth
< 'ongress, covering the salaries of ISB9-90,
the total appropriation, including defi
ciencies, were $817,903,859. The appropri
ations ofthe Fifty-first Congress, embrac
ing the fiscal year 1891-92, amount to $988,
--410,129. Net apparent increase $170,446,289.
Cannon says there should bo added to
the appropriations of the Fiftieth and de
ducted from the Fifty-first Congress 825,
--, 321,907 to meet the known deficiency for
pensions in the appropriations of tho
former Congress.
Cannon argues against increasing the
number of committees having charge of
tho appropriation bills, and says the sys
tem of distributing them among the vari
ous committees is vicious and tends to
extravagance. He thinks ono committeo
of the liouso should be charged with the
preparation of the money bills for its con
Senator Allison, in his statement, gives
in detail tho reasons which operated in
the several appropriation Acts to increase
the expenditure authorized by the pres
ent Congress over those of its' predeces
sors. He says an increase of $1,*_41,47.'J
under the agricultural appropriation Act
was caused by the establishment of agri
cultural experiment stations and tho
I transfer of the weather bureau from tho
; War Depaitment. Under the fortifica
tion bill there was an increase of 82,302,-
I 000 for continuing the construction of'bat
j terios for the defense of the various har
bors. In the Indian bill an increase of
$7,.'!07,000 was made to carry into effect
the recent treaties negotiated with tho
various Indian tribes. An increase of
81,450,000 was made for the clerical force
in the various departments, mainly in tho
Pension Office. The navy appropriations
show an increase of $14,000,000 for new
ships, improvement of navy-yard plants,
etc. The pensions show an increase of
8113,312,000, including the deficiencies.
Tho increase of $22,008,000 under the Post
office bill is duo to th» growth of the
service throughout the country. The in
crease for sundry civil expenses of ?15,
--000,000 was for river and harbor improve
ments, census expenses, public bnildings,
j life-saving service, etc. The deficiency
i appropriations, exclusive of pensions,
were f1.7_6,000 less than the Fiftieth Con
gress, although 91,304,000 for French spol
iation claims arc included.
Tho San Fraaoisoo Will ho Sent to
Chilean Waters.
Washington, March 18.—The report
of the court of inquiry on the Alert has
been received at the Navy Department
from Mare Island. Conflicting reports of
her condition have reached the depart
ment, and the Board of Survey reported
her as requiring repairs estimated to cost
about $500. The second board examined
tho vessel, and reported tho hull in a bad
condition, and that the expense of mak
ing the ship seaworthy would reach
It is understood that the court's report
simply gives the facts, and makes no rec
ommendations. The general impression
at the department is that the vessel can
be put in seaworthy condition without
extensive repairs.
The San Francisco will be ready for sea
next week. She will join tho Baltiinoro
aud Pensacola at Chilie.
Remarkable Collection of Antiquities
Secured fbr the Exposition.
Washington, March IS.—Lieutenant
Lemley, of the United States army, Spe
cial Commissioner to the Ropublic of Co
lombia in the interest of the World's
Columbian Exposition, reports that ho
has secured for the exhibition the most
remarkable collection of antiquities which
has been gathered by a famous collector
of that country during investigations for
j the last thirty-five or forty years. Tho
J collection Includes many articles of gold
and silver. Tho whole collection is esti
mated to be worth $120,000. Included in
the collection are a number of very
curiously hand-worked gold articles
found when, somo weeks ago, two an
cient towns of the Guaca Indians wero
Postal Changes.
Washington, March 18.—A new post
office has been established at Melville,
Clatsop County, Oregon, with Welthea S.
Ingalls as Postmaster.
C. D. Calkins has been appointed Post
master at Chula Vista, Cal.
A daily exchange of through registered
pouches has been ordered to commenco
March 23d between tho .above offices, tho
pouches to leave Denver at 12:30 a. m.,
via Cheyenne and Denver R. P. 0., and
I San Francisco at 7 p. m., via Ogden and
j Sau Francisco R. P. O.
Round Valley Indian Commission.
Washington, March 18. — Luther
Smith and Henry C. Hunt, members of
the Round Valley Indian Commission,
arrived to-day. David Shryock, Chair
man ofthe commission, was detained in
Pittsburg four days, and the report will
not be submitted until ho arrives.
Silver Purchases.
Washington, March 18.—Tho amount
of silver oirered for salo to the Treasury
to-day was 602,000 ounces, and the amount
purchased 412,000 ounces, as follows:
22,000 at $0.95>0, 55,000 ounces at $0.9898.
150,000 ounces at $0.9899, and 155,000
j ounces at $0.99.
General Johnston Improving.
Washington, March 18.—The condi
tion of General Joseph E. Johnston, who
has been quite ill forthe past week, is re-,
ported by his physician to bo improved*!
to-day, anil no immediate danger is ap-<
Land Decision Affirmed.
Washington, March 18.—In tho casej
of Miles N. Daniel vs. Caroline J. Lowe,*;
involving land in tho Seattle, Wash.J
district, the decision of the commissioner.
ia affirmed. ,

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