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VOLUME LXXXI.--NO. 41.
SOCIAL SENSATION. A Paso Robles Young Lady Elopes With a Musician. THE GUILTY PARTIES DISCOVERED AT REDDING. Flattering Prospects for Good Crops in California tho Present Season, While the Poor Outlook Abroad, it is Said, -will Tend to Advance the Price of Wheat — Further Evidence In the Olsen Mm*der Trial. Special to the Recori>Ukio_.. Rkddtnq, April 0.—There arrived in Redding on the local train March 22d a couple wbo registered at tbe Paragon Ho tel under the name of J. F. Morton and wife. Morton is a fat, smooth-faced, slick-looking individual of some two hundred and fitly pounds, while his com panion i.s a slim-built, stylish and pretty brunette of perhaps 17 years of age. Mor ton was a musician, and played in tbe Redding Orchestra for a local minstrel entertainment. After the show the cou ple opened a dancing school in Major Hall, he tilling in tbe spare time by play ing in the saloons and tuning pianos. Now conies tbe denouement, Wednes day evening there arrived on tbe local train J. E. Partington and wife of Paso Robles in search of their missing daugh ter, Delia Farrington. Tbey were re ceived by City Marshal Mitchell, and in a short time our people became aware of a social sensation, in which weak woman and perfidious man caused sorrow and disgrace in two families. Mr. Farrington, it appears, is a wealthy butcher and stock-raiser of Paso Robies, whose tamily consists of bis wife, two grown sons and a daughter, Delia. While enjoying life in the peaceful city, cele brated for its health-giving springs and mud baths, a musician from San Fran cisco, named Alfred Frank Robinson, made Ids appearance as teacher of the local hand, and in pursuit oi his calling he made ihoacquaintanee of the fair Delia, which ended in illicit love. Under pre text of visiting ;v i a dy friend some fifty miles distant. Miss Delia packed ber trunks and departed, being joined hy her musical friend. Together they came to Redding, as abovedescrihed. A friend of ih- Farrington hoys, it appears, had seen the couple traveling together and gave in formation, which aroused the suspicion of the parents, who, hy letters ami tele grams, located the guilty couple. Thursday morning the aged and sor row ing parents left for their home with the girl, leaving the festive Morton, alias Robinson, to his own guilty conscience. Hut to add to his troubles, he was served this morning with paper- in a suit for di vorce instituted by his wife in San Fran cisco, who by some means learned of her lord's inconstancy. rCROP OUTLOOK. Prospect for I_iii-_-;e Crops and Flartqfii ntnrj 1 .dees. 4 Fi-an*' -isi'o, April y.—Prospects are very good for wheat speculators, for an cxi el lent wheat crop is assured throughout California this year. The comparatively mild winter and equal dis tribution of rain has been most favorable for the probabilities of good crops, while the strong European market, consequent upon tie' failure <d" the French crop, has made the local market strong and firm. "The indications for a bountiful season an- very good," Bald Alfred Bonnister. "There has been sufficient rain in both the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys, and the probabilities are that the crop will he as heavy as any we bave bad for some lime. Prices are good, and the mar ket is firm. This market, of course, fol lows the European market to a great ex tent, and that market is strong, on ac count oi the failure of the French crop." William Dresbach thought that the San Joaquin Valley could easily stand a little more rain, though the Sacramento Val ley was it! good condition, and evidently had enough rain to hring crops out in good shape. Prices here, he said, would, of course, be regulated greatly by the European market, which is now strong and linn. The majority of the wheat dealers on 'Change expressed themselves as satisfied Avith the outlook, and all thought that the crop would be s very good one through out the state. THE ->onin:i:\ PACIFIC. Officers Elected for the Ensuing . ear. Bam Francisco, Apitt 9i—The Direc tors of the Southern Pacific Company met at noon to-day to elect officers and receive the President's report for ISOO. The following obi.-cis were elected: C. P. Huntington, President; Charles P. ('rocker, Firs. Vice-President; A. BT. Towne, Second V-fee-P-.addentj J. C. Stubbs, Third Yico-1-resident; <;. L. Lansing, Secretary and Controller; Tim othy Hopkins, Treasurer; N. T. Smith, Assistant Treasurer; 1. K. Gates, Assist l ictary: N. D. Mastcn. Financial Executive Committee—Leland Stan ford, C. I. Huntington, Charles F. Crocker, Thomas H. Hubbard. The following is a summary of the re port presented by the President: San Ki-.am isr.), April 8. 1 891. *•• khoidrra: 1 herewith rabmlt re portofthe President and Board of Directors Bho-wlng ..[„ ration*) lor the year 1890: lli>- -ii... earn Inn have been (48,852, --•r,V.:i *•!• "■ - 1 .**- 1,5 lo ;.:. lit. operating expense* bave been (31, --• : (._ 18.675 40. The ta\._ and other fixed charges are $15. --833,51 ( 07. Ihere remains after the pavnunl of all r-r leases of $2,877,713 38, all ol which is luiiy s.t rorth Ln the accompany Ing report. c. p. lirMiM.r.iN, President. 01.--.KN MCRI.RR TRIAL. Stronc Evidence to-reduced Against the Accused. ICkb< ed, April 9.—The Olsen case still continues in the Superior Court. Olsen sits among ins numerous counsel day after day, smiling occasionally when point is made in his flavor. At all Other times a half frown rests on his countenance. Dr. K. S. O'Brien, Coroner, Avas placed on the stand, and said be took charge erf the Ivett bOOSS on his arrival at the ranch. He found an unfinished letter on [vett'adesk, and lus spectacles on it, as If be had been Interrupted while writing. The letter wss then produced and placed in evidence. It wss addressed to "iu- ar Wife." It told about the things on the farm, the movement of work bands,etc, and the contents went to show most friendly relations existing between the couple. Alter the letter was read to the jury the witness said he examined Che tracks sup posed to have been made by the mur derer's horse and compared them with the track's of Olsen's horse. In liis opin ion they were identical. He found Olsen's beckmora Avith blood on it. When ho Showed it to Olson the latter turned tirst white, then red, and trembled like a man THE RECORD-UNION. with palsy. He examined the horse's hoofe. ln his opinion the shoes had lately been removed, as he noticed marks like pincers had been used. Olsen's testimony given at the Coro ner's inquest was then introduced under exception from the defense. llendersou was placed on the stand and said he traced the horse tracks several miles. He gave a description of them, which tallied with the previous witnesses. The bloody clothes and shoes are still in the possession of the Sheriff, but as yet have not made their appearance in the court-room. Stories of threats and intim idation are current, but as yet none have been proven. MOOSA CANYON TRAGEDY. Verdict for Plaintiff In the Damage Suit. San Dikgo, April 9.—The jury in tho case of J. S. Burnbam et al. vs. Levi P. Stone et al., to recover damages in the sum of $02,000 for the murder of Mrs. Jennie Burnbam at Moosa Canyon on January 18, 1888, returned the following verdict this evening: 4,We, the jurors, find for the plaintiff against all defendants in the sum of 530, --000, the same being the actual damages; and we find for plaintifis against the de fendants as follows: Levi P. Stone, $10,000; James Stone, $2 000; the sanio being as sessed as exemplary damages against said defendants alone." In May, Archibald Freeman, one of the defendants, will be tried for the murder oi Mrs. Burnham and Percy Going. STOCKTON WATER WORKS. The Plant aud Property Transferred to a Sow Corporation. Stockton, April 9.—The Stockton Water-works plant and property, owned by L. L. Bradbury of Los Angeles, was | to-day transferred to a corporation man- I aged by XV. S. McMurtry of San Fran- ! Cisco. The stockholders of the new com- | pany are, principally, W. S. McMurtry of Los Gates, W. S. McMurtry, Jr., and j John Flournoy of San Francisco, B. P. Murphy and C. T. Ryiand of San Jose. | Extensive improvements have been com- | menced hy the new company, with the j purpose of making an efficient system which shall be usetul for fire purposes as well as supplying the inhabitants. QUICK WORK. A Robbery Committed and the Party Arrested in the Space of an Hour. Reno (Nev.), April 9.—At half-past 11 this evening Al. White's faro game was ; robbed by a masked man just as the j dealer, Jimmy Conroy, was in the act of; counting the cash preparatory to closing, j Two other persons were present. When ; the man entered the room he pushed aside one man, covered the dealer with a re volver, grabbed £800 in twenty-dollar pieces and escaped. In less than half an hour he was arrested just as he boarded tbeoverland West-bound train, and a sack containing tbe money was found upon him. He was landed in jail in less than thirty minutes alter the rohbery. New Railway Incorporated. Portland (Or.), April 9.—The con ference having in view the opening of the Columbia River resumed its session this I morning and resulted in the incorpora tion of a company to be known as the Oregon, Washington and Idaho Railroad and Transportation Company. The dura- i tion of the company is perpetual and it j bas full power to carry on all business pertaining to tbe operation of railway and ; transportation companies. The head of j the office is to be locatedat Portland, Ur. ! The capital stock is fixed at ..2,000,000, di vided into 80.000 shares of $'15 each. San Jose Races. San Jose, April 9.—The races ended to day. The first race, owners' handicap, all ages, one mile, Captain Al. won, In itiation second. Time, 1:474. Second race, one and one-sixteenth miles, all ages, purse of $2-70, Jack Treat won, Terry second. Time, 1:52£. Third race, selling purse, six furlongs, heats, first heat Ida Glenn won, Minnie K. second. Time, 1:10}. Second heat, Idaho Chief won, Revolver second. Time, 1:19. The third beat and nice Idaho Chief won, Ida Glenn second. Time 1:22*. Freak of an Insune Woman. Stockton, April 9.— Mrs. Dellartini, I wife of an Italian gardener, living a few miles outside of town, became insane to day, alter having suffered With la grippe, and chased aAvay a colored Avoman who called as a friend. Armed Avith a stout; stick and coffee-mill, the insane Avoman j entered a farmer's home near by and i smashed all the crockery in achinacloset, ! but Avas Anally taken in charge by an i oflicer. G. A. R. Encampment. Astoria (Or.), April 9.—The State En campment of tho Grand Army of the Re- | public met here this morning. Officers were elected for the ensuing year. O. Summers, of Portland, was elected De- • part nient Commander. The parade oc curred this afternoon Avhich was followed by an excursion to the end of the jetty. A banquet Avas giA-en to the visitors this eA'ouing. Verdict for Ames. San Francisco, April 9.—The jury in the case of Fisher Ames against Mrs. .Mabel Tread well, for $25,000 for legal services, which has been on trial here for several Weeks, ended to-day. The jury awarded Ames $5,000. The case Avas full of sensational charges and counter charges, and will be carried to the Su preme Court. A Coal Dealer Fails. San Franos-o, April B.—Frank Bar nard, a coal dealer, failed to-day. Liabil ities. 983,000. The creditors estimate that the assets will pay from twelve to fifteen cents on the dollar. The failure was caused by the recent heavy intlux of coal. Willows Election Frauds Caso. Makvsvii.li-, April '..—The case of the Willows election frauds in Colusa x ounty was recently transferred to Yuha County, and Judge Davis to-day set Wednesday, May _ioth, as the dato for the trial. Flre at Spokane. Spokane (Wash.), April 9.—A fire at Col ton yesterday alternoon destroyed the Duff HoteL, a drugstore and a dwelling. Loss, $12,000; insurance, $5,200. The bote! wss crowded at the time, but no one Avas injured. swanson ln tho Asylum. Stockton, April !..—Charles Swanson, Avho mysteriously disappeared from Sac ramento a few days ago, was sent to the Insane asylum here, after an examina tion by physicians. Rain and Snow. Sisson, April .».—lt has been raining heavily all day. There is a general storm in this section, Avith a large fall of snow in the mountains. Trains are ruuuiug regularly. . Stranger (visiting city)—" Say, Mister, what'B that ureal big stone building? An orphan asylum ?" Citizen —"Why, no; that's the oilice of the daily and weekly ._'.■•< */<rt7.s, just erected with accumulated dividends." Stranger— "Gosh all fish-hooks! The deuce you say ! Why, I got mad at the editor and -topped that paper more'n five years ago, and supposed, of rourse, tho concern had busted and quit."— Printer's Ink. SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 10, IS9I. THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP. He Will Leave for the Coast on Next Tuesday Morning, ARRIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO ON APRIL 25TH. After Visiting Points of Interest Throughout California the Party Will I.cave Over tho California and Oregon, Visiting Cities in the Northwest, Thence Over the Union Pacific by Way of Salt Lake. Special to the Record-Unioi.. Washington, April 9.—George W. Boyd, Assistant General Passenger Agent of the Pennsylvania road, who will have chargo of the special train con veying the Presidential party on its tour, is at the White House to-day, arranging the details of the trip. It is settled the party will start from Washington Tues day morning, and Mrs. Harrison and several other ladies will accompany it. The intinerary of the President's tour has been finally prepared. The person nel of the party has not finally been de termined, but it is believed that Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. Dimmick, Post- master-General Wanamaker, Secretary Rusk, Private Secretary Halford, Mar shall Ramsdell and E. F. Tibbett, Ex ecutive Clerk, will accompany the Presi dent. The train will start from here next Tuesday morning, going via Chattanooga, Birmingham, Memphis, Galveston and Los Angeles to San Francisco and return via Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Springfield and Indianapolis. The Presidential train will reach Tuc son, Arizona at 8:30 p. m. on April 21st, Yuma at 5:30 a. m. on the 22d, Los An geles at 3 p. m., and leaving there at 1 a. m. on the 23d it will go to Coronado Beach, San Diego, remaining until 11 a. m., re turning to Los Angeles, and will then go to Pasadena, spending the night at a hotel there, lt will leave Pasadena at 11 a. m. on the 24th, arrive at Santa Barbara at 4 P. m. and leave at 11 p. m. Short stops will be made on the 25th at Bakersfield, Fresno and Merced, arriving in San Francisoo at 7 p. m. Tbe party will remain in San Francisco and vicinity until tbe night of May 3d. They will leave San P'ranciseo at 12:10 a. __. on the Ith, arrive at Portland at noon of the oth; leave there at 1 a. m. of the Oth, arrive at Tacoma at 8 a. _.; leave at 10 a. m., and arrive at Seattle at 12:30 p. m.; leave at 6 p. m., back to Portland that night, and leave via the Union Pacific at 7:15 a. m. of the 7th. Brief stops will be made at The Dalles, Umatilla, Pendleton and La Grande. The train will arrive at Boise City, Idaho, at 7 a. m. of the Bth; leave at 10 a. m., and arrive at Salt Lake at 3 a. m. of the Oth, and leave at noon via the Rio Grande and Western. Sunday will be spent at Glenwood Springs, Col. The entire distance traveled by the train will be over 9,000 miles. BRIBERY CHARGES. Answer In the Suit of Donnelly Against the "Pioneer-Press." St. Paul (Minn.), April 9.—ln the suit of Senator Ignatius Donnelly against the St. Paul Pioneer-Preus for $100,000 dam ages for libel, the neAvspaper has filed its ansAver justifying all its original charges and making half a dozeii new and sensa tional ones. The answer covers twenty two years. It states that in I___9 Donnelly ofl'ered William S. King a package con taining $300 in money, which he asked King to take and use in bribing Dana EL King to vote for him for the United States Senate. It says he also ottered William S. King $2,000 for the purpose, and in case of his election to see that Dana E. King should be appointed Surveyor-General of the State; tnat in 1869, Avhile Donnelly was a candidate for the United States Senate, he ottered Charles H. Clarke, noAv dead, $..,000 for the same purpose, and the money was refused. The answer claims that Avhile the same Avas ou the Commit tee of the House of Representatives at Washington on the Pacific Railroads William S. King, as Postmaster of the House, gave him a letter containing a check for $2,,-iOO. The letter Avas opened and the same displayed his check and urged King to take part of it. The money, it is claimed, Av-as given to cor ruptly influence his vote. -In 18*>s, it is claimed, Donnelly de manded and received of Richard Franchot, as agent of the Central Pacific, $5,000 to corruptly influence his vote. It is claimed he Avent to New York and demanded and received of the Central Pacific $5,000. That Franchot was asked to indorse the check, and that he refused and turned on Donnelly, calling him a swindler and double-barreled blackmailer and a legis lative pirate. In 1880, it is claimed, the plaintiff or one H. H. Finley, acting for him, wrote an anonymous letter to Wm. M. Springer, member of the House and < bairman of the Committee on Elections, ottering to pay Springer's wife $5,000 if Springer Avould use his influence in Donnelly's interest in the election con test Avith W. D. Washburn. Mr. Donnelly filed a demurrer to the answer and asked for more specific in formation as to dates of alleged bribes; whom the checks Avere drawn on and at what bank cashed. THE RAILROADS. The Surveying Parties for the Inter national KailAvay to Sail To-Day. Nkw York, April 9.—The first of the surveying parties for the Intercontinental Railway between North and South Amer ica Avill sail from this city for Ecuador to morrow. The party will be under the direction and supervision of Lieutenant Shunk of the Engineer Corps of the army. There are thirteen others in the party, eleven of them ciAil engineers and the other t.vo past assistant surgeons. Upon reaching Ecuador the party Avill divide, one-half going south and the other half north. The detail is simply a surveying party, which will examine and report to the Qovernment upon the proposed line of railway. THE HI■RLINt-TON YIELDS. Chicago, April 9.—The Burlington & Quincy yielded to-day to the pressure brought to bear upon it by the Eastern resets, and notified the Board of Rulings that it would discontinue the payment of commissions. The Alton people say they have received assurances from sev eral Eastern roads of fair treatment. It is expected that the Baltimore dt Ohio, the Grand Trunk and possibly the Erie will refuse to join the boycott. Till. ALTON STANDS ALONE. Nkav York, April 9.—The Chicago _sr Alton noav stands alone, boycotted by the various railroad associations for its deter mination to pay commissions to agents, the Burlington having to-day notilied the Board of Rulings of its intention to conform to the decision. The Alton hoy- I cott will g 0 into aflfect next Wednesday, unless that road repents. Chicago's Election. Chicago, April 9.—The Board of Elec tion Commissioners bave commenced to canvass the vote taken at the municipal election Tuesday last, but nothing defi nite will bo known as to the result for several days. It is asser ed by Republi cans to-day that an error has been dis covered in the returns from one precinct, giving Hempstead Washburne an addi tional fifty votes. Tbe Democrats also make a claim that Cregier's total will be augmented by 100 votes, a mistake hav ing been found which wiU take that many from his opponent. MISS ANNA DICKENSON. She Claims That Her Sister Forcibly Put Her in an Asylum. New York, April 9.—The Herald will to-morrow publish a startling story rela tive to the incarceration of Anna Dicken son, the famous lecturer, in an insane asylum. It says : Miss Dickenson came to Xew York to-day with Dr. Seward of Goshen, N. V., at whose houso she has been since she escaped from Danville on April 2d. They came for the purpose of apprising Miss Dickin son's friends of New York of the wrong she has suffered, and to secure legal ad vice as to the steps necessary to secure her freedom if she returned to Pennsyl vania. Miss Dickinson lays thi blame for her incarceration upon her s;ster, whom she accuses of harboring an intense feeling of jealousy and hatred for. She also ac cuses her sister's physician, Dr. Hole man, of being in the plot against ber. She says she was taken by force from her sister's house to the asylum, she resisting until the skin was torn from her arms and her garments torn into rags. Dr. Seward, it appears, became in formed of the facts, and secured the re lease of Miss Dickinson. He expresses himself entirely confident of the sanity of Miss Dickinson. Miss Dickinson herself, wben seen by a reporter, was perfectly calm and ra tional. She will prosecute her sister for the mental and physical suffering she has undergone. LABOR TROUBLES. CAPTAIN LOAR AHD HIS DEPU TIES ARRESTED. . Prospect of a General Strike Among Miners in Pennsylvania and Ohio in May Next. Special to the Record-Union. Mount Pleasant (Perm.), April 9.— Interest centered to-day in the Coroner's inquest, which was reopened at noon. So far nothing important has been elicited. The strikers seem to have renewed hopes. It is evident some concession is to bo made by the strikers, but just what it is cannot be learned. Tbe locked-out men bave been doing missionary work, and tbere are less men at work to-day than yesterday. James Mcßride, of the Min ers' Executive Board, says information has been made against Captain Loar and some of his deputies, charging them with murder, and warrants will be served to day. Superintendent Ramsey, of the Morewood Works, commenced serving eviction notices this morning. Tbe sol diers will not take any hand in the evic tions unless the strikers resort to vio lence. This afternoon Captai r/ Loar and thir teen deputies Avere arrested on the charge of murder and taken to Scottdale. They will give bail for appearing later. The arrested men weie brought here in squads and taken to the Squire's office in as quiet a manner as possible, to keep the news from reaching the strikers. A largo crowd gathered, however, and tbe side walk and street fronting tbe ortice wero soon a mass of humanity. The defend ants waived a hearing, and they wero taken to the Eighteenth Regiment camp, where they will be carefully guarded un til to-morrow. The defendants are not wonted over the ultimate outcome of the suits. INDEPENDENT ACTION. Pittsburg, April 9.—The strike lead ers have agreed to stand aside and allow the men to act independently. With this end in view, a convention of strikers was called for to-morrow, the object being tbe appointment of a Board of Arbitration, which will ask for a conference with the operators as representatives of the em ployes, and not as an organization. miners' and operators' convention. Pittsburg, April 0. — The Interstate Convention of Miners and Operators came to an inharmonious end suddenly this evening. After a fierce battle of words and opinions, further talk was declared profitless, and an adjournment made brine die. This action means practically that inter state agreement has been abolished, and the amicable and harmonious relations that have existed between the two classes for the past five years are broken off, and may not bo resumed. It also means that 75,000 mine-workers in the Ohio and Pennsylvania regions Avill stop Avork on the first of May, affect ing 500.000 persons directly, and hundreds of thousands indirectly. As the mine- Avorkers of the country will also demand eight hours a day, the continuation of work after May Ist noAv seems almost impossible. Tavo great organizations, tho Knights of Labor and the Federation of Labor, are back of tho men, and their money will be at their disposal. W. P. Rend of Chicago, was the only one of the operators favoring the eight hours-a-day. The others said, in sub stance, that they could not stand it; that the cost of production would be increased by it, etc. After adjournment of the conference the miners held a meeting and decided to demand an advance on May lst equiAa lent to ton cents per ton on a basis of eight hours a day, failing in which a strike Avill follow. HEARTY SUPPORT ASSURED. Chicago, April 9.—Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, arrived this afternoon from the West. In an interview on the prospect ot success In the proposed demand for eight hours a day by the miners of the country, he said he has consulted Avith representa tive labormen in all sections, and has been assured of the heartiest support, both financially and in other ways, should the threatened strike occur. THE BURLINGTON SWITCHMEN'S STRIKE. Omaha, April 9.—The strike of Bur lington sAvitelimen is assuming a serious nature. The yards are guarded by a strong detail of police. The strikers aro quiet at present, but threaten to injure tne non-union men at work. Trouble is feared to-night. Galesbi-rg*- (111.), April 9. — Grand Master Wilkinson of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen WW telegraphed to-day to go to Lincoln, Neb., to invostl- I gate the grieAances of seven members of j the Trainsmens' Lodge there wbo were i discharged by the Chicago, Burlington and Quiney for alleged sympathy with the striking BAA-itchmen. He sent Vice j Grand NeAvman. Be Courteous. Courtesy generally pays large returns and the lack of it often entails serious loss. Tho Avill of Jonathan Scoville, re cently deceased, bequeaths §25,000 to tho Buffalo Academy of Fine Arts, but a codicil revokes the bequest. Last Janu ary Mr. Scoville sent to the academy a present of seA-eral handsome pieces of statuary which Avas not acknowledged. He Avaited a month, and then angered at tbe silence of the academy officials, made the codicil. In this case a letter of thanks Avould have been a valuable letter of credit. HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. Deed of a Woman Just Released From an Insane Asylum. i SHE MURDERS HER TWO CHILDREN AND SUICIDES. While the Firemen Were Engaged In Extinguishing: a Flre at Kingston, Pa., They Were Set Upon by Men From a Rival Town, Which Ended in a Serious Riot—Many of tho Par ticipants Seriously Injured. Special to the Recoiid-Union. Omaha (Neb.), April 9.—An Omaha Bee special from Herman, Neb., tells of a horrible tragedy that occurred there to day, Mrs. Andrew* Doll killing her two children and then suiciding. A year ago she plauned the same crime, but was j frustrated, and the unfortunate woman was sent to the insano asylum. A short J time ago she was^ released apparently !cured. Tbis morning, before the children, a girl and boy, aged 7 and 9, were dressed, she took them to the kitchen and with an ax crushed their skulls. She then re placed their bodies in bed, nailed the doors shut, and after taking a dose of concentrated lye, called out of the win dow for tbe neighbors to come and see her children. When the door was forced open the sight was sickening. On the bed lay the mangled forms of tbe two little ones, while in the kitchen the insane mother lay writhing on tbe floor. She died in great agony in a short time. ELABORATE SYSTEM OE SWINDLING Two Parties Connected With It Ar rested in St. Louis. St. Louis. April 9.—The police have unearthed an elaborate system of swind ling that has been successfully practiced in St. Louis and other Western cities by organized gangs of San Francisco confi dence men, and the arrest of Henry Hoff man and Bert Braymer will involve, so the police assert, the proprietor of the best and wealthiest pawn brokerage es tablishments in San Francisco and a rep utahle attorney at Kingfisher. Oklahoma. It appears that Hoffman and Braviner's system is to play the "dissipated youth and had-to-leave-home" racket and pre sent to some well-known and wealthy person a pawn ticket bearing the name of Ed. H. Ldchenstein of San Francisco for costly articles and ask for "a loan" on the ticket. Hoffman and Braymer have been given twenty-four hours to leave town. It was at first supposed tbey were working independently, but a letter from the Sheriff of Bellevillo shows there is a gang of them iv this vicinity, and letters found on their persons indicate the gang is well organized and apparently well i supplied with pawn tickets. Au uumailed letter found in Braymer's pocket, addressed to Licbensteiu, is said to indicate that he is concerned in the swindle. R. J. X ester, the Oklahoma at torney, i.s concerned, ih so far as he ad vises members of the gang as to the movements of the others. SERIOUS RIOT. People of Rival Towns Engage In a Eree Fight. W________£3BA___E___ (Pa.), April 9.—A seri ous riot occurred at Kingston, across the river, tbis afternoon. The local tire brigade was extinguishing a fire, when Mitchell Duffy of Edwardsville forced his way inside the lines. Tho firemen turn ed the hose upon him, whereupon a number of Edwardsville men took a hand, and in a short time twenty-five men were fighting with stones, clubs, wrenches and everything that could be found. The police came to the rescue of the firemen and reinforcements arrived from Edwardsville. The business men along Main street then came to the assistance of the police and firemen. After an hour's fight the Edwardsvillites Avere put to rout, no less than twenty men having been badly in jured on each side. Broken heads, noses and limbs kept the doctors of both toAvns busy for hours, and it is thought two or three Avill die. FLORIDA SENATORSHIP. Farmers' Alliance Members Advised to Support One of Tholr Nnmber. Tallahassee (Fla.), April 9. — The sensation of the day is the publication of a letter from President Rogers of the State Alliance, in which he says he can not support Dunn for United States Sen ator --because he is a national banker," nor Call, either, ''because the latter is not in sympathy with tho demands of the National Alliance." The letter appeals to the Alliance legislators (who number fifty-fiA*o, a clear majority) to unite upon a straight-out Alliance candidate. Over half the Alliance legislators are support ers of Cali, however. Call does not favor the Sub-Treasury bill, but is in sympathy with the Alliance on tbeir other demands. Another sensation was sprung this afternoon by a distribution to the members of a circular issued by- Senator Call, denouncing as an "ab solute and malicious falsehood" the statements made by Editor Dunning of the Farmers' Alliance that he (Call) was hostile to free silA rer coinage, and to all principles of the Farmers' Alliance. On the Sub-Treasury scheme he says: "I have frequently expressed the opinion that the Sub-Treasury system might be SO modified as to accomplish all objects desired by tbe Alliance." WORLD'S FAIR. A Scene Created at tho Meeting: of the Women's Executive Committee. Chicago, April 9.—Thero was quite a scene at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Women's Board of World's Fair Commissioners to-day. Mrs. Potter Palmer, President of the Board, is ex officio President of the Exe cutive Committee, and the committee proceeded to complete its organization by the election of a Secretary. Miss S. G. Cook of Tennesee was chosen, but Miss Pheohe Couzens of Missouri, Secretary of the Board, claimed that she was ex officio Secretary of the Executive Committee, and declined to yield to Miss Cook. No arguments could move her, and the meet ing adjourned Avith tho matter unsettled. Charged With Burglary. Indianapolis, April 9.—Lemon Rein hold, ex-Constable and attorney, AA*as arrested this afternoon on a charge of burglary. During the past month there have been numerous daring burglaries in this city. Last week several of the gang Avere arrested, and one confessed to the Grand Jury. He implicated Reinhold as the leader, saying that the latter directed all the robberies. Several .veek's ago Reinhold's wife committed suicide, and the account in a local paper reflected on Keinhold's cruelty, and so angered him that be ordered the gang to attempt to burglarize the house of the city editor "to get even." _____ The Whisky Trust. Chicago, April 9.—The Federal Grand Jury this morning began an investiga tion into the chargo agaiust George J. Gibson, of Peoria, Secretary of tho whisky trust, of conspiracy to destroy the distillery of H. 11. Sbufeidt of this city, wbicb tirm bad declined to enter the trust. A number of witnesses from Peoria wero examined, Including soma of tbe employes of tbe whisky trust. So far as can be learned, little of im portance was brought out in the exam ination of witnesses. Neither gauger De Mar nor any of the Government in spectors wbo had been at work on tbe case were called to-day. Suvi-ondered Its Charter. Cmtcaoo, April 9.—The stockholders ot the Chicago Gas Company (gas trust) to day decided to surrender its charter and ask the Fidelity Trust Company of Phil adelphia, wbich holds the securities of the various companies in the trust, to issue its certificates to the present stock holders of tho gas trust, which should entitle each bolder to his pro rata pro portion of tho stocks of the several gas companies in the trust, subject to pledges to secure tbe bonds. This action is taken as a result of a recent decision by the State Supreme Court declaring it illegal for the trust to hold shares of the stock of the companies composing it. Sea Postal System. New York, April 9. —The steamship Havre, from Bremen this morning, was tbe tirst to arrive with mails sorted under the recent sea postal system arranged with Germany. The plan worked ad mirably, the mail being taken off at Quarantine and brought directly to the city by tugs, so the city letters were taken out by carriers on the tirst delivery and outside letters bit on the 10 o'clock'mail trains. It is estimated that tbe arrange ment has made a saving of six hours it the postoffice Iters and trom six to twenty-four hours in outside deliveries, according to the destination of letters. Corner v Shad. Philadelphia, April 9. — The NeAv* York packing firm and a number of Ful ton Market fish merchants have formed a syndicate to corner the shad market, and are hoav negotiating to buy up the entire product of the Delaware River and Bay shad fisheries. The price of shad at present, according to a statement made by Superintendent Gray, is?l '-5 a piece. But in two weeks, lie says, shad can be bought for half that price. When the fisheries down the river begin to send in their catches the market will become glutted and shad can be bought for !?3 a hundred. The intention of the syndicate is to prevent this. Xew York Harbor Defenses. New York, April 9.—The New York Board of Trade and Transportation to day adopted resolutions that "in view of the almost defenseless condition of New York harbor, and the great losses that would arise from an enemy's attack on this great entry port of the Cnited States, we respectfully petition the Legislature to pass a concurrent resolution requesting the President of the United States to call the attention of Congress to the exposed condition of the sea approaches to New York City and Brooklyn, and ask imme diate action by Congress looking to a better protection of the same." Confessed the Crime. Somerset (Penu.), April 9.—The con fession was made public to-day of Dave Nicely, who with his brother Joe, was hanged for the murder of a farmer. Da\ c said he and his brother were at the farm er's house with tbe intention of robbing it. While there he fired off a pistol with the intention of scaring the inmates, but said be did not shoot the farmer. While he did not say as much, it is thought Dave intended to convey the idea that Joe, his brother, committed the murder. It will be remembered that both men died on the gallows protesting their innocence. Secretary Proctor. Omaha (Neb.), April 9. — Secretary Proctor and party passed through Omaha this evening en route to Washington. In reply to a question the Secretary said: "I am not a candidate for Senator from Vermont. All this gossip about me in that connection is Avithout my knowl edge. 1 intend to go direct to Washing ton Avithout any stops and resume the duties of my office." Fatal Railroad Accident. Milavaukee, April 9.—An engine on the north-bound freight train on the Wis consin Central road jumped the track near Vernon this morning. It tipped over, pinning down engineer McMullen, fireman Moore and brakeman Seipp. All Avere terribly scalded. Moore is dead and the others are not expected to live. Victims of La Grippe. Omaha, April 9.—D. E. Kimball, ticket agent of the Northwestern road, shot and killed himself this morning. A case of grippe,from Avhich he recently suffered, is said nave unbalanced his mind. Brooklyn, April 9.—Benjamin Hor ton, a retired dry-goods merchant, blew his brains out this morning. Deceased Avas suffering from the grippe. American Association Games. Chicago, April 9.—FolloAving are the results of the Association games to-day: At St. Louis—The St. Louis-Cincinnati game was postponed on account of rain. At Baltimore—Baltimore 7, Boston 8. At Louisville—Louisville 13, Columbus 6. At Philadelphia—Athletic 8, Washing ton 1. Women Elected Police Judges. Atchison (Kan.), April 9.—Two Kan sas toAvns elected Avomen as Police Judges —Mrs. Mary L. Burton, formerly editor of the Kansan, and at present Postmis tress at Jamestown, and Mrs. Jessie Mo- Cormiek of Bundak, JeAvell County. Both are strong Prohibitionists. Clearing the RoserA'atlons. Arkansas City (Kan.), April 9.—Sec retary Noble has ordered all intruders out of the Sac and Fox, Cheyenne and Arapahoes and lowa and Potta.vatomie Indian Reservations and instructed tho soldiers to clear the entire country. Bill Prohibiting the Wearing of Tights. St. Paul (Minn.), April 9.—The Mc- Hale bill, Avhich prohibits the Avearing of tights on the stage in this State, and com pelling the use of at least a short skirt, passed the Senate this morning. Fatal Quarrel BetA\*een Mother and Son. Jeffersonville (Ind.), April 9.— James Coward and his mother quarreled this morning. She struck him Avith a nock, and he fatally shot her in return. Bowen and Meyer Post Their Forfeit. New Orleans, April 9.—Both Bowen and Meyer posted $000 forfeit each to-day for a guarantee of their appearance in the Olympic ring on May 19th. Mrs. McKee Acquitted. Rome (Ga.), April 9.—Mrs. McKee has been acquitted of the charge of murdering Mrs. Whimple. The timber on our railroad lands amounted to 51 (000,000 ties, or an average of 2,694 per mile of raUroad, in use in this country in 18S9; 310 tics per mile, or a total of 60,000,000 AAx-ro annually required for renewals, and 13,000,000 for new con struction. WHOLE NO. 15,439. QUINTON'S DEATH. A Leader of the Maripuris Tells Why he Was Killed. HE SAYS BRITISH TROOPS FIRST MASSACRED HIS SOLDIERS A Wells - Fargo Express Messenger Robbed and Shot ut the Vli la J_n redo, Mexico—Many Potions Iv- Jm-od In a Riot of Republicans nt Aptos, Portugal—Tho Argentine's Cabluot Decree Relating to tho Currency Received Favorable Rec ognition. Special to the Recokd-Un'ion. Simla, April 9.—The letter received from the leader of the Manipuris, who ordered the massacre of Chief Commis sioner Quinton and his colleagues nt Manipur, says: "The British troops at tacked the palace, massacred my soldiers and killed women and children. In ad dition, they threw women and children into burning bouses and desecrated t'-m --ples; therefore, Wfl killed Chief Commis sioner Quinton'a party." Lieutenant Grant, who .vas in com mand of the small British tone which captured Fort Thabat, and Captain Pre> grave, in command of troops sent to re inforce Lieutenant Grant, the latter of ■whom was the British officer reported to have been killed during the further dis turbance and fighting near Manipur, aro noAv said to be safe. Advices have been received here of tho success of the British forces ne-ir Mani pur. The dispatches say the Manipuris made a fierce attack upon the slender force of Ghoorkas, commanded by Lieu tenant ('rant, which recently captured Fort Thabat, driving out the overwhelm ine force of Manipuris at the point of the bayonet, alter playing sad havoc in their ranks by a well-directed rifle lire. The loss of tribesmen, iv addition to tho kill ing of their leaders, is v.-ry lieavy. The dispatch adds that the much-needed re inforcements have arrived at Fort Thabat. This, combined with Lieutenant Grant's victory, has so disheartened the Mani puris that they announce tbat they are ready to recognise tlie authority of the British ofiieials. Additional troops are now on tlieir way to Manipur, where tlio massacre of the ("hoorkas and the subse quent fate of <uinton and his party will be thoroughly investigated. The letter of the Manipur leader also contains the following: "1 deeply re gret the sad event, which was wholly duo io the rashness and Indiscretion o_f the British officers." The second letter was received hers saying thai ths surviving i British subjects, with the exception of tlie clerk and the interpreter, were liber ated before the demand mado by the British Government for their release had been received. ARGENTINE FINANCES. Tho Cabinet Decree Meeting With Favorable Rccoifiiltinii. Buenos Ayhks, April 9.—The decree issued by the Argentine Cabinet Tuesday, suspending until June next the payment of deposits in the National and Provin j eial banks, and offering depositors J the option of taking internal bonds in ex j change for deposits, has met with a more favorable reception than first expected. ; The Stock Exchange expressed to tho Minister of Finance its congratulations upon the decree, and a deputation of LSOO merchants called upon President Pelligrini with the same object. Tho President replied that they need not fear the Government willjresort to forced cur rency issues, or that there will be any lresh loans. He had resolved to reform the banks and improve the currency by all meaus in his power. Irish _Land Bill. London, April 9.—In the Commons tbis eveniug, in committee on the Irish land bill, Fowler (Liberal) moved that the salaries of the Land Commissioners be placed in the estimates and thereby be controlled by Parliament. Healy held that the proposal was a vital one. The Government bad rigged up a commission out of Tory nominees and the attaches of the House of Lords, tho permanent landlords' barracks. Tbo only chance the tenants had was vested in the control of the commission by Par liament. Morley also spoke in favor of Fowler's motiou, but it was rejected—180 to 142. Lord Granville Favored Cleveland. . London, April O.—A letter written by the late Lord Granville is published to-day which attracts some attention. The date of the letter and the name of tho recepient are both omitted. The letter reads: "Undoubtedly we agree in re spect to the action of the President. It is not equally certain, however, that any expression of mine might not holp Mr. Blame quite as much as Mr. Cleveland. I see that the latter is trying, not very successfully, to separate free trade for his plan." Republican Rioters. Oporto, April 9.—This city, recontly the scene of a violent republican out break, was to-day disturbed by Repub lican rioters. The trouble arose through the arrest, during a fair, of several thieves, who were mistaken by the crowd for Republican agitators. The soldiers were forced to charge on the crowd, in juring many. Gold ln Honduras. London, April 9. —It is reported hero on reliable authority that gold has been found in large paying quantities in Hon duras. The American-Honduras Com pany, working on the Guyape River, panned out over §100,000 in two weeks' work. Tho Ellen A. Reed Spoken. London, April 9.—The ship Ellen A. Reed, from Tacoma for Bristol, was spoken March 14th in 38° south, 35° west. She reported that three of her crew had been lost overboard and tbat some of her spars had been carried away. Express Robbers. City of Mexico, April 9. —Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express messenger was robbed and shot night before last at tho Villa Laredo. The driver of the express Avagon Avas bound, gagged and tbroAvn by the roadside. Australian Federation Convention. Sydney, April 9. —At yesterday's ses sion of the Federation convention tho delegates adopted tho constitution biil and the session closed amid a scene of great enthusiasm. Wisconsin is to bave a laAA- Avhich pro vides that when a husband disappears and is not heard of for three years by his Wife sho is divorced Avithout further no tice. The Enoch Arden business in that State Avill thus receive a bad black oyo, t and tho man Avho goes out to feed the hogs Avill be quite apt to return.