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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 42.
REMARKABLE ROBBERY CASE.
A Merchant Said to Have Been
Forced to Sign a Check.
YESTERDAYS RAIN A GREAT BEN
EFIT TO CROPS.
A Slight Commotion Created in the
Olsen Murder Trial—Counsel for
Defense Grows "VVrathy Because of
His Failure to Break the Testimony
of a Witness for the Prosecution.
Special to the Record-Union.
San Francisco, April 10. —A Oiromele
special from Fresno says: A complaint
was sworn to before Justice Crichton this
morning against a prominent citizen of
this county. It accuses T. L. Reed, of
Reedley, of robbery, the complainant be
ing E. Hirsehfeld, of the same place.
An attempt was made to find William
Hirsehfeld for the purpose of ascertain
ing the particulars of the occurrence, but
it proved unsuccessful, and the informa
tion had to be got at second-hand.
It seems that Mr. Reed and Hirsehfeld
have had a good deal of business with
each other, and that a settlement was
made not long ago, which evidently was
not very satisfactory to the former. Last
evening, it is alleged, Mr. Reed got Mr.
Hirsehfeld into a room, locked the door,
and, drawiug a revolver, demanded that
he give him a check for $1,400 (the com
plaint says $1,413 (JO), and sign a certain
settlement. Mr. Hirschfeld's outcries
brought a number of people to tiie spot,
who broke the door open and separated
the two men.
Later, Eteed again approached Hirseh
feld and forcett him lo enter a convey
ance, taking him to a room in his house,
where Reed, after locking the door, again
had recourse to his pistol.
This time llirschield was overcome by
fear and gave the check and signed the
settlement. Mr. Hirsehfeld came to
Fresno this morning and swore to a com
plaint charging Reed with robbery. The
warrant was given to a Constable, who
will go down for .Mr. Reed on this even
ing's train.
The accused is very well known
throughout the county, aud was until re
cently the owner of the town of Reedley
and thousands of acres of land in that vi
cinity. Mr. Hirsehfeld is a prominent
merchant in Reedley.
OLSEN TRIAL,.
Counsel for the Defense Grows Wrathy
Over Testimony of a Witness.
Mi.ia'F.o, April 10.— H. Deininesty was
the lirst witness tbis morning in the
Olsen case. He was the lirst man to in
form Olsen of the murder. He replied,
"Well, I be ," and walked away toa
saloon.
John Hamilton was then called. He
said he stayed at the Ivett ranch during
the Coroner'a inquest. He also told of
tracking Olsen's horse. Ou cross exam
ination the defense failed to break his
testimony, became wrathy, and went so
far as to intimate that the" District Attor
ney was giving witness tips by nodding
his head at witness. Witness denied it.
He told Bttdd that he would not look to
ward Fowler.
Charies Yarein, J. P. Truesdale and 11.
Latour testitied to the condition of Ol
sen's horse's feet, saying that the shoes
were lately otl". The latter two wit
nesses :ilsi> said tbat they found the ham
mer and pincers in Snelling before the
murder, and that < >lsen claimed them.
This afternoon Olsen's testimony given
at the Coroner's inquest was read to tlie
jury. In this testimony Olsen said that
on the night of the murder he left Snell
ing at (i o'clock in the evening and went
home, arriving there between y and 10
o'clock, and seeing no one on the trip.
He (got the hammer and pincers from
his brother, and lost them on the road
on Friday preceding the murder. He in
tended using them in mining.
Mrs. Olsen, mother of the accused,
then testified that on the night of the
murder August came home shortly before
10 O'clock. She did see him, but heard
bim outside and recognized his voice
When he spoke to his horse.
THE STORM.
it Comes In Time to Benefit Grain and
Fruit.
Marysville, April 10.—Rain began
falling at 10 o'clock tbis morning. It was
very welcome.
MOB-BSTO, April 10.—It commenced
raining here at 10 o'clock this morning
and is still raining. This shower will be
beneficial to crops.
A.MiKi.soN. April 10.—A warm rain
commenced falling at ll o'clock last
night. One inch and twenty-five one
hundredths have fallen, and Indications
are tor a continued storm. Twenty-four
•nd eighty one-hundredths inches have
fallen for the season. The fruit and grain
wops were never more promising.
Woom ani>, April 10.—Showers have
keen falling the last few days. They
come just in time and will be of great
value to every growing industry.
Etxn Bi.tFK, April 10.—Rain fell here
fast night and up to 3 p. m.
Sissons, April 10.—A light rain is fall
ing here, it is still storming heavily in
the mountains.
OxtlOO, April 10.—Rain to the extent of
.on of an inch fell in this section of the
_*aer_.ui-nt.> Valley to-day. The total for
tne season is 21.4«» inches. The prospects
1 l a -rood grain and fruit crop are flatter
ing.
Stockton. April 10.—The rainfall here
to-day measured forty hundredths of an
inch, making eighty hundredths for the
month. This insures line crops in Ban
Joaquin County, and the farmers are
nappy.
(;ii koy, April 10.—Light showers pre
vailed lure to-day, with quite a heavy
precipitation this afternoon. Appear
ances indicate clearing weather before
morning. The rain does much good,
but cropt were assuredly bountiful with
out it.
-T.ItY SICK MAN.
Ex-Gnv-rnnr Wsiternmn Down With
an Attack of Pneumonia.
S\n Dnoo, April 10.—Ex-Governor
■Waterman is lying dangerously ill of
pneumonia at his residence in this city.
The Governor'a sickness dau-s back only
a few days, but the progress of tho dis-
HHM h:ts been very rapid and the worst
results are feared.
To-day he was reported as resting
easier, however.
l>r. Huntington, the attending physi
cian, was questioned to-night abont the
Oovernotfacondition, and said: "He is a
very sick man."
when asked to give opinion as to the
Governor's possible chances for recovery,
lie replied that he did not care to say.
Governor Waterman's serious illness \. : _s
a surprise to his acquaintances, who saw
liiin upon the streets oniy last Wednesday
afternoon.
Fatally Rittcn by a Bulldog.
Los Angeles, April 10.—Don Shorb,
7-year-old son of Hon. J. Doßarth Shorb,
THE RECORD-UNION.
was bitten hy an English bulldog to-day,
and is dying to-night. Don had been
playing with the dog. Its attention had
been attracted by a gopher snake, and the
dog was endeavoring to kill it. A crowd
gathered and commenced to tease the
dog. The animal beceme enraged, and
suddenly turned and grabbed tbe un
fortunate boy by the leg. One leg, one
hand and one arm were literally chewed
up. The animal had to be shot before he
let go. To-night the boy is dying.
Railroad Commissioners.
Pasadena, April 10.—The State Rail
road Commissioners met here this morn
ing to inquire into the complaint of citi
zens against the Southern California and
Terminal Railroad companies for alleged
violation of tbe law in raising rates on
commutation tickets betweeen here and
Los Angeles. Prominent oflicials of both
roads nnd leading citizens were called
upon to testily. The ease was briefly
argued. The Commissioners left lato in
the day with the case still under advise
ment.
Preparing for the President.
San FRANcrs.o, April 10.—The Execu
tive Committee recently appointed to ar
range for the reception of President Har
rison met in the Mayor's office this even
ing. It was decided to have the Second
Brigade, N. <"_. C, and the various ("rand
Army posts of the city meet the Presi
dent on bis arrival here and escort bim
to tbe hotel. A number of other details
were discussed, but more definite ar
rangements will be made next Wednes
day.
Hotel Burned.
Winters, April 10.—A fire broke out
in the Occidental Hotel at 11:20 last night,
destroying that building and all of Trum
bull's two-story building. Tbe contents
of the hotel were insured and we're mostly
burned. The hotel building is insured
also. It is supposed a man named P. 11.
Ray was burned in the fire. Bones were
found which, Dr. Magill says, are human,
and Ray is missing. Tlie loss on the
hotel and contents is 88,000, insured for
Robb:-d by a Tramp.
Merced, April 10.—When Mrs. R. G.
Steele went into her kitchen yesterday
afternoon she found a man there who
said he was hungry. She led him and he
left. Shortly afterward she discovered
the house had been robbed, and notified
the ofiicers. Her sou, L. R. Steele, was
told of the robbery, and he went about a
mile from town to the "tramp hang-out"
and captured the robber, who confessed
as soon as confronted. He is now in jail.
They Blew Out the Gas.
Seattle (Wash.), April 10.—Sherman
Ball and A. CL Moore, two young men,
arrived from Eau Claire, Wis., last night
and took a room in the Seattle Hotel.
They blew out the gas on retiring, and
late this afternoon they were found in an
unconscious condition. The physician
thinks they will recover.
Conventions at Woodland.
Woodland. April 10.—The Democrats
and Republicans each hold a convention
to-night to nominate officers for the city
ticket. Much interest centers in the
choice of the convention, as it is possible
that bonds to the amount of $100,000 will
be voted for city improvements. The
election takes place next Monday.
Fishing Season Opened.
Astoria (Or.), April 10.—The fishing
season of 1891 opened on the Columbia
River to-day. The catch to-day was
light, many superstitious fishermen re
fusing to go out on Friday. As only a
small number of boats went out it is dif
ficult to make a comparison with the first
day's catch of last year.
Whitehead Back Again.
San Francisco, April 10.—Manager
Harris, of the San Francisco ball team,
has signed Milt Whitehead as pitcher and
general utility man. Whitehead was
with the Denver team last season, and
played with the Stockton and Sau Fran
cisco teams in l__.y.
La Grippe at Red Bluff.
Red Bluff, April 10.—La grippe is not
raging so violently as the past two weeks.
THE LATE P. T. BARNUM.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE PAY a
LAST TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD.
Ills WID Filed for Probate-Large
Sums Left to Charitable
Institutions.
Special to the Record-Union.
Huiugeport (Conn.), April 10.—Busi
ness is generally suspended here and
every citizen was given an opportunity
to pay his last respects to the late P. T.
Bantam. The South Congregational
Chorcta was crowded to suffocation, and
thousands unable to gain admission had
to content themselves with viewing the
funeral cortege as it passed through tho
streets from the house to the cemetery.
Tiie funeral services were simple, in ac
cordance with the wish of the deceased.
The exercises were conducted by Rev. L.
B. Fisher, and Rev. Dr. Collyer, of New
York, delivered a touching address. The
display of lloral pieces was beautiful.
They were too numerous to describe and
were contributed by friends from far and
near.
nAI-NTM's WILL FII.KD.
BBXDOBPOBT (Conn.), April 10.—The
Will of the late P. T. JBarnum was read at
Manmna immediately after the funeral.
The wealth of the great showman is esti
mated at over $5,000,000. He gives his
wife $100,000 absolutely and 140,000 an
nuity. He bequeathed to the First Uni
versalis! Church of this city $15,000 for
providing preaching and other services
recognized by the United States Con
vention, In conformity to the faith of
universalism. Ue bequeaths to Caroline
C. Thompson of New York 8100,000, and
Clinton M. Zeely, his grandson, $.'14,000.
In the same codicil he states that he
has no male heir named Barnum, and
provides tbat if Clinton H. Seeley will
change his name to Clinton Barnum
Seeley, he will give him $25,000 more.
The contract between Barnum and Ba.ley
shall be enforced, and three per cent, of
his share in the show is to be given to
Clinton Barnum Seeley. providing he
will devote sufficient time in the interest
of the show to carry it on successfully. If
the sum reaches over $10,000 a year, the
balance goes to the estate.
To Mrs. Henry Buchetelle, Denver,
Col., he gives 765 acres of valuable land
in Denver. To Treasurer Fish of the great
show is bequeathed two per cent, of the
profits, providing he remains attheend
of tive years, iv addition to his present
salary.
Tho residuary of the estate, after the
payments of bequests, is divided among
the children and grand-children.
To Tufts College he bequeaths $40,000.
Tothe l"niversalist societies and institu
tions, to hospitals and asylums in various
cities $30,0.10 is lefi.
Any contestant of the will is to be cut
off.
The last codicil, dated March 30, 1891,
provides that his executors shall com
plete the new historical and scientific
building in this city, the same to cost
$ 125,000.
SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, IS9I.
SWIFT JUSTICE.
A Murderer Taken From an Ohio
Jail and Hanged.
HE BEGGED FOR MERCY, WITHOUT I
AVAIL.
Tho Strike in the Coke Regions of|
Pennsylvania to bo Fought to the
Bitter End—An Enciueor-s Dis
obedience of Orders Cnuses a Seri
ous Collision Between a Passenger
and Freight Train.
Special to the Record-Union.
Kenton (O.), April 10.—A mob con
taining about one hundred men hanged
William Bales this morning. Tha men
aasembled about 1 o'clock. The side
door of the County Jail was battered in
and about seventy-live men entered.
Tbe Sheriff was overpowered, and Bales
was taken from the cell and hurried
across the road. A rope was put around
his neck, then thrown over a limb, and
Bales was pulled from his feet and left
banging. He begged piteously for mercy,
but the men were resolute.
The mob was an orderly one, and did
no further damage. Bales and two ac
complices, on the night of March 31st,
murdered Edward Harper, a policeman,
who was attempting to arrest Bales. 11 is
accomplices, Lake and Noel, were not
molested. Bales was not considered
strong mentally.
LABOR TROUBLES.
The Coke Strike to be Fought to the
Bitter End.
Scotti.ai.i. (Pa.), April 10.—It is now
certain that the coke strike will be fought
tothe bitter end. This was the unan
imous decision of to-day's strikers' con
vention.
Secretary Parker, in his report, re
viewed the situation at length, criticising
the operators severely for their actions in
an attempt to destroy the organization liy
posting up a sliding scale.
In the afternoon the convention was
addressed by several prominent leaders
who were present. National President
Rae touched on the eight-hour day, and
said all other miners in tbe United States
would be with the coke region strikers
on the Ist of May in this movement, and
then it would be recorded a national fight
instead of a local one. He assured them
of all possible financial support.
Resolutions were then adopted that the
delegates stand linn until a satisfactory
settlement be made.
The convention then adjourned till to
morrow.
The Frick Company report accessions
to their working force all along the line
but the Morewood force has diminished!
The labor bodies are holding an import
ant conference at the ScottdaTe House to
night, and mass-meetings are being held
elsewhere.
The strikers are jubilant to-night over
the report that Governor Pattison has
ordered the Eighteenth Regiment home
to-morrow. The Tenth will remain but
a few days. Captain Loar and his depu
ties have been released in bonds of $10,000
each.
A RAID AT OREENSP.URO.
Greensburg (Pa.), April 10.—At Whit
ney's works, near Lathrobe, this after
noon 200 strikers, accompanied by their
wives and children, made a raid on forty
five men at work. The clerks and office
employeslcanieout of the office with Win
chesters in their hands and drove the
raiders away. No ono was hurt.
CARPENTERS' STRIKE THREATENED.
PittsbDro, April 10.—It is definitely
determined that on May Ist 5,000 carpen
ters in the Pittsburg District of the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
of North America will cease work until
the builders concede the eight-hour de
mand.
RAILROAD COLLISION.
A Disobedience of Orders Causes a
Serious Accident.
Washington (la.), April 10.—A passen
ger and freight train collided eight miles
west of this city on the Rock Island road
to-day, because of the disobedience of
orders of the passenger engineer. Both
engines were wrecked, and several people
seriously injured. Engineer Norton, of
Eldon, and fireman Wilson, of Eldon
were seriously injured. F. W. Hope of
Birmingham, a postal clerk, was badly
bruised; E. J. Brown, a postal clerk, Mrs
Ballard, of Kingsley, Kan.; Charles Jud
kins, of Princeton, Minn.; and Rev.
Thomas, a colored preacher of this city'
received slight injuries.
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP SERVICE.
A New Lino to bo Established Which
Will be Strictly American.
New York, April 10.—President Gris
comeof the Inman Line is authority for
the statement that a strictly American
line of Atlantic steamships is to be estab
lished. It will consist of a fleet of thirty
vesisels to be manned by American sea
men. The line will compete with the old
French and English liners for transatlan
tic traffic. Two of these vessels will be
construct.*.! at once, it is stated, if the
postal authorities at Washington w*ill
assure a liberal postal subsidy. Each of
these ships will cost in the neighborhood
of $2,000,000. It is rumored at Philadel
phia that their contracts have already
been awarded to the Cramps. Tho ne»
vessels will register 10,500 tons gross.
They will be 5_7 feet in length, with 63
feet beam and 22 feet depth of hold. Their
engines will bo 2,500-horse-power.
Tlie Alton Officials Cheerful.
Chicago, April 10.—The Alton officials
are very cheerful in the face of the boy
cott. At a conference to-day they de
cided to stand by their declared policy.
They say that they have assurances from
four Eastern roads that their tickets
will continue on sale, besides there is a
large territory south and west in which
the paying of commissions is not prohib
ited, and the Alton's standing will be im
proved with the ticket agents in that
vicinity. It will have no trouble in con
tinuing to do business fn Indiana, Ohio
and Michigan, so in reality the boycott is
not so serious.
Severe Hall-Storm.
Springfield (Mo.), April 10. — The
severest hail-storm in ten years raged
here yesterday. Windows were broken
by the hundreds and hail-stones as large
as hen's eggs fell. Many persons received
severe bruises.
A cyclone is reported to have passed
over Nevada, Mo., and Sandoval, Kan.,
last night. Several buildings were blown
down. Nobody is reported killed.
Wholesale Poisoning of Children.
D.bois (Pa.), April 10.—Great excite
ment was caused in this town by the
almost wholesale poisoning of children
by eating wild parsnips. Some dozen or
more children playing in a vacant lot
found the roots and ate them in mistake
for true vegetables. Two have already
died in terrible convulsions.
Greensburg (Pa.), April 10.—Three
children of David Carroll died suddenly
this week under suspicious circum
stances. At the inqnest it was discovered
that poison had been given them. Two
other children are dying, and arrests will
probably follow.
Against the Railroad.
Helena (Mont.), April 10.— In the
United States Circuit Court an opinion
was handed down by Judge Knowles in
the case of Tho Northern Pacific Railroad
vs. C. W. Cannon ct al., involving title
to lands valued at over half a million
within the city limits of Helena, which
the railroad claimed as part of its land
grant. The decision virtually determines
the case in Cannon's favor.
Postal Changes.
Washington, April 10.—Charles D.
Calkins bas been commissioned Post
master at _______ Vista, San Diego County,
California.
R. A. Wright has been appointed Post
master at Farmers' Valley, McKean
County. Oregon.
M. Calliguu has boon appointed at
Barnard, Island County, Washington.
Intercom Incut al I .all way.
New York, April 10.—Tho steamship
Newport, which sailed to-day for Central
America, had among other passengers,
a surveying party of American engim ers,
who go to demonstrate the feasibility of
a railroad that is proposed to connect the
Cnited States with the South and Central
American republics. The party will be
gone two years.
A Lumber Finn Assigns.
I-ANoasti-R (Pa.), April 10.—I.aum
gardner, Ebennan A Co., coal and lnm
ber dealers, liave assigned. Tho liabili
ties are several hundred thousand dol
lars, Edwin Ebennan of the same firm
assigned Monday, with liabilities of
$-100,000.
Yon Der Ahe Sued.
St. Louis, April 10.—Mark Baldwin.
the Pittsburg League pitcher, wiii sue
President Yon Der Ahe for 820,000, alleg
ing malicious prosecution. The suils
brought against Baldwin by Yon Der
Abe were dismissed for want of prosecu
tion.
Declared Out of tho Race.
Nkw York, April 10.—The California
horse Take Notice, owned by L. U.
Shippee, has been declared out of the
Brooklyn Jockey Club handicap.
Secretary Proctor.
Chicago, April 10.—Secretary of War
Proctor arrived to-day from tlie West,
and after taking a look at Fort Sheridan
proceeded East
MISS ANNA DICKINSON.
THAT HER COMMITMENT WAS IR
REGULAR IS DENIED.
No Credence Put In the Story That She
Has Been Mistreated by
Her Sister.
Special to the Record-Union.
Philadelphia, April 10.—The story
that Anna Dickinson was a sane woman
when she was committed to the Danville
Insane Asylum, and that her commit
mitment was irregular; that the State
lunacy laws wero in her case flagrantly
violated, and that Philadelphia physicians
and officials were concerned in the in
justice done her, is officially and particu
larly denied here.
The letter which Miss Dickinson says
she sent to the Chairman and Secretary
of tho State Board of Charities—Doctors
Morton and Wetherill of this city—was
received by Dr. Wetherill, who visited
her immediately in company with the
attorney of the board, Mr. Barlow.
Dr. Wetherill to-day said: "We found
Miss Dickinson installed in the most
comfortable ward of the wholo institu
tion. Our interview* was necessarily
brief, because she declined to talk to us,
or at least would say very little. When
not actually talking to us, she walked
excitedly up and down the room, giving
utterance to incoherent words and
phrases, and acting exactly in the manner
insane people are accustomed to act.
Neither Mr. Barlow, Dr. Schultz nor
myself had tho slightest doubt that sho
was deranged."
"From a perusal of her story and from
a knowledge of her case, do you think
she is entirely sane now?"
"Speaking from what I saw of her only,
I will say that it is very probable she is
insane at the present time. Dr. Seward
of New York vouches for the opposite
view of the case, and in the absence of
another examination of Miss Dickinson
I cannot speak positively of her con
dition."
A VICTIM OF BASELESS DELUSION.
Chicago, April 10.—Miss Frances E.
Willard, President of the National
Women's Christian Temperance Union,
said to-day that she did not know what to
make of the report in regard to the unjust
incarceration of Anna Dickinson. She
does know that, of her own knowledge,
Susan Dickinson has been a most gen
' erous, faithful and loving sister. She has
always been regarded as a most consci
entious, high-minded Christian woman.
Miss Willard could not believe that Su
san Dickinson was capable of the base
conduct attributed to her, and does not
see what she could hope to gain by such
a course.
The plan for the fund which is being
raised is that it should be placed in the
hands of trustees, only the interest to be
paid to Anna Dickinson, and that it shall
be kept as a permanent fund for the pur
}iose of aiding any woman who has given
ter life to the pnblicand is no longer able
to care for herself.
Miss Willard has two letters of a recent
date from Susan Dickinson, in one of
which she speaks of Anna having sud
denly and violently turned against her
as is usual in such cases. Miss Willard
thinks Auna Dickinson is the victim of a
baseless delusion.
MISS SUSAN DICKINSON.
Scranton, (Pa.), April 10.-Miss Susan
Dickinson was in this city to-day in con
sultation with friends relative to the
statements made by her sister to a re
porter in New York. Miss Dickinson
said she had telegraphed Dr. Seward that
he would be held in damages for the in
jury he is doing her sister's mind, con
firming her delusion, and also that
friends in West Pittston and vicinity will
testify that she has devoted her life for
years to the welfare and interests of
Anna.
She answers all charges made against
her by Anna, and says the latter has
been demented for some time, but it was
only when she became violent that siie
concluded to have her placed in an
asylum. She says Anna was not roughly
treated.
In conclusion, Susan says she sees now
that her friends told her truly when they
said she was foolish to devote her life to
Anna. Hereafter Anna must find faithful
servants wherever she can.
Miss Susan does no explain why, when
the Scranton Republican first gave to the
world the story of her sister's insanity
she sent a strongly worded denial of it to
every paper in this region, claiming that
the report was a cruel outrage.
The thinnest and at the same time one
of the toughest leathers tanned is a frog
skin.
IRISH LAND BILL.
The Measure Rushed Through in
Its First Stages,
BALFOUR USES THE CLOSURE RULE
TO ABRIDGE DEBATE.
Tho Radical-, at Labor Men jers of
tho Conn; Greatly T*ic ns_e<* I
the Appointments M .de on
Royal Labor Commission — . ;i< y
_______ That They Were Appointed
in the Interest of Capital.
Special to the Record-Union.
London, April 10.—The Government
having succeeded in rushing the Irish
Land bill throagh tiie first stages, when
tho Irish party wire fighting on the ques
tion of leadership, shows a determination
to follow a similar policy with the bill in
committee. Balfour's action in using the
weapon of closure to abridge the debate
on the first clause is as tyrannical an ap
plication as the present Government has
given.
«■ rladstone held a conference to-day with
several McCarthyitos, on the line of op
position, and the result of the meeting
promises to restore concerted action
among the opposition, instead of every
man lighting on bis individual responsi
bility. Summed up, the Libera] amend
ments, upon which the straggle will pro
ceed Tor several weeks to come, include
opposition to the use of local funds as
guarantees for loans, and an objection to
the tenants' insurance fund, and the pro
posal to levy the amount of any defici
ency in the county rates, and to the ex
clusion of grazing farms from the opera
tion of the measure. None of these
amendments are acceptable to the Gov
ernment, and after much talk each will
be defeated in turn.
A close scrutiny of the personnel of
the labor commission confirms the belief
that the Government does not intend to
permit hazardous questions as to the
basis of reflations of labor and capital to
be considered. Roughly classified, capi
tal has fourteen representatives and labor
thirteen. .The Radicals and labor mem
bers of the Commons complain that
the list contains only six genuine labor
representatives, as against eleven large
employers, while the sympathies of the
other members are all on the side of can
ital. y
The notable omission of the agricult
ural troubles and the absence of allusion
in the terms of reference to the land
question stamps the commission as the
creation of a cabinet of landlords. What
ever work is done will apply to immedi
ate remedial legislation of a practical
character.
Mr. Shaw is unwilling to re-enter Par
liament, even with the chance of resum
ing the leadership of the anti-Pamellites.
The struggle is too much embittered.
The canard involving M iss < >\shea and
Parnell has ceased to be heard. Parnell
comes to the Commons direct from Brigh
ton. Captain O'Shea continues to reside
at the West End of Brighton, and Mrs.
O'Shea is still at the West Bad, which is
now known as the "Fire-Escape Ter
race." She drives out with Parnell.
Gladstone having been privately asked
for a statement in reply to Parnell's
charge that Gladstone gave an inverview
to American dynamiters at Hawarden,
he says his denial alone ought to suffice.
In the Commons to-day,'on the Irish
land bill, Labouchere moved to omit the
word "guaranteed" from the clause pro
posing advances to be made by the issue
of guaranteed land stock equal in nomi
nal amount to the sum advanced. He
denounced the scope and principle of the
bill. A long debate followed, participated
in by Balfour, Gladstone, Timothy
Healey and others. Balfour moved the
closure, which was carried, aud Labou
chere's motion rejected.
ROYAL LABOR COMMISSION.
The Speaker Questioned About tho
Omission of Davitt's Name.
London, April 10.—William Henry
Smith, the First Lord of the Treasury,
announced in the Commons to-day that
the following gentlemen were appointed
members of the Royal Labor Commis
sion: Marquis of Hartington (Liberal
Unionist), Earl Derby (Liberal Unionist),
Sir Michael Hicks Beach (Conservative),
Sir John E. Gorst (Conservative). Hon.
A. J. Mundella (Liberal), Sir Robert N.
Fowler (Conservative), Hon. Leonard H.
Courtney (Liberal Unionist), Sir Edward
J. Hartland (Conservative), W. Germald
Balfour (Conservative), Jesse Collings
(Liberal Unionist), Thomas Burt (Lib
eral), William Abraham (Liberal), Pro
fessor Marshall, Sir W. Lewis, Mr.
Ismay, David Dale, George Livesey Tun
stall, Samuel Plimsoll, Mr. Madstry,
Thomas Mann, E. Drew, Mr. Hewitt,
Mr. Tait, Mr. Austin and Sir Frederick
Pollock.
When the announcement of the compo
sition of the Royal Labor Commission
was made Justin McCarthy moved to ad
journ in order that he might call atten
tion to the omission of Michael Davitt's
name from the list of those Avho com-
Eosed tho Commission. McCarthy said
c wished to know what reasons there
were for omittimr Davitt's name.
The Speaker refused to allow the mo
tion to be put.
Tho Manipur Massacre.
Simla, April 10.—It now transpires that
it was the Commander-in-Chief of the
Manipur forces who was killed in the
engagement between Lieutenant Grant's
forces and the lorce of Manipuris, re
ferred to in yesterday's dispatches, and
not the usurping Rajah. The latter, ac
cording to a letter received by the Viceroy
of India, was executed by the loyalists
alter the massacre of the British forces at
Manipur.
European Situation.
Berlin, April 10.— Notwithstanding
denials irom various quarters the po
litical situation of Europe is of a threaten
ing character. Reports reach here that
France continues its military activity and
is .making preparations to mobilize her
army on the German frontier.
Gold for Russia.
London, April 10.—Two hundred thou
sand pounds of gold have been with
drawn from the Bank of England for
export to Russia, and further withdraw
als are expected.
Grippe Anions; the British Soldiers.
London. April 10.—Two hundred cases
of la grippe are reported on the troop
ship Himalaya, just arrived at Plymouth.
WORLD'S FAIR.
M.s* Phcebo Couzens Still Holds the
Fort at Headquarters.
Chicago, April 10.—Miss Phoebe Couz
ens, Secretary of the Board of Lady Man
agers, still holds the fort at the World's
Fair headquarters, determined to assert
her rights as Secretary of the Excutive
Committee, to which place said commit
tee elected Miss Cook the other day.
Miss Couzens says she - has received
telegrams from many lady commission
ers, taking sides with her.
A local paper says that differences have
for a long time existed between the 1 -"res
dent, Mrs. Palmer, and Secretary Couz
ens. The latter it is said, has upon sev
eral Occasions refused to sign communi
cations unless the pronoun "we" was
used, referring to herself and the Presi
dent. Mrs. Palmer, it is reported, has
stated to friends, talking of Miss Couzens,
"I cannot quarrel with' her, ami can only
close the door in her face."
Tliis trouble is viewed seriously by cer
tain World's Fair Officials. Should'Miss
Couzens make a legal fight, as has been
threatened, it will seriously injure the In
fluence for good of the board, or should
the courts decide in her favor, thus nulli
fying the Executive Committee's acts, it
would practically result in disbanding
the board, and cause no end of trouble.
mve stock display.
Chicago. April 10.—The Executive
Committee of the National Live Stock
Association has outlined tho basis of the
apportionment of cash prizes for live
stock, 42 per cent, for breeding rings for
horses, 25 for cattle, 15 for swine, 12 fox
sheep and 0 per cent, for poultry and pet
Stocks. Ono hundred thousand dollars
arc set aside in a published classification
for premiums on rings and the remaining
SoO.OOO for prizes for individual animals
on the same basis. The committee rec
ommends to the managers of the World's
Fair to make provision for a State ex
hibition of live stock, and that a pro
gramme be so arranged as to make it ■
continuous and interesting display of live
stock. Breeders of farm animals aro re
quested to take the necessary steps to en
list the co-operation of tho respective
staie Hoards of Agriculture aud the
Legislatures.
NKW 11 ..MI'SIITI-E'S ATPUOPRTATION.
Co_vc___d (N. H.), April 10.—The Sen
ate lias passed a bill appropriating 925,000
for the representation of the-State at the
Columbian Exposition.
POLITICAL WORLD.
EFFECTS OF SILVER LEGISLATION
ON TIIE NEXT ELECTION.
The Canvassing of the Returns of tho
Chicago Eleetlon Posti*oiied
Until To-Day.
Special to the Record-Union.
WaskTWOTON, April 10.—A Star re
porter bad a talk to-day with Representa
tive Hermann of Oregon, who is still in
Washington to clear up his business
atlairs.
"I do not think," he said, "that the
defeat of the free coinage bill is going to
hurt the Republicans particularly, for
the reason that the Democrats of the East,
particularly Cleveland, are opposed to
tho measure. I think tho influence of
tho Cleveland letter is going to be far
reaching; that it will have an eflect upon
the policy of tho Democratic party, and
will give a general tendency toward con
servatism on this question. I do not
think the Democrats can take a very
Btrong position on silver in their plat
form in the face of that letter."'
"Then will there be a third party candi
date in the field?"
"Undoubtedly, and, of course, that will
be a very serious matter in tbe Western
Republican States. I have no doubt that
the thing is vpry carefully and very
shrewdly planned. I see that Polk,
President of the Farmers' Alliance, is
talking about a third party. I guess he
knows very well that the Democrats of
the South will not be taken out of their
party by such a movement, and that a
third party vote in the national election
will be largely in the Western Republi
can States. There is some one pulling
the wires in this business in the interest
of the Democrats."
"How about the Republican nomina
tion?"
"That is a hard question to answer. Tf
this little man in Ohio (MeKinlev) gets
elected Governor of that State, it will give
him a big lift and make him a
strong candidate before the convention,
but Blame is a very strong man, and 1
would not be surprised if he would get
the nomination, if he will take it. Thero
is, I tliink, a stronger Blaino sentiment
in the country now than there ever was
before. All through the West his efforts
to get the farmers a market for their bar
rel of pork and their bushel of wheat
have made him strong, and in my section
it goes back further than that. All along
the Pacific coast he is popular on account
of his position with relation to Chinese
immigration. I think he will have it,
and when the movement for him starts it
will go with a rush. Every one will have
to stand aside."
THE CHICAGO ELECTION.
Chicago, April 10.—Owing to the ab
sence of attorney Sugg the Board of Elec
tion Commissioners postponed the can
vass to-day until to-morrow morning.
Both Republicans and Democrats con
tinue to charge each other with fraud in
a more of less definite way. Colonel
Nye, Chairman of the Republican Cam
paign Committee, accompanied by State's
Attorney Longonecker, to-day applied lo
Judge Tuthill for a bench warrant for the
arrest of Dennis Sheehan, a Democratic
Judge of Election, who is said to have
broken open a ballot-box after the polls
had closer! on election day. The Judge
at once signed the warrant and it was
given to a Deputy Sheriff to serve.
Ex-Mayor Harrison has joined forces
with the Republicans in the fight against
Cregier before the election board. He
talked vigorously about the frauds per
petrated by tho Cregier forces, and says
he will subscribe liberally to ferret out
the alleged frauds and punish the peipe- »
trators.
THE SEAL PROBLEM.
Tactics to be Employed for Settlement
of tho Dispute.
Washington, April 10.—The Evening
Star says it looks very much as though
there would be a conference between the
United States and Canada on several top
ics about the middle of next Oc
tober. October 12th has been agreed
upon as the date for a talk on the trade
relations, and Blame, it is understood,
has determined to utilize the anxiety on
the part of the Canadian administration
for reciprocal arrangements to good ad
vantage in bringing the Behring Sea
problem to an issue.
It is believed the Secretary will bring
the representatives of England to a di
lemma of either abandoning the question
of reciprocity, or making some sort of
advance towards the settlement of the
seal problem. Pauncefoto is understood
to be using his good offices with the home
Government.
New York, April 10.—The Post adds
the following this afternoon to its former
reward regarding Behring Sea affairs
One hundred dollars will also be paid at
this oifice for a properly authenticated
copy of a letter of instruction from the
Department of Justice at Washington
issued before March 4, 1889, to the United
States District Attorney at Sitka, and re
quiring him to prosecute for forfeiture in
the court a British vessel seized by a
revenue cutter for killing fur seals in'the
Behring Sea more than three miles from
any land.
Manipuri Natives Repulsed.
London, April 10.—A dispatch from tho
Viceroy of India confirms the news that
Lieutenant Grant, on April 6th, repulsed
4,000 Manipuri natives armed with guns.
Fourteen British were killed and twenty
seven were wounded,
WHOLE NO. 15,440.
THE ITALIAN DIFFICULTY.
Secretary Blame Prepares Another
Answer to Rudini.
THE CONTENTS OP THE LETTER NOT
YET MADE PUBLIC.
Italy's Cabinet Said to be Deeply Hurt
hy tho Comment of American
Papers on tho Action Taken by the
Italian Government in Relation to
tho Xow Orleans Episode.
Special to the Recouo-Uniox.
Washington, April io.-It is known
hero that Secretary Ulaine has prepared
an answer to the message of Premier Ru-
Uini. The fact of the preparation of Sec
retary Blame's reply is not only well
''"-lei-stood, but it is staf-d, moreover,
that the secretary's letter was submitted
to he President and Cabinet and found
to be satisfactory.
In view of these circumstances it is as
serted with considerable confidence that
the letter of Secretary Blame has already
been sent to Marquis Rudini. though
■a bother it was communicated by mail or
telegraph is not known. If the former
method wero adopted the Italian Pre
mier, it is believed, was apprised of the
tact.
B b suggested, also, that it is very prob
•->•!•; that intimations have been conveyed
ot the desirability of conducting diplo
tries with less publicity. For these
slDle that to-day's rumor can be correct.
on^i)-d lneirV ] 'iltU, m ,I>uld secured in
Offl< ial Circles here to-night relative to
the report from Rome that Italy wo,,id
Hose all d.rect dipiomatie intereouso
with the I nited States unless a re, ly wS
Priani 0: * V le last *******
itaiianTn,^:!;;;: 1 on the *** ss
tL_>hv»Ko,T' ,iis l,:»t<>-' was shown to both
the Prudent and Secretary Blame to
night, and each returned word that they
had nothing to say OO the subject There
ZlfSW tton to the
report in othcial circles.
ITALIAN BLOOD JtoILIV..
Rome, April 10.—The Rudini Cabinet
is deeply hurt by the American eon en
on the Italian difficulty, and there is
consequently a revulsion of feeling in
It\? r *x aggressive measures. It is said
M,reorfvedfron- »w edi
,cL-.™.Lf l mU America
packages o American papers containing
Pictnresridieoling hiN M '.jestv and n „
11 lingthe power and dignity of Ita Iv.
One picture in particular, representing
ir-Vii.., n.Y ls ? „unik<-'y< B»ve great offense.
th „" ™__t__s_i 1S "ffU,U boilil >^ and some
few days 12 " antici l'-Ut'(l within a
ITALY'S TURK AT.
__h?v£s*£P2 l0'~U is reported that if
S__J ,{** Stf t? <;<'V-'rMmen! does not
answer Marquis Imperial!'a note by to
morrow Porter, the American Minister
te^h^T^,* o**?0**?* 1 t0 **'-*ye Italy and
tlie .\ hole Italian Legation at Washiii—
~.l_wl • ° r l ecalh>a *-<-d Uw Italian inteT'
ests lett in charge of tho British Minister
MIX IST Kit FAVA.
JS&w^f ■ AJ» r».10.--Baron Fava, tho
recalled Italian Minister, left his hotel
to-night for the steamer La Gaseogue,
and leaves lor home to-morrow.
MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE.
Anxiety Felt for the Whereabouts of
George Huffschmldt.
San Francisco, April 10.-George
Hufischmidt, son of Frederick Hufl
schmidt one of,the oldest furniture deal
ers in this city, is missing. For moro
than a year George Hufischmidt has been
estranged from the family, owing to a
trivial quarrel with one of his brothers.
Up to October, 1889 he was a member of
the firm of P. Hutl'schmidt t _ Sons, and
when he married, in August, 1880 his
father tarnished a house for him A
quarrel with his brother Henry followed
and George, despite his father's pleadings!
withdrew from the firm. Sinco that timo
he has been doing little or no work, aud
seeming indifferent as to the future
Five or six weeks asjo he went to
Sacramento, his wife returning to her
mother's house. He was seen around
Sacramento for several weeks, but sud
denly disappeared over a week ago, since
when, although the police have diligently
searched for him, no trace of the voun..
man has beon found.
His father thinks his son's mind is de
ranged from excessive cigarette smok
ing, aud fears that while temporarily in
sane he has come to harm.
The young man's lather and mother
are now in Sacraiiionto assisting in the
search for him, and the father, who has
made several trips to tho capital during
the week, will return in a day or two and
remain until his boy is found.
George Hufischmidt is a well-known
Native Son, being a membor of California
Parlor of this city, and is said to havo
been an exceptionally bright business
mau.
FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Tlie Kansas Association to Take Hold
of a Railroad Scheme.
Kansas City, April io.— Since the
Farmers' Alliance have taken hold of
affairs in Kansas many surprising things
have been done, but the most unique and
daring plan that lias yet beon evolved by
that body is a reported scheme to build a
trunk line across the State. It is expected
that this proposition will bo made tho
issue of tho next political fight in Kan
sas by the Alliance. The plan is for tho
SUite goverment to construct a trunk lino
about 300 miles long, and for the counties
to build a net work of branches that will
touch every important point in the State.
President McGrath, of the Kansas Alli
ance, wheu asked about tbe plan was
very reticent, but admitted that the
scheme was under consideration by tho
Alliance.
Several railway men were interviewed
concerning the farmers' scheme. They
regarded it as wholly impracticable aud
visionary.
Terrible Effects of an Explosion.
Zanzibar, April 10.—An explosion oc
curred to-day iv the powder magazine
adjoining the Sultan's palace. Thirteen
wero killed and twenty wounded.
General Pike's Funeral.
Washington, April 10.—The funeral
of the late Albert Pike took placo to-day.
and at tlie request of the dead Mason was
marked by simplicity.
Game Postponed.
San Francisco, April 10.—The game
at Oakland to-day between San FranciscO
and Sacramento was postponed on ac
count of rain.
Lenten Diversions—Strict Rector—"My
dear, I am astonised to hear that you
went to the theater during Lent." Young
Lady—"lt isn't wicked to talk during
Lent, is it?" Of course not, but you
went to a play." "I went witli a theater
party, and we paid no attention to*U_e
play."— New York Weekly.

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