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te Democratic Convention to be
Held There on June 21st
The Decision Reached After a I^one,
Tedious and Exciting Contest—San <
FTMkOtSOO Gets a Complimentary ,
Vote—Chlcaeo Finally Settled Upon
as a Compromise Between the
Clevoland-llill Factions.
Special 1o the Rkcord-Uniojt.
vVashtxgtoh, Jan. 21.— Chicago -will
entertain the next National Democratic
< invention. It will be held in the Lake
t ity on June 21st, just two weeks after
the National Republican Convention
i u-fts at Minneapolis! This was decided
1 y tho National Democratic Committee
filer a long and tedious afternoon of
■ ch-making by the representatives of
the several aspiring cities. The excite
j jent toward the last of the balloting was
use. The great hotel was densely
j>acked with an eager, excited throng of
.' talesmen, politicians, Federal office
holders and nress men. A <-orps of mes
sengers were constantly running to and j
lr<> between the hotel and telegraph j
offices with bulletins on each ballot. To !
the surprise of everybody San Fran
iisco's vote jumped to fifteen. The great
crowd shonted out "San Francisco will!
v in," and some of the Californians were
almost overcome with joy. Jiut this
vote did not surprise the well-informed.
It was known that complimentary votes
were being cast for each of the cities in
turn. Even i)es Moines secured seven
teen votes at one time, ami Indianapolis
lot twenty-two. The fact that San Fran
cisco dropped out after that shows that
her vote was merely a compliment, and
v,:;s by a prearranged program inc.
Just before the last ballot the New York
politician, Burke Cohran. came hurriedly
cut of the chamber where the committee
a. as balloting in secret session, and
mounting the stairs, made his way to
{senator i>a\id IS. Bill's private room.
Presently Mr. Cochran was seen hurry
ing back t<> the committee chamber, and '
on tiie next ballot Chicago won.
When Mr. Tarpey of California came
cat after the meeting had adjourned he
irnered by a group ot eorrespoud
ents, to whom he hastily gave this story:
"The first to change to Chicago were the
Texas and State of Washington eommit
teemen, who h;id been voting for Mil
waukee. Burke Cochran, who had been
voting lor New \ ork <ky, also changed
: bout this time. Gorman and Brice also
< banged to Chicago toward the last of the
balloting. Noj Ido not conceive this re
sult being a HiH victory. I think itisa
good compromise. Chicago is a good
j.iace for the convention. Did you notice
what a groat fight San Francisco made.
: Ithougfa she was BO 'ate on tbe ground?
j toll you the sentiment is growing
stronger for San Francisco every year,
: :)d 1 fully expect that we will secure tho
j democratic < Convention iv 1896."
Representative Geary of California
s-aid: "If the San Francisco delegation
Lad come on here and had come early I
c that she would have secured the
< :i vention."
It is well known that the llill crowd
wore working for Cincinnati. This Le
camo manifest late this afternoon. It
was also apparent that the Cleveland arid
Roger Q» Mills crowd were for Milwau
kee. The Hill committee men succeeded
in beating Milwaukee, but could not
unite to carry their point and take it to
Cincinnati. Chicago was the compro
Alter the result bad been announced
ihe Milwaukee people, instead of feeling
blue over their defeat, formed a line 50 or
100 strong and marched through the
building shouting at the top of their
voices, "Cleveland! <;rover Cleveland!"
They paraded through the corridors, up
I tain and down stairs, and their cry was
taken up and shouted all over the great
"Tne National Committee may be for
Hill," said a Cleveland supporter, "but
the people of the country are for Grover
The speeches to-day by the representa
tives of respective cities did not compare
favorably with those before the Repub
lican committee meeting. This was re
marked by Democrats and Republicans
alike. The California speakers, Messrs.
Tarpey and Coleman, acquitted them
selves well enough, as did senator Vest
and Mayor Peak, but the other addresses
were !'iit indifferent successes.
Promptly at noon the committee was
called t<> order. The call of the roll
: bowed that the various Slates and Terri
tories were all represented. The commit
tee wt nt Into secret session for the pur
pose of settling all questions of proxies
and contests.
The Montana contest was settle! by de
claring C. M. Broadwater the regularly
accredited committeeman from tbatState,
1 uit Mitchell, his contestant was allowed
the privilege of participating with him in
committee unties, while in session. At
the meeting of the committee the lat
ter was allowed no vote, the right to vote
".cinsr accorded to Lyman, proxy of
Broadwater. When Pennsylvania was
reached Kerr, who was appointed by
Srice to succeed Scott, deceased, resigned
whatever claims he may have had to rep
resent that State, and the committeeman
appointed by the Pennsylvania Demo
cratic State Committee was declared tbo
-sur of Scott.
Tuesday, June 21st, was selected as the
date for holding the convention.
A recess was then taken.
At 4 o'clock the committee was again
called to order, and the roll of cities called.
Hon. William icanisey opened the
!-peech-inakhi£ for Cincinnati, ureinsr
the selection of that city. Uespoke of
the conveniences, railway facilities, ate,
j>nd said the selection would be of great
political advantage. <>hio is to-day, as
or years, a Democratic state, said he,'
and if you will give us a good platform ;
and a good candidate we will pledge the
electoral vote ofOhio in l^!1^. The people
of that Slate are being educated upon the
subject of the taring and are joining the
party by thousands. Ex-Congressman
rbllett also spoke for Cincinnati.
The claims of Detroit were first pre
cnud by ex-Congressman Maybury. I
Two yean-ago they redeemed Michigan
to the Democratic party by uot only
electing a Governor but ji Legislature
Democratic in both branches, 'ihey had
adopted a system by which the i'reM
deutial electors of Michigan will bo
elected by district-, and the President,
on thai system, will represent what ho
ought to represent, the Lower House
of Congress in this country. Thus,
"wherever you go for your candidate,
we will brin'}x you eight electoral votes.
But it" you come to our city, we will
:jrii!sr you every electoral vote ol the
State i >i r Michigan." Congressman Chip
man also spoke for Detroit.
Indianapolis was represented by United
States Senator Turpie. He said the city
had twenty-eight hotels, with accommo
dations for -O,ix*) guests. Then there are
rast accommodations for I
and boarding-house accommodations for
21,000 more. The facilities for the press
would be unsurpassed. Chairman Jewett
of the Indiaua State Central Committee
followed the Senator. Indiana, he said,
is a close and debatable ground, and they
want the encouragement of the conven
tion. They propose to carry the Mate, if
possible, but the convention would en
courage and uplift the Democrats.
The claims of Kansas City were first
presented by Mr. Putnam, who said with
the exception of New York and Chicago,
th.-re wa< not a city in the United States
that enjoyed the facilities Kansas City
enjoyed to enable the representatives of
the Democracy to assemble. The hotels
were amply able to accommodate all, a
convention building would be erected,
and, if required, according to plans ap
proved by the committee.
Senator Vest also spoke for Kansas
City. New York, he said, did not need
this convention, and should not have it.
N«w York was too great financially,
numerically and politically to need the
aid of any convention, and besides, New
x> <>rk had Tammany, and Tammany was
larger than any convention. Tammany
ha.l no division about the platform or
candidate. [Laughter.] Chicago did not
need the convention, and should not
have it, nor should it go to Milwaukee.
St. Paul should not ask for it. One of
tho charges made by the Republicans was
that the Democratic party camped one
year where the Republicans camped a
year before, and it was time the Demo
crats should follow their own policy.
M il waukee's claims were first advanced
by Governor Peck of Wisconsin. He
came from a State where Democracy had
been walked upon for forty years, that
he knew of. But things were different
now. There was not a Republican in
Wisconsin's Capitol building, from dome
to basement, except one colored man, and
he was kept for luck. [Laughter.] Mayor
Somersof 1 Milwaukee and Mr. Donnelly
of Wisconsin also spoke for the Cream
The claims of New York were pre
sented by James Breslin, Comptroller
Myers and Colonel John R. Fallows.
M. F. Tarpey of California spoke for
San Francisco, portraying the advantages
which would accrue from the selection of
that city, and was followed by James Y.
Coleman, who spoke in the same vein.
If there wan to be a campaign of educa
tion, said he, it must be a campaign of
enthusiasm. Let the convention come to
California, and a lesson will be taught to
the boys now growing up who wanted to
be Democrats.
Hon. T. W. Lawler of St. Paul was the
first speaker on behalf of that city and
caused a teiegrant to be read, signed
jointly by the Mayors of St. Paul and
Minneapolis, making every requisite
pledge for the accommodation of the con
vention and the entertainment of the
i>x-Congressman Arlson also spoke
for St. Paul saying: "The Democracy of
the great Northwest had been overlooked
by the Democracy of the Nation long
enough. There is an Alliance move
ment in the Northwest. Eliminate a ime
of its characters and the Alliance is bat a
protest against Republican misrule.
From the Alliance ranks is being re
cruited our party. If the Democratic
ranks are to be recruited it must be from
the Northwest."
This closed the arguments of cities,
and a recess was taken until 9 p. M,,wh<ri
balloting began, which resulted in the
convention going to Chicago. The ballots
were as follows:
First—New York 5, Milwaukee 8, San
Francisco 8, Cincinnati 3, Detroit 2. St.
Paul 7, Indianapolis, Kansas City L 3,
Chicago 1.
Second—New York 4, St. Paul 7, Cin
cinnati 1, San Francisco 8, Detroit 2, Mil
waukee 10, Chicago 2, Kansas City 12,
Indianapolis S.
Third—Milwaukee 10, New York 1,
Cincinnati 3, St. Paul 9, Detroit 1, San
Francisco 15, Indianapolis 2, Kansas City
5, Chicago 3.
Fourth—New York 1, St. Paul 13, Cin
cinnati G, San Francisco 'l, Detroit .'{, Mil
waukee 8, Chicago 3, Indianapolis 7,
Kansas City ti.
Fifth—New York 4, St. Paul 8, Cincin
nati 11, Detroit 1, Milwaukee 10, Chicago
3, Indianapolis 2, Kansas City 10, San
Francisco 4.
Sixth—New York 3, St. Paul 6, Cincin
nati J, Detroit IS, Milwaukee 8, Chicago
2, Indianapolis 3, Kansas City 6.
Seventh —Milwaukee 9, New York 3,
Kansas City 7, Si. Paul 4, Indianapolis 1,
Detroit 1, Cincinnati 2, Chicago 5, Dcs
Moines 17.
Eighth—Milwaukee !>. St. Paul 5, Cin
cinnati 1, Indianapolis 22, Kansas City 5,
Detroit 1, Chicago 3, Now York 1.
Ninth—New York 10, St. Paul <>, Cin
cinnati 1, Detroit 1, Milwaukee 20. Chi
cago 4, Indianapolis 1, Kansas City 6.
Tenth—Milwaukee 18, New York 1, St.
Pauls, Cincinnati 1, Indianapolis 1, Chi
cago IS, Kansas City 7, Detroit 1.
Eleventh—New York 1, St. Paul G, De
troit 1, Milwaukee 22, Chicago 15, Indian
apolis 1, Kansas City 0.
Twelfth -New York 1, St. Paul 6, De
troit 1, Milwaukee 20, Chicago 17, Kansas
City .'5. Indianapolis 1.
Thirteenth—Milwaukee 21, St. Paul 5,
Indianapolis 1, Chicago 17, Kansas City 4,
Detroit 1.
Fourteenth—St. Paul 3, Detroit 1, Mil
waukee 21, Chicago 22, Kansas City 2.
Fifteenth—Detroit 1, Kansas City 2,
Milwaukee 18, St. Paul 1, Chicago 27.
< >n motion of Mitchell of Wisconsin the
vote was made unanimous.
The resignation of Committeeman
Mitchell of Wisconsin was accepted, and
the committee adjourned to meet in Chi
cago on June 21st.
Nothing New in the Mar Situation at
Washington, Jan. 21. — Secretary
Tracy received a formal call from the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
during the morning. Though Chilean
matters may have been actively dis
cussed, the visit was not made for that
A member of the committee subse
quently said the visit was a purely social
one. There was some talk between the
Secretary and his visitors concerning the
personnel of the |navy and the stagnation
in promotions among the officers. When
asked whether the question of the condi
tion of the navy in connection with the
pending Chilean troubles was broached
the member evaded the question by sug
gesting that such a subject would be more
properly considered by a call from the
Secretary on the committee. The mem
ber gave the impression that Chilean
affairs formed a very small part, if any
portion, of the conversation between the
Secretary and the committee.
No information has yet been received
by the Navy Department that the York
town has actually sailed from Valparaiso
for Callao, although Commander Evans
cabled it was his intention to sail day be
fore yesterday.
Washington, Jan. 21.—The question
of peace or war is trembling in the bal
ance to-night and a settlement is almost
certainly to come within three days. It
is generally believed now among the best
informed that Chile will make the United
States a decisive answer very shortly.
Of course the character of that decision
canuot be foretold, but if it be in the form
of an apology and an announcement of a
desire to make reparation, both must be
entirely satisfactory to the administra
tion, or preparations for war will not be
discontinued in this country.
A Cabinet Minister discussed the situa
tion to-night, and gave what he believed
to be Chile's reasons for delay. He said
the party in power there was obliged to
move slowly, in order not to antagonize
their opponents, and had been obliged to
consider three points. These are the de
mands for protection made by the refu
gees, Matta's offensive note and the as
sault upon the Baltimore's sailors.
British Schooner Wrecked.
Lewes (Del.), Jan. 21.—The British
schooner Mary Roberts of Cape Breton is
wrecked in the harbor here. Her crew
reached shore in safety, except William
Laudry, who died from injuries received.
The Most Pleasurable of the Field I
Trials at Bakersiield.
The Monterey's Big Gnn Arrives Safely
at San Francisco—Gas Treatment
Proves Sure Death to tho Scale-
Fatal Shootlnu at Point Reyes—Ter
rible Treatment of a Young Girl in
Special to the Recort>-Uxiox.
Bakjkrsfield, Jan. 21. —This was the
fourth day of the field trials, and was tho
most pleasurable one thus far. It was a
ladies'day, and a large number of citi
zens escorted their wives, daughters, sis
ters, sweethearts, etc., to the field to wit
ness the work of the dogs. The weather
was delightful, except that it was un
comfortably warm in the middle of the
day for all who walked after the dogs.
The work to-day was over the ground
used on the first two days. Birds were
found in great numbers, and some grand
work was done early in the day and late
in the afternoon. The rest of tho time
the air was warm and the ground and
cover so devoid of moisture that the
birds gave out very little scent, thus
banting the efforts of the keenest-nosed
dogs to locate them in the low sagebrush.
The birds also seemed restless, and the
small army of noisy spectators in car
riages, on horseback and on foot, tramp
ing over the ground close behind the
dogs, kept the birds running away and
dodging under the cover. I'nder the cir
cumstances the work of the dogs was
commendable, and the fact was estab
lished that California can boast of
having some dogs equal to the best in the
The first heat in the all-age stako was
between Thomas Higgs' orange and
white Laverick setter, Lady Trippo, and
Post and Harper's orange Belion Llew
ellyn setter, Pelbam. The former was
handled by Allender and the latter by
Dodge. Trippo is a recent importation i
from t anada. She is a grand worker. !
pointing bird after bird in quick succes
sion, and winning the heat in fifteen
minutes. Pelham is also a grand little
dog, quartering and working the ground
in fine shape, but Lady Trippo out
classed him.
The second heat was between J. A.
Uussford's lemon and white pointer,
Nick \\\, and Post and Harper's lemon
Helton Llewellyn setter, Petrouella. The
former was handled by DeMott and the
latter by Dodge. Excellent work was
done by both dogs, the pointer, however,
having the best of it, ana he won after an
hour's run, although his work was not
up to what ho is capable of. He was
hunted hard yesterday and was lame.
The third heat was bet wren .1. B. Wat
son's black pointer Black .Joe 11., han
dled by Allender, and T. J. Wataonla
black, white and tan English setter Star
light, handled by DeMott. It lasted
lifty minutes, and was won by the
pointer. Many points nnd back-* were
made during the heat.
After lunch W. 11. Shoddy's black,
white and tan English setter Rowdy, and
H. Iluber's liver and white pointer Sallie
Brass ran the fourth and last heat of the
first series. Saliie Brass is another re
cent importation, and classes with Lady
Trippo. She defeated hor opponent in
thirty-five minutes. Sallie i.r.iss was
handled by Allender and Rowdy by
In the second series Lady Trippo won
over Nick W. after a forty minutes' run.
The latter was far from being himself,
but gave Lady Trippo a hard push as.it
Sally Brass beat Black Joe in a very
closely contested and exciting heal. This
closed the sport for the day.
To-morrow the second and third series
will be concluded, and on Saturday the
sportsmen will nearly all leave for home.
It can be pretty safely predicted that
Lady Trippo will win first money. Bally
Brass second and Black Joe third money.
All are being handled by Allender, but
the first two mentioned were broken in
the Kast.
To-night a grand ball will bo given at
the Southern Hotel by the proprietor,
in honor of the visiting sportsmen.
Terrible Story Told by a Fourteen-
Year-Old Girl.
Phoenix (Ariz.l, Jan. 21.—Maggie
Dean, a 14-year-old girl, reported yester
day as having been abducted, returned
home at 1 o'clock this morning, and told
a terrible story of abuse. Tuesday even
ing she went out to the well, when Jim
Robinson pointed a shotgun at her head.
and made her accompany him to the foot
hills, fifteen miles distant. They stayed
in the brush until sundown," during
which time the girl was repeatedly rav
ished. After dark they started for Pres
eott, and after going five miles Robinson
said he would kill the girl and himself.
She begged for her life, and on a promise
to say that she elopetl with him he
brought the girl home. Robinson then
started for Salt River, where he was cap
tured this morning. The girl is in a
frightful condition and may die. The
militia have been notit-ed to be in readi
ness to prevent an attempt at lynching
Enthusiastic Mooting at Fresno of Del
egates From ;»everal Counties.
Fresno, Jan. 21.—A convention of del
egates to the Ship Canal Convention from
| the counties of Kern, Tulare, Fresno,
Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, San .)oa
quin and Contra Costa assembled in this
city last evening. Much enthusiasm was
manifested for the great undertaking of
dredging the San Joaquiu River and con
structing a navigable canal from the point
where river navigation becomes imprac
ticable to the head of the valley. The
subject was thoroughly discussed and
steps taken to lay the matter before Con
gress in a manner that will be likelj' to
enlist favorable attention.
Hon. H. J. Corcoran spoke in favor of
the project, and his remarks were fully
substantiated byareportofMaraden Man
son. Chief Engineer of the Harbor Com
mission, who was present and prepared
With facts and figures to demonstrate the
feasibility of the enterprise.
The meeting was also addressed by
Thomas E. Hughes, J. R. White, W. W.
Phillips, Marcus Pollasky, S. KF. Griffith
and T. C. White of Fresno, and Hon. J.
A. Louttit, P. A. Buell, W. R, Kerrick
and other prominent gentlemen from
Resolutions were adopted expressing
the sense of the meeting, and immediate
steps will be taken to lay before Congress
the importance and feasibility of this
grand project.
Celebrated Pacing Mare Dead.
San Francisco, Jan. 21.—The cele
brated pacing mare Lucy, record 2:14,
died at Palo Alto last Tuesday, from the
grip. Her pedigree was unknown, but
she had twenty-nine victories to her
i credit, and ten years ago was one of the
fastest pacers in the country. She was
used as a brood mare by Senator Stan
ford, and was bred to Electioneer and
Azmoor, pioducing Lucy Neer and
Lurou. She was about 10 years old.
Pacific Northwest Ixuisrue.
Poktlaxd, Jan. 21.—A meeting of the
directors of the Pacific Northwest Base
ball League was held here to-day. M. J. j
Roche of Portland was elected Secretary
and C. E. Rockwell of Seattle Treasurer.
The business of the last season was set
tled satisfactorily to all. A committee of
throe, composed of Messrs. Roche, Rook- |
well aud Barnes, was appointed to con
sider and report as soon as expedient
upon the question of consolidation with
the California League.
Fatal Shooting: at Point Reyes.
San Rafakj,, Jan. 21.—At Point Reyes
this morning Antone Revere shot Jack
Cameron with a shoigun, inflictingprob
ably fatal wounds. Cameron was play
ing: cards in a saloon \\ hen Revere inter
fered and Cameron struck him on the
bead with a poker, cutting him badly.
Revere l^ft the saloon, and obtaining a
gun fired two shots at Cameron, both
taking effect.
Tho Greonwootl Murder.
Napa, Jan. 21.—The preliminary ex
amination of Carl Schmidt for the mur
der of Mrs. J. Q. Greenwood in Febru
ary last, was begun here to-day. Several
witnesses were examined, nnd Schmidt
told his story of the all'air much in ac- j
cordanco with his published confessions, i
Captain Greenwood will testify to-mor
row, and this will probably close the ex
Murder Trial Commenced.
Mautixkz. Jan. 21.--The trial of Ed
ward Latour for the murder of Dennis
Lucey at Port Costa last October was
commenced here to-day. Latonr and
Lucey quarreled in a saloon, and when
Latour was going home ho was attacked
by several men. In defending himself
Latour disemboweled Lucey, who died a
few days later.
Assaulted With a AVlre Hose.
Sonoma, Jan. 21.— J. B, Stout, em
ployed on Tubbs Island, to-day assaulted
W. B. Pless, a partner of Senator John P.
Jones, with a section of wire hose. Pleas'
head was badly cut. Stout claimed that
Pless owed him $10 for the recovery of a
Hood gate. Stout was held to answer on
a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
The Monterey's Big GUB.
San . i:\xcisco, Jan. 21.—The fifty-ton
gun for the coast-defense steamer Mon
terey arrived in San Francisco this aftcr
j noon. The gun will not be placed on the
! Monterey until she has been accepted by
the Government after her trial trip, lor
which she is now being got ready.
Hnjrirln's Xew Purchase Arrives.
San Francisco, Jan. 21.—Maxim, the
great seven-year-old New Zealand stall
ion purchased liy J. B. Haggin of this
city for 4,UOJ guineas in the stable, ar
rived un the Alameda this morning in
splendid condition.
Death of a Xapn Pioneer.
Napa, Jan. 21.—Michael Schroeder
' died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
j John Smith, here to-day. He came to
> California in l^oJ. A tew days ago he
contracted a cold, which resulted in
death. He was 88 years of age.
An Oregon Pioneer Passes Away.
Sm.km ior.i, Jan. 12. — lion. J. B.
McClaine died hero this morning, aged
72. He came to Oregon in is 17, driving
the first wagon ever'brought west of Fort
Hall. He was Salem's first Postmaster.
Opium Seizure.
Santa Rosa, Jan. 21.—Deputy Inter
j nal Revenue Collector Davis made a
, seizure of i^l.'A) worth of illicitly prepared
opium in a cabin in the hills three miles
west of Sebastopol.
Oil Portraits of Ex-speakers Grow
and KaiKlall Presented to
the House.
Special to the Record-Untox.
\V\m!in« ton, Jan. 21.—1n the Senate
to-day Stanford addtoased the Senate in
advocacy of his l)ill to issue §iO(),O<H),iMH> in
national bank notes and loan it ou farm
Mitchell asked Stanford whether under
the proposed bill any large corporation
that was a large owner of land (land
grant railroads, for examploi could not
borrow to half the assessed value of their
lands. Stanford replied iv the aiVirma
Morrill inquired whether there was to
be more than one place in each State
where money was to le loaned by the Gov
ernment. Stanford said the idea was to
liiivc an agency of the Land Bureau in
every lar^e city and lowa of ;i State.
Morriil suggested that it would entail a
very large expense, and Stanford replied
that agencies would not hn iiOOHWiUjI 111
the Mates.
Peffer made a long speech in advocacy
of the bill, which was then laid aside.
The Senate went into executive session,
and soon adjourned until Monday
Washington, J;mi. lil.-In the House
to-day the new oil portraits of ex-
Speakers <irow and Randall were pre
sented. The presentation speech was
made by C. W. Stone of Pennsylvania,
and Holman of Indiana, who was a mem
nier of the Twenty-sevemh House, over
which Mr. Grow presided i.thoonly mem
bers of the present House who enjoyed
that privilege), in a pleasant speech ac
cepted the gift.
iiills were introduced for public build
ings at Sterling and l)ixon, 111.
Bland introduced a bill for the free
coinage of gold anil silver and the issue
of coin r,oUs.
On motion of Outhwaite a resolution
was adopted calling on the Secretary of
the Treasury for :i statement of the draw-
Lacks paid importers of tin plate under
the MeKinley bill. Also for a statement
of the duties refunded to Importers of salt
lor curing fish and meat.
Harvey of Oklahoma, from the Com
mittee on Indian AiSairs, reported a bill
appropriating f15,000 to complete the al
lotment of lands to the Cheyenne and
Arrapahoe Indians in Oklahoma.
In the discussion of this measure
Simpson of Kansas had an opportunity
to enter the arena of debate, and his re
marks were listened to with great atten
tion. He said tf.5,009 already appropri
ated had been squandered, Init he was
strongly in favor of the pending measure,
as it would allowßottlcroto wccnro homca.
He turned his attention to the tariff,
strongly denouncing the protective policy
pursued by the Republicans. It had, he
said, brought disaster to the farmers [ap
plause on the Democratic- side] and they
wanted to seek homes and begin tile un
der a Democratic administration, which
he hoped would repeal the MeKinley law
and kindred tariff laws, and bring pros
perity to the country. The bill passed.
Catchings, from the Committee on
Rules, reported a new code of rules,
which were ordered printed.
Adjourned until Monday.
A Huge Five-Story Buildiug Al
most Completely Gutted.
Water Famine In Chicago Caused by
the "Water in tho Lake Being
Frozen Over—The "Whole liio Grande
Frontier in Texas Covered With
Snow, tho First Ever Known In
That Vicinity — Bed River Frozen
Special to the Rscor.n-U vrox.
Xi:v; York, Jan. 21.—baortly before
noon, when upper Broadway was crowded
with shoppers, a tire broke out in the
basement of a huge five-story ston< -front
building:, running from Fifth Avenue to
I'njon Square. Before the firemen ar
rived the lire had extended aIJ through
three cellars, and smoke was pouring out
of every window. The building is flanked
on the left side by Tifiany'a jewelry
house and on the right by the handsome
Lincoln offices. The lower floor of 5
Union Square, is occupied by Brentano's
book establishment.
The iiro started in the basement of
Schneider it Campbell, gas fixtures.
The lire walls on either side confined the
tlames to the building in which they
originated, and within an hour and a half
the firemen had it under control. The
loss on the building was about $Cj,O(JO.
Tiffany's was protected by pulling down
the shutters. When the fire broke out
i-irentano's front was effectually wrecked,
and their loss will be $100,000. Jeweler
Arrins loses 940,000; Leon Kheims, im
porter of milinery, |300,000; Schneider A
Campbell, $10U,000; Samuel Green, dec
orator, 930,000. A number of smaller
loses will bring the total up to about half
a million; well insured.
Indian a volis (Ind.), Jan. 22—a. m.—
One of the most appalling lires in the his
tory of Indianapolis occurred late last
night. The National Surgical institute,
one of the most famous of its kind in this
country, was burned to the ground. The
fire started at midnight in the oiliee of the
building. Above the offiecs were the
wards for babes and mothers. Smoke
was discovered a few minutes before mid
night issuing from an advertising room,
believed to have been caused by spon
taneous combustion, and in fifteen min
utes the whole lower floor was in flames.
The attendants barely awakened ali pa
tients, and in the hulls and upper rooms
pandemonium reigned. Shriek after
.shriek for help went up as the inmates
realized their terrible situation. In a few
minutes white laces could be seen at each
wiudow of the large building, and the un
fortunate creatures yelled beseeching ap
peals to those below for aid. The police,
firemen and attendants worked diligent
ly, and many persons were removed from
the burning building in a short time.
The patients who were able to get about
at all assisted nobly in the work of rescue.
The view in the halls and one of the
stairways before the lire was communi
cated to the main building furnished a
weird sight. I'atients wrapped* in bed
clothing crawled and helped themselves
along from one tloor and one landing to
another. (ois were hurriedly con
structed from mattresses, and the police
men and firemen carried the rescued
across the street to the new annex. Those
seriously burned in the hands and limbs
are numerous.
At 2:.;u a. ;.i. it was stated that two
women who jumped from the windows
were dead. It is also reported that sev
eral dead bodies have been found in the
debris. The tire is now under control.
Later. —"1 a. m.—Dr. Allen, proprietor
of the Institute, at this hour feels certain
that there are several dead bodies in the
main building and several more in the
annex. It is also stated that at least six
children were sulfocated in one of the
Tholr Cases Argued Before the United
States Supreme Court.
Washington, Jan. 21. —The cases of
Samuel Fielden and Michael Schwab,
Chicago anarchists, convicted of com
plicity in the famous llaymarket riots
and now confined in the Joliet Peniten
tiary under a life sentence, came up in
the United States Supreme Court to-day
for argument. Salomon, for the pris
oners, maintained that the men, not hay-
Ing been present when the State Supreme
Court pronounced the sentence of death,
it was a deprival to them of the due pro
cess of law and contrary to the provisions
of the Constitution of the United States.
The Chief .Justice suggested that the
State Supreme Court merely fixed the
time Tor execution.
Salomon asserted that the court did
more by reciting that persons were pres
ent. Ho then affirmed th,:it there is no
authority by which a t^bvernor could
direct the enforcement of his commuta
tion of sentence.
A ttorne3'-( General Hunt of' Illinois fol
lowed Salomon iv behalf of the State. He
maintained that the United States Su
preme Court had- no jurisdiction to pass
upon the action of the Supreme Court of
Illinois. The only alleged error on the
part of that court was a refusal to amend
its record and show that l-'ielden and
Schwab wern not bodily present when
judgment was rendered. This court hud
jurisdiction to review Stato courts of final
resort only when a federal question was
involved. No federal question was in
volved here.
Moreover, the Illinois Supreme Court's
judgment on the motion was not a con
demnation of the parties, but simply a
refusal to interfere with its own record.
It was not until the next term of the
court that the men filed objection, and he
:isked when the litigation would end if
counsel could come in at any time and
allege errors in tho record. There is in
this case a suggestion that the two men
are subjects of Great Britain and Ger
many. Attorney-General Hunt said he
was unable to find anything in the
treaties by which the case could be af
fected. A foreigner stood on no better
ground than an American citizen.
General Butler said when rights guar
anteed by a treaty to a foreigner .ire
brought into question, he is entitled to
adjudication through the courts of the
United States, and therefore that a federal
question will come up in the records.
Hunt said the claim that Schwabs im
prisonment under commutation by tud*
Governor was illegal was novel and
General Butler will make the closing
argument to-morrow.
Pipes Closed Through tho Water In
the L-ake Uehf;; Frozen.
CfiXCAOO, Jan. 21.—This city is suffer
ing from a .severe water famine. The
trouble extends over tho entire city, in
cluding the suburbs, and is caused by the
stoppage of the inlet pipes in the lake by
ice. Private families, factories and busi
ness buildings are the greatest sufferers.
The elevators are closed down and fires
are banked to prevent explosions of boil-
ers. Business at the stock-yards in the
great slaughter-houses is at ■ standstill.
and there is no.jva'er for the thousands of
famishing animals in the pens. Streisu
ous ertorts are being made to remedy the
trouble and it will be but temporary.
The inlet at the water-works at Hyde
Park and Lake View was cleared this
afternoon, and tho pumps are now sup
plying water to those districts.
!n North Chicago the city railway shops
are closed and t'ae schools have haa to
shut up, and tho breweries arc much
straitened by the scarcity of water.
The switching engines on nearly all the
railroads in the city are in danger of hav
ing to stop operations for a luck of water,
which would Ifring the movement of
freight to a standstill.
George Slddons Defeats Tumsny av
rou In Nino Rounds.
New Oki.fans .T.:ii. 21, — Tommy War
ren ; lid George Siddons, feather-weights,
bud a five-ounce glove contest 10-iu'sbt
for a parse of f i/.00, of which $300 went
to the loser. Wurron was seconded by
"Dutch" ISell, Charley Porter and Andy
Bowen, and Siddons byCeorgo Queen,
Charles Fox, Tommy Ryan and Jack
Burke. The betting was 5100 to $70 and
$80 in Warren's favor. John Duffy was
referee. Time was called at 0:15.
Warren had the btfsf of the lirst round,
landing several severe body blows, in
the second, third and fourth Warrwn
landed heavily on Siddons 1 stomach, and
dodged several of the tatter's vicious
thrusts. In the fourth Siddons received
a severe smash on the face, in the fifth,
sixth and seventh Siddona began to take
the lead, landing several hard upper cuts
and receiving a number of body blows.
I In the eighth Siddons forced the lighting,
landing heavy right-handers. V\'arren
was very weak. In the ninth, after re
ceiving a right and left on the face several
times, Warren clinched to avoid punish
ment, and finally a right-hander on the
jaw knocked him out.
Albuqukkq.uk, Jan. 21.—Yesterday
afternoon a prize-fight between two mid
dle-weights, James McCoy of San Fran
cisco and John Marshall, a dusky pugil
ist from Louisiana, occurred in the old
town and was wou by McCoy after four
teen terrible rounds. No knock-downs
were scored until the linal knock-out
blow in the fourteenth round, when Mar
shall was laid on the ropes. In the elev
enth round McCoy gained the first blood
by a terrible right-hand blow square in
Marshall's face. The men wore in prime
condition and considerable money
changed hands.
New York, .Jan. 21.—Billy Madden
this afternoon offered to post a certified
check for $5,000 as the first deposit fora
right between Mahex and Sullivan, in the
CUpper- office. But the proprietors re
fused to accept it, as against the rule of
that paper. So Madden and his friends
went to the World office to deposit the
At the World office a $5,000 deposit was
received by George H. Richardson, sport
ing editor, and a formal challenge drawn
up. In it Maher challenges Sullivan to
light for (10,000 a side, and for any sum
from $*>0() up, and expresses willingness
to have the fight take place under the au
spices of the club offering the most fa
vorable terms. Two weeks is the time
stated in which Sullivan may accept or
decline the challenge, and if "he declines
it or fails to answer it Maher is to claim
the championship of the world.
Sensation Created by a Report That
lUaiiio Had Died.
Dcs Moinks, Jau. 21.—1n the Senate
this afternoon, Cliti', elected Secretary at
the beginning of the session before the
Democratic Lieutenant-! Jovernor, Boa
tow, was sworn into office, was forcibly
routed from office, Bestow casting the de
ciding vote, s. N. Bearsons (Dem.) was
then elected to the position of Secretary.
Cliff has not yet decided what action he
will pursue, but says lie has been duly
elected Secretary and had taken the oath
office, and will appear in the morning to
discharge the usual dutii B.
A report that James G. Elaine was
dead, circulated in this city to-day, caused
intense excitement. It was announced
by one of the clerks of the House of
Representatives, and stopped legislation.
The Hags on the State House were low
ered to half-mast until it was learned that
the report originated in a bucket-shop
here, and that it was probably worked
by unscrupulous speculators.
The First Snow Ever Known on the
Uio Grande Frontier.
San Antonio (Tex.), Jau. 21.—The
whole Rio Grande frontier is covered
with snow, the first time ever known.
The suffering among the poorer classes of
Mexicans and among the United States
trooops has been intense for the past two
Dknnison (Tex.), Jan. 21.—For the iirst
time in eighteen years Ked River is
frozen over solid at a number of points.
Yesterday the thermometer was 7~ below
zero. Cattlemen from Indian Territory
report the blizzard has killed hundreds of
head of stock.
New Postmasters.
Washington, Jan. 21.—-A. H. Hurles
has been appointed Postmaster at Hurles
ton. liutlo County, California, vice 8. 11.
lluiles, resigned; William M. Richards at
.Steward's Point, Sonoma County, Cali
fornia, vice J. E. McClellan, removed; A.
.). I* 'rasor ut Surrey, Los Angeles County,
vice E. Tolfree, resigned; <i. i>. Glieen at
Lainoiville, Elk County, .Nevada, vice J.
Dakan, resigned.
Call WIH Retain Ills Scat.
Washington, Jan. 21. — The Senate
Committee on Privileges and Elections
this morning, In the contested Florida
election case of Call vs. Davidson, de
cided to recommend that Call retain his
seat. Action in the contested election
ease of Dubois vs. Claggett of Idaho was
deferred uniil the next meeting of the
Good Reasons for Disappearing.
Potladeltbcia, Jan. 21.—Thomas X.
and Frank If. AUison, missing convey
ancer-, who disappeared from Mana
yunk a short time ago, are s:tid to have
gone to Brazil. Several questionable
transactions have come to light, and their
liabilities are now estimated at 9100,000.
A Murder t'u.so Di-nus-od.
Lxbrsal (Kas.), Jan. 2L—When the
District Court mot yesterday the case
against James iirennan, the alleged slayer
of Sam "Wood, was dismissed on sugges
tion of the Attorney-General.
Maryland's Senator.
Ann APOLTs,Jan. 21.—United States Sen
ator Gibson, appointed by Governor
Jackson to till the vacancy caused by the
death of Senator Wilson, whs elected to
Scale Remedy.
RtVBBsrDK, Jafti. 21.—Professor D. \V.
Coquillett, John Scott, Horticultural Offi
cer of Los Angeles < "ounty; Kmmett Wat
son, a large orange-grower of Duarte; H.
B. Muscott, Horticultural Officer for San
Bernardino, and Local Officer Dr. N. 11.
Claftin have been examining the orange
trees of this city. After a close inspection
oi all the trees to which the gas treatment
has been applied no scaio of any de
scription was found. This decision
establishes the fact that scale will not
withstand the gas treatment.
WHOLE XO. 15,G54.
Steamship Moltkc Sunk Oil the
East Coast of England.
Tho City of liondon Again Wrapped In
a Dense Fo~ — Hospitals In Paris
Crowded "With Patiouts SufTcrinu
From Influenza— Funeral Servlc-cs
Over the Bemalns of tho l.nxm Car
dinal Manning.
Special to the Rkookd-Uxjox.
Nkw York, Jan. 21.—The rost't Lon
| don special says: A dispatch from Green
j wicb «j\ys the su-umshjp Moilke was
, sunk this morning as the result of a col
lision with the Carlo Piotro, an Italian
steamship. Water poured in through the
opening store in the Moltke's bow, and
the vessel soon began to settle head fore
most into the water, the swift tide run
ning materially hastening her destruc
tion, fur iho water poured in torrents
j into her as sho labored at her anchor.
j Finally the Moitkogavo a heavier plunge
than usual and sank. Her crew, however,
aroused from their slumbers by the noise
of the collision, had time to rush on deck
and take to the boats, only one life being
lost, that of a seaman killed in his bunk.
The Carlo Pietro had, meantime, backed
oft' and came to anchor. Upon exam
ination of her bow, it was found that she
had sustain.-- 1 Blight damages. Her pilot
says the riding light of the Moltke was
not burning and the bell was not going,
as it should have been, during the thick
fog which prevailed. An interesting suit
for damages before the Admiralty Court
is expected to follow.
London, Jan. 2L—The British steamer
Imperial Prince, from New York Janu
ary 4th for Leith, has arrived at Portland.
i upturn Cox reports that on the morning
of January lUth he saw a burning steamer,
which later was lost sight of in the storm.
Ho thinks ihe crew perished and she has
undoubtedly gone to the bottom.
Funeral Services Over His licrnalns
Held in .London.
l.'ixpox, Jan. 21.— The funeral services
over the remains of Cardinal Manning
were held in Brompton Oratory to-day.
Admission to the oratory waa by ticket
only, lor it would have been utterly im
possible for the structure to contain tho
one-hundredth pare of the vast crowd de
sirous of attending. Notwithstanding
the miserable weather conditions pre
vailing, the crowd began to gather in tho
vicinity of the oratory at an early hour.
h was composed largely of workingmen
and their lamilies, and on every Bide
could be heard expressions of love "for the
dead prelate. So dense was the crowd
and bo thick the ibpf (hat trallic in the vi
cinity of the oratory was brought to a
When the solemn requiem mass was
commenced the oratory jvas lilled with
notable personages, representing the
church, the State and all political parties.
The Queen and Prince and Princess of
Wales were represented. All the Em
bassadors of the foreign powers were
present also.
The cotiin reposed in front of the altar,
which was draped in black, the only
ornament visible being a solitary gold
llishop Headley of Newport and Men
evia preached the funeral sermon. He
opened his remarks with a touching trib
uie to the late Duke of Clarence and
Avondale. He said an era had closed in
the history of Catholicism in England
with the death of Cardinal Manning and
a new one was opened, lie made special
reference to the Cardinal's efforts to se
cure Catholic education for children and
declared the struggle was not yet over.
He added that pernaps the hottest and
deadliest hour of the educational battle
which is raging throughout the world
would soon be fought.
The music throughout the service was
splendidly rendered.
Among those present were the Duke of
Norfolk, Marquis of Ripon, Marquis of
Bute, Lord Howard, Burdett Coutts, Jus
tin McCarthy, William O'Brien, John
Dillon and Thomas Sexton.
At the conclusion of the services the
body was taken to Kensal Green Ceme
tery, where it was interred, and was fol
lowed by over :>i)u carriages, which con
tained many notable people, after which
there marched a large number of work
ingmen's suck lies.
Laur Anxious for a Dud.
Paris, Jan. 21.—Laur, the Bonlangist
member of the Chamber of Deputies,
who was struck by Constans, Minister c-f
the interior, at the time of the stormy
scone in the Chamber of Deputies, Tues
day. Kont a ohaliongo to the Minister to
tight with pistols. Co&stane answered
that he would not fight a duel. When
Laur received this answer he sent a letter
to Constans repeating the insulting lan
guage ho used which led to tho attack
upon him by the Minister.
!Lato Duko of Clarence.
London. Jan. 21.—During the evening
of yesterday the coffin with the body of
the Duke of Clarence was removed from
St. George's Chapel to Albert Memorial
Chapel. Here it was placed between tho
cenotaph to the late Prince Consort anil
the recumbent figure of the Duke of Al
bany, it will remain in its present posi
tion' until Saturday, in order that the
Queen may be enabled to place a wreath
upon it.
London Wrapped in a Dense Foe:,
London, Jan. 21.— The ciiy was to-day
wrapped in an almost impenetrable fog,
equal to that which prevailed at Christ
inas time, with such serious results.
Traffic was greatly impeded, and so dark
was it that it ma necessary to u<-e ga«
and electric lights generally throughout
the crly during the day.
Dcutli -Record.
London. Jan. 21.—Lady Mary Caroline
Brudenells Bruce, Dowager Marchioness
of Ailesbury, died to-day. She was the
widow of the second Marquis of Ailes
bury, and daughter of the'eleventh T.arl
of Pembroke.
John Conch Adams, I". R. S., the noted
astronomer, is dead.
Influenza Kuirinu." In Paris.
Paris, Jan. 21.—Tho hospitals of this
city are crowded with patients suffering
from influenza. The disease prevails in
a most dangerous form throughout Ui'j
city, and the municipal authorities are
making arrangements to convert availa
ble vacant buildings into hospitals.
Tiic Tangier Kevolt.
Tanoikj:, Jan. 21.—The tribal revolt in.
the vicinity of this city is subsiding, ow
ing to the receipt of news by the rebels
that the objectionable Governor will ba
removed by the Sultan.

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