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VOLUME LXXXin..-2 N o. 31.
MARINE DISASTERS.
Steamer Ventura Wrecked at Rock-
port, Mendocino County.
THE VESSEL BROKEN IN TWO AND
FIVE PERSONS DROWNED.
Others Narrowly Escape a Watery
Grave—A Tug Snnkand All on Board
Lost in English Bay—A Boat Con
taining Six Men Swept Out to Sea
Through Golden Gate and Cap
sized, Four ofthe Occupants Being
Drowned.
Pperial to the Rkcord-Union.
Westport, March 27.—The steamer
Ventura waa wrecked this morning at
Koekport, Both the engineers, tbe
. teward, ono fireman and one sailor were
drowned. The vessel has broken in two,
anil gone to pieces on the rocks. The
fitst mate waa washed off the rocks once,
and then climbed to safety. Theaeoond
mate was wished off, then climbed upon
the stern of the vessel. A rope was
thrown to him, upon which he came
ashore. Seven thousand live hundred
ioet of lumber was aboard. A rough
sea came suddenly while tho vessel lay
under cable, tossing the vessel so hard
that the crew were unable to cut the
cable and save the vessel.
All. OM BOARS LOST.
BLAINE (Wash.), March 27. —A report
has just rea lied hero that the tug Tipple
of Vancouver, B. <".. was sunk with all
on board in English Day Thursday. It
i- supposed the vessel struck a rock
aad sank suddenly.
i-ovu m.:n j>kowxi:p.
Sa» Francisco, March 27.—Six men
stole a boat from the wharf this morning
id went for a picnic across the bay to
ausaiilo. On their way back the boat
th • tide and swept out
: trough the Golden <;,.te. When in mid
hannel the boat was capsized by a heavy
a and four of the men—.John Brown,
Richard Costello, Jes c Carter and Isaac
Hannah—were drowne !. Theothertwo,
■ _e<. u'dough and M. Marshall, wire
saved.
3EIZUPE OF TELE SWAN.
Judge Hanford Declares the Vessel
Forfeited to tho United state*.
Seattle, March 27.—Late yesterday
: flemoon Judge Hanford handed down a
•■•ision in the famous Behring Sea case
iiiib-d the '"nited States vs. the schooner
lines G. Swan. Tho schooner waa
e_ .zed July "J „ 1889, and was condemned
is forfeited to the United States for being
. 1 in the business of killing lur
als in the waters of Alaska, in violation
Section 95_ of the Revised Statutes.
schooner belonged to an Indian
ua Peterson, and b<
r with a crew of Mokaha Indians, un
r command of a white man.
Judge Hantord's opinion i 3 that for
in great numbers make annual
to Pribylotf Islands, in Bebring
■i, affording the natis inhabitants their
ing a living. There is no
>n, however, as to the validity of
itntes. it i- claimed by the defense
■ -i.it the criminal laws of the ;
i can have no force on the sea be
. ond the limits of national jurisdiction,
bbythe law of nations cannot ex
ndbeyond a cannon-shot from shore;
id, therefore, tue Government has no
iwer to prohibit the killing or taking of
animals in au onen sea, which is corn
ton and free to the inhabitants of ad
■ns.
Wharton says tliat national dominion
may he extetl .<■•• over sea as well as
: nd. Tii;- determination ofail que-tions
lative to the extension and maiutc
mce of the National Government is
ith Congress and the President. Iti-.
not for courts to decide these questions.
"• he vessel is not especially privileged
•cause her crew were Indians. Tliey
ive only the same rights r.s other citi
zens of tho United states. A decree of
forfeiture of the vessel is ordered entered.
SI P.I)UN DEATH.
A Marysville Citizen Expires "While at
tho Dinner Table.
MAPYsvii.i.K, March 27.— James H.
Bobinson, who has lived around this sec
lion ofthe country for almost forty years,
dropped dead in Crowley's restaurant at
1:3) o'clock List evening. He went into
the res aurant and ordered a meal, and
had commenced to eat it when he began
to cough, and bent over on the table. Mr.
Crowley, seeing that he was si.-k, sent for
a physician, and when the latter arrived
he pronounce.i him dead.
On searching him he found some re
ceipts for Stock lie had paid for in the
Sutter ('inning and Packing Company.
also some notes for money tliat he had
out at interest. He bad two certificates
posit on Decker, Jewett & Com
pany's bank. One was dated March 16,
18Z&, ar.d was for fDoO; tiie other was dated
JM arch 23d, and was ior $I*Bso. A small
diary was found in his pocket in oneof
pages of which was written:
;_._< i-t.> c reify that I _iv^ up the ghost
and mv Dame :» Dennis.
J. h. Etoßnreox.
He had ?2 50 in cash in his pocket and
a nickel watch.
He was as jovial as usual yesterday and
drank pretty freely in the early par: of
the day, but sobered up in the afternoon.
He remarked to a friend: "1 may die be
fore July 4th. or I may die to-morrow."
The deceased, who was well known in
ity, was a native of Missouri and
about &£ years of age.
BA-1 HALL.
Tae San .lose and Los Ansreles Teams
Win Two Game* Fucli.
s . n Fkancisco, March 27.—Ten thou
sand people witnessed the game between
Oakland and San Jose dubs this
aiternoon. The game was not an
ing one, on sceonat of the contest being
;i from the start. The superiority
of the San Jose team over the Oakland
Club, as the latter is now composed, was
manifest at the b» ginning. The San Jose
a batted O'Neill's pitching almost
at will, and their sharp stick work was
ail thai saved the game from being unin
teresting. I j a B Letter lie.d
imz game to-day, bat their hitting was
Ldedly weak. <■• .-.• Harper, who
was In the box for the visitors, had a
slightly sore arm. and after bis _-ide took
Uie lead in the find inning he merely
tossed the ball over tbe plate, but even
then the Oaklands found it hard to put
ihe ball into sate territory.
Several prorata nt baseball experts
here agree that the changes made in the
San Jose team improved it2s percent
..nd tbat Oakland must be strengthened
in order to hold a leading place in tiio
league race.
AT LOS ANOKLES.
I. ts Awe_n-Bs, March 27.—Three thou
sand people witnessed the second)
ofthe San j ranclscosto-day at thohand*
of the Los Angeles Giants by a scon-co: \>
to 2. The-San Franciscos knocked out
iwo runs in the second inning, when Los
Augeles followed.by piling up four ruus
THE RECORD-UNION.
in the first half of the third. Los Angeles
again scored in the fifth, after which it
was a series of shutouts until the ninth
inning, when Los Angeles' heavy hitters
again found the ball and added four more
to their score. The game was exciting
throughout, and was marked by a num
ber ot individual brilliant plays.
Saturday's oa.mk.
Finn's team beat the Oakland- at tho
Haight-stroet grounds on Saturday by a
score of 4 to 1. while the Los Angeles
Club snowed Harris men under at Los
Augeies by a score of 10 to 5.
NEWSPAPER STOCK SOLD.
The Complicated Ailairs of a Snn
Diego .Journal at an End.
San Dxboo, March 27.—1t is expected
that the complicated ailairs of tho San
Diego L><u'ii/ Sua will be settled to-mor
row. The stock of tho Sun Company
was sold on Friday by a Receiver of the
California Bank to Colonel E. J. Ensigu
for unknown parties, and the plant was
knocked down to Warren Wilson at the
auctioneer's sale. Owing to the absence
ol the I nited States Marshal, who has
been in charge of the Sun property since
its attachment by tho bank, the deal
could not becloaed. Mr. Wilson is ex-
Dected to pay over tiio purchase price on
Monday. Only one Sun was issued on
Saturday, the old one from the old Sun
building, lt is thought that there will be
no further trouble, though what tiie par
ties a ill do who purchased the Sun stock
is not known, unless they turn that over
to Mr. Wilson.
Woman I{un Over and Killed.
Say Diego, March 27.—Word was re
ceived at a late hour last night at police
headquarters that a woman, whose namo
was not given, had been run over by a
street car on the outskirts ofthe city, and
killed. Her head was completely severed
lrom her body and tlic arms and legs
were broken and the body terribly muti
lated.
It was found to-day that the woman
who was run over by a street-car last
Saturday night and cut all to pieces was
Mrs. Ann Halverson. She had been
j drinking, and got oil the car. The night
j was dark, and she fell, laying in a stupor,
! and tho next car cut her head ofi. Three
other cars passed over her before her body
was discovered. Her head was crushed
to a pulp, both legs and arms broken,
and one arm cut oil. The street-car
driver felt tho car run over some ob
struction, but thought it was olf the
track.
Oranges Ruined by JFrost.
Santa Ana, March '27.— A gentleman
who has lately been to Riverside says that
in the rear of the many packing-houses of
' that place hundreds upon hundreds of
boxes of orangi a maybe seen where they
bave been cast aside as worthless, in
many groves the ground is literaUy cov
ered with the fruit, which has suffered
rrom frost, and they will bo used as fer
tilizing material during the next year.
Corner-Stone oi a Convent Laid.
Phoenix (Ariz.), March liT.—Thc laying
ofthe corner-stone of the Sisters' < 'on vent
•took place in the presence of an im
'■ mensecrowd this afternoon. Right Rev.
Bishop Bourgade, Vicar of Arizona,
' conducted the ceremonies, assisted by
Father Juvenceau and other prominent
prelates. The building is to be of stove
and brick, aud the most expensive
structure ofthe kind in the southwest.
Bain and Snow.
BAKTERsrrELD.March 27.—Heavy show
ers have fallen here at intervals all day,
and from appearances the foothills and
mountains have been likewise favored.
6BASS VaLI BT, March 27.—Ten inches
of snow fell last night. It mostly melted
to-day. At 6 o'clo k thi* evening if was
snowing and raining briskly.
Gold Mine Sold.
PhcenlX (Ariz. . March 27.—A report
reached here last night that the rich Har
quahala gold mines, sixty miles north
west of this city, have been sold by Hub
bard & Bowers to a New York syndicate
for (7,500,00-.
Dwollinir-llouso Burned.
Volcano. March 27.—The dwelling
house Of .1. W. Lessly, situated on the
road from Volcano to Sutter Creek, with
nearly all its contents, was burned yes
terday. Tiier- was -J small insurance.
AMUSEMENTS.
At the Metropolitan Theater this and
to-morrow evening tho original Georgia
Colored Minstrels will appear. At the
head is Kersands, a performer who has
appeared here, and each timo
achieved pronounced success. In the
troupe also ia Gauge, a notable female
impersonator and male contralto;
tho Coescent < ity Quartet; the
specialists, ;tho Mallory Brothers, very
superior minstrel comedians; W. I). Ter
ry, a trombne soloist; Tom Brown, the
character mimic, and James Crosby, the
great wing dancer. The company is
represents ! as especially strong through
out. It is under the management of Rich
ards t \: Pringle. A street parade by the
company's brass band will bo made this
forenoon. The Austin, Tex., Statesman
says ofthe entertainment given by tho
troupe: "It is a bright, clean and thor
oughly enjoyable minstrel show. Its
tm atest charm lies in the bet that it ad
heres more to the true old minstrel than
do most of the burnt cork combinations
now traveling over the country. Min
strels are intended to impersonate the
n -gro as lie was and as he is—not the in
troduction of specialties, as so many of
the combinations now spring on the peo
ple and call minstrel performances."
• TES.
Governor Markham has set out on a
tour of inspection of certain public insti
tutions, ilo will hist visit the San
Quentin Prison.
Spurious :._n coins aro in circulation.
This tacts, however, concerns only a
select few—"bloated bondholders" and
people of that class.
Chief of Police-elect Bodgers visited the
City i'rison yesterday and inspected the
various apartments and officers' quarters.
He was impressed with the stench of tho
place.
George Green, Minnie Tobiifs friend,
who is charged with having tried to
"square" the hitter's robbery case with
her victim. Frank Pierce, has been ad
mitted to bail.
A public installation will be held on
Saturday owning next,at Turner Hall,
by sacramento Lodge, Hermann's Sons.
There v.ill aiso be a choice literary aud
musical entertainment,
An exchange from a neighboring
: village, in its account of a recent wed
ding, stated that '"the presents were oostly
, aim hunmrous." A I aby-curnage Was
prob iWy among the "numerous" gifts.
The trial of Baby Green and Thomas
Nathan, who mutilated Johu Orasser
with a knife some mouths ago, because
' bo refused to give taeni money, will come
| ttp before Superior Judge Cauin to-day.
One of the electric cars ran oil the track
lon Third street, near J. yesterday and
j occasioned some slight delay, owing to
; the readiness with which tbese cars are
: re\ sued, however, they are easily righted
;;i -viicii cases.
Owing to the unsettled condition of the
ter yestelday afternoon there was
; not the usual number ol visitors to the
suburban resorts. Many who were on
the way encountered a brief hailstorm
; and -bower, and returned.
3. B. Talken is missing from his home
near Humboldt, Nev., and is believed to
be o:\ this side ofthe mountains. He
ie.t home tn 8 hi of snger under the be
lief that he was being ill-used by one of
I his partners, and the latter is here look
i ing for him.
SACRAMENTO, MONDAY MORNING, MAECH 28, 1592.
THE EFFECTS OF WHISKY.
Sensational Scenes at a Funeral
in Ashland, Wis.
A YOUNG MAN ATTEMPTS TO KILL
HIS STEPFATHER
Pnmor That Timothy ITopkins de
ceived Ten Million Dollars' Worth j
of Property la tho Compromise of
tho Searies AVIII Contest -Five Men
Arrested ln JJSew York Charged
"With Being Connected With One of
tho Boldest Bobberies Ever Re
ported In That City.
Special to the Record-Union.
Ashland (Wis.), March 27.—There
were sensational scenes yesterday after
noon at the fttneral ol Mrs. Lang, who
suicided Friday by banging. Her son,
Frank Allay, got drunk, went to the
Coroner's oliice, and over tuo dead body
accused bis stepfather of having driven
the deceased to suicide, saying, "I'll
havo your heart's blood," but bo was
held back beiore he could get at the
lather witb a knife. The funeral was to
be held in tbe afternoon. Tbe son came
drunk, drove off the minister and de
manded a priest, in tho confusion the
body was driven to the cemetery at
break-neck speed, followed by tbe son.
ESTATE OF MI IS. S&ABXJES.
Humor That Timothy Hopkins Is to Got
Ten Millions.
Nkw York, March 27.—A World Pitts
field (Mass.i special says: Did Timothy
Hopkins receive $3,000,000 or £10,000,i>.»0 to
settle the contest over the will of his
foster mother, tho late Mis. Edward F.
Searies? Down at Great P.arrir.gton,
where Kellogg Terrace, tho §2,000,000
home thatthe widow oi' Mark Hopkins
built, but scarcely occupied, stands de
scried, it is whispered with bated breath
that the demand tor $10,000,000 was ac
ceded to. A lady who was often tic guest
ol" Mrs. Hopkins before Bhe became Mis.
Searies Bald she knew Searies paid
Hopkins $10,000,000. llojikins wanted
$12,000,000 at first, it being supposed to be
about half the value of the estate. He
finally dropped to $10,000,000, and Mr.
Searies w:is willing to settle, for she said
Mr. llojikins had sonic damaging evi
dence to produce had tiie case gone on.
COUBSIJNG AT DENVER.
A Caliiornla Don Winner ofthe Fourth
l'Kze.
Dekvkb (Col.i, -..lareh 27.—The inter
state coursing match ended to-day. Tho
last race of yesterday, which was unde
cided, was run to-day and won by Me-
Clellan. To-day in the second series C.
X\ . White's \ ans _b neral won from W.
Shaw's June; 11. C. Lowe's VVill-o-the-
Wisp won from D. L. Levy's Shamrock
Lass; Levy's Baron Walkdon beat Lowe ■
Prince Charlie: Lowe's Littie Climber
won from M, If age's Fleetfoot; Twister
won from Levy's George B. MeClellan,
Iv the third series Lowe's Little Climber
beat Levy's Baron Walkdon. Tbis ended
the courting. H. C. Lowe of Lawrence
was awarded first, second and third
prizes, and D. L. Levy of sjan Lraiuisco
took the fourth prize.
A CIIAJNGE OP HEART.
Gray Thrown Overboard In Favor ol
Cleveland.
Indianapolis, March 27.—Tho Indian
apolis Sentinel, which has heretofore sup
ported Governor Gray, will to-morrow
morning demand that ho withdraw from
the Presidential race in favor of Cleve
land. Among other things the editorial
will say: Tho Sentinel has taken special
pain;, to ascertain the drift of 1 lemocratio
opinion on the Presidential question, and
has discovered that it is overwhelmingly
for Cleveland. Taking the State through
out, it is an exceedingly modest estimate
to say that seventy-live per cent, favor
Cleveland against the field. Ninety per,
cent, are for him against anybody," bar
ring Gray.
HOLD ROJUBTCJRY.
Pipe Factory Looted ofa Large Quau-
tlty of Goods.
Nkw Yoke, March 27.—The police to- '
day arrested five men said to have been
implicated in the boldest robbery here
since the looting of the Manhattan Bank.
The John Fredericks meerschaum pipe
factory was entered last Sunday and at
least a wagon-load of property carried off.
The shutters of the window through
which the burglars enterod were replaced,
and the police knew nothing of the rob
bery till it was reported to them. Tlio
prisoners are George Speck, alias George
Smith; Allan Howard, alias 'Chicago
Kid"; Frank Bamberger, alias "Pop;
David Collins, alias "Dave," and John
Goil.
Gerrymander Law to Bo Tested.
Houmiton (Mich.), March 27.—As a
resuit of the recent decision of the Wis
consin Supreme Court upon the consti
tutionality of the legislative Apportion
ment Act, the "gerrymander" law of this
State will bo brought before the highest
tribunal for a decision upon its validity.
The Republican County Convention,
which met here yesterday to elect dele
gates to the State Convention, appointed
a committee for the purpose. Ihey will
bring up the "gerrymander" of Hough
ton County, where Calumet Townsnip
was put in the legislative district with
Keweenaw. •
Effects of a Storm.
Omaha (Neb. I, March 27.—Traces of
yesterday's storm are numerous through
out the city. This morning telephone
and telegraph wires were strewn every
where, and tbe city railroad system is in
s bad condition. Gangs ol men were put
to work to-night. Order is largely re
stor 1. The motor trains are running as
i.-.i_al.and tho electric light circuits turned
on. Telegraphic communication has
been established, and business is being
handled as usual.
Terribly Slashed Witb a Razor.
PATEBaON ;tN. J. : , March 27. — Leo
' aud Peter Preso.to, brothers, wero escort
■ ing two young women of ill-repute from
a dancehouse early this morning when
William Farrell, a member of tho noto
! rious "Cream gang," asked one of the
j girls to accompany him. A row ensued,
I durine which Farrell was terribly slashed
] with a razor by Leo. iarreli is in a crit
j ical condition. The Preseltos and girls \
; were arrested.
Spreckels Joins tbo Trust.
Philadelphia, March 27.—The Clans j
Spreckels Sugar Refinery was formally'
> turned over yesterday to the sugar trust, j
; in consideration of t.7,< tkt.nou in tru<t cer
i titicate>. The transaction was conducted
! between Treasure! Searies of the trust
1 aud Claus Spreckels personally. Somo
time during fhe com ing week Mr. Spreck
els will leave Philadelphia for San Fran
cisco, where he will remain.
Drunk and Disorderly.
Nkw Yowl, March 27.—8. L. Upshur, j
a friend of •'•. Coleman Drayton, who of
fered his services as Mr. Drayton's second
in anticipation of a duel with Barrowe,
was early tbis morning arrested and
locked uy in tbo station-house, charged
With being drunk and disorderly. In tbo
police station to-day JVir. Upshur was ar
raigned and discharged.
*
Boodlo Investigation.
Chicago, March 27.—At a meeting of
the Commercial Club last night a resolu
tion was unanimously adopted directing
the appointment of a committee of tive
members ofthe club to givo active assist
ance to thoso now engaged in carrying ou
the boodle investigation.
Chocolate Works (Jutted hy Firo.
PiiiLADKT.rHiA, March 27. -The plant
of H. O. Wilber it Sons, manufacturers of
chocolate, was gutted by fire to-day. Tho
origin of the lire is a mystery. The loss
will reach folly (200,000; nearly all cov
ered by insurance.
Wortt of Burglars.
Omaha, March 27.—A five story build
ing, occupied by the Omaha Hardware
Company, was destroyed by fire this
morning, causing a loss of (200,000. It is
thought the lire was the work of burglars,
who resorted to arson to hide their crime.
Heavy Wind and Rainstorm.
AsuniY Pahk (N. J.), March 27.—A
heavy wind and rainstorm prevailed all
day along the coast. No wrecks are re
ported, although the wind blows strongly
on the coast.
Pennsylvania Coal Operator Bead.
Puii.AnKT.iMiiA, March 27.—Informa
tion was received here to-day that Aric
Pardee, one of Pennylvania'a greatest
coal operators, died to-day in Florida.
Another Murderer to Be Executed.
Sing Sing (&. V.), March27.—Jeremiah
Setto, v. ho murdered Luis Frankelosa in
Brooklyn, will be executed to-morrow
morning at about 11 o'clock.
Engines and Cars Smashed.
MaKSFTB&O (O.), March 27.—A freight
wreck on the Erie road this morning
smashed two engines aud twenty cars,
causing a loss ot {120,000.
JDaath of im Editor.
Kansas Crrv, March :j7.—Dr. Mum
ford, editor of the Kansas City Times,
died here tbis evening.
WALT WHITMAN.
TLTE VEJVEP.ABJLE POET JOINS TIIE
SILENT MAJORITY.
110 Passed Away Calmly nnd Peace
fully, Like a Child Asloep, at Ills
Home In Philadelphia.
PitiLAOELVirtA, March 27.—Calmly and
peacefully, like a child falling asleep,
Walt Whitman passed away last evening.
He had been weaker than usual for some
days past, and had a sinking spell Friday
night, but recovered somewhat. Again
at half-past I o'clock in the afternoon he
began to sink. I»r. Alex. McAllister
reached tbe dying man's bedside shortly
alter. The doctor lound the aged poet in
a dying condition. He asked tho patient
if he suffered any pain, and ho whispered
the answer "no." Threo minutes be:..re
death he said to au attendant, "Weary,
shift." They were the last words uttered
by Mr. Whitman. His breathing came
fainter and fainter, and at exactly 6:43 p.
.m. he passed away. At the timo ol the
"good, gray poet's" death his bedside in
the little frame cottage was surrounded
by a littlo group comprising Thomas i..
ilarned, his close friend; Horace L. Trab
bet, his Secretary; Dr. McAllister, and
his housekeeper and a faithful male at
tendant.
I'CNIJHAL ON V.'KDNESDAY.
Camden (N. <?.), March 27.—The funeral
of Walt Whitman will take place
Wednesday. Al ihe autopsy held to-day
the organs of tho poet were found in a
state of disease that should, by all laws of
medicine, have killed him years ago.
BNSHBOUJDKP IN GLOOM.
Puilaiu-li'Ula, March 27.—The quaint
little homo ofthe "good gray poet," at 328
Meckle street, Camden, was enshrouded
in the deepest gloom to-day. Ats:Bo P.
m. Drs. Alexander, McAllister and Dan
iel Longa.re and two other physicians
met at the poet's house to perform the
autopsy. They were met by Lawyer
Horned, who stated to them the objec
tions of George Whitman to a' post
mortem. The physicians thoroughly dis
cussed the matter.
Their purpose was not a satisfaction of
professional curiosity. They said they
believed that tho autopsy of Whitman
would be of great value to science. He
suffered from bronchial pneumonia, and
had survived for months when his con
dition at one time indicated that he
could survive but five hours. He suf
fered from mysterious pain in the left
side for years, which hud been diagnosed
as a cancer. It was desirable to know
whether this was true or not.
It was also desirable to know whether
there were any evidences in his braiu of
the strokes of paralysis from which lio
suffered a year ago, and other facts. The
importance in tho interests of medical
science might be shown. The physicians
stated that they had discussed she subject
of a post mortem examination with Whit
man last December, and be had assenedt
to it.
Walt Whitman was born of an English
father and a Dutch mother at Hunting
ton, Long isiand, N. V., on the gist ol
May, 181 ft At dilferent times ho was a
lawyer's clerk, a doctor's clerk, a type
setter, a teacher, a reporter, an editor, a
farmer and a house-builder. In pursu
ing such avocations ho traveled ail over
this country, seeing every large moun
tain and river and lake, and getting a
good general idea ofthe principal com
munities. In 1«02 he went t.» the front
with the army, aud his ministration
among the wounded made his name- al
most famous as an humanitarian. "Alter
the war he had several smaii Government
positions.
lv 1864 he began to write his compo
sitions, which were so original that no
one understood or appreciated them. In
1855 be published twelve compositions
under the titlo of "Leaves of Grass."
He himself helped set the type. The
b< ok attracted no notice, but "Whitman
was in no wise discouraged. He added
new pieces whenever tiie inspiration
came, and year alter year issued new
editions of the "Leaves of Grass," gain
ing auditors with every issue, until it be
came a volume of 283 poems.
in an appreciative sketch of Mr. Whit
man, li. Buxton Fonnan says; "The
term poet does not fully describe V alt
Whittr.an;ibc prophet would come nearer.
Ot all optimists he is the most absolute;
bis faith in the ultimate pertection of the
scheme of things never wavers; he sees
promises of eventual good in ali that is
evil—uay, he even discovers a present
got.d in what is evil; he will hear of no
annihilation of the individual and no ulti
mate loss or failure Of any human
creature, and it ;s the endeavor of his
writings to inspire every man and woman
with a sense of his or her personal dig
nity. Nothing of tho nature of a com
plaint has ever proceeded from him."
SALISBURY'S LATEST REPLY.
Conditions Under Which He Would
Renew the Modus Vivendi.
GREAT NUMBER tt \OVISOS IN
FA /OR OF B. SH ti 3JECTS.
Thoi ropplng of Mi bos on a Barrel
of Oil at Barcelona Causes tho De
struction of Sovtyi Vessels—Anarch
ists Attempt to Blow Up tho Itesl
donce of Ono of tho Prosecuting
Counsel in the Beoent Trials at
Paris-Tho Building Badly "Wrecked,
But tho Occupnnts Escape Injury.
Sprolnl 10 the Krconn-TJ-fTOW.
London, March 27. — Lord Salisbury,
under date of March 2«th, replied as fol
lows to Sir Julian Pauncefote in response
to Mr. Wharton's note of March 22d. Ho
says: Notice has been given the owners
of ships sailing for Behring Sea that the
agreement to arbitrate and the immediate
arrangements under discussion between
Great Britain and the United States may
affect the liberty of sealing in Behring
Sea. They have had notice of their iia
bilityto interruption, and will sail sub
ject to that notice. Tho question of time,
therefore, is not urgent. Wo concur iv
thinking that when tho treaty is ratified
our contract will be governed by your
note of Juno 11, 1890, but when it is rati
fied both parties must admit that the con
tingent rights which both desire to pro
tect becomes vested in the other.
We think tho prohibition of sealing, if
it stands alone, would be unjust to Brit
ish sealers, if the arbitrators should de
cide adversely to the United states. We
ar- willing, however, that wheu the
treaty is ratified to agree to an arrange
ment similar to last year, ii tho United
States will consent that ihe arbitrators, in
the event of a decision adverse to the
United States, assess the damages in
iiieted on the British sealers during tne
pending arbitration, and in the event ofa
decision adverse to Great Britain, assess
damages which tho limitation slaughter
shall during the pendency of arbitration
have m hie ted on tho United States or its
lossor.
As an alternative, we are willing, after
the ratification of the treaty, to prohibit
sealing in the disputed waters, if the ves
sels be excepted from prohibition which
produce a certificate that they have give n
security for such damages as the arbi
trators may assess in ease the decision is
adverse to Great Britain, the arbitrators
to receive necessary authority in that re
spect.
ln this case tho restriction of tbo
slaughter on the islands will not, iv point
of equity, be necessary. Her majesty's
Government is unable to sco any othor
than these two methods of restricting seal
hunting in tbe disputed waters during
arbitration, which would be equitable to
both parties.
Later, a note from Rord Salisbury to
Sir Julian Paunceforte, under date of
March _t3th, says: "With further refer
ence to your telegram of March 23d, 1 am
not prepared to admit, as I gather the
President thinks, that we object to arbi
trate or having jurisdiction Co award
damages Inflicted m tbe past by the party
against whom tiie award is given. I only
objected to her .majesty's Government
being liable for actions they had not com
mitted.
"1 am ready to cousent to referring on
this point the following terms in tho case:
[f the arbitrators decide in favor of the
British Government, they may ask that
they further decide whether tho United
states Government since 1655 has taken
any action in the Behring Sea directly
inflicting a wrongful loss on British sub
jects, and also to assess damages incurred
thereby; that in caso tho arbitrators de
cide in mvor of tho Government of the
United Slates, they may asJc them to de
cide further whether the British Govern
ment since 1885 has taken any action in
Behring Sea directly inflicting a wrong
ful loss on the United States and their
losses, and if so, assess damages incurred
thereby."
NOTHING TO GIVE TO THK I'URLIC.
Washington, March 27.—Salisbury's
reply to Acting Secrelary Wharton's note
Of the 22d inst. expressing tho hope oi
the President that Lord Salisbury would
give prompt and friendly assistance to a
renewal of last year's modus Vivendi for
the protection of seal lite in Behring Sea,
was laid before tbe President this after
noon. It bears date of the 28th, and was
received by Wharton to-day through
Pauncefote. When Wharton laid it be
fore tho i'resident he had a brief talk
with him regarding tho contents. Neither
the President nor the Secrelary would in
dicate through the press the nature ofthe
communication.
pauncefotk's rotes.
Washxxoton, March 27.—Pauncefote's
note of June 14, is.v, to IJlaino, referred
to in Salisbury's letter of the26th, ex-
I pressed his regrets at tho failure to re- i
ceive assurance that during the negotia
tions for the settlement oi the seal fish
ery question, British vessels would not
be interfered with by United Statu I rev
enue cutters in Behring Sea outiide of
territorial limits: protested against such
interference with British vessels, and said
that her majesty's Government learned
with great concern that the Government
of the United States issued instructions
to revenue cruisers about to be dis
patched to Behring Sea under which the
vessels of P.ritisb subjects would again
be exposed in the prosecution of that
legitimate industry on tho high seas to
unlawful interference at tbe hands of
American officers.
"Her majesty's Government is anxious
to co-operate to tho fullest extent ol their
power with the Government of tne
United States iv such a measure as may
be found expedient for the protection of
the seal fisheries. They at the present
moment were engaged in examining, in
j concert with the Government of the
I United States, the best jnethod of arriv
| ing at an agreement upon the point, but
■ they cannot admit the right ofthe United
I States of their own solo motion to restrict
i lor this purposo tho freedom of navigu
i tion in Behring Sea, nor enlorce their
municipal legislation against British ves
j sels on the high seas beyond the limits of
their territorial jurisdiction.
"Hor majesty's Government was, there
, fore, unable to pass over without notice
the public announcement on the part of
the Government of the United States to
j renew their a.ts of interference with
BritisU vessels navigating outside the
j territorial waters of the United States, of
I which they previously have had to oom
> plain.
"Tho undersigned, in consequence, is
instructed to formally protest against
such interference, and, therefore, that her
Britannic Majesty's Government must
j hold the Government ofthe United States
responsible for the consequences that
may ensue from any acts which aro con
; trary to the established principles of in
t-inalional law."
ANARCHISTS IN FRAJXCF.
Attempt to Blow Up tho Residence of
an JKnemy to Their Cause.
Paris, March 27.—At 8 o'clock this
morning a dynamite explosion occurred
at 3J Rue Clichy, where resided M. Bul-
lot, one of the prosecuting counsel in
tho recent anarchist trial. The explosion
was immediately followed by a frenzied
shriek from tlio occupants of the build
ing, who wer© in bed at the time. The
main staircase was completely wrecked.
A number of half-dressed women ami
children escaped hurriedly by tbo
servants' staircase. The fire brigade ex
tinguished the small fire in tho debris
and rescued tbe inmates.
Seven persons wore seriously injured
by an infernal machine apparently de
posited on the door of the second tloor,
whicli was occupied by M. Bui lot. The
whole interior of the building was
wrecked, and in two adjacent houses, all
doors and windows wore smashed. Much
furniture wa- broken Into fragments, and
the courtyard strewn with debris. Sev
eral workmen engaged on a new building
opposite were injured by living fragments
of stone und glass. Ministers Loutietand
Ricard visited the scene during the day.
M. liullot and family escaped uninjured.
The explosion caused intense excite
ment throughout the city. Nobody feels
safe. Late to-night the gendarmes found
an infernal machine at ivory barracks
and quenched the lighted fuse.
The police continue tho search of an
archists' haunts and the seizure of anarch
istic publications. Two robbers named
Mar, and two brothers named .Matthiou,
accomplices of Ravashol, have been ar
rested.
MURDERER DEEMING.
Said to Have Confessed to Two of tho
Whitechapel Crimes.
Melbouunk„March 27.—The A rgtu snys
Deeming has confessed to tho murder of
his wife and four children at Dinham
Villa, Kainhill, near Liverpool, and that
he has also confessed to the murder and
mutilation of tho last two women whose
bodies were found in the purlieus of
WhitechapeL Deeming's appearance
closely tallies with the description given
of the Whitechapel fiend, "Jack the Hip
per," and, although he does not admit
killing the other Whitechapel victims, it
is believed that when he finds all hope of
escape from the clutches of the law cut
oil ho will confess not only to those mur
ders, but to others of which tho police
know nothing.
AT'IE.MPTS TO LYNCH DJEBJMING.
Ai.hany (Australia), March 27.—Deem
iul's journey from Perth to this city,
where he is to embark for Melbourne,
v, as notable for a series of exciting
scenes. Frantic rushes were made for
tho train wherever it stopped. Tho
windows in Deeming's carriage were
broken, and great efforts were made by
the people to lynch him. The women
were especiaUy violent. Daring the
journey the prisoner had several fainting
fits. Returning consciousness was
marked by violent struggles, which re
quired men to hold bim. He became
more quiet toward the end of the journey
;utd was transferred to the jail quietly,
but had another lit during the night.
BLAZUN'C PETROLEUM.
Seven Vessels Burned Through Drop
ins Matches on a Barrel of Oil.
Barcelona, March 27. — During tho
transfer of petroleum to-day matches
were accidentally dropped on a barrel of
oil. The lighter was instantly ablaze,
and the men bare^ had time to escape
before the vessel alongside was also in
llames. Tho timbers of the hull soon
broko away, and the blazing petroleum
converted the water in the harbor into a
sea of lire. Many vessels escaped, but
seven were encircled by flames aud de
stroyed. They were the Thyra, t assila,
Kabano, Walter, Piacom, tuc man-of
war Lepante and the launch Ciamen. The
loss is enormous. No personal injury is
reported. The.spectacle iron, the shore
was ono of terrible grandeur.
Self-Crncillxlon.
BERLIN, March 27.—From I.onigsburg,
in Hast Prussia, comes a story oi'the self
crucitixion of a religious niauiae named
Pusclike, residing at itulack. Tho man
bound his legs together, drove nails
through his feet into tho ground, and
then, lying stretched out on his back,
nailed his left hand to the ground, after
which he stabbed himself repeatedly in
the chest with his right hand. His wife
found him unconscious, ln spite ofthe
severity of the injuries ho may possibly
recover.
Disastrous Storms in Great Rrltaln.
London, March 27.—Severe storms aro
again reported in North Wales, England
and Scotland, with drifts of snow two to
live feet high. The snowstorm is terrible
Off Berwick, and it is feared the New
castle steamer, Hohnrook, has foundered.
with a loss of twelve lives. A mangled
body bas been washed ashore there, ami
a portion of tho vessel and masts is
visible from Berwick.
Reported Troubles In Venezuela.
Washington, March 27.—The State
Department is still without information
from Minister Scruggs, at Caracas, con
cerning the reported troubles in Vene
zuela. The same condition of atl'airs ex
ists at the Venezuelan legation in this
city.
At Death's Door.
Tokonto, March 27.—Hon. Alex Mac
kenzie, ex-Liberal Premier of Canada,
who has been in precarious health for
■ome time, is not expected to live through
the night.
ELECTRIC FLASHES.
Brief Toletrram* From Various Por-
tions of tho Globe.
Several eases of cannibalism has been
discovered in Cairns District, Queens
land.
Tho President has signed tho Act to set
apart a tract of land in California for the
use ofthe Lick Observatory.
Minister Whitblaw Refd and Mrs. Reid
sailed for the United Mates Saturday
morning on the steamer La Champagne.
Judge Willis, a pioneer of California
and well known throughout tiie State,
was stricken with paralysis at San Ber
nardino Saturday night. His life is now
despaired of.
The Canadian Pacific Company and the
striking employes havo accepted tbe com
promise proposed by the committee of
engineers, which is: A day's work of
eleven hours, $2 90 per 100 miles, twenty
five cents an hour for conductors and sev
enteen cents for brakemen, overtime.
The village of Level, in the < 'anion St.
Gall, Switzerland, has been almost en
tirely wiped out of existence by fire, j
More than sixty cottages have been de- j
Btroyed and at last accounts the nre was
Still raging. The people are utterly help- !
less to stay the progress ofthe Qami s.
Dr. J. F. Hughes, a well-knov< n physi- !
dan, was killed Saturday on Coronado
beach under peculiar circumstances, lie I
and a companion were driving alone the i
beach, when the horse became frightened
and jumped to one side. Hotii men were
holding their guns between their less,
and in tho confusion that followed the
lines caught on the bamm. rs of Hughes!
gun. Ttie loads were discharged and
tore a terrible hole in his chest, neck and
face; in fact, nearly the whole side of his !
face waa blown ofl. He died instantly.
Many horses in and around Boise City,
Idaho, have a peculiar disease, resem
bling tbe grip in men and women. It is
quite deadly, horses dying in from ten to
twenty-four hours after taking it. Itis
not known yet whether it is contagious.
The disease first appears in the throat of i
the horse, and tho animal becomes so i
choked np that it cannot stand. The I
malady then spreads to the lungs, an
eruption appearing on the. outer skin,
and death soou follows. Several valuablo I
horses bave died there from the disease. I
whole jko. 15,740.
BLAND'S SILVER BILL.
Yet the Cause of Much Uneasi-
neas iv Political Circles.
A FIGI-IT TO A FINISH EXPECTED TO
COMMENCE ON TUESDAY.
interest ln tho Proceedings of the Sen
ate This Week Centered Upon tho
Disposition to Bo Mado or the Beh
ring Sea Arbitration Treaty—Re
port of the House Foreign Aflairs
Committeo on tho Consular and Dip
lomatic Appropriation Bill.
Special to the Record-Untox.
Washington, March _7.—The Bland
silver bill still impends over tho Houso
as a cloud, whose presence makes p sal
ble a storm which may disturb the prog
nostications of those wiio endeavor to
form an accurate chart ofthe course oi'the
legislative ship. < >wing to tlio absence of
Catching., of Mississippi .'and thero shall
be a full representation of members when
the rule making, the Bland free coinage
bill and pending amendments a special
order is taken up), the Rules Committee
Will not report and call up the inuch
taiked-of special order until Tuesday.
The silver tight will then be renewed and
I fought to a finish one way or tho other.
I To-morrow will probably be devoted to
I measures relating to the .District of Co
lumbia. The remainder ofthe week, not
devoted to consideration ot the silver
question, will bo consumed either in de
bate on the taritf question or considera
tion of tiio regular appropriation bills.
No decision iia- y. ; been arrived it as to
| whether or not tariff discussion .hall be
| further interrupted. Th >re are thri . ap
! propriations bills, namely, the naval,
consular, and diplomatic and b
j civil, ready For action by the Boose in
the order indicated. L'he rivei and
j harbor bnl has been agreed upon by ti. i
committee, but will net be reported to
tin House until tiie close of the w
Interest in the pr< ••. i ding - ol I b
ate this week will turn upon the
I sition to be made of tne it hring S
; bitration treaty, in the coarse ofth
islative business the Indian appr. priation
bill wiß be further considered, and ther i
is more to be said upon tii,- subject of< m
ploying army officers in the capacity of
Indian agents. The West Virginia direct
i tax bill is assigned for debate on
day, on which day >. nator Stanford wIB
also, according to notice, address ti.
ato on his i>i11 to determine the % alue of .1
legal tender doUar. b is expected that
tho District of Columbia appropi
bill \vi 11 be taken np afterward, md a i
this is a measure in which the Senators
feel much interest, owing in part to tbe
fact that many of them own homes in
this city, debate upon the provisions of
tbe bill v. id likely occupy tne Senate for
is-iuc time.
DIPJLOJMAI IC SERVICE.
Report Submitted by the House Com
mitteo on Foreign Affairs,
Washington, March 27.—Blount of
Georgia, Chairman ofthe House Com
mittee on Foreign Affairs, has prepared
for submission to the House an extensive
| report accompanying tho regular an mid
consular and diplomatic appropriation
bill framed by the committee. TJ
j port says a careful examination has been
• made into the subject of foreign missions
ar.d the importance Of diplomatic relations
| with tbe several countries of the world.
; The facilities for transmission ar.d int. r
uhange of thought dispenses with much
need of foreign representation. In
lion this country bas grown to such mag
nitude as to enjoy .. regard from other
; nations which guarantees ber against for
eign insolence, outrage and a causeless
war.
Very much might be safely done in re
ducing the number of our Ministers by
the abolition or union of several coun
tries under one mis-ion. Notencoi
in the hope for an acceptance oi
views by the Senate or i resident, it i:*
deemed best, except in a few instances, as
reported when the bill was introduced, to
postpone needed reforms. By mistake- of
the printer it announced that Guatemala
( and Venezuela had been joined und<
.Minister. Separate missions are to be
maintained to the two countries, and tho
salary is tixed at fc „<;oo each. .
The report says the committee gavo
careful attention totiie consular service,
| and revised ii according to the business
and importance to the United States of
j each place.
WORLD'S FAIR.
I Interesting; Exhibit to be Made by tho
Agricultural Department.
Washington, March 27.—One of the
most interesting portions of the Agri
cultural Department's exhibit at the
World's iah wili be mod* Is ol plants
illustrating tho attacks of various insects
and diseases which destroy them. The
models of Omits are made of wax. an 1
such remarkable skill has been exercised
by two English artists employed on tbe
work tiiat it ls only by the closest scru
tiny that they can be told from the natu
ral article, ihe department will have
many of these interesting articles on ex
hibit, beside a numbor of other matters
interesting to agriculturists.
POBTION o. MOROCCO'S EXHIBIT.
Nkw Yokk, March27.-—The steamship
India, from Gibraltar, to-day brought
nine Arabs and a stud of thoroughbred
Arabian horses. Tbe party comes from
the court of the Sultan of Morocco, and
will form a part of the. native Arabian
village at the World's Fair. Pending tho
opening of the exnibition thoy will travel.
Geary's Anti-Chinese BUI.
Washington, March 27. -Representa
tive Geary of California says tliat it is
certain bis Chinese extension bill
will come up for consideration in tbe
Ho so on Monday, April ith. 'this is
"suspension day," and Speaker Crisp
promises lo recognize Geary for the pur
pose of calling U p j,i.. biii among the first
ou-s. The debate will probably occupy
several hours. Messrs. Loud," Cutting
! and Wilson of Washington are announced
i as among those who wi:l take part in tho
I Uisct_._-._ion.
Food lor Russian Famine SufToroi-S.
Washington, March 27. - At a meeting
of the city auxiliary of tho National Bed
Cross Society it was determined that tbo
[District of Columbia contribute an
j amount sufficient to semi a vessel to
: Russia witii s miscellaneous cargo of
i articles oi food. Contributions of solicited
articles will be sent to the New iiarn
j Produce Exchange, in careofT. A. Bead,
j within tho next two weeks.
Death ofa Pension Official.
Washington, March 27.—Dr. W. I.
; Wallley, Examining Surgeon in the
i Pension Oliice, died suddenly yesterday
•of apoplexy on the Baltimore and Ohio
I raiiroad train. Deceased was a cousin of
I Mrs. General Sherman and Secretary
1 Blame. *

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