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VOLITME LXXXIT.-KO. 55.
SAD DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT.
Life of Mrs. Harrisou Past Ap
HER CONDITION CRITICAL IN THE
Dr. Gardner Unable to Give a Word of
Encouragoment to tlio Anxious
Family—She Has Grown So Weak
That She Can Scarcely Move—Her
Decline So Rapid That the Attend
ing Physician Thinks the End Is
But a Few Hours Away at Most.
Spwlal to tho Record-Umiow.
Washinotox, Oct. 23.—Mrs. Harrison
is approaching the end. How long it will
bo before death supervenes cannot be
told. It may be only a few hours, or
possibly a day or more, but that she can
not last much longer is certain. This has
been a sad Sunday tor the President, the
family and other faithful watchers at Mrs.
Dr. Gardner up to 10 o'clock had paid
six visits to the sickroom in the south
west corner of the President's home, and
each time he could give no word of en-
couragement to the anxious family. His
Story, as gathered from reports of tho
doctor, is one of so steady and rapid de
ciine of the little remaining strength of
the patient that it seemed lhe utmost limit
of weakness possible with life has beeu
reached. Tho present change for tho
worse, which is more alarming than any
previous decline, set in last night, and as
a consequence she grew much weaker.
She was already in a most exhausted
condition, and further loss of strength
made it questionable whether oven her
remarkable vitality could bring about
Dr. Gardner this morning at 8 o'clock
found the patient so weak that he feared
the end was near at hand. He visited
her again soon and fou nd that she con
tinued to grow steadily weaker and
could scarcely move. Her condition was
so alarming tnat the doctor repeated his
visit within a short time, and finding all
efforts to rally her unavailing and that
her strength continued to ebb away he
made yet another call two hours later.
Dr. Gardner visited the White House
at 5 o'clock this afternoon, making the
fourth time he had seen Mrs. Harrison
during ttie day. As ho was driving out
of the grounds ho was stopped by a rep
resentative of the Associated Press and
in response to an inquiry said Mrs. Har
rison was iv a slate of extreme exhaus
tion and unless she could rally from it
she was apt to pass away within a few
In his opinion she is now as weak as
she possibly could be and still live. She
began failing this morning and gradually
became weaker and weaker. .She die
played remarkable vitality throughout,
but baa nearly reached the limit of bar
in reply to a direct question on tbe
point, Dr. Gardner said Mrs. Harrison
might pass away at any lime within a
few hours, and again she might linger in
the present state for forty-eight hours.
While he did not say so, he intimated
plainly that he feared tho end would
come before morning.
Seven o'clock again found Dr. Gardner
at the White House. He staid about half
an hour and when he came down stairs
could give no word of encouragement,
lie said Mrs. Harrison was so weak she
bad no! even the strength to cough and
her condition was critical iv tho extreme
sense ol" the word. Death might come
any time now.
When Dr. Gardner left the bouse after
10 o'clock he said Mrs. Harrison was rest
ing quietly, and he did not think she
would die to-night. There is still evi
dence in the case of the patient's wonder
ful vitality, for the doctor said although
she was weaker than when he last saw
bor, yet she was stronger than he ex
pected to tind her.
Mrs. Harrison suffered from nervous
ness during the day, and this helped to
bring about tho exhaustion which was
hastening the decline that had been in
progress all day. She sleeps about half
an hour at a time and takes but little
nourishment, consisting of peptonized
beef with stimulauts. She is" perfectly
Before leaving the house Dr. Gardner
notified the President and members of
the family of the exceedingly precarious
condition of Mrs. Harrison, but said he
would not call again during the night
unless summoned by information of a
change in her present condition. The
President and tamily, fearful of the
v orst, are sitting up with the invalid.
Washington, Oct. 24.—At 2:40 o'clock
this Monday) morning everything was
quiet at the White House, but most of
the members of the family were still sit
A Spokane Falls Lawyer Engaged to a
duly He Had Never Seen.
Nkw York. Oct. 23.—Colonel J. Ken
nedy Stout, 43 years old, a wealthy law
yer of Spokane Falls, Wash., and a mem
ber of Governor Ferry's personal staff, is
the principal in a romantic courtship by
mail which will culminate in a wedding
on Tuesday evening to Miss Ida Roman
of Williamsburg, whom he had never
seen. The link which will bring about
the union was furnished by Miss Gertie
Homan. sister of the prospective bride.
Colonel Stout became acquainted with
Miss Gertio when she played little Lord
Fauntleroy in Spokane lalls a year ago
He wrote her. and some letters recoiled
at home were answered by Miss Ida. In
that way the correspondence opened.
Then a conditional proposal by mail and
an acceptance on the same basis followed.
Colonel stout waa in Chicago for several
days at the Columbian celebration. He
left Chicago Friday night, and telegraph d
tiiat he would be in New York at. o'clock
this afternoou to meet Miss Ida.
Colonel Stout arrived this afternoon,
and Miss iioman met him at tbe station!
When she recognized him her greeting
was, "I'm so glad to see you." Colonel
Stout was presented to Miss Homan's es
e >rt. and the entire party took a boa! for
Brooklyn, whence they went to the resi
dence of Miss Homan's parents.
HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST.
Disastrous Results of tho Floods In
London, Oct. 23.—Latest advices from
Cagliari give an appalling account of the
terrible storm and flood in Sardinia
Thursday aud Friday, a calamity in
which hundreds of lives were lost and
liuudreds of thousands of dollars' worth
of property destroyed. Six villages, with
a total population of 6,000, were invaded
by the waters. Scores of dwellings and
barns were demolished and hundreds of
people who sought refuge on the roots
were drowned. When the work of res
cue was commenced dozens of persons
were found huddled on elevations of
land hall dead from terror and exposure.
The survivors say their experience of
that night was terrible in the extreme.
A hundred bodies have been recovered
,at San Spcrate alone. The total death
! roll must reach several hundred. An
immense number of cattle and other
Till; ARGENTINE REPUBLIC.
! Revolutionist-- Practically ln Control
of BhiiHWU del Estero.
Xr.w Tobk, I lei. 23.— The Heraltt* Val
paraiso correspondent says: News comes
irom Buenos Ayres that Governor Rojas
ot Santago del i'stero is still in prison,
and the revolutionists are practically in
control ot the State.
Tho National Cabinet discussed the sit
uation in Santago del Estero, and there
was a division as to the proper course to
pursue. The majority favored federal in
tervention, and finance Minister Ro
mero resigned, and the Executive was
asked for the National Congress to inter
vene, and it was granted, iho Governors
of all the provinces w ere called upon to
have the National Guard re;idy for serv
ice. It is probable that Congress will
appoint a commission to inquire into the
state of atl'airs in tho province.
Prominent Rojiatos have arrived here
and held conlerences with General Rocs.
The situation in the Province is grave,
and there is liable to be serious trouble
before it is settled.
TbmMeraia can say authoritively that
the Chilean Government, as a token of its
desire to renew good feeling and friend
ship with the United States, will send tho
cruiser Captain Pratt from France to
represent her in the naval demonstration
A TERRIFIC HURRICANE
Sweeps Over Spanish Honduras, Caus
ing Much Damage.
New Orleans, Oct. i!3.—The steam
ship Oteri, which arrived from Ceiba,
Spanish Honduras, to-day, reports that a
torritic hurricane swept over the coast of
Honduras on the 12th ultimo, causing
much damage to fruit, ruining bauaua
plantations, blowing vessels ashore and
destroying many houses. The schooner
Helen Adams was sunk in Kuitan har
bor. The Wanderer was blown ashore,
uut Homed inter, as were the schooners
Hoyalist, Goodliu and Norain.
At Kuitan many houses were blown
down. The schooner Honduras, from
Belize to Utitia, with eighteen passen
gers, was dismasted by the storm and
drilted lor two days, but was nnallv
picked up and towed in. The loss of lite
and value to property destroyed will not
be known lor some time.
BCronK Easterly Winds.
report terrific weather. Strong easterly
winds caused the Cuuard steamer Au
rauia to be several hours overdue. The
bark Cbieftan, from San Francisco, re
ports that she encountered a fearful gale
on September 2;ith. She was washed by
huge seas until she almost foundered.
Her sails were blown to shreds. The
coverings of the hatches were blown
away and portions of the copper on the
port sido torn away, the result of which
was an alarming amount of leakage. Her
bowsprit and deckhouse were also badly
Tho Ringleader Killed.
Titusvillk (Fla.), Oct. 23.-A Sheriff's
posse, sent out at noon to-day to arrest
the ringloader of negroes engaged iv a
shooting affair last night, resisted and
wore fired upon. The posso escaped with
a tew scratches, but the negro ring
leader was killed and four others
wounded. The Governor has been tele
graphed for military assistance, and San
tord offered help, but cool heads here
believe the crisis has passed. The white
citizens are armed and watchful, but the
supply of rilles is rather deficient. The
negroes are well armed, and aro in camp
about one mile from town.
General Elections ln Portugal.
Lisbon, Oct. 23.—1n the general elec
tions held in Portugal to-day four Mon
archists and two Republicans were
elected for Lisbon, and three Monarchists
and one Republican for Oporto. Returns
Bo iar indicate that the Cabinet will have
a largo majority. Senor Caravalho, ex-
Mimstor of Finance, and Senor Bon
huray, a banker, were elected after
heated contests. Election riots occurred
in Teientra and other places, aud many
persons were injured. The riots wero
suppressed by troops.
The Prince May Visit America.
London, Oct. 23.—At a dinner party
at Newmarket last week, at which the
Prince of Wales was a guest, he was
asked if there was any truth in the re
port of his proposed visit to Chicago.
The Prince replied that he doubted
whether he could get aw ay next year at
a suitable time. Upon the suggestion
that tho exhibition would probably be
kept over for a second season, the Prince
said he hoped it would be kept open, as
then he might bo able to arrange to
Five Villages Destroyed by Earthquake.
London, Oct. 21.—The Standard 1* cor
respondent at Odessa says five villages
near Kutsis, in Trans-Caucasia, wero de
stroyed by earthquake. Many lives are
reported to have been lost. So far the
bodies of twenty-seven persons have
been recovered from tho ruins of
dwellings aud other buildings.
czarowltz of Russia.
London, Oct. 23. — Tho Chronicle's
Vienna correspondent says : The Czaro
witz will be formally betrothed at
Athens to his cousin. Princess Marie of
Oreece, the Czar, as head of the Orthodox
i .reek Church, having granted a dispen
sation, which was necessary on account
of the cousauguinity of the parlies to the
Melee at an Anarchist Mooting.
Paris, Oct. 23. —An anarchist meeting
was held in the St. Denis quarter to-day
and terminated in a melee, in which
knives and revolvers wero freely used.
Several persons, including a number of
gendarmes, were wounded. Four au
arohists were arrested.
The Yoans King: Recovering.
Madrid, Oct. 23.—The young King is
recovering from the effects of the cold he
caught during the Columbus fetes in
Seville, but it has been decided that tbe
court shall remain at Seville until the
end of the month.
Outstanding Paper to Be Withdrawn.
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 23.—Political har
mony having been restored between the
Government and Parliament, it was
agee.t to settle the financial difficulty by
withdrawing a portion of the outstanding
Seventh Duke or Roxburgh Dead.
London, Oct. ij.—James Henry Rob
ert Innesker, seventh Duke of Rox
burgh, aud Marquis of Bowment and
Cessford, is dead.
A Regular Cinch.
Higgs—Are you followiug the horses
Higgs-Find it pays you any better
than it did before?
Briggs—Much. I'm driving a street
car. —J uclgc.
Break It Gently.
Mx. Homly is not a beauty and he |
knows it. Y\ hen his first baby was born !
"Does it look like me?"
Of course they said yes.
"Well," said he, "you must break it to
my wife gently."—New York Press.
SACKAMEXTO, MOXDAY 3IORXIXG, OCTOBER- 24, 1892.
His Long-Promised Utterauces on
the Contest Appears.
CLEVELAND'S LETTER SUBJECTED TO
Ho Upholds tlio Republican Policy of
Granting Liberal Pensions. Saying
It Is a More Merciful and Honor
able Work la Binding Up the
Wounds of tho Past War Than Pro
paring for a New One — Predicts
That Reciprocity Will "Do More
Than a Resort to Force of Arms ln
Special to the Rf.cokd-Usjojj.
New Yokk, Oct. 2.J.—Blaine's long
promised utterance on the Presidential
election of IStt; appears in the November
number of the North American Review'
which will be published to-morrow. It
occupies thirteen pages. Blame notes
the lack of excitement attending the
present election, suggesting that the
change may bo accounted for by the
growth in population and consequent
absorption in vast commercial and finan
cial operations, and it may possibly indi
cate a subsidence in future of extreme
Of President Harrison's letter of ac
ceptance, he says among other things:
"Perhaps none of hie predecessors made
so exhaustive and none a more clear pre
sentation of the question involved."
Cleveland's letter is subject to a search
ing criticism. Blaiue finds that in a
greater measure thau Harrison's it de
parts from tho party platform: in fact,
Cleveland made the plattorm upon
which he is now before the people, and
"Cleveland's departures from the posi
tion of the party plattorm on tbe ques
tion of free trade confirms the impres
sion, which has been general, that a large
proportion of the Democratic party be
lieve in protection of some form."
Blame makes caustic comment upon
Cleveland's utterance on the currency
and State banks. He upholds the Re
publican policy of granting liberal pen
sions, saying: "The amount we con
tribute for pensions is larger than the
amount paid by any of the European
nations lor a standing army. Surely
binding up the wounds of the past war is
a more merciful and honorable work
than preparing the country for a new
The most remarkable thing in the
Presidential canvass of 1892, Blame re
gards as "the manner in which, in some
sections of the country, all other issues
are put out of sight and the force bill
alone brought into prominence." The
representations made as to the purpose
and effect of the force bill, he declares to
be inconsistent with the spirit of Harri
Blame is full and explicit in his treat
ment of tbe subject of reciprocity, claim
ing a material increase was caused in
the United States trade by reciprocal
trades. He quoted interesting figures
relating to this increase, and predicts, re
garding Cuba, that we shall conquer by
commerce far better thau by force of
arms, and will cordially establish such
mutual interests between Cuba and this
country that commercially the two coun
tries will be one.
Blaiue. dwelling upon the claim of the
Democratic party to be a .leffersonian
party, says: "'lt would surprise Jeffer
son if he could once more appear in the
llesh and learn that he is held as the in
dorser of all the principles and measures
advocated by the Democratic party of to
day. Perhaps it is not worth while to
enter into an elaborate argument on the
subject. The Democracy owes no little
of its success to the persistency with
which its adherents have made its disci
ples believe this pretension through tbe
mutations of their party. Iv vain it is
pointed out that the position of Jefferson
on other subjects was directly the re
verse of the Democratic position; he is
duly quoted at the next convention, and
Now York allegiance taken to his princi
ples. In 1801, after a severe contest,
Jefferson came to the Presidency as the
founder and head of the Republican
party, though the prefix "Democratic"
was, sometimes, but seldom used. The
tenacity with which Jefferson held to the
protective principle was only iv propor
tion to the necessities of the country.
His action in 1807, when ho declined to
recommend the repeal or alteration of
the revenue law alter a surplus of four
teen millions had accumulated, puts him
in tho sharpest contrast to Cleveland, who,
in his term of office, treated the surplus
accumulated as the sum of all villainies.
In conclusion Blame says: "It is inter
esting and suggestive to look over the
platforms of the two parties and see how
much alike they aro in several vital
measures, after the real and decisive
issues are stated. If parties would aim
to discover and define the issues on
which there is vital difference of opinion,
and would confine discussion to them, it
would not only simplify the contest and
be a welcome relief to the two candi
dates, but would also greatly help in ar
riving at tbe truth, which is the ultimate |
object of popular discussion and popular
KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
They Will Take a Hand In Politics at
the Coming "Election.
New York, Oct. 23.—A large number
of Knights of Labor and sympathizers
assembled to-night at a benefit perform
ance tendered James Hughes, the labor
Knight imprisoned for extortion. Ad
dresses were made by Master Workman
Powderly and General Treasurer James
A. liiee. The latter, who was the first
speaker, gave the history of Hughes'
case and said: "What are we going to do
about the case? Well, the Exocutive
Hoard will remain in session until after
election. We are going to issue docu
ments showing how the laboring men
are treated by the Democratic Governors
of Pennsylvania, Tennessee and New-
York. We will 'hunk' with National
Commissioner Harrity and his party.
That the Knights of Labor is a political
organization this year the Democratic
party will learn on election day."
General Master Workman" Powderly
concluded the evening's programme with
a bitter attack upon Governor Flower,
Chairman Harrity and the Democratic
party. He was frequently and loudly
applauded for his vigorous denunciation
of the Democracy.
DEFENDS THE CHINESE.
A Missionary Says They Are Superior
In Many Ways io Other Foreigners.
Nkw York, Oct. 23.—Mrs. Baldwin, for
twenty years a missionary in China,
spoke at the Asbury Park "Methodist
Church to-day before a large congregation,
detailing the kind of treatment she re
ceived at the hands of <. hinese.and stating
that she regarded Chinamen superior in
many respects to other foreigners whom
the United States accords free entrance
to land ami citizenship.
The speaker said since she had been Ue-
livering lectures in this country she had
received threatening letters, and not lo::g
ago a special policeman was detailed to
guard her house to prevent a scheme for
burning it down—this in Christian
America and in Brooklyn. She had never
been in such danger in China.
The Chinese, she said, were good labor
ers, and could work longer in places
where others could not. Yet they were
beaten, bruised and killed all because
they worked, while the Irish and others
got drunk and would not work as weil.
When this reference to the Irish was
made a considerable disturbance arose in
tho church, and several people lelt.
Continuing, Mrs. Baldwin said it made
her sick to hear speeches such as were
made during the Columbian celebration,
in which America was spoken of as tho
land of tho free. She thought it was not
the case. During the war on the Chinese
at Seattle. Cleveland and Bayard was ap
pealed to seven times to protect the Chi
nese, but only sent troops to protect the
United States mails.
SCOTTISH KITE MASONRY.
The Supremo Council of tho Southern
Jurlsdlc-tou Closes Its session.
Washington. Oct. 23.—The Supreme
Council of tho southern jurisdiction of
Scottish Kite Masonry for the United
States closed its biennial session here
yesterday. Representatives were present
lrom all parts of the country, including a
number from the Pacific Coast.
The southern jurisdiction embraces all
tho States and Territories south of tho
Ohio River and west oi' the Mississippi,
as well as the Hawaiian Islands and
Japan. The representatives who were
preseutfrom California were as follows:
W. H. Caswell, State Deputy and one of
tho thirty-three active members of the
Supreme Council; W. F. Pierce, Com
mander-in-Chief of the Grand Consistory
of California; J. B. Merritt, Grand Prior,
and Edwin A. Sherman, Grand Minister
of State. Irom Oregon came George 11.
Chance of Portland, from Washington
Joseph K. Hayden of Seattle, an active
member of the Supreme Council for that
State; Louis '/Angler of Spokane Falls and
Thomas W. Keed of Olympia, and from
Nevada Judge Adolphus L. Fitzgerald of
Among those elected to receive the hon
orary thirty-third degree of Masonry
were George W. Patterson of Oakland
and William 11. Daniel, Henry A. Cline
and ('hartes E. Crocker of San Francisco.
Irving W. Pratt of Portlaud was elected
the active member of the Supreme Coun
cil for < iregon. Among other business
transacted was tho adoption of a resolu
tion giving to the Graud Consistory of
California jurisdiction over ali bodies of
the Scottish Kite iv California, including
the organization at Los Angeles, respect
ing which there has been in the past some
A MADMAN IN A CHURCH.
Ho Presents the Gospel of Truth With
the Aid of Deadly Weapons.
Springfield (Mass.), 0ct.23. -The gos
pel of truth was presented at the point of
a sword, and also with red fire and re
volvers, at the Olivet Congregational
Church to-day. Charles M. Emmons, a
gun maker, employed at the United
States Armory, whdfce mind is unsound
upon religious matters, bought a largo
supply of rockets, red lire, Roman cau
dles, pin-wheels and powder Saturday
afternoon, and at midnight took them
with him to church. After entering the
church the madman arrayed himself in
dust clothes, covering his face and hang
ing the big red book-mark of the pulpit
Bible from a string around his belt.
When the sexton arrived to start the
morning lires he was confronted by the
enshrouded apparition in the pulpit.
Brandishing a revolver, Emmons bade
the sexton listen to the truth. The ses
ton hastily retreated, but not before tne
lunatic fired three shots into the air. The
officers of the church and police were
speedily summoned, but for more than
three hours Emmous stood his ground.
During this time the madman read from
psalms and Revelations, taking oil' his
shoes after reading the verse which says,
"Take off thy shoes, for the spot where
thou staudest is holy ground."
A WEEPING TREE.
Strange Phenomenon Near the Town
of Guthrie. Oklahoma Territory.
Guthrie (O. T.), October 23.—The peo
ple of Stillwater are greatly mystified
over a remarkable natural phenomenon
near that town. In the field of Robert
Copper, south of that place, stands a
largo cottonwood tree, its branches lean
ing out over the bed of a little creek. A
few weeks ago a party of picnickers
stopned under the tree and were startled
by finding there was a continual shower
of water falling from its leaves and
branches. It is in the shape of a fine
mist or drizzle, but it can be plainly felt
and seen at all times.
Although it has not rained in that part
of the Territory for weeks, the fall of
water from this tree has kept up con
tinually, and crowds of people come
from a distance every day to view it.
Those scientifically inclined speculate,
•theorize and give it up. The supersti
tious ones shako their heads ominously,
but tho tree keeps right on sending down I
its shower, and whenever the sun is
shining a beautiful rainbow can be seen
under its branches.
THE SEAD FISHERIES.
The United States Complimented for
tho Course It Has Pursned.
New York, Oct. 23.-—General Lirbnizki,
the Governor of several of the Behring
Sea seal islands that belong to Russia,
and C. M. Grcenwaldt, Superintendent of
the Russian Seal Skin and Sable Com
pany, sailed on the steamer La Bourgogne
for Havre yesterday.
General Lirbnizki has made an ex
haustive study of the seal question and is
going home to make an extensive report
to his Government on the matter.
"I am not at liberty to uisciss the seal
question now," said he, when a reporter
saw him on the French line dock, "but I
can say that to tho best of my belief and
judgment, and on what I know of the
motives that have caused the United
States Government to act, 1 honestly be
lieve that the United States Government
has taken an honorable courso to protect
the seals from total extermination."
"Are the seals in danger of extermina
"I believe they are, but since United !
States vessels have been patroling the i
sea the number of seals has increased !
Boy Almost Devoured by Savace Dors.
Sycamore (111.), Oct. 23.—Fred Ulrich,
a boy, was almost devoured by two sav
age dogs this morning. He was attacked
by one dog, and made a good fight, but
another dog attacked him, and before aid
arrived he was knocked down and nearly
all the flesh on one arm bitten off, and
he was frightfully torn in other parts of
tne body. There are no hopes for his
Bowen Wins ln Eighteen Bound-,
Plao.i*emine (La.), Oct. 23. —The con
tost between Andy Bowcn of New Or
leans and Johnny Eckert of Streator,
Ills., lightweights, to-night, for a purse i
of si.OW before the Cypress City Athletic
Club, was won by Bowen iv eighteen
Superior of the Order.
Baltimore, Oct. 23. — Father Haire, |
who has been pastor of the Immaculate
Conception Church in this city for little
over a year, has been appointed Superior
of the order of Sisters of Charity for the j
BIG FIRE AT THE BAY.
An Oil Company's Works Burned
to the Ground.
RUMORS THAT SEVERAL LIVES
WERE LOST DENIED.
A Tremendous Crowd Attends the
Courslna: Meetlnir at Ocean View-
Park—Excltinc Games of Baseball
at Los Angeles and San Francisco—
Death of a Plonoor Merchant of So
Special to the Ukcoro-Tlkion.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 23.—The California
Oil Works, situated on tho south corner
of Folsom and Main streets, was totally
destroyed by lire last evening and caused
a loss of about $50,000 worth of property.
G. A E. Pennington A- Sons' steel works
at 220 Folsom street were damaged to tho
extent of about $2,000, and lumber be
longing to Hobbs, Wall ft Co.'s box fac
tory was also badly damaged.
Tho fire was caused by the explosion of
an oil tank in the southwest corner of tho
oil works. What the causes of the com
bustion were is not definitely known.
I Captain White, of the Fire Patrol, says
■ that from information which he has been
able to gather he is of the opinion that the
foreman used an open light to examino
tho oil tauk while it was being filled and
that the explosion resulted.
Henry C. Beslov, tho foreman, says he
was several feet distant when the accident
occurred, and was busily engaged at the
time cleaning an oil press with the assist
ance of a Chinaman. There were an en
gineer and and three other white men and
two Chinese at work in tho oil works be
sides the foreman when the explosion
took place, and fears were entertained
last night that no one except Beslov had
escaped, though the police were satisfied
that no lives were lost.
A Portuguese woman from Alameda,
wile of the watchman who had been em
ployed at the California i til Work*, vis
ited the scone of the fire early this morn
ing and inquired if anybody bad been
burned to death. She staled that her hus
band had started for work as usual Satur
day evening, and had not returned, and
as she could not understand what bad
kept him here after the building was
burned down, she came to investigate.
She was told that no lives had been lost,
and that her husband, who might have
stayed at the fire until after the midnight
boat had gone, would probably be found
when she got back home.
Daniel Colton, manager and principal
owner of the oil works, declares that no
life was lost. He claims to have seen all
his workmen since the tire. The firemen
and police are likewise positive that
nobody wj,as in the burning building.
McGOWAN AT REDDING.
The Senator "Makes an Eloquent Speech
Before a Larse Audience.
Redding, Oct. 22.—Senator Frank Mc-
Gowan made an eloquent political ad
dress here to-night to 500 people. F. P.
Prim called the meeting to order and F.
W. Smith was elected Chairman, who in
troduced the speaker with a few remarks.
Senator McGowan held his audience for
nearly tw-o hours, and the many good
points in his argument were aptly illus
trated by humorous sketches which kept
his audience in a good humor.
Starting out with the principle that the
will of the majority should prevail, he
soon entered upon a review of the prin
ciples of the Republican party as adopted
in its platform. He declared that the
policy therein contained was an affirma
tive policy, and contrasted it with tho
Democratic platform, whioh declared a
protective tariff to be unconstitutional;
lhat that platform was a carping, critical
tirade against Republican rule. He said
that the Democratic party had departed
from the principles of its great leaders,
Jefferson, Jackson, Madison and others,
and had made a platform in conformity
with the free-trade principles of Calhoun
and the Southern Confederacy.
He declared for the Republican policy
of honest currency, for a free ballot and
fair count. He made a concise explana
tion of the benefits of the tariff, reviewed
Harrison's war record, comparing it with
that of Cleveland. He gave a review of
Cleveland's record as Governor, showing
that ho was an aristocrat and opposeil to
labor. In a word, McGowan made an
eloquent, telling speech, and a special ap
peal for E. W. Davis and the ticket,
HARE AND HOUND.
I Tremendous Crowd at the Coursing
Meotlng at Ocean View Park.
San Francisco, Oct, 23.—A tremend
ous crowd put in an appearance at Ocean
View Park to-day to witness the inaug
uration of the Ackerson 04-dog stake.
Speculation ruled vory lively, and the
weather, saving a fog which blew up in
; the evening, was perfect. Tho prelimi
nary round was run through, and the
stake will be concluded next Sunday.
The details of the day's racing are as fol
Preliminary round—Sir John beat Bill
the Masher; Monday beat Pete; Dexter
beat Enyda; Whip beat Al Farrow; Dan
C. beat Lilly Hynes; Mountain Hare beat
Nell; Laurel Wood beat I-'airy; Capitano
Maid beat Teresa Fair: Billy Ackerson
beat Dolly Varden; Glen Farreu beat
Babba the Boaster; So So beat Frisco Boy;
White Cloud boat Solano Maid; Depend
On Me beat Nancy Till; Mollie H. beat
Mollie Riley; Skyrocket beat Domino;
Mollie ran a bye; Nellie Bly beat Garry
owen;-Coomassie beat George Washing
ton: Lady Freestone beat Crill Rebel;
Uueen of the Valley beat John W\; Spec
ulation beat John Mitchell; Jennie G.
beat Examiner; Cbicopee beat Native
Son: Short Stop beat Cleverness; Penny
royal beat Spring: San Jose Girl beat
i Country Girl: Bessie from Pike beat
I Donaid; Chief of the Valley beat W'ater
j 100 Lass; Charles W. bent William
O'Brien; Jack Dempscy beat Limerick
Lass; i iccidental beat Tom Moore; and
Young Jessie beat W'edcauke.
Two Games Between the Frlscos and
San .loses—tach Wins One.
San Francisco. Oct. 21.—Two games
were played to-day by the Frisco and
San Jose teams, one being a postponed
contest. Tho home club wou the first
game by a score of 8 to 1, through tho
splendid pitching of Fanning. The
home team played a fine game in the
field. In the second game Sati Jose won
by a score of Bto 3. l-'annin;; was again
: put in the box. and the visitors battened
j their bit* against him, earning five of
. their runs. Lookabangh pitched the sec
ond game for Sau Jose, and hisdelivorv
was a puzzle.
UiiEAT GAME AT EOS ANOKLES.
Los Ancikeks, Oct. 2'J.—Nearly 3,000
1 people witnessed a magnificent game of
ball this afternoon between the Colonels j
and Angels, the former winning the most |
scientific contest of the week by a score l
jof two to one. Dewald was again in fine '
i lorw, and the local hitters could not get the I
ball outside the infield. Three times the
Los Angeles* nine had a char.cc to tie the
scoj-e, with only one man out and a run
ner on second base, but tho little south
paw was Invincible, McNabb pitched a
fine game also, allowing but six hits and
striking out live men.
"Bitten by v Rattlesnake.
Redding, Oct. 23.—A boy name 1 Can
trell, 10 years old, living on Clear Creek,
six miles from Redding, was hunting
with his brothers, when he stepped on a
rattlesnake with his bare foot and was
bitten on the side of the left foot. His
brothers assisted him home, when ins
parents gave him half a pint of rum and
then brought him here for medical treat
ment, it is thought ho will recover.
Geary's Statements Refuted.
Fort Brack), Oct. St—One of the finest
speeches of the campaign was made here
last night by Judge 11. G. Orton to an en
thusiastic audience of over 800 people.
Orton refuted Geary's statements to the
voters of this coast, that the Democratic
party means protection when they say
free trade. The speaker was frequently
applauded by both Democrats and Re
Heath of a Petalnma Merchant.
Pktalima, Oct. 23.—Edward New
burgh, one of the oldest merchants in
Sonoma County, died to-day. He was
about ij2 years old, and a native of Ger
WAS NOT DRAFTED.
Ho Went—He Fontrlit—Ho Won Honors
At a time during the Civil War when it
looked dark for the Union, Governor Mor
ton urged Harrison to assist in raising
troops, saying that, as Harrison had just
been elected Reporter of the Supreme
Court he would find some one else to lake
command. The President's reply shows
the splendid character of the man: "If I
make speeches and ask men to go I pur
poso to go with them." "Very well," the
Governor said: "if you want to go you
can com maud the regiment."
He raised the regiment, and, as its
Colonel, went with it into camp at Bowl
ing Green, Ky. Colonel Harrison was a
disciplinarian, yet he required of his men
no hardship he was not willing to share
with them. Although, at first, there was
some grumbling over the hard duties of
army life, yet finally the regiment took
as much pride and interest in the thor
ough drill to which they were subjected
as the Colonel himself. In its moral as
pects ho attempted to make tbe camp a
counterpart of home. Though strict.
Colonel Harrison was never harsh. His
men loved and honored him. Ills sym
pathy with the sick and dying was deep
and sincere. He was courageous. No
danger made him flinch. His regiment
shared his courage and made for itself a
lasting fame. As a part of the Twentieth
Army Corps it fought in Sherman's vic
torious campaign against (ieneral Joseph
During this campaign Colonel Harrison
frequently distinguished himself by his
quick, courageous action. At Peach Tree
Creek, <j'a., July _(>, ISo4, he saved the
day. General Hooker, in a report recom
mending Colonel Harrison tor promo
tion, said: "My attention was first at
tracted to this young officer by the supe
rior excellence of his brigade in disci
pline and instruction, tbe result of his
labor, skill and devotion. In all the
achievements of the Twentieth Corps in
that campaign Colonel Harrison bore a
conspicuous part. At Resaea and Peach
Tree Creek the conduct of himself and
command was especially distinguished."
He shared iv the battle of Nashville as
commander of a temporary brigade, ln
June, 1885, he received his discharge,
after having been breveted Brigadier-
What Mr. Cleveland Vetoed that Work-
Inifmen Asked Him Not to.
While Governor of New York he vetoed
the bill establishing a Department of La
bor and making the Secretary of said de
partment a Cabinet officer.
He vetoed the mechanics' lien law- bill,
making the wages of workingmen en
gaged in the construction of buildings a
first mortgage on the property.
He vetoed the life and limb bill, mak
ing employers responsible for accidents \
happening from imperfect machinery or i
inferior constructions of buildings.
He vetoed the tenement house cigar bill, '
forbidding the manufacture of cigars in
He vetoed the bill compelling the ele
vated roads of New York City to charge :
only five cents fare.
He vetoed the printers' bill, requiring !
all the State printing to be dove by union
He vetoed the bill making ten hours a ■
legal days' work for all street-car em- j
lie vetoed the bill abolishing convict I
labor in prisons, although this proposi- !
tion, when submitted to the popular vote !
of the people, was carried by a majority
of (JO,OOO. I
He vetoed tbe child-labor bill provid
ing for the inspection of factories where f
children were employed, and prohibiting ;
the employment of children under 14 !
years of age.
He signed the bill compelling station- !
ary engineers of Now- York City to pay a j
tax of J_ per year to the Police Pension !
Fund or be debarred from following their
He signed the bill reducing the fees of |
the New York Harbor pilots, which bill
benefited only the foreign steamship
While President of tho United States:
He killed by a "pocket veto" the arbi
tration bill, compelling the reference to
impartial arbiters of labor controversies
in certain contingencies.
He killed by a "pocket veto" the anti
eonviit bill of l&Sti, and also that of IbSH,
forbidding the use by Government ofil
cials of any merchandise the product of J
The Boston Herald recently advanced i
the astounding assertion that cost of liv
ing is two and a half timesas great in this
country as in England, The Boston ./',«,-
--mil has had the industry to look up tho
letters to the Herald of its London corre
spondent, and finds in one of them a ref- I
ntation of the Herald's assertion. ''When
will that egregious superstition about
Knglish cheapness vanish?" asks the cor- '
respondent and procoeds:
"American furniture is wanted in Lon- i
don. Bring it here and sell it at Amcri- ■
can prices, and you will undersell the !
British dealers and carry away their trade '
bodily. They cannot compete with you." i
"'What!' exclaims some fellow--conn- '
tryman of ours, who is a victim to the I
musty superstition about British cheap- I
ne .. But let the good man hold his I
jii ice. Modern furniture is not only!
liiu'-h cheaper in the United States than i
iv England, it is better made, more artis- I
tie in design and more suitable for the
purpose for which it is intended, and the ;
best of it is from one-half to one-quarter i
tho price of ordinary Knglish stuff. If
any one doubts this I will undertake to ■
furnish him with Knglish price lists from '
the best known dealers, and then he may
convince himself. * * * I have hou-lit'
furniture in the United States and brought
it to my home in London, and saved titty |
per cent, on the English price, and the
goods were one hundred per cent, better
than the English."
The Democratic View.
Tho pension fraud is the greatest of the '
age, and Cleveland struck the beggars in ,
the i.u-e. lie should he given a chance to I
bit 'em again.—Durham iN. C.) Globe.
"Pop,'**said the professional humorist's :
son, -what regiment did the minute men I
ot Lexington belong to?" "To the Sixtv-i
wcond, of course. Ask mc something ;
easy, my boy."—New York Sun. 1
WHOLE XO. 15,920.
THE SPELL NOT YET BROKEN.
| Another San Franciscan Finds
Peace in Asphyxiation.
ENDS KI3 EARTHLY CAREER IN A
NEW JERSEY HOTEL.
Much SufTerlna Caused by the Great
Scarcity of Water at Points North,
of Pittsburg:, Pn. - Train-Robber
Perry, Who Escaped From Ills Cell
In tho Auburn Prison, Found Hid
ing in the Marble-Yard, and Is Om-o
Moro Placed In Close Confinement.
Special to the Record-Union.
A'n.ANiK City (X. J.). Oct. _3.—11. J.
Nilsou.a San Francisco guest of the Man
hattan House, was found dead In his
room this morning by the proprietor atf
tho hotel ami a colored porter. The latter
was sent to Kttaon'a room to awaken him
for breakfast and. getting no response, at
tempted to open the door, but found it
locked. He then opened the transom-and
was partly overcome by the rush of gas
from the room. With tho proprietor be
broke in the door and found Nilson's
body lying across tho bed, cold in de ith,
with the gas yet turned mi lull blast. v
couple of physicians were called, but
could not do anything for him, as he had
evidently been dead some hours. A let
ter was found among his effects asking
that J. P. Eldridge of Westchester, Pa.,
be notified should anything happen him.
The person referred to was notified, but
has not yet replied. Nilson was at
years old, and had the appearance of a
man of means and prominence. It is said
Khad no family connections and trav
l about for pleasure, having plenty of
money, 110 spoke of John VVanamakar,
Postmaster-General, and other prominent
men, and claimed .-lose friendship with
them. A post-mortem examination and
inquest will bo held on the arrival of !'lu-
I PACIFIC MAIL COMPANY.
Discontinue Its Relations With
the Panama Railroad.
SW York, Oct. 23.—The Pacific Mail
mship Company, after February
next, will discontinue its relations with
the Panama Railroad for transferring us
traffic across the isthmus.
The two companies have bad a falling
oat and cannot agree on a new contract.
The steamship company will find a new
Interoceanic route, and the indications
are that it has already reached a dec
Parties connected with the Pacific Mail
Company are taking an active pari in tho
new interoceanic railroad in Honduras,
or rather in tho revival of a charter that
was obtained twenty years ago.
W. s. Scott, who is a stockholder in tbo
Pacific Mail Compauy, has acquired,
jointly with the Valentine brothers, tho
fifty-seveu miles of road already built
■der tho original charter.
Onward Lauterbach, counsel for tl •
cilic Mail Company, is acting (bribe
parties interested in the Honduras rail
road in treeing the charter from tbe clouds
that seem to threaten it. on account of
$30,000,0U0 of bonds issued by the < "overu
inciit for this and other extensive im
President J. B. Houston of tbe Pacific
Mail Company looks favorably upon the
new railroad scheme, and be told them
that if the title could tie cleared up there
was a possibility that tbe Pacific Ma i
Company would make connections with
• for San Francisco.
C P. Huntington, who is a prominent
ockholder of the steamship company,
said before leaving lor San Francisco that
he thought the new railroad in Honduras
was a good enterprise. The indications
Rlhat ho may take an interest in it iv
i the Paeitic Mail Company decides to
that line for its trallic across the istli-
It is estimated that the Honduras road
would cost about 94,000,000 to finish and
would be about _t)n miles long. The rouio
as originally mapped out ex tends from
Puerto Cortez. on the Gulf of Mexico, to
the Gulf of Fonaeca, on the Pacific Ocean.
It la completed from Puerto Cortex to San
Pedro. It is calculated that the local traf
fic, when developed, would more than
pay for the operation of the road, and it
would certainly be a great boon to the
President Houston said: "I don't imag
ine that it will be very difficult to get an
other route. We have had several offered
KThe Honduras road is one of them,
it will take some timo to build it, ami
>urso we will be out in the mean
time. TheGulfof l-'onseca, on the south
ern coast, is the best harbor on the Pa
cific Coast outside of San l-'rancisco. We
send ships there now, and I see no rea
son why that wouldn't be as good a route
as the Panama railroad."
Mr. Houston did not care to Bay how
far the prrties connected with the Pacific.
Mail Company wero interested in tho
LIBERTY Ol* SHOUT DURATION.
Train Robber Perry Again Safely In
Auburn (N. V.), Oct. 23.—The cele
brated train robber Oliver Curtis Perry,
who escaped from ids cell yesterday after
noon by boring a hole through a twelve
inch wall in tho State Prison, enjoyed
his limited freedom just eight hours,
when he was again thrust buck into con
finement more secure than ever before.
Perry was found in tho marble
shop, and at once started for llbi
closely pursued by several prison gnardi.
In his precipitate retreat be rushed di
rectly into the arms of Keeper Smith.
The desperado did not. surrender imme
diately, but made an attempt to kill the
Keeper with a large stone, which he
hurled at him. Smith retaliated by strik
ing Perry on the head with a heavy cane.
This ended the scrimmage, and Pen-,
was carried back to a cell. He came to al
lust, and remarked that he would make
another atteuipt to escape as soon as pos
Scarcity of Water In Pennsylvania.
Kkaiiixo iPa.j, Oct, 23.—Tho extent. :'
inconvenience and suffering caused b
the great scarcity of water at points north
of here can scarcely be imagined, and it
is stated that at some places it is actually
■zry to guard the locomotive tanks
to prevent tho people from carrying oil"
the water. Ow ing to the drought, moun
tain tires have broken out at several
Death of n Dry Goods .Merchant.
Nkw York, Oct. 23.—Kdward 3. Den
ning, senior partner of the great retail
dry goods house of E. Denning it Co.,
successors to A. T. Stewart .t Co., died
suddenly in a bathroom late Saturday
night. Death was due to paralysis of tho
bead, directly caused by the grip.
Rosvn ,L. I.!, Oct. 23.—The Sandpoiut
Hotel was destroyed by fire to-day.' The
loss is estimateil at (100,000 and is said to
be covered by insurance.
Do not follow your prejudices until
they make you hungry. -Dallas News.