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VOLUME LXXXIV.-_\o. 120.
WRECKS ON RAILWAYS. A Snow Plow Runs Into a Passen ger Train Near Stoney City, SERIOUSLY INJURING ABOUT TWENTY PASSENGERS. An Accommodation Train on tho Chi cago and Illinois Koad Telescoped hy an Express Train and Eighteen Persons Badly Injured — Passenger, Train Derailed Near Morning Sun, lowa, Seriously Injuring Eight Persons. Fpecial to tbe Record-Unio.. Wi.ii-TKR City (la.), Jan. If!.—One of the most fearful wrecks on the North western in years occurred at lv o'clock last night near Stony City, la. A snow plow sent out to clear the snow, running ut the rate of fifty miles an hour, tele scoped a Sioux City aud Dcs Moines pas senger train smashing the rear coach into HP-inters, and seriously injuring about twenty of the twenty-five passengers. Among those dangerously injured are K. A. Wood of Nevada; the Sherilfof Stony County, Iowa; Mr. Zeiks, a traveling palesinau of Dcs Moines; W. M. Eibel of Boone, traveling lecturer for the Odd Fellows; John Maines (colored) of Dcs Moines; Mrs. F. A. Conklin and daughter, of Webster City; D. C. Miller, an insur ance agent, of Dcs Moines; F. S. Green wood of l_ake City. The fireman on the snow-plow, and the engineer, were badly injured; L. D. Belaud, John Lloyd, Will iam Keinhardt, B. H. Barnes, William Zeikel, Fabius Ferand and Ovin Musin, ofthe Ovid Musin Concert Company, were seriously injured. The snow-plow ran nearly through the coach. Valises, seats, aud pieces of the ear were thrown in every direction. AX ACCOMMODATION TRAIN TELES! OPED. Chicago, Jan. 13. —An accommodation train on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois road was telescoped at Filty-lifth street to-night by tho Chicago and Erie through train to New York. The engineer ofthe express believed he had a clear track, as was usually the case, but the accommo dation train was delayed, and when the engineor saw the express coming he tried to escape, but the track was slippery and the train did not readily respond, and the express crashed into it, knocking the ac commodation fifty feet forward and crushing the platform of the end rear car into kindling wood, causing it to tele scope the one ahead of it, and that in turn to crush into the end forward coach as far as the fifth seat. Nobody was killed, but John Kedmond, a private of Company 1), Seventeenth Infantry, LT. S. A., was probably fatally injured internally. The other injured are all residents of Chicago and number seventeen persons. While none are considered fatally injured, some ate sutleriug from severe injuries and nearly all aro badly bruised. PASSENUKK TRAIN DERAILED. Morning Sun (la.), Jan. 13.—An lowa Central passenger train was derailed at Overhead crossing, one and one-half miles east of here, to-night. The rear roach fell thirty feet, and was badly wrecked. Eight passengers were serious ly hurt, and two may die. The most seri ously hurt are: Key. Miller, of Wayland, la.; E. T. Drummer, of Wyoming, 111.; Elmer Reeice, of Morning Sun, and Thomas Meyer, of Oakville. The other names cannot be learned. SEVEN MEN INJURKD. Kansas City (Mo.), Jan. 13.—Whilo working in the debris at the Jaccard fire to-day one of the walls fell, burying seven men. Charles Ferris receivod in ternal injuries that may prove latal. John Crane had his left arm broken aud badly bruised. William O'Brien, Joe McArdle and Matt Birmingham were also hurt, but not seriously. HOMESTEAD POIsONING CASE. Testimony of Physicians as to the Cause of Death. PlTTsnt:R«, Jan. 13.—The court was crowded at the second day's trial of Hugh Dompsey for complicity in the Home stead poisoning. Most of the forenoon session was taken up with an examina tion of the men taken ill while working at Homestead and their physicians. The latter all express their belief that the men had been poisoned. The defense objected to the physicians' testimony. The court said the proceedings were somewhat irregular, but if it could be proved tbat the defendants were guilty of furnishing the poison, the evidence would be admissible. The District At torney said he would show this fact and the testimony was admitted. At tbe afternoon session several wit nesses testified to having been seized with sudden and severe illness after eat ing in the Homestead mill. Dr. H. S. Mc< -eary, who treated Will iam 11. Johnston, one of the witnesses, stated that arsenical poisoning alone would produce such marked symptoms as Johnston's case presented. Witness also attended Benjamin Weaver, another witness, whoso symptoms he said could have been produced only by some strong, irritant poison. Dr. A. P. Fogelman, who attended the other witnesses, testified that the cases did not yield to treatment as they should have done. He said tho symptoms in the diseases could have been produced by some corrosive poison. On cross-exam ination, witness said: ''Cooking food in large quantities, drinking water such as the men were not used to, and climatic changes would tend to produce a disease similar to that which affected the men." The doctors testified that they were strongly suspicious that a man named Van Wynkle died of arsenical poisoning. Adjourned till Monday. TRANSCONTINENTAL CONFERENCE. But Little So Far Accomplished by the Meeting. St. Pave (Minn.), Jan. 13.—The close of to-day's session ot the Transconti nental Conference shows no material change from the situation yesterday and no great change from the situation two days ago, for since Wednesday the con ference has accomplished but little, so little, in fact, that some representatives aro becoming restive and nervous. It is understood that some points which were supposed to have been definitely settled yesterday, turned up again to-day in a THE RECORD-UNION. now light and will have to be entirely re considered. Such emergencies as these were uolooked for by the conference and at least a week will pass before the meet ing wiil conclude. The bearing of the Canadian Pacific is said to be a matter of I conjecture, but upon this topic the offi cials unite to silence. WOOL MANUFACTURERS. Space Allotted to Exhibitors at the World's Fair. New York, Jan. 13.—The Wool Manu facturers went into executive session to day. Prior to this the Executive Com mittee went over the plans of the ground alloted by the World's Fair authorities to wool manufacturers for their exhibition. The committee assigned spaces to the dif ferent exhibitors. Thero havo been 20, --500 square feet alloted. This space is to be divided between 175 exhibitors, each stand to be about 5x50 feet. The Wool Manufacturers' General Committee will consider the matter in executive session. LATE GENERAL BUTLER. His Remains Arrive at Lowell — The Funeral on Monday. Lowell (Mass.), Jan. 13.- -The remains of General Butler arrived this afternoon. They were escorted by Butler Post, G. A. R., to the General's late home. The body will be given a military funeral. It will lie in Huntington Hall. The mills will close Monday, the day of the funeral, and all business will be suspended. Boston, Jan. 13.—The Legislature ad journed till Tuesday as a mark of re spect to the memory of General Butler. Obtained Money Under False Pre tenses. Siot-x City (la.), Jan. 13.—D. W. Wood, a lawyer, preacher and temperance agita tor, was convicted this morning of ob taining $17,a_ under false pretenses. Wood was the original prosecutor in this district of saloons existing contrary to law, and well known throughout the State. Sudden Death of a Landscape Gardener. Chicago, Jan. 12.—Henry S. Codman, chief of the landscape gardening at the World's Fair grounds, died suddenly at St. Luke's Hospital this morning. He underwent a surgical operation a few days ago, and was supposed to be getting on well when, without warning, he passed away. Aransas Pass Road. New Orleans, Jan. 13.—A Times- Democrat San Antonio special says: It was learned here to-day that the formal transfer of the San Antonio ami Aransas Pass Railroad to the Southern Pacific will take place January 3oth. Police Want Better Pay. Chicago, Jan. 13.—A petition to the council for an increase in pay during the World's Fair year by the 2,000 policemen is being circulated and generally signed. It is stated that unless granted they will all strike. Arrested for Robblne tho Malls. Chattanooga (Ga.), Jan. 13.—Frank Cushman, brother-in-law of Senator Per kins .of Kansas, has been arrested for robbing the mails. The Prince Will be Invited. Chicago, Jan. 13.—An agent of the World's Fair will leave to-morrow with a special invitation to the Prince of Wales to visit the fair. A Count Short In His Accounts. Cincinnati, Jan. 13.—"Count" yon Konsky, in charge of the weekly Volkx freund of this city, is missing. The amount of his shortage is probably 825,000. HANGMAN'S DAY. FOUR NEGRO MURDERERS EXE CUTED IN MARYLAND. Two Negroes and One White Man Lynched In Arkansas—An Exe cution at New Orleans. Special to the Record-Union. Chestertown, Jan. 13.—An unusual occurrence, a quadruple execution, which came very near being an octuple one, took place in jail here shortly after noon to-day. The history leading up to the tragic end is as follows: In April last a gang of negroes waylaid Dr. J. H. Hill as he was going on a professional visit, cut his throat and beat his brains out with a club. The murder grew out of the testi mony of Hill in a case in which another negro was killed some time before. Fif teen negroes were arrested for the crime, but only nine were indicted and one of these was acquitted. The other eight were sentenced to death. Of this number Chas. Emery, Henry Hurtt, Joshua Baynard, Lewis Baynard, boys of only 10 and one 13 years of age, had their sentences com muted by the Governor to imprisonment for life, and secretly removed by a body of constables at night to Baltimore for fear the enraged populace would storm the jail and lynch them, which they un doubtedly would have done. The re maining four, Fletcher Williams, Frisby Conegys, Charles Brooks and Moses Brown, were hanged on the same scaffold to-day. Aside from the fact of the num ber, the scenes attending the execution , were in no way unusual. The negroes , had a season of prayer and praise before beginning their march to the scaffold. As soon as the drop fell a shout of ex ultation arose from the men who crowded into the jail-yard and surrounded the scaffold. Fletcher Williams and Moses Brown died almost without a struggle, but Brooks and Comegys went through the most appalling contortions. The lat ter died from strangulation, and the for mer's death was due to the dislocation of his ueck. Old farmers who gathered about the dying men laughed, some even cursed the negroes. The men died iv from ten to eighteen minutes. The heart of Williams beat seventeen minutes, although he acted as though he died first. At 12:00 o'clock tho bodies were cut down and placed in pine coffins at once, and two express wagons conveyed them to the potter's field. After the execution the people quietly dispersed. LYNCH LAW IN ARKANSAS. Brinkley (Ark.), Jan. 13.—Two more negroes and one white man were lynched yesterday in the vicinity of Cotton Plant, forthe murder and cremation of Atkin son and his family Saturday night. Two negroes were lynched for the same crime last Monday. A NEW ORLEANS EXECUTION. New Orleans, Jan. 13.—Allen Beader (colored) was hanged to-day for the mur der of William Hamilton last ApriL SACRAMENTO. SATURDAY MORNING-, JANUARY 14, 1893. CARNOT MALIGNED. Enemies of the President Trying to Force Him to Resign. ASSAULTS MADE UPON HIS WIPE AS WELL The Former Chief Secretary of tho Canal Company Testifies to tbe Scandalous Abuses With Which the Whole Worli was Honeycombou— Everybody in the Management of the Company Cognizant of the Frauds Practiced. Special to the Record-Union. Paris, Jan. 13.—Tho gravest rumors are ailoat in regard to President Carnot. Several deputies, who have been most earnest in pushing the Panama investi gation, declare they will not rest until Carnot is forced to resign, 'i'he strongth ofthe case against tho President depends upon tho credibility of Baihut, ex- Minister of Public Works, and Carnol's friends claim no faith whatever should bo attached to Baihut's disclosures; that ho is malignant against Carnot for not having protected him from prosecution and he wishes to drag the President down with him. On the other hand, it is pointed out by the enemies of Carnot tbat Baihut's charges agree with tho facts as' known, and that Charles De Lesseps would probably corroborate Baihut if permitted to reveal all he could reveal. These enemies of Carnot argue that the trial of tho two De Lesseps has been hastened to bring them within the grasp of Carnot and keep them silent as to any connection of the head of the State with tho Panama _______ They argue also that Bourgeois has not beeu as earn est as he might have been in bringing the truth to light, and that the opposi tion of Bourgeois to tho arrest of Baihut was really based upon his fear that Bai hut might accuse his former fellow-Min ister Carnot. Meantime, President. Carnot preserves his serene temper and seems indifferent to tho assaults upon him. These assaults are not confined to himself. The Radicals condemn Madame Carnot for spending so much money on dress, aud trying to imitate the grande dames of the Faubourg St. Germain. In addition, they pretend monarchist habits and customs are in vading the Klysee, therefore its present occupants must be turned out in the sacred interests ofthe republic. Constans is credited by nearly every one with being at tho bottom of the at tack upon Carnot. He is known lo have a bitter feeling toward tho President on accouut of his ejection Irom the Cabinet, and to be desirous also of removing Car not from Presidential rivalry. Constans keeps very quiet. Ho disclaims responsi bility for the existing agitation, but his disclaimer finds no credence among the well informed. All eyes are turned to ward Constans as the coining master, if not already the master of tho situation from a Kepublican standpoint. The other prominent figure is General Saus sier, whose control of the military in Paris would give him, iv the event of an uprising, almost unlimited opportunity to gratify liis own ambition, or serve the purpose of others. It is known Saussier has been sounded both by the Socialists and the Bonapartists, but thoy havo not met with enconrageinent. THE TIUAL OF TIIK ACCUSED. Paris, Jan. 13.—The Panama trial was resumed this morning. A number of witnesses were called to show that favor able reports were made I.y the canal company which were known to be untrue by the officials, and insurmountable diffi culties, known to be so by De Lesseps i and others, were brushed aside. Captain Fraysse. the Superintendent of the canal works, said that he frequently told Ferdinand De Lesseps of tno diffi culties that were hindering the enterprise. Etienne Martin, once Chief Secretary of the Canal Company, described his expe rience while he was in oilice and thescorn he felt for the methods of the Directors. The unvarnished corruptness of the con tract system, he said, often rendered him so indignant that he protested to the board at a meeting against the scandalous abuses with which the wholo canal work was honeycombed. Eventually he re signed, rather than sign contracts for ma chinery and supplies with French firms whose bids, taken together, wore 28,000, --000 frauks higher than the bids of English and Dutch firms. Everybody in the management of the compauy knew this sort of work was being done. Also Baron De Reinach and other financial agents were getting enormous commis sions. M. Hyeronimus, Chief Accountant of the Panama (.'anal Company, was ques tioned at length by President Perivier in regard to tho bous anouymes, but his an swers were evasive, and he insisted that he knew nothing of the company's ope rations. M. Reynior, the Canal Company's cash ier, made a statement as to the expenses, issues and loans. Carelul questioning as to the names on the vouchers that he signed elicited only the reply, "I do not know." M. Boudard, entrusted with part of the press fund used by tbe Panama company, also had a lapse of memory. Charles De Lesseps was called to testify as to bonds payable to bearer issued by the Panama Canal Company. He was white and haggard. His ey.-s were blood shot and he spoke apparently with diffi culty, lie explained that of some 1, --000,'.>00 francs Bons au Portur, ;.75,000 went to M. Baihut, then Minister of Pub lic Works, and 600,000 to Cornelius Harz. The rest of the money was distributed in small amounts among many persons, whose favor was indispensable to the company. M. Oberndorffer, a banker, testified that as a member of the guarantee syndicate he took shares to tbo nominal amount of 1,175,000 francs, paying for them two francs and fifty centimes each. His profits from this source were eventually 1,200,000 francs. For suggesting the lot tery scheme he received some 2,000,000 francs. As this proved to be an excellent operation he never considered himself overpaid. He said he received nothing for his work on the Bourse in the com pany's interest. If. Flory testified: "Charles De Les seps told me ho gave Oberr.dorfier large sums to reward him for suggesting the lottery plan, and to prevent him from speculating on the Bourse against the interests of the canal company." Engineer Pisch of the Commentry Iron Works said the canal company was struggling constantly against the most outrageous demands of contractors. De spite the opinions of expert engineers, the company usually yielded to the de mands. M. Joly, a Panama Canal shareholder, said the newspaper attacks upon the Canal Company decided him, in ISSG, to sell his shares. He consulted with Count Ferdinand De Lesseps, who dissuaded him from doing so, declaring that tho attacks emanated froihau English source, which was not worthy of credence. Senator Guyehard, President ot the Suez Canal Company, gave testimony eulogistic both of Count De Lesseps and his son Charles. < harles De Lesseps was recalled and testified that tho checks paid Arthur Meyer, editor of (.'an .'<_., amounted to 10U,0;_) francs. De Lesseps was allowed to make a statement in rebuttal of Etienne Martin's testimony. "M. Mar tin knows me too well," ho said, "to say I ever did anything inimical to the inter ests of the shareholders." M. Martin declined, however to modify or withdraw any of his testimony. The evidence so far iv the trial is re garded as assuring a conviction. The report of M. Flory, Government Accountant, contends that the responsi bility for the Panama frauds and decep tion rests upon the whole Board of Pan ama Directors, because, having squan dered tho share capital, they concealed the real situation by false statements in order to obtain subscriptions and protect their own interests. revelations to be Pt fILISnED. Paris, Jan. 13.—Before the Parliament ary Commission to-day the liquidator of the Dunamile Company, with which Ar ton was connected, told the commission that Arton's ability was greatly exagge rated iv the reports purporting to de scribe him. Ho had, however, ab sconded, leaving a shortage of nearly 5,000,000 francs. • M. Tattischeif, Paris representative of the Russian newspaper Xovoe Vrema will bo questioned to identify the payee ofthe check for 500,000 francs reported to have been paid to the Xouoe Vrema. The rumored inquiry iv Baihuts, case is ended, but he will be next charged before the Assizes. Temps says the examining magistrate has summoned Cornelius Herz, now in London, to testify. If he refuses he will bo prosecuted. Ooearde professes to have ascertained the identity of the Embassador who re ceived 500,000 francs from the Panama people. His name, says that journal, begins with M, but is neither Munster nor Moheinheim." I le represented a power unfriendly to France. In the course of a week or two Coearde may publish the name, if in the meantime it should not be mentioned at tho trial or in tho inquiry. In connection with the charges that President Carnot was well awaro of the guilty connection of men in high places with the Panama frauds, attention is called to the statement of Comte CafTar clli to the efieet that Yves-Guyot told him, when Minister, that he one day saw Constans show members ofthe Cabi net Council a large packet of documents destinod for the President. That packet, according to Yves-Guyot, contained the names of persons, not all of whom wero Deputies, who received money from tho Panama funds. Carnot's enemies allege that he was keeping back evidence against guilty men, in order to hold it over them when tbe time for the election should come, and thereby compel them to support him for re-election. M. Pierre, a faithful follower and de fender of General Boulanger to the la>t, iias some curious "revelations" to make about the Panama scandals. He intends to publish them. One ex tract from the record throws light on the proceedingsatthe Cabinet Council. When Rosseau's proportion ofthe canal was read the utmost secrecy was preserved about it. Before opening it the Ministers made sure the ushers who brought in the lamps had all gone, aud locked the doors carefully behind them. Then a search was made under the tables, and finally all present gave promises to keep the report a thorough secret. Nevertheless, misleading extracts from the report were published. THE ORLEANIST PLOTTERS. Madrid, Jan. I.i.—The greatest interost is exhibited here in the trial of the Pan ama directors aud in tho disclosures affecting high officials in France. Sel dom have the Spanish mouarchists in their daily articles in their press shown so dearly their antipathy for the friends of republicanism and their desire to see Orleanist restoration in France. The court and aristocratic circles, well known friends of the Orleans family, openly say that as far back as September the Austrian and Spanish Governmeuts aud courts wcae informed of the coming assault upon the republic, and knew that a coalition had been agreed upon by which the Boulangists would lead the at tack, while the Orlcauists would provide the necessary funds. The aim was to bring on a crisis and force M. Carnot to resign beiore the general election, when the adversaries of the republic hoped to sweep the course. Riotous Strikers. Berlin, Jan. 13.—Driven to despera tion the striking miners at Dortmund be came riotous this morning aud had to be dispersed by the police. A number of them were wouuded and the leader ar rested. Cholera at Hiiml-urs. Hamburg, Jan. 13.—Auother of the crew of the steamer Murziano, from New Orleans, has been attacked with the cholera. The Vice-President-elect. N.wiville iTenn.i, Jau. 13.-^General Stevenson devoted the day to public aud social entertainments. At noon the two houses of the Legislature met in joint convention to receive General Stevenson. The distinguished gentleman whom the representatives assembled to honor ap proached the Speaker's stand, escorted by Governor Buchanan, and was pre sented to Speaker Davis. Stevenson made a short address. Senatorial Ballot fn Montana. Helena (Mont.), Jan. 13.—The joint ballot for United States Senator resulted to-day as follows: Sanders (Rep.), 32; Clartt (Dem.i, 25; Dixon (Dam.), S; Mil ville (Peo.). 3; paired. 2. PERISHED IN THE FLAMES. Hotel at Duluth. Minn., Burned to the Ground. TWO MEN AND ONE WOMAN LOSE THEIR LIVES. The Condition or Ex-Secretary Blame Again Critical in the Extreme- Senator Carlisle Accepts tho Port folio of Secretary of the Treasnry In President-Elect Cleveland's Cahlnot —General Butler's Remains Taken to Lowell, Mass. Special to the Record-Union. Duluth (Minn.), Jan. 13.—The St. Louis Hotel was _______ to the ground to-day and adjoining property badly damaged. The firo started in the base ment of tho hotel and was caused proba bly by a leaky gas meter. The ilames spread with great rapidity and many guests had great difficulty in escaning. Thero were many narrow escapes aud many were slightly injured by the break ing of three windows to reach'the fire es capes. Several ladies made their escape very lightly clad and sullered severely from cold. It was reported at first that four or five lives were lost, but later this was contradicted. Late this evening, however, Conductor Schael'er of the "Soo" line reports that Brakeman Pres ton and Baggageman Beaudcr, who roomed together at the hotel, are miss ing, and there is littlo doubt they per ished. It is also feared that a scrub woman, name unknown, perished.' The Brighton Hotel next door and other property in the immediate vicinity suf fered considerable damage from heat aud smoke. The losses aggregate about *7 >, -000, of which about ;5_,000 is on the St. Louis Hotel. TIIE SICK STATESMAN. Blame's Condition Attain Critical in tho Extreme. W7_shinoton, Jan. 13.—The symptoms of difficult breathiug which caused the hasty summons of physicians to Blame's bedside about midnight did not develop into anything alarming. Dr. Hyatt re mained until after 5 o'clock to bo ready in case of a sudden emergency, but none arose. Blaino passed a comfortable night. and there is no noticeable change in liis condition this morning. Dr. Johnson, after his call at 11 o'clock this morning, stated that Blame did not appear to be so well. He was asked if Blame had recovered tho strength lost from the relapse last night. Johnson said Blaino did not have a relapse, but simply sutl'cred from the difficulty of respiration. Representatives of the press wero told this evening that Blame was about the same. Drs. Johnson and Hyatt called about 9 o'clock, and after remaining with the patient a quarter of an hour left. Dr. Johnson said Blame was languid aud weak during the day, but otherwise there was no change in hi 3 condition. Dr. Johnson will return to tho house be tween 11 and 12 o'clock aud remain the remainder of tho night. This indicates that Blame's condition is again critical in the extreme. NO AGREEMENT REACHED. Rival Houses Continue to Meet in Kansas. Topeka, Jan. 13.—Both houses met again this morning, apparently more de termined than ever to hold tho fort. Sev eral Populists, convinced that their posi tion is untenable, have made futile at tempts to break away from the radical wing and act with the Republicans, but the pressure on them to remain in the ranks is too great. The Republicans in sist that they will not leave the hall ex cept ou the display of force. Finally at noon both houses'agreed to adjourn till 4 o'clock. This was done at a request from the Governor that a committee from each house wait upon him. At -1 o'clock both houses reassembled, but by mutual agreement adjourned im mediately until 5...0 o'clock to-morrow morning. In a spirit of conciliation the Republi cans withdrew tho application filed yes terday in the Supreme Court for a man damus agaiust Secretary of State Osborne. The Populist leaders have proposed a plan for settling tho House squabbles, proposing that the Populists concede the legality of the Republican organization; that a committee composed of Populists, Republicans and Democrats be appointed; that no legislation be attempted at first except the creation of a commission to consider all contest cases, its findings to be conclusive, and the House, as consti tuted by its findings, to decide which of the presiding officers is official. The Re publicans have not yet accepted, but a compromise ls possible. SENSATIONAL BfJIOR CONTRADICTED. Kansas City, Jau. ]...—A rumor was in circulation here this evening to tho effect that Governor Lewelling had been assassinated at Topeka. There is no troth in the rumor. Everything is quiet at Topeka. ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE, The Anti-Option Hill Causes a Stir In the House. ______ra_____n (OL), Jan. 13.—A stir was caused in the liouse this morning by the Introduction of a resolution calling on the Illinois members in Congress to work for the passage of the anti-option bill. The question soon becamo a party one, the Democrats, in accordance with the position of Senator Palmer, opposing it; the Republicans, to fit Seuator Cullom's position, favoring it. The Democrats finally succeeded in rallying enough Democratic farmers to their aid to refer the resolutiou to tho Committee on Fed eral Relations liy tbe close vote of 57 to 53. It is understood the liemocrats intend to allow tho resolution to sleep in commit tee. WANTS A BIGGER PUR.i:. Offer for James Daly to Flcht Joe thoyn.ki. Buffalo (X. V. >, Jan. 13.—Late this afternoon James Daly, the pugilist, and champion Corbett's former sparring part ner, received a telegram from the Olym pic Club of New Orleans, asking if he i would accept a purse of^U.OuO for a fight to a finish with Joe Choynski of San Francisco, the battle to take place early in March. This is the second otter tbat Daly has had this week, the other coming from the Pacific Club of San Francisco, which will hang up a purse of §S,iKK. for the battle. Daly lias not accepted either offer. He thinks the battle ought to be worth §10,OJO. Carlisle Accepts. New York, Jan. 13.—Senator Carlisle has accepted a place in Cleveland's Cabi net, according to the _.'«.!'- Washington correspondent. He says in a special to that paper: "Before leaving Washington for Kentucky, Carlisle mailed a letter to Cleveland accepting the Secretaryship of the Treasury. It is said Carlisle accepted the portfolio on condition that he should have the solid support of the Adminis tration in his candidacy for the Presiden tial nomination in 189.." I'resident-Elect Cleveland. Lakewoob (N. J.), Jan. 13. —President- elect Cleveland left Now York at 3:40 c. m., and arrived here at ..:10. Cleveland was accompanied by Mrs. Cleveland, baby Kuth and Francis P. Freeman, of this place, an intimate friend of the fam ily. Cleveland said he came to Lakewood for a quiet rest, and would not be bothered with politicians. Wyoming Legislature. C_-_____-f___ (Wyo.), Jan. 13.—Nothing but routine business was dove in the House to-day. The Senate adjourned until Monday. The House committees were announced by Speaker Tidball. A majority of the Chairmanships went to the Democrats, and tho remainder to the Pooulists. Tho session was short, and only to hear the committees read. C'hanco for Marriageable Girls. New York, Jan. 13. —Hotelkeeper O'Brien of Huron, S. D., has written to a priest here, saying he and his neighbors want a carload of marriageable Irish girls shipped to Huron, where husbands can be found as plentiful as blackberries in July. ARCTIC WEATHER IN THE EAST. ICE IN RIVERS TWENTY FEET IN TIIICKNESS. Fears of a Repetition of the Great Flood of 1381 at Pittsburg When tho Thaw Comes. .Special to the Record-Union. Moroantown iW. Va.), Jan. 13.—The ice gorge extends from two and a half miles above this place to Lock No. 5, and is fourteen to twenty feet thick. Tiie river is believed to be frozen to the bot tom, below the city. It is filled thirty feet high in places. The snow is thirty six inches deep on the level. A FLOOD IN PROSl'i.l I. Pittsiuku, Jan. 13.—River men fear a repetition of the great flood of 18_ 1, when a thaw comes, accompanied by great loss to property. Twenty tow-boats and 100 coal boats and barges are frozen up in harbor. THE WORST BLIZZARD IN YEARS. Omkaloosa (la.;, Jan. 13.—A drifting snowstorm has caused nearly all freight traffic to be abandoned. This is one of the worst blizzards for many yea/s. . It is 20° below at some places and is growing colder. fierce winds and snowdrifts. , Kansas City, Jan. 12.—Reports from all over Kansas state that the worst bliz zard of tho stormy winter is raging. Snow is drifting before the fierce winds, aud tho thermometer is W below zero. ICE TWENTY INCHES THICK. Davenport (lal, Jan. 13.—The mercury marks 10° to 22° below zero. It is the coldest this winter. The ice in the Mississippi is twenty inches thick. ICE AT NEW YORK. New York, Jan. 13.—Tho storm has ceased hereabouts, but the ice blockade in tho harbor continues. The bay is full of ice and the sound is full as far as the eye can reach. Later.—The ice blockade in tho river and harbor has raised. Although there is ice and plenty of it still afloat, it offered no barrier to the progress of vessels, and the ferry-boats were able to make trips on schedule time. The wind that swept out northwest must be credited with working tho change. The Narrows are still choked, but not by such dense masses as on Thursday, when the big iron steamships wero compelled to lie to. COLD IN TENNESSEE. Nashville, Jan. 13.—Yesterday, last night aud to-day were the coldest of the winter, and citizens of Nashville were astonished this morning by the unusual sight of a frozen river from bank to bank for the first time in fifteen years. SNOW BLOCKADE CAX'SES A FAMINE. P_-__-___-_t-_r____ (W. Va.), Jan. 13.—0n account of the snow blockade of country roads there is an actual famine in Eliza beth, Wirt County. A messenger reports two stores out of provisions, and only an organized expedition ablo to make its roads good as it goes can reach them. S. F. AND N. P. RAILROAD. Bids Offered for the Purchase of the Donahue Line. San Rafael, Jan. 13.—The executors of the James M. Donahue estate, accom panied by their clerks and attorneys, assembled in the chambers of Superior Judge F. M. Angellotti this morning for the confirmation of the bid of I. and W. Seliginan _t Co., and Laden burg, Thol nian <_. Co. of New York, for the interest of the estate in the San Francisco and North Pacific Railway. The bid, which amounts to . 4'-_),000, is upon the condition that the ..1,000 shares of stock of tbe es tate be delivered free to them of all in- cumbrance. Tho hearing of the con firmation of the bid has been set for Feb ruary 21th in open court. Before the re turn of the bid by the executors a bid _a- tiled in court this morning by Will iam Graves, present (ieneral Manager of the North Pacific Coa»t Railroad, for (.50,000 for the same property, and upon conditions somewhat similar to the former bid. No action was taken on this bid on the grounds that the Seligman bid was filed yesterday and accepted before the filing of Mr. Graves' bid, but which will leave Mr. Graves' bid to the dis cretion of tho court at the confirmation for acceptance. If Mr. Graves assumes control ofthe road it will meet tho appro bation of the people throughout Sonoma and Marin Counties, as he has shown great skill as a railroad man in building up the narrow-gauge since he assumed the managership. WHOLE NO. 15,990. A WOMAN'S BRAVERY. Puts a Scoundrel Who Hart Entered Her House to Flight, BUT NOT UN" , SHE HAD PUT TWO BUlu ~'S INTO HIM. Two llou.o t Correction Prlsonoi•_ Escape From the Guards While Being Taken to Work -An Old Pioneer Found Bead _.oar Redding —Rain at Sononia — Results or tho Racos nt Sa. Francisco. f-reclal to the P. __-o__-UNio_r. Saj. Bernardino, Jan. 13.—About noon yesterday a daring scoundrel en tered the homo of Oscar P. Taylor, a lawyer of this city, on Pearl street, ar.d secreted himself in a bedroom. Mrs. Taylor, who was in the buck yard at the time, hearing the noise came in and, approaching tho bedroom, WW tho man trying to hide under the bed. When discovered the man said: "I want to see you." -Mrs. Taylor replied by ordering him out of the room, and when he did not go she ran into another-room and seized a small rifle and returned again. The man started toward her, when Mrs.' Taylor fired, hitting him in the neck, causing a wound and profuse bleeding. Mrs. Taylor then closed the door of the bedroom and locked it, when the man railed loudly to be released. Failing in this ho raised the window and jumped out into the yard. Mrs. Taylor then ran around the house on the back porch and shot at him again, and sho says that she thinks she hit him a second time, as he immediately threw liis hand up on his back. The uiau was not a tramp, as he WM well dressed. Taylor was away from home, but returned last night, aud tho matter was reported to the police this morning. RACES AT TIIE BAY. Last Day But One of tho JocKey Club Mooting. Sax Francisco, Jan. 11. —There was a good crowd at the Bay District track to day. The weather was clear and cold and the track fast, The meeting will close to morrow. This was resolved upon last night, and the President says that the reasons are that the horses and people are tired out, and that the first week's racing has proved this to them. Fivo furlongs, dead lit at between Queen 1.. and Jack the Kipper, Bed Koso third, Time, 1:01_. Queen B, won the run-oifin 1.-021. Eieven-sixteeiiths of a mile, Quarter Stall' won, Huguenot second, McGinnis thiad. Time. 1:0*1. Mile and a sixteenth, Ccntclla won, Minnie Elkins second, Sheridan third. Timo, 1:_8_. Six furlongs, Crawford won, Sedalia, second, lonna Lilht third. Time, 1:141. One mile, Revolver won. Initiation sec ond, Atlas third. Time, l:-t__. PIONEERS PASSING AWAY. One Dies at Sonoma and Another ac Redding. Sonoma, Jan. 13.—P. H. Yollmar, a resident of the embarcadero for tho past twenty-one years, died this morning after a lingering illness. Deceased was an old pioneer and a prominent member of Sonoma Lodge, No. 28, I. O. O. F., under whose auspices his funeral will take place early this morning. DIED OR Ills WAV i11..1K. Redding, Jan. 13.—An old pioneer named Jake Bedell was found dead this morning near the slaughter-house. Ho was about 75 years of ago and it is pre sumed died from old age while ou his way homo from Redding. lie was one of the old placer miners of the county. idaiio -olovs. An Apportionment Bill Introduced in tho Sen_t<.. BOISE (Idaho), Jan. 13. —An apportion ment bill, based on the vote cast at the recent election, was introduced in the Senate to-day. The bill provides that each county shall have at least one Sena tor and Representative. In the Houso the Flection Committee reported back the Story test-oath bill with recommend ation that it pass. A memorial to Con gress for tho passage of tho free coinage bill was unanimously adopted. CONVICTS ESCAPE. Two Ilonse of Correction Prisoners at Earge. San Francisco, Jan. 13.—0n Wednes day last, when tho inmates of the House of Correction were being conducted to work in the outlying iields, Charles Huft ncr and Edward T. Daily slipped away and made good their escape, neither hav ing been seen since. They aro both bad characters. Huftner was serving a four years' sentonce for burglary, and Daily oue of three years for highway robbery. Southern Pacific Extonslon. San Dif.oo. Jan. 13.—A renort reached here to-day that the Southern Pacific and Spreo&els have arranged for the oxten sion of the Southern Pacific to this place, via Riverside, to connect with the steam ers Spreckcls will put on. The arrange ment is to affect the Canadian Pacific's advantages. Death or a Wealthy Citizen. Pout Townsend (Wash.!, Jan. 10.—A telegram was received from Los Angeles this evening, stating that C. C. Bartlett of this city died there to-day. He had been a resident of this city thirty years, and was very wealthy. A Dally Paper Explros. San Bernardino, Jan. 1.1.— The (?_ --tette, a daily papas that for somo months past has undertaken to supply a "long felt want," expired last night, leaving its creditors behind looking for about $000. Died From Ills Injm-los. Woodi.anu, Jan. Kl.—Frank Jeans, a carpenter, died to-day from injuries caused by a fall from the City Hail, vow *being built. Rain at Sonoma. Sonoma, Jan. Is.—Rain commerced to fall this morniug and continued for sev '. era! hours.