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Little Progress Toward a Settle
ment of the Silver Question.
They Talk Nhrht and Day — Allen
Sneaks for Twelve Hours and a
Half—Little Chance of a Compro
mise—Representative Lond of Cali
fornia Addresses the nouso on tho
Question of Chinese Restriction.
Special to the Record-Union.
Washington, Oct. 12.— The weary
struggle in the Senate goes on and on,
and to-night little progress seems to have
been made towards a settlement. Tho
silver men still have the upper hand, and
control the situation. The first intimation
of the weakening of the repeal forces was
the decision of Voorhees to move for a
recess to-night from 10 p. m. until 11 to
morrow. He reckoned, however, with
out the silver mon, who announced that
they would not yield the floor to Voor
hees to make the motion, and thus he was
obliged to abandon the plan. Many
stories of a compromise were in the air
to-night, but the unqualified statement of
both sides is that the fight now in pro
gress must be decided before any com
promise can be broached with success.
The scene was a brilliant one. The sotting
for the fierce struggle in progross on tho
floor, in the dazzfing glare of artificial
lights, was one to impress the mind and
fa.scinate the eye. The galleries were
banked to the doors. Below on the lloor
was the wreck of a great parliamentary
battle, then thirty-two hours old. The
haggard faces around betoken the long
strain to which the attempt to force the
silver men to yield by a test of brute
btrength subjected the Senate.
Washington, Oct. 12. —All nightlong
Senator Allen of Nebraska held the lloor,
interrupted by an occasional ill-tempered
colloquy or roll call, which dragged tho
sleeping Senators lrom the adjoining
cloak rooms. Gray dawn, at b a. m.,
found Allen still hold^g the fort in the
great struggle against unconditional re
peal, as ho had been doing since darkness
fell last night, He had broken all pre
vious records. For twelve hours and a
half he had held the floor continuously.
The longest time any Senator had previ
ously occupied the floor was on the oc
casion of the force bill fight in lS:d,
when Faulkner remained on guard
twelve hours, though Allen had a breath
ing sped during tho absence of a quorum.
He seemed almost as fresh as when he
began. His voice was still ioud and
strong, aud the great strain seemed not to
have atfected his physical or mental
ihe effort was made shortly after (i
o'clock by the anti-silver men to reach
an agreement with the silverites for a re- j
cess until 10 o'clock, but the latter de- i
clined the offer.
As hours passed Senator Allen's pow
ers of endurance amazed the auditors.
Shortly after 7 o'clock shoup made a
point of no quorum. The roll-call de
veloped the presence of only forty mem
bers, three short of a quorum. These,
however, were soon supplied.
Wolcott made a point that forty-three
were not a quorum, as Idaho, Wyoming
and Washington were only partially
represented, and forty-three would not be
a majority with their full representation.
The rule was then read to the effect that
tho majority of the Senators chosen and
sworn should constitute a quorum.
Manderson said the present rule was
adopted under stress of circumstances, in
1864, when eighteeu Southern States were
unrepresented, but couteuded the neces
sity for it had passed.
Nice-President Stevenson ruled that
the Senate as constituted was composed
of eighty-five members, aud forty-three
were a quorum.
Wolcott appealed from the decision.
Hale moved to lay the appeal on tho
The appeal was tabled—3B to 5. Allen,
Manderson, Martin and Peffer voting in
the negative.
Then Allen, apparently as fresh as
when he began fourteen hours ago, re
sumed his address. It was far from the
argument upon the question at issue, but
it filled in the time. Allen concluded at
8:15 o'clock.
Martin of Kansas was to follow him,
but Voorhees suddenly interposed with a
motion to lay the Peller free-coinage
amendment to the repeal bill on tho table
and the roll-call thereon began.
The result showed two short of a quo
rum, owing to the announcement of sev
eral pairs and the refusal of some of the
silver men preseut to vote.
Vilas mado a point of order that when a
Senator is present he must vote unless
The roll-call was ordered, showiug
forty-five Senators present.
Tho poll was then recalled on tho mo
tion to lav Fetter's amendment on the
Only forty-one Senators vbted.
Dubois being the first Senator on the
roll and preseut who refused to vote, the
Chair called on him for an explanation
Dubois said he considered the am endinen'
too important to be passed upon without
debate. t
The vote on the motion to excuse Du
bois resulted—2l ayes, 29 noes.
Dubois' name was again called. He still
failed to respond. Then followed a dis
cussion whether Dubois could be com
pelled to vote, but the point was soon
I»Meantime other Senators came in, and
at 9:15 the ballot was announced, show
ing fifty Senators voting.
The Fetter amendment was laid on the
Voorhees said the Peffer amendment to
the Voorhees bill was the only one pend
ing exospt that offered by the Commit
tee on Finance, which is the Wilson or
House bill. There were, however, other
amendments proposed by Senators, but
not yet offered. These would be in order
when ottered. He said the Finance Com
mittee's amendment was now before the i
Senate, and asked that Martin of Kansas |
be recognized to discuss the question.
It was 9 o'clock when Martin began his
plea for the free coinage of silver. At fre- .
quent intervals he was interrupted by de- !
mands for roll calls, when it became cvi- ,
dent that a quorum was not in the cham- j
During one of the intervals, Stewart :
read a letter warning him to desist in "ob- ;
Btructing legislation," or he might be
blown up with dynamite.
The reading merely provoked a laugh.
Martin kept on with frequentinterrup- !
tions tor roll call until 4 o'clock, when he i
said he would close for the present, with I
the hope that he might continue discus- !
sion at some future time, as there were
Beveral important phases ho had not ;
touched on.
Morgan gave notice of an amendment '
to* the repeal bill prepared by Repre
sentative Turpin of his State, providing
for the coinage of a silver dollar of ___}
grains, which, together with all silver
dollars of like weight and fineness, are to
niake legal tender, except where other
wise expressly stipulated. The Secretary
oi the Treasury is directed to purchase
silver bullion at the market price, to bo |
paid for in silver dollars, and have it
coined into silver dollars to an equal
amount with the gold dollars coined.
ielter then resumed his speech of last
week, continuing until 0:20 o'clock,
when he excused himself on the plea of
an important engagement, aud with the
understanding that he could resume to
Stewart of Nevada then took the floor
and began another speech. He pro
ceeded steadily, with the exception of
interruptions for roll-calls, being aided
by his clerks, who sat beside him and
frequently furnished the Senator with
ammunition ie the way of newspaper
articles or books.
The hours dragged wearily along until
8;30 o'clock, when an incident occurred
which demonstrated the helplessness ofthe
.Senate under the prespnt system of rules.
Voorhees arose, chaiing under the con
tinued roll-cali of the silver men holding
their tired adversaries on the rack, and
petulantly demanded of Fry of Maine,
who was in the chair, to \\ hat extent tho
privilege of calling for a quorum could
be abused.
"in the terms of the rules," said Frye,
"there is no limitation, and tiie Chair
knows of no power in a presiding olliccr
to place a limitation V"
Voorhees sank back in his chair, and
the roll-call brought forty-four unwilling
victims into the chamber.
As soon as the announcement was
made, 'may ot Pennsylvania suggested
the, absence of a quorum. He did it, ho
said, because the decision of the Chair
put it absolutely in the power of one Sen
ator to block legislation.
"The Senate of the United States," said
Frye, with a gravity that caused the gal
leries to titter, "is the most dignified leg
islative body in tho world, and," he pro
ceeded, "the trainers of its rules did not
suppose any Senator would violate tho
proprieties or decencies of tho Senate."
At'.i;4s Dubois mildly suggested that
only seventeen Senators were present.
Forty-six Senators appeared before Stew
art proceeded.
Harris of Tennessee presented an
amendment, which he said he would of
fer in due time. The amendment pro
vided: First, for the coinage of all silver
bullion in the Treasury representing tlie
Government seiginorage into full legal
tender dollars, at the rate of $3,000,000 per
month; second, when the seigniorage was
coined the Secretary of tlie Treasury
shall purchase each month bullion suili
cient to coin dollars, and coin
bullion into legal-tender dollars; third.
all paper notes or certificates of less de
nomination than JIO shall bo redeemed
and not reissued, and national hank notes
of less denomination than $10 shall be re
deemed and the banks requited to substi
tute notes of that denomination; fourth,
two and a half and live dollar gold pieces
shall no longer be coined, and when re
ceived at the treasury Department shall
be coined iuto eagles and double eagles;
fifth, holders of standard silver dollars
shall be able to exchange such dollars on
presentation for notes of tlie same legal
teuder quality as such silver dollars,
which shall be held for their redemption.
The amendment created much interest,
it being assumed that it iurnisbed the
first specific compromise proposition
growing out of the continuous session.
Allison wanted to know what the omis
sion in the second section of the number
of dollars to be coined meant.
Harris said the amount was loft blank
so any Senator should have the opportu
nity to test the sense of the Senate. ■
It seems that Harris, for the Democratic
free coinage Senators, and Teller, for tho
Republican silver men, have been circu
lating this amendment as a basis for a
compromise, with what success cannot
Before the amendment was introduced
Harris talked with Secretary Carlisle,
who came in a short time before. It is
understood Carlisle is not yet satisfied
that the repeal men would have to capit
ulate, and" urged them to continue the
light, lie was willing, however, that the
amendment be introduced in case a com
promise becomes the only alternative ex
cept defeat. If this is correct, it would
seem that the Administration, as far as
Carlisle speaks for it, has showed tlie first
sign of weakening.
Stewart then continued his speech,
being interrupted lrom time to time by a
call for a quorum. Several Senators
were excused on the plea of illness and
fatigue, and tho quorum diminished to
the danger line, and then disappeared. It
was broken by the refusal of certain
silver Democrats to vote.
Finally at 10:40 a. m., when it was
found impossible to get together a quo
rum, Voorhees rose aud said he felt that
he had done his duty in the matter, aud
moved to adjourn.
The motion was unanimously agreed
to, and In an instant the Senate Cham
ber was deserted, after a continuous ses
sion of thirty-eight hours and forty min
in the norsE.
"Washington, Oct. 12.—1n the House
to-day Meiklejohn of Nebraska called up
and had passed the bill applying the land
laws of Mareli •'!, 1891, to that portion of
the Sioux Reservation extending into
Nebraska. 0
The House passed a concurrent resolu
tion authorizing 2,000 copies of the hear
ings before the Ways and Means Com
mittee for use ofthe House, after a vigor
ovs fight by the Republicans for more.
When the regular morning session in
the House was concluded the MeCreary
bill was taken up, and an attempt was
made to reach an agreement as to when a
vote should be taken, which failing, Mr.
MeCreary said he had an understanding
with Coxe of Tennessee that the Bank
bill set for consideration to-morrow
would bo postponed, and that to-morrow
at 4 o'clock he would call for the previous
Mitt ot" Illinois spoke in favor ofthe
bill, and denounced the Geary law. Ho
said it was a violation of public faith, but
it was the law, and it was tho duty of
Congress now to make it as light upon
tho victims as possible. If carried out it
would be strange if it did not cause a rup
ture with China. He admitted that
Chinese coolie labor is a great evil, but
the way to stop it was by international
Johnson of Indiana read a petition,
which he tried to have printed, from the
Society of Friends, asking for the repeal
ofthe (ieary law. He criticised Richard
son of Tennessee aud < mthwaite of < >hio
for objecting to his petition, and defended
the right ofthe petition.
Gtrosveno. of Ohio followed in the same
straiu, and claimed that churches had the
same right of petition as persons.
Loud of California to<k the lloor, but
before ho began Geary ottered his amend
ments, which are that registration certifi
cates must be accompanied with photo
graphs and duplicates riled in tho office
of the Collector of Internal Revenue;
that the or_er,of deportation must be en
forced by the United States Marshal and
that Chinese must remain in custody un
til deportation without bail; also, defin
ing the term merchaut to mean any per
son engaged iv buying and selling at a
fixed place of business in his own name.
A Chinese merchant seeking entrance
into this country on the ground that ho
was a former merchant must prove by
two witnesses other than Chinese that he
was such.
Loud then continued. He criticised the
argument made by MeCreary in support
ofthe bill, described the evils ofthe Chi
nese invasion on the Pacific Coast, criti
cised the Administration for not enforc
ing the law and claimed that the
executive power was trying to overawe
the legislative power.
Hooker of Mississippi spoke in favor of
the bill.
l.artlettof New York opposed it. The
underlying object, he said, was to allow
the Six Companies a chance to try the
case again, and have the majority of the
Supreme Court turned into a minority.
He closed with a criticism of the Six
Companies for preventing the Chinese
from registering.

The panniers of 1720 were six feet in
diameter and made of cane hoops.

Proceedings of the Congress in
Session at Los Angeles.
Ilowell, tho Counterfeiter, Likely to
Be Indicted Ajrnln—Awful Death of
a Brakeboam Traveler at Stockton-
Four Million Dollars in Gold Sent
East From the San Francisco Sub-
Special to the Recoed-Union.
Los Angeles, Oct. 12.—At the session
of the Irrigation Congress this morning
the principal resolution presented was by
Abbott Kinney of Los Angeles. Its read
ing provoked prolonged applause.
It expressed the determined sentiment
of this Congress against the proposed ces
sion by the Unitod States Congress of
arid lands in tho West to tiie various
States and Territories, aud set forth va
rious reasons for this position, among
which was the fact that few streams of
importance are entirely in any one State
or Territory; that tho school and swamp
land control by the States has been
largely ring-rule, and finally, because
such cession would surely result in waste.
inefficiency, corruption and in nothing
but evil. Referred to .Tie Committeeon
Another resolution olTei l requested
the general adoption of an in -ration law
similar to that of Arizona.
Another resolution indorsed the Gov
ernment policy of forest reservations on
important watersheds, and favored tho
formation of forestry organizations.
Another resolution requested the United
States Congress to speedily admit tho
Territories to Statehood, becai.se the Ter
ritories are entitled to representation in
the discussion of national irrigation af
C. W. Allingham of Los Angeles read a
paper on tho development of heliomotor
mechanism to devolop power from sun
heat for use in running irrigation ma
chinery. Ho said experiments demon
strate fully the feasibility of this mechan
ism. Only capital was necessary to put it
in shape to put on the market. The power
gained by the heat is supplied by small
A paper by Count Comodozinsky, tho
Russian representative, on irrigation and
drainage in Russia, told of how the sys
tems which were begun by Peter tho
Great are now being carried out by the
present Emperor, who realizes their im
portance, in order to extend the arable
area and prevent the failure of crops.
C. R. Rockwood of Arizona read an in
teresting paper on "Mistake in Irriga
tion." '
Dr. S. M. Woodbridge of Los Angeles
at the alternoon session read a paper on
the relation of irrigation to fertilization.
Alexander of California presented a
resolution favoring State legislation for
the erection and care of irrigation works.
Leon Phillippe of France was called to
the chair, and Ramon De I. liarreia of
Mexico gave a review of irrigation and
other public works in Mexico. Leon
Phillippe's paper on irrigation in France
was read by ex-Governor Gosper.
Governor Markham then presided, and
C. W. Gross read a paper on irrigation
and its ellects on civilization.
C. Mullholland of Inyo County do
tailed the results of irrigation in the re
gion of tho Mojave desert. Ho said the
farmers of Death Valley would not take
a Kansas farm as a gift, if they had to
live on it.
B. A. C. Stevens introduced a resolu
tion favoring the division of the State
into North and South California.
C. C. Wright delivered an address on
irrigation legislation.
Chairman Emory presided during the
evening session of the congress. Colonel
Richard J. llinton of New Mexico spoke
on the Nation, its relation to the irriga
tion problem and water management.
He said that it was years since he first
came through Southern California, which
was then, much of it, a sheep walk. Not
until comparatively a few years ago was
there any work published on the subject
of irrigation, and he himself was the first
one to prepare a report on that subject.
He argued that there should be no trans
fer of the Government domain.
C. R. Rockwood of the American
Society of Irrigation Engineers, Arizona,
spoke on "Irrigation Below the Sea
Level." He exhibited a map showing
the region lower than the sea level lying
\ve4 of Yuuia, aud embracing south
eastern California and south-eastern
Lower California, and presented a plan
for the irrigation of that great basin by
means of a canal running from the
Colorado River.
"The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
River Prom an Engineering Standpoint,"
was spoken on by Robert B. Stanton.
"The Relations of Forestry to Irriga
tion," was discussed by Gustave De-
Lavoraux of Los Angeles.
Heavy Downpour of Rain In Oregon
and Washington.
Portland, Oct. 12.—During the past
four days there has been an almost con
tinuous downpour of rain all over Oregon
and Washington. The rivers and streams
have risen rapidly, but so far the damage
from high water has been slight. In
Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon
the grain unharvested has been damaged,
though to what extent is not yet known.
It is believed, however, the damage will
not be heavy. In the vicinity of Tacoma
.71 of an inch of rain has fallen in the
past twenty-four hours. Reports from
Seattle state the wind blew in a gale over
the entire Puget Sound country yester
day, and as a result the telegraph wires
are prostrated. Timber was blown down,
causing some delay to the trains. No
damage is reported to shipping.
An Unknown Man's Awful Death Near
Stockton, Oct. 12.—An unknown man
was killed by the S:3O train for Sacra
mento this morning at the crossing of
Weber avenue. He attempted to swing
under a car and catch on the brakebeam of
a forward truck, but missed and was in
stantly cut into pieces. The fragments of
his body were gathered up and placed in
a box.
The dead man was a muscular person,
standing five feet ten inches in hight and
weighing about 180 pounds. He had
light hair, blue eyes and a reddish mus
tache, the ends of which curled into his
mouth. On his person was found a mem
orandum book, on the first page of which
was this inscription: "If lost and found
please return to the owner, Jack R.
WrecKs In Albion Harbor — Vessel
Ashore on the Oregon Coast.
Mendocino, Oct. 12.—Two wrecks oc
curred in the Albion harbor, seven miles
south of here. This morning at 4 o'clock
the schooner Corinthian, Captain Frank
Seaddard, went on to the rocks loaded
with lumber, and will probably be a to
tal wreck. The crew was outside all the
forenoon in a boat, but have come ashore.
The schooner Albion is on the beach
badly smashed up. Captain Hansen was
drowned and the 1 ody washed ashore.
The balance of the crew was saved. The
sea is very rough aud other wrecks are
likely to occur.
Astoria (Or.), Oct. 12. — Tho vessel
Peter Iredale, heavily laden with wheat,
while being towed out yesterday, was
driven by the wind on a sand reef near
Tongue Point When the tide fell the
vessel was left stranded four feet out of
water. Her position is tho sourco of
Tho Peter Iredale was hauled off this
morning, but grounded again a few min
utes afterward. Two tugs are at work
trying to float her. Her position is not
dangerous, and it is thought she can bo
floated at high tide.
Proceedings ofthe Congress in Session
nt Fresno.
Frenso, Oct. 12. — The Methodist
Church South Conference was openect
this morning with a half-hour prayer
meeting. After the liishop submitted the
first question, John Pratt and L. C.
Smith were announced from tho Merced
district, and wero admitted. B. J.
Staugh, L. A. dreen and E. H. Mc-
Whorter of North Alabama having
preached two years, were admitted iuto
full connection and elected to tho
deacon's orders. H. S. Monger was re
ceived into tho conference from the
United Brethren Church. W. H. Cooper,
for two years retired, who was located
last year, was readmitted. Row J. C.
Pendergast will preach the semi-annual
sermon to-morrow at the Adventist
The Schooner ."Etna Lost in tho Oak
land Estuary.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 12. — The San
Francisco Bay skippers are all pop-eyed
and excited over the mysterious disap
pearance of the littlo schooner a
twenty-two-ton craft. The /Etna loaded
coal in this city on Wednesday, and at 4
o'clock in tho afternoon set sail to land
the coal at Franklin-street wharf, Oak
land. The schooner was last seen as
darkness settled over the bay, and was
then about entering the estuary on the
Oakland side. She never reached her
destination, and to-day searchers wero
sent out aiong all the wharves and over
the bay, but received no tidings of the
craft. Tho schooner carried Captain
Peterson and three mon.
Tho Miners Finally Declare for Four
Dollars a Day.
Virginia (Nev.), Oct. 12.—Final action
on the Comstock wage question was
taken to-day by the Virginia and Cold
Hill Miners' Unions by joint ballot.
The Miners' Unions agreed at their last
meeting to submit tho proposition to a
joint ballot, all the members in good
standing being allowed to vote.
There wero 416 votes cast, of which 220
wero for §4, and I*7 for §vi 00.
The 94 boys won tho fight by 41 ma
jority. This probably settles the ques
tion so far as the miners are concerned.
Incendiaries Had Better Give Napa a
Wide Berth.
..'aca, Oct. 12.—There is a movement
on foot here among leading citizeus to
form an association for the hunting down
and prosecution of any ono who may in
future set fires in Napa. Under the plan
each member agrees to pay a sum not ex
ceeding #5 whenever there is a case to
look after. It is meeting with favor, and
tire bugs will hereafter find some one on
their track if they got in their work here.
Ilowell, tho Free-Coiner.
Stockton, Oct. 12.—Secret Service
Officer N. R. Harris was in town to-day
summoning witnesses to appear in San
Francisco to-morrow to testify before the
United States Grand Jury. Some of the
witnesses have disclosed that the Govern
ment otiicor is trying to indict M. D.
Howell lor passing counterfeit green
backs here. Howell has been tried twice
for passing counterfeit money, and this
case has been held against him awaiting
the result ofthe first prosecution.
Potatoes nro a Drue
San Francisco, Oct. 12.—River steam
boat mon say that thousands of sacks of
potatoes are being allowed to rot on the
up-river farms. The finest variety of
potatoes bring but thirty or thirty-two
and a half cents a sack. The freight
charges amount to eight cents, and when
commissions, sacking and miscellaneous
charges are deducted from the selling
price the farmer gets nothing. Rather
than sell their crops at a sacrifice tho
farmers are refusing to ship.
Heavy Gold Shipment.
San Francisco, Oct, 12.—1t is re
ported that £5,000,000 of gold was shipped
from the Sub-Treasury here to Washing
ton to-day. The Federal officers refuse
to confirm or deny the statement. It is
positively known, however, that Wells,
Fargo A Co.'s express received forty
heavy boxes from the Sub-Troasury anil
forwarded them East over the Central
Pacific __
A Defaulting Postmaster's Sentence.
San Francisco, Oct. 12. —Carlos J.
Deseda, the defaulting Postmaster of
Turlock, Stanislaus County, pleaded
guilty to the charge of embezzlement be
fore Judge Morrow to-day, and was sen
tenced to pay a fine of f867, the amount of
the defalcation and to serve a term of six
months in the Alameda County Jail.
Took a Dose of Carbolic Acid.
Napa, Oct. 12.—News was brought hero
to-day of the sudden death last night of
tho wife of C. P. Adamson, a leading
vineyardist of upper Napa Valley. Tho
Coroner held an inquest to-day, and tho
evidence showed that in a temporary fit
of insanity she took a dose of carbolic
acid, and before help could be had she
died in awful agony.
Bogus Butter Doalors.
Stockton, Oct. 12.—Two arrests were
made here to-day for selling oleomargar
ine. It is claimed that the dealers ex
posed the signs required to be kept
posted, but kept them in an unconspicu
ous place and offered the stuff for sale
under a sign "Only forty cents a roll."
A Veteran Drowned.
Stockton, Oct. 12.—Charles Johnson,
an old-time short-card gambler, and of
late years a peddler of limes, was found
drowned in Stockton Channel to-day. It
is supposed he fell iv while intoxicated.
He was a Grand Army veteran.
Embezzler Weeks.
San Jose (Costa Rica), Oct. 12.—United
States Minister Baker, who is here to
urge the propriety of the extraditiou of
embezzler Weeks upon President Rodri
guez, has intimated that the Costa Rica
Government is anxious that the
United States should at once enter upon
negotiatiations for an extradition treaty
between the two countries. This may be
an inkling for the delay in the surrender
of Weeks.
The Stables of a Street Railway
Company Destroyed.
Members of tho Council BlnfTs Fire
Department Under Arrest Accused
of Incendiarism—Goverment Forces
nt Quarchy, Brazil, Surprised by
Insurgents and Two Hundred
Troops Killed.
Special to the Record-Union.
Chicago, Oct, 12.—Frenzied by fright
and driven into a stampede by fire in tho
Wallace-street barns of the Chicago City
Railway to-night, 461 horses were burned
to death. The barns were totally de
stroyed, and the total loss will reach a
high figure. The building was a two
story brick affair, extending 400 feet on
Wallace street and ninety feet on Thirty
ninth. The fire spread with startling
rapidity, and before anything could be
dono the whole structure was a mass of
flames, and efforts to get out the horses
were futile. For some time the scream
ing ofthe horses was terrible, but after a
time the sound gradually died out. Those
who had not beon burned to death were
suffocated. The company also loses
thirty closed cars and a large stock of hay
and grain. The losses will aggregate
$120,000, amply covered by insurance;
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Italians Celebrate the Discovery of
America by Columbus.
Chicago, Oct. 12.—The weather con
tinues perfect. This was Italian day at
the World's Fair. The Italian societies
paraded down town in the morning and
then went to the fair, where appropriate
exercises, commemorating the four hun
dred and first auniversary of Columbus'
discovery of America, were held. Spain
participated in the exercises.
Awards at the World's Fair in the
Mining Department: For history and
literature of mining and metallurgy, the
Dewey Publishing Company of San Fran
cis.o; California State Mining Bureau,
reports of State Mineralogist of Cali
fornia; Copper Oueen Consolidated Min
ing Company of Bisbee, Ariz., series of
models of Copper Queen mine, model
illustrating the manner of timbering
stoped ground with square set model in
glass and wood, clearly defining the hor
izontal and vertical section of under
ground work.
Charles A. Wetmore, delegate of the
California State Vitlcultural Commission,
in a letter to John Boyd Thatcher, ex
plains that the appointment of Charles
F. Oldham as special judge to pass upon
the comparative excellence of wines is
not intended as any reflection upon
Thatcher, and that the published state
ment that Wetmore was dissatisfied with
Thatcher's plan of examination is incor
rect. Wetmore says:
"We asked for a special report by a
British expert; that is all there is to it.
At former world's expositions- there
always has been such an appointment
from^ireat Britain, and some ot tho most
valuable literature wo have in English
concerning wines is the product of Eng
lish wino experts who havo served at
Vienna and Paris. Our California pro
ducers are opening a market in England
and we wish our efforts at Chicago re
ported upon by a competent Englishman,
whose name will lend weight to his re
port. Sach a man has been appointed by
the British Commission, which is cause
ior much gratification to those I rep
The Italians completed their exercises
to-night iv tho woman's building by giv
ing tableaux vivants illustrating tho life
of Columbus. The ail'air was largely at
tended by Chicago society people and
was handsomely rendered.
The attendance to-day Avas 311,098, of
which 278,878 wero paid.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12.—President Higgin
botham says that though the World's Fair
will officially end with the close of this
month, it has been practically decided to
continue the show as far as possible into
winter, so that all who desire may have
an opportunity to visit it. This decision
has been reached in response to the most
urgent and general demand of the people.
Paris on Fete In Anticipation of tho
Arrival of the Lattor's Fleet.
Pakis, Oct. 12.—Tbe city of Paris is al
ready en fete in anticipation of the arrival
at Toulon to-morrow ofthe long-expected
and much discussed Russian fleet, and
store windows are full of rosettes, badges
aud scarfs, representing the Russian col
ors. Tho pictures of the Czar and the
Russian coat-of-anns are conspicuously
displayed on all sides.
Toulon, Marseilles, Lyons, Brest,
Harvre, Nantes, Bordeaux and other
large towns are also assuming a festive
No amount of argument will convince
the French people that the visit of the
Russian squadron is not an open move
upon the part of tbe Czar to show his
great friendship for France and his deter
mination to side with the French repub
lic against their common enemies. They
insist that his efforts to moderate French
enthusiasm are merely to blind other
European Powers to his real attitude.
It was in this state of enthusiastic an
ticipation that the news reached here to
day that the Czar and Czarina will, to
morrow, at Copenhagen visit the French
cruisers Isly and Surcouf. This is looked
upon as a signal to "on with the ball."
Members of tho Fire Department Ac
cused of Incendiarism.
Council Bluffs (Iowa), Oct. 12.—This
city has a great sensation in band. For
years past there have been a number of
fires here, supposed to be the work of in
cendiaries. This morning the mystery
was unravelled by the arrest of a promi
nent young man named Benjamin Web
ber, while in the act of setting tire to a
building. He was formerly connected
with the Fire Department, and after his
arrest made a confession, implicating a
number of firemen aft accessories. Chief
Nicholson and several members of the
department were placed under arrest.
Their trials come off to-morrow. The
council held a secret session to-day, and
are investigating the affair.
Tho Horrors of August Likely to
be Repeated.
Savannah (Ga.), Oct. 12.—Savannah
is in the teeth of a storm which threatens
in a few hours to equal in intensity that
of August 27th, which swept the entire
Georgia and South Carolina coast. The
prediction of the Weather Bureau of its
approach gave warning, and all day
preparations were in progress in this city
WHOLE XO. 16,222.
and on the river and harbor to protect
property from its ravages. Tho wind
this" evening is blowing forty miles
an hour and steadily increasing. All
vessels in the harbor sought shelter and
safe anchorage. Smaller craft, towboats,
pilot boats and have been massed in slip*
and tied fast.
No vessels left port to-day. The Bos
ton steamship Gate City, which was to
have sailed to-night, has been made fast
to the docks, and will remain until the
storm has passed. The New York
steamer City of Augusta, which left New
York on Wednesday is due to-morrow,
and it is feared will be caueh*: 'n tr*
storm. A number of vessels r
from coastwise and foreign po
or two are believed to be o:
this city little damage has \ c.
The full force of the storm • to
reach here between now am fc *.
A Notable Gather r
Chicago, Oct. 12.—A o and
brilliant gathering assembled at the
opening of the Columbus Club, 'he elite
Catholic club of Chicago, the occasion
being the dedication of the new $400,000
club house opposite the Palmer House.
A superb banquet was served. Ad
dresses wero made by the President of
the club, William A. Amberg, Arch
bishop Feohan, United States Senator
White of California, Hon. T. W. Palmer,
President of the World's Fair Commis
sion. Governor Altgeld of Illinois, and
others. Among the distinguished guests
were Lord Mayor Shanks of Dublin, and
Bishop Koane, rector of the Catholic
University at Washington.
Norses at Auction.
Morris Park, Oct. 12.—A number of
race horses in training, the property of
McCafl'erty A Wishard, Brown <fc Rodg
ers, and Gillen & Daly, were sold at auc
tion in the sales paddock to-day. J. Mc-
Laughlin, paid §<),_SO for Comanche and
$.'I,OOO for Tormentor. Among other im
portant sales were: Florence, to Duke
Bros., for £2,500; Aloha, to Harrison, for
13,200; Nellio Priton, to C. Sloane, for
$4,250; May Win, to G. Walbaum, for
&{,700; Rightmore, to G. Walbaum, for
$5,500; St. Michael, to Mr. Orth, for §1,700;
Kasean, to J. Mullins, for §2,500.
Prohibition Ticket Shut Out.
Dcs Moines (Iowa), Oct. 12.—The Citi
zens' Prohibition ticket, on which Rev.
Bennett Mitchell is a candidate for Gov
ernor, is threatened with trouble. In re
plying to a query by Hon. H. F. Wright,
the Secretary of State says: "The pro
visions of Jaw that no name can be placed
upon a ballot by petition that is already
placed upon another ticket or ballot for
the same position bars your whole ticket.
I have been compelled to give mv decree
to that effect."
Wholesale Poisoning.
Nevada (Mo.), Oct. 12.—News has
been received here of the wholesale poi
soning of a farmer's family near Jericho
Springs. The poison was placed in a
well from which the family used water.
The mother died in a few hours and no
hopes of recovery are entertained of three
of the children and two others not mem
bers ofthe family who took dinner at the
Order of B'nal B'rith.
New York, Oct. 12.—The Jewish order
of B'nai B'rith will have tho greatest
gathering in its existence during the cele
bration of its golden jubilee, beginning
to-day and lasting three days. The*order
has 3_,000 members in this country, of
whom 7,000 are in this city, i >elegates are
expected from every State aud Territory,
and from Germany, Roumauia, Africa,
Austria, Palestine and Syria.
Two Hundred Troops Killed.
Buenos Ayres, Oct. 12.—1u addition to
the "To Deum," sung to-day celebrating
the end of the revolution, there was a
srand military fete. Peace and security
is restored in the country, except some
remote districts. Advices from Rio
Lirande do Snl, Brazil, are that the insur
gents surprised and defeated the Govern
ment forces at Quarchy, killing _00
Lively Fight In tho Cherokee Nation.
McAlester (I. T.), Oct. 12.—Deputy
Marshals Rufus Cannon and Stan held
have returned from the Cherokee Nation
and report a lively light with the Wood
aid gang of outlaws. Joe Pierce was
killed and all the outlaws' horses killed.
All the other outlaws were wounded, but
escaped. The Deputies escaped unin
Firing Still Going On.
London, Oct. 12.—A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from Rio
ie Janeiro to-day says the situation of
affairs has not changed, business being
freely transacted up to noon. There was
iesuitory firing this afternoon between
the forts aud the rebel squadron.
Five Men Scaldod.
Chicago, Oct. 12.—8y the blowing out
if a plug in the boiler-head in the steam
plant under Marshall Field's new build
ing to-day, five men were seriously
scalded. John Sousy, John Miller and
William Ellis will probably die.
Tho Australian-; Won.
Boston, Oct. 12.—The cricket match be
tween the Australians and eighteen ottha
All Massachusetts ended this morning in
favor of the visitors, who made without
trouble their needed fifty-one runs.
Sent to a Lunatic Asylum.
CniCAGO, Oct. 12. —Cassius Beldcn, the
man who caused a panic on the Board of
Trade two weeks ago by shootinc into
die crowd on the floor, was ordered sent
.o the Kankakee Asylum to-day.
Negro Lynched.
St. Louis, Oct. 12.—A special to the Re
public from New Orleans says Dave Jack
son, colored, was lynched in front of the
rjovineton jail yesterday. He was
marged with wife-beating.
Costly Blaze at Sioux City.
Sioux City (Iowa), Oct. 12.—A fire this
morning destroyod four blocks of busi
ness buildings, mostly old wooden struc
tures. Tho loss is estimated at £100,000 to
The White House Carpets.
If any ocular proof of the persistence of
office-seekers is "needed, it exists in tlie
White House carpets. They look as if
they could never be made tosmileagain.
Tlie one on tbe stairs leading to the otlice
best shoWl what the impatient feet of tho
would-be Oovernment employes
bave accomplished. It is a heavy Ax
minster, held in place by long nails with
big steel heads, instead of stair rails. Tho
nail is fully three inches long, but since
the rush there is a decided scarcity of the
shining heads and the tread of the office
seekers has pulled out even these great
mikes, and a couple of dozen of them
bave been picked up and put away. The
jarpet looks as if a regiment of giants
bad been executing a double shuffle on
the stairs for the last month. Any extra
iemand for stair carpet at the White
House ought to be granted without de
mur by the Congressmen who have
brought the office-seekers along and
belped add to the wear and tear.—Kate
Field's Washington.
The old courthouse In Cadiz, Ohio, is
being torn down to give place to a larger
_nd more convenient structure. The
building was erected in 1816, and many
.Id-time eloquent lawyeis have pleaded
their causes within its walls. But no
death sentence has ever been pronounced
from its bench during all tho long years
of its use.

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