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You get Harper's Civil War
_ I^istory before too late.
Charges Filed Against the Chief
of Police of Seattle.
The Explosion of a Lamp Causes a
Costly Blaze at San Francisco—
Larse Shipments of Lumber From
Pnget Sound—Tho Man Arrested
for Holding Up the Mendocino
County Stage Confesses Committing:
tile Deed.
f?r*^tal to the Recoiid-Uni >v.
Skattlk, Oct. 12.—John Collins, the
leader of the King County Democracy,
and proprietor of the Seattle Telegraph*
to-day tiled a petition to the Police Com
mission making charges against Chief of
Police Uolton Rogers, and asking for a
hearing and the removal of the Chief.
The charges are in substance that when
Rogers wa-, Chief from April, 1891, to
Mar<-h, 1892, he gave gamblers immunity
from arrest on payment to him of a
percentage of their winnings; that he
furnished John W. Considino. the Demo
cratic First Ward leader, with capital to
start a gambling house, and shared iv its
winnings; that this depleted the revenues
of the city by cutting of tho tines and
licenses; that during his present term
Rogers has driven prostitutes out of one
quarter of the city and compelled them to
move into the Clancy A Munro building;
that on September Ist he interfered with
the Republican primary election in the
First Ward. The charges were made in
general terms in the Telegraph some
months ago, and were thon made
the basis of a criminal libel against its
editor, C. H. Lugrin, by Rogers. The
{Superior Court dismissed the case a few
days ago because the word "daily" was
inserted in the complaint in the name of
the paper.
Caverns Discovered Which May Rival
That In Kentucky.
San Dxkgo, Oct. 12.—Captain Freeman
and a party of prospectors a short time
ago discovered a series of caverns in the
rocky sides of Cajou Peak, a spur of the
Cnyanaaca range, the extent of which
they were unable to ascertain, having no
lights with them. Last Sunday a party
■was made up for the purpose of explor
ing the caves, which were found to rival
the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky in
interesting features as well as the size of
the chambers. There are several exter
nal openings from each of which a verti
cal descent is made into a small chamber
with several laterals extending from 150
feet to other chambers, some of gigantic
ai/.0. The roofs and iloors are brilliant
■with stalactites and stalagmites, aud as
Jar as the investigations were extended it
is apparent that a most wonderful dis
covery has been made. Other passages
leading in various directions into the
heart of the mountain were traversed for
considerable distances, and several
mineral springs of strong saline quality
were found. Steps are being taken to se
cure title to the lumi on viii»li ■
trances were found, which is still vested
in the Government, and a company will
bo organized to thoroughly explore the
caverns, which are said to be of immense
extent, and lay tho wonders of the moun
tain open to the public.
Two Sentences Imposed by Judge Wal-
lace at Sau Francisco.
San Francisco, Oct. 12.—Ada F. Wer
nor, who shot and killed her husband,
George Werner, in April last, as he lay
asleep in bed, was this morning sentenced
by Judge Wallace to imprisonment in the
penitentiary for life. The woman killed
her husband after having endured his
brutal treatment for years. The jury
found her guilty of murder in the second
decree, but recommended her to tho
liR-rcy ot the court. Judge Wallace de
clared it was a case of cruel murder, aud
declined to extend the mercy recom
Judge Wallace also sentenced John Joy
to tho penitentiary for life, under convic
tion for having assisted in robbing a
countryman of $v in a Second-street
Pleaded Guilty to the Charge.
Los AsiiKLKs, Oct. 12.—John W. Con
ger was brought before Judge Ross in
the United States District Court to-day,
and pleaded guilty to the charge of em
bezzling revenue funds while Deputy
Revenue Collector in Fresno County.
Six indictments were returned against
him by the Grand Jury, covering the
amounts of his peculations, and he
pleaded guilty to three of them. It is
understood that the other cases will
probably bo dismissed. Conger recently
fame Irom Fresno County and gave him
self up to the authorities. Yesterday the
revenue otlicers of the district testilied
as to his previous good character, aud
joined in a request for a light sentence.
His attorney also made a similar re
quest. Judge Ross took the sentence un
der consideration until next Monday.
lAOlber shipments irom tho Sound.
Taioma, OcL 1——Figures on Septem
ber shipments show conclusively that
the foreign lumber trade is improving.
The Taeoma. St. Paul and Tacoma, Port
Blakeiey, Puget and the Stimson Mill
Companies, live in number, during Seji
feember shipped by water from Puget
{Sound nearly 21,<XK>,(j0y feet ofjfumber, of
which over 9,000,000 feet went to foreign
countries, including Australia, Chile,
New South Wales, South Africa, Hawaii
and Mexico. The balance went to Cali
fornia. It is claimed that the Pacific
Coast Lumber Company of this city
broke tho world's record for cutting
shingles recently, the crew cutting in
ten nours 4(J7,000 shiucies on a Challoher
ten-blockor and a double-bioeker ma
Pratt Will Case.
Los Ant.ki.ks, Oct. 12. — To-day was
taken up by the petitioners iv the Pratt
will contest before Judge Clark, which
bus taken its plare as one of the longest
case? on record, in introducing testimony
contradictory of the claim by the con
testants that Mrs. Pratt was not ol sound
mind when she executed the will which
is the cause of the contest. Some of the
witnesses were koui Los Augeies, and a
uumtier of de;.'»sitions were read, made
by residents of San Francisco, covering
the period of lime when the contestants
claim Mrs. Pratt was not capable of trans
acting business. The proceedings were
oi a nature but little calculated to interest
the public, aud the attendance in tuo
court-room has greatly diminished.
Bondsmen Must Answer.
San Jose, Oct. 12.—For several years
one George C. Hughes was a Notary
Public here, and did a busiuess in nego
tiating loans and selling votes and mort
gages, lie forged notes and mortgages to
the amount of some £10,000, secured the
cash from several persons, and fled,
lhose who lost brought suits against his
bondsmen, and to-day, iv the suit of P.
Doerr against B. D. Murphy and others,
Judge Lorigan overruled the demurrer
of tho defendants, and held that (hey
must answer. One of the grounds of the
demurrer was that Hughes, as principal,
bad not signed his own bond. Judge
Lorigan holds that this was not neces
sary to the extent that his bondsmen
would be released if ho did not.
Cruelty to a Minor.
San- Francisco, Oct. 12.—Dr. Edgar M.
Griffith, who branded an iuiunt a few
days ago with the letter '"M," was ar
rested this afternoon on a charge of cru
t-'ty to a minor. Griffith says the letter
w.is tattooed in gunpowder, but those
wao have seen the brand are certain it
was made with a red-hot iron. Sistor
Jr. lie of the Sheltering Arms Hom^ be
lieves she has a clew to the identity of the
mother of the deserted iu;auL
Costly Blaze.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 12.-Theexplosion
of a lamu in Mrs. A. McDonald's house,
351 Tehama street, at, 2 o'clock this moni-
ing, started a fire that destroyed the Mc-
Donald house and other property to the
value Of $36,000. J. D. Spauidine's car
pet-beating and dye works wero de
stroyed, entailing a i^ss of |12,000 on tho
building aud $20,000 on the contents: in
sured lor §18,000. McDonald's loss is $3,
--000. Two other dwellings wero damaged
$500 each.
Grand Lodjse ol" Masons.
San Francisco, Oct. 12.—The Grand
Lodge of Masons to-day elected the fol
lowing oflicers: Grand Master, James li.
Stevens of Napa; Deputy Grand Master.
E. M. Preston, Nevada City; Senior
Grand Warden, W. I. Lucas, Santa Maria;
Junior Warden, Thomas Flint, Jr., San
Juan; Treasurer, Edward Coleman, San
Francisco; Secretary, George Johnson,
San Francisco.
The Jury Distitrreed.
Ukiah, Oct. 12.— The jury in the case
of Dan Woodman, who was arrested on a
charge of robbery preferred by C. E.
White, the Mendocuno cattleman, to-day
disagreed and were discharged. White
charged that Woodman held him up near
Round Valley aud forced him to sign
checks aggregating £2.jt>. It Is thought
that the case will now be dismissed.
Charged Y\ Ith the Crime of Murder.
Los AjraEI.ES, Oct. 12.—Francisco
Bauvish and Mateo Pa, two Indians,
were arrested this afternoon at Pachaugo
Canyon, charged with tho murder of
Mrs. Sarah Platt, a schoolmistress there,
whoso schoolhouso they are believed to
have burned down to destroy the evi
dences of their crime.
Terribly Uurnod.
Stockton, Oct. 12.—Joseph Musto, an
employe at the woolen mills here, fell
into a boiling hot dye tank this afternoon
and was almost fataliy burned. Ho fell
head first into the tank in which wool is
dyed and was pulled out by one log. He
was terribly burned, but will probably
Hunjrer Drove 111 mto It.
UKIAH, Oct. 12.—William Uraun, who
is charged witli robbing the Lakeport
stage, to-day made a confession. He
says that it was the first crime he ever
committed, and that hunger drove him
to it.
The Killing Done In Self-Defense.
Santa Rosa, Oct. 12.—George Dele
hauty, who shot and killed A. J. Fitzger
ald and Cereo Caseres at liodega, was ac
quitted to-day on the ground of self-de
Out on tho Atlantic With a Full Cargo,
but Not a Soul Aboard.
Halifax (N. S.), Oct. 12.—With all
sails set and with a full cargo, but with
not a soul on board, a schooner ran away
to sea during the severe storm which has
been raging along the coast for the past
two days, eluded pursuit by another ves
sel all day and disappeared in the gloom
at nightfall, still plowing an independent
course, under full headway, without any
guiding hand at tho tiller or any human
agency to control her movements.
Somewhere out on tho Atlantic the
truant vessel is probably sailing on mor
rily yet, with ail her canvas spread, a
rich prize for the lucky skipper who may
overnaul her and the promising subject
for the fanciful pen of some future Clark
Russell. The runaway is the schooner
Lord L'lden, whose commanding officer,
before sho took to navigating on her own
account, was Captain iiarley. He started
from here for Guysborough. on tho vessel
with a lull crew.
When the Lord Elden was olf Causo
Tuesday a strong gale was blowing and a
nasty sea surging. Tho Canso neighbor
hood is a dangerous one lor sailing craft
under even most favorable conditions,
hiddon rocks abounding. ()a one of
these tho Elden was driven. The weather
was thickening every minute aud the
vessel hard aud fast upon the rook, as it
seemed. Captain liarley deemed it pru
dent to seek a place of greater safety lor
himself and crow and tney put oil hur
riedly, leaving the Elden with all sail.-,
set. Not long after their departure the
wind shifted and under the freshening
breeze the vessel was twistod olf her rost
ing place. She evidently had not, as her
Captain had feared, received serious dam
age below the water-lino. She at once
turned her back eastward and began to
slash along at a racing gait.
The schooner Diamond gavo chase.
Mile after mile the race was kept up,
with the crewless Elden always iv the
lead. Once the Diamond drew near
enough for her men to have boarded the
runaway, but the sea was so high that
the Diamond's bow waa smashed in get
tins it over the side. Still the chaso was
continued In the hope that the sea would
subside and enable the Diainoud to come
alongside. The hope was not realized,
and darkness came on and the Eltieu dis
appeared. When last seen, she was
headed out in the Atlantic.
Brutal Murder of a Woman and Her
Quincy (111.). Oct. 12.—N0 clue to the
mystery of the murder yesterday of Mrs.
J. C. Lehmiller and her nine-year-old
niece was developed at tho inquest.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail, but
reports from Barnard say they were inel
fectual in following the trail. Robbery is
supposed to have been the motive. A
number of people knew Lehmiller was
expecting a large sum of money from
Dcs Moines, aud the murderers may have
expected* to hud it. Alter cutting the
woman and child to pieces with a hatchet
bo that tue blood spurted clear to tho ceil
ing they ransacked everything in the
house. Tho murdered woman had §14,000
life wisurance for the benefit of her hus
band and ho carried |18,OG0 for her. Peo
ple in the neighborhood that are inter
| ested iv the estate are suspected. Win.
Lanuuum was arrested, but was released
on proving an alibi.
International Typographical Union.
Louisville (Ky.J, Oct. 12.—This morn
! ing's session of the Typographical Union
! was principally devoted to a discussion
iof the short-day question. The original
i motion was that aiter September Ist only
niue hours would constitute a day's work.
: It was iinally decided that the motion be
I referred to the referendum. A motion to
1 levy an assesemeut of 1 per cent, on the
wages of ail members to establish a
I shorter hour fund was defeated.
General Harrison Addresses the
Citizens of Terre Haute.
Ile Devotes Ills Time to a Discussion
of the Tariff Question, Laying the
Blame for the Depression of Busi
ness at the Doors of the Democracy
—Grove L,. Johnson Speaks to a
Lar«e and Enthusiastic Audience
at Jackson, Amador County.
Special to thfi EiCOOBD-TJjfTOX.
Kvvnsyille (Ind.), Oct. 12.—General
Harrison spoke to 4,000 people in Evans
villo this evening, it was the conclud
ing address in a series of fourteen begin
ning early this morning at (layton and
ranging down the state through Plain
lield, lira/.il, Greeueastle, Sullivan, Terre
Haute, Vineeunes and Princeton. The
smallest gathering was at Plainfield, the
largest at Evausville, but the enthusiasm
was as great at the formor place as at the
latter. Terre Haute turned out 10,000
people to greet the ex-President. When
the train reached this city several thou
sand citizens were found braving the
drizzling rain to meet the ex-President.
Opposite the depot marching clubs from
this city and adjoining towns were drawn
up in line, and the voices of o,O«K> people
rang out in hearty welcome. General
Harrison was in excellent form to-night,
notwithstanding his hard day's work.
He spoke in substance as follows:
"My fellow-citizens: 1 come to speak
words of soberness and quietness. I come
with a personal contest with no man. I
oome with no words of bitterness or criti
cism for any man in public life. I come
to speak to you of inioiests that are still
dear to me as a citizen aud dear to you as
tney touch your most vital concerns. We
have been living under iho shadow of
tariff reform lor nearly two years now.
The Shadow is pretty Jeep. It has clouded
every home in the land. For these yenrs
everybody has talked about the tariff, but
the talk at least seemed to wear out.
There seems to be an end of it. iiut there
has in the last year entered into this dis
cussion the most eloquent and lorceiul
speaker that ever addressed an audience,
an orator who ha 3 more power to move
men than any other —that orator is ox
perience. He has been talking for two
years, and I am much mistaken if taQ lias
not been talking effectively. The demo
crats have not been able to put in law
their views in tho last two years; before
that time they exercised themselves in
platform declarations and in oratory.
i>ut now we have come to a time when
the country has endowed tho Democrats
with power to deal with this question.
"For the first time there has been re
sponsibility in the utterances and doings
of the Democratic party. There came a
time whea the Democratic party must
stop making platforms and begin making
laws. Just before this radical change in
our responsible iiovornuieut iho country
was in the highest state of prosperity.
Our foreign trade was larger tuau it Had
ever been In the history of this country,
-•.. . *. „ ,auty of it was that it was some
thing like |3DO,OOu,QGO more in exports
than In imports. You all realize what that
means: it moans that wo were selling
abroad more than wo wero buying from
abroad. There is not a single farmer
here who does not know that he tests the
question as to whether he has prospered
on his farm by castiug tho balance be
tween the value ol what he brings to
town to sell and the value of what ho
buys in town and takes home.
"That is not all. Everybody knows
that everybody was busy. Everybody
knows that every mill was running. The
comforts of life as distributed among our
people were greater than ever before.
But whoat was low and .some of our
farmers became discontented. Now wheat
has gone lower than ever beloro in the
memory of any farmer who hears me. It
has been hard to get enough of it in the
shape of floor in the homo of the work
ingman, but it has been so cheap that it
has gone into the hog trough. 1 said
gome years ago that the American work
ingmau had the most favored lot of any
workingman in the world, and this was
evidenced by the fact that the gates of
Castle Garden always swung inward to
the workingman seeking our slioro. The
workingmau knows the land of promise
as well as the swallow knows tin; land of
summer. 1 could not say that to-uay be
cause the gates of Castle Garden have
been swinging outward. Now why came
tho present condition about. It is im
portant to know because the party or
policy that brought it about carries a
fearful weight of responsibility.
"In August a year ago Congress as
sembled, and, after dealing with tho
Sherman bill, organized the Committee
of Ways and Means of the House of Rep
resentatives, and charged it with the
duty of having a tarilt bill ready for
action at the regular session. Instead of
getting a bill speedily through, the con
ditions of uncertainty and distress was
prolonged through a whole year, aud
August of li?i»4 came around before our
Democratic frieuds had passed a bill.
And then they passed a bill which, ac
cording to the judgment of Mr. Cleve
land, was so unequal in its provisions, so
unlike Democratic promises, so lull of
party portidiy and dishonor, that he
would not attach his name to it. If the
country could have known what tho
Democratic party would likely do, all
tnia uncertainty would have been di
miuisued; but the trouble about, it all
was that there was no coherence of belief
among them, and nobody could tell
what they might do.
"These gentlemen now toll you they
want to break down the "fences, that is
what Mr. Wiison told his English friends
the other day. Now, fences are for two
purposes. 1 was raised on a farm, and
have had some experience. They are to
keep things out or to keep them in—one
or the other. Fences around tho corn Held
are to keep stock out, the fence around
I the pasture field is to keep stock in.
What does tearing thorn down imply?
That all of the stock outside will get in"to
our cattle and will share the range with
them. 1 start out with this proposition
that there is not enough grass on tho
range for the cattle that are out there al
ready. I make this second proposition,
that the grass inside our fences must have
been better, aud the cattle slicker and
belter in bone and richer in condition
than those from the range. If wo equal
ize these things, and let this wild horde
and huugry stock from the range into our
fields, we won't have as much grass for
our own stock as we had before.
"They talk to us about wanting that for
eigu market. In the tariff bill of l
introducad a reciprocity policy securing
markets of enormous present value to
the farmers and manufacturers of this
country. The Democratic party in its
j mad desire for taritl' reform ami lor what
i they call increased foreign trade has
| struck down every one of these reciproc
; ity treaties. What is the result? Spain
I has done as we might have expected—im
j posed the old duty on flour to Cuba.
When a Logansport firm here in Indiana
sent 10.000 barrels of flour to New York
tho other day for Cuba the commission
merchants in New York sent back word
I they could not send it and that it would
have to be sold in New York at a loss.
Minneapolis millers also sent their flour
with the same result. Alter years of
hard fighting, great credit is duo to the
gallant soldier and statesmen, General
Rusk of Wisconsin, Who, as Secretary of
Agriculture, assisted in the work, we
succeeded in breaking down the prohibi
tion in Germany against our hog prod
ucts. Now ail that is gone. I venture to
predict that if wo continue our present
policy of discriminating against German
sui, rar Germany will rind trichina in
American pork in loss than six months
and shut it out again. A great and patri
otic etlbrt was made to make markets for
our products, but all this work is to go
for nothing in this wild crusade for tariff
Washington, Oct. 12.—Immigrant Bu
reau officials have as yet received no no
tice of the arrest of John James Howard,
Levi P. Morton's coachman, but In
spector Dodga loft hore a few days a^o
with a warrant for Howard's arrest,
signed by Secretary Carlisle. Whether
Morton will also be proceeded against for
violating the contract labor law the Trea
sury officials cannot yotsay. Section ti of
tho Act of March 3, 1891, tikes the penalty
for violating the law at a tine not exceed
ing si,oi»O, or imprisonment for a term
not exceeding one year, or both.
New York, Oct. 12.—lion Levi P.
Morton, iv reply to a story published to
day that he had violated the contract la
bor law, bringing from England, under
contract to act as his assistant coachman,
John J. Howard, has given out the fol
lowing statement: "It is true that John
Howard has been constantly in my serv
ice since May, ls;i}, I having emuloyed
him as coachman iv London. When I
left London for the continent, having no
further use for his services, he came to
my homo hero aud has since been in my
employ at Rhineolitf. His duties are
couiinod to services rendered to my
family. I regard him as a household
servant, and as one not coining within
the law. I consider my action as strictly
within tho statutes, and behoved then, as
I do now, that he had been regarded as a
family servant. If Howard has made
any statement, which 1 doubt, to tho ef
fect that I suggested that ho should as
sume to have been in my service twelve
months, hois mistaken, no word having
passed between him and mo on the sub
feet. This publication conveys the lir.st
intimation I have had that any such ex
ception as is claimed is oontaiued iv the
SPRINGFIKU) 1.111.), Oct. 12.—The olli
cial ballot to bo voted November 6th will
be the bulkiest ever known in Illinois.
It will contain ten tickets, viz.: Demo
cratic, Republican, Populist, Prohibition,
Independent Democrat, Independent Re
publican, Independent People's, People's
Silver party, Independent party aud
People's party.
Jackson, Oct. 12.— Grove L. Johnson,
the Republican candidate for Congress,
was the guost of tho Amador Couuty Re
publicans last night and spoke to one of
the largest audiences that has ever ;is
sembled here. Lawyer Johnson is ex
tremely popular with the miners, aud the
fact was loudly demonstrated last even
ing, when, while being driven down the
Kounedy grade, the miners saluted him
with s lively cannonading. Prior to tho
meeting Mr. .Johnson was welcomed at
the Ladies' Republican Club by the Bstee
and Miilard Club and escorted into town,
where ho addressed a large open-air
meeting, presided over by li. F. Taylor
of the Zeilo mine.
The mooting waa characterized by fre
quent cheering and ended in rousing
cheers for tho Uepuulicjan ticket and
Grove L. Johnson.
881 BE AM' .MII,I,AIU>.
CHIOO, <>et. 12.—M. M. Estee spoke
hero to-night. He denied that he had
ever been unfriendly to the negroes, and
said he had always been their stanch
Paso Koin.r.s, uct. 12.-S. G. Millard.
the Republican nominee for Lieutouaut-
Governor, spoke hero to-night and was
greoted by people Irom all parts of the
Santa Rosa. Oct. 12.—James IL Budd,
W. T. Jeter and H. M. Laßuo spoke here
to-night. The Athoneum was decorated
with Ilowers. A lloral representation of
a buckboard and the Gubernatorial chair
was the piece do resistance.
San Bernardino, Oct. 12.—The women
of San Bernardiuo mot in convention to
day aud nominated h lull county ticket,
selecting candidates from the four tickets
in tho field. It purports to be non-parti
san, but tho temperance element pre
domiuatoa, and candidates wero chosen
with that quality in view. On Novem
ber 3d an election will bo hold in all the
precincts of tho county, and the women
will turn out in force to elect their men.
The convention consisted of sixty-livo
delegates, aud was run in a creditable
manner. A dispute arose as to the non
partisan platform, but was soon settled.
Many stirring speeches wero made, and
all the dole^ates wore on tho tiptoe of
ecstatic delight.
But tho Invitation, It is Said, Will be
Docllned—lias Enough to Attend
to Its Own Business.
Special to the RsoorivUkios:
New Yohk, Oct. 12.—A special from
Washington says: The United States
has beeu invited by the Quadruple Alli
ance, composed of Great Britain, France,
Germany and Russia, to join it in a
friendly intervention in tho war between
China and Japan. The invitation will be
declined. The declination is based on
tho time-honored policy of this Govern
ment to avoid any outanuling alliances
with foreign powers.
Acknowledgment is made of the truth
in what the invitation has to say about
the desirability of the restoration of
peace, etc., but in tho polite language of
diplomacy it is poiuteU out that this coun
try has so far got along very well attend
ing to its own business and thatsolougas
it continues to prosper by that policy it
will not depart from it.
Siianoiiai, Oct. 12.—A rumor is current
here that the Chinese Government has
commenced negotiations with Japan for
peace. China, it is said, has ollered to
acknowledge the independence of Corea
and to pay a war indemnity to Japan.
London, Oct. 12. —A leading Chinese
oflioial in London says, that with the ex
ception o/ the naval baltlo at Yalu, not a
nerious blow has been struck China.
This, he said, was merely the beginning
of a <reat war. lie denies that the battle
of Ting Yang was a crushing defeat tor
the Chinese. When hostilities begin on
a largo scale ho declares that Chiua will
produce an ample number of warships.
A rlen-Tsin correspondent says: "The
withdrawal ol Knglish and other families
from l Jekin uppoars to have boon the re
sult of a Japanese ruse. Information
came from Tokio of an intended descent
upon Pekin. This iuduced the foreign
Ministers to take measures for tho se
curity of the women. The Japanese ex
pected to excite Pekin and its popula
tion. Popular feeling in Pekin and Tien-
Tain," the correspondent adds, "is unu
sually friendly to foreigners, whom the
natives regard as a sort of- pledge of
i safety."
A Passenger Train Held Up Near
Ouantico, Virginia.
Many Vessols Wrecked, the Result of J
the Storm On tho Atlantic Coast—
The Civil Service Soon to Investi
gate- the Charges of Political As
sessments of Government Officials.
Srecial to the Record-Uniox.
Richmond (Va,), Oct. 12.—The north
bound passenger train on tho Richmond,
Frederioksburg and Potomac Railroad
was held up near tjuantico. The engineer
and fireman were forced from their en
gine, and tho engine cut loose and sent
ahead. The express car was then on
tered, the messengers covered with
pistols and the safe opened and robbed.
The runaway locomotive was stopped at
<^uautico by obstructions on the track.
It is stated here that there was au un
usually large amount of money on tho
train, probably §30,000. The robbers,
seven in number, were masked, and did
not blow^ open the safe, as at lirst re
ported. They forced the messenger to
open it. The company has offered $10,000
rewind for tho arrest of any of the rob
After the robbery the thieves made oil
with their booty in the direction of the
Potomac River, where it is supposed they
had a boat in waiting to take them to the
Mainland side.
None of the robbers entered the passen
gor coaches. The operator at Brooks, six
miles from Quantico, discovered that the
engine was wild as it passed his station,
ana telegraphed to Quantico, whore a
switch was thrown, so it was brought into
collision with two loaded freight cars and
wrecked. Had this not been done the
engino would have collided with the
south-bound passenger train.
Washington, Oct. 12. — Tiio train
which was held up w;is a through special
from Jacksonville for Now York. Only
a lew passengers stopped oil when the
train reached this ciiy, the remainder
going north. The following facts in con
nection with the hold-up were obtained
from the baggageman of the train :
It is customary for all trains to stop at
Aquai Creek, several miles below Quan
tico, for water. The train was 200 or 300
yards this side of the creek at !i:2<> to
night, when the engineer got a signal
to .stop. The party went forward
to sco what had caused the signal,
aud was confronted by tho robbers, who,
it was learned, had given the signal.
There were seven or eight, of them, and
as soon as tho engino stopped they walked
back towards the train and commenced
to tiro their weapons, at the same time
warning everybody to keep inside the
cars. A Dumber of shots were fired, but
by the greatest chance no one was hurt,
for by this time the passengers had be
come excited and some had throwu open
the windows to ascertain the causo, but
upon seeing the masked men they bo
came aware that the train had been held
up by desperate men.
Tho robbers, by their bold course, thus
intimidated the passengers and tram
crew, and thereupon quickly cvmio op to
tho express car. Tney found tho doors
tightly barred, and were unable to force
an entrance by persuasion or threats.
Their time was precious, and they were
well fixed to do their work rapidly. They
were supplied with dynamite, and by its
use tho door of the express car was shat
tered aud an entrance gained. The mes
senger was in tuo car at the time, and
they told him they would blow him up if
lie did not open tho doors of the sale. «Tho
messenger appreciated that he was in the
hands of desuerate men, aud after de
murring he opened the sate. The robbers
got every cent of the money that was in
the car. No one knows just how much
the sale contained, but one of the em
ployes says he thought if would probably
amouut to 9150,0001 Tho sates wore
brought from varioua places along the
road, and frequently three or lour are
taken from Richmond.
After looting the safe of all tho money,
the robbers uncoupled the engino aud
ran it some miles up the road until a coal
chute was reached, when it was wrecked.
The train was loft standing uutil an en
gine was brought from Qaantico, Tho
train remained at the scene of the rob
bery two and a half hours, and arrived
hero at 12:l!i a. m.
The door of the express car showed
evidence of the dynamite, aud all glass
panes in it were shattered, it was, how
ever, allowed to proceed to New York,
and tho express messenger, Crutch field,
who was in charge, accompanied it. The
robbers escaped with their booty, and up
to tiiis hour they have not been appre
hended. In fact, the police of this city at
2 a. m. have not been notified of the hold
up. It is thought the meu escaped across
the Potomac to the Maryland side of the
Within tho safe wero six registered
packages, aud each ot these were opened
by tho robbers aud their contents looted.
The two men who entered the" car showed
some familiarity with shipping practices,
as one of them demanded the production
of the way-bills when told a safe was
empty. It is thought the estimate of tho
money secured, as given by au employe
at $1 >o,U(K>, is much too great.
Record of Vessels Wrecked ou the
Atlantic Coast.
WaBHUTGTON, Oct. 12. — A dispatch
from Point Aux Bar, Quebec, says: At
the mouth of Saginaw Bay the schooner
John Wesley of Port Huron, with a cargo
of lumbor, became waterlogged ten miles
from the life-saving station. Iho crew of
seven men were saved in the lifeboat.
This is the record made by tho life
saving service during tho recent storm,
there having not beeu a single loss of
life where tho wrecks took place within
the rango oi life-saving stations. The fol
lowing is a list of tho wrecks as far as re
Norwegian bark Ogir, wrecked near
Cape Fear, X. C, crew of eleven savod.
Schooner Loreua, wrecked near Ocean
City, N. J., crew of eight, saved.
Sonooner Maria Louisa, wrecked at
Highlands, N. .)., crew often saved.
Schooner Leonessa, wrecked near N::r
ragausett pier, crew of tivo savod.
Two scows wrecked near Narragansett
pier, crew of live saved.
Schooner Laura Cox, wrecked uear
Elizabeth. Maine, crow of six Bared.
Schooner Posa and Ada, wrecked noar
Cape Elizabeth, crow of six Saved.
Steamer Columbia, wrecked near Fair- !
port, crow of seven taken oil'at 10 o'clock ;
at night.
Schooner John Wesley, waterlogged
off Saginaw Bay, crew of seven saved.
Three schooners, names unknown, off
Bersey Point, crews of eighteen saved.
Total wrecks reported, 18; lives saved,
7S; lives lost, none. Nearly all the ros
cues were etlected at night.
Political Assessments.
Washington, Oct. 12.—Investigations
will soon be made by the Civil .Service
Commission of the charges of assess-
the; series
Includes 27 parts at 8 cents
per number.
ments of office-holders for campaign pur
poses iv San Francisco, and also in Chi
cago and Pittsburg. The order for in
vestigation of alleged assessments in
tiie Philadelphia Mint has already been
announced, and the commission will de
tail agents to make investigations in each
ot the cases where complaints have been
made. Official statements will be sent to
the Civil Service Boards in Chicago and
Pittsburg warning otlioe-holders that
they need not contribute to campaign
funds uud assuring them protection for
roiusal to comply with the assessment
Prosaects of Its Heipg Pulled Off In
Florida Vorj- Slim.
Jacksonvi I.lk (Six), Oct. 12,—Unless
there shall bo a radical change in public
sentiment, there wi!> be no opposition to
the proposed tight here between Corbett
and Fitzsimmona. Mr. Richardson, one
of tho principal backers of the Florida
Atblotic Club, is reported to have said
that tho club had been given "inside as
surance" that they have nothing to fear
from the Legislature. Some surprise is
felt at tho publication iv the Citizen to
day, a paper which took no stand in op
position to the Corbelt-Mitchell light
%viieu it was pending, as follows:
"'Allow us to say right now that the so
called preliminaries ot the so-called glove
contest might us well be abandoned right
now. Jacksonville is not a candidate ior
any further notoriety iv this line. Tho
scientific contests, as the parlance of the
ring has it, are nothing less than brutal
prize tights in which one of the princi
pals undertakes to punch the other's head
oil, according to certain tixed rules. As
soon as the Legislature of next spriug
shall have organized, and somo member
can get the attention of tho Speaker, wo
shall have an iron-bound anti-prizetight
law that will cover every phase of this
subject. There is no mistake about this,
and Messrs. Corbett and Fitzsimmons
may prepare to take their show to some
less civilized and more lawless country."
Njbw Ow.kaxs, Oct. 12.—The Qity Item,
in answer to the query whether the Cor
bett-Fitzsimnions tight would be allowed
on Florida's soil, received tho following
reply from Governor Mitchell: "Corbett
aud Fitzsimmons will not be allowed to
meet in Florida, eveu if the Legislature
has to be convened for the purpose of
preventing tho light."
To be Formed of Lines Banning West
ot tho Mississippi.
Washington, Oct. 12.—C. P. Hunting
ton, when questioned to-day regarding
the dispatch from Chicago stating that a
movement is on loot to combine all the
railroads in tho country running East
and West from the Atlantic and Pacific
Coasts in a trust, said; "The question is
asked whether or not a trust is to be
formed to operate the roads west of tho
Mississippi, and 1 say no. There seems
to be a necessity of cheapening in some
way the cost of transportation. <>ne
of tho large items is tho multiplicity
of agents of each company looking
after each separate interest. There
fore it is proposed to have an oilice for all
the companies, each company doing its
own dusi&abs and getting all the money
it receives, it is very diihoult to advance
rates, so the next thing is to see if there
is not some way by which we can econ
omize so as to get more net out of the
gross than we are now receiving."
Narrow Escape oi a Man Cl<arj*ed With
Arson and Murder.
Clakksvillk (Texas), Oct. 12.—Henry
Dyke's barn was fired last uight, aud as
he rushed from his house to save his
property he was shot from ambush and
killed. The assassin was recognized by
Dyke's son, and a posse was organized,
aud And row Jackson, the accused, was
captured. Mrs. Dyke asked the posse to
let her kill the assassin, if captured.
Jackson was taken to her home, and she
was handed a shotgun. She raised the
weapon, but hesitated, and, lowering the
gun, asked that the law be allowed to
take its course. The posse started for the
jail with the prisoner, but were overtaken
ny a mob. A rope was placed around
tho neck of tho prisoner, and while the
mob were in the act of hanging him the
Sheriff aud deputies dashed up and
wrenched the prisoner iroiutho lynchers.
Twelve Hours Without Food or Shelter.
Baltimoiu:, Oct. 13. — The schooner
William Powell, from Onacocock, arrived
at Baltimore with Captain Smith Shaw,
John Shaw and Louis Stockwell, of the
schooner Henry G. Ely, which sank on
the shoals known as The Sisters, below
Thomas Point. Tho Ely was bound from
Labertsie Point for Melville, N. J., with
IH3 tons of pig iron. Last Monday the
struck on The Sisters, and during
the gaLe of Tuesday she sprang a leak
and tilled. The crow made ii rush for the
rig£ingf- While doing so Joseph Shepards
(colored) was washed overboard arid
drowned, captain Shaw aud Louis Stock
well made their escape. When the Powell
took off the three men two of them had
been twelve) hours without food and
Threatening Labor Troubles.
Omasa, Oct. 12.—Threatening labor
troubles are breaking out among the rival
switchmen's organizations. Soino lime
since two organizations started on tho
Union Pacific. One was a now body, and
the other was a branch ot tho Knights of
Labor. Tho Leader of the Knights' branch
was Jamos Scaulau. He was accused of
having left the city without proper per
mission, aud was discharged from "the
employ of the L'nion Pacific. Mr. Scan
land was out, on the road organizing
the L'nion Pacific switchmen under tho
Knights of Labor standard, and the
Knights have taken his case under their
protection, and say that he must bo rein
stated in the employ of the road. The
company says no.
Sngar Bounty.
Washington, Oct. 12. — Judge Me-
Comas, in tho District Supremo Court to
day, denied the application of tho Miles
Sugar Manufacturing Company of Louisi
ana for a mandamus to compel Secretary
Carlisle to appoint inspectors to ascertain
the sugar production of the company.
The object ot the Bait, if. is understood,
was to test the legality of the recent re
call of the sugar bounty provision of tho
McKinley law aud also to lay tho founda
tion for an appeal to Congress for the
payment of the bounty for tho current
Nearly Wiped Oat by Fire.
Mobiue, Oct. 12.—The town ol Biloxi,
some miles south of hero, with a popula
tion of 10,0' JO, was nearly wiped out by
lire to-day. The opera-house, valued at
820,000, was discovered in flames at 2
o'clock this morning. It was destroyed.
The flames were aided by a strong north
oast wind, increasing into a galo, aud
thirty-iivo places of busiuess and resi
dences were destroyed. The loss is about
$200,000; insurance estimated at one-half
The origin of the lire is said to bo incen
Steamer Vv reuked.
Kat Postage (Out.), Oct. 12.—The
stoamer Highland Maid has been wrecked
at Long Sattlta Rapids, Rainy Lake. The
mail, passengers and crew were saved.
William Woods, the purser, was badly
injured. The boat and cargo are a total
loss, with no insurance. The cause of the
accident is low water and dangerous rap
ids, fall of rocks, whicli theCauadiau and
United States Governments have neg
lected to remove.
WHOLE NO. 16,535.
Closing Day of the Meeting-at Lex
ington, Kentucky.
Klamath "Wins tlie Free-for-all Trot
tine Race at Santa Ana—liesalts of
the Races at -Mystic Park, Madison.
Harlem, Morris Park aud ou Other
'1 racks.
Special to the Ukcord-Unton.
Lexington (Ky.), Oct. 12.— Tins was
the last day of the breeders' meeting
here. The track was fast and the Avoaihcr
clear until the latter part of the afternoon,
when a light rain fell. The ehiof event
was the ."-tulliun Representative Stakes.
B. 13. P. was the favorite, but Litnonero
won alter losing the iirst heat. The
nominator fee of the tirst and third
horses goes to the Leland Staulord estate,
while Walter Clark of Battle Creek gets
the nomination fee of the second horse.
Stallion Kopreaentativo Stake, $6,000,
for foals of 1892; $3,500 to first, *7,~>0 to sec
ond, $250 to third, $M to nominator of
sire of winner, $100 to nominator of sire
of second and $50 to nominator of sire of
third. Limonoro won the fourth, liftu
and sixth heats and the race. Time—2:lss,
2:14f, 2:14;. Expressive won the second
and third heats in 2:152, 2:16}. Baron
Dillon woo the lirst heat in 2:215. Axi
nite and Futurity also started.
Two-seventeen class, trot, purse SI.OOO,
Billy Bolton won tue third, fourth and
fifth heats aud the race. Time— 2:155, 2:10',
—:i~i. C.rattin won the second heat in
2:15]. Folly won the lirst huat in 2:l?i.
Thirteen others also started.
Two-eleven class, pacing, purso §1,000
(unfinished), Frank Agan won the lirat
and second heats iv 2:155, 2:17 A. Colonel
Thornton, Kissell and "nine others also
started. Daisy Despain was distanced.
Sioux City (la.), Oct. 12,— Ten thousand
people attended the races here. Onliue's
performance in his attempt to beat hia
record of 2:07] was the feature. At 3
o'clock the four-year-old appeared upon
the track, which was in good condition,
and scarcely a breeze was blowing;
Chandler drove Online, and tho runner
Cheerful, driven by Ed (Jeers, acted as
pacemaker. The lirst quarter was mado
in '■>- seconds, the half in 1:03, the three
quarters in 1:39, aud the mile in 2:(ii,
breaking the world's four-year-old pac
ing record. Justine, owned by 11. B.
Watson ot Council Blulis, dropped dead
on the track after finishing the third, huat
of the 2:23 trot. Joe Patehen will try to
lower his record of 2:04 to-morrow.
Santa Ana, < »ct. 12. — Klamath's vic
tory in the free-for-all to-day was popu
lar here, as he was trained on the home
track. He would have won in three
straight heats had he not broke coming
down the stretch in the first heat. Tho
unfinished trotting race in the 2:10 class
was won by Thompson, El Molina sec
ond. Time—2:2 if.
The mile aud a quarter dash was won
by Nacho 8., Polasky second, Santa Fe
third. Time—±ll4.
Facing, two-year-olds. 2:20 class:
»-. W. i wote 12 1
■•■ Geniry 3 l l;
Iktrvey ,\ic -j -j y
Time—2:l7% 2:22}5, 2:22.
Trotting, 2:2(J class:
Qeneral Wiles 11l
Truinont 3 2 M
Irene Crocker 2 3 3
Time-2:20, 8:18% 2:l7}£.
Trotting, free-for-all: '
KlamatU 2 111
Ottlnger .' 12 2 2
Waylaiid W 3 3 3 3
Time— 2:12& 2:l3>£ 2:15%, 2:15%.
Trotting, three-year-old, unfinished:
< lazelle 1
sir < Jiru" ".'..'.".'"".'!.'!!." 2
Galette '" 3
San Andreas, Oct. 12.—Three fur
longs, Billy Foote won, Buckhorn sec
ond. Time—o:B9s.
One and a half mile dash, Omo Ora
won, Auteuil second. Tune —2:47.
Six furlongs, Susie Hooker won, Jim
R. second. Time —1:~>5.
Mystic Park (Mass... Oct. 12.—m the
2:16 trot, Gay Worm won the third,
fourth and sixth heats and tho race. Best
time—2:_iH. L'Empress won the second
and fifth heats. Time —2:231, 2:20}. Sutnp
ter won the lirst heat in 2:2G|. JS'owport
and four others also started.
Two-eighteen pace, Prince Alcondor
won the iirst three heats and race. Best
time— 2:l7l. Jubilee Wilkes, Fortune.
Billy Frazer and Kdward Bell also
Two-twenty-three trot, Asabelle won
the first, third aud fifth heats. Best
time—2:l7^. i iectric Coin won tho sec
ond heat in ;£lB4. Seven others also
in the 2:17-class trot, unfinished, The
Seer held an easy lead in tho lirst mile,
but was beaten by a uose by Fred Wilkea.
The second heat wont to Merry Bird.
St. Louis, Oct. 12.—Madison results:
Five furlongs, Bobby Gaylor won, Ca
lantha second, Watch Mo third. Time—
Eleven-sixteenths of a mile, Kobert
Latta won, Capiliu second, Tenor third.
Time— li:.J I A.
Five furlongs, Tom Donohuc won, One
Dime second, Yoseunte third. Time—
Mile and 100 yards, Vovay won, Joe
Estell second, Jamestown third. Time —
Harlem (111.), Oct. 12. — Nine-six
teenths of a mile, Loretta won, My Rose
second, Woolsey third. Time—■*.»:;»">*.
Six furlongs, Marion G. won, Oakvtew
second, Tho Distiller third. Time, 1:15.
Mile and 70 yards, Gascon won. Haw
thorne second, Wattersou third. Time—
1 ivo furlongs, Natural won, Sister
Mary second, Pedestrian third. Time—
Mile and 10 yards, Elmer F. won, I^ako
Shore second, Anna Mayes third. Time
Six furlongs, Lottie Mills won, Levona
C. second, Goid Dust third. Time—l;ls.
Morris Park (N. Y.) t <>et. 12, —Five
furlongs, Hugh Penny won, Maid Mar
ian second, Black Hawk third. Time —
One mile, Adalbert won, Counter Tenor
second, Discount third. Time— l:4os.
Mile and an eighth, Prince Karl won.
Red Skin second, Nero third. Time—
One mile, Sabilio won, California sec
ond, Annisette third. Time—l:H>j.
Six furlongs, Bombez won. April Fool
j second, True Peuuy third. Time—l:l2*.
Robbed in Broad Daylight.
Cincinnati, Oct. 12.—<>n Fourth street
to-day, in broad daylight, a messenger of
the Second National Bank was robbed of
§1.000 in cash and coupons aud drafts
of an unknown value. He had tho wal
let in an outside pocket, and got into a
crowd, after which tho wallet was miss
ing. He had evidently been followed.

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