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(Eureka Dailn Sentinel.
FRIDAY .DECEMBER 23, 1881. a nr.Noi'RATir rosnREXCR It is proposed to hold a conference of Democratic Congressmen and a number of the leading members of the party in the conntry, at Washington, soon after New Year, to consider the situation and outline a policy. The suggestion is ad mirable. It is to be hoped that the idea will be carried out. A frank, full inter change of opinions on great public ques tions would do good. It would clear away a deal of old rubbish and get rid of the vague generalities and confusing non sense which enter too largely into our politics. A free and full consideration of the real facts of the political situa tion and the practical issues liefore the country would result inevitably in draw j„g new hues of distinction between the two great parties, and giving the prom inence to public measures which of late years has been too much usurped by men. What the people want to know is what “ Democrat ” and “ Republican stand for in our political vocabulary. The historical meanings of these words are clear enengh, but what do they actu ally i-i nify to-day! To-day we find both parties more or less disintegrated. On no single public question is it possible to draw the old lines and bring out the full force of cither party. This fact shows that both parties need readjust ing to the actual situation of the coun try and reorganizing on more solid, prac tical grounds. Let the Democrats take the initiative in this movement, andtheir opponents will be swift to follow such an excellent precedent. A representative Democratic conference, not too large, would be an interesting and important assembly, especially if it were free from the barnacles and fossils who survived the war and have encumbered the move ments of the party and distracted its counsels ever since. One thing wanted by that party to-day more than ever is recognized leadership. It has men enough of character and brains men like Bayard, Pendleton, Lamar, Thur man, Beck and Hendricks and Seymour —but not one of them is recognized as a leader by any considerable following out of his own State. It has shrewd man agers, hut managers follow and utilize political sentiment after it has been made. But leaders whom the people recognize and follow aro scarce every where, and hard to be got in a party which is specially jealous of and sensi tive to personal dictation. But without recognized leaderships party will always be more or less chaotic and drift at the mercy of ciroumstances. JAMF.tt O. DI.AIJIE. The Salt Lake Tribune hae the follow ing to say of Mr. Blsino's retirement a* Secretary of State: “When President Garfield gave the portfolio of the State Department to Jamea G. Blaine, a great many careful thinkere throughout the country, while fully acknowledging the appropriateness of the compliment, doubted the wisdom of the appointment. A shrewd man here was asked what the result would be. His answer was : ' Blaine will hit at the first head that shows itself. If the head deserves to be hit, Blaine will be all right; if not, he will make trouble.’ He held the place for some eight or nine months, and we believe it it fair to say that the New York Herald echoed the sentiment of the counnry when it said : ’ It is with a feeling of relief that the country learns that James G. Blaine has retired from the office of Secretary q£ State.’ No one doubts Mr. Blaine's abilities, few doubt his unselfish patriotism; but his prominence before the country has en abled his countrymen to tee that it is with him as with other men—high sta tion does not change prominent traits of character. When a poor young man James G, Blaine was selfish and am bitious to an inordinate degree. If suc cess has made him less selfish it has only fed his ambition. If as Secretary of State he bad concluded that a foreign war was necessary to secure to him the nomination for President he would have brought on the war. He has the mind of an attorney rather than that of a Judge, and when he espouses one side of a cause, as he always does, the equities of the other side he leaves for his ad versaries to present, and never troubles himself about them. It is easy to see how possible it would have been under him to involve the United States in a trouble with Chili, out of which there could have been for our nation neither glory nor gain, and worse still, the vin dication of no principle. Mr. Blaine’s heart would break if he thought he would never be President of the United States. In nursing that dream he wrongs himself. His place is in the House of Representatives. He made a great mistake in ever leaving there, and in ever wanting to leave. As a leader of the House he is a king, and he has no realm but that.” MAKING IT WAII FOB CANKOjT. The press of the oountry are making it very warm for Delegate Cannon, and the Utah papers are taking a part in the discussion. The Utah Southern Times speaks out vigorously as follows : “ For ten years George Q. Cannon, an alien aud notorious polygamist, has misrepre sented this Territory in Congress. He was elected by no political party, but by the Mormon Church; and the one car dinal principle of that church, that dis tinguishes it from all others, is polygamy, and Cannon is its chosen representative and exponent.”_ Tbe Winter Boletlee. These are the shortest days In the year. At 11 o’olook and 4 minutes Wednesdsy, the sun reached the Winter solstice, or that point in tbe ecliptic at which it is furtherest south from the equstor. Though tbe sun starts back toward the equator, im plying that this is mid-Winter, Wednesday was the first day of the astronomical Winter, which continues until the 21st of March. 1 TELEGRAPHIC. THE ASSASSIN'S TRIAL CON TINUED. He Was on the Rampage Again Yesterday. ♦ $100,000 INSURANCE ON CUI TEAU'S LIFE. UNCLE SAMMY TILDEN FOR 1884. Further Particulars of the Jean notte. [SPECIAL TO THR SENTINEL. I Washington, Dec. 22,—Guiteau came into Court this morning apparently under some strong excitement. Colonel Charles Reed took a seat by his side and whispered something to him. Guiteau struck the table violently and began to expostulate, saying: “ I won't do any thing of the kind.” At this point Scoville whispered some ex postulation to him, when Guiteau angrily said to him: ” I won’t have you compromising my case with your foolish questions. You ranst get off my case if you can’t atop compromis ing it.” A wui»pereu wmuiwuwu v,— -. seemed to result in pacifying the prisoner, who looked up with a smile and said: ” I was going to make a speech, but I have changed uiy mind aud guess I won’t do it. ’ He then busied himself opening his mail, remarking: “ This is the first time I have opened my mail myself for some time.” Ur. Theodore Diamond of Auburn, N. who had been summoned by the defense and retained by the prosecution, was called to th* Stand, witness believed, judging from the evi dence he bad listened to, Including that of the prisoner himself, and from the appearance and conduct of the prisoner, that he is a sane man. The hypothetical questions put to Dr. Worcester yesterday were teen read to the wit ness. and he replied : '* I should say he was sane.” . . . Scoville asked how old a physician ought to be before he could distinguish between a sane and insane man. The Doctor said he himself was not yet old enough to always be able to so distinguish. Guiteau broke in with a compliment to the witness aud called the attention of the audi ence to tho fact that he was letting Scoville talk to-day. . _ . “ I opened my mail this morning, said Gui teau. holding up 20 or more letters, " aud a pretty good mall it is, too, and only one crank letter in the whole lot. They are all from hightoned people, too. They are beginning to think better of me outside. The hightoned ladies are asking for my autograph. They think I’m a big man, but I don’t care a snap whether I’m big or not.” The prisoner then busied himself reading his letters, but soon broke out again, saying: •‘Well, I did not notice this before. Ladies and gentlemen, I have just received a letter from Dr. Spitza. He says he has received 200 letters congratulating him on his testimony, and only two threatening ones. A pretty good showing, I think, when he came here for noth ing and never got o cent, while those fellows are handsomely paid by the Government. Here’s another from Mr. Beatty.” Judge Cox—Well, that will do, prisoner. We have not time to listen to the reading of your correspondence. Guiteau—Ail right, sir. Recess. Further rnriicnlnrs of the _Jcnw nett*. New York, Dec. 22.—A cable to the Herald from London up to 3 ▲. m. says: The follow ing telegram waa received at the London office at 20 minutes past 2 this morning: Lrkoutsk, Dec. 21—2:15 p m.—The Jesnnette was crushed by ice in latitude 77.15 degrees no th, longitude 157 east. The boats ind sleds made good their retreat to within 50 or 70 miles northwest of Lena River, where the three boats were separated in a gale. The whale boat in charge of Chief Engineer Mel ville entered the east month of the Lena River on Sept. 17. It was stopped by ice in the river. We found a native village, and aa soon as the river closed I put myself in communi cation with the commandant at Boloomga. On Oct. 29 I heard that the first cutter, carrying Lieutenant DeLong. Dr. Ambler and 12 others, had landed at the north mouth of the Lena. The commandant at Boloomga sent instruc tions to relieve the whale boat party, who are all well. Ninedeinan and Noras arrived at Boloomga Oct. 29 for relief for the first cutter, all of whom are in a sad condition, and in danger of starving, and all are badly frozen. The commandant at Boloomga sent scouts to look for them, and will urge a vigorous search until they are found. The second cutter has not yet been heard from. Telegraph money for Instant use to lrkoutsk or Jakutak. Arrangement* far Iusnrlug tbs A* smiIu's Life. Washington, Dec. 22.—A letter has been re ceived from Reading, Pa., signed by Bordner & Lessig, stating that arrangements have been made with several Berks County Mutual Asso ciations, Including the Reading Mutual Aid Association of Pennsylvania, to secure an amount of Insurance net exceeding $100,000 on the life of Charles J. Guiteau, ana requesting his signature to an application for $10,000 in surance in the Reading Mutual Aid Association of Pennsylvania on the life mutual plan. The name and residence are filled out to Charles J. Guiteau, Washington, D. C. The beneficiary is Arthur J. Bordner, and his signature is fol lowed by that of Calvin T. Lessig, Securing Agent. Kvldeoce in the Star Route Cases. Washington, Dec. 22.—United States Dis trict Attorney Bllsa said to-day that he waa getting together the evidence in about 50 Star Route cases. The amouut of money involved he declined to give, but he hinted that it amounted to several millions. He stated that the prosecutions would soon begin, and would be carried on in the usual way; that is by going first through the hands of the Grand Jury. The principal part of the cases W’lll be tried In Washington, but there will be some suit* Instituted in such of the United States District Oouita aa may appear to the Attorney General to be most convenient. The evidence in many of the casea Is reported very strong. Secretary Hunt's Letter to Enirl. ueer Melville. Washington, Dec. 26.—The Secretary of the Navy to-day received from Engineer Melville, under date of Irkoutsk, Dec. 22, a cable massage identical with that cabled from London to the New York Herald, to which he replied: Navy Department, Washington, Dec. 22.— Melville, U. 8. N., Irkoutsk—Omit no efforts and spare no expense in securing the safety of the men in the second cutter. Let the sick ai d frozen and those already rescued have every attention, and aa soon as practicable have them transported to a milder climate. The Depart* ment will supply the necessary funds. Hunt, Secretary Calling for St amen. Washington, Dec. 22.—Representative Rob inson of New York yesterday offered a resolu tion which was referred, calling on the Presl dent for the names of all persons claiming to be American citizens who within the past year had been arrested and imprisoned in Orest Britain. Til«leu Talked of for 1814. Chicago, Dec. 22.—A Tribune Cleveland cor. respondent haa talked with prominent Buck* eye Democrats and obtained the Information that there is a growing sentiment in favor of Tilden’s nomination in 1884; that Pendleton's boom la of no account, aud that it is expected that President Arthur will divide the Repub lican party in Ohio. Arrented Tor Raising Cbeelcs. Columbus (Ohio), Dec. 22.—Fred. W. New burgh, Assistant Secretary of the State Board of Public Worka. haa been arrested for raising checks to the amount of $4,00C. Ha confesses to that amount, but larger forgeries are sus pected. Justifiable lulling. Coolxdgx (Kan.), Dec. 22.—On Monday night the wife of Postmaster F. E. Hardesty was outraged by Barney Elliott, during her hus band's absence. The next morning Hardest/ returned, went to the barn, riddled Elliott's body with bullets and poundad hia head te a )'UJ• _________ OVER TH£ WATER. The Barones* Burden Coutts' In* eoiue Reduced. [arsciai, to tbs uiinu.) London, Deo. 22.—It is said that although the Baroneaa Burdett Ooutta baa realgned the property In dispute In order to avoid litiga tion, ahe la alluwed two.fifth, of the Income front the bank fund for life. Her income, however, la reduced to £19,000 a year. Oo to P. Steler’a : be aella his Jewelry cheaper than any other home. * PACIFIC COAST ADVICES. Death of a Fireman—Juflffc Finn'** DeelMlon In the Tittol Kwtato Neetlng of the Prison tom ml s ■lon-Keailoii ofthe Chosen Friends —Dylnff Deelaratlou of Jose Villa —Killed by ablaut— Brookle Smith ( rushed to Death. ffPICIAL TO THE BBNTIWKL.J 8an Jobe (Cal.), Dec. 22.—JoBe Villa, the man who was stabbed last night, made a dying declaration this afternoon to the effect that his assailant was Francisco Careno, and that the stabbing was done without provocation. Villa was standing at the bar, when Careno beck oned him out doors. On reaching the thresh old he was stabbed. Nevada City (Cal.), Dec. 22 —One of the In dians wounded during yesterday’s shooting scrape at Indian Camp, yesterday morning put an end to his life by cutting hia throat with a pie *e of glass. The other wounded In dian is still alive The white man, who shot one of the Indians, has not yet been captured. It is said that h" is being pursued by some of the Diggers, and that if caught they will make short work of him. Napa (Csl ), Dec. 22 —Phillip McMahon was yesterday killed at the Iteddington isins, Knoxville City, by the explosion of a blast Boise City (Idaho), Dec. 22 —The District Court has been in session 10 days. In the case of Wm. Biddell, for murdering Fred. Hihn. WsIIb. Fargo & Co’s messenger, in this city on Aug. 31, the jury rendered s verdict of man slaughter. He will be sentenced on Saturday. Silver City (Idaho). Dec. 22.—Andrew J. Gleason, known aa “ Brockie Smith,” was caved on and crushed into a shapeless mass at 8 o’clock this morning while on duty at the Empire State mine. Deceased was a native of Ireland, aged about 42 years. He had been on the coast 20 years. His funeral takes place to morrow. San Francisco, Pec. 22.—James Nolan, sub stitute foreman of Engine No. 4 of the Fire Department, died suddenly to-day from heart disease. Judge Finn rendered a decision to-day in the Tittel estate, ordering a distribution of the property among the heirs in accordance with the term* of the will. The Court denied the claims of Win. Seibrecht, as devisee of Tittel’s second wife, to any share in the property. It Is anticipated the case will go to the Supreme Court on appeal. The Board of Trustees of the California Prison Commission met this afternoon, for the purpose of renewing the organization for one year. Owing to the near approach of the holidays it was determined to lay most of the business over until after New Year. The Trustees agreed to prepare for the vigorous prosecution of the work of prison visitation, and appointed committees tor that purpose. At s session of the Grand Council of Chosen Friends this afternoon the following officers were elected to till the vacancies of Grand offices: Grand Commander, 0. W. C. Rowell; Grand Treasurer. H. From berg; Grand Marshal, C. Ii. Stone; Grand Warden, V. L. Earnehield; Grand Guard, R. Rothenatein; Grand Trustees, John Stande and J. T. Harris. At the con clusion of the election the Grand Council ad journed, subject to a call of the Grand Coun cillor. Hale A Norcross has been assessed 75 cents per share. Nearly Run Over. Two young fellows were cavorting around yesterday afternoon, one on a very goat like mustang and the other ou a mule about the size of a California pumpkin. They had lota of circus fun, but came very near doing a harm that they would have remembered many a long day. They made a sharp turn around the Courthouse corner while some little girls were cross ing the Btreet and had come close to tho pavement. All except one of them jumped back quickly and ran away, hut little Louisa Loachenkobl had gone too far for ward to get back in time. The mus tang did not actually strike her, but came so near running over her that she was very much frightened and fell down in the street crying. In less than a minute a half dozen angry men. who had been standing by and bad seen the occur rence, came up to see if the little girl was hurt and to speak their minds to the cir cus riders, who had ridden back to see if they had done any harm. Inasmuch as tho little lady sustained no injury worse than a bad scare the excitement abated directly. Moral: Look about you when you are riding a mustang or a mule; and, children, do not tarry on the street cross ings. A laboe assortment of ladies’ and gents’ dressing cases, pocket-books, satchels, valises, toilet sets, etc., oan be found at Schneider’s drug store. « An immense supply of fresh French and American candies just received at the Bed House for the holidays. * ~_BORN. At Eureka, Dec. 22, 1881, to the wife of a. Magglnni, s son. DIED. At Enreka, Dec. 32, 1881, Ida Christiana, to fant daughter of Thomas and Ida N, Kannady, aged 4 months and IT days. The funeral Will take place from£the;r#al. donce of the parents on North O'Neil Avenue, to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock. Frlenda and acquaintances are invited to at tend* NEW TO-DAY. GRAND BALL! FREE TO ALL! Two Doors South of Rtont ftaloou, Main Street, Eureka. COME ONE, COME ALL. RATl'BDAY EVENING, Dee. 94, ’81. (Cbriatmau Eve.) at FRANCISCO RCKVBDO. Toys Given Away 8. ALEXANDER WILL, FROM TO-DAY AT NOON, UNTIL Saturday evening, for the pnrpoee of. making room for general merohandlae that la now on the road, aell bla TOYS l TOYS! For the Actual Cost of the Freight. Wlke public will do well to call early and get bargalna. Eureka, 1 ec. 31,1881. d3itd For the Masquerade PREPARATIONS FOR THE MASQUERADE Ball are now In order. Partlea In aearch of Uolilor Nllver Npaugles, Stars, Bull, lou Fringes anil Ulmps, ete., will Hud a fine aaaortment at M. J. FRANKLIN * CO.'S They have alao juat received an Involoa of Tarletane, Satina and Oambrlca in all colora. MAMS IN SATIN, WIN! AND DOMIQUI. Eureka, Dee. IT, 18*1. dll 3w HwiTiuftHtfQan A LL THE SILVERWARE PURCHASED AT P. BTELER'S tor the Holidays end wed ding present*, will be engraved free of oharge. Eureka, Dee. 11,11*1. dlltf HOLIDAY ADVERTISEMENTS. EfcWttHElM Chronometer, Watch and Clock Maker. Jeweler and Optician, ~J3EGS leave to inform his customers and tlio public generally that he has now completed the alterations in his store and established The Only Strictly First-Class Jewelry Establishment in Eureka. THE WATCH DEPARTMENT Is well stocked with Ladies’, Gents and Boy»* Swiss aud American Watches from tho leading factories, in Nickel, Silver aud Gold. THE JEWELRY DEPARTMENT Contains the largest selection of Fine Jewelry ever shown in this city, ornamented with DIAMONDS aud other precious stones. SILVER-PLATED WARE. I keep constantly on hand a full line of the goods of the Middletown Plate Company, which is justly celebrated for the exquisite designs and finish as for the sterling quality of their goods. SOLID SILVER WARE. I keep only the goods of the Gorham Manufacturing Company of Providence and New York, which is a guarantee that I keep the very best. OPTICAL DEPARTMENT. This department contains a choice selection of optical goods generally found at a first-class optician’s. Connected with this is the SPECTACLE DEPARTMENT, Which is replete with all the different styles of spectacles aud Eye Glasses. Having made a special studv of optics and optbalrnology, so far as they relate to each other, patrons may rest assured of always getting suitable glasses, whatever tho defect of their eves may be. THE CLOCK DEPARTMENT Is well stocked with Clocks for the Cabin, the Kitchen, the Parlor the Bed-rcom, tho Bar, the Hall, the Office, and the Observatory, in fact, with ClockB of every description, from tho cheapest to the most expensive. Dealing directly with the manufacturers, I can assure patrons that I sell goods as cheap as any house East or West. The Watch Repairing Department Is certainly the best appointed on this Coast. Among the reasons which commend this j house to the attention of the public requiring the services of a Watchmaker are the following: Customers are absolutely secure against the botching of their watches, which is of no small importance, if it is considered that 99 per cent of all watches are worn out by bad watchmakers. All watches left with mo for repairs are insured against loss by fire. An honest guarantee is given for one year, in which space of time the watches are cleaned several times, if necessary, free of charge. Repairing moneys are refunded without the slightest prevarication in case I should fail to give perfect satis faction, and lastly, but not least, NO MONEY IS EVER OBTAINED UNDER FALSE PRETENSES I Repair to Jewelry Neatly Donel Man Spricht Deutsch. On Parle Francais. Holiday Announcement! MORRIS & LEVY, .DEALERS IX. Staple and Fancy Dry Goods! Have made great redfcjtiohb in every department, and now offer their magnificent stock to the public at such figures which nrnat pnre’y convince the publlo to look to their Interest*, and secure their wants In the Dry Goods line at OUR SPECIAL PRICES FOR THE HOLIDAYS I Silks, Satins, Brocades, Velvets, Cashmeres, Suitings, Plaids and Dress Goods, GREATLY REDUCED. AN ELEGANT ASSORTMENT Jjf HOLIDAY GOODS! A Specialty in Cloaks, Dolmans, Japanese Dolmans in Silk, Mohair and Plush, and a Splendid Line of Children's Cloaks, Reduced for Holidays. Carpets and Oil Cloths in BeantiM Desips and at the Lowest Prices! In fact every article, at prices which cannot fail to attract attention. ONE PRICE AND FOR CA8H ONLY. Please call and examine our Goods and Prices._ MORRIS A LEVY. OLDEST AND LEADING Jewelry Establishment IIsT EUREKA. ir " . . V ■ MAGNIFICENT JEWELRY! .FOB. HOLIDAY PRESENTS. P. NTELEit, mHE RELIABLE JEWELER, HAN JFST RETIRIED FROM NAM FRAL Diamond Sets, Earrings, Pins and Buttons, Studs and Finger Rings. * Tory fine assortment of Ladle*’ and Gentlemen'* Gold Watch** and Chains, Nil ver Watches, French and Fauey .'looksand a larfe aaertmenl of Ladles’ Gold Mel* and Hanale Bracelet*, or all kind* and at all prleea. A fiplendld assortment of Gold ('karma, and a very flue Hue or Molid an ver and Plated Ware, eonslsf Inir of Flue Molid Mil ver Card Caeee ** Portmnules, Forks, Npoous. Knives, and a beaulirul assortment of Molid Silverware In ease*. . fine assortment of Gold Pena and Holders, the equal of which wee never bronohi !?'Ur,'k*’,‘nJ ,m“n? ntke'trtlolee loo numerous to mention—In fact worthing found In a Href Iho tlmH ^oi*.0"5’ J w*11 »oll tbit etock of goods at GKEATLV REDUCED PRICES* To null the time*. . lease call at my establishment end examine my exteneive stock of goods before All of the above are warranted to be of the Ant quel*?end we>! ^V.*Dr.TlMlA" 0rU,r* rr““ eo«*ry Promptly AtWdidto"' **' "**• ®*P. ITSLkl, _ HOLIDAY GOODS. HOLIDAY edODSi EVERYTHING NEW! IMMENSE STOCK! IMMENSE STOCK! NO OLD COODS! l : AT : W. E. DAVIDSON’S, ii ; POSTOFFICE BUILDING Mi: W. E. Davidson has just received his mammoth stock of Fine Holiday Goods, to which he invites the atten tion of the Public. This stock is entirely new, per sonally selected by himself, and is by far the most ele gant line of Goods ever brought to Eureka, consisting in part of i i Autograph Albums I [ Scrap Albums I \ FANCY I NKSTAN DS1 i i MUSIC BOXES ! WORK BOXES ! i Writing Desks, Toilet Sets, Fine Papeteries, Russia Leather Goods, Gold Pens, Ohess, Checkers, Dominoes, Card Cases, and hundreds of other articles suitable for Holiday Presents. A very fine assortment of Books in every style of Binding. CHRISTMAS CARDS! in endless variety, including all the prize cards from the house of L. Prang & Co., Boston. Special attention is called to this department, as the Stock is the largest, most complete, and finest ever seen in this market [D0LL8!^D0LL8 ! j From 25 Cents to 25 Dollars. I WHISTLING LOCOMOTIVES! I Crandall's Blocks, and all the latest novelties in this line. An immense assortment of • ..... I’ CHILDREN'S TOY BOOKS ! i at prices ranging from twenty-five cents to two dollars. Don’t purohase your : CHRISTMAS GOODS* until you have examined this mammoth stock. i'W. E.DAYli)SC)N,i . ill: P08T0FFI0E BUILDING DON’T FORGET THE PLACE! ■ur.ks, Xor. It, 1IS1.