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f Stands for the Interests of L Southern California. jj SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXIII.—NO. 181. EASTERN DISPATCHES A Startling Confession of Crime in Texas. Two Brothers Testifying ' Against Each Other. Ex-Hpeaker Randall's Death Momen- tarily Expected. Sixteen Persons Poisoned By Eating Wild Turkey—The Carpenters' Strike Still On in Chicago. Associated Press IMspatehcs. I Dallas, Tex., April 10. —Charles ami "Commodore" Miller, indicted for rol> bing an express car on the. Texas and Pacific road, near this city, a year ago, were placed on trial today. After the robbery no clew could be obtained to the perpetrators. Several months later the Millers were arrested for another crime. Charles turned State's evidence and confessed that he and his brother com mitted the express robbery, bad raped two white women, robbed stores and residences and sand-bagged pedestrians. Tbe case has been tried from time to time, but without coming to a convic tion or acquittal. The "Commodore" had always until today maintained his innocence, but when he learned that Charles had turned State's evidence and ' would go free, he hastened to confess, himself, and told of more crimes than Charles had made known. This caused a sensation in court, and the case was adjourned until the 12th. CHICAGO STRIKERS. The Carpenters Feeling Confident of An Early Victory. Chicago, April 10.—The carpenters strike is still on, and the men are confi dent. The owners of large buildings nearly completed are growing impatient and threaten to put the contracts into new hands. On the strength of this there was a movement among some of the members of the Master Carpenters' Association, to dis solve that body and allow its in dividual members to make what terms they see fit. Influential members of the association, however, are opposed to this action. One hundred cigar-rollers at the Columbia factory today joined the strikers who went out yesterday. At a lengthy meeting tonight, the Master Carpenters' Association de cided to continue in their refusal to recognize the strikers' union, but per mission was given the members, as in dividuals, to employ men at such wages as they choose to pay. K.\ M> A 1.1. SINKING. The Ureat Statesman's Death Moment aril} Expected. Washington, April 10. —Randall con tinues to grow weaker, and the end is in sight; but no one can tell how much longer he may be able to continue to struggle for life. Any hour may witness his last moments, or his life may be prolonged several days. He retains strength enough to move about in bed, but his life is now hardly more than mere existence. Opiates are given him to make him easier. -Most of the time he is only semi-conscious. He has not for two weeks been without fever. He takes nourishment well. At 2 o'clock there is no change worthy of note in his condition. This evening Randall's strength suf fered another depletion, and be is weaker than in the morning. At mid night, however, he is resting easily. AN INDIGNANT COMMISSION. The Vagaries of Kailroad Men De nounced in Strong Terms. Kansas City, April 10. —The Kan.sas Railroad Commission today ordered the Leroy and Coney Valley line, leased by the Missouri Pacific, to put on a daily passenger train, and, commenting on the fact that the dwellers in the country adjoining the road, who voluntarily taxed themselves tto suppor the road, are compelled to ride in a caboose on a freight train, says: "While this is going on tens of thousands of dollars are being wasted by the railroad company in what is called a passenger rate war, a species of amusement which certain young men conducting the passenger tariff traffic indulge in when they get tired of playing baseball. They ought to be Bent to Jericho until their heads have grown, and sober-minded men put in their places." WHOLESALE POISONING. Sixteen Persons Poisoned by Partaking of Wild Turkey. LrTTLE Rock, Ark., April 10.—The poisoning of two whole families is re ported from Browing station, Franklin county. Sixteen persons were pois oned, and at the latest accounts twelve are in a precarious condition and not expected to survive. William Browing shot a large wild turkey gobbler, and invited the family of George Haines to dine with him. After partaking of the turkey all were taken ill. It is sup- Eosed that the turkey had, just before eing shot, eaten some poisoned meat set for wolves. The Alleged Benders Released. Oswego, Kan., April 10.—Mrs. Griffith and daughter, of Niles, Mich., brought here some time ago on suspicion of be ing the notorious Mrs. Bender and daughter, were released today on a writ of habeas corpus by Judge Collins, posi tive affidavits being filed showing they were in Michigan at the time the crimes were committed. Vanderbilt Rumors Denied. New York, April 10. —The statement that the Vanderbilts rre securing repre sentation on the directorate of the Union Pacific were emphatically denied to night by Chauncey M. Depew. Mra. Booth Dying. London, April 10.—Mrs. Booth, wife of the commander-in-chief of the Salva tion Army, is dying of cancer. LOS ANGELES HERALD. PACIFIC ROADS. The House Committee Begins Considera tion of the Senate Bill. Washington, April 10. —The House committee on Pacific railroads entered upon formal consideration of the Senate bill providing for the settlement of the Government indebtedness of the Union and Central Pacific roads. The first five sections, covering the case of the Union Pacific Company, were approved with a few changes, the most important of which is reducing from I! per cent to 1 % per cent the interest to be paid by the company upon the bonds falling due during next five years. This is a partial concession to the wishes of the company, which desired low rates of In terest for the first ten years. Provision is made, however, for capitalizing the difference between the Ipercent rate and full 3 per cent for five years, so that the effect of the change is to reduce tbe amount of payments for the time, but make tbe final payments heavy enough to cover the differences. The committee also struck out of the fourth section the clause relating to the Government guar antee of the bonds. Killed With a Billiard Cue. Chicago, April 10. —Jennie McGarvie, a white woman mysteriously found dead on Garfield boulevard a few weeks ago, was killed by the blow of a billiard cue, and the man thought to be her mur derer, Alex. Rice, (colored,) is locked up. Rice says Doc Linsev killed her, but the police think Rice did the deed. Linsey, W. O. Pelkey and Geo. Gibbons (also colored) are also under arrest. A CUSTOMS UNION. THE PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ADOPTS A POLICY. The Argentine Republic, Chili and Para guay Dissent from the General Plan. An International Banking System. Washinoton, April 10. —The Pan- American Conference today adopted the report of the majority of the committee on a customs union, with three dissent ing votes —Argentine Republic, Chili and Paraguay. The report recommends in substance that reciprocity treaties be negotiated between the several repub lics, each making concessions that the peculiar products of all may be intro duced free into the others. The com mittee on port dues reported it imprac ticable to completely abolish the charges now Imposed on vessels, and made rec ommendations as follows, which were adopted: That all port dues be merged in a single one, to be known as tonnage dues, this charge to be assessed upon the total carrying capacity of the vessel, each government to fix for itself the amount to be charged, but with due regard to the general policy of the conference upon the subject, which is to facilitate and favor naviga tion ; that there be excepted dues charged or to be charged under unex pired contracts with private companies; that the following be exempt from tonnage dues: Transports and vessels of war; vessels of less than twenty-live tons; vessels which shall have been compelled to put into port by reason of damages suffered at sea; yachts and other pleasure boats. The conference at the time of adjourn ment had under consideration the report of the committee on banking. It says the future development of commercial relations will depend as largely upon the development of international banking facilities as upon any other condition. The foreign commerce of the West Indies, Mexico, and South and Central America, last year, amounted to $1,095, --545,000 in United States gold. The total exchanges, of commodities, between tbe United States and the countries south, aggregated $282,902,408. Foreign banks reaped a profit of a commission of three fourths of one per cent, on a large pro portion of these sums, which, together with interest and difference in exchange, might be saved to the several countries. The report recommends the passage of a law by the United States incorporat ing an international American bank, with ample capital, with the privilege on the part of the citizens of the several countries of the conference, to take shares in such bank pro rata to their foreign commerce; the bank should have no power to emit circulating bank-notes, but should have all the other powers now enjoyed by a national bank of the United States as to deposit and discount, issuing letters of credit, making loans, etc., and generally to do whatever can already be done by the great banking firms who are carrying on business under the laws of general partnership. The report recommends to the governments represented the granting of concessions for international banking, and especially a bank organ ized as above, with branches or agencies in the several countries. The committee suggests to the United States delegates the desirability of sub mitting the report to the President, with the view that, should-he deem it proper, he may recommend to the Con gress of the United States the enact ment of a charter for an international American bank, for the benefit and en largement of the commerce of the American nations. The Pioneers Started. Boston, April 10.—sA party of 150 members of the Society of California Pioneers left today on a special train for a trip to California. The journey will take thirty-seven days. Chicago, April 10.—A delegation of California pioneers from this city will join the New England tourists on their arrival here, and go west with them. Speedily Acquitted. San Andreas, Cal., April 10.—The trial of Ed. Coughan, who was indicted by the grand jury last December for the murder of John Lamporter, commenced here Monday, and ended at 11 o'clock last night. The jury returned in ten minutes a verdict of acquittal on first ballot. Monster Icebergs.] Halifax, April 10. —The steamer Siberian, which arrived today from Glasgow, passed four large icebergs, one of them a monster, estimated a mile in length. FRIDAY MORNING, At»RIL 11, 1890. PACIFIC COAST. A Royal Salute Accorded the Charleston. The Big Cruiser on Another Trial Trip. The Prohibitionists Select their State Standard-Bearers. Chinese Smugglers in the Toils at San Diego ■ Another Hold-Up On the Auburn Road. Associated Press Dispatches.l San Fkancisco, April 10. —Tbere was considerable excitement along the water front last evening when the new cruiser Charleston came down from Mare Island navy yard. She was seen from tho barge office at Meiggs's wharf by the inspectors who were waiting for the China steamer Oceanic, and Deputy Surveyors of Tort Varney, (iaskell, and several other customs officers put out for her in a small boat, with the revenue marine flag flying at the stern. Although the cruiser is not yet open to the publio, j the party being in the service of the Gov ernment, were welcomed on board. The Charleston came to anchor about 6 j o'clock, in line with the revenue cutter i Richard Rush and the United States coast survey steamer Hasler. She was saluted by all the shipping and ferryboats in the harbor, and just as she dropped her anchor the Various church bells in the city tolled out the Angelus; Oakland steamers sounded their whistles and went a little out of their course to get a closer view of the cruiser; men cheered and ladies waved their handkerchiefs. The Charleston's band responded with the "Star Spangled Banner." Everything on board was aa neat as could be desired. Her main battery of six guns frowned on the bay, and two small machine guns were swung in military masts aloft. At sunset the colors were lowered to the music of "Columbia," and the guns and arma ment were covered for the night. The Charleston went to sea .this morning about 9 o'clock. She will make a si x hours' run and return this evening. PROHIBITION STANDARD-BEARERS. Gen. Bldwell and Rev. A. M. Hough at the Head of the State Ticket. San Francisco, April 10.—The Prohi bition convention this morning appointed a State central committee, consisting of one representative from each county. The platform was then read, and after considerable discussion and expressictf.? of opposition to several features, it was adopted as reported, after which the convention took a recess till afternoon. The platform endorses the platform of the national Prohibition party; de nounces high license; denounces the pay ment of State money in promoting wine-making; expresses distrust in all the old parties; favors Government ownership of telegraph lines and rail roads; demands woman's suffrage and more rigid Sunday laws. General John Bidwell, of Chico, was unanimously nominated for Governor. The following were nominated candi dates for the remaining offices on the ticket: Lieutenant-Governor, Rev. A. M. Hough, of Los Angeles; Secretary of State, F. E. Gould, of Santa Barbara; State Treasurer, H. French, of San Jose; State Comptroller, Mr. Winchester, of Sutter county; Attorney-General, Chaunoey M. Dunn, of Sacramento. The following nominations were also made: For Superintendent of I'ublic In struction, Miss S. M. Severance, of Santa Clara; for Surveyor General, E. M. Chase, of Solano. The nomination of Supreme Court Judges was referred to the central com mittee with instructions to nominate Prohibitionists only. For Clerk of the Supreme Court, Dr. J. S. Price, San Diego. For Congress—First District; I/)renzo P>. Scranton, Napa; Second District, J. S. AVhitwell, Stanislaus; Third District, Rev. Fclkner, Solano; Fourth District, Rev. J. Rowell, San Francisco; Fifth District, E. F. Howe, San Francisco; Sixth District, F. R. Dougherty, Pasa dena. For Railroad Commissioners —First District, R. D. Hart, Sacramento; Sec ond District, H. H. Luse, San Francisco; Third District, Dr. J. D. Miller, Pasa dena. ANOTHER HOLD-VV. Activity of Highwaymen in the Ylcinlty of Auburn. Auburn, Cal., April 10.—There was another robbery on the Forest Hill road today. On Monday the stage was stood up by two masked highwaymen, and to day Ira Burke, a teamster for Reuder,_of Forest Hill, was returning to the city with an empty wagon. He was halted by a lone highwayman about one and a half miles from Auburn. He passed over $5, and the robber said he knew Burke had more. The robber jumped into the wagon to look for more money, and Burke jumped on the tongue of the wagon; in doing so he loosed the brake and the team started. The robber ordered him to stop, but he said he couldn't; the robber then shot at him twice. This scared the team into a run, and the robber decamped. From Burkes description he is the larger of the two stage robbers that operated on Monday. IN THE TOILS. Prosecution of the Chinese Smugglers at San Diego. San Diego, Cal., April 10.—Williams, master of the Portuguese fishing boat captured Wednesday morning with ten Chinamen aboard, was brought before Commissioner Ward today and made a statement that he was hired by a Chinese merchant here, named Ah Jou, to bring the Chinamen from Lower Cali fornia to this port. This is the second trip for him, having landed nine China men here about a week ago. His state ment also implicates other Chinese merchants here, for whom warrants have been issued. Ah You was arrested and committed to jail without bail. Ah Quong was also bound over in tbe sum of $1,000. Williams was also sent to jail. REMARKABLE BALL-PLAYING. Oakland Dowiu Stockton In an Inter • stinir Contest. Han Francisco, April 10.—There was a remarkable exhibition of ball at the Haight-street grounds this afternoon. The Oaklands defeated the Stocktons by a score of 23 to 21, after Stockton had twice won the game. There were few brilliant plays, a great many glowing errors, some hard hitting and poor pitch ingand in-fielding. It was anybody's gai6e up to the last innings. Oakland stafted up with a rush, and it looked lik* a sure thing for the men from across th4bay, but Stockton braced up and ob tained the lead. Then the Stockton mm p]«yed a little worse than their op ix*ents and allowed Oakland to pass th*u, and with eight runs in the eighth innings Oakland won the game. In the si*h innings, after nine hits had been mjde off Ciahill, Chase was put in to pi'ich for Stockton, and finished the gt jie. Cobb was batted out of the box, ai ji in the eighth innings Meegan took h ! place. To Explore Alaska. i MM Francisco, April 10. —The United Sates coast surveying steamer l'atter sdn sailed from here this morning for Alaska, having on board a party of ex njprers from New York, whom she will Hid at Juneau. The Patterson will mend about seven months making sur veys in the northern seas. Death of a Printer. ■ San Dikoo, April 10.— W. W. Win chester, ex-president of the San Diego Typographical Union, and well know n on the Coast, died here this evening. HUNTINGTON'S POLICY. STRAINED RELATIONS BETWEEN HIM AND STANFORD. They Refuse to Talk, but Creed Haymond Lets the Cat Out of the Bag—Crocker Couldn't Smooth the Trouble Over. San Francisco, April 10. —Both Senator Stanford and C. P. Huntington deciined to be interviewed today when newspaper representatives sought to inquire into the personal differences that are said to have arisen between the two men. Creed Haymond, general solicitor of the com pany, was asked: "What do you think will be Mr. Huntington's policy in the administration of the affairs of the com pany?" "Well, he has already announced his policy; whether he will be able to carry it out or not I can't tell. Maybe the young men of the State could tell; they are the people who are now running things." "What are the facts cf the interview between Crocker, Huntington and Stan ford in New York when the proposition that Stanford should resign is said to have been first made t". "You know there has been some feel ing between Huntington and Stanford for some time. When Colonel Crocker went East he hoped to smooth over the trouble. He returned thinking he had done so; so this thing is as much of a surprise to him as to anybody else; I did not read, all of Mr. Huntington's remarks before the Board of Directors. I read only as far as his reference to Mr. Stanford's election as United States Senator. There was not a cent of this company's money used for that purpose, though Mr. Huntington may think so. It sometimes happens that a railroad company may think it wise to contribute to the funds of one or both parties. A large corporation like this has very many sources of expense which are not gener ally known." "Who will be your successor as head of the law department, Mr. Haymond?" "Harvey S. Brown will be the man, I think." "Is it true, as has been said, that your resignation was caused by the fact "that you were a close friend of Senator Stanford, and aided him in his political ambitions?" "Senator Stanford never had any po litical ambition. The full history of that campaign never has been published. Some day it may all come out and then it will be seen that his inter ests were those of the State. He had to accept the nomination to save the Republican party from utter ruin and destruction. The reason why Sargent was not elected Senator is known probably to only three men in the world. One of them is called Hay mond.'' "Will the Senator be a candidate for re-election?" "Oh, yea; and he will be elected. I waa not out for him before, but I now am." NATIONALIST FACTIONS. The Seceders Organize an Independent State Convention. San Francisco, Aprii 10. —The Con vention of Independent Nationalists, composed of the seceders from the regu lar State Nationalists Convention, opened in the Palace hotel today, with J. W. Hynes, of San, Jose presiding. A plat form was adopted demanding Govern ment ownership of railroads and tele graph lines; ownership by municipal ities of street railways, water, gas and light; the election of United States Sen ators by direct vote of the people; the adoption of the Australian bajlot system, and other measures. A resolution was adopted declaring that this is the only legally authorized and organized convention of the Nation alists, and Colonel C. E. Dailey, of Los Angeles; Mrs. Roberts, P. R. Martin and Albert Curtin, San Francisco; J. K. Moore, San Jose; G. W. Owen, Santa Cruz, and Prof. J. P. Gerlock, Oakland, were elected a department committee to have charge of the party's w*ork until the next convention meets. J. W. Hynes, of San Jose, was elected chair man of the next convention, to be held in I.os Angeles. From the Mouth of the Thames. Hamburg, April 10. —The Hamburg- American Steamship Company has de cided to send their steamships from Fielburyport, at the mouth of the Thames, instead of from Hamburg. This service will commence in November next. Postmaster for Santa Paula. Washington, April 10.—The President today sent to the Senate the nomination of Harney Hardison to be postmaster at Santa Paula, Cal. RIOT AT VALENCIA. An Anti-Carlist Insurrection Precipitated. Incendiarism and Bloodshed Indulged In. The Mobs Dispersed by Troops—Many Persons Injured. Lord Salisbury Snubbed at Monte Carlo. Stanley Talks About the Dark Continent. Associated Press Dispatches.: Madbld, April 10.—The arrival of the Carlist leader, the Marquis D'Errallbo, at Valencia today was made the occasion of an anti-Carlist demonstration. Thous ands of anti-Carlists met at the station, and followed tbe Marquis to his hotel. They smashed many windows, and tried to set fire to the hotel, when a detach ment of troops charged and dispersed the mob. Many persons were wounded. A mob of 2,000 persons invaded the Carlist club and set fire to the furniture. When the firemen came the mob tried to obstruct them. Another mob tried to burn a church, but was prevented by a detachment of troops. The troops have failed, however, to disperse the constantly gathering crowds, who have built two barricades in the streets. The military authorities have taken posses sion of the city, and the whole garrison is under arms. At midnight the rioting continues. The troops have made several charges. Many persons have been injured and some killed, though orders were given to avoid bloodshed as long as possible. Several members of the Carlist club fired revolvers into the crowd and three were wounded. The mob also attempted to attack the Jesuits' college. Order was restored after midnight. The troops occupy various points throughout the city. STANLEY IN EUROPE. Tho Great Explorer Interviewed Upon Hia Landing- in Italy. Brindisi, April 10.—Stanley arrived here today en route to Brussels. Speak ing of Emm Pasha, Stanley said he did not believe he would attempt to recon quer the equatorial province. An im mense effort, he declared, would be necessary to eject the Madhists, who have overrun the province. With refer ence to the claim made by the Germans to territory in Africa, Stanley said he was astonished at their pretensions. They apparently claimed the whole of Ihe country. Stanley also stated that the Aruwhipmi forest, which belongs to the Congo Free State, was enormously rich, especially -frith rubber trees, richer than the Amazon forests. This section of Africa, he declared, would be the rub ber reservoir of the universe. London, April 10.—The Herald prints an interview with Stanley, in which the latter maintains that the Germans in fluenced Emm while he was sick. Stan ley thinks the Germans intend to annex, and will act on these plans. If Germany secures the lake regions, he says, it will destroy the whole value of the British coast possessions. The conquest of the Soudan would cost £3,000,000, and no Government in Europe has the stamina to undertake it. SALISBURY SNUBBED. His "Ludship" Refused Admission to the Casino at Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo, April 10.—The English colony is agitated at an "indignity" to which the British Premier and his wife were subjected last evening at the Casino. It seems that Lord and Lady Salisbury appeared at the entrance to the Casino without tickets, and admis sion was refused them. I,ord Salisbury sent for the British consul and demanded an interview with the Casino officials. On the arrival of the consul explanations were made and tickets promptly procured. At the same time the officials made the humblest apologies for the inconvenience and annoyance to which the distin guished visitors had been exposed. But Lord Salisbury's indignation could not be appeased. As his identity had been doubted, he produced a blank passport, signed it officially in the presence of the abashed and apologetic officials, and stalked away, refusing to enter the Casino. JAPAN NEWS. The Island Empire Building Up a Great San Francisco, April 10. —The steamer Oceanic, arriving today from China and Japan, brings the following news from the latter country: Treaty negotiations are still going on, and it is even reported that fresh proposals were sent home by the last French mail steamer. They are be lieved to be less favorable to "foreigners than were the last. Owing to the scarcity of snow this winter, anticipations generally point to a poor wheat harvest in Japan this year. The United States steamship Marion will leave for San Francisco on the 24th instant. Annual returns of trade have been published, and show an increase of live million yens. Before the end of February, 1892, eight new war vessels are to be added to the Japanese navy, three to be com pleted this year, and the remaining live before the date mentioned above, and thirteen more before 1894. BANISHED FROM ROME. Objectionable Newspaper Correspond ents Expelled From Italy. Rome, April 10.—Lavalette, corres pondent of the Paris Figaro, and Gruen wald, the correspondent of the Frank furter Zeitung, have been expelled from Italy on the ground that they sent re ports calculated to injure the financial credit of the kingdom. The representa tive of the Havas news agency has also been expelled. 'Arrested for Kyraud. City ok Mexico, April 10.—A man coming from Acapulco and registering here as Baron Paulan was arrested on -*$B A YEARK- Buyß the Daily Herald and s $2 the Weekly Herald. . S IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. 1 FIVE CENTS. suspicion of being Eyraud, the French murderer, whom he resembles. He was finally released, as there was no positive proof against him. However, it is the general opinion that he is Eyraud. He is still watched. Captured in Canada. Winnipkg, April 10.— R. E. H. Smith, who skipped from New York in January last with a disreputable woman, and afterwards cashed a bogus check on the bank at Natchez for $30,000, was ar rested here by a Pinkerton detective yesterday. He will be returned to Natchez. Smith was an employee of the Corbin Banking Company of New York, and is said to be a defaulter to a considerable extent to that institution. Deaths of Noted Foreigners. Viknna, April 10.—Archbishop Eder, of Salselmrg, died today. London, April 10.—Saffi, who with Mazzini and Arinellini, formed a trium virate in 1848, when the people drove Pope Pius IX from the throne and established a republic, is dead. Pell Surrendered. Nkw York, April 10.—Broker Pell, of Sixth National Bank fame, was surren dered this afternoon by John McDer mott, one of bis bondsmen. McDermott refuses to say why. A French Duel. Paris, April 10. —Borroggilione, form erly a member of the Deputies, and Ed wards, Director of the Mint, fought a duel today. Edwards received a wound in the arm. SILVER FOREMOST. REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN MEET IN CONFERENCE. The Silver Question Gives Them Much. Anxiety—The Presidential Vote All That Stands in the Way. Washington, April 10.—A caucus of Republican Representatives was held tonight. The silver problem threw everything else in the background. Chairman Conger, of the coinage com mittee, explained the Windom bill as modified. He believed the meas ure strong, and calculated to meet the public demand for a liberal supply of money. A Representa tive from one of the new AVestern States was for free coinage, and declared it could be established without danger and with benefit. Representative Walker advised the Republicans to support the committee bill. In the course of debate the Senate committee's proposition to coin four and a-half millions of silver monthly was dis cussed and found some adherents. One of the objections made to the House com mittee's bill, was that there was no in ducement for anyone to sell silver to the treasury at the market price, as he could more readily sell it at the nearest market to individuals. To this the answer was made that the beneficial effect would still obtain ; that the price of silver would be steadied and kept at the maximum. A feature of the debate was the re markable strength of the free-coinage men, and as an Eastern member said, the House is apparently restrained from passing a free-coinage bill, only by fear of the Presidential veto. McKinley championed the committee bill, and Cannon showed a decided lean ing toward a compromise between the House and Senate propositions. No attempt was made to vote on any propo sition except one providing for tne ap pointment of a committee of sixteen, including the Republican members of the coinage committee, to consider the entire subject, consult with the Repub lican Senate committee, and endeavor to arrange a project for next Monday night's caucus. The committee of Republican Senators charged with the duty of framing a silver bill to secure the support of the majority of the Senate, held a long meet ing tonight at Senator Sherman's house. It is understood nothing definite was ac complished, and another meeting will be necessary. There are two proposi tions before the committee, one to authorize the unlimited coinage of silver bullion produced in the United States, the second to limit the amount of silver to be coined to sixty millions a year, to be purchased by the Secretary of the Treasury without regard to the place produced. The impression prevails that the latter proposition will be adopted. A Collision at Sea. London, April 10. —The steamer North Cambria, from Baltimore, arrived this morning at Dover with her bows stove, and five of her compartments full of water She collided last night with the passen ger steamer Avoca, from London for Dublin. The Avoca sank. No lives were lost. There were twelve passen gers and thirteen members of the crew. Boats were lowered from the Cambria, and when the Avoca sank they were picked up. A Popular Candidate. Santa Cbuz, April 10.—At a mass meeting this evening to nominate municipal officers, two-thirds of the total vote of the city was cast. Robert Effey received the nomination for Mayor by seventy-seven majority over ex- Senator Dr. Benjamin Knight. Effey was Mayor of the city from 1884 to 1888. An Unidentified Body. San Diego, April 10.—-The Coroner has returned from his trip to hold an inquest on the body of a murdered man, discov ered by two miners several days ago, in a lonely cafion in the vicinity ot Pine valley. He had been shot in the head and through the left breast. The re mains were brought to this city. A Little Girl Ravaged. Napa, Cal., April 10. —Over two weeks ago a criminal assault was committed on a little 10-year-old girl of this city. Yes terday Homer Moss, of Chiles caiion, by whom the girl was employed to care for several children, was arrested for the crime. The girl was badly hurt. Stockton's- Valuation. Stockton, April 10. —The city assess ment just completed* makes the valu ation of all tne pMMrty in Stockton nine million wven'hundred thousand dollars.