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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE HERALD
Stands for the Interests of
Southern California.
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VOL. XXXV.—NO. 33.
BLOODY BUSINESS.
Terrible Riot in a Florida
Village.
A Drunken Man the Author of
the Trouble.
Indiscriminate Shooting:—Half a
Dozen People Killed.
A Hired Man's Murderous Assault on His
Employer at Marshalltown, lowa-
Other Items.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 16. —A very
serious affair has occurred at Reddick,
a small town lifteen miles north of
Ocala. George Sanders, a white man,
crazed with whisky, went into Hag
gard's store, and shot at Ned Roux, one
of the clerks employed there. The
shot did not take effect. T. P. Will
iams and John Friday, standing near,
rushed at Sanders and succeeded in
disarming him. A negro rushed across
the street to Sanders' store and told his
brother Bob that two white men
were trying to kill George. Bob Beized
a gun and rushed into Haggard's store,
and began firing right and left. Will
iams was mortally wounded. Another
shot struck a negro and he fell dead;
still another hit John Friday, but did
not make a serious wound. The last
shot struck a negro woman who came in
the rear door, and badly wounded her.
During the firing George Sanders es
oaped from his captors and rushed out.
Some unknown person fired a load of
fine shot into his face and head, pain
fully wounding him. A minute later,
B. Sandersjhaviug exhausted his ammu
nition, started to run out of the store,
when some one in the rear of the store
brought him down, fatally wounded,
with a charge of buckshot. By this
time the whole population, about 250,
was on the streets, and the wildest ex
citement prevailed. The Sanders faction
would not allow the operator to send
any messages out of town about the
matter, and nothing was known of it
elsewhere until Sunday morning. A
deputy sheriff then went from Ocala
with a posse and arrested George San
ders. Quiet was restored and the posse
returned this afternoon.
A MURDEROUS FARM HAND.
He Tries to Kill Hta Employer With a
Hatchet.
Mahsllalltown, lowa, Nov. 10. —A
bloody affray occurred IJais morning at
the home of Marcena Stone, a wealthy
farmer, living a few miles southeast of
this city. F. L, Pelbeam, his hired man,
without any warning, attacked Stone
with a small blunt hatchet, striking him
down with a violent blow on the head.
While the farmer lay on the floor par
tially stunned, his assistant repeatedly
struck him again. Mrs. Stone rußhed
in from another room, and Pelbeam
turned upon her and struck her
five times with the hatchet,
and would undoubtedly have killed her,
had Stone not partially recovered, and
grasping the hired man by the throat,
brought him to the floor. The screams
of the woman and children had by this
time attracted the attention of some of
the neighbors, and as they approached,
Pelbeam wrenched himself loose and
fled. He was afterwards found in the
woods, having cut his own throat. His
wound is not necessarily fatal. Mr. and
Mrs. Stone will probably recover.
VKKI MYSTERIOUS,
But a Colored Gent Seems to I>e in the
Woodpile,
ArtirsTA, Ga., Nov. 16.—Last Sunday
night the north and south bound trains
were robbed of express matter by a
mysterious man who, after relieving tne
messenger in one car, escaped and then
getting on another train, robbed the
other messenger in the same way. The
same thing happened last night on the
south-bound train ; a man entering the
car between stations and robbing Mes
senger Corphut. The latter claims to
have exchanged shots with the robber,
and there are spots of blood on the car.
At the point where the man is said to
have jumped from the train the ground
is soit and muddy, but although the of
ficials visited there early this morning
no traces of footsteps could be found.
,The whole affair is very mysterious.
STANLEY'S REAR GUARD.
The Cannibal Incident Affirmed by Stan
ley's Banzlbar Servant.
London, Nov. 16. —Bonny vouches
that the log of the rear guard from
Yambuya, published by the Times, is
exactly as when handed to Stanley, with
no alteration whatever. The section
extendingfrom June 11th to 19th, which
appears today, is of no special interest
except as regards the record of com
plaints of continual desertions.
Stanley's Zanzibar servant today
handed a sealed statement to the
Times's New York correspondent re
garding the cannibal incident. This
statement reaffirms the story of Jamie
eon paying for the girl with handker
chiefs, and details at length Major
■Bartelot's high-handed and arrogant
actions.
Steamship Arrivals.
Nkw York, Nov. 10.—The Umbria,
Britannic and City of Berlin,from Liver
pool ; the State of Georgia, from Glas
gow ; the Normadie and Bohemia, from
Hamburg.
QiiiiKNsrowN, Nov. 16. —The British
Princess, Philadelphia.
Havre, Nov. 16. —La Champagne,
New York.
Lynching Looked For.
Huntington, Term., Nov. 16.—Consta
ble Hig Boss and his nephew, Jim Ross,
attempted yesterday to levy on a lot of
cotton belonging to Farmer Araddis,
against whom the constable held an ac
count. Araddis rushed out of his house
with a double-barrelled shotgun and
•killed both the Erases. Lynching is
Jot ked for.
EXTENSIVE FORGERIES.
A Jnnior Partner Involves His Firm for
8350,000.
New York, Nov. 16. —Albert H.
Smith, junior partner of the brokerage
firm of Mills, Robeson & Smith, ia a
prisoner, charged with over seventy for
geries, aggregating $350,000. Smith has
acknowledged his guilt, and turned over
all his property for the benefit of his
creditors. The discovery of his forger
ies, which cover a period of six years,
was accidentally made Saturday morn
ing by a clerk in the the employ of the
firm. In his confession Smith says he
used the money to reimburse cus
tomers who had lost money on his
suggestions. The loss resulting from
Smith's misdoings will fall on his firm,
which has been in existence since 1872,
and which has been held in the highest
repute. Smith's plan was simple. He
would buy eight or nine shares of first
class stock, and by adding a cipher or
the letter "y", raise the order tojeighty
or ninety shares. These he deposited
with the firm as a private account, and
thus made his partners responsible.
The discovery was accidentally made by
a stock clerk, and Smith then confessed
everything to his partners. Smith is a
prominent churchman and a member of
several clubs. He is 45 yeats old and a
childless widower. All the forgeries are
not a total loss to the firm, as aboutone
fourth can be recovered. The firm has
made an assignment to A. Watson, to
whom Smith yesterday made a personal
assignment.
GOT AWAY WITH THE FUNDS.
A Hank Cashier Decamps With a Large
Amount of Cash.
CnicAGo, Nov. 16. —A dispatch from
Mount Carmel, 111., says the banking
house of Cowling, Gowenlock & Co. was
closed November sth on account of the
death of President Cowling. It did not
reopen, and cashier Gowenlock disap
peared. Yesterday a receiver was ap
pointed, and the safe was found to con
tain less than $200. The supposition is
that the cashier got away with $150,000
or more.
THE INDIAN SCARE.
NORTH DAKOTA SETTLERS VERY
MUCH ALARMED.
Sioux Reported to Be Arming for a War of
Extermination—The War Department
Says There is No Danger.
Minneapolis, Minn., Noy. 16.—The
Tribune's Mandan, N. D., special says:
Settlers living on the borderof the Sioux
reservation bring stories of the arming
of the Indians, which is borne out by
Joseph Buckley, who speaks their lan
guage. Buckley came in today and says
every Indian on the reservation will
shortly go on the war path, and that
they have got possession of Custer's
rifles which the United States army
never found. Local hardware men have
in the last few days sold their
entire stock of ammunition to
the Indians. The Indians say
if they are unsuccessful iii
their raid, they will get double rations,
and they have nothing to lose. The
citizens here and settlers who are un
protected, believe General Ruger and
the Indian authorities are harboring a
feeling of false security. The mayor of
Mandan has called a meeting, and the
war department will be asked to furnish
the citizens with guns, if not with
soldiers. Many settlers between Man
dan and the reservation are abandoning
their farms and ranches, because of the
lack of protection afforded them by the
government.
The most sanguine feel.gloomy at the
outlook. The Indians are becoming
more nnd more crazed ofaer the Messiah
story. Serious trouble is anticipated at
the agency o\er the coming ghost dance.
The agent has endeavored to induce
them to forego it, but they are defiant
and refuse to obey his orders.
A woman was brought before the
agency at Standing Rock a few days ago,
whom the Indians said was the mother
of the Messiah. The agent interrogated
iter, but got no satisfaction as to the
identity of the alleged Messiah, she
contenting herself with repeating the
stories of the millenium to come, and
how the white people would be wiped
out entirely. Several of the leading
Sioux chiefs seem to be as firm believers
in the story as the young bucks.
Kansas Cm-, Nov. 16. —A special from
an army officer at Fort Niobrara, Ne*b.,
to the Times, states that excitement
among the Sioux Indians in that place
over the Messiah, has subsided to a
great extent. A special from Foit
Leavenworth says no orders have been
received there to prepare for the move
ment of troops, as reported.
St. Louis, Nov. 16. —Secretary of War
Proctor, who is here on a tour of inspec
tion, was joined today by General Miles.
In an interview this evening, the secre
tary said no arrangements had been
made to send troops to the Indian reser
vations in the northwest. The excite
ment among them, he said he had reason
to believe, was subsiding.
ELECTION RETURNS.
Markham Considerably Behind His Tick-
et In San Diego County.
San Diego, Nov. 16. —The official vote
of San Diego county shows: Markham,
3042; Pond, 2967; Reddick, 3964; Del
Valle, 2963; Waite, 4144; Hendricks,
2775; Colgan, 4118; Drum, 2346; Mc-
Donald, 4155; Herold, 2801; Hart, 4103;
Graves, 2795; Reichert, 4161; 800m,2793;
Brown, 4123; Spencer. 2820; Anderson,
4152; Hall. 2774; Beatty, 4315; Stanley,
2783; Garroute, 4202; Coffey, 2857 ; Har
rison, 4201; Smith, 2864; DeHaven,
4240; Hatch, 2831; Bowers, 4407; Cur
tis, 2540; Rea, 4119; Karcher, 2834;
Hebbron, 4075; Galley, 2885. The Pro
hibition vote for Bidwell was 395.
Susanvii.le, Nov. 16.—The official re
turns from Modoc county give Pond 012 ;
Markham, 480; Bidwell, 50; Barbara,
488; Geary, 591; Jackson, 675; Jones,
465. The Republicans elect the judge,
sheriff and assessor.
L.ost Diamonds Discovered.
Nkw York, Nov. 16.—Two diamond
bracelets valued at #1200, which were
supposed to have been stolen from Mrs.
Commodore Bateman by her' French
maid, were found in the very room from
which they were thought to have been
stolen. The maid will probably be re
tomorrow.
MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1890.
BARING BROTHERS.
Russia's Action the Cause of
Their Trouble.
Further Subscriptions to th«
Guarantee Fund.
i
Confidence in the Financial Situatioa
Not Yet Fully Restored.
Wall Street Money Kings Hold Important
Conferences—More Banks Expected
to Need Assistanoe.
Associated Press Dispatches.
London, Nov. 16. —The distrust in
financial circles was not entirely dis
pelled by yesterday's relief of the Bar
ings. The general belief is that it is still
too early to conclude that all is right.
It is known that a number of small firms
have been under a heavy strain. It is
also improbable that confidence will be
restored until the position of the Barings
toward Argentine financial matters be
comes clear.
The Scotch bank will have a meeting
tomorrow for the purpose of adding to
the Barings' guarantee fund. The
whole banking world has shown alac
rity in subscribing, and when all the
provincial and other subscriptions
have arrived, the total will be such a
sum as will make the whole incident a
brilliant triumph of the organizers of
the fund. Besides three millions sur
plus, the partners' estates represent
immense resources.
Another large firm called a meeting of
its chief connections Saturday and sub
mitted a statement which effectually re
moved any groundß of Busp^on.
There are rumors of a radical change
in the personnel of the firm of Baring
Brothers.
Berlin, Nov. 16.—A Petersburg dis
patch to the Berlin Zeitung says the
Bank of England is negotiating with
the Imperial bank for £15,000,000 gold.
The Barings' embarrassment was due
to the action of the Russian government
which, alarmed by the financial troubles
in the Argentine republic, during the
summer, suddenly withdrew from the
Baiings £2,500,000. Just as it with
drew £1,000,000 from the Comotoir
d'Fsocampte in the sjr'.ng of 1889, its
action at that time resulting in the sui
cide of the manager of the institution,
and the collapse of the copper ring.
The Barings offered to sacrifice every
thing, but the unavoidable delay in re
alizing would have been almost equiva
lent to an actual collapse, and for this
reason it was decided to raise a guaran
tee fund. It is rumored that Russia's
agent in Paris withdrew recently an
other two and a half million pounds on
a rumor that the Barings had stopped
payment. The latter's assets include
£7,000,000 of the finest paper in the
world. It is believed three years will be
ample time to bring the firm's affairs to
a substantial position.
MEETING OF MAGNATES.
Inportant Conferences of Wall Street
Money Kings Yesterday.
Nyw York, Nov. 16.—Jay Gould was
at the Windsor hotel for an hour tw
ilight; so were Mr. Cammack, George
M. Pullman and W. L. Connor. This is
principally remarkable from the fact
that nothing short of a financial crisis
could have brought these men
there at such a time. They
were surrounded by a crowd
were surrounded by a crowd
which included such men as John Blood
good, Harvey Durant, W. E. Young,
Isadore Wormser and a dozen others,
well known on the stock exchange. The
situation in Wall street was freely dis
cussed, and all agreed that it was grave
beyond recent precedent. The prevail
ing feeling, however, was hopeful, if not
confident. All agreed that
liquidation was coming. The
question was, how much more?
Gould did not talk at all, neither did
Pullman. They listened attentively,
however, and went home early.
Pretty soon it became noised around
that there had been a meeting of presi
dents, and that the Clearing-house asso
ciation would issue $10,000,000 In cer
tificates of credit, pro rata, among
the banks. This was partially con
firmed by President Curran of the Chase
National bank, who said there had been
an informal meeting of several
bank presidents during the after
noon, at which it was decided
that Uie machinery of the clearing
house was ample for any emerg
ency that might grow out of the present
crisis. Clearing house certificates would
be issued to any bank needing such
assistance.
Clearing House Report.
Boston, Nov. 16. —Clearing-house state
ment for the past week:
City. Amount percent.
New York 1958,450,058 23.7
Boston 118,3(18,030 13 O
Chicago 02,170,000 24.5
Philadelphia 82,338,318 17!-£
St. Louis 25, 14 002 25.7
Pittsburg 10,847,128 21.5
SanFratiCisco 21,300,981 15.9
Baltimore 14,943,125 01.9
Cincinnati 13,107,500 8.0
New Orleans 15,148,300 1.3
Kansas City 10,712,212 15.5
Milwaukee 9,P35,500 08.1
Galveston 882,427 208.7
Minneapolis 88,322,179 19.8
Omaha 5,902,093 14.3
Denver 5,138,802 25.3
St. Paul »5,222,590 *5
Portland .• 2,350,803 113.1
Tacoma 1,330,230 84.1
Seattle 1,390,803 15.4
Los Angeles 710,222 1.0
Salt Lake 1,459,970
Note—Tho per cent, indicates the rate of in
crease us compared with the corresponding
week of last year, except when marked with *,
when it meaus decrease.
Total exchanges of all the leading cit
ies of the United States and Canada,
$1,502,834,479; increase, 23.2 per cent.
California Ball Games.
San Francisco, Nov. 16.—The San
Franciscos and Stocktons played two
games here today. San Francisco won
both games by scores of eight to three,
and eighteen to one. The Stocktons
fielded poorly in both games.
Sacramento, Nov. 16.—The Oaklands
and Sacramentos played an interesting
game here today, and the victory was
won by the senators. The colonels
played a rather listless game, andCarsby
was batted hard, especially in the first
part of the contest. Score, ten to four.
THE OREGON WRECK.
Most of the Injured Persons Polling
Through Nicely.
Salem, Ore., Nov. 16.—The persons
injured in the railroad wreck at Lake
Labush, and who were brought here,
are improving and will probably all re
cover. Several who were taken to a farm
house near the scene of the disaster
are not reported as doing so well.
Among them is Mrs. W. F. Howell of
Oakdale, Wash., who ia in a precariouß
condition, and it ia thought she cannot
recover. The state board of railroad
commissionera made a thorough exam
ination of the wreck today, and will
probably submit their report tomorrow.
Manager Kaehler, Engineer Grohndahl
and other railway officials also made an
examination of the trestle and the
wrecked cars. The wrecking crew ex
pect to have a temporary trestle ready
for the passage of trains by Tuesday
j next.
CRACKLING FLAMES.
A San Jose Lady's Narrow Escape From
An Awful Death.
San Jose, Cal., Nov. 16.—Mrs. Elma
Glover, secretaiy of the board of trade,
i while sick in bed this afternoon, was
awakened by the crackling of flames,
and on awakening found the sitting
j room adjoining her apartment a sheet of
| fire. She fought her way through to the
i kitchen, but there fell unconscious, and
; would have perished but for the oppor
i tune arrival of a neighbor. Her loss on
! household goods ia $1500; damage to
house, $500. Cause, a defective flue.
One Year Old.
Rfo de Janeiro Nov. 16.—Congress
j met yesterday. The president's message,
I after reviewing the work of the pro
; visional government, formally trans
i ferred the power of government to the
j chambers. The first anniversary of the
! republic was held yesterday.
An Editor's Death.
London, Nov. 16.—Shirley Hibbard,
; the editor of Gardiner's magazine, died
I today.
THE SERPENT DISASTER.
SURVIVORS OF THE WRECK TELL
THEIR STORY.
Bad Weather and Crazy Compasses the
Cause of the Accident —Two < f the
Three Survivors Very 111.
Corcnna, Nov. 16. —The British gun
boat Lapwing brought the Serpent's
survivors to Corunna today. An Asso
ciated Press correspondent boarded the
Lapwing, and had an interview with
one of the survivors, named Burton. He
said when the Serpent struck the
weather was "dirty," but not foggy.
All hands were below except the officers
and six watchmen. Immediately after
the shock all rushed to the deck. A
large boat was lowered, but it was
smashed to pieces, and the occupants
perished. It then became evident that
it would be useless to lower the other
boats. An attempt to throw a cable
ashore also failed. Meanwhile men
were being constantly washed over
board. About an hour after the Serpent
struck, the captain gave the men leave
to save themselves as they thought best.
Burton jumped overboard, having a life
belt about his waist, as had all the men
on watch. After swimming two or three
hours he landed in an exhausted condi
tion. He then met Luzon, another sur
vivor, and together they walked to a
coast village two miles from the scene of
the wreck, whence some of the villagers
conveyed them to Camarines. Luzon,
who is still very ill, confirmed Rurton's
story. He was washed overboard half
an hour after the ship struck. He had
no life belt, but after being in the water
an hour and a half, managed to reach
shore.
Both Burton and Luzon believed the
Serpent deviated from hercourse, owing
to the weather. They state the moment
Cape Villarde light was sighted, the
Serpent struck.
When the Lapwing left the vicinity
of the disaster, the bodies of forty-eight
of the victims had been buried,
the majority of whom were
not drowned but killed by
being dashed against the rocks.
Gould, the third survivor, is very ill.
Another report says:
The evidence of the survivors of the
wrecked cruiser Serpent, goes to show
that the light of Villago lighthouse was
not seen by the lookout of the Serpent,
although the light is usually visible
fourteen miles. It is believed the Ser
pent's compass was affected by an iron
reef, and observations were impossible
owing to the bad weather. A body was
washed ashore today, which is supposed
to be that of the commander of the Ser
pent.
BROUGHT TO A FOCUS.
The Ivett Murder Saddled on the Olsen
Family.
San Fkanoifco, Nov. 16. —The Chron
icle's Merced special says: The Ivett
murder case will be brought to a focus
within the next twenty-four hours. It is
stated that Sheriff Warfield today swore
out warrants for the arrest of John Doe
for murder, and Richard Roe and Jane
Doe for conspiracy to murder. It is
surmised that these warrants are really
meant for August Olsen, Jake Olsen ants';
their mother. The warrants were sent '; i
the deputy sheriff at Snelling byj? a
special messenger. There is some talk
of lynching August Olsen if he is ar
rested, but Sheriff Warfield is prepared
for such an emergency.
BAY CITY BRIEFS.
A Ferryboat Disaster Narrowly Avoided.
Tho Warsprite's Departure.
San Francisco, Nov. 16. —A heavy fog
on the bay this morning caused a col
lision between the ferryboats, Oakland
and Newark. The boats just grazed each
other and no damage was done, though
the passengers were greatly frightened.
H. M. S. Warsprite sailed today for
Coquimbo.
The Green-Eyed Monster.
Canton, 111., Nov. 16. —At Utica, this
morning, Philip Smith, a well-to-do
farmer, shot and killed his wife, and
then suicided. He was 60 and she 60
years of age. For some time he had
been insanely jealous of her, his friends
say, without any cause.
MILITARY MATTERS.
The Secretary of War's An
nual Report.
The Tone of the Army Said to
Be Improving.
Liberal Appropriations for Coast
Defences Needed.
The Number of Desertions Rapidly De
creasing—The Citizen Soldiery
Need Encouragement.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Nov. 16. —The secretary
of war, in his annual report in con
nection with courts-martial, says:
Since the order allowing enlisted men a
suitable officer to defend them, the
number of courts-martial has fallen off
considerably, and this ia indicative of
the improving tone of the army.
In regard to coast defenses, the report
says: Our long coast line ia peculiarly
exposed to attack from the sea. No
great civilized nation tr:day has more
just cause than ours to look
well to the condition of its coast
defenses, and none since the
civil war has so wholly neglected them.
A modern land battery constitutes a
permanent defense. When our princi
pal cities, our harbors and our navy
yards are thus protected, then our coasts
will be aafe, and our navy and cur in
creasing commerce will have safe ports
of refuge. With an annual appropria
tion of eight to ten millions, only a little
more than that of the present year, the
construction and implacement of mor
tars and guns and works of toroedo de
fense for the whole coast can
be carried on, and in ten
years our principal harbora and
cities rendered reasonably secure. The
art of modern gun-making is now well
inaugurated in thia country. Under the
present contract, about thirteen twelve
inch caat-iron mortars, hooped with
steel, can be cast per annum, and as
there are other plants in the country
besides these of the present contractors,
it is only necessary that sufficient sums
be appropriated for the manufacture of
about fifty mortars a year. The manu
facture of forgings fcr 8-inch, IC-inch
and 12-inch breech loading guns by the
Bethlehem iron works, under" the
appropriation of $1,500,000 ia pro
ceeding satisfactorily, and it
is expected that ' the contract
will be completed by November 1, 1893.
The appropriation will secure about
A PHENOMENAL CATCH.
Special to the Herald.]
Redondo, November 9th. —The citizens of this place
were thrown into a state of great excitement this afternoon
by the strangest catch ever known in these waters. The
angler, a well-known resident, was armed with a bamboo
rod of only ordinary size. He had waited in vain for a
for nearly half an hour when he felt, at the end of his |me,
a fish evidently endowed with enormous strength. The
battle which ensued has probably never been paralleled in
piscatorial annals. It attracted two-thirds of the popula
tion of the village, so rapidly was the exciting news ciivu
lated. The beholders could scarcely believe their eyes
when, as the finny monster was drawn out of the water, its
side was found to be adorned with the business card of the
LONDON CLOTHING CO., whose bargains are How
attracting almost as much attention as the fish itself will
receive from anglers all over the country.
-3**B A YEARK-
Buys the Daily Hmiun sal
$2 the Wbikly Herald.
IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN.
FIVE CENTS.
sixty-one guns of the calibres mentioned.
The number of desertions from the
army for the year ending September 30,
were 2086, as against 2751 for the same
period last year, a decrease of twenty
four per cent. This result is due to such
improvements in the service as could be
accomplished under the existing legisla
tion. The act of congress of June, 1890,
was passed too late to have much effect
this year. The act proceeds upon the
theory that by making it possible toquit
the service in an honorable way,
there will be fewer attempts
to do so dishonorably. The pith of the
whole question of desertion is to make
the service worth seeking, and then
enough good men will seek it and be
glad to stay in it. It would be a step in
the rightdirection to increase somewnat
the pay of non-commissioned officers,
that any man who enters the service
may find in it the possibilities of a mod
est future.
I would recommend also a change in
the law relative to the selection of en
listed men for appointment to the grade
of second lieutenant. Under the
present law only non-commissioned
officers recommended by company com
manders are eligible. In order to secure
justice to all, any enlisted man of two
years' service who is a citizen of the
United States, should under certain
fixed rules be permitted to compete for
a commission. A bill with respect to
this matter will be submitted at an
early date.
Any money which the national gov
ernmentexpends for our citizen soldiery,
is bound to give large returns. Under
the present law the annual appropria
tion for the benefit of the militia is
$400,000. If theappropriation by the gov
ernment should be increased, as I wish
it might be, I believe that it
would be generously met by a corre
sponding increase by the statei* them
selves. I heartily commend every
intelligent effort to increase the efficien
cy of the national guard, and to bring
them into closer relations with the war
department, and hope that measures to
that end may receive favorable consider
ation of congress.
In order to obtain exact and trust
worthy information concerning Alaska,
I have approved an appropriation to or
ganize an expedition to make a system
atic exploration and survey of Alaska.
The expenditures of the appropria
tions for the fiscal year ended June 30,
1890, were $47,357,800. The appropria
tions for the present fiscal year are $62,
--799,695. The estimates of this depart
ment for the next fiscal year ending
June 30,< 1891, are $43,749,936.
Miners Going to Strike.
Berlin, Nov. 16.—The organ of the
miners in the Bochum district an
nounces that there will be a general
strike.
A Schooner Foundered.
London, Nov. 16. —The schooner Vine
foundered off the coast of Devonshire.
Six persons were drowned.

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