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VOL. 37.—N0. 56.
A Prosperous Year for the
Federation of Labor.
Annual Convention of the Order
at Birmingham, Ala.
Trouble With the Pacific Coast
Federated Trades.
The Dynamtter'a Head at Last Iden
tified—Bdward M. Field Ar
rested—General Eastern
Associated Press Dispatches.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 14. — The
eleventh annual national convention of
the Federation of Labor convened this
morning, being called to order by Presi
dent (rompers.
About 150 delegates were present from
All parts of the United States and Can
ada. Only routins business was trans
acted today.
President (rompers, in calling the
conventioa to order, said he would re
serve the delivery of his annual address
until tomorrow. He then delivered a
beief address of welcome. The growth
of the organization during the past
year, he said, had been phenomenal,
and the delegates before him repre
sented more tlian three-quarters of a
million of organized laborers.
Gompers, in conclusion, said much
yet remained to be done, as combina
tions against labor can only be success
fully coped with by a compact and
thorough organization of the wage
workers. "The perpetuity of the insti
tutions of our country, freedom of the
citizens, the burden upon our sisters,
the cry of the children for relief demand
that we labor with all our power to re
lieve ourselves from the great wrongs by
which we are surrounded."
At the conclusion of the president's
address the convention went into exec
utive session. General Secretary Evans,
in presenting the annual report, said,
while trade unions are doing noble work
in the line of reform, they are not mak
ing as rapid progress as they should,
and renewed efforts were urged.
The report showed that during the
term ending October .'list, 24(5 charters
had been issued to unions in thirty
states. Charters had also been granted
to ten national unions, making a total
of 250 during the year. The receipts of
the year were $21,344, and the expendi
tures, $13, Kit), leaving a balance of
$8158. The statement was rendered
notable, by showing that the total out
lay for salaries on account of organiza
tion, with hundreds of branches and a
membership of three-quarters of a mill
ion, was only $4500.
'In regard to the Council of Federated
Trades of the Pacific coast, the commit
tee on credentials referred the question
of admitting the delegates directly to
the convention itself. The San Fran
cisco case is the most important ques
tion likely to come before the conven
tion, with the possible exception of
the boycott. Delegate Carter did not
wish to oppose the seating of the San
Francisco delegates, but 1 c questioned
the wisdom of such action. They should
be careful leat tiiey encourage insubor
dination. They should not let sympathy
lead them astray.
Delegate Valentine of San Francisco
believed if any local union was guilty of
insubordination, it should be suspended.
The San Francisco federation had been
suspended for not paying an assessment,
not on account of the money involved,
because they knew it was unjust. Money
was no object in the matter.
Delegate Jones offered a resolution
that a special committee he appointed
to consider the San Francisco case, aud
after a prolonged discussion, the resolu
tion was adopted. The president ap
pointed Blackmore, Byron, Smead,
Kwlkncr and Shiels as the committee,
witli instructions to report tomorrow.
Mr. and Mr*. Norcrots Identify It at
That of Their Son.
New York, Dec. 14 —Coroner Mess
nier is reoorted as having announced
that there were no fillings in the teeth
of the dead dynamiter whose head is at
the morgue. Inspector Byrnes hesitates
to acknowledge the Boston identification
of the dead crank, and the belief
has been created that the officials are
disgruntled aud jealous of the reporters,
who outstripped the officials in the
identification of the head.
A Boston dentist who attended to the
teeth of Norcross stated that they were
filled. This was the situation today.
A dispatch to the Associated Press
from Bostou tonight stated that Dr.
Edward Coggins, who had been
Norcross's dentist ten years, says:
" I have a record on my books
of nine fillings, inserted for Norcross,
six in the upper and three in the lower
The examination of the bomb-throw
er'a head was confined to the teeth, and
contradicts Messmer's alleged state
ment, and agrees with the showing from
the books of the Boston dentist.
According to the statements of Nor
erosu's intimate Boston friends, his
brain had been affected by the excessive
and regular use of camphor, alum and
sulphur, which he asserted had a great
effect in keeping a man in excellent
health. He kept camphor in a small
bottle, which, frequently taking from
his pocket, he would remove the cork
and with his finger transfer the liquid
to his tongue, repeating the process sev
eral times, saying it was a most effica
cious preventive of disease.
The father and mother of Henry L.
Norcross, of Boston, arrived here late to
night and will visit the morgue tomor
At 1 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning
Mr. and Mrs. Norcross went to the
morgue and positively identified the
head as that of their missing son. The
old lady was very much affected and
hysterical. They gay there is no doubt
as to the identity, the fillings in the
teeth and other points convincing them.
KUlutt'a Answer.
Nt.w Yoaic, Deo. 14.—jElliott, chair
man of the committee Appointed at a
previous meeting of the presbytery, to
prepare an answer to the protest of Dr.
Van Dyke, in the case of Briggs. sub
mitted an answer against Van Dyke,
maintaining that the presbytery com
mittee which prosecuted the charges, is
a commit teeof original jurisdiction, and
may carry the charges before higher
bodies without further reference to the
Edward M. Field Arretted on a Crim
inal Charge.
Nkw Yokk, Dec. 14. —Edward M.
Field, son of (Jyrus W. Field and part
ner in the bankrupt firm of Field, hind
ley, Wiechers A Co., was arrested to
night by detectives on an indictment
charging him with grand larceny in the
first degree. He was locked up at police
Field was taken at the private asylum
in which he has been confined since the
collapse of the firm. From orders given
by the district attorney it would seem
that lie does not place absolute credence
in the belief that Field is so insane
as to be irresponsible for his acts.
He will be arraigned to-morrow. Nicoll
gave the following statement to-night:
"In view «f the repeated charges made
in the press I deem it my duty, without
awaiting complaint by the parties inter
ested and said to have been defrauded.
Mr. Field may be insane. If he is it
must be proved as the defense to an in
dictment in the usual way. No man
ever charged with crime can avoid
prosecution by being committed to a
private insane asylum."
Inllneiiza Epidemic in a Mild Form All
Over the Country.
Chicago, Dec. 41. —Special dispatches
from a number of the larger cities of the
country from New York to San Francisco
show that on account ot the prevailing
mild, damp weather, la grippe is again
prevailing. At soiu9 points it is quite
severe, while at others, while epidemic,
it is of a mild forrc. Governor-elect Mc-
Kinley is suffering from an attack of the
malady at Canton, Ohio.
Canton, 0., Dec. 14. —Major McKin
ley, who has been seriously ill with la
grippe, is much better tonight,
I'ictall'ma, Cal., Dec. 14. —On account
of prevalent colds and influenza the pub
lic schools of this city were today or
dered closed until after the holidays.
Hollihter, Cal., Dec. 14. —The health
officers and physicians report over forty
cases of la grippe in this town and the
immediate vicinity. Many are of a se
rious nature. E. J. Turner, a promin
ent horeemau, died from this complaint
this morning. The changeable weather
of the past few weeks has caused much
sickness of this character.
The City of lleer Wants the Big Demo
cratic Convention.
Milwaukee, Dec. 14.—One hundred
citizens representing capital of several
million dollars, today signed their names
to a guaranteo fund of $100,000 to pay
the expenses of the Democratic national
convention, should Milwaukee secure it.
A "booming" committee of one hun
dred was chosen to go to Washington.
The members of the committee will
wear dark suite, with cream-colored
trimmings, and ciie of the big breweries
will send a carload of beer to the capi
tal for free distribution. An architect
who examined the exposition building,
says it has a capacity for accommodat
ing 27,000 persons.
No Clue Vet to the Perpetrator of the
Horrible Crime.
Jacksonville, Fla., December 14.—
Investigation into the New Smyrna
tragedy continues. It is now certain
Miss Bruce had a terrible struggle with
her assailant. The floors of both rooms
in the cottage are covered with blood.
On the curtains and walls blood is spat
tered thick. When the clearing up of
the rooms betran, blood was carried out
in dippers. The conviction is growing
that the murders were ..committed by
somebody belonging to this neighbor
hood, or at least familiar with the prem
ises and the surrounding country.
The Sole Survivor of a Slilpwi ecke J
Crew Comes Home.
San Francisco, Dec. 12.— tfeorge Mer
chant, mite of the schooner Beadle,
which was run down by a large steamer
in the China sea, last August, has ar
rived in the city on his way to visit his
brother in Fresno. He and a seaman
named May were the only ones who
escaped from the schooner. May died
from injuries, and Merchant was picked
up insensible from the water by a Chi
nese junk.
A Santa Fe Train Wrecked In Texas-
Many Passengers Hart.
Gainsvillk, Tex., Dec. 14. —The north
bound train on the Santa Fe rolled down
a steep embankment today near Paul's
Valley. The news was not received un
til late tonight, and the extent of the
damage cannot be learned, but it is un
derstood that a number of passengers
were seriously injured.
Another llecord Meeting.
Stockton, Dec. 14.—The kite-shaped
track is in tine condition, and as the
weather is pleasant the directors of the
Agricultural society announce another
record meeting on Thursday. Millard
Sanders will be here with two Sidney
colts, and it is expected the Fresno
yearling, Athadore, will come to trot
against his record of 2 :27.
An Alleged Embezzler.
Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 14.—The dis
trict attorney has filed suits against the
boudsmen of ex-Sheriff and Collector
Frank Chanese, to recover $45,000 al
leged to be due the county.
The Largest Cutton Planter Dead.
Vicksburo, Miss., Dec. 14. —John P.
Richards of East Carroll parish, La.,
the largest individual cotton planter in
the world, died today.
Wire Spring Work* Burned.
Joliet, Hi., Dec. 14.—The extensive
plant of the Watkins Wite Spring com
pany, in Lockport, burned this morning.
Loss, $80,000.
True Billi.
Pittsbueg, Dec. 14.—The grand jvjry
today returned true bills in the Quay
libel suits against the Post Publishing
company and its editor and proprietor.
Wreck of the British Mail
Steamer Moselle.
Self-Sacrificing Conduct of Her
Gallant Captain.
The Loss of the Maggie Ross on the
Oregon Coast.
Survivora of the Wreck Toll a Thrill
ing Story—Tacoma Bank Bob
ber* Seuteneed—Other
Coast News.
Associated Press Dispatches.
San Fiiancisco, Dec. 14.—The Post
this evening has an account of the loss
of the British mail steamer Moselle of
Colon early in November. 'Dip Moselle
was bound from Port Simon to Colon,
and in addition to mail carried a nun-"
ber of passengers. A sudden gale drove
the vessel in shore andheavy seas threw
her orl to the rocks, where she narrowly
escaped breaking up. Captain Rowsell
and First Mate Wooter succeeded in
calming the passengers till morning,
when boats were launched and the pas
sengers and crew embarked, leaving the
captain all alone with the wreck. They
landed safely at Colon. The steamer
Avon put out to the Moselle,
but could hail nobody on board,
and being unable to reach the vessel
on account of heavy seas and her dan
gerous position, finally returned. Bea
con fires were lighted, and some time
after dark Captain Rowsell was seen to
leap from the vessel and strike out for
the shore. Fifth Officer Millar tied a
rope about his waist and swam from
the shore to assist him, but just before
he reached him, Captain Rowsell sank.
Millar was drawn back to the shore,
senseless and bleeding.
A Thrilling Story Told by Three Res
cued Seamen.
Marhhfield, Ore., Dec. 14. —The
schooner Annie Gee, which has been ly
ing outside Coos Bay bar 'for the past
five days, arrived in this city in tow at
noon today. The Gee had on board
three of the sailors rescued from the dis
abled steamer Maggie Boss, which was
towed into Yaquina Bay last Friday.
F. Bokland, one of the rescued men,
said :
"As we showed around Cape Arago,
Sunday night, a storm struck us from
the eouthwest with great fury,
blowing away the sails. From that
time we were at the mercy of the gale
and every wave dashod over the v«wo!
Next day at 12 we cut away the deck
load of lumber, which carried the houses
and everything with it. Steward Anen
sen was killed Tuesday, being crushed
by the lower house. Both ships boats
were stove in and unseaworthy. The
Annie Gee came up with us Tuesday
morning and sent out her boat, which
five of us, including Captain Marshall
and the engineer,managed to reach, not,
however, until the second mate was
lost overboard. Two of us had both
legs broken, and the others of the boat
were lost. The captain and engineer,
at their request, were for the third
time returned to the Ross, preferring to
risk their lives on board the disabled
vessel rather than in the frail ship's
boat. 'I will take my chances aboard
ship ' were the last words of Captain
Marshall. We left them with one man
dead on deck, one ovesboard, and sev
eral others seriously injured. With
piecesof fence-boards which we managed
to pick up, we struggled for hours,
with our boat tilling and almost sinking
until we were finally picked up by the
Annie Uee. Captain Marshall seemed
to be more anxious for the safety of the
crew than for himself. It is possible
that they constructed a raft, as that was
talked of as a last resort, though lack of
material and their crippled condition
may have prevented this. There is yet
a chance for them, but I have little
Henry Berntzen and Hans Anderson,
the two injured seamen, are now lying
in the marine hospital here, each having
both legs broken. They will probably
Bank Bobber Albertson and His Accom
plice Sent to the Penitentiary.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 12.—Edward Al
bertson, the defaulting cashier of the
Fidelity Trust company of this city was
today sentenced to ten years in the peni
tentiary, by Superior Judge Allyn. Fred
N. Chandler, Albertson's friend and ac
complice, was sentenced to five years in
the penitentiary.
In September last, Albertson took
about $20,000 of the bank's money, and
being unable to replace it, he took about
$000,000 worth of the bank's securities,
and after changing the combination of
the safe, left the city. Next day Presi
dent Wallace of the Fidelity Trust com
pany received a note from Albertson
agreeing to return the eecuiities of the
bank, if the bank officers would sign
an agreement granting him immunity
from arrest. In his note, Albertson di
rected the president of the bank how to
reach the place acroßS the bay from Ta
coma where he was in hiding. Accord
ingly President Wallace took a boat and
went to the place, as directed by Albert
sou, aud there found Chandler, to whom
he gave an agieement in return for the
bank securities. Albertson and Chanc
ier then wandered about in the moun
tains for two or three weeks, finally go
ing to Coos Bay, where they were cap
tured September 11th, Albertson being
shot by one of the deputies who made
the arrest. Both men were brought
here and pleaded guilty.
In sentencing Albertson Judge Allyn
said the plea of necessity which drove
him to the crime was not valid. As to
the argument of the high standing he
enjoyed in the community .this would not
he considered as a plea for clemency.
T c defendant had little reason to ad
dress tae court for mercy. So far as the
court was concerned, the higher the
previous standing of the criminal in the
community the lees consideration would'
be shown him.
Addressing Chandler, the court said:
"Yours is not bo much of a crime as a
mistake. You were influenced by your
friend and by your loyalty to your
Alberteon and Chandler will be taken
to the penitentiary to-morrow.
It la Not Probable That Judge Wallace
Will Impanel a New One.
San Fkancihco, Dec. 14.—Superior
Judge Wallace was asked today if, in
view of the supreme court's decision, he
would impanel a new grand jury, lie
stated that he had not been fully ap
prised of the supreme court's decision,
and if it appeared that the decision wfb
not only against further proceedings in
the Bruner case, but also against
further proceedings by the grand
jury, it might be necessary for him
to take some action, lie would not ask,
however, for a rehearing in the Bruner
case. Judge Wallace stated that his
term as presiding judge expired in Jan
uary, und it might inconvenience his
successor to appoint a new jury now.
A remittitur in the Bruner case wili
issue when applied for.
It is said the grand jury may report
as .hough the supreme court had not
decided against its legality, and that
'4beir report may be looked for on Fri
f - la\ at the latest.
!>!•:»!.,; I ICJ> TICKKRS.
All the Southern} l'actllc Telegraphers
Ordered! to Htrlhe. - W
San Fkancihco, Dec. 14. —Acting
Deputy Grand Chief Ramsey of the
Order of Railroau Telegraphers of North
America, has issued an order for astrike
of all the members on the entire Pacific
system of the Southern Pacific com
pany, beginning tomorrow morning.
The grievances are said to bs the South
ern Pacific's opposition to the order of
telegraphers, and its demand that tele
graphers sign an affidavit that they are
not members and will not become mem
bers of the order.
Toi'eka, Kan., Dec. 14. —Information
has been received here to the effect that
the Southern Pacific railway has sup
plied the places of all the striking tele
graphers with new men, and that the
Western Union has put in new men at
El Paso.
They Demand a Collective Exhibit of
Wines at Chicago.
San Francisco, Dec. 14. —The state
viticultural commissioners met today
with George West as chairman, and
passed resolutions to the memory of G.
G. Blanchard, who was commissioner
from El Dorado district. They then ad
journed until next Thursday, when the
semi-annual meeting will be held.
The world's fair committee of the
commission also met, and decided to
ask the world's fair commissioners to
have a collective exhibit of California
wines and brandies at the Chicago ex
hibition. The vitieulturhts are strongly
opposed to having the wines of the dif
ferent counties exhibited separately
with tl)e other products oi eaid coun
The Mayor of San Jose Jumps the City
San Jose, Dec. 14. —There was a sen
sational scene in the council chamber
tonight. Mayor Rucker filed charges
against the city attorney, W. B. Hardy,
alleging incompetency, and that he had
received money from an individual in
terested in connection with a suit.
Hardy was ordered searched by the
mayor, but no weapon waß found upon
him, lie then denounced Mayor Ruck
er, and said he was ready to fight any
A Sign That Work Will Begin on the
Misßing Link at Once.
Paso Roul.es, Cal., Dec. 14.—A tele
gram this afternoon from the head
quarters of the Southern Pacific Rail
road company to the Central Milling
company at King City, orders 500 bar
rels of flour sent to Santa Margarita for
the completion of the gap between tiiat
place and Ellwood. Tins means that
work will commence at once on the
New Steamship Schedule.
San Francisco, Dec. 14. —The new
time schedule of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship company, carrying United States
mails on contracts under-the new postal
law, has been made public. It will go
into effect January 5, 1892, with the
sailing of the steamer San Juan for Pan
ama, and the time will hereafter be
shortened four days, or from twenty, at
present, to sixteen. There will be two
regular mail steamers each month, sail
ing on the sth and 25th. These vessels
will call at San Diego on the way south.
Jumped Overboard.
San Francisco, Dec. 12.—While tem
porarily insane, John G. Holtz, a paper
hanger, jumped overboard yesterday
afternoon from the steamer Los Angeles,
which arrived from Eureka this morn
ing. The steamer was then off Fort
Bragg. Boats were lowered and Holtz
Was rescued, nine minutes after he struck
the water. He was a native of Eureka.
California Beet Sugar Output.
San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The three
beet sugar factories in this state have
closed down for the season, and a state
ment of the amount of sugar made has
been sent to the internal revenue office.
The total production from the three
factories was 8,070,138 pounds. The
total bounty to be paid is $101,402.76.
Houses llurned.
Westi-ort, Cal., Dec. 14.—The house
known aB Soldier Frank's, atCottoneva,
burned yesterday. The fire started
from a defective flue. It was the oldest
house in the northern country, having
been built in 1858.
John Sutherland's house was burned
here today. The contents were nearly
all saved.
Curtls's Trial Postponed.
San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The trial of
M. B. Curtis, the actor, for the murder
of policeman Alexander Grant, which
was to have begun today in Judge
Troutt's court, was postponed this
morning until January 14th, at the re
quest of Curtis's attorney, W. W. Foote.
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