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VOL. 37. —NO. lib
Nebraska Democrats Cele
brate Their Victory.
The State Capital Thronged
With Visitors.
A Statesmanlike Speech by the Patri
otic Governor.
The Typhus Fever Scourge at New York
Still Spreading—A Mine Disaster
in Colorado—Oilier Eastern
A-i ioclated Press Dispatches.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 15.—Governor
Boyd's accession was celebrated by the
Nebraska Democrats today. A fair es
timate places the number of strangers
in the city at 15,000, mainly from towns
and cities in the state, though Western
lowa and Northern Kansas contributed
a few. Governor Boies, of Iowa; Peck,
of Wisconiin, and Francis, of Missouri,
were expected but were unable to come,
and sent regrets. In the evening the
governor held a reception at the Hotel
Lincoln, which was largely attended.
It was followed by a ball.
Governor Boyd, in the course of a
speech, said he believed the incidents
attendant upon the unprecedented con
troversy following his election, and the
final result, will bave a far-reaching
effect upon our politics, and that its
effects will be beneficial to Democrats
as the efforts of himself and
those most nearly concerned in
resisting the efforts of their
opponents to commit a great wrong
were guided throughout by a determina
tion to abide absolutely within the law ;
to act conservatively in all measures
taken, with a view to upholding the
honor and credit of the party, ana the
fair fame of the state. It is not alone
Democracy which has been vindicated,
but the principles of good, honest gov
Transatlantic Steamships Beginning to
Reject Russian Immigrants.
New York, Feb. 15. —The steerage
passengers on the City of Berlin were all
transferred to Hoffman island this morn
ing, and the ship, after being thor
oughly disinfected and cleaned, was
allowed to proceed to her dock.
Sixty-seven Russian steerage pas
sengers of the the steamer Belgen
land were sent to Hoffman island for
observation. The remainder of the
steerage passengers w?re allowed to pro
ceed with the ship to her dock, aiter
being disinfected.
The different transatlantic steamship
companies carrying immigrants to
this countiy are greatly exer
cised over the typhus fever out
break, and especially over the action
of the health officer of the port in quar
antining in such large numbers the im
migrants, as the companies are obliged
to support the immigrants while they
are in quarantine. There are now due
at this port a large number of
steamships, and in them many im
migrants from various parts of Russia.
All these Russians will be held on Hoff
man's island for a week or ten days.
The agent of the North German Lloyd
steamship company today cabled in
structions to the other side to refuse to
take any mere Russian immigrants. It
is probable the other companies will
take the same action.
Seven more cases of typhus fevnr
were discovered this afternoon at 42
Twelfth street, and removed at once to
North Brother's island.
Pittsburg, Feb. 16.— A Newcastle,
Pa., special says nine of the passengers
of the typhu3-infected steamer Massalia
have been lot ated in Lawrence county,
and great alarm is felt lest the infection
spread. Two of the immigrants are
known to be very sick, but are so con
cealed by their countrymen that it is
impossible to locate them. The health
officers are out after them.
A Terrible Mining Accident at Aspen,
Aspen, Colo., Feb. 15.—The Mollie
Gibson mine was thei-cene thiß morning
of a terrible accident, which caused the
death of three men. The men were in
the shaft, and in order to get rid of
dirt and rock bulkheaded the shaft at
the fourth level and made a chute to
the lower level in adjoining work
ings. The chute became choked up,
and water was poured on the shale and
rock in it to make it move. Through
carelessness the men stood on the
mass of dirt, taking no precaution
for their safety. The dirt suddenly
started down the chute, carrying
Michael Egger, aged 44; W. L. Sharp,
aged 20, and Michael Oaplers, aged 25,
with it. They were suffocated. Wra.
Bailey was also on the dirt, but caught
hold of timber in the roof and saved his
Detective Brown In I,oh Angeles.
Columbus, 0., Feb. 15.—Mrs. Brown,
wife of Detective Jameß A. Brown, re
ported to have mysteriously disappeared
from San Francisco Thursday, received
a letter from her husband this morning
stating he was going on a trip to Los
Angeles. She has no fear that Brown
was foully dealt with, as intimated in a
San Francisco dispatch. Brown is en
gaged in the investigation of the Sidney
Bell murder case. A call at the home of
C. S. Bell, father of Sidney Bell, devel
oped that they had heard nothing about
Brown's disappearance.
Economltea Celebrate.
Pittsburg, Feb. 15.—The eighty
eighth anniversary of the founding of
tha society of the Economites was cele
brated at Economy today with appro
priate religious and social exercises.
Dr. Teed's friends made no effort to get
in, and everything passed off pleasantly.
American Wheelmen.
Columbus, 0., Feb. 16.—The annual
meeting of the league of American
Wheelmen convened here today. This
afternoon tr-o league elected C. L. Bur
dett of Hartford, Ct., president; P. F.
Sheridan, Springfield, 111., first vice
president; W. L. Brewster, Quincy, 111.,
treasurer; secretary, Abbott Bassett,
Boston. The next meeting will be held
in Washington, July 18th, 19th and
Boxing Hag Developed Into a Mild Pas-
time in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. —Three thousand
people gathered at the Second regi
ment armory tonight to see Andyßowen
of New Orleans and Jimmy Murphy
of Michigan slug each other. Greatly
to their disgust a police inspector gave
a preliminary exhibition and announced
that no more slugging would be permit
ted in Chicago. The audience watched
the pugilists go through eight rounds
without striking a blow worthy of the
name, except in the second round when
Bowen knocked Murphy down with a
Another American Countess.
New ork, Feb. 15. —The wedding of
Count Festitics and Miss Ella Haggin is
announced to occur on February 24th.
The bride is the daughter of Louis Hag
gin and grand-daughter of J. B. Haggin.
Count Festitics comes of one of the old
est and most distinguished families of
the Austrian nobility. The count met
Miss Haggin in Paris and followed, her
to this country. He is a member of the
Paris Jockey club and is a noted person
age in society in Paris and Vienna.
Nearly All for Hill.
Albany, N. V., Feb. 15.—0f 384 dele
gates to be selected to attend the Demo
cratic state convention, 27ti delegates
are out of New York and Kings counties.
At the headquarters of Hill tonight it
was given out that 123 delegates outside
of New York and Kings have been se
lected, of whom 120 are for Hill.
The Lower Classes and Indians Up in
Arras Against the Qorernment—A Se
ries of Battles With Federal Troops.
Priests Encouraging the Revolutionists
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 15. —A well known
mining man just returned from Chi
huahua, reports that country in a very
unsettled condition. He says the rev
olutionary movement there is sympa
thized with by the lower classes, and
they are daily gathering arms and per
fecting organization. In several in
stances tbey have already rebelled and
won victories against the federal troops.
The. movement is urged on by the priests
who hope to overthrow the present gov
ernment and resurrect the constitution
of 1872.
One priest at Teochi, claiming to be a
saint, has complete control over the
Indians for miles around. Urged on by
him, the people for miles aronnd have
declared against the government, andso
serious did the movement become that
federal troops were sent. The first de
tachment of troops soon fell under the
influence of the priest and joined the
revolutionary forces.
A second- detachment w«s met by
revolutionists, and a fight ensued, in
which twenty regulars and nine rebels
were killed, and many wounded on both
sides. The troops succeeded in cap
turing the town, but the rebels escaped
to Sonora, robbing and plundering en
Following closely upon this, another
battle was fought at Las Animas, in
which the revolutionists came off vie-
torious and without the loss of a man.
Eight federal soldiers and their com
mandant were killed, and arms and am
munition were captured among the
revolutionists, who, up to the time of
the departure of the miner, still held
the town. From ev«ery pass in the
mountains, swarmed men eager to join
the movement, until the federal soldiers
surrounded the town and permitted no
one to enter.
A few days later there was a skirmish
at Yeckery, in which three of the revo
lutionists were killed and a number
captured. The people are gathering in
all the little towns and giving the gov
ernment much trouble in dispersing.
The Espiegle Bullion Episode Justified.
Irish Questions.
LoNDON,Feb. 15. —In the commons to
day Lord George Hamilton, first lord of
the admiralty, responding to a question,
denied that the British government was
involved in any constitutional question
by the conveyance by her majesty's
ship Espiegle from Coronel, Chile, to
Montevideo, of 338 bars of silver, val
ued at £145,000, for the then President
Balmaceda. The question of legal title
of the then existing Chilean government
was then universally recognized, and
the shipment of the bullion was regular.
He added, however, thatachange in the
naval regulations under which the cap
tain of the Espiegle acted was under
Mr. Jackson, secretary for Ireland,
Btated that the whole sum of £10,000,000
assigned for the purchase of land in Ire
land under the Ashbourne act, had been
absorbed. The pending application for
advances amounted to £361,504 above
the sum provided by the act.
Iv the debate this evening on the ad
dress in reply to the speech from the
throne, Sexton, member for West Bel
fast, moved an amendment declaring
that the majority of the Irish people and
their representatives in parliament were
convinced of the inability ot the impe
rial parliament to legislate for Ireland in
the manner required by the distinctive
interests of that country, and that this
conviction bad been intensified by the
manifest failure of the land purchase act
to afford a basis for the extension of the
class of occupying tenants. He criti
cised the act severely.
Jackson replied defending it, and Sex
ton's motion was rejected—l 79 to 158.
The close vote was greeted with treme.i
dous cheers from the opposition and
Irish. The address was then adopted.
A San Bernardino Blaze.
San Bernardino, Feb._ls. —Fire broke
out this morning in the jewelry store of
George Blair, causing damage to the
stock of about $2000, fully insured. It
is not known how the fire started.
A Fine Prospect for Califor-
nia Products.
Foreign Raisins Crowded Out
of the Market.
The Prune Market Showing Signs of
San Bernardino County Forging to the
Front as a Producer of Precious
Metals—Litigation Over the
calico Mines-
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, Feb. 15.—The Commercial
Bulletin this norning refers again to the
favorable prospects of the California
raisin trade, baaed on importation sta
tistics, and adds : "Since the publica
tion of those statistics, the returns of
shipments from California have been
given out, and the figures suggest that
California has already made great strides
in the direction of supplying an outlet
that was formerly a field for foreign
raisins. As a matter of fact, it would
seem practically demonstrated that
California has produced enough raisins
to supply ,an outlet equal to that
which foreign goods found in
this country when the latter
had the field almost exclusively
and it is suggested that the weather
conditions permitting, there will be
enough raisin grapes grown there the
coming season to bring the supply of
California raiains fjlly|up to the crop of
last year and the importations from Eu
rope combined."
A bid of 9Jfc for4o's to 50's California
prunes in boxes, by an extremely con
servative buyer, is taken as an indica
tion that no great surplus of that size is
A Genuine Mining Boom In San Ber-
nardlno County.
San Fkancisco, Feb. 15.— J. B. Os
borne, a well-known mining man
of San Bernardino county, is at the
Grand hotel. He gave some interesting
news concerning the mining interests of
his county. "San Bernardino," said
he, "is coming to the front as a mining
section. The mines have only been
operated for about ten years, but the re
sults bo far have been very encouraging.
While Bilver predominates, there are
plenty of lead and* gold deposits.
What we need most, however,
is decent railroad transportation. It
looks ncv hb though we would get it
The Atlantic and Pacific has a line
through the country from Mojave to
Albuquerque, but it does not pass
through the mineral section. Now I
understand that the same company in
tends pushing a line through to Utah
along the line of the mines. This will
give the industries of the country a
genuine boom. English capitalists are
becoming interested in several mining
properties, and a London syndicate re
cently purchased the famous Remover
company mine."
Mr. Sneath Protest! Against the Ice
Rate as Fixed by the Board.
San Francisco, Feb. 15. —At a meet
ing of the railroad commissioners today,
R. G. Sneath, president of the Consum
ers' Ice company, brought in a written
protest against the ice rate fixed by the
board, which he maintained was an av
erage rate of four cents per ton per mile.
The protest was tabled.
T. T. Trickstadt protested against the
passenger rate on the line to Yosemite
between Berenda and Raymond, where
10 cents per mile is charged in second
and third-class cars, or $2 for a trip of
twenty-one miles.
T. H. Goodman, general passenger
agent of the Southern Pacific, forwarded
a written reply to the protest, stating
that traffic on the line did not warrant a
lower rate. Mr. Goodman said the line
was not money-making property. The
matter was referred to Commissioner
Rae for investigation.
The Modesto Irrigation District Contro-
verity In Court.
Modesto, Cal., Feb. 15. —The pro
ceedings of the Modesto Irrigation di
rectors and Attorney Stonsifer are being
tested in the courts. Stonsifer was
served with a mandamus to compel him
to exhibit to the public, particularly to
B. Turner, the report of the expert en
gineer, O. Schussler, of San Francisco,
now locked in Mr. Stonsifer's safe. The
complaint sets forth that the Modesto
Irrigation district is a political subdi
vision of the county and a public cor
poration ; that the attorney will not
show petitioner the report of the engi
neer on the condition of a section of an
irrigation ditch now in controversy be
tween Contractor J. D. Dougald and the
district. The position is maintained
that the report is a public record-, and
should be open to the inspection of the
public during office hours. There will
be a hot contest.
Complicated Poisoning or the Lewis and
Helms Families.
Merced, Cal., Feb. 15. —Jacob Lewis
a well-to-do merchant at White Rock,
Mariposa county,and wife were poisoned
some time ago. Later members of
Richard Helm's family were poisoned.
Helm is Lewis's son-in-law. During
the time between the former poisoning
and the latter, Lewis missed merchan
dise from his store. Search revealed
the goods in Helm's barn. Complaints
have been issued, charging Helm, his
wife and eon with poisoning Lewis and
wife. The parties are now under arrest.
Sequestered Boodle.
San Franisco, Feb. 15. —This after
noon Joseph J. Cochrane was arrested
and booked at the city prison on a
charge of grand larceny. The complaint
alleges that Cochrane in May last suc
ceeded in obtaining from Thomas T.
Howard $350, by what means is not
stated, but is rumored Cochrane se
cured the money with the understand
ing that a position on the police force
was worth that amount of money, and
as the position was not obtained, How
ard demanded the return of his money,
but failed to get it.
The Consolidated Calico Sued by the
Waterloo and Burning Moscow.
San Francisco, Feb. 15. —Three com
plaints were filed today in the United
States court against the Calico Consoli
dated Mining and Milling company.
Two are by the Waterloo Mining com
pany and the third by the Burning Mos
cow Mining company, all for certain
mining done in the Calico mining dis
trict, in San Bernardino county. The
Waterloo Mining company, which is or
ganized under the laws of Wisconsin,
owns the Silver King and Red Jacket
quart/, mines, which the com
pany claim* have been mined
by defendant company, by extending
drifts from Ub Oriental No. 2 and Mam
moth mine, into the Silver King and
Red Jacket mines, owned by plaintiff.
From the Silver King it is claimed 2500
tons of ore were extracted, and from the
Red Jacket 1800 tons, valued at $30 a
ton. The suits are for $75,000 and $54,
--000 for ore thus extracted. The Burn
ing Mobcow Mining company complains
that 1500 tons of ore were extracted by
defendants by extending a drift from
their Mammoth mine. The damages
asked are $05,000.
The New Star's Variableness.
Lick Observatory, Cal., Feb. 15.—
During the past twenty-four hours the
new star baa fallen off in brightness
about half its magnitude. So far as
observations made here are concerned,
it was brightest during the evening of
the 14th inst. It appears to be subject
to variations of Bhort periods.
(Signed) E. S. Holden.
Curtis Testifies in His Own Behalf-He
Claims to Have Been Assaulted and
Robbed and That It Was His Assail
ant Who Shot Policeman Grant.
San Francisco, Feb. 15.—1n the Cur
tis case today the defense stated that
they would prove that Curtis was not
left-handed; that the nipper on the
wright wrist would have prevented him
from being able to shoot Grant, and
that he did not do the shooting. The
defense claimed that witnesses had been
tampered with by the police, and that
testimony had been suppressed.
Attorney Wilson reviewed the case
and said that on the night Curtis was
arrested ho was under the influence of
ltrftvur. He had a Urge sum of money
on liis person. Near the corner of Third
and Mission a man asked Curtis for a
light for a cigarette, and reminded him
that he had played with the defendant
at Atlanta. They walked to Sixth and
Howard, Curtis endeavoring to get rid
of the man. Near the corner of the
street Curtis heard a step, and, as he
turned around, was knocked down. A
police officer came up and arrested Cur
tis and bis assailant. The man started
to run, and Officer Giant put a nipper
on Curtis's wrist. Curtis did not know
he had been robbed until after he had
reached the police station. The officer
took the two men across Folsom Btreet,
when a shot was fired. Curtis felt him
self being drawn toward the building
and two other shots were fired. The
night was dark, and, believing himself
fired at, Curtis broke away and ran.
Attorney Wilson closed by saying a
man residing at the corner of Fifth and
Folsom was ill and was up when the
shots were fired, and saw a man run
rapidly up the street. He saw three
men—an officer and two others whom
lie had under arrest. The defense would
prove by a Mrs. Abbott that there were
three persons present when the shots
were fired. Two ladies saw a man, not
Curtis, run up Fifth Btreet after the
shooting, and Reverend W. W. Davis
would testify to the effect that the
bruises found upon Curtis were made
by the robber who made the assault on
him. The defense would show that
Curtis was not in the habit of carrying
a revolver, and had none on him that
night; that Curtis had no motive for
shooting Grant, and that the man who
robbed Curtis of $240 was the man who
fired the fatal shot.
Curtis took the stand in his own be
half, and testified that he was born in
Detroit, Mich., and is an Episcopalian.
He had been an actor twenty-two years.
Had never before been arrested. On
the night of the shooting he had $240
with him to pay a bill. He did not pay
it, because he failed to see his creditor.
He left hiß wife at the thea er and took
a walk.
Curtis then related the circumstance
of meeting a man who knocked him
down and robbed him, and of their
arrest by Officer Grant, when the shots
were fired. Curtis did not see who
shot, but thought the shots were meant
for him and ran. Ho did not recognize
the man who accosted him. He did not
have a pistol that night. He had been
accustomed to use a pistol in the comedy
Sam'l of Posen. He is not left handed,
but uses his left hand as much as the
right. For three or four weeks after the
shooting he had violent pains in the
A Deadlock Broken.
Redding, Cal., Feb. 15.—Thomas
Green, former sheriff of this county,
was elected by the board of supervisors
today to succeed Hopping, deceased. A
deadlock prevailed in the board for a
week, and was settled today by Bidwell,
who was sick and unable to attend.
Ross and Green, the aspirants, were both
Republicans. Chris Bidwell, brother of
the supervisor, will be under sheriff.
Bold Burglary.
Modesto, Feb. 15. —At noon today, in
the absence of the station agent, burg
lars pried open the depot door with a
jimmy. They then entered the money
drawer and got $60 in coin. There is
no clue.
Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect
Fit, and a large New Stock at 125 W.
Third street. H. A. Gets.
Young man,
* w °uld give
mm ' nessforyour
|l» energetic
| t0 get i*^ 65 " 1
J P forward
Look at us. We laid the foundation of our business in 1870;
we started in a small way, and by honest methods we have
succeeded. Today we can truthfully say that we have the
largest clothing business in Southern California.
We are always ahead in everything pertaining to our line.
We are the pioneers of fashions in this section, and nothing new
escapes our notice.
Look at our center show window, with its handsome display
of nncciothing for spring and summer wear. These goods arc
made specially for us by the celebrated Stein, Block Co., whole
sale tailors. They are superior in make, style, fit and finish to
any other ready-made clothing, and positively equal to custom
We can fit in all sizes, the regular, the extra long and extra
large. Our styles- are exclusive and our prices moderate.
We are closing out all fall and winter goods at great reduc
tions. Nothing reserved. A saving to you of 25 to 30 per cent.
128, 130, 132,134 N. SPRING STREET.
wholesale:, -sis- retail..
Froapecta for Foreign Co-Operatlon Not
Bright—Austria la All Right.
London, Feb. 15. —The Globe today
says the prospects for foreign co-opera
tion in the Chicago Columbian exhibi
tion do not appear very bright. In the
case of England, the Globe adds : "The
very grave feeling against the McKinley
bill has not subsided, but it is to be
hoped manufacturers will not let their
feeling overcome their prudent judg
ment. Furthermore, such an attempt
at retaliation is more likely to hurt
themselves than anyone else. The
Americans and Germans are strenuous
ly trying to take our commerce. The
absence of British competitors at the
fair would therefore be regarded more as
a benefit than otherwise. It would also
be regarded as an admittance of defeat."
Chicago, Feb. 15. —Director General
Davis received a cablegram today from
Consul-General Goldschmidt, at Vienna,
saying the emperor of Austria had ap
pointed a commission of prominent
men, with the Imperial Archduke Carl
Ludwig at its head, to supervise the
Austrian exhibit at the Columbian ex
Republican Central Committee.
San Francisco, Feb. 15. —The Repub
lican state central committee meets in
this city on the 14th of next month,
for the purpose of setting the time at
which the conventions shall meet to se
lect delegates to the Republican nation
al convention.
Carpet Mill Deatroyed.
Philadelphia, Feb. 15.—One of Dob
son's carpet mills was destroyed by fire
tonight. Loss, $150,000.
lyjß. S. 8. COSIIKYAN-
Wlshes to inform you that he has just re
ceived an invoice of unusually choice
Hup wi Tapestries
And as he MUST LEAVE the city by
Saturday next, he will offer these
Goods at
(CommencinKTodayand continuing
until Friday. February 19th.)
The time being very limited, Mr. Costlkyan
IS DETERMINED that tho«c who come to see
(Potomac Block.) 2-16 4t
Special attention given to the performance of
all dental operations in the evening by the use
of a Special System of Electric Lights. a.ll
work guaranteed. Prices consistent with First
class work.
Office Hours—B a.m. to 5p m. Evening
hours. 7 to 10 p.m.
DR. J. A. CRONKHITE Dentist,
1- 20 3m Corner Fifth street.
Second Attn Bhoadway.
Wo offer tofiay:
Two valuable business corners on Broadway,
close in; prices arc right.
Handsome new residence on Thirtieth street,
near Fiftueroa, 8 rooms, $5500.
(iOxlJOli ft. lot on west side Fieueroa, near
Adams street; adjoins handsome residence; a
bargain at $4000.
Twenty acres in bearing navel oranges, near
Duarte, which will pay 20 per cent on price
asked This is something choice.
We have several good things to offer. List
your louses ' for rent" with us, the demand ex
ceeds the supply. 2-2 Ira
Rugs, Carpets,
Palace Embroideries,
Curios, Etc.,
Direct imported from Turkey,
At 10:30 a. m. and 2:00 p.m. sharp.
This will be the last opportunity for bargains,
Mr. M. B Mihran soon going away. Today
everything will be sold out. Do not be lale.
All the big carpets, gem rugs and fine embroid
eries which were kept for this day will be of
2- 6 lOt Auctioneer*.
St. Charles Building, 316 N. Main St.
This well-known Restaurant has passed into
the hands of Nicholas Mercadante, who -will
hereafter conduct it. Everything neat and
attractive. Patrons will be served with the
best the market affords at the most reasonable
prices. Give this restaurant a trial and you
will go nowhere else. 1-31 2m

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