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VOL. XXVI. THE COAST. Jury Dilferees in a Mur der Case. LECTURED BY JUDGE TOOHV. A Counterfeiter Caugfht-$4.,000, --000 for Sonth California Railroad BuUdi«g*. |, Special to the llearld by the Associated Press. San Francisco, December I.—The jury in the case of Joshua Hamblin, charged with the muider of John Mas sey, disagreed after being out eighteen Injurs. It stood eight for acqnittal and four for conviction. Judge Toohy t p remanded !he jury for not bringing in a verdiot. In discharging the jury Judge Tooby said: "Yon gentlemen have been en trusted with the faots of this case that have been presented to you by careful and skillful counsel, both for the de fendant and the people. I have noth ing to say as to what has been proved ' and what has not. It is your province 1 tt> determine that, but I will call your I attention to this before I let you go and you know it, that there is a great deal of condemnation of courts of Justice of thia . oity and county on the part of the pub lic, expressed through Iheir great vehicle, the press. Prosecuting ( officers are blamed for failures in the administration of justice. Judges, < so far as I know, have endeavored to do i their duty, so have prosecuting officers, | and whatever wrong there has been in the delay or hindrance in the adminis tration of justice it cannot be traced to 1 the courts; it is the act of the jurors t who are invested with the power of say- , itig this or that thing has been proved. VVhen jurors refuse, or decline or fail to J exercise their judicial functions and as- J sist, as they swear they will do when j they go in the jury box, to properly ad- j minister justioe as it is defined by law, the public ought to hold the jurors re- ' sponsible. You have been eighteen ( hours deliberating over this case; I have 1 not the least doubt in my mind, and I know counsel have not, that something has been proved. There never was a . case so clearly proved as the ease you J have just tried, and if you gentlemen j are unwilling to determine what has been proved, the responsibility must j rest upon your shoulders alone, and un der the circumstances I will have to ex- J ouse you from further deliberation upon this case." , W1.000,000 WANTED < To Build Railroads In southern California, San Francisco, December I, —It is rumored that four million dollars is , wanted by the California Southern Rail- , way Company to occupy fertile valleys , and tap larger towns in the territory ad- , jacent to that through whioh the line , now runs. It cannot be learned tbat t the extent of construction or the prob- i able cost has been fully determined t upon, but it U well known that the sub I ject is under consideration. There is I some doubt whether the privilege will I be extended to the California Southern ' or to the Atchison, Topeka aud Santa | Fe stockholders, but the chances are in i favor of the former. Under its charter, the California Southern Company can build no more road, bat it can be built in the name of other corporations and j leased to the California Southern, the j stockholders of the latter corporation j furnishing the means. As a stockholder in the California Southern, the Atchi- « son could, if it ohose, take one-half of l the rights. I stocks on the Hint. I San Francisco, December I.—The ; stock boom went on this morning, j Shares which had weakened yesterday < fully recovered their tone, and others j advanced to higher prices than before. ( Brokers turned away business for they were nnable to attend to all orders which nocked in upon them. At the first seeaion of the Board Ophir opened • at $26. Mexican went to $13J and closed at $ 12J. Gould and Curry went to $14, - Best and Belcher opened at $27 and 1 closed at $25; Consolidated California- , Virginia advanced to $43, Savage opened ( at and climbed to $17, Sierra Ne- [ vada rose to $16. Utah to $10, and Yel- j low Jacket to $81. At the 11 -.30 session , Beat and Belcher suddenly dropped to | 211 and all other Comstocks had a sharp , deoline, varying from 50 oents to $2 50. J Best ft Belcher $27,Chollar $B.so,Crocker , $3, Consolidated California and Virginia | $48, Peer $1, Peerless 95c, Ophir $30 50, , Savage $17, Hale ft Norcross $9.25, , Confidence $15, Potosi $10 50, Sierra Nevada $14, Union Consolidated $10,374, Utah $10.75, Yellow Jacket **At the last session of the Board the | falling off whioh took place at the see- 1 ond session was not only overcome but i prices took a further deoided advance. | Beat & Belcher closed at $27, Con-oh- i dated California and Virginia jumped to , $40. Of thia stock sales were very ; small, aggregating only 225 shares. Gould ft Curry dosed at $12 50, Hale ft , ■ Noroross $9.76, Mexico $14 25, Ophir , $30.50, Potosi $10.50, Savage $17, Utah , $10.75, Yellow Jacket $11.75. Counterfeiter Arrested. Santa Maria, Cal., December |I.— Deputy Sheriff Madison Graves of San Luis Obispo arrested a man here last evening for attempting to pass worthless ten-dollar currency bills, drawn by the Consolidated Bank of Canada and signed J. Hincks, President, and countersigned W*. Irwin. After being arrested he made a oonfession and had the arresting officer dig np a roll of some rive hundred dollars in worthless bills which he had buried prior to arrest. Didn't suicide. Sacramento, December I.— The Rec ord- Union received the following from Davisville to-night from Albert Peter son, a resident of that town: "I saw by your paper that a man by the name of J. B. Smith bad committed suicide Sat urday last. lam personally acquainted with the said person and saw him in Dixon December Ist and asked him about the suicide. Ha claimed that he was drunk and did not know what he was doing." "Prob's Predictions." San Francisco, December I.—lndi cations for the twenty-four honrs com mencing 4A. M., December 2nd: Cali fornia—Fair weather, fallowed by local shower* on the coast and in the north ern part. THUItSDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 2, 1880 TWELVE-PAGE EDTTTON. IIOWAKD'B BEPOBT. Wliut He Thinks of Our Coast Defences. San Francisco, December 1 —Major- General 0. O. Howard, commanding the Division of the Pacific, bas submitted his annual report to the Adjutant-Gen eral for the information of the Lieuten ant General commanding the army of the United States. Referring to means of defense againat a possible invasion of the Pacific Coast, General Howard says: "The forts are not in order, they are not manned with guns of proper calibre, and what is worse, are no gunß 'if the right size, and power in the whole country to bring here. There should be a plant on this coast and speedy preparation for making suitable guns and other means of defense ought not to be delayed. Shells could easily be thrown from the neighborhood of the Cliff House, outside the harbor, to every part of San Franoisco and without exoeeding modern ranges could be drop ped in Oakland. I therefore reoommend that money be appropriated bo that a good torpedo defense may be planted; that a fleet of torpedo boats be oon struoted, and that the guns now around the harbor be properly mounted; that two floating batteries be built and an chored as suggested by the Board of In spectors appointed under the act of Con gress of March :10th. 1885. SAN LUIS OBISPO. A Counterfeiter Arrested—The ■fiddle Will Case. San Luis Onisro, Deoember I.—Dep uty Sneriff Madison Graves yesterday obtained track of a suspected counter feiter, and followed him into Santa Bar- 1 bara county, to the town of Santa Maria, where he arrested his man in the act of passing, a fraudulent ten dollar note on the Consolidated Bank of Montreal, Canada. This morning the prisoner revealed a spot where he had $400 in the questionable ten dollar bills. Dep uty Graves returned to San Luis Obispo to-day aud lodged his prisoner in the the County Jail. About $2000 of this money has been circulated in this countiy during the . past three weeks, and it is believed that many people are implicated in the felon oua business. In the Kiddle will contest case to-day, Mrs Kate Plum ncr, plaintiff, was cross examined, but in nearly every instance her testimony was substantially the same as the direct evidence. She detailed the family history, full of revolting inci dents, to show how her father's insane, unwarrantable and imaginative preju dice had led him to cut his da-ghter off with ten dollars for her share in his es tate, valued at half a million. A Compulsory marriage Declared Void. San Francisco, December I.—The divorce suit of X Iward A. Willard against Alice Willard was decided this morning by Judge Maguire in favor of the plaintiff, and the marriage declared void on the ground of force. The plain tiff in the case is nineteen years of age, and the wife from whom he obtained the divorce is still younger. They were married in Los Angeles in May last, and the allegations of the plaintiff were that he did not desire to marry the girl, but wss forced to do si by the persuasion of a loaded pistol pointed at his head, and in the hands of an infuriated brother. Beaver's Trial. Visalia, Dacember t.—The trial of Henry Beaver, for the murder of C. S. Hayes, editor of the Traver Tidings, has been going on in the Superior Court since Monday. About one hundred witnesses have been subpoenaed. Some new evidence of importance was elicited proving that Beaver had borrowed a shotgun on the day the murder was committed, one barrel of which was loaded with buckshot. Hayes was kill ed by a charge of buckshot. The evi dence ia all circumstantial. It will take the remainder of the week to complete the trial. A Suit Dismissed. San Francisco, December I.—Judge Lawler to-day dismissed the suit of Rosa A. Welsh et al. against Charles E. Huse et al., an action to set aside a lease made by Huse as one of the executors of the will of the late Nicholas Den of Santa Birbara, of 2,000 acres of land to Lawrence Moore for two years at $1,500 a year. It was alleged by plaintiff that the property waa worth at least $7,000 a year and that the executors took the rent 'and paid no taxes. Charges were preferred againat all of the executors but Judge Lawler did not see that they were substantiated and so dismissed the suit. But Will It Be Admitted? Olympia, W. T., December I.—Offi cial returns from two disputed repre sentative districts have been received and tht result shows that the Legisla ture will be Republican by a majority of two on joint ballot. The upper hiuse stands, Republicans six, Democrats six. Lower honse, Republicans thirteen, Democrats eleven. This gives the Re publicans two United States Senators in case the Territory is admitted as a State at this session of Congress. Autl-Nrulper Tickets. San Francisco, Deoember I.—To prevent the inroads of scalpers a new description of tickets has been adopted on a number of Eastern railroads, and will in all probability be soon adopted by the Southern Pacific At one end of the ticket is printed a complete personal description of the possessor of the ticket —whether male or female, young or old, light or dark. The selling agent punches out the description and the conductor is thereby nble to recognize the passenger. A Monopoly. San Jose, December I.—The Central Milling Company, whioh was incorpor ated several weeks ago, has obtained control of all the flouring mills in Santa Cruz, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara aud Monterey counties. It is stated that other corporations throughout the State will co-operate with the company, and that the flour trade will be regulated thoreby. Williams aud jnaikhnm on Hand. Washington, Deoember I.—Senator . Williams, of California, arrived to-day. • Congressman Mark ham, of Loa Angeles, I has been in the oity since Sunday. None - of the other members of the delegation have yet arrived. THE MOEN MYSTERY. A. Millionaire Denies His Own Child, JUST TO AVOID A SCANDAL. The Son Tells tlie Story ot His Father's Cruelty—Moen Makes a Denial. [Special to the Herald bvthe Aetoctated Preit Nnw York, December 1. —A special ilia; atch from Frovidenoe, H. 1., says: Doc Wilson declared to day in relation to Ilia suit against the millionaire, Moen, tbat be was the tatter's son, bat Moen had put him in charge of Jonas Wilson, who never let him know the secret of his parentage until 1870, when he ex perienced religion and confessed the truth. Since that time Moen had paid him money, but more of it has gone to the Wilsons to buy tneir silence than he had kept for himself. Unable to bear the strain any longer, "Doo" Wilson this morning, broken down in health, and weeping like aohild, told the great secret which existed be tween him and P. L. Moen, of Worces ter, so many yoars. The story was told in the presence of four reputable citi zens who furnished it to the press. "I am looked upon as a blackmailer," said he, "and these who believe that I have been bleeding that old man bold me in as mnoh contempt as a yellow dog. I will stand it no longer. I am more sinned against than sinning) and now the truth shall be known. My name is not Wil a >□, nor am I the son of Jonas Wilson. My father is the man who is accusing me of blackmail and my name is Levi Moen, the lawful son of P. L. Moen, of i Worcester." Wilson then went on to till the story of his birth and the wrong done him by his father. His story is that he is the son of Moen's first wife; that he was born a few months after marriage. Moen be ing a deacon and professedly a higb toued Christian did not wish to face the scandal of such an eirly birth for his , first boro, so a bargain was made with , Jonas Wilson of Danielsonville, Conn., , a stage driver, by which the babe was transferred to the latter'a oare and , brought up as Wilson's boy. He lived , and toiled in the humble sphere to < which he says Moen consign) d him and it was not until he become a young man 1 grown that he learned the secret of his birth. For that secret he was indebted to the religious remorse of his supposed futhernjonus Wilson, who, being on bia death bed, not cari"g to pausing the ' portals with the buideu on his soul, i drew the lad toward him and told bim who he was. After Wilson died the young ( fellow set off for Worcester to meet his , father face to face. Their first meeting, ' Wilson says, was exactly as has been de- t scribed He did meet Moen that morn ing, and after observing the signs of | wealth and luxury that abounded, de- ( manded of Moen some reparation for the wrong done one who should be heir to all. Moen at first refused to acknowl edge the lad, and would have driven him forth, but the boy faced his mil- t 1 lionaire parent defiantly, upbraiding , him for the wrong done his mother and | himself. He said: "I will force you to acknowledge me, and the world shall know you for what you are." Then "Doe." says Barker Deacon became alarmed and gave him $100. By ap pointment he met Moen next day, and ' consented to shield his father from shame. The father had in the mean- 1 time married again after the death of < 1 Doc's" mother, and married into a i family whioh would have scorned Moen 1 bad they known of the scandal. Then according to "Doc's" (story, the Wilsons, who knew the secret of his parentage, seeing he had money and knowing it came 1 from Moen began to urge their claims npou him. These demands increased I and to satisfy them he had applied to Moen for money and in that way much of the sum received from Barker was spent. Wilson says these demands upon him grew so exorbitant tbat he became almost impoverished by them. The Eng ley suits were settled, he said, at Moen's snggestion with Moen's money. The latter feared his relationship to Wilton, would oome out some way in the trial. Wilson has letters which he says were written by Moen, acknowledging the relation ship and calling him "dear son." These . letters Wilson produced to-day. He . says he is the injured one, as instead of being reared as a gentleman and brought up amid all the luxuriance which his father's wealth could purchase he was cast adrift and reared as a peasant boy, without education and without any of the refinements of life which would have been his had his cruel parents done right. Wilson says he can no longer en dure the calumnies with which he is assailed, and that his confession of the secret is true in every respect, j • MOEN'S .STOUT. Worcester, Mass., December I.— The announcement from Providence thia evening that Doc Wileon had lifted the veil from the great Moen mystery caused a tremendous sensation. The bulletin boards were surrounded far into the night by crowds of people. The millionaire manufacturer was at prayer meeting when the announcement reached this city, and reporters gathered at the door of Union churoh to waylay him when he came forth. One of them showed Mr. Moen a oopy of a Provi dence paper containing the story and proceeded to interview him on the sub ject, but he would say nothing aside from the statement that Doo's story was a lie. With difficulty he escaped the reporters and proceeded to his residenoe.* A reporter called upon bim there at 9 o'clock. His son Phil cime to the door with him. He was as cool and collected as though he had been oalled to the door on a mat ter of business of the simplest kind. When asked about the statement made by Wilson to-day, that he was his fath er, Mr. Moon said: "It is a lie, a down right lie." He then said "my counsel has advised me not to talk with any of the newspaper men on the subject, so you will excuse me if I decline to be in terviewed, but you can see that he is nearing the end of Ida rope, Just see how desperate be is, getting up such a story as that." Moen declined to state anything further. Nesjro\« louche*. De Kalb, Tex., Decomber I.— Four negroes were lynched in this county Monday night for the murder of a farm er named Geo. Taafe. The murder oo curred in the Indian Territory. The negroes were taken by force from the Texas officers. Additional Curriers. Washington, December I. —The Postmaster-General to-day decided to Sive the San Francisco office twelve ad itional carrier! from the l.">ih of the present month. THE NORTHERN PACIFIC. A Uood Financial Showing for the Past Year. Washington, December I.—The on nual report of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Commissioner of Railroads, was made publio to-day. Of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company the Commissioner says: That the mileage on June 30th last was 2801; that of 75 miles unfinished on the Cascade division, probably only five miles will be left at the end of the year. The rolling stock throughout is of excellent quality and the property is in good cond.tion. Nearly eighty per cent of the track is laid with steel rails weighing seventy-six pounds per yard. The track and buildings are kept all in good condition. The total number of acres of land received by the company from tbe United States by patent aud certification on June 30, 1886, was 11,459,835, of whioh 5,830,871 have been sold; from these sales tbe company has received $20,836,000. and there is outstanding on time sales $3,67(5,204. The following shows tho financial condi tion of tbe Northern Pacific Railroad Company on June 30, 1886: Total debt, $82,326,923; capital stock, $87,058,310; total stock and debt, 169,385,234; total assets, $169,588,393; surplus, $203,159. The earnings of the road for the year ended June 30, 1886, were $11,730,527; expenses, $0,156,203; net earnings, $5, --574,263, an increase of $536,414, or 10 64 per cent, over last year. The Apprentice System. Philadelphia, December I.—Au im portant feature has entered into the controversy between the green glass manufacturers and blowers over the abolition of tbe apprentice system. Monday night meetings of the local as semblies of glass-blowers were held in Clapton, Melville, Salem, Woodville, Williamstown and Glassboro, Pa., when it was decided they would not strike, as ordered by the Executive Board of District Assembly No. 149 Knights of Labor, but would surrender their char ters rather than do so. These blowers are working with apprentices, and un der the reduction iv wages of five per cent., according to the agnenient eu- | tered into with the manufacturers some weeks ago. The respective charters of six assemblies were teat to General Sec retary Charles H. Litchman at general , headquarters in this city yesterday. Railroads Establishing Signal Service Bureaus. Washintoox, December I.—Lieut. , Joseph Powell, of the signal service, has i been detailed to proceed to Omaha and ' organize a meteorological service of the ' Union Pacific Railroad, which is to co- j operate with 'he United States Signal Service Bureau. About twenty stations I will be established along the line of the i railroad. It is stated that tbe Northern : Pacific and Canada Pacific Railroads also i contemplate establishing a meteorologi- i cal service and signal service. The Bu- I reau will aid these projects to the extent I of its ability, as the services are expected < to materially assist the Bureau in weath er prognsstications. With these aids it is believed that c jld waves or any de- i cidtd change iv temperature oau readily be traced in its eastward course. A C ollision on the N. P. Gltntox, Minn., December I.—There was a collision this morning at 8 o'clock on the Northern Pacific between mail train No. 1 and east-bound passenger No. 6 on a curve two miles west of Muska do. Both locomotives were smashed and the mail car of No. 1 was burned. Conductor Eldred and the engineer and fireman of No. 6 were all slightly bruised about their heads, and Mail- Agent Liunen was similarly hurt, be sides the dislocation of his shoulder. Part of the mail was destroyed. The mail train was five hours late, and the two trains had conflicting orders. A Fire at Phoenix. Phcenix, A. T., December I.—A fire late last night destroyed Sweeny's meat market, corner of Washington and Cen ter streets; L. A. Mariposa's grocery, Mantano's family liquor store and Wright i Harlock's bakery. The build ings belonged to Mrs. DeFgr'it Porter and were uninsured. Moucano's stock was insured for $2200. Dr. Thibodo's drug store adjoining tbe burnt buildings suffered to the extent of $1000 by water and rough handling and is fully covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Cattle Thieves Arrested. Galveston, December I.—A special to tbe News from Loredo says: A band of Mexican cattle thieves, numbering twelve, were captured twenty miles above here this morning, by a posse of Texans. A Urge quautity of dressed beef was found in their possession; also twenty horses which had been stolen. This band has been preying upon Amer ican ranchmen for the past six months, and their depredations have been on a wholesale scale. Shall They Join the Knights of Labor? Pittsburg, Deoember I.—Voting re turns regarding whether or not the amalgamated iron and steel workers shall as a body join the Knights of La bor are coming into headquarters very rapidly. Secretary Martin refused to say what the returns indicate, but from another reliable source, however, it is learned that there is so far a preponder ating majority against a connection with the Knights. Enable to Agree. St. Louis, December I.—-Thus far the representatives of Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico railroads, forming what is known as the El Paso pool,have been ut terly unable to agreeon differential rates, and a commission will be called to-mor row, but it is thought unlikely that a settlement will be effected, and an asso ciation pool is expeoted in the near future. «eo. C. Elliott A Sous Fall. Providence, R. L, December I.— Geo. C. Elliott & Sons, carriage dealers, have made an assignment. The death of Geo. C. Elliott precipitated the fail ure, which is stated to be a sad one. The accounts are not yet made up, but it is said from $75,000 to $100,000 in paper are out. The principal creditors are carriage dealers. High License on Pool sellers. St. Louis, Mo , December I.—An or dinance lm£9&ing\« license of $2000 per < annum on bookmakers and on pool sailers was recommended to the munici pal house of delegates for passage last i night by the Ways and Means Commit tee and was laid over for one week. EASTERN. Report of Commissioner Coleman. EXPERIMENTS ENCOURAGED. A Strike of Coal Miners—The President Suffering From JhMietunatisin. [Special to the Herald by the Associated Press] Washington, December I.—Norman J. Colman, Commissioner of Agricul ture, to-day submitted his second an nual report to the President. He sets forth at length the benefits derived and to be expected from agricultural experi ments. Stations and colleges in the sev eral Stitea are constantly urged to en large sheir experiments, and often find themselves striking "new leads" which they cannot follow for want of means, hence a general interest in the bill now before Congress "for tbe establishment of agricultural experimental stations in connections with agricultural colleges and prevalent opinion of its importance and desire for its early enactment." "No measure," he says, "is now pend ing and proposed of greater importance or bearing brighter promise of a deep seated and lasting benefits to the agri cultural interests of the United States in all their branches. Upon foresty he says there is practic ally no reproduction attompted on forest planting done worth mentioning in comparison with the annnal consump tion. As the first step of reform, he says, undoubtedly the land policy of tbe United States in timbered regions re quires changes according to the condi tions of those localities. Besides the good example which the Government may set in taking better care of its own timber land-, it might appropriately ex tend its operations by planting on a large scale in bodies of several contigu ous sections in treeless States and Territories cf the West. Military reservations •in these States owned by the general government would form the most desirable field of operation only by such extensive plant ing can a desirable modification of the extremes of climate on the western plains be expected." Tbe Commissioner calls attention to tbe need of funds to be used in sending specialists to foreign countries, in re sponse to invitations to take part in scientific investigations of all sorts. He thinks reports made from a stand point of the needs of this country, instead of from a foreign view would be very valu able. In commenting on the work of the Bureau of Animal Industry, he describe i the spread of pleuro pneumonia and says: "Every effort possible under ex isting laws has been made to locate dis eased animals and isolate all tbat has been exposed. It would have been most fortunate if every animal exposed to the disease and liable to contract it could have been summarily slaughtered and the contagion thus eradicated. With a disease of this character at Chicago it has been truly said that the cattle in dustry in thia country has reached a crisis. There can be no doubt that it will be soon widely disseminated unless prompt and effective action can be insti tuted for its speedy suppression. Even now it may have been scattered to some extent iv the West, and investigation next year will probably bring other out breaks to light. The matter is a most important one, overshadowing in urgen cy all others effecting our agricultural population and of vital interest almost to every consumer of bsef, of milk, of butter and of cheese. To prevent the spread of thia scourge, whioh has already greatly affected our for eign and interstate commerce, addition al legislation by Congress is now essential. Much valuable work has al ready been done in Maryland, and the danger of disseminating the contagion from thatStatehas been greatly lessened. No work has been done in tbe State of New York because it was evident that the appropriation was not sufficient to any probable results there. The dis ease also exists in New Jersey, Pennsyl vania and Virginia, but the State au thorities have not yet accepted the rules and regulations of the department for co-operation. I greatly rrgret the necessity of announcing the existence of thia dangerous disease over such a wide area, but the serious results to be appre hended from it, make it imperative that the truth should be known iv order that such legislative action may be taken as indicated by the emergency. A Bit; strike. Mr. Blame's miners Want Bet tor Protection. Cleveland, 0., December I.—A spe cial from Voungstown says: Indications are that a general strike among all Coal miners in Mahoning valley will begin be fore the close of a week. Men at sev eral mines near here recently demanded an advance of ten cents per ton, the present basis being fifty five cents. Op erators, after considering the matter, re fused to accede to the demand, claiming they could not afford to pay it and keep the mines in operation, though admitting that the wages earned by the men were very low. To-day, the miners in - the employ of tho Witch Hazel Coal Company, Foster Company and Manning Coal Company, numbering iv all upwards of a thousand, all struck and refused to work, stating tbat they would not go in until tbe advance was conceded. The demand was made at the Poland shaft and several others for an advance, bu,w%s yet they have not gone out. Bot.. sides are firm and a long lockout ia expected by many. The President Suffering Front Rheumatism. Washinuton, December 1. — The President has been confined to his room two or three days by a slight but annoy ing attack of rheumatism, and has for this reason been obliged to deny himself to all callers exoept Cabinet officers. He is feeling somewhat better to-iiuv. The President has suffered from rheumatism before, but this is the first attack he has had since he entered the White House. A His; Cattle Ranch. St. Lows, December I.—The syndi* cate of St. Louis capitalists has been formed for the purpose of establishing an immense cattle ranch in Mexioo, The land to be purchased has already been ' selected, and final arrangements are 1 beiug perfected for tbe inaugnaration of . the enterprise. The ranob will com t prise a million and a quarter acres, in . wh»t is known as the "free zone," In 1 the State of Chihuahua. THE CHICAUO ANARCHISTS. The municipal Council of Paris Intercedes for Them. Paris, December 1. — M. Roquet, Secretary of the Paris Municipal Coun cil, has forwarded to Uuited States Min ister McLane a petition adopted by the Council on November 27th, asking for his intercession with the Governor of Illinois in behalf of the condemned Chi cago Anarchists. McLane sent the fol lowing reply: "As the petition ia des tined foiftheiGoverner of Illinois, and is made with the object of sparing human life, I will not refuse my assistance if ■ you persist in demanding it, but allow me to inform you that in the present casj it is int less. You can, without disad vantage and with as much efficacy as I, address yourself direct to tbe Executive of Illinois, who alone has the power of granting tbe pardon. Without raising objections to the accomplishment of your wishes I beg you will rest assured that capital punishment is applicable in no state of tbe Unien to political offenses, but is prescribed only for odious crimes against the public, such as murder and rape committed under aggravated cir cumstances and with premeditation. In political matters there exists in the United States a moderation which even profound disagreements are powerless to alter. In the discussion of great po- 1 htical and social problems touching the welfare of workers, we proceed with a wide liberty, showing a spirit of frater nity and tolerance which renders vio lence inexcusable and always prejudicial to its authors. When the majority pro nounces, every one submits. If this great and salutory principle ot giving expression to the will of the majority which forms tbe basis of American insti tutions be ignored, social order founded on liberty and fraternity collapses and society falls once mare into chaos." Mo- Lane ut Roquet's request consented to transmit the council's petition to Gover nor Oglesby. THE NEW BIRD-CAGE. Transfer of the Couutr Prisoners to the New Jail on the Hill. It was easy to see yeaterday by look ing at the fence of the old county jdl that something was in the wind. The fence was covered with a great number of worn-out grey blankets drying in tbe sun. In tbe yard there was great activ ity, things being moved around in a lively manner —unfailing signs of a change of domicile. Old Col. Jim Thompson was very busy overhauling shackles, handcuffs, Oregon boots and other similar jewelry, aud had no time to talk much. It was understood that Mr. Phillips would charge $750 if the prisoners were not removed on the first, of the month aud the Board of Supervisors had come to the conclusion that the new jail was in a sufficiently completed condition to put the jail-birds into it. Tho removal of these gentle wards of the county was ■et for 4r. m., and promptly at that time it took place. Most of the prison ers, who numbered 55, were shackled and taken across the street to their new quarters by tbe deputy sheriffs and a number of policemen. They were taken out by the gate in the back fence and seemed to feel rather pleased to leave the old cage, though they went to a fresh place of captivity. The prison proper in the new building is in the part front ing on Fort street. It consists of a huge two-story cage, the bars of which are made of chilled steel, crossing each other after the manner of a checker-board. Wherever the bars cross each other they are bolted together. This cage is en closed within the building itself, leaving plenty of space all around for the guards to circulate an 1 see what is going on n the cells. The cells, cf which there are Bix on each side on tbe ground floor,and an equal number on the upper tier, may contain four prisoners each. The cots are pieces of canvas stretched by means of leather straps from one sidejtof the cell to the other, two being above the others, as the berths in a railroad sleep er. The inner part of the tank, on both tiers, is a spacious hall, which will be used for the purpose of letting the prisoners exercise. At the end of the tank are tbe washstands which are contained in two cells, similar in size to those used for sleeping cells. As the stairway to the upper tier is not yet completed, all the prisoners were placed in the lower tier temporarily. The up per one, which is the airiest and best lighted, will be used for prisoners awaiting trial and the lower tanks will be affected for prisoners undergoing sen tence. In the basement are two dark dungeons for refractory prisoners, a boi ler and hot air apparatus for beating fie jail and a very large range for cooking the food for thoae confined in the jail. Iv the middle part of the jail on the second flour are the women's oelle to the number of four, en closing alao a large hall in which they can take exercise. There ere in tbe front part of the building three more cells, which will be ocsupied by women in the event of the others becoming filled, or they may be devoted to male pris oners who are not to be placed in the large tanks. The only occupant of the woman's department is Jennie Peterson, a woman who is to be tried on Friday for having with two men tried to rob an old German several months ago. With the exception of the cells now occupied the remainder of the bulidiug is not yet completed, and it will take no less than ten days before it is quite ready. The transfer of the prisoners was made suc cessfully, and the old building will soon fall under tho pick of the workmen of the contractor. A large hotel is to take the place of the old county jail. A Noted Arrival. By the train from the north yesterday there arrived in the city a very notable visitor in the person of Mr. Eugene Spuller. He ia a member of the House of Deputies of the French Republic He was the close friend of the great Gambetta for many years. His visit to America iB in connection with the IHr tboldi statue of Liberty Knlighteniug the World. On his arrival yesterday he was met at the depot by Mr. L. Loeb, French Consular Agent in Los Angeles; Mr. Raskin, of he Proijres; Mr. P. Ballade, and many other noted citizens of the French colony. • A full account of a reception tendered the di-tinguiahed gentleman will be found in another place in the Herald to-day. There will be found also a full exposition of his views on many mat ters of importance on European affairs. A Sick Duke. Berlin, December I.—The Duke of Mecklenburg Schwereiu is in a critical condition, and his physicians have or dered him to Cannes for the winter. NO. 51. FOREIGN. Progress of the Campbell Case. A CONTRADICTORY WITNESS. The Paris Municipal Council Inter cedes on Behalf of the Chicago i Anarchists. fSpecial to the Herald by the Auociated Prtn\ London, December I.—The hearing of the Campbell divorce suit was resumed to-day. Rosa Baer, formerly lady's maid to the plaintiff, testified for the defense. She said the Dake of Marlborough fre quently visited Lady Campbell. Ha usually came in the afternoon and was shown to tbe dressing room. Toe wit ness never saw any familiarity betwsea Lord Colin Campbell and Mary Watsoa. Witness had posted letters daily to the Duke of Marlborough. Lady Colin used to leave the hcuee at eight o'clock in the evening and return as late as three o'clock on the following morning. Some times in undressing Lviy Colin, after her return from these absences, the wit ness had found her dress partially disar ranged. Once the witness heard some body, after midnight, ascending the stairs. Lady Colin coughed*. The per son then entered the door of a room ad joining the plaintiff's. The door of the room was shut and the witness was dismissed. Next day the witness found evidence that the room had been occupied by two persona. Once the witness beard the Duke of Marlborough in Lady Colin's room ia the afternoon. On one occasion while witness was brushing Lady Colin's hair after midnight somebody on tbe outside of the room tried the door and finding it locked departed. Witness saw Cnief Shaw lvi king outside the house with a carriage in waiting. The carriage went away and Chief Shaw entered tha house. Witness often mailed letters to Chief Shaw from Lady Colin. Being cross examined Miss Baer denied having threatened to expose L idy Colia. At this point counsel for plaintiff cross-examined Miss Ba;r very closely and she admitted that weeks ago she had signed a statement that Lady Colin Campbell had dismissed her because she knew too much about her. Being asked to explain how it came that she signed .such a statement and now admitted that it was untrue, witness said she thought it true then; "J think it nntruc now." This recantation caused* sensation among the audience. Con tinuing, under close cross-examination, witness admitted tbat the Duke of Marl borough always calied upon Lady Colin during usual visiting hours. Be oame twice, three and sometimes five times weekly. Witness posted letters every day to the Dake of Marlborough, and sometimes twice a day. Witness then admitted that the statements she rood* on her direct (examination that Lady Colin's dress was disarranged on occa sions when plaintiff left home early in the evening and returned in the early morning were not true. Under further pressure Miss Baer admitted she bad never suspected that anything wrong had occurred between Lady Campbell and any person but the Duke of Marl borough. The witness admitted tbat ia 1884 and six weeks sgo she signed state ments alleging that she went to Leigh Court during the Christmas holidays with Lady Campbell, and discovering the position of the room occupied by her mistress and by the Duke of Marl borough as adjoining, and further al leging that the Duke paid a great deal of attentiasrto Lady Cblin. The wit ness now however a limited that that was a mistake, and that it all occurred at Easter. This testimony caused an other sensation. Counsel for plaintiff added more pressure and Miss Baer finally admitted that the Duke of Marlborough was not at Leigh Court Christmas. She also admitted that the statements which she made in re-direct examina tion about bearing some one ascend the stairs after midnight one night and en ter a room adjoining Lady Colin's, and other indications that two persons had occupied the room were untrue. Wit- i ness in her original statement contended the did not say two persons had occu pied the room on the occasion referred to. Nearly every one of Miss Baer's ad missions under cross-examination pro voked excitement and sensation in view of tbsir damaging effect upon that side of the case, which was largely built upon what she had previously sttted in writing. The cross-examination of Miss Baer continued at great length. Being asked to confirm tbe statement thut the Duke of Marlborough and L idy Colin sat to gether like a pair of lovers on a seat in tbe Paddington Railway station, the witness simply said she waa sure it was a seat on the platform. Being referred to her statement to the man Stewart O'Neill, that the Lady passed every nigbt at Leigh Court with the Duke of Marlborough, witness denied that she ever told O'Neill any such a thing. She simply told him "she thought so." Re plying to an interrogatory by the Judge, the witness said she believed the Duke * of Marlborough and the plaintiff were together nightly when their bedrooms adjoined at Leigh Court, during tbe Eas ter season of 1882, but witne.s had no reason to believe that tbey were to -gether at other times. The Judge asked why she had told the man-servant, O'Neill, that they were together at night while at Leigh Count, daring the Christmas holidays of 1882. Witness answered, "That can not be so." This contradi tion cause.l a sensation. After recess MUs Baer did not at onoe appear on the witness stand. The Judge took his seat and waited five minutts when be sent for the young woman. Miss Baer came in, complain ing of faiutness, Resuming her seat she said Lady Colin Campbell possessed a peculiar door-key. It had a tongue on both ends. Witness imagined one end was the iock on her own house door and the other for that of the Dnke of Marlborough's residence. Witness said Lidy Colin used preventive medicine and got sick every tiina she used them, but witness did not infer fro'ii this that her mistress was habitually doing wrong. Once whila brushing Lidy Colin's hair in her room at Leigh Court some one tried the door of the room and then went away. When all were leaving Leigh Court the artist Filzhenry, witness said, spoke to ber, saying Lady Colin had not taken notice of him as she had of so many other gen tlemen, but be should be able to make up for lost time as he was going to Paris with her. When he said this Fitxhea ry had a bouquet for Lady Calm and waa menacing her with exposure. Aa adjournment was then taken.