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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
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.

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