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Meeting of the Interstate
Commerce Commission.
Informal Debate Regarding: Civil
Service Reform—Crane's
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrai.d]
Washington, January 28.—At tin
opening of the day's session of the
Inter-Staie Commerce Commission,
Albert Fink, Commissioner of the
Trunk Line Association, was recalled
and cross-examined. In the course of
his examination Fink stated that he
had lately made a careful computation
of lhe cost of handling local freights,
and had found, as a rule, that short
hauls of certain classes of miscellan
eous freight were accomplished at an
actual loss, in view of the terminal ex
penses of loading and unloading.
In response to an inquiry Fink
stated that the committee, represent
ing the roads we.-t of Chicago, has
been for several months in communi
cation with the committee from the
Trunk Line Association, with a view
o f the adoption of a unitorm classifica
tion of the whole territory.
He also stated that the roads south
of the Ohio river had expressed them
selves as anxious to Join a similar
movement, and that in all probability
a meeting of representatives of the
roads would soon be held in the in
terest of this movement.
At the conclusion of Fink's testi
mony, Peter A. Dey, chairman of the
lowa State Board of Railroad Com
missioners, and appearing at the re
quest of tbe Governor of lowa, asked
for and received permission to address
the Commission in opposition to the
petitioners' complaints. He claimed
that a carload was the natural un t
fur freight .which required car
loads, and that 100 pounds was the
natural unit for less (han carloads.
To abolish carload rates would, lie
said, place Western jobbers, so far as
their customers were concerned, at a
disadvantage of at least 10 cents per
100 pounds as compared with the
New York jobbers. Th s difference,
be thought, would enable the three
complaining firms in this case to close
every jobbing house in the West.
The hearing then closed. Counsel
will submit the briefs for the consid
eration of the committee.
Civil Service Reform.
Washington, January 28. — The
Civil Service Commisssoners met with
the House Committee on Reform in
the Civil Service to-day, and dis
cussed in an informal way the various
questions connected with the civil
service rules and the administration
of the law.
Representative Crane's bill to cre
ate a retired list in the civil s- rvicfe
was taken up in committee, and after
a short debate it was decided to be in
expedient and an adverse report was
ordered upon it.
The Canyon Del A(ua Case Not
Settled Vet.
Santa Fe, N. M., January 28.—1n
the Cation Del Aqua case this morn
ing (ho Territorial Supreme Court en
tered judgment in accordance with
the previous decision. It will now
be presented to the United States
Supreme Court, counsel claiming that
the Territorial court erred in consid
ering a question as t • whether or not
precious metals pass with grants from
the Mexican Government. For the
reason ibat this que>tiou was not in
the record it was not argued. Leave
was .granted to file a motion and peti
tion, aud the Court took them under
The San Pedro mine and adjacent
mineral grounds were located some
time ago by about 50 miners, who, in
the event of the failure of the Canon
Del Aqua Company to prove their
title and their failure to make their
claim good, will be left in possession.
Arraignment of tile Participants
in the Itloonn Truaredy.
, San Diego, January 28.—Doc.
Breedlove, A. J. Freeman, Gee.
Morris, A. H. Stone and J. M. Stone,
charged with the murder of McCon
nehay and Peray Goon, and Mrs.
Burnham, Mrs. Goen and Mrs. Mc-
Connehay, chaiged with aiding and
abetting in the murder of Constable
Reed, all participants in the recent
Moosa canon tragedy, arrived here to
day, and were held in $2500 bail each.
Freeman, charged by Mrs. Goen with
firing the fatal shots, denies her state
ment, and says that he 'showed her
his revolver after the shooting was
over, with not a chamber empty.
He is Charged with Misappro
priating Large Amounts.
San Francisco, January 28.—The
executors of Orrin Judson have com
menced suit against Frank Otis,
assignee of T. R. Burns, The
complaint states that in 1883
Judson gave a promissory note to
Burns for $70,000 for collection, with
instructions to collect the amounts
due thereon and invest the money,
and Chat Burns acted as agent for
Judson until the latter's death in
1887. It is charged that while acting
as such agent, Burns collected $100,000
which he did not account for. When
a demand for the money was made
upon him he made an assignment.
The executors claim $40,000.
Smallpox Reports.
San Francisco, January 28.—Nine
cases of smallpox were reported at
the health office to-day and the pa
tients removed to the pest house.
Four Chinamen suffering with the
disease were taken from the quaran
tined steamer City of New York and
also placed in the pesthouse.
Death of a Pioneer.
San Luis Obispo, January 28. —
James Hanson Blackburn, a native of
Harper's Ferry, Va., and a wealthy
citizen of this county, died of pneu
monia at his home near Templeton
last night. The deceased had lived in
California since '49. He was a part
owner of the Paso Roblos ranch, and
owned the Cosmopolitan Hotel and a
controlling interest in the gas works
of this city. He was president of the
Paso Robles Batik, and his wealth is
estimated at $1,000,000.
items from mare Island.
Valle.io, January 28.—The U. S.
Man-of-War Iroquois, inspected by the
board of surveyors on Friday, has
be»n in water constantly for the last
five years and is in poor condition.
She will probably go out of commis
. By a breakage of the machinery,
work was stopped on the artesian
well in the navy yard to-day at a
depth of 1250 feet. The contractors
have given up the job. This is the
second contract for boring this well,
and the Government have te finish it.
A Bold Burilary.
San Bernardino, Ja> vary 28. —Mr.
and Mrs. C. Cosgrove arrived"from
the East this morning to visit
friends. The party went to the
Stewart Hotel to lunch and on
the return to tbe residence which
is in the central part of the town,
found ttie doors broken, open and
their trunks rifled of over fIOOO worth
of diamonds, several watches and
other valuables. There is no clue to
tbe burglars.
The Freight II InckSidr.
San Francisco, January 28. —There
are .now 2500 cars in the Ogden
freight blockade. Seven engines have
been borrowed by the Central Pacific
from the Union Pacific, and others
will be secured when they can be re
paired. The Denver and Kio Grande
is suffering from tho'effects of the de
tention of freight at Ogden. It is un
able to transfer its freight into tbe
Central Pacific cars as there ate none
available there.
Suicided In Despair.
! Healdsburg, January 28. —Frank
Raynor, son of a retired chaplain of
the United States army, residing at
Sau Mateo, committed suicide by
shooting himself through the head
with a pistol at the residence of
James Mcßossie this morning. The
marriage of a young lady to whom
he had been previously engaged, is
supposed to be the cause of tho deed.
sit; mi I Service Forecast.
San Francisco, January 28.—In
dications for the 24 hours commenc
ing 4 a. at., January 29th: Fair
weather in southern California; local
rains in northern California; light
variable winds in the southern por
tion and light to fresh southerly winds
in the northern portion; stationary
Whalers' Dispute.
San Francisco, January 28. —
United States District Judge Hoffman,
rendered a decision to-day iivthe case
of a number of sailors against tbe
whaling bark Cape Horn. The court
holds that the values which have
been placed on the oil and bone and
upon which bases the sailors are to
to be paid is fair and reasonable.
A Brush with the Yaquis.
Nogales, A.T., January 28.—Capt.
Vieentegila, of tho 25th battalion,
with ten soldiers of the 11th regiment,
and apart}' of citizens of C'ocorit, came
up with a band of Yaquis numbering
twenty at a place called Bucabamba,
and in a fight which ensued two In
dians were killed and five squaws and
seven children captured. One citizen
received two wounds.
A Sad Occurrence.
San Francisco, January 2S. —The
body of Sol. Low*enberg, a merchant
at Tulare, waß found this afternoon at
the Piedmont with a bullet through
his brain and a revolver lying near.
The deceased was to have b en mar
ried at noon to-morrow and procured
the license yesterday. No cause is
known for the suicide.
Civil Service Examinations.
San Francisco, January 28.—Major
S. D. Buggies, Secretary of the Civil
Service Commission on this coast has
been notified that an examination for
a position at Washington will be held
at Sacramento on October 23rd, and at
San Francisco and Los Angeles on
October 11th.
I'arhcr must Prosecute.
San Francisco, January 28. —F. M.
Parker, of Oregon, swindled out of his
property by Hamb>-rg-Pilcher, a real
estate firm, was ordered this morning
by Judge Toohey tn give bonds in the
sum of |2600 guaranteeing his appear
ance in court in prosecution of the
Scholastic -übjects.
Livermore, January 28. —The Con
vention of School Trustees was held
to-day. Sixteen districts were repre
sented. Permanent organization was
formed with J. W. Kottinger, of Pleas
anton, President, and J. F. Meyers, of
Livermore, Secretary.
Naval Changes.
San Francisco, January 28.—Com
mander Louis Kemp, of the Unitedt
man-of-war Adams, now stationed at
Adams, has been ordered home, and
Commander George W. Pigman will
relieve him.
Ready for Work.
San Francisco, January 28.—-The
schooner J. F.ppinger was launched
to-day. She will engage in carrying
lumber down tho coast.
To mount the Gallows.
San Andreas, January 28. —Geo.
W. Cox, convicted last week for the
murder of his son-in-law, H. Cook,
! was to-day sentenced to be hanged on
March 23rd.
Saloon-men Rejoicing-.
San Diego, January 28. — Mayor
Hunsacker has sent to the Council his
veto of the ordinance increasing liquor
licenses from $50 to $100 a month.
Hops Ablaze.
Ukiaii, January 28.—The hop
house of John Higgins burned early
this morning. Loss, $1800; insur
ance $1200.
Senator Ingalls' Opinion
of the President.
The Los Angeles Base Ball Team
Defeats the Pioneers at
San Francisco.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hekald. I
Kansas City, January 28.—The fol
lowing letter, written by Senator In
galls,'of Kansas, to a friend in this
city, will be made public to-morrow
,by the Time I for the first time:
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. : I was glad to re
ceive yo'ira of the 19th. We are still
waiting for the President, who moves
with great deliberation, listens to
everybody and does as he pleases.
His principal nominations so far have
surprised the Democrats as much
as the Republicans, but they are
generally strong men whose selection
will be approved by the conservative
forces of the country. He has no
imagination or sentiment' and his
policy will not be sensational or
startling; but if he keeps on the way
he has begun, his administration will
grow in popular favor. He is self
possessed and confident and exhibits
no perturbation of mind. Good humor
prevails throughout, though there is
much grumbling among the Demo
crats at his delay in "turning the ras
cals out;" but if Cleveland can stand
the racket for the next twelve months
he will bring his party lo its knees
and becorfle a strong leader.. He has
a great opportunity and evidently
intends to improve it."
Content Between the Los Angeles
and the Pioneer Clubs.
San Francisco, January 28. —
The defeat of the Pioneers by the
Los Angeles club this afternoon was
due to a series of errors in the last in
ning whereby the latter secured two
runs. The Pioneers held the lead up
to the last inning. The game was not
a brilliant one, as the condition of the
grounds was not proper for sharp field
ing. McCarthy pitched for Los An
geles, and though a little wild his
box-work was good. He held the
Pioneers down to five scattering hits.
Whitehead carried off the honors for
the visitors, batting three singles,
making it 5 to 4.
The Los Angeles club will contest
with the Greenhood and Morans to
morrow afternoon at the Haight street
grounds. Van Haltfen and Brown
will form the battery for the Oakland
ers and Whitehead and Stockwell for
Los Angeles.
Important Observations Taken
iv the East.
Boston, January 28.—The eclipse
of the moon this evening was observed
under the most favorable conditions
at the Harvard observatory by Pro •
lessor Pickering and a dozen assist
ants. The observations made were
in every case successful, this being
an especially true effort to note the
occultation of certain stars under the
favorable circumstances of a total
Washington, January 28. — It is
stated at the Naval Ohservatory that
the eclipse of the moon this evening
was observed under the most favora
ble circumstances, and valuable in
formation was obtained in regard to
the dimensions and motion of the
Serious Accident on a Michigan
Detroit, Mich., January 28.—The
express train on the Detroit, Grand
Haven and Milwaukee Railroad,which
left here this afternoon, was thrown
from the track about 65 miles
west of here by a broken rail.
Everything but the locomotive left
the track, the baggage, express and
smoniug cars overturniug and catch
ing fire. The flames were speedily
extinguished. All of the passengers
were badly shaken up and several
severely injured, George Thomas, of
Owasso, probably fatally, as he is
hurt internally.
Educational Topics).
San Francisco, January 28. —At a
meeting of the local Executive Com
mittee of the National Educational
Association to-night, President Hoilt
announced that he had heard from
the public superintendents of twenty
two States and Territories, who
appear to be doing all the
work they can in their sec
ions of the country preparatory
to the July convention. He also an
nounced that one railroad company
has offered to send a letter about the
meeting to every teacher of the
United States if furnished with the
postofflee address of each one.
A Texas Venture.
Austin, Tex., January 28. —The
charter of the Dallas and New Orleans
Railway Company was filed to-day.
Among the principal incorporators are
J. Dunoan Smith of Edinburgh, Scot
land; S. J. Menzils 'of Liverpool; Gs
P. Morosini of New' York; James B.
Simpson and a number of other Texas
capital'sts. The projected line
extends from Fort Worth to a connec
tion with the Illinois Central in
A Real Estate Dispute.
Albany, Cal., January 28. —T. E.
Hogg, President of the Oregon Pacific
Railroad Company, to-day commenced
an ejectment suit against Thomas
Monteith. About a year ago
the former bought, through the as
signee of the Monte'th estate, flouring
mills and jeal estate in the city valued
at $30,000. Monteith claims that the
sale was illegal aud refused to give
possession, for which reaspn the suit
[a brought. The case will be argued
on Monday.
Am Unexpected Verdict.
Indianapolis, January 28. —Con-
trary to expectation the jury in the i
forged tally-sheet cases brought in a
verdict to-night convicting Coy and
Burnhamer, and acquitting Mattler,
County Clerk. Sullivan, who has an
indictment pending against him in
connection with these cases, has been
arrested for assaulting Judge Clay
pool, of the Government counsel for
the defense.
The Rediands Road.
Special to the Herald.
Redlandk, January 28.—The Valley
Road will run trains to Redlands on
and after February Ist.
A New Railroad.
Topeka, Kan., January 28. —The
charter of the Kansas, Texas and
Mexico Railway has been filed with
the Secretary of State. Capital,
.$50,000,000. The company proposes to
build a line from Kansas City through
the State of Kansas to Clark county,
thence south through No Man's land,
Mexico and the Panhandle to El Paso,
a distance of 1,200 miles. Another
branch is to run from Medicine Lodge
southwest to Albuquerque.
Fierce Family Feud.
Charleston, W. Va., January 28. —
The vendetta between the McCoys, of
Pike county, Kentucky, and the Hat
fields to Logan county, West Va., has
grown of such great proportions that
is has been found necessary for the
officials of Logan county to call upon
Governor Wilson oi this State for aid
to suppress the parties. The Gover
nor has the matter under advisement.
Three militia companies have prof
fered their services to put down the
must Go to Prison.
Galveston, January 28. — The
Court of Appeals to-day, affirmed the
verdict of the lower court in the case
of Thumm, sheriff of Medina, con
victed last fall of the murder of J. W.
Hilde'brandt, an attorney of San An
tonio, and sentenced to 25 years in the
penitentiary. Hildebrandt was
Thumm's third victim, one of the
others being Fred Niggti, United
States Deputy Marshal.
All Work Suspended.
Sedalia, January 28. —The Missouri
Pacific shops closed to-day for alleged
repairs. General Manager Clark and
Superintendent Dickinson are in the
city_ on an important conference, and
it is believed that steps are being
taken to remove-the Missouri, Kan
sas and Texas road from the Gould
system and put it in the hands of a
more About Anschlas;.
Marysville, January 28.—Police
Officer Colford, of this city, says that
Anschlag, the Santa Ana murderer, is
a petty criminal who on several occa
sions made himself known in police
circles here. Several months ago he
was arrested here for theft and threats
against life, but escaped conviction.
Utah Legislation.
Salt Lake, January MS. —In the
Legislature to-day a communication
was received from the Governor, stat
ing that he approved of the memorials
for a fourth Judge and the amend
ments to the alien land law, and it
was decided that the memorials be
immediately forwarded for presenta
tion to Congress.
murdered by Kedtklns.
Ai.buq.uero.ue, N. M. January 28. —
Wm. Gray, formerly United States
mail carrier, but lately employed in
peddling beads among the Navajo
Indians, left Fort Defiance last Sun
day for Navajo Springs. He was way
laid by renegade Indians, robbed and
murdered. His remains were found
partly devoured by coyotes.
Sensation on 'Chana-e.
New York, January 28. —Jacob E.
S%itterleen, Secretary and Treasurer
of the Breece Mining Company was
arrested to-day on the Petroleum
exchange, charged by President
Rogers of the Company with forgeries
amounting to .$15,000.
Azbcll'a '1 rial.
Salinas, Cal., January 28.—The
trial of Newton Azbcll, charged with
the murder of John MeArdle, of San
Jose, and John C. Iteardon, Jr., of
San Francisco, in Indian Valley, Oc
tober 24th last, will commence in tbe
Superior Court on Monday.
Tbe Corner-Stone Laid.
San Diego, January 28.—The found
ing of the new San Diego College of
Letters, which is to cost $300,000, took
place with the laying of the corner
stone at Pacific Beach to-day. A
large number of people were present
from all parts of the State.
Stockmen to Convene.
Denver, Colo., January 28. —At a
meeting of the Executive Commission
of the International Range Association
to-day, it was decided to hold a meet
ing from March 28th to 31st. An
official call will be issued in a few
Coming Here.
El Paso, January 28. —A Raymond
excursion from Boston, consisting of
eleven vestibule cars with a party of
153 passengers, arrived to-day and 77
of the number left for the City of
Mexico, the others for California.
Cora Lee Acquitted.
Springfield, January 28. — Tbe
trial of Cora Lee for the murder of
Sarah Graham terminated this after
noon in a verdict of acquittal by the
jury, after a deliberation of about
seven minutes.
Russellvili.e, January 28.—David
Dunce, the murderer of W. R. Wil
son, was taken from the Beegren jail
by a mob to-day and lynched.
Ranking- Bualneaa.
New YoßK.January 28.—The weekly
bank statement shows a reserve in
crease of. $2,344,000. The banks now
hold $28,258,000 in excess of the legal
Death of a Noted Prelate.
Cmcou-riME, Que., January 28.—
The Bishop of Racine died suddenly
this morning.
The Storm Doing Great
Damage to Commerce.
All the Mails Badly Delayed—A
Strong Wind Blowing—
Huge Snow-Drifts.
I Associated Press D i snatches to the Herald |
Oswego, N. V., January 28.—The
storm raged worse than ever last
night, and deep outs on the railroads
that had just been cleared of snow
were on 5e more filled up. The ther
mometer was ten degrees below zero,
and the wind blew miles an
All trains on the Rome, Watertown
and Ogdensburg road have been
abandoned. The Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western Railroad is badly
blockaded, and the trains that are
run are making very poor time. The
passenger train due here last evening
from the West spent the night about
thirty miles west of here. The block
ade is the worst in years, and every
effort is being made to raise it, but
with little effect, as the high wind
fills the cuts up as soon as cleared.
New York, January 28.—Delay in
tbe arrival and departure of mails
owing to the snow blockade continues
and was worse last night than during
the preceding twenty-four hours.
Trains have not been so invgular for
several years. The New York Cen
tral is making no attempt to send out
freight trains.
Advices from the upper part of the
State to-night show that hundreds of
freight cars are laid up at East Syra
cuse and live stock is being unloaded
to save it from starvation and freez
Fourteen trains are stalled west of
Two days aao a family in the town
of Shuagukunk lost a child by death,
and the storm has prevented any
arrangements being made for the
At Kidgeburg the funeral of Mar
garet Decker, set for Thursday, is still
postponed for the want of a coffin.
The undertaker lives six miles away
and can not get there.
The wind at Sandy Hook for the
past three days has been blowing from
forty to sixty miles an hour. Only
two liners made pott yesterday. Their
captains tell stories of waves moun
tains high and howling gales. A large
number of sailing vessels were bound
in when the storm commenced, but
were forced to turn round and scud to
sea before the gale. No serious acci
dents are reported.
Fakmington, Me., January 28. —The
town is surrounded by snowdrifts fif
teen feet deep, and the place has been
cut ofT from the rest of the world for
three days. Waterbury, Vermont, is
similarly circumstanced, and Mont
pelier, St. Johnsbury and Barrear not
much better off. At Laconia the ther
mometer is ten below to-night. The
first train for two days arrived to-day,
followed by several others including
the Canadian Pacific express.
Auburn, N. V., January 28.—The
storm bliows no sign of abating in this
section. The hotels here and at Cana
joharie are crowded with snow-bound
guests, and there is but little prospect
of their being able to continue their
journeys for some days.
blowing hard.
Chatham. Mass., January 28. —The
northwest gale was renewed with in
crea ing force to-night. Atten o'clock
it was blowing fifty miles an hour,
and it is intensely cold with blinding
snow falling. The ice embargo in
hourly getting worse and the position
of the frozen vessels more perilous.
Philadelphia, January 28.—The
smow blockade in tbjs State continues.
In the neighborhood of Redding a
high wind sprang up at noon; drift
ing on to the tracks of the railroads
and undoing the work of the past
three days. It is the worst storm in
twenty-five years. Willoughby Ro
mero, a mail carrier between Leu
hartsville and Allentown is missing,
and is believed to have perished.
Pittsfield, Mass., January 28. —
Miles of freight cars are side-tracked
between here and Albany with mucli
perishable property on board. Over
100 belated passengers are detained
here and many.of them are withou:
money and are obliged to
sleep as best they can in the
railroad station. Fears are enter
tained that tbe coal supply of
the towns off the line of the railroads
will become exhausted before the
roads can be opened, aud many re
ports of suffering among the poor are
being received from various points.
The losses in live stock are already
considerable, the farmers in many
instances Leing unable to reach their
general reports.
Boston, January 28. —Reports from
northern New England indicate unin
terrupted continuance of the cold
weather. Tbe snow is badly drifted
and it will take some time to clear the
tracks so that travel may;be resumed
To-day has been the coldest day of
the season. The following tempera
tures were reported to-night, with the
mercury falling rapidly in most cases:
Boston, 4 below; Gloucester 15;
Marblehead 12; Montpelier 12; Cape
Cod 4, the coldest for seventy years;
North Adams 10; Pittsfield 20, Wood
ville, N. H., 20.
The Blnghampton Seven Ablaze
with Naphtha.
Blnghampton, January 28.—A large
quantity of naphtha escaped from a
pipe line this afternoon into a sewer
in the business portion of the town
and caused several explosions in busi
ness blocks. The naphtha became ig
nited in the sewer and was
burning fiercely at the outfall. Tbe
fire department has been called out
several times. All the business
blocks and buildings competed with
the State street sewer are filled with
the ordor of naphtha and other explo
sions are expected.
John Sullivan, an employe of the
gas company, whose clothing had
been saturated with naphtha accident
ally, went into a flagman's station on
the railroad. His clothing caught fire
aud he was fatally burned.
A mAmmoTH monopoly.
Control Almost obtained of tbe
Eastern Mijar market.
New York, January 28.—The Sun
says: The names of the officers and
managers of Sugar Trust were defi
nitely learned yesterday for the first
time since the combine has been es
tablished. The executive officers are
Harry G. Havemeyer, President,
and J. Searles, Jr., Secretary
and Treasurer. There are ten
directors to serve three years. In tbe
trust are J. O. Matthieson and the
Wiechers' Co , Havemeyer & Elder,
the Havemeyer Refining Co., the
< ixnard Refining Company, the North
River Refining Company, Decastro &
Dormer, the Franklin Refining" Co.,
the Meyer Sugar Refinery, the
Portland Sugar company, and two
Sugar Refining companies in New Or
leans. An instance of the power of the
trust hereabouts was given yesterday
by a broker, who related that when
200 tons of Manilla sugar was
offered for sale before the trust
was formed, competitive bids
resulted in a price of 4%c.
Granulated sugar at the time was 5
11-16 cents, and crushed 5% cents a
pound. During the past week,
another cargo of 2100 tons of Manilla
sugar arrived, but as the
trust had been completed there was
an absence of all competition, and
the sugar brought cents pound,
a difference of nearly 116,000 against
the importer and at the same time
granulated sugar has been advanced
to and crushed to 8)2 cents
per pound.
A 3000 Ton Aerolite Fall* In
San Francisco, January 28 —Among
the news brought by the steamer
City of New York, from China and
Japan, is the following:
There has been a fall of red Bnow
near Peking. An enormous aerolite
fell in Cochin-China, on October 20th
rebounding and probably disappearing
in the China sea. It was estimnted
by French officers that it weighed 3000
tons and Was traveling at a rate of
about \% miles a second.
There is a rumor of a plot to set
fire to the nearest house to the Impe
rial palace at Akasaka, Japan, and to
assassinate the Ministers of State as
they arrived.
A special ordinance has been en
acted for the preservation of peace
and order in Japan, and under its
provisions a number of provincial pol
iticians hitherto residing or sojourn
ing in Tokio have been ordered to
quit the city.
A Spilt 111 the ( amp.
Cincinnati, January 28.—Howard
' Douglas, Supreme Chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias, to-day formally
suspended the Grand Lodge of Perm -
sylvania. The members of the Perm
sylvania order are put under the direct
supervision of the Supreme Lodge.
A Costly Conflagration.
Chattanooga, January 28. —Fire
this morning destroyed the block
containing the Daily Chronicle, the
Knights of Pythias hall and the
Western Union "office. Loss $100,000.
A Lively Blaze.
Springfield, January 28. — The
Chemical Paper Company's mill at
South Holvoke burned last night.
Loss, $75,000 to $100,030; insured.
Death of Rear-Admiral Wells.,
Washington, January 28.—Rear-
Admiral Clark H.Wells (retired) died
this morning at his residence in this
Undelivered Telegrams.
The following is a list of the unde
livered telegrams at the Western
Union Telegraph Office, January 28th:
R. Turnbell, Chas. A. Austin, -Ferris
<k Frazee, Howard J. Martin, Thos
B. Case, Augustus Castle, Otto Fehl
raann, C. W. Borkeley (2), C. V
Fowler, D. D. Frazee, Mrs. Rebecca
Granger, Chas. A. Grampp, Elisha M.
Humphrey, Thomas Lyons.
It is unjust to Mr. Randall to say
tiiat he opposes any tariff reduction.
His opposition to the two Morrison
bills did not prove this, but the fact
that he prepared a tariff reform bill
last Fession contradicts it. The fur
ther fact that he now stands ready to
unite with Mr. Carlisle in forming
such a bill as can be passed this ses
sion, arid one that will effect all
needed reduction and unite the Dem
ocratic party, emphatically proves
that it is not true that he is an ob
structionist to all tariff legislation.—
[Birmingham Herald, Rep.
It is always possible lor a zealous
performer like Mr. Pentacost to insist
that the results esired by the foun
der of the faith have not been ob
tained. Yet, on the other hand, it
could be fairly maintained that we
are constantly progressing in their
direction, though with slow and often
imperceptible steps; that our condi
tion even from Mr. Pentacost'a
standpoint is better than it was
two, three or four centuries ago, and
will probably be much better a hun
dred years hence than it is at the
present time. —[Boston Herald, Ind.
Mr. Lamar, will not be a candidate
for tbe vice-presidency, and the South
is not making any threats about reject
ing him. We are in no swaggering at
titude. We are waiting quietly to see
what the Senators are going to do. If
they reject him, all right—we cannot
help it; but the country will make it
warm for the party which has its ex
istence in tearing o.en sectional
wounds, and appealing to sectional
passion —[Atlanta Constitution, Dem.
If the Pacific railroads had used all
that money to pay their just debts to
the government instead of pouring it
into the Washington lobbies, they
would not owe as much as tbey do
now.—[Boston Globe.
NO. 119.
The European War-Cloud
Thickens Again.
Proposition to Raise the Cable
Tariff to Twenty-five Cents
a Word.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the HcnAui
Pesth, January 28.—1n the lower
house of the Hungarian diet to-day,
Premier Tisza, replying to Herr Helfy
said that the Hungarian Govern
ment, without doubting the Czar's
pacific declarations, considered it nec
essary to see that measures were taken
to assure the safety of the frontier.
Berlin, January 28.—Herr Van
Tisza's statements in the lower house
of the Hungarian diet to-day, bare
confirmed the conviction that war be
tween Austria and Russia is inevita
ble. Each is simply lying in Watt
for the first chance to strike. Reports
received at the war office from agents
on the Polish frontier intimate at the
renewal of activity in the Russian
troips. The Austrian war officials
suspect that the real object in view is
the invasion of Bulgaria. The sin
ews of war have been obtained by
the Russian treasury by a span ar
ranged in Amsterdam, said to be for
£4,000,000 sterling. Herr Yon Tissa
has concluded negotiations with the
Frankfort Rothschilds for a loan of
25,000,000 florins.
Paris, January 28.—1n the Chamber
of Deputies to-day, Flourens, Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs, in a debate oa
the treaty of commerce between.
France and Mexico, said that it be
hooved France to preserve her mar
kets in Mexico, which the United
States are trying to take from her.
At the conclusion of Flourens' speech
the Chamber adopted the treaty.
London, January 28.—Father Mc-
Fadden and Alexander Blanc, mem
bers of Parliament, arrested for
ajleged violations of the Crimes Act,
were removed from the jail at London
derry this morning and taken to
Uunfonaghy where they will be tried.
A crowd gathered outside the jail last
evening and strayed all night cheer
ing continuously. A few stones were
thrown at the police as the prisoners
departed, by persons in the crowd.
Fears are entertained that the trouble
will be increased.
NO SERIOI'S disturbances.
Upon the arrival of Father McFad
den- and Mr. Blanc at Dumfanaghy
1000 peasants gathered on the hill-
Hides in military order. The cheering
of the prisoners by the mob was
Bucharest, January 28.—The Min
ister of War recently paid an unex-
I ected visit to the arsenal and inspect
ed the military works which are being
constructed. He expressed dissatis
faction with the progress of tbe work,
and declared that it must be carried
forward more rapidly. He said:
"Who knows from one hour to an
other what might happen ?"
London, January 28. —Some time
ago Lord Durham made an unsuccess
ful application to the courts for the
annulment of his marriage on tbe
ground that his wife was insane when
he married her. To-day a summons
was granted Lord Durham against the
owner of a paper, the Mail, for libel,
in stating that Lord Durham brutally
drove his wife mad.
, cable charges.
London, January 28.—Sir John
Pindar, Chairman of the Direct
United States Cable Company, has
invited the cable companies to a con
ference for the purpose of fixing up a
tariff on the basis of one shilling per
Brussels, January 28.—King Leo
pold to-night gave a banquet in honor
of Baron Henry DeWorms, Parlia
mentary Secretary to the British
Board of Trade, who is here on im- "
portant business pertaining to sugar.
London, January 28. —A heavy gale
prevails throughout Great Britain
Chili Still Suffering- from au
Epidemic of Cholera.
Lima, (via Gaiveston) January 28.—
Watson's protest against the taking o£
the Chimbote Railroad from him and
ignoring his rights as guaranteed by
contract, has been returned as want
ing in respect, and he has, therefore,
had to present another in a modified
The latest cholera returns from
Chili are: Valparaiso, 46 cases and
thirty deaths; Santiago, 54 cases,
eighteen deatl s. The epidemic ex
tends as far south as Valdivia. No
more new cases have appeared at La
Serena. The Peruvian Consul at
Panama, advises the government
authorities at that port that he will
not accept mails from Chili.
Northern Notes.
Victoria, January 28. —No new
cases of smallpox have occurred on
the quarantined Umatilla, and the
vessel will be released after the ex
piration of fourteen days. The pas
sengers are publishing a paper on the)
The Legislature was opened to-day
by Lieutenant-Governor Nelson.
Their Last Home.
Victoria, January 28. —A special
train to-day conveyed the remains of
the victims of the Wellington explo
sion to the crossing of tho Wellington
road, whence they were removed in
hearses to the cemetery. The romaina
of Cross are to be sent to his home in
Nova Scotia.
Looking; Kountl.
Monterey, January 28.—The Amer
ican Horticulturists came from San
Jose to-day. They were shown the
attractions of this place by the citi
zens. They leave to-morrow for Santo I

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