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Who Was Responsible?
Under the head, "The Party Not
Responsible," the New York World of
recent date published an editorial of
which the following is the opening para
"It was not a fair trial:
"Because the Democratic party neither
"controlled nor lays claim to having con
"trolled the Administration of President
"Cleveland. Therefore it cannot be held
"responsible for the results of that Ad
"ministration —neither for the injury his
"vacillating course has done to the cause
"of Civil-Service Reform, nor for doing
'* 'the right thing at the wrong time' in
"precipitating the tariff issue on the per
ilous edge of a Presidential campaign,
"nor for the other multiplied mistakes of
"the President, nor for his obnoxious
"personal acts or characteristics."
After arraigning Mr. Cleveland for dis
regarding the views of the leaders of tis
party and running a personal adminis
tration and a personal campaign, the
World goes on to say:
"The Democratic party as is now well
"established, really carried the States
"which will cast a majority of the elec
"toral votes for General Harrison, and so
"the candidate, and not the party, was
defeated in the recent election.
That able journal then clearly inti
mates that Mr. Cleveland's selection of a
cabinet, five out of seven of whose mem
bers had never before held a National
position, and who did not ecioy a
national reputation; that in the cabinet
there was not one Northern Democrat of
recognized ability as a party leader; that
ihe re-appuiutuient of Pearson as Post
master of New York City, the taking of
a country lawyer to be the Collector of
the Port of New York, and the selection
of really obnoxious men to fill high offices
in the metropolis of the Empire State;
that the appointment of Phelps
as Minister to England, the abandon
ment of all pretense to respect the Civil
Service rules, the sending of a check for
$10,000 to aid in securing his own re
election, the writing of the Fellows' letter,
and similar arbitrary, inconsistent and
unwise measures really defeated the
There is no doubt that each of these
things did have influence in securing
Mr. Cleveland's defeat. There is no
doubt that all of them combined did
much to secure that defeat. Mr. Cleve
land is largely responsible for his own dis
comfiture, and what is of more conse
quence to the party and to the Nation, he
is largely responsible for the party's re
tirement from office.
But we much fear that the party can
not be quite acquitted of all reprehension
in this affair. It is well to face the re
sponsibility now, and therefore, perhaps
avoid in 1892 the mistakes of 1888. With
a Democratic standard-bearer, and with
a Democratic platform four years from
now the country will be found heavily
Democratic. With a Mugwump leader
and undemocratic principles to go
before the people we shall but
invite more disastrous defeat. In the
Stalwart personality of David Bennett Hill
we have the man. Now, what shall be
the case? Here is where we would
point out the mistakes and responsibility
of the party. Mr. Cleveland's message
on the tariff was a political mistake.
Bnt the method of discussing it which so
largely prevailed, was what made the
error fatal. Had the issue been met
harmoniously and unitedly by us, we
believe there was a reason* to ho| c
that we would have carried the
country. The way to have met it
was the way the World met it, and the
way, if we may say it, this journal met
it. The whole issue was whether it was
right or wise to levy unnecessary taxes.
Mr. Blame's astute letter we allowed to
force us into a defense and advocacy of
English free trade. From one end of
the land to the other our speakers, with
few exceptions, drew all their arguments
from Cobden and his school. The Dem
ocratic press, in too many instances,
committed the same fatal error. This is
the un-Democratic, the un-American
error for which the party is responsible.
With a really Democratic standard
bearer, and with a return to pure Demo
cratic and pure American principles in
1892, we shall win. With Hill as the
candidate, and Mr. Randall's platform of
1884, we can win. Tilden won on it.
Hancock failed because he faltered on
that point. Cleveland won on it, and
then failed for lack of it. We can win
on it again, and we shall fail if we ignore
it. On any other platform we shall lose
the North again, and we shall lose part
of the South. On that platform the
Sonth will be solid in 1892,
aa it was in 1884, and we shall split Re
publican States away from the party in i
tbe North. We had better hesitate
before we read the Sam Randalls and
Arcby Blisses out of the party. We :
would have been better for their co-op- 1
•ration in 1888. We shall need them in 1
1892. j'
Last winter a movement was set afoot
in the Episcopal Church to secure a
division of the diocese of California.
Thiß State was erected into a diocese of
that Church in 1553, and a Bishop was
sent out the same year. Since that
time the portion of the State lying north
of the Sacramento river was cut off from
the parent See, and a Bishop was ap
pointed to preside over it. There was,
therefore, nothing radical in the effort to
cut off the southern counties and give
them a presiding officer of their own,
with headquarters in Los Angeles. In
deed, if we do not err, when the Con
vention of the Church met in San
Francisco last year the Bishop gave
his consent, and the Convention
voted for a division of the diocese. Fur
thermore the Convention requested the
Bishop to call the next meeting, that of
May, 1889, in Los Angeles, in order that
the preliminary steps for such division
might be made here on the spot. The
matter was looked upon by the members
of the denomination in question as prac
tically settled. But now comes a note of
war's alarms from the North. It seems
that the jealousy of Southern California
in the North is not confined to commer
cial circles. It pulsates in the heart of
the Church as in thatof tho world. Judge
Stanly is Bishop Kip's most
trusted adviser. At a gathering
of the members of the Episco
pal Church, clerical and lay, in
Oakland a few days ago he very stoutly
opposed, vi et armis, if one may so
speak of the doings of a religious body,
the idea of dividing the diocese. He
is reported in the Alta of the 10th instant
as "urging the laity of the North to cir
culate a protest against holding the con
vention in Los Angeles, on the ground
that it would be impossible to get the
church members from the North to at
tend the meeting in so remote a place,
and that the question of diocesan divi
sion could not safely be left to the
members living in the South." This is
but a part of the old fight of the Bay City
and Bay counties against Los Angeles.
It would be immeasurably to the advan
tage of the Episcopal Church to have a
Bishop in this city. It is popularly sup
posed that the churches rise above mere
earthly considerations, and that the mem
bers are moved by high and noble im
pulses. It looks as if the jealousy of the
Bay counties towards the South were so
strong as to invade even the sacred pre
cincts of the sanctuary, and to control
hearts supposed to ba consecrated to ex
alted purposes. This old fight in so
novel a shape will be watched with
interest by the people of t this section; and
while the action taken will ba altogether
in the hands of the members of the
Episcopal Church, yet the whole com
munity will take no little interest in the
outcome. We shall see whether Judge
Stanly or the clergy and lay members of
the denomination iv the South wield the
controlling influence over the whole body.
The Herald thia morning develops
some rather interesting features of the
working of the new clause in the County
Government bill in reference to the re
muneration of Constables and Justices of
the Peace in the several bailiwicks of the
remote parts of Los Angeles County. If
these able officials find the roads open
for them "to get their work in" to the
nice tune of making $1,000 each during
the first month of their incumbency of
their offices, and then incontinently
shake the dust of thsir official duties
from the soles of their official
feet, they may indeed smile
at a collapsed boom and the
failure of auction sales of city lots
in the midst of the Mojave plains. So
long as "tramps" can be laid by the
heels at the rate of ten per haul, and
brought to the city by the dozen the
rural Justice of the Peace and his able
lieutenant, the constable, may well live
like fighting cocks at the public expense.
Let us see. At three dollars per head
ten tramps are worth thirty dollars to
the "limbs of the law," albeit the com
bined resources of the ten may not
amount to one nickel. Then there is
mileage at the rate of twenty-five cents
per mile, which does not actually
cost more than three. On a journey of
a hundred miles, at twenty-five cents a
mile, the frugal servant who finds
"public office a public trust" —Ah! beg
pardon, we mean a "private snap"—
gets $25. It really costs him less than
$5. On this basis he will soon roll up
his $1,000 limit. Now, if he can do as
his predecessors did, to-wit, put in a bill
for these ten tramps in this style, mile
age for John Brown, $25; item mileage
for James Smith, $25; item mileage for
Tom Jones, $25, and so on to the end
of the list, or $250 for the ten
vagrants he will indeed find his
public office a private snap. The Board
of Supervisors might keep an eye on
this matter, and see that they do not
offer too large inducements to the rural
wearers of the ermine and to the rural
Constabulary to vacate their office after
having put money in their purse for one
short moon. There is still a further
phase of this question that demands
attention. It is alleged that the indict
ments, as drawn by these learned
Thebans of the rural districts, are
so woven that they will not hold a new
born chicken intent on going to roam,
much less an able bodied tramp. Per
haps this is not so much from a lack of
legal acumen, as it is a little scheme car
ried out of malice prepense. Is all this
official bungling in order to run the
"tramp" in to the jaws of the legal Min
otaur, drawing a revenue of $3 fees and
$25 mileage, and that kindly act done,
then to release him on a technicality
and turn him loose, to be caught up as
soon as he has gone on bis; way far
enough from Los Angeles to make it an
object to run him bask ? How is this
any way ?
Public interest in the roads of Los An
geles county has been aroused to a very
high pitch. It is a matter in which the
whole people is deeply concerned, as is
indicated by the general tone of approval
upon the Hbbald's efforts to reach some
measure of betterment in this respect.
There are a great many citizens who are
of the opinion that the true remedy will
be found in the abolishment of the office
of roadmaster, and the replacing of the
present system by one of public bidding
for the care of the roads, similar to the
system of street grading and repairing
which prevails in the city. There is
certainly sufficient merit in the sugges
tion to demand for it a careful hearing.
It would then be known exactly what
was done with every dollar of the road
funds. As it is now, the funds of some
districts are mostly consumed in defray
ing the roadmaster's expenses. Here is
the modus operandi: A roadmaster in
some district thinks a road needs re
pairs. He comes before the Board of
Supervisors and lays the matter before
them. He draws $3 for his day's work
and $2 for horse hire. The Board has
not time that day to attend to it, and he
is ordered to appear next week—s6 more.
He is then told to figure out carefully the
cost and report next month—again.
If luck is on the people's side he is told
to go on with the work; but before he
gets it well underway he finds there is
something more needed, so he visits the
Board once more at an expense of $5.
So the thing goes on until some day the
clerk reports that the rctdmaster's
variants have exhausted that road fund,
and the work is ordered stopped. It
does seem to tho average inexperienced
tax-payer —inexperienced in road-mak
ing, not in tax-paying—that $100,000
ought to make a groat deal of roads in this
country, and then keep them in order,
and then sprinkle them. Wells might
be sunk along the roads for the purpose
of sprinkling. AVith windmill and pump
these would not cost over five hundred
dollars each. Ono each mile from the
city to Santa Monica, fourteen in all,
would cost about $7,000. If trees were
planted along the road they could be
watered from these wells. Think of
what a delightful thing a fine road four
teen miles long, with beautiful shade
trees and well sprinkled would be to the
citizens of this section! The present laws
require some amendments. The subject
is commended to the attention of the
Los Angeles delegation at Sacramento.
And the Supervisor who will sig
nalize his incumbency of the office by
giving the people good roads, orna
mented with trees and sprinkled, will so
endear himself to the public heart that
nothing less than an equestrian statue
will be considered sufficient honor to his
memory. ___________
Probably one of the most laughable
things ever known in California has
been the effort to create a bug-a-boo
about the new charter. When this
measure challenged attention and criti
cism last Fall people who thought it was
a device neither expedient nor wise, both
parties opposed it and voted against it.
Since then nobody has given the matter
inno.li attention: and the gentlemen who
opposed it aro the firmest friends it has
developed in this section. A number of
Sacramento papers have suggested that
Sidney Lacey was in Sacramento to de
feat the new charter. As a matter of
fact, Sidney has other details which are
far more interesting to him than the
charter, and he tells the Herald that if
he is satisfied that the new charter is
constitutional he will support it. Or
dinarily a naper both malignant and
sceptical would support Lacey's affirma
tion ; but the Timet seems to be a sheet
which respects neither the operations of
God nor the clear-cut grit of man and
Misgivings are expressed that the
Senate Tariff tinkering may destroy Cali
fornia's youngest infant industry, beet
sugar making. There is, of course, no
danger of this. The Mill's bill passed
the House by an almost strictly party
vote, and there that device died. The
Senate bill passed that body by a simi
lar vote, and there that device dies.
To-nicht Ihf lirlsmers Play >■ 1 lie
World Against Her."
A good house assembled at the Grand
Opera Houae last night to see Mr. Joseph
Grismer and Miss Phoebe Davies in Fur
given. To night the attraction will be
Mr. Frank Harvey's The World Against
Her. The New York Herald says of the
The World Against Her, by Frank Her
vey, authorof tne Wages of Sin, was pro
duced last night at the Grand Opera
House before a large audience, and
proved to be one of the strongest melo
dramas on the stage to-day. The inter
est is artistically worked up from the
beginning and well sustained throughout,
the curtain finally falling on a scene tbat
is so effective that the audience—a rather
rare thing for this city—with one accord
delayed its exit, although it was 11:30
o'clock, to applaud, while the leading
characters bowed their acknowledgments
before the curtain. To say that every
body was delighted, would be but a
meagre expression of the truth. They
were held spellbound through the most
interesting scenes, and were wrought up
to a pitch of rare enthusiasm. All this
was due to the workmanship of the
author alone. There is really not a weak
character in the play. "Madge Carlton,"
a wrongly suspected and cruelly divorced
wife, completely captures the hearts of
the audience. The part of "James Carl
ton," the injured but forgiving husband,
and the part of "Gilbert Blair," the ac
complished villain who gives the key to
the whole drama, are also well drawn
characters. "Bob Millet," a showman,
is an excellent comedy character, and
the part of "Sally," his wife, is admir
able. Those who have seen the play
will indorse the opinion we have ex
pressed as to the merit of The World
Against Her,
Next Week.
For next week Mr. Wyatt has secured
irme Kiralfy with his great spectacular
Irama, Black Crook, The sale of seats
legins to-morrow.
Undelivered Telegrams.
Tho following are the telegrams re
naming at the Western Union telegraph
office, No. 6 Court street, January 22:
Mrs. Mary Leahy, A. F. Heide, Frank
Baily, F. J. Bachelder, H. P. Dearing,
W. L Robinson, A. M.- Debolt.
Don't Pay 91.60 for outer Brand*
When you can get the Crown for less.
Deafness—Noises In tne Ears
Cured by Dr. Blocum, 320 South Main street.
The Substitute Tariff Bill
Passes the Senate.
Changes in the Naturalization Law,
Declaration of Intention Dis
pensed With.
i Associated Press Dispatches to the Hebald.
Washington, January 22.—1n the Sen
ate Morrell continued the tarriff discus
sion, saying that England, by free trade,
sacrificed her landed estates to trade su
premacy abroad. The Mills bill was a
distinct abandonment of protection, par
ticularly as regards agriculture. Tariff
reduction on sugar would reduce the cost
to the consumer not less than a cent a
pound, and the proposed bounty on sugar
would multiply the cropi of the farmer
by the introduction of permanent profit
able crops.
Reagan made an argument in favor of
his amendment changing the duty on al!
grades and kinds of wool to 2"i per cent
ad valorem.
Coke expros.ed readiness to vote to put
wool on the free list whenever all bases
of maunfaeturo are put on the free list.
Reagan's amendment was rejected;
yeas 22, nays 31. Brown and Payne
voted no. Vance moved a proviso that
no article in the wool and woolen
schedule should pay duty exceeding 75
per cent, ad valorem. Rejected ; yeas
27, nays 33. Brown voted aye, Payne no.
The amendment to make lumber of
all kinds free was rejected 28 to 10. Call
and Brown voted with the Republicans.
Schedule D, wood and wooden ware,
was then taken up. Aldrich reported an
amendment to insert in paragraph 201
the words: "White pine, $1,50 per 1.000
feet board measure." Agreed to. Vest
moved to amend paragraph 207 (as to
pine clapboards) by striking out the
words, "$2 per 1,000," and inserting the
words: "Shall be admitted freeof duty."
Stockbtidge opposed Vest's amendment.
Vance moved to amend Vest's amend
ment by making it apply to all the lum
ber paragraphs. Vest again took the
floor and commented on trusts generally,
and particularly on the fact that a great
lumber trust was now in secret session
in Michigan.
A lengthy colloquy of a political nature
enßned. Finally the question was taken
on Vance's amendment which was ac
cepted by Vest as a substitute for his own,
and it was rejected ; yeas 10, nays 28.
Brown and Call voting against it.
Hiscock, on behalf of the Finance Com
mittee, offered a proviso, which was
agreed to, that iv case of the imposition
ot export duties on sawed lumber by any
foreign Government, the duty on such
sawed lumber 6hall remain as under the
present law.
Aldrich, on behalf of the Finance Com
mittee, moved to insert after paragragh
209, the words "reeds 10 per cent ad val
orem, chair cane 15;" aiso to increase liia
rate on sawed boards, mahogany, etc.,
t paragraph 215) from 15 to 20 per ceut
ad valorem. Agreed to.
Voorhees submitted some general re
marks on trusts, etc., irincipally in a
political vein.
Sherman offered a proviso (which waß
agreed to) to paragraph 307. in taxing
fresh fish one-half cent per pound, that
the duty shall not apply to fresh fish
caught by citizens of the United States
on the high seas or in the open waters of
the lakes forming the boundary between
the United States and Canada.
Numerous amendments were reported
from the Finance Committee and agreed
to without objection. Among them were
the following: Reducing the duty on
nickel ore, for the nickel therein con
tained, from three to two cents per
pound, and, on nickel in make, from ten
to five; reducing the duty on cocoa mat
ting from ten to eight cents per square
yard, and on cocoa mats from five to four
cents per square foot; amending the pro
viso to paragraph 152 so as to make it read
"That all iron or steel wire, valued at
more than 5 cents per pound (instead of
10 cents) shall pay duty not less than 35
per cent, ad valorem;" inserting in par
agraph 17 (which imposes a duty of 35
per cent, ad valorem on manufactures of
leather, gutta percha, etc.) the words
"vulcanized indiarubber, known as hard
Eußtis moved to amend paragraphs 219
and 220 (in the sugar schedules) by re
ducing the rate ou sugar above No. 16
and not above No. 20, Dutch standard,
from \% to \% cents per pound, and on
sugar above No. 20 from 2 cents to \%
cents. Rejected; yeas 22, nays 31.
Reagan moved to amend the bill by
adding a section imposing a graded in
come tax. Rejected.
Paragraph 412 (calf skins, etc.) was
amended by increasing ad valorem the
rate on sheep and goat skins from twenty
to twenty-five per cent., and on skins
from Morocco from ten to fifteen per cent.
An amendment reported yesterday
from the Finance Committeo'to para
graph 321, (as to stockings, hose, etc.)
was agreed to.
Stanford offered an amendment to the
bill heretofore introduced by him to
authorize the producers of pure sweet
wines, who are also distillers, to use, free
of tax, the wine spirits necessary to for
tify such pure sweet wines up to an alco
holic strength of fourteen per cent.
Agreed to.
The amendment heretofore offered by
Rrown to the rice paragraph was re
acted. On this vote Senators Cameron,
Mitchell, Plumb and Quay voted with
the Democrats, and Senator's Bate, Berry,
Blodgett, Cockrell, Coke, Faulkner,
Harris, Jones of Arkansas, Reagan,
Turpie, Vest and Walthall with the re
publicans. On motion of Aldrich, the
paragraph was finally amended by mak
ing the rates on cleared, uncleared and
broken rice or rice flour I>C, 1, V
Plumb moved to insert an additional
paragraph creating and establishing in
the Treasury Department a Commission
to be known as the Customs Commis
sion. Agreed to without division. It
provides for the appointment by the
President (with the advice and consent
of the Senate) of five commissioners to
hold office two, three, four, five and six
years, respectively, not more than three
of thorn to be of the same political
party, at a salary of $7,500 per annum,
with a permanent office at Washington.
The amendment reported from the
Finance Committee to paragraph 257, as
to oranges, lemons and limes, was
agreed to. It increases the rate per
package (according to capacity), from 10,
20 and 40 cents, to 13, 26 and 50 cents,
and from 8 centa for every additional
cubic foot, to 10 cents.
Allison offered an amendment which
was agreed to, repealing the provision
requiring- a stamp to be affixed to every
box of imported cigars to indicate the
inspection thereof by the customs
An amendment was reported from the
Finance Committee to add to paragraph
533 (Dtitting rough diamonds, etc. on
the free list), the words "And jewels to
bo used in the manufacture of watches."
Agreed to. Yeas 32, nays 27.
Various amendments were then offered
and rejected. On motion of Allison, the
date for the bill to go into effect (section
12) was changed from February Ist,
1889 to July Ist, 1889. There being no
further amendments offered, a vote was
taken, first on agreeing to substitute, and
then on the passing of the bill. Both
votes were identical (yeas 32, nays 30)
as follows: Yeas —Aldrich, Blair, Bowen.
Cameron,Chase,Chandler,Cullom, Davis,
Dawes, Dolph, Edmunds, Evarts, Far
well, Frye llawley, Hiscock, Hoar, In
galls, Jones of Nevada, Manderson,
Mitchell, Morrill, Paddock, Palmer,
Piatt, Plumb, Quay, ShermaD, Spooner,
Stockbridge, Teller, Wilson of lowa—32.
Nays—Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Brown,
Butler, Call, Cockerell, Coke, Colquit,
Diniel, Eusti3, Faulkner, George, Gib
son, Gorman, day, Harrison, Jones of
Arkhansas, Morgan, Pasco, Payne, Pngh,
Ransom, Reagan, Turpie. Vaace, Vest,
Voorhees, Walthall. Wilson of Mary
The Senate at 8 p. m. adjourned.
The Houtc.
Washington, January 22.—1n the
House some time was consumed in an
endeavor by Crisp of Georg'a to secure a
motion on the contested election case of
Smalls vs. Elliott. The House refused
to consider it After a delay of half an
hour, caused by fiilibusterinir, byCheadle
of Indiana, the House went into Commit
tee of the Whole on the River and Har
bor bill.
Oates, of the sub-committee on natu
ralization, to day reported to the Judi
ciary Committee of the House a bill pre
pared in lieu of all others amendatory to
the naturalization laws. Tho pro
visions of the bill briefly stated
are: A requirement that an alien
must reside for five years in
ihe United States before he can become
a citizen; that at the expiration of that
time he must appear in court and prove
his residence, good moral character and
and fitness for citizenship. In case of
a United States court, notice of his in
tention must be served upon tho repre
sentative of the United States, and like
wise, in case of a State court, the repre
sentative of the State government must
be notified and attend the hearing. The
present requirement of a declaration of
intention to become a citizen is dispensed
with. Tho bill will be discussed Satur-
After some filibustering, McAdoo, of
New Jersey, moved to strike out 1 lie ap
propriation for the improvement of Ahna
pee harbor, Wisconsin. The advocates
of other improvements talked in a desul
tory way for some time. McAdoo's
motion was lost, and the House soon
The AdmUNlou of Ulan,
Washington, January 22.—Judno Wil
son, of this city concluded his argument
'o-day in behalf of the admi»sion of Utah
Territory as a State of the Union before
the House Committee on Territories. He
argued that when a territory had s popu
lation sufficient to entitle it to a represen
tative in Congress with other conditions
incident io a fixed population, there was
a moral obligation resting on the Govern
ment to admit that Territory as a State.
He declared that not two por cent of the
present adult Mormon male papulation
of the Territory ever practiced polygamy.
He argued that the tenets of the Mormon
church required people to obey
the laws of tho State. That
was one of the fundamental tenets of
the church. He maintained that Con
tress had full power to make such a
compact with the proposed State as
would secure the suppression of poly
gamy. If the State broke the contract,
Congress would have power to enforce
the terms or relegate the State back into
a territorial condition and secure control.
At the conclusion of his address, Dele
gate Smith, of Arizona, addressed the
committee in favor of admission.
Tbe Nlcargua Canal.
Washington, January 22.—The con
ferees on the Nicaragua Canal bill have
agreed. Theaiollowing House amend
ments, it is believed, have been dropped
or modified : Requiring that 10 per cent,
of the capital stock be paid up before
any bonds are sold; providing for print
ing across the face of the bonds of a
notice that the United States is not re
sponsible for them, and allowing the
United States to fix the rates of tolis on
tho canal.
A Bnrleiquc Bounty.
Washington, January 22. —In the Sen
ate, Senator Vest presented a ludicrous
alleged memorial from the dentists,
asking a bounty of one dollar each for
teeth extracted in order to encorage hon
est industry, lower the cost to patients
and encourage tbe immigration of dent
ists from other parts of the world, thereby
making a better market for the agricul
tural and other products of this country.
Examiners Bemoved.
Washington, January 22. —The Secre
tary of the Treasury approved the recom
mendation of Acting Appraiser Steams,
of New York, for the removal of nine
examiners and samplers in the Apprais
er's office, as a result of the recent exam
ination into the alleged customs frauds
Ban Francisco Postofflce.
Washington, January 22.—The Presi
dent has approved an act increasing the
appropriation for the San Francisco
Postoffice site.
She Sought Her Husband's Death
and Called 11 lm tipoopendylte.
Chicago, January 22.—Some sensa
tional testimony was introduced to-day
during the trial of Mrs. Raw son for the
shooting of her husband's attorney in
the courtroom last summer. It was in
the nature of a reading of the evidence on
which the grand jury indicted Mrs. Raw
son and included the story of a former
detective named Hogan, who, at one
time, was in Mrs. Rawson's employ, and
who asserted that he left her because she
wanted him to put banker Rawson out of
the way by putting poison in a
bottle of gin from which the banker
used to drink at night. Hogan asserts
that Mrs. Rawson told him, if he would
not kill Rawson, she would send for Lee,
her former husband and the father of
Ralph Lee, who shot Banker Rawson
down in front of the church, to do the
deed. Testimony was also introduced
to show that Mr. Rawson was a woman
of exceedingly violent temper, ad
dicted to the uee of liquor and
profane language. A Mrs. Hamilton,
who lived with Mrs. Rawson before she
married the banker, said the defendant
swore terribly because Rawson did not
pay ncr son Ralph, who was at the time
a clerk in the bank, a larger salary.
"She said," the Hamilton woman testi
fied, "that she would get even with the
old 'spoopendyke.' She would marry
him, make his money fly and then get
rid of him."
Bismarck "Could, an if He
Would," Tell Tales.
The East Africa Bill Passes the
Bundesrath —An Anti-
Semitic Gathering.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Ueraj.d.l
Bkrun, January 22.—Comte, of the
Bundesrath, having in charge the East
Africa bill, has passed the measure with
out amendment.
Berlin, January 22. —The Bundesrath's
speedy disposal of the East Africa bill
will euabie the Reichstag to pass the
measute through for the second reading
stage within a week. Prince Bismarck
remains in Berlin purposely to defend the
government's colonial policy. Captain
Weisman will start next Monday with
twenty officers on an Emm relief expedi
According to statements current in
official circles, if Prince Bismarck is
forced by political exigencies to publish
the letters in the Geffeken case hinted at
by the Bologne Gazette, he will prove that
Frederick and his wife were indiscreet
and divulged the plans of Prussia,
and that even before the campaign
of 1870, Darmstadt was the focus of in
trigues against the unification of Ger
many. The documents that are with
held afford an ample justification of Bis
marck's accusations against Frederick
in his report to the present Emperor,
but the strength of public feeling against
further scandal has become so extreme
that the semi-official press has received
hints to cease discussing the subject.
Princess Bismarck is ill with a bron
chial affection.
The annual fete of tho Berlin students
of the anti-Semitic association was hon
ored with the presence of Count yon
Moltke, Prof. Bergmann, and a number
of the members of the court circle. Dr.
Stoecker and others made violent anti-
Semitic addresses.
All Informer Tries to Connect
Leatne Leaders with Convicts.
London, January 22. —Before the Par
nell Commission to-day, a man named
Farragher deposed that Archbishop
Walsh, inDavitt's presence, advised him
not to pay rent. He (Farragher) was
evicted. He was afterwards employed in
the offices of the Dublin branch league,
and carried letters, some of which con
tained checks, from Patrick Egan to Mul
led, the Invincible.
Farragher further testified that Arthur
O'Connor, Member of Parliament for
east Donegal, held an important post in
the League, and Davitt, Sexton and Har
rington were members of the executive.
Nally used to visit the League rooms.
Sir Charles protested against the in
troduction of this evidence. He stated
that Nally was undergoing sentence, and
that he objected to any inquiry being
made into the circumstances of Nally's
crime iv order to damage members of the
Commons, who, it was alleged, were as
sociated with him. The members of tbe
court decided that the evidence was ad
missible. Sir Charles Russell, iv reply
to a question by Justice Hannen, said
that the Nally under discussion was not
"Scrab" Nally. He was another Nally
whom Parnell thanked for his services
to the League.
Sir Henry James, counsel for the
Times, produced a report of a speech
made by Parnell at the League Conven
tion at Castlebar, in which Parnell
strongly commended Nally for rendering
great and important services to the
League when first formed.
Tolstoi and the Czar.
St. Petersburg, January 22. —Count
Tolstoi's project for the reform of local
government being opposed by the ma
jority of the Empire, he offers to resign.
The Czar, however, who does not con
sider the opinion of the Council final, has
instructed Tolstoi to await his personal
Hulgarla lv a I'crmtut.
St. Petersburg, January 22.—Sinister
reports that come from Bulgaria keep the
government on the alert for develop
ments. Prince Ferdinand's abdication
is a question of days. The orthodox
Bishops are preparing to denounce him
as an oppressor of the faith, and assert
that he is encouraging Jesuits.
Stanley and Emla Prisoners.
Suakim, January 22.—The Govern
ment messenger who brought the news
about Slatin Bey declares positively that
Emm's and Stanley's baggage and
standards were at Omdureman, and tbat
he heard that both Emm and Stanley
were prisoners up the Nile.
High-toned Swindlers.
London, January 22.—The Board of
Directors of the Queensland Investment
Company, has ordered the arrest of four
Australian Directors, Macllwrath, Pal
mer, 11 art and Drury for alleged swindl
ing. Macllwrath and Palmer are ex
piemiers of the colony.
Tne IMahdi's Final Effort.
Suajbum, January 22.—A messenger
who has arrived here from Khartoum,
! says that 35,000 of the Mahdi's followers
left there in December last for a final
attack upon Egypt.
Fire lv the mines.
Pittsbueo, January 21.—A big fire is
raging at tbe Jackson mines near Jackson
in the Oonnellsville coke region. The
mine are owned by James Cochrane &
Sons, and are among the oldest in the
coke region. It is feared the mines will
be totally destroyed.
A Urule I'unUbeil.
Philadelphia, January 22. —Patrick
Br.dley, a married man, who was ai
rested last week, charged with assaulting
little girls whom he enticed to lonely
places, was to-day sentenced to twenty
nine years' and eight months' imprison
Aid lor f/aruell.
New Yobk, January 22.—The Irish
Parliamentary Fund Association of
America to-day issued an appeal to the
liberty-loving people of free America for
money to help Parnell to defend his suit
against the Timet.
lUaahea into Itladneea.
New Yoke, January 22.—Mies Harriet
Oothn, the heiress, who is mad over the
?« l S r ,', Kyrle . Belieff . was taken to the
Middletown Insane Asylum to-day from
Beiievue Hospital.
A Rate Cotton Crop.
Charleston, 8. C, January 22.—The
JSewt and Couriir says the .cotton crop
this year will be the laruest ever made,
and will approximate seven and one-half
million bales.

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