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VOL. XXXIII.—JNO. 99 FORAKER EXPOSED. History of the Ballot-Box Forgery Contract. FORGER WOOD'S TESTIMONY, The Governor Used Him as a Tool to Get Even With His Political Enemies. Associated Press Dispatches to tho Herald. 1 Washington, January 18—The Ohio patent ballot box fraud investigation was continued before the' House special com mittee today. On cross-examination ex-Governor For aker said he had been on familiar rela tions with Senator Sherman last sum mer, and in fact never had been on any other terms with him, that he knew of. He did not know Sherman was in this country when he got the forged paper. He had not mentioned the paper to Mc- Kinley or Butterworth. His relations had always been pleasant with the for mer, and with tho latter up to the time of his (witness') nomination. Witness had no suspicion as to Wood's integrity. •Grosvenor asked if witness did not think it strange that after he said he had the paper August 13th, he should have bafllsd witness so and delayed its pro duction so long. Witness did not think he was baffled, and attributed Woods' delay to reluc tance to give up the paper. Witness somehow got the impression that it was in McLean's custody. Grosvenor asked if he supposed Mc lean would willingly give up a paper that would injure Campbell in the cam paign. Witness replied, that was Wood's busi noss; he had not at the time the slight est doubt of the genuineness of Mc Kinley's, or, indeed, of any of the signatures. Grosvenor asked if Governor Camp bell, before tho campaign, had not borne a good Eepublican reputation. Witness replied that he did not know him until he was nominated. From that moment he heard no end of stories about him, and ended by getting a bad opinion of him. Grosvenor asked if he was not sur prised to see that Senator Sherman had signed such a paper. Witness replied that his mind had been so pre oared after believing McKin ley and Butterworth had signed it, that he might as well believe Sherman had signed, for he had as good an opinion of them as of anybody. Grosvenor aeked why witness had not communicated with some of the persons whose names were on the paper before taking further steps. He replied that when he got the paper Sherman and Butterworth were beyond the ocean, and he had not time to com municate with them. He was in the midst of a campaign making speeches As for McKinley, he did not know what he might have done if he had retained possession of the paper to make any use of it, but his signature seemed so con clusive that he had no doubt about it. It would seem rather indelicate to go to a man you believe guilty and talk about the matter. He could be expected to c'eny his guilt, of course, and then, too, before he got through with it he had found a man (Halstead) who knew just what to do with the paver. Witness had told Wood that he did .not know what to do with the paper. Witness said Campbell had charged that he (witness) was interested in the ballot box matter, and referring to witness' statement about tbe million-dollar trust money in the bill for somebody, had said nobody but an infamous Ecoundrel would make such a statement. Witness read that speech on his way to tbe hall at Marietta, where he was to speak that night, and felt him elf called upon to make an answer. Thereupon for the first time and only time in the cam paign he referred to the paper. He said, inasmuch as the matter had been made public, he had seen these papers, and in his judgment Campbell never would deny nis signature. He was satisfied of that, not only because of the faith he had in the signature, but because of Campbell's speech, which read like a very confession of guilt. He (Campbell) did not deny his signature, saying he could not do so until he go', some other documents. Grosvenor asked if before that time witness had seen Senator Sherman's published denial, and witness said prob ably he had not seen it. William L. Walters, of TJtica, Michigan, was sworn and said he met Wood in Washington in September, and at his request had procured for him a copy of the ballot box bill introduced in the House by Campbell, of Ohio. Wood was very anxious to find a page who had an autograph album to sell. He could not find one, but witness finally managed to secure for Wood the autographs of sev eral Congressmen and Senators, includ ing those of Butterworth, McKinley and John Sherman. Wood had told witness he wanted the autographs first to set at the foot of photographs, and then to compare them with names on a contract, or as Wood termed it, "a land deal." Richard G. Wood was then sworn. He gave his residence as Cincinnati, and his occupation as a mechanical expert. The Chairman handed witness exhibit A, and asked him if he ever saw it before. Witness recognized the document. He first saw it before the election —he thought, in October. He had got tbe heading drawn in General Curney's office in this city. The names were written on a paper, in Cincinnati, by Will Ward.» A young man named Davis wrote the lines opposite the signatures. This work was done in the office of Murray, who is a patent solicitor for the ballot-box company. Chairman—Are those names written here intended to be fac similes of the gentlemen's autographs? Witness—They were written according to pieces of paper I bad secured. Witness gave a humorous account of his attempts to be appointed Smoke Inspec tor. He had seen Governor Foraker and the latter told him he could get him the place if it were not pledged. The Governor said he wanted witness to do a little hustling (or a favor) for him. Wit ness asked what he could do, and Fora ker said there was a little document down in Butterworth's office, and he wanted the witness to get it and let him see it. Witness could not imagine what document he meant, and asked for an explanation. The Governor replied: "Do you see what Butterworth is doing for the Republican party?" Wit neeS replied that he noticed that Butter worth was acting peculiarly, and seemed to be rather posing for the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Governor had said thut Butterworth was making all kinds of stabbing talk, and said if Butter worth wanted to make him (Foraker) out as disreputable, he would show him (Butterworth) to be disreputable. Foraker had said: "You know it is common talk that But terworth is in every money scheme." Witness had agreed with the Governor, and said if the stabbing business was going on he guessed they could stab, too. Witness then gave a long description of his attempts to see the Governor in relation to his appointment, and created a burst of laughter by a chance allusion to President Harrison, as "Oh! Wnat's his name." Wood admitted giving up the paper, and said the Governor did not ask any questions. Witness had said it was the best he could do, and it would do to bluff those fellows. The Governor promised not to have the paper published. About ten days before the publication he met the Governor coming out' of the Commercial-Gazelle office, and Foraker said he was talking to Halstead, and that the latter was going to show up those fellows. Witness had paid the paper was not gotten np for such a pur pose, and told the Governor not to show that man this paper. Foraker replied, "Not for the world." After the publication of the paper Murray told witness he would make affi davit that it was a forgery if witness did not go and get it buck. Wood told the Governor tbis, and the Governor replied that he had not intended it should be published, but that a man got it from his Secretary when he (the Governor) was away. The Governor had added: ' Old man, we have got ourselves in a bad hole. I don't know whether lam to be elected or not." Witness said: "You better be lively or Murray will make an affidavit." The Governor asked Wood to come to Wash ington or hunt up the gun contract, and that he would attend to the matter. When Wood came back to Cincinnati he asked the return of the papers, and For aker told hiuc to go to Halstead for them. Witness insisted that they should not be published any more, and Foraker prom ised they would not be. Within forty eight hours the . whole thing was pub lished again. Witness was arrested for criminal libel aud obliged to give up his papers. The Chairman asked if anybody but witness knew he had drawn up the paper. He replied that Governor Fora ker certainly knew from what he (wit ness) told liim, that the papers were not genuine. He did not charge Foraker with knowing the paper was a forgery. He could not do that; he could not say Foraker entered into a conspiracy. Chairman—Did he ask you to commit forirnry ? Witness—l did not aßk him whether 1 should commit forgery. He added that Foraker wanted to get hold of a paper to get square with Ban Butterworth, and witness agreed to* get it for him. It was not to be published, but to be shown around political head quarters, etc. , The Chairman asked .if witness had procured the forgery. Wood replied that he bad gotten up a paper for Foraker; if he could make any body believe it was genuine, all right. He believed he was being "played," and hoped the politicians wonld go along without his help hereafter. This closed the examination. Ex- Governor Foraker said he desired to ask no questions, and Grosvenor asked wit ness to be present On Monday. Walker Blame's Funeral. Washington, January 18 —The funeral of Walker Blame took place this morn ing, A large number of the friends of 'he Blame family, members of the diplomatic corps and people in official life attended the funeral. A private funeral ceremony was beld at the home of Secretary Blame, on Lafayette Square at 10:30 a. m. President and Mrs. Har rison, all the members of the Cabinet, E. W. Halford, several members of the diplomatic corps and some intimate friends of the family attended the ser vices, which were conducted by Rev. Dr. Hamlin, pastor of the Church of the Covenant. At the conclusion of the pri vate services the remains were taken to the Church of the Covenant, followed by the family and friends in carriages. Afflicted Official*. Washington, January 18.—Assistant Attorney-General Maury is very ill with la grippe. Assistant Secretary Batcheller, of the Treasury Department, who has been ill several days with la grippe, is not im proving, and his friends are anxious. Robert Blame, brother to the Secie tary of State, is down, with pneumonia. Solicitor General Chapman, of the De partment of Justice, is dangerously ill with pneumonia. Kansas Offlcals Impeached. Topkka, Kan., January 18. —A peti tion is in circulation asking Judge Guthrie to investigate the acts of certain members of the State Legislature and other State officers. One of the circula tors of the petition stated that the peti tioners were after State Treasurer Hamil ton, Insurance Commissioner Wilder, Messrs. Burton and Gillet and two or three other members of the Legislature. The charges against them are not made public. The Baltimore's Herae-Power. Washington, January 18. —The actual horse-power performance of the new cruiser Baltimore on her recent trial trip was today made known to the Navy Department. The Trial Board stated hat the aggregate indicated horse power developed by the vessel was 10,064,18. A Babe Eaten by Horn. Gainesville, Texas, January 18 — Wild hogs entered the cabin of a farmer yesterday in the Chickasaw Nation, near Arbuckle, and devoured a little child which was alone in the house, the rest of the family being a short distance away iv a cotton held. The mother is crazy with grief. An Ohio Jurist's Demise. Cincinnati, January 18.—Hon. Nich olas Long worth died this morning at his residence on (j rand in road, of pneu monia. He served for a .time as Judge of the Common Pleas Court of Hamilton county, and later was one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Ohio. SUJN DAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1890. THE OLD WORLD. Political Affairs of the Ger man Fatherland. THE EAST AFRICAN QUARREL. Germany Maintains Strict Neutral ity—Death of the Duke of Aosta—Cable Flashes. Copyrighted, 1890, by New York Associated Press. Berlin, January 18. —In the Reichstag the budget has passed second reading. The proposition to exempt from military service all theological students was re jected; the proposition for mitigating the terms of service of students was ac cepted. There was great interest taken in Friday's debate on the subject of an African steamship line. Dr. Bamberger, for the German Liberals, Dr. Windthorst and Professor Virchow energetically opposed the bill. Ex-Minister Hobrecht practically incurred its passage by prom ising to support the National Liberals upon the second reading of the bill. Dr. Schwenninger, Prince Bismarck's physician, counsels him to remain tt Friedriuhsruhe, but it is asserted he it si tits upon going to Berlin, in the hope tf forcing the passage of the Socialist bill, and to give inspiration and a war cry far the electoral conflict, to the Government parties. The Westphalian Gazette repeats the accusation of its Hamburger correspon dent, that the striken throughout Ger many are fomented by French agents,kept going by French money. It is not un likely that this is a sort of sugges tion, and that Bismarck himself will advance an argument relatiug to this idea, in favor of the passage of the so cialist bills, because in this guise he would be asked for authority not to expel from Germany people driven to desperation, but an awfully wicked lot of Frenchmen sent in to make unhappy an otherwise prosperous and contented peo ple. Prof. Virchoff, addressing his con stituents this week, declared that it was his intention to propose in the next Reichstag a general international dis armment as the true solution of the trouble and condition of Europe, and the revolt of the overburdened people. At official quarters there is a general denial of Figaro's story that Portugal has appealed to Bismarck againEt Eng land's action as a violation of the reaty of Berlin. It is asserted that the Gov ernment is determined to preserve an attitude of striotest neutrality with Eng land, with whom Germany desires to go hand in hand in colonial affairs as far as possible. THE EAST AFRICAN (IIIAKRBL. Portugal Expects the Friendly I Powers to Intervene. ' London, January 18. —The Portuguese Government anticipates a favorable reply to its note to the powers asking their in tervention in the dispute between Portu gal and Great Britain concerning territory in Africa. POPULAR INDIGNATION CONTINUES. London, January 18. —A dispatch from Lisbon today states that crowds of people assembled in the streets last night and shouted "Vive la Portugal" and "Down with England." Similar scenes were enacted in the principal towns throughout tbe kingdom. A Vigilance Committee has been formed in Lisbon for the purpose of denouncing the re ceivers of English goods. French finan ciers have declined to negotiate a loan for Portugal. THE ONTARIO BANK. Discovery of a Conspiracy to Wreck the Institution. Toronto, Ont., January 18 —The in vestigation of the books of the Ontario Bank, as far as has been made, is said to show evidences of conspiracy to wreck the institution. No compromise will be accepted by the bank officials from those customers whose accounts show a debit balance, and the whole matter will be ventilated in court. Brown, the absconding ledger clerk is in Buffalo. He has made a statement and offered to make ample restitution to the bank. He turned over ,to his lawyer deeds of properties valued ,at $60,000, which were purchased with money that properly belonged to the bank. The Duke of Aosta Dead. Turin, laly, January 18.—Prince Amadeo, Duke of Aoeta, brother of the King of Italy and formerly King of Spain, died here today. He was con scious at the moment ot his death, and received the Pope's blessing from Car dinal Alimonds. The Duke died of pneu monia, and had been ill but a few days. | All tbe theaters in the kingdom are closed and state festivities discontinued. The Duke of Aosta was 45 years old. He was King of Spain from December 4, 1870, till February 11, 1873, when he abdicated. Edison's Daughter Has Small-Pox. Dresden, January 18.—An American lady, said to be the daughter of Mr. Edison, was, while on her way from Vienna to Berlin, taken ill at the station. It was found that she had small-pox, and she was sent to a hospital. Emm Pasha's Recovery Doubtful. Zanzibab, January 18.—There is no improvement in the condition of Emm Pasha, who recently suffered a relapse after his partial recovery from the effects of a fall from a balcony at Bagamoyo. Death of a French Ambassador. Rome, January IS.—Marian, the French Ambassador to this country, died today from pnemonia. Hemmed to Zanzibar. Zanzibar. January 18.—The British fleet which sailed south a few days ago has returned to this port. Franz Joseph Will Abdicate. Paris, January 18.— Siecle states that the Emperor of Austria will soon abdi cate his throne. Death* ln Oermany. Bbblin, January 15.—Prince William, of Hesse, ia dead. Leather, the prima soprano, is dead. DIED A DRUNKARD. The Father ol Illustrious Children Dies in the Criminal Dock. Nbw York, January 18.—Thomas Re han, 70 years old, and who was the father-in-law of Oliver Doud Byron, died this morning in Justice Tighe's court room. Deceased had been on a spree and his son caused his arrest. An officer brought him to court this morn ing, but he was taken suddenly ill and died. Rehan's eldest daughter is the accomplished actress, Miss Ada Rehan. Oliver Doud Byron married his second daughter, who is also an actress of reputation. Tbe youngest sister is in private life. Two sons are amongst active business men in Brooklyn. Tbe old man had become a confirmed drunkard. 1- rightfully Burned. Newcastle, Pa., January 18. —An explosion occurred at the Etna rolling mill last night, in which three men were terribly burned. One of the buggies containing a ball of redhot iron upset in a puddle of water. The moment the iron touched the water an explosion occurred, throwing huge chunks of iron about the mill, aud burning George E. Cox severely about the waist, cheek and neck. William Dwyer and Richard Maltenbaugh were also severely burned about the waist, face and hands. Cox will probably die, but the other two will recover. The Oklahoma Townsite mil. Washington, January 18. —In the House today, after a long discussion of the Oklahoma townsite bill, in committee of ihe whole, an amendment proposed by Dockery, of Missouri, was adopted, pro hibiting any United States Marshal, deputy or agent to prove title or hold any lot in Oklahoma. Pending further ac tion, the committee rose and the House adjourned. The -'Thunderer's" Sleuth-Bounds. Denver, January 18.—The Associated Press is creditably informed that an English agent, giving his name as Murry, is in the city at present on behalf of the London Times and the lawyers in the O'Shea divorce case against Charles S. Parnell. The agent has called upon several prominent Irishmen, who refueeo him a hearing, notwithstanding that he exhibited his credentials from tl c British foreign office and a letter from the manager of the London Times, Warding; oft fleuio-Pneumonla. Albuquerque, N. M., January 18. — Governor L. Bradford Prince has issued a proclamation of quarantine on account of pleuro-pneumonia against the State of New Jersey, the counties of Kings and Queens, New York, and the foreign countries of Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Belgium. AU cattle before entering New Mexico must h« inspected at Trinidad, Colo.; El Paso, Tex s°, or Clayton, N. M., in order to as certain where they had been during the previous six mouths. murdered by Ilanltes. Denver, January 18. —A telegram from Fort Duchesne, Utah, gives the informa tion that William Whitney Seymore, a I prominent Gentile ranchman in the rAshley valiey, was found dead in his bed, where he evidently had been shot while asleep. It is believed the murder was committed by Danites. Seymore went to Utah in 1882, and was a post trader at old Fort Thornborg. J. C. W. Seymcre, the father of the tn n .rd?red I man, is now living here, but for many years was cashier of the old Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank of Detroit. A Chicago Blaze. Chicago, January 18.—Fire broke out at 3 o'clock this morning in a three-story brick structure on Ninety-second street and spread to the adjoining building. The families living in the upper stories narrowly escaped with their lives. One building was totally destroyed and sev eral others much damaged. Total loss, $15,000; insurance very light. Wyndliam at JUcVlcker's. Chicago, January 18. —The four weeks' engagement of Charles Wyndham, at McVicker's theater, which ended to night, has, in spite of the opera at the auditorium and other strong attractions, been one of tbe most biilliant and suc cessful of the season. Wyndam has ap peared in a round of comedies, David Oarrick proving the bast drawing card. The receipts for the four weeks are $33,000. A murderous Outcast. Rome, N. V., January 18.—John Law, aged 60 years, snot his wife tonight, in flicting fatal wounds, and then cut his throat, but will recover. He also shot at his two children but missed them. He had lived apart from his wife for some years. Tonight he demanded admission to tbe house, and being refused, shot his wife as above described. Fowderlr Arrested. Scranton, Pa., January 18. —General Master Workman Powderly was well enough to walk out today, and the war rant for his arrest sworn out by Callaghan was served upon him. Pow derly at once proceeded to Alderman Fuller's office and gave bail to answer in the Westmoreland County Court. Pow derly's counsel says papers are nearly completed charging Callaghan with malicious libel. Suit will be instituted next week. Insane Asylum Burned. Worcester, Mass., January 15. —The State asylum for the insane was seriously damaged by fire this evening. All the inmates were removed in safety, though amid much excitement. The fire was caused by the carelessness of an atten dant in throwing burning paper into a closet. Philadelphia, January 18.—Captain Bord, of the English steamship Falls, from Java with sugar, which arrived to day, reports that he picked up on the passage the disabled steamship Siam, with a large and valuable cargo and 400 passengers, and towed her safely into Aden. Potterlea nought * p. Trenton, N. J., January 18.—A cable gram was received today announcing the acceptance by the English trust of the terms offered for the sale of five Trenton Potteries. Eleven potteries at East Liverpool, Ohio, are also embraced in the transaction. Fell Dead. Chicago, January 18.—D. H. Denton, a wealthy and prominent member of the Board of Trade, fell dead today while shooting in a pigeon contest at the Wash mgton park race course. THE SUNSET SLOPE. General Vallfjo Dies at a Ripe Old Age. JUDGE ADDISON C. NILE 3 DEAD. The Great Snow Blockade—Range Cattle Perishing 1 by Thousands in Nevada. Associated Press Dispatches to the Hbbald. San Francisco, January 18.—General M. G. Vallejo, one of the most conspicu ous figures in the history of California, died at Sonoma today, aged 82. General Yallejo was born in Monterey, this State, and was identified with all the public events during the Mexican occupation of California, and was at one time military governor of the country. [Mariana Guadalupe Yallejo was born at Monterey in 1808, and received his education in that town, entering the Mexican military service early in life. He was quickly promoted through many ranks, and in 1830 moved to San Francisco as the result of his ap pointment to the military command at that place. He was engaged in many compaigns against tbe Indians, and was at one time taken prisoner by them. He founded Sonoma in 1835, and in 1836 was made Commandante General of California. He was indefatig able in his efforts to settle up and de velop the State, and before the conquest was among the most prominent of its Mexican citizens. General Yallejo was a member of the Constitutional Conven tion of 1849, and spent the greater part of his maturer years in the town of Sonoma. The town site of Benicia was given by him to the original settlers of the place, and was named after ids wife, one of the Carrillo family of San Diego, to whom he was married in 1832 and by whom he had thirteen children. J THE SNOW BLOCKADE. Trains Still Stuck ln tne Sierras and Sltklyous. San Fkancibco, January 18. — The northern and eastern bound passenger trains are still blockaded, and the pros pect is that they will not be able to move for nt least twenty-four hours. But meager reports have been received at the railroad -061068, owing to the fact that the telegraph wires are down. The north-bound train which left here on Tuesday night is still held at Sims', while the east-bound trains are at a standstill east of Alta. It is hoped that the latter will be shoveled out soon. A large force of laborers, with snow-plows, have gone to the front and are working hard to raise tbe blockade. Later—The Southern Pacific Company had large forces of men at work today on the line between here and Oregon, clear ing the tracks of snow. The first snow plow working south from Ashland, Ore., reached Gazelle today, and some of the engines becoming disabled, it was neces sary to return to Ashland for aid. The train at Sims was also relieved and taken back to Redding, while a large number of the travelers, or as many as desired, were brought back to San Francisco to night. The blocking of the lineß on the Shasta division and on the Central Pa cific is such that the Southern Pacific Company ordered a circular printed to day to restrain the sale of through tickets until further notice. There is a possibility, however, of some delayed trains getting through tomorrow. STO HJI IN NEVADA. Nearly All the ltange Cattle Re ported Perishing. Beowawe, Nev., January 18.—A heavy snow storm set in yesterday morning. Fifteen inches has fallen, making a total of four feet since December 19th. The snow is drifting badly, and has detained trains and the Cortez line stages and freight teams. The snow now in the mountain canons is thirty to sixty feet deep. It is predicted that four-fifths of the range stock will perish with cold and hunger. One rancher is feeding out twenty tons of hay every day, and esti mates that he will lose five hundred to one thousand head of cattle if the storm lasts, much longer. Reso, Nev., January 18.—The storm ended here last night. Today the weather is clear and pleasant. Cattle men predict that one half of all the cattle and sheep in the State will perish. Sparks & Tennant, in the eastern two counties and Southern Idaho, expect to lose three thousand cattle. Reports from Quin river say all stock will die. THE ORANGE INDUSTRY. The "Obronlcle" Figures Up the Tear's Production. San Francisco, January 18.—The Chronicle tomorrow will print twelve col umns on the orange industry of Califor nia, the major part of which is made up of dispatches from every section of the State where attention is paid to citrus fruits. The Chronicle figures the crop of 1889-90 at 1,069,435 boxes, the estimates being made up from returns in its dis patches. The acreage in oranges is set down at 31,461 acres, which will be in creased before the close of the present year to over 50,000 acres. Among the points from which dispatches were received are Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego, Redlands, Ontario, San Bernar dino, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Ana. Anaheim, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, San Jose, Oroville, Marys ville, Yuba City and Vacaville. UNBEaUITBD LOVE Cause* a Young Spaniard to Com. mlt an Awful Crime. Sacramento, January 18.—Early this morning Oliver Santiago Garcia, a young Spaniard, shot Virginia Vasques through the neck, and then put a bullet through his own head. The woman's wound is not thought to be fatal, as the ball passed through the muscles at the back of her neck. Garcia can live only a few hours, as his brains are oozing from a frightful wound in the head. He was infatuated with Miss Va?ques, who was to leave for San Francisco this morning. It is thought he attempted to persuade, her to remain here, and tbat he did the shooting when she refused. Sculler Searle's Funeral. Ban Francisco, Juauary is.—id vices -from Australia by the steamer Mariposa FIVE CENTS say the funeral of Henry Searle, the de ceased champion oarsman, took place at Sydney December 14th, the ceremony neing witnessed by fully 170 000 people. The Mayor and A'dermen, and a deputa tion of members of Parliament formed part of the processsion, which was one of the largest of the kind ever seen there. The remains were interred at Maclean. There is a movement on foot to erect a monument to his memory. State B Diver ally Finance*. San Fbancisco, January 18 —The Re gents of the University of California held their regular meeting today. The Fi nance Committee reported that $29,000 had been loaned to J. A. Hardin, on Mendocino property, and $6,000 to J. T. McLean on Alameda property. It was decided to take a complete inventory of the property at Berkeley, at a cost of $200. After the transaction of some further routine business, the Board ad journed. Judge Nllca la No .Wore. San Fbancisco, January 18.—Addison C. Niles, ex-Judge of tbe Supreme Court of California, died here today of conges tion of tbe lungs, after a brief illness. He was born in Rensselaerville, New York, and was about 60 years of age. He came to California "in 1852, and served on the Supreme Bench from 1871 to 1880. He was prominently identified with the Masonic order, and the funeral will take place tomorrow from Masonic temple. Shipwrecked Whalers. San Francisco, January 18.—Honolulu advices received by steamer Mariposa today, state that the American whaling bark J. A. Howland went ashore at Johnson island, 700 miles southwest of Honolulu, December 26th. The crew reached the shore safely, except one man, George McDonald, who was drowned. Two days later the whaling bark Abraham Barker touched at John son island and took the men to Hono lulu. Shot and Killed Himself. Olympia, Wash., January 18.—D. M. Brown, formerly City Marshal of Olympia, shot and killed himself at his residence today. He had been indulging in liquor as had been his custom since released from the penitentiary for killing a man, as he claimed, in the discharge of his duty. Opposed to Caucusing-. San Josb, January 18 —Dr. J. B. Wakefield, of Trinity church, has writ ten an open letter to Rev. Hobart Ghel wood and others, declining to attend a caucus of clergy in San Francisco Jan uary 20th to "take brotherly council relative to the approaching election of an assistant Bishop." He holds that all should go to the convention unpreju diced, and that the laity should have an equal voice in the selection of the im portant official, who, he says, may ulti mately succeed the venerable Bishop Kip. A Second Disagreement. Modesto, January 18. —The second trial of George Brown, for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to murder L. Hamcom, editor of the Modesto Herald, in August last, resulted today in a dis agreement, the jury standing seven for conviction and five for acquittal. The former trial jury stood eight for simple assault and four for acquittal. Pomona Orangei Uninjured. Pomona, January 18. —The Pomona valley orange growers who were some what alarmed during the recent unusual cold weather, when the mercury three times went down to twenty-seven de grees, have now found by a' careful in spection of all the orchards, that no damage whatever has been done to crops, and the picking and packing of crops is now in full operation. Hosiery Worse Close. San Francisco, January 18.—The stockholders of the California Hosiery Company, of Oakland, it is stated, have decided permanently to close their fac tory, which was started ten years ago, but which, owing to close competition, it is said, has never been a paying invest ment. One hundred and fifty operatives were employed at one time. Appointed by the Governor. Sacramento, January 18.—The Gov ernor today appointed J. J. Crawford, of Eldorado county, a member of the Ex amining Commission on Rivers and Harbors, vice P. A. Humbert, resigned. The Governor today appointed the fol lowing notaries public: Charles Broad duo, San Gabriel; J. T. Kuhne, Elsinore. Burned Their Way Out. Seattle, Wash., January 18.—Five prisoners escaped from the wooden ad dition to the County Jail last night by burning one of the planks off the wall by means of a red hot poker, then prying off the boards. The men were all wait ing trial for larceny. Mountain Roads Closed. Oeovillk, Cal., January 18.—The deep snows on the mountains have closed all the mountain roads to the stage lines, and the mails upon the Susanville, Quincy and La Porte routes have to he carried on snow shoes. To Folsom for Forgery. San Luis Obispo, Janaary 18.—Fred Schmidt, alias Myers, was sentenced to day to three years in Folsom for forgery in passing a manufactured due bill, purport ing to be signed by Bean Brothers, of Santa Margarita. Tariff ou Prunes ana (trances. Santa Rosa, Cal., January 18.—The Horticultural Society today passed reso lutions memorialising Congress to in crease the tariff on prunes to two cental and on oranges to twenty-five cents. Rain at San Bernardino. San Bernardino, January 18.—Rain began-falling last evening and kept up till sp. m. today. Sixty-one hundredths of an inch fell, making the total for the season 18 24. . Slight Earthquake. Napa, January 18.—Two slight shocks of earthquake were felt here this morn ing. Tbe vibrations were from north to south. The weather is clear and cold to night. Petaluma Weather. Petaluma, January 18.—Oyer thirty inches of rain for the season; weather cold and still showery. Snow fell on the Sonoma mountains again last night. An Earthquake. Santa Barbara, January 18.—There was quite a heavy shock of earthquake at 3:30 this afternoon. No damage waa don*. /