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V Ob. XXXIII.---NO. 113 THE WAR IN THE HOUSE. The Minority Stand Bravely by their Guns. A BRISK BATTLE MAINTAINED. Strenuous Efforts Being: Hade to Get a Quorum Without Count ing- Democrats. [Associated Press Dispatches to tbe Herald, j Washington, February I.—Tho Re publicans have been making strenuous efforts all day to obtain a quorum of their own members in the House, to finally dispose of the pending election case without recourse to counting Demo crats present and not voting. Yester day's largest vo'e waa 163, or two lets than a Republican quorum. Thiß morn ing O'Donnell, of Michigan, who had been unavoidably absent, returned and the Republicans thought they saw their way clear,for his vote,with the addition of that of the Speaker, would make up 165, just a quorum. It waa soon discovered, however, that Niedringhaue had gone to New York. Telegrams were immediat ely dispatched, and it is possible Nied ringhaus will reach the city tonight. Meanwhile it was found that Rockwell, who ii ill,was willing injtheemergency to risk tiie danger of exposure and fatigue, and cooie to tbe capitol, bo a quoiuitn is etill among the possibilities. Othern absent on the Republican side are Wil bsr, who is so ill that his attendant is out of the question, and Caswell. This member has beon at his home at the bed side of his sick wife, but the news has reached here that she ia de id, and Cas well, yielding to the emergency, will be in Washington ajrain next week. HOUSE FBOt EEIHHiCSS. Arguments nn the Contested Elec tion case Iftg nt.. Washington, February I.—The pub lic Beamed to have t.iken it for granted that the great parliamentary straggle in the House was practically o?er, ami that the exciting and turbulent scones of the last few days were not to be kept up, be cause the galleries, while pretty well filled a f , the hour of meeting today, did not present the jammed nupearauce oi and there waa no Mich pressure and surging through the cor ridors as was the cisoyeßterdny. Never theless thero wan an understanding, among the members that the-Democrata Wiuld persist in their tactics, and ob struct, aa far as possible, all legislative proceedings, so long ac there iv no regu lar codn of rulea to govern them. The Speaker, at the dote ot prayer, directe i the clerk to read tho journal of yeeterdny. One of the reading clerks proceeded to do fo, but when he came to (he phrase, "yeas and nave," etc., McMillin interrupted, and required that the reading be in full. "Does the gentleman," said the Spaaker, "deaire the reading of the names?" "I do," was MeMillui's response, and the Speaker ordered that to ba done. Tho clerk started out again, and rushed through the names at railroad speed. The journal embraced a full stenographic report of the Spanker's explanation yes terday in reply to Bynum'a question of personal privilege, including points of "general applause," etc. Tho reading waa closed at 12:20, and instantly Sprineer waa on hia feet with a motion tc correct the journal. McKinley wai not so precipitate, but he got up slowly and moved that the, journal bo approved, calling for the pro vions motion on that question. The Speaker recognizsd McKinley, but Spring*! was not to be ignored, and im mediatsly made a motion to adjourn, "in view oi tho fact that we have no rules." "The gentleman from Illinois," stud the Speaker, blandly, "is out of order in making any mo'ion to adjourn. The question ia now: Shall tho House ad journ?" He put the question to the House, but se -eral Democrats demanded tbe yeas and nays, aud that interesting feature waa proceeded with. The Democrats did not refrain from voting, and consequently it was not ne ceasary for the Speaker to keep his little memorandum of the members present and not voting. After the roll call was completed the Speaker was about to an nounce the raaub, but was stopped by a demand from McMillin, that a recapitu lation of the vote be read. That alao helped to consume time, and it waa 1 p. m. when the result was announced, yeas 135, nays 158; so the House refused to adjourn. The next step in the procedure was to call for the previous question on McKin ley'amotion to approve the journal of yesterday. Tbe yeas and naya were de manded by McMillin, and were ordered. This time tbe Democrats did refrain from voting, and it became necessary for the Speaker to note the names of those pres ent, and who declined to vote. As the Speaker rose to announce tbe result of the vote, Dockery asked whether it was not proper to have pairs an nounced. The Speaker—The Chair thinks that the time that is being occupied precludes the announcement of pairs. Dockery—lt seems to me that it would be simply an act of justice. The Speaker—lt would be an act simply of justice if there were time, but inasmuch as many sick men are beine kept here by the proceedings indulged in, it would seem unkind to them. McMillin'— As I am one of the men re flected upon by tbe.Speaker's remarks I Bhould say that nothing is being in dulged in which the Constitution does not authorize. Springer—The chair should let the sick people go home. [Laughter.] The Speaker read from hia list tho names of a number of members wht were present but declined to vote, ant then anuounced the following vote Yeas, 161; nays, 0. There were shouts of no quorum from the Democratic side, but the Speaker paying no heed to them, completed hi statement: "There being a constitution* quorum present, the chairman declares the previous question is ordered. The question ia now on the motion that tho journal of yesterday be approved." Springer interjected a motion to ad journ, but was- informed that the chair declined to entertain the motion. "I would give as an additional reason for the motion," said Springer, "that a? there are many sick men here an ad j uirnment would be perfectly proper." [Liughtar. ] The Bpeaker—The gentleman from Illinois is aware that he is out of order. Springer— Iv making a motion to ad journ? The Speaker—No; in his remarks. If he comes to order the business of the country may proceed. Springj-r—Does the chair decline to entertain my motion to adjourn? The Speaker declared the question to be on McKinley'a motion to approve the journal. Holman demanded the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered and taken, the eatne performance as in the last vote being repeated. The Speaker read the names of members present and nor, voting, and added: "The yeas are 100, nays none." [Democratic cries of ' No quorum."] The Speaker declared: "The journal in approved."" Bland moved tbat the sick members be excused, adding there was no neces sity of their presence, as the Speaker could count a quorum. Rowell called up the Smith-Jackson election case, and Crisp raised the ques tion of consideration. The Speaker declined to entertain it. Crisp appealed and the Speaker declined to entertain the appeal Crisp then said that under pro test he would proceed. Springer—l rise to parliamentary in quiry. Tne Speaker—The gentleman from Georgia has the floor, and the chair hopes the gentlemen of his own party will refrain from interrupting him. [Laughter on the Republican side.] _ Springer—l desire to ask when a mo tion to ad jnirn will be in order? The chair said yesterday he would indicate when the proper time came. [Laughter on the Democratic side.] * Tne Speaker—The chair hopes the House will be in order so as to listen to the gentleman from Georgia. Crisp offered as n substitute for the resoiutiotiß of the majority of the elec tions committee, those of tbe minority, declaring tbat Smi'h was not elected from the Fourth district of West Vir vinia, and Jackson had been and was en tit'od to retain his seat. He went on fo say that bis side of the House felt it right and proper to enter a protest against be ing required to act on a contested elec tion case in tbe absence (within the meaning of the Constitution) of a quorum of the House. Crisp then defended the course of his side of the House, justify ing it particularly on the press reports of the recent Republican caucus, to the effect that this end other election cases were to he disposed of under t!ie general parliamentary law in order to increase the Republican majority, and that then the rieidity cf the new code was to be McKinley declared that there had been in that caucus no discussion whatever of this or any other election case, and that no resolution, no instructions and no ex pression of opinion had been passed or aiiven there on the tubjact of contested ejections. Kowell added that Crisp bad had per sonal information from him the dayaftai the caucus that the newspaper state ment of it waa not correct. Crisp admitted that fact, but said the statement bad appealed, in many papers and had never been denied. Bssides, 'hero was a corroboration of it in the fact tbat, although the Republican leader (McKinley) assured tho House on the B*,h of January that the code of rules would be reported within a week, no rules had yet been reported. A discussion as to the responsibili y for the delay in reporting rules took placa at this point between McKinley and Carliale. The former attributed it in part to the fact that Carlisle had boen prevented by illness from attending the meetings of the cotnmittae, and tho lat ter stated that he had been absent only two days on account of illness, a.nd de clared hia readiness at all timea to meet with the committee on rules, and even expressed a willingness to have tho committee report rules to the House without reference to him. Springer—ln order to give the commit tee on rulea a chance to report, I move the Douse adjourn. Tho Steakei —The gentleman from Georgia bos the floor. Criep—Whatever view the House may take, it is plain that if the committee on elections reported thia case with undue haste, the committee en rules has not betm in too great a hurry. Criap then proceeded to argue the con tested election case. At the close of Crisp's argument Rowell took the floor. He said he was glad to find out at last why the time of the House had been wasted many days. Tne House had been told that it had been the intention of the minority to meet this contested election case by dis cussion and without delay, until they found a statement in a Republican news paper as to the intention of the Republi can side of the House. And yet Crisp admitted that he had been promptly in formed by a colleague on the committee on elections tbat there was not a word of truth in tbat newspaper state ment. Now, he (Rowell) would call attention to another newspaper statement publithed widely, so long ago as in September last, and published on authority of the Democratic leader of the House, that it was the intention of the minority side to resist by every means known to parliamentary law the unseat ing of any Democratic member whose seat was contested, and that, too, with out reference to the right or wrong cf the c & 6O - • , L • Rowell went on to discuss the facts In the contested election caee, and spoke until half past five, there being no longer any time, according to the rule in the House. Then there was a motion made to adjourn on the Democratic side, but it was voted down by a viva voce vote and O Berrell proceeded with argument in favor of Jackson's right to tho seat. After O'Ferrall had been speaking more than half an boar, he stopped and sug gested that he be allowed argument en Monday. On this there was much con fusion and finally O'Ferrall was directed to go on with his remarks. O'Ferrall said that as the facts in the case were not known to the members, he would proceed to reaJ. from the printed records in the case, or would ask the clerk to read it. The Speaker ruled that it cannot bo road. There was consider able contest over that point. Finally, after much confusion and ex citement, it was agreed that each side be allowed three hours for debate on Mon day, and with that understanding (but none as to the time of taking a vote) the House adjourned. SUA DAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2, 1890. THE CHICAGO COLLECTORSHIP How President Harrison Sows Dis cord lv i !■<> House of Ills friends. Washington, February 1. —Ssnalor Farwell was questioned thia evening as to the truth of the statement that the nomination of Clark as Collector of Port at Chicago, was confirmed by the Senate in executive Bession on Thursday. "Yes," replied tho Senator, "Mr. Clark has been confirmed. I was not in the Senate at the time, but I consented to it. I could no doubt have defeated hia confirmation, but it would avail nothing; it would have resulted ia pun ishing a worthy citizen, that's all," "Tue President's nomination of Clark," he continued, "was a very astonishing and unusual proceeding, and in making it he wholly ignored the wishes of the Illinois delegation, and acted in a very f.trange manner towards them. He did not even consult any one of theni. Campbell was not only the ehoic* of the entire delegation, but undoubtedly tbe choice of the people, and I construe President Harrison's action in thia mat ter—his refusal to appoint Campbell—a-* a deliberate affront, and do not doubt that he intended it.as buclj." "How do you explain the President's action?" waa atked. "Why, I happened to be chairman of the Illinois delegation at thelaat national convention, and hold the delegation solid for a number of ballots for Judge Gresham. lean see no other cause for hfe notion. He seems to think that offices belong to him personally, and not to the people. Mr. Lincoln thought otherwise. Mr. Campbell wao chairman of our cam paign committee and devoted months of hiH time and his whole local energies for the election of Harrison. Clark did not do this. But then this ia Harrison's way of rewarding hia political friends. I regret that heentertaina such notions, fo» it results in tho disruption of the party to which he and I belong." "It seems to me," continued the Sen ator, "that it is the duty of those holding important official positions, to try and cany out the will of tho people, but in this matter Harrison has wholly ignored them, and as far as I remember, this ie the firat instance in which the wishes ol ihe entire delegation in Congress from any State have been so completely die regarded." The Laws of Nebraska Recom mended for the New Territory. Washington, February I.—The House Committee on Territories today took up for consideration the bill organizing the Territory cf Oklahoma. The bill wat? taken up out of its order in accordance with the recommendation of the Presi dent, conveyed to the chairman of the committee through the Secretary of tb< Interior, that early action looking I legislation for the government of Oku homa be taken by Congress. Favorable progress was made with the bill, and every effort is being made to gat the bill ready for prepentation to the H mse at the earliest opportunity. The bill provides for the establishment of District Courts at Guthrie, Okl-thoma City, Kingfisher, Edmond and a p/sce in the southwestern part of the Territory to he hereafter designated by the Governor. The committee aleo determined to incor porate in the bill a provision making the laws of Nebraska applicable to the new Territory ; authority ia, however, given to the subcommit tee to sub 3' itute the laws of some other State in the place of those of Nebraska, in the event of finding of pro visions in those laws which are not com patible with the new Territory. CKCSXIED AND BURNIID. A Frightful Accident In a Penn sylvania ITlliie. Wilkeshakke, Pa., February I.—A fall of rock took place in the Nottingham shaft of tbe Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company thia morning, which drove the accumulated gas into the gangways, where ten men had been at work with naked lamps, and an explosion coon fol lowed. All the men were more or le c a seriously injured and badly burned about the face, hands and body. Peter Heim was cut upon the head; his hands and face were badly burned. John Croasirt, with his mule, waa buried beneath the tailing rock. His body baa not yet been recovered. Wm. Roberts, a driver, is alao missing. John B. Humphries, a miner, died while being removed from the mine. His body was burned to a crisp. Joseph Dunson, a fire boas, was burned on the face and hands. His injuries are paid to be fatal. Joseph Jouea was fatally burned. John H. Thomas waa burned on the face and bands, and Thomas Lake was slightly cut on the head. WOULD)!) FAIR. Chicago IVen Impatient Under trailing; Delay. Washington, February I—The special House committee on World's Fair held a meeting today and spent two hours go ing over the draft of tbe bill prepared by the sub-committee, correcting phrase (dugy and making slight amendments. The Chicago men were not satisfied at the rate of progress, and endeavored to procure another meeting this afternoon, but failed. Wiieon presented a bill pre pared by the local Washington com mittee, and gave notice that it would be presented to tho House as a substi tute for the special committee's bill. Thin measure proposes the appropriation by tho Government of $15,000,000 to dnfrav the expenses of holding a fair in Washington. Public Debt Statement. Washington, February I.—Public debt statement issued today : Interest-bearing debt—Principal, $818,950,962; interest, $5,067,226; total, $824 018,188. Debt on wbich interest has ceased since maturity —Principal and interest, $1,992,463. Debt bearing no interest. $795,270,530. Total debt—Principal. $108,062,838; in terest, $5,218,345. Total, $1,611,281,183. Total debt, less available cash items, $1,072,601,216. Net cash in treasury, $31,894,200. Debt, less cash in treasury, Febiuary 1, 1890, $1,040,507,016. Debt, less cash in treasury, January 1, 1890, $1,052,952,911, Decrease of debt during month, $12,245,895. Decrease of debt eince June 30, 1889, $35,939,605. Total cash in treasury, a« shown by Treasurer s general account, $617,055,053. A «X Doctor Sentenced. Worcester, Pa., February I.—Profes sor Alfred Brown, a "professor of med icine" was yesterday convicted for prac ticing medicine without a diploma and using incantations and "voodoo" meth ods, and sentenced to three years' im prisonment and $70 fine. TOAL WINS HIS CASE. A Part of the Los Angeles Charter Invalidated. POLICE COURTS KNOCKED OUT. The Supreme Court Grants Toal's Appeal and Orders Judg ment Reversed. [Associated Press Dispatches to The Herald ] San Francisco, February I.—A de cision waa rendered yeeterday by the Su premo Court Commissioners in the case of the people, respondent, vs. Toal, ap pellant, which invalidates part of the Lob Angeles charter. Toal waa con victed of assault to murder and appealed. Defendant contended that the Police Court of the city of Los Angeles, before the judge of which his preliminary ex amination waa held, was not a legal coutt; that the judge thereof was not author zed by the Constitution of the State to perform the function of a magis trate. In support of this contention de fendant declared that the provisions of the chatter of Los Angeles, under which L. Stanton, the police judge who sat as committing magistrate in bis caae, was elected, are in violation of Article 6, Sec tion 13 of the State Constitution, which Bays the Legislature shall fix by law the jurisdiction of any inferior courts which may be established in pursuance of Section 1 cf that article, and ntiall fix by law the powers, duties and responsibilities of the judges thereof. The Court saya : "It seems to us that the police judge of Los Angeles had no jurisdiction or authority as a magistrate, aud that there waa no authority of law for the filing of the information against dt fondant, and therefore the action to Bet aside tbe information should have been granted. We therefore advise that the judgment, and the order be reversed." THE NAM VlEbtl SIIICIEVAETV. Tlie Supreme Court ICeimindH the Election Contest Case. San Francisco, February I.—Tbe Su preme Court, yesterday, rendered a de cision in the San Diego contested election case of Jan.es Kuseell, defendant, ts. 8. A. McDowell, respondent. At the gen eral election held November 6 h, 1888, Russell was the Republican and Mc- Dowell wag the Democratic candidate for (sheriff of San Diego county. McDowell received a certificate of election. Rus ■Ml filed a petition contesting his right to tLio ' tfi:;e. The grounds of contest were misconduct ot the election board and illegal voii s. At the trial of the caae, the Superior Court found that 228 illegal votes had beun cast and apportioned them among the candidates, tttMLgiving a plurality of 164 votes for .VujLiowojJ. Judgment waa passed in hie favor, confirming hij election. Russell appealed, contending that the court erred in apportioning among the candi dates tne illegal votes. The Supreme Court saya: "The court can do nothing batter, in the absence ol proof as to how the illegal votes were cast, than to make an apportionment, or to throw out tbe precincts at which they have been re ceived on tbe ground of the ma)conduct of the electing board. But in the absence of any proof that any of these illegal votea were caat for McDowell, the court has no right to deduct from his vote more than his just proportion. There waa no error in the apportionment of the iiiegal votos. The poll lista of certain precints anew that no record was kept of the place of residence of voters, as re quired by the political code, and the election boards of these precincts were therefore guilty of malconduct. The Su perior Court erred in not finding any material malconduct of the election boards. For this error judgment must be reversed and the cause remanded. i-if. ii'M.ia 6- moviiMENxs. A Great Vciutnid for Cattle Cars In Nevada. San Francisco, February I.—Since tho blockade has been raised freight move ments on the Central route have been remarkably active. There is a great de mand for cattle cars from Reno and that secticn. Thousands of head of stock are about to be shipped into this State from that region, in order that pasturing may be secured until tho snow is gone and feed comes. The cattle dealers of Nevada are eaid to be hard pressed, owing to the severe weather and great scarcity of feed. During the past two weeks the price of hay at Reno has more than doubled. Hay is now being shipped into Nevada from this State. It is drawn from different sections. Several carloads have lately gone from aa far south as Newliall to Reno. MUCH LIVESTOCK PERISHED. Virginia City, February 1. —T. S. Merchant, a commercial traveler, arrived this morning from the eastern part of tbe State, coming west through Dakota, Wyoming, and other parts of the blizzard circuit. He reports the loss of fully Bev ty-fivo per cent, of the cattle on the ranges in Eastern Nevada. Bunches of dead carcasses, numbering from thirty to fifty head, strew the line cf the Central Pacific between Wells and Winnemucca. In Wyoming whole bands of horses per ished, numbering 7,,000 head. THE OREUON BLOCKADE. Small Progress lv tie i ting Ike Hoad Open. San Francisco, February I.—On the California and Oregon road an army of enow-shovelers is still at work, aud sev eral bucking plows are puehing the snow off the track. There are many slides also to clear and pieces of soft track to put in shape, so if the road is open in a week the forces will have done well. There was rain las' night at Redding and points north. At Siekiyou there was a slight snowfall. Ganeral Superintendent ( Fillmore said today the managers are hopeful of getting the route to Oregon open for travel by next Tuesday. Assist ant Superintendent Pratt and his party were at Sissocs today. THE SNOWBOUND REGION. Redding, Cal., February I.—Clear yesterday, but a steady, rain today. The first mail from Lakeview for a week got in last night. One thousand head of cattle are waiting to get through the snow on the Hatchet creek mountain to the ranges in the valley. The mail has Ito be packed over the mountain on snow chocs. Many interior stations are run ning short of provisions. A man named Charles Wilson, about 75 years old, was found dead in his cabin in Buckeye a few days ago. MUCH RAIN AT DELTA. Delta, Cal., February I.—lt has been raining hard for the past twenty-four hours. There are great fears of much damage by high water and damage to railroads by slides. A train which left Redding on Monday with supplies has not reached Sims yet. The last heard from it it was still at Tunnel 9. It will take about twenty-four hours yet to clear this slide,and it ia impossible to say now when trains will begin to run. A FLOOD IN THE WILLAMETTE. Portland, February I.—Reports to night from paints in" the Willamette valley, state that unusnaily heavy rains have been falling for the past thirty-six hours, and the Willamette river is rising rapidly. Fears are entertained that con siderable damage will result from high water. THE KAIMIN INDUSTRY. Figure* SlisTOlug- Its Urowlnff Im portance In California. San Francisco, February I—The1 —The Chronicle has completed a summary of the raisin yield in California for the year 1889, based upon actual shipping statis tics. Tne total shipments aggregated 1,664 000 boxes, representing nearly 33,000,000 pounds of raisins, an increase of 12,000,000 pounds over the year 1888, and double the yield of the year 1887. The statement includes raisins in boxes and dried grapes, whether shipped in boxes or crates. Fre=no City leads with E32,000 boxes, while other points in Fresno county swell the total to 632,000. Riverside follows with 225,000 boxes; San Diego, 130.000; Los Angeles, 125,000; Redlands, High lands, etc., 71,000; Ontario and vicioity, 39,000; Placer, 40,000; Yolo, 130 000; Hanford, 25,000; Merced. 25 000; Tulare and Porterville, 20,000; Tehama, 20,000; Orange, 18,000; Butte, 15,000; San Jonquiu, Santa Clara and Sutter, 10,000 each. Other returns are scattering bat making tbe aggregate given above. The nresent bearing acreage is placed at 58,000 acres; new aerenge planted, 35,000, making a total of 93 000. The es timated returns are based on full-be3ri.'lg vineyards, and this year's price is placed at $267 per acre. MURDER NKtH COLTON. five Brothers Arrested on Sus- plclon of the Crime. Colton, February I.—The body of Ignecio Lngo, who is believed to have b; en murdered, was found today with six bullet holes therein. Logo's horse waa also found near by riddled with bul lets. Several months ago Lugo pre empted and settled on a piece of Gov ernment land, covered with timber, some of which, it ia claimed, the people of the vicinity had been in the habit of appro priating. Lugo threatened the proeecn tion of any one stealing timber from his land, aud it is believed hia death is due to the enmity felt by some of hia neigh bors.* Five brothers (neighbors) were arrested this evening on suspicion. The father and another brother are missing. Jtoath of a (Voted Violinist. Sacramento, February 1. —The funeral of Eruear. Enrich, formerly a violinist of considerable merit, and said to have been an old acquaintance of Ole Bull, Wilhelm and otner noted musicians, took place yesterday. "Years ago he made a tour of Europe and instituted search for rare violins. Ho owned one instrument at the time of hia death said to be a genuine Stradivariua, valued at $3,000. Of late yeara Ehrich has lived the life of a recluse. He was a native of Germany, aged 00 years. A Skeleton Unearthed- Martinez, Cal., February I—The skeleton of a man was found buried in the sand boach about haif a mile above Martinez yesterday. It waa discovered by a boy who saw a portion of a bone protruding above the sand. The body had been in the ground some time and waa buried with hat and boots on. It is believed to be a case of foul play. Cor oner McMaftera had the remains un earthed and moved for reinterment. Delays Caused by Wrecks. Ban Francisco, February 1. —The west-bound train on the (Southern Pa cific due here this morning encountered a land slide at Tehachapi this morning, which caused a delay of several hours. A west-bound freight train on the Cen tral Pacific alpo met with a mishap be tween Summit and Emigrant thia morn irg. Two cars jumped the track, and though the damage was slight, the acci dent caused delay. Tehachapi, Cal., February I.—Ex press No. 20 left here at 5:30 p. m. for San Francisco, after being detained all day at a slide at tunnel 17. One hundred men were worked in shifts until the slide was cleared. The ground is still shaking, and a gang of men are left on the ground for fear of another elide. Down an Elevator Shaft. San Quentin, February I.—Conrad Hoffman, convicted of murder in the first degree at Ban Francisco in 1882, and sen tenced to imprisonment for life, walked into the elevator shaft from the fourth floor of one of the prison buildings. He saved his life, however, by catching one of the ropes, by the aid of which he slid to the bottom without serious injury. A Chinese Stabbing- Affair. San Francisco, February I.—Two Chinese employees of a tailoring estab iishment quarreled today over a dispute between two members of the firm, and one of them, Wy Bue, stabbed the other, Hung Hing, three times, inflicting fright ful wounds, bnt notJneceESarily fatal. The assailant has not been captured. San Francisco's Deatb Rate. San Francisco, February l._ For the month of January 798 deaths occurred in this city, which is a far greater mor : tality than ever before occurred in a single month. Out of 798 deaths, 345 were occasioned by lung complaint. This wees shows the greatest weekly death rato ever known in the history of the city. There were 214 reported. Stockton's Guarantee Fund. San Francisco, February I.—John Sheeley, of Stockton, today visited this city and presented J. J. Mone, president of the California Baseball League, a cer tified check for $2,000, as a guarantee fund for the Stockton club next season. Jury Disagreed. Salinas, Cal., Fobruary I.—The jury in the Hartman embezzlement case failed to agree and was discharged today. It stood six and six. FIVE CENTS. DRIFTING APART. Differences Between Bis marck and the Kaiser. THE EMPEROB GOING IT ALONE. The Chancellor Sot Consulted on Matters of Political Im portance. Copyrighted, 1890, by New York Associated Press. Berlin, February I.—Daily incidents strengthen the impression that there is a serious divergence of views between Bis marck and the Emperor, or those having the immediate confidence of the Em peror upon the proper course of the Government in some important interna tional concerns. Bismarck's objection to the tone of the speech from the throne has been commented upon. The fact that tbe objectionable part to Bis marck was the Emperor's reference to the labor troubles, and that Yon Ber lephsch has been appointed to a place in the Ministry, giving him control of those things, practically, in place of Bismarck, seems to imply that the Emperor in tends that those things shall be put in the hands of one in sympathy with the ideas set forth in the speech. Within these few days the Emperor has received successively all the leaders of the different groups, and is in conference every day with tome prominent member of the Govern ment groups,having a free interchange of views and commnnicating his own ideas on the proper management of the elec tions. Bismarck has maintained a singu lar reticence as to the policy to be pur sued in the elections. His silence em barrasses the Government candidates. Bismarck'sjletter to the German am bassador to the Vatican is published ob viously to influence the opinions of the Catholic voters. It declares that the Government sees with pleas ure the establishment of Catholic missions in the German colonies; prom ises that all religious orders will be ad milted, including the Jesuits, and all may rest assured of the protection of Germany. Cardinal Bampollaresponded, expressing the extreme satisfaction of tbe Pope at this step, and giving hit) con gratulations upon this further advance towards complete concord. The appointment of Yon Berlephsch to be Minister of Commerce and Mines, is regarded by many as a ruse to catch for tho government candidates the votes of the miners, who are pleased with the fancy that tbe Government is ready to do great things for t'aem. Forecaats of the results of the elections are generally to the effect that thtGermau Conservatives, the Reichspartei and the Center party,will remain nearly intact. The German Liberals lose several seats. The National Liberals are in the greatest danger, as it is thought they will lope twenty-five seats. The Socialists hope to increase their strength from eleven to forty-two. Ex-Minister Yon Pultkamer is a can didate for Srolp, in Pomerania. In ad dressing a meeting of voters there, he said he approved the Conservatives vot ing against the Socialist bill when it finally came before tbe Reichstag, because the law without the expulsion clause was like a knife without a blade. He thought there was no prospect that the new Reichstag would be more amenable than the last one waa to the views of the Government, and if the country waß forced to do without the Socialist law there waa reason to fear that the minor state of siege would be re placed by the full application of martial law. As a matter of principle, the Socialist Democracy must be denied the right of existence in any well-ordered State. Colonel Stoffsl's pamphlet on the Frauco-Germau alliance excites the great est interest. The Kolnische Zeilung says the idea that Germany would buy peace from France by the cession of the im perial province of Alsace-Lorraine is the merest chimera; that no generation of Germans-will ever daretocer*eaa inch of German soil, soaked with the blood of its fathers. The only value Stoffel'a argu ment has, is in fact that now while his countrymen in France are wild with Rutsomania, he warns them against the danger of Slavdom and the influence of the vast barbaric state in the councils of Europe. The Borsen Courier and National Ztitvmg con sider thia point and consider that . Sioffel's warning to France against an alliance with Czardom, will fall on deaf ears now, aa did hia warning in 1870 --againat tbe precipitation of France un prepared into a great war. Small nope for tlve Erin. London, February I.—Hopes had beea entertaiped here that the first vessel to arrive from the Az >res would bring news | of tbe safety of tbe National line steamer i Erin from New York for London, now long overdue. These hopes, however, were dispelled today upon the arrival of the British steamer Gibraltar from St. Michael. The Gibraltar reports tbat up jto the time of her sailing, nothing had been heard at the Azores of the missing steamer. T«k Wilson Sentenced. San Francisco, February I.—James Wilkinson, alias Tug Wilson, was today sentenced by Judge Van Reynegom to seven years' imprisonment at San Qaen tin. "He was arrested in April last for shooting and killing John Whalen on Market street. He interposed the plea of self-defonse, and was found guilty of manslaughter. liratu In Storage. San Francisco, February I.—The stocks of grain in tho San Francisco warehouses February Ist are reported as follows: Wheat, 10,000 tons; barley, 33,000; oats, 2,000., The quantity of wheat at Port Oosta is 97,000 tons, mak ing the total 107,000 tons—a decrease of 25,000 tons during January. One year ago the total was 87.000 tons. murdered, by Burglars. Tombstone, Ariz., February I.—Al fred Roberts, one of Tombstone's pio neers, was struck on tbe head with an ax last night, while asleep bt his saloon, in the heart of tbe city, and was robbed of several hundred dollars. Three sus pected persons are already in jail. Rob erts is unconscious and cannot re* cover.