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THE CRIMINAL CALENDAR. Chris Evans Guilty of First Degree Murder. His Penalty Fixed at Life Im prisonment. Dramatic Incidents at Murderer Prenderffast's Trial. The Portland Conspiracy Oases—Pros rasa of tha Monson Trial—The Cough lin Case— Three Mur derera Hanged. By the Associated Press. Frk.sno, Deo. 14.—The jury in the case of Chris Evana returned a verdict of guilty of murder in tbe first degree, with the penalty fixed at imprisonment for life. At 9 o'clock the jury came into court by error, having been informed that Judge Harris wanted them. They re ported tbat an agreement had not been reached, and they again went to tbeir room. - At 10 o'clock they came in with their verdict. Evans and wife were already in tbe court room and all eyes turned toward them. When the jury entered tbe courtroom, Evans turned deathly pale and remained atill with a steady forward gnze, not uttering a word when the verdict waa announced. Mre. Evane accompanied her husband to jail, but jaet when she entered the jail door ehe fainted and waa in a crit ical condition for more than an hour. Tbe general public is pleased with tbe verdict. Lawyer Hinds,who made an able defense for Evana, will ask for a new trial, but it ia hardly probable tbat it will be granted. PORTLAND CONSPIRATORS. Coavlot Blum's Damaging; Testimony Against Hia Partusra, Portland. Ore., Dec. 14. —In tbe con spiracy trial today tbe assistant post muster testified that 0, J. Mulkey, one cf tbe defendants, rented a box in the Tacoma oflice under the name of Oliver Budd. Blum was tben recalled. Much of his testimony was a repetition of that already given, but more in detail. Blum teatitiod that the |50 per Chinese landed, which, according to arrange ment, wua to be paid to Collector of Customs Lotan, was for the most part paid by Blum to Whitney Lf Boise, chairman of the atate central commit tee, who banded it over to Lotan, When the Merchants' steamßhip company quit business, it owed Lotsn about $4000. Blum estimated the amount of money paid by bim to Collector Lotan at about $20,000. Blum also testified tbat be paid Thos. Jordan, captain of cnatoma inspectors, $1000 during the brief time he was in on tbe deal. A number of letters from Blum and Dunbar to Wilaon, their agent at Vic toria, B. C, containing allusions to shipping Chinese, were introduced. Blum ebowed memoranda of transac tion in Chinese and opium baainesa be tween January 10 and January 20, li".'!. Among the items of receipts and expi u diturea mentioned in tbe memoranda are the following: Paid Lotan $150; paid Lotan $500; paid Boise $350; paid Boise $250; paid Lotan $250; paid Mul key $1200. Ilium stated that Dunbar had left in hia hande a check drawn in favor of Boise for $500, which he took up and paid in caßh. ('ross-examination of Blum tben be gan. The defense attempted to show tbat Blum waß induced to turn state's evidence by the promiaeof immunity on tbe part of the government. THE MONSON CASE. Proceedings In the Celebrnted Edlnburg Criminal Trial. Edinburgh, Dec. 14.—At the Monson trial today expert testimony waa intro duced. Gunmaker McNaughton gave deductions from the wounds in the head of the dead man and bullet markß on the trees near by, and told of experi ments in shooting at various distances and unifies at dead bodies at the morgue under the aupervißion of doctora. Pho tographe of the results were shown. Counsel for the defense stigmatized the experiments as a ghast.lv job. Dr. Littlejohn testified aa to the re sults of the post mortem examination. He said the fatal shot was fired at a die tance of nine feet and could not havo been fired by Hambrongh himself. Dr. McMillan, who made out the cer tificate of accidental death, and wrote the Mutual Life of New York that the lieutenant died by his own hand, testi fied that after co doing he concluded he bad been too hasty. McLean, district manager of the Mu tual Life of New York, testified that Mr. and Mr>. Monson called upon him and said a young gentleman who was coming into a fortune of £200,000 wished to purchaße an eatate, and Mra. Monaon waa going to advance him £20,000, and wanted to insure Lieutenant Hambrough's life for the same amount in order to cover tbe ad vance. Continuing McLean eaid that after two medical examinations of tbe deceased lieutenant, the transaction wae completed by Mrs. Monson giving life insurance agent a check forthe premium. Witness aleo eaid when he heard of the lieutenant's death he made idquiriea and saw the procurator fiscal. THE PRENDERGAST TRIAL. Dramatic Boenes Knacted In the Court Rooriii Chicago, Dec. 14.—Among the wit nesses in the Prendergaet trial today were Edward Stone, a reporter; Police Sergeant Barber, and Miss Sophia Har rison, daughter oi tbe murdered mayor. The story, as developed in tbeir teeti mony, did not differ materially from that already published. Mian Harrison waa greatly agitated while giving her testimony and seemed almoet on the point of fainting at times. Prendergaat was nervous and ill at ease. The case for the proeecntion closed with the introduction of the ballets found in the body of Mayor Harrison. The defense opened with the testi mony of Mrs. Prendergaat, mother of the defendant, whoae evidence wae en tirely devoted to the proof of insanity. Her eon had a bad fall when a child, striking his head and injuring hia eve eight. During her croee-examination by Attorney Trude the prisoner lost bie temper and exclaimed : "Trude, you are a ecoundrel to talk to my mother tbat way." A BATCH OF HANGINGS. Three Brntal Murderer* Pay the Ei- treme Penalty. Pittsburg, Dec. 14. —Angelo Zappe waa banged at 11 o'clock today for tbo murda- of Frank Helmetetter during a row in wbich several families partici pated during the celebration of July 4, 1892. Augelo and hiß brother Joseph were both convicted and sentenced to death, and a abort time ago tbe board of pardona commuted Joseph's sentence to imprisonment for life. StuTUTORT, Pa., Dec. 14. —Ralph Cms-mire, who murdered hia mother at Farmer's Valley, in November, 1892, waa hanged at 10 o'clock thia morning. He went to hiß death calmly. Brockvillk, Ont., Dec. 14. —Charlea J. Lackey was hanged this morning at 8 o'clock, for tbe murder of hia father, eiater and stepmother, in October, 1892, and afterwards burning the bouse above tbeir bodies to conceal hia crime. He went calmly to the gallows, professing repentence. DIED BY HIS OWN HAND. A Promlnrnt Presbyterian Clergyman Commits Bnlclde. New York, Dec. 14. —Rev. Vernon M. Olyphiant died today by his own hand. Hia father, Robert Olyphiant, president of tbe Delaware and Hudeon Canal company, cays bis son bad gone to his room after luncheon, at 3 o'clock. He was visited by hiß little sister Grace aiter thia, but no one went to hia room again until dinner time. The father called bim tben, but receiving no answer, went into tbe young man's room. Here he ionnd hie son, bali sitting, half reclining, on a aofa with a bullet wound iv hia head. On tbe floor waa double-barreled rifle. The family bad beard no shot nor knew of no rea son for the euicide. The young man was a Princeton graduate, and had boen ordained aB a Presbyterian clergyman cix years ago. He had no charge. It ia said the yowie man was mentally un balances! from overstndy. CHANGED HIS PLEA. Jewell Flint to Be Sentenced for Seoond Degree Murder. Sacramento, Dec. 14.—The case of Jewell Flint, charged with tbe murder of Mieß Etta Walker, came up in the superior court today. The district at torney announced that he bad concluded to iavor a proposition from tbe defend ants attorney to permit Flint to with draw hia plea of not guilty of murder and substitute a plea of guilty of murder in the second degree. He believed tbe defendant could receive ample punish ment for hia crime under thia arrange ment. Flint waa requested to stand up. Judge Johnson asked bim if it waa hie wish to withdraw hia former plea of not guilty and substitute one of guilty of murder in tbe second degree. "Yes, air," replied tbe defendant. Judge Johnson then directed the clerk to enter an order accordingly. Judge Johnson est Friday, December 22d, aa tha date for passing sentence. THE COUGHLIN TRIAL. An Alleged Conspiracy to Abduct Mrs. Foy. Chicago, Dec. 14. —The testimony in the Coughlin trial today waa largely devoted to unraveling the myatery as to the horae and wagon wbich took Gro om's body to the catch basin. Nothing of interest developed. There are rumors of a plot to abduct .Mrs. Foy, and tbat policemen bave been eet to keep watch on her. It ia under stood tbat an attempt will be made to force her husband to tell what he knows about the plot. SCHEIG'S ACCOMPLICES. Mrs. Floyd and Her Sons Levied Black mail on Htm. Minneapolis, Dec. 14. —Mrs. Eleanore B. Floyd and her Bona Lew and Frank were jointly indicted on tbe charge of complicity with Philip Scheig in robbing the Bank of Minneapolis. Mra. Floyd wae arrested while visiting her eon in the county jail. It ie rumored that the Floyda used their knowledge of Scbeig'a Btealinga to extort money from him. Scheig asserts that he gave Mrs. Floyd money on aeveral occasions. Found Dead in Bed. Woonsocket, R. L, Dec. 14.—Vioar- General McOabe was found dead in bed this morning. He waa vical-general of the Providence diocese and paator of St. Charleß church since 1855. He waa in hia usual health yesterday and about tbe city last evening. He waß 07 years of age. Removal. Polaskl Bros., merchant tailors, have removed to rooms 113, 114, 115, aecond floor, Stimaon building, Spring and Third streets. Stop that cough by using Dr. St. John's cough syrup. We refund your money if it fails to cure. For sale by Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and Spring sts. A line of fine cat glaeß bottles and manicure sets just received at Little boy's pharmacy. Call and see them, oil South Spring street. Removal sale —Mueieal goods. Prices no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring and Franklin. CAPRIVI ON A HIGH HORSE. Commercial Treaties Pass the Reichstag. The Chancellor Makes a Sen sational Speech. He Equals Some of Bismarck's Lofty Endeavors. Gladstone Creates a Sensation In the Commons by Announcing His Business Programme—Other Foreign News. By the Associated Press. Berlin, Dec. 14.—There waa much excitement in the rebhatag when the Spanish treaty of commerce waa intro duced for aecond reading. Manteuffei attacked the general and commercial policy of the government, whose treat ment of the agricultural classes encour aged agrarian agitation. Yon Caprivi made a vigoroua reply. He eaid it waa true the Russian treaty would be made at tbe expense of hus bandry, inaamuch aa the grain produc ing Btates muat receive concessions through it. The chancellor added that he only opposed the method of agitation reeorted to by the farmers' alliance, and asserted that it waa not coneervative to appeal to majorities againßt tbe au thority of the government. Tbe latter must seek support from large portions of the population, and not from any in dividual party, and would take support wherever it could find it. Tbe remark of Caprivi to tbe effect that deputies ahould not be influenced by tbe masses caused a decided sensa tion. Alluding to the currency, the chancel lor aaid he wae oppoeed to taking any etepa in that direction, unlees England joined. Both the Spanish and Servian treatiea passed aecond readingH by large majori ties. London, Dec, 14. —The correapondent of tbe Poet at Berlin says: Caprivi'a apeech in the reichetaa? waß made when he waa fresh from an audience with the emperor. He waa evidently in the high eat spirits and treated the reichßtag to a speech of such point and nerve aa-has not been heard by that body aince Bia marck retired to private life. In reference to the currency question, tbe chancellor denied that the buying power of gold had risen high enough to injure Ger man husbandry. The Prussian minis ter of commerce was to make inquiries on the subject, extending into the inter ior of Austria and Africa, and the result of this inquiry must be awaited. The bead of tbe English government, Glad atone, had most pointedly expressed hie antagonism to bimetallism, and there fore a change in tbe attitude of Eng land could not be hoped for. If he him-"i: continued tbe chnncellor, were a fanatical bimetallist, he would not under the preeent circumatancea move a single step in that direction. GLADSTONE'S PROGRAMME. It Canses an Exciting Beaslon or the Honse of Commons. London, Dec. 14.—There waa quite an exciting sitting of the houee of com mona today, arising outof tbe announce ment made by Gladstone that, owing to the preaent atate of business, tbe gov ernment proposed to adjourn on Friday, December 22d, and meet again the fol lowing Wednesday. Sir John Dorrington, Coneervative, moved to adjourn in order to call atten tion to tbe backward atate of public buainesa. The opposition intended tbis motion as an indication of the alleged general incapacity of the government in conducting buainesa, and expressed ita intention of pressing tbe motion to division. Sir Richard Paget, Conservative, in seconding Doriington'a motion, was loudly cheered, especially when he de clared the present condition of things in public affairß was becoming positively intolerable. These attacks finally brought Glad stone to hia feet, and he replied warmly to tbe onslaught of the opposition, and amid frequent interruptions declared tbe house must meet again aa he had indicated or tbe pariah councils bill must be abandoned. Balfour, Conservative leader, accused the government of trying to trample on tbe opposition, who, Balfour added, were little below tbe government sup porters in number. After a heated debate, during wbich Gladstone wae greeted witb groana by the opposition and cheers from hia sup porters, the cloture waa moved and a motion to adjourn rejected, 165 to 115. The announcement of the vote called forth loud cheera from the government aupportera. TWO FRENCH SPIES On Trial for Bketohlog tha Fortifica tion* at Kiel. Leipsig, Deo. 14,—The trial of two supposed French spies, Dubois and Malvers, arrested last August at Kiel on board the English yacht Insect, while making sketches of the German fortifi cations, began today. Dubois has con fessed that he was employed to do thia by members of tbe French general staff, a professor of tbe war academy and tbe bead of the department of marine forti cations. The prisoners declined to ex plain the nature ol their relations with the French ministry of marine unless tbe public waa excluded from the court room. This waa granted, and tomorrow tbe pleadings of counael will commence. Diseased American Hams. Berlin, Dec. 14.—1t ie announced that out of 190 salted American btms ex amined in the Central market, this city, one waa found December 9th full of trichinae in tbe chrysalis state. As it was thought probable aome of the trichinae might be alive, experiments TWELVE PAGES. tending to demonstrate whether or not Buch trichinae might spread, an inspec tion will be made by Ilerr Hertwig, di rector of meat inspector. The hams have been handed to tbe police. Disasters on the Irish Coast. London, Dec. 14.—A Holyhead dis patch says the Bteamer Rose has been drifting in the Irish Bea 18 hours. She rescued tbe captain of a Dublin collier in an open boat; there was also in the boat tbe corpse of one of the crew. The captain reported tbat tbe collier encoun tered a fearful gale. Twelve of tbe crew were drowned, three of whom were washed overboard before the vessel went down, An Altered Opera. Vienna, Dec. 14.—Before Loon Caval lo'a opera, I Medici, was passed by the court theater censor many passages of the libretto were altered. In tbe last act in the original copy two priests mar dei Giuliano. The censor takes thiß crime out of the hands of the priests and ruakes two noblemen commit the mur der. The title of tbe pope is also changed. The New Italian Ministry. Rome, Dec. 14.—The new ministry haa practically been completed, although not yet gazetted. It wili probably be: Crispi, premier, interior and ad interim foreign affaire; Calenda. justice; Sar acco, treasury; Sonnino, finance; Micceni, war; Morin, marine; Baccelli, education: Bozelli, huebandry ; Perazzi, public worke; Ferraris, posts. Argentine Bonds. London, Dec. 14. —The Times' finan cial article says it understands the Morgana have been officially requested to be prepared in January to pay inter eat on Argentine loane, in accordance with tbe Rothschild agreement. Thia indicatee that tbe Argentine government ia confident congreea will adopt the agreement. The Matabels War. Capetown, Dec. 14. —Major Goldadama reporte that Major Forbee wae aleo at tacked on tbe Sbangani river but suc ceeded in repulsing the Matables. A corporal and three troopers in Major Forbes' command were wounded. Re inforcements for Major Forbes have been dispatched from Bnluwayo. Challenged to a Duel. Buoa Pksth, Dec 14. —Gromon, min ister of defense, haa challenged Deputy Olay to a duel for a personal insult offered during debate in tbe diet. CROWS ON THK RAUFAGI, Renegade Indiana Killing Cattle In Montana. Billings, Mont., Dec. 14. —The Crowe are out again. Nearly all the young men of the tribe, belonging to tbe Prior mountain branch, tbe ones who made the trouble lait spring on the newly ceded strip, are massed at the head of Stilwater creek, off the reservation and killing cattle wantonly. Agent rVyman haa refused to make an effort to drive them in, and refers the aheriff to the governor for aid. Sheriff Ramsay has telegraphed Governor Rickards tbe statua of affairs, but has reason to be lieve tbe eettlere will take the matter into their own hands. The locality where tbe Crows are doing their chief work of destruction ie about 40 miles from the railroad. Stockmen have a detatcbment in the fisld and have de clared their intention to take the law into their own banda and protect their atock, even if tbey are obliged to kill off half of the Crow tribe. RECEIVER TRUMBULL. Ha Will Divorce the Gnlf System from the Union Pacific. Omaha, Neb., Dec, 14. — Receiver Trumbnll of the Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf road, accompanied by General Duell and other officers of the road, came today to arrange the divorce of the Gulf system from the main line. Thia afternoon Trumbull spent several hours iv coneultation with General Manager Dickinßon of the Union Pacific and arranged for an interview with Receiver Anderson tomorrow. Receiver Clark ia expected here from New York Saturday and plane for tbe divorce will be completed. Trumbull eaid, though, the transfer would be made not later than Monday, and after that the Denver and Gulf would operate as an independ ent line. MAD AT MORTON. Two State Granges Denounce the Secra- tary or Agriculture. Harrisburg, Dec. 14.—Secretary Mor ton's speech at the world's fair congress last September was the subject of a res olution passed today by tbe Pennsylva nia State Grange, calling on President Cleveland to request his resignation unless he retract his utterances about granges, alliances, etc. Baltimore, Md., Dec. 14. —The atate grauge passed resolutions condemning Secretary Morton ior utterances inimical to farmers. Steamers Laid Up. San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The Pacific Coast Steamship company issued a bul letin today that will add 300 men to the ranks of the unemployed. Six steam ers—tbe Queen, Alex. Duncan, Alki, Coos Bay, Santa Cruz and Yaquina—are to be laid up until coasting business improves. A Society Wedding. New York, Dec. 14.—New York society was well represented at tbe mar riage of Miss Katharine Sands and Theodore A. Havemyer, jr. It was aolemnized at Grace church. The cere mony waa performed by Rev. William B. Huntington, rector of tbe church. Sentenced for Assault. San Dikqo, Dec. 14.—Elmer Gordon of Cajon valley, aon of a prominent citi zen, waa today eentenced to a year at Kan Quentin for aßaanlt with a deadly weapon on a saloon man. A Flue mansion Burned. Oyster Bay, L. 17, Dec. 14.—Mr. S. V. K. Conger'a mansion at Bayville burned this morning. Lose, $50,000. Thurston's Millinery and California Straw Workß, 264 8. Main street, oppo site Third. FRUIT AWARDS AT THE WORLD'S FAIR PLACES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ALL OTHER SECTIONS. PRICE FIVE CENTS AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL The House Deadlocked for Two Hours. Statehood Bills Given Full Right of Way. Republicans Filibuster Against the Arizona Bill. The Federal Elections BUI Placed on tha Ssnatn Calendar—Voorhees Intro* dace* Hia Long-Expected Financial Bill. By the Associated Press. Washington, Dec. 14.—The house was deadlocked for two hours today by the refueal of the Republicans to vote on a motion to go into a committee of the whole for consideration of the Ari zona etatehood bill. The Democratic leadere decided thia morning to proceed with the coneideration of the Arizona and New Mexico bills and dispose of them before the holidaya. Tbe Repub licans do not relish the idea of bringing these Democratic territoriea into the union, and at tbe request of tbeir lead era refrained from voting, except those from the newly admitted states of Wash ington, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and the Dakotaa.JßTbe Democrats expect to have their own quorum preaent tomor row. The McGarraban bill was called np during the morning honr, but filibus tered against by Sayrea of Texas, chair man of the appropriations committee. Immediately after the reading of the journal Dockery called up the bill to improve the metboda of accounting in tbe postoff.ee department. The bill abolishes the poatal note, reduces the schedule of ratea for money orders ap proximately to the scale of fees charged by express companies, and makea other changes. Tbe bill passed without de bate. The bill limiting the time nnder which claimants to property nnder tbe donation aot of 1850 must appear, to January 1, 1895, and giving the present occupants of lands a preferential claim in case the title under the act of 1850 is not perfected, waa taken np. There waa aome debate by Hermann of Oregon and Van Voorhia of New York. The latter intimated that some private interest must exist in the bill; that it sought to deprive one olaaa oi claimants for tbe benefit of another. He declared that it would be another Dcs Moines river case. Hermann stated that old claimants had 40 years to confirm their titles. It was not designed to dispossess any claim ants. The bill limply required the original claimants or their heir to coma forward and protect their titles or sur render them to the present occupants. The bill passed. VOORHEES' FINANCIAL BILL. It Is Unsatisfactory Alike to Goldbnga , and Silver Man. Washington, Deo. 14.—Senator ~Voor- j hees today introduced his long promised • financial bill. It provides for tha coin- < age of the silver seigniorage; for tha ' purchase and coinage oi (2,000,000 worth ' of silver per month after the coinage of ' the Beignolrage; for the retirement of paper currency of less denomination than $10, and for the appointment of an international monetary commission. The bill ia not recaived with any great degree of favor by either the sireer ! advocates or opponents. In regard to tbe inference fat soma quarters that the administration favored ' tbe bill, Voorhees today said: "My bill j ia not tbe reault of one word of consul- ; tation, and I certainly do not claim to ; repreeent tbe administration in intro ducing it. Ido deaire, however, to help ; the treasury out of its deficiency." The anti-silver men do not like tbe features of the bill providing for tha coinage of the seigniorage, because they say the coinage of this portion of tho silver bullion would weaken tbe seen- ' rity of the notes outstanding against tbat bullion, as an entirety. On the other hand, the extreme silver men are not pleaded with tbe bill aa a whole. Senator Stewart denounced it aa a "sham and a fraud." SENATE PROCEEDINGS. The Federal Elections BUI Plneed am the Calender. Washington, Dec 14—In tbe senate today a joint resolution relieving the employees of tbe injured in the Ford's theater disaster from the operation of the law fixing the time for which sick leave may be granted, passed. It waß agreed that when tbe senate adjourn it be till Monday. The house bill for two additional jue tices oi tbe supreme court of Oklahoma passed witb tbe amendments. The committee on privileges and elec tions reported favorably the honse bill to repeal tbe federal election laws. Chandler, tor the minority of the oom mittee, waa given leave to submit a mi nority report. The bill was placed on tbe calendar. Several petitions in favor of govern ment ownership of telegraphs were pre sented. STATEHOOD BILLS. Tbey Will Have tbe Klght or Way Tilt Pasted. Washington, Dec. 14. —Democratic leaders of the house bave decided to consider and pass tbe bills ior tbe ad mission of A riiona and New Mexico be fore tbe tariff debate begins. Tbe com mittee on rules has prepared a special order to be introduced should tbe Re publicans filibuster against them. Tbe rules committee this morning de cided to give the committee on terri tories time to dispose of the bills ior the admission of Arizona and New Mexico before the Christmas holidays. Holi days adjournment wan discussed, but no date fixed. It is believed, however, it will be taken tbe 221.