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A FLOOD OF
RAIN AND A
GALE OF WIND.
Northern and Central Ciilifoi
foniia Storm Swept.
Railroad Travel in All Direc
tions Blocked.
MANY TOWNS INUNDATED.
lios Angeles Freight Tram Wrecked
iv a Tuuuel.
Riven aud Streann Running Bunk Fal!«
Storiei of Saow-Bouuil Passen
ger! In ths Sl.kiyou
aitiunttiiuß.
By Thi: Herald's Leased Who.
San Francisco, Jan. 4.—The city waa
flooded with water and Bwept by wind
today, berating a ecore of sewers, up
rooting trees in Golden Gate park and
blowing down Beveral buildings. Two
bridgea aerosß College creek were swept
away, and roada in various directions are
impaaauble. There waa no direct com
munication with Oregon all day.
The seven wires controlled by tho
Western Union between San Francisco
end Chicago are down. A large force of
repairers were dispatched to the moun
tains in the vicinity oi Truckee and Sic
cone.
LOS ANGELES Fr.EIGHT WRECKED.
The Lob Angelea freight due in Oak
land at 5:10 was wrecked at the Alta
mont tunnel near Livermore this after
noon. The engineer was killed and tbe
fireman seriously injured. Their names
are not known here and the railroad
people refuse to give any facts about the
disaster. The wreck waa caused by a
washout. The accident has caused a
blockade between Oakland and Tracer.
A wrecking train waa sent out tonight.
It wae reported at Weat Oakland, to
night, that it was the Los Angeles ex
press that waa wrecked and that many
bad been killed, but railroad operators
profess to know nothing abont any
..uu whatever. W'aehouts are repcrted
from various points'. A washout at Port
Coata haa prevented the Sacramento
and overland trains from leaving the
pier tonight.
Alvarado ia nearly all under water.
The narrow-gange track between Mount
Eden and Buasel etation has been
waahed away. Reports of a dam being
washed away come from Rodeo.
A SPEEDY WIND.
Ashland, Ore., Jan. 4—Demoraliza
tion of traffic on the Shasta division of
the Sonthern Pacific by continued hoavy
etorma of the past two or three dare
seems to be mostly over this evening,
and traina are moving again, though
considerably behind time. The north
bound overland, which left Sau Fran
ciaco for Portland on Wednesday even
ing, reached Aehlaud tbia afternoon,
nearly 24 hours bobiud time, after being
blockaded in the snow for 20 hours seven
miles north of Sisaon. Pasaengera ar
riving on this train tell of fearful atorma
that raged in the Mt. Shasta eaction. A
gentleman talking with an Associated
Preea representative stated at the point
where the train was stuck tbo wind blew
60 miles an hour, and drifted the snow
until the train, or some of the cars,
were completely buried.
TWELVE ENGINES HOOKED ON.
The railroad people exerted every en
ergy to clear the tracks, and 12 enginea
were nnable to move the train, and it
waa not until the company cent a rein
forcement of 100 men to the scene to
Bhovel the enow away by hand tbat it
was possible to budge the train. Two
druwheads were pulled out, but big log
chains were brought into use until
Hornbrook was reached, when two
hours' additional time wae lost making
repairs, There wae plenty of fuel on
board to heat tho cars, but tbo railroad
company had to forward food suppliea
from Sieson aud Dunemnir to belated
passengers. For a long diatance along
the line in Northern California the pas
sengers in the train arriving today re
port that the enow was almost on a
level witb the car windows as tbe tram
moved along. Tbe train due from the
south tbia evening is reported eight
hours late at thia time. No trouble haa
been experienced on tbe rood over the
Siekiyou mouutaina vet, though heavy
Btoruaa have prevailed there, too. No
■now at ali has fallen at Ashland to
date. Trains on tbe north end ware do
laved by it land slide in Cow Creek
crilou, near West Fork, today for lour
hours.
GREAT SNOW HANKS.
The blockade will remain open prob
ably only for a few houre, aa the snow is
falling fast. The day has bsen rainy.
The train that was snoived under at
Black Butte Summit yesterday was
pulled ont laat night, oue cur at a time,
and hanled ahead to a siding. Tho cars
were completely covered, and but lor
tbe plows that followed and tho rotary
ahead they would have had to dij; prim
ped holeH to find the care. Superin
tendent Cooiey Beys it ia the deepest
snow and fell the faeteat ever known on
the road. Today's train from the south
got here five hours lute, but ia still hero.
AH the ougines have bosu in nse on the
plowa and enow trains. An effort will
be made tonight to move trains. But
for the gotary the road would be block
aded Bolid ior weeks to come, aa the old
puah blowß could not move thia anow.
Thu southbound train ia marked live
hours late, but it is hardly possible for
it to g t through tonight.
RAILROAD SERVICE CRIPPLED.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. —Railroad aer
rice into San Francisco iB somewhat
crippled as a result of the severe storms
throughout Northern California. No
trains are running on the Northern Pa
citic coast road on account of » washout
between Ross station end Tnmalpaia.
At Sin Rafael the tracks and the whole
neutral part of town are under water.
Southern Pacific traina ou • the-Oregen
branch are also dolayed, buow storms in
the Siskiyou region having blocked all
n j betweeu tbis fltf and
PorMand.
TME STORM GENERAL.
The United States weather bureau has
received roporta of high water in the
rivers. During thu past 24 huura there
haa hnen a rainfall amounting on an
average to three inches throughout the
entire territory tributary to tho Sacra
mento river and below tho enow line.
At Ifedding the rivor at 4 p. m. was
10.5 fent und rising. At Rod Bluff it
stood 'J2 4 feet, hn' all the water waa
not passing through the gauge, as a new
i:hannol bas heen cat about a mile
above the gauge and emptying below
;lu> The filago will approximate
28 feet and the danger lino la 21 feet.
At Colusa the river waa 10 feet
und rising. Tbe Ijvoea will hold a
stage o! 25 feet, bnt will not carry the
waver now at Red Bluff, An overflow
of tho upper Sacramento to tbe tulo
Viasins is imminent. It will probably
OCOUr on the !oit bank. Feather river
is rising slowly, hut no danger is feared.
The ratulall wan tbe heavies t in the
American river territory, and there will
Ue a rapid rise of that stream. It ie
probable tbat the Suorameuto river at
Sacramento will reach the danger line
of 25 foer, in the next three days. There
has been a heavy rain, amounting to
1.5 Inohea throughout the Sau Joaquin
valley. The rain still continues aud no
estimate can ba male of its effect on
the liver.
UP IN THE SIERRAS.
Sacramento, .lon, 4.~0n the Central
Pacific tho enow came down as far ac
Emigraut Gap and waa aluahy and hard
to handle. All the plowe are running,
but traina tomorrow will be late. Cache
creek burat ita levee at Yolo and inun
dated tha town. There nro washouts
between Blackß and Dunnigan aud be
tween .Aiaxv/ell and Colusa junciion,
Tbey will be roDaired by tomorrow
afternoon. Considerable country ia
tioodod. Thero are soino minor breaks
on the Oregon line, but th y aro nearly
repaired and trains will be ruuning to
night. There is a washout at l'uta
creek, weßt of Davisville, and washout?
at Klmira and Goodyear, and trains wiil
bßve to run via Stockton tiil tbey are
repaired.
The river bore iB only 20 fast, 4 inches,
having fallen several inches.
FORTY-FIVE MILKS AN HOUR.
In 24 hours tbe rainfall waa 2.75
inches, making upwards of 13 inches for
the season thus far, against 5.75 last
Beahon to date. Tbo wind last night and
this morning blew at the rato of 40
milca an hour. The only damage wns
to a few top-heavy trees, it ia nov; clear
and calm.
HIGH WATER AT NAPA
• Napa, Jan. 4. —Late laatnight - heavy
rain commenced and it continued all
night. Two inches fell in 10 hoars, and
at Oaliatoga 4. inches fell. This waa
sufficient to cau9a i\ 11 rod. By 9 o'clock
a. m. the rivor left Its banka and rose
until afternoon, when it was hither
than at any time linos 1881. Resident*
of the lower part of town were taken
from tbeir hemes in boats, end Mayor
Shnrtleff had arranged for their earn in
the higher sections of tho town. The
morniug train fiom San Francisco is
etalied 20 miles from htn, and
no train left for thu south to
day. Oue train reached hero
from San Francisco before noon, but it
could get no fnrther. The track is sev
eral feot under water in places and haa
put out the ttres under the boilera.
Manufacturing establishments along the
rivor are nearly all clojed and some of
them have Deon slightly damaged. The
total losb will be Hinall. No river boats
have moved since last night on account
of high water. Tbe entire population
of Napa span l ; the day on the atreeta
aeeiutt tbe eights aud enjoying the nov
elty of boating along the main streets.
It iB not raining tonight and the water
will probably go down tomorrow.
AT MONTEREY.
Monterey, Jan. 4.—The eastern por
tion of this city, botweon the depot and
the Del Monte bath houses, is inundat
ed, and the water is still rising. Street
cars have ceased running, and Alvurado
etreet, the main busine.-B street of the
city, is a mass of ruins with water and
mud. The (Jarmel river is rising, and
it is feared wili overflow ita bauks.
Lob Gatos, Jan. 4.—Five and a half
inches of rain fell here in IB hours. Los
Gatos creek ib at high water mark.
LIVKRMORE VALLEY INUNDATED.
Maptinhz, Jan. 4— Alhambra creek
overflowed ita hanks and flooded the
busineee portion of town. The damage
will amount to several thouaaud dollars.
The loss to grain men and orchardiata
will be large.
Hay wards, Jan. 4. — San Lorenzo
crock was higher today than ovor before
recorded. The railroad was flooded to a
depth of four feet, aud the electric care
were stopped. Many culverts aud small
bridge.! a/ere washed out in the canine.
Woodland, Jan. 4 —The t term today
haa been terrific, naarly 4 inchea ol rain
having fallen in 24 hours. Cache creek
il running over bo.h banks and is now
about a mile end a hall wide. The rati
road ie washed away above Dunnigan.
liuckeye and Bird order. • are bank fuli.
The railroad bridfro over Bird creek ia
threatened, and the track ia waahed
away at several points. Tbis atonu de-
Btroyß tbe laat v- of hope for tho
tv c faruiera. The wagon bridßS north
of Dunnigan ie also in danger.
At Capay the storm has done consid
erable damage. Tbe creek is overflow
ing its banks. The old irrigating ditch
ou the south aide of town ia alao a
source of great trouble. It has been
neglected 1 by tho owners, and aa a
consequence has broke.i iv many places,
Hooding the Burroundiug diatricta. The
end of the bridge landing in Hungry
Hollow wished out at noon, leaving a
gap of abont 41) feet. Water ia running
over tho grade for a distance of a quar
ter of a mile. ,
COLUSA SAFE.
Colusa, Jan. 4.—Th re wore no mails
today, ns the north-bound train is de
layed below the county line on account
of a wash. The south-bound is in the
some condition jußt above Maxwell.
Several hundred feet of track aro waßhed
out betweed Oolnsa Junction and Will
iams. There is no high water, as ths
rise Red at Bluff will not be felt bore till
Saturday. Tbe storm is ovor, and the
only danger to the tule farmora ia from
water from the hilU, which ie abundant-
S i manr breaka are opposite the river
it cannot raise sufficiently to get into
Colusa.
0, A. Bamner i rjo.'s auction or lo's today.
Dr. Price's Creami Baking Powder
Awarded Gol Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SATURDAY MOKNING, JANUARY 5, fW»!i
RETICENT RAILROAD OFFICIALS.
Reported Wreck of the Los
Angeles Express.
The Company Admits the Smashing-
Up of a Freight.
The Story lo Oakland Is That It Was
an Express Train ami That
Maoj Lives Were L."St.
Special to Thu Herald.
Han Francisco, Jau 4—The Loa An
galea freight due in Oakland at 6:10 wae
wrecked at Aitamont tunnel, near Liv
ermore, thia afternoon. Engineer Harry
Hubbard waa killed aud the fireman cc
riously injured.
Kailroad people refuse to give facts
about tat disaster. The wreck was caused
by a washout. The accident has caused a
blockade between Oakland and Tracy.
A wrecking train was cent out tonight.
It was reported at West Oaklaud to
night that it waa the Los Angolos ex
pross that waa wrecked, and that many
people had been killed, but railroad
operators profoss to know nothing about
any wreck whatever. VVasnou'.a are re
ported from various points.
His Kxllo Knd.-ri,
London, Jan. 4—a dispatch to the
Times from Sofia aays: Aa an outcome
of amnesty ree«>ntly granted to political
offenders, M. Zankoff, who was exiled
for plotting a .ainst the government, has
returned. Ha waa given an ovation by
his auuer<inta.
Wilkies' Way.
Washington, Jan. 4. — Rsproosntativa
Wilkies haa given notice of amendments
to the c irreacy bill; one providing that
ous-half of tho cue'oms duties be p:.id
in gold or legal tender and cnother for
tho issue of bonda ior maintaining the
gold reserve. -
HOUSE THIEVES HANGED.
oklahoMi sictplkrs aSTfi our
JUftTIOJS.
A Rind 6f Outlitra It un Soira and
Thr.o of IhSta Straus; Up
to TlfrS.
Wic hita, Kan., Jan. 4.—News was re
ceived tonight from Kin4ii?,her, U. T , of
tha wholesale hanging of horde thieves
in tho Cheyenne and Arapahoe country.
The settlers have been the victims o)
marauding' hands of horse and car!lo
thici7es, and finding the authori
ties too alow, several vigilance
committees were organised in different
parts of the coun ry. Three vigilanteo
v few dars ago Starred on the trait of
tha band and * battle followed, result
ing in tho Hounding of two vigilantes
and ths capluro of three thioves.
The latter were hanged withiut daisy.
Their bodlei were shot to pieces nnd
left hanging as a warning to their kin.
0(1 PARKER'S CRAWL.
He Trio-; to Sqnlmi Out cf the- Charge of
Xlilcvvry It:-. ALs.dc Against Reporters.
Tho ilcv. Dr. Joseph Pnrker, pastor
sf the City Terapln of London, who, in
a letter to Tho Times, denounced ns
thieves nil reporters who printed ser
mons without consent of the preachers,
has climbed down. Ho has not dose it
with good grace, says v London oorro
ipondorft In fact, his .it. Undo now, aft
er writing twO more, letter:! c:i the Sub
ject; is touch less creditable than when
lie first gave i::tli-crcr.t expression to his
feelings. Jn tho lirst letter lie said:
"Is it eight to report sermons; without
ashing tho permission of tho preacher.-?
Is it right to make a living out of an
other man's brains without compensat
ing bim? The proQohor earns his liveli
hood by his sermons, " eta
This langnage seems clear and, nnn
rjnivocal, especially when combined
with Dr. Parker's answer to his own
questions, declaring an unauthorized
reporter a thief. Not unnaturally Dr.
Parker's letter aroused a storm of pro
test among English believers in simple
New Testament Christianity. The Non
conformist conscience made things f-:o
warn for the pastor of the ("ity Temple
that ho wrote a second letter to The
Times.
.Tho substance of it was simply that
ho meant nothing by his lirst letter ex
cept a protest against tho inaccuracies
which are sure to appeal in reports of
sermons nuless they aro revised hy tho
preaehor. He even protested that he felt
hurt that anybody should be unkind
enough to impute to him any other mo
tive
Tho Times, in discussing tho matter,
treats this second lottor with tho scorn
it deserves. It says:
"These views of tho claims of tho
•preacher aro widely divergent, unless
indeed they aro to bo harmonized by as
suming tout tho author's re-vision of the
report of his sermons will bo granted
only for a consideration. Still we are
left in considerable doubt about Dr.
Parker's position. Is he concerned only
about the imperfections of tho report,
or is he anxious about the selling value
of ltie sermone and couccrnod about re
porters' errors only in so far as tbeir
correction gives him a means of demand
ing remuneration? It may apparently
become a question whether copyright
vests in tho man who preaches a ser
mon or in the congregation which pays
him for preaching it. Judging from
analogy, wo should supposo that the buy
er of a composition buys it outright un
less a different arrangement has been
explicitly made beforehand. This, how
ever, is tin affair botwoen tho preacher
and those who pay him to proach.
"In cither case wo seem to have drift
ed a considerable distanco from tho
ideals ot the early Christian ohnrcb,
and perhaps equally far from the theo
ries upon which all candidates for the
cure of souls aro still supposed to pro
ceed. Tho identification of a money
changer with a high priest might advis
ably bo left somewhat less complete and
obtrnsivo."
Meantime the public controversy over
the subject continue.. in a, lively fashion.
C. A. Sumner & Co.'t auction of lots '.o luy.
AT SANTA CRUZ.
Th« Watering; Plaea Inundated—Muoh
Uainagn Don*.
Santa Cm z, Cel., Jan. 2.—Tbe San
Lorenzo river is higher tonight than for
years. The heavy rains of last night
and today-have eanied-'.be rivsr to rise
to a htigbt that even surpasses the old
timers who were here in tbe former
floods of 1861 62. Back yards are under
water and the bulkheads have been
overflowed nntil now the rirer is within
a few feet on Laurel street of Pacific
avenue. In the Garibaldi bouse there
is over a foot of water and in Chinatown
the residents are preparing to move, as
the wa'er is rapidly approaching the
houses. Tbat part of Front street
which is a part of tbe burnt district is
covered with water.
Twenty cords of wood a minute are
floating down tbe river. Pieces of
bridge limber are among the driftwood,
giving indications tbat bridges up the
river bave been washed out.
Ihe electric light and power bouse
was Hooded and the plant shut down
this sltornoon. The electric cars and
tho electric light syetema were thsrsfore
compelled to snipend. Three lengths of
tha railroad bridge at the mouth of the
river were washed out tbis afternoon.
Un the Boulder creek branch of the
narrow gauge road four bridges have
been washed ont. At Soquel the main
street was Hooded and several fainilie3
had to move out. The water is receding
tonight.
FLOOD IN TH.: OAHDSN CITY.
San Jose, Jan. 4 —Heavy rains in the
mountains have caused streams to rise
rapidly, and the low sections north
of the city are flooded. Nearly all tbe
territory from a mile north of town to
Agnews is under water, The rainfall
lor today was 1.92 inches.
FROII BLEAK SIBERIA,
TERRIBLE EXPERIBNCEB. OF A
TR4NS>PJKTEI) NIHILIST.
After treats o' sa&Vrlag hj Beeaned with
Others and Is >"ow in
Clttoago.
Chicago, Jan. 4.—John Baroff, a Rus
sian, told a strange tale in en insane
ceil at tbe detention bospitnl. .Judge
Connelly and Dr. Partner, the examin
ing physician, while realizing the tnen
t.' l condition of the man, are inclined to
believe that hia etory ia trne.
About six years ago the young man,
who is etill under 30 yeara old, soys ho
wae discovered in a c nipirncy to kill
Alexander HI, and the whole royal fam
ily. The plot had heen woli developed,
and it was on the eve ol ita oxscution
before the R-usian authorities became
aware of ita existSUOß. Barotf. alonr.
with 200 others, waa tnkan into custody,
oortv.etedaad'tilled to Sib-aria.
THE P.iISON AT ST. PKTItHNIICHG.
For four m n'.iu p eviom to his sen
tence Baroff languished in prison at St.
Peterburg it) company with several other
pritonert. Ch lined with him nan an
cx-t'eneral cf the Russian army, a man
of 00 veers of a»o. I'lio voutig epy and
hia distinguished compsolon bad not
been together many days before they
began to uevi-ie means ol eieape for
themselves and the daughter of tho
general, a yonug 'girl of 17 years, who
had heen exiled with hor father.
They were not long in enlisting the
sympathies of the locksmith who hau
charge of tho keya to the prisoners'
letters, and him they converted t) toe
principles ol nihilism. It was agreed
UDOn a certain night the prlsonors
should all be f-eed of thoir fetters. A
secret password, known only to Ihe
soldiers and officers of tho guard, was
obtained from the sympathizer with
the nihilists.
The ft to ape wss made through c shaft,
which Baroff climbed, haul ng the gen
era! and his daughter up alter him by
means of ropes. A team in waiting fivo
nule3 from tbe scene of escape bore the
fugitives to a village of Kirgheae. From
there tliey took up their journey lo Rus
sia on foot, and being Without sufficient
food tbey were obliged to subsist upon
roots and herbs. Three times they wero
challenged by solitary guards.
"I will not say whnt we did with
these," ssid Baroff, "but you rau easily
imagine. They bad to be gotten out of
Ite wjy. and they were "
DIED I'KOM EXPOSURE.
The old general died of exposure be
fore he reached the border lines of Si
beria, but Barotf and tho young woman
arrived in St. Petersburg, where ohe
changed her name and has lived sinco.
Barofi's trouble was not over yet, and
be hardly escaped with bia life in cross
ing the intrecchments which separate
(-iermany and Russia. Ac he leaped the
chasm a Russian soldier saw him and
bred at him. Tho young nihilist) still
bears tbe scar of the bullet, which struck
the back nl his head.
As Russian soldiers are not allowed to
set foot on German soil, Baroff lay
where he fell uutil picked up by Ger
man farmers, who cared for bim until
he recovered and came to America.
Baroff wns adjudged insane and com
mitted to Jefferson. Barcff's pressnt
plight ia due to drink. He was perfectly
rational tbia morning, however, and
talked Sa intelligently ac any one.
Guatemala aud SI«xlao.
City or Mexico, Jan. 4 —Ths ex
pected arrival of ministers from Hon
duras and Salvador, and the possible
nomination of miniatera from Nicaragua
and CobU Rica, put new light on the
Guatemalan-Mexican boundary nego
tiations. The evident object ia ta sup
port Guatemala and bring a force enfti
cisnt to make Mexico back down. All
appearances are that Guatemala ia
making etlorta to form a Central Ameri
can league against Mexico lor tbe set
tlement of old scorea. The Guatemalan
minister is alleged to bave telegraphed
after his official reception that the re
sponse of Diaz was applauded, contrary
to the diplomatic precedent; that he
used threatening language and pre
judged questiona of high importance
to ell Central Americana.
Tim Tehoantspoo Hallway.
Coatzacoalcos, Mex., Jan. 4.—The
business of the National Tehusntepec
railroad ie increasing rapidly end the
federal government bas found it profita
ble. Toere will be several important
feeders constructed ths present year. It
ia announoed the government has re
jected the proposition of C. P. Hunting
ton to buy the Tthuantepeo railroad.
Tribute to NoTVllat Stereuson.
San Francisco, Jan. 4.— The Guild of
Artt sod Grafts will ereot a fountain in
tbs old plaza on Kearny street in mem
ory of Robert Loais Stevenson. A cir
cular asking for oontribntions to raise
*60U haa been itantd.
C. A. Sumner 4 Co.'i auction oi lota today.
NEW CURRENCY BILL PROPOSED.
Sperry's Substitute for Car
lisle's Hill.
An Off Day in Both the Senate and
the House.
-Morgan OoDolados Bla Arf-umaut r.,r ths
Nicaragua Canal —UlUtary dp
proprlatf oni.
By The II erai-p's Lea-ed Wire.
Washington, Jan. 4.—A Democratic
caucus has been called for Monday next.
Currency bills and bond ißsusa will be
tbe principal subjects.
Representative Spe :ry of Connecticut,
a member of the hanking and currency
committee, proposes another aubstitute
to tbe Carlisle currency bill. It 6tiikes
out after tho enacting clausa ar.di.ro
videa for the iasue of binds sufficient to
retire outstanding gresnbaoka and treas
ury notes under tbe Sborman act. The
bonda hear 3 per cent interest and are
redeemable in gold. Tbey are to run
or 30 years, with the right to redeem
them after 10 years. Ths aeoretary of
the treasury ia authorized to keep the
gold reserve up to a minimum of $100,
--000,000 by selling these bonds. Pro
vision ib made for the eteady retirement
of greenbacks both from the proceeds oi
bonda and from the aurplus in the treas
ury. Sperry's aubstitute is understood
to have executive approval in ca-o the
Carlisle bill cannot pass.
THE TARIFF WAR
Iha Relations With Knr.op« Reeomlns
Strained—An Austrian Protest.
Washington, Jan. 4.—The tarill' war
between the United States and Europe
reached an acuto phase today. The
firat official act of Henglarnuller, the
nsw Austrian minister, waß the lodg
ment of a protest against that para
graph of the sugar schedule act wbicb
imposes an additional duty oi one-tenth
of 1 per cent ou aniar cominr to the
United Mtiitos from countries which pay
export bounty on it. lhia action was
taken today, ond the ground taken by
the minister is eimilar to that which
formed the basis ol the protest of tier
many, that additional duty paid dia»
crlminaea againsl .Austria nnd cense
qneu.Ty ia a violation of tha trsaty of
commerce with that nation.
So far no threat of retaliation accom
panied the protest, hut in this ller.gie
mulier is following Iho example set by
the German minister, and the next etep
undoubtedly will be in tbe same direc
tion. Tho (Jnitsd States is already at
odds with Cuba, Germany and Austria
I over Ihe sugar duty, and in tbe csss of
France there are already indica'ions of
I the adoption ol a retaliatory policy in
tho imposition of rnstrictioao upon
I our rutiat trodo and the impor
tation of American «rheat anil Hour.
This was the only Ittbjeot under dis
cussion by tha cabinet today, and as
far aa can ba gathered, if congress foils
to cone to the relief of the executive by
the rem .val of the duty which ii sup
posed to Cauls tha trouble, then reoort
must be had to retaliation, which will
either opou European couutries to our
exports or close our own porta to all
European products.
THE HAWAIIAN QUESTION.
itltobi l r p In tha Senate— Vriuy Appro
liriatlon.
Washington, Jan, 4 —The Hawaiian
question was again brought before the
public in tbe senuto by a discussion of
Lodge's resolution calling on the secre
tary of the navy for informaron as to
why tbe United States battleships had
heen withdrawn from Hawaiian watsrß.
Tho de'oato which followed was Interest
ing throughout, consumed the greatsr
part of the morning hour, and at the
close a resolution was passed to place
it on the calendar, and it can bo taken
up only by unanimous conscst.
Mr. Morgan concluded hiß speech on
the Nicaraguan canal bill, after which
the bill making appropriations for sup
port for the military academy for the
fiscal year lbTifi was passed. It carries
an appropriation of $420,0011, a reduction
•if $41, Still, as passed by the bouse. Ad
joiuued till Monday.
THE CURRENCY BILL.
Gun oral I), bate Diinium il the Tlma in
the lloiiae.
Washington, Jan. 4—Tho general de
bate on the currency bill, which con
sumed the time of the house again to
day, wiil continuo nntil a caucus is
held. Then if the present plans of the
advocates of ths bill are endorsed, de
bate will so under the live-minute rule
until Thursday of next week, when the
final vote will he taken, The entire
day's debate wis a speech in opposition
to the measure by Mr. Hendrix, a New
York banker. Ho declared the bill
would bs inadequate as a moasure of
relief for the treasury, and, besides,
would provide an unßound currency. Ho
BUggeßted as tbe only measure of relief
tbo passage of a bill to fund greenbacks.
Other speakers today were Messrs, Hep
burn, Diugley and Ureehaui.
Civil Service Regulations.
Washington, Jan. 4. —The preßid'_<nt
today issued an order extending civil
eervice regulations to all euperinten
denta of stat.oiia in postofßcea in the
Unitoil States. This order lakes effect
immediately on its promulgation. There
are 12(1 of lbe;e offices in the United
Statea.
Naval Attaches to Go to Tokio.
Washington, Jan. 4.—Secretary Her
bert decided to Band naval attaches to
tbe United States legation at Tokio and
selected Commander Francis M. Barber,
who waa originally ordered to London
aa naval attache. Baibar will tail from
San Francieoo on the 15th met.
For More Battleships.
Washington, Jon 4 —It is practically
tattled that tbe naval appropriation bill
aa reported to tbe house wiil contain
provifliona for two and probably three
battleships at a cost oi about $4,00U,000
each.
Death of Dr. Marx.
Washing ton, Jan. 4.—Dr. George
Marx, of tbo agricultural department,
tbe well known entomologist and world's
authority on spiders, is dead. ■
Tariff Law Conference.
Washington, Jan. 4.—Senators Cock
rail, Gorman and Jonee, Democrats, and
Allison, Republican, held an informal
meeting today to discuss the proapects
of correcting the present taiiff law by
•wend aseats to tbe nigeaey deaaieaey
bill. After the conference it wae atated
no attempt would be made to make cor
rections. It ia understood Allison rather
guardedly expressed the opinion tbat
the Republicana would not look with
favor upon tbe amendment scheme.
The Democrats who aaaembled at tbe
conference gave it as tbeir opinion that
there would be no ellort made to pass
any tariff legislation thia session.
AT REST,
Fnnaral or th* Lata .Mm-a G. Fair In
Han Franoisco.
San Franchco, Jan. 4.—The funeral
of the late James Q. Fair, the "bonanza"
millionaire, was held this afternoon.
The dead man's two daughters. Mra.
Oelrichs and Miss Virginia Fair, bis
son-in-law, Herman Oelrichs, hia eon,
Chorlss Fair, and several relatives from
San Jose were present. None of tbe
relatives from lowa, who will receive
aeveral million dollara from the estate,
pnt in an appearance. The remains
wsts interrsd in Laurel Hiil cemetery.
Amos* the pali bearers were Senator
John P. Jonea of N«vada, two repre
aeutstivea of the Society of Pioneers
and several well know business men.
Kelly Quleg to tho Kescue.
Oakland, Jan. 4.—"General" Cbarlee
T. Kelly, the Industrial leader, haa ar
rived from Sacramento, hut he aayg he
wili return to the capital tomorrow.
He addressed a large crowd of
bin followers at Broadway and Ninth
Btreetn tonight, and to them read
a dispatch denouncing the arrest of
Sanlsbury and Miller. Kelly declared
that he would atart for Sacramento on
the first train in tbe morning, and he
told tbe men to be at tbe atation to go
with him. He declared that the Sacra
mento arrest was illegal; that be would
demand the release of Miller, and that
he will hold his army meetings in Sac
ramonto.
THE NATIONAL GUARD.
GOVERNOR STONE OF MISSOURI
I'RG BS A rPROPRIATION.
Other Mutters of Stale Interest Referred
to In n Message to tue
I.cgisliture.
St. Louis, Tan. 4.--Governor Stone,
in his message to the legislature, asks,
among other things, for an increased
appropriation for the support of tbe
Natioual guard.
in this connection he aays:
"The maintenance of a fairly well
equipped militia is not only in conform
ity to our theories of government bnt
it is a poaitive necessity. The prcaence
of an adequate and efficient force of
this kind removes all excuse for the
employment of the regular army in
purely domestic affairs. It was never
intended by the fathers that tbe fedaral
military should be used without invita
tion, to do or to aid in dcing those
things which are incumbent upon the
police or civil authorities of the states.
The theory of onr government contem
plates that oar chief reliance for a
military force ahali be upon ttis militia,
which is a national as well as a state
organization.
LESSONS OF thu BTIIIKR.
It is always to bt greatly hoped there
will be no need to employ the military,
but when the aeottlity does arise it iB
often.of tha highest moment. The pres
ent iorce is not largo, although I think
large enough to meet auy probable con
tingency."
lie reviewed the general nffairo of the
state, allowing tbem to ba in good con
dition, notwithstanding tho fact that
irom a business point of view the oaat
two veara have been characterized by
the most Irvine circumstances, among
which he mentioned tho financial policy
uf 1893, the Uoxny movement and the
coal and railroad strikes. Of the latter
atriko Governor Stone Bays :
' During the railroad war, while both
the militia and the regular army were
galloping over many of our neighboring
ntales; while battles were bsiug fought,
property destroyed and men •'lain;
while passion wus high, excitement aud
tumult universal, no instance of disor
der occurred in the stat.. of sufficient
magnitude to attract more than v pass
ing not,re. Mauy thousands of uieu
abandoned their posts, and for a few
days several railways wero more i,r less
embarrassed because of tbes.i local con
ditions, but it is a well-known feet that
tbe railroads were far more affected by
what occurred without than within the
state.
OTIIEIt RUCO.MM KSDATIONS.
Tbe peace of tbis great ntato was
acarcsly broken. Throughout this en
tire conflict no instance of disorder oc
curred which could not he easily con
trolled by tbe local constabulary. There
was never a time when there wue any
real need for outside nssistauce."
He lecomraenda, amnni: ether thinga,
the establishment of a board of pardons
and inspection; the establishment of
agencies and means for, properly adver
tising the resources of Missouri witb a
view to inducing immigration ; the ces
sion of certain lands to the United
States to be used by the general govern
ment in connection with tbe improve
ment of the Osage river, aud a move
ment to secure, in connection with
other atate assemblies, uniformity of
legislation.
A Delicious French Candy.
To make French nougat boil a pound
of irranulated sugar and a toacupful of
water over a sharp fire nntil it begins to
turn yellow, writes Nellie Willoy in
Tho Ladies' Homo Journal. Do not stir
whilo boiling. Havo ready ouo-half
pound of almonds blanched and dried.
Put them in tho oven and leave the door
open. When they begin to look yellow,
add to the candy as it reaches tho turn
ing point describod above and quickly
pour into a well oiled tin or iron pan
übont one-half an inch thick. Mark
with a sharp knife into bars beforo it
cools. By bending tho tins between the
hands slightly ihe candy will come out
easily.
ja. Ble.*e! ft-1 ItoUDcr
Tho citizen struggled.
"Let uio alone, or I will call the po
lice!" he cried.
The highway robber wavered.
"Do you menu it ?" he demanded.
"Yes."
"You will really cal! the police?"
"Most assuredly."
Tho outlaw tnrued ai his heel and
Walked away.
"I don't want to be tha cause of his
getting clubbed." ho said.—Detroit
Sribune f
A BATTLE WITH A BURGLAR.
Brutal Assault on a Catholic!
Priest. I
Daring- Work of a Robber in Ban]
Francisco.
Father Brady or St. Mary's Vollac* thai
Victim ut a Mardaroos Assault ; I
In Hia Own House, I
By The Herald's Leased Wire.
San Francisco, Jan. 4.—Rev. Father
Peter Brady, rector of the parish of St
Mary's college, was the victim of a bru
tal assault in his own house, and re
ceived several dangerona wounds At 8
o'clock in the evening a we)l-dreaie4
man called at tbe rectory, asking to sea
the priest on business. Hs waa ahowa
into a dimly lighted parlor, and whs*
the prieat entered demanded money.
"Maybe I bave no money for you,"
answered Father Brady.
With oaths and vile names tha
stranger eprang at Ihe priest with aa
open knife, stabbing bim above tbe left
eye, turning tbe blade and making a trl
annular cut. Father Brady tried tt
push liia aaeailaut away, bis right band
touching *hestranger's face. Tbe latter
car.gbt tbe priest's finger in bit month,
biting it to the bone.
He etill gripped the finger with hia
teeth, meanwhile stabbing Brady
through the nostril, on tha cheek, and
cutting hia mouth ao that it wae an inch
larger. Then be beat tbe prieat into in
sensibility with hia fists and quietly left
the house. Father Brady was after*
varda diacovered by bis housekeeper.
Physicians believe he will recover.
HER BONES ARE BREAKING. \
Miss Sarah Scott of Fall River Is Suffer*
Ing From a Singular Disease.
Fivo years ago Miss Sarah Scott of
Fall River was budding into a woman
hood tbat promised an exceptional ex
ample of feminine beauty. Today she
is a bedridden invalid in whom every
physician in Now England is taking an
interest. She is suffering from osteo
malacia, a rare disease of tho hones.
Her parents were both healthy, and
they have another daughter who enjoya
a beautiful face and a splendid physique.
Abont 18 months ago Miss Scott com
plained of a peculiar soreness in her left
thigh. While about to step on a train
her thigh bono snapped at tbe sore spot;
and sho was carried into a hospital.
The manner of tho breaking waa so
simplo that the examining physician's
curiosity was at once aroused. After
some of the most expert men had look
ed into the details it was decided that
amputation was necessary to prolong
the girl's life. Her nerves were in a
shattered condition, but the amputation
wus successful. It was noted at the time
that the hone was of a very unusual
composition, but no suoh results as have
followed wero expected.
After tho wound had been dressed
and whilo she was being turned in a
hospital bed tho dootors and nurstj
were astounded by the breaking of a
bone in her right thigh almost in thl
exact spot where amputation had bees
performed on tho other leg.
The fracturo was treated immediate
ly, and for eight mouths tho pir! re
mained at the institution under tho cart
of physicians who studied the case anx
iously. Then the broken limb healed,
and the girl was taken home. Her gen
eral health did not improve, and she be
came a great erne to lier relatives. Ont
of tho surgeons at a Boston hospital,
wbo knew of her easo, settled in Fall
River somo months ago and made I
close study of the disear.o as it developed.
Not many weeks ago, while the girl
was resting her fecit on the floor trying
its strength without the support oi
crutches, tho right thigh bone again
snapped about where it was previous!}
broken. That necessitated a total con
finement to her bed. A few weeks later
sho was trying to chew a small piece oi
meat when her left jawbone broke.
This caused a noticeable swelling,
and her pretty features now look dis
torted. Two weeks ngo she was trying,
to fix a pillow under her head, usinj
her left arm to push it into place. Shi
hadn't reached her hand to the back cjj
her head before the bones of tho am
just at tho shoulder joint scomingly fel
apart.
Sho now lies on her back nursing I
broken right leg, a broken jaw and j
broken shoulder joint. Her left leg i)
gouo, as stated. —New York World.
THE PRESIDENT'S NEW WORD, j
Ke Got It From Professor Proctor's Storj
About an Old Kentucky Negro.
Provident Cleveland lias a now wordt
When any or.o conn s to pco him on j
matter of business now. he ears, "Wsfl
now, let's ' 'smth-' ,1..„, it." Hogottb)
wi-.l f;om a story Professor Proetol
the civil servico commissioner, told hill
of an old negro down in Kentucky wbj
was very powerful m thoological con
troversy and was looked up to by th
colored people of that section as thi
ablest exponent of the Scriptures, whit
or black, they had ever seen. The oM
gent lonian had worsted all debaters
and, liko Alexander, sighed for nei
worlds to conquer. Professor Proetol
with a party of friends, happened t
visit tho plantation upon which he lived
and whilo they wen sitting on the pi
azza one morning tie great controvel
sialist appeared with a pair of hoc
framed spectacles on his nose and a hi
Biblo under his arm. Shuffling up t
the steps, ho took off his hat, made
low bow, and in a most dignified an
respectful manner said:
"Good mawning, good mawning.
done come up to see if any of you a
white gennorniens nd like to 'spute a
bout dor holy Scriptures dis, mawning..;
The president was very much amuat
by the story and has clung to the won
which ho now nsos freely at cabin
meetings and in social as well as offioii
conversations. — Chicago Bocord.
711 ..„,. Many ol our cuttomerej
I rOWfl due tho commencements
of thsir recovery trait'
n / t„ rheumattam to the Mm
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