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VOLUME LXXIII-NO. 14.
FAITHLESS CANADA No Obligation Has Been Sacred. WHERE THE TROUBLE CAHE. President Harrison Would Never Yield the Free Navigation of the Hud son to a Foreign Power. Special to Tut Moknino Call, Washington, Doc. 13.— The attention of Secretary of State Foster has been called to a lengthy interview with the Canadian Finance Minister Foster, telegraphed from Ottawa, In which the -Canadian severely criticizes President Harrison's annual mes sage with reference to the allusions to Canada. Speaking of the reciprocity mat ter. Secretary Foster said that during the conference last win Mr. Blame did not insist on a. uniform tariff for both countries, but did ask that tbe schedule bo not con fined to natural products but that it also include an agreed list of manufactured goods. The fishery question covers more than a century of voluminous discussion and prolonged controversy, but the most limited examination of it shows that at every step In Its history the exacting and unreasonable demands of Canada have frustrated the otherwise harmonious adjust ments of the difficulties between Great Britain and the United States. This was especially noticeable in the fur seal contro versy. It is a well-known fact that In 1888 the subject bad reached a complete basis of settlement in London between Lord Salis bury and Minister Phelps when Canada's remonstrances defeated the arrangement and precipitated the two Governments into a bitter discission, out of which has grown the Bering arbitration. "The Canadian statement of the issues In volved in the controversy is also mislead ing," said Secretary Foster. "It is not a question of free fishing in the high seas. The Government of tbe United States does not claim that Bering Sea is mare clausum, and dees not seek to restrict the legitimate freedom of the ocean ; but, in the language of Mr. Blame, 'it does claim that the law of the sea Is not lawlessness.' It holds that the fur seals born and reared on the Pribylov Islands, on which they spend a large part of their existence, and to which they return with unvarying instinct, rep resent a large and valuable interest and industiy and should not be permitted to be exterminated by the inhuman methods of Canadian poachers. "The Canadian Minister clouds the canal controversy by shifting tbe real ground to an alleged comparison of the relative ad vantages the two countries will derive from er.ch other's concessions under the treaty of Washington in the matter of navigation. The whole movement is evidently designed to force the United States to yield to Canada free navigation of the Hudson River, a concession which was left unconsidered in the conference which led up to the treaty tf Washington. The navigation of Lake Michigan by the Canadians was made then the express equivalent of tne navigation of the St. Lawrence River. "Every attempt to bring about a better understanding of the canal tolls has been met by a demand from Canada tbat free navigation of the Hudson River should be thrown In by the United States as the price of Canada's fulfillment of the simple terms of the treaty of Washington. All nations bavo carefully guarded their internal ave nues of communication and their coastwise commerce from foreign Intrusion, and the President has neither inclination nor power to pay the price of its surrender in this In stance to secure the observance by Canada of what he regards as plain treaty obliga tions." Secretary Foster also devotes some space to Canada's attitude toward our railway traffic, and says our tolerating of the opera tions of the Canadian railway system thus far has been only one of many instances of the forbearance of the executive and a dis tinguished mark of desire to cultivate friendly relations with Canada. COAST GOSSIP. A Bridge in Which the Southern Pa- cific Is Interested. Washington. Dec. 13.— Clifford Coggins was to-day appointed postmaster at Laguna, CaL Pensions— California: Original— Embash Werich Walters, Albert C. Smith, William Smith, Frank L. Popplewell, Charles J. Inman. Additioual — James Holdren, Alonzo Ferrlo, Adam H. Murphy, James W. Morri son. Reissue— Thomas H. Howe, deceased. Original widows— Foye, Josie E. Howe. Oregon : Original— James M. Duffv, Dan iel R. Hurst Additional— Daniel Hicke tbier. Original widow— Catharine Flanagan. s Washington: Original— William Tillman, William L. Larkin. Original widow—Mar ion T. Coe. Pacific Coast patents: Henry C. Finkle of San Francisco, roller brake; George Har vey of San Francisco, snatch block; Charles C. Haub and James F. Dasha of San Fran cisco, car coupling; J. W. Kinsman of San Francisco, swinging crane; Bartlet Mcln tyre, assignor to the Vulcan Iron Company, clip for wire-rope ways; William E. Walsh, assignor of half to W. B. Craig, a means for transmitting power; James Rich of North Ontario, cultivator; Christian Koenig of Stockton, tricycle; James Lamb of San Jose, horse-shearing apparatus; Willis H. Ostrander of Merced, assignor to the Ostrander Repeating-gun Company of San Francisco, repeating breech-loading gun, reissue; liobert W. Murphy of Seattle, Ink roller for printing presses ; Ulysses S. Rush, assignor of two-thirds to H. L. Jenkins and W. G. Gosslin of Tacoma, photographic printing apparatus and process. * B. H. Yandell has been appointed post master at Independence, Inyo County, Cal., Vice J. J. Moore. The New Orleans bridge bill, introduced at the suggestion of the Southern Bridge and Railway Company, wblcb desires to build a bridge over the Mississippi river above New Orleans, was taken up to-day by the House Commerce Committee, who decided to do nothing with it uutil the peo ple of New Orleans can be heard. G. W. Cross of San Francisco was to-day admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court. ' } fS :^ ONLY A DRUNKEN ROW. The Latest Indian Outbreak Comes to Nothing. Washington. Dec. 13.— The Indian offi cials here have received no information as to the cause of the recent shooting at Fort Belknap, Mont. A telegram just received •ay* tbat the Indian police have shot two other Indians and that the ngent had re ceived a wound in the leg. Everything Is quiet now and no further trouble is ex pected. Great Falls, Mont., Dec 13.— News from the Fort Belknap Indian Agency about the Indian trouble Indicates it is a drnnken row,, and no fears are entertained; of an Indian outbreak. A newspaper courier bas gone to the scene and is expected back tbis evening. : . TO AID RAILROADS. Proposed Amendments to the Inter- State Commerce, Law. Washington, Dec. 13.— Senator Cullom today proposed an amendment to the inter state commerce law, designed to meet the recent Counselman decision. The amend ment proposes to permit contracts between"; railway } companies ; under certain, restric tions, reserving the right to the interstate Commerce -Commission, however, to canc.»l^ them If they produce unreasonable, r.'.tes or discrimination; to make corporations subject The Morning Call. to prosecutions under the law; to do away with the imprisonment penalty and give witnesses immunity from the results of their testimony. : w ; HILITIA AT THE FAIR. The United States Government May Take the Boys. Washington, Dec. 13.— Senator Mitchell to-day introduced a bill to establish a tem porary camp of military instruction for the army and volunteer forces at Chicago dur ing next August. The bill authorizes the President to accept as volunteers in the United States service for instruction not exceeding 50,000 -Stale militia for fifteen days. The President is further authorized to notify the Governors of States, and le quest them to inform him before "Stay 1 of the number of organizations and men that will volunteer for service. The bill ap propriates §1,500,000 for the camp. BLAINE'S RELIGION. It Is Said That He Will Join the Roman Catholic Church. sXaJtrrroKfi, Conn., Dec. 13.— The Times has a Washington special-reiterating with great positiveness tbe assertion that James G. Blame will within the next ten days, if he has not already done so, become a mem ber of the Roman Catholic church. DEALING IN FUTURES. Senator George Denounces the Method of Exchanges. ■— ■■ i;,j A Victory Won in the House by the Committee on Ways and fteans. Special to T*Be Morning Cali. Washington, Dec. 13.— Vest's resolution regarding Indian Territory was discussed in tne Senate to-day during the morning hour and then went over without action until to-morrow*. *w— :: ; : ;"* : In the course of the discussion Piatt of Connecticut took an advanced position in favor ol putting an end to the existing an omalous condition of.thiug6 by the establish ment of a regular Territorial government in the Indian Territory. Among the bills introduced ana referred were the following: By Gallinger— For the suspension of im migration certain circumstances. By Mitchell—To provide for a national encampment of militia at the World's Fair. By Cullora —To amend the Interstate commerce law. By Peffer— To facilitate promotion in the .navy. .P- : ,! By Felton— For the relief of James Joy by placing him en the retired list of the army as lieutenant. George addressed the Senate in favor of the anti-option bill. It was alleged, he said, on the part of the Cotton Exchange that tbe passage of such bills would be disastrous to farmers; but, on the other hand, the farmers of the Southern States, as well as tho farmers of the West, with almost one voice, demanded the enactment of tne same measure to prevent dealings in futures. The cotton-growers every year were becoming poorer, and were made the victims of a rapacious policy, which had taken their earnings and added the amount to tbe over grown wealth of men who used their po acts for that purpose. George quoted from the rules of the New York Cotton Exchange to show that quotations were not fixed according to the actual traffic in the market, but by a sliding scale established by the revision committee, which met only- once ■« month. "Who. gave the New York Ex change authority to fix prices for the cotton of Mississippi, Arkansas and other Southern States?" he asked. "No one, and their ac tion was impudent usurpation." Before the conclusion of George's speech the Senate went into executive session aud confirmed the following nominations: P. B. Cheney of New Hampshire to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleni potentiary to Switzerland; G. M. Lambeit son of Nebraska, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; M. R. Rose of Ohio, Assist ant Commissioner of the General Land Office; I. A. Benton, United States Marshal lor Utah; Thomas Eraser. Registrar of the land office at Sacramento, Cal.; Judges of Probate in Utah, Charles Foote of Juab County, W. W. Wallace of Sevier County, and C. A. Herman of Toole County. IN THE HOUSE. The Ways and Means Committee Wins a Victory. Washington, Dec. 13.— la the House the Committee on Rules reported back favorably the resolution offered by Wilson (Dem.) of West Virginia directing the Com mittee ou Ways and Means to inquire aud report on the present condition of the. treasury and the future probable revenue under the existing laws. This settles the contest between the ays and Means and Appropriations committees, both of which have been anxious to secure tho handling of this investigation. Then, after the Rules Committee had reported, Breckinridge, of the Appropriations Com mittee, tried to get throngn a substitute dividing the work between the committees. It was defeated. The members of the Ways and Means Committee were at once informally notified that a meeting of the committee would be held this week to begin the Investigation. It will be made, accord ing to Mr. Springer, by tbe full committee in open session. The Senate bill enlarging the provisions of the act for the distribution of awards under the La Abra claims was passed. The effect is to refer the whole matter to a court of claims, with power to appeal by either party. The House then adjourned. A TORNADO'S PATH. It Swept Through the House of a -[:-- Baptist Minister. Summit, Miss., Dec. 13.— A terrible cy clone passed" two miles above town this morning, carrying death and destruction in ils path. The house of R6V. S. R. Young, a Baptist minister, was completely demol ished and Young and his family wore res cued from the ruins all dangerously wounded. The killed are: The daughter oIS. A. Lowe; W. M. Freeman; a colored, man and a colored woman whose names are unknown, and a colored baby, not identi fied. The wounded are: S. R. Young. Mrs. Young, a daughter and a son of S. R. Young, Mrs. S. A. Lowe and a negro woman and child. The cyclone cut a path 300 yards wide, carrying everything with it. WILL CALL THEM OUT. There May Be a Strike at the World's Fair Grounds. Chicago, Dec 13.— The committee ap. pointed by the trades unions to fight the awarding of the World's Fair-catalogue to tbe Conkey Company to-day called upon the Board of Control, but were requested to return to-morrow, when the matter will be thoroughly discussed. The men declare that unless the contract Is taken from Con key it means a strike of 5000 men at tbe fair grounds. Trusts to Be Sued. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 13.— Tbo Prosecut ing Attorney will begin suit against forty three companies doing business here for violation of the anti-trust law. The pun ishment for violating the law is forfeiture of charter and a fine of $100 for each day that has passed since tbo violation began. American Sabbath Union. - Chicago, Dec. 13.— The annual meeting of the American :; Sabbath : Union' began here to-day. The entire session was given up to a discussion of the- proposed opening of the World's Fair on Sunday. The actual work of the meeting will begin to-morrow. SAN FRANCISCO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1892-EIGHT PAGES. FALL OF ROUVIER. Corruption Reaches High in France. EVEN THE CABINET TREMBLES Charges Against the Minister of Fi - nance Compel Him to Resign " His Post of Trust. Special to The Mornivo Call. Paths-, Dec. 13.— Clemenceau has written i letter to the Figaro relating that on the eve of the death of Baron Reinacn the lat ter came to see him with Rouvier, Minister of Finance, and asked him to go and find Cornelius Herz in order to stop the attacks then being made. Clemenceau accepted, and went with Rouvier to Herz, who, how ever, declined to say anything. Baron lieinach at that time said: "If we do not succeed I am lost. Let us go to Constats." All three went to see M. Con stans, who declared that he could not do anything. On leaving, Baron Reiuach said, 'I am lost." The letter ends with thee words, "After which I saw him no more." - Clemenceau's letter has greatly compro mised Kouvier in the Panama affair and to day the latter resigned his position as Min ister of Finance. Notwithstanding bis resignation Kouvier will be summoned to explain his counectlon with the affair to the investigating committee. Her/ will also be summoned, but it is extremely doubtful if he will appear. In the Chamber of Deputies, following the publication of Cleinenceau's letter, Kouvier confirmed the statement made by • iemeneeau that he and Reinach had visited Clemenceauon the eve of the Baron's death, and that tho three visited Herz to try and induce him to use his influence to stop the attacks on Reinach. Herz Informed them that it was not in bis power to stop the attacks and the -• vis itors left. Paul Deroulede made a violent attack upon Rouvier, declaring that he ought to be compelled to appear before a court of justice to answer the charges against him In connection with his conduct while holding -a ministerial posi tion. Rouvier said be was ready to answer thechaigesin any court, adding that he had visited Reinach solely from motives of humanity. Rouvier's resignation will prob ably result in an extension of the official life of tbe Rlbot Cabinet. Shortly after Rouvier's visit to President Carnot it was officially announced that the Finance Minister's resignation had been accepted, and Tirard was appointed to succeed Ruiivier. Premier Ribot has decided to make the Poissetln bill a cabinet issue and will stand or fall by the Chamber's rejection or adop tion of that measure. So far as Clemenceau is concerned the end of his revelations Is not yet. In to-day's issue of La Justice, his own paper, he dis tinctly denies that Heiz used the columns of that journal to puff his enterprise. Ho admits that Baron Reinach and Rouvier suc cessively visited him on the right before Rriiiacb's death, but be was out nnd did not see them. Rouvier had explained to him in the lobby of the Chamber that Reinach was being driven mad by the cam paign organized by the papers against him, and it was for him a question of life or death and he had wished that Rouvier would a-fcompany him to see Herz at;d In duce him to use his influence to stop the attacks. Accordingly Kouvier and the Baron, accompanied -iy Clemenceau, vis ited Herz together. Herz declared be could not render the service required. TAKING A WIDE RANGE. The Panama Investigation Will Cover Nearly Everything. Paris. Dec. 13.— The Panama canal in vestigation committee, by a vote of 12 to 7 rejected Barthous' proposal that allega tions not connected with the Panama ca nal affairs should not be beard. . It decided, however, to cancel all persona! evidence. The Temps to-day says that a chemical analysis of the viscera of Baron de Reinach disclosed the presenre of atropine in the organs examined. Keinach's valet, in tes tifying before the magistrate, admitted that he found a bottle of poiStn beside the Baron's dead body. The committee's decision to bear evidence not directly bearing upon the Panama ca nal scandal caused great consternation among the Republican members of the Chamber. A. meeting of the various Re publican factions has been called for to morrow to consider the future course of the Republicans in view of tbe present agita tion aDd the unexpected extensions of the Panama canal inquiry. REINACH WAS DESPERATE. Suicide Opened to Him the Only Road to Safety. Par;-, Dec 13.— Gaulois publishes what purports to be an account of the last hours of Baron Reinach. The story con firms in many particulars what already has been stated and credited to rumor. The paper sty* that after the fin si Interview be tween Reinach, Rouvier and Herz the Baron found all hope of escaping the con sequences of his connection with the Pan ama affair gone. He returned home at midnight, wrote several letters, destroyed a number of documents and then swallowed poison. The paper tells the story with great particularity of detail. The genera opinion is that Reinach was, with Arton, one of the "useful" men of the Panama scheme, . it is known be bandied large sums for the company, and the Panama investigating committee Is now trying to learn to whom the money was paid and for what services. The revelations made by Clemenceau as to the visit paid him by Reinach and Rou vier on the eve of Reinach's death has caused consternation among the supporters of the Government, and it Is said that another Ministerial crisis is impending, and that another upheaval may be expected jit any time. 5 LIKE A FAIRY TALE. Ciemenceau's Story Hardly Credited in London. London. Dec. 13.— Tho Paris correspond ent of the Daily News says: The Figaro's Herz article reads like a fairy talc. Much of it is true r.nd much of It fancy. Nearly all its conclusions are strained and twisted. De Freycinet intends to testify as to the honesty and ability of Herz. who has been a friend of bis for many years. Senator Girault has tabled the bill to give the widest jurisdiction to the Panama canal investigating committee, to collect evidence and proposing to refund to the company all the sums Illegitimately expended. — — - ♦ CHRONIC REVOLUTIONISTS. ._, Sad Condition of Affairs in Rio Grande do Sul. New York, Dec 13.— Herald's Val paraiso special says: The Herald's corre spondent at Santa Ana telegraphs that residents there are in terror, expecting an invasion of the province by the Federals. Barricades have been erected to assist In the i, defense, and the garrison stationed there hope that aid will be sent by Colonel Portugal of the ; Republican forces. The; high military chiefs of the Republicans who bad. been imprisoned in San Borja prepara tory to their removal to Porto Alegro were killed by the guards escorting them to the capital of the province. The Herald's correspondent In Monte video wires that ' frequent skirmishes be tween Federal and Republican forces have occurred in Rio Grande do Sul and it Is be-' lieved . that; a serious battle is :- Imminent. Both sides are accused of cruelties. ; The Federals are indignant at the Government of Uraguay for permitting alleged violation* of neutrality in allowing purchases of aims and ammunition in their territory. THEY FOUGHT BACK. Passengers Who Refused to Yield to Train-Robbers. Iron Gate, Va., Dec. 13.— As the Chesa peake and Ohio vestibule train pulled out of Huntington, Va., last night, four masked train-robber-'-, with two pistols each, ap peared and ordered the passengers to bold up their bands. Two passengers seized one of the robbers, and In the scuffle one of tha passengers, a German from Cincinnati, on his wedding trip, *as mortally wounded, and P^ter Drake, also of Cincinnati, wan wounded twi. c. The conductor secured the revolver and emptied it twice at the rob bers. Meantime the scene was one of indescrib able confusion, the passengers hiding be neath the scats and women screaming and fainting. At last the robbers, realizing that the! job was a failure, pulled the bill-cord stopped th-s train, jumped off and disap peared in the darkness. It is believed some of them were wounded.' '" -1 Pittsbuhg, Dec. 13.— At 9 o'clock to-night the detectives arrested the first man alleged to have been connected with the train robbery. Bis name is" Burwell Furgey, and he is the man who was shot, though be alleges the wound was inflicted in bis own doorway soon after the attack on the train, when he went out to drive some supposed prowlers off his premises. The appearance of Furgey tallies in almost every detail with the description of the taller of the two rob bers. BY BURNING OIL. Suit to Recover Damages for Loss , of Life. Fkanklin, Pa., Dec. 13.— Action in tres pass has been entered against the Eclipse Lubricating Oil Company by Mr. Roach, whose wife and cbildreu were burned to death In the great fire and flood at Oil City In June last. It is alleged that the Eclipse works-owned a large tank of benzine ami gas, which caused the explosion and conflagra tion in which the plaintiff's wife and chil dren were burned to death. Negligence is alleged on the part of the defendant, end the suit Is to recover damages. This is but a preliminary case, and should plaintiff win, others who sustained loss will •**• enter suit. if *V ' s -.. TELEGRAPHERS' STRIKE. * There Seems to Be a Slight Difference of Opinion. Chicago, Dec. 13— Chief Ramsey of the railroad telegraphers said to-day that there would be no strike on the Big Four road. It is also definitely settled that none of the other organizations will strike. Chief Ramsey says the men will surely win, and Manager St John still insists that there is no strike. Rome, Ga., Dec. 13.— The strike of the operators of the Georgia Central Railroad caused all tbe freight trains of the C. H. and C. line to be dropped to-day. Rome is the only office which did not go out. It Is reported that some important offices are be ing filled with non-union men. ■ ''"-•.-'?'; HELPING THE NEEDY. Money Set Aside by the Federa tion of Labor. Homestead Strikers, the /liners of Cocur d'Alene and the Tennessee /liners Come in for a Share. Special to Tilt MORNINU Call. Philadelphia, Dec. 13.— At this morn ing's session of the Federation of Labor, the various committees reported progress and the rules were adopted. Resolutions were Introduced on tbe saloon Question, the standing, of the Knights of Labor in the federation, political action, granting of charters to cen tral bodies, compulsory arbitrations. in terference of tbe courts and military, Chinese sailors on Pacific Mall steamers. assisted immigration, calling out armed bodies during strikes, to amend the alien contract labor law, the universal label, to establish a sinking fund, for the pardon of the Chicago Haymarket anarchists, for a national eight-hour law. for the Inaugura tion of education by the federation, favoring the abolishment of trusts and speculation in food products, for the organization into national bodies of the unions of freight handlers and broom-maker**, and a number of others of minor importance. At tiio afternoon session the question of making an appropriation for the Homestead sufferers was discussed. The report of tho committee recommending that the conven tion donate $1000 to aid in tlio defense of the arrested strikers was adopted, and $500 additional was contributed to the relief fund. President Weihe of the Amalga mated Association made a detailed state ment of the troubles and said that 225 men were now under indictment, of whom fire were charged with murder, over thirty with treason and the remainder with conspiracy and riot. Although many of the old em ployes wero vow at work. 2200 bad not been taken back. First Vice-President McGuire moved that $500 be contributed to the defense fund of the Cesar d'Aleno miners and the motion was carried. Delegate Toltcnhausen of Knoxville, 'IV nn , made a motion tbat $500 be appro priated to support tbe Tennessee miners. Some of the delegates thought the matter was being carried too far and a general ob jection followed, but finally the proposal was carried. THEY WILL APOLOGIZE. Speaker Crisp to Be Soothed by the Reformers. New York. Dec. 13.— The Mail anti-Ex* press quotes a prominent local Democrat as saying: "Crlip will receive an apologetic note from Anderson and Fairchild and the Reform Club will consider the -incident closed, but tho friends of Hill and Crisp cannot be mollified so easily. Abundant proof has been produced that tho slight put upon the Speaker was Intentional. Mills knew Crisp was to be snubbed, and so over joyed was he at the thought that he could not keep the secret. "_ Debate on the Military Bill. Berlin, Deo, I'l.— general debate on the military bll was continued in the Reich stag to-day. The Minister of War spoke strongly in favor of the bill. Rudolp yon Bcnulgsen, leader of the nationalists, op posed the bill, declaring that it could not pass unless altered. August Bebel, the Democratic leader, denounced tbo bill from beginning to end. Satolli Will Stay. New York, Dec Austin Ford, the editor of tho Freeman's Journal and who Is the only layman who met Monsignor Satolli upon bis arrival in this country, says there is no truth in the report that Satolli Is to be recalled. *--4>Rni£&B&&9Sl Will Wear the Red Hat. Roue, Dec. 13.— Information has been re ceived from confidential sources tbat the Pope intends to raise to tbe cardinal ate a number of foreign prelates, including Arch bishop Corrigsn of New York. The Quebec Ministry Resigns. - Quebec, Dec 13.— At the meeting of the Executive Council this morning Hon." C.B. de Boucher vi lie ' banded in bis resignation as First Minister, which also Included bis colleagues In the Cabinet. > : Sir John Burke Dead. London, Dec 13.— : John Bernard Burke, editor of the famous record of Brit ish nobility known as 1' irk.'-. Peerage, died to-day at Dub. ln, aged 77 '' NOT FAIRLY TRIED. Dr. Briggs Enters Upon His Defense. AIM OF THE PROSECUTION. To Get the Question Before a Higher Tribunal the Accused Condescends to Answer the Committee. - Fecial to The Morniko Cali. New. York, Dec. 13.— The Brig?*; trial was resumed to-day, and the galleries of the church were crowded. Among the prominent people In the galleries was Mrs. Cleveland. The large attendauce was due to the fact that Brings was to answer /the charges'. He read his answer from a printed pamphlet/ He considered the points of the prosecuting committee's argu ment, and asserted that the lines of prose cution adopted by them were illegal and dishonorable. Much of McCook's argu ment was devoted to the exposition of the fourth and seventh charges, which had been ruled out by the presbytery. By thus de fying the preebytery, tho prosecution had succeeded in the scheme of send ing the case to a higher court hereafter for argument in support of the truth of the charge-*. The defendant argued on the evidence adduced by the prosecuting com mittee to sustain charges 1, 4, 5 and 6, and these charges he said should be thrown out. There had been no proof offered yet that be had been guilty of heretical teachings, and if this were a civil court he should stop right here and ask that the csso be dis missed. But recognizing the fact that this trial was merely for the putDoso of carrying these charges to the higher ecclesiastical tribunal he was forced to consider them on their merit-*. Brlggs then proceeded to take op suc cessively tho charges and specifications and give a categorical response In his argument, which was remarkable for wide research, profound erudition and close reasoning. He first called atteution to the preliminary principles regulating all trials for heresy in the Presbyterian church In the United States, which, he said, had been entirely disregarded by the prosecution in its argu ments upon tbe amended charges and speci fications. The Presbyterian law requires that the charges shall set forth that certain teachings are in irreconcilable conflict with certain doctrines which are essentia/ and necessary to the integrity of the Westmin ster standards and to the proper reading of the Sciiptures. As to dangerous errors, net In Irreconcilable conflict with essential and necessary articles of the Westtniuster con fession, this presbytery had not the eon** htituliona! right to deal with them. Dr. Brigjs next considered the question as to whether the Bible was the only foun dation of divine authority, and replied to parts 1 and 2 together. At this point the defendant stopped read ing for the day. ■X-.f- SHITH SUSPENDED. There Was a Close Vote in the Cincin nati Presbytery. Cincinnati, Dec. 13. — The Cincinnati Presbytery, by a vote of 31 to 27, as unoffi cially retorted, has pronounced against Rev. Dr. N. P. Smith, as follows: "Dr. Smith is suspended from the min istry of the Presbyterian church until such time as he shall make manifest to the satis faction of the presbytery his renunciation of the errors he has been teaching, and un til It shall be found that he has a Inly and solemn purpose no longer to teach or propagate them." The majority of the committee favored rebuke, but by the close vote already given the decision was in favor of his suspension from the ministry. The acquittal on the first charge and the clcseness of the vote on the others and on the sentence arc taken as good reasons why Professor Smith should appeal to the Ohio Synod an 1 to the General Assembly, but on the other hand it Is said to be known that the feeling of the synod is such that an ap peal would be vain, except as a step toward reaching the General Synod. There is deep feeling in the Presbyterian church over the progress and result of the trial, and many see in it. the opening wedge for a division of the church. To-morrow morning the presbytery will meet for the purpose ot approving the record and of passing sentence upon the convicted member. Dr. Smith said to-night that he did not in tend to let the matter rest here. He says he will appeal the case to the synod, which meets next September, and in tho mean time he will continue in his professional chair at L-*ne Seminary. SLOWLY POISONED. A Baby Killed Because It Would Have Inherited a Fortune. Pittsiui*.,, Pa., Dec 13.— Four years ago Joseph Guthrie, a civil engineer, died on a farm near Lit robe, Pa., leaving his prop erty In such shape that his infant son would inherit about $50,000. A year or more ago the child became ill, ami subsequently it was supposed was being slowly poisoned. Great efforts were made to save the little fellow's life, and the mother finally took the child to California, hoping that a change of climate would restore its health, but It was of no use. The ilttle one was doomed, and last week died from tbe effects of pneumo nia and from abscess of the stomach. Tho abscess, it Is supposed, was the result of poison. Mrs. Guthrie Is now on her way home from the West with the corpse. When the child first became ill, ho said that some one had given him a peculiar liquid to drink, but would not tell who the person was. TOO MANY HUSBANDS. Mrs. Painter Took Good Care That She Married Insured Men. Green -li Pa., Dec 13.— Mrs. Kato Painter of this city was to-day arrested on a charge of poisoning her husband. George Painter, a well-known citizen of this place. Painter died very suddenly and under sus picious circumstances about six weeks ago, and an analysis of his stomach showed the presence of sufficient arsenic to have pro duced death. Mrs. Fainter has been mar ried three times. Her first husband was killed on the railroad and her second hus baud died shortly before her marriage with Painter. His ailment was said to have been quick consumption and ho left a leg acy of $3000 insurance money to bis widow. Painter's insurance aggregated over £4000. The insurance companies have refused to pay the policies pending a settlement of the case. Tbe woman makes a general denial. FALLING HOUSES. Insurance Companies to Provide Against Them. New York, • Dec 13.— The Commercial Bulletin quotes an Insurance, man familiar with Pacific Coast matters as saying of the "falling clause," waived «in ; some of the policies Issued in San Francisco, which, it is claimed, is liable to earthquake:* "The evil is growing, and unless checked at once It will become serious. As the Eastern un derwriters are now tackling, reforms to some purpose, it would be a good idea for all your readers having jurisdiction to in struct representatives on this coast how to vote in the. Pacific Insurance Union on so important a matter." • HEAVY SNOWFALL. The Storm Was Short, but the White Flakes Came Down Heavily. .; Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13.— The heavi est snowfall of the season began early this morning, but stopped before noon. During that time a depth of from eight inches to a foot was revealed in various parts of the Matt. - To-night all trains from the West are from half an hour to two hours late. The Kansas Central road was completely blocked for the greater part of the day, but traffic was resumed this evening. The snow is very heavy and in some instances seri ously interrupted telegraph communication with the West. In this city telegraph and telephone wires are broken and mixed up in an almost endless tangle. DESPERATE RAIDERS. Only the Fag End of a Revolution Along the Rio Grande. Galveston, Tex., Dec. 13. — Advices from the Mexican border Indicate that the Garza outbreak is only the fag end of the revolution. It is very doubtful if the con-' spirators really contemplate a revolution. They seem to be bent mostly on plunder. In the fight on the Mexican side, opposite San Ygnacio, in which Captain Seguro. one lieutenant and eight men were killed, the bouse in which the troops were garrisoned was burned over their heads. All their horses were stolen, also a large number of carbines and revolvers and considerable ammunition. After the fight the bandits immediately crossed to this side. A special from Laredo to the News says: This evening a force of United States cav alry consisting of sixty men under Lieuten ant H.'dikeu was ordered out from Fort Mcintosh bound for Seapaea County on a scouting expedition on the Rio Grande in search of Garza's bandits. Further Infor mation Uas been received here of an attack at San Ygnacio on Captain Seguero, and that a citizen was killed while sitting in the captain's quarters. The Mexican soldiers, forty-five in number, were compelled to surrender. Five refused and were burned alive In the building. Five of the bandits were killed and several wounded. Kansas City, Dec. 13.— A special to the Times from Laredo, Tex., says that twenty five men were killed and several wounded in Saturday's battle between Mexican sol diers and the revolutionists. PLAN OF CAMPAIGN. How It Is Proposed to Help the Nic aragua Canal. Points of the Bill Which Is Now Being Urged for Passage in Con gress. • Special to Toe Morning Call, Washington, Dec. 13.— M. M. Estce, who is here on legal business, takes a lively in terest in the Nicaragua Canal project. To a Call representative, who called on him to night, he gave an interesting interview con cerning the canal aud the prospect of secur ing legislation to promote the enterprise. Senator Morgan of Alabama will appear be fore tbe House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce to-morrow and argue in favor of Government aid for the canal, but Mr. Estee will probably not speak, for he is Just recovering from a very severe cold. Mr. Estaa. says that the bill which will be urged before Congress has been agreed upon. The capital stock ot the Maritime Canal Company will be $100,000,000, of which $80,000,000 will be absolutely owned by the United, States. The original canal promoters agreed to and did pay to Nicaragua $G, 000,000 of unassessable stock of the company, and to Costa Rica $1,500,000 for the exclusive right to control and navigate the Sau Juan River and Lake Nicaragua and for a grant of laud of more than 1,000,000 acres. When the Maritime Canal Company was organ ized by Congress, in order to secure the old company's rights, it paid to the latter $12, --006,000 of the capital stock, making iv all $ir..500.C00 which Congress authorized the Maritime Canal Company to issue. Tbe re maining $80,000,000 of stock will be owned by the United States absolutely and for ever. The President Is authorized to nominate, by and with the advice of the Senate, nine directors out of fifteen to bo selected from all political parties. Th 3 engineers are to make monthly reports of progress made, and also to make estimates of expendi tures. The United States treasury will issue guarantee bends only as the work Is actually performed, -and in no event to ex ceed $1,000,000. o :• :^'v-^; All of the promoters are enthusiastic over the project, and doing good missionary work at the capital. The statement is made to Congressmen that by having this great com mercial gateway under the economical con trol and management of the United "States, low rates of tolls would lie established and maintained so as to encouiago commerce rather than to sees to Increase dividends, which would be the case should a private corporation control the canal. For these and other reasons the Nica ragua canal convention at New Orleans unanimously favored governmental aid to build the canal and governmental control after its completion. Experts say that the relative benefits of the Nicaragua and Suez canals are In the proportion of two to one. The Nicaragua canal will shorten the distance between New York and San Francisco by 10,000 miles, while only 3400 miles are saved be tween Calcutta and London by the Suez canal; yet that Disraeli was certainly a long-headed statesmen Is proven by the fact that the Suez canal has been not only of far-reaching benefit to England's commerce and that of the world, but she has also real ized on her investment In the proportion of five nnd a ball to one. There is an average yearly tonnage of 6,000,000 through theTTuez canal, every ton of which pays $2 50 in tolls. There Is now in Washington a regularly organized committee, consisting of fivo members sent from the New Orleans con vention, to aid in pushing the canal bill through Congress. They are all confident that the bill will pass, although they are not so confident that it will pass at the short session. UNHAPPY HIPPOLYTE. Once Tlore Conspirators Attempt to Take His Life. New TOSS, Dec 13.— steamship Adirondack, from Kingston, Jamaica, brings confirmation of the report that an attempt had been made on the life of President Hlppolyte of Hayti. While ho was - walking in the garden several men rushed upon him. He called for help and the guard caught the would-be assassins before they could barm him. it is reported tbe conspirators were tried and shot. It is understood they acted in tbe interest of ex iled conspirators. „ Racing in the Mud. New Orleans, Dec 13.— The races to day were run on a sloppy track. Five furlongs, John It won, Rexsetta sec ond, Harry L third. Time, 1:06% Six furlongs, Pekin won, at rice second, Carrie Pearsall third. Time, 1:20. ■; Five furlongs, Angaree won, Nathan Frank second, Wellington third. Time, 1:00. Five furlongs, Duke of Kent won, Ansel Jr. second, Billio Duncan third/ Time, 1:07. One and - a sixteenth miles, Florence Slaughter won, Sir Planet second, India rubber third. Time, 1:59.. They Want High Tariff. St. Louis. Mo., Dec 13.— At to-day's meeting of the National Association of Mar ble Cutters and Setters a committee was appointed to revise the constitution and by-laws. Another committee : , was ordered to draw up a set of resolutions asking .Con gress to Increase' the tariff on polished mar ble from 50 to 125 per cent. - '__ .XX,: ■ — . _ Dunraven Gets a Race. New York, Dec 13.--Lord ; Dunraven's challenge for an international yacht race " was unconditionally accepted at a largely attended meeting of the New York Yacht Club to-night. '-■';.-. ';h-ssz- ~\"V-'.-U: ■■' - ' . ._•••' ■ i •* Most popular champagne— Eclipse, extra dry,* MOORE ARRAIGNED. Charged With Succoring Evans and Sontag. - ' DESPOILED OF HER LOCKS. A Grass Valley Maiden Shorn of Her Tresses by a Highwayman— A B Victim of Drink. Special to Tee Morning Cali* Fresno, Dec. 13. — This morning. In Judge Holmes' department of the Superior Court, Clark Moore was arraigned on three indictments, each charging him with belug guilty, as an accessory after the fact, of murder, in having harbored Evans and Soutag. The indictments were found-No vember 19, the warrants issued on Decem ber 2 and the arrest made by Sheriff Henley to-day. The first Indictment charges that on August 7 Oscar Beaveis was killed in Tulare County by Evans and Sontag, and that thereafter, on September 10 and sun dry other times, Clark Moore, well knowing that Evans and Sontag had committed mur der, gave them aid and comfort, harbored them and rendered them assistance. The second indictment alleged the same fact, except that in this case the murder was that of Vernon C. Wilson who was' killed by the train-robbers at Sampson Flats on September 12. In the third indict ment the murder to which Moore is alleged to have been accessory after the fact is that of Andy McGinnls, killed at the same time as Wilson. Moore was represented by his attorney. N. C. Coldwell, and he was given till next Monday to plead. The bonds demanded aggregated £5000, which Moore furnished. FIRES IN THE INTERIOR. Considerable Damage Done by a Blaze at San Bernardino. San Bernardino. Dec. 13.— A fire broke out shortly after midnight in the office of the Populist newspaper in the Anderson building, destroying almost half the upper story. This- was extinguished by the fire men, but not before it had inflicted damage to the amount of $4000, on which the in surance is $3000. The Queen restaurant, Bruckman's barbershop and Doran's news stand were vacated, but the firo was ar rested before further damage was done, ex-" cept by water. After the fire companies bad gone home another fire broke out at the same place in the bottling works of Paul Kluss, entirely consuming the same. Kluss' loss Is not estimated, but the insurance is supposed to be enough to cover all losses. Visalia. Dec. 13.— The residence be longing to Fred Holt was burned this morn ing. Loss $000; no insurance. The build ing was occupied by Joseph Balaam, whose loss is nominal. The cause was a defective stovepipe. : ; '^:^ Grass Valley, Dec. This morning at 5 o'clock the residence of Thomas Hughes, between here and Nevada City, was burned. The occupants escaped only with their night clothes. The bouse was a famous old-time resort and tavern. The loss is about $3000; insured for $1200. FAILURE AT SAN RAFAEL. The San Francisco Board of Trade Pro ceed Against a flarin Merchant. San Rafael. Dec. 13.— Board of Trade of San Francisco to-day. through their attorney, Joseph Kirk, filed in the County Clerk's office an involuntary peti tion ot insolvency against the firm of G. A. Feignson, wholesale and retail dealer In general merchandise and produce. The principal creditors in San Francisco are Dodge, Sweeney & Co. for $067, bit tier. Fuller & Co., C. E. Whitney & Co., A. Schilling and Getz Bros. & Co. There are also creditors in Mann and Sonoma coun ties. The firm has been doing an extensive business here of late nnd was thought to be in good financial condition. The failure to-day was therefore a surprise in tho com mercial community. This has been the worst year for failures that San Rafael has experienced in years. The total of the liabilities has not been ascertaiued, but is estimated at a considerable sum. THE ORIENTAL TRADE. The Steamer Empress of China Sails With a Full Cargo. Vancouver, Dec 13.— steamship Empress of China sailed for China and Japan early this morning, having been de layed through her heavy cargo. She car ries all possible freight, the bulk of the cargo being flour and cotton. She also takes a quantity of pine and machinery for use In boring for petroleum in Northern Japan. She had thirty-five saloon and 300 Chinese passengers. Tho steamship Empress of India, due here December 21, has thirty-five saloon passengers. 250 Chinese and 1930 tons of cargo. 1000 tons of which go overland and the balance Is tor Pacific Coast cities. She has also four carloads of silk for New York. HE CUT HER HAIR OFF. A Grass Valley Maiden Loses Her v;;/ Locks to a Highwayman. Grass Yauley, Dec. 13. — Yesterday Miss llattie Winn left her father's house, ten miles below here, to visit a neighbor. She was on her way back, and when near Indian Springs a masked man stepped out of the 'brush and demanded money from her. She said she bad none, when the rob ber drew a sharp knife and seizing Miss Winn cut her hair off close to the scalp. She had a splendid head of hair. A wagon coming on the scene frightened the scoun drel and be ran off without taking the hair with him. The neighbors are searching for bim and if found he will get roughly treated. ' , c ?: THE OAKLAND PRESBYTERY. Election of Delegates to the National Assembly. * Livermore, Dec. 13.— The Oakland Pres bytery met Id annual session here to-day. Twenty-live ministers were present. Rev. H. P. Rice of Oakland was the moderator. Many interesting papers were rend. The following were elected to the General As sembly, which will meet in Washington, D. C, next May: Rer. Dr. Doyle of the First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, with Rev. Dr. Chaplin of Brooklyn Church. East Oakland, as alternate, and Elder W. If. 11. Hamilton of Brooklyn Church, with Elder M. Wynn of Livermora Church as alternate. '" > -■ ." ..:'.. .'■;'*■■*.'-- OFFICERS OF THE SIXTH. B Nunan of Stockton Chosen to Succeed /';'. Lehe. Fresno, Dec 13.— There was a meeting at the armory here to-night of the field and line officers of the Sixth Regiment, N. Q. C, for the purpose of electing a successor to Colonel Eugene Lehe, whose term had expired! Lieutenant-Colonel J. J. Nunan of Stockton was elected, and Major S. S. Wright of this city was chosen lieutenant-colonel to suc ceed Nunan. Captain C. Cblsholin of Com pany F of Fresno was elected major to suc ceed Wright. :: , -, j» A VICTIH OF DRINK. Degradation ; and Death of a Promi nent Society Woman. Los Angeles, Dec. 13.— Coroner Welden to-day held an Inquest on the body of Mrs. Lizzie Anderson, the woman who died so mysteriously at San Pedro ; last night He found that she died from alcoholism. Mrs. Anderson was at one time one of tbe lead ing society women of Melbourne, where her husband was a prominent merchant. She became addicted to drink and her hus band brought her to Los Angeles to cure PRICE FIVE CENTS. her, but she became more and more a slave to alcohol, until he was compelled to leave her. He bought her a house at San Pedro and supplied her. liberally with money, which she expended in buying whisky". She left a letter desiring that a post-mortem examination might be held on Ber body. Her brother holds a high official position in Australia. Her husband was very much affected at the inquest. IRRIGATION IN IDAHO. Navigation on the Snake River Serf- ously Endangered. Boise City, Dec. 13.- Captain* F. M. Simms, In. charge ot the Improvements on the Snake River above Huntington, states that the Irrigation works along the Snake River Valley aro decreasing the flow of the stream, and he has been directed to make a thorough investigation of the irriga tion system to determine whether there will be water enough left for navigation after all the canals are put Into operation. '.-. LUMBER THIEVES ARRESTED. Commodore Harrison Charges Two Sausaiilans With Larceny. Sacs auto, Dec. 13. — To-day Daniel Slinkey, a brother of J. E. Slinkey, pro prietor of El Monte Hotel, and J. D. Reg fus. a butcher, were arrested on a charge cf larceny uuon a warrant sworn to by Com-* modore Harrison of Snnalito. They were arrested by Constable C. Reed while taking lumber from the properly of the Sausalito Land and Ferry Company and disposing of the same for firewood. * HINTS OF MYSTERY Carnegie's Company . Claims to Possess Damaging Facts. But, All the Same, There Is No Proof That the Homestead Strikers Were Also Poisoners. ' "-" —■ — ~ ~ ~~ Special to The Morning Call. Pittseurg, De?. 13.— Charles Stanford, who died in Toronto last night, it was alleged, from poison administered at Home stead during the strike, is not known by the Carnegie officials. Cook Gallagher, who is said to have made a confession, implicating Beatty and others, is in Pittsburg, but is in hiding through fear, it is said, that he will be killed. The officials and members of the Homestead Advisory Board continue to denounce tho poison story as a scheme to further injure them, but that tbe company has soma revelations to make which will b? sensa tional there is little doubt, and the junior members of the Carnegie firm. say that tha denouement is yet to come. DIED OF ALCOHOLISM. One Han the Strikers Certainly Did Not Poison. Pittsburg. Dec. 13.— The Coroner's In quest into the death of Isaac Jury, who. as a non-union employe of the Carnegie Com pany at Homstuad, was supposed to have been poisoned by the strikers, shows tbat death was the result of alcoholism. Louisville, Dec. 13.— Judge Toney to day refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus in the case of Robert Beatty, the alleged Homestead poison conspirator. He will accordingly accompany the officers now here back to Pittsburg. A Victim of Carelessness. New J Whatcom, Wash., Dec. 13.— Two miners named Ramsey and Leeman were frightfully Injured at the Blue Canon coal mine yesterday by an explosion of gas. Leeman's injuries are considered fatal. Leeman started into the first level without a safety lamp, contrary to the advice of Ramsey. He had not proceeded far when tho explosion occurred. Made a Good Haul. Portland, Dec. 13.— Word nas been re ceived from Lacamas, Wash., that the gen eral merchandise store of McMaster & Son was entered by burglars last night, who blew the s\fe open, securing about $200 in cash. $190 In postage-stamps and $700 worth of negotiable paper. There is no clew to the burglars. ; - ■ i Logging Train Wrecked. Fort Brago, Dec 13.— A logging train of ten cars, loaded with logs, while descend ing from the woods to-night lumped a "frog" and seven cars were wrecked. Six men riding on tho logs were thrown in all. directions. John Nelson sustained a badly broke:* leg. Shot by His Grandson. New Whatcom, Wash.. Dec 13.— Mr. Beeringer of Linden was shot and killed by his 11-year-old grandson last night. Tho old gentleman unexpectedly returned homo late at night and tbe boy mistook him for a burglar. The Comet fledal. Sax Jose. Dec 13.— The comet medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific baa been awarded to Professor E. E. Barnard for his discovery of an unexpected comet by photography on October 12, Four Years at Hard Labor. Napa, Dec 13.— This morning in tho Superior Court Henry Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of abduction and was sentenced to four years at hard labor at San Quentin. Sutter County High School. Yuba City, Dec. 13.— This morning tha Board of Supervisors decided to locate tho County High School for cutter County at Yuba City. • \ DREADFULPSORIASIS Covering Entire Body with Whits Scales. Suffering Fearful. Cured by Cuticura. Mv disease (psoriasis) first broke out on mylars cheek, spreading across my nose, and almost cov- ering my lace. 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