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ONE COUPON AND ONE DIME. FOR
THE FORMER SEE PAQE NINE.
VOLUME LXXV-NO. 51.
WILL ENJOIN HIM.
Trouble in Store for Car
LABOR RAISES' ITS VOICE.
Master Workman Sovereign
to Act for the Knights.
OPPOSED TO THE BOND ISSUE.
The Secretary Must Prove in Court
His Right to Increase the
Philadelphia, Jan. 19.— The follow
ing dispatch was sent last night from the
Knights of Labor headquarters:
J. R. Sovereign, General Mauler Work
man, K. of J.., Jits Moines, Ioioa:
Secure counsel to go before the United
States Supreme Court immediately and
enter injunction proceeding against Car
lisle, restraining him from issuing fifty
millions of bonds. The interests of the
people upon whom the burden of all
taxation to pay the interest and principal
of these bonds falls requiro you should
immediately take this step against the
Secretary of the Treasury, enjoining him
from incurring further debt while ihe
resources of the Government, if properly
applied, are sufficient- to meet all lawful
demands. John W. Hayes.
"General Secretary and Treasurer."
The following was received in reply:
"John W. Hays, 814 North Broad street:
The case has been submitted to counsel.
If there are reasonable grounds on which
to force a standing in court, injunction pro
ceedings will begin at once.
"J. R. Sovereign,
"General Master Workman."
Washington. Jan. 19.— The dispatch
announcing a threatened injunction by
the Knights of Labor against Secretary
Carlisle, to restrain him from issuing
$50,000,000 bonds, was taken to the Treas
ury Department tbis afternoon and shown
to the Secretary. Mr. Carlisle declined to
say anything whatever on the subject for
publication, but other members of the de
partment were not surprised on learning
the contents of the dispatch. The feeling
of tbe Knights of Labor and of labor
unions generally on the bond question is
known to be unfavorable, as shown by the
passage of resolutions against it. The
officials were a unit in the opinion that the
Secretary bad nothing more than a tem
porary delay to fear from the injunction
proceedings, and even this they did not
think in the least degree probable. They
believed that no delay would be occa
sioned by these threatened legal proceed
ings/ as even a temporary injunction
doubtless would be denied.
The Populists of the House knew
nothing about an injunction agaiust the
bond issue. Jerry Simpson says he will
have no hand in it, but will be glad if it is
true. Representative Culberson of Texas,
chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
says there is no doubt of the power of
Secretary Carlisle to issue bonds for the
purposes of the resumption act, and the
general opinion among lawyers of the
House is that the proceeding would have
no standing in court.
Will Fight Until the Last Bridge Has
Dcs Moines. lowa, Jan. 19.— General
Master Workman Sovereign, when seen
by an Associated Press representative
hereto-night regarding the proposed in- ,
junction proceedings against Secretary
Carlisle, said :
"It may be a good deal like tbe mouse
tackling the lion, but we are going to
A petition praying for an injunction re
straining the Secretary of the Treasury
from issuing bouds in the sum of $50,000,
--000. or in any other amount. Sovereign
said, would be drawn up here by Judge
Cole, sworn to by Sovereign, ami
6ent to Washington, to be filed in
the United States Circuit Court of
the District of Columbia the first
of the week. Tc-night Sovereign sent
a dispatch to Senator Allen of Nebraska,
asking him to make an argument in the
case before the court in Washington.
Sovereign and his attorneys deny to Car
lisle authority to issue the bonds proposed,
claiming tbat there Is nothing in the law j
providing for a reserve fund of $100,000,000.
There is no provision in law lor any spe
cial reserve as coustrued by the present
Government, and the fact that the Secre
tary of the Treasury is offering for sale a
greater amount of bonds than the so-called
legal reserve indicates that he is not offer
ing them for the purpose of redemption,
and further shows that be has not offered
them for sale for any of the purposes speci
fied in the law of January 14, 1875.
I "As a matter of fact," said Sovereign
further, "if they wish to stick to the text
of the legal reserve $100,000,000, we insist
that there is now more than double the
present deficit in the treasury and the
amount is in silver. Again, if they wish
to slick to the text of a legal reserve of
$100,000,100. we have them, for if the re
serve, as they claim, was established by
law, then the Secretary of the Treasury
violated the law when he allowed encroach
ments on the reserve."
Sovereign expressed a fear that the case
would be thrown out of court, but was de
termined to fight the matter until the' last
bridge was crossed.
■ SILVER MEN PROTEST.
Carlisle, Has Discriminated Against
the White Metal.
Washington, Jan. 19.— A strong senti
ment is expressed among the silver lead
ers of the House against the "gold clause"
of Secretary Carlisle's notice of bond sale.
Representative Bland (D. ) of Missouri says :
"The standard silver dollar is a full legal
tender, and it can be offered and must b"
received in payment for these bonds. The
act under which the bonds are issued pro
vides they shall be payable in coin. It
does not say in gold coin. At the passage
of the act the standard silver dollar was
full legal tender, and so it must be in
cluded in the meaning of the word 'coin."
Some anti-silver; men take issue with
Bland on this point. They: say the bonds
will be issued under the resumption act of
1875, which provides the bonds should be
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sold for "coin," but they point out that
before this, iv 1873, silver was demone
tized, so that it could not be included in
the meaning of the word "coin."
Aside from the legality of the gold
clause the silver men say it is against pub
lic policy to make a public discrimin ati
against one money metal now in use and
that the effect of the Secretary's action is to
tend to send gold coin to a premium and to
disturb the parity between gold and silver
coins. ' -;■ .-'/',
Representative Tracy (D.) of New York,
who is one of the anti-silver leaders of the
House, said: "Secretary Carlisle wants no
more silver, for he already has in the
treasury much more than he wants. What
is needed is gold. It is fortunate, under
these circumstances, tbat the law allows
j him to secure the particular metal be
wants. While the bonds are payable in
gold yet in selling them the Secretary has
the authority to secure payment in any
class of coin he needs, as the express pur
pose of that law was to give a means of
meeting the needs of the treasury."
Some of the treasury officials have a
theory, which has been advanced several
times heretofore and which is said to be
shared by some of those who have* a hand
in directing the affair* of the department.
It is that there actually exists no fund that
can be properly termed the "gold reserve."
The so-called "gold reserve," which was
created by Secretary Sherman under the
act of 1875, has been entirely wiped out by
the redemption of United States notes and
treasury notes, for which purpose it was
originally created. Tbe redemption of
treasury notes alone, it is said, bas been
sufficiently large to wipe out the gold re
serve, and redemptions of United States
and treasury notes together, up to a re
cent ueiiod. aggregated 000.000. This
vast amount of notes was not retired but
reissued. If this theory is carried to its
legitimate conclusion it is held that the
Government has not been using tbe gold
reserve for the payment of current ex
penditures, but has been freely drawing
on its stock of assets represented by gold.
It is said that certain figures bearing out
the deductions above referred to bave
been prepared for the use of Secretary
Carlisle and that he will shortly issue a
statement on tbe subject.
WANT THE BONDS. .
They Will Probably Be Taken by a
New York; Jan. 19.— The proposed
bond issue was very generally discussed
in financial circles to-day, but not quite so
much enthusiasm was shown in regard to
it as yesterday. Still it was very gen
erally admitted that the whole issue would
very probably be oversubscribed on ac
count of the large amount of idle money,
but that tbe subscribers would probably
be savings banks and trust companies and
persons charged with the investment of
trust funds. Bank officers who had inves
tigated the matter said they did not think
the banks would purchase many of the
bonds because it is doubtful whether they
would be able to get their money back it
they should have to sell them. The high
premium would make them too expensive
for banks to buy for the purpose of taking ,
out circulation. If bought for temporary
investment there was danger that the
price would decline when tbe demand for
money increased, especially if the Govern
ment should, as was apparently expected,
ask for subscriptions to another issue
later on. >:
Nevertheless, it is understood a syndicate
of New York bankers is preparing to offer
the entire proposed issue of $50,000,000 in
bonds at Carlisle's figures. Boston, Chi
cago and Philadelphia bankers want a
show at them, however, and to prevent
them from overbidding it is likely they
will be admitted to tbe syndicate.
Washington, Jan. 19.— Carlisle's mail
to-day brought a number of additional
offers to take the bonds. The prices of
fered are regarded generally as good, one,
it is said, reaching 130.
ALL HOPE IS ENDED.
Vasquez in Full Retreat With
His Cause Is Considered Lost by All
New Yof.k, Jan. 20.— The Herald's
Managua (Nicaragua) special says: Gen
eral-in-Chief Ortiz made an announcement
to-day officially confirming the news that
the Honduran army under Vasquez
has been defeated by the allied forces near
General Ortiz states that the battle was
very sanguinary and many prisoners were
captured. The allied forces are now
marching toward Tegucigalpa and it is
probable that there will be more fighting
at Cerrohula, although Vasquez' army is
badly shattered. Choluteca is a heap of
The place was destroyed by ' bombard
ment and was set on fire.
I asked President Zelaya to-day what
were the prospects for the payment of the
Government bond coupons, which fell due
on January 1, and he replied that bond
holders had been asked to wait one
month and he was sure payment would be
made at the promised time, He would
spare no means to secure the fulfillment of
Drastic measures have been directed , to
be taken against all persons who circulate
false reports and the censorship of all tel
egraphic dispatches is maintained in full
vigor. ■"-■-. -'^\
The Herald's special dispatch from La
Libertad. Salvador, says: General Bonilla
telegraphed from Nacaone to mem
bers of the Cabinet in Tegucigalpa
to overthrow Vastjuez, , who has
retreated toward that city with half his
army, " the Nicaraguan forces pursuing
Vasquez, whose cause is considered lost
by everybody here.
ARMY OFFICERS ON TRIAL.
They Are Charged With the Murder
of a Lieutenant in Servia.
Vienna, Jan. 10— trial is proceed
ing at Belgrade, Sprvia,' of several army
officers belonging to tbe best families, on
the charge of murdering Lieutenant
Toditcb, whose" body was found in - the
road between Rakovitsea and Belgrade,
with bis skull battered in. Toditcb had
been successful in 'ventures! at the races
and entertained his comrades at supper in
the evening. He then started home on
horseback. It ■'. is charged* the officers on
trial followed him, killed and robbed bim.
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SAN FRANCISCO. SATURDAY MOBNING, JANUARY 20, 1894.
HEMMED THEM IN.
Brazilian Rebels in a
DRIVEN TO THE BORDER.
But Not Permitted by Uruguay
to Pass It.
THEY MUST SURRENDER OR DIE.
It Is Hot Work Fighting at Rio,
but the Troops Bear
New York,' Jan. It).— Tbe Herald has
received under date of Rio Janeiro, Jan
uary 19, the following from Brazil's Min
ister of the Exterior: Tbe Government
has received a telegram saying that the
rebel troops in Rio Grande do Suf are flee
ing from the siege of Bage ana have been
driven by the pursuing loyal forces of
Brazil to the boundary ot Uruguay. The
Uruguay troops will not allow the fugi
tives to enter their neutral territory, and
thus the rebels are badly hemmed in. The
inevitable result will be their surrender or
the slaughter of tbem all, as they are des
titute of borses or provisions.
An attempt has been made by the rebel
fleet in Rio harbor to laud a body of men
on the Nictheroy shore, but it met with
vigorous repulse from the Government
troops. Fighting in the intense heat
which now prevails here is extremely
difficult and severe upon men, but our
forces maintain tbeir positions with stead
Marshal Neirnger, one of Brazil's most
efficient officers, commands the Nicthroy
A REBEL VICTORY.
Da Qama Too Shrewd for Peixoto's
New York, Jan. 19. —The Herald's Monte
video correspondent cables: The Herald's
correspondent In Rio Janeiro send* word
that the rebels gained an important ad
vantage en the night of January 16. Ad
miral Saldanha da Gama found out that
the Government contemplated an attack
on Conceicao Island, so he strengthened
the rebel garrison there by stealthily land
ing 250 marines, and the Government
troops when they made their attack were
In the repulse they lost about 100 men to
twenty killed and wounded on the rebel
If Da Gama is able to bold the island, as
it is thought he will be, he can use the
rifled guns he captured from Peixoto at
Engenho witb good advantage from this
poinl. Mounted there, they will command
the railroad line to Petropolis and the in
terior, and can destroy the Nictheroy gas
works, and rake with their fire the island
of Mocancue, also all the commanding
points in the vicinity.
Peixoto has decided to dispense with the
services of General Ferraris, owing to his
unsuccessful conduct of the recent attack
Several officers sailed from Rio on Janu
ary 18 for Pernambuce. on the Italian
steamer Las Pal.mas, for service on the
Nictheroy and the America.
Commercial circles in Rio are consider
ably annoyed and agitated by the recent
appearance of a flood of currency notes
printed under tne empire and supposed to
have been destroyed when the republic was
Captain Lang of the British gunboat
Sirius goes home soon, as he is ill. Rear
Admiral Benbam'a assumption of the post
of senior officer of the foreign naval fleet
here is eagerly awaited.
[1 is rumored here that tbe rebels have
captured Parangua. in the State of Parana,
and that fifty men were killed in the
The mutinous feeling is said to be grow
ing in Peixoto's army, while the rebel
tioops are full of courage and hope for
To-day the Aquidaban left the harbor
again, bound for Santos. The Republica
is said to be stationed now outside the
harbor entrance, scanning every ship
which enters or leaves it, awaiting the
arrival from Europe of two torpedo-boats
and a steamer loaded with ammunition.
The commander of Fort Santa Cruz has
been dismissed for allowing insurgent
vessels to pass and repass under his guns
It Is rumored that serious differences
exist between the Minister to Uruguay,
Monterro, and Admiral Goncalves, who
commands the Brazilian squadron here.
Federal sympathizers utterly deny the
report of the recent victory of Castilhlstas
in Rio Grande do Snl. They say the siege
of Page was voluntarily raised and that
do excesses were committed save by the
The Brazilian armed transport Itapa
left here this afternoon bound for Per
nambiieo. Admiral Goncalves is aboard
her. He will assume command of Peix
oto's naval squadron now assembled at
Pernambuco. The insurgents have already
been advised of . the Itapa's departure and
will endeavor to intercept her and capture
WHO WAITS WINS.
Minister Mendonca Talks of the
Plans of His Government.
Washington, Jan. 19.— Mendonca, the
Brazilian Minister, says bis Government is
only playing a waiting game. There are,
lie says, two courses open, viz. : to sur
round the Insurgents and make an aggres
sive movement against them, or cut off
their sources of supplies and re-enforce
ments and thereby starve them into a sur
render. Tbe first plan would involve the
partial destruction of the ships and other
Government property in possession of the
rebels, and the other would give an oppor
tunity for the continued bombardment of
Official advices received by the Minister
contain information that both of the
columns, reported marching north. to re
enforce Mello nave been repulsed by the
Government forces, as announced by tbe
press dispatches, and are retreating back
to the south post haste. He regards these
results as fatal blows to Mello's hopes of
recruiting fresh men, and consequently to
The Brazilian Minister and officials of
the State and Navy., department! disavow
any knowledge of the alleged reported
agreement of an arbitration between
President Peixoto and the leaders of the
IT IS NOT TRUE.
Huntington Makes a Vigorous and
New York, Jan. 20. — The World's
Washington special says: Collis P. Hunt
ington, who came over from New York
yesterday, discussed with the World's cor
respondent at tbe Hotel Normandie to-day
the statements made about bim by Mrs.
"I had made tip my mind never to speak
of tbe matter again," said he. "I will
waive that rule to repeat that the story
telegraphed from San Francisco is a' lie.
I bave said so twenty times, and I say so
again. There is no truth in the statement
that Mrs. Stanford contemplates bringing
suit to recover certain securities.
"No demand has been made on me to re
turn certain securities of the Chesapeake
and Ohio, Kentucky Central, Southern
Pacific or other corporations. I have no
such securities that belonged to Stanford,
and therefore Mrs. Stanford cannot ask
for them. The whole story is manu
"The Pacific Improvement Company
holds securities of Leiand Stanford as
well as my own. They are, so to speak,
"The charter of this company permits
all sorts of business to be conducted on
land as well as sea. Its privileges are
broad and were obtained to enable us to
carry on more satisfactorily the many sub
sidiary Interests affecting our business
CHIHUAHUA IS SAFE.
Rebels Not Yet in Possession of
Movements South of the Rio Grande
Give Rise to All Sorts
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 19.— Great excite
ment was caused here this afternoon by
the publication in tbe Times of a story
that the Mayor of Jaurez had received a
dispatch announcing the capture of the city
of Chihuahua by the rebels. The story
had it that tbe first attack was made by a de
tachment of revolutionists on the west side
of the town, which called the Federal gar
rison to that part of the city. Immedi
ately the insurgents rushed into tbe city on
the east. The masses of the peopie, being
in sympathy with Santana Berez. tbere
was no resistance from that source and
soon. the. whole city was In possession of
the rebels.*; _'■''.' • . '. . ' " ;". I'lt^l';^
■ To-night it is stated that there was noth
ing at all in tbe story and how snch a ru
mor could have gained circulation does not
appear. "vf ••' •:'; :,:
The story came to a representative of
the Times, as stated, but the dispatch re
reived by the Mayor of Juarez was misun
derstood, either by the reader of it or by
the man who retorted it to the news
agent. The agitation in that city con
tinues and an attack is daily expected.
Two train loads of Federal troops from the
City of Mexico arrived at Chihuahua this
Denver. Jan. 19.— A special to the
News from El Paso says: The revolu
tionists attacked Chihuahua, Mexico,
yesterday at 3 o'clock and the fighting
was kept up all night The fighting
began again this morning, and this after
noon the rebels made a general attack on
the west side. The rebels notified the
Mexican Central Railroad officials that
they would not molest regular traffic, but
this evening, just as a passenger
train was about to leave Ciudad Juarez
for Chihuahua, the wires were cut soutb of
Juarez and the train backed into the yard.
Senator Marcelo Leon of Juarez received
a telegram at 9 P. M. over the Federal wires
from Governor Abumada at Chihuahua
saying that the Federal troops, assisted by
rnrales, repulsed tbe rebels this evening,
and that the fight ended in a general rout
for the Insurgents. No ' particulars are
Washington, Jan. 19.— Senor Romero,
the Mexican Minister, has no advices re
garding the reported capture of Chihuahua
by the rebels, but he says it is altogether
improbable, as Chihuahua, as the capital
of its State, is strongly fortified, and there
is no force of meu in Mexico which could
St. Louis, Jan. 19.— A special from
Chihuahua locates the rebels, who are re
ported to have captured the town, eighty
AVOIDS HIS MINISTERS.
The King of Servia Seeking to Pre
cipitate a Crisis.
London, Jan. 19.— A dispatch to the
Times from Vienna says: Telegrams from
Belgrade, Servia, indicate that the crisis
in the Government is rapidly approaching
a state of acuteness. The relations of the
Cabinet with the King are about «
strained as they possibly could be. The
King has absented himself from all Cabi
net councils since the beginning of the
year, has countermanded the court ball
and avoids all ceremonies which are likely
to entail contact with his Ministers. It
was stated in Vienna last night that the
Cabinet would send a request to the King
to preside af to-day's council meeting.
Special dispatches to the Standard and
other papers confirm the rumors that a
serious crisis exists in the Servian Gov
ernment. Ex-King Milan left Paris last
night for Belgrade. _.".' lll'lH
PEACE IN ITALY.
The Government Takes Occasion to
Deny Alarming Rumors.
Home, Jan. 19.— The Government has Is
sued a denial ot the alarming rumors in
regard to the mobilization of the army and
the alleged instructions to the Red Cross
Society to hold itself in readiness to take
the field in Sicily. . : ?_fl-B______§__
Received a Threatening Letter.
Prague,- Jan. 19.— At the resumption of
the Omiadina trial to-day., the Presiding
Judge had an anonymous letter threaten
ing himself and counsel for the prosecution
with death if the prisouer were convicted.
The Judge announced that be bad decided
this threatening communication should be
used in evidence against the prisoner.
YET IT MAY FAIL.
Grave Doubts About the
MITCHELL MAKES A KICK.
Wants No String Tied on the
MASTERSON CAME AS AN ENVOY
He Denounced the Duval Club
People, but Finally Went Away
Jacksonville. Fla., Jan. 19.— There
are yet very grave doubts In the minds of
many here as to whether the big fight will
ever take place. There is a suspicion
abroad that tbe Duval Athletic Club does
not look for anything more cheering than
an additional loss, and tbere are those who
argue that a«ide from tbe money already
lost— over $15,000— it will cost the club
that much more to bring the men to a
point where they can contest for the
W. B. Masterson ot Denver, who is
representing Mitchell's interests, to-day
came into tbe city from Anastasia Island
with blood in bis eye. After a two hours'
star chamber session with Bowden,
Mason and others "Bat" denounced the
whole outfit as a pack of sure
thing men. It appears that the
provisional indorsement on the back of the.
certified check for the purse does not sat
isfy either Mitchell or Masterson. The
Englishman thinks the club has a string
tied to the $20,000 and that its intention is
to draw it back just as it comes into the
hands of the fighters. Masterson to-day
insisted that the indorsement on the check
should be altered so that Referee Kelly
could convert it into money before he left
for tbe battle-ground, and, further, that
the club should declare the matcb a con
test the moment the men toed the scratch.
Masterson alleges that the club agreed to
his proposition and that matters were
A prominent sporting man to-night of
fered to bet 818.000 to $40,000 on Mitchell,
but the general run of the betting Is $100
to $60 on Corbett.
The Duval Athletic Club will charter
the entire rolling-stock of the Jacksonville,
Mayport and Pablo Railroad, the jerk
water road running from this city to
Corbett's training quarters and tear up
fifty feet of the rails after the start has
been made, carrying the rails with tbem to
prevent the troops following, and bring
off the fight somewhere between here aod
the coast line under a big ten . The only
change from this plan, if the present ar
rangements miscarry, will be the selection
of another road, the Jacksonville and At
lantic, which runs to Pablo Beach, five
miles south of Mayport. The chances,
however, are strongly in favor of. the
It came to the knowledge of the Duval
people this afternoon that the location of
the battle ground had become known, and
a meeting of 'the club was accordingly
hastily called. It is understood that new
arrangements were made and a new place
selected for the contest. Whether this
will be near Mayport cannot be learned,
but the members say tbis time they are
determined to keep the secret of the place
of battle to themselves.
FARMERS ALL UNITE.
They Are a Unit Also in Denunciation
Chicago, Jan. 10.— The National Farm
ers' Alliance in convention here has taken
the first step toward the confederation of
the agricultural bodies of the United
States. A definite plan of organization,
to include the five prominent bodies of the
country, was adopted to-day, and a com
mittee was appointed to secure its adop
tion by other unions. The organization is
to be called the Farmers' Union Alliance.
The men are confident it will receive the
hearty indorsement of tbe agricultural
interests of all .sections. - Persons
who are at the head of the move
ment say they have already received a
virtual indorsement from the Grange, the
Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association and
the Patrons of Industry. The Farmers'
Union will be incorporated under the laws
of Illinois, with the express provision that
it shall be a non-secret organization. The
constitution and by-laws will be based on
the form of the constitution of the United
States and the plan of general government
in its legislative, executive and judicial
departments. One of the specified objects
of the corporation is to promote social
harmony antl entertainment for tbe fami
lies of isolated farmers. The following
were appointed a committee to hasten tbe
adoption of the plan by other orders: E.
J. Bye, West Branch, Iowa; Milton George,
Chicago; Wells Porvis, Gardington, Ohio.
Secretary of Agriculture Morton came
in for considerable adverse criticism, the
speakers saying he was looking for politi
cal preferment and caring little for the in
terests of farmers. „
AFRAID OF LYNCHING.
A Wretch Who Begged the Officers
to Hasten Him to Jail.
. Council Bluffs, lowa, Jan. l9.— Leon
Lozier, a well-known sprinter of this city,
attempted to assault little Madaline An
derson, the five-year-old daughter of Chris
Anderson. Lozier was caught in Omaha
to-day and placed in the County Jail, and
loud threats of lynching were beard.
When taken to jail followed by an excited
crowd Lozier urged the officers to hasten
as be was afraid he' would be lynched. . He
denies tbe crime, but the evidence is strong
against bim. A. large crowd surrounded
the jail where Lozier is confined, bent on
lynching him, and* Sheriff Hazen made a
speech saying he would defend Ibe pris
oner with his £ life. ; The Dodge Light
Guards were called to the scene, and at a
late hour the mob was dispersing. .
FIRST CASE ON RECORD.
A : Labor Union .to Loan Money to
s an . Employer.
Pittsburg. Pa., Jan. 19.— T0-night at a
meeting of Local Assembly No. 300, Win
dow-glass Workers' '- Association, the ■ ap
plication of James A. Chambers for a loan
of $50,000 was finally passed upon and
approved and the money will be advanced
when the attorney of the association
passes on the security offered. This is the
first case probably in the world where a
labor union has been called upon to loan
money to an employer. Chambers' appli
cation has been in since early in Novem
ber, and on the securing of the money de
pends the continuation of Chambers'
plant at Kensington.
The Hitch in Reorganization Comes
From the Pacific Coast.
New York, Jan. 19.— A meeting of the
reorganization committee of the Nicara
guan Canal Company was held this after
noon at the offices of the company. All
tbe committee was present, including ex-
Senator, Warner Miller. Admittance was
denied to press representatives, but in
conversation with John R Bartlett, chair
man of the committee, immediately after
adjournment, it was learned that the most
important topic considered was the ques
tion arising from tbe action of the Pacific
Coast stockholders as communicated from
San Francisco, which was to the effect
that the stockholders on the coast had be
come dissatisfied with the present Bartlett
organization plan and had appointed a
committee to define the position the local
stockholders should lake.
A VERY SICK MAN.
George W. Childs Is Yet in a Serious
Philadelphia, Jan. 19.— The condition
of George W. Childs, proprietor of the
Public Ledger, this morning is reported
favorable, having rested well during the
night, but he is still a very sick man.
George W. Childs is reported resting
comfortably this evening and his condition
is favorable. The attending physician ad
mits that Childs is a very sick man.
IN A CHARNEL=HOUSE.
Bloody Work of the Sofis in
After Long Pursuit the English
Frontier Police Decisively De
feated the Savages.
London, Jan. 19.— Foreign Office
received to-day a dispatch from Lieutenant-
Colonel A. B. Ellis, the British officer in
command of the troops in Sierra Leone,
on the west coast of Africa. Colonel Ellis
reports that Inspector Taylor of the
frontier police was pursuing the Sofis, who
have been ravaging friendly country. Dur
ing the pursuit the column arrived at
Kerrayerama on December 31 and found
the place to be a perfect charnel-house.
Scores of slaughtered captives. Including
women and children, were strewn about
the streets; sick and wounded people
were seen on all sides, and the stench
from putrefying bodies was horrible in th«,
extreme. ■ ''-'^Arll-lCj:- -*'lil'< •■; -l^v-Vi
• Inspector Taylor once more started in
pursuit of the Sofis who did the bloody
work and came close upon them on Janu
ary 2 at Baswerun. The frontier police
found the place strongly protected by
blockades and otber defenses. The police,
however, carried the place by storm in a
Quarter of an hour-, killing 200 Sofis and
wounding seventy-seven others. In addi
tion the police captured "all the guns and.
ammunition of the Sofis and rescued 400
slaves, the majority of whom were women
and children. The frontier police only
lost two men during the engagement.
Four days previously the Sofis, under Chief
Fori, attacked the police garrison at Tonkia
Sibul and were repulsed with a loss of
fifty killed and a large number wounded.
EX-GOVERNOR GASTON DEAD.
He Was One of the Greatest Law
yers of Massachusetts.
Boston, Jan. Ex-Governor William
Gaston, one of the greatest lawyers and
most prominent Democrats of the State, is
William Gaston was born in South Kill
ingiv, Conn., on October 3, 1820. He was
of Huguenot ancestry and was descended
from John Gaston, who settled iv New
England about 1730. Be was educated at
Brooklyn and Plain field academies and at
Brown, where he was graduated in 1840.
He studied law and began practice in Rox
bury, Mass., in 1846, was City Solicitor
from 1856 till 1860, and Mayor in 1861-62.
He was a mem of the Massachusetts
Legislature In 1853 54 and 1856, and of the
Stale Senate iv 1868. He was Mayor of
Boston, Mass., in 1871-72, and was elected
Governor of Massachusetts in 1875. On
retiring from the gubernatorial chair he
resumed bis professional labors in Boston.
Protests Against the Columbian
Washington. Jan. 19.— Senator Vilas
to-day stated he should protest against the
designs of award medals of the World's
Columbian Exposition. He secured proofs
from the Philadelphia Mint, and on one side
of the medal it was discovered the design
was that of a stalwart specimen of Ameri
can manhood, holding in the right hand a
lighted torch and in the left a shield.
Nearly all the Senators condemn the de
sign, and some other figure will probably
be substituted. y-i'il:
LOOKS LIKE ADJOURNMENT.
Governor Waite's Legislature May
Come to an Agreement.
Denver. Jan. 19.— House to-day
favorably reported a few bills, and the
Senate, after adopting a resolution pro
viding for a committee to confer with one
from the House on the subject of immedi
ate adjournment, took a recess till to
morrow. The House concurred in the
Senate resolution for a conference, fr* .;
A Receiver Appointed.
New Yokk, Jan. 19.— Judge Barrett to
day appointed a receiver for the Thomson-
Houston Electric Company. This is
merely a local corporation and in no way
connected with the Thomson-Houston
Company of ■, Boston, a large corporation
and now a part off the General Electric
Company, made up of the consolidation of
the Edison " and Thomson-Houston com
panies.' f ;-:->"? : :J:-j7*:--:: * :.'^*rr'':. **:■■•■■ ■
Indians Not Suffering.
Washington, Jan. 19.— The statement
tbat extreme suffering exists among the
Indians of the Pine Ridge Agency is dis
credited at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Officials ridicule the assertions that the
Indians are "dying off like sheep."
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Indictment of Southern
BOOTH AND PREDECESSOR.
Charged With Falsely Swearing
to Transportation Bills.
SAN BERNARDINO POLITICS.
An Editor Also Indicted and the
Grand Jury Will Receive a
San Bernardino, Jan. 19.— The Grand
Jury returned five indictments to-day
against Sheriff Booth, and also five against
his predecessor, E. C. Seymour. They are
charged with having sworn falsely to bills
against the State for the transportation
of prisoners sentenced to State prison and
insane asylums, and the Grand Jury re
port estimates that these officers have
secured in this manner $2000 a year in
excess of what they were legally en
The report goes on to state, however,
that their bills are no more exorbitant
than those of the Sheriffs of other coun
ties for similar work. Friends of Booth
and Seymour state that the Grand Jury
labored under an entire misapprehension
of both the law and the facts, and that
these gentlemen will be able not only to
quash the indictments but to show clearly
their entire innocence of all the charges
brought against them.
It is also rumored that the District At
torney has already given his opinion that
the charges of corruption and perjury are
wholly without foundation.
Sheriff Booth was arrested this morn
ing by County Coroner Thompson, and
promptly furnished bail in the required
Senator Seymour was in Los Angeles
this morning, but on his return this even
ing he was arrested.
This startling procedure of the Grand
Jury has caused considerable talk on the
streets, but it is the general opinion of
those who know the accused best tbat they
will be able to explain everything satis
It is certainly but just, in view of their
previous reputation for honor and integ
rity, to bold judgment in reservation till
they have had an opportunity to present
their side of the case.
The Grand Jury proceeded ex parte with
secrecy and, closed doors, giving Booth
and Seymour no opportunity to face
accusers or to refute the charges. Booth
i» a Democrat and _ Raymond ' » r""* ',**■-<>• -
Republican, which is considered a suffi
cient refutation of the charge that politics
is at the bottom of it. No one knows who
the accusers were, but certain politicians
are charging the Republicans with bring
ing the charges for political purposes.
There is nothing in it, but it may grow into
a bitter political discussion and feuds.
J. W. Lightfoot, editor of the Morning
Courier of this city, was Indicted for
altering the receipts of the water company
of this city to the amount of Sl2. Light
foot refuses to make any explanations at
present, but is saving his powder for a
general fusillade on the Grand Jury to
morrow morning in the editorial columns
of the Courier. Whatever may be the
truth of the matters underlying these in
dictments it is said by those who have
read the report of the Grand Jury that
much of their so-called expert reports was
compiled by men ignorant of the ordinary
routine of official business. Many recom
mendations are considered an illegal criti
cism, being administered where officers
have followed both the letter and the
spirit of the law. The expense of the
Grand Jury and experts foots up to several
thousand dollars and the burden of their
recommendation« to taxpayers is economy.
QUEEN OF HER CLASS.
Fast Time Made by the Montgomery
Against the Tide.
New London, Conn., Jan. 19.— The new
cruiser Montgomery made her official trial
trip to-day, in tbe words of some members
of the official trial board, "covering her
self with glory" and acquiring the title of
"queen of ber class. She made the ex
traordinary speed, as estimated, of 19
knots an bour with the tide against her
going out and in her favor returning, and
subjecting these figures to the slight cor
rection for the tidal change, which is likely
to be in her favor, the result of the trial
assures ber builders premiums of at least
$175,000 and perhaps $250,000. The course
was thirty-six nautical miles, and the
Montgomery made the outward trip in
two hours and eight seconds. Tbe return
was made in quicker time, as tbe entire
actual time occupied In running seventy
two miles was three hours and forty-five
minutes. It is learned to-night that the
trial board has decided to grant an allow
ance to the Montgomery on account of the
tides, and will increase her speed in to
day's trial to 19 5-10 knots per hour.
I'm Not Afraid
Of the Crip
Said a well-known business
man, "because I keep up
»' my health-tone and keep
my blood in good condition
by taking Hood's Sarsa-
parilla. I believe thor-
oughly in the
Given by this grand medi-
cine. It always does me
This voices the experience of thousands of peo-
ple who are exposed to the grip but never take
if, because they take Instead Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla. It vi'allzes thin and impoverish d blood,
invigorates the liver aud kidneys. Remember
when all other preparations fall. Be sure . to
-get Hood's and only Hood's.,; '.'-■ '■-■ -<■-'
' Hood's Pills cure all liver Ills, biliousaeu
jaundice, indigestion, sick headache. 25* ..