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SEED & MfiliGOLxJVE
1 PRISON OP FLAME
Stairway Gone, Silver Lake Vic
tims Could Not Escape.
ALL BODIES IN A COMMON GRAYE
A Revised List of the Bead and In
jured Arduous Trip of a. Heart
Hon. E. M. Brattain, county judge of
Lake county, -writes from Silver Lake to
the Associated Press in this city, under
date of December 27, giving1 additional
particulars of the awful calamity which
befell Silver Lake settlement on Christmas
ere. Mr. Brattain says:
"The people, about 200 in number, were
holding a Christmas tree, and, after a
short literary programme had been ren
dered, were about to begin distributing
the presents with which the tree was
loaded, when George Paine, a young man,
started to go toward the door, walking on
top of the seats. His head struck a large
Rochester lamp, holding over a gallon of
coal oil. The blow caused the lamp to
swing, and some of the oil spilled out.
Paine caught .bold of the lamp to steady
it, but in an instant the oil bad ignited.
Franci3 Chrlsman, owner of the hall,
grabbed the lamp out of the chandelier
and started for the door. The blazing lamp
caused a panic, and some one knocked it
out of his hands when within a few feet
of the door. The excited crowd began
kicking the lamp, scattering the burning
oil in every direction.
.'Ia an Incredibly short time, the en
tire north end of the-hali, "where the'door
was located, was a mass of flames, cut
ting off all egress fiom the door. The
crowd rushed for the southwest window,
and a number escaped In this way by
climbing out on the awning. The awning
finally broke down under the weight of
such a large number, but a ladder was
quickly secured, and several more were
"The flames, however, were rapidly eat
ing their way toward the window, and
those clamoring about the window were
becoming more frantic every second. Sud
denly the flames burst out, and enveloped
the entire builllng, shutting off every ave
nue of escape. The screams and groans
of the human beings who were being
roasted alive were heartrending. Those
on the outside were powerless, and were
compelled to stand and see their relatives
and friends burned to death.
"Forty persons are known to have per
ished In the flames, and 30 or 40 more were
badly Injured. There was nothing left by
which to Identify the victims, and the
bones were gathered up and all buried in
"This terrible calamity has prostrated
the whole county, and every house in the
village has been turned into a hospital.
People have come here from all over the
county to administer to the injured. Many
have come from Lakevlew, 100 miles
away, and one-half of the people of Pals
ley and Summer Lake are here attending
the sick. James Small, a well-known
stockraiser of the county, had started
East with a band of horses, and had
reached Burns, Harney county, when he
heard that his son was one of the victims
of the fire. He started to return immedi
ately, and in 19 hours he covered a dis
tance of 200 miles on horseback. He re
turned just in time to see the bones of
his son laid to rest in the common grave
with the other victims."
Following is the list of dead and In
jured as given by Mr. Brattain: Dead-
Mrs. Judea Abshier, aged 43; John H.
Bulck, 37; David Buick, 4rJ. J." Buick, 33;
Lela Janet Buick, 5. E. A. Bowen, 25;
Fred Buslck, S; Mrs. C. Coshow, 36; Mrs.
Gertrude Howard, 40; Harry Howard, 5;
Bessie Howard, 2; Woodfort Hearst, 2S;
Ada Bell Hearst, IS; Ira Hamilton, 3;
Laura McCauley, IS; W. C. Martin, 39;
Mrs. "NT. C. Martin, 3S; Mrs. V,T. M. Ousley,
61; Lilly Ousley, 25; Bruce Ousley, 22;
Hazel Labrie, 1: Mrs B. L. Snelllng, 53;
Eston Snelllng, 3; Frankie M. Horning, 6:
Mrs. M. J. Paine, 45; Robbie Small, 11;
Samuel A. Ward, 65; Mrs. D. D. Ward,
19; Etta M. Ward, 1; Mrs. C. L. Williams,
37; Henry Williams, 5; Russell Ward, 1;
Frank Ross, 23; Mrs. Bell Phillips, 43;
Lillie Phillips, 4; F. H. West, 52; Mrs. F.
H. West, 34; Bertha West, 5; Herbert
Injured Bert Gowdy. badly bruised and
cut, recovery doubtful; Robert Snelllng,
neck, face and body burned, recovery
doubtful; Roy Ward, face, hands and
back burned, recovery doubtful; Mrs.
Thomas Labrie, face, hands and shoulders
burned, recovery doubtful; George Paine,
clothing all burned off. inhaled flames,
recovery doubtful; Charles Hornbllck,
badly bruised and burned, recovery doubt
ful; Mrs. Ward, face, neck and limbs
burned, recovery doubtful. Others badly
burned, but who will recover are: Mrs.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Charles Hamilton, Annie Anderson, three
children of Mrs. Eyli, four Buick children.
Jack Henderson, L. Coshow, Clara Snell
lng, Mrs. C. Marshall, Mrs. Robert Horn
ing and Mrs. L. Buick. There are several,
others whose names have not yet been re
ported. The accompanying diagram of the
building shows clearly the difficulty of
A, point where George Paine was when
he started for the door, and the line in
dicates route taken. C is where Chrlsman
dropped the lamp.
THE STAIRWAY COLLAPSED.
That Was What Prevented the Es
cape From Chrlsma-a's Hnll.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Jan. L The
stairway of the hall, owing to the rush
of people upon it, collapsed, which pre
vented all possible chance for the escape
of the remaining persons, except by leap
ing from the door through the flames to
the ground or from the two front win
dows. Only four or five persons leaped
for their lives from the hall, and those
who fell with the stairway were more or
less injured, a few seriously. These are
the latest reports from Silver Lake:
John Buick, husband and father of
three of the dead, accompanied by hi3
brother Charles and a Mr. Owsley, broth
er-ln-law of Mrs. Owsley, who also is
among the dead, passed -through the
Falls yesterday, hurrying; ..with sad
countenances to their home and to the
dreadful scene of disaster which in their
absence had ovei taken loved ' ones and
friends. They had been to the railroad,
where they had taken several hundred
head of cattle
FATALITIES OF FIRES.
Three Persons Killed, by tke Burning;
of the Miller Hotel.
LANCASTER, X. Y., Jan. 1. The Mil
ler hotel burned between 5 and C this
morning. There were four persons in the
building, Edward A. Pasco, his wife, baby
and mother-in-law, Mrs. Masters. The
wife alone escaped. The fire started in
the cellar. The Pascos were about suf
focated when awakened. The husband as
sisted his wife to the window and went
back for his mother-in-law and babe,
but was not able to escape. Pasco had
made all arrangements to give up the ho
tel today, having moved the furniture out.
The fire is believed to have been of in
Delevan. House Fire.
ALBANY, N. Y Jan. L The number
of fatalities in the Delevan house remains
the same as reported last night. This
morning Kate Crowley, one of the serv
ants thought to have been burned, was
found to be alive, but another, Mary Fitz
gibbons, is today missing, and it is be
lieved she met her death in the fire. This
makes the list foot up to 17. No attempt
has as yet been made to search the ruins,
the police saying it Is not its duty. The
proprietors of the burned hotel have lost
all, and are taking no steps to look for
the bodies. This mcrning the pile blazed
up agnln, and it took some time before
the fire could be subdued.' Only one
stream is playing on the ruins now. Fears
are entertained that some, of the servants
who may have been in the cellar at the
time of the fire are still pinioned there.
A report was about today that -some one
had seen Ahe bodies.of two wgn,clasped
in each-' other's -arms', Jn the cxJns .Sun
day, night, but that they fell over out of
A Millc Depot Bnrncd.
BOSTON, Jan. 1. The milk depot of the
C. Brigham Company, situated on Castle
street, corner of Tremont and extending
along the Boston &. Albany railroad for
a distance of 400 feet, was thoroughly
riddled by fire last night, causing a to
tal loss of from $90,000 to $100,000. The
origin of the fire is a mystery.
A LUMBER COMBINATION.
San Francisco Dealers Club Together
for Mutual Meneflt.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1. Nearly every
prominent firm dealing In lumber in this
city is interested in a movement to form
a combination, increase prices and in
sure a profit in a branch of business which
has been conducted at a loss for months.
Negotiations with that end In view has
been in progress for two weeks, but, as
yet, no definite organization is the result.
A committee has been chosen, a plan
outlined and rules have been formulated,
even a name for the new concern has been
adopted, but the step .which Is to make
all these measures practically operative
has not been taken. Local lumbermen
are a unit in declaring that trade with
them has been worse than profitless for
a year. Cargoes have been sold at a loss
of $600 and $700. It was found cheaper
In many instances to have work per
formed and material purchased in Brit
ish Columbia, rather than in this city.
The only possible field for even small
profits is in the foreign market Under
these conditions, local merchants con
sidered It absolutely necessary to take
some step to stop the competition going
on and to raise prices until there be a
reasonable profit. With that object a
meeting was called. Representatives of
the following firms were In attendance:
Preston & McKlnnon, the Golden Gate
Company, Pope & Talbot, Renton, Holmes
& Co., W. J. Adams, Gray's Harbor Com
mercial Company, The Pacific Pine Lum
ber Company, Hanson & Company, Simp
son Lumber Company and Wood-Slade-Thayer
After an informal discussion of the
matter, a committee of three was ap
pointed and Instructed to report a plan
of action. This committee urged that all
of the Interested companies unite in the
creation of what is to be known as the
Central Lumber Company of California.
It urged that all consignments of lum
ber be made to this company, which would
then appoint Its selling agents. In that
way, all sales would come under the di
rect supervision of the combination.
Every ten days, there was to be a divis
ion of profits upon a basis fair to all the
companies. The plan seemed to meet
with approval, and it was hoped that It
would go into operation today. Certain
delays have occurred, however, and it is
difficult to tell when the combination will
Thurston Will lie Senator.
LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. L The republican
legislative caucus gave John M. Thurston
an unanimous vote for senator. As the
legislature is strongly republican, this
nomination is equivalent to an election.
Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report.
IN GOLD AND SCARLET
Democratic Pomp and Pageantry
in the "White House.
ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION
Diplomatic Corps nnd Army nnd
Jfnvy Resplendent With. Gay Trap-
plngs, bnt Democrats Scarce.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1. Probably In no
other city of the country docs that pecu
liarly American custom of exchanging
New Year's calls continue to flourish with
the same vigor as in the capital city of
this nation. In all other cities the custom
has come to be mere regarded in the
breach than in the observance. In Wash
ington everybody in official life either re
ceives or pays calls. The president him
self sets the fashion in this matter, and
naturally the White House is the focus
of interest on the first day of the new
year, for there are congregated the most
distinguished persons in the land in official
life and the most attractive conditions.
The ceremonies of the day begin at H
o'clock, but long before that hour today
a throng of people remarkable consider
ing the state of the weather, gathered at
the entrance to the White House grounds
to peep into the carriages as they rolled
through the gates, laden with pretty wo
men and distinguished statesmen and gor
geously attired members of the diplomat
The old White House had been thor
oughly prepared for the day's ceremonies.
Outside a canopy had been erected for the
protection of guests who came in car
riages. On the Inside canvas covers had
been laid carefully to prevent the de
struction of the rich carpets by the tramp
ling of thousands of feet, which were to
pass over them. As In past years, dec
orations were all floral, but there were
noticeable differences from the. plan of
last year In the free displayof pottedplants
and palms In place of great banks of cut
flowers, which formerly graced the rooms.
Consequently there was something lack
ing in color, but from an artistic point
of view this was more than compensated
for by the beauty of the plants, neatly
arranged in pure white jardinieres of basket-work
The guests entered at the main door of
the mansion, and crossing the lobby,
passed Into the red room, where they were
given an opportunity to divest themselves
of their wraps and coats before entering
the blue room, where the receiving party
was stationed. The blue room, always the
prettiest of the White House suite, was
beautifully decorated with flowers, a star
shaped white blossom prevailing In such
profusion as to charmingly subdue the
all-prevalent blue tint of the artifiiclal
decorations and furnishings. In the lobby
just within the main doorway was sta
tioned the full Marine band, making a
gauant Bhow in their brilliants scarlet ni-.
forms- and discoursing- with splendid effect
a specially arranged programme of artist
ic merit. The music began with a grand
inaugural march by Fancullli, the leader
of the band.
The first to arrive at the executive man
sion were the ladies of the cabinet, who
were to assist Mrs. Cleveland in receiving.
They were ushered upstairs, where they
removed their wraps and were greeted by
Mrs. Cleveland. Promptly at 11 o'clock
the Marine band struck up the inaugural
march, and the receiving party descended
the western staircase. First came Colo
nel Wilson with Lieutenant Gilmore, then
the president and Mrs. Cleveland, and
then the members of the cabinet with
their ladles. They entered the blue room,
and for a few moments there was a gen
eral exchange of compliments of the sea
son between the.persons In the room. Mrs.
Cleveland was attired In white moire an
tique, heavily embroidered with silver,
and with full sleeves. Her mother, Mrs.
Perrlne, wore a heliotrope velvet gown,
ornamented with silver passementerie.
Mrs. Gresham wore a gown of black and
white satin; black formed the skirt, which
was bordered with white satin, and this
material also formed the sleeves.
Mrs. Carlisle wore gray moire antique,
trimmed with sable and passementerie.
Mrs. Lamont was in buttercup satin,
elegantly brocaded in white with a lace
pattern. Brown velvet and lace formed a
becoming collarette finish.
Mrs. Bissell wore white satin brocade,
with a waist in a fluffy effect of white
chiffon trimmed with pearl and silver
Miss Herbert was in a light-blue satin,
richly brocaded in pink, and finely plaited
chiffon frills on the bodice.
Mrs. Olney wore purple bengaline, richly
embroidered and trimmed with lace.
Miss Morton wore a toilette of black and
white striped moire and brocade, with
Mrs. Hoke Smith, being in poor health,
did not take part in the reception.
A number of ladies, including the wives
and daughters of prominent officials and
personal friends of Mrs. Cleveland,
had been invited to take positions be
hind the line with the receiving party, so
that there was a brilliant array of hand
some costumes in the room. The ladies
were: Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Schofield, Mrs.
Casey, Mrs. Thurber, Mrs. McAdoo, Mrs.
Walker, Mrs. Ramsey, Mrs. Chadwick,
Mrs. Reywood, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Sher
man, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. McPherson, Mrs.
Crisp, Miss Bertha Crisp, Miss Felder,
Miss Cockran, Miss Straus, Mrs. Catch
ings, Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. Hendricks, Miss
Murphy.MIss Voorhees, Mrs. Maxwell, Mrs.
Bowler, Mre. Eckels, Miss Curtis, the
Misses Hamlin, Mrs. Uhl, Miss Kennedy,
Miss Mabel Johnson, Miss Nannie Leiter,
Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. J. W. Carlisle, Mrs.
Bradber, Miss Queen, Miss Helmur.
The programme had been arranged, as Is
customary, for the admission of the differ
ent classes of officials as In the order of
their rank. Usually the vice-president is
the first to pay his respects to the presi
dent, but this year Mr. Stevenson is in the
South on account of the illness of his
The president took a position near the
west door, next to Colonel Wilson and
Lieutenant Gilmore, who were charged
with the duty of introducing the callers
to the presidential party. Mrs. Cleveland
stood at the right of the president, and the
ladles of the cabinet in line. Members of
the cabinet joined the party In the rear,
and the reception began. The diplomatic
corps was accorded first place in the cere
monies, and made a magnificent display
as it entered the blue room, headed by
Slr Julien Pauncefote. the British am
bassador, with his tall and erect figure
clad in brilliant diplomatic dress, and his
broad chest fairly blazing with the dia
mond star of the Garter and other orders
of nobility. The Chinese attracted all eyes
by their rich silks and their unique cut,
and everybody admired the pretty and
picturesque figure of the wife of Minister
Yang1 Yu. The new Austrian minister, Mr.
Henglemuller, was resplendent In a Hun
garian uniform which in color and rich
ness outshone all others. Finally the dip
lomatic corps drifted slowly into the vast
east room and mingled with the crowd
gathered there, and the reception went on.
The supreme court should really have
come next, but the members were belated,
and came in after the other members of
the judiciary, the court of claims and the
court of appeals the district judiciary be
ing, in fact, preceded by a number of sen
ators and representatives.
The presidential plan, however, was sad
ly demoralizjd today. After the diplo
matic corps and judiciary had been re
ceived, senators and members of congress
were slated to follow, but they arrived
very irregularly, and but few ware in the
first section of callers. The number of
members of both houses was noted as be
ing unusually small. Hardly more than 20
senators were to be seen. There were
more republicans than democrats among
them. Among those present were Senators
Sherman, Teller, Dubois, McPherson,
George, Call, Lodge. Wolcott and Peffer.
The members of the house were scattered
generally through the line that followed
for the next half hcur. General Horatio
IClng was in the section allotted to ex
cablnet ministers and ex-ministers of the
United States to foreign countries. The
army and navy were the only official bod
ies which came in solid lines, and they
were the main part of the exhibition from
a spectacular view, with their gold lace
glittering through the corridors and their
swords clanking martially. There was a
notably large gathering of army officers,
no less than three department command
ers marching with their staffs. Several of
the higher officials were making their last
New Year's round in active service, as
they will be relegated to the retired list
in the course of the year.
Preceding the army, of course, was Gen
eral Schofield and his staff, General A'ln
cent and Captains Schofield and Bliss.
Generals McCook, Rogers and Otis fol
lowed, attended by their staffs, but Gen
eral Miles, who had been expected from
New York, failed to appear. Other war
riors in the front ranks were Adjutant
General Ruggles, Inspector Breckinridge,
Quartermaster Bachelor, Surgeon-General
Steinberg, Paymaster-General Smith,
General Cassy of the engineers' corps,
and General Flagler, chief of ordnance.
Red cavalry plumes next waved through
the doorway. Their wearers were the
officers of the Sixth cavalry, stationed at
Fort Myer, ;md commanded by Colonel
Morgan. Red plumes heralded the artil
lery which was led by the officers of the
Fourth, from the Washington arsenal,
and after them were several infantry
officers on detached service.
The naval contingent made an even
more brilliant array than the army. Two
officers of the retired list. Admirals Rus
sell and Erben, were at the head, followed
by Admiral Ramsey and Commodore Self
ridge, Commodores Cockran and Mat
thews, Chief Engineer Melville, Paymaster-General
Stewart and Judge Advocate
Lemley. The uniformed delegation was
ended by the marine corps officers, led by
Colonel Heywood. At 12:30, a long line of
government officials was admitted. It in
cluded the regents of the Smithsonian In
stitution, the civil service and interstate
commerce commissioners, assistant secre
taries of the departments, commissioners
-of alaborC'and hepds. of several buri&us.,
The delegation of war veterans was
smaller than usual, but included rep
resentatives of the veterans of the Mexi
can war, the loyal legion, the G. A. R.
and Union veterans, most of them wear
ing their plain blue uniform. Several
walked on crutches In the line, and empty
sleeves were numerous.
After these organizations, several hun
dred people who had been shivering on
the sidewalk in a long line poured through
the White House gates in two by two,
and were marshalled up the steps. There
were all conditions of society, all ages,
and not a few colored people in the array.
The venerable members of society of the
oldest Inhabitants of Washington, who
never miss this yearly event, were some
what belated but secured a place in line.
So, at the appointed hour of 2 o'clock, Mr.
Cleveland shook hands with the last per
son and the doors were closed. Those yet
in the mansion lingered, hoping to see the
presidential party pass upstairs, but the
president led the way through a side door,
and thus eluded his admirers.
William III is Cheered and MakcK a
BERLIN, Jan. 1. The mild weather
and bright sunshine attracted large
crowds of people to witness the parade
of the Berlin garrison today. At noon
the troops of the garrison marched
through Unter den Linden, the color com
pany and band halting in front of the
arsenal, where the entire staff of officers,
including Prince Arnulph of Bavaria,
Prince George of Saxony, and Prince
Leopold of Prussia, were assembled to re
ceive the watchword of the day. The em
peror walked from the castle to the ar
senal, and after reviewing the troops by
company, returned to the castle in the
same way, crowds cheering him as he
passed. The emperor addressed the of
ficers, saying, "We stand In the face of
serious times, but as in 1870, when the
princes of the German nation stood to
gether in triumph over a foreign enemy,
so today, they stand together in the pres
ence of their royal commander, giving
shining proofs of the union of Germany's
princes and her peoples. Germany will
also triumph over a more serious internal
foe, which is confronting the empire. The
army Is the fundamental basis of the
empire, for the army Is the nation
Receptions at Paris.
PARIS, Jan. 1. Ambassador Eustis
New Year's reception was attended by
most of the members of the American
colony and many diplomatists. The
salons in which it was held were decor
ated with palms, roses and chrysanthe
mums. Iilrs. Eustls did the honors. She
was assisted by her daughter and her
nieces, Miss Lydia Eustis and Miss John
ston. Among those present were:
Thomas B. Ferguson, United States
minister to Sweden- JuU.s Oppert, mem
ber of the institute; Mrs. Sears, daughter
of ex-Minister Coolidge, and General
Noyes and his nieces.
Consul-General Mcrse threw open his
whole house to his many New Year's
guests. Mrs. Morse was assisted by her
mother, Mrs. Blumenthal. In no previous
year has the official American receptions
been so well attended.
Rnnyon at Berlin.
BERLIN, Jan. L The emperor, with
his family, received New Year's congrat
ulations this morning in the white cham
ber of the palace. Among those who
called at the palace was Mr. Theodore
Runyon, United States ambassador, who
was attired in the uniform of a general
of the United States army. General Run
yon also held a reception at his resi
dence. An Indian Civilization.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1. The su
preme court has rendered a decision which
is of considerable importance to tho3e
engaged in selling Intoxicating liquors.
The court decided that any person who
sells or furnishes Intoxicant liquor to any
Indian is guilty of a felony, no matter
how civilized the Indian may be.
FLOWER AND GILRQY
Two Famous Democratic Admin
istrations at an End.
G0YERN0R MORTON INAUGURATED
W. L. Strong Accession to the May
oralty of Xcw York Much LUce
That of Havenieyer.
NEW YORK. Jan. 1. For the first time
in 22 years a mayor not of democratic
faith, is at the head of the city govern
ment. William L. Strong, who was to
day Inducted into the office, represents
very much the same conditions and so
cial elements that asserted themselves
in 1S72 In the Elevation of William F.
Haveineyer to the mayoralty. In both
instances there was revolt against mu
nicipal corruption. Upon both occasions
public sentiment was crystallized through
the medium of a committee of 70, the
main purpose in 1S72 being to overthrow
the Tweed regime and in 1S9I to correct
abuses known or suspected in police and
other departments of the city govern
Shortly after noon the outgoing and in
coming mayors met at the city hall. Af
ter the usual formalities and the intro
duction of several heads of departments
to Mr. Strong. Thomas F. Gllroy took his
departure from the mayor's office and, as
he has announced, from political life.
The conditions for the new officials will
be somewhat changed. The new state
constitution goes into effect today. Under
It every species of gambling Is a criminal
offense. Rumors of the intended resigna
tion of many officials are rife, but it is
generally believed men in possession will
hold on until they see whether the power-of-removal
bill will be passed at Albany.
ALBANY, N. Y.. Jan. 1. Levi P. Mor
ton was inaugurated governor of New
York at noon today. The nw governor
and the full military staff were escorted
to the capitol in carriages by four com
panies of National Guards. In the ex
ecutive chamber the governor-elect was
greeted by the ret'iring governor, sur
rounded by his military staff; after which
all proceeded to the assembly chamber.
After prayer by a bishop, Governor
Flower extended a formal welcome to
his successor. In a brief reply Governor
Morton complimented his predecessor
both as a man and as an official. The
oath of office was administered by Sec
retary of State Palmer. In the executl.-o
chamber Governor Morton received for at
hour congratulations of the people. Sub
sequently Governor and Mrs. Morton and
the Misses Morton held a public recep
tion in the executive mansion.
OTHER POLITICAL NEWS.
The California. Legislature.
SAN FRANqiSCO, Jan. L By Friday,
the members of the legislature will bo
gathering at SacramentoiMauV of them
will not" 3top over in KaiT Francisco, but
will go direct to the capital. Mr. Budd i3
in Stockton, but will go to Sacramento
Thursday, and will remain as the guest
of Governor Markham at the Sutter club
until his inauguration. It is said that
Colnons' appointment as private secretary
wlll be only temporary, and that Mr.
Budd intends to give him a better and less
arduous position after the legislature ad
journs. It is believed that Ed McCabe,
of Merced, will be the executive secretary.
Tlie Senatorial Bcc.
DENVER, Jan. 1. It is said that W. S.
Stratton, a rich mining man of Cripple
Creek, is an aspirant for Senator AVol
cott's seat in the senate. Stratton ar
rived in Denver tonight and his friend3
say that he will make a strong light.
He was one of the first to discover the
great possibilities of Cripple Creek and
made a fortune out of it.
Bnnn Gives It Up.
MODESTO, Cal., Jan. 1. The election
contest of John Dunn against T. J.
Carmichael, for supervisor of the third
district of this county, in which the of
ficial count declared Carmichael elected
by one majority, terminated suddenly to
day by Dunn's attorney making a motion
to dismiss the proceedings. Judge Minor
thereupon declared Carmichael elected.
A Rival for Wolcott.
DENVER, Jan. 1. Senator Wolcott has
a rival In W. S. Stratton, of Cripple
Creek, owner of the Independence and
other mines in that district. Mr. Stratton
was three years ago a poor carpenter.
He is reported to have come to Denver
determined to get the senatorship. His
candidacy has created considerable sur
prise among republicans.
Chandler's Election Assured.
CONCORD. N. H., Jan. 1. Stephen
Jewett, of Laconla, was this evening elect
ed by the republicans in the house for
speaker. This apparently settles the
United States senatorial contest, as Mr.
Chandler has been closely identified with
Estce nnd His Friends.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1. The com
mittee to contest the election of Mr. Budd,
had another meeting yesterday afternoon
but did nothing. About Friday a resolu
tion will be adopted asking the legisla
ture to investigate the election in San
Hamilton Fislt for Speaker.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 1. The republican:
caucus of the lower house tonight nomi
nated Hamilton Fish for speaker.
The Kinr the Pope's Safeguard.
LONDON, Jan. 1. The Standard's Rome
correspondent says several cardinals who
oppose Cardinal Rompolla'3 attitude
towards the cardinals were conversing re
cently, when one remarked that the king
of Italy at Rome was the pope's safe
guard. All concurred in this opinion. The
pope, upon hearing this, was much im
pressed. It is supposed that this partly
accounted for his omissions of the usual
allusions to temporal power from hl3
speech at the New Year's reception.
Appointed Bishops by the Pope.
ROME, Jan. L The pope has appointed
Bishop M. Marty, of Sioux Falls, S. D.,
to the bishopric of St. Cloud, Minn., and
the Rev. Father Langin, of the congre
gation of St. Mary Immaculate, has been
appointed to the bishopric of St. Boniface,
Solid Agnlnst Blank.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 1. The local
lodges of the Independent Order of B'nal
Brith have elected their delegates to the
grand lodge. The last subordinate body
met last night, and if Louis Blank, who
is charged with a shortage of over $13,
000, is to win his re-election to the posi
tion of grand secretary, he must rely upon,
the votes of those who will represent the
lodges in the interior of the state. A
majority of the delegates from the city;
lodges is solid against him.