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DECISION OP JUDGE LAXGLEY IX
KING COUNTY'S CONTESTS.
Vandevoiiter, Republican Sheriff, ani
Moyer, PonpIIst Coroner, Are
SEATTLE, Jan- 12. The election con
tests for the offices of sheriff and coroner
of King county, growing out of the close
vote at the recent election, were today de
cided by Judge Jangley against the con
testant in each case. He declared A. T.
Vandevanter, rep., elected sheriff over "W.
H. Mover, pop., by a plurality of 7, and
Dr. O. P. Askam, pop., elected coroner
over R. M. Eames, rep., by VZ plurality.
Judge Langley gave a liberal construction
to the law, and refused to throw out the
entire vote of several challenged pre
cincts, as he would thereby disfranchise
honest voters who had observed the law,
simply because of the ignorance or care
lessness of the election officers, who had
neglected to put their initials on the bal
lots. He held that the ballots, where the
same candidate's name had been marked
more than once, should be counted, as the
intention of the voter was plain, the only
exception being where the ballot bore
some distinguishing mark. He also held
that where the cross was put above or be
low the top of a party ticket, it might be
counted for that ticket. He dismissed the
wholesale charges of fraud made by the
populists as hardly worth consideration.
Both contestants will appeal.
J. W. Maple, the populist treasurer
elect, has given notice of his Inability to
give a bond of $800,009, but claims the right
to file it at any time before the expiration
of his term, and has applied for popular
support, saying that the, bankers have
combined against him.
The board of tide-land appraisers for
King county today filed the plat and ap
praisement of that part ol the tide
lands of Commencement bay which are
in King county, comprising 7S6 acres, at
an aggregrate valuation of J93.S29. The
tract in the vicinity of Brown's point is
laid out In irregular blocks, but the bulk
of the land Is in rectangular blocks, di
vided by streets running north and south,
cast and west. There are three north
and south streets 100 feet wide, and a rail
road avenue 200 feet wide, while there
are nine east and west streets, about a
mile long, running from deep water to the
meander line, which are intended to be
continued over the Puyallup reservation.
One of these is named Puyallup boulevard,
140 feet wide, which the Puyallups intend
to extend eight miles, and to park. A
uniform width of 760 feet was adopted for
the blocks, except where it was impos
sible, and the lots are generallyl00x3S0
feet. The valuation ranges from $22 an
acre upward, and averaged $122 an acre.
. The thaw and heavy warm rain, follow
ing so quickly on a long frost, have caused
serious slides on the Great Northern and
the Lake Shore roads, north of the city,
and both roads were blocked today. On
the Great Northern, the road between
Everett and Edmonds Is covered with
slides, and no trains went through either
way, passengers having to transfer to
steamers or stay on the trains and go hun
gry. Two bents of a bridge near Cath
cart, on the Lake Shore road, were
washed out by a flood coming down a
usually dry gulch. All the rivers to the
north are rising, and In the Skagit delta,
aided by a big tide, the oatfields were
flooded. In this city the tide was so high
that it rose to the cellars of buildings
on the lower side of Front street. The
.rain still continues, and the floods are ex
pected to rise still higher.
Ju&bg Dillon. THInki Nothing1 'Ik to
Be Gained by Stnllcnp's Salt.
TACOMA, Jan. 12. In answer td In
quiries from New York, Mayor Orr and
City Attorney Wickersham today wired
Ne Tork bond-buyers that the city will
certainly stubbornly contest the suit
brought by the superior court before
Judge Stallcup to set aside 1750 $1000 bonus,
paid by the city for the light and water
plant. They completely deny the report
that the city will allow judgment to be
taken by default. Judge Dillon, of New
York, and the most prominent bond-buying
Arms In the country have wired that
the water bonds are valid beyond a
doubt, and that the effect of the Stallcup
suit, should it win in the lower court,
would be to injure the city's credit, with
out gaining anything In the end. Judge
Dillon has held that the innocent holders
of the bonds need not intervene in the
present suit, claiming that the federal
court will protect their claim against the
Seven customs inspectors are working
in two shifts while the big cargo of tlie
steamship Tacoma, from China, is being
discharged. It was announced today that
hereafter all silk brought over by the
Northern Pacific steamship line, averaging
over $100,000 worth on each steamer, will
be appraised and duty paid here, thus
saving its shipment in bond. Four car
loads of raw silk were appraised today
and sent to New York by the overland
passenger tonight. Duty is paid only on
manufactured silk. This change will in
crease the business of the local custom
house, and decrease that of New York
Four missionaries arrived today from
New York and Ohio, en route to the In
land China mission. They expect to sail
on the Tacoma.
of the neighbors, who took the child and
rolled him across their knees. He was
revived in a few minutes.
Good Shovrlns 3Iade Br County
Treasurer Charles 3Iorris.
GOLDENDALE, Wash., Jan. 12. Chas.
Morris, the retiring county treasurer,
closed his books today, after giving Klick
itat one of the most economical adminis
trations in her history, having attended
to the duties of the office most of the timo
without the expense of a deputy. The
assessment roll, as turned over to his suc
cessor, will show that taxes will be paid
on the following property:
4G2.0U acres of land and improve
ments thereon $1,295,905
9175 horses 176,029
7918 cattle 93,023
71,159 sheep 71,161
6637 hogs IMOi
Implements and furniture 140.245
Personal property 721.320
Total, personal and real $2,017,225
The auditor's report shows the outstand
ing warrants to be $76,757 78. The expense
of paupers was $2490 70, which exceeds the
record of any previous year. All county
warrants that were issued by the county
up to March 9. 1S93, were validated by a
vote of the iseople last September. Re
cently the attorney-general has given in
structions to County Attorney Hartman
Spalding that the county commissioners
had a right to bond the county for the
amount validated by the election. On the
other hand, there arises confusion from
the fact that at the recent November elec
tion, the question of bonding the county
was submitted to a vote and failed to
HORRIBLE STATE OF AFFAIRS.
Charges Mndc Against a. Rancher
Living Xear Faloune.
PALOUSE, "Wash., Jan. 12. Jame3 W.
Robertson, a prosperous rancher, resid
ing a few miles east of this city, was ar
rested last evening charged with incest
with his 17-year-old daughter Annie. The
warrant was sworn out by his elder
daughter, Zaenie, who Is married to Will
lam Williams, of this city. The examina
tion was held before Justice Sardam, ar.i
the evidence indicated that the prisoner
had been criminally intimate with Annie
for the past four years, compell
ing her to occupy his bed, de
spite the protests of his wife and
other members of the family, who were
afraid to tell. The prisoner did not offer
any evidence in defense, and was bound
over in the sum of $3000, and was taken to
the county jail by Deputy Sheriff Bundy.
The trial promises to develop a horrible
state of affairs. It Is reported that the
prisoner had also compelled the elder
daughter to submit to him. and that a
child was born to his daughter Annie
and made away with. Indignation among
the neighbors is running high, and there
Is some talk of lynching. Rumors of
Robinson's treatment of his daughter
have been current for a long time, and
a few months ago a band organized to
punish him, but could not agree, and de
cided to let the law take its course. Rob
inson is an old soldier, 50 years old, has
a wife and nine children, and owns two
quarter-section of land free of mort
gage. He declined to make any state
ment. THE DALLES SCHOOLS.
An Elcctloa to Vote on the Question
of n. Special Tax.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 12. A call has
been Issued by the directors of this school
district ordering a public meeting, Jan
uary 26, at the Court-street schoolhouse.
The questions to be determined are, What
action, if any, the district shall take rel
ative to voting a special tax for the sup
port of our schools? And, also, Shall a tax
be voted to pay a part or all of the debt
of the district? The Dalles Is well sat
isfied with Its schools, and doubtless -will
vote all necessary means to maintain
their high standard.
IS AGAIN" A SUFFERER
THE FRASER RIVER OVERFLOWING
Much Damage Ik Being Done in That
Portion of the Valley Which.
Suffered Last Spring.
SUPERIOR COURT DECISIONS.
An Important Case From Spokane
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 12. Opinions
have been filed in the superior court as
E. B. Hyde and George IT. Leonard,
respondents, vs. Albert Heller et al., ap
pellants, from Spokane; reversed. This
case grew out of a contract for the sale
of valuable property in Spokane by Mrs.
Heller to Eugene Hyde for $60,000, In lfcS9.
Mrs. Heller died, leaving adult and minor
heirs, whom Hyde sued for a revision of
contract and for the money he had paid.
The complaint was grounded on the al
leged inability of some of the heirs to
give title, owing to minority. The supe
rior court gave him a judgment for a re
vision of tho contract and $15,000 paid,
which judgment Is reversed, and the
lower court is instructed to ascertain the
amount due on the contract, to author.e
the executors to make a deed In accord
ance with the provisions of the law to
the respondents, on the payment of the
amount due, and to adjudge a lien upon
the land in controversy in favor of tle
appellants to secure the balance due en
the purchase price.
Frank A. Howard, appellant, vs. the
Seattle National bank, respondent; peti
tion for rehearing denied.
The highest tide in 17 years occurred
here today, completely submerging the
long wharf and flooding the lower floors
of the tenderloin district on the tide
FELL INTO A SLOUGH.
Narrow Escape of an Aberdeen Baby
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Jan. 12. The 2-ycar-old
son of Henry Peatch had a nar
row escape from drowning yesterday.
While playing in the backyard he fell
from a walk Into a sJough, in which there
was several feet of water. His little sister
ran into the house, telling the mother
that the baby was in the water. Suppos
ing that the child was simply playing in
some small puddle, the mother at first
paid no attention, but on going out
was horrified to sec the child under the
water. Jumping in, she pulled him out.
and her screams attracted the attention
OTHER NORTHWEST NEWS.
Death of a, Heppner Lawyer.
HEPPNER, Or., Jan. 12. J. W. Dawson,
of the law firm of Ellis, Dawson &
Lyons, of this city, died at 7 P. M. today,
after an illness of only four or five days.
He was a rising young attorney, and well
liked by all who knew him. He was not
thought to be seriously ill, until this
morning, when his mother, who lives at
McMtnnville, was telegraphed for, and
is now on her way here.
A representative of a large meat firm
of Omaha is here for the purpose of pur
chasing 10 carloads of fat cattle for im
mediate shipment. He will have no dif
ficulty in securing them, as cattle are In
fine condition here, owing to the mildness
of the winter and the great abundance
An Old Landmark Burned.
SFOKANE. Wash., Jan. 12. Old Con
cordia hall, an historic landmark of Spo
kane, went up in smoke this morning.
It was a wooden structure, and the fire
licked it up like a tinder-box. It was
the property of the Northwest & Pacific
Hypotheke bank, to which company it
was surrendered for a mortgage of $7500.
It was built in 1S76, and prior to the build
ing of the Auditorium- was the leading
theater of the city.
Chenowcth Park Property Sold.
ROSEBURG. Or., Jan. 12. The Cheno
weth Park property was sold at sheriff's
sale today. There were only two bidders,
E. C. Stuart, of Portland, and E. G.
Young & Co., of Oakland. Stuart bought
the real property, bidding 52SS3 69, and
Young & Co. the personal property for
The remains of Mason Woodruff, who
was accidentally killed Tuesday near Pa
louse City, arrived on tonight's local In
charge of G. Mason, and were met at the
depot by the members of Philetarlan
lodge. No. S, L O. O. F., of Roseburg, and
taken to their hall. The funeral will be
held at French Settlement tomorrow.
ABOUT THE HORSES.
Not a. First Choice Among the Win
ners at San Francisco.
The bookmakers made a clean scoop of
five races at San Francisco yesterday.
Not a first choice won and even-money
favorites were bowled over by outsiders
in a way to make the talent ill. These
were winners on the various tracks:
At San Francisco Five furlongs, sell
ing. Three Forks in 1:11; five furlongs,
Burmah in 1:12; Gunst stakes, one mile,
selling, for all ages. Jim Flood in l:56i;
$400 stakes, mile and a half, six hurdles,
My Luck in 3:17; seven furlongs, selling,
Mollle R. in 1.43.
At New Orleans Six furlongs, Wanda
in VJlVi: six furlongs, G. B. Cox in 1:21;
six furlongs, Corea In 1:21; one and a
sixteenth miles. Marcel in 2:00; five fur
longs. Festival In 1:07.
The Hawthorne Derby.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. The National Der
by for 1S95. which is to be run at Haw
thorne for a purse of $20,000, of which
515.000 goes to the winner, has an entry
11st of 75 3-year-olds, including the pick
of Eastern, as well as Western stock.
The entries closed January 1.
ABOUT THE FIGHTERS.
Jack Dempsey's Next Opponent.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Tommy Ryan and
his trainer, Joe Choynskl, accompanied
by a party of friends, will leave here to
morrow for New York, where he will
finish training for his fight with Jack
Dempsey before the Seaside Athletic
Club, January IS.
Creedon to Fight in Texan.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 12. Dan Creedon. ac
companied by Colonel John D. Hopkins,
his backer; Tom Tracy, his trainer, and
a. select party of St. Louis sports, left
here this evening for Galveston, where
Creedon is to meet Herman Bernau, Jan
uary 19. Creedon is In prime condition.
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. 12. The province
is threatened with serious floods, and
great damage is being done in that por
tion of the Fraser river valley which
suffered so severely last spring. The
floods are caused by the unusually high
tides experienced here yesterday and to
day. This morning the delta district
was one large lake, and in place of ve
hicular traffic on roads, boats were called
Into requisition. The tide, assisted by a
heavy gale from the west, drove the
water over the dikes, and at 10 o'clock
this morning the water Inside of the em
bankment was six Inches higher than at
any time during the spring flood. West
ham island is entirely under water. For
tunately the farmers had time to remove
their stock and effects, and as the harvest,
of course, is over, the loss will not be so
serious, though great damage has been
done to roads and dikes.
At the north arm of the Fraser, a set
tlement on the opposite side of the river,
a similar state of affairs exists. Roads
are all flooded, and several bridges are
washed away. The water is over the
floors of several canneries, and goods and
effects had to be hastily removed. Sea
island and Lulu island are in places en
tirely submerged. The Coquilam river,
which joins the Fraser above New West
minster, has risen with marvelous rapid
ity during the last few days, and at noon
today was 18 inches higher than ever be
fore. Recent heavy rains and warm
weather have melted Immense quantities
of snow in the mountains, and a usually
email broak is now a raging torrent, car
rying all before it. The traffic bridge at
Westminster Junction was swept away
this afternoon, and fears are entertained
for the safety of'the railroad bridge at
the same point. Several small bridges
across this stream are also gone.
Telegrams from the upper country all
state that the Fraser river is rising rap
Idly, faster than ever seen before. At
Yale, the head of navigation, five feet of
snow was lying on the ground Monday,
but today scarcely six inches remains.
Constable Marquette, at Mission City,
states that the river rose six feet at
that point yesterday. -t New Westmin
ster no serious damage was done, though
the water is nearly up to the wharves.
The flats at South Westminster were
flooded, and the water is nearly up to the
Great Northern track, though it is not
thought that it will be flooded. In this
city several boathouses are flooded. Water
nearly overflowed several wharves, but
no serious damage has been done so far.
Advices Just received from Eburne, a set
tlement at the mouth of the Fraser, say
there is three feet of water over Sea
island today. A dispatch from Steveston,
another settlement at the mouth of the
Fraser, says the dike is washed out In a
dozen places, and the -island is flooded.
The water is still rising, and a higher tide
Trains Blockaded Near Dunsmuir.
DUNSMUIR, Cal., Jan. 12. It has rained
very hard for 24 hours and still pours
down. The snow Is melting and raising
the river. Trains are blocked by slides
all along in the canyon. A heavy force
Is working to clear the track. It will
not be possible to get a train through
YREKA, Cal., Jan. 12. The rain has
been coming down In torrents for the
past 12 houra, and there are no prospects
of a cessation. With the immense depths
of snow In the- bills and mountains,'
streams and creeks are fast swelling to
rivers, and present prospects indicate a
repetition of the great storms and floods
of 1890, and people hereabouts are al
ready preparing for the worst.
IN THE FROZEN EAST.
A Strange Stuff Fell With the Snow
ELVA, Ky., Jan. 12. When the people
in this locality arose this morning, they
found tho ground covered with two inches
of snow, and this was coered with a yellow-tinted
stuff that could be gathered In
handfuls, and would turn water Inky
black. There is no explanation of the
phenomena, and an analysis has been un
dertaken. CHICAGO, Jan. 12. The thermometers
from Dakota to Indiana were very low
splrlted today. At noon, St. Paul and
Minneapolis reported 2 below zero. Kan
sas City, 8 below; St. Louis, 4 below, and
Chicago, 9 below. Indications are for
warmer weather tomorrow.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12. Yesterday's sud
den drop In temperature continued through
the night, reaching the coldest point of the
winter, at 2 o'clock this morning, 10 deg.
below zero. At 11:10 the thermometer reg
istered 1 deg. above zero.
OMAHA, Jan. 12. The weather has
moderated much since last night, and
little fear Is expressed that any suffering
will result in Nebraska tonight. Re
ports from the drouth districts do not
show that there were any alarming re
sults from last night.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 12. The
thermometer here registered 1 deg. below
zero at 7 o'clock this evening, and the
weather is growing colder. There is
heavy snow in the mountains.
Twelve Below in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 12. At 6 A. M.
the signal officer's thermometer regis
tered 12 below zero, and at noon 7 below.
Since the trials of Hatch and Appleman,
alleged accessories of Worden. and their
acquittal, the sentiment in "Worden's fa
vor has greatly increased, many believing
that Worden was made a tool of and
greatly wronged. Worden's attorneys are
hard at work on his case, and say they
have good ground to expect Worden's
ADVICES FROM HAWAII.
Native Partisans of the Queen Not
Reconciled to Dole's Government.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12. The follow
ing advices were received via the steamer
Australia, bearing date of Honolulu, Jan
It was stated on the 2d that there was
probably no valid foundation for an alarm
which arose the night of the 31st ult., that
native partisans of the queen were about
to fire the city, ana try to carry out
Bush's programme of seizing the govern
ment, but there was more in it than was
believed. A more serious alarm occurred
on the evening of the 3d, with unmistak
able evidence of its reality. Considerable
numbers of natives came into town after
dark from the surrounding country, and
gatheredin groups upon the streets. At
the same time the saloons were deserted
by the natives, who evidently had. orders
to keep sober. The police at once became
active, and the citizen guards were put
upon the alert. Before 9 o'clock, however,
the conspirators became discouraged by
the evident activity of the government,
and slunk away.
There was a gathering of natives to the
immigration depot, a retired spot, beyond
the marine railway. Over 100 were found
there by the police, who succeeded in in
ducing them to leave. They seemed to be
expecting to receive arms there, perhaps
from a small vessel supposed to be prowl
ing around. There Is much mystery about
what actually happened that night. The
authorities are very reticent
There seems no doubt of the existence
of an organization of royalist leaders,
whom large numbers of natives have
undertaken to assist, and to obey their
orders. Arrests are expected. There
seems no probability of any actual out
break, in the face of the great strength
and alertness of the government.
A singular circumstance was that five
white policemen patrolling the shore to
ward Walkikl for opium smugglers, were
held up and disarmed separately by a com
pany of seven men. xney were aeiamea
about one hour. All has been quiet since
Hon. Francis M. Hatch, our minister of
foreign affairs, embarks today for Wash
ington. His errand is to confer with Ha
waiian Minister Thurston, who has been
of late occupied with a mission to Portugal
about immigrant laborers.
Mr. Hatch will place Mr. Thurston in
possession of the latest views of his gov
ernment. He may be able to put in a few;
days' work with public men in Washing
ton on matters affecting Hawaii. Besides
the question of annexation, now rather
in abeyance, there are matters of the
needed cable, the removal of Pearl-harbor
bar, the presence of United States war
ships, etc., which call for attention. As
the session of the United States congress
is short, some of these questions may sud
denly come to the front, and this govern
ment desires to be strongly represented.
Mr. Thurston will therefore be reinforced
by the great abilities of Mr. Hatch.
Hnwalians Want an American Cable.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12. Hawaiian
Minister of Foreign Affairs Hatch, who
came on the steamer Australia this morn
ing, intends to meet the business men
of San Francisco to urge the Importance
of immediate action on the cable question.
He says the Hawaiians do not want an
English cable, and will accept it only as a
and the attending physician doubts if he
can live 24 hours. Steven Walden was ar
rested last night, and Miner Walden, sr.,
surrendered himself to Sheriff Purvis to
day. Both men emphaticallyv deny any
knowledge of the shooting, while in hla
declaration Silva positively Identifies both
men as his assailants. Walden is a well
known politician and lobbyist, and late in
the '60s was twice elected assemblyman
from this county. He has always been
active in local politics. Ball has not been
asked for, pending Silva's Injuries.
THE ARIZONA FIGHT.
IN ENGLAND AGAIN.
Burns Talked to the Interviewer of
His American Tour.
LIVERPOOL. JanT"l2. John Burns. M.
P. and labor leader, arrived from New
York today. In an interview he said he
liked the Americans very much, but In
his opinion the American capitalist was
an enlarged and offensively glorified edi
tion of his English prototype. Excepting
in the skilled trades, he said, the Ameri
can workingmen are not organized to the
extent that the English workingmen are.
Mr. Burns said his tour was a success,
and he hoped to return to America in the
autumn, when he would go further West
to teach the lessons he had learned in
New York. The attention which he re
ceived In the United States was, he said,
very flattering and encouraging. There
was nothing for him to regret, but much
to remember with pleasure. The fact of
so many thousands leaving their homes to
listen to him was a hopeful sign, show
ing a readiness to learn from any quar
ter, however humble. In concluding, Mr.
Burns said he returned to England with
a deeper faith in the British industrial
policy. He remarked that the toughest ex
perience of his life, not excepting the
trials of the great dock strike, was his
efforts to organize a concert on the
Etruria in a heavy gale.
Non-Union Men Beaten.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12. Henry Aye and
John Kraus, non-union blacksmiths, work
ing for Henry F. Winter, are in a critical
condition from a beating given them by
seven unknown men. Aye sustained a
fracture of the skull and Kraus severe
Internal Injuries. The beating Is undoubt
edly the result of union troubles.
Working to Save Worden's Neck.
WOODLAND, Cal.. Jan. 12. A petition
for the pardon of S. D. Worden, one of
the alleged trainwreckers near Sacramen
to July 1L who is now confined in the
state prison at Folsom under sentence of
death, will be circulated extensively.
Attorney-General Henry Has Tend
ered His Resignation.
PHOENIX. A. T., Jan. 12. Another
phase of the fight among the territorial
officials came this morning in a letter of
resignation from Attorney-General Henry,
addressed to Governor Hughes. The res
ignation was embraced in a long letter
in which Henry denounced the governor
as one who, for his own ends, has been
disrupting the democratic party, and af
firming that if the governor had the in
terests of Arizona and the democratic
party at heart, he would alone tender
his resignation to the president. He
charged the governor with malfeasance
In office and refused on that account to
continue longer as his legal adviser. The
resignation was at once accepted and T.
D. Satterwhlte, of Tucson, appointed in
his place. Henry has joined Secretary
Bruce and United States Marshal Meade
in the democratic crusade against the
governor, and will press at Washington
for his removal upon the charge already
Bears Escape From Their Keepers.
UPPER SANDUSKY, O.. Jan. 12. Three
large black bears escaped from their keep
ers here Monday, and the owners, who are
traveling showmen, kept the matter se
cret. Frank Crane, a farmer, says the
animals killed a number of his pigs and
chickens Wednesday night. The bears
partly devoured pigs, chickens, turkeys
and geese on other farms the next night.
A party of school children saw one of the
bears near the Blue Ridge school. Several
of the little ones fainted. The bear mere
ly sniffed at them, and sauntered away.
Armed men attempted to capture or kill
the animals, but did not succeed. If the
bears be not captured soon, a militia com
pany will be sent out after them.
Bill Cook Captured.
SANTA FE, N. M., Jan. 12. Marshal
Hall received the following, telegram to
day from Deputy Marshal C. O. Perry,
dated Fort Stanton:
"Captured Bill Cook, of Oklahoma Ter
ritory, this morning. Will take him from
here to Roswell, thence to Oklahoma
Cook is the leader of the band that has
been terrorizing the Indian Territory for
the last few months, and there is a heavy
reward offered for his capture, dead or
Provincial Legislature Prorogued.
QUEBEC, Jan. 12. The provincial leg
islature was prorogued tonight by Lieutenant-Governor
Chapleau, after an un
usually lengthy session.
A. Large Au'dience fin Joyed Much' This
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. Mozart's "Don
Giovanni" was performed at the Metro
politan opera house tonight before a large
audience, which showed very plainly that
It enjoyed this most famous of operas. The
performance was one of the most satisfac
tory of the current season. The cast was
the same as heretofore, and the various
artists were in good form, and were more
at ease than they were the first night
of the work this season. M. Maurel re
peated his finely-wrought impersonation
of the central figure of the drama, and
again delighted every one with his clever
treatment of insignificant details. M. Ed
ouard de Reszke was again seen, and
heard in his admirably humorous perform
ance of Leporello. Mme. Nordica, as
Donno Anna, and Mme. Earns, as Donna
Elvira, sang their music well, and Mile,
de Lussan, as Serlina; Signor Russitano,
as Don Ottavlo; Signor Carbone, as Mas
setto, and Signor Abramoff, as II Com
mendatore, filled out the cast acceptably.
A concert by the Knellselmen quartet
was given at the Mendelssohn Glee Club
hall tonight. It was the first of a series
of three to be given by this organization.
The audience was large enough to be en
couraging, and its applause was a suf
ficient evidence of the genuine pleasure.
The programme was delightfully ar
ranged. It comprised Beethoven's quartet
In A minor, opus 132; the larghetto and
scherzo from Cherublnl's quartet In D
minor, and Antonin Dvorak's quartet in
F major, opus 96, one of his recent Amer
ican works. This arrangement, beginning
with the most serious work of, the even
ing, and ending with the most genial, was
much better than that originally an
nounced, which had the compositions in
directly the opposite order. The Dvorak
quartet, which was produced by the
Kneiselmen last season, has been per
formed by the organization over 50 times
in various parts of the United States.
Many of these performances were In di
rect response to requests to hear this new
work by the eminent Bohemian composer.
It can be said that the work bears rep
etition remarkably well. It is bright, en
gaging, tuneful, fresh In ideas, unlabor
ious, yet varied in treatment and full of
Garcia, the Mexican Outlaw.
BROWNSVILLE. Tex., Jan. 12. Further
news from Hidalgo county shows that in
the riot Garcia, the outlaw, who shot
Joconto Hinoyosa, also fatally shot Wen
eclac Zolis, of the deputy sheriff's, posse,
and seriously wounded his own son. The
posse had arrested Garcla's son, who was
placed on a horse behind one of the of
ficers. They then started In search of
Garcia, riding along in Indian file. The
shot, which came from behind them, hit
Hinoyosa, and he fell dead. The second
shot wounded Zolis fatally, and another
shot, intended for a deputy, struck the
outlaw's son, causing a dangerous wound.
Garcia escaped unhurt. He is the best
shot in this country, and a desperate man.
Saw Their Mother Murdered.
CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Crazed by jealousy,
Jacob Miller, a furniture polisher, residing
at 641 North Wood street, cut his wife's
throat from ear to ear with a razor, this
morning. The woman was Instantly
killed. Miller then rushed to the factory,
where he was employed, and shot James
Olander, the foreman. Inflicting a slight
wound over the eyes. The man's two lit
tle children witnessed the murder of their
Cheated the Gallows.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 12.-Georgo
Frederick Ashford, the fiend who mur
dered his wife and infant child and at
tempted to murder another child, died
this evening In Westminster jail, thus es
caping the gallows. The man was uncon
scious for the last few days, so no state
ment was made.
Positive in His Identification.
MODESTO. Cal., Jan. 12. The condition
of Frank Silva, who was shot at his ranch
near Modesto, Thursday night, is critical.
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