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VOL. XXXIV.—NQ. 112.
Clifton K. Breckinridge's
Seat in Congress.
The Majority Elections Com
Clayton's Murder Laid at tho Door of
His Political Opponents.
The Hooper Theory Discredited—A Spe
cial Law for Contested Elections
Associated Press Dispatches. I
Washington, August .'!.—Representa
tive Lacey, of lowa, has prepared for
submission to the house the majority
report of the elections committee upon
the Clayton-Breckinridge contested elec
tion case and the murder of the Repub
lican contestant. Commenting on Clay
ton's murder, the report says: "Re
wards were offered,' anil the community
of Morrillton passed appropriate resolu
tions, but no earnest attempt to bring
the murderers to justice has been made
by the local authorities. The efforts of
the governor have been in vain."
Next the report refers to the killing of
Smith, a negro detective, who was in
vestigating the ballot-box theft, and
George Bentley, brother of T. Bentley,
wdio was suspected of being one of the
thieves. George Bentley at the time
was negotiating with the l'inkertons to
give_ evidence and expose the guilty
parties, when he was said to have been
accidentally shot by his brother. The
report says there is no direct evidence to
show any criminality in the killing of
Bentley, but declares it unfortunate that
these two killings occurred while the
men were about to give evidence to
The theory that Clayton's murder was
•due to the enmity of one Hooper is
taken up, and the report says it clearly
appears that Hooper was not only in
California when the murder occurred,
but ill with a disease. The theory, says
the majority, was naturally pleasing to
•the contestee (Breckinridge), though the
friends of Col. Clayton very naturally
complained that so important a clew
should have been concealed for ten
months from them, and only made
known when the congressional investi
The report, continuing, says: "No
reasonable explanation of the murder
appears except that some of the ballot
box thieves, finding the taking of testi
mony proceeding, killed Clayton to sup
press Investigation. No other motive
is possible. The necessity of the enact
ment of some law winch will prevent
ballot-box stealing and murder from
conferring a prima facie title to a seat
in congress, is evident from the
result of this contest. Had such laws
been in force as would have
prevented the contestee from taking his
seat with such title, no one would at
tempt to confer such title, by stealing
ballot-boxes. Evidently ballot-box steal
ing was looked upon as a joke in that
country, until the awful consequences
that resulted have appalled the good
people of tlie country. No doubt some
of these men would have been deterred
from taking the first step in the crime if
they had realized that murder would be
the end. But they crossed their Rubi
con. Breckinridge got a seat in con
gress, and one crime followed in the foot
steps of another. The least guilty of
the criminals dare not expose the more
guilty, lest the fate of Clayton should
"The murderers of Benjamin, a well
known Little Rock Republican, who
was killed while conferring with local
Republicans with regard to bringing
ballot-box thieves to justice, must be
well known, for a large number of per
sons were present, but they are not in
dicted. No indictments have been
found under the state election laws for a
ballot-box crime. Murderer Smith is
discharged without trial; the killing of
Bentley has not been investigated, and
the only man whose crime is punished
is Wahl, a federal supervisor, who was
indicted for playing cards wdien he was
shot. That men can be found lawless
enough to commit these crimes is to be de
plored, but when men of high character
and standing complacently avail them
selves of the fruits of such crime, and the
control of the national house of represen
tatives is made to turn upon such
methods, it no longer remains a mere
matter of local concern, but arises to the
magnitude of a national calamity."
"The present case," continues the re
port, "has attracted national attention.
Never before has a contest for a seat in
congress been terminated by the bullet
of an assassin. If such methods were
submitted to in silence —the party bene
fited by tlie crime and his partisans
quietly and without dispute retaining
the benefits of the death of his competi
tor —a new element would be introduced
into our form of government."
A resolution accompanying the report
declares the seat vacant.
CONGRESS THIS WEEK.
Light Attendance Will Make Dull Pro
ceedings in the House.
Washington, August 3.—ln this week's
house proceedings there is a strong dis
position on the part of the majority to
finally pass upon the conference report
on the original package bill, and secure
action upon the compound lard bill and
two election cases. But it is felt the
presence of a quorum is a necessity in
these cases, and if that cannot be main
tained it is probable the house will be
obliged to confine itself to consideration
of measures which are not expected to
arouse party feeling. The tariff bill will
be discussed in the senate until Friday,
when it will be laid aside and the river
and harbor appropriation bill taken up.
Two Light-Weights Fight Forty-One
Chicago, August 3. —A prize-fight of
forty-one rounds took lace in Thayer, In
diana, today, between the light-weights
Tommy White, of Chicago, and George
Siddons, of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Two-ounce gloves were used. The stake
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
was a purse of $500. Siddons won.
The first twenty rounds were
marked by furious slogging on both sides,
with tlie advantage on the side of the
Chicagoan, but after that he gradually
weakened, and only kept to the scratch
by frequent gulps of brandy. In the
forty-first round White was knocked
down six times before his seconds threw
up the sponge. The ring at the close of
the fight looked like a slaughter pen.
RROKE THK RECORD.
The Steamship Time from Japan tn
New York Beaten.
New York, August 3.—The great
steamers Glenogite and Monmouthshire
left Japan July 10th. After stopping at
various ports in the China seas to com
plete their cargoes they started on a
race for New York. The Glenogite ar
rived here today, having made the trip
from Japan in the remarkably short
time of lifty-four days, beating the rec
ord by one day. The Monmouthshire is
expected hourly. The captain reports
suffering from the rice famine in Japan
to be on the increase. In every part
the inhabitants are starving.
Harrison, Miss., August 3. —Late last
night Horace Crawford, a negro porter
at the Gates hotel, saw several men
loitering around a store, and thinking
they were burglars, he demanded them
to surrender, when one of them shot and
killed him. Another man was found
just outside the city limits, shot through
the neck. This is supposed to have
been done by the same parties. The
shooting has caused great excitement.
A posse is scouring the woods for the
Harrison and Blame.
Gape May Point, N. J., August 3.—
President Harrison remained at home
all day today with his guest, Secretary
TERRIFJC HAIL IN MINNESOTA AND
A Large Section of Coutry Devastated.
Windows Broken, Crops Destroyed and
Hogs and Poultry Killed.
New Richland, Minn., August 3.—A
most terrific wind and hail storm visited
this section this forenoon. The win
dows on the west and north side of
every building in this village, and for
miles to either side in the country, are
broken. The storm covered an area of
about forty miles wide and ten miles
long. All uncut grain in its path is a
total loss. The loss is estimated at
from $75,000 to $100,000. Hogs were
killed and hundreds of chickens per
ished. In some instances pieces of ice
were driven with such force as to pierce
through the roofs of buildings.
Sioux Falls, S. D., August 3.—A se
vere hailstorm visited this vicinity this
morning. It lasted about five minutes,
but did .SIO,OOO orsls,ooodamages in the
city in the way of broken windows and
injury to trees and shrubbery. The
new court house suffered the great
est damage, over one hundred panes of
glass being broken. In the north
central portions of the city the hail
stones ran to the size of a man's fist,
while in the southern portion they were
not larger than in inch in diameter. Re
ports from the outside show that the
track of the storm was about forty miles
wide, from Beaver creek to Salem. The
damage to small grain will be compara
tively slight, as most of it was in shook,
but corn was stripped of its leaves.
Winona, Minn., August 3.—A heavy
wind storm struck this city this after
noon, accompanied by rain. Shade
trees, awnings and signs were blown
down. The iron roof of the Porter
flouring mill was torn out, and consider
able other damage done.
THE CONDUCTOR SLEPT.
It Caused a Collision Costing Several
Louisville, August 2. —This morning
near Bedford, Indiana, the outbound
passenger train from Chicago, on the
Louisville, New Albany and Chicago
railroad, collided with the northbound
passenger train from Louisville. Sev
eral cars were completely telescoped.
Engineer Burns and Fireman Cole
were instantly killed. A passen
ger named Ashcroft is also reported
killed. The injured number nine, of
whom James Tilford, a postal clerk,
will die. Conductor McDonald, of the
south-bound train, says he and his en
gineer agreed to sidetrack at Guthrie,
three miles from the wreck, but he
went to sleep, and did not awake until
the trains struck. Both engines were
almost entirely destroyed, and several
of the cars are little better than kind
ling wood! The money loss will be
A PRECIOUS PAIR.
A Colored Preacher and Wife Poison a
Family of Ten.
Atlanta, Ga., Augusts.—The attempt
of a colored preacher named W. H.
Boone, in Gordon county, to kill by
poison a family of ten persons, three of
his victimB being now dead, has created
intense excitement, and the poisoner
and his wife are carefully guarded in
jail. He put rat poison in the food of a
colored family named Lalley. Boone
puts the crime on his wife, saying she
was jealous of Mrs. Lalley's affection for
him. The wife puts it on her husband,
saying he sought to obtain possession of
Lalley's crop. The other victims are
not yet out of danger.
THE FORCE BILL.
Colored Republicans Say It Will Not
Help the Race.
Philadelphia, August 3.—The Mat
thew Stanley Quay Club of this city,
composed entirely of colored men, at a
largely attended meeting this afternoon
unanimously passed a resolution to the
effect that the federal election bill is not
practicable, will not help the political
condition of the colored man in the
south, but will rather have a tendency
to keep alive race piejudices.
Paper Mill Burned.
Dansville, N. V., August 3.—The
Whiteman paper mill was burned this
morning. Loss, $150,000; insurance,
MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1890.
A SHOOTER SHOT.
Another Victim of the Iron-
A Riotous Deputy Sheriff Seri
A Policeman and a By-Stander Also
Hit by Bullets.
Depredations of Whitecaps in New Mex
ico—A Rancher Murdered by
Associated Press Dispatches. I
San Francisco, August 3.—James
Corcoran, a deputy sheriff and member
of the Iron Holders' Union, was shot
and dangerously wounded this afternoon
by a policeman. Corcoran is an iron
molder by trade, but stopped working at
it when appointed deputy sheriff. He
remained an active member of the union,
however. This afternoon he went to
First and Howard streets, where the
Risdon iron works are located, and com
menced firing at the windows. Several
policemen attempted to arrest him, and
he took to flight. Officer Carr followed
him, while Officer Riley ran around
the block to intercept him.
Finding himself nearly overtaken,
Corcoran turned and fired two
shots at Officer Carr, who returned
fire, wounding him in the side. A mo
ment after Riley met him face to face at
the corner, and Corcoran fired at him,
barely missing. Riley returned the
fire, inflicting a dangerous wound in his
left shoulder. Riley then grappled with
him and threw him down. He was
taken to the receiving hospital, and
his wounds dressed.
In the melee a bystander, John
Iloran, received a slightwound.
Late in the evening William S. Fitz
gerald, a member of a local detective
agency, fired two shots at the windows
of the Risdon works. He was arrested
and charged with carrying a concealed
Later —It now seems that Fitzgerald
did not shoot. Some one had placed
two small torpedoes on the street car
track. When they exploded Officer
Tobin ran to the spot, and finding Fitz
gerald there with a pistol arrested him
It appears that Horan, seeing Officer
Riley struggling with Corcoran, went to
Riley's assistance. The latter thought
he meant to help Corcoran, and fired at
him. The ball struck a small medal
worn on a string around his neck, and
glanced, only inflicting a slight flesh
A Dangerous anil Desperate Organiza
tion In New Mexico.
Denver, August 3.—A special from
Santa Fe to the Newt says: The white
cap organization near Las Vegas, N. M.,
whose outrages were recently called to
the attention of the secretary of the in
terior, have become so bold in their dep
redations that Governor Prince has been
compelled to issue a proclamation, call
ing upon them to disband, and he de
clares that he will order out the terri
torial militia, and if necessary call upon
the United States troops. This
band of regulators style them
selves the Knights of Labor, and have
organized lodges throughout San
Miguel county, until they now have a
membership of 1,500. They have, with
out any legal cause, destroyed hundreds
of miles of fences, turned herds of cattle
loose, burned thousands of tons of hay
and destroyed other property, while
several men who have opposed them
have been seriously wounded by unseen
assassinators, or mysteriously disap
peared. Another unfortunate discovery
for the county is that for years there has
been a factional fight in the Republican
party, and it is now alleged that the
leader of one faction is in sympathy with
these outlaws and that the organization,
unless it is soon broken up, will be used
as a political machine.
MURDERED KY Ills MISTRESS.
A Rancher's Dissolute Debauch Ends in
Victoria, B. C, August 3.—Murder
was committed last night at Cobble
Hill, a station between here and
Nanaimo. The victim was a rancher
named Joe Dongan, who was shot
through the heart by a woman with
whom he had lived for some time. The
shooting was the result of a drunken
quarrel. Mrs. Rouledge, the murderess,
had several times before attempted to
kill Dongan, for whom she deserted her
husband a few years ago. Siie has been
arrested. An inquest was held today,
the jury returning a verdict of man
SUNDAY KALI. GAMES.
Police Prevent Playing at Buffalo and
Buffalo, August 3.—The St. Louis-
Rochester game was to he played here
today, but the police interfered, com
pelling the players to desist. Nearly
4,000 people had assembled, and consid
erable uproar ensued. Several arrests
Syracuse, August 3.—As the police
had notified the Syracuse and Louisville
clubs that the American Association
game could not be played today, the
Louisville club left for home.
Columbus, August 3. —Columbus, 3;
New York, August 3. —Brooklyn, 2;
Sacramento and Stockton.
Stockton, August 3. —Sacramento de
feated Stockton here again today. The
game was interesting, and up to the
ninth innings stood 3 to 2 in favor of the
home team. In their last inning the
senators made two runs and won the
Score —Stockton, 3; Sacramento, 4.
Sacramento, August 3. —Sacramento
and Stockton gave one of the prettiest
exhibitions of baseball this afternoon
that has been seen for some time.
Hitting was light, as both pitchers were
effective. The score was tied in the
seventh innings and both goose-eggs in
the eighth. It looked like an extra in
nings game, but in the ninth Roberts
and Brown each made a home run,
while Stockton could not score.
re—Sacramento, 4; Stockton, 2.
San Francisco and Oakland.
San Francisco, August 3. —The game
at Emery station this morning between
the Oaklands and San Franciscos was
decided a draw at the end of the ninth
inning. The batteries were Carsey and
Lohman, and Lookabaugh and Young
and Speer. The game was one of
the best ever played in Oakland.
Score—Oakland", 2; San Francisco, 2.
In the evening at the Haight-street
grounds the home team defeated the
Oaklands. The batteries were Cobb
and Lohman for Oakland and McCarthy
and Speer ior San Francisco. It was a
great game, with many exciting inci
dents and brilliant plays.
Score—San Francisco, 5; Oakland, 2.
Santa Cruz, August 3. —The first ar
tillery regiment, National Guards, Col.
J. W. Guthrie commanding, arrived
here tiiis morning from Sacramento for
a camp of eight days. The camp
grounds are in the same locotion as
those of the sixth infantry, which
camped here the first week in July.
The artillery camp will be known as
Camp Stanford, in honor of Senator
Kicked by a Horse.
Lakeport, Cal., August 3.—Marshal
Spoke, of Kelseyville, had his skull frac
tured by a kick from a horse yesterday
eveninj;. He was unconscious for about
ten hours. The doctors say the chances
are against his recovery.
A Sailor's Fall.
San Francisco, August 3.—Robert
Ritchie, a sailor on the ship Palmyra,
fell from a vardarm, sixty feet to"the
deck, yesterday, and received injuries
from which he will probably die.
KEMMLER'S DOOM NEAR.
THE ELECTROCUTION TO TAKE
PLACE THIS WEEK.
An Astute Lawyer, However, Digs Up a
Point of Law that He Thinks May
Save the Unhappy Culprit.
Auburn, N. V., August 3.—A delicate
point of law has been suggested here by
a gentleman deep in legal lore. It is
that the week beginning August 4th
ends with a Sunday. The warden has
arbitrary power to defer the execution
until Sunday, August 10th. It is held
that the Sunday general law would inter
vene to prevent his killing, upon
the ground that the execution of a
legal process upon Sunday is not
legal. Directly at this point the case is
touched by that general principle of law
that if the sentence under which Kemm
ler is expected to be killed is void in
part, it must be wholly void. Brought
to close application, the premises war
rant the assumption that if it is illegal
to kill Kemmler on the seventh day
of the week designated, then it would
be illegal to kill him on any
other day of the week designated.
The situation, it is held, would be dif
ferent if Sunday intervened as a part of
the seven days, because it would then
run with the week and be part of the
seven days constituting a week.
As the case stands, the week in which
the sentence is to be executed will not
be legally complete, because the
week ends with a day void in
law. Unless there is some general
law which may bridge this point which
is raised, the entire sentence, it is
thought, will be null and void.
Kemmler spent today quietly. He
seemed to have a good appetite, and ate
three full meals.
It is now pretty certain that the exe
cution will not take place on the first
day of the week in which Kemmler has
been finally sentenced. Undoubtedly
this has been his last Sabbath of life
upon earth. Doubtless no contradiction
would be challenged from Warden Duns
ton. He stated tonight that he does not
himself know the hour of electrocution,
nor the names of all who will be chosen
to stand by when Kemmler dies. This
afternoon the wife of the warden left
the prison to be absent until the week
after Kemmler's death, if it shall take
place this week. The warden accom
panied her out of town and is absent to
New York, August 3.—A dispatch to
the World from Auburn (timed 1:30 a.
in.) says: Two hack-loads of men were
two minutes ago unloaded at
the prison gate. This looks as
though the execution must take
place before daylight. According
to private advices from Syracuse, how
ever, Warden Dunston was at a hotel in
that city after midnight, tonight, and
the first regular train to leave for Au
burn is 0 a. m.
MIZNER HEARD FROM.
But He Haa Nothing to Say About the
Conflicts in Central America.
Washington, Angust 3. —At last Lan
sing B. Mizner, United States minister
resident in Central America, has been
heard from. The department of state
today received telegraphic dispatches
from him, stating that he was at a place
called Mento, in Guatemala, and he was
in communication with the commanders
of the United States vessels Thetis and
and Ranger. Here Mizner stopped with
out saying a word about the bloody con
flicts supposed to be in progress between
Guatemala and San Salvador or the re
ported outbreak against the administra
tion of President Barillas. He also
failed to mention the Pacific mail
steamer Colima's seizure by the Guate
malan forces. Minister Mizner's silence
as to all important particulars
is thought to signify that either he re
ceived none of the dispatches sent him
by the department during the past two
weeks, or else he is not allowed by the
Guatemalan government to send out the
particulars of any of the internal affairs
of the country at the present time.
To Expel "Sooners."
Leavenworth, Kan., August 3.—A
company of the tenth infantry received
marching orders today to proceed to the
Fox and Sac Indian reservation to expel
Rev. McCloskey Dead.
Louisville, August 3. —The Very Eev.
George McCloskey, brother of Bishop
McCloskey, died here today.
Great Dissatisfaction in the
The Treaty Powers' Inexcusable
The American Governments' Course
Open to Criticism.
Probabilities of Fresh Trouble Breaking
Out—The King Feels the Need ol"
Correspondence o£ the Associated Press.
Apia, Sanioa, July 15. — [Per the
steamer Zealandia to San Francisco.] —
Great dissatisfaction was expressed here
last week, both by foreign residents and
loyal natives, on receipt of news by the
steamer from New Zealand that America,
England and Germany had further de
layed the appointment of a chief justice
and president of the municipal board,
and that the matter had been referred
to the king of Sweden. The new gov
ernment of Samoa is little further ad
vanced than it was two years ago, not
withstanding the fact that the Berlin
conference concluded its labors more
than a year ago and formed a treaty
which Malietoa and the chiefs of Samoa
assented to last February.
The only step which has been taken
towards a new order of affairs is the re
cent appointment of a collector of cus
toms by the three consuls, sitting as a
consular board, and even this appoint
ment does not give satisfaction, as it is
generally believed that, though the con
suls have the power to make the ap
pointment they have no power to en
force the payment of duties. A German
trading firm, the largest commercial or
ganization on the islands, already pays
its duties under protest.
The native chiefs say that in defer
ence to the request of the consuls, they
assented to the treaty after a considera
tion of only twenty-four hours, thus
breaking through all their traditions of
taking time over such important events,
and they complain bitterly that no ap
pointments have been made since then,
and that nothing has apparently been
done towards the establishment of a
new government. Government by a
consular board is regarded here as the
most undesirable form that could be de
vised. It has always resulted in failure,
and it is considered strange that the
American government should allow it to
continue, owing to the very general be
lief here of the existence of an English-
German alliance in Sanioan matters.
SUMMER Mill SALE
The space upon which this
notice is printed is very expensive;
therefore unless we had some
thing very important to announce
we should not use and pay for it.
You probably follow the leader
so far as passing bombastic non
sense in the shape of advertise
ments. Be kind enough to give
this modest announcement a
look. Go further, analyze it, and
if it is not asking too much come
and be convinced that we have
actual BARGAINS for you.
Everything must be closed out
during the month of August to
make room for fall purchases
now in transit.
Corner Spring and Temple Streets.
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( IT IS NBWSY AND CLEAN.,
Owing to the present unsettled condi
tions of affairs in Samoa, and the ap
parent slight probabilities of any imme
diate action on the part of the three
powers, it is believed here that trouble
is imminent. Whether or not thia
trouble will reach the proportions of
another civil war, similar to the one
which was experienced two years ago, it
is at present difficult to state, but the
same indications are given now that
were manifested before the last war. It
ia believed that the trouble this time
would come from the Mataafa party,
which has been gaining in strength,
recently, failure of any action on the
part of the three powers, having tended
to shake the faith of many of Malietoa's
Mataafa himself went to Savail, the
largest island of the group, a short time
ago, and since his return it has been
learned that at least one-half the chiefs
there are in his favor. Malietoa's fol
lowers are, of course, the strongest, and
in the event of another war, it is thought
they would be ultimately successful, but
the mere prospect of another conflict ia
dreaded by all the foreign residents.
Tamesese, who was supported by the
Germans two years ago, is apparently
not engaged in any strife, and be is said,
to be enlisting the sympathy, not only
of the white population, but also of the
most intelligent portion of Malietoa's
party. Unsuccessful overtures are be
lieved to have been made to him by
King Malietoa and hia chiefs regard
the situation so serious that they nave
decided to ask the three consuls to ap
point an adviser to the king, and they
have selected William Blacklock, who
was the American consular representa
tive here during the last war, as the ad
viser whom they desire. It is their in
tention to bring the matter before the
consular board in a few days.
The only man-of-war at Apia now is
the United States ship Mohican. A
German ship will probably be here soon,
but infcrmation has been received that
no English war vessel will be expected
for some time.
Trade*on the islands is utterly stag
nated. Tbe natives have eaten nearly
all the cocoanuts, and the copra crop,
which is the chief resource of the coun
try, is likely to prove a failure.
Struck a Landslide.
Somerset, Ky., August 3.—A passen
ger train on the Cincinnati Southern,
while coming around a curve at Oak
dale, struck a landslide, and the engine
and three coaches were thrown down an
embankment into the Emery river.
Engineer Moore and Fireman Lannahan
were instantly killed. It is not yet
known whether any passengers were
hurt or not.
Last Week's Clearances.
Boston, August 3 —The total gross
exchanges for last week, as shown by
dispatches from the leading clearing
houses of the United States and Canada,
is $1,077,163,715, an increase of 14.3 per
cent, as compared with the correspond
ing week of last year.