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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 144.
A DASTARDLY DEED.
Train Wrecker's Work on
the New York Central.
An Express Train Ditched But
No One Killed.
A Union Pacific Flyer Leaves the
Rails iv Utah.
A Fatal Wreck in the Kmpire State and
Another In Kansas—A Steam
Associated Press Dispatches.
Albany, N. V., Sept. s.—At midnight
a successful attempt at train-wrecking
was.made on tbe New York Central,
near Green Bush. Luckily no loss of
life or serious injuries resulted. The
train wrecked was on the way
from Montreal to New York, consisting of
eight sleepers, well tilled. It was de
railed, but barring the shaking up of the
passengers and the bruising of half a
dozen or so, nothing more serious than
the wrecking of the cars resulted.
The train was twenty-live minutes
late, and running thirty miles an hour,
when the engine struck an obstruction,
was lifted into the air and the whole
train thrown from the track. The en
gineer and fireman stuck to their posts.
The first sleeper, containing twenty-two
passengers, slid down an en
bankment and turned on its side.
.None of the passengers were injured
outside of a few bruises. The second
coach turned a somersault, landing in
the ditch bottom side up. In this car
there was onlyjone passenger, Miss Gara
kan, of Brooklyn, the conductor and
porter. Neither was dangerously hurt,
though Miss Garakan received a
severe blow on the head,
and was the most hurt of all
the passengers. The third car
was thrown across the ditch. About
eight passengers were in this coach, but
were not hurt. The other live sleepers
did not leave the road-bed.
A number of passengers were cut and
bruised in extricating themselves from
■the wreck. An investigation as to the
cause of the disaster showed that a rail
was jammed into cattle guards, wedged
with timber and securely held by
fish plates. The whole arrangement
was placed in a slanting position to
lift the train clean off the track. The
Jesuit showed that the judgment of the
fiends who placed the obstruction on the
track, was unerring, and that their pur
pose was successfully accomplished.
Further investigation revealed a simi
lar obstruction on the south bound
(track a little way below. No stone will
be left unturned to discover the perpe
trators of the dastardly outrage. A
relief train brought all the passengers
back here; they numbered sixty-three.
It was evidently the intention to wreck
the freight trains soon due on both
tracks, as the regular Montreal passenger
had passed, and tbe one wrecked was an
extra. A reward of $5,000 is offered for
the apprehension of the miscreants.
The executive board of the Knights of
Labor, after a consultation on the ques
tion, offered $3,000 reward for the arrest
of the perpetrators.
Aii Uncircuiimtantlal Wreck on the
Ogden, Utah, Sept. 5. — The east
bound overland flyer on the Union Pa
cific was partially wrecked this morn
ing, thirty miles east of here, by the
accidental dropping of a brake iron.
Three cars were overturned and went
down a bank. One lady passenger was
seriously but not fatally hurt, and others
badly shaken up.
The injured lady is Mrs. Gates, of this
city. The track was cleared this even
ing, and all the passengers proceeded.
Denver, Sept. 5. —A telegram from
Ogden, Utah, to the Commercial says:
"The report of a wreck wired to a Den
ver paper is a mistake. Union Pacilic
passenger train No. 2, leaving
Ogden at 9:55 a. m., was thrown
off the track at Croydon, forty miles
east of here by a broken rail.
Three cars, a Pullman sleeper, cbaircar,
Rio Grande coach and the special car of
President Bliss, of the Boston and Alb
any, were derailed. The cars were some
what smashed, and the passengers badly
shaken up, Mrs. Gates, of this city,
was bruised about the head and arms.
No one was badly injured. The pas
sengers all continued their journey.
The first reports were exaggerated. A
wrecking train, with surgeons, was sent
out, but was unnecessary. The track
was cleared tonight, at 6:30.
Steamboats in Collision.
New York, Sept. 5. —The steamboats
C. H. Northam and Continental, both of
the New Haven line, were in collision in
East river this afternoon. Several per
sons on the Northam were injured, and
for a lime the greatest excitement pre
vailed on both vessels, which were
•crowded with passengers. The Nor
tbam's passengers were transferred to
the Mohawk. No one was hurt seriously.
A Bad Smash-Up in Kansas.
Kansas City, Sept. 5. —A reported
wreck of a freight train occurred last
night on the Missouri and Texas rail
road, at Caney, Kansas. The engineer
is reported killed, and lireman scalded
fatally. Six carloads of hogs were
killed, and eighteen cars of grain
A Fatal Collision.
White Ham., N. V., Sept. 5.—A pas
senger train on the Delaware and Hud
son railroad ran into a freight train near
Westport this morning. Engineer
Thomas Murray, fireman James Starr
and A. J. Keften were killed. No pas
sengers were injured.
Eight Miners Buried.
Lsiu'emino, Mich., Sept. s.—Eight
miners wee buried in the Lake Angeline
mine, by a cave-in this morning. Every
effort is being made to rescue them.
Three Hundred Lives Imperilled.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. s.—The Uvea of
300 men and boys, working in the
Cayuga mine, were in deadly peril this
afternoon, through the burning of the
engine house, and for a time excitement
reaching pandemonium existed about
the mouth of the mine, where a great
crowd of men and women had assem
bled. All the air currents were cut off,
and the suffocation of the men seemed
probable. The miners, however, He'd to
the workings of the Brissin mine, out
of which they all escaped.
Stockholders of tke Illinois Central
Kebel Against the Managers.
New York, Sept. 5. —An evening pa
per publishes a secret petition which it
states is being circulated among the
stockholders of the Illinois Central, urg
ing them to rise in rebellion against the
present management. The petition
states that the company is on the verge
of ruin through mismanagement. The
petition is especially directed against
President Fish and Vice President Har
riman, who are not practical railroad
men, and who have been unable to se
cure the friendship of the people along
the line, who look on it as an alien cor
A contrast is made between the pros
perous state of the company in 1883 and
in 1888, after five years of the Fish-Har
riman management. It is shown that
with an increase in debt and stock of
$34,998,000. there litis been a decrease of
$21,661 in the net earnings from the op
erations of the road, when the results
from 1883 are compared with those of tfie
fiscal year ending June 80, 1890. Not
withstanding the heavy traffic owing to
the prolific yield of grain in 1888
and 1889, dividends have fallen from
8 per cent in 1883 to ti per cent in 188!),
and the market value of holdings in the
same period has fallen from 145 to
116. The petition further states: "It is
believed tbat since the report of 1888
was published, the debt of tbe company
has been increased by several million
dollars, and that the debt and stock are
approximately $38,000,000, in excess of
1883, and there are strong reasons for
believing that at this time the company
also lias a floating debt of from $1,000,
--000 to $2,000,000. It must be apparent
that after paying the annual charges, the
maigin for 6 per cent dividends
is now very narrow, and tbe further issue
of $5,000,000 of stock as recently pro
posed by the present management, or
any considerable increase in the debt
and interest account, will force a re
duction of dividends and a serious de
cline in the market value of shares."
Neither Mr. Harriman nor Mr. Fish
were in the city today.
An Alleged Embezzler Has His Arrcstors
Chicago, Sept. 5.—C. C. Rodney, who
was arrested here Monday on a telegram
from Portland, Oregon, saying he was
an embezzler, swore out warrants this
morning for the arrest of Chief of De
tectives Iviply and Detective Collins, on
tbe charge of ' falße imprisonment.
Rodney was brought betore Judge Alt
geld, yesterday, who released bin* after
scoring the police for arresting
a man without a warrant. As
soon aa Rooney was released,
he was immediately re-arrested on a
warrant sworn out by Detective Collins,
charging him with being a fugitive from
justice. He was again brought before
Justice Altge'.d, this morning, and re
leased, the judge declaring that the po
lice had no right to arrest Rodney, on
insufficient evidence. Rodney then
swore out the warrants alluded to.
This afternoon Lieutenant Kipley and
Detectives Collins and Speele were held
in $10,000 bail for illegally arresting
C. A. Morse, of Portland, who caused
Rodney's arrest, is the owner of the Ore
gon Picture Frame company. Young
Rodney lived with Morse while in his
employ. Iltrseeined to be greatly sur
prised at his arrest, and denied emphat
ically that he was guilty. "Perhaps it
is on account of a land deal I bad with
Morse, that I have been arrested," said
Rodney today, "but as my dealings were
perfectly square, and In view of
the fact that Morse lias the land in his
own name, I don't see how on earth the
charge could be trumped up against
me. The day I left Portland I got a
letter of recommendation from Morse,
and upon the strength of that letter I
got a position with a Chicago firm, and
was about to depart for my old terri
tory as their agent, wiien I was ar
THE BARRUNDIA AFFAIR.
An Emissary on the Way to Influence
City of Mexico, Sept. 6. —A message
was received here today from Acapulco,
Mexico, stating that the Pacific mail
steamer San Bias, which left Panama
August 21st, arrived at that
port, having on board one
Cunningham, an American or
Englishman, who was on his way to the
United States for the purpose of in
fluencing congress in favor of Guatemala
concerning the Barrundia killing. The
telegram winds up by saying: "Advise
Geronimo Pou to be on guard, as I have
reason to believe Cunningham sent him
a dispatch, and is an emissary of Bar
Pou was seen at his rooms tonight. He
produced this dispatch from Acapulco,
addressed to Geronimo Pou, Minister of
"I warn you for tbe good of Salvador
not to interfere in the Barrundia killing.
If you think this important, telegraph
me at San Francisco. I would not allow
you to interfere.
i (Signed) "Cunningham."
Pou said contemptuously lie knew
nothing of Cunningham and had
expressed no opinion regarding the
AFTER THE CONFLICT.
San Salvador Troops lteturn from the
La Libertad, Salvador, Sept. 5. —
Amid the clamor of the church bells,
salvos of artillery and strains of music,
7,000 men of the Salvadorian army made
a triumphal entry into the capital
this morning, under command of the
president, commander-in-chief. They
had come from the frontier. The whole
city was profusely decorated, and the
streets were packed with an enthusi
Australian Shipping Resumed.
Melbourne, Sept. 5. —The steamship
service here is being gradually resumed.
The number of applicants for work on
the wharves is increasing. Strikers
caught molesting non-union men are
heavily lined and imprisoned.
SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1890.
ALONG THE COAST.
A Fierce Prize Fight at
A Walla Walla Man's Frightful
Mrs. Wielaud's Bulge on the English
Mrs. May's Body Washed Ashore at Cor
onado—A Sonoma Firebug's Start
Associated l'ress Dispatches.!
Astoria, Ore., Sept. s.—Fred Bogan,
of San Francisco, whipped Pete Shea, of
Vancouver, in thirty-seven rounds, in
the Astoria Athletic Association rooms
tonight. They weighed in at and
115 respectively. Shea made a rushing
fight, having the advantage in every
rush or clinch. Bogan injured
tiis right hand in the third
round, but kept swinging his
left. There was little hard
fighting until the thirtieth round,
when it was give and take all the way
through. In the thirty-fourth Shea
weakened and went down twice, staying
seven seconds the last time. He pulled
himself together and stayed three more
rounds, when both eyes were closed, and
his seconds threw up the sponge. He
was blind and terribly punished.
A Walla Walla Man's Terrible Fall
Down a Well.
Walla Walla, Wash.. Sept. s.—At
Eureka Flats, this afternoon, John Win
ters was being hoisted from a well,
thirty feet deep. When within about
three feet of the surface the rope broke
and he fell to the bottom of the well.
The men at the surface could hear his
moans, but it was two hours before
a long rope could be procured
and a man sent down. Winters was
brought to the surface and taken to the
hospital. Physicians made an exam
ination and found that lie had sustained
a compound fracture of both legs; three
ribs of his left side were broken ; his
head and body were bruised and it is
feared he received internal injuries.
The man's condition is precarious.
His right leg will be amputated. The
bones of each leg were separated, and
the foot driven up about the ordinary
position of tbe ankle. The leg bones
were splintered and driven through the
sole oi his feet.
Bartlett's Appointee Sustained.
San Francisco, Sept. s—The5 —The supreme
court today rendered a decision in the
case of People ex rel. Peter A. Finne
gan against Dana Perkins. Finne
gan was appointed a mem
ber of the" state board of
agriculture by Governor Bartlett,
and Perkins was appointed by Governor
Waterman. Perkins claimed the posi
tion on the ground that Finnegan did
not qualify within ten days after his ap
pointment. The lower court decided in
Finnegan's favor, and the supreme court
sustains the decision.
A Verdict for Plaintiffs.
Santa Cruz, Cal., Sept. 5. —The case
of S. H. Chase & Co., vs. the South Pa
cific Coast railway company, on trial for
nine days, terminated with a ver
dict of $8,000 damages for plain
■ tiffs. Chase & Co., are lumbermen
of Boulder Creek. The action grew out
of the refusal of the defendants to fur
nish plaintiffs cars for tbe transporta
tion of their lumber. Tbe verdict of the
jury is understood to represent their es
timate of the actual loss of Chase & Co.,
without interest or the primitive dam
Struck a Snag.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. s.—The stern
wheel steamer Mabel, a regular Snoho
mish river boat, struck a snag and was
sunk in that stream Thursday afternoon.
She lies in about two fathoms of water.
She was loaded with about twelve tons
of general merchandise for Snohomish,
which will prove a total loss. The boat
was valued at $11,000.
San Francisco, Sept. 5.--Hiie Bank
Commissioners have issued their twelfth
annual report. The total number of banks
is 232, an increase of thirteen over lust
year; total resources, $201,553,000, of
which $23,359,000 was in actual money,
and $22,007,000 invested in stocks aiid
bonds, a net increase for the year of $14,
Mrs. May's Body Recovered.
San Dieoo, Sept. 5.—The body of Mrs.
W. P. May, one of the victims of the
Petrel disaster on Monday, was found
late this afternoon in the surf at Coro
nado Heights, by a Mexican who was
patrolling that locality in search of
bodies. The body was in a good state of
preservation and easily identified.
Sonoma, Cal., Sept. 5. —Detectives em
ployed by the city trustees some weeks
ago, have succeeded in obtaining a con
fession from one of the firebugs, in which
he implicated several residents of this
town. It is expected that warrants will
be issued for the arrest of the culprits.
An A. O. U. W. Reception.
San Jose, Sept. s.—An A. O. U. W.
reception was held in Turn Verein hall
this evening, in honor of Grand Master
Workman. Judge F. Adams, of San Luis
Obispo, and Grand Lecturer Barnes, of
San Francisco. It was one of the largest
gatherings ever held in the hall.
An Apportionment Bill.
Oi.ympia, Wash., Sept. 5. —Geoghee-
gan, of Clarke county, introduced an
apportionment bill in the house today.
It gives one senator for every 10,280
people, and one representative for every
San Francisco, Sept. 5. —The steam
ship Australia arrived from Honolulu
this morning, bringing advices to Au
gust 29th. Since last advices the legis
lature has been principally occupied with
the consideration of the Oahu railway j
bill. The house passed an amendment
giving the company a subsidy of $700
per mile. King Kalakaua visited the
leper settlement August 27th, and ad
dressed tbe people. An order has been is
sued by the minister of foreign affairs,
honorably disbanding the first battalion
of Hawaiain volunteers, known as the
He Accuses Carroll of Having Robbed
Him of Everything.
San Francisco, Sept. s.—The last will
of John M. Chenowith, saloonkeeper,
who shot and killed Richard T. Carroll,
the wholesale liquor merchant,
and then committed suicide, was filed
by the deceased's brother, with
petition for probate today. It says:
"This is my last statement on earth.
R. T. Carroll, after having robbed me of
o\er $17,000, is endeavoring to rob me of
everything 1 have. He has a deed of
property which was given by
Mrs. E. G. Ackerson, which J
swear is not right or lawful.
The Peerless saloon property should pay
all my lawful debts, and the surplus i
devise to my brother Wellington, and
Mrs. E. G. Ackerson, and name them
as my executors without "
The statement ends here abruptly.
THE BULGE ON THE BRITISHERS.
Mrs. Wieland Has a Chance to Cinch the
San Francisco, Sept. s.—The Call
says that the English syndicate which
purchased the Philadelphia brewery for
$3,000,000 has failed to make the pay
ments due, and Mrs. Wieland threatens
to break the agreement. $150,000 was paid
on deposit to bind the agreement,
$500,000 was to have been paid on July
Ist, last, and the remainder on August
15th. Mrs. Wieland stated that the
purchasers had asked for thirty days
time, which was granted. Unless the
money ia paid by September 15th, the
$150,000 will be forfeited.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 5.—A small
sloop, manned by three white men and
containing thirteen Chinamen, came
into harbor from Victoria, B. C, late to
night. The white men and China
men went ashore in a small
boat in the northern part of
the city. The police were notified and
succeeded in capturing five of the China
men. A watch has been set, and the
others will probably be arrested when
they return to the sloop. Considerable
opium was found on the Chinamen.
Senora Peralto Dead.
San Jose, Cal., Sept.s.—SefioraGuad
alupe Peralto died in Santa Clara to
night, at the age of ninety-five years.
She was the youngest of nine children of
Don Luis Peralto, who in his lifetime
owned the grant of land covered by
Oakland, Alameda, Fruitvale and San
Leandro and vicinity. She was born in
San Jose and lived "in this country all
A Bark Wrecked.
San Francisco, Sept. 6.—A dispatch
received here today states that the bark
Carbarion, which left this port July 11th
for Santa Rosales, is a total wreck at
Altata, Mexico. She carried a general
cargo, and was owned by E. L. G. Steele
& Company, of this city. The vessel
was fully insured.
Oakland, Sept. s.—ln the action of
Dr. Frank Reme against W. H. H.
Hart and James Crisp Perry for $50,000
for causing his arrest on the charge of
attempting to abduct Florence Blythe,
the heiress, a motion for a non-suit was
Nominated For the Assembly.
Ventura, Cal. Sept. s.—The Repub
lican convention for the seventy-fifth
assembly district, comprising Ventura
and Kern counties, met in this place this
afternoon, and nominated Walter James,
of Kern county, for assemblyman.
Struck a Steer.
Needles, Cal., Sept. 0.-jfcast night a
west bound freight struckWsteer near
Hualipi Station, Arizona. The engine
and six cars were ditched. Fireman
Frank Kuhi was killed.
MrsßCEb, Cal., Sept. s.—An earth
quake was felt at 2:15 p. m., today. The
vibrations were east and west.
Hanged For Murder.
Laurens, S. C, Sept. 5.—80b Shelton
(colored) was hanged today for the mur
der of William Ray.
The Gist of the News From the Old
The Salonica fires have been extin
Crews of the New Zealaud Northern
steamship line have gone out on a
The Broken Hill mines, Australia,
have closed owing to the exhaustion of
Cholera is decreasing in the provinces
of Spain, but slightly increasing in the
city of Valencia.
The rise of the Elbe flooded the royal
castle at Pillnitz, and the court has been
transferred to Strehlen.
A London dispatch says Burke ac -
cuses Jack Dempsey of bluffing, and
again challenges him to fight for £2,000
A disastrous explosion occurred at a
magazine at La Roschelle, France; ten
persons were instantly killed and many
Floods have partially submerged the
Danube railway line. The rivers Camp
andThaya have overflowed their banks,
devastating the adjacent territory.
Reports of very destructive fires still
continue to come from Hungary. The
latest dispatches say Szanalok and sev
eral other Hungarian villages have been
One-fourth of the city of Salonica is
in ruins. The British and Greek Con
sulates, Greek hospitals and Turkish
mosque are all destroyed. Twenty
thousand persons are made homeless.
The Premier of Cape Colony, speaking
at Kimberly recently, announced that an
important railway extension was pro
jected, by which" connection would be
made with the Delagoa Bay line at the
Vaal river. He predicted the early
union of the South Africa States, reach
ing to the Zambesi river.
CAPITAL VS. LABOR.
Companies Organize Against
Strikers to be Opposed by Their
The Leading Manufactories of the
Country in the Compact.
Taking of Testimony Completed in the
New York Matter-
General Strike News.
Associated Press Dispatches 1
Pittsburg, Sept. 5.—A number of the
richest corporations in the country have
formed an alliance against strikers.
Among the members are the Westing
house system, the Yale Lock Company,
Colt Arms Company and four or five
other big factories, and presumably the
Pullman interests. In the compact it is
agreed that in case a strike
occurs to enforce unreasonable
demands, whether tbe strike be
against one or all of the associated
factories, all work is to cease. The
strikers are to be allowed to remain idle
until they see fit to return to work, and
no factory is to employ any worker who
may have left any factory on a strike.
Neither is an associated factory to seek
workers during a strike from any of the
federated works. The institutions
named employ between 50,000 and 00,
--000 workers, and directly support 250,
--000 to 300,000 people, exclusive of other
interests depending upon the earnings
of these people. It is claimed by these
manufacturers that the action of these
workers forced the alliance.
NEW YORK CENTRAL TROUBLES.
The Board of Arbitration Closes Its
Albany, N. V., Sept. s,—Before the
state board of arbitration today, Mr.
Lefevre, a discharged employee of the !
New York Central railroad, testified
that he had been in the employ of the
company eighteen years. Superinten
dent Bissell discharged him, but gave
no reasons, telling him he knew what
for. He supposed it was because he
was a Knight of Labor. He
never bad been reprimanded,
suspended or accused of drunk
enness or incapicitated. Testi
mony of other discharged employees of
the same general tenor was taken. Of
ficials of the road testified to the dis
charge of the men for cause. In one in
Has but one foundation, and that foundation is
Seeing is Believing;.
It is easy to write a fluent advertisement, but it is hard
to believe what a fluent advertisement sets forth.
We will not take up your valuable time with long an
nouncements; to be brief, we wish to say, we keep
CLOTHE for MEN and BOYS
OF THE BEST MAKES.
Such as ROGERS, PEET & CO.,
STEIN, BLOCH & CO.,
Popular Prices Guaranteed.
We keep the largest assortment in
CORNER SPRINCx AND TEMPLE STS.
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f Buy* the Daily Hkkald and *
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stance the cause assigned was that they
were bothering with coniirritteea when
they should have been at work. The
hearing was closed. The board will con
sider the testimony, and make certain
recommendations, but as it can only do
so through the legislature, nothing can
be heard till that body meets.
Wheeling Street Car Strike.
Wheeling, W. Va., Sept. s.—The
street car strike is still on. The com
pany cleaned the obstructions from the
track this morning. Sympathizers with
the strikers followed the working gang
and replaced the rocks, beams, etc. The
company wished to run cars with police
protection, but several policemen said
they w r ould take their uniforms off be
fore they would go on the cars for eueh a
purpose, so the company gave up the
Striking Molders Encouraged.
San Francisco, Sept. 5. —The council
oi Federated Trades tonight adopted a
resolution denouncing the action of the
Engineers' and Iron Founders' Associa
tion, in refusing to arbitrate
with the striking iron molders. The
unions comprising the council are urged
to levy a weekly assessment on their
members for the support of the strikers.
A New Political Party Born at St. Louis
St. Louis, Sept. 5. —A new political
party was born after midnight, last
night. The National Eeform party, for
such it is named, is the outcome of a
convention assembled during the past
thirty-six hours. The platform embraces
about twenty-four planks. The aboli
tion of national banks, prohibition,
government control of railraads,
uniform marriage laws, a protest
against alien ownership of lands, tariff
reform, the regulation of corporations,
restriction of pauper immigration—
these were among the sentiments voiced
and agreed to. A national executive
committee was appointed, consisting of
W. W. Jones, Chicago; Mrs. F. E. Wil
liams, of the W. C. T. U; Mrs. S. E. V.
Emery, Lansing, Michigan; Edward
Evans, Tonawanda, N. V., and Hiram
Main, Marion, Indiana.
A POSER FOR THE POPE.
He Is Asked to Give His Opinion, on
Rome, Sept. 5. —Some prominent
bishops some time ago requested the
Pope to express an opinion on the
merits or demerits of hypnotism. The
Pope referred the subject to the holy
inquisition. While a full decision has
not been reached yet, it is understood
the tribunal will give as its opinion that
the church should condemn hypnotism
as practiced upon human beings, upon
the ground that it disturbs human lib
erty and is dangerous in its effects upon
the mental and physical condition of the