Newspaper Page Text
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36.—N0. 137.
He Will Not Have as Much
as He Expected.
Part of the Fugitive's Boodle
■One of His Agents Captured With
Over 91,000,000 on His Person.
minister Egan's Ft lends Vainly Endeav
oring; to Reconcile Htm With the
Last Heard From.
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, Sept. 2.—The Herald's
Valparaiso special says : Balmaceda will
not have 'as much money when he
reaches London as he thought he would,
by a million dollars. Deputy Verduga
was captured today at Yalca while on
his way out of the country, with the
purpose, it is supposed, of joining Bal
maceda. When turned over to the
authorities at Santiago be had $300,000
in . Chilean bank notes and $800,000 in
drafts on London. This was confiscated
by the junta. There is little doubt that
Balmaceda is making his Way over the
Andes through South pass. It would
be impossible to stop him now.
THE FEELING AGAINST EGAN.
Minister Egan's friends are doing
their utmost to dispel the impression
that he has acted offensively as a parti
san of the late government. One of
them, named Spencer, is authority for
the statement that it was largely due to
Egan's efforts that the president de
cided to turn over the government to
Baquedano, and give up the struggle.
This was due, says Spencer, in the face
of the opposition oi Balmaceda's minis
ters, who insisted that the victory of
tbe revolutionists at Placilla, was not
decisive.and were desirous of keeping up
the tight despite the fall of Valparaiso.
Be this as it may, the bitter feeling
against Egan in particular, and Amer
icans in general, shows no sign of abate
ment. The Congressional leaders pro
fesß to be puzzled at the continued re
fusal of the state department at Wash
ington'to recognize their envoys at the
capital* and are generally inclined to
attribute the tardiness to ulterior mo
tives, though just what these may be,
they do not say. There are vague
rumors of fat contracts and nitrate beds
in tbe air, but nothing definite is speci
No further news' has been received
from the mob-stricken town Of Coronel.
It is understood that the provisional
government has taken steps which will
insure the restoration of order very soon.
Probably some fighting may occur before
the mob is quelled, and the leaders will
most certainly be shot when captured.
The members of the junta are expected
to arrive tonight or tomorrow on a
steamer, and great preparations have
been made for ttieir reception.
Many bodies of the dead from the bat
tle field were buried today, and the
balance will probably be cremated to
morrow. The wounded are all receiving
the beßt of attention.
Intendente Walker Martinez has got
the city government in working order,
and the place is gradually settling down
to the ante-bellum state. The same is
true of Santiago. A proclamation has
been issued that all harboring Balma
ceda's officials will be shot.
Balmaceda, when he fled, left his
family behind. They are now under the
care of his brother-in-law, Sefior Torres,
who is a strong supporter of the Con
EGAN AT LAST HEABD FROM.
Washington, Sept. 2.—At last the
department of state has beard directly
from Minister Egan. The news came in
the following cablegram:
Santiago, Sept. 1.
Decisive battle at Valparaiso, 28th of
August. Revolution entirely successful.
President Balmaceda resigned the 29th.
Revolutionists installed. Everything
tranquil. (Signed) Egan.
The delay in receiving this report is
solved by the department. Acting
Secretary Wharton has received
information that all the tele
graphic connection between Santiago
and Valparaiso, the western terminuß.
had been cut and just repaired, ana
that the line eastward from Santiago to
Buenos Ayres was interrupted by snows
on the Andes mountains. Although the
cablegram officially indicates the suc
cess of what he describes as the revolu
tion, he has not yet. informed the de
partment of state that a government
has been set up that may be recognized
as the government of the people of the
country. Accordingly the department
will await further information from the
minister before according formal recog
nition to the new government.
balmaceda's pelf enjoined.
London, Sept. 2. —An injunction ap
plied for on behalf of the agent of the
junta or provisional government of
Chile, was granted in court today, re
straining the City bank from paying or
negotiating until the case is decided by
trial, or until adprder is issued, a bill
of exchange for $76,000 drawn on the
National bank of Chile, made payable
to Joaquin, President Balmaceda's chief
financial agent in Europe, and accepted
by the City bank, but which has not
COAST (II I. LINOS.
The examination of Perrie Maxwell,
charged with being accessory to the kill
ing of R. S. Colvin by John G. Howell,
August 3d, began at Oakland Wednes
AtOroville, Cal., Henry Tobin, em
ployed at the Lumpkin mill, was in
stantly killed by the overturning of a
truck, breaking nearly every bone in his
At Fresno, Cal., Nicholas Markievicb,
a Slavonian cook, tried to light the fire
THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
the coal oil. The can exploded and
burned him fearfully on the armß and
body. He will live.
John L. Douse has been arreeted at
Folsom.Cal., charged with having de
stroyed several monuments in tbe Odd
Fellows and Jewish cemeteries on the
night of August 18th.
Governor Markham was given a warm
welcome at Nevada City, where he ar
rived last night, to attend the county
fair. The governor has been elected a
life member of the fair association.
The election held at Santa Barbara for
the issuance of bonds for an outfall sewer
system carriediy a large majority. The
election was held under the new ballot
law, and worked very satisfactorily.
Owing to the extremely low prices of
potatoes, thousands of bushels in the
vicinity of Sacramento, have not been
gathered. It is said that in the Pearson
district 60,000 bushels will be allowed to
remain in the ground.
Powder Mill Exploded.
Santa Cruz, Cal., Sept. 2.—-One of the
finishing mills at the California powder
works, near this city, exploded this
evening at 8:36. No one was in the
building at the time, as the mill runs
automatically for a certain period. Two
workmen, about twenty feet distant,
were knocked over and thrown quite a
distance, but only received a few cuts
and bruises. No other damage was
done. The shock of the explosion was
felt in this city, two and a half miles
distant. The loss will not be heavy.
Injured Doing: Well.
Sacramento, Sept. 2.—The persons in
jured in yesterday's accident are all
getting along well; and with the excep
tion ot Porter Clark, whose thigh bone
was broken, and Messenger Parks, all
will be out in a few days. Grayson's
injuries are regarded slight, although be
had been reported dead.
LAID WASTE BY FLAMES
A GREAT CONFLAGRATION AT
THE DALLES, ORE.
Sixteen Blocks Burned Over—Nearly a
Million Dollars' Worth of Property
Destroyed—Many Families Homeless—
A Big Fire at Willows, California.
TnK Dalles, Ore., Sept. 2.—Fire
broke out at 1 o'lock this afternoon, in I
Skibb's restaurant. The wind was
blowing a gale, and the flames spread
rapidly. The firemen were fifteen min
utes in arriving at the scene, giving the
fire a tremendous headway. The flames
were communicated to Mrs. Wingate's
row of buildings, then to x Wlngate &
Co.'s general merchandise store. Cross
ing the street, the fire took in F. G. Pe
tnrs's lumber yard, and swept on
through a block Eouth, and bnrned' on
east until sixteen blocks were consum
ed. The loss is estimated at from $750,
--000 to $1,000,000. Hundreds of people
are homeless, and the city presents a
desolate appearance. The militia are
patrolling the town, but the best of or
The magnificent brick building of
Max, Vogt & Coon, Second and Federal
streets, is in ruins, as are also the
opera house and Third regiment armo
ry, belonging to the same parties. These
buildings were erected only one year
ago, at a cost of nearly $200,000. Only
the veering of the wind saved the busi
ness portion of the city from complete
The burnt district covers more than
sixteen blocks and comprises the best
portion of the city. The principal
loßßes aggregate $634,000, in addition to
a large number of handsome residences.
About one year ago the question
of a water supply which would
put fire plugs on . every
corner, was agitated and voted down.
The utter helplessness of one fire engine
in the conflagration was clearly demon
strated. Portland was wired for help
and an engine arrived at 9 p. m., hav
ing made the trip in three hours. The
fire, however, is under control, and all
that remains is to extinguish the em
bers. It is probable that rebuilding will
begin at once.
FOI X GREAT FIXES.
The Town of Willows Suffers Its Fourth
Willows, Cal., Sept. 2. —Fire broke
out in the kitchen of the Willows hotel
in the southern part of town yesterday
evening. A south wind prevailed. The
fire progressed rapidly among the frame
buildings until a brick block was reach
ed, when it was subdued. It destroyed
the Willowß hotel, one residence, a
bakery, photograph gallery, paint shop,
the Union hotel, the Crawford hotel, a
general merchandise store, the Wells-
Fargo and telegraph offices, and
Marshall's saloon. The loss is $150,000.
The fire was caused by the exploding
of a lamp in the kitchen of the Willows
hotel. The burned quarter will be im
mediately rebuilt in brick. The two
hose companies rendered invaluable as
sistance in checking the fire, but lor
their aid three blocks more would cer
trinly have burned. Workmen are en
gaged in clearing away the debris. This
is the fourth great fire which has visited
Willows within the past eight years, but
each has been succeeded by finer build
ings and better improvements.
A Hop House Destroyed.
Sacramento, Sept. 2.r-The immense
hop bouse of A. Monke was burned this
morning. A loud explosion was heard,
and in an instant the structure was en
veloped in flames. The house with all
its contents, including nearly 250 bales
of hops, is a total loss. The loss is esti
mated at $10,000, and there is said to
have been no insurance. The explosion
is accounted for by the explanation that
Mr. Monke uses coal in his drying
stove. It is thought likely that coal
gasses accumulated in the oven or vault
beneath tbe bop house, causing the ex
Mine Property Rained.
Salt Lake, Utah, Sept. 2.—Word ia
telephoned from Stockton, thirty miles
away, that the shaft house, hoisting
works, machinery and timbers in the
shaft itself, burned tonight. Loss $40. •
000 to $50,000. No information as to
the origin. No lives were lost, the
miners who were in the shaft, escaped
by another outlet.
THE PEACE OF SEDAN
PiWf's Great Victory Duly
Significant Comments of the
Paris Newspapers Make No Refer
ence to the Event.
Emlle Zola Publishes an Article Which
Is the Sensation of the Day.
France Draws Strength
Associated Press Dispatches.
Berlin, Sept. 2.—Sedan day was cele
brated according to custom, with school
fetes, services in churches, parades of
veterans and banquets to the soldiers of
the various garrisons. The large im
perial crown wrought of copper, sur
mounting this dome of the new Reich-
Btag building, was exposed to view for
the first time.
The papers concur in regarding the
European situation as grave. The Post
says, recalling Yon Moltke's saying that
Germany must remain fifty years under
arms in order to keep what she had won
at Sedan: "We) have no desire to trou
ble peace, but if others provoke war,
Germany will fight as courageously as
twenty years ago, confident in God's
The Kreuz Zeitung says: "If war is
inevitable, it will be a struggle of which
the world has never seen the like. Our
splendid army and generals of proved
capacity, and the courage and energy of
the emperor, give us confidence in the
result which will involve the very ex
istence of Germany. If we are beaten,
it will be finis German ia."
The Frieainnige Zeitung says: "Ger
many unified after Sedan will remain
one, in spite of tbe divergence between
the German political parties; all are
resolved to maintain what was got at the
cost of much carnage."
Pastor Stoecker, in a letter to Das
Yolks, says: "The men of Germany
may soon be summoned to defend the
privileges won on the bloody fields of
1870, and to fight for unity, honor and
liberty. At the critical moment Catho
lics, Socialists and Germans alike will
do their duty."
Paris, Sept. 2. —The papers of this city
generally make no reference to Sedan.
Ollivier, in a published interview, com
plains bitterly of the renewal of the his
toric charges that his government pro
voked and began the war of '70 with a
light heart. He declares that William
and Bismarck purposely outraged France
and imposed the war. He adds: "Aris
ing from her defeat, France is greater
An article by Zola, in Figaro, pro
claiming the necessity of wiping out
Sedan, is the sensation of the day.
Zola says: "France is ready, and
henceforth has nothing to fear. Time
haa worked for us against our conquer
ors. Germany is at her apogee of
power. Already one almost hears the
voice of tbe tempest that will sweep
away another imperial dynasty and
cause to totter a nation that has put
forth its utmost efforts. Its best days
are over. France, surviving Sedan, and
drawing strength from defeat, is invin
A NOTABLE WEDDING.
Minister Lincoln's Daughter Married to
the Man of Her Choice.
London, Sept. 2.—The marriage of
Miss Mary Lincoln, daughter of the
United States minister, to Charles B.
Isham, of Chicago, took place at Bromp
ton parish church today. A large num
ber of fashionable people were present,
mostly intimate friends of the Lincoln
family. The wedding was of an ex
tremely simple character. Miss Lin*
coin, leaning upon the arm of her
father, was met at the church door by
the officiating clergyman and boy
choristers, who preceded the bridal
party up the aisle to the altar rails,
where tbe groom was attended by
his best man, Major James C. Post,
military attach 6 of the United States
legation. The bride wore a white satin
gown, beautiful lace veil and diamond
necklace, the gift of the groom. In her
hand Miss Lincoln carried an ivory-cov
ered prayer book. Mrs. Lincoln and her
daughter, Miss Jessie, had entered the
church previous to the entrance of the
bride. Tbey occupied a front pew.
After the ceremony the newly-married
couple were conducted to the vestry,
where the wedding party, members of
the families of both parties who were
present, and a few intimate friends
signed the marriage register. From the
church the wedding party were driven to
Mr. Lincoln's house in Cromwell's gar
den, where, in company with a few
friends, they breakfasted.
THE DARDANELLES QUESTION.
Comments of the German Press Concern
ing the Matter.
Berlin, Sept. 2.—The Hamburger
Nachtrichten, referring to the Darda
nelles question, says a war favoring
British interests would fail, owing to
the disapproval of the German people,
and adds: "Many European questions
exist on account of which it would be
criminal frivolity to precipitate Germany
The Vossische Zeitung merely refers
to the rumor that a British fleet is about
to watch the Dardanelles, and says:
"The powers will never conaent to Rus
sia's ignoring the treaty."
EUROPEAN CHESS BOARD.
How the French Fleet's Visit to Cron
stadt Affected the Game.
Vienna, Sept. 2. —The Deutsche
Zeitung says: Since the visit of the
French fleet to Cronstadt, the inter
national situation has been greatly
modified. The German emperor no
longer seeks to visit the czar. Uneasi
ness prevadee Europe. The meeting of
Emperor William and Emperor Francis
Joseph thus acquires greater import
than it would otherwise have had. The
official Abende Poste sees in the prcs
•nee of Emperor William and the king
of Saxony and the Austrian manoeuvres,
continued proof of tbe firmness and
security of the Dreibund, and says the
meeting ought to promote peace.
FOR THE CHICAGO FAIR.
Interesting British Exhibits—Wales and
London, Sept. 2. —The Chronicle an
nounces that the model of Nelson's war
ship Victory, which has been shown at
the naval exhibition, will be sent to the
Columbian exposition at Chicago. The
Chronicle also says the prince of Wales
has all but decided to go to Chicago,
and he is likely to be accompanied by
Emperor William, of Germany. The
London News will send to the Chicago
exposition a reproduction of Shake
•peare's Stratford house.
A Warrant for Senecal.
Ottawa, Sept. 2.—The speaker of the
commons has issued an order for the
arrest of Andre Senecal, superintendent
oi the government printing bureau, who
failed to appear at the bar of the house
aa ordered, August 27th. It is esti
mated that during his term of office,
Senecal received $50,000 from those who
supplied goods to the government.
The Cz are witch's l.ove Match.
_ London, Sept. 2. —A matrimonial al
liance between the czarewitch of Russia
and Princess Marie, of Greece, his cou
sin, will be formally announced in the
near future. It is' a love match, the
czarewitch adhering to his choice, in
spite of the czar's advocacy of the Mon
French Military Maneuvers.
J?.\vj», Sept. 2.—The concentration of
the French troops for the maneuvers in
which they have been ordered to en
gage, has been completed in a manner
which the minister of war pronounces
satisfactory. The first series of ma
neuvers begins tomorrow.
NEW YORK PROHIBITIONISTS IN
Aa Anonymous Telegram Greatly Ex
cites the Cold Water Cranks—A. Preach
er Suggests a Suitable Reply to the
Albany, N. V., Sept. 2.—The Prohibi
tion state convention opened here thia
morning with 700 delegates in attend
ance. Over fifteen hundred people, in
cluding several hundred ladies, were
present when the convention was called
to order. H. Clay Bascom, temporary
chairman, made an address, at the con
clusion of which he appointed the usual
committees. Bascom, in his address,
aasailed both the Democrats and Repub
licans alike, and berated the national
and state governments. At 1 o'clock a
recess was taken until 2:30 p. m.
When the convention reassembled, a
telegram, not signed, and dated New
York, September 2, addressed to the
Prohibition convention, was read as fol
lowe: "Gentlemen, we, the wine, liquor
and beer dealers of tbe state, in conven
tion assembled, tender you the assur
ance of the most profound consideration
for the outcome of your deliberations."
This caused some little excitement,
and various motions were made. Rev.
C. H. Mead suggested that he would
like to send the beer dealers' convention
this verse of an old hymn for them to
"And are we wretches still alive.
And do we still rebel?
'Tis wondrous, 'tis amazing grace
That we are out of hell."
Mr. Mead waa appointed a committee
to frame and send an answer to the tele
gram. Subscription pledges for the
campaign fund were secured, and various
committees appointed. This evening a
mass meeting was held, attended by
about 2500 people, and addressed by
Mr. Spurgeon is very weak and unable
tc take food.
Hine valuable race horses perished in
the flames of burning stables at Aye,
The Balkan war cloud is dispersed,
Russia having, it is said, advised Servia
to postpone her Jmanojuvres until next
A riot broke out at Icbang, China, on
Tuesday. All the missions and foreign
property were burned. No fatalities are
An official order of the British board
of agriculture has been issued, relating
to the Atlantic cattle trade, to go into
operation next January.
The recent storms which swept over
the Pritish isles, half ruined the crops
throughout Scotland, and the harvest
is at a complete standstill.
The river Barrow, in Waterford, Ire
land, overflowed and thousands of acres
of land were flooded. Crops were de
stroyed and houses, barns and other
buildings were swept away.
The Victorian legislature passed the
Australian federation bill, at the same
time adopting an amendment excluding
New Zealand from the federation. The
New South Wales legislature rejected a
motion in favor of protective duties.
Vißhniegradsky, Russian minister 3f
finance, has already availed himself of
the ukase to put in circulation two is
sues each of 25,000,000 paper roubles. It
is rumored that he intends to make a
further issue of 60,000,000, guaranteed
by gold in the state bank.
The commerce of Italy for the seven
months ending July 31st shows a
marked falling off, compared wi frthe
same period last year. The imports
decreased $20,800,000 in value, and the
exports $4,000,000. During the same
period the revenue from customs fell off
Blmmoni Reruaed Bail.
New Yobk, Sept. I.—Judge Benedict,
of the United States district court, haß
declined to accept Cornelius and Jacob
Tallma* as bondsmen in the sum of
$50,0u0, for James A. Simmons, under
sentence for a year's imprisonment for
bank wrecking. He discovered that
Simmons had given parties an in
demnity contract for the sum, and said
he did not care to aid any scheme of
flight, as such it appeared on ita face.
COPY OF ESCROW.
Golden Eagle Clothing Co. And Los Angeles
Council of Labor:
The within check of $1000 is returned to
the Golden Eagle Clothing Co. if they shall have
closed their business on or before November Ist, 1891.
If they have not closed their business on or
before November 2d, 1891, the within check is to be
handed to the LOS ANGELES COUNCIL OF
First National Bank of Los Angeles, Cal.,
By J. M. Elliott.
We can give the public no better
proof of our intention to retire from
business. It is almost unnecessary to
I state that we must sell, and that means
Mta Eagle Mil Co.
Cor. Main and Requena Sts.,
UNDER V. 8. HOTEL,
Our new Stock of Woolens for the season, Fall and
Winter, 1891, represents one of the largest collections
imported into this city, selected from the best looms of
the world. We avoid the two extremes usually practiced
among the tailoring trade, viz., deceptive cheapness and
fancy high prices. Our work is reliable, styles correct and
TAILORS AND FURNISHERS,
No. 113 South Spring Street, Adjoining Nadeau Hote'.
SOME OE THE REASONS WHY
The Mutual Life Insurance Company
OF NEW YORK
IS THE BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD:
Because it is the OLDEST active Life Insurance Company in the UNITED
STATES and has done the most good.
It is the LARGEST, STRONGEST and BEST company in THE WORLD. Its
assets exceeding one hundred and fifty millions of dollars
It has paid in dividends alone over eighty-five millions of dollars; an amount
greater than the total dividends of the next two largest companies in the world.
It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any other
Its total payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the next
two largest companies in the world.
It has more Insurance in force in tho United States than any other company, and
has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest
It has shown actual results of profits on policies already paid and on contracts
now in force that have never been equalled by any other company in the world.
From organization to January 1, 1891, it has paid back in cash to its members and
now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,169, OVER SIXTY
TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besides
paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even
remotely approached by any other company.
It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are
the most liberal aud profitable known to underwriting.
For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment secur
ities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date of birth,
Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Angeles, Calif.,
214 South Broadway. Telephone 28.
ALBERT D. THOMAS, Manager. DOBINSON & VETTER, Local Agents.