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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36.—N0. 161.
FORCED TO EXPLAIN.
Caprivi Eepudiates the New
He Denies That the Govern
ment Sanctioned It.
German Bankers Acted on Their
The Explanation Taken with a Grain of
Salt—Minister Fhelpa Dines a Nota
Associated Frees Dispatches.
Berlin, Sept. 26.—[Copyrighted by
the New York Associated Press.] —The
government finds it necessary tn explain
the policy of permitting German banks
to take part of the new Russian loan.
The unanimity of the press protests
convinced Yon Caprivi that it would be
a grave political error if a denial was not
made of the rumors circulated by the
syndicate that the loan has the tacit
sanction of the government. The North
German Gazette, the official organ, pub
lishes a communication tonight, in which
it denies that the government is in any
wise departing from the path of political
finance which it has trodden. The Men
delssohns made confidential inquiries
from the foreign office as to the attitude
of the government towards the issue. In
reply the foreign office informed the bank
ers that the present political situation
afforded no occasion for the government
to interfere in any form. The chancellor
did not design in reply to convey the
slightest idea of approval. The bank
ers, the reply declared, are in most
cases.perfectly capable of acting upon
IT WILL NOT 00.
This semi-official statement wants
frankness in suppressing the fact that
the German 'houses before joining the
syndicate, were led to believe that the
foreign office favored the issue of the
loan, here, on political grounds. Public
clamor against supplementing the cash
balances of Germany's enemy, has
obliged Yon Caprivi to drop his com
placency toward the loan. It will not
go here. Probably the government
never intended it to succeed.
AMERICAN DEMAND POX BULLION',
A oouwnittee of tbe Reich's bank held
an unusually prolonged meeting today,
and derided not to increase the bank's
rate of discount. The American de
mand for bullion is in the meantime far
below what it was expected it would be.
CZAR AND KAISER.
It is reported that Empeior William,
who is at his shooting lodge near
Eydtkuhnen, met the train conveying
the czar on his trip to Russia from Den
mark and had a conversation with him.
WALDERSEE'S RETURN TO FAVOR.
The Post tonight, referring to Yon
Waldersee's restoration to imperial fa
vor, states that the emperor has nomi
nated him to the command of the Garde
Dv Corps. This will keep Yon Walder
see in Berlin and give him the ear of
the emperor, with whom he will have
greater influence than ever.
THE GERMAN ARMY PRAISED.
In an interview, Captain Bingham,
the military of the American
legation here, who has just returned
from the military maneuvres, dilated
upon the courtesy he had received from
the Bavarian and Prussian authorities,
who gave him every opportunity to see
everything of interest.
Captain Bingham said he was greatly
impressed by the wonderful uniformity
of training shown by the soldiery, on
parade as well as in the field. The
marching power of the German army,
he declared, was almost incredible.
Speaking of the fighting qualities of the
army, Captain Bingham said the main
factor in a real war is the marching
quality of the men, adding: "When
you can count on having your forces
always on hand at the right moment,
you can win by force of numbers."
emperor William's endurance.
Captain Bingham spoke in the highest
terms of praise of Emperor William's
untiring energies in the saddle. His
majesty, be said, took the field at 4 a.
m. and remained until 3 o'clock in the
afternoon. Even the empress, who
attended the reviews, remained in the
saddle for four hours, although the heat
and dust were stifling, she smilingly
saluted the troops as they passed, filling
the soldiers with the greatest enthu
• In conclusion Captain Bingham said
lie had learned enough of va!ue and
interest to the American army to com
pensate him for his fortnight's fatigue
and hord riding.
PHELPS GIVES A DINNER.
A dinner was given tonight by Minis
ter Phelps at the American legation, to
ex-United States Senator Warner Miller,
Mrs. Miller and Miss Miller. There
were present Chancellor Yon Caprivi,
Herr Yon Berlepsch, Prussian minister
•of commerce; Secretary Rittenburg,
Mr. Menorcal, chief engineer of the
Nicaragua Canal company; Baroness
Berlepsch, Mesdames Bingham and
Ruecker. Misses Halstead and Phelps
and the British and Dutch charges
During the progress of the dinner a
dispatch was received from Johnson,
American consul at Hamburg, which
waa read aloud by Mr. Phelps. It read:
"The first American pork certificate was
presented .at Hamburg today for fifty
lour cases from Chicago. Other ship
ments are in port, and many on the
Mr. Phelps told hia guests if they
conld hold their "appetites for a few
hours they could have a course of Amer
PROF. WINSOHEId'B CONVERSION.
The published stories regarding the
conversion of Professor Winscheid, of
Leipsig, to Protestantism, are not ex
actly acourate. His conversion was not
entirely due to his disapproval of the
exhibition of the "holy coat.'' The
facts are, the professor joined the old
Catholic movement in 1870, since which
time he has been disassociated with the
SOCIALIST STRIKE FAILURES.
Reports of the Socialist strike dis
close the entire failure of the organi
zations which were being arranged to
bring about a strike in all the trades.
the formation of the strike com
mittee thirty-one strikes have been
organized, and in every case the labor
party was defeated. The com
mittee complains of want of foreign
JONES'S LITTLK JOKE.
Masquerading; as a Colored Woman May
Land lllm In the Fen.
San Francisco, Sept. 26. —A man giv
ing the name of George Jones was
arrested today disguised as a colored
woman. In a small eatcbel, which he
carried, were found two large bottles, one
containing chloreform and the other
prussic acid. A number of keys and
some money were also found. Jones
says he was going to Livermore, where
he works as a printer, and that he
masqueraded as a colored woman for a
joke. The police do not believe his
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26.—The
Grashdanin advocates absolute Russian
neutrality with China. Any other
course, it says, will merely serve Eng
lish and French interests, while jeopar
dizing the security of Asiatic Russia
and assisting English ascendency in the
Pacific. Judicious neutrality will pave
the way to Russian success in the far
A WANDERING ISRAELITE
GIVES HIS OPINION OF DARKEST
The Jews Themselves Responsible for
the Persecutions They Are Subjected
to—Baron Hirsch'a Schema Able to
Provide for Only a Small Number.
London, Sept. 26.—"1n Darkest Rus
sia" points out that Baron Hirsh's
scheme, if successful, can only provide
for about three per cent, of the Russian
A letter signed "An Israelite Wander
er" has been published in various pa
pers, and it is attracting attention. It
strongly defends Russia, and declares
that the laws relating to the Jews are
by no means so iniquitous as imagined.
Referring to the domicile law, this letter
says it has never been altered,
but has been operated with so
little rigor that one-third of the
Jews reside today in the govern
ment from which they were excluded a
generation ago. This, he says, is a Bign
of gradual improvement which is least
to be expected from a semi-civilized
country like Russia.
Continuing, the writer says 20,000
Jews reside in St. Petersburg and a sim
ilar number in Moscow. Expulsions,
he adds, are entirely due to Jewish vio
lations of law. Mechanics certificates
have been forged, fraudulent police per
mits printed, and a regular trade in
them prosecuted for years. Certificates
have also been used long after
the the original guarantee was
dead, and thousands of Jews without
means or trade have settled in Russia,
where they had no more right than a
pauper emigrant has to laud in New
York. Numbers Of mechanics have for
saken their regular occupation and taken
to peddling, thus violating tbe condi
tions under which they are allowed to
Between 150,000 and 200,000 Jews now
reside in Russia in open violation of the
law, owing to fraudulent permits,
or by bribing qfficials. Being un
disturbed, they have become
more confident, and invested money in
houses, which ia against the law, aud
then when orders are received to enforce
the domicile law, the outside world hears
of wholesale expulsions accompanied by
brutality ; but every Jew so expelled baa
courted his fate. They all know what
they are doing when they pass the pale
of their domicile. Poor Jews suffer most
from the rigor of the law, being as
peddlers and such like, at the mercy ot
every petty official, by whom they are
hounded from pillar to poat. If Baron
Hirsch's Bcheme includes these poor
Jews, it takes up the most unpromising
material to deal with. I hey have neither
the physique for field work, nor re
source oi any kind. They must be sup
ported from" the moment they leave
Russia until an indefinite date when
they can maintain themselves unaided.
The government will not allow the
capable, sturdy, better class, who are
all military reservists, to leave the coun
A TREMBNDOCB STRIKE
Threatened on the Southern Paclflc'g
San Antonio, Sept. 26.—The general
grievance committee of the Order of
Railway Coi ductors, Brake men and
Switchmen toaay presented each of the
six division superintendents of the At
lantic system of the Southern Pacific
with a punted request for. an increase of
conductors' wages of about $5 a month,
btakemen $10 and switchmen $15. The
division superintendent denied the re
quest, as acceptance would make an in
crease in expenses of $40,000 a month.
The grievance committee will refer the
matter to the highest general officers
of their order who will make
a demand upon the general superintend
ent and general manager. If they re
fuse the branches of the Atlantic sys
tem road will be granted the privil
ege of striking. If they so decide it will
be a tremendous strike, covering 1500
miles of road.
Odd Fellows Adjourn.
St. Louis, Sept. 26.—The sovereign
grand lodge of Odd Fellows took up the
question of reducing the age limit for
admission to the order to 18 years, this
morning. It was defeated by a vote of
108 to 58. The lodge also postponed for
a year consideration of the liquor ques
tion. After considerable routine busi
ness, the lodge adjourned sine die.
SUNDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 27, 1891.—TWELVE PAGES.
SHAKEN OUT OF BED.
An Earthquake in the Mis
The Shock Quite Severe at St.
Lonis and Vicinity.
Felt in lowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ken
tucky and Tennessee.
People Rushed to the Streets In Their
Night Clothe.—Buildings Cracked
aod Crockery Broken In
Associated Press Dispatches.
St. Louis, Sept. 26.—An earthquake
shock occurred here at 10:60 tonight.'
The vibrations were distinctly felt,
passing north and south. They lasted
about ten seconds, At one of the news
paper offices the compositors left their
cases and rushed to the streets. People
were awakened from their sleep, partic
ularly in the West End, and rushed to
the streets in their night clothes,
Among those migrated from their beds
was Governor Johnson, with his family.
J. B. Waters, of the salvage corps on
the corner of Locust and Seventh
street, was shaken off his stool
while sitting at the switch board. Con
siderable crockery and glassware was
demolished. It is reported, but not au
thenticated, that wooden stables on the
outskirts of town were toppled over.
Buildings facing north and south were
visibly affected. The watchmen in sev
eral buildings became alarmed and
hastened to the ground. No serious
damage is yet reported.
Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 26. —A dis
tinct Bhock of earthquake was felt here
at 10:50 this evening, lasting six sec
onds. The vibrations were from north
to south. Many persons were nauseated
by the undulations. One of two seis
moscopes in this country, by which the
duration of an earthquake is accurately
determined, is at the Rose polytechnic
institute, but at this hour has not been
Evansville, Ind., Sept. 28. —A slight
shock of earthquake was felt here to
night at 10:50 o'clock.
Memphis, Term., Sept. 26.—A light
shock of earthquake, lasting two or:
three seconds, was felt here at 10:50 to
Nashville, Term., Sept. 26.—A slight
earthquake shock was felt here at 10:51
Keokuk, la., Sept. 26. —At 10:50
tonight there occurred three distinct
earthquake shocks, which shook build
ings in various parts of the city. The
shocks were of short duration.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 28.—An earth
quake shock was distinctly felt at 10:50
this evening. Windows rattled vio
lently, and and a circus in session was
temporarily interrupted. Reports from
Jacksonville, Taylorville, Decatur and
Monnt Pulaska state that the shock was
felt there also.
iVI r Vkrnon, 111., Sept. 28. —A shock
of arthquake of several seconds dura
tion, snook this place and the country
for miles around tonight at about 11
o'clock. Houses rocked, men were
thrown out of chairs aud brick buildings
were badly damaged.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 26.—A slight
earthquake shock of about one second
duration, was felt at 10:55 tonight.
There were two vibrations, one of which
caused the city hall clock to strike.
Signal Officer Burke says the motion
waa vertical not lateral, therein differing
from others he has experienced. The
shock waß generally felt throughout the
city and at Madison, Ind.
CULMINATED IN A RIOT.
Several Negroes Killed ag the Result of
a Strike of Cotton Pickers.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 26.—Late re
ports received from Marianna say the
trouble between the cotton pickers near
there culminated in a riot, resulting in
several negroes being killed and a num
ber wounded. The riot grew out of a
strike inaugurated by a number
of pickers, who demanded an
increase of twenty-five cents per
hundred pounds. The planters refused
the demand, the negroes struck and
their places were immediately filled by
others. Tho strikers prevailed on the
working negroes to quit, and a general
fight ensued. The sheriff of the county
quelled the disturbance and has the
leaders in custody.
Fitzgerald Will Preside.
Chicaoo, Sept. 26.—President John
Fitzgerald, of the Irish National league
of America, has so far recovered from
his recent illness that he is expected to
preside at next week's convention of the
league. Secretary Sutton is already in
the city arranging for the convention.
He said tonight one of the principal ob
jects of the convention would be to in
augurate a movement that will result
in the restoration of $200,000 now held
by Parnell and McCarthy in Paris to the
purpose for which it was originally in
tended—the benefit of the poor in Ire
The Naval Board's Report.
Washington, Sept. 26.—The naval
board created by Secretary Tracy to
devise means for overcoming the exist
ing friction in the navy, and reporting a
feasible and effective system of promo
tions, has completed its work and drawn
up a report, which will receive consid
eration by Secretary Tracy. The details
will not be made public at present.
Lively Scenes at Guthrie.
Guthrie, 0. T., Sept. 26—Several
thousand people who have located claims
have come here to file and obtain rest.
Gambling games of every description are
running wide open. On one corner a
Salvation army man is holding forth,
and just across the street is a gaming
table crowded with anxious players.
A Mexican Colonel Arrested.
New Orleans, Sept. 26.—The Pica
yune's Brownsville, Tex., special says:
It is learned from an authentic source
that Col. Cobles, of the Fifth Infantry,
Mexican army, stationed at Matamoras,
has been arrested by the commanding
general, an 1 in company with General
Corlin, who is still under arrest, will be
sent to Vera Cruz on a Mexican gun
boat, en route to the City of Mexico.
The cause of Col. Cobles' arrest is not
known, but it ia supposed to be in con
nection with the late revolutionary
Franz Josef In Bohemia.
Vienna, Sept. 26. —Emperor Francis
Joseph, upon arriving today at Prague,
was accorded a splendid reception. The
emperor praised the Bohemians for
their loyalty and assured them of his
constant paternal solicitude for their
In a Pitiable Pllcht.
Ellendale, N. D., Sept. 26.—People
in the district burned over in Emmons
county are in a pitiable plight, without
food or shelter. The lives lost were a
man, his wife and son, who were trying
to save their property. The loss will
Montenegro Orders Cruisers.
London, Sept. 26. —The government of
Montenegro haß ordered three merchant
cruisers built in England, after the type
of the Russian volunteer fleet, the ves
sels to be employed during peace in
trade between the Adriatic and Odessa.
A Line Fence Quarrel.
Henderson, Minn., Sept. 26.—James
O'Neill this afternoon killed Michael
Collins, fatally wounded his two grown
sons, and was himself wounded. Tbe
cause was a quarrel over a division line
between two farms.
Cotton Mill Damaged.
London, Sept. 26. —Wright's cotton
mill at Ty vesley was damaged by fire to
day to the extent of $150,000.
A BATTLE WITH TRAMPS.
BRAKEMAN CLEMENTS'B UNPLEAS
Beaten Into Insensibility by a Band of
Ruffians—One of the Gang Comes to
Grief—Tramps Very Numerous Along
Modesto, Cal., Sept. 20. —The Los
Angeles express this evening brought
in Brakeman James Clements, who was
suffering from a bad wound in tbe back
of the head, inflicted by some blunt in
strument in the bands of tramps, who
were stealing a ride. Clements was
found insensible on top of a passenger
coach, near Salida, after having had a
fight with a large number of tramps.
When the train stopped, a tramp giv
ing the name of James Welch, fell from
tbe top of the express car onto the plat
form at the depot. When picked up his
face was badly smashed; his nose and
tbe left side of his face were torn
badly, and his left eye was destroyed.
The gash extended to his throat.
Cbunty Physician Evans attended him
'Bud had him conveyed to the county
hospital. He will probably die. No
one seems to know what caused him to
Clements is suffering from concussion
of the brain, but will get well. Two of
the gang of tramps suspected of hitting
him are under arrest. Tramps are more
numerous now than at any time during
Doluth, Minn., Sept. 20. —Hon. J. D.
Howard, millionaire, pioneer and state's
senator, died today.
Columbus, 0., Sept. 26.—General
James A. Wilcox, general counsel for
the C. H. V. & T. railroad, died here to
day. He was provost marshal of this
district during the war, and a distin
guished member of the Ohio bar.
Rome, Sept. 26.—Reports received by
the minister of agriculture indicate that
the wheat crop of Italy will be unusually
good. The crop of barley will be slight
ly below last year's crop.
Philadelphia, Sept. 20.—Executions
aggregating $22,136 were issued this af
ternoon agaiust John J. Pyle and George
W. Knadler, trading as the Pyle-Knadler
Russia and Persia.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 20.—1t is semi
officially denied here that Russia is ne
gotiating for a commercial treaty with
Today at 11 o'clock the great Simpson
Auditorium will be dedicated by Bishop
Mallalieu, the presiding bishop of the
Southern California Methodist Episco
pal conference now being held in this
church. The whole Methodist confer
ence of preacherß (excepting those occu
pying other pulpits in the city) will be
present besides the mayor, city council,
grand army men, the several posts in
nniform, the supervisors, etc.
The music will be simply grand, as
Bartlett's grand concert band of twenty
six pieces will be in attendance to assist
the large choir, which will consist of
some of the best musical talent in the
city. Besides the 2500 opera chairs 1000
extra chairs have been provided so that
about 3500 persons can be comfortably
seated at one time.
A Warning to Flirt*.
A case of interest to all feminine flirts
has arisen in Minneapolis, where John
W. Turner has brought suit for $5000
against Ella Terwilliger, a pretty bru
nette of 20 Bummers, the complaint
being that she is a common flirt. Mr.
Turner 'says in his explanation of his
action: "This is not a breach of prom
ise case, but a case for damages. I don't
like flirting, and I am going to show
Eeople that this country is a very uu
ealthy one for that kind of business. I
have been fair with the girl. I told her
that I detested flirting, and when I
commenced keeping company with iier
I told her that I did it with the inten
tion of marrying her, and had every
reason to believe she intended to marry
me. Now she has gone to flirting with
other people, and I intend to punish her
A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail
oring when selected from the large New
Stock of H. A. Getz, 125 West Third
LOOK AT THOSE PANTS, NOW!
Ripped in the side —Buttons all off —-
Frayed out at the bottom —Dirty —Linings
all wore out —Hole in view.
YOU NEED A NEW PAIR.
That Old Coat, Too!
Just Look at That, Whew 11
Braid wore off—Sleeve torn —Linings gone—Collar all
Soiled—Don't fit you—Faded—No buttons.
VEST NO GOOD, EITHER I
You Need a New Suit.
Now, we've got 'urn, and we have got 'urn cheap. You
know we are selling out our entire stock, and we will,
therefore, SELL YOU GOODS IN OUR LINE FOR.
LESS THAN YOU CAN BUY ELSEWHERE.
We quit business on Saturday evening, October 31,
1891, at 10 o'clock p.m. Half an hour later the Lord only
knows where we will be.
Yours, for STUPENDOUS, MIGHTY,
MAMMOTH, GIGANTIC, LARGE-SIZED
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