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FOR CHOICE BUSINESS OPPORTI NITIKS wRE SIXTH PA(jK.
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 102.
George S. Marygold
—and that ot We—
Fisher & Boyd Piano Co.
and will be conducted a* tbe old stand
of the latter at
121-12S North Spring St.,
—under the firm name of—
Fisher Boyd ffi Mar 1 g Id,
—who Will handle—
Steinway & Sons,
Estey & Packard
glmY" The atten ion of the nubile
ls re*pertfully directed to this mag
nificent litie of instruments and in
Fisher, Boyd & Marygold,
121 and 123 N. Spring St.,
138-140-142 S. Wain st.
RfeL* > j The Cheapest and Most
I Keliable Place to buy
\ Glassware, Lamps,
House Furnishing Goods,
Gas Fixtures, etc.
>dJy "R ARV BTTaaiKR
Prices to suit everybody
. • . ' 6nly''T"\
TWO WEEKS .MORE
AND OUR 20% REDUCTION SALE WILL END.
This is a golden opportunity that should not be over
looked. Men's and Children's Suits and Overcoats at
MULLEN. BLUETT & CO.
BIG BARGAINS IN PIANOS!
WILLIAMSON BROS., having purchased for cash, at a very
large discount, the stock of PIANOS and ORGANS carried
by W. T. Somes, are offering the same at greatly reduced prices.
These goods must be sold at once to make room for NEW STOCK
from the east.
Intending purchasers will do well to inspect these bargains at
WILLIAMSON'S MUSIU STORE, 327 S. SI KING sr.
Largest stock of Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Books,
etc., in town. Standard and White Sewing Machines, and all supplies.
327 SOUTH SPRING ST.
We have a larfte and well-selected variety of new designs ir Parlor, Chamber
Dining R «>m, Library aud Hall -»vita; are showing many antique Datterns
in Chairs, Rockers, Divans, Tables, Writing Desk*. Music Cabinets Pedes
tals, etc., in Antique Oak and other woods. Fine tables in great variety.
f AXMINSTER3, WILTONS, MOQUETTKS, VELVETS,
X O , BRUSSELS, TAPKSTRY. INGRAINS
We are now showing a choice collection of handsome Rugs arm Carpets.
Theße goods have been carefully selected aud merit special attention.
ORIENTAL, TURKISH, PERSIAN and SMYRNA
ISPAHAN and KENNINGaTON ART 6QUAKifc.
A large variety in all sizes.
An unusually fine assortment in Portipres, Lace and Silk Curtains, Sash
bilks, India Maslins, French Cretons, Plushes, etc.
Los Angeles Furniture Co
225-527-229 S. BROAD A/AY,
Oppoalte City Hall-. j_oa Angeles, Cal
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tlvevi.ion wre-m giast.es are required is 100
complicated lor üb. The corre t »,juhlment ol
frames ls quite as important a* the nerfeit fit
tit g of lenses, ami ih" .dentine fitting and
making of glas-es and frames Is our only busi
ness (specialty) Have satisfied others, will
sati-fy y n. We useeiectilc power, a d are the
omy hous ■ her. that grl <ls g asses to order
a. v. mar mv z, Leaatni .-scientific Opti
clan (-ptciaii't), 107 North sprint; st, opp. oid
courthouse. Don't, iorget tue number,
Stimson Mill Co.,
Wholesale and Retail
FTTGKr SOUND PINK »nd
Office and yard, comer Third street and Santa
tj'e aVenuo, Los * utiles. Tel 94.
12 11 1 yr
MRS. A. MENDENHALL, *
Hairdressing and Maiiicure Parkm,
107 North Spring street, room 23
Shampooing done at residences if desired.
Cor, Broadway and Second.
Open daily from 730 a.m to 5:30 p.m. Of
ficial business mee'inns evcrv Wednesday at
1 p m . I'M. GRIFFITH, Iresldent.
| JOHN SPIBRS. secretary. K-iatim
LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1n93.
ASLEEP 'NEATH THE SNOW.
Ex-President Hayes Laid by
the Side of His Wife.
Simple Funeral Services Held
at Spiegel Grove.
Members of His Oi l Regiment Bore
II is Body to the brave.
Severe Weather Prevented G. A. R.
Ceremonies at the Cem tery—The
Pretldent-Klect One uf the
By the Associated Press,
Fremont. 0., Jan 20.—Taps have been
sounded, the bugles blown tbe beautiful
good night, the last salute fired and all
that ia mortal of Rutherford B. Hayes
Bleeps beneath a mantle of snow by the
side of the devoted companion of hie life.
■The ceremonies of the day were such as
befitted a typical American citizen, sol
dier aud statesman. The simplicity of
the republic ahone forth in bis life and
waß marked in hisobsequies. No eulogy
was said above him; tnat was left for
the future to pronounce, and all who
knew Uie man, father and statesman
unite in saying it haa been wisely so.
The pure, upright aud geDerous good
deeda which drew so suddenly to a cloße
Tuesday night, have nothing to feu-from
the verdict of coming time.
In aome reßpectß the occasion was one
of the most notable in American history.
The only remaining ex-president, soon
again to a»»ume the mantle of responsi
bility, stood beside tho bier of his dead
friend and wept in sorrow for him. The
two men bad some notable qualities in
common, and of all public men few are
more sincere mourners than Grover
Clevelanu, who csme and went ■without
ostentation. A great crowd had gathered
at the depot awaiting his arrival, but
tbe word wise y paßEtd arou.id by tho
citizens'committee prevented any cheer
ing or display there, and he left aa
quietly as he came.
Only serious threat of personal illness
kept President Harrison away and hia
regrets are as keen at his enforced ab
sence as those expressed on every hand
by the family, friends and ihe public.
This wsb a city of mourning today;
business waß suspended, schools were
closed. The morning dawned bright as
tbe unostentatious life of tbe illustrious
dead. iv temperature during the
morning light. Oaks about the family
mansion at Spiegel grove shone in the
sunshine, every twig with ita tracer? of
frost looking like delicate wax The
frost on the broad veranda was pictur
esque and beautiful beyond description
It seemed aa if even harsh winter had
donned a charming robe in honor of the
distinguiabed man whose remains were
soon to be borne to the tomb.
All forenoon thousands passed in
procession through the chamber of
death to view for the last time the well
known features of the dead ex-presi
dent. At 9 o'clock the schoolchildren
of the city marched in a procession,
with the national flig at their head,
past the bier, followed by the civic so
cieties of Fremont. Everything in the
wide, sunny dining room in Which the
remains lay waa in keeping with the
simple life of the departed statesman.
The plain cedar casket, covered with
black cloth, rested iv the center of the
room. The silver plate on the lid
simply bore the inscription: "Ruther
ford B. Hayes, died January 17, 1893."
On his breast rested the decoration of
the enumauder-in-chief of the Loyal
Ls gion, aud on the left lapel of his
dress coat waß the decoration of the
army of West Virginia. Across the
window seat in the south end of the
room stretched a large American flair,
held in place by branches of white and
yellow rosea auu wreatbß of heliotrope.
Two rooms of *he mansion were rilled
with a distinguished company when the
simple service for the dead president
began at 2 o'clonk this afternoon. They
inelnd-d President-elect Grover Cleve
land, members of President Harrison's
cabinet, represenratives of the United
States senate and bouse, representatives
ol the army and uavy, Governor M<:Kin
ley and staff, members of the Ohio legis
'ature and other representative bodies
In the front hall were grouped a
double quartet under the leadership ot
Professor Arthur of the Cleveland Con
servatory of Music. A member of Gen
eral Hayes' old legiment, R"V. J. L
Albritton of the Fremont Methodist
church, after a hymn had been sung
reHd the 23 I Psalm, and was followed in
prayer t.v R-v. Dr. Bashford, president
of D-la»Hre college, who officiated at.
the wedding of President Hayes 45 years
ago. Atter another hymn the Lord's
prayer waa repeated impressively, ami
the si mule, solemn services at the houne
»i r. over.
The body-bearers, eight veterans of
General Hayes' old Twenty third regi
ment, lifted the remains and bore them
fiom the mansion, and a long procession
wound out through Spiegel grove, down
Birchard avenue and out to Oakwood
et m- iery, where, owing to the severity
ol the weather, it wu» decided to dis
pense with the G A. E ritual, co after
a eimple benediction was pronounoed,
the remains were consigned to their ael
The honorary pall bearers were: Hon.
Charles Foster, secretary of the treas
ury ; Gov. William Mi Kinley. Hon.J.L
Curry, ex minister to Spaiu; Senator
Calvin 8. liri c, Major E B. Dawes,
C'-n. Wagner Swayne, Gen. M. F. Force,
Hon W. H. Haines.
Following them came the procession
in the following order:
M n beta of ihe family.
Presid. Nt elect Grover Cleveland ant Hon.
a ii lam lienrv S'riith
Nea-eat fru-iKis of ttie illusMoua dead,
Members ol PreHlder-t HUrriMn'a cabinet.
Representatives of I tilled 8t» es Btnate and
he use of r preHentatlv a.
Oftl'-e aof lb. hi' y and uavy
Representatives of Comm ud.-ritsof tue Loyal
Membe a of tho Ketjimcntal association,
twenty-third ohio Volunteers.
I fflC *r- Of the r. A. ft, Ol I 1110
Oven Or MnKlnlcy «n1 • . ff
Member' o he nera asu by ~i Ohio
,ll hodvll officers 1 the Hate,
Mayorssn en in n coun i.s of Fr mnnt.To
ledo, loveUtid and -aiidussy.
M iliary escort of the l hlo sta',, in litla ai d
members of tb.- <;. A R. abtf ton?
Great numbers of floral pieces were
Bent from all parte of the country, most
of which, on account of delay in trains,
arrived too late.
President-elect Cleveland arrived at
11:30, two hours late. A large number
ot people gathered at the depot to see
him He whb driven at once to the
Haves lesidence. Heexpreeßed Ivm-elf
feelingly on the death ol General Hayeß.
between whom and the p'eßident-elect,
there watt awarm friendship. The pres
ence ot Cleveland was a tribute to a
personal friend It was Hayes' inten
tion, bad he liv d, to be present at
THE FIHST MUGWUMP.
Depew Says Tale Wns the Original
New i ork, Jan 20 —The Yale alum
ni gathered in Sherry's banquet hall
tonight to eat their annual dinner. The
first among the speakers waa Chauncey
M. Depew, piesident of tbe association,
n the course of his address Dr. Depew
"In the new departure of practical
politics Yale developed a mugwump
from the original microbe Ho was not
of the common type which doubtß and
terroiizes and seldom acts, but is that
Aggressive, efficient and forceful factor
beet represented by Wayne MtcVeagh
Yale discards the old Btyle Democrats
whose stock in trade is tranitions on
cotton bales at the battle ol New Or
leaneAnd whose shibboleth ia 'I am a
Democrat.' She produces intelligence
which tames the Tammany t ger; satis
fies the critical Mugwump and corrals
the Jacksonian mosaback, and the wand
which keeps the happy family in order
is held in the band of William C. Whit
ney. She h'S produced Republicans
who are great in a record of achieve
mentß, like those in the cabinet and
court, and those who have a prospect of
limitless possibilities "
Among other speakers waa President
MJIPSEY KEELS PALE.
IHE ALLEGED HOMESTEAD POI9-
ONEtt FOyD GUILTY.
He Sees the Penitentiary Opening B«
--fore Him—The Veld et Ctused His
Face tv Blanch and His
Knoes to Quake.
opened thia morn trig in the trini of Dis
trict Master Workman Dempsey of the
Knighta of Labor for administering
poison with intent to commit murder,
a large crowd was pre"cut. Judge
Stowe in his charge to the jury carefully
avoided any expression of opinion as to
the evidence given in the case. The
jury at 1:20 p.m. brought in a verdict of
guilty on the firat count, charging the
defendant with the adminietering of
poison to W. E. Griffiths. When Demp
sey hoard the verdict the color left his
face and beads of perspiration stood out
upon bia forehead. With bowed head
be left the court room in company with
Attorney Porter. Ooce outside the door
Deropsey was surrounded by a crowd of
sympathizers, prominent among whom
were several members of the old ad
visory committee of locked nut Home
stead strikers D--mpsov said he had no
comments to make, except to reiterate
the declaration that he was an innocent
man. Porter said the verd ct was a false
one and he would at once muke ap
plication for a new trial. The extreme
penalty ia $600 and 10 years' imprison
CHaMBKRI.4 IN CtLLID DOWN.
A United Statea Batik Examiner Ro
qu stAd to Keaign.
San Francisco, Jan. 20. —A morning
paper saya that Willjain B. Chamber
lain, United Statea bank examiner, has
baen notified that he mußt forward his
resignation to Washington. The reason
given is that. Caambei lain bas discount
ed a number of his own notes with
national banks. It is stated that na
tional banks in Los Angeles and Sun
Diego, and the Crocker Woolworth bank
•ii this city took some of Chamberlain's
holes The amount ia said to
several thouaaud dollars (.bamherlaiu
ia very well known throughout the state,
having taken a prominent part in poli
tics He organized th California league
of Republican clubs, and was at oui
time president of the Union League
club ol this city.
MRS. tlOMlirjK"l DOWRY.
Very Llttln Left »rt-r Batlafjrlni; othnr
Pr'-vUi ,na of the Hill.
San Francisco, Jau. 20 —Mrs J. Mer
vyu Donabtt*, wi low of the late owner
of the San Francisco and North Pacific
railroad, will contest that, part of her
husband's will which leaves $150 000 to
Catholic institutions. She bases her
claim on the fact that the law provides
that no more than one-third of au
estate miv he left to charity. Donahue
left his aff iira in aitch a conditiou that
when all claims against the eHr atß are
settled there will left only $170,000; giv
iug one-third of thia amount to charity
and $105,000 btqueathed to relatives,
would |. avn the widow about $14 000
Mra Donahue will not contest the lega
cies to relatives.
• Fatal Explosion.
Ogoen, U'ah, Jan. 20 —An explosion
of giaut powder today at Richmond,
north of here, killed Benj mm Lewis.
James Kew was mortally injured.
Thomas Exeter, Fred Ramsey and
Flander Pearl were badly hurt. The cap
exploded on a warming stick of powder.
The Celebrated Weir Stovo,
That excelß ell others, can be found
only at the W. C Furrey company, 169
to 165 North Sprir.g street.
CORNELIUS HERZ TAKEN IN
vnolher Panama Swindler in
Arrested in IVd in His Eng-
His Arrest Causes Feeling in Paris
Akin to Panic.
lis Evidence Likely to Implicate Many
Senators iv the Fauamt* Meal.
More Light on the
By the Associated Press.
Paris, Jan 20 —The topic of conver
sation thia afternoon was the arreßt of
Cornelius Herz The prospect of hie
return to France and tbe possibility that
he will reveal the evidence which he
holds have excited general apprehen
sion. Outside of Royalist and Social
istic circleß the arrest ia regarded with
feeling closely akin to panic. The
gravest fears exist on account of the
senate, whoso members are believed to
he threatened more seriously than all
othera through Heiz's return. Every
body feels that the worßt will come out
aB s;)on as Herz shall come before the
In view of Herz's capture the Liberte
comes out with a statement that docu
ments seized upon the premises occu
pied by Herz show that Reinach was a
debtor and Herz hie creditor, as affirmed
There are three counts in the indict
ment againat Oorneliuß H-rz The first
concerns 600,000 francs received by him
frnm Charles de Lesseps, the second
2.000,000 francs received t.y him from
Karon de R-duach, the third a menacing
letter written by him with the intention
of blackmailing Baron de Reinach.
The total number of Arton checks is
now known to be 1010. Of this number
probably them j ority are excluded from
legal consideration by the statute of lim
itation. The parliamentary commission
»f inquiry m*y examine the stubs of
these checks, but the judges are bound
to ignore them. The most important
checks in question, however.were drawn
in 1887 and 1888 for the benefit of dep
uties, theatrical beauties and other pro
fessional persons, mostly women and
newspaper men. The whole sum in
volved by the stubs ia some 6.000,000
f£L. ULX,a#.*B 7VTT. j; iv* r.
The Culprit Is Very Kick and Will Keslst
London, Jan. 20 —Dr. Cornelius Herz
was arrested at midnight on a demand
of the French government, on the
charge of having been fraudulently im
plicated iv tbe Panama swindling and
corruption. Tbe detectives assigaed to
make the arrest went about their work
very cautiously, ac, although it was re
ported that Herz was sick, it was
thought from his previous record, both
in America and France, he might be
shamming illness, and would take an
opportunity to escape. I' waa known
that Herz was at the Tankerville hotel,
Bournemouth. Arriving there, the de
tectives were informed that. Herz was
too ill to be seen, but they insisted and
followed the porter to the door. Mrs.
lietz responded to the knock and after
some parley tbe detectives an
nounced their official character
and insisted on being admitted to
tbe outer room, Mrs. Herz retiring
to her husband's sleeping apartment
She came out in a Jew moments. Her
faca showed eignsof great agitation. She
could hardly restrain her tears as she
said: "Geutlemen. Dr. Herz is too ill to
get up. You are welcome to go in and
see for yourselves."
The detectives entered the sleeping
room. Hera was in bed. He had just
been propped up with pillows by his
wife. His face looked pala and wasted ;
his eyes were sunken, and he bore every
sign of being a very aick man. "I know
your business, gentlemen." he said, in
went tone", as if it was diftienl for him
to talk. "You Bee my condition ; I am
willing to go with you if it is possible for
me to he m .ved "
The detectives looked at the man an 1
concluded it would not be proper to take
further action without medical advice.
The doctor who had been attending
Herz was called in. He declared that
Herz was in euch a serious condition
hat he could only he removed at immi
nent, peril of hia life, aud from present,
sppearancep it would be impupsihle to
rem ye bun for suras time The de
tectlVCS telegraphed this statement to
London 1 hey were told to remain
with the prisoner, bur. take no action
t' -' ard hia removal without further in
»i ructions The detectives took turns
at watching, one remaining near the
ick man, while the other fouud what
res' he could within easy call
Herz. . otwithstandiug his illness, has
made energei c preparations to contest
thetffort to extrad te him to France.
He has retained Mr Lewis, a well
known solicitor, and Sir Edward Clarke
and Mr Gill are counsel in the case.
S one surprise is expressed that Herz
should now prepare to contest extradi
tion to the last point, when before his
arrest he professed his readiness to sur
He Denies ■ hat He la a Felon or a
Traitor to Fra.ioe.
Paris. Jan. 20 —Au interview with
Dr H. rz has been published here. He
protested earnestly against tbe suspi
cion that he had been the agent in
France of tho triple allianc-i The only
foundation for sucb a report, he says,
was a statement made by Bohutel
brother of his first wife, long ago. who
attempted to extort money from him on
a threat to denounce him as a I'm -inn
spy. and who had even sent, documents
to General Bonianger, then minister of
war, endeavoring to establish tbe accu
TOIUY'" HtRK'AS': f'AIK, \N > LletHll.Y OOLKR
-ation Boultinger lelt so little conti
■lence in Bohntel's statement" that h<
leclined n inquire into the eh-trge* am'
handed tbe diiutm-nts to Hetz. Hetz
said he wis willing to submit true
d enments to the committee of investi
gation of the chntjiber uf deputies II
'he committee related to examine them
he woud la- them before a jury of
honor So for from being a traitor to
France, lie was pusaionatfly dev.ited to
Frnnce and had g'>n» to much pereonal
trouble to serve French iutereetß. In
seeking to detach Italy from tr'ple alii
ance, he went to Rome and culminated
the friendship of Criepi. He exchange.!
letters with Crispi which he was retdy
to oroduce he'ore a jury of honor.
Hetz showed the interviewer a letter
from General Mr-nabrea, lormerlv ftal
ian minister at Paris, written in flat'er
ing terms, introducing him to Urispi.
Herz also showed other letters written
by General Menabrea while ambassador,
expressing high esteem (or Herz.
Herz added that he took Menabrea's
own »nn into his emp'm ment at asalary
of 1000 francs a m tnth and spared
neither pains nor money to gain Mena
brea over to the side of France.
Iv conclusion Herz stated that no act
of corruption could be trued to biro
I uringthewhole of the alleged campaign
of corruption be waß ntver in Frauce.
having been traveling abroad at the
t me. As to the future, he preferred
suicide to prißon.
THE CANAL INQUIRY.
M. Amlrieux Throws More Light on the
Paris, Jan 20.—Before the parlia
mentary commission of inquiry today,
Andrieux waß called upon to throw
more light upon the bribery of 104 dep
uties. He eaid he did not have
the original of the photographed
lißt which he submitted to the com
mission. The name cut out of the list,
he said, was that of a high political dig
niiary. He promised on his honor not
to reveal tbe name, and he must persist
in bis refusal.
He refused also to give the names
mentioned in M. Arton's notebonk, on
the ground that there was not sufficient
evidence against tbe men, and he did
not wiah to blacken their reputation
As to the check endorsed by M Ba
vourat. a clerk, presumably as agent f t
some high personage, VI. Audreiux ssid
he could only refer the commission to
the speech of M Ronvier in tbe cham
ber on his retirement from the ministry
Reverting to the De Reinach docu
ments, M. Andrieux Baid ne obtained
memoranda aB to the Thieree coecke
f.om Corneliuß Herz, who received
them from Reinach. Andrieux did not
know thaL Jieinach. -hart, ahuwa the
rnemotiKaa to umixieinreira, *mrt -nwinto
himself once shown them to Clemen
ceati. Herz, afterward quarreling with
Reinach, had sent to M Conatsns, then
minister of the interior, documents
ahowing that Reinach tried to Doison
him. Subsequently, however, Reinach
and Eferz were reconciled. As to the
checks mentioned in Arton's note book,
Arton alone could give the desired in
formation. Arton was at present in
correspondence with several men in
Paris, uotably with the Boulangist dep
uties, George La Guerre and Terrail
On tbe strength of M. Andrieux'e
testimony the commission decided to
summon Deputies Li Guerre and Terroil
vlermeiux and Clemenceau to appear
before them tomorrow
Hired to Poison Herz.
Paris Jan 20—M Andrieux fold the
parliamentary commission tudav that
some years ago he received from Brazil
a letter signed "Amal," in which Barou
de Reinach was ccused of having hired
the writer to poison Corn<"ius Herz.
When tbe letter was shown R loach he
pretended that he wished merely to
frighten Herz into leaving Pariß.
An Envoy to Bogota.
Panama, Jan. 20—M. Mange, who
represents on the lßthinua the liquidator
of the Panama Canal company, has been
ordered to proceed to treat with the ex
ecutive for the extension of the conces
sion and the resumption of work on the
French I'rens Law Amended.
P#His, Jan. 20 — he press law amend
ment bill paased final reading Id the
senate this afternoon. It ie designed to
enable the government i.o deal summa
rily with Anarchist publications A
bill proposing press law amendments for
the prof ctiou ot foreign s vereigns and
ambassadors againstlibel passed
Ambassadors t>» He Withdrawn
London, Jan 20 —The Berlin cnrre
Bpoinietuot the eli-graph says the Ger
man gov. rnment contemplates proposing
to the powers that they wtrhu.-*w thei
ambassadors f om Paris tt m ttarily as
a protest agai st the attacks nude re
ceutly upon Barun Moluenheim
British 'l - ue , Kemanrl. d
London. Jan 20 -J. vV H itibs and
Henri (i Wfjghr, were remanded today
by Magistra c Vaugban.on ihechargeof
forgery, itud iv the CHSe of Hohbs the
additional charge of stealing the money
of i lie Liberator Building society, as sec
A Collision In Russia.
St Petkkmh kg, Jan 2a —A collision
between a ireignt train and a pussenger
train on a railway near this city re
sulted in 30 persons being seriou dv in
jured, although no lives are reported
Welsh Moiern' Wagon.
London, Jan. 20—The conference of
Welen colliers and emploVen as to
amended wages broke up without an
aiireernent. Tbe interests of 100,000
men are at stake.
Cold Weather In Scotland.
Abkbdkkn. Si-.itland. Jan. 20 —The
thermometer this morning registered
b% d-grees below zero, the colde-t
weather experienced here in many
years. The ground is covered with 10
inches of snow.
Successful m»n secure tit,.. . tilorinv
with pl»»sing fit from J! A. <~ett, 112
Weat Third street.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
KERNS IS A MARKED MAN.
A Populist Crank Going to
Speaker Gould Notified of the
Plot by Letter.
Bretz Refuses to Retract His Ugly
The IrqiHry Into Them Cont.lt.ur vt -Mo
Bvldence Produced Tu»t Ha
flecis on White ur Bit
By the Associated Pre's
Sackamisnto, Jan 2i) —Spanker Gould
has received a letter troai a wanky Pop
ulist in San Franc: ••» stating that a
member of the pat has left there for
Sacramento with the avowed intention
of murdering Assemblyman Kerns.
Gould admits that he haa received such
a letter, but refuses to talk about it.
The letter was Bigned by a woman, it is
claimed, but Gould refuses to give the
name. The chief of police of Sacramen
to has been notified, and, if the letter is
genu ne. measures will betaken to ferret
out the matter. In the meantime Kerns
will be protected
THE BRETZ INQUIRY.
No Evidence Produced That Kerns Acted
Sacramento, Jan. 20—The special
committee investigating the charge of
corruption in connection with the elec
tion of a United Statea gene.tor held a
session this morning.
Thomas 0. Cator, Populist candidate
for senator, waß Bummoned, but said he
bad nothing to cay.
B. W. Batchellor, chairman oi the
county committee of the People's party
of Los Angelea, testified that ie was the
impression in Los Angeles last Monday
that Kerns would vote for White, and
he came to Sacrameoto Tuesday to urge
Kernß and Cannon to stand firm with
Bret!! stated he had promised his 6on
ststuents to vote for a Democrat when
the hope of electing a Populist failed.
He refused to retract his charges against
Assemblyman Adams testified that
Kerns promised hia vote for Cator for
A number of other witnesses were ex
amined rs to tire agrHPraents hovr they
[ would vote. The general understanding
was that tbe Populists should vote for
Cator until released by the caucus
Assemblyman Jacobsen of Fresno,
testified tba' he had been approached
by certain Democratpj to vote for White.
Patronage had been intimated in a gen
eral way, but no direct oilers were made.
Assemblyman Thomas of Santa Clara,
another Populist, understood that mem
bers had no right to withdraw from
their allegiance without the consent of
the caucus. An ex-state treasurer,
whom witness named, had offered that
if appointed superintendent ot the Pan
Francisco mint he would remember
aome friends of witness, if the latter
would vote for a Democratic senator.
Thepeison in question had not given
the source of his authority to make pro
Assemblyman Barlow of San Luis
Ooispo, a straight-out Populist, said he
pleaded with Kerns, prior to the final
ballot, to cast one vote for Cator, but
Kuns said it was too late.
Replying to questions of Vann, the
Popu ist member of the committee,
Bar.ow said the reaaon why tbe pledge
was drawn up was purposely to find if
there was a Populist who preferred the
Democratic party to bis own. Tbe first
suggestion oi this pledge he heard from
Kerne was recalled and questioned by
Cator as to what conversations he had
with Cannon about patronage. Hei it ,1
Cannon thou* lit he would have a better
standing if White watt elected. Cannon
mentioned no specific office, of which he
wouid have the disposal When Cannon
announced to him that (ioucher was ab
sent and would not vote, be did not say
witness mußt now vote for White. Wit
ness toougtit on the contrary that his
(Kerns') vote was not necessary.
Secretary Biohrech of the Alameda
Democratic county committee testified
hat Breiz ca'led at couuty headqnarierß
before the election and announced that
hi« choice forsenator was Foote. Bretz
had Baid he didn't helong to any party,
as he had not voted for 20 years. Sub
s-qnently the Democratic candidate for
as-euihlvmau was withdrawn and Breti
substituted. The contingency of the
Populists placing a senatorial candidate
in the field had not arisen at the time.
Bretz took the stand in his own be
half and said that before the election he
had been promised by certain Demo
crats that they wonld send him to con
gress if he would "stand in with them."
Bre'z said this would show that they
didn't expect his vote absolutely. He
hsd not agreed to vote with them abso
lutely. He consid red it a greater
wrung for one to betray his party when
! party lines were drawn than to offer his
! vo c for patronage considerations where
party lines were not drawn
The committee decided to defer far
ther action until 7 p m. Monday, when
tbe stenographer will furnish a full
transcript of the testimony taken.
San FranoUco rtem.iorata Honor tka
Si ii ttol - Elect.
San Fbancisco. Jan. 20 —A large
number of Democrats, led by Max Pop
per, L. V. Merle, .fudge Maguire and
others, and accompanied by a band, ser
enaded Senator elect Stephen M. White
at his mother's home in this city to
night. Mr White made a short
speech. He said: " I his iB one
of the pleasant incidents in
stirring political life win n helps to
chase away the less pleasing thoughts