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LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1893.
SAILORS WAR AT REDONDO.
Union Seamen Precipitate a
The Schooner Halcyon Boarded
at Dead of Night
An Assault, Made on the Non-Union
Crew With Firearms.
Many Shots Exchang-ed—The Marauders
Driven Off With the I-ose of One
Man Killed and One
Special to the Hbbaldi
Redondo Bb.*ch, May 6.—About 11
o'clock last night the schooner Halcyon,
casnmanded by Captain Rice, moored
alongside the lumber dock of the Re
dondo wharf, was boarded by eight or
ten men, who reached the Halcyon's
deck by stealth from a yacht which had
been brought silently alongside. When
confronted by the first mate, who was on
watch, it was soon made manifest that
the boarders were a crew of sailors'
union men, who had come aronnd from
San Pedro for the purpose of stampeding
the non-union crew of the Halcyon.
After Some contention between Captain
Rice and his crew and the sailors' union
gang the latter commenced firing at Cap
tain Rice and his men and also at Of
ficer Foyer and his deputies an the
The shooting from the buccaneers was
fast and furious, some 20 shots having
been fired before Captain Rice's party
and the peace officers opened in return,
but when they got fairly warmed to their
work it appears that they did some good
work, as the attacking party beca ne de
moralized and began to clamber down to
their yacht. Officer Foyer succeeded in
captnring one of the party and soon had
bim locked up. The balance of the
party got away from tbe Halcyon
to their yacht and rnide their escape.
The melee was of short duration as the
attacking party fonnd a somewhat
warmer reception than they had antici
pated. About 40 or 50 shots were ex
changed before tbe battle ended.
Mr. H. U. Downing, of the custom
houee at San Pedro, who was a pas
senger today by the Corona, en route for
San Francisco, informed the Herald
correspondent that the Sailors' union
yacht returned early this morning to
San Pedro with abont half a dozen live
Union men arid one lap
tor's. rw"*rfrencny." The yacht was
cbvered with blood and bloody tracks
from the boat landing were noticed by
Mr. Downing and others.
District Attorney Le Compte Davis of
Los Angeles was on hand this afternoon
and will issne a complaint against tbe
party arrested (now here in jail) along
with bis companions for attempt to com
The Inquest on the Head Sailor to Be
Held Thla Morning
Redondo Beach, May 6.—The schoon
er Halcyon, lying at the wharf Friday
night, before sunrise was boarded by
several union sailors. They came in a
sailboat irom San Pedro, around Palos
Veree peninsula, some 20 miles. The
Halcyon was on the north side of the
wharf. The sailors pulled in by the end
of the wharf and got aboard before they
were discovered. They went to the
cabin occupied by non union sailors and
called to them to come out. The men
refused. Fire was thereupon opened by
the nnion sailora. Captain Rice and a
guard appeared, and tbe attacking party
retreated to their boat and pulled off in
A good many shots Were fired by both
sides. The union Bailors returned to
San Pedro. One man named Thomas
Peterson ie reported missing. One of
the attacking party was discovered here
tHis morning, and was taken to Los An
geles today by Officer Foyer.
Ooroner Cates and Dr Weldon came
over from San Pedro this evening to
subpoena witnesses. Tne tug Pelican at
6:30 p. m. towed the Halcyon out about
halfamiie. Dr. Gates and Dr. We!don
went aboard and subpoenaed First Mate
Adolph Warnick and Seamen Neils,
Peterson and Branstrap aa witnesses to
appear at the inquest at San Pedro Sun
day morning at 8:30.
The dead man at San Pedro was one
of the attacking party hre The ball
entered his back under the right shoul
der, passed through his body and came
out by the left nipple, shattering two
ribs. He waa p ooably killed while
netting off th Halcyon. Hi* name ie
Michael Silver, alias "Frencny."
Captain Rice, Officer Foyer* and other
witnesses will be at, the inquest Sunday
morning at San Pedro.
There is very little excitement here
over the matter. There are rumors of
another attack tonight. The Halcyon
is haf a mile from shore. Officers are
aboard and a strict watch is kept. She
has a crew of half nnion and half non
union. She is in ballast and ready to
return to Pnget Sound for more lumber.
CAPTAIN RICE'S STATEMENT.
A Graphic Account of the Tragic areata
or Friday Night.
At 11:10 o'clock last night a Herald
reporter, while looking over the register
oi the Nadeau hotel, came across a sig
nature which read, "P. C. Rice, city."
A glance at the directory revealed no
-uuh name among permauent residents.
Sending np his card, tbe reporter was
received by the captain in hiß retiring
apparel. He is a stont man, of very fair
complexion, and about 43 years of age.
' I went to bed quite early last nigflt
for I was very tired," be said. "I had
received an intimation about this buei
uses at Redondo, just before dark, anc
ired two constables, one to stay on the
lock and the other on the deck of m>
vessel. I fell asleep almost as soon as I
turned in. The night was very lark
and I was awakened by a cry from the
deck. Tbe deputy constable then called
down the companion-way that a boat
was coming alongside. I got up as 1
wae and grabbed a shotgun I had, only
one barrel of whioh was loaded. Then I
went on deck and said: '
"Keep away from here with that boat
or I will shoot."
The only answer I got was a half doz
en shots whizzing about my head. I
then fired in the direction from which
the shots came, for the night waa
dark and the smoke was thick. The
deputy constable had come aboard with
a revolver and it had only one cartridge
in it. "When he found that all he could
do was just to snap it, he ran back to
the cabin. I had already gone there for
my Winchester, which was out of order.
The magazine does not work well and
supply the cartridges properly. Then
we went on deck together, and I fired
one or two shots. Then they ran in
every direction, and one man named
Tom Peterson fell down the hold. He
stayed there till morning, and when the
boys told him I had gone aßhoie he got
on top of the sling and went upon the
dock, where he waa arreßted as soon as
he landed. IJasked him how he got off
the vessel and he said he came by tbe
bow breast line. That of course was a
lie for I have had no breaßt lines out
from either end of the vessel. When
he fell down the hold he tried to throw
his revolver oveaboard, but it fell on
deck and it will be used in evidence
against him. If be thinks thia is the
lastiof the matter tie is mistaken.
"What's the man's name, captain?"
asked the reporter.
"His name is Thomas Peterson, sir."
"Well, what did the shore gang do
when they found he had not got back
into the boat with them?"
"fhay hung on to a, line and kept call
ing to him. I thought they were trying
to cut my lineß and T called to them to
let go tbe line or I wonld shoot, so they
"They summoned , you to go to San
Pedro for an inquest tonight, did they
"Yes, but I did not go. They would
like no better fun than to rint?ush me
on that road in a buggy on.a dark night
like this. Give me broad daylight and
lam not afraid to meet tbem. Good
night, sir, and I am glad that you
THE MONETARY CONFERENCE.
Tho Postponement Till November Ia
Washington May 6. — The announced
postponement of tbe reassembling of
the international monetary conference
until November ie looked upon as afford
ing another indication of the president's
purpose to call congress in extra session
1 in the early fall. It has been insisted
upon by some European delegates to the
conference that a definite proposition on
the silver quest'on sr-mt'.d originate with
congPe-ss'Tf. Wftfl f^Tptfe*/
will afford time for the intentions of
that bedy in regard to the Sherman law
and the silver question, generally, to be
clearly made known before the meeting
of the conference. It is thought quite
possible that upon the action of con
gress may depend the question whether
the conference will reconvene. It ia
now said Governor McOreary of Ken
tucky will be unable to continue to
serve upon the commission He has
been led to this conclusion in part by
the fact that Mrs. McCreary's health
will not permit her to accompany him
A BATCH Of" APPOINTMENTS.
Presidential Lightning Strikes Another
1.0 of Southerners.
Washington, May 6. —The president
today appointed Alexander McDonald,
of Virginia, minister to Persia; W. 8.
Jones, of Florida, consul-general to
Rome; A. D. Jonee, of North Carolina,
consul-general to Shanghai; Stephen
Bonsai, of Maryland, secretary of lega
tion to China. ,
Postmaster General Biseell appointed
A. W. Machon of Toledo, 0., assistant
superintendent of the free delivery
The president tonight made the fol
lowing appointments: William C. Ren
frow, of Oklahoma, governor of Okla
homa; Charles of Utah,
secretary of Utah; Charles M. Brisco, of
Arizona, secretary of Arizona; John
Goode, of Virginia, commissioner on the
part of 'he United Btates under the
treaty for a claims commission between
the United States and Ohile; Robert B.
Bowler, of Onio, first comptroller of the
treasury; David H. Hall, of Nevada,
register of the laud office at Eureka,
THRKK NKW Gl) NBCtTS.
Designs Oompteted i>y th* Bureau of
Washington. M*y 6 —The designs for
three gunooats autnoriz-id by the last
congress have been completed by the
bureau ol construction and repair and
all tint is necessary (or the issuing of
the advertisements ie thai* approval by
the secretary of the navy They are to
oe of about, 120 tons displacement, fitted
with triple expansion engines, light of
draught and intended for service on the
\eiatio station where they will be able
to ascend far up the rivers where Ameri
can interests have been several times
jeopardized in recent years, and the
government been unable to give them
proper protection on account of the
great draught of our naval ships.
A Coolie Transport JLlboiled.
Washington, May 6 —Special Agent
Mulky telegraphs Secretary Carlisle
from Portland, Oregon, that the collector
at Astoria imposed tines aggregating
$19 660 upon the master of the steam
ship Danube for bringing 312 Chinese
passengers in excess ot tier capacity and
other infractions of the passenger law of
1882. The Danube hue been libeled.
The world'B fair will cause a rush.
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West Third street.
For sunburn and freckles use only
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For sale by A. E. Littleboy, druggist,
311 South Spring street.
Ladies, for bargains In hats and trim
miugs, Thurston's new millinery store,
264 8. Main streot, opposite Third.
GATES CLOSED ON SUNDAY.
No Admittance to the World's
The Question for the Future
Not Yet Decided.
A Large Attendance Yesterday Ow-
ing to Fine Weather.
Foreign Naval O "doers Pleaaed With the
Exposition—Walter Damroseti May
Supersede Musical Direc
By the Associated Press.)
Chicago, May 6.—The gates of the
world's fair will be closed tomorrow.
This announcement was made by Presi
dent Higginbotham this morning. As
to what would be done in the future he
declined to say. "It is enough for the
present," he added, "to say the fair will
be closed tomorrow. This is positive."
The national board of commissioners
are still discussing the question of
changing the rule ac to Sunday closing,
but have reached no conclusion.
THB MUSIC MUDDLE,
The piano and harp difficulty and the
charges against Theodore Thomas con
tinue to be the chief topic of the offi
cials of the fair. The special committee
will begin the investigation Monday
morning. Commissioner Lannon said
Bhould the charges prove true they will
at o cc call for Thomas's resignation. In
this event it is rumored tonight the
position will be offered to Walter J.
Damrosch ot New York.
THE FIRST CLEAR DAY.
Today was the first really clear day
piince tne opening of the world's fair and"
the white city ac Jackson park looked
more beautiful than at any time before.
About 40,000 people were admitted to
'the grounds during the day.
THE MOD CLEARED ATT AY.
The, workmen employed by the land
scape garden of the fair were well em
ployed during the night. They labored
by electric Ught and this morning
scarcely a vestage of last week's mud re
mained on the winding Btreeta and
paths. What little mud remained last
night was breßaed out of existence by
huge steam rollers, and now hut little
remains to complete the rosslwavs,
THB AGRICULTURAL DISPLAY.
The committee on agriculture of the
motional commission visited the agricul
tural building this morning. Commis
sioner Eibock of lowa Baid all were
greatly surprised at the quality and ex
tent of the exhibit. All agreed they
had never seen an agricultural display
to compare with it.
The other department committees vis
ited their departments this afternoon.
THE NAVAL VISIT ,BH.
The naval officers from foreign nations
who arrived this morning, after being
entertained down town during the fore
noon, went to the fair this afternoon.
They spent several hours there, and will
go again Monday. All express amaze
ment at the magnitude and beauty of
Colonel Culp, secretary of the com
mittee on ceremonies, had arranged an
elaborated programme for the visit of the
naval officers, and it was carried out
with pleasing display. The guests were
conducted to the administration build
ing and from there escorted through the
The Chicago Prees club tendered a
large reception tonight to the foreign
newspaper men in the city, and festivi
ties in honor of the duke and duchess of
Veragua are numerous.
A dispatch from Winnipeg tonight
says Prince Bonaparte iB in that city on
hia way to Chicago to see the fair, he
having been on a trip round the world.
A NOVEL CEREMONY.
A May moving, the occaaion of a mer
rymaking, is eometliing novel, but there
was an illustration of it at the exposi-
tion grounds this afternoon when the
Q'lickuhl Indians from Vancouver took
possession of their new home on the
eaat sine of the south pond. They also
dedicated a totem pole erected in front
of their pew shack. They had been
quartered in the stock pavilion. At
tired in their beet tribal clothes. the\
left their temporary quarters and danced
to their new home. The dance whs led
by Touquaysa, a princess, who is ou ac
count ot de cc in. recognized as tbe
chief of the colony. The dance
waa concluded b\ a grand diversion
around the totem pule, then Toqnaysa
spread a feast of o>li nnd oil and other
delicacies far her followers. Toquaysa
blbo m-ide a speech by proxy. Hauiilisa,
a toung man, acted ac her official
mouthpiece, and H-twinissilatt respond
ed on behalf of the guests. Sixteen
members of the tribeß wore blanseta
and maeqneß, and box drums furnished
the mueio. In the course of the speech
the new house was formally peptized as
Na Gagith, or the House of Waves."
A Big Budding Strike.
Mtjncte, Ind., May (> —A carpenters'
strike, winch had been brewing since
last Tuesday, came to a head this even
ing when 350 carpenters quit work to
enforce the new scale. All the other
labor organisations are back of the car
penters. It is possible the brick makers,
plasterers, hod-carriers aud ail otber
building trades' unions will be oaileo
The H,*ck»»t Championship.
Montreal, May 6. —Tbe racket match
today between Standing, the American
champion, and Boakes of Quebec result
cd in a victory ior Standing in three
The "Sophs" Won.
Boston, May 6 —The annual Harvan 4
class rafces were won 'his afternoon b
the sophomores in 10 minutes and 36
Information That the (involution ia Sno-
Kingston, Jamaica, May 6. —The Cu
bans in this city are receiving informa
tion tbat the revolt in eastern Cuba is
succeeding. They are sending money to
the insurgents and preparing to send
Washington, May 6,— R. O. Williams,
consul general for the United States at
Havana, has sent the department of
state, nnder date of May 2, a translation
of a resolution adopted by the central
committee of the home rule party of
Cuba, condemning in emphatic terms
the recent insurrectionary outbreak in
the province of Holquin.
Secretary Carlisle today directed the
United States collectors of customs on
the Atlantic coast and the United States
revenue marine officers to exercise
special vigilance to prevent the ship
ment of arms and amunition from the
United States toCuba. This action was
taken at the request of the Spanish
New Orleans, May 6.—The Times-
Democrats' Key West special says:
The great revolution in Cuba has sim
mered down to 30 men with 11 rifles and
11 heroes who took up the cry of ''Cuba
libre." A cunmittee of home rulers
went out to them on the 2nd instant
advising them to surrender, and the
next day they came into Holqnin and
laid down their arms on the coudition
offered by the government. Spain's in
tense uneaainesa over Cube can be
realized from the extensive mcvemonts
made against 30 men.
Kansas Boodle Charges Seem to Have a
Topeka, Kan., May 6 —John W. Mof
fitt, who is responsible for the boodle
charges made by tho Topeka Capital
against the state administration, and
who has been dodging the investigation
committee, appeared before that body
today. He admitted he had no per
sonal knowledge of the charges, and con
fessed tbat his entire knowledge waa
based upon a conversation which he
claims to have overheard in the Cope
land hotel between a man connected
with the Kansas City stock yards
and another man whone business he did
not know. He at once went to Gov
ernor L"welling and told him of the
boodle rumors he had heard. The gov
ernor told him he knew money was be
ing raised to get the two warring houses
together, but said nothing about any
other boodle. Moffit also tod the story
to several friends, among whom was
Major Hudson, of the Capital. He was
surprised to see the story in print next
morning and said it contained some in
On cross-examination Moffitt admitted
that, although Lewelling was bis person
al friend, he made no effort to verify the
slander told by the two strangers before
he repeated it to others; he had not at
tempted to find or identify the strang
ers, and had not seen them since.
After Moffitt's testimony, the commit
tee adjourned cine die.
DIED IM JAIX.
The Mysterious Death of a Refractory
Fresno, May 6. —Andrew Johnson, a
Swede, who was arrested yesterday for
threatening to kill hia daughter, Mrs. C.
Johnson, died at the county jail this
morning at 11 o'clock. When the offi
cers went to his place yesterday in Cen
tral colony, a few miles from town, to
arrest him, Johnaon asked permission
to change his clothes. Receiving it, he
went into hia blacksmith shop, and, a
reasonable time having elapsed without
his reappearing, the office went into the
shop after him, only to find he hat?, left
it by another door. After a brief search
he was found in a ditch doubled up and
evidently suffering great agony. The
officers believed he was merely intoxi
cated and feigning illness, so they took
him to jail. This morning Johnson
became very ill and a doctor was called
in. AH efforts to save him were futile,
however, aud he died. A post-mortem
examination will be held in the morn
ing and an inquest on Monday morning.
SKIZJEM FOX DEBT,
Bob Fftzsimmouti* Honsa snd Lot At
ftaeneri In San Franelaoo.
Ban Francisco, May 6 —An execution
was today issued from the superior court
against a house and lot owned by Rob
ert Fitzsimmons, tbe pugilist, and in
favor of Oarroll & Carroll, liquor dealers.
When Fitziirnmona was in San Francis
co severa* years ago, aud after one or
two victories iv the ring, he invested his
-nrpluß capital in a saloon, with Jimmie
C-irroil as partner. Che business did
uot prosper, aud the sheriff) padlock
soon hung from the door. Fitzsimmons
also bought a house and lot, and still
owns i. When pugilism began to wane
in this city, the partners left for New
Orleans and have remained away ever
since. The judgment is for an unpaid
claim o! $338 that occurred in the saloon
The Passenger Rate War.
Chicago, May 6 —The Missouri Paci
fic today gave notice that it would meet
the $27 round rfrip rate announced by
the St. Louts and San Francisco line
from St. Louis to Colorado points. This
opens the door for another reduction in
rates throughout tho territory of the
Western Passenger association. Strong
>-fibrts are being made all around now to
patch up all t ifficulties and pat back
the rates where they were.
Harris's Short Shrift.
Bing Sing, N. Y.,Mayo —Thearrange-
oients for the execution of Carlyle W.
Harris are about completed. It iB prob
able the execution will take place Mon
day morning before 11 o'clock. Harris
passed a very restless night. He seems
to derive pleasure from the prospects of
a viait from his parents tomorrow.
A Harvard Record BrokeD.
Boston, May 0 —At the annual cham
oionship meeting of the Harvard Ath
etic association this afternoon the track
was heavy. One Harvard record wae
broken—the running broad jump. E.
ti. Bloae jumped 23 teet 2 l ._. inches, beat
ing the record half an inch.
FOR THR DISTRICT OP SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATH
ER; WARMER ACCOMPANIED BY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE ARMY BILL DEFEATED.
A Clean Knock-Ont for th y
The Measure Rejected by s
Anti-Prnssian Sentiment Revealef
in tke Closing Debate.
The Reichstag Dlnsolved—Chaneelioj
Caprlvi's Resignation Tendered.
Tho Social Democrats Wild
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, May 6.—The army bill was
rejected today in the reichstag by a vote
of 210 against the bill to 162 in favor of
it. A rescript signed by the kaiser, dis
solving the reichstag, was immediately
promulgated, and the reichstag is now
The Social-Democratic members dis
played tho wildest enthusiasm over the
result, giving cheer after cheer. Great
confusion and uproar prevailed; public
excitement is at the highest pitch in
The new elections are set for June
loth. The new seesion will open within
The result of the vote on the army bill
caused no surprise to the government.
Caprivi attempted yesterday evening to
rally wavering members to the support
of tbe measure by offering to reduce the
peace effective even below the number
proposed in the amendment offered by
Yon Huene. The offer, however, did
not gain a single vote.
The last attempta at a compromise
having failed, Caprivi refusing to sanc
tion the proposition to make two years'
active service permanent, the kaiser be
came impatient of further delay and
pressed for a decision by the reichstag
today. Hence the vote waß taken at
once instead of being postponed until
The failure of the army bill makes it
neceßsary for the kaiser to defer for the
present his projected reforms of higher
military commands and of posts in the
Chancellor Caprivi has gone to Pots
dam to offer his resignation to the
kaiser. The kaiser has summoned Count
vonEulenberg, Prussian premier. Eulen
berg took the piace of Caprivi when am
resigned that office, owing to the de
cision of the kaiser to withdraw the ed
ucational bill from the Prussian land
The most striking feature of the clos
ing debate was the resurgence of anti-
Prusßian sentiment, especially from
speakers of the Centre party. Dr. Lie
ber, after attacking Caprive'for having,
as he put it, resorted to the worst form
of Bi-imarckian methods to secure the
passive of the bill, said: ''The Centre
party lights today against the ambitions
of a centralizing Ciesarism. We protest
against a militarism which translates
itself in persistent endeavors to extend
the principles of the Prussian state into
the domain of imperial legislation. In
the interests of the empire we demand
that the Prussian policy be confined to
the Prussian diet, while the German in
terests prevail in the reichstag."
Neither Caprivi nor Manteuffel at
tempted to respond to this attack. The
speakers for the government Bide simply
ignored the expressions of anti-Pruasian
Bentiment. The chancellor commented
vaguely upon the democratic tendencies
lecently developing among the Centrists,
and suggested that the policy now pur
sued by that party had its inspiration in
the Vatican, which, he said was now the
end of republican France and trying to
draw the whole political world in the
same direction. The German govern
ment, the chancellor added, had hither
to proffered support to the Centre party
on social questions, but it had now
learned a lesson. The Centre party was
Catholic first and German afterward.
The party stood ready to commit itself
to whatever democratic evolution for
eign influences might choose to dictate.
Dr. Yon Bennigsen, leader of tbe Na
tional Liberals, gave a moderate tone to
the debate in a long speech urging the
acceptance of the concessions offered by
the government. He deplored the in
ability of the reichstag to sink party
difficulties in the face of questions in
volving tbe external safety of the empire
and its prestige abroad. It was a bad
contract to the parliament life of other
countries, notably England, where the
most violent party antagonism never
militates against the continuity of the
Emperor William has sent Bennigsen
special thanke for the tone of his Bpeech.
Hurriedly convened meetings have
been held in many populous centers to
right. Thegpromptness with which the
reichstag dissolved immediately after
the defeat of the government was
announced has taken everybody by
surprise. The Social Democratic leaders
alone are ready for an electoral cam
campaign. Rebel, Singer and Liebk
necht will leave Beilin tomorrow and
begin at once to stump the country in
behalf of the Socialist candidates. In
every district in which the Socialists
have a fighting chance, candidates will
be nominated and tbe party expects,
with reason, to have an increased rep
resentation in the next reichstag.
The emperor will not allow the disso
lution of the reichstag to interfere with
the programme of hiß coming tour.
Count Hoensbroech, formsrly a mem
ber of the Society of Jesus, has been ex
communicated by the church in const
quence of disclosures recently made by
him and which are held to have been
breaches of the confessional.
A Woman's Sinecure Abolished.
Washington, May s> —Secretary Hoke
Smith haa abolished the office of special
gent of the Indian service, which, it is
•aid, was created for and beld during
the last administration by Mrs. Dor
chester, the wife of the superintendent
of Indian schools. Secretary Smith is
of the opinion that the office ia wholly