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AGENT for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Sparring for Wind in the
Speeches For and Against the
New Army Bill.
The Discussion Likely to Last Till
the Eud of the Week.
Arguments Before ths Serine Sea Court
of Arbitration Cloned - Mr. Phelps
Highly Complimented on
HU Brilliant Effort.
By the Associated Press. *
Berlin, July 8. —The speeches made
for and against the army bill in the
reichstag yesterday and today were
purely of a partisan character, indicat
ing nothing of the undercurrents which
may ultimately guide the votes of the
several parties. Each speaker indicated
the known programme, and avoided any
reference to a compromise. The obvious
determination of a large number of
members to be heard on the bill implies
that the dissuasion will last until the
end of next week.
At today's session of the reichstag
Oroeber spoke against the army bill in
the name of the Center party. The
Centrists, he declared, were firmly op
posed to the bill. All the newly elected
representatives of the party were pledged
against it. From a military point of
view, the bill was needless; from an
economical standpoint, it was ruinous.
It would be better for the government to
enter _ into an organic federation with
Austria than to increase the army super
fluously. The present government game
to secure a mouse-trap majority was no
dignified. Doubtless if the house knew
how the government intended to cover
the extra cost involved in the measure
it would not be able to find a majority.
Boeckel, anti-semitic, said the mem
bers of that party would only vote for
the bill on condition that the costs
would be covered by taxes exacted only
from the rich. To secure anti-semitic
support, Caprivi must declare the gov
ernment would not increase the indirect
Boeckel declared that the anti-semi tics
would strive to abolish the possibility of
heaping up enormous fortunes like those
possessed by the Rothschilds and
Bleichroedere. He added that the bill
must be the absolute conclusion of the
Increase ol ir*e SrTfiy; If H were not
grptiou from Germany would increase.
Caprivi reiterated the statement he
made yesterday that it was at present
impossible to give the details of the
financial plan to cover the increase ex
penditure that would bo incurred
through granting the government's de
mands. He asked Boeckel to trust the
government's honesty, and promised to
relieve weak shoulders of the burden of
increased taxation. Only the well-to
do, he said, would be called upon to pay
the new tax.
Wednesday next is a day for private
members' motions. The Centrists will
-then raise the question of the re
admlssion of the Jesuits into Germany.
The Freieinnige papers persistin stating
that the government's support of or re
fraining from opposing tho ultramon
tane proposal will be the price paid the
Centrists for their support of the army
bill. Both the Centrist leaders and the
government adherents deny this com
pact. The chancellor undoubtedly has
a majority in favor of the bill without
the Centrists. In the lobbies today it
was not the Jesuit, but the taxation
question upon which the Centrists de
clared an arrangement for tbeir support
was possible. While Herr Croher pro
claimed no compromise in the house,
the members of the Lieber wing of the
party stated in the lobby that if the
chancellor pledged the government to
cover the increase in expenditures by a
progressive imperial tax on incomes
over 12,000 marks, tie Centrists would
vote for the bill. Privately they
are angling for a deal, which
is likely to be arranged, giving the
government a large majority. Dr. Lieber
means to insist that the bill shall go. to
the committee, and this will give time
for negotlons to be carried on.
The National Liberals have given no
tice of a motion iv regard to the dig
tress caused by drought, and also in
regard to the lack of fodder. The Rich
tenets will propose entire suspension of
import duties on fodder until May, 1894.
The Socialists will support the measure.
For the first time in'the history of the
reichstag the Socialists have obtained
the chairmanship of one of the promi
nent committees. In the elections for
members of the Bavarian landtag, for
tha first time the Socialists captured
seats and two candidates were elected in
Munich. They also won seats in Wnr
temburg, Augsberg and Bamberg.
BERING SEA COURT.
Hoa. B. J. Phelpe Conclades the Argu
ment or the Cue.
Pahis, July B.—Hon. E.J. Phelps, of
counsel for the United States, finished
his closing address before the Bering
sea tribunal of arbitration today. He
opposed the British proposal to estab
lish a 20-mile zone within which sealing
should be prohibited, basing his objec
tion on the inefficiency of the proposal
and upon the impossibility of settling
the limits of the zone effectually. Pro
ceeding to compare the present .British
proposals with those made by Lord
Salisbury, be was interrupted by Sir
Charleß Russell, of the counsel for Great
Britain, who said Lord Salisbury de
nied having made the proposals referred
to. Phelps replied by reading Lord Sal
isbury's dispatches. He showed that
Lord Salisbury only, receded after Can
Phelps then rssumed hie argument in
support of the American prohibition of
pelagio sealing over the entire route fol
lowed by seals in their migrations,
which route extended as far aa San Fran-
LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1893.
Cisco- If the arbitrators, he said, did
not recognize that the United States bad
property rights in the herd, concurrent
regulations would consequently be neces
At this point a long discussion took
place about dealing with vessels seized
and whether they should be taken to
the nearest American port or to a Brit
ish port. When the discussion was fin
ished Phelps proceeded. He charged
that the British desired, the tribunal to
protect the pelagic hunters and did not
aim to secure the preservation of the
Phelps closed his plea eloquently.
Every word was listened to with the
closest attention by the large audience.
America, he eaid, stood on the justice of
her case. He dwelt at length on the
moral importance of the tribunal's de
cision. From this dicision, he said,
the only appeal was to the judgment
of civilization and history.
Baron de Courcel, president of the tri
bunal, complimented Phelps upon his
skill and eloquence in discharging the
difficult task of closing an eloquent de
bate, and said: "I beg to be allowed to
consider the laurels which you have
won at this cosmopolitan bar as a fair
addition to the wreath of honors you
conquered in other fields of the old and
Sir Charles Russell, counsel for Great
Britain, expressed gratitude for the
courtesy of the court. Mr. Phelps con
curred, adding that the president's
part in the case was one of those happy
memories which formed the best in
heritance of hiß declining years.
The arbitrators will bold a private
sitting Monday. "
ORDER RESTORED IN PARIS.
Strong; Measures ot the Government
Having a Good Effect.
Paris, July B.—The government was
violently attacked in the chamber of
deputies today, but the chamber voted
confidence in the ministry—343 to 134.
The attack grew out of the conrse of the
government in withdrawing troops from
the provinces for the suppression of the
riots in Paris, closing the labor ex
Everything was quiet in the city to
today. It is believed the strong meas
ures of the government are having the
proper effect for the restoration of order.
Two hundred rioters were arrested last
FOUND IN LOS ANGELES.
A MOTHER HEARS OF HER LONG
Arter a Search of 30 Years He Is Located
ln I.ns Angeles—A Kidnaping Case
That Rivals Tha* or the
Lost Charley Boss.
Special to the Hbrji.d.
Chicago, July B.—What seems to bs
at last a tangible eolation of an abduc
tion committed 30 years ago has been
unearthed by the Chicaao police. The
circumstances of the kidnaping rival the
famons Charley Roas affair in some
ways, and Mrs. J. W. Parker's persist
ent search for her lost one has make her
sorrowful story a well known one. She
has advertised steadily, bat met with no
results until Detective Bruce took the
case, June 14th. Mrs. Parker is now a
matronly lady of 60 years. When she
was but 14 years old she first met Mer
rill, who stood at the head of the Santa
Fe road in Los Angeles. Merrill was
then 45 yearsold, handsome and smooth,
and he soon ruined the girl. When a
child was born he made several attempts
to kidnap it, and finally succeeded
when the lad was 5 years old. Since
then the mother, who is now married
and the mother of several children, has
never seen her boy. When Detective
Bruce was given the case he set about to
trace the lad's father during the 30
■ years that have elapsed. This morning
ha received a dispatch,from Los Angeles
announing that young Merrill had
been located at that place, where he
is living under the name o! Yowell.
Mrs. Parker when informed became
hysterical and almost frantic. She
wanted to start at once for the Pacific
coast, but Bruce prevailed upon her to
remain in Chicago until more detailed
information is secured.
[There are several discrepancies in the
foregoing dispatch. The Santa Fe road
had no representative in Los Angeles at
the time alleged. Nothing is known
of the people named. Young Merrill or
Vowell could not be found last night.
the blacks must go.
An Uprising Against the Negroes at
Dbxter, Mo., July 8. — News was
brought here this afternoon that great
excitement prevails in the vicinity of
Sikeston, where the negro miller, who
murdered the Ray girls, near Bardwell,
Ky., was captured, and that an effort
would be made tonight to run the ne
groes out of that locality. There will
probably be serious trouble, as many old
citizens and farmers employ a large
amount of negro labor, and will defend
the negroes, while many good citizens
favor moving them. It is impossible
now to secure confimation from Sikes
An Attorney's Claim for Fees.
South Colister, I. T., July 8.--George
S. Thebo of Paris, Tex., today filed a
suit against the Choctaw Nation to re
cover $110,000, alleged attorney's fees, in
the noted Choctaw-Chickasaw Oklahoma
land claim. Thebo also filed a petition
for an injunction to restrain the distri
bution of the money. This will tie up
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A SMALL SIZED TORNADO.
New York City Visited by a
Sultry Weather Culminates in
a Violent Storm.
Many Small Vessels Wrecked and
Several Lives Lost.
Awful Results or the Beeent Cyclone In
lowa—The Town or Pomeroy
Literally Wiped Oat or
Br the Associated Press.
New York, July 8. —A little tornado
tripped over town this evening, and for
the space of five minutes made things
lively. The air was hot and sultry all
day, and at 6:15 a wind storm descend
ed upon New York. The storm was ac
companied by thunder and lightning.
Two men were killed by lightning.
Several yachts were upset in the bay.
Three men were rescued. The beach is
strewn with wrecks of row and sail
The storm struck some cars of the
Rockaway Beach branch of the Long
Island railway at Long Island City and
threw them upon their sides. Just as
the cars overturned a train from Rock
Island City came along, filled with
passengers. The engineer saw the cars
topple upon the track, and promptly re
versed the engine and applied the air
brakes. He stopped the trafn within
10 feet of the wreck.
At Plain field, N. J., the hurricane was
accompanied by lightning and rain, and
the wind blew at the rate of 100 miles
per hour and hundreds of trees were
Mown down. It is, reported that two
men were killed. The Btorm was es
pecially severe at North Beach on the
sound. Excursionists were off shore in
small boats and one was drowned and
perhaps two others.
THE IOWA CYCLONE.
Awfnl Devastation—Thn Town of Pome
roy Literally Wiped Out.
Pomeroy, la., July 8. —The dead here
now number 44. It is one of the sad
dest scenes ever witnessed, and even the
strongest are compelled to tarn away
from some Bights at the city hall hos
pital, where the worst of the 108 injured
are. Every dwelling left standing can
well be termed a hospital. All were
opened to the auileresa, and eaoh con
tains from two to eight. Charles Rosen,
a brigM child of 4 yeirn, died at mid
night. Governor Boies is still on the
ground, doing all in hie power for
the wounded. Physicians and nurees
are needed badly. Only ten doctors are
here today, and calls cannot be promptly
answered. The neighboring towns and
cities are providing liberally, but more
are needed. Of the injured from 12 to
20 more will die.
Reports are being hourly received
from the rural districts. It seems the
storm started a mile west of Cherokee,
followed cloeely the Illinois Central rail
road, catting a swath a qoarter to half a
mile in width, completely demolishing
everything in its path for a distance of
60 miles. Near Fonda Mrs. E. 8. Gerden
ami two children were killed. Near New
ell, John Detwilor was killed and his
wife fatally hurt. In Wright county,
eight miles west of Belmont, John Lou
ben and daughter were killed. The to
tal deaths from the storm bo far aa heard
from number 63.
The work of burying the dead at Pom
eroy has begun. Seventeen were interred
late yesterday, and 20 more were buried
today. A numbei of bodies have been
shipped away. The scenes are heart
rending as relatives from a distance
come to gaze on the features of their
dead. Two hundred and eight
residences were swept completely
from tho face of the earth, not
a board being left. Hardly a residence
remains untouched and the business
portion of the town is bo badly wrecked
that it can be said with truth that
Pomeroy is no more.
Dead carcasses of horses, cattle and
hogs are being taken from the ruins
today and buried. Company G of the
state militia of Fort Dodge, assisted by
companies from Btorm lake and Perry,
are on guard night and day. It seems
that as many fatalities resulted from go
ing into cellars aB from staying above
ground. The seven churches of the
town are all demolished. No Bervices
will be held tomorrow. All ia sadness
The total damage done in the state by
the cyclone is estimated at $800,000.
Sioux City, la., July B.—The work of
organization for the relief of the
tornado sufferers at Pomeroy is being
pushed in the cities of northwest lowa.
A carload of supplies was sent from
here this morning, with half a dozen
surgeons and a number of helpers. A
meeting was held this forenoon and a
committee appointed to raise large re
The Storm Foretold.
Washington, July 8. —A epecial bulle
tin has been issued by the weather
bureau with reference to the recent dis
astrous tornado in lowa. The bureau
claims to have foretold the calamity 24
hours in advance, and to have warned
the residents of the states in the upper
and central Mississippi and Missouri
valleys tc provide places of safe resort,
such as portions of cellars in houses
A Slavonic ConerMi.
Chicago, July B.—The Bohemian-
American national committee today de
cided to hold a Slavonic congress in the
near future, in which Bohemians, Poles,
South Slavonians, Hungarians and Rus
sians will participate. The congress
will be held in Chicago.
A Minnesota Bank Failure.
Lb Seur, Minn., July B.—The Bank
of Le Seur has failed. Liabilities and
assets even at T 2i.'5,000. The reasons
given for closing are to protect home
The President Getting Over His Attack
Buzzard's Bay, July 8. —President
Cleveland is slowly recovering from the
rheumatism which caused him bo much
trouble and which was used as a basis
for .alarming rumors concerning his
health. Dr. Bryant and Colonel La
mont say there is nothing the matter
with Cleveland but rheumatism, and
that it is yielding to the rest and quiet
which the president is now enjoying.
Cleveland still denies himself to call
ers, but made an exception in the case
of Joseph Jefferson yesterday, and to
day he saw United States Attorney-Gen
eral Olney and Mrs. Olney.
Late this afternoon the president's
sinter, Mrs. W. T.'Hoyt of Beatrice,
Neb., arrived. It is 3tated at the house
that Mrs. Hoyt was not summoned on
account of Cleveland's illneßS. She
came east on a visit and will remain at
Gray Gables Beveral days.
Colonel Lamont stated that the presi
dent had arranged, to go sailing this
afternoon, but a stiff breeze blowing, ho
he thought it better not to venture on
the bay. The swelling in his left foot
has diminished, and his big shoe is now
several si/us too large.
ELEVATED ROAD ACCIDENT.
Fifteen Persons Injured By the Collaps
ing nf a Platform.
New York, July B.—An accident oc
curred on the elevated road at Coney
Island today, in.which 15 persona were
injured. Over 500 persons were on the
platform waiting for a train to go to the
Brighton Beach races. As the cars
pushed in all rushed for the rear car.
Suddenly there was a terrible crashing
of boards, followed by loud shrieks, and
25 feet of platform caved in. The brok
en boards dropped eight feet, where
they were caught by the crossbeams and
held. Fortunately the crowd did not
fall to the railroad yard below. The
injured suffered braises, cuts and a few
Army of the Tennessee.
Cincinnati July B.—An official call
for a meeting of the society of the Army
of the Tennessee at Chicago September
12th and 13th, has been issued by Gen
ANOTHER CHOICE PLUM.
WHO WILL INHERIT BLATOHFOBD'S
Cleveland Likely to Be Embarrassed In
Choosing a Successor to the
Dead Jurist—A Host
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New York, July B.—Through the death
of Associate Justice Blatchford of the
United States supreme court. President
Cleveland has at his disposal another
honorable office as a reward for some
member of his party. The fact that
Blatchford was the sole representative
of New York upon the supreme court
bench makes, it is thought here, it prob
able that his successor will be from this
state. The possibility of Secretary
Gresham being named for the vacancy
has been canvassed here, but it is urged
that the temper of the Democratic ma
jority in the senate is hardly favorable
to Gresham. Don M. Dickinson is
thought to desire the justice's robe, and
it is believed the president thinks kind
ly of his ambition. Gresham and Dick
inson will probably be obliged to wait
for future Vacancies.
Washington, July B.—The circuit
from which the late Associate Justice
Blatchford was appointed to the supreme
court, comprises northern, southern and
eastern New York and Vermont and
Connecticut and contains so many law
yers of eminence that President Cleve
land is likely to be embarrased in choos
ing a successor to the dead jurist.
Among thoße selected are E. J. Phelps
of Vermont. Another name is E.Henry
Lacomb, judge of the United States
circuit court of the southern district of
New York. Other names from New
York are those of James C. Carter and
Frederick C. Coudert. Connecticut
possesses a possibility in the
person of Carlos French. The names of
both secretaries Gresham and Carlisle
are mentioned, bat it can be stated with
confidence that the plaoe will not be
offered to either of theee gentlemen.
The Star has thia suggestion : "Now is
the time for President Cleveland to up-
Bet another party tradition and est a new
political precedent by appointing ex-
President Harrison to the) vacancy on
the supreme bench."
Newport, R. L, July B.—The funeral
of Justice Blatchford will be held Mon
day afternoon, Bishop Potter officiating.
The interment will be in Greenwood
cemetery, New York city, Wednesday.
A DASTARDLY OUTRAGE.
Two Old Men Terribly Tortured nnd
Springfield, 111., July B.—The State
Register special from Pittsfieid, Pike
county, gives particulars of a dastardly
outrage committed in the vicinity of
Pleasant Hill. Two aged Frenchmen,
named Joseph and Frank Reignor, were
supposed to have considerable monav
about the house, and two white men
and one negro, thought to have driven
from Clarkaville Thursday evening,
went to the house, and drawing revol
vers, bound and gagged Frank Reignor
and told his brother to hand over the
money. He gave them a pocket book,
but not satisfied they hanged him up by
the neck, and as he was still continuing
obdurate.they applied flames to his back
and shoulders. After three hours' tor
ture he finally revealed the hiding place,
and the robbers secured $3000 in money
and valuable papers. Great excitement
prevails and the sheriff and a ppoae are
searching for the desperadoes.
A Complete Wreck.
Manilla, July B.—The Spanish steam
er Don Juan, before reported on fire and
abandoned at sea, has been towed here
a complete wreck. One hundred and
forty-five Chinese passengers wero lost.
THE LOCAL BANKS.
THB SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BANK RECEIVES PERMISSION
TO RESliriE BUSINESS AT THE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BANKRUPTCY AND MISERY
The Result of the Stoppage
of Silver Coinage.
Senator Stewart Gives Vent to
He Hag an Interview with Presi
dent Diaz of Mexico.
Senator Sherman Denies the Assertion
that the Demonetization of sil
ver Was Accomplished
By tha Associatea Pres*.
City ov Mexico, July B.—Senator
Stewart of Nevada, who is now in the
city, conferred with President Diaz to
day on the silver question. Tne senator,
in an interview, said the desperate effort
of the gold combination to convert con
tracts payable into silver into contracts
payable in gold alone, by the destruc
tion of more than half the metallic
money of the world, is producing is
legitimate fruits in bringing bankrnotcy
and misery upon the people. It was
necessary, he said, for Gladstone with his
Blender majority to act quickly and sus
pend coinage in ludin. It was equally
necessary to have au extra session of the
United Stiitea congress to force action
before the gold contraction would be
realized. But many bankruptcies had •
occurred, and they would arouße the
people to resist the consummation of the
resolution to reduce the basis of circula
tion and credit more than half ; the
scheme would fail; the Sherman act
would not be repealed unless something
hotter was substituted for it.
SHERMAN IS HOT.
He Denies That Silver Was Fraudulent
Chicago, July B.—"That man ought
to be hanged; he knows he's lying when
he makes the statement ho does, and
covertly insinuates that honorable men
have been guilty of dishonest, ecouu
drey acts."! These words, with wrath,
from Senator John Sherman, were drawn
out by the charge brought against Mob 1
and others by James H. Piatt, presidon
of the Denver paper mills of Denver, i
a communication to a newspaper. Ths
charge is in connection with the p.w
sage by congress of the law ot 1573 de
monetizing silver, known aa the demon
Mr. Piatt in effect chargnl that Sen
ator Sherman, while nctingr'aß a member
of the conference committee on the bill,
did, in conjunction other members of
the Icommittee, eurreptntiously insert
a clause in one section of ihe bill
repealing free coinage and smuggled it
through both houses, and that no mem
ber of the house, or even President
Grant, when he signed the bill, had a
faint suspicion that such a clause was
contained in the bill. Piatt further in
timated that advantage was taken of
this secret clause by members of the
conference committee for speculative
Mr. Sherman, commenting further on
Piatt's charges, said: "He is simply
revamping some old charges that were
exploded long ago. So prominent a
Democrat as Abram S. Hewitt of New
York, one of the members of the house,
investigated the charges when they
were iirst given currency and made a
strong report to the house to the effect
that there was not a word of truth in
THE RECORD PROVES IT.
Colonel Flatt Reiterates Hli Charges
Denver, July B.—Col. James Piatt wsb
shown the dispatch today in which
Senator Sherman denies the charges
that the bill demoralizing silver in 1873
was smuggled through congress without
debate or the knowledge of either house.
Piatt said: "There is no issue of ver
acity between Sherman and myself. It
is entirely between Sherman and the
Congressional Record. He will not deny
that 11 words which took away from ail:
ver its mining privilege, were added to
the bill by the conference committea. or
claim that the repeal of free coinage
which these words caused, had been dis
cussed or Buggested in either house of
the Forty-second congress, or referred to
the committee. Neither will he
claim that in presenting the re
port to the senate after those
words had been added by the confer
ence committee, he or any one else
called attention to the addition, or that
Hooper of Massachusetts, in presenting
the matter to the house, alluded in any
way to this most important amendment.
I did not charge Sherman with having
taken advantage of his knowledge for
speculative purposos. I did say that a
few men who knew that the minting
privileges had been taken from silver,
had a great opportunity for speculation,
but I did not charge that they took ad
vantage cf it. The Congressional Record
is on tile at every public library. Any
one who cares to know the truth of this
matter haa only to take the record
and-follow tiie bill through from its first
introduction to it sfinal passage."
Wasuinotox, July 8. — i'he director of
the mint yesterday, after buying 100,000
ounces of silver, refused additional
offerings, hut made a telegraphic
counter oiler of 73 cents. This morning
he received replies accepting the otfer,
to the amount of S: ; 8,000 ounces.
Cannot Vote for Repeal.
Petersburg, Va., July B.—Oongress
mau Epes of this district has written a
letter to the Petersburg chamber o!
commerce, declaring ho cannot vote for
the repeal of the Sherman silver law,
unless come compensating legislation ie
coupled with its repeal.
A Bank Receiver.
Washington, July 8.—1b.3 comp
troller of the currency has appointed
Robert A. Luke receiver of the failed
Phillipsburg National bank of Montana.