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LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1893.
A RIOT IN THE COMMONS.
The Stormiest Scene in That
Chamberlain Offered an Insult
This Roused the Anger of the Irish
A Kegular Donnybrnok Fair Row Binned.
Parliamentary Kyem Blackened.
Order Finally Restored by
By the Associated Tress.
London, July 27.—Thsre was a regular
riot in tbe house of commons tonight,
the scenes there enacted being unpre
cedented in parliamentary history. Ten
o'clock tbis evening was the hour set (or
the closure ot the debate in committee
on tbe home rule bill. Tbe early pert
of tbe evening was tame enough, being
occupied by obscure members. At 9:45
Joseph Chamberlain arose to deliver
the final broadside of the opposition.
He was still smarting under the lash ad
ministered by Gladstone Tuesday even
ing, and spoke with much bitterness
giving his opinion of the closure as ap
plied by the government. He was fre
quently interrupted by jeers from the
Irish and cheers from his own rule.
After one period of interrnption, be
proceeded: "Tbe prime minister calls
'black' and his adherents aay it is good.
He calls 'white' and they cay it is bet
ter. It is always tlie voice of Ood.
Never since the time of Herod has there
Chamberlain got no further for, with
bis half finished reference to Herod,
there came from the Nationalists such a
soar of indignation as has not been
heard in tbe commons since the time of
Parnell. Chamberlain was plainly
startled, but tried to talk on. His voice
T. P. O'Connor sprang to his feet and,
leaning toward Chamberlain, shouted
"Judas" bo loudly tbat it was beard
throughout the bouse. The test of the
Irishmen took up the cry, arid for holf
a minnte they shouted "Judas" in cho
When the clock struck 10 Chairman
Mellor tried to put the closure, but his
voice could not be heard. Then he
gave the necessary directions, but sev
eral Conservatives shouted tbat he must
first call O'Connor to order for calling
Chamberlain names. Mellor protested
■ i±i<klJii).ii*& not heard the eoithets in
Then everybody started for tbe front'
bench, tbe Unionists shouting " Gag! "
Others struggled in the aisles or be
tween the benches, with Radical, Lib
eral or Irish antagonists. John Logan,
Liberal, ran down to the first opposition
bench and began upbraiding Edward
Carson, Tory. Windham and Fisher
jumped to Carson's assistance, seized
Logan by the neck and threw him to the
floor head first and bundled him under
Somebody smashed Tim Healy's high
hat over his eyes, and as Boon as Tim
got it off he jumped into the aisle in a
fighting posture, just as Hanbury was
trying to get past. Hanbury wae
knocked over a bench by the force of
A free fight then broke ont at tbe
gangway, led by William Redmond,
Parnellite, who poshed over Colonel
Sanderson, champion of the Ulsterites.
Sanderson was rescued and headed an
attack on the Parnellitet. Blows were
struck right and left. The whole space
between the front benches was filled
with a struggling, cursing mass of mem
bers, striking, clawing and upsetting
each other. The segeants-at-arms were
Finally Gladstone begged Edward
Majoribanks, a sturdy Liberal, to help
stop the affair. Majoribanks dug hiß
way through the belligerents and by
dint of repeated appeale in the name of
the premier, succeeded in stemming the
Colonel Sanderson emerged first from
the crowd of tighten, holding a bunch
of keys to his black eye. Others fol
lowed in a more or less damaged condi
Just as peace waa restored, the door
leading to the lobby opened and the re
doubtable Dr. Tanner, wbo had just
heard of the fight, came rushing in,
leaping over benches in bis eagerness to
get into the melee. He was quickly
seized by the sergeant-at-arms.
Gladstone Bitting upright had sur
veyed the whole scene with an inflamed
face and an expression of sorrow, indig
nation and astonishment wbich will
never be effaced from the minds of those
who viewed him.
Chairman Mellor sent for Speaker
Peel, and when tbat gentleman arrived
several Conservatives pointed to Glad
stone and exclaimed: "There Bits the
author of it all!" , *
Absolute quiet was restored as Speaker
Peel, stern and dignified, took the chair.
Gibbs made complaint about Chamber
lain being called "Judas" by O'Connor.
The speaker asked O'Connor if he had
used the term. Tim Healy interposed
to ask if no attention was to be paid to
the refusal of the members to enter the
lobbies for division. Finally the speaker
appealed to the party leaders to tail him
what had occurred.
Gladstone Baid he regretted tbat nei
ther his eyes nor bis ears enabled him
to give a very clear account of the affair.
He then described the events as related
to him by his lieutenants, and expressed
tbe opinion that a division should be
taken before the "Judsa" incident was
Balfour told his side of the story as
related by his men, be having been ab
sent when tbe row occurred.
Speaker Peel decided that the expres
sion alleged to have, been used was tbe
original cause of the disorder. He felt
certain it was used ia tbe heat and irri
tation of the moment, and if tbe gentle
man were to say be regretted it, it would
be hie (the speaker's) duty to take no
further notice of tbe affair.♦
O'Connor then apologized to the speak
er, saying he was sorry if any Words he
had used had contributed to bring about
this mott regrettable state of affairs.
The speaker said the apology was am
ple and hoped the house would now pro
ceed to business in a manner to do hon
or to its traditions. This was received
with cheers, but as soon as they sub
sided. Colonel Sanderson rose and re
counted exoitedly bow Eugene Crean,
antl-Parnellite, hit him in tbe eye. Tim
Harrington shouted tbat he saw Sander
eon hit several members before Crean
An uproar began and another riot was
threatened, but tha speaker succeeded
in subduing it.
Then Mellor resumed the chair, and
various remaining clauses of the home
rule bill were carried.
When the committee rose and Chair
man Mellor reported to Speaker Peel the
home rule bill as amended in com
mittee, there was a grand outburst of
cheering and hats were waved for Glad
stone. The report stage wbh fixed for
A GHASTLY TBAOEDT,
A Bungled Electrocution in Auburn
Auburn, N. V., July 27 —A ghastly
tragedy, the sequel of another tragedy,
was enacted in the prison here today.
Murderer W. G. Taylor, who cut the
throat of a fellow convict, was placed in
the electric chair and received a shock
of 1700 volts, but the contact was no*
long enough, and when it was sought
to turn on ths current again, the dyna
mo would not work. The man came
slowly bank toward consciousness, to
prevent which morphine was adminis
tered, while preparations were being
made to get a eupply: of electricity from
tbe city dynamos.
Meantime the culprit on a cot was
conveyed back to tbe corridor, where he
continued groaning, with his pulse
growing stronger. Finally the electrical
machinery was readjusted, Taylor wae
again placed in the chair, and the cur
rent turned on successfully.
Taylor was a negro and professed re
pentance before hja death. The stretch
of his powerful muscles when the cur
rent was first turned on broke the chain ;
at the earns time the dynamo burned
An Embarrassed Rftllroad.
Pbescott, Arte., July 27.—Suit was
begun today in thjs district court by the
Atlantic and Pacific Railway company
sgainst the Proscott and Arizona Cen
tral to recover f25,000. Of this amount
about $17,000 is alleged to be due for
material furnished, rent of engines, cars
and coaches and repairs; the balance is
claimed on a note given by J. S. Bul
lock, president of tbe company. Judg
ment for $12,000 v in favor of the county
for delinquent taxes is already standing
against the same company.
.FHEB.VO, July 27.—1n the Washington
colony this morning, some parties dis
covered Ab Fung, a Chinese thief, who
had been" pilfering farm larders. He was
captured with his booty and put in
charge of Peter Madsen, a lams man,
while farther search was in progress.
The Chinaman tried to escape and Mad
sen brought him down with a load of
bird shot. He was not dangerously
wounded and is iv jaij. Madsen eur
rended and was allowed to goom his own
Killed by. Lightning.
Flagstaff, Ariz., July 27.-»On Mon
day afternoon Harry Dorn and C. Wilder,
both of Gallup, N. M., were caught in a
thunderstorm a short distance west of
Challeader. Tbey sought shelter under
a tree which was struck by lightning
and both men were instantly killed.
Tbeir bodies were found this morning by
the Atlantic and Pacific aection men.
An inquest was held by the coroner and
a verdict rendered in accordance with
the above facts.
Distillers Ask far Delay.
Cincinnati, July 27. —The distillers of
this vicinity, under the law have been
called on August sth to pay their share
of the $8,000,000 on whisky in bond.
They have unanimously requested Sec
retary Carlisle to instruct tbe collectors
to delay collection for 90 days on account
of the financial condition of the country.
Knglaucl and Bamoa.
London, July 27.—1n the commons
today Sir Edward Grey stated, iv re
sponse to questions, that the government
was taking every possible step towards
restoring peace between tbe warring
factions led by King Malietoa and Chief
Mataafa in Samoa, and toward develop
ing trade prospects iv the islands.
Missouri Miners Strike.
Rich Hill, Mo,, July 27. —A general
Strike of all the miners of this district
was inaugurated today. The men want
the privilege of organizing themselves
into unions, an increase oi waves, and to
aid their Kansas brethren. From 1800
to 2000 men are out.
Sacbambnto, July 27. —This afternoon
Governor Markham appointed A. H.
Rose of Colusa commissioner of public
works for the improvement of the
Sacramento river; J. F. Kidder, of
Nevada connty, waa appointed debris
Only Obolera Morbus.
Philadelphia, July 27.—The state
board of health haa investigated the
alleged case of cholera reported from
Chester yesterday, and finds that the
man died from an aggravated case of
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NOTICE OF A BLOCKADE.
France Going to Close the
Ports of Siam.
The French Fleet Begins Actiye
Outgoing Vessels Warned to Clear
Bangkok Expects to He Attacked Early
tn August—A Knmor That ths
Difficulty Has Been
By the Ansoelated Pram.
Bangkok, July 27. —The French fleet
gave notice oi a blockade today, all out
going veasels being warned to clear by
Saturday or ba tied up. The blockade
will extend along the entire north coast
of the gulf. Thare is little doubt among
-nrreiKueis mat n OT TOB lrrwntlOTTOT lire
French to make Siam a French colony,
and unless England intervenes there is
little hope that the French will desist
from extreme measures, although it is
well known to them that the govern
ment of Siam is exceedingly anxions to
Ths general expectation in Bangkok
is that early in August the French fleet
will attack Bangkok and land 5000 men.
THE DIFFICULTY SETTLED.
London, July 27.—The Pali Mall Ga
zette says this evening it learns from
high authority that the Franco-Siamese
difficulty has been settled. France has
agreed to accept Siam's proposals and
will abandon her claims to territory be
tween the 18th and 23d parallels.
Sir Charles Dilke said this evening
that he believed Dufferin and Develle
had reached an agreement by which
France will abandon her claims to the
The Standard's Paris correspondent
also gathers that Develle and Dufferin
bave agreed to a compromise on the
WHAT CHINA WILL DO.
The Pekin correspondent of tbe stand
ard says : "While not likely to attempt
to enforce her Suzerian righta ao long as
tbe scene of conflict is limited to the
Menam and the lower Mekong, I can
etate positively on the highest authority
that China is fully determined to up
hold her dominion on the upper Me
* ENGLAND'S ATTITUDE.
In the house of lords this evening
Bosebery announced that he could not
make a full statement regarding the
Siamese matter until a report was re
ceived from Lord Dufferin in Paris.
From the outset Great Britain had con
fined itself to providing for the safety of
British lives and interests in Bangkok.
It had from the beginning avoided giv
ing advice to Siam beyond occasions
when she asked for it, but had urged
her to make terms as quickly as possi
ble with her powerful neighbor. Never
theless the British government was not
indifferent to the events now passing in
Siam. Her great commercial interests
there would bo looked after. A block
ade might raise some questions of in
ternational law, but Qreat Britain was
not yet formally advised of it and per
haps the necessity might be averted.
The government was glad to believe
that France was no less nlive tban
Great Britain to the value of Siamese
independence, regarding it ac a matter
of import that France and Great Brit
tain should not have coterminous fron
tiers, because that would involve great
military expenditures and create liabil
ity to panic.
In the commons, Sir Edward Grey
made a similar etatement.
Paris, July 27.—Alter a conference
between the British ambassador and the
French foreign minister this afternoon,
the following semi-official etatement was
issued : "It may be taken for granted
that Franco intends first to settle the
questions of treaty violation and na
tional dignity created by Siam's atti
tude. France's rule of action will be
not to allow foreign interference."
A local paper publishes a St. Peters
burg dispatch saying the Czar has or
dered Vice-Admiral Tiertoff, commander
of the Russian Pacific squadron, to pro
ceed to Siam with all possible speed. It
is understood Russia intends to remain
neutral in the Franco-Siamese difficulty.
ORDERED TO JOIN THE FRENCH.
New York, Jnly 27.—1t is learned
through authoritative Russian sources
that the Russian fleet now at New York
is under orders to join the French Medi
terranean squsdron at Toulon. It is
also stated that three of the Russian
warshipß now here have re
ceived preparatory orders which
may cause them to continue
after reaching Toulon to East India
waters. The informant, when asked if
the orders had any connection with the
Siamese imbroglio, professed entire
ignorance. The date of sailing will de
pend upon cable orders from St. Peters
THE BELLIGERENT POWERS.
France Forcing Slam to Become an Un
The war which France is trying to
draw Siam into ie ostensibly over the
boundaries between French Indo-China
and Siam. This little kingdom is in no
King and Queen of Siam.
I very comlottiblesitnation. British Bur-
I ra»Ju lies nortli W «Mt of her and
France's cherished pretense ofan Indian
empire, consisting of Tonqnin, Aanam,
and Cambodia and Cochin-China, sur
rounds ber on tbe east and partly on the
south. Further north looms China and
as a great proportion of Siam's inhabit
ants are Chinese, that country also has
by no means disinterested interest in
tbe kingdom. In the face of all this,
Siam's only wish is to keep quiet and
give her neighbors no cause to interfere
with her either as friends or enemies.
The boundary line with France was
fixed by France itself and Siam has
made no attempt to change it, and
even now is only waiting the decision of
a commission to accede to whatever
France can decently claim of additional
Siam aad the section France demand*.
Siam haa steadily refused to let for
eigners have auy part in her political
management, but the English influence
was something so impalpable that it
could not be prohioited. As a conse
quence England controls nearly all the
commerce of the country. English is
taught in Siam's schoola and English
forms of government are gradually be
ing adeted, to the great good of the
Thia it is which France is fighting
about. The Englieh are the colonizers
all the world over and time work-in
favor of their supremacy with even
more effect than results from the most
active scheming on the part of leas
practiced nations. England insists
that she does not want Siam, that
its people are hard to manage, too
lazy to be of use to develop
ing the country, that it would be a
wholly unprofitable possession, and
that anyway Siam's independence is sa
cred. It iB this British calm and a'oi
olsm which maddens the Frenchman.
He wants Siam, and he wants it badly,
to round out his possessions in that
promising peninsula, and he sees the
country, gradually and inevitably, drift
ing toward England. For months
France haa been trying to drive Siam
into some bit of belligerence, and for
months French newspapers have been
worrying England, talking of British
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TO KNOCK THEfI OCT.
A CASE TO BE BROUOHT TO
TEST THE VALIDITY OP OFFICE
OF MANY OP OUR NOTARIES
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PRICES FAIRLY SOARED.
A Reaction on the New York
Stocks Again Have an Upward
Rumor Fakirs' Efforts to Bear the
Market Fall Flat.
Bank Failures at Portland, Ore., Uel
ena, Mont., aad to Wisconsin
By the Associated Press. [
New York, Jaly 27. —Among the
numerous reports that tended to firm
things up in Wall street today the most
important was the engagement ol $1,
--000,000 gold in London by Lazard
Freres and a further drop in the rate
of sterling exchange. One of the fea
tures of the day's operations Taa pur
chases of securities for investment. The
movement was the heaviest in years and
did much to steady the list. Foreign
buyers were especially active and a con
servative estimate put foreign purchases
at 40,000 shares.
The clearing house committee was in
session until afternoon. The long con
ference gave rumor fakirs, tn oppor
tunity to start a report that a large bank
was in trouble and the announcement of
the issue oi $1,350,000 clearing house cer- i
tificates lent some strength to the report. :
Tbe clearing house officials Baid tbeir
long session was dne to the large amount
of work before them in the way of shift
ing loans, caused largely by the groat
depreciation in prices yesterday. They
' emphatically denied the story of a bank
being in trouble.
Sterling exchange was demoralized
this morning. Posted rates were re
duced twice, the last time to $4.81)&'@
$4.§3%. Heavy purchases of stocks lor
foreign account, stringency in money
and increase in tbe supply of bills
against grain and cotton caused the de
moralization. The actual rates are be
low tbe gold importing point.
When the delivery hour was passed
the stock exchange was without the an
nouncement of further failures. Prices
fairly soared, advancing almost aa
quickly as they declined yesterday.
Owing to the low rate of exchange,
several large houses considered it a fa
vorable time to purchase gold and this
evening it ia learned that beside the
order of Lazard Freres mentioned above,
lenough1 enough orders have been sent to bring
the total purchases of gold in London
ior the United States to nearly $3,000,
THE PANIC IN MONTANA.
IWo of the Strongest National Banks In
Hblena, Mont., July 27.—The First
National and the Montana National
banks failed this morning.
Es-Govemor Houser is president of
the First National. The capital stock ia
$500,000; surplus, $100,000; undivided
profits, and average de
posits, $3,250,000. John T. Murphy is
president of the Montana National; cap
ital stock, $500,000; surplus, $100,000;
undivided profits, $100,000; average
deposits, $1,500,000. It is claimed ita
assets are $1,750,000; liabilities, $900,
--000. The officers say eventually it will
pay in full.
The Firet National had a capital and
surplus of over $1,250,000. out
over $1,000,000 the pact week. The
Montana National paid out nearly
$500,000. The other banks are standing
the run well. It is heaviest on tbe Mer
chants' National bank. Big depositors
came to the rescue and deposited faster
than it wae paid out. The excitement
is subsiding. The failed banks are
among the oldest and strongest, in the
city. Both had ample assets but could
not realize fast enough.
C. W. Cannon, A. M. Holter and S. C.
Ashley, all leading capitalists, have
made personal assignments.
A PANIC AT PORTLAND.
The Oregon National Bank and an Al
lied Institution Suspend.
Portland, Ore., July 27.—The Oregon
National bank and the Northwest Loan
and Trust company, an allied institu
tion, failed to open their doors this
morning. A notice posted on the doors
says the suspension was forced by the
withdrawal of deposits and inability to
realize on securities.
George B. MaraTe is president of both
institutions. The Oregon National has
a capital of $200,000; a surplus of $40,
--000, and average deposits of $500,000.
The capital of the Northwest Loan and
Trust company ia $250,000; surplus,
IN A RECEIVER'S HANDS.
The American Tube and Iron Company
in Financial Btralts.
Harhisburo, Pa., July 27. —The Amer
ican Tobe and Iron company with plants
at Middletown, Pa., and Youngstown,
0., employing 2000 persons, has gone in
to the hands of tbe receiver.
President Young says the company is
absolutely unable to get in a fair pro
portion of the collections, and those that
come are mostly in the shape of com
mercial paper which cannot be realized
on. Under the circumstances it was
deemed best to appoint a receives, so
the company's assets will not be sacri
ficed in case of trouble.
KENTUCKY DANK RUNS.
Two Buapenafon- at Mt. B.pvllna? and
One at Middlesboro.
Mt. Sterling, Ky,, July 27.—The New
Farmers' bank cloeed this morning. The
failure was caused by inability to realize
on its paper. The deposits are about
$3,000,000. The bank holds first-class
paper to the amount of $100,000.
This evening the officers of the Traders'