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LOS ANGELES: SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1893.
SHERIFF BOWER SCARED.
A Request for Martial Law
An Alleged Rising Against the
Chinese the Canse.
The Sheriff Asks the Governor to Call
Oat the Militia.
Thar* Seems to Be no Reason for Sneh
Aotlon—Anti-Chinese Agitation at
Vacarille, Belma and
By the Associated Press.
Sacraments* Aug. 19.—Sheriff Bower
of Bakersfield has telegraphed the gov
ernor, asking that company G of the
Sixth infantry, stationed at Bakersfield,
be called out to suppress a rising against
the Chinese, expected tonight. The
governor is at Pasadena, and Bower's
telegram has been repeated to him
Bakerbftbld, Aug. 19,—A large and
orderly meeting was held here tonight,
condemning the acts of the citizens of
Yisalia, Tulare and Fresno, for the man
ner in which the Chinese were treated.
The men here will resort to no violence,
bnt will pass resolutions calling npon
the United States district attorney to
take action and have the government
deport the Chinese.
AGITATION AT VACAVILLE.
Vaoaville, Cel., Aug. 19.—Last night
the largest meeting ever held in Vava
ville took place at the Bowles opsra
bonse. It waa called for the purpose of
organising anti-Chinese sentiment and
giving expression to the laboring
masses who find themselves confronting
an overstocked labor market. The
meeting was addressed by local speak
ers, and resulted in the organization of
a free labor bureau and the appoint
ment of a committee to wait on the em
ployers of Chinese, requesting them to
give employment to white labor. A
second meeting will be held next week.
Every expreaaion was in favor of peace
ful and legal methods of action, bnt a
demand was made for the enforcement
of the Geary law and the passage of a
further exclusion act against the Chi
A FIZZLE AT STOCKTON.
Stockton, Aug. 19. —Stockton's anti-
Chinese agitation flattened out tonight
and no demonstration ' was made. The
epeaker of last evening talked again
about the Chinese evil, and the meet
ing dispersed without excitement. The
officers were out in fall force to quiet
the people if the speakers roused any
feeling, but there was no occasion for
the preparation. The beads ot the
labor unions promptly repudiated any
connection with a disorderly movement
and mechanics and laborere would not
be led into excitement. Few Chinese
are employed here except in kitchens.
DEPORTATIONS FROM SELUA,
Sblma, Cel., Aug. 19.—Last night an
unarmed body of laboring men waited
on the Chinese restaurants in town and
deported the keepers, sending them out
of town quietly and using no violence.
Today their plaoea of business are closed.
Fresno, Aug. 19. —Outside of the free
feeding of a few hundred idle men by
philanthropic gentlemen at noon today,
nothing of a new nature occurred among
the unemployed ol this city. Charles
Caevrey, who ia just opening a new bak
ery and restaurant, served a hungry
mob of 200 men with a choice free
luncheon. Temporary tables were pro
vided in an adjoining room to the labor
bureau and from 12 to 2 o'clock was a
happy time with them.
It was learned today that notwith
standing the many who have found
work, the number of idlers ia increas
ing. One of the newcomers aaid he waa
just from Denver, and that there were
a thousand more on the road, headed
for California. He said that many had
found jobs along the road, but that the
bolko f them were beaded tor the raisin
sections and for San Francisco to work
on the midwinter fair buildings. They
are principally miners, and some will
seek the mining camps.
Chief of Police Morgan yesterday vis
ited the Earl packing house, which em
ploys many Chinamen, and after laying
before the managers the danger the
company was in by keeping Mongolians
around, obtained from the manager a
promiee to discharge all and replace
them with white men and women
WOK TO BANK-WRECKERS.
Officers of a Kansa. City Savings Bank
Kansas City, Aug. 19.—Warrants for
the arrest of J. C. Darragh, president of
the suspended Kansas City Safe Deposit
and Savings bank, and Elmer C. Sat
tley, its cashier, were iasued today.
They are each charged with grand lar
ceny and the specific accusation is re
ceiving deposits four days before the
bank's failure, well knowing that the
bank was then in * failing condition.
Both men are ont of town.
Darragh will arrive in the city tomor
row from Washington and then be ar
rested. A dispatch from Sedalia states
that Cashier Sattley was arrested there
this afternoon and started tor Kansas
City on the evening train in charge of
Mexican Insargents Come to Grief.
Qalvestos, Tax., Aug. 19.—A special
from Eagle Pass aaya: A telegram from
Piedraa Negras received thia morning
cava federal troops ran into a body of
armed men near Zaragosa and bailed
tbem. Upon their failing to respond the
troops fired, killing three and wounding
several others. It is also reported that
20 prisoners were taken, together with
considerable arms and ammunition. The
narty prowr** f» ►» Oordanaa n> ~,
Reindeer IN ALASKA.
They Will Prove to be the Salvation or
San Francisco, Aug. 19. —A letter
dated March 18th has been received
here from Miner W. Bruce, superln
dent of the reindeer station at Port
Clarence, Alaska. He wtites in regard
to the prejeot he has undertaken to
bring reindeer from Siberia to Alaska
and endeavor to raise tbem for the bene
fit of the Eskimo, and thus furnish
means of food and clothing supply for
thoee people. He states that their
source ol livlihood ia fast being deatroyed
by the disappearance of whale, walrus
and native deer, and that his nine
months' experience there has shown bim
that the statements made by Rev. Dr.
Sheldon Jackson, general agent of edu
cation for Alaska, of the destitute condi
tion of the Arctic Alaska Eskimo have
not been overdrawn.
Mr. Bruce writes as follows in regard
to the herd of deer which be has
brought from Siberia:
"Our herd sfcs passed through the
winter in apkenpd shape and their sleek
and fat condition is proof that this
climate is well adapted to the succeeeful
raising of domeatic deer, and that the
enterprise is all that its friends conld
wish. We have lost but eight deer since
September last, and most of these had
to be killed on account of injuries sus
tained in transportation from Siberia.
The herd hasjwintered in sight ef the
station and exploration in different
directions shows that the moss and feed
is sufficient to sustain thouaanda of
deer. Our coldeat weather waa about
48 degrees below zero, and for over a
month the temperature averaged 18
degrees below. During the month of
February there was almost an inoeaaant
blizzard, but through it all we did not
lose a single deer.
New York, Aug. 19.—Superintendent
of Immigration Stump and Dr. Senner,
commissioner of immigration for the
port of New York, will go to Canada
next week. They will try to make ar
rangements to regulate immigration into
this country by way of Canada.
BOSTON BUSY BODIES.
SALT LAKE BUMNHBS MIN TAKK
A SHOT AT TUEM,
A Reply to the Circular from the Bub
in Behalf of a Single Hold Stand
ard—Business Men to Meet
Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 19.—The
Salt Lake buaineaa men formulated and
forwarded a reply to the Boston busi
ness men's circular in behalf of a single
pold standard, it reading \n par' as fol
The business men of the west are as
tonished at the persistency of the east
ern buaineaa men in their efforts to in
fluence congress for the uncondi
tional repeal of the Sherman act
of 1890, without a bimetallic substitute,
and which, if passed by congresa, must
completely demoralize not only the
west but ail portions of the United
States. Judging from the present con
dition of finance and commerce, there
fore, in the words of the crucified
Savior, we say: "God forgive them,
for they know not what they do."
We challenge the supporters of the
unconditional repeal of the Sherman
act to show wherein any benefit would
arise for the reaaon given—that confi
dence would be restored if their policy
were fully carried out. Independent of
all direct silvor interests, and in be
half of commercial relations alone,
we earneetly beseech all business
men personally to unblaaedly investi
gate this subject of bimetallism, feel
ing confident that they willnnanimoualy
and without delay call upon congresa to
restore silver to the place it occupied
prior to 1873, thus speedily and
permanently settling this mone
tary question, restoring confidence
to commerce, giving employment
to many unemployed and stopping this
awful march of ruin and distrust.
New York, Aug. 19.—An officer of the
board of trade states that a call for a
meeting of the business men of the
country at Washington for demand
ing the immediate and uncondi
tional repeal of the purchase clause
of the Sherman ailver act, will probably
be iasued by the board within a few
days. It is believed 1000 representative
buaineaa men will attend the conven
tion, and it will be a demonstration on
the part of the buaineaa interests of the
country without a parallel in the his
tory of the United States.
A Terrible Accident.
Spokane, Wasn., Aug. 19.—A terrible
accident occurred in an old saw mill at
the foot of Bernard street this morning.
George U. Maxwell was caught by a re
volving shaft, whirled over it, dashed a
hundred times against the floor and
ceiling, crushed, mangled and torn to
piecea till his body waa hurled aeroae
the room a lifelees mass of flesh and
broken bones. Maxwell came here from
Little Rock, Ark., where his parents
Chicago, Aug. 19.—The Anderson
Pressed Brick company made an assign
ment today. The plant ia valned at
$350,000. and there is about $200,000
worth of completed brick in stock. The
liabilities are chiefly to stockholders.
Cholera Suspects Doing Nicely.
New York, Aug. 19.—A bulletin was
issued from quarantine tonight stating
that all the passengers of tbeKaramania
under observation on Quarantine island,
continue in good health.
Four Congresses Wloaed,
Chicago, Aug. 19.—Thia waa the dos
ing day of four congresses—Dental Sur
geons, Pharmaciata, Peace and African.
The, Pharmacists decided to meet next
year in Ashville, N. C.
Blonnt Journeying Eastward.
Denver, Aug. 19.—Minister Blonnt
arrived this morning. He leavea over
.the Bnrlinv*"" for the east tonight.
FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Fiscal Plans of the German
No Further Obstruction to Dr.
Various Schemes for Raising: the New
Russia Feeling the Finch of the Tariff
War—A Terrible Mine Disaster
In Westphalia—The British
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Aug. 19.—With the retirement
of Barou Yon Maltzohn from the head
of the treasury, ia supposed to vanish
whatever element of obstruction to the
policy of Dr. Miquel, the Pruaaian min
ister of finance, could meet in official
circlee. Count Weaner, the new head
of the treasury, will inaugurate bia
career by preaiding over a series of con
ferences to be held by delegates from the
federated states on the new taxation
propositions. According to the semi
official press all the federal states now
agree that the tax on bourse transactions
should be doubled, and a graduated tax
be impoaed on wines and tobacco. The
proposal to place a tax on advertise
ments has been entirely withdrawn
The Vossieche Zeitnng says the new
expenditures incurred or to be incurred
through the adoption of the army bill
neceeaitatea the raising of only 1,000,000
marks by new imposts, but it is certain
Dr. Miquel will fiud a majority in the
reichstag for whatever measures he may
propose, provided the new taxation be
ao distributed as to weigh little on the
Ceople who can least bear a further
Outside of the official papers the finan
cial plans decided upon, ao far aa they
have been revealed, excite hostile criti
Count Wesner's appointment to the
imperial secretaryship of the treasury
helps to widen the breach already exist
ing between Germany and Russia,
caused mainly by the customs tariff war
now being waged between the two
powera. The new secretary ie a Pole,
and it ia supposed his sentiments are
anti-Russian. The tariff war remaina at
statue quo. Advices from every commer
cial center show that Russia ia feeling the
pinch of the war severely. Throughout
Southern Russia the prices of all grama
are falling. The Ruesiau minister ot
finance summoned to St. Petersburg
the chief provisional treasurers to con
fer with the directors of the Imperial
Bank of Russia on measures to assist
the distressed land owners and farmers.
Since the alleged caeca of cholera in
this city have been traced to the nn
cleanlinesa of Russian Pole's, the people
of Berlin have dismissed the matter aa
of no concern.
A new company that proposes to lay
a cable between Australia and Califor
nia, will obtain a subsidy from the Ger
man government for the section of the
line between the Fiji and Samoan
ielanda and the Samoan islands and
A GREAT COAL STRIKE.
Seriousness of the Situation In South
London, Aug. 19.—The situation in
South Wales, owing to the coal strike,
is not improved. Gieat military and
police precautiona have been taken to
protect the collieries and working
miners. The desperate measures which
the men are taking in order to coerce
the mine owners was shown yesterday
when a body of etrikera endeavored to
stop work in a colliery which supplies
the Pontyprjd gaa works, in order to
put the town in darkness. The district
baa the appearance of being in a state of
siege. Sentinels are stationed round
the collieries in order to announce
the approach of etrikera to the
troopa. Police are guarding the collieries
of which less than 20 out of 24 are now
working. The working collieries are
chiefly in the Ebbellele district, and the
etrikera announce their intention of
marching there Monday 50,000 strong,
to atop work.
It ia estimated that the men have
already lost £300,000 in wages, while the
output of the collieries has fallen off. In
the midlands where nearly half a mil
lion miners are striking, a more peaceful
The scarcity of coal is causing great
inconvenience among the tin platera and
Scotch iron masters. Eleven thousand
Fifeahire miners will go out Monday. .
A Terrible Disaster In a Coal Mine la
Berlin, Aug. 19.—The Kaiserstuhl
coal pit at Dortlund, Westphalia, was
today the scene of a terrible accident.
An explosion of firedamp occurred in
the pit, killing 50 persons and injuring
many others. Great excitement pre
vails, and details of the affair are not
yet at hand. It ia feared some of the
injured will die.
Mo More Cholera In Berlin.
Washington, Aug. 19.—The Marine
hospital service has received a cable
gram from Berlin stating no further
cases of cholera have occurred there.
The disease was introduced through cu
cumbers procured from infected dis
tricts in Russian Poland.
St. Paul, Aug. 19.—Three of the men
who participated in the robbery of *50,
--000 gold from a Merchants' bank mes
senger Monday are now under arrest.
Fleury, aliaa Geerge Harvey, is sup
posed to be the principal' in the rob'
Twisted silk banjo strings, the best.
Fitzgerald's, Spring and Franklin ats.
A Warrant Out for a Smooth Swindler
at Portland, Ore.
Portland, Ore., Aug. li).—A warrant
has been issued for the arrest of John
I* Ayer, manager of the New England
National Building, Loan and Invest
ment company. It is charged that
Ayer, in his capacity as manager of the
company, hypothecated $11,000 worth of
Btock for which he made no accounting.
Ayer left town several weeks ago, and it
is thought be is now in the east. Ayer
was the chief promoter and organizer ol
the investment company. He persuad
ed prominent men to become officers by
telling them they would have little to
do, and saying that other leading citi
zens were to be stockholders or direct
ors. Ayer had taken considerable quan
tities of stock, signed it himselt and se
cured the signatures of the second vice
president and secretary, and then had
sold it, keeping, bb the company claims,
the money himself.
Borne weeks ago Ayer held a meeting.
The moeting was a personal one, but it
sufficed. At it, the company officials al
lege, he made himself attorney of the
company and ordered that he be paid
six years' salary in advance. For this,
it is said, he took a large amount of
stock of the company in payment,
reaching up into the thousands. In the
reports of bis alleged meetings Ayer
wonld write out a few paragraphs on
one page, leaving several vacant before
it. He wonld go to the secretary and
casually remark, opening at the written
page, that in the absence of the secre
tary he had just made a brief rec
ord himself and the secretary could
sign it. He would do so and Ayer
wonld return to his office and fill in the
vacant pages with whatever orders and
records he wished.
About two yearß ago Ayer had a me
teoric career as a politician in this city.
It is said that before coming to Port
land he figured prominently in a doubt
ful way in Seattle, San Francisco and in
Nevada. He came from Boston origin
ally, where his family is highly respect
ed. Ayer's transactions in no way
affect tne solvency of the investment
A CORNER ON SILVER.
THE BANK OF FRANCE ENGINEER
ING A BIG SCHEI.IE.
An Official of the French Government
X/ooklng Into the Situation In the
of the West.
Desvkr, Aug. 19.—A special from
Aapen, Colo., says the chairman of the
finance committee of the French senate
has just left Aspen for Park City, Utah.
The object of his trip here ia to look
into the silver producing regions of the
United States in bebaif of his govern
ment. It has leaked out aicce bia de
parture that the Bank of France would,
if desired, establish a branch at Denver,
to be centrolled by directora composed
of Colorado capitalists, with a manager
from Paria to represent the parent
institution. It ia eaid they would agree
to furnish $50,000,000 to $100,000,000, or
whatever would be required to carry
all the silver produced in Colorado
several years without allowing any to
be sold until the price was fully satis
factory. There are but 20 large smelt
era in the country, and if the majority
of theae combine a corner on the silver
production of the country could be bad.
Fiom the time France got the silver
production of the. United States under
control ahe would dictate the price of
the metal to England for use in India,
and compel all the silver-uaidg na
tiona to come to her for money. The
scheme, it ia Baid, finds much favor
among silver producers and will no
doubt take place here if congresa should
not give the silver men something
better than the Sherman law.
Mew York's Unemployed.
New Yokk, Aug. 19.—The meeting
and parade of unemployed Hebrews
here tonight passed off.without any dis
An evening Daper says the discharge
of a number of men at the Havemeyer
sugar refinery at Williamsburg thia
afternoon brought out the fact that
about 2300 men have been laid off dur
ing the week. There is now a proba
bility that the entire force of 3000 men
will' be laid off Monday next. It is
also reported that the Havemeyer refi
nery at Ureenpoint, employing almost
as many hands as the Williamsburg es
tablishment will be closed.
Amerloan Farmers* Encampment.
Mount Grktna, Aug. 19. —The Ameri
can Farmera' encampment, under the
management of the National Farmers'
Alliance and Industrial union, opened
here today and will continue until next
Saturday. There were no ceremoniea
today. The programme for the week in
cludes apeechea by the foremost Popu
lists of the day. The largest gathering
of farmers ever assembled in the east ia
looked for during the encampment.
The Snlllvan Court-Martial.
Vallkjo, Cal., Aug. 19.—The mem
bers of the naval court-martial which
recently tried Paymaster J. O. Sullivan
on charges of embezzlement, are atill
meeting in executive session and it is
understood they have not come to an
agreement yet upon the question of the
paymaster's' criminality and conse
quently have not forwarded their final
report to the department at Washing
The world's fair will cause a rash.
Order eaily. Full Btock, good fit, mod
erate pricea. Getz, tine tailoring, 112
Weet Third street.
For sunburn and freckles uae only
Perfecta Face Cream; safe and aure.
For sale by A. E. Littleboy, druggiat,
311 South Spring atreet.
A nea bath at home with Turk's. laland
sea salt is exhilarating. Recommended
by all phvsiciaue. For sale by all drug
gists ; 15c a package.
Ladies' hata cleaned, dyed, reshaped
and trimmed. California Straw Works,
264 South Main street, oppoaiie Third.
THE BENTLEV CASE.
DETECTIVE LAWSON DldS UP
SOnE BTARTLINCJ NEW EVI
DENCE IN THIS NOW CELE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE FINANCIAL DEBATE.
Inroads on the Ranks of the
Free Coinage Men.
Catchings Makes an Emphatic
A Rather Uninteresting- Day's Do-
ings in the House.
The Adjournment of the Senate Over
Saturday Explained—Plans of the
Silver Senator for Secur
ing a Test Vote.
By the Associated Presj.
Washington, Aug. 19.—The session of
the house today was not marked by any
animated debate, but it waa significant
in showing the inroada made in the
ranka of the free coinage men.
McCreary of Kentucky opened the
ailver debate today. Speaking of the
repeal of the ailver purchase clauae, he
said he would not hold that
act as a hoßtage to free
coinage. Free coinage ehoß'd
stand on its own merit, but the only
path which Bhould lead to the free coin
age cf silver was an international agree
ment, and the only way to reach that
agreement was to repeal the purchasing
Catchinga (Dem.,) said he wonld vote
for unconditional repeal of the purchas
ing clause of the Sherman aot, and he
would vote against any propoaition di
rectly or indirectly to effect free coinage
of ailver in this country at thia time at
any ratio that would be auggeated. He
had come to thia determination after
careful consideration and a thorough
study of the Chicago platform. It had
been Baid that no Democrat could vote
against free coinage. He was a Demo
crat. Hia Democracy was as good as
that of any man on this floor, and be
wonld not allow any man to challenge
or question it. He stood by every
plank of the Chicago platform, but ibat
platform did not demand free coinage
of Bilver at this time. He was in favor
of the repeal of the purchasing clauae of
the Sherman act because it would tend
to restore confidence.
Livingston of Georgia concurred in
the sentiment expressed by the gentle
man from Mississippi, that in the consid
eration of this question the representives
should rise above party. He favored
bimetallism, and the plain question
now presented was between a single
gold standard and bimetallism. He de
nied that the purchasing clause of the
Shermau law waa responsible for the
present financial and business trouble.
Richards of Ohio believed President
Cleveland was right in attributing to
the purchasing clause of the Sherman
bill the present business depression.
The house then took a recess until 8
At the evening session, Curtis (Rep.)
of Kansas spoke in a conservative man
ner in support of the Wilson bill. He
said be was in favor of a ratio of
20 to 1 and would establish a commis
sion with authority to change the ratio
at any time it was found too large or
Broderick (Dem.) of Kansas spoke in
favor of bimetallism and prosperity,
which terms he regarded aa almost
Then next speaker was Clark (Dam.)
of New Jersey, who addreaaed the bouse
in favor of free coiniage of silver. At the
conclusion of hie remarks the house, at
A TEST OF STRENGTH.
How the Silver Mea la the Senate
Vropoae to Vote.
Washington, Avig. 19.—The Star thiV
evening cays: Tlie silver men in the
Benate will teat their strength without
bringing np the question of uncondi
tional repeal. The plan, which has
been devised by the Democratic leaders
in the senate, will permit the silver mea
to make a teat of their strength without
the risk of a vote on the repeal bill.
The ecbome, in brief, ia to dispose of.
the banking bill before the repeal
measure is taken up for consideration.
The silver men expect the banking bill
to be amended in such a way as to de
velop it into a broad financial meas
ure, with silver out of the question.
Amendments are likely to be adopted
euch as will either meet with the ap
proval of the anti-silver men or will not
be violently opposed by them. If no
ailver amendment ia attached the bill
ia likely to pass the house. But it ia
understood to be part of the plan of the
silver men to have an amendment
offered providing for the free coinage of
silver at the ratio of 20 to 1, or any
other silver proposition which may de
velop the greatest strength in the
house. On this amendment the silver
men in the senate can get a teßt vote
without involving the consideration of
the Sherman repeal bill.
If the amendment is carried it dis
poses of the repeal bill in itself, and
they are confident tbia compoeite finan
cial measure, silver and all, can get
through the house. In the meanwhile,
the calculations are, the bank bill aa a
measure of relief will become a law.
This would relieve the situation from
one point of view and leave the silver
question just where it iB.
SENATE NOT IN SESSION.
A lloinbshell That Caused Its Adjourn
ment Till Monday.
Washington, Aug. 19. —The senate waa
not in session today. Rather unexpect
edly, and after refusing to adjourn
over from Friday till Monday
early in the day yesterday,
the body reconsidered its action
behind the closed doore of an executive 1
session, and consequently there were no
proceedings of interest today beyond 1
apeechmaking in the house. In some
quarters it ia suggested that the torpedo ;
thrown into the eenate by Butler ,
of South Carolina yesterday, in
the shape of amendment *o i