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VOL. XL. NO. 149
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LOS ANGELES: THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1893.
THE G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT.
Veterans at Indianapolis Get
Down to Business.
Capt. J. G. B. Adams Elected
The Retiring Commander Delivers
His Anunal Address.
H. H.k.i » Canstle Criticism of the Ad
ministration of the Pension Uwi
hy tha Party Mow In
By the Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Sept. 6.—Captain J. Q.
Adams of Massachusetts is to be com
mander-in-chief ol the Grand Army of
the Republic the ensuing year, he hav
ing been chosen by acclamation this
After scores of regimental and other
reunions and a grand display of fire
work! tonight, tbe exodua of veterans
began, and by tomorrow night thou
sands will have left for home. From
this time until the close of the encamp
ment on Friday next it is no longer
pleasure for tbe many, bat business for
This was a busy day for tbe veterans.
The first session of the encampment
opened at 9:30 a. m„ as well as tbe first
session of tbe Woman's Relief Corps
and Daughters of the Regiment. This
afternoon scores of regimental and di
vision reunions were held. To
night there were a dozen or
more public and private re
ceptions, with electric and natural
gas displays ontside. Among the reports
to the national encampment is that
of the special committee on legislation.
The object of the appointment of this
committee wae to eecnre the enforce
ment of two federal laws almost totally
disregarded for many years, the first
providing that those' discharged from
the military or naval service by reason
of wounds or sickness, should have pref
erence in appointments to pnblic office;
the other recommending veterans to
business men and firms of the country
for lucrative employment. The report
says a bill to that end was introdnced
last congrees, bnt amended so ac to des
troy its effect in the senate; it was enb
sequent'y acceptably amended in the
house, but failed to msb ; that this bill
has been reintroducecftn both bouses of
the present session, and that it is neces
sary to keep op the fight with vigor till
it is passed.
General Matthews, Major Sullivan and
Colonol Lilly, chairman of the executive
committee, delivered addressse of wel
come. Commander-in-chief Weissert
responded. Then the encampment went
into executive session to hear the reports
of the officers.
Commander Weissert, in his report
and address, reviewed the progress of
the oider dnring the year. He referred
to the deathe of Gen. Butherford B,
Hays and Gen. Benj. JF. Butler, among
the illustrious comrades who had paesed
away, snd to the excessive mortality
among the rank and file. The report
showed a total membership of 443,644, of
whom 397,223 were in good standing.
The gain by muster dnring the year was
24,054. For relief $177,846 was disbursed
during the year. The Woman's Relief
Corps disbursed $58,020.
The commander devoted mnch space
to the subject of pensions. He said,
after reference to the recent activity of
the pension bureau in cutting off pen
sions: "During, the past three years
seme of those who were not friends of
our country dnring the mighty contest
from 1861 to 1865 have taken every
means within tbeir power to create
public sentiment against the pension
laws and pensions. Unwarranted
statements are made against the pen
sion roll. The pension laws of our
country affect the interest of the vet
erans of various wars, but somehow
this indiscriminate taking away of pen
sions effects only those who served in
the war against treason and rebellion ;
.neither does it favor any system that
permits those whose loyalty was never
juetly questioned to pass upon
the merits of the veterans who
served honorably in the nnion army, or
which takes away or cancels the pay
ment of a pension lawfully granted
without first investigating the case and
permitting tbe pensioner to be heard,
which should be done at tbe expense of
the government which demands tbe ad
ditional proof. Action should be taken
to secure the reinstatement of all
worthy veterans who have been dropped
or euspended from the pension roll."
After disposing of various reports, the
encampment proceeded to elect officers.
Past Commander-in-Chief Merrill nom
inated Capt. J. G. B. Adams of Masea
chuaeette for commander-in-chief to suc
ceed Weissert. Hnrst of Ohio withdrew
and Adams was chosen by acclamation,
amid tremendous cheering.
Ivan N. Walker of Indianapolis was
chosen senior vice-commander, and J.
0. Bigger of Texaß janior vice-com
mander. The encampment then ad
journed until tomorrow.
Pittaburg is tbe only city, so far, mak
ing much of astrnggle for next year's
The seventh annual convention of the
Woman's Relief Corps met today. The
report of .the president showed a gain
of two departments, 52 circles and an
increase of 880 in membership. Tbe
total membership is over 18,000, with
1,500 honarary members. Twenty
eight states and 213 departments are
represented, every one of which ia in
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Further Disorders Indulged la by tbe
London, Bept. I.—The colliery strikers
are again restless. Reports from Alfre
ton and Chesterfield say that disorders
have again broken oat. The residents
are panic-stricken. Mobs are besieging
the public houses and helping thein
eelvss to what they want. A force of
dragoons has been sent to the scene.
The Midland railway will have to lay off
30 passenger trains after Monday, be
cause of the lack of fuel.
Miners this afternoon made an attack
on Mcx borough colliery, set fire to tbe
buildings and threw blazing barrels down
the shafts, seriously damaging the ma
chinery and books, then marched to the
brewery. The brewer saved hie prop
erty by rolling ont many barrels of beer.
A large force of police wae called, and
after a great deal of clubbing pot the
rioters to flight. The damage to the
mine is not serious.
The crowd then proceeded to Denoby
and repeated their earlier performance.
Great excitement exists in the district.
There has been rioting in Leeds. Sev
eral persons were injured.
The strike ;of coal miners in South
Wales is en<'.ed. The men resumed work
today at the masters' terms.
Owing to difficulty in procuring suffi
cient coal tbe Great Eastern railway will
follow the example of the Midland rail
way and lay off a number of trains, be
ginning with Wednesday,
MEDIC AI. CONGRESS.
A Proposition to Arrest Cholera at Its
Washington, Sept. 6.—At the session
of the paH-American medical congress
this morning, a resolution war adopted
requesting the imperial secretary of
England for India-to use every means in
his power to suppress cholera at its
fountain head in that country, without
fear of the Mohammedans. It is be
lieved by the congress that this would
be the most effective means of stamping
out the dread scourge. It further re
solved that tbe executive committee of
the congress should remain in continu
ous session to look after matters per
taining to international quarantine.
The paper of the day was read by Dr.
Rafael Lavisti of Mexico. His topic was
The afternoon session wbb largely de
voted to a paper by Dr. Bayard Holmes
of Chicago on Medical Education.
Dr. Pepper of Pennsylvania, president
of tbe congress, delivered an address in
This afternoon President Cleveland
gave a reception to the delegates and
ladies accompanying them, in the East
room of the White Honse.
He Boomed Fostoria nnd Bankrupted
Fostoria, 0., Sept. G.—A statement
given out this afternoon by tbe apprais
ers of ex-Secretary Foster's estate shows
resources in the shape of bills and ac
counts receivable, stocks, real estate,
personal property and life insnrance pol
icies of tbe aggregate stated value of
(622,849, and appraised value of (314,259.
The stocks inventoried are nearly all
placed ac collateral for Foster & Co. He
is trying to arrange his outside liabili
ties, and with the hope of success. If he
can get them arranged he believes be
can arrange a settlement with the cred
itors of Foster & Co. on a satisfactory
basis, and at the same time have the
various business interests with which he
was connected continue their business.
Tbe stocks in the inventory are largely
in Fostoria concerns, and tbe invest
ments were made in the belief that
business would prove a success, and
were made largely for the promotion of
THE CATHOLIC CONGRESS.
Interesting Papers Head by Prominent
Chicago, Sept. 6. —At the opening
of the Catholic congress this morning,
Archbishop Corrigan of New York de
livered a brief address. The day's work
in the congress was largely in commit
tees, in discussions before the many
sections into which the congress is di
vided, to better consider in detail the
many subjects before it. Among the
addresses was one on Trade Combina
tions, Strikes and Arbitration, by Col.
R. M. Douglass, son of the late Stephen
A. Douglas. Among other speakers
were Frank J; bberidan of Dubuque
and E. M. Sharon of Davenport, la.
Secured by a Trick. *
New York, Sept. 6.— Evansville and
Terre Haute stock declined seven points
tbia morning on the report that a re
ceiver had been appointed for the road.
Later it was learned that the appoint
ment of a receiver was aeenred by a
trick, and the stock recovered. Presi
dent Mackey received a telegram from
tbe attorney of the road saying thecourt
in GreeD county, in tbe suit of Crowder,
by the collusion of Gromer, had the lat
ter appointed receiver. He adds that
Crowder seems innocent, and, if the re
port !a true, will have it undone; that it
ie a trick and cannot stand. Thn board
of directors held a special meeting today
and declared that the receiver was ap
pointed without notice and that the road
.lodges Return to Jail.
Kansas City, Sept. 6.—Three judges
of the connty court of St. Clair county
returned here today and went back to
jail for contempt of the United States
court for refusing to order a tax levy to
pay the bonded indebtedness to con
struct a railroad never built. They were
released from jail last spring, pending
an election to compiomise the matter.
The proposition was defeated and the
judges will remain in jail until 1895,
when their sentonce will be completed.
A Dead Railroad Magnate.
New York, Sept. (!. —The announce
ment is made of the death of George S.
Jones, vice-president of the North Amer
ican company, secretary and treasurer
of the St. Paul and Nortbern Pacific,
and president and receiver of the Nor
folk, Albermarle and Atlantic railroad.
" When pain and anguish wring the brow
A ministering angel now"—J3romo-Beltzer.
WEST COAST HAPPENINGS.
The Sailors' Union and the
A. Mighty Tug-of-War About
The Final Struggle for Supremacy
A Lone Highwayman Holds Up a Woman
and Shoots Her Husband—A
Circns Train Wrecked
By the Associated Pross.l
San Francisco, Sept. 6.—The state
ment is published here that the final
struggle is about to occur between the
Sailors' union and the Shipowners' asso
ciation. For three months past the
shipowners have been making prepar
ations for tbe battle, and now are tak
ing tbe offensive. Some time ago, the
hipowners' association determined to
cover as much ground as the union,
and the first step wae to secure agents
at Ban Diego, Sau Pedro, Eureka, Port
Townsend, Seattle and i'acoma, the
principal ports in which San Francisco
coasting vessels are interested. Armed
guards under the patronage of the po
lice here and at all ports named were
secured, and then the association felt in
a position to bid for membership. The
bid met with a good many responses, and
now affairs have progressed so far that
a struggle for supremacy is likely to oc
cur within tbe next fortnight. It virtu
ally commenced today, when negotia
tions opened between the union and its
patrons for a reduction of wages. The
union scale is $40 per month; tbe asso
ciation pays $30; but the dues and fees
for the support of the organization in
crease that figure to about $35. It is
proposed to have the union meet this
by a cut from $40 to $35. The proposi
tion is partly that of the nnion's diiect
ors and partly that of the firms that
have continued to patronize it through
out. Tbey have preferred requests for a
reduction before, but never until the
Shipowners' association asenmed euch
strength did they have the power
to press their claims. The union
is now willing to make a concession, and
a hot flight for ships and schooners
may he shortly expected. The Manu
facturers' association is impressing on
shipowners that if they lose this time
they will never be able to put another
in righting trim, and the
union leaders are juet ac firmly im
pressed with the idea that they mußt
keep what they have and gain more in
order to save their order from becoming
a mere sick benefit or insurance affair.
A LONE HIGHWAYMAN.
He Bold* TJp a School Ma'am and Shot
Stockton, Cal., Sept. 6.—A lone
highwayman stepped out from a pile of
straw on a lane between the Copperopo
lis and Soncri roads, eight miles east of
tbis city this morning, and stopped Mrs.
Henry £. Austin, teacher of tbe Mt.
Carmel school, and pointing a pistol at
ber head demanded her valuables. She
denied having any money. He pulled
the trigger, but tbe weapon did not fire.
He then snatch- '. her cape from her
shoulders and seized her gold watch and
made off. The fellow was fairly well
dressed and wore a mask which com
pletely bid hie face, excepting his eyes.
Mrs. Austin Bent word to ber husband,
who was working a harvester half
a mile away, and informed him
of the robbery. Austin mounted
a hor'ne and gave chase, following
tbe man, wbo kept tbe road. Anetin
thought tbe robber to be an insane man,
and did not provide himself with a
weapon, and aB his pistol did .not ex
plode when he snapped it, Austin con
sidered it not loaded. When Austin got
within a few feet of him he called to him
to atop, and he was answered by the fel
low wheeling quickly and firing a shot
that went through Austin's arm near
the elbow. Austin's horse jumped, and
he went over his side onto the ground,
when he was fired at again, the bullet
plowing along the left side of hia face,
but doing little damage. Austin jumped
to hia feet and started to run, when a
third ahot cut hia auspendera in two,
but did not enter hia body. The high
wayman made hia escape and Austin
was brought to thia city for surgical at
tendance, while Sheriff Cunningham
and officers are in pursuit.
The robber haa not yet been caught,
but is believed to be hiding in tbe thick
brush along Mormon slough near the
Austin place. Officers are still out and
are guarding all tbe roads tonight.
CIRCUS TRAIN DITCHED.
A Terrible Accident on the Nevada
County Narrow-Gange Koad.
Colfax, Cal., Sept. 6.—A terrible ac
cident occurred on the narrow-gauge
railroad at midnight laat night. A cir
cus train went over an embankment.
Two mem were killed and six injured.
The accident occurred on the Nevada
county narrow-gauge road. Laat night
Sells-Rentfrewa' circus showed at Grass
Valley and after the performance left
Near Homes station two engines and
four cars left tbe track and relied down
an embankment. The train was mov
ing slowly at the time and tbe cause of
the accident ia not known. Special en
enginea brought doctors to the
scene and that part of ttie
train which remained on the track
waa hauled back to Grass Valley. Tbe
killed are Hank Jones, property man,
and Andrew Hearst of Colfax. The in
jured are Joseph Jones, canvas man,
head smashed and wrist broken; Al
Croweil, groom, bead smashed, ribs
broken and body badly bruised; Bill
Spevin, cook, leg broken and serious in
ternal injuries; Tom Roasell, legs
bruised; Dan Coughlin, engineer, bip
sprained; Joe Duffy, fireman, body
bruised. Spevin's injuries are consid
ered fatal. Young Hearst was taking a
free ride to hie home when killed, and
was connected with the circus. Three
or four cars, containing animals, went
down the embankment. One lion and
one horse were killed. Some other ani
mals were injured. The amount of tbe
damage is not known, but it will be con
MRS. YESLER SET FREE.
The Charge of Conspiracy Against Her
Brattle, Wash., Sept. 6.—At a special
session of tbe superior court tonight the
charge of conspiracy against Mrs. Yes
er, widow of the pioneer millionaire,
was dismissed. Mrs. Yesler and Dr. J.
Eugene Jordan and Dr. H. Martin Van
Buren were arrested in January, charged
with conspiracy in destroying the will
of tbe pioneer, who had died a month
before. Several others charges were
made at the same time, but all
but the conspiracy charge had since
been dismissed. The trial was to com
mence tomorrow. The most important
witness for the state lives in Maryland,
and tonight the prosecution attempted
to get a continuance on the ground that
it conld not proceed without her. The
court refused the continuance and dis
missed the case. So far as Mrs. Yesler
is concerned, it is whispered that the
dismissal is the result of a compromise,
by which the parties who were hack of
the prosecution got the share they
claimed in the estate under the alleged
A Bitter Contest.
Rivbrkidb, Sept. 6. —Some time ago
the people of tbe Winchester and Menu
lee achool districts in tbia county voted
to eetablish a union high school. While
there waa some majority in favor of the
provision there wa a strong minority
opposed to the scheme. This opposition
crystallized today in filing a suit in the
superior court asking that an injunction
be iaßaued forbidding the trustees of tbe
hiirh school district from going ahead
with the establishment of the achool.
The matter ia cauaing conaiderable feel
ing and a bitter contest in the courts is
Electric Cars for San Diego.
San Dieoo, Cal., Sept. 6. —The report
of the sale of a controlling interest in the
San Diego cable railway to the Electric
Storage Railway company of San Fran
cisco is confirmed by tbe news received
today tbat cars of the electric atorage
pattern have been shipped to this city
to run on the cable line. The Electr;c
Storage company obtained control of the
stock of the road through the failure of
the Pacific bank, which held a large in
terest in the road in this city and in
A Heavy Storm at Sonoma.
Sonoma, Cal., Sept. I.—A storm which
baa been brewing here for several days
broke forth with great fury thia morning
and prevailed throughout the day. At
times the downpour was tremendous,
and with the thunder and lightning that
accompanied the rain, was tbe heaviest
etorm that ever visited this valley in the
month of September. Hay in the fields
is somewhat damaged. It ia not certain
that the storm is over yet. The wind is
now blowing from the southwest.
A Real Estate Agent Absconds.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. —William
Jackson, a member of the real estate
firm of Center, Jackaon & Spaden, ie
missing. He disappeared last Friday,
and left a note to one of hia partners
Baying be wonld never return. The
other members of the firm say he took
about $1000 of their money with him.
Search has been made for him, but with
out success. Jackson left his wife and
Played With Matches.
Stockton, Bept. 1. —Frances, the 6
year-old daughter oi J. £. Cory, set tire
to her drees while playing with matches
today, and wae burned so severely that
she died this evening. The fire was
smothered by men who chanced to be
near, but tbe child was left in a pitiable
condition, not a square inch of her body
Death or Col. C. P. Baker.
Pasadena, Sept. 6.—[Special I—Col.1 —Col.
Presley C. Baker died at hie residence in
this city at 5:30 tbis evening of Bright's
Colonel Baker waa a prominent attor
ney, formerly of Galveaton, Tex,, and
was widely known among the legal fra
ternity through the eaat.
Evictors of Chinese Arrested.
Salem, Ore., Sapt. 6.—Nineteen men
and boys were arrested at Hubbard to
night for deporting 18 Chinamen from
McKinney's bop yard. Thecity marshal
of Hibbard was among them. Some
Chinese were sent to Corvalis and some
to Portland. No violence was done
The Thetis Ordered South.
Vali.bjo, Cal., Sept. 6. —Orders have
been received at Mare island directing
the United States ship Thetis to proceed
Bouth on the coast survey. The Thetis
will sail Tueeday next for San Diego,
where she will receive final instmctions.
A Severe Earthquake.
Redding, Cal., Sept. ti.—Quite a se
vere shock of earthquake waa felt here
at 8:22 o'clock thia morning, preceded
by rumbling. It laeted several seconds,
and the vibrations were north and south.
Ho damage waa done.
Death of Ramon K. Wilson.
San Francisco. Sept. 6. —Ramon E.
Wilson, a prominent lawyer, died here
today of neuralgia of the heart. He wae
a well known club man, and represented
many large financial interests in thin
city ; age, 41 years.
The world'a fair will cause a rush.
Order early. Full stock, good fit, mod
erate prices. Getz, fine tailoring, 112
West Third street.
A sea bath at home with Turk's Island
sea salt is exhilarating. Recommended
by all phyaiciana. For sale by all drug
gists ; 15c a package.
You are invited to Papa Schurtz's
Palace on Saturday night. Beginning
of the concert season. An extra fine
The concert season begins Saturday
evening, September 9th, at the Palace.
'•LIKE A CAT."
FOUR nORE CHINAMEN WILL
00 BACK WHENCE THEY CAME.
A NUMBER OP CELESTIALS TO
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Both Branches of Congress
Again in Session.
The House Finally Adopts a
New Code of Rules.
Crisp's Rules Committee Sustains a
The Repeal Hen Qaln a Temporary
Victory In the Senate—Sen
ator Stewart Continue!
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 6. —In the home
today the committee on roles, presided
over hy Spaaker Crisp, waa forced to
publicly acknowledge defeat in the ef
fort to lead the Democratic majority and
secure the adoption of a rule making 100
members a quorum in committee of the
whole. When the house resumed the
debate on rules, the announcement was
made that the committee, in deference
to objection by some prominent Demo
cratic members, had decided to abandon
the rule. Catchings explained that so
many Democratic members were opposed
to the proposed rule that the committee
had decided to accept Kyle's amend
ment restoring the size of a quorum to a
majority of the house. The announce
ment precipitated a lively debate.
Dolliver of lowasaid he was justabont
to make a speech in favor of the propo
sition from which the committee had
just retracted. He was sorry the com
mittee had surrendered. Dolliver then
proceeded to defend ex-Speaker Reed in
his course as speaker.
Springer followed with a general as-
Bault on What he termed the fundamen
tal usurpations of the rules of the Fiftv
flrat congress—the power of the speaker
to count a quorum and hia power to de
termine dilatory motions. His power
to determine what was a dilatory mo
tion, he eaid, placed every member of
the bouse in the power of tbe speaker.
It enabled him to pass on the motions
of members and was revolutionary in
character. The change made by the
present rules committee in the interest
of suppressing filibustering, transferred
thia power from the speaker to the ma
jority of tbe houae. It gave Republicans,
as well aa Democrats, an opportunity to
sustain or oppose a vote. „
Springer proceeded to discuss the
question of Muniing a quorum. When
tie hart concluded, Reed walked down
the aisle. >
"I would' hardly know what to do,"
began Reed, slowly and deliberately,
"when I find the gentleman from Illi
nois (Springer; and the supreme court
in opposition, were it not tbat I have
convictions of my own. I am exceed
ingly sorry tbe Democratic party cannot
understand the fundamental principles
of this question. The average Demo
cratic mind seems incapable of grasping
them. The high minds ol the rules com
mittee understand something of essen
tials, but even they are unable to reach
the topmost heights. But the truth will
"I should not reply to these strictures
again," continued Reed, "bnt for the
fact that I do not want what has been
said to go into tbe record unchallenged.
Filibnstericg is a modern inven
tion. Yon cannot go back of
the disease to look for the remedy.
There is no remedy for parliamentary
filibustering. Until filibustering be
came a chronic dieeaße, the power of
the chair was tbe power of tbe house.
Gentlemen apeak as if the speaker were
an irresponsible individual. It is im
possible for the Bpeaker to do what the
house doea not want bim to do. As
soon as the contrary proposition is
stated its absurdity is seen. Therefore,
whatever charges have been made
against me as spoaker of the Fifty-first
house should properly have been lodged
against that bouse which uniformly sus
tained me. Gentlemen speak of tbe
suppression of dilatory motions. I de
clare now, and here defy contradiction
that the power to rule out dilatory mo
tions waa ever exercised until the
speaker and every man in the house
believed and knew motions were need
to delay business. In time thia whole
matter will become perfectly plain.""
"Gentlemen," Reed continued throw
ing his arms out wildly in the direction
of the Democratic side, "I bid you God
speed. I know tbat Bourbonism and
conservatism hold you firmly in its
grasp, but the right will be triumphant.
Your bonds will be broken. You will
progress ac all things do in time, for
after all does not the world move?"
[Laughter and applause.]
Kyle's amendment was then agreed
Catchings called for the previous
question on tbe report and Burrows
offered as a substitute the code of rnles
oi tbe Fifty-first congresa, with an
amendment providing that when a call
of the houae is had the yeas and nays
ehall be considered aB ordered. Tbis
latter amendment would prevent the
breaking of a quorum.
Burrows then entered npon a general
argument on tbe comparative merits of
the two codes of rules and declared the
rules about to be adopted were abso
lutely powerless to prevent filibustering.
These rules placed the power of legisla
tion absolutely in the hands of the
speaker and the two Democratic mem
bers (Catching and Outhwaite).
Bynum of Indiana, in reply to Bur
rows, went at length into the difference
between counting tbe house to ascertain
the preaence of a quorum and counting
members to pass lawa. "I care not
whether the counting of members was
declared legal by the supreme court or
not," eaid he, facing his old antagonist,
Reed, and holding hie arm threateningly
aloft. "I acknowledge no body greater
thai, thin honse to pass npon its rights
With reference to the rule cutting off
dilatory motions in the present code, be
said the word dilatory need not have
been in the rule. The rnle of the Fifty
first congress, on the contrary, placed it