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VOL. XL. NO. 155
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LOS ANGELES 1 WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1893.
HORDES OF HOMESEEKERS.
Boomers on the Border of
the Cherokee Strip.
As Thick 'as Fljes Around a
A Terrible Crush at the Government
Great Suffering Endured by the Hen
and Women In I.lne — Several
Deathe Reported—A Tragedy
at Stillwater, Kan.
By tbe Associated Press.
Arkansas City, Kan., Sept. 12.—
When tbe Cherokee itrip registering
books were opened tbis morning tbere
waa a terrible cruel). Those in tbe rear
seemed to think that pushing from be
hind would expedite business at the
front. On the contrary, it only impeded
work. Four more clerks were added to
tho working force, and many more cer
tificates were passed than yesterday.
Tbe total today reached 3500. Many
borne-seekers, despairing of obtaining
certificates here, have departed for Or
lando, just over tbe south boundary of
the strip. Yesterday 2725 certificates
were issued there. Tbe line in front of
tbe booths held its place all last night.
Men, women and children, negroes,
and Indiana were packed in a common
mass. Today the system of numbering
the persons in line was adopted, and
those having numbers were allowed to
go and come at will. Tbia proved a great
At Stillwater, 20 miles east of Or Undo,
2000 certificates were issued yesterday,
aud about tbe same number today.
Many more people are waiting at both
places. Tbe scarcity ol water and the
intense heat have caused the death of
Trains of wagons a mile in length, and
in squads of 40 and 60, parsed through
Guthrie today bound for the strip, and
hundreds arrived on the trains from t ho
south. The Cherokee Indians have
chosen the moat desirable sites for their
allotment, and several of them have
combined to establish a string of towns
along the Santa Fe.
Caldwkll, Ka., Bept. 12.—Additions
were made to the clerical force in the
registration booths bere today and 2b50
certificates were ieeued. The line is
still maintained by some SSOO people,
The first home-Beekere' excursion over
the Kock Island arrived today. It came
in three seotions and brought 2500 peo
ple. Borne are bona fide settlers, some
speculators and many have come to wit
ness the opening of the land to settle
Prom Hennesy, on the Rock Island,
just over the south line of the strip,
comes the information that 5000 boom
ers secured certificates yesterday and
today and several thousand are still
Aiikansas City, Kan., Sept. 12.—The
ranks of the home-seekers before tbe
registration bootbscontlnued to increase
during the nigbt. An excursion in three
sections over the Santa Fe road con
tained 5000. It ia becoming a serious
question how so many can ho cared for.
M.tny in the line are Buffering from the
exposure to the enn and dost, and the
lack of proper food. One old soldier
Word is received late tonight ol a
tragedy at Orlando. A vigilance com
mitteejof boomers had a fight with sev
eral confidence men und thievee. Rich
ard Martin, John Seabold and David
Winters of the committee were killed by
the thugs and their bodies thrown into
a well. As soon as it was learned, a
rußh was made for the gamblers, but
they had fled and have not yet been
A message from Stillwater late to
night states tbat the crowd there be
came unmanageable, broke the lines
and wrecked one of the bcolhs. Several
people were hurt in the riot that en
sued, and it was necessary to call out
the troops to disperse the crowd.
* Mutiny of Convicts.
New York, Sept. 12.—A Nashville
special says there is a mutiny among
the convicts in the Lone Rock mines,
about a mile from Tracy. They marched
to tbe mine, but refused to work. Tbey
captured the powder magazine and
threatened to biow it up. As there was
great danger of an outbreak on the part
of the convicts, the authorities of the
branch prison took the precaution to
order out an extra number of guards,
and tho entrances to all the mines were
closely watched. Tonight all of the
convicts returned to the stockade, with
the exception of 64, who say they will
not come out of Lone Rock again until
they are promised better rations. It in
thought at Tracy City the convicts know
of a weak plaoe in tbe mine and will at
tempt to cut or blow their way out.
A Japanese Murder Trial.
London, Sept, 12. —Advices received
here from Yokohama under date of
Aumist 12th, Bay tho preliminary trial
of Viscount Soma Junin, tbe leading
members of his family and his chief re
tainers, on the charge of murdering the
lato Viscount Soma Masatane, is pro
ceeding at Tokio. The body of the late
viscount lias been exhumed after being
18 months in the tomb. The result of
this post-mortem examination was not
known when these advices left Yoko
hama. Public interest in tbe trial in
Japan is intense. *
An Oregon Stage Kobbed.
Klamath Falls, Ore., Sept. 12.—The
Ager and Klamath Falls stage vraa held
up Sunday by a lone highwayman, who
relieved three passengers of valuablos
amounting to £600. Theexoress box nnrl
mail pouches were rifled.' Tbe robber
Ladies' bats cleaned, dyed, reshaped
and trimmed. California Straw Works,
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THE CAMPAIGN IN OHIO.
Governor MeKlnley Fire* the First Gun
Akron, 0., Sept. 12.—Governor Mc-
Kinley opened the Republican cam
paign here today with a big meeting.
Delegations were present from Cleve
land, Canton, Youngstown, Massillon
and other cities in Eastern Ohio. A
atreet parade occurred this afternoon,
marching to Grace park, where the
meeting was held. Speaking on silver,
McKinley said a great majority of the
Republicans of tbe senate would vote
for repeal; if repeal was not carried, the
Democrats would have the blame. "We
do not want to strike down either gold
or silver," he said. "We want to use
both metals, but insist that one shall
go at a parity with the other, and both
be of equal intrinsic value." He de
clared that tbe trouble was not a lack of
money, but the taking of money out of
circulation through distrust. Confidence
would come back and the trouble end,
if the declared purpose to introduce a
revenue tariff policy in the country
were abandoned. He proceeded to quote
tbe Democratic platform in favor of a
tariff for rovenuo only, to state Presi
dent Cleveland's position and tbat of
Chairman Wilson of the ways and
means committee, all pointing to the
same conclusion, and continued by de
claring that tbe proposed revision was
to be made utterly regardless of Ameri
can industries and of the American
workingman and hie wages. Ho then
took np the question from a etftto stand
point, toucl.iuu; Ohio manufactures and
industries, and declared they would be
injuriously or disastrously affected by a
A SEATTLE SENSATION.
CITY TREASURER KKUG SHORT
IN lIIS ACCOUNTS.
Ovrr 5200.000 Kissing from the Vaults.
The miilit.- Olilclal Takes Leg
Seattle, Waah., Sept. 12. —A sensa
tion was caused here tonight by tbe
statement that City Treasurer Adolph
Krug was a defaulter to the amount of
Ihe statement made by the Post-In
telligencer in an editorial tbat it would
give $S'JO to any worthy charity if
City Treasurer Krug could produce the
$300,000 which the last statement of
the city comptroller showed should bo
in the treasury, caused the finance
cf tl city cprjicii
wafcfc resented in had
ing but $75,000 in the city vaults.
Treasurer Krug could not be found. It
is believed lie has gone to Brition
Columbia, as he has not been
seen since this morning. A warrant
for his arrest has been sworn out. Krug
was highly esteemed here and had
amassed quite a fortune by close bnsi
nees methods. It is said he gave large
mirai of city money to speculators to
buy up city scrip at a large discount.
This scrip was all covered, by issue of
bonds which it was thought would be
sold in June, The finauciat stringency
prevented the sale of the bonds and over
$200,000 of city money is therefore in
the hands of speculators who held city
Bcrip, which cannot be realized upon un
til tbe bonds are sold. Late this even
ing tho mayor formally removed Krng
from office and appointed Edward O.
Graves, president of tbe Washington
National bank, acting treasurer.
DOWN WITH" TUB LORDS,
The National Federation lames a Circu
lar Against the Peers.
Lcndon, Sept. 12.—The National Fed
eration tonight issued a circular against
the house of lords. In this circular tho
federation declare that seven years' dis
cussion and 82 days consideration by tbe
bouse of commons, definitely ascer
tained tbe wishes of 2,000,000 electors,
yet this counts for nothing when op
posed to the viewß of 41)0 Conservative
peers. Continuing, the circular declafos
that the amending of tbe house of lords
is dot' in the front rank of the Liberal
programme, in accord with Gladstone's
declaration at New Castle. The circular
concludes that, notwithstanding tho
home rule bill passed the house of com
mons and was rejected by the house of
lords, it is doubly certain to become a
law. It also says, not only will the Irißh
question be settled, but' that an era of
reform is dawning for the Democracy of
the united kingdom.
A NBW BOND ISSUE.
The Southern Pacific Directors Decide
on Important Action.
San Francisco, Sent. 12.—At noon to
day the directors of the Southern Pacific
railroad decided to iesne bonds slightly
in excess of 189,000,000. These bonds
are to be issued by the Southern Pacific
of California, and will be secured by a
first mortgage on the railroad'B property
in this state. They are to be exchanged
lor the old bonds, and the excess is to
be used in the construction of new lines.
The original bonds bear interest at 0 per
cent. .Tbe new ones will bear 5 percent,
ond will be placed on the market in New
York and London as soon as practicable.
Fire in an Asylum.
Philadelphia, Sept. 12. —Fire broke
out at noon in one of tbe outbuildings
of the Pennsylvania asylum for insane.
Tbe flames spread to the stables. A
large force of officers aided in removing
the inmates to a place of safety and the
f.ames were gotten under control alter a
hard struggle. Only a few thousand
dollars' damage was done.
Canada Cannot Comply.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The secretary
of the treasury haß been notified that
the Canadian government cannot adopt
an agreement for the inspection of im
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THE LAW A DEAD LETTER.
The Non-Enforcement of the
An Official Statement on the
Attorney-General Olney Shoulders
He Persists That There Are No Funds
for Its Knrorcement — Chinese
Elated Over the Admin
By tho Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 12.—The first au
thoritative statement issued by tbe offi
cials of the government in regard to the
Geary Chinese exclusion act since the
recent agitation concerning its enforce
ment or non-enforcement, waa made by
Attorney-General Olney today. It is as
"The.statement that any action haa
recently been taken by the president or
secretary of state relative to tbe non
enforcement of the sixth section of the
so-called Geary act, ia without founda
tion, /ill that has been done nines the
original instructions given concurrently
to the revenna officials and to marshals
and the deputies, by the secretary of the
treasury and the department of justice,
bas been done by this department.
"It having been held by Judge Robs
of California that warrants could issue
for violation of said sixth section on the
complaint of private individuals, and
complaints having been in fact made
and warrants issued in various inetancee,
marshals and their deputies have been
instructed that a warrant issued by tbe
court must be sen ad, and any orders for
deportation subsequently made in such
case, must be put into execution to tbe
extent of any funda available for that
"Deportations have not actually been
made, however, for this reason, In all
cases of warrants issued as above stated,
writs of habeas corpus have been applied
for, and being denied, appeals have been
taken from such denial. In tbat state
of things, rule 32 of the United States
supreme court, expressly authorized by
statute, forbids any change of custody
pending appeal. Tbe language is:
'Pending an appeal from tbe final decis
ion of any any court or judge declining
to grant a writ of habeas corpus, tho
prisoner ohntl-jrot iwrdis
turbed.' • The result is, that in all cases
of the kind reierred, the parties
in the custody of a marshal
or his deputies at a time when
appeals are takon from orders refusing
writs of habeas corpus, must continue
in euch custody pending such appeal,
aud can be deported, if at all, only after
the judgment upon such appeals is in
favor of thia government."
Vice-President Stevenson laid before
the senate today a letter from the sec
retary of the treasury stating that there
was available on the 7th instant for the
enforcement of the Chinese exclusion
Tho Granting or Warrants for Chinamen
to Be Opposed.
San Francisco, Sept. 12. — United
Statea District Attorney Garter has re
ceived instructions from Attorney-Gen
eral Olney to oppose the issue of war
rants for tbe arrest of Chinese, and to
issue no warrants himself. When war
rants are issued by the court and Chi
nese are ordered deported. Garter will
ask for a cessation of proceedings until
there are sufficient funds available to
carry out the provisions of the Geary
act. The Chinese here feel greatly
elated over yesterday's announcement
of the administration's policy in delay
ing the operation of the Geary act.
Arrests Refused at Portland.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 12. —A commit
tee from tbe central labor council
waited upon the United States officials
thia afternoon for the purpose of se
curing the arrest of several Chinamen
nnder the provisions of the Geary act.
They met with refusal, as the federal
authorities were unwilling to proceed
without funds or the co-operation of the
district attorney, whose orders are ad
verse to euch proceedings.
Proceedings at San Bernardino.
San Bernardino, Sept. 12. —Deputy
United Statee Marshal jamee Faris haa
warrants for the arrest of 10 Chinamen
of this city under the Geary act, which
will be served tbis week.
WITHOUT A CANDIDATE.
Collin Refuses the Prohibition Nomina
tion for Governor of lowa.
Das Moines, la., Sept. 12.—L. S. Col
fin, nominated for governor by the Citi
zens' State Prohibition convention,
today wrote a letter declining tbe nomi
nation on account of bis belief oi the
impossibility of a separate party achiev
ing anything for prohibition, and fur
ther because he considers it necessary
for the Republicans to be united this
year. Leaving that party now, on ac
count of its temperance resolution,
would insure the success of the party of
saloons, and thus work irreparable inju
ry. The third party people will now
probably select Bennett Mitchell, who
was eecond choice.
Rome, Bept, 12.—A mob of Italians at
tacked Hungarian peasants at Delay eea
and tried to burn tbe town hall. The
riot was quelled by troops, after 25 men
woundod. The trouble was caused by
Prize Fighters Indicted.
iuitiLAAu, Gic, oopi. 12, —Biiiy Ma
han of Ban Francisco and Duke Evans
have been indicted by the grand jury
for engaging in a prize fight.
Conn band instruments. Agency at
SKIPPED OR MURDERED?
Irmit Kern Mimed by Hit Creditors In
Pasadena, Sept. 12.—Ernest Kern, "a
German gardener, employed at the resi
dence of a prominent citizen, mysteri
ously disappeared August 23d, and has
not been heard of since. He was about
CO years old, but appeared yonnger; had
traveled a great deal; was well informed
and adept at his profession. He claimed
that he worked a long time for ex-Gov
ernor Brown of California. He stated
that he was laet employed atSntropark,
San Francisco. He was last seen in Los
Angeles with a roll of bills. Some think
be has met with foul play, but the gen
eral impression is that be left home to
avoid paying numerous bills.
SMITH WILL KKCOVKK.
The Unfortunate Los Angelea Jurist Not
Chicago, Sept. 12.—The surgeons at
the Mercy hospital tonight report Judge
B. N. Smith of Los Angeles, who was
injured by an electric car yesterday, as
greatly improving and there is every
reason to think now that he will recover
nnlesa some unforeseen complication in
Bike Records Lowered.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 12.—Tyler
lowered hia own record for one mile
in competition today to 2:10 25.
Bangor lowered the record to 2:08 1-5 in
the third beat of the same race. In the
two-milo handicap Bangor reduced John
son's world's record of 4:47 2-5 in com
petition to 4:45 1-5. The last quarter
was covered in 29 seconde.
A RATE WAR ON DECK.
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC AND
SANTA FE LOCK HORNS.
Each Claims That the Other Has Blade
a Four-Dollar Cut on the Through
Rate Bast—Further Reduc
Chicago, Sept. 12.—The Southern Pa
cific railroad has notified its connec
tions east and north that tbe Southern
California, the California end of tbe
Santa Fe system, has made a $4 cut in
the through rate east, and threatens an
other cut if the Southern Pacific meets
the rate. The Southern Pacific aßks its
connections to pro rate with it in any
cuts that may be made. The Santa Fe
claims the Southern Pacific made tho
first cut by offering to carry members of
the Loa Angeles chamber of commerce
cast, via Sah Francisco, at the same
rate as the direct lines proposed to
make, practically a $4 cut. A lively
war is promised.
Wool Alen Protest Against a Redaction
or the Doty.
Washington, Sept, 12. —A large dele
gation of wool men appeared before tbe
ways and means committee today.
Charles H. Clark of Philadelphia, repre
senting the Manufacturers' club, said he
believed the depression affecting manu
factures to be due in part to the appre
hension entertained by manufacturers
that there would be a fulfillment of tbe
threat of radical changes in the duties
on imported materials. Manufacturers
were afraid to buy. Many mills had
ceased operations completely; a much
greater were running upon short time.
Many had already been compelled to re
duce wages. He expressed tbe opinion
tbat relief may be afforded immediately
by tbe assurance that the committee
would not assail the tariff law in such a
manner as to expose manufacturers to
unequal competition from Europeans
working with a lower wage scale.
S. N*. D. North of Boston read resolu
tions adopted by the National Wool
Manufacturers' association, which laud
ed the McKinley bill and deprecated the
passage of any measure to reduce the
tariff schedules on wool.
Theodore Justice'of Philadelphia as
sumed tiiat it was the intention of the
committee to put wool on the free list,
and anticipated that such action would
destroy the second largest agricultural
industry in the country. He declared
tbat tbe cost of transporting wool from
one portion of tbis country to another
was 12 per cent greater than the cost of
transportation from foreign countries to
America. He said tbe woolen mills
throughout the country were being
closed daily, and attributed it to tbe
fact tbat President Cleveland bad said
tbat within a few mouths wool would
be placed on the free list.
A Long Yacht Bass,
London, Sept. 12.—The Navahoe and
Britannia started at noon in a race for
the Brenton's reef cup, won in the
United States in 1885 by the British
cutter Geneva. The course was 120
The Navahoe rounded the stake boat
at Cherbourg at 5:12 this evening, and
the Britannia followed her 20 seconds
later. The yachts had not finished at
California Wants to Be Heard.
San Fbancisco, Sept. 12.—The state
board of trade adopted a resolution to
day appointing Col. John P. Irish a com
mittee to urge the committee on ways
and means of the national bouse of rep
resentatives to defer action on tbe tariff
relating to fruits until a California dele
gation could be heard from.
Mitchell Given a Send-Off.
London, Sept. 12.—A benefit was given
Charley Mitchell in St. James hall to
night. He said if Corbett is as sincere
as he is, there surely will be a fight.
Mitchell leaves for the United States to
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A POSSIBLE COMPROMISE
The Repeal Bill May Yet B
Senator Faulkner Formulate,
Debate on the Silver Question Goes
on in the Senate.
Mitchell of Oregon Make* a Speech,
Teller Talke Some More and
Stewart Again Obtain*
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Sept, 12.—Developments
tonight indicate that there is to be an
early effort to put through the senate
an amendment to the repeal bill of the
nature outlined by Senator Faulkner,
in bis speech a few days ago. Speaking
upon tbe subject tonight, Faulkner said
he would prepare and probably intro
duce an amendment within tha next day
or two, possibly tomorrow. It will pro
vide for the purchase and coinage of
$3,000,000 worth of silver per month
until the silver circulation in this conn
try shall amount to $800,000,000, and for
the retirement of all paper currency less
than $20. The proposition haa de
veloped considerable strength.
A GRAND FIZZLE.
Small Attendance at the Businessmen'!
Washington, Sept. 12.—The national
congress of businessmen met today. One
hundred representatives of the boards of
the principal cities were present. D. R.
James of New York called the assem
blage to order, saying the object of tho
meeting was to call for the immediate
repeal of the purchasing clause of the
Sherman act, and to consider the finan
cial interests of the country. B. H.
Warner, of Washington, was chosen
The atiendance was rather disappoint
ing, scarcely one-tenth of those who re
sponded to the invitation sent out by
the New York board of trade and trans
portation coming. However, at tbe
time the invitations were sent out the
monetary stringency had not developed.
The invitation announced tbe object of
the meeting to be the diecuseion of tbe
financial interest of tho country, and to
nek ths national congress to repeal the
Sherman act, Mr. Warner in his ad
dress spoke of this, and said it was also
intended to ask congress for the appoint
ment of a national non-partisan com
mission to consider future financial
Kx-GovernorStannard of Missouri waa
selected president of tbe meeting, and a
vice-president was chosen from each of
the states represented.
When the committee on resolutions
reported, an effort was made to bitch on
a free silver clause in place of the anti
silver section, but the attempt was a
The resolutions declare that failure to
repeal the purchase clause of the Sher
man law will plunge the business inter
ests of the conntry into a more serious
crisis than that from which they are
now beginning to emerge. *
Thßatpreeident is authorized, if he
deems it necessary in the future, to call
another conventionjto continue the work
After disposing of other matters, the
congress adjourned sine die.
Mitchell and Other* niacins the Silver
Washington, Sept. 12. — The vice
president laid before the senate today a
letter from tbe treasury department ia
relation to the redemption of silver cer
tificates. It stated that $1,273,267 notes
provided for by the Sherman aot were
redeemed in silver coin during August, 1
1892; that $174,061,242 (coinage value)
of silver bullion purchased under the
act and subject to coinage, is now held
in the treasury.
In reply to a resolution Secretary Car
lisle also sent to the senate a statement .
to tbe effect tbat during August and the
first seven days ot September, ihe de- i
partment redeemed in silver coin
$1,473,874 in treasury notes ; that only '
$36,087,185 silver had been coined under
tho law, and that no paper money waa
redeemed by the payment of gold since
the 4th of March except gold certificates
tbat bad been cancelled.
Stewart's resolution for a committee to
ascertain whether any senator was
financially interested in any national
bank went over till tomorrow.
The repeal bill was taken up, and
Mitchell of Oregon addressed the senate
against the bill.
While Mitchell was speaking, Stewart
called attention to the absence of a
quorum. The roll was called and 53
Mitchell resumed his speech. lis ;
favored tree coinage and said while ha j
would be willing as a last resort to '
change the ratio in order to secure free :
coinage, he believed it should be de
creased to 15' to 1.
Mitchell dwelt upon tbe surpassing
importance of the question which con
fronted congress, and discussed the
cause which produced tbe recent die- '
tressed condition of the country. He
maintained that the Sherman law was
in no degree responsible for it, and yet
its repeal was to be brought about be- -
cause of tbe clamor from tbe banking ,
interests. There was no danger of the .
United States becoming the dumping j
ground for foreign silver. It waa
needed for money purposes and could
not be spared.
Mitchell referred to the disastrous
effects of the depreciation of silver on
ihe interests oi the larmers. Tbe
money changers of Lombard street and
the unconscionable stock gamblers of
Wall street waited with ill-concealed :
anxiety the result of the vote tbat
would increase by half the purchasing
sece? ci r»W an. put dor* m lik» nra ~