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FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH.
BRNCALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATH
ER; SI.KIHTI.Y COOLER; VARIA
VOL. XLI. NO 16.
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LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1893.
WENT ASHORE IN A FOG.
A Marine Disaster at the
The City of New York Aground
at Bonita Point.
She Is High on the Bocks and Will
be a Total Loss.
Great Consternation Among the Chines"
Passengers—All Safely Takea
off —Her Valuable Cargo
By tlie Associated Presi.
San Francihco, Oct. 2(s.—The Pacific
Mail Steamship company's steamer City
of Mew York went ashore this evening
in a dense fog and will probably be a
total lose. She is bard and fast on the
rocks at Point Bonita, with eight feet of
water in her hold. She tailed for China
1 and Japan at 3:30 o'clock tbia afternoon
and went down the bay under a fall
head of steam. The fog was very thick,
and in a few minutes the big steamer
was lost sight of. About 5 o'clock tbe
booming ot cannon could be heard and
signal rockets were seen as they burst
above the fog. At first it wos not known
what vessel was in distress, and it was
thought it might be tbe Monowai, due
today from Australia. Later it was as
certained it was the City of New York.
Tlie steamer was in command of Capt.
F. 11. Johnson and in charge of Pilot
Sevenon. She carried a large cargo of
flour and a large passenger list, includ
ing 200 Chinese. When the ship struck
tbe rocks the Chinese in the steerage
set tip a howl and intense confusion
The latest advices from the wreck
state that tbe steamer went on tbe rocka
at full speed, and the numerous tugs
which rushed to her assistance could
not pull her off, she has eight feet of
; water in her hold. All the passenger*
have heon taken off and will be brought
back to the city.
The City of New York was built at
Chester, Pa., in 1875, but was practi
cally rebuilt a few years ago. She wae
of 3019.56 gross tonnage, 339 feet long.
40 feet 2 inches beam and 20 feet 5
There is very little wind tonight and
tugs will stand by the stranded ship all
night. Should a wind come up she will
soon go to pieces. The ship is valued
Point Bonita is the rocky promontory
. — spasm tv yu j,. ot tM tISrJ, Bt
the enllkmc* t» tn„ i<»ars, ana IB
regarded as most dangerous by naviga
tors. Half a do/.on vessels have come to
grief on it during the past 12 months.
; The hark Lurhne went ashore there,
and the bark J. D. Sprockets was barely
saved by a steamer. The ship Spinney
broke away from togs there and went up
the coast where she was wrecked.
The vessel must have got close in
shore in the fog bb she was passing out,
and tbe tide carrying her off her course
threw her on tbe rocks. Although there
was great confusion among tbe passen
gers, tbe officers and men were very cool
and soon allayed tbe panic.
Tbe City of New York is a compart
; ment ship, and the latest reports say
i there is no water fore and aft, but eight
leet of water amidships. The water ia
up into tbe fire room. Before the sig
nals of distress brought assistance from
San Francisco, the passengers were
landed at Point Bonita by tbe ship's
boats and life saving crews from Golden
Gate and Fort Point stations. About
thia time Captain Johnson decided to
jettison tbe cargo and save as much as
possible. He dispatched the third
officer and a crew of six Chinese sailors
in a small boat, directing them to row
to San Francisco for tugs and lighters,
but the crew could make no headway
against tbe strong tide, and were swept
back. Another boat's crew, in com
mand of the purser, was picked up by a
tug and brought here.
A reporter just in on a tug from the
wreck reports the City of New York
lying with her head to the westward,
broadside upon the rocks. She is lying
over on tbe port eide and three or four
big boles are efove in her bottom. The
veßßel will be a total loss. The tide is
receding and she is now high upon the
rocks and the surf is pounding her.
There is not much wind, however, or
very little swell. The tugs now hover
ing about the wreck could possibly pull
the Bteamer from the rocks, but it would
be listless, as it is certain she wonld go
to the bottom. Though the steamer is
doomed, it is believed she will bold to
gether until the cargo caa be jettisoned,
unless a heavy sea comes on. Her cargo
is canned stuff and general merchandise,
valued at $200,000. She also carried a
considerable amount of treasure.
At 11:30 tonight it is reported there is
no hope of saving the wrecked steamer.
She is spiked fast upon the rocks, and
cannot be moved. In attempting to
float the vessel much of the cargo was
thrown overboard into the sea, no effort
being made to save it. Thousands of
Backs of flour were wasted. The bullion
and mails were saved.
The New York's merchandise cargo
waß valued at $130,000, and she carried
$190,000 of treasure. There were only
two cabin paesengers, one a boy and the
other tbe Chinese consul at Havana,
who was returning home. The ship is
valued at abont $400,000.
At 1 o'clock this (Friday) morning,
when the tide was at tbe highest point
six tugs tried vainly to pull the City of
New York off the rocks. They pulled
and strained but the big ship did not
move. Tbe attempt was given up un
til daylight, when the New York will be
pumped out with powerful wrecking
pumps. After 200 tons of the cargo,
mostly flour, had been thrown overboard
tonight, orders were received to leave
ihe remainder in the vessel.
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Fire In the Nebraska Penitentiary—No
Loss of Life.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 26.—A fire which
caused a great scare in the city, through
rumors of heavy loss of life, but happily
unattended by iatalities, broke out in
the enclosure of the state penitentiary,
in the manufacturing buildings of the
institution, about 6 o'clock this evening.
It had its origin in the foundry room,
spread rapidly and entirely consumed
the room, as well bb the ones in which
are the range worko and harness shops.
There was some anxiety among the con
victs, but they were not in tbe slight
est danger, and Warden Beemer piovided
for their transfer to another part of the
building. The loss falls heaviest on the
Btate which owned the buildings and
part of tlie furnishings. It is estimated
that the loss is £50.000, entirely unin
sured. The Western Manufacturing
company, tho Lincoln Range woika and
Backetaff brothers who operate the
harneoa shops, lose in the aggregate
something like $50,000, nearly fully
insured. The fire was under control at ;
RAN INTO A SINK HOLE.
A Fatal Train Dl.aater Near Hamburg,
Hamburg, Mch., Oct. 26.—Laat night
a freight train on the Toledo, Ann Arbor
and North Michigan road ran into a sink
hole near here. The engine was ditchod
and two cara of oil and three cara of coal
were piled on top of it, taking fire and
1 are still burning. Engineer Beauiieu,
| Fireman Albers and Head Brakeman
! Milligan were buried in the wreck, and
j doubtless burned to a crisp.
A DESIRABLE LOCATION
FOUND FOR THE SOUTHERN
At the Midwinter Falr-Jutge Silent
Remains In San Franclaco to
Complete the Final Ar
San Francisco, Oct. 26. —The midwin
ter lair committee from the southern
part of the state did not all go home on
Wednennay evening, but left Jndge
Silent of Los Angeles behind to make
the final arrangements, if possible,
about a location for the Southern Cali
fornia building. The location most de
sirable in the eyes of the Southern Cali
fornians is the high ground juat between
and a little back of the horticultural
aud fine arts buildings. This is one of
the finest locations in the exposition
*T""*H* They propose to plant pepper,
tries which they wiit »*art*ln bo»«# and
have growing in excellent shape by the
tbe time tbe gates are opened.
COMING TO CALIFORNIA.
Mrs. V. 8. Grant to Sprint the Winter at
Santa Barbara, Oct. 26.—1t was an
nounced today that Mrs. Grant, widow
of General Grant, has engaged apart
ments at the Arlington hotel. She will
arrive November 2d and spend the win
ter in Santa Barbara. It is stated that
Mrs. Grant will remain in California
two years. She will be accompanied by
her son Ulysßes and his family.
New York, Oct. 26.—Mrs. U. S. Grant
left today for California, accompanied
by "Buck" Grant and his family. Mrs.
Grant will spend the winter with her
son Jesse Grant.
New York, Oct. 26. —Tbe Chicago and
St. Louis special train which drew out
of the Pennsylvania railroad depot in
Jersey City this afternoon had attached
to it the private car Maßcotte, in which
was Mtb. U. S. Grant with ber party,
bound for California, where they will
sp6nd the winter on the ranch of Jesse
The Atchison Auuuhi Meeting Passed
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 26.—Tha annual
meeting of the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe road was held here this morn
ing. It was very brief, as everything
was harmonious. President Reinhart's
annual report, showing an increase in
the net earning over tho previous year,
was very gratifying. The board of di
rectors was re-elected, and they in turn
re-elected the old officers. The annual
report ehowed «n increase in groBS
earnings of $3 3F6,480; the operating
expenses increased *2 436 398; the net
earnings increased $948,088.
GRAND TRUNK WRECK.
The Coroner's luiiueat Adjourned to
Battle Creek, Mich., Oct. 26 — The
coroner today adjourned the inquest in
the Grand Trunk wreck until November
Bth in order to give Lawyer Hurlburt
time to investigate Borne testimony he
expects to produce in behalf of Conduc
tor Scott, who is now willing to go on
the stand. The body of Mrs. S. D.
Wood of Cato, N. V., has been posi
tively identified. This body is the one
sent to Edwardeburg as Mrs. E, A.
A DRUNK'S AWAKENING.
It Caused Injury to Two Men and the
Death of Hlmseir.
Boston, Oct. 26.—0n the top floor of a
tenement house a man named Warsofeky,
while drunk, woke from a doze and be
gan firing, wounding John Glass and
Simon Marteleou, and then shot himself
and jumped out of the window, and was
dashed to death. It is thought he wae
insane from business troubles.
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Perfecta Face Croam; safe and sure,
For sale by A. K. l/.ttleooy, druggist,
oil Soush Spring street.
Conn band instruments. Agency at
Fitzgerald's,cor. Spring' and Franklin sts.
THE SITUATION IN BRAZIL.
Stanton's Recall Received
Mello Recognized by All the
The Insurgent Fleet Said to Be in
An Effort Abont to Be Made to Run
the Gauntlet of the Forta at
Rio—Arms Shipped to
By tho Associated Press.
New York, Oct. 20.— The Herald's
Montevideo advices from Rio say the
! report tbat Admiral Stanton of the
' United SU':os cruiser Newark was de
j tached aud ordered to Waßhington for
i saluting Admiral Mello and paying an
official, call on the leader or the insur
gents, was received with surprise. He
reports that from the outbreak of tbe
' revolution Admiral Meilo bas received
] recognition from the ships of the foreign
nations in the harbor of Rio. All tbe
! commanders of foreign was chips have
exchanged frank and courteous notes
' with him. The revolution in the south
|is gaining headway. The rebel forceß
| under General Tavares are prosecuting
I the siege with vigor.
REDKLS IN HARD STRAITS.
Paris, Oct. 26.—A special delegate of
Brazil received a dispatch from Rio
dated October 25tb, 8 p. m., which says:
The insurgent vessels are scarcely able
to move, from the fact that they are in
need of extensive repairs. Their bot
toms are foul and their supply of coal ia
almost exhausted. The vesssls are com
pelled to remain in the lower part of the
bay in order to avoid the lire of the
forte, which remain loyal to the govern
ment. Reportß are current tbat Admi
ral de Mello. despairing of making any
further progress about Rio, has made
every preparation to run the gauntlet of
tbe forts at the entrance of the harbor,
with tbe intention of joining issue with
the insurgents in the southern prov
inces. The town of Nictheroy, the sur
render of which has been repeatedly
announced, continues to make heroic
resistance to the rebel squadron.
The Brazilian delegate adds that tbe
land force at tbe disposal of President
Peixoto is numerous, well disciplined,
and that they are able and willing to de
' fend the lawful government against the
common enemy. The delegate declares
| that that Braz'tiiaii government has tha
support of all the states of the union.
! The Brazilian minister states officially
that the city of Rio de Janeiro is per
fectly tranquil, and business is being
transacted as usual.
ARMS FOR TAE IIELI.IGEBENTS.
New York, Oct 26 —There ia every
indication that the Brazilian govern
ment intends something warlike. The
Brazilian admiral, Mannity, is hovering
about here on mysterious business, and
the great Winchester gun works are
running night and day and a big order
will be shipped next week, either for tbe
rebels or tbe government. I'hey also
have a $200,000 order with the Hotch
kisa Gun company, to be shipped next
Tbe same firm which has been pur
chasing arms to be shipped to Brazil
has purchased the vessel El Cid, of tbe
Morgan fleet. The price paid is said te
be over $500,000.
A NEW FOREIGN minister.
Buenos Ayres, Oct. 26. —News from
Rio de Janeiro Btates that Caeslano Nas
eiemento has been appointed Brazilian
minister of foreign affairs.
A Rousing Reception Oiven the Visitors
Marseilles, Oct. 26.—Thia old sea
port is in holiday attire in honor of the
Hussions on the way from Paris to Tou
lon. The streets are packed with people
and the utmost enthusiasm prevails
everywhere. The Bbipping in tho har
bor is covered with bunting. Even
some of the Italian societies have deco
rated their headquarters in honor of the
The visitors were banqueted by the
municipal authorities and afterwards
took a stroll through the streets and
were everywhere greeted with enthusi
asm. A battle of flowers arranged for
this evening was marred by a heavy
rainstorm. The Russian officers left at
midnight for Toulon. The journey to
the Btation was attended by great en
thusiasm on the part oi tbe populace.
THE DEATH WATCH.
Or. Vincent* Last Night on Earth Waa a
.« Steeples* One.
Fresno, Oct. 26 —Dr. F. O. Vincent,
wbo is to be executed at noon tomorrow
for tbe murder of his wife, passed a
rather sleepless night. He spent the
greater portion of tbe night talking with
the death watch. Two men were put
over him last night, instead of one as
heretofore, in order fo guard him better.
Hia mother spent the greater portion of
tbe day with him. She is deeply
affected by the terrible situation of her
son and receives tbe sympathy denied
A BUOEKIKHEK'S PECULATIONS,
Tlie C>im uf » St. Lonln Hat Company's
Bt. Louis, Mo., Oct. 26.—This evening
the Rainwater-Draford hat company
made a general assignment. The assign
ment was precipitated by the discovery
that tbe firms bookkeeper, Louis J.
Bil va was a defaulter in a sum over $100,
-000. His peculations txteuded over a
period of tour yesrs. He is missing.
Tbe assets of the company are placed at
$300,000. No statement is possible to
night, tnt the liabilities will probably
exceed tbe assets,
A LONG VOYAGE.
From Pittsburg, Pa., to the North Arctic
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 26. —Captain
Aaron Kingston of California and a
party of 10 left Pittsburg today in three
small vessels, tbeir objective point being
Herrell island, in the North Arctic
Ocean, 200 miles north of where the
Jeanette was lost. The boats are not
much larger than an ordinary skiff, but
Captain Kingston ia confident of the suc
cess of the expedition. From Pittsburg
the expedition will go to New Orleans,
then through the Gulf of Mexico to the
eastern coast of South America and to
Cape Horn; up the coast to the Bering
sea and the straits and into the Arctic
bbbB. In the party is Csp'.ain King
ston's wife, his brother-in-law, C. K.
Spangel and wife. They expect to be
gone a year.
PANIC IN A CIRCUS.
A Dun Kills h Homo nmt Kadly Injures
N«w York, Oct. 26.—Wallace, tbe big
lion belonoinir to Uostock'a Australian
circus, today escaped from his cage and
mangled and killed a horse and badly
nj ured his owner, I r ink liostock. Two
women and two children, who were in
the building, were rescued with diffi
culty by being taken through the hay
loft floor. There was a scene of wild
contusion, am! the other animals in the
building were frantic with fear, their
yells adding additional tenor to the
ecene. After three hours' stubborn re
sistance, the lion tamer and four assist
ants, with the aid of irons heated to a
white heat, succeeded in getting tbe
lion into his cage and securely confined.
THE NEW TARIFF BILL.
A ROUGH DRAFT SUBMITTED TO
It Sticks Closely to the Principle or
Tariff fw lie venue Only aud
O.nta Ins Some Very
Washington, Oct. 26.—1t is under
stood tbat a rough draft of the proposed
tariff bill is nosy in the hands of Pres
ident Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle
for perusal. Some features of the bill
are radical. The Springer free wool bill
which pasted the house last congress,
ib incorporated into the bill practically
without change. There is to be a radi
cal cut made in the glass schedule. There
will be a considerable enlargement of
the free list by the addition of raw ma
terial, and a heavy cat in all duties
which are not properly revenue duties.
The idea oi tariff ior revenue only is ad
hered to quite closely, but this applica
tion may not be made to coal and iron
ore, which go on the free list, and
there is a very considerable shaving
down of the entire iron and Bteel sched
ule. The tax on whisky will be in
creased not above 20 cents. An increase
in tbe beer tax is practically decided on.
The sub-committee have not quite made
up their minds on the sugar question,
but they have practically determined
not to try to get any revenue out of
sugar. Tbe sugar bounty will go, how
ever. Either an income tax or an in
heritance tax will be provided to in
crease the revenues.
They Denounce the deary Law aa Brntal
Elgin, 111., 26 —At today's ses
sion of the American Missionary asso
ciation, resolutions were also adopt
ed denouncing the Ueary law as
inhuman, brutal and incon
sistent with the inalienable rights
of man. An appeal for Indian missions
brought a liberal response. Ac tbe
business meeting, Merrill E. Gatea,
LL. !>., of Massachusetts waa elected
president. The next meeting will
probably be held at Newbury port, Mass.
AH HAM AND AH HINU.
The Former Mnrdored the Latter With
Cmco, Cal., Oct. 26. —A Chinaman,
Ah Ham murdered his countryman Ah
Hing, yesterday afternoon on the Karl
& Stansbury ranch, three miles east of
Cbico. Ham was a cook and when
Hing entered the kitchen, Ham sprang
at bim with a butcherknife, making
four cuts, tbe last of which proved fatal.
The murderer bad been employed as
a cook for several weeks on the ranch
and was thought to be crazy. Ham has
not been found and is supposed to be in
hiding in Chinatown in this city.
A CONVICI'S HOPE.
Ha Thinks Hypnotism Will Help Him
to Obtain a Pardon.
Chicago, Oct. 26. —George Painter, an
alleged wife murderer, sentenced to be
banged December 15th, says lie thinks
hypnotism will help him to secure a
pardon. He declares a man in a hyp
notic state must tell the truth and act
just aa he did on the occasion he was
questioned about. Painter hopes Gov
ernor Alfgeld will permit him to submit
to experiments with a view to securing
A Fatal Explosion.
St. Paul, Oct. 28.—8y an explosion
this morning in the sulphate mill* at
Ashland, Wis., Joseph Herrin, Charles
Burdick and T. Westing were fatally
burned. Joseph Riener, Alonxo Bur
dick and George Constance were seri
Kteorri Knees Postponed.
Terhb Haute, Ind., Oot. 26.—Rain to
day rendered necessary the postpone
ment of the record races.
All desiring a correct fit and first-class
work in merchant tailoring call on H.
A. Getz, 112 West Third street.
Ladies' hata cleaned, dyed, reshaped
and trimmed. California Straw Works,
264 South Main street, opposite Third.
THE MIDWINTER FAIR.
THE I.OS ANOELES COMITIT
TEE riAKINa PREPARATIONS
TO SHOW THE COUNTY UP IN
ALL ITS GLORY.
PRICE FIVE CENTs.
THE REPEAL PROGRAMME.
Only One More Day to Be De
voted to Debate.
Voting on Amendments to Take
The Bill Itself to Come to a Vote
Its Effect on the Elections In Virginia.
New York and Maaaachusetts Con.
By ll:o Associated Press.
Wasuingto.v, Oct. 26 —The pro
gramme of the managers of tbe repeal
bill in the senate is to get to voting
some time tomorrow on the amendments
to the bill, finish on Saturday, and vote
on the bill itself Monday. The opiuion
prevails in the senate that the house
will pass the bill when it is sent over
with very little delay. Whether there
shall be a recegs then or an adjourn
ment will depend on the committee on
ways and means. Ii the Democratic
members of that committee are of the
opinion tbat the tariff bill will be in
shape for presentation before the time
for the beginning of the regular session,
recess is more probable than adjourn
ment. Otherwise an adjournment will
A well-defined report was in circula
tion about tbe capitot today tbat there
had been an effort made to have tbe
Democratic managers in the senate
postpone voting until after tbe Virginia
election. It appears that the Virginia
Populists have made their fight almost
entirely upon the silver issue, and have
made such headway as to render tbe
Democratic managers somewhat un
easy. But when it was represented
that the immediate passage of the bill
would have a good effect in Massachu
setts and New York, it was thought
best to let the bill take its course.
Senator Power spent a considerable
portion of tbe day in gathering facts
concerning the silver bullion in the
treasury, with a view of getting sup
port ior an amendment to the repeal
bill providing for the coinage of this
bullion, which will be offered by him
self or some other silver senator. He
find there in sufficient bullion stored to
make $13-1,000,0(10 if coined. He thinks
there would be but little objection to its
being coined, especially in view of the
fact that the seigniorage of this silver,
abont $154,000,000, would fnrnisb the
money necessary to enpply the threat
ened deficit in tbe treasury. He has
been canvassing the proposition some
what among the senators and finds it
meets with favor generally among the
silver men. There is a feeling, however,
among the silver Democrats that the bill
should not be amended in any way at
their instance, so tbe administration
may have all tbe praise and all the
blame for it when it shall become a
Senator Sherman says he has no in
tention to offer an amendment to tbe
repeal bill for the issue of $200,000,000
bonda to strengthen the gold reserve.at
this session. At tbe regular session,
however, he will introduce a bill for
tbat purpose. It is tbe general opinion
that a bond amendment to the present
bill would not pass, an lit might en
danger tbe paasage-of the bill itself.
Peffer denies that the Populists in
tend to filibuster against repeal.
Prayer for tha Dead Ch*»plaln~Debata
on the Bankruptcy Kill.
Washington, Oct. 26.—The house
opened with prayer tnis morning by
Rev. Smitbson of thia city. Ha referred
feelingly to tha death of Cnaplain
Samuel W. Haddawny this moruiug.
Resolutiona of regret at hia death, and
appointing a coaimitiee to attend the
funeral, were adopted.
The aonate amendment to the joint
resolution extending the acknowledge
ments of the United States to foremn
governments for participation in the
Columbian fair was adopted.
A joint resolution 10 abandon the
present method of having l> lis and reso
lutiona engrossed and unrolled by hand,
and to have them printed instead, was
The discussion of tbe bankruptcy biil
waa resumed, lioatner of Louisiana tak
ing the lloor.
Kyle of Mississippi opposed the bill.
Warner of New York supported the
Brosiua of Pennsylvania spoke in favor
of tbe bill and, at the conclusion of hia
lematks, the house adjourned.
fr quire Argues fur Hln ttnnd A mend meet
to tile Kepeul Kill.
Washington, Oct. 26. —When the Ben
ate reconvened today the repeal bill waa
taken up and the vice-president stated
the question to be on tbe amendment
offered by Peffer reviving the coinage
law of 1837. Teller resumed his epeeHa
againßt the bill.
Teller, without finishing, yielded the
door to Squire, who spoke in favor of
his amendment to the repeal bill, of
which he gave notice October 10th.
Squire said in offering the amendment
he Bought to find the middle of tbe road,
which ie the path of eaiety. Originally
ho had been for repeal and there he
stood now. There was timidity abouc
acting on the subject of a bond issue
(authority for which he had no doubt
existed) when if action had been taken
be believed the present panic would
have been averted. Who feared an
electioneering cry when danger to hia
country confronted him? The credit of
a great nation involved that of every
institution and individual in it.
Why, asked Squire, should r-«t the
United States obtain $$20,000"*,00 or
$300,000,000, mostly from abroad, at a
low rate of interest? Bringing eomneh