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ERN CALIFORNIA: OCCASIONAL
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LOS ANGELES? FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1893.
THE CRIMINAL CALENDAR.
Chris Evans Guilty of First
His Penalty Fixed at Life Im
Dramatic Incidents at Murderer
The Portland Conspiracy Oases—Pros
rasa of tha Monson Trial—The
Cough lin Case— Three Mur
By the Associated Press.
Frk.sno, Deo. 14.—The jury in the case
of Chris Evana returned a verdict of
guilty of murder in tbe first degree,
with the penalty fixed at imprisonment
At 9 o'clock the jury came into court
by error, having been informed that
Judge Harris wanted them. They re
ported tbat an agreement had not been
reached, and they again went to tbeir
At 10 o'clock they came in with their
verdict. Evans and wife were already
in tbe court room and all eyes turned
toward them. When the jury entered
tbe courtroom, Evans turned deathly
pale and remained atill with a steady
forward gnze, not uttering a word when
the verdict waa announced.
Mre. Evane accompanied her husband
to jail, but jaet when she entered the
jail door ehe fainted and waa in a crit
ical condition for more than an hour.
Tbe general public is pleased with tbe
verdict. Lawyer Hinds,who made an
able defense for Evana, will ask for a
new trial, but it ia hardly probable tbat
it will be granted.
Coavlot Blum's Damaging; Testimony
Against Hia Partusra,
Portland. Ore., Dec. 14. —In tbe con
spiracy trial today tbe assistant post
muster testified that 0, J. Mulkey, one
cf tbe defendants, rented a box in the
Tacoma oflice under the name of Oliver
Blum was tben recalled. Much of his
testimony was a repetition of that
already given, but more in detail.
Blum teatitiod that the |50 per Chinese
landed, which, according to arrange
ment, wua to be paid to Collector of
Customs Lotan, was for the most part
paid by Blum to Whitney Lf Boise,
chairman of the atate central commit
tee, who banded it over to Lotan, When
the Merchants' steamßhip company quit
business, it owed Lotsn about $4000.
Blum estimated the amount of money
paid by bim to Collector Lotan at about
Blum also testified tbat be paid Thos.
Jordan, captain of cnatoma inspectors,
$1000 during the brief time he was in
on tbe deal.
A number of letters from Blum and
Dunbar to Wilaon, their agent at Vic
toria, B. C, containing allusions to
shipping Chinese, were introduced.
Blum ebowed memoranda of transac
tion in Chinese and opium baainesa be
tween January 10 and January 20, li".'!.
Among the items of receipts and expi u
diturea mentioned in tbe memoranda
are the following: Paid Lotan $150;
paid Lotan $500; paid Boise $350; paid
Boise $250; paid Lotan $250; paid Mul
Ilium stated that Dunbar had left in
hia hande a check drawn in favor of
Boise for $500, which he took up and
paid in caßh.
('ross-examination of Blum tben be
gan. The defense attempted to show
tbat Blum waß induced to turn state's
evidence by the promiaeof immunity on
tbe part of the government.
THE MONSON CASE.
Proceedings In the Celebrnted Edlnburg
Edinburgh, Dec. 14.—At the Monson
trial today expert testimony waa intro
duced. Gunmaker McNaughton gave
deductions from the wounds in the head
of the dead man and bullet markß on
the trees near by, and told of experi
ments in shooting at various distances
and unifies at dead bodies at the morgue
under the aupervißion of doctora. Pho
tographe of the results were shown.
Counsel for the defense stigmatized the
experiments as a ghast.lv job.
Dr. Littlejohn testified aa to the re
sults of the post mortem examination.
He said the fatal shot was fired at a die
tance of nine feet and could not havo
been fired by Hambrongh himself.
Dr. McMillan, who made out the cer
tificate of accidental death, and wrote
the Mutual Life of New York that the
lieutenant died by his own hand, testi
fied that after co doing he concluded he
bad been too hasty.
McLean, district manager of the Mu
tual Life of New York, testified that Mr.
and Mr>. Monson called upon him and
said a young gentleman who was coming
into a fortune of £200,000 wished
to purchaße an eatate, and Mra.
Monaon waa going to advance
him £20,000, and wanted to insure
Lieutenant Hambrough's life for the
same amount in order to cover tbe ad
vance. Continuing McLean eaid that
after two medical examinations of tbe
deceased lieutenant, the transaction wae
completed by Mrs. Monson giving life
insurance agent a check forthe premium.
Witness aleo eaid when he heard of the
lieutenant's death he made idquiriea
and saw the procurator fiscal.
THE PRENDERGAST TRIAL.
Dramatic Boenes Knacted In the Court
Chicago, Dec. 14.—Among the wit
nesses in the Prendergaet trial today
were Edward Stone, a reporter; Police
Sergeant Barber, and Miss Sophia Har
rison, daughter oi tbe murdered mayor.
The story, as developed in tbeir teeti
mony, did not differ materially from
that already published. Mian Harrison
waa greatly agitated while giving her
testimony and seemed almoet on the
point of fainting at times. Prendergaat
was nervous and ill at ease.
The case for the proeecntion closed
with the introduction of the ballets
found in the body of Mayor Harrison.
The defense opened with the testi
mony of Mrs. Prendergaat, mother of
the defendant, whoae evidence wae en
tirely devoted to the proof of insanity.
Her eon had a bad fall when a child,
striking his head and injuring hia eve
eight. During her croee-examination
by Attorney Trude the prisoner lost bie
temper and exclaimed : "Trude, you
are a ecoundrel to talk to my mother
A BATCH OF HANGINGS.
Three Brntal Murderer* Pay the Ei-
Pittsburg, Dec. 14. —Angelo Zappe
waa banged at 11 o'clock today for tbo
murda- of Frank Helmetetter during a
row in wbich several families partici
pated during the celebration of July 4,
1892. Augelo and hiß brother Joseph
were both convicted and sentenced to
death, and a abort time ago tbe board
of pardona commuted Joseph's sentence
to imprisonment for life.
StuTUTORT, Pa., Dec. 14. —Ralph
Cms-mire, who murdered hia mother at
Farmer's Valley, in November, 1892,
waa hanged at 10 o'clock thia morning.
He went to hiß death calmly.
Brockvillk, Ont., Dec. 14. —Charlea
J. Lackey was hanged this morning at 8
o'clock, for tbe murder of hia father,
eiater and stepmother, in October, 1892,
and afterwards burning the bouse above
tbeir bodies to conceal hia crime. He
went calmly to the gallows, professing
DIED BY HIS OWN HAND.
A Promlnrnt Presbyterian Clergyman
New York, Dec. 14. —Rev. Vernon
M. Olyphiant died today by his own
hand. Hia father, Robert Olyphiant,
president of tbe Delaware and Hudeon
Canal company, cays bis son bad gone
to his room after luncheon, at 3 o'clock.
He was visited by hiß little sister Grace
aiter thia, but no one went to hia room
again until dinner time. The father
called bim tben, but receiving no
answer, went into tbe young man's
room. Here he ionnd hie son, bali
sitting, half reclining, on a aofa with a
bullet wound iv hia head. On tbe floor
waa double-barreled rifle. The family
bad beard no shot nor knew of no rea
son for the euicide. The young man
was a Princeton graduate, and had boen
ordained aB a Presbyterian clergyman
cix years ago. He had no charge. It
ia said the yowie man was mentally un
balances! from overstndy.
CHANGED HIS PLEA.
Jewell Flint to Be Sentenced for Seoond
Sacramento, Dec. 14.—The case of
Jewell Flint, charged with tbe murder
of Mieß Etta Walker, came up in the
superior court today. The district at
torney announced that he bad concluded
to iavor a proposition from tbe defend
ants attorney to permit Flint to with
draw hia plea of not guilty of murder
and substitute a plea of guilty of murder
in the second degree. He believed tbe
defendant could receive ample punish
ment for hia crime under thia arrange
ment. Flint waa requested to stand up.
Judge Johnson asked bim if it waa hie
wish to withdraw hia former plea of not
guilty and substitute one of guilty of
murder in tbe second degree. "Yes,
air," replied tbe defendant. Judge
Johnson then directed the clerk to enter
an order accordingly. Judge Johnson
est Friday, December 22d, aa tha date
for passing sentence.
THE COUGHLIN TRIAL.
An Alleged Conspiracy to Abduct Mrs.
Chicago, Dec. 14. —The testimony in
the Coughlin trial today waa largely
devoted to unraveling the myatery as to
the horae and wagon wbich took Gro
om's body to the catch basin. Nothing
of interest developed.
There are rumors of a plot to abduct
.Mrs. Foy, and tbat policemen bave been
eet to keep watch on her. It ia under
stood tbat an attempt will be made to
force her husband to tell what he knows
about the plot.
Mrs. Floyd and Her Sons Levied Black
mail on Htm.
Minneapolis, Dec. 14. —Mrs. Eleanore
B. Floyd and her Bona Lew and Frank
were jointly indicted on tbe charge of
complicity with Philip Scheig in robbing
the Bank of Minneapolis. Mra. Floyd
wae arrested while visiting her eon in
the county jail. It ie rumored that the
Floyda used their knowledge of Scbeig'a
Btealinga to extort money from him.
Scheig asserts that he gave Mrs. Floyd
money on aeveral occasions.
Found Dead in Bed.
Woonsocket, R. L, Dec. 14.—Vioar-
General McOabe was found dead in bed
this morning. He waa vical-general of
the Providence diocese and paator of St.
Charleß church since 1855. He waa in
hia usual health yesterday and about
tbe city last evening. He waß 07 years
Polaskl Bros., merchant tailors, have
removed to rooms 113, 114, 115, aecond
floor, Stimaon building, Spring and Third
Stop that cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
A line of fine cat glaeß bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see them,
oil South Spring street.
Removal sale —Mueieal goods. Prices
no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring
CAPRIVI ON A HIGH HORSE.
Commercial Treaties Pass
The Chancellor Makes a Sen
He Equals Some of Bismarck's Lofty
Gladstone Creates a Sensation In the
Commons by Announcing His
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Dec. 14.—There waa much
excitement in the rebhatag when the
Spanish treaty of commerce waa intro
duced for aecond reading. Manteuffei
attacked the general and commercial
policy of the government, whose treat
ment of the agricultural classes encour
aged agrarian agitation.
Yon Caprivi made a vigoroua reply.
He eaid it waa true the Russian treaty
would be made at tbe expense of hus
bandry, inaamuch aa the grain produc
ing Btates muat receive concessions
through it. The chancellor added that
he only opposed the method of agitation
reeorted to by the farmers' alliance, and
asserted that it waa not coneervative to
appeal to majorities againßt tbe au
thority of the government. Tbe latter
must seek support from large portions
of the population, and not from any in
dividual party, and would take support
wherever it could find it.
Tbe remark of Caprivi to tbe effect
that deputies ahould not be influenced
by tbe masses caused a decided sensa
Alluding to the currency, the chancel
lor aaid he wae oppoeed to taking any
etepa in that direction, unlees England
Both the Spanish and Servian treatiea
passed aecond readingH by large majori
London, Dec, 14. —The correapondent
of tbe Poet at Berlin says: Caprivi'a
apeech in the reichetaa? waß made when
he waa fresh from an audience with the
emperor. He waa evidently in the high
eat spirits and treated the reichßtag to a
speech of such point and nerve aa-has
not been heard by that body aince Bia
marck retired to private life. In reference
to the currency question, tbe chancellor
denied that the buying power of gold
had risen high enough to injure Ger
man husbandry. The Prussian minis
ter of commerce was to make inquiries
on the subject, extending into the inter
ior of Austria and Africa, and the result
of this inquiry must be awaited. The
bead of tbe English government, Glad
atone, had most pointedly expressed hie
antagonism to bimetallism, and there
fore a change in tbe attitude of Eng
land could not be hoped for. If he
him-"i: continued tbe chnncellor, were
a fanatical bimetallist, he would not
under the preeent circumatancea move
a single step in that direction.
It Canses an Exciting Beaslon or the
Honse of Commons.
London, Dec. 14.—There waa quite an
exciting sitting of the houee of com
mona today, arising outof tbe announce
ment made by Gladstone that, owing to
the preaent atate of business, tbe gov
ernment proposed to adjourn on Friday,
December 22d, and meet again the fol
Sir John Dorrington, Coneervative,
moved to adjourn in order to call atten
tion to tbe backward atate of public
buainesa. The opposition intended tbis
motion as an indication of the alleged
general incapacity of the government in
conducting buainesa, and expressed ita
intention of pressing tbe motion to
Sir Richard Paget, Conservative, in
seconding Doriington'a motion, was
loudly cheered, especially when he de
clared the present condition of things
in public affairß was becoming positively
These attacks finally brought Glad
stone to hia feet, and he replied warmly
to tbe onslaught of the opposition, and
amid frequent interruptions declared
tbe house must meet again aa he had
indicated or tbe pariah councils bill
must be abandoned.
Balfour, Conservative leader, accused
the government of trying to trample on
tbe opposition, who, Balfour added,
were little below tbe government sup
porters in number.
After a heated debate, during wbich
Gladstone wae greeted witb groana by
the opposition and cheers from hia sup
porters, the cloture waa moved and a
motion to adjourn rejected, 165 to 115.
The announcement of the vote called
forth loud cheera from the government
TWO FRENCH SPIES
On Trial for Bketohlog tha Fortifica
tion* at Kiel.
Leipsig, Deo. 14,—The trial of two
supposed French spies, Dubois and
Malvers, arrested last August at Kiel on
board the English yacht Insect, while
making sketches of the German fortifi
cations, began today. Dubois has con
fessed that he was employed to do thia
by members of tbe French general staff,
a professor of tbe war academy and tbe
bead of the department of marine forti
cations. The prisoners declined to ex
plain the nature ol their relations with
the French ministry of marine unless
tbe public waa excluded from the court
room. This waa granted, and tomorrow
tbe pleadings of counael will commence.
Diseased American Hams.
Berlin, Dec. 14.—1t ie announced that
out of 190 salted American btms ex
amined in the Central market, this city,
one waa found December 9th full of
trichinae in tbe chrysalis state. As it
was thought probable aome of the
trichinae might be alive, experiments
tending to demonstrate whether or not
Buch trichinae might spread, an inspec
tion will be made by Ilerr Hertwig, di
rector of meat inspector. The hams
have been handed to tbe police.
Disasters on the Irish Coast.
London, Dec. 14.—A Holyhead dis
patch says the Bteamer Rose has been
drifting in the Irish Bea 18 hours. She
rescued tbe captain of a Dublin collier
in an open boat; there was also in the
boat tbe corpse of one of the crew. The
captain reported tbat tbe collier encoun
tered a fearful gale. Twelve of tbe crew
were drowned, three of whom were
washed overboard before the vessel went
An Altered Opera.
Vienna, Dec. 14.—Before Loon Caval
lo'a opera, I Medici, was passed by the
court theater censor many passages of
the libretto were altered. In tbe last
act in the original copy two priests mar
dei Giuliano. The censor takes thiß
crime out of the hands of the priests and
ruakes two noblemen commit the mur
der. The title of tbe pope is also
The New Italian Ministry.
Rome, Dec. 14.—The new ministry haa
practically been completed, although
not yet gazetted. It wili probably be:
Crispi, premier, interior and ad interim
foreign affaire; Calenda. justice; Sar
acco, treasury; Sonnino, finance;
Micceni, war; Morin, marine; Baccelli,
education: Bozelli, huebandry ; Perazzi,
public worke; Ferraris, posts.
London, Dec. 14. —The Times' finan
cial article says it understands the
Morgana have been officially requested
to be prepared in January to pay inter
eat on Argentine loane, in accordance
with tbe Rothschild agreement. Thia
indicatee that tbe Argentine government
ia confident congreea will adopt the
The Matabels War.
Capetown, Dec. 14. —Major Goldadama
reporte that Major Forbee wae aleo at
tacked on tbe Sbangani river but suc
ceeded in repulsing the Matables. A
corporal and three troopers in Major
Forbes' command were wounded. Re
inforcements for Major Forbes have
been dispatched from Bnluwayo.
Challenged to a Duel.
Buoa Pksth, Dec 14. —Gromon, min
ister of defense, haa challenged Deputy
Olay to a duel for a personal insult
offered during debate in tbe diet.
CROWS ON THK RAUFAGI,
Renegade Indiana Killing Cattle In
Billings, Mont., Dec. 14. —The Crowe
are out again. Nearly all the young
men of the tribe, belonging to tbe Prior
mountain branch, tbe ones who made
the trouble lait spring on the newly
ceded strip, are massed at the head of
Stilwater creek, off the reservation and
killing cattle wantonly. Agent rVyman
haa refused to make an effort to drive
them in, and refers the aheriff to the
governor for aid. Sheriff Ramsay has
telegraphed Governor Rickards tbe
statua of affairs, but has reason to be
lieve tbe eettlere will take the matter
into their own hands. The locality
where tbe Crows are doing their chief
work of destruction ie about 40 miles
from the railroad. Stockmen have a
detatcbment in the fisld and have de
clared their intention to take the law
into their own banda and protect their
atock, even if tbey are obliged to kill off
half of the Crow tribe.
Ha Will Divorce the Gnlf System from
the Union Pacific.
Omaha, Neb., Dec, 14. — Receiver
Trumbnll of the Union Pacific, Denver
and Gulf road, accompanied by General
Duell and other officers of the road,
came today to arrange the divorce of
the Gulf system from the main line.
Thia afternoon Trumbull spent several
hours iv coneultation with General
Manager Dickinßon of the Union Pacific
and arranged for an interview with
Receiver Anderson tomorrow. Receiver
Clark ia expected here from New York
Saturday and plane for tbe divorce will
be completed. Trumbull eaid, though,
the transfer would be made not later
than Monday, and after that the Denver
and Gulf would operate as an independ
MAD AT MORTON.
Two State Granges Denounce the Secra-
tary or Agriculture.
Harrisburg, Dec. 14.—Secretary Mor
ton's speech at the world's fair congress
last September was the subject of a res
olution passed today by tbe Pennsylva
nia State Grange, calling on President
Cleveland to request his resignation
unless he retract his utterances about
granges, alliances, etc.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 14. —The atate
grauge passed resolutions condemning
Secretary Morton ior utterances inimical
Steamers Laid Up.
San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The Pacific
Coast Steamship company issued a bul
letin today that will add 300 men to the
ranks of the unemployed. Six steam
ers—tbe Queen, Alex. Duncan, Alki,
Coos Bay, Santa Cruz and Yaquina—are
to be laid up until coasting business
A Society Wedding.
New York, Dec. 14.—New York
society was well represented at tbe mar
riage of Miss Katharine Sands and
Theodore A. Havemyer, jr. It was
aolemnized at Grace church. The cere
mony waa performed by Rev. William
B. Huntington, rector of tbe church.
Sentenced for Assault.
San Dikqo, Dec. 14.—Elmer Gordon
of Cajon valley, aon of a prominent citi
zen, waa today eentenced to a year at
Kan Quentin for aßaanlt with a deadly
weapon on a saloon man.
A Flue mansion Burned.
Oyster Bay, L. 17, Dec. 14.—Mr. S.
V. K. Conger'a mansion at Bayville
burned this morning. Lose, $50,000.
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Workß, 264 8. Main street, oppo
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR PLACES
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HEAD
AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ALL
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL
The House Deadlocked for
Statehood Bills Given Full
Right of Way.
Republicans Filibuster Against the
The Federal Elections BUI Placed on tha
Ssnatn Calendar—Voorhees Intro*
dace* Hia Long-Expected
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 14.—The house
was deadlocked for two hours today by
the refueal of the Republicans to vote
on a motion to go into a committee of
the whole for consideration of the Ari
zona etatehood bill. The Democratic
leadere decided thia morning to proceed
with the coneideration of the Arizona
and New Mexico bills and dispose of
them before the holidaya. Tbe Repub
licans do not relish the idea of bringing
these Democratic territoriea into the
union, and at tbe request of tbeir lead
era refrained from voting, except those
from the newly admitted states of Wash
ington, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and
the Dakotaa.JßTbe Democrats expect to
have their own quorum preaent tomor
The McGarraban bill was called np
during the morning honr, but filibus
tered against by Sayrea of Texas, chair
man of the appropriations committee.
Immediately after the reading of the
journal Dockery called up the bill to
improve the metboda of accounting in
tbe postoff.ee department. The bill
abolishes the poatal note, reduces the
schedule of ratea for money orders ap
proximately to the scale of fees charged
by express companies, and makea other
changes. Tbe bill passed without de
The bill limiting the time nnder
which claimants to property nnder tbe
donation aot of 1850 must appear, to
January 1, 1895, and giving the present
occupants of lands a preferential claim
in case the title under the act of 1850 is
not perfected, waa taken np. There waa
aome debate by Hermann of Oregon and
Van Voorhia of New York. The latter
intimated that some private interest
must exist in the bill; that it sought to
deprive one olaaa oi claimants for tbe
benefit of another. He declared that it
would be another Dcs Moines river case.
Hermann stated that old claimants had
40 years to confirm their titles. It was
not designed to dispossess any claim
ants. The bill limply required the
original claimants or their heir to coma
forward and protect their titles or sur
render them to the present occupants.
The bill passed.
VOORHEES' FINANCIAL BILL.
It Is Unsatisfactory Alike to Goldbnga ,
and Silver Man.
Washington, Deo. 14.—Senator ~Voor- j
hees today introduced his long promised •
financial bill. It provides for tha coin- <
age of the silver seigniorage; for tha '
purchase and coinage oi (2,000,000 worth '
of silver per month after the coinage of '
the Beignolrage; for the retirement of
paper currency of less denomination
than $10, and for the appointment of an
international monetary commission.
The bill ia not recaived with any
great degree of favor by either the sireer !
advocates or opponents.
In regard to tbe inference fat soma
quarters that the administration favored '
tbe bill, Voorhees today said: "My bill j
ia not tbe reault of one word of consul- ;
tation, and I certainly do not claim to ;
repreeent tbe administration in intro
ducing it. Ido deaire, however, to help ;
the treasury out of its deficiency."
The anti-silver men do not like tbe
features of the bill providing for tha
coinage of the seigniorage, because they
say the coinage of this portion of tho
silver bullion would weaken tbe seen- '
rity of the notes outstanding against
tbat bullion, as an entirety. On the
other hand, the extreme silver men are
not pleaded with tbe bill aa a whole.
Senator Stewart denounced it aa a
"sham and a fraud."
The Federal Elections BUI Plneed am
Washington, Dec 14—In tbe senate
today a joint resolution relieving the
employees of tbe injured in the Ford's
theater disaster from the operation of
the law fixing the time for which sick
leave may be granted, passed.
It waß agreed that when tbe senate
adjourn it be till Monday.
The house bill for two additional jue
tices oi tbe supreme court of Oklahoma
passed witb tbe amendments.
The committee on privileges and elec
tions reported favorably the honse bill
to repeal tbe federal election laws.
Chandler, tor the minority of the oom
mittee, waa given leave to submit a mi
nority report. The bill was placed on
Several petitions in favor of govern
ment ownership of telegraphs were pre
Tbey Will Have tbe Klght or Way Tilt
Washington, Dec. 14. —Democratic
leaders of the house bave decided to
consider and pass tbe bills ior tbe ad
mission of A riiona and New Mexico be
fore tbe tariff debate begins. Tbe com
mittee on rules has prepared a special
order to be introduced should tbe Re
publicans filibuster against them.
Tbe rules committee this morning de
cided to give the committee on terri
tories time to dispose of the bills ior the
admission of Arizona and New Mexico
before the Christmas holidays. Holi
days adjournment wan discussed, but no
date fixed. It is believed, however, it
will be taken tbe 221.