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BY J. J, MAI^TIN.
LOS ANGELES) TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1893.
PENNOYER'S READY PEN.
The Webfoot Governor Goes
A Chiding Letter to the Chief
Cleveland the Cause of a Cheerless
Christmas in Oregon.
The President's Feeling;* as a Father Ap
pealed to In Behalf of Suffering
By the Associated Press.
Salem, Ore., Dec. 25 —Governor Pen
noyer today addressed tlie following <
ietter to President Cleveland: I
The extraordinary circumßtanceß
which greet the return of this Holiday j 1
must be my excuse for writing to you. i
Today is the first Christmas in the his- '
tory of Oregon when more than two
thirds of its people are without employ
ment and more than one-third ate
without sufficient means of support.
Business is almost completely stagnated;
money is not to be obtained and debtors
are powerless to avoid the seizure ol
tbeir property and their homes to satisfy,
at a small percentage of their value, the
claims of creditors. Repeated appeals
have been made to me as governor of
Oregon to assemble the legislature in
order to alleviate tbia condition of affairs
aud avert impending calamity. Redrees
is. however, not in our hands, but in
yourß, and bence this appeal to you.
The laws of congress, which have dis
criminated against silver and made gold
alone full legal tender money, giving to
the money lender the privilege of re
fusing both silver dollars and silver cer
tificates, thus rendering unavailable
more than one-half of the national cur
rency ac absolute debt-paying money,
are the Bole causes of the decline ol
S valueß, tho paralysis of bueinesß and i
the consequent impoverishment of a
great army of wage-earners aud of the
impending starvation of their wives and
If when you stood upon the eastern
portico of the capitol ou the 4th of last
March you had announced to tbe peo
ple that you would speedily convene
congress in extra seesiou to carry out
the pledges of the platform to which
\ou gave your assent, and upon which
you were elected, which declared for
'"lheuße of both gold and silver ac
standard money, without diecrimina
•-torn t * i*^ 3 r
diminished the value ol the protrerty or
1 the nation by fully one-half, would never
have occurred; audit now you would
give such advice to congress the further
downward tendency would be checked,
and with favorable congressional legis
lation business would again revive and
prosperity wouid again visit our land.
It ie honorable tocarry out tbe pledges
of a party to the people, and is it not
most ill.-.honorable not to do co? The
j responsibility lies entirely with you.
The complete obedience of the lower
house ol congrass to your wishes has
been observed throughout the world.
It ehould be your beheet, and in this the
eenate would give you support.
You are a father and you no doubt
feel grateful to God when you, upon re
tiring to rest, look upon your sleeping
babiea in their cradles —the pictures of
health, consequent upon their having a
1 Bulticiency of food and clothing. I pray
you, however, to enlarge the
scope of your vision and behold,
laß you can in many and many
a lot of children, loved ac mnch by their
parents as youre are by you, weak and
sickly from insufficient food and cloth
ing, innocent victims of vicious financial
legislation, . whose sleeping forms are
bathed by the scalding tears of the
mothere bending over them in sorrow
and deepair, and then resolve tbat you
will faithfully carry out the pledgee
which your party gave to a confiding
people. If you will do co, God will
bless you and a grateful nation will ap
TBIED TO GET OCT.
1 An Unsuccessful Attempt at Jall-Break
inu at Klverelde.
Riverside, Dec. 25. —A bold, but un
successful attempt was made by the
prieonere confined in the county jail to
cut their way to liberty last night. At
present there are 25 prisoners in the
jail, mostly tramps. Only tbe timely
discovery of what was going on pre
vented a general jail delivery, which
would mean the escape of one dangerous
felon, a man who is charged with
attempting to wreck a Southern Pacific
train a few weeks ago. When discov
ered the jail brealterß had suc
ceeded in. removing a quantity
of brick from the jail corridor
wall, and a short additional time would
have been eufficient for the euccess of
thefr plans. An investigation shows
tbat the men bad been to work the
night before, and had concealed their
work from the jailor by banging a
blanket over the breach made. One of
tbe prisoners, whom the others feared
would peach, was threatened with
death by the breakers and locked in an
empty cell to prevent bis giving tbem
away. A couple of men confined in the
jail as vagrants are leaders of the
attempted break, and tbe officers think
they are a couple of crooks who are old
iv crime ac well as old in the business
Hay City Usees.
San Francisco, Dec. 25. —Five fur
longß—Jim R. won, Normandie second,
Sba mrock third; time 1:04',.
About three-quarters ol a mile—Bor
der Lassie won, Ichi Ban second; An
dante third; time 1:18.
One mile —Glee Boy won, Stromboli
second, Marcelle third; time l:47si\
Steeplechase, full course—Cicero won,
Ballarat eecond, Eldorado third ; time
Five furlongß— Whjtestone wun, La
line second, Flurry third; time 1:05%.
A Mob Gathering; to Lynch the Man
Sullivan, Ind., Dec. 25.—The coroner's
investigation of the killing of the Hon.
W, C. Hultz proceeds slowly. The dis
guise worn by tbe assassin was thrown
into a pend and haa been secured ; also a
gun. One witness swore tbat he recog
nized the murderer as ex-Sheriff Williß.
WMliB ie in jail, but refuaeß to talk. Hiß
preliminary examination ie fixed for
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 25.—At 10
o'clock tonight news comes from Sulli
vs.n that the situation is threatening
and 50 special deputies, in charge of
United Statea Marshal Hawkins, are
guarding the jail from an expected mob
bent on lynching Williß.
EVICTED IRISH TENANTS.
No Fund for Thotr Relief Available In
Nbw Yokk, Dec. 25.—Dr. Thomas Ad
dis Emmett, president of the Irish Na
tional federation of America, said today
the federation would not get up a fund
for evicted tenants in Ireland. Tbe fed
eration wae not formed for that purpose.
Tbe people of Ireland will have to sup
port them. The federation of America
was organized to support the parlia
mentary party, a number of whom are
young men who could not remain in
parliament without assistance. If there
is a balance over it will be given out for
the evicted. It takes $150,000 a year to
support the membera of parliament.
Expree* Messenger ltobbed.
Marshall. Tex,, Dec. 23.—Thie morn
ing Pacific Express Messenger McCnl
lough was knocked down by a negro and
robbed of a pouch which contained
$5000 to $8000. Although the act was
done while a crowd of people wae on tbe
platform, the robber escaped. There is
no clue to his identity.
A CALL FOR AN EXTRA SESSION
The Governor Mentions Over Thirty
Subjects on Which Legislative Ac
tion Mbonld Be Taken—Fore
most Is Silver.
Denver, Dep. 25—Governor Waite
tonight issued his long-talked-of call for
a special session of the legislature to
meet January 10th. The call consists of
about 5000 words and mentions over 30
subjects on whicb legislative action
should be taken, in the governor's opin
ion. The governoj^J^itiejJJif_ J »f I "dj».--
I 3ieS*r-s ..fc,, mtrrmg in
terests of the state have been un justly
and unconstitutionally attacked by con
gress and the present administration;
tbe panic has so reduced values and in
creased the burdens of taxation that ag
riculturists, fruit growers and stock
raisers are obligod to sell tbeir products
below the coet of production, and the
extraordinary remedies now granted
creditors in Colorado should be re
"Appealing to Almighty God for the
rectitude of my intention, and willing
to assume entire responsibility for the
act," the governor solemnly declares,
"I issue this, my proclamation."
The first "business" for the legisla
ture suggested in the call ia to provide
that all eilver dollars, domestic or for
eign, containing not less than 251.,
grains of fine eilver, shall be legal tender
for all debts collectable in Colorado.
The governor also suggests tbe passage
of an act forbidding tbe making of truet
deeds, mortgages or obligations of any
kind payable in gold; laws providing
for the issuance oi certificates of
Binall denominations in payment* for
work on state canals, eaid certificates to
be receivable for water carriage, and the
leasing or purchase for internal improve
ment, of lauds, and to be convertible
after three years into $100 certificates;
the repeal of all laws authorizing tbe
issuance of municipal bonds and tbe
enactment of a taw, 10 provide for the
issuance of certificates of small denom
inations in payment for work on public
The governor also suggests many sub
jects of legislation affecting various
local interests in the state.
GOVERNOR WAITE REBUKED.
Secretary Hoke Smith Writes Him a
Denver, Dec. 25. —Governor Waite
has received a letter from Hoke Smith,
secretary of the interior, a reply to a let
ter the governor wrote last month char
acterizing tbe Maxwell land grant ac
"honeycombed with fraud." The sec
retary's reply is dignified and respect
ful, and directs attention to the confirm
atory act of congress and the decision of
the United States supreme court, an to
tlie validity of the grant, and closes by
saying: "If the interior department
should disregard such legislation and
adjudication and restore to the local
oirice, the plats of the public surveys of
the grant for filings and entry, tbe only
result would be to mislead innocent par
ties into making entries of lands to
which the department wonld be wholly
powerless to convey title."
Stanford Defeats Tseoina,
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 25.—-The Stan
ford University football team today
deieated Tacoma. Score 44 to 0. The
local team was no match for the Cali
fornians in any particular.
Removal sale —Musical goods. Prices
no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring
Stop that cough by using Or. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it iails to cure. For sale by
Off &, Vaughn, corner Fourth and
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 201 S. Main street, oppo
DONJON IN THE DUNGEON.
A Dangerous Crank Jailed at \
He Wrote Threatening Letters 1
To Public Men. j
Prominent Statesmen Persistently 1
Persecuted by Him.
Vice-President Stevenson Among His
Victims —The Culprit dually
Oaptnrtd —Be Never
By the Associated Pro«s.
Washington, Dec. 25.—Joseph Don
jon, the man who has been writing
threatening letters to a number of
prominent public men during the last
two weeks, is in jail tonight. A letter
from this man to Senator Mills a few
days ago caused the senator's aon to
j secure leave from the authorities to go
; armed for the protection of his father,
j For several months past he baa been
writing eimilar letterß to a number of
1 prominent public men, among tbem
! Vice-President Stevenson, Senators Gor
i man, Mills and ,6 >eridan and President
j Cleveland and 8e retary Lamont. Dur
| ing tbe fight over '.he Bilver question in
I the senate, Vice-_president Stevenson re
ceived letters alt List daily from Donjon,
thenin Newark, fJ. C. The vice-presi
dent today received one dated from 404
Leigh street, tbis city.
Donjon talks very rationally and with
rather etudied effort to avoid any ap
pearance of bitterness or expression of
any anarchistic views. He is an Aus
trian by b ; .rth and lays stress upon the
j assertion that be is Catholic and pro
fesseb piety. As to the letterß he nae
been writing, he claims he was incited
to write tbem by other people, receiving
$100 for doing it. He disclaimed tbat
i tbey were anarchists or formed any as
sociation ; tbey were merely private per
sons. He denies that there were any
threats in the letters or any reference
whatever to dynamite.
"I never saw dynamite, and would
not know it if I saw it," eaid he. He
claimed all that waß contained in any
of tbe letters wbb the proposition to
each of the men addressed to forward
him the cost of transportation to Wash
ington, and offer to come on there and
make a business proposition to tbem.
The man tells a connected story, but the
police put no faith iv the assertion that
ho was incited to write the letters by
4 . ■.- p-prsticß. —; : — ~-
OIDN'T PUT HIM OUT.
A Sensational Boene In a Rural Oath
Rochester, N. V., Dec. 25. —A special
to tbe Herald, from Mount Norris, says :
There wae great excitement at St. Pat
rick's, the largest country church in
Western New York, at the midnight
mass last night. The former paetor,
Father Flaherty, was removed eeveral
months ago, after trial and conviction
of criminal intimacy with a yonng girl
of the parish, but was granted a Btay,
and a motion for a new trial, to oe ar
gued at the January term. The cbnrch
waa crowded to overflowing. Alter
mase wae said by Father Day, now in
charge of the church, and while the
Christmae offering was being taken,
Father Flaherty passed up the center
aisle and spoke to the congregation as
"A year ago tonight 1 wae at this altar
i as your priest, while tonight I am con
victed and under sentence condemned
to tbe criminal's cell. There is a man
in thie church tonight who waa instru
mental iv my conviction, and that man
1 is Cornelius Leary. This man came
1 here tonight with no sacred intention.
' It is the sentiment of this congregation
< that he leave thie eacred edifice."
i Cries of "Put him out!" were now
1 heard. Cornelius Leary rose in hie eeat
< and eaid : "If Charles Flaherty or any
1 of his friends attempt to eject me from
this church, I will leave work for the
■ coroner in tbe morning."
No attempt wae made to put him oat.
■ Father Flaherty then said : "Leary har
-1 bored Mary Green several weeks pre
vious to tbo trial, echooling her in what
to say to bring about my conviction."
The congregation was greatly excited,
but under the influence of Father Day,
1 left the church without further demon
Northern Pacllic Hondlioldrpa.
New York, Dec. 25.—A committee
representing the first mortgage bond
holders of tbe Chicago and Northern
1 Pacific railroad has issued a circular to
tbe bondholders relative to the condition
- of the property, and suggesting the first
steps that should be taken towards
r the protection of their interests. It is
recommended that the bondholders de
' poßit bonds with the New York Trust
company, with the privilege of with
-1 drawal ehould tbe proposed plan of reor
-1 ganization fail to secure the approval of
1 70 per cent of the holders of the bonds
Whistles for Army Officers.
Washington, Dec. 25. —Tlie major
general commanding the United States
army has approved that part of the
new tactics providing for officers giving
commands under certain circumstances
by whistles, inßtead of by word of mouth.
The whistles are pltced in the cross
pieces of the guerds of swords, and an
order has been issued commanding the
officers at the Springfield armory and
the Rock Island arsenal to make thia
alteration bb promptly ac possible.
Amsterdam, Use. 25. —A meeting of
the Bo called congress of Dutch socialists
at Cronineer resulted in violent quar
rels and disorders. Eighty-six sections
of the socialist party were represented.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see tbem,
311 Booth tpriag stroet.
A HIGH-TONED WEDDING.
Vice-President Bi.vfn«.m'« Niece Mar
ried lv Baltimore.
Baltimore, Dec. 25.—The marriage of
Mies Francis Ewing, daughter of Judge
Ewing, United Stales minieter to Brus
sels, and niece of Vice-President Stev
enson, to Baylies Beecher, a prominent
banker of Memphis, took place tonight
at St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal
church. The ceremony waa performed
by Rev. F. W. Olampitt, rector of the
church, who ia a brother-in-law of the
bride, assisted by Right Rev. William
Aaret, bishop of Maryland. The bride
waa given away by her uncle, Vice-
President Stevenson. The only other
attendant of the bridal party
was Miss Julia Stevenson, daugh
ter of tbe vice-president, who
was maid of honor. Among thoee
present were Vice-President and Mrs.
Stevenson, Misses Julia and Lettie
Stevenson, Mrs. Scott, sister of Vice-
President Stevenßon; MiBS Scott, Miss
Oockrell, daughter of Senator Cockrell
of Missouri; (Jen. John C. Black, mem
ber of congress from Illinois, and
others. A reception followed at the
residence of Rev. Mr. Ciampitt, after
which Mr. and Mrs. Beecher left for an
extended tour of tbe weßt and north
west. They will reeide in Memphis.
KNOCKED IN TUB HEAD.
Mysterious Murder of a Young Man In
San Francisco, Dec. 25.—EmilKlauae,
a young married man, left his mother's
house on Beal place early thia morning
in company with J. V. Rdßthall, cox
wain on the United States ship Mohi
can, to go to a saloon for a drink. Ac
they reached the corner of the atreet a
man jamped out and struck Klauee a
terrific blow on the head with a hatchet,
inflicting a fatal wound. Ruithail pur
sued the aaeasein, but be escaped and
hia identity ia unknown. No reaeon ior
tbe crime is known.
WILL COME OFF SOON.
THE LONG EXPECTED NAVAL BAT-
TLE IN BRAZIL.
Otello Getting Recruits at a Convict Col
ony-. The Nlctheroy Ooes Oat to
Meet the Kebel War
Pernambuco, Dec. 25.—[Copyrighted,
1893, by the Aasociated Presß.j The sit
uation of affairs haa very materially
changed in thia city within the last few
hours. Until thia morning Pernambuco
believed its harbor was to be tbe scene
of the first big neval battle between the
I KepiiblicA-skftd Aquidaban on one aide
', and the Nictberoy, trie dynamite cruiser,
on tbe otber. News received here thia
I morning changed the whole aspect of
; affaire. The rebel warshipe, it waa then
; learned, were not on the way to Pernam
buco, but had sailed towards the island
of Fernando de Noronha, where there is
a large convict settlement. The revolu
tionary admiral's object in going to Fer
nando* de Noronha, which ie over 100
miles from the main coast, ia to compel
aa many able bodied convicts aa be can
find in tbe settlement to go aboard bis
vessels and join tbe ciews. It ie eaid
be expects to secure not lees than
100 men in thia way. Upon re
ceipt of thie newa aboard the Nictberoy
there waa great activity. Membera of
tbe crew were sent ashore in email
beats to search through the town for
such of tbe Nictberoy'a men aabad been
allowed leave to land, and hurry them
back to the ship. Thia afternoon when
I all tbe men belonging to the Nictheroy'a
i crew had been gotten aboard tbe gov
ernment battleship she weighed anchor,
steamed out to eea and pointed her
nose to tbe no'tbweet. It ia under
stood the Nictheroy'a destination is the
ieland of Fernando de Noronha. If
thie information is correct the long-ex
pected sea battle between the revolu
tionists and government wer vesßela
will in all probability be fontht within
a short time.
New York, Dec. 25.—The Herald's
Bahia diepatch says: The Nictberoy
eaile today from Pernambuco for the
aouth. The name of ber destination
has not been made public, and it is not
even known to any of tbe crew except
NOKTHKRN PACIFIC TROUBLE.
Serious Objection Made to the Com
pany's New Wage Scale.
St. Paul, Dec. 25.—A week from to
day the new schedule on tbe Northern
Pacific railroad will go into effect, unless
come change in the plana ia brought
about by the conference to be held thiß
week, wbich is a very remote possibil
ity. Under tbie schedule the railroad
officials cay the Northern Pacific men
will fare better than those on any road
between St. Paul and Chicago, though
in evening up rates, the employees
of the mountain divieion are
considerably affected. The committees
of the trainmen now in the city are very
strongly opposed to the adoption of the
new Bchedule, and will insist, co far as
they can, that the old one be main*
tamed. Tbey Bay the unannounced
portion of the schedule is much adverse
to their interests, but reiuße to tell what
the objectionable features are. Tbe
final anawer to their protest against the
changes will be given out tomorrow.
DONATED TO TUB OKFMANB.
The Disposal of a Confiscated Newspa
per Plant In Mexico.
City of Mexico, Dec. 25,—The ex
tensive plant of El l'em-crato, a daily
newspaper confiscated by the govern
ment several mouths ago because of its
opposition tends . :ea, has been donated
to an orphan asylum by order of the first
district judge. The plant ia valued at
several thousand dollars.
Canada Wants Free Lumber.
Washington, Dec. 25.—Canada ie at
work to secure tbe retention of lumber
on tbe free liet in the Wilson bill.
Courtney, depnty minister of finance, ia
here looking after Dominion interests.
The argument ie being used tbat in case
a duty ie placed on lumber Canada will
levy en export duty on logs and lumber.
THEY NOT ONLY SEEK TO
THE SOULS, BUT ALSO TO RfiVj
CUPERATE THE BODIES OPTHbH
POOR AND HUNGRY. %
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SANTA FE RECEIVERSHIP.
How the New Order of Things
Was Brought About.
The Collapse Not Dae to the
Death of Magoun.
Papers All Sworn to Before That
The Company Itself Initiated the Pro
needing. liecao.es It Was H«se
lessly Insolvent—Tha Of
By the Associated Press.
Topeka, Ken., Dec. 25.—George F.
Scharitt, clerk o! tbe United States
court, returned from Little Rock, Ark.,
with tbe papers in the Santa Fe re
ceivership case. The bill of the Union
Trust company was sworn to before a
New York notary, December 21st. This
effectually puts aßide the impression
that tbe death of George C. Magoun,
chairman of the Santa Fe executive
board, precipitated the receivership,
for the papers drawn were sworn to be-'
fore Magoun died.
It ia stated in the bill that the Santa
Fe has been dangerously near insol
vency for a year, and that for some
months a receivership haa been known
to be only a question of a brief time.
Tbe company waa so hard-pressed for
money, the bill recites, tbat on August'
3d last its president went to the office
of tbe Union Trust company in New
York and borrowed $200,1)00 at 7 per
cent to meet the immediate demands of
tbe company. It is stated that since
that time, owing to the period oi finan
cial depression, tbe Santa Fe has been
continually embarrassed for money.
The company has not repaid to the
Union Trust company the abort time
loan negotiated in August, nor haa it
paid the interest on it.
It ia set forth in the bill that in Decem
ber, 1893, the company will have to pay
(1,100,000 interest on first mortgage, and
that in January, 1894, it will have to pay
$450,000, and between February and
January, 1894, there will become doe of
the floating debt tbe aum of $9,700,000,
the entire floating debt of the company
being now $5,920,000. Interest on guar
anty fund notea for $9,000,000 will be
! due in May, 1894, and this interest will
aggregate $270,000. iheee fund notea
bave been twice renewed and besides
these are other debts of the company
due or coon to fall due, aggregating come
The petition seta forth that the com
pany is totally insolvent; that with all
tbia debt staring it in ths face, it has not
enough money to pay tbe day laborets
along its line, and that inasmuch aa ita
creditors are becoming impatient, it ia a
question of but a few weeks until suits
may be bronght that wiU disintegrate
and ruin the system. Therefore, in con
sideration of all these numerous allega
tiona, a receiver or receivers are aaked
for tbe property.
Accompanying tbia bill waa the
answer of the Santa Fe company.
George R. Peck, general solicitor of the
company, anawered the preferred
charges; confessed tbat all the state
ments were true, and tbat tbe Santa Fe
waa wholly insolvent and that the
creditors were growing impatient and
liable at any time to close in on the
company. J. W. Reinhart, president of
tbe company, and Peck made thii con
fession in New York, and swore to it
before a notary December 20th, a day
before the bill asking for receivers waa
Bworn to. Tbis goea to show tbat the
receivership waß brought about by tbe i
Santa Fe company itself, because it .
desired to give up tbe tight and act,
under the protecting wing of tho law.
CAUSE OF THE RECEIVERSHIP.
The receivership of the Sauta Fe waa
not brought about ao much by probable
default in money interest payments aa
by tbe company's utter inability to
meet tbe floating dent. The Barings
did not bring about the collapre. Ma
noun's, death did not cause it or even
hasten it. Tbe company ia hopelessly
in debt, and Reinhart went all tbe way
to London a few weeka ago to get a few
million dollara, not to pay intereat, aa
everyone supposed, bnt to pay the Moat
ing debt. Reinhart remained in London
a week. He could not get a cent, and
when he reached New York city on hie
return, his first official act was to order
the preparation of receivetship papers.
It now develops that certain people in
Topeka have known smcs August that
the Santa Fe could last but a taw '
months. The officers ot the United
States court were on the lookout lor the
papers almost daily, and when it wat
announced that Reinhart had failed to
got money in London, 10 days ago, tbe
receivership was a foregone conclusion.
receiver «ilson'k statements.
Receiver Wilson of tho Santa Fe ar
rived here today, lie said the receivers
would appoint D. ti. Robinson, first
vice-prseident, agent of tho receivers :o
have full charge of the active ope. at ion
of tbe entire system. Wilson said the
receivers had agreed that no sweeping
changes ahould be made in tbe inana»d
ni-nt. Wileon said that the receive*
had juat borrowed $200,100 in St. LdSLs
for tbe immediate payment of tbe w»«j.os
due the St. Louis and San Francisco em
ployees; that the employees of the Santa
Fe system, proper, wonld receive their
wages promptly, not later than January
3d, out of tne money hoarded to -leeT
the January intereat. Wilson aaid the
Santa Fe ahopa at Topeka win be tilled
with additional employees at once, and
run to their full capacity, and tbe ro*i
be put in better condition,
TREASURER WILOBX TAL h.
Treaeurer Edward Wilder, who baa
held tbe positiob practically froau tlie
inception of the Santa Fe, aaid, apeak
ing to an Associated Preaa reporter Wday
of the receivership: "The receivers!.!p 1
was not a anrpriae to me at tbe leet mo
ment, became the death oi Uer.rge O.