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POR THE DISTRICT OP SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: PAIR; STA
TIONARY TEMPERATURE; LIGHT
VOL. XLI. NO 68.
Our Liberal Gift Sale Has Close(
With the Following Parties Receiving the Presents:
No. Ticket. • Name. Address.
1— Piano 243 H. Loveday 204 N. Log Angelea at
2— Altalr Bicycle 4364 F.W.Abbot Rivora
B—Junior Bycicle 1593 0. W. McMaater.. 732 S. Flower at
4—Round-trip ticket Midw'r Fair.. 1340 8. F. Carpenter. .Santa Monica
6—Com. tkt, Pasadena, 8. F. R'y.. .4188 H. Riley 119 8. Water at
6— Com. tkt, Pasadena, Term. R'y. .3988 A. B. Light 2530 E. Third st
7— 112-pieoe Dinner Set 518 J. H. McOlindon.soo 8. Hope st
8— 115-piece Dinner Set ....3005 Geo. M. Smith... 1021 Ingraham st
9— Gent's Mackintosh 104 J. G. Blnmer Sierra Madre
10— Sole-leather Traveling Bag 319 Ben Goodrich.... 1844 S. Flower st
11— Silk Umbrella 2175 J. W. Young... .211 S. Spring st
12— Fine Boy's Suit...| 241 A. P. Stone 235 E. Twenty-ninth
18—Fine Boy's Suit 5020 H. A. Masao Potomac block
14— Fine Boy's Suit 1356 Mrs. A. Barthel. .130 B, Twenty-eighth
15— Silk Umbrella 886 Mrs. J. S. Miller.Ontario, Cal
' 16—Velvet Salt 3292 J. 8. Mills Pasadena, Cal
17— Boy's Cape Overcoat 357 H. Schimmel... .The Palms, Oal
18— Bey's Suit 1846 J. Dick Pico Heights
19— Sole-leather Hand Satchel 1893 W. C. Woodman.. 1607 Hoover st
20— Boy's Suit ..1932 E. M. Case 444 Soaora aye
21— Child's Cape Overcoat 2420 A. W. Dillingham. Long Beach
22— Gent's Dressing Case 335 C. A. Holcomb Fullerton, Cal
23— Gent's Dressing Case 2961 J. 8. Pitman 134 W. Twelfth st
24— Leather Collar Box 406 H.T.Statta Pasadena
25— Leather Collar Box .2402 G. W. Williams. . .Police Officer
Mullen. Bluett i Co.
138-140-14.2 SOUTH H*aN STREET.
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STANDARD ON TOP. _
The Whittier State School, after nslng and testing thoroughly for years all the leading
Sewing Machines, haa now disposed of all other makes aud adopted the Standard exclusively
Upward ot thirty Standards now in use in the various departments of the institution.
The Throop Polytechnic Sohool of Pa;ad»na also uses the Standard exclusively
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AsMrican Plan. Transient rates $3 per day; special rates by the week.
LOS ANGELES; THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1893.
FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Two Spanish Anarchists on
Trial at Madrid.
The Queen Regent and Infan
ta's Lives Menaced.
Threats Made to Blow Up the Royal
Two Detachments or Britleh Troops
Massacred by Matabeles - British
Trade Depressed —General
[By the Associated Press.
Madrid, Dec. 27.—The trial of Del
boclu' and Ferrerra, arrested in April,
1802, ia now in progress,. They were
taken in custody at the door of the
house of parliament with bombs in their
pockets and papers showing they were i
intending; to destroy it, tho law courts,
the offices of the council of atate, the
minister of war, tbe Royal palace and
tho Bank of Spain. Extra care ia being
exercised to prevent dynamite outrages
during the trial.
Delboche aad Ferrerra addressed tha
jury in an e-teited number, upholding
the principles of anarchy, and condemn
ing violence, but proclaiming that the
term "anarchist" was synonymous with
that of "honest man." During the
course ot their addresses the anarchists I
also claimed their brethren of Chicago, j
and others who were executed aa a pen
altj for their crimes were "martyrs in
the cause of the redemption of humani
ty." The prisoners denied that they
had any intention to blow up thecortes.
They stated that straugers induced them
to carry parcels to the chamber, and
they insisted they were ignorant of tbeir
The governor of Madrid received let
ters threatening to blow up the opera
house, where the queen regent and the
infanta were to attend a performance
last evening. They were warned and
stayed away, but the fact of the threats
became known in the audience aud
caused a pa,niu, but the police prevented
serious results. The excitement, how
ever, spread throughout the city, and
the wildest minora prevailed all night.
Two Detainments «>f British Troops Ksi.
aaorod by alatabelea.
London, Dsc. 27.—Several South Afri
can merchants in ibis city received
cable Bisn»i.M today annou,n«icg tbat
Captain Wilßon'a scoutiutf party, wbich
had been pursuing King Lo Bengula
and wbich bad not been heard from for
some time, was completely annihilated
It is stated now, tbat in addition to
Wilson's party, a party under Captain
Barrow, sent out to reinforce him, bas
been cut to pieces. No press dispatches
bave been received wbich either con
firm or contradict these reports. Ths
number of men composing Wilson's de
tachment is aaid to bave been 50 to 100,
and Harrow's detachment is reported to
have been composed of about the same
The news caused great excitement
throughout tbe city aud is being mag
nified on all sides. Rumors bave it
that tha two columns were composed of
several hundred men, and that after be
ing completely surrounded by Ma
tatisjles, were charged upon repeatedly
and slaughtered to the man, tbeir bodies
being afterwardß horribiy mutilated.
Ths Au>trl»n Crown Prince Tried to
Berlin, Dec. 27.—The Cologne Zeit
ung prints a letter from Pesth, statirjg
the rumor that Archduke Otto, heir to
the Austrian throne, attempted suicide,
is gaining credit, but in view oi Crown
Prince Rudolph's tragic death, all et"
forts are being made to hush up the
matter. A journey to Egypt, whicb
Archduke Otto is about to undertake, is
regarded as a temporary banishment.
It is an open secret that Otto's eccen
tricities have distressed the emperor
very much indeed snd induced bim to
punish the Archduke.
Native Hlnera Sack a Town in South
Johannesburg, Dec. 27.—Serious riot
ing took place yesterday among tbe na
tives at Witwatersrandt. The nativeß
who engaged in the disturbance were
mostly employed in tbe mines and num
bered about 2000. One hundred men
ore aaid to have been wounded, of whom
six were dangerously injured. The riot
ers also sacked the town and tried to
destroy one of tbe public buildings, but
were eventually dispersed by special
police. Tbe excitement bas extended to
A BLOODLESS DUEL.
Two Russian Officers Fight Onr a I.aye
St. Petersburg, Dec. 27.—A duel has
been fought between Prince Gagarina,
an ex-officer of the Imperial guards and
aid decamp to Grand Duke Vladimir,
and Captain Miateff, also formerly a
member of the Imperial guards. The
weapons were pistols, and 20 pacee was
the distance. Only two shots were ex
changed and neither combatant waß
shot. The encounter grew out oi a love
„ u'..: _
A Gloomy Report for the Year Just
London. Dec. 27.—The Pall Mall Ga
zette publishes a review of the trade of
the year, compiled from ctlicial returns.
It says: Trade during 1803 was worse
even than in 1802. Gecaral gloom now
hangs over the country's industries.
Tbe imports for 11 months declined
£17,500,000, compared with the
year 18!)2, and exports declined
£6,500,000. Tbere has been a shrinkage
in every importrnt class of imports and
exports. On the other hand, American
trade is steadily advancing, but what ef
fect a change in the tariff bill will cause
is a matter of conjecture. Brazil and
other South American republics, except
Chile, have been large buyers. Mer
chants generally are looking with confi
dence for improving trade in 1894, pro
vided no serious strike or lockout oc
Affairs in France.
Paris, Dec. 27. —The mayor of St.
Etienno has received a lettar threaten
ing him with death by shooting.
A telegram from Angouleme an
nounces the opening of the trial of 10
Frenchmen and one Italian accused of
participating in tbe Aigues Mortes ra
cial riots, August 16th.
Italian Bonds Depressed.
London, Dec. 27.—Italian bonds are
depressed in this city, Paris and Berlin,
owing to rumors that several large
Italian banks are unable to carry their
holdings. It ie reported, however, that
Italy ia negotiating a loan of 600,000,000
lire in Germany. The latter report ie
not credited here.
CHICAGO'S NKIT MAYOR.
Hopkins Takes tho Oath and Promisee
a Model Administration.
Chicago, Dec. 27, —John P. Hopkins
waa inaugurated aa mayor of Chicago in
the city council chamber tonight in the
! presence of a throng that filled the room
i almost to suffocation. Hopkins entered
| the chamber after the work of the even
ing had begun and was received with
great applause. Acting Mayor Swift,
j who waa Hopkins' opponent in the late
election, introduced. bim in a graceful
speech, to which Hopkins replied at
length, promising to do all in hia power
to give a model administration.
THEY HATE TO STRIKE
NORTHERN PACIFIC EMPLOYEES
IN A QUANDARY.
They Still Hope to Avoid Striking--Th*
Reoeivern' Injanctlon to Be Met
by a Counter Appeal to
St. Paul, Dec. 27.—The Northern
Pacific employees' representatives met
this afternoon to consider the latest de
velopmentßin their contention with the
railroad. This morning they were feel
ing very bitter about tbe injnnctiona
served on them, and were very much at
sea ajj to.w.hjitfrqtiiui thsy should take.
The meeting of the men this after
noon did not decide on final action, but
beiore adjournment a committee was
appointed to confer with the receivers
and learn what farther action was possi
ble without going into the courts. The
intention ie to exhaust ull other means
of redreea before calling on tbe courts.
The Northern Pacific employees have
completed their system of federation
and all the employees are included.
Milwaukee, Dec. 27.—T0 combat tbe
injunction proceedings against tbem,
tbe employees of the Northern Pacific
contemplate making a motion beiore
Judge Jenkins, who issued an injunc
tion ordering them not to combine in a
strike to tie up tbe road, asking him to
have the old wage schedule continued.
They are inclined to obey the injunction
to the letter, but say as they are parties
having a vital interest, tbey should be
given an opportunity to present tbeir
case to the court. Tbey are now in
consultation with their attorneys, with
a view to taking such steps. This adds
a novel feature to tbe proceedings
already had, which of themselves, it is
said, have no precedent in the United
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
The Cordate Trnat Organized Coder a
Trenton. N, J., Dec. 27.—A certificate
of organization of tue United State*
Cordage company, tbe outgrowth of the
National Cordage company's failure,
has been placed on file in the office ol
the secretary of state. Tbe capital
stock is placed at $34,000,000. Harvey
A. A. Herrold of New York holding
shares amounting to $33,986,000 and the
balance being divided among 10 others,
including E. A. C. Young, one of the
National Cordage company's receivere.
Of the capital stock $20.01,0,000 is com
mon; $6,000,000 first preferred, with a
guaranteed 6 per cent dividend, and
$8,000,000 second preferred, with a limit
of 8 per cent dividend from the earnings,
in excess of the dividend on first pre
New York, Dec. 27.—Rudolph Kep
pler bas been elected president, and VV.
H. Corbin vice-president of the United
States Cordage company.
The Soo Road Precipitates a New Ele
ment of Discord.
Chicago, Dec. 27. —The 800 road pre
cipitates a new element into the trans
continental rate trouble by the issue of
a tariff sheet, which allows a $20 dif
ferential to all North Pacific coast
points. Heretofore the Soo Has been
allowed a $10 differential, and tbis new
demand seems to place the transcon
tinental rate adjustment further off than
Asked for a Receiver.
Chicago, Dec. 27.—An amended bill
bas been filed in the'suit of the Griffin
Wheel and Foundry company against
tbe big Grant locomotive works asking
for a receiver for the defendant concern.
A line of tine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at .Little
boy's pharmacy. Gall and see tbem,
311 South Spring street.
Removal sale —Musical goods. Prices
no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring
ON THE EVE OF BATTLE
Mello's Ironclads About to
Strike a Blow.
They Are Closing in on the
The Latter's Decks Cleared for the
Great Excitement at Pernambuco Where
the Engagement Ia Expected to
Take Placa — A Torrlble
Strain at Klo.
By the Associated Press.
Pernambuco, Dec. 27.—The greatest
mystery surrounds the movements of
the rebel admiral, Mello. Nothing haa
been seen of him since he sailed north
on the 20tb, presumably to show fight
to the new government cruieers, Nicthe
roy and America.
TROUBLE WITH PORTUGAL.
Word ia received of trouble between
Brazil and Portugal, becauae, by order
of President Peixoto, the Portuguese
minister wbb detained against hia will.
It is stated tbat the minister tried to
leave, despite the preaident's order, and
that force was employed to detain him.
A HEAVY ENGAGEMENT.
The Spanish warabip Cristobal Colon,
arrived from Rio, reporta tbat on Christ
mas eve there was a heavy engagement
between the rebel warship and theforta.
Both sides are said to bave Buffered
MELLO AT BAUIA.
Later in the day great excitement was
caused by tbe news that Admiral Mello
had arrived at Bahia, and tbe men on
board tbe Nictheroy began with alacrity
to pnt things in readiness to meet tbe
enemy. The rebel warships are reported
coaling at Bahia, preparatory to starting
for l'ernambuco to capture or destroy
the Nictheroy, after wbicb, if successful,
they will givo the America a drubbing.
Mello is expected here tomorrow. It is
not expected that he will attack in broad
daylight. It is now Baid the Nictheroy
will steam out to meet him.
Rumor has it that Captain Nunez may
torpedo tbe hsrbor and take other pre
cautionary measures to prevent being
taken by surprise at night or any other
time. The electric search light is kept
constantly in thorough working order
and the people of Pernambuco aie
again worked pp to tba highest
pitch of excitement in anticipation of
witneesing the battle between the dyna
mite cruiser and tba rebel warships. A
sharp lookout ia kept all along tbe
neighboring coast and signal men are
Btationed upon every elevation of ground
from which a good view of the coast
waters may be obtained.
AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR.
The government torpedo school ship
Parahyba, recently ordered north, her
destination being unknown, arrived
here, and almost aa suddenly disap
peared, fearing to be engaged in the
coming struggle between the Nictheroy
and rebel ships. Another version of tbe
sudden departure of tbe Parahyba ia
tbat she waß ordered by to
steam for parts unknown upon an im
THE NICTIIEROY'S CREW BUSY.
The Nictheroy'a crew have not been
idle and are now thoroughly trained in
working the big dynamite gun and in
handling the rapid-firing guns, and are
likely to play a most active part in the
night attack, Bbould Mello decide upon
attempting to cut out the Nictheroy.
A TERRIBLE STRAIN.
Any Sort of a Change Would Be Wel
comed at Klo.
New York, Deo. 27.—The Herald's
Montevideo dispatch from Rio says:
Word has reached the city from Rio
Grande do Sul tbat tbe loyal garrison in
Bage is being sadly demoralized by hun
ger, due to diflicnltiea in getting pro
visions through the insurgent's
lines. President Peixoto is said to
be considering the advisability
of ordering the Nictheroy and America
to go to Rio and make an attack upon
Cobras island and npon tbe insur
gent ships now at anchorage among the
foreign vessels in tbe bay. Tbe feeling
in Rio seems to be that anything wbich
would end the present state of suspense
would be a relief.
Forced Detention of tho Portuguese
Minister nt Hlo.
Lisbon, Dec. 27.—A. great sensation
has been caused in government circles
by news of the forcible detention in Rio
de Janeiro of the Portuguese minister,
Count Paco d'Arcos. He was re
called recently and was to have
arrived here Monday. Passengers
by the steamer from Rio* confirm the
report. The minister's brother in Rio
forwarded a message to the same effect,
and the minister himself has tele
graphed his relatives telling them to
give the information that he is unable
to embark, being forcibly detained. It
ie said Portugal has asked the repre
sentative of one of the powers reprj
sented at Rio to act for it in the matter.
High-Handed Conduct of Peixoto'a Bol
dlera—Our Flag Insulted.
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. —The Ameri
can schooner Grace Andrews, command
ed by Captain Andrews, has arrived
from Brazil. Captain Andrews tells a
story of outrageous treatment by Peix
oto'a soldiers in Rio harbor. Captain
Andrews had started from hie ahip to
the harbor in a small boat, and when
within hailing distance of the shore
hoisted the American flag, but the sol
diers on shore shouted, "If you don't
stop we will shoot you," and fired sev
j era I shots. But the captain got hia
boat on shore and waa arreated, together
: with three Bailors, and placed in prison.
He waa then taken to Rio, ami tbo chief
of police put them in jail without any
; food. He managed to communicate with
the American consul and obtained his
release. The captain complained about
■ the eoldiers having hauled down the
American flag on hia small boat, but tbe
; consul paid no attention to it. He claims
the factß of the situation at Rio are sup
preeaed by the ofhciala and that the
American proas has incorrect news.
Rebels In Hard Straits.
London', Dec. '27.— Advices from Rio
de Janeiro report that the insurgents are
jin a critical condition. Admiral De
Gamo is disturbed by the non-arrival of
reinforcements. Several concerted up
risings have been checkmated.
The Miantonomah Ordered to Rio.
| New York, Dec. 27. —Orders ior the
; Miantonomah to prepare in 24 hours to
go to eea were received at the navy yard
today. The ultimate destination of the
' monitor will undoubtedly be Rio.
MISS POLXAIEIVS SUIT.
Colonel Breckinridge Danlea>,All Inten
tions of Compromises.,
Lexington, Ky., Dec. 27.—Colonel
Breckinridge arrived tonight from Wash
ington. He stated tbat there is not the
slightest foundation for the report of a
| compromise of tbe suit of Madeline
Pollard. The latter ia not here, and is
net expected. Colonel Breckinridge
expresses confidence in his renomina
tion for congresß.
Lexington, Dee. 27. —Colonel Breck
inridge's Bon, Desna, said today regard
ing tbe Pollard suit tbat bis father
; would not consider for a moment an
j offer to compromise. Breckinridge's
: friends say the rumor of a compromise
i wae started solely to injure hie political
I standing in tbe Ashland district, and
the suit will be tried in the courts.
CARLSON GETS THERE.
SAN DIEGO'S RUSTLING MAYOR
MAKES A COUP.
Re Obtains a Concession and Bonne
From Mexico for Building a
Railroad Across Beja
Special to tbe Herald.
San Diego, Dec. 27. —Mayor Carlson
left bere a ebort time ago, ostensibly
bound for New York in tbe interest of
the San Diego and Phoenix railroad, of
which he ia president. His friends
here were, therefore, much surprised
today on receipt of a telegram from him
dated City of Mexico, stating tbat he
had obtained from tbe Mexican govern
ment a concession and bonus for build
ing a railroad acroes Lower California to
Ynma. This means tbat the course of
the proposed line will be changed, the
road swerving southward, crossing the
international boundary and traversing a
much better country than proposed
by the original survey. Much sat
isfaction is felt heie over the change,
aa it is hoped the bonus' in whatever
form it may be, will be sufficient to cap
italize the road and iwure ita speedy
construction. Carlson's supposed trip
to New York was looked upon by come
bb a wild goose chase, it being deemed
improbable that capital could be inter
ested in the enterprise during thia
period of financial depression. The
mayor's change of programme is, there
fore, heartily approved and coneidered a
clever move, quite worthy of SanDiego'a
chief executive and promoter of her
commercial interests. Carlson tele
graphed that be wonld start on bis re
turn trip tonight, and he will doubtless
be given an enthusiastic reception on bin
THI COUGHLIN TRIAL.
First Repulse of the Prosecution—No
Chicago, Dec. 27.—1n the Coughlin
caee today a number of witnesses testi
fied aa to tbe character of the wounds
on Dr. Cronin's body and aa to tbe con
dition of the Carlson cottage, in which
the murder was committed, developing
In the afternoon the prosecution met
ita first repulse, Judge Tutbill refusing
to admit testimony upon the question
of a conspiracy in Camp 20, Clan-Na-
ON TBEIR NATIVE HEATH.
Ex-Chief Miguel and His Band Re
turned to Yuma.
Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 27.—Ex-Chief Mig
uel and seven Yuma Indiana have re
turned from Loa Angelea, where they
were in jail accused of violating the
lawa and ineubordination. They cay
that the division of their landa will be
of great benefit to tbe tribe, and favor
the project, which ia acceptable to all
the Indians and tbeir friends.
A Negro Rape Fiend Lynchad,
New Orleans, Deo. 27. —Tilman
Green, colored coachman of a family at
Colombia, attempted to outrage his
mistress while ber husband was absent,
He broke into ber room at night. Bhe
escaped and gave tbe alarm. He con
fessed his intention and wae lynched, a
number of negroes participating.
All Quiet at Wlldwood.
. Wildwooi), Fla., Dec. 27.—Eqerything
ie quiet. Ihe militia returned home
this morning. Only one negro ie known
to bave been killed. Six negroes have
been arrested and taken to tbe Kaunter
ville jail. It is thought all danger is
| Stop tbat cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourtn and
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 2t>4 S. Main street, oppo
THE WIDENING OP PIP ST
STREET KNOCKED OUT - THE
REDONDO RAILWAY WANTS TO
CROSS JEFFERSON STREET.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ANOTHER OBJECT LESSON.
Railroad Receiverships the
Order of the Day.
Collapse of the New York and
Boss Piatt in Temporary Charge of!
President HoLaod Taken by Surprise*)
He Will Try to Prevent the Be* I
celvershtp from Becoming \
By the Associated Press.
Albany, N. V., Dec. 27.—Boardman, \
of the law firm of Tracy, Boardman A i
Piatt, appeared before Judge Wallace, of,
the United States court, this morning
and asked that a temporary receiver be
appointed for the New York and New
England railroad. The court granted'
the request and appointed Hon. T. 0.
Piatt, one of the directors of the road.'
It is understood he is of the party op
posed to President McLeod, who is also
president and receiver of the Reading
road. It is supposed McLeod was seek
ing similar action with reference to the
New England road, and that in tbe ap
pointment of Piatt he was outwitted.
Frederick H. Prince oi Boston is among
the leading spirits in opposition to Me->
The application for receivers ia based'
on mismanagement of tbe road and its!
insolvency. An order to show causej
why a permanent receiver should not'
be appointed was made, returnable Jau-'
HOW IT CAME ABOCT.
New York', Dec. 27.—A temporary re- 1
ceiverehip of the New York and New.'
England railroad was decided on lasti
night. One of the directors said: 1
"There will be a lively fight if McLeod
does not put up tbe money for the Jan
uary inteerst. Both sides are prepared
for almost any emergency, and in such
event it will be simply a question
of who gets tbere first. If McLeod j
raises the interest money there will be/
no receivership. If not, there will be,'
Hie action will depend on t c control oi
the etock. The McLeod party will not'
put up tbe money unless it can control;
tbe road.- Whether or not they can dot
so is an open question. The trouble
with the New England for tbe past five
or six yeara has been that it has had no
working capital. The president always
bad to provide for all the deficiencies."
Receiver Plait said: "The move is
not unfriendly, but is merely taken to
conserve the interests of the security
holders and creditors. Of conrse tbe
action wag a surprise to ttie officers of.'
the road." .
McLeod, when seen, expressed great
indignation at tbe move, and declared;
if he had known of it, it should not'
bave taken place. He declared it was
very unfriendly to him, bnt declined to,
talk further till he had seen the papers)
The move does not affect the Read
ing road, McLeod's connection with!
the latter having ceased when he was;
removed from the receivership of tha.'
Reading, some time ago.
CAUSED NO SURPRISE.
The appointment cansed virtually no
surprise. It was well known that definite ,
steps looking to such a result had been*
taken. Last night, it is aaid, a confer-i
ence was held at the Fifth-Avenue hotel i
and at a late hour the determination.
waa reached to aak for a receiver. Tbe'
conferees were Thomas C. Piatt and F.
H. Prince, directors of the New England
company; A. B. Boardman and Frank 1
H. Piatt of the law firm of Tracy, Piatt \
& Boardman, and some capitalists inter-/
eeted in the seanritiea of tbe company.
Boardman left for Albany on the mid- i
night train to make application for ths i
appointment of a receiver.
One of the capitalists who attended
the conference aaid tbe conference was;
really a meeting of tbe committee ap
pointed some time ago to raise the
money required to pay tbe interest due!
January Ist; $200,000 is required for;
that purpose, and the committee baa.
been unable to secure it. Response! to
the applications of the committee have
been very slow, and under the circum
stances it was necessary that an appli
cation be made for a receiver. It did
not follow, however, that the application
would be inimical to the interests repre
sented by McLeod, although it waa not
believed McLeod held any mora stock
than wbb necessary to qualify him as a
director and president of tbe company.
A meeting of the stockholders of tbe
New England was held thia afternoon i
to vote on the queation of ratifying:
the lease to the New England company
of the New York, New England anfc.
Northern railroad. McLeod was prev
ent and made a statement explaining,
what had been done since hia con
nection with the road as president.
Voting on the question ol lease will be
continued tomorrow, wben it i» ex
pected sufficient votea will be received,
While the voting was going on to
day, the announcement was made lfi<M
Piatt had been appointed receiver. Vie-
Leod saitl tbe application for a ie
ceiver was inimical to him.
m'leod will fight.
"We shall see, however, ishather the
road continues in the hands oi » re
ceiver," said he. "I waa elected r>t»
dent last March and found an «miu,i>
treasury, ovetdue and nnpaid vr.rti .".
and many pressing creditote. tM I• s
day after my election an aUnciu , „
was placed on a large portion vi liio ■ ii
ing stock. Several luemheio v n.
board and myself promptly <'*«i«t vi. n ~
I relief Of the company , ihe uuu«4,ji«u n
I were released and sufficient funOu pi«j t
j vided for preßbing c .nuis . ~ i n.. . • i
I Tsscei made io in«i July .n.uios'.. I .