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"Stands for the Interests of"3 n Southern California. J SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J VOL. XXXIV.—NQ. 112. DECLARED VACANT. Clifton K. Breckinridge's Seat in Congress. The Majority Elections Com mittee's Report. Clayton's Murder Laid at tho Door of His Political Opponents. The Hooper Theory Discredited—A Spe cial Law for Contested Elections Recommended. Associated Press Dispatches. I Washington, August .'!.—Representa tive Lacey, of lowa, has prepared for submission to the house the majority report of the elections committee upon the Clayton-Breckinridge contested elec tion case and the murder of the Repub lican contestant. Commenting on Clay ton's murder, the report says: "Re wards were offered,' anil the community of Morrillton passed appropriate resolu tions, but no earnest attempt to bring the murderers to justice has been made by the local authorities. The efforts of the governor have been in vain." Next the report refers to the killing of Smith, a negro detective, who was in vestigating the ballot-box theft, and George Bentley, brother of T. Bentley, wdio was suspected of being one of the thieves. George Bentley at the time was negotiating with the l'inkertons to give_ evidence and expose the guilty parties, when he was said to have been accidentally shot by his brother. The report says there is no direct evidence to show any criminality in the killing of Bentley, but declares it unfortunate that these two killings occurred while the men were about to give evidence to detectives. The theory that Clayton's murder was •due to the enmity of one Hooper is taken up, and the report says it clearly appears that Hooper was not only in California when the murder occurred, but ill with a disease. The theory, says the majority, was naturally pleasing to •the contestee (Breckinridge), though the friends of Col. Clayton very naturally complained that so important a clew should have been concealed for ten months from them, and only made known when the congressional investi gation began. The report, continuing, says: "No reasonable explanation of the murder appears except that some of the ballot box thieves, finding the taking of testi mony proceeding, killed Clayton to sup press Investigation. No other motive is possible. The necessity of the enact ment of some law winch will prevent ballot-box stealing and murder from conferring a prima facie title to a seat in congress, is evident from the result of this contest. Had such laws been in force as would have prevented the contestee from taking his seat with such title, no one would at tempt to confer such title, by stealing ballot-boxes. Evidently ballot-box steal ing was looked upon as a joke in that country, until the awful consequences that resulted have appalled the good people of tlie country. No doubt some of these men would have been deterred from taking the first step in the crime if they had realized that murder would be the end. But they crossed their Rubi con. Breckinridge got a seat in con gress, and one crime followed in the foot steps of another. The least guilty of the criminals dare not expose the more guilty, lest the fate of Clayton should overtake them. "The murderers of Benjamin, a well known Little Rock Republican, who was killed while conferring with local Republicans with regard to bringing ballot-box thieves to justice, must be well known, for a large number of per sons were present, but they are not in dicted. No indictments have been found under the state election laws for a ballot-box crime. Murderer Smith is discharged without trial; the killing of Bentley has not been investigated, and the only man whose crime is punished is Wahl, a federal supervisor, who was indicted for playing cards wdien he was shot. That men can be found lawless enough to commit these crimes is to be de plored, but when men of high character and standing complacently avail them selves of the fruits of such crime, and the control of the national house of represen tatives is made to turn upon such methods, it no longer remains a mere matter of local concern, but arises to the magnitude of a national calamity." "The present case," continues the re port, "has attracted national attention. Never before has a contest for a seat in congress been terminated by the bullet of an assassin. If such methods were submitted to in silence —the party bene fited by tlie crime and his partisans quietly and without dispute retaining the benefits of the death of his competi tor —a new element would be introduced into our form of government." A resolution accompanying the report declares the seat vacant. CONGRESS THIS WEEK. Light Attendance Will Make Dull Pro ceedings in the House. Washington, August 3.—ln this week's house proceedings there is a strong dis position on the part of the majority to finally pass upon the conference report on the original package bill, and secure action upon the compound lard bill and two election cases. But it is felt the presence of a quorum is a necessity in these cases, and if that cannot be main tained it is probable the house will be obliged to confine itself to consideration of measures which are not expected to arouse party feeling. The tariff bill will be discussed in the senate until Friday, when it will be laid aside and the river and harbor appropriation bill taken up. FURIOUS SLUGGING. Two Light-Weights Fight Forty-One Bloody Rounds. Chicago, August 3. —A prize-fight of forty-one rounds took lace in Thayer, In diana, today, between the light-weights Tommy White, of Chicago, and George Siddons, of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Two-ounce gloves were used. The stake LOS ANGELES HERALD. was a purse of $500. Siddons won. The first twenty rounds were marked by furious slogging on both sides, with tlie advantage on the side of the Chicagoan, but after that he gradually weakened, and only kept to the scratch by frequent gulps of brandy. In the forty-first round White was knocked down six times before his seconds threw up the sponge. The ring at the close of the fight looked like a slaughter pen. RROKE THK RECORD. The Steamship Time from Japan tn New York Beaten. New York, August 3.—The great steamers Glenogite and Monmouthshire left Japan July 10th. After stopping at various ports in the China seas to com plete their cargoes they started on a race for New York. The Glenogite ar rived here today, having made the trip from Japan in the remarkably short time of lifty-four days, beating the rec ord by one day. The Monmouthshire is expected hourly. The captain reports suffering from the rice famine in Japan to be on the increase. In every part the inhabitants are starving. Southern Shootings. Harrison, Miss., August 3. —Late last night Horace Crawford, a negro porter at the Gates hotel, saw several men loitering around a store, and thinking they were burglars, he demanded them to surrender, when one of them shot and killed him. Another man was found just outside the city limits, shot through the neck. This is supposed to have been done by the same parties. The shooting has caused great excitement. A posse is scouring the woods for the murderers. Harrison and Blame. Gape May Point, N. J., August 3.— President Harrison remained at home all day today with his guest, Secretary Blame. NORTHWESTERN STORMS TERRIFJC HAIL IN MINNESOTA AND DAKOTA. A Large Section of Coutry Devastated. Windows Broken, Crops Destroyed and Hogs and Poultry Killed. New Richland, Minn., August 3.—A most terrific wind and hail storm visited this section this forenoon. The win dows on the west and north side of every building in this village, and for miles to either side in the country, are broken. The storm covered an area of about forty miles wide and ten miles long. All uncut grain in its path is a total loss. The loss is estimated at from $75,000 to $100,000. Hogs were killed and hundreds of chickens per ished. In some instances pieces of ice were driven with such force as to pierce through the roofs of buildings. Sioux Falls, S. D., August 3.—A se vere hailstorm visited this vicinity this morning. It lasted about five minutes, but did .SIO,OOO orsls,ooodamages in the city in the way of broken windows and injury to trees and shrubbery. The new court house suffered the great est damage, over one hundred panes of glass being broken. In the north central portions of the city the hail stones ran to the size of a man's fist, while in the southern portion they were not larger than in inch in diameter. Re ports from the outside show that the track of the storm was about forty miles wide, from Beaver creek to Salem. The damage to small grain will be compara tively slight, as most of it was in shook, but corn was stripped of its leaves. Winona, Minn., August 3.—A heavy wind storm struck this city this after noon, accompanied by rain. Shade trees, awnings and signs were blown down. The iron roof of the Porter flouring mill was torn out, and consider able other damage done. THE CONDUCTOR SLEPT. It Caused a Collision Costing Several LIves—Trains Demolished. Louisville, August 2. —This morning near Bedford, Indiana, the outbound passenger train from Chicago, on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad, collided with the northbound passenger train from Louisville. Sev eral cars were completely telescoped. Engineer Burns and Fireman Cole were instantly killed. A passen ger named Ashcroft is also reported killed. The injured number nine, of whom James Tilford, a postal clerk, will die. Conductor McDonald, of the south-bound train, says he and his en gineer agreed to sidetrack at Guthrie, three miles from the wreck, but he went to sleep, and did not awake until the trains struck. Both engines were almost entirely destroyed, and several of the cars are little better than kind ling wood! The money loss will be heavy. A PRECIOUS PAIR. A Colored Preacher and Wife Poison a Family of Ten. Atlanta, Ga., Augusts.—The attempt of a colored preacher named W. H. Boone, in Gordon county, to kill by poison a family of ten persons, three of his victimB being now dead, has created intense excitement, and the poisoner and his wife are carefully guarded in jail. He put rat poison in the food of a colored family named Lalley. Boone puts the crime on his wife, saying she was jealous of Mrs. Lalley's affection for him. The wife puts it on her husband, saying he sought to obtain possession of Lalley's crop. The other victims are not yet out of danger. THE FORCE BILL. Colored Republicans Say It Will Not Help the Race. Philadelphia, August 3.—The Mat thew Stanley Quay Club of this city, composed entirely of colored men, at a largely attended meeting this afternoon unanimously passed a resolution to the effect that the federal election bill is not practicable, will not help the political condition of the colored man in the south, but will rather have a tendency to keep alive race piejudices. Paper Mill Burned. Dansville, N. V., August 3.—The Whiteman paper mill was burned this morning. Loss, $150,000; insurance, $100,000. MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1890. A SHOOTER SHOT. Another Victim of the Iron- Molders' War. A Riotous Deputy Sheriff Seri ously Wounded. A Policeman and a By-Stander Also Hit by Bullets. Depredations of Whitecaps in New Mex ico—A Rancher Murdered by His Mistress. Associated Press Dispatches. I San Francisco, August 3.—James Corcoran, a deputy sheriff and member of the Iron Holders' Union, was shot and dangerously wounded this afternoon by a policeman. Corcoran is an iron molder by trade, but stopped working at it when appointed deputy sheriff. He remained an active member of the union, however. This afternoon he went to First and Howard streets, where the Risdon iron works are located, and com menced firing at the windows. Several policemen attempted to arrest him, and he took to flight. Officer Carr followed him, while Officer Riley ran around the block to intercept him. Finding himself nearly overtaken, Corcoran turned and fired two shots at Officer Carr, who returned fire, wounding him in the side. A mo ment after Riley met him face to face at the corner, and Corcoran fired at him, barely missing. Riley returned the fire, inflicting a dangerous wound in his left shoulder. Riley then grappled with him and threw him down. He was taken to the receiving hospital, and his wounds dressed. In the melee a bystander, John Iloran, received a slightwound. Late in the evening William S. Fitz gerald, a member of a local detective agency, fired two shots at the windows of the Risdon works. He was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Later —It now seems that Fitzgerald did not shoot. Some one had placed two small torpedoes on the street car track. When they exploded Officer Tobin ran to the spot, and finding Fitz gerald there with a pistol arrested him ior firing. It appears that Horan, seeing Officer Riley struggling with Corcoran, went to Riley's assistance. The latter thought he meant to help Corcoran, and fired at him. The ball struck a small medal worn on a string around his neck, and glanced, only inflicting a slight flesh wound. REPUBLICAN WHITECAPS. A Dangerous anil Desperate Organiza tion In New Mexico. Denver, August 3.—A special from Santa Fe to the Newt says: The white cap organization near Las Vegas, N. M., whose outrages were recently called to the attention of the secretary of the in terior, have become so bold in their dep redations that Governor Prince has been compelled to issue a proclamation, call ing upon them to disband, and he de clares that he will order out the terri torial militia, and if necessary call upon the United States troops. This band of regulators style them selves the Knights of Labor, and have organized lodges throughout San Miguel county, until they now have a membership of 1,500. They have, with out any legal cause, destroyed hundreds of miles of fences, turned herds of cattle loose, burned thousands of tons of hay and destroyed other property, while several men who have opposed them have been seriously wounded by unseen assassinators, or mysteriously disap peared. Another unfortunate discovery for the county is that for years there has been a factional fight in the Republican party, and it is now alleged that the leader of one faction is in sympathy with these outlaws and that the organization, unless it is soon broken up, will be used as a political machine. MURDERED KY Ills MISTRESS. A Rancher's Dissolute Debauch Ends in His Death. Victoria, B. C, August 3.—Murder was committed last night at Cobble Hill, a station between here and Nanaimo. The victim was a rancher named Joe Dongan, who was shot through the heart by a woman with whom he had lived for some time. The shooting was the result of a drunken quarrel. Mrs. Rouledge, the murderess, had several times before attempted to kill Dongan, for whom she deserted her husband a few years ago. Siie has been arrested. An inquest was held today, the jury returning a verdict of man slaughter. SUNDAY KALI. GAMES. Police Prevent Playing at Buffalo and Syracuse. Buffalo, August 3.—The St. Louis- Rochester game was to he played here today, but the police interfered, com pelling the players to desist. Nearly 4,000 people had assembled, and consid erable uproar ensued. Several arrests were made. Syracuse, August 3.—As the police had notified the Syracuse and Louisville clubs that the American Association game could not be played today, the Louisville club left for home. Columbus, August 3. —Columbus, 3; Athletics, 7. New York, August 3. —Brooklyn, 2; Toledo, 9. Sacramento and Stockton. Stockton, August 3. —Sacramento de feated Stockton here again today. The game was interesting, and up to the ninth innings stood 3 to 2 in favor of the home team. In their last inning the senators made two runs and won the game. Score —Stockton, 3; Sacramento, 4. Sacramento, August 3. —Sacramento and Stockton gave one of the prettiest exhibitions of baseball this afternoon that has been seen for some time. Hitting was light, as both pitchers were effective. The score was tied in the seventh innings and both goose-eggs in the eighth. It looked like an extra in nings game, but in the ninth Roberts and Brown each made a home run, while Stockton could not score. re—Sacramento, 4; Stockton, 2. San Francisco and Oakland. San Francisco, August 3. —The game at Emery station this morning between the Oaklands and San Franciscos was decided a draw at the end of the ninth inning. The batteries were Carsey and Lohman, and Lookabaugh and Young and Speer. The game was one of the best ever played in Oakland. Score—Oakland", 2; San Francisco, 2. In the evening at the Haight-street grounds the home team defeated the Oaklands. The batteries were Cobb and Lohman for Oakland and McCarthy and Speer ior San Francisco. It was a great game, with many exciting inci dents and brilliant plays. Score—San Francisco, 5; Oakland, 2. Camp Stanford. Santa Cruz, August 3. —The first ar tillery regiment, National Guards, Col. J. W. Guthrie commanding, arrived here tiiis morning from Sacramento for a camp of eight days. The camp grounds are in the same locotion as those of the sixth infantry, which camped here the first week in July. The artillery camp will be known as Camp Stanford, in honor of Senator Stanford. Kicked by a Horse. Lakeport, Cal., August 3.—Marshal Spoke, of Kelseyville, had his skull frac tured by a kick from a horse yesterday eveninj;. He was unconscious for about ten hours. The doctors say the chances are against his recovery. A Sailor's Fall. San Francisco, August 3.—Robert Ritchie, a sailor on the ship Palmyra, fell from a vardarm, sixty feet to"the deck, yesterday, and received injuries from which he will probably die. KEMMLER'S DOOM NEAR. THE ELECTROCUTION TO TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK. An Astute Lawyer, However, Digs Up a Point of Law that He Thinks May Save the Unhappy Culprit. Auburn, N. V., August 3.—A delicate point of law has been suggested here by a gentleman deep in legal lore. It is that the week beginning August 4th ends with a Sunday. The warden has arbitrary power to defer the execution until Sunday, August 10th. It is held that the Sunday general law would inter vene to prevent his killing, upon the ground that the execution of a legal process upon Sunday is not legal. Directly at this point the case is touched by that general principle of law that if the sentence under which Kemm ler is expected to be killed is void in part, it must be wholly void. Brought to close application, the premises war rant the assumption that if it is illegal to kill Kemmler on the seventh day of the week designated, then it would be illegal to kill him on any other day of the week designated. The situation, it is held, would be dif ferent if Sunday intervened as a part of the seven days, because it would then run with the week and be part of the seven days constituting a week. As the case stands, the week in which the sentence is to be executed will not be legally complete, because the week ends with a day void in law. Unless there is some general law which may bridge this point which is raised, the entire sentence, it is thought, will be null and void. Kemmler spent today quietly. He seemed to have a good appetite, and ate three full meals. It is now pretty certain that the exe cution will not take place on the first day of the week in which Kemmler has been finally sentenced. Undoubtedly this has been his last Sabbath of life upon earth. Doubtless no contradiction would be challenged from Warden Duns ton. He stated tonight that he does not himself know the hour of electrocution, nor the names of all who will be chosen to stand by when Kemmler dies. This afternoon the wife of the warden left the prison to be absent until the week after Kemmler's death, if it shall take place this week. The warden accom panied her out of town and is absent to night. New York, August 3.—A dispatch to the World from Auburn (timed 1:30 a. in.) says: Two hack-loads of men were two minutes ago unloaded at the prison gate. This looks as though the execution must take place before daylight. According to private advices from Syracuse, how ever, Warden Dunston was at a hotel in that city after midnight, tonight, and the first regular train to leave for Au burn is 0 a. m. MIZNER HEARD FROM. But He Haa Nothing to Say About the Conflicts in Central America. Washington, Angust 3. —At last Lan sing B. Mizner, United States minister resident in Central America, has been heard from. The department of state today received telegraphic dispatches from him, stating that he was at a place called Mento, in Guatemala, and he was in communication with the commanders of the United States vessels Thetis and and Ranger. Here Mizner stopped with out saying a word about the bloody con flicts supposed to be in progress between Guatemala and San Salvador or the re ported outbreak against the administra tion of President Barillas. He also failed to mention the Pacific mail steamer Colima's seizure by the Guate malan forces. Minister Mizner's silence as to all important particulars is thought to signify that either he re ceived none of the dispatches sent him by the department during the past two weeks, or else he is not allowed by the Guatemalan government to send out the particulars of any of the internal affairs of the country at the present time. To Expel "Sooners." Leavenworth, Kan., August 3.—A company of the tenth infantry received marching orders today to proceed to the Fox and Sac Indian reservation to expel intruders. Rev. McCloskey Dead. Louisville, August 3. —The Very Eev. George McCloskey, brother of Bishop McCloskey, died here today. UNHAPPY SAMOA. Great Dissatisfaction in the Islands. The Treaty Powers' Inexcusable Procrastination. The American Governments' Course Open to Criticism. Probabilities of Fresh Trouble Breaking Out—The King Feels the Need ol" An Advisor. Correspondence o£ the Associated Press. Apia, Sanioa, July 15. — [Per the steamer Zealandia to San Francisco.] — Great dissatisfaction was expressed here last week, both by foreign residents and loyal natives, on receipt of news by the steamer from New Zealand that America, England and Germany had further de layed the appointment of a chief justice and president of the municipal board, and that the matter had been referred to the king of Sweden. The new gov ernment of Samoa is little further ad vanced than it was two years ago, not withstanding the fact that the Berlin conference concluded its labors more than a year ago and formed a treaty which Malietoa and the chiefs of Samoa assented to last February. The only step which has been taken towards a new order of affairs is the re cent appointment of a collector of cus toms by the three consuls, sitting as a consular board, and even this appoint ment does not give satisfaction, as it is generally believed that, though the con suls have the power to make the ap pointment they have no power to en force the payment of duties. A German trading firm, the largest commercial or ganization on the islands, already pays its duties under protest. The native chiefs say that in defer ence to the request of the consuls, they assented to the treaty after a considera tion of only twenty-four hours, thus breaking through all their traditions of taking time over such important events, and they complain bitterly that no ap pointments have been made since then, and that nothing has apparently been done towards the establishment of a new government. Government by a consular board is regarded here as the most undesirable form that could be de vised. It has always resulted in failure, and it is considered strange that the American government should allow it to continue, owing to the very general be lief here of the existence of an English- German alliance in Sanioan matters. SUMMER Mill SALE The space upon which this notice is printed is very expensive; therefore unless we had some thing very important to announce we should not use and pay for it. You probably follow the leader so far as passing bombastic non sense in the shape of advertise ments. Be kind enough to give this modest announcement a look. Go further, analyze it, and if it is not asking too much come and be convinced that we have actual BARGAINS for you. Everything must be closed out during the month of August to make room for fall purchases now in transit. Corner Spring and Temple Streets. ———— — __—i—. We Close at 6p. m. Saturdays at zo p. m. ■Mi m> t&- t 5 r ~ ts** TBT*^( P -sisS A YEARK- P Burs the Daily Hkr.vld and' l $2 the Weekly Herald. ( IT IS NBWSY AND CLEAN., FIVE CENTS. Owing to the present unsettled condi tions of affairs in Samoa, and the ap parent slight probabilities of any imme diate action on the part of the three powers, it is believed here that trouble is imminent. Whether or not thia trouble will reach the proportions of another civil war, similar to the one which was experienced two years ago, it is at present difficult to state, but the same indications are given now that were manifested before the last war. It ia believed that the trouble this time would come from the Mataafa party, which has been gaining in strength, recently, failure of any action on the part of the three powers, having tended to shake the faith of many of Malietoa's supporters. Mataafa himself went to Savail, the largest island of the group, a short time ago, and since his return it has been learned that at least one-half the chiefs there are in his favor. Malietoa's fol lowers are, of course, the strongest, and in the event of another war, it is thought they would be ultimately successful, but the mere prospect of another conflict ia dreaded by all the foreign residents. Tamesese, who was supported by the Germans two years ago, is apparently not engaged in any strife, and be is said, to be enlisting the sympathy, not only of the white population, but also of the most intelligent portion of Malietoa's party. Unsuccessful overtures are be lieved to have been made to him by Mataafa's followers. King Malietoa and hia chiefs regard the situation so serious that they nave decided to ask the three consuls to ap point an adviser to the king, and they have selected William Blacklock, who was the American consular representa tive here during the last war, as the ad viser whom they desire. It is their in tention to bring the matter before the consular board in a few days. The only man-of-war at Apia now is the United States ship Mohican. A German ship will probably be here soon, but infcrmation has been received that no English war vessel will be expected for some time. Trade*on the islands is utterly stag nated. Tbe natives have eaten nearly all the cocoanuts, and the copra crop, which is the chief resource of the coun try, is likely to prove a failure. Struck a Landslide. Somerset, Ky., August 3.—A passen ger train on the Cincinnati Southern, while coming around a curve at Oak dale, struck a landslide, and the engine and three coaches were thrown down an embankment into the Emery river. Engineer Moore and Fireman Lannahan were instantly killed. It is not yet known whether any passengers were hurt or not. Last Week's Clearances. Boston, August 3 —The total gross exchanges for last week, as shown by dispatches from the leading clearing houses of the United States and Canada, is $1,077,163,715, an increase of 14.3 per cent, as compared with the correspond ing week of last year.