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" Stands for the Interests of "2 L Southern California. j SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 113. BEYOND THE ROCKIES Kemmler's Boom Drawing Very Near. Tlie Odd Fellows in Full Pos session of Chicago. Sweeping: Democratic Victories in Kentucky and Alabama. Senator Jones Loses $16,000 Bonds, But Qvtickly Recovers Them—A Ride on an Iceberg. Associated Press Dispatches.! Atjboen, August 4.—This afternoon a postman carried into the prison a regis tered letter addressed to William Kemm ler. The postmark was Philadelphia, and upon the envelope was written tlie words: "From your brother, Henry Kemmler." Doubtless this communica tion was thought by the writer to be, and probably will be, the last to pass between the two brothers. At 4 o'clock this afternoon Warden Durston told an Associated Press representative that the execution would not take place within the next twenty-four hours. Bearing upon this point is a private dispatch received in this city from Buffalo, stating that the invited witnesses to tlie execution have been asked to be present in Auburn at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Reasoning from these facts the people are divided in opinion as to whether Kemmler will die tomorrow or upon Wednesday even ing. Doubtless more people here are of the belief that Wednesday morning will be the time of the execution. PATRIARCHS MILITANT. The Odd Fellows in full Possession of Chicago, Chicago, August 4.—The Odd Fellows and Patriarchs Militant hold possession of Chicago. Every section of the United JStates is represented. Lieutenant-Gen eral Underwood, grand sire of the order and commander of the military branch of the Patriarchs Militant, sent out over half a million letters and circulars rela tive to the cantonment, and in many other ways called attention to tlie great event. The contests in the civil branches of the order began early today and will continue throughout the week. Most of these will be held in Battery D armory, and will be open only to the initiated. The merit contests in the work of the Rebekah degree were gallantly given precedence and began this morning. The proceedings were opened by Queen of the Lakes, Rebekab degree lodge 212, of Chicago. The prizes for which the Rebekah lodges to the number of eleven are competing aggregate $1,500. The lodges coming from outside Chicago are from Viroqua,Wisconsin ; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Indiana; Minneapolis, Bloomington and Omaha. At 3 p. m. the only public ceremony took place. This was the hoisting of the American, the Canadian and the mili tant flags. This was the official signal that the cantonment had begun. It was the intention to raise all three Hags at the same instant, and the signal for that purpose was given by General Underwood, but General Cable was determined that the stars and stripes should go up first, as he had held the rope. Tonight a magnificent reception and ball was given at Battery D armory, un der the auspices Rebekah degree. SOUTHERN ELECTIONS. Sweeping; Democratic Victories in Ken tucky and Alabama. Louisville, August 4. —A general elec tion took place throughout Kentucky to day. The only state oflice at stake was the clerkship of the court of appeals. The candidates were W. W. Longmore (Democrat) and Judge J. H. Kinsley (Republican). Delegates to the first constitutional convention since 1849 were also chosen. Reports up to mid night indicate that Longmore will have a larger majority than the Democratic ticket received at the last election. From returns from sixty of the 110 counties, by a comparison of returns, it is estimated that Longmoore will have about 3,500 majority. Montgomery, August 4.—The election in Alabama today for governor and other state officers, and members of the legislature, passed oft'quietly. Specials to the Advertiser from all portions of the state, indicate a sweeping Democratic majority. The legislature will contain but few independents or Republicans. LOST AND FOUND. Senator Jones Drops a Wad of 916,000 in New York. New York, August 4. —United States Senator Jones, of Nevada, left his hotel hurriedly this afternoon, intending to take the train for Washington. He summoned a cab and placed three satch ols on the seat by the driver. One of the bags contained registered railroad bonds valued at $10,000. After going a short distance he noticed that the bag containing the bonds was missing. Inspector Byrnes was notified and a general alarm sent out. Late in the afternoon the driver of the wagon came to the hotel with the miss ing satchel, having found it in the street. The driver was duly rewarded. A RIDE ON AN ICEBERG. A Steamer's Novel Experience ln the Arctic Current. Halifax, August 4.—Captain Asti of the steamer Portia which arrived this morning, says the vessel had a miracu lous escape from encounter with an ice berg off the Fog's Head. A berg 150 feet high and 000 feet long, broke in three pieces iust as the Portia was passing it. One of the pieces, 200 feet long, which had sunk, came up under the steamer, lifting her entirely out of the water. She remained some moments resting on the huge cake of ice, when a tremendous seat set her free. The steamer was badly itrained and her ruddor girders and dining tables smashed. LOS ANGELES HERALD. THE LOCK REPAIRED. Traffic Resumed nn the Sault Ste. Marie Canal. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., August 4.— The lock valve of the St. Mary's canal, which became disabled last Thursday, has been repaired, and traffic was re sumed this morning, there being a delay of eighty-nine hours to lake commerce. No cause can be given for the valve breaking, except that the wrist which held it in its bearing was not of suffi cient strength to support tbe immense weight of the valve, and the principal cause of the delay to tne repair of the valve was tbe pumps giving out. There have been 150 vessels tied up here, represent ing about ten million dollars, carrying about 000,000 tons of cargo. The direct loss to the vesselmen is about one hun dred thousand dollars, while the general public loss raises this to about two hun dred thousand dollars. The lake com merce cannot recover from this delay inside of two months. Six hundred passengers on steamers have been de layed here since Thursday. A TERRIBLE FIGHT. The Result of an Italian Girl's Love Affair. Bound Brook, N. J., August 4.—A ter rible light, the result of a love affair, oc curred in the Italian settlement, known as Gravel Pit, in the outskirts of Bound Brook, yesterday. Several years ago an Italian girl came to this country and worked in the Bound Brook mills. She was engaged to a lover in Italy, and in a short time married one of the Bound Brook Italians. Yesterday a brother of tlie jilted lover visited the settlement, and meeting the woman, struck her over the head with a bottle. Her husband in terfered, and in a moment the two were engaged in mortal light. A free fight soon followed. All turned out and fought one another viciously with all sorts of weapons. During the fight two wounded men died in great agony. Sev eral others are expected to die. GOING TOO FAR. SAN SALVADOR IN A PRECARIOUS SITUATION. Her Little Army Likely to Ba Over whelmed in the Enemy's Country—ln terference by the U. S. Hoped for. Panama, August 4.—lt is believed here that San Salvador is now in a most precarious situation. Her whole avail able strength, 20,000 troops, has been thrown into Guatemala. The prospects of the success of this little army are growing smaller with each engagement, yet they are pushing forward into the heart of the enemy's country. It is believed, however, that, when Guate mala and Honduras have mobilized their forces they will overwhelm this little army, which seems to have already wandered beyond the lines of possible retreat. Then, it is thought, it will be time for Nicaragua and Costa Rica to take the field. Even then, how ever, unless Mexico comes to the aid of the smaller states, the probabilities- are that Guatemala will be enabled to im pose her rule upon the entire country and substitute a centralized military government for the proposed federal union. Meanwhile, Guatemala has to settle a serious account with the United States on account of the seizure by Guatemala of war supplies on board the Pacific Mail steamer Colima, legally shipped at Sftn Francisco for San Salvador. No intimation had been given of a state of siege having been declared before the Colima sailed. It is understood here that Blame has taken prompt action in tbe matter. Aside from this episode strong hopes are entertained among a large circle that the United States will put forth its best endeavors to smooth over the quarrel and stop the war ere it goes too far. New York, August-4.—A Herald dis patch from San Salvador via La Libertad says: Four more battles have been fought by the San Salvadorians against the Guatemalan troops within the terri tory of Guatemala. The San Salvador ian troops are now firmly established within forty miles of the Guatemalan capitol. Saratoga Races. Saratoga, August 4.—First race— Rosaline won, Vanella second, Lady Unde third ; time, 1:03 V Second race—Laughter won, National second, Silver Prince third ; time, 1:04 V Third race, mile and furlong— Australitz won. Puzzle second, Irene third ; time. 1:50. Fourth race, mile—lsaac Lewis won, Saunter second, Eugene third; time, 1:41 V Fifth race, mile and seventy yards— Eminence won, Conaletta second, Styke third : time, 1:47 V Sixth race, six furlongs—Nannie P. won, Bohemian second, Diamond third; time, 1:17. Seventh race, six furlongs—Modjeska won, Happiness second, Pall Mall third; time, 1:17 V Evidences of Forgotten Crimes. New York, August 4. —While some workmen were digging a trench in the rear of 75 Elizabeth street this after noon, they came across two human skulls and a lot of human bones. The place where they were found is just back of the old armory ball, used for years as a notorious dive by Billy McGlory. Other human remains were found in the same spot a fortnight ago. Marauders in Texas. San Antonio, Tex., August 4. —An at tack was made this morning on the small town of Shatter by twenty-five Mexicans. State Ranger Graves was killed and Deputy Sheriff Lee seripusly wounded. A posse of rangers and dep uty sheriffs have left Marfa to capture the marauders. It is reported that Shafter was sacked and burned. A Gas Explosion. Tacoma, Wash., August 4.—A dis patch from Carbonada, this county, stating that a gas explosion occurred this morning in a mine, killing Henry J. Jones and T. B. Morgan. Thomas Williams was injured. The bodies were horribly mangled. The explosion was caused by a miner opening his lamp to gas. No damage was done to the mine. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1890. AUTOCRAT REED. Rogers, of Arkansas, Reads Him a Lesson. Henderson, of lowa, Essays to Defend Him. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, Makes an Impassioned Address. The Men of the North Entreated to Deal More Justly with Their South ern Brethren. Associated Press Dispatches I Washington, August 4.—The house went into committee of the whole on the general pension appropriation. Henderson, of lowa, explained that the Pacific railroad claims were not pro vided for in the bill. While he believed that the time was near at hand when these claims would have to be settled, the committee had been practically unanimous in refusing to provide for their payment when they were still pending in the courts of the country. Rogers, of Arkansas, attacked the speaker and his rulings. The code of rules, he said, under which the house was proceeding gave the speaker power to stifle debate, gag tbe house, force the passage of bills, avoid exposure, outrage and mistreat the minority and bulldoze the majority. He had degraded the ma jority with the full assurance on the part of the Republican members, that if this scheme should break down under the judgment of the liberty-loving peo ple, they would perish, like Sam son, under the ruins; but if it succeeded, he alone should reap all the glory. Their want of patriotic courage was exceeded only by their suicidal stupidity ; and among them all had not been found a man with the courage of a Jackson, the patriotism of a Henry, and the love of liberty that inspired the fathers, who could say: "This is our country; these are our lib erties; these are our countrymen, and you are our servants, and we will not have one trodden down under foot, or. another outraged and wronged." "No," he concluded, "I tell you, Mr. Speaker, that they curse you and de spise you, and hate you; and when you are assailed in private and in public, they are silent." Henderson, of lowa, defended the speaker against the attack made upon him by Rogers. He referred to him as the "mighty man from Maine," and de clared that lie stood today as tomorrow, the historic figure of this age oi legisla tive victory and reform. Commenting on the legislation of the session.f Henderson touched upon the tariff bill, saying that al though some Republicans might have desired to amend it, by reason of the or ganized opposition on the other side, the time had been so consumed that those amendments could not be made. It seemed as though the minority was bent on preventing all amendments. This house had passed a silver'bill, whereby silver was already marching forward to take its place beside gold. This house had been ihe first with the courage and patriotism to pass an anti trust bill. It had passed an election bill—an election bill, and not a force bill, as its enemies called it. The house bad passed the "original package" bill. Marching boldly forward to the de mands of the best thought of the people of the nation, north and south; the Republicans of the house had erected a pyramid of legislation. Breckinridge, of Arkansas, criticised the code of rules, and proceeded to con trast the personal and political relation which existed between Speaker Carlisle and the members, and that which existed between them and Speaker Reed. In the last congress the members of the minority had always been treated cour teously. Now a member of the minor ity, rising for recognition, did not know what treatment he would receive at the hands of the speaker. He then pro ceeded to make an earnest appeal against the force bill, concluding as follows: "Gentlemen of the north, why shall we not come together? Why cannot we lay aside these suspicions? You cannot take your "rot ten boroughs" from the south. You cannot hold power here by mercenaries put at the polls. You cannot keep political power by debauching the ballot box or the jury box. You can not make the country one by turning out members who are elected by the people, and seating those not elected by their votes. What you can do is this: You can aid the people of the south to build up that country. You can help as to keep in the line of progressive march, so that your sons may come and live among us, throw in their lot with ours, intermarry in our families, so that, while there will still be a north and a south, it will be a loving and rich north, a prosperous and patriotic south. That is what we Dem ocrats who, on this side of the chamber, protest against your rules, desire to have done by the people who are behind you at home. I appeal to the Massachu setts towu of Plymouth; I ap peal to the western reserve settled by men who came from New England; I appeal to the liv ing soldiers who met us in battle's array." I appeal to the Christians who kneel with us at the same altar; I appeal to the brave men who recognize the sin cerity and bravery behind you; I ap peal to the living people of the north. Give us your confidence; we will de serve it; we do deserve it, and he who says otherwise does not know us, does not speak the truth of us. I speak today in the sight of God and this body, and of those people who have known me at home since I was a little boy, when I say from the fullness of my heart there is no reason why the north and south should be apart. There is every reason why the brave and true men of both sections should believe each other." [Loud applause on the Democratic side.] Boutelle said he had no desire to at tempt any defense of the speaker from the kind of remarks which had been made from certain sources today. Ho thtn commented upon tlie Clayton- Breckinridge case, taking as his text the press report of the majority of« the com mittee on elections. Upon this text he built, a of the elec tion methods in the southern states. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, said his relative, the gentleman from Arkansas, bad not sought to escape by a cowardly resignation. A seat in congress did not compare with a good conscience. The gentleman from Arkansas knew he had done nothing to be ashamed of, and he knew that the truth, when fairly found, would not affect him. Pending action on the bill, the com mittee rose, and the house adjourned. THE AMERICAN PARTY. The Know-Nothingltes Hold Their State Convention. San Francisco, August 4. —The state convention of the American party opened here today. Alfred Daggett, of Tulare county, was unanimously chosen temporary chairman, and J. M. Bassett and J. L. Lyons secretaries. Mr. Dag gett delivered a spirited address, in which he dwelt forcibly upon the prin ciples of the American party. The chair announced the following committees: Credentials—James Inman, J. B. Hartenstine, George W. Melone, Wm. P. Edwards, A. G. Spear, T. H. Eldridge, B. K. Said, R. J. Langford, S. F. Blangy [ Permanent organization and ordei of business—F. W. Eaton, Jno. Chelwood, Jr., A. W. Craig, V. S. Northey, Geo. L. Day, Geo. W. Hooper, D. Lambert, J. S. McClintok, J. H. Thomas. Platform and resolutions —J. M. Bas sett, William Winnie, E. C. Williams, Clark Bel then, W. Maverhafer, Solon Hall, J. M. Wright, H. C. Goodyear, W. D. J. Hanley. A recess was taken until the after noon, when the committees submitted their reports. The platform adopted favors the re peal of the national naturalization laws ; a reduced rate of taxation; the Aus tralian ballot system; the free coinage of silver, and the Stanford farm mort gage bill. ( The convention adjourned without making nominations. A STRUGGLE FOR LIFE. AN EXCITING EPISODE IN THE SURF AT CAPE MAY. President Harrison and Secretary Blame Involuntary Witnesses of the Scene. Mrs. Harrison's Niece Endangered. Philadelphia, August 4. —The Ledger's Cape May special says : President Har rison and Secretary Blame, while stroll ing on the beach this morning, were in voluntary witnesses of a struggle for life in the surf by several bathers. A short distance from shore a raft was an chored. The tide was beginning to run out when an unusually large wave came rushing in. The wave struck the raft and swept over it, sweeping some bath- ers on it into the water. Among those who were swept off were Mrs. Dimmick, a niece of Mrs. Harrison, but, fortu nately, before she realized her danger, she was caught by John Buckman and dragged into shoal water. Miss Florence Hazzard, who is a good swimmer, had boldly dived into the breakers, but she miscalculated the power of the out-going breakers, and was being drawn out to sea when she was rescued and brought to siiore by her father. The big wave also threw Miss Mcllhenny, of Washington, into the water, and the tide began to carry her her out to sea. Carl Strauss went to her assistance, but soon became exhausted. A. W. Buck, seeing the peril of the two, swam to them, but finding himself unequal to the task of bringing them both in,told Strauss to save himself, and he would help Miss Mc llhenny in. In the meantime the life guard had launched his boat to go to the rescue of the struggling trio. But before he got through the surf the boat was up set, and he himself dashed against the raft and rendered helpless. After a desperate struggle, during wdiich Mr. Strauss had reached the shore, Mr. Buck finally brought Miss Mcllhenny to shore. After Miss Mcllhenny was in safety Buck, ex hausted by his gallant effort to save her, fell in a fainting condition on the sands. As Buck lay on the sand the president kept the crowd back. After a short time Buck recovered sufficiently to go to his hotel. Cape May, N. J., August 4.—The re ception tendered President Harrison and Secretary Blame this afternoon was a brilliant affair. About 2,500 persons were present. AT BUENOS AYRES. The Celman Government Continues to be Unpopular. London, August 4. —A Times dispatch from Buenos Ayres says: Vice-President Pelligrini threatens to resign. Celman offered every post in the cabinet to op position leaders, but each one declined the offer. The officers of the regiments recently opposed to each other now fraternize, and declare that henceforth the troops will be united. The naval officers have resumed their command. Policemen and firemen defend Celman's house against surprise by the enemy. Buenos Ayres, August 4. —Celman of fered the city practically antonomy, which was sullenly refused. Rifle Competition. Vancouver, Wash., August 4. —The department rifle competition closed to day. Corporal George A. Densmore, of Company X, Fourth Infantry, with a score of 571 wins the department gold medal. The department team to com pete with Arizona and California for places on the division team at Monterey, Cal., consisted of Corporal D. Ensmore, Corporal Powell, Sergeants Smallwood and Humphries, First Sergeant Ebers, Sergeant Harbord and Private Stager with Private Baird and Corporal Ritzell as alternates. The average score of the first ten is 530. Carpenters' Convention. Chicago, August 4.—The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America met here in their biennial convention this morning. Nearly 250 delegates were present. After addresses of welcome by Mayor Cregier and others a committee on credentials was ap pointed and i' recess taken. ALONG THE COAST. Los Angeles Police Courts Unconstitutional. The City's Charter Held to Be Defective. The Supreme Court Affirms the Decis ion in the Toal Case. The San Pedro Kidnappers Fail to Secure Their Liberty by Appeal—Politi cal Conventions. Associated Press Dispatches. I San Francisco, August 4. —The su preme court today reaffirmed the uncon stitutionality of the Los Angeles charter, passed at the last session of the legisla ture, in so far as it attempts to establish a police court of the city of Los Angeles. The title of the cause is The People vs. Frank Toal. The defendant was con victed in the court below of assault to commit murder, and on his appeal to the appellate court on February 9th last, reversed that judgment. A re hearing was desired for the reason, as the petitioner stated, that the effect of the decision was to oust the police judges of the city from office without a hearing. The main ground for the reversal, stated in the opinion, is that police and inferior courts, power to es tablish which is given by the constitu tion to the legislature, must be established by a bill regularly passed by the legislature. It is not sufficient to create such courts by a charter, and have the legislature approve the charter by a concurrent resolution, as was done in the attempt to establish a police court in this case. San Francisco, August 4.—ln the case, ex-parte, of Kiel and others, com mitted on the charge of kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, the su preme court today refused to release the prisoners. On February 20th the men took two sailors, Bush and Kemp, from a steamer at San Pedro by violence, and conveyed them, in an open boat to Cata lina island, where they were detained several days until released by the sheriff. MARIN DEMOCRATS. Stephen M. White Endorsed for United States Senator. San Rafael, Cal., August 4.—The Democratic county convention convened today to select delegates to the state convention. The following were elected delegates: R. P. Hammond, Jr., James 11. Wilkins, Harry Harrison, A. G. j Scown and H. A. Cobb, Jr. Judge W. SMEPMIIE 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. We Close at 6p. ra. Saturdays at to p. m. -asa A YEARIh] Buys the Daily Herald and 1 *a the Weekly Herald, i IT IS NEWSY AND CLHAW^j FIVE CENTS. T. Wallace was indorsed for chief justice of the supreme court, Stephen M. White for the United States senate, and R. P. Hammond as chairman of the state convention. The delegates are unpledged for governor. .SEATTLE'S WANTS. Congress Petitioned for a Coast Defence Appropriation. Seattle, Wash., August 4.—The chamber of commerce this evening adopted a resolution requesting the Seattle representatives in the national G. A. R. encampment at Boston to in vite the Grand Army to hold the next encampment in Seattle. A memorial to congress was also adopted asking the appropriation of $2t),000,000 for the defense of the Pacific coast, $0,000,000 of which shall be for Puget sound. The memo rial states that there are no defenses on tlie coast from Cape Flattery to the Gulf of California, where are two million people and two billion dollars' worth of property, while Great Britain has a navy yard and dry dock for the largest ships only twelve miles from the coast of the sound. GRAPE CROP DAMAGED. Wine-Growers Themselves Responsible for the Disappointment. San Francisco, August 2.—The offi cials of the state board of viticulture are in receipt of reports from different parts of the state, which show that the hot weather prevailing in many counties ia doing much damage to vine yards. From Senator Stanford's ranch in Vina, Tehama county, the report comes that one-quarter of the crop has been ruined. At Livermore, Alameda county, 25 per cent, of the Matero grapes, which is the variety principally raised here, have been spoiled. In Napa, Sonoma and Fresno counties, also, a great deal of damage has been done. In many instances careless plowing has as mucn to do with the shortness of the crops as the high temperature, and the wine-growers are in a- great measure personally res ponsible for the disappointment in store for them. WOULDN'T TREAT. Hence He Was Knocked Down and Shot in the Shoulder. Sacramento, August 4.—John Schaefer was held up by two men at Front and X streets tonight, who demanded that he treat. He refused, when one knocked him down and the other shot him, the ball hitting him in the right shoulder, making an ugly but not dangerous wound. One of the men has been cap tured. His name is Jack Brown, and is employed as a truckman in town. Garment Workers' Convention. Rochester, N. V., August 4. —The fifth annual convention of the garment, ' workers of the United States and Can ada opened in this city this afternoon. Since the last convention, held at St. Louis, the membership has increased from 3,800 to 16,000.