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"stands for the Interests of 1 ? o. Southern California. A L SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. 161. A STREET AFFRAY. The Fatal Ending of a Family Feud. A Wicked Brother-in-Law Gets His Dues. New Light on the Famous Benwell Mystery. \ Damaging Evidence Against Burchell De veloped at the Outset of His Trial—Other Items. Associated I'ress Dispatches. Chicago, Sept. 22. —Tonight a fatal street affray between brothers-in-law • ended a remarkable contest for the pos session of a fortune of $1 00.000. Alfred Richner, several years ago, was the hus band of a noted brothel-keeper. Not withstanding this, and his unsavory record, Richner succeeded in clandes tinely working himself into the good graces of the daughter of a wealthy flour and feed dealer, named Kessler. Upon Kessler's death the daughter, who seems to have been somewhat simple-minded, disclosed her attach ment for Richner. The instant opposi tion of the family to any recogni tion of that worthy, resulted in the elopement of tlie couple to Montreal. Richner later went through the form of obtaining a divorce from the brothel keeper, and having his marriage with Miss Kessler legalized. They then re turned Ito Chicago. A feud was soon engendered between Richner and his new wife's brother. The latter accused Richner of being actuated solely with a desire to lay hands on the fortune of his sister. Legal struggles and personal en counters between Richner and Kessler have been frequent. Recently, it is al leged, Richner, failing in his efforts to get at the Kessler patrimony, has threatened to kill every member of the family. Tonight lie met young Kessler on State street and attacked him with a cane. Kessler drew a revolver and fired several shots into Richner's body, in flicting fatal injuries. Kessler gave himself up and said he had been ad vised to arm himself, by the city chief of detectives and his attorney, General John C. Black. The affray took place in the crowded part of State street, and for a short time created a wild stampede. BURCHELL'S TRIAL BEGUN. New Light Thrown on the Benwell Mys tery By the Evidence* Woodstock, Ont., Sept. 22.—The trial of Burchell for the murder of the young Englishman, Benwell, began here this morning. The prisoner, faultlessly at tired and perfectly self-possessed,pleaded not guilty. The work of choosing a jury was concluded at noon. Counsel for the prosecution then made the open ing address, setting forth the chain of evidence on which a conviction will be asked. One of the strongest points made by the counsel ior the crown, was in the reading of a letter from Burchell to Col. Bcnwell, which has not hitherto been published. In it Burchell says in part: "He (Henwell) has decided to join me, as he has found all satisfactory. I think we shall make a great good busi ness together. The books show good profit last year. The best way is to place the money in our joint hands. Your son is, I think, writing by this post." - The letter also gave minute descrip tions how to send the money, and said his subsequent letters would be type written. The queen's counsel, Osier, said this plainly showed the motive for the murder, as Col. Benwell was to pay five hundred pounds if his son became satisfied with the farm-JOsler also claim ed that it was Burchell's scheme to send type-written letters to Col. Benwell as coining from his son and to bleed the father. • The first, witness was Wm. McDonald, who said Burchell came to him as a farm pupil, being then known as F. A. Somerset. He stopped at McDonald's farm one day, and then went to Wood stock, saying lie was not brought up to such work. McDonald's evidence threw considerable new light on the pupil farming business. He admitted that he was agent at Woodstock for Ford, Rath burn & Co., of England, who sent pupils to the farm, the farmer getting $125 bonus and the agent $45. McDonald contradicted himself a good deal. Douglass Raymond l'elley, the young Englishman who accompanied the Bur chell-Benwell party to this country, tes tified to his arrangements with Burchell to enter into a farm partnership in Can ada. Burchell told him he had a farm near Niagara Falls of 200 acres, lived in good style, etc., and spoke ot McDonald as his overseer, l'elley said Burchell told him Benwell was a nuisance ; that he would put him on some farm and get rid of him. • Benwell displayed much money in New York. The trip of Ben well to Buffalo on the day of the mur der, an d Burchell's reappearance alone, were told. Boucicault'g Funeral. New York, Sept. 22. —The funeral of Dion Boucicault took place this morning in the church of the Transfiguration, better known as "the little church around the corner." Never before had that edifice —so many times the scene of actor's funerals—held a larger congrega tion than that assembled at the Bou cicault obsequies. Rev. Dr. Houghton and his assistant, Father Prescott, con ducted the services, which were the simple rites of the Episcopal church. There was no discourse. Floral tributes were many and beautiful. The remains were placed in a vault in Woodland cemetery. . A Fatal Collision. St. Sept. 22.—Train No. 5 on the St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern road and a suburban train collided at Forsyth tonight. Engineer Howard, of the Northwestern, was killed, twenty five persons were more or less injured and the coaches of the suburban train were wrecked. Only one or two .of the injured are dangerously hurt. THE TARIFF BILL. Debate on the Conference Report Expect ed to Begin Soon. Washington, Sept. 22.—At a late hour tonight, it was the confident expectation of the Republican conferees on the tariff bill that Wednesday or Thursday, at the latest, will witness the opening of the debate on the conference report. While the three disputed questions of the most importance—sugar, binding twine and steel duties—are not settled, the con ferees are near enough to warrant them in saying they had no doubt some basis of agreement would be reached tomor row. The bonding period, about which there has been ho much talk has been definitely settled for February first. There is, it is thought, good reason to predict that the free sugar standard will be placed at No. 18, and not at No. 1(1, as proposed by the house; that a compromise generally favorable to tbe house rates will be the outcome of the dispute over various items in the metal schedule, and that binding twine also will be subject of a compromise. The southern Republican congressmen have adopted resolutions declaring it essential to the interest of their constitnency that the tax on to bacco should be left as fixed by the iiouse. WOULDN'T OBEY WEBB. Father Ducy's Retort to the New York Central Magnate. New York. Sept. 22.—At a conference of representative ministers of this city this afternoon, Father Ducey created much surprise by the following story: When the recent strike on the New York Central and Hudson River railroad was first ordered I went to Vice President Webb in the interest of the working men. I had a pleasant chat, but accomplished nothing, hater on he sent for me, talked about the strike and concluded by saying; 'Father Ducey, just tell the men we are right in this matter.' 1 answered: 'Mr. Webb, lam neither a demagogue nor an employee of yours,' and refused to do it." A riot Revealed. London, Sept. 22.—William O'Brien has written a letter to the Secretary of the John Daly amnesty committee, say ing he has been for some time in com munication with Englishmen of much eminence in Birmingham, who discover ed startling proofs that Daly was the intended victim of a plot organized by Irish police emissaries, under authority of the chief of constables of one of "the principal cities in Ireland. The chief constable, O'Brien says, has made a full confession and his statement has been sent to Home Secretary Matthews. Daly is serving a sentence of life imprisonment for dynamiting. The Emancipation Anniversary. Boston, Sept. 22. —Today was the twenty-eighth anniversary ol the issu ing of the emancipation proclamation by President Lincoln. The Becond annual reunion of the old abolitionists began here. W. U. Dupree, chairman, delivered the address of welcome. Hon. Frederick Douglass, who was enthusias tically received, addressed the assem blage in abrief speech. In closing, he declared that there was no race prob lem in this nation; the only problem was to make this nation live up to the methods of solution which it had pro claimed. The afternoon and evening were occupied in reading letters from old abolitionists, and addresses. Railway Conductors. Toledo, Sept. 22. —The International Brotherhood of Railway Conductors to day re-elected Grand Chief Conductor George W. Howard Grand Secretary and Treasurer D. J. Carr, of Los Angeles, Grand Captain C. L. Houghwout, of Ashland, AVis. A number of other of ficers were also elected, among them E. 0. Patterson of Le Grand, Oregon, grand inside sentinel, and Theo. Gilluiy, of San Bernardino, California, grand out side sentinel. CABLE FLASHES. Cream of tlie Foreign News Boiled Down. Mattered! defeated Nelson in a scul ling race on tho Paramatta river Mon day. McMillen, colonial treasurer of New- South Wales, has withdrawn his resig nation at the request of the governor. Agnes Robertson, first wife of Dion Boucicault, has sailed from London for New York, in response to a cablegram from her lawyer. The Portuguese government has given orders to stop all telegrams, both do mestic and foreign, which refer in any way to the political disorders in Portu gal. Parnell desires to wait until after tho trial of Dillon and O'Brien to see .whether it will be still possible for them to go to America. His health will not permit him to make a personal visit to America. The anti-slavery conference opened at Paris, Monday. President Keller welcomed the delegates and urged the congress to arouse such a movement throughout the world as would definitely end slavery. Experiments were made at Magde burg with a new quick-firing gun of 53 centimeters caliber, in the presence of officers from America, England, Russia and other countries. France was not represented. Fifty shots a minute were fired, and the trial was a great success. Minister Roca, of the Argentine Re public, states that the government will provide for tlie payment of interest on provincial loans. It is expected that congress will impose strong protective duties. Drouth prevails in the country ; stock is dying in great numbers. Bismarck, in an interview referring to the prospect of returning to public life said, a seat in the Reichstag would en tail regular attendance and the discom fort of hotel life, but in the upper house of the Diet, he might appear when he chose, and he did not intend, like a bear, to sleep and lick his paws during the winter. Lisbon newspapers io announcing the arrival of a British squadron at Mozam bique, say the cabinet sent a cable dis patch to the governor of Mozambique, informing him of the resignation of the ministry and advising him to receive the British admiral with the respect due a representative of a friendly nation. If the admiral, however, should attempt to infringe upon the status quo, it is re commended that the governor use his own discretion in upholding the honor of Portugal. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1890. NIPPED IN THE BUD. The Slavin-MeAuliffe Fight Prevented. The Principals Placed Under Arrest. Great Indignation Among the Dis appointed Sports. The Pelican Club Blamed for Causing the Trouble—An Adjournment to the Continent Contemplated. Associated Press Dispatches. I London, Sept. 22.—The Slavin-Mc- AulifFe right, at the Ormonde club, did not come off tonight on account of the interference of the authorities. McAuliffe was arrested at his lodgings in this city. Slavin was arrested on his arrival from Ida training quarters, at Dover. Upon his arrival at the railway sta tion, Slavin entered a cab and was im mediately placed under arrest. He was conveyed quietly to Lambeth police sta tion, were both prisoners were arraigned and bound over to keep the peace, in £2000 each, to appear tomorrow. Before the Magistrate. In court, the police inspector, justify ing the arrests, said the match was to be a genuine prize light. He produced a copy of the articles, and said the gloves, as exhibited in the window of a sport ing paper, were smaller than ordinary gloves, aud were thinned around the knuckles. The secretary of the Ormonde club said the gloves were ordinary boxing gloves, the contest to be strictly in ac cordance with the Oueensburry rules. No breach of the law was intended. He added that the police had been excited to make the arrests by jealous enemies of the club. The inspector denied that the police had been excited. The magistrate directed the police to produce tlie gloves before deciding as to the illegality of the light. He added that, if, in the mean time, the prisoners should venture to proceed with the tight, he would deal with them sv earely. The suddenness of the arrest prevented the defense from obtaining counsel. Tomorrow the legal question will be ar gued. At a meeting at the Ormonde club tonight it was decided that if an adverse decision is rendered the match will be decided on the continent. Foi Calls It an Outrage. Richard K. Fox, of New York, in an interview denounced the arrest oi Slavin and McAuliffe as an outrage. He said it was not proposed to have a prize right, but only a limited round contest with ordinary gloves, and there was no reason why the police should interfere. Both men were in splendid condition and anxious to have a fair contest, and the police had no reason to anticipate a breach of peace. The fight was nothing but what often occurs openly in England and America. The Pelican Club Blamed. Temple, proprietor of the Ormonde club, said he believed the management of the Pelican club was at the bottom of the matter. If the fight had been ar ranged by the fashionable West End club, the police would not have inter fered. In his opinion, the Pelicans were jealous, and he had expected all along that theyj would try to stop the fight. He did not believe there was anything "snide" about the fighters, who were both anxious to see which was the better man. Humors About the Fight. Nbw Yokk, Sept. 22, —A special cable to the Police Gazette says : Many ru mors are being circulated about the fight. Billy Madden, McAulifle's train er, claims that Slavin is afraid of the American, and believes that he did not want to meet him. A well known American says.the arrest of McAuliffe is due to the fact that Slavin has trained off, and those who backed him had the American arrested to save their money. Chrichton Temple, of the Ormonde club, attributes Mc- Auliffe's arrest to the fact that the Prince of Wales was going to attend the tight. At a meeting of tlie Pelican club today, Lord Lonsdale and Richard K. Fox, of New York, decided that rather than see the match fall through, they would, if the authorities prevent it. put up between them tlie same purse ottered by the Ormonde club, and bring the fight off on the continent. Baseball Record. xesterday's ball games resulted as follows: NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Chicago—Chicago, 14; Brooklyn, 1. At Wheeling—New York, 8; Pitts burg, 8. At Cleveland—Cleveland, • 5; Bos ton, 4. At Cincinnati—Cincinnati, 5; Phila delphia, 7. BROTHERHOOD. At Chicago—Chicago, 2; Boston, 10. At Buffalo—Buffalo, 9; Philadel phia, 16. At Pittsburg—Pittsburg, 3; New York, (i. At Cleveland—Cleveland, 8 ; Brook lyn, I. AMERICAN. At St. Louis—St. Louis, 1; Roches ter, 4. At Toledo—Toledo, 4; Syracuse, 3. Itacing Summaries. Gbavesend, Sept. 22. —Three-quarters mile—Bonny Beacon won, Tipstaff sec ond, Mabel Glenn third; time 1:15. Mile and one-eighth—Banquet won, Buddhist second, Eurus third; time 1:55. Five-eighths mile—Benjamin won, Tom Donahue second, Miss Himyar third; time 1:00> 2 . Mile—Elkton won, Masterlode second, Lady Jane (colt) third ; time 1:44%. Three-quarters mile—Bradford won, Newburg second, Grade W. third; time 1 :15V- Three-quarters mile—Madstone won, Meridcn secor J, Alfarrow third; time 1:15. Mile and one-eighth—Eon won, Come to-Taw second, Philosophy third. Time 1:56^. Three-fourtha mile-Ben Harrison won, Ruth second, Susie S. third. Time 1:15^. Louisville, Sept. 22. —Three-fourths mile—Ora won, Prettiwit second, Penny S. third. Time 1:17. Mile —Philora won, Palestine second, Onlight third. Time I:46J£. Mile and 70 yards—Pickup won, Joe Walton second, Nina Archer third. Time 1:46¥. Mile and 100 yards—Dead heat be tween Pantalette" and Bob Forsythe; Hydy third. Time 1:80J£. Bob Forsythe won the run off in 1:51. Mile and sixteenth — Blarneystone won, Ed Honper second, Famine "third. Time 1:51. Cincinnati, Sept. 22.—Opening day of the Queen City Driving club trots. The 2:24 trot, $500—Altar won, Gil lette second, Ben Hur third, Virginia Evans fourth ; best time 2:19)^. Three-year-olds, $200 added — Dr. Sparks won from Valissa; best time 2:15) i.,. The 2:27 trot. $500, unfinished—Wal ter Herr won both heats; best time 2:2J? 4 . HAWAIIAN ADVICES. The Mechanics' Union Demands a New Ministry. San Fbancisco, Sept. 22.—-The steam half days from Honolulu. The United States steamer Iroquois arrived there September 7th, from Samoa. The Nip sic sailed for Sau Francisco September 9th. On the day previous to the sailing of the Farallon, the United States minis ter, John L. Stevens, presented to King Kalakua his credentials as envoy extra ordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States. At the meeting of the Mechanics' un ion, on the night of the fifth, it was de cided to hold a mass meeting in the Pal ace square on the evening of the 9th, to discuss constitutional affairs and ask the National Reform party to bring in a resolution of want of confidence against the ministry. In case the ministry was ousted,the following cabinet was de cided upon : Minister of foreign affairs, D. MeKenzie ; minister of the interior. J. Bavvler; minister of finance, J. Gibbs; attorney general, D. M. Crawley. Riots in India. London, Sept. 22. —Later 'advices from Goa, India, state that eighteen per sons were killed and fifty wounded in the election riot at that place, by the Portuguese troops who fired on a crowd of Republicans. The Portuguese residents of Bombay have resolved to appeal to England unless the Portuguese government redresses their grievances. The riot was caused by an armed Republican mob attacking the municipal hall. The leaders were arrested. Calcutta. Sept. 22.—A revolt having broken out in Cambay, Gu/.erat, against taxation, troops were sent. In the en counter thirteen persons were killed, twenty injured and two hundred made prisoners, An Autl-Buchley Meeting. San Francisco, Sept. 22. —About one hundred delegates and a large crowd of spectators attended a meeting called under the auspices of the Anti-Buckley club, of this city, at Irving hall tonight. James M. McDonald, was nominated for mayor, and the meeting adjourned. COAST CULLINGS. News Nuggets Picked Up In the Golden State and Its Environs. A slight shock of earthquake was felt at San Diego at 8 o'clock Monday even ing. Sheriff Warfleld, of Merced, arrested two men camped near that place, who are wanted at Bakersfield for robbery. At San Francisco the jury in the case of Edward Fladurg, charged with the murder of his wife, returned a verdict of acquittal. A recount of the population of Boise city, Idaho, by the board of trade showed a total of :;()22, or a gain ot 80 per cent on the official ligures. William Hargrave, a native of Missou ri, aged 72, a pioneer of California and the county of Napa, is dead, lie was a member of the bear flag party. There is $20,480.74 in the vault of the state treasury at Sacramento, which is $1.14 in excess of the amount called for by the comptroller's statement. A man was digging a well at Empire, Nevada, when it caved in. Twenty live feet of earth fell on top of him. and there was lifteen feet of water below. A Republican mass meeting at Merced nominated Henry Nelson to represent Merced and Mariposa counties in the assembly, in place ofThomas Desmond, who had refused the nomination. At a convention held at Oakland, the following Republican nominations were made: Sixteenth senatorial district, Eli Denison; fifty-third assembly district, E. S. Culver; fifty-fourth as sembly district, J.G. McCall. A man HO years of age, who had been working at the Moak place, near Chico. and whose name is believed to be Patrick Maloney, committed suicide by blowing the top of his head off with a gun. The body of Robert Coleman, a young man, 24 years of age, was found Satur day in the river bottom near Chico. The deceased had wandered away sick and died in the bush. His body was found by his brother who had been searching for him four or five days. The state board of prison directors met at Folsom Saturday evening, for the purpose of taking action with regard to four re-captured escapes who had tun neled their way out of the prison. Turn key M. Paul was discharged upon in vestigation, and Guard Gertner was sus pended from service for fifteen days. The credits of the convicts were taken away. Peter Denerchea, a Spanish boy, 19 years old, was shot through the abdo men Sunday night by H. T. Hewitt, a merchant of San Jacinto. Hewitt ac cused the boy's brother of stealing bar ley, and during a quarrel Hewett drew a revolver. Peter Denerchea pushed forward with others to prevent blood shed, and was shot. Hewitt claims he shot in self-defense. The steamer Newport, CaptainGreeen arrived at San Francisco, Monday morn ing, bringing the passengers and crew of the wrecked steamer Ajax, from Shelter Cove. Captain Donaldson, of the Ajax, said he lost the ship's papers and in struments and all the personal effects of the passengers and crew. Wells, Fargo and Company's treasure, amounting to nearly $7000, was, however, saved. SETTLED AT LAST. The World's Fair Site Finally Agreed Upon. Washington Park Thrown in For Good Measure. A Practically Single Location of One Thousand Acres. The New Arrangement Satisfactory to All—Crreat Rejoicing Over Its Consummation. Associated Press Dispatches. 1 Chicago, Sept. 22.—The world's fair site question has been settled by today's action. In the morning the South park commissioners agreed to add Washing ton park to the portions of the South park system already offered to the com mission. This was in accordance with the resolution adopted by the national commission last Saturday. At this af ternoon's session of the national com mission the amended site proposition was presented and unanimously accept ed. The site thus provided for includes Washington and Jackson parks, the Midway plaisance connecting them, and Lake Front park, in all about one thousand acres. In a sense the chosen site is one great unit, comprising, as it does, the entire South park system of Chicago, the finest of any in the city. The enthu siasm with which the tender was re ceived by the national commission showed in contrast with the reception of the previous propositions. By a resolu tion adopted early in the day the national commission had formally pledged itself to regard the offer of such a site as a final-settlement of all ques tions relating to the site, and when the park commissioners promptly responded and the exact location of the big ex pasition was at last fixed, there was an outburst of cheers. Stepping from the doors of the city's railroad depots, hotels and business houses, the visitors to the world's fair will, as it were, enter directly the vesti bule of the exposition on the lake front. This lake front is a strip of park com prising sixty acres bordering the shore of Lake Michigan. Leading from it the finest boulevard of the city goes directly to Washington park, and connecting the latter is the Midway plaisance, which ends in Jackson park. Like the lake front, one side of Jackson park is wash ed by tho waves of Lake Michigan. The greater portion of the site is one vast network of pleasure drives, enclosing OUR FALL STOCK. OUR Fall Stock is now complete, and we feel confident in making, the asssertion that we have gathered the choicest selection of patterns ever brought to this city. Not only have we tried to select choice and new patterns, but we have en deavored to grade up our stock in make and fit, by purchasing from the very best manufacturers, such as: Stein, Block & Co., of Rochester; Rogers, Peet & Co., of New York; Hamburger Bros. & Co., of Baltimore, and other good makers. The greater part of our stock of Boys'|Clothing was made by Peck & Hauchaus, of New York, a firm who have been achieving a great success for good, well-made goods, and who supply Messrs. Roos Bros., of San Francisco. It is our aim to sell the best well-made goods at popular prices. We are here to build up a big business, and every person who buys a well-made garment of us that retains its shape and wears well is sure to come again. We do not claim to be phil anthropists, but in giving you a better article than our competitors, at the same price, we are making money for you as well as ourselves. mi CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS. ~~~ r ~VP" W "o" W W -}|$3 A YEARS— J Buys the Daily Hbbald and * $2 the Weekly Hbbald. » IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. J FIVE CENTS. great stretches of meadow and groves of oak. Adjoining Washington park is a race track capable of accommodating fifty thousand people, and this the local directors expect to make part also of the site, for the purpose of a speed display and live stock show. This improved race track, where the live stock show will be made, is within one hundred yards of the point selected for the main building, thus placing the whole fair in one compact quarter of the city, including the government display and the displays to be made by the var ious states in conjunction with the main exposition buildings. The site selected, and the plan of the buildings proposed, is generally regarded as calculated to be especially gratifying to the live stock men of the country. There is great rejoicing in Chicago to night by all classes over the final settle ment of the site controversy in a way that gives satisfaction. The national commission before ad journing for the day adopted resolutions of regret at the death of Governor Stevenson of Nevada. The Bachelor at Home. • LFrom the Detroit Free Preae.] " My wife is away on avacation," said a householder yesterday, "and for once in my life I'm keeping things entirely in my own way up at tiie family man sion. For the benefit of the scores of husbands whose wives are away, I give the method by which I manage to keep comfortable: " In the first place, I expect to dirty '.up every dish in the house. As scon as i I eat my breakfast I pile the soiled dish |es over on a side table, there to remain 1 till my wife returns. I also expect to j sleep in every bed in the house. I have j already slept in two beds and a sofa, and i have two more to fall back on as a re ! serve. Ido not bother my self about making the beds. I try to feed the birds i every day, but I forgot for three days re | cently, and when I finally came around j poor Tom was cold. My shirts and \ things I pile up wherever I may chance :to need them. I believe, also, that I ! have heaped up a few pairs of old socks, j etc., under the piano. I plead guilty to i leaving a few stray cigar stumps here J and there over the house, also, to the I pulling down, accidentally, of three I shelves in the china closet, leaving con siderable ruin in my wake. In defense, . I would state that I was looking for cus i tard pie which I understood my wife had j concealed under a platter before she had j left for her mother's in the East. May be the ladies begin to think that a man never knows anything about housekeep ing anyhow. That is where they are mistaken. He knows enough (as 10,000, --000 men will testify) to have his share of freedom and solid home comfort while his wife is away. P. S. —The other bird has just died." The actress, Marie Hock, who made her debut in New York, is dead. Her | death is due to a mistake made in a [ prescription. She died at Berlin.