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r Stands for the Interests of** L Southern California. , SUBSCRIBE FOB IT. , —__jOl. rtS _£sa_A_ rO. rfaS ™ LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. IG3. THE ONION PACIFIC. The Business of the Entire System Improved. Money Expended In Extensions Safely Invested. Future Extensions Dependent on the Government's Action. The Government Directors Strongly Urge the Lengthening ot the Period of Indebtedness. Associated Press Dispatches. I Washington, Sept. 24.—The annual report of .the government directors of the Union Pacific railway was submit ted to the secretary of the interior today. It shows that since the last report the condition of business throughout the entire Union Pacific system has im proved. While the increase of gross earnings during the year 1889 over 1888, was only $874,869, the increase during the same months ending with June of the present year, over the same period of 1881), ,was $3,295,027. The Oregon Railway and Navigation company and the roads formerly in the Denver and Texas and Fort Worth system, includ ed in the system of 1890, were not, how ever, included in 1889. Tlie surplus earnings of all lines operated and leased during the first six months of this year, were $6,051,434, an increase of $222,046 over the same time last year. The number of miles operated" was 8034, against 7849, the same time last year, and the expense of operating was $14, --664,500, against $11,591,521 in 1889, an increase of $3,072,5)78, taxes not included. The Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern railroad shows an increase in earnings, but its surplus earnings are reduced from $1,204,350 for the six months ended June 30, 1889, to $1,129, --982 for the same period this year. The Oregon Railway and Navigation com pany shows a falling olf in gross earnings, they being reduced from $1,967,198 to $1,866,364 for the same period this year, while the expense of operating was increased to the amount of $427,534. The Denver and Boulder Valley road also shows a decrease. The falling olf in the gross earnings of the Oregon Navigation company is in part attributed by the directors to the partial failure of crops of Washington and Oregon last year. Information is received that crops" this year are good. The report says the continued growth of population and advancement in busi ness of the country tributary to the Un ion Pacific froip Nebraska, to Washing ton makes the expenditure of a very large portion of the earnings imperatively necessary for the increase and improve ment of facilities. So far as the di rectors have teen able to see, the com pany ;s m eting the reasonable demands of its patrons as rapidly as its means and circumstances will permit. These improvements every year require the expenditure of a larger proportion of the surplus earnings. In the opinion of the directors, the management is pursuing a wise course in its endeavor to meet tlie reasonable demands of its patrons. The money being expended in tiie extension and betterment of the system is safely invested, and the returns of the future will, they think, proye the wisdom of this course. The report speaks at some length of improvements being made in the way of extensions, steel rails, iron bridges, new general shops at Cheyenne, devlopment of coal mines, etc. These mines, the report says, have not only solved tlie great problem of affording fuel for the system, but promise a surplus yield which will be a source of income. The traffic arrangement with the Chicago and Northwestern is approved. It is expected that the consolidation of several lines in Colorado during 1889, will give the Union Pacific access to and control of a large amount of traffic from it heretofore excluded. In view of necessary Improvements already in hand, and urgent calls upon the company on the part of its patrons for extensions, it has been deemed best by the directors to postpone for the present the establishment of the second sinking fund proposed a year ago. The directors believe tho improvements made in the meantime greatly enhance the value of the property subject to liens of tlie government, while they exceed in money value the full amount which would be paid into the proposed sinking fund. The total debt of the. Union Pacific on January 1, 1890, principal and interest, was $50,902,765. This, with the accru ing interest, falls due on the years 1895 to 1899. The directors say tlie debt can not be met at the time specified without doing injustice to hundreds of thousands of people directly and indirectly con cerned in the welfare of the system, ln order to-meet it, the improvements and extensions of the company's lines would have to be brought to a standstill, sub jecting the people who have settled along the system to serious and perhaps irre parable loss, while the territory which naturally belonged to it would inevitably have to be surrendered to its more enter prising competitors. To a large extent the welfare of the people of the west who depend upon the system as the main channel of inter course with the markets of the world, is liable to be affected favorably or un favorably by the attitude of th"e*goverr§ ment in connection with the readjustment of the indebtedness. The lighter the burden the Union Pacific management is compelled to carry, the easier it will he for the management to meet the con stant demands of the people for greater and better accommodation. The report gives rigures regarding tiie mineral output of the states and terri tories tributary to tlie system, in order to illustrate the magnitude of that in dustry as a single item, and says it is but a foretaste of what the future is sure to bring forth. The best interests of the people of the Great West, says the report, should he -considered paramount to all others to the settlement of the question. What is best for them must, in tho long run, be best for the government and best for the Union Pacific railway company. / These people are demanding not only that the present first-class character of the Union Pacitic shall be maintained, but that, every dollar that possibly can be spared from its earnings shall be used in the settlement and extension of the road, and they are acting within reason; for, the yearly increase in pop ulation business of their section requires extraordinary facilities. Con sequently there is no such thing as resting upon its oars possible for the Union Pacific until it shall have given the millions destined to spread over the plains and mountains of the west and northwest all the accommodations for freight and passenger traffic they will be entitled to. We are convinced, say the directors, that the present management of the company is an honest and wise one. It offers, in return for the extension of the time for the payment of its debt and a lower rate of intsrest, a mortgage on its entire property, which would in crease its security te the government to the amount above that held at the present, of $34,500,000, as shown in Sen atorFrye's report. Thjs proposal from the company is incorporated in the Frye bill now before the senate, a measure which the directors believe if passed would remove completely the embarassment under which the Union Paciiic suffers at present further insure to the govern ment the ultimate repayment of every dollar which it has advanced to the company,and relieve the people who rely upon the Union Pacific for accommoda tion from all anxiety as to the future of the road. The provision in the bill which makes the government an ordi nary creditor, and leaves the debtor company free-handed to conduct its bus iness without interference, is, the direc tors believe, a wise one. A GREAT TRIUMVIRATE. THREE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL ROADS POOLING INTERESTS. The Gould, Huntington and Manvel Sys tems Being Bound Closer and Closer. Mr. Goddard Creates a Sensation. Chicago, Sept. 24.—The traffic relations of the vast railroad prop erties ruled by Presidents Gould, Huntington and Manvel are being bound together closer and closer, and when the complete deal is ready for publication, it_ will make a startling railroad story. It can be nothing less than such a perfect understanding on all transcontinental business that it will practically amount to a pool. President Manvel's statement also, that the Rock Island will never run a through trans continental train service with the Colo orado Midland as a connecting link, shows that a close partnership will, or has been formed, which will go hard with the competitors of the great trium virate. Ooildard's Services at a Premium. Chicago, Sept. 24. —The railway news bureau says Chairman Goddard, "of the Western Passenger association, has re fused the proffered chairmanship of the Southwestern Railway and Steamship association. This decision took Judge Springer, of the Atchison, aud Vice- President Stubbs, of the Southern Pa cilic, the only two members of the exec utive committee now in the city, com pletely by surprise. They had counted on Mr. Stoddard as chairman, but it is understood the Lake Shore road came to the front with a handsome increase in its first offer, and that after October 1 Mr. Goddard will be on the Lake Shore pay roll, as vice president or general manager. Mr. Goddard himself refuses steadfastly to speak of his future move ments. The initial meeting of the Southwest ern association will be held in New York next Tuesday, the official call having been issued today by Vice President Clark of the Missouri Pacific. Stubbs and Mellen. Chicago, Sept. 24. —The Journal says General Manager Stubbs, of the South ern Pacific, and Mellen, of the Union Pacific, have been holding mysterious conferences here for two days. They decline to make known the object, but among railroad men generally it is be lieved they are trying to patch up the differences between their roads over the agreement and connections at Ogden. A STRIKE AT DENVER. Union l'aciflc Switchmen Leave Their Posts of Duty. DeNVKB, Sept. 24.—For some time the Union Pacific at this point has been having trouble with its switchmen. The blockade in the yards has been a matter of serious detriment. It is asserted one of the chief difficulties has been a dis position on the part ef the switchmen to keep the yards blockaded in ordei to exact "tips" from shippers. Several days ago the switchmen's grievance committee demanded the removal of Assistant Superintendent Burns, and making several charges against him. Burns was suspended pending investigation, but the charges being disproved, General Superintendent Meek today reinstated him, and notified the men that those unwilling to work cordially with Burns, must leave the service of the company today at noon. At 1 o'clock this afternoon not one of the 125 men working in the yards put in an appearance. The company finally secured thirty new men and has given the strikers until tomorrow to decide what to do. Should they determine to stay out, the officials of the road will get a complete new force. They do not an ticipate an extension oi the trouble to other points of the system. Tremendous Floods in Arkansas. Nkw Orleans, Sept. 24.—A dispatch from Helena, Ark., says: A tremendous rainfall yesterday caused a flood through the middle of the city, like that at Hot Springs the night before. Much damage was done to property and many people were temporarily driven from their homes. The rainfall of the past forty eight hours has been over sixteen inches. Markham at Napa. Napa, Cal., Sept. 24. —This evening a political meeting was held in this city, the occasion being the visit of Col onel Markham and H. V. Morehouse. The town was lighted with bonfires. The opera house was crowded. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1890. THE BURCHELL TRIAL Intense Interest Taken in the Proceedings. Public Opinion Divided as to His Guilt. I The Prisoner's Nerve Does Not For a Moment Forsake Him. More Damaging Evidence Dovelojed. French Outrages In Newfoundland. Other Foreign News. Associated Press Dispatches. I Woodtock, Ont., Sept. 24.—The Burchall trial was continued this morn ing. The prisoner slept well, and was up in time to perform his usual cartful toilet before being called to face the judge and jury. He was ready and wait ing for the sheriff when the latter arriv ed with the hack. It has been reported that Burchall is hand-cuffed on the way to and from tlie court room, but such is not the case. He is the quietest and most easy-going prisoner any jailer ever had to do with, and neither complains nor gives trouble in any way. There was the usual great crowd at the town hall entrance to see him pass, and his appearance was warmly criticised by many. Burchall has raised up in this com munity two clearly defined parties—one in his favor and the otiier against him. The latter party are tlie more numerous and are having their own way pretty well during the present stage of the prosecution, but the prisoner's friends are stalwart and convinced either that he is innocent or that it will be impossible to prove him guilty. There was a great crowd in the court room, including over one hundred ladies. The prisoner's wife and sister-in-law were not present, Mrs. Buchall being too nervous and ill to stand the strain of watching the proceedings. Dr. Taylor, the physician, called to see Benwell's body when found in the swamp, testified that his clothing was frozen to the ground. It had lain there four or five days. His examination showed that Benwell died of wounds in the head, so located that it could not have been suicide. In the afternoon Pelley was recalled and recognized several letters, written by Burchall, which were put in evi dence. Grigg, the Princetown sexton, was questioned as to the attempt, as he sus pected, to open the grave and steal Ben well's body, He was unable to identify the persons whom lie frightened a-way. Frank Pierce, a teller in a bank at Ni agra Falls, related how Burchell came into the bank February 24th, and said he was an agent of the British govern ment, buying horses in Canada, and de posited .$152, including eleven English sovereigns. This point the crown works in with the statement of Pelley that Benwell, the murdered man, had a handful of sovereigns with him. An important discovery was made by the detectives today. Burchell's attor neys place great stress on the fact that F. 0. Benwell registered at the Com mercial hotel at Brantford, on January 13th. Today two young men of Brant ford confessed that they made the entry for a joke. This is considered a heavy blow on Burchell. GALLIC GALL. The French Running Thing! With n High Itaiifi in Newfoundland. Bt. Johns, N. P., Sept. 24.—The French have been carrying things with a high hand here. The British authori ties seem to have deserted the people altogether. A Frenchman named Bichel, owner and captain of the schoon er Marie, on enteringthe harbor of Port! au-Basque about three weeks ago, took away and destroyed a net belonging to a fisherman of that place. The fisherman demanded payment therefor, but Bichel refused, and then threw the fisher man overboard. The fisherman swam ashore and obtained a summons foj Bichel, which he ignored, whereupon the magistrate issued a writ to attach hii vessel and ordered Officer Wilcox t<> serve it. Wilcox did so, but Bichel still refused to obey and hoisted the French flag. Wilcox refused to leave the vessel until the damage was paid, and Bichel set sail, taking Wilcox with him. After tak ing the officer twenty miles to sea Bichel ordered the crew to throw him over board, but Wilcox successfully resisted Bichel refused the officer either food or shelter. At length the French war ship Indre was met, and her commander or dered Wilcox to leave, telling him he had no right to interfere with Frenck subjects on French shores. Wilcox wai arrested by the officers of the Indre, and after his writ and other papers had heel taken from him he was put ashore at the Bay of St. George. Upon the magistrate hearing of this he ordered her majesty's ship Emerald to the Bay of St. George. The Emerald refused to go, and Bichel escaped. Hi was recaptured on the 17th inst., tried and sentenced to two years imprison ment at hard labor. The inhabitanti are prepared to protect their homes at whatever cost to Great Britain. The bait act this season has cost the colony $140,000, and the government collected from all fishing vessels onty $60,000, showing a direct loss to the country of $80,000. Premier Whitewa.v has promised the repeal of the act. SWEEPING CHARGES. Michael Davitt Exposing a Huge i'ollt leal Conspiracy. London, Sept. 24.—Michael Davitt will begin in his paper, the Labor World, tomorrow, a series ol disclosures to the effect that the political evenfe which began with dynamite explosions at the house of Parliament, and ended with the Parnell commission, were the result of a conspiracy on the part of the government to connect Parnell with those outrages and so destroy him and his movement to gether. Davitt claims that "Red Jim" McDermott organized the dynamite plots in Cork and Liverpool, by the aid of money furnished him by the British government, and also connived at later plots in London. Many other charges are made, which Davitt says he is pre pared to prove. Floods in France. Paris, Sept. 24. —A violent storm pre vailed today in Cette, compelling the total suspension of traffic, and doing much damage to railways. Further reports of damage by floods are received from the town of Annonay. The surround ing country is inundated by the overflow from the Cance and Deaume rivers. The damage is enormous. Factories are destroyed, bridges swept away, and railways impassable. Several men were drowned. The water is still rising. Australian Strikers. Sydney, N. S. W., Sept. 24.—The la bor congress finished its work today, af ter deciding to make a final appeal to the employers to hold a conference with the men. The congress adhered to the decision to call out the employees in the wool trade. It is doubtful, however, whether tlie men will respond. The Comte de Paris's Position. Paris, Sept. 24.—The Comte de Paris writes Senator Bocher regarding the Boulangist revelations, justifying the course he took, and advising his frientls to waste no time in recrimination, but affirm clearly their faith in monarchical principles and unite for the continuance of the struggle. An Austrian Editor Cinched. Vienna, Kept. 24.—The suit ot Baron Yon Scuddier, against the Vaderland, for accusing him of having accepted bribes, ended in the conviction of the editor, who was sentenced to eight months imprisonment at hard labor. THE WORLD'S FAIR. NO BETTER SITE COULD HAVE BEEN SELECTED. The National Commission Takes an Ad journment—Uncle Jerry Rusk Makes Some Suggestions. Chicago, Sept. 24.—The executive committee of the world's fair national commission adjourned this evening sub ject .to call. This afternoon the com mittee drove to Washington Park, ac companied by Director-General Davis and Secretary of Agriculture Busk. After an elaborate inspection, it was the unanimous decision of those present, that a better location could not have been secured. Commissioner Martindale explained the features of the site, point ing out particularly the means of com munication by live different railroads on the west, the elevated road, two cable lines and four horse car lines, directly west and north, besides the boulevards I and railroad and lake facilities on the east side. Before separating the committee took under consideration a number of im portant suggestions made by President Palmer, t ommissioner De Young of California, Commissioner-at-large Mc- Donald and others. Secretary Rusk has submitted a memoranda of numerous valuable suggestions for the conduct of the exposition, etc. The secretary asks especial attention to the suggestions re lating to the food exhibit, which is of the utmost importance, in his judgment. He speaks at some length |ol what the exhibits should include, and says they should be grouped by themselves in one great building—a food hail—and should be so arranged that each intelligent visitor may carry away a useful lesson. The classification committee met and organized today. Thisisoneof the most important committees of the na tional commission. As nothing further can be done by the local directors in the way of planning buildings until the scope and general plan of the expo sition is laid out, the committee ap pointed a sub-committee, consisting of Dere t.lllinois), De Young (California), McClelland(Pennslyvania), Ryan(Nortn Dakota), and Hirst (Florida), who will meet day and night until they complete the general plan of the exposition. SHOOTING AT SISSON. Frank Cochran Kills His Enemy in Cold Blood. Sisson, Cal., Sept. 24. —This afternoon Nate DeFree.se was shot by Frank Coch ran, at the La Grande hotel. DeFreese was sitting in the office of the hotel, when Cochran rode up on horseback with a Winchester in his hand. De- Freese. seeing the gun, ran, closely fol lowed b} - Cochran who had dismounted. He fired two shots, one of which struck DeFreese in tiie back, passing out at the; left breast. Cochran after the shooting, mounted his horse and rode off for the woods, pursued by Constable Green. At a late hour he had not been captured. The shooting was the outcome of hard feelings exist ing for several days. De Freese died at 7:30 this evening. LICK'S SEPULCHRE. His Remains Will Continue to Lie on Mount Hamilton. San Francisco, Sept. 24. —Prof. Ed« ward S. Holden telegraphed today from Mt. Hamilton that so far as he knows it is not now proposed, nor has it ever been proposed, by any person, to remove the remains ot James Lick from the tomb in which they now rest on Mount Hamilton. Prof. Holden also stated that it is the intention of the re gents to expend a large sum of money in making the external surroundings of the tomb such as to convey the idea of re spect due to his memory. Alleged Hank Robbers. Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 24. —Two Chinamen who arrived from the west this morning, were arrested on suspicion of being implicated in the recent bank robbery at The Dalles, Oregon, where a tunnel was dug under the vault. This afternoon a dispatch in reply from Portland, said the money had been recovered and one arrest made. As there appeared to be no desire to prosecute these prisoners, they will be released tomorrow. Heavy Liabilities. Boston, Sept. 24.—The footings of Potter, Lovell and Co's liabilities show their indebtedness of all kinds to have been about $6,000,000. SLAYIN-M'AULIFFE. An International Battle Again Arranged. The Men to Meet in About Two Weeks. The Gloves Enlarged and the Limit Fixed at Fifteen Bounds. The Stallion Nelson Trots a Mile In 3:12, Thus Tieing Axtell's Record. Other Turf Events. Associated Press Dispatches. New Yokk, Sept. 24.—The Police Gazette today received a special cable from London saying: Arrangements for an international fight between Joe Mc- Aulitte and Frank P. Slavin for 1,000 pounds, the Police Gazette champion ship belt and the championship of the world, was made and the contest will take place within two weeks. It is understood the gloves made in America will be slightly increased in size and the pugilists will fight fifteen, instead of thirty rounds. All bets in the fight have been declared void, as there has been police interfer ence with the fight, and the conditions that governed the match have been changed. Betting on the fight com menced at Tattersall's today, and McAuliffe was tiie favorite. His fine condition and splendid physique were much admired at the Lambeth police court. TURF EVENTS. The Stallion Nelson Ties Ax toll's Rec ord. Kankakee, 111., Sept. 24. —Nelson, the stallion owned by Nelson, of Maine, trotted a mile over the Kankakee track this afternoon in 2:12, equalling Axtell's time. The first half was made in 1:04%; the last half was against a heavy wind. Cincinnati, Sept. 24.—The 2:40 trot, $500, unfinished—Avena took first heat, Delia Magee took fifth ;othera distanced; time 2:25> 2 . The 2:29 trot, $500—Godelea won, Limestone second, Col. Walker third, Greenleaf fourth ; best time 2:23^. Philadelphia, Sept. 24. —In the first heat of 2:22 class the Stallion Autograph lowered his record from 2:26., to 2:18'o. The 2:84 trot, $500—Darling won, H. L. J. second, I. X. L. third, Packer fourth ; best time 2:25. The 2:20 trot, $500—Richard, jr., won ; Autograph second ; Charlie C. third; D. C. S., fourth; best time, 2:lß'^. Gravesend, Sept. 24. —Three-fourths OUR FALL BTOGK. mm? OUR Fall Stock is now complete, aud we feel confident iv 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 aud 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 mouey for you as well as ourselves. CORNER SPRING AND TEMPLE STS. M> iflJ i&) iy 131 »y i» t f -*$8 A VEARB— r Buys the Daily Hkrald and U $2 the Weekly Hkbald. L IT IS NBWST AND CLBAB. FIVE CENTS. mile—Alfarrow won, Meriden second, Ballston third ; time I:ls}£. Mile and eighth mile —Eon galloped over the course for the money. Three-fourths mile —Dr. Hasbronck won, Zeno boy second, Woodcutter third ; time 1:16%. Mile—Cancan won, Kyrle B Becond, Lady Jane Colt third; time 1:43. Three-fourth mile—Ben Harrison won, Tanner second, Eolo third; time \:itft%, iThree-fourths mile—Lintriguante won. Lord Harry second, Best Boy third; time 1 -.10%. Louisville, Sept. 24. —Mile—Ed Leonard won, Eugenic second, Mary Mac third; time 1 MX. Mile and sixteenth—Virgie dOr won, Blarneystone Jr. second, Hamlet third ; time 1:51^. Cash Handicap, mile and fourth— Marion won, Ed Hopper second, Ca talpa third; time 2:14. Three-fourths mile—Prettiwit won, Ranier second, Onlight third; time l :17#. Mile and eighth—l folmes won, Tenlike second, Grayson third; time 1 ;b§%. .? Stockton, Cal., Sept. 24. —Races post poned today on account of rain. Base Ball. Yesterday's ball games resulted aa follows: National League. At Chicago—Chicago, 3; Philadel-» phia, 9. At Cincinnati.—Cincinnati, 1; Brook lyn, 5. At Cleveland. —Cleveland, 1; New York, 5. At Pittsburg—Pittsburg, 6; Boston, 3. Brotherhood. At Chicago—Chicago, 4; Philadelphia, 2 At Cleveland —Cleveland, 4; Boston, 5. At Buffalo—Buffalo, 6; New York, 4. At Pittsburg—Pittsburg, 0; Brooklyn, 12. American. At Toledo—Toledo, 6; Baltimore, 7. At St. Louis—Game postponed; rain. At Louisville—Louisville, 1; Roches ter, 1; called at end of eighth on account of darkness. At Columbus—Columbus, 2; Syra cuse, 3. COAST CULXINGS. Oscar O. Houghton, a painter, fell from a scaffolding at Bakersfield and broke an arm, and was otherwise severe ly injured. To date there have been shipped from Fresno 138 carloads of green fruit, 62 of dried fruit, 18 ot dried grapes and 88 of raisins. Archie McCoinba, the noted sprinter, died at the residence of Ins mother in San Francisco Tuesday night from an at tack of pneumonia. A freight train on the Union Pacific was wrecked by running into a band of cattle, at Cape Horn, Ore. Eleven cars, containing grain and general merchan dise, were smashed. A tramp stealing a ride was badly injured.