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THE HERALD Btands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 14. AT THE CAPITAL. Important Long and Short Haul Decision. Rates on Petroleum to Califor nia Points. Commissioner Bragg Decides in Fa vor of the Roads. Supremo Court Proceedings—The Indian Question—Re-Enumeration Denied New York City. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Oct. 27.—A lengthy de cision by the Interstate Commerce com mission, made by Brags, commissioner, was announced today in the case of George Rice against the Southern Pa cific company, the Union Pacific railway company, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad company and others, in reference to rates on petroleum and its products to California points, as affected by the long and short haul clause. The decision is in favor of the lines, and maintains the position that under the act to regulate commerce, they have the right to make lower rates at California water and terminal points on this kind of traffic, to meet the com petition of water lines, without reducing their rates to the same level at inter mediate points, where no such competi tion exists. The decision also sustains the carriers in making a "blanket rate," as it is called, on this traffic, being a through rate the same to California points from all points in the United States west of the ninety-seventh meridian, on the ground that this rate has it origin in and is based upon actual competition be tween all rail lines, on the one side, and water lines, which are not subject to the act to regulate commerce, on the other. In reference to the carriage of freight in large amounts, the decision states that the other claim of the complainant that the defendant rail carriers make low rates to receiving tank stations to favor the Standard Oil trust and its affili ated companies, firms aud associations, and their local rates from such receiving tank stations to adjacent points, where by preference is given these shippers over other shippers of this kind of freight, is not sustained by the evidence in the proceedings. The Southern Pa cific company is ordered to publish its rates as to this class of freight, its weet bound tariff at stations between Prosser Creek on the Central Pacific railway and Sacramento; aud the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad is ordered to pub lish its rates as to this class of freight in west-bound tariff between Las Vegas, N. M., and California terminal points. As to trans-continental lines, the complaint is dismissed, but is held for further evidence and investigation in the case of certain southern and south western roada who are also parties de fendant in the proceeding. TIIE INDIAN QUESTION. Real Progress Is Being Made in Its Solution. Washington, Oct. 27.—Commissioner Morgan oi the Indian bureau, in his an nual report, says that for ten years there has been real progress in the right direc tion on the Indian question, and that the outlook for the future is encourag ing. It has become, lie says, the settled policy of the government to break up reservations and tribal relations, settle the Indians upon their own homesteads, incorporate them into the national life, and deal with them not as nations, or tribes or bands, but as individual citi zens. The American Indian is to become the Indian American. Americans them selves are coming to understand the present policy of the government, and are showing an increasing readiness, and even a desire to adjust themselves to it. Upon the subject of the improvement in the personnel of the Indian service, Commissioner Morgan says wherever it could be done without too great hard ships, he has endeavored to remove those who were immoral, incompetent, inef ficient or unfaithful. No one has been discharged on account of politics or re ligion, and in no single instance except for the improvement of the service. Great improvements have been made in the government industrial schools. The commissioner says that believing that the public schools are the more effective means of Americanizing our foreign population, he is desirous of bringing the Indian school system into relation with that of the public schools, not only so, but wherever possible he is placing Indian pupils in public schools. He favors compulsory education for Indian chil dren. At the date of the last annual report there were 133 Indian reservations in the United States, having an aggregate area of 110,000,000 acres, or 107,250 square miles. During the year about 13,000,000 acres have been secured by cession from the Indians, and agreements by which about four and a half millions will be secured, are now pending in congress. The work of making allotments of lands in severalty, under the several acts of congress, lias steadily progressed during the year. THE SUPREME COURT. A Large Crowd Hears Orovor Cleveland I'lead a Case. Washington, Oct. 27. —Ex-President Cleveland today made argument be fore the supreme court, as associate counsel for James W. Peake, in what is known as the New Orleans draining case. The courtroom was filled with members of the bar and the general public, while an impatient crowd waited outside for an opportunity to enter. When Mr. Cleveland entered he was heartily greeted by ex-Attorney-General Garland and ex-Secretary Bayard, while Justice Lamar bowed from the bench to which he had been appointed by the lawyer who sat before him waiting to plead a case. Mr. Cleveland read from a printed brief, and although the case was very technical, he held the interest and attention of every member of the court. The Electrocution Case. The first motion to secure final action from the supreme of the United .<g lor the ml TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1890.—TEN PAGES. States on the question of the consti tutionality of the New York electrical execution law, was made today. It was moved that the caße be advanced and set for speedy hearing. The point raised is that the Kemmler execution demon strated that killing by electricity was a cruel and unusual punishment, and as such prohibited by the constitution of the United States. After counsel made the motion, Chie'Justice Fuller asked: "Is there any distinction between the pending case and the case of Kemm ler?" Daniel O. Callahan, counsel who made the motion, responded : ''Yes, sir; this distinction, that the carrying out of the sentence in the Kemmler case was not scientifically successful, and the peti tioner hopes that electricity will be de cided to lie not the proper mode." The chief justice took the case under advisement. Other Business Transacted. The -following other business was transacted: No. 808, R. R. Rooper, plaintiff, in error, vs. the people of California -Mo tion to advance denied. No. 1836, Pacific Express company, plaintiff, in error, vs. James K. Mc- Dowells-Motion to advance pursuant to thirty-second rule submitted in behalf of counsel. The Old Board Objects. Cincinnati, October 27.—The mayor this afternoon appointed a non-partisan board of public improvements in accord ance with the act the legislature just passed. The members of the old board have asked the courts for an injunction, holding that the special legislation in the case is unconstitutional. ' A Costly Blaze. Pendleton, Ore., Oct. 27. —Last night fire broke out in Wood's warehouse, in the rear of the Hotel Pendleton and the Association block, in this city, and de stroyed property to the amount of $20, --000. The insurance is small. Re-Enumeration Denied. Washington, Oct. 27. —Secretary of the Interior Noble today rendered a de cision denying the application of Mayor Grant, for a re-enumeration of the popu lation of the city of New York. BAD SITTING BULL. THIS CHIEF MISCHIEF - MAKER AMONG THE SIOUX. The High Priest and Leading Apostle in tho New Messiah Craze—A White Female Crank Aiging Him On. Washington, Oct. 27.—The Indian bureau has. received from Agent Mc- Laughlin at Standing Bock Indian agency a repnrt upon the prospective outbreak among the Sioux in conse quence of the promised coming of a new Messiah. He says in part: "I do not wish to be understood as considering the present state of excitement so alarm ing as to indicate any immediate upris ing or serious outbreak, but I do feel it my duty to report the present craze and the nature of the excitement existing among Sitting Bull's faction of Indians over the expected Indian millenium, the annihilation of the white man and the supremacy of the Indians, which is looked for not later than next spring." He repeats in detail the story which has been told the Indians by the medi cinemen, and adds: "Sitting Bull is the high priest and leading apostle of this latest Indian absurdity. In a word, he is the chief mischief-maker at this agency, and if ,he were not here this craze,-so great among the Sioux, would never have gotten a foothold at this agency. He has been a disturbing ele ment since his return from confinement as a military prisoner, in the spring of 1884, but has been growing worse the past year, which is partly to be ac counted for by the presence of a lady from Brooklyn, New York, named Mrs. 0. Weldon, who came here in June, announcing herself as a mem ber of Dr. Bland's society, called the Indian Defense Association, and opposed to the Indians ratifying the act cf warch 2, 1889. While here she bestowed many presents upon Sitting Bull, considerable being money, which had a demor alizing effect upon him, and inflating him with his importance. This woman is located just outside of this reserva tion and about twenty-five miles north of thij agency. Sitting Bull has been a frequent visitor to her house, and he has gotten more insolent and worthless with every visit he has made to her, her lavish expenditure of money and other gifts upon him, enabling him to give frequent feasts and hold councils. On the 9th inst. upon an invitation from Sitting Bull, an In dian named Kicking Bear, belonging to the Cheyenne River agency, and chief medicine man of the ghost dance among the Sioux, arrived at Sitting Bull's camp on Grand river, to inaugurate a ghost dance and initiate members. I sent a detachment of Indian policemen to ar rest him, and escort him from the reser vation, but they returned without exe cuting the order, both officers being in a dazed condition and fearing the powers of Kicking Bear's medicine. Sitting Bull was very insolent to the officers. He lias since kept up the ghost dance." The agent has now sent for him to talk to him personally, and hopes to check matters. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. A blizzard with considerable snow passed over Northern Pennsylvania Sunday and Monday. Advices from Wilber, Big Bend county, Wash., report the murder of S. S. Cole, a freighter, by Colville Indians. In Gwynette county, Ga., Fannie Chambers, a negress, after quarreling with Pjerce Wright, her lover, cut off his head with a razor. Commander-in-Chief Veazey of the G. A. R. has announced the appoint ment of William Lochrenof Minneapolis as judge advocate general. At Austin, Texas, Bill Darnwell, an ex-policeman, shot and killed Maggie Null, and then blew out his own brains. Drink and jealousy. James Farrell, killed by Rood at Nogales, sold his interest in the lmuris mines last week to his English associ ates for $250,000. Rood claimed part of the proceeds, which led to the shooting. OLD WORLD ECHOES. Gladstone's Latest Political Utterances. New Light on the Hobbs Murder Mystery. Stanley Appealed to to Clear Up the Bartelot Affair. Siberian Conviots Mutiny—A Franco- Russian Alliance Probable. Cable Flashes. Associated Press Dispatches. Edinburgh, Oct. 27.—A meeting of Liberals was held here today, at which Gladstone delivered an address. He Baid the Liberal party was prepared to wait for an expression of the country's opinion regarding home rule, before an nouncing a premature scheme. He urged the people to closely watch the naval and military expenditures, which he declared have gone beyond the bounds of prudence and propriety. Re ferring to the foreign policy of the govern ment, Gladstone blamed Salisbury for sending an accredited envoy to the Vat ican. The sending of Simmons to con sult with the pope regarding the rights of the Catholic church in Malta came dangerously near to supporting the popal claims to clerical dominion over part of Italy. Continuing, Gladstone paid the accounts of internal oppression in Russia have raised feelings akin to abhorrence, and he trusted the world would soon be favored with better re ports. Regarding Armenia and the mis rule %i the Porte, he said the long series of outrages committed by the Turks on Christians, might eventually seal the doom of the once great Turkish empire. Referring to home politics, Gladstone said there were seven test questions apart from that ot home rule for Ireland; namely: temperance, the eight-hour day, the disestablishment of the Scotch church, the disestablishment of the Welsh church, woman suffrage, home rule for Scotland and allottments. But he cautioned the Liberal party against dividing one large army into seven small ones, by declining tb sup port a candidate who does not accept a particular test. Gladstone praised Lord Salisbury's South African arrangement as the best that circumstances per mitted; THE HOBBS MYSTERY. Tlie Murdered Woman's Husband Throws Light on the Subject. London, Oct. 27.—1t is probable that the police will succeed in clearing away the mystery surrounding the murder of Mrs. Hobbs, whose body was found Friday night at South Hampstoad. Mrs. Nellie Piercy.whom Mrs. Hobbs visited Friday, and whose house revealed traces of a desperate struggle, and who was consequently arrested, was ar raigned in the poiice court today on pre liminary hearing. The husband of the murdered woman testified that a liason existed between himself and the pris oner. He had a latch-key to her house, and frequently visited her. He thought his wife did not know of his relations with Mrs. Piercey. Further examination of the kitchen at the Piercey residence, reveals the fact that a fierce struggle had taken place there. An attempt had been made to remove the blood stains on the floor and about the room by the use of para fine. TIIE BARTELOT AFFAIR. Stanley Appealed to to Clear Up the Mystery. London, Oct. 27.—Walter Bartelot, brother to Major Bartelot, writes to the press that Stanley never before hinted at his present charges against the major, even in a lengthy private communica tion addressed to the dead man's father, which contained eight separate charges. The Telegraph appeals to Stanley to clear up the Bartelot affair. Bonny says he advised Walter Bartelot that many things could be said against his brother that had better be left unsaid, aud therefore he ought to suppress certain passages in his diaries. Bonny emphat ically denies that there was any ground for the deduction that Bartelot had in sulted his murderers. Siberian Convicts Mutiny. Sr. PetkbßßßQ, Oct 27. —Advices from Yatkootsd, Siberia, report a mutiny of Siberian convicts on board a steamer on the river Lena. The inhabitants of a village, which the steamer was passing, came to the convicts' assistance and helped them disarm and blind the guards of their escort. The vessel was then set adrift. The governor of the province sent troops in pursuit, who killed two fugitives and recaptured live. African Villages Burned. Zanzibar, Oct. 27.—Admiral Freman tle has attacked and burned several vil lages on the Vitu coast. The villages were speedily evacuated and no casual ties are reported. He proposed to attack Vitu Sunday night. The sultan had re fused to appear before the consuls or to deliver up the natives implicated in the recent murder of Germans. Frauco-Kussian Alliance. London, Oct. 27. —The Telegraph publishes a dispatch from its correspon dent in St. Petersburg, saying: It is believed seriously in diplomatic circles hero that General Obruscheff, who is now in Paris, is authorized to formulate military conditions for a regular alliance between France and Russia. In Behalf of the Pone. » Madrid, Oct. 27.—Thirty-two bishops who assisted in the recent Catholic con gress at Saragossa, have sent a petition to the Queen of Spain, asking her to in terfere in the matter of unjust treatment of the pope. Gazetted Colonel. Vienna, Oct. 27.—Count Yon Harte nau, who was formerly known as Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, has been gazetted colonel in the Austrian army. Carnot Will Visit Ruaaia. St. Petersburg, Oct. 27.—The Ga zette states that Carnot, president of Fiance, will visit this city in May, when he will open an exhibition of "French products to be held here. Catholic Churches Closed, London, Oct. 27.—The Russian gov ernment has closed the Catholic churches in the provinces of Volkynia and Podolia, and the Dominican monas tery in Ostrojr. Beset With Difficulties. Paris, Oct. 27.—Lieutenant Wyse tel egraphs La France from Bogota, that the Panama canal negotiations are certain to be protracted and beset with difficul ties. Greek Elections. Athens, Oct. 27.—A general parlia mentary election was held in Greece to day. Ihe government wa3 defeated, re taining only one-third of the seats. DeFreyclnet In Bed. Paris, Oct. 27. —Premier DeFreycinet is confined to bed with rheumatism. A Stanford Demonstration. Sacramento, Oct. 27.—A big meeting of mechanics employed in the railroad shops, and citizeus, was held tonight to make arrangements for a popular demonstration Thursday night in honor of Senator Stanford. The indications are that it will be an immense affair. The workingmen will parade, and the affair is intended to be strictly non-par tisan, so far as the parade is concerned. Disastrous Freight Wreck. Yuma, Colo., Oct. 27.—A freight train on the Burlington, in this county, was ditched this morning. Fifteen cars loaded with cattle and horses were com pletely wrecked, and the animals were so badly mangled that they will die. A man named Marron, accompanying the stock, was killed, and others slightly in jured. A Crank Writes to ICurchcll. Woodstock, Ont., Oct. 27.—Burchell has received a letter dated Jackson, Mich., Oct. 24th, and signed "The Colo nel," purporting to show that the wri ter killed Ben well. Burchell's solicitor will ask a reprieve on the strength of this. VON MOLTKE'S FAME. THE GERMAN EMPIRE HIS MONU MENT FOR ALL TIME. Another Great Celebration in New York. Addresses by Gen. Sigel and Carl Schurz—Congratulatory Telegrams. Bhwlik, Oct. 27.— Two thousand and riinoty-nine congratulatory telegrams passed through the Berlin office for Yon Moltke. The count expressed his thanks through the newspapers. NuwYokic, Oct. 27.—The ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Count Yon Moltke was celebrated tonight by one of the greatest festivals of music and ora tory ever held at the Metropolitan opera house. All the German societies and prominent clubs of the city added inter est to the event. The great hall was thronged with people. The festival opened with the Kaiser march, ren dered by the Metropolitan or chestra. Ferdinand Montz, presi dent of the German society, deliv ered the opening address in German. General Franz Sigel made an ad dress, in which he spoke of Yon Molt ke's lack of desire for self-glorification. He said: "No such spectacle as is pre sented here tonight has been seen in a century. One hundred million people uncover their heads in the presence of one character. It is-because that char acter, in its ninetieth year, lias stood only for Fatherland and German ad vancement. There are two old men now living that have been talked of the world over; yet neither of these men could receive a celebration such as this of Yon Moltke's; thoee two men are Bisnwrck and Glad stone. In the peaceful ninetieth year of Yon Moltke, the culmination of peace is assured, and it is undisputed that the German race divided can be conquered, but united it it irresistible. When the great field marshal has passed away and been gathered among the men whom God places in the highest seats in heaven, there will be numberless monu ments to his memory, but the monu ment that will stand for all time, and the greatest, will be the German em pire. Hon. Carl Schurz followed with a speech in German. A letter of regret from William Walter Phelps was read. A NOTED HORSEMAN. Dr. W. G. Ross, a Weil-Known Breeder, in the City. Dr. W. G. Roes, one of the best posted and most progressive gentlemen inter ested in the breeding industry of Cali fornia, is at present in Los Angeles. The doctor is delighted with the climate of Southern California, and thinks that Los Angeles is destined to become the most important racing point in Califor nia. "I visited Agricultural park dur ing the fair week," said the doctor to a Herald reporter,''and was astonished to find that the attendance was so far ahead of the Blood-horse meetings in San Francisco." Dr. Ross is the owner of the imported stallion Cheviot. This celebrated horse was brought from Australia in the spring of 1888. Cheviot is a full brother of Sir Modred, the sire of Tournament and other good performers. Last spring L. J. Rose and E. J. Baldwin bred a number of mares to Cheviot. Among the Santa Anita mares bred might be mentioned Veinte, a sister of Volante, and Santa Anita, the dam of Gano. Sen ator Hearst leased the breeding qualities of Cheviot in 1888 and 1889, and conse quently owns all the young Cheviots who will make their first appearance on the American turf next spring. Lady Manaeers to Meet. Washington, Oct. 27. —Secretary Win dom today deteraiined to call a meeting of the lady managers of the world's fair in Chicago, November 18th. They will receive $0 a day and expenses. "Carmen Sylva," otherwise her maj esty of Rouraania, is 47 years old. When at home she affects the picturesque cos tume of the Roumanian peasant. LOTS GIVEN AWAY. Denver Beal-Estate Sharks Arrested. How a Successful Swindle Was Conducted. The Lots Were Worthless, But Suck ers Were Numerous. A Postage Stamp and $2.50 for Record ing the Deed, Exacted from Each. General Topics. Associuted Press Dispatches. Denver, Oct. 27.—The United States marshal arrested James Pierce and William M. Stutt, on the charge of run ning a fraudulent real-estate business at Plainfield addition to Denver, thirty miles from here, on the Denver and Fort Worth road. The Plainfield addi tion company began business in Septem ber, 1889. Thousands of circulars were distributed throughout the country from Colorado to Maine. These announced that the company was giving away lots for price of recording them, say $2.50 and a 2-cent postage stamp, which was necessary to return the deed. July 4, 1890, the deeds were returned to the company with the necessary $2.50 and postage stamp, to be recorded. The only house within six miles of Plainfield is Pierces own house. The secret of the scheme lay in the recording of the deeds, the county recorder receiving ninety cents for each deed and the company pocketing the balance. By this deal the company had cleared $8000, a great deal more than they paid for the whole prop erty. The recorder has made over $3000. AGAIN LOWERED. Hamlin's Famous Team Trots a Mile ln 18. Independence, lowa, Oct. 27.—Ham lin's great team, Belle Hamlin and Jus tina, again lowered their record today, doing a mile in 2:13. Justina broke twice and horsemen say that had it not been for this the team would have done the mile in less time. Colorado Settlers Demand Protection. Denver, Oct. 27. —Telegrams and let ters in great numbers have been ad dressed to Governor Cooper, during the past month, asking that steps be taken to protect the settlers in Routt county, from the depredations of the Indians. The latest advices are that the Indians are becoming very bold, and the gover- QUR Boys' Department is replete withj all the New Styles. Full stock of Children's Jersey Suits. Popular prices makes this department keep up to boom sales. Best lighted and most convenient place for ladies to select their Boys' Cloth ing. We keep full stock Boys' and Child ren's Hats, and*the best 25c and 50c Boys Black Hose in the city; also Boys'' Grej and Scarlet wool Underwear for 75c. Cor. fepring and Temple Streets. j ~**B A YEARK- B t? 8 .P Ie , DAILT H»»ald and 12 the WkklV Herald, IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. nor has telegraphed the president urging immediate action. GENERAL GIBBON'S REPORT. The Condition of Affair* in the Depart ment of the Colombia. Washington, Oct. 27.—The secretary of war has received the annual report of Brigadier-General John Gibbon, com manding the department of the Colum bia. He reports that the Indians of the extreme northwest are perfectly peace ful, and he thinks they will remain so indefinitely unless goaded to despera tion by the constant encroachments of the whites and their acts of injustice. He says in regard to the court-martial: "Supposed irregularities in court-mar tial proceedings, recently, have given i rise to a good deal of comment through out the country, and a proposition has ! been made to take from the depart ment commanders the power to order general courts, and rest it only in the division commanders. I am of the opinion this would be a great mistake, would not be in the furtherance of the administration of justice, and would simply add one more to the dis advantages of division organization." He recommends, however, certain im provements in the administration of military justice, as follows: To author ize the secretary of war by law, to estab lish the scheuuie of punishments for certain well defined offences, to which the courts should conform in th<ir sentence; by requiring strict compliance with the law in the convening of general courts ;by establishing a military eonrt of appeal, whose duties should . be similar to the corresponding civil courts. General Gibbon reports that the troops in his department are in good condition, as regards discipline, and gives it as his opinion that the various measures taken to decrease the number of desertions in the army, will resnlt beneficially. "No steps," he says, "will produce better results than the plan to get let ter material by enlisting recruits in the rural districts rather than in the crowded cities." He reports that the canteens in hia department are in a satisfactory condi tion. He says the system is not only better than "that of tradership, but en listed men are beginning to realize some of its benefits. He recommends that the war department charter a seaworthy vessel for the transportation of stores across the mouth of the Columbia river and Baker's bay, as was done until re cently, when the contract for that service was disapproved. Since the stoppage of the steamer the garrison at Fort Canby has been cut off from ordi nary table supplies. Saved a Life. San Francisco, Oct. 27. —Kate Conron, an insane woman, jumped from a ferry boat today, into the bay. T. R. Magee, a young man, jumped into the water and held her up until they were both rescued by a boat.