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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 17. MARINE DISASTER. A Steamship and a Schooner in Collision. Both Vessels Almost Instantly Submerged. Searly a Hundred Persons Clinging to the Wrecks. Only a Small Number of the Unfortu nates Saved—Wild Scenes of Confusion. Associated Press Dispatches., New York, Oct. 31.—The Spanish ntpamship Vizcava was run into off Bar negat by an unknown schooner yester day. Both vessels sank. The captain and the passengers of the steamer were lost. The fate of the crew of the schooner is unknown. The chief officer, second officer, sur geon, one engineer and eight of the crew of the steamer were picked up. One colored boy reached the shore in one of the schooner's boats, at Barnegat. So far as known, these are the only persons out of the crew and passenger list of eighty-six of the Vizcaya, and the crew of the unknown schooner, that have been saved. It is feared all the others are lost, and that the list will number up to eighty, if not more. De tails are meager. The Vizcaya left New York yesterday afternoon for Havana, with nine regular f assengers and a crew of seventy-seven, t is thought there were some others on board not on the list. At half past eight Thursday evening, a large four-masted schooner hove in sight and immediately bore down on the steamer, striking oil the starboard bunkers, carrying away the bridge and cabin. The captain was instantly killed. Seven minutes later both vessels had sunk and the passen gers and crews were struggling in the water. The steamer was a staunch vessel, and Captain Cunill was one of the most trusted employees of the line. One of the passengers, not on the regular list, was Juan Pedro, a Cuban millionaire and director in the steamship line. The other passengers on board, io far as learned, were: M. A. Calvo, wife, son and maid; Mr. Parr and three children; A. Ruiz. Jose Anaibr, Ramon Alvarez, Juan F. Hedman, Oscar Islaur, Luigi Pellion, Jose Garcia. Surgeon Rico says at the time of the collision he was in the cabin talking to Mrs. Calvo. Suddenly there came an awful shock, and the steamer rolled well over on the port side. Everybody in the cabin was thrown and immediately a scene of the wildest confusion ensued. "Mrs. Calvo begged me to save her son," said the surgeon, "and I went up on deck to find him. There a terrible scene met my eyes. The bridge, deck house and fore-rigging were all torn away. There was a great gash in the starboard side just abaft the coal bunk ers, and through this the water was rushing. Close by on the starboard beam was a big four-masted schooner, with her bowsprit and fore rigging gone and beams stove in. The men were running about wildly on our decks, shouting all kinds of orders, and I can remember seeing the crew of the schooner doing the same on their vessel. The next thing I knew the water was rushing over our decks. With a wild idea of saving ourselves, several of us clambered up the port forerigging. Down went the steamer, and up we climbed. We reached the foretopgallant yard, and just then the hull reached the bottom. This left us just above the sur face of the water, but each swell dashed over our limbs. Twelve survivors were there. Some of our crew tried to reach the schooner, but she went to the bot tom almost as quick as the Vizcaya, and as far as we could see there was not a sail in sight. One of the men on the yard said that while climbing the rig ging he had seen a boat lowered from the schooner and seven men cot in and rowed away, but we could not see anything of it, although it was a bright moonlight night. Then, in the hope of attracting attention, we cut the tarred ropes from the yard and lighting them, slung them in the air, but in vain. All through the long night we clung to that yard, growing colder and stiffer each hour. Toward daybreak one of the men thought he heard a steamer passing, and we all shouted as loud as we could. Then a boat made its appearance and we were taken on board the Humboldt. We could not have lasted much longer." The collision is inexplicable, in view of the statement of Dr. Rico that the night was a bright moonlight one. The survivors are unable to give par ticulars of the collision, or its cause. The Vizcaya was a 1388 ton vessel, and belonged to a Spanish line plying be tween New York and Havana. The steamer was bound for Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Colon, and other Cen tral American ports, with a general cargo. Captain Francisco Ounill, one of the company, was in command. The other officers were : First officer, Felipe Hozas; second officer, Fra-icisco Covas; third officer, name not known ; purser, Sefior Deza; doctor. Valdez Rico; chief engineer, Francisco Serra; second en gineer, A. Guezala. The vessel was staunch and seaworthy, and had been entirely renovated a short time ago. A dispatch from Lewes, Delaware, to night, says the tug Hercules arrived this evening, and reports that the schooner was the Cornelius Hargraves. Ten men from the Hargraves and seven from the Vizcaya were picked up by the schooner Sarah L. Davis, and transferred to the Hercules. The latter was proceeding to the wreck to render assistance, but at midnight met the tug Entler, which had been to the scene and found both vessels sunk and all hands gone. They picked up the body of a woman. Tho survivors report that nearly one hundred people were clinging to the wreck at one time. The schooner Hargraves cleared from Lewes October 27th, with coal for Fall River, Mass. Killed by an Engine, Delano, Cal., Oct. 31.—Two young men, Wallace and Ed Ray, aged "j'spect SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 1, 1890.—TEN PAGES. ively 25 and 21 years, were instantly killed by an engine, two miles north of this place, this evening. They were riding a railway velocipede, and it being dark did not notice a rapffllv advancing engine. Their bodies were found cloje to the track, little disfigured, and their car a few hundred feet further on. A SKCRBT CUPBOARD. Customs Officers Make a Find of Smug gled Opium. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 31.—United States Customs Searchers Todd and Woodley today seized 240 five-tael cans of prepared opium on the steamer Olympian which arrived at Port Town send from Victoria, B. C. As soon as the steamer reached Port Townsend she was boarded by the officers who searched about the vessel for some time ; finally they came across a small cup board attached to the store room of the vessel. The cupboard being locked, they took the screws off the door, and there discovered the drug. The opium was seized and taken to the custom house. It is valued at $2400. The crew was searched, and on Night Watchman Adams was found a key which fitted the lock on the cupboard. Adams was placed under arrest. It is thought large quantities of opium have been smuggled in this way, lately. Gave Himself Up. San Francisco, Oct. 31. —H. W. But ler, a former clerk in the postoffice, gave himself up today to the United States marshal, upon hearing that he had been indicted by the federal grand jury for the collection of political assessments from government employees during the campaign of 1888. His bail was fixed at $1250, which he paid. California Better Than Japan. Portland, Ore., Oct. 31.—A dispatch from Olympia, Wash., says John P. (iowey, ex-mayor of this city, who was recently appointed United States consul to Tokio, Japan, has sent his resignation to the president on accountof ill health. Gowey is now in California for the ben efit of his health. A Chinaman Kobbed. Woodland, Cal., Oct. 31. —A China man was robbed of a $1000 checkjand $95 cash today, by a farm hand who could not be found. The money was taken from a trunk. THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES TARIFF REFORM MUST ULTI MATELY TRIUMPH. Ex-President C'-jvoland Sees Light Ahead for the Democracy—The Next Congress Will Be D'/mooratio. Albany, N. V., Oct. 31.—The Argua will print tomorrow a lengthy interview with ex-President Cleveland on the po litical situation. In it Mr. Cleveland says, in part: 'I am sure there never was a public question discussed more thoroughly and more intelligently than the subject of tariff reform by its Demi/ erotic ndvocates. This may perhaps f-uggest that if the Democratic position on this issue is the correct one, there should be an immediate and ready ac quiescence on the part of the people, but the judgment of our coun trymen has been So trammeled, and their perceptions co clouded by prejudice and appeals to self-interest, that their apprehension of the true province of our government, has been distorted, and they have for years been led to believe that the conduct of public affairs might properly minister to their profit, not by securing general prosper ity, founded on principle, but by giving advantage to certain classes. It is cer tainly true that in such selfish opera tions the interests of son? 3 of the peo ple must be neglected. Protest on the part of these has been stifled by most arrant deception and cajolery. At last, however, these neglected ones are aroused, and in spite of the clouds of misrepresentation and delusion which surround them, they begin toseelight. Our agriculturists and others whose interests have been disregarded while advantages have been accorded to a fovored few, are not to be much longer deceived. I am confident that we shall secure a majority in the next house of representatives. I cannot forget how laboriously a reform moves which must break through selfish interests strongly intrenched and unscrupulously asserted, and overcome abuses long suf fered and arrogantly maintained. I be lieve all our gains must be the result of a hard struggle against these odds. It is not, however, possible that the com plete triumph of the people's cause can be much longer delayed. The effective inculcation of the wholesome doctrine which characterizes the Democratic press; its thorough discussion going on in every part of the country ; the undis guised schemes of the Republican party to secure its perpetuation in power through reckless enactments which stifle the re sults of the people's suffrage; its brutal methods of legislation, and above all the positive distress daily threatened our people's homes under the operation of the new and iniquitous tariff law—a law which not only enhances the cost of the necessaries of life, but fosters the extortions of trusts and combinations — makes certain the advent of a freer, bet ter time and the ascendency of true De mocracy. Whatever the near result may be, J am not at all afraid that the zeal of the party will flag or that dis couragement will in the least dampen its ardor or lessen its agressiveneßS. The Democratic party is thoroughly united and has planted itself on Demo cratic principles. It will not abandon its sacred cause, but will continue the warfare until it achieves complete suc cess. The party that knew no discourage ment iv 1888, will not wavernor falter in 1890." MUST PRINT THE NEWS. Can a Puritanic Republican Law Pre vent It? I.i;.s\ ::nwokth, Kan., Oct. 31.—The pOßtmustW again threw out the mail edition of the Leavenworth Times, this morning, because it reprinted a list of Catholic fair raffles. His action is sus tained by the postmaster-general, and tbe Times has tiled suit against Pout master Richie for $10,000 damages, making the claim that no law can forbid m American newspaper from printing ihe news. J BREAD AND BLOOD. The Former Refused—The Latter Shed. Brothers Murdered by Their Brother-in-Law. The Victims Slaughtered While Fast Asleep. The Assassin Evidently Insane—He Im agined There Was a Conspiracy To Poison Him. Associated Press Dispatches. Westport, Cal., Oct. 31.—Jessie Van, who left here this morning for Eel river, with a band of horses, suddenly re turned with the startling intelligence that his brothers, Charles and Mathew, had been shot and killed by their brother-in-law, Frank Mason, near the latter'a house, about two miles from this place. The particulars as near as could be gleaned from Mrs. Mason are as fol lows : Charles and Mathew were stay ing with the Masons for a few days. At the supper table last night Mathew passed the bread to Mason, who took it, and after tasting it, put it away from him, refusing to eat any more of it. Mason told his wife to put the bread away, saying it was not fit to eat. After the Van boys went out of the house, Mason told his wife that Matthew hud put something in the bread to poison him, so they could get the money from the Workmen's lodge, Mason being a mem ber of that order. Nothing more was said about it that night. About 5 o'clock this morning Mason got up, dressed himself, took his gun and started to go out, when his wife asked him where he was going. Mason said he was going out. She said: "What are you going to do? I think you are up to something." He answered: "Never mind, I am all right." He went out, closing the door after him. His wife thinking something was wrong, got up and went to the window, just as two shots were tired a short dis tance from the house. A moment later Mason came back to the side of the house, but did not go in. His wife heard him throw some cartridges into the magazine of his rifle, and saw him start off into the woods. She remained in the house un'il h-'r brother Jesse afl rived. She told him what had occurreu and told him that Charley and Matthew were sleeping out doors about sixty feet from the house. He went there, and found his two brothers cold in death, both having been shot through the head. Justice Lampkin, of this place, held "U inquest, which resulted in develop ing the facts as abtrrxs. A posse of eight or ten determined men are out scouring the woods for the murderer, but up to this hour nothing has been heard irom him. Mason has always been a very quiet, inoffensive man, although possessed of a very peculiar temperament, and no cause can be assigned for the terrible deed he has committed, as he waß on good terms with his brothers-in-law. The murdered beys were held in high esteem by everyone, and their sad tak ing off has case a gloom over the entire community. STATE HORTICULTURISTS. Important Transactions at the Annual Meeting; of the Society. San Francisco, Oct. 31.—The annual meeting of the State Horticultural so ciety was held today. Professor Hilgard presided. Secretary Lelong, of the state board of horticulture, called attention to the coming fruit growers' convention, to be held November 18th at Santa Cruz. Letters received clearly indicate that this meeting will be largely attended. It was agreed to invite the American Pomologi cal society to hold its next annual meet ing in California. A committee was ap pointed to formulate an invitation to the society. The secretary was asked to make inquiries as to the advisability of the society joining the Columbian Horti cultural association. An organization was formed to arrange for a national horticultural display at the world's fair. The election of officers for the year re sulted : President, E. W. Hilgard; vice president, S. J. Stabler; secretary, E. J. Wick Eon; treasurer, Rev. A.T. Perkins. California Ball Games. Sacramento, Oct. 31.—Stockton and Sacramento played two games of bull here this afternoon, and the home club won both contests. The second game was hard fought, but the first was won hands down by the Senators. First game—Sacramento, 5; Stock ton, 2. Second game—Sacramento, 7 ; Stock ton, C. San Francisco, Oct 31.—The San Franciscos defeated the Oaklands on their own grounds today. Score, Bto 5. SANTA CRUZ'S GREETING. A Great Throng Hear Pond and Clunle Speak. Santa Cruz, Cal., Oct. 31.—A great number of people greeted Mayor Pond and Congressman Clunie at the opera house this evening. Speeches were made by Pond, J. D. Spencer, clerk of the supreme court; Mr. Clunie and all the local Democratic candidates. BOTH ARMS SHATTERED. A Tulare Man Hurt While Firing a Salute for Stanford. Tulare, Cal., Oct. 31.—Senator Stan ford and party arrived this afternoon and were received by a large number of people. W. Baker had both arms shat tered while firing a salute from a can non and will probably die. A PRINCELY ALLOWANCE. Florence Plvthe Get* StiOO a Month for Pin Money. San Franc,aco, Oct. 81.— Judge Coffey this afternoon made an order allowing Florence Blythe, one of the claimants of the Blythe estate, (300 a month irom the beginning of the contest until the present time, or a total of over $27,000, and increased her allowance to $600 a month from the present time until the final determination of the litigation. BOX FACTORY BURXKD. The San Jacinto Lumber Company Suf fer* Heavy Loss by Fire. San Jacinto, Oct. 31.—Yesterday evening the lumber mills and box fac tory of the San Jacinto lumber company, eighteen miles from here in the moun tains, were entirely destroyed by fire. Half a million feet of lumber and 15,000 boxes ready for shipment, were de stroyed. The loss will aggregate $35,000; insurance $9000. The company will re build, but the mill will not be running for at least two months. DIED OF GBIBF. Murderer Stlllman'g Wife Dies Bemoan ! Ins Hie Crime. Fuknno, Cal., Oct. 31.—Mrs. J. L. Stillman, wife of the man who killed J. D. Fiske, died this morning at the county hospital. She had bemoaned the desperate act her husband, and grad frVie leaves two small children. Stillman had not been informed of the death of his wife, up to a late hour tonight. . False Claims. San Fbancisco, Oct. 31.—The United States grand jury has indicted ex-State Senator James McCadden, a Vallejo contractor, on the charge of presenting fltlse claims against the government for the payment of coal delivered at Mare Island navy yard, in April and Septem ber, 1889. His bail was fixed at $5000 ill each of the two charges, and was fur nished by McCadden. Markham's Meanderlngs. , Santa Ana, Cal., Oct. 31.—The Mark ham reception and meeting this after noon were largely attended. G. A. Knight made the principal speech. Anaiieim, Oct. 31.—C01. Markham Und George A. Knight addressed a large fathering here tonight. The town was •blaze with bonfires. Seattle Has Water Works. Seattle, Wash., Oct. 31.—The Spring Hill Water company today turned over to the city their water works, and here after they will be operated by the city. The purchase price was $352,206. FLOUNDERING IN FOG. NAVIGATION RENDERED DANGER OUS ON PUGET SOUND. Numerous Collisions and Accidents—Fears ? Felt for the Safety of Many Vessels, j Steering by Compass Only. 'Tacoma, Wnsh.. Oct. 31. to the dense fog which has prevailed on the sound for a day or two, collisions and accidents have been numerous. The steamers T. J. Potter and Emma Hay ward have both met with serious acci dents. Captains on the sound steer by the compass, the fog is so dense. The steamer Republic, which struck a sunken rock oil" Point Hudson, has settled in a bad condition. The steamer Walla Walla has not been heard from since she left Port Townsend for Nanaimo, B. C, yesterday morning, and fears are felt for"her safety. A tele gram was received here this morning from Superintendent McLellan, of the Pacific Coast Steamship company, ask ing if the Walla Walla had yet been heard from. She had a full list of pas sengers, and her delay indicates that something has happened. NOT EXAGGERATED. Mineral Deposits In Indian Territory as Rich as Reported. Kansas City, Oct. 31.—A party that went from this city to investigate a new find of precious metals in the Arbuckle and Wichita foothills, in the Chickasaw nation, returned today and state that the reports from there have not been exaggerated. A company of capitalists and miners has been organized with a large capital, and has secured control of twenty-five square miles of territory where the most valuable deposits are located. Experts report that gold, sil ver, lead, coal aud some asphaltum have been found. AN UNFOUNDED RUMOR. The Northern Pacific and B. and O. Not Consolidating. Baltimore, Oct. 31. —The story printed in Chicago today to the effect that nego tiations were in progress looking to an agreement between the Northern Pa cific and Baltimore and Ohio, which if consummated will amount to the prac tical consolidation of the two systems, thus forming a great transcontinental route, is declared by the Baltimore and Ohio magnates to be without the slight est foundation. Would-Be Corruptlonlsts Balked. Philadelphia, Oct. 31.—1t having been rumored an attempt had been made by subordinate officials of the Reading railroad to coerce employees to vote for their favorite candidates, next Tuesday, General Manager McLeod to day telegraphed notice to all employees, that the management will under no cir cumstances tolerate any interference with the free exercise of the right of the employees to vote in accordance with their individual preferences. All Kid* Rejected. Chicago, Oct. 31.—A1l the bids for filling and piling the lake front, were rejected by the worlds fair board of di rectors today. New bids on modified specifications will be called for; the for mer specifications are said to have in cluded a number of useless require ments ; as a result the bids were $150,000 to $200,000 higher than expected. Detective Murphy Drowned* * Columbus, 0., Oct. 31.—A telegram from Salt Lake announces that the body of Detective Murphy, who mysteriously disappeared while-en route to San Fran cisco, was found near Odgen today, and murder is suspected. A dispatch from Ogden says the coroner's jury this after noon rendered a verdict of accidental drowning, during temporary aberration of mind. Death or Dr. Nankeam. Munich, Oct. 31.—Johann N. Nues baum, the celebrated (ierman surgeon and oculist, died in this city today. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. The McKinley Bill Felt in Cuba. Forty Cigar Factories Already Closed. Spain Anticipates No Difflcnlty in Effecting a New Treaty. The King of Holland Not Sick but Insane. Mrs. Fiercy Makes a Partial Confession. Associated Press Dispatches. Madrid, Oct. 31.—Cuban advices re port that the McKinley law has already had a baneful effect on Cuba. Forty of the smaller tobacco factories are closed and a large number of operators are idle. Premier Del Castillo announced at the council of ministers, that there is reason to hope that President Harrison would agree to modify the tariff in favor of Cuba, and in view of the hos tility to the tariff that was beginning to grow in America, the premier thought Spain would not find it difficult to nego tiate a new treaty. Not Sick, But Mad. London, Oct. 31.—A dispatch from The Hague says: It has transpired that the statements made regarding the condition of the king by the doctors and ministers are untrue. The king's physical health is good, but he is suffering from a men tal malady which renders him unfit to govern, in other words, he is a lunatic. The statements that he is physically ill were made simply to delude the public and explain the necessity of the appoint ment of a regency. Mrs. Plercey Confesses. London, Oct. 31.—Mrs. Chichton, alias Piercey, admitted in court today that she had a liason with Mrs. Hogg's husband. He invited the woman to the house last Friday, and they quarreled. The woman then abruptly concluded her admissions with the remark that she had better not say any more. It is re ported in some quarters that the woman later confessed murdering Mrs. Hogg and putting her child out in the fields to die. The Victorian Cabinet Resigns. Melbourne, Oct. 31. —The members of the Colonial cabinet have resigned in consequence of the passage yesterday of a vote of want of confidence, by the Victorian parliament. Action of parlia ment in adopting the vote was due to A WIDE-A-WAKE DOG. JT would be scarcely fair to arrest this enterpris ing dog for a breach of the peace, though the chances seem to be that it will have a piece of the breeches. The truth of the matter is, that the animal not only knows a good thing when it sees it, but is determined to have it. Even a yellow dog appreciates the quality of the trousers worn by this young man, which is not to be wondered at seeing that they were bought from the Cor. Spring and Temple Streets. -«$8 A YEARK- Buys the Daily II rf.ald and $2 the Weekly Herald. IT IS NKWsT AND CLEAN FIVE CENTS. the secession from the government sup porters, of the members of the Labor party. The strike in New Zealand is ended. The men resumed work unconditionally. HAWAIIAN ADVICES. Ma 11 no Los In a State of Activity—Other Items. San Francisco, Oct. 31. —The steam ship Australia from Honolulu brings advices to October 24. The United States steamer Iroquois is to make a cruise to Lanar, Hawaiian islands, to test the machinery, before leaving for Samoa. , A vote of want of confidence in the ministry was presented by Representative Bush, October 23, who charged the cabinet with being vacillating in its action, but it failed of passage, there being 26 nays to 18 yeas. Volumes of smoke issuing from the volcano, Mauno Loa, can be seen at Honolulu, and the reflection from the crater is the brightest in many years. The flagship Charleston is expected to leave for San Francisco on the arrival of the Mohican from Samoa. Russian Refugees Massacred. Berlin, Oct. 31.—The Vossische Zei tung confirms the report from Warsaw that number of persons leaving Russia for Brazil, were fired upon by the Rus sian frontier guard at Slupca. The War saw report states that nine were killed, the German paper says four. The Church Roof Fell. City of Mexico, Oct. 31.—1n Mate huala last night a church roof fell, caus ing the death of three people and wounding four other men, including a priest named Losa. Expelled Jews. St. Petersburg, Oct. 31. —It is stated that since the accession of Czar Alexan der 111. (1881) 270,000 Jews have been expelled from Russia. Eleven Heroes Drowned. Berlin, Oct. 31.—Eleven German liiv boatmen were drowned today while try ing to relieve the crew of a British ves sel wrecked off Sleswig. Ridding Cuba or Bandit*. Havana, Oct. 31.—A vigorous crusade against brigandage in Cuba is still car ried on. Three more bandits were cxc" cuted today in Colon. Books and Papers Burned. Denver, Oct. 31.—The creditors of S. Pelten <& Co., who failed Tuesday, are alarmed over the fact, just discovered, that all the books and papers of the firm are missing. Sensational develop ments are expected. Death of a Pioneer. Martinez, Oct. 31. —Dr. John Strent zell, a pioneer of this vicinity, died at his home in Alhambra valley this morn ing, aged 78. He was a veil-known horticulturist. He leaves a large estate.