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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. SUBSCRIBE FOB IT. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 28. KNIGHTS OF LABOR, The General Assembly Con vened at Denver. Master Workman Powderly's Annual Address. He Wants the Knights to Discuss the Tariff Question. The New York Central Strike Reviewed and the Subsidized Press Se verely Scored. Associated Press Dispatches. Dknver, Colo., Nov. 11. —The general assembly of Knights of Labor convened this morning, with about 200 delegates present. General Master Workman Powderly read his annuai address, after which the meeting adjourned until to morrow. A public, reception was tendered the delegates this afternoon, at which sev eral thousand people assembled. Powderly, in his annual report, touch ing on the economic policy of the gov ernment, said in part: "We have not, as an order, adopted a tariff or anti tariff clause in our preamble, and I do not advise such a thing now. We should, however, open the doors of our assemblies for the discussion of this great problem, so the members may be come educated in the basic principles of protection and free trade. I lecommend that on and after the Ist of January, next, it shall be permissible for local assemblies to discuss the question: Wiiich will bring the greatest good to the greatest number, tariff or free trade? Thus we do not commit the order to either school, and yet allow the mem bers to take up for discussion and agi tation that vital question." Upon the question of maintaining legislative committees, Powderly thought if the assembly decided to main tain them it should also decide what measures they shall advocate, how far *hey may go, and with whom they may co-operate, so they may not be consid ered the legitimate prey of every faction and political party. Mr. Powderly dwelt at length upon the New York Central strike. He said in part; "Individual efforts in the direction of ameliorating conditions that were not easy of endurance had proved abortive. Pnblic officials were appealed to here and there, but nothing ever came of it. The public press, from Buli'alo to New York, was with but a few honorable exceptions, under the influ ence of the Vanderbilt system. With chosen servants of the public traveling on passes, with the editors of the papers along the road subsidized in the same manner, it became impossible for the workmen to get the public ear or place their grievances before the officials of the company without subjecting them selves to dismissal." Referring to the visits of committees of the men to railway officials, Powderly said: "The idea of meeting on the level of equality with the employees for the purpose of discussing terms of agree ment, was repugnant to men whose aristocratic tendencies were given birth beneath the shadow of the house of Van derbilt, and means to put a stop to those importunities were sought for. The plan of picking off the spokesman in order to terrify the others was resorted to, and one after another was discharged in the hope that the lesson would be of practical value to the company in terror izing the rank and file." Referring to the correspondence with Master Workman Lee, Powderly says : "Many malicious persons and papers presumed to interpret my language an being in favor of a conspiracy to get up a strike, either during the .presidential year or when the World's fair was in progress. What I said was, that if the organization could be kept up until tbe World's fair, the New York Central woulj not be able to refuse any just concession. Those who saw conspiracy in that sentence, would, if they were just, say that no just concession should be iefused in any year. I am opposed to strikes; my views on the subject are well known; but if men are to gain anything they must, be organized ; they must be pre pared to strike, even though we never do it. Ii we must have strikes, then we should prepare for them, and not allow eveiy subordinate to rush the order into them at a moment's notice without pep aration. If 1893 should be the beßt year to gain what is just and light and proper for labor, and a flat refusal should be given, that would be the best year to strike in, and not at a time when no preparation has been made. During the New York Central strike we had an op portunity to learn who our friends were among the newspapers, and found they were exceedingly few. We were given quantities of counsel, warning and censure. Many papers friendly to us, did not seem to understand the situation or the necessi ties of the men who worked for low wages. After the Central strike ended, there were rumors of another on the Erie, and the papers began to show that there was no necessity for a strike on that road, for the managers and work men were working in harmony. There will always be harmony between em ployer and employee when the former has it in his power to dictate what the employee shall eat, drink and wear. When the employer has a monopoly of the market, he has also a monopoly of the harmony that our papers prate about bo much. We see the editor of a New York paper and the president of the New York Central railroad operating the raising of a fund to feed men and women in Ireland, who have been robbed through exactly the same dia bolical system that is now beginning to rob the workmen of America. That which is found worthy of praise in the Irish workman who strikes against in justice, is damned in his brother in America when he asks for enough to keep liis children out of the poor hou.-'' Tm order to prevent strihr- wo must male every preparation to make jtheiu successful when entered upon, and legislation iv that direction must be en act-ri at thli BSJkItQB, or your incoming general officers must be given to under stand that under no circumstances must they take part in a strike of any kind." Mr. Powderly advocated equal rights for both sexes, acceptance to send dele gates to the next Farmers' Alliance con vention, and the co-operation of the Knights of Kabor with the vaiious rail road organizations in the work of feder ation. LETTER-CABRIERs IN TROUBLE. They Were in Collusion With Green Goods Men. New York, Nov. 11.—Through inves tigations instituted by Chief Post-office Inspector Rathbone, he learned that many post-office attaches, principally letter carriers, were in collusion with green goods men. The rule of the de partment is that no carrier shall deliver letters that bear suspicious addresses to the places to which they are directed. The investigation convinced the in spector that fifteen letter carriers at least were violating the rule. The names of the letter carriers are with held, pending action on their cases at Washington. They were caught by de coy letters. dasdas Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 11. —A conspir acy has been unearthed on the part of the employes of the general passenger department of the Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo railroad to defraud the company, by placing bogus passes and editor's books in circulation. Two local ticket brokers have been arrested. Charles E. Rose, formerly chief clerk to the general passenger agent, has made a coilfession. Other arrests will follow. THE PINCH IS OVER. THE MONEY MARKET TROUBLE THOUGHT TO BE ENDED. The Panic Caused by Artificial Influences. Secretary Windom Says the Situation in Wall Street is Improving. Nuw Yokk, Nov. 11. —There is an al most universal agreement among the leading New York bankers that the money market's recent range and tight ness came through artificial influences. Funds have been locked up, taken out of the ordinary business channels, and kept out of the reach of all in order to carry forward a bear campaign of de pression, apprehension and quotation smashing. Provisions for clearing house statistics, unlimited if need be, up to f95,000,000 will, of course, put to rout all these manipulation schemes. A member of the clearing house commit tee, largely instrumental in bringing about this official action, said this even ing: "This ends the money market trouble ; loan rates will be normal now ; the pinch is over." A Financier's Opinion. Mr. Peabody, of Kidder, Peabody & Co., said this morning: "While pru dent business men are not at present spreading sail, I cannot see otherwise than that the commercial trade and general business of the United States is on a sound basis. There ia no great expansion and no large over speculation here in the country, and the community as a whole is not over invested. Europe haa sent us an enormous amount of money for breweries and other under takings*, but we have the money and Eu rope has the properties. I don't see why it should be any great concern of the people here whether English people or English underwriters hold these shares. Whatever may be their intrinsic value, they cannot sell them now, and they cannot send them here and get their money back. The resources of England are enormous, and we have little con ception of tiie amount of money that will be paid out after January Ist on English capital, which will be available for investment. I think you will find London will be able to right itself, and in the end there will be a large invest mend demand for sound American se curities." Wlndom's Statements. Washington, Nov. 11. — Secretary Windom said this evening that his latest information from Wall street was that the situation was improving, with indications that the worst was over. He declined to say whether the treasury de partment would or would not do any thing for the relief of the money mar ket, but admitted that he was giving the matter s>.riouß consideration. The department, he added, stands ready to redeem 4Jjj per cent bonds to the extent of its resources, but is not ready to make any overtures to holders of 4 per cent bonds. The secretary said further that the recent heavy disbursements had re duced the available surplus to $9,000, --000, and it was a question in his mind whether this email working balance could be still further reduced with safety to the business of the depart ment. It is true, the national banks hold $22,000,000 of public funds, but he did not care to dis turb the deposits at the present. In explanation of the small surplus, the secretary said during the period from July 19th, last, the date of the circular inviting proposals for the sale of bonds, to October 31st, there was disbursed from the treasury $100,000,000 for the purchase of bonds and interest pay ments, and $50,000,000 on account of pension payments, which, together with th c issue of nearly $13,000,000 in new notes for the purchase of silver, made the total amount of money put into cir culation $103,000,000. "These disburse ments," said the secretary, "were $70, --000,000 in excess of the total receipts during the same time, and I venture the assertion that never before in times of peace were such heavy payments made in excess of receipts." The Tide Turned in London, London, Nov. 11. —In the stock market today, toward noon, an abrupt change from the gloomy feeling was caused by the semi-official announce ment that large amounts of gold were coming from Paris, and more expected from Russia. Preparations for settle ment at once became energetic. Money became easily borrowed at (J per cent. Loans in many unexpected instances were repaid, and the progress of the liquidation of accounts in every depart ment, promised at the close to be quiet and favorable. Recovery in American railways ratures from 1 to 4*4. The National bank of lirazil has shipped *«W),000 in gold to its London branch. The gold is due in Lend early in December. , WEDNESDAY MORN IMG, NOVEMBER 12, 1890. GAGE SUED AND LOST. A Suit of Long Standing Decided. Henry T. Gage Loses His Fam ous Land Case. Judge Puterbaugh Decides in Favor ? of Downey et al. Official Election Returns-The Ivett Murder— A Convention of Fruit Growers Called. Associated Press Dispatches. San Dieuo, Nov. 11.—The suit of Henry T. Gage, of I.os Angeles, vs. J. G. Downey et al., was decided today by Judge Puterbaugh in favorof the defend ants. The suit is of long standing, and involves a large amount of Los Angeles and San Diego county realty. THE OFFICIAL COUNT. The Canvass Still Incomplete in Many Counties. San Francisco, Nov. 11.—The official canvass of the votes is still incomplete in many counties of the state. Reports from the following counties have been received: Butte. Oko VILLE, Nov. 11.—The official re turns of Butte county give Pond 2143; Markham, 2060; Caminetti, 2139; Blanchard, 2210. Majorities—Pond's, 83; Blanchard's, 77. The Republicans elect the entire county ticket, except district attorney, assessor and coroner. Lake. Lakeport, Nov. 11. —The official re turns of Lake county give Markham 678; Pond, 801; Barham, 684; Geary, 774. Pond's majority, 118; Geary's, 90. Marin. San Rafael, Nov. 11. —The super visors canvassed the vote of Marin county today, resulting as follows: Pond, 820; Markham, 1073; Del Valle, 821; Reddick, 1074; Markham's major ity, 253. Napa. Napa, Nov. 11 .—Official returns of Napa county: Markham, 1877; Pond, 1475; Barham, 1933; Geary, 1435; Mark ham's majority. 402; Barham's, 489. Nevada. Nevada, Nov. 11. —The official canvass is complete. The vote of Nevada county gives Markham, 2060; Pond, 1941; Blanchard, 2117; Caminetti, 1914. Ma jorities—Markham's, 110; Blanchard's, 203. The Democrats elect the sheriff, clerk, recorder, and one assemblyman. The Republicans elect one assemblyman and the remainder of the county ticket. San Itenlto. Hollihter, Nov. 11. —The official can vass of San Benito county shows : Mark ham, 683; Pond. 850; Bowers, 693; Curtis. 853. Pond's majority, 167; Cur tis', 160. San Francisco. San Francisco, Nov. 11.—The election commission proceeded with the official canvass this morning, after appointing clerks to foot up the tally sheets. An error was discovered in the fifth pre cinct, in the vote for assessor, the Dem ocratic candidate losing ten votes. The Democratic candidate for supervisor lost one vote, and the. Republican gained one. San .Toaqnin. Stockton, Nov. 11. —The total vote of San Joaquin county ia aa follows: Mark ham, 3066; Pond, 2841; Bidwell, 385; Markham's plurality, 325. Congress—Blanchard, 3133; Camin netti, 2843; Blanchard'a majority, 200. Sierra. Downikvillb, Nov. 11. —The official returns of Siena county give Markham 886; Pond, 674; Markham's majority, 212. Siskiyou. Yrkka, Nov. 11. —The count of the vote in Siskiyou county is delayed hy a protest liled this morning against a further count of the vote, on the grounds that two supervisors had bet on the results. Stanislaus. Modesto, Nov. 11. —Official count of Stanislaus county : Pond, 1263; Mark ham, 918; Caminnetti, 1364; Blanchard, 914. Majorities—Pond's, 445; Caniin netti's, 420. Ventura. Ventura, Nov. 11. —The supervisors finished counting the votes this after noon. Result: Markham, 1327; Pond, 1014; Reddick, 1225; Del Valle, 1093. Congress—Bowers, 1320; Curtis, 998. Markham's majority, 293; Bowers, 392. THE IVETT MUBDEK. An Ex-Convict Thought to Have Commit ted the Crime. Merced, Nov. 11. —The Ivett murder mystery still remains unsolved. The people are greatly excited, and the wild est rumors are circulated. An inquest was held today, but nothing has been heard from Snelling, where it was held. It is said that three persons are sus- Eected of the crime, and they are now eing closely watched by detectives. Mrs. Ivett arrived from San Francisco last night, aud the funeral was held to day. San Francisco, Nov. 11.—Mrs. Ivett, wife of the wealthy rancher murdered near Merced, has been visiting friends in this city for some weeks. She left this morning for Merced, in response to a telegram from there, which said her husband was badly injured. Mrs.lvett's friends are of the opinion that the mur der may be the outgrowth of an old trouble which the murdered man had some years ago with a fellow who was subsequently sent to the penitentiary. This convict has served his time, and is now at large. These facts, they think, coupled with the fact that Ivett's watch dog on the ranch was poisoned some days ago, lead to a clew. So far as they knew, Ivett had had no other difficulty. Victim* of it Yetwletta. (iii.roy, Cal., Nov. 11.— John Davey uid W. Waleli had a dispute yesterday about land matters, which had been the jause of a vendetta between the parties mt years, and has already landed one gian in San Quentin. Walsh fired at Vavey, filling his head and neck with •mall shot, and Davey put some shot Into Walsh and his 8-year-old son. None 4f the parties were seriously injured. They are under arrest to wait prelimi nary examination. FRUIT GROWERS. A State Convention Called to Meet at Santa Cruz. San Francisco, Nov. 11. —The state board of horticulture has issued a call t>r a state convention of fruit growers, to be held at Santa Cruz, November 18th to 2lst, inclusive. It is expected that the meeting will be largely attended by representative fruitmen from through out the state. On the opening day papers on fruit culture and varieties for planting will be read. On the following day, Wednesday, November 19th, in sect pests and fungoid diseases and their extermination will be discussed. Thursday, the selection and preparation of fruits for market, and the fertilizing and pruning of orch ards will be taken up. At the evening GCSGion a number of papers will he rend by ladies on topics concerning floricul ture. Friday will be devoted to the reading o,f papers on fig and olive cul ture and small fruits. The advisability of forming a union with Florida fruit growers, and of making an exhibition of California fruit products at the world's fair, will also be considered. It is an nounced that the Southern Pacific com pany will fnrnish transportation at re duced rates. BURCHELL'S DOOMSDAY. THE EXECUTION TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY MORNING. Another Letter Received Purporting to Establish the Doomed Man's Innocence and Giving Dire Warning. Woodstock, Ont., Nov. 11. — Burchell will be executed at 9 o'clock Friday morning. Another letter concerning theßenwell murder has been received, signed by "J. B. Litchfield," dated Buffalo. In effect it says: "I am a member of a conspiracy which dealt with monied Englishmen who were brought out here to be robbed of their wealth." The letter goes on to say : "The scheme was in working order before Burchell's com ing to this country, and four of our party were at the swamps when Benwell and Burchell came along February 7th. We met them, and tried to induce Benwell to swear to as sist us in our business, or he would be killed, Benwell would not listen, and we shot him and cut his name from his clothing. We then told Burchell to get out of the country, and gave him what articles we had taken from Benwell. We told Burchell we had chloroformed Benwell, and he did not know he had been murdered. The writer says : "As sure as Burchell diea, not one board shall be left of the buildings of the jurymen who sent him there. We have uuigeMcMahon spotted, and should we have to wreck a train to murder him, we will, and we hereby notify him of the death waiting him and the jurymen also. If Burchell be hung, it will make two men executed for our deeds, besides one undergoing life im prisonment." Burchell continues to protest his inno cence. THE WRECK TOOK FIRE. A Terrible Itailway Disaster in England. Passengers Itoasted. London, Nov. 11. —A collision occurred today on the Great Western railway at Norton, Fitzwarren station, near Taun ton, between a freight and a special train for Plymouth, conveying jUisaen gera from the steamer Northam Castle, just arrived at Plymouth from the ('ape of Good Hope. Ten peop<e were killed and eight injured. The collision occurred at 2o'clock this morning and was caused by the negli gence of a signal man. The freight train had been switched to allow the down night mail train to pass, which it did safely. The night was rainy and dark. The signal man forgot that the freight was standing on the up track, and the up bound special train, which consisted of four carriages, containing fifty passengers, rusned past the station at the rate of fifty miles an hour and dashed into the freight. The first car of the special was demol ished. The wreck took fire, and six passengers were burned to death. The wreckage was piled up to the height of eighty feet. Some passengers were imprisoned in the cars four hours. A negro killed was the son of a mission ary in south Africa, and was on his way to America. Sacramento Notes. Sacramento, Nov. 11. —Mrs. Edith Stone suicided today with laudanum. She was 37 years old.' The cause of the suicide is unknown. Judge Armstrong thia morning sen tenced Con O'Neill and Thomas Downey, freight car burglars, to ten years each at Folsom. W. R. Kelly, who participated in the same crime, has been sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment. A Feud Begun. Cayucos, Cal., Nov. 11.—Sylva Non ello, who killed Robert Higuera, here, in a drunken brawl, October 10th, has been acquitted on the ground of self defense. Nonella is a Swiss; Higuera was a Spaniard. Considerable factional feeling has arisen over the case. It is threatened that more will be heard of the matter. Higuera's friends are vow ing vengeance. A Frightful Outrage. San Jose, Cal., Nov. 11.—A frightful outrage was committed upon a young lady near Stockton avenue this morning. She was terribly bruised in the struggle with her assailant. The wretch made his escape, and has not yet been ar rested, t A Victim of Gas. San Francisco. Nov. 11.—Mrs. Frank Bishop arrived from Weymouth, Mass., last night, on her way to friends at A lama', Santa Clara county. She w.s found dead in bed this morning, having been asphyxiated by gas. WAR'S RED CARNAGE Revolution Broken Out in Honduras. The Capital in the Hands of the Insurgents. Guatemalan Troops Sent to Assist the Government. A General Central American War on the Tapis—Other Foreign Advices. Associated Press Dispatches. La. Libertad, Nov. 11. —A revolu tion has broken out in Honduras, and Tegucigalpa is in a state of seige. The garrison, under the leadership of Gen eral Longino Sanchez, revolted, and have taken possession of the copit.nl and arsenal. It is believed the revolution has become general, and President Bo gran will have to fly. Salvadorian troops are ready to assist Bogran, as it is believed President Barillas of Guate mala has created the trouble. Another Account. La Libertad, San Salvador, Nov. 11. — On the evening of the Oth inst. part of the garrison at Teguciagalpa, Honduras, incited by General Longino Sanchez, re volted and took possession of the ar senal. President Bogran at once took the field against the insurgents, rallying the Pueblos to his support. Already there has been severe fighting. San Salvador remains neutral. A General War Expected. New York, Nov. 11.—Late dispatches from La Libertftd say: President Bo gran's farces are being pursued by Gen eral Sanchez, who is now in possession of Tegucigalpa. It is understood San chez will at once declare a de facto gov ernment. A private cipher dispatch over the federal lines from Guatemala brings information that Barillas has sent one thousand soldiers from the frontier to aid Bogran inrecapturingTegucigalpa and restoring order in Honduras. The greatest excitement prevails in the Gua temalan capital, and another large war is predicted. Conservative people cen sure the act of sending troops to Hon duras, and predict a general war in Cen tral America. A More Hopeful View of It. New York, Nov. 11.—The Guatemalan consul general in this city received a cablegram via Mexico, stating that a local uprising has taken place at Tegu cigalpa, the capital of Honduras, against A PHENOMENAL CATCH. Special to the Herald.] Redondo, November 9th. —The citizens of this place were thrown into a state of great excitement this afternoon by the strangest catch ever known in these waters. The angler, a well-known resident, was armed with a bamboo rod of only ordinary size. He had waited in vain for a bite for nearly half an hour when he felt, at the end of his line, a fish evidently endowed with enormous strength. The battle which ensued has probably never been paralleled in piscatorial annals. It attracted two-thirds of the popula tion of the village, so rapidly was the exciting news circu lated. The beholders could scarcely believe their eyes when, as the finny monster was drawn out of the water, its side was found to be adorned with the business card of the LONDON CLOTHTNO CO., whose bargains are 1 attracting almost as much attention as the fish itself will receive from anglers all over the country. -*$8 A YEARK- Buya the Daily Hbhud aud U the Weekly Hkrald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. the government. President Bogran is receiving the support of the rest of the republic. Order and complete peace prevail in Guatemala, and tbe rest of Central American states all favor a neu tral position in the matter, which is looked upon as unimportant and purely local. „ The State Departmeat Ignorant. Washington, Nov. 11.—Assistant Sec- retary Wharton, of the state depart ment, said this morning that the department had received no news re garding the revolution reported in Hon duras. A PROGRESSIVE MONARCH. Emperor William's Contributions to Science and Humanity. Berlin, Nov. 11. —A Frankfort tele gram says the emperor has made a per sonal gift of $260,000 to Professor Koch and another of the same amount to en dow a national institute for the produc tian of anti-consumption lymps, used in Koch's process. Emperor William today opened the debate at the session of the Prussian council of agriculture. He advocated the need of affording increased protec tion for the lives and health of laborers by the employment of agricultural ma chines. Herr Tabbertt, a prominent socialist, was released from prison today, his sentence having expired. His discharge was made the occasion of rejoicing among the socialists, 3000 of whom assembled and gave him an ovation. Irish Evictions. Duiilin, Nov. 11. — The threatened evictions on the Olphert estate began at Ordsberg this morning. A force of heavily-armed policemen was on guard. Sixteen families, comprising 100 persons, were ejected from their homes. A num ber of English visitors witnessed tbe evictions and afterward held an indig nation meeting, denouncing the action of the owners of the estate. London, Nov. 11. —A dispatch to the Times about the evictions says that in the houses where eviction was'expected JiO potatoes Were found, but in one house where evictions were not looked for two tons of excellent potatoes were discovered. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge has re covered and will resume his duties. Patrick Delaney, implicated in the Phcenix park murders and serving a life sentence, has been pardoned. A tobacco factory in Madrid burned. Loss, $200,000. Ten thousand people are made idle by the conflagration. A ferry boat capsized near Besztsitz, Austria, aud fifty-tive peasants were drowned. It was overloaded with men and wagons and horses. The Grand Duke Nicholas is about to be transferred from Yalto to his residence in St. Petersburg. His doctors declare that he is incurably insane.