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THE HERALD Stands for the Interests of Southern California. subscribe" fob it. VOL. XXXV.—NO. 33. BLOODY BUSINESS. Terrible Riot in a Florida Village. A Drunken Man the Author of the Trouble. Indiscriminate Shooting:—Half a Dozen People Killed. A Hired Man's Murderous Assault on His Employer at Marshalltown, lowa- Other Items. Associated Press Dispatches. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 16. —A very serious affair has occurred at Reddick, a small town lifteen miles north of Ocala. George Sanders, a white man, crazed with whisky, went into Hag gard's store, and shot at Ned Roux, one of the clerks employed there. The shot did not take effect. T. P. Will iams and John Friday, standing near, rushed at Sanders and succeeded in disarming him. A negro rushed across the street to Sanders' store and told his brother Bob that two white men were trying to kill George. Bob Beized a gun and rushed into Haggard's store, and began firing right and left. Will iams was mortally wounded. Another shot struck a negro and he fell dead; still another hit John Friday, but did not make a serious wound. The last shot struck a negro woman who came in the rear door, and badly wounded her. During the firing George Sanders es oaped from his captors and rushed out. Some unknown person fired a load of fine shot into his face and head, pain fully wounding him. A minute later, B. Sandersjhaviug exhausted his ammu nition, started to run out of the store, when some one in the rear of the store brought him down, fatally wounded, with a charge of buckshot. By this time the whole population, about 250, was on the streets, and the wildest ex citement prevailed. The Sanders faction would not allow the operator to send any messages out of town about the matter, and nothing was known of it elsewhere until Sunday morning. A deputy sheriff then went from Ocala with a posse and arrested George San ders. Quiet was restored and the posse returned this afternoon. A MURDEROUS FARM HAND. He Tries to Kill Hta Employer With a Hatchet. Mahsllalltown, lowa, Nov. 10. —A bloody affray occurred IJais morning at the home of Marcena Stone, a wealthy farmer, living a few miles southeast of this city. F. L, Pelbeam, his hired man, without any warning, attacked Stone with a small blunt hatchet, striking him down with a violent blow on the head. While the farmer lay on the floor par tially stunned, his assistant repeatedly struck him again. Mrs. Stone rußhed in from another room, and Pelbeam turned upon her and struck her five times with the hatchet, and would undoubtedly have killed her, had Stone not partially recovered, and grasping the hired man by the throat, brought him to the floor. The screams of the woman and children had by this time attracted the attention of some of the neighbors, and as they approached, Pelbeam wrenched himself loose and fled. He was afterwards found in the woods, having cut his own throat. His wound is not necessarily fatal. Mr. and Mrs. Stone will probably recover. VKKI MYSTERIOUS, But a Colored Gent Seems to I>e in the Woodpile, ArtirsTA, Ga., Nov. 16.—Last Sunday night the north and south bound trains were robbed of express matter by a mysterious man who, after relieving tne messenger in one car, escaped and then getting on another train, robbed the other messenger in the same way. The same thing happened last night on the south-bound train ; a man entering the car between stations and robbing Mes senger Corphut. The latter claims to have exchanged shots with the robber, and there are spots of blood on the car. At the point where the man is said to have jumped from the train the ground is soit and muddy, but although the of ficials visited there early this morning no traces of footsteps could be found. ,The whole affair is very mysterious. STANLEY'S REAR GUARD. The Cannibal Incident Affirmed by Stan ley's Banzlbar Servant. London, Nov. 16. —Bonny vouches that the log of the rear guard from Yambuya, published by the Times, is exactly as when handed to Stanley, with no alteration whatever. The section extendingfrom June 11th to 19th, which appears today, is of no special interest except as regards the record of com plaints of continual desertions. Stanley's Zanzibar servant today handed a sealed statement to the Times's New York correspondent re garding the cannibal incident. This statement reaffirms the story of Jamie eon paying for the girl with handker chiefs, and details at length Major ■Bartelot's high-handed and arrogant actions. Steamship Arrivals. Nkw York, Nov. 10.—The Umbria, Britannic and City of Berlin,from Liver pool ; the State of Georgia, from Glas gow ; the Normadie and Bohemia, from Hamburg. QiiiiKNsrowN, Nov. 16. —The British Princess, Philadelphia. Havre, Nov. 16. —La Champagne, New York. Lynching Looked For. Huntington, Term., Nov. 16.—Consta ble Hig Boss and his nephew, Jim Ross, attempted yesterday to levy on a lot of cotton belonging to Farmer Araddis, against whom the constable held an ac count. Araddis rushed out of his house with a double-barrelled shotgun and •killed both the Erases. Lynching is Jot ked for. EXTENSIVE FORGERIES. A Jnnior Partner Involves His Firm for 8350,000. New York, Nov. 16. —Albert H. Smith, junior partner of the brokerage firm of Mills, Robeson & Smith, ia a prisoner, charged with over seventy for geries, aggregating $350,000. Smith has acknowledged his guilt, and turned over all his property for the benefit of his creditors. The discovery of his forger ies, which cover a period of six years, was accidentally made Saturday morn ing by a clerk in the the employ of the firm. In his confession Smith says he used the money to reimburse cus tomers who had lost money on his suggestions. The loss resulting from Smith's misdoings will fall on his firm, which has been in existence since 1872, and which has been held in the highest repute. Smith's plan was simple. He would buy eight or nine shares of first class stock, and by adding a cipher or the letter "y", raise the order tojeighty or ninety shares. These he deposited with the firm as a private account, and thus made his partners responsible. The discovery was accidentally made by a stock clerk, and Smith then confessed everything to his partners. Smith is a prominent churchman and a member of several clubs. He is 45 yeats old and a childless widower. All the forgeries are not a total loss to the firm, as aboutone fourth can be recovered. The firm has made an assignment to A. Watson, to whom Smith yesterday made a personal assignment. GOT AWAY WITH THE FUNDS. A Hank Cashier Decamps With a Large Amount of Cash. CnicAGo, Nov. 16. —A dispatch from Mount Carmel, 111., says the banking house of Cowling, Gowenlock & Co. was closed November sth on account of the death of President Cowling. It did not reopen, and cashier Gowenlock disap peared. Yesterday a receiver was ap pointed, and the safe was found to con tain less than $200. The supposition is that the cashier got away with $150,000 or more. THE INDIAN SCARE. NORTH DAKOTA SETTLERS VERY MUCH ALARMED. Sioux Reported to Be Arming for a War of Extermination—The War Department Says There is No Danger. Minneapolis, Minn., Noy. 16.—The Tribune's Mandan, N. D., special says: Settlers living on the borderof the Sioux reservation bring stories of the arming of the Indians, which is borne out by Joseph Buckley, who speaks their lan guage. Buckley came in today and says every Indian on the reservation will shortly go on the war path, and that they have got possession of Custer's rifles which the United States army never found. Local hardware men have in the last few days sold their entire stock of ammunition to the Indians. The Indians say if they are unsuccessful iii their raid, they will get double rations, and they have nothing to lose. The citizens here and settlers who are un protected, believe General Ruger and the Indian authorities are harboring a feeling of false security. The mayor of Mandan has called a meeting, and the war department will be asked to furnish the citizens with guns, if not with soldiers. Many settlers between Man dan and the reservation are abandoning their farms and ranches, because of the lack of protection afforded them by the government. The most sanguine feel.gloomy at the outlook. The Indians are becoming more nnd more crazed ofaer the Messiah story. Serious trouble is anticipated at the agency o\er the coming ghost dance. The agent has endeavored to induce them to forego it, but they are defiant and refuse to obey his orders. A woman was brought before the agency at Standing Rock a few days ago, whom the Indians said was the mother of the Messiah. The agent interrogated iter, but got no satisfaction as to the identity of the alleged Messiah, she contenting herself with repeating the stories of the millenium to come, and how the white people would be wiped out entirely. Several of the leading Sioux chiefs seem to be as firm believers in the story as the young bucks. Kansas Cm-, Nov. 16. —A special from an army officer at Fort Niobrara, Ne*b., to the Times, states that excitement among the Sioux Indians in that place over the Messiah, has subsided to a great extent. A special from Foit Leavenworth says no orders have been received there to prepare for the move ment of troops, as reported. St. Louis, Nov. 16. —Secretary of War Proctor, who is here on a tour of inspec tion, was joined today by General Miles. In an interview this evening, the secre tary said no arrangements had been made to send troops to the Indian reser vations in the northwest. The excite ment among them, he said he had reason to believe, was subsiding. ELECTION RETURNS. Markham Considerably Behind His Tick- et In San Diego County. San Diego, Nov. 16. —The official vote of San Diego county shows: Markham, 3042; Pond, 2967; Reddick, 3964; Del Valle, 2963; Waite, 4144; Hendricks, 2775; Colgan, 4118; Drum, 2346; Mc- Donald, 4155; Herold, 2801; Hart, 4103; Graves, 2795; Reichert, 4161; 800m,2793; Brown, 4123; Spencer. 2820; Anderson, 4152; Hall. 2774; Beatty, 4315; Stanley, 2783; Garroute, 4202; Coffey, 2857 ; Har rison, 4201; Smith, 2864; DeHaven, 4240; Hatch, 2831; Bowers, 4407; Cur tis, 2540; Rea, 4119; Karcher, 2834; Hebbron, 4075; Galley, 2885. The Pro hibition vote for Bidwell was 395. Susanvii.le, Nov. 16.—The official re turns from Modoc county give Pond 012 ; Markham, 480; Bidwell, 50; Barbara, 488; Geary, 591; Jackson, 675; Jones, 465. The Republicans elect the judge, sheriff and assessor. L.ost Diamonds Discovered. Nkw York, Nov. 16.—Two diamond bracelets valued at #1200, which were supposed to have been stolen from Mrs. Commodore Bateman by her' French maid, were found in the very room from which they were thought to have been stolen. The maid will probably be re tomorrow. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 17, 1890. BARING BROTHERS. Russia's Action the Cause of Their Trouble. Further Subscriptions to th« Guarantee Fund. i Confidence in the Financial Situatioa Not Yet Fully Restored. Wall Street Money Kings Hold Important Conferences—More Banks Expected to Need Assistanoe. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Nov. 16. —The distrust in financial circles was not entirely dis pelled by yesterday's relief of the Bar ings. The general belief is that it is still too early to conclude that all is right. It is known that a number of small firms have been under a heavy strain. It is also improbable that confidence will be restored until the position of the Barings toward Argentine financial matters be comes clear. The Scotch bank will have a meeting tomorrow for the purpose of adding to the Barings' guarantee fund. The whole banking world has shown alac rity in subscribing, and when all the provincial and other subscriptions have arrived, the total will be such a sum as will make the whole incident a brilliant triumph of the organizers of the fund. Besides three millions sur plus, the partners' estates represent immense resources. Another large firm called a meeting of its chief connections Saturday and sub mitted a statement which effectually re moved any groundß of Busp^on. There are rumors of a radical change in the personnel of the firm of Baring Brothers. Berlin, Nov. 16.—A Petersburg dis patch to the Berlin Zeitung says the Bank of England is negotiating with the Imperial bank for £15,000,000 gold. The Barings' embarrassment was due to the action of the Russian government which, alarmed by the financial troubles in the Argentine republic, during the summer, suddenly withdrew from the Baiings £2,500,000. Just as it with drew £1,000,000 from the Comotoir d'Fsocampte in the sjr'.ng of 1889, its action at that time resulting in the sui cide of the manager of the institution, and the collapse of the copper ring. The Barings offered to sacrifice every thing, but the unavoidable delay in re alizing would have been almost equiva lent to an actual collapse, and for this reason it was decided to raise a guaran tee fund. It is rumored that Russia's agent in Paris withdrew recently an other two and a half million pounds on a rumor that the Barings had stopped payment. The latter's assets include £7,000,000 of the finest paper in the world. It is believed three years will be ample time to bring the firm's affairs to a substantial position. MEETING OF MAGNATES. Inportant Conferences of Wall Street Money Kings Yesterday. Nyw York, Nov. 16.—Jay Gould was at the Windsor hotel for an hour tw ilight; so were Mr. Cammack, George M. Pullman and W. L. Connor. This is principally remarkable from the fact that nothing short of a financial crisis could have brought these men there at such a time. They were surrounded by a crowd were surrounded by a crowd which included such men as John Blood good, Harvey Durant, W. E. Young, Isadore Wormser and a dozen others, well known on the stock exchange. The situation in Wall street was freely dis cussed, and all agreed that it was grave beyond recent precedent. The prevail ing feeling, however, was hopeful, if not confident. All agreed that liquidation was coming. The question was, how much more? Gould did not talk at all, neither did Pullman. They listened attentively, however, and went home early. Pretty soon it became noised around that there had been a meeting of presi dents, and that the Clearing-house asso ciation would issue $10,000,000 In cer tificates of credit, pro rata, among the banks. This was partially con firmed by President Curran of the Chase National bank, who said there had been an informal meeting of several bank presidents during the after noon, at which it was decided that Uie machinery of the clearing house was ample for any emerg ency that might grow out of the present crisis. Clearing house certificates would be issued to any bank needing such assistance. Clearing House Report. Boston, Nov. 16. —Clearing-house state ment for the past week: City. Amount percent. New York 1958,450,058 23.7 Boston 118,3(18,030 13 O Chicago 02,170,000 24.5 Philadelphia 82,338,318 17!-£ St. Louis 25, 14 002 25.7 Pittsburg 10,847,128 21.5 SanFratiCisco 21,300,981 15.9 Baltimore 14,943,125 01.9 Cincinnati 13,107,500 8.0 New Orleans 15,148,300 1.3 Kansas City 10,712,212 15.5 Milwaukee 9,P35,500 08.1 Galveston 882,427 208.7 Minneapolis 88,322,179 19.8 Omaha 5,902,093 14.3 Denver 5,138,802 25.3 St. Paul »5,222,590 *5 Portland .• 2,350,803 113.1 Tacoma 1,330,230 84.1 Seattle 1,390,803 15.4 Los Angeles 710,222 1.0 Salt Lake 1,459,970 Note—Tho per cent, indicates the rate of in crease us compared with the corresponding week of last year, except when marked with *, when it meaus decrease. Total exchanges of all the leading cit ies of the United States and Canada, $1,502,834,479; increase, 23.2 per cent. California Ball Games. San Francisco, Nov. 16.—The San Franciscos and Stocktons played two games here today. San Francisco won both games by scores of eight to three, and eighteen to one. The Stocktons fielded poorly in both games. Sacramento, Nov. 16.—The Oaklands and Sacramentos played an interesting game here today, and the victory was won by the senators. The colonels played a rather listless game, andCarsby was batted hard, especially in the first part of the contest. Score, ten to four. THE OREGON WRECK. Most of the Injured Persons Polling Through Nicely. Salem, Ore., Nov. 16.—The persons injured in the railroad wreck at Lake Labush, and who were brought here, are improving and will probably all re cover. Several who were taken to a farm house near the scene of the disaster are not reported as doing so well. Among them is Mrs. W. F. Howell of Oakdale, Wash., who ia in a precariouß condition, and it ia thought she cannot recover. The state board of railroad commissionera made a thorough exam ination of the wreck today, and will probably submit their report tomorrow. Manager Kaehler, Engineer Grohndahl and other railway officials also made an examination of the trestle and the wrecked cars. The wrecking crew ex pect to have a temporary trestle ready for the passage of trains by Tuesday j next. CRACKLING FLAMES. A San Jose Lady's Narrow Escape From An Awful Death. San Jose, Cal., Nov. 16.—Mrs. Elma Glover, secretaiy of the board of trade, i while sick in bed this afternoon, was awakened by the crackling of flames, and on awakening found the sitting j room adjoining her apartment a sheet of | fire. She fought her way through to the i kitchen, but there fell unconscious, and ; would have perished but for the oppor i tune arrival of a neighbor. Her loss on ! household goods ia $1500; damage to house, $500. Cause, a defective flue. One Year Old. Rfo de Janeiro Nov. 16.—Congress j met yesterday. The president's message, I after reviewing the work of the pro ; visional government, formally trans i ferred the power of government to the j chambers. The first anniversary of the ! republic was held yesterday. An Editor's Death. London, Nov. 16.—Shirley Hibbard, ; the editor of Gardiner's magazine, died I today. THE SERPENT DISASTER. SURVIVORS OF THE WRECK TELL THEIR STORY. Bad Weather and Crazy Compasses the Cause of the Accident —Two < f the Three Survivors Very 111. Corcnna, Nov. 16. —The British gun boat Lapwing brought the Serpent's survivors to Corunna today. An Asso ciated Press correspondent boarded the Lapwing, and had an interview with one of the survivors, named Burton. He said when the Serpent struck the weather was "dirty," but not foggy. All hands were below except the officers and six watchmen. Immediately after the shock all rushed to the deck. A large boat was lowered, but it was smashed to pieces, and the occupants perished. It then became evident that it would be useless to lower the other boats. An attempt to throw a cable ashore also failed. Meanwhile men were being constantly washed over board. About an hour after the Serpent struck, the captain gave the men leave to save themselves as they thought best. Burton jumped overboard, having a life belt about his waist, as had all the men on watch. After swimming two or three hours he landed in an exhausted condi tion. He then met Luzon, another sur vivor, and together they walked to a coast village two miles from the scene of the wreck, whence some of the villagers conveyed them to Camarines. Luzon, who is still very ill, confirmed Rurton's story. He was washed overboard half an hour after the ship struck. He had no life belt, but after being in the water an hour and a half, managed to reach shore. Both Burton and Luzon believed the Serpent deviated from hercourse, owing to the weather. They state the moment Cape Villarde light was sighted, the Serpent struck. When the Lapwing left the vicinity of the disaster, the bodies of forty-eight of the victims had been buried, the majority of whom were not drowned but killed by being dashed against the rocks. Gould, the third survivor, is very ill. Another report says: The evidence of the survivors of the wrecked cruiser Serpent, goes to show that the light of Villago lighthouse was not seen by the lookout of the Serpent, although the light is usually visible fourteen miles. It is believed the Ser pent's compass was affected by an iron reef, and observations were impossible owing to the bad weather. A body was washed ashore today, which is supposed to be that of the commander of the Ser pent. BROUGHT TO A FOCUS. The Ivett Murder Saddled on the Olsen Family. San Fkanoifco, Nov. 16. —The Chron icle's Merced special says: The Ivett murder case will be brought to a focus within the next twenty-four hours. It is stated that Sheriff Warfield today swore out warrants for the arrest of John Doe for murder, and Richard Roe and Jane Doe for conspiracy to murder. It is surmised that these warrants are really meant for August Olsen, Jake Olsen ants'; their mother. The warrants were sent '; i the deputy sheriff at Snelling byj? a special messenger. There is some talk of lynching August Olsen if he is ar rested, but Sheriff Warfield is prepared for such an emergency. BAY CITY BRIEFS. A Ferryboat Disaster Narrowly Avoided. Tho Warsprite's Departure. San Francisco, Nov. 16. —A heavy fog on the bay this morning caused a col lision between the ferryboats, Oakland and Newark. The boats just grazed each other and no damage was done, though the passengers were greatly frightened. H. M. S. Warsprite sailed today for Coquimbo. The Green-Eyed Monster. Canton, 111., Nov. 16. —At Utica, this morning, Philip Smith, a well-to-do farmer, shot and killed his wife, and then suicided. He was 60 and she 60 years of age. For some time he had been insanely jealous of her, his friends say, without any cause. MILITARY MATTERS. The Secretary of War's An nual Report. The Tone of the Army Said to Be Improving. Liberal Appropriations for Coast Defences Needed. The Number of Desertions Rapidly De creasing—The Citizen Soldiery Need Encouragement. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Nov. 16. —The secretary of war, in his annual report in con nection with courts-martial, says: Since the order allowing enlisted men a suitable officer to defend them, the number of courts-martial has fallen off considerably, and this ia indicative of the improving tone of the army. In regard to coast defenses, the report says: Our long coast line ia peculiarly exposed to attack from the sea. No great civilized nation tr:day has more just cause than ours to look well to the condition of its coast defenses, and none since the civil war has so wholly neglected them. A modern land battery constitutes a permanent defense. When our princi pal cities, our harbors and our navy yards are thus protected, then our coasts will be aafe, and our navy and cur in creasing commerce will have safe ports of refuge. With an annual appropria tion of eight to ten millions, only a little more than that of the present year, the construction and implacement of mor tars and guns and works of toroedo de fense for the whole coast can be carried on, and in ten years our principal harbora and cities rendered reasonably secure. The art of modern gun-making is now well inaugurated in thia country. Under the present contract, about thirteen twelve inch caat-iron mortars, hooped with steel, can be cast per annum, and as there are other plants in the country besides these of the present contractors, it is only necessary that sufficient sums be appropriated for the manufacture of about fifty mortars a year. The manu facture of forgings fcr 8-inch, IC-inch and 12-inch breech loading guns by the Bethlehem iron works, under" the appropriation of $1,500,000 ia pro ceeding satisfactorily, and it is expected that ' the contract will be completed by November 1, 1893. The appropriation will secure about 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 for nearly half an hour when he felt, at the end of his |me, 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 ciivu 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 CLOTHING CO., whose bargains are How attracting almost as much attention as the fish itself will receive from anglers all over the country. -3**B A YEARK- Buys the Daily Hmiun sal $2 the Wbikly Herald. IT IS NEWSY AND CLEAN. FIVE CENTS. sixty-one guns of the calibres mentioned. The number of desertions from the army for the year ending September 30, were 2086, as against 2751 for the same period last year, a decrease of twenty four per cent. This result is due to such improvements in the service as could be accomplished under the existing legisla tion. The act of congress of June, 1890, was passed too late to have much effect this year. The act proceeds upon the theory that by making it possible toquit the service in an honorable way, there will be fewer attempts to do so dishonorably. The pith of the whole question of desertion is to make the service worth seeking, and then enough good men will seek it and be glad to stay in it. It would be a step in the rightdirection to increase somewnat the pay of non-commissioned officers, that any man who enters the service may find in it the possibilities of a mod est future. I would recommend also a change in the law relative to the selection of en listed men for appointment to the grade of second lieutenant. Under the present law only non-commissioned officers recommended by company com manders are eligible. In order to secure justice to all, any enlisted man of two years' service who is a citizen of the United States, should under certain fixed rules be permitted to compete for a commission. A bill with respect to this matter will be submitted at an early date. Any money which the national gov ernmentexpends for our citizen soldiery, is bound to give large returns. Under the present law the annual appropria tion for the benefit of the militia is $400,000. If theappropriation by the gov ernment should be increased, as I wish it might be, I believe that it would be generously met by a corre sponding increase by the statei* them selves. I heartily commend every intelligent effort to increase the efficien cy of the national guard, and to bring them into closer relations with the war department, and hope that measures to that end may receive favorable consider ation of congress. In order to obtain exact and trust worthy information concerning Alaska, I have approved an appropriation to or ganize an expedition to make a system atic exploration and survey of Alaska. The expenditures of the appropria tions for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1890, were $47,357,800. The appropria tions for the present fiscal year are $62, --799,695. The estimates of this depart ment for the next fiscal year ending June 30,< 1891, are $43,749,936. Miners Going to Strike. Berlin, Nov. 16.—The organ of the miners in the Bochum district an nounces that there will be a general strike. A Schooner Foundered. London, Nov. 16. —The schooner Vine foundered off the coast of Devonshire. Six persons were drowned.