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LOS ANGELES HERALD VOL. 35.—N0. 79. ATTEMPTED AMBUSH. tad' us Set a Trap for the Cavalry. r the Too Smart to •night. V snai • the Catbolie 1 Sv \ge. 'hirty-fivo Sola v-More Fighting Su. « Thousan ssoclated Frew Dispatches. Chicago, Dec. 31. —A special from me Ridge, referring to yesterday's <?ht, says: Word was brought in by courier that the Catholic missian uilding had been fired by the bostiies, nd that the inmates were being massa red. The weary cavalrymen were at nee in the saddle again and started for le scene. They found that it was the •hooi house which was fired, and not te mission buildings, which was a mile way. There were eighteen hundred ucks in the vicinity when the troops imo up. But few would show them- at a time, the intention evi eutly being to draw the troops into an mbush. Colonel Forsythe suspected \at a trap was laid, and, being greatly utnurabered, began to retreat. Then ie Indians started an attempt to sur mnd his force of the Seventh cavalry, id had almost completed their cordon hen the Ninth cavalry came up from <c agency and caused the Indians to tire. The combined forces of the cav ry were, however, still greatly outnum ;red, and returned to the agency after sharp skirmish, in which several were ounded, and, it is believed, some In- were killed. Trouble is looked for in it is thought Colonel id returning from the Bad et the Indians. « BLIZZARD SETS IN. ~ Dec. 31.—A Bee special ie says : Lieutenant Her •g, Company A, Seventh at Wounded Knee, died •everal others are in a on. The Episcopal church, Hospital, contains tliirty i hostiles. most of them ;he majority will die. In ueral Carr's command, the ltry and all the cavalry night. General Miles will Jay. When the Seventh avalry responded to the c Catholic mission yester i<l it was not the mission tire, but the day school, a Is. In the vicinity were bucks, but few ot 3 themselves Asthecom an ambuscade, as they outnumbered, they re he agency after a short ix soldiers were killed and ded. A number of Indians In the evening a scout brought in word that the hostiles, em pldened by the retiring of the soldiers, ad planned to attack and burn the lien -v, with fire arrows, then stampede ie troops and massacre the inhabit nts. The report was proven true to >me extent, but the heavy lines of ickets frustrated and stopped the heme. A terrific blizzard struck the ;eneV this morning. The air is filled ith blinding snow, falling rapidly. WHERE ARE THE FRIENDLIEH? A Bee special from Rusbville says: A linding snow storm, which is fast as iming the proportions of a blizzard, has sen raging here and at the agency since o'clock this morning. Advices are ■at a desultory fight was kept up nearly . 1 night at the battle ground within a w miles of the agency, until by reason E the suspicious actions of the alleged iendly Indians in camp near the :ency, the troops were called in from ie field. The question on every hand "What has become of the sup isedly large number of friendly bucks icated south of the agencies until yes t rday ?" A half-breed courier who was trough that camp 'last night, reports tat nearly every able-bodied Indian in lis outfit quietly slipped away after ask and joined the hostile forces. The iendly Indians at Pine Ridge, now, lie ■ ye, are principally squaws and those pt able to fight. Up to 11 o'clock this lorning, however, everything was re >rted as quiet, both sides resting on ieir arms and each awaiting some move om the opposing forces. FURTHER FIGHTING WILL OCCUR. That further desperate fighting will cur there seems to be no doubt. If ie Indians should make an onslaught uring this storm, they would un mbtedly have a great advantage, as icy are in their element at such times, he danger is that the Indians will now cak away to the strongholds in the id Lands, and will be reinforced by >sebud, Standing Rock and other (liana. Eight more dead soldiers were brought to the agency after dark last night, :ing part of yesterday's fatalities. The losses to the Indians are known > have been great, but definite num hs are not as yet ascertained. Two strangers found murdered within vo miles of the agency, are no»v be ved to be teamsters from Rushville. The Indians' signal lights were again tinly visible in the rough country tenty miles north of the agency, last ight. THE MILITIA'H SERVICES NEEDED. It has been repeatedly suggested here iat in the event of further hostilities, ie state militia might be used to good Ivantage in the small towns nearest ie reservation, to guard against strag ing bands, inasmuch as in a general Hit, the regulars would have all they >uld take care of at the seat of war. 1 GONE TO JOIN THE HOSTILES. A late Bee special from Pine Ridge ,ys: Nearly all the able-bodied bucks »vo pone to join the hostiles. Red loud and .'ill the lessor chiefs, except. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1891.—SIXTEEN PAGES. *•* * 070 Little Wound and American Horse, have joined the hostiles for a last great strug gle. At a late hour tonight a fierce blizzard is raging. It Is mffe advantag eous to the Indians than to the troops. GENERAL MILKS AT CHADRON. Washington, Dec. 31.—General Scho field this morning received the following telegram from General Miles, dated Chadron, Nebraska, December 30th: "I reported yesterday statements re ceived from Colonel Forsythe through General Brooke. I am now informed that the losses in that affair were: Cap tain Wallace, Seventh cavalry, and twenty-five men killed; Lieutenant Gar lington and thirty-four men wounded. Lieutenant Hawthron, Second cavalry, and about three hundred Indians that were at or near the agency at the time, are now here. General Brooke reports that he expects some will return. About 500 men now. belong to the hostile element. I expect to be at the agency tomorrow morning, ■ and report more in detail." NEBRASKA MILITIA ORDERED OUT. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 31.—Governor Thayer today received a telegram from the sheriff at Chadron, Neb., asking him to order out the militia and send anna, as the Indians have been fighting there for two days, and the city is full of women and children refugees. The governor replied by ordering the com pany of the Second regiment, Captain Smith commanding, at Chadron on duty for the protection of the people in the town and country. It is understood roving bauds of bostiies have renewed their depredations along the Nebraska- Dakota border. GREAT ALARM AMONO RANCHERS. Chicago, Dec. 31.—Aspecial to a local paper from Omaha says: Much alarm prevails in the vicinity of Chadron, Neb., over the depredations of roving bands of hostiles refurred to in the message of the sheriff to the governor. Many ranches, it is reported," have been pillaged and burned. Three ranchers are reported to have been killed on White river. John Dyer, chief herler of the government herd, has abandoned his post. Ranchers from all about are coming into Chadron as rapidly as possible. A blizzard is raging at Pine Ridge and in the north ern part of Nebraska today and tonight. The number of hostiles now away from the agency .is estimated at 3000." Rein forcements of troops arc on the way to Pine Ridge, and General Miles will reach there tonight. REINFORCEMENTS. Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 31.—Several companies of the Sixteenth and Twenty first infantry, now at Fort Douglass, have been ordered to start at once for Rush ville, Neb. the redskins' victims. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 61. —The Journal's Pine Ridge special says: The list of dead was augmented today by the death of Private Shettie, G troop, Seventh cavalry, and Private Kranberg, troop A. This makes the total thirty-five fatalities for the two battles. Forty-one seriouely wounded are in an improvised hospital at the agency, many of whom will die. Little hope is expressed for the lecovery of Father Craft, tile Catholic priest stabbed at the battle at Wounded knee. HO FOR DEATH VALLEY. A PARTY OF EXPLORERS ABOUT TO PENETRATE IT. The Most Wonderful Depression in Na ture to Be for the First Time Scientif ically Explored-A Difficult Task. Keeler, Cal., Dec. 31.-*~Profes6ors Ver non Bailey and A. W. Nelson, natural ists of the agricultural department, and Prof. J. M. Dikeman, a topographer of the United States geological survey, forming one of the parties of an expedi tion organized by the department of ag riculture to explore Death valley, left here this morning for Lone Willow springs, at the southern end of Pana miret valley, where they will meet Prof. T. U. Palmer, in direct charge of the expedition, with his par ty, among whom are Dr. A. K. Fisher, assistant orthonologist, and Professor V. V. Golville, assistant botan ist of the agricultural department; Professor Stevens, of San Bernardino, and others. The party will enter Death valley about January 15th, via the Cole man borax works road, there to remain until the latter part of March, at which time the heat will render further work very difficult. Messrs. Bailey, Nelson and Dikeman have been engaged in working up the. fauna and topography of Inyo valley during the past month, and much can be expected from their investigation in Death valley. Many species of mam mals were secured in Owen's valley, which tho oldest residents knew nothing of. Professor Dikeman has prepared a complete topographical map of the country. This expedition will endeavor to secure every species of mammals, reptiles, birds and plants that are to be found, while Mr. Dikeman will make a complete topographical survey and secure distances from place to place in this desert waste. That they have a difficult task to perform is manifest, when the treacherous nature of the soil, the scarcity and impurity of the water and the extreme heat are considered. The winter months were chosen as the best time for the work, which could not be carried on so extensively during the summer months, when the temperature reaches 145 degrees or higher in the sun, and water is scarcer than now. Deserted Their Ship. Seattle, Dec. 31.—Ten sailors, who deserted the American ship Alex. Gib son, yesterday, were arrested at the in stance of the captain of the vessel today, and will be tried before the United States commissioner. They complained that they were not given proper food on board the ship, and refused to return to their duties. In default of $100 bail for each man, they were sent to the United States prison at McNeil island. They threaten to employ an attorney and sue ft. W. Hibbard. captain of the vessel, for damages for false imprisonment. Captain Hibbard says the men shipped at San Francisco for the round trip, and their contract required' them to return to Situ FiiUicisco. VIGILANTES DEFIED. A Young Printer Declines to be Bulldozed. Charged With Burglary, He Re fuses to Confess. Strung- Up Three Times, and Tarred and Feathered. He Still Protests His Innocence, and De fies His A ocusers—General News Dispatches. y M Associated Press Dlspaiohes. Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 31.—Ad vices from Dayton, Washington, say great excitement prevails there. A young printer named Burris was arrested there last week for participation in the burg laries so prevalent there lately. He was tried Monday in the superior court, and was discharged on account of lack of evidence. Last night vigilantes organ ized, took Burris outside of the city and demanded a confession. On his refusing, they hung him up till unconscious. This was done three times. Burris claimed all the time he was innocent, begging them to let him go or kill him. He was given a coat of tar and feathers and warned to leave the city in twenty-four hours. He is still here, and defies them. Trouble is feared. CENSUS OPERATIONS. Superintendent Porter Submits a Report for the Past Six Months. Washington, Dec. 31.—The superin tendent of the census has submitted to the secretary of the interior a report of the operations of the bureau for the six months ended today. On tho subject ot apportionments of representatives in congress Porter says: ■'The apportionment of representatives in congress was not delayed a moment by failure of the census office to have official returns of the population ready on the convening of congress. If the apportionment bill which passed the house should pass the senate and be come a law, apportionment under the eleventh census would be about two years earlier than heretofore made." On the subject of farms, homes and mortgages, etc., Porter says: "The work accomplished by this division up to date may be briefly stated as follows: Number of counties in which complete abstracts havo been made, 2755; num ber of counties in which abstracting is unfinished, 27; total number of coun ties in the United States, 2782; num ber of counties in which supplemental work must be done, owing to the in completeness of abstracts, 17; number of mortgagee for which abstracts were made, 8,515,515; estimated number of mortgages for which abstracts are yet to be made in counties that are not to be reabstracted, 57,450; number of mortgages recorded in the United States during the ten years ending December 21,1889, rough count and estimate. 8,572,985; number of inquiry counties in which investiga tion is yet to be completed, 36: number of inquiry counties in which investiga tion has been completed, 69; total num ber of counties computed to form an average life, 1353; total number of counties sorted, 886; total number of counties transferred to result slips, 216. Within a few months the census office expectß to announce the number of per sons in the United States living in rented homes and cultivating rented farms; the number occupying their own homes and farms tree from debt, and the number reported as owning farms and homes mortgaged. While the facts obtained by this investigation will throw new light upon the subject of mortgage indebtedness, and while the material gathered bids fair to be far more complete and far more reliable than I had ever hoped, the cost of the inquiry has been great, and will fully reach my original estimate of $1,250,000 to $1,500,000." CONTESTED ELECTIONS, i Fruitless Ones at San Diego and Santa Barbara. San Dikgo, Dee. 31.—The recount of votes in the district attorneyship elec tion contest of Eugene Dany against Johnstone Jones, the only successful candidate upon the Democratic ticket, at the last election, was finished today, the count giving Jones a majority of 19. Santa Barbara, Dec. 31.—1n the con* test of Thomas McNulty against Walter B. Cope, for the office of supreme judge of this county, the recount of the votes has resulted in McNulty gaining one vote, leaving Cope fifty-seven plurality. MAN OVERBOARD. A Drunken Passenger Becomes Food for Fishes. San Diego, Dec. 31.—Captain Nelson, of the steamer Doublan, from Eusenada, reports the loss of a passenger named M. Wurch, between this place and En senada last night. Wurch was last seen at 3 o'clock this morning by the watchman, a* which time he was under the influence of liquor. It is supposed he fell overboard about that time. He was a brewer by occupation, and was formerly located at Phoenix, Arizona. It is said his family live at San Luis Obispo. Pedagogue* Shake With the President. Washington, Dec. 31.—The public leception of the president today was at tended by 2000 people, principally school teachers from New York, New Jersey and the New England states, on an ex cursion to Washington. The scene in the great east room was animated. The president shook each visitor's hand. Kalakaua's Movements. San Dikgo, Dec. 31.—King Kalakaua spent today in an inspection of the Sweetwater dam and adjacent country, and he is spending the evening quietly at the Coronado hotel. The royal party leave in the morning for the north, and the king stated that he would sail from San Francisco for home January 10th. Aa Affair of Honor. Vnmiu, Dec. St.—Count jjftr, ambas sador of Austria to England, and Count de Lutzen, first secretary of the em bassy, fought a duel with pistols near this city today. Neither was wounded. The affair grew out of a quarrel in Lon don over the question of the social piccedence of their wives. THE WOOI. TRADE. Tha Bapply of Wool In the Country Is Not Ezcesslve. Boston, Dec. 31. —The American Wool Reporter in its annual review of the wool trade of the United States, will say to morrow : The amount of wool on hand in most of the primary markets of the United States is not excessive; the sup ply in Boston is considerably lighter thin a year ago. A recapitulation of the stocks in the principal markets to which, is added the estimated amounts in other market*, concealed supplies of wool and in the pullers' hands, gives a total sup ply of 72,819,882 pounds, against 92.284,- USf a year ago. The figures for the first te* months of 1890 for the whole United States, show total importations of #7,944,194 pounds, in comparison with 110,721,460 for the corresponding time last year; and in consequence of the lessened amount of foreign wool on the market,' and the fact that there is a very marked improvement in the woolen goods business, the supplies of wool in the United States cannot be considered burdensome. The only weak spot in the outlook is the probability of in creased importations of foreign wools after the beginning of this year. THE IUISII LEADERS. Parnell Returns to London—Reconcil iation Improbable. Paris, Dec. 31. —Le Siecle claims that a hot and hostile discussion took place yesterday, at the conference between Messrs. Parnell and O'Brien, at Bou logne-sur-Mer. This discussion, accord ing to Le Siecle,lasted until toward mid night, and renders be tween the Irish lefuleie most im probable. Boulogne, Doc. 31.— Parnell, Kenny, Scully and Byrne left this city today on their return to Loudon. No announce ment has yet been made as to when and where the next conference between Par nell and O'Brien will take place. London, Dec. 31.—Parnell returned today, lie said he was in better health than for a long time. The Duchess' Debts. New York, Dec. 31. —The Duchess of Marlborough will have to curtail her expenses in the future by $60,000 a year, the supreme court having decided that that sum shall now be applied annually from her income to the payment of three judgments, aggregating nearly $700,000, recovered against her recently. The Weather la Europe. London, Dec. 31.—The weather is moderating* here and in France. Dis patches from Trieste report that the hur ricane continues about there. Many shipping disasters are looked for. Many P'-opte have been frozen to death in the country. Admiral Anbe Dead. Paris, Dec. 31.—Admiral Aube, form erly minister of marine, is dead. HAMMOND'S HARD LUCK. THE LONDON SODOMITE SENT UP FOR TWO YEARS. He Is the Alleged Victim of a Conspiracy Conoooted By an Agent of the Patrons of His Cleveland-street House. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 31.—Charles R. Hammond, of Cleveland-street, London, notoriety, was sentenced in the superior court today to two years in Walla Walla penitentiary for grand larceny. Ham mond went to New York when* forced to flee from England after the Pall Mall Gazette exposed the immoralities prac ticed by English noblemen at bis Cleve land-street house. He came to Seattle two years ago and opened the Hay market saloon. Alexander Todhun ter came here last spring, courted Hammond's society and became intimate with him; then, it is said, tried to per suade Hammond to accompany him to Victoria. Hammond refused to go on British soil, fearing arrest. Todhunter kept bar at the Ilaymarket saloon, and it is claimed worked up a case against Hammond, charging him with stealing a seal skin sacque and gold watch from a woman who was drinking wine with him at the Hay market in September. Hammond was tried and convicted about two ago. It is claimed that Todhunter is an English detective trying to get Hammond into the penitentiary at the instance of the wealthy English men who patronized Hammond's Cleve land-street hou«e, and who are tired of paying hush money. Hammond says he is the victim of a conspiracy and that Todhunter has been paid to get him out of the way. The case has been ap pealed to the supreme court. General Spinner Dead. Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 31.—General F. E. Spinner, ex-„reasurer of the United States, died this evening. [General Spinner was famous for his autograph on the treasury notes, the neat and peculiar back band which he wrote becoming known to printers as the "Spinner script." He died of can cer of the face at a very advanced age.— Ed.] 1_ An J£sprees Robbery. Burlington, la., Dec. 31.—An express robbery is reported to have occurred today at Albia. The robbers escaped with nearly $1000. Particulars are de layed by a deluge of rain falling tonight, rendering the telegraph wires useless. Will Buck the Trust. St. Louis, Dec. 31.—The Farmers Al liance of Missouri is taking steps to com pete by co-operative manufacturing, witb the recently formed gigantic American Harvester company of Chicago. Drink and Jealousy. Chicago, Dec. 31.—Leo K. Lein, a German workman tonight fatally shot his wife and suicided. Apparently un founded jealousy and excessive drink ing were the cause. Count Lyall Bouaeed. _ Galveston, Tex,, Dec. SL—British Consul Lyall has been instructed to va i cate his office tomorrow. PAG'EwS 1 TO 8. INCLUSIVE* A Desperate Mortgagor. Minneapolis, Dec. 31.—M. B. Lap ping, a carpenter, mortgaged his furni ture with the Adamsonloan agency,and the mortgage was foreclosed today. This afternoon Lapping rushed into the agency and opened fire with a revolver. Nictor Heath and Harry Merrick, em ployees of the agency, were seriously, but not fatally wounded. Lapping es caped. SPECIAL. NOTICE. THE MAIN STREETSAVINGS BANK AND Trust Company Has Adopted the 5 Cent Stamp Deposit System, and stamps will be issued after Jan uary 1, 1801, by all of our agents, a list of whom will be found on the 4th page of the Herald 1-1-2w. Popular Book Store. MERRILL & COOK, 140 North Spring Street. "WE HAVE GOT THERE, ELI." We have had a phenomenal trade: we have done a rushing business. At times we have been almost overwhelmed with the crowds of tuger buyers that filled ourstore; we have mode many people happy with the bargains we have offered We have demonstrated to the good people of Los Angeles that we are opposed to high prices; that we believe in large sales and small profits, and we shall always do our level best to hold the confidence of the public. We are very thankful for the encouragement we have received, and the large patronage that has crowned our efforts. We are satisfied. Now that Christmas has come and gone, we shall again devote ourselves, mind and body, to building up our staple business. We have the best arrang-d, and best lighted, and most convenient Book and Stationary Store in Los Angeles. We shall always oarry a complete line of MERCANTILE STATIONERY, Blank Books, Memorandum Books, Letter Copy ing Books, Inks, Mucilage. Pens. Pencils. Pen holders, envelopes, writing paper, &c, &c. FASHIONABLE STATIONERY. Fine Correspondence Papers for ladies, em bracing all the latest fads ef society, such as Vellum Papers, Egg-Shell Papers, Warp and Wove, Cloth finish, Parisian, London Check and London Line, Ac, <Sic. SCHOOL STATIONERY. School Text Books, Scratch Books, Note Books, composition Books, and all articles used in the school room. We are headquarters in this line. ALL HOLIDAY GOODS Are going to be slaughtered from now to New Years. We want the room for our regular, staple business. Come and get the bargains. We have demonstrated that we are a success. We have got to the front, and we propose to stay there. mam WE ABE HIRE TO STAY, AND STAY WITH —:BIG VALUES.:— CHRISTMAS IS OVER! TTOUR purse has been seriously affected. You, perhaps, JL delayed purchasing anything for yourself in the Clothing line as you had a great many presents to make and was looking after the pleasure of your friends. If you are now beginning to think of yourself and your own wants, and don't want to spend much, say only 4jQOO Just come in and see what we can do for you in a nice Suit or Overcoat, or perhaps you can spare Well, if you can, we are the people for you and no mistake. Our turkeys are a thing of the past—but there is plenty of Clothing left. FIVE CENTS, 5-Cent SaviDgs Stamps. THE Security Savings Bank *And Trust Co. CAPITAL., - - 91200,000 LOCATED AT NO. 148 SOUTH MAIN STREET, (Near Second street), LOS ANGELES, OA I Has tor the past tlx months been receiving Children's Deposits in sums as low as 25 cents and issuing to each depositor a pass-book. As an aid to this department of our Savings ( Bank and for the purpose of encouraging Small Havings by all persons both old and young, the Bank has introduced what is known as the 5-CENT SAVINGS STAMP. THE SYSTEM. The Bank has issued to its agents, whose names and addresses appear below, a large number of green gummed STAMPS about the size of a postage stamp, each one of which when pasted in one of the bank's "5 CENT SAVINuS BOOKS" has a deposit value of 3 cents. Any person desiring to open a small savings account, goos either to the bank or to the bank's most convenient agent, buys a S-Cent Saving* Stamp and receives free a "5-Cent Saving* Book," each page of whlcn is divided into twenty squares of such size that one S-cent stamp may be readily pasted within each square. when all the squares on one leaf are filled the leaf represents one dollar. The depositor then signs his name, age and address on the gummed label in the 5 Cent Savings Book, and sends through an agent or' brings the FILLED LEAF and LABEL to the bank and receives a BANK PASS BOOK show ing a credit to the depositor of one dollar. Tho . depositor then begins to All another page with stumps, which is again sent to the sank when full, and so on. One or more leaves may be deposited at a time These stamps can be purchased —:i N O W X- At the bank, or of any one of the bank's fol lowing AUTHORIZED CITY AGENTS: Bear, Ben. L., Druggist, corner Union avenue and Temple street. Bean, Charles X., Druggist, corner Pearl and Pico streets. Bodttier, L., Market and Grocery, 722 Belle vue avenue. Buossart, John F., First Ward Groc Store, E L. A. Crobs, W. &., Druggist, 901 S. Main street, cor ner Ninth. Collrttk, L. P., Pharmacist, 621 Downey avenue, E. L. A. Cross, Dr. H. H., Druggist, 1603 South Grand avenue. Davis, D. H., Grocer. 1217 W. Washington. Depot Druo Store, 1456 San Fernando street. Fay, John T., Grower, East Seventh street and Elmore avenue. * , Fisher, K. C , Druggist, near corner Main and Washington streets. Francisco, A. W., Grocer, corner Pico street . and Vernon avenue. Gcirardo, R. c. Wall-street Pharmacy, 263 East Fifth street. Hinckley, S. W., Confectioner and Book Store, 2120 East First street, Boyle Heights Hellman, Waldeck <fc Co., Stationers, 120 North Spring street. Hcrr, M. A , Grocer, 1065 Temple st. Maskell, John, Grocer, S, W. corner Thirtieth and Main streets. McMartin, W. E.. Bupt.T3ovs' Home, E. First st. Olmstead, J. C, Stationer, 429 South Spring at. Pierce, Geo. L., Boston Grocery, 1269 Temple St. Plimmkr, E. J. & Co., Druggist*, Pearl and Sixth streets. Trout. J. H., Druggist, corner Sixth and Broad way. Wright, W. M., University Pharmacy, 711 Jefferson street. Wolf, F. C, Druggist and Chemist, corner Main and Fifteenth street*. Worlanb. Harry, Druggist, 1962 and 2131 East First street, Boyle Heights. Wreds, Theo., Pharmacist. 527 East First t.