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VOL. 36.—N0. 171. AFLOAT ON NIAGARA. Two Chinamen in an Awk ward Dilemma. Not Permitted to Land on Either Shore. The Canadian Authorities Finally Af forded Them Relief. Br. Urlggs's Trial Set for November 4 th-A Minister's Mishap—The Train "men's Convention—Other Eastern News. Associated Press Dispatches. Buffalo, N. V., Oct. 6.—Today at noon the deputy marshal's men took four Chinamen to the ferry for deporta tion, acting under instructions of Judge Coffee, of the • federal court, who had ruled that they were to be returned to Canada aa the country whence they came. When the four Chinamen ar rived at Fort Erie, on the opposite shore of the Niagara river, a dilemma pre sented itself. Two had certificates of entrance to Canada, and were accepted; the othßr two had none, and were re fused permission to land. They re mained on board the boat, and were fer ried back to Buffalo. Here they were not allowed to alight because of the ex clusion act, and so they remained on Hoard the ferry-boat, plying back and forth between the two countries, taking in the scenery, but very much in doubt whether they would ever set foot on dry land again. The captain of the boat was almost aa distressed as the Chinese. He feared he might have to engage them aa deck hands since he could not land them anywhere aa passengers. Finally the Canadian authorities agreed to their landing in Fort Erie, provided they paid the entrance fee. This the Celestials willingly agreed to. Each provided the required amount. THE BUIOO * HERESY. The Trial of the Learned Divine Set for November 4th. Nsw York, Oct. ti.—The New York presbytery resumed its work this morn ing. " After some routine work was dis posed of Key. A. Schiland, of the committee appointed to answer Dr. Briggs'a protest of May 11th, arose and read his report. Dr. Briggs interrupted him by asking in a spirit of fair play that his protest first be read, because many who wore now present had never heard it. It waß read. In it Dr. Briggs protested against the appointment of a committee to pros ecute him, for various reasons; among them, that be was not given sufficient time to iuswer the charges against him, and that advantage was taken of his absence in Europe. Schiland then read the report. It urges that no charges had been preferred when the protest was made, and no thought of the protest waa necessarily maintained. It was a committee of inquiry only to consider his inaugural address in its relation to the confession of faith, which waa a sub ject of general criticism and wide-spread dissent, and against whose apparent teaching a number of the Presbytery had already entered a most emphatic protest and adverse judgment. This committee had to deal with Dr. Brigga, not personally, but with the contents of an address publicly and officially made. If this address was misrepresented or misunderstood, it was surely of great concern to Dr. Briggs, but he wrote to the committee that even if he were in better health he would not attend. Dr. Brig,s certainly assented to the correct ness'of the address as pubiished, although he protested: '"It would seem that your committee waa ap pointed to consider my inaugural ad dress, and not to consider any explana tion of it I might desire to make." For this and other reasons the com mittee had decided that the action of the I'resbytory was entirely proper and according to the usage of the denomina tion. Dr. Birch, chairman of the proaecut ing committee, announced that he was about to serve Dr. Brigga with a copy of the indictment, and by an arrangement with the accused, the trial waa set for November 4th. The trial will be public in all probability, although the manner of conducting it has yet to be decided. The following committee on revision of the confession of faith was appointed, to report at the November meeting: Min isters—Van Dyke, Spenning, Marling, Kerr, Bositer, Forbes and Chapin. Elders —T. G. Strong, M. W. Dodd and E. W. Dodge. A MINISTER'S MISHAP. The Key. Samuel Henedtct Accidentally Killed in Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Oct. 6. —Bey. Samuel Ben edict, for many years rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, of this city, was ac cidentally killed in the San Bafael flats tonight. He had descended in the ele vator from the third floor to the ground and was stepping out, when, in some unaccountable manner, the elevator shot upward. His right leg, near the hip, was ground to pieces, and he died in a few minutes. He was 09 years of age. The Trainmen's Convention. Galesburg, 111., Oct. 6.—This morn ing's session of the Brotherhood of Bail way Trainmen was taken up with the case of the lodge at Grand Forks, N. D., suspended for sending out circulars con trary to the by-laws. The delegate from that lodge apologized and the lodge was reinstated. Reporters were excluded today from the floor of the convention. At the secret session in the afternoon the charge of' defamation of character made by Editor Bogers of the Train men's Journal was taken up, but after a lengthy discussion Bogers withdrew the charge, with the understanding that Sbeehan would prefer charges against him later. The trustee question came up. Grand Master Wilkinson, in a speech of two hours' duration, contended that he had a constitutional right to discharge the old board. He went over the entire ground, being interrupted many times with questions, which were generally ruled out of order. He spoke of the un conatitutional acts of the old board, their usurpation of authority and their incompetency in examining the books and affairs of the Brotherhaod. Methodist Ecumenical Council. Washington, Oct. (>. —Tomorrow the ecumenical council of Methodists will begin its sessions in this city. Once be fore in the history of the church, have the branches sprung off from the parent stalk, come together, and, laying aside all differences,listened to the suggestions of the best -men of all divisions, and sought to find means to promote the common good. That was in London ten years ago, and so abundant was the en suing harvest of good works, that it was resolved to reassemble for conference at the expiration of every decade. The council which convenes" tomorrow, will have 500 delegates, representing all tbe denominations and brandies of the Methodist church, in all parts of the world. Tbe council, like its predecessor, will be confined to discussions; from its nature, there can be no legislation. A Destructive Fire. Burlington, la., Oct. 6.—The business portion of Columbua Junction, la., and a number of residences were destroyed by fire today. The losses aggregate $100,000, partly insured. Fool Booms Balded. New York, Oct. «>.—The police today raided the pool rooms of the city while the Jerome park races were in progress, securing thirty-five prisoners and $318(5 cash. WORSE THAN NIHILISM. RUSSIA'S PEACE THREATENED BY A GRIM FOE. Famine May Effect a Revolution Where Love of Liberty Failed—Relief Flow ing in in Broad Channels, But the System of Distribution Is Defective. Boston, Oct. G. —Cable advices from Russia say entire states are being de serted on account of famine. They also assert that a new law has been made forbidding the sowing of seed this fall, so that the acreage next year jwill not be sufficient for home supply, still less for export. So great is the distress, the people have been driven to pil laging each other, first setting fire to the villages, then robbing the inhab itants. By the united charities of the government and the people, a biscuit a day is allowed every individual in the famine district. The distress is a great er menace to the government than all the efforts of the Nihilists. Famine may cause a revolution where love of liberty has failed. Aid is being sent in by the Holland Jews and the Nihilist societies oi America. The latter have sent $5300. St. Petersburg, Oct. C>. —Grashdanin announces that the officers of the im perial guard have decided not 10 drink champagne at any of the regimental banqnetß, and to contribute the money which would have been so spent to the peasants of the famine-stricken districts. All classes of citizens here, following the example of the czar, have resolved to abandon all entertainments during the winter and contribute the money thus saved to the fund for alleviating the distress of the famishing people. Most of the public officials an nounce their intention to devote a certain percentage of their sal aries to the same _ purpose, and workinguien have decided to give a proportion of their humble wages, liven children will offer their little sav ings. Collections are being taken in all the churches.every feast day. A stream of relief iscoming'in|through wide chan nels, but the systemof distribution, it is said, is very defective. Berlin, Oct. o.—Herr Bebel, a prom inent member of the Socialist party, delivered a speech today, in which he declared that Russia should be trampled to the ground at all costs. Everybody would contribute to the victory of the German flag and drive Russia out of Europe. Rus sia, he declared, ought to be revolution ized, both externally and internally, in order to eliminate the perpetual menace of war. Herr Bebel also declared that Poland should be made an independent state. . The San Diego Fair. San Diego, Oct. 6. —The county fair opened here today. It is by far the finest display of horticultural products ever seen in this county. A special feature was the wonderful display of apples, pears and prunes, made by the Julian region. Congressman \V. W. Bowers made the opening address. The attendance promises to be heavy throughout the fair. Fatal Flames. Wilbur. Wash., Oct. 0. —A two-story frame building was destroyed by fire Sunday, and Mrs. Wagner and her two children, aged 10 and 3, respectively, were burned to death. Another child was seriously burned and there is small hopes of his recovery. Marched in the Snow. Omaha, Neb., Oct. 6. —Six thousand people marched in the German day parade this afternoon, in spite of the falling enow. The storm, however, soon ceased, and the remainder of the day proved pleasant. Alining Engineers Meet. Glen Summit, Pa., Oct. 6. —The twen tieth annual meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers opened here this evening. There are thirty-five papers on the programme for the meet ing. . A Revenue Seizure. El Paso, Texas, Oct. 6.—The property of George Saver & Co., this city, has been seized by United States revenue officers for alleged violation of the internal rev enue laws. Caprlvl on the Warpath, Berlin, Oct. 6.—Chancellor Yon Ca privi has given orders that prosecution shall be begun against socialist work men for attacking him at a public meet ing. WEDNESDAY MORNING. OCTOBEB|u7, 1891. —TEN PAGES. _____________ . 1 A GREAT MAN GONE. Right Hon. William Henry Smith Dead. A Prominent Fignre Removed From British Politics. Balfour or Gosehen to Succeed Him as Government Leader. King Karl of Wurtembnrg'i Death—The Accession of His Nephew, Wilhelm 11., Proclaimed—General News Gleanings. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Oct. 6.—Right Hon. William Henry Smith, first lord of the treasury and government leader in the commons, who had been ill for some time, died this afternoon. Mr. Smith,.who was one of the repre sentative business men of England, is popularly reputed to have left a fortune of about $10,000,000. Smith made favor able progress toward recovery until yesterday, when he became worse, owing to * recurrence of gout. This morning his condition became critical, and he died at 3 p. m. Balfour will succeed Smith as Con servative leader in the commons if the influence of the powerful Carlton club and the opinion of the Conservative party as a whole, rules in tbe decision to be made by Lord Salisbury. Ou the other hand, if the negotiations now pending for the reconstruction of the cabinet based upon the absorption of the Liberal-Nationalists are effected, Goechen will claim the leadership. An intimate friend of Gosehen tells the Associated Press corre spondent that Lord Salisbury, during a critical period of the coalition gave a written assurance that Gosehen should have the leadership if Smith re tired, the latter's health being precari ous then. Gladstone has wired the following message of condolence to the friend's of Mr. Smith: "I have received with grirf the news of Mr. Smith's death. I shall long retain recollection of his kindly na ture, fine qualities and distinguished de votion to the public service." KING KIEL'S DEATH. His Nephew Wilhelm Proclaimed King of Wurtemburg. Stuttgart, Oct. 6.—The king of Wur temburg died at 7 this morning. He had been ill for some time past, and yesterday his condition became so critical that the last rites of the church were administered to him. During tbe night he became worse, and his physi cian j stated that he could live but* short time. Karl I„ king of Wurti-mbnrg, was born March 6, 1823, and ascended the throne at the death of his father, Wil helm 1., June 26,1863. A proclamation, signed by the new king and all the ministers, has been issued. It announces the accession of Wilhelm 11., nephew of King Karl 1., to the throne of Wurtemburg. The new king presided at a cabinet council held here today. The land stande will shortly be called together. London, Oct. 6. —According to the St. James Gazette, there had been danger recently that the Americans who gained such influence at the court of Wurtem berg some time ago would resume their sway, in which case, it is understood, the late king would have been forced 'o abdicate, had not Queen Olga undertaken to prevent a recurrence of the scandals. The king since that time, according to the St. James Ga zette, had been practically a prisoner in his apartments, as it was feared he would escape from Stuttgart and go to Paris, which, the paper concludes, would probably have resulted in scandal or catastrophe. ARIZONA'S RESOURCES. Acting Governor Mnrphy'g Annual Re port of Territorial Affairs. Washington, Oct. 6.— N. O. Murphy, acting governor of Arizona territory, in his annual report to the secretary of the interior, expresses the opinion that the population of the territory will reach seventy thousand people before the end of the present year. There are at least, he says, 12,000 Mormonß in the territory, engaged in agriculture and mining. The following shows the kind andiquality of taxable property in the territory, and its valuation, according to the report of the territorial board for the current year: , . Number of acres, 3,344,608; value of same, $4,002,121; value of improve ments, $2,302,214; value of city and town lots, $1,972,252; value of improve ments on same, $2,347,424; number of horses, 47,912; value of same, $1,188, --108. There are also owned in the terri tory 1 757 mules; 720,940 head of cattle and 288,727 sheep. There are 1083 miles of railway, making tbe total valuation of taxable property of the territory, $28,270,460. This amount, however, the acting governor regards entirely too low. He is of the opinion that $70,000,000 would be much nearer the facts. The bonded debt of the territory is given at $006,000; interest thereon, $43,890; floating debt, $190,030; interest thereon, $15,300; making the total in debtedness $855,280. The indebtedness of the several counties aggregates $2, --175,605. The indebtedness of the cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Prescott and Tomb stone aggregates $188,988. The average rate of interest through out the territory is 3.28 per cent. The total number of acres entered under the public land laws during the year is given as 439,198. Mining always has been the foremost wealth-producing industry of Arizona, says the report, and during the last year it has been very active. The mineral exports in 1891, it is thought, will ex ceed those of any previous year. The acting governor estimates tbe copper output at 30,000,000 pounds. The value of the gold output is estimated at $1,132,955; silver, $1,683,585. During the year very valuable deposits of supe rior onyx have been discovered; the quality is said to be first-class. The pine forests of Northern and Cen trafc. Arizona cover an area of about 2700 square miles, or approximately 1,750,000 acres. The common school system of the ter ritory is said to be firmly established, well maintained and compares favorably with any in the country. The acting governor recommends that Arizona be admitted to tbe union as a state, upon the adoption of a proper constitution by the people; that all pub lic lands within her borders be ceded by the government to the territory or state; that all pubiic lands be surveyed; that school lands be made at once available; that the Apache Indians be disarmed and prohibited from using arms; that the mineral lands in the San Carlos res ervation be opened to occupancy and development by white citizens. Fire at Walla Walla. Walla Walla, Wash., Oct. 6. —Fire occurred here this afternoon, destroying property to the amount of $20,000. The fire caught in the roof of the engine room of the Walla Walla Union-Journal. When discovered the whole roof was ablaze, and the flames rapidly spread to the adjoining frame buildings. The fire depurtment was slow in getting water, and the whole block from the corner of Third and Alder streets to tbe alley was burned down. The insurance on the property is about $7500. Embarrassed Banks. P»iLADBLi'UMs>Oct. 6. —A special from Phillipsburg saysijt js unolficiilly an nounced that the inabilities of the Phil lipsburg bank', which closed yesterday, are $380,000, and the assets, $400,000. The Moshannon bank, at Moahannon, Pa., on which there has been something of a run, has paid all demands in fall. A MORMON TALE OF WOE THE SAINTS DENOUNCE THE UTAH COMMISSIONERS' REPORT. An Emphatic Denial of the Statement That the Church Dominates Its Mem bers in Political Matters or Endorses . Polygamy in Any Shape. Salt Lake City, Oct. 6.—At today's session of the Mormon conference a lengthy set of resolutions was adopted re'ative to the statement made by tbe majority of the Utah commission in their recent report to the secretary of the interior. The resolutions set forth tfcat the commission made many untruthful statements concerning the Church of Jesus Christ df tatter Day Saints and the attitude of its members in relation to political affairs, etc. The resolutions deny most emphatically the assertion of the commission that the church domi nates its members in political matters, and that church and state are united. "Whatever appearance there may have been in the past of union of church and state, the cause was," say the resolu tions, "that those holding ecclesiastical authority were elected to civil office by popular vote. There is now no founda tion or excuse for the statement that church and state are united in Utah, or that the leaders of the church dictate to members in political matters. No coercion or any other influence what ever of an ecclesiastical nature has been exercised by our church leaders, in refer ence to which political party we shall join, and we have been, and are per fectly free to unite with any or no political party as we may individually elect. The Peoples' party has been en tirely and finally dissolved, and our fealty henceforth will be to such na tional political parties as seem to us best suited to the prosperity of the re publican government." The resolutions further declare that the members of the conference do not believe that there have been any polygamous marriages solemnized among the Latter Day Saints during the period named by the commissioners, and de nounce the statements which convey the idea that such marriages bave been con tracted, as false and misleading. They protest against the perversions of fact, principle and intent, contained in the report of the commission, and declare that the manifesto of President Wood ruff forbidding future plural marriages, was adopted at last October's confer ence, in all sincerity and good faith, and that "we have reason to believe it has been carried out in letter and spirit." The conference appeals to the press and people of the country to accept its united declaration and protest; to give it publicity and aid in disseminating the truth," that falsehood maybe cir cumvented and justice done to a people continually maligned and almost uni versally misunderstood. Following this a declaration signed by President Woodruff, George Q. Cannon and Joseph I. Smith, was adopted, say ing the commissioners' report of polyg amous marriages was utterly without foundation in truth, and repeating in a most solemn manner the statement by President Woodruff at the last general conference, that there had been no plu ral marriages during the period named; that polygamy had not been taught, and that the practice had been strictly forbidden. After the usual election of officers, the incumbents being retained, tbe con ference adjourned. The Tribune (Gentile), says the con ference today resolved itself into some what of a political meeting. The most prominent men in the councils of tbe church delivered addresses. The Utah commission's report, says the Tribune, has stirred Mormondom to its depths, and the leaders who endeavored to in fluence tbe report, will bave to wait on congress, when their long cherished object of making Utah a state is pre sented. The Tribune asserts that the language of the speakers was such as to leave no doubt that the division of party lines was made under the direction of the church, and that its ultimate object was to achieve statehood. Baptist Association. San Feancisco, Oct. 6.—The eleventh annual meeting of the Central Baptist association opened today in this city. Seventy-two delegates were present. Officers were chosen for the ensuing year. A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A. Getz, 125 West Third street. WE. UNDERSTAND That fellow we have been telling you about for several days past, we mean the chap from St. Paul, who has a record, and whose style of advertising we imitated in our " ad" of yesterday has left town. He wanted a fight, and we gave it to him, and he dared not reply. We propose now to advertise in our own style, and that is to tell you in a straightforward way what we have to sell, and let the prices do the rest. -2- BUT fc- If the firm who employed the deported " fakir" wants any more fight, we are ready to do battle with them. WE ARE SELLING OUT! And we don't care who knows it. We are selling Overcoats worth $10.00 for -$7.50 We are selling Overcoats worth $12.50 for $9.00 Also reductions in higher priced goods. Big Reductions in Men's Suits ! Big Reductions in Boys' Clothing .' Overalls at 4oc! Big Reductions in Men's Pants t White Shirts, laundered, for 50c! Bargains all over the House I We Quit Business October 31st. Time flies, so do birds; so don't delay too long. GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING CO. SE. Corner Main and Retjuena Streets, UNDER V. 8. HOTEL. I.OS ANGELES. CAi. fine MODERATE TAILORING.^^P^rr.ce: S . Our new Stock of Woolens for the season, Fall and Winter, 1891, represents one of the largest collections imported into this city, selected from the best looms of the world. We avoid the two extremes usually practiced among the tailoring trade, viz., deceptive cheapness and fancy high prices. Our work is reliable, styles correct and charges reasonable. TAILORS AND FURNISHERS, No. 113 South Spring Street, Adjoining Nadeau Hotel. SOME OF THE REASONS WHY Tie Mutual Life Insurance Company OF NEW YORK IS THE BEST LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE WORLD: Because it is tbe OLDEST active Life Insurance Company in the UNITED STATES and has done the most good. . It is the LARGEST, STRONGEST and BEST company in THE WORLD. Its assets exceeding one hundred and fifty millions of dollars ■ It has paid in dividends alone over eighty-rive millions of dollars; an amount greater than the total dividends of the next two largest companies in the world. It has paid more Cash surrender values to its retiring members than any other Its totaf payments to policy holders exceed the combined payments of the next two largest companies in the world. It has more Insurance in force in the United States than any other company, and has more policies in force in the State of California than the next two largest companies. . ' It has shown actual results of profits on policies already paid and on contracta now in force that have never been equalled by any other company in the world. From organization to January 1,1891, it has paid back in cash to its members and now holds securely invested for future payment $451,370,159, OVER SIXTY TWO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE than ever received from them, besidee paying all taxes and expenses for the past forty-eight years. A record not even remotely approached by any other company. It issues every legitimate contract connected with human life and its policies are the most liberal aud profitable known to underwriting. . For rates or description of the company's bonds, consols, and investment secur ities, or life and endowment policies, address, giving date of birth, Southern Department, Pacific Coast Agency, Los Angeles, Calx.., 214 South Broadway. Telephone 28. ALBERT D. THOMAS, Managkb. DOBINSON & VETTER, Local Aghskt*. FIVE CENTS.