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VOL. 37.—N0. 19. A STARTLING RUMOR. The Cruiser Baltimore Blown Up at Valparaiso. Chilean Torpedoes Said to Have Done the Work. The Report Pronounced a Canard by Secretary Tracy. Captain Schley Report* Everything Qalet—Unusual Activity at the Brooklyn Nary Yard—The Fetrel'i Orders. Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Nov. 7.—A Bpecial dis patch from Washington this evening re port ar\ the prevalence o f a rumor to the effect that the United Statea cruiser Baltimore had been blown up by Chilean torpedo boats. No particulars whatever were given, and no one in authority in Washington had heard anything of .the matter. The origin of the rumor could not be ascertained, and most people placed it on a par with the rumor which came from Samoa, via Kiel, three years ago, to the effect that the Nipsic had been blown up by a torpedo from the Adler. This rumor afterwards proved to be absolutely groundless. TRACY DENIES THE RUMOR. Chicaoo, Nov. 7.—A special from Washington late tonight says: Secre tary Tracy said tonight there was no foundation for the report current in New York that the Baltimore was de stroyed by torpedoes in the harboi of Valparaiso. "Not only ia the report baseless," he aaid, "but everything is progrcaaing favorably there. We received a dispatch from Captain Schley, today, saying everything was absolutely quiet." NO ORDKR FOR SUNDAY WORK. The secretary said no order had been issued by the department for men to work day and night in the Brooklyn navy yard. If such an order waa given by the home otficera, it was a matter of which he had no knowledge, and was probably due to some special call from' one of the ahipa now there. THE I'ETHKI/lS REVISED ORDERS. Cincinnati, Nov. 7.—lt is learned here that the United States gunboat Petrel, now at Sandy Hook under orders to pro ceed to China Via Gibraltar, has re ceived a change of orders to proceed to China via Chile, and will start very soon. Thia newa ia received by private intelligence, and is believed to be thor oughly reliable. MONTT CHOSEN PRESIDENT. Washington, Nov. 7.—Pedro Montt, Chilean miniater, tonight received a cable message from Santiago, saying that the new Chilean congress ia com poaed ua.follows: Liberals—Senators, ■21; deputies, 56. Conservatives—Sena tors, 5; deputies, 38. Liberal majority on joint ballot, 43. The message also said the conservative directory of the Liberal assembly and electors assembled at Santiago today and declared they would vote for Cant. Jorge Montt as president of Chile, lie accepted the offer and thereby assumed actual power, and the future stability of the constitutional government is as sured. AS IN WAR TIME. Brooklyn, N. V., Nov. 7.—One hun dred men are working tonight at the navy-yard on the Chicago, the Mianto nomah, and the Atlanta, and passes have been issued for as many more to morrow. This is said to be first time since tbe rebellion that workmen have -been employed on vesaols in the navy on Sunday. CHILE WILL EXHIBIT. Santiago, Chile, Nov. 7.—The minister of foreign relations has assured Lieu tenant Harlow tbat the Chilean govern ment will send an exhibit to the world's fair. The minister declared that one of - the first measures introduced at the coming session of congress, would be a bill asking a generoua appropriation for the purpose of making a handsome dis play. MIXED MATRIMONY, Louis Cloverlng Bonaparte's Connubial Complications. London, Nov. 7. —The Evening News of thia city, today published a story to the effect that Rosalie Bonaparte has filed a petition asking for a divorce from her husband, Louis Clovering Bona parte. This is the outcome of a rather complicated series of matrimonial events, which had tbdir origin in a divorce suit instituted hjphut Bosalie Bonaparte, by her former husband. In this last mentioned suit, Louis Clovering Bonaparte was charged by her husband with having been criminally intimate with Bosa lie, and his allegations were sup ported by evidence, and the divorce prayed for was granted. The relations between Rosalie and Louis culminated in their marriage, the latter assuming on that occasion the name of Clovering. Two days later, , Louis Clovering contracted a marriage with Laura Scott, and it is his living with tbe latter as his wife which constitutes the ground for the divorce asked for by Rosalie. Louis Clovering Bonaparte is a son of Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte, who died a few days ago. Quiet Restored in Bracil. Rio Janerio, Nov. 7. —All is quiet today, and the state of siege ia not rigorously enforced. Business is pro ceeding as usual. Similar reports are received from the provinces. President Da Fonseca's illness alone constitutes a source of danger. Baron Fava Promoted. Rome, Nov. 7.—Baron Fava, 1 Italian minister to the United States, who has ceen absent from his post of duty on leave for some time, owimr to the con- LOS ANGELES HERALD. troversy between tbe Italian and United States governments, on account of the New Orleans affair, has been promoted to the rank of plenipotentiary of the first class. GONK TO CANADA. How a Kansas City Banker Did Up Many Victims. Kansas City, Nov. 7.—The Maine Banking company did not open its doors for business this morning. Tbe presi dent of the bank is A. F. Blanchard, who is also its manager, and practically tbe whole bank, blanchard quit the law business here a year ago, went east, secured $50,000 capital with which to start a bank, and organized a com pany with the following directors: A.F. Blanchard, Horatio Clark of Maine; B. A. Handing of Blackstone, 111.; Oapt.F. B. Watts and W. C. Barry. Blanch ard left for the east several days ago and is now supposed to be in Canada. His continued absence caused uneasiness among tbe bank's officers, and today Blanchard's arrest waa ordered by telegraph. He is charged with forgery and embezzlement. The directors say the whole capital ol the bank is missing. Horatio Clark charges that Blanchard sold him a piece of prop erty here which he (Blanchard) did not own, delivering to him a forged warranty deed. B. A. Harding charges that he sent a large sum of money here to Blanchard to be loaned, and Blanchard sent him forged securities, appropriat ing the money to his own use. Lawyer Luccock, an attorney for Bates college, charges that fIO,OOO was recently sent to Blanchard by the college for investment, and no trace of the money can be found. The Pope Suffering. Rome, Nov. 7.—lt is announced today that the pope is suffering from cerebral anemia, due to old age. His condition causes grave apprehension. IRELAND AGAIN UNITED. PARNELLISM PRACTICALLY GIVEN ITS DEATH BLOW. An Overwhelming MeCarthyite Victory in the Cork Election-Martin Flavin Elected Over John Redmond to Par nell's Old Seat in Parliament. Cork, Nov. 7.—Martin Flavin, can didate for tbe seat in parliament for Cork city, left vacant by the death of Charles Stewart"Parnell, has been elect ed by a plurality of 1521 votes over the Pamellite candidate, John E. Red mond. Enormous crowds of excited people Burrounded the hall while the votes were being counted, and the po lice had all they could do to keep order. John E. Redmond, the defeated can didate, after the result was announced, attended a meeting of Parnellites where he declared though the majority of Cork city refused to support his candidacy, he was determined to continue the struggle for the acknowledgement by the people of Ireland of the justice of the policy pursued by the Parnellites. William Redmond also delivered an ad dress denouncing the interference of the priests in the election and attrib uting the defeat of the Pamellite can didate to priestly coercers. REVIVAL OV FKNIANISM SUSPECTED. Dublin, Nov. 7. —The police of this city and other parts of Ireland, England and Scotland, have received information as to a probable influx into Great Brit ain of members of the section of the Irish party in America. American detectives in the employ of the British police au thorities are stationed at Queenstown and elsewhere, with instructions to carefully wstCh every incoming Atlantic steamship from American ports. In ad dition the police force is increased at every port in Ireland, and prominent Parnellites are being steadily shadowed. In a word, a revival of Fenian opera tions is suspected. GLADSTONE ANSWERS GOSCHEN. London, Nov. 7,— Gladstone has writ ten a letter in reference to tbe state ment of Chancellor of the Exchequer Goschen. in which the latter is credited with saying that Gladstone negotiated with both rival Irish parties at Bou logne. In this letter Gladstone says: "What Goschen says he understands, he misunderstands. I had no more to do with the proceedings at Boulogne than he had." When Parnell ceased to be leader, I informed McCarthy of my desire to hold free com munications with him. The com munications were made for publicity, and not for secrecy. Of the police question I said, what Morley said, that I regard the care of the police as the proper business of the local government in Ireland, in London and everywhere else. On the land question I am not aware that anything was named which was withheld in 1886." IRELAND AGAIN UNITED. New York, Nov. 7. —Dr. Thomas A. Emmet, president of the Irish National League, today received the following cablegram from O'Brien and Davitt, at Cork: "Cork returned Flavin by a glo rious majority over the factionists and Orangemen combined. Ireland stands again united." A Rumored Revolution. City of Mexico, Nov. 7.—From dis patches received here it is learned that Colonel Rubio and Vincente Martinez are at the head of a number of dissatis fied Guatemalians on the Guatemala- Mexican frontier, who are preparing for a revolution against President Barrillas of Guatemala. It is asserted that the revolutionists have a force of 1000 men ready , and have received many promises of assistance. They say unless Mexico interferes, a revolution will break out in a few days. Disasters In Spain. Madrid, Nov. 7.—A number of lives were lost by the foundering of the Ital ian brig Victoria off Alicante. Only one sailor out of the entire crew was saved. Reports of great damage by floods con tinue to be received from the province of Valencia. The river Jucar has over flowed its banks. The flood is doing such damage that railway communica tion is cut off. The city of Valencia is inundated, and a great amount of dam age is reported from Alcena. Ask for the Agnes Booth Cigar. SUNDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 8, 1891.—SIXTEEN PAGES. A BERLIN SENSATION Another Big Banking Insti tution Collapses. The Leading Partner and His Son Suicide. Tremendous Excitement Caused by the Tragic Incident. The Htrschfeld-Wolft' Failure Caused by HerrJWolff's Extravagance—The Kaiser's Social Purity Crusade. Associated Press Dispatches. Berlin, Nov. 7.—-A sensation was caused in financial and social circles to day by the collapse of the banking insti tution of Freiulauder & SouiUierfeld. The usual scenes of excitement among creditors occurred around the offices, and the effect may be imagined when it was announced that the leading partner in the concern, together with his son, had committed suicide. The failure is associated with the recent suspension of Hirschfeld & Wolff. The fact that Freidlander & Sommer feld were financially embarrassed and would find difficulty in meeting their obligations was known to some of the operators in the bourse here early in the day. Large forced sales were made, and this action was vaguely attributed to local financial troubles. These sales caused a general and heavy fall in pieces, but the business of the day was over before the tragic incidents closing the career of the bankers became generally known. DEATH RATHER THAN DISGRACE. As the facts in the case developed, it appeared that the father and son met in their office, in the bank, early this morning and discussed the crisis in their affairs. After talking over the matter pro and con, they concluded that as they were hopelessly embarrassed they would die. It is understood this resolu tion to take their own lives was in a great measure due to the fact that their arrest was pending, as Felix Sommer feld, the son, had became involved in speculations which were more than likely to lead to his arrest on a criminal charge. Having arrived at the decision that death was preferable to arrest and disgrace, both the father, and the son shot themselves in the head, using revolvers. When the clerks in the office, alarmed at the re ports of the pistols, ran to the private office, they found father and gonft'U alive. They were conveyed to a hospital in a dying condition. HISTORY OF THE FAILUBE. The firm had been in existence a long time, and held a good position in the financial world. Since the Hirschfeld & Wolff failure, many of the principal clients of Frf idlander & Sommerfeld,|be coming alarmed regarding tbe stability of private banking houses, made heavy withdrawals of deposits. Herr Sommer feld tried to meet the difficulty by at tempting to realize on investments. These, however, were locked up in in dustrial and other stocks which were not readily marketable, and eventually it was found impossible for the firm to meet its engagements. The best informed members of the bourse say they do not expect tbe fail ure to precipitate a period of general disaster, though it is certain to greatly increase alarm among the investing classes. This evening a large crowd assembled in front of the bank and threatened to carry the building by storm to re cover their securities. The oolice had great difficulty in restraining the mob from carrying their threats into execu tion. Freidlander, the senior and surviving partner, is staying at Mentone. A tele gram has been sent him summoning him to return to Berlin. THE IIIRSCHFIELD-WOLFF FAILURE. Inquiry into the affairs of HirschQeld <fe Wolff realizes the worst anticipations. The firm has been in business sixty-four years, and had as its chief Herr Wolff, who occupied several other posi tions of trust. He was a promi nent society man, who lived a life of ostentatious wealth, his household expenses running to 400,000 marks a year. He did little in the speculative line until recent years, when his private extravagance and losses at the gaming table led to his embarrass ment. He tried to recoup his losses through dealings on the Paris and Berlin bourses. As a matter of fact, the firm has been insolvent since 1873. For a number of years Wolff has been living by selling and pawning securities of depositors, working in connection with Banker Joseph Leipsiger. It is asserted that Wolff, with all the facts being known to Leipsiger, floated sourious drafts through Leipsiger, and pawned securities of depositors amounting in value to 3,500,000 marks. Leipsiger finally went to the wall, and his failure hastened the downfall of Hirschfeld and Wolff. Among the numerous aristocratic creditors of the firm are Prince Henry of Prussia, who loses 50Q,000 marks; Prince Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein brother of the empress of Germany, 500,000 marks, and Count Luttiqbon, a prominent leader in German society, 300,000 marks. Other members of the aristocracy are severely bitten. WOLFF'S FAST LIFE. AVolff is in prison. He says he ia un able to make any estimate of his lia bilities. He has a number of heavy gambling debts. Wolff was president of the Resource club, an organization composed of wealthy parvenues and financiers who are adicted to reckless playing. It is recorded that upon the eve of the failure of the firm, Wolff re fused to pick up a couple thousand marks in bills, which had accidently dropped at the gambling table. He left the money on the floor for the waiters. THE KAISER'S SOCIAL PURITY CRUSADE. The emperor designs to cleanse high as well as low society, and his good in tentions have received an impetus from these disclosures. The Wolff clique Haunted demireps in sumptuous raiment in the best boxes of the opera bouse, and with their frail companions drove in barouches through the Thiregarten. Officers belonging to the Berlin and other garrisons who are following the same life aa the Wolff crowd have re ceived cautions through the colonels of their regiments that the emperor will wipe them out of the army and nse his influence to ostracize them in society unless they mend their ways forthwith. CHECKING THE SOCIAL EVIL. The police continue their efforts to place a check upon the social evil for which Berlin is notorious, being prompted thereto by the emperor who is fully determined to bring an end to this crying evil. They have escorted to the frontier, or placed in prison, 470 men who were subsisting upon the earn ings of vicious women. The movement inaugurated by the emperor to suppress the morally de praved classes extends to every popu lous center of the empire. The problem is a serious one, and is engaging the at tention of the press and pulpit. Reli gious papers advise close scrutiny and repression of immoral dramas, the sup pression of singing saloons, the prohibi tion of exposure and sale of obscene photographs, pictures, etc. Albert Otto, hailing from Chicago, but now a banker in Stuttgart, has brought action against Herr Leo, editor of a com mercial paper in this city, for publishing a defamatory article regarding him. CORN BOOMING IN BERLIN. Since the dinner given by United States Minister Phelps, at which Indian corn-mealjah ! American pork were intro duced to aselect circle, Indian corn-meal bas been booming in Berlin. The ba keries are unable to supply the demand for the various preparations of Indian corn-meal. DRIED FRUIT FREIGHT. A RATE OF $1.40 MADE AS FAR EAST AS CHICAGO. The Eastern Trunk Linea Have Not Tet Come Down—Neither Has the $1 Rate on Canned Goods Been Granted—Lo cal Traffic Associations. San Fbancisco, Nov. 7. —E.B.Vining, chairman of the Transcontinental asso ciation, sent a telegram to William A. Bissell, of the Atlantic & Pacific, today, stating that he had secured the co-oper ation of the lines "in the Central Traffic association in the matter of dried fruit rate reduction. This means that Cali fornia dried fruit shippers can send their fruit as far east as Chicago for the new ''postage stamp" rate of $1.40 per hun dred pounds. The Eastern Trunk Line association, controlling the lines between Chicago and New York, has not yet sig nified its willingness to participate in the reduced rate, but tbe railroad people here believe that it will yet do so. The Central Traffic association will not consent to the reduced rate of $1 per hundred pounds on canned goods, for which Oalifornia shippers have been working so earnestly, as it says there would be "nothing in it" for its roads when it came to divide up the $1 with the other lines in the transcontinental chain. The association here is in receipt of a letter from E. Germain, president of the Germain Fruit company in Los Angeles, which states that the merchants of his vicinity are forming a branch associa tion, and will elect delegates to the asso ciation here, so that all the associations may act in complete harmony in the work of securing lower rates. "A letter from San Diego in a similar strain is looked for daily. Isador Jacobs returned from Fresno today, flushed with success. He aided in the organizing of a branch traffic as sociation there, and says the enthusiaem manifested was immense. Meetings are being held all over the interior. Each county association will be inde pendent, but will affiliate with the others. The Fresno association will in clude the towns near to it, while that at Bakers Held will include the Kern county towns. Riverside will be the head quarters for San Bernardino county, and so on. AN KSIBLKM OF TREASON. General Palmer Discountenances the Display of Confederate Flags. Albany, N. V., Nov. 7.—General Pal mer, commander-in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, has just made public an order in which he says his at tention has been called to the fact that comrades wearing the badge and uni form of the Grand Army of the Repub lic participated in a recent demonstra tion where the Confederate flag was car ried and displayed. He continues: "One of the greatest principles of our organization is to teach the rising gen eration loyalty to our country and fidel ity to duty. The union soldiers have repeatedly said to the soldiers of the south: 'We have no desire to arouse sectional animosities engendered by the war. Give us loyalty and in return we will give you fraternity.' You have demonstrated your fraternity on numer ous occasions, but when comrades joined in the rec«nt ceremonies in honor of a patriotic journalist and phil anthropist, they found their fraternity confronted with the emblem of treason, which is evidence to you that there still lurks in the hearts of a few a desire, by the display of that flag, to fire the hearts of the young generation of the south to rebellion. A comrade wearing a badge or uniform and participating in any demonstration' where the rebel flag is displayed, violates his obligation and brings disgrace upon the order of which he is a member. While the commander in-chief has neither the right nor the disposition to interfere with individual rights or privileges of members of the order, he has assumed the obligation to protect it against any and all acts that will bring reproach upon its good name. With these words of admonition I have sufficient confidence in your honor and fidelity to the principles of the order to see that there is no further participation in any demonstration or parade where the emblem of treason is carried or dis played." A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A. Getz, 125 West Third street. BEAR IN MIND! That we carry the largest assortment and best selected stock of Men's Clothing! Boys' Clothing! Children's Clothing! Furnishing Goods! And Hats! To be found in any store in Southern California. That we sell at Popular Prices, and return your money if the goods you purchase are not in every particular to your entire satisfaction. 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