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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 20 A FOOLISH CANARD. The Cruiser Baltimore Not Blown Up. She Lies Peacefully at Anchor at Valparaiso. Captain Schley Gives His Officers Permission to Go Ashore. A Conciliatory Disposition Shown by Chile—Work Being; Pushed on American Skips With All Speed. Associated Press Dispatches. Nhw Yobk, Nov. B.—The Herald's Valparaiso cable says: Captain Schley and the other officers of the Baltimore are indignant about the yarn of the sinking of their ship, there being no truth in tbe rumor, which they know caused great uneasiness to their families and the people, generally, in the United States. The utmost quiet prevails in tbe city this morning, and in the harbor the Baltimore is lying peacefully as if she were in home water. Her stewards for several days past have gone ashore to do necessary marketing under the protection of a police guard furnished by the intendente. Captain Schley will tonight grant the officers leave to land. Although as a matter of fact no threats have been made, nor any signs given that violence will be attempted should American offi cers appear again on the streets of Val paraiso, Captain Schley, in order to be on the safe side, and as a matter of prudence, stopped night leave until today. Captain Schley received a letter ask ing him to allow the victims of the recent riot to appear before a court of inquiry to tell Judge Foster what they know of the assault upon them. Schley replied that he was willing to allow them to testify upon one condition: The ipjured men have to be more re covered in health, and officers of the Baltimore must be present when their men are testifying. Ha also agreed to give the court a copy of the information sent the United States government re garding the assault. WORK RUSHED OX VESSELS. New York, Nov. 8. —Brooklyn navy yard presented an appearance of activity witnessed for the first time since the ex citing times of the rebellion today. The hum and din of busy workmen on the war vesaela MiaDtonomah and Atlantic disturbed the Sabbath stillness as a body of 400 bluejaeketa marched across the yard to divine services. Workmen have been busily engaged day and night for the past week in preparing the two ves sels for speedy service at sea. Today the work of preparation waa continued, it being the tirat Sunday aince the late war that such a thing haa happened. There are eighty men at work on the two ves sels, aud all expedition will be used until they are ready for service. The navy yard officials denied the ru mored sinking of the Baltimore at Val paraiso. It was said the officers and crew of the Baltimore exercise the same vigilance as in war times, and the torpedo nets about the vessel would save her from a sudden attack. The unusual bustle and activity at the yard are said not to be due to the reported sinking of the Baltimore, but it is con ceded that the strained relations be tween this country and Chile have caused the government anxiety to get all the war vessels ready for any possible contin gency. ACTIVITY AT MARK ISLAND. Vallejo, Cal., Nov. B.—There is great activity in the navy yard. Machinists were at work all day today, Sunday, on tbe Mohican, and will work again to night. Telegrams have been received at the yard urging the putting of the vessels in readiness for sea at once. All the available workmen on tbe lists have been sent for, and one thousand men will be at work in a few days. There are now six wooden vessels at Mare island, all of which could be ready for action within five weeks. Each ves sel has one eight-inch converted muzzle loading rifle and one sixty-pounder breech-loading rifle. The rest of their main battery consists of nine-inch smooth bores. Of these the Omaha has ten; the Swatara and Mohican, eight ; the Adams and Nipsic, six, and the Ranger four. Besides these there is the monitor Comanche with two 15-inch smooth bores, now ready for sea. All the ves sels have Hotchkiss revolving cannon as a secondary battery. There are also at the island six 8-inch converted rifles, four 60-pounders and a large number of surplus 0-inch smooth bores. SAN FRANCISCO'S SCANT PROTECTION. San Francisco, Nov. B.—The fact that work at the navy yards at Brooklyn and' Mare island is being pushed both on Sunday and at night, haa created some excitement here. The defenses of San Francisco against an attack from sea are not especially good. There ia not a sin gle modern rifle here. Fort Point, at the entrance of the Golden Gate, haa about fifty 8-inch muzzle-loading rifles, converted from iron 10-inch amoothbores. On Alcatraz there are eight or nine more. There is alao a large number of 10 and 15-inch smoothbores. It is believed these guns could delay an enemy entering the bay for a consid erable length of time. Only the ex treme western part of the city, where there are few valuable buildings, could be shelled without coming within close range of theae guns. The harbor is well protected by torpedoes, of which there are six hundred or seven hundred in position or ready to be placed. All these are stationary, there being no auto-mobile torpedoes in the city. Two modern rifles nave been promised to San Francisco next year, and two the year after. CHILE WANTS PEACE. Valfabaibo, Nov. B.—The Chilean government is seeking a friendly solu tion of the difficulty with the United States over the Baltimore sailors inci dent. TAFFY FOB WALKS. A Truculent Journal Compare* Him With Ilia Predecessors. London, Nov. B.—The Standard in a leader on the Prince of Wales' 50th birthday, congratulates the prince in highly eulogistic language, and con cludes: "If not always proof against temptations to which the greatest of mankind have yielded, he can challenge comparison with most of his predeces sors, and to the moat dangerous tempta tion, to interfere in political and consti tutional controversies, he has been con sistently superior." Italian Ghouls. Rome, Nov. B.—Some persons :ast night forced open the tomb of the Countess Mirafiori, the morganatic wife of the late King Victor Emmanuel, and set Ure to tbe coffin. The case was con sumed, but the zinc shell protected the body. The face and feet were slightly burned. There is no clue to the perpe trators. England's Decreased Trade. London, Nov. 8 — The News, com menting on the board of trade returns, says: "The decreaae of 20 per cent, in the trade with America, may fairly be attributed to the McKinley law. Tbe diminution in the demand from other countries, must be ascribed to the financial depression." Manitoba Blectlons. Winnipeg, Man., Nov. B.—The North west assembly elections were held yes terday. Dispatches up to 10 o'cfock indicate the election of twenty license men and two prohibitionists. Four dis tricts have not yet been heard from. AFFAIRS IN MEXICO. A SULPHUR EXPORT CONCESSION FORFEITED. Outrages Perpetrated on American Citi zens Being Investigated —No More Summary Executions to Be Permitted The Scarcity of Food Articles. City of Mbxico, Nov. B.—President Diaz has declared forfeited the conces sions for the exportation of sulphur in the central part of Lower California, granted to Luis Heilero. The $7000 guarantee deposit becomes part of the public fund. The Disro de Chihuahua says Mr. Sutton, United States consul-general iv Laredo, has arrived here for the pur pose, it is said, of obtaining informa tion concerning abuses committed upon American citizens in Mexican territory, in connection with the Catarino Garza affair. Extensive garnet mines have been discovered in Lower California, near the United States frontier. El Tie.mpo (newspaper) is editorially calling on the government to cancel the concessions made to Americans to estab lish a fishing station at Alocranes island, as, it alleges, this is a plan of Blame's to obtain possession of the island as a coaling station. El Tiempo is very anti-American, and views the United States as an enemy of Catholi cism. President Diaz has given orders to the commanders of the troops on the north ern frontier that no more.persons be shot or punished without sufficient trial by competent authorities. This bas been dove in view of reports published in the United States of arbitrary execu tions, which, as a rule, are exaggerations put in circulation by bandit or smuggling residents there, headed by escaped felons like Garza and Sandoval, who give out false revolutionary news. The scarcity of grain and articles of food is making itself felt more every day. The government, it is said, will allow articles of prime necessity to be imported while the dearth lasts, if not entirely free, at least with a very light duty. A MINK XX PLOSION. Six Hen Kilted and Other* Wounded in a Pennsylvania Colliery. Nanticokb, Pa., Nov. B.—Late this afternoon a terrible explosion of gas oc curred in No. 1 shaft of the Susquehanna Coal company. The news quickly spread and a large crowd gathered at the scene, composed principally of relatives and friends of the miners employed in the mine. It being Sunday there were but fourteen men at work in the mine. Of this number six were instantly killed and several others fatally injured. The killed are William J. Williams, Henry R.Jones, William Jonathan, John Ar nott, Caleb Jething, Thomas Lloyd. All except the last named leave families. The critically injured are David Powell, David A. Smith, Thomas Thomas, Henry Williams, Howell Jofneski and two Polanders whose names bave not been ascertained. The accident was caused by the explosion of a safety lamp, the flames of which ignited tbe gas. The mine, which is one of the best operated by the Susquehanna Coal company, is not serious ly damaged. The scene about the mouth of the shaft waa heartrending. Aa soon aa news of the explosion was noised about, the wives and children of the im prisoned men gathered about the open ing, and wept frantically. A searching party was organized as soon as possible, and went down to rescue the workmen. They had a fearful struggle with tbe dangerous after-damp, and after almost losing themselves, groping about in the dark, came upon the bodies of the victima. The force of the explosion dashed to pieces aeveral mine cars standing on the track of the mine. Some of the victims were beheaded and others disemboweled. It was a fearful spectacle. Four of the injured have died—How ell Johanski, John Maloney, David R. Janes and W. J. Williams, Jr. All but the latter leave families. Four more were badly injured, at least two of whom will die. The explosion was caused by the attempt of one of the men to change the air current, when his lamp exploded. Train-Wrecker* Doings. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. B.—Wreckers re moved several rails from the track of tbe Western and Atlantic road tonight, causing the wreck of the regular paa senger train north, with about fifty pas sengera. Several of the train crew were hurt, none seriously. MONDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 9, 1891. THE POPE'S AMBITION Signor Crispi's Statement of the Case. Leo Would ,Sell His Sonl;for Temporal Power. I A Bid Made for France to Joitti the Dreibund. Spicy Parisian Gossip—The Berlin Fin ancial Crisis—ltnns Made on Many Banks—Other For eign News. Associated Prows Dispatches. Paris, Nov. 8. —Le Matin prin s a letter from Signor Criapi ti M. : )es rnareta, of the Paris bar, in which, i fter saying the pope "ia consumed with am bition and would aell hia aoul to regain the temporal power of the papacy," Kig nor Criapi expreaaea his approval of the neutralizing of Alaace-Lorraine, on con dition that France join tbe dreibund. Alsace then, he Baya, will be a "buffer" between France and Germany. The dreibund agreement, he adds, contains no word against France. He concludes by appealing to all men to unite to pre serve Europe from war. MINERS THREATEN TO STRIKE. A large number of minera' delegates met at Pas De Calias today, and decided that unless the demands of the miners are conceded in a fortnight all the miners in North France shall strike. They want sick and pension funds man age/! by the government, instead of the mining companies. They also deniknd a modification of the system of compul sory ceaaation of pit work, which waa arranged in order to reduce the output. A WOBLD'S FAIR BOW. M. Fauvette, chief of the ministry of commerce, will probably be head com missioner from France to the Columbian exposition. He ia the only official thoroughly informed about tbe fair. Hia appointment is oppoaed, however, in some quarters. Lourdelet, a leading member of the chamber of commerce, aaid, in an interview: "If FauvetWt is appointed chief commissioner, I shall resign from the commisaion, aa a bnai neaa man ought to head it." I 2 A PBOFLIGATK MARQUIS. i*ljL The Due de Vallombrosa haa aippjied to the tribunala to appoint a council to control the affaira of hia aon, the anar chist Marquis de Mores. The marqlßa'a wife, formerly Miss Hoffman, a wealthy American girl, joins in the application and demands the separation oi her per sonal fortune from that ol the mtricpßs. The Utter haa squandered immense amounts of money in speculations in America and London. MA THE MITCHELL TO WED A FRENCHMAN. Miss Mattie Mitchell, daughter of Senator Mitchell of Oregon, is engaged to be married to Louis de Rochefoucald. The young lady ia with her mother at the Hotel de'Hollande. The marriage will take place in January. THE GAMBETTA MONUMENT. The Gambetta monument waa in augurated at Valle d'Avray today. Gambetta's heart, preserved, was placed at the base of the statue. A SOCIALIST DEPUTY. The socialist La Fargue has been elected to the chamber of deputies for Lille, capital of the department of Nord. Much excitement prevails in conse quence of his election. A DUEL WITH SWORDS. In a duel with aworda today between Carre, the dramatiat, and Haracourt, the poet, the former waa slightly wounded. BERLIN BANK-WRECK BBS. The Sommerfeld Failure and Tragedy Due to Profligate Living. Berlin, Nov.s»B. —The Sommerfelds, father and son, who tried to commit auicide yeaterday, opened tha veinß of their arms, beaidea shooting themselvea with a revolver. When found both were bathed in blood. Felix expired Satur day evening. Sigmond still lives and, although a bullet is imbedded in his brain, there is a bare chance of hia re covery. Sigmond'B wife recently filed a petition for divorce. Both Sigmond and Felix married heireaaea. Felix'a wife ia a daughter of the millionaire Pinkus. All have been peraonally ex travagant. Felix waa an epicure, and wrote cookery articles for the Bouraen Courier. Many creditora and email capitalists were attracted to the firm by the high interest, offered on depoaita. The cause of tbe raah act was fear of arrest. Herr Pinkus offered them a loan to prevent disaster, but tbe intervention of the police made assistance useless. It is rumored that other firms bave been de nounced to the police for irregular deal ings, and that their books will be ex amined. Banker Leipaiger haa also been arrested. A stock broker named Wolff, who has just committed auicide with poison, ia supposed to be involved in the failure. Leipaiger's safe waa found almost empty. Business on the bourse yesterday was notable for numerous sales, beginning early and increasing toward the close on the collapse of the Sommerfeld [bank, and rumors that other failures were imminent. The Bouraen Courier states that the liabilities of the Sommerfelds are several million marks, and the aaaets email. A general panic and run on deposit banks appears inevitable. The banks, acting in common, opened today and had clerks attending to demands for cash. Some accounts were closed by scared depositors. Tomorrow's devel opments are less anxiously awaited. The Frankfort bourse was open today, but securities generally showed only a fractional decline. A Moorish Plot. London, Nov. B.—The Times has a dispatch from Tangier, saying a plot has been discovered to place the saltan's favorite brother, Muloy Ismail, on the throne. The sultan's chief adviser bas been disgraced and dismissed, and Ismail, who ia caliph of Fez, bas been deposed and sent to Morocco, with sev eral noble accomplices. IRISHMEN KKJOICISI.. The Besult of the Cork Election Gives General Satisfaction. Dublin, Nov. B.—John Dillon, speak ing at Templemore today, said Irish men the world over were burning with pride and gratitude that the people of Cork bad performed their duty so nobly. He appealed to the Parnellites to con sider the hopelessness of their position and seek for conciliation. Mr. Timothy Healy declared that tbe landlords and Orangemen supported tbe Parnellitea and that Redmond received fully one thousand Conservative votes. Gorst Promoted. London, Nov. 8. —Sir John Gorat, un der aecretary of atate for India, haa been appointed financial aecretary of the treasury, vice William L. Jackson, re cently appointed chief secretary for Ireland. Fighting In Limerick. Limerick, Nov. B.—This city today waa the scene of a fierce conflict, in which forty soldiers and a mob of people engaged. Four soldiers were seriously wounded. Six civilians were arrested. The Bishop Is Not Dead. London, Nov. B.—The postmaster-gen eral desires that publicity be given his denial of the report that the bishop of Adelaie is dead, The bishop, he says, is well and hearty. Blanchard Arrested, Augusta, Me., Nov. B.—A. E. Blanch ard of Kansas City, whom a dispatch from that city ohargea with swindling, has been arrested here on tbe charge of embezzlement. EXCITEMENT IN BRAZIL. DOM PEDRO'S GRANDSON EXPECTED AT RIO JANEIRO. f It Is Believed He Has Been Selected to Lead an imperialist Rising-The Re publicans Said to Be Disgusted With President Fonseca's Acts. Rio Janeiro, Nov. B.—lt is reported here that Auguste, grandson of Dom Pedro, ex-emperor of Brazil and an officer in the Austrian navy, ia on board a cor vette which ia expected to arrive here in a few daya. Thia rumor haa increased the excitement that waa caused by Pres ident Fonaeca'a proclamation dissolving congress and making himself dictator. Prince Pedro Auguato is the eldest son of Dom Pedro's youngest daughter, Leopoldina, who married Prince Au guato, of the house of Saxe-Coburg. Dom Pedro looked upon Auguato until 1885 aa the heirpreaumtive. For twelve years after her marriage Doin Pedro'a -eldest daujrbier, Ysabel, bad no chil dren, and hence* the oldest born of her younger Sister came to be regarded as heir to the throne. Tbe republicans have taken alarm at tbe reported approach of young Augua to, They believe he has been selected to lead an imperialist rising, because of hia naval training, hia age, the sen timent the old emperor felt for him, and the affection the Brazilian nation entertained for him years ago, on that account. Yaabel'a eldest son, Pedro, is only in hia seventeenth year, and could hardly be expected to play the role of a leader of a revolution. Prince Auguato haa a fine presence and a charming manner, and ia well educated. If the report ia true about hia preeence aboard the corvette, trouble will undoubtedly fol low hia landing in Brazil. , REPUBLICANS DISGUSTED WITH FONSECA. New York, Nov. 8. —Brazilian news, via Valparaiso, ia to the effect that the new dictatorial government haa prohib ited the holding of public meetings until all signs of uneaaineas have passed away. The newspapers are commanded not to publish any remarks about Fon aeca'a dissolution of congress or dicta torial proclamation. There are many evidences that the Republican party is disgusted with the president's acts. Baron de Lucena is tbe only one of the ministry remaining in Fonaeca'a cabi net, and he is regarded as an imperial ist. Both the army and the navy con tinue to uphold Fonseca in hiß r6ie of dictator. The rumored uprising in Rio Grande dv Sol seems to have died out, according to the latest newa from that place. NOTHING SERIOUS WILL HAPPEN. Baltimore, Nov. 8. —Rev. Lucien Kin solving, one of the firat Protestant Epis copal missionaries sent to Brazil, made addresses at several Baltimore churches today. He said in conversation he did not anticipate anything serious from the recent political disturbances in Bra zil. "I have the greatest confi dence in the country," he declared, "and so have nearly all the Brazilians. The people as a body want a republic, and I have no doubt it will be main tained. President Fonseca, I believe, is a worthy man, but surrounded by a bad cabinet, who are responsible for a num ber of measures which have created dis satisfaction." In an address at St. Peter's church he said : "Brazil, with a population of 14, --000,000 or 15,000,000, haß no Bible. The people naturally are true and noble, but slaves of superstition and sin. Illiteracy is widespread." state railways leased. Rio Janeiro, Nov. B.—A government decree just issued, orders the lease of the state railways for thirty-three yeara, at a gold rental, half of which is payable in advance. salaries fixed. Washington, Nov. B.—The Brazilian congress has fixed the salary of the president at $40,000 per year, and that of the vice-president at $18,000. An Eleven-Inning* Game. San Josk, Nov. B.—San Jose and Oak land played an eleven-inninga game to day, which resulted in a victory for the home team by a score of 4 to 3. 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