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Either Kandelar or Karmos
the Murderer.
Testimony Yesterday -at the
Coroner's Inquest.
Each of the suspects Makes a State
Each Say* the Other Did the Shooting.
The Wounded Man Not Likely to
Recover—The Theories
Now Advanced.
Crowds visited the undertaking par
lors of Orr & Sutch yesterday morning
to get a glimpse of tbe dead night
watchman, Samuel S. .Lefiier, who was
ho foully murdered at an early hour
Sunday morning.
Coroner Weldon was occupied all day
yesterday and last evening in holding
the inquest. (Considerable difficulty
was experienced in getting an inter
preter who could talk the language of
Kandelar and Karmos. Last evening
one was secured, and Kandelar made a
statement. Deputy District Attorney
Marble was present during the inquest.
Will Smith, the detective of the South
ern Pacific company, also watched the
case. Kandelar's story is substantially
as follows: Karmos and myself left
New Jersey together and came to Cali
fornia by steamer, arriving in San Fran
cisco on July 17th. Three months ago
we went to Gila City. We arrived
in Los Angeles from Gila City, Ariz., on
Friday afternoon. We rode in the ca
boose and squared the ride with tho
brakeman for $8. My partner had trou
ble with the nightwatcbman the night
he got in from Arizona. My partner
slept in tbe box-car that night. I
watched fo: a train to go out to San
Francisco. The brakeman bad prom
ised to take me for 50 cents. Early Sun
day morning the watchman came to
where I was sitting on the timber and
began to kick and cull' me. My part
ner grabbed the watchman from behind •
and knocked him down on the timber.
The watchman reached for his gun and
shot Karmos. He cried out "lam shot."
My partner then reached over and
grabbed the watchman's revolver and
shot him in the head. My partner
said: "He's got enough; I have
killed him." I took no part 'in
the scuttle. I afterwards picked
up the gun and put it in my pocket. I
We then went to the river and washed
the blood off my partner. We went over
to a saloon, but it was closed. We saw
a woman getting breakfast. She fixed
up something for the wounded man.
After the saloon opened up, we went in
there and stayed until the police came
and put us in the patrol wagon. The
night we arrived the watchman threw a
rock at us, striking my partner. We
did not ask him whether he wanted to
fight. Neither myself nor partner can
talk English; but my partner under
stands it a little.
Dr. Bryant testified that he and Cor
oner Weldon made a post mortem ex
amination, and that the bullet entered
tbe left parietal bone near the junction
of the occipital bone, and that the bullet
was found in the inner side of the right
W. f. Poor testified that the deceased,
Samuel Lefiier, was his brother-in-law;
that he was 38 years of age.
Harry Botsvorth told about finding
the body on the road to his work.
R. Mullally testified that he had as
sisted Leltler to put out two tramps who
£ roved to be Kandelar and Karmos.
effler kicked one and he asked whether
we wanted to fight.
W. J. Johnson was a very reluctant
witness. He was near the box car and
saw the two men standing near the car.
They started towards the car with
their blankets. Before this I saw the
watchman order them away from the
car. I also saw him knock down the
first man that got out of the car.
Sergeant Fletcher testified as to the
arrest of the men and the finding of the
pistol on Kandelar.
Will Smith testified to visiting the
place of the shooting, and explained to
the jury the position of the ties.
Tbe "jury found that Lefiier came to
his death from a wound from a pistol in
the hands of Andro Kandelar or Gahan
Karmos while the two were engaged in
a fight with the deceased in the South
ern Pacific yards on San Fernando
Coroner Weldon had just been ap
prised of the verdict when a message
reached him from police headquarters
informing him that Karmos, the wound
ed man, desired to make a statement of
tbe affair. The interpreter had gone
borne, but tbe entire jury adjourned to
the police station to hear Karmos's
story, it being understood that he could
converse in the German language.
Several oi the jurymen who speak
German addressed the wounded man,
who lay on his cot in the small room
that serves the city as a receiving hos
pital, but they did not succeed in
getting any information of importance.
He understands about as much
English as German, and between
tbe two languages and by dint of con
siderable gesticulating he made the jury
understand that the watchman shot
him and his comrade got the pistol and
ehot tbe watchman.
Coroner Weldon was very anxious to
have his evidence but did not know
where to find an interpreter, it being
about 11 o'clock, and the jurymen
signed the verdict and went home.
Karmos is in a very precarious con
dition, and his recovery is extremely
doubtful. The ball severed some organs
in Buch a manner as to prevent him
taking nourishment, the liquid food
given him yesterday finding its way
through the channel cufby the ball and
discharging through the hole in his
shoulder where the bullet was extracted,
instead of passing down into tbe
The surgical fever which invariably
sets in iv such cases had not manifested
itself last night, but the physicians be
lieve it will be upon him today.
If his condition will permit and he
still desires to make a statement an in
terpreter will bej secured today and his
story taken down.
A Motion for a New Trial Presented
The friends of Ed. L. Baker, tbe man
who was recently convicted of forgery
in connection with the bogus mortgage
deal by which Baker, Hoy and others
sought to defraud Morris M. Green of
eighty acres of land, and O. A. Strass
lorth of $4000 cash, are doing everything
in their power to save him from the pen-
Zue G. Peck, his counsel, appeared in
department six yesterday, at the hour
set for passing sentence on the defend
ant, and made a motion in arrest of
judgment, which was promptly denied
by Judge McKinley. The motion was
based on the ground that the facts in
the indictment against the defendant
were net sufficient to constitute a pub
lic offense, and that *the indictment
does not conform to certain sections of
the penal code.
When Mr. Peck was knocked out on
tbe above proposition, he fished about
in his p66kets and dug up a type
written document, which proved to be. a
motion for a pew trial, on thj ground
that the verdict was contrary to law and
the evidence; tbat the court misdirected
the jury in matters of law, and erred in
decisions of questions of law during the
course of tbe trial; also that some new
and important testimony has been die
covered since the trial closed. Judge
McKinley continued the matter for one
A Premium on Loitering Under the Fres
ent Free Delivery Law.
Washington, Nov. 30.—Superintend
ent Pollock, of the free delivery system
of the postoffice department, in his an
nual report shows that the number of j
free delivery offices at the close of the
fiscal year was 519, an increase of sixty
five over the preceding year. The cost
of the service was $9,092,000, which is
$22,424 less than the appropriation. The
number of carriers was 10,130, an in
crease of 1064 during the year. The
number of pieces of mail handled was
Considerable attention is given to the
subject of overtime claims of letter car
riers under the act of May 24, 1888, lim
iting the hours that carriers shall be
employed per day. The practical
result of this act, the report
states, has been the filing of enor
mous overtime claims, aggregating
nearly half a million dollars, and this
does not by any means represent the
maximum amount of the claims already
prepared. In view of the tendency of
the law to create overtime claims and
the certainty, judging from past experi
ences, that tbey will arise so long as the
existing system continues, and with the
further unfortunate experience that the
iaw puts a premium on loitering and in
efficiency, instead of the opposite, tbe
report suggests certain modifications of
the law, among them that no carrier
shall be required to work more than
fifty-one hours in any week, seven days,
where there is a Sunday service, or forty
eight hours where there is no Sunday
service; also that carriers after four
years' service, upon a certificate of faith
fulness and efficiency, shall be promoted
from $1000 to $1200 per year, and when
inefficient or unfitted for active work
they shall be reduced to a lower grade.
The Unconstitutionality of the McKinley
Act Argued.
Washington, Nov. 30 —Three tariff
cases, involving the constitutionality of
the McKinley tariff act, came up for
argumont in the United States supreme
court today. All the justices were pres
ent. Tho three cases are those of Boyd, ,
Sutton & Co. and Sternbach & Co. of
New York, and Marshall Field & Co. of
Chicago. Three points are involved in
the decision of these suits, and
the court heard all the cases as one, and
made an order by which each of the at
torneys representing the firms was
assigned one of the points at issue to be
reviewed in the opening argument. W.
W. Smith of New York argued the
bounty clause, contending that boun
ties were unconstitutional, and inval
idated the whole act. Edwin B. Smith,
ex-aseistant attorney-general, and now
of New York, argued that the reciprocity '
feature was the delegation of the taxing
power to tbe president, which vitiated
the whole act. N. W. Bliss of Chicago
argued that the law was unconstitu
tional because of the omission of the,
tobacco rebate clause. Argument will
be continued tomorrow.
Valuable Properties Destroyed by Fire—
One Life Lost.
Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 30. —Late to
night the Union window glass works at
Belair, Ohio, burned to the ground.
Three men are supposed to have per
ished in the flames. The losb will reach
Later—lt is now known that but one
life was lost: that, of Geo. Stewart, one
of the officials.
Chicago, Nov. 30.—Damage aggre
gating $150,000 was inflicted tonight by
fire in the recently constructed building
of the Chicago Arc Light and Power
company, Washington street, near Mar
ket. The blaze was started by a crossed
electric light wire.
Centkalia, Wash., Nt>v. 30. —Early
this morning Are broke out in the
Horseshoe saloon on Main Btreet. The
flames spread rapidly, both east and
west, nntil the News office was reached
on one side, and McGiffest & Lee's fine
store on the other. From this corner
the file swept north to the First Na
tional bank building, where it was
checked. It is estimated that the loss
will reach $60,000. Insurance about
A BlaiDe-Harrison Entente.
Cincinnati, Nov. 30.—A Washington
special says Blame will in a few days
state publicly his position in reference
to the presidential nomination, with
the view of putting a stop to party fac
tions. It will be to the effect that he
and Harrison have reached an agree
ment which looks to the success of the
candidate and not to individual pro
A Terrible Death.
New York, Nov. 30.—Mrs. Edward
Lyon, wife of an elevated railway em
ployee, went to the basement today to
thaw out a frozen water pipe. Her
clothing caught tire ; she rushed scream
ing to the second floor and through a
window to a tire escape balcony where,
shrieking for help, she was burned to
death in view of an immense crowd.
Raining at Stockton.
Stockton, Cal., Nov. 30.—Light rain
fell here early this morning, measuring
.13 of an inch, and the indications
are for more. There will probably be
no speeding on the Stockton track to
morrow, unless tbe sun comes out
warm early in the morning, but the
horees will go on the first fair day.
Opposed to the Plan.
London, Nov. 30.—Several interviews
were had today with leading English
holders of Virginia bonds, in regard to
the latest plan for funding the state
debt. All of them are bitterly opposed
to the proposed plan of settlement.
There will be a concert Wednesday
evening at the V. M. G. A. auditorium,
under the auspices of the ladies' auxil
iary of the Y. M. C. A. A first-class
musical programme has been arranged.
Bishop Mora Receives a Dispatch Stating
Their Capture—The gaored Vessels
Already Melted and Offered for Sale.
Trie daring robbery and safe-cracking
at the cathedral created no end of in
dignation among the good people of this
city. It was the general impression
that tbe work had been done by eastern
Crooks. Last night Bishop Mora re
ceived a dispatch from San Diego to the
effect that three men bad been captured
atjthat city for the robbery at the
cathedral. It appears that the safe
crackers lost no time in melting down
the silver they had stolen. This
they very unwisely offered for sale
in San Diego. The news of the dese
cration of the cathedral spread all over
the country, and the San Diego officials
were naturally on the lookout.
It was also learned tbat some of the
stolen property was found in the pos
session of one oi the men arrested, and
that Father Uhack of San Diego had
identified it as belonging to the Los An
geles cathedral. The robbers will be
brought to Los Angelea today, when
more particulars will doubtless be ob
tained from the San Diego officers.
It seems surprising that these enter
prising burglars should display such a
lack oi judgment in attempting to sell
their ill gotten gains in any town in
Southern California, and especially bo
soon after the crime was committed.
The Black Pearl Knocked Out in San
San Francisco, Nov. 30. —Harris
Martin (the Black Pean) of Minneapo
lis, and Ed "Benny" of Boston? the
colored middleweights, fought to a
finish at the California Athletic club
tonight. The purse was fifteen hun
dred dollars. The men slugged at close
quarters in the first three rounds, Pearl
securing two knockdowns in the first,
one proving nearly a knockout. Benny
retaliated by knocking him down in the
second round. Benny missed num
berless openings which Pearl care
lessly left in his rushes, and
though of superior height and
reach and of good hitting power, he
seemed disposed to make a slow fight.
The Pearl, on the other hand, tried
every chance to finish Benny with his
right, but at the end of the thirteenth
round tbe honors were about even. At
the close of tbe twenty-second Benny
sent the Pearl to the ropes, dazed, with
a left on the mouth, and punished him
in the succeeding round until the Pearl
was groggy and reeling. The Pearl
freshened, but the fight progressed
slowly until the twenty-filth, when
Benny started in and punched him
about the ring with blows on the head
until the Pearl fell. He refused to
come to time for the next round, and
tbe fight was given to Benny.
There will be a meeting of delegates
of football clubs desirous of joining the
Football association, at tbe Los Angeles
Athletic club rooms on Friday evening
at 8 o'clock. Clubs anxious to take
part in the winter series of games
should send delegates to tbe meeting, or
at any rate send in word of their inten
tion to join, as it is intended to arrange
a schedule of games.
The Last Call.
The entries for the holiday race meet
ing, beginning Christmas day, close
with Secretary Benjamin on Wednes
day, December 2d. Horse-owners should
make liberal entries for this meeting.
Baseball this Afternoon.
The San Francisco and Los Angeles
clubs play the fourth of the series of
seven games this afternoon. Los An
geles has won one and San Francisco
two games thus far.
Tom Rodman will sell pools on the
Smith-Mahoney contest, abo on the
Tug of War; odds will also belaid
against the same, booking straight
place and combinations on eastern
The tug of war competition begins
next Monday night at Hazard's pavilion.
A French Foreign Labor Bill.
Paris, Nov. 30. —A committee of the
chamber of deputies has drafted a bill
which provides that foreigners arriving
in France with intention of working
either temporarily or permanently must
within a week obtain a license bearing
a 3-franc stamp. Employed foreigners
are made liable to a fine for infraction of
the law.
The eenate has approved the tariff of
3 francs on maize.
Shot From Ambush.
Centre, W. Va.,Nov. 30.—John Carse,
a wealthy Ritchie county farmer, was
ambushed near Toligy toll gate, Ritchie
county, last night as he was returning
from church, and fatally shot. A man
named Collins, between Carse and
whom there had been a feud of long
standing, is charged with leading the
attack. He has disappeared. Carse's
friends are arming, and intend pursuing
A Hebrew Absconder.
Boston, Nov. 30.—Benjamin Beranzen,
dry goods jobber, and one of the best
known and most trusted members of
the Jewish colony, has disappeared,
taking with him, it is alleged, hetween
$10,000 and $15,000 cash, and valuables
belonging to other Hebrews.
Santa Fe Finances.
Topeca, Kan., Nov. 30.—The Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Railroad company
submitted its annual report to the board
of railroad commissioners this morning.
No floating debt, 2 per cent interest
paid on income bonds, surplus $2,261,
--000 are the principal features.
Killed a Deputy Sheriff.
New Boston, Tex., Nov. 30.—Last
night Charlie Vine shot and killed Dep
uty Sheriff Morgan, threw his body into
the river, mounted Morgan's horse and
A Philanthropist's Death.
Philadelphia, Nov. 30.—William C.
Allison, a well-known philanthropist,
and president of the Allison Car Manu
facturing company, died tonight, aged 75.
Foster Getting Better.
Washington, Nov. 80.—Secretary Fos
ter expects to be able to resume his du
ties by the end of the week.
Dr. O. C. Baldy,
Veterinary Surgeon, has returned to Los Ange
les to stay, and ass his office at the Kureka
Stable, on Fifth, between Broadway and HUI
streets. Telephone 71.
Br. Henley's Celery, Beef and Iron, the great
nerve tonic. Sold by all druggists.
Use German family soap.
It has no
AT qu;ck ,cr -"
■ ■ ening agents
f f Royal Bak
\J ing Powder
exceeds all others
in strength, purity
and wholesome-
Bess, because of
its specially re
fined, chemically
pure ingredients.
Gov. Chemist Dr.
Morr: "The Royal
is undoubtedly the
purest and most reli
able baking powder
offered to the public*
Yesterday, as usual, was a beautiful
day at the beach and the many visitors
who came down for the day thoroughly
enjoyed the pure fresh air and numer
ous attractions. The main object of
interest at the wharf was the big ship.
Her whole length lay along side the
pier and a number of persons were af
forded the pleasure of going aboard.
A lumber schooner is discharging on
the opposite side of the pier the entire
length of which is almcet covered with
Two splendid sermons were delivered
in the school building yesterday morn
ing and evening by Dr. Weller of Los
The trains on both lines of railway
were quite full of visitors to the beach,
and at least 300 persons came down for
the day.
C. J. Baird and wife of Kansas City,
are registered at the Redondo.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Hawthorn of Toronto,
Canada, spent the day at the beach.
The Blanchard Case.
Modesto, Cal., Nov. 30.—The Blanch
ard case is still in progress. The prose
cution closed their side of the case this
afternoon. The defendant's attorney
made a motion that the court instruct
the jury to acquit. Arguments were
made and the motion denied. Two wit-
nesses testified that they saw Olsen on
the night of the murder near the point
where Blanchard testified that he saw
Olsen at the same time.
A Demand for Silver Money.
Paris, Nov. 30. —The council of the
Textile Factory Workers' association
decided to appeal to parliament to re
monetize silver, being convinced that
such a course on the part of the govern
ment is the only means of saving from
ruin the trade in which they are inter
A Fruitless Conference.
Houston, Tex., Nov. 30. —The griev
ance committee of the Southern Pacific
and Chiefs Clark and Wilkinson, oi the
orders of Conductors and Trainmen, had
a conference with the officials of the
road, without result. The committee
will meet again tomorrow.
Not a General Outbreak.
Chicago, Nov. 30. —No reports have
been received at General Miles' head
quarters of the alleged Indian outbreak
in Arizona, and it is not believed to be
a general raid. Those who have killed
several settlers may have been part of
"Kid's" band.
A Terrible Fall.
Helena, Mont., Nov. 30.—The west
span of the great northern bridge over
the Columbia river went down Satur-
day, carying with it nine men, three of
whom are dead. Three others will
probably die. The men fell eighty-four
A Ruu ou a Bank.
Mansfield Valley, Pa., Nov. 30. —
A run was started on Burgen's bank to
day, caused by tbe refusal of the cash
ier to pay a doubtful check. The bank,
after an hour's suspension, secured
funds and succeeded in paying all calls.
Superintendent Porter 111.
Washington, Nov. 30. —Census Super
intendent Porter is confined to his
bouse by an aggravated case of tonsilitis.
He is engaged, however, in preparing a
bill to create a permanent census
Arnund Adjudged Insane.
New York Nov. 30.—Luis Armand,
the man who forced hia attentions on
Mrs. Charles B. Alexander, nee Harriet
Crocker, daughter of the San Francisco
millionaire, was adjudged insane today.
Seattle's Mayor Resigns.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 30. — Mayor
Harry White tendered his resignation to
tbe council tonight, and it was accepted.
His resignation was a great surprise.
He gave poor health as tbe reason.
Resumed Business.
Damariscotta, Me., Nov. 30.—The
First National bank, which closed its
doors on account of the suspension of
the Maverick bank, has resumed busi
Only 92 hours Los Angeles to Chicago
by the Santa Fe route. Corresponding
quick time to all eastern cities. Through
Pullman palace and tourist sleeping cars
daily. Personally conducted tourist car
excursion to Boston and intermediate
points weekly. Ticket office 129 North
Spring st., Los Angeles, and Santa Fe
THK NEW ERA, No. 6 Court street. Fine
wines and liquors. Ed Wenger, proprietor.
ASK LIVERY MEN about the durability of
Columbus buggies.
Drink Delukck Champaonk, H. J. Woolla
cott agent.
Wesner's photos are the best. 127 West First
Dr. Parker, dentist, formerly ol Third and
Broadway, has removed to 149 N. Spring st.
Bismarck Biscuits
At H. Jevne's.
D'ARTOIB—At Lot Angeles, November 30,1891,
Nettie X., wife of Kmll R. d'Artois.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
; business show TWIST
$7.40. ' — $8.30.
01 fillll ONE
price price
95e. values. $3.80.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday finishes up the great sale of Black
and Colored Dress Goods. We have had unparalleled success with our
Fifteen-Day Reduction Sale of Drese Goods. For the next three days we
will give you something to remember our sale by, and will make some still
further reductions.
Some lines which have been overlooked have now been brought for
ward and the knife put into them.
For instance, 40-inch, all-wool, fine imported Henriettas for 75c.
Think of it! ljjf wide silk-faced Henriettas, 75c a yard.
We are getting ready for a Grand Sale of Dress Goods
Remnants, to commence Thursday.
WINEBURGH'S, Spring Street Below Tiki
Crystal Palace.
We hereby give nonce that during lair week
we will bave a grand exhibition in our store
and Art Rooms of
Plain and Decorated China,
Dinner and Fish Sets,
Game and Berry Sets.
Plain and Decorated China,
White China for Decorating,
Belgium and Bohemian Cut
Glass Ware,
Piano and Banquet Lamps.
Bisque Figures and Hun
garian Vases,
Bronzes and Ornaments,
Baby Carriages, and a thousand other
articles too numerous to mention.
Do not forget to look at tbe celebrated B. &
138,140, 142 S. MAIN ST.
7-4 6m
ITas Just Received a Fine Line
of tbe Latest Styles in
For tbe Holiday Trade.
Elegant Business Suits made
to order from $20 to $35.
Pants made to order from $5
Stylish Overcoats made to or
der from $20 to $35.
Samples of 01 >th and Rules for Self-Measure
ment sent free to any address.
1-4-3 S. SPRING ST.,
Pants Suits
$3.50 ll Mm 515.00
4.00 tfl&tf J7.00
4.50 VlfF 19.00
500 fmjj 21.00
5.50 HI 23.00
6.00 II 25.n0
6.50 9 V 27.00
2fio South Spring Street,
carries the largest stock on the coast.
The careful and proper adjnstmentfof Frames
is as important as the correct fitting of leases.
We make the scientific adjustment of Glasses
and Frames our specialty, and guarantee a per
fect fit Testing of the eyes free Full stock ol
artificial eyea on hand. Glasses ground to order
on premises.
8. G. MARSHCIZ, Scientific Optician,
229 8. Spring street, Theater Building.
Fall stock ol fine opera i/lasses on hand.

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