LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 50.
AT THE CAPITAL.
Both Branches of Congress
Crisp Assumes the Speakership
of the House.
The President Notified That Congress
Is Beady for Busiuess.
A Reciprocity Agreement With Ger
many—The Chilean Embrogllo Vlg
orously Treated In the Pres
Associated Press Dlanatcne*.
Washington, Dec. 8. — The excited
feeling so apparent throughout tho
speakership contest had no part in the
proceedings of the house today. When
McMillin appeared many members who
had not been with him in the fight
ruahed up to ahake hands and tell him
he made a good stand against the inevi
table. Springer had on hia coat lapel a
bright acarlet pink, which had been tho
emblem of his campaign. Having caat
hia vote and influence to Crisp, he waa
in high favor with the victors. When
the nominations for speaker were made
thia morning, that of Reed waa the only
one greeted with applauae.
Jerry Simpson, acting for the Farm
ers' Alliance party, nominated Watson
of Georgia, and a smile spread over the
When Judge Hoi man placed Criap in
nomination the Democrats reserved
their applause for the moment when he
should be declared elected and be es
corted into the house. But at the name
of Reed the eighty-three Republicana
made all the noise consistent with their
numbers, and their votea were caat in
peculiarly loud voicea, to ahow that they
During the roll call Mills stood back
behind tbe rail on the Democratic aide,
and when hia name was called voted
with his usual depth of voice aud ear
nestness of manner. Hoar and Williams
of Massachusetts, who were Mills's most
active workers, did not vote. The
silence on the Democratic side re
mained unbrokeu while the tellers
counted|the votes—Criep, 233; Reed, 83;
Watson, 8. But when the clerk an
nounced that Criap waa elected speaker,
a wild buret of applause filled the houae.
As Mills and Reed conducted the
speaker to the chair, all the members
Stood in their places, clapping their
haubs and cheering.
THE HOUSE ORG AMX K.I).
When tbe houae convened" thia morn
ing, there waa a large crowd present.
At noon Clerk McPherson called the
body to order, and on motion of Hoi
man, the election of a speaker waa pro
ceeded with. Holman placed in nom
ination Criap, of Georgia. Henderaon,
of Illinois, nominated Thomas B. Reed,
of Maine. Simpaon, of Kansas, nomin
ated Thomaa U. Watson, of Georgia.
Tellers were appointed and balloting
The roll call resulted: Criap, 238;
Reed, 83; Watson, 8. Mills and Spring
er were heartily applauded when they
recorded their votea tor Criap.
The clerk having announced the re
sult, declared Criap duly elected speaker
amid a storm of applause. The clerk
then appointed Mills and Reed aa a
committee to escort the newly elected
speaker to the chair, an appointment
tbat was received with applause not un
mixed with laughter.
CRISI" TAKKS THK CHAIR.
In a few moments Criap entered with
Mills nnd Reed supporting him on
either arm, and hia march down the
aisle waa a perfect ovation, the Deino
crata en masse riaing and giving him
cheer after cheer, and the Republican
members rising alao.
When quiet waa secured, Criap aaid:
"Gentlemen of the house ot representatives:
"For the great honor you have
conferred upon me, I return heartfelt
thanks. I shall endeavor to diacharge
the duties of the office of speaker with
courtesy, firmness, and impartiality,
f Applause. 1 Let us unite in the hope
that our labors here may result in the
advancement, prosperity, honor and
glory ot our beloved country. [Ap
plause.] lam now ready to take the
oath of office."
The oath of office having been admin
istered, tbe work of swearing in the
members of the fifty-second congress
When thia was concluded, resolutions
for the appointment of Kerr for clerk,
Voder for aergeant-at-arma, Turner for
door-keeper and Dalton for postmaster
were presented. Henderson, of Illinois,
ottered aa a substitute a resolution for
the appointment of the present officers,
with the' exception of chaplain, for
which office Charles B. Ramadell was
named. Disagreed to.
Holman'a resolution waa agreed to,
with an amendment offered by Springer
for tbe appointment of William H. Mil
buru aa chaplain.
The newly elected officera were then
sworn in, and a resolution waa adopted
directing the clerk to inform the preai
dent of the election of a speaker and a
On motion of Holman the clerk waa
directed to inform the Senate that the
house had. elected its speaker, and a
quorum being present it waa now ready
for the transaction of business.
The speaker appointed Blount, Reed
and Breckinridge of Kentucky a commit
tee to join a similar one from the senate
td inform the preaident that congresa
waa in session with a quorum present.
A resolution was adopted directing
the apeaker to appoint a committee on
rules, accounts, enrolled bills and mile
age, each to consist of the same number
of members aa in the fiftieth congresa,
and referring the rules of the last con
gresa to tbe committee on rulea, and or
dering that the daily hour of meeting of
the house shall be 12 o'clock.
The house then proceeded to draw
for seats. A resolution, the effect of
which was to permit Reed, Holman and
O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, to select their
seats in .advance, was adopted.
At the conclusion of drawing of seats,
the house adjourned till tomorrow.
In the senate immediately after the
reading of the journal, the oath waa ad
ministered to Jones, of Arkansas (re
elected), Dubois, of lowa, and Call, of
The papers in the matter of the cre
dentials of Davidson, the claimant for
Call's seat, were referred to the commit
tee on privileges and elections with in
structions to report at an early day.
Like reference was made of the papers
in tbe ease of Claggett, claiming the
eeat of Dubois. The senate then took a
recess till 2 p. m.
Another recess was taken to 3 o'clock,
after the appointment of Sherman and
Barnes aa a committee to join the houae
committee in the visit to the president.
At 8:20 the senate adjourned until
WHY HO AH DID NOT VOTE.
Sherman Hoar of Massachusetts, when
asked why he did not vote for speaker
on roll call today, said: "Last fall 1
etated that in the coming contest for the
speakership I would vote for no candi
date who would not promise to use his
influence, if elected speaker, against the
consideration of bad financial legisla
tion and the extension of silver coinage.
When Crißp became the candi
date of the party I sent to him
and asked him to give me this
promise, which he declined to do. There
was then nothing left for rue to do but
refrain from voting for him. tn my
judgment, however, he will do exactly
what he refused to promise to do,
namely, use hia influence ac speaker
against the consideration of measures
looking to the extension of the coinage
of silver. I feel fairly sure that auch
will be hia action, but aa I could not get
hie promise, he could not get my vote."
VACANCIES IN SENATE COMMITTEES.
The Republican senate caucus ap
pointed a committee to reorganize the
committees. The committee assumes
a task of greater magnitude than usual
in such cases. Serious inroads have
been made by the death, resignation
and failure of election in the ranks of
the senate, as it stood at the close of tbe
fifty-first congress. In forty-two stand
ing and thirteen selected committees,
there are not less than seventy-two
vacancies, including cix chairmanships
in the list of standing committees, and
one in the list of selected committees.
The committee on finance retains every
one of its thirteen members, while
Senator Sherman's committee on for
eign relations has lost five of its nine
senators. The committees on judiciary,
education and labor and District of
Columbia, each lost three members, in
cluding tbe chairman. Other commit
tees have been depleted in like manner.
CONTESTED HOUSE ELECTIONS.
When the houae committee on elec
tions ia appointed and proceeds to con
sider the contested election cases which
will come before it for tbe first time.it
will have as a basis a digeat of tbe
reports, testimony and legal questions
relative to the elections which came be
fore the previoua congress. Thia digeßt
ia intended by Clerk Rowellto assist the
members in reaching an impartial con
clusion touching the law and precedents
applicable to any election contest.
RECIPROCITY WITH GERMANY.
While it is impossible to _obtain Tan
official acknowledgement to" that effect,
it ia known that a commercial conven
tion, under the reciprocity clause of the
McKinley act, has been practically con
cluded "between Germany and the
United States, and that the president
will soon issue a proclamation announc
ing the fact. The convention contem
plates the free importation of Ger
many's sugar into the United States
and a reduction of duty on American
cereals imported into Germany from 5
to '■'>'■: marks.
PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING.
The census bureau today issued a bul
letin on the subject of transportation by
water on the Pacific coast, considered as
an industry. The information furnished
relates to the business of transportation
by water as carried on in 1889 by all
craft over five tons registered in the
ports of California, Oregon and Washing
ton. Information is given in detail in
fifteen tables, from which the following
summary is drawn: Total craft, 1842;
value, $23,087,370; freight movement by
ton, 8,818,363; grofa earnings, $28,628,
--316; expenses, $17,274,809.
Secretary Foster's case Bhowed a de
cided improvement this morning.
Tbe cabinet met this morning as us
ual, but the session was a short one.
Tbe state, war and treasury departments
were not represented.
The Democratic senators at a caucus
this morning unanimously re-elected
Senator Gorman chairman and Senator
Faulkner secretary of the caucus for the
ensuing term of congress.
The executive committee of the na
tional Democratic committee has decid
ed to call a meeting of the national
committee at the Arlington hotel,
Washington, D. C, January 21,1892, to
decide upon the time and place for hold
ing the Democratic national convention.
The senate Republican caucus com
mittee which is charged with the re
arrangement of the senate committees,
held a abort meeting today, at which it
was agreed that efforts Bhould be made
to learn the individual wishes of the
Republican senators upon the question
of their assignment.
British commissioners from the West,
Indies were in conference with Secretary
Blame several houra today, with a view
to the establishment of reciprocal trade
relations with the United Statea. It ia
understood considerable progreas waa
made toward an agreement for commer
The departure of the Atlanta for her
new atation iv South Atlantic waters,
will be delayed a few days, by reason of
a change of commander. An order waß
iasued today relieving Captain Phillip
from the command of the vessel, and
ordered Captain Higginson to that duty.
Lieutenant Mason waa also detached
from the Atlanta.
W.S. McAllister.of Mississippi,chair
man of tbe national committee of the
Anti-Sub-Treasury Alliance, who has
been making a tour of the states where
hia party is atrongeat, found awaiting
him here letters from hia fellow-com
mitteemen, urging bim to poatpone the
date of the national convention called
for Memphis, Term., December 16th.
Me haa decided to do this, and today
issued a notice postponing the conven
tion to a date to be named; hereafter.
WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 9, 1891.—TEN PAGES.
THK PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
The Chapter on the Chilean Question
Will Be Vigorous.
Chicago, Dec. B.—A Washington spe
cial says: The president's coming mes
sage to congress will have one sensa
tional feature. The Chilean chapter
will be the moat vigorous utterance con
tained in an executive message for a
long while. It will ahow that the seri
ousness of the aituation haa at no time
been underestimated by tbe preaident
and Secretary Blame. There will be no
hint of recalling Miniater Egan. If any
thing ia to be aaid on that point, it will
be more likely a word of praise than
anything elee. Thequeation on which
the preaident wants to give congress the
fullest information relates to tbe
attack on the sailors of the
Baltimore, and the uneatiafactory
action of the Chilean government. The
difference between that attack and tbe
New Orleanß lynching will be fully ex
plained, and then hinta are given tbat it
may yet become necessary to present an
ultimatum to tho Chilean government.
Every naval commandant in the. United
States baa received instructions to fit
out and put in commission all the sea
going men-of-war lying in American
watera, and the result iathat two power
ful fleets now have their bows turned
toward the south. The preaident will
probably hint to congress the steps
which it may beneceasary for the United
Statea to take in order to secure repara
tion, the meaning of which ia three-fold
indemnity for the outrage, the punish
ment of the offenders and apologies to
the flag insulted.
HUBDXB Wlf.li OCT.
A Mystery That Puzzled the Chicago Po
lice Cleared Cp.
Chicago, Dec. 8. —The myatery of the
murder of Mra. Leggenhager and her
son, a couple of weeks ago, waß partly
cleared up today, and Herman Kraatz
ia'under arrest, charged with being one
of the perpetrators of the double mur
der. The police and coroner have been
at variance aa to whether the mother
or aon suicided after slaying the
other; or whether both were mur
dered by a thief or desperate debtor.
Today when the inquest waa about
finished, Kraatz betrayed nervousness
upon being queationed about his finan
cial relations with Mra. Leggenhager,
as well aa hia movements at the time of
her death. It is probable that thia
method of murder waa brought to light
by the diacovery of a robe in tbe room
where the body lay, and it ia believed
the mother and aon were smothered to
death. Kraatz ia the husband of
the dead woman's atep daugh
ter. The police are inveatigating
the whereabouts of hia two brothers
neither of whom had the most enviable
record. A curious fact ia that Kraatz'a
father and uncle yeara ago fought each
other with kniveß after a quarrel. The
uncle killed bis man, went insane and
died in an asylum. What relation, if
any, Kraatz'a wife has -to the murder of
her stepmother and brother, doea not
appear, but it is known the girl had bit
terly complained of the dead woman's
BAIN AMU SNOW.
Heavy Storms in Southern Oregon and
San Francisco, Dec. B.—The rain
storm which commenced here today ex
tends over the northern and cen
tral portions of the state, and
seems to be traveling south.
At many points the rain ia the heav
ieat of the season. Rain ia reported at
Tracy, Petaluma, Napa, Stockton,
Maryaville, Nevada, Sonoma, Oroville
and Chico. Heavy snows have fallen
in the mountaina.
Donsmoir, Cal., Dec. B.—Snow com
menced falling this morning and has
continued all day, but haa nearly
stepped now. It ia three feet deep.
Snow plowß are running ahead of all
traina. The south-bound passenger
train ia about seven hours late. The
weather ia warm and the snow ia heavy.
Ashland, Ore., Dec. B.—Unusually
heavy rain storma have prevailed in
Southern Oregon and Northern Califor
nia since last night. Heavy snows have
fallen on the Sidkiyoua, interfering aeri
oualy with traina on the Southern Pa
cific. The southbound passenger, leav
ing here at noon today, was delayed by
Bnow aud icy track five hours between
Ashland and Siakiyou, at the summit of
the mountain. Tbe northbound over
land due here 4:10 this afternoon, can
not get here until late tonight.
An Officer Sent to Investigate at Chey
St. Paul, Dec. B.—This afternoon
General Merrit sent hia aide, Lieut. O.
J. Brown. Firat cavalry, to Tongue Riv
er Indian agency, Montana, to inveati
gate the reported Indian trouble. No
trouble ia anticipated, and troops have
merely been aent aa a precautionary
Minneapolis, Dec. 8. — A Tribune
apecial from Miles City, Mont., says:
Three settlers came in from Tongue
river and say that Indians have noticed
surveyors at work locating claims, and
declare that white men shall not hold
ranchea within the reservation. Since
the escape of an Indian charged with
murder, the Indiana have been ugly aa
usual, after an arrest or attempted ar
rest. While they are in a most threat
ening mood, no actual hostilities have
yet occurred. A number of troopa are
now at the reservation.
GRAND JURY IN .1 All..
A Curious .Legal Complication at San
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. B.—There
was considerable excitement here today
over the arreat of the grand jury.
There ia a fine of $50 hanging over each
member, impoaed by Judge King, who
held that they were iv contempt in
serving an attachment on him while he
waa on the bench. An attorney acting in
their behalf left here tonight with a pe
tition to the supreme court in aession at
Tyler, for a writ of habeae corpua.
Meantime the grand jurymen are in jail.
An indignation meeting waa held by
thoae in sympathy with the grand jury
tonight. Moat of the lawyera say acting
Judge King was correct; that the grand
jury had no right to summon a judge on
tbe bench to appear as a malefactor.
A Town Burning.
St. Paul, Dec. B.—New Richland,
Wisconsin, is on fire, and help baa been
called from St. Paul. A message re
ceived expresses fear that the town will
THE FRENCH NAVY.
Unabated Activity in Build
Nearly Two Hundred Torpedo
A Submarine Fleet That Challenges
Rapld-Flrlng Guns of Superior Effective
ness— Franc c Feel* Secure From
All Foes—Foreign Mls
Associated Press Dispatches.
Paris, Dec. B.—ln the debate on the
naval estimates in the deputies today,
Barbey, minister of marine, said the
building of ships for the navy continued
with unabated activity, and within ten
years eighty one ahipa would be built,
including six ironclads and fifty awift
cruisers. Next year the navy would
have over 200 torpedo boats. France,
he said, waa the only nation that had
solved the problem of aubmarine naviga
tion, and would aoon poaaeaa a sub
marine navy that would give results as
yetunattained. New quick-firing guns,
with an effectiveneßß superior to any
thing ever before achieved, had been
added to the armaments of the re
public. In view of the extent of her
preparationa and readineaa „for war,
France ought to feel secure, he aaid.
The speech waa received with enthusi
The senate, in apiteof Minieter Roche'a
proteat, placed a tariff of 25 franca on
THE FRENCH Al' THE FAltt.
No Encouragement for Exhibitors at the
Paris, Dec. B.—The Aaaociated Preaa
correspondent haa been making in
quiries among a number of importers
concerning their participating in the
Chicago world's fair. Ernest Tourde
let, a member of the Paria chamber of
commerce, eaid, though the McKinley
bill had discouraged them greatly, they
could not abdicate from their bold on
the American markets, and the leading
French exportera would make every
effort to present excellent exhibits.
A prominent Marseilles wool exporter,
M. Hanerwein, aaid the principal man
ufacturers there did not yet ahow much
interest in the undertaking, but this
feeling may change. Another Marseilles
exporter aaid their chamber of com
nterce bad been requeated by the
French government to endeavor to at
tract exhibitors, and haa done so,
but up to the' present no demand for
apace had been regiatered. Thia proba
bly might change.
A firm of Lyons silk exportera said
there was little enthusiasm there, but
some manufacturers have aignified their
intention of participating. The slowness
ia attributed to the effects of the Ameri
A firm of upholstery manufacturers of
Roubaif aaid tbe tariff so interrupted
their trade that there ia no encourage
ment to undergo the expense necessary
to prepare an exhibit. They are con
vinced, they said, that the manufactur
ers of the north of France will generally
abstain from exhibiting.
Similar expressions aa to the lack of
advantage to French manufacturers and
merchants in making exhibita at the
Chicago exposition were made by many
other exportera and manufacturers.
THE FAMINE IN RUSSIA.
Failure of Crops Not Universal, bo, the
Outlook Is Gloomy.
Warsaw, Dec. B.—lt is learned on
good authority that the failure of cropa
in Russia ia not universal. In the
Caucaeua the harvest waa bo abundant
that grain ia rotting at the stations for
want of rolling stock to carry it away.
There is much reason to suppose that
there will be a famine next year also.
The autumn wheat was seriously in
jured by rain, and it ia very probable
that the spring cropa in many of the
eastern provinces will turn out no bet
ter than this year. Indeed the outlook
in Russia is very gloomy, and every one
ia prepared for a sad winter.
AFFAIRS IN BRAZIL.
Armed Rebellion Again Rife in the State
of Rio .Tanerto.
Rio Janerio, Dec. 8. —The situation in
the atate of Rio Janerio is becoming
critical. The opposing forcea are arming
themselves. Governor Portello holds
Nictheroy. The insurgents have eatab
liabed a provisional government and
selected Parahna aa the capital. They
are organizing for an attack on Nicthe
roy. The government ia apathetic. The
report of the failure of one important
railway will be announced tomorrow.
Dom Pedro's Body Lying in State.
Paris, Dec. 8. —Dom Pedro's body was
removed to the church of St. Madeline
today. The interior of the coffin ia
lined with white aatin. The outer cov
ering ia of black, dotted with white sil
ver atara. A pane of glaßß in the lid
allowa the face to be aeen. The inscrip
tion on the coffin plate ia in Latin, and
ia a tribute to the deceaaed aa a ruler
and aavant. An immense canopy, lined
with silver, hanga from the church roof
and the walls are draped with crape.
An Awful Night on the Channel.
London, Dec. B.—The ateamer Victo
ria, which struck the pier and was un
able to make tbe harbor laat night,
arrived safely at Dover this morning,
but was badly damaged. The passen
gers state that they passed an awful
Fire In St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, Dec. B.—Fire broke
out in Moskotelmaia street thia evening,
and is still burning fiercely. Several
chemical warehouses have been de
Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect
?it, and a large New Stock at 125 W.
fhird street. H. A. Getz.
The Union League club haa endorsed
the Agnes Booth cigar.
Pull out your dollars and invest in the following
m W m Out $5 and buy one of those
JiT W J I I I I Nobby Durable Suits, dis-
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Stretch 50c out to do the work of $1.
111 "T* $i.40, only one dollar forty
W*** 1 I fill cts., and wear one of our reg
mMmM I I uar $2 stiff hats, nobby style
No rosin required when you pull at our bargains.
iwmimi iiiiiiiiimi _ mmp. $5.25 out of your right-hand
'fell I II I pocket and get one of those
JL, 1 1 liJtm J suits now displayed in our
Tug away, we have pants that will stand the police pull.
urn a H -m~ m W m Out $10 ; look at it thought-
j j I j fully for a moment, then bring
J£ JLJJSLm* it to us; get one of our over
coats with it;
Then think of the bargain you have got.
TT TT At once for lhe corner 01
-t/ IJ jf I g Main and Requena sts. under
n the New United States hotel.
There you will find the great|
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learn that many days have been wasted by not coming direct
to ns, where from the largest assortment can be selected the
most durable furniture at prices that many retailers pay for
their small supplies.
We are now showing an exceedingly fine line of
as well as a charming selection ef
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