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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 56. A HEALTHY GROWTH. A Prosperous Year for the Federation of Labor. Annual Convention of the Order at Birmingham, Ala. Trouble With the Pacific Coast Federated Trades. The Dynamtter'a Head at Last Iden tified—Bdward M. Field Ar rested—General Eastern Happening*. Associated Press Dispatches. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 14. — The eleventh annual national convention of the Federation of Labor convened this morning, being called to order by Presi dent (rompers. About 150 delegates were present from All parts of the United States and Can ada. Only routins business was trans acted today. President (rompers, in calling the conventioa to order, said he would re serve the delivery of his annual address until tomorrow. He then delivered a beief address of welcome. The growth of the organization during the past year, he said, had been phenomenal, and the delegates before him repre sented more tlian three-quarters of a million of organized laborers. Gompers, in conclusion, said much yet remained to be done, as combina tions against labor can only be success fully coped with by a compact and thorough organization of the wage workers. "The perpetuity of the insti tutions of our country, freedom of the citizens, the burden upon our sisters, the cry of the children for relief demand that we labor with all our power to re lieve ourselves from the great wrongs by which we are surrounded." At the conclusion of the president's address the convention went into exec utive session. General Secretary Evans, in presenting the annual report, said, while trade unions are doing noble work in the line of reform, they are not mak ing as rapid progress as they should, and renewed efforts were urged. The report showed that during the term ending October .'list, 24(5 charters had been issued to unions in thirty states. Charters had also been granted to ten national unions, making a total of 250 during the year. The receipts of the year were $21,344, and the expendi tures, $13, Kit), leaving a balance of $8158. The statement was rendered notable, by showing that the total out lay for salaries on account of organiza tion, with hundreds of branches and a membership of three-quarters of a mill ion, was only $4500. 'In regard to the Council of Federated Trades of the Pacific coast, the commit tee on credentials referred the question of admitting the delegates directly to the convention itself. The San Fran cisco case is the most important ques tion likely to come before the conven tion, with the possible exception of the boycott. Delegate Carter did not wish to oppose the seating of the San Francisco delegates, but 1 c questioned the wisdom of such action. They should be careful leat tiiey encourage insubor dination. They should not let sympathy lead them astray. Delegate Valentine of San Francisco believed if any local union was guilty of insubordination, it should be suspended. The San Francisco federation had been suspended for not paying an assessment, not on account of the money involved, because they knew it was unjust. Money was no object in the matter. Delegate Jones offered a resolution that a special committee he appointed to consider the San Francisco case, aud after a prolonged discussion, the resolu tion was adopted. The president ap pointed Blackmore, Byron, Smead, Kwlkncr and Shiels as the committee, witli instructions to report tomorrow. THE DVNAJIITER'B HEAD. Mr. and Mr*. Norcrots Identify It at That of Their Son. New York, Dec. 14 —Coroner Mess nier is reoorted as having announced that there were no fillings in the teeth of the dead dynamiter whose head is at the morgue. Inspector Byrnes hesitates to acknowledge the Boston identification of the dead crank, and the belief has been created that the officials are disgruntled aud jealous of the reporters, who outstripped the officials in the identification of the head. A Boston dentist who attended to the teeth of Norcross stated that they were filled. This was the situation today. A dispatch to the Associated Press from Bostou tonight stated that Dr. Edward Coggins, who had been Norcross's dentist ten years, says: " I have a record on my books of nine fillings, inserted for Norcross, six in the upper and three in the lower jaw." The examination of the bomb-throw er'a head was confined to the teeth, and contradicts Messmer's alleged state ment, and agrees with the showing from the books of the Boston dentist. According to the statements of Nor erosu's intimate Boston friends, his brain had been affected by the excessive and regular use of camphor, alum and sulphur, which he asserted had a great effect in keeping a man in excellent health. He kept camphor in a small bottle, which, frequently taking from his pocket, he would remove the cork and with his finger transfer the liquid to his tongue, repeating the process sev eral times, saying it was a most effica cious preventive of disease. The father and mother of Henry L. Norcross, of Boston, arrived here late to night and will visit the morgue tomor row. At 1 o'clock this (Tuesday) morning Mr. and Mrs. Norcross went to the morgue and positively identified the head as that of their missing son. The old lady was very much affected and hysterical. They gay there is no doubt as to the identity, the fillings in the teeth and other points convincing them. KUlutt'a Answer. Nt.w Yoaic, Deo. 14.—jElliott, chair man of the committee Appointed at a previous meeting of the presbytery, to prepare an answer to the protest of Dr. Van Dyke, in the case of Briggs. sub mitted an answer against Van Dyke, maintaining that the presbytery com mittee which prosecuted the charges, is a commit teeof original jurisdiction, and may carry the charges before higher bodies without further reference to the presbytery. INSANE OK SHIMMING. Edward M. Field Arretted on a Crim inal Charge. Nkw Yokk, Dec. 14. —Edward M. Field, son of (Jyrus W. Field and part ner in the bankrupt firm of Field, hind ley, Wiechers A Co., was arrested to night by detectives on an indictment charging him with grand larceny in the first degree. He was locked up at police headquarters. Field was taken at the private asylum in which he has been confined since the collapse of the firm. From orders given by the district attorney it would seem that lie does not place absolute credence in the belief that Field is so insane as to be irresponsible for his acts. He will be arraigned to-morrow. Nicoll gave the following statement to-night: "In view «f the repeated charges made in the press I deem it my duty, without awaiting complaint by the parties inter ested and said to have been defrauded. Mr. Field may be insane. If he is it must be proved as the defense to an in dictment in the usual way. No man ever charged with crime can avoid prosecution by being committed to a private insane asylum." LA GRIPPE'S KAVAGES. Inllneiiza Epidemic in a Mild Form All Over the Country. Chicago, Dec. 41. —Special dispatches from a number of the larger cities of the country from New York to San Francisco show that on account ot the prevailing mild, damp weather, la grippe is again prevailing. At soiu9 points it is quite severe, while at others, while epidemic, it is of a mild forrc. Governor-elect Mc- Kinley is suffering from an attack of the malady at Canton, Ohio. Canton, 0., Dec. 14. —Major McKin ley, who has been seriously ill with la grippe, is much better tonight, I'ictall'ma, Cal., Dec. 14. —On account of prevalent colds and influenza the pub lic schools of this city were today or dered closed until after the holidays. Hollihter, Cal., Dec. 14. —The health officers and physicians report over forty cases of la grippe in this town and the immediate vicinity. Many are of a se rious nature. E. J. Turner, a promin ent horeemau, died from this complaint this morning. The changeable weather of the past few weeks has caused much sickness of this character. MILWAUKEE IN THK HACK, The City of lleer Wants the Big Demo cratic Convention. Milwaukee, Dec. 14.—One hundred citizens representing capital of several million dollars, today signed their names to a guaranteo fund of $100,000 to pay the expenses of the Democratic national convention, should Milwaukee secure it. A "booming" committee of one hun dred was chosen to go to Washington. The members of the committee will wear dark suite, with cream-colored trimmings, and ciie of the big breweries will send a carload of beer to the capi tal for free distribution. An architect who examined the exposition building, says it has a capacity for accommodat ing 27,000 persons. THE FLORIDA. TRAGEDY. No Clue Vet to the Perpetrator of the Horrible Crime. Jacksonville, Fla., December 14.— Investigation into the New Smyrna tragedy continues. It is now certain Miss Bruce had a terrible struggle with her assailant. The floors of both rooms in the cottage are covered with blood. On the curtains and walls blood is spat tered thick. When the clearing up of the rooms betran, blood was carried out in dippers. The conviction is growing that the murders were ..committed by somebody belonging to this neighbor hood, or at least familiar with the prem ises and the surrounding country. ONLY ON X ESCAPED. The Sole Survivor of a Slilpwi ecke J Crew Comes Home. San Francisco, Dec. 12.— tfeorge Mer chant, mite of the schooner Beadle, which was run down by a large steamer in the China sea, last August, has ar rived in the city on his way to visit his brother in Fresno. He and a seaman named May were the only ones who escaped from the schooner. May died from injuries, and Merchant was picked up insensible from the water by a Chi nese junk. DOWN AN EMBANKMENT. A Santa Fe Train Wrecked In Texas- Many Passengers Hart. Gainsvillk, Tex., Dec. 14. —The north bound train on the Santa Fe rolled down a steep embankment today near Paul's Valley. The news was not received un til late tonight, and the extent of the damage cannot be learned, but it is un derstood that a number of passengers were seriously injured. Another llecord Meeting. Stockton, Dec. 14.—The kite-shaped track is in tine condition, and as the weather is pleasant the directors of the Agricultural society announce another record meeting on Thursday. Millard Sanders will be here with two Sidney colts, and it is expected the Fresno yearling, Athadore, will come to trot against his record of 2 :27. An Alleged Embezzler. Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 14.—The dis trict attorney has filed suits against the boudsmen of ex-Sheriff and Collector Frank Chanese, to recover $45,000 al leged to be due the county. The Largest Cutton Planter Dead. Vicksburo, Miss., Dec. 14. —John P. Richards of East Carroll parish, La., the largest individual cotton planter in the world, died today. Wire Spring Work* Burned. Joliet, Hi., Dec. 14.—The extensive plant of the Watkins Wite Spring com pany, in Lockport, burned this morning. Loss, $80,000. True Billi. Pittsbueg, Dec. 14.—The grand jvjry today returned true bills in the Quay libel suits against the Post Publishing company and its editor and proprietor. TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 15. 1891.—TEN PAGES. STAID BY HIS SHIP. Wreck of the British Mail Steamer Moselle. Self-Sacrificing Conduct of Her Gallant Captain. The Loss of the Maggie Ross on the Oregon Coast. Survivora of the Wreck Toll a Thrill ing Story—Tacoma Bank Bob ber* Seuteneed—Other Coast News. Associated Press Dispatches. San Fiiancisco, Dec. 14.—The Post this evening has an account of the loss of the British mail steamer Moselle of Colon early in November. 'Dip Moselle was bound from Port Simon to Colon, and in addition to mail carried a nun-" ber of passengers. A sudden gale drove the vessel in shore andheavy seas threw her orl to the rocks, where she narrowly escaped breaking up. Captain Rowsell and First Mate Wooter succeeded in calming the passengers till morning, when boats were launched and the pas sengers and crew embarked, leaving the captain all alone with the wreck. They landed safely at Colon. The steamer Avon put out to the Moselle, but could hail nobody on board, and being unable to reach the vessel on account of heavy seas and her dan gerous position, finally returned. Bea con fires were lighted, and some time after dark Captain Rowsell was seen to leap from the vessel and strike out for the shore. Fifth Officer Millar tied a rope about his waist and swam from the shore to assist him, but just before he reached him, Captain Rowsell sank. Millar was drawn back to the shore, senseless and bleeding. FATE OF THK MAGGIE ROSS. A Thrilling Story Told by Three Res cued Seamen. Marhhfield, Ore., Dec. 14. —The schooner Annie Gee, which has been ly ing outside Coos Bay bar 'for the past five days, arrived in this city in tow at noon today. The Gee had on board three of the sailors rescued from the dis abled steamer Maggie Boss, which was towed into Yaquina Bay last Friday. F. Bokland, one of the rescued men, said : "As we showed around Cape Arago, Sunday night, a storm struck us from the eouthwest with great fury, blowing away the sails. From that time we were at the mercy of the gale and every wave dashod over the v«wo! Next day at 12 we cut away the deck load of lumber, which carried the houses and everything with it. Steward Anen sen was killed Tuesday, being crushed by the lower house. Both ships boats were stove in and unseaworthy. The Annie Gee came up with us Tuesday morning and sent out her boat, which five of us, including Captain Marshall and the engineer,managed to reach, not, however, until the second mate was lost overboard. Two of us had both legs broken, and the others of the boat were lost. The captain and engineer, at their request, were for the third time returned to the Ross, preferring to risk their lives on board the disabled vessel rather than in the frail ship's boat. 'I will take my chances aboard ship ' were the last words of Captain Marshall. We left them with one man dead on deck, one ovesboard, and sev eral others seriously injured. With piecesof fence-boards which we managed to pick up, we struggled for hours, with our boat tilling and almost sinking until we were finally picked up by the Annie Uee. Captain Marshall seemed to be more anxious for the safety of the crew than for himself. It is possible that they constructed a raft, as that was talked of as a last resort, though lack of material and their crippled condition may have prevented this. There is yet a chance for them, but I have little hope." Henry Berntzen and Hans Anderson, the two injured seamen, are now lying in the marine hospital here, each having both legs broken. They will probably recover. SENTENCE FBONOUNCUD. Bank Bobber Albertson and His Accom plice Sent to the Penitentiary. Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 12.—Edward Al bertson, the defaulting cashier of the Fidelity Trust company of this city was today sentenced to ten years in the peni tentiary, by Superior Judge Allyn. Fred N. Chandler, Albertson's friend and ac complice, was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary. In September last, Albertson took about $20,000 of the bank's money, and being unable to replace it, he took about $000,000 worth of the bank's securities, and after changing the combination of the safe, left the city. Next day Presi dent Wallace of the Fidelity Trust com pany received a note from Albertson agreeing to return the eecuiities of the bank, if the bank officers would sign an agreement granting him immunity from arrest. In his note, Albertson di rected the president of the bank how to reach the place acroßS the bay from Ta coma where he was in hiding. Accord ingly President Wallace took a boat and went to the place, as directed by Albert sou, aud there found Chandler, to whom he gave an agieement in return for the bank securities. Albertson and Chanc ier then wandered about in the moun tains for two or three weeks, finally go ing to Coos Bay, where they were cap tured September 11th, Albertson being shot by one of the deputies who made the arrest. Both men were brought here and pleaded guilty. In sentencing Albertson Judge Allyn said the plea of necessity which drove him to the crime was not valid. As to the argument of the high standing he enjoyed in the community .this would not he considered as a plea for clemency. T c defendant had little reason to ad dress tae court for mercy. So far as the court was concerned, the higher the previous standing of the criminal in the community the lees consideration would' be shown him. Addressing Chandler, the court said: "Yours is not bo much of a crime as a mistake. You were influenced by your friend and by your loyalty to your friend." Alberteon and Chandler will be taken to the penitentiary to-morrow. THK 'FKISCO GRAND JURY. It la Not Probable That Judge Wallace Will Impanel a New One. San Fkancihco, Dec. 14.—Superior Judge Wallace was asked today if, in view of the supreme court's decision, he would impanel a new grand jury, lie stated that he had not been fully ap prised of the supreme court's decision, and if it appeared that the decision wfb not only against further proceedings in the Bruner case, but also against further proceedings by the grand jury, it might be necessary for him to take some action, lie would not ask, however, for a rehearing in the Bruner case. Judge Wallace stated that his term as presiding judge expired in Jan uary, und it might inconvenience his successor to appoint a new jury now. A remittitur in the Bruner case wili issue when applied for. It is said the grand jury may report as .hough the supreme court had not decided against its legality, and that '4beir report may be looked for on Fri f - la\ at the latest. !>!•:»!.,; I ICJ> TICKKRS. All the Southern} l'actllc Telegraphers Ordered! to Htrlhe. - W San Fkancihco, Dec. 14. —Acting Deputy Grand Chief Ramsey of the Order of Railroau Telegraphers of North America, has issued an order for astrike of all the members on the entire Pacific system of the Southern Pacific com pany, beginning tomorrow morning. The grievances are said to bs the South ern Pacific's opposition to the order of telegraphers, and its demand that tele graphers sign an affidavit that they are not members and will not become mem bers of the order. Toi'eka, Kan., Dec. 14. —Information has been received here to the effect that the Southern Pacific railway has sup plied the places of all the striking tele graphers with new men, and that the Western Union has put in new men at El Paso. THK VITIOULTITRIBTB. They Demand a Collective Exhibit of Wines at Chicago. San Francisco, Dec. 14. —The state viticultural commissioners met today with George West as chairman, and passed resolutions to the memory of G. G. Blanchard, who was commissioner from El Dorado district. They then ad journed until next Thursday, when the semi-annual meeting will be held. The world's fair committee of the commission also met, and decided to ask the world's fair commissioners to have a collective exhibit of California wines and brandies at the Chicago ex hibition. The vitieulturhts are strongly opposed to having the wines of the dif ferent counties exhibited separately with tl)e other products oi eaid coun ties. A SENSATIONAL SCENB. The Mayor of San Jose Jumps the City Attorney. San Jose, Dec. 14. —There was a sen sational scene in the council chamber tonight. Mayor Rucker filed charges against the city attorney, W. B. Hardy, alleging incompetency, and that he had received money from an individual in terested in connection with a suit. Hardy was ordered searched by the mayor, but no weapon waß found upon him, lie then denounced Mayor Ruck er, and said he was ready to fight any time. THE COAST LINK. A Sign That Work Will Begin on the Misßing Link at Once. Paso Roul.es, Cal., Dec. 14.—A tele gram this afternoon from the head quarters of the Southern Pacific Rail road company to the Central Milling company at King City, orders 500 bar rels of flour sent to Santa Margarita for the completion of the gap between tiiat place and Ellwood. Tins means that work will commence at once on the road. New Steamship Schedule. San Francisco, Dec. 14. —The new time schedule of the Pacific Mail Steam ship company, carrying United States mails on contracts under-the new postal law, has been made public. It will go into effect January 5, 1892, with the sailing of the steamer San Juan for Pan ama, and the time will hereafter be shortened four days, or from twenty, at present, to sixteen. There will be two regular mail steamers each month, sail ing on the sth and 25th. These vessels will call at San Diego on the way south. Jumped Overboard. San Francisco, Dec. 12.—While tem porarily insane, John G. Holtz, a paper hanger, jumped overboard yesterday afternoon from the steamer Los Angeles, which arrived from Eureka this morn ing. The steamer was then off Fort Bragg. Boats were lowered and Holtz Was rescued, nine minutes after he struck the water. He was a native of Eureka. California Beet Sugar Output. San Francisco, Dec. 14.—The three beet sugar factories in this state have closed down for the season, and a state ment of the amount of sugar made has been sent to the internal revenue office. The total production from the three factories was 8,070,138 pounds. 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