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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 58 FITTED OUT FOR WAR The Cruiser Sau Francisco Ready to Sail. Fully Equipped for an Active Cruise. Her Destination is the Scene of the Present Unpleasantness. While Chile In Temporizing with the United States She I* Preparing for War-Tin Situation Serious. Avoclatcd Proas Dispatches. San Francisco, Dec. 10. — The Chron icle will cay tomorrow: The cruiaer San Francisco ia lying at Mare island, ready to sail at a moment's notice, as soon as orders are received from Wash ington, and these are expected to arrive at any moment. The vessel has been provisioned and equipped with arms and ammunition to tho fullest ca pacity. • These extreme preparations about Bettlo where the cruiser is going. Her provisions are suf ficient to last for many months, even if unable to obtain supplies from shore. There is no country in tho world at present from which any difficulties in obtaining fresh provisions might be ex pected, except in Chile. The additional fact that the cruiser is carrying all the powder and ball possible, shows conclu sively that it is to leave for its destina tion with every preparation for war. CHILEAN ADVICKS. The Inquiry Into the Italtlmore Affair Nearly Completed. Nbw York, Dec. 15.—The Herald's Valparaiso cable says: I have semi official information that Judge of Crimes Foster will conclude his inquiry into the Baltimore affair this week, and his re port will form the subject of considera tion by the government immediately after President Montt assumes office, December 20th. Judge Foster today handed in a report in the case of Pat rick Shields, an Irish fireman of the American vessel Keweenaw, who, it is alleged, was brutally treated by the Valparaiso police. The report goes to the procurator fiecal for an opinion be fore the judge pronounces judgment in tho case. Balmaceda's minister of war, Vel asquet, was released on bail today for appearance before the court when re quired. This disposition of his case would seem to remove the existence of any good reason why the refugees at the American legation should not be sur rendered on the same terms. The procurator, it is alleged, has found a document empowering Frank Egan, son of Minister Egan, to act with full authority 83 attorney for the North and South American Construction com pany. The document is witnessed by Notary Woll, and was tiled in the King's county* New York, clerk's oflice, on June 9,1891. This is the same com pany whose transactions have antago nized Chileans generally against all American interests. An army of locusts from Argentine is invading the district of Minniac, on the southern frontier of Chile. The notorious Baron De Cariviere has left Bolivia for California, to push a mining scheme. PREPARING FOR WAR. Why Chile Delay* Her Response to the United States. New York, Dec. 10.—The Herald's Washington special says: From talk in the department yesterday, it appears that information has been received from good authorities in and about Chile, that the Chileans are delaying their response to our demand for information concerning the Valparaiso incident, for tho pirpase of g.iining time in which to prepare for war with this country. The opinion was freely ad vanced that President Harrison would in all likelihood take measures to checkmate Chile in this matter by send ing a special message to congress within the next two weeks, reciting the fact that an explanation and reparation had been demanded of Chile and proclaiming the necessity of informing Chile that this country would resort to extreme measurer if the desired re sponse is further delayed beyond a rea sonable aud specified time. The wisdom of this course, it is argued, would be apparent, because it would take the Chileans short-handed and would prevent them from taking possession of their best battleship, the Captain Pratt. This vessel is now build ing in France, and cannot be finished in less than two months or more. If in the meanwhile President Harrison and con gress should cause a declaration of war by the United Stales against Chile, it would prevent France from delivering tho Captain Pratt to Chile, and would leave New York and our other Atlantic cities free'from the danger of bombard ment by that vessel. CHILE'S REPLY. Surprising; Character of America's Ac tion on the Valparaiso Affair. London, Dec. 16. —The Times corres pondent in Paris sends to his paper a column dispatch giving the text of Chile's reply to President Harrison's message. In commenting upon the "Surprising character of America's ac tion," tho correspondent says: "Tho violence of President Harrison's mes sage would be repugnant to Euro pean ideas, even if they only affected Chile. If, However, the Americans went to war for a sailors' quarrel, Eu rope might witness a spectacle so singu lar that it would relieve the monotony of the present times. America having refused to sign the treaty against pri vateering, Chile will be entitled to equip her entire mercantile marine, even American built vessels, as privat eers. Happily this is a mere hypothe sis. President Harrison's message ia merely a rhetorical display." IHacuaaiuu Declined. • Rome, Dec. 16.—When Bignor Imbri . ana interpellation on Italy's relations with the United States came up in the chamber of deputies today, the cham ber, on demand of Premier Rudini, de clined to discuss the matter. THE FOPE'S AIAI. He Desires to Conciliate Chnrch and State In France. Romk, Dec. 10. —Temps prints an ac count of an interview with the pope on the French ecclesiastical question. Ac cording to this account, the pope said his aim was to encourage conciliation and he would have been better pleased if the letter of archbishop of Aix had been an isolated manifestation of opin ion. He was much affected by the at tacks made upon the French pil grims in Rome, and pained to learn that the pilgrimages of French Catholics were stopped by ministeral order. The French government, he thought, erred in prosecuting the arch bishop of Aix. Minister Fallieres ought simply to have written a trenchant re ply. The prosecution of the archbishop, instead of promoting peace between state and church, tended to cause en mity. Death of a Spaulsh Citizen. Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 10.—Hon. P. J. Jermillo, who was a member of the ter ritorial constitutional convention and several years a legislator, died today. He was an influential and wealthy Span iard, and famous as a champion of the American public school. Culima's Activity. City ok Mexico, Dec. 10.—There was a fresh eruption of Colima volcano to day, accompanied by a violent shaking of the surrounding country. A number of houses collapsed. Slight earthquake shocks were felt in Jalisco and Aca pulco. AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE. HORRORS OF THK TKAFFIC IN • HUMAN CHATTELS. Terrible Tales of Cruelties Related by Missionaries in the Dark Continent— The Bodies of Murdered Captives~Fod to Hyenas. Cologne, Dec. 10. —At a meeting of the African society here, today, Canon Kespes read extracta from the diaries of African missionaries, which told of re volting cruelty in connection with slave-hunting in the neighborhood of Lake Tanganyika. One of the state ments read was as follows: "The notorious slave-hunter, Maka tubo, brought back 2000 natives as the result of his last expedition to Karema. The wretched people were chained in batches of a score.. They were like living skeletons. While the caravan was traversing the Kirando country, where there was famine, the marchiDg slaves were obliged, through hunger, to dig up and eat roots which animals refused to eat. Hundreds died of hunger, fever or dysentery. A large number of women and children, whose weakness impeded the march, weie drowned. Laggards through illness were killed with cudgels at the rrate of ten to fifty daily. At night they were sheltered in roofless huts, while goats taken along were kept in covered stables. Every morning the bodies of those who died during the night were dragged out and thrown to the hyenas which followed the camp. Many poor creatures were covered with burns and sores as the result of punish ment inflicted." Similar accounts are given of cruelty practiced by other slave-hunters. The missionaries ransom salves, plac ing the sick in the hospital whenever possible. HANGED HIMSELF. A Itroken Down Hank President Com mits Suicide. Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 10.— Hen ry Marshall Kingman, until recently vice-president and cashier of the First National bank of Chicago, committed suicide here today by hanging. He was compelled eighteen months ago to give up business on account of ill health, going to <Vlma, Mich, for treatment. In September last a friend frustrated his attempt to cut his throat with a razor. Recently he had been, living here with his cousin, Mrs. Fran Chapin. His remains will be taken to Dubuque, lowa, for interment, the deceased hav ing been born there. It is thought his brain was affected by his disease, nerv ous prostration. IT LOOKS SUSPICIOUS. Driver Creighton Suspected of Standing In With His Robbers. Chicago, Dec. 10.—Today brought only faint clues to the perpetrators of last night's sensational mail robbery. The booty ia now estimated at $2500. An interesting statement is made by a woman who was attending a wake in a house on a corner of the alley where the robbery was committed. She says she saw the mail wagon turn into the alley, but saw no robbers. The inference is that Driver Creighton went into the alley of his own accord. The police ac cept this as evidence that Creighton was not altogether ignoraut of the am bush. The River Congress. Kansas City, Dec. 10.—Governor Thayer called the river congress to order at 10:30 this morning. The report of the committeo on rules and order of business was presented aud adopted without debate. W. F. Switzer aud Mr. Berlin of Missouri addressed the con vention. After a number of spirited addresses the report of the committee on resolu tions was read. It demands an appro priation of $0,000,000 a year for the Missouri and $7,000,000 a year for Miss issippi river improvements. It was adopted after some discussion. Methodism Suppreaeed In Vienna. » Vienna, Dec. 16.—The magistracy of this city, at the instance of tbe public prosecutor, have issued a decree com manding the closing of the Methodist church here; also prohibiting Pastor Roesch from preaching anywhere in the city, on the ground that his "Method istic" denunciation of the masses as "blasphemous fables and dangerous con ceits," is an insult against tbe Catholic religion, which is recognized by the state. THURSDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 17, 1891.—TEN PAGES OLD SLEUTH LAWSON New Evidence Unearthed in the Ivett Case. August Olsen May Yet Be Con victed of the Crime. A Ventura Editor Thumped by an Irate Minion of the Law. President Harrison Expected to Com mute the Sentence of the Indians Awaiting Death In the Los Angeles .(all. Associated Preßs Dispatches. Merced, Cal., Dec. 10.—It has just leaked out that the grand jury which adjourned last week until January ISth, has been investigating the Ivett murder case. While it is not positively known what evidence has been introduced be fore the jury, it is rumored that it iB of a sensational character. A detective at tached to Lawson'a agency, and Lawson himself, have for months been working on the case, and it is alleged that tbe evidence they have unearthed is con clusive and corroborative of the eircutn stantial'evidence introduced at the fa mous Olsen trial, which took place here last April. It is alleged that on the night, of the murder, Olsen went to the room of an intimate of a house of ill fame at La Grange at 2 a. m., and after washing the blood off his bands and face, changed his shirt; then remained in the house until about daybreak ; then crossed the river to his mother's home. Through strategy the woman was induced to tell what she knew about the matter to two confi dential friendß. With a slight clue of what became of Olaen's shirt, Lawson's agents removed an outhouse in the rear of the house in La Grange last week, and on clearing out the excavation, the shirt was found at the bottom of the hole. The shirt had blood on it. Further dis closures are expected, as it is rumored that Lawson has further evidence, and that warranta are out for the co-con spirators who, it is alleged, with Olsen conspired to kill Ivett. AN EDITOR THUMPED.] Dr. Bowers Assaulted at Ventura by a. Deputy Sheriff. Vkutura, Dec. 10.—This morning while the editor of the Daily Observer was in his office, writing at his table, Charles L. Waaon, a deputy sheriff of this county, came in, closing the door and using insulting language. Dr. Bow era ordered him out, still remuininc 6eated at the table, with his back ana aide turned to Wason. While in this position, the latter struck him with all his force, knocking him forward on the table, and follow ing it with half a dozen severe blowa. As soon aa Bowers could recover himself Waaon retreated through the front door and made tracks for the court house. The people are in dignant over the assault, and Dr. Bowers has been visited by scores in his oflice today. Wason's ire had been aroußed by criticisms of Observer on the waste of tbe people's money about the court house, but the paper had made no personal attack ou him, Wa son is a stout man and weighs 200 pounds. Dr. Bowers is also a muscular man and fearless, and though twice Wasson's age, could easily cope with him. Sympathy is decidedly with the editor. WILL NOT HANG. The President Will Commute the Sen- tence of the Yuma Murderers. Yuma, Ariz., Dac. 10.—A telegram has been received here from Col. George Christ, now in Washington, Baying lie had seen President Harrison and felt sure the sentence of the Yuma Indians would be commuted from death penalty to imprisonment. The Indians, three in number, were convicted in the United States court of Southern California, hav ing murdered a medicine man of their tribe last December. Petitions were Bent to the president asking commuta tion of their sentence and signed by prominent citizens. [The Indians above referred to are the ones now awaiting the inflction of the death penalty iv the Los Angeles county jail on the 14th prox.—Ed.] MRS. WARD'S DILEMMA. A Christian Science Healer Held Re sponsible for a Young Man's Death. San Bernardino, Dec. 16.—George Lord, Jr., died of brain fever. He waß sick about ten days. Mrs. George Ward, a Christian scientist, was em ployed aa a nurse. A doctor was called laßt Wednesday. He made three visits that day and was informed that night that he need not come again. Mrs. Ward took charge of the patient and treated him, and would not allow his aged father and mother to see him. The coroner's jury held Mrs. Ward responsi ble for Lord's death, and Distiict Attor ney Fording will file a complaint against her, charging her with manslaughter. The Native Sons, of which organization he was a member, will employ tbe best counsel obtainable to prosecute the caße. HELD UP THE DEALER. A Faro Hank Robbed by a Masked Man at Marysvlile. Mahysvillk, Cal., Dec.l6.—This even ing about 0 o'clock a man wearing a handkerchief over his face went into 0. Banion'a faro room and presented a pis tol at the head of the dealer, and warning the two other occupants of the room not to move, demanded all the money in the drawer in the table. It was passed out to him and the man backed out, and hastily moving down stairs was lost sight of. His identity ia shrouded in mystery. He obtained $275. STEAMBOAT TIE-CP. Commerce on I'ujet Sound Paralyzed by a Back-Actlon tfoycutt. Seattle, Dec. 16.—The steamboat tie-up which has paralyzed the com merce of the sound for the past forty eight hours, came to an end tonight. The boycott declared on Captain Mc- Alpine by the Marine Engineers' association, who were in turn boycotted by the Pilot and Captains'association, was declared temporarily off this after noon by a joint committee meeting of the two associations. Word was at once sent to boat owners, and tonight all the boats are running. The loss to the transportation companies will run into thousands. SNOW BOUND TOURISTS. Santa Fe Trains Tied Up in New Mexico. A Terrible Snowstorm. Santa Fe, Dec. 10.—All the through trains on the Santa Fe route have been tied up at various points between Las Vegas and Raton tunnel for the past four days, owing to the worst enow blockade known in years. The snow is two to four feet deep on the level, and drifted badly. Hundreds of Pacific coast and east-bound passengers are in the blockade. Trains began moving to night. It is believed they will now get through without further delay. Raton, Dec. 16. —The heaviest snow storm ever known in this section, ac companied by a tierce gale, has raged since Monday morning. It is drifted as high as thirty-five feet. Railroad traffic has been suspended for twenty-four hours past, anil all the roads are block aded. ISlissburg is completely isolated. The wires are down and the tracks are covered with three feet of snow. Cattle will suffer severely. Prospects tonight are good for a cessation of the storm. The Itruner Indictments Quashed. San Francisco, Dec. 15.—The supreme court today served Judge Wallace with a writ of prohibition, directing the judge not to proceed with the trial oi the in dictments against Elwood Bruner. Judge Wallace made an order declaring the two indictments against Bruner quashed and his bondsmen exonerated. STRIKERS SUCCESSFUL. ATL ANTIC AND PACIFIC TRAINS AGAIN MOVING. The Telegraphers Granted their Demands. No Important Developments in the Southern Pacific Strike—A Tie Up of the Texas Pacific Threatened. Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 16.—The Atlantic and Pacific railroad company have conceded all the striking operators' demands. The following order, addressed to Su perintendent Gable, of the Atlantic and pacific, was issued by President Manve!, of the Santa F6, at noon today: "Sign and accept schedule presented by operators and dispatchers, namely : Operators, JBO per month, twelve hours' work and ext.'a; dispatchers, $150 for eight hours' work, and chief dispatch ers, $175 per month and no trick work." The schedule was signed at 4 o'clock, and at 4:05 trains began to move on the Atlantic and Pacific. The tele graphers claim to have secured every concession demanded. SOUTHERN PACIFIC STRIKERS. San Francisco, Dec. 16. —There were no developments in the railroad tele graphers' strike this morning, beyond the fact that one man left his station at Spadra, Les Angeles county. General Manager Towne of the Southern Pacific states that of two men who struck on the Salt Lake division one has been re instated at his own application. Towne says all the men who make application and agree to conform to the rules of the company, will be taken back. A URCI'I.AK TO OPERATORS. PoßtKßfb, Dec. 10.—It is underetood that a message has been Bent to all the operators of the Southern Pacilic com pany's lines in Oregon by the officers of the order of Railroad Telegraphers, to the effect that operators who do not join tbe order of Railway Telegraphers will not be taken care of when the present trouble is settled, and that operators who will go out will be taken care of by the order and put back in their places. THE TEXAS PACIFIC THREATENED, Denver, Col., Dec. 16. —A telegram re ceived here from Albuquerque, N. M., this morning, says the Texas Pacific op erators held a meeting here late last night and decided to quit work at mid night tonight unlesß the demands of the Southern Pacific operators were granted before that hour. This decision will af fect the entire Texas system. The order of Railway Telegraphers in this city called a meeting for tonight for the pur pose of taking some action regarding the Southern Pacific strike. MOTHER SEALS SLAUGHTERED. Wanton Destruction of Seal Life at the l'rlbylov Islands. San Francisco, Dec. 10 —Ounalaska adviceß to December sth were received here by the revenue cutter Rush, which returned yesterday from Bering sea. The advices state that with the depart ure of the seals aouthward, an opportu nity was given of inspecting the rooker ies at the' seal islands, and that more than ten thousand were found dead, ap parently from starvation. The indis criminate slaughter of seals, without re gard to sex, it ia contended, deprived the young seals of their dams and their natural sustenance. Inquiry at the Pribylov islands disclosed the fact that no vessel, other than passing whalers, had been sighted since the departure ot the Rush in September, and it is thought the report of intended raids by seal poachers was unfounded, or else that the latter thought better of the project and gave it up. La Grippe Subsiding;. Hollister, Cal., Dec. 10.—The grippe epidemic is rapidly subsiding. The dis ease haa appeared here in a very mild form. The report that 400 cases occured here within the last two days, is un true. The Wealth of Oregon. Salem, Ore., Dec. 16.—The total value of the taxable property of the state, as returned by the county assessors, is $126,000,000. Good values in Fine Tailoi ing a Perfect Fit, and a large New Stock at 125 W. Third street. H. A. Getz. The Union League club has endorsed the Agnes Booth cigar. 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