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VOL. 37.—N0. 58
The Cruiser Sau Francisco
Ready to Sail.
Fully Equipped for an Active
Her Destination is the Scene of the
Present Unpleasantness.
While Chile In Temporizing with the
United States She I* Preparing
for War-Tin Situation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.]
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.
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
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
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Mad as a wet Hen.
That's What We are and we
Want you all to know it.
W r e've got our Reasons too.
We're going to discharge
Every Suit and Overcoat in
Our Stock. W r e don't like
the Way Some of
Them acted this Past Week,
So out they go, Every one,
Boys and all. We won't
Keep urn. So if you want
any of them come quick.
We're going to fire urn,
won't Have anything more to
Do with urn; only wrap
them up in Bundles and let
You take them away.
They have Lost their Job and
will suit you to a T.
Sew Golden Eagle Clotif low,
ADLER & FRANK, Props. ED. B. WEBSTER, Manager."
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learn that many days have been wasted by not coming direct
to us, 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 line line of
as well as a charming selection of
and, in fact, all kiuds of floor coverings. Do you need any
rugs? We have a large line of exquisite \
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