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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 59. DAMON AND PYTHIAS Blame and Harrison Posing as Bosom Friends. Steve Elkins Is Their Happy Go-Between. .lingo Declares Himself on the Pres idential Question. He Will Take the Nomination If It (omci to Him Spontaneously—Oth erwise Itennle Is Welcome to the Kmpty Honor. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Dec. 17.—Tho Post to morrow, in commenting on the nomina tion of Stephen B. Elkins as secretary of war, will say: Elkins was offered the portfolio last spring and again last summer, but de clined botlftimes, stating that he could not accept it while Nathan Goffof West Virginia was unprovided for; that the latter should bo recognized for the time and money spent by him in endeavoring to promote the interests of the Republi can party in West Virginia. A few weeks ago he was again tendered the position, coupled with tbe assurance that God would get a circuit judgeship, lie then went to call upon Mr. Blame. "What effect," asked Elkins, in the course of the talk, "would my appoint ment have on your presidential chances next year?" "Absolutely none," was Blame's re ply. "Ah I feel at present, 1 shall not be a candidate for the nomination. If, however, there should come to me from the Republican party an overwhelming expression demanding that I accept the nomination, I may feel constrained to put aside my personal feelings and accept the nomination. In that case Mr. Harrison will be for me, and there will be no impropriety in your be ing my friend also. On the other hand, should Mr. Harrison beth<3 nominee, I will not be in the race, and therefore you will be his friend. I cannot see how your acceptance or declination will change the condition of things in the slightest degree, and I would advise you to accept the appointment." Whereupon Elkins accepted. Dus Moinkh, la., Dec. 17. —J.S.Clark- boq, chairaian of tbe Republican na tional committee, and Sergeant-at-Arms Meek were given a reception here to night. Speaking of tbe candidates, Clarkson said the Republican candidate would be the man the people wanted, and would be a man of victory. Someone suggested Blame. "Either he or Harrison would make a great leader, and would win," Clarkson re sponded. Regarding Blame's health, Clarkson said he was hale and hearty, and added : ''So is Harrison." Milwaukee, Dec. 17. —Henry C. Payne has jußt returned from Minneap olis, where he went with members of the executive committee of the national Republican committee. When asked about the report credited to Colonel Con ger that there would be no contest for the nomination for president in tbe con vention and that the committee would select a man before the convention was called to Order, he said : "Neither Con ger nor any other member of the com mittee has any authority to make such a statement." DOWN AN BMIiANKMBNT. A Passenger Train Wrecked—Forty 9'ersons Injured. Cjiukkyv.w.k, Kan., I'ec. 17. —A south bound passenger train .on the Southern Kansas was wrecked two miles north of this city, this morning. The express car, tbe regular coaches and the sleeper were hurled down an embankment, with about forty passengers on board. Twenty-six persons were injured, three fatally. Among those injured are: Mayor Kincaid, of Cherryvale; 0. F. Carsou, Cherryvale; Mrs. A. P. Wall, Urenola, Kan.; Mrs. M. R. Spires, W. T. Spires, Franklin, 111.; Mrs. Brooks and daugh ter, Oklahoma; James Ostrander, Wel lington; T. L. Barnes, Lawrence; J. A. Gibson, Severy, Kan.; Moses Thomp son, Spirit Lake, la.; T. H. Johnstons, Houston, la.; C. E. Stuart, Shenandoah, Iowa; D. B. Fuller, Eureka, Kan.; Dr. Crees, Galesburg, Kan.; F. Bacon, Welton Junction, Iowa; F. W. Spill man, Topeka; John H. Brown, Kansas City. A number of others were painfully but not serioußly injured. All were brought to this city and placed in the care of physicians. DEATH'S DOINGS. A Noted Military Man Out Down by the Grim Iteaper. Salt Lakh, Dec. 17.—General Patrick Edward Connor, a veteran of the Flor ida, Mexican and civil wars, and a noted I odian lighter, died here this evening. He fought the greiH Indian battle of Beaver River, January 29, 1805, exter minating the hostile bands ; was largely instrumental in opening the mines of Utah ; established Fort Douglaß in Octo ber, 1862, and is spoken of by local his torians as the "first Gentile of Utah." Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 17. —Colonel Hathaway, governor oi the national soldiers' home, died this morning, on the home grounds. He suffered tiiree strokes of apoplexy during the night. Sabbath Observance. Dcs Moine.s, la., Due. 17. —At the meeting of the Sabbath union today, lilliott F. Shepard of New York was elected president for the ensuing year. A committee on resolutions reported a long series of resolutions upon questions of Sabbath observance, among which was a strong resolution against Sunday opening of the world's fair. Adopted. International Arbitration. Nbw York, Dec. 17.—A conference of delegates from various Christian churches of the United States that ac cepted the overture and petition in favor of international arbitration ema nating from the general assembly of the Southern Presbyterian church, was held here today. A committee waa ap pointed to take means to secure the co operation of every Christian denomina tion. It also agreed to hold a confer ence in Chicago during the world's fair. The petition will be printed in the lan guage of each country to whose govern ment it is sent. A ST. LOUIS SRNBATION. A Wealthy Physician Kills a Prominent Citizen. St. Louis, Dec. 17.—Late this evening Dr. Thomas A. Gordon, one of the lead ing and wealthiest physicians of the city, shot and fatally wounded John K. Stegge, a large wholesale anff retail fish dealer. The men had borne ill feeling toward each other for some time because of reports (whether true or not could not be learned) that Dr. Gordon attempted a criminal operation upon the beautiful young daughter of Stegge. Tonight they met on the street and quarreled, and Gordon asserts that he fired in self defense, aftei Stegge had beaten him severely. Southwest Miners' Strike. El Paho, Tex., Dec. 17.—The south west miners' convention adjourned to day after adopting resolutions favoring free and unlimited coinage of silver, and demanding of congress that mining property he exonerated from the pro visions of the law prohibiting the in vestment of foreign capital in real estate property in the territories. New Insurrections in Krazll. New York, Dec. 17. —The Herald's Buenos Ayres cable says: Advices re ceived today from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, confirm the report of the renewal of the revolt there. It is now said this new insurrection threatens to aßsume even larger proportions that at first ex pected. Rival military chiefs are quar reling. THE CREOLE DEMOCRACY TWO STATE CONVENTIONS MEET AT BATON ROUGE. The Minority Anti-Lottery-Farmers'-Alli auce Combine Puts a Ticket in the Field—The Lottery Faction's Nomina tions Not Tet Made. Baton Rouge, Dec. 15.—1n the Demo cratic primaries held in this state for delegates to the Democratic convention there were two tickets, one favoring the nomination of Judge S. E. McEnery and the adoption of the pro posed revenue amendments to the constitution, known as the lottery amendments; the other ticket favoring T. S. Adams, of the Farmers' Alliance, for governor, and opposed to the adop tion of the lottery amendments, known as the Adams anti-lottery combine fac tion. The McEnery party elected more than 48<» of the 680 delegates to the con vention, while the Adams anti-lottery combine elected but 2.'!3 uncontested delegates. Being hopelessly in the mi nority, the members of the combine concluded to hold a convention of their own. The governor, belonging to the minority, allowed them to meet in the state house, while the majority are holding the state Democratic conven tion at Pike's hall. This regular con vention has done nothing other than appoint committee on credentials and permanent organization, and Btands ad journed until noon tomorrow. The Adams combine convention was called to order at 11:30. Mr. Hunter, of ttie credentials .committee, stated that the delegates seated were the properly accredited and elected representatives of the Democracy of the state. Per manent organization was effected, T. S. • Wilkinson being elected chairman. On taking the chair, he said aliens and gamblers had poized the ma chinery of the party. He expected this convention to be recognized as repre senting the Democratic party. He was ready to co before the people on the issue raised, leaving them to decide the question. Attacking the lottery, he charged that McEnery and the lottery were one. A committee on platform was ap pointed. Thomas S. Adams was nom inated for governor, but declined, ac cording to a prearranged plan. After several hours' conference, the following state ticket was nominated by the com bine convention: For governor, Mur phy J. Foßter; lieutenant-governor, Charles Parlance; secretary of state, Thomas S. Adams; treasurer. John Pickett; attorney general, Milton J. Cunningham; superintendent of educa tion, A. D. La Fargue; auditor, W. W. Heard. DIKD ON THK SCAFFOLD. An Ohio Murderer's Futile Attempts to Evade Hanging. Columbus, 0., Dec. IS.—W. W. Fitz gerald was executed at the penitentiary shortly after midnight, for the murder of Officer VV.F.Freed, at Youngstown, in May last, while resisting arrest. He said nothing on the scaffold, except that he forgave his enemies. Ou Sunday night Fitzgerald attempted suicide with morphine, obtained by him from an un known source, but he was resuscitated. List, night he again tried to kill himself by pushing a pencil into his body near his heart, but the wound was not a serious one. Fieiglit Agents in the Tolls. Sr. LOWS, Dec. 17.—Peter H. Wickoff, general freight agent of the Central rail road of New Jersey, was arraigned be fore Judge Thayer today on an indict ment returned by the late federal grand jury, charging violation of the interstate commerce law. He was released on $10,000 bonds. Frank W. Fouckes, as sistant general freight. agent of the Philadelphia and Reading railway, re fused to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the United States in the matter, and sued out a writ of habeas eornns. Congress Invited to Chicago.l Washington, Dec. 17. —Secretary Dick inson of the world's national commis sion, and Mr. E. F. Lawrence, of Chica go, arrived here tonight, bearing an in vitation from citizens of Chicago to the members of congress to visit Chicago and view the work of preparation for the world's fair. A conference will be held to decide on a suitable date. FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 18, 1891.—TEN PAGES. VICTORIA'S PROGENY Becoming Burdensome to the Taxpayers. Albert Victor and His Bride to Be Provided For. The Prince of Wales Afraid to Ask a Grant for His Eldest Son. Snow Stops Military Operations In Cen tral Asia—The Bulgarian Imbroglio. Brazilian Insurrections—Other Foreign News. Associated Press Dispatches. London, Dec. 17. —The corporation of the city of London today voted 2500 guineas to provide a wedding present for Prince Albert Victor of Wales anil Prin cess Victoria Mary of Teck. It has been said that the prince of Wales feels a hes itancy about asking parliament to make, a grant for the proper support of his eldest son, after marriage, and that par liament might tako tbe initiative. It has even been suggested in some quart era that the lord mayor of London should subscribe to a fund for the support of the royal couple. Some radicals say the country is already heavily enough taxed to Bupport tbe queen and her numerous relatives, and her majesty could very readily grant their allowance from her private purse. THE Bt LGAKI \N niBKOOUO. Bulgarians Arming Against France—The Sultan Oilers to Mediate. Sofia, Dec. 17.—Tbe French minister of foreign affairs, after the breaking off of diplomatic relations between France and Bulgaria growing out of the expul sion of a correspondent of the Agericie J lavas from Bulgaria, instructed the French consuls in this country to close their consulates and withdraw. It ia not believed France will resort to arms to enforce her demand that the decree of expulsion be withdrawn. Yet, neyer thelesa, the Bulgarian minister of finance is going to Vienna to negotiate a loan for the purposeof strengthening the army. Already troops have been hurried to Koustchouk and Philipopolis, and the garrisons at these places arc now twice their usual size. Paris, Dec. 17. —The Republique Francaia today declarea that the sultan of Turkey has aßked France to leave it to him as suzerain of Bulgaria to settle the questions growing out of the expu. - sion of Chadouine from that country, \ SETTLE!) BY IHI WEATHER. I Snow Stops British Military Operations} In Central Asia. Calcutta, Dec. 15. —The question of further operations on the part of British troops againat the Hunzaniger tribes in the vicinity of Gilgil and Fort Nilt, near the Pamir frontier, ia settled for the present by the weather. Snow baa fallen in those places and the surround ing country to such an extent that mili tary operations are impossible. It waß feared communication with the troops was cut off on account of the snow, but advices dated the 11th instant were re ceived today showing that the fear was groundless. The officers and men wounded in the recent storming and capture of Fort Nilt aud the subsequent pursuit of the tribesmen in the mount ains, are still making good progress to ward recovery. The troops are well supplied with food, ammunition, etc., iv quantities sufficient to last until the snow disappears. BRITISH AGRICULTURISTS. The Government Promises to Look After Their Interests. London, Dec. 17.—A deputation of agricultural laborers have waited upon Joseph Chamberlain in connection with the schemes proposed for bettering their condition. Chamberlain assured the deputation that the government was more willing than was the opposition to adopt legislation looking to the amelior ation of the condition of the agricultural laborers throughout the country. Chamberlain also said that the dwell ings of laborers would be improved, add ing that the government proposed at tho coming session of parliament to authorize loans for that purpose. It would also introduce a measure to allow laborers to acquire small holdings and to assist them in procuring land. CHINESE ADVICES. Li Hung Chang 111 - Missions on the Vang-tse-Klsng Menaced. London, Dec. 17. —The Chronicle's Shanghai correspondent save : Li Hung Chang haa been in bed several daya with a severe attack of influenza. The doc tors are very anxious about him. It ia reported that several miasion sta tions on theYang-tse-Kiang are menaced. More men-of-war are imperatively nec essary in order to protect the river. The European residents having formed them selves into a defense league, have armed and drilled themselves and are ready for action at any moment. The demeanor of the Chinese generally is menacing and arrogant. Rudlni Is Hopeful. Rome, Dec. 17.—1n the chamber of deputies, today, Signor Cuelpa asked how the government proposed to settle the New Orleans matter. Premier Ru dini, replying, aaid in view of the atti tude of the government of the United Statea he had every reason to hope for a satisfactory settlement of the unfortu nate matter. German Commercial Treaties. Berlin, Dec. 17.—The new commer cial treaties between Germany and Aus tro-Hungary, Germany and Italy, and Germany and Belgium, passed second reading in the reichstag today, after a short debate. Third reading will be taken tomorrow. A Poison Mystery. Dublin, Dec. 17.—A dispatch from Bantry, forty-four miles southwest of Cork, near the head of Bantry bay, states that a man named John Leahy, his son and grandson were fonnd dead in a lodging house at that place. Investiga tion showed that they died from the effects of poison. Much mystery is at tached to the case. FULL OF COKPSRS. The Brig Tahiti Inverted With Her Hu man Freight. San Fuancisco, Dec. 17. —News from Manzauillo states that the ateamer Roseville, which had gone to tow the wrecked brig Tahiti to port, returned unauccesaful, her tow lines not being strong enough. She will start again aoon. The Tahiti is bottom up. It is believed when righted a number, of bodies will be found in the hold. She had 300 .persons on board, all of whom were probably lost. Sailors' Hardships. San Francisco, Dec. 17.—The steamer Emily arrived from Coos Bay today. As she left that place she passed the schooner Annie Gee, with three sailors of the wrecked steamer Maggie Ross. One named Bucklin had lost hiß voice entirely from exposure. The others, Benson and Anderson, both legs broken, and the latter is at the point of death. The Kmily had offered to take olfthe entire crew of the Maggie Ross, but the captain refused, and they were afterwards rescued by another vessel. The mate of the Annie Gee had his head badly hurt while rescuing the sailors, and is in a critical condition. Inlluenza In England, London, Dec. 17.—The list of deaths caused by the ravages oi influenza con tinues to grow daily. The latest place in which the disease has assumed an epidemic form ia Elthani, county Kent, seven miles southeast of London. A large number of people in the workhouse there are ptostrated with the disease, and the local phyeicians are overrun with calls for assistance. CHILE COURTS INQUIRY. BHE DEPRECATES THE IDEA OF BEING PLUNQED IN WAR. Minister Egan Makes Excuses for His Son. Tbe Peruvians Believe the Chileans Will Fight—The San Francisco Loaded With Munitions of War. New Yokk, Dec. 17. —The Herald'a Valparaiso cable says the Herald'a edi torial of December 13th, regarding the occasion for war, called forth much praise in Chile. The correspondent Baya nothing will be more gratifying to the people than the appointment of a committee of congresa to fully investi gate the relations between the two countries. Regarding yesterday's story about young Egan, the correspondent says he had an interview today with Minister Egan, who said that early this year Bernstein, agent of she construction company, died, and Vice President Mc- Donald wrote Egan asking him to ac cept powera of attorney. Egan refused. The document was then sent Frank Egan, but never acted upon. Minister of Public Worka Edwards, in his report to the Chilean congress, calls attention to the disgraceful work of this company, and asks a full judicial inves tigation. He also sustains the conten tion of the junta as to its right to post sentries in the atreeta adjacent to the American and Spaniah legations. Senor Leal, the new Spaniah minister, will sustain tne conduct of his pre decessor relative to the protection of refugees. Tho correspondent says there is no foundation for the report that an attack on the American legation is projected, or that three men have been shot by order oi a court-martial. The Herald's Callao, Peru, cable cays : The cruiser Baltimore Bails tomorrow for San Francisco. The tone of Minis ter Matta's dispatch in reply to Presi tent Harrison's message is regarded with astonishment here, and the probable course of the United Statea government is discussed earnestly. The most conservtive English opinion seems to be that the relatione between Chile and the United States are so strained, that Chile muat retreat or a conflict is inevitable. The general im pression here is that Chile intends to stand by Matta. It ia a well known fact that Chile i 8 trying to euliat men for their fleet. San Francisco. Dec. 17. —The cruiser San Francisco ia at Mare island navy yard ready to put to sea at short notice. Her storage capacity has been filled by an unusually large quantity of anna and ammunition, which givea ground for tbe belief that alio will return to Valparaiao, and that a portion of her warlike cargo ia destined for the cruiser Charleston. It is known that Captain Remy of the Charleaton haa received sealed orders at Honolulu, and it ia believed these direct him to proceed southward along the Mexican coast, presumably to Acapulco, where the Charleston could be joined by the San Francisco, and a tranafer of arms and ammunition could be made from the latter cruiser. Naval officials believe both veaeels will then go to Chile. The Quebec Quarrel. Quebec, Dec. 17. — This afternoon Mercier forwarded a reply to Lieu tenant-Governor Angers. It is said that he energetically protests againat the action of the lieutenant-governor in taking upon himself the responsibility of dismissing the ministry on the pre liminary and inclusive report of the commission. A Unionist Walkover. London, Dec. 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