Newspaper Page Text
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 75. CHILEAN ASSASSINS. One More Step in the Balti more Investigation. The Procurator Fiscal Con cludes His Review. Three Chilenos Found Guilty of Stab bing Americans. Admiral Item; to Take the Testimony of the Baltimore's Crew — Chile Is Now Very Anxious for Arbitration..- Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Jan. 2.—The Herald's Valparaiso correspondent says: The procurator fiscal haß concluded his re view of the Baltimore case. He finds Rodriguez, Gomez and Azumada, three of the rioters held by Judge Foster, guilty of stabbing and otherwise wound ing American sailors, but says the evi dence is not strong enough to show that wounds inflicted by the prisoners caused the deaths of Boatswain's Mate Riggin and Coal-heaver Turnbull. He finds that the Baltimore sailor, Davidson, guilty of assault upon a Chilean sailor. Rodriguez, acknowledged stabbing Riggin because tho latter as saulted one of the sailors of the Chilean torpedo boat Almirante Cochrane. See ing the seaman illtreated, Rodriguez stuck a knife into Riggin's back. Gomez admitting stabbing Turnbull in tbe back three times,.and said he did so in defending some friends whom Turnbull knocked down. Azumada denied having anything to do with the assault, but was shown by other witnesses to have participated. Cortes, another prisoner, it is also alleged, took no part in the affair. A revolver was found on him, but he said he carried it to defend himself. It now only remains for Judge Foster to pass sentence on the three convicted prisoners. Relative to Cortes' implication, the procurator says, more data is required. The procurator comes to the conclu sion that it is impossible to determine who fired the first shot which killed Riggin. It will be remembered tbat one of the witnesses, according to Judge Foster's report, testified that he saw three po licemen holding Riggin at tbe the fatal shot was fired. At Moneda, today, prominent officials informed tho correspondent, that Minis ter Pedro Montt had been notified that the Chilean government was willing and anxious to accept arbitrators mutiv.lly agreeable to both countries' in the Baltimore affair. If tbat course is proposed by the United States, the entire report of the procurator fiscal will be cabled on Monday for the informa tion of the United States government. Probably extended amnesty will be proclaimed shortly. KEMV TO TAKE TESTIMONY. Washington, Jan. 2. —No dispatches were received at the departments to day touching the Chilean situation. Secretary Blame spent Beveral hours at the department of state and saw the British minister and several other per sons, but Sefior Montt, the Chilean min ister, was not among the visitors. At the navy department it was ad mitted that Judge Advocate-General Bemy was on his way to San Francisco to make a formal inquiry into the Balti more incident on the arrival of that ves sel. The testimony will be reduced to succinct form and turned over to the de partment of state to be used in meet ing the representations to be made by the" Chilean government. It may also be regarded as proper to include the testimony be collected by the judge advocate-gen eral in the correspondence to be trans mitted to congress by the president. If this shall he the purpose, the corre spondence could not be sent to congress before the latter part of the present month. A FLOATING MACHINE SHOP. Inquiry, it is stated, has been sent to San Francisco atking for an estimate of the cost of fitting up a big merchant ves sel into a floating machine and repair shop. It is proposed to outfit a ship in a complete manner, so that if any break whatsoever oc curs in one of our vessels, repairs can be made speedily, and all tbe time and expense of sending the vessel to the navy yard can be saved. In this case speedy action is desired, and such vessel will undoubtedly be furnished with all the necessary machinery and tools and be sent to southern waters if war should occur with Chile. THE BASE OP SUPPLIES. San Diego, Jan. 2.—The cruiser Charleston began taking on supplies and ammunition from the cruiser San Francisco this morning, the latter vessel displaying a red flag at tho foretop mast head when the transfer of powder commenced. The San Francisco haß begun taking in supplies, the first item being 35.000 gal lons of water, No orders have been re ceived yet beyond requiring the vessels to be reudy for sea at a moment's notice. It was stated yesterday that San Diego would be the baee of supplies and oper ations in tbe event of trouble with Chile, and that the eotire Pacific squadron, including the Boston, would rendezvous at this port. It was also reported last night that General McCook had made arrangements for quarters for three companies of artillery which would shortly be ordered here. THE BALTIMORE ARRIVES. It was reported this evening that the Baltimore was lying off the harbor, showing search lights, but it is now be lieved it was one of the Panama steam era on the way to San Francisco. If it is the Baltimore, she evidently does not intend to come into the harbor tonight , San FftAijcißco, Jan. 2.—ln reference to the San Diego dispatch about the Baltimore it may be stated that the steamer sighted could not be one of the Panama or other regular line, as none is due to pasa there at present. A SUDDEN CAVE-IN. Three Men Injured In the Eureka Coal Mines. Livermore, Cal., Jan. 2.—Last evening a messenger came into town from the Eureka coal mines and summoned Drs. Keys and Gordon to go out with him and attend three men who were se riously injured by a ;ave that occurred in the mine. The news spread around the town, and the wildest rumors were soon afloat, one being to the effect that three men had been killed and eleven men imprisoned in the mine. Ten men had been running the drift during the day, and had removed the temporary sup porters and were in the act of putting in permanent timbers when the cave oc curred. A man named Louis Knudsen had both bones of the right leg between the knee and the ankle broken in three places. Another man, named China, had bis left arm very badly injured and was severely bruised about the back ac*. hips, and the third man sustained a fracture of the right arm. The cave, as far as operations in the mine are con cerned, did not amount to much, and in a very short time after it occurred the night shift was able to work. LAID WASTE BY FLAMES A DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION IN NASHVILLE, TENN. Many Large Business Houses Burned. Three Colored Firemen Crushed to Death by a Falling Wall—Losses Ag gregating Nearly a Million Dollars. Nashville, Term., Jan. 2. —At 5:40 this afternoon tbe most disastrous fire Nashville has had since 1881, broke out iv Webb, Stevenson & Co.'s store in College street. A strong wind was blow ing from the northwest. The fire was confined to this store for nearly an hour, hut gradually found its way into the ad joining store, occupied by A. G. Rhodes & Co., and then into Atwell & Sneed's. At this time the wind changed.and the fire started in another direction. Weak ley & Warren's seven-story furniture store, north of Webb, Stevenson & Co.'s was a mass of flames. The members of a colored fire company were standing across an alley, when the three-story building of Phillips & Butteroff sudden ly bulged out in tbe center and fell across the alley. The following firemen, all colored, were caught under the fall ing building and instantly crushed to death: Aaron Cockrell, John Allen, Harvey Ewing, Captain Goudy. When the Phillips & Butteroff build ing collapsed it quickly took fire and was consumed. About this time the wind changed again, and the flames swept back toward the Noel block, and a vacant building adjoining Atwell & Sneed's was soon burned. The Moel block then caught fire and at this hour (11 p. m.) is in ruins, but the fire is now practically under control. There were a number of men injured by falling walls and explosions. It is supposed the fire was of incendiary origin, as Fireman Daily, while in At well & Sneed's building, saw a man ap ply a torch to a lot of infl.imamble ma - terial in the rear of the store. The losa will approach $600,000. It is impossible to learn the learn the insur ance tonight. Phillipa & Butteroff lose $00,000; A. J. Warren, $95,000; Webb, Stevenson & Co., $40 000; Atwell & Sneed, $35,000; A. G. Rhodes, $30,000, and the build ings occupied by the three latter firm-, $70,000. The Noel block was occupied by the Western Union Telegraph company and contained about fifty offices and bedrooms. The building cost $75,000, aud the Western Union lose $10,000. Several firms suffered considerable by water and broken window glass. It is difficult to get information out of the city, on account of the destruction of the Western Union office. The opera tors are at work at two different rail- way depots. While this fire was in progress, an other broke out in the Waters-Allen foundry, corner Walnut and Union streets, aud destroyed the plant. Loss, $40,000. XHB GLENDALE ROBBERS. Sly Denies Everything—Mrs. Hedpeth Ia Nuucuramltal. St. Louis, Jan. 2.—On the arrival here, yesterday, from California, of the detectives in charge of the alleged leader of the Glendale express robbers, Sly was put in the "sweat box," and for three hours was under inquisition. The only thing he said referring to the rob bery was: "Gentlemen, we might as well understand each other thoroughly. I know nothing of what you are talking about; don't know where this place Glendale is, and will answer nothing further." A requisition for Mrs. Hedpeth, alias Florence Waterman, arrested in San Francisco, has been forwarded. War rants are now out for Sly, Mr. and Mre. Hedpeth, the two Wilson brothers and one unknown man. Sly was today absolutely identified by a salesman in a local furniture bouse as the purchaser of the furniture for the Swan avenue house, where the detect ives got their clues. Express Messen ger Mulrennan was later brought face to face with Sly, and as serted positively that Sly was the man who heid a pistol to his head, took his watch and directed the operations of the other man in the car. Sly showed signs of nervousness at the sight of Mulrennan, but resolutely per sisted in his denial of any knowledge of the affair. The engineer and fireman of the train which was robbed, picked Sly out of a crowd of five men, as the man who was on the tender of the en gine the night of the robbery. Ban Francisco, Jr.n. 2.—So far the police have been unable to gain any in formation from the woman arrested in Oakland as the accomplice of Sly and Hedpeth, the Glendale, Mo., train.rob bers. The woman will neither admit nor deny tbat she is Hedpeth's wife, and maintains an obstinate silence. SUNDAY MORNING. JANUARY 3, 1892— TWELVE PAGES. IN THE FATHERLAND. The Trend of Events at the German Capital. No Offer to Mediate in the Chilean Affair. A Wet and Cheerless Day in France Is Too Late in the Negotiation of Commercial Alliances—Tbe German Catholic Party's Reward. Associated Press Dispatches. Berlin, Jan. 2.—[Copyrighted by the New York Associated press.]— Reports reached here by cable that the German minister had offered the good offices of Germany as mediator between Chile and the United States. These reports have been aemi-officially denied. The foreign department does not think it necessary to telegraph the minister asking,how the rumor arose, as no instructions warrant ing interference have been sent him. THE KAISER'S NEW YEAR. Bleak winds and drenching rains ushered in the new year. Such miser able weather, of course, had some effect on the celebration of the day. The court . functions were the same as usual. At the levee where all the commanding generals, govern ment officials and court officers filed past the throne, the emperor wore the gala uniform of a Prussian general, with the ribbon of the order of the Black Eagle. The empress was attired in a magnificent court robe. She also wore the ribbon of the Black Eagle and the decorations of many other orders. At noon the emperor rode to the arsenal to perform the usual New Year's ceremony of giving a parole to the troops. Every body expected him to make im portant utterances on this occasion, but he said nothing beyond a few words. In addressing a group of officers he ad vised them to speedily acquire knowl edge of the power and use of the latest military improvements. FRANCE IS TOO LATE. The French government is too late in trying to meet the dreibund's zollverein by commercial alliances with various European states. Overtures have been made from Paris to Sweden, Denmark, Greece and Italy and are perfectly known in Berlin. These overtures till now have resulted in nothing further than an agreement with G;eeee aiiu Denmark; both these allies of Russia are getting the minimum French tariff in exchange for "favored nation" treat ment to France. Negotiations for a treaty with Italy have ceased. With Sweden, France stands a better chance, but nothing the Paris government can do now can weaken the dreibund's zoll verein, which ere long will include Bel gium, Holland, Roumania and Servia, and probably Spain. A CATHOLIC For the solid vote of the Centrists in the reichstag, which enabled the gov ernment to pass the commercial treaties, that party is about to obtain a long desired concession granting the clergy .greater control of instruction in the pri mary schools. Count Yon Zedlitz, min ister of public worship, will submit to the landtag a project conferring power on the clergy to examine candidates for teacherships on religious questions. The Catholics regard ttie concession as one which will enable the clergy to control the schools through the teachers. The project will cause a bitter fight in th« landtag, as the Conservatives hold that it will pervert the character of the pub lic schools. INFLUENZA'S VICTIMS. Influenza has claimed another victim among the diplomats in this cit-. The Marquis de Penatiel, ambassador of Portugal to Germany, died here today from that disease. THE CZARINA'S ILLNESS. Advices from St. Petersburg are that the illness of the czarina is low fever, partly due to worrying over a plot against the czar in which the highest court and imperial personages are sus pected. Private letters state that some of these plots aimed at obtaining a con stitution by which the nobles and land holders will appoint members of the assembly. MISCELLANEOUS NOTES. Rumors are current that negotiations are proceeding to obtain the adhesion of Russia to the commercial convention, but there is no foundation for them. Among the New Year articles ap pearing in the German press, is one iv the National Zeitung, which specially comments upon the growth of the American union as the decisive factor of the century. The Frankfort Gazette announces tbat immense quantities of wheat and rye have been stored in the Rhine fort reeses. The wheat, it says, was chiefly im ported. GERMAN-AMERICAN CITIZENS. The American legation here is busy with cases of American citizens of Ger man birth, who have been arrested in this country for desertion form the army. American Minister Phelps finds the government ready to accede to any reasonable demand for the release of re turned deserters, even when the laws would permit of their retention, but it would be better if men liable to prose cution on this charge should remain in their adopted country. Generom Americans. St. Petersburg, Jan. 2 — Hon. Charles Emery Smith, United States minister to Russia, has handed Rev. Mr. Francis, pastor of the Anglo-American church of this city, a large sum of money sub scribed by Americans for the relief of famine sufferers- Among the subscrip tions it one of $1400 from a Jewish syna gogue in California. GRAVES FOUND GUILTY. The Verdict In the Barnaby Murder Case Promptly Rendered. Denver, Jan. 2. —Argument in the Graves trial closed today, Judge Furman speaking for the defense, and Mr. -tevens closing for the prosecution. At 4 p. m. tbe case was giv n to the jury. At 10:15 p. m. tbe jury returned a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Dr. Graves was sitting behind his at torney, Judge Furman, and as the ver dict was read he gave a violent start and almost leaped from his chair. The perspiration instantly started, and great drops of sweat rolled from his forehead. He then his face with his hands and was silent. His at torney, Furman, took the verdictequally as hard, and actually shed tears. The judge asked Furman if he desired the jury polled, and the latter savagely re plied "No," but made a motion for a new trial. When Dr. Graves was asked what he thought of the verdict, he repeatedly said it was a great shock and surprise to him. In a short time the bailiffs took Dr. Graves to a carriage and he was driven to jail. Colonel Ballou and Judge Furman accompanied him. Mrs. Dr. Graves and the doc or's aged mother were not present in court wht-n the verdict was rendered, butafterwards went to the jail to see the doctor. They were greatly affected by the news, and the doctor's mother fainted. SHERMAN VS. FORAKER. THE OHIO SENATORIAL CONTEST STILL UNSOLVED. A Sherman Man Nominated for Speaker of the Assembly—This Is Considered by Some to Be Fatal to Foraker's Suc cess—The Sherman Men Jubilant. Columbus, 0., Jan. 2.—The senatorial contest is still unsolved. The speaker ship contest is over. Laylin, the Sher man candidate, is nominated, but tbe result has failed to bring that cheerful acquiescence to the inevitable that the Sherman people so confidently expected from Foraker and bis followers. Indeed the doughty ex-governor has lost none of that conviction of ultimate success which has characterized his actions throughout, if his words and outward demeanor tonight are any criterion of hiß inward thoughts. Tbe Sherman men aay the fight is over; that all that remaina is but per functory formality. The Foraker men say tbe fight is just beginning to get interesting. There is one other prominent Ohio Republican besides Senator Sherman who does not share this view of ihe friends of Forager. This is Secretary of the Treasury Fos ter, who telegraphed congratulations to Senator Sherman as soon as he heard th._ iesu!t of the speakership caucus. "Foster has been all the time the agent of the administration in tbe effort to elect Sherman, and this telegram is but a scheme to deteriorize our forces and cause a stampede to Sherman," said George Cox ol Cincinnati, the chief lieutenant of ForaKer. "I am not discouraged," said Foraker calmly, "and I still expect to win. Five men voted for Laylin who will vote for me." There was an air of intense discourage ment in the Foraker quarters immedi ately after the caucus, hut the cheerful words of the ex-governor soon restored a feeling of confidence, until tonight the Foraker phalanx have apparently for gotten the very cold wave that "swept over their catup but a few hours ago. Around the headquarters of Senator Sherman this evening there was ail the cheerfulness ot expectant victory. "The Associated Press would like to know, senator, how you regard the situation now" he was asked. "Very favorable," replied the senator in a tone of quiet as surance, which gave evidence that he too, like hia friends, regarded the bat tle practically fought and won. "The speakership contest," continued he, "has been, it is generally conceded, fought upon senatorial lines. In the senate, I think it is conceded that a very large majority, some say nearly two to one, are friendly to me." There were about seven doubtful as semblymen this morning, and all were claimed by both candidates. The sur prise of the morning was the declara tion of Representatives Reeves and Williams in favor of Foraker. As the result of these declarations the Foraker men were very confident, but a visit to Sherman's headquarters failed to reveal any lack of cheerful assurance among his followers. The Alliance and Labor people are en deavoring to make an impression on Sherman's lines, but have apparently failed. •'What do you expect your majority to be in the joint caucus?" "Oh, I don't say as to figures," re plied the senator. "I expect to be nom inated and do not know that figures are at all material." It is generally understood that the senatorial joint caucus will not be held until Wednesday or Thursday evening of next week, so the decisive result can not be known until that time. At the caucus of Republican senators this afternoon, Senator Lampson of Ashtabula was unanimously selected for president pro tern , all the other can didates having previously withdrawn. Lampson is claimed by both Foraker and Sherman, but he lisb thus far fail ed to declare himself. Welsh, of Knox, declares that he will not support Foraker, but will vote in fa vor of McKinley. The Alliance and La bor people point to Reeves' declaration as an evidence of the independent move ment against Sherman, but the friends of the senator declare that the claim of Reeves' argument is only a subterfuge to explain away his failure to support Sherman. The Sherman people claim that for Foraker to secure the nomination on joint caucus by even a single vote is im possible, unless he have thirty-nine sup porters in the house. Sherman is the winner by the same margin, they insist, if he has thirty-six followers in the house. It was nearly 3 o'clock before the Re publican house caucus got to work. Lewie C. Lay tin waa nominated for speaker on first ballet, tbe voting being 38 to 34, an ominous sign far Foraker. JACOBY BROS. TRADE STIMULATING BARGAINS IN 01 GREAT MMI SALE We are making things lively during the otherwise dull weeks after the holidays; IS IT A WONDER, THEN, THAT WE ARE ALWAYS BUSY? The items mentioned below are but a fractional part of the VAST ARRAY OF GOOD THINGS you'll find awaiting your selection. "Come and join the good-natured crowd that is taking advantage of this offer.'* 300 Business Suits \ Reduced from $15.00 to. $10.00 y?<&£* JjA 200 Business Suits M I qIIPI Reduced from $17.50 to $12.50 pjR I jfk/ Double Breasted Sack Suits W I f*p|\ Reduced from $17.50 to $1500 I t| Double Breasted Sack Suits t I J Reduced from $22.00 to $17.50 WswL f|B| Double Breasted Sack Suits H TOti Reduced from $25.00 to $20.00 jtiffl®. All other grades reduced in proportion. JACOBY BROS., Agents for Stein, Bloch & Co.'s Tailor-made Clothing for Men, Boys and Children, 128, 130, 132, 134 NORTH SPRING STREET. Damaged by Water! I II I I ll«liM-MMII THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS' WORTH OF DRY GOODS Damaged by water on Tuesday night, December 29th, by the heavy rains leaking through the roof in several places and drenching our stock. We are straightening up stock to see what actual damage has been done, and on MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 1892, We will place on sale all WATER DAMAGED GOODS. PRICES NO OBJECT. EVERYTHING SLAUGHTERED. ** COME EARLY! Jfm OUR LOSS THE! PEOPLE'S GAIN! -2 OITY * OF * PARIS £- 203, 209 NORTH SPRING ST., LOS ANGELES. BURIED IN SNOW. Nine Men Ld»t In the Sierras—A German Frozen to Det»th. Cabson, Nev., Jan. 2.—The snow at Summit is from six to fourteen feet deep on the level. Two Italians left Bijou a week ago for a wood camp, distant six miles. They have not been heard of since, and are supposed to be lost. A heavy storm is now raging, and search for them is prevented. Richard Wesse and John Douglass left last Monday in search of the Klein party, supposed to be lost in the snow between Placerville and Lake valley. Nothing has been heard from them since. This makes nine men lost in the snow, with the storm still raging. Truckee, Cal., Jan. 2.—Henry Ger kin, a native of Bremen, (iermany, aged 02, froze to death last night. He had been in ill health for some weeks and slightly deranged, and last night sprang out of a rear window of his cabin and went eighty feet toward the Truckee river. The snow was five feet deep, and be was found dead this morning. Arizona's New Koad. Phcknix, Jan. 2—A Santa F6 special, bearing tbe officers of the new Santa Fe\ Phoenix and Prescott railroad arrived this afternoon. Contracts have been let for building the road from Ash Fork, to Lantry Bros., well known railroad con tractors. The road will be graded at this end as soon as possible. Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect Fit, and a large New Stock at 126 W. Third street. H. A. Get*. FIVE CENTS. DENTISTRY! Only thirty days' dentistry at the fol -1 owing price*, : Old Teeth Capped With Sold, aid Teeth Without Fliitw. Gold Fillings t\ Specialty. A Set of Toeth | 0 CO Best Set of Teeth on Rubber 9 OO " " " Celluloid , 9 OO " " " Aluminium 20 OO " " " Gold 35 00 There are no better teeth, no matter how much you pay. Teeth extracted 25 cents " " without pain AO cents Teeth filled with amalgam 75 cents " " " silver 75 cents '• " " gold alloy up " goU $150 up White filling 75oents Gold and porcelain crowts S5 All operations painless to a degree that can not fail to satisfy. All work warranted. Consultation and ex amination free. These prices end Fvbrunry Ist. Call and make contracts or you will miss it. Dr. J. Harbin Pollock & Bro.^ 12-29 lm 107 K. Bprtto*it. echumaker Mk.