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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 114 BETTER BIDE A WEE. A Mas 3 Meeting of Grover Cleveland's Friends. Cooper Union Filled With In dignant Democrats. Senator Hill's Snap Convention Vig> oronsly Denounced. The State Central Committee Urgently Petitioned to Revoke the Call for the State Convention February 2SBd. Associated /.fess Dlspatchep. Newark, Feb. 11. —There was held tonight in the large hall of Cooper union a mass meeting of Democrats to protest against the holding of the Democratic state convention February 22d, after only four weeks' notice. It is this con vention which has been denominated "Senator Hill's snap convention," and the meeting tonight was promoted largely by the adherents of ox-President Cleveland. Among those who signed the call were Frederick R. Coudert, ex- Mayor Tiemann, Oswald Ottendorfer, E. Ellery Anderson, Charles J. Canada, ex- Mayor Grace, ex-Mayor Cooper, Everett Wheelock, ex-Justice Daly, ex-Mayor Hewitt and ex-Secretary of the Treasury Fairchild. Every available inch of standing room in the historic hall was occupied, and many of those tardy in Becking entrance were unable to get in. Oswald Ottendorfer, editor and pro prietor of the New York Staats Zeitung, called the meeting to order. He said in part: "The whole proceeding of the Democratic state committee is as pro voking as it is uncalled for, and its only explanation ia that it ia well adapted to promote the schemes of some intriguing politicians who have reason to avoid the open day light and try to secure snap judgment by which they can pretend to represent the Democracy of the Empire State. It is no'j for the promotion of the ambi tion of this or that man, but for the triumph of the principles in the defense of which the Democracy of the United States achieved victory during the last two years, that we enter our protest. The members of the Democratic state committee have made a fearful mistake, and a mistake in such a matter is worse than crime. Seeing the result of their error, I hope they will retrace their steps and adopt measures in accordance with the requirements of fairness and justice. If not, thoy have to take tbe responsibility for the disastrous conse quences that may follow their unwise and inconsiderate action." Frederick R. Coudert waa the next speaker. The meeting, he said, was not to denounce or glorify any human being, but the assertion of the rights of men, that persons in authority are seek ing to deprive them of. In naming ob jections to the call for the convention on the 22d ittst., he said, in part: "Every departure from U3age aud cus tom requires an explanation on tbe part of those who make the departure, to those interested in the subject. Cub tom is law ; to violate the law is crime. We therefore are in the right, and may insist upon receiving a valid explana tion. The precedents of a quarter of a century have established a uniform rule, and we say to the committee: 'Why have you changed it? It you have a good reason, produce it.' Theße men who are called leaders must bear in mind that they are trustees and agents, not autocrats ; that they cannot substitute their will for tiiat of the mass of their political brethren. It was in tended that all Democrats should have an opportunity to register their voices. It waa not intended to cut off thousands of men without regard to right in order to serve a purpose. It may be that no purpose exists; but no great party can afford to place its members in such a strait that loyalty to party and Eelf respect cannot exist." At the conclusion of Coudert'a speech, some one called: "Three cheers for Grover Cleveland." There was a good response, followed by scattering hisses. Mr. Coudert was selected president of the meeting, and the list of vice-presi dents and secretaries contained a se lection of about 300 names. Ex-United States District Attorney Walker then offered a set of resolutions, which were warmly applauded and adopted with practical unanimity, only a few scattering noes being heard. The resolutions were substantially as fol lows : "This assembly of Democrats of the city of New York, makes a protest and appeal against the uncalled for and ill advised action of the state committee in -designating so early a date as the 22d of February for the meeting of the state convention to select delegates to the national convention." The resolutions declare that the dele pates should he fresh from the people. No body of men elected to express the will oi the voters should be' for an un reasonable time the custodians of the voters' rights, or hold delegated powers for a period longer than i 3 absolutely necessary; and the expression of the people should be made in party assem blies upon the subjects presently to be decided, at as near a time to that where in the decision is reached, as can be reasonably and conveniently appointed. The action of the state committee is declared contrary to party usage and irregular; it deuieß to the Democratic electors of the state full, fair and effect ive exercise of their right to be repre sented in cauouseß, primaries and dis trict and state conventions. Their ac tion is a grave violation of the political duties of the committee which cannot but expose the party to needless danger in the election next November. A copy of the resolutions is to be sent to the members of the Btate committee, and a committee of fifty, with power to add to the number, will be appointed by the chairman of the meeting to commu nicate with the state committee, protest against their action in designating the date already fixed, and urge them to re consider and revoke the call. If that is -not done, tbe committee shall exercise such further powers and take such other action aa may secure the proper repre sentation of the people of the state in the national convention, and as may seem proper and in accord with the spirit of these resolutions. A telegram of commendation waß re ceived from the Montgomery, Ala., Cleveland Democratic club, which pro tested against the action of the New York state committee as unjust, unfair and seriously imperilling the interests of the party throughout the union. John G. Milburn of Erie oounty, .spoke, declaring for sending a delega tion to Chicago to come right from the heart of the people; strong for tariff re form ; for sound currency; an adminis tration conducted on business princi ples, and for the nomination of a high minded Democrat, who is such in deeds and not in words alone. During this speech the latent enthu siasm for Grover Cleveland was brought out. Yells went up as from one throat, hats were waved and umbrellas flour ished wildly, while the cry "Grover Cleveland" was heard again and again. E. Ellery Anderson, oneof the leaders in the meeting, set forth that Cleveland stood emphatically for tariff reform and against the free coinage of silver, while Hill practically favored silver legislation. He did not intend to say anything as to the merits of the positions taken by these two distinguished gentlemen on the issues above named ; he only referred to them to say that they present ques tions of great gravity which involve almost every commercial and industrial interest in the land. If ever there was an occasion when it was right and proper that the people to be affected" by the result of these issues should have a full opportunity to deliberate, dißcuss and decide of their own free will, which of tbe two men should be their standard bearer, that occasion was presented by the gravity of these issues and the rela tions held thereto by these two candi dates. "No good reason has been assigned by any member of the committee," said Mr. Anderson, "'or any of its defenders, for it, except that it was intended to advance the fortunes and ambitions ot David B. Hill." Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Fair child said in part: "We believe our principles are in danger. Just so firm as has been and will be my devotion to the Democracy, just so firmly will I stand by this movement to check the usurpers who, while wearing the labels, seek to bind all true Democrats in chains, and thus prevent them from de fending the principles of Democracy." The meeting closed with rattling cheers for Grover Cleveland. HEDSPETH BTABTBD EAST. The Glendale Robber Once Kept a Uustanrant In Los Angeles. San Francisco, Feb. 11.—Marion Hedepcth, the Glendale train robber, captured here yesterday, started east tonight in charge of Detectives Byram and SVhittaker. In conversation today he ascribed the detection of his whereabouts to letters which passed between himself and a St. Louis attorney, who had, he says done business for him before. When his wife waa taken east Hedspeth wrote to the attorney to take up her case, and a number of letters were sent him in this city addressed H. Swanson. One uf these incautiously bore an inscription to the effect that if the letter was not delivered in ten days, it should be re turned to the attorney's address. The attorney was known to have done busi ness for Hedspeth, and the latter's identity as SWanson was soon suspected, Hedspeth said he would have left the city in a few days had he not been arrested yesterday. Hedspeth denies that he had a pistol in each pocket. He said when arrested he was receiving a number of letters with his left hand, while with his right he grasped a revolver in his coat pocket. He professed to be pleased, however, that his arrest was secured without bloodshed. A number of detectives visited liim, iv an endeavor to con nect him with several crimes, among them an Oakland detective who in quired about the robbery of the Log cabin bakery, but Hedspeth smilingly replied that the papers had Connected his name with a number of affaire of which he had no knowledge. He de clined to give any information regarding "DiDk" Wilson, but said he (Hedspeth) had kept a restaurant while in Los An geles. THE SAN DIKGO FIREBUG. Another Attempt Made to 11 urn the Metropolitan Hotel. San Diego, Feb. 11. —The excitement created in thia city by several incendiary fires rather increases than diminishes. A chambermaid in the Metropolitan hotel, one of the best buildings here, early yesterday morning found a lighted lamp almost under a bed. Attached to the lamp was a coil of rope near a win dow, the intention being evidently to throw the rope out of the window, then from the outside pull the rope and up set the lamp. The incendiary, however, was evidently scared off. All the hotels, lodging houses and public buildings are well guarded. BKNOIT'S BACKSET. Die Jonrney to the Penitentiary drought to a Halt. San Diego, Feb. 11.—A day or so ago Charles Benoit was convicted of incest and sentenced to ten years in the peni teptiary. A deputy constable started north with the prisoner, but was de tained at Los Angeles by a telegram from the sheriff, to the effect that Be noit was needed in a caße pending against his wife. Today Judge Torrence issued an order to suspend execution of the sentence until further order of the court. Pending the appeal. Benoit's attorneys will take the case to the su preme "court. The prisoner will be brought back and lodged in the county jail. ■ California World'a Fair Building. San Fkancisco, Feb. 11.—The world's fair commissioners held a private meet ing this afternoon for the purpose of considering plans for the California building in Chicago, presented by over a score of architects. All the designs submitted for competition for tbe cash prizes offered, were for buildings of the old mission style of architecture, to cost not more than $76,000. The commis sioners awarded the first prize to A. Page Brown; B. McDougall & Sons gained second prize, and the third, fourth and fifth prizes went respectively to J. Pel ton, Samuel Newson and Pisais Moona. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1892—TEN PAGES. BLUE CHIPS ONLY. A Big Day on the New York Stock Exchange. The Largest Day's Business on Record Transacted. Reading Stock Was the Great Feature of the Trading;. Individual Deals Were All on an Enor mons Scale and There Was Mo Boy's Play—Unprece dented Flurry. Awoclated Press Dispatches. NkwTork, Feb. 11.—The stock ex change thia morning resolved itself prac tically into an exchange Reading stock. Over 300,000 shares of this stock were traded in during the first half hour of business. It is doubtful if the, Btock exchange ever witnessed such a scene as took place at the opening of business. The post where dealers in Reading stock generally congregate is in the Broad-street wing of the board room, but thiß morning a mighty crowd of brokera, packed densely together, overflowed the limits of the stock rows and swallowed up in their numbers half a dozen other groups, the members of which had to go elsewhere if they wished to trade in special stocks. Reading stock closed last night at 55%. Later the details of the big Jersey Cen tral deal, by which the Reading company is to control the Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley, were made public. At the Windsor hotel laat night 00 was bid for the stock. At the drop of Chairman Mitchell's gavel this morning, announcing the opening of business, tbe 200 brokers gathered in the Reading group became like maniacs. Such a hustling, pulling and excited crowd of men has seldom been seen. Length of limb and depth of voice came in good stead thia morn ing. The Btock opened on tbe board at 57' .j. In a few minutes 64 was touched, an advance of 9 points since yesterday, and of 23 points since this day last week. The scene was pandemonium. Wilder shouting, struggling and shitting oc curred than in tbe time of a panic. The excitement did not flag through the day, and tbe brokers who had endured the ordeal were exhausted at the close of business. It was a day of tumult and excitement that appalled the oldest men in the street. Figures alone will give some idea of the transactions. It must be remem bered that on days of intense excite ment and activity tens of thousands of shares are bought and Bold which are never reported, so as to be included in the official record. In the first two hours after opening it is estimated 900, --000 shares were dealt in. That iB a record rarely made for a day. It has often been the record for a week. The total reported transactions for the day amounted to 1,442,940 shares. Contrary to the general expectation, not a failure was announced, and with the fall of the hammer of the chairman at 3 o'clock, the biggest day in the bie« tory of the exchange came to an end, with the confusion and excitement just as great as at the opening. No one look ing at the maddened, excited crowd of men, shrieking at the top of their voices, would have supposed them to be business men capable of dealing in $15, --000,000 worth of property in thirty minutes. The value of the Reading stock ex changed by the actions of tho excited mob is $3,500,000. The transactions wore not enormous in the aggrerate, but all the individual trades were on a large scale. "What's bid for one hundred?" cried a broiter, rushing up to the Reading crowd this morning. "Run away, little boy," answered another, mopping his brow, "we are playing with blue chips, only, today." The directors of the Reading, L,ehigh Valley and Jersey Central today ratified the contract for the new deal. BOUND TO SI BOSS. McCall Dictates His Terms to the New York Ijife Insuraace Company. New Yobjc, Feb. 11. —The managers and general agents of the New York Life Insurance company had another lengthy meeting today. It is under stood the report of the committee is favorable to Mr. McCall for president. It is said McCall notified the directors he could not accept unless ex-President Beers ceased to have any connection With the management, and also makes the condition that he be presented with the resignations of all the present directors. This would appear to indi cate that Mr. McCall is determined to be boss. It is understood that all oppo sition to him has disappeared and that his election tomorrow is practically a foregone conclusion. A Singular Coincidence. Helena, Mont., Feb. 11. —In Septem ber laßt at Bedford Peter Woods, a rail road band, killed a man who was recog nized as Z. A. Short of Butte. Woods was convicted and is serving a life sen tence in the penitentiary. The public administrator took charge of the estate of the deceased. Z. A. Short has now appeared in Butte, proved that he is still alive and taken charge of his own estate. It is now ascertained that the murdered man was W. A. Short, form erly of Illinois. Coming to a Head. Omaha, Feb. 11.—Grand Chief Con ductor Clarke and Vice Grand Master Morrissey, also General Manager Clark are here and the affairs of the Uaion Pacific grievance committee are coming to a head. The former two met this afternoon to discuss the line of action, aud a ioint meeting of the two commit tees was held this evening. It is pro posed that the general manager shall be asked to give tbem a hearing tomorrow. A Doable Killing. Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 11. —News comes from Butler connty of a double killing near Monterey, twenty miles west of Summerville. Tom Traweek, a 16-year-old white boy, shot and killed two negroes, nrmed Bill Thomas and Jim Jackson. One negro had assaulted Traweek's 4 year-old brother with a shovel. He came to his defense and was alio attacked, when he opened fire with a double-barreled shotgun, killing both assailants. OALLID TO ACCOUNT. Legal Warfare Between Denver Water Magnates. Denver, Feb. 11.—In the United States court today Dennis Sullivan, re ceiver of the American Water Works company, began suit calling President Genner to account for $205,000 bonds of the Denver Water company, which he (Genner) iB alleged to have confiscated to his own use. The suit is in retalia tion of one brought against Sullivan by Genner, charging Sullivan with appro priating |67,000 to his own use. which Sullivan denies. The Den ver Water 'company put on the market $584,000 bonds, and the bill of Sullivan charges that $250,000 of this issue went into Genner's hands and have never been discovered since. Sul livan will ask why the company's treas urer lias never received this amount, and pray the court to call Genner to ac count. As to the suit against him, Sul livan, in answer, will say the money he ia alleged to have ÜBed for his own ben efit was used in construction under the old Denver Water company's manage ment, prior to its transfer to the Ameri can Water company. EASTERN ECHOES. Dr. Newman Horton, the inventor of the reclining chairs for railway cars, is dead. The discovery of a big vein of tin is reported from the mountains about fifty miles north of Denver. Major Wyman of Allegheny City, Pa., has been convicted of extortion. The charge of embezzlement against him is still pending. Two Bquaws in a camp near Pine City, Minn., quarreled while intoxicated and fought with butcher knives; both were fatally wounded. Fifty-seven cases of typhus fever have been found in tbe lodging bouse of the United Hebrew Charities, New York. The victims are part of 500 Russians who arrived January 30th on the steamer Massalia. The New York grand jury has returned an indictment for forgery against Ed ward M. Field. It is alleged that he forged the name of E. Moore to a bill of lading for a large quantity of wheat last November. Hon. John M. Thurston, general at torney for the Union Pacific railway, has announced, as the result of the Blame letter, that he will not be a candidate for the vice-presidency before the Re publican convention. SPANISH ANARCHISTS. Fresh Troubles Fomented by the Exe cutions at Xeres. Madrid, Feb. 11. —The military auth orities at Bilboa,.Xeres and Cadiz pro hibited the holding of meetings today in honor of the anniversary of the Span ish republic of 1883. Barcelona, Feb. 11.—The trouble in Barcelona between Anarchists and the authorities shows no signs of abatment. The execution of four Anarchists at Xeres yesterday, is believed to have precipitated the disturbances. Last night proclamations were posted about tbe city menacing the government with vengeance for the execu tion of the Xeres Anarchists, and announcing that there would be further explosions of bombs. Tbe distribution of these proclamations has alarmed the more timid inhabitants, but the author ities laugh at the matter, and Bay the proclamations are nothing but the va porings of cowards. They nevertheless have permitted no relaxation of police vigilance, and arrests are frequent of persons suspected of preaching anarch ist doctrines. TABLES TURNED. Mr. Nolton Will Now Prosecute His Prosecutors. Port Townsend, Wash., Feb. 11. —The case of the state against T. J. Nolton, charged with obtaining money under false pretenses, resulted in tbe discharge of the defendant today, the prosecution having failed to make out a case. Nolton is a prominent merchant of Port Town send, and was formerly vice-president of the Port Townsend national bank. He owed tbe bank $2750, and the bank insti tuted criminal proceedings while Nolton was in Mexico on business. It is stated Nolton will bring Buit against the bank for $100,000 for malicious prosecution. Expensive Trials. Oroville, Cal., Feb. 11. —Trials have been going on here for nearly two months over the stealing of a band of cattle. Two men on the same evidence have been sent to prison, one was ac quitted, and in two cases tbe jury dis agreed. The district attorney, it is stated, will move to dismiss the remain ing prisoners, four in number. Seventy witnesses have been examined, and the trials have cost the county nearly $20. --000. Convention of Clergymen. San Rafael, Cal., Feb. 11.—A conven tion of ministers of the Episcopal church of the diocese of California met here last evening. The attendance was unusually large, thirty-three clergymen being present. Bishop Nichols presided, and was ably assisted by Dean Kelly of Fresno. There was a large attendance at the service, and it is said that this is the most successful session of the con vention. Dissatisfied Telegraphers. Denver, Feb. 11. —A committee from the Rio Grande railroad telegraph op erators has been in attendance on the Rio Grande officers, endeavoring to ob tain an increase of 10 per cent in their salaries. This has been refused, and Chief Telegrapher Ramsey, it is said, will make a formal demand for an in crease, and if refused will order a strike. Hotel Burned at El Paso. El Paso, Tex., Feb. 11.—The Grand Central hotel burned early this morn ing. All of the 200 guests escaped. Nearly all their personal effects were lost, many guests being reduced to their night clothes only. The loss is $200,000; insurance, $100,000. Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect Fit, and a large New Stock at 125 W. Third street. H. A. Get*. STORE TALK! Nowadays new ideas in every department of life are as frequent aS green blades of g f ass in the s P rin £- We are a progressive peo l^pnß^ l Ple and constant suggestions for "^^^m^^/ 7 J\m im P rovement are in order. The / llpl only trouble is that not one in a Ilf<& hundred of these new ideas ever 'M'isP^ 9, reaCheS thC P ° int ° f perfect fruiti <"»- Here is one in reg ' ar(i to c, ° thin s" ™ that has struck the lucky "one in a hundred" with us: And make ye a thing cheap is to be most shortsighted, but make ye it well, and ye shall rejoice. Look in our center show window and see the fine display of Stein, Bloch & Co.'s tailor-made suits for spring'and summer wear. These suits are samples of our immense stock that will be here in a few days. They are neat, bright and new, and especially designed for us. The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra, la! Have brought us the styles in this case, Which, as you see, are the best, tra, la! That you'll find anywhere in the west, tra, la! With a choice of location and place. Sr that's what we mean of these suits when we sing They're new as the flowers that bloom in the spring. This little poem has been composed specially for us to suit the occasion, with air and variations, a la Mikado. In the mean time we are giving extra bargains in fall and winter goods, a saving to you of 20 to 30 per cent. 128, 130, 132, 134 N. SPRING STREET. WHOLESALE. HSfc- RETAIL. STANFORD'S STOCK. Forbes and Miller Si Sibley Buy Falo Alto Trotters. San Francisco, Feb. 11.— J. Malcom Forbes, who purchased the colt Arion from Senator Stanford for such a big price, has made two other purchases from the Palo Alto stables. They are Montrose, a 4-year-old tilly with a 3 year-old record of 2:18, and the 2-year old filly Starlight, with a record of 2:26}£. Montrose is by Electioneer, out of Rosemont. Starlight is also by Elec tioneer, out of Sallie Benton. Miller & Sibley of Pennsylvania have also purchased of Senator Stanford, Bellflower, a 3-year-old filly, sister to Belle Bird, and with a 2-year-old record of 2:24%; a yearling colt by Elec tioneer, out of Beautiful Bells, and the 3-year-old colt, Cecelian, with a 2-year old record of 2:22, by Electioneer, out of Cecil. The prices are not given, but it is stated that $60,000 will represent the value of the lot. The Beautiful Bells yearling brought $15,000, the highest price ever paid for a horse of that age. A special car was sent out for them, and they leave for the east tomorrow. Lo you want help t If so, insert an ad on our classified page. GRAND EXHIBITION or— ORIENTAL ART GOODS! TURKISH-PERSIAN Rugs, Carpets, Palace Embroideries, Curios, Etc., Direct imported from Turkey, BY M. B. MI H RAN. OPENS TODAY AT 246 SOUTH SPRING ST. The entire stock will be told out AT AUCTION! SATURDAY snd MOMD AY,Feb. 13th and 15th, at 10:30 a. m. and 2:00 p.m. THIS IS THE FINEST COLLECTION! Wait lor this grand sale, there will be Big bargains in Bugs the like yet never offered. MATLOCK & BKED, 2 6 lOt Auctioneers. QUEEN RESTAURANT, St. Charles Building, 316 N. Main St. This well-known Restaurant has passed into the hands of Nicholas Mercadante, who will hereafter conduct it. Everything neat and attractive. Patrons will be served with the beat the market affords at the most reasonable prices. Give this restaurant a trial and you ' will go nowhere else. 1-31 2m FIVE CENTS*. DENTAL PARLORS. Special attention given to the performance of all dentil operations in the evening by the use of a Special System of Electric Llgnts. All work guaranteed. Price* consistent with First class work. Office Hours—S a.m. to 5p m. Evening hours. 7 to 10 p.m. DR. J. A. CRONKHITE Dentist, 455 SOUTH BROADWAY 1-20 3m Corner Fifth Btreet. BETTS & SILENT, Second and Broadway. RSAL ESTATE AND LOANS. We offer today: Two valuable" business corners on Broadway, c ose in; prices are right. Handsome new residence on Thirtieth street, near Figueroa. 8 rooms, }5500. (iOx.')OO ft. lot on west side Figueroa. near Adams street; adjoins handsome residence; a bargain at $4000. Twenty acres in bearing navel oranges, near Duarte, which will pay 20 per cent on price asked. This is something choice. We have several good things to offer. List your houses ' for rent" with us, the demand ex ceeds the supply. ' 2-2 lm SPECIAL! A Supplementary Sale will take place This Morning, at 11 sharp. :-: THE GRAND SALE :-: AT AUCTION Of the Celebrated COSTIKYAN COLLECTION ot ORIENTAL RUGS, CARPETS AND TAPESTRIES, :—WILL COMMENCE—: TODAY X- As per catalogue at 1:30 p.m.: also a Special Sale TONIGHT at 8, at 213 S. Broadway, near Second St, (Potomac Block.) K*W~ Mr. Costikvan, who arrived in town Sat urday last, has the sale under his personal supervision. 2-1-mon wed* fri I FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE CHILDREN who have been admitted into the Los Ange les Orphan Asylum since the last publication: Half Orphans— Catarina Lopez, Ethel Brown, Mary Hottlnger, Clara Forster, Frank Calvert. Juanita Ramirez, Carmel Avila, Irmgard Gent zer, Luclnda Andrada, Hortense Andrada, Al fred Frechette, Caroline Bartels, Lottie Villa, Matilda Villa, Angelita Villa, Jennio Villa, Denis Villa. Whole Orphans—Peter Soteilo, Agnes Cuddy, Bell Atkins. BISIEB JOBEPHINK. January 28, 1892. 2-3 lOt