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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37. —NO. lib GOV. BOYD'S JUBILEE Nebraska Democrats Cele brate Their Victory. The State Capital Thronged With Visitors. A Statesmanlike Speech by the Patri otic Governor. The Typhus Fever Scourge at New York Still Spreading—A Mine Disaster in Colorado—Oilier Eastern Happenings. A-i ioclated Press Dispatches. Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 15.—Governor Boyd's accession was celebrated by the Nebraska Democrats today. A fair es timate places the number of strangers in the city at 15,000, mainly from towns and cities in the state, though Western lowa and Northern Kansas contributed a few. Governor Boies, of Iowa; Peck, of Wisconiin, and Francis, of Missouri, were expected but were unable to come, and sent regrets. In the evening the governor held a reception at the Hotel Lincoln, which was largely attended. It was followed by a ball. Governor Boyd, in the course of a speech, said he believed the incidents attendant upon the unprecedented con troversy following his election, and the final result, will bave a far-reaching effect upon our politics, and that its effects will be beneficial to Democrats as the efforts of himself and those most nearly concerned in resisting the efforts of their opponents to commit a great wrong were guided throughout by a determina tion to abide absolutely within the law ; to act conservatively in all measures taken, with a view to upholding the honor and credit of the party, ana the fair fame of the state. It is not alone Democracy which has been vindicated, but the principles of good, honest gov ernment. TUB TYPHUS SCOURGE. Transatlantic Steamships Beginning to Reject Russian Immigrants. New York, Feb. 15. —The steerage passengers on the City of Berlin were all transferred to Hoffman island this morn ing, and the ship, after being thor oughly disinfected and cleaned, was allowed to proceed to her dock. Sixty-seven Russian steerage pas sengers of the the steamer Belgen land were sent to Hoffman island for observation. The remainder of the steerage passengers w?re allowed to pro ceed with the ship to her dock, aiter being disinfected. The different transatlantic steamship companies carrying immigrants to this countiy are greatly exer cised over the typhus fever out break, and especially over the action of the health officer of the port in quar antining in such large numbers the im migrants, as the companies are obliged to support the immigrants while they are in quarantine. There are now due at this port a large number of steamships, and in them many im migrants from various parts of Russia. All these Russians will be held on Hoff man's island for a week or ten days. The agent of the North German Lloyd steamship company today cabled in structions to the other side to refuse to take any mere Russian immigrants. It is probable the other companies will take the same action. Seven more cases of typhus fevnr were discovered this afternoon at 42 Twelfth street, and removed at once to North Brother's island. Pittsburg, Feb. 16.— A Newcastle, Pa., special says nine of the passengers of the typhu3-infected steamer Massalia have been lot ated in Lawrence county, and great alarm is felt lest the infection spread. Two of the immigrants are known to be very sick, but are so con cealed by their countrymen that it is impossible to locate them. The health officers are out after them. SHOT DOWN THE CHUTE. A Terrible Mining Accident at Aspen, Colorado. Aspen, Colo., Feb. 15.—The Mollie Gibson mine was thei-cene thiß morning of a terrible accident, which caused the death of three men. The men were in the shaft, and in order to get rid of dirt and rock bulkheaded the shaft at the fourth level and made a chute to the lower level in adjoining work ings. The chute became choked up, and water was poured on the shale and rock in it to make it move. Through carelessness the men stood on the mass of dirt, taking no precaution for their safety. The dirt suddenly started down the chute, carrying Michael Egger, aged 44; W. L. Sharp, aged 20, and Michael Oaplers, aged 25, with it. They were suffocated. Wra. Bailey was also on the dirt, but caught hold of timber in the roof and saved his life. Detective Brown In I,oh Angeles. Columbus, 0., Feb. 15.—Mrs. Brown, wife of Detective Jameß A. Brown, re ported to have mysteriously disappeared from San Francisco Thursday, received a letter from her husband this morning stating he was going on a trip to Los Angeles. She has no fear that Brown was foully dealt with, as intimated in a San Francisco dispatch. Brown is en gaged in the investigation of the Sidney Bell murder case. A call at the home of C. S. Bell, father of Sidney Bell, devel oped that they had heard nothing about Brown's disappearance. Economltea Celebrate. Pittsburg, Feb. 15.—The eighty eighth anniversary of the founding of tha society of the Economites was cele brated at Economy today with appro priate religious and social exercises. Dr. Teed's friends made no effort to get in, and everything passed off pleasantly. American Wheelmen. Columbus, 0., Feb. 16.—The annual meeting of the league of American Wheelmen convened here today. This afternoon tr-o league elected C. L. Bur dett of Hartford, Ct., president; P. F. Sheridan, Springfield, 111., first vice president; W. L. Brewster, Quincy, 111., treasurer; secretary, Abbott Bassett, Boston. The next meeting will be held in Washington, July 18th, 19th and 20th. NO MOKE SLUGGING. Boxing Hag Developed Into a Mild Pas- time in Chicago. CHICAGO, Feb. 15. —Three thousand people gathered at the Second regi ment armory tonight to see Andyßowen of New Orleans and Jimmy Murphy of Michigan slug each other. Greatly to their disgust a police inspector gave a preliminary exhibition and announced that no more slugging would be permit ted in Chicago. The audience watched the pugilists go through eight rounds without striking a blow worthy of the name, except in the second round when Bowen knocked Murphy down with a right-hander. Another American Countess. New ork, Feb. 15. —The wedding of Count Festitics and Miss Ella Haggin is announced to occur on February 24th. The bride is the daughter of Louis Hag gin and grand-daughter of J. B. Haggin. Count Festitics comes of one of the old est and most distinguished families of the Austrian nobility. The count met Miss Haggin in Paris and followed, her to this country. He is a member of the Paris Jockey club and is a noted person age in society in Paris and Vienna. Nearly All for Hill. Albany, N. V., Feb. 15.—0f 384 dele gates to be selected to attend the Demo cratic state convention, 27ti delegates are out of New York and Kings counties. At the headquarters of Hill tonight it was given out that 123 delegates outside of New York and Kings have been se lected, of whom 120 are for Hill. DISQUIET IN CHIHUAHUA A TRAVELER REPORTS A SERIOUS STATE OF AFFAIRS. The Lower Classes and Indians Up in Arras Against the Qorernment—A Se ries of Battles With Federal Troops. Priests Encouraging the Revolutionists El Paso, Tex., Feb. 15. —A well known mining man just returned from Chi huahua, reports that country in a very unsettled condition. He says the rev olutionary movement there is sympa thized with by the lower classes, and they are daily gathering arms and per fecting organization. In several in stances tbey have already rebelled and won victories against the federal troops. The. movement is urged on by the priests who hope to overthrow the present gov ernment and resurrect the constitution of 1872. One priest at Teochi, claiming to be a saint, has complete control over the Indians for miles around. Urged on by him, the people for miles aronnd have declared against the government, andso serious did the movement become that federal troops were sent. The first de tachment of troops soon fell under the influence of the priest and joined the revolutionary forces. A second- detachment w«s met by revolutionists, and a fight ensued, in which twenty regulars and nine rebels were killed, and many wounded on both sides. The troops succeeded in cap turing the town, but the rebels escaped to Sonora, robbing and plundering en route. Following closely upon this, another battle was fought at Las Animas, in which the revolutionists came off vie- torious and without the loss of a man. Eight federal soldiers and their com mandant were killed, and arms and am munition were captured among the revolutionists, who, up to the time of the departure of the miner, still held the town. From ev«ery pass in the mountains, swarmed men eager to join the movement, until the federal soldiers surrounded the town and permitted no one to enter. A few days later there was a skirmish at Yeckery, in which three of the revo lutionists were killed and a number captured. The people are gathering in all the little towns and giving the gov ernment much trouble in dispersing. IN THE COMMONS. The Espiegle Bullion Episode Justified. Irish Questions. LoNDON,Feb. 15. —In the commons to day Lord George Hamilton, first lord of the admiralty, responding to a question, denied that the British government was involved in any constitutional question by the conveyance by her majesty's ship Espiegle from Coronel, Chile, to Montevideo, of 338 bars of silver, val ued at £145,000, for the then President Balmaceda. The question of legal title of the then existing Chilean government was then universally recognized, and the shipment of the bullion was regular. He added, however, thatachange in the naval regulations under which the cap tain of the Espiegle acted was under consiaeration. Mr. Jackson, secretary for Ireland, Btated that the whole sum of £10,000,000 assigned for the purchase of land in Ire land under the Ashbourne act, had been absorbed. The pending application for advances amounted to £361,504 above the sum provided by the act. Iv the debate this evening on the ad dress in reply to the speech from the throne, Sexton, member for West Bel fast, moved an amendment declaring that the majority of the Irish people and their representatives in parliament were convinced of the inability ot the impe rial parliament to legislate for Ireland in the manner required by the distinctive interests of that country, and that this conviction bad been intensified by the manifest failure of the land purchase act to afford a basis for the extension of the class of occupying tenants. He criti cised the act severely. Jackson replied defending it, and Sex ton's motion was rejected—l 79 to 158. The close vote was greeted with treme.i dous cheers from the opposition and Irish. The address was then adopted. A San Bernardino Blaze. San Bernardino, Feb._ls. —Fire broke out this morning in the jewelry store of George Blair, causing damage to the stock of about $2000, fully insured. It is not known how the fire started. TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY lU, 1892 —TEN PAGES. PROSPERITY AHEAD. A Fine Prospect for Califor- nia Products. Foreign Raisins Crowded Out of the Market. The Prune Market Showing Signs of Improvement. San Bernardino County Forging to the Front as a Producer of Precious Metals—Litigation Over the calico Mines- Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Feb. 15.—The Commercial Bulletin this norning refers again to the favorable prospects of the California raisin trade, baaed on importation sta tistics, and adds : "Since the publica tion of those statistics, the returns of shipments from California have been given out, and the figures suggest that California has already made great strides in the direction of supplying an outlet that was formerly a field for foreign raisins. As a matter of fact, it would seem practically demonstrated that California has produced enough raisins to supply ,an outlet equal to that which foreign goods found in this country when the latter had the field almost exclusively and it is suggested that the weather conditions permitting, there will be enough raisin grapes grown there the coming season to bring the supply of California raiains fjlly|up to the crop of last year and the importations from Eu rope combined." A bid of 9Jfc for4o's to 50's California prunes in boxes, by an extremely con servative buyer, is taken as an indica tion that no great surplus of that size is here. COMING TO THE FRONT. A Genuine Mining Boom In San Ber- nardlno County. San Fkancisco, Feb. 15.— J. B. Os borne, a well-known mining man of San Bernardino county, is at the Grand hotel. He gave some interesting news concerning the mining interests of his county. "San Bernardino," said he, "is coming to the front as a mining section. The mines have only been operated for about ten years, but the re sults bo far have been very encouraging. While Bilver predominates, there are plenty of lead and* gold deposits. What we need most, however, is decent railroad transportation. It looks ncv hb though we would get it The Atlantic and Pacific has a line through the country from Mojave to Albuquerque, but it does not pass through the mineral section. Now I understand that the same company in tends pushing a line through to Utah along the line of the mines. This will give the industries of the country a genuine boom. English capitalists are becoming interested in several mining properties, and a London syndicate re cently purchased the famous Remover company mine." RAILROAD COMMISSION. Mr. Sneath Protest! Against the Ice Rate as Fixed by the Board. San Francisco, Feb. 15. —At a meet ing of the railroad commissioners today, R. G. Sneath, president of the Consum ers' Ice company, brought in a written protest against the ice rate fixed by the board, which he maintained was an av erage rate of four cents per ton per mile. The protest was tabled. T. T. Trickstadt protested against the passenger rate on the line to Yosemite between Berenda and Raymond, where 10 cents per mile is charged in second and third-class cars, or $2 for a trip of twenty-one miles. T. H. Goodman, general passenger agent of the Southern Pacific, forwarded a written reply to the protest, stating that traffic on the line did not warrant a lower rate. Mr. Goodman said the line was not money-making property. The matter was referred to Commissioner Rae for investigation. A HOT CONTEST. The Modesto Irrigation District Contro- verity In Court. Modesto, Cal., Feb. 15. —The pro ceedings of the Modesto Irrigation di rectors and Attorney Stonsifer are being tested in the courts. Stonsifer was served with a mandamus to compel him to exhibit to the public, particularly to B. Turner, the report of the expert en gineer, O. Schussler, of San Francisco, now locked in Mr. Stonsifer's safe. The complaint sets forth that the Modesto Irrigation district is a political subdi vision of the county and a public cor poration ; that the attorney will not show petitioner the report of the engi neer on the condition of a section of an irrigation ditch now in controversy be tween Contractor J. D. Dougald and the district. The position is maintained that the report is a public record-, and should be open to the inspection of the public during office hours. There will be a hot contest. A FAMILY AFFAIR. Complicated Poisoning or the Lewis and Helms Families. Merced, Cal., Feb. 15. —Jacob Lewis a well-to-do merchant at White Rock, Mariposa county,and wife were poisoned some time ago. Later members of Richard Helm's family were poisoned. Helm is Lewis's son-in-law. During the time between the former poisoning and the latter, Lewis missed merchan dise from his store. Search revealed the goods in Helm's barn. Complaints have been issued, charging Helm, his wife and eon with poisoning Lewis and wife. The parties are now under arrest. Sequestered Boodle. San Franisco, Feb. 15. —This after noon Joseph J. Cochrane was arrested and booked at the city prison on a charge of grand larceny. The complaint alleges that Cochrane in May last suc ceeded in obtaining from Thomas T. Howard $350, by what means is not stated, but is rumored Cochrane se cured the money with the understand ing that a position on the police force was worth that amount of money, and as the position was not obtained, How ard demanded the return of his money, but failed to get it. THREE MINING SUITS. The Consolidated Calico Sued by the Waterloo and Burning Moscow. San Francisco, Feb. 15. —Three com plaints were filed today in the United States court against the Calico Consoli dated Mining and Milling company. Two are by the Waterloo Mining com pany and the third by the Burning Mos cow Mining company, all for certain mining done in the Calico mining dis trict, in San Bernardino county. The Waterloo Mining company, which is or ganized under the laws of Wisconsin, owns the Silver King and Red Jacket quart/, mines, which the com pany claim* have been mined by defendant company, by extending drifts from Ub Oriental No. 2 and Mam moth mine, into the Silver King and Red Jacket mines, owned by plaintiff. From the Silver King it is claimed 2500 tons of ore were extracted, and from the Red Jacket 1800 tons, valued at $30 a ton. The suits are for $75,000 and $54, --000 for ore thus extracted. The Burn ing Mobcow Mining company complains that 1500 tons of ore were extracted by defendants by extending a drift from their Mammoth mine. The damages asked are $05,000. The New Star's Variableness. Lick Observatory, Cal., Feb. 15.— During the past twenty-four hours the new star baa fallen off in brightness about half its magnitude. So far as observations made here are concerned, it was brightest during the evening of the 14th inst. It appears to be subject to variations of Bhort periods. (Signed) E. S. Holden. SAM'L OF POSEN'S TRIAL. THE LINE OF DEFENSE SET FORTH BY HIS COUNSEL. Curtis Testifies in His Own Behalf-He Claims to Have Been Assaulted and Robbed and That It Was His Assail ant Who Shot Policeman Grant. San Francisco, Feb. 15.—1n the Cur tis case today the defense stated that they would prove that Curtis was not left-handed; that the nipper on the wright wrist would have prevented him from being able to shoot Grant, and that he did not do the shooting. The defense claimed that witnesses had been tampered with by the police, and that testimony had been suppressed. Attorney Wilson reviewed the case and said that on the night Curtis was arrested ho was under the influence of ltrftvur. He had a Urge sum of money on liis person. Near the corner of Third and Mission a man asked Curtis for a light for a cigarette, and reminded him that he had played with the defendant at Atlanta. They walked to Sixth and Howard, Curtis endeavoring to get rid of the man. Near the corner of the street Curtis heard a step, and, as he turned around, was knocked down. A police officer came up and arrested Cur tis and bis assailant. The man started to run, and Officer Giant put a nipper on Curtis's wrist. Curtis did not know he had been robbed until after he had reached the police station. The officer took the two men across Folsom Btreet, when a shot was fired. Curtis felt him self being drawn toward the building and two other shots were fired. The night was dark, and, believing himself fired at, Curtis broke away and ran. Attorney Wilson closed by saying a man residing at the corner of Fifth and Folsom was ill and was up when the shots were fired, and saw a man run rapidly up the street. He saw three men—an officer and two others whom lie had under arrest. The defense would prove by a Mrs. Abbott that there were three persons present when the shots were fired. Two ladies saw a man, not Curtis, run up Fifth Btreet after the shooting, and Reverend W. W. Davis would testify to the effect that the bruises found upon Curtis were made by the robber who made the assault on him. The defense would show that Curtis was not in the habit of carrying a revolver, and had none on him that night; that Curtis had no motive for shooting Grant, and that the man who robbed Curtis of $240 was the man who fired the fatal shot. Curtis took the stand in his own be half, and testified that he was born in Detroit, Mich., and is an Episcopalian. He had been an actor twenty-two years. Had never before been arrested. On the night of the shooting he had $240 with him to pay a bill. He did not pay it, because he failed to see his creditor. He left hiß wife at the thea er and took a walk. Curtis then related the circumstance of meeting a man who knocked him down and robbed him, and of their arrest by Officer Grant, when the shots were fired. Curtis did not see who shot, but thought the shots were meant for him and ran. Ho did not recognize the man who accosted him. He did not have a pistol that night. He had been accustomed to use a pistol in the comedy Sam'l of Posen. He is not left handed, but uses his left hand as much as the right. For three or four weeks after the shooting he had violent pains in the head. A Deadlock Broken. Redding, Cal., Feb. 15.—Thomas Green, former sheriff of this county, was elected by the board of supervisors today to succeed Hopping, deceased. A deadlock prevailed in the board for a week, and was settled today by Bidwell, who was sick and unable to attend. Ross and Green, the aspirants, were both Republicans. Chris Bidwell, brother of the supervisor, will be under sheriff. Bold Burglary. Modesto, Feb. 15. —At noon today, in the absence of the station agent, burg lars pried open the depot door with a jimmy. They then entered the money drawer and got $60 in coin. There is no clue. Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect Fit, and a large New Stock at 125 W. Third street. H. A. Gets. STORE TALK! Young man, * w °uld give mm ' nessforyour |l» energetic | t0 get i*^ 65 " 1 J P forward Look at us. We laid the foundation of our business in 1870; we started in a small way, and by honest methods we have succeeded. Today we can truthfully say that we have the largest clothing business in Southern California. We are always ahead in everything pertaining to our line. We are the pioneers of fashions in this section, and nothing new escapes our notice. Look at our center show window, with its handsome display of nncciothing for spring and summer wear. These goods arc made specially for us by the celebrated Stein, Block Co., whole sale tailors. They are superior in make, style, fit and finish to any other ready-made clothing, and positively equal to custom work. We can fit in all sizes, the regular, the extra long and extra large. Our styles- are exclusive and our prices moderate. We are closing out all fall and winter goods at great reduc tions. Nothing reserved. A saving to you of 25 to 30 per cent. 128, 130, 132,134 N. SPRING STREET. wholesale:, -sis- retail.. COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION. Froapecta for Foreign Co-Operatlon Not Bright—Austria la All Right. London, Feb. 15. —The Globe today says the prospects for foreign co-opera tion in the Chicago Columbian exhibi tion do not appear very bright. In the case of England, the Globe adds : "The very grave feeling against the McKinley bill has not subsided, but it is to be hoped manufacturers will not let their feeling overcome their prudent judg ment. Furthermore, such an attempt at retaliation is more likely to hurt themselves than anyone else. The Americans and Germans are strenuous ly trying to take our commerce. The absence of British competitors at the fair would therefore be regarded more as a benefit than otherwise. It would also be regarded as an admittance of defeat." Chicago, Feb. 15. —Director General Davis received a cablegram today from Consul-General Goldschmidt, at Vienna, saying the emperor of Austria had ap pointed a commission of prominent men, with the Imperial Archduke Carl Ludwig at its head, to supervise the Austrian exhibit at the Columbian ex position. Republican Central Committee. San Francisco, Feb. 15. —The Repub lican state central committee meets in this city on the 14th of next month, for the purpose of setting the time at which the conventions shall meet to se lect delegates to the Republican nation al convention. Carpet Mill Deatroyed. Philadelphia, Feb. 15.—One of Dob son's carpet mills was destroyed by fire tonight. Loss, $150,000. ORIENTAL ART ROOMS, CONSTANTINOPLE. lyjß. S. 8. COSIIKYAN- Wlshes to inform you that he has just re ceived an invoice of unusually choice Oriental Hup wi Tapestries And as he MUST LEAVE the city by Saturday next, he will offer these Goods at PRIVATE * SALE, :—for—: FOUR DAYS ONLY (CommencinKTodayand continuing until Friday. February 19th.) The time being very limited, Mr. Costlkyan IS DETERMINED that tho«c who come to see these goods get EXCEPTIONAL BARGAINS. 213 S. BROADWAY, (Potomac Block.) 2-16 4t FIVE DENTAL PARLORS. Special attention given to the performance of all dental operations in the evening by the use of a Special System of Electric Lights. a.ll work guaranteed. Prices consistent with First class work. Office Hours—B 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 street. BETTS & SILENT, Second Attn Bhoadway. REAL ESTATE AND LOANS. Wo offer tofiay: Two valuable business corners on Broadway, close in; prices arc right. Handsome new residence on Thirtieth street, near Fiftueroa, 8 rooms, $5500. (iOxlJOli ft. lot on west side Fieueroa, 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 louses ' for rent" with us, the demand ex ceeds the supply. 2-2 Ira TODAY—THE LAST DAY OP TUB GRAND AUCTION ORIENTAL ART GOODS! TURKISH-PERSIAN Rugs, Carpets, Palace Embroideries, Curios, Etc., Direct imported from Turkey, AT 246 SOUTH SPRING ST., TODAY. FEBRUARY ICTH, LABT SALE, ■ At 10:30 a. m. and 2:00 p.m. sharp. This will be the last opportunity for bargains, Mr. M. B Mihran soon going away. Today everything will be sold out. Do not be lale. All the big carpets, gem rugs and fine embroid eries which were kept for this day will be of fered. MATLOCK A BHD, 2- 6 lOt Auctioneer*. 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 best the market affords at the most reasonable prices. Give this restaurant a trial and you will go nowhere else. 1-31 2m