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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 37.—N0. 12G SHABBY TREATMENT. Convention of the State Dem ocratic Clubs The Cleveland] Element Cap tures the Organization. Southern Counties Subjected to an Unmerited Snubbing;. No Honors Conferred South of Santa Clara—Los Angeles Delegates Ex press Their Indignation in an Kuiphatlc Manner. Special to thn Hkrald. San Francisco, E'eb. 23. —Ihe conven tion of Democratic clubs' met at .Metro politan hall thiß afternoon, with ex- Mayor Glascock of Oakland as tem porary chairman and exllecorder Spotts as secretary. A committee on creden tials was appointed and a recess taken. Upon reassembling it thowed the con vention to consist of 752 delegates. A motion was carried tbat a committee of fliteen on organizatioa and a like number on resolutions should be ap pointed. On the announcement of the selection of the committees, not a Los Angeles delegate's name, or a delegate south of Santa Clara county appeared on the list. This brought forth a Btorm of indigna tion from the southern delegates, and a heated discussion took place between Delegate Price of Los Augeles, Chair man Glascock and several San Fran cisco delegates. Outside of the San Francisco delegation, the convention and spectators were unanimous in their condemnation regarding the shameful treatment that Los Angeles aud the other southern counties had received on the various committees. A San Fran cisco delegate remarked: "Los Angeles wants the earth. What has she done for the Democratic party?" Price replied rather pointedly and sar castically: "If San Fraucisco had done as well by Pond as Los Angeles, Mark ham would not be governor." All of the delegates and the specta tors, with the exception of the San Francisco contingent, coincided with Price's views, as the applause to the re ply was deafening. The names of Cleveland and Hill, ou being mentioned, were both received with prolonged applause. At the evening session the reports of the organization and the resolution committees were submitted and adopted. J. R. Glascock was seleated president and A. C. Troy secretary. There was a hot fight and a lengthy discussion for the latter office, between A. I. Spotts and L. J. Welch, the delegates being about equally divided. A. C. Troy of San Rafael was finally chosen as a com promise candidate. A vice-president was selected by the chairman of each county delegation, John T. Galfey being the choice for Loa Angeles. The entire Loa Augeles delegation, headed by Galfey, Burke, Hobbs and Price, withdrew from all part in the proceedings of the convention, after Los Angeles county had been ignored as to representation on the organization and resolutions committees. A resolution was adopted favoring the election of United States senators by the direct vote of the people. John R. Glascock was elected perma nent president of the state organiza tion, A. C. Toy secretary and John H. Wise treasurer. An executive commit tee of fifteen was also selected. There was great rivalry between the San Francisco factions regarding the election of officers. John T. Gaffey and others who claim to (know allege that the Cleveland faction have the organiza tion. Telegrams were received from Gov ernor Boyd of Nebraska, Governor Boies of lowa and ex-Governor Gray of In diana congratulating the Democracy California upon the Btate organization of the clubs. It was nearly midnight when tbe con vention adjourned with cheers for the Democratic party. TAMMANY SENTIMENT. Willing to Win With Hill but Not Pre pared to Follow to Defeat. New York, Feb. 23.—Nearly all the members of the anti-snap convention committee returned from Albany last night The leaders are confident that the proposed state convention at Syra cuse on May 31st will be recognized as the real Democratic convention, and that its delegates will be admitted to the national convention. An evening paper says : In private conversation the Tammany men express doubt that Hill will be nominated at Chicago, and they no longer deride the anti-snap conven tion movement, The general sentiment of Tammany seems to be embodied in this sentence: "We are willing to win with Hill but not prepared to go down with him." SlrK SfINTBNCED• The Glendale Train Robber Sent Up for Twenty Years. St. Louis, Feb. 23.—Adalbert D. Slye, the self-convicted Glendale train robber, appeared today in Clayton, to receive eenttuce of Judge Edwards for his crime. Without ceremony his doom was pro nounced twenty years in the state peni tentiary. Hedspeth was to have been arraigned today, but was too ill to appear, and so was left in his cell undisturbed. Slye all along denied that Hedspeth was one of the gang, but admita that Francis, the robber killed at Lamar, Mo., was one of the Glendale gang. Hedspeth ieeJs sure he will be able to prove an alibi. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. An amusing incident of a reception to ex-President Cleveland, at Detroit, last night, was the vain endeavor of an el derly lady to embrace Mr. Cleveland. At Warner, Ark., a mob overpowered the jailors and lynched George Harris (colored), who was charged with the murder of one Parka last September. Two pickets on duty at Coal Creek, Term., were fired on from ambush. A squad sent to their relief returned the fire and wounded a bushwhacker. More trouble is feared. George Young, who was convicted nearly two years ago of the murder of Charles W. Beach, has just been sen tenced to three years and two months in the Arizona penitentiary. It is said Secretary Foster will visit Goßchen, British chancellor of the Ex chequer in England, and the ultimate result wi'l probably be that arrange ments for an international monetary congress will be made. The attorney-general of Pennsylvania has notified the officials of the Reading aud Jersey Central railroads that a hear ing will b*i held March 3d in the action taken by Mesßrs. Caasett and Powderly against the new combine. UNNATURAL AFFECTION. A PARALLEL TO THE FAMOUS FREDA WARD CASE. The Frinoipals This Time Were Youug Men—A Young Physician Suicides Be cause of Unrequited Love for His Mali Companion—A Sensational Letter. St. Louis, Feb. 23. —That the pecu liarities of the Alice Mitchell-Freda Ward case at Memphie are not confined to the feminine sex, is demonstrated by the suicide here this morning of Dr. E. T. Breedlove, of Baltimore. Thia morning the inmates of Hurst's hotel were startled by a pistol shot. A few seconds later Isaac M. Judson rushed down stairs and informed the proprietor that Dr. Breedlove had shot himself. Hurst rushed to the room, where he found Breedlove'a dead body. The man had shot himself in the right temple, and death was evidently instan taneous. At the police station Judson said he was iv the room when Breedlove shot, himself, and gave the cause of the act as despondency aud a strange attach ment to himself (Judson). This latter remark is most significint when taken in connection with a letter found among t'.ie dead man's effects. It saya in part: "I came intending first to kill you, then myself. I shall only make an end of my own miserable existence. My love for you has been my ruin. I can no more live apart from you than fly. There is but one thing 1 could have, and that is to paaß the remainder of my life with you. I shall do that, anyhow, for to die in your arms relieves death of half ita terrors. It is cruel for me to do thi3 act, for it will blight your life. I should be more cruel to myself to try to live without you. You have done all but one right and affectionate thing to save and make me, but it has failed. I would gladly beg, steal, do anything forego riches, forget riches, home, kin dred,for a life of blissful association with you. The blow will probably kill my mother. I shudder to think of it. We might have been happy together had it not been for your rich friends, your high social and busineza standing, your high ideas of morality which you never fill; but it is too late and muat come. Good bye, Isaac, I won't wish you happinesß; you will never have that again, aud you will follow in my footsteps sometime. Men of our natures and sins must have their punishment, and ours comes in a terrible shape. You are mine in the sight of heaven, and no family ties can claim you from me, and in death I have loved you better than you have ever been, or will ever be loved again. Pray for my soul. Amen." Scrapa of other letters of the same tenor were found in the room. Judson says be had been an intimate friend of the suicide for some time past. Breedlove had been depressed for some time over financial matters and the failure to establish himself in his profession. Judson went this morning to the hotel to see Breedlove who was about to leave on a visit to Baltimore. As he entered the room, the doctor hauded him a letter, and while he waa reading it he beard a pistol shot. The parents of the suicide live in Fort Smith, Ark. A WucceHMl'itl Uruminer. A. B. Unmmings, who was famous in the gentlemen's furnishing trade throughout tho country and was re garded as in some respects the most brilliant salesman in New York, is dead quite suddenly from an attack of tho grip. lie was able to command a salary of $10,000, besides handsome commis sions on his sales, and he earned more money selling neckties than a majority of the bank presidents receivo in salary, or nine-tenths of the lawyers here gain in practice at the bar.—New York Let ter. One Year's Patents. Some months ago the American patent office had its 100 th birthday, and tho last half of the century has witnessed wonderful strides in that direction. In the first fifty years only 12,412 patents were issued, but last year there wero 22, --080. The variety of patented articles ia really wonderful, and American inge nuity seems to be in no danger a ex hausting itself. Every year show, a larger number of inventions than the year before.— Youjnj; Peop! WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2i, 1892 -TEN PAGES. IN A REDHOT STEW. Stormy Scenes Ju the St. Louis Conference. ■ The Crank Convention Almost Breaks Up in a Row. A Free Fight Between Georgia Dele gates Narrowly Averted. Southerners Opposed to Independent Polltlaal Action—Polk Permanent Chairman—Third Partyltes On Top. Associated Press Dispatches. St. Louis, Feb. 23. —Seldom, if ever, has a more turbulent scene been wit nessed at a great political gathering than the one presented late this after noon in the big national industrial con ference. For several anxious minutes the convention seemed about to break to pieces in a fight. The committee on credentials caused all this trouble by seating the contesting, or third party, delegates from Georgia. As soon as their names were read, pandemonium broke loose. Moss of Georgia, an anti-third party man, made a vigorous objection, unless the contestants would submit to the unit rule. In an instant Post, one of the contest ing men, was up. He waa here, he said, aa a delegate chosen by the state Alliance, while Moses was chosen by the executive committee. Nineteen twentieths of the state Alliance ef Georgia were in favor of independent political action, aud the small faction represented by the other wing were not deserving of consideration. Congress man Livingstone, declared Post, had himself declared in favor of selecting delegates all of one opinion or the other, and then chosan a set of men whose purpose it was, as it was Livingstone's own, to deliver tbe Alliance, bound band and foot, to the old Democratic ring. Branch, of Georgia, also yelled at the top of hia voice in the same vein. The uproar increased and delegates were ' shaking fiats in one anothers' faces, and the chairman's gavel had no effect. Chairman Brown, of the credentials committee, said the committee had recognized the great seal of the Alliance of Georgia, and found three men en titled to seats. This left two vacancies, and in the interest of harmony these had been filled by selection from the, opposing force. It was not a question j of old political partiee, but a question of peace. The confusion continued for fully five minutes. Finally Ellington, of Georgia, mounted a chair and repeated Post's cbargea against the Georgia executive oommittee. Moses tried to get at him and a free fight aeemed unavoidable, but the con vention aeeming suddenly to realize tbe disgrace of tbe affair, took an astonish ing right about face. The report of the committee on credentials waa adopted, with a long wail from Georgia. A SERIOUS SPLIT THREATENED. At a caucus held laat night it became evident that many of the southerners were not in favor of third party action, holding that their desertion from their old party (Democratic) would only strengthen the Republicans. Before the caucus closed all the delegates from Georgia announced that should the con ference determine on a third party, they would withdraw from tbe body. Four of the six Alabama delegates announced that they would do likewise, as did the delegates from Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the presi dent of tbe North Carolina state alli ance. CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE'S REPORT. When the industrial conference opened thia morningJChairman Cannon stated that if anybody was not present for harmonioua action, he might get out of the way or be Btepped upon. He then announced that the committee on credentials had been in session all night and was now ready to present a partial report. The report recommended seating 246 delegates from the Farmers' Alliance, 53 F. M. B. A., 82 Knighta of Labor, 97 National Farmera' Alliance, 25 National Citizens' Alliance, 97 colored F. M. B. A., 27 National Citizens' Independent Alliance, 65 Patrons of Industry, 25 Patrons of Husbandry; total, 677. The Farmers' Alliance were given 25 delegatea-at-large, and thirteen minor detached organizationa and individuala were given a representation of 58. Ignatius Donnelly moved an amend ment that Miaa Frances Willard, Lady Somerset, Clara Hoffman and F. H. In galls be seated as delegates, as repre senting the national Women's Christian Temperance union. Both the amend ment and the report were adopted. It was resolved tbat during recess a committee on platform bo appointed on a compromise basis. The plan was to give each national organization three representatives on the platform com mittee, and each state one representa tive. POLK MADE PERMANENT CHAIRMAN. General Weaver moved the election of President Polk of the Farmers' Alliance aa permanent chairman of the conven tion, and it was declared carried unani mously. In an instant Powderly of the Knighta of Labor was on hia feet hotly protest ing that the proceedings were irregular. Others added their protests, and an Illinois delegate made a motion for re considering the election of Polk. The motion waa promptly carried. It waa decided to vote by statea in stead of by organizations, and Polk was unanimously elected. Polk then announced that the next order of business was the election of the vice-presidents and other officers. Misa Frances Willard and Ben. Terrill of Texas were elected vice-presidentß. John W. Hay of the Knights of Labor was made secretary, and Warwick, a colortd delegate from Virginia, aasietant secretary. PAKE COINAGE BROACHED, The free coinage trouble was pitched among the delegates by Wilson of Georgia offering a resolution that the convention petition congress for the adoption of the pending bill for free and unlimited coinage of Bilver. Livingstone tried to have it carried. Tracy, of Oregon, apparently at the instance of a Kansas man near by, tacked on an amendment demanding the passage of the sub-treasury bill. I Thunderous protests were raiaed at thia critical moment againet considera tion of more resolutions outside of the platform committee, and the free coin age resolution with its sub-treasury tail was in effect unceremoniously dumped on the table. platform-makers at work. The convention waited a long time after supper to hear from its mammoth committee oh resolutions, and finally adjourned until tomorrow. The committee on platform is working late tonight, Hugh Cavanagh, general worthy foreman of the Knighta of La bor, having been elected general chair man, after General Weaver declined. Brutal Assault. Redwood City, Cal., Feb. 23.—War rants are out for the arrest of Jack Smith, a notorious local tough, for an assault upon John Hanley in a livery stable in Baden. Smith has a record of previous affairs of tbe kind. Mr. Han ley now lies in a precarious condition irom the effects of a knife wound in the groin. Sheriff's deputies are looking for Smith. /.eft For Washington. Chicago, Feb. 23.—The world's fair congressional delegation left here for ,Washington this morning. POLITICS IN GUATEMALA A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT FOULLY ASSASSINATED. General Enriquez and a Party of Friends Ambushajl by Soldiers and Killed at the Instance of Barrillas—Only Two Presidential Candidates Left. San Francisco, Feb. 23.—A special cablegram from San Salvador, addressed to the Associated press, under date of February 23d, states that General En riquez waa killed yesterday by a body of Guatemalan soldiers, together with a number of companions, near the city of Zacapa, Guatemala, near the Honduras coast. The cablegram statea that General Enriquez had been unanimously pro claimed dictator by the Constitutional party of Guatemala, and had in conse quence incurred the active hostility of President Barrillas, who alarmed the public by announcing that General En riquez was at tbe head of an insurrec tion directed against the present govern ment. President Barrillas ordered •GeneraMSnriquefc to present himaelf to the authorities of Zacapa. General Enriquez proceeded at once toward that city, accompanied by his two brothers and a party of friends. A company of 100 soldiers, lying in ambush on one of the roads out of the city, fired upon General Enriquez and party, killing all of them. Tbe cablegram attributea the attack and killing of the party to ordera issued from the capital, and imputes the deed to the Guatemalan government. The shooting of Enriquez ia supposed to have been done to preclude the pos sibility of his becoming president. At the presidential election, held last Jan uary, there were three candidates, En riquez, Conservative, and 1 .ainfiesta and Barrioa, Liberals. No candidate re ceived a majority, and the question waa referred to the legislature for settle ment. That body will elect a president in March, and as Enriquez stood a good chance of being elected, he was put out of the way by his rivals. City of Mexico, Feb. 23.—An official telegram from Guatemala says: Rebel lion ended. General Enriquez, Colonel Enriquez and twenty others have been shot, and peace is assured. A Salted Undershirt for the Grip. Five years ago I was suffering with a very severe throat trouble, so much so that I did not expect to live. An ac quaintance told mo that he could give me a remedy that would cure it and, as I had tried all of the doctors in my town without receiving any benefit, 1 decided to try the remedy suggested. I tried it, was permanently cured of my cough, and besides I discovered that I was not subject to colds. I served a palace car company for two years in that time. I was conductor, running in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Flor ida, Tennessee and Alabama. I was of course subjected to very hot cars in win ter, and of necessity had constantly to get out in the cold at all hours of the night. In all that time 1 have never had a cold or the grip. You will be astonished at the remedy. It is simply to wear a salted undershirt. Take a summer undershirt and soak it in brine made with, say, a half pint of ordinary salt to about a quart of water, and put out to dry. Wear this shirt next to the body. It is not unpleasant to wear and will, I am sure, keep off grip and bad colds, and, 1 firmly be lieve, consumption. If I were to live to be eighty years old, 1 have so much faith in the salted shirts that 1 would never cease to wear them. My reason for pre ferring the thin gauze shirt is because the salt makes a heavy shirt too stiff and hard. Wear the heavy shirt over the salted shirt.—Cor. New York Times. A Rhode Island man made a net profit of $2,700 in six months by raising skunks for market. He sells the felts of the odorous animals at good figures, and manufactures skunk oil. which he dis poses of to the druggists for a rheu matic cure There is a strong factional fight on in the Mississippi Republican ranks, led by B. K. Bruce and John R. Lynch on one side, and Postmaster Hill, of Vicks burg, and Revenue Collector Wimberly on the other. A state convention has been held by each faction. The Indianapolis street car strike is still on. OUR SEMI-ANNUAL CLEARING SALE Has arrived at that stage of develop- ment where it can truly say, that it f % yftjf' fears n0 competitors, because the people are wise enough to recognize j\f3^^|^--^. a fir st-class article when they see it. y * n connection with JE^wJtJ&iQA our Clearing; Sale sale of Hosiery and Ties. Having purchased an JmhS& immense quantity of these goods at a great MM. fJ^m\ sacrifice, we can guarantee a bargain with every article purchased of us. These goods come in Tecks, Puffs and Four-in-Hands, and the colors are the latest in fashion. Forme r price, 50c and 75c Your choice for fl A great sale of imported SBfl Mm Half Hose, that formerly sold IfffßHj for 25c and 30c, now Our Stores will be open until Bp. m. Saturdays, 10 p. m. IN THE SENATE, The California Hydraulic Mining memo rial Formally Presented. Washington, Feb. 23.—Among the papers, presented and referred in the senate today was a memorial adopted at the convention of miners and farmers held in San Franciaco, June 21st, laat, on the subject of hydraulic mining, and asking for an appropriation for the erec tion of dams and other restraining worka to prevent debria from injuring navigable rivera. Referred to the com mittee on commerce. A resolution waß agreed to, calling on the secretary of agriculture for a copy of the reports of the special agent of the department on the experiments in the production of rain. A resolution for an investigation into the resources, social and otner condi tions, laws, etc., of Alaska was agreed to. The calendar wae then taken up and bills were disposed of aa follows: House joint resolution concerning mining debris in California, passed. To fix compensation of keepers and crewa of life-saving stations, passed. Keepers of stations, except stations known aa houses of refuge, to receive $600 per year; members of crews, $65 per month during the time stations are manned. . House bill to provide an additional mode for taking depositions of witnesses in causes pending in the United States sonit (allowing depositions to be taken under state laws), passed. Tbe senate bill to provide for a com mission on tbe subject of alcoholic liquor traffic was laid aside. The senate joint resolution for an in ternational bimetallic agreement wae taken up, and Stewart made some re marks upon it, but as the morning hour had expired, it went over without ac tion. The pure food bill was taken up as un finished business, and Paddock spoke in advocacy of it. Bate and Coke spoke against it, and without action, the sen ate went into executive session and soon adjourned. The Benate committee on finance to day ordered an adverse report on Coke's bill to amend tbe laws in regard to national banking associations. Judge Bennett, chairman ef the Utah territorial Republican convention, today proposed to the senate committee on territories a bill for local government in Utah, and favored the admission of the territory as a state on the ground that the people wanted statehood or nothing. John Henry Smith of Salt Lake also favored the statehood measure. Thiß closes the hearing. LOOP HOLES IN THE UW, An Express Robber Set Free After Pleading Guilty. Merced, Cal., Feb. 23. —William Cristie, arrested at Dos Palms, charged with robbing the express office at that place, of some $300, was today dis charged by the superior court on ac count of defective proceedings in the justice court. Curtis had pleaded guilty, and is reported as having offered to com promise before commitment. He is said to have been a director in the Kaweah colony, Tulare county, and under in dictment charged with using the mails for illegal purposes. Wanted for Burglary. Merced, Cal., Feb. 23.—A printer giving the name of Brandon was ar rested here this morning. He is wanted at Modesto for burglary. FIVE CENTS. FIICE AT SPOKANK. A Big Brick Block Hotted— Narrow Mmm cape of the Inmates. Spokane, Wash., Feb. 23.—Fire started in the basement of the Crescent block at 3:30 this morning, and before it was extinguished the building was completely gutted. The building, which is three stories high, built of brick, ad joining tbe Review building, was filled with lodgers and roomers. In a short time all the avenues of escape were cat off, save the windo «s, and the people ia the building appeared there and frantic a'ly appealed for help. Laddc s were at once run up by the firemen and the half-clothed men and women were as sisted to the street. Wild rumors were quickly afloat of men and women un able to escape, but at this writing it ap pears that all the occanants were res cued in safety. The losses are heavy. Alfred Stebbins, Crescent block,gutted, $15,000; insured; Mr. Bracht, music store, $17,000; in sured $5000; Mrs. Ford, $10,000; insur ance not known; Mrs. Welch, $9000; covered by insurance. The building was the only brick structure left standing by the fire of August, 1889. BLEACHED BONES. The Skeleton of a Han Who Disap peared Fifteen Years Ago. Sonora, Cal., Feb. 23.—Some fifteen years ago John Trout, assessor, and at one time sheriff of Toulumne county, left Sonora in a mysterious manner; no one knew where he went. Last Monday the bleached bones of tbe missing man were found. They were in a deep gulch about two miles from Sonora. The skeleton was leaning against a big rock, and by the side of it was found a revol ver, two chambers of which were empty, a pocket-knife and a two-bit piece. The identity was established by means of a protuberance on the back of the head. New suits at 125 W. Third st. Select from our large new stock and you are sure to be fitted. Gets, Fine Tailoring. 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