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VOL. XXXVIII.-NO. 155. 3TEINWAY PIANOS! THE ONLY RECOGNIZBIf STANDARD PIANO! In All Parts of the World. THB BTEINWAY PIANO HAS NO EQUAL. GEO. S. MARYGOLD, SOLE AGENT. 821 South Broadway, Los Angeles, Cal. AUCTION ! Wednesday, September 14 At IO O'clock ci.m The entire contents of the Wood, Coal, Hay and Grain Yard at 008 & 504 WEST SIXTH STREET, Comprising 3-room dwelling, with lease, or Oan be moved; also sheds, 2 horses, 1 double wagon, 1 single wagon, harness, platform scales, heating stoves, etc., etc. Will be offered as a whole or in part, to suit purchaser. MATLOCK & REED, AUCTIONEERS. RAMONA CONVENT, DOS ANGELS 3 COUNTY,"CAL., a branch of thn 0 invent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart; Oakland, Cal. This institution, conducted by the Sisters of the Holy Names, occupies one of the most pic turesque sites in the S«n Gabriel vail* y. It has featur. sot excellence that specially recom mend it to pub lo patronage. The oourse of study embraces the various branches of a solid, Ist ful and or'i.' mental educatl >n, For particu lar, anp y to tha LADY SCPEiiOR. 8-4 2m If you admire a fine display Of the Latest Novelties in endless array, We invite you to call and make an inspection When you begin this season's selection, And, if with our styles you are impressed, Make your purchase and be well dressed. COR. SPRING AND TEMPLE STS. * ■ ■ TEN PAGES. STOP AT HOTEL NADEAU WHEN IN LOB ANGELES. Elegant rooms $1.00 per day and upward!. Sixty suits with bath. All modern Improve ment!. European plan. 7-3 3m fl. W. PHASE, Proprietor. HARDWARE "Dealers," come and make big money for your selves and save on many lines at least 2f> per cent. . _ The public should know that the Breakey stock is being slaughtered. -« "Wiss" pruning ehe.rs, I*l 25, usual price $2 50 "Southern" pruning knives, 76c. ÜBual price 1 Door bells, with levers, 50c, usual price. 125 Dog collars, half usual price Bronze irofl letter box, tfl, usual price.... 250 Two carpenter pencils for o catch 'crn alive muuia trap 10 Knives aud forks: per set *0 Three tlned hay fork 20 Pour lined manure iork 40 Heavy pick 50 I ong-iiat.dh d (hovels 50 Handled axed* •'•>• JjO Crosscut saws, per foot 80 2«-lnch hand saws go 8-inih sweep bit sock 35 8 inch ratchet bit stock „ 7,5 No 7, 26-iuch Diston Raw } Socket framing chisels, per set 3 60 Butchers would smile and get fat by buying tbe cheapest and best tools for the money they ever saw. Meat cutters $1 00 Kainlly grin tones 100 W. W. DOUGLASS, 113 North Main street. ANTELOPE VALLEY. Antelope Valley lands are commanding the attentlo i of all shrewd land seekers on ac count of itß rich soil, line climate, good water, and Us adaptability for ralsiog the finest wheat and barley In the country without irrigation, and is especially adapted for rais ing almonds and all Vnds of deciduous fruits. Fruits oan be dried to perfection: no fogs or dews to disco or them, we can sell you lands 1 n the best part of the valley from $2 per acre and upwards, and havo the rellnqnishmenls on some very choice pieces at low figures. If you want a oheap and good home or want to make a profitable investment, call and see us. ANTELOPE VALLEY LAND AND WATER CO., IK4X South Spring street, room 1. 7-31 lyr KINGSLEY & BARNES, ART:-: PRINTERS, COPPEB-PLATK PRINTING, WEDDING INVITATIONS, VISITING CARDS, ETC. 2ii New High St., Fulton Bl'k, Near Krauklin St., groundiloor. Tel. 417. 8 -10-6 m IMMENSE INVOICE JTJST ARRIVED OF CHEAP Dinner, Tea sToilet Services STIFFORDSHIBE CROCKERY CO., 8-27 417 South Spring street Cmo MANICURING, CRIMFING, SHAMPOOING, SINGEING, HiffiPARLORS MRS. M. CODIB, 819 South Spring street. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1892. A BLOT ON CIVILIZATION. American Manhood Sunk to Brute Level. Inhuman Conduct of Inhabi tants of Fire Island. A Shipload of Human Beings Kept in Dire Distress. Tho Horrors of tha Black Hole Re-en acted—Tears and Prayers Could Not Melt Hearts of Stone—ln doscrlbable Cruelties. By the Associated Press.] Quarantine, N. V., Sept. 12.—This day will probably be looked on in fu ture years as one of the most horrible reproaches on American civilization tbat ever occurred in American history. The federal government on one side; the state government on the other, both anxious to be a rescuing party, and in front the local authorities and pri vate people forcing back the victims from a haven of refuge. On Sunday the unfortunate cabin pas sengers of tbe Normannia, who were eight days conliend on the cholera stricken ship, were greeted with the in formation that tbey were to go to Fire island. The steamboat Cepheus was hired, and the first and Becond-class passengers started for the promised land. Tbe weather waa rough and many were seasick. After a voyage of about thirty six miles, tbe captain weakened and said he was afraid to take tbe Cepheus over the bar without a pilot. In consequence, the Cepheus started back, and tbe first-class passen gers were once more put on board tbe rickety old Stonington liner. The sec ond cabin passengers were kept on board tbe Cepheus, without a bed or even a pillow on which to lay their head. They were strewn about the settees and carpeted decks of the steamer. Early on Monday morning tbe cap tain of tbe Cepheus discovered that he required coal and water, and could not get to Fire island without them. He calmly steamed up to the quarantine jetty, made fast alongside, and sent word, shortly after 4a. m., to wake the health officer up. Dr. Jenkins decided to water and coal her at her own dock. This was done, and about 10 o'clock tbe Cepheus once more started down the bay to embark the first saloon passen gers and take them to Fire island. The trip was a rough one, but there was more than the elements to be met. A storm was brewing around Babylon and Islip since the first rumor that Fire island was to be tnrned into a quaran tine station was heard. Tbe Babylon ians and their near neighbors cared not for their suffering fellow-creatures; they did not care if they died of cholera, starved,- or were drowned; all tbey thought of in their craven hearts was the totally improbable proposition tbat they were being attacked by tbe pesti lence, owing to the propinquity of a number of ladies, gentlemen and children who never had chole ra in their midst, who bad lived for a fortnight on board a plague-stricken ship without being touched, and who were returning to their own homes. The craven-hearted creatures, trem bling from their own imaginary fears, not from any real danger, not only in voked tbe arm of the law by means of tbat anomalous legal stay entitled an injunction, but assembled as an armed mob, hundreds Btrong, to drive these helpless women and children back to tbe cholera ship, and to, at all events, possible death. Goveniot Flower begged and im plored fjf. Jenkins prayed the men to allow vPI passengers to land. Telegram after telegram flashed over the wires as suring the men of Islip and those of Babylon tbat they ran no risk. They were obdurate; they would not give in, and the passengers of the Normannia are now, on Monday night, lying in an inlet by Fire island. Tbe passengers appointed a commit tee, with Senator McPherson as chair man, to confer with the mob. The lat ter refused to withdraw their injunction, and so, for tonight at least, they can claim a victory—a victory gained over 471 helpless women and children, and their equally unoffending husbands. • AT FIRE ISLAND. The Unfortunates Prevented from Land ing by Foiroe of Arms. Fire Island, N. V., Sept. 12.—There were exciting scenes here this afternoon and up to the present hour, owing to demonstrations by from 300 to 400 bay men and others, led by Supervisor W. H. Young and ex-Supervisor John H. Vail, of Islip town, who took possession of tbe dock, armed with shotguns, oars and ot he;- weapons, and twice resisted all attempts made to land the passen gers from the Cepheus. At 5 p.m. the Cepheus anchored about 200 feet from tbe dock. As she ran alongside the dock the first time a hundred voices shouted: "You can't land here! Go back to New York." Others shouted threats of throwing the men overboard if they stepped from the vessel on to the dock. A hawser was thrown to the post, and was imme diately thrown back. Five policemen on the Cepheus climbed to the gunwale, and motioned as though to draw revolv ers, but went no further. C. L. Wall, whom Governor Flower authorized to take charge of the hotel here, who was also aboard the Cepheus, asked the mob to listen to him, and then said: "I represent the state of New York, and am authorized to land here and assume charge." The crowd shouted: "Show us your authority." He thereupon produced a paper, which he began to read, but could not make himself beard. Many passengers, mostly women, appealed to the crowd to allow them to land, but the answers that came back were only shouts. Lawyer Reid and Supervisor Young informed those aboard the steamer that Justice Barnard had granted an injunc tion restraining them from landing. Mr., Wall asked to ccc the injunction, but as the document bad not yet arrived, it could not be produced. They stated, however, that it was on the way. Tbe Cepheus then backed out and turned. While turning, Dr. Voigbt se cured a row boat to take bimto the steamer, and had gone half way, when the men rowing refused to go further, and turned back. He made two other unsuccessful attempts to reach the steamer. The Cepbeus again ran alongside tbe docks, but a solid line of determined baymen repelled tbe attempt to land. Mr. Wall again asserted his authority, but when he stated that his authority was from Dr. Jenkins, the health officer, the crowd jeered, and Supervisor Young shouted: "We don't recognize Dr. Jen kins' or Governor Flower's authority here." Lottie Collins, who stood in the first row of passengers that lined the decks of the Cepheus, put out both hands and cried: "Shame, shame, you who call yourselves Americans; shame!" and the steamer again backed from tbe dock. After this the Cepheus had a boat lowered and Mr. Wall and Captain Tnp ple rowed in it to tbe dock,' but were not allowed to step ashore. Mr. Wall eaid he desired to confer with a com mittee, whereupon several persons shouted: "Supervisor Young repre sents us." let me ashore and Supervisor Young and I will talk the matter over," said Mr. Wall. A score of voices answered: "No, no; you can't come ashore here. Go back t$ New York." Mr. Wall replied: "I represent the state of New York." "Show us your authority, then," re sponded the crowd. Mr. Wall thereupon took a paper out of his pocket, and read from it as fol lows: To whom it may concern : P. L. Wall is authorized ttflake charge of the Surf hotel and passengers. (Signed), Wm. T. Jenkins, Health Officer, Port ot New York. Supervisor Young replied: "I do not recognize Dr. Jenkins; this is not a part of New York, and I do not propose to allow any passengers from infected ships to land in tbe town of Islip." "But we have not a sick person on board; everybody is well, and I appeal to you, in behalf of American women and children, to allow the people to land," said Mr. Well. "We think of our own women and children first, and intend to protect them at all hazards," replied the super visor. While this conversation was going on, Dr. Voight appeared on tbe dock, and began telling Mr. Wall tbat he had charge there, when several baymen crowded around him, shouting: "Throw him into the water; drown him," and would probably have carried out their threat but for the reporters. The boat returned to tbe Cepheus where tbe dejected passengers' spirits were being kept np by a band of music, tbe band playing the Star Spangled Banner, God Save the Queen, and Yankee Doodle. Tbe boat came off again, however, and Mr. Wall asked to have provisions sent aboard to tbe Cepheus. Some one in the crowd shouted: "All right; let them have all the provision they want!" But the greater number answered: "No, no; give them nothing. Let them go back to New York!" Many threats were made of burniDg or cutting down the dock if the passengers began to land, and a number of men procured axes with which to cut away sufficient of tbe dock near the hotel to prevent persons from landing. At 4:55 Lawyer Eugene Field, of Babylon, counsel to tbe Islip board of health, reached here with a copy of the injunction granted by Justice Barnard. His arrival was greeted with prolonged cheers from tbe crowds on tbe dock. Everything is in readiness in the hotel for the care of the 570 passengers on the Cepheus, whenever they are landed. A carload of provisions has just arrived from New York. Dr. Voight has just stated that he is informed tbat Governor Flower has tele graphed Sheriff A. B. Darling, of Suffolk county, to come here with deputies and keep the dock property clear of intrud ers, and protect the Cepheus' passen gers in landing. The arrangements to insure the carry ing out of Governor Flower's orders and protecting the hotel have baen lament ably inadequate. INCONCEIVABLE CRUELTY. The Mob Would Listen Neither to Pray ers nor Reason. Fire Island, N. V., Sept. 12.—The people here have been made insane by their exercise of power. They have been appealed to in tbe name of God to permit the oldest women and tbe young est children to be taken to the hotel for the night; that if this request was grant ed their lives might be saved; but tbey refused, with brutal jeers. An event since nightfall displayed a degree of cruelty well nigh inconceiva ble. After the Cepheus came to anchor, two police officers rowed to the landing and asked that a letter be taken to Dr, Voight. The mob refused to allow tbe letter to be brought ashore, and drove the police off with threats. As it was growing dark, a small boat came from the direction of the steamer. It was rowed by two policemen, and in the stern stood a gray-haired man—Robert M. Thompson. As the boat approached tbe landing tbe mob gathered threaten ingly, Mr. Thompson asked to be heard on behalf of 200 women and chil dren on the steamer, who were suffer ing from hunger, exposure and exhaus tion. After some minutes of insulting retorts by the mob, he was allowed to speak. He said the men of the steamer did not ask to land; the young women would remain, if necessary, but the old women, some of them grandmothers, and children, suffering not for comforts, but for decent care, Bhould be allowed to land. They would be returned to the steamer after a night's rest and one meal. Attorney Willard P. Reid answered that if the captain of the steamer would come ashore, the people to whom he spoke would consider the request. After saying he would attempt to bring tbe captain back with him, Mr. Thompson returned to the steamer. It waa dark, except for the light of the stars, when the boat was seen coming back to the landing-place. When the boat had almost touched the landing, a TEN PAGES. tall, spare figure waa seen standing in the bow. "It is Senator McPherson, of New Jersey," called out Mr. Thompson, who was still in the stern. Senator McPherson stood silent for some moments, looking at tbe mob he could dimly see crowding to tbe edge of the wharf and ordering the officers who were rowing back to the water when the boat drifted too near the landing. "Citizens," said tbe Senator at last, "the captain declines to come ashore. If you will give me your injunction papers, I give you my word of honor that I will give them to him, and he will accept them as legally served." "BriDg your captain ashore as you promised," said Attorney Reid. "That would accomplish no more than my offer to you," continued the senator. "You want him for some other purpose than you have stated." Attorney Reid replied that the cap tain must come ashore. "I do not understand you," eaid the senator. "You appear to hesitate over come legal quibble, and your hesitation means unspeakable sufferings, probably death, to women and children." The crowd remained silent." "If we can bring him ashore, will you agree to let the suffering, innocent, help less people land?" "They cannot land," yelled the mob. The senator turned his face up to the mob, and in an impressive voice said: "I appeal to you men in the name of God not to be longer led into heartless cruelty by this attorney; but to give your consent that these women and chil dren be taken from the boat, where they have nothing to eat, and no place to sleep; whisre the common decencies of life cannot be longer observed; where their surroundings are foul from sea sickness. Before you answer, think what will be done. Remember yonr own wives and children. Be manly. Do not bring everlasting disgrace on your names. Be men." It did not seem as if human beings, capable of understanding the language in which they were being addressed, could withstand tbe appeal. But the crowd stood there, sullen and silent, while the lawyer said: "They, cannot land. If we permit them we will give away onr case. They cannot land." "They cannot land !" echoed the mob. Senator McPherson sank down in tbe boat overcome. Mr. Thomson cried out: "You poor people, you are being duped by a tricky lawyer!" "We are no more tricky than you," answered Lawyer Reid. Mr. Thomson then said: "You will at least allow Dr. Voight to send us food and blankets?" "Not unless the captain comes ashore," answered the lawyer, and the mob applauded. When the boat rowed back to the steamer, the newspaper men who bad listened to this, at once went to every one of the health board who was present and begged that thiß horrible crime be not committed. At 8:30 o'clock a meeting of the board was held in the hotel office, where a resolution was passed that if Dr. Voight would go with lawyer Raid to the steam er, and see tbat the injunction papers were served, the board would allow food and blankets to be taken aboard. Dr. Voight was made to promise that if this was allowed no attempt would be made to land passengers. On one of the trips of tbe ship's yawl to the landing for bedding, Mr. Thom son came in the boat and asked if tbe reporters would take a petition from the passengers to be telegraphed to Governor Flower. The crowd on the landing said nothing could be taken from the ship. Mr. Thomson stated tbe sheets of note paper be bad fumi gated according to the requirements of the United States postofhce. A mem ber of the Islip board of health was ap pealed to, but he refused to receive the dispatch. The reporters were offered a copy of it from dictation, and by the aid of lanterns this was accomplished. Tbe dispatch is as follows: To Governor Flower: In our extremity we appeal to you for release from ex posure. We are nearly five hundred persons, mosly American citizens, de tained in order that infection may not be passed to our people. Notwithstand ing the fact that there has not been a case tbe wildest imagination among us can believe to be cholera since August 28th, now fifteen days, the force of cir cumstances puts us under condi tions of peculiar suffering, and at this moment we are lying about on tbe decks of the steamer Cepheus,an excursion boat, without any sleeping ac commodations. ' Delicate women, and aged and infirm men are without mat tresses or blankets, and many are ex posed to the sky. All are eupperless, and this comes after three days insuffi cient food, dread of fire, the misery of sea sickness aud dreadful uncertainty as to our fate. Had cholera been among us, it must have broken out, but only tonight the quarantine physician on board tbe Cepheus pledged his word to tbe savage mob that is detaining us here that there have been no symptoms of cholera amongst us during all tbe time we have been under his observa tion. The breaking point is nearly reached in our hardships; hunger and fear are doing their work, and tbe condition of the weak and infirm is reaching the limit of human endurance. For God's sake release us and let us go to our homes. We will put ourselves under any supervision you may direct. Take account of our peculiar conditions, and act at once, or tbe authorities of the Empire state will be responsible for many deaths from exhaustion. (Signed) J. R. McPherson, E. L. Godkin, A. M. Palmer, R. M. Thompson, J. S. Rosenthal, Dr. F. W. Lange, Executive committee for the passen gers. The following dispatch was received about 10:30: Albert Darling, Sheriff of Suffolk county:—Guard the property of the state, and see tbat the hotel furnishes food to the passengers on the Cepheus. Summon all good citizens to aid you. Those passengers are in want of food. There is no danger from cholera. The only danger is that they may be driven to distraction. Appeal to the manhood of the people. I know they will aid you. Plenty of relief will arrive to morrow. (Signed) Roswell P. Flower. The "committee endeavored to obtain permission from the panic-stricken mob Continued on Filth page. PRICE FIVE CENTS. THAT ANCIENT CHESTNUT. Have You Heard the News From Maine? She Went "Hell Bent," Etc., As Usual. Republicans Jubilant Because the Dutch Took Holland. Governor ami Four Congressmen Elected. Tom Keed Returned by About »000 Majority—A Light Tote Cast. By the Associated Press. 1 Portland, Me., Sept. 12.—Tbe etate election for choice of a governor, four congressmen and members of the legis lature, occurred today. One hundred and sixty towns give Cleaves, 31,617; Johnson, 25,780; Hussey, 613; scatter ing, 775—a total Republican plurality of 6585, against 9491 in 1890. The indica tions are tbat Reed will have 2000 plurality in the First congressional dis trict. Washington county went Repub lican by 1100 majority, the entire Re publican ticket being elected. Eight of ten members of the bouse are Republi cans. Augusta, Me., Sept. 12.—The follow ing dispatch explains iteelf: Augusta, Me., Sept. 12, 1892. Hon. Thomas H. Carter, chaiimsn national Republican committee, 518 Fifth avenue, New York : Tbe vote will be 1200 lees than in '88. We elect all four congressmen, carry 14 of the 16 counties, have two-thirds of the members of the legislature, and elect our governor by 11,000 majority over the Democratic candidate. (Signed,) J. H. Manley. a Lewiston, Me., Sept. 12.—Scattering returns from several counties of the Sec ond congressional district show the re election of Dingley (Republican) by be tween 3000 and 4000 plurality over Ma gi'licuddy (Democrat). Dingley runs ahead of his ticket and Magillicuddy be hind. Bath, Me., Sept. 12.—Tbe Republicans carry Sagadahoe county by their usual good majority, electing tbe entire ticket by an average plurality of 013. Dover, Me., Bept. 12.—Tbe entire Re publican ticket is elected in Piscataquis county, but by a slightly less majority than two years ago. Saco, Me., Sept. 12.—The York coun ty returns show a falling off from the figures of two years ago. Nineteen out of twenty-seven towns in the county give 600 Republican majority on tbe vote for governor. The county will probably give aJßepubrkan reajoritv of 1200. Portland, Me., Sept. 12.—The cor rected vote of this city gives Clarke 3951. Johnson 3423, Hussey 114. GHERARDI'S ORDERS. The White Sqnadron to Go on a Friend ly Mission Down the Coast Washington, Sept. 12.—Admiral Gher ardi called at the navy department to day, to get sailing orders, prior to his departure for San Francisco to take command of the fleet of evolution,which will sail for South American ports. The fleet goes on a fri»ndly mission, touching at all the principal ports on tbe west coast. Tbe trip will be a ceremonious one, and every effort will be made to strengthen the good will between tbe United States and the sister republics. Admiral Gberardi will hoist bis flag on the Baltimore, which, as the flagship of the fleet, will steam out through the Golden gate in a few weeks, followed by the Charleston, San Francisco and York town, if the latter ship getß down from Bering sea in time. The trip will be made leisurely, and it is not expected that the squadron will reach Hampton, Roads before late in the winter. HIGHEST POINTS NORTH. The Stars and Stripes Floating Nearest the North Pole. Washington, Sept. 12.—The stars and etripes have been planted at tbe two nearest points to the north nole yet reached by civilized man. The navy department today received the follow ing telegram from Lieutenant Peary at St. Johns, N. F. The United States navy the highest discovery on the Greenland coast, Independence bay, 82 degrees north latitude, 34 degrees west longi tude, discovered July 4, 1892. Green land ice cape ends south of Victoria inlet." The highest point heretofore attained on the east coast was about 75 or 77 degrees, and was made by Holdenby, a German. [Lieutenants Lockwood and Brainard, of the Greeley expedition in May, 1882, reached a point in latitude 83 degrees 24 minutes north, longitude 40 degrees 46 minutes west. This is something over ninety miles farther north than tha point reached on the east coast.—Ed.] The Wrecked Whaleback. Empire City, Ore., Sept. 12.—There is no perceptible change in the condi tion of the wbaleback Bteamer Wet more. She is still lying with her side to the breakers, which, at high tide, pass clean over her. James Giiffitfa, manager of the Wetmore, who arrived yesterday, says he will not be able to state what steps will be taken until he can board the ship and examine the state of her bull. Ravenous Flames. Albany, N. V., Sept. 12. —The total loss by fire which de stroyed the state printing office and other surrounding buildings, this morn ing, is estimated at nearly $300,000. Montreal, Sept. 12.—Fire destroyed tbe Cbsmberly hotel this morning, and four people were burned to death. Traveling Odd Fallows. Denver, Sept. 12.—A special train of ten Pullman cars arrived here this morn ing bearing eastern delegates to the sixty-eight annual convention of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. ',0. O. F., which is to convene in Portland, Ore., Friday. Your fall suit should be made by Getz. Fine tailoring, beet fitter, large stock. 112 West Third street.