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Remember the place, NO. 205 BROADWAY, California Bank Building. Respectfully, B SUMS. OUR OR EAT [$10.001 SALE Will be continued until after the holidays. We give you on our co-operative plan of doing business the best values in the city for your money. All-Wool Men's Suits, $10. Tl POOR MAI'S FRIEND, 4 132 N. Main St. Everything Marked in Plain Figures. I LOS ANGELES HERALD. KAN-KOO! g (INOORPORATED) FOR HUBBY: A pretty silk Smoking Jacket for 80, or a useful Traveling Case, which he will need when he goei to the world's fair. FOR YOUR WIFE: A pretty Crepe Jacket, S8; a pretty silk gown, from $11 to $18; Japanese silk dress, from 50c to $1 a yard, and an endless vailety of useful and pretty presents. WE ARE DOING THE BUSINESS I KAN - KOO, 110 South Spring St. (Opp. Nadeau Hotel./ TEN PAGES. WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 21, 1892. PANDEMONIUM IN PARIS. Bedlam Has Broken Loose in Official Circles. Corruption Has -Run Riot in High Places. And Now the Day of Beckoning; Is at Hand. ' Authority Granted for the Prosecution of Prominent Statesmen in Con nection With the Panama Canal Scheme. By the Associated Press. Paris, Dec. 20.—Floquat, president of the chamber ol deputies, announced to the house today that he had received an application for authority to prosecute Rouvier, ex-minister of finance; Jules Roche, ex-minister of commerce; Eman uel Arene,member for Corsica; Antoine Proußt. member for Deux Sevres; Baron Jean de Loubeyran, uember for Lou dun, and Joseph Dagugne de la Fau connerie, member for Orne. This letter Floquet said waa from the procurator general. It stated that the application was mads on the ground that tbe exam ining magistrate of the Panama canal case had received many check stubs on wbich appeared the initials of the depu ties, and that compromising evidence appeared ayainst tbe individuals lv question had been laid before the parli amentary investigating commission, especially as to the pirt they took in the lottery isßue. The application could not be granted without the consent of the house, as deputies under tbe law were exempt from certain legal proceed ings. The chamber decided that the stand ing committee should meet and con sider the application. Tbe sitting was then adj mrned. In the senate, M. Lemyer, president, stated that he had received a demand for the prosecution of senators Reinault, Albert, Grevy, Peral, Thevenot and Devea. The matter waß similarly re ferred. Rouvier appeared before the standing committee, of which he in a member, iv hie own defense. He wa» glad, be said, of an opportunity to explain his posi tion. There was noth ng in the docu ments seized to prove he had ever re ceived a ebeck from anybody in the in terest of the Panama Canal company. He had served the state in a higti office for several years and had al way a deemed it hia duty to preserve silence as re gards certain facts. Tbe accusations against bis honor and integrity re lieved him of the slightest obligation, and he would now apeak out in ttW chamber witbouc'reservj. Before tbe chamber resumed business this statement had gone abroad and caused intense excitement, The gal leries were packed. The report of tbe special committee was read by Chair man Miller. It favored the granting of the application for authority to prose cute, but in the intense anxiety of the moment it was hardly noticed. All waited impa'iently for tbe explanations of the accused members. Deputy Arene was the first one to pro test his innocence. Then Rouvier made a generalemphatic denial that he accepted checks from tbe Panama Canal company or agents, or had any discreditable connection of any sort with tbe company's enterprise. •When he came into power he found the secret servCe fund inadequate for the defense of the republic. As in order to govern well be and his colleagues must have the money which the secret service funds lacked, he had recourse to per sonal friends for sufficient money to tide over the temporary difficulty. Confurion was great in the chamber as the deputies became convinced that Rouvier was evading the issue. There was an outbreak of howls and derisive laughter. Rouvier shouted: ''What I did, all public men bave done. Had I not adopted tbat course the men now interrupting me would not now be seated on these benches." Bedlam broke loose tbe moment the words were issued. After the demon stration had spent itself Rouvier con. tinued: "I am perfectly ready tn go be fore any tribune; I never derived tbe slighest benefit from the Panama Canal company. I challenge an investiga tion." This provoked another hostile demon stration. When order was restored the report of tbe special committee in favor of prosecution was adopted. De Roulede then asked what action the disciplinary council of the Legion of Honor bad decided to take againet Herz Then De Roulede made a most viru lent personal attack upon Clemenceau. He declared that Herz tried to bribe Boulangisu with Panama canal money, but they refused to touch it. De Roulede shouted to Cletnencean: "Why did this Herz give 600,000 irancs to la justices?" Clemenceau, white with rage, sprang to bis feet, and shaking both fists to ward De Roulede shouted back an an swer which nobody could hear in the general confuseion. De Roulede closed witb an attack on the Mutual Benefit association, not of socialis s and revolutionaries, but of rich men's pampererr. Clemenceau replied that De Roulede'a attacks were pernicious, shameless and without foundation. Although be bad not wtitten proofs of hie innocence, he defied De Roulede to snbetantiate tbe charges just made. He would not an swer.theee brazen slanderers in the chamber, but would demand personal satisfaction immediately after adjourn- < ment. The attacks of tbe last speaker on Herz were based on falsehood and imagination. Boulanger had no more devoted friend than Dr. Herz. In conclusion Clemenceau cried out: "De Roulede has accused meof betraying my country by introducing foreign influ ence De Roulede lies " After another scene of wild disorder, Luciene Millevoye, a Bnulangist deputy for Homme, rose to defend, as he said, the memory of Boulanger agsint-t asper sions cast on it by Clemenceau'* state ment concerning the friendship between Herz and the great man. He then let loose a torrent of abuse on Clemenceau, accusing liim of accepting millions in bribes and of advising tbe abandonment of Egypt by the French government. Iv the succeeding tumult Millevoye turned on Floquet, who was trying to restore order, and shouted at him an insulting name. The miniater of justice announced that he would arraign Herz before the council and De Roulede with an inter pellation. The chamber then adjourned. The bitter feeling aroused during the sitting led to many wrangles, and it is believed a number of dnela wilt result. De Roulede and Millevoye bave already sent seconds toClemenceau. It has been reported for a day or two that M. Eiffel has fled to avoid arrest. A reporter found him at the Rue Rabe lais. "I have not run away," said he sharp ly. "I am ready to account for my con du t. If I have been successful in my transactions with the Panama Canal company it is nobody's business. I never attempted to bribe any member of parliament. If I gained enormous profits the money is quite safe where nobody will get it, and my family will not be in need if I be unjustly mo lested." It is currently reported tbat E'ffel recently withdrew 9,000,000 francs from the Bank of France and transferred property to his wife amounting to 6,000, --0(0 francs. Victer de Lesseps testified before the investigating committee today that he was not concerned in the lottery istue, and waa ignorant of any attempt to bribe anyone. Search today in a photographer's es tablishment discloßed proofs and nega tives of the Thleree checks. When con fronted with them Tbieree revealed the hiding place of the stube and these were seized. Baros) de Reinach's place was also ex amined today. Many original docu ments had. been abstracted and replaced with copies. Tbe greatest excitement prevailed on tho streets until a late hour tonight. Some papers published aa many as seven extra editions, and large gangs of people gathered about tbe lamp posts reading them and excitedly cisenssing the situation. The scene presented has not been equalled since the fali of Pres ident Thiers. London, Dec. 20.—The Paris corre spondent of the Times, writing on to day's event, says: What is now occur ing is a mere prelude. All French his tory proves that such periods of trouble are lhe percursor of revolution. •So far the streets are quiet, but the silence warrants mistrust. The Paris correspondent of the Stand ard says: Confinement in Mazan prison h-ia co seriously affected the health of Charles De Lessepß, M. Fontaine and M. Sane Leroy that they hr.ye been re moved to an infirmary. BY THE BEARD OF THK PROPHET. An American Going to Introdace Islam- Ism In This Country. Bombay, Dec. 20.—Alexander Rueßell Webb, who recently resigned tbe office oS 'United States cotaul at Manilla, to preach Islamism, is now at Hyderabad soliciting contributions to a fund to be spent in Bending Islamite miseionarieß to the United States. He is having im mense euccees. By a few days' work in this city he secured 15000, and in Cal cutta and Rangoon $10,000. In Hyder abad tbe subscriptions of Mohammed ans already amount to more than $11, --500. He will use much of tbe money se cured in India to establish Islamite newspapers and lecture courses in Amer ican cities. He will also publish a new translation of the Koran. BOOTH VINDICATED. A Favorable Report on the Finances of the Salvation Army. London, Dec. 20 —The report of the committee appointed to investigate the financial affairs of the Salvation Army speaks favorably of Booth's scheme for the redemption of "Darkest England," but qualifies its general verdict of ap proval with criticisms to the effect that too much cash was sunk in building operations at the beginning of tbe enter prise. Tbe committee consider tbat the property maintained and arquir d for Salvation Army uses is safe in the con trol 'of Booth and his associates, but nevertheless recommend tbe appoint ment of independent trustees to hold real estate and stock investments as ad ditional safeguards against fraud. Indrprnrient Action Counselled. London, Dec. 20.—The Daily News says of the Brussels conference: "We hope tbe conference will not be resumed. Each country must do its best for itself. America cannot afford to delay until May, perhaps not until January, steps to prevent the depreciation of her silver notes." Ksnlu Pasha Mot Dead. Berlin, Dec 20 —Advices dated No vember 20th declare that the report of the death of 2min Pasha is erroneous. He is following Stanle\ 'a route through the Congo state and except for an effect ion of the eyes he is in exception ally good health. Congratulations from Australia. Melbourne, Dec. 20.— lhe advocates of free trade have adopted a resolution congratulating the Democrats of the United States upon their victory. Con gratulations were also cabled President elect Cleveland. . Vignaux Beats Schaeffer. Paris, Dec. 20.-The first game of the billiard match between Jules Vignaux, the French champion, and Jacob Schaef fer of Chicago was played this evening. The game was won by Vignaux, 800 to 680. A Wife Murderer Hanged. London, Dec. 20.—Joseph Melior was hanged this morning for tbe murder of his wife. He met bis fate quietly and acknowledged the justice of his punish ment. _ De Mores Not Wunuded. Paris, Dec. 20.—The story that the Marquis De Mores is lying in a hotel at Brussels suffering from a wound received in a duel is denied. It is said he fought no duel. Conk, y In the Fold. Chicago, Dec. 20.—The row between the trades union people and the world's lair directors over tbe Coukey catalogue concession has been settled, Conkey hav ing agreed to make bis office union. TEN PAGES. A REPLY TO DR. BRIGGS. The Heresy Trial Drawing to a Close. Dr. Lampe Argues for the Pros- He Holds That Briggs Is at Tariance With the Church. A Presbyterian Divine on Trial in lowa for Showing a Penchant for Tretty Women and Fast Horseflesh. By the Associated Press. Nbw York, Dec. 20.—The Rev. Jos. J. Lampe today began the reply of the prosecution in the Briggs caae. He said the Presbyterian church did not seek to compel any man to adopt its doctrines, but when men personally assumed obli gations to that church, the church itself had a right to say whether any man who accepts such a position in that church fulfilled faithfully his obliga tions. Dr. Briggs' methods of determin ing whether any doctrines are essen tial were unquestionably ingenious, but they were his own and must be regarded merely as suggestions until he can in duce the church to revise its standards so as to accept them. Dr. Lampe said Briggs had not an swered the arguments of Dr. Birch and Colonel McCook. The church denied, he claimed, the position taken by Briggs that reason and the church are sources of divine authority. Lampe said there is no salvation without knowledge of Christ and faith in Him. He asserted that Christ and the apostles in all their teachings pointed out the gospel as the final aud only etandard of divine authority. Dr. Briggs, he eaid,contradicts this doctrine in his claim that the scriptures "con tain" the word of God. Dr. Briggs was in antagonism to the principle taught in the confession that the ecripiures are tbe word of God. The statment made by Briggs that tha divine au thority was not in the fords, but in conception, contradicted the doctrine set forth in tho Presbyterian standards, that, makes God to be the author of the written Word. A SPEEDY PARSON. On Trial for Over-Fondness of Pretty Women and Fast Horaea. Dks Momiis, Dec. 20.—The Dcs Moines presbytery is in special session here to try Key. George W. Baxter, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Knoxville, la., who is charged with unbecoming conduct through hia excessivu love for fast horses and pretty women. It Beems that Baxter is the owner of a fast horse and has at different times exercised him on the Knoxville mile track. He ia also charged with being engaged to at least two women at one and the same time. A FRAUDULENT CONCERN. Women Duped by Taking Stock In a Laundry Company. Chicago, Dec. 20.—Mra. Sarah W. Pratt and Mary P. Swarthout, respec tively president and vice-preßident of the Columbia L?.undry company, have filed a bill in court charging Gen. Walter Mcßride and several others of the management with running a fraudulent concern. By cleverly worded contracts, they say, Mcßride "received half the entire subscriptions of the capital stock which now foots up $30,000. They aasert that a misleading advertisement was in serted in the papers and numerous women were induced by false pretenses to purchase stock. None but women were allowed to subscribe, and the stockholders are scattered throughout the west and south. In the directory of the company are Mrs. Addie Schuyler, now at the head of the Pennsylvania central state normal school; Mrs. Susan Harlow, wife of General Harlow, ex secretary of state oi Illinois; Mrs. Sallie Moses, president of the Women's Publishing company, and Marion Har land. an authoress. These ladies, how ever, are said to know nothing of the alleged fraud or the manner in which the affair was run. HANDY WITH HIS GUN. How Captain Davis Wiped Out a Gang of Ihieves. Denver, Colo., Dec. 20.—A telegram from Provo, Utah, says Captain Davis, who wiped out the Brock gang at West water, near the Colorado line, last Au gust, by killing Charles Brock, Charles Miller and H. Duzel, is now on trial for his life at Provo. The only eye witness was Frank Grant, who accompanied Davis to Brock's cabin where the kill ing took place. He testified that he, with Davis, went to Brock's cabin for thieves supposed to have stolen his pony, and attempted to burn tbe stack. The witness stated that Davis was as sailed by Duzel with a club near tbe door of the bouse as they came up, and was shot through the cheek. Miller, who shot »t Davis through a window, waß next fired upon by Davis and killed. They met Brock as they were going home. They quarrelled, and Davis was struck with a pair of iron hobbles. He then fired two shots at Brock, killing him instantly, one shot striking him in the side the other in the heart. The case will be on trial two or three days. Yale Freshmen Punished. New Hav«n, Ct., Dec. 20.—At the con current meeting of the faculties of Yale university thja afternoon it was voted to prohibit the freshmen classes of the university, numbering over 600 men, from taking part in any baseball inter collegiate game during the coming sea son. Thie action is punishment for the disturbance created by a large portion of tbe class at the celebration of the suc cessful footba'l season at the New Haven opera house, December 3d. Bucce«B'ul tecnre fine tailoring with pie is ing fit from H. A. Getz, 112 West Third street. PRICE FIVE CENTS. STEVENSON IN THE SOUTH. The Vleft-Fresldent-Eleot Cordially Re ceived iii Alabama. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 20.—General A. E. Stevenson and party reached here thia morning six hours late on account of the wreck of a freight train. The party was met at the depot here by Gov ernor Thomas G. Jones and a committee. They entered a private car which waa soon attached to a special engine and left for Anmston, which waß reached at noon. There were no demonstrations except a large crowd present at the depot to ccc the vice-president elect, who held an impromotu reception shaking hands with all who could reach him. Anniston, Ala., Dec. 20.—Vice-Presi dent-elect Stevenson and party arrived here at noon and will remain until to morrow morning. When the train en tered the city, cannons were fired, whistles blown, bells rung and all other kind of noises made. At the depot a reception committee was in waiting, and three companies of militia formed an escort to Mr. Stevenson's carriage. After luncheon an informal reception was held at the opera house, which was crowded to its full capacity. Mr. Stevenson made a brief address, thanking the people cordially for the kind reception. Several ether gentle men spoke briefly, and then all those present shook hands with the vice - president - elect. After a drive about the city the ladies of the party were tendered a high tea at 6 o'clock, which was followed by a public reception in the parlors from 7 toi 9 At the latter hour the banquet, which waß an affair of great brilliancy, began. Speeches were numerous, but were brief. BEN NIK'S NEXT JOB. President Harrison to Be a Professor In Stanford University. San Francisco, Dec. 20.—The state ment waß published this morning that at the close of hia administration, March 4th next, President Harrison would become a member of the faculty of Stanford university, having been en gaged to deliver a course of lectures on law, as a non resident prefessor. This would necessitate occasional trips to this state from Indianapolis, it is un derstood President Harrison will locate, and might result in his nuking Califor nia hie winter residence each year. Washington, Dec. 20,-The statement in a San Francieco dispatch that Presi dent Harrison at the expiration of his term would becoma a member of the faculty of the Stanford university, hav ing accepted a proposition to deliver a series of lectures on law, aa a non resi dent professor, receives partial confirma tion. It is ascertained that the matter has been informally dißcussed, but not formally brought to the president's at tention. REPUBLICAN STKEKEUS. They Propose to Steal Seats in tho Senate If Thi-y Can. Washington, Dec. 20.—1t ia stated that the Republican "steering" com mittee, composed of Senators Hour, McMillan, Chandler, Teller and Mitch ell, has come to the conclusion tbat while it cannot offer tho stateß of the northwest any material relief, it will keep itself in shape to protect tbe inter ests of the people when the matter cornea before the Benate for action. A member of the committee said this evening it would keep track :>f tho situ ation in questionable etatta and be in formed aB to the real condition of affairs, so in case of contests before the senate they would be aa fully equ : ppedto make a fight for seats as the Democrats who say their committee is organized for the aame purpose. FIVE LEFT ON THE FIELD. A Bloody Fight Batwren Federal Offi cers aud Uorsethleves. Ciieyennb, Wyo . Ddc. 20 — Meager particulars of a desperate fight between two United Statea deputy marshals and a band of five horsethieves at Hyattsville, Johnson county, Wyo., in which five of the participants were killed, are received." Marshals James Huff and W. H Nutcher attempt ed to arrest tbe thieves. In the fight they lost their lives, after killing Ira Walker. Ace Achmickand another thief. The other two thieves escaped, but a poaee will start after them. White Men Carved by Indlacs. Mount Vernon, Wash., Dec. 20.-- Newß has reached here of a probable murder tbat occurred about eight miles north of here yesterday. Three Indians attacked two white men, one whom is dying from the effectß of a knife wound; the other is seriously wounded. The names of the wounded men are Hank Downey and George Frazier, both log gers. Their atory is that they were at tacked by three Indians becauae they refu ed te get whisky for the Indians. Others are of the opinion that the white nra visited the Indiana' homes during tbeir absence. The Brown Brothers Guilty. Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 20. —George W Brown, adjutant-general of Arizona, and B. C. Brown, treasurer of the Arizona board of world's fiir commissioners, publishers of the Weekly Enterprise, who have been on trial several days on an indictment charging them with the criminal libel ot Brewster Cameron, clerk of the United States court, were tonight found guilty by the jury. Lax Checking Up. St. Louis, Dec. 20. —Today's investi gation into the affaire of the city treas urer's office discloses little new except the fact that there has been great carelessness in tbe checking up of the office by the committees. In fact, lax work in the examinations was what made it possible for young Foerstel to get away with the money. The Champion Skater. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 20.—Hogan and McCormick, champion and ex champion skaters of the world, met in a three-mile contest at the Normania rink tonight. Great interest was taken in the result locally. Hogan won the match easily by 40* feet in 9:47. The race was for a purse of 10(10. A Cold Wave in lowa. Dubuque, lowa, Dec. 20.—Tbe coldest day ol the season, 15 degrees below zero, growing colder.