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VOL. XX: ..—NO. 82. BARGAINS IN SECOND-HAND PIANOS! STEINWAY SQUARE. STEINWAY BABY GRAND. STEINWAY UPRIGHT. CHICKERING SQUARE. The Steinway baby grand anil upright are 6 Tactically as good at now, and we will sell lem at bargain priced. MYGOWS s M S 221 S. BROADWAY. LEAVE ORDERS HERB FOR N. BORCHERS PRACTICAL Piano Tuner and Maker Testimonials from Wm. Steinway, A. Weber, and Decker Bros. TBI STANDARD BRED STALLION DICK RICHMOND, —17040. Knee Kfooni, *: '3. Will stand for public service the reason of 1?92 at our farm, Lop Nleto«, i al. Terms: 530.00 cath. or approved n"te, at time of serylce. Ail mar. a bred by the;eason, with Bfua return privi'ege All muresat owner's ri.k, as we will not tic responsible for aeridcuttores capes. Good pasti.rage or fed hay if doired at reasonable teims. s»r.OHEZ BROS., Owters. dAw 1-1 2m BETTS«SILENT 1 I REAL ESTATE FOR BALE—About 600 seres as shown In sketch, atsf<o par acre. Only 20 miles from the city; close to nevr beet-sugar factory, et.: ;fine Into, mostly h-vei; some ct bice mesa land with water; will seil half or all at *00 per sere; lies fine lot lownsite. kiibdivieion or farming. Br-TTS & SILENT, SOLE AGENTS. pDVCTiI DAI API? las tillOlAL 1 SOUTH MAIN St Cheapest and Most Reliable House in the City. See These Prices. They Stand Above Competition. CHINA CUSPIDORES RfIPTQ ( With fine decorations.) UUL» UO LEMONADE SETS QOpt^ ( Crystal blown with silvered tray.) U\J\J UJ WINE SETS. ROpfS ( Blown and engraved. Six glasses and decanter.) UvUUO CHAMBER SETS <t* 0 9S ( Decorated English ware.) H' £i*Li\J HANGING LAMPS O OR ( With large burners.) LJmCuU PIANO LAMPS fi 7^ ( With Rochester burners and silk-fringed shades.) ' The Greatest Bargains are our DINNER SETS. 1f) 9^ ( Fine English ware in new and stylish decorations.) L \Jtt-l\J MEYBERG BROTHERS. Eagleson & Co.'s GRAND STOCK OF % HOLIDAY GOODS! Neckwear, Dress Shirts, Gloves, Negligee Shirts, Initial Hdkfs, Night Shirts, Suspenders, Underwear, Mufflers, Hosiery, Et FINE GOODS AT POPULAR PRICES. ... 11 2 . . . SOUTH SPRING STREET. (Opposite the Nadeau.) I LOS ANGELES HERALD. SPECIAL SALE! THIS WEEK ONLY -HAT*- KAN-KOOI (INCOIJPORATKD ) On all Leather Goods, Toilet Cases, Manicure Sets, Silk Cases for Handker chiefs and Gloves. We offer you 33SPerCeitDiscoit (Mexican Hand-Stamped Leather not included in the above.) If you are going to the World's Fair you will need one of our Traveling Cases. KAN - KOO, 110 South Spring St. (Opp. Nadean Hotel./ »Hsor China and Olaßtiware, strictly first-class at bottom prices. STAFFORDSHIRE OKOCKIKT CO., 8-27 417 South Spring street 6mo SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1893.—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. P«r t 070 A CUT IN FREIGHT RATES. Beneficial Competition of the Clipper Ships. Transcontinental Roads Forced Off Their Perch. Tariffs on Canned Goods, Beans and Wool Reduced. Tha Southern Pacific Inaugurated the Slaughter and the Oth t Koails Followed — Lots More Cuts to Come. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Dec. 31. — It was learned today that owing to the compe tition of the clipper ships in freights be tween San Francisco and New York, the transcontinental roads have agreed on several important cuts in freight rates to go into effect January sth. Canned goods will be dropped from $1.10 per 100 pounds, to 50 cents to New York, and to Chicago 75 cants. Beans will go down to 60 cents to New York and ,75 cents to Chicago. There will be a cut of 33}tf cents on wool from California to all points on the Atlantic seaboard. More cuts will be announced soon. The general agents of eeveral roads were seen today and affirmed the report that a cut had been made a»d that "lots more were coming." Messrs. Biesell and Bush of the Atlan tic and Pacific railroad and the Hauta Fe route said: "This cat in rates has b«t*n inaugurated by the Southern Pacitia company and all tha other lines are going in. It is brought J:bo it by the low rates of the clippers. The rates ap ply from Pan Francisco to New York, only, and if goods are shipped to other points the mual rates mnst be paid." SUBMERGED ISLANDS. Saoramenlo Steamers Engaged In lit-sell ing Persoue and Property. San Fkancisco, Dec. 31. — When Isle ton on the Sacramento river was threat ened by floods, the California Transpor tation company responded to its appeal for aid by sending up the steamer So noma, which arrived in time to be of considerable service in removing cattle and effects from the threatened dis tricts, and putting them on higher ground. It was found when the So noma got to Isleton that the message for help was for the people on Ryer island, which was rapidly sinking from eight. Merritt and Sutter islands, which are farther up th« river towards Sacramento, were OOmpUtftA' submerged ou Thursday. Orders wer sent to the steamers Constance ■uA Aurora, at present up the river, to go if their services were required to any of the islands. The Onward left, here on her regular trip, and she, too, will lend a hand if necessary, remaining above until Monday night. The moon will be at full on Monday, and it is feared for the next two days the spring tides will send the river still higher in its banks. A CLOTHING FAILURE. Frederick H. Figel of Han Francisco Geoes Into Insolvency. San Francisco, Dec. 31.—Frederick H. Figel, clothier, today filed a petition asking to be declared an insolvent debtor. His assets are about $13,000 and his liabilities in the neighborhood of $20,000. The principal, creditors are Koreies Bros. & Co., $2345; Baumgarien & Co., $3902; the Anglo-Californian bank, $1711 ; Joseph F gel, $3179, and Stein, Block & Co. of New York $1981. Figel giveß as the cause o' his failure a small attachment that was U vied on his store by Raphiel Weill. Figel has a suit againßt Weill for $10 000 damages growing out of that attachment. CAUSED BY A WOMAN. A Shooting Scrape on a Ranch Near Modesto. Modesto, Cal., Dec. 31.—L. H. Holt comb waß shot in the back of the head this morning at the John Fox ranch, 12 miles from Modesto. The ballet flat tened and lodged near the right ear. The assailant was a farm hand named £. B. Stewart. Holtcomb says the shooting was unprovoked, while Stewart sayß the cause was a woman ► crape in Colusa county. Stewart came to the county jail and surrendered. Toe wound only grazed the ecalp and the skull was not f racturesl. A Wager Settled. Napa, Cal., Dec. 31.—Baptista Pipsy ina, an Italian, aged 25 years, was in stantly killed Friday night by touching a live electric light wire. Pipsyinamade a wvger with another Italian tliat no injury would result from touching the wire. When he attempted to tultill his wager he was instantly killed. The only apparent wound was a slight burn on the finger. Free Labor Offices Recommended. Pan Francisco, Dec. 31.—State Labor Commissions r G. W. rValts has just is sued the advance sheets of bis first biennial report. He recommends the establishment by the state of free em ployment offices in all cities of 25,000 inhabitants and upward. - Richest Placers Ever Known. Salt Lake City, Dec. 31. —A. S. Mills, just eturned from the San Juan placer gold diggings, says that tbey are the richest ever discovered in the United States—pay dirt 30 miles long and a quarter to a half a mile wide. The rush to the gold fields from here ia in creasing daily. , An Indian Missionary. San Dieoo, Dec. 31. —Miss Anna Johnson, appointed by the Woman's National Indian association for work among the Coahnilla Indians, this county, has arrived, and will visit all the Indian auxiliary societies in the re gion before assuming her duties. Successful men secure fine tailoring with pleasing fit from H. A. Oeti, 112 West Third street. GROPING IN THE DARK. Olltni After Hies Ayres' Murderer*. Two Suspeeti Arrested. Sacramento, Dec. 31.—The officers are still groping in darkness for the mur derers of Miss E. O. Ayres. Men are hunting in the hills of Sacramento, El dorado and Placer counties. Word was received this morning from Auburn that Sheriff Conroy arrested two young men at that place last night ou suspicion. While they were at the depot he saw oneof them paesinga watch to the other and took them into custody. While on the way to the jail one of them jumped from the bnggy and escaped. The names of the men are Ed Brady aud Harry Wagner, who reside in this city. The latter escaped. When taken to jail, Brady had in his possession a lady's gold watch and locket, and a i-ilver watch, and a gold buckle. He claims the gold watch was given him by an uncle in .Eldorado county, but there is reason to believe it is the missing-gold watch of Miss Ayres. Brady belongs to a notorious gang of fellows who frequently figure before the police court of this city. The sheriff will keep him in jail at Auburn until further de velopments. Foerstel Allowed to Resign. St. Louis, Dec. 31.—The city council met tonight prepared to act upon the case of the suspended city treasurer, Michael Foerstel". Shortly after as sembling, Foerstel'a resignation was re ceived. A short debate was sufficient to settle the matter, and after receiving the report of the investigating commit tee, and also an acknowledgment of a shortage from Foeratel's counsel, ac cepted bis resignation, thus putting an end to the impeachment proceeding. BENNIES COUP D'ETAT. HARBISON'S I,AST EFFORT TO MAKE UMInELF FAMOUS. A Blew to Bo Struck at Canada Before the .Idnutnlstratloa Goea Oat. Privilege* of Canadian Rail road* to Be Curtailed. Washington, Dec> 31.—The president for the past thnfe weeks has been col lecting information from the executive departments as to the benefits received by the Canadian Pacific railroad from the consular sen. system. He will send the result of his labors to congress in a short time, accompanied by a message expressing his views on the subject. While no authoritative statement can be made in regard to the president's fuither course in the matter, it is gen erally understood that the president will take no radical steps to remedy the ex isting evils in the absence of specific authority from ci. es" New York, Dec. 31.—The Times' A Hchirgton corr • >poadent says: It is said on trustwor»i ,v authority that President Harris' secretary of the trsasury and the a*. -iary of state have practically deterrain d to make the out going of the Hsrriion dministration notable by a b'l w at 1 Janada, much more vital than the rt-cei order impos ing tolls on wumuni -.easels passing through the S uilt Ste. Marie canal, at the entrance of Lake Superior. The blow will come in the shape of a presi dential proclamation curtailing or ahol i*lii"gtbe privileges now enjoyed by the Canadian railroads of transporting mer chandise in bond through lha United States free of duty, under a system very advantageous to the foreign roads, at the expense of American companies. The attorney of the Canadian Pacific road is here in consultation with congressional friends of the Canadian roads, and there is evidence of genuine alarm in the mitda of the friends of Canadian interests. Senators Frye and Cullom are said to be advising the president to take pome radical Btep in this direction to bring Canada to terms. Cullom has often expressed the opinion that the Canadian roads are constantly evading the inter-atate com merce law to the disadvantage of the American lines. Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 31—Hon. Mac kenzie Bowell, speaking of the report from Washington that Presi dent Harrison had decided to strike a last blow at Canada by abolishing the bonding privileges now enjoyed by Canadian railroads, said t Jie threat has come so often that the Cana dians were prepared for it. There is no disputing the 'act, be said, that the abolition of such privileges would be a serious blow to Canadian trade, but un lets Canada would submit willingly to a very one-sided arrangement, that blow wonld operate both ways. The government has suspended the acta making a discriminating duty on molasses and sugar imported indirectly, in comparison with those imported di rectly from the country where produced. It is understood th-s action was taken to avoid what might be considered un friendly legislation aimed at the United Btates. IDAHO MINKS. A Largely Decreased Mineral Output in 1893. Boise, Idaho, Dec.3l.—The Boise City National bank, for Wells, Fargo & Co., has collected statistics of the metal production of the Btate for the year just closed. The figures are as follows: Gold, $1,790,000; silver, $2,798,000; lead, $2,475,000; total, $7,063,000; for 1891 the production wbb as follows: Gold, $3 150,000; silver, $6.650,000; lead, $4 200,000; copper, $75,000; to'al, $13. --075,000; a decrease in 1892 of $6,012,000. The shut down in Cosur d'Alene made a large cut, while the suspension of production in Alturas, Custer and Lemha counties made a further heavy decrease. Tne mines shut down be cause of the low price of silver and this stopped the production of the gold that they had furnished. A statement has been prepared show ing that it cost the state $21,459 to sup press the Occur d'Alene riots. Colored Children Cremated. New York, Dec. 31.—The house of William Phillips, a colored laborer, liv ing near Stony Broik, L. 1., was de stroyed by- fire last night. Four small children locked in the bouse were hor ribly burned, fwo were dead wben dis i covered; the others died this morning. BATTLES ON THE BORDER. Another Fight on the Lower Rio Grande. A Sanguinary Engagement on Mexican Soil. Revolutionists Routed by a Handful of Mexican Troops. The Soldier* Were Outnumbered Two to One but They Repulsed the Enemy—At Leant Ten of the Kebels Were Killed. By the Associated Press. • New Orleans, Dec. 31. —The Times- Democrat's Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, spe cial sayß: Colonel Ceron, commander of the Mexican military garrison here, re ceived a dispatch this morning from Guerrero, Mexico, giving an account of another bloody engagement which took place on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, just north of that place, last evening, between about 150 revolution ists and about 80 Mexican troops belong ing to the Sixth cavalry. The revolu tionists were commanded by Prudencio Gonzales. They are the same detach ment who made a successful attack on the Mexican troops opposite San Igna cio. They were pursued by Lieutenant West of tbe United Stales caval ry and troops so closely that they determined to cross the river into Mexico. They had hardiy crossed when they struck a camp of Mexican troops engaged in patrolling that section of the border. An attack was made by the revolutionists, but the troops made a determined fight, despite the fact that they were outnumbered two to one, and succeeded after a hard fought battle in repulsing the revolu tionists, who retreated down the river. It cannot be learned from an official source how many were killed, but it is rumored that 10 revo lutionists were left dead on the field, and that many were wounded, including Gonzales, wiio escaped on a horse. The loss to the Mexican troops is said to have been seven killed ami 2G wounded. A large body of Mexican troops is in pureuitof the revolutionists. Laredo, Tex., Dec. 31.—A telegram has been received at military headquar ters stating that Bosario Guerrero and Marcial Benevedes, the United States deputy marshals captured by bandits last Friday, escaped. Guerrero has ar rived at Aquilares and the other is making his way toward Laredo. It is not known how they became separated. Some interesting news is looked 'for within the next 24 hours. Thfee companies of the Seventh cav alry have left Laredo for the lower couiiiry with full supplies. Company G, Twenty-third infantry, will soon leave ior New Laredo. St. Louis, Dec. 31.—1n view of the threatening situation on the Mexican border, it is understood here that a more active campaign will soon begin. This is deduced from the fact that word cornea from an apparently reliable source that the commissary subsistence department of the army ia making ex tensive preparations for feeding troops. ELECTORAL COLLEGES. They Are to Meet and Cast Their Votes January 9th. Philadelphia, Dec. 31. — Chairman Hairity of the Democratic national committee has written to the chairmen of all the Democratic state committees in states that cast their votes for Cleve land and Stevenßon, calling attention to the act of congress that di rects that the presidential electors of the several states shall meet and organ ize the electoral college, cast the vote, etc., on the second Monday in Janvtary. The meetings of the several electoral col leges shall be held on Monday, January 9, 1893. This notice is regarded as neces sary for the reason that many states have not changed their laws so as to conform to the provision of the act of congress of 1887. WYOMING ELECTION. The Harrison Electors Counted In—Dem ocratic State Officials. Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 31.—The state canvassing board, which was waiting for the decision of the supreme court, met this afternoon and completed the can vass of the vote. It shows that the Har rison electors have an average majority of 953. The legislature will stand 25 Republicans. 19 Democrats and 5 Peo ple's party on joint ballot. The Demo crats will have a majority in the house and the Republicans will control the senate. Osborne's majority for governor is 1781; Coffee's for congress, 461; and Gibson Clark, for supreme judge, 15G9. A.ll are Democrats. THEY WILL NEVER COMB BACK. Five Chinamen Start Across the Pacific iv a Fishing Junk. San Francisco, Dec. 31.—Five Chinese started on an adventurous sea voyage today, and it is extremely doubtful if they will ever be heard of again. They wished to go back to China, but were too poor 'to patronize the steamship companies. They owned a Chinese fish ing junk, with a single lateen sail, and after laying in a slock of provisions they started for China, today, in their frail craft. Their only navigating in strument is an erratic 75-cent compass. Commodore Skerrltt's Promotion. Washington, Dec. 31.—Commodore Joseph S. Skerritt, who has just been relieved from duty in command of the Washington navy yard, will leave here tomorrow for San Francisco, where he will raise the flag on the U. S. S. Mohi can, as commander of the Pacific squadron, with the rank of acting rear admiral. Upon the arrival of the Boston at Mare Island the admiral will make that his flagship. Somerby Arrested. Philadelphia, Dec. 31.— Supreme Justice Somerby, of the collapsed order of the Iron Hall, was arrested here this morning on the charge of conspiring to defraud the members of the order. Ha gave bail for a bearing, Tuesday. FART I. PAGES i TO 8. PRICE FIVE CENTS. A SYSTEM OF FEDERATION. Organized railway Kinplcry. ■ Agrf Cpon a Plan of I nlon. Chimb Rapids, la., Dec. 81.—A syste.n of federation was agreed upon today by the conference of organized railroad em ployes: The term means that the mem bers of the various orders on any one system will be left to decide 'or them selves whether or not they will unite, and euch union will be binding upon them alone. The conservative members of the* conference feel that they have gained a point, and whenever the new plan is adopted it will serve as a check against ill advised strikes or hasty action of any sort. The orders interested are the conduc irs, switch men, firemen, trainmen and telegraph ers. As the engineers voted at their last convention for federation with the same fundamental principles, it ie thought they may eventually come in. Some members of tho conference were not authorized to act for their respect ive orders, and the details of the plan will uot be made public until they have Becured a ratification of the constitu tion. The members of the conference were given a bar-quet by the grand offi cers of the conductors tonight, and left for their homes on late trains. Blame a Trifle Better. Washington, Dec. 31.—Mr. Blame's condition was reported toduv as un changed since yesterday. At 8 o'clock this evening Dr. Johnston said Blame waß a trifle better. At Blame's house this morning it wab said he was a little better, but at noon Dr. Johnston had been with him an hour, an unusual visit, which led to the surmise that Blame might be worse, especially as the weather is unfavorable. FROM THE FATHERLAND. POLITICAL GOSSIP AT TflK GER- MAN CAPITAL. Thn Aruiy Bill Still the Fiine'ipal Bone of Contention—Another Heated Kducatlrnal Controversy I* Inauguiated. Berlin. Dec. 31.—The official prees flaunts the non-compromise flag over the army bill, while the opposition pa pers respond by challenging the govern ment to dissolve the leicbeiag. Pince the North German Gazette, the official organ has announced that Yon Caprivi would concede nothing to the opponents of the measure, and if the reichßtag re fused to grant the funda neceec-ary to augment the army effectively, the gov ernment would resort to the rigorous practice of the three years' service, agi tation throughout the county is becom ing aggravated. The excitement caused by the chancellor's threat is seen iv the unwonted number of public meetings and political re unions held everywhere in the country. Underneath the mutual defiances, Btrong, though unseen, is the desire to effect a compromise. Neither the Cent rists nor the Freisinnige party really desires a dissolution of the reicbstag. The government bluster badly conceals the official anxiety to get the bill ac cepted with any modifications short of abandoning the letding points. In of ficial circles it is expected that the gov ernment will score a triumph, and the expectation does not. falter because it- is based on the knowledge of inside facts. The Prussian ministry having ven tured to adopt a decree making religiotiß instruction at schools obligatory another fierce educational fight is inevitable. The New Year speech which tne em peror will probably deliver tomorrow does not excite anticipation as to what he will have to say. The court season commences January sth with a reception and ball at the palace. From then until Lent ajmoet every day is set for a special (unction. The members of the committee of Ber lin, Hebrews ate irreeolut-e over the pro posed petition to the emperor, pre.ying for protection against the Jurienhetze. The inquiry into the theft of the mili tary documents which were stolen and used by Herr Ahlwardt in h'n defense, has ended. The inqniry was fntile, no trace of the persona who puilcintd the documents being discovered. Iv view of the reappearance of cholera in Hamburg, the Prussian authorities have ordered strict Fupervision of all parsons suspected of having the disease. Dr. Peter Reichenftperger of Berlin ia dead. » The Socialist orgau, Vorwaertu, siys a scrutiny of 100 receipt! given for pay ments from the Guelph fund, ehowa thnt part of the fund was pad to court officials, generals, judges, journalists and members of parliament. CABINKT rUDMKO. Senator Carlisle Spirt ti> Hive Been Of fered a Portfolio. New York, Dec. 31.—Senator Car lisle, afte." an extended conference with Mr. Cleveland, at the latter* residence today returded to Washington. It is said among the topics given promir.eico in the diucussion was Mr Carlisle's dis position as to a place in Mr. Cleveland's cabinet, which it is eer.ii-cilicially dfe clartd baa been tendered him. After he left tcftay, it was said he had Riven Cleveland no definite answer on the question. It is said the Democratic tariff policy was another topic of con versation. TASOOTT IN ALASKA. The Alleged Murderer ef Millionaire Suell Again Iv^saricctrd. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 31.—JameB Beauvais, a miner from Alaska, save W • B. Tascott, the alleged murderer of mil lionaire Snell of Chicago is in Alaska. He makes no secret of his identity, lie allows the impression that he did not commit the murder, but for a con side ta tion took the blame, to t-hield the real murderer, who is a person of position and influence. Mall for Loa Angeles Kxpedlted. Washington, Dec 81.—General Super intendent White of the railway mail service has completed arrangements by wbien eastern mail for Southern Cali fornia will be greatly expedited. Mail due at Los Angeleß at 2:48 in the af tei noon will hereafter arrive at 7 in the morning.