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LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIX.-NO. 89. mimm SOLE AGENT STEINWAY PIANOS 'j * EMERSON PIANOS' 6ABLER PIANOS WEBSTER PIANOS PEASE PIANOS ; ] PACKARD ORGANS 1 221 S. BROADWAY. f Crystal Palace X 138-140-142 S. Main st. We cany the largest and most complete Btock of Gas, Electric and L Combination Fixtures On the Coast. It will pay you to examine our elegant disp.ay. Special inducements offered. HMMsW.IiHBSn Cheaper than gas or coal oil stoves -J are our SESTALIT HEATERS. They *«^y^l-..: emit no smoke, no odor, no gases; are \ Cmt%im3Kl Jfi convenient, clean and safe. & V f * S MEYBKRG BROS. We Respectfully ask yon to Stop a Moment, and see wnat our 20% Discount Sale Means. BROKEN LOT SALE CLOTHING 1 Men's, a jyOyer ' d Snits. " TRADE MARK. Vests. 1 THE GREAT RUSH before Christmas left us with a number of broken lines of Clothing, which we are ' offering at prices lower than ever given the public before. We have your size left, if not in one style in an other. Remember, these goods cannot be duplicate on this coast for anywhere near the money. THE POOR Ml FRIEND, 132 N. Main St. AU Goods Marked in Plain Figures. If Yon Have Defective Eyes And value them, consult us. No case of dele • tire vision where glasses are required Is too complicated for us. The correct adjustmentol frames is quite as important as the perfect fit ting of lenses, and the scientific fitting and making of glasses and framf b is onr only busi ness (specialty). Have satisfied others, Trill satify you. We use elf ctric power and aro, the only house here that grinds glasses to order Established 1882. b. Q. MARrtHUTZ. Leading Scientific Opti cian. (Specialist,) 167 N. Spring, opp. old Court Hraiw. Won't fo-get the number. Stimson Mill Co., Wholesale and Retail LUMBER DEALERS PUGEr SOUND PINE and HUMBOLDT REDWOOD. Office and yard, cojner Third street and Santa We avenue, Los Angeles. Tel. 91. 12-111 yr OIL LANDS I will sell from 200 to 500 acres of the ahoy rancho. This land joins the Puente Oil Com pany's land on the east. 12-1 lm P. C. TONNER, Pomona, Ca BUILDERS' EXCHANGE Gor. Broadway and Second. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5;30 p.m. Of ficial business meetings every Wednesday al 2 P.m. J. M. GRIFFITH, president. JOHN KPTF.RS. Secretary. H-19 Hm A Fine $25.00 Over- (jgfj QQ A Fine $20.00 Over- (M ft flfl coat for tpIO.UU A Fine $15.00 Over- 010 00 coat for (pIZ.UU A Beautiful All-wool $1 fi flfl $20.00 Suit for (PID.UU A Fine Cheviot $15.00 010 00 Business Suit for (pIZ.UU Our Children's Goods are marked down in the same way. MULLEN, BLUETT & CO. SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 1893. THE AYRES MURDER CASE. New and Sensational Facts Brought to Light. The Crime Was Perpetrated by a Missing Swede. Whether for Robbery or Pay Has Not Been Determined. The Case Against Suspect Jefferis Not at Strong as It Might Be-His Preliminary Hearing Postponed. By the Associated Press. Sacramento, Jan.' 7. —There was a sudden turn in the case of the murder of Miss E. O. Ayres today. A story which the Bee unearthed today is prob ably the most sensational of all the features of the now celebrated case. An officer of the law gives the basis of *he story, and search by Bee reporters today seems to confirm the entire truth of the version. Miss E. U. Ayres was murdered at Brighton station, between the hours of 12 o'clock midnight and 2 o'clock on the morning of December 29th. The murderous work was done by a Swede. MiBS Ayres was surprised by the en entrance of the Swede between the hours named. As she was about to utter a cry she was dealt a heavy blow in the mouth, which prostrated her to the floor and knocked out several of her teeth. The Swede then, with a blunt instrument, struck her over the bead, smashing in her skull and silencing her voice forever. Misi Ayres' watchdog began to bark furiously as the assault waa being made, and the Swede dis patched the animal in the same man ner. A Blow match waa then lit and it was not long before the house was in flames, giving the firebug and murderer, however, ample time to escape. Whether any money was secured from the house or from some person for this crime is not absolutely known, but it ia known that the Swede came into Sacra mento the morning of the murder, and, with hie pockets full of money, proceed ed to make a tour of the down-town re aorts. He entered a saloon in which Robert Goods, a well known ex-sheriff, ia bar-keeper, and, after consuming a quantity of liquor, spoke boaalingly of his terrible deed. Gooda heard part of the remarks, but did not attach much importance to them as the murder was not then known. Aa Boon as the facts of the tragedy he came known, Constable Frank Bwif: - .r, told about the circumstances, and set out at once to Brighton, and to a ranch where it waa said the Swede worked, but he was unsuccessful in hia search, as the Swede had taken fright at the aensation which followed the murder and left the city. "I've got lots of atuff today," he is alleged to have eaid to one of his com panions after the murder, "and I am going to get out of thia town na quick aa I can." The preliminaey examination of En gineer Jefferis, who is charged with be ing the inetigator of the crime, waa con tinued today until next Wednesday. The attorney for Jefferis made a great plea againat this, aa he claimed that the prosecution had no definite evidence of any character againet his client, and that they wanted delay in the hope that something would turn up to justify them in arresting the man. The general opin ion now is that whatever the facta may be the case against Jefferis, outside of being able to prove he is a bigamist, ia not very strong. FIRE AT SANTA MONICA. The Neptnne Garden Destroyed Friday Night. Santa Monica, Jan. 7.—The Neptune garden at thia place was destroyed at midnight last night. Tha building be longed to William Thorpe. The saloon was run by Messrs. P. Walters & Son, who owned the stock and part of the fixtures; the remainder of the fixtures belonged to San Francisco breweries. Tbe cause of the fire ia unknown. Wal ters ft Son's loss is estimated at $1200; insurance, $1000. The fixtures belong ing to the San Francisco breweries were fully insured, and were worth probably $500. The buildings were damaged probably $1000 and are said to be fully covered by insurance, making tbe total lose estimated at $2700. LIKELY TO BE BLOODSHED. San Dimas Settlers Will Fight for Their Homes, Pomona, Cal., Jan. 7.—There iB likely to be bloodshed on section 36, township 1, Los Angelea county. The state of California sold the land to settlers who have improved it to the value of about $200,000. Recently the aecretary of the interior decided that the state never owned that section, but had received other lands in lieu thereof. Under this deciaion parties from Los Angelea are trying to take poßaeaaion. Thia morn ing tbe settlers drove such paTtiea away, who aay they will return Monday strong enough to take and hold posses sion, and the settlers declare they ahall not peaceably do so. VERY COMMON STONES. The Rush to the Borni Diamond Fields in Idaho Stopped. Boise City, Idaho, Jan. 7.—Professor Piast Bryno, a diamond expert from Melbourne, Australia, who was about 10 days ago sent to the diamonds basin by Hon. Alex. S. Robertson of the Idaho legislature has rendered a re port, and the rush to the bogus treasure field has almost ensirely ceased. Bryno says ■he found several deposits of small sapphires and rubies, and num bers of silicon diamonds. These are of small commercial value, and there is very little demand for them. Barroom Fixture* , In great variety at the W. 0. Furrey company, 159 to IHS Worth Spring Btreet. ILLEGAL REGISTRATION. A Healdsbnrg Man Held for Trial far Alleged Fraud. Santa Rosa, Cal., Jan. 7.—ln the caie of T. L. Monmonier of Healdsbnrg, charged with offering an illegal affidavit of registration for record here, Justice Brown rendered a decision today, hold ing Monmonier for trial in the superior court. Monmonier denies any intent to commit any illegal act. He says he put his affidavit in with 28 others, thinking it was all right, and sent it to the county clerk for record. The evi dence at the examination showed that the affidavit was taken by J. F. Coff man October 24th, and when received here for record bore date October 22d, the day the district attorney construed to be the last for registration. Mon monier ascribes the beginning of the proceedings to partisan animus. PISTOLS AND PEPFBB. A Chinas* Merchant Robbed by High- binders at Chico. Chico, Cal., Jan. 7.—Last evening, in new Chinatown, this city, Qnong Hi waa wrapping up a parcel in his store containing $250 in gold, when three Chinese highbinders entered with re volvers in hand and throwing cayenne pepper in Quong'a eyes, relieved him of the package and two $10 gold rings lying on a show case. Several Chinese were in the store at the time but offered no resistance. The highbinders are sup posed to hail from Sacramento, and one ia known by the name of Ah Young who ie thought to be the same heathen who robbed China George in this city two years ago. Warrants have been sworn out. ANOTHER RICH STRIKE. GOLD GALORE IN THE GRAND CAN TON OF THE COLORADO. Quartz Bearing; Free Gold in Large Quantities Found Near Flag-stair. The Richness of the San Juan Now Assured. Flagstaff, Ariz., Jan. 7.—A rich strike has been made in the Grand cafion of the Colorado about 70 milea north from this town. A prospector named Frank Foulke has discovered a ledge of very rich quartz bearing free gold in large quantities. Some magnifi cent specimens of quartz have been brought to Flagataff and are declared by old prospectors to be the richest yet discovered in this country. The vein ia aaid to be a very strong one, and has been prospected to a depth of 1000 feet in the walls of the cation. Several Flagstaff parties are interested in the new strike. Several local companies, composed of men who have been to the San Juan mines and satisfied themselves of their richness, are outfitting here and will re turn to San Juan prepared to work their claims systematically. There is no longer any doubt aa to the richn°aa ot the placers, and those who were for merly most increduloua are most confi dent and enthusiastic. It ia said that shipments of gold will be made regularly to Flagataff within 60 daya. Advice to Cotton Planters. Memphis, Term., Jan. 7. —E. G. West, secretary of the cotton bureau of the National Farmers' Alliance, has issued an address to the order advieing a re duction of the acreage in cotton plant ing. He points out that the reduction of the crop this eeaeon resulted in a marked increase in the price, and in sists that cotton planters can secure fair prices every Beason by keeping the pro duction within reasonable limits. Malpractice in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Jan. 7.—Mrß. Stella Dnnleavy, aged 19 years, died today at the Pennsylvania hospital from the effects of a criminal operation performed by; Dr. Frederick MtSsterfeld. Mra. Dnnleavy is tbe tecond young woman who, within a week, lost her life through her own criminality and the bungling butchery of Dr. Meiaterfeld. The Cincinnati Ice Gorge. Cincinnati, 0., Jan. 7.—At midnight there ia a gorge of ice in the Ohio river extending from Coney Island, above, to Anderaon'e ferry below the city, a dis tance of nearly 16 miles. Below thia there ia open water for two milea and then another gorge extending below Lawrenceburg. The break may destroy $50,000 worth of propeii;'. Those Arkansas Convicts. Hbiena, Ark., Jan. 7.—Warden Dun lap and convicts left this morning for Little Rock. Dunlap failed to place the premises occupied by the convicts in gocd sanitary condition before leaving, and tbe chief of police will proeecute him for violation of the sanitary regu lations of the city. MeUlynn Will Go to Rome. New York, Jan. 7. —A morning paper will say: Dr. Edward McGlynn will go to Rome. The atatement iB authorita tive and bears out the announcement made at the time his suspension was re moved by Monaignor Satloli. Governor Routt Retires. Denver, Jan. 7. —Thia afternoon Gov ernor Routt appeared before the joint assembly and delivered his retiring mea aage. It was devoted almost entirely to a review of state financea and the man agement of state lands . 'id public in stitutions. A Scarcity of Jurors. Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 7. —It will probably take five or maybe cix weeks to secure a jury in the cattlemen's case. So far 85 taleßmen have been examined and 40 more summoned. Good to Send East. The 24-page New Year's Herald ia the beat paper to send to your eastern friends. A full description of every county in Southern California ia given. Also statistics of climate, cost of land, products, etc. Price, 5 cents per copy in wrappers. For sale by news dealers or ai tbe Hssalu ciice. SIXTEEN PAGES—I TO 8. ONE THEME IN GERMANY. The Army Bill Is the All- Absorbing Topic. It Affects the Home Life of the Whole People. The Enforcement of the Three-Years' Service Dreaded. Caprlrl Admired for Hla Finesse and Tact In Dealing with the Meas ure- Hard Timet In the Father] aad> By the Associated Press.l Berlin, Jan. 7.—When the holiday season came to an end public attention again turned to the army bill. No measure of recent years affects so closely the home life of the German people, for should the reichstag reject it and Chancellor yon Caprivi carry out his threat and insist Upon the full three years Bervice in the army, it will mean much to the young men who are the main, ami in many cases, the sole sup port of sisters and widowed mothers. The reichstag will resume sittings on Monday. The committee of the house, to which was referred the army bill, will meet on Wednesday. Chancellor yon Caprivi has requested the president of the committee to expedite the deliberations in order not to retard the final decision of the reichstag. The chancellor having nothing more to tell, the committee ought to report promptly, but the members representing the Clerical party remain in a state of inde cision, expecting the chancellor to offer an inducement that will suffice their surrendei when they are called upon to face their constituents. None of those within the inner political circles believe the chancellor has committed himself. The utmost length to which he has gone is believed to be promised leave to the government supporters to take an inde pendent course when the Center party gets a remote chance of dividing the reichstag on the Jesuit question. In his private dealings with the lead ers of the several parties tbe chancellor is displaying much tact, and his course of action is such as to elicit admiration even of his adversaries. Nothing is heard of the chancellor's retirement from office. His position with tbe em peror is stronger than ever, and his de velopment of personal resources, finesse and audacity staggers his opponents, who are becoming weak under the ap prehension that the army bill will be passed without a single concession of importance being made by the govern ment. The opposition papers are trying to raise a popular storm over the em peror's recent use of the phrase: "I will crash those who oppose me." The Freisinnige press assumes that the words meant that the emperor intends to override the vote of the reichstag should it be hostile to the army bill by a resort to tbe application of the articles of the German constitution by which every able-bodied man may be com pelled to serve in the army, and an other article which enables the emperor to fix the strength of the army. The abundant partizan fury expended over the much-discussed phraee seems wasted. Trie official pa pers suggest that if the language was used at all it was directed at military personages who are unfriendly to the bill. It is probable that the emperor used the threats generally, if be used them at all, not designing to attack the privileges of the reichstag or any partic ular person. The war office is taking action antic ipatory to the passage of the bill. In 10 centers a new revision of councils is being formed with a view to the exten sion of recruiting. The emperor beyond doubt meana that the bill shall become a law in the course of a year. The proprietors of the leading stores in Berlin concur in tbe statements that the holiday season just past showed an enormous decrease in the business usually done at that period of the year. The annual reports issued by the various chambers of commerce in Germany state that depression prevails every where in the empire. The strike of the Saar miners is ex pected to collapse next week, owing to the lack of both Dopular and trade sup port. Thousands of strikers and their families are in a starving condition, and this fact tends greatly to weaken the backbone of the strike. Ireland's Hopes Deferred. London, Jan. 7. —John Morley, chief secretary for Ireland, in the course of a speech tonight regarding Ireland, said the government was persuaded that em igration waß preferable to immigration, and the government would do its best to meet the wishes of the Irish, but he feared it would be impossible to do any thing in the matter in the coming ses sion of parliament, A British Steamer Wrecked. London, Jan. 7. —The British steamer Fernside, from Odessa for Christiana, has been wrecked five miles from Lau vig. The crew left the vessel in Bmall boats. Eleven men landed, but the captain and eight men in one boat are missing. _ Admiral Fairfax Acquitted. London, Jan. 7.—Vice Admiral Fair fax, lord commissioner of the admiralty and commander of the Mediterranean squadron, has been acquitted of the charge of neglect of duty in connection with the stranding of the British war ship Howe, at Ferrol, Spain, on Novem ber 2d. A Decree of Amnesty. Xi jib, Jan. 7. —A decree of general amnesty will be issued in Italy on the occasion of the silver wedding of King Humbert and Queen Margherita. Among the beneficiaries of the decree will be Italians in the United States who failed to render the required military service in Italy. Terrible Boiler Explosion. St. Fbtebsburo, Jan. 7.—The boiler of the public baths at Eischiache ex ploded today,, killing six persons in stantly and mortally wounding 16 others. PRICE FIVE CENTS. NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS. Kmperor Franz Josef Baa the Vienna Jockey Clnb Maided. Vienna, Jan. 7.—The police yesterday evening made a raid upon the Jockey club on suspicion that an illegal game was being played in the rooms. The card looms were crowded at the time with the elite of the aristocratic and diplomatic circles of Vienna, and large sums of .money were at stake. The police seized 450,000 florins in cash and checks, and took the names ofVthose present for future action. Prince de Monetenouvo, president of the jockey club, hastened to the officers of the ministry of justice to protest against the action of the police and explain that the course taken was un justifiable.The prince was informed that the emperor him self especially sanctioned tbe raid. The prince thereupon nromieed that gam bling would cease at the dub. It is be lieved the money eeized will be re turned to the owners. A CONVERSION SYNDICATE. Austria and Hungary Make Arrange, inputs for Procuring Gold. Vienna, Jan. 7. —A conversion syndi cate has been formed for the purpose of procuring gold for Hungary in anticipa tion of the currency reform. It consists of the Rothschild firms of Vienna and Frankfort, the Austrian Credit Foncier, the Hungarian Credit bank, B. Leich roeder of Berlin and Darmstadt, and the Discontogeseelschafft. Its operation will not begin before next fall and will last three years. Austria is negotiating with the same syndicate for the same pur pose. A CLEAN BREAST OF IT. PANAMA CANAL CULPRITS MAKE CONFESSIONS. Charles do Lesseps and M. Fontaine Tell the Government All They Know About the Matter—The Pris oners Examined. Paris, Jan. 7.—Baihut, Blondin, Fon taine, Oottu and Charles de LeEeeps were examined simultaneously by Mag istrate Franqueville today. The con frontation of the men led to vehement altercations, the noise of which could be heard outside of the court room. Magis trate Franqueville afterward held a con ference with the procureur-genersl. If it shall be decided to prosecute ex-Min ister Baihut the government will leave it to the chamber to decide whether ie shall be prosecuted beforo the senate or before the assizes. There is no doubt that Charles de Lesseps has told the government every thing hi knows. It is said that when he had completed h;s statement he ex pressed bimßelf as greatly relieved. He said he had felt for years that he was bearing a burden of euspirion which ought to attach to others. Ihe single desire of his father and bimeelf had been to bring the Panama canal tnter prise to a successful termina tion, but blackmailers had taken them by the throats and the company had been compelled to buy the support and aid which, in tbe , interest of the good name of France and for the benefit of thousands of French investors, ought to have been given freely and as a matter of public duty. He hoped the people of France would place the responsibility where it be longed. Fontaine followed De Lesseps' ex ample and made a full confession also. SARAH'S GALLANT SON. Maurice Bernhardt Defends His Mother's Honor. Paris, Jan. 7. —Maurice. Bernhardt, son of the actress, Sarah Bernhardt, has challenged the editor of Vie V'ariseienne, on account of the publication of an ar ticle which he claims reflects slander ously on his mother. Three Noted Women Doad . New York, Jan. 7. —Louise Pomeroy Elliott, once a theatrical star, died this morning, after an illness of four days, of pneumonia. She was the divorced wife of Brick Pomeroy. Washington, Jan. 7.—Catherine Ma rion McDougall, widow of the late Rear- Admiral David Stockton McDougall, of tbe United States navy, died here today. The interment will take place in Cali fornia. Boston, Jan. 7. —Mrs. Harriet M. Warren, editorjof the Heathens Woman's Friend, the organ of the woman's branch of the Methodist Episcopal church, died today. Atlantic Steamships. Kinsalk, Jan. 7.—Passed: Michigan, from Boston for Liverpool. Antwerp, Jan. 7. —Arrived : Pennland, from New York; Illinois and Pennsyl vania, from Philadelphia. Baltimore, Jan. 7 —Arrived : Weimcr, fr iv Bremen, Boston, Jan. 7.—Arrived: Missouri, from London. Lizard, Jan. 7. —Passed : Waealand, from New York for Antwerp. New York, Jan. 7.—-Arrived: Laßour gogne, from Havre. Death of Captain A. 8. VYaUori. San Diego, Jan. 7.—Capt. Alexander G. Watson, of the law firm of Collier A Watson, died this morning, aged 53. Watson waß a native of Burlington, Vt., and studied law in Senator Edmunds' office ; enlisted as a private in company L, First Vermont cavalry, and was wounded at the battle of Cedar creek in 1864. He came out of the army in 1865 as captain of company L. He has been a prominent worker in the G. A. R., and was long president of the board of education of thia city. The Price ot a British Subject. Jbbsky City, N. J , Jan. 7.—Charles Peshall has prepared a petition for pre sentation to the United States govern ment, through the British cormlste at Washington, asking for indemnttv of $1,000,000 for the killingof Edward Hal linger,» British subject, who was hanged December 22d, for the murder of Mary Peterson, Successful men secure tine tailoring with pleasing fit from H. A. Qetz, 112 West Third street.