SIXTEEN PAGES—I TO 8.
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. XXXIX.-NO. 89.
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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
A Healdsbnrg Man Held for Trial far
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
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
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
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-
It Affects the Home Life of the
The Enforcement of the Three-Years'
Caprlrl Admired for Hla Finesse and
Tact In Dealing with the Meas
ure- Hard Timet In the
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
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
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
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
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
A CLEAN BREAST OF IT.
PANAMA CANAL CULPRITS MAKE
Charles do Lesseps and M. Fontaine Tell
the Government All They Know
About the Matter—The Pris
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
Fontaine followed De Lesseps' ex
ample and made a full confession also.
SARAH'S GALLANT SON.
Maurice Bernhardt Defends His Mother's
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
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.
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,
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
Successful men secure tine tailoring
with pleasing fit from H. A. Qetz, 112
West Third street.
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