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Baldwin's Bloody Chal
lenge for a Bace.
A Brush Between Mexican Soldiers
aud Americans ut
Associated Piosa Dispatches to the Herald
New Your, March 4.—Tho Spirit of
the Timet publishes under a California
date tbe following: "I notice iv the
Spirit of the 12th of February a chal
lenge or boast of James Murphy, ox
trainer of B< n Ali, tbat bo woubl beat
nny bore Baldwin started in tho Louis
ville Cup with Montana lit gi nt. It is
said Murphy gained a good deal of
free advertising last summer in chal
lenging Volante to run ou the same duy,
be bud a virtual vvalk-ovi r for tbe
Saratoga cup, worth nearly ?2000, and
be. knowing tbat I was in California,
with uo chance for bis challenge to be
accepted. As for Montana Regent, I
will match Volaulo against him for
a race for $5000 to §10,000, half forfeit
to be deposited by Murphy when ho se
cepta. I will cover it. The race to bo
ran over tho traok <*' Ihe Association
which will live the most money. My
challenge to remain open until April Ist.
The race to bd run before July Ist, mid
Murphy to name au amonut not less
than .55000. lam to namo distance nnd
weight for age. K. J Balowin - ."
Commenting on the above tbe editor
aiyr,: "It is by long odd* tbe great
challenge of modern tin es, being for tlie
largest sum of money ever raced tcr in a
match on this hemisphere. Tbe fame of
the match should make it woith
the while of tbe race clubs of
this country to compete for the
possession ot it, as such a match
would draw the greatest crowd ever
tt en on an American racecourse. Bald
win evidently means business and as
this is a challenge direct, we shall anx
iously await Murphy's reply, hoping to
see a match made without delay.
nit; iourv.Ni.iiTH co.\tat::ss.
It ecu pit ji m 11on at the Law Mn!t«
or*' Work From 1883 to 1887.
Washington, March 3. — Congress,
which ended its existence at noon ta-day,
has afforded striking illustrations of the
constant increase in tbe volume of legis
lation demanding the attention of Con
gress, which has been going on for tbe
last three or four Congresses. More
bills were introduced in both Horses,
more committee repirts made, more bills
passed, more became laws and
more were vetoed than ever before.
A number of the bills enacted into
laws were old and familiar clHimants
for legislative favors. In this category
belong the Presidential fcueoessiou bill,
the Electoral Count bill, the luter-Siuto
Commerce bill, and the bill for the relief
of Fitz-Jobn Porter. The Forty-ninth
Congress commenced its session on the
■tihof December, ISBS, and was in ses
sion until the s:Uuf August, when it ad
journed until the 6th aud continued iv
session until its o'ois to-day, coverkg a
total period of ten months and twenty
six days. Id this limo the Benate was
in station 224 days, and the House '251
days. There were introduced in the
House during this time 11,268
bills, and 2(53 joint resolutions,
on which ove, 5000 reports were made,
being sr\eral thousand more bills and
over one thousand more reports than
were made in the Forty-eighth Congress,
which had iv its turn beaten the record.
In the Senate there were introduced
3357 bills and 118 joiut resolutions, on
which 1!)00 written reports were made,
being upwards of 500 more b.lls, and
over 400 more reports thau iv the record
of the Forty-eighth Cougrtss. The total
number of laws enacted was approxi
mately 1431, of' which 1093 originated
in the House, nnd 338 in the Senate. Two
hundred and fitly four of these became
laws by the expiration of the Constitu
tional ten-days' limitation. Fifty bills
failed to becme laws, owing to the ad
3&»irnment of Congress; one of them at
th 3 close of the first session. There weie
132 bills vetoed by the President; more
ins<auces of the exercise of the Presiden
tial prerogative of the veto than had oc
curred from the foundation of the gov
ernment down to tbe beginuing of this
Congress. Of the vetoed bills, ninety
four originated in tbe House aud thirty
eight in the Senate. Oi private bills,
that granting a tension to Joseph Ro
meiser, and of public bills, that provid
ing for the erectiou of government build-
ings al Dayton, Ohio, were the only ones
tbat succeeded in passing both Houses
over the President's veto. Several
others obtained tbe rerpiisite two-thirds
vote in the Senate only to fait in tbe
House. The death-roll of this Congress
was also an extraordinary one, com
prising the unprecedented number of
thirteen names iv the house and Sen
ate. Following is tbe list of the more,
important House bills which have become
laws: The bill to forfeit the Atlautio
and Pacific Railroad land grant; to in
crease the pensions of widows and de
pendent relations from §6 to $12 per
month; to abolish certain fees for official
services to American vessels, and to
amend the shipping laws ithe Dingley
shipping bill); to amend the Thurman
act; increase of tbe naval establish
ment; to pension Mexican War Veterans;
to prohibit the passage of local or special
laws in the Territories;- to create tbe
Judicial District of Southern California;
for the erection of public buildings at
Los Angeles, California; for the pur
chase of a site for several Federal build
ings at San Francisco, California. Forty
House joint resolutions became laws,
tbe principal ones being as follows: Di
recting the Commissioner of Labor to
make an investigation as to convict la
bor; to authorize the President to
protect tv American fishing and
trading vessels and tho American
tisheriec<p Canadian waters; authoriz
ing an investigation of the books and
methodß of the Pacific railroads. Of the
total number of bills wblvh passed the
Senate, 320 became laws, including 115
of a public and 205 of a striev'y private
Following is a list of the most ..Tiport
ant Senate bills placed on the si'tnte
books by tho present Congress: ."he
Presidential Succession bill, devolving
the heirship to the Presidency upon
members of the Cabinet in tbe event of
the vaoanoy of office of the President
and Vice-President; the Cullom-Reagan
bill to regulate iuter-State commerce;
for the retirement and reooinage of the
trade dollar.
Buy Esgleson's line underwear, 50 North
Spring street.
1 Mexican Soldiers Cross tlie I_,lue
and tight with Americans.
San Francisco, March 4.—ANogales,
Arizona, special to the Bull/tin says:
Last night Deputy Sheriff James Speedy
I saw Lieutenant Gutierrez with fonr
I armed soldiers crossing a bridge, over*
I small, dry creek, iuto tbe United States*
He immediately called on Henry Little-*
page and Dr. Purdy to go with him and
see why this mined party should enter
the Uuited States. On arriving
in Iron; of tbe American Custom
house, the Lieutenant of the Mexican
iroopt stepped in front of Littlepage,
uLd, covering him witli his revolver, de
manded the release of a Mexican named
Riacou, whom ihty supposed that the
American oulhoritii a weie holding as a
prisoner. Littlepage replied: "1 have
no prisoner," and immediately snatched
the sixshoolcr out of ihe Lieu enant's
in nd. and who,., he placed under arrest.
The Amer.can officers started for the
niain tlrett uf tbe town. The Lieuten
ant called on some other Mexican
soldiers concealed in tho dry bed
of the creek to release him. They imme
diately ran to the Americau officers and
one of tho Mexicans covering Littlepage
with his rino demanded the release of
his Lieutenant. . Sheriff Speedy com
manded Littlepage to tire upon the sol
dier, and instantly fired himself at the
soldier who had Littlepage covered.
This soldier also fired at Littlepage but
Littlept.ge knockcel the gun aside and al
the same time druwing his revolver fired
at the Mexican. The tiring thin be
-0 ime geueral between the three oilicers
and tho Mexican soldiers. The
Mexicans then retreated across the line
into Mexico and the American
officers followeel and shot until their
Weapons were empty. By this time the
Mexican population was aroused,
Every American who could procure a
weapon armed himself, exacting on at
tack -;very moment from the Mexican
eolaiers, who had been ordered out by
Colonel Arvisu, their commander, aud
stationed ou the railroad platform in
front of the Mexiotii custom-bouso
Paris, March 4.—A telegram from
Giurgevo says risings have taken plaje
at Tiemova and other places, aud that
the insurgents are reported to be mas
ters of affairs at Tiemova. Communica
tion between Soli 1 aud the Provinces
is interrupted. Anarchy is spreading iv
Bona, March 4.—The leaders of the
revolt at Ruatchuk have beeu ordered to
be shot.
Vienna, Maroh 4.—Servia, as a pre
cautionary measure, in view of the
trouble in Bulgaria, has sent troops to
tho frontier. It is also reported that
the Servian reserves have beeu called
Sofia, March 4.—The Government
authorities have placed under arrest
thirty persons including Karaveloft and
Isapoff, who were found to be iv
communication with the iusurgents
at Silislria and Rustcbuck. They
are nlso charged with being
implicated iv ihe formation of
a troop of thirty armed men for the
pttrpOst of creating disturbances hero
aud adding to the complication with
which the regency has to contend. The
rising at Rustcbuck has been entirely
suppressed. All insurgent officers were
either take n prisouers, killed or wounded
in battle with the loyal troops, or were
drowned. The prisouers, after arresting
the loyal officers and the commander
of the garrison, summoned the
infantry to surrender, which they
refused to do. Firing th"n bo
gau and the natives were attacked by the
militia and forced to submit. They
were pursued aud driven iuto tbe Dan
ube by the infantry, 'ihe prisoners took
to boats and endeavored to escape, bnt
their boats were stopped by a gunboat
and they were compelled to yield. The
Loyalists entered Silistria without auy
opposition. 'Iheyiound the corpse of
Colonel Krieatoff, Commander of the
Garrison, who had beeu killed by bis
tneu. The other officers escaped into
War Preparations continuing.
Vienna, March 4.—At the military
conferences, presided by tbe Em
peror, it was decided to appoint several
officers for superior commands in the
event of war. The Crown Prince
will command oue army corps.
The erection of wooden bins
for troops in Galicia is proceeding rapid
ly, the forts being armed with ammuni
tion and provisions being stored. These
preparations are cause g great anxiety in
Gahci 1. It is feared that in tlie event
of an Ausiro-Russiau war the Austrian
troops will be withdrawn from the de
fense line in the Carpathians.
Bucharest, March 4.—The Persians
who have arrived here from Bessarabia
state that the Russian War Department
ordered the principal towns in that
province to make preparations for the
delivery of ltrge quantities of bread
daily, whenever they are called upon to
do so. Premier Bretance has declared
privately that Roumania will fight the
first power that crosses the Rouniariau
News was brought that one of the Mexi
can soidiera wis mortally wounded.
It is stated that the cause of the
armed men being sent into tho United
States was for tha purpose of Q(impelling
a Mexican prostitute, with whom Col.
Arvisu has been living aud who bad re
fused to co-habit with him any lunger,
to return, and upon being discovered by
tho f.ffic rs they made a bold bluff to
cover Dv i'uuir intentions. Acting
United States Consul W. B. Groseclose
has takcu the matter in hand and this
morning made a demand upon the Mexi
c 'U authorities for Lieutenant Gutierrez.
More trouble is looked for tonight as it
ii expected that Colonel Arvisu willseek
revenge. Governor Torres litis been ad
vised of the situation and will airivr
here to-morrow morning. General Miles
has been requested by tiie United States
Attorney, at Tucson, to send troops here
immediately. The Captain of the Home
Guard at Crittenden, has been requested
tv forward all available arms and a
t tousanel pounds of ammunition for the
arming of citizens.
Court r nied.
Washington, March 4.—The Senate
has confirmed the nomination of Captain
W. Greely, to be Brigadier General,
James M. Trotter, to be Recorder of
Deeds for the District of Columbia,
Chas. T. Gellet, of California, to be
United States Consul at Algiers, and
John P. Campbell, of Oalfforais, to be
Consul oi the United States at Tam
a tares.
The Fate ot Nome- Hills.
Washington, March 4,—Before leav
ing for the Capitol to-day the President
signed the Postoffice, Naval, Legislative,
Executive and Judicial Appropriation
bills. The following bills passed bo h
Houses, but as they were not signed by
the President they failed to become
'aws: River and Harbor bill, anil the
bill to annex part of Idaho to Washing
ton Territory.
Bellicose L,usitnnlans.
Lisbon, Maroh 4.—Tbe government
of Mozambique telegraphs that the Por
tuguese gunboats remain at Tungi to as
si»t in tbe work of installing the Portu
guese government at that place.
The dispatch says tbat the Portuguese
bombarded tho fortress at Tungi before
capturing it und burned the village of
Massiugoue. Zanzibar is fortified.
A Splendid Programme and an
Iltijoyablc Evening.
The drawing-room recital for the ben
efit of Mrs. M. E. Hill, at the Ellis
College, last night, was fairly attended.
A numher of our best Eociety people
were present and tbe attendance would
undoubtedly have been very much larger
had it not been for Booth's engagement at
the Grand Opera House. The musical
and literary programme, as arranged,
was an excellent one, and those who at
tended spent a very enjoyable evening.
Misses Brown and Uance and Messrs.
St oncmaii and Gresham sang "Oh Hush
Thee my Baby," Miss Nona Laux favored
with a piauo solo, B. S. Stoueman sang
"What's my Love Like," Miss Helen
Mar Bennett recited "Mary's Ride,"and
Mollie Adelia Brown sang "If I Were
You." The second part commenced
with n beautiful solo, "Lucrezia Borgia,"
by Miss Minnie lianee. The lady was
encored and sang "Yet Our Days Must
he Apart." R. W. Burn ham Bang
"Love can Live Forever" in a very cred
itable manner. Next was a splendid
vocal solo by Mrs. Bernard Donnelly,
assisted by J. A. Brenner with violin
obligate Mrs. Hill then delivered a
recitation of "Scenes from King John,"
and on being encored recited a poem
with German brogue in a very natural
manner. A vocal duet "When I am
Near," by Miss Minnie Uance and R. W.
Burnham concluded the performance.
A Portentous Rumor.
Berlin, March 4.—A report emanat
ing from Paris is current to tbe effect
that the Czar has given notice of his
withdrawal from the alliance of tbe
three Emperors, resuming ins freedom of
action. The rumor is not believed in
the diplomatic circles in Berlin and
To be Investigated.
Sacramento, March 4. —It is charged
that the accounts of Talbot H. Wallip,
State Librarian, have beeu kept in a
very irregular manner and his books will
probably be investigated. These allega
tions are made by Assemblyman Alex
ander, of tbe State Library Committee.
Death of a Millionaire.
Detroit, Miob., March 4.—Ex-Con
gressman Edward Breitang, of Ne
gsunee, Michigan, died at Eastman,
Georgia, last night. He leaves an estate
valued at from five to seven million dol
Tbe President ot the Reichstag.
Berlin, March 3.—Herr Weddell
Presdorf waßto-day elected President of
the Reichstag. He received 184 votes.
Two ballots were cast for Dr. Wand
thurst, and 00 were cast blank.
Hon. A. G, Pettibone, a prominent
merchant at Chicago, dealing in railroad
supplies, is at tbe Nadcau. Mr. Petti
bone was formerly Prtsident of the Citi
zens' National Bank of Indianapolis.
Howell C. Moore, Esq., Prosecuting
Attorney for ganta Clara county, Cat.,
is visiting Los Angeles especially to
examine the electric railway of Colonel
Hon land, with a view of using electric
ity on tbe railroad from San Jose to
Santa Clara. He is much pleased with
Southern California,
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Walcott, of New
York Mills, N. V., with several membera
of their family are spending a few dnys
at the Nadeau House, aud will then go
to San Franoisco. Mr. Walcott is one
of the oldest and largest manufacturers
of fine bleached muslins in this coun
try, being Ihe t roprietor of the cele
brated "New York Mills," which have
been in successful operation for more
thau half a century.
L. O. L. Entertainment.
A very creditable entertainment was
given by the students of the Normul
School under the auspices of the L. O.
L. —Lovers of Lititum. A very intelli
gent programme was presented. The
following ones took part:
Misses Patten.Holmes, Mr. Wright and
Kccttatiou Miss E. Kicker
Mistes Palmer, Clark, Payne»nd Oli
Violin solo Miss llsird
Beading Hits Jemue Crab'.e
Reading Miss Fennman
Instrumental solo Mlsb Oliver
Remark Miss Lelie Patten
Miss Peunman, Miss Dolman, Mr.
Peutloton, Miss Perplus, Mr. Wright
and Mr. Nlper.
Orand free ooncerts atOlymplo Hall every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings
by the renowned Olympic Orchestra. Pro
fessor Uustav Natschke, solo violinist; Pro
test William Brown, solo ooruetist, and
Professor Anton Koehler, solo pianist.
Large assortment of traveling and tourists'
shirts at Eagleson & Oo.'s, 60 N. Spring St.
Kdwin Rooth in Tragedy and
The very attractive bill effereel by the
Booth Company at the Grand Opera
House last night, filled that theuter
with another splendid audience. The
curtain rose ou 'The Merchant of V<nice,
as arranged for Mr. Booth's performan
ces. It is a very judicious condensa
tion of tbe piece from
text; but preserve;, in all its strength
aud beauty, tho main plot of
the drama. We were prepared to liud
Mr. Booth's rendition of "Shylock," a
study of interest and power; but we
confess that our expectations were more
thau realized. He elevated the charac
ter of the Jew from that of a mere re
pulsive, grasping, covetous usurer, with
out any of the higher or more ennobling
instincts, to that of a mau careful ot
his wealth and ambitious to increase it,
but at the same time imbued with a
strergth of character and a reso
luteness of purpose—cruel, implacable
and determined—that raised him to a
position of admiration; not of the lofti
est type, but still grand iv its inthxi
hil ty of purpose. No oue could make
"Sbylock" an amiable oharaoter. It
would fail, because it would be|unaatu
ral. But Booth invested it witb au in
terest which redeemed the sordid faults
of a nature from which we could
expect none of the higher or more en
nobling attributes. Greatness is as pos
sible in tho evil as in the virtuous pas
siens; and Booth made "Shylock"
great in bis hatreds and antipathies;
great in h,s determined purpose of re
venge; great .in his rigidity of religious
fixity; great in his contempt for the
creed which had been that of the perse
cutors of himself and his tribe. In the trial
scene he elisplayed his marvelous powers
of exemplifying in his looks and facial
changes the workings of tile varied pas
nious that inflamed his heart. His tran
sitions were kaleidoscopic and as legible
tis print; and tho stage tusiucss in this
scene was a great improvement upon the
regulation routine work we have hereto
fore been useel to. The support last
night waa far better than on the previous
evenings, and the piece passed off with
the fiost complete success.
In 'oiitraat of the tragical cast of the
Mtrc;>nnt of Venice, the evening was
eked out with a moat excell -nt stage
version of Katharine and Petruccio.
The vim and spirit that w ere thrown
into this light comedy by Mr. Booth
gave the audience a hue sample of the
capacity of the groat actor as a come
dian. He made it a most merry and en
joyable morceau, and was cleverly as
sisted by Miss Emma Vaders as "Kath
Ups and Downs of Bouma
nia's Bevolt.
intinuetl War Preparations ill
t Austria. —A Portentous War
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hekai.s.
London, March 4.—A dispatch to the
Times from Bucharest states tbat several
persons were killed in the fighting at
Silistria between the insurgents and the
loyal trocps. Two officers and sixteen
privates who engaged in the revolt were
captured and shot.
This afternoon, matinee, Uamltt. This
evening, Othello; Mr. Booth us "lago."
All members of the Los Angeles Band
of Hope are requested to meet at Good
Templar's Hall this afternoon at 2 o'clock
Five carloads of the iron; to be used in
tho Buena Vista-street ,bridge have
arrived aud the balance i huonientarily
General Miles atteuded the Opera
House last night aud was taken behind
the scenes by Manager Wyatt and in
troduced to Edwin Booth. He stayed
on the stage during two acts and after
nurds occupied a box.
Monsignor Capel, the brilliant orator,
will lecture iv Pasadena on Monday
evening in aid of tho now Roman Cath
olic Cburch at that place. It is needless
to say that the address will be polished,
eloriueut and instructive.
Mr, R. J. Collyear, of East Los An
geles, exhibited to us yesterday a puto
plasmic egg, without •hall, but with a
pretty tough casing, which resembled
the valve of tin india rubber syringe
more than the fruit of Dame Partlet.
Mr. Woollacott states tbat the young
man who had a room in his building and
waa reported to have had smallpox, had
only a slight case of variola and was
taken promptly to tbe pesthouse. There
is no danger of contagion there now as
the room was disinfected immediately.
Tbe entertainment to be given by the
ladies of Frank Bartlett Relief Corps
will take place next Tuesday evening,
March Sth, nt Good Templar Hall, Main
street. Tickets sold for the entertain
ment of February loth are good for
March Bth.
Last night tho First-street horse car
line was completed to the corner of
Main and First streets, and connected
with the City line. The First-street
road runs from First street to Chicago
street, on Boyle Heighls, and cars will
to-day begin running regularly over the
Judge E. M. Rosswill hold the Uuited
States Circuit Court for Judge Sawyer
in Los Angeles next Monday, March 7tb,
at tho United Stales District Court
rooms, corner Commercial and Main
streets. After that session he will pro
ceed to Sin Francisco and hold United
States Court for a month for the same
About 4 o'clock yesterday nfternoon
two men in a buggy dashed up in front
of the police office aud stated that a
man was digging up stolen silverware in
a lot on the corner of Seventh and Olive
streets. Officer Fowler who went to the
scene, found a miserable Digger Indian
leaving the lot, with a dirty handker
chief full of mushrooms. No arrests.
Yesterday's Record ot Police
Mrs. Crocker reported yesterday the
theft of $100 in gold, a cane, and some
other articles.
Tho case of James Ash, charged with
the battery of Harry Chandler, came up
before Justice Austin yesterday morn
ing. Ash demanded a jury trial and
the case was set for March 15th.
The authorities intend, hereafter, to
collect full license for pool tables, and
will continue to do so until a test case
comes up for trial. One arrest was made
yesterday, and the defendant discharged
upon payment of the license.
The cases of Joseph A . Wilson, Jas.
R Patterson and Edward Davis, charged
with robbing H. C. Coe of $12, on
Thursday night, were «et for this morn
ing at 11 o'clock, and bail set at $500.
John Hutton, who was convicted of
indecent exposure, was sentenced to 150
days yesterday by Justico Austin. After
sentence he attacked Constable Hunter,
was overpowered and handcuffed. He
either pretended to be or else was in
Personal Mention.
Lewis Bros.' Specials—To-Day
Doctors Warner and Younger, of San
Francisco, left yesterday for home.
Ladiea' plush carpet slippers, 60c.
~101 and 103 N. Spring street.
The Taking of Testimony
He Certainly Strengthens the
Cause of Mr. Lyiidi.
Other Witnesses.
The taking of testimony in tbe Con.
greasional contest was resumed before
Notary Owens at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning. General Vandever was absent
but theattorneys as mentioned yesterday
were on band. Republican County
Clerk Dunsmoor was put upon the stand
aud was cross-examined by Vandever's
attorneys. The cross-examination failed
to shake his testimony in the least.
After this he was sabjected to a re
direct examination in which he
stated tbat had the Deputy
Assessors been Republicans he would
most assuredly have told them that
the lists of enrolled names they
brought in could not be legally regis
tered, and won 11 have advised the
Deputy Assessors to file their oaths and
re-register the names. As they were
Democratic officials he let them go on,
knowing tbat the lists of men brought in
would not be allowed to vote.
The Herald is desirous of publi-bing
the tesdmony of Mr. Dunsmoor as full
as possible, and to-day first prints his
testimony at the afternoon session of
Thursday and follows it up by his re
direct examination of yesterday. The
olhcr witnesses testify to the fact of a
great number of Democratic votes being
shut out at the "White House" by the
gerrymandering of the Board of Super
visors, and to other important facts.
afternoon session.
Q. When did you receive from the
printer the last supplemental list?
A. I think about the SOth. Let us
look at this one minute (witness referring
to Great Register).
Q. That is oertified by you on the
28th, I think?
A. H ell, let's see; this is on the 20th
day of October. Well, that does not
contain all the supplements, because
there are some that run down as late as
the 30th.
Q. . Yes, sir, three supplements to the
City Register ?
A. Yes, sir.
i). This, that you have in your hand
there, aud certified by you, is of date
the SOth of October?
A. This is the 20th of October.
Q. Twentieth?
A. Yes, sir.
(j. When were they distributed
through the country?
A. The Registers were sent out, I
think ou the 20th.
Mr. Campbell. Now you have got
down there about tbe first ami last sup
plement; it don't appear what they are;
there isn't anything to indicate anything,
in fact.
News Notes.
Mr. Robarts. I am referring to the
portion of the Great Register which was
certified to by Mr. Dunsmoor on the 20th
of October. It bears his certificate of
date the 20th of October. (To the wit
nes:) Does it not?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. I uek you now when that was dis
tributed to the different Boards of Elec
A. They were sent by Wells-Fargo
un the 26th aud 27tb.
y. But none j nor to the 26th ?
A. I dou't think so.
Now then, when was the supple
ment, supplemental Register succeeding
this main Register yon have spoken of,
that is of the 'iOth of October, when were
they sent to tho different Boards of Elec
tion throughout the county?
Mr. Campbell. The first supplement
you ore speaking of, now ?
Mr. Robarts. Yes, sir.
A. I think the supplements were all
after that. My recollection is that they
were sent either the 30th or 31st.
Q. Then a portion of the Register
was distributed to the various precincts
throughout the county prior to tbe sup
plement ?
A. Well, they were sent to the vari
ous precincts, yes, sir,
Q, Prior to the supplement, or were
they all sent together ?
A, Could not have all been sent to
gether. In some instances I think they
were all sent together. Fur instance,
in tbe city I think tb,-y were all dis
tributed together, because they were sent
out; they were delivered along on Satur
day, and some ou Monday, differeut pre
cincts,and I think iv this one instance that
supplements, as stated by Mr. Lynch
(Eighth Precinct), were not down there
until Mr. A. N. Hamilton took them
down there. We had supposeel that
each package in the ten products con
tained all the supplements, but it seems
to me that about 8 o'clock, when he got
there to the precinct he olalmed tbat
the supplements were not there. He
got a team and came right back and got
it —so he says.
Q. By Mr. Campbell. You say it was
supposed that all the supplements were
A. Yes, sir.
Q, By Mr. Robarts. In the city?
A. I instructed the deputies to tie up
the requisite number of Great Registers,
poll-hats and tally-lists, which are re
quired by the Statute, and to deliver
them to the proper persons in the pre
cincl; aud some of them I turned over
myself, that is, to parties that came af
ter that.
Q. Ido not doubt that at all. What
I am trying to get at, aud I have not got
an answer yet, Mr. Dunsmoor—you may
not have understood me—was this.
Was this book of registration
certified on the 20th of October, 1886,
delivered to the Hoards of Election
throughout the county simultaneously
with the supplement? Were they all
sent together to the different precincts
or was one portion sent before and the
other subsequently?
A. Well, in some instances one por
tion was sent before, because I know
that at Santa Ana I sent down to Mr.
Freeman for him to hold the first lot that
I had sent until he received ihe supple
ments, so as to save two flips; and then
he procured a team and delivered them
to the different precincts there.
V In what other precinct did you do
that, did you send tbe main list first and
then subsequently the supplemental?
A. Idu not recollect.
Q. As a matter of fact Santa Ana ia
a Republican precinot, isn't it; returns a
Republican majority ?
A. It seems so, yes, sir. But then
this that I om speaking of as sent to
Mr. Freeman were for outside precincts.
Q. Well, what outside precincts did
you send him any for ?
A. I think it was Yorba or Garden
Grove or Westminister.
Q. Then the balance of the precincts
IB the county, the main lists and tl*
supplemental, were all sent together
along with the poll lists ?
A. I don't say that they were.
Q. Well, can you tell us in which
ones they were nol?
A. No, I cannot. I simply hold
N ells-Fargo's receipts at differeut days
running from the 20tb, 27tb; that is in
the one book that I find.
Q. Well, are those packages you sent
them, running from the 26th, 27th and
28th—what were in those packages if
you know?
A. Why, all of the registration that
had been priutod up to that time.
Q. Precisely; including both the
main and supplemental list?
A. Yes, sir—no, no; not the—could
not contain the list which was certified
to on tbe 28th.
Q. The one that was certified to,
then, on the 20th?
A. Yes, sir; contained those that
were certified to on the 20th. The first
includes all up to and including the sec
Q. Tbat is certified to by you?
A. Tbat is certified to 011 the 20th.
Q. . All right. That is the main one?
A. Yes, sir. The second, up to and
including October 27th, was certified to
on tbe 30th day of October. Then there
is a supplemental list on the 30th of
October; there was a list of a few names
that was certified by, I think, Mr.
Brewer of Vernon, that I got out a
supplemental list for.
Q. Now, you have got the dates of
those; I want to osk you, was the list
that was certified to by you on the 20th
of October and the one certified by you
on the 30th of October sent out together
to the other precincts excepting Santa
Ido not attempt to deny it. Then this
contest of Vogeie waa brought nnd the
.judge tuatructed Mr. Vegele that he
could register, and he went down stain
and availed himself,
Q. Yon bud nn rqual opportunity,
did you not Mr. Dunsmoor, of deciding
whether the enrollment of tho Araewore
wi.a legal or otherwise prior to tbe 27th?
You bnew that the Assessors had not
tiled their appointments in your office?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Well, why did you not inform
them then, or Mr. Bilderrain, their
principal, that their enrollment would
be illegal because their appointments
were not filed in > our office?
A. I intended to register tbe namea
that were brought in by those parties,
and so informed Mr. White. But I
afterwards, from the District Attorney,
received advice that it was not proper
to register them.
Q. What called your attention to
that fact, and what made you seek the
advice ef the District Attorney at that
A. Because there was a good deal of
feeling evidenced by Mr. White. Ha
claimed tbat my office was a ministerial
one, nnd that I had no right to take
judicial action.
Q. Knowing, as you did, the law,
then, that the Deputy Assessors would
have to tile their appointments prior to
being able to take or enroll parties, why
did you not then so inform them before
tbe 2titb, or on tbe 26th, and give them
a chance to re-register the votes?
A. I don't think tbe question waa—
was brought up until about the '26th.
Q. Was it net a fact, sir, really, tbat
occasioned your idea in that matter, or
your determination not to do so, the
fact waa that all the Deputy Assessors
were Democrats?
A. They could not have been, be
! cause they could not have been printed
on the 27th, because there were about
450—there were about 450 names turned
iuon the 27th.
A. No, sir, for I tell you juntas I
stilted before, that at the time Mr. White
and Mr. Del Valle were there I fully in
tended to place them upon tbe Register.
Q. Well, then, you intend, d to pat
them upon the Register then, kuowing
it was illegal; is that it'/
A, No,sir, not knowing it whs illegal,
beciuse Mr. White advised me that it
was proper, and having confidence in
Mr. White's judgment, he being an at
torney of standing iv the community.
Q. Wheu was that confidence first
A. After Mr. White's—after consult
ing the Distriot Attorney, after having
this conversation with Mr. White.
Q. When was this conversation with,
the District Attorney?
A. Well, about tbe 20:h or 27'h; I
think it was the 27th; it may have been
thu 26th.
y But you say yon published tbe no
tice of the extention of time for registra
tion in tlie Express/
A. Yes sir.
Q. And yon have said, I believe, tbat
thai was a paper of Republican princi
ples, did you not?
A. I did so.
Q. There was also in this town a
Democratic paper, wasn't then. ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Of equal circulation with the Re
press !
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Well, why did you not put the
notice in that paper also ?
A. I don't think that I put the notice
in but the one paper. I put it in tbe
Evening Express.
Q. Then you knew all the time dur
ing the period in which these Assessors
were enrolling men, parties, throughout
the county for the purpose of registra
tion, you knew that they had not tiled
their appointment in the office—in your
office ?
A. I didn't know any such thing.
Nearly all of the appointments of the
Asses ors had been filed in the office.
',' lam referring now to the ones
whoso enrollment you rejected; X am re
ferring to the parties whose enrollment
you rejected.
A. I kuew that some of them had
Q. And knowing that fact and know
ing that their registration or enrollment
would be illegal, you kept silent?
A. There were many of them that I
did not know were appointed until after
the appointment came in.
Q, Well, those that you did know,
A. Well ?
Q. You kept silent?
A. I did; I did excepting as I tell
you with Mr. White.
Q, Do you know C. L. Northcraft in
this town?
A. I do.
Q. Well, when were theysent out to
the different precincts?
A. They must have beeu sent out
Int. 1 than that.
Q. Well, when?
A. Probably as late as tbe 30th.
Q. The3o:h. Well, then, the nimes
that had been sent in, for instance, by
Mr. MoNish?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. He having received that supple
mental list on the 30th, as you say, if he
did receive it—on the 30th you tent it
out—thon it was impossible for him to
re-register them.
A. J,think those names of Mr. Mo-
Mish were hauded in on the 27th.
Q, Yes, sir, the night of the 27th?
A. Yes, sir.
Q Then when did you determine to
reluse them?
A. Th—l think about the middle of
the 28th.
Q. Middle of tho 28tb?
A. Or the 29th; I am not positive as
to that date. Mr. White, and I think
Mr. Del Valle and some other gentle
man, I do not recollect who it was, came
iv and this question arose as to whether
those names would go on the Great Reg
ister; and Mr. White cited to me cer
tain sections of the Code, and claimed
that they ought to go upon the Great
Register, anil I, having confidence in
Mr. White's judgement in the matter,
told him that they would go upon it,
and I certainly intended to place them
upon the Register,
Q. What date was that, sir, you give
him that assurance ?
A. I think that was about the 27th.
Q. Are you suie it was not the 26th ?
A. Well, it m ght have been.
Q. 20ch or 27th. You also assured
Air. Del Valle, did you not?
A. Mr. Del Valle was present.
Q. Mr. Bilderrain ?
A. 1 dou't know whether Mr. Bilder
rain was there or not. Now theu, I
went to Mr. Rilderrain's office; he had
first sent over certain lists without tbe
Q. Excuse me, sir, what date was that?
Please fix the date.
A. I think it was the 27th.
Q. 27th of Ootober?
A. Vis, sir; and I told him that I
could not receive them unless the affi
davits accompanied them. Well, he said
that his attorney had instructed him to
not Bend the affidavits. At 5 o'olock I
went to his office and told him that
Q. The same day ?
A. Yes sir, and told him that I posi
tively refused to place the names upon
the Register unless the affidavits accora
panied them. And then he reiterated
what his attorneys had advised him, and
I cited the sections of the Code requiring
that the affidavits should be sent iv, and
I told him that I would be nt my of
fice in the eveniig. At a there
were several gentlemen in the
office at the time that I was there
—Mr. Bilderrain's cffioe, now. And
he said that be would see his attorneys.
And then, after 7 o'clock, I came over to
the Clerk's office, and Mr. Bteunerhas
set came in with tbe sheets without the
affidavits, and I told him tbat I would
not take them unless the affidavits were
there, and he got somewhat excited
about it, aud I told him it was useless to
oreato any disturbance or get excited
over the matter, and he finally cooled
down and went off and brought in the
affidavits later iv the evening.
Q. The night of the 27th?
A. The night of the 27th. And on
the mornirg of the 28th I had Mr.
Ward, and I think Mr. Whitney, go
through the lists and we fouud tbat
there were a number where tho appoint
ments of the parties who had taken
these affidavits had not been tiled, and
on several there were evidences of the
whole matter having been taken in one
hand, and in others dates had been
changed, and then I consulted the Dis
trict Attorney, and he said clearly it was
not right to register 'these parties, and
acting upon his judgment iv the matter
I refused to enter them.
Q. The District Attorney was also a
A. Yes, sir, '
Q. Candidate for re-election?
A. Yes, sir; and acting upon the ad
vice of the District Attorney I withheld
the names.
Q. Well, you didn't come to that con
clusion, then, to reject the lists handed
in by Mr. Bilderrain and supplemented
with the affidavits, until October 28 h ?
A. I think it was October the 28th
or possibly the 20th, because we didn't
have an opportunity of examining those
affidavits until the 28th.
Q. Do you remember having a con
versation with Mr. Sam Hamilton at your
office on the afternoon of the 28th of
A. I have had a good many con
versations with him.
Q. He was one of the Deputy As
sessors, whose enrollment was rejtoted,
was he not?
A. He was.
Q. Did you not, assure him on tho
afternoon of the 28th that the names
handed in by the Assessors would be put
upon the Register?
A. Quite possible thatl did. As I slated
before, I intended lo place them upon
the list, and so informed Mr. White, aud
Q. Do you remember having a conver
sation with him ou or about the sth of
October ?
A. I do.
Q. Wdl you please detail it as far as
you can remember. Mr. Dunsmoor?
A. Yes, sir. Northcraft came into
the office and said that he was thinking
about going to the northern portion of
the county, and he wanted to know if I
would appoint him as a deputy for reg
istration purposei. Aud that was before
thu question of a supplemental registra
tion hud beeu taken before the Judge.
Ward consulted him in regard to it.
Q. Fifth of October, it wa*?
A. Well, yes. And I told Charlie
that I would just as soon appoint hitn
as anybody else, and asknd him when
he was going, and be said he didn't
know, and I told him it was a question
as t > whether the names should begothn
upon tbe Great Register, that is tbe
printed Great Register, but whenever he
got ready to go to come in and see me.
And he said that he could not toll when
he would go, but I told him whenever be
did get ready to come in and see me.
Q. Did he not tell you at tbat time
tbat there was a large uuniber of voters
at a place called Alpine, who were not
on the Register?
A. No, he did not tell me there was
a large number; he said there were a few
up there. There cannot be a great many
at Alpine.
(J. Well, there waa over twenty.
Was he accompanied by anybody?
A. I think Major Bonebrake was with
Q. Well, did yon not assure him at
that time aud tell him tbe following
word*, or words to this effect: That it
would be useless for you to appoint him
as Deputy Clerk to registerthose parties)
because the registration had closed ou
the 2d of October, and that although
their names would go upon the Register,
yet they would not be allowed to vote?
A. I don't—l don't think that I used
that language; but at that time I was not
aware that we could have a supplemental
registration; that is, that there would
be a supplemental registration, and I
don't thiuk at that time that I knew of
the Judge's decision regarding the vot
ing upon certificates.
Q. Did he not, then, upon receiving
your answer, go with Major Bonebrake
to Judge Bruuson?
A. I don't know. Mr. Northcraft
would have been appointed if he had
come back when he was ready to go up,
as I told him whenever he got re idy to
go up to come and see me. As a matter
i i fact I did u>t refuse to srpnlnt him
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