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SAFE IVBSTMGNT. READ
THE HERALD'S BARGAINS.
SEE SIXTH PAGE
vol. xxxix. no. m
»SPRING STYLES IB ARRIYINfi 1
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LOS ANGELES: THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 16, 1893.
CORBETT'S CASH PUT UP.
l Big Deposit for a Fight
With Mitchell.
f Not Covered Quickly Then
Jackson Is In It.
i Battle With One or the Other Is
Reasonably Certain.
dltohell Hm Arrival at. New York, and
Will Aooept Hit, Champion*
Challenge If Allowed
to I,ami.
By the Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 15.—Champion Oor
bett's representatives today deposited
with the World a check for $10,000 to
secure a fight with Charley Mitchell,
and another for $2500 to bind a match
with Peter Jackson. To Mitchell Oor
bett issues a challenge for a finish fight
for the championship of the world,
$10,000 a side and the largest purse of
fered by the Coney Island Athletic club,
the Olympic Athletic club of New Or
leans, or the Crescent City Athletic club
of the same city, the contest to be accord
ing to Queensberry roles, and must be to
a finish, the club to have no power
to stop the fight or declare a draw; the
battle to take place next December. If
Mitchell does not accept Oorbett's terms
the champion will then accept Jack
eon's challenge, the fight to be under
conditions as Corbett offers Mitchell.
If, however, Mitchell should accept, Cor
bett will fight Jackson seven months
after meeting Mitchell on the conditions
of Jackson's challenge. If Mitchell
should agree to fight and then back out,
Corbett permits Jackson to take Mitch
ell's place next December.
MITCHELL IS WILLING.
The British Sport Bay* dorbett'a Termi
Are Agreeable to Him.
New York. Peb. 15. —In the morning
the World will print the following inter
view with Mitchell, the English prize
fighter:
The first bit of news that Mitchell
heard was that the Corbett people had
put up $10,000.
"That's good," he exclaimed, "I shall
cover the money tomorrow. I come
here for the purpose of making a match
which will decide the championship of
the world. The conditions named by
Corbett are perfectly agreeable to me."
asked.
"In six weeks, if necessary, or any
reasonable time, for that matter,"
Mitchell replied with some spirit. "My
money has been up in London, but that
makes little difference. I'll have Cor
bett'a money covered inside of 12
hours."
"Are there any conditions yon care to
impose?"
"None," he added. "All I want is
that the fight shall be conducted in a
fair, square, sportsmanlike manner. I
know there are hundreds of sporting
men in A merits, and I shall let them
judge whether my statements are fair or
not."
"Have you any preference as to the
club before which this fight shall take
take place?"
"Coney island, New Orleans or San
Francisco will suit me," said Mitchell.
"There shall be no dilly-dallying about
that, I promise you. My backer, Mr.
Abington, is here ready to back me for
any amount of money. As for the
stories to the effect that I intended to
make money by giving boxing exhi
bitions in America there is absolutely
nothing in that. I shall not give a single
show before the fight. Although many
people do not like me in this country I
feal perfectly at home here, for the hon
orable sporting men with whom I have
dealt are my friends. When I fought
Sullivan in France I made many ene
mies, who said I ran away and all that
bosh. In this match no such thing will
occur, and I am willing to fight Corbett
in a 12-foot ring, or smaller if he likes,
and I will not run away either, be may
depend upon that. His preference
for making a match with
me as against Jackson pleases
me immensely, but his reasonß given
are absurd. It he was so anxious to
whip me for acting in an ungentlemanly
manner, he had an excellent chance at
Miner's theater that night. Better still,
he has a chance now to defend his title.
I want to fight Corbett. A reputable
club, a fair referee and to fight within a
reasonable length of time are my only
conditions."
Not Going to Let Mitchell Land.
Quarantine, S. 1.. Feb. 15.—Superin
tendent Owens of the treasury depart
ment has been here all day awaiting the
arrival of the steamer Majestic with
Pugilist Charlie Mitchell on board.
Nothing could be learned as to the na
ture of his business here as he refused
to talk, but it is said his intention is to
prevent Mitchell from landing on the
ground that he has been a convict.
PARSON DAVIES' BLUFF.
Ha Order". Bli Forfait for Jackson in
Naw York Withdrawn.
San Fbancisco, Feb. 15.—Parson
Davies tonight instructed his New York
representatives to withdraw his deposit
for a fight with Oorbett if the latter ne
gotiates with Mitchell first.
Davies also offers to bet Oorbett $1000
that he (Oorbett) is not telling the
truth whe hen says Davies did not issue
a challenge to him on the night of his
victory over Sullivan, Oorbett to win
the money if Davies does not prove the
statement. The money has been de
posited with the Examiner.
Daly to Fight Greggains.
Buffalo, N. V., Feb. 15.—1t is prob
able that the negotiations regarding a
match between Peter Maher and Jim
Daly are off, as Gus Tuthill, who re
cently became Daly's backer, wired the
Buffalo boxer this afternoon asking if he
would right Greggains at Ban Francisco
at lf>B pounds, give or take two pounds.
D»ly promptly accepted, and will begin
tiflning next week.
AS GOOD AS STRAIGHT GOODS.
A Government Chemist's Testimonial of
Adulterated Whisky.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The Whisky
trust investigation began today with the
testimony of My*rß, manager of the re
bate department of the trust. He testi
fied that in 1890 tho trrist paid out in
rebates $1,273,646; in 1891, $2,295,958;
in 1892, $3,292,280.
Professor Wiley, chemist of the agri
cultural department, give the committee
the result of the examination of the
essences and essential oils used in com
pounding whiskies and other liquors
from spirits. He said they could not be
considered poisons or any more inju
rious to the health than straight goods.
O'DONNELL'S DEFENSE.
He Was a Newspaper Correspondent and
Counselled Cessation of Bloodshed.
Pittsburg, Feb. 15.—The defense in
the Hugh O'Donnell murder trial today
attempted to show that O'Donnell was
a correspondent for various newspapers
and that at the time of the Homstead
riot he was there in that capacity; also
that he counselled to let the Pinkertons go
after the fight, saying both sides had lost
heavily and he wanted no more blood
shed.
Two New Laws*
Washington, Feb. 15.—The president
today approved the quarantine bill,
officially known as an act granting
additional quarantine powers and impos
ing additional duties upon the Marine
hospital service. He also approved the
act providing light-houses and other
aids to navigation, known as the
omnibus light-bouse bill.
SMITH PUT TO SLEEP.
FRANK CHILDS SBTTLKB THE AUS
TRALIAN'S HASH.
A Comparatively Easy Victory for the
Dimity Los Angeles Pugilist.
Smith Knocked Out In the
Twelfth Round.
San Francisco, Feb. 15.—Billy Smith
an Australian haavy-weight, and Frank
Childs, colored, of Lis Angeles, met in
a finuh fight at the California Athletic
club tonight for a purse of $1250. It
was 0:35 before the fight began.
Childs landed a straight left lead on
Smith's jaw in the first round and there
were several exchanges which did little
damage.
In the second Childß swung his right
and left and jabbed the Australian. He
also countered heavily on Smith's chin
una the latter went down."
In the third there were several hot
rallies in which a number of vicious
blows on the jaw wore exchanged.
Smith landed one or two terrible
punches but the colored man stood up
nnder them.
There were two knockdowns in the
fourth. Smith wentdown from a counter
on the chin, and Childs from a slight
blow on the side of the head.
Smith was weak when he came up for
the fifth, and Childs drove a balf a
dozen right and left swings into Smith's
jaw, which made him groggy. Smith
also received a rap in the mouth which
made him bleed freely. Smith looked
like a loser at the end of the round.
In the sixth, Smith continued to fight,
but the colored man did all the forcing.
Childs was wild in his swings, however,
though he managed to land half a dozen
hard ones on the Australian's face,
which did not improve the latter's con
dition.
In the seventh Childs tried hard for a
knockout, but the Australian took the
punishment and several times responded
with hard raps on the colored man.
Smith was still bleeding profusely and
his eye was closed.
Smith went down in the eighth and
when he rose Childs pounded him un
mercifully, and finally sent him down
again. When he rose thiß time Childs
went after him again and pounded him
all over the ring. Smith was barely able
to stand, but he fought Childs uif till
the end of the round.
Little was done in the tenth round, as
both were too weak to fight hard.
In the tenth round both men again
played a waiting game arid little was
done. Smith had recovered some since
the eighth.
Smith went down in the eleventh
from a short-arm blow on the jaw. He
arose weak, and Childs soon sent him
down twice more. He took nine sec
onds on the floor each time and arose
weak and bloody. Childs would have
cent him down the fourth time in this
round, but the call of time saved him.
The twelfth round aettled the fight.
Smith was scarcely able to stand, and
Childs soon landed a right on the jaw
and ttent him down, He arose in eight
seconds, but another tap on the jaw
cent him down and out. Ho had to be
carried to his corner and it was several
minutes before he could be taken from
the ring.
Chinese Res-lstratlon.
Washington, Feb. 15.—N0 action has
been taken or is likely to be taken by
the treasury department, other than
already published, to carry out the pro
visions of the Chinese exclusion act.
The treasury department has provided
facilities nnder the directions of the com
missioner of internal revenue for the
Chinese throughout the United States
to register, and they have until the 15th
of May to comply with the law.
Company for the De I.esseps.
Paris, Feb. 15.—M. Lequay was ad
judged guilty of complicity in the Pan
ama canal frauds, and was today sen
tenced to five years' imprisonment and a
fine of 3000 francs. Prevost, on the same
charge, was sentenced to three yeara.
A Fanlo In an Asylum.
Dublin, Feb. 15. —A email fire in the
county lunatic asylum in Belfast today
caused a panic among the inmates. In
the struggle to reach the doors 12 per
sons were injured severely.
The bet remedy for rheumatism. Mr. John
W. Gates. Petersburg, V*., writes: -'I f-sed tfa\
ration Oil for rheumatism, and obtained great
relief. It is the best remedy I have ever tiled,
and I shall always keep It in the house."
WILL HAWAII BE ANNEXED?
President Harrison Is Fond
of Sandwiches.
He Favors the Annexation of
the Islands.
A Message on the Subject Sent to
the Senate.
Alio the Troaty Negotiated by the
Hawaiian Commissioners With the
Secretary of State—Wash
ington Notes.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The president
sent a message to the senate this after
noon recommending the annexation of
the Hawaiian islands to the United
States. It was accompanied by a treaty
of annexation concluded between the
secretary of state and the Hawaiian
commissioners, and a man of corre
spondence relating to the question at
issue.
The treaty is brief, providing merely
for the annexation of the islands under
the present provisional government, and
leaving the details of a permanent form
ot government, etc., to the action of
congress.
The correspondence is very volumin
ous, going back many years, and gives a
complete history of the islands so far as
negotiations with the United States are
concerned.
Contrary to the general expectation,
the senate, in executive session, de
clined to make the treaty public imme
diately, but decided first to have the
message and documents printed for the
confidential information of thessenators.
The papers were accordingly sent down
to the government printing office to be
put in type for confidential use, with the
probability that the seal of secrecy will
be released tomorrow.
The message of the president and the
correspondence were received in execu
tive Eesßion with attention such as no
message from the president has received
in recent years. There w«b no debate
beyond a few questions directed to the
chairman of the foreign relations com
mittee, but evsry word was carefully
weighed and the message and treaty met
with almost general approval.
DISPATCHES FROM HONOLULU.
Minister Stevens' Reasons for Deolarlng
a Protectorate.
WAsnmoTON, Feb. 15.-— Among the de
tailed dispatches received at the state
department from Honolulu is one from
Minister Stevens, giving an interesting
account of the reasons which governed
him in assuming control of the islands.
It follows:
"I have time before the departure of
the mail steamer only to state briefly
the additional reasons which caused us
to asaume a temporary protectorate of
these islands. The provisional govern
ment must have time to organize a new
policy and discipline a small military,
for when the monarchy died by its own
hand, there was no military force in the
islands but the royal guard, consisting
of about 75 natives. There are 40,000
Chinese and Japanese on the is
lands, and evil - disposed persons
might stir up some disorder. But
the chief element of evil is in Honolulu,
where renegade whites are at the head
of the lottery and opium rings, and a
conoiderable number of hoodlum for
eigners and the more vicious natives.
Another important reason is that a Brit
ish war vessel ia here, and the Eug
ligh minister, thus aided, might try to
press unduly the provisional govern
ment. With the islands under our pro
tection we think the English minister
will not attempt to insist that his gov
ernment has a right to interfere while
our Hag ia over the government build
ing."
In concluding his dispatch. Minister
Stevens eayo: "We ehall continue to
maintain our present position with great
caution and firmness until we hear from
the president through the secretary of
Btate. As a necessary precaution against
all contingencies I advise that Admiral
Skerrett be promptly sent here with one
or two ships in addition to the Boston."
Refused to Admit It.
Boston, Feb. 15. — The Semite today,
without debate, refused to admit the
house resolution favoring the annexa
tion of the Hawaiian islands.
SENATE I'KOCKIIDINGiS.
Iraportaut Items of the Sundry Civil
11111 Pasted.
Washington, Feb. 15.—1n the senate
today the Nicaragua canal bill gave way
to the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Amendments allowing the widows of
Chief Justice Waife and Justice Miller
of the Bupreme court, balances of their
husbands' salaries for the year of their
death, $5743 and $8419, were agreed to.
The reserved amendments were taken
up, the first being a series in reference
to the world's Columbian exposition.
Quay offered an amendment making all
appropriations for the exposition con
ditional on Sunday closing. Allison
said it was only a reproduction of part
of the legislation of last year, every
provision of which had been complied
with. With that assurance Quay's
amendment and all the committee
amendments as to the world's fair were
agreed to.
The next series of reserved amend
ments were those for the improvement
of rivers and harbors. A long discussion
ensued, turning largely on the advan
tages of continuing the contract system,
and was still going on when one of the
secretaries of the president appeared as
the bearer of a message. As soon as it
reached the vice-president, Sherman,
knowing it related to Hawaii, moved to
proceed to executive business. The
motion was agreed to.
When the doors were reopened busi
ness was suspended while services were
held in memory of the late Representa
tive McDonald of New Jersey.
HOUSE PROCEEDINGS.
ltoutello Kxhlhlts the Bloody Shirt In
the Pension Debate.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The house to
day resumed consideration of the pen
sions apjfropriation bill. Boutelle spoke
vigorously against the proposed amend
ments to the pension law, declaring the
union veterans were not safe in the
hands of the party about to come into
power, with headquarters south of
Mason & Dixon's line. The records of
congress showed that fact.
Oates replied warmly to Boutelle's
remarks, saying his charges were un
fortunate pud ill-founded; no gentleman
would charge him or any other ex-con
federate with opposing a proper pension
to a union soldier who was worthy of it.
He regretted that the gentleman from
Maine had exhibited the bloody shirt to
the house.
Oummings earnestly opposed the pro
posed legislation, addressing himself
principally to the amendment withdraw
ing the pension of widows who were not
married within five yearß after the end
of the war. This legislation he de
nounced as bull-headed, brutal and
brutal-hearted.
After further debate, the general dis
cussion closed and the bill was read for
amendments. The first was that trans
ferring the pension bureau from the in
terior to the war department. Points of
order were raised against this and other
amendments of the committee, and
without action on any of them the
house adjourned.
The senate bill giving General Double
day's widow $50 a month pension waß
passed by Xhe house in the midnight
hour.
BIG FIGUKES CAME UP.
THE AM ERIC IV END OF THIS PAN
AMA SCANDAL.
Jesse Sellgmnn Testffics as to the Enor
mous Sums Paid the Amer
ican Cinmlttee for Incon
sequential Services.
New York, Fab. 15. —Big figures
came to the surface when tiie special
committee investigating the American
cml of the Panama scandal heard the
testimony of Jesse Seligman of J. W.
Beligman & Co., one of the members of
tht) American committee. He testified
that he first becamo permanently iden
tified with the American committee in
March, 1881. His connection resulted
from the suggestion o! the Paris house
of the Seligmau's iubehalf ol Ferdinand
de Lesseps that the St)liiz,maui should
act as members of the American com
mittee to protect the interests of the
caatl and secure the neutrality of the
United States in relation to it. Similar
communications were sent to Drexel,
Morgan & Co. and Winslow, Lanier it
Co.
The chairmanship had been offered by
Seligman to Genoral Grant, by author
ity of De Lasseps, with a salary of $25,
--000 for his lifetime. General Grant declin
ing, the American committee suggested
Secretary of the Navy Thompson. In
1880 he aßked Thompson to become
chairman of the committee. Thomp
son, when he had received the consent
of President Haye3, wrote that he
would accept.
"For our services we of the American
committee were to receivo $7,500,000
stock," said Seligman, "to bo divided
among Drexel, Morgan it Co., Winslcw,
Lanier & Co. and Sciiguian & Co."
"For what purpose?" asked Colonel
Fellows.
"For the payment of salaries for our
services. This agreement was subse
quently modified. Da Lessepe formed
a powerful banking syndicate abroad
and in this country, and allowed them 2
per cent on $300,000,000 of the stock and
$300,000,000 of the bonds of the canal
company. The members of tho syndi
cate in this country were the American
committee. This committee had to
pacify the Panama Railroad company.
Tho opposition of Colombia had to be
resisted. The committee looked after
much of the purchases of material and
supplies, and gave a great deal of time
to furthering the interests of the canal,
in other ways."
"How much money was paid the
American committee altogether?" asked
Colonel Follows.
"Sis million francs, one quarter of
which was paid when the committee
was formed and the rest in six annual
installments. To eacli of the banking
houses forming the committee there
was paid $400,000. After the acquisition
of the Panama railroad the American
committee became direcors. The con
troversy with the Colombian govern
ment was compromised by the payment
of various sums at different times. The
American bankers of the canal compativ
were the Seligman company. In all
$10,000,000 was deposited with them to
the credit of the canal company."
When Congressman Patterson of Ten
nessee asked if any of the money was
left, Seligman laughed and said it was
all gone.
Patterson asked why Thompson wab
selected for chairman, adding: "He was
not a great linancier, was he?"
Seligman also testified that $160,000
had been on deposit to the credit of
Chairmau Thompson, in addition to the
$40,000,000.
"Will your booka show how that
amount was expended?" said Patter
son.
Seligman said they would, and prom
ised to produce them. The committee
adjourned to meet in Washington.
The President Goes Dncklug.
Washington, Feb. 15.—The president
left Washington this afternoon for Ben
jies, Md., to spend a few days in duck
shooting there. He was accompanied
by ex-Senator Sewall of New Jersey.
The president will be the guest of the
club at Benjies.
Thv> Liberality.
Washington, Feb, 15, — The senate
today agreed to give the Columbian ex
position all of the money aeked for, $1,
--019.005.
Successful men secure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from 11. A. Getz, 112
West Third street.
I FORECAST
I FAIR WEATHER; STATiOiS
| ARY TEMPERATURE, WITH
t NORTHWESTERLY WINDS.
FAIR TODAY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR IN BLEEDING KANSAS:
The Sunflower State About
to Bleed Again.
An Alarming State of AlfaiM
at Topeka.
Rival Houses of Kepresen
Armed Conflict.
Republicans Take Forcible Possession
of the Hall-Mllltla Ordered Oat.
The Capitol In a State
of glees.
By the Aesoctaled Press.)
Toiuka, Kan., Feb. Id.—Bleeding:
Kansas nearly bled again today. Noth
ing but the, wise counsel of the calmef
leaders of the opposing parties pre
vented a serious conflict and the shed
ding of blood. Not eince the anti
slavery and pro-Blavery forces were ar-
rayed in hostile attitude against one
another has political excitement run so
high as today; and not since those per
ilous times has the political situa
tion come bo near developing into
a battle with arms. The mem
burs of the Republican bouse, each
carrying a rev olver, forced their way
through the Populist guards stationed
in the corridor and stairway leading to
the representative hall, fought their way
inch by inch upstairs in a hand to hand
conflict with the Populists, battered
down the doors of the hall with a sledge
hammer, took possession of the hall,
barricaded themselves within, and are
withstanding a siege by the Populist
government, supported by the entire
military force of the state, who hope to
starve the Republicans into uncondi
tional Burrender.
Right here arises the probability of
an armed conflict between the Repub
lican guards and the state malitia. The
Republican members kept the wires hot
all day sending messages to their con
stituents, informing them of the desper
ate situation of affairs and calling for
Republican volunteers to come to To
peka at once and lend aid to the Repub
iican house. Responses have baen re
ceived from all over the state, stating
volunteers have offered their services by
hundreds, and will arrive in Topeka by
the first train. As samples of the
responses, two are given.
1). M. Scott, a Republican member,
who happeaed to be at home in Ottawa,
telegraphed that he would be here in
the morning with 300 armed men.
"Fighting Ban" Anthony, editor ol
the Leavenworth Times, wired that 1000
armed men would come from Leaven
worth.
The Republicans predict that the
militia, being composed mostly of Re
publicans, will not resist the attack of
the volunteers should the latter pro
ceee to such extreme measures.
■ At 10 o'clock tonight 500 troops are on
guard around the building, while 500
more are on the way from different
parts of the state. Hundreds of Repub
lican volunteers, armed for battle, are
gathering from all parts of the state.
The Populistß have organized pro
visional troops. The militia being Re
publican in sympathy will probably not
obey the order to shoot down their po
litical brethren, while the provisional
companies, composed of Populists, are
prepared to go to almost any ex
treme to defeat the Republican plans
and maintain the Populist position.
No one dares predict what the mor
row will bring forth. Few hope for a
peaceable solution of the difficulty;
many expect bloodshed, and all are
holding their breath in anticipation.
BEGINNING OF THE WAR.
Republican* Take the Hall of Kepresen
tntlvea by Storm.
Topeha, Kan., Feb. 15. —The Popu
lists, anticipating the events of today,
attempted to throw the burden of the
situation on Sheriff Wilkinson of this
county. The governor informed him
officially late last evening that rumors
were in circulation to the effect that a
lawless mob (the Republican house of
representatives) contemplated forcible
invasion of the hall of the house of rep
resentatives and called upon him to
summon a posse to resist the rush of
law.'ees invasion.
Speaker Duusniore of the Populist
house sent a message calling on tn#)
:ff r a sufficient force to preserve)
the peace and authority of the house.
the .sheriff refuses to act.
The sheriff, after taking legal advice, •
refused to comply with the demand of
the governor and the Populist speaker,
saying if there was a house of represent
atives legally organized It was clothed
with power to appoint a sergeant-at
arms, who has all the power necessary.
Not wishing to deoide which house was
the legally organized body, he (the sher
iff ) would take no part as long as the
peace and quiet of the citizens remained
undisturbed.
This reply determined the governor to
call out the militia.
THE nALL TAKEN BY STORM.
When the Republicans went to the
hall this morning they found the doors
barred by the Populists.' After a short
consultation the Republicans resolved
to force an entrance. Sledge hammers
were brought into play against one of
the Bide entrances with such good effect
that the doors were soon demolished
and the Republicans quickly filed into
the hall. Had the Populists been In
session a conflict would surely have re
sulted, but fortunately the Populist house
ndjourned yesterday until 1 o'clock this
afternoon.
the militia called out.
As soon as the Populists had learned
what had been done, Governor Lewell
ing was notified. He promptly called
out the militia and instructed them to
proceed to the hall and eject the Repub
licans from the floor. The soldiers
statted on their mission. Upon receiv-

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