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LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 17, 1893.
THE GERMAN ELECTIONS.
Continued Reports of Social
Heavy Losses Sustained by the
Enormous Increase of the Socialist
Vote in Berlin.
Returns From the Rural Districts Favor
the Government-Nothing Lost
by the Dissolution of
By the Associated Press.
Berlin, Jane 16,—The most conspicu
ous two features of the day's electoral
returns have been the continued reports
of Social Democratic gains and Richter
-Ist losses. Early this morning moat of
the news came from city constituencies,
and the list of opposition deputies grew
rapidly. This afternoon, however, dis
patches from the agricultural districts
revealed the other side of the page.
From all that can now be ascertained it
s reasonably safe to conclude that the
government has rirtainly lost nothing
by dissolution, and probably won a
WHAT THE RETURNS INDICATE.
Election returns from the agricultural
district* and small cities come slowly.
Few seats are likely to change in these.
The government candidates appear to
have lost slightly where yesterday's bal
loting resulted in elections, but in 100 to
125 districts in which second ballots seem
assured, the government has exceptional
opportunities to win, especially where
the contestants are radical unionists
who opposed the army bill in the last
reichstig, but who will support it in the
next, if somewhat modified. Che Na
tional Liberals claim they will not lose
more than two seats instead of 10 as pre
dicted, giving them 18. The Richter
Liberals will have about the same. Their
failure to draw opposition votes was the
most surprising feature of the elections.
The Social Democrats claim 60 seats,
about the number accredited them be
fore the election. The Conservatives
and Free Conservatives are likely to
hold their own. Among those elected
are Yon Levetsew, Independent, favor
able to the army bill; the president of
the last reichstßg, Weidenfeld, Clerical,
defeating Yon Schorlemer-Alet, leadei of
the dissident Clericals who favor the
1 •s^avsawss—"l Fl IV ~Te^s^ , 'r' "t H I 'I Xi
Yesterday's elections, so far as Berlin
is concerned, can be considered almost
a complete triumph for the Socialist
nart- »'-» «"'y nave timir Totes enor
mously increased since the last election,
but the proportion of votes between the
Radicals and Social Democrats is such,
except in one ward, that the Radicals
practically have no chance in the second
ballots. In Berlin it is estimated nearly
80 per cent of the electors recorded their
votes. Out of a total of 374,000 votes
registered, the Socialists obtained
152,000, an increase of nearly one-filth
over the election of 1890.
Although in the provinces the Social
ists were not so uuilormly successful as
in Berlin, yet the returns are eminently
satisfactory to them, and the results of
the second ballots will undoubtedly
mean, as predicted, a great accession to
the Socialist strength in the richatag.
AN UNFAIR MANEUVER.
The only unfair maneuver, which might
be described as a hit below the belt at
the government, was ths action of the
Krenz Zntnne, which in the morning
published what it declared to be the
terms of Russia's counter proposals for
a treaty of commerce. These alienor]
proposals were eaculated to create the
greatest alarm In the country districts,
embodying everything likely to preju
dice the German agrarian interests, and
the Kreuz Zeitung based on them a vio
lent attack on the government, whose
cowardice, it said, bad been taken ad
vantage of by Russia to make these
almost insulting proposals, which, if
accepted, would mean nothing bat ruin
for the German agriculturalists.
The official Reichsanzeiger and the
semi-official Nord Deutsche Zeitung in
the evening hastened to pnbiiah em
phatic denials, but the mischief had
been done, and the Krenz Zeitung's
object gained, in having the fictitious
proposals telegraphed throughout the
country, where they undoubtedly bad
material influence on the farmers "in the
choice of candidates.
A recapitulation at 7 p. m. of the nu
merical relations of the parties, as indi
cated by the retnrna, confirms in most
respects the estimates made by the So
cial Democrats, who continue to gain at
the expense of the Richterists. The
government parties lost apparently four
eeats, but made up for the loss by in
creasing their chances in the second bal
lots, and by winning three seats former
ly held by the opposition. The Free
Conservatives apparently have prospects
of (.welling their parliamentary delega
tion from 18 to 22 or 23.
At 10 o'clock this evening the returns
may be summarized thna: In 180 dis
tricts from which reports have been re
ceived, 85 deputies are elected. In the
remaining 95 new ballots will be übcss
sary. Of the deputies elected 30 will
vote with the government; 49 against
it. The parties siding with the govern
ment lost three seats to the opposition;
parties working against the government
evened matters by losing the same
number of seats to the friends of the
army biil. The Conservatives elected
17 depu.ies; the Social Democrats
elected 23; the Clericals, 20; Radical
Unionists, 1; Free Conservatives, 4;
I'o es, 8; Democrats, 5; Anti-Semites,
2; Independents, 2; Government Cleri
cals, 1; National Liberals, 2.
The moat interesting feature reported
until now, is the probable gains of the
Social Democrats and Radical Unionists
SEVERAL SMALL RIOTS.
Several small election riots were re
ported today from the provinces. In
Strassburg last night, shortly after the
polls were closed, Socialists began pa
rading the streets and shouting for their
candidate. They refused to disperse
when tbe police attacked them and
many cheered for France, The military
eventually broke np the procession and
arrested eight men. Nobody was in
In Reutlingen, Wurtemburg, the po
lice arrested many Social Democrats who
attacked the police station. In Gruen
burir Socialists rioted through the
streets; the police dispersed them with
drawn sabres and arrested the leaders.
Ih this city the police arrested Herr
Landauer, an Anarchist editor, on the
charge of inciting to riot.
THE LATEST RETURNS.
At 2 o'clock this (Saturday) morning
returns have been received from 22.) out
of 387 electoral districts. In 98 districts
candidates are elected. In 122 second
ballots will be necessary. The national
Liberals, Conservatives and Clericals
are holding their own. 4 The Richter
Radicals remain very far behind. Of 98
deputies already elected 42 are counted
for the army bill and 56 against it. The
government has gained two more new
seats and lost one old one since last
A DISASTER IN GREECE.
EXPLOSION OF A GOVERNMENT
Twenty Persona Killed, Including Sol
diers and Officers —Great Damage
Done to Propertj In
Athens, Jnne 16.—The government
powder magazine, a few miles from the
city, exploded today. Twenty persona,
including officers and soldiers, were
killed, and great damage done to sur
rounding property. The crown prince
has gone to the scene to assist the suffer
ers. The loss is estimated at 3,000,000
francs. The magazine was located at
Olandatone Lifts His Voice In Behalf or
the Peaoe of the World.
London, June 16. —In the commons to
night W. R. Oremer, member for Shore
ditch, moved that the house, having
learned that the United States congress
authorized the president to oonclud'
treaties of arbitration, expressed the
hope that the government would open
negotiations with a view to refer ail
t- rxY-TT.,'*t»'<t- Tfru.
Sir John Lubbock seconded Wis motion.
Gladstone suggested a modification of
the resolution by the substitution of the
words "that tbe commons, cordially
sympathizing with the purpose in view,
hopes her majesty's government will
lend ready Co-operation to the govern
ment of the United States." The premier
reviewed the history of tbe arbitration
movement, and after touching on the
idea of a centra! tribunal of the great
powers, concluded with an eloqaent ap
peal for the moderation of claims, as
the moat effective m»ans tor preserving
peace. The resolution, as amended by
Gladstone, was unanimously adopted.
BETRAYED AND BUTCHERED.
A Massacre of French and Native Sol
diers in Slam.
Paris, June 10. —The under secretary
for colonies received a telegram this
evening dated Voson. June 15th, saying :
The Siamese mandarin occupying the
post of Calhoan betrayed ns. The French
residents abandoned their guns and re
turned to Mekong, escorted by Inspector
Grogurin. On arriving at Kenhwh)*m,
Inspector Grognrin became sick. The
mandarin immediately surrounded the
inspector's bouse with a gang of Siamese,
who murdered 14 native soldiers. Tbe
mandarin himself shot Giogurin, who
lay helpless in bed.
Tnbo Works Embarrassed.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jnne 16. —Judgments
and executions to the amount of $350,
--000 have been filed against tbeDaqnesne
Tube Works company, covering, it is
said, nearly the entire debt of the com
pany. Tbe failure was caused by the
financial depression. The leading cred
itors are W. A. Dunehee, $200,000, and
the Tyrone Iron company, $128,000. It
is one of the most complete pipe plants
in the country, and is valued at $350,000.
Attempted Train Robbery*
Council Bluffs, la., June 16. —Des-
peradoes tried to rob the outgoing Kan
sas City train here tonight, just before
midnight, when a few miles oat of this
city. There were five of them and tbey
fired a volley at the engineer and fire
man wirhorit effect. Officers of this
city are in hot pursuit of tbe despera
Ives and Roberta.
London, June 16.—A billiard match
between Frank Ives, the American
ctiampion, and John Roberts, the Eng
lish champion, has been agreed upon.
The game will be played early in July
upon the same table used in the last
match, tbe "jammed canton" to be
OH Works Assign.
Buffalo, N. V., June 16.—The Gen
nestee Oil Works, limited, have made
an assignment. Liabilities, $100,000.
The failure is due to inability to get
notes extended. Several Pennsylvania
banks have preferred claims.
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THE HAWAIIAN MISSION.
Blount's Place Not Regarded
Rumors to the Contrary in
Annexation Sentiment Said to Be
President Cleveland Hnfrnrlng; from
Rheumatism and Trying to Reduce
His Flesh—National Cap
Byth" Associated Prosi.l
Washington, June 10.—Mr. Hastings,
secretary of the Hawaiian legation, has
arrived in Washington, having left Hon
olulu, June Ist. In an interview Hast
ings said: "So far as annex ation senti
ment is concerned, I can only say it is
growing daily. There nover has been
any intention on the part of Mr. Blount,
either as commissioner or minißter, to
restore the royalists to power. We be
lieve when Blount submits his report, it
will be found to coincide with the views
of those who have the welfare of the
islands at heart. The provisional gov
ernment has the confidence of the
Whether or not Mr. Blonnt has re
signed his new position as minister, in
stead of commissioner to Hawaii, cannot
be definitely determined here. The
state department still carries Blount's
name on the register as minister, and
refuses to admit that he has resigned.
In view of these facts, the published
statement that the place has been
offered to Consul General Crittenden, In
Mexico, and Judge Sneed of Kentucky,
are a little perplexing. It is positively
said Bloant's place is not regarded as
vacant, and consequently has not been
tendered to anyone.
FORD'S THEATER VICTIMS.
The Coroner's Inquest Continued—Con
tractor Dent's Condition.
Washington, June 16. —In the contin
ued inquest on the victims of the Ford's
theater disaster today, T. C. Entwistls,
district building inspector, testified that
the mortar used in the alterations was
bad and-the brick work was badly done.
Architect Clark, of the capitol, testi
• r) 'hut the weight of the floor was
icrthly less than the safety limit,
ii tt Davis, an unsuccessful bidder
> ..oik. said he thought the plans
iuc • that no mm could form from them
' r. i-nre.iigwrfcinet SB to wnai was want
ed. He told Captain Thorpe, chief of
the supply division of the war depart
ment, that the work was dangerous. In
bis opinion no reasonably intelligent
man would have attempted to do the
work withont shoring.
William C. Cover, superintendent of
the theater bnilding. testified that Colo
nel Ainswortb cautioned him not to
give instructions to the contractor, but
if he saw anything going wrong to no
tify him (Colonel Ainsworth) immedi
ately. Colonel Ainsworth observed the
work himself. He did not make any re
port on it himself.
Adjourned until tomorrow, when it is
expected that the inquiry will be con
Contractor Dant, who is doing the
work which resulted in the collapse of
ths ballding, is in a serious condition
and it is feared his mind is affected by
A. L. Ames, who was injnred in the
Ford's theater disaster last Friday, died
at the Emergency hospital tonight.
Exports and Itnports of Merchandise
and Precious Metals.
Washington, June 16. — The total
values of exports of merchandise from
the United States during the 12 mouths
ending May 31, 1893, were -t-848,373,845,
a decrease of $174,610,700 over the pre
ceding period. The values of imports
during the same period were $936,901,
--287, an increase of (108,053,168.
During the 12 mouths ended May 31st
the exports of gold amounted to $123,
--095,453, and the imports $20,658,725;
excess of exports. $102,426,728. Daring
the corresponding 12 months of last year
the exports of gold amounted to $48,
--888,224. and imports to $49,488,334; ex
cess of imports, $600,110.
Daring the 12 months ended May 31st
the exports of silver amounted to
$40,136,678, and the import* to $23,764,
--542; excess of exports, $16,372,036.
Daring the corresponding period of the
precediug year tne exports of silver
amonnted to $30,937,500, and ths im
ports to $19,623,345; exceaa of exports,
A WASHINGTON ABSCONDER.
Frank Aldrieh Leaves Many Creditors
in the Lurch.
Washington, June 16.—Frank Aldrieh.
quartermaster general of the District
national guard and until recently sealer
of weights and m'-asures for the District
of Columbia, has gone from Washing
ton, leaving debta amounting to nearly
$20,000. A considerable portion of his
indebtedness is covered by property, but
a heavy loss will be sustained by some
of those woo endorsed his paper. His
present whereabouts are unknown. His
downfall is due to the fact that he
thought be saw millions in a power
compony which he established, and bor
rowed money reekleaely to keep it afloat.
An JClectric Kallroad Destroying Places
of Historic luterest.
Washington, Jane IS. —The secretary
of war li»h received a report from Mr.
Bstcheidor oi the Gettysburg battlefield
commission setting forth at great length
the wanton destruction of important
landmarks on the Seld by the opera
tions oi an electric railroad company, by
which he says the whole character of
the historic place is being chamred. The
report has been referred to Colonel Lin
coln, acting judge advocate general, for
an opinion as to what authority the war
department has to prevont or interfere
with the lines of the railroad.
THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH.
Sufferingfrom Rhenmntlsra and Iladncing
Washington, June 16.—The president,
though still suffering from rheuma
tism, came to the White House today at
the ÜBnal time. The regular cabinet
meeting was held.
The Post says: In order to reduce hla
flesh which has been constantly increas
ing in spite of work and worry, Presi
dent Cleveland is eating only two meals
per day, both very simple.
The Sugar Bounty.
Wahuinoton, June 16.—Commissioner
Miller has prepared a statement which
shows that the total sugar bounty for
the fiscal year ending June 30th will be
$0,403,989. Tbe amount actual I v paid
is as follows: On cane sugar, $8,697,504;
on beet sugar, $531,363; on sorghum
sugar, $19,817 ; on maple sugar, $60,119; :
An Opening for a Democrat.
Washington, June 16 —William M. I
Meredith, chief of the bureau of engrav
ing and printing, hae resigned.
REV. REAMS IN COURT.
A FURTHER POSTPONEMENT OF THE
Lacy Rocker's Father Ronto to Vic
toria to Prove Her Age—A Writ
of Habeas Corpus Served on
the Qlrl Prisoner.
Victoria, B. 0., June 16.—The sn
preme court room was crowded today at
tbe adjourned hearing of the extra
dition proceedings against Rev. Alfred
R. Reams of Merced, Gal., charged with
the abduction of Lucy Rocker. Justice
Drake presided. Counsel for the prose
cution applied for a further remand till
Thursday to allow the presence of the
giri's father. Sheriff Warfield of Mer
ced produced a warrant for the arrest of
Reams in the state of California. Coun
sel for Reams did not object to an ad
journment, but stated that the girl's
counsel had a writ of habeas corpus for
the production of Lucy Ruoker at the
hearing of tbe case. He had gone to
the refnge home where the girl
was confined to serve a writ up
on the matron who refused to
be served. Justice Drake stated he
could not allow anyone to interfere with
the tut, ami according!? the writ wnia
served a few minutes after the court ad
journed. The prosecution say they are
prepared to prodnce evidence that the
girl is under 16 years of age. The girl
herself cays she is nearly 18 years of age.
Her fsther is said to have a record of
her birth in his family Bible, but it is
claimed that no official record can be
produced. The matter will probably be
settled when the case comes np again in
a lew days.
THE WEEK'S CLEARANCES.
Los Angeles, as Usaal, Shows the High
est Per Cent of Increase.
Nnw Yobk, June 16.—Following is
Bradstreet'B tabulated result of th.
bank cl-arances o' the principal cities of
the United Stages for the week ending
Thursday, June 15th:
Per ct. Per ct
, Clearances. Inc. Dee..
New York «580,2%,,000 .... 8 7
Boston 86.740 000 .... ».4
Chicago 82,303,000 .... 2(11
Pailadelphla. ... ■H.OOO 2.2
St. Louis 22,730,000 4.8
Han Francisco.... 14.88J.0C0 4.3
Baltimore 14 198,000 4.8
Vutstiurg WMH.OOQ .... 18 1
Cincinnati 12.321,000 IB 7
Omtha t!,297,4J8 13.0
Ilium spoils 5,004,000 . 35.6
Denver 5 292.003 2.5
3t. Paul 4.588.000 .... 14.S
Portland, Ore ... 1,719,000 .... 33.X
Bait Lane City... 1,249.000 .... 32 0
Lou Angelas. 1.11fi.000 53.0
Seattle 750.000 .... 3S 5
Helena. Mont 703 000 .... 18
Tacoma 700.000 .... 26.4
Ppotane 43t»,000 .... ....
threat Vails, Mont 192.000
Total of the leading cities in tne
United States, $1,031,364,527, a de
crease of 9.6 per cent as compared with
the same week last year.
THE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.
Louisville, Ky., Selected the Max?
Place of Meeting.
Chicago, June 16.—The International
Typographical union today tabled a res
olution conceding to the Pressmen's
I nnion and allied crafts delegates to
meetings of tbe Federation of Labor.
Five- thousand dollars was voted to the
Childs-Drsxel home for improvements.
The caucuses of the old districts re
ported nominees for organizers, and
they were ratified. Among them are J.
L. Robinette, Sacramento; F. 8. Pinneo,
Salt Lake; L. £. Hawkes, Seattle.
Nominations were also ratified for tbe
new districts, and among the organ
izers selected are F. S. Pinneo of Salt
Lake, J. L. Robinette of Sacramento and
J. B. Hioes of Seattle. Loaisville, Ky„
was selected as the next place of meet
Cholera In France.
Pabis, June 16.—Several case* of
cholera have been reported in Limcgee.
One case has already proved fatal. Six
new cases and foardeaths were reported
today in Cette and four cases and one
death in Privae. The spread of the
disease is favored by intensely hot
weather. One case of cholera was re
ported from Montpellier today. Three
deaths from the disease are reported
from Wrontignan, near Montpellier.
Washington, June 16.—The president
made the following appointments today:
George W. Sanderlin, North Carolina,
deputy third auditor of the treasury.
J. H. Robbins, receiver of public
moneys at La Grands, Ore.
Richard Hager, postmaster, Rawlins,
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AFTER THE IONE ROBBER.
A Strong Force Looking for
Several Clues Being Followed
by the Officers.
Detectives Home, Thacker and Tlca
on the Ground.
The Hiding Place or Etidi and Hontaj
In the Sierras Discovered—The
Wounded Bandits Getting
By the Associated Press.
Jackson, Cal., Jnne 10.— A strong
force is still out guarding every road and
trail likely to be taken by tbe robber
who tried to bold up the lone stage last
night and killed Guard Tovey. The
latest report is that a man answering
tbe meager description of the robber
passed through Valley Springs, inquir
ing the way to Oopperopolis. Sheriff
Gregory of Alameda and Sheriff Thorn
of Calaveras are following this clue.
Constable Kelly and Deputy Constable
W. Lavi visited the house nearest the
place of the tragedy shortly after 7
o'clock last night. Kelly asked the
occupant, a man named Stevens, what
had been going on around there. He
"Nothing has been the matter here."
"Did you hear any shooting?" asked
"Yes. I was sitting on my porch at
the time, bnt did not investigate. I did
not think that anything unusual waa
"Did you see a man with a gan pass
ing through the field after the shots?"
"No. I saw no one," he replied.
It is said that the place where tbe
robber stood could be seen from the
porch, and that a man traveling in the
direction he was Been to take must have
passed in plain view of any one on the
When tcfld that Guard Tovey had
been shot dead near by. Stevens ap
peared surprised, as though it was the
first he had heard of the tragedy. It is
reported that Tovey and Stevens had
words at a ball given at Jackson Gate,
three weeks ago, which led to blows.
Several persons in Jackson say that
Tovey told them that he received a let
ter a few weeks ago signed "Sharp."
telling him he had better leave the
Wells-Fargo service and get ont of the
state, otherwise he would be apt to get
killed. Sharp ie the name of a man
hose partner, Jones, was shot dead by
I Tovey in 1880, while the pair were at
tempting to rob a stage running from
Carson to Bodie. Sharp shot Tovey in
the arm on that occasion. Tovey went
to a farm house to have bis wonnd
dressed. In the meantime Sharp re
turned to the stage and secured $700,
while his partner lay dead in the road.
Some think the killing of Tovey was
from motives of revenge, but the gen
eral belief is it was for plunder alone,
and that the letter of warning sent to
the victim was merely a blind to divert
suspicion to a delusive channel.
In conversation with W. W. Scott ia
lone, yesterday, Tovey said he ex
pected to be killed ; that he was apt to
be taken off at any time.
M. B. Church, the coroner, held an
inquest today. The verdict was that
Tovey came to his death by a rifle ball
fired by a party unknown. The victim
will be buried in Jackson tomorrow. He
has a sister in Nebraska and a consin in
f San Francisco, the only relative in the
Detectives Hume, Thacker and Tice
■ will be here tonight.
THE ROBBERS' ROOST.
Discovery of the Late Hiding Place of
Ktaoi and Sontag.
Visalia, Jane 16.—Today H. D. Bar
ton sent word to Viaalia that be had
discovered the long sought for camp of
Sontag and Evana about six miles from
Camp Badger in a northeasterly direc
tion. Mr. Barton lives at Auckland, a
mountain settlement, and is familiar
with that region. The camp is
near a cliff above the bed of
Pry creek, a small stream flow
ing throngh a dark canon. This
same canon was hunted over by the offi
cers laat fall, but they had not pene
trated into that wilderness selected by
the train robbers for their winter quar
ters. A 1 edge of rock sheltered the spot
chosen like a roof, while rocks in front
answered both as breastworks and for
tbe purpose of concealing the camp.
From their safe lookout they could see
any one approaching, whether coming
up or down the creek, and they com
manded the ridge across tbe cation.
In the camp was found only a lot of
straw and fragments of bread, potatoes,
bones, etc. When they removed from
the plsce, recently, they had left it for
good, as nothing that cvild be Seed
again was left there, na. *s it was se
creted in the vicinity. It was in this
camp that the bandits spent the greater
part of tbe winter, receiving supplies
from the Seqnoia mill road or from
Camp Badger, for tney were never with
out friends in the mountains. Evana
knows the Sieiras well and could
not have selected a more seclnded
or eafer spot than that just found. They
left this camp three or four times to
come to Visalia and occasionally were in
other places for a short time, bat they
always retired to some place in the
mountains, the exact locality of which,
only themselves knew. They had only
recently left this place when they fell in
with the posse at the stone corral and
made their laat desperate fight which
resulted in the capture of both.
There are no unfavorable eymptcma
in the wounds of Evana and Sontag.
Matthews, who was shot a few days
ago. is conrident he will get well.
Black, wounded at Camp Badger, Is
not making tbe progress expected.
Lovern's saloon was robbsd last night
of %£, a bottle of whisky and two Wist