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STHfCIST. 413 ly t KINGSLEY & BARNES, ART PRINTERS OOFPeK-PLATE PRINTING Wf.DliiNU INVITatiOSu,ET<\ VISITING UAttDS, ETO. 811 New Hlg;h Street, Fultou Block,' Meax Franklin street, ground lloor. Tel. 417. 3 2* ly The Herald CHAS, VICTOR HALL TRACT, OF ADAMS STREET. Lnrge home villa ioU ior sileln the Somh west; avenues 80 ivoi wide, lined with Palms Moj' teruy I'.ncg. Gravllla', Pepper*, the new Gum <>i Algier- and Magnolias, eic., which will a.ye a part like efieot 10 alx miles, ot streets Lota ere o>xlso lo H-footaUeys. »W0 Fv>R x; 9to per month till oije-tmll is pald,<*oiie third cash and bilsuce in lire years; orjf you build you can have five yeirn' time, a t 0119 while you can. AuDlvtn LOS ANGELES: TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 22, 1893. UNDER THE BLACK FLAG. Demonstrations of Idle Work ingmen. An Obnoxious Banner Hoisted in Newark. Emma Goldman Indulges In More Incendiary Talk. Thnnianda of Starving Poor Reported In Mew York City—A Cry for Work or Bread In Chicago—Fret- BO'i Unemployed. By the Associated Pren. New York, Aug. 21.—The Unem ployed workmen held a large parade to day. At the head of the line marched a man with a large black flag, upon which in white letters were the words: "Signs of the times—l am starving be cause he is fat." Beneath was the pic ture of a large well-fed man with a high hat, and a starving workman beside him. Another black flag with an Inscription of similar purport, was carried in the center of tbe line. At tbe city hall Mayor Haynes, who was on the steps, ordered the black flag taken down, adding: "No one can march through these streets unless the stars and stripes are carried!" Tbe flags were then kept out of sight for a while, but hoisted again alter the center of the city was passed. A meet ing later was addressed by Emma Gold man, an anarobist from New York, who made a characteristic address. None of tbe men in the procession presented an appearance of starving. EMMA. SPBAKB IN NEW YORK. Nbw York, Aug. 21.—Emma Goldman returned from Newark this afternoon in time to make a rabid speech at a meet ing of anarchists on the east side. She said the black flag, the symbol of desti tution and hunger, bad once more been trodden under foot. This bad ref erence to tbe patriotic utterance of tbe mayor of Newark that no procession should march with out the stars and stripes.! Emma told the crowd that tbe mayor tore tbe black flag down. That he is a beast and his time of retribution is nigb. She told her bearers that they must go to the Union square meeting tonight, armed, if they wisbed to accomplish anything. "Let olubs, (tones and other weapons be opposed, to the clubs and revolvers of the police," she shrieked, "for unless this ia done your cause will not progress The attendance at Union Square te nlght was about 5000. There was no disorder, and the speakers were per mitted to shout to their heart's content. Emma waa there again, and told the men she was ashamed of America be cause it made the rich very- rich and the poor very poor. Kings and presidents were all alike so far as opposing the poor went. She told the people they must get bread, get it bow they would. Other speakers in German declared if the people did not get bread, the scenes ot Paris would be repeated in New Ywk. THOUSANDS OF STARVINO POOR. The committees appointed Sunday at a meeting of tbe organized labor confer ence, today formulated an address to the people of tbe United States, declaring: "One hundred thousand men, women and children are nearing the verge of starvation in this rich metropolis of these free United States, and hundreds of thousands of othera are within a short distance from want and its attendant suffering, misery and crime. It falls upon the New York al dermen to convene in special aession and devise waye and meana for the em ployment of the unemployed who seek work in vain." It charges that those who control the industries and finances of the United States are responsible for the employ ment of labor, "and we demand of them immediate relief for tbe. victims of a system inherited from the ages of wrong with which the poor have been op pressed." SIX BITS AND BOARD. Fresno Rataln Orowera Pnylng Low Wages for White Labor. Frbbno. Aug. 21.—At a meeting of the board of supervisors, • proposition of citizens to begin the construction of some reform hospital within the city limits, this work to be done by unem ployed laborers, and to be paid for from the county funds, did not meet with ap proval, and hence the work will not be done at present. The city trustees to night decided to accept the proposition of several philanthro pic gentlemen to give employment to men from tbe free labor bureau. Squads of 50 will be organized, and after working two hours cleaning the streetß, all will be given tickets for three meals. This will prove a great blessing, as tbe list of unemployed at the bureau has reached nearly 700, and still growing. A secret meeting of raisin-growers was held this afternoon, at which about 200 irrowera and employers were present. They were in aeaaion abont two hours.- and Before they adjourned adopted a rate to be paid for labor dur ing thia pack, and agreed to give prefer ence to white men. The price agreed upon waa 75 centa a day and board, or $1.15 without board. Aa the Chinese contractors are holding out for $1.40, the big cut made by the growera ia quite significant. Nearly 100 white men were taken out to tbe vineyarda thia after noen to work for aix bite and board. No more trouble ie anticipated, bnt in view of tbe threats made the chief of police applied to tbe city trnateea to night for additional officers. He waa given carte blanche to employ any and all men he might ace fit. About 25 additiona will be made to tbe force at once and a thorough patrol of the city kept up. Packing House Employees Strike. Kahbas City, Aug:. 21 —Forty-five machinist* in tbe> nackino house owned I 1 by Armour & Co., all of the 165 batchers employed by Swift & Co., and all but 05 butchers in the employ of Swartzchild & Sulzberger, who will close work when they have killed the cattle for export on hand, are on a strike against a reduction of 10 per cent in wages which took effect today. The order affects the machinists not only in Armour's plant, but is directed againat all the men employed by the other two companies. It ia probable that more of the machinists in Armonr'a will join the strikers in a day or two, and the strikers em ployed by the two other companies will probably be augmented. The reduc tion in wages has been applied not only to the local plants of the different com panies, but to all their properties in difterent cities. . Work or Bread. Chicago, Ana. 21.—About 50 men gathered together and marched through a down town street this afternoon, shouting, "We want bread!" After marching a few squares they halted in front of tbe city hall, where their arrival created some excitement. Mayor Harri son and other officers gazed out upon the crowd, whereupon the men shouted : "We want work or bread 1" The crowd, however, soon melted away without further incident. The Strike Still On. Pittsburg, Kas., Aug. 21. —It was ex pected that today would see the close of tbe Kansas coal miners' strike, but the strike is atill on, the managers of the atrike having suddenly discovered an article of agreement abont the settle ment of tbe grievances, which they de clare ia obnoxious. At aeveral points where negroes have been brought in, threats of dynamite, in case they are put to work, are made by the strikers. Idle Men Given Work. Pittsburg, Aug. 21.—Employment was given today to between 12,000 and 15,000 idle men in this vicinity by the resumption of operations in the iron and steel plants. Among the mills return ing are the Black Diamond Steel works, portions of Jones & Laughlinls iron and steel plant and the National Tuba works.' An Array of Strikers. a... «i iii, v, *»n inn.n. London, Aug, 21.—The threatened in vaaion of Ebbw Vale, Wales, by an army of 30,000 striking cost miners from tbe Rhonda valley, whose intention is to force tbe non-union miners to quit work, has not yet occurred. Every prepara tion has been made to receive the strikers by the military. Longshoremen Strike. Nbw York. Aug. 21. —'Longshoremen to the number oi 1000 on the Mallory, Ward and Clyde lines struck today against a rednction of 25 per cent in wages. NKOBO DEMOCRATS. — 1 f A Geri«at Cm r.rence or Colore* »>*»3 —~—* T:gF*.»os In" Washington. Washington, Aug. 21.—The first gen eral conference of negro Democrats waa held in thia city today and was charac terized by great harmony. About 50 delegates were present. The object of the conference is to take steps toward extending tbe Negro National Demo cratic league by organizing subordinate atate leagnea. C. H. J. Taylor of Kan sas presided, and appointments were made for various etatea. Among other matters tbe conference discussed the silver question. James A. Rosa of lowa apoke for free siiver. Reso lutions were adopted expreaaing confi dence tbat President Cleveland will properly treat the claims of colored citizens to office, urging tbat the colored people make friends with the best peo ple of the communities where they live, and hoping "they will not be led off by wild Populist vagaries." Tho Farmers' Encampment. Mount Gkktna, Pa„ Aug. 21.—The first encampment of the National Farm ers' Alliance began here today, a'hd by evening 11 states were represented. Not much business was done today, but tbe oratorical battle is expected to open fairly tomorrow, Tbe competitive prizes offered for alliance exhibits have stimulated much rivalry, and entries have been mado by 50 organizations from the southern and western and middle states. At this evening'a meet ing C. A. Powers of TerreHaute, Ind., and Hugh J. McDowell of Nashville made addresses in behalf ol free coinage of silver. Paying Ont Gold. Washington, Aug. 21.—Orders have been issued by tbe treasury department to all the sub-treasurers to pay out gold over the counters the sam*. as other classes of money. The effect of this is to practically place the gold reserve among the available treasury cash as sets. As the result, the gold balance ia somewhat reduced, being slightly below $100,000,000. Tbe net treasury balance ia $11,720,000. Mascot Will Never Pace Again. Buffalo, N. V., Aug. 21.—1t ie feared Mascot, tbe champion pacer, has run his last race. At Fort Wayne, Saturday, the gelding was withdrawn from a race because his condition was totally unfit to finish. An examination by a veterin ary surgeon disclosed the fact that Mas cot had foundered. Mascot paced the fastest mile on record, in 2 -.04. Increase or tho Ucrman Navy. Berlin, Aug. 21.—Vice Admiral Holt mana, secretary of state for naval affairs, is said to have obtained tbe approval of Dr. Miquel and several other ministers of hia plan of spending 40,000,000 marks on new warships, in order that Germany may not fall too far behind France and Russia in naval armament. Concrete of Klectrlclane. Chicago, Aug. 21. —The world's eon greaa of electricians convened today, with a large attendance. After the pre liminary address Dr. Yon Helntbolt of Germany was made honorary president, and Prof. Elisha Gray, secretary. Fire at llauford. FkkbNo, Aug. 21.—At 11:30 tonight th« stores of Simon Merasse <& Co. and Kutner, Goldstein & Co., at Uanford, burned. No particulars are obtainable. Twisted silk banjo strings, the beat. Fitxuerald's. Soring and Franklin ats. DEFAULTER DONALDSON. A Kansas Bank President's Big Shortsge. Swindling Operations Covering A Wide Field. A Warrant Issued for His Arrest, Bnt Too Late. Ho Has Disappeared, Leaving a Deficit of Aboftt SOOO.OOO—A Parcel of Bank-Wreckers Arreated at Indianapolis. By ihe Associated Press. Kansas City, Aug. 21.~Henry Wool tner, attorney for Special Bank Exam iner Latimer, acting as agent of the First National bank of Marion, Kan., filed attachments today against George D. Galbraitb, special bank examiner in charge of the National Bank of Kansas City, the National Bank of Commerce and the American National bank, by E. M. Donaldson, president of the First National bank of Marion, Kan. It is charged Donaldson secured loans from the bank of which he was president, for bis personal use, without adequate se curity. He has since disappeared, and tbe bank is short $23,013. James Doughty of Sioux City arrived today, and after a conference with At torney Woolmer and Bank examiner Latimer, awore out a warrant for Don aldson's arrest, for alleged embezzle ment, misappropriation and forgery, Tbe facts told by Mr. Doughty make Donaldson's embezzlement from the Marion bank appear simply a drop in the bucket, compared with the ex banker's transactions in lowa. Donaldson, in the 80' a, besides own ing a majority of the stock of the First National bank of Marion, Kan., con trolled two state banks. His transac tions through them were successful and in 188G he closed out two small banks, and securing consider able money from the Marion bank, Btarted tbe Union Trust company of Sioux City, la. As feeders for it he es tablished a chain of banks in lowa, 11 in number. His ventures, however, did not develop according to expectations, and from subsequent evente it be comes apparent that he determined to realize what cash be could aud leave the country. Accordingly last winter he opened a branch office here and disposed of a large amount of securities and as set* oi the lowa concern. The Union Trust company was among tbo first financial institutions to go under when the financial difficulties began last spring. With it went down the 11 lowa banks. Doughty, who waa interested in tbe Union Trust company, aays aa examina tion of tbat company's affairs and the affairs of the 11 lowa banks, shows a de ficit of at least $600,000. THE DRAGNET OF JUSTICE. iVholesale Arrests or Bank Wreckers at Indianapolis, Aug, 21, —Thia after noon Theodore S. Haughey, president of the wrecked Indianapolia national bank, waa arreated at hia home near thia city on a warrant sworn out by Receiver Hawkins, charging him with embezzle ment and misapplication of funds and credits of the bank. Simultaneously with the arrest of Haughey, federal officers arrested hia son, Schuyler C. Haughey, president of tbe Indianapolis Onrled Hair works and tbe Indianapolis Glue works, and later Francis A. Coffin, president of the Indianapolis Cabinet company, Percival Coffin, vice-president of the company, and Albert Reed, treas urer of the aame concern. Young Haughey, the Coffins and Reed are ohaiged with having aided and abetted the elder Haughev in the embezzlement and misappropriation of credits charged against him. The arrested men were taken before United States Commis sioner Van Buren who released them on a bond furnished as follows: Theodore Haughey, $10,000; Schuyler C. Haughey, $10,000; Francis A. Coffin, $5000; Percival Coffin, $5000, and Albert T. Reed, $6000. A Utah Embezzler. Ooden, Utah, Aug. 21.—Today a war rant was issued for the arrest of Alfred H. Nelson, formerly secretary and man ager of the Ogden building and savings association, thia city, for embezzlement of funds of the company. It is estimated that tbe shortage is about $13,000. Nel son and family left for parts unknown early this morning. Naval Conrts nt Mare Island. Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 21. —A naval court of inquiry met at Mare Island navy yard today for the purpose of in quiring into the charges preferred against Major Henry A. Bartlett, com mandant of the marine barracks there, by Captain Henry Clay Corcoran, and also the Charges preferred against Cap tain Corcoran by Major Bartlett. Cap tain Louis Kempff, commander of the Monterey, preeided. Tbe general courtmartial which has been in session at Mare Island since Angust 7th for the trial of Paymaster J. C. Sullivan concluded its labors today, when the members of tbe court were re lieved from further connection with the court, pending the action of Secretary Herbert on the findings. Today's pro ceedings were signed and transmitted to Washington for linal action. Libel Suit* DitmlMed. San Rafael, Cal., Aug. 21.—The charges of libel against Congressman Bowers and Editora Beermaker and Harbrough of San Diego were, upon motion of District Attorney Cochrane, dismissed in the superior court thia morning. The libel case of W. B. Winn, * editor of the Marin County Journal, waa continued for one week. The world's fair will cause a rush. Order eaily. Full stock, good fit, mod erate prices. Gets, fine tailoring, 112 Weet Third street. ROUGH ON STANLEY. Dr. Carl Peters Scores the Great Afrl- can Explorer. New York, Aug. 21.— Dr. Carl Peters, the African explorer, talking today about Stanley, made some severe com ments on that gentleman's way of treating bis fellow travelers. "Stanley lived on good food himself," said Dr. Peters, "and allowed hia men to live as the negroes did. French missionaries told me they visited Stanley's camp at Usumbrir and saw Stanley sitting at tbe head of the table, eating European diet and dtinking claret, while Kmin Pasha and other members of the party ate ne groes' diet and drank water. Some of the white men of the party had to aban don their tents and sleep in the open air, ao that Stanley's wine could be taken along. "I was also told by one of the mis aionarien tbat when one of Stanley's companions had fever and was unable to go on, Stanley took a horsewhip and flogged him, saying: 'If mv white men fall down, what will the negroes do?'" Feterß had much more to say in the same vein. He is inclined to the belief that Emm Pasha ia still living. WORLD'S FAIR NOTES. The Livestock Exhibit Opened—Lara Chicago, Aug. 21.—The total art mi s eioriß to the warld'a fair today were 158, --734, of which 129,019 were paid. The exhibition of livestock opened this morning at the stock pavilion, in the presence of 20,000 people. It is said to be the largest and most complete exhibition ever held on the American continent. It will remain open till the 28th inst, There are 1017 horses, 1800 head of sheep, 1200 cattle and 1500 hogs. They are housed in 40 stables, each 70 feet long and 42 feet wide, at the south end of tbe grounds. The czar of Kußßia has horses on ex hibition. Borne with pedigrees running back 125 years. Two stallions of this group are valued at "ever $100,000 each. Tbe horses are classed as standard Urloff trotters, heavy and light, OrfbfF half dress saddle, or weight car riers, for heavy cavalry service. Tbe imperial etables of Germany are also represented. An exhibition will be given in tbe pavilion each day. BIDS OPENED. Competition for the Naw Constuctlo Work at the Insane Asylum. San Bernardino, Aug. 21. —The board of trustees of the Southern California asylum for insane and ineoriates opened bide for the erection of a new ward of the building today. The bids on the subdivision work were aa follows l , Mason ami iron work —Duvall, Mills St t. Co., Hon Francisco, $55,000; Dewar & i Ohisholm, San Bernardino, $51,185; A. t McNally, Loa Angeles, $04,867; Pacific i Construction company, San Francisco, $38,450; Riley & Loane, San Francisco, ) $60,900; Earp, San Francisco, $70,840. Carpenter work—Duvall, Mills & Co., i $24,000; Dewar & Chisholm. $21,500; ■ D. Kilpatrick, San Bernardino, $22, --479; G. Davis, San Bernardino, $20,948; A. Campbell, San Francisco, $25,863; Andersen Bros., $25,970; Pacific Con struction company, $19,910. 1 Tbe bids on galvanized iron and tin work ranged ftom $4000 to $8000, and on ' plumbing and gas fitting, from $7000 to : $10,000. Tbe awards will be made tomorrow. WELCOME COMPETITION. Another Steamer Pat on Between Ban Francisco and Loa Angeles. San Francisco, Aug. 21.—The new transportation syndicate organized last Thursday by the Johnson-Locke com pany, Louis Floss & Co., the Alaska Commercial company and others, to ex tend the trade of San Francisco with southern ports, have leased tbe steam ship Bertba in addition to the St. Paul. Arrangements have already been made for a system of agencies at the principal ports. The company hope to be able to announce rates within a week. The first steamer to go will be the St. Paul, and she will probably get away before September 15th. It will not be many days there after when the Bertha will leave. The St. Paul will ply between San Francisco and all the important points in Lower California, the Gulf of California and Mexico, while the Bertba will , run to Port Harford, Los Angelea and San Diego. The Oakland Water Front War. San Francisco, Aug. 21.—Judge Mc- Kenna today decided the injunction pro ceedings of the Southern Pacific rail road against the city of Oakland to prevent interference with the railroad's business. The temporary injunction is continued and the city of Oakland is en joined from interfering with the railroad company uhtil tbe ownership of the Oakland water front is decided, and everything must remain in the same condition as when suit waa begun. This prevents the railroad from closing Broad way by putting up a fence which was torn down by tbe city of Oakland. San Francisco's Unemployed. San Francisco, Aug. 21.—There are at present about 10,000 men out of employ ment in tbia city, and 5000 have already registered as applicants for work in the midwinter fair. The managers of the fair state it will do no good for men to come to San Franeiaco for employment, aa there are more men here than can be used. Death or Major Tnlmage. Champaign, 111., Aug. 21.—Major Wil liam Talmage died in this city today. Lie waa a cousin of Rev. T. DeWitt Tal mage. For sunburn and freckles use only Perfeota £a.cc Cream; safe and sure. For eale by A. E. Littleboy, druggist, 311 South Spring street. 1 ■ ' A sea bath at home with Turk's Island > sea salt is exhilarating. Recommended I by all phveicians. For sale by all drug- ' gists; 15c a package. < Ladies' hats cleaned, dyed, reshaped 1 and trimmed. California Straw Worke, I 204 South Main street, opposite Third. THROUGH THE HEART. A HAN THOUGHT TO BE AN TOWO TOLILLER OP VENTURA COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOT INQ. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TOOK THEM BY SURPRISE Speaker Crisp Announces the Committees. Radical Changes in the Heads of Some of Them. The Majority of the Chairmanships Given to Southerners. Springer Removed from the Ways and means Committee, and Wilson Placed In His Stead—Watch dog Holman Deposed. By the Assorts ted Press. Washington, Aug. 21.—Interest In th» financial discussion in the house dwar' ed today in the greater interest every* one felt in the announcement of the standing committees by Speaker Crisp. No one was prepared for the radical changes made in the personnel of aome of the important committees. Springer, of Hlinoia, gives way to Wil son, of West Virginia, as chairman of the ways and meana committee, and the llHnoißan gets the chairmanship of tbe committee on banking and currency. Holman, of Indiana, the venerable "watch dog of the treasury," ie depoaed from the committee on appropriationa in favor of Sayere, of Texas, and given the head of the committee on Indian affairs. Bland of Missouri ia retained at the head of the committee on coinage, but the free coinage people are disappointed in the committee being changed ao aa to leave much doubt whether ihe free coinage people are not in tbe minority, and whether the financial policy of the administration may not find a majority in the committee. Congressman Tracey of New York, who ia an administration man and second on the committee, claims the speaker deferred to the re pealing element to such an extent as to make tbe committee "mildly free coin age," and insists that, counting Kilgore of Texas with tbe free coinage men, the committee will only stand 9 to 8 for free coinage. The committee on banking and cur rency is said to be opposed to free coin age, 11 to 6. The removal of Holman from the head of the appropriationa oommitteeia inter preted by come to mean that tbe speak er favors more liberal appropriationa in tbe Fifty-third congress. The removal ot Springer from the ways and means committee gives thia import* ant chairmanship of tbe house to the south, but it is said from this tbe make up of the committee on waye and meana does not indicate any essential change from the policy of the last congress. After the house mcc this morning Powers of Vermont took the floor in sup port of the repeal of the purchasing clause of the Sherman act. Hoover of Mississippi opposed uncon ditional repeal of the silver purchasing clause. The debate was then suspended to allow the speaker to announce the stand ing and select committees for the prea ent congress. Then, on motion of Bland, Saturday next was set apart for tbe general debate on the Wilson bill, instead of debate under the five-minute rule. Cooper of Indiana spoke in opposition to free coinage of silver, while Alexan der of North Carolina advocated free sil ver coinage and spoke for a larger cur rency. Sperry of Connecticut opposed free coinage and advocated the Wilson bill, and Cox of Tennessee argued against tbe pending bill. Settle of North Carolina opposed free coinage of silver and favored the Wilson bill. A recesa was then.taken till 8 o'clock. At the evening session McDonald (Dem.,) of Illinois said he waa in favor of free coinage of gold and silver at any ratio that might be acceptable. Bartlett (Dem.,) of New York aaid, with the message of the president he ia in thorough accord. Stockdale (Dun.,) of Mississippi ar gued that the Sherman bill had little to do with the stagnation of business, but that it waa attributable primarily to the tariff. The house then at 11:10 adjourned. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. A BUI In the Intermit of the Midwinter Fair Patted. Washington, Aug. 21.—The proceed ings in the senate today did not excite any unusual interest. Peffer offered a substitute for the bill to increase national bank circulation. Chandler offered a resolution, which was referred to the committee on privi leges and elections, declaring John Mar tin not entitled to a seat as senator from Kansas, as no legal election was neld. Stewart offered a resolution (agreed to) calling on the secretary of the treasury for a statement as to the silver bullion purchased in July, with the prices, and as to the silver bullion for sale in the same month, with the prices aaked. Tbe finance committee bill, reported last Friday, to discontinue tbe purchase of silver bullion, wae then taken up so as to afford Morrill an opportunity of addressing the senate in favor of the bill. He first, however, asked and ob tained an indefinite leave of absence, remarking that he was in the senate chamber today against the advice of his physician. He then proceeded to read a speech bearing the motto: "Sound money cheats nobody." At the close of Morrill's speech V*» ; . hees presented a letter addressed te him by the secretary of the ireajt,r?y showing the probable cost <-j a \a'.»t silver at a changed ratio, jui >»d .* read by the clerk. (The iMtt* »me transmitted by tha Associate* l'tata Sunday night, Bnd published in »e«t«f> dav'B Hkkai.d. —Kd. j Tbe vote on the LeeMantH cc*« which waa to have been taken today went over to Wednesday. A bill reported from the finance com- >