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LOS ANGELES: FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1893.
RELIEF FOR THE BOOMERS
The Hot Wave Gives Way
to a Cool Breeze.
Bnt Not Before Many People
The Registration Facilities Increased
by the Government.
Kvery HomMoikir Will Now Be Able
to Oat a Certificate—A Rnmored
I'lot to Hum the Hall
By the Associated Press. 1
Arkansas City, Sept. 14.—The hot
weather which is causing the home
seekers so much suffering continues.
The blazing sun, hot winds and lack of
water and shelter are causing sickness
and prostration. Six more registration
clerks were engaged this morning. Tbe
work is proceeding somewhat faster.
The men in line, who have been there
since Monday evening, are literally ex
hausted. Hundreds are afflicted with
throat and lung disorders, caused by
breathing the doit-laden air. Many
have been obliged to drop out and se
cure the servicea of physicians. Several
"strippers" were prostrated during the
night and thia morning. Tbe Santa Fe
train arrived late last night in five
crowded sections. This morning crowd
ed traina came in over all the lines.
Fully 43,000 strangers are in and about
town. As tbe day progresses the wind
A REFRRfiniNO BREEZE.
The thermometer registered 97 de
grees at noon, bnt the wave of hot wind
died down and in its place ca/pe a breeze
from the northwest which was compar
atively refreshing. No deaths from
sunstroke are reported today.
The action of the interior department
in providing more extensive facilities
for registration is heartily commended,
and it is now believed that all can be
provided with certificates before Satur
A SENSATIONAL RCMOR.
A rumor that the ownera of fast
horses had plotted to barn the railway
bridges in tbe atrip, to handicap thoee
who propose to make tho race in excur
sion trains', caused much excitement.
It is believed tbe patrol of troop* estab
lished about the border is sufficient to
prevent the entrance of all unauthorized
persons, an* titat fhe plot, if one really
exists, can wiffrrmrated,
CATTLBjtUN WIRE A PROTEST.
Cattlemen having ranges in the south
west country telegraphed the following
protest to President Cleveland this after-
"Tne undersigned cattlemen, thorough
ly posted upon the condition of affairs
here, respectfully protest againet the
registration system as carried on at the
booths. Ton thousand people are now
iv line, and thousands arrive on each
train. A Conflict between parties not
registered and troops 19 imminent, un
lesß this system ia abandoned. The
honor of your administration is being
jeopardized. Common humanity de
mands relief for tbe honest settlers de
siring to enter the strip, but who can
CERTIFICATES FOR ALL.
At Orlando today over 8000 certificates
were issued, and the number of people
demanding an opportunity to register
vruß 10,000. The force of clerks at the
boot he there waa increased again today
and a night force put to work.
At Caldwell a plentiful water supply
near tho oooths relieved tho suffering
men in line. A brisk north wind came
up tbis afternoon and Bomewhat tem
pered tb> heat. Folly 10.000 people are
still wai ring their opportunity to secure
the preciouß certificates, and h.todrede
of peopte are coming in on every Rook
Island train. The number of certifi
cate 1 b-ting issued every 10 hours has
reached about 8000, and it ie believed all
will Ih< accommodated.
REGISTRATION FACILITIES INCREASED.
Washington, Sept. 14.—Land Com
missioner Lamareaux has been notified
tbat the force employed at tbe Cherokee
strip ie insufficient. He has delegated
to Chief Clerk Jacobs, Inspector Wine
ford bu 3 Special Agent Womack unre
stricted orders to employ all the help
necessary. Each booth will hereafter,
it is stj.ted at the land office, be kept
open 24 hours.
I>YING OP CIIAOKIN.
I \-Minister Mizner Lying at the Point
San Francisco, Sept. 14.—1t is re
ported that Lansing B. Mizner, ex
minister to the Central American states,
is dying. Mizner wae recalled from his
poet by ex-President Harrison on ac
count of the Bnrrundia affair. Mizner
advised that Barrundia, a political refu
gee, should be given up to tbe Guate
malan authorities. Chagrin at his
failure to please tbe Harrison adminis
tration ia aaid to be the cauee of Mr.
Mizner'a ill health.
Ve.t I. Not a Backslider.
Washington, Sept. 14 —Regarding tho
statement made in Mew York tbat he
bad changed hia position and would
vote for the unconditional repeal bill,
Senator Vest said to an Associated Press
reporter today, emphasizing the state
ment with considerable warmth, that it
was a lie, manufactured out of whole
Weeks Will lie Extradited.
New York, Sept. 14. —District At
torney Nicoll announced publicly thia
afternoon that Francis H. Weeks, the
absconding lawyer, is under arrest in
Costa Rica, and there will be no diffi
culty in effecting hia extradition.
Rata of IMsnount Decreased.
London, Sept. 14. —The Bank of Eng
land directora todcy reduced the rate of
discount 4 per cent.
THE BUCKETS CAMPAIGN.
Lawrence T. Nenl Fire, a Itroadilde at
Newark, 0., Sept. 14.—Hon. Law
rence T. Neel, the Democratic candidate
for governor ot Ohio, against Hon. Wil
liam McKinley, opened tbe Democratic
campaign here thia afternoon in the
presence oi a Urge and enthusiastic
gathering ot Democrats of tins section
of the state. After referring to the ex
isting financial depression, the speaker
declared tbe McKinley and Sherman
laws were the cause of tbe trouble. He
said tbe Democratic party was pledged
in favor of bimetallism and the repeal
of the purchasing clause of the Sherman
act. He declared McKinleyism the
greatest foe of tbe prosperity of tbe peo
ple. McKinley protection means tac
tion favoring the rich. For several
years the government receipts exceeded
the expenditures $100,000,000. The
burden falls on tbe poor people. He
declared tbe agricultural interest wits
tbe principal victim of protection. In
1860 tbe farmers owned almost half the
property in the country ; now they own
less than one-quarter. The difference
measures the farmers' loss and the man
ufacturers' gain. The defeat of the
Republican party in Ohio will affiirm
the judgment the people of the entire
country entered at the presidential elec
tion last year, and will be the filial de
cision of the American people.
Tbe speaker appealed to the people to
vote for the Democracy, the party of the
people; the guardian angel of their
rights and liberties, and thus secure
the c>r»Btruction of the monopolists and
IN AN UGLY SCKAPE.
Hanker Qage In Court to Answer the
Charge of Reduction.
Chicago, Sept. 14.—James Philip
Cage, president of the Farmers' National
bank of Clinton, 0., arrested yesterday
on complaint of Mrs. J. W. Barson,
charged with dragging and assaulting
her daughter,was arraigned in the police
court thia morning. The case was con
tinued. Gage was released on bond.
Mrs. Burson and daughter are from
Washington, and claim social promi
nence. They allege that Gage made
their acquaintance and took them to the
theater, tbe mother aittingeeparate irom
tbe others; that he atarted to take the
daughter to Milwaukee to marry her.
No train waa found, so be promieed to
marry her here next day. He gave tho
girl a drugged drink and induced her to
goto a room with him, where tHe night
was passed. Tbey drove, round the city
next day, tbe girl escaped and went to
her mother. Gage refueea to explain,
but denies the charges.
A NEFARIOUS CALLING.
Two Women Arrested l»r Mt'lklng a
llvSkMts of lu£*fc%lctde.
Vienna, Sept. 14.—A sensation has
been caused by thearrest of two women,
living in aeperate villages, in tho dis
tric of Ivuttenberg, Bohemia. It eeema
they were engaged systematically in the
business ot murdering children whoee
parents decided to have them out of
the way for any reason. They contracted
to dispose of tbe bodies effecutally, end
guaranteed secrecy. Tbey did a thriv
ing bußinesn at live florins per child.
The discovery was made by accident.
One of tne women actually kept account
books, in which she entered the sums,
from wiiom, and the age and description
of the child, and the date disposed of.
By the help of this horrible record, the
authorities expect not only to convict
the women, but also a large number of
our or kottkn now.
Admiral Farrngut's Old Flagship Or
Vallejo, Cal., Sept. 14 —It waa as
certained at the Mare Island navy yard
this afternoon that Secretary Herbert
has, after reviewing the recommenda
tions of the board which recently sur
veyed the United States chip Hart
ford, authorized the rebuilding of the
old war ship in accordance with the re
cent act of congress. It is stated that
Secretary Herbert has authorised the
expenditure of $45(3,000 for thin purpose,
approving the entire recommendations
of the board, and that orders are at
hand directing that the work of recon
struction begiu at once.
HIDINO IN THE BKUSH.
County Judges Dodging United States
marshals lv Missouri.
Kansas City, Sept. 14. —The county
judges of Dallas county, Mo., following
the precedent eet by their predecessors
in their own county and by the St. Clair
county judges, refused to issue a tax
levy to pay bonda of the county,
amounting with interest to half a mil
lion dollars, pledged in aid of a railroad
that waa never built, which levy was
ordered by United States Judge Phil
lips. Two oi the judges are now in
hiding in the brush, seeking to escape
United States deputy marshals.
TBE Will IK IIOCSK BABY.
Mrs. Cleveland Has Decided to Name
the Child Knitter,
Washington, Sept. 14 —The name of
Baby Ruth's sister has been decided on.
The president announces that she ia to
be christened Either. The little one
will be christened as aoon aa Mra. Cleve
land ie able to take her to church. The
name ia understood to be Mra. Cleve
No Records Broken.
Chicago, Sept. 14.—The game: of the
amateur athletic union were poorly at
tended today, not over Iso people being
preaent and records were broken.
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THE BOMBARDMENT OF RIO
Little Damage Done by the
Only One Woman Killed So Far
as Heard From.
The Attack Not Directed Against the
Had Maik.inanshlp Dl.played—A Naval
Battle on the Tapis—The Over
throw of Fre.tdent Fela
By tho Associated Press.
Buenos Ayhks, Sept. 14.—Dispatches
have been received here from Rio which
give aome idea of the bombardment
which haß taken place in the bay. The
facts as they reach here are as follows:
The rebel ships Aquidaban, Repub
lica and Trajano yesterday made an at
toinpt to land eoldieri and marinea at
Uamboa, in the bay of Rio. The in
surgent ships are reported to have used
only Bmall firing guns in firing upon
Gamboa, and their first fire was sup
posed to have been intended more for
the purpose of covering the landing of
the insurgent forces, than as a regular
Tbe rebels, it is added have taken
prisoner the officer;) of the gunboat
Alloutz, and as this message was sent
the insurgents were firing in the direc
tion of the arsenal, with the expectation
of blowing it up. Tbe guns on the
Aquidaban thundered forth at long
range, for the rebel ships are not foolish
enough to engage the forts, and the lat
ter replied to the fire of the war vessels
without apparent damage.
A PERIOD OF CALM.
At night there was a period of calm,
but hostilities were expected to be re
sumed this morning, unless some un
derstanding conld be arrived at between
the rebels and the government. The
people believe the rebel ships would be
only too glad to put to sea, but the con
tracted entrance to Rio bay, with Sugar
Loaf fort on the left and Fort Santa
Cruz on the right, is a dangerous place
for them to attempt to pass.
VERY POOR MARKSMANSHIP.
The insurgents fired* a few shots at
the forts, but did not engage them in a
true sense. The sounds of the firing
r< ach'.tip tbe city caused alarm among
tlieiaWdtauts. The loss of life, ao far
as known, ie only one. A woman resid
ing near the arsenal was killed by a fall
Both sides seemed to know little about
handling modern ship artillery. At the
rate things are going, the war ships will
coon have to surrender for lack of am
munition and provisions. Fort Lage
was also treated to a few shells by the
rebels, but Fort Santa Cruz whb the ob
ject of most of the rebel attention. Fort
Sleza did most of tho replying to tfie
bombardment and the attempted land
ing at Gumbos, but there ie no record of
the warships having suffered any dam
age from shot or shell.
RIO NOT UOMIIARDED.
Rio itself was not bombarded A few
stray Bhellß fell in the city, the result of
bad marksmanship, but no great dam
age was done.
No doubt many people on shore are in
sympathy with the insurgents, for the
latter seem able to keep posted concern
ing all the doings ashore.
A BOLD ATTEMPT.
A few nights ago a buQl attempt was
made by a email steamer with some
government army aod navy officers on
board. It crept up to the ironclads at
night. The tug had a torpedo-boom
rigged out ahead and was steering
quietly up to the apparently sleeping
ironclads in the darkness, when tbe
search lights were turned on, and a sec
ond or two later a hail of machine-gun
bullets was flying. Happily for tiie
torpedoiets the aim of tbe rebel aailora
was very bad, and tbe tug seems to
have got away with all safe on board.
Minister Thompson Confirms the News
of the Bombardment.
Washington, Sept. 14.—Secretary
Greshara has received the following dis
patch from Minister Thompson at Rio.
"At 11 o'clock this (Wednesday) morn
ing tbe revolutionary forces bombarded
the forts commanding the entrance to
the harbor; also the arsenal on the
wharf in the center of the city. A few
shells were fired into the city. One
woman was killed. Commercial tele
grams are forbidden. Tbe cruiser
Charleston has not yet arrived."
This dispatch practically dispoaea of
the hopes of the navy department tbat
tbe cruiser Charleston has reached
Rio. It ia now believed that she
went direct to Montevidio without
touching at any Brazilian port.
The telegram from Minister Thomp
son was eagetly read by all who knew of
its arrival in both the state and navy de
partments, and the belief waa expressed
that the engagement may be a tierce
and determined one. While the minis
ter makes no mention of it, it is pre
sumed the Brazilian government ia
taking active measurea to repulse the
Tbe greatest source of anxiety among
the officials ia that there ia no vessel of
the United States in the harbor at Rio
to protect the lives and property of
American citizens in the bombarded
city. The laßt hopes of the navy de
partment that the cruieer Charleston
had Btopped at Rio on her way from
Barbadoes to tne Pacific etation were
blasted today when a dispatch from her
commander reported her arrival at
Montevideo, Uruguay. She will coal at
Montevideo, which will take a day.
She will then Droceed to Rio, and aethe
distance is 1630 miles, the vessel will
make it in about three days and a half.
The cruieer Detroit returned to
Hampton Roada today, after a little ran
out to sea to adjust her compasses. She
will sail this evening for Rio.
Additional advices from Rio point in
a positive manner to the overthrow of
the preaent government. The dissatis
faction is not confined to the navy
alone but is spreading to the army,
where the opposition the government is
becoming pronounced. It is believed
dispatches will soon be received here
announcing the success of the insurg
An Announcement Made i>v the Bra
zilian Delegate et Parle.
Paris, Sept. 14.—The Brazilian dele
gate in thia city announces that he haa
received an official dispatch from Rio,
dated 4 p, m., yeeter-'ay, saying there
is no truth in the report that the in
surgent war ehipß succeeded in leaving
the bay of Rio; that last evening they
bombarded the town of Nitcheroy. The
dispatch does not tell the result. The
message adds tbat the capital and state
of Rio Janeiro are loyal to the govern
ment, and that the garrison at Rio
has resisted all the attempts tbe
rebels made at landing; that the garri
son can be counted upon to repnlee
any attack by land, by Bailors from the
war ships; that the land forces, the
army and the national guard, are
ready to defend it and are unanimous
in condemning the revolt. The dele
gate, in giving the dispatch to the
Associated Press, pointed out the fact
that it does not mention the bombard
ment of Rio, and expressed the belief
tbat the city bad not been tired on.
A later dispatch sayß the garrison at
Nitcheroy succeeded in repulsing the
attempt by the rebels to land in its
neighborhood; that the garrison is
loyal, and can be counted on to beat off
The Olty or Rio Reported to Be In a
State of Panic.
London, Sept. 14—It ia now admitted
here tbat tbe news exclusively cabled
to the Associated press of tbe proposed
bombardment of Rio Janeiro, and the
fact that the forta are in aympathy with
the insurgenta, ia correct in every par
ticular. The pointa of the Aasociated
Press story cabled back to this country
are extensively used. The attack on the
forte, aa already reported, began at 0
o'clock and the garrison of the largest
and atrongeat fort at once declared for
the rebels. The bombardment of the
city began at 11 o'clock. Tbe town haa
a deaolate appearance, only those who
cannot get away remaining. All busi
ness ia at a standstill. Tbe air is full
of alarming rumora. Tbe merchants of
London have similar newa. Tbe ad
miralty ia besieged with anxioua in
quirers, who have large interests in Rio.
A .Desperate Baa Battle Bxpected—Pos
sible Restoration of the Monarchy.
Net Yobk, Sept. 14.—The Herald'a
Buenos Ayres dispatches say regarding
the Brazilian revolution: The warship
Teradentes, which atill remains loyal,
put to eea, and it ie expected ahe will
meet the armed merchantman Stritacoa,
which ia to aid the rebel fleet. If the
two vessels meet a desperate eea
fight ia inevitable. Tbe etudenta
in San Pablo have declared againet
President Peixoto. Tbe foreign ships
in harbor remain -leutral and have de
cided not to interfere with the revolu
tion. Nothing unfavorable to Peixoto
is allowed to paaa over the wirea. Bra
zilian iiving'in Buenos Ayres believe
the success of the revolution meana tbe
restoration of the monarchy.
Mello's Threat Carried Out.
New Yoke, Sept. 14. —London special
advices show that Admiral Mello, com
manding tbe rebel Brazilian fleet, has
crrried out his threat to bombard the
forts guarding the bay of Bio. The
rebel warships, including the cruisers
Aquidaban, Republics and Trajario,
took positions before the fort at 9
o'clock yesterday morning. An hoar
later they began firing. The firing be
came general and lasted till 3 p. m. The
government troops Buffered small dam
age. The rebel loss is unknown. The
situation at Rio is unchanged.
Telegraphic Communication Cut Off.
New Yoke, Sept. 14.—1t ia announced
by the cable officials that tbe telegraph
office of the Western and Brazilian Tele
graph company at Rio Janeiro (Lisbon
route), haa been abandoned on account
of the bombardment. In consequence
telegrama to and from South America
can only be forwarded via Galveeton.
Cable Offices Deserted.
London, Sept. 14.—The Eastern Tele
graph company reports that not a single
message has heen transmitted to or from
ltio to this city; adding, tbey are un
able to get replies to the usual service,
the messages showing that -the cable
offices in Rio are deserted.
Peixoto's Overthrow Anticipated.
Buknos Ayres, Sept. 14.—A dispatch
received here announces that tbe bom
bardment of Rio Janeiro began yester
day. Tbe city ia in a atate of panic.
The overthrow of the Peixoto govern
ment ia anticipated.
German Corvettes Sail for Rio.
Buenos Ayres, Sept. 14 —The Ger
man corvettes Arcona and Alexandrine
got up eteam hurriedly last evening and
left for Hio Janeiro.
All Bids Rejected.
San Francisco, Sept. 14. —Bids for the
conetruction of the manufacturers and
liberal arta building for the midwinter
fair were opened today, but all of them,
eeven in number, were rejected, they
being above the $100,000 estimate made
for tbe building. The lowest hid was
$124,551. Modifications in tbe plan for
the building will be made and new bids
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OPEN WAR IN THE HOUSE.
Partisan Hostilities of th«
Republicans Filibuster Against
the Tucker Bill.
A Hot Fight Precipitated Despib
the President's Wishes.
It Hay Endanger the Passage of tht
BUI to Repeal the Sherman
Liw-Hoqm and Senate
By Ihe Associated Press.
Washington, Sept. 14. —Open war bat
gan in tbe bouse today. Partisan hos
tilities were inaugurated over theTuckei
bill to repeal the existing federal elec
tion laws. It became apparent at the
outset that the Republican members
would fight the proposition to repeal tbe
existing election lawe to the bitter end
Burrows of Michigan led in the filibus
tering movement. lie declared, in ju»
titication of his course, tbat a measure
co sweeping aa the Tucker bill, driving
tbe national government out of the
states and leaving no one on guard at
the polls to prevent fraud and corruption
in congressional and presidential elec
tions, should have no status in tbe house
until the Democrats produced their own
Furthermore the leaders declare, once
it gets into the arena of debate, they
will resist its passage with every ex
pedient known to parliamentary law.
In the filibustering fight today they
demonstrated their ability to block mat
ters and deadlock the house until a
quorum of Democratic members is pro
duced. By their actions and words to
day it is understood they are in desper
ate earnest, and the present election
laws will only be repealed after a bard
fought, exciting and bitterly contested
struggle. They won first blood today
by forcing tbe passage of a resolution
revoking all leaves of absence and sum
moning absentees by telegraph to Wash
Some administration Democrats, led
by General Tracey of New York, know
ing the White House opposition to the
preaent consideration of thia bill or any
other bill in tbe house which may com
plicate the fight in the senate for the
unconditional repeal of tbe Sherman
law, acted with the Republicans today.
Thia angered, the silver Democrats in
the house; especially the southern men,
who are particularly interested in tha
passage of the Tucker bill beyond any
other measure. It ia claimed tonight
that tbe preaident did not countenance
this course on the part of some of hia
recognized lieutenanta in the house. It
thia is true they will probably be
promptly called off. and their poaition
in the future, reflecting that of the ad
ministration, will ahow a change of sen
timent at the other end of the avenue.
Why the Federal Election Laws Should
Be Wiped Ont.
Washington, Sept. 14. —The majority
report of the committee on the bill re-'
pealing the federal election laws de
clares tbat the purpose and object for
wbicb theae lawa were paaeed have long'
passed away. Surely no officer of the
army or navy should be left to deter
mine when it ia necessary to bring
troops to tbe polls, and the constitution
aa implicitly prohibited it.
With reference to those lawa relating
to the appointment, dutiea and compo
sition of aupervisora of election and
deputy marshals, the report goea into
the constitutionality of the lawa which
were passed under warrant of the ***>
tion of the constitution prescribing
electiona, and says: "The object of
legialation ahould be to prevent conflicts!
between atate and federal authority. The
conditiona they were deaigned to meet
have happily paeaed away, and we feel
they cannot be too quickly erased from
the statute booka. Let every trace of
reconstruction legialation be wiped from
tbe booka. Let the atatea understand
that the electiona are in their own
hands, and if there be fraud, coercion or
force, they alone will Buffer by it. Re
sponding to the demand for parity in
elections, many atatea have enacted
lawa to protect and purify the ballot."
Tho report concludea that theae
statutes should be speedily repealed
because they mix state and federal au
thority ; because they have been and
will be used sb part of tbe machinery of
a politic il party to forward friends and
destroy enemies; because under tbem
the rights of citizens have been taken
from them; because tbeir enact
ment shows distrust of the atatea
and their ability to guard
elections ; and last because their repeal 1
will eliminate the judiciary Iron th*
political arena, and restore somewhat
the confidence of the people in the in
tegrity and impartiality oi the federal
Tbe minority report, prepared by
Johnson of North Dakota, goea at length
into the constitutionality of those laws;
draws a picture of the conditiona exist
ing prior to their enactment in 1809,
from the report prepared then by Con
gressman Lawrence of Ohio, and the
condition of affairs after their enact
ment, from a report of the late "Sun
set" Cox, in 1877.
It ia remarkable that the minority
report doea not even allude to th«
effecta of the election lawa in thi
South. This, Johnson says, is in ac
cordance with the policy of the Repub
licans not to raiee tbe "bloody shirt"
cry. They cay if it ia raised, it will
be by tbe other aide.
Galleries Filled lo Bee the lultlel Fight
Over the Tuolcer Bill.
Washington,, Sept. 14.—Trie galleries
of tbe house were well tilled today in
anticipation oi tbe preliminary akir
miah over the Tucker bill for the repeal
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