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Apply to itttce, 223 West First stieet. 7-1 A Oir LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 189& SENATORIAL THIMBLERIG. Steerers Juggling With the Repeal Bill. A Silver Compromise Not Yet Agreed Upon. It Is a Case of Now Yon See It and Now You Don't. Voorhees and Bill Trying to Hm ■ Cloture Rule Adopted—A Long Executive Seaalun—Van Alen Confirmed. By Ihe Associated Prea«. Washington, Oct. 20.—1t looked at 4 o'clock today as If the terms of the Democratic compromise on the repeal bill were settled. At 5 o'clock, bow ever, it became apparent that an obsta cle was in the way of bringing the mat ter to a climax. There was a disagree ment over the bond feature, and alio over the time at which the repeal of tbe Sherman act should take effect. It ap pears that ths administration members of the Democratic steering committee discovered, wben these points were reached, that they could not accept them as provided in the document. It is considered probable that they may make an effort to have the time for tbe expiration of tbe Sherman law fixed at the Ist of July, 1604, instead of January 1, 1895. THE BOND UUESIION. It is asserted tbat tbe treasury offi cials have said if the purchase of silver bullion should cease by Jnly Ist of next year it would be possible to preserve tbe parity without action on tbe bond question, and as some of the stauncbest repeal Democrats are opposed to the bond proposition, it ia probable tbat an effort will be made tonight in the direc tion of reducing tbe time of the future existence of tbe present law, and tbe eliuination of tbe bond proposition altogether. NO AGREEMENT. The conference came to an end with out reaching any agreement, but with the understanding thst another effort will be made, probably tomorrow. Some of the silver Democrats said if the steer ing committee did not reach a conclu sion by Monday, they would joiijt with tbe Republicans atrd pass henator Quay's amendment, which e&ten Ib the Sherman law until January, 1390, or a year longer tban tbe best that has been offered to the sliver men by the Demo cratic bill. On tbe other band Senator Hill says he has already received assur ance of a large vote for his proposed cloture resolution, on tbe Democratic side, as soon 89 it becomes apparent that the steering committee cannot agree. THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME. Later. —There is excellent reason for saying before tbe middle of next week tbe repeal bill will pass the senate, to take effect not later tban tbe last of October, 1894. probably with a provis ion authorizing the secretary of tbe treasury to issue bonds not exceeding ' $200,000,000, and to coin tbe seigniorage now in the treasury. This, it is said, would not be considered a surrender by the administration. SENATOR ALLISON'S VIEWS. Dt'BUitUE, la., Oct. 20.—Senator Alli son arrived home from Washington tbis evening. Tbe senator thinks President Cleveland will consent to a compromise on the lines now being discussed if power is given tbe administration to issue bonds to purchase gold to keep tbe re serve up to tbe proper minimum, and this provision is likely to be inserted in the compromise. He believes there will be a change in the senate rules after the bill is acted upon, limiting debate and making it possible to have an immediate vote on a question. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Voorhees Propoiea a Cloture Rule—Van Alen'e Nomination Confirmed. Washington, Oct. 20. —In tbe senate today Voorhees gave notice of an amend ment to the rules, to tbe effect tbat wben a bill or resolntion, pending aa unfin ished business, ahall have been debated 30 daya, any aenator may move to fix tho time for taking a vote thereon; such notice ahall not be amendable nor de batable, and, if passed, tbe pending bill or resolution shall be voted on at the time fixed. Morgan, by request, introduced a bill to facilitate the collection of debts paya ble to the United Statee from the gov ernment-aided railroads, and to enforce the accountability of tbe directors of the eaid companies. The eenate then went into executive eeesion. At 1:30 p. m. the eenate was still in executive session, considering nomina tions, chiefly those to which there were objections. Tbe general impression ia tbat the executive session wits for the purpose of allowing time to arrange the terms of a compromise bill, and for hearing the result of tbe cabinet meet ing today. The majority of tbe Demo cratic senators speak of a compromise as an assured fact. After executive session, the house bill to suspend for the year 1893 the law lequiring $100 worth of labor to be ex pended or improvements made on each mining claim was passed, aiter an amendment excluding corporations from ita benefits. A conference waa aeked. Tne repeal bill was tben taken up, and Petfer offered a free coinage amendment. With some alight exceptions it revives the law of 1837. Peffer then resumed hia Bpeech a&ainat the bill, and pro ceeded with his speech until 5 o'clock, wben, npon motion of Faulkner, tbe senate took a recess until tomorrow morning. The senate confirmed the nomination of Van Alen to be minister to Daly, by a vote of 39 to 22. The senate today also confirmed the following nominations: James T. Kil breth of New York, to be collector of customs for tbe district of New York; Alex L. Pollock of Salt Lake City, Utah, to be consul at San Salvador, Salvador; Cbarlea Oenby, jr., of Indiana, to be secretary of legation at Peking, China; Col. Anaon Mills, U. S. A., to be com miaeioner of the United States on the Mexican international boundary cnm miasion; Cbarlea Burnley of Montana, to be melter in the assay ofliee at Helena, Mont.; Commodore George Brown, to be rear-admiral; Captain Ed- I ward E. Potter, to be commodore; Com ; mender Mortimer L. Johnson, to be I captain ; John E. Murray, postmaster at i I.ewieton, Mont., and Andrew J. Hal ] bert, postmaeter at Tempe, Ariz. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. Oi. A »J «>■ Mr a-i *j t. I 1 The Attorney General* Opinion on the Union Pacific i.eeeiverahlp. Washington, Oct. 20.—The attorney general transmitted to the house today a communication aaying thegovetnment waa not made a party to the receiver ship proceedings of the Union Pacific, and had no notice of such proceedinga. He had grave doubta as to their validity, bo far as tha United States ia concerned. The proceedinga, in tbe practical oper ation, tbe attorney general said, tended to seriously prejudice the interesta of tbe government aa protected by tho existing laws. He expressed tbe opinion that tbe protection of the interest of the United States will call for special legis lation. Chairman Sayres presented the emer gency deficiency bill appropriating $127,500 for tbe custodians and janitora of public bnildinga and $200,000 for clerks to members. It waa passed. The bill to compel railroads to main tain stations at the town sites in the Cherokee strip established by the in terior department, waa taken np and, alter a heated passage between Simpson and Curtis, both of Kansas, it passed. Chairman Pendleton, from tbe com mittte on private land claims, then called np the famous McUatrahan claim. Tbe morning hour expired be fore a quorum could be secured. In the second morning hour Bynum called up the bill to remit 50 per cent of the duties due on exhibits at the world's fair. Dingley opposed it, Bynum offered an amendment, which waa adopted, providing that the act [ shall not apply to articloa sold or con | tracted for before its passage McMillin of Tennessee and Oalzell of Pennaylvania warmly supported tbe resolution. After further debate Caminetti offered an amendment (which was adopted) ex ■ tending the pioviaione of tbt» act to ' su.sk exhibit" ac may be transferred to j the midwinter exposition at San Fran cisco. Aldrich offered an amendment, which was adopted, to release entirely from duty such portions of exhibita ai are purchased for or donated to the Colum bian museum at Chicago. As amended, the resolution was then passed without division. Consideration of the printing bill was then resumed. Beltzhoover of Pennsyl vania advocated an amendment to take tbe printing for tbe executive depart ments away from tbe government print ing office and let it out to private con tractors. Without action the house then ad journed. A SOCIETY DUDE. Young Tony Drexsl Blda Adieu to Bui. lnesa Carei. New Yobk, Oct. 20. —A Philadelphia apecial to a morning paper aaya: Con siderable eurpriee waa created this even ing wben it became known tbat Anthony J. Orexel, jr., wonid tomorrow announce his withdrawal from the banking house of Drexel & Co., of Philadelphia; Drexel, Morgan oc Co., of New York, and Orexel, Hrajee & Co., of Paris. An intimate friend of Colonel Orexel stated his with drawal would not affect either firm in a bnaineea way. He aaeerted that Orexel waa young and fond of society and wished to avoid buaineßs cares. TRAINS TAKEN OFF. Operation or the Prosoott and Arizona Central Road Stopped. Prkscott, Ariz., Oct. 20.— T. S. Bul lock, president of the Prescott and Ari zona Central Railroad arrived here yes terday and aa a result orders were is sued to withdraw traina from the road. It has been in the hands of a receiever since August lat, but baa not been tak ing in enough to meet running expenses, and since tbat time $50,000 receiver's certificates have been issued. The road is 72 milea long, but since the building of the Santa Fe, Preacott and Pbienix load, the latter has bad all tne business. Wilt ltrjtct the Negro. New York, Oct. 80.—The Herald'B Valparaiso dispatch says: The Bolivian consul here Bays while it i? not probable that his government will refuse to accept Charles J. Taylor as minister, it is not regarded as an act of policy on the part President Cleveland to Bend a colored man aa minister to a white republic. Brought Home Dead. Port Townsknd, Wash., Oct. 20.—The remains of ex-Congressman John K. Lntrell, United States commissioner of fisheries for Alaska, who died at Sitka October 4th of Bright's disease, arrived here this morning en route to San Fran cisco. They are accompanied by Mrs. Lutrell and son. Flr% nt Luinpoc. Lompoc, Cal., Oct. 20.—The Lompoc hotel in this town was burned -with nil its contents at 2 o'clock this morning. Tbe loss is about $4000; insured for $2500. It is important to know that a correct fit in fine tailoring can be had at moder ate prices from H. A. Getz, 112 West Tbird street. Ladies' bate cleaned, dyed, reshaped and trimmed. California Straw Works, 264 South Main street, opposite Third. Conn band instruments. Agency at iUsrerald'e.cor.-SpriDgand Franklin eta. THE BANDITS GOT LEFT. Woukl-Be Train Robbers at Collis, Cal. An Attempt to Hold Up the Los Angeles Express. Two Alleged Jury-Bribers Arrested in San Francisco. Congressman Cannon Condemned by the State Farmers' Alliance —A Vessel Burned st Saa 007 Oosanslde. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Oct. 20.—The Exam iner publishes n etory of an unsuccess ful attempt to hold up the Loa Angeles expreaa which left here at 5:30 p. in., Friday last. The etory ia that upon ar riving at Mendota it waa discovered that there wae a hot box, which would prevent the train from proceeding further for some time. A freight train waa sidetracked waiting for the expreaa to pull out, and it was ordered to pro ceed to Collis and wait there for tbe express to pass. Wben the freight was a few miles from Collis it was flagged by five masked men, who took it to be the express. The freight waa allowed to proceed, and at Collis the conductor no tified Modesto of tbe hold-up. The rail road officials then made up a dummy train and loaded it with anted men, but tbey made tbe run to Collis without be ing stopped. The robbers evidently an ticipated tbem. - Detectives are in search of the outlaws. No arrests have yet been made. AN EARLY MORNING BLAZE. Fire Camea Considerable Lois at Oak dale. Cal. Stockton, Oct. 20. —Several of the best bnildings on tbe main street of Oakdale were destroyed by fire at an early bonr this morning. Tbe fire started in the kitchen of tbe Eagle restaurant and hotel and epread througb Warfield'a hardware atore and Cbarlea Hare's place to the two-story brick building bnilt by the Odd Fellows, which lesisted the flames sufficiently to stop tbe fire. The blaze got such a quick start in the hotel building that the lodgers bad close work to get out. There were ten rooms for lodgers in the building and ail wer* oc- I cnpieti. By the time the fits had a good headway In tbe bnilding the entire town was aroused. Every effort was made to stop the fire, but tbe volunteers worked at a great disadvantage. The flames crept into the next store and that waa ablaze almoat before tbe people knew that the flames were spreading at all. In Bare'a store the fire made not mnch progress for tbe efforts of tbe people were concentrated there. The thick enamel of tbe Odd Fellows' building abut off all draught from tbat side. Finally the fire wae got under control at 3a. m. Tbe fire left a great hole on tbe weateideof Railroad avenue and caused a loss of fully $20,000. The loss falls on Fleming & Kurtovicb, wbo were leasees ol the hotel and restaurant, and Hod dull' Bros, owners of tbe build ing ; on D. Warfield, agent for Wells, Fargo & Co. and owner of tbe hardware store next the restaurant, and upon Cbas. Bare and Haslacher & Kabn, occupants and owners of the bnilding where the fire was stopped. The largest lose falls on the owners of tbe hotel. Tbe Wells-Fargo office is burned out. BRIBERY OR BLACKMAIL. Two of the Alleged Ourtli Jury Bribers Arrested, San Francisco, Oct. 20.—The Exam iner says ex-State Senator William J. Dunn and Frank McManus, a well-known politician, were arrested today on the charge of jurv-hribery. Tbey are charged with unduly influencing the jury which acquitted Actor M. B. Curtis of the murder of Policeman Grant. A few days ago the Kxaminer printed a story that McManus and Dunn were trying to force Curtis to pay them $8000 which tbey claimed to have expended in securing bis acquittal. This story and the subse quent development led to today's ar rests. Chief of Police Crowley said: "I do not intend to stop with the arrest of McManus and Dunn. Several people much bighor in tbe eocial scale will soon find themselves in an embarrassing predicament. Two of the Curtis jurors have done thinga that would convict them in any court of having taken bribee, and I do not propose to permit these men to go free. Attorney Wilson, who defended Cur tis, says he does not believe the jury was bribed, but thinks McManus and Dunn tried to extract money from bis client. CANNON CONDEMNED. The State Farmers' Alliance Censures the Ventura Stateatuap. Fresno, Oct. 20.— The Farmers' Alli ance Btate convention adjourned this afternoon alter passing resolutions de nouncing Congresaion Marion Cannon fcr his vote on the repeal bill. The In dustrial Legion ellected a state organiza tion with the following officers: B. W. Batcbelor, Los Angeles, commander; Mrs. Lucy Head, Freano, vice-comman der; T. A. Sanderson, Sonoma, adju tant; J, C. Gore, San Francißco, quar termaster. SHOT A JOB LOT. A Drunken Indian* Deadly Execution with a dm.. WiSNiMtrccA, Nev., Oct. 20. —A drunken Indian shot and instantly killed another ludian, also a citizen, an l wounded a colored woman, a China man and two other Indians, over a game of cards, here today, and then divesting himself of all his clothing broke for a large clump of willows about a mile above TWELVE PAGES. town with a breech-loading shotgun in his bands. An officer immediately gave pursuit with a posse of citizens, sur rounded the willows and in a short time discovered the murderer hiding half eubmerged in the water. He wae called upon tbe surrender, offered no reaiat auce and was brought to town and lodged in jail. OVERLAND FREIGHT. The Balance or Trade Now In Favor or California. San Francisco, Oct. 20.—The official reports of the Southern Pacific com pany's freight department shows that the movement of California products for eastern points ia increasing year by year. During tbe last year and a half tbe balance of trade has been in favor of California, a condition of af faire which never exiated be fore. Now tbe freight going eaat ia double the amount tbat is coming into the state. An ef fort will be made tbia year to market California apples in "tbe eaat. It ia estimated that the surplus here wilt be 500 car loada, and the Southern Pacific haa applied for a rate of 1 cent a pound on apples to Chicago. Immense quali ties of pototoes are being shipped eaat, most of them going to Texas. A BREAK FOR LIBERTY. Old Grime* Outrun* a Santa Ana Cou ntable. Santa Ana, Oct. 20. —William Grimeg, an old ex-convict, charged with the burglary of Towner's gun store, this city, was discharged on habeas corpus proceedings this afternoon, on a technical point. Constable Morgan had a warrant for his rearrest, but tbe instant the decision was rendered, Grimes picked up hie hat, ran to the door at tbe rear of tbe judge'H seat and darted down the back stairs of tbe conrt house with the constable at his beels. He outran the constable, jumped a fence and hid in a cornfield. His recapture is not probable. FIRE AT SEA. A Vaaael Thought to Have Horned Off Ooeanalde. San Dikoo, Oct. 20. — A great fire about 15 miles at sea waa seen by the people of Oceaneide tonight. It was due west and at least 15 miles from land. The strongest glasses obtainable weare brought to bear upon it, but it was impoaeible to tell for a certainty that it waa a burning vessel, though eye-witnesses are confident that no other explanation of the light cap, be given. It disappeared about 8 o'c'lock, after having attracted tbe attention of all the people along that stretfh of coast. SUFFERING AT SEA. Hardships Indnred by the Crew of the British Ship Cambrian. San Dieoo, Oct. 20.—The British bark Cambrian, Captain Meadosvcruft, ar rived today, 153 days from LoncTon, with four cases of scurvy on board. ', Several other seamen bad been afflicted with the disease during tbe voyage, bnt; are con valescent. The vessel was dolayed by alternate calms and bead winds, and intensely cold weather was experienced off Cape Horn, several of the crew hav ing frozen fingers and faces. The Boston's Bottom. AUe OIIIIUU H IKlllltlll. Vallejo, Oct. 20.—The United States crniaer Boston went on tbe ciry dock at Mare island today. Her bottom is re markably clean after her lung stay at Honolulu. In a few places the anti fouling paint had been scraped off and tbe iron plates were some what corroded and pitted by the action o4 the water. It had been reported that the Boston's hull was in a dangerous condition. Ellis Gets a New Trial. San Francisco, Oct. 20.—The Presby terian synod of California today, upon tbe recommendation of tbe judicial committee, granted a new trial to John M. Ellis, D. I>~ who waa recently tried and convicted by the San Francisco presbytery on the chargia of misappro priating church funds. Judge Gerber Will Resign. San Francisco, Oct. 20. —Judge Gar ber announced irom tbe bencb of the supreme court, tbia morning, that on November lat he will resign. THE HITABELE WAR. ISrltlnh Troop* Making FroErell io the Enemy's Country. Cape Town, Oct. 20.—There ia no truth whatever in tbe eensational re port cabled to tbe United States that the Matabeles have defeated tho British colontat forces. On the contrary the Pritiah are advancing in two columne. Each had a battle with Matabeles and routed them, afterwards forming a junc tion, and are now advancing on Bulu wayo, the capital of King Lobergnla'a territory, with every probability oi be ing able to drive him out. In one of the engagements 100 Matabeles were killed; only one British officer was seri ously hurt. The British force numbers between 2000 and- 3000. It ia estimated tbat King Lobergula can muster 10,000 to 20,000 warriors. The British forces are advancing with great caution to guard against surprise. Weeks Will Be Surrendered. New York, Oct. 20.—Tho Herald'a San Jose, Coata Rica, dispatch Bays: Coeta Rtca has agreed to aurrender to the Uuited States Francis H. Weeke, accused of embezzling trust funda in the United States. It ia underatood one of the conditions of tbe aurrender is that negotiations for a treaty of extra dition between Coata Rica and the United States will soon be opened. As soon as arrangements are completed, Weeks will be turned over to the New York detectives, who have been waiting to take him back to New York. A sea bath at home with Turk's Island aea salt is exhilarating, Recommended by al! physicians. Far sale by all drug gists; 15c a package. For sunburn and freckles use only Perfecta Face Cream; safe and aure, For aale by A. E. Littleboy, druggist. 311 South Spring street. FLEMING'S BOND. EIGHT OF THE TREASURER'S SURETIES REJECTED BY THE SUPERVISORS, AND A NEW BOND CALLED FOR. PRICE FIVE CENTS. A MOMENT'S NEGLIGENCE The Cause of the Loss of Twenty-Six Lives. An Additional Twenty-Seven Persons Injured. One of the Worst Railway Disasters Ever Recorded. An Engineer Who Disobeyed Order* Held Responsible for, the Awfel Catastrophe—Thrae Fatal Collisions. By the Associated Press. Battlk Greek, Mvteh., Oct. 20.—An error of one huma'A being—one man who crouches affrighted in a prison cell tonight—led to the greatest railroad holocaust in the history of Michigan to day, and 20 human lives paid the penalty of a moment's negligence. Two trains, both la<jen with passengers, met in a direct head-on collision on the Grand Trunh' railroad at 3:45 o'clock: this morning in the suburbs of this city, and that th« number of dead and injured is not four-.fold greater is due to tbe circumßta-ace that the collision occurred in the suburbs of this city, where the trains si tokened their speed. Twen'.y-six charred, disfigured and unrecognizable bodies lie in tbe morgue tonight, and 27 charred and bleeding victims are groaning in agony in the Charity hospital. How many of these wounded may be in the death list to morrow none can tell, f»r tbe injuries in many cases are quite unfathomable to tbe medical examination that is possible now. All that surgical science ( •an do is being done, and tbe officials of the railroad are doing all possible to alleviate the snfferings oi the victims of the dreadful disaster. DISOBEYED ORDERS. The two trains met face to face. Both were regular trains, although each was considerably behind time. One was a Raymond & Whitcomb special train re turning from the world's fair and the other tbe regular Pacific express bonnd west. The engineer of the Raymond & Whitcomb train had positive orders to sidetrack for the express at a aiding » mile east of tbis city. He ignored the | orders, and 000 feet beyond tbe siding ihe met the east bound train foil on. j Both trains were wrecked and half tha train of tbe Pacific express demolished and burned. Tbe Raymond & Whit comb train, being composed almost en tirely of heavy sleepers, escaped serious injury, and none of the excursionists lost their lives. The engineers and fire men of both trains jumped in time, but 26 passengers of the Pacific express met almost instant death. Tbe day coaches in the front part of thie train were tele scoped and burned, and of 2tt hninan re mains at the morgue tonight conjectures can only be made aa to the identity of aix. Twenty remain entirely unidenti fied. THE IDENTIFIED DEAD. The identified aie aa follows: O. 0. Vandnsen. Sproutbrook, N. V,, died in the hospital. Mrs. C. 0. Vanduson, Sproutbrook, N. V., burned to deatb alter the wreck, and before she could be extricated. W. W. Henry, Woonsocket, R. 1., burned to a crisp. Mrs. F. R. McKenzie, Middletowti, Conn., burned to a criep. T. A. McGarvey, Ontario, Can., man gled and burned. J. W. Beardley,Watkinf!, N.Y., burned and mangled. UNIDENTIFIED CORPSES. The coroner numbered each of the bodies now in the morgne consecutively, and noted the articles found on each body that might lead to identification. On one body a p.sper marked E. J. Mogon, Providence, R. 1., was found. On another a statement from John Monroe, a banker of New York, to Charles £. Werde; also a note in Utfr« man from Charles E. Wenßele to Dr. Howard fivance. An unknown baby was burned to a crisp. The following articles were found in tbe debris, but it is impossible to con nect tbem with bodies: A book, League of American Wheelmen, with the name inside of William Louis Wilson, North western University, Evari6tou\ 111., 832 Sheridan road; cards and envelope marked Miss L. B. Hayes; cards bough* of George Muir, Evanston, III.; a box of pills marked Bradley, Evanaton, 111. A bible, thoroughly wet and partially burned, giveß the following title page: "Emblem for St. Clement's class, an anchor, Hebrewa 6:10, teacher J. 8. Arch , Easter, 1888." Ihe name ia co near the edge that only " Arch" can be deciphered. There are in tbe morgue 18 bodies— eight males, seven femalea and tbree corpsea burned beyond means of identi fication or ascertaining the ccx. Immediately after the accident the maimed and injured were conveyed to the Nicholaa Memorial hoapital in this city. TUE LIST OF INJURED. The complete list of the injured as re ported at Aaaiatant Superintendent Claeßford'a office at Detroit ie: H. W. Williams, Toronto. W. A. Byerae, Port Dover, Oot. William Henry Buehnell, Brockporf, N. Y. 8. 11. Smith, Port Plain, N. Y. J. 11. Smith, Port Plain, N. V. larael Smith, Port Plain, N. Y. Berry Smith, Port Plain, N. Y. Mrs. Smith, Port Plain, N. Y. MiBB Belle Williams, Brock port, N. Y. Frederick Wertz, Rochester, N. Y. Mrs Wertz and Mica Wertz, Roches ter. Frank Turuweiui, iUiss/ieid, pa. Jennie Stewart and J. 8. Stewart, D*' ton station, 111. 0. C. Vandusan, Sprontbrook, J*. Y. (since died.) W. Thompaon, Woodstock, Ont. Frank Rogers, Woodstock, Ont.