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LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11, 1893.
THE CUBAN INSURRECTION
A Genuine Revolution Now
Fifteen Provinces Said to Be
Engaged in It.
Advantage Taken of Spain's Trouble
Formidable Armaments of Brazil's Im-
provised Fleet of War Vessels at
Mew York—Flashes From
Key West, Fla., Nov. 10.—The Cuba
revolutionists who make their head
quarters here bave received in
formation that 15 cities near
Central Cuba declared against Span
ish rule last Friday and are in open
rebellion against the government. An
armed expedition is said to be prepar
ing to leave for Cuba frpm this vicinity
within 24 hours. Large Bums of money
bave been contributed by tbeir com
patriots here, who feel sure of victory
now tbat the home government's atten
tion is turned to the trouble in Morocco.
St. Locis, Nov. 10.— A special to tbe
Republic from Key West, Fla., says no
definite news has been received from
Cnba concerning tbe reported revolu
tion, but it is rumored tbat General Ca
ri 1 10. with a large force, is in charge of
tbe Las Villas district, comprising 11
towns in the interior.
Woman Assist tho Marseilles Street Car
Marseilles, Nov. 10.—The women
employed in the match-matching shops
of this city are lending their support to
the striking street car employees. They
attacked a horre car this afternoon and
tried to intimidate tbe driver. It was
necessary to call the police to drive
them away. Three women were locked
up. Tbeir women co-laborers demanded
the release of the prisoners. Tbe re
quest was refused by the prefecture and
tbe mob of women, men aud boys, who
thereupon formed in line, was dispersed
by a squad Of cavalry.
Formidable Armament or Pelxoto's New
New York, Nov. 10. —The work on
Brazil's improvised fleet of war craft ia
being pushed night and day. The big
dynamite gun oh the El Cid will be
ready tomorrow. The Britannia is be
ing rapidly transformed into a fighting
boat nnd in a few days the Feiesen and
Javelin will be fitted with torpedo tubes.
Two rapid-firing guns are now mounted
aft on the El Cid. Provisions and stores
of all descriptions are arriving daily.
Part of tbe Britannia's outfit will con
sist of aeveral Sims-Edison fish tor
Swindlers Arrested at Liverpool.
Liverpool, Nov. 10.—Four men and
two womon bave been arrested here ou
tbe charge of gigantic swindling. Tbey
operated under two firm namei, both
claiming to be American mer
chanta and exporters. By meaue
of mutual reference* they suc
ceeded ia getting truated by 150
linns for goods to the value of many
thouaand pounds, alleged to be for tbe
American market, which they pawned
in Liverpool or sold at auction in other
French Exiles Granted Amnesty.
London, Nov. 10. —M. Henri Roche
fort confirma the newa aa regards am
nesty eaid to have been granted him and
others by the French government. M.
Kocbefort said the amnesty was a mere
political exigency. He doubted if be
would leave London, where he can do
much more than in Paris.
A Serious Matter.
London, Nov. 10.—A. dispatch to the
Times from Vienna aaye: Tbe return to
office at Athene of M. Triconpia la re
garded m Vienna cc a very serious
matter. It says it iB certain that he
cannot long act in harmony with the
king when he finds his position well
A Disastrous Accident.
Berlin, Nov. 10.—As the result of
carelessness in a chemist's shop, a die*
astroua accident occurred at Breslitovsk
yesterday. Tbe whole house was blown
to pieces and 20 persons killed and a
large number injured. Several adjoin
ing houßee were badly damaged.
A Red Hat for Satolli.
Cologne, Nov. 10.—The Yolks Zeitung
is authority for the statement that
Monsignor Satolli wi'i be made a cardi
nal at tbe next papal consistory. It
adds that Satolli'e place in America will
he taken by tbe papal nuncio at The
London, Nov. 10. —The duke of Dev
onshire addressed a great meeting of
Unionists in Ulßter hall, Belfast, last
night. He aaid the Gladatone party
was demoralized and did not appeal to
the country on the home rule question.
New Greek Ministry.
Anthbks, Nov. 10. —M. Tricnnpie ia
farming a ministry of former office-hold
erß. The list of names chosen will be
submitted to tbe king tomorrow.
All desiring a correct fit and first-class
work in merchant tailoring call on il.
A. Getz, 112 VV. Third st.
Stop tbat cough by nsing I)r. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cure. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
Fine work and stylish shapes. Take
felt and straw hatß to Thurston's straw
workß, 264 8. Main St., opposite Third.
Conn band instruments. Agency at
Fitzirerard's.cor.Sorine and Franklin sin.
THE WEEK'S CLEARANCES.
Mew Orleans and Los Angeles Slake the
New York, Nov. 10.—Following is
Bradstreet's tabulated result of the
bank clearances of the principal cities of
tbe United States for tiie week ending
Thursday, November 9th:
Clearnnces. Inc. Dec.
New York $515,108,000 .... 21.2
Chicago so,B<ii),ooo 10.5
Boston 77,049 000 .... 22.3
Philadelphia 43,253,000 .... as 6
St. Louis 23,8211,000
SnuFrauclseo.... 12 532,0 jO .... 17.7
Baltimore 11.880.0n0 .. . 15.8
Pittsburg 11,018,1X10 .... ill. i
Cincinnati 12,272.000 .... 22 3
Kansas City !» 437,000 .... 12 ]
New Orleans.... 14,118,000 10.5
Minneapolis .... 11,101.000 .... 88
Omaha 4.1157,000 .... l!».i
Bt. Paul 4.011.000 ... 20.0
Denver 2,2211,000 . .. bti.B
Portland, Ore... 1,441.000 .... 47:>
Los Angelas 850.000 3.2
Seattle .... 40.7
Tacoma 220 000 .... 40.3
Total of the leading cities in the
United States, *932,853,717, a de
crease of 20.8 per cent as compared with
the same week last year.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RECEIVERS
Most Show Cause Why They Should
Nut Be Ousted.
St. Paul, Minn, Nov. 10.—In the
United SliUes circuit court will be ar
gued the 10th of this month an order to
sbow cause against the Northern Pacific
railroad why tbe receivers should not be
discharged, and why tbe property of
the road should not be sold on execu
tion to satisfy judgments in favor of J.
E.Blake and other parties. These credit
ors say the Northern Pacific road ap
pealed to tbe United Stateß circuit court
of appeals and may appeal to the su
preme court of the United States and
give a supercedeas bond. It ia therefore
claimed that the receivers of tbe road
ought to be discharged and the receiver
ship declared void.
JOURNALISTS IN JAIL.
NO FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN
Jndge Sloane's Severe Sentence of Two
Phoenix Editors for Contempt.
Public Feeling Greatly
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 10.—In the dis
trict court today Judge Sloane fined J.
O. Dunbar, editor of the Phccuix Ga
zette, $2(10, and ordered him confined in
the county jail for o<J daya for contempt
of court. Lehgtby remarks weie .nade
before Sloane passed on the matter. One
of the points raised by Dunbar'B attor
neys waa that theigtjlient, being absent
from l'txenix at the time the contempt
nous articles were written and pub-
liahed, waa not responsible for what
appeared in tbe Gazette. Another point
waa that the Gazette company, and not
its editor, waa in contempt. The prose
cution, however, pointed out that some
daya ago Dunbar had in court declared
himseli tbe dictator of tbe policy of the
Gazette, and had claimed he owned a
controlling interest in the concern.
Two newapaper men are now in the
connty jail. Beeidea Dunbar, Frank
King, city editor of the Gezatte, ia in
for 30 daya for contempt. The com
munity ia mucb exercised over the con
dition of affairs. While some citizens
fully endorse the policy pursued by
Judge Sloane in dealing with the Ga
zette people, there are othera here mak
ing an effort to secure bis removal from
the bench on account of the punishment
inflicted on Dunbar and King.
RIOT AT BARDSTOWN.
The Populace Excited Over the Brans
Bardstown, Ky., Nov. 10.—Thia place
tonight ia in a Btate of intense excite
ment. At tbe'trinl of Phil Evane, for
assaulting Edna Hall, thie afternoon,
the testimony tended to prove the inno
cence of Evana. When Evana waa be
ing conducted from the court bouee to tbe
jail by the militia, (he ne
groes cheered him. The cheer
ing exaeperated the whites
and an outbreak occurred. Deontiea
made a charge upon the negroes and ar
rested.three. Roy Wickenhall waa badly
wounded and may die. Several negroes
and one or two whites were hort. Tbe
deputies were reinforced by tbe militia
and soon dispersed tbe mob. More
trouble may result.
A VERY SICK MAN.
Cncle Jerry Rosk Suffering Intense
Vikoqua, Wig., Nov. 10. —General
Rusk's condition is all the physicians
and family dared to hope for. Hia Buf
fering is intense, necessitating the nee
of opiates at intervale. He ia very
weak. One of hia physicians remains
with him day and night. Although the
general's case ia a very critical one, tbe
physicians hold out assurances that his
chances for recovery are good.
Five More Deaths.
Chicago, Nov. 10.—Five more deaths
have resulted from tbe collision at
Seventy-first street on tbe Rock laland
railroad. They are: Lottie Brigharn,
Chicago; Dwight W. Snow, Chicago;
W. It. Jamison. Chicago; W.J.Church,
Beverly Hill, 111.; Mrs. Lapham, Chi
cago. Thie now makes 11 deaths result
ing from the wreck. A woman supposed
to be Carrie Barnes waa identified yes
terday as Mrs. Edward Pel lean of Blue
Held for Murder.
Boston, Nov. 10.—This forenoon three
members of the Toole family, Mary,
• ged 30, Stephen, aged 31, and Michael,
aged 21, were arraigned for tbe murder
of tbeir mother and sister. Mary was
discharged. Stephen and Michael were
the grand jury.
Another Record Broken.
Tkbre.Hautb, Ind.,Nov. 10. — Another
world's record was broken thiß afternoon
when Greenlander was sent to beat the
world's stallion wagon record of 2.15,
now held by Allertou. lie succeeded in
reducing it to 2.H'j.
ASSAULTED IN HIS BUNK.
Union Seamen Perpetrate
A Sailor Badly Beaten With
The Steamer Progresao Sails With a
A Shocking Tragedy at Mouth Berkeley.
The Crnlser Olympiads Satisfac
tory Trial Trip-Pacific
By the Associated Pre**.
San Francisco, Nov. 10.—The steam
ship Progresao, chartered by the North
American Navigation company to ply
between thia city and Panama and way
ports, left tonight on her tirst voyage
for her new consignora. Several daya
ago tbe aix union firemen aboard tbe
ship told the captain that they wanted
three extra firemen and a sufficient
number of extra coal passers. The cap
tain replied that the Progresso had
been around the world with only
six firemen, but that he was will
ing to employ one extra man,
two extra coal passers, aeveral extra
eailora, and another mate. The firemen
reported the matter to the union and
were told that unless nine firemen,were
employed those at work on the vessel
mußt leave it. When tbis was reported
to Captain Anderson be told the union
men to go if so they desired. All of the
men left, except a sailor named John
Weiburat, and their places were filled
by non-union men. About 4 o'clock
this morning three men stole aboard the
Progresso. They went below, and find
ing Weiburat in his bunk, ordered him
to leave the veßsel at once. He refused,
and the men assaulted him with slung
shota and brass knuckles. They broke
his front teeth, scarred up his face, in
jured one of bis eyes and left him in
such a condition that he had to leave
tbe vessel apd go to the hospital. The
Progresao Bailed on time with a non
Two Important Committees Meet ln San
Ban Francisco, Nov. 10 —Two com
mittees from the Btate horticultural
society met today. The first, consisting
of Alfred Holman, B. N. Rowley and
John l«asc, wbb appointed to investigate
the prospects of securing markets in
cities and sections not yet reached by
growers and associations, and also with
a view to securing quicker transporta
tion on fruit shipments; what the grower
paya for transporting hie fruit, including
boxes and material, labor, etc.; what tbe
transportation companies receive, and
what proportion tbe grower obtains on
Tbe committee conferred with Traffic
Manager Gray, Freight Superintendent
Smurr, and other officers of the South
ern Pacilic company today. They were
told that trains run by the Southern
Pacific makeexcellenttime, aB compared
witb eastern trains. Tbe company claime
to run freight on a achedule of 45 hours
to Ogden, and tbe officers say whatever
delay occurs is east of that point.
Kates, the committee waa informed,
are now aa low aa it ie possible to make
them, because of the dead weight ol the
heavy reirigerator cara, the ice necessary
to keep them cold, etc. In a 60,000
--pound loaded reirigerator car the com
pany aays there is but 12,000 pounds of
fruit. Other phaaee of the committee's
work will be investigated later and will
be reported to tbe meeting at Lob An
gelea on November 21st.
The other committee was appointed to
investigate and report upon the Perkins
process of cold shipments. It alao will
report to the Loe Angelea meeting.
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY.
Fatal Termination of a Carousal at South
San Francuco, Nov. 10.—A shocking
tragedy occurred in .South Berkeley last,
night. C. W. Simons, a farmer, emptied
tbe two barrels of a shotgun into the
abdomen of William Hanson, at short
range. Simons gave himseli up to the
authorities, and tells the story that on
returning home last night he found Mrs.
Simons drinking and carousing with.
Hanson, who was a farm band.'
Alter some heated words between
the two men matters were amicably
settled and the party, including Mrs.
Simons, repaired to a saloon hard by to
drink to their friendship. After drink
ing freely for some time Simons re
quested bis wile to accompany him
borne, upon which Hanson eaid that
Mrs. Simons was going witb him,
Tbe woman indicated tier intention
to go with Hanson, upon which Simons
went home, and waa returning with a
shotgun when he met the couple ou the
way from the saloon. Simon cays that
Hanson attacked him, and as he
came againet the gun both barrels
went off. A neighbor hearing the shots
got out of bed and bbw Hanson's body
with the clothing ablaze and Simona
running away. Alter extinguishing tbe
flaruea the neighbor notified the author
QUEEN OF THE NAVY.
The Cromer Olyiupla Surpaaaeaa All
San Francisco, Nov. 10.—The new
cruiser Olympia on her first trip estab
lished her position as queen of the
United States navy. The ship made a
maximum speed of 21.26 knots, and
averaged Blightly under 21 knots
on a run of 68 knots, with a
heavy eea and a strong head
wind. As tbe Olympia was only
expected to make 20 knots, ber builders
are very happy over the trial and think
tbat when tbe official government trial
is made she can be forced np to 22
knots. This would give the Union Iron
works a bonus of $400,000 for exceeding
the speed required. The Olympia will
return here tomorrow and will go at
once into dry dock and be cleaned and
scraped preparatory to the official trial
A YOUNG INCENDIARY.
A San Francisco Youth Beta Kirn to a
San Francisco, Nov. 10. —The Clem
ent grammar echool. containing 700
young children, was discovered to be on
fire during echool hours this afternoon.
The children were marched ont in an
orderly manner when the alarm was
given and there was no panic. Tue fire
was in tbe garret and was extinguished
before much damage was done. Miles
Baird, a 14-year-old boy pupil of the
echool, was arrested on tbe charge of
arson. He confessed that he had started
the fire in the garret to see how the pu
pils would get ont of Bchool in case of a
r eal fire. Young Baird has always had
a mania for Betting buildings on fire.
Fifty Dollars Reward for Information of
San Francisco, Nov. 10. —A reward of
f6O is offered for ths recovery of the
body or direct information leading up to
the discovery of the whereabouts of
Julius Bernstein. Bernstein disappeared
from Oakland on the 27th ult„ leaving
his wife and five children. He had for
merly been a merchant at San Diego and
elsewhere, but failed, and was latterly
unablt. to secure work. On tbe date
named he left a note addressed to his
brother saying that, having become de
spondent through sickness and lack of
employment,- he waß going to jump in
tbe bay. Since then nothing has been
beard of him.
MRS. LEASE REJOICES.
THE POPULIST DEFEAT IN KAN-
SAS PLEASES HER.
She Lays the Blame un the Corrupt Ad
ministration of Governor Levell
ing and Other People's
Topkka, Kan., Nov. 10.—Mrs. Mary
K. Lease places the responsibility for
tbe defeat of the Kansas Populists on
the state administration which she calls
corrupt. She criticises severely Gov
ernor Lewelling and repudiates United
States Senator Martin as unworthy of
the support of the People's party. "No
party," oaid Mrs.. Lease, "has over been
disgraced with more corrupt men than
some of those who hold positions of
trust nnder the Populist administration.
I am jubilant over the result in Kansas.
It is not the party that is defeated, but
tbe leaders who are repudiated."
Funds Apportioned Among- the Various
Fields of Labor.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov, 10. —Bishop
Merrill presided at the second day's ses
sion of tbe National Methodist Mission
society today. The business of the day
was the apportionment among the
various missions of the $ 1,150,000 voted
yesterday for the coming year's
work. A general reduction was ordered
at tbe afternoon session, the committee
recommended that tbe present church
located in the Chinese quarter in San
Francisco be sold and that the proceeds
be devoted to buying another edifice on
the outskirts of the Chinese district.
The report was adopted. 'It voted an
appropriation of $24,000 for the use of
the Puget Sound Scandinavian distiict,
and $1000 to the Western Norwegian-
Danish district of California. The Ger
man mission was voted $4445, North
TO FIGHT IN FLUHIDA,
i Jacksonville Puts Up the stuff fur Cor
bett nnd Mitchell.
New Yobk, Nov. 10. —At the Police
Gazette office, today, Manager Rouse
I said he hud received a telegram from
Jacksonville, Fla., agreeing to the sug
> gestions made by Brady and Thompson
!at their meeting yesterday. A certified
| check is on its way here for $5000 to
defray the training expenses of Mitchell
and Corbett. Tbis is what tbe munagers
required yesterday, and in case the
Florida people do not pull off the fight,
this money iB to be forfeited to the pu
"This shows tbat Bowden and
Mason are in earnest," eaid
Mr. Rouse, "and I will
call a meeting for 3 o'clock tomorrow
at tbis office. I don't see anything now
to prevent an agreement being signed
by all parties."
JOHNSON'S FAST WORK.
He Adds Five More World's Records to
Independence, la., Nov. 10 —Tohn S.
Johnson finished his fast work done here
today, aud added five more world's rec
ords to his list. Tbey are: One-eighth
mile, rlying atart, reduced from 13 2-5
to 12 2 5 seconds; one-eighth mile,
standing, 17 1-sseconds: one-third mile,
flying start, reduced from 35 1-5 to 34 3-5
seconds; 100 yards, standing start, re
duced from 9 4 5 to 9 1-5 seconds; 100
yards, Hying start, from 5 4 5 to 4 3 5.
Only a Temporary Injunction.
Council Bluffs, la., Nov. 10. —In the
caee pending against Grand Cbief Ram
sey of tbe Order of Railroad Telegraph
ers, the first report conveyed tbe im
pression that the grand chief and others
had been removed permanently. Tha
in junction restraining them irom per
forming the function of office is only
temporary, pending bearing.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see them,
oil South Spring Btreet.
DIPHTHERIA IN THE CITY
A ROOn IN THE O.ATES
STKEET SCHOOL ORDERED
CLOSED ON ACCOUNT OP THE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WRONG MUST BE RIGHTED
Queen Liliuokalani Depo ed
by Force and Fraud.
i American Minister Stevens Is
Responsible for It.
Secretary Gr<»sham Says the o,ueen
Must Be Restored.
Nothing Short of That, In HI. Opinion.
H ill Satisfy ths Demands of Jus
tice— Greslinin*. Letter to
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 10.—Tho letter of
Secretary Gresham to the president,
dated the IBth of October, concerning
Hawaiian affairß, has been given out for
publication. In it he takes the ground
that tbe marines landed from the
United States steamship Boston at ths
time of the revolution, were not landed
to protect American life and property,
bnt to aid in overthrowing the existing
government. Their very presence, he
says, implies coercive measures against
it. Tbe provisional government wa-i
established by the action of the Amer
ican minister and by the troops landed
from the Boston, and its continued ex
istence is due to tbe belief of the
Hawaiians that in an effort to over
throw it they would encounter armed
forces of the United States. Secretary
Grestmm thinks the great wrong arcom
plahed should be undone by restoring
tbe legitimate government. Nothing
short of that will satisfy the demands
It Insists on the Restoration of Qoeen
Washington, Nov. 10.—-After tbe cab
inet meeting today the following letter
was given out ior publication by Secre
tary Greaham, which he had previously
addressed to tbe president:
Department of- State, 1
Washington, October 18, 1893. \
! To the President;
Full and impartial reports submitted
iby Hon. Jamß9 H. Blonot, vonr sneoial
commissioner to the Hawaiian islands,
i established the following facts:
j Queen Liliuokalaui announced her mi
i te.ition Saturday, January 14. 1893, to
proclaim a new constitution, but tbe op
position of her ministers and others in
duced her speedily to change her pur
pose and make a pnblic announcement
jof tbe fact! At a meeting in Honolulu
i late in the afternoon of that dcv. a so
called committee of public safety con
sisting of 13 men, being all or nearly all
present, and a majority of whom, in
cluding five Americans, were aliens,
was appointed "to consider the situation
and devise ways and means for the
maintenance of public peace and tbe
protection of life and property." The
committee met on tbe 15th or the fore
noon of the 16th and resolved, among
other things,"that a provisional govern
ment be created to exist until terms of
union with the United States of Amer
ica have been negotiated and agreed
At a mass meeting composed largely
of aliens, which assembled at 2p.m. the
last named day, tbe queen and tier sup
porters were condemned and denounced,
and the committee waß continued ami
all of its acta approved. Later tbe same
afternoon the committee uddressed a
letter to John L. Stevens, American
! minister to Honolulu, stating tbat the
; lives and property of the people were in
peril, and appealing to him and the
United States forces at his command for
assistance. This communication con
cluded : "We are unable to protect our
selves without aid, and therefore hope
for the protection of the United States
On the receipt of this letter Mr. Ste
veiiß requested Captain Wiltee, com
manding the United States steamship
1 Boston to land a for?e "for the protec
-1 tion of the United States legation, the
| United states consulate and to secure
the safety of life and property."
Well-armed troope were promptly*'
landed nnd marched through the quiet
; atreete of Honolulu, with two getting
guns, to a public hall previously aecured
by Mr. Stevena for their accommoda
tion. This hall waa just across tiie
Btreet from the government building,
and in plain view of the queen'a palace.
The reason lor thus locating tha
tary will presently appear.
The governor of toe islsnd immedi
ately addressed to .Vlr. Stevena a com
munication, protesting eta nst the act
as an unwarranted invasion ol Hawaiian
soil, and reminding him that the proper
authorities had never den'ed permission
to the naval forces of the United Stales
to land for drill or any other proper
About the same time the queen's min
ister of foreign affairs sent a not*- to
Mr. Stevens asking why troops had
been landed, and informing hi in that
the proper authorities were willing and
abie to afford full protection to the
American legation and all American
interests in Honolulu. Only evjpive
i replies were sent to these couirnnniea*
While there were no raan : (citations
<of excitement or alarm if the city ai d
the people were ignorant ol the cot.'*
i templatad movement, a comciitte ■
i entered the government bui'diug. a t*r
\ first ascertaining that it was unguard-d,
j and one of their number, a citizen tv
' the United States, read a prorlsmat.<-;.
! declaring the existing government over
i thrown and a provisional governmnu I
established in its place, "to exist until
I terras of union with tbe United Stales
!of America had been negotiated and
No audience was present when tbe
proclamation was read, but during the
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