OCR Interpretation


The herald. [microfilm reel] (Los Angeles [Calif.]) 1893-1900, December 12, 1893, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of California, Riverside; Riverside, CA

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042461/1893-12-12/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

TODAY'S FORECAST.
FOR THE DISTRICT OP SOUTH
ERN CALIFORNIA: FAIR WEATH
ER; SLIGHT TEfIPERATURE
CHArVQES; WESTERLY WINDS.
VOL. XLI. NO .H2.
REMEMBER!
That in les3 than two weeks our
Liberal Gift Sale closes. Saturday,
the 23d inst., will be the last day.
Why should you not get the beau
tiful $400 Piano ?
The fine $150 Bicycle will be a
grand present for your boy.
Bear in mind the Round-Trip
Ticket to the Midwinter Fair.
The two Dinner Sets are beau
ties; look at them in the window.
Make a $5 purchase and become a
participant.
the date—DEC, 23.
Mullen, Bluett i Go.
LEADING CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS,
COR. SPRING cSc FIRST STREETS
Crystal Palace.
188-140-142 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
FOR CHRISTMAS We Now Show a Magnificent Display
of Novelties in Every Line.
Fin»» ' ..aments in Art Goods,
Rich Cut Glassware, Choicest Decorated China,
Elegant Piano and Banquet Lamps,
Rogers Bros.' Silver-Plated Ware and Cutlery.
LOOK FOR THE BARGAINS
On Our 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c, $1, $150, $2 Counters.
M EYBERG BROS.
yf? Two Gold
!S> AWARDED
World's Fair Convention of the Piotoppliic Assoc'd.
• |The ONLY Photographer ot tho Pacific Coast Exhibitors Receiving an Award.)
WORLD'S FAIR MEDAL. OF" HONOR.
Four Silver First-Prize Medals, San Francisco, February, 1893.
AD Premiums and Diplomas Awarded at Late Los Angelea Fai
STUDIO 220 SOUTH SPRING ST
OPP. LOS ANGBLEB THEATER AND HOLLBNBECK.
BARKER BROS.,
STJCCE-SORS TO BAILEY & BARKER BROS..
Stimson Block, Comer of Thirl and Spring Streets.
jJeT-v. LOOK OVER OUR
n ,mk£jl Furniture, Carpets a Draperies
i^'k^t^^^^^Lp'^ l -- ,| f"*™l And sco how many new and sensible
t things from which to select
aK-f-Bfilf CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
For your loved ours. This is the season for
IT Jt =rJL>- vooa dinners and general thanksgiving.
«£. • .'—ll.llll ■ 1 _ I Be thankiul that you can have to good a
«&.rraaU JSk ft selection ot sensible, enduring and neoes
<o sary articles to kivc articles that make a
ew»«.sWW Jr"Ssx , *sta, csstle ot joy out ol every home they enter,
"»**■• ~ aud at prices within the reach of all.
— — —
The STANDARD Sewing Machine took first
prize at the World's Fair. Fastest I Quietest 1
easiest on earth 1 Try it and you will surely buy
it. WILLIAMSON BROS.' MUSIC STORE,
327 S. Spring st.
—i 1 1' ,1.1. II UJI
The AbbotsforcL Inn,
COR. EIGHTH AND HOPE STS., LOS ANGELES, CAL.
The most attractive, sunny, comfortable Family and Tourist Hotel
in the city, xoo rooms, en suite or single—«Jl new, with superior fur
nishings. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room.
Aicjrican Plan. Transient rates $3 per day; special rates by the week.
BY J. J, MARTIN.
The Herald
LOS ANGELES; TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1893.
DOWN WITH ANARCHISM.
The Reds to Be Weeded Out
of France.
Eepressive Laws Enacted by
vl\fi Depnties.
The Government Strengthened by the
Date Outrage.
An Overwhelming R'iejorlry In Favor of
the New legislation Vaillant Con
tinues to aiory In Hia Das
tardly Crime.
By ihe Art octal ed Press.
Paris, Dec. 11. —A cabinet council
wag held this afternoon. A bill was
agreed npon to be submitted to tbe
chamber providing for the repression of
auarcby. Caaimir-Perier presented a
few measures to the chamber. He
dwelt upon the necessity of passing
them, saying they would not encroach
upon true liberty. His remarks were
greeted with profound cheering. Tbe
first of these bills makes it a penal
offense to publish incitements to corn
nut outrages by the use of explosives.
Tbe second regulates the manufacture
and possession of explosives. The third
extends the powers of the police for the
repression of anarchistic agitat on and
for preventing anarchistic outrages.
The fourth provides for police super
vision uf anarchist societies.
THE PREMIER EXPLAINS.
Casimir-Perier. who wsb frequently
interrupted by applause, explained that
the bii! to modify the press law provides
for making it a penal offense to publish
incitements to pillage or murder or com
mit incendiary crimes, aud also provides
that the glorification of crimes be pun
ished by live years' imprisonment, and
the authorities shall have power to
make preventive arrests and seizures.
Goblet opposed immediate discussion
of the bill, claiming he feared it would
encroach upon the liberty of tbe press,
and appealed to the departments not to
lose their heads. Goblet's remarks were
followed with cheers irom the Leftists
and greeted with protests from the Cen
trists.
A SWEEPING VICTORY.
Pelletan moved to adjourn the debate
until tomorrow, but amid a scene of con
siderable enthusiasm upon the part of
the supporters of the government, this
motion was rejected by a vote of 404 to
143. Tbe announcement of tne result
v as greeted with load cheering.
Rnmel then moved that the govern
ment's bill be sent to the committee
immediately.
Caemir-Porier promptly opposed tbia
motion amid the loud applause ol the
Centrists, which was accompanied by
the protests of the Leftists. A scene of
great exciteiuent followed, but the gov
ernment again won a sweeping victory,
the m won being rejected by a vote ol
889 to 156.
Viviani eaid the Socialuts wnnted to
discuss laws and not adopt tbem with
out debate. Amid considerable inter
ruption Viviani continued, laying the
Socialists would not consent to rush tbe
bills through.
A SOCIALIST UPROAR.
Toussaint, Socialist, created an up
roar by declaring tbe majority of depu
ties were panic-stricken and were ready
to adopt any measure which tbe govern
ment brought forward. Finally, in spite
of the protests of the Socialists, an im
mediate discussion of tbe bills was or
dered.
lioißserin demanded that tbe minister
of justice, Dubost, should give the
ct'amber full explanations concerning
the proposed modifications of the press
Uw;
Dubost, gieeted with cheers from the
majority of tbe members, warmly re
plied tbat the new preeslaw was only
destined to hinder crime (loud cheering)
and associations of anarchists, "whose
leaders," the minister loudly exclaimed,
"are known to tbe government"
(cheers), and it was against thin class
the government aimed its repressive
measures. [Cheers.]
Boiaeerin then proposed an amend
ment, which the government opposed
amid loud cheering, and which was re
jected by a vote of 3(30 to 813, tbe result
being received with loud cheers from
the friends of law and order.
After further diecussiou the bill was
adopted by a vote of 413 to 130, and the
chamber adjourned.
EXCITEMENT DYING OUT,
The excitement resulting from the
throwing of tbe bomb in the chamber
of deputies, Saturday, has somewhat
subsided, and the people are now look
ing to the chamber to enact measures to
stamp out tbe reds. Previous to tins
outrage tbe union of tbe Socialists and
anarchists was strong enough in the
chamber to overthrow one government,
and tbey were confident of being able to
do tbe same with the existing govern
ment, but Vaillant's dastardly perform
ance seems to have greatly strengthened
the hands of the government and put it
in a position to make an effectual fight
agafnst anarchy.
It is believed this act, which haa aent
chills chasing up and down the spine of
every monarch in Europe, will result in
joint action by France, England, Spain,
Italy and Austria for the extradition and
severe punishment of all proved to have
engaged in an anarchistic conspiracy.
vaillant's bravado.
Vaillant still defiantly professes to
glory in his act, and declares be bad no
accomplices, but this tbe police do not
believe and are at work on clues looking
to arrest others in connection with the
affair. It is believed Vaillant will be
speedily tried and executed. It appears
that Marchal, the name which he first
gave, is the name of his mistress Whom
be enticed away from her husband,
having deserter his own wife in Amer
ica and came to France last.January.
He went to board at Marshal's house.
Madame Marshal hae told the police the
story of bow he succeeded in separating
her from her husband, and then made
her work from morning till night to
support hfm, and abused her terribly
when she no longer had money to give
bim.
AN IMPORTANT CAPTURE.
The police have searched the apart
ments of a Dutch anarchist named
Cohen, finding copper tubea to be used
aa bombs and documents of the utmost
importance, including a thousand letters
from anarchists in all parts of Germany,
which will enable the police to place the
German authorities in possession of a
list of ail tbe centers of anarchy in that
country. Deputy De Jean, an extreme
socialist, has written a letter in Le
Matin, excusing Vaillant.
NO ACCOMPLICES.
An examination of the suspects fails
to disclose tbat Vaillant had any accom
plices. The other men detained cannot
be connected with the outrage. Four
are now held and these will be charged
with vagrancy.
In reply to questions by tbe minister
of justice as to bis motive, Vaillant said:
"It would be useless to explain my mo
tive to yon. You are a bourgeois and
would not understand."
SOCIALISTS INDIGNANT.
A meeting of Socialists was held in the
Maiaon dv Pueple tonight, and the pro
posed repressive measures of the gov
ernment were violently denounced. The
rpeakers declared it 'vas unjust to cast
tUe stigma of Bucb an outrage as tbat
committed in the chamber of deputies
Upon the Socialists.
NEW REGULATIONS.
The committee of tbe chamber of
deputies has decided that it iB impossi
ble to abolish tbe constitutional regula
tion which provides admission to the
gallery of the first 17 persons who
arrive, in order to insure publicity to
debates, but tbe committee has deter
mined that in the future tiieee 17 persons
shall be compelled to give their names
and addresses before being admit
ted. No visitors will be admitted
to the waiting halls hereafter unless pro
vided with a letter from a deputy giving
an appointment. Only members of that
chamber and journalists will be admitted
to the sails dcs pas perdus, and news
paper men will be under otrict sur
veillance. The senate will adopt simi
lar regulations. '
TROOPS AND PEASANTS.
SERIOUS RIOTING IN A COMMUNE
OF ITALY.
A JVfob Wreolts Bloody Vengeance for
the Killing or Eight of Its Mem
bers—A riangninary Eucouu
at liltonote, Italy.
Palermo, Dec. 11.—Serious rioting
took place in tbe commune Giardinello
yesterday. The disturbances were in
stigated by tbe Fasco del Laveratore so
ciety. Troops were hastily summoned
from Montolepre, and upon arriving at
Giardinello the soldiers wem attacked
by a mob and a savage conflict followed.
Finally tbe soldiers, mistaking an order,
fired upon tbe rioters, killing eight aud
wounding three. None of the soldiers
were hurt. Further troops were sum
moned, but before their arrival tbe mob
had fled.
Alter the rioters had dispersed the
troops retired to town to await reinforce
ments. The mob returned to the vicini
ty of the town ball and resumed the at
tack with increased violence. They en
tered the home of tbe town clerk and
murdered bim and his wife, and after
looting the premises departed, carrying
tbe heads of their victims away with
on pikes. A serious conflict is expected
when the troops attempt to arrest those
who took part in the terrible crime.
Rome, Dec. 11. —Tbe inhabitants of
Bitonote attacked gendarmes for inter
fering with fireworks in the celebration
of a religious festival. The officers fired
and killed a peasant. The mob drove
the gendarmes to the barracks. They
then caught Customs Officers Cnrci,
saturated bis clothing and set it afire.
He way rescued by tbe gendarmes, but
was so badly burned tbat he will die.
HOIIVK PROCEEDINGS I .
An Agreement Reached for Considera
tion or the Utah Bill.
Washington, Dec. 11.—In tbe bouse
today when the morning hour arrived
Kilgore of Texas was about to call up
the bill for the admission of Utah, when
Dingley, ou behalf of the Republican
aide, made a statement declaring the
bill of too much importance to be con
sidered during the morning hour, but
no objection would bo made from his
side if ample opportunity were allowed
for debate and amendment. Thereupon
General Wheeler asked unanimous con
sent that tomorrow and Wednesday,
after tbe morning hour, be set aeide for
its consideration. Without objection
the order wbb made. It is nnderstood
tbat a delegation of Republicans from
Utah waa instrumental in inducing the
Republican leaders to recede from op
position to the bill.
The bill to review claims arising out
of the captured and abandoned act
aroused the opposition of the Republi
cans, and notice was served on the Dem
ocratic side by Reed tbat this bill could
only be considered under tbe stress of a
special order from the committee on
rules.
A bill was passed making it compul
sory for all steam vessels of 1000 tons
burthen to have, when nnder way, one
engineer and one helper in the engine
room, and all such vessels to carry two
licensed engineers. The bill is not ap
plicable to ferry boats which run leas
than 10 Hours daily.
Removal.
Polaaki Broß., merchant tailors, have
removed to rooms 113, 114, 115, eecond
floor, Stimson building, Spring and Third
streets.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see them,
311 South Spring street.
A PARAMOUNT SUBJECT.
The Unexpected Happens in
the Senate.
Hoar Springs a New Hawaiian
Resolution.
The President Called Upon for More
Information.
An Impeachment of His Right to Ap
point a Special Diplomatic Officer
Without the Advice and Con
sent of the Senate.
By tho Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 11.—In the senate
today the unexpected happened and the
expected failed to materialize. The ex
pected political debate on tbe federal
elections law repeal was averted by Hill
acquiescing in the suggestion of Hoar
that the bill should be referred to the
committee on privileges and elections.
On the other hand, no one expected de
bate on the Hawaiian question until the
resolution calling for information by tbe
senate last week had been complied
with by the executive. Today Hoar
submitted another resolution calling
upon the president for specific answers
to questions which literally complied
with would lay before the senate and
the country the history of the actions of
tbe present administration on tbe Ha
waiian mutter. After a lively debate
between the author of the resolution
aud Gray, the resolution went over until
tomorrow.
THE HOAR RESOLUTION.
Tbe resolution is as follows:
That the president be requested to
inform tbe senate if, in hie opinion, it be
not inconßiatant with public intereat,
whether any person whose name has
not been submitted to the senate for ad
vice and conaant j and if so, what person
has been appointed since the 4th day of
March, 1893, to represent the United
t tateß in the Hawaiian islands, and
whether juch person has been accredited
to the president of the executive and
advisory council of the Hawaiian isl
ands, and whether such person baa been
presented to the head of the government
of the Hawaiian islands, and whether
any and if so, what authority has been
given to such person touching the rela
tions of this government to tlie then ex
isting or other government of the Ha
waiian islands and the protection of
American citizens therein, and whether
any discretion or power has been com
mitted to auch person to de
termine when a naval force of
the United Statea should be
lauded therein or withdrawn therefrom ;
and whether any authority has been
committed to such person to use phys
ical force in the territory of said govern
ment, or to land au armed force there;
and whether such pereon lias been
authorized, or has in fact corresponded
in regard to the public affairs of the
government of tbe Hawaiian islands
with any private person, newspaper or
any other periodical, or lias been author
ized to, or has in fact undertaken to
receive in said Hawaiian islands the
testimony of any privrte person, or has
requested or received written commu
nications from any private person in
regard to the lawful and existing
government there, or the circumstances
under which said existing government
was established, or any other matters
relating to tbe public affaira thereof,
and if any such appointment or author
ity has been made or given, further to
inform the senate whether theeame was
made or given at a time when the senate
was in session, or has continued in force
during any session of tbe senate or
of congress, or any part thereof, arid
further, whether such appointment or
authority was communicated to the
senate during any session thereof; and
further, whether any person has accept
ed or undertaken any correspondence
with the government of Hawaii, or with
any private person, to describe himself
ac commissioner of the United States.
hoar's remarks.
Hoar, in tbe courae of his remarks on
the resolution, said if it were true tbat
the president (the senate being in ses
sion) authorized an officer to exercise
paramount diplomatic authority in an
other country with which the United
States was at peace, authorized bim to
employ at his discretion the naval force
of tbe United States, and had given him
a title which waß enumerated as one of
the diplomatic officers in the act of con
gress, he was standing upon very slip
pery ground, and had better step on
terra firma rapidly and at once.
[Laughter.]
"The ostrich puts hia head in tbe
sand," said Hoar, "and thinks he will
not be Been; the rhinoceros hides in
hia mndpuddle and breathes through
his nose, and thinks be will not be seen;
but neither of these are fit and suitable
precedents for tho president of the
United Stateß. The people will know
the truth of the matter."
GRAY DEFENDS CLEVELAND.
Gray said Hoar had scolded through
the previous administration of Cleve
land, and had scolded Cleveland in the
White House again. In the conrse of
his remarks, Gray said he believed the
policy of Cleveland was not only that of
justice and magnanimity, but one of
non-interference.
THE PARAMOUNT COMMISSIONER.
Hoar commented upon the fact that
information communicated by the presi
dent to certain senators nnder tbe seal
of confidence had been freely given out
to the representatives of four newspapers
known to be zealous, thorough-going, he
had almost said unscrupulous, support
ers of the administration. One of tbe
allegations was tbat the president on
the 7th day of March, 1893 (tbe senate
being then in session), commissioned n
person to go to Hawaii, accrediting him
by letter as commissioner iron, this gov
ernment, and said in his letter of in
structions he waß to be pcramount as
TEN PAGES.
the representative of the United States
in the Hawaiian islands.
If that allegation were true, said
Hoar, it seemed to him as gross a viola
tion of the conatitution of the United
States as ever charged upon or imputed
to any public official. It was not neces
sary to say to the senate or to the ad
ministration people that an attempt to
usurp the power of appointing or com
missioning auch an officer without the
consent of the senate waß an attempt to
usurp all tbe diplomatic relations of the
government.
DCFKKESCE TO JOHN BOLL.
Hoar read an Associated Press cable
gram from London attributing to Bay
ard the statement that there could be
no reversal of a policy based simply on
juetice and magnanimity, and tbat no
advantage would be taken of the weak
ness of the Hawaiian islands. He aaid
if that dispatch were true, it waa also
true that Great Britain had been taken
into a confidence which the administra
tion, the senate and the American
people had not shared.
In the course of bis speech Hoar said
when it was known that tbe president's
message had been published in London
in the morning papers in advance of
its delivery to congreaa, it was supposed
to be one oi those accidents for which
nobody especially is responsible, but
no such explanation could be made in
this case. Hoar said he desired to have
tbe Hawaiian question separated from
all questions in regard to which the
parties were divided.
Overdue Steamers.
San Francisco, Dec. 12.—At 2 a.m.
the steamer Oceanic, due from Hono
lulu, has not been sighted.
Victoria, B. 0., Dec. 11.—At 2 a.m.
the steamer Arowa, dne here from Hono
lulu, had not arrived.
The Alameda Detained.
San Francisco, Dec. 11.—Owing to the
delay of the English mails the steamer
Alameda which was to have sailed for
Honolulu on December 14th, will not
leave until the 15th.
A Verdiot for tha Defendants.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 11. —Wm. Bruce
brought suit against the Iron Holders'
union for $10,000 damages, claiming he
haß been unable to obtain work for
three years past because he is not a
member of the union. The jury re
turned a verdict for tbe defendants.
AFFAIRS AT HONOLULU.
ADVICES FROM THE ISLANDS VIA
YOKOHAMA.
The Provisional Governmant Still In
Power November 88th—Thoy Will
BeiUt to the Utmost tho
Queen's Restoration.
Copyrighted, 1893, by the Associated Press.
Yokohama, Dec. 11, 7:45 p. m. —The
steamer China, which left San Francisco
November 21st and Honolulu probably
about November 28tb, has just arrived
here. An Associated Press correspond
ent immediately went aboard and had
an interview with the officers and pas
sengers regarding the situation in Ha
waii. They stated that when the steamer
left the islands the provisional govern
ment was still in power and was main
taining a very determined attitude.
Much excitement prevailed among busi
ness men and the people generally, and
the action of the United States govern
ment was awaited with the greatest anx
iety. The members of the provisional
government were resolute in their declar
ations against the restoration of the
monarchy, and openly expressed their
intention of resisting to the utmost any
attempt President Cleveland might make
to reinstate the queen.
MO PROTECTORATE.
Japan Will Not Aaaume Jurisdiction
Over Hawaii.
Washington, Dec. 11. —It can be
stated positively that Japan has no
purpose of assuming a protectorate
over Hawaii in case the United States
should lose or abandon its status there.
Reports have been persistently circu
lated of late as to Japan's intentions of
advancing her control of the islands,
and a statement published today by
Henry Smith of Buffalo, who has just,
returned from Hawaii, says if the pro
visional government retires it will be
succeeded by a protectorate by Japan or
Great Britain. At the Japanese lega
tion here this statement was declared
to be visionary so far as Japan ia con
cerned. A Japanese warship was sent
to Honolulu some time ago, in order to
insure protection during tbe critical
times to' the 20,000 Japanese on the
islands. This wbb not a step
towards acquiring or controlling Ha
waii, as it is not to the interest
of Japan to extend her present govern
mental relations with the islands. They
are 14 days' sail from Japan and she has
no other possessions in that locality
which would make Hawaii valuable to
ber as a strategic naval station. More
over, it was added, the interests of Japan
undoubtedly will be best served by
maintaining ber present relations with
Hawaii. These are guaranteed by
treaty and give the Japanese on the
islands many privileges and assurances
of protection which Japan would not
care to disturb. The treaties were made
during the reign of the queen, but have
been fully lived up to by the present
government, so fully tbat Japanese im
migration to Hawaii continues unabated.
Stop that cough by using Dr. St.
John's cough syrup. We refund your
money if it fails to cnre. For sale by
Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and
Spring sts.
Thurston's Millinery and California
Straw Works, 264 S. Main street, oppo
site Third.
Removal sale—Musical goods. Frice°
no object. Fitsgeraid's, corner Spring
and Franklin.
FIRST STREET CUT.
MRS. DE SHEPHERD LOSES
HER SUIT, AND THE WAY NOW
CLEAR FOR OPENING THAT
THOROUGHFARE.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THE BRAZILIAN REVOLT.
It Assumes a More Serious
Aspect.
De Gama's Defection Gives It
Prestige.
His Declaration for the Monarchy Is
Important.
A Long and Severe Civil War In Pros"
pect — Cable Communication Cut
Cffßntween Montevideo and
Kio I>e Janeiro.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 11.—The Brazilian
revolution has assumed a new and much
more serious aspect by the declaration
of Admiral de Gama in favor of the
revolution and tho restoration of tbe
empire. Minister Mendonca doeß not
seek to belittle the seriousness of De
Gama's defection. "I know Gama per
sonally and most intimately," eaid the
minister, "and I realize that he gives
the rebels power and prestige they have
never before had. Although he in a
rear-admiral of the same rank rb Melio,
yet De Gama is recognized as the most
popular and most able man in the navy.
The entire navy is likely io follow De
Gama, for he has a controling influence
over most of the officers of the navy
and those who would not follow him
through respect, would do so in fear of
him."
THE INSURGENT FLEET.
Admiral De Gama has two protected
cruisers and two lesser war ships inßide
the harbor. Admiral Mello has the
ironclads Aquidaban and Republica out
aide the harbor.
Mendonca said De Game's declaration
in favor of restoring the empire would
probably stimulate tbe exiled relicts of
the old emperor to contribute large sums
towards restoration. "The pretender is
related to some of the oldest and wealth
iest noble houses in Europe," said he.
"They will probably come forward
with money to supply food and ammu
nition for the naval forces of De Gama
and Mello. There is a colony of old
Brazilian imperialists at Paris and an
other in Portugal. Tbe Bonrbona of
Spain are also related to the pretender."
ASSURANCES FROM ABROAD.
"I have little doubt tbat Admiral De
Gama had assurances in advance from
these wealthy and royal sources before
he declared for tbe empire. I know
him to be an exceedingly careful man ;
so much so that he wonld be likely to
take the precaution to secure in advance
the co-operation of the imperialists
abroad.
"One thing is certain, however, and
that is that the monarchy will never be
restored in Brazil. The effort for it by
De Gama may bring civil war and dis
rupt Brazil, but can never succeed, as
Republican institutions are too firmly
planted to be shaken."
THE DANGER LINE.
The navy department today received
tbe following from Commander Picking
at Rio: "The Brazilian government
has requested consuls to warn vessels
to move from their present anchorages,
and has drawn a line inside over which
it is dangerous to venture. This pre
vents tbe discharge of cargoes at the
wharves."
This is interpreted to mean tbe an
chorage and wharves have come within
tbe line of fire of tbe forts and Mello's
ships, and tbat it is not safe to come
within that line.
SOMETHING IMPORTANT.
New York, Dec. 11.—The Herald's
special says fighting continues between
the rebel warships and loyal forts at
Nictheroy. Cable communication be
tween Rio and Montevideo has been cut
off, and it is suspected something im
portant has happened.
VENEZUELAN REBELS.
A Scheme to Capture All the Important
Seaport Towns.
New York, Dec. 11.—The World will
say tomorrow: It is ascertained that
there is a project in New York to equip
a war vessel to go to Venezuela and cap
ture the important seaport towns and
gain possession of the custom houses.
The revolutionary movement in Venezu
ela against Crespo is in the hands of
groups of exiles in New York. Paris and
the West Indies, which are abundantly
supplied with money. In the event of
the success of the revolution it is be
lieved General Peraza, now living in
Brooklyn, will be made president of the
republic.
WAITING lOK A REPLY.
A Denver Editor Asks the President for
Information.
Denver, Dec. 11.—The editor of the
Times Ibis morning sent the following
telegram to President Cleveland:
"For the information of tbe people of
Colorado, will you kindly make a publio
statement as to the effect in the east of
the repeal of the so-called Sherman act?
Tbe many thousands who have been
thrown out of employment in this state
by its repeal are ready to hear that it
has resulted in the restoration of pros
perity elsewhere."
Confirmations.
Washington, Dec. 11.—Tbe senate has
confirmed the following nominations:
Joseph B. Doe of Wisconsin, assistant
secretary of war; Col. E. S. Otis, Twen
tieth infantry, brigadier general; Col.
Geo. D. Ruggles, assistant adjutant
general, adjutant general with the rank
of brigadier general, and a number of
other army promotions.
jluiflrfrau Bankers Suspend.
Rome, Dec. 11.—The Maquay Hoooer
company, American bankers, have sus
pended, owing chiefly to losses suffered
through the failure of the banking
house of Dv Fresne at Florence.

xml | txt