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The STANDARD Sewing Machine took first prize at the World's Fair. Fastest 1 Quietest 1 Easiest on earth ! Try it and you will surely buy it WILLIAMSON BROS.' MUSIC STORE, 327 S. Spring st. The Abbotsford Inn, COR. EIGHTH AND HOPE BTS., LOS ANGELES, CAL. The most attractive, sunny, comfortable Family and Tourist Hotel In the city. 100 rooms, en suite or single—all new, with superior fur nishings. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room. American Plan. Transient rates $3 per day; special rates by the week. BY J. J, MARTIN. The Herald LOS ANGELES; THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 18!J;3. HAWAIIAN INFORMATION. Both Branches of Congress Clamoring for It. The Hoar Resolution Taken Up in the Senate. Frye's Criticism of Commissioner Blount's Report. Senator Veal'a Observations—The limine Pataes the Ctah Bill and Alao Adoptii Illtt'a Hawaiian Resolutions. By tbe Associated Pres?. Washington, Dec. 13. —The presiding officer laid before tbe senate today the resolution offered Monday by Hoar, call ing on the president ior iurther inform ation on the Hawaiian matter. Frye of Maine addressed the senate thereon. Krye then turned to the Blonut report. He did not know how far tlie report was before the senate, but it was before the country -n its entirety, and before the house of repreeeutativee in it] entirety. There waa therefore no delicacy in refer ring to it, as it was pubic property. "Now, I wish to say," said Frye witd great gravity and much emphasis, "in relation to that report, that in my judg ment it is tbe most dangerous report on wbich any United States senator can afford to make any serious attack on the character of any private citizan of the United States, I affirm," continued Frye, "that Blount in his report lias not written one Bingle unvarnished line of truth, nor given one unprejudiced opinion, nor rendered one impartial judgment." TUB ATTACK OH STEVENS. Frye said he assumed tbis was an at tack on Stevenß ; that he had dishorored tbe flag; that he had committed an act of piracy. "I thank heaven no citi zen of Maine ordered the flag down, and I compliment the admiral who did haul it down, that in his dispatch hesaye: 'In obedience to the orders of Commis sioner Blount.' "1 have no doubt," said Frye, "it may become necessary to break Stevens down. I have had reliable information since I came into tlie senate this morn ing, which cays the purpose of the ad ministration is to charge that Stevens waß a party to corruption employed to break down thequeen's government and establish a revolutionary government." Gray requested Frye's authority for such a statement, bat the latter said he wan not at liberty to give it. VEST SPEAKS EOB HIMSELF. Vest disclaimed speaking as an advo cate or special defender of the adminis tration, but spoke aa an American sena tor and an American citizen. He re ferred to Stevens as one who believes "the earth belongs to the saints and we are the saints." [Laughter.] Stevens and the Americans in Hawaii had Christianized the natives and under the name of God taken possession of the land and divided it among themselves. He warmly defended Blount, saying a purer man, publicly and privately, had never appeared in the arena of Ameri can politics. Tbe crime committed by tbe president, for which his impeach ment was threatened, was tbat he did not favor tbe annexation of the islands. If tbat wae a crime, Vest himself was a criminal and so were a majority of the American people. Vest attacked annexation as oppoied to tbe traditional policy of Washington, Jefferson. Jackson, Buchanan, and now Cleveland. He said : "As I understand the condition of affairs in Hawaii, the provisional government is a de facto government. It ia today the de facto government, and any assault upon it on the part of the United States or any other country must be an act of war, which can alone be brought about by the action of congress. Ido not under stand that Greaham meant that armed force would be employed." WILLIS* INSTRUCTIONS. Coming to the instructions to Willis, Vest said: "If it should turn out that thoso instructions were to restore the queen by armed force no one will depre cate it and none resist tbe doctrine to any extremity more than myself. I re peat it would be an act of war. It seems to me impossible that the secre tary of state and the president of the United Statea should have come to the conclusion tbat, without the action of congrese, they could do any auch thing. But aa I understand the position of tbe administration now, as given in tbe in structions to Blount, it is Bim ply a repetition and reaffimation of the time - honored doctrine of our country in every administration. Except ao far aa it was necessary to pro tect, under international law, the prop erty and persona of American citizens legitimately residing there, I should leave tbe opposing factions to aettle tbe question of sovereignty for themselves." Hoar discussed the question of pre* cedents for Blount's appointment and aaid only a few of them (not more than 30 at most) applied to tbe case. The resolution was then referred to the committee on foreign affairs. A TARIFF HILL. Morrill addressed tbe senate on tbe tariff question. His speech was devoted mainly to a comparison of the practices of this country with those of Great Britain on the question of tariff, and of tbe industrial conditions of the two countries, and to criticism of the Demo cratic party for its tendency to follow English precedents. At tbe close of Morrill's speech the senste went into executive session, after which it adjourned. PAPE as NOT FORTHCOMING. No intimation can be secured from tbe Whit* Honse or from the state denart ment as to tbe probable time of sending tbe Hawaiian papers to the senate. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. The TJtah Bill Paiifid and the Hltt Reso lutions Adopted. Washington, Dec. 13.—The bill for the admission of Utah wbb passed with out division by the house at the con clusion of tbe debate. The only amend ments of importance incorporated in the enabling act were one by Powers of Ver mont prohibiting polygamy forever and another by Wheeler reducis*. by one half the land granted to the state for common school purposes. HITT'S HAWAIIAN RESOLUTION. Just before adjournment the resolu tion of Hitt calling for the correspond ence in the Hawaiian affair, amended so as to include the extension of the period to be covered by the correspond ence to .Marrh, 1889, tho beginning of the Harrison administration, was taken up and passed. It was expected that a liveiy debate would occur when tho res olution waß reported buck to tho bouse, but Hitt refrained from criticism and there waa no explosion. Bontelle, who manifested a disposition to speak, waß taken off his feet by a motion to order the previous question. NBWI.ANDS' MAIDEN SPEECH. Newlanda of Nevada made his maiden speech in support of the admission of Utah. He thought Utah fully prepaied for statehood, hut objected to leaving the question of the allotment of lands in Utah to the bureau officers at Wash ington, who did not understand the con ditions there. The United States should co-operate in the reclamation of the arid lands of thnt region. Iv defending Ne vada, be aaid he was unable to under stand why there should be so much aversion to the state, wbich, when the country was in revolution, had poured $000,000,000 into the treasury. New lands claimed that the cause of the present depression in Utah was the re sult of legislation leveled at ber inter ests. Silver, that enabled tbe country to resume specie payments, bad been stricken down, and now tbe Democratic tariff bill proposed to crush Nevada's sheep-raising and borax mines by plac ing wool and borax on the fiee list. UNION OF UTAH AND NEVADA. Dales of Alabama proposed the union of Utah and Nevada. He had observed that Navada continued to lose popula tion and that it was a question as to what was to become oi Nevada. He bad no doubt of the intelligence of the people of Nevada, but tbe fact could not be controverted that the population waa decreasing. The censuß of 1890 gave her 40,000, and recent San Francisco papers Bay tbat her population has since been reduced to 33,000. If her mining industry continues to be depressed her population, Oates said, would continue to lail uff Utl it mrght get down to 20, --000. SUNDRY AMENDMENTS. Mahon offered an amendment reserv ing to congreas tbe right to prohibit and pnnish polygamy, continue the present laws in lorce there and give tbe United States courts exclusive jurisdiction. Powersof Vermont offered a substitute providing that polygamy and plural mar riage be forever prohibited. Mahon's amendment was defeated. Dolliver made a speech favoring ad mission, and dwelt on the fact that the Republican party bad always been a friend to the territories. lowers amendment was agreed to. The amendment reducing one-half the land granted to Utah by the bill for school purposes was adopted. Amendments reducing tbe grant of land to the state university from 200,000 to 110,000 acres; increasing tbe grant for the use of the agricultural college from 90,000 to 200,000 acres, and de creasing the per cent of tbe proceeds of the sale of public lands, subsequent to the admission of the state, which shall be set aside as a permanent public school fund, from 10 to 5 per cent, were adopted. THE NEW TARIFF BILL. It Will Not Reaoh Consideration Before tbu Holidays. Washington, Dec. 13, —The ways and means committee ordered the tariff bill reported to the house next Tuesday. There ia a probability tbat considera tion of the bill in the house will not be reached before the bolidaye, and not un til the internal revenue bill 1b reported. The cigarette tax haa been increased bo as to produce about $4,000,000 addi tional revenue. Common aoap is made dutiable at 20 per cent. After a consultation among tbe Demo cratic leaders, it haa been decided to poetpone tlie call for a caucua until tbe tariff bill ia entirely completed, includ ing the internal revenue features. A SILVER CONFERENCE. Leaders Conspiring to Capture the Next Cong-ieas. Washington, Dec. 13. —The prominent Bilver leaders will meet Friday in Wash ington for a two days' conference for the purpose of raising money and devising means to secure a silver majority in the next congress. It is conceded that the preaent anti-a'ilver majority is so large as to preclude the possibility of legisla tion favorable to silver. The attendance promisee to include the most influential tilver men from all parte of tbe conntry, and the conference will be participated in by many friends of silver in the pres ent congress. It ia expected to raise $100,000 to begin es tensive silver propa ganda. _ Montana's Public Lands. Washington, Dec. 13. — The bonne committee on public landa baa reported favorably the bill allowing Montana to select the lands she was granted under tbe enabling act before they are sur veyed, the title not to pass until tbe survey is made. A Powder Contract. Washington, Dec. 13.—The war de partment yesterday awarded the con tract for 5000 pounds of smokeless powder to tbe California Powder workß of Santa Cruz, Cal. Thurston's Millinery and California Straw Worse, 264 S. Main etreet, oppo site Third. AMBUSHED BY BLACKS. British Troops Routed in South Africa. King Lo Bengnla Not Yet Captured. A Detachment of Major Forbes' Men in Great Peril. Further Ratification of the Franco-Rus slau Entente— Debate In the Ger man Reichstag—Spanish Anarchists. By the Arsoelated Press. Cape Town, Dec. 13.—Advices from Bnluwa '0 say Major Forbes, with a small detachment, arrived at the Shang ani rher without incident. Captain Wilson was deputed to pursue Lo Ben gula. With an advance party be left camp late in tbe "vening and overtook the king's wagon at midnight. The natives were ambushed in expectation of tbe British advance and opened a hot tire from the bush on both sides on Cap tain Wileou's party, which, in the face of superior numbers, was forced to re tire, fighting steadily. Captain Wilson dispatched a messenger to the camp of Major Forbes for reinforcements, but meantime the Bhangani river had sud denly risen and cut off tbe advance party from the main part of Major Forbes' command. It is feared by Forbes tbat Wilson is in a perilous po sition, and Forbes is trying to make a crossing higher up the river and go to bis relief. SPANISH ANARCHISTS. Another Arrest In Connection With the Barcelona Outrage* Barcelona, Dec. 13. —Another An archist has been arrested on tbe charge of complicity in tbe bomb throwing outrage in the Liceo theater. He was denounced by a woman who is now in prison, with whom be formerly lived. Five bombs with fuses attached have been found in a garden in an aiiey called Calle de Trafalgar. An unex ploded bomb, which was fonnd in the Liceo theater the time of the recent outrage, bas been submitted to an anal ysis and found to contain dynamite mixed with chlorate of patash. Madrid, Dec. 13.—The civil governor of Yalladolid received a letter of warn ing tbat an attempt would be made to destroy tbe public buildings and resi dences of the wealthy with dynamite. It is believed tbe letter is a hoax, but inquiries have been started. IN THE REICHSTAG. Strong; ArsjnmenU in favor of the Ron- manlan Treaty. Berlin, Dec. 13. —During tbe debate on tbe Roumanian treaty in the reichs tag today, strong arguments in its favor were advanced by Yon Berlepsoch, minister of commerce; Yon Bie berstein, minister of foreign affaire, and Chancellor Caprivi. Tbe latter de clared tbe rejection of tbe treaty would seriously damage the prestige of tbe government and tbe empire and injure tbe whole economic life of tbe country. The tieaty was adopted. 189 to 165. The majority included the . Socialist- Freisinnige party, South Germans, Volkesp&rtei, Poles, most of tbe Na tional Liberals and a small portion of the Centre. The minority consisted of tbe Conservatives, tbe bulk of tbe Im perialists, tbe remainder of tbe Centre and Connt Herbert Bismark. The re sult oi the vote was londly cheered. FRANCE AND RUSSIA. The French Ambassador Banqueted In Bt. Petersburg. St. Petersburg, Dec. 13.—A banquet waa tendered by tbe members of tbe nobility thia evening, in honor of Count de Montebello, French ambassador, who recently returned from a trip to Pariß. Over 400 guests were present and in cluded tbe higher dignitariea and offi cials of the court. Count de Brobinsky, Count de Montobelle, the mayor of St. Petereburg and othera made speeches, in all of which were warm references to the Rosso-French entente and the Paria and Toulon fetes. Toasts to tbe czar and Preaident Carnot were greeted with great enthaiasm. Connt de Montebello wore the decoration of the Russian order wbicb baa just been conferred upon bim. The Indian Loan Bill. London, Dec. 13. —The house of com mons this afternoon, by a vote of 145 to G9, passed to second reading the bill authorizing a loan of £10,00(1,000 to India, owing to the failure of the gov ernment to sell India bills. Tno Banklna Stranded. San Francisco, Dec. 13.—The latest theatrical venture of Mr. and Mrs. Mc- Kee Rankin, in this city, haa ended in failure. Tbe Ranking recently leased the Alcazar theater and opened the house with a stock company. After a little over nine weekß' disastrous bu c; oess, during wbich the expenses \ .0 nearly double the receipts, tbe ujeater was suddenly closed Monday night. Many bills re main unpaid. The Raukinß are arrang ing a tour of Southern California in tbe Danites, "49" and the Kentucky Colonel. .Removal. Pola»!ci Bros., merchant tailors, have removed to rooms 113, 114, 115, second floor, stimson building, Spring and Third streets. Stop that cough by using Dr. St. John's cough syrup. We refund your money if it fails to cure. For sale by Off & Vaughn, corner Fourth and Spring sts. A line of fine cut glass bottles and manicure sets just received at Little boy'a pharmacy. Call and see them, 311 South Spring street. TEN PAGES. THE PRENDERGAST TRIAL. Opening Argument* of Counsel end Tak ing of Testimony. Chicago, Dec. 13.—The jury in the cane of Preudergast for the assassination of Mayor Harrison having been secured, the trial began tbis morning with the opening address to the jury on behalf of the state by Assistant state's Attorney Todd. Todd claimed that the actions of the prisoner at tbe time of the shooting and subsequently showed he was sane. As this line of argument was developed, Prendergaßt turned pale and shrank back with ill-concealed agitation. At the conclusion of Todd's address, Attorney Wade began the opening ad drees on behalf of the defense. lie ssid it would not be denied that Prendergaet killed Harrison; the only question at issue would be, did he, at the time, know the ditl'erence between right and wrong. When Coachman Risbsrg wae de scribing how tbe assassin turned from the victim and covered the witness with a revolver to keep him at bay. Prender gast said to his counsel in a loud whis per : "Tbat isn't tbe way I did it." William Preston Harrison, son of the murdered mayor, wae a witness today. DEATH'S SHINING MARBLB. Notable Personages Who Have Left This Mundane Sphere. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 13. —Ex-Judge Martin D. McHenry died yesterday, aged 87 years. He was buried this aft ernoon. During the administration of Gov. John G. Crittenden, in 1848, he was chosen district jndge. He was re ceiver of the United States land office at Dcs Moires, la., for many years. Washington, Dec. 13.—Mrs. Porter, widow of Admiral Porter, died thiß morning at ber home in tbis city. She waß a daughter of Commodore Patterson and born in New Orleans 74 years ago; she was a sister of Admiral Patterson. The funeral will occur on Friday. Dallas, Texas, Dec. 13. —Judge Alex ander White died this morning, aged 78. He was a member of congress from Ala bama, and was appointed by President Grant chief justice of Utah in 1874. Raleigu, N. C, Dec. 13.— Right Rev. T. B. Lyman, protectant Episcopal bishop of North Carolina, died here this morning of heart failure. He served as a priest in Baltimore, Pitts burg, Rome and San Francisco. Philadelphia, Dec. 13. —Dr. Edward Morwitz, the well-known editor of the German Democrat, died today. IMOC HI. A VICKY. Hester Workman Sovereign Believes in Emend Ipatlon by the Ballot. Boston, Dec. 13. —A reception was | tendered General Master Workman Sovereign and the newly elected mem bers of tbe general executive board of tbe Knights of Labor in Faneuil hall tonight, by the members of the order in tbis city. Tbe attendance was small. In a speech Sovereign said: "At pres ent there is aa great need for freeing the white wage slave as there ever was for our colored brothers. Our country will go down as others bave done if tbe rich continue growing richer and the poor poorer. Society is now being shaken from stem to stern by laoor troublec. The remedy is ballots, not bullets." WANIBIt IN DBNVERi A Notorious Swindler Arrested in Ban Franolsro. Denver, Dec. 13.—Tb.om.an B. Owen, alias Bert 0. Franc and W. H. Gibson, arrested today in Ban Francisco, ia wanted here to answer tbe charge of obtaining $30,000 from Mrs. J. E. Snell, formerly Mrs. Helen C. Woods, by black mail. Mrs. Woods gave Owen the money to frustrate an alleged Dlot to kidnap her daughter. He told ber he had killed two plotters and made her believe she waa an accomplice in tbe the murder. Owen was arrested last summer at Cecterville, Ohio, but got free on habeas corpuß proceedings and escaped before extradition papers arrived. KEDSOED WAGES. Carnegie & Co. Golni; to Make a Cat of 40 Per Cent. Pittsblrg, Pa., Dec. 13. —A schedule of reduced wnges in the Carnegie plants in thiß city, Beaver Falls, Braddock and Homestead is now being prepared. The reduction will be about 40 per cent, fall ing chic.lv on skilled workmen now re ceiving $10 to $15 per day, while the nail mill operativee will be reduced from $2.50 to $2 per day. A Battle in Mexico. Demino, N. M., Dec. 13. —A courier bringe a report of a battle between troops and revolutionists near Colonia, Juarez, last Friday. Tho soldiers en countered 100 rebels under .Santa Ana Perez. The latter had the advantage of position, and fought from ambush. The rebels lost 20 and the soldiers 100. Both sides bad many wounded. Kol.i a Salted Mine. Denver, Dec. 13. —John C. Chancy, accused of celling a salted mine to Den ver capitalists, including Judge Felker and D. H. Moffatt, was arrested at La Junta today. His partner, M. D. Mor gan, wae arrested a week ago. Tbe mine bad been made by sweating gold into rock 18 inches. Arrested for Barglary. San Francisco, Dec. 13. —Stanislaus Vainacorsky, one of the Siberian exilea who escaped in an open boat from Sag halien ißland, and was brought here in a whaler, was today arrested for bur glary. In company with another Rus sian he broke into a house and was caught in the act. Postponement of the Bland Bill. Washington, Dec. 13. —The house committee on coinage, weights and measures has postponed all considera tion of the Bland bill until the second Thursday in January, with Bland's consent, as he found much opposition to its being pushed at present. Removal sale —Musical goods. Prices no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring and Franklin. NOT QUILTY. THB JURY IN THE NEAI.B MURDER CASE RENDERS A VERDICT IN I AVOR OP SniTH. THE DEFENDANT. PRICE FIVE CENTS 1 THE BLOCKADE COMPLETE Mello's Flagship Again at Rio de Janeiro. No Merchantmen Allowed to Enter the Harbor. Rebels Firing on the Custom Housn and Naval Arsenal. An Official Denial of the Report That De Gama Has Declared for ta« Restoration of the Kraplre. Heauieu MassaOred. By tne Associated Press. Buenos Ayres, Dec. 13.—Admiral Melio's flag ship Aqnidaban ia again blockading Rio de Janeiro. Communi cations between the land and shipping in Rio bay have been stopped. Advices from Rio aay General Argolo haß been dismissed from chief command of the fifth mi litary district. Owing to the renewal of the blockade of the harbor by the insurgents mer chant vessels are not able to discharge cargoes and therefore have to proceed on their voyages. Business at Bio is suspended. COMMANDER PICKING'S REPORT. Washington, Dec. 13.—The state de partment received the following today from Captain Picking at Rio: "Capas island und Encbadas are in possession of Admiral De Qama, tbe insurgent commandant. The former is well forti fied and continually firing upon the cus tom house and naval arsenal with small arms. NOT FIGHTING FOR THE MONARCHY. New York, Dec. 13.—The Herald's special from Buenos Ayres says: Do not believe the Brazilian news that Admiral De Gama haß issued a mon archiai manifesto. Remember a similar report was sent about Admiral Mello favoring tbe placing of the son of Connt d'Eu on the throne of Brazil. It ia the aame fiction in both caaes. (Signed) Roy Barbosa. Ruy Barbosa is tbe month-piece of Admiral Mello. MINISTER MENDONCA'H STATEMENT. Washington, Dec. 13.—Minister Men donca characterizes tbe London Times' Rio cable bb of the same prejudicial and false character as others coming from , British sourceß. Peixoto haa 16,000 well armed and wall trained soldiers at Rio. | Mendonca has received a cable from tbe West Indies showing tbat tbe acoident Ito tlie steamer America was not due to treachery on board. The steamer will be ready to proceed by the end of this week. FRENCH SAILORS MASHACRED. London, Dec. 13. —A dispatch to the Timea from Lisbon says: The steamship Nile, which left Rio Janeiro December sth, baa arrived at Pernambnco, bring ing news of the arrest of the crew of the French steamer Parahyba. Advices say the crew wereordered shot without trial, although there was no proof that they intended to join tho insurgents under Admiral Mello. Incensed at the injus tice of the sentence, the condemned sailors, at the moment of tbe exeoution, ! cried in one voice: "Long live Mello." This produced such an impression that the government troops in tbe firing party tried not to bit the prisoners and only five were killed. The soldiers were or dered to fire again, bnt refused. The remainder of tbe Parahyba'e crew were therefore imprisoned. The public is shocked at the brutality of tbe sentence imposed, and greatly incensed against President Peixoto. The steamer Par ahyba is a freight vessel plying between Havre and South American ports. She left Cardiff on October sth for Monte j video and Buenos Ayres. TROUBLE AT PERNAMBUCO. Washington, Dec. 18. —Cammander Picking Mt Rio Janerio telegraphs the navy department that Consul BurLe at Pernambuco wants a vessel as a pre cautionary measure, martial law having been declared, but all is quiet. Admiral Irwm's Keport. Washington, Due. 13. —Tlie navy de partment today rccoived the following dispatch irom Admiral Irwin at Hono lulu, dated December 4th, brought by the Oceanic to San Francisco: "Provisional government has 1000 men under arms at the palace, prepared foa defenße." DID SHK DEPART? A Denial of the Report That Mrs. Nleo ians Sailed for Europe. New York, Dec. 13. —Counsel for Mrs. Zella Nicolaus deny that she and her "guardian" sailed for Genoa yesterday, or that her suit against George Gould has been eettlad. Gould himself says be knows nothing of the alleged eettle ment. The Herald insists that Mrs. Nicolaus did depart from Europe, as formerly re ported, and sayb : "Notwithstanding the denials, the statement is repeated thai the couple have departed for Europe and are now far ont at sea. They sailed under the initial of A. instead of N. W. Harris. Lawyer Hum mell went to the pier and bade his fair client bon voyage. A New Tunnel Opened. Denver, Dec. 13.—The railroad offi cials decided not to wait until Sunday to open tbe new Ivanhoe-Busk tunuel for traffic, and tonight sent the first train, the Colorado Midland Pacific express through. Tbe trip was snccessinl, and trains will hereafter nee tbis route to tbe coast. Palnter'l Doom Sealod. SPKiNOFiELi, 111., Pec. 13. —Governor Altgeld baa declined to grant a reprW v« to George Painter, sentenced to ha banged ia Cbicago next Friday, for the murder of Alice Martin, his mistress, in April, 1801.