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LOS ANGELES, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1894
EXIT THE GRAND OLD MAN.
His Last Great Speech in the
A Declaration of War Against
Amendments to tbe Parish Councils
I) I ■ nolatlon of Parliament Threaten eel.
No Doubt Remain* ac to Glad
stone's Resignation of the
By tbe Associated Press.
London, March I.—A full cabinet
council wae held thie afternoon, lasting
two hours. It considered the house of
lords' amendments to tbe parish coun
cils bill, and decided to adopt them uu
Gladstone waa loudly cheered thie
afternoon aa he entered the house of
commons. The epeaker put the ques
tion tbat the house of lords' amend
ments to the local government bill be
considered. Gladstone rose and ad
dressed the house in a full, reaonant
voice, barring a Blight huekineaa, but
with marveloua energy and vigor. He
aaid that the government felt tbat tbe
operation of Bending and resending the
bill from one house to the other bad
continued long enough. [Loud cheer
ing.] To continue the process wonid be
the loss of dignity of both bouses, and
tbe government had the choice of reject
ing the honee of lords' amendments,
abandoning hope of passing the bill, or
accept them under protest, with the
hope of soon reversing them. The gov
ernment adopted the latter coarse.
Gladstone continued: "We have now
reached the acute stage. It appears that
tbe lords desire to annihilate the whole
work of the house of commune in regard
to tbe present bill. The government de
sires to save something from tbe wreck.
It has therelore accepted tbe amend
ments, but with the declaration that tbe
differences between tbe houses ia not
temporary or caeual. This state oi
things, I am compelled to say, cannot
continue. [Cheers.j The issues raised
between tbe assembly elected by the
people and the assembly occupied by
many men of virtue and talenta, are of
considerable variety. Once raised they
must go to issue. [Cheers.] No doubt
"i T.V —- J r s *lier Authority than the
ity of the natio. j - , ly tn . iu t hor .
the last resort decide, | h.eu«mt>u caeers
end opposition crieß of 'At oncel'l
When that judgment ia to'be invited ie
ft question which the government alone
Gladstone closed by asking the house
to accept the lords' amendments.
Hon. A. ,J. Balfour, conservative
leader, rose amid cheers to reply. He
said Gladetone'e speech was a declara
tion against the ancient constitution of
tbe realm. He asked why the govern
ment did not start agitation against the
house of lords when the latter rejected
the home rule hill. That bill convinced
the country tbat legislation must be
controlled by a chamber which would
not betray them.
At the conclusion of Balfour's speech
the amendments were agreed to, 273 to
37, aud the house adjourned.
There waa a atate of feveriah excite
ment throughout the debate and the
strain waa apparent in the facea of Glad
atone and other members of tbe minis
try. While Gladstone was talking it
was whispered on all aides that the great
Liberal leader waa making hia last
speech to the commons. Hia delayed
attack on tbe lords delighted the Radi
cals and Irish.
During the session Chancellor Har
court announced that tbe government
had no information which would lead it
to believe any government desired the
reassembling of the monetary confer
ence. The British government did not
intend to make such a proposal.
Later Balfour remarked that those
wbo believed in the ancient constitution
looked forward without dismay to the
tight which the government announced.
Tbey firmly believed the nation was
convinced that the lords had vindicated
their claim to the confidence of tbe
Lord Randolph Churchill aaid tbe
declaration of war waa made upon the
spur of tbe moment, and was founded
upon a slender basis. Gladstone's de
nunciation of the whole house and hia
proclamation of long and protracted ag
itation throughout the country for the
abolition of tbe lordß was absurd.
There was no justification for holding
up the lords to the execration of the
people, and there wae no more fatal
scheme for any party to advance than
the destruction of the lords.
Samuel Storey Sunderland, Radical,
regretted that the government accepted
the lords' amendments and expressed
the hope tbat Gladstone wae in earnest
in hia declaration iv regard to the lords,
as, according to the speaker, he would
have plenty of men behind him in
The speech of Gladstone ia variously
interpreted. In come quarters it ia sup
posed to herald a speedy dissolution ; in
others it is thought it discounts the
idea that he will favor the ohoice of a
peer aa his succeeaor. The queen will
hold a council of ministers at Windsor
castle Saturday. The businese to be
discussed will be in connection with
the prorogation of parliament.
The Pall Mall Gazette announces that
it is definitely settled that Gladstone ie
to have an audience with the queen
Saturday, and will then officially tender
his resignation. It is added that Lord
Rosebery will be summoned. In con
clusion tbe Pall Mali Gazette says there
is no present intention of the dissolution
of parliament, and it has been decided
Lhat Gladstone will retain hia Beat in
tbe commons, but will not remain a
member of the cabinet.
A deputation of the extreme Radicals,
beaded by Laboucbere, waited today
uuon the Liberal whip, Rt. Hon.
Edward Majonbanks, and protected
against tbe idea tbat Lord Kosebery
should be selected to aucceed Gladstone,
aaying if tbe premier was not chosen
from among tbe members oi the com
mons they would leave the Liberal
Thia afternoon Gladstone's private
secretary informed tbe Associated Presa
that the resignation of the premier can
not long be 'deferred ; tbat at his audi
ence with Ihe queen yesterday be re
ferred to hia increasing difficulties,
owing to hie failing sight, deafness and
age, and told ber majesty he could not
long continue to bear the responsibilities
of tbe premiership.
The Timee says: "The close of Glad
stone'! great career cannot ne contem
plated save with aadnees and regret.
Friends and opponente are united in tbis
crisis by tbe common sentiment of
( espectful sympathy tbat ovetleapa all
differences and antagonisms. There is
something disappointing, unworthy of
the occasion, in hia speech, dealing as it
did throughout with meager and bitter
banalities and current partisanship. He
leaves his post without offering a pro
gramme or formulating a policy
ciating a principle."
Continning, the Times bsvs: "We
have reason to believe Gladstone has
made hia laat speech in parliament as
premier, and that be has determined to
resign before the new session of the
Tbe Daily News announces that al
though Gladstone has not resigned and
all definite announcements on the sub
ject are premature, "we are of the opin
ion, owing to personal reasons which
have been often described, tbat the event
cannot much longer be postponed."
Commenting on the event, a foreign
daily newspaper aaya: "The splendor
of yeeterday'a speech and tbe vigor with
which it waa delivered, make it difficult
to realize that the nation is about to lose
the value of hia incomparable services.
Tbe unimpaired strength of his physical
frame and the undiminished richness of
hia magnificent intellect are counter
balanced by the cruel malady which has
afflicted his eyes. There ie no reason
why he should not witness before his
final departure the triumph ol the prin
ciple on which he has lavished his
matchless powers. On tbe day of that
victory it must, it will be, Gladstone's
The Daily News, discussing the ques
tion of a aucceeeor to Gladstone, again
argues that the accident of birth ought
not to debar Lord Rosebery from tbe
premiership. Regarding the lords, the
Daily News saye Gladetone struck a note
that will ring through tbe land. The
final decision will not be given yet.
There is no intention to dissolve parlia
ment this year. The lords have not
filled the measures of their miecbief.
The Chronicle aaya: "The old war
rior is done fighting. Hie last night in
the bouse marked an epoch in English
history, and men will for years count
themselves happy that they took even
an tnconsbicuons nart_in._it_„ li<&,£#*.
tbe world bare. How we shall miss
him; his courage and faultless bsaring,
subtly blending the old world and the
BALLOTING IN BRAZIL.
THE ELECTIONS PASSED OFF
No Police or Soldiers Present at the
Polls — Prndente de Moraes
Capture of L.pe.
Rio Janeiro, March I.—The elections
took place today and passed off quietly.
They were conducted in an entirely
honest manner, neither soldiers nor
police being present at the polls.
Trouble wae expected, but none occurred.
No official returns have yet been re
ceived, but it seems almost certain that
Senhor Prndente de Moraes is elected
president, and Senhor Victorjno vice
president. Placards were poated laat night
without authority nominating Presi
dent Peixoto for vice-president. He re
ceived but few votes. The elections
were suspended in Para, Desterro and
Rio Grande do Sul, owing to the fact
the places are held by the insurgents.
Senhor Moraes will assume the presi
dential office on November 15th. It is
hoped the result of the election will
briug the war to an end.
New York, March I.—The Herald's
epec ; nl from Montevideo says: Letters
from Santa Catharina give additional
details of the capture by the Brazilian
rebele of ihe town of Lape. The fight
was a furiouß one and the town was
almost completely destroyed before the
local garrison wae overpowered. Colonels
Carneiro aud Dulcidio Amyntas were
A Sensational story PnblUhed by a
Paris, March I.—A eensatian has been
caused by the put licatiou in the news
paper Cocarde to the effect that Presi
dent Carnot sent in autograph letter by
a epecial courier to London demanding
that Lord Dutierin, British ambassador
to France, be recalled, otherwise he
would receive hie passports. The ulti
matum is said to have been accompanied
by documents showing that Dufferin
played a leading role in the scandal im
plicating Princess d'Orleans and Count
d'Auruay, recently French ambassador
at Copenhagen. Cocarde adds that
President Carnot knows how much
money tbe British embassy paid to ob
tain the Czai's views on the Franco-
Cocarde's story in regard to the de
mand for tbe recall of the British am
bassador is deemed upon authority.
Dr. French of Philadelphia, Pa., guar
antees his nerve aud brain tablete to
cure in every case or refunds tbe money.
For Bale by Off & Vaughn, druggists,
corner Fourth and Spring streets.
Tooth brushes. We carry a complete
line and sell them at 10,15, 20, 25, 35, 40
and 50 cents, and guarantee every brush.
Littleboy's Pharmacy, 311 South Spring
Fitzgerald, music dealer, has removed
to 113 South Spring street.
THE RATE WAR SITUATION
No Prospects for Peace at
The Atchison's Request for a
Chairman Caldwell Takes It Under
It Is Bxpeeted That Be Will Render an
Adverse Decision -The Atchison
Will Not Consent to
By tbe Associated Press.
Chicago, March I.—Chairman Cald
well today took under advisement the
request ol the Atchison for a boycott
against the Southern Pacific by the
Western Passenger association. Feeling
is general tbat his deciaion will be adverse
to the Atchison, and that it will
at once withdraw from the asso
ciation. General Passenger Agent
Heafford .of tbe Milwaukee and
St. Paul made a proposition to Passen
ger Traffic Manager White of tbe Atchi
son this afternoon to submit tbe differ
ences with the Southern Pacific to arbi
tration, and consent to Chairman Cald
well withholding hia decision until ar
bitration waa attempted. White
responded that tbe Atchison would
allow Caldwell all the time necessary,
but would never consent to arbitration.
Kansas City, March 1. —John Sebas
tian of Chicago, general passenger agent
of the Rock Island, wired the local rep
resentative this afternoon instructions
that the $20 first-class California rate
will apply to all California points but
San Diego and National City, going via
Ogden or El Paso. The $35.50 round
trip rate will be over other lines re
Pueblo, Colo., March I.—lt is semi
officially announced here that the
Santa Fe will put a line of steamships
in operation between San Diego, Cel.,
and San Francisco to connect with its
eastern trains, thus avoiding the use of
the Southern Pacific tracks.
One Mai Killed and Six Wonnded In
Charleston, W. Va., March L —With
six men seriously wonnded and one dead
as the result of the riot at the Eagle
no fnrtbe? mood
shed. While there are no new develop
ments tonight, there are plenty of ru
mors. At 3:30 Governor McCorkle re
ceived a telegram from the sheriff
and military officers in command of tbe
troops at Eagle, stating there was likely
to be a conflict between the civil and
military authorities, and asking that
martial law be declared. At 4 o'clock
another dispatch waa receiced from Gen
eral Wood that over 1000 strikers had
congregated at Montgomery and were
determined to do aerioua damage to
night. Accordingly the governor coun
termanded his order recalling two
companies of the militia. Tbe gov
ernor also sent Col. R. s.
Carr to the scene, with instructions to
declare martial iaw if necessary. At 9
o'clock tonight a special to the Daily
Gazette from Montgomery says every
thing is quiet and no demonstration
appeara likely unless the troope are
moved ; but trouble ia bound to come to
Wi ant, proprietor of tbe Eagle mines,
HO'iner or later, as his course Irom the
beginning has been anything but con
ciliatory to the men.
Dispatches from the ecene of last
niglit'n tight between the striking mm
I tod lion union men in Wyant's Eagle
no c, Bay mnuy of tbe attacking miners
i ink ami clamorous. The at
tacked :;if!i replied with vigor to their
assailants' hie. It ia said that not more
tl I '<> yards separated them.
The i- unty sheriff was on the
ground .v th 50 deputies, but did not
feel ablb to <■ >pc with the atrikere, so he
called lot troops. Wyant's men are
furious, it ia reported, and anxious for
Later accounts Bay after last night's
conflict the attacking party went to the
Montgomery and Haley mines for rein
forcements and returned at 3 a. in., 1600
strong. Wyant's men are strongly en
trenched in the mountains. Seven
companies of militia are on the ground.
At the latest accounta the fight had not
Excitement still rune high, but no
new outbreak ie feared. Another tele
gram eaya tbe rioters are only awaiting
the withdrawal of the troops before
making another attack.
PETER N AlfS VICTIM.
Mrs* Koefcweli Hovering Between Life
Pittsburg, March I.—Thia afternoon
Mrs. Rockwell, who was shot by her
paramour, McNabb, yesterday, be
came feverish and her temper
ature increased until it reach
ed an alarming point. The physicians
are unable to tell what the outcome will
be, but they have hopes of saving ber
life. Later ia the day Mra. Rockwell's
condition became worse and paralysis
set in. The physicians are considering
the advisability of an operation to ex
tract the ballets.
Crescent City ltwoes.
New Orleans, March I.—The track
wae very heavy.
Five furlongs—Ludlow one, Sewing
Girl second, Bob Neville third; time.
Four furlongs—Yaldemir won, Doris
second, Onward third; time, 0:58! a .
Five furlongs—Moses Solomon won,
Oerro Gordo second, Captain Spencer
third; time, 1:11',,
Bix furlongs—laaso won, Hedge Rose
second, Consignee third; time, 1:28^.
Six furlongs—Red John won, Henry
Owsley eeeond, Wateraon third: time,
Governor Bfarkham Abridges the Terms
of Four Convict*. 1
Sacramento, March 1, —Governor
Markham haa granted two pardons and
two commutations of sentences.
Albert llenck, convicted at San Diego
in October. 1889, for assault, sentenced
to Folaom for seven yeara, waa pardoned
on recemmendation of the prison di
rectors. In the opinion of the directors,
tbe complaining witness committed per
jury and Heuck ia not guilty of the
crime for which be ia now suffering im
prisonment. It appears that since tbe
incarceration of the prisoner, the com
plaining witness sought to obtain dam
ages against another individual wbo,
ahe claimed, had criminally aaaaulted
Henry Hunt, convictecrat Los Angeles
in March, 1882, for murder in the first
degree and sentenced to Folaom for life,
had hia aentence commuted to 21 yeara.
The governor'a reasons are that tbe
board of prison directors, alter a careful
consideration of the cese, recommended
that tbe application be granted; tbat
the murder was not a premeditated and
malicious one, tbe victim being a total
stranger to Hunt, and be was killed
apparently accidentally, by reason of
interfering in a quarrel while Hunt was
attempting to shoot another person;
that although an old man at tbe time of
the commission of the crime for which
he is now undergoing sentence, Hunt
seems to have borne a good reputation
as a peaceable man; tbat he is now an
old and feeble man, with but a few years
to live; tnat be has been incarcerated
for nearly 13 years, and in the opinion
of tbe board has been sufficiently pun
ished for bis offense.
The sentence of Henry L. Azbill, a boy
convicted in Ventura county in May,
1892, of assault, and sentenced to San
Qaentin for four years, was commuted to
two and one-sixth years.
Mrs. Stetson Sues Her Husband for a
Oakland, Cal., March I.—Charlotte
Perkins Stetson, the well-known social
reformer, today instituted proceedings
for divorce against Charles W. Stetson,
an artist living in Providence, R. I. The
complainant states that he has failed to
supply her with tbe necessities of life.
Tbe defendant sued for divorce some
mouths ago on tbe ground of desertion,
but bis application was denied.
ARTHUR AND SABGBNT
Will Try to Get a Modlflestlon of .lodge
Chicago, March I.—Chief Arthur of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, passed through the city this
morning i_ w.. tfl Mi i wo „ k ..,.
where tomorrow, with Chief Sargent of
tbe Brotherhood, he will make a strong
effort to secure a modification of Judge
Jenkins'order restiaining the Northern
Pacific employees from striking.
CORBETT NOT GUILTY.
THE FLORIDA JURY ACQUITTED
It look Them Only Sixteen Mlnntes to
Bring In a V»rdlet— Other
Uaaee Will Be Nolle
Jacksonville, Fla., March I.—At 3:51
this afternoon the jury in tbe case of
James J. Corbett, charged with violating
the laws of Florida, by engaging in a
prize fight, retired to make up a ver
dict. Sixteen minutes later tbe jury re
turned and tbe foreman handed the
verdict to the state's attorney, who
read: "We, the jury, find the defendant
A broad Bmile spread over Corbett'a
face as he beard the reassuring words.
Charlie Mitchell leaned over and grasped
Corbett by the hand and whispered con
Tho proceedings leading up to the
verdict were uninteresting. After the
examination of a few witnesses,• who
gave no material testimony, the state
closed its case, and the defense an
nounced it would introduce no wit
nesses. The attorneys' arguments were
brief, and Judge Phillips charged the
The impression here is that tbe whole
thing haa been a farce. Attorney-Gen
eral Lamar was asked: "Will you push
the other caaes?"
"I cannot say yet," replied the attor
ney general. "I wired the governor for
instructions and tbe etate's coarse in re
gard to the other cases depends on the
Corbett left for New Orleans tonight
with the After Dark company. Mitchell
is still here and will remain until the
case against him is either tried or not
proved. The aports are at the
outcome, and tbe members ot the Duval
club say they propose to pull off the
Corbett-Jackßon mill here.
Late tonight Attorney-General Lamar
received a telegram from Governor
Mitchell stating he had no farther in
structions, aud further proceedings will
be left to his (Lamar'a) discretion. This
means that the cases against Mitchell
and tbe members of the Athletic club
will be nolle prossed. This action will
probably be taken in the morning.
BKOK.SS THROUGH IBS ICS.
A Bchoul Toucher anil a Dozen of Her
Cincinnati, 0., March I.—A epecial
to the Cominerciai-Uazette irom Wa
bash, Ind., says a rumor cornea from
Bloominglurg, 21) milea north, that thia
evening a lady ecbool teacher, near
Bloomingburg, waa croaaing tbe ice on
the Tippecanoe river, with a dozen of her
pupils, when the ice broke, and nearly
all, if not every one, were drowned. Tbe
rumor ia not confirmed as there is no
telegraphic communication with Bloom-,
Mrs. Wil.lam Murden, 197 Third street,
Albany, N. V., gives li tne meed of praise, at
follows: "I bave wed Dr. Ball's CouifO Syrcp
ana And It bas m.e> a»l, No lazily sbuald b»
EX-dOV. DOWNEY DEAD.
TH| OLD PIONEER PASSED
AWAY AT NOON YESTERD\Y
FRO.T THE EFPECTS OP PLL
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BLAND WINS HIS BATTLE
The Long Struggle in tho
A Pronounced Victory for she
The Seigniorage Bill Paise«l Vy a
Vote of 167 to 130.
The Original Text of the measure Some
what Altered -The Bill to Re
claim the Kearearge Ala*
By tbe Associated Press.
Washington, March 1. —Tba long
struggle in the house over the Bland
bill for the coinage of the eilver seignior
age and silver bullion in the treasury
ended today by the passage of the bill
by a vote of 167 to 130. A special order
to bring the bill to vote was adopted by
-. bare quorum immediately after the
house convened. This broke the oppo
sition of the filibustered, and they were
powerless to do anything farther. All
tbe amendments offered to tbe measure
by tbe opponents were defeated, the one
which polled the most votes being
Outbwaite's amendment to strike out
the second section.
Tbe bill as passed is in the nature of a
substitute (or the original text of the
measure. The changes do not affect tha
material features of the bill, which pro
vide for the coinage of the silver seign
iorage in the treasury; the issue of
silver certificates thereon, if need be, in
the discretion of the secretary of the
treasury, in advance of coinage, and
thereafter the coinage of tbe remainder
of the bullion as fast as practicable, and
the issue of silver certificates thereon,
to take the place of the treasury notes
issued under tbe Sherman act,which ere
to be retired and cancelled as rapidly as
tbe coinage takes place. The changes
made in the substitute simply make
specific the fact that the seigniorage is
to be coined, and this bill shall hot af-
I ect the redemption of treasury notes
under the existing law.
An analysis of the vote by which the
bill passed shows that 140 Democrats, 19
Republicans and 8 Populists, a total of
167, voted for it, and 79 Republicano and
51 Democrats, a total of 130, voted
After Cummings failed to get unani
mous consent for .consideration of the
bill appropriating $45,000 for reclaiming
the wreck of tbe Kearearge, a vote on
the adoption of the special order to limit
the debate on tbe seigniorage bill to two
hours, pending at the close of yester
day's session, came np. Exactly a quo
rum voted, and the special order was
adopted—l 66 to 13. So the long strug
gle was ended and a vote on Bland's pet
measure assured. Bland was recognized
and offered a substitute for the original
"Tbe firat section of the substitute Is
identical with the first seotion of tbe
original bill, except that coinage is to
proceed as fast as "possible," instead of
The substitute for tbe second section
is as follows: After tbe coinage pro
vided for in tbe first section (the seign
iorage) tbe remainder of tbe silver bul
lion purchased in pursuance of tbe act
of July 14, 1890, shall be coined into
legal tender standard silver dollars at
fast as possible, and tbe coin shall be
held for tbe redemption of treasury
notes issued against euch bullion. As
fast at bullion shall be coined for the
redemption, said notes shall not be re
issued, butsball be cancelled in amounts
equal to tbe coin held derived from tbe
coinage herein provided for, and silver
certificates shall be issued on such coin
in the manner now provided for In tbe
law, provided this act shall not be con
strued to change the existing law relat
ing to the legal tender character or the
mode of redemption, excepting treasury
notes under the act of 189 J.
A sufficient sum is appropriated to
carry into effect tbe provisions of the
Outhwaite offered an amendment to
strike out the second section of the sub
Johusou of North Dakota offered an
amendment to tbe original bill, author
izing the eecretary ot the treasury to
accord silver dollars the same rights as
to redemption and exchange now accord
ed subsidiary coins.
Strauss of New York offered an amend
ment to the amendment as follows:
That tbe secretary of the treasury be,
and is hereby authorized to issue from
time to time coupon and registered
bonds of the (Jnited States in denomi
nations of $20 and multiples of the sum,
payable in coin after five years from
date, and bearing interest at a rate not
exceeding 3 per centum, payable quar
terly in coin, and cell and dispose of the
same at not less than par in coin, the
proceeds of such bonds to be paid into
tbe treasury and held and used for the
purposes now authorized by law.
Bland made the point of order that
the Strauss amendment to the amend
ment was not germane. The speaker
sustained the point of order and ruled
the amendment out.
Cummings asked if the chair ruled
tbat any amendment looking to tbe
issue of bonds would be ruled oat. The
chair replied tbat the ruling wae not to
broad as that. Cummings gave notice
that he would offer a second amendment
Cannon of Illinois then offered as an
amendment, in lieu of Strauss' amend
ment, the so-called Windom proposition
for bullion redemption at the current
market rate of eilver, of bullion certifi
cates, which waa discuaeed in the Fifty
Cannon's amendment was also ruled
out on the ground tbat it was not
Abbott offered an amendment relat
ing to the coinage of the silver in tbe
Bland took the floor in support of his
substitute. He explained that,the sec
ond section of the substitute made the
coinage of the remainder of the bullion
in the treasury begin alter the oaiaage
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