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Stiff Joints. , The Herald LOS ANGELES, SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 19, 1894- NO FURTHER LEGISLATION The Senate Bars the Popgun Tariff Bills. Murphy's Resolution Adopted, 27 to 16. This Means Adjonrnment In the Near Future. A Motion to Retain the Sugar Bounty Cornea Within an Aoe of Carry ing—White la on the JTlnanoa Committee. By the Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 19.—The eenate has decided that there shall bo no further legislation over which tbere is a contest at this session of congress by adopting Murphy's resolution to that effect by a good majority. Indeed, it is doubtful if any thing could bave been done, even without the adoption of this resolution, as it was impossible to secure a working quorum today or any party division, aud other senators are about to leave the city. The resolution appointing Mr, White of California a member of the finance committee met with no opposition and waß agreed to unanimously. Gray's resolution instructing the finance committee to report the free su gar bill at once, with an amendment patting a "flat" duty on sugar, did not fare so well and went over without ac tion on account of the lack of a quorum. Another resolution was offered by Lindsay declaring that it was the sense of the senate that congress should not adjourn without striking out of the tariff bill the benefit it gives the sugar trust, which was amended by including the profit it gives tbe whisky trust, and as amended it went over under objec tion. At 2:20 the senate went Into execu tive session, and at 3:40 adjourned. Senator Harris, acting chairman of the finance committee, has called a meeting of the committee for 10:30 Monday, wben it ie understood the sup plemental tariff bills will be taken up and an effort made to have them re ported, notwithstanding the senate's adoption of the Mnrphy resolution de claring against the practicability of all efforts at further contested legislation fbvarirb.e'tA- vinf "tarmiiiiitaa snV"lfrWM.'o not consider tbe action of the senate in adopting the resolution as binding upon the committee, and they will make an effort to bave the bills reported, at least. SENATE PROCEEDINGS. White* Appointed to the Finance Com mittee— Harphy Reaolutlon Adopted. Washington, Ang. 18.—When Senator Harris's resolution for the appointment of White of California to the vacancy in the finance committee was laid before tbe senate on assembling, today, Man derson explained that the opposition yesterday contained no reflection on Mr. White. Hill conenrred with Mander son and expressed the hope tbat the res olution be passed. It was then adopted without revision. The Murphy resolution declaring againat further tariff legislation, went over temporarily at the request of Gor man, Tbe resolution of Gray instructing the finance committee to report back the froe sugar bill, with an amendment to stiike out the cent differential on re filled Bugar, was laid before the senate. Manderson offered an amendment in structing the committee to report an amendment providing for tbe sugar bounty of the existing law. (iray demanded a division on the Murphy resolution as adopted. Vice-President Stevenson held that the vote should be first taken on Man derson's amendment to instruct the committee to report back an amendment to the free BUgar bill providing for the McKinley bounty on raw domestic Bugars. The Louisiana senators and three Populists voted in favor of the Manderson amendment, and it was car ried—2l to 20. The detailed vote was as follows: Yeas—Aldrich, Allison, Blanchard, Caffery, Carßy, Chandler, Cullom, Davis, Dolph, Gallinger, Jones of Ne vada, Kyle, Manderson, Mitchell of Oregon, Patton, Peffer, Pettigrew, Piatt, Quay, Shoup and Stewart--21. Nave—Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Coek rell, Coke, Faulkner, lieorge, Gorman, Gray, Harris, Htm ton, Jarvis, Lindsay, Murphy, Pugh, Ransom, Turpie, Vest -20. The pairs announced were as follows. Tbe first named would have voted in the affirmative if present: Alien and Hill, Wolcott and Brice, Proctor and Call, Teller and Camden, Cameron aud Butler, Squire and Daniel, Dubois aud Smith, Dixon and McLaurin, Frye and Mills, Power and Gibson, Wilson and Gordon, Hale and Mitchell of Wisconsin, Hansbrough aud Palmer, Hawley and Pascoe, lliggine and Jones of Arkansas, Hoar and Morgan, McMillan and Irby, Morrill and Mcl'berson, Washburn and Martin, Perkins aud Roach, Sherman and Voorhees, Lodge aud Walsh. The point ol no quorum being raised the roll was again called. The call de veloped the presence uf 54 senators, 11 more than a quorum. Mnrphy then called aphis resolution, declaring against further tariff legisla tion this session. Mnrphy ottered an amendment to the resolution, declaring it to be the sense of the eenate that no further tariff legislation bo considered this session, and that it was advisable to adjourn at the earliest possible moment. Tbo vote in detail was as follows: Yean--- Allison, Aldricb, Blanchard, Cattery, Carey,Cbandler, Cullom, Davis, Dolph. Gallinger, Gibson, Gorman, Jones (Nev. , Kyle, Manderson, Mitch ell (Ore.), Murphy, Patton, Peffer,- Pet tigrew, Piatt, Pugh, Roach, Sboup, Smith, Stewart—27. Nays—Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Cock tell, Coke, Faulkner, George, Uarrii, Hunton, Jarvis, Lindsay, Ransom, Tur pie, Vest, Vilas, White—l 6. Much confusion followed the an nouncement, in tbe midst of which Lindsay offered a resolution declaring it tbe sense of the senate that congress should not adjourn until a bill had been passed discontinuing any duty on re fined sugar which would operate for the benefit of the sugar trust. He asked for immediate consideration. Manderson moved to amend the reso lution bo as to instruct the finance com mittee to' report back the amount of profit to be derived by the whisky trust from the tariff bill now in the hands of the president. Sherman reviewed the blunders of the Democrats iv the general conduct of the long tariff fight. The result, he said, was tbat 80 to 100 important errors would be found in tbe bill, as it would be signed by the president. Already several of great importance had been discovered, One, providing for the free entry of al cohol used in the arts, would, if uncor rected, coßt the government twenty or thirty millions revenue annually. Hoar, the author of the amendment, Sherman asserted, had not expected it would be accepted. Sherman deprecated the Interference of the president with congress, but he justified Secretary Carlisle's letter as to tbe effect of the tariff bill on tha reve nues, He stated that he would, if the opportunity offered, vote for a straight duty on raw and refined sugar, without the differential. As far as the other pop-gun bills were concerned, he was opposed to placing iron ore, coal and barbed wire on the free list. Gray followed Sherman. He thought no matter what the rssultof the coming election might be tbere would not be another McKinley law. The people were tired of the sceneß of tbe past winter, which resulted irom the McKin ley bill. Piatt (Rep.) of Connecticut also sub mitted some remarks and at 2 o'clock, the expiration of the morning hour, the resolution went over. Harris then called np the house bill to repeal the clause in the tariff bill ex empting the tax on alcohol used in the arts. He asked unanimous consent to consider it, but Cbandler objected and moved to refer it to tbe finance com mittee. The motion was lost, 14 to 25, no quorum voting. The clerk then proceeded to call the roll. It showed that two more than a quorum were present. It being appar ent that with this email margin no vot ing quorum could be obtained, Mr. Harris moved that tho senate go into executive session. CARLISLE MAY RESIGN. - e~~ The President Dlepleased With the Sec retary's Action nnd Financial Peiioy—Mr. Wilaon to Be Named. San Francisco, Aug. 18.—The Ex. aminer'a Washington special says: A rather surprising rumor haß gained currency to the effect that owing to dif ferences between President Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle, the latter would resign his position as head of tbe treas ury department and be succeeded by Congressman Wilson, chairman of the houßO ways and means committee. There seems to be considerable foundation for this storp. There is no doubt, whatever, that serious differ ences bave existed between the presi dent and tbe secretary of the treasury over the tariff controversy. Secretary Carlisle has really been in sympathy with the conservative Democratic mem bers of the senate, in their endeavor to pass a bill in line with tbe one that is now before the president for bis ap proval or disapproval. It in also reiterated that the presi dent was very much displeased with the letter that Secretary Carlisle presented to congress on Wednesday, showing that the adoption oi the bill putting sugar on 1 the free list would creata a deficit, with the other bills providing for free coal, iron ore and barbed wire, in ex cons of $30,000,000. It is now stated that Secretary Carlisle wrote this letter and submitted it to the senate without discussing the question with tbe presi dent, and without receiving his approval in acting as he did. Another reason given for Carlisle's contemplated resignation is the fact that he never thoroughly agreed with tbe president on financial problems, especi ally on the silver issue. They have been at variance since tbe beginning of the administration with regtrd to silver. Carlisle, as is pretty well known, is in sympathy with those advocating at least the free coinage of American silver. Another reason in substantiation of the etory that Wilson will succeed him, lies in lira fact that it is doubtful, ac cording to reports from West Virginia, whether Wilson can be re-elected, on account of his alleged opposition to the views of his constituents on the tariff bill. Pieaident Cleveland has taken a great likiug to Wilson and would be glad to elevate him to Secretary Carl isle's position, provided the latter will retire voluntarily or can bo forced to vacate upon the demands of the presi dent. Battle Hchneek Suaa Ag-ala. San Francisco, Aug. 18. —Hnttie Scbneck, tho buxom colored woman who recently lost ber caae against the estate of the late P. N. Mackay, ia going to make another attempt. She claimed that Mackay had married her, and as his widow wanted a share of tht $350, --000 leit by the capitalist. This time she will sue for a partial distribution of the estate for the benefit of a little mulatto girl of which she alleges Mackay was tbe father. T.ainhur 31111s Oloaed. Fresno, Cal., Aug. 18.—The Kings River Lumber company has closed down its mills for the winter, throwing nearly 300 men out of employment. The cause of the shut down is overproduction. H. A. Getz, 112 W. Third street, loads in fine tailoring at moderate prices. Large stock woolens. LITTLE DEMON ZEIGLER. A Worthy Successor of Zim merman. Fresh Laurels for the Garden City Cycler. He Wins Three More Victories at the Denver Meet. The Hero or the National Bicycle Tour nament—San g"-r, Murphy nnd Titus Not In It With the Ccl- Ifornlsn. By the Associated Press. Denver, Aug. 18.—The closing day's raoing of the wheelmen's tournament was witnessed by the largest crowd during the meet. Not an accident of any kind happened to mar the day's pleasure and tbe races were thoroughly enjoyed by the 11,000 people present. Zeigler, the "little demon from San Jose, Cal., was the hero of the day, and the question, "Who will take Zimmer man's place?" seems answered by his performance. Olio Zitgler, Showers came np after the second race and made tbe track a trifle heavy, bat it became fast again by subsequent rac ing, and during tbe record-breaking trials it was in perfect condition again. •- - - —- — - iris vii tu. ,iu,i b^m . nra. the two-thirds of a mile. It was an ex citing contest. Bald of Buffalo and Ellis of San Francisco raced down the stretch neck and neck, Bald winning by two inches. Krnelz of Denver led in the one-mile handicap, class A, until tbey reached the home stretch when he was passed by the scratch men, Gardiner, Bird and Callahan, who finished in the order named. QUARTER-MILE CHAMPIONSHIP, The quarter-mile national champion ship bad eight starters. Zeigler kept up his championship work of yesterday by leading from the start and finishing first by a half a wheel. A shower just before this race made tbe track too heavy for record time. The half-mile open, claBS B, had six fast men including Sanger and Titus. In the Btretcb Sanger shot past Wells and won with Titus a close third. Gardiner of Illinois, who has been rid ing very fast during the meet, won tbe class A quarter-mile race. Charks T. Write. Zeigler again distinguished himself in the 2:30 class race for class B. He and Boles of Denver, who got secoud place, received an ovation at the close. THK RACK OF THK DAY. The one mile national championship, which was the big race of the day, brought the Californian to the front once more. Having already won two races today in fast company, many thought he might not bold out. After the race it was conceded that be is a strong candidate for Zimmerman's place as champion of America. The pacemakers set a hot pace from the start. Sanger led at the tbird and two-thirds, with Murphy of Brooklyn, Zeigler, Johnson and others well up. Zeigler made a magnificent spurt on the last lap and gained a lead of four wheels. At the home-stretch Murphy moved up along ude of Sanger. They could not catch Zeigler, however, and he won by a wheel, amidst the wildest en thusiasm. Gardner of Illinois won the two mile open, class A, race easily. RECORD-11REAK.INO. After the entire programme bad been run off, special trials at record-breaking wore made. The first to appear were Cabanne and Titus for the mile unpared tandem record of 1189, made by Hag gerty and Williams, class A men, at Waltham, June 18th. They made the mile in 1:50 45. Tbe quarter was made 0:27; half-mile, 0:55 2-5; three quarters, 1:2(i; mile, 1 :sti 4 5. Then A. D. Kennedy of Chicago came out for the two-mile paced, standing start, record of 4:15 : V held by H. G. Tyler. He was paced ihe first mile by Titus and Cabanne on a tandem ; W. F. j Mnrphy, first tbird of tbe aecond mile; C. M. Murphy, eecond third, and W. W. Taxis and Titua and Cabanne last third. He succeeded in bringing tbe record to 4:15. Edgar Boren of Dallas and B. B. Bird of St. Paul tried for the class A, nnpaced mile, both riding in 2:17 2-5, above the record. L. A. Callahan was successful in bis attempt, bringing it tn 2:16 4-5, the previous record being 2:17 35. summaries. TWo-thirds of a mile, open, class A — E. C. Bald, Buffalo, won; C. 8. Wells, Waller F. Foster. San Francisco, second; L. D. Cabanne, St. Louis, tbird ; time, 1:44 2 5. One mile, handicap, class A —A. Gar diner, Chicago, won; B, B. Bird, St. Paul, second; L. A. Callahan, Buffalo, tbird; time, 2:16 1-5. Quarter-mile, national championship —Otto Zeigler, San Jobs, won, W. W. Taxis, Philadelphia, second, Raymond Fielder, New York, third; time, 0:30. One-half mile, open, class B—W. E. Sanger won, C. 8. Wells second, F. J. Titus third; time, 1:11 2-5. Quarter-mile, open, clbbs A—A. Gar diner won, B. B. Bird second, 0. W. Davis third; time, 0:31. One mile, 2:20 class, clais B—Otto Zeigler, San Jobs, won, O. E. Boles, Denver, second, C. R. Coulter, Toledo, third; time, 2:24 4-5. One mile, national championship— Otto Zelgler, San Jose, won, O. M. Murohy, Brooklyn, second, W. C. San ger, third; time, 2:12 1-5. Two miles, open, class A—A. Gardiner won, B. B. Bird second, M. Black, Fort Woyne, third ; time, 4:5!) 3-5. THE CHINESE TREATY. s-L-y a.T«r>- DAVIS EX PECTO ORiEI^T RESULIB. He Bare It Will Break Down the Wall of Chlno.- Rzolnalveueaa and Give Ua a ollurn of Chlun'o Trade. Washington, Aug. 18.—Senator Davis, member of the committee on foreign relations, expects great things from the new treaty witb China. He says it will prove most beneficial to our commercial interests which for years bave been ob structed over tbe question of immigra tion. Chinese immigration is now made unlawful by both countries. Owing to this antl other disputes, other countries have distanced us in tbe race for China trade which they considered valuable enough to fight for, as shown by the action of England and France. This country has the best geographical position for. securing this trade. Our Pacific ports front those of China and our transcontinental railways facilitate the movement of freight in that direc tion. Chinese exclusiveness is broken down. China has granted concessions for an immense iron and Bteel plant and for a railway from Hong Kong toPekin. An other railroad from tbe northerly coast to tbe Russian frontier is under consid eration, and the telegraph is being put up all over the empire. This indicates commerce with an empire whose people constitute one-fifth of the human race. China nses Bilver in trade, but pro duces little of it. This should give our silver mines a market. In 1802 China's imports were $123. --500,000 and ber exports $102,000,000. Great Britain furnished $110.01)0.000 of the imports and took $Uo,tioo.ooo ex ports, giving n balance in her favor of $50,000,000. Tho United States' share of the imports wss but $6,00u,000, and she took $10,000,000 of exporte. Now her access to tbe 23 treaty porta is as free as that of any other nation. BYE Its' PHYSICIAN. Dr. Tnllman Arrested fur Kidnaping the Miltlullalre. Chicago, Aug. 18.—Dr. Louis B. Tall man, physician of the Pittsburg million aire, Eben Byers, was arrested today, charged with kidnapiug Myers and hid ing him from the latter's wife. By agreement, the habeas corpus pro ceedings, by which the doctor was ar rested, were continued until uezt Mon day. Dr. Tallman'a reply to this act, will, his attorney. Judge Thompson, says be that Kben Byers is not now and was not at the time the writ was ordered under the restraining custody ol Dr. Tallman. As to the other detailed or immaterial allegations of tbe bill, a general specific denial will he entered. Dr. Tallman says tbat he has no idea or knowledge ol where Byers is. Sundry Civil Bill Signed. Washington, Aug. 18.—A telegram receiveil at the White House thie after noon announced that the president had signed the sundry civil appropriation bill. Redondo Beach Hotel, Redondo Beach, Cel.; open all the year through; hand somely furnished rooms; table unsur passed. Kates from $18 to $25 per week. Address Lynch & Antl, proprietors. Tooth brushes. A complete line, and we sell them at 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40 and 50 eta.. and guarantee every brash. Lit tleboy's pharmacy, 311 S. Spring st. SIXTEEN PAGES PRICE FIVE CEN T a WAR SPIRIT IN JAPAN. It Amounts to a Perfect Mania. Rapid Arming and Mobilizing' of Troops. The Glory of the Empire tn be Shown to the World. Term! of Per. to b« nictated Under the Wnlla ef Faklne;—PartioulaM of Kecent Bottle* on L.ni d nnd Sna. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Aug. 18 — The steam bip China arrived this afternoon from Asiatic ports. She brings Yokohama advices to August Bth, two days later than the news received at Victoria on the Empress of Japan. The news ad vices continue, however, to be oi an un satisfactory character. War having been formally declared, the Chinese minister and consuls were preparing, when the China sailed, to leave Japan. The flag on the Chinese consulate at Yokohama bad been hauled down and the archives conveyed to the United Statesconeulate-genural. It was also reported tbat all the Japanese of ficials were hurriedly leaving China. A MANIA FOB WAE, Tbe Japanese nation appeared to be affected with a mania for war. So fierce is the public spirit for war that tbe Constitutional Relorm party is out with a manifesto declaring it to be the duty of the Japanese army to force its way into China, to dictate terms of peace under tbe walls of its capital, and to display the glory of the Japanese empire. The Constitutional Reform party is a wing of the opposition, and is led by such distinguished politicians aa Kueumoto, president of tbe last diet, and others of equal repute. FORMIDABLE PREPARATIONS. Referring to japan's formidable pre parations for war tbe Japan Mail says : "Nothing is more remarkable about the present complication than tbe quiet, business-like manner in which every thing has been arranged by the Japan ese. T a mobilization of 160,000 men has as regularly and evenly as a long-established railway service. Not one instance Is recorded of men of tbe reserves failing to report themselves. They have been drafted off to Corea or assigned to their posts in Japan as though the huge work were a little every-day lark. Now, an we write, over 30 transports are conveying soldiers by thousands to Corea witbont hitch or seeming difficulty of any kind. More* over, tbe troops already in the peninsula have been working steadily and indus ! triously, so that the little kingdom is 1 already furnished with a very complete , service of telegraph. The last pole was jto have been put up and the last wire etretcbed on tbe evening ol August Ist." WAR NEWS SUPPRESSED. But notwithstanding the Japanese I government's new facilities for getting; information, the Japanese public id kept in ignorance of the state of affairs ia Corea, as the government neither pub lishes anything itself nor allows news ■ papers to do bo, except such little news as meets with its approval. When the China sailed it was defin itely known in Yokohama that there had been a naval engagement during; which the transport Kow Shing had been sunk, the government having been unable to longer suppress the facts, bnt that was all that was known with cer tainty. There were rumors that a por tion of the Japanese Meet was blockaded by the Chinese, and that the Japanese had lost one or two vessels. There were also rumors that the Japanese had been victorious in a land engagement, but no particulars could be had. There was a general impression, however, that fight ing had been going ou at several places since July 25th. SICKNESS AMONG THE TROOPS. The Tien-Tain correspondent of thi China Gazette says: "We hear from Corea on good authori ty that a great deal of sickness prevails among tbe Chinese troops, and tbat they are hanging themselves by dozens ia despair of their surroundings. The Japanese also are in a pretty bad plight, a great number cf tbem having died and illness is still rife in their camp, but the death rate is very much higher among the Chineae." COWARDLY BUTCHERY. Au Eye-Wltneea* Aooouut of tha Sink ing uf thi Kii\T Shing. Victoria, B. ft, Aug. 18.—A letter just received by a friend in this city from M. Gnstav Lefanu, one of the offi cers of the French cruiser l.ion, serving; for some time past on the China station, contains au. interesting account of the stirring incidents of the Chino Japanese war, which had bat (airly opened when it was dispatched. Tlte L'on, it will be remembered, was the gunboat instru mental in terminating the operations of the Achinese pirates, and she also was the only neutral witness of the sinking of the British steamer Kow Shimi, car rying Chinese troops, by the Japanese cruiser Naniwa. The latter incident of the campaign M. Lefanu refers to at some length in his letter. He says: "I don't think much of either tbe Japanese or tbe Chinese as sea fighters. It seems a shame to give good ships and modern arms to such a set of cowardly butchers. Take the Kow Shing affair— it was nothing butcoid-blooded murder. We fell in with the Naniwa on the '2:', l of July. She was under full steam and making great speed, so we naturally in ferred that she had oosiness on loot, and followed her to see what it was, She overhauled the Kow Shing antl two smaller craft, the Naoi and Too Han, just outside uf Rhopa island, early on the morning of the 25th. The Kow Shing was flying her British colors, and