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VOL. XLII. NO. 130.
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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.
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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

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