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VOL. XLII. NO. 145.
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A A Special attention given to cmbaln.lng a 4> and shipping bodies to distant parts oi c, : the country. tUP~ Night calls prompt- «> ly attended to. a o «> i -1..,.»,..i,N... 7r>. a, « ♦ _♦ J.;M. Griffith, Pres. JohuT. Griffith, v.-Pres. F, T. Griffith, Secretary and Treasurer, E. 1.. t'handler, Superintendent. J. M. GRIFFITH COMPANY LUMBER DEALERS And Manufacturers of DOORS, WINDOWS, BUNDS AND STAIRS, Mill work of every description. 1-0 931 N. Alameda St., Los Anrele*. LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 3, 1894 GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL Will Meet at the Vancouver Barracks. Offenses of Soldiers to Be In vestigated. Paymaster Wham Again Answering Charges. Ha Claims Ba Is the Tlotlna or Offlcla Ferseeatlon, Instigated by As sistant Secretary of War Grant. By the Associated Press. Washington, Sept. 2.—A general court-martial has besn ordered at Van couver barrabks, Wash., for September 11th, for tbe trial of general offenses. The detail of the court is as follows: Brig-Gen. Elwell 8. Otis, Col. Thomas Anderson, Lieut.-Col. Hugh A. Thacker, Fourteenth infantry ; W. D. Wolverton, Deputy Surgeon-General JohnM. Bacon, First cavalry; Major Frank M. Coxe, paymaster, James O. Post, corps of en gineers; Tully McCrea, Fifth artillery; W. H. Nash, commissary officer; J. M. Marshal, quartermaster; J. W. French, Fourteenth infantry; George S. Wilson, Assistant Adjutant-General Charles H. McCully; Captain Charles McOlure, act ing judge advocate U. 8. A. The judge advocate of the court, Lieut. James T. Anderson, Twenty-fifth in fantry, and Lieut. Henry A. Piper, Seventh infantry, have been found m oapacatated for service by retiring boards. One of the principal duties of tbe court-martial ordered to assemble at Vancouver will be the trial of Paymaster Wham, who has been in trouble for some time aad whose career has attracted considerable attention in army oiroles. OFFICIAL PERSECUTION. Major Wham Haa Moeh ta Toll to th* Voart. Portland, Bept. 2. — Major J, W. Wham, paymaster of the United States army, wbo is to be tried by a military court at Vancouver barracks, September 11th, said today in reference to hia trial: "I hate much to tell ths court of offi cial persecution, commencing immedi ately after 'I did excellently well,' aa expressed by the secretary of war in tbe defense of my treasure box against tbe assaults of at least twice the number of my escort, until every soldier hut ono wbo remainded witb me waa wounded, and my old comrades of General Grant's old regiment and tbe temerity and audacity lo state my record, as made in 13 bat ties and nearly five years' eervice during the rebellion, and to ank my appoint ment of paymaster-general. A soldier with a fighting record is made to feel very lonesome in the pay department, which la composed, particularly near tbe head of the list, of men wbo, in tbe language of my old comrades, 'did tbeir fighting in safe and comfortable offices, fur removed from the sound of battle,' "Of course, I feel deeply humiliated by this injustice, but I could not help it any more than I could help the order for my trial on false charges soon after the robbery in Arizona, and of whioh I was acquitted without any introduction of a particle of testimony in my defense. "In my judgment the result of the forthcoming trial will be exactly simi lar. The eeoond sick leave of absence ever obtained by me in a period of near ly 30 years' servioe was revoked after having been granted by a board of offi cers convened to determine whether it should be granted or not, and 1 was or dered back to my station, there to be held for three months, subject to a se cret espionage to determine my sanity, but Dr. Bryne, my medical director, having, I presume, grown thoroughly indignant at the humiliating- duty thus unlawfully imposed upon him, tried to terminate the unlawful,cruel and unjust action of the Assistaut .Secretary of War Grant, by at once reporting on my re turn to my station that there was noth ing whatever tbe matter witb Major Wham's intellect." "Just think of it I A United States soldier with a commendable record, both on the battlefield and on disburs ing duty, is, without the shadow of legal right or common justice, deprived of bis sick leave ol absence ond liberty by Assistant Secietary of War Grant, to be beld for three months subject to a secret espionage, without his knowedge, to determine tbe question as to hia sanity, wben every cent of the millions entrusted to his care for disbursement bed been satisfactorily accounted for. "If necessary to determine this ques tion, why was it not done in the usual legal way, and the poor old afflicted sol dier left ta wonder from day to day ot bis anomalous and unlawful status? Was there a fear that the demented soldier might parry tha blow thus shamefully aimed from an official covert? "As to the charge tbat I am in debt, I will say yes, and I am just about as much responsible for it as I would be for the accidental killing of my mother, it having occurred through the unprece dented Arizona floodß in 1891." Major Wham woe appointed paymaster by President Grant, in wliobb regiment he served. The charges against him are many iuid cover a long eerieß of years. It is nnderstood that the principal charge against him ia his failure to meet legal judgment against him for several thousand dollars growing outof a scheme for irrigating Arizona lands many yearß ago. Grover at Home. Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Sept. 2.—Pres ident Cleveland remained at home all day. The excursionistu passing his cot tage got a view of him and Mrs. Clove land. H. A. Gets, 112 V 7. Third street, leads iv hue tailoring at moderate prices. Large stock woolens. BOLD ROBBERY. Three Armed Man Rob a PostoSßoe in Nebraska. Univbrsitt Placs, Neb., Sept. 2. — Tbree men made a bold attack on tbe people here last night, and though little booty waa secured, tbe desperate con duct of tbe robbers has alarmed the entire community. Postmaster Smith was locking the doors when he felt a re volver pressed against his head. Look ing up he observed three revolvers in the hands of as many strangers. He opened tbe doors and returned to the office when directed. All the store houses around tbe office were open at the time and many people were passing. The robbers coolly locked the door, lit the gas and while two stood guard over the postmaster, the other leisurely pro ceeded to take nil the money from the safe, abont $100; then they passed out tbe rear door and conducted the post master to the suburbs before he was re leased. SHOTGUN OR JUSTICE. Sirs, tioaiar Wonld Like to Bo God for Five Minutes. New York, Sept. 2.—Folly 1003 men and women listened to an address by Mrs. Helen M. Gougar of Indiana at tbe Anditorium in Prohibition park, Staten Island, this afternoon. The announoed subject was: "The shotgun or justice; whioh shall the laboring classes have in tbe settlement of strikes and the battle between capital and labor?" Referring to the poverty In the cities and the suffering in the great tenement bouse districts of the cities Mrs. Gougar eaid there were thousands of acres of land in the suburbs of New York held idle for speculative purposes, and added : "If I were the Almighty for only five minutes I would take all this property from the land speculators and give to God'a children in the tenement houses of New York a place upon this earth, and some of the gospel of fresh air and sunshine." REAR-UNO COLLISION. A Fatal Disaster on the West Jersey Road. Camden, N. J., Sept. 2.—A fatal rear end collision occurred on tbe West Jersey railroad at 7:30 p. m., at Seventh and Van Hook streets, this city, The Atlantic City excursion had just passed a signal tower where it bad been stopped, and then given the white sig nal to go on, when the Ocean City ex cursion train came in view, and mistook the white signal, intended for tbe At lantic City train, as being for them. The engine of the Ocean City train plowed through the rear coach of the other train, killing Thomas Carter, 40 years old, und fldward H. Van Lien. Nearly everybody received bruises of greater nr less severity, but they were not sufficiently hurt to necessitate send ing them to a hospital. THE END 18 NOT YET. Development! la th* Keoleslaotleal War at Omaha. Omaha, Sept. 2. —Ac a sequence to Bishop Scannel's arrest for contempt, in refusing to open the doors of St. Paul's church on the order of the dis trict court, serviocß were held there to day under police protection by the bish op's opponents. Mounted police sur rounded tbe church and prevented a riot. Tho court officers started to burst the duors down, but duplicate keys were found by tbe janitor. Over 100 friends of the bishop surrounded the church and watched tho services through the windows, but offered no violence. A riot was said to be imminent wben the police arrived. Tbe trouble is not yet ended. COLORADO DEMOCRATS. Efforts to Roooaollo tho Two Opposing Faetlons. Denver, Sept. 2.—The Democrats of Colorado will hold two state conventions in this city tomorrow. Two years ago tbe leaders of the party split npon the question of fusion with the Populists and two branches of the party were formed, one party fusiag with the Popu lists and the other putting up a etraight ticket. Both branches have for some time been fighting with one another, aud a coalition may be effected. A pro gramme has been arranged whereby it ia thought the factions can be reunited. It ia proposed that each convention effect temporary organization and then appoint a conference committee, neither convention to do anything further until the result of the conference shall be an nounced. CALLED FROM HIS WORK. A San Diego Clergyman Strlokon With Apoplexy. San Diego, Sept. 2.—Rev. J. Werton Smith, pastor of ths First Presbyterian church in this city, was stricken witb apoplexy while sitting in his pulpit this morning at the commencement of the services. He was removed to his board ing house where he has since remained in an unconscious condition and at the verge of death. A surgical operation afforded no relief. Mr. Smith came frcm I laklnnd but a few weeks ago to accept the pastorate of the church, and has taken high rnnk among the pastors of the city, not one of whom is more popular than he. The New Cable LanSid. New York, Sept. 2. —Tbe cable steam er Meokay-Bennett passed up the bay close to the Long Island shore today, laying the shore end of the Commercial cable. The work of laying the cable was accomplished without the slightest diffi culty. The surfacn of tho bay was with out a ripple and no sailing craft impeded the laving ol the cable or obstructed the steamer's course. The Clothing Strike. New York, Sept. 2.—lt is estimated that 2000 persons connected with the clothing trade ol this city will tomorrow morning be out on strike nnless the em ployers will accede to the demands for more wages and less working hours. The 700 finishers who went out according to , agreement on Saturday throw out more than 1000 operators. THE WAR PARTY ON TOP. China Will Prosecute the Struggle. A Vigorous Campaign to Be Begun. Gathering of a Large Army Near Pekin. Hair Will Guard the Capital While th* Other Hair Will Marob. Ovar to Corea —A Japanese Reconaolaaao*. By the Associated Fresa London, Sept. S. —The Standard's cor respondent in Berlin telegraphs as fol -1 ows: "The war party, of which Prince Tolling ia the head, has, I learn, got the upper hand In China, which means that the struggle witb Japan will be prosecuted with vigor. A large army is now gathering near Pekin, Half of this army will guard tbe capital and the other half will march to Corea and there winter. Owing to tbe freezing of the gulf of Pe-cbi-li, the Japanese will then not derive so much benefit from their navy as heretofore, and wiil be doomed more or less to inaction." The correspondent states that the rumors of negotiations between tbe United States, Great Britain. Russia and Germany for the holding of a con ference to pave the way for peace is denied. A special dispatch to tbe Times from Shanghai states ths Chinese report that on Thursday last the Japanese trooDS made a reoonnoisanoe in force on Port Arthur. They found the landward de fenses too strong and retired without making an attack. Another dispatch from Shanghai says: An imperial decree has been issued at Pekin ordering a forced loan. It oalle upon four native banks to loan the gov ernment, if possible, 10,000,000 taels. St. Petersburg, Sept. 2. —The Russian squadron destined for Corea is under orders to proceed with the utmost expe dition. It ie officially stated the dis patch of the fleet does not imply Russian military intervention in the Chinese- Japanese dispute, but is meroiy intended to protect Russian trade. Hygienic Congress. Boda-Pestu, Sept. 2. — Archduke Charles Louis, acting- on behalf of Em peror Francis Joseph, today opened the international hygienic congress. Repre sentatives from all the leading countries were present. Dr. Billings, speaking on behalf of the American government aud the scientific boards in tbe United States, said the tact that the American delegates had come so great a distance ebowed the importance of hygienic ques tions in America. Dlisater to the French. London, SeDt. 2.—A dispatch from Paris to the Times says that a cable message sent from St. Louis, Senegal, to the Havas nowß agency seems to con firm the recent dispatch received by the Journal Dcs Debet* regarding the disas ter to the French army at Timbuctoo. The Havas dispatch Bays it is rumored in St. Louis tbat the situation in Tira hnotoo is grave. A company of tiral leurs are said to have been completely beaten by tbe Tuaregs. A Crisis at Rome. London, Sept. 2. —A dispatch from Rome says affairs in tbat city have again assumed a grave aspect. Agrarian crimes are freqnent. and the ill feeling of the peasantry against the land owners, whieb was dormant during the state of siege, is now found in seditious propor tions. The government Is asked to take strenuous measures to improve the re lations between the land owners and tenants. The Kaiser in Sweden. Stockholm, Sept. 2.—Emperor Wil liam bas arrived at Lenskron. in South Sweden, where he will attend the great autumn rnaneavers. This is tbe first visit of royalty sines 1861. The thor oughfares wore packed with people. In ths evening there was a torchlight pro cession and the emperor was serenaded by a military band. The maneuvers began last Thursday. Nihilists Arrested. Sr. Pktkrsburg, Bept, 2.—The police at Kalooga, oapital of the government of that name, 95 miles southwest of Mos cow, have discovered n press that was being used by tbe nihilists for tbe pub lication of literature lor dissemination throughout the empire. Mr<ny persons have been arrested on the charge of be ing interested in the press. Ambassador Bayard's Picnic. Athens, Sept. 2.—The British minister today gave a lunch in honor of M. Tri coupis, prims minister of Greece, and the members of Sir John Binder's party, who are making a Mediterranean trip in the latter's yacht. Among the guests was lion. Tbomaa F. Bayard, the Amer ican amba.-aador to Great Britain, who is one of the yachting party. Revolt of Natives. London, Sept. 3.—A Cane Town dis patch to the Time' says that business is at a standstill in Lorenzo Vltrquez, in tbe uortli side of LMagoa bay, owing to a revolt of the natives, a Portuguese launch, fired on by natives, returned the fire, killing a nnmb.-r of the natives. None of the Portuguese were hurt. Attempted Suicide. Rome, Sept. 2. —Eugene Zozzi, form erly American consul hero, made an at tempt to kill himself today in tho mall of the Pincio, a fashionable evening re sort, but was prevented by the police. It is belived the attempt was prompted by financial troubles. Anarchist Threats. Berlin, Sspt. 2. —The emperor has telegraphed to the prefect of police of Berlin to return to this city on account of anarchist threats. AFFAIRS IN HAYTI. Fraaldsnt Htppoiyt* eaid to Ba Mor tally 111. New York, Bept. 2.—The steamer Sag inaw, Captain Rockwell, from Azna, Ban Domingo, brines no news of any dis turbance in Hayti. President Hippolyte is said to be mortally ill, and when he dies it is thought a very uncertain atate of affairs will prevail and a revolution will be among the possibilities. The Saginaw also brings news from Puerto Plato that on August 15th the Hamburg-American steamer Colonia, in attempting to change ber berth, etrnck a sunken steamer in tbe harbor and will probably prove a total loss. THE END VERY NEAR. Comte d* Farl* Dying—Prayer* far Hl* Recovery. London, Sent. 2.—Reports from Stowe house tonight state the comte de Paris ia weaker. It is believed tbe end is near. Paris, Sept. 2.—ln accordance with the desire expressed by tbe duke of Orleans, son of the comte de Paris, who is said to be dying at Stowe honse, near London, that prayers be said in the churches ior the restoration of his father to health, a low m;tss was celebrated to day at the church of the Madeline. The services wore attended by all tbe not able royalists in Paris, each of whom displayed deep emotion. SAMOAN AFFAIRS. The Tripartite Af-roum.nt the Root or the Erll. London, Sept. 3,—A dispatch from Berlin to the Times Bays thst the Ger man press, in commenting on Samoan affairs, emphatically demands that an end be put to tha intolerable situation there. The German papers declare tbat the tripartite agreement of the govern ment of the island is the root of the evil and should be repealed. The Vossiche Zsitung suggests tbat Germany summon a conference in Ber lin for the purpose of endeavoring to solve the question. At the same time it is added Germany does not intend to relax hor claims or to agree to tbe proposal made by New Zealand tbat the administration of the government of the islands be submitted to that colony. Kissed the Pope's Toe. Rome, Sept. 2.—Sixty Canadian pil grims attended mass this morning in the hall of tbe consistory. The pope acted as celebratant. After tbe Bervice hia holiness permitted the pilgrims to kiss his toe, and expressed a few pleasant words to each. Cholera in Belgium. Brussels, Sept. 2.—A case of cholera was reported today at Niiuport, West Flanders. One death from the disease occurred at Boksmeer. FCGITIVB FAIOE. Tho Ex-Congressman Straightening- Hia Crooked Trausaetlons. Cleveland, Sept. 2.—A letter from David K. Paige, tbe exiled congressman who is accused of having forged the name of the late John Huntington to hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of paper, has been received here. Paige says he has made a liberal offer to banks holding Paige, Carey ,v Co.'s pa per to redeem all paper beld by them, which offer bas been accepted by nearly all such banks, and that the Huntington attorneys are by an agreement with hie attorneys, remaining passive to give him an oppor tunity to effeot a settlement. Paige also wrote that he took no money, books or papers witb him to South America, and for corroboration refers to F. H. Hirde.a New York detective, whom he says was sent to see bim by the Huntington es tate attorneys. Paige's leUer is dated San leidro. TKNNKSUS:* LYNCHERS. Judge Cooper Is Detr-rmlnvd to Punish Them. Memphis, Term., Sept. 2. —Criminal Court Judge Cooper is determined to punish the mob who lynched six alleged negro incendiaries near Millington Fri day night. Four more men were ar rested on bench warrants today, charged with complicity in the lynching. From facts brought out today it appears De tective Richardson knew un attempt would be made to lynch the prisoners, and deliberately led them into tha hands of the mob. A Small Clyelon*. Louisville, Sept. 2.—A small cycloee Struck the eonthwestern part of this city today about 3 o'clock and did about $12,000 worth of damage. The people living in this city were nearly fright ened to death, having in mind the disas trous cyclone of 18IW, and several of them had narrow escapes. Mouuted li .; 1-w iy :ti»n. o.«utA, B?pt. 2.—Two mounted high waymen have been at work iv Omaha for several nights. They ride together and ride rapidly from ono partof the city to another, easily eluding tho police. A number oi' people have been held np. They ride upon the sidewalks and, witb revolvers, hold up pedestrians. A Troll-y Car Collision. Chestkr, Pa., Sept. 2. —Fiiteen people were injured in a collieion between trol ley can. at Derby toda , the accident be ing caused by the motorunau losing con trol of tho brakes in gong down hill. None will die. Most of tlie passengers e-ceped serious ir j ry by j.iinpiug, but sustained flesh wounds. Redondo Beach Hotel, Kedondo Beac , Cal.; open ail the year through; hand somely furnished rooms; table unsur passed, Kates from $15 to $-5 per week. Address Lynch & Aull, proprietors. Tooth brushes. A complete line, and we sell them at 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, 40 and 50 cts.. and guarantee every brush. Lit tle boy's phurmaoy, 311 S. Spring et. In all cases of dyspepsia, indigestion or constipation, the infallible cure is Dr. St. John's capsules, 25 cents a box, at Off cc Vaughn's, druggists, Fourth and elpring streets. PRICE FIVE CENTS. A BLAST OF HELL Minnesota Forests Ablaze. Six Towns Wiped Ont of Existence. More Than 500 Inhabitants Cremated. An Appalling Catastrophe at Hinckley. The Town Engulfed by a Sea of" Flames. Sandstone and Pokegama Sharad a Like Fate. Likewise Sandstone Junction and bknnk Lake. Destruction Is Complete In the Villages Nimcd - Hnndrvdi of Charred Corpses—Many Fanillloa HomelMi. By the Assoclatafl Press. Bt. Paul, Sept. 2.—Six towni wiped out and more than 500 people dead is tbe record made by the forest fires ia this state in the past 24 hours. Ia Hinckley, Sandstone, Pokegama, Sand stone junction, Skunk lake and Mission creek there are 355 known dead. In ad dition, several hundreds are missing, while from 150 to 250 were scattered oa farms throughout the district burned over. The destruction was complete in moat of the towns named, but some of the forest land escaped. The lose, however, will be in the millions, and tbe loss ol life will not be definitely known for sev eral days, if ever. The relief trains brought supplies sent out from this city, Minneapolis, Duluth and other towns, and tbe sufferers are being cared for at Pine City and other points. St. Paul was quick te respond to tha needs oi the stricken people. In an in credibly short space of tims $4000 worth of provisions and clothes were raissd and hospital supplies, tents, etc., far the nse of the survivors were hnrridly sent on a special train to the sceaa. The people of Kush City and Pine City have also responded nobly tojths call for relief. Tbe relief that is needed is clothing and foed, also money to rebuild as the people have absolutely nothing left. The roads leading to ths burned dis tricts, tbe St. Paul and Duluth, the Omaha and th? Eastern Minnesota, did not attempt to send out their regular trains tonight. Governor Nelson, Mayer Smith, of St. Paul, and Mayor Eustis, of Minna* polis, have all issued proclamations calling on the people for help. Any thing in tbe line of provisions, clothing or money will be very acceptable. All the churches in toe oity and the relief societies have been throwing open their doors for contributions and several re sponses have been received. THe FIRE'S WORK. An Awful Holocaust nt ninoktey— Tha Whole Country Ablaze. St. Paul, Sept. 2.—The town of Hinckley, Minn., abont half way be tween tbia city and Duluth, hag been wiped out by foreet tires, and tbe list of dead may reach 1000. It will certainly exceed 200, and tho reports now being; received would indicate that the larger figure would not be too great. A GAUNTLET 01' FIBE. On the train today from there were one or two people who came through tbe fires, and who have graphio storiei to relate of the eoene. The train from Duluth touched a point a mile and a half north of Hinckley some time after midnight, and was forced to return to a point five miles away, oa account of the threatening flames. Half a dozen of the passengers, however, secured a handcar nud rode through the flames to Hinck ley, taking tbe north bound train thia side of there and returning on it to thia city On their ride on the handcar they encountered two mangled bodies along the line of the railroad. Seven teen were di covered at Hinckley during the morning, and 21 have been found npto 1 o'clock. They say the people of Hinckley ran to the woods when tbeir houses caught fire, and as the timber afterwards burned it is more than prob able that great numbers perished. The most conservative estimate of the dead is 200. THE WHOLE COUNTRY ABLAZE. The whole country around Hinokley is on fire and the fullest extent of the disaster cannot be learned ior a day or two. It ia feared several other towns have suffered a like faie. Milaca called ' for help yesterday afternoon and the re* lisf train from St. Cloud was unable to