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VOL. XLIII. NO. 53.
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J ♦ HAVILAND CHINA, MONDAY AND TUESDAY'S SPECIAL OFFER: t 1 BAKQUBTand ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS | 2 PIANO LAMPS, With Flower Pot, in Three Different Biieg. • J SILVER Small I Medium fO I Large t X PLATED WARE, Complete I complete complete ♦ t CLOCKS CAL,L EARt ' Y AND BKCURK BEST PICK. I g etc,,KTc. MEYBERG BROS. | ♦♦♦^^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦^♦♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦^♦♦^_»»»»»» Barns, FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT BJieuniittism, AND BEAST. Stiff Joints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 8, 1894 THE WAR IN THE ORIENT. Awful Atrocities a' Port Arthur. Outrages on Japs Shockingly Avenged. Nearly Every Chinaman in the City Pat to Death. Tha Japanese Fleet, Threatening Wai Bal Wei — Peace Negotiation. —Ad Armistice Likely to Be Arranged. Bj the Associated Fran. London, Doe. 2.—Tho oorrsapondent of tha Times telegraphs as follows from Hiroshima. Japan: "I have just returned from ths seat of war and had a conversation with Vis count Masse Manemitau, ths foreign minister, in regard to the miaeonduot of the Japanese at Port Arthur. I informed him tbat I had watched tha Japanese army enter ths town. Tbe Chinese re sisted to the last. I saw Chinese in plain clothes with firearms oonoealed on tbeir persons. I alao found explosive bullets. The Japanese reported that oiviliana fired npon them from the houses and they therefore deemed it necessary to exterminate them. The Japanese were further excited by finding tbe mutilated remains of Japaneae prisoners. Some of these prisoners had been burned alive. I saw no resistanoe in tbe town during tbe next four daya. The Japanese pil laged the whole town and killed almost every man. Very few women or chil dren were killed. Thoae who were killed were probably killed unintentionally. I saw aoores of Chinese i ritonera pinioned, disemboweled and dismembered. Many bodies were partially buried. "Tbe foreign.minister expressed him self as intensely surprised and grieved. Hitherto, be added, the Japanese armi had been admired for its bnmanity anc discipline. He was unwilling to believe it possible tbat they had aoted aa re ported, or to express an opinion on the subject until a detailed; official repor arrived. Meanwhile he authorised me to say that be wae certain tbe govern men! was sincerely determined to ac on principles of humanity and civiliza tion, and was firmly resolved to main tain the honor of Japan and refute Chinese slanders. I am satisfied the government desires neither to concea ihe truth nor to permit slanders." A Chee Foo dispatch to the Times says it is reported that the Japaneee fleet is desirous of taking a more prom inent part in the war. Tbe fleet was off Wei Hai Wei but bat now diaap peered. Wei Hai Wei is strongly de fended. Tbe Chinese fleet waa still in side tha harbor. Reinforcements are being poured in from tbe land side General Chang is in command. He is a brave and competent officer and is as sisted by several competent foreigners Tbe Chinese people fear tbat if peace is made tbe disbanded troops will com mit outrages. In a few days' time al north will close. The * traffic Japanese will have to aot quickly 11 tbey intend to attack Pekiu. Tbe most reliable reports received in Obee Poo state tbat Japan bu iniormed tbe foreign minister that she is willin to negotiate if China sues for pesos. Thi China has done, so an armistice is likely to be arranged. THE WAY IT LOOKS THIS MORNING. ENGLAND'S OBJECT. Tha Czar Halt r. K-pt Ont or Coraa—Ll Unn[ Chang's Policy. Tacoma, Wash., Deo. 2.—ln an inter view in the Ledger, Capt. John Panton, R. N. R., master ol tbe<yietoria, says it ia current gossip and' generally believed on "the other side' : tbat England had a deep object in hastening to sign a treaty witb Japan several months ago, after Japan had won several victories. The supposed object was to form an alliance with the power likely to control the Corean sitnation, in order to prevent Ruesia from gaining power in that strat egic quarter of the globe—strategio par ticularly from Russia's point of view, since her chief Siberian port, Vladivo stok, is blockaded with ice half tbe year. By remaining friendly witb Japan it is fully believed tbat England will keep the czar ont of Corea. Many people in tbe Orient are begin ning to thick, Captain Panton says, that Cbina has adopted and is now patting into practice the advice given to Vice roy Li Hnng Chang by Qeneral Gordon of tbe British army after the Taihing ; rebellion. His advice was tbat if an enemy ever invaded Cbina, to retreat, retreat, retreat, until tbe enemy's troops were well in the intrrinr, and then to tarn tbe Chinese hordes upon tbem and to annihilate tbem. Captain Panton says: "The result of tbis war is hard to forecast. If it is Irue tbat the Chinese are carrying ont Gordon's advice, which seems quite probable, tbey will yet swamp the Japanese. Yet, if the Chi nese allow auch places as Port Arthur to be taken one cannot tell what to expect. Port Arthur was a Gibraltar. It had new guvs from Europe only a few months ago and was supposed to be impreg nable. It looks as if tbe Chinese man darins and taotais wanted to overthrow the Manchurian dynasty and were play ing into Japan's hands. Everybody in tbe Orient is disgusted with the way things are going in Cbina, and the rotten ststp that that country is in. It is common gossip tbat the mandarine and taotais demanded money in large sums for ammunition, shot and shell, and to maintain tbeir troops, and tbat tbey spend most of the money for them selves or hoard it for foture use. It is tbe most rotten state of affairs that has ever been seen in any country in the world. "Anybody wbo has a pull with a mandarin can get a. position of some kind. For instance, a farmer with a pull may bs put in as captain of a vessel in the navy. This condition of things permeates China through and through. U?er there it ie called tbe "mandarin squeeze." That term applies particularly to what would be called a "rake off" in this country. Large contracts for government sup plies are let, it is understood, with the understanding that the officials get a good percentage of tbe contract price from tbe contractors. Sometimes tbe supplies are not purchased, or only in very small quantities. "It seemß to be pretty well settled that the Chinese had used up all their powder and ammunition when tbe fighting was finished at the battle off the Yaln river. If China's fleet had had plenty of ammunition, it should have sunk tbe whole Japanese fleet un less the Japs ran away. The Japs were willing to quit fighting, not knowing the Chinese were oat ef powder and shell. Had they known it then tbey might have demolished the Chinese fleet. "No, Ido not think Li Hung Chang is in the scheme to overthrow the gov ernment, if one exists. He is handi capped by China's conservatism and apathy to modern improvements and modern ways of fighting." Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco. AMERICANS IN PEKIN. No Reason for Apprehension Tonchlng Thelr Safety. Washington, Dec. 2.—lt is stated posi tively at the department of atate that there ia no fresh reason for apprehension touching tbe aafety of American resi dents of Pekin, and that United States Minister Denby baa not made any appeal to tbe department for protection ainoe his original dispatoh aent some time ago and referred to at the time in tbe Asso ciated Press ' i. patch, in which he stnted that should the Japanese troops attack Pekin the aafety of tbs foreign residents might be threatened, and it would be well to send a force of United States troops to protect the legation. As is customary in auch oases, thia dis patch was promptly communicated to the navy department and 50 marines were ordered to be transferred from the other veaaela of the American fleet to tbe Monocaoy at Tien Tain, near by Pekin. In addition Admiral Car penter was instructed to put himself in communication with Minister Denby, and to use his discretion in doing every thing necessary to insare tbe safety of the American residents. AU of tbis took place some time ago, and since then Mr. Denby has made no further application for protection. He ia at liberty any time to transfer hie legation to Tien Tein, where it would be almost under the guna of tbe Monocaoy, and, in fact, he was authorized to do this at a very early stage of the war, when the Chinese showed symptoms of disaffec tion at tbe firat reverses sustained by their armies. The legation would certainly be much safer at Tien Tain than at Pekin, and it ia impossible for even the light draft Monocacy to navi gate tbe river up to tbe latter city at this season of the year. But tbe faot that Mr. Denby, although the means of communication are open, has not re cently asked for aid from tbe depart ment, ia regarded as evidence that be feels no apprehension at preaent, and this view is supported by tbe cable ad vices from Cbee Foo to the effect that, encouraged by tbe prospect of a reetora ation of peace, many of the foreign resi dents at Pekin who had taken refags at Tien Tain were returning to Pekin, PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. Japan Sends a Counter Proposition to Minister Denby, Tokio, Dec. 2.—Peace negotiations are proceeding. Tbe miniater of foreign affairs has handed to United Statee Min ister Dun a counter proposition for trans mission to United States Minister Denby. Owing to the secrecy surrounding the negotiations, it is impossible at tbie stage to discover the exact nature of this counter proposition, but it is sap posed to differ from Minister Denby'a original proposition mainly in resnect to the amount of tbe indemnity demanded by Japan, and in tbe addition of certain rather onerouß guarantees for tbe faith ful execution of China's pledge. It is rumored that one of these guarantees ia the continuation of the Japaneae occu pation of Port Arthur until the treaty conditions are fulfilled, but it is appre hended such a demand may involve Great Britain, to which nation such oc cupation would be obnoxious. Not Sent by Li Hung Chang. Yokohama, Dec. 2.—Mr. Detrlng, the envoy who visited Japan for tbe pur pose of negotiating a peace, and whose mission proved a failure, the prime min ister declining to meet him, has written a private letter to the prime minister, denying that he was sent to Japan by Li Hung Chang. China's New Loan. London, Dec. 2.—A dispatch from Berlin states that Cbina has accepted the English offer of four and one-half per cent loin of £1,200,000. TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BT TELEGRAPH-National capital gossp. Reassembling oi congress—Comptrol ler Ecolea' annual report The oriental war.... Atrocities at Port Arthur... .Nego tiations for peace... Arrival ol John Bums, M. P., at New York Pacific coast happen ings.. ..Foreign flashes General newt gleanings. ' LOCAL — Occidental college nates Sum mary of November weather... .More abont tbe Elikan murder Champion Bicyclist Schock tolls how to train....Sporting events yesterday....The death of Soldier John Smith at the soldiers' home The close of the city campaign... .The coursing matches yesterday at Long Beach—lnter esting facts about Prof. Swift's comet.... The score at the Turners' big shoot yes terday. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Pasadena —City parks....A large crop of oranges promised. Santa ana—Christian Endeavor convention Barley acreage. Pomona—Local news matters! Anaheim —A military ball. San Pedro—Shipping notes....Social affairs. Bivxrsidk—A hotly contested call game. POINTERS FOR TODAY. Burbani Theater—The Operator, Imperial—Vaudeville. Pavilion—lnternational exposition. OKLAHOMA SETTLERS. Tha Flynn Bill for Their Belief De nounced. Perry, O. T„ Deo. 2.—The following resolutions were passed at the state> hood convention held at El Reno: Resolved, That we earnestly request tbat no law be enacted which in its na ture would tend to impair the obligations of the contracts or pledgee made by our government to its oitizsns ; that we de nounce house bill 79411, introduced Au gust 10, 1894, by our representative, Dennis Flynn, entitled "A bill for tbe relief of settlera in Oklahoma territory," and further request tbat said bill be not passed or any bill of similar im port. ' Followed Aronnd the World. Memphis, Term., Dec. 2.—A. Emanuel, a traveling salesman, is under arrest here charged witb being a fugitive from justice from tbe state of New York. Emanuel is alleged to have embezzled a considerable amount of money from the clothing houee of A. Goldberg & Co,, of New York, two years ago, and has been followed around tbe world by a detective. He returned to the United States a short time ago, and when arrested wbb traveling for a New Orleans house. A Great Chess Playar. New York, Dec. 2.— J. W. Sbowalter played on 17 board* simultaneously at tbe Brooklyn Chess club on Saturday night. He' won eight games, lost four and drew live. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate pricea. 112 West Tbird etreet. Wickstrom & Person, tailors. Fit, workmanship and goods guaranteed first-class; prices moderate. Room 1, 120>2 S. Spring atreet. The drug combine "busted" by Off & Vaughn. Drugs at eastern prices. Ayer's, Joy'e and Hood'a sarsaparilla, 65 ota; Paine's Celery Compound, 75c; Syrup of figs, 35 eta. Babies cry for Caßtoria, 25 cents a bottle at Off & Vaughn's, corner Fourth and Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any etyle. Tangerine oranges at Althoaae Bros.' PRICE FIVE CENTS. 53RD CONGRESS. The Second Session Will Bo gin at High Noon Today, PROBABLE LEGISLATION, Little Will Be Accomplished Beyond Passing Appro priation Bills. MUCH BOTTLED UP WRATH Bitter Feeling; Against the Presides! Likely te Find Vent—Tne Presi dent's Message Anxleasly Awaited. By the Associated Press, Washington, Dec. 2.—The second sea •ioo of the Fifty-third congress beams st noon tomorrow. Beyond the passage of the regular appropriation bills, it seems probable little in the way of leg islation will be accomplished at the abort session, although several import ant propositions will doubtleaa be preaaed to the front. Among the mem bers of the dominant party in!tbe|house, over half of whom weie defeated for re election, ia a great deal of bitter feeling againat the administration for real or fancied grievances. It will be the pur. pose of tbe Demooratio leaders to sup press aa far as possible the display of re sentment, but the Republicans will spare no pains to provoke and goad tbeir de feated adversaries into letting loose their vials of wratb. If the president ontlinea a financial acheme in hia meaaage tomorrow, as is anticipated, it will probably furnish the opponents of bis banking and financial views tbeir desired opportunity. In the course of the aeesion it ie un derstood the Nicaragua canal project will be brought prominently forward. At the opening of congress, however, routine matters will be kept to the fore to stave off as far aa possible unpleasant references to the election, which woold prove distasteful to the majority, but thia policy can be only partially suc cessful as the latitude allowed in debate upon billa will throw the doom open to remarks on any subject. Before the adjournment for the holi days it will be necessary to pass an ap propriation to carry out the tariff bill provision levying a tax on incomes, the collection of which begins January 1, and while it will no doubt meet with much opposition and lead to a general review of the arguments againet such a tax, the general impression ia that it will pass by a large majority. The impeachment of Judge Kicks of the Northern district of Ohio, will also furnish a diversion before the bolidaya. If the judiciary committee, which in vestigated the charges, should preaent a resolution of impeachment and it should carry, tbe trial would occur in the sen ate, the chief justice presiding. Im peachment proceedings are rare and novel, and tbis one, the firat eince the trial of President Johnson, would at tract no little attention. Tomorrow, if a quorum is present in the house, after the calling of the roll, nothing will be done probably beyond the reading of the president's message. No definite programme haß been ar ranged for tbe remainder of the week. The committee on appropriations, how* ever, has two bills almost prepared, the pensions and fortifications hills, and if tbey are reported on Tuesday, work upon tbem can be entered upon Wed nesday. THE SENATE. It Will Begin Work With » Foil Calen dar —No Definite Programme. Washington, Dec. 2.—The senate will be callsd to order on Monday at 11 noon, when tbe last session of tbe Fifty-third session of congresß will begin. Tbe vice* president is in the oity and will proside. The session will begin witb a full caleu dar, the result of the committee action during the long session, and it contains at least 200 items, covering a wide rarjga of matters. Nothing has transpired to indicate which of the 200 items will re ceive first attention, whether they will bo taken in their order, or whether the calendar will be followed at all. Much interest is felt among senators of all political beliefs in the president's message and in the recommendations which the secretary of the treasury will make on financial questions. These will have much to do in directing the course of the senate. If there aro recom mendations for radical departures, on fi nancial methods, thoy are euro to lead to much epeecbmaking oarly iv the ses sion and later to form tbe basis of ooin* mittee action. Significance is also attached to Sena* tor Voorheeß' decision that he will aik tbe finance committee to Bit on Tuesday. Tuesday is the day for tbe regular meet ing of thia committee, but it doea not ordinarily meet so promptly after the asoembling of the senate. Chairman Voorheeß declines to state the object of tbe meeting further than to say that it is being held for the purpose of permit ting an exchange of viewa ainoug the members. If the president's message is received Monday, tho executive recom mendations could of course be taken np, but as thers hod been no potKlve »«» sursnce as to when tbe mesas come in, when the meeting wi i,n, it would appear the chair ii had n > other objects in It ia possible; liia purpose may be to arrange a poiiof