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VOL. XLIII. NO. 60.
HOLIDAY Headquarters Many ehoic- novelties for males of all ages. T T Silk Umbrellas; what's better for a gift? H (~> T*(> This rain created quite a demand for v - ' Mackintoshes and Rubber Coats, we wore In It as usual. ————. AT PRESENT WAITING Our Overcoat counter is all mussed up. We can say more about them if we get a chance to get in their vicinity. Sociable Underwear. MULLEOrUETT I CO., 101 NORTH SPRING STREET. 201-203-205-207 & 2Q9 W. FIRST ST. AMUSEMENTS. MATINEE NEW BILL OF VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS. SUNDAY ™Jr*NINQ. THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED They Will Positively Appear A This Evening. SANSON! SISTERS. BROTH KKS LACIIARIIE. ' TONER AND KROBKL. RI'SSELI. AND RIDER. WARD AND MARTIN. QUIQLBY BROTHERS. MAY DEVELLIOU. CEO. HARRISON. SANFORD AND RICE. WEEK OF I Onr BIG SUNDAY, Eastern HOLIDAY DEC. 16th. | Importations ATTRACTIONS. PRICES: io, 20, 25 & 50 cents. NEW LOS ANGELES THEATER. Under the direction ol AL HAYMAN C. M. WOOD, Lessee. H. C. WYATT, Manager. 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Kalaer Wllhatan Receives tbe Russian Ambassador and Officials or the Reichstag—A Gala on tbe Irish Coast. By the Associated Press. London, Deo. 9. —Two ladies of the New York Sun's correspondent's family were making calls just after dusk yester day In Kensington. They bad some difficulty in finding the number and address of a friend and not seeing a policeman, stopped to inquire tbe way to the Queen's Gate terrace, of a group of four women who happened to be ap proaching. Before tbey had time to speak two words of tbeir question the four women turned and fled with every evidence of sudden terror. The ladies walked on a few steps, met two more women and at tempted to make the same inquiry. Tne second couple seemed seized with even greater alarm than than the first group. They gathered up their skirts, ran across the atreet and away without waiting to hear the question. This extraordinary power to put tbe British maids and matrons to flight by a word, so amused the two American women that they tested it once or twice more with the same result, except that one women remained sufficiently self possessed to call back, "don't know," over her shoulder as she ran away. Tbe incident furnishes striking proof of the literal reign of- terror now pre vailing in one of the most fashionable quarters in London by reaeon of the series of strange crimes about which the cable haa already told something. A mysterious veiled woman in black, whose mania is to stab others of her sex, has appeared no less than five times within a week in a district less tban half a mile square, and although scores of detectives are lying in wait for her, she is still at large. In each case she has approached her victim with an inquiry about a certain street. Tbe first victim' lost itn eye; the second was stabbed in the neck, narrowly escaping death. Fear of her was now widespread, bo that the othere she accosted fled before she could strike them. There is some sus picion that she is a small man in dis guise, as all describe the person as hav ing a gruff voice, but the police believe it is a woman and that she ia undoubt edly insane. Tbere is no direct conneotion between these crimes and young Saunderson's murder of an abandoned woman in the aame Kensington district, but certain experts in mental diseases and criminol ogists endeavor to traoe the epidemic of violent crime in London to a single source, namely, the great public agita tion over the South end murder, the very mysterious crime for which Read was banged last Tuesday. The matter has given rise to an inter esting publio discussion begun by Dr. Forbes Winelow, wbo, perhaps, is the highest English authority on sucb sub jects. He writes: "The force of imita tion is so great tbat an irresistible im pulse exists in a certain claaa of indi viduals who, though at large are, never theless, in such a state of mind as to warrant their detention. I allude to weak-minded persons, conaidered barm less, between 15 and 30 years ol age, of excitable instinct, without occupation for their minda and who waste their time in gloating over accounts of various crimes, or are seen banging abput the Old Bailey on the day of some criminal cause celebre. "Jurisprudence is full of homicidal epidemics. The terrible murders per petrated by 'Mme. De Brinvilliera in France may be forgotten, but what oc. curred at that time is instructive. Dur ing tne trial all Paris was in a state of great excitement. Tbe murderess was tbe sole topic of conversation. All the details of the orimes were greedily de voured and the idea of secret poisoning, the offense she was accused of, was put into tbe heada of hundreds, many of whom became guilty of it. For two years tbe poison mania kept hold of the popular mind, and the prisons of France teemed with persons accused of this crime. I could give hundreds of in stances where murder, suicide, incendi arism and poisoning have had imita tors. "At tbe present time a case bas oc curred which bids fair again to agitate and upset the public mind, especially those who are insanely or morbidly in clined. Ths evil is a great one and the remedy ie yet to be discovered to pre vent a series of crimes following epidem ically. I would suggest the following: "One—Curtailed and non-aenaational accounts of such crimes. "Two—lt ia moat important in my mind that the date of execution be, as in France, secret and tbat tbe criminal have notice the evening before." In connection with young Ssunder eon's insane ctime and tbe Kensington stabbings, the authorities have bean ex tremely alarmed, lest another Jack the Ripper soare should seize upon the pop ular mind. This led them early in the week to make tbe important announce ment that they have reason to believe tbat the author of the Jack the Ripper Crimea has been several years iv his grave. More than thia the Scotland yard authorities refuse to divulge. ARMENIAN MASSACRES. Th* Porta Kept Id Hot Watar Over th« Ontr nf»m. London, Dec. 9.—A dispatch to the Standard from Constantinople says that tbe anltan bas not acquiesced in tbe mission of Consnl General Jewett, who was selected by President Cleveland to inquire into the Turkish outrages in Armenia. The dispatch adds that the Roltan appears to fear the result of an independent report to tbe Washington government. Sir Philip Currie, the British ambas sador to Turkey, it in very active com munication with tbe porte and foreign embassies. It ia believed, <vitb good reason, that he ia pressing the porte to accept some measure that will satisfy the outraged publio opinion of Kurope. The porte is completely alive to tbe gravity of tbe situation and seems to fear either a collective note from tbe powers or an agreement between Russia and Great Britain for a Russian occupa tion of Armenia. Vienna, Deo. 9.—Trustworthy Con stantinople advices here show that the Turkish minister of justice invited Hy mayak, locum tenens of the Armenian patriarchate, to petition the sultan to pardon 233 Armenians who are lying in provincial prisons. No reply bas been received to tbe invitation yet, and it is likely to be declined. London, Deo. 9. —A dispatch to the Chronicle from Rome says Italy is in full agreement with Great Britain and is ready to consent to European inter vention in Armenia. KAISER WILHELM. He Receive, the Ituulnn Ambassador and Offtot-rs or the Tt.lchstng. Berlin, Dec. 9.—Emperor William to day received Count Yon Schouvaloff, the Russian ambassador to Germany, who formally announced to hia majesty the accession of Czar Nicholas to tbe throne of Russia. Tbe ambassador was invited to take lunch at the palace. At noon the emperor received the president and vice presidents of the reichstag and made the customary speech, expressing his satisfaction at their re-election. Iv the course oi the audienco his majesty referred to the Socialist demonstration at the first ses sion of the reichstag, and said he did not for a moment regard the matter from a personal point of view. Ho merely regarded it as an attack on the constitu tion. The purpose of tho new bill that will be submitted to tho reiohatag was to prevent such attacks. A Gale on the Irish Coast. London, D9O. 9. —A violent southeast gale has prevailed along tbo Irish coast since dawn. The Cnnnrd line steamer Umbria from Liverpool yesterday for New York, waa detained at Queenstown until this afternoon. Several steamers were compelled to seek refuge in Queens town harbor. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS. FESTIVITIES IN HONOR OF THE GREAT KING. Tha Three Hundredth Anniversary or Hie Birth Appropriately Cele brated In Sweden and Germany. Stockholm, Dsc 9. —The 300 th anni versary of the birth of Gustavus Adol - phus, the'great Swedish King, who died on the battlefield of Teutzen, November 6, 1632, was celebrated herewith a pomp and splendor which made it one of the greatest festivals ever held in the capi tal. Tbe celebration commenced yester day when tbe public school children gathered in their respective schools and marched to tbe various state churches. This morning patriotic and religious hymns were rung on all tbe chimes in the city. The regimental bands also played similar music. In the Riddarholm church, the burial place of Gustavus Adolphus and other fatuous Swedish kings, whore usually no divine services are held, services took place at 11 o'clock in the morning and were attended by King Oscar, the royal princes, the representatives of the Ger man emperor and other deputations from Germany, the diplomatic corps aud municipal officials and numerous dele gations. A few hours later a memorial service was held in tho German church. The sermon was preached in the German language. The king, tbe representatives of Emperor William, and all the delega tionii from Germany atteuded. At 8 p. m. a torchlight procession marched through the principal stroetß, the torchbearers consisting of all the troops of the S ockholm garrison. A few hours later another torchlight procession made up of the various clubs and societies of the capita!, marched through the streets to the royal castle, where a choir, coneißting of 650 voices, sang patriotic airs. Still later in the evening King Oscar gave a banquet at the castle, to which 100 peisons wore invited. Berlin, Dsc. 9.—Today, the 300 th an niversary of the birth of Gustavus Adol phus, was generally observed by Protest ant Germans. Special services were held in several of the churches here. Similar celebrations were held in all the large German cities. Throughout the grand duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eiaenach the day was kept as a national festival. A Cotton Factory Uurned. Columbia, S. C, Dec. 9.—The Bank cotton factory in Lexington was de stroyed by lire laat night. The origin is unknown. Loss $75,000, insured. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Third street. Wickstrom & Person, tailors. Fit, workmanship and goods guaranteed first-class; prices moderate. Rjotn 1, 120>2 S. Spring etreet. Tbe drug combine "busted" by 03 & Vaughn. Drugs at eastern prices. Ayer's, Joy's and Hood's aarsaparilla, «5 cts; Faine'e Celery Compound, 75u; Syrup of figs, 35 cts. Babies cry for Castoria, 25 cents a bottle at Off & Vaughn's, corner Fourth and Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second street. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Northern grapes at Althouse Bros. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World* Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. CATHERINE GING'S FATE. Another Confession of the Murder. Janitor Blixt Fired the Fatal Shot. He First Stated that Hayward Did the Shooting:. Then He Retraoted and Admitted Tbat He Hlmseir Committed tbe Crime at Hayward'a In.tlgatton. By the Associated Press. Minneapolis, Dec. 9. —If the oonfes sion voluntarily made by Blixt, tbe jan itor of tbe Ozark flats, in the presence of Mayor Eustis, the county attorney and tbe chief of police today is true, Harry Hayward fired the shot tbat killed Catherine Ging and Blixt assisted him in disposing of the body. Blixt told of hia first conversation with Hnyward about one month before the murder. It was in regard to the holding up or kill ing of a Chicago man who had loaned Hayward $400, the object being to re gain possession of any paper which the man might have as an evidence of Hay ward's indebtedness. Blixt's ignorance prevents htm from giving an intelligible idea of just what the transaction was to be, further than that t hero was to be a hold up or a murder. Hayward proposed to send Blixt to Chicago and lo have him re turn from thatcity when he was wanted. Blixt refused to go into it and save that Hayward went to Chicago himself. Upon returning from Chicago, Hay ward broached another scheme to him, that of setting tire to a barn. Ho induced Blixt to commit the act, thus securing a penitentiary bold on the man. It was shortly after this tbat the scheme to murder Miss Giog was broached. Hayward told bim she was completely in his power and that she wonld do anything he told her to. When the scheme of killing ber was mentioned, Hayward told him that by killing ber be would regain possesion of $7000 which he had given her, and in addition would make $10,000, as she had "willed" her life in surance to him. He offered Blixt one fifth of the amount it be would commit the deed. Blixc still refused to have anything to do with tbe crime and threatened to quit then then and there, whereupon Hayward stated he would do it himself, saying: "I would as soon kill her as I would a dog." This was about a week ago. In his confession Blixt makes no reference to the ride Miss Ging took November 27th. Hay ward's iirst plan, after be concluded to commit the crime himself, was out lined to Blixt. Tbere was in the base ment a T rail about two feet in length. Hayward directed Janitor Blixt to cut this in two, stating ho would take Miaa Gig ridiuK and no one would see him with her. After he struck her over the bead with the iron bar which he would carry ccncaal'ed under his coat, he then intended to throw tbe body ont of the bnggy against a curb-atone, start his horse on a gallop and then tell the story of a runaway accident. He calcu lated that the body would appear to have been thrown from the buggy when it collided with the curb. On Monday night Hayward m9t Blixt And by threats and persuasions and promises of money, induced him to be a partder in tbe crime to the extent of aiding in (be disposal of the body and make it easy for Hayward to commit the crime and return unobserved into the city, so that it wonld appear that by no possibility could he have been the guilty party. Hayward directed Blixt to prn.eed at 7:30 p. m. to the point on tbe Excelsior road where the body was found, and there to await his coming. Blixt fol lowed out his instructions to the letter. He had been at the point designated about five minutes when ho heard a shot nnd saw a carriage approaching. As it drew near he recognized Hayward n, the driver. Hayward said to him: "It is all done. Jump in nnd drive back slowly aud give me plenty of time to get back to town, and do not leave her until you make sure she is dead." Hayward got out of ths buggy and Blixt got in. Tbo woman was on the left hand side. Blixt did not look at tbe woman and the only way he in ferred that she was dead waa because she (lit not move. He drove up the Excelsior road a piece, then, alighting, started the horse and took a street car into tbe city. The horse, be says, started off slowly and then broke into a trot. Hayward arrived at the Ozark flats at 7:30 and at 7:45 was at the house of C. J. Bartolson, from where he took Miss Bartelson to the theater. Several hours after having made the above confession, Blixt called the mayor aud chief of police to his cell and said that he fired the fatal aliot himself. He then went ou to tell that Hayward had persuaded Miss Ging that green goods could be easily circulated through the medium of hor business ma a dress maker. She fell in with the idea, and when on the night of the murder Hay ward bad told her that he had arranged for her to meet a green goods dealer on the outskirts 'of the city, they started olf on the ride together. They met Blixt and Hayward induced her to let Blix: drive her to the place of meeting, with the assurance to her that he would himself follow in another buggy and be present at the meeting. Blixt then drove the woman out ou the Excalßior road and shot her. The body was then disposed of aa stated in tbe previous confession. CKACK CYOLKUS. Proposed Match Between Johoeoa and Zimmerman. New York, Ded. 9. —Arthur A. Zim merman, tbe professional bicycle cham pion, and John J. Johnson, the amateur record-breaker, will probably be match ed within a few days, ior a meeting between the two famous riders are now nnder way. Johnson's TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TELEGRAPH—Congressional forecast Washington notes Epidemlcof crime In a fashionable London section — Anni versary of the birth of Gustavus Adolphus General foreign news ...Further con fession ol the Ging murder Pacific coast happenings General news gleanings. LOCATj-occldental college items; Sam Has kins coaching the footballers Needs of tho public schools; the proposed bond issue Life In the county jail; six mur deiers there....Death of Joseph Conrad of Helena by an overdose of morphine Yes terday In the churches Sporting events of yesterday; the football boom; cracker jacks at Agricultural park; baseball games; bicycle events: the pugilists. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Pasadena—The city recorder matter Southern Pacific franchise about knocked ont. Pomona- A new water project Blx inches of rain. Long Beach—City council's freaks. Pebeis—The Crawford-Grim wedding. Cablibad—Real estate transfers. Anaheim —Poverty social Orange growert' meeting. Riverside—Mining news....Liquor sellers' sentence. Ban Pedro—Wharf franchises ...Death of Mrs. Barton. Vbktura—Jastlces and constables squab bling about offices. Colton—News notes. Mt. Lowe—Personal notes. Santa Monica—The proposed electric meet ing. Santa Ana—A supposed demented man Ada Faulkner recovering. POINTERS FOR TODAY. City Hall—Council 10 a. m, Los Angeles Thbatib—Adelaide. Bukbane—The Corsican Brothers, The Imperial—Vaudeville. backer, a Syracuse sporting man, is urg ing the matter. Tbe Syracuse man is confident the Minneapolis flyer can de feat the "Manasquan Wonder," end he offers to back his opinion with $8000 or more. Johnson's backer wants Zim merman'aud Johnson to meet in a series of races, the distance to be one or five miles, for any amount from $3000 to $5000, the contest to take place within one or two months, or any time Zim merman designates. If the races are ar ranged they will probably be run off on the new four-lap track in . Louisville, Ky. Zimmerman will be in Philadel phia on Monday, and Johnson's backer will also be there, and it is quite possi ble something will be done in tbe matter. FEDERATION OF LABOR. NEARLY ALL THE DELEGATES ASSEMBLE AT DENVER. A Folltloal Platform Cot and Dried for Adoption by the Convention —No Opposition to Free Silver. Denver, Dec. 9. —Nearly all the dele gates have arrived to attend the conven tion of the American Federation of Labor, which opens here at 10 o'clock tomorrow. John Burns, M. P.; Samuel Gompers, president of the federation; Richard Holmes, of England, and T. J. Maguire arrived this morning. Notwithstanding that the delegates to the coming convention profess ignorance as to the adoption by the delegates of a resolution favoring the free coinage of silver it ia very probable that such a resolution will be introduced and that it will meet with but little opposition. On the question of immigration some decided views are expected from the convention. They will probably be in tbe shape of a resolution asking congress to limit all foreign immigration to this country for a nninbor of years, bnt be yond doubt the principal business to come before the delegates will be the adoption of a political platform. As a basis for such a matter, the fol lowing programme, made by the differ ent trades assemblies of Great Britain, has been recommended for considera tion : "Compulsory education; direct legis* latiou ; a legal eight-hour working day; sanitary inspection of workshops, mines and homes; liability of employers for injury to health, body or life; the aboli tion of the sweating system; the mu nicipal ownership of street oars and eleotric plants for public distribution of light, heat and power j the nationaliza tion of telegraphs, telephones, railroads and mines ; the principle of referendum in all legislation." With tbo exception of the clause re ferring to the government ownership of railroads, telegraphs and telephones, the platform will probably be favorably received and adopted without discus sion. The auditing committee, consisting of J. F. Valentine, national vice-president of the Iron Moulders' union of San Francisco; J. W, Quale of the Amalga mated Carpenters of Chicago, and Chris Evans, the secretary of the federation, are in tbe city and have been inspecting tbe accounts of tbe federation. N. J. Svindseth is here, representing the Pacific Coast Fishermen's union, as to entering tbe federation. THE CLAYTON UUBDBB, Another Man Connected With It Meets a Trnglo D.situ. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 9. —Another person whose name came into promi nence in connection with the iamoua political murder ease in which Hon. John M. Clayton was the assassin's vie tim. a crime that startled tbe entire conntry and has to this day remained ebrouded in mystery, has come to a violent end, in the person of J. A. Goblentz, who suicided at Walla Walla yesterday. Coblentz waa sheriff of Conway county, Arkansas, at the time of the famous Breckinridge* Clayton congressional contest and it was he who apprehended Clayton on tbe day previous to the assassination with the admonition not to remain at Plum mersville. Whether or not the advice was given with any positive knowledge on Coblentz'a part of the fate tbat was in store for Clayton will never be known. Coblentz was a prominent figure in Con way politics. PRICE FIVE CENTS. AT THE CAPITAL Legislation That Engrosses the Attention of Con gress. THE WEEK'S FORECAST. Opposition to the Income Tax Will Manifest Itself in the House. NICARAGUA. CANAL BILL. Senator Morgan Prepared ts Press It ta the Front In the Senate —Some In teresting Debate la Prospect. By the Associated Pre«. Washington, Dec. 9.—The second bait of the session of the house promisee to witness a fierce struggle over the income tax in connection with the appropria tion to be incorporated in the urgency deficiency bill to provide for the collec tion of the tax, which begins January 1, 1895. Mr. Sayers, chairman of the appro priations committee, intends to call up tbe bill ou Tuesday, after tbe railroad pooling bill ia disposed of. Mr. Bart lett, of New York, is at the head of tha opposition to the appropriation, and al though the opposition is not considered strong enough to defeat the appropria tion, it is expected that the debate will abound with acrimonious references to the late election, and tbat much bad blood will be manifested. The consid eration of the income tax appropriation may consume several daye. Tomorrow is District of Columbia day, and Tuesday the fate ol the pooling bill wili be decided, as Mr. Patterson of Ten nessee, in charge of tbe measure, has givsn notice tbat on 3 o'clock on that day he will demand the previous ques tion, The general opinion ia tbat the bill will not pass as reported, but will probably carry when amended so as to give the interstate commerce commis sion absolute control of the conditions of railroad pooling and final authority in tl > matter of revoking pooling orders. Ad soon aa the urgency deficiency bill, whioh will follow, is out of the way, it iB the intention of tbe appropriations committee to bring forward the fortifica tions bill. The Nioaragua caual bill will not be brought up this week. Thursday next, according to notice served, Mr. Brown, chairman of the elections committee, will call up tbe North Carolina election case of Williams ye. Settle. There ia little doubt tbat Settle (Republican), the sitting men ber, will retain hie seat. SENATE FORECAST. Senator Mot-can Ready tn Praia tha NloaragUK Cwuul BUI. Wasuington, Doo. 0. —The week's programme in tbe senate will depend largely, if not entirely, upon the decis ion of the Damocratio steering commit tee, with reference to the amendment in which the bills preferred by tbe Demo cratic caucus are to be taken up. This point was left entirely to the steering committee which Senator Gorman, iti ohairman, Bays will probably meet Mon day. The committee will then, or at some subsequent meeting, decide whether the Nicaragua bill, bankruptcy bill, the New Mexico and Arizona bills, tbe Indian territory bill or the reaolu* tion for the election of senators by the people shall have preference. It is not supposed by anyone that a currency bill has yet been formulated. The friends of the other bills will un questionably press tbeir respective measures, and it is at yet impossible to say which of the bills mentioned will receive preference. While ths committee is undecided. Senator Morgan wilt be improving hia opportunity to preßß the claims of the Nicaragua bill. He has given notice of his intention to call tho bill up on Mon« day and be will open tbe proceedings oi the day after the disDOsal of the morn ing business with a speech devoted to the explanation of the merits of tha bill. It is probable that tbis npeech will consume the greater part of tha day. Mr. Morgan will speak regardless of what the caucus committee decision may be, or whether there shall be any decision previous to Monday afternoon. The speech made, the decision of the committee will probably be allowed to control aa to whether the canal bill ahall continue to receive attention, or Mhall be deposed by one of the other favored measures. Senator Morrill baa given notice of bia intention to present, as is his usual cuatom at the beginning of a congres sional session, his viewa on some publio queatione, generally, aa this year, re lated to tbe national finances. Senator Huntou of Virginia has given notice of a speech for Thursday, on the establishment of a national university. It ia also considered probable tbat there will be some executive work dur« ing tbe week, especially if tbe Japanese) treaty should be reported. INCOMES OF RAILROADS. Th* Interstate Uoiumero* Comuiiaeioa Issues et K«port. Washington, Deo. 9.—Tbe interstate commerce commiesioa has juat issued a preliminary report on the income* an* expenditures of the railways in tkm