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VOL. XLIII. NO. 61.
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ALL DISEASES OF WOMEN SKILLFULLY TREATED CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION FREE. Oan refer interested parties to promlaaat la* Angeles oitlzena who have been treated by them. Core guaranteed. 6f16 E MAIN ST., COB. SEVENTH, LOB ANGELES. CAL. Burns, POR MAN Braises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Rieumatism, AND BEAST. Stiff Joints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER H, 1894- MADE USE OF HYPNOTISM. Harry Hayward's Hold on His Victims. He Placed Them Under a Strange Spell. Blixt Bound to Do His Murderous Bidding. The Slayer of Catherine Ging: Snfferlne; the Panes of Remorse—Other Crimes Laid at His Door. By tbe Associated Press. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 10.—Claus A. Blixt, the confessed murderer ol Catherine Ging. was a pitiable objeot tbis morning. Now tbat tbe awful se cret wbioh be held bas been told, be seems utterly shattered. Tbe tears course down his cheeks in an unending procession. Every few minutes he sends for Chief of Police Smith, whom be re gards as tbe only friend be has on earth, and breaks out into lamentations over his hard fate. All night long tbe nerve shattered murderer was haunted with the face of his fair victim. His eyes had a wild look, and be was actually afraid to be alone in cell No. 13. "I want to tell my story and then die," be said continuously. Jailer McKenna drew a chair up in front of his cell door about midnight and remained with bim during the en tire night The prisoner was very rest less and passed tbe major part of the night pacing up and down tbe cell. Tbe authorities bad some fear of his mind giving away, and Jailer McKenna was instructed to speak encouragingly to him and tell bim tbat be bad nothing to fear as long as be made bis confes sion. He says tbat be wants to die; that be bas told all he knows. He asked that the chief of police at Cannon Falls, where be once lived, be sent for, and it is supposed that he has tbe weight of another murder on bis soul, wbioh he is anxious to confess. It is understood that Blixt's wife in that village dies, ve.y suddenly and mysteriously, and that tbe wretched man wants to tell another gruesome story about tbat tragedy is probable. He has also asked tbat hia relatives in Cannon Falls be sent ior, and when they arrive more revelations are expected. If it proves to be a fact that he wa* respon sible for bis first wife's death—he has since married again—it may also turn out tbat Harry Hayward knew of this fact and made use of it to strengthen his power over bis tool. HAYWARD USED HYPNOTISM. Then the belief is growing tbat Harry Hayward made use of hypnotism to gain so atrong a hold over hie tools and Vic tims. Clans Blixt says he did. He told tbe oflicer* that Harry Hayward bad controlled Miss Ging. Tbe mur derer shuddered when be made tbis statement and appeared to stand in mortal terror of Harry Hayward even then. Wilh gestures of the bands be illus trated the way Harry used to hypnotize the girls. He said that whenever Harry told bim to do anything and be refused, be would make a few passes at him with his bands, and tbe result was that he did whatever Harry told bim. The time be fired tbe barn Harry, he said, threat ened to kill bim if be did not obey the command. "He looked through me with those eyes, and I went and horned the barn without saying a word," said Blixt. "On the morning after tbe fire be made me sign a paper saying that I bad set fire to the barn. I signed my name to the paper, and after that whenever he wanted me to do anything he would show me the paper and threaten to send me to Stillwater for 10 years if I re fused." It is now remembered tbat Adry Hay ward, the brother, in his confession, alluded to the terrible influence Harry bad over bim, an influence not entirely due to fear. He could not explain it, but gava the impression that it was almost impossible tor bim to resist Harry's wishes when tbey were pressed upon bim. It is known tbat Harry had a wonderful influence over the dead girl. She did anything be told ber to with im plicit confidence. He often boasted to Adry tbat the girl would do exaotly as be told ber to. ' THREATENING CROWDS. It was decided this morning that there wonld be no arraignment of Blixt in the municipal eourte, but tbat his ease should go direct before the grand jury. A large crowd had assembled before tbe municipal oourt on 1 Second street. Mnch talk was indulged in and their looks were, to say tbe least, threatening. Captain Hem announced to tbe orowd tbat Blixt was not to be brought into tbe municipal court, and that tbey were to disperse immediately. His words bad little effect, as tbe crowd remained in front of tbe bniiding long afterwards. WILL HARRY CONFESS? The question in every mind now is whether Harry will confess. He was not told of Blixt's confession until this morning, and all reporters bave been refused access to him by order of bis at torney, W. E. Hale. Sheriff Ege went over to St. Paul and spent tbe night with him in jail. Ege bas a way of getting a prisoner's confidence, and it is believed be will be able to get ad missions from tbe arcboonspirator if any one does. This morning W. E. Hale, attorney .for Adry, was admitted to the jail at St. Paul to See Harry. With the excep tion of Sheriff Hale and Mr. Hale no one bas been admitted to see Harry since Sunday. Yesterday aternoon tbe prisoner laughed a great deal, and dur ing religious services be joined in tbe singing. Tbis morning he was given tbe papers and, after reading Blixt's confession, aaid tbe whole thing waa a fake, coanca-.i fe? Blixt to save bit neck. He said he himself might have something to say soon which would show things in a new light. OTHER CRIMES CHARGED TO HIM. The burn ing of the elevator at Hamel in this county, on which Miss Qing had, a mortgage, ia now ascribed to Harry Hayward. It is known tbat he was very anxiona for ber to realize on her loan of $1200 at once and that she made tbe efforts through ber agents, but was unsuccessful. Just at that juncture the elevator waa burned and tbe insurance money paid the mortgages. The owner, Julius Jensen, says that the fire beyond question was incendiaary. Blixt bas been questioned about the matter, but claims to know nothing about it. An attempt has been made to oon nsct Hayward with tbe murder of Lena Olsen at Dulutb some months ago. The case is not unlike the Ging case, but as yet tbere is no evidence that Hayward bad anything to do with A. A. Austin, . I* — — —_»— .. .no uijsiDiiiiui T. 11V. .a „«.}/ --posed to have murdered tbe girl and for whom the polioe are still searching. BEHIND THE SCEHES. The Kete Emmet Dramatic Company Indulges In a Free Fight, Omaha, Deo. 10.—As a result of a gen eral fight among the Kate Emmet dra matic company laat night on the stage of tbe Empire theater, a complaint waß filed in tbe police court today charging Katharine Wiliiams, alias Kate Emmet, and Hubert Saokett with assault. M. M. Murray, a member of the company, was the complainant. According to the story of an actor who waa behind the scenes at tbe time, Miss Emmet and Murray got into a dispute about the payment of a fine assessed on Murray lor some violation of the company's rules. The star of tbe show slapped Murray in the face. He grabbed tbe woman's hand to prevent ber striking him again, and sbe screamed. Sackett, one oi tbe heavyweights of the company, jumped into tbe ring and smashed Mur ray a couple of times on tbe face and nose. Then tb9 entire company took sides, and for a moment it was a free fight. Saokett was lined and Kate Em met was released. The M1..1n. Hlllmon. Topeka, Kan.. Dec. 10. —W. W. Nicbols of Jefferson county, who knew Hillmon intimately and accompanied the party to Arizona, has returned. He said to a reporter: "We got to Tombstone Inst Thursday. The man supposed to be Hillmon was brought in the sheriff's office and said an ennn nn I raw him ; 'That, is not tha man.' He bears a resemblance to Hill mon. He had thesame crooked nose, a scar on the nose, a scar on the band, and features very muoh the same, but be bad good teeth, and Hillmon had not. Then he was not more tban 30 or 32 years old, and Hillmon would be 47. He wore bis beard just as Hillmon used to." BUSY TRAIN ROBBERS. ANOTHER HOLD-UP IN THE LONE STAR STATE. A Book Island Train Stopped and Looted by Two Masked Men. Passengers Robbsd mad Conductor Shot. Wichita, Kan., Deo. 10.—The north bound Rock Island train waa held np tonight 10 minutes before midnight, one mile south of tbe Red River bridge near the frontier of the Indian territory. Two masked men stopped the train, com pelled tbe engineer and fireman to asei3t in breaking open tbe express car, which tbey entered and robbed. Details are meager, and the amount of money stolen cannot be ascertained at tbis hour. Later—The robbers at Red river to night found no money in the express car, but they went through the passen ger cars and robbed everyone. Con ductor Brown of the Pullman was shot, but not fatally. TEXAS TRAIN ROBBERS. Four Toons: Farmers Arrested for tne Benbrook Holdup. Ft. Worth, Tex., Deo. 10.—Four men implicated in the Benbrook train rob bery by the confession of Sam Evans, nephew of Capt. Sam Evans of tbis oity, are now in jail here, and tbe officials claim tbey have a sure case against them all. The four prisoners are Sam Evans of tbis city, who iB highly con nected ; John Ward, Walter Sullivan and Walter Gardiner, all young farmers wbo live witbin a mile of where the robbery was committed. Evans claims his share of tbe plunder is large enough to fix him all right after be gets through with the trouble. MUSTERED OUT. Company A, Second ll.glm.nl, N. o. C., jf Dismissed From Service. Sacramento, Deo. 10.—Company A, Second infantry. Fourth brigade, is no longer in tbe service of tbe state as a portion of the National guard. Tbe company was mustered out of service tonight by Major Douglass of the gov ernor's staff. Some 50 members of tbe company then signed tbe roll of a new company, and it is understood they will ask for re-admission to tbe National guard. The drug combine "busted" by Off & Vaughn. Drugs at eastern prices. Ayer's, Joy's and Hood's earaaparilla, 65 cts; Paine's Celery Compound, 75c; Syrup of figs, 35 cts. Babies cry for Castoria, 25 oents a bottle at Off & Vaughn's, corner Fourth •nd Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second •treet. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Eastern biokory nuts at Althouses' Diamond street auction sale tomorrow. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL Interesting Proceedings in the Senate. A Resolution for Cuban Inde pendence. Morgan Calls up the Nicaraguan Canal Bill. Be Melius an Able Address In Favor of the Measure—A Quiet Day In the rinu.o — Congressional Motes. By th* Associated Press. Washington, Deo. 10.—Harris, Demo crat, of Tennessee, president pro tern., called the senate to order today in the absence of Vice-President Stevenson, wbo bas not yet returned from North Carolina, Call, Democrat, of Florida, presented a resolution setting forth that the Inde pendence of tbe island of Cuba ia an ob ject of great importance to tbe United States, and requesting the president to commence negotiations with Spain for tbe recognition of tbe independence of tbe island, and for the guarantee as to the United States for the payment of such a sum of money as shall be agreed upon by tbe United States and Spain. The resolution went over until tomor row. Call also presented a resolution de claring the further prosecution of the war between Gbina and Japan will not be advantageous to tbe peace of civili zation, and thai the interests of the world require tbat all governments shall unite in negotiating with Japan and China for the termination of the war. Without discussion the resolution was referred to the committee on foreign re lations. Allen, Popnlist, of Nebraska, oalled np his resolution intended to expunge a portion of the congressional record, and send a resolution introduced by him last July to the attorney general. Tbe latter resolution oalled for in formation concerning tbe Pullman strike. This resolution was passed, but was re considered on motion of Pugh of Ala bama. Allen bitterly assailed this action, and also attacked the attorney general, to whom he attributed tbe action of the Alabama senator. Fugh vigorously defended tbe attitude taken by Mr. Olney, and declared the position of the senator from Nebraska was unreasonable and untenable. NICARAGUA CANAL. At 2 o'clock tbe whole matter went over, and the senate, on motion of Morgan, took up the Nicaragua canal bill. The bill was read at length. Morgan began bis remarks by making a statement of the national and interna tional aspects of tbe subject upon which tbe senate and house bills agreed. Care ful calculations, be insisted, showed that tbe canal could be constructed at a cost tbat would yield a remunerative profit; also tbat it was a necessary im provement; that it would be of tbe greatest importance to the United States; that it could be operated, and that there was nothing to render impos sible concessions made by tbe Central American governments to the citizens of the United States. Finishing this general statement, the senator devoted some time to tbe dis cussion of the characteristics of the country through which it is proposed to build the canal, and its advantageous route, compared with tbat of the Pana ma canal route, and asserted tbat no encb improvement could be given to commerce as tbe construction of this necessary complement to tbe Suez canal. The route is feasible, the en gineering work easy, and tbere will be no extraordinary work required on any place on tbe whole route. Morgan quoted from the .report of Chief Engineer Menooal, wbo estimated the canal could be built for $65,000,000, and said he thought the expenditure of the $4,000,000 already made had demon strated that the total cost would be even lower than tbat estimated by Mr. Meno cal. The two bouses of congress bad practically agreed tbat the oost of tbe oanal would be about $70,000,000. Tbe manner of raising tbe money was a conditson that should not be allowed to affect its construction. Tbe canal must be built under tbe fostering care of some government. We mustaot now, or abandon the canal to its fate. At tbe conclusion of Morgan's speeob, Mitchell of Oregon briefly expressed bis hearty approval of tbe scheme to build the canal, and said he thought tbere was no great difference among the people regarding the propriety of tba work of construction. Tbe senate then, at 4:15 p. m , went into executive session, and at 4:30 p. m. adjourned. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS, The house devoted today, under the rules, to the business reported from tbe District of Columbia committee. Sev eral bills of purely local importance were passed and a resolution adopted setting apart tbe third Saturday in Jan uary for eulogies on tbe life and charac ter of Marcus G. Lisle, late representa tive from the Tenth Kentucky district. Tbe feature of tbe day was a speech of about 40 minutes by Clark, Democrat, of Missouri. After passing a iew local bills the house adjourned. tawney's arbitration bill. Representative Tawney of Minnesota has presented his bill providing for tbe settlement of troubles by arbitration. The modifications of the original bill relate mainly to tbe manner of proceed ing with arbitrations where disputes arise. BERING SEA INDEMNITY, Representative Hitt of Illinois to day introduced a resolution calling on tbe secretary of atate to communicate TWELVE PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY tblSqraph — Contest proceedings against Governor-elect Budd begun—Ship wreck at the Golden Gate Prosecution of Knox and other alleged train wreckers abandoned Preacher Campbell's bsd boy. — Another train robbery in Texas.... Carlisle's and Eckels' views on currency relorm .... Congressional proceedings The Ging murder Federation of labor convention General news gleanings. LOC AL—Robert Ashworth's trial formurdei Col. Blanton Dunoan on the health de partment Conrt notes.. .New suits Marriage licenses Incriminating postal cards Ex-Martnal Gard's accounts.... Judge Ross pronounces tho Carter verdlot absurd.... Heavy sentence for tramps.... Docter's handsome visitor Today's con gress of supervisors; they wilt consider the question of dividing the stata... .Proceed ings of the board of education. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Redlands—Trouble over the business license ordinance A cellar digger's narrow escape. Santa Ana—Two boys arrested while swear ing to a complaint against a man. Pomona—Union revival services begun.... Rejoicing over tbe rain News notes. Banta Monica—The trustees will hold an open meeting on the sewer question....Local events. Sam Bernardino—A Montana desperado ar rested A bibulous young man The court house roof contract. Pasadena—The city council Two Mexi cans arrested charged with the Chapman mur der .... Local events. POINTERS FOR TODAY. Los Angeles TnEATUH— Adelaide, The Imperial—Vaudeville. BuaßANK—The Corsican Brothers. to the bouse in so far as not inconsistent with tbe interests.of tbe publio service, all correspondence touching the pay ment by tbe United States of $425,000 to Great Britain lor damages growing out of tbe controversy as to fur seals in Bering sea. UTAH ANNEXATION BILL. In the houae today Mr. Rawlins of Utah introduced a bill annexing that portion of Arizona north of the Colora do river to Utah. YOSEMITE PARK. Representative Harter of Ohio from the committee on public lands today reported to tbe house a bill which au thorizes tbe secretary of tbe interior to change the boundaries of the Yosemite national park in California. Included in the park is about 65,000 acres of patented land, and in tbe neighborhood of 300 mining claims, and the com mittee believes tbe passage of the bill is required aa an act of iustioe tn thnae affected by the establishment of the park. THE EXAMINER PETITION. The monster petition of the San Fran cisco Examiner against the Reilly Paci fic refunding bill arrived here today. It contains 201.009 name*. Mr. Maguire, Democrat, of California, will present it to the bouse tomorrow. CAMPBELL'S BAD BOY. THE YOUTH GUILTY OP GROSS IMMORALITY. Charges Against the Hsurs Withdrawn. The Preacher Will Bring His Son Home .nd Adminis ter Sprouts. Berkeley, Deo. 10.—A committee of the faculty ot the University of Cal iiornia'met today to consider the com plaint of Rev. J. W. Campbell of Los Angeles, against students who hazed his son. Herbert Anthony, who introduced the resolutions expelling Claude 0. Campbell from the associated students, reoounted tbe actions of Campbell lead ing to bis expulsion. Anthony also stated tbat young Campbell had con ducted a gambling room on Sbattuck avenue where he also supplied liquors to tbe students, fleecing all who came to his net and indulging in other immoral and illegal practices. On hearing this Mr. Campbell withdrew hia charges and stated tbat he would take his hopeful son home with him and administer a good course of sprouts. SPRUNQ A SENSATION. The M.siloivoraft Embezzlement Case Takes a Mew Turn. Chicago, Dec. 10.—The defense in the trial of tbe Meadowcralt brothers, charged with fraud in connection with the failure of their bank, caused a sen sation today by the introduction of unique methods. Tbe first witness oalled for tbe defense was John D. Col lins, upon whose testimony an indict ment against tbe defendants bad been returned. Tbe attorneys for tbe de fense questioned Mr. Collins aa to tbe amount of his deposit, and then pub» licly tendered him that amount with in terest. Tbis tbey claimed cleared their clients ol the charge of embezzlement, declaring that under the law embezzle' ment could not be oharged unless the money involved be lost 10 the depositor. The court took the matter under ad visement. Jspanese victories Celebrated. Yokohama. Dec. 10.—The victories won by the Japanese armies were cele brated with great enthusiasm in Tokio yesterday. One hundred and fifty-one Japanese wbo were wounded in tbe bat tle at Port Arthur have arrived at Hiro shima. It is expected that an attaok will be made on Foo Chow. The sec ond army will make an early advance toward Vekin. The government is now contracting for a force of 8000 coolies to accompany tbe troops on the march to Pekin. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz ie crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Third street. Wickstrom & Person, tailors. Fit, workmanship and goods guaranteed first-class; prices moderate. Room 1, 120 1 a 3. Spring atreet. Diamond street auction sale tomorrow, PRICE FIVE CENTS. A DYING GASP. Last Effort of Burns to Down Governor-elect Budd. A CONTEST INSTITUTED. The Supreme Conrt Refuses 1 to Be a Party to the Fraud. CONTESTANTS REBUKED. Chairman Cornwall's Petition far a Writ of Mandate, la Denied — Tha Conspirators Given a 2 Baokset. By the Associated Press. San Francisco, Dec. 10.—\ polit cal atorm tbat baa been gathering for many days broke here today when P. B. Corn wail, chairman o! tbe Republican state central oommittee, went before tbe state tnpreme conrt and took tbe initial step in what ie to be a contest of the election of James H, Budd, the Democratic can didate as governor of California. In San Franoisoo, owing to the Incom petency of election precinct officers, and in many instances tbeir corrupt methods, tbe returns from many pre cincts have not been properly certified to the board of election com* missioners, which is just com pleting its canvass of the returns. Iv several preoinots the officers have not signed tbeir returns and refuse to do bo. Twelve officers of one precinct, in which glaring frauds bave been dis covered, are now under arrest for refus ing to oertify to their returns. It is olaimed that if tbe vote of all these pre cincts, in which there have been such irregularities, shall be thrown out, over 20,000 votes will bs stricken from the returns. It waa in San Franoisoo that Budd polled bia big vote, and as his to tal plurality in the state is lees than 1,300, it ia plain tbat tbe throwing out of the returns from all these precincts will deteat Budd and seat Estee, the Re publican candidate. THE THING ATTEMPTED. The Republican state central com mittee has decided to attempt that very thing. In pursuance of tbeir plan, Chairman Cornwall this afternoon filed a petition with the supreme court for a writ of mandate upon the registrar of elections and the board of election com missioners, citing them to appear and show cause why tbey should not throw out and refuse to count the vote of all precincts the returns from which show irregularities. The supreme court now bas the petition under consideration. On the state supreme benoh the Republicans have a majority, but it is not to be pre sumed that this fact can have any bear* ing upon the question in issue. If the court shall decide iv favor of the Re publicans, the effect of thedeciaion will be immediate and conclusive and Estee will be seated. If a decision adverse ta the Republicans shall be rendered, it is their declared intention to carry tho contest to the state legislature, where tbey bave an overwhelming majority. Tbe Democrats are furious. They de clare tbat all the election officers in San Francisco, on account of whose frauds and incompetence it is proposed to throw out these returns, were ap pointed under a Republican administra* tion and did tbe bidding of the regis* trar of elections, who is a brother-in-law to D. M. Burns, secretary and the prac tical head of the Republican state or ganization. PROCEEDINGS INAUGURATED. The proceedings were inaugurated by P. B.Cornwall, chairman of the Repub lican state central committee, wbo filed with the olerk of tbe supreme court an affidavit setting forth tbat he believe! that Morris M, Estee was legally chosen governor of the state of California at the late election, but that errors and frauda have made it appear tbat James H. Budd received a plurality of the votes cast. Mr. Cornwall recites bis reasons for applying to tbe supreme oourt me stead of tbe superior court, as is usual in such caßes, as follows: The circumstances that render il necessary and proper tbat tbe writ here in Bought should issue originally from this court, instead of from tbe superior court, are aa follows: Tbat the canvass to which these proceedings are addressed effects especially tbe highest executive office in the state of California; tbat the people of the entire etate are conoerned in the result of this election; tbat the questions of law are of great import ance and much gravity, and it is neces sary for tbe ends of justice that at speedy decision should be reached here in, and tbat it should bs final. Tbe canvassing of tbe vote by the legislature during the first week of Its) session, in January, is cited as aa ad-