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VOL. XLIII. NO. 61.
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Can refer Interested parties to prominent Im Angoles citizens who have been (rested by them. Cure guaranteed. tine 8. MAIN ST., COR. SEVENTH. LOB ANGELES, CAL. Burns, FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Rheumatism, AND BEAST. Stiff Joints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 11, 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 Gins; Bofferlng: the Panes of Remorse—Other Crimes Laid at His Door. j By the Associated Prou. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 10.—Clans A. Blixt, the confessed murderer ol Catherine Ging. waa a pitiable objsot this morning. Now that the awful se cret which he held has been told, he seems utterly shattered. The tears course down his cheeks in an unending procession. Every few minutes he sends for Chief of Police Smith, whom he re gards as tbe only friend be baa on earth, and breaks out into lamentations over bis hard fate. All night long tbe nerve shattered murderer was hann'sd with the face of bis 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," he said continuously. Jailer McKenna drew a chair np in front of his cell door about midnight and remained with him during tbe en tire night The prisoner was very rest leas and passed the major part of the night pacing np and down tbe cell. The authorities bad some fear of hia mind giving away, and Jailer McKenna waa instructed to speak encouragingly to him and tell bim tbat be bad nothing to fear as long as be made bis coalca sion. He cays tbat he wants to die; that be has told all be knows. He asked tbat the chief of police at Cannon Falls, where be once lived, be cent for, and it is supposed tbat be bas tbe weight of another murder on bis soul, whiob be is anxious to confess. It is understood that Blixt's wife in that village) dinn vn.y suddenly and I myeteriously, and that tbe wretched | man wants to tell another gruesome story about tbat tragedy is probable. He has also asked tbat bis relatives in Cannon Falls be sent for, and when they arrive more revelations are expected. If it provea to be a fact that be was respon sible for his iirst wife's death—he haa since married again—it may also tnrn out tbat Harry Hayward knew of this fact and made use of it to strengthen bis power over bis tool. HAYWARD USED HYPNOTISM. Tben the belief is growing tbat Harry Hayward made use of hypnotism to gain bo strong a hold over his tools and vic tims. Claus Blixt aays be did. He told tbe officer* that Harry Hayward had controlled Miss Ging. Tbe mur derer shuddered when he made tbia statement and appeared to stand in mortal terror of Harry Hayward even then. With 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 he refused, he would make a few peases at bim with his bands, and tbe result was tbat he did whatever Harry told him. The time he 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 bjjrned tba barn without saying a word," aaid Blixt. "On the morning after the fire be made me sign a paper saying that I had 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 ia now remembered tbat Adry Hay ward, the brother, in bis confeaaion, alluded to the terrible influence Harry bad over bim, an influence not entirely j due to fear. He could not explain it, but gays tbe impression that it was almoat impossible for bim to resist ' Harry's wishes when tbey were pressed npon bim. It is known tbat Harry bad a wonderfnl influence over the dead girl. She did anything he told ber to with im plicit confidence. He often boasted to Adry tbat the girl wonld do exactly as be told ber to. f THREATENING CROWDS. It was decided this morning tbat there wonld be no arraignment of Blixt in the municipal courts, but tbat his case should go direct before tbe grand jury. A large crowd had assembled before the municipal conrt on . Hecond street. Much talk was indulged in and their looks were, to say tha least, threatening. Captain Hem announced to tba orowd that Blixt was not to be brought into the municipal conrt, and that tbey were to disperse immediately. His words had little effect, as tbe crowd remained in front oi tbe building 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 have been refused access to him by order of bis at torney, vv. E. Hale. Sheriff Ege went over to St. Panl and spent the night with him in jail. Ege has a way of getting a prisoner's confidence, and it is believed be will be able to get ad missions from the archeonspirator if any one does. This morning W. E. Hale, attorney for Adry, waa admitted to tbe jail at St. Panl to ace Harry. With the excep tion of Sheriff Hale and Mr. Hale no one has been admitted to see Harry since Sunday. Yesterday aternoon tbe prisoner laughed a great deal, and dur ing religious services he joined in tbe singing. This morning he was given tbe papers and, after reading Blixt's confession, said tbe whole thing was a fake, eaaaca-.* by Blixt to lave bit neck. He said be himself might have something to say soon which would •how things in a new light. OTHER CRIMES CHARGED TO HIM. The burn ing of tbe elevator at Hamel in thia county, on whioh Miss Ging had, a mortgage, is now ascribed to Harry Hayward. It is known tbat he waß very anxions for her to realize on her loan of $1200 at once and that she made the efforts through her agents, but wae unsuccessful. Just at that juncture the elevator was burned and tbe insurance money paid tbe mortgagee. The owner, Julius Jensen, says that the fire beyond question waa incendiaary. Blixt has been questioned about tbe matter, but claims to know nothing about it. An attempt has been made to con nect Hayward with the murder of Lena Olaen at Duluth some months ago. Tbe case ie not unlike the Oing caae, but aa yet there is no evidence that Hayward had anything to do with A. A. Auatin, the mystsricu" stranger who is sup posed to have murdered tbe girl and lor whom tbe police are still searching. BEHIND THB SUBNE3. The Kete Era met Dramatlo Company Indulges In a Fro- Klein, Omaha, Deo. 10.—As a result of a gen eral fight among the Kate Emmet dra matic company last night on the stage of the Empire theater, a complaiut waa filed in the police court today cb&rging Katherine Williams, alias Kate Emmet, and Hubert Saokett with assault. M. M. Murray, a member of tbe company, was the complainant. According to the story of an actor wbo was behind the scenes at the time, Miss Emmet and Murray got into a dispute about the payment of a fine assessed on Murray for some violation of the company's rnlea. The star of tbe show slapped Murray in the face. He grabbed tbe woman's hand to prevent ber striking bim again, and she screamed. Sackett. one of the heavy weights of the company, jumped into tbe ring and smashed Mur ray a couple of times on tbe face and nose. Then tha entire company took sides, and for a moment it was a free tight. Sackett was fined and Kate Em met was released. The M1..1n- Hillmon. Topkka, Kan., Dao. 10. —W. W. Nichols of Jetferaon county, wbo knew Hillmon intimately and accompanied tbe party to Arizona, haa returned. He aaid to a reporter: "We got to Tombstone last Thursday. Tbe man supposed to be Hillmon was brought in the sheriff's office and Baid as soon as 1 sew him : 'That is not tbe man.' He bears a resemblance to Hill mon. He had thesame crooked nose, a scar on tbe nose, a scar on tbe hand, and features very much the same, but he had good teeth, and Hillmon bad not. Then he was not more than 30 or 32 years old, and Hillmon would be 47. He wore his beard just aa Hillmon used to." BUSY TRAIN ROBBERS. ANOTHER HOLD-UP IN THE LONE STAR 8 TATE. A Rook Island Train Stopped and Looted by Two Masked Men, Passengers Robbed sad Conductor Shot. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 10.—The north bound Rock Island train was held up 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 assist 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 boar. Later—Tbe robbers at Red rivor to night found no money in tbe express car, bnt they went through the passen ger cars and robbed everyone. Con ductor Brown of tbe Pullman waa shot, but not fatally. TEXAS TRAIN ROBBERS. Four Tosng Farmers Arrested for tbe Henbrouk 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 this oity, are now in jail here, and tne officials claim they have a sure caae against them all. Tbe lour prisoners are Sam Evans of this city, who iB highly con nected; John Ward, Walter Sullivan and Walter Gardiner, all young farmers wbo live within a mile of where the robbery waß committed. Evans claims his share of the plunder is large enough to fix him all right after he gets tbiougb with the trouble. MUSTERED OUT. Company A, Second K-gim.nt, N. o. C, Dismissed From Service. Sacramento, Dbo. 10.—Company A, Second infantry. Fourth brigade, is no longer in tbe service of the state as a portion of the National guard. The company was mustered out of service tonight by Major Douglass of the gov ernor's staff. Some 50 members of tbe company then signed the roll of a new company, and it is understood they will ask for re-admission to the National guard. The drug combine "bUßted" by Off & Vaughn. Drugs at eastern prices. Ayer's, Joy's and Hood's earaaparilla, 65 cts; Paine's Celery Compound, 75c; Syrup of tigs, 35 cts. Babies cry for Castoria, 25 cents a bottle at Off & Vaughn's, corner Fourth and Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second •treet. Oysters 50c a dozen, any style. Eastern hickory nuts at Althouaes' Diamond strest auction sale tomorrow. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World* Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. AT THE NATION'S CAPITAL Interesting Proceedings in the Senate. A Resolution for Cuban In.de pendence. Morgan Calls up the Nicaraguan Canal Bill. He Makes an Able Address In Favor of tbe Measure—A Quiet Day In the House—Congressional notes. By tha Associated Press. Washington, Deo. 10.—Harris, Demo crat, of Tennessee, president pro tern., called the senate to order today in the absenoe of Vice President Stevenson, who has not yet returned irom North Carolina. Call, Democrat, of Florida, presented a resolution setting forth that the inde pendence of the inland of Cuba is an ob ject of great importance to tbe United States, and requesting the president to commence negotiations with Spain for tbe recognition of the independence of the island, and for tbe guarantee as to the United States for tbe payment of such a sum of money as ehaii be agreed upon by tbe United States and Spain. The resolution went over until tomor row. Call also presented a resolntion de claring the further prosecution of tbe war between Gbina and Japan will not be advantageous to tbe peace of civili zation, and thai the interests of the world require that all governments shall unite in negotiating with Japan and China for the termination of the war. Without discussion tbe resolution was referred to the committee on foreign re lations. Allen, Populist, of Nebraska, called np bis resolntion intended to expunge a portion of the congressional record, and send a resolution introduced by him last July to tbe attorney general. The latter resolution oalled for in' formation concerning the Pullman strike. This resolution was passed, but was re considered on motion of Pugh of Ala bama. Allen bitterly assailed tbis action, and also attacked tbe attorney general, to whom he attributed the action of the Alabama senator. Pugh vigorously defended the attitude taken by Mr. Oiney, and declared the position of the senator from Nebraska '.vas unreasonable and untenable. NICARAGUA CANAL. At 2 o'olock the whole matter went over, and the Benate, on motion of Morgan, took up tbe Nicaragua canal bill. The bill was read at length. Morgan began his remarks by making a statement of the national and interna tional aspects of tbe subject upon wbich the senate and house bills agreed. Care ful calculations, he 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 tbe United States ; that it could be operated, and that there was nothing to render impos sible concessions made by the Central American governments to the citizens of the United States. Finishing this general statement, the senator devoted some time to the dis cussion of the characteristics of the country through which it ii proposed to build the canal, and its advantageous route, compared with tbat of the Pana ma canal route, and asserted tbat no sucb 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 there will be no extraordinary work required on any place on tbe whole route. Morgan quoted from the .report of Chief Engineer Menoo&l, wbo estimated the canal could be built for $65,000,000, and said he thought the expenditure of the $4,000,000 already made hed demon strated that the total cost would be even lower than tbat estimated by Mr. Meno cal. The two houses of congress had practically agreed that the oost of the canal would be about $70,000,000. The manner of raising the money was a conditson that should not be allowed to affect its construction. The canal must be built under the fostering care of some government. We must act now, or abandon the canal to its fate. At the conclusion of Morgan's speech, Mitchell of Oregon briefly expressed his hearty approval of the scheme to build the canal, and said he thought. there was no great difference among the people regarding the propriety of the work of construction. The 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 Betting apart the third Saturday in Jan nary for eulogies on tbe life and charac ter of Marcus Q. Lisle, late representa tive from the Tenth Kentucky district. The feature of tbe day was a speech of about 40 minutes by Clark, Democrat, of Missouri. After passing a few local bills the house adjourned. TAWNKY'S ARBITRATION BILL. Representative Tawney of Minnesota has presented his bill providing for the settlement of troubles by arbitration. The modifications of the original bill relate mainly to the manner of proceed ing with arbitrations where disputes arise. It ICR ING SEA INDEMNITY. Representative Hitt of Illinois to day introduced a resolution calling on the secretary of state to communicate TWELVE PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. By TELEGRAPH — Contest proceedings against Gc-emor-elect Budd begun — Ship wreck at the Gulden Gate Prosecution of Knox and otber alleged train wreckers abandoned Preacher Campbell's bad boy, .. .Another train robbery in Texas.... Carlisle's and Eckels' views on currency reform .... Congressional proceedings — The Ging murder Federation ol labor convention General news gleanings. LOC AL— Robert Ashworth's trial formurdei Col. Blanton Duncan on the hoalth de partment Court notes.. .New suits Marriage licenses Incriminating postal cards Ex-Marshal (rard's accounts Judge Ross pronounces tho Carter verdiot absurd ...Heavy sontenco for tramps Doctor's handsome visitor Today's con gress of supervisors; they will consider the question of dividing tho stats Proceed ings of the board of education. NEIGHBORING PLACES. Redlands—Trouble over tbo business license ordinance.... A cellar digger's narrow escape. Santa Ana—Two boy* arrested while swear ing to a complaiut against a man. Pomona—Union revival services begun..,. Rejolc.ng over the rain Newß notes. Hanta Monica—The trustees will hold an open meeting on the sewer question....Local events. San Bernardino—A Montana despersdo ar rested A bibulous young man The court bouse roof contract. Pasadena—The city council Two Mexi cans arrested charged with the Chapman mur der Local events. POINTERS FOR TODAY. Los Angeles Theater—Adslalde. Tub Imperial— Vaudeville. BuaßANa*—The Corsican Brothers, to the bonse in so far as not inconsistent witb the interests of the public service, all correspondence touching the pay ment by tbe United Stateß of $425,000 to Great Britain for damages growing out of the controversy as to fur seals in Bering sea. UTAH ANNEXATION BILL. In the house today Mr. Rawlins of Utah introduced a bill annexing that portion of Arizona north of tbe Colora do river to Utah. yosemite pare. Representative Harter of Ohio from the committee on public lands today reported to the house a bill which au thorizes the secretary of tbe interior to change tbe boundaries of tbe Yosemite national park in California. Included in tbe park ia about 65,000 acres of patented land, and in tbe neighborhood of 300 mining claims, and the com mittee believes the passage of the bill ie required as an act of justice to those attected by tbe establishment of tbe park. THE EXAMINER PETITION. The monster petition of tbe 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 house tomorrow. CAMPBELL'S BAD BOY. THE YOUTH GUILTY OP GROSS IMMORALITY. Charges Against tho Hazera Withdrawn. The Praaoher Will Bring; His Sou Home and Adminis ter Sprouts. Berkeley, Deo. 10.—A committee of the faculty of the University of Cal ifornia'met today to consider the com plaint of Rev. J. W. Campbell of Los Angeles, against students who hazed bis son. Herbert Anthony, who introduced the resolutions expelling Claude 0. Campbell from the associated students, recounted tbe notions of Campbell lead ing to bis expulsion. Anthony also Btatsd that young Campbell had con ducted a gambling room on Shattuck avenue where he also supplied liquors to tbe students, fleecing ail wbo came to his net and indulging in other immoral and illegal practices. On hearing thia Mr. Campbell withdrew hia charges and stated tbat he would take his hopeful son home with him and administer a good course of sprouts. SPRUNG A SENSATION. The Meailoworaft Embezzlement Case Take* ■ New I urn. Chicago, Dec. 10.—The defense in the trial of the Meadowcraft brothers, charged with fraud in connection with the failure of their bank, caused a sen sation today by the introduction of unique methods. The first witness oalled for the defense was John D. Col linß, upon whose testimony an indict ment against tbe defendants had been returned. The attorneys for tbe de fense questioned Mr. Collina aa to tbe amount of bis depOßit, and then pub. licly tendered him that amount with in terest. This they claimed oleared their clients oi tbe charge of embezzlement, declaring tbat under the law embezzle ment could not be charged unless the money involved ba lost 10 the depositor. The conrt took tbe matter under ad visement. Japanese Vlotorles 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 who were wonnded in the bat tle at Port Arthur have arrived at Hiro shima. It is expected that an attack will be made on Foo Chow. Tbe sec ond army will make an early advance toward Vekin. Tbe government is now contracting for a force of 8000 oooliea to accompany the troops on the march to Pekin. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz is crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 Weßt Third street. Wickstrom & Person, tailora. Fit, workmanship and goodß guaranteed first-class; prices moderate. Room 1, 120 l a d. Spring street. Diamond strest auction tale tomorrow, PRICE FIVE CENTS. A DYING GASP. Last Effort of Burns to Down Governor-elect Budd. A CONTEST INSTITUTED. The Supreme Court Refused to Be a Party to the Fraud. CONTESTANTS REBUKED. Chairman Cornwall's Patlslon fir a Writ of Mandate J. Denied - Tha Conspirators Given a __JJ Backset. By tbe Associated Press. San Francisco, Deo. 10. —\ polit cal storm that has been gathering for many days broke here today when P. B. Corn wall, ohairman o! tbe Republican state central committee, went before the atate supreme oonrt and took tbe initial step in what is to be a contest of tbe 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 instanoes tbeir corrupt methods, the returns from many pre cincts have not been properly certified to the board of election com* missioners, which ia just com pleting its canvass o! the returns. In several precincts the officers have not signed their retnrns and retnae to do so. Twelve officers of one precinct, in which glaring frauds bave been dis covered, are now under arrest for refus ing to certify to their returns. It ia claimed that if the vote of all these pre cincts, in which tbere bave been such irregularities, shall be thrown ont, over 20,000 votes will be stricken from the returns. It waa in San Franoisoo that Budd polled hia big vote, and as his to tal plurality in the atate is less than 1,300, it ia plain tbat tbe throwing ont of the returns from all these precincts will defeat Budd and seat Estee, the Re publican candidate. THE THING ATTEMPTED. Tbe Republican state central com mittee bas deoided to attempt that very thing. In pursuance of tbeir plan, Chairman Cornwall this afternoon tiled a petition with the supreme court for a writ of mandate upon the registrar ot elections and the board of election com missioners, citing them to appear and show cause why tbey ahould not throw out and refuse to count the vote of all precincts the returns from which show irreguiaritisß. Tbe supreme conrt now has tbe petition under consideration. On the state supreme bench the Republicans have a majority, but it is not to be pre sumed that tbis fact can have any bear ing upon the question in issue. If tha court shall decide in favor of the Re publicans, the effect of thedecision will be immediate and conclusive and Estee will be seated. If a decision adverse to tbe Republicans shall be rendered, it il their declared intention to carry tbe contest to tbe state legislature, where tbey bave on overwhelming majority. Tbe Democrats are furious. They de clare tbat all the election offloers in .San Francisco, on account of whose frauds and incompetence it is proposed to throw out these returns, were ap pointed under a Republican adminiatra* tion and did tbe bidding of the regis* trar of elections, who is a brother-in-law to D. M. Bnrns, secretary and the prac tical head of tbe Republican state or ganization. PROCEEDINGS inaugurated. Tbe proceedings were inaugurated by P. B.Cornwall, chairman of the Repub lican state central committee, wbo filed with the clerk of the supreme court an affidavit setting forth tbat be believes that Morris M, Estee was legally chosen governor of the state of California at tne late election, but that errors and frauda have made it appear that James H. Budd received a plurality ol the votes cast. Mr. Cornwall recites his reasons for applying to the supreme court iua stead of tbe superior court, aa is usual in such cases, as follows: The circumstances that render It necessary and proper that the writ here in sought should issue originally from tbis court, instead of from the superior court, are aa follows: That the oanvasa to which these proceedings are addressed effects especially tbe highest executive office in the state of California; that tbe people of the entire atate are concerned in the reault of this election; that the questions of law are of great import ance and much gravity, and it is neces sary for the ends ol justice that a speedy decision should be reached here in, and tbat it should b9 final. The canvassing of tbe vote by th* legislature during tbe first week ol its) session, in January, ia oited aa an ad-