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VOL. XLV. NO. 39
SEVERAL NEW SENSATIONS
In the Case of Multi-Murderer
Holmes
SUBORNATION OF PERJURY
Charted Against an Attorney for the
Defense
Intimate Acquaintances Insist That Ben
lamln P. Pitzel Is Still Alive
■nd New In Chicago
Asioclated Press Special Wire.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18.-Tbe evil
■pirit that presides over ttae destinies of
H. H. Holmes, the king of murderers,
•nd eventually destroys all who ally
themselves with him, found another vic
tim today. The nist swift turn this
extraordinary case to k was on tue brat
day of the recent trial, wneti the arch
criminal dismissed his lawyers and "the
prisoner at the bar" became counsel for
the defense. Today the tables were
turned ami senior counsel for the de
tense became a prisoner at the bar.
William Shoemaker, the young attorney
Wbose first association with the ctse is
obscured in the mystery whicn envelops
Its every detail, passed through an ordeal
today as seveie as any his cl ent has been
compelled to f ice and tin crisis came
when be was held under $1501) bill to an
swer a charge ol suoornation of perjury.
This meuns that the manufactured evi
dence tending to prove that Benjamin Jr.
Pilzel, for whose murder Holm's was
Convicted two weeks ago, committer sul
ci le and that be. Sbosroak r. paid a wo
man $21) to sign and swear to this, but
the commonwealth had supplied the wo
man, although Shoemaker was ignorant
of this, ami after be bad produced this
"after discovered evidence" and read it
with great impresslveuess to the court
and asked that the argument on tbe mo
tion lor a new trial, which nad been fixed
lor today, be postponed to give him and
bis associate cuu isel, Samuel I. Kotan,
timt to run out this and other clues re
cently obtained, tben it waa that tbe
district attorney arose and exposed tbe
pl.t. His declaration came like a thun
derbolt. The ciuit stared in wide-eyed
amazement, the spectators turned In their
cnairs and gasped, the accused lawyer
Bank back in bis seat livid and tremulous
while his innocent associate glared at
biru with unveiled horror, but tue pris
oner in tbe dock rested bis cold blue
eyos on tbe sbri .king tig ore of his legal
representative and smiled w.th score.
.Briefly toll.- the uct.uls of t c cbarge
are these: Tbe Irial tor tue Pitzel mur
der was not two days old wheo Sbo»mak
er appnaoued a private detective- named
John Bcuneichler and asked him to pro
euro a woman mo lived around Four
teenth and Callowbill or Vance street,
who would swear to certain facts In con
nection witn the finding of Pilzel's body,
tichwe.chler assented, but instead of
straightway getting the woman, he told
his story to Detective Geyer, who, tor
the comoinn wealth, brought to light the
evidence uf Holme*' murdar of the chil
dren. Uoyer submitted it to tbe district
attorney, and a must skilful tr.,p was
prepared, ■ trao which has brought about
tbe ruin of the oppos ng attorney.
Under instructions, Geycr went to Mrs.
Mmgaret Keab, matron of the Fourtn
district police station, mid she, under
the name of Blanche A. Hannigan, was
taken to Shoemaker by Bcbweichler.
Meantime hnoemaker had prepared an
atfldaivt, stat.ng that the deponent had
ki.own Pils land lo her be bad expressed
his intent.on ol committing suicid '. Mrs.
Hannigan readily signed and swore to
tn s, and Shoemaker gave her two $10
bill* for so doing. On each bill she
marked the initials "B. A. H.," and to
day s.ie exhibi.ed them in court.
bnoemaKer walked into the trap blind
fold. Wil li i,u read tbe ..tfiilavil to the
court he declared that its contents bud
been dictated to uiin by the woman. - A
moment afterwards irrefutable testimony
was produced snowing that he had vim
self made up the affidavit atid dictated it
to a stenographer before he had even
asked bchweiculer lo procure a woman
to sign it, and tuat he hud not so much
as read or explained its purport to Mrs.
Ha.rugan.
Judge Arnold, who was upon the bench
during the triul, had called in Jud es
Thayer and vVil«on to bear and decide
with him on the merits of today's argu
ments for a new trial. As tue Miange
revelations come the ihreo judges uid not
liesit te by their bear.ng an i word* to
manifest their sense of tna graiily of the
aci used lawyer's situation. Juoge Arn
old afterwards privately stated that din
barmen! pro.i.edings would he consuleied
after the disposition of tbe pending
charge uuainsi Shoemaker,
j, Bhnemaker hud nothing to say. He
whs Stunned and shookeu beyond [l eis
ure, hot said Ibis was not the time lor
him to talk. Kotan, bis associate, ex
presse I I.is confide ice in his coll ague's
final exiineniti but he admitted that
the cvi ence of bis guilt was overwhelm
ing.
liotau hi ns If was unimirobed. Tue
witi es c-, the district attorney and. the
court were cnretul to make that dear an I
the voting liarnsleT. who had fought
practically single-handed a battle against
treme dn s ud Is, with some skill and
some fortitude, was visibly affected.
A stiunge *tory is wiiipsered about
Bhoen.ak. r's mil al appearance in this
cas '. A little over a ve.r n..0, it in said,
lie li st came to P:iiladuipnia. Whi'iice
be tame no one teemed lo know, but a
tale is tn the effect that he hud been for
some time in a little town tn Indiana.
Upon his arrival here he is smd to have
epuken of the reception of a leiter from
Boston signed "H." It staled the writer
desired to retain vim as counsel in s cuse
vih eh would soon afterward co ne up in
Phiia nil hia, and enclosed a 100 note as
are siner fee. A few aye afterward
Holme- wai arrested in Boston and the
Story of biS manifold crimes came out.
No* it is said that the Utile town in
whc.li Shi o.naker lived was but a short
distance irom nnotner town where
Holmes had lived and fostered his multi
farious schemes. It is even said mat in
ft hue maker's office has men found a map
of the cuiintry in which these two towns
'fie, and thai a line is drawn in red ink
Vdaeen toe | laces, but so drawn as to
avoid railroads and settlements, cutting
through the tare cuuntrv. This curious
story is not given out officially, but with
those who know of it there is an unanim
ity as to its details. The Hoi nes case
was tbe first Shoemake, tried in Phila
delphia. It is also rooably the lust.
■indue Arnold, who presided during
the trial whirl] resulted in Holmes' con
viction for murder of B. F. Pitzel, was
today joined by Judges Tnayet and Wil
son, aitilng as a court in bane. Mr. Shoe
maker a»ked that argument be postpon
ed. Subsequent to tb« triul, be contin
ued, they obta ned information of a per
son who had known Pitzel when he lived
at 1310 Oallowhilt street. This person,
Blanche A. Hnnniman, had made affi
davits in substance as follows: "in Au
gust, 1801, sne kept a cigtr store and had
known and talked with Pitzel, tb n
known as Perry. On August 20th, in her
store she told him she Wniild have to
leave ,lm store and vait a dying friend,
« hereupon Pitzel spoke of the uncertain
ties of life ;he nad more trouble than
anyone would suppose, and he woo d
not care if it was he who was dying in
stea lof her friend. lie spoke of bis
many troubles ami added: The end
would come soon, as he could not iitand
it much .unger.' AU his aitons and
words tended to show thoughts of sui
cide." Shoemaker said Mrs. Hannimau
would have come forward with this tesli
many before, but she disliked the not if
loty and bad been out of»ihe city. Now,
owever, as she found tnero was a life at
Make, she bad come forward. District
Attorney Graham asked that before its
application be pasted upon, Mrs. Hanni
man be c.lled to the stand. Mr. Rutins,
who is associated With Snocuiaker replied
that they had been v able to tind her.
The affi avit bad been procured by John
Sweciiler, a detective, and counsel would
not perm.tier tes.im ny until they had
an opportunity to examine her pr.vately
and sift the truth ol her statements. In
response to questions of the court Shoe
maker tnen said the affidavit had been
written by himself at tho dictation of
Mrs. ilanniman.
Detec ive Geyer testified that during
the trial he was c tile l upon by Jon..
Sweckler, who said Sbcmaker had asked
him to procure a woman who would
swear to certain facts. Next day-Swecfcler
again called and showed him tbe type
writ-en affidavits. Geyer after the trial
procured the woman, intr iduostl ber to
Sweckier, who took her to Suocruakei.
Sb« signed the affi iavit aid received iwo
$10 hills, wh.cb she marked witn initials
lo- tne purpose of id.-ntirica ion.
Di-triet Attorney Graham reviewel
the testimony against Holmes in detail
an 1 mat the case had been proved
beyond the possibility o a reasonable
doubt and that tne grinting of a new tri
al would entail great expense and trouble
and possibly result In a perversion of jus
tice.
Mr. Rotan made tne closing address to
tbe court, hut devoloped no new conten
"iuii, simply reiterating and emphasizing
his former deciarati m, and maintaining
that Pitzel bad committed suicide and
that the common wealth had produced
no new evidence to controvert that asser
tion.
At the conclusion of the argument
Judge Thayer, speaking for the court,
said tbey would give the case their
gravest consiili-r.it on. Than turning tv
Mr. Shoemaker, tbe judge said:
"1 regret tnai I now have a very disa
greeable duty lo perform toward you, a
member of this bar and an attorney o.
this court. In view of tbe developments
of tb s morning and the testimony of tho
witnesses wliom you have heard conoern
ng ibe use you atttmpied to m k» of the
affidavit you procured, tne court feels it
tv be their duty, no other path being left
open, to hold you in $'.'iuu ball to answer
the chargo of subornation o perjury, and
in default of bail to st ud c in n. it ted."
"The bail is here, your honor," said
the accused attorney.*
Court was tnen adjourned and bail was
entered at tbe side bar, Milton Jackson,
Shoemaker's father-in-law. being the
bundsman. Judve Arnold stated private
ly toat the court was containplating dis
barment proceed ngs but that nothing
would be don ■ m tout regatd until after
the disposition of the charge. Mr. Shoe
maker dccl ned to be interviewed. He
said that the blow was a very cruel and a
very aud len one and he feh that his
whole future, hung in tbe balance, but he
would not discuss it at this time.
Still Another Sensation
CHICAGO, Nov. 18.—Tbe Daily News
this afternuon publishes tbe following
story:
James McNary, conductor on car 635 of
the Sixty-third street line, has sprung a
new sensation 11 tbe Holmes caie, by
Btatii g that benjamin F. Pitzel is alive
and that ba recently talked with him on
his ci.r.
McXary claims there could be no mis
take as he worked nine months for Pit
zle and and knows the peculiarities of
bis voire. According tn McNary. Pitzel
Imarded bis cir a few days previous to
Holm s a trial. Fitzel's beard had grown
around the Greater part o his lac, so
that be was completely ditgj sod. When
addressed, hotvi-vt r, ..e a united his iden
tity, aud ask d as a Irlend that McNary
keep silei t. as he was on bis way to
Fimadel hi i.but McS'ary called in Motor
nail l.et.eriin.i and he, 100, clams that
be had a conversation witn f tzel, who
took a transfer to the Cottage Grove raole
line.
Mr. Robert Corbett, who has been lol
lowing the case for months in behalf of
the Farmers' and Merchants' National
bank, Fort Worth, Texas, claims he has
also een Pitzel.
"I neve thought Pitzel was dead," be
declared to a Daily News reporter "for
the fallowing reasons: First, when I was
searching tue c tie months ago this man
who resembles Ihe man seen by the con
dui tor and motorman and whom I then
tiiouubt was Pitkel, found mo in the
building I oking over some papers. He
asked me if I had seen a ti-ol chest. 1
tohl him there was one inthefro.it room.
He sail that one was no; his; thai he
had Ift it in tue room where 1 was en
gaged. I asked him who be was. He
s.i.i Vfrs. PlUel sent him there for a tool
eh st an I when I askeil his name he said,
after thinking fur a in intent, 'Andrews,'
and Mt.
"Saturday I learned that Mrs. Piizel
w*k stopping at HL'33 May street, with
Mrs. Haywood, a id sent over to ask her
if she ever set for the tool chest. Beth
sue and her daughter Dest a declared that
they ha I not, a d I alio discover d that
Mr.-.. I'itzel is wavering in her btlief in
the ide .tlHrati in of I'ltaei, a mi he tins to
h(i(ie t at th cbil Iren are livin 2; but for
her liusb nd she does not care whither
he is living or dead. ! lei.eve that if
Holniis is not gra. ted a new trial i'ilz-el
will ileehire hints If to the governor of
Pennsylvania, when all other means »r<
exhausted, and Isaac K. Uitt and myself
hoin have his address in Philadelphia,
Minn c Williams is stopping at the sauie
place under the name of -drs. E.M. Gard
ner, while i'itzei is known aa G. D.
Hall.''
'Ihe attorneys for Holmes, who arc try
ing to save that not rioi s individual
from hanging, have received v transcript
of tie divorce proceedings wntch Holmes
began in 1887 against his wife in the su
perior court of Cook county. The is.iit
was begun in tbe name of Herman H.
Mddgett against Clara A. Mudgett. The
charge made again.t the wife is infidel
ity. Mudge t said he was married at
Acton, N. H., July 4, 1878, an.i lived with
his wife unlit 18P3. Ihe case was beard
and dismissed by tbe court for lack of
evidence to support the ohargea mane in
tbe bill.
It is said that Holmes' lawyers want
tbe transcript foi u>e In arguing the mo
tion for a n -iv trial, toe purpose being to
show Holmes hud but one legal wife,
and that o her worn >n said to li.tv < been
at limes married to him were not legal
wives.
Wasted Postage Stamps .
DENVER. Col., Nuv. 18,-Sinue Fran
cis Schlatter's inysteious disappearance
over 10.000 letters addressed tv him have
been received at tbe Denver postoffice.
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING-, NOVEMBER 19, 1895.-TWELVE PAGES.
HIS CONFESSION REFUSED
Incriminating Statement Struck
From the Record
THE KOVALEV MURDER CASE
The Defease Decides to of(er No More
Testimony
The Jury to Be Charged Today—Revival'
ists Visit the Jail end Hold
Religious Services
Assoclated Press Hneclal Wire.
SACRAMENTO Nov. 18. — Ivan Ku
velev, Ihe murderer of V. H. L. Weber
and wife, took the witness stand this
morning against the protests ol Senator
Hart an 1 Major Anderson, his attorneys.
When be wenl upon the stand he was
told through an interpreter that be need
not testily. Kovelev said, "I was pres
ent and participated in the murder."
Judge Johnson ordered this remark
stricken from the records as it was not
resounsive to the question. The Evening
Bee will today publish tbe full confes
sion of Kovalev which he made on Fri
day last to Mine. Oordenko and a written
copy of which the murderer held in his
hand wh le he was on the stand. In tbe
confession Kovalev said he ana Mutthen
Tsheroskoff, his companion, climbed a
back fuece and crawlel up tbe back stairs
to the Weber house. Then Tscberbakoff
struck down the old man Weber with an
ax and afterwards chopped Mrs. Weber to
death with the same weapon. He said
that Tscberbakoff, Arnold Levin, Captain
Andre and a man named Kuebakki, all
Russians who lived in San Frauthco,
were burglars who traveled about the
country, and it was bis misfortune to oc
casionally fall in with ihem. kovalev's
actions dumbfounded his attorneys, and
they decided to hold another conference
during the noon recent.
The court room wis packed to suffoca
tion this afternoon.
When tbe oourt said: "Proceed, gen
tlemen," Mr. Hart for tbe defense said,
"We rest."
Major Anderson, addressing District At
torney Kysn, said: "We are willing to
snbmtt the case without argument. '
Tbe district attorney remarked this was
taking him by sum rise. It was a case
that involved the l.fe of tbe d>fendant. Hs
had not drawn up bis instructions, neitbe
was he prepared to proceed with tbe arr
gument.
Major Anderson passed up to the court
tbe L strucilons for the defense.
District Attorney Kyan ask-d that the
esse be continued until tomorrow morn
ing at 10 oclock, when he would be ready
to proceed with his argument. It was
an important case and one which he oe
sired tn present as well as he could for
tbe Mate, and be would ask the jury to
return a verdict of guilty
The judge vranttd the request and in
structed the jury not to talk about the
case with any one nor to read anything
in the public print. The case then went
ov r until tomorrow morning;.
Thpre nai • renarkible scene at the
county jad today. Mrs. Maggie Van
Cott, the revivalist, accompanied by the
choir and a number of tb* members of
tie Sixth Sir ec Methodiet church,visited
the jail and held services. The motley
crowd of prisoners, aoout eighty In num
ber, occupied benches or stood iip against
the wall. The pris ners listened with
close attention to all that was said and
sung mid a dozen or more knelt and pray
fd. many joining in the singing.
Next to the choir, expressionless,
dreamy-eyed as he has been in court
them inniiv days, sat Ivan Kovalev, on
whose life a juiy is sitting in judgment.
Throughout it all his wasted lingers
clasped his dingy, olrt-f tshioned derby
hat and bis pale blue eyes were downcast.
Even the sing'ng did not move him.
Among the number who joined in the
devotional exercises wasW. Christ,await
ing trial on a charge of murdering his
wife.
"See that man?" said one of the wo
men with Mrs. Van Cott, as she pointed
to Kovalev. "He Is on trial fur murder
ing two of our best citizens."
"Horrible! Horrible!"' said the evan
gelist. '"How my heart bleeds for these
poor boys."
THE LAST BODY
Of the Cleveland Motor Horror Recovered
From the River
CLEVELAND, Nov. 18.-The body of
the seventeenth, and probably the last,
victim of the wreck was re overed Irom
the river tnis afternuon. It was hut of
Matthew Callinan, aid it was buried in
tbe mud directly where tne trucks of t c
motor had been. Callinan ha 1 been in
cluded in the mi-sin.; from the first and
it was certain that he was dead. Tie
search for bodiei has now been aban
doned. The recital of his experience by
Patri.ik liooney, tbe sole survivor of the
sou id ent, lcds to tne belief that all Ihe
victims wre UUOJbSOlous wh'n they
slrucu t: c water.
"The first premonition 1 had that any.
thin-- was wrong." said Loo ey today,
"w s when the car tip ti forward. Like
a Hash it ran c to nte that t c draw was
open on i t tat we we c coi tg nto the
river. I know I male id ish for the rear
door. I rememb r that weli. 1 have a
dim remembrance nf getting cold ot the
handle of tbe rear door."
Eulogi s on Ju tlce 'ocksnn
WASHINt.TON.Nov. 18.-At the meet
lilt: of the supreme court bar today eulo
gies upon the late Justice Unwell K.
Jackson were delivered by Secretary 01
--ney and ethers and resolutions were pre
sented, express'ne the high esteem "for
t p qualities which distinguished bia
short career on the supreme b nch,
w> ich gave sjch perfect assurance mat
he was a worthy successor of those <H«
tinguisned judges who have ail ministered
with such fidelity and ability tbe greatest
trust ever confided by a nation." The
remit,tion will be presented to the court
next Monday.
Carnegie's Bit! Accepted
LONDON, Nov. 18.—A private dispatch
has been received here from tit. I'eter-
burii confirming advires previously re
ceived irom New York and elsewhere
that Uetlilehem Iron company and tne
Carnegie Iron company tenders for fur
nis ins the armor plate for two new
Russian watships in coirse of connruc
tion have been acceited and m.it the
American firms have been awarded three
quarters of the entire order.
niulMippi R.-pjb:ic»nl«m
JACKSON. Miss., Nov. 18. —John R.
Lynch, tne o.ilored Republican lnitder. is
in tbe city on route to Eastern Missis
sippi on a politicil mission and to 0011
--fer with loosl Republican leadtrs, with a
view to placing a full Republican con
r»ssional ticket in the field next year,
foil is to be the basis of tbe proposed
contest b"f re congress and the courts
iver the Mississippi constitution. Lynch
■ays leading constitutional lawyers of
the north advise tbis course, and that
nothine wjll be left undone in the prem
ises. He declares that McKinley is his
presidential preference, but things that
southern delegations should go to the
national convention v 'instructed ami
should conform to tbe domioant senti
ment of tis north fn seleuitng a candi
date.
THE NEW COMET
Has a Head and a I all and Other Pe
culiarities
SAN JOSE,Nov.IH._The following was
received this afternoon fiotn Mt. Ham
ilton:
Tbe comet discovered at Lick Observa
tory by C. D. Perrin yesterday morning
was again observed by him this morning.
It has grown much brighter. Tbe bead
is about live minutes of an arc in d ameter
and tbe tu.l one-half of a degree long. At
6 oclock Ibis morning Ihe comet was in
the right ascension 13 hours 47 minutes
upd north declination one degree and ten
minutes. Il was moving eastward at the
rate of 40 minutes per day and southward
34 minutes. The spectrum of Perriue's
comet has been observed here both physi
cally and photographically by Professor
i 'am pi el I. Ho finds a spectrum of usual
type. There is a continuous Bpectrum,
indicating reflected su..lgbt,and there are
numerous bright lines and bands occupy
ing such position that they prove the
presence oi incandescent carbon and nit
rogen in the coo.a and tail. The comet
was also photographed this morning by
Professor Husiey and Mr. 0 lton. As
soon ai two more observati ms have been
obtained the elements of the comet's or
bit will be computed at I K-k observatory.
MR. SEATON SAWED NO WOOD
Which Brings a Sentence of Five Days
in Jail
Huntington's Impecunious Relative's Wife
Will Collect Alimony Before Judge Hunt
Gets Through With thj Case
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18.-W. H.
Seaton. the impecunious relative of C. P.
Huntington, who has for some time been
delinquent in the payment ot alimony to
bis wife, is at last in serious Double.
Judge Hunt made an order tot!a.v com
mitting the recalcitrant husband tn jail
for five days for contempt of court.
Tbis decided order of the court was the
immediate result of Seaton's failure to
enter tbe employ of Attorney E. M. Mor
gan as a sawyer of wood. He had prom
ised to appear bright and early tbis
morning at 1176 Taylor street to demolish
Morgan s wood pile at a compensation 01.
$3 a day. Mr Morgan is the attorney for
Seaton's wife, and has several times had
the husband in court to show cause why
he should not ba punished for contempt.
Beaton pleaded guilty and inability to
secure employment. It was then that
Morgan made his offer to give Seitona
job sawing wood. Seaton refused the
off ere I employment, but at the u»gestion
of Judce Hunt agreed to inspect tbe
wood pile. He kept this promise, but
igain refused the job on the ground that
be was not sn Hiciently strong to stand
such hard work. The ca«e was culled
last Friday, and Seaton then produced a
physician's ceriithate lo tbe eflect that
he was afflicted with hernia and therefore
could not perform manual labor. This
did not satis y Judge Hunt, who ordered
bim to produce the physician in court
today for crosß-eAamlnation. At tbe same
time Hunt said that should the
stat merit of the physician prove not sat
isf otory he would commit He ,ton to jail.
Seaton spent an hour in reflection, and
then announced through his attorney
that it would be unn.ie essary tv sum
in m the physician. Seatun assured the
c nit that be would be on band and pre
pared to tackle tbe wood pile this morn
ing.
Tbe wood pile and the saw were in
readiness bright and early, but no Seaton
apt-eared. Attorney Morgan promptly
took this litest c intermit before Judge
Hunt. He produced throe phy icians,
all of whom testified that Seaton, dcs, its
his physical affliction, was perfeotly able
to di slid work is sawing wool without
an. injury to bis h-altb.
Aft r heating t .is testimony Judge
Hunt took piotnpt action He proved
that S aton h.id been guilty of a wilful
contempt of cou t, and ordered th.it as
pirn shment he be arrested and confined
lv the c nnty jail for rive days.
Awarr.nt of arrest was forthwith
pl .ced in the hands oi the sher.ff for ser
vice.
BARRIOS NEOROBS
fald to B: Inhumanly Trejtel by Railroad
Contractors
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 18.—A
speciul fro it Port Ha rit s, date I Novem
ber 15th, says five ne roes were found
ban gin i ye: t riiay morning six miles from
timn. They were re o nized as b ing
some of the negroes lately arrived here to
work on lailr ad con traction and who
became dissatisfied an Ifl d An investl
gation was made, but like all investiga
tions in tbis 0011 try, nothing resulted
exo pt that it was It-.ir.ied that the ne
groes came from Louis.ana. It was g'ven
om timt they must have been hanged by
r ihb rs. but it is believed th it they wer*
puriu- b.- the contractor! and trapped
and killed, so as not to allow them 11 es
cape, the Hie of the Aimricaii negroes
at work hare is t-rrible. Mi.iy have been
beaten to death.
No R-ish fir Land
SPOKANE, Wash.. Nov. 18.—The Nez
Perces Ind an reservation, Idaoo. was
opened at toon today. There wa» no fir
ing of guns nor any other signals given.
No ex temcnt nor disturbance of a se
rious character has been reported. Prob
ably not over 10 U locutions will be made
this fall. There was nj lining up for a
g and rush tcday, and the people at noon
w. r« all over tha re er"atlon, each on bis
chosen quarter action. At tioOn work
was commenced by establishing corners
and laying foundations.
A large number of ppc-ple were at Ihe
land office tnis morning, but they were
informed that tbey mu;t locate before
they could tile claims. Filling will not
really begin before tomorrow.
The Prosecution Closes
CARBON. Nev., Nov. 18.-The prosecu
tion In the Booty mini trial rested its
ca<e this at.rioon. Witnesses were
called ti corrob irate the t stimony, of
Beck is to the bullion taken by the de
fendant to the reduction works in Reno,
and the detectiv s told how they got
Henev. Ha telegraphed them where to
bnd him.
TURKEY'S SULTAN SCARED
By the Assembling of Foreign
War Vessels
HE WILL MAKE AN EFFORT
To Stop Rioting and Bloodshed in
Asia Minor
The Revolutionary M iv-ement Spreads and
Mohammedan Agitation Against the
Saltan Rapidly Increasing
Associated Presssneolal Wire.
LONDON, Nov. 18.—It is understood
the assembling of the British and fore gn
fl ets at Stilonica bay is having a good
effect upon the Turkish government, and
the sultan has finally determined to maite
an earnest effort to stop tb.i blood sued in
Asia Minor. It is understood the mar
quis of Silisbury has receive! assure ices
that tbe sultan has dispatched comrais
sioners to Asia Minor instructed to put
in force as soon as practicable reforms in
sisted upon by the powers; and beyond
ttie assembling of foreign fleets the pow
ers have takin on further steps at pres
ent, being desirous of giving the Turs
ish government every opportunity possi
ble for restoring order in tbe disturbed
di trict3 without having recourse to
measures whicn might add to tho slate
of an itchy prevailing. Toe following
telegram from Constantinople was receiv
ed tbis morning by the Anglj-Armeman
association:
"Arnit-nians are being massacred every
where in Asia Minor. Over 100,0(10 are
dying Irom hunger and exposure. The
Satisoun work of relief has closed. For
Gud's sake urge tbe government to stop
the most awful events of modern times.
'The porte is powerless, as all the tele
graphs are under control of tbe palace
officials, who have incited the massacre
throughout Anatolia."
A dispatch from Rome today says ad
vices from Constantinople announce tHat
the agitation against Christiana in North
ern Syria is extending and massacres
have uccurred near Aleppo.
Agitation Extending
CONSTANTINOPLE, via Varna, Nov.
18.—Anti-Christian placards have been
torn down by tbe police at Scutari, Al
bini, where a dangerouts agitation is in
progress. The Turkish officials do not
seem to be doing more than making a
sbow of frowning upon it.
The Armenian leaders of Constanti
nople are compelled to keep in hiding for
fear of arrest. The Turkish police con
tinue throwing Armenians into prison
and secret executions are said to be af
.'requent occurrence.
The young Turns movement is aolivcly
pro.reising in suite of tbe desperate
efforts made by the Turkish officials to
suppress it, and it is ea d that much of
the onslaught upon Armenians is doe to
tbe fact that the portn desires to distract
attention from the Mohammedan agita
tion against the sulton.
The palace spies and police are kept
busy night and day in Constantinople,
but this does not prevent tbe revolution
ary movement from spreading.
The police have just made a fresh seiz
ure in the Turkish part of the city of
a large qu mtil of placards demanding
a co stltution, which wete intended for
distribution in tbe m .in tnoroughfares.
The two battalions of troops and the
detachment of a tillery at the Vildiz kiosk
are ke t closely within the grounds of
the talace. The life of the sultan is
known t > be in danger and the lives ol
nearly all tbe ministers have been
threatened,
Hassan Pasha, the minister of marine,
is known to distrust the navy to tbe ex
tent that he has a guard of trout s and,
it is claimed, dares not go on board a war
vessel.
The Turkish government officials today
issued a notice denying it tna most posi
t ye terms that four Jesuits have ne n
killed or that the Protestant missionaries
have been maltreated at Malatiatn, con
firming in the hist instance the an
nouncement sent la t week tv tbe Asso
ciated Press exclusively on this subject.
Aid (or Christians
WASHING ION". Nor. TB.-Admlral
Selfridge cable I the nivy department to
day that be had put in with his flagship
San Francisco at Naples to get his mail.
He will proceed directly to Alexandretta.
where he should arrive about Friday
next, and wiil then b» in a position to
extend a d to t l ie Americans and Euro
p°ans in that section in tbe event of fur
ther nnrisini.
The Turk sh situation is absorbing (he
auent 01 ol tbe st te department at t r. s
cut, and due notice Is t.i Ken of tue vari
ous reidotio is a 'opted by tbe many re
ligious organialionj in the" United tales.
Considering the terribly disturbed con.
•Htions in Armenia, it ii believes at the
state departme t that Minister Terrell
has been rem rka'dey successful in his
efforts 10 prot ct tho America i missiona
ries ami teaches. So far as the luisfor
tunes ot the nntive Christ ana is c n
cernea, while they may |.r iperiv excite
the sympathy of ihe entire Chri tim
w rid. th. St'ite department claims there
is n ' warrant for Interference on the j ,rt
of the United States, the Armenians be
ing Turkish subjects, for wh so religious
freedom the great European powers nra
resionsihle. Any interposition by the
I'r iteii Mutes would be not only in vio
lati n of our traditions, but might be
us d, it is sunt, as a poweriul argument
to jnstifv European int rferenee in tne
alf nrs of t s American repu' lies.
In reference to toe rumors to the effect
that Mr.Terrell lias tendered his resijna
ti n, it ti ar be stated that the depart
ment ol state is tboroujhly satisfied with
h s c mduit in every par icnlar; that it
bus lent all possible support ti him, and
ihut no rea-on is known that would jus
ti y tbe assumption that he intends to
desert Ins post in the pres. Nt crisis.
The Turkish legation has received from
the sublime p rte tho following telegram
v • er today's dale:
The AMiionian insorgents of Zeitnun
plundered and burned tbe following vil
lages: Louisikubt, Kechkeie iloussali
and Kerimli. Four lomm were found in
the yard of an Armenian rioter at lliar
bekir. The Armenian agitators at Mar
sm'un attacked two Mussulmans going to
the mosque ar.d wounded them. 'They
also tired from the r houses to tbe bar
rucks and to the palace of tbe governor.
Disorders fol owed these provocations,
and on both sides there were dead end
wounded. The authorities, however, suc
ceeded in restoring order.
, All news concerning a supposed in
Advertisers Reach the People
»
Get in line early with ycjr Sunday advertising;
The Sunday Herald is a hi ; one.
Through The Herald
security regarding all foreigners li'ing
in toe towns wh<ro troubles took place
aro absolutely false.
Olfclal Dispatches
WASHINGTON. Nov. IS.-The Turkish
legation here has received from tbe sub
lime porte, the following telegram un
der date of yester lay :
The Armenian insurgents of Zeitounj
Ferned a d Kemban, nunnberinJ more
th .n BtXl,attacked the district of Enderih,
burned the pal tee of the governor, felled
the bouse belonging to the miissiilmans
an I captured those of all Mussulman
families that were unaole to flee.
Ihe rioters fell aiain on the. village of
Kuit'er, at Warash. and burned ten
honse, with their contents.
The Anneniin rioters of iiasniraensonr
bavins kiiled two Mussulmans, an afiay
took place, durine which there were dead
and wounded on both sides. The author
ities restored order.
Tbe rebels of Marsnvan and Amassia.
after closing their shops, went to toeir
church and to different khans, from
wi ere they fired on the Musnilma is.
Two |i tiers sent from the Armenian
bish ip of Aleppo to the bishop of Cnrfa,
th rugb the intermediary of an Arme
nian disguised as an Arab, but arrested
by the authoiitlee of Cutfo, proved the
nnerstsndina that exists between all the
Armenian revoiuti nisis in As.a Minor.
Tne following is a summary of these let
ti rs:
"Send powder to the rioters ot Zitoun to
enable them t i resist the eutboritits and
procure a certain quantity of Salt petre
for tbe fabrication of powder. Barouara
of Zeitoon is assembling an army. The
days lire near when bloody deeds will
take pla c. The Armenians ol Marsah
are ready for action, ami they wish lo
tigbt, fh<y ask for arms and ammuni
tion in order to help their comrnt es.
Trie ab ive i forma lon has been trans it
ted to all the Amernian revolution lit I.',
The Sultan Is Scared
CONSTAN TINOt'LE. Nov. IS.-The
sultan is sai 1 to be alarmed to the verts
of nsanity at the assemblage of foreign
fleets at Salonici bsy, and it is known lie
sent an urgent message to tbe vali of the
dtsturhed districts ordering them tv sup
pres disorders. In addition special com
mis Toner* have been hnrrielly dispatch
ed from this city to varinus parts of Asia
Minor armed with power tn qiell revolu-
Sir Phillip Curris ,
Riirisia ambassador, rnr.Ti"t reach Con
stantinople before Wednesiay. Important
news is expected daily from Zeitouns,
where a desperate battle between en
trenched Armenians and Turkish troops
s-nt to disperse them is expeoted. The
work of calling out the army reserves
continues slowly, the main difficulty
being to find equipment, ammunition
and supplies for tbe men. About ltd
battalions of reserves have been called
out.
The Sultan Wants Honey
LONDON, Nov. 18.—A dispatch from
Vienna to the Standard says that the
sultan is now negotiating for tbe purpose
of granting the Turkish tobacco monono
ly to a company, giving an extendeu con
cession in exchange for the loan of a
million pounds. The sultan also, accord
ing to the correspondent, talks of asking
the powers to assist in raising a loan for
military expanses,hopinc tueieby to sup
press prevailing disorders.
Drns s Pillaging
BEYROPT, Syria. Nov. 18.—The r.ews
received here from the interior shows
that Dimes are pillnaing the villages near
the springs of tin Jordan.
GOODBY TO THE BLIZZARD
Fair Oaks Excursionists Reach tbe
Promised Land
A Large Number of Colonists Arrive for
Sacramento County end Are Most
Hospitably Received
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18.-The Fair
Oana excursionists arrived in th.s city by
special train this evening. The party
consists of one hundred persons. The
cars are placarded appropriately,a typical
device being: "Go id by blizzards; good
by Jack Frost. We are going to live in
the sunshine, with the orange,tbe lemon,
the tig ire» and tha vino." At Auburn
a number of ladies boarded tbe train and
presented flowers to the party. At New
castle the excursionists were serenaded by
a bra s baud and mi.de the recipients of
fresn California ftuits.
Immediate! y after the party reached
this city tney were given a dinner and
then escorted to the art gallery, where a
reception was tendered them by the
chamber of vninme-cc. Addresses of
welcome were delivered by Mayor Stem
msn and other leading citizens. Tomor
row the party will go on a special excur
sion to Folsom, where it will v:eiv tne
electrical generating plant. After that
the excursionists will b» driven to Fair
Oaks, in this county, where they will
remain several days, silecting tracts
where they will locate permanently.
WILL NOT ARBITRATE
Brazil Will Insist Up n Her Right to the
Island of Trinidad
NEW YORK, Nor IS.—The Brazilian
government, a Her il l correspondent at
Rio Janeiro telegraphs, has definitely con
cluded that no arbitration is adn.issi le
respecting the ownership of the island of
Tri.-.iiad as proposed by the Britiih gov
ernment. The gororn eit also reluses
ti consider s.icli snggt'Stioris as may arise
thr u.h the ilisct-ision in the British
parliament of the question.
Sabbath Observance Conference
RICHMOND, Va,, Nov 18.—The com
mittee on temperance ami Sabbath obser
vance of the Virginia Methodist confer
ence submitted a strong report in which
Sunday excursions, the running ot rail
way trains on Sunday and all sorts of
pleasure on that day we c deprecated and
a vigorous protest was entered against
the Sunaday newspaper, which was des
cribe 1 >.s a thing to make mental arid
moral dys opsin. Especially were the
practic sof tilling a paper with descrip
tion of theatrical performances, co .certs,
priz l tntbt', anei ty news, spirting and
all other features calculated to keen per
sons from Sunday school and chuiutt,
strongly condemned.
l ire at 51. L ills
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18.—Tho four stnry
brick building at !121 North Fourth street,
occupied by tbe Feurborn Toy and No
ti n company, was partially dest.ovedjby
hie this afternoon, <at:smg a lojs of
»90,00' J.
A Schooner In Distress
EUiIEKA, Nov. IS.—The Muriel, which
arrived here today, reports that yesier
diy she sighted a light, three-mastei
sotionner, with only her foremast stand
ing, running down' unUor double-reeled
foresail.
PRICE FIVE CEN^TS
THORNE'S CAREFUL DOCTOR
Cautions His Patient Against
Violent Exercise
HARD WHACK OiN THE SKULL
From a Cane in the Hand of Attorney
Mitchell
Makes nr. Thorne Eiz:r to Delay RstaU
lation Until His Health Is a
Good Dial B:tt.-r
Usoelated Pre«» Special Wire.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. )8.-Tnere was
an old-lirue twinkle in Governor Bud i's
eye this afternoon as Lawyer Mitchell's
cane descended, whack! upon tbe skull
of Lewis Thorne.
Tho governor started to ge* between the
men and stop the fun,but Speaker Lynch
of Cucamongs and Attorney Cattern
wera there before hitu and prevented any
turther skull cracking.
The row arose about the investigation
Into tbe affairs ot the Los Angeles Dis
trict Agricultural association, It was 4
ciclo.k and Governor Budd had announc
ed that the investigation would be re
sumed at 9 oclock tomorrow morning.
John H. Mitchell, attorney for ths
board, had placed his Bbining tile upon
bis head and was just going out of the
door when Thome stopped bim in an
aggravating manner:
"Yon have caused this board to utter
sentiments that are false."
Mitchell replied that there was a law
against psrjury. Then he added:
"I don't desire to have any further
conversation with you, sir. I have not
spoken to you in this proceeding, aod l
don't desire you to speak to me." He
then waved bis hand and said: "Go
away from me. 1,
Thorne retorted: "Nor do I cars to
talk to a cur."
Whereupon Mitchell baited bim on the
bead with hi? cane several times.
Then they were separated.
Thorne declared that be would settle
the matter with Mitchell some time, and
Mitchell dared bim to "come on"; but
Thorne explained that his physician had
advised him not to take any violent ex
ercise. And so they parted, Thorns
breathing vengeance and Mitchell hurl
ing dcliance.
A Caute for ITaurnlng
CINCINNATI, Nov. 18.—Jndge Wilion,
in a case appealed by theatrical ticket
speculators, decided today that no re
nerved k aw c old be sold after tne doors
were cpened for any given performnaoe.
Le Rol Bet Mort
GUTHRIE, O. T., Nov. 18.—Chief Son,
principal chief of the Pawnees, is dead
and the whole tribe is in mourning. In
a few cays they will assemble to choos;
a new chief.
THE NEWS
BY TELEGRAPH. - Turkish disturb
ances continue and inorense—Su
preme court decision regarding rights
of way for telegraph companies; tbe
rate war—Several new sensations in
the Holmes murder case; Pitzel said
to be alive—Testimony concluded in
the Kovalev murder case-The jury
out in Randit Brady's case—The En
glish claims as to Alaska's bounaary
—Mr. Seaton of San Francisco de
clines to saw wood—News regarding
Cuba—Ex-Secretary Thome's doctor
advises his patient against violent ex
ercise— Eastern colonists arrive at
Sacramento—The Clune case decided
oy tho supreme court —A committee
appointed to investigate Dunraven s
charges against tho New York Yacht
club—Pasadena; council meeting;
brevities—Ferris; burglars—Pomona ;
the season for pickling olives and
paving irtxes —Santa Ana; Miller's
asloon; Episcopal delegate*—Santa
Mnnica; tho Foresters' Thanksgiving
ball— Colton: eleciric light matters—
Ventura; lei.tuics; a boy's bad lurk—
Santa Barbara; temperance work—
Riverside; a rancher assigns—San
Bernardino; oranges ripening early;
the rock | ile and ihe tram ps.
ABOUT THE CITY—Tho war is rngin?.
as is evidenced by over seventy war
rants a.'ninst miik venders — First
blood f r Colonel t-chrieber; Lieuten
ant Ogden resigns troui tha Siventh
re.gi ent — Mayor Rader will leave
for the cast next week, to be gene about
twenty days, and President Teed
will not attempt the adoption of a
policy—A st ib mi le at rcinomy; a
few salaries reduced by the eitv coun
cil and one place abolished—Reports
of tbe city engineer and city attorney
—The amount so far collecte I for city
taxes—The Ministerial union takes
exception to the city attorney's law;
more ordinances are needed—Theo
dore Bauer is hauled over the coals;
a petition to have bis saloon license
revoked—On the local gridiron ; yes
lerdav's game of football—Tbe W. ('.
T. U. annual convention to bo held
in all probability in this city—Three
persona adoj igel insane and sent to
th asylum at Highland —Burglars be
fore Judas Van Dyke—Opium and
Chinamen; tbe little schooner Lena
trying to In ml bath—A woman killed
at a railroad crossing and her hus
band seriously injured — Toe em
ployees of Ge loral C. F. A. List give
cvi lence of thsir esteem; he is pre
sented with a sword—P'ofessor Tyn
dali's great drive whilo blindfolded.
WHKRE YOU VIW 00 TOD\Y
ORPHEUM— At Bp, m.; vaudeville.
BURBANK—At 8 p.m.; Ara'dsn Nights.
NEW LOS ANGELES THEATER—At •
p. m.; Tue Supernatural in Nature.

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