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LOS ANGELES DAILY HERALD.
Opening of the Mechanics
DRESBACH'S SECURITY SOLD.
Revised List of Passenger Fares
Over the Lines of the
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkrald
San Francisco, September I.—The
Twenty-Seventh Annual Fair of the
Mechanics' Institute commenced to
day and will continue one month. For
months the Directors of the Institute,
assisted by a citizens' committee, have
been making great efforts to have tho
present fair outrival its predecessors,
and all indications point to the fact
that it will be the best ever held in the
The model of the cruiser "Charles
ton," being built at tlie Union Iron
Works, was placed in a position in the
810 VITICCI.TURAL DISPLAY.
The wine men are making a big dis
play, and the same may be said of the
different county agricultural associa
INTERESTING ART EXHIBIT.
The Art Gallery has the largest ex
hibit ever known in the city, there be
ing nearly 400 pictures.
The opening exercises of the fair, at
the Grand Opera House, were well at
tended. P. B. Cornwall made the
opening speech, and an oration was
• delivered by M. M. Estee. A poem
was read by Joaquin Miller.
Dresbach's Security Wheat Dis
posed of Yesterday.
San Francisco, September I. —The
sale of 0000 tons of wheat for the ben
efit of creditors of the recent bull oper
ators, Dresbach and Rosenfeld, oc
curred this morning. The lirst sale
of 200 tons was made at $1.:"! 1 4 ' per
cental. The succeeding 300 tons sold
down to $1.22 1 4, after which tha price
rose quickly to $1.25 and the final
sales were made at $1.27, prices con
siderably higher than had been
deemed possible. Wheat for seller '87
is $1.22' o.
. RATE REDUCTIONS.
Southern Pacific's New Terms
for Passenger Travel.
San Francisco, September 1. —To-
day General Passenger Agent Good
man, ofthe Southern Pacific, sent to
the Railroad Commission's- ollice a
rate sheet showing the new rates in
detail. The rate per mile between
this city and San Jose or Livermore is
3 cents; Livermore and Sacramento
3}4 ; Stockton and Milton 4; Peters
and Oakdnle 4; Gait and lone 4; Mar
tinez and Tracy 3; Sacramento and
Auburn 3; Auburn and Ogden 5;
Junction and Redding 3; Wedding and
Coles 4; Lathrop and Sumner 3; San
gus and Sumner 4; Sangus and Santa
Barbara 3; Sangus and Los Angeles
3; Los Angeles and Banning 2; Los
Angeles and Santa Monica and San
Pedro and Santa Ana 3 ; Banning and
VA Paso 5; Goshen and Hanford 3;
South Vallejo and Calistoga 3; Napa
Junction 3; Davis and Tehema via
Willows 3 cents.
Heavy Real Estate Transfers-
Notes of Progress.
Saunas, September I.—A syndicate
of San Francisco capitalists have
" purchased the Buena Vista rancho of
nearly 8000 acres, five miles south of
Salinas, for $131,000. The same par
ties have bonded 71S00 acres of the
Gabih|\ ranch, owned by M. Lynn,
, for $24\i,000.
A large three-story brick hotel has
just been erected.
The Odd Fellows laid the corner
stone of tlieir new hall yesterday.
The City Council will open bids
next Monday night for $15,000 worth
of public improvements, for which
bonds were authorized by special
There are 5280 feet of grain in a
warehouse 00 feet wide along the line
of the railroad in the Salinas valley,
and the entire space is filled full of
A IHusesma Needed.
San Diego, September I.—Active
step-t are being taken for the erection
of a natural history building for the
valuables donated to the society by
Mrs. E. W. Marsh. $12,000 is the
sum required and several prominent
citizens have already pledged them
selves to contribute liberally.
The Decision Sustained.
San Francisco, September I.—The
Supreme Court this morning affirmed
the decision of the Superior Court of
Santa 'Clara county in the case of
Charles Goslaw, who was recently
convicted of the murder of an old man
named Henry Grant at Los Gatoß.
A Wheel Factory.
San Jose, September I.—lt is
stated on the best of authority that a
branch of Smith's patent wheel fac
tory of Batavia, N. V., will to estab
lished in this city within three months.
Half a million dollars will be expended
and fifty men employed.
A Centessarian's Demise.
Santa Cruz, September I.—Guad
alupe Guitterez, aged 106 years, died
here yesterday. She was a native of
Mexico, and was among the first
colonists sent out of Mexico to Bettle
An Auburn Accldciat.
Auburn, CaL, September I.—Ernest
Elfendahl, proprietor of the Auburn
Hotel, who broke his leg and cut the
main artery on Tuesday, died this
Fresno, September I.—During the
month of August 402 deeds were filed
for record, the considerations ex
pressed being o»er $1,664,072.
Inauguration ojL an lanportaiat
San Dieoo, September I.—The
steamer Carlos Pacheco arrived in
port to-day on one of her regular trips
from Ensenada, Lower California,
and brought news to the effect that
the survey of the Peninsula Railway
of Lower California was begun at San
Carlos city, EnsenadadeTodosSantos,
yesterday, in the presence of Vice-
Governor of Lower California, Geo.
Ryerson and his staff, and many
officials of Mexico, representing the
Ministries of Public Works, Interior,
etc., and the Judges of the Supreme
and legal courts.
THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
Governor Ryerson located and
drove the first stake assisted by Geo.
H. Sisson, representing the Interna
tional Company of Mexico. This
marks the inauguration of this most
important enterprise. The Interna
tional Company some time since re
ceived a concession Irom the Mexican
government for the construction of a
system of railways through territory
in Lower California and it was granted
ROUTE Of THE ROAD.
The work commenced yesterday is
the beginning of the survey from En
senada to San Diego with a line
branching across the peninsula to
Yuma. Active work will be begun on
this portion of the line at once. The
company will also build one line
southward along the coast to San
Quentin and another one eastward to
a point about midway on the penin
sula, and then northerly and east ward
to Point Isabel. From the latter
place the line as projected
will be built southeasterly until
it crosses the Sonora railway at or
near Magdalena, thence through the
state of Sonora and Chihuahua, tap
ping the Mexican Central at the city
of Chihuahua and thence through the
State of Coahuila, Nueva Leon and
Tauiaul-pas to Matamoras on the Rio
NEW TELEGRAPH LINE.
The International Company of
Mexico, expect to have their telegraph
line between this city and Fjiisenda
built by the 12th of September.
A Large Attendance and Well-
Pet alum a, September I.—To-day
was clear and warm and the attend
ance at the fair large. A fine exhibit
of fruits and flowers was made by the
Pomona Grange and private parties.
The most interesting feature of the
pavilion is Eli Sheppard's
CABINET Of CURIOSITIES,
Gathered while consul in China. The
art department makes a very credita
ble showing. Tlie> poultry display is
excellent and the stock exhibit sur
passes that of any preceding year. The
fair is a success.' Rev. Arthur Crosby,
of San Rafael, delivered an address
this morning at the amphitheatre.
Capt. Rockwell's Report Respcct
iiag the Oregon Coast.
San Francisco, September 1. —
Captain Rockwell of the United States
Coast and Geodetic Survey has made
a special report to the superintendent
upon Capes Lookout and Mears on the
Oregon coast as to tlieir relative im
portance for lighthouses. Congress at
the last session made an appropria
tion for a lighthouse at Cape Mears
and other stated points. ,
A GOOD SITUATION.
The capain states that as Cape Look
out projects outside of the line of Cape
Mears, and is nearly half way be
tween the first-class Beacoast light
houses on Lookout Rock and Yaquina
Head it has an important advantage
for a large coasting lighthouse.
A Fair to be Held During Octo
Bishop Creek, CaL, September 1.
—The ICastern Slope Agricultural As
sociation has decided to hold a fair at
this place commencing October 3d
and ending October Bth. The asso
ciation is incorporated with $10,000
capital stock, divided into 2000 Bhareß
at $5 each. Grounds have been pur
chased and track, stands, etc., will be
built at once, and all improvements
necessary to make first-class fair
grounds will be made.
The Roundary of the San Diego
Reservation to be Located.
San Francisco, September I.—Sur
veyor-General Hammond has returned
from a tour of inspection in the south
ern part of the State. He has decided
to make a survey of the west boundary
line of the Indian reservation of San
Diego county for tho purpose of ascer
taining whether certain persons in
dicted by the Federal Grand Jury of
Southern California district for selling
liquor to Indians were within the
limits of said reservation or not.
A Jewish Synagogue.
San Diego, September I. —The Jew
ish residents of this city contemplate
the opening of a synagogue at an early
date to cost $20,000. A great part of
this amount has already been sub
Stanford's Deposition Completed.
San Francisco, September I.—At
torney Cohen to-day completed taking
the deposition of Senator Stanford with
reference to the management of the
Central Pacific Railroad interests.
The deposition, however, has not yet>
been made public.
Sonora, September I.—The Experi
mental Gulch quarts mine near Colum
bus, this county, has been sold to T.
B. Valentine, of San Francisco, for
San Francisco, September I.—
Weather indications for the twenty
■ four hourß commencing 4 a. m., Sep
tember 2d; For California—Fair
Santa Rosa's Prosperity.
Santa Rosa, September I.—Within
the past three weeks $2,000,000 worth
of property lias changed hands.
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1887—TWELVE PAGES.
Democratic State Conven
tion at Dcs Moines.
THE CARBONATED WINE BILL. ,
Cable Rates Reduced by the Com
mercial Company—A Fall
From a Balloon.
I Associated Press Dispatches to the Hkp.ald
Dcs Moines, la., September I.—The
Democratic State Convention was
called to order this morning. Senator •
W. W. Dodge was selected temporary
chairman, and committees on perma- ,
nent organization wore appointed.
The convention adjourned till after
The platform adopted comments on
the fidelity of President Cleveland to
the obligation of his high trust, ap- ,
proves of tlie public land policy of tlie I
President, endorses civil service re- 1
form as admit.istered and demands
the passage of a law restricting rail- |
roads to a passenger rate of two cents
per mile. !
The following nomination? were .
made, after which the convention ad- .
journed. For Governor, T. J. Ander
son ; Lietenant-Governor, General K. .
M. Ilder; Supreme Court Judge, Jas.
F. F. Fogg; Superintendent of Public
Instructions, H. W. Sawyer. j
CARBONATED WINES. 1
Law Regulating- the Percentages ,
ef Fruit Juice.
New York, September I.—To-day
the law enacted by the last Legisla- [
tore, prohibiting the manufacture and !
sale of carbonated wines, went into
effect. The act defines "pure wines"
as containing 75 per cent, of pure
grape and other fruit juice" half wines" '
as containing 50 to 75 per cent, pure !
juice, and "made wines" as contain
ing less than 25 per cent.
Manufacturers are compelled to
print in letters hall an inch high on
all latola the class to which tlie wine
belongs. To manufacture or sell any
wine containing any of the long list of
of adulterating substances, or carbonic
twill, is declared a misdemeanor.
a merchant's opinion.
A leading manufacturer of carbon
ated wines said to-day that it was ■
clearly unconstitutional in regard to
the earbonating of wines. Nearly all
of the domestic champagnes and
many of the imported brands are car
bonated. Carbonating he says is done
THE LAW WILL BE CONTESTED.
A combination of dealers has been
formed to contest the law anil the man
ufacturers will go on just the same.
The winu werchants in this city say
that the law was not intended to stop .
the. manufacturing of poor wine, as it
expressly provides for it, and that it
was not aimed at adulterations, as it
excepts all medicated wines or wines ■
prepared for medical purposes. i
A Big Cut by the Commercial
New York, September I.—The
Commercial Cable Company this
morning issued a circular giving a
reduction of cable rates. On and after ,
September 15th the tariff will be 12
cents per word to Great Britain, Ire
land and France, and 15 cents per
word to Germany. At a meeting of
the directors of the Commercial Cable
Company it was resolved to increase
tho capital stock from $4,000,000 to
ft: 1,1, 500 FEET.
Terrible Death of an Indian
Princeton, Mo., September 1, —At
the Mercer county fair yesterday after
noon, Randall Blakesley, a half-breed
Indian, made a balloon ascension \
hanging to a trapeze bar. In the ascent
the balloon shot up suddenly, giving
Blakesley a severe wrench and he was '
unable to pull himself on the bar, but
managed to hold himself up by a loop [
which he had drawn around his wrist.
HIS BTRENOTII GAVE OUT.
After traveling about a mile and a
half, reaching an altitude of 2000 feet,
the balloon began the descent, but the ,
poor fellow's strength gave out, and
when within 500 feet of the earth his
grip released and he fell to the earth,
lighting on his feet, his thighs being 1
broken and driven Into his body.
Yesterday* Competition* Hp
teen the Thoroughbred*.
Niagara, September I.—Weather
pleasant, track fast. a
First race, Beven-eighths of a mile,
selling, Elsie B. won, Miller second,
Rhody Pringle third. Time, 1:21.
Second race, one mile, Pericles won,
Pink Cottage second, Kensington
third. Five starters. Time, 1:45?4.
Third race, three-fourths of a mile,
Carrie G. won, Fagan second, Uliada
third. Time, 1:17? 4 . Ten starters.
Fourth race, one and one-sixteenth
miles, Alaric won, Dousman second,
Barmann third. Time, 1:51.
Last race, hurdle, short course, won
by Justin Mack, Mentmore second,
Shamrock third. Time, 2:24? 4 .
AT CONEY ISLAND.
' Coney Island, September 1. —
Weather pleasant.track fast.
First race, live-eighths of a mile,
Little Minnie 11. won, Mona second,
Britannic third. Time. 2:10';,. Ten
Seven-eighths of a mile for three
year-olds, Kingston won, Flageoletta
second, Stuyvesant third. Time,
Third race, three-quarters of a mile,
Sappliire stakes, Geraldine won,
(icorgo Oyster second, The Lion sec
ond. Time, 1:15. Fifteen starters.
Fourth race, one and one-quarter
miles, Elk wood won, Saxony second,
Bamburg third. Time, 2:08. Twelve
Fourth race, one and one-quarter
miles, Twin City handicap, Elkwood
won, Saxony second, Banburg third.
Fifth race, one mile, Eolian won in
1:40?*', Pearl Sennings second. No
third horse given.
Sixth race, one mile and three-six
teenths, on tlie turf, Welter weights,
Joe Cotton first, Pomona second, Bru
nette third. Time, 2:06 l .j.
RACING AT HARTFORD.
Hartford, September 1, —The third
day of the grand circuit meeting at the
Charter Oak Park was marked by per
lect weather and three exceptionally
good races. During the afternoon
Major Dickinson's pair, Flora Hoff
and Cora Bell, were sent an exhibi
tion mile in 2;21 1 «.
F"irst race, 2:27 class, won by Jessi,
Jesse second, Grey Light third; time,
Second race, free for all, won by J.
Q., Kitcfoot second, Shafford third;
time, 2 :\7 l -
Third race, 2:23 class, won by Ben
Star, W. K. second, Alroy third;
time, 2 :23 1 i.
THE MARYSVILLE MEET.
Marywville, Septemlier 1. —The
finish of the races last night was a
running half-mile race for a purse of
$200; divided, first prize $100, second
$50, third $30, fourth $20. Confidence
took first money. Rackety Jack second,
Johnny Moore" and Surprise divided
third and fourth money.
Throe quarters of a mile and repeat,
running race, for a purse of $250, di
vided, first prize $125, second $62.50,
third $37.50, fourth $25. Daisy won
first money, Sir Thad second, Mento
third, Blue Bonnet fourth.
To-day's races opened with the 2:27
trotting class for a purse of $300; di
vided, first prize $200, second $100.
Arrow took the lead all the way
through, winning in 2:26%. Prince
took second money.
Second race, 2:27 class, for a purse
of $400 —Artist won first money, Flora
This was followed bY a walking race
for a purse of $50, divided; first prize,
$30; second, »20—Slattery won first
money, Don second.
AN INTERESTING EXHIBITION.
Petaluma-, September I.—The most
exciting running race ever witnessed
on this track came off this afternoon
between Lowello, Jim Duffy and Mc-
Carthy's Adeline. The course was a
mile and an eighth. Duffy led to the
half-mile pole, when Adaline moved
up but failed to pass him. They
passed under the wire exactly even in
1:59. The judges declared it a dead
The next heat and race were won
by Adeline by a length and a half in
petaluma's otiieb events.
Race against time by the pacer L.
,C. Lee, in an attempt to beat 2 :Yt.
Three efforts; best tinie, 2:18.
Trotting race betweW Zane's Cap
tor, F"razer's Secretary, Valenzin's
(ieorge V. The race was hotly con
tested by Secretary and George V.
Secretary broke at the wire, allowing
George V. to win by a neck in 2
Trotting race, entries Haverly,
Charlie Ross, Bunker and Ella S. The
first and second heats were won by
Bunker in 2:25 and 2:24. Ella S. won
the last three heats in 2:22 1 4 ', 2:22>- 2
Milwaukee, September I.—To-day
Jay-Eye-See trotted the fastest mile
ever made on a half-mile coarse. The
first quarter was made in 36 seconds,
the half mile in 1:09 3 4 , three-quarters
in 1:49 and the mile in 2 :17)4.
Crook and Adams to Confer with
the Ute Chiefs.
AVashington, September I.—Major-
General Terry lias informed the AVar
Department of the receipt of the fol
lowing telegram from Major Rand
lett, dated Fort Duchesne, August 30:
"Dawson with his troops, Indian
Agent Bryne and the head men of the
Ctes, started Saturday to meet Gen
eral Crook and Governor Adams at
Meeker. The Ctes are all on the
reservation. There are no fears of
any leaving it. This can be assured
to the people of Colorado."
COLOROW SENT FOR.
Denver. Col.. September I.—A
telegram from Meeker dated August
31 says: Governor Adams, General
Crook and Congressman Symes have
been engaged all day discussing the
Ute question but have not arrived at
any conclusion as to the settlement of
the question. Nothing more will be
done until the return of the Governor's
Carrier, Joe Colbrand, who has been
sent to the reservation to ask Colorow
to be present at the conference.
fAood Prospects for the New De
Washington, September I. — The
concessions which Count Neatkeicwicz
has obtained from the Chinese Gov
ernment are much more important
than they are generally supposed to
be, if the gentlemen who aro associ
ated with the Count are to lie believed.
It seems from the accounts that these
gentlemen make that they purpose
securing the telegraph and railroad
rights of the empire. AVhile theit
project of a bank was developing, ho
saw his opportunity and seized it.
action in china.
It is said that the Chinese
Government has appointed seven
commissioners to report on it.
It seems to be the pur
pose of the envoys to make a thor
oughly American system of banking
and coinage, as well as to adopt the
liostal system of the United States.
THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS
Will Not Permit Him to Visit
the Paclfc Coast.
AVashington, September I.—lt is
understood that the programme which
the President has laid down for his
proposed trip AVest will not admit of
his visiting the Pacific coast tlie pres
ent season, notwithstanding the invi
tation lie has received from San Fran
cisco. He does not intend to start
until the latter part of the coming
winter, and he must get back to
AVashington within a short time to be
gin the task of writing his annual mes
sage to Congress.
The Nation's Debt.
AVashinoton, September I.—The
reduction of the public debt for the
month of August was $4,809,600.
Vigilantes Attack a Ply
METHODIST CHURCH MEETING.
Recapitulation of the Public
Debt—Trouble in Alas
I Associated Tress Dispatches to the Herald.l
San Francisco, September I.—Be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock this morning a
crowd of vigilantes gathered at a dance
house at Plymouth, kept by Jack
Burk, and asked for Burk. J. J. Ekle,
local attorney, was in the house at the
time, evidently expecting trouble. He
told Burk to keep inside and he would
attend to the visitors.
Ekle went outside and remonstrated
with the crowd, commanding them to
keep peace. He is a nervy man but
it is said that he was injudicious in his
efforts to resist the vigilantes. Ekle
was shot in several places, his left
arm shattered between the wrist and
elbow and his right shoulder shattered
badly. Amputation is thought to be
necessary of one if not both arms.
SAVED BY A POCKET BOOK.
One shot struck him in the breast
but was prevented from penetrating
by a pocket book. F.kle's recovery is
WHY THE VIGILANTES CALLED.
It is believed that the crowd went
to Burk's to notify him to close the
dance house within a given time.
There have been complaints that boys
have often been allowed to frequent
the place and it is believed that this
tragedy is the result of bad feeling be
tween Burk and a few to whom Eckle
acted an counsel.
SOME OF THEM RECOGNIZED.
It is said that the mob was masked
but that some were recognized by the
victim. The Sheriff and District At
torney have gone to the scene.
With reference to the shooting of
Attorney Ekle at Plymouth by masked
men, it may be said that the underly
ing motive of the citizens was to rid
the town of the houses ol ill-fame and
to adopt summary means if necessary.
FORTY-EIGHT HOURS TO GO IN.
When Burk came out of the house
he was told that the men had come
to rid the town of such vile dens and
would give him forty-eight hours to
leave. It seems that they then en
tered and Ekle, who had taken refuge
in one of the rooms, fired on the lead
ers of the mob. The fire was returned
THEY HELD UP THE WOMEN.
The women and other occupants
scrambled out the back way and
through the windows, but were held
up by iifty masked men, who were
jiosted on lwth sides. It is said that
Ekle, who became aware of the vigi
lantes' intention, stated that if they
cleaned out the place they would have
to kill him first and repaired to Burk
well armed and resolved to resist the
EKLE MAY DII.
Ekle's wounds are very serious and
may terminate fatally. " He lies in
the house where the tragedy occurred.
No arrests as yet.
SuccesiHful Standing; of the Affairs
of the Organization.
Monterey, September I.—ln the
Bession of the Methodist Episcopal
conference to-day most of the time
was spent in reporting the work of the
previous year which shows prosperity
all over the State. The commission
has at last accomplished the work of
getting together $1,000,000 to be used
in promoting the faith.
SOME GENEROUS DONATIONS.
There has been donated several lots
valued at $4000 toward the erec
tion of a church at Pacific Grove, while
Mr. Moore from San Francisco and
lately from Chicago has entered into an
agreement to donate toward a fund for
superannuated preachers the sum of $1
for each acre of land that is sold out
his 10,000-acre tract in Tehama coun
ty. From this 12,000 acres have al
ready bee:, sold, giving $12,000 to
wards the fund.
PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY.
To-morrow the election is to be held
for delegates to the conference which
is to be held in New York next May.
Key. John A. Hector, colored, deliv
ered an address which evoked much
LAST NIGHT'S SERVICES.
To-night is the anniversary of the
Church Extension and Freedmen's
Aid Society. Bishop Walden and
Rev. Carroll made addresses and Rev.
A. G. Gale delivered a sermon.
A SATISFACTORY RECORD.
So far the record of work shows the
year to have been one of the most
prosperous which California has seen.
The conference will probably draw
to a close by Tuesday next.
THIS COUNTRY'S CASH.
Treasury Report Regarding; the
Debt—Cash on Hand.
Washington, September I.—The
following is a recapitulation of the
debt statement issued to-day:
Interest bearing debt —Principal,
$1060,&53,700; interest, $10,115,:i00;
Debt on which interest has ceased
since maturity—Principal, $4,307,700;
interest, $180,9000; total, $4,584,000.
Debt bearing no interest, $597,453,
Interest prepaid, not accrued, per
debt circular, $1,075,300.
Total debt—principal, $1,002,705,
-300; interest, $11,370,500; total, $1,674,
-081,800. Less cash items available
for reduction of debt, $259,540,500.
Total debt, less available cash, $314,
Net cash in treasury, $44,700,900.
Debt, less cash in treasury Septem
ber Ist, $1,209,774,400. Debt, less
cash in treasury August Ist, 1887.
$1,274,583,800. Decrease of debt dur
i ing the month, $4,809,500.
t Total amount available for the re
duction of the debt, $250,946,500.
Reserve fund held for redemption of
United States notes, $100,000,000.
Unavailable for reduction of debt,
Certificates held as cash, $29,424,
Net cash in treasury, as shown by
Treasurer-General's account, $459,991 \
Detailed Acconnt of the Seizure
•f the Scaling Ship*.
Victoria. B. C, September I.—The
steamer Olympian arrived at 8 o'clock
this morning from Alaska. The captain
stated that up to the time of the de
parture of the steamer from Sitka
thirteen seizures of sealing vesFels
dad been reported. From late copies
jf the Alaskan the following news is
At the sitting of the special term of
:he District Court, August 2:>d, in the
jase of the United States versus Jones
md Erickson and the American
schooner Challenge, W. Clark made
m application on behalf of the above,
js captain and mate of the Challenge,
indicted on the 22d of July for illicit
FOR THE DEFENSE.
Counsel remarked that the defend
ants were ready to proceed with the
trial and claimed tlieir constitutional
privilege of a speedy public hearing.
WOULD WAIT FOR EVIDENCE.
The District Attorney replied that
the government was not and would
not be in readiness to proceed until
the arrival of the Rush with the nec
CAPTURE OF THE ANNIE.
The American schooner Annie,
owned by James Loftin, of San Fran
cisco, Henry Brown, captain, arrived
in Sitka on the 26th. She was cap
tured by the Rush about 75 miles west
of Ounalaska. She had on board 308
skins, which were delivered to the
Marshall at Ounalaska.
Word arrived by the Annie, which
left Ounalaska on August 12th, that
443 sealskins had been seized on
Popoff island and landed there by the
British schooner Lottie Fairfield.
TOTAL NUMBER IN CUSTODY.
The number of skins in the custody
of Deputy Marshal Isaac Anderson, of
Ounalaska, up to August 11th
amounted to 3299, all of which are
stored in the Alaska Commerce Com
Mr. Clark petitioned the Court to
have 577 sealskins found on board the
San Diego, now lying in the port of
San Francisco, in the custody of
l'nited States Marshal Atkins and in
charge of the United States Marshal
for the District of San Francisco, ap
praised with a view to bonding the
WANTED APPRAISERS SELECTED.
In the petition it was asked that the
Court should request some suitable
persons in Sun Francisco to select a|>
praisers and approve the claimant's
HOFFMAN TO BE PETITIONED.
The Court decided that Mr. Clark in
sert in the order a request to Judge
Hoffman, of the Cnited States Court
for the district of San Francisco, to
act in the capacity as prayed for in the
RESULT OF THE OVERTURES.
The result will Vie that upon Judge
Hoffman acting in the premises the
release of the sealskins and their de
livery to their owners will follow.
THE PETITION GRANTED.
L. N. Hardy &. Co.'s stipulation in
the above case was filed and approved
by the court, and an order made re
leasing the property and delivering it
into the hands of Captain W. S. Mor
risey, attorney for the claimants.
APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE.
In accordance with the request of
Mr. Clark, Messrs. J. M. Vanderbilt,
W. R. Mills, N. J. C. Brady, were ap
pointed a committee to appraise the
value of the schooner San Diego
seized last year. They were sworn in
and proceeded to work. The 577
skins on board when seized will
to valued at San Francisco. The
vessel outside of these was valued at
FOUR MORE ARRESTS.
Captain Shepherd arrived at Ouna
laska on the 19th and reported the
seizure of four additional schooners.
The skins were taken from them.
The names of the vessels and number
of skins on board were not known to
the deputy marshal at the time of the
sailing of the Annie.
NATIONALITY OF TIIE CRAFTS.
It has since been ascertained that
out of the four additional vessels
Beized one was an English schooner,
captured August (ith, having on board
1400 skins, while another was an
American sloop of twelve tons owned
by Mr. Dodge of San FYancisco.
PREPARING FOR THE TRIALS.
Just before the Annie left Ounalaska
the Commander of the Rush in con
versation said that he understood that
the District Court would ho in session
at Sitka on September Kith, and that
he would arrive there before that date
no matter whether the Bear returned
from her Arctic cruise or not, and that
tlie trials of the officers of tlie seized
vessels would commence on the 10th
Serious Accident to Some Sacra*
Sacramento, September I.—Thii
evening Mrs. Henry Burns, Mrs. Etts
Morrill, Misses Lulu and Adelaide
Duvall and the little daughter of Mrs
Burns were out riding when the horst
ran away, tho carriage upset and th<
occupants were all thrown out.
Mrs. Morrill was severely injurei
about the head and neck, Mrs. Burn
had one hip dislocated and her littk
giri's ankle badly sprained, and Misi
Lulu Duvall bad her leg broken.
Earthquake* In Arizona.
Nooaleb, A. T., September I.—- J
vigorous earthquake was felt hero to
day at about 11 o'clock. The shod
was so severe that joints of meat oi
tbe hooks in tlie butchers' shop
vibrated like so many pendulums.
Another shock was felt to-night
but H was very light.
Appointment of a New
ITS EFFECT ON AMERICA.
Ciutinued Debate on the League
Coming to America.
Associated Press Dispatches to the Hebalo
Loxdon, September I.—Sir James
Ferguson's announcement in
the House of Commons of a new fish
eries commission was an entire sur
prise to t'. c publ'c on this side of the
water. These who had known that
negotiations were going on did not
kiow that they were so near. Sir
James r'erguson's statement was vol
unteered to the House. Nobody had
asked a question nor lias attention in
England l>een directed recently to the
LIKE TIIE SWORD Off DAMOCLES.
The government, however, has never
been free from anxiety. They were
quite aware of the hostile spirit in
which Canada conducted her proceed
ings and they have long been appre
hensive that tiie action of Canada with
American vessels might lead to serious
collisions. All pressure therefore has
come from England.
COMPLICATIONS IN AMERICA.
The American Government refused
an open discussion for a new treaty
while so many cases of Canadian out
rage remained unsettled and unsatis
fied under the old one. The scope of
the commission was not indicated by
Sir James Ferguson, otherwise than
as including all questions arising out
of the Nortb American fisheries. It is
understood that it will have large
powers of inquiry. will summon
v> itnesses and aim at reaching definite
conclusions which may form a basis
of treaty between the two powers."
The Ersdiib press has received the
news of the commission with expres
sions of mild satisfaction. Some diet
cuss it as possessed of iarger power
than can be delegated possibly to such
What is hoped here, however, is
that the commission may arrive at
some agreements on points incapable
of strict legal definition or not gov
erned by precedent, such as the head
land question and sundry others aris
ing tinder the existing treaty.
THE "TIMES" NOT HEARD PROM. .
The Times maintains a curious si
lence, though only the day before it
had published a querulous article on
the seizure of British vessels in Alas
POSITION AT WASHINGTON.
The premature statement here to
night has proved embarassing to the
government at Washington for more
reasons than one.
It is understood, however, that Pres
ident Cleveland lias already settled
the proposition of the American half
of the commission. He will appoint
one Democrat, one Republican and
one representative of the fishing inter
ests. The three nominations have
been agreed on and the positions al
ready offered to individuals.
Another Debate on the League
London, September 1.-*ln the
Houße of Commons to-day Mr. E.
Robertson, Liberal leader, discussed
Stephen's definition of an unlawful
assembly and contested that the
league meeting did not come within
"A PROCLAMATION OW WAR."
T. P. O'Connor said that he con
sidered that the proclamation meant
that the Government had proclaimed
war against the Irish people.
The motion to adjourn was defeated
NOT ALL AFRAID.
After the debate on the proclama
tion this evening, Messrs. Conybeare
and Phillip Stanhope offered to join
Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien in ad
dressing the meeting of the Ennis
branch of the league. They say they
will not flinch from arrest.
Mr. Chamberlain does not expect to
leave for America till the middle of
London, September I.—Lord Salis
bury will make a statement in the
House of LordH next Tuesday with
reference to the American fishery
Arranged a Meeting.
St.Petersburg, September t. —The
German Gazette states that the Czar
and Emperor William have arranged
to meet at Darmstadt.
An Historical Reminiscence.
Berlin, September I. —All the Ger
man bourses will tie closed to-morrow,
the day being the 7th anniversary of
the battle of Sedan.
London, Scptemlier I.—The Parnell
ites are irritated over the refusal of
the Government to extend the Allot
ment Act to Ireland.
Discount Rates Advanced.
London, September I.—The Hank
of England has advanced its rate of
discount from :S to 4 per cent.
Two Noted Women.
London, September I.—The Em
press Eugenic is on her way to Hal
moral castle-to visit the Queen.
The Navigation Law.
Suspension Brhkif, N. V., Septem
lier 1. —The Collector of Customs here
last evening seized the Canadian
steamer Hastings, at Lewiston, for
violation of the navigation law, in
carrying passengers between Lewibton
aud Ofcott, two American ports.
I TII.KORAPH CONCLUDED OH NINTH PAUK. I