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COMMOTION IN A
Two Enterprising Gentle
men Arrested in a Chi
CHARGED WITH FRAUD.
Prominent Philadelphians Invest
Heavily in Canaigre Root
SWINDLED BY AN OPTION DEAL
M3ny ThousanJs cf Dollars Obtained
by the Prisoners on Bonds That
Are Now Worthless.
CHICAGO, 111., April B.— John H.
Crou:hers and Henry B. Wall were ar
rested this afternoon at the Auditorium
Annex Hotel hy E. F. Gentner, an oilicer
of the State of Pennsylvania attached to
ttie State Attorney's office in Philadelphia,
whose authority was a requisition on the
Governor, obtained on an indictment
found against the men on April 1 in that
city, charging conspiracy to defraud C.
Arthur Beasley, a Philadelphia lawyer,
and other prominent citizens.
The arrests were accomplished while the
men ana a distinguished party of twenty
eurht Englishmen and their wives were
preparing to resume a transcontinental
journey in private Pullman cars. The
party went East to-night, but Crouthers
and Wall did not join them. *
They are accused of getting the Phila
delphia people to organize the Chicago
Canaipre Company for the purpose of cul
tivating the root on lands in Southern
California. New Mexico and Arizona, who
advanced $25,000 to the prisoners to under
write the oorooration's bonds in .London
for $1,800,000, and when they got to London
it is alleged they made fraudulent u?eof
the options on the land which the Phila
delphia company had secured and organ
ized the Anglo-American Canaigre Com
pany, to whom the options were trans
fered, leaving the Phiiadelphians in the
It is alleged that Crouthers, who was
the original owner of the options, obtained
thousands of dollars from John H. Sutton
of Philadelphia, givine him bonds in the
Chicago company, which are now worta
less. The party with whom the prisoners
were traveling is composed of stockholders
and prospective investors in the company,
chief among them being C. A. Duff
Miller of Miiler A Co., London, the largest
manufacturers of tannic extract in the
world. Mr. Miller, the men arrested and
George H. Tousey of Philadelphia, who is
also one of the party which has been hav
ing a luxurious trip to the Pacific Coast
from New Yorfc, are defendants in a civil
suit for $100,000 damages brought by Beas
ley and others.
BERING- SKA I'A.THOL.
Six Cutter* frill Leave for the Aorth
Within Turo Weeh*.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April B.— The
United States patrol fleet in Bering Sea
■will leave for the scene of operations from
San Francisco about the 12th inst. and will
rendezvous at Port Townsend, Wash.,
leaving that port oa April 20. It is ex
pected the fleet will arrive in Bering Soa
on May 1. Captain C. L. Hooper will be
in charge. The fleet will be composed of
the best revenue cutters, viz.: Grant,
Captain Slamm; Walcott, Captain Phil
lips; Corwin, Captain Roth: Bear, Cap
tain Tuttle; Rush, Captain Roberts, and
the Perry, Captain Smith.
While the fleet is in the North Pacific
Ocean its headquarters will be at Sitka,
Alaska, and when it touches the Bering
Sea the headquarters will be Dutch Har
bor. Unalaska. Captain Hooper will re
main ashore during most of the sea
son, directing the operations of the fleet
from shore headquarters.
A TRAMP'S WINDFALL.
Drop* Into a Fortune After a Five Tear*'
NEW YORK, N. V., April B.— A Herald
special from Liberty, N. V., says: Jehiel
Judson, a tramp for the last five years,
has been notified that by the death -of a
friend in the State of Michigan he has
become heir to a fortune of $40,000. Some
years ago Judson was possessed of a com
petence, which he lost through unfortun
ate speculation, and becoming disheart
ened and dissipated was finally reduced to
vagrancy. He wandered from place to
place, homeless and friendless, until fte
finally decided to reform, and recently
wrote a letter to hig home in Michigan
declaring his intentions. A reply was
soon received inclosing a return ticket and
advising Judson that a fortune of $40,000
was awaiting him. He left for his old
FIGHT WITH ROBBERS.
live Young Detperadoe* Run Itou-n in
INDEPENDENCE, Kans., April 8.-
Two weeks ago the Exendine Commercial
Company's store at Ringo, I. T., was
roDbed by five outlaws, who got away
with a large amount of booty. Two of the
eang were soon captured, and the officers
have been hard on the trail of the remain
ing three since Sunday. Yesterday Deputy
Marshalls Gibson, Smith, Seaqnftv anc*.
Jackson unexpectedly came on them at a
ravine near Bartlettsville.
The desperadoes opened fire and the
officers returned it. Two shots struck
Jim Rook, one of the outlaws, seriously
injuring: him. The outlaws escaped, but
were again located on Coon creek and cap
tured. All of them, with the exception of
Rook, are on their way to Fort Smith to
be tried. Rook is only 18 years old.
A.. R. V. TROUBLES.
Commission of Nebraska's State Organ
4*rr Revnked— Charter Suspended.
OMAHA, Nebr., April B.— A letter has
just been received from President Eugene
V. Debs of t&e A. R. U. stating that the
commission of State Organizer Waller has
been revoked, and that the charter of local
American Railway Union No. 341 has Deen
suspended, rending the investigation ol
charges of boodling preferred against the
officers. Mr. Debs states very emphati
cally that if the charges are proven Mr.
Waller and otuers implicated will be ex
pelled from the order. This action may
be taken as the aftermath of the conserva
tive and socialist squabble that has been
disturbing labor circles here for the past
two months. Waller was the leader of the
liuried Under a mteatn Excavator.
TOLEDO. Ohio, April B.— At an early
hour this morning a ponderous steam ex
oavator being pushed along by a light en
gine, jumped the track while crossing the
Wheeling and Lake Erie bridge, over the
Maumee River. It tore through the iron
work, and carried the whole of an 80-foot
span into the river with it. The engine
remained on the track. A switchman
named Bripgs of Ironville, who was riding
on the excavator, was carried down and
drowned. His body has not yet been re
covered. He leaves a widow and four
children. The property loss is estimated
THE OHIO HORROR.
Smith Confesses the Murder of the Stone
AKRON, Ohio, April B.— John Smith,
the ex-hired man of the Stone family,
three members of which were so crueliy
murdered ten days ago at Tallmadge, was
arrested to-niebt, brought to this city|and
charged with murder. Smith confessed,
acknowledging that he killed Alvin N.
Stcne and wife and Ira Stillson and in
flicted severe injuries on Emma and Hattie
Btone. Smith was discharged by Alvin
Stone two weeks before the crime for pay
ing too much attention to the youngest
THE I> HI A A A. AT SEA.
Successfully Backs Out of the Port lloval
CHARLESTON, S. C, April B.— A spe
cial to the News and Courier from Beau
fort, S. C, says: At 4 o'clock this after
noon, one hour before high water, the
battleship Indiana backed out of the dry
dock at Port Royal. Only one tug was re
quired to start her, and she steamed out
without difficulty and proceeded seaward.
Her exit without trouble, drawing 24 feet
6 inches in the dock to 25 feet outside, was
a perfect success.
Meeeivcr for a Questionable Concern.
CHICAGO, 111., April B.— A receiver
was appointed to-day for the Continental
Investment and Loan Association by
Judge Gibbons on the report of a real
estate expert, who stated that the concern
bad been doing business since 1890 oh
false representations and that the«lnanage
raent had been of the worst kind for the
investors. The association was attacked
some time ago by Attorney-General
Moloney and an investigation ordered.
BERING SEA VIOLATIONS
The Senate Holds a Brief Exec
utive Session on the
Action to Be Taken on the Foreign
Relations Committee Report
in a Few Days.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April S.— The
executive session of the Senate this after
noon was brief, and was devoted to the re
ception of a report from Sherman,
chairman of the Committee on Foreign
Relations, on the treaty now before the
Senate relating to the appointment of a
commission for the assessment of dam
ages growing out of the seizure of the
Canadian vessels for violations of the regu
lations relating to Bering Sea fur-seal
fisheries. Sherman reported a few amend
ments, which were ordered printed.
The treaty will be taken up in a few
days. Objection was made to its consid
eration on account of the illness of Senator
Morgan, although Sherman stated that
the State Department was very anxious to
have the matter disposed of.
The amendments reported are only ver
bal and will hot change the text of the
treaty in any material manner. An addi
tion of four vessels not included in the
statement of facts submitted to the Paris
tribunal, and which were thrown out by
the committee, have been permitted to
stand. The word "award" as used in the
treaty has, however, been expurgated for
the reason that the committee does not
agree with the claim of the British Em
bassador that the Paris tribunal made any
award in connection with this matter. On
the contrary, they contend that the ques
tion of damages was not before the tri
bunal and that bigh court of arbitration
expressly declined to consider any ques
tion relating to damages.
Believing that the word '"award," if per
mitted to stand, therefore, may lead to
confusion, the committee has reported in
favor of striking it out and changing the
text relating to the statement of fact so as
to read "as found by the Paris tribunal"
instead of '"as found by the award of the
Paris tribunal," etc.
Tne only other amendment of conse
quence is one that provides that tbe com
mission may sit either in Vancouver or
San Francisco, the original draft of the
convention stipulating that the session
snail be held in Vancouver.
Should the illness of Mr. Morgan (who
it may be stated, is antagonistic to any
treaty) be prolonged, it is believed that
the matter will be taken up and disposed
of, for the State Department has been urg
ing speedy action owing to the presencein
Washington of Sir Stafford Northcbte,
who is understood to be the English mem
ber of the commission to be authorized by
the treaty. The season for sealing is so
far advanced that there is also an addi
tional reason why the matter should be
disposed of at the earliest opportunity.
KISGS niTUOUT THROXEB.
nest Point la Turning Out Too Many
WASHINGTON, D. C, April B.— Those
cadets who will complete the four years'
course at West Point in June will be con
fronted with the most extraordinary situa
tion that ever has confronted the lot of
young aspirants for army commissions.
They will find on graduation morning
probably not more than a dozen vacancies
in all departments of the service for some
seventy men. This condition is due to the
number of appointments made from the
ranks in the last year and the compara
tively few retirements and casualties.
Usually at this lime of the year the class
about to be graduated has some thirty or
forty vacancies waiting to be filled, and
for years there has been generally a sur
plus above those necessary for West
Pointers. The result was tnat a few years
ago many civilians received appointments
in the army, among them the sons of
General Schbfield and Senator Sewell.
Despite the discouraging outlook all the
cadets will be provided for eventually, us
the law directs that all graduates shall be
commissioned in some branch of the army.
The department, therefore, will have to
designate at least sixty of the cadets addi
tional sec end lieutenants, and place them
un the list awaiting vacancies.
31U&T BE XON-SECTA.BIAH.
Proviso Made *n the District of Colum
WASHINGTON. D. C, April B.— The
bill makine appropriations for the District
of Columbia was reported to the House
to-day. It authorizes the District Com
missioners to contract for the care and
maintenance of orphans, paupers, sick and
helpless, and appropriates $94,100 for that
purpose, with the proviso "that no part of
the money herein appropriated shall be
paid for the purpose of maintainini or
aiding by payment for services or expenses
or otherwise any church or religious de
nomination or any institution or society
which is under sectarian or ecclesiastical
control." This is the only substantial
change made in the bill.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1896.
Teller's Bill to Govern the
Reserves of Country-
CONGESTION IN CITIES.
Millions Diverted From Business
Channels and Lent to Stock
THE EVIL MUST BE STOPPED.
Hoar of Massachusetts Indorses the
Proposed Reform cf the Colo
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 8.-A bill
giving a pension of $50 a month to the
widow of Charles 8. Hamilton, major
general of volunteers, was passed by the
Teller (R.) of Calorado introduced a bill
providing that all National banking asso
ciations shall keep their reserves in their
own vaults, and moved its reference to the
Committee on Finance. He said there
was a general impression that the conges
tion of money in the Eastern cities grew
out of the practice of country banks keep
ing their reserves in the city of New York
and other "reserve cities." The country
banks draw interest on these deposits in
stead of using their money in their own
localities. That practice was considered
very detrimental to the business interests
of the country.
He understood that in September last
the amount of these reserves of country
banks held in New York banks was $200,
--000,000. This money was largely lent out by
the New York banks to stock speculators.
His information was that 75 per cent of it
was lent to stockbrokers and stock specu
lators. He desired the Finance Committee
to inquire whether there was not some
way to stop that evil. Possibly the banks
ought not to be required to keep all their
reserves in their own vaults; but they
ought to be required to keep a Jarge pro
portion of them, so as to prevent an ac
cumulation of money in the banks of "re
Hoar (R.) of Massachusetts expressed
his approval of Teller's proposition, and
hoped that the Senator would succeed in
effecting the reform he proposed.
The bill wa3 referred to the Finance
IS THE HOUSE.
Favne and Cummings THacu** the Bill
to Abolish Compulsory Pilotage.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 8.-Acting
upon the operation of the previous ques
tion upon the engrossment and third read
ing of the bill to adopt the metric system
of weights and measures in the United
States, the House proceeded immediately
after the reading of the bill to vote upon it
by ayes and noes, the result being ayes 119,
The vote was seen to be exceedingly
close, and some minutes were spent in re
capitulating the vote and in changing of
votes by members. At the last moment
Dockery (D.) of Missouri changed his vote
from "no" to "aye," thereby changing the
Hurley (R.) of New York moved to re
consider the vote and to lay that motion
on the table, on which another vote by
ayes aud noes was ordered. There was a
decided change on this call, the motion to
lay on the table the motion to reconsider
the vote being defeated by 111 ayes to 132
The vote recurring then on the motion
to reconsider the vote by which the House
ordered the engrossment and third reading
of the bill that was also ordered taken
by ayes and noes. The motion to recon
sider was carried by 141 ayes to 99 noes.
C. W. Stone (R.) of Pennsylvania asked
unanimous consent to withdraw the bill
from the further consideration of the
House, but to this Dockery and others ob
jected. He then moved that it be recom
mitted to the Committee on Coinage,
Weights and Measures. This was agreed
to by. 130 to 59.
After the House had agreed to Senate
amendments to certain bills Payne (R.) of
New York called up the bill reported by
him from the Committee on Mercnant
Marine and Fisheries to abolish the com
pulsory pilotage system, otherwise known
as a bill to relieve American coastwise
shipping of an unjust discrimination.
It was arranged that debate on the bill
should continue throughout to-day's ses
sion and until to-morrow to 2 p. m., when a
vote on the passage of the bill shall be
Payne explained the intent and scope
of the bill. He said : "It is contended
that many of the Southern ports are ren
dered dangerous by the shifting channels
and by the changing conditions of the
sandbar 3 and that a man must be upon
the ground every day in order to know the
dangerous places. It is hard to believe
that this is true in the ports of Virginia,
Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama or
Texas, as the Legislatures of those States
have declared that their port 9 are safe
without the services of a pilot if the owner
paid a tax. annual or otherwise. There is
not the sliahtest danger that the service
will go down or will even be seriously
crippled by the proposed change. When
pilots are necessary and can render real
service they will be employed. When they
are not necessary and their services are
not used, they should not be permitted to
become a charge upon interstate com
Cummings (D.) of New York, opposing
the bill, said it had appeared in every Con
gress in which he had been a member,
and was defeated in the Fifty-first Con
gress on a question of consideration. It
was a bill, he said, drawn in favor of the
vessel-owners and against the pilots. Were
not the- ship-owners already sufficiently
protected ? he asked.
Cummin* s said that Congress, while
enacting plentiful, generous Drotection for
the ship-owners, had done nothing for the
pilots, relegating them to the Legislatures
of the several States. That was where the
advocates of the bill should bave gone for
the relief they seek. That would have
been the manly thing to do.
Referring to the statement by Payne
and by Simpkins that the Pilots' Associa
tion had sent representatives to Washing
ton to lobby against the bill Cummin^s
said : "I have seen in the corriUorß and I
know two or three members wbom he has
imoortuned in behalf of this bill a myrmi
don of mugwumpery named Chamberlain,
said to be the Commissioner of Naviga
tion. Grover Cleveland, President of the
United States, has removed from the of
fice of Governor of Arizona a Mr. Hughes,
because be was charged with sending tele
grams to Congressmen asking them to vote
for some school bill. 1 say to the gentlemen
on the other side that if they are friends
of Mr. Chamberlain they will allow this
bill to be killed, for if it shall pass and
Mr. Cleveland held to the rule he laid
down in the Arizona case, Mr. Chamber
lain will navieate out oi Washington very
Wads worth (R.) of N«w York, chairman
of the Committee on Agriculture, pre
sented the report of the conferees on the
agricultural appropriation bill. The ac
companying statement showed that the
bill, as finally agreed upon by the con
ferees, carried a total appropriation of $3,
--302,792—1e5s by $78,120 than the bill carried
as it passed the Senate.
The report was agreed to, and at 5:30
o'clock the House adjonrned until to
YOSEIHITE VALLEY RAILWAY.
Senator Perkins Introduces a Bill Granting
Rights of Way Through the Man- •
posa Forest Reservation.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 3.-Sen
ator Perkins to-aay introduced a bill
granting a right of "way 200 feet wide to
the Yosemite Vailey and Merced Railway
Company from Merced to the Cascades,
on the Merced River, Mariposa County,
through the Mariposa forest reservation
and over such vacant public lands as may
be required for Buch right of way by the
shortest practicable route between said
The right of way asked is through Town
ship No. 2 south, range 20 east, Mount
Diablo meridian; Township No. 3 south,
ranee 19 east, Mount Diablo meridian;
Township No. 3 south, range 20 east,
Mount Diablo meridian.
The company shall have the ripht to take
from public lands adjacent material, earth,
stone and timber necessary to construct
said road, and shall have the ground ad
jacent, for station buildings, depots,
machine-shops, sidetracks, turnouts and
water stations, n6t to exceed in amount
twenty acres for each station, to the ex
tent of one station for each ten miles of its
Iso right shall vest in the company until
plats thereof, made upon actual survey,
snail be filed with the Secretary of the
Interior and are approved by him. The
company shall not assign, or "transfer, or
mortgage the right of way for any purpose
whatever until completion of the line;
provided, however, the company may
mortgage said franchise and execute a
deed of trust conveying the same assurity
for bonds to construct and complete the
Appropriation for Their Construc
tion Discussed by California's
An Understanding Arrived At Which
Will Be Satisfactory to All
WASHINGTON, D. ft, April B.— The
California delegation held a meeting to
day for the purpose of considering certain
amendments to the appiopriation for the
restraining barriers proposed by Robert T.
Devlin, who is here representing the Anti-
Debris Association of California.
Mr. Devlin addressed the delegation at
length and urged upon them the addition
of a provision expressly limiting the pur
pose of the proposed appropriation to the
construction of works for the detention of
detritus now in the canyons, and a further
provision to the efteet that no works need
be constructed if the engineers iv charge
deem them unnecessary under present
Mr. Devlin explained that he was op
posed to the appropriation altogether, but
upon ascertaining the condition of affairs
here he had concluded to abandon his op
position to the appropriation as a whole
and confine his efforts to an attempt to
secure the changes above noted.
Tirey L. Ford followed Mr. Devlin and
showed that the amendments suggested
by Mr. Deviin would, in effect, change the
terms of the Camiuetti act and would thus
be a step in the direction of undoing what
Congress had already done.
After considerable discussion the dele
gation concluded to reject Mr. Devlin's
amendments, but practically agreed upon
modifying the laneuage of the appropria
tion so that the same should read as fol
''For the construction of restraining
barriers for the protection of th- Sacra
mento and Feather rivers in California,
$250,000; such restraining barriers to be
constructed under the direction of the
Secretary of War, in accordance with the
recommendations of the California Debris
Mr. Devlin seemed inclined to accept this
modification as the best he could secure,
and Mr. Ford, while declining to commit
himself finally upon the matter until he
could hear from California, is understood
to be personally satisfied with the change
in language. There seems to be no ques
tion about the appropriation being made,
the sole remaining question being as to
the language in which it shall be clothed.
J'oxtr Cases Disposed of by the House
WASHINGTON, D. C, AprU 8.-House
Committee on Elections No. 8, Me-
Call chairman, to-day decided four
contested election cases. The case
of Murray against Elliott, from the
First South Carolina District, was de
cided in favor of Murray, colored (R.), the
In the case of Johnson vs. Stokes, from
the Seventh South Carolina District, it is
recommended that Stokes (D.) retain the
The case of Kearny (Pop.) against Ab
bott (D.), from tte Sixth Texas District,
was decided in favor of Abbott, the sitting
In the case of Ratcliffe (Pop.) against
\\iiliams(D.), from the Fifth Mississippi
District, the contestant failed to appear,
anA the committee unanimously recom*
meilded that Williams retain the seat.
THE XOItTHBitN PACIFIC*
Senator Mitchell Propose* Restriction* in
It* Future Management. .
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 8.-The
Northern Pacific Railroad, which will in
the near future be sold at foreclosure sale,
was the subject of a joint resolution intro
duced in the Senate at a late r hour to-day
by Senator Mitchell of Oregon. The reso
lution is quite voluminous and is intended
to facilitate ' the : reorganization of >• the
Northern Pacific system and to • secure < to
the settlers along that line . the right to
purchase at a price not exceeding $2 50 per
acre the agricultural lands within its grant.
It also prohibits the present company, the
purchaser ?. under the ' foreclosure of r any
other persons who may become its owners,
from giving by consolidation, sale or other
corporate action, control of its railroad |to
any corporation, company, person or asso
ciation of persons owning, operating or
controlling a parallel or competing road.
LADY OM SANG
Succeeds the Late Queen
as Dictator to the
AFFAIRS IN A CHAOS.
Forty Japanese Murdered at
Seoul During the Recent
APPEAL FROM A RUSSIAN JAIL.
Californians at V adtvostock Want
News of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons
TOKIO, Japan, March 29.— At the capi
tal of Korea thinga are still in chaos.
Dissensions in the new Cabinet at Seoul
grow more pronounced. It is believed
four leading members will sever their con
nection with the Cabinet shortly, owing to
the arbitrariness of the three Lis. Since
the assassination of the Queen, a worthy
successor to her has appeared in the per
son of Lady Om Sang, who, it is said, en
joys great favor with the King and to
have that weak-minded monarch as much
under her control as he was under that of
his late consort. While the Queen lived,
her jealousy obliged Lady Om Sang to re
main aloof fiom the court. Lady Om Sang
devised the King's flight to the Russian
embassy, and now directs his actions from
behind the curtain, and there are likely to
be more chapters to this almond-eyed
romance before it draws to a close.
At what time the King will return to
the palace is still problematical. His re
moval from the Russian legation to a
detached palace close by is contemplated.
The Russians have a strong fleet in the
Orient, and their'officers of high rank are
very much in evidence at all functions on
shore, where their fine physique and the
beauty of their uniform attract attention,
and are said to throw the American and
British naval officers in the shade in these
The number of Japanese murdered in
Seoul during the recent disturbances is
forty, as officially reported, and Korean
officials have fared no better. Nine pro
vincial Governors have been assassinated
and three others obliged to flee for their
lives. Riots have occurred in nineteen
The insurgents no longer receive from
the Cabinet the title of "patriots," but are
now called "rebels" in the official dis
patches. It had been the habit for
"patriot" ringleaders to appear at the
War Office to claim reward for the move
ments they had led. The assassins of
the late Minister of Finance audaciously
came to claim a reward, but were thrown
Reports from Kucheng district show
that the severe measures against the vege
tarians after the Whasang massacre have
produced a marked effect upon the people,
who now show a strong disposition to em
brace Christianity. The applicants for ad
mission to English-speaking schools have
also greatly increased. The average China
man begins to believe that the future is
with the foreigners; but anti-foreign feel
ing is exhibiting itself again in Cbeng-Tu.
Petty acts of hostility against the Cana
dian missions are reported.
The extraordinary length of the voyage
made by the Pacific Mail steamship City
of Rio do Janeiro on her last trip between
San Francisco and Yokohama caused so
much inconvenience to consignees that
several claims are preferred in the United
States consulate in Yokohama. Master
and officers were consequently obliged to
swear to a statement that the delay was
due entirely to bad weather and lack of
fuel, and that faulty seamanship was in no
Last year a Japanese volcano called
Kirisbima, bursting suddenly into erup
tion, caused the death of three men. On
the 15th of March of this year the pay
master of the French cruiser Parfait de
termined to ascend the mountain. Just
as he and a guide reached the vicinity of
the crater formed by last year's eruption
the volcano developed new activity. A
large stone struck the guide on the spine,
killing him instantly.
The watch factory established two years
ago in Osaka with the intention of cutting
into the eastern trade of the great Wal
tbam firm, did not prove successful. The
watches produced there could not compete
with the imported, the Japanese prefer
ring to pay a little more for the latter.
The factory has now dispensed with the
services of its American experts and prom
ises to undersell its foreign competitors.
The Japanese Diet bas voted to abolish
import duty on wool. Attention is now
being actively directed to the manufacture
of woolen fabrics in Japan and in view of
the remarkable success made in the case
of cotton yarn there seems to be no rea
son why a similar record should not be
achieved with regard to woole n fabrics.
At the opening of the Chinese Chamber
of Commerce in Hongkong the Chinese
colonel in command of the imperial forces
at Kowloon on the mainland crossed over
to the British dominion and presided at
the ceremony. That looked so very much
like an attempt on the part of the Chinese
to interfere with ii reat Britain's jurisdic
tion within the ceded territory that a
sharp remonstrance was at once addressed
by the Governor of Hongkong to the
Viceroy of Canton. The result was a pub
lic reprimand for the colonel and an inti
mation that if he misbehaved similarly
again he would be dismissed.
A letter from Vladivostock jail has been
received at Yokohama from Henry Ross,
saying that be, Stephen Beeman and Ma
honey of San^Francisco and Edward Howe
of Petaluma, sailors of the sealer Silver
Fleece, are in jail for five months for being
found in Russian waters without papers.
He hopes and expects that they will all be
free in July. He asks for newspapers and
news of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons right,
and says to address favors to "the Ameri
cans in jail," Vladivostock.
Wholesale silt merchants are experienc
ing considerable trouble owing to the de
pression in trade and the steady fall in
prices. Over 30,000 bales of silk are stocked
in Yokohama, for which no buyers are
forthcoming. The prospect is not cheer
ing, for business with America is entirely
suspended at present, and the European
demand extremely meager.
From the standpoint of national indua
try this is a significant period. A 9 an evi
dence of the expansion of Japanese mari
time enterprise, it is noted that the Japan
ese steamer Tosa Maru has departed on the
pioneer voya;e of the new service to Eu
rope. The poods shipped by her were un
expectedly numerous, her cargo reaching
the limit of her capacity.
THE HOLMES EXECUTION.
A Scientist Is Refused Permission to Wit
ness It — The Murderer's So- Called
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April B.—Hun
dreds of applications have been made for
permission to witness the execution of
Holmes, the murderer, who is to hang on
May 7. The most interesting is that of
Dr. Arthur Macdonald, the head of the
Psycho-Neurologist department of the
National Bureau of Education in Wash
ington. His. study has been among crim
inals. Science has contrived an instru
ment which is known as the kymographi
con. It is for recording in visible lines
human emotion. With this machine the
scientist wishes to ascertain the emotions
of the convicted murderer just before he
goes to the gallows.
Dr. Macdonald explained that it was in
the interest of science and that he was act
ing in his official capacity. But the au
thorities have refused to grant the doctor's
request. Holmes was consulted, and de
clined to submit to such examination.
The Sheriff says the prisoner is entitled to
a quiet, peaceable hansing.
The time of the condemned man is taken
up chiefly with efforts to dispose of a state
ment which he has written purporting to
be a true autobiography, or "confession,"
as it is called. It is said a New York pa
per has secured it for a large sum.
BALLINGTON AND MAUD
The Volunteer Commanders Ad
dress Two Immense Audi
ences at Chicago.
Eva Booth Does Not Anticipate Many
Desertions From the Regular
CHICAGO, 111., April B.— Willard Hall,
in the Woman's Temple, was jammed at
noon to-day with people who came to hear
Ballington and Maud Booth, the com
manders of the Volunteers, they having
been invited by the W. C. T. U. to address
the usual noon hour meeting. The motto
of his addre6s was, "Our God, Our Country
and Our Work." He was followed by
Mrs. Booth, and the hearts of those who
crushed to see and hear the noted Salva
tionists were touched by her tenderness
and pathos. No relerence was made to
the old army.
Altboueh apparently wearied by their
exertions since leaving New York, the
commander and his wife addressed an
other immense audience to-niuht at the
Oakland Methodist Church.
Miss Eva Booth was in a happy mood
when seen at the Salvation Army head
quarters this morning and spoke uncon
cernedly of the BalJinpton Booth dem6n
stration at the Auditorium. "I think
there were a few of our soldiers at that
meeting;," she said, "but if any of our
officers join the new movement it will be
only the weaker ones. We are receiving
reports from all parts of the country
which indicate that the old army will
stand true to the colors. I will leave for
England next week."
Miss Booth will remain here until Com
mander and Mrs. Booth-Tucker arrive
next Saturday and until the new brigadier
of the Northwest division assumes charge.
At the Volunteers' headquarters the
claim was made that 500 Salvationists had
joined the Volunteers from this division
alone. They will be organized into corps
near the old army halls in all parts of tha
city. Colonel Fielding will assume charge
of the division to-morrow.
When Commander Booth was shown a
dispatch trotn New York alleging a recon
ciliation he said it was all bosh.
L. A. W. BULLETI*.
Official Handicappers—Xew Profession-
Is — Accepted Records.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 8. -The
following is the official L. A. W. bulletin
issued by Chairman Gideon:
Official handicappers appointed — William
Rosborough, St. Louis, Mo. W. p. Morarlty,
Kansas City, Kans. ; F. B. Thrall. Ottumwa,
Iowa; W. Tobie, Portland, Me.; M. J. Fleck
Louisville, Ky.: N. R.Stevenson, Wheeling, W.
Va.; R. A. Smyth, San Francisco; H. C. F.
Smith. Los Angeles, Cal.
Declared professionals — Godfrey Schmidt,
Los Angeles, Cal., clause E; Oscar Lane, San
Diego, Cal., clause £ ; W. H. Palmer, San Diego,
Cal., clause E.
. Sanctions granted— 9, Garden City Cy
clers, San Jose, Cal. .._,■...-
Records accepted— \V. W. Hamilton, Co
ronedo, Cal., one mile, paced, flying start
1:39 1-5, March 27. 1896. ' . * , •
RECORDS FJiLJL, AT COROXAItO.
Wheelmen of the Steams Team Make Fast
Time on Tandems.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 8. — Two
world's bicycle records were broken this
morning at Goronado by the speedy young
men of the Steams team now in training
there. They were the half and the quar
ter mile tandem records, unpaced. The
half mile was made by Randall and Schef.
ski in :50 3-5. The best previous record
was :52 3-5, made by Terrill and Taylor, on
An unusual occurrence.
Our 20 per cent reduction on
French Bathrobes is a rare oc-
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at Hochester, N. V., and Schefski at Sait
Lake City. Both have tssisted in break
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The quarter-mile tanlem record was
broken by Randall and Kiser of Dayton,
Ohio, the •time being : 23 2-5. The best
previous time was :24 3-5, made by Long
and Delmas, at Sacrament* on October 10.
1894. A perfect day, with scarcely s
breath of air stirring, madt the porform
ance of the two tandem tetina of double
value to both men and wheel, for hereto
fore all tandem and short-distance records,
unpaced, have been made wiih the aid of
a vale of wind.
Paeiflr Coast Pension.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April B.— Pacific
Coast pensions to-day were issued as fol
California— Original, Benton Jones, Sol
diers' Home, Los Angeles; William Woods,
Veterans' Home, Napa.
Oregon — Original, James W. Paul,
Dallas; William Byrne, Grants Pass.
Washington— Original. Wilson 8. Cavill,
Condition of the Treasury .
WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 8.-The
treasury gold reserve at the close of busi
ness to-day was $127,036,167. The with
drawals for the day were $79,900. Th«
$500,000 taken at New York to-day for ex
port was not taken from the »üb-treagury.
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