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An Alleged Royalist Conspir
acy Nipped in the Bab.
Admiral Sketwtt Befriend* the Pro
visional Government.
The Marines of the Boston Again Held
In Readiness far Landing—An
American Protectorate Prac
tically In Vogne.
By the Associated Press.
Honolulu, Aug. 24th (per Bteamer via
Ban Francisco Aug. 31.)— Since last writ
ing there has been more or less agitation
and excitement here. On lest Thursday
evening the government was in posses
sion of a large number of facts which
point to an attempt, long threatened,
of unseating the provisional govern
ment. It is understood that Marshal
Hitchcock had sufficient evidence to
connect the Ashford brothers with the
scheme. At about Bp. m. that evening
Attorney-General Smith called on Ad
miral Skerrett and in an official manner
laid the facts before him. The admiral
■aid nothing but immediately sent or
ders aboard tbe U. S. 8. Boston to have
a battalion ready to land on 15 minutes'
notice. The ship was under arms all
night and tbe men were deprived of
shore liberty for several days thereafter,
'ihe government was not aware of the
admiral's action until the next day.
No outbreak took place, but Admiral
tskerrett evidently showed he did not
intend to allow the peace and quiet of
the country to be disturbed. The pro
visional government is highly pleased
at Skerrelt's prompt action without
their request, and the Americans claim
it outlines the future policy to be pur
sued toward the provisional government
in case its existance is threatened.
Several facts were back of the Ameri
can admiral's actions. One was a prop
osition to have tbe ex-Queen raise ber
standard on tbe island of Maui, which
would call tbe troops from Honolulu and
give the Royalists a chance to seize the
government buildings. Another was
that the conspirators would explode
dynamite and fire buildings in Hono
lulu and would seize the government
during the confusion. Tbe government
was in no way alarmed, and had not ex
pected Admiral Skerrett to interfere.
The military had been warned and
special orders were issued to 500 reserves
who could have been rallied in 20 min
Admiral Skerrett has since admitted
that he acted entirely on his own author
ity. The opinion prevails here that had
the' Boston's troops landed, the stare and
stripes would have gone up again, never
to be lowered. When asked a direct
question, Admiral Skerrett would not
deny this interpretation of hia action.
Tbe royalists deny that any outbreak
was contemplated, but the facts in the
possession of Admiral Skerrett and the
provisional government point very
strongly tbe other way, and are believed
to have been serious enough to justify
action had a movement been made.
George Ryan, whose true name is
Preston Homer, was sentenced yester
day morning for stealing tbe crown jew
els, to three years' imprisonment and a
fine of $200. The trial of Walker and
Sinclair was begun yesterday in tbe cir
cuit court. The jury drawn is likely
favorable to the prisoners, and contains
several prominent Royalists. Tbe evi
dence thus far introduced is stronger
than at the trial in the lower court, and
Marshal Hitchcock will introduce still
stronger evidence during the trial.
F. M. Hatch, an American, has been
elected vice-president of the provisional
government, to succeed W. C. Wilder,
who has gone to the ITnited States.
Tbe new military bill was passed and
has gone into effect. As amended, it
provides for 12 companies oi volunteers,
who shall be under the command of the
president of the provisional govern
ment, whose power is unlimited to act
in an emergency.
Owing to the repeated threats to seize
er exterminate the government, a new
bill for tbe succession of tbe office of
vice-president has been introduced,
which will likely pass without amend
ment, making it impossible to
do away with the head of the
government without destroying the en
tire cabinet and all of the advisory
council which is not likely to happen.
On night before last the United States
consulate was broken into and every
thing in the shape of documents and
papers in Conßiil-General Severence'B
room was overhauled that could be
found. Nothing was taken. It is the
belief that Royal tßts made tbe raid in
the hope of finding some documents that
would throw light on the probable at
titude of the United States on Hawaiian
It ia said here that the threats and
late actions of tbe Royalists are due to
the reply made by Minister Blount just
before be left, that tbe United States
would never recognize any faction not
in control of the seat of government
and executive buildings.
The government here has allowed the
publication of the stand Minister Blount
lately took in tbe Japanese demand for
suffrage as already reported. Consnl-
General Fugu of Japan has virtually
admitted the truth of the affair, and in
an interview has said that Japan will
not object to any action the United
States may take in the matter, but in
timated that Japan might cut off
further Japanese laborers to Hawaiii,
incase the provisional govern me. t re
fused to grant the demand. The pro
visional government considers that the
action taken by Blount in the matter is,
if anything, an outline of the future
American policy here which points to at
least an United States protectorate. In
fact it is the beliaf that Hawaii is now
practically under a United Statea pro
tectorate, and officials high in authority
•ay that before Blount left he virtually
■aid this much.
At a cabinet council held this
Week, the determination was
reached to make more removala coon of
ffoyaliote still holding office. The move
ment, it is understood, will be general
all along the line.
Public works have been resumed, as
announced by the last mail, and it is
the intention of the government to in
crease these as soon as the taxes begin
coming in next December.
Minister Damron will submit a finan
cial statement to the councils this after
noon after the steamer leaves, which
will show the following facts: That
there is a cash balance in the treasury
today of $150,000. as compared with
$67,000 cash balance a year ago under
the monarchy. The actual current rev
enue for the first six months of the year
was $100,000 in excess of the last corre
sponding period under the monarchy.
The arrival of foreign vessels for the
Htme period baa been greater this year
than last, and figures will be submitted
to show that tbe general financial condi
tion of tbe country has greatly im
proved. ■
Queen City Capital Becoming Interested
In California.
Buffalo Times: A number of Califor
nia capitalists have established a branch
of the Olive Growers, association in this
city. Tbe tract of country in which
olive growers are interested is srtn«trd
in Southern California, in the fertile and
and .beautiful San Fernando valley near
the site of tbe old Mission established by
tbe Franciscan Friars a hundred or more
years ago. D. C. Miltimore, vice-presi
dent of the University bank of Los An
geles is now in the city looking after the
interests of the association of which he
is president. Several prominent Buffa
lonians are said to be interested in this
movement to develop the olive industry
which certainly ought to prove profit
able from the manufacture of oil and of
The association is represented in Bnf
lalo by Mrs. Hewlett, B. Browning and
Mr. Ruben, J. Ralph, both well known
in this city.
Pasadena's Street Paring.
Kniroßs Hebald: We have endeav
ored to look at oar street paving ques
tion nnder the clear light of noonday
sun, and we confess we find no good ex
cuse for paving either Raymond or Fair
Oaks avenues at the present time.
T will here note some of my reasons
why this work should be deferred.
First, we do not need the paving on
these avenues. I doubt if good timej
would warrant tbe paving at this stage
of the growth of our city. Why, Los
Angeles had about 50,000 inhabitants
before she paved, and some of the prop
erty owners who now live on paved
streets complain bitterly and say they
have double the dust in their houses
than before they were paved, as all the
dust of the street is easily blown into
them on account of the pavement.
We are growing fast, it is true, but
there is plenty of time yet to think and
act upon this question before we shall
really need this much talked of im
Because Ban Bernardino and Red lands
have it does not prove that we should.
Tbey may have made great mistakes in
this, and tbey most assuredly have if
they have done this work blindly with
out first taking inventory of their re
sources, to see if they had the where
with to finish the work without placing
them in an embarrassingcondition. Tbe
wise sit down and first count the cost.
It would be better for every man to pay
as he goes, for this saves lots of worry
and litigation. "Avoid debt as you
would tbe devil" will apply alike to per
son or city.
We don't believe it wise to load a city
down with bonded debts for the rising
generation. Tbe generations in their
order have in hand to build up and im
prove ; and as each succeeding one will
undoubtedly be wiser than the one im
mediately preceding, it cannot afford to I
be bothered with clearing off the debris
its father or tbe former may have piled
on its back. No; we should clear the
way, and not obstruct the paeseß. Those
coming after us will have more to do
than we. Therefore never bond a city ;
never bond property to make improve
ments ; but make improvements just as
rapidly as your circumstances will allow
you to do with ease and comfort. Load
your team properly, according to its
powers of performing, and you will ex
ercise wisdom ; but if you overload it,
you break tbe backs of your beasts or
stall them, and bring chagrin upon your
own self, because you will see what a
fool you are.
Whßn should we pave the streets of
our city. Why, just when we need tbem
paved and can pave them without burst
ing off our buttons or breaking our sus
penders—in other words, when our re
sources admit of the improvement. Life
is not worth living in a barrassed condi
Many a man kills himself by over
work, and cities strain themselves into
financial straits that are pitiable. Our
fair city is on this very road now. It is
thiß very hour taxing itu inhabitants out
of existence. Those that have borne the
brunt of tbe battle in tbe heat of the
day are fast giving way to others coming
in to reap where they have not strewn,
Properties were Bold in 1802 for leas than
valued for taxes. We do not claim thie
to be a general feature of the case; but
there are many such cases. A great deal
of property that ia centrally located in
the city brings no income from year tc
year, and yet, large valuations and
heavy taxes thereon are as sure aB deatt
with each year, and much of this prop
erty cornea within the district sought tc
be paved. Anyone can predict the re'
suit of paving at thia time. It means i
great sacrifice of property, and in somt
cases total ruin to the owner. We sin
cerely hope the cloud of despair will pasi
over. Situation.
Atlantlo (Steamships.
London, Aug. 81.—Sighted: Britain
nic, from New York; Ottoman, frou:
SouTiiAMiTON, Aug. 31.—Arrived,
Fuerst Bismarck, New York.
New Yokic, Aug. 31.—Arrived:
Uailia and Uermania, from Liverpool;
A Her, from Bremen ; Diadem, from Rot'
Bremen, Aug. 31.—Arrived : Lahn,
from New York.
Boston, Aug, 31.—Arrived: Colorado
from Hull.
A Deficit In tbe Treasury.
Washington, Aug. 31.—There is every
indication that a deficit in tbe United
States treasury of $50,000,000 will exist
at the end of the fiscal year, June 30th,
unless measures are taken to avert it.
A number of financial propositions for
the purpose of building up tbe treasury
cash are under discussion.
Effect uf a Scntimeutul Song.
Mr. Whitebread is v tinsmith in
Weaverville. His wife's name is Ann,
and Ann and the tinsmith have never
got along very well together. Mrs.
Martin and Mrs. Whitebread, so the
story goes, became quite chummy. There
was a piano in the tinsmith's house, and
Mrs. Martin was in the habit of playing
"The Old Oaken Bucket." The man of
solder rather likod it at first. But when
Mrs. Martin continued to thrum out the
same tuno day after day it got kind of
tiresome. He remonstrated with Ann,
but tho wife told him to mind his pots
and kettles and not to meddle with
One day the tinsmith lost all patience
and went up stairs, and after dancing a
jig on the keys wound up by smashing
the instrument all to pieces, ending tho
performance by remarking, "To
with your 'Old Oaken Bucket.'"—Sau
Francisco Examiner.
When the hall has fallen ont, leaving the
head bald, if the scalp Is not shiny, there is a
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The Domino-Dobbins Match Not
A Lartre Crowd of Sports Doomed to
The/ Baa a Dead Heat—The Con teat
Declared Ho Raoe—Flying Jib
and Nancy Hanks Win
New 1-aurels.
By tho Associated Press. .
Si'eepsubax) Bay, Aug. 31.—A crowd
equaling that of the Suburban and
Handicap dajts gathered today, drawn
principally by the announcement of a
$10,000 a side match between Domino
ana Dobbins. They were doomed to
die* ppointment, so far as a decisive
end ng was concerned. The race was a
mighty struggle, Dobbins having a
slight advantage to the quarter, after
which Domino orept up again. Neither
could gain an advantage, and they con
tinued as one horse to the finish, pass
ing under the wire in 1:12 3-5 with no
difference between them. Both horsea
looked fagged after tbe terrific struggle,
and when it waa suggested that tbe dead
beat be run off Keeue declined, and the
contest was declared no race.
The track waa fast.
Futurity courae — Harrington won,
Longshanks second, Domingo third;
time, 1:12 25.
Reaper stakes, mile and three-six
teenths—Sir Francis won, Orchis Bec
ond, Sir Walter third; time, 2:02.
Sapphire stakes, five and one-half fur
longs--Longdate won, Wernbnrg second,
Economist third; time, 1:08 4-5.
Twin City handicap, mile and a quar
ter— Gal in do won, Ramapo second,Can
delabro third; time, 2:09.
Match for $10,000 aeide. the club to
add $2500, futurity conree —The race waa
a dead heat between Domino and Dob
bins ; time, 1:12 3 5.
Futurity courße—Shadow won, Arab
second, Addie third; time, 1:11 1-5.
Seven furlongs on turf — Integrity
won, Sarah Ramsay second, Centella
third; time, 1:29.
Flying Jib Wlna the Free-for-All Face
at Fleetwood Park.
Fleetwood Park, Ang. 31.—Class 2:10
trot- -Fannie Wilcox won, Clara D. sec
ond, Bush third; best time, 2:18%,
Class 2:30 trot—Alar won, Frank H.
second, Adah Loc third; best time,
2:21%. «
Free-for-all pace.- pnrse $2000—Flying
Jib won. Blue Sign second, Manager
third; time, 2,:09, 2:07%, 2:09. Roy
Wilkes and Vitello also paced.
The feature of the day was the per
formance of Nancy Hanks who, in tbe
beat of condition and was driven by
Doble, lowered the track record from
2:09?4 to 2 -.06%. It was a beautiful bit
of work and the crowd went wild. The
quarter was made in 31} 2 , the half in
I:o2Vj', the three-quarters in 1:84 W. the
mile in 2:06%. Nancy earned $5000 by
the performance.
Marysville Races.
Marybville, Ang. 31. —Following ia
the result of today's races:
Glass 2:40 trot—King of the Ring won,
Prince Daniels aecond, Bill Doty third;
time, 2:28.
Pacing, 2:23—Geraldine won, Beas H.
second, George Wapple third; time,
Yearling trot, mile daeh—Theresa
won, Patti Roaa second, Bertonia third;
timd, 2:54.
Special running race, mile and one
eightb—Morton won, Blondinette sec
ond; time, 1:57.
In the half mile dash on bicycle there
were four entries, Frank A. Rose of Sof
ter county winning vary easily.
In tbe mile handicap Rose also proved
the victor in 2:59, the track being heavy
and alow.
National League Games.
Philadelphia, Ang. 31.—The Phillies
won the most exciting game of the sea
son. Philadelphia, 4; Pittßburg, 3.
Baltimore, Aug. 31. —The Orioles won
by hard batting. Baltimore, 11; Cleve
land. 6.
Washington, Aug. 31.—Cincinnati
won by good batting. Washington, 1;
Cincinnati, 2.
Boston, Aug. 31. —The Colts were com
pletely outclassed today. Boston, 7;
Chicago, 0.
Brooklyn, Aug. 31.—Brooklyn won
after a hard fight. Brooklyn, 8; Louis
ville, 3,
N'kw York, The Giants won two games
from the Browns by prood stick work.
First game—New York, 6; St. Louis, 3.
Second game—New York, 8; St.
Louiß, 1.
St. Louis Races.
St. Louis, Aug. BL—Track fair.
Four and a half furlongs—Bangum
won, Rabbit second, Piccalillie third;
time. o:sl}£.
Four furlongs—The Surgeon won.
J nnie June second, Benita third; time,
0:58 W.
Midland handicap, six furlongs—Ed
Gailand won, service second, Tom Fin
let third; time, 1:15.
Seven and one-half furlongs—Roque
fort and Sulross ran a dead heat, Gough
third; time, 1:87&. Sulross won the
run off by a neck; time, 1:37.
Seven and one half furlongs—Long
Ten won, Barbaria second, Tenor third;
time, I:3BJ£.
Independence Races.
Independence, la., Ang.3l.— Track
Three-year-olds and under, 2:45 trot—
Roaeleaf won, Agatha second; best
time, 2:21%.
Glass 2:20 pace—Webber Wilkes won,
Zelpha Burns second, Julia third; beat
time, 2:13%.
Class 2:25 trot—Mayby won, Ward
ship second, Ed Clarkeon third; best
time, 2:16%;
Cholera In Mogland.
London, Aug. 31.—The epidemic in
Grimßby has been declared officially
Asiatic cholera. It ia believed it was
brought by immigrants from Antwerp
and Rotterdam.
As the result of the prevalence of
cholera at Grimsby, tbe government
authorities are increasing the precau
tions at all the ports of the kingdom to
prevent tbe further introduction of tbe
Montlflore Congregation.
Holiday services will be held at No.
125,'g South Spring street, at Masonic
hall. Commencing Sunday evening,
September 10, 1803, Rev. A. W. Edel
man officiating, assisted by Mr. Schul
man. Secure senta at 20M Nnrt.h Main
ldf utiOcatlun by the Teeth.
The identification of bodies that have
been mutilated beyond recognition by
the usual rules has until recently been
so difficult that every year hundreds of
bodies of heroes have been consigned to
nameless graves.
But a new system of identification has
been discovered that is as accurate and
unfailing as is the famous system of
measurement employed by the Paris po
lice in keeping track of the criminals of
France. It is identification by means of
the teeth. It was first suggested and
put in practice by a New York dentist
For years it has been the custom of all
first class dentists to keep a complete
chart of the teeth of all their patients,
together with a record of all their fill
ings, removals or other work done to the
masticators. Those charts and records
are carefully filed away and are kept as
long as the patient lives.
A comparison of several hundred of
these charts recently made in New York
showed that no two of them were identi
cally alike. The first and most noted
instance where identification by the teeth
was made conclusive was in the case of
Norcross, the dynamiter who attempted
the life of Russell Sage and was blown
to pieces. While a trousers button fur
nished the first clew to his identity, it
was not until his teeth were examined
by his dentist that the identity was rec
ognized by the young man's parents.—
Chicago Times.
Meat Eating- and Bad Temper.
In no country is home rendered so un
happy and lifo made so miserable by the
ill temper of those who are obliged to
live together as in England. If we com
pare domestic life and manners in Eng
land with those of other countries where
meat does not form such an integral ar
ticle of diet, a notable improvement will
be remarked. In less meat eating France
urbanity is the rule of the home. In fish
and rice eating Japan harsh words are
unknown, and on exquisite politeness to
one another prevails even among the
children who play together in the streets.
Japan I never heard rude, angry
words Bpoken by any but Englishmen.
I am strongly of the opinion that tbe
ill temper of the English is caused in a
great measure by a too abundant meat
dietary combined with a sedentary life.
The half oxidized products of albumen
circulating in the blood produce both
mental and moral disturbances. Brain
workers should live sparingly if they
would work well and live long. Their
force is required for mental exertion
and should not be expended on the task
of digestion, for "they should remember
that the digestion of heavy meals in
volves a great expenditure of nerve
force." The healthful thing to do is to
lead an active and unselfish life, on a
moderate diet, sufficient to maintain
strength and not increase weight.—Er
nest Hart in London Hospital.
Modern Athletes and Their Predecessors.
In Outing S. Scoville writes concern
ing athletic records. Ho is no believer
in the doctrine that in former times men
were more powerful and active physic
ally than they are at the present day.
He considers that the beet of the Greeks
were probably a little superior to the
athletes of today, but to the Greeks
alone does he award this praise. The
remarkable records of feats of strength
and endurance that are quoted as proof
of the physical degeneracy of mankind
he is inclined to treat with scant respect.
Where reliable records have been pre
served he shows that in all contests the
athlete today is an abler man than his
The cause assigned is better hygienic
conditions, a more intelligent system of
training and a better knowledge of the
laws of health. The author shows that in
all running races, save the long distance
races, and in walking contests the time
is far better now than it was before and
that the same superiority can be shown
to exist in every branch of athletics in
which it is possible to make comparisons.
While admitting that more perfect
tracks and appliances of all kinds are
accountable for a part of the gain, Mr.
Scoville is of the opinion that the modern
athlete would have beaten his predeces
sor on his own grounds.
Strange Amusements.
In 1634 the public punishment of
criminals became a prominent feature of
carnival. It was felt to be a serious
check upon the gayety of the festival,
but excused as an awful example for
such as were inclined to profit by the
general license for criminal behavior
rendered necessary now that precept had
been found inadequate to cope with the
disorders. Later on the chief and most
celebrated criminals were specially re
served far carnival, on the first Saturday
of which they were punished.
Such as were guilty of disorderly con
duct during carnival itself were usually
flogged, and the necessary apparatus for
this stood ready in several parts of the
city. We are reminded of their existence
today by the name Piazzetta dellaCordn,
and they remained up permanently until
destroyed by the people in 1798.
Courtesans were also publicly chas
tised if caught masked or dressed as men
in tho Corso—the public executioner not
being above seeking popularity by mak
ing victims of the most prominent.
Thus in 1656 was publicly chastised
Cecca-buffona, the favorite of Cardinal
Antonio, nephew of Urban VIII.— Gen
tleman's Magazine.
The Testimony of a Friend.
Attorney General Hendrick of Ken
tucky prides himself on the fact that he
rose from a farm laborer to his present
placo of dignity and honer. He was tell
ing some friends in Frankfort the other
day of his early struggles and called a
nogro who was passing to attest the vo
racity of his statements. "Brother Brad
ley," said he, "is an old fashioned, blue
gummed negro and a boyhood friend of
mine, by whose side I have worked many
a day in the cornfield. Wasn't I a good
man in the cornfield, Brother Bradley?"
"Oh, yes, sah," said the darky, "you was
a good man for a fact, but you euttinly
didn't work much."—San Francisco Ar
General HcKursr Retired.
Washington, Aug. 31.—Brevet Brig
adier-General McKeever, senior assist
ant adjutant general of the army, wai
placed on the retired list today.
It la Mot What We Say
But what Hood's Sarsaparilla doeß that makes
it sell, and has given It such a Arm and lasting
hold upon the confidence ol the people.
For a dinner piUauugeu«;i»i f»iuiij oalhaiUu
m--'iL«i>< M mi-»»»»l M««ud.'a Fills.
Great Britain's Coarse in the
Siamese Affair.
The Home Rule Debate Continued in
the Commons.
Editor Drnmoat and Camilla Dreyfus
Fight a Sensational Duel—An
Outbreak of Cholera In
By the Associated Press.
London, Aug. 31.—1n the commons
today numerous questions were put by
tbe opposition indicating dissatisfaction
with the government's course in the
Siamese affair, and asking why there
was delay. Sir Edward Grey said Duf
ferin would return to Paris next week
and negotiations wonld be resumed.
Gladstone announced that tbe govern
ment had decided at the close of the
debate on supply, to adjourn parliament
until November.
The debate on third reading of the
home rule bill waa then resumed, the
feature of tbe evening being a speech by
John Dillon refuting the statement of
Redmond that the bill could not be re
garded as a final settlement of the Irish
question. He said he was not afraid to
maintain that the bill was a great char
ter of liberties for the Irish people.
Upon certain details, of course, the I rish
party differed from the government,
but they took the bill aa a whole. Tbe
dietruat which now existed between tbe
people of England and Ireland would
soon be succeeded by trust and confi
dence. Whatever the house of lords
might do, its passage through the com
mons would mark an epoch in history
and the democracy of the two countries
would advance with confidence in each
other for tbe first time. The bill waa
bound to become a law in time.
But the Ktubers or Rebellion Are Btlll
An a, Samoa, Aug. 11 (per steamer via
San Francisco, Ang. 31).— Practically
speaking the war in Samoa is over, bnt
it ia impossible to tell when it may be
resumed, as more deportations of the
rebel chiefs ia not certain to have a de
cisive effect. There still remains a feel
ing of discontent, which may at any
time, under favorable conditions, aeanme
a eerioua aspect. The embers of discon
tent aeem still to be amouldering, and
all that seems to be wanting la the ad
vent of a popular leader to fan them into
flamea aeain.
Tbe German warship Sperber left
Apia on July 20th with Mataafa and hia
daughter and 10 of his immediate fol
lowers of rank, bound for Takaofo island
in the Union group, there to land them
as exilea from Samoa. On the 28th of
July tbe Sperber arrived. It was agreed
that the Samoan government waa to pay
at tbe rate of $10 per head each month
for each prisoner. They were then al
lowed to land.
A trial waa held in Apia, at which
the punishment of tboee convicted
of rebellion was considered and tbe
following sentences were inflicted:
Twenty-four of thoae whose conduct
waa considered particularly heinoue
were sentenced to three yeare at hard
labor, and should any one of them at
tempt to escape, hia land waa to be con
fiscated by the government. Eighty
aeven of the lesser offendera were sen
tenced to pay a fine of $200, these fines
to be utilised in road-making alone.
At preeent tbe war vessels that are
lying at anchor in Apia harbor are tbe
English vessel Catcomba, two German
vessels, the Bnzzard and tbe Sperber.
Tbe United Statee veeael Philadelphia
is expected from the United States and
two more English, tbe Rapid and Ring
dove, will arrive shortly. Two more
German Bhipa are also expected. When
all these vessels arrive there will be a
naval demonstration.
It Is Claimed a Gold Standard Can Be
HimcMifullj Established.
London, Ang. 31. —Sir David Barbour,
financial secretary, replying to a ques
tion at a meeting of tbe Indian council,
Baid correspondence with the secretary
of state for India in London about tbe
sales of council bills below 16 pence, is
still in progress and could not at this
time be published. He explained that
the Indian mints were closed, but this
was a Black Beacon and theie bad been
heavy imports of silver before tbe cloee
of the mints, witn large transfers of
rupee paper from London to Calcutta,
which retarded tbe effectiveness of tbe
remedial measures adopted by the In
dian government. He regretted the
fluctuation of values and consequent
evils, but believed nothing had occurred
to justify the assertion that a gold
standard cannot be effectively estab
Welah Mlnere list urn to Work—Their
Families Butter.
London, Aug. 31.—Over 60,000 of the
100,000 coal miners of Wales, on a strike
for 20 per cent advance in wages, have
returned to work, breaking the strike,
thuß greatly discouraging tbe remaining
300,000 strikers in England.
Reports from the strike districts indi
cate great distress among tbe families of
tbe strikers. The miners of East Loth
ian and Midlothian today resolved to
strike unless their wages were advanced
20 per cent. In Chesterfield today 1000
strikers gathered at the gates of the
Balsaver collieries, and the polioe being
unable to cope with them, invaded tbe
works and did much damage, then dis
persed before reinforcements for the
police arrived.
M. Dreyfus Defends the Honor of the
Women of His Race.
Paris, Aug. 31.—A duel wbb fought to
day in the outskirts of Paris between
Drumont, editor of the Libre Parole,
and Oamille Dreyfus. Rapiers were
used. Dreyfns received three light
wounds, one in the arm, one in the Bide
and a third in the chest. Drumont was
not scratched. M. Dreyfus became weak
from tbe loss of blood and was not able
to continue, but asked for a further
meeting tomorrow. This Drumont
agreed to without hesitation. Tbe cause
of the duel was an article published in
Drumont'e paper charging all Jewesses
of the upper classes with being women
of easy virtue.
T.lra Q.11.n. 4n* < ti ms\ iwnl.
Before re tinny—trial bottle 10 cts.
Over the tops of tbe trees
And over tho ahalluw stream
The shepherd ot sonnet frees
Tho amber phantoms of dream, *
Tho time Is the time of vision:
The hour is tho hour of calm.
Hark! On the stillness Klyslan
Breaks how divine a psalm!
Ob, oloar in the suhcro of the air,
Clear, clear, tender and far.
Our aspiration of prayer
Unto eve's clear star!
O singer serene, secure.
From thy throat of silver and dcv
What trausport lonely and pure,
Unchanging, endloscly vow-
An unremembrance of mirth'
And a contemplation of tears,
As If tho musing of earth
Communed with the dreams of the years!
Oh, clear In the ephero of the air.
Clear, clear, tender and far.
Our aspiration of prayer
Unto ova's clear star!
O cloistral ecstatic, thy call
In tho cool, green aisles of the leaves
Is tho shrine of a power by whose spell
Whoso hears aspires anil believes!
O hermit of evening, thine hour
Is tho sacrament of deslro.
When love hath a heavcnlior flower
- And passion a holler flrel
Oh, clear In the sphere of the air.
Clear, clear, tender and far,
Onr aspiration of prayer
Unio eve's clear starl
—C Q. D. Roberts in Youth.! Companion.
He Felt Embarrassed.
A Detroiter who was in Cincinnati
last week was at one of tho railroad de
pots one afternoon and met a man whom
he used to know in Albany IS years ago.
After handshaking and talking for a few
minutes the Albany man romarked:
"Comoand be introduced to my wife.
That's she over there."
"What! Is that—that lady your
wife?" stagnmered the Detroiter.
"Why,eertainly—come along."
"Why, man, what ails you? Don't
you want to moot my wife?"
"Yes, of course. That is—please ex
cuse me. I'd rather not meet her—not
"Say I" said the other as he stood back
and looked the Detroiter over for a min
ute, "my wife waa n divorced woman
when I married her."
"Was—was she:
"And I'll bet $100 yon were her first
husband! Yea, I'm sure of it! Out with
it, old boy!"
"Well, I was."
"And naturally enough you felt a bit
embarrassed and don't care to bo intro
duced. I see ho-.v it is and won't urge
you. Let's jto outdoors and smoke."—
Dptrn'-- P ■
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Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug
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H. C Wlf ATT, Manaje:.
Sept. 4th, sth 4 6th
Tho Queen of Comedies—
J ANE;(-
And All of the Players Thst Have Made the
Comedy Kamou*—Direction of Charles
Frohman—3oo Nights In New York.
Prices—9l, 79c, 50c and 25c.
(Under direction of Al UavmaD.)
SEPT. 7th, Bth and 9th,
The Old Comedy Company In a Repre*enta'lvo
Performance ol eueridsn's Famous Comedy
Tour Under the Personal Direction of Al. Hay
man—The cast includes such well
known stars as
I And Others.
dftOt saw ttsils
Prodoced undsr Personal Supervision of Mrs.
John Drew.
1 ■ edJ •
fSF"" Beats now on sulo
Fail to Exhibit.
Sure to Attend.
EDWIN F.SMITH sec. puss.
8-19 lit
South Sprint street.
Desire to fttinonuca to the public
that .hey have opcue 1 the
Old Turf Exchange,
AT 115 M 8. SPRING it
Adjolnint the Nadeau Hotol.
The great racing; events at all the principal
points Kant will he noted. All admirers, ol
horse flesh and the public In general are. re
spectfully invited to attend. Good odds will
be given on all the events, and a full ueiorlp
tlon given, on every race. j-JOom
Court St.. bet. Mala and 3prln* Iti
Free Refined Entertainment.
EVERY EVENING, from 7:30 until 13,.ahl
Saturday Matinee from Ito4. p. ic. il
K-appearance of the Favotites ol Las Angeles,
And the oelebrated
Floe commercial lunoh dally. Meals a la
carte at all hours 3-2 A ly
The office of J. R. Bltoil X & CO., corner i
Bansomeand ifacramcnto st'eets, Bnu Fr«ncl>
so, Is for sale. This is aa old established bust
mis, now running with a good line of paylac
work. Address Arthur v, lowne, 010 Sacra
mento street, Ban Francisco. 8-313t

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