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FOR THE J)ISJ/RICT OP SOUTH ERN CALIFORNIA: OCCASIONAL RAINS; NEARLY STATIONARY TEriPERATURE; EAST WINDS. VOL. XLI. NO 6«. OUE 25 BEAUTIFUL GIFTS I WILL BE DISTRIBUTED • , i HIONIt- ; I' I Tuesday, Dec. 26th, at 10 AI, at Oar Store, All interested are invited to attend. We take advantage of this opportunity to thank our customers and friends for their generous support and their confidence, and hope by fair dealing to merit its continuance. A full list of the gifts and recipients will appear in Wednesday's papers. I Mullen, Bluett i Go. LEADING CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS, COR. SFMNG & FIRST STREETS Crystal Palace. 188-140-142 SOUTH MAIN STREET. FOR CHRISTMAS We Now Show a Magnificent Display of Novelties in Every Line. Fine Ornaments in Art Goods, Elegant Piano and Banquet Lamps, Rogers Bros." Silver-Plated Ware and Cutlery. LOOK FOR, THE BARGAINS On Oar 15c, 25c, 35c, 50c, $1, $1.50, $2 Counters. MEYBERG BROS. 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CafGraud Rapids Carpet Sweepers In twelio dlf ,\ V fercnt wcoda. 7~ h^Jt' l\ UlA'* #aT"BuKs of nil kinds and sizes. | J^ or '.c d le Covers und Portiorj, domestic and lm- STANDARD ON TOP. _ ~ Tlr» Whittier State Schoil, after using and testing thoroughly for years all tho leading Sewing Machines, bos now disposed of all other muses and adopted thu standard exclusively Upward of tuirty Standards now In use in tha various departments of tha Institution The Throop Polytechnic School of P,mid°na also uses tho Hiaudnrd exclusively. Two medas and five diplomas at the World's Fair. A trlai will couvlnce Intending nur chasers. Wholesale and retail at WILLIAMSON BROS.' MUSIC STORE, - 327 SOUTH SPRING STREET. The Abbotsford Inn, COR. EIGHTH AND HOPE STS., LOS ANGELES, CAL. The most attractive, sunny, comfortable Family and Tourist Hotel in the city, ioo rooms, en suite or single—all new, with superior fur nishings. Incandescent light and steam radiator in every room. American Plan. Transient rates $3 per day; special rates by the week. BY J. J, MAI^TIN. The Herald. LOS ANGELES) TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1893. PENNOYER'S READY PEN. The Webfoot Governor Goes for Grover. A Chiding Letter to the Chief Executive. Cleveland the Cause of a Cheerless Christmas in Oregon. The President's Feeling;* as a Father Ap pealed to In Behalf of Suffering Humanity—A Pertinent Epistle. By the Associated Press. Salem, Ore., Dec. 25 —Governor Pen noyer today addressed tlie following < ietter to President Cleveland: I The extraordinary circumßtanceß which greet the return of this Holiday j 1 must be my excuse for writing to you. i Today is the first Christmas in the his- ' tory of Oregon when more than two thirds of its people are without employ ment and more than one-third ate without sufficient means of support. Business is almost completely stagnated; money is not to be obtained and debtors are powerless to avoid the seizure ol tbeir property and their homes to satisfy, at a small percentage of their value, the claims of creditors. Repeated appeals have been made to me as governor of Oregon to assemble the legislature in order to alleviate tbia condition of affairs aud avert impending calamity. Redrees is. however, not in our hands, but in yourß, and bence this appeal to you. The laws of congress, which have dis criminated against silver and made gold alone full legal tender money, giving to the money lender the privilege of re fusing both silver dollars and silver cer tificates, thus rendering unavailable more than one-half of the national cur rency ac absolute debt-paying money, are the Bole causes of the decline ol S valueß, tho paralysis of bueinesß and i the consequent impoverishment of a great army of wage-earners aud of the impending starvation of their wives and children. If when you stood upon the eastern portico of the capitol ou the 4th of last March you had announced to tbe peo ple that you would speedily convene congress in extra seesiou to carry out the pledges of the platform to which \ou gave your assent, and upon which you were elected, which declared for '"lheuße of both gold and silver ac standard money, without diecrimina •-torn t * i*^ 3 r diminished the value ol the protrerty or 1 the nation by fully one-half, would never have occurred; audit now you would give such advice to congress the further downward tendency would be checked, and with favorable congressional legis lation business would again revive and prosperity wouid again visit our land. It ie honorable tocarry out tbe pledges of a party to the people, and is it not most ill.-.honorable not to do co? The j responsibility lies entirely with you. The complete obedience of the lower house ol congrass to your wishes has been observed throughout the world. It ehould be your beheet, and in this the eenate would give you support. You are a father and you no doubt feel grateful to God when you, upon re tiring to rest, look upon your sleeping babiea in their cradles —the pictures of health, consequent upon their having a 1 Bulticiency of food and clothing. I pray you, however, to enlarge the scope of your vision and behold, laß you can in many and many a lot of children, loved ac mnch by their parents as youre are by you, weak and sickly from insufficient food and cloth ing, innocent victims of vicious financial legislation, . whose sleeping forms are bathed by the scalding tears of the mothere bending over them in sorrow and deepair, and then resolve tbat you will faithfully carry out the pledgee which your party gave to a confiding people. If you will do co, God will bless you and a grateful nation will ap plaud you. TBIED TO GET OCT. 1 An Unsuccessful Attempt at Jall-Break inu at Klverelde. Riverside, Dec. 25. —A bold, but un successful attempt was made by the prieonere confined in the county jail to cut their way to liberty last night. At present there are 25 prisoners in the jail, mostly tramps. Only tbe timely discovery of what was going on pre vented a general jail delivery, which would mean the escape of one dangerous felon, a man who is charged with attempting to wreck a Southern Pacific train a few weeks ago. When discov ered the jail brealterß had suc ceeded in. removing a quantity of brick from the jail corridor wall, and a short additional time would have been eufficient for the euccess of thefr plans. An investigation shows tbat the men bad been to work the night before, and had concealed their work from the jailor by banging a blanket over the breach made. One of tbe prisoners, whom the others feared would peach, was threatened with death by the breakers and locked in an empty cell to prevent bis giving tbem away. A couple of men confined in the jail as vagrants are leaders of the attempted break, and tbe officers think they are a couple of crooks who are old iv crime ac well as old in the business of jail-breaking. Hay City Usees. San Francisco, Dec. 25. —Five fur longß—Jim R. won, Normandie second, Sba mrock third; time 1:04',. About three-quarters ol a mile—Bor der Lassie won, Ichi Ban second; An dante third; time 1:18. One mile —Glee Boy won, Stromboli second, Marcelle third; time l:47si\ Steeplechase, full course—Cicero won, Ballarat eecond, Eldorado third ; time 5:45. Five furlongß— Whjtestone wun, La line second, Flurry third; time 1:05%. HULTZ'S ASSASSIN. A Mob Gathering; to Lynch the Man Under Arrest. Sullivan, Ind., Dec. 25.—The coroner's investigation of the killing of the Hon. W, C. Hultz proceeds slowly. The dis guise worn by tbe assassin was thrown into a pend and haa been secured ; also a gun. One witness swore tbat he recog nized the murderer as ex-Sheriff Williß. WMliB ie in jail, but refuaeß to talk. Hiß preliminary examination ie fixed for Thureday. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 25.—At 10 o'clock tonight news comes from Sulli vs.n that the situation is threatening and 50 special deputies, in charge of United Statea Marshal Hawkins, are guarding the jail from an expected mob bent on lynching Williß. EVICTED IRISH TENANTS. No Fund for Thotr Relief Available In A inerlca. Nbw Yokk, Dec. 25.—Dr. Thomas Ad dis Emmett, president of the Irish Na tional federation of America, said today the federation would not get up a fund for evicted tenants in Ireland. Tbe fed eration wae not formed for that purpose. Tbe people of Ireland will have to sup port them. The federation of America was organized to support the parlia mentary party, a number of whom are young men who could not remain in parliament without assistance. If there is a balance over it will be given out for the evicted. It takes $150,000 a year to support the membera of parliament. Expree* Messenger ltobbed. Marshall. Tex,, Dec. 23.—Thie morn ing Pacific Express Messenger McCnl lough was knocked down by a negro and robbed of a pouch which contained $5000 to $8000. Although the act was done while a crowd of people wae on tbe platform, the robber escaped. There is no clue to his identity. WAITE'S PROCLAMATION. A CALL FOR AN EXTRA SESSION IN COLORADO. The Governor Mentions Over Thirty Subjects on Which Legislative Ac tion Mbonld Be Taken—Fore most Is Silver. Denver, Dep. 25—Governor Waite tonight issued his long-talked-of call for a special session of the legislature to meet January 10th. The call consists of about 5000 words and mentions over 30 subjects on whicb legislative action should be taken, in the governor's opin ion. The governoj^J^itiejJJif_ J »f I "dj».-- I 3ieS*r-s ..fc,, mtrrmg in terests of the state have been un justly and unconstitutionally attacked by con gress and the present administration; tbe panic has so reduced values and in creased the burdens of taxation that ag riculturists, fruit growers and stock raisers are obligod to sell tbeir products below the coet of production, and the extraordinary remedies now granted creditors in Colorado should be re pealed. "Appealing to Almighty God for the rectitude of my intention, and willing to assume entire responsibility for the act," the governor solemnly declares, "I issue this, my proclamation." The first "business" for the legisla ture suggested in the call ia to provide that all eilver dollars, domestic or for eign, containing not less than 251., grains of fine eilver, shall be legal tender for all debts collectable in Colorado. The governor also suggests tbe passage of an act forbidding tbe making of truet deeds, mortgages or obligations of any kind payable in gold; laws providing for the issuance oi certificates of Binall denominations in payment* for work on state canals, eaid certificates to be receivable for water carriage, and the leasing or purchase for internal improve ment, of lauds, and to be convertible after three years into $100 certificates; the repeal of all laws authorizing tbe issuance of municipal bonds and tbe enactment of a taw, 10 provide for the issuance of certificates of small denom inations in payment for work on public improvements. The governor also suggests many sub jects of legislation affecting various local interests in the state. GOVERNOR WAITE REBUKED. Secretary Hoke Smith Writes Him a Courteous Letter. Denver, Dec. 25. —Governor Waite has received a letter from Hoke Smith, secretary of the interior, a reply to a let ter the governor wrote last month char acterizing tbe Maxwell land grant ac "honeycombed with fraud." The sec retary's reply is dignified and respect ful, and directs attention to the confirm atory act of congress and the decision of the United States supreme court, an to tlie validity of the grant, and closes by saying: "If the interior department should disregard such legislation and adjudication and restore to the local oirice, the plats of the public surveys of the grant for filings and entry, tbe only result would be to mislead innocent par ties into making entries of lands to which the department wonld be wholly powerless to convey title." Stanford Defeats Tseoina, Tacoma, Wash., Dec. 25.—-The Stan ford University football team today deieated Tacoma. Score 44 to 0. The local team was no match for the Cali fornians in any particular. Removal sale —Musical goods. Prices no object. Fitzgerald's, corner Spring and Franklin. Stop that cough by using Or. St. John's cough syrup. We refund your money if it iails to cure. For sale by Off &, Vaughn, corner Fourth and Spring Bts. Thurston's Millinery and California Straw Works, 201 S. Main street, oppo site Third. DONJON IN THE DUNGEON. A Dangerous Crank Jailed at \ Washington. « 1 He Wrote Threatening Letters 1 To Public Men. j Prominent Statesmen Persistently 1 Persecuted by Him. Vice-President Stevenson Among His Victims —The Culprit dually Oaptnrtd —Be Never Saw Dynamite. By the Associated Pro«s. Washington, Dec. 25.—Joseph Don jon, the man who has been writing threatening letters to a number of prominent public men during the last two weeks, is in jail tonight. A letter from this man to Senator Mills a few days ago caused the senator's aon to j secure leave from the authorities to go ; armed for the protection of his father, j For several months past he baa been writing eimilar letterß to a number of 1 prominent public men, among tbem ! Vice-President Stevenson, Senators Gor i man, Mills and ,6 >eridan and President j Cleveland and 8e retary Lamont. Dur | ing tbe fight over '.he Bilver question in I the senate, Vice-_president Stevenson re ceived letters alt List daily from Donjon, thenin Newark, fJ. C. The vice-presi dent today received one dated from 404 Leigh street, tbis city. Donjon talks very rationally and with rather etudied effort to avoid any ap pearance of bitterness or expression of any anarchistic views. He is an Aus trian by b ; .rth and lays stress upon the j assertion that be is Catholic and pro fesseb piety. As to the letterß he nae been writing, he claims he was incited to write tbem by other people, receiving $100 for doing it. He disclaimed tbat i tbey were anarchists or formed any as sociation ; tbey were merely private per sons. He denies that there were any threats in the letters or any reference whatever to dynamite. "I never saw dynamite, and would not know it if I saw it," eaid he. He claimed all that waß contained in any of tbe letters wbb the proposition to each of the men addressed to forward him the cost of transportation to Wash ington, and offer to come on there and make a business proposition to tbem. The man tells a connected story, but the police put no faith iv the assertion that ho was incited to write the letters by 4 . ■.- p-prsticß. —; : — ~- OIDN'T PUT HIM OUT. A Sensational Boene In a Rural Oath olio Church. Rochester, N. V., Dec. 25. —A special to tbe Herald, from Mount Norris, says : There wae great excitement at St. Pat rick's, the largest country church in Western New York, at the midnight mass last night. The former paetor, Father Flaherty, was removed eeveral months ago, after trial and conviction of criminal intimacy with a yonng girl of the parish, but was granted a Btay, and a motion for a new trial, to oe ar gued at the January term. The cbnrch waa crowded to overflowing. Alter mase wae said by Father Day, now in charge of the church, and while the Christmae offering was being taken, Father Flaherty passed up the center aisle and spoke to the congregation as follows: "A year ago tonight 1 wae at this altar i as your priest, while tonight I am con victed and under sentence condemned to tbe criminal's cell. There is a man in thie church tonight who waa instru mental iv my conviction, and that man 1 is Cornelius Leary. This man came 1 here tonight with no sacred intention. ' It is the sentiment of this congregation < that he leave thie eacred edifice." i Cries of "Put him out!" were now 1 heard. Cornelius Leary rose in hie eeat < and eaid : "If Charles Flaherty or any 1 of his friends attempt to eject me from this church, I will leave work for the ■ coroner in tbe morning." No attempt wae made to put him oat. ■ Father Flaherty then said : "Leary har -1 bored Mary Green several weeks pre vious to tbo trial, echooling her in what to say to bring about my conviction." The congregation was greatly excited, but under the influence of Father Day, 1 left the church without further demon stration. 1 Northern Pacllic Hondlioldrpa. New York, Dec. 25.—A committee representing the first mortgage bond holders of tbe Chicago and Northern 1 Pacific railroad has issued a circular to tbe bondholders relative to the condition - of the property, and suggesting the first steps that should be taken towards r the protection of their interests. It is recommended that the bondholders de ' poßit bonds with the New York Trust company, with the privilege of with -1 drawal ehould tbe proposed plan of reor -1 ganization fail to secure the approval of 1 70 per cent of the holders of the bonds '■ deposited. Whistles for Army Officers. Washington, Dec. 25. —Tlie major general commanding the United States army has approved that part of the new tactics providing for officers giving commands under certain circumstances by whistles, inßtead of by word of mouth. The whistles are pltced in the cross pieces of the guerds of swords, and an order has been issued commanding the officers at the Springfield armory and the Rock Island arsenal to make thia alteration bb promptly ac possible. Dutch Soulallsts. Amsterdam, Use. 25. —A meeting of the Bo called congress of Dutch socialists at Cronineer resulted in violent quar rels and disorders. Eighty-six sections of the socialist party were represented. A line of fine cut glass bottles and manicure sets just received at Little boy's pharmacy. Call and see tbem, 311 Booth tpriag stroet. A HIGH-TONED WEDDING. Vice-President Bi.vfn«.m'« Niece Mar ried lv Baltimore. Baltimore, Dec. 25.—The marriage of Mies Francis Ewing, daughter of Judge Ewing, United Stales minieter to Brus sels, and niece of Vice-President Stev enson, to Baylies Beecher, a prominent banker of Memphis, took place tonight at St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal church. The ceremony waa performed by Rev. F. W. Olampitt, rector of the church, who ia a brother-in-law of the bride, assisted by Right Rev. William Aaret, bishop of Maryland. The bride waa given away by her uncle, Vice- President Stevenson. The only other attendant of the bridal party was Miss Julia Stevenson, daugh ter of tbe vice-president, who was maid of honor. Among thoee present were Vice-President and Mrs. Stevenson, Misses Julia and Lettie Stevenson, Mrs. Scott, sister of Vice- President Stevenßon; MiBS Scott, Miss Oockrell, daughter of Senator Cockrell of Missouri; (Jen. John C. Black, mem ber of congress from Illinois, and others. A reception followed at the residence of Rev. Mr. Ciampitt, after which Mr. and Mrs. Beecher left for an extended tour of tbe weßt and north west. They will reeide in Memphis. KNOCKED IN TUB HEAD. Mysterious Murder of a Young Man In Han Franclaco. San Francisco, Dec. 25.—EmilKlauae, a young married man, left his mother's house on Beal place early thia morning in company with J. V. Rdßthall, cox wain on the United States ship Mohi can, to go to a saloon for a drink. Ac they reached the corner of the atreet a man jamped out and struck Klauee a terrific blow on the head with a hatchet, inflicting a fatal wound. Ruithail pur sued the aaeasein, but be escaped and hia identity ia unknown. No reaeon ior tbe crime is known. WILL COME OFF SOON. THE LONG EXPECTED NAVAL BAT- TLE IN BRAZIL. Otello Getting Recruits at a Convict Col ony-. The Nlctheroy Ooes Oat to Meet the Kebel War ships. Pernambuco, Dec. 25.—[Copyrighted, 1893, by the Aasociated Presß.j The sit uation of affairs haa very materially changed in thia city within the last few hours. Until thia morning Pernambuco believed its harbor was to be tbe scene of the first big neval battle between the I KepiiblicA-skftd Aquidaban on one aide ', and the Nictberoy, trie dynamite cruiser, on tbe otber. News received here thia I morning changed the whole aspect of ; affaire. The rebel warshipe, it waa then ; learned, were not on the way to Pernam buco, but had sailed towards the island of Fernando de Noronha, where there is a large convict settlement. The revolu tionary admiral's object in going to Fer nando* de Noronha, which ie over 100 miles from the main coast, ia to compel aa many able bodied convicts aa be can find in tbe settlement to go aboard bis vessels and join tbe ciews. It ie eaid be expects to secure not lees than 100 men in thia way. Upon re ceipt of thie newa aboard the Nictberoy there waa great activity. Membera of tbe crew were sent ashore in email beats to search through the town for such of tbe Nictberoy'a men aabad been allowed leave to land, and hurry them back to the ship. Thia afternoon when I all tbe men belonging to the Nictheroy'a i crew had been gotten aboard tbe gov ernment battleship she weighed anchor, steamed out to eea and pointed her nose to tbe no'tbweet. It ia under stood the Nictheroy'a destination is the ieland of Fernando de Noronha. If thie information is correct the long-ex pected sea battle between the revolu tionists and government wer vesßela will in all probability be fontht within a short time. New York, Dec. 25.—The Herald's Bahia diepatch says: The Nictberoy eaile today from Pernambuco for the aouth. The name of ber destination has not been made public, and it is not even known to any of tbe crew except tbe commander. NOKTHKRN PACIFIC TROUBLE. Serious Objection Made to the Com pany's New Wage Scale. St. Paul, Dec. 25.—A week from to day the new schedule on tbe Northern Pacific railroad will go into effect, unless come change in the plana ia brought about by the conference to be held thiß week, wbich is a very remote possibil ity. Under tbie schedule the railroad officials cay the Northern Pacific men will fare better than those on any road between St. Paul and Chicago, though in evening up rates, the employees of the mountain divieion are considerably affected. The committees of the trainmen now in the city are very strongly opposed to the adoption of the new Bchedule, and will insist, co far as they can, that the old one be main* tamed. Tbey Bay the unannounced portion of the schedule is much adverse to their interests, but reiuße to tell what the objectionable features are. Tbe final anawer to their protest against the changes will be given out tomorrow. DONATED TO TUB OKFMANB. The Disposal of a Confiscated Newspa per Plant In Mexico. City of Mexico, Dec. 25,—The ex tensive plant of El l'em-crato, a daily newspaper confiscated by the govern ment several mouths ago because of its opposition tends . :ea, has been donated to an orphan asylum by order of the first district judge. The plant ia valued at several thousand dollars. Canada Wants Free Lumber. Washington, Dec. 25.—Canada ie at work to secure tbe retention of lumber on tbe free liet in the Wilson bill. Courtney, depnty minister of finance, ia here looking after Dominion interests. The argument ie being used tbat in case a duty ie placed on lumber Canada will levy en export duty on logs and lumber. SALVATION SEEKERfJt THEY NOT ONLY SEEK TO THE SOULS, BUT ALSO TO RfiVj CUPERATE THE BODIES OPTHbH POOR AND HUNGRY. % PRICE FIVE CENTS. SANTA FE RECEIVERSHIP. How the New Order of Things Was Brought About. The Collapse Not Dae to the Death of Magoun. Papers All Sworn to Before That Event Occurred. The Company Itself Initiated the Pro needing. liecao.es It Was H«se lessly Insolvent—Tha Of ficials' Statements. By the Associated Press. Topeka, Ken., Dec. 25.—George F. Scharitt, clerk o! tbe United States court, returned from Little Rock, Ark., with tbe papers in the Santa Fe re ceivership case. The bill of the Union Trust company was sworn to before a New York notary, December 21st. This effectually puts aßide the impression that tbe death of George C. Magoun, chairman of the Santa Fe executive board, precipitated the receivership, for the papers drawn were sworn to be-' fore Magoun died. It ia stated in the bill that the Santa Fe has been dangerously near insol vency for a year, and that for some months a receivership haa been known to be only a question of a brief time. Tbe company waa so hard-pressed for money, the bill recites, tbat on August' 3d last its president went to the office of tbe Union Trust company in New York and borrowed $200,1)00 at 7 per cent to meet the immediate demands of tbe company. It is stated that since that time, owing to the period oi finan cial depression, tbe Santa Fe has been continually embarrassed for money. The company has not repaid to the Union Trust company the abort time loan negotiated in August, nor haa it paid the interest on it. It ia set forth in the bill that in Decem ber, 1893, the company will have to pay (1,100,000 interest on first mortgage, and that in January, 1894, it will have to pay $450,000, and between February and January, 1894, there will become doe of the floating debt tbe aum of $9,700,000, the entire floating debt of the company being now $5,920,000. Interest on guar anty fund notea for $9,000,000 will be ! due in May, 1894, and this interest will aggregate $270,000. iheee fund notea bave been twice renewed and besides these are other debts of the company due or coon to fall due, aggregating come $2,000,000. TOTALLY INSOLVENT. The petition seta forth that the com pany is totally insolvent; that with all tbia debt staring it in ths face, it has not enough money to pay tbe day laborets along its line, and that inasmuch aa ita creditors are becoming impatient, it ia a question of but a few weeks until suits may be bronght that wiU disintegrate and ruin the system. Therefore, in con sideration of all these numerous allega tiona, a receiver or receivers are aaked for tbe property. Accompanying tbia bill waa the answer of the Santa Fe company. George R. Peck, general solicitor of the company, anawered the preferred charges; confessed tbat all the state ments were true, and tbat tbe Santa Fe waa wholly insolvent and that the creditors were growing impatient and liable at any time to close in on the company. J. W. Reinhart, president of tbe company, and Peck made thii con fession in New York, and swore to it before a notary December 20th, a day before the bill asking for receivers waa Bworn to. Tbis goea to show tbat the receivership waß brought about by tbe i Santa Fe company itself, because it . desired to give up tbe tight and act, under the protecting wing of tho law. CAUSE OF THE RECEIVERSHIP. The receivership of the Sauta Fe waa not brought about ao much by probable default in money interest payments aa by tbe company's utter inability to meet tbe floating dent. The Barings did not bring about the collapre. Ma noun's, death did not cause it or even hasten it. Tbe company ia hopelessly in debt, and Reinhart went all tbe way to London a few weeka ago to get a few million dollara, not to pay intereat, aa everyone supposed, bnt to pay the Moat ing debt. Reinhart remained in London a week. He could not get a cent, and when he reached New York city on hie return, his first official act was to order the preparation of receivetship papers. It now develops that certain people in Topeka have known smcs August that the Santa Fe could last but a taw ' months. The officers ot the United States court were on the lookout lor the papers almost daily, and when it wat announced that Reinhart had failed to got money in London, 10 days ago, tbe receivership was a foregone conclusion. receiver «ilson'k statements. Receiver Wilson of tho Santa Fe ar rived here today, lie said the receivers would appoint D. ti. Robinson, first vice-prseident, agent of tho receivers :o have full charge of the active ope. at ion of tbe entire system. Wilson said the receivers had agreed that no sweeping changes ahould be made in tbe inana»d ni-nt. Wileon said that the receive* had juat borrowed $200,100 in St. LdSLs for tbe immediate payment of tbe w»«j.os due the St. Louis and San Francisco em ployees; that the employees of the Santa Fe system, proper, wonld receive their wages promptly, not later than January 3d, out of tne money hoarded to -leeT the January intereat. Wilson aaid the Santa Fe ahopa at Topeka win be tilled with additional employees at once, and run to their full capacity, and tbe ro*i be put in better condition, TREASURER WILOBX TAL h. Treaeurer Edward Wilder, who baa held tbe positiob practically froau tlie inception of the Santa Fe, aaid, apeak ing to an Associated Preaa reporter Wday of the receivership: "The receivers!.!p 1 was not a anrpriae to me at tbe leet mo ment, became the death oi Uer.rge O.