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wonld follow him. He then began a re view of the existing conditions. He charged that the eastern aection of the United States waa opposed to bimetal- Ham, not from principle, but from abso lute ignorance of tbe subject. Yet he did not mean by this to charge eonacione wickedneaa. The weat, by reason of Intimate aasociation with the need of a greater snpply of money, waa better in formed, while in tbe east only tbe banking element waa acquainted with tbe issue, and they, from eelfish in terests advooated gold monometallism. Turning to the demonetization act of 1873, passed, as ho asserted, by eecret fraud and which no member of oongreas had ever acknowledged having voted for with tbe knowledge that it did de monetize eilver. he eaid that all the silver men asked waa the repeal of that law which no man acknowledged pater nity for and which every man in public life then and now declared a child of stealth. The demand would be tbe aame were there not a aing!e ounce of eilver prod uct in America. It waa the need of a circulating medium. Take for instance, the wheat crop. The decline in tbe price per bushel had been from $1.19 to about 50 cents, or a net loss to tbe farmer at present of $260,000,000 per year. On taking tho acreage value of wheat, corn, oats, hay and cotton, the decline aince the demonetization of Biiver had been from $15 65 to $8.15, or 48 per cent. Taking the bimetallic price of 1573 aa a basic, the gain by the restoration of eil ver to agriculturists would be $1,500, ---000,000. This, in the face of the fact that the decline of ailver made a net loaa of $32,000,000 annually to the miner, proved the issue wan not local to the wining intereeta. Indeed, tbe deciine in prices was not a decline of values, but an appreciation of the purchas ing power, and whet more could be eaid in favor of an increase of the medium of exchange, especially when we see count less thousands Honoring from the exist ing state of affairs? An easy way to look at the matter, he aaid, waa to take, for instance, a farmer's mortgage. Let it be made when wheat was $1.19; then 100 buebels would have paid $110 of the debt. Now it required 240, approxi mately. In concluding, tbe governor charged that tbe demonetization of eilver by tbe increased value of a dollar effected an impairment oi the obligations of con tracts. "Sucb," the governor aaid, "are come of the facte in this case plainly etated. The need of the hour ia such an awak ening of interest in this qneetion in the eaat as will cause inquiry and investiga tion and independence of thought. We are one nation, our interests are identi cal; that which affects one section affects all, and in this matter the condi tions are practically the same, eaat and weet, north and south. The ideas etu •liously circulated in the east 'that thia ia a western matter and one in which the eilver producing atatea are princi pally interested, is utterly deceptive, as I have endeevored to show. The far mer of New York or Ohio ia intereated precisely ac is his brother in lowa or Kauaai. The man who owee a mortgage in Maeeachusetts feels tbe increasing pressure of the obligation aa strongly aa hia fellow debtor of Missouri or Dakota. Tbe increaaing number of forecloeureß, the lengthened list of ealea for unpaid taxes, tbe armies of nnderpaid and un employed, tell the aame story every where. "In theory it ia eaey to say what the results of demonetization must be; actual experience ie showing what they are. A steady decrease in ail property values and an increased burden of lixed charges can bring hut one result. The cry of the suffering goes up to heaven. The most despairing and the most touching of their prayers are never heard on earth,for they come from those who sutler in ailence. The aggregate of human misery caosed by thie grinding of the npper and the nether millstone is a thing to make angola weep. We live in tbe moat favored of all lands. God haa given ua a goodly heritage. The natural resources of our country should make univereal proaperity and happi neae. There is no reaeon ior suffering and want. lta causes are purely arti ficial. By the Kelfiebnesß of men the good gifta of Providenoe turn to ashes in our handa. The food is taken from the mouths of the weak and the de fsnaeleaa, "No judgment Irom on high has been visited on thie people; neither war, nor famine, nor pestilence baa besn Buf fered to af 11 iot ua. Yet, in the midat of physical health, the nation ia eick ; in tbe midst of weath there is poverty, and in a land of p'enty there is suffering and starvation. "God grant ua all the will and the wisdom to see the caueea of these thinga, and, having found them, to ap ply the remedy." At the conclusion of Governor Prince's remarks and the hearty applause fal lowing, the congreßs took its usual evening recces. MOKE SILVER TALK. Immediately upon reaeaembling the discussion upon the remonetization ol ailver waa resumed, Col. George E. Leighton of Salt Lake being introduced! to present the views of the conserva tives upon the silver question. He be longed, he said, to thoße who believed that the free coinage of silver at 10 to 1 wonld be a certain aggravation of exist ing ilia, and deprecated the uae of artifi cial propa to advance tbe interests oi •nytbing. Still ailver will always have and alwaya ahcnld have a large place in the financial system. CONGRESSMAN BSTAN SPEAKS. Scarcely had Colonel Leighton con cluded when the audience evidenced tbat it had been waiting for the next speaker, Congressman Bryan, who wa leoeived witb an outburst of applaua which waa not stilled for some mo menta. Alter expressing hia inability to cover the Bubjeot in the brief time alloted him, Congreeaman Bryan proceeded to quote Jamee G. Blame, Secretary Car lisle and other equally prominent men, aa declaring that tbe demonetization of silver was a crime against the people, in tbat it destroyed from three-eighths to one-half of the existing medium of ex change and appreciated tbe balance to the benefit of him who has a fixed in come of money. The man who preached a gold standard turned back to the his tory of 600(1 years. Coming to the ques tion of banks of iesue, he denounced them as unsafe and unreliable irom the very innate Belfiehnesa ol man. THE MORNING SESSION. It was nearly 45 minutes after the pp pointed time when President Whitmoro (tailed the tranamissißßippi congress to order today. The adoption of the report of the committee ou credentials last sight, which enrolled all the ap pointed delegates, properly accredited, without regord to their presence, gave especiol point to the report of the. com mittee on rules and order of business, which provided for a voting power .'or each state delegation not. to exceed £J votes, if to many delegutea are present, ell states to have ■ voting power of not lMs then 10, no matter what the emskUnesß of tbe attending delegation. The report wae adopted without dis cussion, with the exception of the clause limiting the voting power of a delegation. At tbis point Delegate F. J. Cannon of Utah moved to etrike out the maxi mum limit, thus giving full delegatione a vote for every man. He eupported the motion with tlie contention tbat elates and territories sufficiently in terested to send all delegates to which they were entitled should be allowed to vote ench delegates, Ex Governor Prince of New Mexico indorsed the original report, ac necessary to prevent nearby sections from overpowering, by their easily transported delegates, those unable to eend a full delegation from far away points. Delegate Black of Washington offered a eubstitute making clearer tha voting powere of each delegation, but retain ing the maximum and minimum limite of 30 to 10. Delegate Williams of Arkaneae, member of the rules com mittee, explained that the report wae prepared on a basic of fairness. More over, upon tbe committee making the report I'tni, had a representative, who accepted the report. Delegate W, j. Bryan of Nebraska op ! posed the amendment offered by Dele | gate Cannon, ac it tended to permit two |or three states to rule the convention, I reducing the weight of tbe lecommend ! atione ot tbe congreae. Alter come fur | ther debate of a desultory character, Cannon withdrew his amendment. The original report wae then adopted. The members of the committee on res olutions were announced ac followa: Arizona, T. B. Comatock, \V. J. Chancy ; Arkanaaa, George Sengel, C. S. Collina; California. D. Lubin, ti. W. Paraone; Colorado, I. 1., Johnaon, J. S. Shafroth; Idaho, William Budge, B. E. Rich ; Indian territory, D. G. Deniaon, Fielding Lewis; lowa, 8. F. Smith, Bart E. Lineban ; Kantae, W. H. Toothage, Stephen Crane; Minnesota, Thomas Sharp; Mia3onri, E. O. Stannard, B. E. Yater; Nebraaka, W. J. Bryan, K. W. Richardaon; New Mexico, G. R. Gabel, L. B. Prince; Oklahoma, Sydney Clark, J. A. McGuire; Oregon, E. B. Dodge; Sonth Dakota, S. E. Wil. eon, J. R, Brennan; Texas, L. Hancock, E. A. Marshal! ; Utah, F. J. Cannon C. C. Goodwin; Washington, A. L. Black, D. E. Devine; Montana, Thomas G. Merrill, W. H. Weed; Alaska, J. C. Greene; Wyoming, Louisiana, Nevada and North Dakota are not represented in the convention. Among the resolutions aubmitted were: Indorsing Secretary Herbert's teats and uae of American coal and urg ing legielation to enjoin upon naval offi" ciala the use always of American products where it can be done without financial loss; favoring governmental investigation of foreat tires on public lande; urging tbe admia eion as states of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona; favoring federal encouragement of a cable from the Farrallone lelanda to Hawaii; favoring the improvement oi Oakland, Cal , harbor; oppoaing legielation to en graft the Baltimore plan or any other form of national bank iseuea upon the national currenoy system ; favoring leg ielution to increase the price of cotton; favoring fnrther and greater government aid to Texas harbor and river improve ments. 111.UKTAI.LI9 IS. j A Seoret Meeting; of the Kxeeatlva Committee of the Leaiae. Sr. Louis, Nov. 27.—Gen. A. G. War -1 ncr of Ohio presided over a meeting of I the executive committee of the Hi metal j lio league, which waa held behind closed doors today. Hon. John Devine of Nebraska acted as secretary. The conference wae also attended by a large number of Biiver men, who were brought together by the tranamisaiseippi con gress, It will last two days, and ac cording to one of the membera of the committee ia expected to outline the policy of the Biiver factious of the Re publican and Democratic parties and tbe silver policy of tbe People's party for the next two yeare. Thia ie thought to be a preliminary ; meeting called to outline the work of a j convention that will be held some time j later in the winter to form a eilver par j ty, by absorbing entirely the Populist party and drawing from the other par tiee their free silver advocates. General Warner, in his opening speech, announced that the conference would place before the frienda ot eilver a plan to pursue in this country to obtain the free coinage of silver by tbe I'nited States, and unite the ailver men of every party. Governor Waite, of Colorado: C. S.Collins, of Little Rock ; Judge Mil ler, of Chicago; Hon. W. J. Ryan, of Nebraaka; Hon. R. P. Bland, ot Mis anuri, and J. C. Sibley, of Pennsylvania, also made epeechea along the same | lineß. Before adjourning until Wednesday morning, the following were appointed to devise a plan of action embodying tbe viewß of t!:o epeakors: General A. G. Warner, of Ohio, chairmen; J. C. /Sibley, Pennsylvania; Mr. Thompson, California; Judge Henry W. Miller, of Chicago, and Judge C. C- Coie, of lowa. The committee will report at to morrow morning's meeting of the league executive committee. GAS EXPLOSION. A Grocery Store Wrecked and a Clerk Hnrtly Injured. San Francisco, Nov. 27.—Dewitt & Harris' grocery, at Seventh and Miasion streets, waa wrecked early this morning by an exploaion of illuminating gae. When a clerk nametl McCoy entered the store be found the building full of gas, which was flowing from a chandelier. He struck a match aud inßtantly waa biown through the open door into the atreet. He waa badly bruiaed and did not recover consciousness until lie leached the receiving hospital. The windowß were blown out of tlie building and everything on tbe shelves upset. Senator nlnrfran'a Ke-el-otlim. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 27. —A ballot was takeu in both houses of tbe genera! assembly for United States senator to eucceed John Morgan, Democrat. Mor gan received 23 votes in the senate and (il in the house. Warren Reese, Popu list, received 0 votes in the senate anil 24 in the house. A joint convention will bo held tomorrow to announce the result and declare Morgan elected. Reese will contest the senate, and it is said the ballot for him today is the first i stop in the organization of the Kolb j government. Oulir,,nua Ilwrl, Th. 65 just tlie tiiliii to take at Ibis season. VI arm weather induces a debi iiated condition of the yatem. Torpid liver, indigestion aud blood diseases assert ibeiaselveß uniess these troubles arecum c ted. Tins Is be6t done by tbe ccca. lional use of Week's California herb tea, a harmless remedy composed cuurely of roots aud herbs, *a cents per package, lor bale by all aruttjibts. . LOS ANGELES HERALD WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 28 1894. THE HIRSCHFIELD DIVORCE CASE Evidence Introduced for the Defense. The Good Character of Miss Hogan Established. Delimit lone nf Prominent Citizens of Helena Read to Show That HlrsohlWld Wne Mot Kaioartd. By the Associated Press. Fahoo, N. D., Nov. 27.—A flood of evidence waa introduced today to prove the good character of Mrs. Hirichfield, nee Hogan. Tbe entire day waa apent in reading depoaltions. They came from tbe leading people of Helena, city and state officials, bankera, Miaa Hogan's employers, and neighbors of the family. All spoke in the highest terma of her conduct during the time they knew her. The deposition of ex-aecretary of atate L. A. Walker wae among thoae read in defense of Hiiaohfield. Walker wae one of the proprietore of tbe hotel where Mr. and Mra. Hirechfield stopped. They teemed very happy, Hirechfield leaving the bank many times a day to viait her. Witness had never eeen any thing in the deiendant'e action to criti cise, either before or after marriage. Miss M. K. Lewia, superintendent of the glove department of the New York atore, where Misa Hogan waa employed as cashier, paid a high compliment to her cbarrcter during the time she knew her. Mise Hogan always had the osteem of everyone in the store. Ed Greene, porter on the Bleeping car in which Hirechfield and Miss Hogan rode when leaving Helena for Chicago to get married, on which journey Hirech field had testified ehe was following, not accompanying bim, testified that tbey came on the train together, Hirechfield purchased a ticket for one double berth, and tbey occupied it together aa man and wife. This was about the middle of August. Napoleon Salvage of Helena deposed aa to tbe birth of their child May 30tb. Ulneea had left Mrs. Hirechfield al most a wreck physically. Duane Becker waa bead clerk at a hotel at Helena. He testified that Hirechfield had choaen the moat expen sive auite of rooms at tbe hotel for hia wife. She had nothing to do with se lecting them. Hirschfield complained abont the aceommodationa not being good enough for her. W. A. Sporks, a bellboy at the hotel, wae frequently called to Mr. and Mrs. Hiraohtield'a : corns. They seemed to be bappy and loving. Among the depositions read this after noon was one from Dr. Cole of Helena, who also attended Mra. Hirechfield dur ing her illness at the birth of her child. He ie of the opinion ahe never will fully recover her health nnd haa heart trouble. The doctor had oongratnlatcd llirsch field on their marriage. The latter aaid be never waa co happy in hia life, and eaid he thought he had made a big mis take in remaining single co long. Louie Keller, Hirecbfield'e barber, ono day went to his room to shave Hirßchfield, who pointed out Sadie Hogan, who waa doing typewriting near the window in the oppoeite block, Hirechfield eaid he had watched the girl for a long time and wanted to get acquainted with her. Hirechfield got Keller to go over and tell Miss Hogan he had something for her to do and ahe ahould call at hia room. He went and Sadie said if he had work for her to do he could bring it to her. Then Hirach field sent word that he had some very important papers to be copied and must be very aecret about it. Sadie finally went and Hirechfield had ber opv ex cerpts from a law book. When ehe re turned to work her sister Dell went with her. Hirsobfield kept the two girla Dom ing to hia apartment" until he became well acquainted and finally began to call at the Hogan cottege aud take Dell riding. Witneaa said Hirschfield wanted him to tell Dell she could "work" him for lota of money, and abo was a fool not to do ao. Witness replied he waa not in that kind of business, and eaid he knew them to be decent and reepectable girls, whereat Hirschfield laughed and aaid money would do anything witb a woman. Edward H. Knight, vice-president of tbe First National bank, was a close friend of Hirechfield, and discussed financial affaire with him nearly every day during the financial depreseion last year, Hirechfield showed hia usual keenness in buelneea affaire, and he never caw tbe least evidence of inßanity about him. A depoeition from Sndie Hogan, aiater of the defendant, waa read. While as aistant eecretary of tbe Montana world'e fair commission she was one day sum moned by her sister to the Lsland hotel, Chicago. When ahe got to the room she found everything in tbe greatest disorder. Her aieter and Aaron Hirsch field were aented, both crying, while Mrs. L. 11. Hirechfield wae pacing up and down the room with a cane in her hand. Aaron said he and Dell had come to Chicago to get married and thia woman (pointing to Mra. L. H. Hirech field) had interfered. Hirechfield eaid they would get married in apite of the woman. TBE HATCH TRIAL. Johnnie Sherbnrn Again un the Wit diii Stand- Woodland, Nov. 27. —At the afternoon session in the cross-examination of Johnnie Sherburn, oounsel covered about tbe same ground ac in the Worden trial, bnt did not succeed in tangling the witness on any material points. Sherburn waa on the atand until 3 o'clock end when he left it tbe prevail ing impression wee that hia teatimony wae strong and well austained, Martin Halloran, yardmaster at Sacra mento, corroborated the evidence of Charles Ham and hia examination was brief. Jccob Schmid, a Sacramento hoard ing house keeper, was introduced to prove that M. l.eyden, a track walker. Pad leit the etate. The defense inti mated several times that the prosecu tion has made no effort to find l.eyden. Mr. Cook filed n subpn'ua and return to show that tho officer could not find Leyden. The court sustained an objection of General Hart. Mr. Cook said it would be necessary to bave the officer in court and that could not be done before Wednesday. II the defense was willing to open its cafe and allow him to intro duce tbis testimony when it cauio, he vrnu willing to proceed; otherwise he would ask for a continuance until Wednesday. General Hart said he pre ferred not to introduce testimony until tho prosecution bad closed. The court stated that uo session cou.d be held on Thanksgiving day and asked tbe defenae if tbe case could be closed in two days. General Hart replied in the negative; the delense has 25 wit nesses to introdnce and could hardly conclude before Toeeday oi next week. The prosecution will reoall Conductor Hill and BrakemanTeeplea in the morn ing. The only wltneasea examined at the morning eeseion were Charles Hall and John Sherburn. Hall wa* a farmer in Yolo caonty until about November lit. when he accepted employment in tbe repair ahop of the Southern Pacific. The purpose of his testimony waa to show that tbat there is nothing to obstruct the view between the paint at which tbe caboose was stationed and the seoond crossing, near where tbe wreak ocourred. Cross examination did not shake hit testimony. Johnnie Sherburn was next pnton the stand. There was no material variation in hia teatimony from the story told at tbe Worden trial. Mr. Cook tried haid to induce witnees to attempt a descrip tion of Ihe man who got on the wagon while it waa standing at tbe caboose, with the evident intention of making it appear that Hatch wae the man. But Sherburn instated that he had never Been the man before and eonld not de scribe his personal appearance. Gen eral Hart came near inducing witneaa to make an unfortunate admiaaion for the defenae when in orost-sxamination he asked: "Had you ever teen the man before?" "No sir." "Have you ever seen him sinoe?" "I have seen a man who looks like him." General Hart didn't want to bear any more on that point. Cross-examination did not ehake the witneaa, except to tangle him a little in regard to the lapse of time between evente. A REFORMED CURRENCY IS AN ESSENTIAL CONDITION OF PROSPERITY. Comptroller Eckels Seta Forth the De fect. In Our Monetary Syatem. Bad Financial Legla latlon. N«w York, Nov. 27.—1n an artiole entitled An Eaaential Condition of Prosperity, contributed to the December number of tbe North Amerioan Review, which will be published tomorrow, the Hon. Sanies H. Eckles, comptroller of the United States currency, comments tbat there can be no hope of undisturbed and substantial prosperity to all claeaea of the American people unleea and un til the whole currency and banking sys tems of the country are formulated into one harmonioua plan, in whioh eaoh part ahail be absolutely aound in prin ciple and the embodiment of a monetary science. American financial legislation haa been of the moat pernicioua char acter, end bad legislation in the field of finance inuet alwaya exert a deetruotive influence on business. There ia ecarcely a single act upon the statute books affect ing our currenoy system which has not been placed there simply to meet come emergency that confronted the country at the time, in the belief tbat a difficulty might be bridged over. He citea as an example of emergency measures, the greenback. The green back measure fostered a sentiment for fiat money, in which he mcludeß ailver free coinage. The national bank cur rency measure waa also an expedient to provide a market for government bonde. It waa valuable as affording a perfeotly solid currency, bui not sufficiently elastic. The Bland act and tbe Sher man acts are reviewed. The currency eystem of the country resulting from tbe constant passing of experimental laws baa become ao con fused and unsound that Mr. Eckels wonders not that we have suffered co much financial disaster during the years of its construction, but that we have suffered co little. 'It is not at all Bnrpriaing," aays he, "that each morning the Urat inquiry that addresses itself to tbe business man of tbe country, anxioue to aatiefy him self as to business condition, is: 'Have thousands of dollars of gold come into the treaeury or have thousands of dol lars of gold gone out of the treasury ?' "No one can overestimate the detri mental influence upon the country's prosperity which auch an uncertainty breeds. It is an uncertainty which calls a halt npon every new undertaking and blocks every avenue of trade in which a busy people are engaged." LIVING PICTURES. Tha TO. C. T. I. Going: to Reform the Music Hell Stace. New York, Nov. 27.—A oruaade for reforming the music halls and other stages of this city ie, it ia alleged, to be inaugurated immediately by Miss Frances Willerd and the ladies of the W. C. T. U. Lady Somerset Eaid to a reporter today : "Mies Willard and her associates in thia movement are very much in earn est. Tbey feel that the living pictures as exhibited as present in the theaters of this city aro a terrible menace to young men and tend to enoourage im morality and evil thinking, end are also an ontrago on women. I am told tbe living pictures are worse here than they are in England, and tbat ie eaying a good deal. That such thinga are per mitted here is due to the fact tbat the women have not been awakened to the deadly and blighting influence of thia new departure in our theatsra." BATTLES WITH BANDITS. A Ttxaa Sherlir Killed and Hevernt Men Wouudad. El Reno, Tex., Nov. 27.—Twenty-five thousand dollars was expressed from Kansas City to George leaaca, a wealthy Chickasaw cattleman at Canadian, u» riving there Saturday evening. When the train pulled into Canadian etation banditß opened a fusillade on it. Sheriff McKee took a hand in protecting the express car ond wae Bhot to piecea by the robbers. Seviral othera were fatally wounded in \>g enga«oment, among them being come robbers, who were car ried away by their pals. The gang waa chased into the Wichita mountains, where a battle occurred Sunday evening. Several participants are reported as be ing killed. Per Over Fltty Yeare lire. Wlnslow'e Soothing Byrup has been used lor children teething. It soothes the ohiid, softens the gams, nil ays nil pain, cures wind colic and lathe bast remedy fur Diarrtoea Twenty-live cents a bottie. Go to KcLstrnm, :!0S» 8. Main stroet, for good wall paper at the nglit prlca Buy tlie Whitney mnke trunk and traveling bag. Factory til l N. Main st. Pr. D. S. l)ift".jubacher, •ient'st, rooms 4 aud 5, 119 8. bpring tt., Lot a:. } os. OUR FOREIGN MAIL SERVICE. Superintendent Brooks' Annual Report. Ample Transportation Facilities on the Atlantic. Mall for Europe Dispatched With Sreat Celerity—lmprovement lai the PaciUo Service—Wash ington Note.. By the Associated Press. Washington, Nov. 27.—The anneal report of Col, N. M. Brooks, superin tendent of foreign mailt, contains some interesting points on tbe service with foreign nations. Of the tranaatlantic service he says: The entire transatlantic merchant marine is freely tendered for the con veyance oi United States mails at the rates of compensation offered by this department. Consequently the mails of Great Britain and tbe oontinent of Europe are dispatched by every fast steamer and when two fact steamers sail on tbe same day or succeeding days, the maila are invariably aatigned to the one whose previous speed record gives reaeon to believe that it will deliver the mails earlier on tbe other side. It is difficult to imagine a condition of affairs more satisfactory from either a postal or a commercial stand point than tbe practice in vogne; under it speedy transit is the only condition oontidered in the diapatoh of maila. Other thinga being equal, preference ia alao given the eteamera Bailing nnder the United states flag, and these steam ers are allowed for their service all tbe postage collected on the maila they carry from the country; that ia to say, 2 cents a half onnoe, or $3200 a short ton for letters and postal cards, and $100 a short ton for other artiolee. But if a steamer flying a foreign flag can deliver the maile at tbe destination sooner than one flying tbe United States flag, tbe mails are assigned to the foreign steamer, and sho is allowed compensa tion at tbe rate of $180 a short ton on all letters and postal cards, and $90 a short ton for other articles. The communication with Central and South Amerioa ia regular and reliable, at least three times a month by veaeela plying between New York and Colon and to Venezuela with the same fre quency. Colonel Brooks notes the increase of tbe Pacific Mail service in the following: "By utilizing the fast steamers sail ing once or twice a month from Tacoma, Wash., aa well as the steamers sailing three times a month from San Fran cisco, the opportunity to exchange mails with Japan and China have been in creased to four and sometimes five tiie - patchea doring tbe month. Thia ia an actual gain of one or two diapatchea a month, the additional dispatch being made through the poetoffice at Tacoma, which office hy ita zeal and discretion justified the experiment of intruating to it the care of these important interna tional mails, whioh are required to be bandied and treated in strict accordance with the stipulations of the nniversal postal union. "No change has ocourred in our msans of communication witb the Australian colonies —the aervice being regular once every four weeks from San Francisco to Sydney, performed by the Oceanic Steamship company under an arrange ment entered into with the colonies of New Zealand and New South Wales many years ago, but which ia renewed from year to year. Thia department is not a party to the arrangement, but contributes toward the aupport of the aervice to the extent of ita ability nnder tbe statutes in force, by allowing the Oceanic Steamship company all of the postage collected on the mails collected by ita ateamers sailing under tbe United States flag, which amounts to abont $55,000 a year. "Advantage has also been taken of the | opportunity offered for the diapatoh ol correapondence for the colonies by meana of tbe Canadian line of steamers Bailing from Vancouver, B. C, once a month, co that praotioally tbe frequency of tbe service has been donbled. "The steamers above referred to call at Honolulu and the Oceanic Steamship company diapatchea an additional veaael every month to that port. Besides, about ! one steamer a month en route for Japan ; and China calls at Honolulu, so that there are not less than three opportuni ties a month for communication by mail with Hawaii, and generally there are not lose than four." PRINOBBS BISMARCK'S DEATH. The Good Haaefrau'4 Deralae UnlTeraally Lamented* Berlin, Nov. 27.—The news of the death of the Princeaa Bismarck made a deep impreeaion in all tbe government departmenta. Tbe newspapers univer sally eulogize the deceaaed aa a true type of tho German hausfrau, who only lived for ber hunsband and children, and in no way meddled in politics. Varsin, Nov. 27.—Princeaa Bismnrck haa for years been Buffering witb bron chitis and gaetric catarrh. Eighteen months ego she was found lying In a pool of blood at the foot of her bed. The fainting attacks were repeated from time to time. The immediate cause of death was dropsy, complicated with heart diaeaae. She waa oheerful and tried to deoeive the prinoe as to her real condition. When Dr.Schwenincer gradually broke the news to the prince be remained si lent for some time at the death bed. He bad watched at her bedaide almost constantly tbe past few days, only tak ing short naps. Tbe prince ia nearly overcome and so broken down that the doctors insist on his removal to Fried rioharuhe, Tbe funeral ceremoniea will be on a moderate acale out of regard for the prince'a condition. The inter ment will probably be at Schonhaneen, tbe ancestral home of the Biamarcka. Again Under Arrest. Ex-Baseball Magnate Hellman wae taken to the county jail last night on account ol a refusal, co it ia said, to straighten oat some of hie finane cial affairs. He got into some I rouble some time ago over funds, and | other complications arieing, waa called I npon to raiae $100 ot $500, get bail or I atay in priaon. He will likely be able to be amongst his friends again today. The directors of tbe Shoe and Leather National bank decided to assess the capital etock 25 per cent to make good Seeley's defalcation. UoO envelopes, riOc; )i ream writing paper 350 Laugstadter, 211 W. Second, Hollenbeck hotel. Neltzke & Speck, lunerai directors and era balmere, 250 South Main street. Tel. 1319, Largest stock of wail piper nt Kris snoot a, JOj Mais at. Right price—good tails. BICYCLE TOURNAMENT. Z mraermeu D»lleh'» tlie Sprotatore In Mow York. New York, Nov. 27.—The five-day international bicyclist tournament opened this afternoon in the Madiaon Square garden. Zimmerman showed bimaelf and warmed up, much to the delight of the spectators. Tonight's re sults : One mile, 2:15 class B-Final beat won by N. Butler, Monte Scott second, W. B. Murphy third; time, 2:24 3 5. Half mile heata. class B—Final beat won by Murpby, E, A. McDuffie second, Monte Scott third ; timo, 1:10 2-3. Three mile lap race, claea B—Won by Nat Butler, McDuffie second, Murpby third; time, 7:28 15. Th's la the Amer ican record for tbe raoe. The old record waa 8:00, held by both Murphy and Titus. One mile, scratch, professional—Final heat won by Zimmerman, Wheeler sec ond, Martin third; time, 2:10 3 5. Five mile professional, scratch —Final heat won by Zimmerman, Vehren sec ond, Martin third; time, 13:013-5. FIRK AT KANSAS (II I V. Fowler Brothers' racking- House Plant Damaged SUOO.OOO. Kansas City, Nov. 28.—Fire, which started about 12:15 thia ( Wednesday) morning in tha immense packing house of Fowler Brothers, threatena to cause heavy loas and may destroy tbe entire plant. A third alarm haa been turned in. The plant ie valued at over $1,000, --000. At 2:30 tbe fire had done f,10,000 dam age to tbe bnilding. It is thought tbe fire is under control. At 2:45 tbe lard and tinning depart ments have been destroyed and tbe fire ie eprsading. The loss already eggre gatea $100,000, and unless the firemen make more successful efforts than they bave np to tbis time, the destruction of the whole plant seems certain. At 3:30 the tire was gotten under con trol with a loss about the estimate already given. A DASTARDLY CRIME. One To ii nr. Man Killed and Six Wounded Witb Giant Powder. OROVii.LK.CaI., Nov, 27. —Newe reached here today of a tragic affair at Quincy, in Plumas county, that occurred day be fore yesterday. A young man named Nathan MoDonald invited cix com panions out to Dockwell park, about a mile and a half from Quinoy, for supper. When all were enjoying the evening to gether, some one, prompted probably by jealousy, placed giant powder be neath the building and wrecked it, kill ing one ol the party and wounding all the others. The young man who was killed was James Betterson, foreman in the office of the Plumas Independent. The injured were Fred Caulback, limb broken; Henry Morton, arm broken; N. McDonald, leg seriously injured ; Will Robertson. Will Clinch, though b« verely hurt, made his way to Quincy and obtained help for tbe party. THE RE 1,1. DIVORCE CASE. A 1.0. Angelee Couple- Seeking a Sepa ration in S.u Franol.on. San Francisco, Nov. 27.—The trial of the divorce case of Maud Bell against William Bell was bognn today witb closed doore in .Judge Troutt's court. The Bells hail from Los Angeles, where tbey were married a few yeare ago. At tbat time Mrs. Bell was a pros perous music teacher, while In was superintendent of a factory. After a few months both parties to the marriage contract became jealous—she oi her sister and he ol a one time friend named Urann. In order to avoid publicity tbe pair agreed to come to this city and re main long enough to secure a separa tion. DRIVEN TO DKSPKItAVION, A Chicago Lawyer Shot by an Irrate Milt- Dealer. CnicAQo, Nov. 27.—Edward P. Hil liard, en attorney in tbe Rookery build ing, was shot and almost instantly killed this afternoon by Henry C. Hast ings, a milk dealer. Tbe trouble lend ing up to the crime is of long standing, Hastings claiming that by sharp prac tices Milliard has during tbe last five years taken from bim about $5000 worth of property. This morning Milliard foreclosed on a horse aud buggy owned by Hastings and the latter shot the at sorney while exasperated over the trans action. Hastings surrendered to the police. He declared after being locked up: "That man has taken away al! my property and I thought I'd let my body and soul go with it." The Anatrlan Loan. London. Nov. 27.—A dispatch to tha Standard from Vienna save that the Rothschild eyndicate ie about to confer as to whether it ie opportune to place the laet currency reform loan ol 84,000, --000 florins on tbe market. It is stated that the Bold for the loan in American and already in the hands of tbe syndi cate. IVOR Til Our store will be closed on the 29th— Thanksgiving JL— J CAy •©• • • • CARNAGE AT PORT ARTHUR. Bodies oi Japanese Prisoners Mntilated. No Quarter Given by Ihe Chinese Soldiers. Colonel Ton Hanneken's Plana for the Defenae of Pekln-Captnre of the Chlneae Capital Inevitable, By the Aaioclated Prets. Cuke Foo, Nov. 27.—1t ii stated her* tbat mnay bodies ot Japanese prleon ers were found mutilated at Port Ar thur. Four hundred Japanese were killed by the fire from the forts. None wss killed by the infantry. No quarter wae given. Tne plant of the mines around Port Arthur were discovered by the Japanese. yon hannekkn's plans. Shanghai, Nov. '-'/.--Dispatches from Tien Tein state tbat Oolonel yon Han* ueken, recently appointed to the com mand of the Ohineae navy, originally intended to go to Port Arthur. He hat now gone to Shan Hai X wan to organ ize defense of tbat place. Shan Hal Kwan ia the starting point of tbe great highroad to Fekio and is believed to be impregnable. JAPANESE PATRIOTISM. San Francisco. Nov. 27.—A United 'States naval officer who came over on tbe Oceanic aays never in any way bat auch patriotism been shown as that evidenced by the Japanese. Rich and poor bave contributed to the war fnnd and enrolled themselves as members o tbe Red Croaa eoolety, in the ranks o, whioh are royal princesses and nobles. The society has hospitals in every part ol tbe empire and has done fine work on the battle fields. MISSIONARIES are safe. The Oceanic brought over a dozen miaaionaries from varioua parta of China. Among them waa Dr. H. Bind gett of the American Board of Foreign Miataona, who haa been engaged ia mis sionary work in the orient for 40 years. He does not believe there is any danger to missionaries or other foreigners in China, and is in this country for a holi day. He says the murder of Mr. Wylie was the only aot of violence committed. I'EKIN MUST PALL. The Chinese, be aaid, considered Port Arthur impregnable and it was aa strongly fortified aa ingenuity conld suggest. He believea tbe Japaneae will capture Pekin, although thetroopa most march 30 dave to reach the Chinese capital. 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