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VOL. XLIII. NO. 51.
Gratitude DISTRIBUTED G S VOURSBLF for yonr forethought, grateful to vi for ■■■■MIIIHI grateful to your neighbor for good example. HE BOUGHT HIS OVERCOAT HERE I?t t l. W l Ll ' DO . 80 A, ' so - Uratitude all around. The man who wsnts an Overcoat for him self and boy, and who doesn't r;e onr line, makes one of the mistake! of bis life. MASCULINE HEAD COVERING A sucoets here, like all else. We carry Good Hats without fancy prices. THANKSGIVING UNDERWEAR.... MULLEN. BLUETT I CO., 101 NORTH SPRING STREET. 2QI -203-205-207 & 2Q9 W. FIRST ST. _ S=r|JJIS EVENING | this TWO BIG SHOWS! We kk/tz-ctls Have a wV LZ- r\. I We have sworn to keep faith. p. i B»o what vs are giving for little money. UI 6<*l» YOU'LL ALL - ©tars. Surprise ' MAX PKTTINGILL and his trained dog r WILLIE. . . In SEE BURKE BROTHERS. BROTHERS PICARDB. StOTO. MISS ANNIE IMC Alt li. TUB BTANLBVS. SANFOEDsnd RICE. • Vl wr-« Km MISB EMMA FRANCIS. PT, MTMP MERRY SINGLETON. V*VIYIIIN»J VA / ■ -Til MHS LAURA MITCHELL. Wl I I - ! DAVID VAN. PRINCE "TOTO." !j niri a r-> . A BIG WEEK OF" SUNDAY. DEC. 2, i -hbiq:> I j HOLIDAY M NewFeatnre Show! ™ 10. 2Q, 25 Sl 5Q cts M MILLIE CHRISTINE -JiTODAYie- IS THE LAST DAY! AT 330 SOUTH SPRING STREET - In Conjunction With ARIEL! ONLY IO CENTS ADMISSION. QENSON'S GRAND OPERA HOUSE. lv TheTtreets of New Yort PROF. W. MANNING will box every night. Several other specialties will be Introduced. Fee the, fire engine I Popular prices— lis, 25, 3S and BOg. SSL'-. CRYSTAL PALACE 138-140-142 S. MAIN ST. The Mammoth CROCKERY DEPARTMENT STORE Our Establish- i on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY only ment is Open We will have on sale a beautiful line of mguZi Japanese Picture Dusters. Arriving constantly; I v ' ! __ See Our Bsau- 1 WNOTMiMTmaaALa tifui Display. I M EIVBERG BROS. JOE POHEIM FQl< SALE! THE TAILOR Jfr BARGAINS. HAKES THE BEST CLOTHES - IN THE STATE fit 25 PER CENT LESS gMmk INSTALLMENT PROPERTIES. tush amy n'ucii Hfiii'SC Housesrooms,southwest,nearTwenty-thlrd THAN AMY O.rltß HOUoE. and Hoover; $1800-I|tsoo cash, balance $25 tfITITC _ , CIA MBnßy ,House 5 room?, southwst, 2 blocks from N \ \ S Maaa tO Orfltr frOEl VII fkwSLW c itric oar line; I*l4oo, easy terms. I k , maau V-1J S - House d rooms nil m. dern and new, south riivrrri or W Rfflr west, .-lose in, for $iIOO-small cash payment IAJN 1h» Sa-le tn Order Trcm AO iMM and mon.hly Installments. 111 SEMI-TROPIC HOMESTEAD CO., FINE TAILORING WW " 1 ~~- Atmoperatjs PRICES IfM SANTA FE SPRINGS for Self-Measurement _ ta Ml If l in .in orcloto^tftee Medical and Surgical Sanitarium. flO. 142 S Snrinfl St Twelve miles from Los Angeles, via Santa Fe • *Us ntl O. OfJI lliy Wl., railway. The place for the weary to rest and rria AMnirTTrQ the sick to get well. Hot and cold sulphur *»WS ANQELISB, baths at ponular prices Correspondence sollo ~ ~ ejld. 9-29 dm Baker Iron Works Poland Add ™ — 950 TO 900 BUEN* A VISTA ST., I roa P OCX Barrthlomew * Oo H LOS ANQELEB. - CAL. | WATFR 218 W. First it. .., , , ' VVAXCXV. TELEPHONE 1101. Adjoining 8. p. Grounds. Tel 124. | 7-29 tf Barn8 > FOR MAN Bruises, MUSTANG LINIMENT Kheumatism, AND BEAST. Stiff Joints. The Herald LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 1, 1894- THE ALABAMA MUDDLE. Captain Kolb at the State Capital. Prepared to Take the Oath as Governor. There Are Grave Apprehensions of Tronble. Precautions Taken to Prevent • the Pos sible Assassination or Oates and Jones—Rolbltes Talking V.ry Bitterly. By the Associated Press. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 30,—Kolb haa arrived in this city and will he sworn in tomorrow. There are grave apprehen sions of trouble. The advance guard of Koibites arrived last night and they are talking very bitterly today. Tbe Kolb ite members of tbe legislature now ad mit a possible conflict, and laet night bad a caucus at which they adopted resolutions disclaiming any responsibil ity for any lawlessness tbat may ocour. Tbeie is fear tbat some crank, laboring under excitement, may attempt to kill Oates or Jones, and extra precautions will be taken to prevent it. A prominent leader of the Populists, Hon. Frank Baltzell, editor of tbe Alli ance Herald, who is in a position to speak for Kolb, said today tbat be did not expeot any overt acts or revolution ary conrse by tbe Populists' followers, for the reason that tbe party bas spoken against it and everything is unfavorable for such a movement. Many regard tbe usurpation of Oates as a wrong whioh will justify any resistance to prevent ita consummation, but tbey do not intend to resort to any sort of violence. Nearly every prominent man in the movement opposed any violence, and all of those in authority opposed it. The following resolution wai adopted by a caucus of Populist senators and representatives after midnight last night: Resolved, That the action of onr state convention, held in this city on Novem ber 12tb, meets with onr fullest endorse ment, and all reports b\ an unfriendly press to the effect that any lawlessness oi violence in any form is contemplated on tbe Ist of Deoember are lalse. and circulated for the purpose of bringing our party in disrepute among patriotic citizens. A. L. Goodwin, Chairman. E. B. Lokgley, Seo'r'ctary. On the request of Mr. Manning tbe resolutions were read in the house to day, and on bis motion were ordered spread on tbe records of the house. KOLB'S PROGRAMME. It Does Not Contemplate Seizure or the GuT,rlm.Dl by Fore. Washington, Nov. 30.—Information of tho exact programme to be pursued by Reuben F. Kolb, the Pop ulist claimant to the governorship of Alabama, was made known here today. Thus far Kolb has disclosed only tbat he and bis Populist followers, estimated at about 50,000. will go to Montgomery to take tbe capital aud there demand that Kolb be sworn in ac governor, in stead of Oates. There bave been great fears of riot and bloodshed as a conse quence of the clasb of tbe rival parties, and the militia of the state is now at tbe slate capital. Tbe national headquarters of the Populist party in Washington bas been closed since the election, and Chairman Tanbeneck has been in St. Louis tbe past few days attending the sessions of the Bimetallic league, which has been mealing there. Some of his associates in the party ere still here, however, and make their headquartere in the otlice of the National Watchman, tbe organ of the Populist party, and they are kept fully informed of the doings of Kolb ■nd his followers. Mr. N. A. Dunning, editor of the Watchman, wae asked today what, from his information, would be the ex act steps taken by Kolb tomorrow. He replied: "Mr. Kolb and the other members of tbe state Populist ticket will go before r judge or justice of tbe peace in Mont gomery tomorrow morning and take tbe oath of office to the places to which they were elected. Having done this they will go formally before the state legisla ture, which is now in session in Mont gomery, and lodge a formal protest against the inauguration of Oates, *nd ask that an investigation be authorized by tbat body. It is necessary to make the protest in this way, because there is no contest law in the state, a condition which does not exist in any other state in the union. Oar people in Alabama will make vigorous protests in a regular way and rely on our people in tha legislature to take uo the question and force an investigation. We have 40 members in that body and tbe Democrats 89. If we could get 20 Democrats to help, it wonld ensure an investigation and put Mr. Kolb in the gubernatorial chair. We will abide by the investigation decision, no matter what it may be, just ac soon as we have an opportunity to bring persons and papers and show to tbe country the evi dence of frauds, which we assert were enacted in the last election." "Will there be any trouble in Mont gomery as a result of Ihe events there tomorrow ?" "There may be some trouble, but I. will not be of our seeking." FEARS OF CIVIL WAR. Kolb'* Attltud* «;«m.« Merloni Alarm In Alabama. T a St. Louis, Not. 30 —Mr. Jam/is E. Jackion of Birmingham, Ala., an exten sive owner of coal mines In /Walker eoouty, who il stopping in this oity for a few daya, io an interview with a rep resentative of the Associated Press, has tbia to aay in regard to the condition of affairs in nil atate growing out of the gubernatorial contest between Kolb and Oates: "The situation in Alabama growing out of Kolb's threat is a very serious one, and will materially affect all tbe business interests of the state. Insur ance companies are already very much alarmed, and are talking about cancel ling all outstanding policies in view of tbe prospect of a revolntion that may be inaugurated on December Ist, tbe effect and duration of which no one oan fore see. "It has leaked out from most reliable authority that at a secret meeting re cently held of leading Populists in the state it was determined to advise all who supported Kolb in the last stata election to refuse to pay taxes to the Oates gov ernment. Kolb'e followers, who are mostly farmers, will hail with delight any excuse to refrain from paying taxes, as tbe low price of cotton lias almost bankrupted tbem. Tbeir relusal to pay taxes will decrease the receipts of the state treasury over $1,000,000. Grave fears aro entertained all over the state, but especially ia this feeling intense in the mining districts of Birmingham and all along tho lines of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. "Private telegrams have been made public tbat v large number of Populists from Texas will be in Montgomery Dec ember Ito assist the Kolb followers. It ie expected fully 10,000 people will be in Montgomery to back Kolb. "It is reliably reported tbat Kolb will set up a seperate government and in case that he finds that he cannot hold Montgomery, will retire to Calero, 66 miles north of Montgomery, where he will be backed by the surrounding counties and sustained by a standing army, and his government supported by the connties friendly to bim paying taxes to his government." WAR BETWEEN WOMEN. LIVING PICTURES ARE ON THEIE METTLE. They Organise In Opposition to tbe Onslaught of the W. C. T. TJ. Nothing Snooklng About Animal Art. New Yore.Nov. 30.—Tbe fight against living pictures being waged by some of tbe members of tbe W. C. T. U., has developed into a war between women. It is likely tbat the living pictures will organise nnd oppose the onslaught of tbe W. C. T. U. A spontaneous move has been made in tbis direction. The girls employed at tbe Garden theater met. The result of it was the following letter was sent to Mrs. Grannis: Dear Madam:—As employees ol the stage, employed ac models in the KiU aoyi living pictures, we thank you warmly for your womanly and sensible opposition to tbe fanatical crusade against animal art, suggested by Lady Somerset. It is undoubtedly true, as yon remark, thnt there is no nncbaste iiving picture exhibited in New York ; certainly none half co shocking a? those seen displayed in the boxes of the Metro politan opera house. Your position in this matter is a credit alike to your heart, brain and Christian spirit. Gratefully yours, Alma Eoigert, Ella Caab, Pauline Bradley, Nettie Burdwin, May Hamilton, Nellie Sinclair, Theresa Douglass, Josie Frost, Nellie Loomis, Lkla Williams. One of tbe "picturea" said: "They are jealouß because we have pretty fig ures." ASSAULT TO MUKDER. Alexander Loughborough Put Under Bond, ou inn Counts, San Francisco, Nov. 30.—Alexander Loughborough, who shot Louis White honse and Max Rosenfeid during a drunken row last night, was today charged with assault to murder on two counts. He was released on bonds of $3000 for the Whitehouse shooting and $2000 for the Rosenfeid case. From the conflicting stories told of the affair it is bard to fix the blame. Loughborough says tbat he fired in self-defense, as be was being badly beaten, and bis appearance certainly shows that he was roughly handled. As near as onn be learned, Loughborough was shaking dice at the bar wben one of tbe dice roiled to the floor. He stopped to pick it up when Rosenfeid pushed it out of the way witb his cane. Loughborough, who lias a reputation for ill temper and quarrelsomeness, struck Rosenlield in the face, and tbe blow was returned witb interest. During the scuffla tbat ensued it is surmised that others in the crowd took a whack at Loughborough and it was then tbat be did the shooting. Both the wounded men will recover. HAKEBAH WILL RUTIRK. He Will Not Be a Candidate for the Usual.. San Francisco, Nov. 30,—Governor Markham arrived here today. He is making the rounds of the various atate institutions to obtain facta for bis mes sage. He expects to return to Sacra mento Monday/ "When I get through my term of of fice," said tbe governor, "I ehall return to Paßadeua and engage in business. I shall not be a candidate for United States senator, no matter what people say." The Death Penalty. Dallas, Tex., Nov. 30.—Louie WIU Hams was today given the death penalty for tbe murder ol his wife. Tbe couple came here two years ago from Dakota. Order your suit early. H. A. Getz ia crowded for fine tailoring at moderate prices. 112 West Third street. Wickitrom & Person, tailors. Pit, workmanship and goods guaranteed first-class; prices moderate. Room 1, 3. Spring atreet. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awarded Gold Medal Midwinter Fair. San Francisco. BAY CITY HORSE SHOW. Discontent Over Awards of Prizes. Emperor of Norfok Takes a Premium.. A Protest Filed Against Some of tbe Decisions. The Horse Show Assoelatloa Incorpor ated—A Cavalry Drill—Sir Mo dred Is 111 — Bay Dis trict Races. By the Associated Press. San Fkancisco, Nov. 30.—At the horse show today the thoroughbred stallionß, 3 years old and over, were judged. There were entered for compe tition E, J, Baldwin's Emperor of Nor folk, Thomas Bowbill'e Imported Ches terfield. W. 08. McDonougb'i imp. St. Carlo, J. K. Rathbone'e imp. Clive den, P. J. Donohue'e Duke of Norfolk, McDonough's Sparrow and Frank Van Ness' Morello. The first prize was awarded to Emperor of Norfolk, St. Carlo second and Chesterfield third. MUCH DISSATISFACTION. A great deal of dissatisfaction has been caused by the awards of prizes. George B. Sperry filed a written proteit against John Parrott's Socrates, whioh wus given first prize againet Sperry'i Young Adonis. Sperry alleges tbat Soc rates la unsound as to wind and spavined, and he refuses the second prize award on to Young Arion. Tbe award of the first prize in the thoroughbred stallion class to Emperor of Norfalk hae caused much dissatisfaction among Morello's admirers. a cavalry parade. A large crowd attended the ihow this evening. Tbe principal event was the parade of United Statea cavalrymen. Their horses danced the lancers and then there was an exoelient exhibition of rough riding. The Hone Show as sociation of the Pacific has been incor porated, with a capital stock of $100,000. The directors are A. N. Towne, Jobn Parrott, George Newhali, Maurice Casey, U. J. Crocker, J. B. Crockett, Joseph D. Grant, Frank Hicks, J. L. Katubone and Theodore Kearney. iiaggin's latest pdrchasb. J. B. Haggin has pnrohased the Aus tralian stallion July, by Traduoer out ot Idalia. July is a brother to Sir Modred and Idalium and Cheviot, already owned by Haggin, and la said to be tbe best of Tradocer's get. The purchase price has not been made publio. SIR MODRED IS ILL. Sir Modred, who is now being exhlb» ited at tbo borae show, caught cold on the trip to San Francisco, and for several days was very sick with congestion of tbe lunge. He is now recovering. Sir Modred is probably tbe most successful sire in America, and his loss would be keenly lelt. BAY DISTRICT RACES. Three favorites won today and the bookmakers were bit bard. Tbe track was sticky, but good horses seemed to like it. Six furlongs, selling—Creighton won, Quarterstaff eecond, San Lucas third; time, 1:20. Six furlongs, maidens, two years old —Chiquita won, Experiment colt sec ond, Heisen third. Time I:2o>£. Five furlongs, selling— Sligo won, Sal lie Calvert second, Sir Reginald third, Time I:os>£. Five lurlongs—George F. Smith won, Ciacquer second, Realization third Time 1:04 }s. One mile, selling—Braw Scot won, McLigbt second, Florence Dickey third; time, 1:49>2. RESULTS AT LEXINGTON. Lexington, Ky., Nov. 30.—Track fast, .••'even furlongs — Sister Anita won, Mill Boy second, Himyar third; time, 1:28. Six furlongs—Geraldine won, Pro* basco second, Clintie C. third; time, 1:15. Four and a half furlongs—Beldevere won, Kennedy second, Jaoob Little third; time, 0:56. Five and a half furlongs—Salvation won, Poco Tiempo second, Cooper third; time, 1:09. Five furlongs—Relict won, Buck Mas eia second, Sir Ribe third; time, 1:02. BICYCLE TOURNEY. Indoors Raoes la New York —A Blder Badly Injured. New York, Nov. 30.—Summary of final heats: Half mile, heat race, class A—W. A. Barnhouse. Time, 1:13. Two mile, handicap, limit 120 yards, class B-C. M. Murphy, (50 yards). Time, 4:49 46. Mile, handicap, limit 90 yards, class B—Charles Libold, (90 yards). Time, 2:25 4-5. The 24-hour race was started at 9 :40 o'clock. At 12:15 Albert had a nasty fall. It proved to be tbe most severe since tbe tourney began. He fractured his right forearm and dislocated one of his wrists. A Strike. Loader Arrrested. San Francisco, Nov. 30.—Thomas D. Roberts, the leader of the Oakland rail road Birikers, was arrested today ior con spiracy to obstruot the mails end inter faring with interstate commerce, A Victim of B right's Disease. Montkkal. Not. 30.—Senator Tease, Canadian commissioner to the World's Columbian exposition, is dying ol Bright'i disease. Children Cremated. Gittysbubq. 8. D., Not. 30.— While Mi. end Mre. A. Miller were do ing choree on the farm today their house took tre, and their three children werauburned to death. TEN PAGES. AN INDEX TO YESTERDAY. BY TELEGRAPH—Advices from tbe orient England making a demonstration against China ...Kolb on deck to be In angurated governor of Alabama—Ad journment of the transmisslsslppl congress See'.ey's sieal Stagnant sugar trade Qeneral news gleanings. local,—The churches and resolutions to President Cleveland about the massacre of Armenians The Pratt case decided by the jury Judge York's order on juries — Supervisors' proceedings H. Thomo'on of the Mt. Pleasant hotel has a lowwlth his chef. J. W. Carter George Heazleton of Ean Francisco ttlks about politics The Baub case... .The indictment against Har ris and Piatt r.quelched Koch's deter mined attempts at suicide Change in the polling places Lleutenant-Uovernor elect has Hermit Watson arrested Mra George Walker's claims that ber husband bas left her The local political cam paign. NEIGHBORING PLACES. PiSiDiNA—Pirates of Penzance given by amateurs Mr. Pinney Injured. Santa Monica—Thanksgiving day testivittes. Downey—A supposed comet proves to be a church. Redlands—J. Whitney's store burned. Santa Ana—Many sneak thievss Ecal es tate transfer.J POINTERS FOR TODAY. New Los Angei.es Theatxr—Downing; mat inee and evening. Bukbank—Monte Crlsto; matinee and even ing. Imperial— Vaudeville; matinee and evening. Benson's Opera Hoosu—Streets ol New York; matinee and evening. Bgyptian Hall—Psycho and illusions. Pavilion—lnternational exposition. STANDARD OIL NABOBS. A TEXAS SHERIFF ANXIOUS TO NAB THEM. Governor Flower Refuses to Issue Requisition Pavers —A Like Case Under Advisement la Missouri. New York, Nov. 30.—Under Sheriff MoDonaugh received the following let ter today: Waco. Tex., NO7. 15, '94. To the Sheriff, New York City. Dear Sir:—l bave this day mailed yonr governor. R. P. Flower, requisition papers for Jobn D. Rockefeller, vVilliam Rockefeller, Henry M. Flagler, John D. Archibald, Benjamin Brewster, Henry Rogers Wesley and H. Tiliord, of your oity. Wben you receive the governor's warrant, please execute it at onoe and wire me and I will come on at once. Yonrs to command, W. L. Burke. Sheriff. Tbe under-sheriff forwarded the com munication to police headquarters, whioh will take stops to put tbe indi cated magnates in custody. Albany, N. V., Nov. 30.—Governor Flower has refused to issue requisition papers for John D. Rockefeller and others of the Standard Oil company to the governor of Texas, on the grounds that the papers presented were not suf ficient. Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 30. —A requisition has been sent here from Texas for the arrest and return to that atate of tbe ofllcera of the Waters Pierce Oil company wbo reside in St. Louis. This firm was recently indicted in Texas on a charge of violating an anti trust law. Counsel tor the company ap peared before Governor Stone today and submitted an argument against honor ing the Texas requisition. Governor Stone hae taken the matter nnder ad visement. BAYARD HONORED. The Ambassador Presides at a Scottish Festival. London, Nov. 30.—Mr. Bayard pre sided tonight at tbe 260 th anniversary festival of the Scottish corporation. Nsver in the history of the corporation has a similar compliment been paid to any foreign ambassador or minister. Mr. Bayard's health was drunk with Highland honors. In response, Mr, Bayard alluded to tbe honeßt debt tbe United Stateß owed to the Scotch. He eaid, among other things: "The first and foremost name that we Americans must revere is that of Wash ington, but scarcely second ia tbat of a man of Scottish birth and blood—Alex ander Hamilton." Tbe banquet broke ont with cheers for Mr. Bayard, and tbe singing of The Star Spangled Banner, during which every body stood. The Wlue Maker,' Trnat. San Francisco, Nov. 30. —The mem bership of the California Wine Makers' corporation-is now full, but it is under stood that the swent wine men will be given a representation of two directors if they join tbe corporation. This is contingent on signatures for 10,000,000 gallons of dry wine being eecared. Tbe price of wine will probably be 15 cents • gallon at first, to be advanced aa tbe corporation gains strength. Psrnvlan Rebels* Lima, Nov. 30.—The governor claims there is not the least danger of an out break here, and that the rioting of tbe last few days at Callao bas at last been ended without difficulty. Borgona has thrown a line so as to intercept any far ther advance by the rebels. Death, of a Noted Mason. Nashville, Term., Nov. 30.—Judge John Frissett died here today, aged 65. He was a Thirty-third degree Mason and wai peat supreme master woikman of tbe A. 0. W. The drug combine "busted" by Off & Vaughn. Drugs at eastern prices. Ayer'e, Joy'i and Hood's earaaparilla, 65 cts; Paine's Celery Compound, 75c; Syrup of figs, 35 cts. Babies err 'or Castoria, 25 cents a bottle at Off & Vaughn's, corner Fourth end Spring streets. Hollenbeck Hotel Cafe, 214 Second Itreet. Oysters SOc adozen, any style. Tangerine oranges at Althonse Bros.' PRICE FIVE CENTS. JAPANESE NEWS Advices Per Steamship From the Island Em pire. WAR CORRESPONDENCE. Alleged Plot of Americans to Destroy Japanese Warships. FRED GRANT IMPLICATED. The Arrested Suspects Released on Pa* rols—Recent Military Operatic] os. Anarchy Bampsut la Corea. By th* Associated Press. Yokohama, Nov. 17, per Nor/them Pa' cific steamer Victoria,via Victoria, B. C, Nov. 30.—N0 trouble ie expected irom the affairol the steamship Syc'iuey. Tbe United States government is disposed to regard tbe action of Japan at justifiable on the ground of self defenae, and Great Britain coincides, although by England some form of explanation or apology may deemed be desirable,. France baa haa taken a less easy view of the situa tion, bnt is not dispoted to make serious trouble. Her opinion appears to be that tbe exigenoy was not sufficiently alarming to oall for ao grave a measnra as the removal of passengers from m Frenoh mail steamship. Later develop ments undoubtedly indicate tbat these sell-declared explosive experts were li' responsible speculators, if not impostors, but the earliest information concerning them pointed to a very different con clusion. FBED GRANT IMPLICATED. Reports were received here impiicai ing Coi. Fred Grant with the undertak ing and hie aame carried with it weight which would not have been accorded to unknown adventurers. It is well known tbat Li Hung Chang holds the memory of General Grant in reverence and he would presumably have been disposed to place unusual resources at the dis posal of a party representing his son. The earns alleged to bave been prom ised to Colonel Grant and to have been actually advanced to hia alleged agents, correspond exactly witb those set forth by tbo travelers on the Gaelic and Syd ney. Taking these and other correla tive facts into consideration, the Jap anese government believed itaelf under the neceaaity of guarding againat tho threatened danger. The French diplomatic and conau'ar officere were powerless to intervene, had they been inclined to do so, and relying upon authorized rulings of international law, Japan availed hersolf of what she claims as a belligerent right. AMERICANS RELEASED. The American passengers were re leased on November 12, after taking oatba not to aid China in any manner, and expressing in writing their grati tude for the leniency of tbeir treatment by the Japanese government. Mona, the attache of the Chinese legation at Washington, was sent to Hiroshima lor further examination. A telegram from Paris announces that tbe French government has referred the several pointa of the Sydney affair to ita legal advisers, who pronounce judgment that Japan acted within her rights and is not liablo to censure under tbo rules of international law. MEETING OF THE DIET. The seventh session of tbe diet has been convened to meet in Tokio Decem ber 22d. It ia not anticipated that the proceedings will be co harmonious aa those of the extraordinary session lately held at Hiroshima. The sole purpose of tbat gathering was to authorize war expenditures and all domestic dissen sions were allowed to rest by common consent. Tbe loyal and patriotic pur poses of the memberß having been defi nitely avowed, tbe opposition now con aiders itself free to reaume its cus tomary violent attitude toward the government. Only under one extreme influence, like that produced by the war, could parliamentary quarrels be tem porarily laid aside. A PRIVATE OPINION, As previously reported, the minister of foreign affairs recently sent a com munication to the governor of the port Kanagawa in which it was stated that Japanese subjects serving on board United States ships in Japanese ports must be regarded by the government as coming nnder the jurisdiction of the imperial courts whenever charged with offenses against the law. As this opinion is contrary to the position maintained by the United States, the question was brought up for diplomatic discussion. It now appears that the foreign minister had no intention to deliver an ex cathedra judgment on tbe subject. The native uewepapor which printed his letter to the local governor bas been fined 20 yen for publishing a private official document without per mission. In the course of the trial the prosecuting attorney remarked that the administrative officials were not con cerned with the questions of jurisdic tion, and that tbe correspondence under consideration conveyed only tbe indi vidual viewe of ibe writers, and tbe legal point at issne is in no way effected] by the opintoni expressed. Tilt iat>