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IN THE HERALD WILL FILL THE WANT VOL. XLIII. NO. 161 IT IS AN OLD, OLD STORY Another Tale About the Gua temala-Mexico War THE MEXICAN CONGRESS Report Tbat the Solons Will Act in the Matter War, According to the Story, Is to Be Declared Againat the Sister Republic—An s' Interview With Romero WASHINGTON, March 20.—The state merit was published in a local papei to day that tho Mexican Congress would de clare war on Guatemala as soon as tho Congress assembled, next month, and an account Ol the reasons therefor was given. When the article was shown to the Gua temalan Minister. Lasso Arriaga, with the request thut he state tho actual condition of the Guatemalan-Mexican affairs, he "Tliis article contains several incorrect affirmations. It is not true that the Gua temalan authorities invaded Mexican ter ( ritory, for the simple reason that we do not like to offend any other nation. It is not true that the responsibility of the de lay in the survey of the boundary line rests upon Guatemala, because the Guate mala boundary commission of engineers has worked always ahead of the Mexican j commission during the last eight years. It is not true that tho Guatemalan Gov ernment has received a large revenue for concessions to cut timber; this concession ' was almost invariably made in favor of Mexican citizens, and the revenue re ceived from this source is almost insig i ni Meant. "As far as I am concerned," continued he, "I do not see tho reason why a peace ful settlement of the pending difficulties might not be arranged." Senor Komero, the Mexican Minister, today said regarding the Guatemalan | i Mexican dispute: "Mexico and Guatemala agree that the boundary treaty of 1882 is binding on both countries, and there is, therefore, no need of any new convention, as has been sug gested. In fact, Guatemala has not even intimated the convenience of any such step. "There is no difference of opinion be tween the two governments about the con struction of the boundary treaty in so far 1 as the boundary line is concerned, and, therefore, no need of an arbitration for that purpose. "The pending question between Mexico and Guatemala is a very plain one. Each country claims that under the de facto line existing before the treaty of 1882, she was in possession of the disputed terri tory, and both agree that it belongs to Mexico under the Tine marked under the > treaty. As a treaty line is paramount, Mexico considers the action of Guatemala in sending an armed force to destroy the log camps established there by Mexicans who were cutting wood under grants of the Mexican Government, seize the logs and arrest the men as an unwarranted in vasion of her territory, and has asked Guatemala to apologize for it and to pay an indemnity to the victims of the out rage. If Guatemala wishes to settle the question it is for her to make amends for her conduct. Mexico will not ask an un reasonable indemnity." Senor Komero said he was sure that his Government would not be willing to sub mit to arbitration the amount to oe paid for damages: that he could not see how Mexico could recede from her demands for an apology. As for the actions of the Mexican Congress on the question, Senor 1 Komero said that it would not become him to anticipate it, and he thought neither his country nor his Government desires a war, as they are fully conscious of its dangers, drawbacks and disadvan tages, and therefore he hoped that the t negotiations which are now being con ' duoted in the City of Mexico would end iv a friendly settlement of the difficulties and that he had heard nothing recently which would induce him to believe there was now any greater danger of a rut>ture than there has been from the beginning. WILL BE BLACK IN THE FACE What a Member ol Parliament Says About Taxes of the Poor NEW YORK, March 20,—Joseph Cham berlain, member for Birmingham, Eng land, was recently quoted in a New York paper as saying in a speech delivered in London: "You may try as hard as you like to take the taxes off the poor and put them on the rich; you may try all these schemes of betterment of taxes on ground rents; you may try till you are black in the face, but in the long run all taxes will be shifted by the rich onto the poor." In reply to a letter sent to Mr. Cham berlain by Bolton Hall, vice-president of the New York Tax Reform Association, asking if the speech had been correctly quoted, the following letter has been re ceived : LONDON, March 5, 1896. Sir: lam directed by Mr. Chamberlain to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of February 25, und to say that he thinks the report to which you refer is not quite accurate. In any case, the statement is a little too broad, and Mr. Chamberlain should have said taxation falls most heavily upon the poor. This is not so much a question of economic law as on general observation. If taxation were ever sought to be placed entirely or even unfairly on the rich they will rind, as they have done in the past, a means of evading it. Capital can be easily transferred from place to place. Meanwhile the poor aro deprived of em ployment, and while the rich may suffer the loss and diminution of income, the poor will lose their means of subsistence. This is the general doctrine which Mr. Chamberlain desired to impress on his hearers, and he had no intention of enter ing upon the question of tirst incidence of any particular tax. (Signod) S. Wilson. THE OAS IGNITED Terrific Explosion In a Wyoming Coal nine - EVANSTON, Wyo., March 20.—At 5:45 * this evening an oxplosion of gas occurred in the Rocky ! Mountain Coal and Iron Company's mine No. 5 at Red Canyon, 1 seven miles from Evanston, with terrible results. James 8. Bruce,' mine foreman and ex ? County Commissioner of Uintah County, Wyoming, was instantly killed by flying timbers, also four others. As far as > found the others are William Sellers jr., runner; James Clark and Edward Cox, head car putters. The other man has not been identified. All were killed by flying •timbers. " fa From twenty-five to fifty men were in the mine at the time of the explosion; at this writing they have not been rescued and are certainly dead. O. B. Maltby, Andrew Mason and Jerry , Crawford are badly hurt but may recover. ; About 150 men are employed at this mine THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING* MARCH 21, 1895.—TWELVE PAGES and most had gone out. Among those in the mine thought to be dead are Willard Brown, John Fearn, Samuel Thomas and ■on. Mr. Burton, Samuel Hutchinson and William Sellers, Sr., and son. The cover ing of the slope and buildings at the mouth were blown to splinters. The mine was considered one of the safest and best conducted in the state. Later—O. B. Maltby, superintendent of motive power, has since died, also the boy Jerry Crawford. Eight men have been brought out of the mine so burned as to be past identification, with the ex ception of one, James Lamb. All hope of rescuing anybody alive is given up. The death rolTnow numbers fifteen. PARASITIC BACTERIA flavor Sutro'i Latest Discoveries flade In San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO. March 20.—The ef fort of Mayor Sutro to have the water of Lake Merced declured to be dangerously impure came to naught today before the city board of health. Dr. J. 0. Spencer, who was employed by tbo board to make a chemical analysis of the water, reported that he had found some parasitic bac teria, but that he had found no contam ination of a serious nature. He consid ered the water healthful. Mayor Sutro, however, presented a report from his own chemical expert. George T. Gaden. This report reiterated the Mayor's assertion that the water is dangerously impure. An acrimonious debate ensued between the Mayor and members ol the board, hut it all ended in the Spring Valley Com pany's water supply being declared satis factory. A RUNAWAY YOUNG COUPLE Lizzie Behan and Roy Raymond of Los Angeles Levant A rjambler and Politician Betrays a Young Girl and Takes Her From San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.-Man's duplicity and a young girl's thoughtless ness are responsible for the elopement of pretty Lizzie Behan and Roy Raymond of Los Angeles. Miss Behan is the pretty 16-year-old daughter of M. Behan, who has for five years past been a doorkeeper at the Occidental Hotel, and Raymond is a notorious politician, gambler and opium fiend. Miss Behan met Raymond fisst at a ball given in a Mission-street hall. Despite the fact that Raymond had absolutely no qualities to recommend him, the girl fell violently in love with him, tiie result being her "downfall in a short time. Heartless and cruel, like most of his kind, Raymond treated the girl with unexampled cruelty, often beat ing and kicking her almost into insensi bility. Yet, despite her treatment, the girl clung to him. Mr. Behan was unaware of his daugh ter's disgrace until Friday last, when he received an anonymous note informing him that she and Raymond were living together at the Stanford House on Market street. Horrified at the disclosure, he ap pealed to Secretary McComb of the Hu mane Society for assistance, but when Officer Holbrook visited the house men tioned the couple were no longer tbere. Inquiry developed the fact tlmt they had left the city for Los Angeles on Sunday evening. The officers are convinced that Raymond has enticed the girl from the city in order to place her in some questionable resort and thereby secure a living at her ex pense. Under the law this is kidnaping, punishable by imprisonent in the peniten tiary. Pictures of the couple have been sent to the police of Los Angeles, together with the notification to arrest Raymond when found. Raymond has long been under polioe surveillance here, and if cap tured, strong efforts will be made to send him across the bay. [The police have been notified of the departure of the couple from San Fran cisco, but as yet have not seen them here.—Ed. ] AMERICAN PRODUCTS The Agricultural Department to Issue a Bulletin of the World's Markets WASHINGTON. March 20.—The Agri cultural Department expects during the month of April to issue a bulletin of the world's markets for American products. The information for this publication has been acquired from the consuls of the United States through the efforts of Sec retary Morton. Late in December, at his suggestion, a department circular letter was sent to these officers asking them to report with reference to the consumption in their countries of products named therein. These porducts were classified •under the following heads: Animals, ccreais, dairy products, meats, cotton, tobacco, fruits, liquors und seeds. The attention of consuls was especially directed to tho following inquiries: "Is there a considerable consumption of tho prJ named? "Dj consumers depend, and to what extent, on importations for their supply? "How ure the products sold and at what price? "Are the prices paid for American tiveiy higher or lower than those paid for similar products from other countries? "Are there criticisms of any American products? "What defects are charged, if any?" Secretary Morton feels confident that much good will result from the publica tion of the answers obtained, and says that reports have already been received through tho State Department from half the total number of consuls. He contemplates issuing four bulletins of the character indicated each year. Newfoundland's Needs OTTAWA, Ont., March 20.-It is stated here that an effort is being made in New foundland to add enormously to the de mands of the colony when the terms of its admission to the Dominion are con sidered. The latest proposition is that Canada should tunnel the Straits of Belle Isle in order to give the island a rail con nection with Canada. This, it is argued, would confer special advantage upon Canada, reducing the sea voyage to Eng land and rendering it possible to convey passengers front Montreal to Liverpool in 108 hours. Where it is proposed to be built the straits are about twelve and one half miles wide and the land formation is said to favor the undertaking. Gamblers Arrested MEMPHIS,Tenn., March 20.—The pro prietors of every gambling house in Mem phis, ten in number, have been arrested and their places closed on warrants sworn out by E. A. Harris. Harris claims to have lost over $100,000 in Memphis during the past rive years. He wus at one time quite v wealthy man, but lost all his money at tho gambling table. Minister to Germany LONDON, March 2.—A dispatch to the Times from Berlin states that Count Yon Ostensacken has been appuinted Russian Ambassador of Germuny, that office haying been rendered vacant by the ap pointment of the previous incumbent Count Yon Schuvalff, the Government of Warsaw. DEATH OF A NOTED SOLDIER General Philip S. Cook Dies at His Home in Detroit WELL KNOWN IN CALIFORNIA Identified With tbe Army When He Was ■ Fourteen mm Saw Service In Every Field Where American Valor Was Displayed During the Past Fifty Years DETROIT, March 20.—General Fhillp St. (ieorge Cook died at his home in this city at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He was a native of Virginia and was Hli years old. His career hail been identitie.l with the army sinco his admission to West Point when only 14 years of ago. Ho was also a member of the bar of Virginia and had written several interesting works, among which are a volume on cavalry tactics. Scenes and Adventures in the Army, and New Mexico and California. General Cook has seen service in every licld where American valor has been displayed for fifty years. In the Black Hawk war he was a leading officer. He was in high com mand in the conquest of California and New Mexico. He dispersed the Lipans in KVf and later led a laid against the Apaches. He was comamnder of the De partment of Utah when the rebellion broke out. Upon the breaking out of the rebellion he, unlike most southern officers, includ ing his own son and his famous son-in law, J. E. B. Stuart, cast his sword for the Union. He became com mander of the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac and participated in all the important events of the peninsular cam paign at Game's mill, directly opposing liis son-in-law. He afterwards superin tended the recruiting service and in 18fif> took the department of the Platte. He was breveted major-general for .:is splen did service in the war. In 1574 he was retired after forty-six years of continuous service, with the rank of brigadier-gen eral. He had lived in Detroit ever sfnee. SOCIALISTIC REFORMERS Novel Idea of a Handful of Men In Ohio CLEVELAND, 0., March 20.—A hand ful of socialists and populistic reformers have begun the formation of the work house club. Tho idea is to obtain as members all the unemployed workmen and begin operations at the opening of out-of-door work in the spring. It is de clared that they will first march in a body to the city hall and demand of the director of public works that he give them em ployment. If he says he is not able to do so, which they anticipate, they propose marching in a body to the police court and request the judge to send them to the workhouse, that they may have work and food, clothing and lodging. If the judge refuses, which they consider probable, they declare they will deliberately violate some city ordinance in order to be arrested and sent to the workhouse, probably by trampling on the grass In the public square or taking possession of a freight train. One of the men back of the scheme is Robert Bandlow of the Central Labor Union. A Pseudo Widow's Tale of Woe SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—Mrs. Alice Edith Dickson Blythe hns with drawn from the contest over the estate of Thomas H. Blythe after twelve years of litigation, signing a release of all claims and receiving a cash consideration of $101X1. Eight months ago she says she was offered $17.5 a month for life if sho would withdraw from the contest, but re fused this offer on her attorney's advice. She says the litigation has wrecked her life. THE PLAINT OF A WOMAN Florence Byers Commences the Long Promised Suit Wants to Be Recognized as the Wife ol Frederick L. Macondray, the Rich San Franciscan SAN FRANCISCO. March 20.—Florence Bucklin Byers has commenced her long threatened suit against Frederick L. Macondray to compel him to recognize her as his wife. The Macondrays are wealthy and prominent socially, the family residence being atMenlo Park. In 1887 Macondray, then 20 years old, was Chilean consul at Fort Townsend, whither ho was sent by his family to be away from the temptations of city life. He was soon the center of a fast set at Port Townsend, and when three years ago Miss Byers, a pretty girl of 18, appeared on a music hall stage, he took hor out of the place and installed her in his apartments. -After living tor/ether two years the pair signed a marriage contract, agreeing to live as man and wife and agreeing to be married in California, according to existing laws. Tho Macondray family, hearing of the af fair, had the young man sent home and cut off his supplies. Since then the girl has had to shift for herself. She now asks the court to declare her Mrs. Macondray. BATCHELORS AND WIDOWERS A Novel Lodging House to Be Opened In San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— On a corner of Van Ness avenue and Geary street is an apartment house for gentle men boarders and lodgers only. It is not yet inhabited, but the rooms are all en gaged, and just at soon as tho carpenters and furnishers have finished their work twenty-five bachelors and widowers will take possession. Femininity is barred, and even artistic suggestions of the sex are scarce. Neither women nor children will have right of way in this queer es tablishment. The female face and form divine will no', look down upon tho in mates from gdlied frames or bronze ped estals. Meals will be cooked by men and beds made by Japansee. Should a woman invade by any mis chance this castle of social celibates she will be placed in a strong room on the first floor and a firm, vigorous Japanese will ask her what ber business is or whom she desires to see. But she dare not pen etrate beyond the inhospitable reception room constructed especially for the seques tration of visiting womankind. The ere ation of this Van Ness avenue anomaly is due to the efforts of a number of members of the Concordia club. They yearned for a home unsanctified by women, where, if they so chose, they could 101 lat their ease and enjoy unrestrained tho freedom of their sex. Each room is supplied with a secret wine cupboard, where a couple of dozen cold bottles and a few squash pies can be stored, and there are visible side boards for similar uses. The bachelors will meet at breakfast, and they will take their other meals where they please. There will bo a music room, supplied with a piano, on which lyrically-inclined members may play the usual three chords in C without encountering tho criticism of a female audeince. EIGHTY MILES AN HOUR A Pierce Wind Sweeps Through an Oklahoma Town SOUTH ENID, Okla., March 20.—This section was visited by one of the most re markable storms in the history of this reigon last night. From 4 o'clock in the afternoon until 2 this morning the wind blew eighty miles an hour from a north westerly direction, Tilling the air with sand and dust, causing complete suspen* sion of travel and doing serious damage to property. Wheat and vegetables in the sandy lowlands are now hidden from view under several inches of dust. No Longer a Candidate LONDON", March 20.—1t is announced that Campbell Bannerman lias definitely abandoned his candidacy for the speak ership of the house of commons. WILL WRITTEN IN PENCIL New Facts Brought to Light in the Fair Estate Herman Oelrichs Loses a (treat Fortune by the Scratch of a Pencil—The Clauses Rescinded SAN FRANCISCO, March 20. -Tne first will of the late James G. Fair made it possible for Herman Oelrichs. jr.. to come into possession of one-fourth of the Fair estate, but the lead-pencil will, just dis covered, leaves him nothing but what his parents choose to give him. The first will tiled for probate provides that In case of the death of the ex-senator's three child ren one-fourth of the remainder of the estate shall go to the children of Theresa. The lead-pencil will rescind* this clause, and by its provisions Herman Oelrichs, jr., is left whatever his parents decide to give him. but the law provides for such an emergency, and so young Oelrichs, through ex-Justice of the Supreme Court Patterson, who has been appointed by Judge Slack to represent the infant heir, will contest the will that his parents are trying to probate, and in this way will light liis mother through the courts for his part of the estate as provided by the will first filed. THE SAILORS' STRIKE riany Vessels Are Tied Up in the Harbor at San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The sailors' strike is tying up vessels, which are unable to leave the harbor without submitting to the demands of the Coast Seamen's Union. Sailors are holding to their resolution to be paid $85 per month or remain ashore. The agents of the ship Palmyra, ready for sea today, offered the union men .frill but they would accept nothing less than $35, although previous to the present stand they were receiving only $25 a month. Sailor boardinghouse proprietors are trying to ship colored men as sailors at less than union wages. A Suit on a Patent SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The suit of John Hammond vs. The Stockton Combined Harvester and Agricultural Works was decided in favor of tho de fendant in the United States Circuit Court by Judge McKenna today. The plaintiff sought damages for the infringe ment of a patented design for a double end cable car, similar to those in use on the California street road. On Decembdr2o 1888, a jury gave a verdict in favorj of Hammond, btit Judge McKenna granted a new trial, and today reversed the de cision of the jury, on the ground that the plaintiff's design was not an invention. Hammond will now take the case to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. Pythian Elections SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— The Grand; Lodge, Knights of Honor, today elected the following officers: P. L. Archibald, grand dictator; W. W. Morrison, vice grand dictator; W. T. Thompson, grand assistant dictator; George B. Allen, grand chaplain; C. H. M. Curry, grand reporter; F. W. Tehfuss, grand treasurer; T. Learned, grand guide; J. C. Harvey, grand guardian; W. S. Lane, grand sentinel; Dorsen Nichols, Thomas Johnstone, George W. Lamont, grand trust es; 0, H. M. Curry, supreme representative; Alfred Wekie, assistant supreme representative. Coming by Sea SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—The fol lowing passengers are on the steamer Co rona for Los Angeles: Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Risbell, J. U. Swaine and wife, J. Conn and wife, J. G. Fredericks, A. W. Clearer. Mrs. Duncan and two children, G. Runge and wife, Mrs. M. J. Sturgeon and child, Mrs. S. Uhead, Mrs. Wcarnar, Mrs. A. E. Wilkie, Mrs. U. R. Bentlev, Minnie Kraatz, S. Krargen, G. H. Green and wife, Mrs. F. M. Green, F. M. Vermorc'-en, C. U. Simmons, C. S. Kious, J. T. Fred ericks, Mrs. M. H. Tanner and two chil dren. The Emperor En Route YOKOHAMA, March 20.-Tho Emperor will shortly leave Hiroshima for Kioto, on the Island of Hondo. He will not re turn to Hiroshima. The gunboat Tatsuta, detained at Aden on her way here by order of the British Government, has ar rived in this port. Tho gunboat was de tained under the foreign enlistment act, because the captain and crew were British subjects. TIEN TSIN, March 20.—Four Japanese cruisers arrived off Taku yesterday in search of vessels carrying contraband of wur. The National Fraternity Union CINCINNATI. March 20.—The Supreme Council of the National Fraternity Union closed its sixth annual session today after making many constitutional amendments and instituting two new degrees. The supreme officers were elected last year for four years. Heretofore the National Fra ternal Union has had but one rtegree, but hereafter there will be three degrees. Priests Deported SAN JOSE, Costa Kica, March 20.— Four priests have been deported from the country as suspects of revolutionary ten dencies. Two more, suspected of intent to assassinate President Yglesia, have been arrested. Broke the World's Record HALIFAX, N. S., March 20.—Corporal Kershaw of the First Kings Regiment broke the world's record at club swinging here. He swung four-pound clubs con tinuously for twelve hours and thirty-one minutes. NINE MILLIONS CAPITAL A New Corporation to Handle Los Angeles Roads THE DEAL IS CONCLUDED M. H. Sherman a Member of the New Incorporation Thomas Brown ol the Bank of California Will Be President of the New Concern—the Plans SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.- One of the largest financial transactions of recent years was concluded, in this city and will he put in operation tomorrow. The sum of 18,000.000 of bonds and $6,000,000 of stock of the Los Angeles Consolidated Railway Company will be absorbed by a new corporation. The Los Angeles Railway Company has been incorporated, with a capital stock of $4,000,000, of which $860,000 has been subscribed. Its purpose is to construct street railways. The directors are: M. H. .Sherman, Alfred Rorel, George Stone, A. G. Paysnn, John 1). Bickneil, Lovell. White and Thomas Hrown. £i"For present purposes we will take a lease of the road from the old company," said Mr White, "pending the acquirement of title. The lease is, of course, only nominal, and in due time the conditions of the deed of trust will be carried out. "The floating debt will be paid and a vigorous, progressive poiicy will be adopt ed. The road will be on a cash basis and extensions, betterments and improve ments will be pushed with vigor. Through another company the gap in the l'asadena line will be closed up and that road put in operation." The main oftice to be filled is that of general manager, now held by M. H. Sherman's brother-in-law, a Mr. Clark. He will have to go and Mr. Trumbull, representing Chicago bondholders, will proabbly take the place temporarily. Thomas Brown will be elected president of the new company. For the present at least there will be no changes in the staff of the road at Los Angeles. The negotiations were concluded on a basis mutually satisfactory to the stock holders and ootid holders; the details of which have already been printed. THREE DAYS OF FIGHTING The Rebels and Government Forces Said to Be at Work BARENICO, Peru, March 20.—The rebels anil government forces have been in battle in Lima three days. The attack by rebels began Sunday morning. The rebels were commanded by Chief Pierola, assist ed by Durane, Ore und others. All com munication with Lima is cut off, and it is impossible to learn the strength of either party. There was a heavy cannon ade and musketry fire on Sunday and Monday. Two distinct explosions were heard on Monday. There was a renewal of firing Tuesday morning and it contin ued six hours, 'it is ret>orted firing then ceased so as to permit the contending forces to care for the dead and wounded. From one source it is reported President Caceres holds the palace, the principal plaza and exposition square. It is also reported he closed all the avenues of ap proach to the city with armed forces. There is another report that a detach ment of rebels entered the city and is hemmed in by government troops. The rebels, the report says, are awaiting re inforcements. The rebel loss is t trty live men tiiis side of Lima. As far as known, the houses and buildings in the city are uninjured, except, a few high buildings, which were riddled with bul lets. All trains stopped running Satur day. The foreigners in this village are endeavoring to form an urban guard to protect property from looters. MANUFACTURERS IN COUNCIL LAn Important Meeting Convenes in San Francisco Papers Read by a Number of Prominent lien— Attitude of the Press Towards the Council SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.— At the Manufacturers' convention today James O'Leary read a paper entitled What Statis tics Show, in which he demonstrated that our industries are not making the prog ress they should. Charles M. Shortridge, proprietor of the Call, spoke for fifteen minutes on the attitude of the press to ward the convention. In the course of his speech he said the press should urge upon all the patronage of home industries in preference to Eastern goods, even at a sacrifice. A considerable portion of his remarks was devoted to a denunciation of silurianism, and he promised to expose some of the Silurians who shouted for the valley road, but declined to contribute to it or to any other home industry, unless they were furnished with Government bonds of three times tho value of every cent they loaned. A. P. Brayton spoke on The Utilization of Water Power. William Schroeder read a paper on the Manufacture or Art Stained Glass, in which he said stained glass could bo made better and cheaper in San Francisco than in Europe. J. B. Crockett of the San Francisco Gas Light Company, spoke on Patronizing Home Industry. J. W. Sny der spoke on the Cigar Industry, and said: "We can make netter cigars, price for price, than do the Eastern houses, which were absorbing the trade. The rea son for this discrimination is a ground less prejudice on the part of the consumer. George W. Dickie, of the Union Iron Works, spoke on the neces sity of arousing healthy sentiment in this community in favor of the extended use of the products of our own industries, and also read a paper on Ship building and Marine Engineering as a California Industry. Oscar Lewis dis cussed the Building Trades, and James Speers of the Fulton Iron WorKs spoke on Labor as a Factor in Manufacturing. GORMAN AND FRYE The Men Who Will Look Into the Harbor Matter WASHINGTON, March 20.—1t now seems probable that the only members of the Senate commerce committee who will go to the Pacific Coast during the sum mer recess for the purpose of making a personal investigation into the subject of a deep water harbor at either San Pedro or Santa Monica, will be Senators Gorman and Frye of Maine, and Senator White will probably meet them in California, j HERCHANTS OF EXPERIENCE PATRONIZE THE HERALD PRICE FIVE CE'iSTS Senator Gorman has always been an advo cate of San I'edro, and there is no reason to believe that he will change his opinion on a personal Investigation. Senator Krye, however, has already made an ex amination of those two harbors and is en thusiastically in favor of Santa Monica. Four members ol this committee failed of re election, and one resigned tv accept a place on the Supreme bench. IT WASN'T A FIST Clancy and Hia Father Had a Fierca Fight REDWOOD CITY, Cal.. March ao.—Al though John Clancy says he killed his father Sunday night at Colma in self defenae. the evidence at the Coroner's in quest would seem to indicate that a brutal murder was committed. The old man's head anil face we're bruised and buttered in a way that showed that some thing more deadly than a list had been used in striking the blows. Today young Clancy's shoes were examined and on them was found blood aud hair, showing that he had kicked and stamped ou his father. The Coroner's jury decided that young Clancy had caused his father's death, but made no recommendation. Christian scientists Arrested DAYTON, (>.. March 20. Chief of Po lice Parrel this afternoon ordered the ar rest of Dr. and Mrs. Hallen, Christian Scientists, for manslaughter, pending the coroner's inquest into the cause of the death of Lillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mead, prominent and fashionable people. The deceased was the grand daughter of the late Congressman llouk. FIRING ON THE ALLIANCA Captain Crossman Does Not Care to Criticize the President But the Master Mariner Claims That He Knows His Business as a Seaman NKW YORK, March 20.--Captain Crossman was seen by an Associated Press reporter today just beforo his steamer, the Allianca, sailed for Colon, and was asked what he had to say re garding the statement that President Cleveland had expressed great dissatisfac tion with what were claimed to be glar ing inconsistencies in the statement sub mitted by Captain Crossman. "Well," said he, "I don't care to criticize the President of the United States, but I do thiiiK I know my busi ness. I have spent thirty-six years learn ing it and I think I am competent to pre pare an accurate chart and description of my ship's course at sea. If the President had requested my appearance in Wash ington to personally explain the matter 1 think I could havo satisfied him in live minutes. There is nothing more to be said about the affair." WASHINGTON, March 20.—Senator Frye. when asked today what he thought of the prospect of an amicable settlement of the Alliance, difficulty with Spain, re plied: "Unfortunately it looks as if Spain will make the required apology. I hoped Spain would assume such a belligerent tone that it would be necessary for the United States to go over and take posses sion of Cuba. We certainly ought to have that island to round up our possessions, and if we cannot buy it, I for one should like to have the opportunity to acquire it by conquest." Inasmuch as Frye is a member of the Senate Committee on For eign Relations, his utterances possess considerable significance, indicating an early revival of the efforts to acquire Cuba. . KKY WEST, Fla.,March 20. — L,a Union, a constitutional, semi-official newspaper at Havana, reviews the allegations of the Allianca case and gives the opinion that if the vessel were really -fired upon tho Spanish commander was lully justified. It says the Spanish navy is unconquer able, and adds: "is would be well for tho United States to bear this in mind in the contentions that may arise through the adventurers and traitors who make war on Spain and her noble sons, and let that nation remember tho laws of neutrality were made by nations that know how to respect them." THE WRECK OF A CRUISER No Longer Any Doubt but the Spanish War Vessel Is Lost MADRID, March 20.—There no longer seems to be any doubt that the story of the wreck of the Spanish cruiser Reina Regente is true. The coast of Conil, north of Cape Trafalgar, where the cruiser foundered, according to the report of tho commander of the Alfonso XIII, is strewn with wreckage belonging to the Reina Regente, and with officer*' uniforms, tlags, etc., showing beyond any reason able doubt that the warship is lost. The authorities will not allow people near the coast of Conil, fearing painful scenes when the bodies of the drowned sailors are recovered. NEW YORK, March 20.—Commander Frank Fernand, stationed at the Brooklyn Xavy Yard as chief of construction, said today: • Just after the Columbian naval cele bration the Reina Regente was in our large dry dock in our.navy yard here, and I had a good chance to study her points. She was about the most topheavy ship t ever saw. Her officers informed me that she had 400 tons of water ballfist In her double bottoms to keep her from rolling over. She had a great amount of free board and her heavy battery was mounted too high. She was a splendid example of. what a naval constructor should avoid. When we took her out of the dry dock here 1 was in deadly fear she would top ple over. Notable Dead BERLIN, March 20.—Prince Waldemar, the reigning Prince of Lippe (Delmold), is dead, aged 71. He leaves no issue. MEN TONE, March 20. The Duchess of Leinster, widow of the fifth Duke of Lein ster. is dead. She was the daughter of the first Earl of Feverhal, ami reputed the most beautiful woman in the United Kingdom. RIDGEWOOD, N. J., March 20.—Gen eral Adam Badeau, on the staff oi General Grant as military secretary, and after wards secretary of the American legation at London, is dead, aged IH. A Big Blaze SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.—A dis astrous fire that destroyed more than $50, --000 worth of property and the lives of eighteen tine horses started in the Kil born cooper shop, next to the Gates Oil Works premises, at Sanford and Townsend streets, at 1:30 o'clock this morning. A fierce wind was blowing at the time and ■ the fire soon spread until the premises were consumed. A second alarm was turned in at 1:30 o'clock. No lives were lost, though one family living in a house adjoining the stables were awakened just in time to escape in their night clothes. Thirteen and Bad SAN JOSE, March 20.—Eugene Inijads. aged 13, was committed to the Whittier Reform School today, as ho could not be controlled by his parents.